Movies

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What Taylor Kitsch Texted Mark Wahlberg + Other Reasons Women Should See Lone Survivor

Let us be clear: Lone Survivor is a serious war movie, a brutal look at the violence of combat in Afghanistan based on the tragic true story as told by Navy SEALs veteran Marcus Luttrell. But even if, like us, you’re not normally into war movies, this movie from director Peter Berg deserves your attention, for reasons both serious and completely NOT. Take, for instance, Mark Wahlberg’s complaint (in the video above) about what went down between this all-male cast on location in the mountains of New Mexico.

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by (@katespencer)

Why The Fault In Our Stars‘ Tagline Actually Works

The Fault In Our Stars

I was 26 when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Immediately after her diagnosis — which was Stage 4 — my brother and I quit our jobs and moved back home to help our dad as caregivers. It was a nightmarish eight months and losing my mom is still something that I struggle with now, seven years later. I tell you this so you know my background when it comes to cancer. Because The Fault in Our Stars poster dropped today on Buzzfeed, and it is beautiful and perfect and all the tears — except for the tagline: “One Sick Love Story.” It’s not sitting well with some fans. At first it didn’t sit well with me (I made this face). Then I remembered what I loved most about the book; what I thought John Green nailed perfectly (of all the things he nailed so well): the gallows humor. Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Turn Them On: The 20 Hottest Robots In Pop Culture History

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They’re hot, they’re hard, and they run on iOS 5 or higher. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about robots! Our beautifully designed A.I. friends have spent decades heating up screens both large and small with their lab-crafted good looks. They may not have feelings, but then again we’ve always been attracted to emotional unavailability. Spike Jonze‘s film Her will be opening wide in a short while, and it promises to give us even more impure thoughts about machines.

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by (@sllambe)

Holiday Films You Should Watch Depending On Your Mood

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Let’s face it, the holidays are upon us and it means one (of many) things: mandatory Christmas-themed movie watching. Whether it’s with your family, a bunch of your girlfriends, or you alone with a glass of wine (we’ve all been there), inevitably you’re going to watch some sort of holiday film. Once you resign yourself to that fact, it’s just a matter of picking out the right movie… depending on your mood!  Read more…

by (@sllambe)

Love Is All Around: Vote For Your Favorite Love Actually Story Line

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Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of Love Actually and we’ve been arguing about which story line was the best. To help us decide, we asked a few of the cast members to weigh in. So who is a fan of Billy Mack and Joe? The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln prefers Mack’s story line to his own. And what of Harry and Karen’s dramatic story line? Elisha Cuthbert weighs in. “I would have to say Emma Thompson,” Cuthbert tells VH1. “I just… I balled my eyes out.”

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by (@katespencer)

The 20 Most Essential Matthew McConaughey Movies: The Good, The Bad And Tip Toes

Matthew-McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey may be one of the most famous actors in the world, but he’s also one of the most underrated. He shifts seamlessly from rom-coms to action, while cultivating a bunch of solid indie work and supporting roles on the side. He’s still best known for his cool, cocky grin, Texas swagger and off-screen antics (naked bongo drum party, anyone?), though that’s slowly been changing in recent years with memorable turns in Killer Joe, Magic Mike and Mud.

Finally, the real game-changer is here. McConaughey’s work as an HIV positive man supplying drugs for fellow patients in Dallas Buyer’s Club is undeniably excellent, and we’re sure to see him on awards show short lists in coming months. Obviously this is  a great time to brush up on McConaughey’s most memorable roles, and we’ve got a perfect list of his finest films for you to review. Some are excellent, some are terrible, and some are recommended to VH1 by the actor himself. Behold, the 20 Most Essential Matthew McConaughey Movies to watch RIGHT NOW. (In reverse chronological order, because we’re anal like that.)

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by (@katespencer)

The 10 Most Awkdorable Slacker Dude Characters Of All Time

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In a world filled with Manic Pixie Dream Girls it seems only natural that their male counterpart should arise. Behold: The Awkdorable Slacker Dude – a character whose roots can be traced back to the ’80s but is now a popular fixture on sitcoms, with Nick Miller of New Girl leading the slovenly pack. You know the guy we’re talking about: He’s lovable and cute, despite that untucked flannel and extra five pounds he’s carrying. He’s quippy, awkward and complains like a grandfather, spends more time talking up his creative pursuits than actually committing to them and works at – or frequents – a bar or coffee shop. ASDs are infuriating and yet somehow women find them irresistible (most of the time). Here are ten of our faves.

by (@katespencer)

Diablo Cody: On Life In The Public Eye And “Feeling Sorry” For Miley Cyrus

Diablo Cody‘s new film Paradise opens in theaters today, and it tells the story of a sheltered, religious young woman named Lamb (expertly played b y Julianne Hough) who survives a plane crash and decides that not only does God not exist, but she must shed her naivety in the most morally corrupt place on earth: Las Vegas. Of course she finds friends, adventure and a tattoo parlor along the way, all while exploring what it means to reinvent oneself through sex, drugs, booze and a little bit of porn. It’s an all to familiar tale that played out recently in the public eye, when Miley Cyrus dumped her kid star persona for…you know.

We asked Diablo what she thought of people who go through a transformation like Lamb’s, but in the public eye. Check out her answer – and her thoughts on Miley’s very public twerk-formation above.

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by (@katespencer)

Ansel Elgort Is About To Be Huge. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.

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You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.

Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.

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by (@katespencer)

Dane DeHaan Is The “New Vision” Of Acting, And 5 Others Reasons To Be Obsessed

Dane DeHaan is going to win an Oscar someday,” is a thing people keep saying to us over and over again. If you’ve seen any of his recent work it’s impossible to disagree: the dude is GOOD. His new movie Kill Your Darlings is a tragic tale of love and murder connected to the Beats’ quest for a “new vision” of literary pioneers. When we asked Dane and KYD costar Michael C. Hall who they saw as the new vision of actors, Michael pointed right at Dane. BOOM. As if that wasn’t enough here are five more reasons you should be obsessed with the guy.

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