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Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90.
The filmmaker's son confirmed on Sunday (August 24) that Lord Attenborough had passed away after a period of ill health.
Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014: A life in pictures
A collection of tributes to Lord Attenborough from public figures is presented below:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President Lord Attenborough: http://t.co/XnsDng7tnr
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) August 24, 2014
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 25, 2014
Greatly saddened to hear the great Richard Attenborough has left us. Such a wonderful and talented man.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August »
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- moviefone (@moviefone) August 17, 2014
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"
What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.
Why We're In: Now when »
- Jenni Miller
To get to a happy ending in a Tom Hanks movie, an innocent character has to pay the price. Here's the proof...
With the best part of $10bn banked for his movies across his career, Tom Hanks remains one of the biggest and most interesting movie stars on the planet. His most recent performance in Captain Phillips, for instance, was comfortably one of his best. And looking back on Hanks’ career, the path of increased boldness and range is easy to chart.
Furthermore, he’s achieved his successes without public meltdowns, without signs of turning into a diva, and without putting us through many poor films at all. The man is a hero.
Well, to everyone but certain characters in his movies. For, on rewatching Big, we became aware of an alarming trend: that there tends to be a character in a Tom Hanks movie whose role is to »
Katie Leung will lead the cast of the drama as Mei, who is adopted by Anglo-American parents and sets out to find out more about her original home.
Perkins and Sumpter will play Mei's adoptive American mother and British father.
Mei returns to her birthplace of Guangzhou after birth mother Liu (Mardy Ma) seeks her help in saving her son Ajun (Sebastion So).
Veteran actor Sumpter recently starred »
It was a simple idea that became famous worldwide – take the day to day lives of an average American family and transplant them to the Stone Age. A world where a pterodactyl acts as a record player and you drive with your feet – quite literally. Now producing partners Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Stepbrothers and the upcoming Border Guards) have been announced as executive producers of a brand new animated film of The Flintstones.
The 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon took the TV ratings by storm but has fared less well at the cinema, ironic given the show’s title sequence features everyone going to the pictures. 1994′s live action Flintstones movie was well-cast, with John Goodman and Elizabeth Perkins as workaday couple Fred and Wilma, but failed to recapture the spirit of the source material. However, it was a box office success so it spawned a minor sequel starring Mark Addy »
- Steve Palace
Yabba Dabba Doo! Warner Bros. bringing The Flintstones back to the big screen! Only this time around they are going to develop it as an animated feature film. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the movie, which will be written by Chris Henchy. Henchy co-wrote the script for Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis' comedy The Campaign.
I used to watch reruns of the 1960s cartoon series all the time when I was growing up. The show was set in the stone age and followed the silly lives of Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, his best friend Barney Rubble, and Barney's wife Betty. They lived in a town named Bedrock, and Fred worked in a rock quarry. They lived a modern stone age family life, and it was always fun to watch.
- Joey Paur
The Flintstones are coming back to the big screen. Warner. Bros. is developing a new animated movie about the modern stone age family with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay executive producing. The script is being penned by Chris Henchy (The Campaign).
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, The Flintstones is "set in the Stone Age and told of the antics of Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, his best friend Barney Rubble and Rubble’s wife and Wilma’s best friend, Betty. From the town of Bedrock, Fred worked in a quarry, liked to barbecue brontosaurus burgers and live the modern stone age family life."
The animated show ran for six years, from 1960 to 1966. Universal made a live-action film in 1994, starring John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, and Rosie O’Donnell. Elizabeth Taylor played Flintstone’s mother-in-law. There was also a sequel titled The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas »
- Laura Frances
Washington, May 8: Warner Bros. will be rebooting the animated series 'Flintstones' into a full length animation feature, it has been revealed.
The 1960 Hanna-Barbera animated sitcom, which showed lives of modern Stone Age family, was first adapted into a movie by Universal in 1994, starring John Goodman Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, and Rosie O'Donnell. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
A live-action, big-screen version of The Flintstones was released by Universal in 1994, fronted by John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis and Rosie O'Donnell. It was followed by prequel Viva Rock Vegas in 2000.
Warner Bros has the rights to the animated classic as part of parent company Time Warner's acquisition of Turner Broadcasting in 1996.
The original animated television series of The Flintstones ran from 1960 to 1966 and can still be seen on cartoon channel Boomerang today. »
Warner Bros has been working on another theatrical "Flintstones" movie for years. And now comes word that the studio has made the project a priority, but will make it an a full-length animated feature. Chris Henchy (The Campaign) wrote the script, while his partners Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will be executive producers. The new movie will obviously have very little to do with the 1994 live-action film that starred John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis and Rosie O'Donnell. "Flintstones" premiered in 1960 and ran for six seasons before going into syndication for decades. It had several short-lived reboot attempts, including one by Seth MacFarlane, who eventually abandoned the project after being disappointed by the script for the pilot episode. »
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are taking over the classic cartoon "The Flintstones." Warner Bros. is bringing them on as executive producers and their Gary Sanchez Prods. partner Chris Henchy to write the screenplay for a big-screen movie. The Hanna-Barbera original ran 1960-1966 and was the first animated series nominated for a primetime Emmy as Best Comedy Series. The last film effort was a live-action flick in 1994 with John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, and Rosie O'Donnell. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane signed in 2011 to produce a new TV series, but that project has been delayed. Variety. -Break- Can Fox Searchlight turn the spring hit film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" into an Oscar contender? The specialty sensation has earned $52 million in the U.S. and $140 million worldwide. Director and writer Wes Anderson is a two-time past Oscar nominee for "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Fantas..."' »
Chris Henchy has been tapped to write the screenplay. He is Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's partner at Gary Sanchez, and also wrote the script for The Campaign. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will serve as executive producers for the project, which is still in the early stages of development.
The Flintstones debuted in 1960, producing 176 episodes in its six seasons on the air, setting a record for the longest-running animated series until The Simpsons shattered that mark. The show follows Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma and their neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble, who live in the quaint town of Bedrock. No story details were given for this new version.
Our favorite modern stone age family might be coming back to the big screen.
A new, full-length animated Flintstones feature is in early development at Warner Bros. with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, sources confirm to EW. Chris Henchy, who wrote The Campaign and The Other Guys, is penning the script, according to the report first published in The Hollywood Reporter.
Animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created the beloved television show that chronicled the silly pre-historic exploits of Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles Flintstone, their dog-like dinosaur, and their friends the Rubbles. The animated prime-time »
- Lindsey Bahr
At one time, Fox was hoping to bring the iconic prehistoric cartoon family The Flintstones back to the small screen with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane behind the project. However, that attempt completely fell apart, and it sounds like a revival of the modern stone age family is dead in the water. But that doesn't mean Fred Flintstone won't be pedaling to the big screen, because THR reports Warner Bros. have set The Campaign and The Other Guys writer Chris Henchy to script a new animated feature film with Adam McKay & Will Ferrell executive producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner. The last time The Flintstones hit the big screen, it was in the form of a live-action film in 1994 starring John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell and Rick Moranis, and it wasn't very good. But maybe an animated film in an updated computer animation style like Mr. Peabody and »
- Ethan Anderton
The series ran from 1960 to 1966 and was the first animated series ever nominated for a primetime Emmy for comedy series.
Universal made a live-action movie in 1994 with John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis and Rosie O’Donnell. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to “The Flintstones” as part of Time Warner’s acquisition of Turner Broadcasting in 1996.
Warner Bros. has been ramping up its animation activity over the »
- Dave McNary
Though Tom Hanks had been around the block several times before Big hit, it’s the movie that really launched him into a top spot in the cultural consciousness. The awesome, but short-lived, Bosom Buddies managed to get Hanks some guest spots on shows like Family Ties, and 1984 kicked off a string off films that, while perhaps loved by some, didn’t exactly serve to rocket anyone to stardom – Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit. 1988′s Big put Hanks on the map in a big way, and audiences were taken by the charm, depth, and overall impressive abilities Hanks displayed in the film. This carried him through a few years of what we have to now hope were contractual obligation films (Joe vs. The Volcano, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch), to the point that Hanks managed A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, »
- Marc Eastman
I’m sitting here with Elizabeth Perkins, who starred in 1988’s Big, to talk about the making of the beloved movie now that we’re almost at its 26th anniversary. Elizabeth, thanks for meeting with me. Well, thank you. I’m a little confused why we’re talking about the film in time for the 26th anniversary instead of last year for the 25th. Right, right. Well, this didn’t occur to me last year. Oh. Okay, then. First off, I have to say that I loved you in Weeds. Probably my favorite of your roles. Thank you, that is kind. I loved my character, Celia Hodes. Me too. She deserves her own spin-off. Ha ha, well, let me know if Showtime agrees. Will do. Aside from Celia, one of your most famous roles has to be as Susan, the disillusioned workaholic who learns to love by falling in love with a 13-year-old, in »
- Sarah Carlson
‘RoboCop’ 2014 movie: Full-fledged flop at domestic box office (photo: Joel Kinnaman in ‘RoboCop’ 2014) Directed by José Padilha, and starring Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish, Sony Pictures’ $100 million-budgeted RoboCop 2014 remake opened with disappointing numbers on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Things improved a bit over the weekend, but there’s no denying that RoboCop 2014 will become a major domestic box office bomb. (See also: José Padilha hates ‘RoboCop’ 2014 filmmaking process.) According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 "classic" (as mentioned elsewhere on this site, just about anything made before 2003 is considered a classic these days) landed in third place this extended Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-17, trailing both Warner Bros.’ overwhelmingly well-received The Lego Movie and Sony Pictures / ScreenGems’ low-budget romantic comedy About Last Night. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, »
- Zac Gille
In this weekend's battle of the '80s remakes, "About Last Night" was the clear winner over "RoboCop" and "Endless Love." The updated version of the 1986 romantic dramedy opened in second place (behind returning champ "The Lego Movie") with a healthy $27.0 million, according to estimates. That was around the high end of what was predicted, but really, no one should be surprised. After all, "About Last Night" offered a textbook primer of how to remake a movie from the '80s and make it a hit. For example:
Pick a movie people liked the first time. Seems obvious, but does anyone really hold great nostalgic fondness for "Endless Love"? Critics and audiences alike snubbed this one back in 1981, when it starred the much-hyped Brooke Shields. Who was going to want to see it again, but with no buzz-worthy stars this time?
Pick a movie that fans of the original won't nitpick to death. »
- Gary Susman
Kevin Hart is already having a big year. And it could get even bigger this weekend. The comedian headlines an ensemble cast in "About Last Night," which also stars talented actors Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant in a raunchy rom-com remake of the 1986 movie. Back then, burgeoning stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore shared the screen with James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins. The plot is standard romantic-comedy fare about the trials and ...
By Craig Flaster »
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