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Stormy Daniels, the Movie: We Suggest the Best Directors to Handle the Story of Trump’s Former Fling

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Stormy Daniels, the Movie: We Suggest the Best Directors to Handle the Story of Trump’s Former Fling
Porn star Stormy Daniels has been in the news a lot lately, even as she hasn’t been able to speak up. Pre-election, the actress spoke at length with In Touch, where she offered a detailed account of an alleged affair with the future president after meeting him at a golf tournament (“I can describe his junk perfectly”). Reports that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohn, paid Daniels $130,000 during the election to sign a non-disclosure agreement help explain why Daniels has remained quiet about the affair, even during a coy Jimmy Kimmel appearance when she danced around questions about her relationship with Trump.

That seems to have changed, in the wake of Trump’s lawyer saying that he personally paid Daniels to keep quiet and Daniels’ agent claiming that his declaration invalidates the Nda. “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Daniels’ agent told the AP.
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Don’t despair, Jennifer Lawrence: Check out the other great performances that got Razzie nominations

Don’t despair, Jennifer Lawrence: Check out the other great performances that got Razzie nominations
Among this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards nominees are Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky, up in Worst Actress and Worst Director respectively for the polarizing psychological thriller “mother!” The film, which earned mixed-to-positive reviews from critics but a damning ‘F’ grade from CinemaScore, is hardly the first picture to, despite many glowing notices, earn Razzie recognition. Not only have the Razzies honored outstanding work, they’ve even bestowed love upon Oscar-nominated performances. (Check out the complete list of Razzie Awards nominations here.)

Brian De Palma received a trio of Worst Director Razzie nominations for “Dressed to Kill” (1980); “Scarface” (1983); and “Body Double” (1984), all of which garnered mixed reviews at the time but now are widely seen as among the filmmaker’s best work. He would go on to, more deservedly, earn Worst Director nominations for the panned “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990) and “Mission to Mars” (2000).

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Jerry Greenberg, ‘The French Connection’ Editor, Dies at 81

Jerry Greenberg, ‘The French Connection’ Editor, Dies at 81
Jerry Greenberg, the film editor who created one of the most legendary car chase scenes in history, died Friday after a long illness. He was 81.

While Greenberg was best-known for his Oscar- and BAFTA-winning editing for “The French Connection,” which included an iconic car chase sequence, he worked on other notable films like “Apocalypse Now” and “The Untouchables.” His work on “Apocalypse Now” earned him a second Oscar nomination in 1979, as well as BAFTA and Ace Eddie award nominations, alongside his co-editors. He received a second Oscar nomination in the same year for his editing of “Kramer Vs. Kramer.”

His career began as an assistant to pioneering editor Dede Allen on 1963’s “America America,” and he went on to assist her on “Bonnie and Clyde,” which received acclaim for its final ambush scene that contained more than 50 cuts in under a minute. He notably collaborated with director Brian De Palma after working on 1980’s “Dressed to Kill,” which
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch All 6 Seasons of Lost Before It Leaves Netflix

We were so busy obsessing over all of the new titles hitting Netflix in January that we almost forgot to pour one out for the many, many movies and TV shows that are bidding the streaming giant adieu. In exchange for Love Actually, Bring It On, and The Godfather, it looks like Netflix is giving up the Saw franchise, Pulp Fiction, and all six seasons of Lost. Check out the rest of the titles you need to watch Asap below! Jan. 1 Chicago Daddy Day Care Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Dressed to Kill E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Forrest Gump Four Brothers Free Willy Grease Gremlins I Am Sam Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The
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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris Moore talks ‘Blessed are the Children’

Blessed are the Children is new thriller from co-writer and director Chris Moore, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about his inspirations for making the film, his influences and what makes Blessed are the Children stand out in the horror genre.

What can we expect from the film?

I think you can expect a slasher film that’s fun, has something to say, and characters you actually care about. It’s one of the most important things in a horror film, but a lot of people seem fine with just throwing in a gaggle of busty 20-somethings and calling it a day. I want you to actually feel something when these people are terrorized. I never want you rooting for the killers. I usually come up with a story or concept first
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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’

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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’
You won’t find a sharper contrast in period costume design than the farm life of “Mudbound” vs. the high fashion of “Murder on the Orient Express.” The former, directed by Dee Rees, is a sprawling saga about two families, one black, one white, in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. And the latter, helmed by Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the wildly mustachioed Hercule Poirot), is a stylish, 1934 murder mystery aboard the eponymous luxury locomotive.

Tackling Parallel Settings for “Mudbound

There were two challenges for costume designer Michael T. Boyd (“Bessie,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Gettysburg”): Authenticating clothing for parallel settings on the Mississippi Delta and in aerial and tank battles during World War II. “It stretches your creativity,” said Boyd, who was working on a small budget for the indie feature distributed by Netflix.

“You’re trying to realistically recreate the atmosphere,” Boyd added. “That was my mission on this show.
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Noah Baumbach Reveals the Key Movies That Made Him Want to Be a Filmmaker

Noah Baumbach Reveals the Key Movies That Made Him Want to Be a Filmmaker
Noah Baumbach has been making movies for more than 20 years, and in that time, has developed a distinctive voice in American cinema. His stories of neurotic New Yorkers are loaded with memorable moments of self-obsession and narcissistic showdowns. But Baumbach didn’t become a filmmaker overnight; he learned much about filmmaking from watching other movies. Raised by novelist Jonathan Baumbach and film critic Georgia Brown, Baumbach grew up surrounded by cinema, and it played a critical role in his evolving love for the medium.

The filmmaker looked back on some of these key influences during a conversation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center shortly before a screening of his latest effort, the ensemble comedy “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which Netflix releases later this month.

The Movie Brats

Baumbach was born in 1969, which placed on the younger end of the spectrum of moviegoers influenced by the movie brat
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Don’t Torture a Ducklilng

Don’t Torture a Duckling


Arrow Films

1972 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / Street Date October 2, 2017

Starring Barbara Bouchet, Florinda Bolkan, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Cinematography by Sergio D’Offizi

Written by Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Gianfranco Clerici

Film Edited by Ornella Micheli

Produced by Renato Jaboni

Music by Riz Ortolani

Directed by Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci’s most consistent trait might have been his instability. In fact it may have been the Italian director’s defining quality; lingering throughout his films is the inescapable notion that, no matter how stylish or finely-tuned his mise en scene, he will surely find a way to fly off the rails and take everyone with him. He’s the crazy ex-girlfriend of filmmakers.

Fulci made his rep in the late 70’s and early 80’s with a series of crassly exploitative horror films, high on gore and low on logic. Nevertheless he began his career on
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Good Guys Finish First: Don Mancini’S Durably Deranged Killer Doll Returns In Cult Of Chucky

Let’s talk memorable movie killers for a second. Since Mrs. Bates first slashed her way through the shower curtain in Room 1 of that roadside motel in Psycho (1960), franchise-minded murderers have had a hard time of it in the consistency department, regardless of how strong they may have lunged out of the gate. Established classics of the genre, like Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street have all given birth to an array of sequels, remakes and reboots that may have extended their nasty protagonists’ shelf life, but none could approach their origins in terms of frights or filmmaking quality.

The exception to this rule of inconsistency and ever-diminishing returns in serial killer movie franchises seems to be the maniac who may have been the most unlikely to succeed, or certainly to endure, to begin with. He would be Charles Lee Ray (played with customary intensity
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Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival

Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival
The Turin Film Festival will host the first full Brian de Palma Retrospective in Italy at its upcoming festival. Curated by festival director Emanuela Martini, the retrospective will feature not just the complete feature films of De Palma, but also his short films, documentaries and video clips.

De Palma, born in New Jersey to parents of Apulian origins, is known for a number of iconic films, including Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996) among many others.

He has been honored with a Berlin Silver Bear for...
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10 best psychological horror movies

Psychological horrors put the audience right inside the nightmare, either giving us an insight into the tortured psyche of the victim or into the twisted mind of the killer. The best psychological horrors like Manhunter or Copy Cat do both by exploring the hero’s journey into the ‘mind of madness’ to catch the killer and prevent and further crimes. These movies use sounds, color, and design to represent the hero’s internal journey. Here are ten of the best psychological horrors: 1 Dressed to Kill A mystery ‘woman’ brutally butchers a female patient of psychiatrist Robert Elliott (Michael Cain) in...read more
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Trans Visibility Video Tackles Troubling History of Cisgender Actors in Trans Roles — Watch

Trans Visibility Video Tackles Troubling History of Cisgender Actors in Trans Roles — Watch
Eddie Redmayne. Jared Leto. Jeffrey Tambor. John Lithgow. David Duchovny. Matt Bomer. The number of cis men who have played trans women could fill pages.

Read More: ‘They’ Review: Imagine if a Young Abbas Kiarostami Made A Trans Childhood Film — Cannes 2017

When they do it well in a critically-acclaimed project, they are praised endlessly for taking on such a “brave” role. Often, it’s a slam dunk for awards nominations and wins. Tambor has won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor two years running for playing Maura on “Transparent.” Redmayne was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “The Danish Girl,” and Leto won for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Those are just the recent, generally positive portrayals of trans women. Let’s not forget about “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Crying Game,” and “Dressed to Kill.” Those are just some of the many examples trotted out by ScreenCrush senior editor E.
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Review: "Cheech And Chong's Next Movie" (1980); Shout! Factory Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Todd Garbarini

Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, which opened on Friday, July 18, 1980, had stiff competition at the box office: Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Friday the 13th, The Blue Lagoon, The Big Red One, Dressed to Kill, Fame, and The Blues Brothers were all in major release at the time. While Next Movie and did respectable business, it went on to gross even more moola when Universal released is on a double bill with John Landis’s beloved Blues Brothers later. The film picks up sometime after Cheech and Chong’s maiden cinematic outing, Up in Smoke, left off two years earlier. Written by the slapdash and seemingly always high dynamic duo and directed by the latter of the two, Next Movie plays out like their comedy album routines (“Dave” from their self-titled 1971 debut album is one of their best-known and funniest bits) which is exactly
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'Fargo' Director Breaks Down Penultimate Episode's Big Emotional Moment

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Fargo,"Aporia."]

After starting his career as the young star of films like Christine and Dressed To Kill and then transitioning to directing small, well-received films like The Chocolate War and Waking the Dead, Keith Gordon has carved out a third act as one of the most reliable directors of prestige TV.

A résumé that already included episodes of shows like Dexter, Rectify, Rubicon, Masters of Sex and Homeland has reached something of a peak this spring as Gordon directed my favorite third season episode of The Leftovers (the...
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New to Streaming: ‘Zodiac,’ ‘Dressed to Kill,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski)

The asylum-based film is a fairly interesting mini-genre to deconstruct. These movies almost always deal with perceptions of reality, questions of the self, and an innate fear of those in positions of power who operate in worlds of the ethereal. The question of the protagonist’s madness is almost always central, and the uncertainty over whether their paranoia is unfounded or justified is
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The Pros and Cons of Looking Back: Close-Up on John Carpenter’s "Christine" and "Starman"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown
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Brian De Palma directing new Christina Hendricks thriller

Don Kaye May 5, 2017

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks will play a cop in legendary director Brian De Palma's latest outing...

Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame is set to star in Domino, a new thriller from director Brian De Palma (that's nothing to do with the Tony Scott movie of the same name). According to The Wrap, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones will co-star in the film.

The pair will play Danish cops who are on the hunt for the person who murdered Coster-Waldau's partner. What they don't know is that their chief suspect is an American CIA agent in pursuit of an Isis terror cell.

The movie does not have a distributor yet but will head to the film market at this year's Cannes Film Festival in search of backing.

Hendricks was recently seen in Fist Fight and Bad Santa 2 -- two projects that she's probably
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Scandal Season 6 Episode 12 Review: Mercy

If you had asked me at the beginning of Scandal Season 6 if I thought it would serve as a return to form for the series, I would have probably laughed in your face. 

Scandal Season 6 Episode 12 was another crazy hour that made me realize why I fell in love with the series all those years ago.

Having all of the characters together to take down the enemy was the best move. 

Characters like David, Jake, and Marcus have sat perched on the periphery this season, with nothing to do. A show like Scandal has a lot of key players, so I can understand that it happens sometimes. 

David has never been the most faithful person, so I think he's not the innocent bystander he makes himself out to be with the ladies. He needs to own his shit, and maybe he'll find someone who is not working for the likes of Peus.
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Psychopaths’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Psychopaths’
Devoid of characters or a story about which one might care, “Psychopaths” proves to be a fright-free pastiche without purpose — save, that is, for unimaginatively paying homage to a string of superior genre predecessors. As in his prior “Carnage Park,” writer-director Mickey Keating offers up a schizo nightmare that’s narratively splintered to pieces and rife with nods toward his favorite ’70s and ’80s horror movies. However, there’s so little substance or originality to this lurid, abstract affair that it comes off as simply a faded grindhouse collage. Even in the midnight-movie arena, its dull derivativeness will likely spell its doom.

An introductory video recording of death-row killer Starkweather (Larry Fessenden) ranting and raving about how his “children will inherit the Earth” sets the hysterical and nonsensical tone of “Psychopaths,” whose narrator (Jeff Daniel Phillips) informs us that Starkweather’s prophesy — namely, that his evil spirit will possess other
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