Early in the year 1989, the comic book blockbuster didn’t really exist yet. While 1978’s Superman was an extraordinarily successful film that launched the modern comic book movie, its success could be considered relatively modest in the grand scheme of the superhero genre. By the summer of ’89, that was about to change, because a character that most people had written off as campy, comedic, and dubious in the… Continue reading Comics on Film: 25 Years Ago, Tim Burton's 'Batman' Changed Superhero Movies Forever
You hear a lot of bad things about how movies influence people – violent films inspire school shootings and the like – so it’s always sweet when we can provide proof of the opposite. The following video does just that. Get your tissues ready because it’s about to get a little dusty in here.
Musharaf Asghar attends school at the Thornhill Academy in England. He appears… Continue reading Watch This Teacher Use 'The King's Speech' to Change One Student's Life Forever
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Ever since No Doubt’s “Just A Girl” video debuted in 1995, Gwen Stefani‘s signature red lip has been emulated by fashionistas everywhere. But the inspiration behind the look wasn’t the star’s idea — it came from someone older and wiser: her grandmother.
Thinking back to her high school years, when her grandmother gave her a tube of… Continue reading How Gwen Stefani’s Grandma Forever Changed Her Style
The Sundance Film Festival is off and running — something you certainly know if you follow any number of attending film writers on Twitter — but which film will be the first to score a big acquisition deal? Perhaps “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the Rashida Jones co-written, co-led dramedy about a pair of high school sweethearts (Jones and Andy Samberg) going through a divorce, but trying to remain friends.
After premiering… Continue reading 'Celeste And Jesse Forever': Sundance Film Festival's First Breakout Hit?
Provocative filmmaker Lars von Trier is vowing to keep quiet for good after allegedly encouraging war crimes. The infamous statement that has already gotten him banned from the Cannes Film Festival, in which the director of Breaking the Waves and the upcoming Melancholia claimed to understand and sympathize with Hitler “a bit,” continues to be a huge mistake with unexpected ramifications. From a statement von Trier sent out today, via The… Continue reading The Conversation: Should Lars von Trier Shut Up Forever?