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There's a movie coming out this week called "Tyler Perry's Temptation." It has nothing to do with any personal temptation of Tyler Perry himself — it's a movie he directed called "Temptation," but it's Tyler Perry, so his name's in the title.
But it sounds more like a perfume than a movie, right? According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, there's a 37.6% chance that there will be a perfume called "Tyler Perry's Temptation" by 2018.
That got us thinking: What other movies out there could be perfumes? Here are 25 that you could spray on your neck and wrist before a night out. Get More »
Ah, Thanksgiving: the time of year we pause, count our blessings and enjoy time with the family try not to murder our loved ones.
While it's true that most of us go into this holiday with only the best of intentions, it seems few of us escape the sit-down dinner with our nearest and dearest unscathed. Uncle Rick had too many cocktails. Mom forgot to turn on the oven. Someone threw the raw turkey through a picture window. Okay, maybe that's less common than we'd like to think. Get More »
As we discovered recently with "Trent Talks to R2D2," babies doing stuff is always a welcome diversion.
With that in mind, please prepare yourself for a veritable avalanche of cuteness as you delve into "Arthur Recreates Scenes From Classic Movies." This blog from UK-based writer Emily Cleaver presents her baby superstar Arthur in different memorable scenes ranging from "The Shining" to "The Shawshank Redemption" to, perhaps most disturbingly, "American Beauty." Get More »
Writer Alan Ball ("True Blood," "American Beauty") has been pegged to direct a new dark comedy that will be scripted by Elan Mastai, reports Deadline.
This will mark Ball’s second stop in the director’s chair - his first saw him directing Maria Bello and Aaron Eckhart in "Towelhead," an adaptation of Alicia Erian's novel of the same name.
Mastai isn’t a household name yet, but his script "The F-Word" made the industry famous Black List and is currently slated to star Casey Affleck and Ramona Flowers… er, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Get More »
Despite being over a decade old, "American Beauty," Sam Mendes's tale of suburban ennui and the allures of taboo temptations, seems to have a new home on the Internet.
At DeviantArt, an online community where users can post examples of their artwork, a user by the name of Oldredjalopy recently posted his Legofied interpretation of Mena Suvari's famous "nude rose" scene from the film.
While we prefer the non-Lego version in terms of titillation, we'll give it up to Mr. Jalopy for the careful covering up of any inappropriate Lego parts. Get More »
The most beautiful thing about 1999 Best Picture Oscar winner "American Beauty" is not its unforgettable scenes of a naked Mena Suvari swimming in rose petals on the ceiling, but rather how the film continues to develop and mature like a complex wine after repeated viewings.
Sam Mendes' dark drama -- written by "True Blood" creator Alan Ball -- is clearly about suburban hell, but its themes of imprisonment, loneliness and beauty are open to many interpretations and beg closer inspection. Get More »