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Sliff Interview: Stace England of Screen Syndicate – A Tribute to Roberta Collins

Screen Syndicate, a side project of Southern Illinois-based Americana band Stace England and the Salt Kings, explores the fascinating history of Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and the exploitation films made by the company in the 1970s. The life of actress Roberta Collins — a Hollywood story of sadly unfulfilled promise — is the vehicle used to navigate the period. Collins lit up the screen in films like The Big Doll House, Women In Cages and Death Race 2000. But Collins was unable to break out of the B-movie grind, playing minor roles in increasingly poor productions before finally exiting the business. She died in obscurity in 2008. Screen Syndicate combines original songs, film clips, trailers, and other material into a unique live-music experience that pays tribute to Collins. The band has performed at numerous film festivals in the U.S. and Europe — appearing twice at Sliff — with shows about pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and Cairo,
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Briefs: Jonathan Groff At Summer Camp, Remembering “Diseased Pariah News,” and Porn and Ballet Don’t Mix

Ryan Reynolds visits The Today Show

Birthday shoutouts go to Tom Hanks, who is 57, Fred Savage is 37, and Courtney Love is 49.

Jonathan Groff is an instructor at Theater Camp. Lucky little bastards.

Remembering Diseased Pariah News.

HBO Producing Documentary On Historic Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case

Below you can see Jeppe Hansen talk about being kicked out of ballet school when his porn career was discovered.

Stars’ Torquil Campbell To Critics Of Band’s Gay-Friendly New Video: ‘Your Parents Raised You Wrong’

Warehouse 13 aired the final episode of the season last night, and below you can see a behind-the-scenes look.

Wanda Sykes on Paula Deen.

James Franco for Gucci Eyewear.

A Scrubs reunion.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also
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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for September (Part 1)

A Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre releases for the first two weeks of September.

Mother's Day (1980) Anchor Bay Blu-ray & DVD Available Now

Though the company had yet to be formed, Mother’s Day was the first unofficial Troma film. Written and directed by Charles Kaufman (Loyd’s brother), it’s a violent, cheapjack revenge film with several of the patented Troma ingredients already in place. Uneasy comedic elements, amateur performances, sketchy scripting and aggressive misogyny abound. In spite of all this, Mother’s Day is also a fairly engrossing little exploitation film that seems to get better with age. Featuring the late, great Beatrice Pons as Mother Rose.

Special Features Include:

* Feature Length Audio Commentary with director Charles Kaufman and assistant art director Rex Piano

* Behind the Scenes of the Original Mother’s Day: includes Super 8 footage of screen tests and special effects (with Charles Kaufman commentary)

*Original trailer

* "Ike,
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Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: A Tribute to Kane Hodder

Who the hell is Kane Hodder? I distinctly remember saying those exact words. Picture it, a young, 14-year old Doctor Gash. Here I was, not even an intern yet, preparing for a visit to my hometown cinema, The Community Theater, to see Jason Voorhees' newest offering, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

And being the burgeoning horror sage I was, I made a point to check out who was playing what role in all my favorite horror movies. I remember looking, probably in my newest edition of Fangoria, and discovered Kane Hodder was playing Jason. And I thought: Who the hell is Kane Hodder?

Little did I know, by the time the early teenaged Doctor Gash was first hearing the name Kane Hodder, Kane had already acted or performed stunt work in 10 major films, including House and House 2: The Second Story, The Hills Have Eyes 2 and even Hardbodies.
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9 Guilty Pleasure Beach Movies

The beach movie has come a long way from the days of Frankie & Annette, Gidget and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

On second thought, maybe it hasn't changed at all. They've always been about the same things: babes, beefcake, and trying to get laid without getting sand in your nether regions.

Of course, the beach films of yesteryear could only hint at it, but you knew that beneath the Aquanet and Brylcreem, those kids were waiting to sexually explode (in between having to dodge all those giant radioactive insects so prominent in that era).

The beach films of recent times don't have to hint at anything, and can be as blatantly sexual and nuded up as they want. And they don't have to tiptoe around the "love that dare not speak its name" either, although if you read between the lines of those 60's films, we were always there,
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