Bret Easton Ellis stands out as one of those writers whose unique voice makes every new book release an exciting new step in a career-long literary experiment. Unsurprisingly, each of the four attempts to adapt Ellis’ stuff for the big screen has ended in a final product unlike any other. Read on to find out about “American Psycho,” “Less Than Zero,” “The Rules of Attraction,” “The Canyons,” and “The Informers.”
If you thought you would be high-rolling in Sin City or hanging with prostitutes at home after you graduated high school, you can blame Hollywood. Here are 10 lies about college we totally wanted to believe thanks to movies like “Risky Business,” “Old School” and “21.”
The gulf between the history books and what happens on the screen can be markedly different. In attempting to capture the spirit of a person, their life or a predicament they found themselves in, filmmakers can often overlook such trifling matters as… facts. From “Braveheart” to “JFK,” Here are some of the best examples from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” of movies that, while excellent viewing for their performances and storytelling, got the past very, very wrong.
Some of the Terminators are smarter. Some are funnier. But which one is the toughest? Take your pick from the cyborgs of “The Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Terminator Salvation.”
If you still haven’t seen all of this year’s crop of Academy Award-nominated flicks, especially the big winners like Birdman, Boyhood, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, fear not — we’ve searched high and low to find where you can watch all the movies, online or on DVD.
Is there still room for old-fashioned sexy in a “50 Shades of Anything Goes” world? You bet there is—just take a look at these movies, new and timeless alike. A kiss, a glance, a gesture that means nothing to the world at large and everything to the one you love are all still as potent as they ever were because times change… people don’t.
Julianne Moore remains one of the most versatile and talented actresses in the last twenty years. Whether she works in an ensemble or as the principal star, she pushes boundaries in her performances. With yet another Oscar nomination this year for “Still Alice,” we look back at some of her strongest work, including “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”,” and “Far From Heaven.
Witch hunts, corporate greed, hot button issues … and murder. As if the nightly news didn’t scare you enough, these 10 movies, such as “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Fly,” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” just might have you casting a wary eye at your voter’s registration card.
These are cold blooded, gunslinging businessmen we’re dealing with–and when it comes to murder, they’re nothing short of ruthless. Vote for your favorite brutal mob death.
Sometimes the attraction is there, the characters are crazy about each other and a sex scene just writes itself… and sometimes, we’re left scratching our heads about how two people even end up in the same room together. Here are 10 on-screen hookups that may have caught you off guard.
Do you remember hearing the line “I’ll have what she’s having” for the very first time in When Harry Met Sally?
“Grey”-mania may have swept the nation with the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ “Twilight”-fanfic-turned-bestseller on the way, but don’t forget about these five boundary-pushing classics:
Maybe you never knew that chart-topping hit was written to score a movie, or maybe your ears perk up at that haunting instrumental that you never knew you knew, but here’s one thing we do know. Prepare yourself: The following 10 movie theme songs have high earworm probabilities.
Yeah, yeah, yeah–we’ve heard it all. This is the 21st century: Flowers and chocolate and happily every after are out; booty calls and friends with benefits are in.
Discussion over a potentially different ending to Gone Girl, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller, had the Internet up in arms for months before the movie’s release. As it turned out, little was changed. But that’s not the case for all novels. Here’s ten movies whose endings are markedly different to their source material.
Who gets your pick for best on-screen BDSM couple: Anastasia and Christian or Edward and Lee?
Be it hypnosis or amnesia, alien experiments or voluntary in-patient procedures, the characters below all had their memories messed with–and as you can see, the results were less than ideal.
As we’re all anxiously awaiting Channing Tatum’s return to his role as Magic Mike in the tantalizingly-titled sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” let’s take a look back at some of the awesomely awful stripper movies of days past. From Elizabeth Berkley’s Razzie-winning performance in “Showgirls” to Jennifer Beals’ welder-stripper-modern dancer wannabe, these are the movies we just love to … well, love.
In honor of Black History Month, we turned to SundanceNow Doc Club find out the must-see documentaries about the African-American struggle for equal rights. From profiles of Harry Belafonte, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Chisholm to powerful stories about modern day segregation, these selections are essential viewing no matter what month it is.
Movies are meant to entertain, sure, but oftentimes there are crucial lessons we can learn from them, too–especially when it comes to dating dos and don’ts. In fact, here are 10 dating mistakes you definitely should not make, as taught in some of the best romances and romantic comedies of all time.
From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.
Hilarious, trippy, sometimes downright crazy, the stoner movie is a comedy institution. Unlike some sub-genres (spoofs, rom-coms, buddy movies), stoner flicks don’t always have much in common in the way of plot or characters. What does unite these cinematic misfits? Drug of choice, of course! Navigate the haze with our round-up of the top 10 movies about smoking up.
During January, movie fans would be forgiven for thinking of the Sundance Film Festival as the only game in town. It comes at a perfect time: right in the midst of January’s new-release doldrums, just as everyone catches up on all of the awards movies from the previous year, and well before the annual Cannes hoopla. But as many of the year’s high-profile releases first play at Sundance, there are other film festivals that launch important, weird, and/or fascinating movies that might not otherwise get so much attention.
The Fly, Naked Lunch and Videodrome should all be on your must-see list.
Independent Spirit Award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges (American Heart), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), and Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape).