Actress Brittany Murphy died almost five whole years ago. On September 12th, the last film she worked on before her sudden death will finally be in theaters. “Something Wicked” is a horror film/psychological thriller that looks to be about a newly-engaged couple who are stalked by a psycho. Andm well, how do I put this nicely? It does not look to be the same caliber of work as “Girl, Interrupted,” “Clueless,” or “8 Mile.” Murphy filmed “Something Wicked” six months before she died from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and prescription pills. Rest in piece, Britt. [The Wrap]
A few years ago, I was obsessed with reading Wetlands by Charlotte Roche, but only a few pages at a time, because the subject matter — one woman’s absolutely filthy hygiene habits and obsession with her bodily functions and fluids — was kind of stomach-turning. But as a bit of a gross girl myself — though not at all to the degree that Helen is — I was titillated by the book’s willingness to get completely and utterly vulgar, plus I got a kick out of the way she called her inner and outer labia “ladyfingers” and “dewlaps.” Anyway, a film version of “Wetlands” hits select theaters this Friday and critics who saw the German film at Sundance called it, amongst other things, “Eww is the warmest color” (a play on last year’s French hit, “Blue is the Warmest Color”) and “the most disgusting coming of age film of all time.” Prepare yourself for everything from masturbating with vegetables and oozing hemorrhoids, to guys jacking off on spinach pizza and very, very dangerous pubic hair grooming. NSFW trailer above — watch if you dare…
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »
“Kink,” a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I’ve heard complaints about the film — it’s “boring” (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky folks say in order to be dismissive); it doesn’t address allegations of abuse at Kink.com — but I’ll see it regardless. Christina Voros directed “Kink” and James Franco executive produced, so you better believe I want to know how they handled the material. Also, this probably goes without saying, but the trailer is NSFW! [Queerty; First Showing]
I am a bad movie connoisseur. I’m not talking bad like “They paid too much for this to be that boring” bad, I’m talking bad bad, like really poor-quality filmmaking. I will watch any movie that either just totally fails or wanders into the “WTF?!” badlands. I will also watch almost any horror movie, which aids in this quest, because apparently everyone wants to make a horror movie and everyone thinks that when they do, it’s worth it to show everyone.
Plenty of people make lists of best-worst movies, but they include too many big-budget films that were just stupid. I’m glad “Thankskilling” is getting the credit it deserves for being terrible, so I won’t include it here. “Ishtar” is boring, not a flaming wreck of a failure. “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” is intentionally bad, so it doesn’t count (because it’s a success). You’d have to be high to actually enjoy “Turkish Star Wars” even though it is truly, truly awful. And “Manos: The Hands of Fate” is better with the “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ commentary, plus everyone already knows about it, so whatever. Keep reading »