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16 items from 2016


The Secret Agent review – worryingly one-dimensional

17 July 2016 11:02 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

So much is lost from Conrad’s strange, complex and deeply ironic novel. This adaptation reduces it to a psychological thriller – and proves the curse of TV

It is a brave screenwriter who takes on Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent (BBC1, Sunday), which film critic Roger Ebert called “perhaps the least filmable novel he ever wrote”. Ebert made that remark in a review – a fairly devastating one accompanied by the dreaded one star – of the 1996 film version, directed by Christopher Hampton and with an all-star cast including Bob Hoskins as the eponymous agent Verloc, Patricia Arquette as his comely wife Winnie, and Christian Bale as her half-witted brother Stevie.

Ebert’s grouse was that the novel (written in 1907) is a “character study”, but “the movie deals more with externals and, since there are few of any interest, it drags and finally sighs and expires”. The solution, if that’s the word, »

- Stephen Moss

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Inserts

7 July 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The director-centric 1970s were a time for pushing the boundaries of 'acceptable' film content, but John Byrum's witty and profane period piece about a Hollywood porn director was a step too far. Richard Dreyfuss leads a cast of utterly fearless actors in a witty and intelligent dissection of movieland decadence. Inserts Region A Blu-ray Twilight Time 1975 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date June 14, 2016 / (Nc-17) / Available from Twilight Time Movies Store29.95 Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Veronica Cartwright, Bob Hoskins, Stephen Davies. Cinematography Denys N. Coop Art Direction John Clark Costumes Shirley Russell Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons Written and Directed by John Byrum

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

At least in Los Angeles, the theatrical showings of John Byrum's remarkable Inserts came and went (cough) so fast that nobody had time to be outraged. The reviews made it sound like sordid trash that could only attract men in plastic raincoats. »

- Glenn Erickson

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11 strange or ill-advised abandoned movie sequels

27 June 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jun 30, 2016

Jessica Rabbit kidnapped by Nazis. Costner rescuing Princess Diana. We look back at a few strange movie sequels that were never made…

The multi-million dollar success of any movie will inevitably leave Hollywood executives clamouring for a sequel. And while there are plenty of movies whose stories are open-ended enough to warrant a return to the creative well, there are many times when coming up with a follow-up idea requires all sorts of imaginative leaps. Just look at something like Alien: Resurrection, which had to come up an elaborate reason why Ripley had (spoiler alert) managed to survive a swan-dive into a lead foundry in Alien 3.

Which brings us to this list, which is devoted to a few of the weirder sequel ideas that never made it to the big screen. An E.T. sequel in which little Elliott gets tortured by aliens? Forrest Gump dancing with Princess Diana? »

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Super Mario Bros movie: director looks back on what went wrong

7 June 2016 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Co-director Rocky Morton on where he thinks 1993's Super Mario Bros movie, starring Bob Hoskins, went wrong...

Nintendo is only now cautiously exploring bringing more of its characters to the movies, and part of the reason is arguably given how it got its fingers burnt with 1993’s notorious Super Mario Bros movie. It would be fair to say that Nintendo was not happy with the movie. At all.

But then even through some form of rose-tinted specs, Super Mario Bros is not a good film, and time, if anything, has been unkinder to it. In a new interview with SciFi Now, co-director Rocky Morton – who made the film with Annabel Jankel - has been looking back at why he think it went wrong.

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ [original] script was the script that Annabel and I wanted to make”, he said. “It was a different script, »

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The director of 'Super Mario Bros.' just gave a delicious tell-all interview about making the infamous flop

7 June 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the summer of 1993, Super Mario Bros. was greeted by awful reviews and grossed just $20 million at the box office on a budget of $48 million. Though the film was praised by many critics for its visual flair, the script was almost universally panned. Wrote James Berardinelli: "As everyone knows, arcade-style diversions are not known for strong, original narratives or well-developed characters. In that sense, this film is worthy of its inspiration." Ouch! Now, co-director Rocky Morton (who helmed the film alongside his creative partner and future wife Annabel Jankel) has spoken out on the "harrowing" experience of directing the video game adaptation in an interview with SciFiNow (via Uproxx). He's not kidding! Here are a few highlights from the conversation, which you can and should read in full here. 1. They cast Bob Hoskins as Mario because he was "available" (but really wanted Danny De Vito). "Danny De Vito turned us down. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Hail, Caesar!

27 May 2016 10:32 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Not funny enough, or too hip for the house? I found the Coen Bros.' send-up of old-fashioned movie madness good fun, with some great new actors. If you like droll comedy combined with spot-on recreations of old movie genres, this show can't lose. And there has to be somebody out there who wants to see George Clooney in a skirt. Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patick Fischler, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lambert, Robert Trebor, Michael Gambon (voice), Dolph Lundgren. Cinematography Roger Deakins Film Editors Ethan and Joel Coen Original Music Carter Burwell Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan and Joel Coen, Eric Fellner Written and Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen »

- Glenn Erickson

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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Never Have Had Sequels

17 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The »

- Dan Ketchum

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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Have Never Have Had Sequels

17 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The »

- Dan Ketchum

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Top 10 Video Game Inspired Movies

28 April 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game.

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

The film features the voicecast of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone. »

- Movie Geeks

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Bennett Miller Boards New ‘Christmas Carol’ Movie at Annapurna

2 March 2016 11:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Foxcatcher” director Bennett Miller has come on board a movie version of Charles Dickens’ iconic “A Christmas Carol,” set up at Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures.

Screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard is writing the script  for the project, which will be set in the 19th Century.  Ellison, Miller, Scott Rudin and Jennifer Fox are the producers.

Dickens’ story was published in 1843 and was instantly popular. It told of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a miser to a kind man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner of former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

The book begins, “Marley was dead, to begin with – there’s no doubt about that. He was as dead as a doornail.”

A Christmas Carol” has been adapted into films numerous times, most recently in 2009’s  “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, »

- Dave McNary

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15 Strangest Movie Casting Rumours That Thankfully Never Happened

1 March 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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These days there’s often more excitement and chatter around casting rumours and announcements than the actual movies that result from them. As soon as a new title is announced, fans are quick to start discussion the ideal actors for the roles, and more often than not the real casting announcements cause a lot of disquiet.

Quite often, unexpected casting decisions work well: no one would have picked former Aussie soap heartthrob Heath Ledger as the perfect Joker, for example, but that’s precisely what he turned out to be. Those offbeat casting choices appear to have increasing currency, so studios seek more and more of them in an effort to look better (it doesn’t always pay off quite so well as Ledger did).

For every surprise decision that works, there are plenty more that fall flat. And then there’s a the shiningthird category: the surprising, »

- David Fox

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Vintage Hollywood Lite: Hail, Caesar!

4 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

       Joel and Ethan Coen are as unpredictable as they are prolific. We never know what to expect from them—a downbeat drama, a lighthearted period piece, an existential musing—but we know it will be original and offbeat. And we know the supporting cast will be filled with odd and unusual faces, almost reminiscent of Federico Fellini.        Hail, Caesar! is a lark, an extended riff on the peccadilloes and politics of Old Hollywood. Josh Brolin plays a studio executive named Eddie Mannix, who was a real person (portrayed by Bob Hoskins in Hollywoodland), but almost everyone and everything else in the film is a product of the Coens' ...

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- Leonard Maltin

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5 Late Greats We'd Like to See Tyler Henry Channel on Hollywood Medium

24 January 2016 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry is, as you may have guessed, a show in which Tyler Henry acts as a spiritual medium to members of the various echelons of Hollywood. In one recent clip, he connects Bella Thorne with her deceased father. While Henry, 20, usually works with the living to channel their relatives, it would be pretty interesting if he were able to channel the souls of any deceased Hollywood celebrity. In that spirit (pun intended), and with the show's new season premiering Sunday, I'd love to see an episode or five of the show where Henry spends time channeling »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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5 Late Greats We'd Like to See Tyler Henry Channel on Hollywood Medium

24 January 2016 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry is, as you may have guessed, a show in which Tyler Henry acts as a spiritual medium to members of the various echelons of Hollywood. In one recent clip, he connects Bella Thorne with her deceased father. While Henry, 20, usually works with the living to channel their relatives, it would be pretty interesting if he were able to channel the souls of any deceased Hollywood celebrity. In that spirit (pun intended), and with the show's new season premiering Sunday, I'd love to see an episode or five of the show where Henry spends time channeling »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Nerd Alert: Everything Wrong with Ant-Man, Big Movie Secrets and More

8 January 2016 9:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We have a truly unique coffee table inspired by Christopher Nolan's Inception, a video breakdown of the most important pop culture cars and a guitarist perfectly plays iconic music from the Star Wars franchise. But wait, there's more! A young boy takes on a costumed Darth Vader in an epic Disneyland lightsaber fight and a new video explains everything wrong with Ant-Man. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Everything Wrong With Ant-Man

Cinema Sins is back with a new batch of movies to deconstruct, and they're kicking off 2016 with Ant-Man. This 20-minute video delves into the most miniscule of details, which many may not have noticed, while »

- MovieWeb

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Reel TV: M. Night Shyamalan Is Rebooting 'Tales From the Crypt'

7 January 2016 8:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Blythe Danner, Benecio Del Toro, Meat Loaf, Whoopi Goldberg, Margot Kidder, Ewan McGregor, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Reeve, Pierce Brosnan, Adam West, William Friedkin, Robert Zemeckis, John Lithgow, William Sadler, Bob Hoskins, and even Sugar Ray Leonard. That's just a tiny, tiny smattering of the fantastic cast and crew list that popped up in the greatest horror anthology show ever made, Tales From the Crypt. Soon we can add one more to the list: M. Night Shyamalan. The director of Signs, The Sixth Sense and The Visit is teaming with TNT to create a two-hour horror block on the network, which will not only be the home of a rebooted Tales From the Crypt, but will also be a venue for other short form horror...

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- Peter Hall

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