I see tons of movies and, being an obsessive, have a Word doc of every movie I’ve seen in the theatre since 1990 and who I saw it with. The last one was the Keira Knightly / Mark Ruffalo thing called Begin Again. Before that, Obvious Child, which I loved, and, before that, 22 Jump Street at the drive-in theatre. Due to having my nerdtastic list, I can also tell you the first movie I saw in, say, 1994. (It was Demolition Man.) (According to my document, I saw it with “Ali, Jeff, Dan, Derek, and Mike H.” I have no idea who Mike H. is.)
Stephen Falk, ‘OITNB’ writer, creator of ‘You’re the Worst’ | Uproxx

Very helpful! Five of the nominated films are available to stream on Netflix

Infographic: Movies that passed the Bechdel Test made more money in 2013 | Vocativ

Infographic: Movies that passed the Bechdel Test made more money in 2013 | Vocativ

  • INK AND BONE by Zak Olkewicz
  • GAY KID AND FAT CHICK by Bo Burnham
  • BURY THE LEAD by Justin Kremer
  • EXTINCTION by Spenser Cohen
  • SPOTLIGHT by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • THE MAYOR OF SHARK CITY by Nick Creature and Michael Sweeney
  • THE END OF THE TOUR by Donald Margulies
  • FULLY WRECKED by Jake Morse & Scott Wolman
  • PURE O by Kate Trefry
  • CAPSULE by Ian Shorr
  • SHOVEL BUDDIES by Jason Mark Hellerman
  • BURN SITE by Doug Simon
  • THE COMPANY MAN by Andrew Cypiot
  • SWEETHEART by Jack Stanley
  • INQUEST by Josh Simon
  • THE BOY AND HIS TIGER by Dan Dollar
  • LINE OF DUTY by Cory Miller

Available for $56.49 on Blu-ray (60% off) and $40.49 on DVD (60% off), these sets include the first 10 ‘Star Trek’ movies across 12 discs. This deal will expire at the end of the week. Boldly go.

Take today’s Emmy nominations, which, though there were, as always, a few surprises and snubs, generally rewarded the prestige dramas—House of Cards, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland—that most people regard as the best stuff on TV. Compare that to any year’s Oscar nominations, which encompass multiple filmmaking styles and span the studio and indie world and still rarely scratch the surface of what critics and serious moviegoers consider the best of the year. Or just consider the wild range of movies on view in a critics’ poll of the best 2013 movies so far, from Before Midnight to Upstream Color to Spring Breakers (and that’s just the top three—and we’re still months away from Oscar season).

I think the same variation exists in TV, but this is an interesting counterpoint to consider to today’s most frequent mantra.

They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.

Nobody remembers, it seems, how many people said Bridesmaids would fail. And it didn’t! But it didn’t matter.

“Demons in horror movies can target people or be summoned,” Mr. Bruzzese said in a gravelly voice, by way of example. “If it’s a targeting demon, you are likely to have much higher opening-weekend sales than if it’s summoned. So get rid of that Ouija Board scene.”


“All screenwriters think their babies are beautiful,” he said, taking a chug of Diet Dr Pepper followed by a gulp of Diet Coke and a drag on a Camel. “I’m here to tell it like it is: Some babies are ugly.”

Summer Movies List 2013

It’s that time again. The 5th Annual PCB Summer Movie List!

With the release of ‘Iron Man 3’ this weekend we’re officially entering summer blockbuster season. Keeping with tradition of the past four years, (yikes, has it really been that long) below are all of the summer movies I’m interested in seeing (subject to change based on buzz and reception). 

I do this mostly as a reference for myself, and like usual I’ll be crossing off the ones I’ve seen and linking to any reviews I write. Look for sporadic reblogs of this post throughout the summer to check in on my progress.

  • 'Iron Man 3' - May 3
  • 'The Great Gatsby' - May 10
  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' - May 17
  • 'The Hangover Part III' - May 24
  • 'After Earth' - May 31
  • 'The Kings of Summer' - May 31
  • 'The Internship' - June 7
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' - June 7
  • 'Man of Steel' - June 14
  • 'This Is The End' - June 14
  • 'The Bling Ring' - June 14
  • 'Monsters University' - June 21
  • 'World War Z' - June 21
  • 'The Heat' - June 28
  • 'The Way Way Back' - July 5
  • 'Pacific Rim' - July 12
  • 'RIPD' - July 19
  • 'The Wolverine' - July 26
  • 'Blue Jasmine' - July 26
  • 'Elysium' - Aug 9
  • 'Kick-Ass 2' - Aug 16
  • 'The To-Do List' - Aug 16
  • 'The World's End' - Aug 23


There is a problem in Hollywood that isn’t changing.  Three female directors of 2013, Kimberly Peirce (Carrie), Jennifer Lee (Disney’s Frozen), and Tina Gordon Chism (Peeples), speak on the the movie industry’s gender divide.