August 21st, 2013
Prediction: trips to Italy are about to get booked post haste.
If you ever went to Europe in your youth (or fell in love fast and hard in your early 20s - or both) you will love the gorgeous and romantic new Kate Bosworth vehicle And While We Were Here, set on the Amalfi Coast. With all that stunning warm light, blue water, dramatic cliffs and cobblestones that you'll remember from The Talented Mr. Ripley, it's reminiscent of the Italian neo-realists in style but utterly modern in story. In this film, Bosworth (a magazine writer working on a WWII memoir) accompanies her anal, viola-playing husband on a business trip only to get seduced by a younger American man (payed to excellent effect by newcomer Jamie Blackley) who is volunteering with an environmental project on a nearby island. Many cliff jumping, Vespa riding, and clothes-removing scenes ensue, but the film manages to be a profound essay on marriage, trust, grief and love.
Oh and Kate's granny-chic wardrobe is awesome, too. —Sarah Bancroft
Watch the trailer here.
Available now on iTunes. Theatrical release September 13, 2013.
December 26th, 2012
Boxing Day is made for three things: shopping, leftovers, and watching movies in our pajamas. To that end, our movie rental list (all available on iTunes) for a well-deserved couch potato day.
A sweet tooth isn’t the only thing we’re indulging during the holiday season: the sappy romantic in us needs a little love (and Jude Law) from our go-to movie The Holiday. —Christine Laroche
Between the soundtrack, the costumes and the locations, I could spend every day of the break watching Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. The parties and bonbons feel very appropriate this time of year, don’t they? – Kelsey Dundon
It’s not Christmas without a classical musical from my childhood. This year it’s My Fair Lady that’s on continuous play. My daughter loves the scene when grimy flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) is given a bath. —Athena Tsavliris
Moonrise Kingdom tells the hilarious and quirky story of two 1960s pre-teens on their quest for maturity and love. A Wes Anderson film, it is pretty much guaranteed that this film is chock-full of delicious costumes and props, beautiful panoramas, ridiculous wit and a big-name cast. —Kait Kucy
Sure you know what it's about (male strippers), but did you know Magic Mike was made for a relatively low-budget $7 million, catapulted Channing Tatum to A-list status and earned Matthew McConaughey a Best Supporting Actor award from the the New York Film Critics Circle? Don't be surprised if this film bumps-and-grinds its way to an Oscar nomination. —Maria Tallarico
August 11th, 2010
Fresh from DJing shows at last week’s Festival Mode and Design, The Tanuki Project has launched its trippin’ debut album.
During live shows, the Montreal-based electro-rock band creates an intense audio-visual experience with a video director projecting visual images set to the hypnotic live music. Now we can recreate the experience at home with Playground for Everyone that includes 52 minutes of downloadable visual material.
The rhythmic drumming and trip-hop beats had us strutting around the house like it was our very own catwalk.
$7.99 on iTunes.
July 28th, 2010
Maybe it’s the heat but we’ve missed those MTV misfits.
While waiting for Jersey Shore to hit Miami revisit favorite moments from Season One ($13.99 on iTunes). Get fashion tips from J-Woww, see Snooki’s self-defense moves, and learn the fine art of creeping from The Situation. And if that isn’t enough to feed your fix, the Jersey Shore Soundtrack ($9.99 on iTunes) features singles by Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris and Pauly D himself.
Just don’t forget to switch over to Mad Men when your pals come calling or you’ll become a social grenade.
Jersey Shore Season 2 premieres July 29 (7 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. EDT) on MTV Canada, www.mtv.ca