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Top 10 Hot Movie Hunks of Summer 2010

Robert Pattinson

Last week, we brought you the Top 10 Hot Babes of the upcoming summer movie season, so now it’s only right that we turn our attention to Hot Hunks.

There are some names you may be surprised to find missing from this list.  You might think, for example, that “Robin Hood” would be a no-brainer, considering the men in tights who’ve graced the silver screen through the years – from Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner with a side of Sean Connery.  But Russell Crowe as the latest Robin Hood is a brute and the movie’s more gouging and impaling than dashing and romancing.  What’s merry about that, men?  You want realism?  Well, fine.

Alex Pettyfer

Leonardo DiCaprio is sexy, sure, but watching his “Inception,” we’ll be too worried about our minds being sucked into a vortex of terror and insanity to think of romance.

Justin Long bares all in “Going the Distance” with Christina Applegate and Drew Barrymore, his on and off-again girlfriend.  Applegate has characterized the movie as “very dirty.”   Jeepers creepers, really?  Alvin the chipmunk?  The Apple guy?  That’s going to take some getting used to for fans used to his puppy dog cute image.  We’ll wait and see on that.

Now, on to those who did make the list, in chronological order.

1. Common in “Just Wright.”

If you’ve seen the 38-year-old rapper-actor’s Gap ads, photos with girlfriend Serena Williams, or the poster for “Just Wright,” his new movie with Queen Latifah, you’ve seen those biceps.  A good woman who doesn’t happen to be supermodel slim winds up with a super attractive NBA star.  Let the fantasy season begin!

2. Christopher Egan in “Letters to Juliet”

Speaking of fantasies, suppose you’re hooked up with Gael Garcia Bernal and he not only looks like he looks, he’s a chef who cooks pasta for you, too.  But yet, you’re not satisfied, Amanda Seyfried.  You have to go out on this crazy Italian adventure that involves an old lady (Vanessa Redgrave), her lost love and her hunky grandson – Egan, the 25-year-old Aussie who’s getting all kinds of attention.

3. Max Ryan in ‘Sex and the City 2”

With all due respect to Big and Aidan (Chris Noth and John Corbett), it’s Kim Cattrall’s latest on-screen lust interest who has captured our attention.  Debonair-looking 42-year-old British actor Ryan, with the close-cropped salt-and-pepper hair and beard, is familiar to fans of Jason Statham’s “Death Race” and Jet Li’s “Kiss of the Dragon” – like any of those people will be coming to see “Sex and the City 2.”

4. Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

We just can’t quit you, Jake Gyllenhaal, with those amazing blue-green eyes. Clearly, Gyllenhaal has worked out for his new sword ‘n’ sandals video game adaptation, since the 29-year-old matinee idol now has a super buff bod the filmmakers and studio have been flagrantly showing off in trailers and ads.

5.  Ashton Kutcher in “Killers”

If you’re one of the many who fantasize about being a great-looking blond with a really handsome guy who turns out to be – surprise! — a super spy who gets you all caught up in his high octane, dangerous adventures and gives pwetty widdle you a gun to protect yourself from the bad guys, this is your summer!  There are certain beats that are bound to feel like déjà vu between the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz “Knight & Day” and the Katherine Heigl-Ashton Kutcher “Killers,” in which the man of Hiegl’s dreams (and 32-year-old Ashton is looking pretty dreamy in this movie) turns out to work for blah-blah-blah and have a license to blah, as he puts it.  This one is the romantic comedy with action.

6.  Tom Cruise in “Knight & Day”

This is the action thriller with comedy and romance.  Cruise may be the best super spy ever, or the most insane super spy, as he takes over and turns upside down Cameron Diaz’ life.  He’s still got the dazzling smile.  Time will tell if, at 47, Cruise is still a top gun among movie stars in this picture that cost just under $100 million to make.

Taylor Lautner

7.  and 8.  Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

You knew they’d be here.  Of course.  Will Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) choose her sparkly immortal love, vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson, 23), or her muscular manimal friend, werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner, 18)?  We’ll have to wait to find out, because they’re kind of busy right now with this army of vampires coming — not to mention merchandise from hoodies and jewelry to mints (cool if you want Edward, hot if you’re into Jacob).

9.  Alex Pettyfer in “Beastly”

In this modern day take on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” tale, 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer is the rich, spoiled, cruel and incredibly handsome Manhattanite who gets turned into an unsightly being by witch Mary-Kate Olsen.  Can Vanessa Hudgens unlock the spell?

10.  Rick Malambri in “Step Up 3D”

The 6’2” 27-year-old Abercrombie model from Ft. Walton Beach, FL, seen in Bruce Willis’ “Surrogates,” turns into the leader of a tight-knit group of street dancers in “Step Up 3D.”  Looking good.

— Stacy Jenel Smith

Top 10 Hot Summer Movie Babes of 2010

Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures

Summer blockbuster season is upon us, complete with explosions, crashes, amazing special effects and excessive use of the term “elite team.”  And, of course, babes.  What would the hot months be without some hot bods shaking around on the big screen?  Herewith, we present the Top 10 Hot Summer Movie Babes of 2010.  You won’t see any chick flicks included, but don’t worry, ladies, our picks for Hot Hunks are coming up.  Our criterion was simple.  Would anyone buy the poster?  The answer, for all the following ladies, is a resounding “Yes.”

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in “Iron Man 2”

Already, there’s talk of giving the sexy comic book arachnid played by 25-year-old Johansson her own movie.  She will, costar Samuel L. Jackson predicts, cause tongues to be hanging out in theaters across the land.  No wonder Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark announces at first sight, “I want one.”

Gemma Arterton in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

This 24-year-old British actress is remembered as Strawberry Fields in “Quantum of Solace” and Io in “Clash of the Titans.”  In the “Sands of Time” action fantasy, based on the video game, she’s the princess who teams up with Jake Gyllenhaal to stop a very bad guy from unleashing a sand storm that could destroy the world.

Megan Fox in “Jonah Hex”

Another comic book brought to life, another vehicle for the already highly-admired 23-year-old heart-stopper of “Transformers” renown.  In the horror Western “Jonah Hex” she plays the prostitute love interest of Josh Brolin’s title character.  Lukily, Megan says she just loves making comic book movies.

Cameron Diaz in “Knight & Day”

Teamed up with fellow superstar Tom Cruise as a gal entangled with a super spy who is possibly insane or possibly in extreme jeopardy – or both – Diaz shows that at 37, she’s as funny and beautiful as ever, and able to kick rear as well.

Alice Braga in “Predators”

The 27-year-old “I Am Legend” actress from Sao Paulo, Brazil is expected — if you listen to the buzz — to make a breakthrough with her role in this sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci fi/action/horror hit, “Predator.”  She plays a Brazilian Black Ops SAD sniper among a murderous group dropped on an alien planet as game for hunters.

Monica Bellucci in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

A proven pinup, still beautiful at 45, the Italian actress of “The Matrix” fame plays Veronica, a sorceress who is the long-lost love of Nicolas Cage’s character, in the magic-filled Jerry Bruckheimer production.

Angelina Jolie in “Salt”

Is Evelyn Salt bad or good?  Hm.  The question at the heart Angelina’s latest action thriller parallels what people have been wondering about the actress herself for years.  In this big-screen tale of a – possible – sleeper spy, she alters her appearance drastically yet remains stunning.

Charisma Carpenter in “The Expendables”

Somebody had to do it – play The Girl amongst Sylvester Stallone and his cadre of action movie guys including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Steve Austin.  Carpenter, veteran of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and Playboy magazine pictorial, plays Statham’s fiancée.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”

The North Carolina native, 25, plays the girl of Michael Cera’s dreams – so dreamy, she’s worth conquering her seven evil exes, who are bent upon killing him! – in this highly-anticipated adaptation of the hit graphic novel.

Zoe Saldana in “Takers”

Uhura in “Star Trek.”  The voice of Neytiri in “Avatar.”  Saldana’s count of blockbusters just keeps going up and up.  This year, if all goes as is expected, she’ll have five films out, including the August release crime thriller, “Takers” with Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Hayen Christensen, and Chris Brown.

Paul Dano Applauds Tom Cruise Perfectionist Ways

Paul Dano in "The Good Heart"

It was night and day on “Knight and Day” for Paul Dano.  The 25-year-old talent, who has an actor’s actor reputation with his string of art house pictures and highly-regarded mainstream fare – like his performance in “There Will Be Blood” – found himself in a whole new world working on the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz June release.

“Knight and Day” is “the first film I’ve been in that has big action pieces and stunts – the kind of film I grew up watching,” he informs.  “One of the things I enjoyed about it is that Cruise is one of the harder-working people I’ve ever been associated with.  If something isn’t right, you’re going to do it again.  I love that attitude.  You want the best going up on screen.”  Dano won’t talk about his character.  “It’s one of those, the less you know, the better.  The movie looks quite fun and funny.  I think it’s going to be good,” he adds, speaking of the picture that has Cruise as a possibly-insane super spy.

Right now, Dano’s enjoying another round of critical applause for his performance in filmmaker Dagur Kari’s newly-opened “The Good Heart,” which reunited him with his “L.I.E.” cast mate Brian Cox.  They’re two strong performances in a film that’s been called strange.  Dano’s character is a homeless lost soul taken under wing as an heir apparent by Cox’s hard-living reprobate of a dive bar owner.  “I went to a screening here in New York, and the audience was laughing a lot and seemed quite taken aback toward the end,” Dano relates.

He also has the social comedy “The Extra Man” with Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes coming out this summer.  If he has his way, he says, he’d like to keep going back and forth between big and small movies.  “It’s good, it keeps me interested and curious and, you know, sort of using different muscles.  You take something different away from each experience.”