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The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death

The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since David Bowie‘s death. It hurts for many reasons, but if there’s any solace to glean from the loss, it’s that Bowie has been properly mourned. Not just among civilians — you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who didn’t turn in a Bowie cover at some point. Here are some of our favorites from the past year, ranging from deep cuts to the obvious ones.

Seu Jorge, “Space Oddity”

Okay, okay, this one’s kind of a cheat. Seu Jorge’s lovely samba-flavored covers of
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POWFest Celebrates Sixth Edition with Penelope Spheeris, Spirit Nominee 'Breakfast with Curtis' and More

POWFest Celebrates Sixth Edition with Penelope Spheeris, Spirit Nominee 'Breakfast with Curtis' and More
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) announces highlights from its upcoming event, running March 7-10. The festival is celebrating its 6th year, and received a record number of submissions from women filmmakers across the world to compile almost 100 films (shorts, docs and features) that will play in themed programs -- Relationships, Mature Themes, Animation & Experimental, Mothers & Fathers, and Youth Created. This year's "female pioneer" and Guest of Honor is director Penelope Spheeris, whose films "Dudes," "Suburbia" and "Decline of Western Civilization III" will screen on March 9. The festival will open with Jackie Weissman's "Rock N Roll Mamas," while International Women's Day (March 8) will feature Pow's the traveling shorts showcase Lunafest, as well as "From Zimbabwe to Sante Fe" and "Gabby's Wish." Other highlights from the weekend include...
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Beyond Fright – “Cult” Pick: The Boys Next Door

As I’ve been wanting to inject more posts and articles about “cult” titles into Icons Of Fright, I finally got around to watching one earlier this afternoon that I’d heard of but never seen; it’s something that I think fans of this site and horror in general might want to seek out and experience for themselves – Penelope Spheeris’ 1985 flick The Boys Next Door.

The movie opens up with a montage of photos and voice-overs discussing various serial killers of the last few decades; how people can’t make sense of the crimes that these young unassuming men commit. How it’s difficult to comprehend the actions of seemingly good “boys next door”. And then we’re introduced to Roy (Maxwell Caulfield) and Bo (Charlie Sheen). They’re two prankster teens who have just graduated high school and have no real motivation or drive for their future. Roy however has a problem.
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Trailer Park: The Big Lebowski Blu-ray Giveaway & Director Leon Ford of Griff The Invisible

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By Christopher Stipp

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The Big Lebowski - Blu-ray Giveaway

This upcoming Tuesday, August 16th, is a very special day for those of us steeped in the lore of The Dude.

After having to endure special editions that were solely on DVD The Big Lebowski is coming to your hi-def setup in its original theatrical aspect ratio. For laypeople, this might not seem like a reason to be all worked up, after all, the film has been out over 13 years. Yet, as far as classic films go this is about as revered as Citizen Kane for those of the White Russian sect. The film itself is one that I can find endless delight in being a part of as there are moments that almost compel you to speak to the screen,
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Now & Then: Glory Daze (1996)

Before we dive into the first installment of “Now & Then”, I want to just take a few moments to explain exactly what it is. In “Now & Then” movies, both horror and non-horror will be analyzed from the point of view of seeing the film at a younger age and then the point of view of watching it in the present. The movie I have chosen for the first installment is a movie that is very important to me and influenced me immensely growing up the 1996 independent classic Glory Daze from writer/director Rich Wilkes.

Glory Daze is the story of a group of tight knit friends in college who find themselves two days away from graduation. Jack (Ben Affleck) is starting to panic as he starts to contemplate what the future holds for him and begins to worry that the last few years were the high point and everything else
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Dudes

“Decline of the Western Civilization” director Penelope Spheeris, while talented, has certainly made some very strange choices during the early stages of her career. And while the filmmaker’s pseudo-cool 1987 revenge saga “Dudes” isn’t nearly as hokey as, say, “Hollywood Vice Squad”, it does, at times, reek of slightly moldly cheese. Jon Cryer and Daniel Roebuck star as a pair of New York City punks who helplessly watch their friend die at the hands of a murderous gang of racist hillbillies during their cross-country trip to sunny California. The story — which is essentially a punk rock retelling of “Easy Rider” — isn’t overly complicated or complex, nor does it strive to be. Once you strip away the snake juice-fueled dream sequence, the cornball cowboy references, and the decidedly pointless inclusion of minor 80′s eye candy Catherine Mary Stewart, all you’ve got is a paint-by-numbers road movie with goofy
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Tila Tequila: Attacked On-Stage At Gathering Of The Juggalos?

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Tila Tequila is probably used to extreme reactions. Her love of writhing on red carpets, her will she-won’t she Celebrity Rehab yo-yoing … exhibition streaking much? But nothing she’s ever done could have prepared her (or us), for what she was in for this weekend. Tila was on stage at a the Gathering of the Juggalos concert in Illinois (you know, the “f*cking magnets, how do they work?” dudes) when the crowd apparently got dangerously out of hand, leaving her completely bruised and battered. She told TMZ about the incident stating, “ Dudes were throwing Huge Stone Rocks in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the sh*t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh*t and piss at me when I was onstage.” Is this true? Because it sounds totally unreal.
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