at the Oscars 2020
at the Oscars 2020
Should’ve just had you and bought a dog.
A League of Their Own (1992) dir. Penny Marshall
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Now, for the love of pirate ladies everywhere, go and check it out. You have no idea how many times Pirates of the Caribbean references this movie. Seriously.
We just LOOOOOOOOVE a love story! Call us “soft,” but we have hearts, too! (We keep ‘em in the freezer.) We mean, love is the ineXXXorable force that drives and propels most ho-rror stories! Without love, the Phantom of the Opera has no reason to stalk. the Mummy remains under wraps, and King Kong would never climb the Empire State Building. Love’s created more movie monsters than black magic and mad science combined! It’s the secret ingredient that turns a barbarous brute into a tragic figure. Monsters fall in love so very often, but they are destined to have their hearts broken in more ways than one. That makes for great macabre melodrama! And, if you ask us, that makes the average monster movie a love story! Like we said, we love a love story!
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we figured we’d pay tribute to love with five of our favorite romantic horror/monster movies. Because we don’t want to be too sour for the sweethearts, we’ve even included one in which the creature gets the girl! Snuggle up next your boil or ghoul fiend, gorge on some chocolate (preferably dark), and watch one of these mad love stories.
1. Beauty and the Beast (1946): Tale as old as time… and the skeleton of nearly every creature feature! You just can’t talk about romantic monster stories without at least mentioning the fabulously fantastic French fable. Jean Cocteau’s seminal retelling is pure cinematic bless, rich with indelible imagery and eerie elegance. It has influenced everything from Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction to the 2004 version of Phantom of the Opera. My! What a guy, that Cocteau!
2. The Abominable Dr. Phibes - “Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Ugly” was the tagline for this blacker-than-a-widow comedy that marries Phantom of the Opera (another Phantom reference! Take a swig!) with a uniquely British sense of humour to eXXXcellent effect. Vincent Price plays a disfigured organist who seeks to avenge the death of his beloved by picking off the surgical team behind her ill-fated operation. Love is what motivates the good doctor, and his comic campaign of carnage is just perfect for a viciously violent Valentine’s!
3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The Bela Lugosi Dracula may have been released on Valentine’s Day, but no version of the venerable vampire tale is more appropriate for the holiday than Francis Ford Coppola’s take from 1992. Dracula was given a Mummy-esque romance with the reincarnation of a long-lost love. Dazzling filmic techniques and operatic theatrics are what gave this adaptation the fresh blood it needed. Recommended for love-fools and blood-suckers alike.
4. The Fly (1986): The gooiest love story ever told! David Cronenberg’s celebrated remake of the 1958 sci-fi favorite is a heartbreaking romance in which one of the lovers is quickly devolving into a hideous insect man. Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum’s onscreen chemistry is absolutely superb, and it gives pathos to the magnificently morbid spectacle on display. Love is the deadliest pesticide of all.
5. The Shape of Water: Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fairytale reimagines the Creature from the Black Lagoon as a storybook prince. Unlike just about every other creature feature, this drama actually ends rather happily. Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins are utterly bewitching as beauty and beast, Del Toro’s direction is incredible, and it is as touching as a movie about a fish monster can be. And they called it “guppy love”…
6. The Phantom of the Opera (1925): There’s a reason why we mentioned this in two of the previous entries: it’s THE ho-rror love story. Phantom’s one of the only classic terror tales that is as synonymous with romance as it is with fear. The Phantom himself is a darkly romantic figure who still captures the hearts of pop culture fans to this very day. As a special Valentine’s gift to you crypt-kickers, we have the entire film here for your enjoyment! (It’s better than candy hearts!)
Beetlejuice but everyone is Geena Davis in diffrent wigs and accents
Top 20 Favorite Looks From The Oscars, February 09, 2019
20. Blac Chyna in Donna Matotoshi
19. Brad Goreski in Unknown
18. Mindy Kaling in Dolce and Gabbana
17. Natalie Portman in Dior
16. Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
15. Beanie Feldstein in Miu Miu
14. Sandra Oh in Elie Saab
13. Julia Carey in unknown
12. Geena Davis in Romona Keveža
11. Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta
Geena and Jeff
will i ever stop thirsting over geena davis GODDAMN
Favorite Red Carpet looks from the 2020 Academy Awards!
Best Dressed at the 92nd Academy Awards
Favourite Looks at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020.
Geena Davis - Oscars 2020 Red Carpet - 92nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 02/09/2020
Geena Davis in Romona Keveža.
By tomorrow, I need pics of Brad Pitt hanging out with Geena Davis, and Sigourney Weaver hanging out with anyone. Please. Thank you.
Geena Davis looks amazing. She has not aged a freaking day.
And neither has Sigorney Weaver.
Hildur Gudnadottir wins as the first SOLO female composer at the Oscars. And she gets a standing O. How fabulous!
And the best song goes to…SIR ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN! YAY!!!!!!!!!
It still amazes me they never won more awards together.
Rocketman was robbed of more nominees, by the way.
Wow! Bong Joon Ho won over Quentin Tarantino and Sam Mendes. Congratulations to him!
And Bong Joon Ho leads a standing O for Martin Scorsese. Bet the Marvel directors/creators are rolling.
I’ve never heard Billie Elish before. And I likely never will again. I’m not impressed.