Posts tagged "movies"

We Should Obviously All Go See This Documentary About A Penis Museum Called “The Final Member”

Who needs Iceland’s beautiful scenery and hot springs when you can visit The Icelandic Phallological Museum instead? The Reykjavik museum is the world’s most diverse (and only?) penis museum, housing specimens from every mammal in the country.

Claire Hannum / April 18, 2014

Would You Watch A Documentary About Blogging?

Filmmaker Christopher Wiegand drove all over the United States interviewing bloggers (mostly of the “mommy blog” variety, it seems) about why they do what they do, and I’m cautiously curious. As someone who is a bit infatuated with the land of blogging — I even wrote my thesis on it! — I’d like to see…

Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Cute Pencils For Virgins Who Can’t Drive

It’s been forever since I actually used a pencil (do I still remember how? Kidding! Kind of!), but after seeing this awesome set of hot pink “Clueless”-themed pencils, I’m ready to bring graphite back into my life in a big way. I actually used to have one of those feather pens that Cher uses i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 13, 2014

Watch This: Celine Dion Finally Reveals Her Muppet Crush

I can’t believe I still haven’t seen “Muppets Most Wanted.” Not only does it feature all my favorite Muppets, it’s got two of my favorite comedians, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, and a cameo from my favorite singer of all time, Celine Dion. Life dream status. Anyway, while doing press for the movie, Celine answered…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Dance Her Heart Out In This Deleted “American Hustle” Scene

Remember when Jennifer Lawrence manically cleans the house while singing “Live And Let Die” in “American Hustle”? Well, she also filmed a scene singing to “Evil Ways” by Santana. I think the director made the right call in choosing the first song (no song has more drama than “Live And Let Die”), but I’m all for…

Claire Hannum / March 22, 2014

You Can Help This Actress Make A Movie About What Periods Are Really Like

Actress and filmmaker Kristine Gerolaga is sick of the way periods are portrayed in the media, so she set out to make a film of her own that challenges stereotypes and shows us just how unique periods can be. Gerolaga has written and will star in what is currently called “The Untitled Short Film About What…

Claire Hannum / March 20, 2014

Slurping Soda During A Movie Is An Even Bigger Problem Than We Thought

We all know those loud moviegoers who obnoxiously slurp on their sodas, text, and shout to one another throughout the whole film. Apparently, Coke does too, and used their latest ad to edit those oh-so-rude audience members right into the film. The audience thought they were just seeing a normal movie, and their surprise at…

Claire Hannum / March 13, 2014

Parents Lip Sync “Frozen” Song Perfectly; Daughter Remains Unimpressed

If your life involves kids in any way, then you’ve probably had the “Frozen” soundtrack on constant repeat in the car, at home, on the computer, and even in your head. (Is “Let It Go” actually playing out loud right now, or does it just exist on permanent loop in your brain? You may never…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2014

“Fargo” Is Going To Be A TV Series — And Trailers Have Arrived!

The 1996 Coen Brothers movie “Fargo” is coming to the small screen next month, and FX has released teaser trailers! From the looks of it, not too much of the tone has changed between the film and the TV series. Nobody captures the barren, Midwestern winter quite like the Coen Brothers, so I can’t wait to…

Claire Hannum / March 11, 2014

Nursing Home Residents Recreate Famous Movie Scenes (Because You’re Never Too Old To Play Dress-Up)

Here’s proof that you’re never, ever too old to play dress-up: a group of senior citizens at a nursing home in Germany recently recreated 12 iconic movie scenes for a photo calendar. The residents, who ranged in age from 75 to 98 got all dolled up as James Bond, Holly Golightly, and, of course, Jack…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2014

Muppet Selfies Are The Best Kind Of Selfies

Selfies been getting some bad press lately, what with the revelation that teens’ selfie habits may be to blame for a massive increase in lice infestations (#YUCK). But there is one form of selfie that will always elicit smiles instead of sighs, and runs an extremely low risk of spreading lice: Muppet selfies! Yes, the Muppets finally…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2014

Can You Identify These “Real Life” Versions Of Disney Characters?

Artist Karen Graw created these “real life” versions of Disney characters by turning their cartoon faces into realistic photo illustrations, inadvertently proving that the vast majority of Disney princesses look exactly the same. Still, her renderings are pretty impressive. Can you guess who’s who? Check your answers after the jump! [Laughing Squid]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2014

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a “Celluloid Ceiling” survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year’s top-grossing 250 domestic films.

Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

Man Recreates Romantic Movie Scenes With A Dog, And It’s Not Quite As Creepy As It Sounds

It all started as a joke, as so many brilliant performance art projects do. Chris Naka thought it might be funny to recreate a romantic movie scene with his boss’ dog, Wrigley, and snap a photo to entertain his coworkers. Who could have guessed that Naka and Wrigley would have such amazing chemistry that the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 4, 2014

“The Fault In Our Stars” Movie Poster Is Out And It’s Perfect And Everyone Is Crying

Buzzfeed got ahold of the beautiful movie poster for the upcoming film adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, and if you’ve read the book, it’s basically impossible to look at it for more than two seconds without sobbing uncontrollably (in a good way, kind of). Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are beyond perfect a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 18, 2013

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…

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…

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 York City…

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…

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…

Claire Hannum / November 23, 2013
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