I’ll admit to giving serious side-eye to the thought of JJ Abrams reviving the “Star Wars” franchise again by directing Episode VII (which comes after “Return of the Jedi”) — especially since he directed the new “Star Trek” movies and I tend to believe people should pick a damn side. BUT! The casting for Episode VII — called “The Force Awakens” — has been pretty on point AND the teaser trailer that dropped today looks aight. Okay, it looks great. I watched it three times in a row and got a little bit of a shiver when that lightsaber made it’s “wooshing” sound. Okay, and maybe a tear sparked in my eye when the Millennium Falcon appeared, whatever. Watch above!
I didn’t even know this movie was happening until about five minutes ago, but now that I do know, I’m happy about it. Even though the story of Cinderella has been made into a movie several times already (who could forget the Rodgers and Hammerstein version with Brandy and Whitney Houston?), I can’t help but get a wee bit excited about Disney’s upcoming, live-action version, starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett. In life, there’s always room for fairy tales. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be seeing it in theaters come March 2015!
Seriously, all the hype leading up to the Valentine’s Day 2015 release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is giving me major lady blue balls. Last night during “Scandal,” the first official full-length trailer for the movie debuted, and shit, y’all, I’m genuinely hyped up. At the very least, it’s going to be so bad it’s good. Actually, at the very most it’s going to be so bad it’s good. So much drama over a little spanking and a couple of nipple clamps. Watch above!
When we walked out of the theater after seeing “Interstellar” this weekend, the first thing my mom said was, “OK, you’re going to have to explain that whole movie to me.” She enjoyed the movie, and understood the science, but the logistics of the plot got lost in a wormhole somewhere.
Thank goodness for designers! If, like my mom, you lost track of who was where when and why, designer Dogan Can Gundogdu (of Turkish design firm Frametale, which works with film production houses to create destruction sequences — can I have this job?) has created a streamlined, easy-to-read timeline illustrating the plot of “Interstellar.” Spoilers ahead, obviously. Keep reading »
Sometimes, instead of scaring yourself half to death with the “The Shining” and “American Horror Story,” you’d rather just kick back and get lost in the nostalgia of an old-school teen movie or rom com that just happens to be about witches. After all, Halloween doesn’t have to be terrifying to be fun! Here are 12 magic-tastic flicks from the ’80s and ’90s (some of which are awesomely bad) to help you get your holiday spirit on this Halloween weekend. Keep reading »
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »