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1970 / Black and White /96 Min. / 1:66 / Street Date March 21, 2017

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce and Mink Stole.

Cinematography: John Waters

Film Editor: John Waters

Written by John Waters

Produced by John Waters

Directed by John Waters

Andy Warhol was nothing if not a multi-media maven. Along with his ubiquitous silkscreens and sculpture, he embraced movie-making beginning as early as 1963 with such literal-minded efforts as Haircut (a haircut) and Taylor Mead’s Ass (one hour of exactly what you think) and pretty much closed shop with 1968’s Lonesome Cowboys, a 109 minute western satire that, of all his films, came closest to approximating a traditional tinseltown production.

Essentially Warhol was parodying the Hollywood studio system, rounding up his acolytes and hangers-on, from supermodels to pushers, and casting them as regular performers in a series of deadpan documentaries. Meanwhile in the wilds of Baltimore, Warhol fan John Waters
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John Waters to Receive WGA's Hunter Award

John Waters to Receive WGA's Hunter Award
John Waters is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, East's Ian McLellan Hunter Award, which recognizes a movie or TV writer's body of work, it was announced Wednesday.

The writer-director of Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Serial Mom and Pecker, among other movies, will accept the award from David Simon at the WGA's New York ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Waters said of the honor, "Decades ago, a critic once wrote that my screenplays 'were merely clotheslines to hang out my dirty wash.' I'm glad the Wgae disagrees — or maybe they Do agree, who knows? Either way, I couldn't...
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Beautiful Girls 20 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?

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Beautiful Girls 20 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?
Twenty years ago this week - Feb. 9, 1996 - the romcom-dramedy Beautiful Girls first opened in theaters. The film centers around Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns home for his high school reunion in a small Massachusetts town. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and it features one of the better ensemble casts of the 1990s. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, we're pulling out the yearbook and looking up the film's cast to what they've been up to over the past 20 years. Timothy HuttonHutton won Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Ordinary People when he was only 20. To this day he's the youngest-ever
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My So-Called Life: where are they now?

From Oscar-winning to Homeland and more, here's what the cast of My So-Called Life have been up to over the past 2 decades...

Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?

While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.

Claire Danes (Angela Chase)

After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1998

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 14 Nov 2013 - 06:19

The overlooked greats of the year 1998 come under the spotlight in our list of its 25 underappreciated movies...

Dominated as it was by the financial success of two giant killer asteroid movies, gross-out comedy hit There's Something About Mary and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, 1998 proved to be an extraordinary year for cinema.

Okay, so history doesn't look back too fondly on Roland Emmerich's mishandled Godzilla remake, and Lethal Weapon 4 was hardly the best buddy-cop flick ever made, despite its handsome profit. But search outside the top-10 grossing films of that year, and you'll find all kinds of spectacular modern classics: Peter Weir's wonderful The Truman Show, John Frankenheimer's rock-solid thriller Ronin, and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.

Then there was The Big Lebowski, the Coen brothers' sublime comedy that has since become a deserved and oft-quoted cult favourite.
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Oscar Flashback: Supporting Actress 1998

Yesterday on twitter I ended up in a fun alternative Oscar argument with Joe, Julien, Will and Jacob and it was amusing because nobody agreed on anything...

Get your hands off ________'s rightful Oscar.

So let's expand that conversation to include Tfe readers. If you'll recall had you lived through it or know the year went like so...

Winner: Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (also won Nsfc & BAFTA)

I'm actually fine with this win (from the nominee pool, I mean) though I'm aware many internet dwellers are very anti-Shakespeare in Love

Nominees:

 

Kathy Bates, Primary Colors (Chicago, Bfca & SAG winner) Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice Rachel Griffiths, Hilary & Jackie Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters (Spirit & Globe winner)

 

So that supporting shortlist was essentially one extended cameo (Judi), three normal size supporting roles (Kathy, Brenda, Lynn) and one co-lead title character (Rachel). My feeling is that it's a dull list even
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"Pan Am" Star Christina Ricci Has a New Role: TV Actress

It’s hard not to be a little intrigued by Christina Ricci. Getting her start as a child actor in the 1990 with The Addams Family and coming-of-age film Mermaids opposite Cher and Winona Ryder, she later transformed into a teen idol for rebels and outsiders with films like Buffalo ’66, The Opposite of Sex, and John WatersPecker.

Indeed, it’s been nothing if not an unconventional career trajectory for the now-31-year-old actress, which is why I was curious to hear that she’d be starring in a series regular role on the new ABC show Pan Am, which follows the lives of a group of young stewardesses in the early 1960s.

And yet true to her image as one of the industry’s more thoughtful and articulate young actresses, the show clearly illuminates issues Ricci feels very strongly about.

“The show involves women navigating a blatantly misogynistic society,” said Ricci,
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John Waters Reveals His Approaching Retirement?

Are you familiar with John Waters? He may not be the originator of camp, but he is in many ways the modern-day godfather of it. As for what camp is, I'll let Waters himself explain it, which he did in a guest appearance on "The Simpsons":

Waters: It's camp! The tragically ludicrous? The ludicrously tragic?

Homer: Oh, yeah! Like when a clown dies.

Waters: Well, sort of.

Camp filmmaking essentially involves treating relatively stupid, tasteless ideas with the same sort of ingenuity and creative reverence typically reserved for so-called "fine film." This is Waters' stock in trade, so much so that it is somewhat baffling to be a fan today knowing that his classic "Hairspray" was adapted for film and theater musical treatments. What's not so baffling is the filmmaker's recent revelation that he's gearing up to call it quits.

In an interview with Modern Painters (via Movieline), Waters
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'Shirley Valentine' Extends At Fst

Broadway Actress Susan Greenhill returns to Fst, where she recently played Haddie in York's ...and L.A. is Burning. She will play the role of Shirley Valentine. Greenhill has also appeared at Fst in Southern Comforts, Dinner With Friends, Fiction. Broadway: Crimes of the Heart. Off-Broadway: Primary-Stages, Actors Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages. Regional: The Clean House, Cincinnati Playhouse (Acclaim Award); Sideman, Philadelphia Company (Barrymore Award); We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Long Wharf Theatre; The Glass Menagerie, St. Louis Rep; The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Born Yesterday, Indiana Rep; Expectations, Stamford Center (with Eartha Kitt). Television & film: Chapelle Show, Law & Order, Clarissa Explains It All, Loving, Guiding Light, Pecker (directed by John Waters), High Stakes, Noon Blue Apples (Sundance Festival).
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Archipelago of Blood Splatter

Across the screen alerting us to Breaking News, CNN headlines: N.Y. Shooting: Multiple Victims Report: 12 killed, 29-40 hostages So, another homefront massacre, this one being given the full trumpeting blare on cable news because it's happening live and the fate of hostages hangs in the balance. But as Eric Boehlert documented and tabulated in the prophetically titled Rampage Nation: The press no longer cares about epic gun violence, the slaughtering of family members, ex-girlfriends, former coworkers, church members, schoolchildren, nursing home residents, and anyone else who happens to be within target range has been reduced to a one-day tragedy in the media, if that.* ...a deranged 28-year-old, Michael McLendon, armed with a pair of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines taped together, went on a killing spree in southern Alabama. It began when McLendon shot and killed his mother and set her house on fire (with her inside
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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3

Disclaimer: This article may contain sarcasm; irony and “LOLs” proceed with caution.

The Final Chapter (read Part 2 here)! We have Howard the Duck, Freejack and Shyamalan flicks on the list; these are never good signs. Nonetheless we are bringing it all to you in full-color and in 3-D. (Ed. Note: Due to the economy, 3-D has been dropped and will be replaced by Smell-o-vision — check for your scratch and sniff cards in about 4-6 weeks.) Best Sound went to rage-zombie veterans Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke, leaving Mark Weingarten who worked on Rejuvenatrix in the dust. The Sound Editing section contains one too many references to Ron Silver, and at least two references to a Roger Corman film.

The visual effects category pulled on our heartstrings this year due to the loss of Stan Winston, who was noted en memoriam along with other heroes, Vampira, Leonard Rosenman and Charles H. Schneer
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The Wild World of David Gregory

Now, I'm straight, but I have a huge man-crush on David Gregory.

And really, if you're a fan of subversive cinema, what's not to love?

For those of you that don't know, Gregory is the UK born horror hero behind such counterculture cult film DVD imprints as Blue Underground and Severin Films and many of the supplemental documentaries that pad out their unique releases. Dedicated, ambitious and massively prolific, this incredible force of frightful celluloid nature recently wrapped his debut feature length shocker, the shot in 16mm Plague Town and has just re-issued, among a slew of other bizarre titles, two of Jess Franco's weirdest and wildest (I'm a devout defender of Franco, more on that in further Blood Spattered Blog entries) – the slasher Bloody Moon and the certifiably insane Devil Hunter - on his cooler than thou Severin label.

Since I so admire those that practice what they preach,
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