11 items from 2015
After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.
Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.
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Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »
Ahead of the 2015 Oscars, the 35th Annual Razzie Awards were dished out on Saturday for the worst performances and films of 2014, and while Cameron Diaz's romantic comedies landed her an award, it was Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas that took home the most Golden Raspberry awards.
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Diaz won for Best Worst Actress for her leading roles in both The Other Woman and Sex Tape, while Growing Pains star Cameron's Christian family flick -- which made $2 million at the box office -- won four awards, including Worst Picture.
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Who else took home an unwanted 2015 Razzie award? Check out the full list of "winners," below.
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A night before Hollywood celebrates the best in film at the Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Awards dole out their own anti-Oscars to the year's worst movies and acting performances. Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas were the big winners at the 35th annual Razzies, held last night at Los Angeles' Ricardo Montalban Theater, picking up the evening's most unwanted awards.
“Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” was the biggest winner at Saturday night’s Golden Raspberry Awards, if you can call it “winning” to be named the worst film achievement of the year in four different categories. The faith-based film from the former “Growing Pains” child star “won” in the Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Cameron), Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo categories, with the last award going to Cameron “and his ego.” The awards meant that Razzie voters considered Cameron’s film a lesser achievement than “The Legend of Hercules,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Left Behind” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction, »
- Steve Pond
Oh yes, Mindy Project fans, it’s on.
Following the bombshell that ended last week’s episode — Mindy is pregnant! — our histrionic heroine spends this week’s installment trying to tell Danny he’s her baby daddy.
But when Dr. Castellano finally finds out, the news comes from an unexpected source. Grab some ice cream and pickles, and read on for how it all shakes out.
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Directed by: Ang Lee
Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects. »
- Joshua Gaul
While Tom Brady was busy fielding literal soft-ball questions at one of the more uncomfortable NFL press conferences in recent memory (and that's saying a lot), Julian Edelman was busy doing nothing of the sort. Whether he purposefully meant to or not, the star wide receiver effectively managed to distract the Internet from Deflategate for a bit when he posted one of the best #Tbt-spirited videos we've seen in a long time. "This is how you #Tbt #GoPats," Edelman tweeted along with a video called "Growing Pats," set to the opening theme song of classic 1980s sitcom Growing Pains and, just like the show, featuring childhood photos of himself, Brady, running back Shane Vereen, tight end Rob »
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There is nothing like an awareness of the passage of time to make us feel old. Like, the fact that the movie Clueless, the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and French Toast Crunch cereal are all 20 years old as of this year. You know what else is 20 years old? Your crush on these 1995 teen heartthrobs. Some aged like fine wine, some maintained success, and some we lost along the way. But nothing fills you with girlish glee quite like looking back at these former teen angels, the prettiest pinups Bop, Tiger Beat, and Teen Beat magazines had to offer.
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If you are like me and grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, you probably watched many family sitcoms like Growing Pains, Full House, and Family Matters. Then there was the sitcom Roseanne. It was a very true take of the average family living in America that had not often been depicted on television before. Not everyone had a doctor for a father and a lawyer for a mother like Cliff and Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. The Conner family had problems many Americans were facing like paying the mortgage or trying to find a job. Roseanne debuted on ABC in October of 1988 and remained on the air for nine seasons,concluding in May of 1997. Over the years, we saw a cast change (Lecy Goranson to Sarah Chalke and then back to Goranson and one last time back to Chalke), and the early departure of patriarch…
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- Tim Gerstenberger
“Growing Pains” dad condemns scandal-plagued comedian as a “bad boy”
Alan Thicke, who played small-screen patriarch Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains,” has taken scandal-plagued “The Cosby Show” veteran Bill Cosby to task over the numerous sexual assault accusations that have hovered above the comedian like a Pudding Pop of doom in recent months.
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Of course, being a polite Canadian and a gentlemanly composer of top-notch sitcom theme songs, Thicke did so »
- Tim Kenneally
Omg, pull out the posters from Bop! Magazine and Tiger Beat, Growing Pains reruns have returned to TV! Up TV has acquired all 166 episodes of the classic 1980’s series and will air the family favorite weekdays 5-7pm Et. I can’t wait to bathe my eyes in The Kirkster’s curly-haired glory! Growing Pains premiered September 1985, aired on ABC for seven seasons and stared Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller. The series centers on Dr. Jason Seaver (Thicke), who moved his psychiatry practice into his home so that his wife, Maggie (Kerns), can resume her … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
11 items from 2015
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