It's just a fact: some of the best movie scenes involve dudes without shirts. This has definitely been the case in 2013, a year filled with guys shunning shirts on the big screen. Josh Duhamel started the year off on a good foot with plenty of shirtless scenes in Safe Haven, Charlie Hunnam kept the ball rolling in Pacific Rim, and who can forget Sam Claflin as Finnick in Catching Fire? Before you welcome 2014, take a look back at some of the shirtless highlights of 2013.
Our best of 2013 roundups have begun, and this one might be the most romantic, the most swoon-worthy, and the one you click through multiple times. It's all the best movie kisses of 2013! There were dramatic ones, hot ones, sweet ones, and ones that came in just before the couple tragically parted, and they're all here. Click through, and tell us which one is your favorite!
November was a huge month for entertainment — a couple of big sequels premiered, hilarious parodies came out of funny minds, and some previews got us excited for future pop culture. There's been so much great stuff this month that it seems like there's hardly anything to complain about. Without further ado, let's get into the best and worst of November entertainment!
- Catching Fire and Frozen set a box office record — The Hollywood Reporter
- Watch Orange Is the New Black stars in a cute Christmas video — Vulture
- Childhood movie moments that still make you cry — HuffPost Entertainment
- Is Hollywood depressed? — The Daily Beast
- Jennifer Lawrence gets honored by Barbara Walters — Moviefone
- 18 gaping plot holes in famous movies — Cracked
- Why The Walking Dead's midseason finale was so awesome — BuddyTV
- Blake Lively's guide to a festive Christmas — Gossip Girl
- How do critics feel about Justin Timberlake's new film? — Rotten Tomatoes
- Fifty Shades of Grey is filming! See the first pictures — POPSUGAR Celeb
We're putting our own celeb-centric spin on the Thanksgiving holiday by rounding up the moments that we're giving special thanks for in 2013. Between a royal birth, big engagement, fresh new music, and hot celebrity crushes, there was a ton to be grateful for, but somehow we were able to narrow it down. Click through to see the 10 celebrity highlights that we're most thankful for this year — and Happy Thanksgiving!
Even though the Hunger Games trilogy is known for its action sequences, there's one aspect of the films that always piques our interest: the hair. From Katniss's braid to everything Effie Trinket wears on her head, the hairstyles that have come out of these movies are nothing short of amazing. We chatted with Linda Flowers, lead hair designer, department head, head colorist, and wig designer (phew!) of The Hunger Games about what goes into the eccentric locks of the movie.
POPSUGAR: Katniss is known for her braids. How did you come up with the different styles for her looks in the Capitol versus when she's in the arena or in District 12?
Linda Flowers: In the film, you notice when she first arrives at the Capitol, Katniss has a colored braid across her forehead. Her braids always connect her to her family, her roots. She always maintains some version of the braids as to not lose who she is. The braids are symbolic. For instance, when she arrives at the Capitol she has a HUGE braid. It’s a sign of revolt.
PS: What about Prim's hair?
LF: Prim always has braids too — little bows out of hair. They are similar to Katniss's braids, only slightly different. This shows continuity and unity between she and her sister.
PS: What was your inspiration for Johanna's hair?
LF: Johanna is a wild card. Her hair had to be very street, very choppy with color. Not a perfect haircut. I wanted it to look as though she did it herself. Because she is a darling of the Capitol, her hair is her way of rebelling — it's not a glamorous hairstyle. This pays tribute to her personality. She is very raw and an amazing fighter. Johanna is the opposite of what the Capitol represents.
PS: Effie Trinket has incredible costumes. What was it like creating her many hairstyles?
LF: So fun! Effie is one of my favorite roles in the whole movie. She is the fashionista, and she embodies everything the Capitol represents. Effie is always accessorized immaculately. I created looks that were over the top. She wore these crazy Alexander McQueen costumes, and her hair had to stand up to them, complement them. A simple style would have been lost.
PS: Who are some of the other characters you had the most fun creating looks for?
LF: Caesar Flickerman and his different wigs. In the book he has a purple wig. So I created a two-toned lavender/purple wig. He's always fun to do. Also his sidekick, Claudius Templesmith, was also interesting. He wore a very feminine, cool wig. The two together are interesting, colorful people — both very extreme.
PS: What's it like bringing the Capitol style to life?
LF: It's challenging and fun. I'm allowed to use my imagination — this is not a time period piece where I have pictures to reference. Everything had to come from my imagination. It was very scary to see if my ideas would be accepted and very exciting when they were.
PS: What are some of the challenges of working on the many looks for the Catching Fire cast?
LF: Time. We have to do so much in such a short amount of time. For instance, I had three weeks to do 300 wigs! Of course, I have a lot of help — amazing hair artists, platinum stylists. I have a great team. We work together to get the most out of the time we have.
When movies and good food go together, it's like having, well, the best turkey and stuffing combo ever. In that spirit, we've rounded up some of the best films that showcase chefs, bakers, food scenes, and everything in between, just in time for Thanksgiving. Have a look, and satisfy your cinematic cravings!
- See how much money Catching Fire has made so far — Moviefone
- A Family Guy character has been killed off for good — Vulture
- Is a Full House reunion on the horizon? — HuffPost Entertainment
- Great movies that were turned into terrible books — Cracked
- Death might be coming to Reign — BuddyTV
- Is this the real-life Delivery Man? — The Daily Beast
- Classy holiday gifts that Blair Waldorf would approve of — Gossip Girl
- What critics are saying about Disney's Frozen — Rotten Tomatoes
- Katie Couric is leaving ABC for good — The Hollywood Reporter
- How well do you really know Doctor Who? — POPSUGAR Tech
Prep your bow and arrow, adjust your mockingjay pin, and get your District-mates ready; Catching Fire is out this weekend! If you've read Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy, you know how the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale plays out, so seeing the onscreen chemistry between the characters is one of the most anticipated elements of the films. But if you were in Katniss's well-worn boots, who would you go for: Peeta or Gale? To find out which District 12 man is more your type, take our relationship personality quiz.
Anticipation has been building for the second film in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, to hit the big screen — and it's finally here! One of the most intriguing elements of the books and movies is the love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta, a theme throughout the three books in Suzanne Collins's series. Without giving too much away, readers (and even the characters) aren't always sure if the romantic moments between Peeta and Katniss are "real or not real," but we can't help but fall for the pair of star-crossed lovers. And many fans are divided on if Peeta or Gale makes a better fit for the heroine. Check out some of our favorite love quotes (possible spoilers) between from the Hunger Games books!