Melissa McCarthy stays cool while confronting sexist movie reviewer

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The actress Melissa McCarthy gave a perfect lesson in how to call out sexist criticism this week. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , she discussed an infamous review of her 2014 film Tammy in which a critic seemed to tie her acting ability to her physical appearance See also: Sorry, haters: 'Mad Max' is an 'incredible feminist movie' "He'd said basically I'm only a good actress when I look attractive and that my husband [ Tammy director Ben Falcone] shouldn't be allowed to direct me because he let me be, to look hideous in this movie," McCarthy said. "It was a lot of things and kind of, how dare women not look beautiful, attractive and perfect in a movie?" Read more... More about Entertainment , Women , Hollywood , Gender , and Film Read more »

5 hot titles from Cannes, where red-carpet selfies are considered ‘grotesque’

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CANNES, France — Grab your sunglasses and fancy shoes, but leave that selfie stick behind. It's time for the 68th Annual Festival de Cannes, the most spectacular, sensational and, yes, snootiest event in the international cinema calendar. In an effort to keep this invitation-only event above the fray, festival big Thierry Frémaux has made it clear that red carpet social media snaps are a faux pas. They don't just slow down proceedings, they are “ridiculous and grotesque.” It's that level of 'tude, and the danger of those notorious boos, that gets filmmakers into a froth about debuting here. SEE ALSO: 9 things that popped at the Sundance Film Festival Read more... More about Movies , Film Festivals , Entertainment , Film , and Cannes Film Festival Read more »

10 elder fashion icons who prove style is timeless

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For the stylish Iris Apfel, age is nothing but a number Dubbed the "rare bird of fashion," the 93-year-old New Yorker is one of fashion's oldest icons. Famous for wearing huge, black-rimmed glasses and countless accessories, Apfel's impressive life has gotten the documentary treatment See also: 10 chic fanny packs because that's a thing that exists Directed by the late Albert Maysles (famous for Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter ), Iris is a look into the everyday life of the chic nonagenarian. It spans her youth in Queens, her fashionable ascent and her love life with husband Carl, who is 101 years old. Read more... More about Fashion , Style , Features , Clothing , and Lifestyle Read more »

Native American actors walk off set of Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie

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A group of Native American actors working on Adam Sandler's upcoming Western spoof for Netflix walked off set Wednesday in protest of the film's content, which they saw as offensive. About a dozen actors from The Ridiculous Six , a satirical ode to The Magnificent Seven , the 1960 classic starring Steve McQueen, left the set. See also: 1898: Portraits of Native Americans from 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show “I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it," actor Loren Anthony told Indian Country Today Media Network. "Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So I agreed to it but on Monday things started getting weird on the set." Read more... More about Netflix , Movies , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

‘Lego Movie’ writer/directors to create animated ‘Spider-Man’ film for Sony

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LAS VEGAS — The Lego Movie writer/directors Phillip Lord and Chris Miller are creating a fully animated Spider-Man film for Sony Pictures, the studio announced Wednesday night at CinemaCon. Tom Rothman, the studio's newly minted chairman after the departure of Amy Pascal , broke the news from the stage at Ceasars Palace, where hundreds of exhibitors were on hand for the annual confab with Hollywood studios. SEE ALSO: 'Inside Out' first look: Brain science that punches all the feel buttons The animated Spider-Man film, which Sony will co-produce with Marvel Studios, will fit in with existing planned and upcoming Marvel films, Rothman said. Sony also announced a sequel to The Equalizer , by way of a title card that was flashed onscreen for all of two seconds. Read more... Read more »

Striking ballet dancers pose against gritty urban backdrops

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Dancers can make anything around them look beautiful Photographer Omar Robles, 34, has made that the theme of his work. Based in New York City, he takes stunning photographs of dancers set against gritty urban backdrops. Subway cars, alleyways and the streets of the city all serve as a playground for the dancers he captures "I'm in love with how you can express and create all these beautiful lines and movements with just the human body," he tells Mashable . See also: Strong is the new pretty: Photographer shows her daughters' natural beauty Robles got his start in the art world studying mime theater, later discovering photography as a college student. About 42,000 Instagram followers later , Robles is a bonafide photographer with an eye for striking dance portraits, and a dedicated social media following Read more... More about Photography , Features , Dance , Ballet , and Film Read more »

How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

 It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative. When done successfully, your attention is held by that narrative, not by the technical achievements that made it possible. With Inside Out, its newest feature due later this year, Pixar had its own unique set of technical challenges to overcome. A bigger vision… Read More Read more »

11 Disney songs clearly about doin’ it

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It’s no secret that Disney movies are chock-full of innuendoes. Whether intentional or not, many Disney movies from your childhood features some secret dirty line or background art that got past the censors. Sometimes though, Disney’s NSFW-ness is less seen and more heard. See also: 'Frozen' sequel is coming from Disney Almost every Disney movie has a love story, and every romance eventually leads to the parties in question making G-rated love. (A true love's kiss, if you will.) So the adult viewer instead just has to assume that these coupled characters are sealing the deal by picking up on strong hints of sexual tension in the music. That’s where Disney love songs come in. Read more... More about Disney , Film , Music , Watercooler , and Videos Read more »

Dramatic video shows the first and final frames of 55 iconic movies

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An eerie video showing the opening and closing shots of 55 iconic movies just became every cinephiles' favorite thing on the Internet Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney created the supercut to show how important opening and closing frames are for exploring a film's dynamic themes and elements, according to the video's description. Some shots show similarities between the beginnings and ends of movies, while others show drastic changes See also: The most iconic movies filmed in each state Full disclosure: Paul Blart: Mall Cop didn't make it into the video. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more.. Read more »

Why Baby Groot stopped dancing when Drax looked up

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LOS ANGELES — There's no better way to ruin a joke than to explain it, so we'll let this slide as a "confirmation": Baby Groot didn't want Drax to see him dancing at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy because Drax the Destroyer isn't really down with dancing. Which ... we kind of assumed. But that little shade of ambiguity was in part why the scene worked; like Guardians itself, it was kooky, random and you just went with it. SEE ALSO: Baby Groot — Officially Licensed! — Will Dance Under Your Christmas Tree But for what it's worth, director James Gunn revealed on comedian Doug Benson's podcast that the Dancing Baby Groot moment actually had an antecedent scene, which didn't make the final cut. In it, still-full-grown Groot is awkwardly dancing to "Livin' Thing" by ELO, and Drax clearly disapproves. Read more... More about Movies , Entertainment , Film , Guardians Of The Galaxy , and Groot Read more »