Emma Stone as "Olive Penderghast" in Screen Gems' EASY A.

Today in Movie History: September 17

Another quiet day in September, marked by one notable coming out party for a very big star. Easy A, a fresh and funny update on┬áThe Scarlet Letter, saw Emma Stone’s precocious teen first exploiting and then struggling to escape a nasty rumor spreading like wildfire across her school’s social network. It quickly gained the status of a coming-of-age classic, as …

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Today in Movie History: May 2

We’ve got a big one today, and it’s hard to know where to start. In all honesty, though, there’s no getting around the pop culture gorilla in the room. Since┬áThe Mummy unofficially pushed the start of blockbuster season from Memorial Day to the start of May, this week on the calendar has been dominated by Marvel movies. In fact, the …

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Happy Birthday Emma Stone!

An adorably awkward teenage girl with awesome parents who takes gossip about her sex life too far. The bitter daughter of a washed-up movie star trying to survive his desperate attempt to reinvent himself. A snarky survivor of a decidedly skewed zombie apocalypse. Comic-dom’s ultimate doomed girlfriend. Give any other actress these parts and you’d have a throwaway support mechanism …