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Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater Are Back and Cooler Than Ever in ‘True Romance’ Live Read

Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater Are Back and Cooler Than Ever in ‘True Romance’ Live Read
“There’s a lot of bad language in this one!”

So joked director Jason Reitman as he launched the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Wednesday night with one of his most anticipated selections yet: Quentin Tarantino’s scorching script for the dark comic thriller “True Romance.”

“We’re going to be reading an early draft, so you’ll notice some changes,” Reitman said. “That’s one of the fun things about doing these. It’s a weird kind of archeology where you get to figure out how the movie you love started.”

With the announcement that original stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette would reprise their roles as lovers-on-the-run Clarence and Alabama Worley, demand for tickets increased, prompting a move from the 600-seat Bing Theater at Lacma to The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown La, which seats 1,600.

As always, the reading was performed
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The Ten Greatest Stoners in Movie History

By Alex Simon

2015 will most likely go down as the year that the once-taboo became respectable, with both gay marriage and marijuana finding legal and public acceptance nationwide. While the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states, the marijuana initiative is having an appropriately slower, but steady climb into legality. That said, we thought we’d take a look at some of cinema’s greatest proponents of the stoner lifestyle, before it all becomes downright conventional.

10. Jeff Spicoli—Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Sean Penn not only became a star with his turn as surfer/stoner Jeff Spicoli in the 1980s’ most iconic teen movie, he established how the stoners of the ‘80s differed from their predecessors: while the rebels of the ‘60s and ‘70s viewed their use of cannabis as a symbol of rebellion, and preferred it to alcohol and the other symbols of their parents’ generation and its decadence,
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Interviews: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello Disrobe ‘Magic Mike’

Chicago – Beefcake is on parade in the new film “Magic Mike,” about a troupe of male strippers in sunny Florida. The film was partially based on the true life experiences of Channing Tatum, who did perform briefly in his late teens. In the film he is Magic Mike, and Joe Manganiello portrays “Big Dick” Ritchie.

Magic Mike” is directed by Steven Soderbergh, and although it balances the outrageous male strip shows with some inevitable downfall in the performers, it maintains a feeling of truth and a path beyond the stage. HollywoodChicago.com recently got to talk to the lead actor Channing Tatum and his supporting cast member Joe Manganiello during a promotional swing through Chicago.

Channing Tatum, Title Character of “Magic Mike

Channing Tatum’s career is on fire. Fresh from the success of the “21 Jump Street” remake, he follows up with a personal project in “Magic Mike.” As mentioned before,
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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’ Casts Riley Keough and Joe Manganiello; Jessica Biel Rumored

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’ Casts Riley Keough and Joe Manganiello; Jessica Biel Rumored
Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, the film based on experiences Channing Tatum had as an exotic dancer in his youth, is going forward full-steam. The film locked Alex Pettyfer early on to play a young male stripper mentored by 'Magic' Mike Martingano, played by Tatum. Earlier this week [1] the film landed Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer as the owner of the club where the characters work, and another male stripper, respectively. Now Riley Keough and True Blood's Joe Manganiello have been added. And there is a rumor that Jessica Biel could be in the cast, too, albeit one that may already be debunked. E!Online [2] reports that Riley Keough (daughter of Lisa Marie Presley) will be Zora, a role that was maybe/maybe not once earmarked for Lindsay Lohan. Zora is the troubled love interest to Alex Pettyfer's character, 'The Kid,' as he's mentored in the ways
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Joe Manganiello, Jessica Biel and Riley Keough Join Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike [Updated]

In an effort to make every man’s girlfriend resent him, director Steven Soderbergh has been filling the cast of his male stripper movie Magic Mike with way too good-looking guys left and right. Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and recent addition Matt Bomer currently make up the “are you kidding me?” cast, and now three more names have been added: Joe Manganiello, Jessica Biel and Riley Keough. EW reports that True Blood star Manganiello will play a stripper named “Big Dick Ritchie” (but of course) in the semi-biographical film about Tatum’s teenage days as a male stripper. Lest the cast be too dude-heavy, E! Online reports that Riley Keough (The Runaways) will play a girl who dates Pettyfer’s character, an up-and-coming stripper, and ComingSoon reports that Jessica Biel has signed on to play a stripper named Amber who also happens to be Manganiello’s squeeze. Filming begins next month in Florida,
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Cool Stuff: Dutch Southern’s True Romance T-Shirt “You’re So Cool”

Cool Stuff: Dutch Southern’s True Romance T-Shirt “You’re So Cool”
Our friends at Dutch Southern have released a new t-shirt tribute to the Quentin Tarantino-written Tony Scott-directed film True Romance. It's called "You're So Cool" and was designed by Joshua Kemble. The design is printed on a royal blue American Apparel tee using 7 inks. Check out the full t-shirt design, complete with legend, after the jump. Included with the shirt (from left to right): A message from Alabama on a hotel napkin. The King mentoring Clarence. The Viper roller coaster where Elliot Blitzer gets sick. Clarence's '74 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado. A dead Drexl referencing Charlie Bronson, Clarence's ID left in his hand. Alabama and the birthday boy watching a Street Fighter triple feature. Floyd smoking the second page of Dick Ritchie's letter. Clarence's dad referencing an eggplant. Sgt. Fury diving into the ocean to rescue his sweetheart's ring. Clarence and Alabama's wedding day tattoo. The corkscrew that saved Alabama's life.
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