We’re never ones to turn down the opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes of our favorite films. Sometimes the images mess with your mind, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. When we spotted these awesome stills from various horror films on website theager, we had to share them with you. It even inspired us to go digging for a few of our own picks. Check out some hilarious shots of terrifying movie baddies goofing around and other photos that reveal how directors made the spooky magic happen. Skip past the break for more unexpected moments on horror film sets. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we spotted Halloween costume ideas inspired by real-life characters on TLC. We listened to the best divorce albums of all time. We shopped for things we couldn’t afford thanks to young celebrity ad campaigns. We read a case against buying an iPad Mini. We… Read More
As Halloween draws near, you’ll undoubtedly see dozens of lists analyzing the scariest, goriest, and even the funniest of horror films. Nostalgia surrounding the spooky holiday conjures a breathless excitement to seek and share the movies that toy with our deep-seated fears. If you’re new to the horror genre, we don’t want you to feel left out of the fun. We’ve created a list of 50 essential films that will educate and entertain you all month long. Each week, we’ll be counting down to number one and exploring a breadth of titles. Whether you’re looking for a creepy tale to watch on Halloween night, or you’re interested in honing your horror knowledge, check out the second installment in our must-see movies below. Then, catch up with parts one and two. Continue to part four and the top ten. … Read More
We took it as a pretty good sign when Fox Searchlight bumped Hitchcock up into a prime fall awards season spot. Now that we’ve seen the first trailer for Sacha Gervasi’s biopic, which is set during the period when the legendary director struggled to get Psycho made, we’re betting that the stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins (as Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as his wife Alma Reville) played a huge part in the studio’s decision. The onscreen chemistry between the two of them is almost enough to completely overshadow Scarlett Johansson’s turn as Janet Leigh — until we get to the behind-the-scenes look at the classic shower scene. If nothing else, the film is sure to be nominated for the incredible makeup job that they’ve done on Hopkins, who is completely transformed here (not to mention, much more believable in the role than Toby Jones). Hitchcock, which makes its world premiere at the AFI Fest next month, hits theaters nationwide on November 23rd. Take a look at the trailer, and let us know in the comments if you’re as excited to see this one as we are! … Read More
1. Surprise! Just when you got used to the idea of Community (and Whitney, whatever) moving to Fridays, NBC has decided the shows won’t premiere next Friday, October 19th. The decision was reportedly due to a lack of marketing resources. And while Community fans may fear the worst every time our show hits a snag,… Read More
Becoming Jane and Kinky Boots director Julian Jarrold will see the HBO premiere of his new work depicting the strange relationship Alfred Hitchcock had with on-screen muse, Tippi Hedren. The Girl dramatizes the experience that a young Hedren had working with the British director during The Birds and Marnie. Earlier this month, the actress and former model told press that the famed filmmaker “ruined [her] career, but he didn’t ruin [her] life.” Hitch’s controlling behavior isn’t one of cinema’s secrets, and Hedren endured his obsessive schemes for years. He kept her under contract so she couldn’t work with others, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A teaser clip for the upcoming story, which we spotted at THR, introduces a “saga of unwanted sexual advances, harassment and blacklisting that went on behind-the-scenes.” Toby Jones takes on the role of Hitch, and Hedren — played by Sienna Miller in the new movie — found the transformation striking. “I have to say that when I first heard Toby’s [Jones] voice as Alfred Hitchcock, my body just froze,” she confessed. See Jones and Miller as one of cinema’s most famous collaborators in the video past the break. The Girl premieres on October 20. … Read More
Today’s excruciating weather seems like a fitting tribute to the film everyone loves to hate-watch in the summer: Jaws. We say hate with a grain of salt, obviously, because the tale about a great white terrorizing an island community is one of cinema’s greatest hot weather movies — tapping into our universal fears like few can.
Steven Spielberg’s second feature film — which set the standard for summer movie blockbusters and is essentially an updating of Melville’s Moby Dick, based on Peter Benchley’s novel — first hit theaters today in 1975. For a film that’s almost 40 years old, Jaws is just as suspenseful and unnerving now as it was back then. Spielberg’s horrific shark Bruce is surprisingly scarier than most CGI monsters currently packing theaters.
With shark-filled beaches in mind, let’s take a look back at other movies that make us cringe when the temperatures rise. Tell us about the films that get your vote below. … Read More
When we saw Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen’s paper pop-up books on Booooooom, we instantly fell in love. The minimal design and simplicity of action recalled our childhood, when craftily constructed stories sprung to life. It was a magical first encounter with animation and one we can happily relive until we’re old and gray. Lucky for us, playful pop-ups are being marketed for adult readers more frequently, and we’ve chosen a few incredibly designed books to share with you past the break. Some can be purchased and others simply admired — the handiwork of artists who similarly view the 3D books with childlike wonder. See more amazing pop-ups below.
People have shared the first image of Hitchcock star Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director with the famously rotund profile — and it’s impressive. The film — formerly known as Alfred Hitchock and the Making of Psycho (and thank goodness they changed that title) — chronicles the making of the classic horror movie… Read More
Gallery 1988 — purveyors of all things pop culture — is hosting a gathering full of gallows humor and shadowy mayhem. The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, is the subject of the California gallery’s latest exhibit, which features over 100 artists paying tribute to one of cinema’s most iconic directors. Suspense & Gallows Humor: A Tribute to the All-Time Greatest focuses on the pioneering filmmaker’s psychological thrillers and twisted tales of terror — including Psycho, North by Northwest, The Birds, and more.
Appropriately, the exhibit opens at Gallery 1988 Venice in Santa Monica on Friday, April 13 (from 7-10pm). If you survive the evening (this is Hitchcock we’re talking about) you can revisit the show, which remains on display until May 5. … Read More