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Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney Covered “A Horse With No Name” for ‘BoJack Horseman’

In one of those snickering pop culture reappropriations that we sort of can’t believe took this long to happen, pop songstress Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have remade America’s ‘70s soft-rock standby “A Horse With No Name” for an upcoming album of music from, and inspired by, BoJack Horseman. Carney comes to […]

Ed Skrein Drops Out of ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Due to Whitewashing Concerns

Every few months, it seems, there’s a new story about film industry idiots casting a white actor in a role that is written (and often, has previously been played by) an actor of color. Asian actors are on the business end of “white-washing” with a particularly alarming frequency as of late, between Ghost In the […]

Flavorwire Interview: Exploitation and Adult Cinema Icon Roberta Findlay on Making “Cheap” Movies, Getting Arrested with John Holmes, and Times Square’s X-Rated Past

Exploitation and adult cinema is not exactly known for being friendly to women, but Bronx-born director Roberta Findlay is one of most prolific filmmakers from the Golden Age of porn and genre filmmaking. Findlay started her career collaborating with then-husband Michael Findlay on a slew of sleazy films that earned them a place among the […]

‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Part 16 Recap: “You’re Awake”

All conventional sense of time in Twin Peaks has long been lost, but the strange loop that David Lynch has kept us on throughout The Return finally comes closer to biting its tail. Fifteen episodes later, we have our beloved Cooper back, but Mr. C, his evil doppelgänger, continues his nefarious plans. Last episode, Cooper’s […]

‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Director Tobe Hooper Has Died

Tobe Hooper, the beloved and groundbreaking filmmaker behind such genre classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergiest, died over the weekend in California. The Austin, Texas native became a horror icon when he and some Texas filmmaker friends took an exploitable title and a meager budget and created one of the most terrifying movies […]

Fine, Here Are Your MTV VMA Winners

The MTV Video Music Awards were held last night in Inglewood, California, and while we’d love to tell you all about the highlights, lowlights, and controversies of the evening, MTV doesn’t like people to do too much of that fancy word-writin’, so we’ll run the list of evening’s winners, and do it as quickly as […]

Was Radley Metzger Our Finest Erotic Filmmaker?

When Radley Metzger died in March, the news wasn’t followed by the thoughtful tributes and rapturous retrospectives that usually accompany the passing of a major filmmaker. It wasn’t hard to guess why; Metzger made “dirty movies,” erotic dramas and comedies that fed the prurient interests of their audience while displaying his own formal elegance and […]

Flavorwire Interview: Gay Adult Cinema Pioneer Jerry Douglas on Working with Radley Metzger, Making Porn in the Seedy ’70s, and the Musical Quality of Sex Scenes

Adult cinema is frequently left out of the discussions about independent movies, but the experimental and avant-garde works of directors like Radley Metzger, Roberta Findlay, and Joe Sarno demand a place in the canon. These filmmakers are being honored in a new series at New York’s Quad Cinema. Erotic City, which runs today through August […]

James Cameron Said Some Stupid Shit About ‘Wonder Woman’

I say this is a man, doing my best to spread the good word: dudes just need to STFU about Wonder Woman. We saw it back in May, when a bunch of chinless MRAs got bent out of shape because a chain of theaters did a handful of girl-power-screenings. We saw it June, when a […]

Minimalist Paintings of Produce That Evoke the Weird Charm of City Living

Toronto-based artist Caitlyn Murphy, who we first learned about on the Jealous Curator, creates tactile gouache-on-paper paintings of produce that city people are all too familiar with. You know, the kind of bananas that are spotted like leopards and tomatoes so overripe they collapse under even your sharpest knife. There are no precious display stands […]

Flavorwire Interview: Alex Cameron and Saxophonist Roy Molloy Are the “Forced Witnesses” of Some Really Sad Men’s Lives

“I think I’m dying/Yeah, ’cause I’m frail and I’m tired/And I constantly complain about the pain I’m in,” willowy 28-year-old Sydney-based musician Alex Cameron booms in the opening notes of his band’s — officially comprised of him and...Show More Summary

‘Whitney: Can I Be Me?’ is a Powerful Portrait of Addiction and Heartache

Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal’s moving new documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me opens at the end of the story of Whitney Houston, with chopper shots of the hotel where she died in 2012, and the 911 call reporting it. It’s a sharmp, immediate reminder of the shock of that death, even though we heard […]

Here’s the First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Detail’ Sequel, ‘Last Flag Flying’

The Last Detail was one of the quintessential movies of the “New Hollywood” movement of the 1970s, a rude, brash loogie in the face of traditional storytelling and authoritarian attitudes. Much of its appeal was based on the specific moment in which it was released, the charisma of stars Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis […]

‘Def Comedy Jam’ is Coming Back, On (All Together Now) Netflix

Def Comedy Jam was a certified pop culture sensation, running five seasons on HBO (from 1992 to 1997) and launching a host of African-American comedy stars, including Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Bellamy, and host Martin Lawrence. But more importantly, it brought the candid musings of […]

The Fantastical Book Covers of Jorge Luis Borges

“Although Borges could justifiably be considered the most erudite writer of this century, his works frequently provide the reader with moments of intact emotion or simple entertainment,” writes the Borges Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Show More Summary

2016’s Election and Creepy Clowns Meet in the ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer

For the upcoming seventh season of his anthology series American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy has merged the two most terrifying stories of 2016: the rash of creepy clown sightings, and the election of President Donald J. Trump. American Horror Story: Cult traces a woman (Sarah Paulson, welcome back) having an extended nervous breakdown, prompted […]

Martin Scorsese and Todd Phillips Are Making a Joker Origin Story, Sure, Whatever, Why Not

In one of the most puzzling match-ups of talent and material in recent movie memory, Hangover director Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese are reportedly teaming up to make an origin story for Batman super-villain The Joker. Y’know, some days, working the movie news beat feels like people are just ripping out pages of old Entertainment […]

Hillary Clinton Describes “Creep” Trump’s Debate Performance in First ‘What Happened’ Excerpt

The first excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming campaign memoir What Happened have been released, delving into her performance, and reaction to her opponent’s, at the first presidential debate following the release of the horrifying Access Hollywood tape. Show More Summary

Flavorwire’s 2017 Fall Movie Preview

Well folks, the summer months are drawing to a close, and you know what that means: it’s Good Movie Season. To be fair, this summer didn’t turn out to be nearly as dire as we’d predicted, thanks to an atypical influx of quality flicks like Logan Lucky, Atomic Blonde, The Beguiled, Detroit, Dunkirk, War for […]

Ray Bradbury’s Practical and Inspiring Writing Advice

The late, great Ray Bradbury, a master of modern science fiction, was born on this day in 1920. Bradbury was full of wit and wisdom when it came to dishing out practical writing advice. His 1990 book Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity is a must read for writers who need a […]

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