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'Camp John Waters' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Eclectic director is hosting a weekend getaway for grown-ups

(Newser) - Baby boomers with cash and a campy bucket list take note: Movie director John Waters is hosting a summer camp for grown-ups in Connecticut. While the first iteration, slated for the third weekend in September, is already marked "sold out" (there were 300 slots) on the Camp John Waters... More »

John Waters Picks the Best Films of 2010

And, yes, Jackass 3D makes the list

(Newser) - Cult filmmaker John Waters offers up his 10 favorite movies of 2010, and the list is as interesting as you'd expect:
  • Domain: He describes his favorite movie of the year thusly: "A 40-year-old alcoholic aunt (played by Béatrice Dalle—'Betty Blue' herself!) and her gayish teenage nephew
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Baltimore Ready for Broadway Moment

City takes advantage of native son's sleazy musicals

(Newser) - Known as a harbor city plagued by gang violence and urban decay, Baltimore is hoping for a Broadway-style makeover—courtesy of John Waters, native son and creator of Hairspray and Cry-Baby. His gleefully trashy films are the inspiration for two cleaned-up musicals now on Broadway, and Baltimore hopes their sparkle... More »

No Tears in Soulless Cry-Baby

Latest Waters musical lacks heart

(Newser) - Cry-Baby, the latest broadway musical based on a John Waters movie, is tasteless—and not in the good way, writes Ben Brantley in the New York Times. It’s not offensive, it just has no flavor. Its 1950s bad-boy-meets-good-girl premise is tired, and James Snyder can’t match Johnny Depp’... More »

Netflix in Heated Race for Online Movies

Company offers 5% of flicks online, and stays relevant by picking up indie fare

(Newser) - They beat Blockbuster, but can Netflix outpace rivals in the race to show downloaded movies on TV? "It's like a three-act play, and we're in the opening minutes of the second act," said Netflix exec Steve Swasey. Act two is where startups like Vudu take on giants like... More »

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