Posts tagged "movies"

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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.” []
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…

Sarah Gray / February 5, 2013

The First Full-Length Trailer For Spring Breakers Is Seriously Nuts

The long-awaited “Spring Breakers” trailer has hit the web, and nothing I say could even come close to doing it justice. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in Harmony Korine’s latest vehicle as four bored college students who will do anything to go ham on spring break, and you can count…

Rachel Krause / January 17, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: 11 Artsy Movie Posters

Once you move out of your college dorm room, it’s generally frowned upon to plaster your walls with crinkled “Animal House” posters. You can get around the stigma by putting your movie posters in ornate frames (which is what I did with my beloved “Spice World” poster) or you can show your love for your…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 23, 2012

New App Rewards People For Not Texting During Movies

Today in “brilliant ideas that only exist because people are awful,” the most popular movie theater chain in the world, Cinemark, has debuted a new app to dissuade moviegoers from texting during movies. Here’s how it works: when a movie starts, people are prompted to use the Cinemark app to put their phones into “Cinemode.”…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 19, 2012

Robert Pattinson Thinks A Walrus Might Spice Up The “Twilight” Sex Scenes

“I would put [the sex scene] the last day of the schedule, [and] say, ‘Listen, I’ve got to have a closed set. It’s really, really important. No one can see the monitors or anything,’ and then just put like a walrus in or something.”
Robert Pattinson responds to a question from BBC Radio 1 about…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 19, 2012

7 Majorly Anxiety-Producing Movies

According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin boundary between the outside and the inside being broken — both literally, as in the piercing of skin, and metaphorically, as in the destruction of…

Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2012

20 Non-Horror Movies That Are Absolutely Terrifying

I never watch horror movies because I am a total scaredy-cat and it doesn’t take much to give me serious nightmares (I slept in my brother’s room for six months after seeing “Scream” in middle school). But over the years I’ve found that even if you avoid the horror genre altogether, there are plenty of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 24, 2012

Finally! A Rom-Com Where The Woman Isn’t Begging A Guy To Marry Her

I feel like romantic comedies are always about a woman who’s trying to get hitched, and a guy who’s resisting (except for, I guess, “Runaway Bride”). So I’m really excited for the new Lizzy Caplan movie, “Save the Date,” where — gasp! — she plays a woman who turns down her boyfriend’s proposal. Caplan wa…

Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2012

Must See: Amy Heckerling’s New Movie, “Vamps”

The trailer for “Vamps,” Amy Heckerling’s first movie with Alicia Silverstone since “Clueless,” is here — and it looks really funny. It stars Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as two vampires looking for love in all the wrong places. And the dude who plays Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey” plays Ritter’s love interest. I. Can’t. Wait!

Julie Gerstein / September 25, 2012

We Want To Go To There: London’s Hot Tub Cinema

I love movies. I love hot tubs. I love champagne. I love rooftop parties. I love London. Hot Tub Cinema just happens to be a combination of all of those things, so obviously I want to get in on the action. For the past year, Hot Tub Cinema has been putting on rooftop hot tu…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 14, 2012

A History Of Onscreen Women And Abortion

Abortion has been a hot-button topic for years, but it’s been resurrected as one of the most talked about issues this election season with debates about Planned Parenthood and Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remark still ringing in our ears. The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be…

Pop Sugar / September 9, 2012

“Twilight” Is Heartily Improved By Bad Lip-Reading

Sorry, Twihards, but “Twilight” is really terrible. Which is why I love this “Bad Lip-Reading” version of the movie so much. I mean, it can’t really get more ridiculous than it already is, can it? [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2012
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