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Great Job, Internet!: Batman Begins is just a darker, more violent remake of Richie Rich

23 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

When they were crafting a screenplay for 2005’s franchise-rebooting Batman Begins, writer David S. Goyer and director Christopher Nolan drew heavily on such DC-published titles as Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One as well as Batman: The Long Halloween and “The Man Who Falls” from Secret Origins. But a new YouTube video suggests that maybe the blockbuster’s biggest inspiration was something else entirely, something completely outside of the canon: 1994’s Richie Rich, directed by journeyman Donald Petrie and starring Macaulay Culkin as an impossibly wealthy child.

The video, “24 Reasons Batman Begins & Richie Rich Are The Same Movie,” comes to us courtesy the YouTube channel Couch Tomato, which specializes in comparing films point by point and discussing their similarities and differences. Its series 24 Reasons is devoted to the former. “All movies are the same,” the channel claims, “so you can’t hate a movie for ...

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- Joe Blevins

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Suicide Squad Brings Out the Biggest and the Definitely the Baddest Supervillains, Including Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto

4 August 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Arriving a mere five months after Batman v Superman, a DC Comics epic as vaultingly joylss as a memorial chapel in Valhalla, Suicide Squad at least has some rumbling, crunchy kick - and, amid a sprawling, grungy cast, a terrific Margot Robbie. To begin with: Henry Cavill's Superman is still dead, or at any rate in no mood to be seen soaring through the air, letting sunbeams and shadow dapple and dance in and out of his magnificently creviced chin. His absence, which I suspect is more petulance than anything, leaves the country vulnerable to terrorists, illegal immigrants and »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattot

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Suicide Squad Brings Out the Biggest and the Definitely the Baddest Supervillains, Including Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto

4 August 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Arriving a mere five months after Batman v Superman, a DC Comics epic as vaultingly joylss as a memorial chapel in Valhalla, Suicide Squad at least has some rumbling, crunchy kick - and, amid a sprawling, grungy cast, a terrific Margot Robbie. To begin with: Henry Cavill's Superman is still dead, or at any rate in no mood to be seen soaring through the air, letting sunbeams and shadow dapple and dance in and out of his magnificently creviced chin. His absence, which I suspect is more petulance than anything, leaves the country vulnerable to terrorists, illegal immigrants and »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattot

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Michael Douglas’ Son Released From Prison After 7 Years

1 August 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cameron Douglas, eldest son of Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor and producer, Michael Douglas, has been released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence and is currently in a halfway house. According to Page Six, the actor’s son is planning on writing a tell-all book about how he went from living a Hollywood life to being confined to a prison. “Cameron will talk about his struggle being the son and grandson of Hollywood icons, and then his bad decisions which led him to jail, and then solitary confinement,” a source told Page Six. Also Read: Macaulay Culkin Slams Tabloids Over. »

- Rasha Ali

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Great Job, Internet!: Decades after Home Alone, tarantulas still freak Daniel Stern out

27 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Maryland-born character actor and voice-over legend Daniel Stern can look back on a career filled with accomplishments. In a very competitive industry, he has worked steadily in TV and film since 1979, not to mention countless radio commercials. His credits include such well-regarded films as City Slickers, Diner, and Breaking Away. The man narrated six seasons of The Wonder Years, for crying out loud. But, to much of the movie-watching world, Stern will always be Marv, the lanky, dimwitted burglar who lets out a scream for the ages when Macaulay Culkin places a tarantula on his face in 1990’s John Hughes-scripted Home Alone. If a video posted to Stern’s official (if underutilized) YouTube channel is any indication, the actor has come to peace with this legacy, if “come to peace” means that he still lets out a blood-curdling shriek at the very sight of a tarantula.

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- Joe Blevins

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‘Glory Daze’ Exclusive Trailer & Poster: Explore the Rise and Fall of Michael Alig, One of NYC’s ‘Club Kids’

26 July 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One minute, you’re the king of New York City’s nightlife, enlivening and shocking the lives of others, and the next minute, you’re in prison for ten years on a drug-related manslaughter charge for almost 20 years. Such is the fate of Michael Alig, a prominent member of New York City’s infamous “Club Kids,” a group of drug-taking club-going provocateurs who ruled New York City nightlife during the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Read More: There’s a Party Monster On The Loose!

The new documentary “Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig” traces the rise and fall of Alig, from when he moves to New York and slowly becomes a fixture in the city to when he murdered fellow Club Kid and drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez. The doc tries to get to the heart of a man who has been described as a “fame-hungry »

- Vikram Murthi

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Daniel Stern Reunites With ‘Home Alone’ Co-Star – A Terrifying Spider (Video)

26 July 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Home Alone” star Daniel Stern had another terrifying encounter with a tarantula, but this time it wasn’t scripted. “Guess what I just got in the bucket,” the actor told his fans in a YouTube video. “I hope I can show you guys without killing myself.” What came next should please any fan of the 1990 classic starring Macaulay Culkin. Stern, who played Wet Bandit Marv Merchants, belts out a classic shriek when showing the hairy arachnid to the camera. Also Read: Macaulay Culkin Slams Tabloids Over Heroin Addiction Reports Watch the video above for a quick dose of nostalgia. »

- Rasha Ali

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Home Alone's Daniel Stern Recreates Marv's Famous Tarantula Scene

26 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Marv must be feeling nostalgic! Home Alone star Daniel Stern, who famously played robber Marv in the classic Christmas movie, took to Facebook to recreate one of the movie's most famous scene: the moment when Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) puts his brother's tarantula on Marv's face. The hilarious scene has Marv screaming in such a high octave that it almost seemed impossible for any person to accomplish, but shrieked he did before throwing it on his partner in crime's face (Harry, played by Joe Pesci). Unfortunately, in Stern's remake we don't have Pesci, but all these years later Stern was able to prove he still has the pipes to scream the same way his character once did. With his wife »

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Justin Lin

22 July 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A fast and fervorous guide beyond the basics.

Justin Lin, like his old UCLA classmate Joe Russo, is a member of the modern generation of Hollywood directors who make us really enjoy franchise filmmaking. Enough to get excited for the Fast and Furious movies after they’d seemed driven into a dead end and now to find a new hope in Star Trek with his satisfying takeover of that series. He soon may have us even caring about Space Jam.

The Taiwan-born Lin has also been an important voice for Asian-American representation, both on screen and off. He broke out with a great indie, Better Luck Tomorrow, and went on to become a valuable asset as a studio player, for both the industry and the fans. We honor his talent and his output below by sharing advice and guidance gleaned from statements he’s made through his career.

Action Should Be Character-Driven

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- Christopher Campbell

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5 Other Movie Franchises That Crashed Onto Television

21 July 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

News this week came in that the final planned Divergent Series movie would be skipping the theaters and go direct to television/DVD.  It’s a rare move for such a major studio franchise to make, and it got me to thinking about other movie series that fizzled and did the same.  Come inside to check out a history of downward sliding franchises! 

If I come off sounding a bit harsh about all this, it’s mostly due to the fact that it’s such a bizarre situation.  It’s been awhile since a studio franchise had to dropped down to direct-to-television and it’s not a good thing.  Sure, Lionsgate is trying to spin the information that it’s part of a planned way to jumpstart a spin-off TV series...but the reality is this isn’t how they wanted The Divergent Series to end.  

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mila Kunis Calls Ex Macaulay Culkin's Fans 'Abnormal': 'They Didn't Know How to React' to Him

20 July 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Mila Kunis is used to the attention that comes with being a celebrity, she maintains that ex Macaulay Culkin has to deal with a much different - and more intense - breed of fame. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday, the Bad Moms star told the host that during her eight-year relationship with the Home Alone star, she watched him encounter "abnormal" fans. "He was huge so you couldn't walk down the street with him," she explained of the early years of their romance, which began in 2001. "He always had this weird [attraction]; fans would just scream »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Mila Kunis Calls Ex Macaulay Culkin's Fans 'Abnormal': 'They Didn't Know How to React' to Him

20 July 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Mila Kunis is used to the attention that comes with being a celebrity, she maintains that ex Macaulay Culkin has to deal with a much different - and more intense - breed of fame. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday, the Bad Moms star told the host that during her eight-year relationship with the Home Alone star, she watched him encounter "abnormal" fans. "He was huge so you couldn't walk down the street with him," she explained of the early years of their romance, which began in 2001. "He always had this weird [attraction]; fans would just scream »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Macaulay Culkin Slams Tabloids Over Heroin Addiction Reports

19 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Child star Macaulay Culkin has disappeared from Hollywood’s spotlight, but there’s one thing he wants the world to know — he’s not a heroin addict. “I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever,” the “Home Alone” star told The Guardian. “The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers.” Culkin has been acting since the age of four and the obsession with his life hasn’t died down much since then. Paparazzi photos of the former child star looking haggard »

- Rasha Ali

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Macaulay Culkin: "I Was Not Pounding Six Grand of Heroin Every Month"

19 July 2016 5:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Macaulay Culkin has emerged from his notoriously private life to put the rumors to rest.  "No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever," the 35-year-old former child star declared to The Guardian.  Despite being a fixture of the silver screen throughout the early 1990s with pop culture classics like Home AloneMy Girl and Richie Rich, Culkin retreated from the spotlight by the time he was just 14. Despite resurfacing for projects scattered throughout the next decade, the actor never returned to quite the level of stardom he had achieved as an adolescent. Still, his seclusion from Hollywood, an arrest for drug possession, a two-year teenage »

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Macaulay Culkin Shuts Down Drug Rumors: 'No, I Was Not Pounding Six Grand of Heroin Every Month'

18 July 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Macaulay Culkin has distanced himself from the Hollywood limelight. "I don't just turn my back, I actively don't want it," the actor told The Guardian of fame. Culkin, who's been acting since age 4, has been living in France these days where he sought privacy from the media. "I was thinking about this the other day - I'd crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi. Then people with cameraphones get involved. I don't think I'm worthy of that," Culkin, 35, said in response to why he thinks people are still fascinated with him. As »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Macaulay Culkin Shuts Down Drug Rumors: 'No, I Was Not Pounding Six Grand of Heroin Every Month'

18 July 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Macaulay Culkin has distanced himself from the Hollywood limelight. "I don't just turn my back, I actively don't want it," the actor told The Guardian of fame. Culkin, who's been acting since age 4, has been living in France these days where he sought privacy from the media. "I was thinking about this the other day - I'd crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi. Then people with cameraphones get involved. I don't think I'm worthy of that," Culkin, 35, said in response to why he thinks people are still fascinated with him. As »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Watch: Macaulay Culkin Gets Taken for a Ride by Meerkats (Literally) in His Return to Television for British Ad Campaign

8 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite calling himself "retired" from the business that made him famous by age 10, Macaulay Culkin has returned to the small screen for a cheeky British commercial. The Home Alone star pokes fun at his early fame in a Meerkat Movies commercial featuring Compare the Market's adorable animated meerkats, Aleksandr and Sergei. In the clip, Aleksandr and Sergei are on a road trip that's missing one thing: the family dynamic that comes with a child's presence. "That's why I invite child star Macaulay Culkin to complete the family dynamic," Aleksandr reveals to Sergei. When they pick up their new comrade, however, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Jacob's Ladder remake: casting and production latest

28 June 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 1, 2016

The new Jacob's Ladder will be a "modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers"

As you may know, a Jacob's Ladder remake is in the works. Ld Entertainment says that Jacob’s Ladder will be an homage to the classic 1990 supernatural thriller rather than a remake, meaning it will take place in the present and deal with contemporary issues.

Jacob’s Ladder will be directed by David M Rosenthal. The screenplay was written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and Sarah Thorp.

It's now being reported that Karla Souza, a regular on the Us TV show How to Get Away With Murder, will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan. Souza’s latest movie ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño? opened at number one in her native Mexico in May.

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Watch Jacob’S Ladder Online for Free from the Paramount Vault (Us Only)

6 June 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Masterfully directed by Adrian Lyne, featuring a palpable performance by Tim Robbins, and swimming through an eerie score by Maurice Jarre (a must-have on your Halloween night soundtrack), 1990’s Jacob’s Ladder still sets the bar high for other psychological horror films, and it is now available to watch online for free in the Us via The Paramount Vault.

You can view Jacob Singer’s emotional journey in its entirety below, as it was revealed on Reddit that Paramount Pictures has officially posted Jacob’s Ladder on their YouTube channel, The Paramount Vault, which is also home to other films to watch for free, including 1979’s Prophecy and 2004’s Twisted.

In addition to Robbins, the cast of Jacob’s Ladder includes Elizabeth Peña, Matt Craven, Jason Alexander, Eriq La Salle, Ving Rhames, Lewis Black, Kyle Gass, and Macaulay Culkin. Dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy…

Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com »

- Derek Anderson

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Overheard at Governors Ball Music Festival: 'You Should Sext Her, No Doubt, No Doubt'

6 June 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Governors Ball, the three-day New York City music festival, is known for a lot of things: top performers, delicious food, general weather-related misfortune, crop tops, face jewelry. Lesser known about Gov Ball is that it's the best place to overhear ridiculous commentary from intoxicated and dehydrated youths. Despite the devastating Kanye West cancelYEtion (day three of the festival was called off due to severe weather concerns), this People staffer enjoyed two full days of listening to music (Father John Misty, Robyn, De la Soul, The Strokes), as well as listening to millennials debate whether or not to Snapchat their exes. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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