Archive for May, 2012

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’: ‘Striptease’ Without The Guilty Conscience

May 20th, 2012 No comments

It’s been too long since we’ve had a major studio film about stripping. 16 years in fact, since Demi Moore swung her buff physique around a stripper pole for Striptease. Steven Soderbergh has remedied the situation with his next film Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum, which opens June 29. Based on the trailer, it looks like it bears some similarities to the previous film.  Mathew McConaughey‘s character even seems a little reminiscent of Burt Reynolds‘ in Striptease. Although, let’s hope McConaughey doesn’t have a scene where he walks around covered in vaseline, wearing cowboy boots. Read more…

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If ‘Grease’ Had Been Made As A Mexican Telenovela This Is What It Would Have Looked Like

May 12th, 2012 No comments

Thanks to the band Punto Quatro and the album cover for their 1978 Spanish language version of the Grease soundtrack, we have the above striking visual, which looks like it could be from an alternate reality in which the late 70s Hollywood blockbuster was instead a cheap Mexican telenovela. If that had been the case, I may have been spared being forced to listen to “Summer Nights” at an ear splitting decibel level at every school dance from 6th to 9th grade. Just hearing the first few bars alone is enough to send me back to those hilariously awkward events. Read more…

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E! Fans The Flames Of The Joan Rivers Vs. Chelsea Handler Feud With New Banner Ads

May 1st, 2012 No comments

The E! Channel has brazenly decided to fan the flames of the Joan Rivers/Chelsea Handler feud with new banners ads promoting the network, which feature the legendary performer standing atop the popular late night host and author. The juxtaposition is surprising considering the level of vitriol which the two let loose on separate appearances on The Howard Stern Show back in January.  During Handler’s appearance on the Sirius Radio show on January 24th, Stern asked:

Joan Rivers was critical of you at one point, wasn’t she?

To which Handler replied:

Joan Rivers, I mean, what the fuck do I care about Joan Rivers. Read more…

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