Ever since 2002, the Jackass team has been responsible for some of the most brutal and hard-to-watch stunts on television. With six features and multiple spin-offs, the cast members have engaged in hundreds of stunts on camera, sometimes suffering serious injuries as a result. This year, the gang got back together after a long hiatus for Jackass Forever, and with it we got a brand new slate of horrific stunts.
Not only that, but a new documentary, Jackass 4.5, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jackass Forever, and, by extension, at the awful moments that took place in Jackass Forever. From a blindfold race to a condom filled with sewage, this doc has no shortage of cringe-worthy moments. But for now, here are the top 10.
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It’s hard to think of a more iconic role in movie history than Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. You know, the guy who casually pistol whips a guy in the face and looks mega cool doing it, and is so powerful that he gets to cut the line at the Copacabana.
Yes, Scorsese has a knack for writing effortlessly cool characters, but Hill wouldn’t be the movie legend he is today without the help of Liotta, who delivers his lines with a wry, punchy funniness, and brings an air of vulnerable sensitivity to a badass character. He’s also just full of swagger — the kind that will make every little kid want to grow up to be a gangster (for a little while).
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Just when you thought the most Hallmark-y movie of all time had already been made, along comes A Perfect Pairing — a film about a go-getter wine connoisseur who treats herself to a stay-cation at an idyllic Australian ranch, (complete with a hunky Australian ranch-hand, of course), in an effort to convince the head of a wine empire to be her new company’s first client. The sprightly self-starter in question is Lola (Victoria Justice), and the hunky (oh – and I forgot to mention mysterious) Australian is Max (Adam Demos, whose steaminess already stole our hearts once before in Netflix’s Sex/Life).
The thing that I’ve learned about rom-coms is, even when they’re predictable, sloppily made or poorly acted, it’s pretty hard to make one that’s not at least a little bit entertaining and/or engrossing. Really think about it. How often has a will-they-won’t-they plotline completely failed to tickle your interests at least slightly? On how many occasions has that final, long-awaited kiss not managed to resuscitate the inner romantic you stow away, even for a fleeting moment? Indeed, making a rom-com that’s flat-out uninteresting and laborious is a pretty impressive feat. But now and then, such an impressive feat is achieved. Most recently, it was presented in the form of F*ck Love Too, a follow-up to the poorly-received 2019 Dutch comedy F*ck de liefde, directed by Appie Boudellah and Aram van de Rest.
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In 2020, news of a vicious, far-reaching crime rocked South Korea; a crime with hundreds of victims, even more perpetrators, and dire effects and implications. This was also a deeply unusual case: It took place almost exclusively online. Directed by Choi Jin-seong, Netflix’s newest true-crime documentary Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror recounts these true events and the subsequent gruesome, nail-biting investigation.
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Some people might say that it’s absolutely bonkers to list every song in a Marvel movie or TV show. Would those people be right? Absolutely. Is that reason ever going to stop us over here at Consequence? Absolutely not. The below is an exhaustively researched, super-long playlist of (most) of the songs featured in the soundtrack of a Marvel film or TV show, compiled in an attempt to capture the unique way that music is used in the MCU.
In our research, we chose to focus on the MCU’s theatrically released films, plus its Disney+ series, as they are all tied together by a single megamind, Kevin Feige, and are thus certifiably canon.
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In 1954, cartoonist Brad Anderson made comic strip history by sketching out an anarchic, dopey Great Dane, whom he named Marmaduke. In the decades since, people loved Marmaduke for all of the obvious reasons: His slapstick adventures are effortlessly funny, his I-just-want-to-do-good ethos is naturally endearing and his inherent silliness embodies a kind of freedom to which we all aspire. But more than that, people love Marmaduke because his misgivings are reliable—predictable, even.
And that’s exactly why adapting this character into a film will always be a complicated venture. The effort has been made before. In 2010, Tom Dey directed a live-action Marmaduke, with the dog (he does not speak in the comic strip) voiced by the equally dopey and lovable Owen Wilson. Despite our apparent cultural affinity toward Marmaduke, the film was almost unanimously panned by critics, who denounced it as exhaustingly boring. Herein lies the problem with adapting a newspaper cartoon that is beloved, in part, for its sheer routine. How, exactly, do you turn that repetition into something that’s consistently engaging while still staying true to its delightful, humdrum essence?
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