Posts tagged "movies"

6 Movie Special Effects That Have Gotten Worse Over Time

Remakes are a tricky business. If you make a bad one, everyone will hate you, and if you make a good one, the fans of the original film will still hate you. I’m not personally against the good ones, because I was under the impression that movies are not real life and thus aren’t going…

By: Cracked / August 24, 2013

Jump In! Join Us On Twitter For A “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack Listening Party

Exactly 26 years ago today— August 21, 1987— greatness was bestowed upon us in the form of the classic love story, “Dirty Dancing.”

To celebrate the anniversary of my all-time favorite flick and one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all-time, The Frisky is teaming up with Idolator.com to re-listen to the entire original soundtrack starting…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 21, 2013

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version Of “Macbeth”

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened.

The actress is replacing Natalie Portman, who was originally going to play the scheming Queen. There’s no word on why Portman’s no longer involved, but I don’t even care, because Marion Cotillard! She’s brilliant at scheming and crazy! It’…

By: The Mary Sue / August 21, 2013

5 Classic Pop Culture Moments Actors Made Up On The Fly

We have nothing against writers (much of this very website is written by them), but we can’t pretend that every iconic TV and movie character or moment is carefully crafted by expert scribes hunched over a desk. Often the writer comes up with only a vague idea (or a specific yet terrible one) and the…

By: Cracked / August 17, 2013

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full Of Crap

On some level, we all know that almost everything we see at the movies is bullshit, from the amount of bullets a person can take without dying to what the job of pizza delivery boy actually entails. Except documentaries. Documentaries are where we turn off the snark and open our minds to learn about distant…

By: Cracked / August 14, 2013

The Best Duos For Overcoming Life’s Most Difficult Situations

Imagine a world with peanut butter but no jelly. Fred with no Barney. A world without duos would be a lonely one, because nobody likes to go through life’s most challenging, harrowing and intimidating obstacles all by themselves. That’s why pop culture is brimming with dynamic duos — both real and imagined. Whether it be…

By: Ask Men / August 10, 2013

19 Things We Thought Were, Like, So Deep When We Were In College

One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 8, 2013

“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
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