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The eleventh entry in an on-going series of audiovisual essays by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. Greg Mottola's Adventureland (2009) is now playing in the United States through February 29.Few subjects divide people more sharply and ferociously than respective tastes in music. We build our identities, our system of values, even our world-views, through the music we choose to love and cultivate, whether as players or listeners—and we project our musical distastes onto a screen (or a variety of screens) constituting those monstrous Others from which we differentiate and dissociate ourselves.Popular movies have a lot to do with propagating this fascinating but treacherous and unstable cultural process. Especially teen movies, which involve themselves with the vagaries of pop, rock, and other musical styles more extensively and intimately than most genres—particularly at the level of ‘sampling,’ of the selection of pre-existing tracks for the film soundtrack (and, »
- Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin
Continuing to feed off of last week’s Academy Award nomination announcement (as well as yesterday’s piece on the snubs found within those nominations, in one or two cases), today I want to look at who happens to be most due a nod at this point. An Oscar nom is certainly no easy achievement, but you can usually look around at the actors and actresses who have never been nominated and find at least one missed opportunity on the part of the Academy. As such, today I’m again putting out a list of who deserves a nomination the most, updated since certain contenders like Jennifer Jason Leigh finally have their citation… Here now are ten actors or actresses overdue for an Oscar nomination: 10. Zoe Kazan – Anyone who doesn’t consider Kazan to be overdue for a citation just isn’t paying attention. Look at The Exploding Girl or »
- Joey Magidson
Released only months after the last remaining UK detainee was released from Guantanamo Bay in October 2015,Camp X-ray sees Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Adventureland) take on the role of a young woman who joins the Us military.
Hoping to escape her small town roots and make a difference in the world, her career soon sees her assigned to a guard position within the infamous camp. Soon discovering that her mission is far from the black and white ideal she was expecting expecting, she finds herself surrounded by hostility on both sides of the fence. Upon striking an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (Payman Maadi, A Separation, Last Knights) she finds herself forming an unlikely bond in a place where nothing is as simple as good vs. evil.
- Dan Powell
To mark the release of Camp X-Ray on 18th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Hoping to escape her small town roots and make a difference in the world, a young woman (Kristen Stewart, Twilight, Adventureland) joins the military and is soon assigned a guard position at Guantanamo Bay. Surrounded
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Let's just take a moment to bask in all of Ian Harding's hotness. The 29-year-old actor is best known for his role as Ezra Fitz on Pretty Little Liars, but what you may not know is that he's also appeared in Adventureland, Love & Other Drugs, and most recently, Addiction: A 60's Love Story. He is set to star in the new film, Oil City, in which he'll play damaged bar owner Lyle Talbot - and we cannot wait! In honor of the upcoming Winter premiere of Pll, we've rounded up Ian's sexiest moments - keep reading to see them now, and then get a first look at the man who's marrying Hanna Marin on the show. »
- Monica Sisavat
5 items from 2016
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