Monday, October 5, 2015

Fap if you believe in fairies; Riley Steele latest actress to play Tinker Bell

Only a select few actresses have played Peter Pan’s fairy companion Tinker Bell on screen in movies and TV shows.
They include Julia Roberts, Rose McIver and soon Reese Witherspoon.
Up next is Riley Steele, who will portray Tinker Bell in “Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody,” set for release Oct. 14.
The adult film actress will provide a very different take on the character, which has been a staple of Disney family movies. This is the first time Tinker Bell has been parodied in a porn movie.
So instead of clapping to show you believe in fairies, Steele’s performance is likely to get her fans fapping.
Steele, 28, previously starred as the title characters in the porn parodies of “Snow White” and “Barbarella.” Mainstream movie fans might recognize the actress from the horror movie “Piranha 3D.”
Wicked Pictures provided Tech-media-tainment some exclusive promotional photos of Steele in character as sexy Tinker Bell from the upcoming adult movie.
“Peter Pan XXX” also stars Keira Nicole as Wendy, Ryan Rider as Peter Pan, Steven St. Croix as Captain Hook and Vicki Chase as Tiger Lily.

Related reading:

6 actresses who have played Tinker Bell and 2 more who will (May 24, 2015)

Sexy Tinker Bell art (July 26, 2013)

Disney princess parodies and mashups

Walt Disney’s animated films are a fertile ground for satire and parody.
For instance, website The Meta Picture ran a series of altered Disney movie covers with more accurate titles. “Cinderella” was renamed “Makeovers Fix Everything” and “Beauty and the Beast” became “Stockholm Syndrome.” (See the complete series here.)

Political cartoonist David Trumble imagined what some historical women would look like as Disney princesses. For instance, he drew Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as Princess Hillary Clinton. (See article by BuzzFeed.)

Olivia Mears created a taco-themed dress in the style of Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and transformed herself into “Taco Belle.” (See article by the Huffington Post.)

Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, many artists have mashed up Disney princesses and other characters with Star Wars characters, costumes and settings. The latest is from artist Isaiah Stephens. Check out “Beauty and the Beast” as Han Solo and Chewbacca. (See article by GeekTyrant.)

Artist Andrew Tarusov created a series of pictures of Disney princesses as pinup models. (See articles by the Daily Mail and Huffington Post and a sample picture of Ariel below.)

Tumblr user The Nameless Doll took stills of Disney leading ladies and gave them more realistic curves. (See article by the Daily Mail.)
On a similar theme, BuzzFeed showed the Disney princesses with realistic hair and makeup in a video. (See article on the Huffington Post.)

And finally, Funny or Die parodied all of these Disney princess reimaginings with photos and an article titled “Disney Princesses Reimagined As Murder Weapons.”

Related articles:

Sexy Sleeping Beauty artwork (Oct. 4, 2015)

Disney princesses as plus-sized ladies, ‘League of Legends’ characters and raptors (July 20, 2015)

Tattooed Little Mermaid art (July 19, 2015)

Sexy Little Mermaid, Ariel artwork (July 18, 2015)

Revisionist fairytale artwork in review (Dec. 9, 2014)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sexy Sleeping Beauty artwork

Pop culture artists love to sexualize fairytale princesses, as I’ve written about on many occasions.
Most recently, I reviewed sexy Little Mermaid/Ariel artwork online in July.
For this installment in my series on sexy fairytale characters, I take a look at sexy depictions of Sleeping Beauty, aka Aurora and Briar Rose.
Artist Elias Chatzoudis has done several stunning illustrations of Sleeping Beauty. (See examples at top and below.)
In March, he published a compilation of mature fairytale artwork called “Fairy Tales by Elias.” (Check out his website at Art of Elias.)

Artist J. Scott Campbell is among the best contemporary illustrators of adult-themed fairytales. He has produced versions of Sleeping Beauty for his Fairy Tale Fantasies calendars. (Check out his website at

Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Tarusov recently created a series of pinup-style illustrations of the Disney princesses, including Sleeping Beauty. (Check out his Instagram page.)

Digital artist Jeff Chapman did a photo-realistic take on Sleeping Beauty. (Check out his DeviantArt page.)

Mexican illustrator Biaani depicted Aurora in sexy lingerie. (Check out her DeviantArt page.)

Artist Khary Randolph drew a picture of Sleeping Beauty for Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales: Swimsuit Edition 2010. (Check out his DeviantArt page.)

French artist Virginie Siveton did a boudoir illustration of Aurora in pink lingerie. (Check out her DeviantArt page and her website.)

Canadian artist Emily Molenda did a “sexified” version of Walt Disney’s Aurora. (Check out her DeviantArt page.)

Chilean artist Luis Salas Lastra did a cheeky version of Princess Aurora pretending to be asleep for her prince. (Check out his DeviantArt page.)

Chicago-based artist Tim Shumate depicted Aurora as a tattooed pinup girl. (Check out his website and Facebook page.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Movies with “vs.” in the title

The upcoming release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” got me thinking about the many movies that have “vs.” or the like in the title.
While there have been some good movies with “vs.” in the title (legal dramas such as “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” for instance), most such movies are schlock.
Having “versus” or “vs.” or now “v.” in the title is shorthand for an epic showdown between two formidable competitors. Like a heavyweight prizefight, these matchups promise a lot of action between two well-known opponents.
I recently put together a list of “vs.” movies on the Internet Movie Database. IMDb lists no fewer than 114 such movies.
The first was “Wife vs. Secretary,” a 1936 comedy starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy.
The next was comic-book film “Atom Man vs. Superman” in 1950. It was followed by science-fiction films “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956) and “Earth vs. the Spider” (1958).
It wasn’t until the fifth such “vs.” movie that the genre really took off. That flick was “King Kong vs. Godzilla” (1962). To date, lizard monster Godzilla has appeared in 13 such “vs.” movies, squaring off against foes like Mothra, Megalon and King Ghidorah.
The “vs.” category of movies really soared with low-budget direct-to-video and cable TV movies. Schlocky movie studio the Asylum has made its fortune off crummy flicks like “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” and “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.”
Last year, there were nine “vs.” movies released. This year, at least 13 have been released or are scheduled for release, including “MILFs vs. Zombies,” “Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves” and “Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.”

Photos: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper.”

See also: Vs. TV series.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall TV 2015: Taking a chance on ‘Blindspot,’ ‘The Muppets’

After reading plot synopses and critics’ reviews and watching online preview videos, I’ve selected the new shows I plan to sample this fall.
Some shows might not last more than one episode on my watch list. In previous years, I’ve dumped such shows as “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Blacklist” after watching just the first episode.
The broadcast network shows I’m interested in checking out are “Blindspot” (NBC) and “The Muppets” (ABC).
“Blindspot” looks like a derivative mashup of “The Bourne Identity,” “Prison Break” and “The Blacklist.” But I’ll give it a chance because Jaimie Alexander is hot and the show promises good action and mystery.
“The Muppets” puts Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends into an office comedy like “30 Rock” and “The Office.” The extended trailer was very funny.
I also plan to check out “Man in the High Castle” and “Red Oaks” on Instant Video.
As a comic book fan, I’ll watch “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Netflix. Of the many original series Netflix has put out so far, only “Marvel’s Daredevil” has captured my attention.
Among returning shows, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (ABC), “iZombie” (CW), “Supernatural” (CW), “The Walking Dead” (AMC) and “Gold Rush” (Discovery) are definitely on my watch list. At least to start the season. After that, who knows?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Post-apocalypse now: At the cinema and on TV

Fascination with apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic scenarios in filmed entertainment continues unabated.
In July, I wrote about the record 11 post-apocalyptic themed TV shows currently airing. Since then, we’ve had the premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead,” about the early days of the zombie apocalypse, and the season (perhaps series) finale of “Zoo” unleashed the animal apocalypse where all creatures great and small turned on their human masters.
I count at least nine more TV series in the works that are set during or after apocalyptic events.

At the movie theaters, this has been a busy year for post-apocalyptic fiction with films like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Insurgent.”
On Friday, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” opened and showed audiences a bleak, desert landscape swallowing the remains of a once-major city, now inhabited by dangerous zombies infected with the Flare virus.
This year is poised to beat the record nine post-apocalyptic movies released theatrically in 2013.
So far, nine post-apocalyptic movies have premiered this year.
Up next are “Attack on Titan: Part 1,” which will have a limited theatrical run on Sept. 30. “Attack on Titan: Part 2” will follow on Oct. 21.

Related reading:

List of post-apocalyptic TV shows.

Comprehensive list of post-apocalyptic movies.

Photos: “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” poster (top); “Fear the Walking Dead” promotional art; final scene from CBS drama “Zoo”; and “Attack on Titan” movie poster.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

8 movies changed after their original theatrical release

A lot of movies undergo big changes before their release. For instance, this summer the Syfy channel cut scandal-tainted Subway spokesman Jared Fogle out of “Sharknado 3” before it aired on cable.
But it’s a rare movie that’s changed after its theatrical release.
What follows is a list of movies that were changed after their initial release.

Star Wars (1977) 

In the first “Star Wars” film, rakish hero Han Solo shot and killed a thug named Greedo in a bar to avoid being captured.
In one of many changes director George Lucas made to his original “Star Wars” trilogy, Lucas in 1997 digitally altered the scene to make Solo shoot Greedo in self-defense after Greedo shot first. The change outraged fans everywhere.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 

For the 20th anniversary of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” in 2002, director Steven Spielberg created an extended version of the film with altered special effects, including computer-generated imagery for some shots of the animatronic E.T.
He also replaced the guns held by police and FBI agents with walkie-talkies.
Spielberg later seemed to regret the changes and recommended people watch the 1982 original version of the film.

Blade Runner (1982) 

So many versions of the science-fiction classic “Blade Runner” have been released since the original debuted in theaters that it’s hard to keep them all straight.
The biggest changes to the original film made in later editions include the removal of the “happy ending” and explanatory voice-overs by star Harrison Ford and inclusion of a unicorn dream sequence.

The Program (1993) 

The original release of the college football movie “The Program,” starring James Caan, contained a scene where several players lay on the yellow dividing line of a busy local road as a test of courage. When two young men were killed, and several others injured, by imitating the stunt in real life, the studio cut the scene from the movie.

Serendipity (2001) 

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, images of the World Trade Center towers were digitally removed from all skyline shots of New York City in the romantic comedy “Serendipity.” The scenes with views of the World Trade Center were in a version of the movie screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. But they were excised before the movie’s wide release.
Many films in production were changed after the 9/11 attacks. Scenes were either cut or the twin towers were digitally deleted. (See articles by the Associated Press and Wikipedia.)

Titanic (1997) 

To commemorate the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, director James Cameron produced a remastered version of his romantic disaster movie “Titanic” in 2012. He also converted the 2D movie into stereoscopic 3D format for a version called “Titanic in 3D.”
One scene changed for the re-release was Rose’s view of the night sky at sea, on the morning of April 15, 1912. The scene was replaced with an accurate view of the night-sky star pattern, including the Milky Way, adjusted for the location in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912.
The change was prompted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had criticized the scene for showing an unrealistic star pattern, according to Discovery.

Aladdin (1992) 

When Disney’s “Aladdin” was released in November 1992, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee protested one of the verses in the opening song “Arabian Nights.”
The lyrics were changed in July 1993 from “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face,” in the original release to “Where it’s flat and immense and the heat is intense.”
The change first appeared on the 1993 video release.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 

Director Stanley Kubrick was known for making changes to his films up to, and after, their theatrical release, No Film School reported.
After “2001: A Space Odyssey” tested poorly with audiences, Kubrick decided to tighten the film, cutting 19 minutes from its run time. The cuts were implemented several days after the film was released in April 1968.

Photos: Comparison of original and altered scene from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (top); poster for “Star Wars.”

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