Meeting Your Date Through A TV Show

Dating shows follow a competition format for the most part, and they pit guys against each other for a woman. Nowadays, men are pitted against each other for women, and there are same-sex dating shows as well.

3 Romantic Comedies Worth Watching

Are you looking for the perfect romantic comedy to pop in the dvd player for an evening of fun? There are many great options to choose from when it comes to this specific category of movies. The last 10 years alone have produced numerous instant classics, one that will be watched and discussed for years to come.

Love at First Hiccup Movie Review

This movie is about a high school freshman who has a huge crush on a senior. But every time he gets close to her, he begins to hiccup.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Mick Haller (McConaughey) is a defense attorney, and a damn good one. We’re not keyed in on his record of wins or losses, except for a few important ones, but I can imagine it’s somewhere comparable to 50-3. Even the license plate on his Lincoln sedan reads “NTGUILTY,” which is either a reminder to Haller himself that he earns an honest living, or just a mantra. He’s a drinker, and then some. You can imagine his southern charm being effective not only in the courtroom, but on the women he encounters, too. He’s genuine, but even that has its limits. Haller surrounds himself with clients and co-workers; outside of his ex-wife, Maggie (Marisa Tomei), and his private investigator, Frank (William H. Macy), I wonder if he has a true friend. The man’s clients consist of murderers, rapists, prostitutes, drug dealers – the type of roster any star defense attorney might have.

Black Swan

Natalie Portman stars as Nina Sayers, an up-and-coming ballet dancer in New York City who finds herself in the lead role of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. She is initially chosen for the role as a replacement for veteran dancer Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) because she embodies the qualities of the White Swan – grace and beauty. Her technical perfection is clear, but her lusty French director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel, in his best English-language role to date), insists that she find her dark side, the Black Swan representing cunning and sensuality.

Someone Went Home On The Biggest Loser

Last night on The Biggest Loser, they managed to stretch about 45 minutes of show into a 2 hour long episode, and it showed. First, teams were given a test from each trainer on various aspects of what they’ve learned so far. After being graded up to 100 from each trainer, the highest combined point getter would receive a nice check for $10k, which may be chump change to what we see handed out weekly on The Amazing Race, but it’s still a nice reward.

Become an Actor: Casting Calls, Auditions, Make-Up, Headshots, and Production

The decision to become an actor can be daunting as it is a risky decision that takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. This article focuses on the resources that are available online to help you become an actor.

TRON’s Legacy – Not That Far Ahead

TRON: Legacy has its moments and I admit it is entertaining, but the film falls flat on a weak plot that is little more than a facsimile copy of the original. The original TRON had interesting characters to carry its plot, but Legacy’s characters will need the 3D dressing to un-flatten these performances. If you saw the original, nothing in this film will surprise you. It seems to be playing on old TRON fans’ curiosity of what they can do with the new CGI, whose best achievement is a young Jeff Bridges’s face. As for new viewers to the franchise, it may entertain but this film plays more like an all-night rave than a plot to save the world from digital oppression.

Un Chien Andalou – Kill Your Symbols

The film’s structure, even from the very opening title, is misleading and disorientating. Un Chien Andalou, which literally translates as An Andalusian Dog, takes place in Paris and contains no dog, nor even mentions one outside the title. This title and the opening scene quickly shatter any expectations the audience might have.

Zombieland – The New Age Of The Zombies

The release of Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later revitalized the zombie film genre by empowering the undead with a trait not seen in earlier movies: their zombies could run. Fast-moving zombies appealed to the tastes of modern moviegoers accustomed to horror films with a tighter pace and heightened tension.

Blue Valentine – Is This You?

2010 was an unusual year for me in that I saw only about a third (or less) of the number of new films I’ve seen in pretty much every year of the decade leading up to it. That said, of the few dozen I did manage to see (and we all know the film year isn’t over until around the time of the Academy Awards – the Super Bowl of movies – so there are more to be seen), Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine is my favorite. I might even venture an objective opinion (is that an oxymoron?) and say that it is absolutely the best film of the year.

Enter The Void

French filmmaker Gaspar Noe has always been known for the intensity of his vision. His 1998 debut, I Stand Alone, features one of the most unlikable protagonists in cinema history (Philippe Nahon’s brilliantly realized “The Butcher”), as well as moments of shockingly realistic violence and subject matter that includes incest and the brutal beating of a pregnant woman (who, it must be noted, is at least as unlikable as The Butcher himself). His highly polarizing 2002 follow-up, Irreversible, managed to drastically raise the already high ante with its horrifyingly unflinching and lengthy depictions of murder and rape; it may have had more theatrical walkouts than any single film in history, and has only arguably been topped by Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (2009) as the most disturbing film ever shown at the Cannes Film Festival.