Film

The Many Moods of Al Pacino’s Hair

One of cinema’s living legends, Al Pacino has played a wide range of roles in his movies that the talented actor pushes to the extremes with his unique characterizations. Pacino is also known for his flamboyant hairstyles, which have changed from film to film — and sometimes they’re a little distracting. But one can’t deny the power in Pacino’s dark poof, which has become his signature, revealing the many moods of his iconic characters. The styles only seem to get wilder with time, too. On his birthday, enjoy this brief survey of Al Pacino’s hair in some of his most famous roles. … Read More

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Watch The Replacements Play New Song “Whole Foods Blues,” New Recordings, Book, and Movie Teased

After more than two decades pioneering alt rockers The Replacements are back on tour. But the band is busier… Read More

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Music Video Sex Scenes That Will Scar You for Life

This week, Adan Jodorowsky (aka Adanowsky), son of cult film maestro Alejandro Jodorowsky, released his extremely NSFW music video featuring cat faces, crucifixes, and sex with adult film actress and writer Stoya. Blending an ‘80s-style vibe with some pornier “Je t’aime… moi non plus” murmurings, “Would You Be Mine” has a surrealistic tone that might spook the uninitiated. Jodorowsky’s freaky music video is hardly alone. Just like those movie sex scenes we wish we could forget, here are ten music video sex scenes that have embedded themselves into our mind grapes and won’t be leaving any time soon. … Read More

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How Hurricane Katrina Gave Rise to a Flood of Dystopian Fiction

The word dystopia came into being in the 19th century, through two modifications of existing words. First, the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, in his Plan of Parliamentary Reform, simply changed the prefix of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (οὐ or “u” means “not” — so “no place”), which signified a fictional place, to κακό or “bad,” to create cacotopia: a bad place. Decades later, in 1868, Bentham’s disciple, John Stuart Mill, made a speech to parliament in which he reiterated “cacotopia” before upping the ante with his own neologism, “dystopia.” … Read More

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An Adorable Illustrated Tribute to Wes Anderson’s Quirky Characters

We haven’t met a Wes Anderson tribute we could refuse. Colombian artist Alejandro Giraldo, who we learned about on Boing Boing, hit our sweet spot with his illustrated ode to the quirky characters of filmmaker Wes Anderson. From The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Giraldo’s adorable artworks remind us of all the things we love about Anderson’s fictional universe — right down to the itty-bitty details, such as Agatha’s Mexico-shaped birthmark and milkmaid braids in The Grand Budapest Hotel. See how Giraldo captured Anderson’s charming aesthetic, below. … Read More

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20 of the Bitchiest Bette Davis Quotes

She had a gift for playing unlikable characters and a reputation for being tough off-screen. Bette Davis, the “First Lady of the American Screen,” wasn’t afraid to behave badly and often relished the notion that others thought she was an A-class bitch. In an era when women who spoke their minds were dismissed as difficult — a stereotype we still struggle against — Davis was a beacon. Interviews with the silver screen’s grande dame reveal the actress was a pro when it came to throwing shade — and nobody was off-limits, including rival Joan Crawford. We’ve gathered some of Bette’s bitchiest quotes in good fun to celebrate her birthday. … Read More

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Watch Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron Battle Post-Apocalyptic Gangs in First Full ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer


Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron speed across a scorched terrain and engage in post-apocalyptically lawless road rage in the first… Read More

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Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig Are Incompetent Burglars in ‘Masterminds’ Trailer

After some more serious-ish turns for Zach Galifianakis in Birdman and Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins, the two comedians are… Read More

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Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Lullaby’ Gets Optioned for Film Adaptation

Chuck Palahniuk’s work shall grace (or disgrace, depending on your opinion of the polarizing author) the silver screen once again:… Read More

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