“As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’s a woman. That’s aggravating to me.”
Here’s “Juno”‘s Diablo Cody speaking to IndieWire about her newest film, “Paradise,” which she directed and wrote while she was pregnant and the mother of small children. Cody said she used to be skeptical about why there weren’t more women with kids who were successful directors but now she is certain that the demands of motherhood and the guilt that working women face “100 percent” has to do with it. She’s such a kickass screenwriter and filmmaker that I hope motherhood doesn’t change too much for her. I look up to you, Diablo! [IndieWire] [Image via WENN]
Whenever I’m dealing with something really hard and get to that point we’ve all been to where seriously think I can’t get past whatever the current brick wall may be, I ask myself, “What would Elle Woods do?” Seriously. I do this. All the time. She is a true model and handles challenges with class. I know, I know, she’s a romantic comedy character, not Mother Theresa. But trust me, Elle’s got it together.
As a self-proclaimed Wes Anderson junkie, I couldn’t wait to take a peek at the just-released trailer for his latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In what looks to be another classic from the famed director, the romance between lobby boy Zero (Tony Revolori) and Saoirse Ronan’s Agatha is reminiscent of the young sweethearts in last year’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” Set in the ’60s on a New England island, that film follows Suzy and Sam, troubled preteens who write love letters to each other before deciding to run away together. The young star-crossed lovers at the center of the camp-themed coming-of-age film really just melt your heart.
Wes’s films always incorporate a romantic coupling, exes, or a love triangle, and the characters involved are usually full of witty advice and observations on relationships. So until we see how Zero and Agatha’s love story plays out in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” let’s look back at the couples and ex-couples from Wes movies along with their lines on love’s redeeming, disappointing, and confusing qualities. Read more on Tres Sugar…
Fan of Wes Anderson’s incredibly detailed, diorama-like films, with their intricate cast of characters, quirky dialogue and creative storytelling? Then you’ll probably be amped to see his next movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which stars the usual heavyweights like Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, amongst others. The film doesn’t come out till March 2014, but the first trailer has arrived and it looks like, well, exactly what you’d expect from Wes Anderson. Thankfully, that’s almost always a good thing.
Halloween is not a holiday known for love, but stay with us for a sec. The canon of horror movies is rife with potentially dateable and definitely single men, who could all just use some love, or at least a nice dinner out. If online dating and the daily drudge of searching for available and attractive men that won’t kill you in your sleep is getting you down, then change the game! All men are horror shows, anyway, right? Why not take that to heart and include these dudes in your list? Let’s take a look at these seven horror movie villains, and see just how dateable they really are.
Nooooooo! Seriously gorgeous Charlie Hunnam has backed out of playing Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, apparently because his “Sons of Anarchy” filming scheduling is not allowing him to “adequately prepare” for the role. I sure hope he wasn’t badgered out of playing the character because some fans weren’t pleased with the casting. (“Twilight” diehards weren’t happy with Robert Pattinson being cast as Edward Cullen at first either. But they came around.) Hunnam had previously told Entertainment Weekly, “There are so many fans of that book and I know that on the surface, I’m probably not what everybody imagined. Because reading is so personal and people bring a character to life in their imagination, they feel ownership over that character. That’s daunting if I allowed myself to think about it too much. I’m taking it very seriously and intend to explore the nature of who this character is, what motivates him — and also dress up nice and look good in those suits.”
Sigh. Such a bummer. I thought he was perfectly unexpected. Back to the drawing board I guess. Who would you like to see replace him as Christian Grey? [Entertainment Weekly]
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home and The Frisky’s little piggies all have a chance to win “The Heat” and some other awesome flicks for a girls night in! Okay, so it doesn’t rhyme, and we don’t care … you shouldn’t either.
Anyway, to celebrate the October 15 release of “The Heat” on DVD, we felt it was only right to give some of our oh-so-talented fans a chance to take home the Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy hit — plus some other awesome movies perfectly paired with PJs, pals and popcorn (okay, or wine).
Find out how to win after the jump! Keep reading »
I haven’t seen “Gravity” yet, but I’m eager to, as I love movies about space and the reviews have, for the most part, been really, really good. But one person wasn’t necessarily so impressed with the accuracy of Alfonso Cuaron’s cinematic vision — renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson tweeted up a storm after seeing the film last night, hilariously pointing out some of the movie’s flaws from a, you know, scientific perspective. See some of my favorites (beware of potential spoilers!) after the jump! Keep reading »
“Hocus Pocus” is 20 years old this year! And even though I was a kid when the film originally came out — before Sarah Jessica Parker had even stepped foot in Carrie’s Manolos — I’m not ashamed to admit that rewatching the Halloween classic is still one of my favorite Fall rituals. The Sanderson Sisters were more naughty than nice, but if there’s anything they taught us, it’s that we’re all a little witchy. I’ve rounded up some of the most bewitching GIFs from the film to illustrate how we have more in common with the broom-wielding women than we might admit. What are you waiting for? Work, witch. Read more on Tres Sugar…
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 »