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Behold! The Most Underpaid Actors of All Time

6 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Yesterday, we reported the completely non-shocking news that Eddie Murphy has officially been named the most overpaid actor of 2012 by Forbes. And this isn't exactly a new trend for Murphy, who also came in second on the list of most overpaid actors of 2011. In fact, given his mostly abysmal track record since the late 1980s, we'd have to say that poor Eddie is now in the running for the most overpaid actors of all time.

Which got us thinking: Which actors out there deserved to get some of that money that went to Murphy instead? Who are the most underpaid actors of all time?

With that in mind, here's a quick run down of some people who really, really should have gotten paid a whole hell of a lot more than they did for these thankless movie roles:

Steve-o in 'Jackass 3-D'

Of course, you could probably nominate just about anyone from the "Jackass" franchise, »

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BFI Uncut Season: 'Pink Flamingos' review

23 November 2012 6:00 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ John Walters' 1972 cult classic Pink Flamingos proved less problematic across the Atlantic than it did in the UK, and found a niche via the midnight movies circuit - a movement which also offered a cinematic afterlife to similar, non-mainstream features (films which formed the basis, alongside Pink Flamingos, of an entertaining 2005 documentary on the subject, Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream). The BBFC were less enamoured with the film, and throughout the years, it has popped up in various unrated and heavily-edited versions (it bypassed the 'video nasties' hysteria of the early 1980s) and was only released uncut in 2008.

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"Father's Day" Banned in Australia

5 November 2012 8:19 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

In their assessment of the film, the Board determined that the film belonged in a category of pictures that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.” For those that aren’t up on things, Father’S Day is possibly the most fun you will have at a movie that features a cannibal Dad-rapist. I’m guessing that’s the kind of thing the board frowns upon.

This is bad news for cult film fans in the land down under and particularly bad news for the Monster Fest film festival, put on by cult distributor Monster Pictures, which was slated to screen Father’S Day as part of their ten-day program. »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Dave Pace)

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"Father's Day" Banned in Australia

5 November 2012 8:19 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

In their assessment of the film, the Board determined that the film belonged in a category of pictures that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.” For those that aren’t up on things, Father’S Day is possibly the most fun you will have at a movie that features a cannibal Dad-rapist. I’m guessing that’s the kind of thing the board frowns upon.

This is bad news for cult film fans in the land down under and particularly bad news for the Monster Fest film festival, put on by cult distributor Monster Pictures, which was slated to screen Father’S Day as part of their ten-day program. »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Dave Pace)

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"Father's Day" Banned in Australia

5 November 2012 8:19 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

In their assessment of the film, the Board determined that the film belonged in a category of pictures that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.” For those that aren’t up on things, Father’S Day is possibly the most fun you will have at a movie that features a cannibal Dad-rapist. I’m guessing that’s the kind of thing the board frowns upon.

This is bad news for cult film fans in the land down under and particularly bad news for the Monster Fest film festival, put on by cult distributor Monster Pictures, which was slated to screen Father’S Day as part of their ten-day program. »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Dave Pace)

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100 Greatest Horror Movies (pt.5): 50-26

26 October 2012 11:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.

As with all lists, this is personal and nobody will agree with every choice – and if you do, that would be incredibly disturbing. It was almost impossible for me to rank them in order, but I tried and eventually gave up.

****

50: Thundercrack!

Directed by Curt McDowell

Written by George Kuchar

1975, USA

Thunderstruck! is by far the most obscure film you will find on this list. It is without a doubt one of the true landmarks of Underground cinema. With a screenplay by veteran underground film maker George Kuchar (story and characters by Mark Ellinger) and directed Curt McDowell (than student of Kuchar),

Thundercrack! is a work of a crazed genius. »

- Ricky

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2012 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

18 October 2012 10:55 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 11th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival is packed to the gills with outrageous cinema from all over the world, featuring several filmmaker retrospectives and movies screening in competition at several locations on Oct. 17-21.

The big guest of honor this year is the legendary John Waters, who will be attending the fest with several of his own classics, such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, as well as showing some of his favorite B-movie inspirations, such as William Girdler’s blaxploitation demonic possession flick Abby, Armando Bo’s Argentinian sexploitation Fuego, Robinson Devor’s controversial bestiality doc Zoo and more. Plus, Waters will perform his acclaimed “This Filthy World” one-man show.

Other Luff special guests include Christoph Schlingensief, the confrontational German filmmaker of 100 Years of Adolf Hitler, The German Chainsaw Massacre, The 120 Days of Bottrop and more; Richard Stanley, the South African genre filmmaker of the cult »

- Mike Everleth

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Delhi Safari teams up with Toys “R” Us for Exclusive Contest Giveaway

18 October 2012 6:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The upcoming 3D Bollywood animated comedy Delhi Safari has teamed up with Toys “R” Us, the world’s leading toy retailer, to offer 50 lucky movie fans a special chance to win a free $50.00 gift card. This new contest is hosted by the film’s North American distributor Applied Art Productions which will release the critically-acclaimed family entertainer in theaters on October 19.

To enter the sweepstakes, moviegoers must take a picture of their Delhi Safari movie ticket and email it to ds@appliedartproductions.com. 50 winners will be chosen from all the entries and sent their Toys “R” Us gift card prize. More details on the contest can be found in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntBpLW0zzt4

Directed by Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq), Delhi Safari provides comedic fun for audiences of all ages and features an all-star voice cast including Govinda as a militant monkey, »

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Contest: Win Excision on Blu-ray

17 October 2012 2:36 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Excision is out this week via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two Blu-ray copies to give away! The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (Day of the Dead remake), Traci Lords (Blade), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel: Part II), Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”), Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), John Waters (Pink Flamingos) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween remake).

Based on writer/director Richard Bates, Jr.’s short film of the… More »

- Alex DiVincenzo

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Watch Now: 1984 Interview With John Waters

3 September 2012 12:08 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Cult filmmaking icon John Waters is interviewed on a Provincetown public access TV show way back in 1984. Taped before Waters hit mainstream success with Hairspray, the most fascinating aspect of this casual chat is his discussion of the never-made Pink Flamingos II and another unrealized project called Hatchet-Face.

This video was brought to our attention by Robert Maier, a longtime collaborator on Waters’ early films that Maier documented in his must-read book Low Budget Hell. Over on his blog, Maier shares some of the backstory of where Waters was in his career during this interview, which was basically nowhere.

Waters also discusses in some detail his absence from filmmaking between Polyester and Hairspray in his book Trash Trio, which includes the full script for the never produced Pink Flamingos II. Left to raise money for the film on his own, Waters could never find the right investor for the large »

- Mike Everleth

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2012 Melbourne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

17 August 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

To celebrate their 13th anniversary this year, the Melbourne Underground Film Festival is going green!

No, they’re not out to save the kookaburra or anything. Instead, they’re hosting a special tribute to the New Irish Low Budget Cinema, featuring two films by acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Kavanagh, plus work by Colin Downey, Gary Kenneally and Gerard Lough.

Muff will host a repeat screening of Kavanagh’s celebrated thriller Tin Can Man — it previously screened at Muff in 2008 — as well as his latest film, The Fading Light. The three other Irish films screening all fall into the horror/thriller genres, from Downey’s The Looking Glass to Kenneally’s Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman and Lough’s trilogy-ending The Shaken 3. And, in addition, the entire fest kicks off with the opening night Irish thriller Charlie Casanova by Terry McMahon.

But don’t think Muff is all Irish all the time this year, »

- Mike Everleth

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Indianapolis Kicks off 'Days of the Dead' Horror Convention

6 July 2012 4:37 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror

Gathering again in Indianapolis, Indiana this July 6-8th are the cool folks putting on the Days of the Dead horror convention, and they happen to be bringing along some of their friends.

The Days of the Dead horror convention is a show not to be missed, it’s always a great time if you’re able to attend. They have celebrity guests signing autographs and posing for pictures, movie screenings, celebrity panels with Q&A sessions, huge vendor rooms with plenty of cool stuff to blow your cash on, special events and much more.

This year’s celebrity lineup is one of their best ever, including Rodd Piper (They Live), Ace Frehley (former Kiss guitarist), John Waters (Pink Flamingos), Tom Savini (Make-up FX extrordinaire), Bill Mosely ("Chop-Top" in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Traci Lords (Excision, adult film star), Dick Miller (Gremlins), a Texas Chainsaw »

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Underground Film Links: May 6, 2012

5 May 2012 11:27 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

This Week’s Must Read — if you can get through the New York Times paywall — is Manhola Dargis saying that Shirley Clarke is “one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema.” Ain’t that the truth! Dargis tries to give Clarke as much due as she can in just one article on the occasion of the restoration of The Connection and it’s release in NYC this weekend.Glenn Kenny also urges folks to go see The Connection in no uncertain terms.Man, NYC really is the place to be this weekend as donna k. teases Brent Green’s latest installation, To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, which is on view at the Edlin Gallery this week.Just a reminder: There’s only a few days left to contribute to the Chicago Underground Film Festival’s Kickstarter campaign. Help support the longest-running underground fest of all time! »

- Mike Everleth

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SXSW '12 Review: Omar Rodriguez Lopez's 'Los Chidos' Is Wild, Wacky, Weird, Bloody & Bold

12 March 2012 9:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not everyone is going to be ready for the ride through "Los Chidos" that director Omar Rodriguez Lopez offers up. But his willingness to scare off a few of the faint of heart preserves his commitment to a truly bold and unique vision and an aesthetic all his own. This is the fifth feature film from the Mars Volta guitarist and only the second to play at a festival, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Could this be the birth of a new auteur?

Meet the Gonzalez family. They run a tire shop in Guadalajara and lead a life of wanton laziness together, hitting the bar as a family, talking shit about everyone and slurping up the delicious tacos Mama makes for them everyday. Meet Rulo, the Gonzalez brother’s friend. He’s newly wed to Alma, not to mention an abusive sociopath and transvestite having an »

- Katie Walsh

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Ron Perlman drags up for Frankie Go Boom poster

6 March 2012 4:44 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Frankie Go Boom has debuted a new poster ahead of its premiere at SXSW, and it’s fair to say it’s one of the more attention grabbing one-sheets we’ve seen in the past few years. Do not adjust your set, because that is indeed Ron Perlman in a wig, make-up and a frock, starring as probably the most incongruous man in drag since Divine did her “thing” in Pink Flamingos. As for the plot, a brief synopsis has been recovered by Movieline, and it sounds just as off-the-wall as the poster would suggest. “While...

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- George Wales

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Ron Perlman drags up for Frankie Goes Boom poster

6 March 2012 12:27 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Frankie Go Boom has debuted a new poster ahead of its premiere at SXSW, and it’s fair to say it’s one of the more attention grabbing one-sheets we’ve seen in the past few years. Do not adjust your set, because that is indeed Ron Perlman in a wig, make-up and a frock, starring as probably the most incongruous man in drag since Divine did her “thing” in Pink Flamingos. As for the plot, a brief synopsis has been recovered by Movieline, and it sounds just as off-the-wall as the poster would suggest. “While...

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- George Wales

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'Eraserhead' Review

22 February 2012 5:50 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jason Hutnick, MoreHorror.com

In Heaven, everything is fine. You’ve got your good things. And I’ve got mine.”

David Lynch is a director that is constantly pushing the limits of surreal cinema. From his first short film Six Figures Getting Sick, to his most recent film Inland Empire and all the strange films he has done in between. He makes the viewer really think about what there witnessing even long after the viewer watched the movie. I can go on all day and night about how he has never made a bad film. However, this review is about his first feature film Eraserhead. A film that is hard to swallow and lingers in your subconscious long after the credits roll.

Eraserhead came out in 1977, and is one of the original “Midnight Movies” (Other midnight movies include Pink Flamingos, El Topo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Night of the Living »

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Ae Movie Club: The Revenge: "Mirror, Mirror", Movie Romance, a "Rocky Horror" Flashback, and More!

10 February 2012 6:15 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Well hello there! Welcome to this week's installment of The Ae Movie Club, the most eclectic collection of eccentric characters since Wadsworth poured after-dinner drinks in the study. ("Not the cognac - just in case!")

I'm a very bad club president (self-appointed), because I didn't see a single one of the movies opening this week. Forty lashes with a wet Twizzler for me. But never fear! There's still plenty of cinematic fat to chew.

For starters, I've got a new Fast Five celebrating romance in honor of today's release of The Vow. I've got a great report from a recent Rocky Horror revival where star Barry Bostwick got more into character than expected (it's seriously awesome), as well as some seriously Vintage Beefcake courtesy of a studly leading man of days past.

It Came From Instant Queue questions Netflix's recommendation algorithm, The Iron Lady gets the Limerick Review treatment, and »

- brian

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Marisa Tomei Waterworks: Actress Sued Over Leaky Apartment

3 February 2012 7:55 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Now here's one leak Marisa Tomei's publicist couldn't plug. The Oscar-winning actress has been slapped with a lawsuit by insurance companies repping two of her downstairs neighbors, claiming that a leak from the actress's New York apartment damaged their homes. And get this: One of those cribs belongs to a famous cult director. Who is it? The watery mishap allegedly damaged the apartment of Pink Flamingos director John Waters. (Nope, you can't make this up, not even in Hollywood!) In a statement, the director said that the insurance claim is standard and not within his control, and that there's no bad blood between him and Tomei. The suit cites the »

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Low Budget Hell: Making Movies With John Waters

25 January 2012 7:00 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

With a title like Low Budget Hell: Making Movies With John Waters, this memoir by Robert Maier is going to appeal instantly to fans of the iconic cult movie director. However, Maier’s book also goes way beyond just working with Waters and is an absolute must read for anybody interested in the making of independent movies, from the makers themselves to the people who just love watching them.

Clearly, though, the main selling point is Maier’s unabashed recollections of making films with Waters, all the way from Female Trouble to Cry-Baby. For a long time, the two young filmmakers were very close friends. So, Maier is able to paint a portrait of Waters that fans of his always knew existed, but that he would never divulge himself.

Waters has always been extremely crafty in creating his public persona of the quirky, outsider oddball. However, one only has to »

- Mike Everleth

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