Film

Meet the John Waters Fans Planning Baltimore’s Outrageous Divine Monument

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Beyond “Crab Cake Capital of the World,” one of Baltimore’s best-known nicknames is “The Monument City.” And one of the city’s most notable features is its wealth of behemoth effigies, with General Pulaski kicking it in the same city as Billie Holiday, Martin Luther, Babe Ruth, and a whole bunch of Confederate sculptures whose future is currently being debated within Baltimore’s municipal government.
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Watch ‘Tangerine’ Director Sean Baker’s New Short Film, ‘Snowbird’

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Last year’s Sean Baker-directed Tangerine was one of the year’s best films. Shot on iPhones and starring untrained actors, it became an indie darling and propelled Baker and his stars into the spotlight. It’s no shock, then, that Baker has been tapped by hyper-hip French fashion label Kenzo to produce an 11-minute short film, titled Snowbird (after the slang for settlers in Slab City), starring model Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and serving, subversively, as a showcase for the label’s latest collection. 
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Watch Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick Play Bad in ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ Trailer

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A few weeks back, Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza co-starred in Dirty Grandpa, a movie so awesome, its distributor decided not to even let us see it in advance, because they didn’t want to ruin it for us. But the critics who sought it out weren’t exactly taken by it, and audiences have been pretty indifferent as well, so it seems strange there’s already another Efron/Plaza movie on deck.
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Sylvester Stallone Offered to Boycott Oscars

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Of all the white Oscar nominees of this year’s Academy Awards — and there are a lot of ’em! — Sylvester Stallone is probably the last you’d expect to offer to boycott the awards in solidarity with his director. Not because of any particular racism or ego on the part of Stallone, but because it’s just been so damn long since he’s gotten any praise. Yet, he seems to have done just that, saying that he’d asked Creed director Ryan Coogler if he should boycott. 
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