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Playing at Grown-ups: Don Siegel and Michael Caine Tilt at 'The Black Windmill'

None Fans of director Don Siegel and actor Michael Caine will make haste to sink their teeth into The Black Windmill (1974), which has been pretty much missing in action since a full-screen VHS back in the 1980s. Now Kino Lorber unveils a widescreen Blu-ray of this long-sought thriller from Siegel's great late era, when he signed his output with the onscreen phrase "A Siegel Film", the first words we see on this print; it's also the title of his autobiography (Faber & Faber, 1996). The opening...
Tags: Music, England, Crime, Review, Action, Thriller, James Bond, Michael Caine, John Le Carre, Alfred Hitchcock, Sean Connery, Film Review, Don, Caine, Don Siegel, Ceil


Polite Movies? Not Interested: Karyn Kusama, Phil Hay, and Matt Manfredi on 'Destroyer'

None In one of the most uncharacteristic, gritty performances of her career, Nicole Kidman plays Erin Bell, a grizzled, self-destructive, veteran LAPD officer whose sordid past is revealed piece by tantalizing piece in Karyn Kusama's brutal, uncompromising cop drama, Destroyer (reviewed here on PopMatters). Co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi craft a slow-burn story that jumps around and jumbles Bell's timeline, following the emotional flow of her journey rather than its chronology. It's a st...
Tags: Feature, Music, Crime, Drama, Interview, Toronto, Los Angeles, Action, Nicole Kidman, Lapd, Tatiana Maslany, Bell, Telluride, Erin, Phil, Nicole


NGT48 Idol “Doesn’t Feel Alive” After Otaku Attack

NGT48 member Maho Yamaguchi has said that she “doesn’t feel like she’s alive” after obsessed fans who attacked her outside her front door were released without charge. NGT48 idol Maho Yamaguchi has spoken about her trauma at being attacked outside her home by otaku in December. The “fans” had waited outside her front door before […]
Tags: Twitter, Music, Japan, Crime, Anime, Idol, Otaku, AKB48, NGT48, Maho Yamaguchi


What Is It About 'You'?

None Guinevere Beck's (Elizabeth Lail) life seems like it is ripped straight out of a romantic comedy; she has an apartment in the city, she has glamorous friends and is dating the handsome and wealthy DJ, Benji (Lou Taylor Pucci). But some cracks are beginning to show; her scholarship is dependent on the approval of a lecherous professor, she can't afford to keep up with the expensive pursuits of her friends, particularly uber rich Peach (Shay Mitchell), and her relationship is more toxic than...
Tags: Feature, Music, Crime, Drama, Beck, Netflix, Thriller, Lifetime, Penn Badgley, Joe, Bateman, Shay Mitchell, Joe Goldberg, Greg Berlanti, Patrick Bateman, Sera Gamble


Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency After Serving 15 Years of Life Prison Sentence for Killing Man Who Bought Her for Sex When She Was 16

Cyntoia Denise Brown, the woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43-year-old man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old, has been granted an early release and is expected to be out of jail this summer.On Monday (Jan. 7), Tennesee Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown and ordered her early release from prison, where she has served 15 years of a 51-year sentence for the murder of 43-year-old Johnny Allen. RELATED: Fast Facts About Cyntoia Bro...
Tags: Crime, Kim Kardashian, News, Tennessee, Pop Culture, Jazz, Tennesee, Good News, Trending, Brown, Bill Haslam, Haslam, Lipscomb University, Johnny Allen, Gov Haslam, Ms Brown


Nicole Kidman Wreaks Havoc in Karyn Kusama’s Disorienting 'Destroyer'

None It's hard to imagine a less family-friendly Christmas day film than Karyn Kusama's gruff, impassioned Destroyer, which stars Nicole Kidman as an alcoholic cop. Luckily, that much could be gleaned from promotional footage and photos, which feature a largely unrecognizable Kidman in a grey mop-like haircut and wrinkly, dry-as-dirt face makeup. That and the title should have been enough to steer those searching for purity away; this is less a tale of love than of vicious, animalistic vengeanc...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Crime, Review, Drama, Los Angeles, Action, Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, Bell, Chris, Film Review, Jennifer, Kidman, Silas, Kusama


Man Responsible for Car Crash That Killed 4 Children in South Carolina Facing 100 Years in Prison

The man responsible for the fatal car crash in South Carolina that claimed the lives of four young children, including two of his own, was hit with a number of charges and could spend more than 100 years in prison, according to news reports.27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison was driving on a country road in Travelers Rest, S.C. (near Greenville) on December 7th when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and slammed into several trees. READ MORE: Quick Facts About Arnez Yaron Jamison, Man...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Prison, Parents, Children, Walmart, Jazz, Dui, Jail, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Greenville, Car Crashes, Jackie Brown, Brown


Mugshot Madness: North Carolina Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Faking Pregnancy

A woman from North Carolina will spend some time in prison for faking a pregnancy in order to receive Medicaid benefits and donations. According to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old Wendy George used a pregnant friend’s urine to obtain a positive pregnancy test that she then used to receive Medicaid benefits from the Department of Social Services. The DA’s office said George also about putting her “baby” up for adoption and got more than a dozen people to send her ...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Office, Scams, Mommy, Jazz, Ohio, Bad Ideas, North Carolina, Medicaid, George, Department of Social Services, SMH, New Hanover County, Scammers


Evil Is Art, Murder Is Art, Torture Is Art: On Lars von Trier's 'The House that Jack Built'

None Lars von Trier's latest film has been gestating publicly for quite a while. After the mixed reception of his two-volume 2013 sex epic Nymphomaniac (not to mention the fury caused by his famous remarks expressing joking sympathy with Hitler at Cannes in 2011), his name had perhaps surpassed recognition as a critically beloved auteur and morphed into a simplified symbol of provocation and controversy. Von Trier's films, spanning four decades, have always been groundbreaking both in form and...
Tags: Music, Crime, Drama, Horror, House, Uma Thurman, Lars von Trier, Hitler, Jack, Cannes, Stellan Skarsgard, Ifc Films, Film Review, Emily Watson, Virgil, Mandy


'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is an Intimate Rendering of Black Love in the Face of Hatred

None The heart of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, is apparent from its opening scene. Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James), a young black couple in love, hold hands as they stroll across a secluded New York City waterfront. Their colors of their clothes and skin — warm, sensuous yellows, oranges and browns — mimic the tender intensity of their blossoming love. The music swells and the camera focuses straigh...
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, New York City, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, Henry, If Beale Street Could Talk


Barry Jenkins' 'If Beal Street Could Talk' Is Unapologetically Romantic

None If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2016's Oscar darling Moonlight, is a beautiful rumination on love and community set against a backdrop of institutionalized racism. Each character is delicately imbued with dignity and intelligence, as Jenkins chisels this world out of lingering close-ups and Nicholas Britell's magnificent score. Though it sputters with repetitive story beats towards its finalé, there's no denying the passion and urgency of Jenkins...
Tags: Music, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Jenkins, Tish


Juelz Santana Sentenced to 27 Months For Airport Gun Incident

Bad news for Juelz Santana. The Dipset rapper has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, related to his airport drug and firearm case earlier this year reports TMZ and North Jersey. Continue after the jump…. The 36-year-old, real name LaRon James, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark in August to weapon possession by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft, according to court documents. Back in early March, the Harlem native arrived at Newark Liberty International Air...
Tags: Crime, San Francisco, Jazz, Tsa, Newark, New York State, Juelz Santana, Music News, Harlem, James, Newark Liberty International Airport, Santana, Juelz, North Jersey Continue


Mugshot Madness: Disney Channel Actor Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Have Sex With 13-Year-Old

A Disney Channel actor was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah for allegedly arranging online to have sex with someone he believed was 13 years old. 48-year-old Stoney Westmoreland—who played the grandfather, Henry “Ham” Mack, on the Disney Channel series “Andi Mack”—was taken into custody on Friday (Dec. 14) by the Salt Lake City Police Department and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force for allegedly enticing a minor by internet or text, and dealing in materials harmful to a minor, which are bot...
Tags: Crime, News, Disney, Fbi, Jazz, Sex Crimes, Disney Channel, Pedophiles, Salt Lake City Utah, Westmoreland, Andi Mack, Salt Lake City Police Department, Stoney Westmoreland, Disney Channel Actor Arrested, Henry Ham Mack, KSL Westmoreland


Arnez Yaron Jamison: Quick Facts About Man Responsible for Car Crash That Killed 4 Kids in South Carolina

The man responsible for the car crash in South Carolina that killed four children was identified as 27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison. Arnez Jamison was driving on a country road in Travelers Rest, S.C. (near Greenville,) when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and struck several trees. Inside the car, along with Jamison, were four young children, who all perished as a result of the crash. Three died instantly, and the fourth later died in the children’s ICU unit of the hospital afte...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Parents, Children, Walmart, Jazz, Dui, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Greenville, Car Crashes, Jackie Brown, Don, Brown, Pontiac


Benzino Reportedly Facing Up to 15 Years in Prison for Felony Drug Charges

Benzino could spend more than a decade in prison for several drug charges, TMZ reports. According to the gossip site, Benzino was arrested back in January 2017 and charged with felony possession of THC oil gummies (22 grams), felony possession of MDMA pills and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of weed. Cops reportedly executed a search warrant at the former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star’s apartment in ATL and found the drugs stashed in drawers and laying in plain sign on kitchen counte...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Prison, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Reports, ATL, Love & Hip-Hop, Benzino, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, Jail Sentence


L.A. Hooker Known As “Pretty Hoe” Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking, Faces At Least 15 Years in Prison

The infamous California prostitute known as “Pretty Hoe” has admitted to luring teens into sex trafficking and coercing at least one victim into getting her pimp’s name tattooed on her face, officials said. , instead of going to trial, 23-year-old Melanie Denae Williams—a Los Angeles native who often describes herself as “The Most Hated Hoe in L.A.”—pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion in Los Angeles federal court. PREVIOUSLY: Fast Facts About “Pretty Hoe” Melanie Denae ...
Tags: Crime, News, Instagram, California, Prostitution, Los Angeles, Williams, Jazz, Melanie Denae Williams, Pretty Hoe, Plea Deals, Pimping Little Girls Federal


Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Date Set For September 2019

Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared in New York court on Monday morning (Nov. 26), where he pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and firearms charges. TMZ reports the Brookyln rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, will remain in custody along with his co-defendants. The group have been in custody since their arrest on Nov. 18. Continue after the jump…. A pre-trial conference has been set for January 22, with Tekashi’s trial scheduled to take place in September 2019. At this point, it is unclear...
Tags: New York, Crime, Brooklyn, Jazz, Music News, Hernandez, Lazzaro, Brookyln, Joran, Daniel Hernandez, Tekashi69, 6ix9ine, Tekashi, Jensel Butler, Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, Lance Lazarro


Keith Caneiro & Family Killed Prior to New Jersey Mansion Fire, Keith’s Brother Charged With Setting Own House on Fire With Wife & Kids Inside

On Tuesday (Nov. 20), authorities responded to the scene of a house fire in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Upon arrival, they discovered 50-year-old Keith Caneiro dead outside of his burning mansion with a gunshot wound in the back of his head. Inside, his 45-year-old wife Jennifer and two young children, 11-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Sophia, lay dead among the flames with stab wounds.The gruesome discovery came just hours after Caneiro’s brother, Paul, 51, was dealing with his own house burning dow...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Fire, New Jersey, Jazz, Susan, PAUL, Jennifer, Jesse, Sophia, Monmouth County, Katelyn, Caneiro, House Fires, Christopher Gramiccioni


Mugshot Madness: Man Arrested for “Threatening” to Blow Up Bathroom Says He Just Had to Poop Really Bad

A New Orleans man was arrested at a restaurant after allegedly “threatening” to “blow the bathroom up.”According to an arrest warrant obtained by NOLA.com, 30-year-old Arthur Posey walked into Willie’s Chicken Shack last Tuesday (Nov. 13) and asked an employee what time the restaurant closed.When the employee told Posey didn’t know, he allegedly replied: “Y”all about to close right now because… I’m about to blow this place up.”Cops were called, and when they tracked down Posey, he claimed it was...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Mugshots, Weird, Wow, New Orleans, Jazz, Arrested, Fox News, Arrests, Lol, Weird News, NOLA, Willie, Posey


6ix9ine Possibly Facing Life in Prison on Racketeering Charges

The bad news keeps rolling in surrounding Tekashi 6ix9ine, as the rapper may lose his freedom permanently. News broke early Monday (Nov. 19) that the Brooklyn star was arrested by federal agents on Sunday night (Nov. 18) on racketeering and weapons charges. Hours after the initial reported news, the indictment has now been revealed, as 6ix9ine is potentially facing life in prison. Continue after the jump…. In the indictment, first obtained by The Blast, Tekashi and members of his crew are...
Tags: Crime, New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jazz, Bronx, Center, Trey, Barclay, Melendez, Daniel Hernandez, Geoffrey S Berman, 6ix9ine, Tekashi, Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, Nine Trey


1 Dead, 3 Injured in Downtown Denver Shooting; Suspect Still At Large

One person is dead and three others were injured after a shooting in downtown Denver Monday (Nov. 19). The three people who were injured sustained non-life threatening injuries, Denver police said.According to officials, police are still looking for the suspected shooter.Via USA Today:Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman told reporters that no arrests have been made and police don’t know if there was more than one shooter. Authorities did not immediately release any information on potential sus...
Tags: Usa, Crime, News, Guns, Colorado, Shootings, Dead, Jazz, Denver, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Colorado Rockies, Doug Schepman, Schepman, Downtown Denver, Coors Field


Shots Fired at Chicago Hospital, Multiple People Wounded Including Officer & Shooter

Multiple people were wounded, including a police officer, after a gunman opened fire at a Chicago hospital Monday afternoon (Nov. 19). The suspected gunman was also reportedly injured in the shooting.According to news reports, gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital, located in the South Side of the city, around 3:20 p.m. Monday.The Chicago police officer who was shot is in critical condition. The police department released a statement via Twitter saying there were “reports of multiple victims” foll...
Tags: Twitter, Crime, News, Guns, Shootings, Police, Chicago, Jazz, Breaking News, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Chicago Tribune, South Side, Mercy Hospital, Chicago Transit Authority, Anthony Guglielmi


Controversial Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested on Federal Racketeering Charges

He is known for the multiplatinum hit 'Fefe' with Nicki Minaj
Tags: Music, Crime, News, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Onetime, FEFE


6ix9ine Arrested by the Feds on Racketeering & Firearms Charges

6ix9ine is in federal custody after being arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. As TMZ reports, the 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper was arrested by ATF agents in New York last night. He will more than likely end up behind bars. Continue reading below… 6ix9ine’s recently-fired manager Shottie (real name Kifano Jordan) and two TreyWay associates, Crippy (real name Faheem Walter) and Ish (real name Jensel Butler), are also in custody. All four men face racketeering and firearms charges....
Tags: New York, Crime, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jazz, Music News, Bobby Shmurda, ATF, 6ix9ine, Shottie, Kifano Jordan, Crippy, Faheem Walter, Jensel Butler, Kanye West Nicki Minaj Lil Baby Gunna


“His Neck Is Still At Large”: Wide Neck Man’s Viral Mugshot Sparks Hilarious Roasting Session

A Florida man’s mugshot has gone viral on social media, and a full-on roasting session is going on in the comments of the original post shared by police.On Tuesday, November 13th, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office shared the mugshot of a man who had been arrested for running from police. RELATED: Robert Barteau, Long-Necked Sex Offender, Mercilessly Roasted on Facebook 31-year-old Charles Dion McDowell was also charged with a number of other crimes, including possession of meth with intent to...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Crime, News, Funny, Mugshots, Social Media, Pop Culture, Hilarious, Jazz, Lol, Escambia County Florida, Mugshot Madness, Escambia County Sheriff s Office, Charles McDowell, Robert Barteau


“His Neck Is Still At Large”: Wide Neck Man’s Viral Mugshot Sparks Hilarious Roasting Session on Facebook

A Florida man’s mugshot has gone viral on social media, and a full-on roasting session is going on in the comments of the original post shared by police.On Tuesday, November 13th, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office shared the mugshot of a man who had been arrested for running from police. RELATED: Robert Barteau, Long-Necked Sex Offender, Mercilessly Roasted on Facebook 31-year-old Charles Dion McDowell was also charged with a number of other crimes, including possession of meth with intent to...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Crime, News, Funny, Mugshots, Social Media, Pop Culture, Hilarious, Jazz, Lol, Escambia County Florida, Mugshot Madness, Escambia County Sheriff s Office, Charles McDowell, Robert Barteau


John Lennon’s killer says he feels more shame every year

ALBANY, N.Y. — The man who gunned down John Lennon in 1980 says he feels “more and more shame” every year for his crime. Mark David Chapman told a parole board in August about his remorse during his 10th unsuccessful attempt to win release. A transcript of the hearing was released Thursday by New York […]
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, News, Entertainment, John Lennon, Nation, Albany, Mark David Chapman, Nation & World


El Chapo Trial Delayed By “Anxious” & “Upset” Juror Who Brought Doctor’s Note to Help Get Her Off the Case

El Chapo’s long-awaited trial kicked off Tuesday (Nov. 13) in federal district court in New York, but it was briefly delayed due to an “anxious and upset” juror who brought a doctor’s note to court in an effort to help get her removed from the case.The woman, identified only as juror No. 1, came to court with a doctor’s note saying she couldn’t serve on the trial, which could last up to three to four months, the judge said.“I got a handwritten letter which details medical issues that have been b...
Tags: New York, Crime, News, Mexico, Brooklyn, United States, Jazz, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Fels, Lichtman, Cogan, Brian Cogan, Jeffrey Lichtman


Jimmy Henchman Receives Two Life Sentences for the Murder of 50 Cent Associate

On Friday (Nov. 9) a judge sentenced Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond to two life sentences for his role in the murder of former 50 Cent affiliate, Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher. Continue reading below… In response to his sentencing, Henchman penned an open letter to AllHipHop. “I continue to maintain my innocence,” he wrote. “There is a sickness in this system. My trial was covered up and drown out with unrelated shootings, hip hop gang fairy tales and non-existing ‘rap wars’ that never existed.”...
Tags: Crime, Instagram, Jazz, 50 Cent, Music News, G Unit, Jimmy, Fletcher, AllHipHop, Jimmy Henchman, Yayo, Jimmy Rosemond, Jimmy Henchmen Rosemond, Lowell Lodi Mack Fletcher Continue, Henchmen, Lowell Fletcher


Malfunctioning Water Heater That Makes Gunfire Sound Led to Active Shooter Reports at NC High School

UPDATE (08:47 A.M. ET): False alarm! A malfunctioning water heater that makes a sound similar to gunfire caused active shooter reports at a North Carolina High School Friday morning (Nov. 9).According to WECT:Commissioner George Brown said a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days and it sounds like gunfire when it makes noise. This has been going on for several days and is being investigated as a source. Regardless, officials are taking the situation very se...
Tags: Crime, News, Guns, Shootings, Police, United States, Williams, Jazz, Breaking News, North Carolina, School Shootings, Gun Violence, Wilmington, David Williams, Rowell, Tom Collins



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