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6 Reasons You Need To See “Obvious Child”

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"Obvious Child"

It’s not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are sticky, and you can watch pretty much anything you want on Netflix and Hulu now anyway. But really, go see “Obvious Child,” starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman and Jake Lacy, which opens this weekend in NYC and LA (before heading to theaters nationwide this month). You heard me: GO! Here are six reasons why you can’t miss this movie … Spoilers ahead! Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Summer 2014 Calendar!

The Frisky's Summer 2014 Calendar!

What are you looking forward to this summer? Sure, it may not be Oscar season, but there are plenty of movies, books, music, TV shows, and holidays we’re jazzed about. We’ll skip the Tom Cruise and Ninja Turtles flicks—there’s plenty of art on its way that’s more up our alley. Have a look at The Frisky’s summer calendar, broken down by month, after the jump! Keep reading »

Rejoice! Lupita Nyong’o & Gwendoline Christie Cast In “Star Wars: Episode VII”

Rejoice! Lupita Nyong'o & Gwendoline Christie Cast In "Star Wars: Episode VII"
"Star Wars: Episode VII" Casting News!

The first three “Star Wars” movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) are amazing, obviously, but the three prequels (Episodes I, II and III) that came out in the late-’90s and early-’00s were such total junk that I was pretty meh on ever seeing J.J. Abrams’ attempts at the three upcoming sequels in the saga. But I may be changing my tune now that it’s been officially announced that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and “Game of Thrones” Gwendoline Christie — aka Brienne of Tarth, aka Baby Tilda Swinton — have been cast in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” No word yet on who they’ll be playing, but if I could, I’d be toasting them with a drink at the Mos Eisley Cantina. [Entertainment Weekly]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Maleficent,” Read Some Fierce Erotica & Make Pea Pesto

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See "Maleficent," Read Some Fierce Erotica & Make Pea Pesto

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 holiday weekend! 
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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “The Normal Heart,” Listen To Dolly Parton’s Latest & Try Jamaican Veggie Patties

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "The Normal Heart," Listen To Dolly Parton's Latest & Try Jamaican Veggie Patties

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 holiday weekend! 
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The Frisky Is Sending 100 Fans To The Movies For An Advance Screening Of “Obvious Child”

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Here at The Frisky, we love going to the movies. We also love free stuff. We KNOW we’re not alone here, so we’re giving away 50 pairs of movie tickets to our loyal fans! Yes, that’s 100 free tickets. BOOM!

The first 50 people to sign up for a set of tickets will see “Obvious Child,” a comedy starring Jenny Slate as an aspiring comedian whose everyday life as a twenty-something provides ample material for her act. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job and finds herself pregnant just before Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor, Donna discovers that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the love and support of others, while still finding humor in every situation.

Want in? Here’s how to snag your tix… Keep reading »

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