In Eric Rohmer’s wordy romantic comedy, everyone is hot, bothered and bored. The third film in the French director’s “comedies and proverbs” series (and the second from the series to feature in this list), it takes place in a Normandy beach town and centres on 15-year-old Pauline (Amanda Langlet), a gangly, mousy teen who serves as the sensible foil to her flighty blond bombshell older cousin Marion (Arielle Dombasle). “A wagging tongue bites itself”, reads the opening title card, a wink to the film’s twisting, intellectual, and ultimately self-defeating discussions about love. It’s also a delicious time capsule of a 1980s summer holiday, from Marion’s teased bouffant to the Club Med-style outfits that are worn to a makeshift disco at the local community centre. SH … [Read more...] about The 25 greatest summer films
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The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”). … [Read more...] about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Barbie Comic-Con Exclusive Revealed
In Vegas, Gentry dedicated a spot to Elvis and appeared to dress in tribute to the star: Bradburn recalls her “karate-style bell-bottomed jumpsuit” with its jewelled high collar. Like Elvis, she would remove a lightly sweat-flecked scarf from her neck each night and hand it to an audience member. “We collaborated on ideas for production numbers,” says Bradburn, “and she was present for dancer and singer auditions. We selected very masculine guys with good bodies ... they were often shirtless.” Among the more extravagant set pieces they concocted were “a Mardi Gras show with six carnival floats built on golf carts so they could move about the stage” and a 30-minute Sgt Pepper segment “that ended with Bobbie in a star-decorated trapeze flying above the stage for Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”. Over seven years, they did seven new shows, always themed. “We always had a southern swamp opening, lots of hanging Spanish moss … [Read more...] about Bobbie Gentry: whatever happened to the trailblazing queen of country?
Famously, Eilish was filmed mouthing the words “please don’t be me” before her name was called for album of the year and for the fourth time that night. “Can I just say Ariana [Grande] deserves this?” Eilish said in her acceptance speech as Grande, who was nominated for her album Thank U, Next, sweetly blew her kisses. … [Read more...] about Billie Eilish Talks Self-Image and ‘Never Comparing Myself’ to Other Female Artists