The Primal Satisfaction of Watching Carrie Redux

Carrie is a movie that already exists, starring John Travolta, a pig, tampons, and Sissy Spacek's rolling horse eyes. Based on Stephen King's 1974 novel, it's quite good—smartly reframing the horrible, bloody confusion of womanhood and the hell of high school as the villain and backdrop of a literal horror movie. For… » 10/18/13 4:30pm 10/18/13 4:30pm

The Horror of Coming of Age: Films Subverting the Teen Girl Experience

Growing up can be a bit of a bloodbath for everyone, regardless of gender. And when it comes to how the actual gory details of the process are portrayed on film, young female characters don't often get the same freedom to explore the dark side of the process that young men do, unless you happen to be watching a… » 10/15/13 6:45pm 10/15/13 6:45pm

The @SATC3quel Account Nails Carrie’s Voice Over

One of the biggest problems with Sex and the City 2 was that it sucked. It contained a single good Lawrence of my labia joke, went on for more than two hours (146 minutes, to be more precise), and invented unnecessary drama so its characters could rehash old plot points that were handled during the series. Nobody… » 9/29/13 1:00pm 9/29/13 1:00pm

10 Things You Never Knew About Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore was probably not the likeliest guest to grace the Javitz Center stage at the seventh annual New York Comic Con, and that’s reflected in the icy welcome the fifty-two-year-old received from the costumed geekerati. But Comic Con and the trailer for her latest film “Carrie,” for which she’s banging the… » 9/10/13 9:00pm 9/10/13 9:00pm

Sex and the City Was Actually a Great Show, You Know.

I unceremoniously dumped Sex and the City after I saw the inaugural movie while studying abroad in Buenos Aires. I had dragged my boyfriend, visiting from California, to the theater without shame — sure, he was only in town for a week, but it had been years since I'd seen those four women whose major life milestones,… » 7/22/13 12:00pm 7/22/13 12:00pm

She's Covered in Blood and Shit Is on Fire: The Carrie Trailer Is Here

The film won't hit theaters until March of 2013, but the trailer for the remake of Carrie — based on the 1974 novel by Stephen King — has arrived. Like the 1976 film directed by Brian De Palma, this new version — starring Chloë Grace Moretz — features Carrie covered in blood. But that's all we get to see, for now.… » 10/16/12 3:40pm 10/16/12 3:40pm

The Carrie Remake Will Probably Bully You Into Seeing It

When news broke that the powers-that-be in Hollywood were remaking Carrie, maybe you greeted the news with a good-natured, "Huh, this could be okay," as you trolled around the internet for a trailer. Maybe you were outraged that Hollywood seems bent on making your collection of 70s and 80s horror movies entirely… » 10/14/12 4:00pm 10/14/12 4:00pm

Asshole Teens Vote Girl to Homecoming Court as a Joke, Proving We've…

A Michigan town is warming the heart-cockles of light news readers everywhere today, as the citizenry of Saginaw rally around a 16-year-old girl who was voted to homecoming court as a joke by the dick salad that is her high school student body. "It's like Carrie, but with a happy ending!" says the Detroit News. Like … » 9/25/12 5:30pm 9/25/12 5:30pm

Julianne Moore is Set to Become the Most Terrifying Mother in Cinematic…

Finally! After months of mental prick and clit teasing, Julianne Moore has finally, officially, signed on to play the tyrannical mother in the highly anticipated remake of Carrie. It's not the first time she's taken on the classics — playing Lila Crane in Gus Van Sant's 1998 take on Psycho — and if Chloe Moretz in the… » 5/15/12 9:00am 5/15/12 9:00am

It's Still Not Okay for Ladies to Get Angry

Every lady who has ever cried in the middle of an argument or been told to "calm down" after raising her voice knows that the best way to get other people to dismiss you as irrational is to get visibly upset. I'd say that the pervasive universal brush-off of female anger is fucking bullshit, but I don't want anyone to… » 1/27/12 6:30pm 1/27/12 6:30pm

Some Unsolicited Casting Suggestions For The Carrie Remake

Comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa — who has written for Big Love, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and worked on the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand — is penning the script for a remake of 1976 horror film Carrie. For those unfamiliar with the story, the trailer above gives most of it away:… » 5/20/11 4:50pm 5/20/11 4:50pm