Thanks to Access Hollywood, we now have the trailer for the upcoming "Lovelace" film, starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Debi Mazar, Chris Noth, Chloe Sevigny, Sharon Stone, and Juno Temple. Check it out below.
The new movie is based on Eric Danville's "The Complete Linda Lovelace" and follows Linda Boreman's rise to fame as iconic porn star Linda Lovelace of 1972's "Deep Throat," and her subsequent transformation into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Marchiano.
"Lovelace" is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl), and is set to hit theaters on August 9th.
@Sleuth: I don't know if it was "unnecessary", in the sense it surely added the whorish allure of Stone and her Basic Instinct character, but the film probably would have not have suffered if it had not been included, although without it, do you think anyone would have thought much of the film once having seen it?
Certainly that shot made a name for the director and Stone, at least in infamy, right? Pushing envelopes in Hollywood has a very long tradition, stretching all the way back to AH skirting Hollywood's morality laws.
As for whether Basic Instinct was unnecessary, all I know is it's a stalker thriller flick that could have dropped the gratuitous sex and still been as effectively creepy as it was.
It is back and forth. I saw this film and I was expecting basically only sex. It did have a creepy atmosphere to it for certain. Stone, while pushing the envelope, was definitely great in her role and Douglas was good as always. Yeah I'd say the gratuitous sex scenes could have been if anything cut down. Although the ending of Stone's with the part where you thought she was going to pull out the ice pick made the scene somewhat relevant. That is a little detail though so overall the scene was definitely for pushing the envelope.
Sharon Stone was f*cking hot in Basic Instinct and even more in Sliver - both these movies were just an excuse to attract horny men to the cinema and it worked - because stone was the sh*t and back at that time there was no internet and no free porn.
I can understand how the material attracted so many big names...but the directors don't convince me. It'll probably be solid at best.
As for Deep Throat, Lovelace was just a bit piece in a larger, more significant event...check out Inside Deep Throat narrated by Dennis Hopper (who was known to be a porn connoisseur). It's a pretty (ahem) in depth doc*mentary that informs, yet does not skimp on the nudity/ porn scenes. A very adult film...
I've never really understood the endless human obsession with a man shoving his meat pole into some chick's pie pudding. Seems like a huge waste of attention and fascination on an animalistic act of very limited depth.
@Pornfly: oh you silly goose, I'm downloading Repeaters now, and I did so just so you'd get off my back. lol.
As for the hot coffee, no sh*t. What a door that opened. Lady spills her own damned coffee and then blames McDonald's because they were storing it at a slightly higher temperature than SOP. Total insanity.
@Sega Genesis: if you like Babbage and his early computers, you should read this brilliant spot of fiction by Charles Sheffield:
If you don't want to read it, that's fine, but it's my favorite sci-fi short story, so....
As for what else you said, look, they haven't even bothered to make an Einstein movie, but we've had how many Steve Jobs and Elizabeth Taylor flicks?
What about Olympus has fallen then.... Is that a good flick mink and others who have seen it? I also read someone mentioning the original Jacobs Ladder. Thats my next to find movie. Love that psychological sh*t :-)
I read that my favorite game series Silent Hill had some inspiration from Jacobs ladder... Just one of those I never got to see. So would love to hear some opinions on it. Off topic from this sh*t yes but still a movie question ;-)
@Amicko: Um, well, OHF is pretty much Under Siege + Die Hard, although Butler doesn't have the appeal of either of those film's leads. Lots of action, lots of blood, lots of explosions. Thin on story, mediocre acting, plenty of very, very, VERY implausible sh*t happening. The villain is evil enough, but certainly no Gruber or Tommy Lee Jones there.
Largely a very loud, intense, dumb and forgettable action film, then, that will probably work only for action junkies and people just looking for a few hours of mindless entertainment.
Screamers has Peter Weller and a sequel with Lance Henricksen
So that was all the incentive i needed to watch them
The first is a slow starter but once it gets started its not bad but it is a 90s scifi flick
It does have that machine evolution element to it
And also Casey Jones from TMNT ex wife in it before she got all bag lady lookin
My stream for part two was spazzin out on me about an hour into it so i said f*ckit and Im off to bed
Shock To The System is classic Caine
Brings me back to his role in The Hand
Just not as dark but with a lil humor thrown in to keep the story movin
Should have been longer is its only fault
I would like to know your thoughts on Stranded tho
if you like the ending of Contact then youll love Jacobs Ladder
I myself walked out of the theater feeling robbed
But thats just me
@Mink : Thanks for the review. I will rent it and se. Had hoped it was a little better than average action movie. I like Gerard in action roles though. @Porn : I did not like the end in contact (did anyone???). To bad... Love the theme. By the way.... Saw screamers many years ago and still remember it as exciting. Did not know there was a sequel with lance!