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So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues, »
- Darren Franich
Val Kilmer is half the man he used to be ... and we're told he shed the pounds the old fashioned way with determination ... and walking his ass off.We're told 'Iceman' looked in the mirror and realized he had let himself go ... and decided to change everything.There was no personal chef or magic diet pill ... just healthy eating and exercise, especially long walks on the beach by his home in Malibu ... which doesn't suck. »
- TMZ Staff
Straight out of Austin where Fantastic Fest 2014 is winding down, our very own Rochefort met up with legendary cult director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) to discuss the new documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau which chronicles the director's big chance at a big Hollywood movie before it was stolen from him and given to John Frankenheimer.
Here we go!
The story told in “Lost Soul” is one already known to a lot of geeks and film buffs, but now that the doc is out a potentially much wider audience will have reason to reconsider “Th [Continued ...] »
Leading this installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed is the news that Anna Paquin's deleted scenes as the fan favorite mutant Rogue will be reinstated in an upcoming extended cut of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," dubbed "The Rogue Cut." Also: "Key and Peele's" "Substitute Teacher" sketch may be getting the big screen treatment, the 1980s Val Kilmer comedy "Real Genius" is being remade for TV, The Who drop a new song, Syfy renews "Defiance" and "Dominion," Christopher Nolan unveils "Interstellar's" epic running time, "Saturday Night Live" is bringing back some "Vintage" episodes to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Carrie Underwood teases a new track, and much more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Deadline reports that the show will be a present-day reboot of the film and will take the form of a workplace comedy.
The series focuses on the relationship between a rock-star-type genius (who was played by Kilmer in the movie) and a sheltered co-worker.
The show is produced by Sony TV, Adam Sandler's company Happy Madison and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Watch a clip from Real Genius below: »
The reboot will turn the story into a modern-day workplace comedy focusing on the relationship of two incompatible co-workers. Craig Digregorio ("Workaholics") and David King ("Parks and Recreation") are penning the script.
Meanwhile, Netflix is partnering with Saban Brands and Zag Entertainment on a new original show about the late 1980s toy line and cartoon "Popples".
The toys are brightly colored creatures who live in the world of Popplopolis and can transform from fluffy balls into furry friends. their good intentions backfire in comedic ways, leading them to find crazy ways »
- Garth Franklin
In yet another example of Hollywood’s never-ending quest to squeeze every last drop out of any property with a following, Deadline reports that NBC is developing a sitcom based on the 1985 college comedy Real Genius.
For those unfamiliar with the film, Real Genius starred Val Kilmer as brilliant physics student Chris Knight, a senior at fictional California university Pacific Tech. An unscrupulous professor (legendary ’80s villain William Atherton) has Chris working on a secret laser project for the CIA, and soon pairs him with freshman student Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarrett).
When Chris and Mitch fail to get the laser operational in quick enough fashion, Professor Hathaway threatens to block the former from graduating. This leaves the mismatched duo to try and fix their prior mistakes, ...
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- Michael Kennedy
Real Genius, the 1985 college campus comedy starring Val Kilmer, is a smart and cheeky guide to doing right by the old coming of age comedy structure. So, naturally, a new Real Genius TV show that will relaunch the title is dropping most of the signature elements. That’s how things sound at least, as the […]
The post Happy Madison Making ‘Real Genius’ TV Show appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
NBC has come up with a really smart idea for their next workplace comedy.
The Peacock network is teaming with up Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sony TV to reboot the 1985 film Real Genius as a comedy series. The original movie starred Val Kilmer as a college senior working on a chemical laser at the fictitious Pacific Tech University. The NBC reboot however will be a modern-day workplace comedy focusing on the relationship of two incompatible co-workers.
- Jake Perlman
NBC is moving forward on a small screen reboot of the 1985 cult comedy classic Real Genius, turning it into a single-camera sitcom.
The series will be a present-day reboot of the movie, set as a workplace comedy. The story will follow the relationship between a rock star-like genius, who was originally played by Val Kilmer, and one of his sheltered, very naive co-workers. Martha Coolidge directed the original, which opened in August of 1985 and grossed $13 million, before becoming a mainstay on VHS during the home video boom of the mid-80s.
Now the next question is, will Val Kilmer return in some capacity?
Real Genius was released August 7th, »
Val Kilmer‘s 1985 satire film “Real Genius” is being rebooted as a comedy series for NBC, a network representative told TheWrap Wednesday. The project comes from Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sony TV whose subsidiary TriStar Pictures produced the film. NBC is giving the project a script commitment plus penalty. Also read: Kevin James Collars New Director for ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Sequel While the original film was set on a technical university campus, the TV reboot of “Real Genius” will be a workplace comedy, set in the present-day and centering around the relationship between two co-workers with incompatible. »
- Ryan O'Connell
I'm probably too close to Real Genius to make an objective call as to whether it's a great movie or not, but damn do I love it. I often used to consider Val Kilmer's carefree but brilliant Chris Knight my spirit animal until I realized I was neither brilliant or carefree. Martha Coolidge's 1985 comedy also gave us the great characters of Lazlo (played by Jon Gries), Jordan (Michelle Meyrink) and even Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret) not to mention two all-timer douchebag villains in William Atherton's Jerry Hathaway and Robert Prescott's Kent. I'm itching to watch that movie even as I type this. Will Adam Sandler's Happy Madison, Sony TV, 3 Arts and NBC be able to recapture that excitement? Hard to tell so far, but they're going to have to try because they're making Real Genius as a half-hour comedy. Hit the jump for more on the Real Genius TV Show. »
- Evan Dickson
A fan-favorite Teen Wolf actor is about to discover the dark — and potentially deadly — side of selfies.
Ian Nelson, who recurs as the younger version of Tyler Hoechlin’s Derek Hale on the MTV drama, will appear in a Season 10 episode of Criminal Minds, TVLine has learned. Nelson will play an emotionally complex teen unnerved by taunts he and his friends receive in the form of morbid selfies posted online.
Criminal Minds returns Oct. 1 at 9/8c on CBS.
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“The Simpsons”-“Family Guy” crossover episode causing a stir with a “your sister’s being raped” joke Some are already troubled by the joke, which is set to air this Sunday. "I was blown out of my shoes when I saw the scene with the rape joke in it,” said Tim Winters of the Parents TV Council. "It really troubled me.” But in a recent interview, Seth MacFarlane defended the joke saying that “in context, it’s pretty funny.” Fox, meanwhile, would offer no comment when asked by the Associated Press. The Situation indicted for tax fraud Former “Jersey Shore” star Mike Sorrentino allegedly didn’t pay his taxes on $8.9 million in earnings. His brother is also being charged. If he’s convicted, The Situation could spend nine years in federal prison. Val Kilmer’s “Real Genius” movie is set to become an NBC comedy The Peacock is rebooting »
- Norman Weiss
Audrey Long, actress in B film noirs and Westerns, and widow of author Leslie Charteris, dead at 92 (photo: Audrey Long publicity shot ca. late '40s) Actress Audrey Long, a leading lady in mostly B crime dramas and Westerns of the '40s and early '50s, and the widow of The Saint creator Leslie Charteris, died "after a long illness" on September 19, 2014, in Virginia Water, Surrey, England. Long was 92. Her death was first reported by Ian Dickerson on the website LeslieCharteris.com. Born on April 14 (some sources claim April 12), 1922, in Orlando, Florida, Audrey Long was the daughter of an English-born Episcopal minister, who later became a U.S. Navy Chaplain. Her early years were spent moving about North America, in addition to some time in Honolulu. According to Dickerson's Audrey Long tribute on the Leslie Charteris site, following acting lessons with coach Dorothea Johnson, whose pupils had also included »
- Andre Soares
Remember the great 1985 comedy Real Genius? if the answer is no, you are either really young or need to broaden your horizons. Starring Val Kilmer, Real Genius ranked in our Top 10 College Movies of All Time thanks to it's original plot and great nerd-centric plot. Kilmer played the lead role of Chris Knight, a brilliant college student working on a covert CIA project. The film has been a staple for comedy fans for almost three decades and now NBC plans to ruin that by rebooting it as a »
- Alex Maidy
Us actor was due to join the Zurich Film Festival jury this weekend
Val Kilmer has pulled out of jury duty at the Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) for “personal reasons”.
A statement from the festival said: “Unfortunately, the actor Val Kilmer is unable to attend the Zff.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Natalie Portman glows with elegance in a new campaign for Dior’s new makeup range, DiorSkin. She shows how it’s all put together in a new behind-the-scenes video that is going viral on the Internet. Portman, 33, has two new film projects in the works. She’s slated to appear in an as yet unamed Terrence Malick musical drama starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer and Michael Fassbender. She’ll also star with Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro in a western drama about a frontier family. [...] »
Brad is back from the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and it's the topic that dominates much of this episode. We're talking the best and worst of the fest, stories from the fest and Vince from FilmDrunk.com joins us to describe his first time in Toronto from a very different perspective. Brad also gives a brief review of The Drop as well as Wild before we get into some of the listener questions and comments as well as our regular assortment of games. Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »
- Brad Brevet
Feeling the need? The need for speed? Soon, you may get it. Top Gun 2 moved a little closer to takeoff this week, as Paramount and Skydance have found a writer for the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic starring Tom Cruise. Justin Marks, who wrote Disney's upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book, is in negotiations to work on Top Gun 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Cruise, 52, is set to reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a plot that reportedly will emphasize the relevance of pilots in the modern age of drone warfare. In Paris in May, »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
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