Posts tagged "john cusack"

Top 5 Favorite Billboard Essays: Nick Hornby Reflects On High Fidelity, 20 Years Later

If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, you may have been wondering what Nick Hornby’s thoughts on the ultimate fate of the characters in High Fidelity. Well! Fear not. He has written a short retrospective essay about his novel-form love song for record shops for Billboard.
More interesting than his short insights on what Ro…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

11 Supposedly Romantic/Sexy Things That Are Actually Terrible

Valentine’s Day is almost here–and you know what that means! Piles and piles of listicles suggesting romantic tips for couples looking to spice up their love lives. Most of those suggestions will be either awkward or terrible. Then again, so are–I would say–the vast majority of things traditionally considered generically romantic and/or sexy. For example…
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Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015

John Cusack Making Film About Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment, courtesy of John Cusack. The (liberal) actor’s production company plans to start work next year on a movie about Limbaugh, with Cusack playing the leading role himself, reports AP. Except for the fact that Betty Thomas is directing, no other details are known. Limbaugh, though, will be sure…

Newser / November 5, 2012

Our 10 Favorite Real Band Performances In Movies

Over the weekend, I went to a brunch screening of the John Cusack classic “Better Off Dead.” I’ve seen it about a zillion times before — isn’t it the best? — but I’d forgotten about the New Year’s Eve dance scene. In it, Cusack and pals go to a school dance where E.G. Daily sing…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2012

Unlikely Style Icon: Monique, The French Girl In “Better Off Dead”

I watched the ’80s classic “Better Off Dead” this weekend, and wow, hindsight really is 20/20. First off, it’s pretty clear that John Cusack’s character Lane Meyer is kind of an obsessive psycho when it comes to his girlfriend Beth. Um, hangers with her picture on them? Cuh-raaaaaazy. Second, Beth is pretty much a wet…

Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2012

A First Look At “The Raven,” The Edgar Allan Poe Movie

I, like everyone else who has read “The Telltale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death,” am obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe. And yet, I’ve been a little apprehensive about the fact that Relativity Media is making a movie called “The Raven,” about the classic American author. I had assumed it would be a…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 7, 2011

A “Say Anything” Sequel? Pass!

The final moments of “Say Anything” are perfect. When the seatbelt sign flashes off with a ding—well, let’s just say that it got me when I was a teenager, and it still gets me now. Which is why I have to object to director Cameron Crowe’s revelation that he’s thinking of doing a sequel to…

It’s A John Cusack Kind Of Day

Can anyone here honestly tell me that they haven’t had a crush on John Cusack? My obsession with him started back when he played one of the geeks in “Sixteen Candles,” reached a fever pitch when he held the boombox overhead in “Say Anything,” and was reignited a decade ago when he played the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 5, 2009

Jennifer Aniston: Who To Do Next?

Jennifer Aniston has had many a studly star — Tate Donovan, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Vince Vaughn, just to name a few. While every girl gets the breakup blues, we all know you have to get right back up on the horse and ride — and by horse we mean a new Hollywood hottie.

Simcha / August 15, 2008

Hilary Duff’s Got A Scorpion In Her Pants!

There is a long list of things we would do to get John Cusack to want us, but dropping a scorpion down our pants seems a little extreme — even for a guy who is willing to hold a heavy old school boom box over his head. But a brunette Hilary Duff, who…

Simcha / March 31, 2008