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Why Allison Janney's First Sex Scene Was 'Tragically Wrong and Funny'

28 August 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Allison Janney isn't an Olympian, but she still has the chance to break a world record this year. If the actress wins the Emmys for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for Mom and outstanding guest actress for Masters of Sex (as she did last year), Janney would break Cloris Leachman's record for most Primetime Emmy wins. "I feel the pressure," Janney, 56, tells People. "But truthfully I'm just happy to be invited to the party."Regardless of whether she breaks the record, Janney has enjoyed a long and prosperous career in Hollywood - not that it hasn't had its bumps along the road. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Great Job, Internet!: Wrestle with the devil on Barton Fink’s 25th anniversary

22 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Twenty-five years later, and the Coen brothers’ Barton Fink meaning is still being debated. Is the Hotel Earle actually hell? Is this just a case of two filmmakers writing about their experiences in Hollywood? Does the threat of Red Scare loom over its every scene? Viewers may never know for certain, but it is fun to theorize and discuss the film at length; it’s a deep enough film that is open to multiple interpretations that rewards with every rewatch.

The Coen brothers’ tale of a playwright in 1941 going west to write a wrestling picture for Capitol Pictures has long stayed in the minds of the audiences that saw it. Though it’s not typically one of the go-to films people mention when discussing the Coens’ filmography, it does contain great dialogue; exceptional performances from John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, and Judy Davis; and a fine blend of ...


- Rob Dean

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16mm Double Feature Night August 2nd – King Kong Vs Godzilla and St. Ives

24 July 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday August 2nd and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up is King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962)

Lets get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!! In the far corner of Tokyo, weighing in at 127 tons. 407 feet tall. Wearing a rubber lizard suit. He represents the island nation of Japan. He is the slayer of the shipping lanes! The smasher of cities! The self-proclaimed King of All Monsters! The one and only………Godzilla!!!!!! *Applause*. In the other corner wearing the world’s largest ape suit…..he represents the United States. »

- Tom Stockman

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Superherostuff: 9 Dollar T-Shirt Sale Just Got Even Better

9 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

You guys liked really liked it! Who knew that you people would be such fans of a 9 dollar t-shirt sale. It's like you can't get enough of sweet deals and a blank check to one of the world's largest internet superhero stores! Not Blank Check staring Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, Miguel Ferrer, James Rebhorn, Tone Lōc, Jayne Atkinson and Michael Lerner though...even though if we had our own roller coaster in the back it would be pretty sweet. Say, maybe if you guys get enough 9 dollar t-shirts I'll be able to convince them to allow me to do that and then I'll totally invite you guys over and we can party and eat pizza! Oh, and we can get one of those giant moon bounce things too!   So we started a 9 dollar t-shirt and you guys couldn't get enough of it so as a way of saying thank you, »

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »

- HitFix Staff

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