BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on Apr 14, 2014 |
Every macho movie producer to ever say that movies about women don’t sell is now choking on those words as new reports finally prove them wrong.
The website FiveThirtyEight decided to take a serious look at how movies about women have fared in the box office over the last 20 years. Using the Bechdel test, 1,615 films were analyzed for their relationship between the prominence of women in the film, and the film’s budget and gross profits.Time out. If ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Movies on Jan 08, 2014 |
It seems all this talk of movies with lead female characters making more money has finally caught on to the head media honchos in Hollywood, and I think it's about time.
IndieWire created a list of some of the most anticipated movies of 2014 and I was happily surprised to find so many female driven plots as well as strong female influence behind the scenes.
You can expect everything from a fierce Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent," the long awaited Veronica Mars movie ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Movies on Dec 12, 2013 |
David O. Russell, director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, delivers another smash with his new film, American Hustle. The film takes place in the 1970s, following an eager FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who is reluctantly aided by two con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) on a quest to expose corruption in Camden mayor Carmine Polito’s (Jeremy Renner) inner circle.
Performed by an all-star cast, American Hustle is a cunning tale of ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in General on Nov 26, 2013 |
A middle school era photo of Jennifer Lawrence, the woman we love to love, surfaced on the Internet yesterday. "Miloblue2," an alleged former classmate of Lawrence, added the caption: "She hasn't changed much since."
This nostalgia-inducing lunchroom (?) pic is pretty much making my day. What do you think?
Thanks to The Mary Sue and Jezebel
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BY Eloise Giegerich in Movies on Nov 12, 2013 |
At the recent London premiere for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, everyone’s fantasy celeb BFF Jennifer Lawrence was spotted comforting a crying child who was sitting behind a security barrier. Hugs and cheering ensued, and everybody collectively named J-Law the best human in the world forever. Watch this endless GIF of the scene (because I KNOW YOU WANT TO), and check out the full video below.Thanks to Vulture
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BY Molly Simms in Movies on Nov 07, 2013 |
A few months back, a radio show contacted BUST to ask if one of our staffers would be interested in going on air to discuss misogyny in the James Bond series. A loud cricket noise echoed throughout the office—nobody had watched more than one or two of the flicks. That is, nobody but me. See, I’ve watched nearly every James Bond movie ever made, aside from some of the ones during the Roger Moore years (thumbs-down, no thank you). I’ve also ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Movies on Sep 26, 2013 |
In case you’ve been in hiding in a cabin in the mountains, you know that there have been films made based on Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy. Vanity Fair released new photos featuring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Helmsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin, each dressed in attire from the second movie in the series, Catching Fire.Can we talk about how great the cast looks in the promo ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Jul 24, 2013 |
That's right, our favorite charming heroine of Hollywood has now surpassed Miss Bella herself. Stewart was raking in the dough between May 2011 and May 2012, boasting $34.5 million that year alone. This past year, though, between May of 2012 and 2013, she dropped to $22 million.
Meanwhile, Jen Law gained a whopping $26 million between June 2012 to June 2013, thanks to the epic Hunger Games blockbuster. (P.S. Lionsgate paid her $1 milli for the movie ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in General on Feb 25, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence (AKA everyone’s fantasy BFF) spoke with the press after her Best Actress Oscar win and was, obviously, wonderful. Lawrence’s perpetual goofy sarcasm and flat refusal to engage in any media nonsense make her a favorite not just of the Academy, but of us all. Who else could trip up the stairs on the way to retrieve an Oscar and, by doing so, make us love her even more? Since her first Oscar nomination for Winter’s Bone, Lawrence's ... Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile in Movies on Feb 20, 2013 |
I’ve seen most of the nominated films, watched the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, and now the pressure is on for The Academy Awards on Sunday. This year’s nominees are filled with phenomenal women with diverse ages, looks, and levels of experience in the business.
The category that is perhaps the most conflicting for me is Best Actress. Who do we root for: 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, 86 year old Emmanuelle ... Read More