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The Meaning Behind Pink's Name Is Actually Raunchy Af

Confession: In my 26 years of living, I thought Pink got her name from her infamous hair color. Anyone else? No? Ok. Turns out, Alecia Beth Moore didn't get her inspo from a bottle of L'Oréal. Instead, the "What About Us" songstress came up with the moniker while watching Reservoir Dogs — and the meaning is actually raunchy Af. The 38-year-old explained to Iol, "My best friend had never seen a white girl's vagina before so he asked me if I could see it, so I showed it to him and he said 'It's pink!' Then my friends started calling me Mr. Pink." If you've never seen Quentin Tarantino's violent film, Steve Buscemi's character is also named "Mr. Pink." She admitted, however, that people aren't exactly thrilled with the how she came up with her stage name. "I've been receiving complaints for a very long time. I'm Ok with it.
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F*Bombs - The Disaster Artist (Video)

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Ever wonder how many F-Bombs are dropped in some of your favorite movies like Pulp Fiction, Superbad, The Devil's Rejects, The Big Lebowski and Reservoir Dogs? Well, JoBlo's got you covered with F*Bombs. Here we count each and every use of the word f*ck in select classic flicks. On this newest episode, we take on director James Franco's The Disaster Artist co-starring Dave Franco,... Read More...
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‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation

‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation
Tom Hardy has played historical figures on screen in the past, but it looks like his upcoming role as Al Capone in the biographical drama “Fonzo” will be one of his most transformative true roles yet. Production is currently underway in New Orleans on the biopic, which is being directed by “Fantastic Four” and “Chronicle” filmmaker Josh Trank. Hardy has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the “Fonzo” production on his Instagram page.

“Fonzo” takes place 10 years into Capone’s prison sentence. The 47-year-old gangster begins suffering from dementia and becomes haunted by his violent past. Joining Hardy on screen is Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle McLachlan, and “Dunkirk” breakout Jack Lowden.

The production is notable for being Trank’s first since “Fantastic Four.” The director feuded with studio 20th Century Fox over final cut privileges and reshoots and bashed the film’s theatrical release in a since-deleted Tweet that claimed
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Horror Highlights: Nosferatu Lecture at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London, Frank Henenlotter Retrospective Screenings, Telluride Horror Show 2018

One of my favorite silent films (featuring the iconic vampire Count Orlok), F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922) will be the subject of a special restoration lecture on April 19th in London courtesy of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on retrospective screenings of Frank Henenlotter's films in Brooklyn, as well as an exciting announcement from the 2018 Telluride Horror Show.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' Nosferatu Lecture: "The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - London Presents: A Restoration Of ‘Nosferatu’ (1922) at The Horse Hospital April 19th!

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies - London welcomes Watchmaker Films founder Mark Rance to discuss the process and importance of film restoration while putting a spotlight on his challenging work on the Nosferatu release.

This show-and-tell lecture will illustrate many of the issues encountered and (with varying degrees of success) resolved in a digital restoration of Murnau’s Nosferatu.
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Hunt Easter Eggs in Ape Meets Girl and Vance Kelly’s Prints for ‘Anchorman’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ & More

Even though Easter may be over a week away, you can still have some fun hunting for Easter eggs thanks to the latest exhibition from Hero Complex Gallery. A new show, aptly called Easter Eggs, brings together artists Ape Meets Girl (aka Kevin M. Wilson) and Vance Kelly for a little gallery featuring pieces that […]

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Iconic Pulp Fiction House Goes Up for Sale

Iconic Pulp Fiction House Goes Up for Sale
The Wolf's clean up house, famously used in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction after Marvin is shot in the face, is up for sale. Quentin Tarantino made a name for himself with Reservoir Dogs, but 1994's Pulp Fiction really put him on the map and turned him into the powerful and unique Hollywood figure we know today. Now, the house owned by his character Jimmie, which was used in one of the movie's most famous sequences is on the market in the Los Angeles, California area. If you have roughly $1.4 million to spare, you can possibly own a piece of cinema history. And one that you can live in, at that.

Jimmie's house is located in Studio City and is listed for $1.395 million. The Pulp Fiction house has been upgraded a bit since 1994, but it's said that the kitchen, which is where a key conversation in the movie between Samuel L. Jackson
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F*Bombs - Get Out (Video)

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Ever wonder how many F-Bombs are dropped in some of your favorite movies like Pulp Fiction, Superbad, The Devil's Rejects, The Big Lebowski and Reservoir Dogs? Well, JoBlo's got you covered with F*Bombs. Here we count each and every use of the word f*ck in select classic flicks. On this newest episode, we take on writer-director Jordan Peele's Academy Award-winning horror film Get Out... Read More...
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Swerving from the beaten track: Mysskin, the risk-taker of Tamil cinema

KollywoodMost directors prefer to play safe when choosing themes for their films but not Mysskin.CV AravindMost directors prefer to play safe when choosing themes for their films as any kind of adventurism in this regard could cost them dearly. A bagful of awards or critical acclaim might not fetch them their next assignment if the film fails to click at the box office and the producer’s returns fall short of his investment. But there are a few directors who are made of sterner stuff. They prefer to chase their own rainbows and make the kind of films that provide them aesthetic satisfaction and which they feel will also touch a chord with audiences. One filmmaker who makes the cut in this respect is the burly Mysskin ( Shanmugha Raja ) who has, right from the outset, swerved considerably from the beaten track. Right from the choice of subject to the delineation of the plot and the casting, Mysskin has always preferred to rely on his own intuition and his confidence in his ability to deliver. Most times his gamble has paid off and though he has helmed just eight films so far, most of them have retrieved their investment with a tidy profit and have also merited rave reviews. Mysskin, who served his apprenticeship with director Vincent Selva for a while, got off the blocks with his small budget venture Chithiram Pesuthadi a romantic tale featuring two Mollywood stars Narain and Bhavana. The hero, a henchman of a ruthless don decides to turn over a new leaf after he meets the heroine, employed in an Ngo. Just when the nuptials are round the corner, he is whisked away by the police. The heroine is devastated and her father dies of shock. How the lovers finally unite form the crux of the film. The film returned to the cans in record time but after a number from it, ‘Vaalai Meenukkum’ sung by Gana Ulaganathan, turned chart topper, it was re-released in Chennai and elsewhere and did brisk business. Mysskin’s fascination for gangster movies continued and his second film Anjaathe turned out to be an edge of the seat thriller. The theme of good versus evil with the former triumphing at the end was shot well and the technical brilliance was clearly visible. Narain, the hero of Mysskin’s debut film played the role of a tough cop and Prasanna and Panidarajan were cast as the antagonists. Audiences lapped up the fast paced venture. The film brought back memories of Hollywood gangster movies and one could clearly discern that Mysskin had drawn his inspiration from films like Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. The film had a phenomenal run with the music score and the lyrics too contributed to its success. With two hit films under his belt, Mysskin was ready with the script of his third film Nandalala, but when he pitched the film to a few top actors in Kollywood, all that he got was a thumbs down. A disheartened Mysskin was clearly unwilling to abandon the project and decided that he would himself don the protagonist’s role. The theme of the film, which was borrowed from the Japanese movie Kikyiro narrated the story of a mentally challenged adult and an eight year old boy in search of their mothers. The film which ought to have been Mysskin’s second before Anjaathe had its share of troubles and was almost shelved after producers backed out of the project. A dark tale of human suffering with hardly any formula ingredients, Nandalala, however won international acclaim when it was screened at the Norway Film Festival where it won the Critics and People’s Choice Awards. Mysskin’s understated performance in the main role, however, proved to be a handicap and it was largely propped up by Ilaiyaraaja’s score with Mysskin collaborating with the maestro for the first time. While films like Yuddham Sei (2011) and Mugamoodi ( 2012) did little to enhance Mysskin’s reputation as an auteur, he came back strongly with Onaiyum Attukuttiyum which he wrote, directed and produced under his home banner Lone Wolf Productions. In a clear departure from norms, this film had no songs and no heroine either. The movie was a neo noir thriller with a story line that encompassed the events occurring in a single night in the dark lanes and alleys of Chennai. Sri who made his mark with Vazhakku Enn 18/9 was cast in the role of a young medico who saves the life of a mortally wounded gangster and has to lock horns with the cops who are on the trail of the killer. Slickly shot, the film had its dose of dark humour and emotional content and with nary a single dull moment, received rave reviews as well. Ilaiyaraaja entrusted with the background score did not disappoint. The box office success of the film enabled Mysskin to prove his credentials as a serious filmmaker who could hold the attention of the audience with his brand of storytelling. Mysskin’s last two directorial ventures were Pisasu produced by director Bala and Thupparivaalan which was made under actor Vishal’s banner ‘Vishal Film Factory’. Pisasu, which marked Mysskin’s first foray into the world of the supernatural, was released in 2014 and its Usp was the taut screenplay by Mysskin and the action sequences deftly choreographed by a Hong Kong stuntman who had earlier worked with Mysskin in Mugamoodi. Newcomers Naga and Prayaga Martin enacted the main roles and Pisasu was clearly a shade above many of the ghost films that had been hitting the screens with monotonous regularity. Thuipparivaalan was the outcome of Mysskin’s fascination for Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective Sherlock Holmes and featured producer Vishal in the role of an intrepid detective Kaniyan Poonkundram with Prasanna as his Watson-like assistant. The detective on the trail of a missing dog stumbles on the sudden death of two people struck by lightning and senses that diabolical forces are at work. With the crafty villain one step ahead of the hero the story moves at a fast pace. The film had its lighter moments too and both Vishal and Prasanna carried off their roles well. The film however ended up as an average grosser. Savarakathi where director Ram has played the hero is the latest venture from Mysskin’s production house and he has also penned the script for the film directed by his brother Aditya. Mysskin has for the first time in his career, donned the villain’s role and his performance has won him accolades. However Mysskin the director is clearly streets ahead of the actor who donned the greasepaint more out of compulsion than choice. As a singer too he is yet to make his mark. And while he will be game for acting assignments, another film with Vishal is on the cards.
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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Sushi Girl’ and Mark Hamill’s Greatest Roles In This Galaxy

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Sushi Girl’ and Mark Hamill’s Greatest Roles In This Galaxy
Mark Hamill isn’t just known for “Star Wars,” as any fan of “The Big Red One” or “Corvette Summer” will attest. The actor talked about how some of these other parts came to be.

Sushi Girl” (2012)

Hamill played a gang member in the ultraviolent cult indie that uses, among other things, creative dental work as a form of torture. “I was reading the script and thought it was very Tarantino, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ style, but I didn’t think I could do it. It was way too violent and I’m married to a dental hygienist, I can’t do this dental violence! Then my daughter said, ‘How often have we heard you complain you’re not considered for Steve Buscemi or William H. Macy or Phillip Seymour Hoffman parts?’ And I said, ‘You’re right.’” And it turned out to be a wonderful experience.”

Voice-Over Work

An expert mimic,
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Exclusive Interview – Damascus Cover director and writer Daniel Zelik Berk on spy thrillers, working with John Hurt and introducing John Travolta to Quentin Tarantino

Rafael Motamayor chats with Daniel Zelik Berk on adapting books, shooting in Morocco and more…

How did you come across the book by Howard Kaplan?

was a line producer for Lionsgate years ago and I directed Sometimes They Come Back… for More which is adapted from a Stephen King novel, and though I wasn’t particularly proud of that film it was basically my film school. I realized that the problem I had was the script, which was given to me and I couldn’t change it much – I am not even particularly interested in horror. I decided that I would find a novel to adapt or write a screenplay that I really loved, and said I wouldn’t stop until it got made. I like thrillers and things that are about the Middle East, and there’s a theme in the story about children, which hit me since I
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Exclusive Interview: Director Ted Geoghegan Talks Mohawk

We Are Still Here was a surprise hit on the indie horror scene when it debuted in 2015. It was a ghost story at its core but had so many more secrets, including a Reservoir Dogs-style brutal supernatural cliffhanger. It also won many fans over and was critically praised, instantly making the man behind the camera one to look out for in the horror genre.

But Ted Geoghegan didn’t have the desire to stay firmly planted in one place. He wanted to tell more stories and transcend the genre, even though he absolutely adores it. Which brings us to his new historical drama, Mohawk, which is now available and delighting viewers and critics alike.

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Ted and talk about the project, its supernatural and horror elements, and his decision to attempt a brand new tale in an entirely different realm of filmmaking.
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Check Out This Twisted Claymation Mashup Of The Simpsons And Reservoir Dogs

Lee Hardcastle has once again found a way to traumatize the internet. Using the concept from Reservoir Dogs and the characters from The Simpsons, Hardcastle once again kills some of your beloved Simpsons characters with excessive amounts of violence. Granted, it's not nearly as bad as his first video, which I linked below, but damn did we really have to see Kirk Van Houten lose his nose? Check out both videos below and share your thoughts:
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James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty To Topline Indie Film ‘The Incident At Sparrow Creek Lumber’

James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty To Topline Indie Film ‘The Incident At Sparrow Creek Lumber’
Actors James Badge Dale (Only The Brave) and Brian Geraghty (The Alienist) have been tapped to star in the indie drama, The Incident At Sparrow Creek Lumber from writer, director Henry Dunham. The script, which was featured on 2015’s Black List under the title Militia, is described as a locked-room paranoia of Reservoir Dogs with the gritty intrigue of classic espionage fiction. It follows reclusive ex-cop Gannon (Dale), who’s forced out of retirement after he realizes a…
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Culture Dump #26: 4 Reasons We Should Be Thankful For Kevin Smith

The geek world felt a disturbance in the force earlier this week as filmmaker and pop-culture icon Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack following the recording of his debut stand-up special. Luckily, the Director and Comic Book Man came through the experience relatively unscathed, allowing fans to breathe a sigh of relief that Jay wasn’t prematurely torn away from his hetero life mate Silent Bob. It also inspired a great opportunity of reflection on Smith’s lengthy, varied career and the unrivalled influence he’s had on the movie world. A lot is written about Smith and his work but people often forget that…

​He’s The Original New Wave Indie-Kid

​It feels like anyone with an iPhone can make a movie today, mainly because, well, they can. However back in the early 90s, making a fully fledged feature film was a bit harder than whipping out your smartphone and hitting record.
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F*Bombs - Super Troopers (Video)

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Ever wonder how many F-Bombs are dropped in some of your favorite movies like Pulp Fiction, Superbad, The Devil's Rejects, The Big Lebowski and Reservoir Dogs? Well, JoBlo's got you covered with F*Bombs. Here we count each and every use of the word f*ck in select classic flicks. On this new episode, we take on Broken Lizard's cop classic Super Troopers starring... Read More...
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Edgar Wright Has 50 Songs From 50 Favorite Movie Soundtracks He Wants You to Stream — Listen

Edgar Wright Has 50 Songs From 50 Favorite Movie Soundtracks He Wants You to Stream — Listen
Anyone who saw “Baby Driver” knows that Edgar Wright can assemble one hell of a movie soundtrack. But the director’s gift isn’t just picking classic tunes that will get stuck in your head for days, it’s how he manages to synchronize the pulse of his movie to the song to create an indelible movie moment. Look no further than “Baby Driver’s” opening car chase, which is perfectly synched to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms.”

Knowing Wright is such a master of the movie soundtrack should make his official list of 50 favorite movie soundtrack moments all the more important. The director partnered with Spotify to create a playlist of his 50 favorite tracks and it’s currently streaming for free.

Wright detailed the source of each song on his Twitter page, and his favorite songs come from the likes of “Reservoir Dogs,” “Dirty Harry,” Superfly,” and “The Big Lebowski.
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Movie Review – Have a Nice Day (2017)

Have a Nice Day, 2017.

Written and Directed by Liu Jian.

Featuring the voice talents of Changlong Zhu, Siming Yang, Kai Cao, and Xiaofeng Ma.

Synopsis:

A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Money makes the world go around, especially in an impoverished, dirty looking, colorless (the palette is intentionally washed out to further illustrate the desire to accumulate enough cash to escape this run-down town over to South Korea) part of China. There’s a large sum of money stolen from a powerful crime boss which sets in motion another host of dollar sign twinkle-eyed civilians and criminals joining the hunt. In that regard, Have a Nice Day (the second animated feature from writer/director Liu Jian) has fair comparisons to Quentin Tarantino, specifically his bank heist debut masterpiece Reservoir Dogs.
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‘The Insult’ director Ziad Doueiri on facing political resistance: ‘There were certain groups who did not want this film to be released’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘The Insult’ director Ziad Doueiri on facing political resistance: ‘There were certain groups who did not want this film to be released’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
The idea for “The Insult” originated from a real life event much like the one that starts the film. While living in Beirut, Lebanon, director Ziad Doueiri was watering plants on his balcony when the broken gutter sprayed someone. Doueiri exchanged words with the stranger, but later apologized. “A couple of days later I started thinking this thing could’ve really gone out of control,” he recalls. “The thing could’ve become very, very dangerous.” So he thought, “What if I start my story in a similar way, where the film starts with a very similar incident, very insignificant, and instead of it getting fixed or resolved, it gets complicated?” But the conflicts weren’t limited to the action on-screen. The filmmaker faced political resistance off-screen as well. Watch our exclusive video interview with Doueiri above.

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“The Insult
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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