Posts tagged "whip it"

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 6, 2010

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 i…
By: Justine Fields / November 6, 2009

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…
By: Erica Maxwell / October 14, 2009

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. Thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2009

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…
By: Erica Maxwell / October 1, 2009

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2009

Drew Barrymore’s Female Fight Club

A few years ago, I heard a rumor about a female fight club on a college campus in North Carolina. I tried for months to find someone who was a member so that I could write a story about them, but I never got very far because, well, we all know the first rule of…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 3, 2009

Ellen Page + Roller Derby Chicks = Can’t Wait To See “Whip It”

Yay! The trailer for Ellen Page's newest movie, "Whip It," is out and it looks ambrosia for any stifled suburban girl, even if you've never broken some chick's collarbone in a roller derby. With Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Juliet Lewis, Eve and Ari Graynor (the drunk friend from "Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist") all playing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2009

We Can’t Wait For Drew Barrymore And Ellen Page In “Whip It”

I’m a huge Drew Barrymore fan, and I simply adore Ellen Page. So, basically, “Whip It” is destined to be my next favorite movie. In this comedy about the roller derby, Page plays Bliss Cavendar, a 17-year-old who rebels against her mother’s pageantry wishes by joining a derby team called the Hurl Scouts. Yes, they…
By: Justine Fields / July 9, 2009