Film

Poison’s Bret Michaels with director Penelope Spheeris during production of "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years"

The Anthropological Power of the Long-Unavailable (But Never Forgotten) ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ Trilogy

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For years now, Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization documentaries have loomed larger as artifacts and specters than as actual films, thanks in no small part to their decades-long lack of availability via official channels. They were never previously available on DVD, due to a combination of licensing issues and the director’s own reluctance to revisit them; if you wanted to see them, you had to buy a pricey VHS copy on eBay (and then find a way to watch a VHS tape) or, more likely, a bootleg.
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10 Great LGBT Films You Might Have Missed

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What an incredible week in LGBT history. This weekend marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which took place in June 1969. The demonstrations launched the gay liberation movement. We honor this every June as Gay Pride Month. And this week’s Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage a right nationwide. Although the fight for equality and recognition is hardly over, there’s still much to celebrate right now. If you prefer a quiet evening at home over parties and parades, here are some LGBT films you might have missed. Curl up with a loved one, and take in a movie.
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More Horror Films You Didn’t Realize Were Based on True Stories

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Earlier this week it was reported that a New Jersey family abandoned their new $1.3 million home after receiving a series of threatening and terrifying letters from someone calling themselves “the Watcher.” In one letter, the unknown creep writes: “[The house] has been the subject of my family for decades. I have be [sic] put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming. My grandfather watched in the 1920s and my father watched it in the 1960s. It is now my time.” The strange case has all the makings of a horror movie. Previously, we wrote about horror films that you probably didn’t know were based on true stories. And today we bring you ten more movies inspired by real-life terror. Good luck sleeping tonight.
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