Jennifer Aniston

Flavorwire’s Guide to 2015 Summer Movies

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This Friday, just like the first weekend of every May since 2007, a new movie based on a Marvel comic book will open in thousands of theaters across the country, will make all the money, and will serve as the official starter pistol for summer movie season. And for many a seasoned moviegoer, that’s a cue for despair; after all, summer has become synonymous with big, bloated, stupid blockbusters of the Transformers school. And make no mistake, there’s plenty of those on the runway this season (how ya doin’, Terminator Genisys, it’s pretty funny that you’re actually going with that spelling). But don’t go into cinematic hibernation just yet; there’s also a steady stream of first-rate indie-flick counterprogramming on the runway, and some of the big movies actually sound pretty good. So, as a public service to you, the discerning moviegoer, we’ve assembled a month-by-month look at what might actually be worth your time and …Read More

So Bad, It’s Good: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Jennifer Aniston’s Secret Shame, ‘Leprechaun’

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Bad movies are not a simple matter. There are nearly as many categories of terrible movies as there are for great ones: there are films that are insultingly stupid (Batman & Robin), unintentionally funny (Birdemic), unintentionally, painfully unfunny (White Chicks), so bad they’re depressing (Transformers), and so on. But the most rewarding terrible movies are those we know as “so bad they’re good” — entertaining in their sheer incompetence, best braved in numbers, where the ham-fisted dramatics and tin-eared dialogue become fodder for years of random quotes and inside jokes. And in this spirit, Flavorwire brings you a special St. Patrick’s Day installment of our monthly So Bad It’s Good feature: the legendarily stupid 1993 “horror” “comedy,” Leprechaun.
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The 15 Golden Globes 2015 Moments Everyone Will Be Talking About

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The early theme of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards was one of diversity. Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey set a tone of irreverent feminist fun. Of course there were exceptions and dud moments — this is a Hollywood awards show, after all. But with heartfelt shout-outs to gay AIDS victims, rape survivors, civil rights activists, trans people, authentic women characters, and stars’ romantic partners of all stripes punctuating the night, it felt like the notoriously boozy telecast had, at least in some respects, finally caught up with its diverse …Read More

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in January

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Your film editor grew up in the Midwest, and as movie fan, the end of the year was always a frustrating time; there were all these reportedly great, Oscar-courting movies that everyone was talking about, but they’d only open in the major markets, taking clear until January (or later) to trickle down to the sticks. Now that I live in one of those major markets, I see the positive element of that pattern: It gave us good movies to see in January, instead of the dreck that Hollywood off-loads into that month’s dumping ground. But to be fair, I’m talking wide releases — now that the new year has begun, the indie distributors are back in full swing, so here are a few of the smaller January releases worth seeking out.
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Jennifer Aniston Is Just as Great as You’ve Heard in the Disappointingly Mediocre ‘Cake’

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Let it be said: Jennifer Aniston’s performance in Daniel Barnz’s Cake is fantastic. Just look at that punim above! It’s not just an Oscar-baiting punim, it’s the punim of an actor convincingly embodying a very pained character! Let it also be said: it shouldn’t be a surprise that Aniston’s performance would be fantastic — she killed it in Nicole Holofcener’s Friends With Money and Mike White’s The Good Girl. But finally, it must be said that Cake is not really good enough to pay attention to, and the only reason people most definitely will is because of that Aniston punim, which, while convincingly pained and convincingly scarred, remains trapped beneath the manipulative emotional anvils the movie drops.
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Feed the Trolls: Links You Need to See

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Trolling on the Internet is one of the world’s newest, most despicable forms of intellectual terrorism. For years, the frequenters of community Facebook pages, A.V. Club comments sections, and general interest message boards have futilely resisted the urge to react to invective spewed from the fingers of hateful trolls.
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