The trailer for VH1′s forthcoming TLC biopic, “CrazySexyCool,” has hit the internet, and it looks pretty damn good. Starring Drew Sidora as T-Boz, Keke Palmer as Chili, and none other than my favorite teen rapper from the mid-2000s, Lil Mama, as Left-Eye , the movie will air in full in October, and features music video reenactments of some of my personal favorite TLC songs, including “No Scrubs” and the perennial karaoke favorite “Waterfalls.” I am extremely excited to see this entire film, and if these two brief snippets of TLC classics are any indication, these ladies will do the silk pajamas of “Creep“ justice. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be listening to that song on repeat for the rest of the day. I suggest you do the same.
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When I read the Thought Catalog post “20 Fictional Men I Would Never Sleep With,” I thought Chloe Angyal was on to something. So many pop culture icons are glorified as romantic figures, but in real life would be completely undateable. Rhett Butler was a rapist. Romeo was only 13. And Edward Cullen from “Twilight” … well, do I really need to rehash that one?
It got me thinking about 20 fictional ladies that I would never want to sleep with … Keep reading »
The official trailer for “Catching Fire,” the sequel to “The Hunger Games” (based on the book trilogy), debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and it is WOW. Keep your eyes peeled for a first look at the Arena, some awesome Capital fashions and lots and lots and lots of action. Will it be better than the first movie? Signs point to yes…
I’m not sure where the time went, but somehow, this week marks the 18th anniversary of the release of “Clueless.” What a world! Things grow up so fast. “Clueless” is old enough to vote, to buy cigarettes and fireworks in some states — you know, the best things about adulthood! After re-watching the movie for the zillionth time, I realized that there are some nuggets of wisdom buried beneath all the makeover montages and knee socks. Here are seven pretty solid life lessons gleaned from “Clueless.”
If you’ve seen an episode of Xena, hell, if you’ve seen the opening titles to “Xena,” you know that you don’t mess with Xena. She’s strong, clever, resilient, and at times, ruthless. The show remains an important feminist text for a number of reasons, reasons reinforced by the likes of Joss Whedon and Quentin Tarantino. It champions strong women, but at the same time, it does not paint them as these infallible, flat superheroines. The female characters of the show, allies and villains alike, are rounded, with complex back-stories and goals that range from trying to lift a city-wide ban on dancing to wanting to become the queen of the Amazons.
But this is old news. What’s really striking about the show is just how many of the central villains are female. To date, I believe ”Xena” still has the most female big-bads of any television show. Read more on The Mary Sue…
Calvin And Hobbes was everything in my childhood. Everything. I read the strip every day in the my parents’ newspaper and had all the Calvin And Hobbes books. Okay, they were my brother’s books and I stole them, but that’s besides the point. I loved to pretend that my teddy bear, Gregory, could come alive and only I would see him, just like Hobbes. I’m sure part of the reason today that I love graphic novels as much as I do is because I read so many smart, multi-layered comic strips as a kid. So I’m kinda peeing my pants right now to see that there’s going to be a Calvin And Hobbes documentary, “Dear Mr. Watterson,” about the strip and its cartoonist Bill Watterson. After the series ended in 1995, Watterson has remained mostly out of the public eye as a sort of modern-day J.D. Salinger. I’ll be fascinated to see if he makes an appearance in this doc. I can’t wait! [The Mary Sue]
An Open Letter To The New Movie “Adore” (Which Is Eerily Similar To That Andy Samberg & Justin Timberlake Song “Mother Lover”)
Dear the movie “Adore,” starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright,
Let me start by saying that I’m not here as another social media troll who just wants to make fun of your semi-absurd plot. That would just be too easy. I know that you didn’t just turn the satirical “Mother Lover” into a pouty, melodramatic screenplay. After all, I just Googled that your director is French and your writer is British, so they could have been clueless to its existence. However, because we are friends here, I feel it’s only fair to warn you that you’re going to eat a lot of shit for this. I mean, a lot.
You see, if you’ve been on planet Earth lately, you know that the “Saturday Night Live” music video starring Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake went viral a few years back. In it, they don bad ’80s garb and monstrous chin straps while cheering on each other on their crooning quest for mother loving. Keep reading »
Ben Affleck is going to star in the “Gone Girl” movie adaptation. OMG. Have you read “Gone Girl”? Have you? Read it now. I haven’t read a page-turner like “Gone Girl” in years. It’s so good. It’s so good. David Fincher is said to be directing the film with Reese Witherspoon producing it, so you know it will be incredible. Read more on College Candy…