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Loaded For Bare: Backstage at the Most Popular Male Strip Clubs in the World


I used my debit card to withdraw $40 out of the ATM, which was, naturally, released to me in a stack of single dollar bills.

I wasn’t expecting a male strip club to be packed on a Wednesday evening, and it’s not: there were about 15 other women there, some in groups, and a few who were there on their own

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Reel Women: ‘Venus in Fur’ Goes Meta in Dissecting Gender Dynamics

Venus in Fur Roman Polanski
Sundance Selects

Roman Polanski created a manic adaptation of 'Venus in Fur' in translating David Ives' acclaimed stage play to French and casting wife Emmanuelle Seigner alongside Mathieu Amalric. It's a verbose production that does more than merely meditate on gender dynamics; it explicitly and gleefully deconstructs them, if you can keep up with tantalizingly swift banter between its two stars.

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Do All of Clint Eastwood’s Movies Really Look the Same? We Investigate

Clint Eastwood Movies Jersey Boys Investigation
Warner Bros. (2)/Universal

Over the past 12 years, with the help of his trusty director of photography, Tom Stern, Clint Eastwood helmed 11 films, a vast and rich filmography of features that spans time (from the late '20s to the contemporary era and just about everything in between), place (from Los Angeles to Iwo Jima, from South Africa to the Indian Ocean) and theme (hard-bitten historical bits to jazzy musicals). So why does every single one of those 11 pictures look exactly the same?

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How Silly Can You Get? The Tumultuous Making Of ‘Top Secret!’


As ‘Top Secret!’ approaches its 30th anniversary – in their own words, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and Val Kilmer tell the story about the rise, then fall, then rise again of what today is considered a comedy classic, ‘Top Secret!.’

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You Know Nothing: Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Best When Diverting From the Books

Game of Thrones Books to TV

Like any fanbase worth a damn, those who love George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series are passionate. Ask them to recite the words and name the sigil of any minor house, and they'll respond. Request a timeline of events leading up to the start of Rob

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A Complete and Scientific Classification of Cinematic Dragons

Movie Dragons
Zarko Cvijovic/

With the highly anticipated film 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' set to begin a series of screenings among academic circles, we decided it was time to put pen to paper and do what biologists have failed to do for centuries -- it's time to begin surveying and classifying Draconia.

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How ‘The Signal’ Director William Eubank Flips Audiences on Their Heads

The Signal William Eubank Interview
Focus Features

Everything we've seen so far from the new thriller 'The Signal' merely grazes the surface of what's in store for audiences. The trailers and few brief clips that have been released show a trio of young kids --

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Who Ya Gonna Call? The Inside Story Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Music Video

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary
Sony Pictures

In early 1984, the team behind ‘Ghostbusters’ was fairly confident that they had a hit. Test screenings had gone well, but for director Ivan Reitman, something was missing. What Reitman wanted was a song, only 20 seconds or so in length, near the opening of the film as the then soon-to-be Ghostbusters -- Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) –- enter the New York Public Library.

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and the Influence of Video Games on Modern Movies

Edge of Tomorrow
Warner Bros.

Video game movies suck. It's a scientific fact.

No matter how popular it may have been among gamers, a great video game seems instantly doomed whenever it attempts to jump to the big screen. Whatever made it tick is inevitably lost in translation

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Why ‘Obvious Child’ is More Than Just an “Abortion Comedy”

Obvious Child

This week a very different kind of romantic comedy hits theaters -- combining the sort of incredibly human relatability we've come to expect from independent films with the classic tropes of the rom-com genre, 'Obvious Child' comes from t

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