Cabaret with the “Pope of Trash” John Waters in Providence, RI (Sat. 10/24)

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Tomorrow (Saturday 10/24), Providence, Rhode Island's experimental art space AS220 celebrates its 30th anniversary with a cabaret gala starring the Pope of Trash himself, filmmaker and author John Waters! The evening event starting at 6pm at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel features musicians, comics, performance artists, food, drink, and all kinds of hijinks. Get there early as my dear old friend and inspiration Gloria Gardenburger (aka Michael Dates) is hosting the red carpet!

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Below, the trailer for John Waters' "This Filthy World":

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Here's the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie trailer

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On Tuesday evening, Disney released the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read the rest

Batman v. Superman trailer (1949)

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This looks much more fun to me than whatever's coming next year. (YouTube)

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TV's 'Law & Order: SVU' takes on The Duggars

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The popular television series “Law & Order: SVU” will present its semifictionalized spin on the Duggar family of “19 Kids and Counting” and pedophilia impunity fame.

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Subliminal penises and other bizarre FCC complaints about TV's MythBusters

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MuckRock spotlights some of the complaints -- some utterly bizarre, others downright stupid -- filed with the FCC by viewers upset with MythBusters. My favorites are the one about the subliminal penis spotted in an explosion and a "near hate crime" against the Catholic Church:

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Back to the Future III: home video behind the scenes

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The house that starred as Marty McFly's home in the Back to the Future trilogy is at 9303 Roslyndale Ave in Arleta, California. While "Back to the Future Part III" was in production, a neighbor shot the home video above of the actors on set. (via Reddit)

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Princess Leia's bikini sells for nearly $100,000

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One of Princess Leia's slave bikinis she actually wore in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi sold for $96,000 at auction yesterday. No news on who bought it. The costume came complete with the collar and several links in the chain Leia used to strangle Jabba the Hutt. A 16" model of Leia's Blockade Runner seen in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope went for $450,000, the highest auction price ever for Star Wars memorabilia ever.

Other items sold in the same Profiles In History auction include one of Indiana Jones's bull whips ($204,000) and George Reeves's Superman costume from the 1950s TV series ($216,000).

(Reuters)

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Watch the Angry Birds movie trailer!

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Apparently, next summer "we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry."

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Ice Cube to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in new film

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Rapper and business mogul Ice Cube will play Ebenezer Scrooge in "Humbug," another reboot of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Tim Story, director of "Ride Along" (2014) and "Fantastic Four" (2005), is at the helm. Cube's Scrooge is a real estate tycoon who faces the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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Below, watch "Scrooge (Or Marley's Ghost)," the first film adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" from 1901!

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Animated interview with Rashida Jones

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An animated interview with Rashida Jones in which she discusses the "perfect, idyllic, hippie-meets-suburban vibe" of her Los Angeles childhood, including the time her father, legendary music producer Quincy Jones, broke her Grease record over his knee, visits from Michael Jackson and his snake, and her 7th grade devotion to the Church Lady. Read the rest

Celebrate The Warriors film with the cast at Coney Island, NYC on 9/13

OK boppers, The Warriors reunion is coming to Coney Island, New York on September 13 to celebrate the iconic gang film from 1979. Read the rest

Visit the imaginary nightclub where movie characters mingle

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"Hell's Club," a mash-up. Read the rest

Apple wants to make original movie and TV programming, reports Variety

“An Apple representative declined comment,” but you knew that was coming.

“Wire Cutters,” a wonderful short film on the rough lives of off-world robot miners

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“A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.”

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“Meru,” a new film on the quest to scale an “unclimbable“ mountain in India

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For decades, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in Northern India was thought by most elite climbers to to unclimbable.

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Straight Outta Compton: the Ben Folds edition

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Kern Saxton recut the Straight Outta Compton trailer to Ben Fold's cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." Read the rest

Watch Bill Withers play "Ain't No Sunshine" in 1971

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Withers was inspired by the film "Days of Wine and Roses," starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. Read the rest

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