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My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)

My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)
Only 28 years old, Holiday Inn had been out for nearly 50 years by the time Corbin Bleu was born. But that didn’t stop the former High School Musical star and Dancing With the Stars contestant from stepping into the role made famous by Fred Astaire in Broadway’s musical adaptation of the film.

In fact, Bleu brought a modern flair to the character of Ted Hanover, a professional dancer who loses his partner to an oil tycoon and later sets his sights on friend Jim Hardy’s holidays-only hotel performer and love interest, Linda Mason. In one particular number from the Broadway show, “Let's Say It With Firecrackers,” Bleu performs a solo tap dance with the accompaniment of firecrackers with so much pizazz and style that even Astaire would have been impressed.

“We were really giving a new birth to the new number,” Bleu tells Et about working with choreographer Denis Jones to morph it for his body
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20 Little-Known Facts About Anastasia on the Movie's 20th Anniversary

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Image Source: Everett Collection If you grew up in the '90s, there's a good chance Anastasia is one of your favorite animated movies. It might not be a product of the Mouse House, but Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia might as well be up there with iconic Disney princesses like Cinderella, Belle, and Ariel. In honor of the feel-good movie's 20th anniversary - it first hit theaters on Nov. 21, 1997 - let's take a look at a few little-known facts that might surprise even the most diehard Dimitri fans. RelatedPrepare to Sing Along Embarrassingly Loud to the Anastasia Musical's "Journey to the Past" So, like we said, it isn't a Disney movie. Although the animation is reminiscent of Disney favorites like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, Anastasia actually hails from 20th Century Fox. With Disney in the running to buy part of Fox, however, she might end up a
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‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Shares a Spooky Sketch of Pennywise the Clown

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‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Shares a Spooky Sketch of Pennywise the Clown
Bill Skarsgård’s take on Pennywise the Dancing Clown became a pop-culture phenomenon before this year’s “It” even arrived in theaters. First made famous onscreen by Tim Curry in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s tome, the interdimensional being is many things, but funny isn’t one of them.

Director Andrés Muschietti would appear to disagree, considering the caption to a drawing of Pennywise he’s shared on Instagram: “And here a little sketch i drew for pennywise’s ‘killmouth’ , one of the comedic highlights of the film.”

Read More:Jessica Chastain Would Definitely Play Adult Beverly in ‘It’ Sequel: ‘I Hope We Can Make it Happen

Muschietti may be laughing, but most who saw “It” weren’t — at least not during the scene itself. (The moment, which comes in the film’s opening minutes, has been parodied in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch featuring Kate McKinnon as a Pennywise-esque Kellyanne Conway,
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The Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult movies

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The Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult moviesThe Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult moviesScott Goodyer11/17/2017 2:30:00 Pm

James Franco's The Disaster Artist is just around the corner. The hilarious comedy is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the 2003 cult classic movie The Room. Self-funded by the unknown Hollywood wannabe Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote, directed and starred in The Roomit was a major flop but instant cult classic as word of mouth quickly spread on how ridiculously funny this serious drama was.

So what makes The Rooma cult hit? The same elements that elevate other bad movies which suffer from well-intentioned but off-the-mark writing and acting. It's hard to pin down, but we think in this particular case it's Wiseau's oddball personality that makes The Room stand out—and Franco's interpretation of it that makes The Disaster Artist
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DC Fans Bash Joss Whedon Over Negative Justice League Villain Tweet

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DC Fans Bash Joss Whedon Over Negative Justice League Villain Tweet
With Justice League opening in theaters just hours from now, the film has been part of a mild controversy this week, with Rotten Tomatoes withholding its TomatoMeter score. The score already leaked, standing at 46% rotten. While that is certainly not the score Warner Bros. was hoping for, another controversy has surfaced. Filmmaker Joss Whedon, who reworked the script and directed the reshoots after Zack Snyder backed away from the project due to a family tragedy, liked a tweet that bashes the movie's villain, Steppenwolf. This has not gone unnoticed by DC fans, who have taken the director to task on Twitter, not only for liking a tweet that disses the villain, but for not publicly offering any support for the movie whatsoever.

The tweet in question that Joss Whedon liked came from Vanity Fair critic Joanna Robinson, who stated on the social media platform that, "Steppenwolf is the worst comic
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New York's Plaza Hotel is offering a pricey Home Alone 2 anniversary package

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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York isn’t as good as the first movie, but at least it has some fun nonsense with Kevin McCallister hanging around New York’s Plaza Hotel, coming up with schemes to freak out Tim Curry and watching violent mobster movies. Apparently pleased with its major role in a movie that some people kind…

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Addams Family Reunion: the sequel that time forgot

Simon Brew Nov 15, 2017

After Addams Family Values struggled at the box office, another film still followed a few years later. But Addams Family 3 this was not...

Were the world right, then in 1993, Addams Family Values would have got both the rich acclaim and enormous box office it merited. A deliciously playful sequel, it’s 94 minutes of tightly put together comedy, with a bunch of performers that come close to defining ‘perfectly cast’. Christina Ricci, clinging to a fence as she’s threatened with the Harmony Hut, remains a comedy highlight of 1990s cinema.

But the film didn’t really hit. As much as it was liked, its box office was less than half of the original. It was released the week before Mrs Doubtfire in the Us, and it was the latter that become the widely seen family comedy of Christmas 1993. Addams Family Values would do okay at best, but
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Yes, Stranger Things Does Reference Stephen King (and Pennywise the Clown)

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Image Source: Netflix Warning: if you're somehow not done with the second season of Stranger Things, there are spoilers below. In the second season of Stranger Things, we meet a delightful newcomer: Mr. Bob Newby, played by the legendary Sean Astin. Bob enters the scene as the new man in Joyce's life. He is a beautiful angel, and the entire internet agrees. Of course, the real tragedy of Bob is that he doesn't last very long. Bob dies before the season is over, leaving us positively devastated. Sure, he was supposed to die sooner, but he still dies. Anyway, horrible Demodog mauling aside, there's another intriguing aspect of Bob that struck many viewers as they binged season two: he's how the show's creators, the Duffer brothers, pay tribute to the legendary Stephen King. One major nod to Stephen King comes during the third episode in season two. Bob volunteers to drive Will to school,
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The Duffer Brothers Address The Connections Between Stranger Things And It

Stranger Things is filled with 1980s pop culture nostalgia – featuring everything from games, to movies, to TV shows. So, in a second season that covers everything from overt nods to Ghostbusters, to more subtle homages to Gremlins, it was unsurprising to find that eagle-eyed viewers spotted a possible connection between new character Bob (Sean Astin), and the story of Stephen King’s It.

This connection theory refers to a scene in the third episode, where Bob sparks a conversation with the young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) – who’s being targeted by the ‘Shadow Monster’ from the Upside Down. Bob has already revealed to Will’s mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), that his parents live in Maine, and while trying to bond with Will by offering advice, he relates a tale about having recurring childhood nightmares about an evil clown. The point of his story is that he was able to halt
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Listen to Jemaine Clement’s ‘Moana’ Song Performed in His Native Maori Language

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Listen to Jemaine Clement’s ‘Moana’ Song Performed in His Native Maori Language
The entire Moana soundtrack is full of incredible original songs that rival some of Disney’s most classic tunes. But perhaps the most stylish song is “Shiny,” sung by the giant golden crab called Tamatoa. Thanks to Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement channeling both Tim Curry and David Bowie in his performance, it’s a […]

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10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues

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10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues
Many fans use the whole month of October to celebrate Halloween and the horror genre in general, leading up to October 31, but now that All Hallows Eve has come and gone, the post-Halloween blues may be starting to sink in. Some simply cannot wait another full year to celebrate the genre that they love, and why should they? Horror is not simply limited to Halloween, it's an equal opportunity genre, and there's simply no reason to stop celebrating now that it's November. With that in mind, we'd like to present the top 10 Stephen King movies you should watch, to get out of your post-Halloween funk.

Why Stephen King? Aside from the fact that the author is a certified legend, and there shouldn't even need to be a reason, the author's work is in the midst of an amazing revival. His new adaptations such as It, Netflix's Gerald's Game
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Mark Hamill is captured by the Joker and Trickster in new animated short!

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To many people of a certain age, Mark Hamill's voice is the voice of The Joker. Not only was he The Joker in the 90s animated series (taking over from originally cast Tim Curry), but in various ancillary media, like the Arkham Asylum games. And it's easy to see why: his gleeful yet sinister laugh and demeanor fits the comic-book character perfectly. However, he has done a lot of voice-acting since... Read More...
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The 4 Top Horror Moments from 2017 Film and TV

Samuel Brace gets ready for Halloween with the 4 Top Horror Moments from 2017 Film and TV…

Halloween is nearly here, and, as is the tradition for websites dedicated to all things film and TV, a healthy dose of horror related content will be yours in which to indulge.

So in between episodes of Stranger Things season 2, perhaps you might like to read what’s on offer here, in particular this very list of the top four horror moments from 2017 film and TV.

There’s been plenty over the course of this very calendar year to keep us on our toes and to send shivers down ones spine, and, as you would expect, a lot of this comes by the way of the traditional horror genre. But we don’t intend to cast our gaze solely in that small corner of the film and television world, after all, horror can be found
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Pennywise Photobombs Unsuspecting Couple's Engagement Photos

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If you haven't been living under a rock for the last 6 months, you should be pretty familiar with It and Pennywise the Dancing Clown by now. Bill Skarsgard's amazingly creepy portrayal of the clown is still hanging around the box office after becoming the highest grossing horror movie of all-time as well as the biggest box office opening for the month of September, which is normally a pretty dead time for the movies, especially of the R-rated horror genre. The mass popularity of Pennywise never really went away, but he's everywhere now, dancing to hit songs, showing up on SNL, showing up as a baby in the South, and now he's decided to photobomb a lucky couple's engagement photos.

As it turns out, the photographer is the brother of the soon-to-be bride and he decided to carefully, or not, depending on your outlook, place Pennywise in every picture in an almost Where's Waldo?
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Practical-ly Perfect: Pennywise, Past and Present with Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., and Bart Mixon

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Over the weekend, Creature Features in Burbank, California played host to an amazing panel called Creating Pennywise, which featured Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis from studioADI, as well as fellow legendary effects artist Bart Mixon, who was responsible for bringing the Tim Curry iteration of Pennywise to life for the 1990 It miniseries.

And even though we have already celebrated Bart Mixon’s iconic design and his ambitious efforts from over 27 years ago just a few months back (which you can read about Here), the discussion held during the Creating Pennywise panel was just too good not to share as part of Daily Dead’s "Practical-ly Perfect" series.

Read on for highlights from the panel, and be sure to check out some of the photos below, which feature an amazing Pennywise bust as well as some of his various sets of teeth and more.

Tom and Alec, what role did
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‘The Addams Family’ Gets Animated in a New CG Movie from ‘Sausage Party’ Co-Director

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Originally created by cartoonist Charlie Addams back in 1938, The Addams Family has gone on to enjoy a number of successful adaptations over the years. In 1964, a live-action TV series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones as Gomez and Morticia Addams came to ABC, with a Halloween TV movie inspired by the show airing in 1977. The fearsome family saw a revival of sorts in the early 90s with a pair of live-action films starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci. The series was rebooted once more in the late 90s with Tim Curry
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October Horrors 2017 Day 12 – It (1990)

It, 1990.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

Starring Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Marlon Taylor, Ben Heller, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur.

Synopsis:

A group of childhood friends are reunited after a spate of gruesome murders in their former hometown suggest the return of “It”, a shape-shifting demonic entity that has terrorised the community for decades, possibly even centuries.

Stephen King has written a lot of books. Like lots of them.

Among his vast bibliography, one work has stood out as one of his most iconic and popular works; the mammoth 1986 novel simply titled It, a terrifying coming of age tale that resulted in everyone hating clowns. It’s also a book that has recently re-entered the public conscious thanks in no small part to the critically acclaimed big screen adaptation that has
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Batman: The Animated Series is being remastered for Blu-ray

Well, here’s some rather splendid news for fans of Batman: The Animated Series, as Warner Bros.Gary Miereanu has announced that the beloved show is being remastered for a Blu-ray release in 2018.

Miereanu made the announcement during a panel at the New York Comic Con on Sunday, which was celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series and its premiere on Fox back in 1992.

No further details were revealed, and it’s unclear at this point whether Warner Bros. is planning to release the series in volumes, as it did with the DVDs, or deliver a bumper box set of the original series and its successor The New Batman Adventures.

See Also: Bruce Timm on replacing Tim Curry with Mark Hamill for The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series

Created by Bruc Timm and Eric Radomski, Batman: The Animated Series launched what came to be known as the DC Animated Universe,
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Mark Hamill Describes How He Developed Joker’s Laugh On Batman: The Animated Series

Over the years, there have been a variety of talented actors to portray the Joker in both live action and animation. And while there are those who’ve appreciated the performances brought to the table by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Cameron Monaghan, many diehard fans actually favor Mark Hamill, who, believe it or not, has been attached to the character for about a quarter century now.

Having debuted in the early 1990’s on the hallowed Batman: The Animated Series, Hamill went on to voice the Clown Prince of Crime in various other projects, including Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the awesome line of Arkham video games, and the animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s classic graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke.

Originally, Tim Curry had been cast as the Ace of Knaves for the Bruce Timm helmed show, though an unfortunate case
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Nycc: Seth Green says It star Finn Wolfhard’s Richie Tozier is “fantastic”

While nowadays most know actor Seth Green as the voice of Chris on Family Guy or a co-creator of Robot Chicken, it’s easy to forget his humble beginnings as a child actor, and in particular his role in the 1990 miniseries It.

During a Thursday night panel at New York Comic Con for Crackle’s SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween, Green, an executive producer on the show, was asked by a fan to recount his fondest memories from being a 15-year-old on the set of It. In addition to answering the question, Green offered up his thoughts on the new It, including Finn Wolfhard’s performance as the comedian of the Losers’ Club, Richie Tozier.

Green said, “I thought that new version was awesome. I was excited to see the whole thing rendered with an R-rating. I love Finn, that kid from Stranger Things who plays Richard Tozier. He was fantastic.
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