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9:00 AM on 07.24.2014

First trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

So, here we are. Although Fifty Shades of Grey will never be the movie you want (but if you wanted straight porn, it's out there already), I can promise this trailer at least captures the tone of your favorite romance/pornog...

Nick Valdez


4:00 PM on 06.09.2014

UPDATE: Eva Green's boobiful Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster gets MPAA approved version

UPDATE: Page Six has updated their story with the newly, and hilariously, MPAA approved poster. The one difference? Green's nipples are no longer prominent. Hahaha. Check it out in the gallery.  For reasons completely un...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Paul Verhoeven looking to direct Oh...

We haven't heard much out of Paul Verhoeven in a long time. The boundary pushing director hasn't made a full film since Black Book in 2006 and his short film Tricked barely got any play outside of his Dutch homeland...

Matthew Razak



Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I photo
Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In my mind, Lars von Trier doesn't make comedies. The only other von Trier films I've seen are the first two entries in the Depression TrilogyAntichrist and Melancholia. I enjoyed them all in their own way, but aside from finding the talking fox in Antichrist laughably over the top and the little bit of levity Udo Kier brought to Melancholia, there's really not a lot to find funny. But that's to be expected, considering their subject matters (and the trilogy they represent). I went in expecting darkness and found that in spades.

So it's bizarre, then, that the first part of Lars von Trier's pornographic epic (and the beginning to the last film in the Depression Trilogy is kind of hilarious.

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9:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Trailer: Sex Tape (Red Band)

You know, being one of the youngest guys at my office (at a whopping 27), I encounter a lot of technical questions. I understand 'computer stuff' better than a lot of my older coworkers (many of whom still use Internet Explo...

Sean Walsh

2:00 PM on 03.21.2014

NSFW: Red band trailer for Filth sure is filthy

James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with ...

Liz Rugg



Review: Guilty of Romance photo
Review: Guilty of Romance
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I greatly enjoyed Himizu, another 2011 Sion Sono film released last week in NYC theaters, but there was something it lacked that I expected from that sort of film: sex. It had the violence (although it was definitely subdued in comparison to some of his other films), but there was none of the weird, creepy nudity found in some of his other films. I wasn't unhappy about it (it would have added nothing to that film), but I was surprised. When I checked out Guilty of Romance and randomly clicked on a part of the timeline, I found myself staring at a woman on all fours in a colorful room, presumably a love hotel, in the middle of that most intimate of acts.

And there was the Sion Sono I had expected. For better or worse, what Himizu lacked, Guilty of Romance has in spades.

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9:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for Bad Johnson, a movie about a living... you know

As this trailer started I was rolling my eyes so hard they got a good look at my brain. I mean the lead characters name is Rich Johnson, two euphemisms for penis? This is not going to go well. Just wait until he starts talki...

Matthew Razak



SXSW Review: Wetlands photo
SXSW Review: Wetlands
by Matthew Razak

Wetlands came out of Sundance with plenty of buzz for being shocking for its disturbing sexual content and brazen display of sexual acts. It was that movie every year that someone got up and walked out of because they were just so disgusted. As such it was at the top of my lists for must sees at SXSW.

Unfortunately Wetlands doesn't live up to its reputations because it completely abandons itself. As if too timid to address the very sexual abnormalities it brings up the film instead opens with everything it has and then runs to the safety of the normal before it can really start to open up.

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First trailer for Nymphomaniac we're allowed to post  photo
First trailer for Nymphomaniac we're allowed to post
by Nick Valdez

We hadn't been able to cover this on the site before, but Nymphomaniac has had a few trailers release and then quickly disappear from the Internet for very distinct, sexy reasons. Most of the ones that popped up in the past were Red Band (and very NSFW), and were immediately pulled from YouTube a few hours after they went online. It's been a very interesting ride. But now, we finally have a good, safe for work, look at Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I. 

Wait, Volume I? Yes! Nymphomaniac is now releasing in two parts with Volume I releasing on VOD March 6th with a theatrical release March 21st, and Nymphomaniac: Volume II hitting VOD April 3rd and theatrically April 18th. Anyone excited for all of that sexy, yet excruciatingly insightful sex action? 

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Michael's 10 Most Unnecessary Nude Scenes of 2013 photo
Michael's 10 Most Unnecessary Nude Scenes of 2013
by Michael Jordan

Some times the film world likes to take things to the extremes, sometimes they just want to see if they can get a way with it, and sometimes they just don't give a flying poo about what they put in their movies as long as people are talking about it. Here enters nudity. Whether you just want to have an excuse to have two young(ish) French girls doing the dirty or a burnt-out celebrity train wreck grabbing that last string of Hollywood fame she could, 2013 had you covered.

And so have we. Below, you'll find the ten most unnecessary examples of nudity in last year's films.

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1:30 PM on 12.04.2013

Florida children exposed to sex instead of Frozen

I haven't seen it, but the buzz around Frozen leads me to believe it might just be one of those kids movies; a thematically interesting film that doesn't talk down to children. It sounds like a real crowd pleaser, both kids a...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 11.14.2013

First images of the now delayed Fifty Shades of Grey

The satisfyingly long wait for the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation has been marred with quite a few problems. The script was going through some issues, Charlie Hunnam left the picture (the script may or may not have been a pr...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.15.2013

Fifty Shades of Grey loses Charlie Hunnam, needs rewrites

Over the weekend, Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey motion picture (out August 2014 as of now) has been going through a few issues. First of all, Universal hired Patrick Marber to do some quick fine tuning of the script. Short...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 10.10.2013

Nymphomaniac posters show us their 'oh face'

The promotional stuff for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac has been absolutely stellar. They kicked off with a incredibly awesome, yet simple poster, then went into an interesting series of trailers and now finish off ...

Matthew Razak



Review: Don Jon photo
Review: Don Jon
by Allistair Pinsof

Our rabid consumption of media informs our lives and habits as much as our upbringing. For Jon, that media obsession is porn. When he isn't debating what number to rate a girl at the club, he is masturbating three times a day. Or five. Or eleven, a brand new record.

Sex is boring to Jon, who craves the fantasy and control of porn. It`s an inherently controversial, funny, and poignant concept for a film, and Don Jon succeeds at all three. Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes the rare crossover from actor to actor-writer-director that many try but few succeed at.

[This review was originally posted as part of our Sundance 2013 coverage. Since its initial publication, the film was renamed Don Jon and screened at SXSW 2013. Edits have been made to reflect the title change, as well as Geoff's blurb for the film.]

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3:00 PM on 09.12.2013

Nymphomaniac is reportedly a five hour long comedy

The Norwegian site Montages are dropping some Nymphomaniac bombs today by revealing that the film is basically a five hour long comedy that will be broken up into two parts. No wonder they couldn't get it all done in time for...

Matthew Razak



Japan Cuts Review: A Woman and War photo
Japan Cuts Review: A Woman and War
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It's hard to offend me. Really hard. For a while, I thought it might be almost impossible. Not even A Serbian Film offended me (though it greatly disturbed me). At last year's Japan Cuts, I found out I was wrong: I can be offended. Hard Romanticker proved that. It's a poorly made film made much worse by its horrific treatment of women. But while it was bad, it didn't revolve around rape and misogyny, which made it marginally more palatable. I hated it, but it didn't consume me in the way that the truly worst films do. 

A Woman and War will consume me. In five years, I'll be homeless, sleeping on a bench in front of the Japan Society shouting into a stolen megaphone about how it ruined my life. A Woman and War is misogyny in film form. No, you know what? It's a disgusting, vile thing that doesn't even deserve to be called a film. It's trash. Horrible, disgusting trash. 

[For the next few weeks, we will be covering the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival and the 2013 Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF 2013 coverage, click here. For Japan Cuts 2013 coverage, click here.]

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NYAFF Review: Hardcore Comedy photo
NYAFF Review: Hardcore Comedy
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I'm willing to forgive occasional errors in subtitle translations. It's a tedious job and mistakes happen, whatever. I see them, and it makes me sad and takes me out of the experience, but I move on. I'm not going to mention it in a review or dock points, because that would be mean. The sad truth is that an an imperfect translation is just kind of expected. 

But that forgiveness can dry up pretty quick if those errors stop looking like a hard worker's mistakes and start looking more like the work of a lazy intern who doesn't know what language they're working in. When nearly every single sentence has some kind of error, it goes from being unfortunate to completely unacceptable. 

Hardcore Comedy's translation is unacceptable.

So here's my proposal: hire me. Seriously. If you, as a distributor, look at your film and see that the subtitles are only marginally better than what Google Translate would have spit out, send me a message or an email or a tweet or whatever (various ways of contacting me can be found underneath that smiling face to the right of this paragraph) and let's see if we can't make it better. I'm serious.

I'll let you think it over while I consider what it might be like if the subtitles in Hardcore Comedy were actually in English.

[For the next few weeks, we will be covering the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival and the 2013 Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF 2013 coverage, click here. For Japan Cuts 2013 coverage, click here.]

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2:00 PM on 06.28.2013

First clip for Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac

Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac will be a long tale about sex. It centers around Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is found by an older man beaten up in an alley and, you know, like you do in those situations, she re...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Sam Taylor-Johnson directing 50 Shades of Grey

Amidst wild speculation that almost no one in our websites demographic cared about one name has arisen to the top of the pile in the hunt for a director for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. That name is Sam Taylor-Johnson. Y...

Matthew Razak



BFF Review: Mr. Angel photo
BFF Review: Mr. Angel
by Hubert Vigilla

If someone were to tell you that Buck Angel is a porn star, you'd assume he does gay porn. Just look at the picture of him in the header image. He looks like a butch guy, and a name like Buck Angel is a gay porn star name par excellence.

What throws people is that Buck Angel is a man with a vagina. He's transgender, female to male. Even though he takes testosterone and had his breasts removed, he didn't get bottom surgery and doesn't want to. There's a gigantic naked poster of Buck at a porn convention, and as eyes go down from his bald head to his crotch, the reaction is confusion.

But like Buck says near the beginning of the documentary Mr. Angel, "A pussy doesn't make me not a man."

[For the next two weeks, we will be covering the 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival, which runs from May 31st to June 9th. Check back with us for reviews of features, documentaries, and shorts playing at the fest. For more information and a full schedule, visit brooklynfilmfestival.org.]

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