15 items from 2015
Back in the 1980’s, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the self-appointed morality police (spearheaded by Margaret Thatcher and Mary Whitehouse, a professional busybody) were offended by the schlocky, low-budget, extreme-horror films that had crept their way into households across the country. Their censorship efforts resulted in certain offensive films being labeled as “Video Nasties”, and restricted from viewers in the UK.
While the films overall are generally hit or miss in terms of nastiness, the debauchery of the scenes here includes stone-dildos, monkey brain consumption, and the longest rape/torture scene in the history of cinema. Be warned – the following images, videos and descriptions are not for the faint of heart. For those of you who wish to continue on, remember to keep some Pepto-Bismol close by, and enjoy.
20. Donny And His Torture Shack – Don’t Go In The House (1979)
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- Jesse Gumbarge
Exclusive: Only days after A24 and DirecTV bought his well-reviewed horror film February out of the Toronto Film Festival, Osgood Perkins has decided on his next film and again will do it with Rob Paris. Perkins will write and direct I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, about a young nurse named Lily who is hired as caretaker for an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that… »
★★★☆☆ Having continued his fascination with the secrets and lies that act as an ostensibly dormant undercurrent to everyday life with recent films such as In the House (2012) and Jeune & Jolie (2013) - the latter of which this shares a sexuality-based topic - François Ozon returns with The New Girlfriend (2015), an audacious but somewhat insubstantial drama featuring a French actor as you've never seen him before. Based on the short story collection by Ruth Rendell, The New Girlfriend and Other Stories - though given its own 'Ozonian' twist - the film sees Anaïs Demoustier playing Claire, a women who, after the death of her best friend, vows to watch over her child and husband David (Romain Duris).
- CineVue UK
Tone has always been an issue for François Ozon, the hit-or-miss filmmaker behind “Swimming Pool,” “In the House,” “8 Women” and “Young and Beautiful.” His work can be playful and dark, comical and serious, silly and harsh, often at the same time. When it works, as in “Swimming Pool” and the underrated “In the House,” the results can be wonderfully mysterious and wildly seductive. But when it doesn't, the results are awfully messy. “The New Girlfriend” is, without question, an Ozon mess. It is an endearing mess, in a way, thanks to its actors, but make no mistake, “The New Girlfriend” is one of Ozon’s weakest efforts to date. The film starts promisingly enough, with the bold image of a blonde woman in her wedding dress — in her coffin. This is Laura, the character whose presence, even in death, impacts every person onscreen. As Laura’s best friend Claire (French star Anaïs Demoustier, »
- Christopher Schobert
In addition to being the mother of three teens, the actress' schedule has gotten more and more packed since her popular third-place stint on "Dancing With the Stars" last year. She's reprising her trademark role as D.J. Tanner, now a widowed mom at the center of "Fuller House," the Netflix reunion series spinning out of the enduring 90s-era sitcom; she's lined up a series of made-for-tv projects with the Hallmark Channel, she recently releases a memoir/inspirational tome about her "DWTS" experience; and she just locked down a stint as one of the recurring co-hosts of the ABC daily chat series "The View."
She recently chatted with Moviefone, just prior to "The View" announcement, but with plenty of time to talk about the rest of her staggering workload -- including reuniting with her former co-stars, her »
- Scott Huver
The Demolisher Movie Poster. Gabriel Carrer‘s The Demolisher (2015) movie poster has been released. This is the first time I hear of Gabriel Carrer, or his film The Demolisher. According to ShockTillYouDrop, Premiering this month at Montreal’s storied genre celebration, the Fantasia International Film Festival, is Gabriel Carrer’s The Demolisher. The Canadian Diy filmmaker (In the House of […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Sad times. The Big Brother compound lost a brilliant housemate last night (June 19), as Jade Lynch became the latest person to be evicted.
Following the eviction result, Digital Spy and others caught up with Jade this morning as she talked about Brian Belo, if there actually was a clique, her views on "misunderstood" Helen Wood, and... paprika obviously!
Hi Jade. How are you feeling this morning?
"Yeah, just a little bit disorientated. I woke up in the wrong place because I should be still in the house! But other than that, I'm fine. I'm slowly integrating myself back into society."
You were emotional when you were leaving the house. You took a long time to say goodbye. Why was that?
"It was because I didn't feel my time was up. I didn't want to go. I wanted to stay with all my heart and I didn't feel like that should have been my time, »
Seriously? If it wasn't official before, it is now after "Game of Thrones" Season 5, Episode 6: Ramsay Snow Bolton is The New Worst. Even worse than Joffrey. Ramsay doesn't seem to be the only one who gets off on Sansa Stark suffering. The showrunners seem to like it too. In "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," Sansa was -- unfortunately -- bent and broken in all the wrong ways. Her wedding night looked a bit like Daenerys Targaryen's wedding back in Season 1. But there will be no love story ahead with Ramsay. Instead, Ramsay is already showing his true colors. Theon Greyjoy gave Sansa away out in the godswood, then was forced to watch as virgin Sansa was disrobed and done from behind. Sick. Joffrey would probably be just as bad, but Sansa being raped in her home of Winterfell as Theon watched? "Disturbing" doesn't quite cover it. "Horrifying" gets close. Then again, »
- Gina Carbone
Braavos In the House of Black and White, Arya is hard at work as a servant girl, sweeping the stone floors of the dark, dank interior as Jaqen H'ghar tends to followers of the Many-Faced God. Upset at her lot as a mere floorsweeper, Jaqen stresses the meaning of their clandestine phrase, "Valar dohaeris, All men must serve." He believes that Arya still aims to serve herself instead of the Many-Faced God, or in fact their true god, that of Death. As if to drive this point home, Arya watches as a recently deceased man is carted off to the depths of the House of Black and White. [caption id="attachment_394617" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via HBO[/caption] Arya is soon challenged by another servant of the Many-Faced God, but before their fight can turn bloody, Jaqen interferes. He spots Needle and Arya's armor, and confronts her, saying that it's curious how A Girl Who Would »
- Dave Trumbore
Director refuses to accept trophies in protest over immigrant issues in Greece.Scroll down for full list of winners
Panos H Koutras’ Xenia swept the sixth Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Monday evening (March 30) including the top prizes for best film, best director and best screenplay.
The film, which played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2014, was also awarded best editing, best costumes and best supporting actor for Angelos Papadimitriou.
But in an emotionally charged gesture, the director and his team chose not to accept the awards until the left wing Syriza government passed a bill regarding second-generation, referring to more than 100,000 immigrant children born and raised in Greece who are being denied Greek citizenship.
Xenia centres on two teenage boys who cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away. They hope he will identify them as sons and secure their citizenship.
Last year’s »
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The New Girlfriend continues director Francoise Ozon's investigations into womanhood and fragmented social mores. His prior work, the epic Young & Beautiful and to an extent In The House were attempts to depict sexuality in different socio-political spheres and generations, but with his latest film, these ideals are as transparent as ever.Billing itself as a psychological drama, the film follows married woman Claire (the extremely talented Anais Demoustier) who has lost her lifelong friend too early. A chance encounter one day reveals something shocking about her friend's widower, and Claire's passion for life and her refusal to accept her friend's death are driven to unpredictable obsession.It is quickly revealed that aforementioned widower David (Romain Duris) is a cross-dresser. When Claire sees him in her dead...
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With Timbuktu, director and co-writer Abderrahmane Sissako has created a film to test our understanding of what words such as "terrorist", "jihadist" and "Islamic extremists" mean as much as what they don't mean, offering a glimpse into a world I could never say I understand or even comprehend. Sissako's level of empathy for his characters is what gives the film its weight, opening your eyes as you just might find your morals tested in ways you couldn't have expected. Set during the takeover of the titular Malian city by self-described jihadists in 2012, the film is both horrifying and beautiful, managing to even merge dread with small doses of humor as a group of young people play soccer in a dusty field, but must halt their game so a donkey can pass through. The dread in this instance is far more lasting, coming from the fact they are playing without a ball. »
- Brad Brevet
Perhaps certain kinds of food don't agree with Maia Campbell. The 38-year-old actress, best known for co-starring with LL Cool J on the sitcom In the House, was reportedly arrested outside a Riverdale, Ga., Waffle House for disorderly conduct after allegedly making a drunken scene—and the incident comes less than a month after she was popped for disorderly conduct at an Atlanta-area Burger King. Per TMZ, Campbell's latest arrest occurred when officers were called to the Waffle House because she was allegedly making a ruckus; they gave her the chance to walk out quietly but she reportedly refused, after which she was taken into custody and booked. On Jan. 21, meanwhile, Campbell was arrested at »
Anna Faris says she was “in denial” going into early labor with her son in the March issue of Redbook. [Us Weekly] House of Cards season three accidentally appeared on Netflix 16 days before its premiere date. Netflix took it down, but not before some spoilers made their way to the web. [Mashable]
This is Washington. There’s always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
Sources say Allison Williams is determined to play Mary Poppins. [Naughty Gossip] Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox is cast in the CBS show Doubt. [EW] In the House star Maia Campbell was arrested after causing a drunken ruckus at a Waffle House. [TMZ] Watching Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton answer questions about Spanx on »
- Taylor Ferber
LL Cool J's ex co-star Maia Campbell should really try ordering in -- she just got busted at a restaurant for the 2nd time this year ... most recently for causing a drunken scene at a Waffle House. Cops in Riverdale, Ga tell us they got called to the restaurant last weekend when the former "In the House" star was allegedly wasted and causing a scene. Officers gave her a chance to leave on her own, »
- TMZ Staff
15 items from 2015
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