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Young Frankenstein at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ October 30th

16 October 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged. “

Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster, Chef Steve Schmidt, and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 6:00 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The new locale is Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street in St. Louis. The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a screening of the Mel Brooks’ 1974 gutbuster Young Frankenstein on October 30th. Tickets are $65.00  and ticket information can be found at the Tenacious Eats site Here

http://tenaciouseats.com/

Good comedies are rare. »

- Tom Stockman

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What Hump? Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Plays Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

8 October 2014 8:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am not a Frankenstein. I’m a Fronkensteen!”

Young Frankenstein plays this weekend (October 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Good comedies are rare. Great ones are rarer. Great parodies are needles in the haystack, and this is it. The parody can be brilliantly funny (most are horrid), but Young Frankenstein is near perfect.

Mel Brooks hit all nails right on the head in his black & white classic from 1974. Taking its themes from the Mary Shelley novel and providing some spot-on homage/parody to the James Whale classic Bride Of Frankenstein (and plenty of references to Son Of Frankenstein as well), Young Frankenstein is a breathless laugh and a half. In a weak comedy, you have the entire cast setting up one character for the laughs. Here, you have every character providing humor in every scene. None more »

- Tom Stockman

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Lunch with Adam Pally: Bourbon at 11 a.m. and conversations about Prince

24 September 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When you’re asked if you want to go to lunch with Adam Pally, the first thing you do is say yes. Then, from there, you and Adam can probably figure the rest of it out, in terms of what you want to talk about, what you can eat at 11 a.m., etc. In fact, your lunch might end up going a little something like this …

Having lunch at 11 a.m. can feel a bit odd, but it’s a fact that Pally will acknowledge before ordering lobster anyway.

Entertainment Weekly: So how are things going? When did you get here? »

- Samantha Highfill

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Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short’s character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.

Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood” was based in L.A. starting in 1978, and managed to attract numerous well-known names despite its low-budget production.

Over the show’s 35-year run, he conducted more than 6,000 interviews with guests that included Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney and Lynn Redgrave, as well as numerous actors and singers who visited his show to promote their appearances.

His latest book “Hollywood Gomorrah” had an introduction by his friend Jacqueline Stallone.

Lowe was the subject of profiles in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times Magazine, where he was written about by comedian Harry Shearer, a fan of his show.

In the Los Angeles Times article, »

- Variety Staff

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Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short’s character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.

Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood” was based in L.A. starting in 1978, and managed to attract numerous well-known names despite its low-budget production.

Over the show’s 35-year run, he conducted more than 6,000 interviews with guests that included Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney and Lynn Redgrave, as well as numerous actors and singers who visited his show to promote their appearances.

His latest book “Hollywood Gomorrah” had an introduction by his friend Jacqueline Stallone.

Lowe was the subject of profiles in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times Magazine, where he was written about by comedian Harry Shearer, a fan of his show.

In the Los Angeles Times article, »

- Variety Staff

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Ridley Discusses How 'Ben-Hur' Remake Will Be Different

23 September 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When remaking a movie, sometimes all the difference in the world comes down to one thing: The source material. People often overlook that, and I find that certain films are incorrectly referred to as remakes when, in fact, they're a new interpretation of the source material. For example: When Psycho was remade in the 1990s, it was a straight-up remake of the original Hitchcock film. The filmmakers decided to do a very literal reconstruction of Hitchcock's film, and literally remade it. Then there's something like the Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory vs Charlie and The Chocolate Factory comparison. While many were quick to say that the Johnny Depp film was a remake of the Gene Wilder original, that's actually a misnomer. The latter film was actually a new spin on the original novel, with which it shared its name. Heck, just look at Judge Dredd vs Dredd. 

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Character actor Richard Kiel (aka Jaws) has passed away

11 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Movie fans suffered an iconic loss today as iconic character actor Richard Kiel has passed away at the age of 74. The cause of death has not been determined. Kiel is best known for his performance as Jaws in the films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, but he is also recognizable from cameos in movies like Happy Gilmore and the Gene Wilder comedy Silver Streak. The 7'2" Kiel was also a writer and director. Other memorable performances of his include the classic Twilight Zone episode »

- Alex Maidy

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James Bond Villain Richard Kiel Dead at 74

11 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died at a California hospital on Wednesday after being admitted for a breaking his leg. He was 74. Kiel's character appeared in the Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979). The actor also played an alien in the 1962 "Twilight Zone" episode "To Serve Man," a hitman in the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy "Silver Streak" (1976) and Adam Sandler's boss in the classic golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" (1996). The actor also played bad guys in such TV shows as "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "The Wild, Wild West" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." He also auditioned for the role of the green monster in "The Incredible Hulk." It eventually went to Lou Ferrigno. In total, his career spanned more than 50 years. »

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Actor Richard Kiel Dead at 74 – Played Bond Villain ‘Jaws’

10 September 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sad but not surprising. I’d met Richard Kiel several times over the years and he was always in a wheelchair – never saw him stand up to his 7’2” height. He was always super-nice though and posed with my young nephew while pretending to crush his head. He was probably best known for two roles: as ‘Jaws’ in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, he was the only recurring 007 villain to be played by the same actor, and the Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man is part of TV folklore. He starred at age 23 as a caveman in Eegah and had roles in the horror films House Of The Damned, Two On A Guillotine, and The Human Duplicators. He had a small part in The Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis and acted opposite Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider, Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard (“I think I broke his fucking neck! »

- Tom Stockman

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Actor Richard Kiel, Who Played Bond Villain Jaws, Has Passed Away

10 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We're always sad to report another death, and yet here we go again. Actor Richard Kiel, who stood 7-feet 2-inches tall hailing from Detroit, Michigan, has passed away at age 74. The news comes from TMZ.com (via THR) where they report that he also just broke his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, California where he eventually passed away ("it's unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury"). Kiel is best known as the James Bond villain "Jaws", seen in Moonraker and The Spy Why Loved Me, but he also appeared in various roles or cameos in a number of other films alongside Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder. He was so tall, it was impossible to miss him. Toss in one of those Bond movies in his memory. Richard Kiel was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939. Kiel worked at various jobs including a night club bouncer, »

- Alex Billington

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R.I.P. Actor Richard Kiel — James Bond Villain & ‘Twilight Zone’ Kanamit

10 September 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The towering actor who played the mercenary assassin Jaws in a pair of Roger Moore-era 007 movies and the enigmatic alien in one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone died today. Richard Kiel would have turned 75 on Saturday. His agent of 35 years, Steven Stevens Sr, told Deadline that Kiel died this afternoon at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, CA. The 7-foot-2 actor with the crooked smile got his start in early-1060s TV, appearing in such series as Laramie, Thriller and The Rifleman. He appeared in the 1962 sci-fi feature The Phantom Planet before landing the chilling Twilight Zone role. In “To Serve Man,” he played a representative of an advanced, giant alien race called the Kanamits, who alight on Earth amid what seems to be peace and good will. Kiel delivers a mysterious encrypted book to a meeting of the United Nations, and the episode soars from there. »

- Erik Pedersen

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James Bond Villain Richard Kiel Dies at 74

10 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died Wednesday. He was 74. Kiel broke his leg last week and died in St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., according to several media reports. Kiel's signature character appeared in the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). The actor also played an alien in the famed 1962 Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man," a hitman in the Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor comedy Silver Streak (1976) and Adam Sandler's boss in the classic golf comedy Happy Gilmore (1996). The Detroit native also

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- Mike Barnes

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Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of ‘Young Frankenstein’ at the Academy

10 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the Tcl Chinese Theatre — with an extra finger on his left hand — Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary screening of “Young Frankenstein.”

Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and producer Michael Gruskoff joined Leonard Maltin for a lively Q-and-a.

'Ok, Leonard – start the bullshit' – Mel Brooks following a standing ovation at the Academy—

Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 10, 2014

Brooks told the Sro crowd that the screening of the first cut — which came in at two-and-a-half hours — didn’t go well but credited himself and editor John C. Howard with key adjustments for the final 105-minute version.

'You've got to find the sit-down places for the audience to stop laughing' – Mel Brooks on editing 'Young Frankenstein'—

Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 10, 2014

Brooks contended »

- Dave McNary

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Mel Brooks Riffs on ‘Young Frankenstein,’ Laddie and the Biz

9 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The four guys sitting around the lunch table in Beverly Hills have been business associates and friends for decades.

Many decades.

This includes the decade known as the ’70s, when lunchee Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote “Young Frankenstein” (1974) for fellow lunchees, former Fox studio chief Alan Ladd Jr. and the film’s producer, Michael Gruskoff, as well as longtime Ladd associate Jay Kanter, who once repped the likes of Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.

But this is clearly Brooks’ show, a point he reinforces when Gruskoff tries to tell their guest about the day the two of them and star Gene Wilder pitched the “Young Frankenstein” project to the top brass at Columbia Pictures.

Gruskoff may have gotten through the first word of the first sentence but he quickly and wisely lets Brooks finish: “Let Me Tell The Story I Can Tell It Better Than You.”

“So everything was great, »

- Steven Gaydos

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New on Blu-ray DVD September 9: 'Captain America,' 'Homeland,' 'Supernatural'

9 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

What's It About? Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) is still getting used to life in the 21st century, but before he gets too comfortable he's enlisted by S.H.I.E.L.D. to help stop another big bad. Captain American partners with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) for a lot of action and awesomeness in their mission to stop the Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie co-stars as Falcon.

Why We're In: The "Avengers" series just keeps getting better and better. Plus, "Winter Soldier" gives us even more of Black Widow's bad-assery, proving once again that it's high time we get a stand-alone for this fantastic character.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"The Great Race"

What's It About? Blake Edwards directs Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood in this slapstick comedy about a globe-trotting car race. »

- Jenni Miller

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Review: Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" (1974) 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition

2 September 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer 

Mel Brooks' 1968 comedy classic The Producers was originally deemed unreleasable because of its tasteless content. It sat on a shelf for two years before finally seeing the light of day. When the movie hit theaters, critics praised it, Brooks won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and helped launch a major career for him in feature films. By 1974, tastelessness was not a barrier for Brooks' cinematic projects. Blazing Saddles, his insane send-up of the Western movie genre, came along at exactly the right time. Ten years earlier, the film would have been impossible to make. However, pop culture had matured light years between the mid-1960s and 1970s and so did audience's tolerance of envelope-pushing humor. Indeed, by the time Brooks brought this movie to the screen Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice had already shown the humorous side of swinging and Robert Altman's M*A*S »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Join The Academy on Sept 9th for Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Screening

25 August 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of “Young Frankenstein” with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff.

Young Frankenstein,” Brooks’s 1974 homage to the Golden Age of monster movies, features a large ensemble cast including Leachman, Garr, Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman.  It earned Oscar® nominations for Adapted Screenplay (Wilder, Brooks) and Sound (Richard Portman, Gene Cantamessa).

Additional Academy events coming up in September at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles are listed below, with details at www.oscars.org/events:

“Let There Be Fright: William Castle Scare Classics”

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- Michelle McCue

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Frau Blucher! Young Frankenstein Celebrating 40th Anniversary on Blu-ray!

14 August 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the single funniest films of all time, Mel Brook's 1974 classic Young Frankenstein is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a brand new Blu-ray that's guaranteed to electrify! Frau Blücher! *horse whinnies*

From the Press Release

The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, »

- Steve Barton

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Young Frankenstein Gets New Blu-ray for 40th Anniversary

14 August 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Gene Wilder will make you laugh all over again as Fox is readying a Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-ray that will be available to own in plenty of time for the upcoming Halloween season.

Time flies when you take a moment to realize that Young Frankenstein is actually 40 years young this year. That's a big number to reach, so Fox Home Entertainment is offering a promotional opportunity where 40 winners will each take home a rare autographed set photo from Mel Brooks. This will take place at YoungFrankSweeps.com starting September 1.

The Mel Brooks classic stars Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein who recently inherited his grandfather's castle. Dr. Frankenstein sets out to reanimate a dead body and the hilarity ensues. Also starring are Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn.

Bonus features are robust on the Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-ray as outlined below:

Commentary by Mel Brooks

Interviews with Marty Feldman, »

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Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Announced

14 August 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated* It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 40 years since the release of Mel Brooks’ classic horror comedy, but Young Frankenstein was released on December 15, 1974 and Fox is preparing a new 40th anniversary edition Blu-ray.

“Los Angeles, CA (August 14, 2014) – The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, »

- Jonathan James

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