Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Take It Off!!!

Whether it's a bachelor party, bachelorette or just a regular night out for some, strippers put on a big show by taking it off. Many actresses, who want to prove they can play gritty, take on roles as exotic dancers... and sadly, not as many men do. That's why women all across the globe are rounding up their girlfriends and heading out to see "Magic Mike" when it opens this Friday, June 29th. Let's just hope they've said goodbye to the typical male stripper mullet hairdos and opted for a more modern cut. In honor of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer showing us their greased up goods, here's a look at some more actors, who have stripped down to make their star power go up. (OK, some just played strippers, but didn't actually perform a striptease on camera).

Magic Mike (2012) - Channing Tatum et al
Closer (2004) - Natalie Portman
Striptease (1996) - Demi Moore
Flashdance (1983) - Jennifer Beals
The Full Monty (1997) - Tom Wilkinson et al
Sin City (2005) - Jessica Alba
The Wrestler (2008) - Marisa Tomei
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - Salma Hayek
Gypsy (1962) - Natalie Wood
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) - Kristen Stewart
Grindhouse/Planet Terror (2007) - Rose McGowan
Showgirls (1995) - Elizabeth Berkeley, Gina Gershon et al
Powder Blue (2009) - Jessica Biehl
The Hangover (2009) - Heather Graham
Rock of Ages (2012) - Julianne Hough
Zombie Strippers (2008) - Jenna Jameson et al
Summer School (1987) - Ken Olandt
Dogma (1999) - Salma Hayek
Frankie and Alice (2010) - Halle Berry
The Last Boy Scout (1991) - Halle Berry
Jury Duty (1995) - Pauly Shore
I Know Who Killed Me (2007) - Lindsay Lohan
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) - Daryl Hannah
Barb Wire (1996) - Pamela Anderson
Choke (2008) - Gillian Jacobs
Enter the Void (2009) - Paz de la Huerta
The Right Stuff (1983) - Peggy Davis
Exotica (1994) - Mia Kirshner
Yellow (2006) - Roselyn Sanchez
Darling Lili (1970) - Julie Andrews
Burlesque (2010) - Christina Aguilera et al (They're not really strippers, but we'll include it.)
True Lies - Jamie Lee Curtis (She wasn't a real stripper, but this is a very memorable stripping scene.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Let's Go to Camp!

With Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" getting more and more buzz and summer officially in full swing, I thought I'd spend a bit of MY summer break making a list of camp movies. In "Moonrise Kingdom," Jared Gilman plays a twelve year old Khaki Scout, who ditches his New England sleepaway camp to embark on a journey with his new young love played by Kara Hayward. Whether you're sending your kids to camp this summer, you're a kid in the thick of it all or if you're a grown up, who attended camp as a child, this list is for you. I have THE BEST memories from summer camp, day camp AND sleepaway camp, and I hope you do too. Either way, enjoy these "campy" movies!

Meatballs (1979)
Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman directs - HILARIOUS!
Little Darlings (1980) Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol - Love this one!
Friday the 13th (1980) Watch a young Kevin Bacon get killed!
Dirty Dancing (1987) Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey - Classic!
Camp Nowhere (1994) Christopher Lloyd and Jonathan Jackson - Great for kids.
Jesus Camp (2006) documentary - This one may freak you out.
Indian Summer (1993) Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Perkins
Camp (2003) Anna Kendrick
Heavyweights (1995) Ben Stiller, written by Judd Apatow
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) Jim Varney
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce
The Parent Trap (1998) Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
Addams Family Values (1993) Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack, Anjelica Huston
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Schuyler Fisk, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik SpaceCamp - Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix in his feature film debut
Summercamp! (2006) documentary Sleepaway Camp (1983) slasher flick
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Camp Rock (2008) made for tv Disney movie The Adventures of Spin and Marty - Disney tv series from the 1950s