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After a pulling off a super fashionable first pregnancy, it looks like Kourtney Kardashian is ready to do it all over again.
On Nov. 28, the expectant mama stylishly gave us a peek of her growing bump while filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Directed by: Jason Paul Collum
Screaming in High Heels comes from the devoted mind of journalist and filmmaker Jason Paul Collum, whose interest in all things Slumber Party Massacre led him to become a fascinated fan of women who star in horror movies. In Screaming in High Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era, Collum details the horror movie careers of the three women who coined the phrase “Scream Queen”: Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer.
Collum is a great storyteller, and it’s evident from his previous documentary on Scream Queens, Something to Scream About, that he’s extremely interested in these women’s vocations as a phenomenon of horror fandom. Screaming in High Heels isn’t about Linnea, Brinke, and Michelle as »
The term “giallo” initially referred to cheap yellow paperbacks (printed American mysteries from writers such as Agatha Christie), that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. Applied to cinema, the genre is comprised of equal parts early pulp thrillers, mystery novels, with a willingness to gleefully explore onscreen sex and violence in provocative, innovative ways. Giallos are strikingly different from American crime films: they value style and plot over characterization, and tend towards unapologetic displays of violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. The genre is known for stylistic excess, characterized by unnatural yet intriguing lighting techniques, convoluted plots, red herrings, extended murder sequences, excessive bloodletting, stylish camerawork and unusual musical arrangements. Amidst the ‘creative kill’ set-pieces are thematic undercurrents along with a whodunit element, usually some sort of twist ending. Here is my list of the best giallo films – made strictly by Italian directors, so don’t expect Black Swan, Amer or »
For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.
Justine Smith (11 viewings) Total of 31 viewings
Spider Baby or The Maddest Story Ever Told
Directed by Jack Jill
This movie is very fun, not so much scary as gleefully depraved. The film revels in it’s childhood attitude, »
A First-class cast has been assembled to bring the adventures of children's favourite Postman Pat to the big screen.
Stephen Mangan will voice the character in Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're the One, alongside contributions from Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, former Doctor Who David Tennant and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent.
The 3D animated film will show Pat tempted away from his hometown of Greendale and his cat Jess by the bright lights of fame after he enters a television talent show.
Mangan (pictured right) said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be playing the world's best-known postman in his big screen debut - he's an iconic British hero and it's a great script. However when I excitedly told my three-year-old son that I was going to be Postman Pat, he said, 'No you're not, dad, don't be silly'."
- David Bentley
Yesterday I awoke to a press release telling me that the BT Tower was going to be turned into a Lightsaber (and last night it came true) and this morning I get news that one of my childhood heroes, Postman Pat is going to get his own feature film! There’s a full press release from a well respected PR firm so it has to be true doesn’t it?!
The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the »
- David Sztypuljak
"Hey, somebody get some light over here; Trash is taking off her clothes again." I remember those words like it was yesterday. And I should; I watched that scene of Linnea Quigley disrobing enough times to render my VHS copy of The Return of the Living Dead basically unwatchable. At least for that minute or so of the film. And it's with loving memories like this one that we celebrate our favorite scream queens in two new projects dropping this fall.
But wait! True to '80s excess, we have more! Yet another project featuring a couple of our favorite ladies of low-budget horror is on the horizon. On November 15th Tempe DVD will release »
- Doctor Gash
The American Film Institute announced today that Pedro Almodóvar is set to serve as the Guest Artistic Director for this year’s AFI Fest. As the festival is celebrating its twenty-fifth year in existence with this next festival, the addition of Almodóvar shows just how much the fest is expanding, both in terms of size and prestige. As part of his duties, Almodóvar will a present a coincidentally-timed twenty-fifth anniversary screening of his Law of Desire. The filmmaker will also create his own sidebar program of films that he credits as inspirations to his work. Many of Almodóvar’s films have shown over the years at AFI Fest, including Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, High Heels, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Volver, The Headless Woman, Broken Embraces, and Bad Education. His next film, The Skin I Live In, premiered at Cannes and will open in New York and Los Angeles on October 14, so I »
- Kate Erbland
As a Chicago native, I spent many fond weekends as a fan attending Flashback Weekend so it's an incredible honor for me to be returning to my hometown this weekend to serve as one of the convention's co-hosts. I'll be moderating some panels and running around enjoying all the horror hoopla so if you happen to be there, make sure to look for me and say hi!
And now that the show is just a few days away, we've got the official schedule for Flashback Weekend right here for you fiends. Check out the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention schedule below to get the lowdown on when and where you'll get to see some of your genre favorites including Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, Michael Rooker, Malcolm McDowall, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and so many more!
For those of you who may not have thought to get your tickets in advance, »
Jason Paul Collum has long made a career, of sorts, of understanding the women who we call Scream Queens. His prior documentary, Something to Scream About, featured interviews with a range of actresses with full careers in horror such as Debbie Rochon, Julie Strain, and Felissa Rose, and last year he made a documentary about the woman-directed Slumber Party Massacre series.
Screaming in High Heels is his new film, which focuses on what are usually called the Big Three, the "original" scream queens - Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer, and their rise to fame on the video horror circuit beginning in the 1980s. These three women, the first Ever to be called "scream queens," have starred in literally hundreds of horror films, »
In a 2009 interview, Marianne Faithfull expressed a fervent hope “to find love soon.” Here’s hoping she doesn’t. As tragic and tumultuous as Faithfull’s life and career have been over the past 45 years, that’s only deepened her music’s eroded soulfulness. And enriched her voice, of course; on her new album, Horses And High Heels, Faithfull’s trademark rasp is brought to bear against eight standards, mostly vintage R&B, and five originals, four co-written by Faithfull. The outcome is reliably haunting. In a fractured croon that sounds like a choir of cracked knuckles, Faithfull »
Marianne Faithfull’s new album begins with a particularly well-chosen cover. She kicks off Horses and High Heels with the ominous chords and spiritual misgivings of “The Stations,” by the Gutter Twins (better known as Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan). With its ominous pace and prickly guitars, it’s a perfect showcase for Faithfull’s distinctive voice, a gravelly instrument that locates new trials and transgressions in these lyrics. “Oh mama, ain’t no time to fall to pieces,” she sings in that beautifully scarred rasp, as though steeling herself against sins too dark for salvation. »
Twilight's Kristen Stewart spotted high heels sexy at film festival last night. The very cute, Twilight Saga leading Lady Kristen Stewart was recently spotted out last night at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. She looked quite sexy in her new,high heels, look. She usually sports sneakers with her jeans,but it appears that she's getting a bit more stylish these days. According to sources, Kristen was spotted at the event,and posed with her co-star Taylor Lautner at one point. They smiled for the cameras,and walked around the venue,which was held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live where they viewed a nighttime screening of the new "A Better Life" movie.
Scream queens of the '80s served sundry purposes. They were victims. Killers. Video box cover vixens. Horror magazine pin-ups. Fodder for a young man's libido. And now, they're the subject of Jason Paul Collum's upcoming documentary Screaming in High Heels: Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era . Jason alerted us to his Kickstarter page and while we don't necessarily use Shock's space to serve as Kickstarter promotion, we'll make an exception. Jason assures us this project is nearly done. He's simply seeking some completion funds from there, it's anyone's guess. Hopefully, distribution won't be far behind. Here's a sizzle reel he cut together. You'll find the project's page here . »
"A change is as good as a rest" seems to have been the ethos utilised by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu with his latest release Biutiful (2010), recently nominated for ‘Best Foreign Film’ at this year’s upcoming Academy Awards.
Dropping the multinational, parallel narrative structure of past films Babel (2006), 21 Grams (2003) and his acclaimed debut feature Amores Perros (2000), Iñárritu cements the developments of Biutiful solely within the multicultural flats and factories of suburban Barcelona, this time focusing almost entirely upon a single character, sickly single father Uxbal (Javier Bardem).
Much of the post Cannes/pre Oscar discussion regarding Biutiful has been in relation to the performance of Javier Bardem in the lead role - for which he has just received a nomination for 'Best Actor' at this year's 83rd Academy Awards - and rightly so. Despite impressive early collaborations with Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar in High Heels (1991) and Live Flesh (1997), it »
New York Dolls have announced their fifth studio album, their third since their reunion in 2004. The band release Dancing Backward in High Heels through Blast Records on March 14 in the UK. Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain said: "I think this is the most creative record that the New York Dolls, and me and [singer] David [Johansen] in particular, have ever done. "We've worked with a lot of great people and I'm not putting anybody down and I'm not trying to compare it with earlier versions of The (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
16 items from 2011
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