The first batch of mainstream films about dating, romance, and seeking connection on the Internet – think ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ ‘Must Love Dogs,’ and even ‘Euro Trip’ – didn’t demonize the relatively new technology, they instead mined it as another way to illuminate and examine human relationships. For romantic comedies and more sex-fueled outings, the Internet simply provided a fresh place for its characters to meet cute. Yet, as the Internet has become more normalized in actual society, its portrayal on the big screen has gotten consistently more nefarious – meeting cute no longer seems probable, it doesn’t even really seem possible.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we pick up where we left off last week and continue to discuss why 10 Best Picture nominees isn't working and we discuss the Oscar potential of 'Gone Girl' (which premiered last Friday at the New York Film Festival)
Despite being one of the bigger hits of 2007, a sequel to 'I Am Legend' failed to materialize. Blame star Will Smith's unwillingness to do sequels or blame the film's rather definitive ending, which made a follow-up difficult. Seven years later, the franchise that wasn't is being rebooted and, no, Smith will not be involved.
Is Jude Law the right actor to lead a suspense-thriller? Whether you believe so or not, it's happening, as the first 'Black Sea' trailer previews his post-'Grand Budapest Hotel' excursion to the bottom of the ocean.
Did you know 'Kill Bill Vol. 1' has the least amount of F-bombs of any Quentin Tarantino movie? And, that it was the first of Tarantino's movies to have less than 100 "f---s"? This is just one of the juicy bits of information packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Quentin Tarantino's martial arts revenge epic 'Kill Bill'.
Hot off the heels of their partnership with The Weinstein Co. to release their first original feature film ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2'), Netflix has announced yet another deal that will bring original movies to their subscription service. The company has just announced a deal with Adam Sandler for the exclusive rights to four upcoming movies that the comedian will star in and produce.
We're getting not one, but two new Clint Eastwood films this year, and today brings your first look at 'American Sniper,' something vastly different from 'Jersey Boys,' we assure you. It's been a bit of a passion project for star Bradley Cooper, and you can see a scruffed-up version of the normally clean-cut leading man in these new photos, which gives us our first glimpse at the awards season drama.
What’s interesting here is that I can’t imagine director Gabe Polsky knew quite what he was making when he first embarked on ‘Red Army.’ What is essentially a history of the Soviet national hockey team becomes much more about the then Soviet, now Russian relationship with the United States over the last 35 years. ‘Red Army’ just might be one of the best Cold War documentaries ever made even though it’s about hockey, of all things.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, a fan theory attempts to prove some radical about Pixar movies, we get our first look at Bradley Cooper in 'American Sniper,' and the 'Legend of Korra' video game releases a sneak peek.