18 items from 2014
Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)
Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?
2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)
The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »
- Sharon Knolle
It's been 15 years since 1999, because that's how time works. 1999 is generally considered a great year for movies. Transformative, even: A diverse array of films, directed by a fleet of up-and-coming filmmakers, all arriving at the multiplex back when cable was lame enough and the internet was slow enough to make the multiplex a place that mattered. If you happened to be young in 1999—or young-ish—it was possible to feel like you were seeing the entire cinematic art form evolve in front of you. Fifteen years ago this month was Three Kings and Fight Club and Being John Malkovich, instant-cult »
- Darren Franich
You've seen the basic story of Selfie before—it's the modern-day My Fair Lady. Karen Gillan plays an updated, self-absorbed, Instagram-obsessed Eliza while John Cho serves as the titular Henry. Along with Selfie, fall's TV lineup has seen a surge in the rom-com sitcom, including NBC's A to Z and ABC's other romantic endeavor, Manhattan Love Story. It would seem love is in the air... just not about Selfie. EW's Esther Zuckerman and Kat Ward discuss whether the show can be saved from itself. Esther: I will admit that on first watch—perhaps because of my extremely low expectations—I »
- EW staff
Actor Paul Walker would have turned 41 this week, so we're celebrating his life with a look back at some of his best photos over the years. Tragically, Paul died in a car crash last November at the age of 40. After his passing, there was an outpouring of heartfelt messages and sincere condolences from his costars, friends, and famous fans. Paul's career took off after his role in 1999's Varsity Blues, and after that, he starred in films like She's All That, The Skulls, and Takers. He became most recognized and beloved for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast and Furious series. Remember the life of Paul Walker with a roundup of some of his best photos over the years. »
Teen movies took over in the '90s, thanks to films like "Scream" and "American Pie" striking big -- and, these days, the stars of those movies look a 'lil bit different.Films like "Cruel Intentions," "She's All That," "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Varsity Blues" were filled with tons of eye candy for both men and women to enjoy, bringing us sexy stars like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ethan Embry, Sarah Michelle Gellar and more. Here at toofab, "10 Things I Hate About You" might just be our favorite flick from that era -- and it's pretty hard to believe it's been over 10 years since the comedy hit theaters.Julia Stiles starred as the rebellious Kat Stratford in the twist on "The Taming of the Shrew," pretty boy Andrew Keegan took on the role of the playboy Joey Donner and Larisa Oleynik (Alex Mac herself!) played Kat's popular sis Bianca Stratford. »
- tooFab Staff
Monday marked Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s wedding anniversary! Believe it or not, the couple has been married for 12 years and thanked their fans for all the love on Twitter. Sarah Michelle shared a quote and her thanks writing, "Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. Thank you all for the anniversary well wishes." Her roles in Cruel Intentions and Buffy the Vampire Slayer put her on the map, while his performances in She's All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer made him a heartthrob. Their adorable relationship only upped the fan frenzy. In the years since they became a Hollywood power couple, the stars have had two children together, but they've mostly kept their relationship under the radar. They did give us a rare glimpse at their private lives in a sweet Twitter snap Smg shared »
It doesn't matter how many times you may have seen She's All That or Blue Crush - you still may have missed the fact that these famous names wrote them. Which famous names, you ask? Well, let's just say they're better known for working on other genres or other TV shows you probably watch now. We've got a whole slew of these random fun facts about hit movies that you probably never knew, so start scrolling to have your mind blown. Source: Miramax »
Tell us how you really feel, Freddie Prinze, Jr.!
The She's All That star was at Comic-Con over the weekend to promote his new Disney Xd series Star Wars Rebels, when he decided to get candid on what it was like working with Kiefer Sutherland on his hit show 24 in 2010.
"I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," he surprisingly told ABC News. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
Video: Kiefer Sutherland on Returning to Jack Bauer
And the insults didn't stop there.
Alhough Freddie Prinze Jr. progressed from teen hits like She's All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer in the 1990s to a role in the TV thriller 24 in 2010, apparently he couldn't leave the high school-style drama behind. According to Prinze, working with Kiefer Sutherland on the popular show nearly led him to quit acting altogether. "I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze, 38, told ABC News while at Comic-Con promoting his new Disney Xd series Star Wars Rebels. "I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped. »
- Alex Heigl
Alhough Freddie Prinze Jr. progressed from teen hits like She's All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer in the 1990s to a role in the TV thriller 24 in 2010, apparently he couldn't leave the high school-style drama behind. According to Prinze, working with Kiefer Sutherland on the popular show nearly led him to quit acting altogether. "I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze told ABC News while at Comic-Con promoting his new Disney Xd Series Star Wars Rebels. "I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped. »
- Alex Heigl
The cast for Marvel's Daredevil series seems to be coming together nicely, and today we've learned that one of the stars of The Mighty Ducks, Elden Henson, has been cast in the show. He will be joining Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D'Onofrio, who is playing the crime boss Kingpin.
"Franklin P. Nelson, nicknamed 'Foggy,' is the son of Rosalind 'Razor' Sharpe, a ruthless attorney who deserted her husband not long after their son was born. Nelson rarely saw his mother during his youth, instead being raised by his father and stepmother. Nevertheless, his mother's career motivated him to study pre-Law at State University, where he quickly befriended his roommate, Matt Murdock, whom he eventually followed »
- Joey Paur
As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:
Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married. »
When you think of the '90s, you think of teen heartthrobs. The decade put plenty of hot guys on our radar, and that trend continued into the early '00s with romantic comedies like She's All That. Though some of our favorites aren't acting as much anymore - we miss you, Jtt! - a handful of hotties are all returning to TV. With Joshua Jackson and Josh Hartnett in new shows on Showtime and both James Van Der Beek and Freddie Prinze Jr. stripping down on TV, we have a lot to ogle on the small screen. So take a trip down memory lane with seven of these former teen heartthrobs, and see where you can next spot them from the comfort of your couch. View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
The MTV Movie Awards took time out from celebrating the past year's hottest movies and stars to acknowledge the tragic death of Paul Walker with a tribute segment introduced by Walker's Fast and Furious co-star Jordana Brewster. Vin Diesel is featured on screen talking about Walker at the start of the tribute. "Paul's kindness was pure," Brewster said, near the end of her introduction. "He never asked for credit or glory. He was just a really good guy. His charm, wit, spirit, and his beautiful smile will live on because he will always be in our hearts, and he will remain an inspiration to live life to the fullest." Paul Walker died tragically in a car accident last November. He was only forty years old. His credits include a number of films that have been recognized with nominations at the MTV Movie Awards over the yeras, including She's All That, »
And we thought the news that M. Night Shyamalan ghostwrote "She's All That" was weird (even if it might not be true). This time around, the weird movie trivia of the day concerns Quentin Tarantino, and there's no doubt it's true since he confirms it himself. Back in the '90s, one of the weirder pop culture phenomenons was the popularity of Pat, an androgynous character created by Julia Sweeney for "Saturday Night Live," where the entire premise of the joke was that no one was ever sure if he/she/it was a man or woman. Somehow, the sketch became popular enough that Lorne Michaels figured a movie vehicle would be a good idea. It wasn't. The movie was terrible and bombed horribly, but not before Tarantino himself worked on the script. Here's what he told Playboy in 1994 (hat tip to Filmdrunk): Playboy: You were hired to do »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ok, you've blown my cover Arnold Schwarzenegger pulls the ferret out of the hat to deliver a 90s cinematic gem
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Having grown up in the 90s, the halcyon days of bad/good cinema, I feel like pretty much every film I ever watched and enjoyed before a certain age has since become a "guilty pleasure". This has made it hard to settle on just one.
I was about to profess my love for She's All That, then I remembered the hacky sack scene "never let it drop" and the misogyny. Hot Shots Part Deux was a frontrunner, but I couldn't bring myself to re-watch it in case, in retrospect, it all the frying-the-eggs-on-the-belly scene felt a little soft-boiled. Could I perhaps wax lyrical about Free Willy or Jumanji?
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- Ellie Violet Bramley
Episode 12 of 52 wherein Anne Marie screens all of Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order
In which Katharine Hepburn is an old maid at 30 and sometimes I hate Old Hollywood.
It's strangely fitting that the last movie before Kate's string of classics turns out to be the worst film of her Rko career. Yes, I'm including Spitfire. Spitfire was laughably bad. Quality Street is downright insulting. But while groaning through the longest 82 minutes of my life, I did a little research, and I managed to solve the mystery behind the last 11 weeks of (mostly) bad movies. Better yet, I solved it with science. But first a little exposition.
I've been informed that I occasionally skip over major movie details/actor information/whatnot. Here's a quick summary: Based on a J.M. Barrie play, Quality Street is the story of a spinster teacher who, at 30 years old, finds herself too worn and »
- Anne Marie
Charlie Lyne's passionate but uncertain analysis of the high-school genre has the air of a wildlife documentary
• More SXSW reviews here
Guardian Guide contributor Charlie Lyne navigates the maze of high school with a Kickstarted film essay that's rich in theory, packed with source material, but a bit uncertain in tone.
Presented with the air of a wildlife documentary, Beyond Clueless offers an analytical overview of the Us teen as portrayed in the movies of the late 90s and early 00s. It's narrated by Fairuza Balk, one of a clutch of sort-of stars who came to represent the genre. The soundtrack contains new material from British indie band Summer Camp, who support Lyne's montages of clips from some 270 teen movies with a richly sinister backing track.
The film starts at the beginning of multiple school days. Lyne cuts together footage of buses pulling up in the parking lot, American flags flapping in the breeze. »
- Henry Barnes
18 items from 2014
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