iZombie – Liv’s Worst Personalities

izombie-liv-eats-brains-frat-party-rose-mciverThere are upsides and downsides to being one of the walking, talking dead. On the plus, you have super strength and agility, can survive any non-head wound, and can temporarily acquire new skills and (for better or worse) memories from the former owners of your dinner. But if you aren’t careful, or you need to, say, eat someone’s brain for mystery-solving purposes, adopting their cognition can get pretty ugly. That’s why the paramilitary group, Fillmore-Graves, invented Brain Mush – a Go-Gurt packet filled with a grey matter blend that manages to keep side effects to a minimum. Olivia Moore certainly knows a thing or two about side effects. Though her Rachel Ray-esque recipes are usually invaluable tools in aiding the Seattle PD, they’ve frequently wreaked havoc on Liv’s personal life. On numerous occasions, she’s hurt loved ones, and put lives in danger because she let the brains get the better of her.

This list discusses the plot points of 16 episodes spanning iZombie’s first three seasons, so consider this your SPOILER WARNING. And with that, here are Olivia Moore’s 15 Worst Brain Food Personalities.

Read the list at Screenrant!

Hammer to Nail: SIFF 2017 Wrap-Up

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The 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, which runs for 25 days every spring in the Emerald City, is four weeks of wall-to-wall, butt-numbing entertainment. This year’s festival took place May 18th to June 11th and featured 400 films from 80 countries. All told, there were 750 festival screenings and events, including 36 world premieres. That’s a lot of time spent in a dark theater. On the festival’s final day, the SIFF employees who introduced the screenings asked the audience how many of them had seen over 100 SIFF films this year. I was shocked when a couple of people actually raised their hands. Those folks averaged 4 films per day. My itinerary wasn’t quite as impressive, but I did manage to squeeze in 26 films, at an average of 1 per day. Hey, I had to see my kids some time.

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Special honored guests included Angelica Houston, who received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting; and the buttery-voiced cowboy Sam Elliott, who spent an afternoon reminiscing about his career and taking questions from an enthusiastic audience.

There were a lot of great films this year.

Read about them on Hammer to Nail!

Screenrant List: Actors Who Cheated w/ Their Co-Stars

bratt-pitt-angelina-jolie-mr-and-mrs-smith-house-explosionStars are just like us! They get coffee, take their kids to the park, and have sordid affairs with their co-workers. Only, when your office is Hollywood, the whole world becomes privy to your dirty deeds. There are many reasons why a star might choose to rehearse their love scenes after hours. Sometimes, their relationship was already as good as over. Often, it’s as simple as an inability to remain monogamous when their partner’s not around. Very occasionally, it’s a matter of finding a love they never thought possible. Or maybe they’re just so bored with the movie they’re making that they can’t help messing around with their hot co-star. Is it a coincidence that most of the films these thespian philanderers used as their own personal Ashley Madison were total flops? Is there something to the Seven Year Itch theory?

Whatever the reason, there is never a shortage of “close friends” willing to spill the juicy details to the press, which is why we can bring you 15 pairs of actors who couldn’t keep it in their pants on the job.

Read the list at Screenrant!

Screenrant List: Where Are They Now? The Cast Of Wild Things

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Welcome to Blue Bay, an alligator-infested, affluent South Florida beach community. High school guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon), gets in hot water when an heiress (Denise Richards), and a misfit from the wrong side of the swamp (Neve Campbell) accuse him of rape. The plot has more twists than a Twizzler and almost every line is loaded with innuendo. Whether it holds up is a matter of opinion and tolerance of late nineties radio hits, but you can’t beat the cast, most of which have maintained steady work. Plus, the sexy leads give the audience more than an eyeful.

In 1998, erotic thrillers were still hot following the success of Basic Instinct. Richards had just bug-zapped her way into our hearts in Starship Troopers. Campbell had Screamed twice and wanted to branch out, and Dillon and Kevin Bacon were already well established stars. People clamored to see the film, which recouped almost half its budget on opening weekend, and ultimately grossed over $55 million.

In order to properly celebrate this cinematic revelation, we’ll need to get specific, so this is your SPOILER ALERT. If you haven’t seen the film, close your browser and get to it. We’ll wait. For the rest of you, it’s time to learn what’s up with the cast of Wild Things…

Read the list at Screenrant!

Screenrant List: Game Of Thrones: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Brienne Of Tarth

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Game of Thrones‘ Brienne of Tarth has had an epic journey thus far. She has fought (and beaten) the Hound, fought (and escaped) a bear, fulfilled a whole bunch of oaths, and bonded with the Kingslayer. We last saw her rowing away from Rivverrun with Pod, bidding Jaime a mournful farewell, after having sworn her service to Sansa Stark.

Portrayed by actress Gwendolyn Christie on the television series, Brienne has overcome numerous obstacles in order to become a Shield-maiden, and she exceeds the job requirements with her fierce loyalty, keen battle instincts, and an unparalleled sense of honor. Her unusual height and athletic build helped to liberate her in a way that wouldn’t have been possible had she been a conventional beauty. If her father married her off successfully, she would be spiritually imprisoned in a castle and corset. But Brienne managed to rise above the limitations of her gender and social standing to make her own destiny.

We’ll be catching up with Brienne in a few short weeks when Season 7 drops on July 16, 2017. In the meantime, here are 15 things you didn’t know about our girl from the Sapphire Isle…

Read the list on Screenrant!

H2N Review: Beatriz at Dinner

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Donald Trump isn’t the first appalling billionaire, and he certainly won’t be the last. But what would you do if you found yourself at a dinner party honoring a man who has an awful lot in common with the hotel mogul (and some other title I can’t think of right now)? In Beatriz at Dinner, Mike White and Miguel Arteta’s latest collaboration, Beatriz (Selma Hayek) finds herself in this very position. She elects to not keep her worldview under wraps when faced with a man who is the very antithesis of all she holds dear.

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl, Selma Hayek de-glams herself for the two Mikes in order to embody the character of a simple, earthy, Mexican immigrant who wants nothing more than to do her part to heal the world. She wakes up fresh-faced, empathetic eyes peering out from beneath woefully cropped bangs. She pulls on mom jeans and starts her day caring for the bevy of animals, including a goat, that she keeps as roommates. After a quick meditation session in front of an alter dedicated to family and a different goat, she loads her massage table into her relic of a Volkswagen, and heads off to a holistic cancer center where she pulls out all the naturopathic stops for struggling patients. This is the routine of a person who wants to help others, possibly at the expense of her own self-care…

Read the rest at Hammer to Nail!

This film was part of the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.