Posts tagged "movies"

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

By: 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]…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015

Coming In 2015: “The Interview” Porn Parody

Nothing screams freedom of speech like a good ol’ American parody porn film. Hustler boss Larry Flynt announced that he’s producing a parody version of ‘The Interview’ as a response to the film being pulled from theaters amid threats by hackers linked to North Korea.

Sony’s move was criticized by President Barack Obama, a…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 22, 2014

10 Ways To Win Her Back If You’re A Dude In A Rom-Com

In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything — so long as he redeems himself with one big, bold romantic gesture five minutes before the movie ends. Touched by his brave display of affection, the leading lady (And, let’s be real, it’s always a…

By: Huffington Post Women / December 18, 2014

To Promote “Taken 3,” Liam Neeson Will Endorse Your “Particular Set Of Skills” On LinkedIn

Liam Neeson is badass, and exactly the kind of person I would want to have my back should I find myself in trouble — or unemployed. The actor, who plays ex-CIA operative Brian Mills in the “Taken” movies is hosting a contest to promote “Taken 3,” giving fans the chance to have Brian Mills endorse…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 13, 2014

Lifetime Releases Trailer For Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is once again throwing their hat into the biopic arena. The network has released the trailer for the upcoming movie, “Whitney”, starring Yaya Alafia (“The Butler”) in the title role, which marks screen legend Angela Bassett’s directorial debut on Jan 17. The film will focus on Houston’s rise to stardom from her humble start…

By: Hello Beautiful / December 7, 2014

Got Issues? Avoid These Seemingly Innocuous Movies This Holiday Season

We’ve all been there: you’re going through a rough patch in life and trying not to think about it. Your family is gathered together for the holidays and looking for a break between all the eating, so you all file into a movie theater or gather around the TV to watch a holiday classic. You…

By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Very Important PSA: “AHS: Coven,” “Crossroads” & Other New Netflix Offerings This Month

There are few things in the world that bring me more joy than watching Britney Spears poorly act and lip-sync in the 2002 chick flick “Crossroads.” It’s going to be a cold, cold winter, which is why I’m even more grateful that the awesomely horrible movies is one of the newest offerings on Netflix, i…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 1, 2014

Awesome College Offers “Harry Potter”-Themed Study Abroad Trip

Have you ever found yourself blowing off studying because it’s an ABC Family Harry Potter weekend and you haven’t seen the second half of the fifth movie in like forever? What if you could combine your love of the boy who lived and your desire to graduate before you hit thirty? For students at California…

By: College Candy / November 28, 2014

Anna Kendrick Is Haunting Jennifer Aniston In This “Cake” Trailer

Jennifer Aniston is putting her full-time job of possibly being pregnant, definitely being sad and alone to make an Oscar bid with “Cake.” Aniston plays a woman suffering from chronic pain who keeps seeing the ghost of a woman (Anna Kendrick) from her support group who committed suicide. It’s obviously a dark drama with comedic moments,…

By: College Candy / November 26, 2014

9 Things To Watch During Your Thanksgiving Food Coma

After you’ve stuffed your face on Thanksgiving, you’re pretty much just going to want to sit down, relax, and watch something that’s pleasant and entertaining. We have nine of the best Thanksgiving food coma movies for you: Not too complex, not too emotionally challenging, and very, very entertaining. Read on!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014
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