The Five List 2013 (for now)

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2013 23:02:33 January 7, 2013 23:02:33

It’s a new year. There’s a new Five List:

1.Oscar Isaac
2.Nicholas Hoult
3.Anthony Mackie
4.Scarlett Johansson
5.Tom Hardy

And I just interviewed two of them this weekend!

When I head out on a trip, I usually load up my iPad with movies for the plane. Or for if I can’t sleep. They have to be light. Ish. So the other night I watched 10 Years, a movie produced by and starring Channing Tatum alongside a decent ensemble cast that came and went last fall. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much and, perhaps because I had no expectations, it wasn’t terrible, not at all. And then, Oscar Isaac...

GOD he is sexy. I was feeling it after W.E. but this time, in a formulaic storyline designed specifically to hook you -- sh-t, it worked. So well that, well, he’s now #1. Which is actually good timing. 2013 is supposed to be the year Oscar Isaac breaks out. You’ll see him featured in the Coen Brothers next film Inside Llewyn Davis.

If you’ve been reading my site for a while, you know that Anthony Mackie has always been my jam. That didn’t change after I met him on the Gangster Squad junket on Saturday.  He wore yellow. He was silly and charming and personable. He got on well with his colleagues, Giovanni Ribisi (strangely appealing in person too and doesn’t have the Xenu eyes, fortunately), and Robert Patrick. I couldn’t get out of that interview room fast enough. Mackie is so attractive it made me uncomfortable.

As for Nicholas Hoult -- I saw Warm Bodies just before Christmas and really, really enjoyed it. Warm Bodies is what Twilight should have been. You know how Twilight took itself so seriously? Warm Bodies is in on the joke. They get it. I mean, Rob Cordry’s in it. Of course they get it. Hoult plays “R”, a zombie crushing on a human called Julie (Teresa Palmer) and, obviously, they fall in love. He is ADORABLE. Even with a rotting mouth, he is adorable. By the end, Jesus, he made me want to listen to Taylor Swift songs.

And in person? It’s too much. When Jennifer Lawrence said of him that he doesn’t know how beautiful he is, she was right. You have no idea. Hoult currently has short buzzed hair. It brings out his bone structure. He has a model’s bone structure. And he was dressed beautifully in a gorgeous sweater and skinny pants and nice leather shoes and then he speaks and he’s wry and funny and smart and sweet and at one point he shrugged after telling me that everyone told him that he made the ugliest zombie in the entire movie and that was it, I was in. Maybe he should be Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Scarlett Johansson? Because she’s delicious. Whatever has come over her the past year, it’s delicious. I have never liked and/or wanted her more.

There are frustratingly few recent photos of Isaac, Hoult, and Mackie. So I’m attaching new shots of Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult’s girlfriend (still, I hope, because I want to ship them!), out this weekend in LA ahead of Critics’ Choice and the Globes.


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