South by Southwest Film Festival is known for its mumblecore, raunchy comedies, unique horror films—and in recent years, large world premieres. Here are ten of our favorite movies that premiered at SXSW, including “Bridesmaids,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Knocked Up,” that have gone on to launch careers and interesting collaborations.
There’s no denying Jon Hamm’s TV superstardom—Don Draper is one of the most indelible characters of our time, but the actor shines on the big screen as well. As Mad Men draws to a close, take a look at Hamm’s Top 5 movie roles—including one you can catch in theaters now.
I know the very IMPORTANT opinions of the showrunner, and executive producer, of Two and A Half Men are probably almost TOO important to you people. So you probably agree with him when he says there are just too many tv shows and movies starring women these day. I mean why wouldn’t you? He’s the guy that came up with the solution to “but what happens when three men are too much?” I happen to be on the same page as this dude. There are too many models on Entourage, too many Victoria’s Secret Specials, too many women wearing bikinis on Spike TV, and most of all, there are too many women having sex with Ashton Kutcher on Two and A Half Men. I happen to like a movie with a little more bite to it–starring females that are asskickers, every day heroes, or just happen to not worry what they look like in a bikini. You know, girls that stay away from Turtle (Entourage shout out!) and perhaps might be a role model for the millions of young girls out there who are six and already starting to worry about their love handles. Here are my favorites:
Note: This review is written by Em, who loved the movie FRIENDS WITH KIDS. Lo, who begs to differ, will weigh in tomorrow.
The Los Angeles Times just posted a massive investigation into the demographics of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 5,765 largely anonymous voters who every year decide who will receive the highly coveted and ultra-influential Oscars. Their findings, which will come as a shock to no one who has watched the Oscars at any point in the last 25 years, revealed a membership that is very old and very uncool. 94% of Academy voters are white; 77% are male. 54% are over the age of 60; just 2% are under the age of 40.
Happy New Year! And if your 2012 resolution is to watch every episode of FREAKS AND GEEKS, then you are in luck. Starting tonight at 7 PM et/pt, Sundance Channel will air them all — including the ones that never saw the light of broadcast. This is the perfect opportunity to reminisce about a time before TV got all Real Housewives and Teen Mom (1999-2000, to be precise). It’s also your chance to get that one friend who has never seen the show hooked. To help us dig deeper into one of the most beloved (by us indie nerds, at least), short-lived TV shows, SUNfiltered spoke to the show’s creator, Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS), over the holidays.
From Bridesmaids to Crazy Stupid Love to Beginners, 2011 was a year during which the onscreen heat was palpable.