Posts tagged "movies"

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…

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 elite.

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 for "Magic 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 world…

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, as well 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

12 Sex-Filled Films To Stream On Netflix

For when you want some good, clean onscreen lovin' that's not porn, I've found an array of sexy films available on Netflix. There are foreign flicks, romantic comedies, period pieces, and everything in between (the sheets) — perfect for solo watching or date night. (And if want something with more romance, less sex, check out…

By: Tres Sugar / November 24, 2014

From Folklore To Film: The History Of Cinderella

Many of us know the Cinderella story thanks to Disney's popular animated film, but the fairy tale about a girl with a magical guardian dates all the way back to the first century. Since then, several versions have popped up in literature, music, film, and TV, and we recently got a peek at the newest…

By: Tres Sugar / November 20, 2014

Lifetime Has Cast Their Ariel Castro For “The Michelle Knight Story”

Lifetime has a reputation for toeing the line of good taste, but this is just … ugh. The network behind previously aired controversial Made For TV movies about the demise of Brittany Murphy, the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the Amanda Knox trial, to name a few, has just signed on Raymond Cruz to play…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

Disney Releases Official Trailer For “Cinderella”

I didn't even know this movie was happening until about five minutes ago, but now that I do know, I'm happy about it. Even though the story of Cinderella has been made into a movie several times already (who could forget the Rodgers and Hammerstein version with Brandy and Whitney Houston?), I can't help but…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 19, 2014
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