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Lost In Translation

Somehow the movie “Whip It” got translated to “Bliss” in France, and the poster basically references nothing about roller derby or the film’s plot (aside from the fact that “Bliss” is the main character’s name). Ex-pats in Paris have been freaking out because they thought they somehow managed to miss the news of a new Ellen Page movie. Keep reading »

10 Celebrity Exes Who Still Play Nice

While sitting in the theater enjoying “Whip It” last weekend (I know, took me forever, right?), I was very excited by the fabulous soundtrack. Can you say Jens Lekman, Dolly Parton and The Breeders? But my jaw dropped when I heard a song by Little Joy come on in the background, because Drew Barrymore, the star and director of the flick, used to date Fabrizio Moretti, one-third of the band. Who knew exes could be so supportive of each other? I find it endearing that Barrymore is promoting Moretti’s latest artistic endeavor. [Amazon]

Turns out, of course, this isn’t the first time a celebrity couple has publicly displayed their friendship after the flame burned out. Keep reading »

Chicago 400 Pro Girls/Ladies Roller Skates

After seeing Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page cute it up on the rink in “Whip It,” we’ve been wanting roller skates. For the faint of heart, those not quite ready for the large investment or face-smashing of actual roller derby skates, these seem like a great bet. With clean lines and the retro white and pink fashion reminiscent of childhoods spent watching Michelle Kwan — how could you go wrong? Strap these bad girls on and wait for the lights to dim, the disco ball to spin, and rock out with awkwardness to “I Will Always Love You.” [$59.95, SkateBuys] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Invention Of Lying,” “Zombieland,” “Whip It,” “A Serious Man”

I’m not even going to bother trying to sell you on how delicious a warm tub of buttered popcorn is this week because there are actually four legitimately awesome movies coming out this week and if you’re not interested in any of them, then you have quite simply given up and you hate friendship. This week’s movies are all about surviving in places where you don’t quite fit in: a liar in a world of truth in “The Invention of Lying,” an indie teenage girl in tiara and college prep land in “Whip It,” a person who’s, um, alive in “Zombieland,” and a neurotic Jewish family in post-war America in “A Serious Man.” Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “Whip It”

Starring Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, and Kristen Wiig
Directed by Drew Barrymore
Written by Shauna Cross

You know that Hulu commercial with Alec Baldwin where he’s an alien turning our brains to soft, goopy edible mush through the power of television on the internet? Somewhere there is a boardroom full of old men (or aliens) twirling waxed black mustaches and guffawing over the latest sales figures of the newest insipid feel-good rom-com. Well, hang onto your helmets and strap on your skates ladies, because “Whip It” is not that movie. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Drew Barrymore And Ellen Page Are Smooching Besties

“Ellen has such a beautiful body, and I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, You can’t wearing anything sleeveless or strapless. And all of a sudden I was like, What if I just didn’t send such negative messages to my brain and said, wear it and enjoy it? And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever …. [Ellen] was in her frickin’ bra with an open jacket and hot pink shorts, skating around the rink with red lips and … she was sexy as a mother … a feral creature. It was great.”

– Drew Barrymore discussing body image issues with “Whip It!” star Ellen Page and Marie Claire Keep reading »

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