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Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In dubious honor of “Fifty Shades Darker,” what is the most ridiculous sex scene from a movie?
Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC), Vulture/Film Comment
I’m sure others will easily top this, but I always think of Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone in the terrible 1994 action film “The Specialist,” having laboriously glossy, oiled, carefully pube-concealing, solemn, positionally exhausting intercourse while mouthing tedious expository dialogue in a shower that appears to be the size of a studio apartment. The 90s were a boom time for bad movie sex, and this is Hall of Fame level in that so much money, time and effort has gone »
- David Ehrlich
Since 1994, New Orleans has hosted the Essence Music Festival, the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States, featuring prominent artists and entertainers every year. The new film “Girls Trip” prominently features the Essence Festival as a destination spot and a symbol of unity. The film follows four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans to explore their respective wild sides and also rekindle their friendships. It stars Queen Latifah (“Chicago”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Magic Mike Xxl”), Regina Hall (“Scary Movie”) and Tiffany Haddish (“Keanu”). Watch a sneak peak trailer for the film below.
The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, cousin of filmmaker Spike Lee. He previously directed the 1999 film “The Best Man” as well as its sequel “The Best Man Holiday.” He also directed the Eddie Griffin vehicle “Undercover Brother, »
- Vikram Murthi
Goodbyes are never easy, especially when you have to say it to dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows. Netflix is retiring a full list of titles in February (as it does every month), and this time, it's hitting us right in the heart parts. Classics like Clueless, gems like Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and treasures like Trainspotting are all about to disappear! Good thing there's a whole new catalog of movies coming in February to take our minds off of these losses. Expiring Feb. 1 A.C.O.D. An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky An Inconvenient Truth Ashby Black Hawk Down Bratz: Babyz: The Movie Bratz: Super Babyz Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Clerks Elizabeth Extract Failure to Launch Frida Girls Just Want to Have Fun Jackass 2.5 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School Last Holiday Mission Impossible: III Sahara »
- Maggie Pehanick
Charlie Sheen has shared the screen with many of Hollywood’s top talent – but there are a few women he hopes to never work alongside again.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live this week, Sheen was asked to rank four actresses from favorite to least favorite as part of host Andy Cohen‘s infamous “Plead the Fifth” game.
“Heather. And then Heather,” Sheen replied. “Lindsay is a trip. She’s work, »
- Lindsay Kimble
4 items from 2017
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