This weekend brings Fifty Shades Freed to theaters, ending the poorly arousing erotic trilogy of films that began as Twilight fan fiction years ago. But over 20 years ago, there was another movie that was all the rage in Hollywood that failed to turn anyone on, and it was called Showgirls.
Largely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made, Showgirls is one of those movies that helped a lot of teens of the late 1990s cross over into puberty when it played on pay cable. You Dad might have even had it on video tape. Now Honest Trailers is taking some cheap shots at the movie that is so over the top, not even Sylvester Stallone can handle it. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits, we take a look at:
- Jurassic World‘s really crazy Blu-ray and DVD promotion.
- How Iron Sky 2 is defying typical distribution.
- A Korean superstar joins Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Paul Verhoeven teases a Showgirls 2.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back rounds out its cast.
And more, after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
1995 doesn’t feel like it was so very long ago. If you were alive in that era, you probably still remember oohing and ahhing over Toy Story‘s CG-animated surfaces for the very first time, or meeting a brand new 007 in Pierce Brosnan. But in fact, you are wrong. 1995 really was that long ago. At least we still have some favorites of the era to take us back. Even if we’re now streaming them on iTunes instead of popping them into our VCRs.
We’re not saying these are the best films of 1995 — that’s a conversation for another time — but these are the ones that stuck with us. Some because they’ve become reliable favorites, some because they still feel remarkably fresh, and others because they’re so hilariously 1995, they couldn’t possibly have been made at any other time. Join us in revisiting 20 films turning 20 in 2015 after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
You know how we’ve all been clamoring for a Showgirls sequel? Well, too bad, because we’re getting one anyway. Kind of. Also after the jump:
- Watch a clip from the direct-to-DVD sequel Curse of Chucky
- Paul Greengrass confirms that he has not signed on for more Bourne
- Lady Gaga will drop by Robert Rodriguez‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Pretty girls and scary weapons abound in new Machete Kills pics
- See two new stills from the Rurouni Kenshin sequels landing next summer
- Kelsey Grammer chats Transformers 4, and a new set video surfaces
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Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan isn’t even playing on 100 screens in the United States yet but, based on back to back huge weekends at the box office, it’s safe to say the film is building some serious word of mouth. However, while most of that word of mouth is incredibly positive, there are plenty of people who find many of the film’s more eccentric and out there moments to be comical.
It’s safe to assume that Jeffrey McHale is one of those people. The director/editor has made a very clever trailer mash up using the full audio track from the Black Swan trailer, edited with applicable footage from Paul Verhoeven’s infamous Showgirls. And, to be honest, it works extremely well. It is NSFW however, as Showgirls was an NC-17 movie. Check it out after the break. Read More »
A NSFW movie trailer for Showgirls 2 has shown up online… wait a second, Showgirls 2? Really? That’s right, someone raised $25 million to shoot a sequel to Paul Verhoeven‘s controversial and widely panned 1995 cult film Showgirls. Directed by Marc Vorlander, Showgirls 2: The Story of Hope is about a stripper who dies from a dose of contaminated batch ofcocaine, and her brother who goes on a mission to find the responsible and enact revenge. It looks horrible, and not even Hollywood horrible. It looks like bad 1980’s skinemax horrible. You can watch the trailer now on Showgirls2.com. Thanks to movieline for discovering this.
In this week’s /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of 3D conversion, compare A Serious Man to Barton Fink, and confirm or deny whether or not Couples Retreat is, in fact, a complete trainwreck. Special guest writer/director Rian Johnson joins us for this episode. Rian’s latest film, The Brothers Bloom, is currently available for rental in iTunes, Blockbuster, Netflix, and plenty of other places right now.
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