By most reasonable standards, Dirty Dancing is a terrible movie: a dopey, cliché-ridden, anachronistic, woefully predictable across-the-tracks romance. …Read More
When Grandma hits theaters tomorrow, audiences will be treated to the best, and possibly the second-ever “abortion comedy” in popular (or semi-popular) entertainment history. The film follows Lily Tomlin and her granddaughter, played by Julia Garner, as they take a road trip to find money to pay for an abortion.
Perhaps the most excruciating experience of growing up is being stuck in a remote summer camp, away from the comforts of home and being tormented by a bully, whether that person is a fellow camper or even a camp counselor taking advantage of a superiority complex. And if there’s one thing that the summer camp genre gets right, it’s the camp douchebag: the kind of person who, away from home, is determined to re-brand him or herself as Hot Shit by making life miserable for everyone else. As we head into summer camp season, let’s celebrate — or rather, rally against — the douchebags who have generally received their due thanks to the fantasy of cinema.
The Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, Germany is quashing fears of retirement as sedentary and of company calendars as soporifically laden with floral or sea-mammal imagery. The home has released its 2014 calendar (spotted via Gawker), which features its residents as characters in epochal films. If you were at any point unsure of the fates of the Rockies, Sally Bowleses, Bonds, or Poppinses, take a peek here into their flourishing (if scenically unchanged) later years, and rest assured that they’re having a grand old time.
It takes a special man to re-create famous romantic movie scenes with a dog and not come off totally creepy. Redditor mmsspp has a soft spot for his boss’ dog, Wrigley. Inspired by the adorable canine companion, he decided to pose with the pup for hilarious snapshots that recall some of cinema’s mushier moments. The upside-down make out sesh in Spider-Man? Check. That manly embrace in Brokeback Mountain? Oh yes. See more hilarious odes to movie love from man and dog, which we first saw on Daily Dot, in our gallery.
If you hadn’t noticed, Flavorwire isn’t just your home for cultural criticism and commentary; we’re also your online travel agent for pop pilgrimages. After the enthusiastic responses to our lists of must-see literary and music places, it seemed only appropriate to compile a similar guide to film places of note: museums, tours, theaters, but most of all the locations where your favorite movies were …Read More
‘Tis the season for adapting movies into television shows: A&E made a big splash with its Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, NBC has its Hannibal Lecter series Hannibal on deck for an April 4 debut, and Amazon has just announced its order for a pilot episode of Zombieland, based on the 2009 Jesse Eisenberg/Woody Harrelson movie. With all this activity stewing in the movie-to-TV pipeline, let’s not forget one important fact: with only a few exceptions, most TV shows based on motion pictures sink without a trace. Don’t believe us? Here are ten movie-to-TV adaptations that you probably didn’t know …Read More