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6 items from 2009


O'Brien: 'Maze casting was off-the-wall'

17 August 2009 5:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Richard O'Brien has said that it was an "off-the-wall" decision to hire him as the presenter of The Crystal Maze back in 1990. The recently-named DS Icon suggested that the producers of the programme picked him as its host because of his supposed eccentricity. O'Brien told Digital Spy: "I always thought that the producers must have described what kind of a show it was and thought, 'Ooh, a bit like Dungeons & Dragons, who would be a good Dungeon Master?'. "I did say that to them and they said, 'No, no, we hired you because we liked your smile'. That worked! It was off the wall, casting me, but I did enjoy it because (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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O'Brien 'enjoyed playing horrible Nazi'

14 August 2009 5:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Richard O'Brien has said that he enjoyed playing a Nazi in upcoming spoof war movie Jackboots On Whitehall. The ex-Crystal Maze host told Digital Spy that he had recorded his dialogue for the part of SS head Heinrich Himmler in the animated puppet comedy some time ago. O'Brien said: "I have no idea what's going on, or what the storyline is, how it's shaped up. I just enjoyed playing a horrible Nazi. We all like to play a bit of a nasty (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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DS Icon: Richard O'Brien

16 July 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Before the likes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? clogged up the listings, there were much snappier titled gameshows on our screens. With a little help from Mumsy, Richard O'Brien hosted The Crystal Maze from 1990 to 1993. A fiendishly difficult programme, it combined physical, mental, mystery and skill challenges before inevitably ending in weekly disappointment in the Crystal Dome. Years before he set foot (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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What's the Story with 'Jackboots on Whitehall'?

10 June 2009 5:45 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

You know, James Cameron isn't the only one inventing technology for his movies. There's also Jackboots on Whitehall, a sort of stop-motionesque project where "specially made 'Action Man' type action figures" were made so that the action could frolic without the need for stop motion, strings, or animation. And that's only part of the reason it's so cool.

In this alternate cinematic World War II, the Battle of Britain becomes a victory for Hitler, who sashays his proud tuckus to the UK, only to get it handed back to him by the Scots. And it's voiced by names like Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard O'Brien, Richard E. Grant, and Rosamund Pike. Sounds awesome, right? (It can't be just me!) Well, it's been in stasis for forever, but might be (finally) moving forward, if vague news bits are to be believed.

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- Monika Bartyzel

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Brian King's Night Train available early (now) at Blockbuster

2 June 2009 10:36 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Even though we haven't reported on it, Night Train is a film I've been eying for while. Mostly because it's the feature film debut from Brian King, whose previous screenwriting credits include Vincenzo Natali's cyberpunk opus, Cypher, but also because I like the film's Shallow Grave meets A Simple Plan vibe featuring a dead man, a mysterious box full of diamonds and three characters who fight to keep hold of them.

The film is scheduled to hit DVD on July 14, 2009 but we just received word from the production that it's available early from Blockbuster. While I don't necessarily like plugging one particular video vendor, particularly ones who try to monopolize the distribution of films, I do like the idea of stores making certain film's available early.

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How far would you go to have everything you desire? Christmas Eve… when a veteran conductor (Glover), a young pre-med student (Sobieski »

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Night Train - Ride Leelee Sobieski's Caboose in July

29 April 2009 10:57 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

All aboard the Night Train. Next stop: a fortune in diamonds and a mysterious Pandora's box that brings out the murderous side in people. Danny Glover will be your conductor. You will be sharing a car with Leelee Sobieski and Steve Zahn. We'll even throw in Richard O'Brien in drag for free. The DVD leaves the station this July.

Night Train is writer/director Brian King's Twilight Zone-ish tale of three strangers that meet aboard a Polar Express-like train on one fateful night. Danny Glover is the train's conductor, Leelee Sobieski is a potentially lethal med student, and Steve Zahn is a scheming fast-talking salesman. When a nameless passenger dies in their car, Zahn and Sobieski discover he was carrying a box containing a fortune in diamonds and, together, they plot to dispose of the man's body and keep the box's contents for themselves. All manner of paranoia, double-crosses, »

- Foywonder

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