Today marks the 20th anniversary of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, the first great teen comedy-drama from the 1990s that happened to take place on the last day of school in 1976. Full of bongs, bell bottoms, and beer busts, the film was a lovely, nostalgic look at teenage life at the mark of America’s bicentennial. Compared to American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused launched the careers of numerous recognizable names: Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, and Matthew McConaughey. Here are some fun facts about the film that you may not have already known. … Read More
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This week on Go Fug Yourself, we celebrated the Royal Wedding… Read More
Sci-Fi cult classic Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda as a sexy space agent, arrives on Blu-ray tomorrow. The psychedelic kitsch-fest was adapted from Jean-Claude Forest’s comic series of the same name and is adored for its comical, stylish, and erotic production. While Fonda’s ditzy, deadpan performance is charming, the actress is most remembered for her multiple skintight costume changes and a zero gravity striptease seen in the movie’s opening. The 1968 film helped establish Fonda’s sex symbol status. We took a look at the genre’s other memorable faces and figures — some human, others not so much — past the break. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we realized the uncanny similarities between the Cathy comic series and Requiem for a Dream. We looked at 37 minimalist superhero and villain posters. We wondered what Milla Jovovich will be wearing when she hosts the Scientific And Technical Awards at this year’s Oscars. We said … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got a surplus of thrillers, plus a legal drama and vibrator comedy. So, variety, eh? Check ‘em all out after the jump. … Read More
Newly released on DVD, Blood Into Wine is both a documentary and an all-new soundtrack celebrating Tool and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan’s brutal, bloody education in wine-making.
Described as a “rock ‘n roll version of Sideways,” this extraordinarily intimate (for the very private Keenan) film is as much about the intense relationship with his business partner Erick Glomski as it is about a season in Arizona-desert oenology and the creative inspiration of the adventure. With cameos by Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and Milla Jovovich, it’s also pretty funny. … Read More
Despite a relatively good US run, things have turned out a bit odd for the kids flick Monsters vs Aliens. To begin with, the Dreamworks film didn’t play so well overseas, bringing in just $177.1M in foreign markets, as opposed to the studio’s Madagascar which pulled in $339.1M overseas. Equally odd is the decision to release the film on DVD on the rather inauspicious September 29, well ahead of the Christmas-time boom.
Though the director previously denied it, Rob Zombie’s tweets now have Slashfilm wondering if Michael Meyers is going to get chatty in Halloween 2. The famous killer has never uttered a word on screen, though rumors about a “boo!” that was ultimately scrapped surrounded Zombie’s first take on the film. But now Zombie has tweeted that he’s doing some work with the Michael Meyer’s actor Tyler Mane on some ADR (additional dialogue recording) which does sound… Read More