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It was a year of scandals, protests and explosive racial tensions. In 1992, riots rocked Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial verdict, the U.S. sent military forces into war-torn Somalia, Mike Tyson was jailed on rape charges, and Bill Clinton was elected to the White House. In cinema this was the year of Basic Instinct, Malcolm X, The Bodyguard, Batman Returns, Bram Stoker’s Dracula — plus a little word-of-mouth hit by a young unknown director: Reservoir Dogs.
But the 1992 release that left a deeper impression on me than any of those listed above was Candyman. A superior »
- Stephen Dalton
Where’s Rebecca Bunch? Plotting revenge on Josh!
In an exclusive musical sneak peek at season 3 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rebecca Bunch — played by Rachel Bloom — wallows over Josh Chan, the guy she’s been obsessed with forever who just left her at the altar on their wedding day to go become a priest.
The townspeople are aflutter with a medieval musical number. But before she can punish him, she’ll have to find him — and transform herself into a scorned woman with the help of some black polish, dark brown hair dye, and classic tales of vengeance like Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction. »
- Maria Pasquini
Sharon Stone, the Oscar-nominated actress who is next up on the big screen in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. A24 releases Disaster Artist on December 1. Stone is also starring in Steven Soderbergh’s experimental HBO movie Mosaic, which is eyeing a 2018 bow. Stone of course rose to international fame with 1992’s Basic Instinct, which earned her the first of her four Golden Globe nominations. She won the Globe and… »
With the recent 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis, here is a look at those music stars who made a transition to film. Some were more successful than others. Some made a fleeting crossover and some are best forgotten as far as their film careers went…
In terms of the King, Elvis has an undoubtedly huge legacy as far as music goes. His influence as far as attitude, showmanship and indeed the music itself is still being felt. He was in that bracket of the most influential musical acts of his era alongside the Beatles. However his impact on film was also important. He showed that a cultural phenomenon could operate over two platforms.
Beginning in 1956 with Love Me Tender, Elvis would go onto make over 30 films until 1969. A few more iconic than others of course, such as Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and some more interesting attempts to »
First time Producer Alexander Cooper has passionately stomped his feet into the world of independent cinema with erotic thriller Parallel. So, we caught up with him to talk about his filmmaking journey so far and the challenges of producing a self-financed indie film.
How did you become a producer and what made you want to produce Parallel?
I’ve always had an interest in film since a young age. And I’ve always wondered what it would take to make a film, although I hadn’t had any formal training in it. I had been working in a totally different sphere for quite a long time, I’d been working in law in the city, totally different. There were big changes in my life, work had dried up and my father had passed away. It was around 2014 when all these changes were going on.
So I started looking around for a script, »
- Thomas Salmon
Sharon Stone is giving us chills.
For #waybackwendesday, the Basic Instinct star shared her audition tape for the 1992 film to Instagram, and after watching it, it's not hard at all to see why she got the part.
Exclusive: Sharon Stone on Posting ‘Crazy’ Bikini Pictures and Staying Sexy as She Nears 60!
Check it out below, but be warned that, just like the film, the dialogue is rated R.
Is anyone else terrified right now?
Despite that tense, haunting performance, Stone told Et back in 1992 that she wasn't the filmmakers' first choice. In fact, 13 other women were considered for the role, including Julia Roberts.
"Michael [Douglas] was a very important movie star and obviously I'm not," the actress said. "I wasn't their first choice."
Well, she's certainly a very important movie star now!
Watch the video below to see Stone share her crazy amazing bikini pics and »
Basic Instinct turns 25 this year, which helps explain why Sharon Stone was feeling nostalgic for her time wielding the ice pick. This also means that a several years from now, we'll be celebrating the anniversary of 2006's ill-fated Basic Instinct 2. That's less sexy. »
Sharon Stone posted the ultimate flashback on Wednesday, sharing her audition tape for her 1992 classic, “Basic Instinct.” In the video, the actress runs lines with director Paul Verhoeven who stands in for lead actor Michael Douglas. Stone brings to life the character of Catherine Tramell, the film’s femme fatale and prime murder suspect. She pretends to smoke a cigarette, takes a sip from her drink and flirts and teases her way through the lines. “Basic Instinct” followed a police detective (Douglas) who is investigating the brutal murder of a rock star. During the investigation, he becomes involved in a relationship. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Sharon Stone, star of the most famous leg-crossing scene in cinema history, was in a reminiscent mood on Wednesday night when she decided to tweet a clip of her audition video for “Basic Instinct”. The 1992 erotic thriller catapulted the actress into stardom, and her audition clip demonstrates exactly why Stone was perfect for the […] »
- Martin Holmes
At the time Sharon Stone was cast in Paul Verhoeven’s erotic thriller Basic Instinct, she wasn’t yet a Hollywood star. In her thirties at the time, Stone already had a handful of film and television roles under her belt, but it was the 1992 film that catapulted her into super-stardom. After all, who could ever […] »
- John Squires
...Nicky liked it."
Great Moments in Screen Come-Ons #96
- NATHANIEL R
“It was one of those parts that models get because my audition was various bikinis,” the actress, whose background was in modeling and children’s theater, tells People.
After acting opposite Tom Cruise, she got steamy with Patrick Swayze in 1989’s Road House. “To do your first two films with Patrick Swayze and Tom Cruise, who are both — were, in Patrick’s case — really amazing sweet and kind, guys, I loved working with both of them,” says Lynch, now 58. “They were really, really fun.”
But it wasn’t until the »
- Dana Rose Falcone
Pink (real name Alecia Moore) first got her start in music in an R&B girl group called Basic Instinct, but it wasn't until her 2000 breakthrough album, Can't Take Me Home, that people really knew her name. Pink has worked with plenty of different artists throughout the years, including Christina Aguilera, Steven Tyler, and Eminem, and as much as her music has evolved, so has her style. From her hair to her outfits, Pink's ever-changing transformation is truly one for the books. RelatedA Timeline of Pink and Carey Hart's Rollercoaster Romance »
- Monica Sisavat
Sharon Stone is sticking by her friendship with Madonna, no matter what the singer might have written about her in the past.
The 59-year-old actress shared a smiling photo of herself and Madonna, 58, on Instagram Thursday — addressing the recent release of a private, two-page breakup letter handwritten by Madonna in the early ’90s in which the singer called Stone “horribly mediocre.”
The Basic Instinct star appeared unbothered by the content of the old letters, writing on Instagram, “Know that I am your friend.” She also wrote “it’s absurd” that Madonna’s private letters were published in the first place. »
- Dave Quinn
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Judith Magre, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet, Alice Isaaz, Vimala Pons | Written by David Birke | Directed by Paul Verhoeven
When you hear the name Paul Verhoeven you can’t help but think of Showgirls. Then of course he has other, beloved (some would say classic) movies like Basic Instinct, RoboCop, and Total Recall. Elle is quite a jump from these movies, but the question that will be asked is, is it a Basic Instinct or a Showgirls? The answer is something very, very, different.
When Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) is attacked in her own home, she surprisingly carries on like nothing has happened. The head of a successful video game company, she treats her life and relationships as ruthlessly as she does her business deals. When her attacker continues to goad her though it isn’t long before her obsession with him, »
- Paul Metcalf
Bluefin has released a batch of promotional images for Blitzway’s upcoming 1/4th scale Catherine Tramell collectible statue which is based on the likeness of Sharon Stone as the femme fatale in the famous interrogation scene from Paul Verhoeven ‘s 1992 crime thriller Basic Instinct. The statue is available to pre-order now, priced at $429.99 and is scheduled for release in February; take a look at the official promotional images here…
Blitzway and Bluefin are pleased to present Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct. This unique and alluring rendering depicts the sexy icon and movie star of American cinema and is sure to be a centerpiece of any ardent fan’s collection.
Stone portrayed Catherine Tramell, the heinous and atrocious femme fatale from the acclaimed 1992 neo-noir crime thriller that was directed by Paul Verhoeven that also starred Michael Douglas. Blitzway presents the sultry actress as she appeared in one of the film’s »
- Amie Cranswick
25th Anniversary Four-Part Mini Series Event
Welcome sports movie fans. Or, in a pinch, actressexuals who will watch largely female casts do practically anything.
Twenty-five years ago on July 1st, 1992, Penny Marshall's period comedy A League of Their Own (1992) opened in theaters. It wasn't quite an immediate blockbuster but word of mouth was spectacular -- in its second weekend it grossed practically as much as its first, which as you know is exceedingly rare. The female led comedy proved another home run for the director of Big, eventually grossing over $100 million domestically. It ended 1992 as that year's tenth biggest hit, just behind Basic Instinct and shutting Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven out of the moneyed top ten.
For the next few days we'll be revisiting this beloved classic tag-team style like we did with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), Thelma & Louise (1991), Rebecca (1940), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Please join »
- Lynn Lee
Abby Lee Miller kinda pulled a Sharon Stone from "Basic Instinct" Friday ... committing an offense that pales by comparison to the other things she's done. Abby Lee parked in a disabled spot in L.A. ... which carries a $1,000 fine. And this is hilarious ... she must have realized what she was doing, so she moved her car. Problem is ... she moved it into a red zone! As you know, she's just days away from turning herself »
- TMZ Staff
Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in a future where mankind is at war with a race of giant bugs, and the only way to do pretty much anything is by becoming a citizen, it follows the tribulations of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a young man who joins the Mobile Infantry. Ever wondered how the film was made? Who was first in line to play Johnny Rico? We have all this and more, just read below if you would like to know more. Check out our 15 Starship Troopers facts below.
Starship Troopers facts
1. Originally released in UK cinemas as a 15 certificate, the movie was upgraded to an 18 for the home entertainment release. The BBFC thought that upon further viewing, the film was far »
- Kat Hughes
It practically goes without saying that the French have different standards when it comes to kink. For example, when “50 Shades of Grey” opened overseas, the French barely raised an eyebrow, giving the tawdry sado-maso potboiler a light “forbidden to children under 12” rating, which meant that even young teens could see it.
Superior in nearly every regard — not least of all its pulse-racing perversions — director François Ozon’s “L’amant double” may as well be France’s answer to the “Cinquante nuances de Grey” phenomenon. And though nuance itself may be in short supply, Ozon has made a deliciously twisted erotic thriller in which a sexy young mental case (Marine Vacth, whom Ozon discovered with “Young & Beautiful”) gets mixed up with a pair of twin psychotherapists (both played by Jérémie Renier). One wants to marry her, while the other relies on more unconventional methods, forcing his damaged-goods patient to confront her »
- Peter Debruge
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