I’m definitely one of those people who enjoys the vast majority of movies I see in some way. But I’m rarely blown away by a film to the point where I’ll want to see it twice in a short period of time. One such film that did have that spirit-moving effect on me was “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” based on the book of the same name by Lionel Shriver. The film is told from the perspective of a mother (played by Tilda Swinton) who is looking back on her experience raising a boy named Kevin, who eventually massacres teachers and classmates in a school shooting. Swinton’s character Eva is shown both in the present as she faces what’s left of her life following Kevin’s crime, and in flashbacks to his upbringing. The film is deeply moving and frightening, a truly successful adaptation of a great, complicated book. Swinton, as you can always expect from the great actress, is fantastic, but I was equally as impressed by Ezra Miller, who portrayed Kevin as the teenager who eventually commits these atrocious acts.
I was lucky enough to interview Miller, 19, about “We Need To Talk About Kevin” (which is in theaters nationwide now), the ways in which he actually related to the character, how society views motherhood, and acting in general. I was very impressed by his intelligence and found that his thoughts heightened by impressions of the film to the degree that I actually want to see it a third time. Check out our Q&A after the jump! Keep reading »
We tend to think that coupling has gotten more — not less — complicated through the ages. But a simple perusal of these guides to flirtation from the late-1800s will have you thinking twice. Every flick of a fan, wink of the eye, or toss of a glove signified something to a potential suitor, so women had to be careful not to accidentally send the wrong message. Because trust us, there were zillions of them. Keep clicking for a comprehensive list — taken from the National Library of New Zealand — of the confounding and hilarious flirting signals Victorian ladies were expected to know in order to catch a man. Get your fans and gloves ready, ladies. [ListsofNote]
For a mere 99 cents on iTunes, you can own “RHOA” star, Sheree Whitfield’s new single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?” Or you can just listen to it right here because I’ve procured it for you.You can take a listen to her musical artistry after the jump. Keep reading »
So, Feb. 5 is the Super Bowl, which means the Puppy Bowl will also roll into town the same day for those of us who care way more about cute pups than pigskins. The annual festival of wagging tales and furry faces kicks off on the Animal Planet on Sunday Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. EST, and this year, rather than a typical kitten cheering section, the show will feature a piggy pep squad. So yes, we’ll be watching. Click through to see the starting lineup at this year’s Puppy Bowl!
Good morning! Let’s get this week off to a pleasurable start, shall we? Here’s an awesome supercut of Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm scene in “When Harry Met Sally” spliced with other sighs, moans, oohs and ahhs from movies. It is vaguely NSFW so use headphones. [via Vimeo]
We need to talk about scene kid hair. I know this conflagration of wild color, straight ironing and intense bangs isn’t a new thing, but I’m a million years old, and I continue to be amazed and frightened by what teenagers do to themselves. You may be wondering: what’s a scene kid? Isn’t the term “scene” used to describe any specific genre of music listener? Not so! In this case, scene refers to kids that listen to a particular genre of music dubbed “scene” music, best categorized as “screamo/emo,” and exemplified by absolutely horrifying bands like Hawthorne Heights and Brokencyde, which are truly, truly the worst. Okay, I’m a little obsessed with Brokencyde.
Scene kids give themselves stupid nicknames like Jeffree Star, Kiki Cannibal or Dani Gore. They wear a lot of eyeliner and skinny jeans. And they do a lot of online journaling and YouTubing. If you’re still confused, go to the mall and ask the teenager working at the Journeys or the As Seen On TV kiosk.
Keep clicking for 10 definitive markers of Scene Kid Hair, to better recognize when you yourself might be in the presence of a real, live scene child. Enjoy!