According to The Nerdiot, these 80 films will be removed from Netflix at 11:59 tonight. If you’re suddenly having a panic attack about all the great cinema you’re missing, don’t worry. Just take a deep breath, make an excuse to leave work, and embark on a summer Netflix marathon. READ FULL STORY
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So maybe we all can just agree to disagree about Transformers. The critical establishment collectively agreed to give Michael Bay the benefit of the doubt with 2011′s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which earned semi-decent reviews mainly because it was less obnoxiously worse than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. But Trans4mers led that same critical establishment into hilarious paroxysms of scathing invective. (EW‘s own Chris Nashawaty called it “numbing, exhausting, and migraine-inducing.”) Predictably, the movie made $100 million over the weekend.
Bad movies have made a lot of money since forever. There’s a generation of young-dude moviegoers who have been raised on Transformers and probably love it—a situation which we can only resolve by doing a better job of training the next generation to enjoy movies about actual human beings. And in fairness, there’s an argument to be made for Michael Bay’s incoherent beer-commercial dude-fascism. It’s possible that future generations will revere him as a genius, sort of like how those skinless mutants in Beneath the Planet of the Apes made a god out of an atomic bomb. READ FULL STORY
Fans of Scandal know Guillermo Díaz as torture-addicted Gladiator Huck, who’s been known to lick his colleague-turned-enemy-turned-lover Quinn (Katie Lowes) and do unspeakable things to her in parking garages. Nearly 20 years ago, though, Díaz was an emerging actor who’d just starred opposite Parker Posey in Party Girl and was looking for a breakout gig. Enter Stonewall.
Díaz booked his first leading role as La Miranda, a larger-than-life drag queen (and I’m not just talking about her hair), in Nigel Finch’s fictionalized account of the days leading up to the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement on June 28, 1969. READ FULL STORY
Kissing-in-the-rain scenes are nothing new to film, but the wet smooch in The Notebook is one of the most iconic of its kind. Audiences went nuts for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling when the film came out in 2004, and the fever has continued through today. The pair’s chemistry is palpable, so much so that they dated in real life. [Note: When they broke up, a little part of me died.] Even today, women everywhere demand the “Notebook kiss” of their boyfriends (or was that just me?).
But the rain kiss in Nick Cassavetes’ romance to end all romance films is not alone. So, in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary, here are some of our favorite kissing-in-the-rain scenes. READ FULL STORY
For our special apocalypse-themed issue—on newsstands this week—we compiled what we’re billing as “the Ultimate Apocalyst”: We based our very scientific rankings on a master list of 200-plus apocalypse-themed films from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and our own reviews. We converted our grades and IMDb user ratings to a 100-point scale, added them to the Rotten Tomatoes rating (as of June 23, 2014), and voilà, created an overall score. Here are the results. READ FULL STORY
Star Wars creator George Lucas has selected Chicago as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, opting for Illinois over Los Angeles and San Francisco. Pending approval from the city’s planning commission, Lucas’s institution (which is currently in the process of voting on a name change from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) will be built on parking lots near Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.
Thirty-five years ago, George Miller re-imagined the action movie with his visceral, dystopic 1979 debut Mad Max, starring a 23-year-old Mel Gibson in one of his first movie roles. Flash forward two sequels and many decades later and the 69-year-old Miller returns with a new cast and a story that is sure to take the road chase to an entirely new realm of chaos and carnage.
In an exclusive first look at the the May 2015 film in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, we talk to Miller about what prompted his return to the beloved franchise: a story that popped into his head fully formed back in 2000 but that took more than a decade to realize. This time, Tom Hardy takes over for Gibson as the very damaged road warrior Max Rockatansky, while a shaved-headed Charlize Theron plays a bad-ass commander named Imperator Furiosa. The stars spent a harrowing seven months in the desert of Namibia to shoot the film. “It was mental in a brilliant way,” says Hardy. “You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit.” READ FULL STORY
Yesterday, Senior Writer Mandi Bierly sent the following email to some of the male humans at Entertainment Weekly:
June 25 is the 10th anniversary of The Notebook‘s theatrical release. In 2009, I had three male country singers tell me it’s the one so-called chick flick they’d admit to liking. Another said he walked on his bus once and his whole band was in a piss poor mood—they told him they’d just finished watching it and had all cried. Why do men tolerate The Notebook more than other Nicholas Sparks adaptations? Has it made you cry? Do you consider it a guilty pleasure or simply a solid film? Wondering if any of you have theories you’d be willing to share.
There were four responses: READ FULL STORY
This weekend saw Clint Eastwood’s stage-to-screen musical Jersey Boys struggle to strike a chord with moviegoers. But for every fourth-place finish, there’s a smash success like Les Misérables, Chicago, or Mamma Mia!—which all speak to the power of a musical adaptation done right.
Below, EW staffers name their top picks for adaptation—some of which have been announced and need to be expedited, others which are still but a glint in our theater-geek eyes. READ FULL STORY
Today, Jennifer Connelly is a Hollywood A-lister: She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2001 for A Beautiful Mind and has starred in a number of other critically acclaimed films, including Requiem for a Dream and Blood Diamond.
Back in the 1980s, however, well before achieving said A-list status, Connelly was a little-known actress. One major film that put he on the map: Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, also famously starring David Bowie.
The film tells the story of Sarah (Connelly), a 15-year-old who wishes her baby half-brother, Toby (Toby Froud), away to Jareth the Goblin King (Bowie). Sarah, who then has a change of heart, must complete Jareth’s Labyrinth in 13 hours or else Jareth will keep Toby. READ FULL STORY
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