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Waiting For Guffman Screens in St. Louis Next Tuesday at The Mx Independent Film Festival

23 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“We consider ourselves bi-costal if you consider the Mississippi River one of the coasts!”

Waiting For Guffman screens Tuesday, September 30th at the Mx Theater downtown (618 Washington Ave, St Louis, Mo 63101) as part of The Mx Independent Film Festival. Admission is Free!

Never has small town theater been so hysterical. Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Waiting For Guffman is one of the funniest movies ever made. Its smart humor and devoted cast all give the 1996 film what it needs to work. In the small town of Blaine Missouri (“The stool capital of the world”), temperamental, effeminate Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) is determined to get his play about the town’s history off the ground. Using all the (very) limited talent he has in the community, Corky puts on his production. Blaine’s dentist Dr. Allen Pearl (Eugene Levy), travel agents Rob and Sheila Albertson (Fred Willard and Catherine O’Hara »

- Tom Stockman

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Defending Ghostbusters II

22 September 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ghostbusters II might not have the esteemed reputation of the 1984 original, but Seb argues that it's well worth another look...

As has been impossible to avoid in geek and movie buff circles, this year represents the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters. This is obviously, of course, something to be celebrated – but amid all the fuss, it’s quite easy to overlook the fact that as a result, it’s also the 25th anniversary of its sequel.

The fact that Ghostbusters II isn’t being celebrated in anything like as extensive or affectionate a fashion as its predecessor is reflective of the poor reputation it has among fans of the first film, and indeed the wider film-going public at large. Sequels to a genre classic not being as good – and hence as beloved – as the original is of course not exactly uncommon; but whereas the likes of Back To The Future Part II »

- ryanlambie

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The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West Cast in Finding Dory

12 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Idris Elba and Dominic West, the actors who portrayed McNulty and Stringer Bell on The Wire, have joined Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList saying:

"I saw Idris recently. We’re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I’m in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire — a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

I never thought I'd see these two hardcore characters from The Wire in a Pixar film, but here they are. They join an already impressive cast that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Ty Burrell.

The story takes place a year after the first film, and is set along the California coastline.

"A traumatizing event sets off Dory’s 'homing instinct,' and the »

- Joey Paur

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The Wire stars re-team for Pixar’s Finding Dory

12 September 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After their work together in The Wire, Idris Elba and Dominic West are to reunite and lend their voices to Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s smash-hit Finding Nemo.

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo'” West revealed in an interview this week with Shortlist, “so we were recording that.”

Also set to star retuning cast Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, as well as new additions Diane Keaton (The Godfather), Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.

Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17th, »

- Scott Davis

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Dominic West And Idris Elba On For Finding Dory

11 September 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We already know that Idris Elba will be lending his distinctive vocals to Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book. But according to his former Wire co-star Dominic West, he’ll also be working on Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory.Talking to Shortlist, West revealed that he’s in regular contact with several of the actors from the much-praised HBO series and that he and Elba are both performing voice duties on Dory. We hope they've met around a microphone once or twice in the course of their work, and exchanged some chat in flawless Baltimore accents.Finding Dory, of course, will act as the follow-up to the company’s 2003 smash hit and explores Ellen DeGeneres’ character and her family. Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton are set as her parents, Charlie and Jenny, while Ty Burrell is comic whale sidekick Bailey. Oh! Oh! We speak Whale! »

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Idris Elba And Dominic West Join Finding Dory

11 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Might Pixar’s upcoming sequel Finding Dory take its characters to the mean streets of Baltimore? Almost absolutely not, but good luck getting that image out of your head now that it’s been revealed that The Wire co-stars Idris Elba and Dominic West have both signed on to lend their voices to new characters in the Finding Nemo follow-up.

West, who is starring in Showtime’s ambitious fall series The Affair, dropped the news during an interview with Shortlist, simply teasing:

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo,’ so we were recording that.”

No word yet on which characters the actors will be playing, but Finding Dory is set to take place at least in part along the coast of California, where scatter-brained regal tang Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) reunites with many important people from her past one year after the events of the first film. Along for the ride are Marlin, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Wire" Stars Reunite On "Finding Dory"

11 September 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two British stars of HBO's "The Wire" are set to reunite in the most unlikely of places.

In a recent interview with ShortList, actor Dominic West says that he and actor Idris Elba will soon be re-teaming on "Finding Dory," the upcoming Pixar animated sequel to "Finding Nemo". He says:

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters either Elba or West are voicing. They join a cast that includes returning champs Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe along with new characters played by Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell.

The film is currently slated for a June 17th 2016 release.

Source: ShortList »

- Garth Franklin

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'Finding Dory' Reunites 'Wire' Stars Idris Elba and Dominic West

11 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans keep waiting for The Wire reunion to happen, series stars Idris Elba and Dominic West are set to "reunite" on the big screen in a much different way. Dominic West revealed in a recent interview that both he and Idris Elba are voicing characters in the Pixar animated sequel Finding Dory.

Here's what Dominic West had to say in a recent interview with ShortList, where he confirmed the casting.

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters both Idris Elba and Dominic West are voicing in the animated sequel, but they join a cast that includes Finding Nemo stars Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Albert Brooks »

- MovieWeb

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Idris Elba And Dominic West Join Finding Dory

11 September 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hitting cinemas in 2016, the sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, will feature a mini The Wire reunion with two of the hit t.v. shows cast members, Idris Elba and Dominic West, lending their voice to the continuing adventures of Marlin, Dory, Nemo, and the rest of our sea dwelling favorites. Speaking in an interview with The Shortlist, West revealed that the two were cast in the Pixar sequel, but didn't go as far as elaborating on the roles they were playing. They will be joining original cast members Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, and Willem Defoe, as well as other newcomers Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton. Finding Dory is released on June 17th 2016. »

- (Tom White)

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5 less-heralded Robin Williams films

11 August 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Robin Williams’ long filmography has more than its share of high-profile roles—but IMDb lists 102 total acting credits stretching all the way back to 1977. (That first one? A pair of parts in something called Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?, which the site describes as “a comedy are comprised of short sexually suggestive skits.”) Williams’ triumphs (Good Will Hunting) and failures (Popeye) are well-known, but it’s worth digging through some of his less-heralded work to find the occasional gem. 

1. Insomnia (2002)

Williams had been an animated Disney character, a silly cross-dressing nanny, Peter Pan, and an Oscar-winner before »

- EW staff

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President Obama and more release statements on Robin Williams' death

11 August 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.

President Obama

He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) agosto 12, 2014

Susan Schneider, Wife

This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. »

- C. Molly Smith

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10 Cartoon Voices That Are Actually Impressions of Other Actors

24 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In music there are only 12 notes, so it's no wonder so many songs sound the same. But what about someone's voice? The way someone speaks is not bound by any kind of scale or music theory, rather it's the sum a person’s upbringing, their physicality, and their personality. So why do so many cartoon characters sound so eerily familiar? In this list we highlight 10 cartoon characters whose voices (and often their likenesses) are based on other actors. We also mention 5 other cartoon voices that are impressions in the bonus sections of related entries. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, these actors have been thoroughly praised by some of the best.

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) - Walter Matthau

Over the past 3 decades The Simpsons has been on the air, America’s favorite family has gone through many changes. Aside from the quality of the animation, the most noticeable »

- Eli Reyes

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Fred Armisen talks working with his friends and 'Portlandia' Emmy nods

10 July 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Fred Armisen is everywhere – Broad City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers – and now, he can add being on 2014′s Emmy nominations list to his resume.

Armisen was nominated for his acting in IFC sketch comedy Portlandia, as well as his work as part of the show’s writing team. “Even though I’ve heard the expression before, I really do truly mean it when I say it really is an honor,” Armisen told EW. “It’s like, I love TV, and I love the history of TV, so the true word for being part of »

- Ariana Bacle

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15 American Pie quotes that got us through high school

10 July 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Start to feel very old, because American Pie celebrates its 15th anniversary this week. The '90s comedy classic was an instant box office hit and helped launch the careers of its leading cast.

Sequels followed, but none of them quite managed to recapture the magic of that glorious first time. There was always something vaguely comforting about American Pie - no matter how bad we had it in school, it was never quite as bad as the experiences of Jim, Oz, Finch and the gang.

To mark American Pie's birthday, Digital Spy has collected 15 of our favourite quotes from the 1999 movie below.

Jim (Jason Biggs)

1. "You realise we're all going to go to college as virgins. They probably have special dorms for people like us."

2. "Guys, uh, what exactly does third base feel like?"

3. "I would like to make an announcement - there is a gorgeous woman masturbating on my bed. »

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21 shocking straight-to-video sequels: How many have you seen?

5 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What's the only thing worse than a sequel? The only prospect worse than paying £10 at your local cinema to have your favourite movie ruined, forever. The answer has three words. Straight-to-video.

In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.

Here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?

1. American Pie Presents: Band Camp

2. American Pie Presents: Beta House

Maybe it's the Eugene Levy factor - just why did he keep starring in all the sequels?! - but we have weird sentimentality for the American Pie home release collection. We know that they're not technically canon, »

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A Ten-Year Anniversary (2004-2014): Top 10 Cinematic Duds from Yesterday

11 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Has it actually been ten years already since we have been engaged in the realm of films dating back to 2004? A decade is certainly a long period of time to build our appreciation for cinema up until this critical point in 2014. In looking back at 2004, one can recall fondly some of the more desirable releases to come out at that time. For instance, the superb Million Dollar Baby was the Academy Award-winning film for 2004. Even the comedies that were released that year gave movie audiences cause to rejoice with such ditties as the sleeper indie hit Napoleon Dynamite and well as mainstream laughers in Mean Girls and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy.

Unfortunately for every gem there is a dud and then some. And 2004 had its share to say the least. So how about getting nostalgic and recalling some of the notable misses that were heaped on misled moviegoers »

- Frank Ochieng

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Angus MacLane Co-Directing Finding Dory With Andrew Stanton

11 June 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Cars 2 fizzled and Monsters University didn’t really offer much to Monsters Inc. fans, Pixar has proven with Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 that it understands how to make great sequels. So we’re holding out hope for Finding Dory, a sequel to Oscar winner Finding Nemo, especially because the first film’s director Andrew Stanton is back on board. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see it until 2016 because of The Good Dinosaur getting delayed and moved to Dory‘s spot, but at least we’ve got some interesting news about the film to tide us over.

While tweeting about an amusing Lego creation, Stanton let slip that Pixar veteran Angus MacLane is co-directing Finding Dory with him:

From my co-director’s clever Lego “couch” series: “@AngusMacLane: Tony Stark having a drink on a couch, in Lego.”

— andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) June 5, 2014

Yes, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Stay Tuned’ (1992)

4 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Stay Tuned

Written by Tom. S. Parker, Jim Jennewain, and Richard Siegel

Directed by Peter Hyams

USA, 1992

In 2003 the world lost a true comedic treasure; a man so funny that he was dubbed “The greatest physical comedian on the planet” by actor Don Knotts. Knotts was referring to the late, great Mr. John Ritter. With a career spanning nearly four decades in film, TV, and the stage, Ritter was an extremely talented and likable actor. He gave the world many memorable performances, most notably in the delightfully zany sitcom Three’s Company and in the ridiculously warped Problem Child films. With so many roles on his resume, Ritter became a household name for audiences worldwide. He starred in many films over the years, some notable, some not so notable. One picture that slipped through the cracks was 1992’s fantasy/comedy Stay Tuned, a wacky adventure which saw Ritter as an unlikely hero. »

- Randall Unger

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American Pie: The Wedding

27 May 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

After an adolescence memorable for sticky fillings and flute solos, Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are finally getting married. But with Stifler (Seann William Scott), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Jim's dad (Eugene Levy) on the guest list, it can't fail to be a hapless occasion. The third in the taste-pushing franchise proves yet again that when it comes to cringe-making comedy, we have a trousers-down winner. »

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Heavy Metal (1981) Review

24 May 2014 12:10 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

Heavy Metal (1981)

Director: Gerald Potterton

Writers: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O’Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie, Jean Giraud

Voice talents: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Richard Romanus, Al Waxman, John Vernon

Soundtrack artists: Sammy Hagar, Journey, Riggs, Devo, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Don Felder, Donald Fagen, Nazareth, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, Trust, Stevie Nicks

If you were a kid in a record store in the early 1980’s, you saw this poster. Our record store was poorly lit with carpet crawling up the walls where you could thumb through albums with provocative covers while your parents ran their errands. Ahh, innocence lost. I couldn’t recall an animated film like this before or since, but the most significant thing that I can remember about “Heavy Metal” is that it taught me that animation can have adult and horrific elements. This movie scared me a little. »

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