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The Coen Brothers are back with Hail, Caesar!, an homage to Old Hollywood. Set around a major Hollywood studio in the 1950s, the film has more plotlines than I can count on both hands, all centered around a busy, stressed-out studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who’s just trying to make it the day without sneaking a cigarette. Here are just a few problems that the fixer has to fix: The studio’s biggest star (George Clooney) goes missing right in the middle of filming a majorly expensive film, Hail, Ceasar: A Story Of The Christ (basically a Coen-ified Ben-Hur).
The public screams for joy over new Barbie are kind of nauseating when you think about it. I mean, I completely understand having Barbies representing every color of the rainbow — hell, there are a lot more they could do, but it's a start. But these tears of joy over a plastic doll, more than likely put together in shady situations, is such nonsense. It's a fraud, and we’re lying to ourselves if we think it's going to make a difference. Back in the '90s (Were you even alive back then? Ugh youth), they released dolls that had realistic shapes and guess what? Nobody bought them.
  How much would you pay to hush your accuser? Florida State University and Erica Kinsman settled on the figure of $950,000. And Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t have to pay a cent of that sum. Back in December of 2012, Winston allegedly raped Kinsman, a first-year pre-med student, after meeting and taking shots at a Tallahassee bar.
Sundance always finds such wonderfully powerful documentaries, and this year was no exception. There was considerable buzz about many of the docs showing, so I wasn’t surprised when SONITA, a film about a female rapper in conservative Iran, won the World Cinema Jury Prize and Weiner, the unprecedented inside look Anthony Weiner’s fall from grace, won the U.S Grand Jury Prize. It’s exciting that many of these films will be released out into the world soon. Here are a few reviews of documentary films that I was lucky enough to have seen while at Sundance this year.
Dumping toxic significant others and eating great snacks? Sounds like a productive night. In a new short film from Derek Lam that we’re excited to premiere, two ladies dump their other halves in a taxi on Crosby Street while rain pours outside and the smell of pizza fills the air.
For years, men on Internet message boards have been sharing revenge fantasies targeting the women who’ve rejected them. But what is motivating their repeated references to a violent “Beta Uprising,” and how dangerous are the guys who chat online about it? ON OCTOBER 1, 2015, in a scene that has become depressingly familiar, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and opened fire, killing nine people and injuring nine more. Like George Sodini, who killed three women and himself in an L.A.
Lucrecia Martel grew up in Salta, a northeastern province of Argentina, where her films are now often set. As a child, she planned to become a physicist.“But I started to have doubts about this career path and I enrolled in a series of programs for various careers: zoology, advertising, and art history—all in different provinces of Argentina. I was willing to travel anywhere, but I didn’t know exactly what I would end up studying. Finally, I decided to take a history course in my hometown, and think about what I wanted to do,” Martel said in an interview with BOMB magazine.
Sadly Roosh was not thrown in jail, he just pretended to be one time when his mommy took him on a fun field trip to a museum. In the most gratifying moment so far in 2016, outspoken internet douchebag Roosh V., a.k.a. that guy who wants to make rape legal and the self-proclaimed “King of Masculinity,” was found living at home in his mother’s basement. The misogynist creator of the infamous misogynist website Return of Kings called 911 after receiving death threats because he is a deplorable person.
Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcote, Lily James, Millie Brady, and Suki Waterhouse Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesWritten and directed by Burr SteersOut February 5 Almost seven years after Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, enjoyed its brief moment in the spotlight, the film adaptation has finally arrived. And the good news is—it’s a lot of fun.
I. W. Gregorio was working full-time as a urologist when the thought came to her: what if there was a young adult novel with a protagonist that wasn’t exclusively male or female, but instead, none of the above? That was the central driving force behind her YA novel, None of the Above (Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins 2015), which focuses on the identity struggle of main character Kristin Lattimer when she discovers she’s intersex. Specifically, Kristin has androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), which is one of the more than 30 conditions clustered under the umbrella term ‘intersex.
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