At first glance, “Pitch Perfect” and “Bring It On” have very little in common.
One’s about a group of girls who are misfits among the misfits — apparently, there is a social hierarchy among glee clubs, and they’re at the very bottom — and the other is full of pretty, popular girls with shiny hair and teeth flipping around in cute cheerleader outfits. Both are the kind of movies that, on paper, sound really silly and kind of embarrassing but prove to be incredibly satisfying and fun to watch by yourself or a gang of friends.
Cheerleading and glee club have more in common than you’d think, or, for that matter, than what most high schoolers would like to think. Both are highly competitive activities most people think are a waste of time, but they actually take a lot of practice and talent. Both require matching outfits and strong personalities, which inevitably leads to lots of drama. And, sometimes, these activities lead to injuries and/or projective vomiting. Read more…
According to Deadline, television channel FX has closed a deal with the Coen Brothers to develop and hourlong series “loosely based” on their 1996 movie “Fargo,” which defined “dark comedy” for me at an early age. The Coens will be executive producing the project along with Noah Hawley, who will be writing.
But all we’ve got to say is, if this show doesn’t include perp catching even while heavily pregnant, Midwestern to the core sheriff Marge Gunderson in it, we’re going to have to throw somebody in a wood chipper. Read more…
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!
Charlie may be a the strong, silent type, but the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” protagonist knows a thing or two about style… and we’re not just talking about his ability to write letters to an unknown friend.
Logan Lerman’s character knows the finer points of wearing a suit, while his more outgoing friends, played by Ezra Miller, Emma Watson and Mae Whitman rock some decidedly looks ranging from punk rock to totally preppy. And, despite the fact that the film takes place in the early 1990s, the fashions of the film — like the themes — still totally translate. Check out how to get some of our favorite looks from the movie…
“It’s like a hot foot forest!” “I’ve got the squirts…” “You’re the one that chokes on water! Scooby-Doo!” “DRANK!” “You know you want to go dance with me!” “Hey, tuna flavor…” Ahh yes, it’s time for another episode of “Bad Lip Reading” — “Hunger Games” edition! “And now I’m loco crazy!” Too. Funny. [YouTube]
“Dressing should be fun. Life is short and life is grey, so you can easily dress yourself up, make yourself happy, and then you make other people happy.” That’s Iris Apfel, kooky 90-year-old style icon whose big ol’ bug glasses have become her signature look. Albert Maysles, the filmmaker behind “Grey Gardens,” is filming a documentary about her life and influence on style and this five-minute trailer/promo thing promises it’ll be grand. How many other old ladies do you know with a MAC and QVC line and use words like “hoosegow”? We also get to meet Mr. Iris Apfel, who is adores his wife after all these years. Join the club, buddy. [Racked]