A Republican yahoo made a movie about a Navy SEAL during the Iraq Occupation, and apparently no one foresaw that it would be a total shitshow that would send this country into online hysterics. Clint Eastwood is a man who accused an invisible Obama, alighting upon an empty stool, of being “absolutely crazy” at the Republican National Convention in 2012. He is also a man who is a lauded filmmaker and universally loved icon, because if America loves anything as much as a war movie, it’s a geriatric western star and his emotionally exploitative directorial work. “American Sniper”is the culmination of the unquestioning American patriotism that soars as high as an eagle and stands as strong as the second amendment, tied in a pretty bow by the antiquated standards of Hollywood. Keep reading »
Who ya gonna call? Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, it seems! These four hilarious women are your next Ghostbusters. Negotiations are ongoing, but The Hollywood Reporter says the cast is all but a lock for the Paul Feig-directed reboot of the popular ’80s movie franchise. Normally I’m wary of reboots, but I love the gender-flipping twist and, I’m sorry, but every single one of these hysterical women have brought me to the brink of pissing my pants. I can only imagine I’ll need to wear an adult diaper when I see the movie opening night. [THR]
I am addicted to Netflix, which is why I steal money from my sweet, elderly mother. I love her so much. She was always there for me growing up. But I just can’t get enough of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in “House Of Cards.” I watched both seasons in one weekend. I missed my best friend’s wedding, but what can I say? I had to have more “House of Cards.” Forgive me, but I love that sweet streaming goodness.
Do you Netflix? Do you watch in on a laptop? A tablet? A smart TV? I have all three. I duct taped trash bags over the windows of my apartment. Last month the power went out for a couple of hours and I couldn’t Netflix and I almost clawed my face off. Isn’t that funny? Isn’t it? Why aren’t you laughing? What’s your favorite show on Netflix? Keep reading »
The Sundance Film Festival has started, and one of the movies to come out of it is Celina Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” the coming-of-age story we all need. It’s about Marieme, a Black teenager growing up in the projects near Paris, and how she falls in with a tough girl gang. This scene, which Vulture premiered exclusively today, is a joyous, giddy celebration of friendship. These girls, dancing to Rihanna in a hotel room they rented with money they stole, are the perfect embodiment of that soul-swallowing, bone-crushing female friendship you experience in your teens. The film opens in New York on January 30th, and will certainly show up at a indie movie theater near you. [Vulture]
Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t supposed to be a comedic novel, but I found myself laughing quite a bit while reading the series, mostly because of the horrendous writing and ridiculous dialogue, and I expect I’ll have the same reaction when I go see the movie adaptation on Valentine’s Day. (Yes, that’s what I’m doing on V-Day, don’t judge me.) Only, I know I won’t laugh quite as hard as I did when reading the book, because the filmmakers have apparently cut the book’s best scene from the movie. Like, they didn’t even bother to film it. Obviously I’m talking about the scene in which Christian Grey super-sexy-sexually yanks out Anastasia’s tampon before railing her against the sink. I know, you don’t understand how this scene didn’t make the film either, right? Luckily, a couple years ago, some hardcore Fifty Shades fan made their own video of the infamous scene, and I’m pretty sure if Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Wood sees it, she’ll realize that she made a mistake. [via Jezebel]
When I woke up this morning and turned on the Twitter, I immediately noticed that one of the things trending was “Unfriended.”
“HUH.” Says I. Perhaps a lot of people are feeling unpopular right now? Being curious, I clicked on it, and it turns out that “Unfriended” is a movie produced by MTV that’s coming out soon. A SCARY MOVIE. And people, apparently, are incredibly scared by the trailer. Which is weird, because the acting in it is really, really bad. Keep reading »