All posts by Alexis Gentry

Alexis Gentry is the creator and editor of Trashwire.com. She has been called a “dynamic, talented and unique voice in pop culture” by Ben Lyons of E! and, with her strong fascination with entertainment and penchant for writing, it’s not hard to see why.
Josh Gad and Ashton Kutcher as Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in JOBS

Trite and sentimental ‘Jobs’ hardly does Apple CEO justice

Ashton Kutcher as a young Steve Jobs in JOBS

It could be argued that Steve Jobs was the Leonardo da Vinci of our time. Whether you’re an Apple geek like I am or a Windows/Android user, Jobs’ innovations have influenced your life in one way or another. His position in pop culture as a visionary and the ultimate salesman were solidified by his keynote presentations for revolutionary products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad. So why does such a fascinating figure get such a lame movie? Continue reading

Amanda Seyfried and Hank Azaria in Lovelace

Great performances save ‘Lovelace’ from cautionary tale cliches

Amanda Seyfried and Hank Azaria in Lovelace

Hollywood has always had a fascination with porn. Even back in the days of Star 80, mainstream films have presented tales of starlets drawn in, chewed up and spit out by the corrupt porn industry. Lovelace, written by Andy Bellin and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, brings us a similarly familiar story: an innocent girl from a religious family meets a guy who is nothing but trouble, he corrupts her, she is used and exploited, then she has some kind of redemption by renouncing her old life. The thing is, cliches are cliches for a reason and the story of Linda Lovelace is a real-life version of the cautionary tale we’ve seen in movies since the early days of the motion picture. Continue reading

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Comic Con 2013 photo album

This year’s San Diego Comic Con was a blast. From costumed fans to celebrity guests, the con was filled to the brim with things to see. Enjoy a glimpse at Comic Con with this collection of snapshots. Check out all things Comic Con on Trashwire here. Continue reading

Aaron Eckhart greets fans at Comic Con 2013

Comic Con: a place for fans

Fans crowd outside the Hilton San Diego Bayfront awaiting their favorite stars.
Fans crowd outside the Hilton San Diego Bayfront awaiting their favorite stars.

With hundreds of panels and 130,000 attendees, San Diego Comic Con is arguably the biggest fan event of the year. It’s a place where fans can get exclusive sneak peeks of movies, TV shows, comic books and games, a place where a regular Joe can ask a star a question during a panel, and a place where fangirls and fanboys can meet their idols in person for autographs or photos. With the increasing number of entertainment panels packing the fans into Hall H (the most coveted room in all of Comic Con) movie and TV stars are completely accessible to fans. Continue reading

Jason Momoa at the Wolves panel at San Diego Comic Con 2013

Confessions of a fangirl

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Every year, I go to Comic Con for Trashwire to cover the event, from the cosplayers to the celebs on panels. But, every year, there’s always something special that becomes my personal Comic Con goal—my own little fangirl quest, if you will. These quests can involve something simple, like attending a cool panel, but they usually involve something far more fangirly than that. They usually involve my celebrity crush du jour.

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Back into the fray! Trashwire heads to San Diego Comic Con 2013

Trashwire is in the hizzouse (yes, I realize how ridiculous and dated that sounds) for San Diego Comic Con 2013. Pop culture mecca is bustling again with celebs, superheroes, a fair share of obscure cosplay, and more than a few Targaryens—in fact, about two dozen Khaleesi clones were spotted in our first few minutes at the convention center. While Thursday is still pretty early into the con, we spotted Lost stars Josh Holloway and Evangeline Lilly, who was signing for her role as Tauriel in The Hobbit at the Weta booth.

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Comic-Con Exclusive Oblivion Image

Post-apocalyptic Comic Con from ‘Oblivion’

Comic-Con Exclusive Oblivion Image

In celebration of the upcoming release of Oblivion on Blu-ray, here is a new image of a post-apocalyptic 2017 San Diego Convention Center in ruins, created by Andree Wallin, the concept illustrator for Oblivion. Specially commissioned for this year’s convention, the image will be available as limited edition tote bags and handed out daily at the Geek magazine booth (#4014) with a special code word available via Geek magazine’s Twitter account.

The Canyons stars Lindsay Lohan and James Deen

‘The Canyons’ official trailer is here

The first trailer for The Canyons has arrived. The film stars Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen who, in the words of Mugatu, is “so hot right now” with porn-loving teenage girls on Tumblr. Will this film be a total disaster? Draw your own conclusions. Here’s the trailer and a brief synopsis. The Canyons will be available on August 2nd in select theaters Continue reading

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star in Prince Avalache

Prince Avalanche hitting theaters August 9th

Prince Avalanche poster

Synopsis:
An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection. Adapted from Icelandic film Either Way, Prince Avalanche is driven by wonderful performances by Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and Lance LeGault. Writer/director David Gordon Green gets back to his independent roots with this character study, which shows his knack for realistically capturing people and finding meaning in their lives and dreams. Continue reading