February 26, 2011 |
On the official crazy-time scale of Nicolas Cage onscreen craziness, "Drive Angry" rates at least a 7, maybe an 8. Directed by Patrick Lussier from a script by Lussier and Todd Farmer, the film could easily have rated higher but the filmmakers bog down their own nutty mayhem with much exposition, which has its own level of nuttiness. Cage's character is named John Milton ? get it? Like "Paradise Lost" John Milton? ? and that is in essence what passes for deeper meaning here. Cage plays a mysterious loner who picks up a small-town waitress (Amber Heard)
February 25, 2011
'Hall Pass' MPAA rating: R for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Playing: In general release
October 16, 2010
'Jackass 3D' MPAA rating: R for male nudity, extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Playing: In general release
October 13, 2010 |
Tribune Co. chief innovation officer Lee Abrams has been placed on indefinite suspension without pay pending review of a companywide memo he sent to staff Monday that spurred a rash of employee complaints. Abrams apologized Tuesday "to everyone who was offended" by the e-mail, which included a link to a video labeled "Sluts" that included female nudity. The incident occurred less than a week after a New York Times story that characterized Tribune management as fostering a sexist "frat house" atmosphere.
September 3, 2010
'Going the Distance' MPAA rating: R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity. Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: In general release
August 20, 2010
'The Switch' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, nudity, drug use and some language Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Playing: In general release
August 13, 2010
'Lebanon' MPAA rating: R for disturbing bloody war violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Town Center 5, Encino
July 20, 2010 |
Playboy at work? Looking to expand viewership among those who might court a lawsuit or dismissal if they fired up the regular Playboy.com site at work, Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced Tuesday a website called TheSmokingJacket.com , which the company bills as a "new safe-for-work men's entertainment destination that provides guys with smart and sexy distractions throughout the day." Safe for work means no nudity, but plenty of Playboy-style hormonal prurience. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner greets viewers to the site in a weird little 21-second video of him sitting on a couch in, yes, his trademark smoking jacket.
June 25, 2010
'The Killer Inside Me' MPAA rating: R for disturbing brutal violence, aberrant sexual content and some graphic nudity Running time, 1 hour, 48 minutes Playing: Landmark's Nuart Theatre, West L.A.
June 18, 2010
'I Am Love' MPAA rating: R for sexuality and nudity Running time: 2 hours, Italian with English subtitles Playing: In selected theaters