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Kelly Lynch Turned Down Sharon Stone's Iconic Basic Instinct Role — Why She Says 'I Don't Regret a Bit of That'

21 July 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kelly Lynch knows why she was cast in 1988’s Cocktail.

“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 »

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Raise Your Glass If You Think Pink Has the Most Dramatic Celebrity Transformations

16 July 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

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 »

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Sharon Stone 'Won't Be Pitted Against' Madonna Despite Singer's Slams in Unearthed '90s Letter

14 July 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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. »

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‘Elle’ Blu-ray Review

13 July 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Isabelle HuppertLaurent 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, »

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Sharon Stone’s Catherine Tramell gets a Basic Instinct collectible statue from Blitzway

11 July 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

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A League of Their Own, Pt. 1: Cow Girls & Charm School

29 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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 »

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Abby Lee Miller Violates Law by Parking in Disabled Spot Weeks Before Prison

24 June 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

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 »

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Starship Troopers: 15 facts you never knew

19 June 2017 12:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van DienDina MeyerDenise 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 »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘L’amant double’

26 May 2017 6:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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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‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24

24 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Wednesday, May 24 What Happened Last Night?!

Why is this box puzzling this man? (Check out last night’s TV picks to find out.)

“Archer: Dreamland”

“Auflösung,” Fxx – 10:00 p.m.

Synopsis: In the season finale, Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse’s killer.

Why You Should Watch: The season-long descent into film noir has worked wonders for one of cable’s longest-running animated series. If nothing else, it’s been interesting to see how this wacky assemblage of erstwhile agents have adjusted to their new ’40s environs. As with all good things, Archer probably isn’t long for this particular world, but it’ll be interesting to see if this »

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‘Archer’ Says Goodbye to ‘Dreamland’ and 4 More Things to Watch on Wednesday, May 24

24 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Wednesday, May 24 What Happened Last Night?!

Why is this box puzzling this man? (Check out last night’s TV picks to find out.)

“Archer: Dreamland”

“Auflösung,” Fxx – 10:00 p.m.

Synopsis: In the season finale, Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse’s killer.

Why You Should Watch: The season-long descent into film noir has worked wonders for one of cable’s longest-running animated series. If nothing else, it’s been interesting to see how this wacky assemblage of erstwhile agents have adjusted to their new ’40s environs. As with all good things, Archer probably isn’t long for this particular world, but it’ll be interesting to see if this »

- Steve Greene

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Why home recorded VHS is the ultimate Special Edition

18 May 2017 6:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robb Sheppard Jun 14, 2017

VHS tapes of films recorded off the telly used to hold far more surprising extra features than your DVDs...

There is a place called the Cool Shit Shelf. Upon it sits a Special Edition Inception attaché case containing a spinning top totem. Above that looms The Complete Collection Lost box set (stick with me) with a tenuously linked Senet board game and plastic Egyptian ankh. And let’s not forget the Reservoir Dogs Deluxe Mr Blonde edition with…well, you get the picture. All are exceptional in their own right, boasting a wealth of deleted scenes, Making of’s or exclusive sleeves.

See related  Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games Nintendo Wii review

Although these collectors' items take pride of place on the Cool Shit Shelf™, they are the equivalent of a vanilla, double-sided flip-disc in a snap case when compared to a medium which allowed personalised film edits, »

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10 Great Erotic Thrillers to Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime Right Now

10 May 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From “Mulholland Drive” to “Basic Instinct,” there are many racy delights to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Related storiesWhy 'Mulholland Drive' Is the Most Essential Film David Lynch Will Ever Make -- Watch'Mulholland Drive' Restoration Trailer: David Lynch's 2001 Masterpiece Gets a Brand New Look -- WatchIndieWire and FilmStruck's 'Movies That Inspire Me': Andrew Dominik on the Strange Universality of 'Mulholland Drive' »

- William Earl

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Jerry Goldsmith’s 10 Most Indelible Scores

9 May 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In honor of Jerry Goldsmith’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jon Burlingame offers ten scores that best capture the late composer’s genius.

1. A Patch of Blue (1965) For the tender relationship between a blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman) and the kindly black man (Sidney Poitier) she befriends, Goldsmith wrote a haunting, delicate score featuring piano and harmonica.

2. The Sand Pebbles (1966) Goldsmith’s first epic score, for director Robert Wise’s film about a U.S. gunboat in Chinese waters in the 1920s starring Steve McQueen. He evoked an Asian atmosphere with exotic instruments, and his love theme (“And We Were Lovers”) was recorded by artists from Andy Williams to Shirley Bassey.

3. Planet of the Apes (1968) A landmark in film-music history, this unearthly, Bartok- and Stravinsky-influenced soundscape strongly implied that Charlton Heston and his fellow astronauts were marooned on a far-off planet… when, in fact, they were on Earth all along. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Jerry Goldsmith Receives a Star on the Walk of Fame

9 May 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Joe Dante was asked about supporting the effort to secure a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Jerry Goldsmith, the director – who had worked with the respected composer on nine films over 20 years – said he was “flabbergasted” to realize Goldsmith didn’t already have one.

On May 9, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning composer of such classics as “Chinatown,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Patton” and dozens more will receive his star, posthumously, on Hollywood Boulevard just east of Highland Avenue. Goldsmith died in 2004.

Dante, for whom Goldsmith scored “Gremlins,” “Explorers,” “Innerspace” and other films, cited “his brilliance and versatility. Any film he scored was automatically improved tenfold.”

Few filmmakers would disagree. Paul Verhoeven, who did “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct” and “Hollow Man” with Goldsmith, recalls: “Every film was a new adventure, as Jerry was able to adapt to the most diverse narratives and styles. He never repeated himself, always looking for new, »

- Jon Burlingame

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Get The Look: Sharon Stone At ‘Grey Lady’ Premiere At The Landmark Theater

27 April 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sharon Stone looked eccentrically cute at the Los Angeles premiere of Grey Lady at The Landmark theater on Wednesday. The 59-year-old actress and film producer was aptly dressed for the warmer weather in a sleeveless grey top that featured white fringes at the bottom. For her bottoms, the Basic Instinct star chose a matching pair of white pants. On […]

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‘Basic Instinct’ Director Paul Verhoeven Follows ‘Elle’ With Movie About Lesbian Nun

26 April 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paul Verhoeven is set to make a second French-language film, following last year’s “Elle,” which garnered an Academy Award nomination for its star, Isabelle Huppert. The Dutch director, best known for “Basic Instinct” and “Total Recall,” is set to re-team with “Elle” producer Saïd Ben Saïd on “Blessed Virgin,” a film centered on Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century nun who suffers from disturbing and erotic visions that lead to a lesbian affair with another nun. Belgian actress Virginie Efira, who starred in “Elle,” will play Carlini. Also Read: Isabelle Huppert, 'Elle' Win France's Cesar Awards The project »

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Paul Verhoeven To Reunite With ‘Elle’ Star For Lesbian Nun Drama ‘Blessed Virgin’

26 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We love a good comeback, and few recent comebacks were more deserved than Paul Verhoeven’s last year. The Dutch helmer was once one of the most in-demand directors around thanks to movies including “Robocop,” “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct” and “Starship Troopers,” but Verhoeven had fallen out of favor in the 20th century, and made only two movies after his last studio picture, “Hollow Man” — excellent World War 2 drama “Black Book” and the virtually unseen “Tricked.”

But last year, he returned with the provocative thriller “Elle,” which won rave reviews at Cannes, and went on to be one of the most successful foreign films of 2016, and even picked up an Oscar nomination for star Isabelle Huppert.

Continue reading Paul Verhoeven To Reunite With ‘Elle’ Star For Lesbian Nun Drama ‘Blessed Virgin’ at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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‘Blessed Virgin’: Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Movie Casts ‘Elle’ Star Virginie Efira

26 April 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paul Verhoeven will team up with “Elle” producer Saïd Ben Saïd for “Blessed Virgin,” a drama about a lesbian nun set int he 17th century. “Elle” actress Virginie Efira has been cast in the lead role of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a visionary nun whose rise to power was thwarted when church authorities discovered evidence of a love affair with another nun, imprisoning her for 35 years.

Read More: ‘Elle’: Isabelle Huppert on Why Her Controversial Film About Rape Is ‘Post-Feminist’

The film will be shot entirely in French, and is based on the 1986 book “Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy,” written by historian Judith C Brown. Gerard Soeteman, co-writer on Verhoeven’s “Black Book,” will pen the screenplay.

Ben Saïd announced the project on Twitter:

Sainte Vierge de Paul Verhoeven avec Virginie Efira. En tournage prochainement. pic.twitter.com/kCnSqGYyVc

Saïd Ben Saïd (@saidbensaid66) April »

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Review: Unforgettable

21 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Julia is a woman still suffering from the fallout of an abusive relationship. She begins to start her life over with a new found love, a man named David and his young daughter Lily. The only trouble is that Tessa, David's ex-wife, may have deadly plans to get her family back. Review: There was a time when movies like Basic Instinct or Fatal... Read More »

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