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Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

When a movie character goes off to jail, questions arise. Who will they meet inside? Will they ever get out? When they do get out, what will they want to eat? Here now is a list of movies that use prison as a way of launching characters into the world, as well as into the heart of the movie fan, including “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Blues Brothers.

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

Aaah, the great American outdoors. It can sure be beautiful, but beware: the further afield you get, the harder it is to find help. Help with what, you may ask? Just ask the boys from Deliverance— deviant lunatic hicks, o’course!

If you’ve never heard the term “Hicksploitation” (or “Hixploitation”), the criteria for this peculiar and highly entertaining bunch of movies is simple: they’re usually pretty creepy, with some shit going down in the woods or the middle of nowhere at the hands of some seriously parochial individuals. Here is our list of shameless examples:

Now Playing: THE WARRIORS, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and RAISING ARIZONA

Now Playing: THE WARRIORS, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and RAISING ARIZONA

The late 70's and early 80's were not always kind to New York in film – for every MANHATTAN or FAME, we had an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK or THE WARRIORS. We're featuring that last film this week, a cult classic that achieved that status because it's both a real expression of the fear we all felt for where the city was headed… but it's also kind of hilarious. "Warriors – you guys are the big dudes!"

Tune in for more great films this week too – check out our featured lineup after the jump.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: RAISING ARIZONA and delightful directorial debuts

Now playing on Sundance Channel: RAISING ARIZONA and delightful directorial debuts

It’s too darn hot to be outside frolicking — so why not stay inside and enjoy some cool flicks instead? This week we’ve got Nic Cage at his Nic Cagiest and Jack Nicholson at his Jennifer Lopez-iest.

Raising Nicolas Cage: Celebrating the crazy with the War of Independents

Raising Nicolas Cage: Celebrating the crazy with the War of Independents

Nicolas Cage has given us, the American audience, an eclectic range of roles in a wide variety of movies (over 60 films) over the years. He has also provided a lot of material for the blogosphere and meme factories on the webz, some of which I’ve collected below for your viewing pleasure. The Internet’s fascination with him stems from his enigmatic personality and the roles he’s played. Just kidding, it’s because he’s nuts. This interview in particular is a good glimpse into the beautiful mind of this actor in particular his answer to the question “You mention LEAVING LAS VEGAS. Is winning another Oscar important to you? Or is it now more, ‘Well, I did that. Now I just do what I’m going to do’?”