12 items from 2015
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
The Sure Thing - Shout! Factory - Blu-ray Director: Rob Reiner Cast: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Boyd Gaines, Anthony Edwards, Tim Robbins. Full cast + crew There are a few noteworthy big-budget releases from 2014 hitting store shelves this week, but before we get to those let's focus on an old gem that an entirely new generation should rediscover: The Sure Thing, directed by Rob Reiner. It was his second feature ever, and it came sandwiched right between This is Spinal Tap and Stand By Me. It's a brilliant, character-driven script with two great leads in John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga. It elevates '80s sex comedy material to some endearing levels, and the whole movie has aged remarkably well. Highly, highly recommended if...
- Peter Hall
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! We were off last week due to SXSW 2015, so new releases from March 17th *and* March 24th are covered below. If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Sure Thing Walter (John Cusack) is only in his first year of college, but he already realizes that he’s flunking at life’s most important subject — love. Well, maybe that’s overstating things a bit, but he is lacking in the romance department, so when a friend on the West coast invites him for a visit with the promise of a sure thing in the form of a hot California girl jonesing to hook up Walter sets off on a cross-country drive. The one catch is the forced presence of Alison (Daphne Zuniga) on the road trip, but Walter’s willing to risk this hellish drive for a shot at female perfection. Surprise »
- Rob Hunter
Lolly’s got some man troubles on Wednesday’s episode of the time-traveling drama Hindsight (VH1, 9/8c). So who better to seek advice from than a former Melrose Place resident who knows a thing or two about the opposite sex?
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When Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place, One Tree Hill) guest-stars as Becca’s free-spirited aunt Libby, she reveals her most important relationship rule to Lolly in the following exclusive video: “Six weeks — eight if they have a beach house — and after that, you get out! »
Mel Brooks directed such films as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," and "Young Frankenstein," but hasn't stepped behind the camera for twenty years. But during a recent interview, Brooks revealed that he may be interested in developing a sequel to his "Spaceballs" comedy. "Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about 'Spaceballs' the other day," he said. "In 'Spaceballs,' in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says 'Do you think we'll ever meet again?' and I say 'Well, I don't know... maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.' And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after 'Star Wars' comes out . maybe a couple of months later . I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on »
When writer/director Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" comedy spoof of "Star Wars" was first released in 1987, fans of the 'space opera' genre were delighted with the film, but most reviewers at the time dismissed the film as lame 'shtick', thinking the whole "Star Wars" 'thing' had run its course and best left forgotten. But the fans were right, the film was successful and now Brooks wants to mount a "Spaceballs" sequel:
Brooks was quoted on Adam Carolla's "Take a Knee" podcast, that he would love the original "Spaceballs" cast members to return for a sequel, with filming to start after the release of Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
...and Phil Hartman as 'Dink'.
But Brooks »
- Michael Stevens
With the anticipation growing by the day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters in December, the buzz surrounding this highly-anticipated space adventure may have planted the seeds for a sequel to everyone's favorite Star Wars parody, Mel Brooks' 1987 classic Spaceballs. The 88-year-old filmmaker was recently a guest on Adam Carolla's podcast Take a Knee, where he teased possible plans for Spaceballs 2, which was actually mentioned in the movie Spaceballs itself. Here's what he had to say below.
"Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says 'Do you think we'll ever meet again?' and I say 'Well, I don't know... maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.' And I'm thinking now, if I »
It’s been close to thirty years since the release of Spaceballs, so surely the chances of Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money becoming a reality has passed, right? Well, perhaps not, as Mel Brooks has been speaking to Adam Carolla on the Take a Knee podcast, and it seems he’s not given up hope on a follow-up to the 1987 comedy classic.
“I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do you think we’ll ever meet again?’ and I say ‘Well, I don’t know…maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.’ And I’m thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even »
- Gary Collinson
Internet is going crazy with the possibility of “Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money” being in the works.
Well, not so fast.
Everything hinges on retired actor Rick Moranis reprising the famous role as Dark Helmet. The Canadian actor hasn’t been in anything since he provided his voice for 2006’s “Brother Bear 2.” And he physically hasn’t starred in a movie since 1997’s “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.”
“Spaceballs” director Mel Brooks told Adam Carolla’s “Take a Knee” podcast that he’s working on “Spaceballs 2” and already approached the actor to replay Dark Helmet. The movie will only happen if Moranis comes out of retirement for it.
Here’s the quote from the podcast:
- Gig Patta
• Reese Witherspoon will star opposite Matt Damon in Downsizing. Alexander Payne will direct from a script he wrote alongside Jim Taylor. Set in the near future, the film follows a man who realizes he'd be better of if he shrunk himself. Payne, Taylor, and Witherspoon all previously worked on Election. [Variety] • The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort is joining Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener in November Criminals. Sacha Gervasi is directing. Steven Knight adapted Sam Munson’s teen-thriller novel for the screen. The story tracks two teenagers in Washington D.C. who investigate a friend’s murder, and fall in love in the process. »
- C. Molly Smith
Nickelodeon star Jack Griffo has joined the cast of “Those Left Behind,” an indie movie starring Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place”), Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”), Debra Mooney (“Everwood”) and Coby McLaughlin (“Parenthood”), TheWrap has learned.
Upon returning to her childhood home with her son to see her ailing mother, Shelly (Zuniga) must confront the demons of her past in order »
- Jeff Sneider
Remember when AOL was all the rage -- or enraged users with its painstakingly slow login process -- and it was the only way to connect to the Internet? Do you ever wish you could go back in time and relive the entire experience?
VH1 is giving you that chance when its new scripted series, Hindsight, premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 pm Et. The show will explore what happens if you could go back and do it all over again.
Watch: Jon Hamm's '90s Dating Show Past Resurfaces
ETonline has an exclusive clip from the premiere, during which we meet Becca (Laura Ramsey), who -- on the eve of her second wedding -- wakes up on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. Now, transported 20 years back in time to life in New York City, Becca must reconnect with her best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg) and convince her that she’s from the future »
12 items from 2015
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