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A picture is worth a thousand words, but an infographic speaks for itself.  A new series of graphs demonstrates a point we already knew, but hadn't thought to illustrate: In Hollywood, it's fine and dandy for leading men to grow older, but not leading ladies. There is a huge bias towards older men/younger women in casting. Although there are a few exceptions to the rule, (like Geena Davis and Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise or Katherine Keener and Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin) most of the graphs show a much younger woman being paired with an older man. Read More
Can’t wait until Sunday for the next Mad Men? Well, hurry on over to the Cinema Village Theatre tonight or tomorrow to catch the documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. This thrilling biography covers the life and work of one of American photography's all-time greats, known for capturing the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Stanley Kubrick's film. Stern's work on Madison Avenue helped shape the state of modern advertising, which earned him the credit of original "Mad Man. Read More
Fractured fairy tales have dominated this year’s box office, but most of the stories are pretty far removed from the real world. Enter The Brass Teapot, a topical spin on this formula that follows neither witch hunters nor giant slayers, but a couple of broke kids. Married protagonists Alice (Juno Temple) and John (Michael Angarano) find a shady solution to their debt in a teapot that responds to pain by filling itself with cash. It’s not long before the two use sadomasochism, body modification, and plenty of slapstick to amass themselves a fortune. Read More
Today it was announced that everyone's favorite talk show host, Ellen Degeneres, will act as leading lady/fish in the upcoming sequel to Finding Nemo. The comedienne will continue to make us LOL effortlessly by voicing the lovable Dory in Finding Dory. The little Blue Tang will be searching for her family along the California coast about a year after Finding Nemo ended in 2003. You can expect to catch the funniest fish with short-term memory loss returning to the big screen on November 25th, 2015. Read More
OMG! Les Misérables is available on DVD, Blueray, and in a Two-Disc Combo Pack! Take a sigh of relief-- now you can sing along to every word without annoying everyone around you! Just be sure you warn your roommate(s) to get out of the house for like 9 hours if they are not fans of:  1) musicals 2) the sound of your tears 3) Russell Crowe We clearly love Les Misérables around here, and this Screen Junkies remake of the trailer had us laughing too hard not to share. Read More
I’ve been a sucker for soul band creation tales ever since The Commitments wailed its way into my heart, so I was already predisposed to love The Sapphires. The film, by director Wayne Blair, tells the very-close-to-true story of four young Australian Aboriginal women with killer pipes and big dreams. Sisters Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) were raised on a reserve, and grew up singing country hits together. Read More
With two of Hollywood’s most consistently funny and charming actors topping the bill, a fitting subtitle for Admission could have been “Oh My God, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd: I Love Them!” Fey stars as Portia, a strait-laced admissions officer at Princeton University whose uneventful life is intruded upon by her former classmate John (Rudd), a well-meaning high school teacher. John wants to introduce Portia to his student Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), who he believes would make a great addition to Princeton. Unfortunately, Jeremiah is far from Princeton material. Read More
Normally movies with exceedingly long shots, a drab color palette, and no soundtrack can be tough to get through. But if the stakes are high enough, this approach can actually be engaging. Exhibit A: Romania’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Beyond the Hills—a story of two friends separated by faith. When Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives at the Romanian monastery where novice nun Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) resides, she tries to convince her pal to flee with her to Germany. Read More
The movie version of Les Misérables was arguably the most talked-about release of the season. The awards! The barricades! The weeping! The screlting! Anne Hathaway's new do! If you haven't had a chance to see this epic movie (or if you've already seen it and love it), now's your chance to win a free DVD. To win your very own copy, please do the following: 1. Comment below with your favorite movie musical. (Singin' in the Rain, anyone?) 2. Send your commenter name, as well as your full name and address, to Read More
Upside Down, from writer and director Juan Diego Solanas, depicts the love story of Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst): a couple separated by not only wealth and class differences, but physical gravities that pull in opposite directions. In this fantastical universe, they live on separate planets, which orbit one another. Eden, coming from a world of privilege, and Adam, from a world of poverty, meet as teenagers at the gravity barrier and fall in love. Read More