Tag Archives: Never Been Kissed
It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Don't deny it; you feel it too. All of this frilly lovey-doveyness just makes you want to grab a box of chocolates and a glass of wine and hang out with a good rom-com DVD (you didn't think we were going to say a person, did you?). The mythical pull of the rom-com is amazing, enthralling. They always solve their problems and end up happy in the end!
But wait. Take a closer look at the plot the next time you're watching your beloved chick flick — there are usually at least nine "endearing misunderstandings" and "charming half-truths" involved in a typical boy-meets-girl-eventually-they-make-out movie. Schemes! Plots! But it always turns out ok!
Would that happen in real life?
Here at NextMovie, we walk the streets with a can of Mace in one hand and sharpened nails on the other (and type one-handed when we're not walking the streets, because we just got our nails did), on the lookout for handsome yet hapless leading men veering too close to obsession for our tastes. After all, you never know when someone will go from liking how soft your skin is to wanting to wear your skin. What that in mind, we revisited five of our favorite rom-coms to analyze: Is this actually romantic, or should we be reaching for our panic buttons? Get More »
Remember old episodes of "Scooby Doo," where they'd rip off a monster mask to reveal a villain — only to rip off another mask and reveal the real culprit underneath? It defies logic — first of all, where did they find such lifelike masks of Old Mr. Jenkins, the carnival owner?
Logistic issues aside, those were our favorite episodes. There's an inherent charm of people dressed as people dressed as other people that's still pretty funny to us as adults. Jim Carrey? Great. Jim Carrey in "Yes Man?" Terrific.
Jim Carrey dressed as his "Yes Man" character who's dressed as Harry Potter? Phenomenal.
So let's take a look at some more actors — including the stars of this weekend's "Fun Size" — dressed as characters dressed in their costume finery. Happy Halloween!
Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher." And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.
If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.
Originally published June 20, 2011.
The casting director of "Never Been Kissed" had an excellent eye for young talent. You might remember Marley Shelton, Leelee Sobieski and Jessica Alba in their early (but notable) roles.
But do you remember Oscar nominee/host James Franco lurking in the background?
Thank you, word mashers, for finally giving us the perfect adjective to describe one of our favorite actresses.
Whether she's a pig-tailed moppet freaking out about an alien sighting or pretending to be a cool teen while scoping out a story as an undercover reporter, Drew Barrymore can't help but be the most adorkable actress on the big screen. Get More »