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"I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us." While the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters is spawning some awesome stuff like Gallery 1988's traveling art show and a limited edition vinyl of the theme by Ray Parker Jr., the one item we're most psyched about is that Lego version of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle that our trusty heroes drive around in. But what happens after we build this set when it hits shelves in June? We're going to want more Ghostbusters goodies. Well, the man behind the Lego Ecto-1 at the Lego community Cuusoo is back with another hopeful set inspired by the film. It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Mother pussbucket. Here are some photos of the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Lego set from Flickr: And here's a tease of two minifigs, clearly of Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis, »
- Ethan Anderton
You probably remember that at one point in the early aughts, Ridley Scott wanted to return to the 'Alien' franchise. This is years before “Prometheus” took shape and this version would have essentially been a more traditional “Aliens 5” with Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, and the alien battle taking place on Earth. But the “Aliens Vs. Predator” series not only stole the idea, but in the eyes of Scott, it sullied the franchise and he didn’t want anything to do with it. Though, they did consider it regardless for a while. "We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the fifth alien film]," Weaver told MTV in 2008. "Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]." But in the end he wiped his hands clean of it all for years until he found the right way to reboot the series with the prequel-like “Prometheus.” But did you know »
- Edward Davis
Director James Cameron, who was recently called out for never turning his projects in on time by Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch in a comprehensive Fortune interview, participated in a Reddit Ama this morning, giving his Avatar franchise a timetable.
"The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They're essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks. There's always pressure, whether it's a new film or whether it's a sequel, to entertain and amaze an audience. I've felt that pressure my entire career, so there's nothing new there. The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love »
Cameron told the site during an Ama session (“Ask Me Anything” Q&A) that he’s currently working on the scripts for “Avatar’s” three sequels and plans to complete them within six weeks.
“The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously,” he wrote. “They’re essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.”
“The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down »
- Maane Khatchatourian
And now our semi-weekly check in with actresses we love. Where / What / Who are they up to?
Brie Larson has accepted an offer to star in the psychological horror drama as "Ma", about a woman who's trapped in her father's basement for years with her son. It's based on the novel by Emma Donoghue who also did the screenplay but the novel is narrated by the 5 year old child who's only ever known this one room so that one's going to be tricky to make breathe as a film. This seems a better fit for her dramatic gifts than that dumb Terminator reboot she lost out on. The actress is in demand now post Short Term 12 as well she should be. She's also got The Gambler remake and the comedy Trainwreck coming out. Room is not the only novel adaptation she's attached to. She'll probably co-star in The »
- NATHANIEL R
Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on “Pirates,” the problem-plagued, big-budget adventure comedy that remains the greatest critical and commercial failure of his career. With his casting director, Dominique Besnehard, he planned to attend a Paris drag cabaret in search of a female impersonator to play a role in the film. Besnehard asked if he could bring along a young French model who had recently filmed a small part in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Detective” but claimed to have no interest in an acting career. Polanski instantly replied, “Bring her.” The model turned out to be Seigner.
“That was the best casting of his entire career,” Polanski says with a laugh. “It’s funny that I »
- Scott Foundas
Just days after Ivan Reitman dropped out of directing Ghostbusters last month, we reported that The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were being sought to replace him. Today, The Wrap's Jeff Sneider reveals that the filmmakers have passed on the project, although there is the possibility that they could return, since they initially turned down The Lego Movie job before eventually signing on.
Hearing Lord & Miller ended up walking away from Ghostbusters 3 job. They were the studio's choice but wanted to keep their options open...
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 7, 2014
@mjsamps They could very well return to Ghostbusters, I'm just told the studio is meeting with other directors now in case they don't...
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 7, 2014
Take a look at any list of movies dealing with autism — we tend to get them around this time, as yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day and April is National Autism Awareness Month — and you’ll never see Christopher Smith‘s Triangle alongside such serious titles as Rain Man, Temple Grandin and the documentary Refrigerator Mothers. Maybe it’s just not well-known enough, although the terribly under-seen Snow Cake (featuring Sigourney Weaver’s greatest performance) is on those lists, and it’s even more obscure. The problem for Triangle is likely to do with its autistic character getting so little screen time. The movie is not about autism or autistic persons on the surface, like those mentioned above. However, there is an argument for the whole thing being representative of an autistic mind. Occasionally filmmakers attempt to depict disorders narratively in the form of metaphorical plots. We’ve seen one that ended up taking place completely inside »
- Christopher Campbell
Feature James Clayton 4 Apr 2014 - 06:39
It is the Year of our Lord 2014 (other Lords and religiously-orientated calendar systems are available) and things are getting old-school. To be precise, things are getting Old Testament. They're bringing the Bible back into movie theatres, for this year sees the release of two major movie adaptations of Judeo-Christian scripture.
Those two film events are a Noah - currently sailing into cinemas worldwide - and an Exodus, which is set to occur in December. Though it feels a bit disrespectful to compare holy writ with public transport, the well-known idiom about waiting for buses feels apt here. Perhaps singing "the Old Testament films came two-by-two, »
Sigourney Weaver stars in the true story of Dian Fossey, an American anthropologist who made it her life's mission to save the mountain gorillas of Rwanda from extinction. Weaver earned a deserved Oscar nomination as the passionate yet perhaps foolhardy Fossey while exceptional work from make up legend Rick Baker makes it hard to distinguish her animatronic co-stars from the real thing. Director Michael Apted brings environment and atmosphere together to create a tender and often suspenseful, but ultimately moving whole. »
There's no doubt about it... 1996's Alien: Resurrection was a really, really weird movie. It has both its fans and its detractors, and they are all pretty staunch in their camps. One thing everyone can agree on though was that studioADI's effects work was stellar.
Speaking of which, as they like to do now and again, studioADI has just released some behind-the-scenes goodies from Alien: Resurrection which explore the many twisted clones of lead character Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).
From their YouTube page...
"For nearly every film, once designs are approved by production the chosen designs then move on to be sculpted in clay. Here is a special look back at the sculpting phase of Alien: Resurrection and the Ripley clone aborations Adi created for the film."
Check it out, and sound off on what You thought of the film in our comments section!
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- Uncle Creepy
Here at Moviefone, we think America's greatness should be celebrated all year long -- or, at the very least, for an extra week. That's why we're declaring March 31 - April 4 "America F@$& Yeah" week, with five days of patriotic interviews and features that honor America and the movies.
Plenty of actors act tough and reckless off screen, but these American-born stars personify what it means to be badass and heroic in front of the camera.
Long before Johnny Depp trashed a hotel room and Shia Labeouf made headlines for fisticuffs, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood were being celebrated by fans for their portrayals of tough gunslingers and grisly macho men. They laughed in the face of danger and skillfully handled their business, man-style.
Nowadays, badass heroes aren't limited to the male of the species. Hollywood has since opened its doors (narrowly) for tough heroines, like Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, »
- Jonny Black
Given the recent news that Ridley Scott's next movie (unless he squeezes in something else, which we doubt) is basically "Prometheus 2," which is set to to arrive in 2016, it's easy to forget that the busy filmmaker has one coming this year. And it's a different flavor than than sci-fi sequel, or last year's grim, talky "The Counselor." It's the Biblical tale "Exodus," and it's getting a title change. HitFix reveals that the movie, not content with a single word as the title, has now added a subtitle, becoming: "Exodus: Gods And Kings." It does sound weightier we suppose, which makes sense given all this one brings to the table. Scott has assembled another all-star cast—Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver—in a movie that will chronicle the many adventures of Moses, from bringing down the ten commandments to parting the Red Sea. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ridley Scott's epic Bible movie Exodus already has a stellar cast that includes Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, and John Turturro which puts it close to the all-star cast of the 1960 film of the same name. While that Paul Newman movie was centered on the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, the titles could be confusing for some. While it seems pretty obvious that Exodus refers to the book of the Bible that shares the same name, apparently the »
- Alex Maidy
Warner Archive Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing "The Year of Living Dangerously."Peter Weir’s superb political thriller set against the upheaval of Sukarno’s Indonesia is suspenseful, smart and beautifully acted with top honors going to Linda Hunt’s gender-bending triumph as photo-journalist Billy Kwan who strikes the romantic sparks between the more conventional duo played by Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. The title was Sukarno’s prophetic phrase for the year 1965. Filming in Manila was disrupted by death threats from Moslem radicals and most of the film was shot in Australia. Composer Maurice Jarre eschewed his typically epic orchestrations for a low key electronic score bolstered by ancient tribal instruments. »
- Trailers From Hell
Peter Weir’s superb political thriller set against the upheaval of Sukarno’s Indonesia is suspenseful, smart and beautifully acted with top honors going to Linda Hunt’s gender-bending triumph as photo-journalist Billy Kwan who strikes the romantic sparks between the more conventional duo played by Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. The title was Sukarno’s prophetic phrase for the year 1965. Filming in Manila was disrupted by death threats from Moslem radicals and most of the film was shot in Australia. Composer Maurice Jarre eschewed his typically epic orchestrations for a low key electronic score bolstered by ancient tribal instruments.
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- TFH Team
Las Vegas - 20th Century Fox's presentation of the studio's upcoming slate to the nation's theater owners kicked off with a live performance of the song "Rio Rio" from "Rio 2," but it was the movies themselves that had the most impact. It appears every studio at CinemaCon professes to this year's lineup being "our best in years," but Fox could justify that hyperbole even though they were confident enough not to say it. The studio already has three of the most anticipated movies of the summer with Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon 2" (thanks for all that brand awareness from the first one, Paramount) and Matthew Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." The studio brought out stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann to introduce an extended trailer from "The Other Woman," Shailene Woodley gave a heartfelt »
- Gregory Ellwood
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writers: Luca Guadagnino, Dom Delillo
Producer: Alfama Films
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
News on this project broke in early 2013 when Guadagnino announced that Raf Simons would be designing the wardrobe for Huppert and Weaver in this adaptation of the Dom Delillo novel “The Body Artist.” Additionally, it was announced that Lavant and Cronenberg were also attached to star. Filming was due to begin in Portugal in summer 2013 (and Weaver even left her Broadway play Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike early), but, for reasons unknown, that never happened. Guadagnino has been tight lipped as to why and stated that the delay was temporary, and then, just this past month, it was announced he would be adapting The Reliable Wife in the fall. While it’s been hinted that he will film something else first, nothing has been »
- Nicholas Bell
Director: Neill Blomkamp
U.S. Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Blomkamp reunites with his District 9 screenwriter, this time around for a sci-fi comedy. The early casting of the members of Die Antwoord certainly had increased anticipation for the project, though recent headlines about considerable drama caused by Ninja on-set, resulting in a decreased role for the performer, hopefully will be the last snafu Blomkamp experiences. Otherwise, with cast members like Jackman and the incomparable Sigourney Weaver, this promises to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2015 (and perhaps will be less divisively received as Elysium). While details remain scant, other than the fact that Chappie the robot is voiced by Blomkamp muse, Copley, it will be intriguing to see what the end product is.
Gist: After »
Ghostbusters wasn't just a hit movie, it was also a hit song by Ray Parker Jr., and in the summer of 1984, you couldn't turn on a radio without hearing this catchy jingle. Only later would we learn it was ripped off from Huey Lewis & The News' 'I Want a New Drug'. Neither party is allowed to speak of the lawsuit, but that hasn't stopped Columbia Pictures from celebrating both Record Store Day and the song's 30th Anniversary with a new limited edition glow-in-the-dark 10-inch that includes rare dance remixes. Available in participating stores April 19, there are only 1,000 copies of this collectable pressing. You better hurry and reserve yourself a spot in line.
Format: 10" Vinyl
Release type: 'Rsd First' Release
More Info: 10" glow in the dark single.
Who you gonna call?
1. Original single version
1. 12" dance remix
2. Dub version
Ghostbusters was released June 8th, »
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