Topic: Movies

The Surprising Amount Of Sex Shown In The Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie

The Surprising Amount Of Sex Shown In The Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie

The highly-debated and highly-irrelevant-to-normal-people Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been subject to much speculation and entirely too many Change.org petitions (BTW, isn’t that site supposed to be for actual causes?). One of the only things that has admittedly crossed my mind more than once: because of its enormous fanbase, will this film accept the risk of using actual sex and become mainstream regardless? More »

14 Rare Examples of An Actress Being Older Than Her Onscreen Love Interest

14 Rare Examples of An Actress Being Older Than Her Onscreen Love Interest

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 »

Flashback: 10 Of The Worst Boyfriends From Old Teen Movies

Flashback: 10 Of The Worst Boyfriends From Old Teen Movies

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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 »

R.I.P. Karen Black: Looking Back On Some Of Her Most Memorable And Stylish Roles

R.I.P. Karen Black: Looking Back On Some Of Her Most Memorable And Stylish Roles

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 »

Gloria Steinem Says Lovelace Sugarcoats The Real (Much More Violent) Story

Gloria Steinem Says Lovelace Sugarcoats The Real (Much More Violent) Story

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 »

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

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 »