Jennifer Tilly

The 10 Sexiest Movies Ever Made [NSFW]

Good news for people who like sexy stuff: amongst tomorrow’s catalog Blu-ray releases is Bound, the debut feature by future Matrix creators the Wachowskis, a cracklingly good noir­-tinged thriller with a generous helping of seriously hot love scenes. Now that those scenes will be available in high-definition video and sound, we thought it might be worth taking a look at some of the sexiest movies ever made; they’re assembled (along with a dozen runners-up) after the jump, so feel free to concur, disagree, or amend in the comments. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in July

The concept is “counter-programming,” and studios have been doing it since the blockbusters started taking over the moviegoing marketplace: acknowledge that, particularly in the summer, there’s usually one (sometimes two) big-budget, big-canvass, big-ad-buy picture that can and will win the box office, and then position your diametrically opposed small-budget, intimate, independent film for the same weekend, in case the grown-ups might like to go to the movies too (or, in case that big movie is sold out). July’s indie slate is chock full of blockbuster counter-programming, with an emphasis on acclaimed documentaries and festival favorites. We’ve picked ten of the ones we’ve seen and liked (or can’t wait to check out) after the jump. … Read More

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10 Things You Never Knew About The Simpsons

John Ortved’s The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History more than lives up to billing. In their own words, through direct interviews or newspaper and magazine reports going back two decades, Ortved serves up plenty of dish on the making of television’s longest running sitcom — not to mention its cultural impact, the fights over who deserves proper credit (and sizable cash payouts on a several-billion-dollar franchise that has made creator Matt Groening a very, very rich man) and why the show attracted some the brightest, craziest writers in the business. Ortved’s chewy oral history serves up a plethora of mind-blowing and fascinating information, such as:

1. Nancy Cartwright originally auditioned for the part of Lisa, but when she saw the mockup for what Bart was supposed to look like, she uttered “Oh man, yeah!” in a voice not far removed from one she’d used for The Snorks, an animated children’s show that had recently finished airing. Groening heard Cartwright and shouted, “that’s exactly it, that’s… Read More

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