Celebrity weight loss stories are called out as destructive and anti-feminist. And yet, there's something refreshing -- and, perhaps, even healthy -- about those celebrities who publicly discuss their ups and downs.
I am going to literally unfriend them and literally walk to their apartment to check their pulse to make sure they didn't literally die. When you literally die, you're dead and cannot post on Facebook.
As the end of the year approaches, we distill the people, moments, and trends that were inescapable on Instagram, ubiquitous on the street-style circuit, and always had us coming back for more.
Russell's talent as a director of icons of today's cinema makes this film happen. Stars listen to him, want to work with him and everyone shines. The plot is filled with twists, turns and then some.
"Sorry, as a magazine editor, I know what it's like to flip through dozens of shots to find the right one. And, do you know what gets my e-mail gong? "That shot, her lipstick is smudged. Her shirt is wrinkled."
Some might find some of the performances in American Hustle to be maudlin (I did not); some might find that hairdos and costumes render some of the characters to be caricatures (I did not); but the profundity of the pathos elicited by Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner is undeniable.
It's hard to believe that David O. Russell's first feature film was an incest comedy called Spanking the Monkey. Now, with his track record of critically-acclaimed dramedies, he has his pick of Hollywood's A-list talent, some of whom reached that level because of him.
At heart, American Hustle is about love among con artists - is it ever real? Or is it always a con? And how can you tell the difference?
In some ways, the YA dystopian novels of the early 21st Century can be looked upon as narrative handbooks for navigating an uncertain and murky future.
No matter what type of foot problem you may have, when you place arch supports in your sandals, high heels or running shoes your foot will automatically become more supported, comfortable and improve the wear pattern of your shoes.
Ever since Star Wars, we've increasingly gone more and more towards movies that convince us that we are secretly more powerful and more interesting than the world lets on. We can not get enough of that story!
We'll look into whether there's story enough to support two-and-a-half hours of screen time, whether the return to the bloody Hunger Games competition is worth the trip, and whether all the characters have a preternaturally intimate understanding of human nature or are just damn lucky.
There's not much to say about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, because it does what it's supposed to.
There is no rhyme or reason to how this all works. I have no advice for Natalie Portman or Gwyneth Paltrow or Anne Hathaway or any of the myriad other actresses who might hope to attain this kind of good will so easily. It is just inside you, like Cleopatra in that rug.
Fantasy is writing reality here, and dictating what people, or at least some people, will look like. What is that scarf Katniss has on? I want it. (If you don't know who Katniss is, you have a lot to catch up on.) I've never experienced such a vague line between real and not-real.
It's Halloween, all of the local construction companies are sold out of wrecking balls, you're sitting there alone next to that "Sexy Lorax" costume you made last year out of 50 potatoes and a live Persian cat, and now you're panicking.