For some reason, the lovely and talented Carla Gugino has really struck a chord with the movie geeks over the last several years. Let's start at the beginning and see if we can figure out why. Like a lot of actress, Ms. G cut her teeth on bit parts in TV shows like Who's the Boss?, ALF and Saved by the Bell. Her first movie appearance came in the dire Shelley Long* comedy Troop Beverly Hills, and she followed that up with parts in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, This Boy's Life, Miami Rhapsody, and the only halfway-watchable Pauly Shore comedy: Son in Law. She also contributed a fine supporting role in De Palma'sSnake Eyes, if memory serves.

But it was the role of "hot mom" Ingrid Cortez in Robert Rodriguez'sSpy Kids series that made Gugino a semi-household name. (Well, around my household anyway.) That role led to a very memorable part in Sin City, which...

Oops, I think I just figured it out why all the movie geeks love Carla Gugino these days. This is a family-friendly blog, so I'll keep this PG-rated, but ... she bares her boobies quite clearly in Sin City, and (to quote a beloved Seinfeld episode) they're fabulousspectacular! Since that wondrous revelation, Ms. Gugino has appeared in Night at the Museum, The Lookout and (yuck) Rise: Blood Hunter. She'll also be appearing opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott'sAmerican Gangster later this year ... but here's the big news already:

According to (who got it from The Hollywood Reporter, although I can't find it on the THR website), Carla Gugino has joined the (very slick) ensemble cast on Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore'sWatchmen. She'll be playing a character known as Sally Jupiter (aka Silk Spectre, aka the mom of another Silk Spectre), who is not only a superheroine, but an (ahem) burlesque dancer as well. (As if I didn't already want to see this movie, right?) Carla joins a cast swollen with solid names: Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, etc., etc. (For more on this highly-anticipated project, check out our previous reports here, here and here. Or heck, just throw "Watchmen" into our search bar. Everyone's been covering the hell out of this project!)

* I do believe this marks the very first time that Shelley Long's name has ever been mentioned at
Cinematical. A toast to Shelley Long!
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