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Kind-hearted Zoe (Kerry Knuppe) is having a tough time. Her mother is heavily medicated. Her step-father is a molester. She works at a convenience store to put herself through college, where she is receiving unwanted attention from a professor, and one of the store’s regulars, a homeless woman nicknamed Ms. Mae (Willow Hae), is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Before Ms. Mae dies, she passes along a curse to Zoe which gives her a witch’s mark on her skin and the unwanted protection of a murderous gnome (Verne Troyer).
- Rachel Kolb
Disney is developing a project loosely based on their 1940 animated classic Pinocchio, bringing on screenwriter Peter Hedges (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) to write the screenplay. This is the third live action adaptation of an animated movie that Disney has put into development over the past week, following Mulan and Winnie the Pooh. The studio has also announced new live action versions of Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast over the past few months.
The story of Pinocchio originated with author Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, following a boy made out of wood who ultimately gets his wish to become a real human, but each time he tells a lie, his nose grows longer and longer. Peter Hedges' take on Pinocchio is said to be inspired by the original story, but no specific plot details were given. Director Guillermo del Toro is currently developing his own version of Pinocchio, »
Verne Troyer is on the mend! The 46-year-old actor was hospitalized Saturday "for precautionary measures," his rep told E! News in a statement, adding that "all tests came back normal and [he] then left shortly after that." Troyer, who rose to fame back in 1999 playing "Mini-Me" in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, is "doing fine," added his rep, noting that he returned to The Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Texas, the same day. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Troyer suffered a seizure Saturday which resulted in his brief hospitalization. The actor himself declined to mention the specific nature of his health scare, but he did personally reassure fans on social media he was »
Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini Me in the “Austin Powers” films, is on the mend after suffering a seizure at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Texas. “I’m sure you guys have heard some news that I went to the hospital,” the actor said in a video posted late Saturday on Twitter. “But I just want to reassure you and let everybody know that I’m doing fine. I was there for maybe a couple of hours, did some tests and now I’m here at the hotel.” Troyer promised in the video »
- Anita Bennett
Verne Troyer who is famously known for his role as “Mini Me” in the Austin Powers franchise, fell ill during an appearance at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Witness say he was struggling to breath and was rushed to the hospital.
Late last night, Troyer posted a video reassuring his fans that he is doing well.
“I’m sure you guys have heard some news that I went to the hospital,” the actor says. “But I just want to reassure you and let everyone know that I am fine.”
Watch his full video below.
Thanks again guys! See you tomorrow at @thehotcon pic.twitter.com/Xj12MgZEkq
— Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) March 22, 2015
- Kyle Hodge
Verne Troyer was hospitalized on Saturday after he suffered a seizure at Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, TX. As news of the actor's health scare spread, the Austin Powers actor addressed his condition on Twitter. "Everything's ok guys. Thanks for the concern," he wrote. According to reports, Verne's rep reiterated the statement and said that his test results came back normal. Everything's ok guys. Thanks for the concern — Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) March 21, 2015 »
Actor Verne Troyer was taken to the hospital following a seizure in Texas, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Troyer suffered the seizure Saturday while attending the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco. His rep tells THR that he was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. His test results came back normal, and he is currently doing fine, the rep added. Read More 'SNL' Castmembers: Exclusive Portraits of Mike Myers, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg (Photos) "Everything's ok, guys. Thanks for the concern," Troyer tweeted after the incident. The 46-year-old actor is best known for playing
- Ryan Gajewski
Verne Troyer was taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure during a fan meet and greet in Texas...TMZ has learned. Verne was at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco on Saturday when the seizure struck. Witnesses say Verne was struggling to breath, and TMZ has spoken to his rep who tells us he was transferred to a hospital as a precautionary measure. The rep says he went through a battery of »
- TMZ Staff
Verne Troyer was taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure while attending the Heart of Texas Comic Con on Saturday, Mar. 21, the Hollywood Reporter confirms. The Austin Powers actor has since tweeted an update on his condition. "Everything's ok guys," the 46-year-old wrote shortly after the news broke. "Thanks for the concern." Troyer's manager adds to Us Weekly that he went to the hospital for precautionary measures and all tests came back normal. No other information has been provided. The Michigan native is best known for playing [...] »
CW has released their prime time line up for the week of March 30th and it will be a strange week. With new episodes becoming limited as we approach season finales, CW is filling in the gaps with a few random choices. Such The Flash taking a big chunk of that week with other mixes of new and old episodes network wide. However, they will take a child friendly approach on April 3rd with Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Random? Yes, very much so! Here is the official listing that kindly provided us all with.
Monday, March 30
“I Love You, Goodbye” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
The Big Day — With the final preparations for her union to Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) underway, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) begins to question whether the ritual will actually work. After arriving to the compound, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has a »
- Sarah Peel
Some films just shouldnt be made. Plain and simple. Furthermore some films shouldnt garner the time of critics to analyze them. Gnome Alone is one of those movies but for the sake of all the Verne Troyer fans out there we here at BestHorrorMovies will indeed provide you with what insight we can about this terribly pieced together mockery of a film. And do believe this is a complete farce. Its now very evident that Troyer is hunting for a payday its just quite unfortunate that hed stoop to levels this low. Such is life at the end of the day everyone has to make a living... even if it means degrading all past accomplishments. »
Quick…name a favorable film where the landscape is run by (or at least partially include) the demographic of little people as part of the instrumental storyline? C’mon…it should not be that difficult, okay? If you want to mention say Darby O’Gill and the Little People then that would fine. How about Bad Santa or Poltergeist for that matter?
In That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People we will take a look at some of the mini megastars that inhabited these movies and contributed their fair share of entertainment value to the on-screen proceedings. The debate as to whether some of these selected films featuring these pint-sized performers are considered positive, exploitative or dismissive are not up for discussion (although one of these considerations could apply in the minds of a few folks). Instead, we want to celebrate the inclusion of »
- Frank Ochieng
Even though you’re probably searching for redemption after last year’s disastrous reboot of the Leprechaun franchise, don’t assume Gnome Alone will provide the cheeky pint-sized fun that Dylan Postl and company failed to deliver. Copying the Celtic horror franchise almost verbatim, directors Timothy Woodward Jr. and John Michael Elfers enlist Mini-Me himself to play a pervy little gnome who lusts for blood and timely death-related zingers (sound familiar?).
Unfortunately, there’s no horror to be found as Verne Troyer hobbles around dressed like an angry lawn ornament, barely standing up to your kneecap, but a few genuine laughs are available for those who love a good tongue-in-cheek death scene oozing with B-Movie antics. It’s certainly nowhere near as horrid as Leprechaun: Origins, but then again, that’s like comparing apples to rotting, festering oranges covered in mold, flies, and shit – Anything would be better. Well, Gnome Alone is your Anything. »
- Matt Donato
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