"But, it's a post on film noir!"
I told her. She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me. I knew that caving into my desires meant I might lose her. But I didn't care. I went out to the kitchen to make coffee
-- yards of coffee. Rich, strong, bitter, boiling hot, ruthless, depraved. I knew she'd be back. [more inside]
He was born in 1980, during a risqué Groundlings
show. After cameo roles (NSFW/language)
in two Cheech & Chong movies, he earned his own HBO special
. Four years later, Pee Wee Herman made his first feature film
. Love him or hate him, his tv show
won 22 Emmys... it seemed he was the luckiest boy in the world
. Until one fateful day
. Since then he's kept busy
, and has regularly started and then nixed
rumors of the bow tie's return. Recently he's changed his mind
though, and in June a middle-aged Pee Wee made a surprise appearance
after 15 years. Now he's promising two upcoming Pee Wee films... but will Johnny Depp
take over his giant underpants
? [more inside]
"I knew I didn't look like an ingenue... My nose was too long. I had crooked teeth. I wasn't blond. I knew I looked like a character actress. But I also knew I'd find a way."
One of the most accomplished scene stealers
in the history of TV comedy, character actress Alice Ghostley
, is dead at 81. [more inside]
"Porky's was about anti-Semitism, about racism, it's not just about boys with erections," claims Clark. He then adds, pun intended, "It was a seminal film." Bob Clark
, Director of two iconic
1980's films that profoundly impacted some of your childhoods (no doubt in decidedly different ways), and his 22 year-old son were in a fatal car crash
on PCH this morning. This was set to be a promising year
for the man who brought Ralphie and his bunny suit
to the world. R.I.P.
Some movie villains aren't necessarily bad
, they're just accented that way
. But what criteria
do we use to determine a truly, uniquely bad film accent
? Obviously, it helps if an actor
annoys you to begin with, but some bad accents are simply indisputably painful
to watch. Kind of like a mashup of everything in The Speech Accent Archive
with a little bit of Received Pronounciation
thrown in here and there. Yes it's true, even the average American enjoys trying to rock
a ridiculously fake British tone
once in a while (there are dialects
?). But believe it or not, there are average people in this world actually trying
to learn how to sound American
too! OK well, on second thought, it's more likely that they're just trying to sound less "foreign"
while they're here so we don't mock them.
Now here's the obligatory Fun Quiz portion of the post: what American accent do YOU have
Unproduced Screenplays "The Writers Guild of America registers approximately 30,000 screenplays every year, most of which never make it anywhere near the silver screen. Some of these are by "big name" writers like James Cameron and The Wachowski Brothers."
Presented here for your reading pleasure are: "Edward Ford"
by Lem Dobbs, "One Saliva Bubble"
by David Lynch & Mark Frost, "Red, White, Black, and Blue"
by Andrew Kevin Walker, "Carnivore"
by The Wachowski Brothers, "Alien 3"
by David Twohy, "A Crowded Room"
by James Cameron, and "I Am Legend"
by Mark Protosevic.