Posts tagged "movies"

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Kills At Box Office

The much anticipated hit ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about N.W.A., the early 90s hip hop group, proved highly successful at the box office on its opening day.
The Dr. Dre produced film saw huge success due in part from a powerful social media campaign which I’m sure many of you saw on your timelines, whereby an app wa…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

What On Earth Will The PEZ Dispenser Movie Be About?

What are PEZ dispensers gonna do? They don’t even have arms! Or legs.

Robyn Pennacchia / August 3, 2015

“Trainwreck” Is A Romantic Comedy For People Who Hate Romantic Comedies

If you abhor schmaltzy earnestness but cry at “The Notebook,” then this is the movie for you. …

Megan Reynolds / July 20, 2015

Camp Is In Session Because The “Wet Hot American Summer” Trailer Is Here.

Your old friends, 14 years after the fact. …

Megan Reynolds / June 23, 2015

“Spy” Wins Box Office Race While “Entourage” Fails

The numbers don’t freaking lie and feminism is in serious action with the results of this weekend’s box office figures.
Spy, a James Bond spoof that stars Melissa McCarthy, raked in $30 million in its opening weekend. Coming in fourth at $10 million was the much talked about but not excited about movie version of…

Katrin Higher / June 7, 2015

The First “Suffragette” Trailer Is Here

A trailer has arrived for “Suffragette,” a film starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan as bold feminists fighting for the right to vote in 1912 London. The doesn’t come out until October 23 and if it’s anything like the trailer, it’s all kinds of emotional, so prepare yourselves! [HuffPost]…

Claire Hannum / June 4, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Skip The Theater And Watch These Instead

We are in the throes of the first long weekend of the summer, so your dance card is most likely full of barbecues and picnics, but if you’re using this time to recharge and eschew the warm embrace of humanity for the equally sweet embrace of your own private solitude, here are three things you

Megan Reynolds / May 24, 2015

The “Cups Song” Is Back In “Pitch Perfect 2″!

As we giddily await the May 15 release of “Pitch Perfect 2,” the producers have given us a gift for our patience. After the trailer hinted at an appearance of the beloved “Cups Song” in the next movie, we now get to watch a whole minute of the ladies beautifully harmonizing to it over a campfire. YAY. [Cosmopolitan]…

Claire Hannum / April 29, 2015

Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig Are Starring In A Bonkers Lifetime Movie

I normally don’t fuck with Will Ferrell (epic “Drunk In Love” karaoke notwithstanding), because as funny as he is, no one can grate more. But this, I can get behind: Ferrell and Kristin Wiig will be starring in a new Lifetime movie, “A Deadly Adoption.”
As THR first reported, the campy thriller was already filmed and will be…

Beejoli Shah / April 2, 2015

6 Movies Based On A True Story That Left Out Important Stuff

Over the years, we’ve poked fun at a lot of “based on a true story” movies that turned out to be bullshit. But then we thought that maybe we should stop giving Hollywood shit for embellishing history a bit if it lets them tell a slightly better story. So instead, we decided to give Hollywood…

Cracked / March 31, 2015

How I’m Choosing To Cope With My Pop Culture Exhaustion

Here’s an admission: I work for a blog that does lots of pop culture coverage, and I spend a lot of time in conversations with my coworkers about pop culture going, “What? What is that? That is over my head.” This isn’t a brag, just a description of my life: I don’t watch TV, not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 17, 2015

“Guardians” Director James Gunn Is On Point About The Value Of Action Movies

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is pushing back against the recent spate of criticism of action movies, now that “Birdman” has taken home the Oscar for Best Picture. In a Facebook post, he wrote:
Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

The “Magic Mike XXL” Trailer Is The Sexual Reawakening We All Need

I fell asleep during Magic Mike”. Maybe it’s because I watched it after too many glasses of wine and a big Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe I didn’t get the full appeal of Channing Tatum’s blunt-force attractiveness. Whatever. This teaser trailer forMagic Mike XXL”has changed everything. Amelia has watched it four times and can’t stop making…

Megan Reynolds / February 4, 2015

This Clip From “Girlhood” Is the Perfect Antidote To “Boyhood'”

The Sundance Film Festival has started, and one of the movies to come out of it is Celina Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” the coming-of-age story we all need. It’s about Marieme, a Black teenager growing up in the projects near Paris, and how she falls in with a tough girl gang. This scene, which Vulture premiered exclusively…

Megan Reynolds / January 23, 2015

2014 Happened In Slow Motion

Apparently slo-mo was the video effect of choice in 2014, because as this video demonstrates, everyone used it. Beyoncé, “Gone Girl,” “True Detective,” “The Lego Movie,” “The Fault In Our Stars,” Taylor Swift, even the “Turn Down for What” video.
I could go ahead and give you some armchair philosophy about how fast the world…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015
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