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Okay, so here's a movie pitch for you: Take a group of mismatched friends, send them out for an evening of drunken revelry and then watch the hilarity ensue when they try to figure out just what the heck they did. Guaranteed hit, right?
But we're not describing the plot of "The Hangover" — we're actually describing the plot of the upcoming teen comedy "21 and Over," which is basically exactly like "The Hangover" except, you know, with college students in it.
"21 and Over" is hardly the first film to blantly remake another movie, book or play for a teenage crowd; it's actually a longstanding tradition in Hollywood. So in honor of "21 and Over's" brazen replication, here's a closer look at it and six other films like it. Get More »
In the UK, redheads or "gingers," once considered evil demonic spawn, are regularly insulted and abused. But we in America have a long-standing love affair with strawberry locks, so much so that many blondes and brunettes have dyed their hair to become famous fiery redheads, a la Lucille Ball, Nicole Kidman and Emma Stone.
In honor of Pixar's new "Brave" heroine Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), we've assembled our list of favorite cinematic gingers -- and by that we mean the characters were redheads, not necessarily the actors. Yes, they're all ladies, but we'd love it if more actors like Damian Lewis, Michael Fassbender and Kevin McKidd let their ginger flags fly high. Rupert Grint can't be the only one to represent, guys. Get More »
Dads are good guys. They put together our complicated toys, they taught us to drive, and they took us camping. But we've always considered him to be a total dork, or the big bad guy who Mom would call on to deliver the harshest punishments.
We wanted a father who was more like ones in movies. Why didn't we have a dad who built a magical baseball field, was fabulously wealthy, and who greeted crises with jokes, hugs, or lethal force instead of groundings?
We know our dads were cool, always there for us, and making us better people. We love them dearly. But in honor of Father's Day, here are 13 movie dads we still find ourselves admiring for their humor, cuddliness, special talents, and in some cases, bank vaults full of money. Get More »
In the historical rom-com "Hysteria," a progressive new doctor (Hugh Dancy) joins a respected women's physician (Jonathan Pryce) who specializes in curing the female condition of hysteria through manual stimulation. Naturally, the revolutionary treatment is so popular with upper-crust Victorian ladies that the poor young doc develops repetitive stress, leaving him unable to perform his professional duties until his inventor pal (Rupert Everett) develops an electric stimulator that does the job much more efficiently.
But "Hysteria" is far from the first film to highlight a lady's electric best friend. While the topic isn't exactly common, there are plenty of mainstream comedies that include some memorably good vibrations. Sorry, fellas, but we kept the users strictly female. Get More »
We love our mothers. We wouldn't be here without them. As the years tick by, we become grateful for all the stuff that Mom bugged us about at the time – eating our vegetables, not sitting too close to the television, wearing warm clothes, paying attention in school, etc.
But sometimes, we wish our moms were a little cooler, and more like the ones we see in movies. Our moms grounded us for calling people names and wouldn't let us go to concerts. Movie moms fought killer robots, let their sons tour with rock bands... Our moms freaked out if we got home late, but movie moms are just glad you survived your fight with an evil wizard or supervillain. Get More »
In the world of movie awards, comedy gets the short end of the stick. "Serious" performances win Oscars, whereas comedy is just dumb entertainment, right?
But comedians deserve more credit, because making people laugh isn't as easy as it looks. (If it were, we'd never get a parking ticket or pay for a drink again.) And when we're sick or in a bad mood, what do we want to watch? A comedy, that's what. Get More »
Who says there are no interesting roles for women anymore?
The nominees for this year's MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance acted in movies of all genres, from comedy to fantasy to drama to horror/thriller. They performed magic spells, sprouted feathers, lied about their sexual and romantic lives, fell in love with vampires.
And they didn't just hold their own against the boys -- some of them carried the movies entirely on their shoulders. Chicks rule! Check out the lovely and talented nominees for Best Female Performance. Get More »
This just in: Girls are horrible and we secretly hate each other. We're selfish, back-stabbing and can't keep ourselves from stealing boyfriends to save our lives.
According to the movies, anyway.
Anyone who is a real girl (or likes a real girl) knows these single-note portrayals of women in movies -- a disproportionate number of which star Kate Hudson -- oversimplify lame chestnuts about the way girls interact.
We can admit when movies hit their mark ("Mean Girls," "Bridesmaids, etc.) But for every movie that tells us the ugly truth, there are a handful that get it so insultingly wrong.
Let's look at a few recent, egregious examples of Hollywood bitch-slapping femininity for the sake of ticket sales. Get More »
Everyone has their own personal favorite genre, but comedy is arguably the most universal. Have you ever met someone who's said, "I don't like to laugh"? Neither have we.
The past decade has seen filmmakers like Adam McKay and Judd Apatow rise from obscurity onto the A-list, while actors like Seth Rogen and Zach Galifianakis have gone from esoteric television shows to big-budget movies.
But enough talk. Read. Argue. Yell at us. You can debate the order of these films all you want, but you can't deny the humor of any of them. Get More »
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced nominees for its 22nd Annual Media Awards, which honor movies and TV shows (among a slew of other media properties) that offer fair and inclusive representations of the gay community.
Not surprisingly, "The Kids Are All Right" tops the list of film nominees. This quick-witted lesbian family drama has already snapped up the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and looks like it's well on its way to pocketing some more major wins before awards season is through. Get More »