Taking pride of place on the coffee table next to The Secret and Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Graphic Thrills has provided countless hours of engaged family reading time for myself, the wife, and kids.

Robin Bougie’s boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters, published earlier this year, is a must-have for anyone who wants a boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters. If that's still not enough, then the author will be at the Fox Cabaret on Tuesday (November 25) to present an evening of classic XXX trailers, curated, like the book, from his private collection.

It’ll be nice if some of the old regulars make it out for this one.

A video titled "Sturmgruppe 2013 Reel" has been the buzz of the Internet since its posting to YouTube on Wednesday night. And not the good kind of buzz. The video, apparently a demo reel from a production house called Sturmgruppe, is mostly composed of scenes from a couple of Marilyn Manson videos. But there is also a brief sequence in which singer Lana Del Rey is depicted as being pushed onto a bed and held down by someone who looks a lot like actor and filmmaker Eli Roth. (Other bloggers have described this as a "rape scene" but I won't go that far; at the end of the scene the man is shown getting up and walking away with his pants still on.)

The video has since been removed, although others have reposted it, and you can watch it below, for now.

After lots of handwringing, Ultra Rich Asian Girls debuted on October 26—delivering 13 minutes of boredom in its first episode.

Now the folks behind the Life of Bri YouTube channel have created a parody.

It's called Ultra Cheap Asian Boys, of course. And it's only two minutes of non-hilarity.

It's been 15 years since Eyes Wide Shut arrived in theatres and made everyone go, "What? Eyes Wide SHIT, more like, hur hur hur..."

Nothing much has changed since then, although personally, I've spent the intervening years constructing a very elaborate theory about the real meaning behind Stanley Kubrick's swan song (it's about the Anglo-Prussian Alliance during the Seven Years War, obviously). I intend to publish my findings either as a series of books with Random House or a YouTube video. 

Either way, here's Christiane Kubrick offering her own interpretation of the strangely strange Tom Cruise vehicle. No mention of the Seven Years War, but Ms. Kubrick is absolutely lovely when she speaks briefly but very eloquently about her late husband. 

Just heard some great news in a tweet from one of my fave authors, hardboiled Texas mystery/suspense ace Joe R. Lansdale. He's the guy who wrote the story that became one of my fave all-time horror flicks, Bubba Ho-Tep.

Turns out two of my fave characters of his--Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, from the Hap and Leonard books--are coming to the small screen next year.

Can I get a "Fvckin-AAA!"

The 14th annual Whistler Film Festival takes place December 3 to 7. This year, screenings will take place across five theatres in Whistler, including the ballroom at the Whistler Conference Centre, Rainbow Theatre, Millennium Place, Village 8 Cinema, and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Festivalgoers at this year’s festival can look forward to 87 films from 18 countries. Included in the 41 features and 46 short films are 22 world premieres, eight Canadian premieres, 33 Western Canadian premieres, 11 B.C. premieres, and 10 Whistler premieres.

The Vancouver Short Film Festival takes place at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) from November 14 to 16.

The fifth annual Vancouver Short Film Festival features 17 new films and four web series showcasing talent from B.C.’s film industry. The festival will kick off with Small Screen Sensations, which focuses on B.C. web series.

Visually Effected on November 14 will include animated short Goodnight Sun, 2013 Whistler Film Festival winner Anxious Oswald Greene, and Malaise, which follows the escape of an unknown creature in the final moments of S. S. Carnicus.

It's film festival season. Not only does the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival start today but the Vancouver Asian Film Festival also gets underway with its selection of cinematic offerings from and about Asian North American filmmakers and culture.

Opening the festival (Thursday, November 6) is the neo-noir film Man From Reno. VAFF-goers may remember director Dave Boyle's 2009 comedy White on Rice.  

The 26th annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival takes place at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard Street) from November 6 to 13.

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest-running Jewish film festival in Canada. This year, 25 films, including nine Canadian premieres, will be presented. In addition, there will be special events, guest speakers, and Q&A sessions and panel discussions with directors, filmmakers, educators throughout the festival.

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include the Canadian premiere of Above and Beyond, where producer Nancy Spielberg will be in attendance. The opening film examines the motivations of foreign volunteers after the Holocaust.

If you've ever seen Kevin Spacey do celebrity impressions, you've witnessed a human chameleon in action.

He cracked up Saturday Night Live audiences years ago when he pretended to be various stars auditioning for the original Star Wars, ranging from Jack Lemmon to Walter Matthau.

He put his skills to the test when he competed against SNL alumni Jimmy Fallon in Wheel of Impressions on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on October 31. The two stars had to perform their impressions of a number of celebrities speaking about various Halloween-related subjects. 

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