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Hostel: Part III Trailer


Four best friends are on their way to a bachelor party in Las Vegas and they're looking forward to booze, gambling and sex. And it seems they hit the jackpot when they see two sexy escorts who seem eager to meet them.

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John Hensley Wednesday 11th November 2009 Puma presents the African Bazaar Los Angeles, California

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John Hensley Friday 30th October 2009 Trigg Ison Fine Art presents the Contemporary West Coast Premiere of American artist Chuck Connelly at the Trigg Ison Fine Art Gallery West Hollywood, California

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John Hensley Saturday 18th October 2008 Spike TV's Scream 2008 Awards Los Angeles, California

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John Hensley and Key Club Wednesday 30th July 2008 X-Games XIV Kickoff Party at the Key Club West Hollywood, California

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John Hensley Saturday 10th May 2008 15th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, California

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Shutter Review


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The horror genre has imploded. Wrought with remakes, horror is being strangled to death by a lack of creativity on the filmmakers' part and interest on ours. Having run out of worth-while Japanese horror (J-horror) and trampled on American classics, Hollywood has now turned to remaking other Asian horror (A-horror) flicks; the early quarter of the year brought a remake of The Eye (2002) and a redo of Takashi Miike's fantastic One Missed Call (2003). The latest in the downward spiral of remakes is of the forgettable Shutter.

Throughout both J- and A-horror, technology plays a role in connecting us with the dead -- whether it be something as complex as a cell phone or as simple as a camera. Shutter depends on the latter to carry its tale of a Y?rei (the traditional tortured Japanese spirit with a pale complexion and dark hair) haunting a newlywed couple on their honeymoon in Japan. Of course, the spirit is rooted in the past and Jane begins to investigate her new husband Ben's earlier years. But just like every other American remake of Eastern horror, the subtext is lost in translation -- turning the Y?rei into a horror gimmick rather than the thematic embodiment of a disillusioned soul. Whereas the spirits terrified in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Pulse (2001) due to their desperation in death, their American counterpart in films the likes of Shutter do nothing but skulk around, making creepy noises and staring endlessly.

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Teeth Review


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There are three bitten-off penises in plain sight in Mitchell Lichtenstein's Teeth, all three accompanied by shots of the gaping, below-the-equator wound. One of them, in the film's most grotesque sight gag, plops onto the carpeted floor like a freshly-pinched turd. 2007 gave us Quentin Tarantino's melting junk in Planet Terror. Welcome to 2008.

Decked out with odes to the 1950s bargain-basement sci-fi films that Lichtenstein grew up on, Teeth tells the delightful yarn of a teenaged girl named Dawn (Jess Weixler) and her shark-tooth-lined vagina. (The press kit, and one seriously unlucky gynecologist, is quick to point out that the Latin term is actually vagina dentate.) Bopping back and forth from churches and schools, Dawn spends her time as an abstinence-is-rockin' faith promoter. After a speech, she meets Tobey (Hale Appleman), and the purity sparks fly. Their idea of a fun date includes a wild night of popcorn and the latest animated feature at the multiplex.

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Fifty Pills Review


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If the movies are any judge, I did not have nearly as much fun in college as I was supposed to. In Fifty Pills, young Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci, a kind of cross between Colin Hanks and DJ Qualls) finds himself on probation on the second day of school! By Christmas he's lost his scholarship, all because he and his jerk roommate Coleman (John Hensley) like to have a little party.

Dad's lost his job, too, and both his parents think he's gay (thanks to what turns out to be the movie's funniest single moment), so Darren scrambles back to the dorms to figure out how to raise another $1000 so he can stay in school. (Naturally, he's also in love with another resident named Gracie (Kristen Bell), but he can't profess him affections to her.)

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Hostel: Part III Trailer

Hostel: Part III Trailer

Four best friends are on their way to a bachelor party in Las Vegas and...

Teeth Movie Review

Teeth Movie Review

There are three bitten-off penises in plain sight in Mitchell Lichtenstein's Teeth, all three accompanied...

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