Many things change after you graduate college, and this includes your taste in television. It's only natural that you would no longer be entertained by stuff you were able to relate to in school. The transformation may not happen over night, slowly but surely it happens as you move into adulthood. Have you made the change yet? Here are 7 shows you watched in college versus after you graduated.
1. In college, you watch reality shows based on drunk 20 somethings not really doing anything.
After graduation, you watch reality shows based on drunks moms not really doing anything.
2. In college, you watch movies set on college campuses because you can relate.
After graduation, you're looking for "adults" that don't quite have it together like Broad City and Girls.
3. In college, the only type of self-improvement shows you watch have to do with fashion or cars.
After graduation, you start to watch more self-improvement shows about real-estate.
4. In college, you watch more dramas where the plot involves the supernatural.
After graduation, you watch more dramas where the plot involves science.
5. In college, as you or your friends start getting engaged you start watching wedding reality shows.
After graduation, as you or your friends start having babies you start watching baby reality shows.
6. In college, your comedies mostly focused on family or school.
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After graduation, your comedies now focuses on how much working in an office stinks.
7. In college, you're watching TV and probably taking some cues on how to fall in love...or at least get laid.
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After graduation, you're watching TV to take some cues on how to properly cook a good meal for your loved one.
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British DJ Sara Cox helped bring two thieves to justice after urging her army of online followers to help track down the men who burgled her brother's home. The BBC Radio 1 star called on her fans on Twitter.com to help identify the suspects by posting images of the two men caught on security cameras at the property in Bolton, England.
Her messages were re-tweeted 4,000 times and within days of the raid in January (15) two brothers were arrested and charged.
Both men appeared in court in Bury, England this week (ends22Feb15) and pleaded guilty to burglary. Gary Foulkes was jailed for 16 weeks and his accomplice Barry Foulkes got 12 weeks.
Former Jonas Brothers star Kevin Jonas has traded in his microphone and guitar for a hard hat after co-founding a building firm in New Jersey - and he has already landed a big client. Jonas is helping The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Walkie realise her property dreams by signing on as her contractor.
Jonas pops up as her mystery builder in an upcoming episode of the hit reality show, which will air in America on Sunday (28Sep14), when he's unveiled as the man behind the renovation at her Franklin Lakes home.
When Walkie's sister Rosie recognises the pop star, he explains, "That was my day job. Now I'm doing this."
Now that the halfway mark has hit between the dawn of a hopeful 2014 and the inevitable exasperated gasp of relief that another year of harrowing grief is finally over, we're inclined to look back on the past six months of cinematic glory. First, we set our sights to the best performances of the year, both leading and supporting. Next, we turned to movie scenes and moments. And finally, we take on the big guns: the best movies we've seen so far this year, listed below in alphabetical order. Check 'em out, and see which ones sound worth catching up on.
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BORGMANA mysterious vagabond makes himself at home on the property of a posh, rapidly fissuring Danish family. "All is not what it seems" to the nth degree.As a bonus: The film's proclivity to tease its viewers for their inevitable search for answers to its mysteries.
BOYHOODThe life of a boy as he grows from age six to 18. More of a poem about the bounties of life and presence than a traditional narrative, and unlike any other film you'll see.As a bonus: The eventual realization that you've been looking at life all wrong, but that it's not too late to find a new kind of existential harmony.
THE DOUBLECrippled by his anxieties, Jesse Eisenberg is tossed into a dark and comical existential whirlwind when he meets a man who looks just like him (also Jesse Eisenberg, naturally) but acts the exact opposite.As a bonus: The engaging debates following the movie about whether or not director Richard Ayoade is just ripping off Terry Gilliam.*The Double made our Best Performances list for Jesse Eisenberg, but we'd also like to give special props to Wallace Shawn for his hilariously dimwitted boss.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELAt the dawn of the Third Reich in Eastern Europe, the consierge of an esteemed luxury hotel in sets off on a wild caper, his lobby boy in tow, when he is suspected of murder.As a bonus: Finally getting a Wes Anderson movie that you think your non-Wes Anderson-fan friends might actually enjoy.
HIDE YOUR SMILING FACESA simple and closed-mouthed but incredibly dense film about two young brothers dealing with the death of a close friend. Heartwrenching and accessible all the while.As a bonus: The faith that debut director Daniel Patrick Carbone is definitely going places.
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IDAOn the dawn of her inception into a monastery, a teenage orphan finds out that she is Jewish and sets off to meet her alcoholic, free-wheelin' aunt for the first time. Terribly sad, but incredibly funny at times.As a bonus: The realization that this movie is kind of like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles set in post-WWII Eastern Europe.
JOEAn emotionally rattled Nicolas Cage rambles about his rural town, solving and causing problems for neighbors, friends, his dog, and a young boy who comes to him looking for a job (and a father figure).As a bonus: You can't help but delight in the fact that Cage actually gets to be in a good movie for the first time in years (and does a hell of a job in it, too).
THE LEGO MOVIEA tribute to the omnipresent children's toy, as well as to creativity, individuality, and spaceships. Funny as hell.As a bonus: If for some reason your kids didn't like LEGOs, hopefully this will do the trick.
LIFE ITSELFA documentary that scales the life and work of Roger Ebert, the most decorated film critic in the history of the business. As a bonus: If you're a film critic, this will really, sincerely make you feel good about what you do for a living. And if you're just a movie person in general, it will simply just make you feel good.
MANAKAMANAA weird, formless movie that follows a series of passengers on a cable car traveling to and from the Manakamana Temple in the mountains of Nepal.As a bonus: The one American featured in the movie is... comically American.
MOOD INDIGOMichel Gondry's whimsical tragedy (if such a thing ever existed, it was Mood Indigo) about an eccentric couple that falls victim to one party's fatal illness.As a bonus: Gondry's Science of Sleep-style imagery is in full force here, even in the darker chapters of the feature.
NIGHT MOVESThe second Jesse Eisenberg picture on the list: this time, he's an eco-terrorist whose plans to blow up a problematic dam go awry. A rare gem that captures thrilling tension and precise intimacy at once.As a bonus: You'll learn a few things about living "green." Just don't blow up too many dams.
OBVIOUS CHILDA traditional rom-com — she's kooky, he's serious, and New York is a palpable character (man, They Came Together really got it right), but fresher, funnier, and centered around the process of getting an abortion.As a bonus: Although Obvious Child doesn't seem to have any political angles, the fashion in which it treats abortion is particularly important in the interest of quelling the stigmas facing those pursuing the option.
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVEPossibly the best thing to come out so far in 2014, Jim Jarmusch's story about a pair of madly-in-love but decadently depressed vampires uses the mythology of immortality to discuss just how sad mankind is getting, and just how sad a man can be.As a bonus: It's basically a love letter to classic rock. If you're a music lover, this is a must-see.
PALO ALTOA fever tream about suburban teen ennui, involving the stories of three high school students and a lecherous soccer coach.As a bonus: Hey, we've got another Coppola now!
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PARTICLE FEVERA chipper, accessible documentary about the Higgs-Boson particle and the nature of existence altogether. It doesn't condescend but it doesn't shoot too far over your head, either.As a bonus: It's a movie about the very fabrics of the universe. What more do you need?
SNOWPIERCERWhere do we begin? Long after the human race has been wiped out, a "super train" containing the last living people runs indefinitely, hosting a vicious class system that is about to be uprooted by a blue collar revolutionary.As a bonus: Tilda f**king Swinton.
UNDER THE SKINThis one is hard to explain. Basically, Scarlett Johansson drives around Scotland bringing men back into a black room containing a carnivorous liquid floor. Kind of. Just see it, okay?As a bonus: The movie helped one of its actors overcome the hardships of his disease.
WE ARE THE BEST!Three Swedish schoolgirls find agency and identity in the punk rock scene, forming a band and a tight friendship in this endearing and joyful tribute to the coming-of-age genre.As a bonus: HATE THE SPORT! HATE THE SPORT! NA NA NA NA HATE THE SPORT!
ZERO MOTIVATIONA weird mix of sincerity and loony surrealism, this Tribeca Film Festival entry about best friends toiling as grunts in the Israeli army is oddly funny, charming, and original.As a bonus: Imagine if Stripes were about kooky, petulant teenage Israeli girls.
The Silence Of The Lambs star Ted Levine is facing a legal battle with his relatives over the family business. The actor, who played serial killer Buffalo Bill in the Oscar-winning 1991 thriller, has been sued by his brothers and sister over allegations he forced them to sell the Holly Ridge, North Carolina restaurant which was owned by their late parents.
In the legal papers, the siblings accuse Levine of pressuring them to sell the business at auction for less than its true worth, following the death of their mother and father, according to TMZ.com.
The property was reportedly sold on Wednesday (25Jun14) for $325,000 (£203,125), around $200,000 (£125,000) less than the price it was said to be valued at.
The Band Perry star Kimberly Perry is a married woman after tying the knot with American baseball player J.p. Arencibia. The Done hitmaker married her longtime beau at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Tennessee on Thursday (12Jun14), according to E! News.
In addition to their close friends and family, including her bandmate brothers, Reid and Neil, fellow country stars Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and her ice hockey player husband Mike Fisher, were also among the guests to witness the couple exchange vows.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at Perry's parents' home, where the Texas Rangers catcher proposed last September (13).
Arencibia got down on one knee and asked the country singer to marry him under a giant oak tree on the property.
Perry previously told newspaper The Tennessean, "(When I first saw the tree I thought), 'If I get proposed to in this life, I hope it happens underneath this tree'."
Perry and Arencibia started dating a few months after meeting at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida in February, 2012.
"Dying is easy; comedy is hard."
It might have been a DC Comics character who revived these final words of 19th century thespian Edmund Kean, but it is Marvel that seems to be taking the maxim to heart, perhaps having at last stumbled upon the dark side of comedy direction. Since the latter half of its first phase of movies, Marvel Studios has prioritized a comic hue over intensity or grit, hiring unlikely folk like Joe Johnston, Shane Black, the Russo Brothers, and James Gunn (whose upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy looks like a riot) to turn what might have been adrenal actioners into wry character pieces. But the latest filmmaker to take up with the company is of a different breed. Still wading through the muck of a post-Edgar Wright production of Ant-Man, unable to find a director of note to take the reins from the manic brain behind the Cornetto Trilogy, Marvel has announced a partnership with horror director Scott Derrickson for its upcoming Doctor Strange feature. Variety reports that the man behind Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and sci-fi/thriller The Day the Earth Stood Still will handle the long gestating feature, a particular passion of super producer Kevin Feige.
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It is interesting both that Derrickson arises as a stark contrast to the Marvel helmers of Phases 1 and 2 — genre subverters, sitcom folk, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids dude — as well as smack dab in the middle of the company's high profile Ant-Man mess. Having lost Wright over a disharmony in desired tone of the film, Marvel might only now be realizing just how ribald a comedic vision can be. The difficulty Marvel faces in replacing Wright — Adam McKay (director of various Will Ferrell movies) and Rawson Thurber (of Dodgeball and We're the Millers) have already turned down the prospect, per The Wrap — seems to be no unlikely contributor to its realization that the comedy game is a lot tougher than anticipated back in the inceptive Winter Soldier days.
So now we have Doctor Strange, a character that is far from exempt of the same brand of personality and farce that we saw in The Avengers, both Captain Americas, Thor 2, and (perhaps most of all) Iron Man 3. And we're worried. Not so much about Doctor Strange in particular — the property is steeped in supernatural elements worthy of a great horror director's touch (and Derrickson is, indeed, a great horror director) — but about the future of Marvel on the whole. The company has built such a strong, satisfying franchise thanks not simply to its devotion to its characters but principally to its devotion to joy, personality, humanity... all the inherent facets of comedy. A Marvel that is afraid to have fun — resultant of its dissolution with Edgar Wright (the "funnest" guy it has ever hired) and inability to find a director to peter down his wily voice — is not a Marvel of promise.
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A movie hairstylist who fractured her arm during the tragic train crash which killed a camera assistant on the set of The Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider has filed suit against rocker Gregg Allman and the film's producers. Joyce Gilliard was one of six crewmembers injured on 20 February (14), when Sarah Jones was fatally struck by an oncoming train as they shot landscape footage on a trestle in rural Wayne County, Georgia.
Production on the film, based on Allman's memoirs, immediately ground to a halt and lead actor William Hurt, who had raised questions about staff safety in an email to a friend days before the incident, subsequently quit the project.
Last week (21May14), Jones' parents launched legal action against 10 individuals involved in the film, including executive producer Allman and director Randall Miller, and now Gilliard has followed their lead.
She filed papers in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday (28May14), claiming injuries she sustained as she tried to race to safety from the oncoming train have left her with post-traumatic stress.
Gilliard did not detail the extent of her ailments, which she alleges have become permanent, but she previously revealed, "The pressure from the train was so strong it pulled me off what I was holding onto and it snapped my arm."
Allman and his fellow defendants have yet to comment on the new lawsuit, but the veteran rocker's attorney recently criticised the Jones family's decision to include him in their wrongful death case, insisting his client had nothing to do with selecting shooting locations or "the actual physical production of the film".
An investigation into the accident is ongoing, but officials have stated that Miller and his crew had permission to be on the property, but not on the train tracks themselves. Local authorities have yet to decide whether to file criminal charges in the case.
Allman had also tried to sue Miller and his production company in early May (14) in an effort to win back the film rights to his life story after insisting the movie project should no longer go ahead. The rocker subsequently dropped the lawsuit after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Miller.
The parents of a 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed while shooting landscape footage on the Georgia set of The Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider have launched a civil lawsuit against the film's producers. Sarah Jones lost her life in February (14) after she was hit by an oncoming train while attempting to run to safety on a rural Wayne County trestle.
Production on the film, based on Greg Allman's memoirs, was immediately halted and star William Hurt, who had questioned the safety of crew members in an email sent to a friend days before the accident, has since quit the project. Now, Jones' parents have named the movie's producers and the owners of the land, on which the film was being shot at the time of the tragedy, as part of a massive suit, which was filed on Wednesday (21May14).
In total, 10 individuals associated with the film, including executive producer Allman and director Randall Miller, and eight corporations have been named as defendants. In the suit, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Richard and Elizabeth Jones' lawyer claims the filmmakers selected "an unreasonably dangerous site for the filming location; failed to secure approval for filming... and otherwise failed to take measures to protect the safety of the Midnight Rider cast and crew."
Six of Sarah Jones' colleagues were injured in the rush to get to safety as the train appeared. Investigators have revealed Miller and his crew had permission to be on the property, but not on the train tracks themselves. Local authorities have yet to decide whether to file criminal charges in the case.
Allman recently sued director Miller and his production company in an effort to win back the film rights to his life story after insisting the movie project should no longer go ahead. The rocker dropped the lawsuit last week (ends16May14) after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Miller.
Pop star Kevin Jonas is giving fans the chance to experience the Super Bowl in style by offering up four tickets to the big game and the keys to his New Jersey mansion. The former Jonas Brothers singer and his pregnant wife Danielle recently moved out of their marital home in Denville, New Jersey and placed the pad on the market.
However, the house has yet to be sold, so the dad-to-be has listed the property on vacation rental site AirBnB.com in the hopes of cashing in on the interest in the nearby Super Bowl on Sunday (02Feb14).
The six bedroom, five bathroom spread, which is "just a short drive" to the Super Bowl's MetLife Stadium, is available to rent until 9 February (14), but it doesn't come cheap - Jonas is charging $20,000 (£12,500) per night for the accommodation, with four tickets to the game thrown in for good measure.
In the listing description, he writes, "I'm Kevin Jonas, you may know me from my recent TV show with my wife Danielle. We are currently expecting our first baby girl and have moved out of our home to make room for our new family of three. But before we sold the house, we wanted to offer up the opportunity for both music and football fans to have the chance to stay there for the Super Bowl. And I'm even throwing in 4 tickets to the big game!"
Jonas has also promised to give a portion of any proceeds to a children's charity.
The home is the same mansion featured on the couple's reality show, Married to Jonas. The pair decided to sell up in October (13), two years after purchasing the pad. It is on sale for $2.2 million (£1.38 million).