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“One thing the critics won’t say amidst their praise: While Adele meets the age of consent in France, her relationship in the United States constitutes statutory rape,” the study says. PHOTOS: 10 Inappropriately Sexy Cartoon Characters Child of God, which opened over the weekend and is about a man who likes to have sex with dead people, is No. 3 on the list. The study links to star James Franco telling USA Today, “It’s a little strange to admit but there’s something about necrophilia — I don’t want to sound like a weirdo — but the art was very interesting to me.” The fourth movie on the list, Palo Alto, which opened a month ago, also stars Franco and is based on a book he wrote. It’s about a soccer coach who seduces a high school student. The rest of the list shakes out like so: A Teacher — A female teacher who sleeps with a male student. Adore — Two female friends, each of whom sleeps with the other’s son. Afternoon Delight A woman who uses strippers to “fix” her love life with her husband. Concussion A lesbian housewife becomes a hooker after a head injury. Kill Your Darlings Daniel Radcliffe as poet Allen Ginsberg in a film with gay love scenes. Thanks for Sharing Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow play recovering sex addicts. Delivery Man Vince Vaughn plays a sperm donor who fathers 533 children.
Fargo, or most things Coen-ish. A bleak Middle America populated by emasculated male characters who try to overcome their destiny with the help of some stylized violence? Not to mention tense moments interrupted by oddball humor? (Tableside guacamole. anyone?) The first episode of this season was titled Blood Money. It could have been called Blood Simple” and we’d barely have batted an eye. VIDEO: ‘Breaking Bad’ parodies The French Connection. Gilligan has cited this movie before, saying he was thinking about it as he made the pilot. The Gene Hackman film about a pair of cops caught up in an intricate plot makes the comparison meaningful; the fact that it all happens in the world of drug-trafficking only heightens the similarities. Then theres the look of the ’70s classic, which Gilligan has said he was consciously trying to emulate. Falling Down. Middle-aged suburban ennui turns to something violent but oddly liberating. American Beauty isnt far behind either, if youre going down this road. Back to the Future. A stretch to compare a good-natured, sci fi-influenced piece of ’50s nostalgia to one of the darkest shows in TV history? Perhaps. But a shrewd mad scientist, a young male protege who in some ways becomes smarter than the master and a surprisingly tender if twisted love story — all rolled into something hugely watchable that will have you glued to the TV anytime you come across it on cable? There are worse comparisons. Plus, arent nuclear-trafficking Libyans just a little like Mexican drug cartels?
container ship Maersk Alabama, captivated the nation. Rico Torres, Open Road Films ‘Machete Kills’ Director: Robert Rodriguez Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara Plot: Danny Trejo returns after the 2010 bloodbath Machete. This time the ex-federal agent has to take down a madman revolutionary/arms dealer who wants to start a worldwide war. Director: Bill Condon Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney Plot: Wikileaks gets its film revelation with Cumberbatch portrays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Bruhl his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel (Bruhl) as they turn an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely contested organization. Director: Randall Miller Stars: Alan Rickman ,: Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint Plot: This feature film tells the three-chord true story of Hilly Kristal (Rickman), who opened a New York club for country, bluegrass and blues artists but instead, thanks to the bands that came through his doors such as Blondie and Talking Heads, became a godfather for the nascent punk-rock movement of the 1970s. Friday, Oct. 11 Director: Carlo Carlei Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis Plot: Shakespeare’s classic forbidden-love story comes to life in an adaptation by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes with True Grit standout Steinfeld getting hot and heavy with Booth. Friday, Oct. 11 ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark’ Director: Mark Edwin Robinson Stars: Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold, Leah Pipes Plot: A young woman (Barton) fights to find her beloved boyfriend (Eggold) who has been taken by paranormal forces. Friday, Oct. 11 Directors: Murray Wais, Steve Winter, Scott Gaffney, David Zieff, Rob Bruce Plot: The adventurous life of extreme skiier Shane McConkey is explored in a documentary.