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Local fiends! The B&B Theatres in Wildwood, Mo is hosting a program called Retro Fright Nights starting this Thursday, October 8th with Young Frankenstein. To celebrate these repertory screenings we have some vouchers to give away!!
Fill out the forms below for the respective screenings and we’ll notify you the Wednesday before the show to let you know if you won!
Young Frankenstein – October 8th at 4pm & 7pm
(1974) Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
The Lost Boys – October 22Nd »
- Andy Triefenbach
Mel Brooks’ monstrously crazy tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Summoned by a will to his late grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) soon discovers the scientist’s step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the curvaceous Ings (Teri Garr), he creates a monster (Peter Boyle) who only wants to be loved.
Young Frankenstein will be playing for one night only this Thursday, October 8th at the B&B Wildwood 10! Retro Night showtimes are at 4pm and 7pm and tickets are only $5.
Get yours today at bbtheatres.com
Wamg is giving away free pass vouchers for the show.
Answer the following:
Which Irving Berlin song is sung by Dr. »
- Movie Geeks
Classic movie fans were estatic when they heard director Steven Spielberg was trying to bring Gene Wilder out of retirement for an unnamed project expected to be Ready Player One. Now, another equally surprising due is rumored to be collaborating, as iconic actor and director Clint Eastwood attempts to woo Doris Day back to the big screen. Though, at this time, this news has not been confirmed by anyone directly associated with either party.
Doris Day, who is 91-years-old, retired from acting 47 years ago. The Calamity Jane star is reportedly in talks with Clint Eastwood. The two are neighbors in Carmel Valley California. It is believed that the director delivered the golden age actress a script on a recent visit. She is said to be quite delighted with the proposition.
From a blond-wigged, red-lipped transgender woman in “Before Night Falls” to the maniacal Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” Johnny Depp’s on-screen looks have been as diverse as his film roles. The trend continues with his latest movie, “Black Mass,” in which his character of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger marks yet another physical departure for the chameleonic actor (who actually voiced a chameleon in the animated pic “Rango”).
Here are the many faces of Johnny Depp:
Depp’s role as the titular character in his very first collaboration with director Tim Burton sparked his flurry of bizarre physical transformations. Hot off the heels of his hit TV series “21 Jump Street,” “Edward Scissorhands” proved that Depp was more than just a teen heartthrob. Aside from scissors for hands, the iconic character also has a scarred face as pale as snow and an unruly nest of jet »
- Maane Khatchatourian
As was revealed earlier this year, Steven Spielberg is set to direct the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline's ultra-nerdy book, Ready Player One. If you've not had the pleasure of the book, and it's well worth seeking out, it's a future sci-fi tale, where knowledge of 80s videogames comes in really rather useful. We'll spoil things if we tell you much more than that.
Of the main roles needing to be cast in the film, we've not yet heard word of who's in the running to play Wade Watts. But The Wrap has the casting shortlist for the part of Art3mis. Five names are said to be on it, although only three have been uncovered so far.
Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Sons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89.
Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included “Love Hurts,” “Twice In A Lifetime,” “Arthur 2: On The Rocks,” “The Thief Who Came To Dinner” and “Inspector Clouseau.”
After working in the 1950s on numerous award-winning variety shows, he teamed with writer Lear in 1959 to form Tandem Productions, and made his film directing debut with “Come Blow Your Horn” starring Frank Sinatra. Yorkin had previously worked with Lear on such »
- Pat Saperstein
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly the continuing failiure of Fantastic Four, a bunch of Star Wars Universe news, the plot of Toy Story 4 and the latest casting in the Baywatch movie…
The below is excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday (a whole day ahead of everyone else!), along with a digest of the week’s best trailers, articles, exclusive competitions and online streaming picks.
The not-so-fantastic news keeps a-coming. Allegedly, Twentieth Century Fox nearly fired Trank just days before shooting began, but decided »
- Oli Davis
According to the site, their source claims that Wilder is wanted to lend his voice to The Bfg, which would be his second Roald Dahl project after the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They also speculate that the role could be that of James Halliday in the recently-confirmed adaptation of Ready Player One.
Wilder officially retired from the screen in 2008, while he last appearance came in 2003 with a guest role in Will & Grace. Although he’d appeared in a few TV movies and the short-lived sitcom Something Wilder, his last big screen outing came in 1991 when he starred alongsdie Richard Pryor in Another You.
- Gary Collinson
Gene Wilder has many fans, but few have the same power as Steven Spielberg. With a 2003 episode of "Will and Grace" serving as the Blazing Saddles actor's last credit, the 82-year-old Wilder retains a low profile inside his retirement. When he's not slamming Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or attending premieres for Broadway's "Young Frankenstein," he keeps himself away from the public spotlight and writes books to stay preoccupied in his final years. Although, if the Bridges of Spies director has his way, that will soon change. New reports suggest Spielberg and Wilder have met in regards to a role in one of the former's multiple movies in-the-works. Which film -- and what part he'd play if he agreed -- is uncertain, but with October 16's film in the can, it has to be either a voice role in next summer's The Bfg, which is already in post-production, »
- Will Ashton
Although Gene Wilder never officially retired from acting, the 82 year-old hasn't appeared on the big or small screen since his guest appearances on NBC's Will & Grace. However, the rumor is Steven Spielberg might be trying to convince the actor to come out of retirement. Sources tell AICN that Wilder is being courted by Spielberg for one of his upcoming movies, saying... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their August Retro Night on Thursday, August 13. They are showing the classic film, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
Roger Ebert said, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since “The Wizard of Oz.” It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.”
Gene Wilder (“Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein”) stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize — if they can resist temptation.
The delightful musical score »
- Movie Geeks
Gene Wilder hasn’t been seen onscreen since an Emmy-winning guest spot on Will & Grace in 2003, and in 2008 he publicly announced his retirement. He’s said he’d be willing to return for Mel Brooks, but otherwise it’d probably take something huge to get him to un-retire. Like, perhaps… a Steven Spielberg movie? Rumor has it […]
- Angie Han
We’re turning to the rumour mill here, but I promise, it’s a biggie.
Quint at Ain’t It Cool has uncovered sources that suggest director Steven Spielberg is trying to coax the legendary comic Gene Wilder out of retirement. As we discussed last week, Spielberg has a slew of projects on the go, but if this rumour is true, he clearly feels Wilder is a perfect fit for one of them.
Wilder who hasn’t acted professionally since a 2003 episode of Will & Grace (oh, the ignominy!), is probably best known for his iconic take on Willy Wonka in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He has numerous other classic credits to his name though, and was famed for his working relationships with Mel Brooks and the irreplaceable Richard Pryor.
Clearly Spielberg has a very defined part in mind for Wilder. You don’t approach »
- Daniel Kelly
Rumour of the day? Well, it's not a bad one. It was confirmed last week that Steven Spielberg is pressing ahead with directing the film of Ernest Cline's book, Ready Player One. Furthermore, Warner Bros and DreamWorks have scheduled the film for a 2017 release.
It's now being reported that the director is trying to persuade actor Gene Wilder to come out of retirement to play a role in one of his upcoming movies. And Ready Player One may be the project concerned, with the idea presumably being that Wilder would take on the role of James Halliday, the creator of the story's virtual universe.
The source of the rumour is Ain't It Cool News, »
Now that director Steven Spielberg's next project, the adaptation Ready Player One, has a 2017 release date intact, many fans of the beloved Ernest Cline novel are wondering who the filmmaker will get to star. Ain't It Cool News has a very interesting rumor that claims the filmmaker is trying to coax the legendary Gene Wilder out of retirement for one of his upcoming projects, which could either be Ready Player One or his animated adaptation The Bfg. It isn't known if Gene Wilder has any interest in whatever role Steven Spielberg is offering quite yet, but one particular role in Ready Player One could be right in Gene Wilder's wheelhouse.
Ready Player One centers on a teenager named Wade Watts, who escapes his bleak surroundings by logging into Oasis, a globally networked utopia where users lead idyllic lives. The game's eccentric founder, James Halliday, dies and offers his »
With a release date now set for December 15th, 2017, things are starting to move into gear for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Casting is currently underway and AICN is reporting that the director is looking to convince Gene Wilder to come out of retirement to take on a role either here, or in The Bfg.
While this report isn’t in any way confirmed, sources close to the project say that Spielberg wants the Oscar-nominated actor to star in one of his upcoming films, and they believe it could be The Bfg, which would see Wilder lending his voice to the titular character.
Of course, Spielberg could instead be trying to court him for Ready Player One, and as AICN points out, it would make sense for Wilder to play James Halliday, “a gifted programmer and game designer who develops a massively popular online simulator known as Oasis.” Once Halliday dies, »
- James Garcia
The legendary Gene Wilder hasn't acted in a film or television show for more than a decade, last appearing in a 2003 episode of the sitcom Will and Grace. Obviously the guy has committed to his retirement, but if new reports can be believed, Steven Spielberg may be trying to lure him to work on one of his upcoming projects. This interesting rumor is being reported by Ain't It Cool, which sources anonymous insiders about this development. As of now, there is nothing official on the table, but there are apparently meetings taking place about one of the director's upcoming movies. The big question presented is which project the two sides have been talking about. The Steven Spielberg film that sources are apparently pointing to is The Bfg - which has actually already wrapped production. It's suggested that Gene Wilder could potentially lend his voice to the big fantasy movie, though »
There are numerous actors who not only retired, they've taken it seriously and haven't appeared in films again since despite still being very much alive including Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Warren Beatty, Rick Moranis, Goldie Hawn, Bridget Fonda and likely Jack Nicholson.
One actor high on the list is Gene Wilder, the comedian was last seen on the big screen in 1991's "Only You" though has appeared in TV series and telemovies in more recent years with the last being a 2003 appearance on sitcom "Will and Grace".
A few days ago came word that Steven Spielberg has selected the film adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One" as his next directorial effort and today a new rumor at AICN suggests Spielberg has already met with Wilder in an attempt to lure him out of retirement.
If it's for this project, the role will likely be that of James Halliday, »
- Garth Franklin
What if you could create the perfect woman just from the tap of a keyboard and a click of a mouse? That's the tantalising premise at the heart of John Hughes's delightfully dorky teen classic, which celebrates its 30th birthday today (August 2).
To mark this momentous day, we look back at the cast of the beloved '80s film to find out what they've done since. Whatever happened to that fella Robert Downey Jr...?
'80s sex symbol Kelly LeBrock hit big with her first two roles in Gene Wilder's The Woman in Red and Weird Science, but only appeared in a handful of films after - among them Betrayal of the Dove, Tracks of a Killer and Zerophilia.
She moved out to a farm in Santa Barbara where she looks after animals and sleeps under the stars with her horse, but she keeps cropping up »
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