GIFs of the Most Cliche New Year’s Resolutions of All Time

Happy 2013, everybody! Another year means another 365 days to get your act together… and another attempt at those New Year’s Resolutions. It’s always the same ol’ routine, though, isn’t it? Get healthier. Eat better. Yadda, yadda, yadda. But rather than yawn about the typical NYRs, we’re embracing them. Check out the top 5 most cliche New Year’s Resolutions — in GIF form!

1. Exercise more.

This is your plan:

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This is how you are after a week of trying:

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2. Give up chocolate.

This is what you want your attitude to be:

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This is what ends up happening:

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3. Be nicer to your family.

At first, you’re all like:

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This is how you treat ‘em later:

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4. Clean/get organized.

Day 1:

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Day 30:

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5. Study harder.

After your first assignment:

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And every one after that:

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Keep Up with the Best of 2012!

12 Hotties Who Rocked 2012: Robert Pattinson, Josh Hutcherson & More!

This isn’t just a round-up of hot guys. (Because that could go on for days.) No, no — we’re choosing the top 12 male celebrities who are not only ridiculously good-looking, but also had a kick-butt year as far as their performances in movies & music, and on TV. Check out our best of 2012 list below, then tell us your picks in the comments!

Robert Pattinson
In the final installment of The Twilight Saga, RPattz was not only fierce in battle,
but he also played the coolest dad ever.

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Summit

Justin Bieber
If the 2012 American Music Awards were any indication,
this was the year of the Biebs and his BELIEVE album.

Island Records

Island Records

Dean Geyer
He skyrocketed to the top of our Glee stud list.
Can you imagine if you saw this in your bathroom?

FOX

FOX

Andrew Garfield
Sigh, if only all spiders beared a resemblance to the Amazing Spider-Man star…

Sony

Sony

Cody Simpson
The Codester took us to ‘paradise.’ So he’s pretty much a given.

Twitter (@CodySimpson)

Twitter (@CodySimpson)

Josh Hutcherson
Two words: Hunger. Games.

Lionsgate

Lionsgate

Chris Hemsworth
The elder Hemsworth portrayed a huntsman and a demi-god. No contest.
Plus just try staring at those muscles and not drooling.

Paramount

Paramount

Channing Tatum
Hello, he was crowned ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ this year!

People

People

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Did you see the ending of The Dark Knight Rises?!
We think his (potential) superhero status makes him even dreamier.

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

One Direction
1. They have accents. 2. There’s FIVE of them.
3. 1D had not one, but two #1 albums in the U.S. in 2012… Any questions?

Sony

Sony

Logan Lerman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, FTW!

Summit

Summit

Zac Efron
Besides the fact that he starred in The Lucky One a.k.a. one of the most romantic films of the year, umm… it’s Zac Efron. Case closed.

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

See Who Made Last Year’s List of Hotties!

Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Craig, George Clooney: Hunks Who Got Their Start in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films (PHOTOS)

Of all the harsh realities made clear by the gender gap, perhaps the truest is that – as of this Friday – girlfriends everywhere will be dragged reluctantly to see The Hobbit. This time, however, Peter Jackson’s journey through Middle Earth has been stripped of its eye-candy, swapping Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen for a handful of dwarves, Dr. Watson and a geezer. While the movie will no doubt be epic, the real scenery will undoubtedly be just that: the actual scenery.

All of which made us consider just how many dramatic, respected and handsome leading men – prime examples of non-nerd masculinity – actually made some of their biggest breakthroughs in sci-fi, fantasy and all-around geek adventures. Read on to find out…

Click here to launch the gallery of gorgeous leading men who made their bones in genre movies.

Many of the actors on Celebuzz’ list certainly had credits prior to their turns in fantasy films – Mortensen worked steadily as a supporting player for more than a decade before striking paydirt with the Lord of the Rings series, for example.

And although many of them have gone on to even greater glories, they first became popular in the public consciousness because of these projects. On the other hand, some of them may never surpass the success they enjoyed with these films and film series. But as cinephiles and avid filmgoers, we’re only too happy to celebrate – and maybe in a few cases, reintroduce – the sci-fi-, horror and fantasy films that helped the world fall in love with them.

Which of these hunks is your favorite — or which appeared in your favorite fantasy film? Keep the discussion going in the comments section after watching the theatrical trailer for The Hobbit below!

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Chris Hemsworth, Jared Padalecki, Jack Osbourne: Celebs Who Became Dads in 2012 (GALLERY)

They say that marriage is “the biggest club in the world,” but if that’s the case, then becoming a Dad comes in at a reasonable second.

In 2012, many celebs became fathers — some, like Chris Hemsworth, for the first time, others, such as Ben Affleck, who are already expert hands around the diaper bin.

In today’s Celebuzz gallery, we salute the Hollywood men who gave away (some) of their nightlife (or sleeping) hours this year in exchange for warming bottles and administering ear medication.

Some of Hollywood’s newest members to the dad club will need to dust off their copies of Babies for Dummies, including Bruce Willis, who hasn’t had a new baby to cuddle since welcoming daughter Tallulah with his then-wife Demi Moore 17 years ago.

Who do you think is the sexiest new Dad of 2012?  Enjoy the galleryof Hollywood’s hottest dads — then share your favorite in the comments below.

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Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Disick: Meet Hollywood’s Hottest Dads (GALLERY)

Being a Dad in Hollywood means never having to exchange your tank top and Ray-Bans for a pipe and cardigan sweater.

But don’t let their hip looks fool you. LA is full of hot-looking Dads who just happen to be great fathers.

In Thursday’s Celebuzz gallery, you can check out our favorite paternal caregivers, from new pops Chris Hemsworth, to old hands like Ryan Phillippe and Brad Pitt.

There was a time in the entertainment industry when having a family could negatively impact an actor’s career. Studios and press representatives felt that the more “free” an actor appeared to be, the more appealing he was to his fan base. Not so today, as having a family has become as commonplace in Hollywood as having an agent.

Who are the newest members of the Hollywood Dad’s club?

Recent years have seen a diverse group of guys become Dads, some for the first time and others welcoming another name to their growing brood. The list includes Kardashian-beau Scott Disick, Hemsworthand even Bruce Willis.

In Playing for Keeps, Gerard Butler plays former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team in an attempt to get his life together. From the Director of Pursuit of Happyness, the romantic comedy stars Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid – and opens December 7th in theatres everywhere.

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‘Breaking Dawn,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Lincoln’: What Are Thanksgiving 2012′s Must-See Movies? (GALLERY)

Aside from eating foods people only really eat once a year, Thanksgiving is also the time to spend a day or two at the movies.

The holiday traditionally gives Hollywood one of its biggest weekends of the year, and this year’s holiday season is no exception. Several movies are jockeying for your attention at the box office, and Celebuzz has your guide to which films are playing at a theatre near you.

Chris Hemsworth‘s Red Dawn remake and Dreamworks’ animated movie Rise of the Guardians lead the charge of new releases this week, alongside new movies from Brad Pitt and director Ang Lee

With movies like Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 still doing strong business at the multiplex, it’s going to be Box Office Thunderdome as the new films compete with the holdovers. Thankfully there’s plenty of time over the break to catch a movie or three.

Check out our guide to ten noteworthy films Hollywood wants you to see this Thanksgiving. First, we roll out the new releases, along with their release dates, followed by recently-released films.

From James Bond to Team Edward, there’s something for everyone in theaters this week… Which movie will you see for the first or sixth time? Sound off in the comments below! And while you figure out which movie is worth your hard-earned allowance money, check out the trailer for the new release Red Dawn

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‘Red Dawn’: What Are the Critics Saying About the Remake?

As distributor MGM got its house in order, the remake of Red Dawn sat on a shelf for several years.

According to the critics, it should have stayed there.

Directed by Dan Bradley and starring Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, this action pic hits theaters with many viewers shaking their heads. Is it worth your time? Let Celebuzz help you decide…

Red Dawn centers on a group of small-town youths-turned-soldiers struggling to defend their hometown from a North Korean invasion force.

The 1984 original, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, capitalized on then-relevant Cold War fears by having its heroes combat Russian bad guys. That film has since gathered quite the cult-following, but all the remake seems to be collecting are some of the worst reviews for a film this year.

Celebuzz has rounded up a cross section of critics’ reviews from across the country to help audiences make their ticket-buying decisions for the weekend.

‘Red Dawn’: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson Rally Against the Red Scare (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Could the United States ever be invaded by enemy forces? This is the scenario that plays out in Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.

In a new clip exclusive to Celebuzz, Chris Hemsworth explains what’s at stake in the new thriller, which also stars Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Peck.

“The United States is under enemy attack,” a news report ominously announced in a voiceover.

“It’s a story about brothers and friends fighting for their freedom, “Hemsworth explained.

In character, he added, “I’m going to fight. Anyone else is welcome to join me.”

Watch the exclusive clip above. Below, watch the film’s theatrical trailer.

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Chris Hemsworth Films ‘Thor’ Sequel in London (PHOTOS)

It’s hammer time — again!

Chris Hemsworth was spotted filming scenes for Thor 2 Sunday in London, with the hunky Australian actor looking scratched and bruised and falling flat on his back.

Naturally, Hemsworth, 29, was in full Thor costume as he filmed the apparently violent action scenes, donning the famous suit of armor, red cape and hammer.

The film, better known as Thor: The Dark World, hits theaters Nov. 8, 2013.

Hemsworth’s costar, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, will reprise her role as Jane Foster in the movie.

Thor hit theaters in May 2011 and went on to gross over $181 million, domestically, on a $150 million budget. Hemsworth later reprised the role in this summer’s epic blockbuster The Avengers.

Are you excited to see Thor: The Dark World? Check out the on-set photos in the gallery, above.

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Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck and Chris Hemsworth Ambush the Enemy in New ‘Red Dawn’ Clip

What would Peeta think?! Even though Josh Hutcherson stars as the gentle tribute in violent The Hunger Games, he definitely takes things up a notch in his latest film, Red Dawn. Based on a film of the same name from 1984, Josh, along with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and more, fight for their country after they’re invaded by North Korea. In this clip, some soldiers get a not-so-pleasant surprise when they track down someone who they call a “traitor.”

Watch the clip above, and tell us if you’ll be seeing Red Dawn when it hits theaters on November 21 in the comments.

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‘Red Dawn’: Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson Can’t Save This Bloody Awful Remake (MOVIE REVIEW)

There aren’t many occasions when I think a movie literally shouldn’t have ever been made, but the release – or more specifically, the end result – of Red Dawn marks an important one.

No matter what one thinks of remakes, even some of the most egregiously offensive ones (Psycho, A Nightmare on Elm Street, possibly Robocop), none of them have been as irrelevant and quite frankly pointless as Dan Bradley’s reimagining of tail-end-of-the-Cold War-era action escapism as a preposterously ill-conceived Tea Party wish-fulfillment fantasy.

In fact, not even a never-dreamier Chris Hemsworth and a formidable, maturing Josh Hutcherson at the center of its ensemble cast rescues it from being precisely the sort of dead-studio detritus whose delay in being released was fully deserved by virtue of its quality rather than earned because of its distributor’s financial woes.

What do audiences wake up to in ‘Red Dawn’?

Hemsworth (The Avengers) plays Jed Eckert, a soldier home from Iraq who returns to his hometown of Spokane, Washington just as it befalls a strange and unexplained power outage. As his police chief father Tom (Brett Cullen) heads off to handle the problem, Jed attempts to reconnect with his little brother Matt (Josh Peck), who’s angry he took off for parts unknown after the death of their mother. But when the outage turns out to be a prelude to a full-scale invasion by North Korea, they flee the city with a handful of Matt’s high-school classmates in tow hoping to evade capture.

As Matt dreams of reconnecting with his imprisoned girlfriend Erica (Isabel Lucas), Jed begins to train their ragtag group as a counter-insurgency team. But as Jed’s squad, nicknamed the Wolverines, begins to undermine the North Koreans’ occupation of Spokane, they’re forced to decide what’s more important – the personal attachments they’ve formed with friends and family, or the freedom of a country that’s being turned into a communist state.

When the original Red Dawn was released in 1984, the Cold War was beginning to come to an end, but the lingering fear of Communist occupation of USA by the Russians made that film a semi-relevant story to tell, not the least of which because the U.S.S.R. was still very much a monolithic and potentially dangerous superpower. In 2012 – or even 2009, when this film was initially shot – North Korea has no chance in hell in successfully invading the U.S., certainly not the way that their attack is depicted in the film.

According to the film, the North Koreans use a “new weapon” – an EMP device that kills electronic signals – which allows them to successfully send thousands of troops parachuting into Spokane, and one assumes, the rest of the United States. In the span of a few hours are able to detain and round up members of the community they seem to think are the most dangerous – such as Matt’s cheerleader girlfriend – but otherwise allow most citizens the freedom to roam the streets of Spokane with only occasional interruptions at checkpoints or military barricades.

As effective a leader as Hemsworth is both as a character and “commanding officer” of the film’s ensemble cast, he’s unfortunately adrift in a story that’s too absurd to be meaningful. He has two serious and almost touching exchanges with Peck as his brother that approach substantive, thoughtful emotional interaction, but they sort of float in and out of the film without any connection to the deeper ramifications of who he or the other characters are, or how those moments really drive the story into new or interesting directions.

As his brother Matt, meanwhile, Peck always seems a few inches away, emotionally speaking, from what a scene needs. Is he a true athlete with an individualistic streak, or a younger brother desperately trying to win his father’s, and brother’s approval? In one scene, his “selfishness” costs the life of another one of the Wolverines, and when he approaches that person’s companion, his mouth curls into an almost half-smile that feels completely impenetrable; it seems impossible that he’s indifferent to the loss, but there’s no palpable sense of guilt or apology, only a “you understand, right?” attitude that undermines our sympathy towards his choices.

Additionally, the film’s “this is our land” ethos is far too simplistic to play as anything other than right-wing talking points – fearmongering based on comical extrapolations of already unlikely scenarios. (I mean, seriously, why the hell would North Korea target Spokane, Washington for anything, much less an epicenter of their attack on the U.S.?) But oddly that’s what the film needed more of, not less, to be believable: if, say, the film opened with a literal nuclear holocaust, where the country was divided by huge losses of infrastructure and manpower, then it might actually make sense how the Koreans could have gotten a foothold as occupiers.

As it is, Red Dawn is at best the cinematic equivalent of a voting-day robocall to people who are susceptible to nailbiting, apocalyptic paranoia – even as a fantasy-actioner, it’s too cartoonish to embrace and too dangerous to indulge.

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