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The Breakfast Club of Horror Hounds? Meet the Genre’s Latest Splat Pack

5 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The original Brat Pack rose to prominence in the 1980s thanks to stellar coming of age pics like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, The Outsiders, Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire (among others) and consisted primarily of Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.

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- Matt Molgaard

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Macaulay Culkin Resurfaces With Extra Long Hair After Death Hoax

19 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Macaulay Culkin is alive and well -- and we have the photo to prove it!On the heels of last week's death hoax, the 34-year-old actor was spotted at Penn & Teller’s show at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Monday night.The "Home Alone" alum went backstage to meet the famed magicians while he was in Sin City to play a gig with his band, Pizza Underground.Check out those extra long locks on Mac!The former child star is the latest target of a celebrity death hoax, and he debunked the rumors with a hilarious homage to "Weekend at Bernie's." His band shared a photo of Culkin parodying a scene from the 1989 dark comedy, writing, "Weekend at bernies with @anchovywarhol #greenroom."The cult classic stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as two insurance company workers whose boss unexpectedly passes away. Instead of telling the truth, they prop up his »

- tooFab Staff

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Macaulay Culkin Posts Weekend at Bernie's Photo After Death Hoax

9 November 2014 9:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Macaulay Culkin is alive and well - and quite active on social media. After online buzz swirled Saturday following a hoax that had millions convinced the actor had died, Culkin took to his band's Instagram page to lay the rumors to rest. The latest pic in a series of shots posted by his rock group, The Pizza Underground, shows Culkin playing dead in the arms of his bandmate to recreate a scene from the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie's. The cult classic starred Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as two guys who try to convince everyone their dead boss is still alive. »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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Interview: Wamg Talks To Actor Jonathan Silverman From Beethoven’S Treasure Tail

27 October 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven. Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Beethoven’S Treasure Tail is on Digital HD now and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital HD & Ultraviolet on October 28, 2014.

The new movie is a follow up to Beethoven’s Big Break (2008), the sixth installment in the Beethoven film series.

After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer »

- Michelle McCue

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Six of the Best: James Spader

19 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After having spent  much of his career as a film actor, James Spader found a new lease on career life in TV with the legal comedy drama, Boston Legal. Further film roles beckoned, but now Spader has once again found himself enjoying great success on the small screen in thriller The Blacklist.

Next Monday, the 22nd September, sees the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of season one of The Blacklist, perfectly timed to catch up before season two begins on UK TV in October. The Blacklist could arguably be considered one of Spader’s best roles, but throughout a long career, he has given many great performances. Here are six of the best.

 

Steff – Pretty in Pink

Whilst Spader doesn’t enjoy a great deal of screen time as spoilt rich kid Steff, he does have an important part to play to effectively tell the story at hand. When Molly »

- Barry Steele

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Album Review: Fun.'s Jack Antonoff travels back to the '80s for Bleachers' 'Strange Desire'

14 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As one-third of fun., Jack Antonoff gets to explore many facets of his pop sensibilities. On “Strange Desire,” the debut album from his side project, Bleachers,”  out Tuesday (15), he gets to indulge his quirkier side, and sing lead. Even though Antonoff wasn’t born until 1984, “Strange Desire” is so awash in ‘80s sounds, from big, echo-y drums, to funky, jangly guitars, that it’s almost possible to take each song and come up with its ‘80s analog. Squiggly guitar riffs crash into each other, layered vocals soar over synths, and it feels like a dance party could break out on the street where you live at any moment. Bleachers could share a bill with Modern English, Omd, Oingo Boingo, The Cult, The Cure, and New Order. Opening track “Wild Heart” has a light-hearted, skipping keyboard similar to The Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star,” before it gives way to walls of synths. »

- Melinda Newman

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If a 'Weekend at Bernie's' Remake Ever Happens, This Is Exactly How It Should Go Down

3 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There has been a flurry of super-important, nostalgia-drenched movie anniversaries recently, including, but not limited to Tim Burton's "Batman" (25 years), "Gremlins" (30 years), "Ghostbusters" (30 years) and "The Karate Kid" (30 years). But one movie that seems to have been overlooked completely is "Weekend at Bernie's" (find out where to watch) which came out 25 years ago this week. The story of a couple of yuppies who try to pretend that their dead boss hasn't died at all, it was a surprise hit, pulling in double its production budget at the box office and spawning a goofy, guilty pleasure sequel. (It did get a Blu-ray release earlier this summer, so you can now watch all of the icky '80s tomfoolery in HD.)

Even though "Weekend at Bernie's" was far from a phenomenon (as evidenced by the deafening silence around its anniversary), you can bet one thing: it will be remade. Look no »

- Drew Taylor

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Meshach Taylor of Designing Women Dies at 67 After Battle With Cancer

29 June 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor passed away on Saturday, June 28. The star of the hit '80s and '90s sitcom Designing Women, who played Anthony Bouvier, was on hospice care at his family's home in California after a long battle with cancer, TMZ reports.  Taylor, who was 67 at the time of his passing, was also famous for his role as Hollywood Montrose in the 1987 cult classic film Mannequin with Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy. He also had a recurring role on the Nickeldeon show Ned's Declassified [...] »

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Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.07: “Comic Sans” excuses itself for not seizing the day

12 June 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 7: “Comic Sans”

Written by Sara Hess

Directed by Andrew McCarthy

Released Friday, June 6 on Netflix Instant

This is a show with a future. Season 3 has already been ordered, and one has to imagine there will be even more after that. As such, a lot of the structural problems mentioned previously might not be as serious as they have seemed—instead it could have just been a case of, like Vee puts it, the grasshopper and the ant. The ant knows a future is coming, while the grasshopper is a “loser” living only for today. In that sense, Orange Is the New Black is doing a good job, which is finally paying off for us. While it was a slog to just hear about upcoming contraband businesses (we have three of them going on right now if you count Bennett’s leg—three! »

- Michael

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Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.05: “Low Self Esteem City” gives Gloria little glory

11 June 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 5: “Low Self Esteem City”

Written by Nick Jones

Directed by Andrew McCarthy

Released Friday, June 6 on Netflix Instant

This felt mostly like a “the more you know” episode of Orange Is the New Black, which I think is my least favorite type. “The more you know” don’t call a black guard a “sister” if you are a black inmate. “The more you know” black people get 20% longer sentences than white inmates for the same crimes. “The more you know” hitting your girlfriend and stealing her money will bite you karmically in the butt. That last one, by the way, seems to be most of what Gloria’s back story amounts to, as she takes center stage, kind of, in a way, in this scattered installment.

I can’t say that I expected Gloria to be the focus of an episode anytime soon, »

- Michael

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Orange is the New Black, S2 Overview, Part 1: Dark themes under a quirky coat

7 June 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: “Thirsty Bird”

Written by Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan

Directed by Jodie Foster

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2-4: “Looks Blue, Tastes Red”,  “Hugs Can Be Deceiving”,  “A Whole Other Hole”

Written by Jenji Kohan (Episode 2), Lauren Morelli (Episode 3), Sian Heder (Episode 4)

Directed by Michael Trim (Episode 2, 3), Phil Abraham (Episode 4)

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 5-7: “Low Self Esteem City”, “You Also Have A Pizza”, “Comic Sans”

Written by Nick Jones (Episode 5), Stephen Falk (Episode 6), Sara Hess (Episode 7)

Directed by Andrew McCarthy (Episode 5,7), Allison Anders (Episode 6)

Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant

Although the anti-hero television dramas of the past have been almost consistently compelling, there is a tendency for it to be nothing but a boy’s club that girls aren’t allowed into. Orange is the New Black, however, is a breath of »

- Richelle Charkot

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'Mannequin' Director Michael Gottlieb Dead at 69

28 May 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Michael Gottlieb, the writer and director of comedies like "Mannequin" and "Mr. Nanny," was killed in a motorcycle accident last Friday at the age of 69. Gottlieb began his career as a fashion photographer, moved into advertising, and later transitioned into a career as a producer, writer, and director. Gottlieb was also a professor at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, where he taught screenwriting.

Michael Gottlieb's "Mannequin" starred Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy as an artist who falls in love with the fashion mannequin he created. Kim Cattrall, who'd previously appeared in "Porky's," "Police Academy," and "Big Trouble in Little China," co-starred as Emmy, the mannequin that occasionally returns to life to hang out with her new pal. Gottlieb's "Mr. Nanny" starred Hulk Hogan and former New York Doll David Johansen. He also directed the comedy "The Shrimp on the Barbie" under the pseudonym "Alan Smithee," and "A Kid in King Arthur's Court »

- Jenni Miller

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Michael Gottlieb, Writer-Director of ‘Mannequin,’ Dead at 69

27 May 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Gottlieb, best known for the 1987 film “Mannequin,” died in a motorcycle accident. He was 69. Gottlieb was killed in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., on Friday, May 23, according to media reports. He was a writer, producer, and director, as well as a professor of film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Gottlieb wrote and directed “Mannequin” in 1987, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, which opened at number one at the box office. He followed that up with a sequel, “Mannequin 2: On the Move.” Gottlieb wrote the script for that film, though he did not »

- Jason Hughes

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Mannequin Director Michael Gottlieb, 69, Killed in Motorcycle Accident

27 May 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It only took one film for Michael Gottlieb to make his mark in Hollywood. The writer and director of the cult-classic comedy Mannequin, starring a pre-Sex and the City Kim Cattrall as the real-woman version of a department-store mannequin come to life, died May 23 of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, according to reports. He was 69. "Very sad," tweeted Andrew McCarthy, who starred as the lovable nerd who wished Cattrall's Mannequin into being. The accident occurred on the Angeles Crest Highway in nearby La Cañada Flintridge. Gottlieb was on his 2012 Ducati, riding behind a 2003 Toyota when he "crossed into opposing traffic in an attempt to pass [the »

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‘Mannequin’ Writer-Director Michael Gottlieb Dies at 69

27 May 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Gottlieb, who wrote and directed such big-screen comedies as Mannequin and Mr. Nanny, died Friday in a motorcycle accident on the Angeles Forest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge. He was 69. Gottlieb also produced several A-list video game titles from 1995 through 2005, including Midway Arcade Treasures 3; Fire Blade; Mortal Kombat: Special Forces; Muppet Monster Adventure; Paperboy; NBA Hang Time; Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero; and Mortal Kombat 4. In addition to his work on Mannequin (1987), which starred Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, and the Hulk Hogan-starring Mr. Nanny (1993), Gottlieb helmed The Shrimp on the

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- Mike Barnes

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Blu-ray Review: Three 1980s Comedy Hits Get HD Upgrades

12 May 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Did you think we’d ever live in a time when you could watch a guilty pleasure like “Weekend at Bernie’s” in pristine HD? Every few weeks here at Hc, we bring to light classicc films coming to Blu-ray for the first time like “Sorcerer” or “Breaking the Waves” or “Bachelor Party.” Wait. What? Yes, we’re here to inform you, dear readers, that you can now buy “Bachelor Party,” “Revenge of the Nerds,” and “Weekend at Bernie’s” for low, low prices in HD. Use them to show off your new TV.

To be fair, not all ’80s flicks are created equal. “Nerds” is easily the best of these three films, a movie that has become such a pop culture touchstone that people forget that it’s actually a pretty damn good movie. It’s structured beautifully (and inspired So many films to this day that tried to »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Orange Is The New Black Season One DVD Review

12 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Creator: Jenji Kohan

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Michelle Hurst, Michael J. Harney, Natasha Lyonne.

Running Time: 700 minutes.

Extras: Gag Reel, 2 x Producer Commentaries, 4 x Featurettes ‘New Kid On The Cell Block’, ‘It’s Tribal’, ‘Mother Hen: Red Runs The Coop’ And ‘Prison Rules’.

Do we have to introduce Orange Is The New Black? The Netflix smash about everyone’s favourite federal correction facility is now making its way to DVD.

Jenji Kohan, known for creating Showtime’s Weeds, had big shoes to fill once the show had finished. She might not fall too far from the tree where “middle class woman has secret drug mule life” is concerned, but it is still as incredible, and possibly even more addictive, than her first creation. There is something captivating about a show that does not rely on its protagonist to keep the show going. Taylor Schilling’s »

- Lucy Cave

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Rob Lowe Reveals Dark Secret of Teen Idols Like Justin Bieber (see!)

7 April 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Rob Lowe knows a thing or two about being a teen idol; he was one at 15. He offered some startling insights about the latest teen idol Justin Bieber, what he’s going through and where his career is heading. He and a group of other young break-out actors that included Estevez, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy became known in Hollywood as the “Brat Pack.” ...Read More »

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E! Prepares To Mix Scripted Fare Into Reality-Show Recipe

26 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal’s E! said it would launch three new series and a set of specials as part of its new programming in the year ahead while it continued to focus on development as it casts about for a new hit franchise on the order of its various programs centered around the colorful Kardashian family.

The network, which the cabler’s parent has been seeking to turn into a more upscale venue since receiving the network as a result of its purchase by Comcast Corp. in 2011, is placing a bet on scripted fare – a significant maneuver for a network that has largely depended on reality series to stock much of its schedule.

The Royals,” E’s first original scripted drama, is set to launch in early 2015. Starring Elizabeth Hurley, “The Royals” is produced by Lionsgate and will depict a set of members of a modern-day royal family as their lives are »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ten of the Most Horrible Hospitals in Horror

25 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Fear can be a strange thing. It can pop up at unexpected moments, and for unexplainable reasons. While some people can have irrational fears of things like clowns and spiders, there are a select few who fear places meant to be a safe haven for people in their time of need. A place that always seems to garner a mixed feeling of either dread or serenity is a hospital.  They’re big buildings full of many individuals, and yet they always feel so empty. It could be the dull colors, the odd silence, or the cold that drifts down its many dark hallways that makes one uneasy. Or maybe it’s the aroma of rubbing alcohol and latex that triggers an unpleasant past experience for a person. All of these things are enough to make one think of a horror movie, because they are the perfect setting for disastrous events. »

- Amanda Tullos

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