A buxom new Bond girl, a taboo romance and a thriller that will truly get under your skin are among the TauBu Girls’ November flick picks…
Skyfall, Nov. 9:TauBu Girl Jamile was first in line for this one. James Bond is back on the big screen and this time, cinema’s favorite spy must keep a computer drive with a list of British agents from being used against them. In a botched shot by a fellow operative, Bond (Daniel Craig) takes a bullet, falls into the river below and is believed dead. M, head of the Foreign Intelligence wing of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, is told to pack it in, but she won’t budge until the matter of the missing drive is resolved – never mind that massive explosion that happens as she returns to headquarters. Suddenly, Bond is back from the formerly-presumed-dead and hot on the trail of the drive-swiping victim, who turns out to be a blast from M’s past. We love the plot, but we’re really stoked about the motorcycle chase scene along unnervingly narrow, roofline walkways that features Freestyle Motocross champ Robbie “Maddo” Maddison as Agent 007′s stunt double.
In Their Skin, Nov. 9:TauBu Girl Megan loves a great psycho-thriller. After the accidental death of their six-year-old daughter, the Hughes family jettisons their busy upscale suburban life and takes refuge in their isolated lakefront cottage. If you can call it a “cottage,” that is. This place is massive. Anyway, hoping that some company will provide a comforting distraction from their grief, they invite their friendly neighbors over for dinner. Trouble is, their neighbors are not only obsessed with their perception of the Hughes’ perfect life, and they’re certifiably crazy. Selma Blair, Rachel Miner, Joshua Close and James D’Arcy star.
Anna Kerenina, Nov. 16: Ever the romantic, TauBu Girl Kimberley is waiting with baited breath for Anna Kerenina, an epic love story based on a Leo Tolstoy book. Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the film follows Anna (Keira Knightley), an achingly beautiful aristocrat as she falls helplessly in love with the affluent Count Vronsky. Trouble is, she’s very much married to the wealthy and well-connected but emotionless Alexi Kerenin (Jude Law) who warns his wife, “You may, by indiscretion, give the world occasion to talk about you.” But women in hot, illicit love never listen. Ergo, Anna’s affair erupts into an international scandal. Taboo, indeed.
So which movie are you anxiously awaiting in November? Take a look at the trailers then post your picks on the TauBu Facebook fan page.
Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice, fighting flesh-eating zombies and armed Umbrella Corp. troops in “Resident Evil: Retribution.”
September is a good month for gamers and moviegoers. The TauBu Girls share their picks for this month’s best new movies and one video game-inspired film tops the list.
Resident Evil: Retribution, Sept. 14: Gorgeous badass Milla Jovovich is back in TauBu Girl Rachael’s top September flick pick, Resident Evil: Retribution. Jovovich reprises her role as Alice, the human race’s last home against the evil Umbrella Corporation and its deadly T-Virus that’s transforming the global population into legions of flesh-munching undead. Her escape from Umbrella’s clandestine operations facility has her fighting both zombies and armed Umbrella troops by the dozens from Tokyo to New York to Washington, D.C. to Moscow as she hunts down the suits responsible for the T-virus outbreak. Sexy Michelle Rodriguez and Austrian hottie Boris Kodjoe also star.
House at the End of the Street, Sept. 21: TauBu Girl Jamile loves a good crime mystery, so she’s anxious for the release of House at the End of the Street. Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence star as a mother and daughter who set up a new life for themselves in a small, upscale rural town after a devastating divorce. The daughter befriends the boy next door, whose sister had murdered their parents. Soon, it becomes frighteningly obvious that the horror story ain’t over.
Looper, Sept. 28: TauBu Girl Megan admits to being a bit of a sci-fi geek, so she’s stoked for the opening of Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. It’s the year 2072 and when the mob chooses a mark, the target is sent 30 years into the past. There, in 2042, a hired gun waits to mow down the mob’s marked man, virtually erasing him from the future. Joe, played by Gordon-Levitt, is one of those specialized assasins, dubbed “loopers” and thinks he’s in good with his bosses – that is, until he recognizes a victim as his future self (played by Willis). Face your past, fight your future, as the film’s tagline reads.
August is looking to be a great month for movies. The TauBu Girls share their favorite flick picks.
A Manhattan bike messenger picks up the wrong envelope and rides like hell through the streets, off the walls and over the cabs of New York in “Premium Rush.“
Hit & Run, August 24: Having a penchant for track car racing, TauBu Girl Amanda is most excited about Hit & Run starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper. Shepard plays Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver who jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity to help his gorgeous blonde girlfriend (Bell) get to Los Angeles – with the feds and his former bank robbing gang hot on their trail. Romance, comedy and some classic car chase action.
The Apparition, August 24:TauBu Girl Jamile has a bit of a dark side (and we dig it). So, she’s looking forward to the release of The Apparition, a dark thriller about a couple haunted by a supernatural presence unleashed during a college experiment. It’s an epic head-game of a horror flick starring the gorgeous Ashley Greene of Twilight fame, Tom Felton, who played Draco in the Harry Potter series, and Romanian actor Sebastian Stan. Oh, and Green looks great in a little black hot pants PJs number.
Premium Rush, August 24: TauBu Girl Aubrey is another speedster chick with mad athletic skills. She’s itching to see Premium Rush, an action thriller about a Manhattan bike messenger played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of NY’s best. Riding a super lightweight, single-gear bike with no brakes, he picks up his last envelope of the day and quickly finds himself riding for his life from a dirty copy who wants that package. Premium Rush was shot simultaneously as Triple Rush, a TV docu-reality series about bike messengers. If you know anything about these guys, you know they’re part athlete, part nutcase, all extreme. In fact, during filming, Gordon-Levitt rode his bike full on into a cap and smashed into the rear windshield, shattering it. Pints of blood and 31 stitches later, he was back to work. Extreme, indeed.
What’s your top pick for the August box office? Post your favorites on the TauBu Facebook fan page.
Brazilian-born cutie Jamile de Campos is the perfect mix of beauty and brains. She manages her own modeling career, runs a graphic design business and is going to college all at once. We can barely keep up with her. That’s why she’s the July 2012 TauBu Girl.
“I’ve lived in 4 different U.S. states and have been to four different continents,” says the energetic Jamile. “I’m very outgoing, social, fun and friendly and love that there’s always something new to learn. I’m pretty much an open book if you want to know something. ”
Oh yes, there’s plenty that TauBu fans would like to know about Jamile – starting with “Where do I know her from?” You might have seen her in Performance Audio and Sound magazine, on TV’s Chicagolicious, or somewhere in the streets of Daytona where she was a Hot Babe of Bike Week earlier this year. She’s also competed in and won multiple contests including the Bikelanta Bikini Contest, Spencer’s Gifts Lingerie Model search and O’Neal Motocross Model competition. She’s currently competing for a feature spot in Playboy South Africa.
When she’s not competing or cavorting, she’s creating. As a graphic artist she’s worked on dozens of creative projects including artwork, ads, menus, brochures, websites, covers and photo manipulation for both commercial and private customers. Her favorite TauBu flavor? Mojito.