This week, Wikileaks debuted an archive containing 173,000 of those hacked Sony emails that leaked in December. If you’re interested in the inner workings of the film business, you’ll find some of the offerings fascinating, like this one that finds an executive and director Cameron Crowe discussing Bradley Cooper and two of his co-stars, Bill Murray and Emma Stone, in Aloha. It at least gives a little insight into what Cooper’s like on set. More from AceShowBiz:
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Here are some of our picks for the best and most interesting offerings from Netflix streaming this month.
The Babadook (2014)
Last year’s critical darling (and one much-appreciated by Ticket) is many things: an unconventional spook story, an examination of suppressed parental grief and rage, and an art-house treatment of the standard boogey-man myth. But mostly, Jennifer Kent’s film is straight-up scary as hell. Served best at night, long after the kid(s) have been put safely to bed.
Last week, the good folks at theweek.com gave us a smorgasbord of what they called Netflix hacks to help improve your overall Netflix experience. While we technically wouldn’t call any of these “hacks” exactly, they do work as enhancers, broadening and strengthening your experience on the site. Here’s what they came up with:
1. Netflix Internacional: Perhaps you are a cultured, multi-cultural sort who would enjoy shows and movies from other countries not being shown in the States. This here browser extension, Hola, should have your bases covered. Essentially, it fools Netflix into thinking you’re based in another country, allowing you access to shows and films otherwise unavailable to you. As it’s technically not exactly on the up-and-up (and apparently Netflix doesn’t give this practice any kind of smiley face emoji), you are assuming a bit of a risk, but it’s your call to make.
2. Netflix Personalized: This is one for heavy users who would like more control over their Netflix experience. Brought to us by Lifehacker, the Chrome extension Flix Plus gives you all sorts of say on how the site runs for you: Check the IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes score, rate things by half-star (for extra precision), hide potential spoilers, and, most importantly, it allows you to filter recommendations so you don’t keep getting the same damn ones over and over.
He may have walked away empty-handed a few weeks ago at the Oscars, but last night Bradley Cooper scooted out of the MTV Movie Awards with a shiny box of golden popcorn in tow.
The Jenkintown star took home the prize for Best Male Performance for his portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper. He was there to accept the award, which he dedicated to Kyle. “Thank you, thank you. I want to thank MTV and the fans. It’s because of you that we have brought awareness for what the men and women in the military do everyday for us. Chris Kyle would have been 41 this week. Chris, this is for you.”
To win the award, Cooper beat out beat out Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) and Downingtown, Pa-native Miles Teller (Whiplash).
Fellow comedian Kevin Hart also took home an award last night: the special Comedic Genius Award. His speech pulled at some heartstrings, too: “I wanna thank my fiancée for being my rock right now. … I wanna thank my ex-wife for giving me these two kids who are my best friends right now; Heaven for being the most amazing daughter, Hendrix for being the most amazing son. My kids, I’m doing all of this for them. I’m trying to leave a legacy for them. Last but not least my fans—this is for y’all, I love y’all.”
Check out a quick video montage of highlights above.
We’ve heard it—and likely said it—a million times: Meryl Streep can do anything. But did we take into account that she might be taking on Springsteen?
Entertainment Weekly reports that the Queen of All Things Acting will sing tunes from The Boss, Lady Gaga, Tom Petty and more in Ricki and The Flash, a film in which she portrays the lead singer in a covers band called The Flash.
The film stars Nicole Kidman as the Philadelphia-born-and-raised Grace. It’s set in 1962—six years after she was married to Prince Rainier III of Monaco—when princess life starts to dull and she’s hankering to to be a movie star again. Kidman stars alongside Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega and Tim Roth, who plays Rainier III.
You can catch it on Monday, May 25th, when it airs on Lifetime at 8 pm. Check out the trailer below, but be warned: The royal family of Monaco panned that, too, saying it “appears to be a farce and confirms the totally fictional nature of this film.”
It’s a special kind of terror that sits on your shoulders when, after doing your best to keep your nose in the air and parse out rational, cutting movie critique, you realize that your favorite modern movie series is Fast and Furious.
It may be one of those special-circumstance-of-young-adulthood things, like going shopping for healthy groceries and coming home with a loaf of bread, Dr. Pepper, and five boxes of Gushers; or trying to re-learn how to dunk, even though your brain keeps telling you that your knee will fall apart like the chassis of a 1990 Corolla dropping out at 60 MPH on the thruway. It’s one of those quixotic, silly, confounding moments that help you realize that, in spite of all the trappings of professionalism and governmental subservience, you are still a kid, and sentimental. And that you like when cars go boom.
We rounded up some of our favorite lesbian movies on Netflix Instant Streaming, adding in each of their Rotten Tomatoes scores to back up our claims. We’ve included some well-known films, like the much-talked-about Blue is the Warmest Color and the Meryl Streep-starring The Hours to some under-the-radar picks that we think you might enjoy. Lesbian aliens, anyone?
A Marine Story: “A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp.” While working with the teenager, the Marine officer struggles with accepting herself.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%
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