5 items from 2009
National Lampoon’s Animal House finally returns to UK cinemas, 31 years since its original release in 1978. With a legendary performance from John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, this is the comedy that started it all – Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and the rest of the Hollywood Frat Pack are in its debt!
Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst) are freshman in college in 1962 and want to join a fraternity. After visiting several, including the snobby Omega house, they come to the Delta house pledge party. Here they meet handsome, compulsive womanizer Otter (Tim Matheson), his adventurous best friend Boone (Peter Reigert), Boone’s girlfriend Katy (Karen Allen), the daring thrill-seeker D-Day, the responsible Hoover, and the unforgettable Bluto. »
- David Sztypuljak
Ray Park attending the 2009 Fall Hollywood Show at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Tiffany attending the 2009 Fall Hollywood Show at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Charisma Carpenter attending the 2009 Fall Hollywood Show at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Billy Mumy and Mira Furlanattending the 2009 Fall Hollywood Show at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. 10/11/2009 - Billy Mumy, Stephen Furst, Patricia Tallman, Mira Furlan, Claudia Christian, Andrea Thompson, Julie »
- James Wray
Curmudgeon Films has acquired screen rights to the story of Bob Lazar, who claims to have worked at S4, a secret military base near Area 51, where he examined alien spacecraft recovered by the U.S. military.
Lazar left the project in 1989 and recounted his story to Las Vegas reporter George Knapp.
A screenplay tentatively titled "S4: The Incredible True Story of Bob Lazar," is being written by Kenneth Yakkel for Curmudgeon and producer Stephen Furst, who most recently was one of the producers of "My Sister's Keeper."
Lazar's story has interested other producers over the years. Put into turnaround in 1993 by Guber-Peters Prods., it was picked up by New Line, which subsequently let its option lapse. »
- By Gregg Kilday
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
In honor of The Hangover (Due out June 6) many of you will get this weekend, The Scorecard Review presents the Top 7 Drinking (Beer/Wine/Alcohol) Movies.
As always, there is certain criteria to get on this list:
1. Alcohol must play a prominent role.
2. The movie makes you want to reach for a drink.
Based on this, we’ve got some cuts to make before we start. Leaving Las Vegas you’re out. The destructive, slow death of alcoholic Ben (Nic Cage) is a sad, well-done film. Plus, adding Elisabeth Shue as hooker is brilliant casting. But this movie is about pain, and while everyone should realize drinking has a dark side, let’s not talk about that here, Ok?
- Jeff Bayer
While MGM’s recent Pumpkinhead DVD celebrates one of Stan Winston’s greatest triumphs outside of his usual role of FX creator, this new disc reveals a chapter in his filmmaking history that has gone, if not unseen, than largely unacknowledged. One reason for that is the fact that while Winston shares a story billing on the actual movie with fellow makeup master Tom Burman and director Peter Foleg, the writing credits in The Unseen’s ad and press material, and thus almost all of the film’s reviews, and even the billing block on the DVD case cite Foleg and three different co-scribes (among them Texas Chainsaw Massacre veteran Kim Henkel). Add the fact that “Foleg” himself is actually a pseudonym for Danny Steinmann, who would go on to direct the fifth Friday The 13th, and there’s the clear suggestion of a creative history as tortured as any of the onscreen victims, »
5 items from 2009
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