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If you are a human with access to the internet, you are probably aware that Magic Mike premiered this weekend. You are probably also aware that it involved mostly naked men, several of whom are very, very good-looking, and one of whom is a very excellent dancer. But here's the thing--did you also know that there's a thing called pornography? Because that exists, too, and if you're into naked dudes, you should probably just watch that instead.  Never in my life have I seen so many women lined up to see a movie--and this is coming from someone who has seen every Twilight film at midnight. Read More
Animated movies usually revolve around cute talking animals and macho heroes, but lately, ladies seem to be taking over the genre. Brave knocked fellow animated film Madagascar 3 off its pedestal at the top of box office last week--the former earned $66.3 million in the USA alone. This week, the international trailer for Epic (the 2013 animated flick from the creators of Ice Age) was released, and it looks like the movie may live up to its title. Read More
You may already know that beloved essayist, author, journalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday night of leukemia. She was 71 years old.  Ephron died a three-time Academy Award nominee for the films "Silkwood," ''When Harry Met Sally ..." and "Sleepless in Seattle." She was the boss in two very male dominated fields of her time: journalism and film. A graduate of Wellsley College, she was determined to become a journalist, and caught her big break during a writer's strike. She would go on to write for five years, landing bylines in the New York Times and Esquire. Read More
If you've ever been on the internet or watched TV past 10 PM, you know there are sexy, hot singles in your area just itching to talk to you...for a price. Have you ever wondered who the person on the other end of the advertisement is? Are they actually hot or sexy? Are they even single? Are they robots?   According to the new hilarious movie For a Good Time, Call... out in September, they are indeed hot, but sometimes reluctant. Read More
Most people can recognize Shirley Temple’s iconic bouncy curls and probably even sing a few lines of some of her most famous tunes (“Animal Crackers in My Soup,” anyone?) But before Shirley Temple took the movie industry by storm as a dimple-faced kid in the 1930s, there was another child star who tugged on America's heartstrings. Baby Peggy was a mere 19 months old in 1920 when she appeared in her first short film. Read More
Ever since cinema-going first became a popular pastime in the early 20th century, films have given their viewers a way to escape from the banalities and tribulations of everyday life. But, as our everyday lives move further and further away from reality (hello, makeover TV shows, social networking, and airbrushed everything), it’s often refreshing to see a movie that speaks to the real-life struggles and experiences of women in this very moment. Enter director Joshua Moore, actor Alexandra Clayton, and their feature film collaboration I Think It’s Raining. Read More
No matter what you spent your weekend doing, chances are, reddit user haissam93 spent his time a little more wisely. Over the weekend, he and his sister posted pictures of their cat acting out scenes from famous movies and we've been assured that their feline friend “hated every minute of it.” Check out these recreated images from American Beauty, Psycho, Titanic, and The Shining:   "It's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world." -American Beauty "A boy's best friend is his mother. Read More
Whether you roll your eyes whenever your mom urges you to “just give it a chance,” or you’ve recently gotten “Christian Grey” tattooed to your left breast, chances are you’ve at least heard of the recent erotic phenomena known as Fifty Shades of Grey. Now that we’ve established the fact that you don’t live under a rock, I think it’s safe to assume you may have heard of Bret Easton Ellis as well, author of such harrowing works as American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction (If not, it’s called Google, people!). Read More
By Lainna Fader Drew Denny is a master of laughing through tears. As she sat on my couch last month recounting her father’s last days before succumbing to pancreatic cancer and other painful memories from her childhood, she had the biggest smile on her face. That’s just how Denny operates—when given the choice to laugh or cry, she chooses to laugh. Read More
By Nadia Chaudhury Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl moves in with boy, boy proposes to girl, girl and boy plan wedding, boy dumps girl, girl attempts to find self. This isn’t your typical romantic comedy, where everything works out perfectly. This is Lola Versus. Helmed by director-writer Daryl Wein and his writing partner/significant other Zoe Lister-Jones, the New York-based Lola Versus positions itself as the raw and realistic antidote to the multitudes of shiny romantic-comedies that invade theaters. Read More