Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Recycled Ideas Galore in Awkward 'Get Hard' <p><span class="dropcap">C</span>ross culture buddy comedies are a tradition in America. So is&nbsp;teaming up huge comedic stars. And so is making fun of white people for being cowards. <em>Get Hard</em> recycles all these ideas in a predictable, surprisingly friendly&nbsp;way, but it doesn't improve on any of them. With the exception of a few inspired moments&nbsp;of clever writing, <a href="/Will+Ferrell">Will Ferrell</a> and <a href="/Kevin+Hart">Kevin Hart</a>'s new comedy is totally forgettable.</p> <p><em>Get Hard</em> begins with James King (Ferrell) waking up pleasantly in his modern mansion with his beautiful wife (<a href="/Alison+Brie">Alison Brie</a>). He goes to work, makes millions, makes partner, and is suddenly arrested for fraud at his own party. Even more quickly, he's tried, convicted, and sentenced to ten years in San Quentin, a term he doesn't have to start for 30 days so he uses that time to learn "how not to be someone's bitch."&nbsp;</p> <p>For help, he turns to Darnell (Hart), the dude who washes his car. Darnell's no hardened criminal, but he's black, and James immediately assumes he's been to prison. Seeking $30,000 for his new car wash, Darnell agrees to prep James for the big house. That's the set-up and it's just as rushed as&nbsp;it seems.</p> <p>From the opening frame, James is a crier. Ferrell and his writers, director Etan Cohen and the<em> Key and Peele</em> team of Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, fully establish James' deep cowardice. He backs down from his wife, worships her dad, his boss (<a href="/Craig+T.+Nelson">Craig T. Nelson</a>), and he shrinks like a frightened turtle when he first sees Darnell approach him in his hoodie.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2W4OtVADZul" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2W4OtVADZul"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/_KcIyJd_K3kx.jpg" title="Get Hard" alt="Recycled Ideas Galore in Awkward 'Get Hard' " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Brothers</div> </div> </div> <p>It's hard to root for a wimp. And <em>Get Hard</em> gives us two. By making Hart a normal guy instead of a real criminal, the movie is working against itself. <em>Get Hard</em>'s best sequences&nbsp;find James in the middle of the Crenshaw Kings, led by Darnell's cousin, Russell (<a href="/T.I.">T.I.</a>). That's what we want: The wimpiest white guy imaginable in the middle of a South Central gang hangout. That way, the comedy can be pushed to extremes. Instead Darnell trains James in the mansion by turning his tennis court into "the yard" and making him sleep on a cot. There's a Gondry-esque charm to the guys playing make believe, but it seems like a wasted opportunity to get Ferrell in a room with some seriously thugged out dudes and have some fun.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="FQPL0OWsF7A" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="FQPL0OWsF7A"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/kyzEctq3Dhyx.jpg" title="Get Hard" alt="Recycled Ideas Galore in Awkward 'Get Hard' " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Brothers</div> </div> </div> <p>Also,&nbsp;the topical humor is well and good, but the stuff used in <em>Get Hard</em> is dated. Making Ferrell a Wall Street trader who jokes about taking people's money and not feeling bad is a bit on the nose. Likewise, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin">Trayvon Martin</a>&nbsp;reference with Hart in the hoodie is overcooked. This type of humor doesn't fit Ferrell's style, and it's not really funny anyways, it's observationally funny - the type of joke writing that belongs in the <em>Saturday Night Live</em> prologue with the rest of the easiest punchlines of the week.&nbsp;</p> <p>What <em>Get Hard</em> does have, that no weak writing can take away, is Ferrell. Long the comedic treasure of his generation, the 47-year-old is still as verbally creative&nbsp;as ever, dropping lines like "How many times did I breathe in clean air fragrant with lavender, and take it for granted?" And he gets a bunch of&nbsp;chances to shine, like when he practices his smack talking with a digital recorder. It's the magic of Ferrell's sarcasm that creates the most laughs. But he's shackled by a story that makes him the student to Hart's teacher. Ferrell&nbsp;is historically funnier playing the leader, but he has to follow Hart most of the time in<em> Get Hard</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For Hart's fans, they should enjoy the comedian's high energy performance. But I'm in the camp that believes he's best as a supporting actor, not a lead. He can pull off lead roles because he's so likable, but he's funnier in short bursts, like a spitballing machine gun. Listening to him motor his way through scene after scene in <em>Get Hard</em> is exhausting. And he's overmatched by Ferrell, who has a history of outshining his co-stars (Jon Heder, Mark Wahlberg, Zach Galifianakis). But&nbsp;I give credit to both the actors for their dedication to the material. The only reason the movie is watchable at all is because of its two stars. <em>Get Hard</em> is too often lazy, too often redundant, and too often reliant on old ideas without supplying&nbsp;any new ones of its own.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget left html-widget w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5XxUtsJ6yQE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="900" height="506" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jTi-h6zNDLg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sAqa_CqGa8x" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="sAqa_CqGa8x"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3njzSOimiNZx.jpg" title="Get Hard poster" alt="'Get Hard'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Brothers</div> </div> </div> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:39:49 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Will+Ferrell/articles/wbjbJ0_KfAU/Recycled+Ideas+Galore+Awkward+Get+Hard wbjbJ0_KfAU Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1KnWOAk0U5F" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="1KnWOAk0U5F"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/8tA5c28EbAKl.jpg" title="The Babadook" alt="Noah Wiseman in The Babadook. (IFC Films)" /></div> <div class="below">Noah Wiseman in <em>The Babadook</em>. (IFC Films)</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">A</span>nother month down in 2015 means a new revolving selection of titles on Netflix. Here are all the new movies and TV shows&nbsp;you can expect to see in April, as well as everything that expires.</p> <p>Netflix's new <em>Daredevil</em> TV series, <em>Hot Fuzz, The Babadook,</em> <em>Noah,</em> and the final season of<em> Sons of Anarchy</em>&nbsp;are the highlights coming next month amongst another list of additions. And you can kiss <em>The Karate Kid</em> and <em>Peewee's Big Adventure</em> goodbye.&nbsp;Watch them quick one more time this weekend before they disappear.&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">New to Netflix in April:</h3> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 1</strong></span></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nD9O4ernANx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nD9O4ernANx"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/mEjZTX34ywkx.jpg" title="Underworld poster" alt="Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Screen Gems</div> </div> </div> <p><em>And Now ... Ladies and Gentlemen..&nbsp;(2002)<br /></em><em>Bandolero&nbsp;(2000)</em><br /><em>Barnyard&nbsp;(2006)</em><br /><em>Bound&nbsp;(1996)</em><br /><em>Buffalo Soldiers&nbsp;(2001)</em><br /><em>Down to Earth&nbsp;(2001)</em><br /><em>Leprechaun 3&nbsp;(1995)</em><br /><em>The Beautician and the Beast&nbsp;(1997)</em><br /><em>The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course&nbsp;(2002)</em><br /><em>Leprechaun 4: In Space&nbsp;(1997)</em><br /><em>Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood&nbsp;(2003)</em><br /><em>Suicide Kings&nbsp;(1997)</em><br /><em>Sunset Strip&nbsp;(2000)</em><br /><em>Underworld&nbsp;(2003)</em><br /><em>Whiteboyz&nbsp;(1999)</em><br /><em>Wrong Turn at Tahoe&nbsp;(2009)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 2</strong></span></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="feK9Qk5RvYr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="feK9Qk5RvYr"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tmj97PjanPNx.jpg" title="Halt and Catch Fire" alt="Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Life Partners&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 3</strong></span></p> <p><em>All Hail King Julien,&nbsp;Season 1&nbsp;</em>(5 New Episodes)<br /><em>Derek: Special&nbsp;</em><br /><em>Starry Eyes&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>The Quiet Ones&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 7</strong></span></p> <p><em>Preservation&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Wilfred, Season 4</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 8</strong></span></p> <p><em>Halt and Catch Fire, Season 1&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 9</strong></span></p> <p><em>Pioneer&nbsp;(2013)</em></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">April 10</span></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="axq2nf7lLD4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="axq2nf7lLD4"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/LAlef0dBmXXx.jpg" title="Daredevil poster" alt="Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Marvel | Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Broken&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Burning Bridges&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Confusion Na Wa&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Finding Mercy&nbsp;(2012)</em><br /><em>Finding Mercy 2&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Flower Girl&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Forgetting June&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Knocking on Heaven's Door&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Lagos Cougars&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Lies Men Tell&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Mad Couple&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Marvel's Daredevil, Season 1 (2015) </em>(Series Premiere)<br /><em>Mad Couple 2&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Matters Arising&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>October 1 (2014)</em><br /><em>Onye Ozi&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>The Awakening&nbsp;(2013)</em><br /><em>Ties That Bind&nbsp;(2011)</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="c54bi7HPctq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="c54bi7HPctq"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/lzpO3Ru-mkXx.jpg" title="The Babadook" alt="Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April" /></div> <div class="below attribution">IFC Films</div> </div> </div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 12</strong></span></p> <p><em>The Identical&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 13</strong></span></p> <p><em>Video Game High School, Season 3&nbsp;</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 14</strong></span></p> <p><em>The Babadook&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Goodbye to Language&nbsp;(2014)</em><br /><em>Kink&nbsp;(2013)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 16</strong></span></p> <p><em>Hot Fuzz&nbsp;(2007)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 17</strong></span></p> <p><em>Baby Daddy, Season 4&nbsp;</em><br /><em>Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible</em><br /><em>They Came Together&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="yG0z_nBC7Eq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="yG0z_nBC7Eq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CYx48PGNRq_x.jpg" title="Noah poster" alt="Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Paramount</div> </div> </div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 18</strong></span></p> <p><em>Noah&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 21</strong></span></p> <p><em>A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night&nbsp;(2014)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 25</strong></span></p> <p><em>Sons of Anarchy, Season 7</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 26</strong></span></p> <p><em>The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear&nbsp;(2008)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 27</strong></span></p> <p><em>National Treasure&nbsp;(2004)</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Expiring On Netflix in April</h3> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 1</strong></span></p> <p><em>28 Hotel Rooms&nbsp;(2012)</em><br /><em>Annie&nbsp;(1982)</em><br /><em>Astonishing X&shy;-Men: Dangerous&nbsp;</em><br /><em>Astonishing X&shy;-Men: Torn</em><br /><em>Astonishing X&shy;-Men: Unstoppable</em><br /><em>Baby Genius: A Trip to the San Diego Zoo</em><br /><em>Baby Genius: Animal Adventures&nbsp;</em><br /><em>Chalet Girl&nbsp;(2011)</em><br /><em>Clue&nbsp;(1985)</em><br /><em>Color Splash Collection: Collection 1</em><br /><em>Coneheads&nbsp;(1993)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13‚Äčth&nbsp;(1980)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13th: Part 2&nbsp;(1981)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13th: Part 3&nbsp;(1982)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13th: Part 4: The Final Chapter&nbsp;(1984)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13th: Part 6: Jason Lives&nbsp;(1986)</em><br /><em>Friday the 13th: Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan&nbsp;(1989)</em><br /><em>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes&nbsp;(1953)</em><br /><em>Get Shorty&nbsp;(1995)</em><br /><em>Good Morning, Vietnam&nbsp;(1987)</em><br /><em>Guess Who&nbsp;(2005)</em><br /><em>Inventing the Abbotts&nbsp;(1997)</em><br /><em>Jane Eyre&nbsp;(1944)</em><br /><em>Jeepers Creepers&nbsp;(2001)</em><br /><em>Jeepers Creepers 2&nbsp;(2003)</em><br /><em>Les Miserables&nbsp;(1935)</em><br /><em>Madeline&nbsp;(1989)</em><br /><em>Miral&nbsp;(2011)</em><br /><em>Murder by Numbers&nbsp;(2002)</em><br /><em>Mystic Pizza&nbsp;(1988)</em><br /><em>Mystic River&nbsp;(2003)</em><br /><em>Pee&shy;wee's Big Adventure&nbsp;(1985)</em><br /><em>Philadelphia&nbsp;(1993)</em><br /><em>Reindeer Games&nbsp;(2000)</em><br /><em>Sense and Sensibility&nbsp;(1995)</em><br /><em>Shadow of the Vampire&nbsp;(2000)</em><br /><em>Taking Lives&nbsp;(2004)</em><br /><em>The Amityville Horror&nbsp;(1979)</em><br /><em>The Cable Guy&nbsp;(1996)</em><br /><em>The Karate Kid&nbsp;(1984)</em><br /><em>The Karate Kid: Part II&nbsp;(1986)</em><br /><em>The Karate Kid: Part III&nbsp;(1989)</em><br /><em>The Quick and the Dead&nbsp;(1995)</em><br /><em>The Whole Nine Yards&nbsp;(2000)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 10</strong></span></p> <p><em>Sleeping Beauty&nbsp;(2011)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 12</strong></span></p> <p><em>Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition&nbsp;(2012)</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April 16</strong></span></p> <p><em>The Woman Who Wasn&rsquo;t There&nbsp;(2012)</em></p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:10:12 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/fPNGURts5hH/Everything+Coming+Leaving+Netflix+April fPNGURts5hH See How Fantastic the 'Will & Grace' Cast Looks Now <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="C4GCC2cYcSB" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="C4GCC2cYcSB"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/pS_D21NzpGKl.jpg" title="Will &amp; Grace" alt="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " /></div> <div class="below attribution">NBC</div> </div> </div> <p>Somehow, nearly a decade has gone by since <em>Will &amp; Grace</em> ended after 8 seasons and an impressive 188 episodes. And while we still think of the show's glorious Thanksgiving episodes every year on Turkey Day, it's been a while since we've had a solid dose of the hilarious crew (especially Karen's laugh).</p> <p>Luckily, a new video of <a href="/Sean+Hayes">Sean Hayes</a> and his husband <a href="/Scott+Icenogle">Scott Icenogle</a> lip-syncing to <a href="/Jennifer+Hudson">Jennifer Hudson</a> and <a href="/Iggy+Azalea">Iggy Azalea</a>'s "Trouble" has brought us back to the good old days. The video is pretty awesome. Where do you even find a corded phone these days?!</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ySmGmwDe_-K" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]></script> <div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=853816934674625&amp;set=vb.235697306486594&amp;type=1"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=853816934674625&amp;set=vb.235697306486594&amp;type=1"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=853816934674625&amp;set=vb.235697306486594&amp;type=1"></a> <p>So, there's this.</p> Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=853816934674625&amp;set=vb.235697306486594&amp;type=1">Sean Hayes</a> on Thursday, March 26, 2015</blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <p>Also awesome: Hayes has hardly aged since his run on the show. He looks great! And he's not the only one. Check out how the stars of <em>Will &amp; Grace</em> have held up over the years (into their 40s and 50s).</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget numbered-list-widget w60 " data-widget-guid="R0tBFQD9KW4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple"></span> <ul> <li><span>1</span> <h3>Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes)</h3> <img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/h2uaxXUc0GAl.jpg" title="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " alt="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " /> <p><strong>Age Now:</strong> 44</p> <p><strong>Where You've Seen Him Since:</strong> <em>30 Rock, Hot in Cleveland, Portlandia, Up All Night, Smash, Se</em>an Hayes Saves the World, The Millers</p> </li> <li><span>2</span> <h3>Grace Adler (Debra Messing)</h3> <img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/66MYouP3OF2l.jpg" title="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " alt="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " /> <p><strong>Age Now:</strong> 46</p> <p><strong>Where You've Seen Her Since:</strong> <em>The Starter Wife, The Women, Smash, The Mysteries of Laura</em></p> </li> <li><span>3</span> <h3>Will Truman (Eric McCormack)</h3> <img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/7xcEwt268gLl.jpg" title="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " alt="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " /> <p><strong>Age Now:</strong> 51</p> <p><strong>Where You've Seen Him Since:</strong> <em>The Andromeda Strain, Trust Me, The New Adventures of Old Christine, American Dad, Pound Puppes (voice), Perception, Full Circle</em></p> </li> <li><span>4</span> <h3>Karen Walker (Megan Mullally)</h3> <img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TRfdWpKVw67l.jpg" title="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " alt="See How Fantastic the 'Will &amp; Grace' Cast Looks Now " /> <p><strong>Age Now:</strong> 56</p> <p><strong>Where You've Seen Her Since:</strong> <em>In the Motherhood, Party Down, Up All Night, Breaking In, Out There, 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Web Therapy, Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers, Childrens Hospital</em></p> </li> </ul> </div> <p></p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:33:07 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Debra+Messing/articles/_aCc6brhT-o/See+How+Fantastic+Will+Grace+Cast+Looks+Now _aCc6brhT-o TV Couples March Madness Fans Are Crazy Talented <p>If there's one thing we love here at Zimbio, it's fan art. We never cease to be amazed at the gorgeous, funny, amazing creations made by fans around the world, and this year's&nbsp;<a href="/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2015">TV Couples March Madness</a> has brought out some awesome fan art.</p> <p>Root &amp; Shaw (<em>Person of Interest</em>) and Clarke &amp; Lexa (<em>The 100</em>) are duking it out in the championship round of our competition. Be sure to&nbsp;<a href="/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2015">cast your vote</a> (seriously, the battle is getting epic), then check out some of our favorite voting campaigns from #Shoot and #Clexa fans below.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZdiiCFZIFeo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZdiiCFZIFeo"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/QzXCIwtWfoPx.jpg" title="QzXCIwtWfoPx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pSEpNgIEuhl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pSEpNgIEuhl"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/IDXx7zW4PWvx.jpg" title="IDXx7zW4PWvx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget 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data-widget-guid="jV1EBRFKkPO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jV1EBRFKkPO"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/J-XT4QkqgXox.jpg" title="J-XT4QkqgXox" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="k5BQpGLz1oE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="k5BQpGLz1oE"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/5sI8xjUO4O7x.jpg" title="5sI8xjUO4O7x" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Zkf4E205Me9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Zkf4E205Me9"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/e4cVYrSdCBWx.jpg" title="e4cVYrSdCBWx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CcIC40mvlG3" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="CcIC40mvlG3"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CUT1el0rzWEx.jpg" title="CUT1el0rzWEx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="k3q1UZjTVdS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="k3q1UZjTVdS"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/uOrMDPz30H5x.jpg" title="uOrMDPz30H5x" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cQpSaa29iM7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cQpSaa29iM7"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ejn02Cxl-uAx.jpg" title="ejn02Cxl-uAx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="O7P68JJ3G68" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="O7P68JJ3G68"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jGpfGSZHn1hx.jpg" title="jGpfGSZHn1hx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YK6oTka9StZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YK6oTka9StZ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/XQNDo52tf6Mx.jpg" title="XQNDo52tf6Mx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="odKU4-01ejF" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="odKU4-01ejF"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/FU6rlBD23yBx.jpg" title="FU6rlBD23yBx" alt="None" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="F0hSOCQvbKV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="F0hSOCQvbKV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/s8H_Xf1I6o8x.jpg" title="Clexa finals" alt="TV Couples March Madness Fans Are Crazy Talented" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://ckr-3.tumblr.com/post/114746956718/if-you-are-clexa-shippers-and-you-have-time">Tumblr</a></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>Have you seen more awesome TV Couples March Madness fan art around the interwebs? Tell us in the comments!</p> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,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');"></a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,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');"></a></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:40:49 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/2015+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/8rCn0ayqEw1/TV+Couples+March+Madness+Fans+Crazy+Talented 8rCn0ayqEw1 Exclusive Sneak Peek: A Storm Brews on ABC's 'Cristela' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pkHvASSdB4T" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pkHvASSdB4T"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4cKitdjtJuXl.jpg" title="Cristela" alt="Exclusive Sneak Peek: A Storm Brews on ABC's 'Cristela'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ABC</div> </div> </div> <p>Don't mess with Mother Nature. And by Mother Nature, we're talking about a weather-themed insult hurling Cristela.&nbsp;</p> <p>In an exclusive sneak peek from one of tonight's back-to-back episodes, the outspoken intern decides to pick a fight with her obnoxiously&nbsp;ambitious co-worker, Josh. The result: a slew of jabs, including an unexpected (though perfect) nod to Rihanna's "Umbrella."&nbsp;</p> <p>You know it's bad when Maddie is the one to step in and question your work ethic.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the full clip below and be sure to tune in tonight at 8/7c!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget left html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="haSlyTbRdCz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/123441754" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:18:42 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/TV+Preview/articles/5YVAfZxtAg2/Exclusive+Sneak+Peek+Storm+Brews+ABC+Cristela 5YVAfZxtAg2 Ryan Reynolds Stretches Out on a Bearskin Rug in First 'Deadpool' Photo <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="8M16yXjH-iX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8M16yXjH-iX"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tq3N4oWrEWdx.jpg" title="Deadpool" alt="Ryan Reynolds Stretches Out on a Bearskin Rug in First 'Deadpool' Photo" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Ryan+Reynolds">Ryan Reynolds</a>' stint as Marvel comics' "Merc with a mouth" is getting off to a pretty amazing start.&nbsp;True to his comic book counterpart's personality, Reynolds stretched out on a bearskin rug for his first official picture as the nearly immortal wise-cracking killer. We have already seen him in costume, but since that was from leaked test footage, we weren't sure how similar&nbsp;that costume would be to the final style.</p> <p>Here's the full picture. And <a href="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/bQ5w0rrcnT3x.jpg">here's the full-size version</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="U-tvBH-9SC2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="U-tvBH-9SC2"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/yB34_doE9gfx.jpg" title="Deadpool" alt="Ryan Reynolds Stretches Out on a Bearskin Rug in First 'Deadpool' Photo" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:10 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Ryan+Reynolds/articles/HzamyU4tYB7/Ryan+Reynolds+Stretches+Out+Bearskin+Rug+First HzamyU4tYB7 What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles? <p>Judging by the box office returns of the last decade and the slate of films on the way this year, it's obvious the movie industry loves sequels, franchises, reboots, and remakes. But what about a new kind of cinematic rehashing? How about movie blends?</p> <p>Simply take two movies with titles that naturally blend together and BAM! You've a brand new hit on your hands. (For example, a movie about a mafia boss dealing struggling with his daughter growing up and getting married? <em>The Godfather of the Bride</em>.)</p> <p>It's easy. It's fun. It's dumb. And it makes almost as much sense as <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1204977/?ref_=nv_sr_1" target="_blank">some of the stuff Hollywood's green-lit recently</a>. We'll get started with a few, and then it's your turn to fill out the list with your own. Just leave yours <span class="scrollToCommentLnk">in the comments section, below</span>.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>The Dark Knight of the Living Dead</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="M4xebX7b4K7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="M4xebX7b4K7"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fVQcXPJTofqx.jpg" title="TDKOTLD" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Gotham City awakes to find Scarecrow has escaped the asylum and developed a biological weapon that causes the deceased to rise from their graves. Batman faces his toughest challenge yet, an army of undead.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>American Beauty and the Beast</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="nc6ucqFaKpX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nc6ucqFaKpX"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ddzOatTOfa_x.jpg" title="BB" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Beast has a mid-life crisis, quits his job, starts smoking pot, and lusts after women much too young to be appropriate. </p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>Step Up in the Air</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="V7BTDUvDDlW" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="V7BTDUvDDlW"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Y-q11uwxZhox.jpg" title="step up in the air" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: George Clooney travels the country competing in different dance competitions.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>Million Dollar Baby Geniuses</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="oGXDm4uAqiT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oGXDm4uAqiT"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xG6u25QL3WIx.jpg" title="baby" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Super-smart toddlers, trained by Clint Eastwood, engage in a battle royale. Only one emerges un-paralyzed.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>Independence Day After Tomorrow</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="hjUO3Mhq9J6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="hjUO3Mhq9J6"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/eAW2z5gs-lfx.jpg" title="ID4" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Aliens invade earth and attack by causing urban tsunamis and a deep freeze.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>The Truman Showgirls</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="877YHlJ_9ZC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="877YHlJ_9ZC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/JuRMUOjWMR9x.jpg" title="ts" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: An exotic dancer with big ambitions loses hope when she realizes her life is nothing but a carefully curated reality show.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>ScarFace/Off</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Ejdjc1gbcO0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Ejdjc1gbcO0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/unrm2j3m8Mtl.jpg" title="face off" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Say hello to my new face.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: An FBI agent has Tony Montana's face surgically attached onto his own so that he can infiltrate the drug kingpin's cartel.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>There Will Be Blood Diamond</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="3WuqO9eoMvC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3WuqO9eoMvC"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4q1aVjDEmGBx.jpg" title="blood" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Daniel Plainview gives up on oil and moves to Africa to exploit the diamond mining industry.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>Gone Girl, Interrupted</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="AoGgMCbhE2M" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="AoGgMCbhE2M"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4IGXviAJTk2x.jpg" title="girl" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Amazing Amy is finally exposed as the sociopath she is and must spend the rest of her days in a mental health facility where she meets some whacky sidekicks. Everyone wins an Oscar.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><em>Fifty Shades of The Grey</em></h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="xwVnbSKHz6L" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xwVnbSKHz6L"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4UOh85-JtK1x.jpg" title="the grey" alt="What's the Weirdest Plot You Can Come Up With By Combining Movie Titles?" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Premise</strong>: Liam Neeson fights wolves who are into some seriously kinky stuff.</p> <p><strong>Now it's your turn! Leave your movie combos <span class="scrollToCommentLnk">in the comments, below</span>.</strong></p> <p></p> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:32 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/MES4z6P54dY/Weirdest+Plot+Can+Come+Up+Combining+Movie MES4z6P54dY 'Home' Is a Perfectly Fine Movie to Take the Kids To <p><span class="dropcap">H</span><em>ome</em> is an okay movie with its heart in the right place. I liked <em>Home</em> because it so desperately wants to be liked, and that sort of unabashed enthusiasm can be its own kind of charming. But there&rsquo;s nothing new or particularly interesting about the movie or any reason to see it if you aren&rsquo;t already taking the kids. If I were ranking it among other recent kids&rsquo; movies, it&rsquo;s about as good as <em>Penguins of Madagasca</em>r and not quite as good as the new <em>Spongebob</em>.</p> <p><a href="/Jim+Parsons">Jim Parsons</a> voices Oh, an extraterrestrial&nbsp;so named because the other aliens generally react to his appearance with either a startle or a groan. He and his fellow aliens, the Boov, are looking for a new planet where they'll be safe from the Gorg space invaders. They find Earth and quickly take it for themselves, sending the entire population to live in tidy, well-organized communities dropped into the middle of the Australian outback.</p> <p>It's not long before Oh meets&nbsp;Gratuity "Tip" Tucci, a New York girl voiced by <a href="/Rihanna">Rihanna</a> who's trying to steer clear of the invading aliens while looking for her mom (voiced by <a href="/Jennifer+Lopez">Jennifer Lopez</a>). If an almost apocalyptic alien invasion and a girl looking for her mom sounds to you like a strange premise for a down-the-middle kids' movie, you're not alone. It should come as no surprise that the book the movie is based on is a little different.</p> <p>Everything in the movie is played for laughs with an over-the-top silliness that works well with the art style, but is a tonal 180 from the source material.&nbsp;<em>The True Meaning of Smekday</em> is a black-and-white illustrated children's novella that, with its apocalyptic themes and crowds of people fleeing, almost feels like a chapter from&nbsp;<em>World War Z</em>&nbsp;written for kids. It's funny and silly, too, but it's dark around the edges and elicits real emotional reactions.</p> <p>By contrast,&nbsp;<em>Home</em> just wants to make you laugh and maybe feel warm about the ham-fisted family themes it serves in a bright purple and green palette. Nothing's wrong with that, but a more faithful, slightly scarier adaptation would have been more interesting to see.</p> <div class="widget left html-widget w80" data-widget-guid="gpeeT5gVwM8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VCqyvd_djLQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:58:22 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Rihanna/articles/FgUbqTHDPWI/Home+Perfectly+Fine+Movie+Take+Kids FgUbqTHDPWI 2015 TV Couples March Madness Challenge: Vote in the Championship Round! <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="joqUpEtooTj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="joqUpEtooTj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/dVRvHTEpkfEx.jpg" title="Championship" alt="2015 TV Couples March Madness Challenge: Vote in the Championship Round!" /></div> <div class="below attribution">CBS/CW/Art by Rafael Hidalgo for Zimbio</div> </div> </div> <p>After a record-breaking 3.3 million votes cast in this year's <strong>TV Couples March Madness Challenge</strong>, we now have your final two couples!&nbsp;</p> <p>Root &amp; Shaw (<em>Person of Interest</em>) defied the odds as bracket newcomers&nbsp;in one of the most intense battles we've ever seen in tournament history. Major props to fans of Swan Queen, who certainly did not go down without an admirable fight. A huge congratulations to Shoot voters, who proved that aggressive&nbsp;social media campaigns from viewers, production, talent, and the network can make or break the success of a ship.&nbsp;</p> <p>Do not underestimate&nbsp;our other finalist, Clarke &amp; Lexa (<em>The 100</em>), who impressively knocked off heavyweights Castle &amp; Beckett (<em>Castle</em>) by a 10 point margin in the last round &mdash; one of the largest we've seen at this point in the competition. Prior to the championship, they also defeated huge fan favorites like Rumple &amp; Belle (<em>Once Upon a Time</em>) and Leonard &amp; Penny (<em>Big Bang Theory</em>).</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="yuRNPdU87zb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="yuRNPdU87zb"><a href="/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2015"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Qmo8pUmXfmTx.jpg" title="March Madness" alt="2015 TV Couples March Madness Challenge: Vote in the Championship Round!" /> </a></div> </div> </div> <p>So who will be crowned the winner on Tuesday, March 31: Shoot or Clexa? Click on our interactive bracket (right) to vote for your favorite or cast your vote in the poll below. And be sure to follow Zimbio (<a href="https://twitter.com/zimbio">@zimbio</a>) on Twitter and <a href="http://zimbio.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a>&nbsp;for all the latest <strong>2015 TV Couples March Madness Challenge </strong>updates!</p> <div data-widget-guid="NEbrXeNm1pl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/poll_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="poll_widget" style="width: 596px; height: 226px; float: none;" data-style="width:596px;height:226px;float:none;" data-url="/widgets/poll_widget/NEbrXeNm1pl" class="dynamic-widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><strong>Voting ends Tuesday, March 31 at 10am PST.</strong></h3> <p><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; background-color: transparent; background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,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');"></a></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:54:01 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/2015+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/ltLqxuFrYDa/2015+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge+Vote ltLqxuFrYDa What the Internet Gave Us This Week <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="F8dvA6ipYhu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="F8dvA6ipYhu"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3jSmdR4Osycx.jpg" title="Dog Learns to Catch" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p><em>We've rounded up the best and worst of the Internet so you don't have to. Here are the stories that trended this week.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet Fitz, the golden retriever&nbsp;who is super bad at catching.&nbsp;<br /></strong>Animal lovers be warned: This video is both delightful and terrifying. Shame on you for finding&nbsp;joy in a pooch with bad&nbsp;coordination!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Qs1LqegZX4h" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6w2UxDdhZPk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>But see? Practice...&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Sf6-h1XDbAs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Sf6-h1XDbAs"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Fr5ljGiz_OZx.gif" title="Dog Learning to Catch" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Makes...&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rODjnGoBVkO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rODjnGoBVkO"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/d6XG-MOWY13x.gif" title="Dog Learning to Catch" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Perfect!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qJPtScGOLQk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qJPtScGOLQk"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3xDI7Jh7cmfx.gif" title="Dog Learns to Catch" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> </div> </div> <p><b>Mariah Carey casually sang&nbsp;along to her greatest hits.&nbsp;<br /></b>The charming&nbsp;<a href="/James+Corden">James Corden</a> invited&nbsp;the infamous diva to ride along with him to&nbsp;the studio&nbsp;of his new late night TV show. To pass the time, the duo&nbsp;engaged in a lively round of car karaoke. Sorry, Corden, your pipes are solid, but you've got nothing on Mimi.&nbsp;&nbsp;<b><br /></b></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vhkYhuvhfUf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z2iwQoKD6mg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong><em>The Avengers&nbsp;</em>+&nbsp;</strong><strong><em>Friends</em> is your awesome mashup of the week.</strong><br />Captain America, Thor, and the&nbsp;Hulk will be there for yooouuu...&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wCqpr7HjeRk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YgWYdLyxzME" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong>This is the best #GymFail compilation we have ever seen.&nbsp;<br /></strong>Warning: Please don't try these extreme&nbsp;acts of idiocy at&nbsp;your local 24-Hour Fitness. Thank you.&nbsp;<strong><br /></strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Kve3uJD6Uw7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o8cf0kIIkes" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong>The New York Yankees awkwardly recreated a scene from&nbsp;<em>The Sandlot</em>.&nbsp;</strong><br />Why? Because baseball season is nearly upon us, and the&nbsp;MLB wants to re-ignite your passion for America's favorite pastime with a hit&nbsp;of tried-and-true nostalgia. After&nbsp;viewing&nbsp;the clip, however, we think it's safe to say these sluggers should stick to baseball and leave the acting to the pros.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget left html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Te1t39bkqfo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cj1vF-s1qUM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong>A driver used a cutout of the Dos&nbsp;Equis&nbsp;spokesman to cheat the carpool lane.&nbsp;</strong><br />The driver got caught, obviously. Stay thirsty&sbquo; and creative, my friends.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4BUND2VuN9j" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4BUND2VuN9j"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/k4ih7qpBhFFx.jpg" title="Dos Equis" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>And now... President Obama will interview the creator of <em>The Wire.<br /></em></strong>One thing is certain: Potus sure loves his TV crime dramas.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4bwjCtdPXqa" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xWY79JCfhjw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>Happy weekend, ya'll!</p> <div class="separator three"></div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:17:08 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/KyouYzWxZjk/Internet+Gave+Week KyouYzWxZjk 'Teletubbies' in Black and White Is Something You'll Never Be Able to Unsee <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="YOStxa0zm5H" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YOStxa0zm5H"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/w-hbWglzn-ul.jpg" title="Teletubbies" alt="'Teletubbies' in Black and White Is Something You'll Never Be Able to Unsee" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Twitter/@RiffRaff41</div> </div> </div> <p>What happens when you suck the <span class="strikethrough">life</span>&nbsp;color out of four innocent TV figures from your childhood and set them to post-punk music? Your nightmares fully realized. &nbsp;</p> <p>A fellow by the name of Christopher Brown stripped the famous British children's series of its "eh-ohs" and replaced them with Joy Division's "Atmosphere." According to <a href="http://www.vanyaland.com/2015/03/26/just-like-that-someone-created-a-black-and-white-teletubbies-video-soundtracked-by-joy-division/">Vanyaland</a>, Brown, a musician himself, was inspired by <a href="https://twitter.com/RiffRaff41/status/580827821746049024/photo/1">this terrifying Twitter photo</a>&nbsp;that was posted on Wednesday. &nbsp;</p> <p>If you desire one of the following: a good laugh, ruined memories, or a good ol' Friday mindf$*!, feel free to enjoy the clip in its entirety below. You've been forewarned.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="dxUCNKUWX3g" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/98lOJGTe1M0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:49:33 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/What+Were+They+Thinking/articles/YUfwDmRNgo3/Teletubbies+Black+White+Something+ll+Never YUfwDmRNgo3 Let's Applaud the Man Who Made His Rabbit an All-Carrot Iron Throne <div class="widget left html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JVV2fqFpC5F" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/reIFLRRzt2A" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="600"></iframe></div> <p>It's Friday, which means we don't need a reason to bring you a time-lapse video of a man building his pet rabbit Wallace a <em>Game of Thrones</em> Iron Throne out of carrots, other than the fact that it's awesome and gave the world with this gif(t):</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_7MO-2kErLX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_7MO-2kErLX"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/0K-wk2eS2A7x.gif" title="wallace" alt="Let's Applaud the Man Who Made His Rabbit an All-Carrot Iron Throne " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Brace yourselves, cuteness is coming.</div> </div> </div> <p>Long live King Wallace! Even Joffrey approves.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LfN7nlyM-uK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LfN7nlyM-uK"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/p53NOSexL4Vx.gif" title="joff" alt="Let's Applaud the Man Who Made His Rabbit an All-Carrot Iron Throne " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Have a good weekend, everyone.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:17:24 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/lt-xUTrZCXo/Let+Applaud+Man+Made+Rabbit+Carrot+Iron+Throne lt-xUTrZCXo Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal in the Trailer for 'Southpaw' <p>When this photo of Jake Gyllenhaal's upcoming movie <em>Southpaw</em> leaked last year...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="y0PxuMAttgx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="y0PxuMAttgx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/yIb8UIHAVUPx.jpg" title="Jake" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>...it seemed like we were going to get another relatively straightforward (and very veiny) boxing movie. The trailer, however, proves otherwise. Ol' Jake's got a lot more to worry about than flying fists.</p> <div class="widget left html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2mVXJ4b2dGT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D68vmev7KZc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="600"></iframe></div> <p>In just a two-and-a-half minute preview, Mr. Southpaw has to deal with:</p> <p>The physical toll boxing takes on his body:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ETY-P6Pvdst" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ETY-P6Pvdst"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/iCXVykmGYeyx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>His wife getting shot and killed in a crowded hotel lobby:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="E9t-y47kugG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="E9t-y47kugG"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/9WAnuCv9zBnx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Suicidal thoughts:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-iMiU_OnGNo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-iMiU_OnGNo"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/SPG8u5HPXt-x.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Bad press:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8Tx5zG4BYP0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8Tx5zG4BYP0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/c5qVDwd3nQSx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Drug and alcohol abuse:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zqxiK080E5l" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="zqxiK080E5l"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/6nEIBHhH7ubx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Losing his fancy mansion:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zEGchERgHCU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="zEGchERgHCU"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/G-XJu712mClx.jpg" title="oops" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Family Services taking his daughter away:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="arwzlmGnRCM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="arwzlmGnRCM"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/iyLQqYTw6bKx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>A car accident:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NWdZzBd4gff" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NWdZzBd4gff"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/IW4W3Qm2DoEx.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>A pissed-off, resentful daughter:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QSf9wTQoUlc" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QSf9wTQoUlc"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jxT_LqFDro5x.jpg" title="southpaw" alt="Things Go From Bad to Worse for Jake Gyllenhaal the Trailer for 'Southpaw' " /></div> </div> </div> <p>Sounds uplifting.</p> <p></p> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:05 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Jake+Gyllenhaal/articles/YVJ1etmGd_-/Things+Go+Bad+Worse+Jake+Gyllenhaal+Trailer YVJ1etmGd_- Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ben's Got a Stalker on ABC's 'Secrets and Lies' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZCZQ4lVgdK5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZCZQ4lVgdK5"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/w8wokiBaQGsl.jpg" title="Secrets" alt="Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ben's Got a Stalker on ABC's 'Secrets and Lies'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ABC</div> </div> </div> <p>Stalker alert! It looks like someone's still got a problem with Ben and they're stopping at nothing to get their point across.</p> <p>In a crazy&nbsp;turn of events, we learn in an exclusive sneak peek that&nbsp;hacking into a truck's security system, killing the power, and frying the ignition switch remotely is an ACTUAL THING, PEOPLE. (That's certainly not nightmare-inducing). As a result,&nbsp;Detective Cornell wants to offer extra protection for Christy and the girls, but Ben is reluctant and accuses Cornell of being the true stalker. Sigh.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the full clip below and be sure to tune in to ABC's&nbsp;<em>Secrets and Lies</em> on Sunday at 9/8c to watch all of the drama unfold.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WWJppu1hspM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/123352416" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:23:54 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/TV+Preview/articles/skKd_ILGw7D/Exclusive+Sneak+Peek+Ben+Got+Stalker+ABC+Secrets skKd_ILGw7D A High School Scandal You Won't Believe in 'A Girl Like Her' <p><span class="dropcap">A</span> <em>Girl Like Her</em> is the kind of movie that only allows you to feel one way. It's about bullying, a hot topic, and suicide, a hotter one. Right away, I was squirming in my seat knowing I'd have to watch some bunny rabbit cowering in the face of a hellish bully demon. And that does happen. <em>A Girl Like Her</em> will make you squirm, too. And despite that, despite how self-righteous it is, and how much I despise movies telling me how to feel, I was moved by this film.</p> <p><a href="/Amy+S.+Weber">Amy S. Weber</a> wrote and directed <em>A Girl Like Her</em> and she plays Amy Gallagher in the film, a documentarian filming at Brookdale High, the United States' top academic public school. But first, she introduces us to Jess (<a href="/Lexi+Ainsworth">Lexi Ainsworth</a>), a sophomore bullying victim who swallows a handful of Hydrocodone on her bathroom floor. Via a pinhole camera attached to her sweater, we witness the suicide attempt from her point of view. Immediately, Weber makes us the victim.</p> <p>Then the movie&nbsp;cuts to another camera, shot by Jess' best friend, Brian (<a href="/Jimmy+Bennett">Jimmy Bennett</a>). A flashback. The sheepish boy and the shy girl secretly hatch a plan: Jess will wear the tiny cam, shaped like a dragonfly, to record what she endures&nbsp;on a daily basis.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another cut, and the film switches to Amy's camera as she interviews Brookdale students in the days after Jess' suicide attempt. We hear her voice out of frame ask questions and one name keeps popping up: Avery Keller. Avery (<a href="/Hunter+King">Hunter King</a>) is the most popular girl in school and everyone knows she was the one who terrorized Jess. Amy interviews one student who compares the kids&nbsp;to zebras, all standing around silently watching while one of their own is eaten in front of them. Weber isn't subtle about her bully hatred.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="f-hrOkPgeOo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="f-hrOkPgeOo"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/VeRYtcXbNEAx.jpg" title="A Girl Like Her" alt="High School Scandal You Won't Believe in 'A Girl Like Her'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ParkSide Releasing</div> </div> </div> <p>Avery&nbsp;is the girl bully prototype: blonde, beautiful, and icy cold. Amy finds her at her locker surrounded by minions. She asks about Jess, but doesn't push things. Soon, Avery is recording herself on another cam at the filmmaker's&nbsp;request. We get to know her. She's spoiled and entitled as hell, but her home life is far from ideal and Weber blames the mother (a terrific Christy Engle) for Avery's bullying. Mom's a big mouth galoot who badgers her daughter incessantly and Avery does the same.&nbsp;</p> <p>Weber's technique is a big&nbsp;reason why this movie works. Just when you think she's at a dead end, she finds a new hallway to go down. With Jess in a coma and Avery saying nothing, suddenly Brian remembers he has six months worth of bullying footage from that little pinhole cam. Now the film becomes something new. It becomes tawdry&nbsp;and riveting, like the checkout aisle at the supermarket. Armed with four separate streams of footage (Jess, Brian, Avery's, and her own) the director starts tying things together.&nbsp;</p> <p>I won't ruin the details of the bullying or the ending, but it's worth noting&nbsp;Weber touches&nbsp;on a few things. The point of view cam is both a cheap and a necessary way to convey her main message&mdash;stop bullying&mdash;by forcing us to see through the victim's eyes. Plus,&nbsp;the way she introduces the footage, by creating a real narrative around it, forces us to invest. Yes, it's manipulative but it's also a great story. It's one thing to play me like a fiddle, just give me some characters I can care about. Weber manages that with a huge assist from a talented cast. Hunter King is a future star. Her villainous performance is a stand out. And Ainsworth impresses with a real vulnerability. This is a movie with a lot of moving parts and one very icky subject. I'm deducting points for bullying, but it's hard to deny the girls in <em>A Girl Like Her</em>.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget left html-widget w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qxePyYMjqPZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="900" height="506" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wfbFaHTCkP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lJwznmQ82tz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="lJwznmQ82tz"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/FTUFmtI4GE-x.jpg" title="A Girl Like Her poster" alt="High School Scandal You Won't Believe in 'A Girl Like Her'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ParkSide Releasing</div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:08:46 -0700 http://www.zimbio.comhttp://www.zimbio.com/Zimbio+Film+Reviews/articles/j4BWHI-IBjP/High+School+Scandal+Won+t+Believe+Girl+Like j4BWHI-IBjP