While most of the US is roasting in triple digits, good old San Francisco is cool and overcast. My google toolbar says it’s 55 degrees (fahrenheit) at the moment. We may get swallowed up by an earthquake at any moment, but I’m still grateful to be here! Still, I don’t mind a little summer warmth, so here is my first annual list of Guys Who Are Heating Up Summer 2010 (in no particular order).
Alex O’Loughlin: I love this Australian actor, and I sure hope his third CBS series will stick around. The reboot of Hawaii Five-0 begins in fall, and the trailers look promising. This summer, both his cancelled CBS series have been airing, Moonlight (vampire in LA) and Three Rivers (transplant hospital). I’d watch this guy in old reruns over stupid reality shows any day. I didn’t see The Back-Up Plan in the theatres, so I’m waiting for the DVD release on August 24th.
Matthew Goode: Today A Single Man was released on DVD, and I was at the redbox at 8:20am to rent my copy. I will be happily watching it tonight, as a reward for a full day of errands. It’s awfully tough sitting here and not watching it right-this-very-minute. I know Goode’s role in the film is small, but I just love him and Colin Firth (who probably deserves his own place on this list!), and I understand from friends that I will adore Nicholas Hoult after seeing this movie.
Zac Efron: This cutie’s movie, Charlie St Cloud, opens at the end of this month. Efron looks great in the trailers. I read the book this film is based on, and it’s sweet and predictable and unchallenging, so the movie should allow me to sit back and enjoy the sights.
Taylor Lautner: See my last post for my impressions of Eclipse, but Lautner is the reason I bothered to see the movie, and he didn’t disappoint.
Jonathan Jackson: Not a lot is happening with his character, Lucky Spencer, on ABC’s General Hospital, but that gives me a chance to catch up on his character’s background. As I said in a recent post, I just started watching GH and listening to Jackson’s band. I’m responding to his GH character’s sensitivity, not to mention his delicate good looks.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Inception is opening soon, and I’m delighted to see this guy in a big film. Well, I’m delighted to see him anywhere. I’m a little worried about his haircut in Inception, but I know I can count on his performance being excellent. He has never disappointed me.
Russell Brand: I’ve read My Booky Wook, and I love Brand’s unique way with language. He cracks me up, too. This is a guy who doesn’t have many filters, and he’s excellent at pushing boundaries too far. I’m watching him with fascination wondering when he’s going to alienate everyone. He reminds me of Pee Wee Herman, a twisted character created for a certain adult audience who became a mainstream hit, was given a real children’s show (which I never understood!) and then…well, you know the rest. I’m not saying I want Russell Brand to blow it, I’m just not sure he can resist it.
So, who’s on your list?