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Entries Tagged as 'Femme fatale'

9000, Officer In Trouble

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Promoting I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988, Steve James, who appeared as “Kung Fu Joe” in the blaxploitation spoof, commented: “I always hated that label ‘blaxploitation.’ I wondered, why couldn’t there just be films with black stars? You know, you’d go around the corner from a theater showing one of them, and there’d be […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Famous line · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Prostitute · Shootout

This Can’t Be Happening

January 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Based on short story · Beasts and monsters · Cult favorite · Femme fatale · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy

She’s Really Too Young For Me

December 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Chopsticks”, “Slacker” and “Fitting Room” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Coming of age · Father/daughter relationship · Femme fatale · Museums and galleries · Road trip · Unconventional romance