After Jane Fonda announced at a recent Netflix press conference that she and Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin were paid …Read More
It would do Grace and Frankie a massive disservice to make this review a list of Transparent comparisons, but the similarities are obvious, so let’s get them out of the way. Like Transparent, Grace and Frankie is the Los Angeles-set story of late-in-life change and its effect on loved ones; like Transparent, it’s a show that’s difficult to see happening before the current decade’s “prestige streaming” boom. The creation of two ’90s sitcom alumni, Grace and Frankie is both more emotionally complex than the average laugh-track show and sunnier than the typical cable dramedy — a perfect fit, in other words, for the home of material like Kimmy Schmidt, an NBC sitcom that happens to be too dark for …Read More
Sixty years ago today, Marilyn Monroe stepped on a subway grate and made movie history. She was shooting a film called The Seven-Year Itch in New York City, and the image of her on the grate, the train passing underneath blowing up her skirt, would become one of the most iconic in all of cinema. To commemorate that magic movie moment, we’ve gathered behind-the-scenes tales of that and nine other classic movie scenes. (We didn’t include Raiders. Harrison Ford shot the guy with the sword instead of fighting him because he had the trots. We’re assuming you knew that one.)
The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, David Duchovny hunts Charles Manson, Martin Sheen hunts Moby Dick, and Rake hunts for a new time slot.
Good news for cinephiles: the kind folks at Criterion were kind enough to restore and release (on DVD and Blu-ray, along with the expected goody basket of bonus features) Terrence Malick’s Badlands, which is out this week. It’s mostly notable as Malick’s debut feature, but it was also a cornerstone picture of one of cinema’s most durable subgenres: the “lovers on the run” movie, in which an attractive young couple hits the road, fleeing their unfortunate crimes (and/or committing more), with the law in hot pursuit. If you’re in the mood for a marathon, we’ve got a few suggestions after the jump.