November 2, 2001 |
Until the phone rings - a shattering clang in the room where the quiet, pretty Asami lives - things in Audition have been fairly benign. Sure, there's an offensive scam in which a widower and his film-producer friend interview 30 young women for what the actresses believe is a movie project, though it is, in fact, just a means for the widower to find his "ideal woman. " And there are some peculiar dinner conversations between the widower, Aoyoma (Ryo Ishibashi), and his teenage son about fish and ovaries.
September 7, 1990 |
Honey, who does your nails? Those scarlet-enameled talons belong to Lilith, a voluptuous vamp who has emerged from the primordial ooze to stage the sexual conquest of Los Angeles. Like most man-traps, Lilith teases her quarry with come-hither looks before breaking their hearts. Unlike most man-traps, when Lilith breaks your heart, she literally breaks it, ripping it from your chest and shredding it with her razor-sharp claws. Night Angel is the kind of horror show that puts the retch into wretched.
March 18, 2011 |
Four years after creating a guide for Pennsylvania trial judges on the complexities of sexual-violence cases, state judicial system officials have begun distributing a new version for the state's 540 magisterial district judges. "Since district judges often make the first significant decisions in these cases, we felt it was important for them to get guidelines on the special conditions concerning victims and witnesses and also protecting the rights of the accused," state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin said in an interview this week.
November 16, 2007
With Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Mike Figueroa and Ty Jones. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures. 1 hour, 31 mins. R (violence, sexual violence, profanity, adult themes). Playing at Ritz at the Bourse. For anyone who saw The War Tapes - and there weren't many because that's the problem dogging almost every film about the Iraq conflict - Redacted is going to seem even more of a cheat than it is. In reality, Redacted, the work of director Brian DePalma, offers footage - ostensibly from a Pfc.'s minicam, a French documentary crew, Arab TV, radical Islamic Web sites and closed-circuit security cameras - assembled and intercut to tell the story of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi, the killing of her family, and subsequent cover-up by U.S. soldiers.
June 13, 1986 |
When I was a young crime reporter, I hung around police stations and watched the dregs drift by. They included every sort of sexual adventurer: rapists, peepers, flashers, child molesters, zoo invaders, and guys who wore pink negligees. Some were harmless, others were deadly. But one thing that I never saw was a dirty book sticking out of any of their pockets. Nor did any of them confess to having dashed from a porno movie house to satisfy their lusts. That would have been unlikely, since there was little pornography available.
January 2, 2013 |
A YOUNG WOMAN is savagely gang-raped and beaten one December evening on a moving bus in New Delhi. Hordes of protesters gather in India's capital and demand that the six perpetrators be hanged or at least castrated. India's electronic media offer continuous coverage of the sort once reserved for important cricket matches. The woman, a medical student, suffers infections in her lungs and abdomen and an injury to the brain, and is flown to a hospital in Singapore, where she later dies.
August 6, 2011 |
AT FIRST, Julia Ramsey blamed herself after she became a victim of sexual violence at a campus party. "Then I realized that when you pass out and wake up, you didn't really say yes," Ramsey, now 30, recalled. "You're not guilty. You're not to blame. Too often, victims of crime blame themselves. " That's why Ramsey will march today in SlutWalk Philadelphia - to help other victims of rape and sexual violence realize that it's not their fault. She'll join hundreds, possibly more than 1,000, starting at Kahn Park at 11th and Pine streets, said organizer Hannah Altman.
April 26, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER A West Chester University official Thursday called it a coincidence that four sexual assaults have been reported on campus in four weeks, while urging students to be vigilant. "They need to be on the lookout and report anything they think is suspicious or anything that has happened to them," spokeswoman Pam Sheridan said. In the latest assault, reported Wednesday afternoon, a student said she was at the Frances Harvey Greene Library when she noticed an older man lurking in nearby bookshelves and staring at her. A few minutes later, she felt something touch her leg, looked down, and saw the man had his hand on her thigh, the police said.
September 27, 1995
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO REVEAL HARM OF PORNOGRAPHY? Those of us who do psychotherapy with sexual violence victims and perpetrators have often felt we are "crying in the wilderness" as we try to educate others about the societal causes of this epidemic. We have seen society accept the proliferation of pathological sexual messages with their permission-giving beliefs. These beliefs saturate advertising and entertainment, with R-rated movies, TV shows and now NC-17 (X-rated) movies in supposedly mainstream theaters.
April 27, 2007 |
Next to Stone Cold Steve Austin, your average bull has a pencil neck. Austin, the World Wrestling Entertainment personality, has a neck so overdeveloped that it makes what's above look positively pinhead. Imagine a Schwarzenegger sundae with a cherry on top. On the page, The Condemned undoubtedly reads like Survivor on steroids. On the screen, this vehicle customized to Austin's unexcitable persona is survivalist dreck, equal parts The Most Dangerous Game and Battle Royale.