6 items from 2015
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" had a mini meeting of The Handsome Men's Club Tuesday night to talk about "Captain America: Civil War" and show off that brand spankin' new trailer. (Watch it again. It's epic.) Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. also talked about their real-life friendship and how Rdj had all of his furniture moved to Atlanta for filming so his cats could sit in the chair they like. (Real men love cats. #fact) Rdj was also inducted into the California Hall of Fame. Every state should invent a Hall of Fame and induct Rdj, just so he'll show up and be charming.
Krysten Ritter continued Jkl's Marvel theme, »
- Gina Carbone
This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 23rd, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.
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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Comic Con News Don Hertzfeldt Blu-ray Kickstarter Arrow Films: October releases Shout / Scream Factory: Comic Con announcements Kino: Epic Of Everest WB: Mad Max Fury Road Universal: Restored Spartacus Fox: August releases Disney: Mr. Boogedy & Bride of Boogedy coming to Dmc DVD (& on Amazon Instant now) Twilight Time: new website Sony: Christine Blu-ray Over The Garden Wall on DVD New Releases
- Ryan Gallagher
When the final trailer for “Mad Max: Fury Road” dropped back in April, I questioned if George Miller was secretly giving audiences a feminist action movie. There’s nothing secret about it. “Fury Road” is two hours of high octane action that is also a giant middle finger to every sexist action movie trope that has come before it. From the moment Imperator Furiosa takes a hard left into the desert to the second the end credits rolls, Miller is not interested in the status quo whether it comes to stunts, storytelling, or stereotypes. It is the most subversive action blockbuster in existence and it is glorious. Warning: Massive Spoilers For “Mad Max: Fury Road” Below. #1. It’s a story about escaping sexual slavery with zero sex in it. Image Credit: Warner Bros. I’ll be honest. When I first heard the plot of “Fury Road” involved five women escaping »
- Donna Dickens
Updated on Apr. 6, 2015 at 3:06 p.m.: A 20th Century Fox spokesman has told TheWrap that despite PETA’s claims, “rodeos” are not depicted in the “The Longest Ride,” but rather Professional Bull Riding is. Any scenes involving animals were overseen by the American Humane Association. Previously: While audiences will be crying during the premiere of Hollywood’s latest heart-tugging Nicholas Sparks adaptation, “The Longest Ride,” PETA will be crying out against animal cruelty at rodeos. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to line up outside the Tcl Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. »
- Greg Gilman
Director: David Ayer
Running Time: 134 Minutes
With the films End Of Watch, Sabotage and the Academy Award-winning Training Day (Dark Blue, Street Kings and Harsh Times also noted), David Ayer has crafted a series of brilliantly layered, American crime-themed, impactful street warfare flicks, intent on shocking and running its viewer through the proverbial mill. Employing a gung-ho, significantly unique shooting style with his directorial efforts, Ayer also makes us sit up and take note with underlying political messages combined with streams of in-your-face bloody movie violence. It is no surprise that the filmmaker has chosen to focus his attention on Fury, an action-drama set during the »
- Paul Heath
During a recent episode of Fox & Friends, host Steve Doocy gave a platform to Penny Young Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, to reveal why she is very concerned this week: "Are movies like the Disney smash-hit about an ice queen and her sister empowering our girls by turning our men into fools and villains?"
News: No one loves ‘Frozen’ more than this adorable dancing baby!
If it doesn’t seem like we’re taking the so-called “Frozen Effect” seriously, it’s just because we’re not.
But here’s what Penny Young Nance has to say anyway, because why not? “Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are stupid, in the way »
6 items from 2015
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