Look/Read/Learn: 'Hugo,' 'The Thing' Posters, Mila Kunis on Sex and 'Star Trek', and Fun 'Harry Potter' Trivia

Look/Read/Learn: 'Hugo,' 'The Thing' Posters, Mila Kunis on Sex and 'Star Trek', and Fun 'Harry Potter' Trivia

Jul 12, 2011


Look: Posters for Hugo and The Thing Arrive Online

New posters for Martin Scorsese's Hugo (formerly known as Hugo Cabaret, via Coming Soon) and The Thing have arrived online, with one touting Martin Scorsese's name above the title and the other promoting the fact that this prequel comes from the producers of a horror remake (Dawn of the Dead). Though it's called The Thing, this new version is technically a prequel -- detailing the origins of the deadly creature featured in John Carpenter's original 1982 film. Meanwhile, Hugo will follow an orphan boy living within the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris who finds himself all wrapped up in a magical adventure. Folks can catch The Thing first, in theaters on October 14th, and then Hugo (which also comes to us in 3D) a month later on November 23rd.


Read: Mila Kunis Talks Sex and Star Trek in New Interview

In a new interview with GQ, Mila Kunis opens up about her new film Friends with Benefits (and whether she's ever had a "friends with benefits" relationship), as well as her unexpected addiction to all things Star Trek. Here are a couple of quotes ...

On being in a "Friends with Benefits" relationship: "Oy. I haven't, but I can give you my stance on it: It's like communism—good in theory, in execution it fails. Friends of mine have done it, and it never ends well. Why do people put themselves through that torture?

GQ: It's because they enjoy sex.

Mila Kunis: But friends with benefits isn't a purely sexual relationship—it's two people who like each other having sex, not a random hookup. And when two people who like each other have sex, eventually someone catches feelings and everything is fucked. You might be able to treat our relationship as killing time. I might not. I may be in love with you."

On being a Star Trek nerd: "I got into it in my late teens—18, 19, 20. Something like that. I got into it later than most people. But let's not talk about it in the past tense. I'm still a Star Trek fan. You never stop being one. Let me give you my rundown of the series in order of most favorite to least favorite. Okay. You should know this list is an ongoing argument between Seth MacFarlane and myself. But I have it: The Next Generation; the original series; then Voyager— After Voyager, then I have Deep Space Nine. Then last is Enterprise"

Learn: Fun Harry Potter Facts from All 8 Films

In anticipation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in theaters this weekend, Warner Bros. released a bunch of fun facts and figures from all eight films. Here are a few for you fans out there :

-- Daniel Radcliffe has used 160 pairs of glasses in the course of making the films, and worn out between 60 and 70 wands.

-- Harry's scar has been applied by the makeup department 5,800 times (approximately 2,000 times on Daniel Radcliffe; the rest on his stand-ins and stunt doubles).

-- The Hogwarts Express train has a steam engine built in 1937, and its four carriages date from the 1950s.

-- 588 separate sets have been created for the films, of which the largest was the Ministry of Magic.

-- 250,000 articles of clothing have been used in the series, including 600 school uniforms.

-- Emma Watson says that her favorite prop in all the movies is the Time Turner; Rupert Grint says that his favorite is the Deluminator; Radcliffe says that his is Harry's glasses.

For more, check out the story in The Seattle Times.

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