Pitch Perfect 2 directed by Elizabeth Banks joins the elite list of films directed by women to have a #1 opening weekend. The last film to hold that distinction was 50 Shades of Grey in February. Before that you have to look all the way back to 2008, when Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight topped the box office, for a film directed by a woman that opened at #1.

Incidentally if estimates hold Banks will also hold the record as the woman with the second highest box office opening weekend narrowly beating out Catherine Hardwicke for Twilight.


FROM THE VAULT: Shyla Hardwick - “5 Again” (NPS 2013)

“Five was the age my tongue was a sailor. The ship of me just would not stop sinking.” 

Performing for Art Amok during prelims at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

After [TWILIGHT], I was expecting, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to get offered one of those famous three-picture deals, or an office at a studio, or maybe they’ll give me a car like I hear they give to all these directors!’ And at the end of it, I didn’t get any offers, and I got a mini-cupcake.

Catherine Hardwicke, director of TWILIGHT, which had a $69 million opening

SOURCE: http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/05/21/42959/top-women-filmmakers-reveal-stories-of-gender-bias/

About an hour of ear porn and interesting conversation with Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hardwick.

I highly recommend you take the time to listen this. This flourished my love for Tom.

With Love, S.H.

A year ago today, I sat down with a steaming mug of tea and my freshly laundered blanket to watch a series called Granada Sherlock Holmes.

Little did I know that it would introduce me to the wonder of a man that was Jeremy Brett; his marvelous art, his deep compassion, his wild enthusiasm, his obsessive attention to detail, and proof that the most gentle of hearts are indeed the strongest. I have much to thank him for.

I also give thanks for the many hours of joy spent with this series. But most of all, I’m grateful because of the wonderful people I’ve connected with. Celebrating the Granada Marathon with you all was a delight. Our shared love for Sherlock Holmes is what motivates me to create fictions and edits and rants, and seeing that care and happiness reciprocated never ceases to amaze me.

Thank you for welcoming me into the Granada Sherlock Holmes family!


(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCZy8cAgBlM)


POINTS! The guys will be returning to Comedy Central for the first time in 20 years when they appear as contestants on the Internet game show phenomenon @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Tuesday, June 9th! Head over to our site for info on tickets to attend the taping.