It’s here! Making its debut on the Today show Thursday morning, the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer titillated fans after Beyonce teased the upcoming release last weekend. Starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the film adaptation promises to deliver on all the sex, love and seduction that made E L James’ books an international best-seller.
By Christopher Rosa
The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters this weekend, and we’re prepared to break into a cold sweat as we watch humans commit a mess of sinful acts during 12 hours of legalized crime. But the violence isn’t even the scariest part of this flick: It’s the masks people wear to do their dirty deeds that gives us chills.
By Christopher Rosa
Congratulations, world: You’ve stayed classy for a decade. And you know what you have to thank? A little movie called Anchorman.
By Christopher Rosa
FAIR WARNING: A FEW SPOILERS UP IN HERE.
It’s hot outside. Crazy hot. Whether you’re getting burnt in the 100+ degree weather down South or sweltering in an urban jungle like New York City, one thing is certain: You’re sweating. And you’re not happy about it.
Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful time. Lots of cuddling with your baby-daddy (or same-sex partner, whatever your sitch is), all the ice cream you want, attention from strangers. Not to mention the anticipation of delivering your very own, ultra-special baby human into the world. All true, but it’s also sort of scary. Who will this kid be? Will the delivery be a bloody, medieval mess? Will the child turn out to be a homicidal killer? Will you be expected to love it anyway? No wonder an entire sub genre of film and TV horror has been devoted to creepy-evil pregnancies (like Rosemary’s Baby and Village of the Damned). When Halle Berry’s new TV series, Extant, debuts on July 9th — where she plays an astronaut who returns from space, inexplicably pregnant, after a year away — we’ll get a taste of the latest version of maternity terror thrills.
Summer is here and for many, that means heading to the beach (or nearby park) for some fun in the sun. And while there is plenty to do — who doesn’t love a good game of frisbee? — it’s a great time to crack open a book. While the days summer reading assignments are long gone, the next three months has always been a perfect time to catch up on some great books. Because so many upcoming movies and TV shows, including The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow, are based on books, we thought it would be great to catch up on these reads before heading to the theaters.
Summer is finally here and that means the blockbuster season is underway. With the heat rising outside, movie studios are hoping fans will go inside to watch one of hundreds of films opening between now and August. While it’s too early to determine a winner of the summer blockbuster season, X-Men: Days of Future Past is making a strong showing with a $90 million opening weekend and a total gross of over $124 million so far in North America. But coming up are the new Transformers flick, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
All of these films have potential to score big, especially when you look back on the past summer blockbuster season. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen raked in $402 million in 2009. Superheros in the form of Spidey (Spider-Man 3) and Bruce Wayne (The Dark Knight) topped the box office in 2007 and 2008, respectively. And fans love animated films, as Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 proven in the past. Click through the gallery of past summer season’s biggest hits. You may be surprised what films topped the box office or realize that things are all too familiar. (We’ll call it the sequel syndrome.)
Everybody loves a good love story — the kind that tugs at your heart, for real. The kind that makes you believe that the truest love transcends all obstacles! In the movies, there’s absolutely no more effective way to make this point than to have one-half of the couple die tragically.
Over the course of seven films, a number of mutants have been featured in the X-Men universe. While plenty of sexy female actresses have stepped into the shoes of female mutants, it’s the men that have made our tongues wag. Among them, Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in all seven films, Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). These men have turned the X-Men films into a display of muscles, abs and bulges. But how do all the mutants stack up against each other? We went back through the previous six films as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past in order to rank the hottest male mutants on the big screen. Where does James McAvoy or Lucas Till rank? You’ll have to click through to find out.
In 1994, director Quentin Tarantino premiered a instant-classic film, Pulp Fiction. The crime movie did several unexpected things that year: it revitalized the careers of John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L Jackson, launched long-standing accolades for Tarantino, and helped cultivate an extended Easter Egg of pop culture references that would appear in not only Tarantino films but also in TV, music and other films alike. As the film celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival, VH1 digs up all the fun facts that fans may have not known about the landmark Tarantino film. Read more…