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Liv Tyler Plays Weak Female Characters, Which Is Apparently What We Need Right Now

Liv Tyler Plays Weak Female Characters, Which Is Apparently What We Need Right Now

The last two movies I’ve seen Liv Tyler in, she’s been the central female character, and a weak one at that: A former drug addict who’s been rescued by a sweet man but finds herself easily falling under the control of a controlling yet seductive jerk thanks to her docile personality. That counts for both Super and The Ledge. (And That Thing You Do! and Armageddon, now that we think about it.) Obviously there’s a formula Tyler’s got in her head. But why would she want to follow it — in both films, her character is meek and lost, hardly speaking above a murmur and terrified of the man who holds her in check.

According to Carina Chocano, this is a good thing. More »

Movie Trailer Deja Vu: Comparing ‘Footloose’ 1984 to ‘Footloose’ 2011

Movie Trailer Deja Vu: Comparing 'Footloose' 1984 to 'Footloose' 2011

What should you do when you have a famous iconic movie that everyone has seen? Make it again with new people, obviously. Footloose came out in 1984. It had great success at the box office, but that isn’t stopping Hollywood from remaking it in the least necessary way. Taking apart the trailers from the soon-to-be-released 2011 version and the original 1984 version, we find that they are almost the exact same movie (but the new version has grinding! lots of grinding!) despite the attempt at modernization. More »

5 Questions We Have About The ‘X-Men: First Class’ Poster

5 Questions We Have About The 'X-Men: First Class' Poster

So yesterday the entire Internet threw a giant tantrum and had to be put down for a N-A-P when the first unofficial (?) still from X-Men: First Class was leaked. They didn’t like it! Waaah! Our collective childhood memory of Marvel mutants will be tarnished forever! And then how will Optimus Prime ever get off the moon?! Let it go, babies.

Still, we have a couple of questions for director Michael Vaughn about his X-men reboot. More »