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Tura! – The Tura Satana Documentary – Join ‘Team Tura’ and Help With Their Kickstarter Campaign

Filmmakers Cody Jarrett and Siouxzan Perry are raising funds through Kickstarter to complete their documentary Tura!,the Incredible True Life Story of Tura Satana, the Russ Meyer & Burlesque Superstar, Asian American Cinema Pioneer and Ultimate Self-Empowered Female. Read the We Are Movie Geeks tribute to Tura Here

The Kickstarter link can be found Here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1486618309/tura-the-tura-satana-documentary

Here is a video from the filmmakers discussing their project and showing some of the footage they’ve already shot:

“Tura!” is the true life story of cult movie icon & burlesque dancer Tura Satana, chopped straight from the pages of her handwritten memoir. Best known as the star of Russ Meyer’s classic film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Tura stunned 1960’s movie audiences as the sexy, dominant, fast-driving, karate-wielding lesbian gang leader Varla. Her groundbreaking look, attitude, and performance were all years ahead of their time and continue to influence
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Interview: ‘Skiptrace’ Director Renny Harlin on Working With Jackie Chan and Chinese vs. American Filmmaking

Interview: ‘Skiptrace’ Director Renny Harlin on Working With Jackie Chan and Chinese vs. American Filmmaking
Many of us grew up watching Renny Harlin’s action movies like Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. It would be several more years before Jackie Chan was properly introduced to America with the U.S. release of Rumble in the Bronx. The two represent quite different approaches to action, with Harlin embodying the […]

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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Veteran Producer Likes Staying Outside the Box

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Read More: ‘Bad Moms’ Review: Come For The Raunchy Jokes, Stay For Kathryn Hahn’s Comedic Breakout

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,
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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Veteran Producer Likes Staying Outside the Box

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Read More: ‘Bad Moms’ Review: Come For The Raunchy Jokes, Stay For Kathryn Hahn’s Comedic Breakout

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,
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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Hollywood Veteran Likes Staying Outside the Box

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,” Todd told me in a recent conversation over ice tea. “I didn
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Hollywood Veteran Likes Staying Outside the Box

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,” Todd told me in a recent conversation over ice tea. “I didn
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Femme Fatale,’ Hou Hsiao-hsien, ‘Pusher,’ Maya Deren & More

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The Brian De Palma retrospective has its best weekend yet: Carlito’s Way and Raising Cain on Friday; Body Double and Femme Fatale on Saturday; and, this Sunday, Mission: Impossible, Snake Eyes, and the underseen, Paul Schrader-penned Obsession.

A program of Chuck Jones shorts plays on Saturday; Party Husband screens this Sunday.

Museum of
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"Demolition Man" Seashells Origin Revealed

It has been twenty years since the Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes-led sci-fi thriller "Demolition Man" hit cinemas. Looking back on it though, the one thing that most people remember is a visual gag - the three sea shells.

For those who haven't seen the film, Stallone's character is a cop who is put into cryostasis and awakens several decades into the future. When he uses a public toilet for the first time, he discovers there is no toilet paper - only three sea shells on one side.

He doesn't know how to use them, a fact that makes everyone else highly amused. To this day it's still not known how they work (two for clamping, one for scraping?), and the film's writer Daniel Waters isn't going to say.

At a recent Q&A for the 25th anniversary screening for "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" in Los Angeles though,
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Demolition Man Screenwriter Reveals "Three Seashells" Origin

In the 1993 science fiction action film Demolition Man, Lapd Sgt., John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) is put into a cryogenic prison in 1996 when he's falsely accused of manslaugther. He is later awoken in 2032 and reinstated into the police force so that he can help ill-equipped cops of the future apprehend psychopathic career criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes). The best scenes in the film have to do with Spartan adjusting to this new futuristic environment. In it, Taco Bell (Pizza Hut for some international markets) has won the "Franchise Wars" and is the last remaining chain restaurant, Arnold Schwarzenegger was (at one time) President of the United States of America, and they replaced toilet paper with Three Seashells! This past weekend at The Egyptian in Hollywood, there was a screening of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in advance of the film's 25th Anniversary. Screenwriter Daniel Waters was one of the guest
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Renny Harlin, Sion Sono & Pen-ek Ratanaruang Line Up Directorial Projects

There was a time, probably much shorter than we actually remember, when Renny Harlin was sort of a big deal in Hollywood. But for every "Die Hard 2" or "Deep Blue Sea," he would also drop stuff like "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" or "Mindhunters," and pretty soon the crap was outweighing the enjoyable schlock until he's now helming stuff like January's Doa "The Legend Of Hercules." But, never one to quit, he's got another gig lined up. Harlin will helm "Fallen Cross," with filming to start at the end of the year. Penned by David Christopher O'Neill, the story "centers on Timothy Cole, a reformed ex-mafia enforcer who is in a desperate struggle to protect his family from the crime syndicate he once served, the Chicago Cross. But first he must find a way to escape the confines of prison and return to his ruthless killer ways to cut
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'Vampire Academy' Trailer: High School Sucks (Video)

The "Twilight" saga might be over (for now), but that doesn't mean that the movie theaters will be free from swoony young vampires falling in love. Come Valentine's Day, "Vampire Academy," based on the young adult novel by Richelle Mead, will show its fangs -- and if the new trailer is any indication, it promises to be wicked good fun, and a lot less sparkly.

While the plot of "Vampire Academy" isn't even hinted at, it does look pretty cool: Basically it's about a high school exclusively for creatures of the night. Zoey Deutch, who also starred in supernatural young adult adaptation "Beautiful Creatures" (and is the daughter of Lea Thompson and John Hughes surrogate Howard Deutch), leads the cast of pretty young things, with actors like Gabriel Byrne and Olga Kurylenko (as the principal) in the adult roles.

But more exciting than the on-screen talent is the creative team behind the movie.
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Renny Harlin on The Dyatlov Pass Incident: 'There are only guesses'

Finnish director Renny Harlin, the maker of Die Hard 2 and The Long Kiss Goodnight, has now decided to tackle one of the eeriest mysteries in Russian history. Here he explains why

'Oh, you'll have fun with Renny," says his assistant as I'm ushered into his office in Venice, Los Angeles, three blocks from where Orson Welles filmed the opening sequence of Touch of Evil. "He's been doing his homework on you."

My mind fills with horrifying possibilities, recalling how Don Simpson would have a journalist's credit rating, divorce papers, and even criminal record to hand for an interview. But Finland's most successful director simply appears before me with a grin and says: "Hello, John, I very much enjoyed your – " and he quotes something I wrote a month back. "I laughed all day!" he adds.

Renny Harlin, a lean, ginger-haired man of medium height with a wind-burned, tough-guy sort of face,
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Chris Rock Returns To Directing For Showbiz Comedy Finally Famous

Red-hot stand-up comics don.t always translate to the big screen, despite the industry.s insistence on trying to find the right vehicles for their talents. Sometimes you hit it out of the park and get Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School. Other times you get Andrew .Dice. Clay in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Chris Rock is one of those guys who has fallen somewhere in the middle. He.s a brilliant stand-up comic . possibly the best working stand-up at the moment . but his film career has been touch and go. Things are a little sketchier when he directs, as his first two efforts (Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife) have had limited success. Rock.s hoping the third time will be the charm, however, and he.s opening up a casting call for actors to join him on a spring shoot. Showbiz411 says Rock
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Trouble In Paradise – White Collar Sneak Peek

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As we talked about a month ago, White Collar season 4 is just about ready to rock and star Matt Bomer has been tearing up the track lately. As the dedicated fans likely already know, the season 3 finale saw Bomer’s character, Neal, along with his toady Mozzie (well played by Willie Garson), make good his escape from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As season 4 opens, we find Neal and Mozzie drinking in the lush beauty and fruity alcoholic beverages of a tropical island. The Hollywood Reporter brings us this clip from the opening episode:

So we see the standard White Collar quasi-cutesy back-n-forth dialogue is still well intact. Also, a bit of digging around on the ol’ internet has revealed to me (!!potential spoilers!!) that this elusive Dobbs will be played by none other than Gregg Henry. Henry is probably best known for his work on HBO’s Hung and FX’s The Riches,
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Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen Movie? Unbelievable - Dat's what I think!

Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay have joined Woody Allen's upcoming film, reports Variety. Shot in New York and San Francisco, the Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum film has already cast Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich. This comes after Lost's Michael Emerson was recently cast in the untitled film, joining a cast including Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannacale and Bradley Cooper. Dice Clay, an eighties-popular comedian who is certainly not for everyone, but still has a strong fan base, and also called "The Diceman," is known mostly for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane back in 1990.
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Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen Movie? Unbelievable - Dat's what I think!

Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay have joined Woody Allen's upcoming film, reports Variety. Shot in New York and San Francisco, the Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum film has already cast Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich. This comes after Lost's Michael Emerson was recently cast in the untitled film, joining a cast including Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannacale and Bradley Cooper. Dice Clay, an eighties-popular comedian who is certainly not for everyone, but still has a strong fan base, and also called "The Diceman," is known mostly for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane back in 1990.
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Open thread: what films have you been watching?

The good, the bad, and the blockbusters … whatever you've seen recently, we'd like to hear about it

What films have you seen recently? Whatever you've been watching, we'd like you to tell us about it.

You can either leave a comment in the thread below, or tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #gdnreview. We'll pick the best and show them off here once a week.

Here's what some @guardianfilm followers had to say about recent films they'd seen:

@bexter2001

Damsels in Distress: witty, whimsical and deeply offbeat, it grew on me, mainly thanks to the wonderful Greta Gerwig

@StephWhalley

Sticky sweet & naughty with lashings of humour & a sprinkling of nineties nostalgia: everything an American Pie Reunion should be!

@RedAppleChango

Lockout: Ott action sci-fi. Very 90s vibe, in a good way. See if you like Timecop or Sudden Death (who doesn't?)

@hannah_echo

Drive. Beautiful aesthetics and faux-retro sound juxtaposed
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100 Best Films of the 80′s – The Missing 50

Earlier today the folks over at EatSleepLiveFilm put up a list of what they called the ’100 Best Films of the 80s’ and whilst their list was full of awesome films – covering a plethora of genres and touching base on a number of the decades best and most-loved movies – upon reading it, and as a 80s aficionado, I found there to be quite a few glaring omissions. Hence this “rebuttal” – a list of 50 films (in no particular order) that Didn’T make Eslf’s Top 100 that I think are some of the best of the 80s, including some that might surprise you…

Weird Science One Crazy Summer How I Got Into College The Burning Class of 1984 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane The Beastmaster The Sword and the Sorceror Hiding Out Battle Beyond the Stars Home Front (aka Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home) The Blob Dance Til’ Dawn My Science Project
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Cult Movie of the Week: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Every two weeks I’m going to be posting a cult movie of the week. This could be a truly cult film (like this one), a forgotten film or a foreign film that I’d like to share.

The first cult movie of the week honors goes to The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, starring Andrew Dice Clay. I almost went with Brain Smasher… A Love Story, but Ford Fairlane is so far out of the mainstream it deserved the initial nod.

Story revolves around Ford “Mr. Rock n’ Roll Detective” Fairlane. He is experiencing problems, and it’s not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Things really get hectic when he is hired to find a girl named Zuzu Petals, who turns up dead.

You don’t have to be a
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Madonna, Michael, Aerosmith and Idol: The Music Videos of David Fincher

The filmed works of David Fincher aren't limited to the cinema. In fact, Fincher has made more music videos and commercials than he has movies and today I've decided to highlight a selection of Fincher's music videos from those that will have you nodding your head saying, "Yup, that looks like something Fincher would have directed," and others that will have you saying, "What? Really? The guy that made Zodiac, Seven and Fight Club made that?" I did my best to find a few quotes for some of the videos, a few facts on others and I can also suggest you look for the likes of Djimon Hounsou in Madonna's "Express Yourself" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", Christopher Walken in Madonna's "Bad Girl" and you can also find supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford in the video for George Michael's "Freedom!
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