This week on IFC News:
Forgive us if we’ve ever poked fun of ranked list (and we’re pretty sure we have) â€” here’s one we’re presenting in conjunction with Nerve.com: The 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema. 41-50 today, and ten more will be unveiled each day through Friday. Fair warning: we’ve left a certain famous dairy-product assisted scene off.
Harryhausen‘s reptilian-humanoid creature rampaging around Rome still glues your eyeballs; the fantastic tangibility of his creations (from, also notably, "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms," "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "Jason and the Argonauts," "Mysterious Island" and "It Came from Beneath the Sea") is their lynchpin â€” unlike CG images, Harryhausen’s homely behemoths obey the same laws of movement that constrain the actors, and inhabit the same space, turf, gravity and sunlight. Their three-dimensionality is not illusory, and their hesitant, unblurred motions remain strangely poignant.
On the podcast, we analyze those projects in which a singer attempts to capitalize on his or her charisma and fame by crossing over to film and playing… a singer. This is in honor of "El Cantante," which Matt Singer reviews here ("a love letter from its stars, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, to themselves").
And Chris Bonet has what’s new in theaters.