Posts tagged "movies"

“Her” Offers A Glimpse Of Our Scary, Tech-Obsessed Future

Do we have unhealthy relationships with our computers and smartphones? Hell to the yes. My constant need to check Facebook and email is super duper unhealthy. Will I stop? Not likely.

The good thing is, I have real, functioning human relationships that supersede my tech obsessions. Not so for Theodore, the protagonist i…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 7, 2013

Geena Davis Gets Back In Her Rockford Peaches Uniform At Age 57

It’s been over 20 years(!) since “A League Of Their Own” came out, and to this day it’s one of my favorite movies. I was so delighted to see Geena Davis back in her old Rockford Peaches uniform (word is she’s wearing it to shoot a commercial), still looking fabulous at age 57. In related…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2013

5 Movies That Improved The Book (According To The Author)

Uh-oh. They’ve made your favorite book into a movie. And, of course, they’ve changed everything: Bill Spacechek, the courageous Polish protagonist, is now Biff SpaceChest, Aryan super-soldier. That touching scene in the garden is now an exploding cruise ship.

Hollywood seems to love books, except for everything inside of them. But sometimes, whe…

By: Cracked / August 4, 2013

What’s Actually Happening When You’re Watching A Movie Sex Scene With Your Family — In GIFs!

We’ve all been through it — what started off as an innocent movie night with the family becomes a wildly uncomfortable experience the minute a surprisingly racy sex scene fills the screen. Let’s relive all the awkwardness — in GIFs — after the jump…

By: Alyson Penn / August 2, 2013

Hugh Jackman Might Wear His Wolverine Costume While Having Sex, But Probably Not

Today, the celebrity gossip gods have blessed us with a headline that sounds way too juicy to be true: “Hugh Jackman Wears His Wolverine Costume During Sex With His Wife.” So, is it true? Depends on your interpretation of an interview Hugh and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness did with The Sun. During the conversation, the reporter…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 26, 2013

Someone Made A “Silence Of The Lambs” Skin Suit Cake, For Some Reason

Do you eat normal cakes and find yourself wishing they resembled human flesh? If so, you probably need to seek urgent professional help, but once you’re in an established therapy routine, you can always call up the creatively twisted bakers at Conjurer’s Kitchen to make your creepy confection dreams come true. Yep, the same people…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 24, 2013

Bill Murray And Melissa McCarthy Film A Movie Together In NYC

Tell me, HOW is it that I did not know until very recently (like, in the past 20 minutes) that Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, two of my favorite people in the entire world (okay, fine, in all of Hollywood, I’ve got a family and stuff), were starring in a movie together? And not only…

By: Rachel Krause / July 19, 2013

5 Reasons You Need To See “The Heat”

The new Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy movie “The Heat” debuted in theaters this weekend, and killed it at the box office, despite getting so-so reviews from critics. I have no idea what those guys are talking about. This movie is funny. So funny. McCarthy and Bullock star as a cop and FBI agent, respectively, tracking a murderous drug kingpin.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 8, 2013

6 Essential Parenting Lessons From ’80s Movies

I was a child of the ’80s (and part of the ’90s), which means I had plenty of exposure to what parenthood would really be like from iconic greats like Diane Keaton, Tom Selleck, Michael Keaton, Kirstie Alley, and Goldie Hawn. When I had kids, I was fully expecting to be a Manhattan exec turned…

By: Susan Finch / July 1, 2013

7 Fictional Father Figures Who Helped Raise Me

I’ve written before about why my dad is awesome, but looking back at my childhood, he definitely wasn’t the only father figure in my life. Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development. It…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 11, 2013

The 10 Best Masturbation Scenes In Pop Culture History

May was national fapping month, I sort of dropped the ball on this post but hey, does one ever stop fapping? I certainly don’t contain my fappetry to a single month of the year. Masturbation is healthy and funny. People make funny faces when they are aroused, so if you aren’t participating with them, that shit i…

By: College Candy / June 10, 2013

One Woman Director Out Of 20, Cannes? That’s Pretty Dismal

So we all know that there’s a dearth of women in the movie-making business — just in case you’re not up to speed there was a whole study done about it.  The best place to view this disparity is the Cannes Film Festival in France: of the 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, only…

By: Sarah Gray / May 21, 2013

The Rest Of Hollywood Is As Sexist As Seth MacFarlane

It’s never really a good year for the Bechdel test.  But is it possible that things are degenerating for women in film? According to a study done by USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the answer is yes. A study by Dr. Stacy L. Smith found that over the five years that the researchers looked at…

By: Sarah Gray / May 16, 2013

Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 25, 2013

What Movies/Music/TV Shows Do You Put On When You Clean?

It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky, and in addition to tips on how to organize your makeup and clean out your dating life, I thought it would be an excellent time to pay homage to the movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts that we like to absentmindedly watch and/or listen to while we…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2013

Life Dream Status: Backstreet Boys Approve Tell-All Documentary

When I was in 7th grade, I ordered an “All-Access Behind The Scenes BSB Experience” VHS tape from a Backstreet Boys fan club Geocities website, and it was composed mostly of footage of them eating quietly in their dressing rooms. To this day it stands as one of the best purchases I ever made, because…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2013

13 Reasons To Be Best Friends With A Ghost

A couple weeks ago I saw a sappy romantic movie with my friend Kevin. I won’t tell you which movie at the risk of spoiling it for you, but at the end of this sappy romantic movie, the main character finds out that her best friend was actually a ghost. I was totally thrown off…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

First Look: Watch The Deliciously Campy Teaser Trailer For “The Bling Ring”

Someone up there must be looking out for me, because there are so many amazing movies about teenagers behaving badly in my future! As if I wasn’t already psyched enough about “Spring Breakers” hitting theaters on the 22nd, the first teaser trailer for “The Bling Ring,” the Sofia Coppola-directed film based on the true tale

By: Rachel Krause / March 11, 2013

Winona And Amelia’s Guide To Obsessively Tracking Down Clothes You See In Movies And TV Shows

So, a couple weeks ago I was watching the TV show “Happy Endings” (which, if you’re not watching it yet, please stay tuned for my vaguely threatening 10,000 word essay about why you should be), and the super stylish character Jane made a brief appearance in a cobalt blue toggle coat. As soon as I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 12, 2013

Best News Ever: Kristen Wiig To Join Cast Of “Anchorman 2″

Break out the jazz flutes guys, Kristen Wiig will be joining San Diego’s top news team in “Anchorman 2.” [NYMag.com]
Arpad Miklos was found dead in his New York apartment from an apparent suicide.  The gay porn star also starred in Perfume Genius’s “Hood” music video. [Pitchfork]
Justin Timberlake’s seven year break from…

By: Sarah Gray / February 5, 2013
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