BY Laurie in Movies on Aug 19, 2014 |
We're getting excited for our Dirty Dancing viewing party this weekend, where we’ll be offering free streaming of the 80s classic Dirty Dancing staring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. I was assigned the laborious task of carrying the watermelon, AND creating the signature cocktail for the evening, but I persevered, and came up with the Kellerman Kooler, aka the Dirty Watermelon Margarita, which is guaranteed to get everyone ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 18, 2014 |
Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. She's ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 15, 2014 |
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Movies on Aug 08, 2014 |
I’m totally down to watch an old movie when the mood strikes (and believe me, it strikes often). I am not a fan, however, of sequels, three-quels, or reboots (especially when it’s barely been ten years since the original—I’m looking at you, Fantastic Four). But this rumored reboot actually seems like an awesome idea.
Earlier this week, Variety reported that director Paul Feig might be in talks to direct a Ghostbusters ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Aug 07, 2014 |
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia comedy queen and feminist rock-star extraordinaire from the band Sleater-Kinney, is embarking on a new project that will take her headlong into the wonderful world of Austen fandom. Brownstein will complete the screenplay of Lost in Austen, begun by three-time Oscar nominated writer (When Harry Met Sally) and director (Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia) Nora Ephron, but cut short by her passing in 2012. Though this will be her ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Movies on Aug 01, 2014 |
Press circuits are a busy requirement of promoting a new movie - and as fans, we get that. And we kind of love it. I mean who doesn’t love seeing one of their favorite stars hilariously banter with some charismatic late night personality? For all of the world to see. Which may or may not have been scripted.
AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series is the cool older cousin of the hyper press circuit family. Though billed as a series that “bring[s] to ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jul 31, 2014 |
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever. Literally. It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift. Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch). ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Movies on Jul 26, 2014 |
Even before the harrowing details of his daughter’s sexual-abuse allegations against him were published in The New York Times last February, Woody Allen’s work was getting tough to take. His annual offerings more often than not obsessively orbit around not-quite-appropriate relationships between fresh young ingénues and much older men. Infidelity runs riot through his narratives, as does an uncomfortable undercurrent of lady-bashing. In each ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Movies on Jul 25, 2014 |
Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg zooms in on the lives of lost and confused 20-somethings in his latest slice-of-life drama. Anna Kendrick stars as Jenny, a gal who moves to Chicago after a breakup to live with her film-director brother Jeff (Swanberg), his novelist-turned-stay-at-home-mom wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), and their adorable two-year-old son Jude (played by Swanberg’s real-life son). Together with her friend Carson (Lena Dunham), Jenny pushes ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Jul 25, 2014 |
Luc Besson’s Lucy tells the tale of a young student (Scarlett Johansson) in Taipei who is at the wrong place at the wrong time. Lucy is forced to become a drug mule after a Taiwanese mob inserts a bag of drugs (CPH4) into her body for transportation. Soon after, however, the bag starts leaking the drug into her system and her brain begins functioning beyond the capabilities of an average human's brain.
The film rests on the myth that humans use only ... Read More