Bedazzled

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The Movie: Bedazzled

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser) is a socially repellent, over-zealous and dweeby computer company employee who is avoided by his co-workers and has absolutely zero friends. Though he has a crush on a co-worker named Alison (Frances O’Connor), who he’s never met, he’s too scared and awkward to do anything about it. Enter The Devil, played with flirtatious spunk by Elizabeth Hurley, who offers Elliot whatever he wants, including the love he’s so desperate for, in the form of seven wishes. All he has to do is give up is his soul. You know, that old chestnut.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Brendan Fraser enjoyed a steady stream of work and fame throughout the 1990s and 2000s, ranging from once-thriving studio comedies like Encino Man, Son-in-Law, Airheads, and Blast from the Past to the blockbuster run of the Mummy trilogy. Unfortunately, he mostly fell off the radar in the 2010s, a disappearance that was chronicled in an eye-opening profile of the actor at GQ. But if there’s one movie that shows Fraser’s outstanding comedic skills, it’s the hilarious array of characters he plays in Bedazzled, a remake of the 1967 comedy of the same name. Read More »

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Below, we’ve rounded up a list of the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in December 2017, so you better figure out which ones you can round up the family to watch this weekend. Read More »

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Nicolas Cage is riding to your local theater on a motorbike fueled by Satan and there’s little anyone can do to stop it. I’ve seen Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and, quite frankly, it ain’t good. That said, if I hadn’t seen it yet and twenty-five people told me it stunk, I’d still go. I love Crazy Nic Cage and I like fiery demons. What can I say, it’s something that speaks to me.

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