Month: December 2014

6 positive lessons hollywood can learn from the sony hack

This article originally appeared on MTV News. The massive hack and subsequent release of personal, corporate and creative data from Sony over the past several weeks has been devastating. In addition to the unprecedented cancellation and reinstatement of a multi-million dollar movie and a threat of terrorist action, personal information of employees and collaborators was made […] Read more…

all i want for christmas is a non-gendered toy

This article originally appeared on MTV News. When I was a kid, about this time of year I was perma-lurking around the Christmas tree, eyeing up that pile every day for any new boxes made out to Lil’ Baby Kase. Every package was shaken and considered carefully, its contents triumphantly announced. I was basically a […] Read more…

cameron diaz’s inspo for her ‘annie’ villain: ‘drunk on heels’

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. Get More: Music News When it comes to remaking a classic like “Annie,” there’s a challenge for actors in owning their well-loved roles while still bringing their own take to the character. That’s the issue that Cameron Diaz faced in her performance as Miss Hannigan in the upcoming […] Read more…

upset about ‘the interview’? here’s one way you can fight back

This article originally appeared on MTV News. It’s hard right now to feel like moviegoers have any power. “The Interview,” the film at the center of North Korea’s massive hack, subsequent leak of information from Sony, and, ultimately, athreat of terrorist action, has been pulled from release. There are no plans for a later release […] Read more…

why isn’t there any sex in ‘harry potter’?

This article originally appeared on MTV News. r a certain (large) group of people, “Harry Potter” is synonymous with adolescence and growing up, becoming the wizard person you’re meant to be. It’s about challenges, friendship, morality and all the things you grapple with as you wander through your teenaged years — except sex. I read […] Read more…

here’s why shailene woodley’s back looks so effing jacked in the new ‘insurgent’ trailer

This article originally appeared on MTV News. So, about that “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” trailer. A mystery box! Houses falling off cliffs! Doppelgangers fighting real-el-gangers! All of these wonders of motion picture technology and effects fade in the blinding woah-ness of one thing that makes an unforgettable appearance in the brand new “Insurgent” trailer. Shailene […] Read more…

6 things you need to know about ‘wild’

This article originally appeared on MTV News. It’s just about time to get “Wild.” The movie, which Reese Witherspoon both produced and stars in, is based on the bestselling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, detailing her life-changing trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, a path that stretches from the California-Mexico border all the way up to […] Read more…

katniss meets the lumineers: the real bands behind amazing movie songs

This article originally appeared on MTV News. Hit pause on that illegal loop of “The Hanging Tree” and think for a second. The words that Jennifer Lawrence is singing in that stirring sequence in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” were written in Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, sure, but it took […] Read more…