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The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Cable Guy

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Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at The Cable Guy! The Story: A newly single man (Matthew Broderick) is stalked by a... Read More...
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Doug Jones & Sarah Lancaster Discuss The Terror Of Hallow’S Eve in Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

He's known as Billy from Hocus Pocus, Abe Sapien from the Hellboy films, and Pale Man to name a few, and in the new horror film The Terror of Hallow's Eve, Doug Jones plays Scarecrow, and you can watch him and actress Sarah Lancaster discuss what attracted them to Todd Tucker's latest film in our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

From Illusion Industries Inc., The Terror Of Hallow's Eve will premiere at London's FrightFest on August 28th. Below, we have full details on the film, as well as the trailer and our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

Press Release: Los Angeles, California – (July 17, 2017) Leading Special Makeup FX studio Illusion Industries Inc. will premiere horror feature The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve at this year’s FrightFest, which takes place in London, UK, August 24 - 29. The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve combines mind bending practical effects, 1980s nostalgia and a relatable story with a
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Jim Carrey Gives an Amazing Performance In ‘The Bad Batch,’ But He Won’t Talk About It

Jim Carrey Gives an Amazing Performance In ‘The Bad Batch,’ But He Won’t Talk About It
Jim Carrey’s career has zigged and zagged in a number of directions over the years, but he’s never taken a role as strange as the one he tackles in “The Bad Batch.” The actor surfaces early in Ana Lily Amirpour’s dystopian Western, almost unrecognizable beneath a scruffy beard, and never speaks a single word. While he only appears in a handful of scenes, The Hermit is one of a few memorably outlandish characters in Amirpour’s dark vision, a silent, nomadic figure who roams the desert with a shopping cart and winds up rescuing the film’s amputee heroine (Suki Waterhouse) after she escapes a gang of cannibals.

This cool and risky performance is a world away from the hyperbolic delivery of Ace Ventura, and suggests the physicality of slapstick comedy folded into a post-apocalyptic milieu. But so far, Carrey hasn’t said a word about it.
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Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Have Officially Been the Couple You Want to Be For 20 Years

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Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Have Officially Been the Couple You Want to Be For 20 Years
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow are not only one of the funniest couples in Hollywood, but they've also produced two talented daughters who are poised to take over. Leslie and Judd have a tendency to make you envious of their relationship, not just because they are adorable and seem very real and normal, but also because they've now been married for 20 years! The two celebrated the milestone anniversary in June, and have been laughing - and working - together all along. In fact, they met on the set of The Cable Guy, when Leslie was auditioning and Judd was on the project as a producer. "There goes the future Mrs. Apatow," Judd remembered saying about her. "I had a soul connection instantly. I meant it. That's why I remember it." Once you get over how cute that is, spend some time seeing how in sync these two have been ever since then.
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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’

Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’
A year ago, most people would have assumed that Ben Stiller was in director’s jail, suffering from the critical and commercial failure of “Zoolander 2,” in which he also starred. Instead, he went to television. Holed up in his Red Hour Films studio in Los Angeles, Stiller’s currently developing the Showtime miniseries “Escape From Dannemora,” with the intention of directing all eight episodes. And when he takes a break, it’s not for another “Night at the Museum” movie. He’s heading to a film festival.

For over 20 years, the Nantucket Film Festival has benefited from the support of Stiller and his famous family, including his parents Jerry Stiller and late mother Anne Meara, emphasizing two areas that Ben Stiller knows well: Comedy and screenwriting. At Nantucket, he regularly hosts the All-Star Comedy Roundtable — but this year, perhaps signaling his shift in focus, he’s hosting the Screenwriter Tribute, which will honor “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

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Tom McCarthy for me epitomizes the kind of smart and emotional character-oriented storyteller that movie industry needs today,” he said in an interview ahead of the festival. “I think it’s important — in this day of huge, effects-driven franchises — to support and celebrate human stories that don’t center on aliens or robots.”

Much of Stiller’s recent work reflects that ethos. In May, he appeared in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Collected”), a well-received dramedy that marked his first collaboration with the filmmaker since “While We Were Young.” It was a welcome return to one of the best actor-director relationships in Stiller’s filmography, one that taps into his penchant for affable klutzes without devolving into cheap jokes.

“I’m happy someone is making the edgy, character-oriented dramas and comedies that are the kinds of movies I grew up watching,” Stiller said. “I hope the studios will get with that program.”

In the meantime, he has embraced the changing landscape: His next starring role comes with “Brad’s Status,” writer-director Mike White’s new Amazon-produced feature, and “The Meyerowitz Stories” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Like a lot of people, he’s not thrilled with Netflix’s day-and-date model, which minimizes the theatrical life of its movies in favor of appealing home viewers. “I love movies and want to see those kinds of movies in the theater,” he said, but acknowledged the realities of a marketplace that has increasingly allowed for more sophisticated storytelling with the new digital platforms — and, again, television. “Most of our projects are smaller budget and independent-oriented,” he said, addressing the productions currently being developed at Red Hour. “It’s harder to get those movies made now. Thankfully, television is a place for that now.”

He won’t directly acknowledge it, but the response to “Zoolander 2,” with its sophomoric humor and at least one broad joke that offended the Lgbtq community, seems to have driven him back to the more substantial side of his career. Stiller’s been through career crises — cult hit “The Cable Guy” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” weren’t exactly blockbuster successes — but this time, he has a range of work in the pipeline that taps into his penchant for more dramatic fare. “Escape from Dannemora,” which focuses on the real-life prison break by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, suggests an underlying desire to exercise his filmmaking chops with serious, engaging material.

As a director, Stiller is more auteur than meets the eye. Starting with “Reality Bites” in 1994, he has continually focused on desperate, self-involved Americans driven to neurotic extremes by the boundaries that society places on them. That theme took on cartoonish extremes in the undervalued “Cable Guy” and an ambitious lyrical depth in “Walter Mitty,” while the first “Zoolander” turned the absurd competitive agendas of the fashion industry inside out. The sequel simply took that joke too far, but it may have been necessary to draw Stiller back to the kind of projects that suit him best. “I think I’m more interested in movies I can relate to on a personal level,” he said.

That has extended to his interest in new talent. Asked to single some of the rising filmmakers he admires, he started by citing young screenwriters — Michael Mitnik, whose Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed “The Current War” comes out later this year, and Isaac Adamson, whose Blacklist screenplay “Bubbles” (about Michael Jackson’s famous chimp) is currently being produced by Netflix. He’s also keen on the writing contributions to “Dannemora” by Brett Johnson, whose previous credits are primarily in television.

So where does that leave Stiller’s career in comedy? “Right now, we are in couples therapy,” he said. “But I am optimistic.”

The Nantucket Film Festival runs June 21 – 26.

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Ben Stiller and Benicio del Toro announce TV prison drama

Rob Leane Jun 5, 2017

Showtime is pressing ahead with Escape At Dannemora, a prison break drama directed by Ben Stiller, starring Benicio del Toro...

Here's an exciting one: Ben Stiller, cinematic icon and director of Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, has announced a TV team-up with Benicio del Toro.

Stiller will direct and del Toro will star in Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series from Showtime, about a real-life New York prison break from 2015. Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano are among the supporting cast.

Collider shares this spiel from the official press release...

"Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape.
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Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series
Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and new cast member Paul Dano.

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.

Arquette will play
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Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime

Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime
Paul Dano joins cast. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, a new eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano.

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.

Arquette will play
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Brad Grey’s Legacy: 12 Hits He Produced, From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

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Brad Grey’s Legacy: 12 Hits He Produced, From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)
Brad Grey’s credits include many hit TV series and Award-winning films. He also co-founded Brillstein-Grey and Plan B Executive producer on “Real Time with Bill Maher” (2006 to 2017) Executive producer on “The Sopranos” (1999 to 2007) Producer on “The Departed” (2006) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture Producer on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Executive producer on “Scary Movie” (2000) Executive producer on “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Executive producer on “The Cable Guy” (1996) Executive producer on “Politically Incorrect” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “NewsRadio” (1995 to 1999) Executive producer on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992...
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Third Trailer For Cars 3 Hits The Web! Could This Be The End For McQueen?

We've seen Lighting McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, win his first Piston Cup in the first Cars film, then we saw him race around Europe in the World Gran Prix in Cars 2. Now we have come full circle, as the next generation of racers seem to be imposing their will and winning races. Yesterday, Disney released the third trailer for Cars 3 which is set to be released on June 16th, 2017.

Check it out below.

Looks like McQueen going to have to deal with the idea of retiring. The voices around him are pressuring him to call it a career, which of course McQueen is not happy about. The pressure is mounting as a new race car named Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer, is crushing speed records and taking the sport by storm. Meanwhile, in one of McQueen's latest races he has wrecked and uncertain if he will race again.
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‘I.T.’ Review

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Jason Barry, Brian F. Mulvey, Martin Hindy, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David McSavage | Written by Dan Kay, William Wisher | Directed by John Moore

When his daughter complains about their home’s dodgy Internet connection, high-flying executive Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) brings in I.T. guy Ed (James Frecheville). Overestimating the breadth of their friendship – by assuming that they have one – the spurned tech guy turns stalker, using his computer skills to infiltrate and attack the family on every level. They’re gonna need a better firewall.

It may have a grizzled, craggy former James Bond as the lead, but this is no Taken riff. In spite of its ultra high-tech trappings, I.T. is a remarkably old-fashioned stalker movie, reminiscent of the likes of Prey, Pacific Heights, One Hour Photo or, um, The Cable Guy. It’s the sort of thing you might see Nicolas Cage
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Jim Carrey: a salute to his darker roles

Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017

Jim Carrey proved his acting range in the late 90s and 2000s. We salute the likes of The Truman Show, The Cable Guy and Man On The Moon.

You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.

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Though I have to admit, in recent years, admitting to being a Jim Carrey fan has been more difficult than it used to be. Long gone are the youthful days when hits such as Ace Ventura,
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10 Movies That Accurately Predicted The Future

It's always fun when something happens in real life that we realized was unexpectedly predicted in a movie first. ScreenRant has released a new video that points out ten of these films that accurately predicted certain events that came to pass. Some of the films included in the list include The Cable Guy, The Truman Show, Minority Report, Back to the Future Part II, Blade Runner, Airplane II: The Sequel, and more.

Wouldn’t it be incredible to know the future? To know what comes next? Sure, it would take all the surprises out of life but think of all the failures and misery you could potentially avoid. Most of us wish we could have made different decisions, but what’s happened has happened. This is where the following list of films come in. You can say these movies were somehow prophetic and accurately predicted some future events including online gaming,
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Kevin Meaney, Veteran Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Passes Away at 60

Kevin Meaney, Veteran Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Passes Away at 60
Kevin Meaney, stand up comedian and actor who starred in the TV adaptation of “Uncle Buck,” died Friday, October 21 at his home in Forestburgh, New York. He was 60.

“It is true as confirmed to me by his family. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community as well. He was loved and will be missed,” Meaney’s agent Tom Ingegno told Laughspin. The comedian was scheduled to perform in East Providence, R.I. on Saturday night. No cause of death has been determined.

Meaney was a breakout star of the ‘80s comedy scene, appearing on the “Uncle Buck” TV series inspired by the John Candy film of the same name, and various late night shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” He was best known for his catchphrase, “That’s not right!,” said to be an imitation of his mother.

He also appeared in episodes of “30 Rock,
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13 Actors that turned Director and won

In the golden age of movies, big name actors would often direct and produce their own movies. Spending 16 hour days on a film set is sure to teach you a thing or two about filmmaking and in some cases, this helps actors make the best directors. With the Cambridge Film Festival coming up, Cambridge storage solutions provider Storebox, wanted to celebrate a few of those actors who decided to branch out in the industry. They take a look at some of the ‘actor to director’ success stories and highlight just a few of the actors who took to directing and won.

Ron Howard

Some may know Ron Howard better as Happy Days Richie Cunningham, and best friend of The Fonz. However, after leaving the hit show in 1980, he changed course and directed his first, low-budget film Grand Theft Auto. Since his directorial debut, Ron Howard has gone on to direct
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I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam

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I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam
Pierce Brosnan has more than a few network issues in I.T., a techno-thriller from Director John Moore. The film is essentially the psycho stalks family storyline. It starts off promising; then falls prey to convention. That said, Brosnan is a more than capable actor in any role. He delivers his standard strong performance and saves I.T. from being altogether rote.

Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Regan, a wealthy businessman on the verge of taking his aviation company public. His press presentation encounters a technical glitch that is quickly addressed by a new temp, Ed Porter (James Frecheville). Mike has been having Wi-Fi issues in his ultra-modern mansion. He invites Ed over to work his technical magic. Ed takes a keen interest in Mike's seventeen year old daughter (Stefanie Scott). He begins to stalk the girl, much to the alarm of his boss. As Mike drops the hammer on Ed's intrusions,
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Central Intelligence review: ” The comedy is never hilarious and the action is never breathtaking.”

Central Intelligence review: Kevin Hart once again buddies up for more action comedy. Central Intelligence review

Throughout the vaults of Hollywood studios lay a collection of unfinished photoshopped posters for Kevin Hart films. All Hollywood producers need to do is take one of these posters and photoshop in another star to make a buddy comedy for the ages. Hart’s recent team-ups include Will Ferrell, Josh Gad, and of course Ice Cube in the Ride Along movies. Hart’s not the first person this has happened to and he certainly won’t be the last. This time Hart teams up with Dwayne Johnson, where their names and sizes attribute to the cleverest part of this film, the tagline: Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.

Calvin Joyner (Hart) was the most popular kid in highschool. He was king of all sports, the best at drama, and was nominated homecoming king.
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25 years ago today: ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ opened in theaters

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25 years ago today: ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ opened in theaters
25 years ago today, audiences first saw Kevin Costner’s turn as Robin Hood on the big screen. It was on June 14, 1991 that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves opened in theaters. Facing off against Costner’s heroic outlaw was Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham, just three years after he made his first movie appearance in a role that would become a new classic villain, Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Rickman and Morgan Freeman got critical approval for their performances. Costner and Christian Slater, not so much. Both were nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for Robin Hood, for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor, respectively. Costner “won” his award, while Slater “lost” to Dan Ackroyd in Nothing but Trouble. Also part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ legacy: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Believe it or not, the theme ballad that Bryan Adams bleated out for this movie earned him an Oscar nomination. But Raspberries or no Raspberries, Oscars or no Oscars, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves found its audience. It was the second-highest grossing movie of 1991, beaten only by Terminator 2: Judgement Day. And it was viewed countless times on VHS for years after that. Other notable June 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1940: Jimmy Stewart film The Mortal Storm opened in theaters. • 1958: The indoor Alice in Wonderland ride opened next to the Mad Tea Party teacups ride in Disneyland. It was also the day the Columbia Sailing Ship first took passengers around Tom Sawyer Island. • 1959: The Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and the Monorail opened at Disneyland. Over 2,000 celebrities, members of the press, and dignitaries attended, including Vice President Richard Nixon. • 1965: Paul McCartney recorded the song “Yesterday” at what is now known as Abbey Road Studios in London. McCartney recorded it without the rest of the group, just with a string quartet, his vocals, and an acoustic guitar, making it essentially the first solo performance by the band. He recorded the song in two takes. • 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an interview with David Frost that would air on July 10 that year. Lennon said in the interview, “We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks.” • 1970: Eric Clapton’s new band, Derek and the Dominos, gave their first live performance, at London’s Lyceum Theatre. • 1972: Simon & Garfunkel reunited to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate George McGovern at New York’s Madison Square Garden. • 1980: The Pretenders fired bassist Pete Farndon, whose drug use had led to an increasingly strained relationship with his bandmates. • 1980: Billy Joel began six weeks atop the Billboard album chart with Glass Houses. • 1985: Family Feud, which had debuted in 1976, aired its final episode on ABC until CBS re-launched the game show in 1988. • 1989: The game Tetris was released for Game Boy in Japan. A North American release followed in July. • 1990: CBS, which had been the national broadcaster for the NBA since 1973, televised an NBA game for the final time. It was Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. • 1996: Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters. • 2002: The Bourne Identity and the Sarah Michelle Gellar Scooby-Doo movie opened in theaters. • 2003: Helen Mirren had the order of Dame bestowed upon her when Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II published the list of those she’d chosen to promote to the Order of the British Empire. Three years later, Mirren portrayed Elizabeth II on film in The Queen. Sting and 007 actor Roger Moore were also conferred with the title of “Sir” on this day. • 2011: Andy Grammer released his self-titled debut studio album. Birthdays: Juno writer Diablo Cody (turns 38 today), singer Boy George (55), Reign actor Torrance Coombs (33), Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale (27), actor-motivational speaker J.R. Martinez (33), Glee actor Kevin McHale (28), Falling Skies actor Will Patton (62), Austin Powers director Jay Roach (59), Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara (24), Blindspot actor Sullivan Stapleton (39)
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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon

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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon
Do you remember what you did for Valentine's Day in 1991? Well, if you were old enough to see an R-rated movie, there's a chance that you might have celebrated the lovey-doviest of holidays by seeing one of the scariest thrillers of all time. Yep, Silence of the Lambs, the movie that made an anti-hero out of a guy who eats people's faces, opened in theaters on Feb. 14, 1991 - 25 years ago this week. A quarter-century later, the film hasn't left pop culture. That's in part because it was such a disturbing film. The cannibalism-deterring muzzle worn by Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), for example,
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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon

  • PEOPLE.com
Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon
Do you remember what you did for Valentine's Day in 1991? Well, if you were old enough to see an R-rated movie, there's a chance that you might have celebrated the lovey-doviest of holidays by seeing one of the scariest thrillers of all time. Yep, Silence of the Lambs, the movie that made an anti-hero out of a guy who eats people's faces, opened in theaters on Feb. 14, 1991 - 25 years ago this week. A quarter-century later, the film hasn't left pop culture. That's in part because it was such a disturbing film. The cannibalism-deterring muzzle worn by Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), for example,
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