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Brad Pitt Has Regular Movie Nights With David Fincher, and They Sound Exhausting

Watching a movie with Brad Pitt sounds like a dream — and if it plays out like the wonderful, frequently memed scene from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it probably is. But if Pitt’s movie buddy is David Fincher, that changes things up completely. Fincher is infamous for being an intense and meticulous filmmaker, and it turns out he’s an intense and meticulous movie-watcher. Pitt revealed that he and his Seven and Fight Club director have regular movie nights, and that sound...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, David, Netflix, Bill Belichick, Steven Soderbergh, Brad-Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, David-Fincher, Fight Club, Pitt, Fincher, Soderbergh, Seven and Fight Club, Real Life Weirdness, Mank


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets Some Love from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota City Council, of All Places

Rian Johnson has been a real trooper on Twitter for the past three years. Despite the exorbitant amount of hate that his 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi has received from certain circles, Johnson has taken it like a champ, spreading humor and goodwill with his followers, and mostly ignoring the trolls that pile into his replies. But even Johnson needs some support every now and then, and a viral video of a Last Jedi fan getting the film’s greatness on the record with the Sioux Falls, South D...
Tags: LucasFilm, Real Life Weirdness, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Twitter, Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi


‘Riverdale’ Actress Marisol Nichols’ Secret Job as an Undercover Sex Trafficking Agent is Being Turned into a TV Show

In a twist even wilder than (some of) the twists on Riverdale, one of the stars of the CW show, Marisol Nichols, has revealed herself to be an undercover agent in the fight against sex trafficking. And her story is being turned into a TV show. In a profile for Marie Claire, Nichols revealed that for the past six years, she has been working undercover with agents from the FBI, Operation Underground Railroad, and local law enforcement to hunt child predators. Nichols used her acting skills to f...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Lionsgate, Marie Claire, Sony Pictures Television, Cw, True Story, Nichols, Riverdale, Marisol Nichols, Hermione Lodge, Real Life Weirdness, Marie Claire Nichols, FBI Operation Underground Railroad, Foundation for a Slavery Free World


Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Prank Involved Crashing an Alt-Right Rally For a Racist Singalong

It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The notorious provocateur and satirist, who has built up a reputation for pranking real people while in disguise for his projects, has apparently staged his latest prank at an alt-right rally. Baron Cohen reportedly crashed a rally for the far-right militia group known as the Washington Three Percenters, leading the rally in a racist singalong before he nearly caused a riot and was chased out by the crowd. The Washington state news outlet The O...
Tags: Movies, Obama, California, Washington, America, Showtime, Sacha-Baron-Cohen, Wuhan, Political, Southern California, Cohen, Baron Cohen, Real Life Weirdness, CNN the World Health Organization, Yelm City, James Connor Blair


Even ‘Contagion’ Couldn’t Prepare Steven Soderbergh for How “Deeply Irrational” Everyone is Acting During the Pandemic

Directing Contagion may have prepared Steven Soderbergh for a pandemic, but not for the deeply stupid human behavior that people have had in response to a pandemic. The filmmaker’s acclaimed 2011 thriller was ahead of the curve — showing the breakdown of society and difficulties of curbing the spread of a deadly virus long before coronavirus (COVID-19) even existed. Contagion was a famously realistic take on the pandemic movie, with Soderbergh employing a team of researchers and consultants to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, White House, Steven-Soderbergh, Jude Law, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Scott, DGA, Soderbergh, Scott Z Burns, Real Life Weirdness, Contagion


Louisiana Police Apologize for Using ‘The Purge’ Siren to Signal the Start of Coronavirus Curfew

In The Purge, a blaring siren signals the start of violence and mayhem as all crimes — including murder — become legal for 12 hours. It’s only the dystopian premise of a fictional horror series, thank goodness, but every once in a while, when the world gets really bad, the internet will joke that we’re not too far from going through a real-life Purge. So, at a time when the country is especially on edge amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s not a great coincidence when the police of Cr...
Tags: Movies, Abc, America, Louisiana, Crowley, Indiewire, Gibson, Acadia Parish, Broussard, Crowley Louisiana, James DeMonaco, The Purge, KATC, Crowley Police Department, Real Life Weirdness, Coronavirus


Moviefone is Bankrupt, Now Being Run By Only One Employee

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and the real-life saga of Moviefone certainly is a strange one. The entertainment brand has been kicking around since the ’80s, reaching its zenith in the ’90s as the hottest call line in town for listings of local movie showtimes. But following its acquisition by the parent company behind the also-doomed MoviePass, Moviefone is no longer. Helios & Matheson have declared Moviefone bankrupt, laying off all employees of the once-popular telephone service — ex...
Tags: Movies, Aol, Cosmo, Helios, Moviefone, Matheson, Business and Industry News, Michael Richard, Cosmo Kramer, Real Life Weirdness, Helios Matheson, MoviePass Moviefone, Kramer Variety


Seeing Movies in Theaters is Exercise Now, According to Science

Time to hit the gym — er, your nearest local movie theater. According to science, those two are basically the same, as a new study says that going to the movies “could be as good for your health as a ‘light form of cardio’ exercise.” Now you’ve solved how to get going on those New Year’s resolutions. The Times reported on a study conducted by University College London scientists, who discovered that a trip to the movie theater could be as good for your health as a “light form of cardio” exerc...
Tags: Movies, Times, University College London, Safdie Brothers, Real Life Weirdness


Lightsaber Dueling is Now Recognized as an Official Sport in France

France is light years ahead of the rest of the world. The country has now recognized lightsaber dueling as an official sport, in an attempt to bring fencing to a younger generation raised on Star Wars. But France may get more applicants to lightsaber duels than they bargained for — young and old generations alike are probably eager to wield those special illuminated blades. Soon you can re-enact that Rey and Kylo lightsaber duel from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a setting outside of your livi...
Tags: Movies, France, Sci-fi, Associated Press, Lucasfilm, Lightsaber, Rey, Star-Wars, Real Life Weirdness, French Fencing Federation


‘Dating Around’ Trailer: Netflix Has a Dating Reality Show Now

There’s nothing like spending Valentine’s Day on your couch watching unrealistically beautiful people navigate the pitfalls of dating. But that’s what Netflix is giving us with its latest foray into reality television, Dating Around. The reality series follows six real-life singles through a series of blind dates, looking and sounding better than you ever will. Watch the Dating Around trailer and feel good about your love life below. Dating Around Trailer The glossy The Hills-style prod...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, TV Trailer, Terrace House, Real Life Weirdness, Dating Around, Chris Culvenor Paul Franklin, Alycia Rossiter


Poacher Forced to Repeatedly Watch ‘Bambi’ as Punishment For Deer-Related Crimes

We know the CIA has used “enhanced interrogation techniques” like playing songs at loud volume to torture detainees, but has a judge ever ordered a prisoner to repeatedly watch a movie as a form of punishment? I guess there’s a first time for everything, because Lawrence County Judge Robert George ordered a convicted deer poacher to watch the Walt Disney Animation movie Bambi as part of his sentence – and the prisoner has to watch it more than once. Get the details below. According to the Sp...
Tags: Movies, Legal, Missouri, Animation, Cia, Walt Disney, Alice, Berry, Bambi, Springfield News, Lawrence County, Robert George, Missouri Department of Conservation, Walt Disney Animation, Disney/Pixar, Family Films


‘All Good Things’ DVD Commentary Might Be Used as Evidence Against ‘The Jinx’ Subject in Court

America’s obsession with true crime stories continues today, but the genre may have peaked back in 2015 with The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the HBO limited series that made headlines because of the show’s extraordinary ending. I won’t spoil it (yet), but suffice it to say that the final seconds contain one of the most astounding moments in television history. Now there’s a new development in the case: the prosecution have asked the judge handling Durst’s case to allow them to us...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Legal, America, Beverly Hills, Ryan Gosling, Los Angeles Times, True Story, Magnolia, The Jinx, Susan Berman, Robert Durst, Berman, Andrew Jarecki, Durst, Beverley Hills


A Non-‘Rick and Morty’ Fan Goes to a ‘Rick and Morty’ Pop-Up Bar

I have never seen an episode of Rick and Morty. The only impression I have of this series (which plenty of people with great taste have told me is “really good, you should watch it!”) is an unfortunate one involving Szechuan sauce and a viral McDonald’s video. You know the one I’m talking about. But a few bad fans don’t a bad show make, so when I heard that a Rick and Morty-themed pop-up bar was opening in Washington, D.C., I was curious enough to check it out. Any series that inspires its fans...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Washington, Sci-fi, Features, Animation, Cartoon Network, McDonald, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Featured Stories Sidebar, Drink Company, Real Life Weirdness, Wubba Lubba Dub Pub


A Man Died After Getting His Head Trapped Under a Movie Theater Seat

Going to the movies just got a whole lot more dangerous. A movie theater is supposed to be a safe haven for cinephiles — a place where you can sit back, gorge yourself on popcorn, and not worry about any freak accidents. But dangers lurk around every corner, and apparently, even the nice, luxurious seats offer their own dangers. A Birmingham, U.K., man has died in a freak movie theater accident. A moviegoer at the Vue Cinema theater in Birmingham died under terrifying and tragic circumstance...
Tags: Death, Movies, Birmingham, Aurora Colorado, Star City, Birmingham Mail, Real Life Weirdness, Vue Cinema, Movie Theater Seat, Birmingham U K


WTF: The DC Extended Universe is an Unofficial Name That Was Created as a Joke

Why so serious? Because we’ve all been duped for years, that’s why. When word came out earlier today about Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s revamped take on their cinematic universe, you may have noticed that we didn’t refer to it as the DC Extended Universe, or “DCEU,” in our article. That’s because we’ve discovered that we’ve all spent the past few years looking like fools: it turns out that term is an unofficial name that was literally made up by a reporter as a joke and was somehow adopt...
Tags: Wtf, Movies, Sequels, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Entertainment Weekly, Warner Brothers, Johns, WB, Geoff Johns, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Staskiewicz, DC Extended Universe, Abraham Riesman, Real Life Weirdness