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Thanks to this site, it’s getting easier to find out whether or not movies pass the Bechdel test. If you’re not familiar with it already, the test simply asks whether a movie has two female characters who talk to each other at least once about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised how many of your favorites fail (A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolph…) But in the Christmas spirit, let’s focus on ... Read More
Last week, Sean Hannity went on his show on Fox News to discuss the meeting between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and rapper/mogul/husband to Beyonce, Jay Z. Strangely enough, Hannity doesn’t introduce Jay Z how we would best know him, but as “A guy that admits that he sold crack and was a drug dealer and actually shot somebody." Luckily, Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams exist to call out Hannity on his bullshit — and they did just that in last ... Read More
Whether it’s a carton of chocolate ice cream at 2am or instant oatmeal from a coffee mug before work, we’ve all been there. Either we're too busy or too lazy to bring our dish of leftover Thai fried rice from the kitchen to the couch. Instead, we fumble and flail around our tiny kitchens forking at our lukewarm spaghetti, and the only thing you’re doing that resembles manners is sticking your chin out over the sink to avoid getting marinara sauce ... Read More
To begin, she forgets the word “lexicon.” Renowned linguistics professor, wife, and mother of three grown children, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) grapples with losing her words to the cruel chaos of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. Still Alice, poised to be a brutal exposition, and an Oscar vehicle for Moore, is polished but forgettable. The Howland family dynamics remain superficial whether fault lies in the acting, script, or characters themselves. ... Read More
Pals Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are back with a special holiday edition of their monthly stand-up show, Blaria LIVE!, this Sunday, December 14, at Littlefield performance space in Brooklyn, NYC. Get yourselves some tickets here! Yep, these are the lovely ladies responsible for this Girlfriend Intervention parody: And this penis portrait studio spoof: At last month’s LIVE! show, Phoebe promised us more videos, so we have our fingers ... Read More
Athena Film Festival, to be held February 5-8 at Barnard College in Manhattan, has already announced their 2015 honorees: director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), HBO documentary president Sheila Nevins, and Oscar-winning producer and Women in Film president Cathy Shulman, will be celebrated for their leadership and creative accomplishments. The festival, now in its fifth year, shows off all the hard work of wicked cool ... Read More
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a ... Read More
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” has been named as the opening film for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary follows the life of artist and activist Nina Simone, and is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World). It will air as part of Netflix’s original programming and be available for streaming in 2015. Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary Programming on ... Read More
Miranda July has teamed up with BFF Carrie Brownstein to explain the update to Somebody (available for iPhone and Android), which ( in case you've been living under a rock ) is Miranda's app curated to connect strangers.  Ready for some cute? Click on down.    Somebody user Carrie Brownstein asks some questions you might have about the new version from Miranda July on ... Read More
  The Susan Sontag documentary we've all been anticipating will be available on HBO, HBOGO, and HBO ON DEMAND starting Monday December 8. Regarding Susan Sontag, directed by Nancy Kates, follows the feminist icon's personal life and career as she emerges as one of the most influential political critics, outspoken advocates for human rights, and all around badass women of the 20th century. Here's the trailer: Check out the whole story ... Read More
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