If your childhood was anything like mine, with time split between two divorced working parents, you watched a lot of VHS tapes. And back in the 80s, movies for kids were dark. Real dark. Don’t recall? Let me remind you. More
While I’ll never say Bridget Jones was a great model for single women with her whole obsession with weight and preference for assholes, I will admit that being single was part of her charm. More
If you are watching the Bowl today, I hope you very much enjoy it and that you have all the right kind of snacks. If you are not, I hope you find something equally pleasant with which to pass the time. I’m not anti-Bowls, you know? Let everyone enjoy whatever bowls they like, I’ve always said, having a very tolerant bowl enjoyment policy. I’m broad-minded.
That said, this kind of Event – the bring over your friends and gather round a cracklin’ television kind of Event – brings up a serious question that demands attention from Serious People. Is talking allowed during communal TV-watching? More
Is “dance the shit out of it” really a useful mantra in an activity that requires years of training, intense concentration, and technical precision more than enthusiasm?
Did you read the New Yorker‘s profile of Ethan Stiefel last year? If you got the chance to write a New Yorker profile about a cast member from a third-rate teen movie from 2000, who would you choose? I’d probably pick Robert Ri’chard from Alley Cats Strike.
How much of the movie do you think you could still quote verbatim, if you had to? Eighty percent? Ninety? More
Movies don’t eat people. People eat people. More
“The tarsier disguises itself in the forest by pretending to be a small teddy bear, undergoing a colonoscopy.” Okay, everything about this video is great. Seriously. It is so great: More
Look, this Volkswagen Super Bowl ad is honestly really cheering me up. Not that I needed cheering up. I mean, I am not a YouTube legend about to begin breaking a guitar into pieces for the second time. Not like the people in this ad. I don’t need Jimmy Cliff as much as they do. But still. Watch it:
Hollywood cannot keep up with our demand for dark and gritty reimaginings of beloved fairy tales. The last few years have given us Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm, Twilight’s Snow White and the Huntsman, and now Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hungers is a movie in which Hansel now suffers from witch-candy-induced diabetes (“Hansel is also inflicted with…”sugar sickness” — and periodically slumps into a coma until he self-administers an injection through his britches). There is no turning back. Every year will bring darker and grittier fairy tales, until they become so dark it is impossible to watch them without night-vision goggles. More
If anything positive has come out of the press blitz The Canyons is currently on, it’s the revelation that leading man James Deen is extremely nice, courteous, gentlemanly and professional, not just for a porn star, but for anyone. (Or rather, it’s a revelation for some; I have never doubted my internet boyfriend.) He continued to be all that in an interview The Daily Beast published yesterday, in which he turns down chance after chance to say mean things about his monstrous co-star Lindsay Lohan, instead striving to understand her behavior in as empathetic a way as possible, because he is the Ryan Gosling of porn. Here are the most diplomatic things he said, paired with some sexy promo shots from the film’s Facebook page. More
James Franco is not being hilarious on purpose in the Spring Breakers trailer. It’s just that, as he is playing someone with cornrows who is on the wrong side of the law, he looks absolutely terrified in every single scene. Also, he has a grill. All of this is funny. It’s a laugh riot. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez looks like a pouty child More
Consider this a prequel to the inevitable angry mini-mob that will be the British royal family if a film is made about Kate Middleton and Prince William anytime soon. More
Remember when Jennifer Lawrence, at the Golden Globes, exclaimed, “I beat Meryl!” Were you outraged? Were you offended that somehow Jennifer Lawrence might gloat over beating Meryl Streep? At anything? Not just acting, but anything at all? You are about to feel like a humorless fool. More
Remember that exceptionally dramatic scene in Liz & Dick where Lindsay Lohan, playing Elizabeth Taylor, declares that she can’t live without Richard Burton and runs down a hallway to gobble down a fistful of pills? You ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen her in The Canyons.
Full disclosure, I have no idea whatsoever what is happening in this scene from The Canyons with her and James Deen, other than that cannot be her phone: More