Do you ever watch a mainstream movie with a male protagonist (duh, what’s a female protagonist?) who ends up getting together with a much younger woman and nobody says anything about it? Of course you do! It happens all the time. Vulture did an interesting study earlier this year looking at the ages of leading men’s onscreen loves over the years. While the men age, the women stay about the same age. It’s pretty much a given that in most movie couples, the man’s going to be older than the woman, often by many years, even decades. But that’s because older male movie stars are considered distinguished gentleman who are totally in the same league as women half their age, but older female movie stars… what are those even? Don’t they all get pushed out to sea on an ice floe? More
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Whenever a movie revolves around a cute and adorable love story, it also inevitably includes a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend or even a guy the main character sort of dates who is a total douchebag. Sometimes, especially in older movies, the boy who is the object of the love story and the boy who is a jerk turn out to be the same person (leave it to Hollywood). This loser characters have helped the rest of the world figure out exactly what traits they don’t want in a potential boyfriend. More
As you may already know, Karen Black, the celebrated actress who appeared in everything from Alfred Hitchcock‘s Family Plot to Easy Rider to numerous pulpy horror flicks, died today at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer. She might not be the best known name in Hollywood these days, but she leaves behind a legacy of great roles that we would all do well to revisit, and was, by all accounts, a genuinely warm and intelligent person. From her role in Easy Rider as a prostitute with whom the male protagonists drop LSD, to her ascendance to scream queen status in Trilogy of Terror, she imbued everything she did with heart, soul, and no small amount of style. Let’s take a look back on some of the roles she played and the gorgeous looks she rocked, then make a date with Netflix to watch all the Karen Black films we haven’t seen yet. More
To prove she’s a serious actress, naturally. More
James Deen couldn’t get through more than 30 seconds of The Canyons. More
Mariska Hargitay has announced that she’s planning to shoot a documentary focusing on the massive backlog of unprocessed rape kits sitting in police storage units throughout the country. More
If you are planning to see the seventies porno biopic Lovelace because it looks great, but don’t know a ton of facts about the true story upon which it is based, you’re not alone. But you should probably read up on Linda Lovelace‘s life a bit before going to see it. because as you know, movies that are “based on a true story” aren’t always 100% faithful to their source material, and sometimes the things they leave out are pretty important. More
There is a stereotype in movies and literature, perhaps one exemplified by The Wolverine (opening this Friday) that there are certain men who are just so cool, and independent, and able to shoot spikes out of their fingers that they need never settle down or find a mate. That they should probably just be lone wolves forever, because it’s their way. Weirdly, Willie Nelson embodies this notion more than Wolverine does, but let’s just go with it. Are there female equivalents? How do they compare? Let’s assess some of them. More
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Last year, we really criticized The Newsroom for pretty much only portraying manic pixie dream girls and completely inept women. We weren’t the only place to do so, so we thought that Sorkin might have really turned it around this season (because, as always bears repeating, The West Wing was a great show with great female characters). More
Over the past few months, we have seen many a sneak preview for Bret Easton Ellis‘
Montessori school art project upcoming film The Canyons, featuring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, among others. Now, with its August 2 release date inching ever closer, we have the official trailer.
Grool, indeed. More
In the now infamous New York Times article Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie, The Canyons director Paul Schrader made no secret of his ambivalent feelings towards Lindsay Lohan. But she is still, against all odds, the star of his upcoming movie, so that doesn’t mean he can’t say ridiculously nice things about her. (Emphasis on the ridiculous.) More
Look, I thought Byzantium was just going to be a movie about erudite vampire prostitutes, but it’s probably one of the best feminist movies I’ve seen in ages. It’s like a version of Postcards from The Edge but better as it involves more vampirism. More
Remember when Leonardo DiCaprio played nice poor kids? Not anymore! Now he only plays rich scumbags who are always toasting things. More