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NYU Welcomes Professor James Franco To Their Staff

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Oscar-nominated actor, performance artist, writer, aspiring film director, Yale Ph.D student, and now … college professor. James Franco does it all! New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (my alma mater and the school where Franco is working on his MFA in film production) has hired him to teach a graduate level course on adapting poetry into short films. I’m unsure what qualifies him to teach this course. Oh, wait. Now that I think about it, he did play Allen Ginsburg in “Howl” so he must be an expert on poetry! Keep reading »

Ferris Bueller Comes Of Age


Running through the woods, jumping in slow motion, kissing in front of stained glass, driving off into the blinding sun, and voila! “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is magically transformed into an indie coming-of-age film. It’s a wonder what editing and some instrumental music can do. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Greta Gerwig Joins The Hollywood Oral Sex Movement

“Yeah — ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Black Swan’… ladies getting it on! They’re all different movies and it’s done differently; I think Greenberg’s use of [oral sex] is the most comedic, because there’s something so funny about people hooking up for the first time and he immediately goes down on her … I think, I hope, it’s part of a larger trend of sex being portrayed frankly. But women having sex has been a problem for a really long time, especially on film. It’s something people do … But if they show sex, in that shot it’s usually a two-shot from the side and you know the moment his penis goes into her because she kind of arches back, and it looks so weird and fake.”

– “Greenberg” star Greta Gerwig talks about her oral sex scene with Ben Stiller and the state of sex scenes in Hollywood. I hope it does become more in vogue to feature real sex in films. Otherwise, why bother watching? I think we’re all over watching that back arching BS that leaves us feeling utterly uncoordinated in comparison. I want to see something human, whether it be awkward, raw, silly, or sexy. No more women with full makeup cleverly covered with a sheet making those silly “oohing” and “aahhhhing” sounds. More oral! More oral! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Ouija Board Predicts Yes, There Will Be A Film About The Game

The Ouija board has been the preferred form of occult entertainment for middle school sleepovers throughout time. I mean, how else would I have known that I’m going to have my first child when I’m 32? Wait! I am 32! Holy crap! I’m about to get pregnant any minute now. But I digress, the important news here is that “Charlie’s Angels” director McG has signed on to direct “Ouija,” the film based on the freaky board game. What will it be about? A horror flick? A comedy? The story line is being kept about as mysterious as the game itself. But I swear it’s happening. I swear, I’m not making it up. A spirit told me. I didn’t push the marker. It wasn’t me. I wasn’t even touching it! [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

Introducing: The Lifetime Television For Women Movie Club


If I believed in guilty pleasures, I’d say that watching Lifetime movies is one of my deepest guilty pleasures. But since I don’t believe you should feel guilty about one of the greatest things in the world, I’m just going to say I really, really like these movies. Lifetime’s films fall into two basic tropes: 1.) a persecuted woman haunted by her past, her ex, or some other weird abusive dude who wants to murder her, or 2.) a quirky tale about a woman who overcomes some obstacle to find romance and true love. This Sunday, the network premiers “Marry Me,” starring Lucy Lui, which they’ve helpfully described as “three fiances, one fiasco. Who will she choose?” Told over two nights, “Marry Me” seems to fall into the wacky romance category. Join me in watching the movie and we’ll have a post-”Marry Me” wrap-up next week! If you can’t catch the television screening, you can watch it on Hulu. “Marry Me,” on Lifetime, Sunday, December 12 at 9 p.m. (EST). [Lifetime] Keep reading »

A Jury Will Decide If “Catfish” Was A Hoax

Even though the filmmakers and producers claimed that the movie “Catfish” was NOT a hoax, the question still lingered in people’s minds. After seeing the film and having endless discussions with friends—mostly about how hot Nev is—I feel confident that the film was really, really real. But not everyone agrees with me about the film’s authenticity, even after the Ariel and Nev Schulman and Henry Joost addressed the issue on “20/20.” Well, soon we will know for sure if “Catfish” was a ruse due to a lawsuit being brought against the film. Warning: spoilers after the jump. Keep reading »

What Do You Think Of This Short Film Tavi Story Produced?


Up until recently, fashion blogger Tavi‘s professional work in the fashion industry could be called “gimmicky”—projects that rely on Tavi’s character as a young blogger. Yet lately, the smart fashion enthusiast has chosen to remain behind the scenes of her work. Like in this video she produced in collaboration with Alia Raza and Derek Blasberg and starring Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. We’re not exactly clear on what “story produced” means. The Cut refers to her as the screenwriter, but the clip has no words, so we’re assuming Tavi came up with Roitfeld’s actions, costume ideas, and props. Keep reading »

A New Documentary Reveals The Inconvenient Truth About Education

On my movie list for this weekend is “Waiting for Superman.” It’s a new documentary about how America’s education system is failing our kids. As a former teacher at a poorly funded school, I feel like there are no words to describe how insane (in both a negative and sometimes a positive way) it is to be a teacher or student in today’s world. As painful as I think this documentary will be to watch, I’m hoping that it will raise public awareness and understanding about the education crisis. Keep reading »

11 Reasons Why We’re Smurfing Out Over The New Smurfs Movie

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la … “The Smurfs” film is coming soon to a theater near you. According to the New York Post, Hank Azaria, who will play Gargamel, has been spotted rocking a “chrome dome” in public, which can only mean one thing. We’re getting closer to the slated 2011 release of the film. If you were a child in the ’80s and your family owned a television, then you were probably glued to the screen every Saturday morning watching your favorite little, blue people foil Gargamel’s evil schemes, live peacefully as communists, and spread their Smurfiness around the village. After the jump, why we’re totally Smurfing out over the film. [NY Post] Keep reading »

10 Reasons We’re Super Excited For Kristen Wiig’s “Bridesmaids”

Kristen Wiig can do no wrong in my eyes. She’s like the new Gilda Radner of “Saturday Night Live” and, finally, her career is starting to expand beyond that. Recently, she’s brought some of her funny to the big screen. And thus, I was so excited to find out that Kristen has co-written a new comedy called “Bridesmaids,” about a group of girls competing to plan their friend’s wedding. I’m laughing already. After the jump, some reasons why I think this may just be the best comedy ever. [NY Post] Keep reading »

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