BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jun 17, 2014 |
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), thirty-something struggling actor, father, and husband, never really made the jump into adulthood. He spends his days auditioning for role after role, even though he hasn’t gotten a part since his role in the oft-mentioned ‘dandruff commercial’ of times past. When Aidan’s father (Mandy Patinkin) reports that his cancer has metastasized and he’s running out of time, Aidan finds himself confronted ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Movies on Jun 04, 2014 |
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Until now, ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Feminizzle on Jun 03, 2014 |
Summer is the perfect time for movie theater refuge. When your air-conditioning cruelly breaks in the middle of a heat wave, there is nothing better than fleeing to the movies to watch March of the Penguins (or was that just me?) However, The Wrap has revealed that out of 39 movies being released this summer, only one, Jupiter Down, is directed by a woman. Excuse me, CO-DIRECTED by a woman, Lana Wachowski with her brother, Andy.
In 2009, The New York ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Artsy on May 31, 2014 |
Don't start chatting her up--she won't respond. Not because she's busy hurrying to save the lives of the crew of a doomed space mission, but because she's made out of silicone.All Steve Scott's Behance profile says is, this is a "project of mine to see how closely I could imitate life." Scott is an artist and illustrator, but also a portrait sculptor, a model/prop maker, creature FX creator and mould maker. The silicone used to make Sigourney come to life is ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on May 08, 2014 |
In the thick of adulthood, high school memories can sometimes be a blur of crushes and slumber parties. But 27-year-old filmmaker Gia Coppola’s directorial debut (out May 9), based on James Franco’s book of short stories Palo Alto, is here to remind us of the darker aspects of being a teen—from drug experimentation and self-harm to ill-advised sexual encounters. Coppola isn’t much older than her film’s ... Read More
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 Elle Brosh in Movies on Mar 07, 2014 |
Wes Anderson's newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, came out today and I don't know about you, but all of those luscious color schemes made me want to re-watch his entire film canon and... eat. Well people, we're in luck because Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn is holding a, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" FILM FEAST on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:15pm.
What is this you may ask? Well, NiteHawk Cinema is famous for serving food and drinks in their theaters, and I ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Jan 15, 2014 |
The rumors are true-mors. Finally, after nine years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally got their act together and decided to bring back Ellen DeGeneres to host the 80th Academy Awards which will broadest live on Sunday, March 2.Since I have apparently been living under a rock for the few months, I was surprised (as I hope some of you were, or else this post is redundant) by the new promo pics for the 2014 Oscars showing DeGeneres ... 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
Looking to embark on a beautifully dark science fiction journey with an amazing and brave female protagonist? We sure are! Luckily, we can get excited about the upcoming Divergent, the March 2014 film adapted from the beloved Veronica Roth novel. The film stars our remarkable and enchanting February/March BUST cover girl Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, a unique young women thrust into the dark underbelly of her dystopian futuristic society. This ... Read More