It just so happens that two of my all-time favorite movies are both celebrating their 20th Anniversary today. “The Shawshank Redemption” made me laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the legendary acting of one Mr. Morgan Freeman. On the other hand, “Pulp Fiction” opened my eyes to the genius behind Quentin Tarantino’s directing and taught me about the versatility of the f-word. To commemorate these legendary films, let’s take a look 13 movie quotes that taught us important life lessons on everything from hope and pride to foot massages and breakfast.
If you’re a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan, you may not have to wait until it’s released in February to get your kinky movie fix. “My Mistress” tells the story of a female dominatrix who specializes in pain, and her submissive partner Charlie, a 16-year-old boy going through family troubles. While Maggie (the dom) begins to realize her relationship with Charlie is becoming co-dependent, loving and intense, they’re forced to hide their arrangement to prevent others from finding out. Essentially, it’s “Fifty Shades” in reverse.
The movie stars Emmanuelle Béart as Maggie and Harrison Gilbertson as Charlie, who’s known for his previous appearances in “Need For Speed” and “Haunt.” The flick is expected to open later this year, which means Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be catching it in theaters!
The first trailer for “Into The Woods” is here, and it gives us pretty much nothing to work with. There’s no singing, which is a little odd considering that this movie is supposed to be a musical. There’s also no Johnny Depp, and about three seconds worth of words. Not impressed so far. I’m already disappointed enough that this movie has been Disneyfied — in its onstage life, “Into The Woods” was always meant to be a fairytale for adults with some not-so-pleasant themes. Since Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick are in the kickass cast, I’m still holding out hope that this movie will be salvageable. Disney, don’t let me down! [DListed]
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of “When Harry Met Sally,” which is obviously the most beloved film of all time (or at least, it is to me). The Etsy shop Seas and Peas clearly knows how to celebrate with this awesome card depicting one of the movie’s finer moments. It’s handmade out of recycled paper, so even the trees will thank you for it! In Sally’s honor, I vote for the creation of a “days of the week underpants” companion card. [Seas and Peas]
I will never forgive myself for not being at this Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, movie theater last weekend. Several employees from Myrtle Beach Safari decided to give their chimps a night out at BigD movies (yes, that’s its real name) to go see none other than “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.” If I were there, I’d say screw the movie, I’m watching the real monkeys. Keep reading »
We recently prepped ourselves for “The Fault In Our Stars” by reading the book before the movie’s release.
It was beautiful, perfect, and we sobbed throughout its entirety. It’s a love story that we haven’t seen in a long time and shows that no matter how sick you are, you should be living your life to the fullest while you can. A good lesson for everyone to learn.
TFIOS is out this weekend, so we put together 19 things that you should know about the movie in advance of buying your ticket. Don’t worry, no spoilers here! Read more on YourTango...