Posts tagged "movies"

Geena Davis Has Two Very Simple Solutions To Fix Hollywood’s Lack Of Female Characters

"Step 1: Go through the projects you're already working on and change a bunch of the characters' first names to women's names. With one stroke you've created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they've had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 13, 2013

10 Assorted Observations From An Elderly Man Watching “Home Alone” For The First Time

This weekend I achieved a lifelong dream of seeing a special holiday screening of "Home Alone" on the big screen at a local movie theater. I'm sure I saw it at the theater when it first came out, but I can't remember (I was 5 at the time), so I jumped at the chance to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 10, 2013

Watch Jack White Add A Folk Twist To A White Stripes Classic

I am still not over the breakup of the White Stripes, so any little scrap I can get of their hits is a big deal to me. Here's a touch of folk to brighten up your day: the lovely Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time." The concert was recorded this fall in New…
By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2013

Watch This: Finally, An Honest Trailer For “Home Alone”

A few years ago, my brother and I were sitting at a coffee shop, and all of a sudden he got this really horrified look on his face and said, "Do you realize at the end of 'Home Alone,' Joe Pesci was about to bite off all of Macaulay Culkin's fingers, and he totally would…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 3, 2013

This Film Tells The Other Side Of The “Gravity” Story

"Gravity" co-screenwriter Jonás Cuarón, son of the film's director Alfonso, has made a short film of his own. "Aningaaq" gives us a peek at who was on the other side of Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock's) distress call. Aningaaq, a fisherman in Greenland, picks up; he and Ryan can barely understand one another, but the connection they share…
By: Claire Hannum / November 23, 2013

This Couple Re-Enacting “Dirty Dancing” Will Restore Your Faith In Love And Maybe Humanity In General

I am normally not much of a shmoopy wedding video type, but this couple's reenactment of a famous scene from "Dirty Dancing" at their wedding has me freaking out. Slayed, I tell you. Near tears! This couple is impressive. Somewhere out there, our dear departed Patrick Swayze is shedding a happy tear for Terra and Drake.
By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2013

I’ll Have What They’re Having: Flashmob Of Orgasming Women Recreate “When Harry Met Sally” Scene

New York City's Katz's Delicatessen was very famously featured in "When Harry Met Sally" as the lunch spot where Meg Ryan fakes a pretty epic orgasm. One woman reenacting that scene at Harry and Sally's table might elicit a chuckle or two, but when a flashmob of 20 women all start oohing, ahhing, and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 14, 2013

Sneak Peek: Check Out The First Trailer For Disney’s “Maleficent”

Hot on the heels of yesterday's character poster release, we've got ahold of the first trailer for "Maleficent." Angelina Jolie stars in this new-perspective retelling of Disney's 1959 take on "Sleeping Beauty" based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, in which the Mistress of All Evil places a slumbering curse…
By: Rachel Krause / November 13, 2013

“Fall Breakers” Is “Spring Breakers” With A Lot More Plaid Flannel And Pumpkin Spice Lattes

"Spring Breakers" was a movie about four hot chicks in bikinis who become sexy bank robbers. "Fall Breakers," according to this hilarious parody trailer, is a movie about four hot chicks in plaid flannel shirts and cardigans who are really into pumpkin spice lattes and writhing around in crunchy leaves. Yep, that sound…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

Here Are Some Pictures Of Disney Princesses With Beards

The concept is simple: Disney princesses with beards. I have no idea why the resulting images are so funny/entertaining, but they totally are. Check out Belle, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan rocking their signature facial hair styles after the jump, and see the whole roster of bearded Princesses over at Buzzfeed.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2013

5 Photos That Will Shatter Your Image Of Horror Movie Locations

On some level, we know that "Saw" is happening on a dilapidated soundstage instead of in a dilapidated bathroom, but we pretend not to so that it stays a scary movie instead of devolving into a meditation on how unkind the years have been to Cary Elwes. But sometimes seeing where these horror movies were…
By: Cracked / October 27, 2013

11 Things That Happen Every Time You Log On To Netflix (In GIFs!)

I don't know about you guys, but I always have big plans when I click on my Netflix bookmark. I'm going to finally watch that documentary that will make me sound smart when I reference it at parties! I'm going to get caught up on the heavy British drama that's supposedly really good! I'm going…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 24, 2013

Reese Witherspoon Shows Us Her “Wild” Side

We are so, so, soooo excited that author, advice giver, general badass, and The Frisky staff's literary life coach (Tiny Beautiful Things is pretty much our bible around here) Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild, is being adapted into a movie. Earlier today, the film's producer and star, Reese Witherspoon, posted…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 18, 2013

Watch This: Coffee Shop “Carrie” Is The Scariest Prank I’ve Ever Seen

Even though this video is very clearly a prank video to promote the "Carrie" remake, and even though the first 30 seconds shows you exactly how the prank was set up, I still found myself covering my eyes and pausing it multiple times to collect myself. It's THAT scary. I'm guessing the makers of thi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 8, 2013

5 Reasons To See “Gravity” Right Now

I left the theatre after seeing Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" with a quietly roiling anxiety in the pit of my stomach, and a deep desire never to go to space. I'm still recovering today! If the trailer above isn't enough, here's the story: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are in space, working on a routine mission,…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 4, 2013

Watch This: Astronaut Cady Coleman Discusses Her Space Hairstyle Choices With Sandra Bullock

Remember that awesome astronaut Cady Coleman, who chatted with Sandra Bullock from the International Space Station to help her prepare for her starring role in the upcoming movie, "Gravity"? She's back on Earth now, and got the chance to meet her movie star mentee in person. In this joint interview, Bullock talks about…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 2, 2013

Katie Holmes, Possibly Taylor Swift Join The Cast Of “The Giver”

Soon, Lois Lowry's beloved novel The Giver will join the ranks of young adult books that have made it to the big screen. Come on, you know you’ve been waiting for this since you were twelve and checked it out of the school library. It’s one of the classic dystopias for young readers, with it…
By: The Mary Sue / September 28, 2013

Studio Battles E. L. James And Fans For “Fifty Shades” Rating

Will the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie be Rated R or Rated Pg-13? Yes, the studio has said they want to stay faithful to the books. The director has said the film will contain the essence of the story. But what does an R-rating truly mean to box office returns? As we’ve seen from film…
By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / September 18, 2013

Sandra Bullock Called A Female Astronaut On The International Space Station To Ask For Advice

"We talked on the phone for that one long time, which was certainly a nice morale thing for me. I'm up there on the station with five guys and to get to talk to somebody who, even instantly on the phone, is so personable, it was like talking to a girlfriend." --NASA Astronaut Cady Colema…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 16, 2013

Warner Bros. Announces Another Harry Potter Movie (Sort Of)

Thanks to Hollywood's crippling inability to let any wildly profitable franchise end gracefully (see: "Pirates of the Caribbean 5"), Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have teamed up once again for another movie to take place in the Harry Potter universe. The movie will be based on the Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…
By: Celebuzz / September 15, 2013
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