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Growing up in a small town in California in the 1980′s and into the 90′s with nothing to do, I existed on a steady diet of TV and books. Street Trash is one of those movies that would show up occasionally and piqued my interest because it seemed like something of the Troma variety. In fact, one could look at it as the best film that studio never made. I do recall the film looking rather grungy and beat up, so seeing it uncut and presented so beautifully was a bit of a shock. Who knew this little movie could look this fantastic? Let’s take a trip to the junk yard, shall we?
- Derek Botelho
Oliver Sunley explores the filthy world of John Waters...
When John Waters, the self-proclaimed “Sultan of Sleaze”, directed Hairspray he was shocked by the film’s enormous commercial success and found himself faced with a choice: continue making the trash films he’d always done or go mainstream? Hairspray had been awarded a PG rating and was being watched by the same people who’d denounced him as the antichrist of cinema. One family who saw it went to rent another one of his films the following morning, his magnum opus Pink Flamingos. The next day Waters got a call from his lawyer. The family were suing him.
Raised in Baltimore, Waters was exposed to the filthy from a young age. While other kids played with G.I Joes, John would reenact grisly accidents with his toy cars. His first move into entertainment, as a puppeteer at the age of seven, »
- Flickering Myth
Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon star in the upcoming dramatic thriller Mud from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. Already a favorite on the festival circuit, this edgy adventure follows two teenage boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who discover a fugitive from the law named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a small island in the Mississippi. Mud mesmerizes the youngsters with his fantastic yarn about the man he killed in Texas, and the bounty hunters that are now hot on his trail. The two boys soon learn that Mud plans to meet with his former lover, Juniper (Witherspoon), and escape into the sunset. While skeptical, Ellis and Neckbone decide to help the killer meet up with Juniper, only to find themselves trapped in a dangerous and deadly struggle for survival. In the end, its love that saves the day.
In theaters April 26, we've culled together 11 awesome movies that »
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