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Tag Archive | "Movies"

Re-Casting the Breakfast Club for 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Did you know that this week is the thirtieth anniversary of the Saturday detention in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club? Thirty freakin’ years! Man, we’re old. Not only do we know the entire movie by heart, we could even recite for you the differences between the original theater version and the dubbed-for-TV version (wherein [...]

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Everyone You’ve Ever Dated, By 2014 Oscar-Nominated Roles

Friday, February 28, 2014

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Did you get a weird sense of deja vu while Oscar-cramming all the movies before Sunday’s big awards show? It’s not just because you can chart your dating style based on the Oscar-nominated movies (as we explained last week) — it’s because this year’s crop of best acting nominees, in the lead and supporting roles, [...]

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Your Dating Style, According to 2014′s Oscar-Nominated Movies

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Last week we dished up sex and dating wisdom¬†from Matthew McConaughey, according to the various characters he’s played over the years — from Dazed and Confused all the way through to True Detective. This week we’re going to let you figure out your love/sex/dating style, according to which is your favorite Oscar-nominated movie of the [...]

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Sex and Dating Advice from Matthew McConaughey

Friday, February 21, 2014

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Matthew McConaughey has reinvented himself as a Serious Actor, launching himself out of the chick flick ghetto (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past¬†et al) and into Oscar-nominated territory with Important Movies like Dallas Buyers’ Club. But what we want to know is, how has his characters’ approach to [...]

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10 Problems with the Sex Scenes in “Captain Phillips”

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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1. We know that when a movie is literally swimming in strong female roles, it’s tempting to include gratuitous lesbian sex scenes, but we simply didn’t feel they added much to the story. 2. Okay, okay, we get it. Sailors stranded at sea masturbate. A lot. But did we really need the close-up on that [...]

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New Movie Encourages Open Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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There’s a new movie set to come out in 2014 starring Minnie Driver called “Return to Zero,” about a successful couple who lose their first child in utero. Its award-winning writer/producer/director, Sean Hanish, has teamed up with ReconceivingLoss.com to help break the silence surrounding the topic, calling for submissions of stories, essays, poems and other [...]

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10 Thoughts on The Wolf of Wall Street

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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photo via IMDB 1. Not since Requiem for a Dream have drugs looked so unfun. 2. This was billed as a black comedy. Which part was supposed to be funny, again? 3. Okay, so the part where Jonah Hill whips out his (prosthetic) dong in the middle of a party and starts jacking off to [...]

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Which Disney Princess Are You? (Em & Lo Style)

Monday, January 27, 2014

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Results from the Zimbio quiz “Which Disney Princess Are You?” have been popping up in our Facebook feed this week. Most of them are as saccharine and subtly sexist as the Disney movies themselves: They’re just begging for a more honest edit, with a little tough love thrown in — one that reflects the disturbing [...]

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Do Naked Images Always Lead to Objectification?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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The stars and director of Blue Is the Warmest Color; photo via IMDB.com A lot of the commentary about the new film Blue Is the Warmest Color — in particular, its steamy lesbian sex scenes — has focused on the issue of objectification. The director of the movie is male, and many reviewers — both [...]

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Get Mortified: How to Celebrate Your Awkward Teen Years

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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One of the most moving moments in the new documentary Mortified Nation — based on the popular and hilarious¬†Mortified live show¬†that has been staged across the country — is when a participant talks about how teens just want to be heard. They don’t necessarily need to feel understood — especially by adults — but they [...]

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