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Little Shop Of Horrors (1986) Director’s Cut Coming to Theaters This Halloween from Fathom Events & Warner Bros.

9 October 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The carnivorous plant known as Audrey II returns to cinemas this Halloween season thanks to Fathom Events and Warner Bros., who are teaming up to bring Little Shop of Horrors (1986) to the big screen with its original ending on October 29th and Halloween night:

Press Release: For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday, »

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Celebrities Share Awkward Teen Photos for Hurricane Relief

4 October 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A couple days ago on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert donated money to help Puerto Rico’s relief efforts every time a celebrity shared an embarrassing photo from their adolescence. The #PuberMe challenge was born, and the famous were eager to join in the fun. Let’s take a gander at just what our favorite celebs looked like back in the day. It’s okay to laugh, they’re sharing these of their own free will after all, and we’ve all been there. Nick Kroll He looks like a very young version of Rick Moranis doesn’t he? He at least grew into his ears,

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He’s Mean and Green! Little Shop Of Horrors Returns to the Big Screen October 29th and 31st

27 September 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

” I’m just a mean green mother from outer space and I’m bad!”

Special Cinema Event to Feature an Exclusive Interview with Director Frank Oz, Plus the Film’s Original Ending, Never Before Seen in Theaters

For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 31, at 2:00 p. »

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Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Theaters for Halloween with Original Ending

27 September 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

He's just a mean green mutha from outer space and he's Back! Audrey II is rampaging back to movie theaters around the country just in time for Halloween. Director Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors, with a screenplay and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, returns to theaters across the country with its original ending intact for a two-day special cinema event from Fathom Events on Sunday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 31.

Plus, an all-new interview with Frank Oz will play before each screening, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day. Tickets are available Now at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. So, lift up your head, wash off your mascara, because fans of musicals, horror, comedy, Broadway, visual effects and puppetry (so, pretty much everyone!) won't want to miss this: It's the first time the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors »

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Top 5 Football Films

6 September 2017 10:59 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love the sport almost as much as I love movies. When you put the two together you can get some really memorable films. Here’s my picks for top five football films.

Little Giants

It seems like each sport has at least one film made for children. Baseball has Sandlot, hockey has Mighty Ducks, basketball has Space Jam and so on. Well when it comes to football that film is Little Giants. The Little Giants »

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Batman, Indiana Jones and Other Big Movie Props Go Up for Auction

4 September 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

600 iconic movie props including Jack Nicholson's Joker costume form the 1989 Batman, Conan's sword, the infamous Indiana Jones bullwhip, and an egg from Aliens are all about to go up for sale. This is a huge collection with too many awesome pieces to list. Earlier this summer, some pretty amazing pieces of Star Wars memorabilia went up for auction, which included an R2-D2 droid used in multiple movies, that sold for a whopping $2.76 million dollars. Rick Moranis' Dark Helmet and a miniature Winnebago from Spaceballs also recently sold for some impressive cash through a different auction site.

Wired reports that the 600 items are being auctioned off through the Prop Store in London, England. They reached out to Brandon Alinger, a movie prop expert at the Prop Store, to find out where all of the pieces came from. He had this to say.

"The pieces have been sourced from a variety of different places, »

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Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and ‘My Blue Heaven’ on Blu-ray

22 August 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Rob Hunter

Plus 9 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD!

The article Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and ‘My Blue Heaven’ on Blu-ray appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey I Shrunk the Kids

3 August 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s been almost thirty years since we got to see one of Rick Moranis’s best roles in cinema, next to Spaceballs and Ghostbusters of course, and there are still things a lot of people don’t know. This movie was kind of odd and even ridiculed a bit when it came out and certainly laughed at when it produced its sequels, which bombed horribly. But the original idea was so innovative and new that people actually flocked to see it and were amazed in some part and made to laugh in others. Honestly though it was probably one of Rick Moranis’s

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey I Shrunk the Kids »

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Rebel Wilson and Josh Gad reportedly wanted for Little Shop of Horrors

31 July 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In December of last year, it was announced that Warner Bros. had tapped Arrowverse supremo Greg Berlanti to direct a feature remake of Little Shop of Horrors, and now comes word that we may be close to casting.

According to The Hashtag Show, the studio is looking at Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) as Audrey and Seymour. If rumours are to be believed, both are interested in the project, although there are no firm deals in place at present.

In Little Shop of Horrors, Seymour, a lonely shopkeeper, discovers that a mysterious plant he found only grows by consuming blood. As it matures, Seymour finds even more success and opportunities, but the plant’s increasing hunger becomes too much for Seymour to handle.

The 1986 musical comedy starred Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene as Seymour and Audrey, and was based upon the rock musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, »

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Potential ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Casting is Not For You

27 July 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

We reported back in December that Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with a new incarnation of Little Shop of Horrors, with Greg Berlanti set to direct and Matthew Robinson writing the script. This one will also be a musical, a fresh version of the 30-year old Frank Oz-directed film that starred Rick Moranis as a clumsy young man who raises […] »

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City Slickers: the behind the scenes challenges of a comedy hit

27 July 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 8, 2017

1991's City Slickers was an Oscar-winning comedy success. It was not without behind the scenes challenges...

Spoilers for City Slickers lie ahead.

Sandwiched between the two big tentpole blockbuster hits of summer 1991 was a genuine sleeper surprise. Whilst it had long been pre-ordained that the Arnold Schwarzenegger-headlined Terminator 2: Judgment Day would rule the summer season with the Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, what few saw coming was a film called City Slickers.

It came from the pen of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, the comedy-writing team who scripted 1989’s brilliant Parenthood. They co-write the film with Billy Crystal (who didn’t receive credit), who also conceived the idea for the film. And as with most unlikely successes, it had a bit of a history to it.

Crystal came to the idea in the aftermath of his success in When Harry Met Sally, »

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Chris Hardwick on the End of ‘@midnight’: ‘It’s Time to Do Something Different’ (Exclusive)

19 July 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Comedy Central’s “@midnight” premiered in 2013, it was revolutionary – a new take on game shows that combined the improv sensibilities of classics like “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” with today’s internet jargon (#HashtagWars!) that allowed some of the best comics in the business to riff on what could be found in the deepest, most bizarre parts of the internet. Comedian Chris Hardwick, who had already enjoyed gigs on MTV’s “Singled Out” and G4’s “Attack of the Show,” was the ideal host, given that he’d already made a name for himself in the online community thanks to his popular social media feed and his geek-themed website, Nerdist. Hardwick is also profiled in this week’s Variety, celebrating his 25 years in comedy.

But four years is an eon in the internet age, and it was announced late yesterday that Comedy Central would be ending “@midnight” next month with its 600th episode. But »

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Original R2-D2 Sells for $2.76 Million at Star Wars Auction

29 June 2017 9:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that the original Luke Skywalker lightsaber used in A New Hope was being put up for auction, along with a complete, "film-used R2-D2" prop and Darth Vader's helmet. The auction took place earlier this week in Calabasas, California, and while the Luke Skywalker lightsaber was expected to be one of the big ticket items, the R2-D2 unite was the talk of the auction, selling for a whopping $2.76 million. While the buyer's identity was not revealed, it was the most expensive item sold off.

The Daily Mail reports that the other Star Wars items sold for a pretty penny as well. The original Luke Skywalker lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope sold for $450,000, while the Darth Vader helmet sold for $96,000, both of which were far above expectations. The Profiles in Hollywood auction revealed in their press release issued earlier this month that »

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Daniel Day-Lewis and 11 Other Movie Stars Who Walked Away From Successful Careers

29 June 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After winning three Academy Awards and establishing himself as one of the world's greatest living actors, Daniel Day-Lewis issued a statement last week announcing that he was retiring from acting, and that the film he recently completed, director Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, would be his last film performance.

The decision came as a shock to fans of the 60-year-old actor and father of three, many of whom feel like he has a lot more to offer in the way of brilliant performances. However, he's far from the first star to retire before his or her time. Here's a look at just a few major stars, throughout the history of Hollywood, who have walked away from their careers in search of something different.

Watch: Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting, Final Film 'Phantom Thread' to Premiere This Christmas

1. Sean Connery

20th Century Fox

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Newswire: Bill Pullman had never seen Star Wars when he starred in Spaceballs

24 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Spaceballs, Mel Brooks’ beloved mixed bag of a Star Wars spoof. To commemorate the occasion, The Hollywood Reporter had a conversation with star Bill Pullman about the film’s technical details, his own nerves about taking on what was only his second major film role, and comedic conflicts between Brooks and stars John Candy and Rick Moranis.

Rick really pushed the envelope more than Mel would,” Pullman said in the interview. “I think it was a part of him being younger and edgier. Mel’s style was more ‘let’s refine the line,’ but he would let Rick riff. Rick and John had more of a conceptual style. Sometimes it would be tense. No one wants to say ‘that’s not funny’ when you’re working.”

Brooks also occasionally expressed doubts about the film’s lead, Han Solo/Luke Skywalker »

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Spaceballs 30th Anniversary Secrets Revealed by Bill Pullman

23 June 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spaceballs is now officially 30 years old and Bill Pullman, aka Captain Lone Starr, is taking a trip down memory lane. Spaceballs was director Mel Brooks' first movie in 6 years and wasn't exactly going to be a Star Wars parody at first. Rumor has it that the idea for the movie came from an annoyed Brooks when somebody asked what the name of his next movie was going to be. When asked, Mel Brooks yelled out "Planet Moron!" in an annoyed tone, which then ignited the idea to start working on a space adventure.

Bill Pullman recently talked with the Hollywood Reporter about working with Mel Brooks, blue screen blindness, and the comedic brilliance of Rick Moranis, as well as the late John Candy. Pullman admits that he never saw the original Star Wars trilogy before taking the role of Captain Lonestarr, who is based off of Han Solo. He explains.

"I missed it the first time around, I just needed Mel to tell me what was going on. I didn't need to see Star Wars to know what the whole thing was."

Pullman said that Brooks had a hard time with the Lone Starr character because there was no obvious "shtick" or something that was easy to pull from, so they collaborated on the character together. Pullman also mentions that Mel Brooks is the master of the 5-minute power nap and that the director was always fool of energy after said nap.

Bill Pullman recalls that everybody on set had to wear sunglasses in between takes to supposedly protect their eyes from the blue screen. It was 1987 and apparently there was a "belief that the blue screen was bad for your eyes," so the actor remembers everybody on set wearing the sunglasses for a time, but ditching them midway through the production because "it was so hard to work the comedy in between takes when everybody was wearing sunglasses."

Spaceballs also starred Rick Moranis, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, and Joan Rivers. Pullman remembers the comedic timing and patience of John Candy (Barf) who had to wear animatronic ears and an animatronic tail. Candy was forced to adapt his style of acting to his costume. Pullman had this to say.

"He wanted to play it a certain way, Mel wanted it a different way and then he had to deal with the mechanical issues of the ears and tail. John's sense of comedy was so ephemeral, it was these shy, short moments and there was real difficulty delivering that while trusting the ears and wanting more control over the tail."

Pullman also spoke about Rick Moranis who portrayed Dark Helmet and his ability to improvise his lines and how Brooks and Moranis worked together.

"Rick really pushed the envelope more than Mel would. I think it was a part of him being younger and edgier. Mel's style was more "let's refine the line," but he would let Rick riff. Rick and John had a more conceptual style. Sometimes it would be tense. No one wants to say "that's not funny" when you're working."

Mel Brooks originally wanted Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks to play the role of Captain Lone Starr, but in the end he went with Bill Pullman who had only been in one movie up until that point and was relatively unknown. The choice worked well for both Pullman and Brooks as the movie has become a cult classic and regarded as one of Brooks' best movies. 30 years later and the demand is still there for a sequel, which Brooks is reportedly talking about doing, but no other information has been given at this time of writing. Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money? The Schwartz Awakens? Hopefully we find out sooner than later. »

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Newswire: Rick Moranis’ Spaceballs helmet is up for auction

9 June 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

We write about movie memorabilia auctions quite a bit around here, from Michael Keaton’s original Batsuit, to the jacket Patrick Swayze wore in Dirty Dancing. But few of these offerings have ever managed to fill us with the clawing, insatiable need to get in there and Buy That Thing that’s currently brewing in our hearts, courtesy of a new sale written up by The Hollywood Reporter. What’s causing our sudden case of avarice? A couple of items from Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof Spaceballs, including the Dark Helmet helmet worn by Rick Moranis in the 1987 film.

The massive plastic helmet—which, according to a 2015 interview with the ever-charming Moranis, was actually pretty light—is currently going for $12,000, with several weeks left to drive bidding up. Meanwhile, auction site Invaluable is also selling one of the miniature flying Winnebagos used in filming, complete ...

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Spaceballs Winnebago and Rick Moranis' Helmet Go Up for Auction

9 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You can own a few very important pieces of Spaceballs history if you happen to have an extra $30,000 stuffed in your mattress. While Mel Brooks is trying to get Spaceballs 2 into production you can head over to Invaluable to bid on Dark Helmet's headpiece that actor Rick Moranis actually wore in the movie and a miniature replica of Lone Starr's flying Eagle 5 Winnebago that was also used in the movie. This is important and needs to be treated as such; pool together some cash with your friends and family and make this happen.

Moranis was asked about the whereabouts of his iconic helmet that he wore in Spaceballs and he said that he didn't know, then joked that it was probably in the Smithsonian. The Canadian comedian was wrong, the 20" round by 14" tall plastic helmet is currently residing in Calabasas and it's up for auction through Invaluable. The helmet was »

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Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas' McKenzie Brothers to Reunite for Benefit Show

3 June 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas will revive their beloved Sctv characters the McKenzie Brothers for the first time in a decade at a July benefit concert in Toronto.

Bob and Doug McKenzie, who hosted a fictional TV show in their native Canada in the popular sketch, will reunite at Second City, with the duo delivering a live version of their Great White North talk show onstage.

The July 18th benefit will also feature Martin Short, as Jiminy Glick, interviewing a surprise guest, plus appearances by Sctv and SNL vets like Dan Aykroyd, »

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Rick Moranis Is Back for a 'Strange Brew' Reunion

3 June 2017 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

What movie fan doesn't miss Rick Moranis? The star of such favorites as GhostbustersSpaceballsLittle Shop of HorrorsParenthoodMy Blue Heaven and the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise has been absent from the screen since the 1997 direct-to-video sequel Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. He was last heard in the 2006 direct-to-video animated movie Brother Bear 2.  While he hasn't exactly been retired completely (he's been putting out music albums as recent as 2013), he has been laying low in the decades since his wife's death from breast cancer in 1991. He's claimed he's mostly just been picky. That was his reason for not participating in last year's Ghostbusters remake, which...

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