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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Total Recall in […]
- Peter Sciretta
David Fincher’s most recent film, Gone Girl, has been the subject of intense criticism and analysis over the past few weeks. From claims of intense misogyny to stringent defenses on the other side, the film has evoked the most emotional critical response of any film in recent memory. However, my favourite part of the debate concerning Gone Girl has been the auteurist debate: which famous director is Fincher emulating in Gone Girl. Nick Pinkerton from Film Comment argues that Fincher is a derivative hack like Otto Preminger. Christy Lemire on the program What the Flick and Forrest Wickman from Slate make the obvious argument for Hitchcock. Richard Kelly (writer/director of Donnie Darko) draws the comparison to Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut. Matt Achity, also on What the Flick!, argues against the Hitchcock comparison to draw a link to Brian De Palma. Even here on the Sound on Sight podcast, »
- Mynt Marsellus
“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.”
During her recent visit to The Daily Show, the Oscar-nominated »
- Michelle McCue
StreamFix has gotten your latest updates on new Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle streams. Check out these titles before they inevitably go back into the endless interweb secret vault. Netflix "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (Season 9) I'd hate to burden you with a reminder about injustice during this Election Day, but it must be noted: It is insane that Kaitlin Olson has gone eight seasons without garnering an Emmy nomination for this show. Have you heard this woman dry-heave? It is sensational. "Total Recall" Did you know? Arnold Schwarzenegger > Colin Farrell, at least in terms of dystopian thriller heroism. I wouldn't want to see Arnold attempt Farrell's role in "Saving Mr. Banks" or anything like that though. "Altman" This documentary gives an incisive, insightful look at Robert Altman, whose best movie is not "Nashville" or "Gosford Park" or "Mash" or even "The Player." Nope. It is "McCabe and Mrs. Miller, »
- Louis Virtel
The career of Sharon Stone has been nothing if not unpredictable. From big screen blockbusters, such as Total Recall and Basic Instinct, to independent fare such as Broken Flowers and Bobby; from awards-fodder such as Casino, to diabolical travesties, such as Catwoman – Stone has continued to keep us on our toes. Her latest creative venture, titled Agent X, is headed to the small screen – courtesy of TNT and a 10 episode series order – and Stone is on board as both star and executive producer.
The show is written by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), and directed by Peter O’Fallon (Legit), with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One) joining Sharon Stone in executive producing. Her supporting cast will feature Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Gerald McRaney (House Of Cards), Mike Colter (The Good Wife), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and John Shea (Gossip Girl), among others.
Taking the lead role, Stone »
- Sarah Myles
Snowpiercer, Total Recall and Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats are just a few titles coming to Netflix Instant Watch in November.
Netflix Instant Watch: November
Chelsea Peretti, who currently stars on the hit Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is just one of three comedians premiere comedy specials on the streaming website next month. Her special, One of the Greats, will be available online on Nov. 14, while Bill Cosby 77 will premiere Nov. 27, and Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty will be available Nov. 6.
Netflix will also be adding a host of indie films to their Instant Watch streaming, including La Bare, a documentary about male strippers directed by True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, and the Oscar-nominated Nebraska. Other additions include The One I Love, Fading Gigolo and Quartet. Classics such as The Rocketeer, Babes in Toyland and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall will also hit Netflix Streaming in November.
Television series coming to »
New movies, television seasons, and comedy specials arriving on Netflix in November have been announced. Among the list are several new stand-up specials, recent Oscar-nominated films, and a John Tuturro-directed movie in which Woody Allen plays a pimp. Titles debuting on Nov. 1 including the Arnold Schwarzenegger original Total Recall, the ninth season of Fxx's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Rocketeer, the 1991 film that can often get lost amid the success of so many other superhero films. Netflix has parsed out the month's biggest releases, however, with many more hitting throughout the month. Nebraska arrives on Nov. 8, Chelsea Peretti »
- Jonathon Dornbush
At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Netflix Streaming adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may also have previously been on Netflix, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.Total Recall (1990) No, not the Colin Farrell one — this is the original Ah-nuld version. Paul Verhoeven's very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story takes the future governor of Calfornia to Mars, where he encounters a secret conspiracy and a underground resistance movement. The film's groundbreaking special effects made it one of the most expensive films of its day, and enabled Verhoeven to build his perfect woman. Snowpiercer (2013) (Available November 22) Thanks to an innovative release strategy, Bong Joon-ho's first English-language film was one »
- Nate Jones
Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for November? You've come to the right place.
We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 9 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or something. Oh, and you might want to make a note about November 22; "Snowpiercer" is worth the wait.
Here's a much larger rundown of what's new on Netflix in November, provided by Netflix. All title dates are subject to change.
Available November 1
First known as an actor, Jared Leto has also found success in the music industry with his band 30 Seconds to Mars. This documentary follows the band as it makes the album "This is War" while battling recording giant Emi in a pivotal lawsuit.
"Babes In Toyland" (1961)
Composer Victor Herbert's operetta comes delightfully to »
- Tim Hayne
Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
This show has officially ruined other TV shows for me.
A curfew is now in effect in the little town of Jupiter after one of their detectives (i.e. the one killed by Jimmy and the others last episode) has gone missing, meaning the freak show can’t play evenings any more. Enter Dell Toledo, a strong man from New York who has history with Ethel, and his three breasted hermaphrodite wife Desiree (yup, I kept thinking of Total Recall too), who turn up to ask Elsa for a job. Initially she makes him head of security but soon realises she’s made a mistake when he organises a matinee against her permission with the surprisingly talented »
- Nicky Johnson
In the mid-1980s, Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme arrived in America with dreams of stardom. Possessing a finely-honed physique, thanks to years of training in (among other things) karate, kickboxing and ballet, he was ambitious and brimming with self-belief.
The acting bug bit Van Damme while he was still in his teens: he played “a bad guy with all the knives” in the 1984 French gangster movie Rue Barbare and, determined to further his goal of becoming an actor, hopped on a plane to Los Angeles. His first few years in America were, however, tough. He slept in a rental car for two weeks, and made money money by teaching aerobics and martial arts, delivering pizzas, and working as a doorman at a restaurant belonging to Chuck Norris. »
Now playing in theaters is director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) latest feature, Men, Women & Children. Starring Ansel Elgort, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, J.K. Simmons, Elena Kampouris, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Dennis Haysbert, and the voice of Emma Thompson, the drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age. Loaded with great performances and a smart script, Men, Women & Children is able to tap into the zeitgeist of our tech-obsessed culture yet it doesn’t feel pedantic or forced. It was definitely one of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For more on Men, Women & Children, read Matt’s review, watch some clips or the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage. Recently I landed an exclusive phone interview with Dean Norris. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
It goes without saying that Michael Ironside is a genre icon of the highest order. He’s been entertaining audiences worldwide for years now with his indelibly menacing voice in hundreds of films and TV shows and shows no sign of slowing down. He’s appeared in memorable films like Scanners (1981), Visiting Hours (1982), Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone (1983), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Watchers (1988), Total Recall (1990), Free Willy (1993), Starship Troopers … Continue reading →
- The Black Saint
So, Ghostbusters, a much-beloved franchise of TV and film, is to be rebooted. The director, Paul Feig (Freaks And Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat) has announced his intention to cast women in the main roles. It's hard to say which one people are more annoyed over, but it's worth making the distinction between the aspects of this film that people are complaining about.
The following are legitimate complaints:
• That Ghostbusters is to be rebooted
The latter is one of those things, really, that happens in entertainment. It's pretty hard to argue against a studio's logic in hiring Paul Feig, based on his critical and commercial record ($288 million box office for Bridesmaids, $230 million for The Heat, good to »
For his 2004 movie "The Machinist," Christian Bale lost a whopping 63 pounds to end up at a weight of only 120 pounds. He accomplished this on a diet of one can of tuna and an apple per day, and was willing to lose even more weight until producers and doctors had to step in to stop him. Now, Bale's co-star Michael Ironside (Total Recall) revealed just how disturbing his weight-loss really was. He said: "I remember on 'The Machinist,' I came to work one day, and we were shooting in Barcelona, Spain, and our trailers were these little Spanish 2-wheeled cabanas that were parked in front of this actual working machine shop. And I heard 'pssst... Michael!' from behind one of the cabanas. I went over, and it was Chris. And he said, 'Can you look at this?' And he turned and dropped his overalls, which he was naked under. »
Directed by Chuck Russell
I’m not sure there is a single line in the history of slasher films that had more of an impact on the future of the genre than this line from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. For the first two and a half films of this series, and the first few films from the other major slasher series of the day, there was a lo-fi authenticity to the films. Michael Myers stalking through the house in Halloween, the creepy intensity of Ms. Voorhees in Friday the 13th, Freddy’s claws coming through the walls in an unreal but significantly unsettling way in the original nightmare. Even when a little kitsch seeped through it was more creepy than funny. And all of that changed in Dream Warriors. »
- Mynt Marsellus
When there are no more original ideas in Hollywood, the spirits of 80s movies will rise up from the dead and take over our screens. Which is to say, lately a lot of the attention has been turned on classic 80s action sci-fi movies, with Total Recall, RoboCop and Escape From New York all getting the remake treatment – but really, no piece of nostalgia is truly safe, nowadays.
A few years ago Twentieth Century Fox was reportedly looking to 1988 Tom Hanks comedy Big for inspiration, buying a pitch for a movie called Premature Maturation that was described as Big meets The Hangover. The main difference was that instead of one kid getting transformed into an ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Actress Lycia Naff would like to forget her role as a three-breasted prostitute in the 1990 film Total Recall, but one woman has reinvented herself as the character from the sci-fi film. Confirming that people will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame is 21-year-old "Jasmine Tridevil," who reportedly augmented her breasts with, well, a third. The Florida resident apparently spent $20,000 on the plastic surgery. What kind of doctor would do such a thing? Apparently Tridevil met with 50 doctors before one would agree to perform the bizarre surgery (taking skin from her abdomen to graft the extra breast. And what compelled Tridevil to get the surgery? She stated it was an attempt to appear less attractive to men. “I don't want to date...
- Alison Nastasi
The medical community is chiming in on the third-breasted lady.
Is the three-breasted lady just a hoax to promote American Horror Story: Freak Show, or did Jasmine Tridevil actually get the tri-cleavage surgery that she says she did? According to doctors, it's all a lie.
The Daily Dot asked Dr. Matthew Schulman M.D., "a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who has performed thousands of breast augmentation and reconstruction surgeries", what he thought of the Total Recall-inspired breasts.
“[I] believe 100% that this is a hoax that everyone is falling for,” he said. “I would be happy to go on record claiming that this is a falsified story and essentially not possible.”
Photos: Hollywood's Most Voluptuous Vixens
Dr. Schulman and other doctors interviewed by the website do admit that adding a third breast is "theoretically possible," but that it would "not give the results that are shown in [Tridevil's] photos."
"This technique »
The first episode of the all new season of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' kicks off on 8 October with 'Monsters Among Us'. The fourth season stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Wes Bentley and Finn Wittrock, all whom feature in this selection of 11 new character posters. Characters that range from a bearded lady to a two-headed woman, and from a strong man to a triple-breasted female ala 'Total Recall'. Check them all out now below. »
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