9 items from 2012
Many film websites published “decade’s best horror films” lists in late 2009/early 2010. While these lists collectively provided a rough snapshot of the genre’s ups and downs during that time, with more time to reflect, it becomes increasingly clear what an important period the 2000’s were for the horror genre on a global scale.
Not only did this decade easily and obviously eclipse the comparatively arid 1990’s in both volume of production and overall quality, the 2000’s can also be looked at as a crucial one for horror cinema despite the justified outrage about the American film industry’s widespread strip-mining of classics and foreign films for remakes/re-boots and its saturation of the market with teen-friendly PG-13 rated horror films.
While by no means as groundbreaking as the 1970’s or as sentimentally regarded as the 1980’s, the 2000’s will be recalled as the decade that, despite well-founded criticisms »
- Terek Puckett
Andy Warhol famously said, "Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets," but clearly he never saw "Monster's Ball." If uncomfortably awkward love scenes don't bother you, this weekend's indie offerings may be just for you.
Check out "The Sessions," featuring an oft-naked Helen Hunt as a sexual surrogate trying to pleasure a disabled virgin (John Hawkes). And, if that's not enough, there's also "The First Time," which highlights a laughably awful (or realistic, depending on your experience) adolescent deflowering.
From the comedic to the absurd to the downright depressing, here are 12 cringe-inducing sex scenes we've compiled for your viewing (dis)pleasure.
12. 'Dave' (1993)
Presidents having affairs is not exactly a taboo subject – particularly during the Clinton Administration, when this comedy came out – but Presidents (or anyone for that matter) suffering a stroke during a sexual tryst is not exactly pleasant to watch. President »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Francois Berléand reprises the role of Inspector Tarconi from the films. Also onboard are Andrea Osvart as his handler, Delphine Chanéac as a reporter, and Rachel Skarsten as a daughter of a friend from Frank's past.
- Garth Franklin
About a year ago, Cinemax picked up twelve episodes of Luc Besson's upcoming "Transporter" TV series, which is based on the popular film franchise that stars Jason Statham. And today, we have an official trailer for the new show. Check it out below. "Transporter," the series, will center on professional transporter Frank Martin operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players. Martin can always be counted on to get the job done . discreetly. He has three rules: Never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Chris Vance ("Prison Break," "Dexter") stars as Martin, while Andrea Osvart played his trusted handler Carla, and Francois Berleand reprises his role of Inspector Tarconi from the films. The rest of the cast includes Delphine Chaneac as Juliette, a reporter who knows about Frank's work, and Rachel Skarsten as Delia, the daughter of someone from Frank's past. Trailer: »
From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek the first clip from the Toronto-lensed, Cinemax, 12-episode action TV series "Transporter," based on the film franchise of the same name created by EuropaCorp's Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen :
"...professional transporter 'Frank Martin' (Chris Vance) can always be counted on to get the job done - discreetly. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, his three rules are: Never change the deal, no names, and never open the package. But occasionally, complications arise and rules get broken..."
Also starring are Andrea Osvart as Martin's handler 'Carla' and Francois Berléand reprising his movie role as 'Inspector Tarconi'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Transporter"...
- M. Stevens
Here's the first trailer for Cinemax's new TV series Transporter, which is the small screen adaptation of Luc Besson and Jason Statham's action-packed movie franchise. Besson serves as an executive producer on the series, and the role of the Transporter is being played by Chris Vance (Burn Notice), who seems to give the character more of a James Bond kind of feel to him. The Transporter film franchise has been entertaining to watch over the years, and it looks like this series will be just as action-packed and entertaining.
Here's the synopsis:
Based on the successful film franchise of the same name created by Europacorp's Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, this fast-paced series follows the adventures of professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done - discreetly. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, his three »
- Joey Paur
New horror anthology 'Paris, I'll Kill You', which was announced way back in late 2010, has finally revealed a fresh new one-sheet poster design plus a selection of first stills courtesy of its official Facebook page. The anthology of horror shorts which features tales set in Paris has been expertly helmed by a whole host of no less than 11 talented directors. They include Xavier Gens ('The Divide'), Christopher Smith ('Black Death'), David R. Ellis ('Shark Night 3D'), Paco Plaza ('[Rec]3: Genesis'), Joe Dante ('Gremlins'), Eron Sheean ('Errors of the Human Body'), Christian Alvart ('Pandorum'), Timo Vuorensola ('Macabre'), duo Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind ('Underworld: Awakening') and Joern Heitmann. Delphine Chaneac ('Splice') is at the forefront of these new assets and will appear will her small army of freaky looking mimes in a brand new mood teaser »
Title: For the Love of Money Director: Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman Starring: Yehuda Levi, James Caan, Edward Furlong, Oded Fehr, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul Sorvino, Steven Bauer, Delphine Chaneac, Richard Gunn, Jonathan Lipnicki, Inbar Lavi, Joshua Bitton Part “Scarface,” part “In America,” immigrant’s tale “For the Love of Money” puts a Jewish-American spin on the hardscrabble and borderline-illegal fight for entrepreneurial rooting that colors dramatic depictions of so many stories of strangers trying to find their way in opportunistic and upwardly mobile fashion in a new country. Touting itself as based on true events (and feeling very much financed by some of the parties depicted in the movie), it’s a period piece that [ Read More ] »
Hollywood's biggest names flocked to the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival last week to promote their new films. But let’s face it, the event was all about fabulous fashions and hair. Granted, women like us don't travel with professional stylists. We have to work with what our mommas gave us and what we can afford. But with the right inspiration and some hairpins, hair ties and a curling iron, you too can make a statement with your hair.It’s no longer about the side-swept bangs, the preppy ponytail or even the sleek straight 'do (sorry Kim Kardashian). Long luscious waves and dramatic buns were the hot hairstyles at Cannes.High buns, messy buns, sleek buns, low buns, buns with feathers or even braids -- no matter what bun style you opt for you’ll be the main fashionista on your block. We were inspired by Kirsten Dunst's braided updo. »
- tooFab Staff
9 items from 2012
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