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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 »
For women, breaking into comedy is a tough enough nut to crack without the chauvinistic "women aren't funny" comments. Not only is it not true, but with a male-dominated writers' field in Hollywood (73 percent of the WGA's film writers are men) it's only too clear that if women aren't funny on-screen, it's probably because the only funny thing they had to do in the script was fall down and go boom boom.
The widely accepted paradigm in movies (not to mention TV) is having an out-of-shape or mildly attractive but funny husband and his hot, not-as-funny wife. And it's getting stale, baby. In order for a woman to go against that grain takes massive ovaries, the ability to generate her own material, and absolutely no fear of looking stupid. Get More »
Don't you worry, citizens of Durham. Colin Firth will save your town!
The "King's Speech" star headlines what appears to be the most earnest-looking drama in quite some time, swooping into "Main Street" with a plan to save a small southern town from economic and social collapse.
The ensemble includes Orlando Bloom as the policeman in love with Amber Tamblyn, who's dodging the advances of her creepo boss (Andrew McCarthy, who looks like he's barely aged a day since "Less Than Zero"). Patricia Clarkson and Ellen Burstyn (of course those two are in this movie!) are on hand to provide low-key wit and sass. Get More »