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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”

The »

- 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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40th Anniversary Young Frankenstein Coming to Blu-ray & DVD

14 August 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a special edition that will hit DVD and Blu-ray on September 9th.

Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in this hilarious riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein.

The post 40th Anniversary Young Frankenstein Coming to Blu-ray & DVD appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Arrives September 9th

14 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] 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, the film has stood the »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Podcast: A Smackdown Companion w/ Dana Delany

1 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Dana Delany loves talking movies! You can see her next in "Hand of God" on Amazon PrimeYou've read the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1973. Now hear its companion Podcast 

On this special episode of the podcast -- meant to enhance and extend the current Supporting Actress Smackdown conversation to include the films themselves -- Nathaniel welcomes two time Emmy winner Dana Delany (China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof), as well as EW editor at large and "Five Came Back" author Mark Harris, "You Must Remember This" podcast goddess Karina Longworth, Bill Chambers from Film Freak Central, and Kyle Turner from The Movie Scene.

You'll want to listen to this one. Trust me on this: your week will not be complete until you hear Dana's Sylvia Sidney impression and Mark's childhood Exorcist story. 

Smackdown 1973

00:01 Introductions

02:45 American Graffiti: nostalgia, sexism, George Lucas, actors vs screenplay

13:15 Summer Wishes »

- NATHANIEL R

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Smackdown 1973: Candy, Madeline, Linda, Sylvia, and Tatum O'Neal

31 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Behold the five Oscar-nominated Supporting Actresses of 1973: a "bitchin' babe" (Candy Clark), a pint-sized con-artist (Tatum O'Neal), a possessed teenager (Linda Blair), a selfish carnival dancer (Madeline Kahn), and a vinegary New York institution (Sylvia Sidney). 

The Nominees

 

Last month's featured year, 1964, gave us an extremely senior acting shortlist of Oscar regulars but the corresponding shortlist of 1973, apart from Sylvia Sidney who had been a respected working actress for nearly a half-century, skewed very new and very young and not just because it gave us the youngest Oscar winner of all time in Tatum O'Neal; she was 10 years and 148 days old. The four actresses nominated with Sidney were in their first flush of stardom and only acting in their first (O'Neal) second (Kahn & Clark) or third films (Blair). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences obviously approved of their career choice.

This Month's Panelists

from left to right: Chambers, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Clue – With All Three Endings! – Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

20 July 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage!”

Clue plays midnights this weekend (July 25th and 26th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel late at The Tivoli Midnight series.

Way back in 1985, before we were translating literally every board game, video game, or action figure into a movie, there was Clue.

As in the Parker Brothers board game, seven suspects find themselves in a mysterious mansion with the body of someone who has been murdered by one of them. Was it Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) with the revolver in the conservatory? Or was it Miss Scarlett (Lesley Ann Warren) with the rope in the billiards room?

Could it be both?

Clue was filmed with three possible endings. That’s 321 fewer endings than the board game permits, but two endings more than offered by most movies.

“What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death? »

- Tom Stockman

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Introducing Pt 1... Supporting Actresses of 1973

17 July 2014 5:06 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You've met our awesome panelists (Dana Delany, Karina Longworth, Mark Harris, Bill Chambers, Kyle Turner, and myself, Nathaniel) and on July 31st when the Smackdown arrives you'll hear from us again. Let's meet the characters we'll be discussing.

As is our new Smackdown tradition we begin by showing you how the performances themselves begin. There's usually some point in every nominated performance when it clicks in... here's the scene that did it. That can come as early as the introduction for some characters. At the very least the intro is the springboard for every thing you'll see about the character from then on. Do these introductions scream "shower me with gold statues!"? Do the filmmakers prepare us for what's ahead? Here's how 3 of the 5 nominees are introduced in the order of how quickly they arrive in their movies.

[No Dialogue]

Immediately. Meet "Addie Loggins" (Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon)

This is the »

- NATHANIEL R

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Meet July's "Smackdown" Panelists

13 July 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '73 arrives on July 31st, just over two weeks from now. You need to get your votes in too if you want to participate (instructions at the bottom of this post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started.

The Smackdown Panel for July

Without further ado let's meet our panel who will be discussing popular classics Paper Moon, The Exorcist, and American Graffiti as well as the more obscure title Summer Wishes Winter Dreams. All of the Supporting Actress nominees this Oscar vintage were first timers and so are our Smackdown panelists.

Special Guest

Dana Delany

Dana Delany is an actress working on stage, screen, television and now internet. She was last seen starring in "Body of Proof" on ABC. In August you can rate and review the pilot "Hand of God" in which she co-stars with Ron Perlman on Amazon. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

2 July 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Brothers must have both wanted to capitalize and mock the release of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, as they’ve just created a slightly new special edition of Blazing Saddles for the film’s 40th anniversary.  There was no way (and no offense to MacFarlane) that he could match or top Mel Brooks’ film, which is hard to call his masterpiece or even the best film he directed that year.  But that’s only because in 1974 both it and Young Frankenstein were released.  Which is the better movie boils down to preference.  That said, I prefer Saddles.  The film stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn in this Western send up, and my Blazing Saddles Blu-ray review follows after the jump. Starting with the title song, everything is on point in Blazing Saddles as Brooks treats the film like a feature length Looney Tunes cartoon. »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher Board Broadway Revival of 'On the Twentieth Century'

13 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York – The long-rumored Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century is finally coming together, with Kristin Chenoweth set to step into the shoes of temperamental Hollywood star Lily Garland, a role made famous by Madeline Kahn. Roundabout Theatre Company will produce the 1930s-set musical early next year, beginning previews Feb. 12 for a March 12 opening at the American Airlines Theatre.  Scott Ellis, a frequent Roundabout collaborator who most recently directed revivals of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Harvey for the company, will stage the production. Choreography will be by period dance specialist Warren Carlyle,

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- David Rooney

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Mel Brooks discusses 'Blazing Saddles,' Brooksfilms, and the best screening ever

12 May 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So the phone rings, and I answer it, and it's Mel Brooks. That's an actual thing that happened. That's now something I can say. And even better, the 40 minute conversation that followed me answering the phone is one of my favorites in recent memory. How often do you get to talk to a comedy legend about one of the pinnacle moments of not only their career, but of film comedy in general? I was told I'd have about 15 minutes originally. Time was tight. And if you get offered 15 minutes to talk to Mel Brooks about "Blazing Saddles," you take it, right? We ended up having a really fun back and forth about that film, about films he's produced, about his partnership with Gene Wilder, and about the ways Hollywood failed the great Richard Pryor. The only reason we wrapped it up is because we had to, and it would have »

- Drew McWeeny

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Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray]

6 May 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Running Time: 1 hr 33 mins

Rating: R

Own “Blazing Saddles” 40th Anniversary on Blu-ray 5/6!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0

Plot (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video): Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little as an unlikely sheriff in the town of Rock Ridge, Harvey Korman as the villain, Madeline Kahn as a Marlene Dietrich-style chanteuse, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid and Brooks himself as a dimwitted politico. Once the lunatic film gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards– Supporting Actress for Kahn, Best Editing and Best Song.

Movie: Right now there is only one Western comedy worth talking about, and it is Blazing Saddles. Yes, this »

- Jeff Bayer

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Veronica Mars,' 'Blazing Saddles,' and More

6 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Veronica Mars"

What's It About? Everyone's favorite teen Pi Veronica Mars is all grown up. She's living in NYC with Piz and just about to snag a plum lawyer gig when she's called back to Neptune to help out her ex Logan. In typical Logan fashion, he's in legal hot water - this time around, he's accused of murdering his girlfriend. Oh, it's also their high school reunion. Fun times!

Why We're In: Okay, if you're a diehard Marshmallow, chances are you're already getting a copy of the movie from Kickstarter. But, hey, while you wait for them to be sent out, why not snag an extra copy or two?

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Ace in the Hole" (Criterion)

What's It About? Kirk Douglas stars as a ruthless reporter scheming to keep his latest scoop in the headlines. A classic film noir, »

- Jenni Miller

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A Smackdown Summer Cometh

5 May 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When I announced that The Film Experience would be the new home of the long departed series Stinky Lulu's Smackdown last summer I figured you would be thrilled. It's our kind of party. I promised Stinky we'd do at least six smackdowns if we brought it back. With four battles already behind us -- pie throwing 1952, shady and sinister 1968, warm and kooky 1980, and troubled histrionic 2003-- let's wrap it up with four more. 

Rather than announce at the end of each month, I figured we'd give you all four lineups in case you'd like more time to catch up over the hot months and cast your votes in the reader polling that accompanies each battle. Those votes count toward the final outcome, so more of you should join in. 

These annums were chosen after comment reading, dvd searching, handwringing, and also to rope in prospective panelists (to be announced later »

- NATHANIEL R

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April 1st Contest Day: DVD Give Away "My Little Pony - A Dash Of Awesome!"

1 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Calling all Bronies! Second contest of the day - My Little Pony - A Dash Of Awesome! - from our friends at Hasbro and Shout Factory. Win a copy here.  Now 20% Cooler! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome was released on March 25 from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, and it includes a sing-along as a bonus feature.Join Rainbow Dash for five thrilling adventures alongside her very best friends in all of Equestria; The episodes include May the Best Pet Win!, The Mysterious Mare Do Well, Read It and Weep, Daring Don’t, and Rainbow Falls.The first two readers to correctly answer the question below will win a copy of this DVD.The Question: In 1986, My Little Pony: The Movie - with the voices of Danny DeVitoMadeline KahnCloris LeachmanRhea Perlman, and Tony Randall, produced by Marvel, Hasbro and Toei »

- Jerry Beck

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Thn’s Top Five Muppets Movie Cameos

26 March 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Muppets Most Wanted will be breaking out this week (read our review here). To celebrate the hand-held heroes return to the big screen, we are having a look at those fleeting and oh so memorable appearances from special guest stars throughout the years. The most recent outing had a diverse bunch ranging from Sarah Silverman to Selena Gomez by way of Mickey Rooney, Feist and Donald Glover. Our list delves further back into the annals of Muppet movie memories to show you ones you might have missed. So grab your Fart Shoes and join us as we list the Top Five Muppets Movie Cameos.

5. Ray Liotta - Muppets in Space (1999)

As the gang try to break into a research facility to rescue Gonzo, they must get past a scary security guard. And when it comes to unhinged, scary dudes in Hollywood, good fella Ray Liotta is your go-to (wise) guy. »

- John Sharp

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Blazing Saddles

3 March 2014 7:16 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Mel Brooks' wildly irreverent Western spoof stars Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little as a drunken gunslinger and a black sheriff who defend a frontier town from a crooked attorney and his cronies. While taking hilarious potshots at racism and stereotypes (Madeleine Kahn's trashy saloon singer is a hoot), the film is still best remembered for its gut-busting campfire scene. More beans, Mr Taggart? »

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