Screen Junkies » Lyndsy Fonseca http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Lyndsy Fonseca http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/lyndsy-fonseca/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/lyndsy-fonseca/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:58:07 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=219376 Lyndsy Fonseca appears in John Carpenter's 'The Ward.'

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Lyndsy Fonseca appears in John Carpenter‘s The Ward. A native of Oakland, California, Fonseca is best known for her roles in Kick Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine. She has also appeared in severa television shows, including “Big Love” and “Desperate Housewives.”

A word from Lyndsy: “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”

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‘The Ward’ Trailer Might Hurt A Little http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-ward-trailer-might-hurt-a-little/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-ward-trailer-might-hurt-a-little/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 16:26:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213571 John Carpenter is back, and crazier than ever.

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It’s been a long time since a John Carpenter joint was in a theater near you (since 2001′s Ghosts of Mars, in fact). But now, the wait is over, and here’s a first look at his latest horror movie, The Ward.

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Set in a mental institution, it stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Amber Heard, and Danielle Panabaker. And there’s an appearance from Jared Harris of”Mad Men,” which is interesting because like “Mad Men,” The Ward is set in the 1960s. The trailer’s presumably been edited with an eye toward putting a “modern spin” on Carpenter’s restrained, static style. Although it could also be that Carpenter managed to restrain himself. You’ll have to wait until the movie comes out to find out for sure. It’s going to be released to VOD on June 8th, and in theaters on July 8th. If you can’t wait until then, try a strait-jacket. They do wonders for me.

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Review: ‘Kick-Ass’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-kick-ass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-kick-ass/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Kick-AssR, 118m., 2010Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Mortez, Christopher Mitz-Plasse, Mark Strong, and Nicolas CageDirected by Matthew VaughnScreenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn based upon the Mark Millar comic Kick-Ass...

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Kick-Ass
R, 118m., 2010
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Mortez, Christopher Mitz-Plasse, Mark Strong, and Nicolas Cage
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn based upon the Mark Millar comic

Kick-Ass is a bloody, head-on exploration into the overactive mind of the modern teenager.

Based on the graphic novel series by Mark Millar of “Wanted” comic book fame, Kick-Ass tells the story of a typical, bored high-schooler. David Lizewski (played with breezy and natural charisma by newcomer Aaron Johnson), who one day decides to buy a wet suit and become a superhero like all the heroes in his ever growing comic book collection, becomes an internet sensation when defending a lonely junkie from punks. His new alter eg Kick-Ass is immediately born.

Meanwhile a father and daughter duo (played with menacing aw-shuck glee by Nicolas Cage and Chloe Mortez) going by the name of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl are taking down the New York City mob run by Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong in his ever prevalent modern day English villain role) and his wannabe superhero son Chris, a.k.a. Red Mist, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse in signature voice-cracking mode).

What makes the film so accessible to both fan boys and regular moviegoers is the way director Matthew Vaughn handles much of the dark material. The film contains a lot of gun play with kids and moments of brutal torture, but because the film is shot in a lot of bright and clear areas, the New York Cit skyline looks very much like a comic book and the violence moves quick at times. Vaughn and his crew are able to keep it at a fun distance.

Another one of Vaughn’s touches is his use of music. Like his previous film Layer Cake, the blend of modern techno beats, pop music, and classic Ennio Morricone stand-off music amplifies the movie’s characters into their own intro music. Never will you hear Joan Jett and the Black Heart’s “Bad Reputation” the same again after you’ve heard it while little Chloe Mortez takes down a group of goons in pure John Woo fashion.

Mortez as Mindy Macready, a.k.a. Hit-Girl, finds herself in a interesting situation as both character and actress in this film. Here’s the most bad-ass chick we’ve seen on screen all year. Yet, she’s only 11-years-old and finds herself in the battle between liberation and anti-NRA parents, who may faint at the site of a young pistol packing heroine.

Kick-Ass as a comic book film gets the job done well and bloody, putting itself up there with select group of successful comic book movies like Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight. The important thing to remember about adapting a successful comic book into a successful movie is simple: always remember the characters first and the action will follow forward as needed.

Kick-Ass knows this very well and gives it to us like a KAPOW! in the kisser.

Grade: B+
 

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Actress Lyndsy Fonseca http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hot-tub-time-machine-actress-lyndsy-fonseca/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hot-tub-time-machine-actress-lyndsy-fonseca/#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media For someone who's only 23, Lyndsy Fonseca has accomplished a ton. She started out as a model, moved to soap operas, booked roles on primetime TV, and now is starring in Hot Tub Time Machine and Kick-Ass. If she wasn't so hot I might be irked that she spells her name with two "Ys." You're SOOOO clever, Lyndsy's parents.  A word from Lyndsy: "There is no such thing as bad publicity." Oh yeah? I bet being seen on my arm wouldn't do you any favors. Unless people assume you're doing charity work. Ouch, I just hurt my own feelings... There's nothing bad about the pics after the jump.

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For someone who’s only 23, Lyndsy Fonseca has accomplished a ton. She started out as a model, moved to soap operas, booked roles on primetime TV, and now is starring in Hot Tub Time Machine and Kick-Ass. If she wasn’t so hot I might be irked that she spells her name with two “Ys.” You’re SOOOO clever, Lyndsy’s parents.

A word from Lyndsy: “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”

Oh yeah? I bet being seen on my arm wouldn’t do you any favors. Unless people assume you’re doing charity work. Ouch, I just hurt my own feelings…

There’s nothing bad about the pics after the jump.

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Lyndsy Fonseca to Pick a Fight in ‘Nikita’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/lyndsy-fonseca-to-pick-a-fight-in-nikita/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/lyndsy-fonseca-to-pick-a-fight-in-nikita/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A sexy fight, that is.We reported earlier that extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q would play the title character in the CW's Nikita. Today there's news that she'll have some company. Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine) has signed on to play a newly-recruited, younger Nikita tasked with bringing in Q's character after she goes rogue. Sounds a bit like a mix between The Fugitive and NBC's ill-fated Bionic Woman remake.Fonseca's character is described as an "attractive, young, white female with virtually no personal ties or paper trail." In other words, Charlie Sheen's dream woman. (The Futon Critic)

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A sexy fight, that is.

We reported earlier that extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q would play the title character in the CW‘s Nikita. Today there’s news that she’ll have some company. Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine) has signed on to play a newly-recruited, younger Nikita tasked with bringing in Q’s character after she goes rogue. Sounds a bit like a mix between The Fugitive and NBC’s ill-fated Bionic Woman remake.

Fonseca’s character is described as an "attractive, young, white female with virtually no personal ties or paper trail." In other words, Charlie Sheen’s dream woman. (The Futon Critic)

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