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Film fans can be some of the most passionate fans in the world. Many cinephiles have their rooms filled and walls covered with posters, models, books, and strange odds and ends. Some of the wealthier movie fanatics are privileged (and slightly crazy) enough to take home pieces of cinema history themselves at great costs.
Robot Mafia has an inforgraph created by Joe MacFarland that details the prices of the 33 most expensive props in history. There are some obvious ones like Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Star Wars at $240,000, the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz at $660,000, and James Bond’s Aston Martin from Godleneye at a whopping $4,408,456.
The most recent prop on the list is a vial of the soldier soldier serum from 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger at $3,959. The oldest item is King Kong himself, or at least what remains of him in the form of the »
- Max Molinaro
When the “Every Simpsons Ever” mega-marathon of The Simpsons began last Thursday on Fxx, it renewed interest in a show that will go down as one of the all-time greats—but has nevertheless been struggling commercially and creatively for awhile at this point. The show’s unimpeachable heyday in the ’90s is rightfully heralded, and as the marathon got going, it was those episodes that created the most excitement. Sure, they’ve been out on DVD for some time, but rebroadcasting them in order emphasized how great the show was at its peak.
Precisely when The Simpsons began to descend »
- Kyle Ryan
Watching the below video compilation, I wondered what my own earliest onscreen memory of satisfying humor was; what movies I watched as a child that were meant to make me laugh, and succeeded in doing so. Tough; because I can't recall much, not because there weren't any, but because I just don't remember. It's been a long while since my childhood (I was born in the mid-1970s), and much of what I recall watching were lots of James Bond movies, as well as musicals like "Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady," and "The King & I." Also all those "Sword & Sandal" epics of yesteryear, usually based on biblical tales (fact or fiction), were a staple in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Fifty years ago this month, Mary Poppins chim-chim-cher-ee'd its way into cinemas. The sugary sweet spectacular was rapturously received by cinemagoers of the era and audiences are still in love with the magical movie more than half a century on from its original release.
You’ve probably watched the film a hundred times. You might even know all of the words to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." But in celebration of Mary Poppins’ fiftieth anniversary here are ten fun things that you might not know about the movie.
It took Walt Disney more than 20 years to acquire the rights After his daughters fell in love with the books Walt Disney promised he’d adapt P.L Travers’ hit story for the silver screen. However, convincing the notoriously sceptical author proved harder than he could have ever imagined and after first pursuing the project in 1938 it took more than twenty years for Disney to finally secure the film rights. »
- Daniel Bettridge
ABC debuted online today a preview of the pilot of its upcoming half-hour comedy Selfie. Were the leads of this limited but endearing sitcom anyone but the entirely charming, gifted pair of John Cho and Karen Gillan, it would fall flat. Yet, because of them, and a few hints of surprising writing nuance, it ultimately rather works.
Eliza Doolittle (Karen Gillan) is a social media guru with hundreds of thousands of online followers and (as she finds out in the pilot) no real friends. When she gets food poisoning on a flight full of her co-workers and lands herself in a completely humiliating situation, she winds up recruiting her firm’s top representation manager, Henry (John Cho), to overhaul her image. It is (very) loosely based on Pygmalion or as it’s more famously known, My Fair Lady.
My biggest fear going into this was that Eliza would not be »
- Claire Hellar
Written by Elaine May
Directed by Elaine May
Fellow Canadian cinephiles know that our local version of Netflix has a terrible wheat-to-chaff ratio. The thin library, coupled with the still-not-great Ui, makes it so that a disproportionately large amount of legwork has to be put into just browsing for movies. Then there’s what available. It’s unlikely that you’ll find a movie olden than you on the front page. This is because the collection sharply skews recent: at time of writing, approximately 0.01% of the films in the library were released before 1960. For comparison, about 58% of the films currently available were released this decade. Despite all this, though, I come here today not to bury Netflix Canada, nor to tear it a new one, but to provide fellow Canucks with a road map to navigating Netflix’s choppy waters. And with that, I welcome you »
- Derek Godin
It is set to premiere on ABC, on September 30, 2014, but the network has released the first episode of its new half-hour comedy series "Selfie," which is loosely based on "My Fair Lady" (the musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"), but set in the world of social media. Created and executive produced by Emily Kapnek for Warner Bros. Television, the new series will air Tuesday nights at 8 pm (Et/Pt). The series follows the life of Eliza Dooley (a modern day version of Eliza Doolittle), a woman obsessed with becoming famous through the use of social media platforms, until she realizes that she needs to actually find people that she can be »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The show follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a social-media maven who has thousands of followers in her internet life but no friends in her real life. To remedy this problem, she turns to marketing expert Henry (John Cho) to help her go from a technology-obsessed internet celebrity to someone who can connect with humans in the real world.
Selfie premieres September 30 on ABC. »
- Ariana Bacle
With a full season on the way later in the year ABC have opted to make sitcom Selfie‘s opening episode available to the world ahead of its TV premiere on September 30th. Unfortunately it’s only viewable to those in America via Hulu. Just as Karen Gillan’s lead character Eliza Dooley throws it all out there to her army of followers on social media, so the network no doubt hope this move will gain the show some decent advance word. Gillan herself has been no slouch in this respect, posing for a comedic nude snap by way of promotion.
Eliza has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day, she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She »
- Steve Palace
The first episode of ABC's millennial comedy Selfie premieres September 30, and now you can stream the first episode online. Selfie is a modern retelling of My Fair Lady, which stars Doctor Who's Karen Gillan as "Eliza Dooley" a narcissistic social-media addict who hires a marketing guru, played by Harold and Kumar's John Cho, to rehabilitate her image after she accidentally stars in an unflattering viral video. Watch the pilot (or just pretend to watch the pilot while you check your Instagram) on Hulu. »
- Anna Silman
ABC teamed up with Hulu for the early release of the new show Selfie. The strangely titled show is a modern take on the classic My Fair Lady. The show stars Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan plays the main character Eliza Doolittle, who is a non-respected pharmaceutical sales rep. She decides to enlist the help of a branding expert. That is where John Cho’s Henry comes into play. He will be the sound voice in her world that helps her work out her image issues. The series will have the official premier on September 30th.
The show seems to be not showing a lot of support yet. Fans have avoided the subject of the possible nightmare of being common with the supposed musical that it is inspired by-while it premiers. The show doesn’t seem to hold a lot of hope right now. Maybe that is why ABC decided »
- Sarah Peel
The latest marketing move from ABC for its upcoming sitcom “Selfie,” if nothing else, is fitting with theme.
The Alphabet debuted the pilot of the series on Hulu and ABC.com ahead of its premiere next month. The show, a modern retelling of “My Fair Lady,” stars Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame as Eliza Dooley, a narcissist who is obsessed with becoming famous over social media. John Cho plays a marketing guru who helps her rebrand her image after a video of hers goes viral, showing her there’s more to it than Facebook and Twitter — hence, the irony of debuting the show via social media.
Still, to debut a show over social media that targets Millennials is certainly appropriate for its desired audience. The show is not set to premiere on ABC for more than a month, with an airdate of Sept. 30.
- Alex Stedman
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Palicki will make her debut in Season 2’s fifth episode, with the option to return.
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"Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!"
Phineas and Ferb has had its fair share of annoying episodes, but they do have a handful of really cool ones as well. This Halloween special is sure to be a good one.
The show loves to play with pop-culture and pull on the nostalgia strings at times. They've implemented things from Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, The Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, My Fair Lady, The Little Mermaid, E.T., Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Marvel, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and more.
Pegg and Frost will fit right into this world, »
- Joey Paur
Being one of ABC’s Mistresses isn’t as easy-breezy as a stroll through the candle section at Maison Sur Mer.
I mean, imagine getting an unexpected marriage proposal from a bronzed, swoon-inducing, ridiculously sweet M.D., then heading to lunch with your three closest gal-pals and finding yourself stuck at No. 4 on the list of most gasp-inducing conversation-starters?
Video | Watch ABC’s Selfie Pilot Put a #2014 Twist on My Fair Lady
Such is the plight of poor Joss, whose sister Savi is caught up in a high-stakes game of “Pin the Blackmail on the Bitchface,” while buddy April discovers »
But why take our word for it? You can now watch the entire pilot of the freshman comedy — which is based on My Fair Lady — below, via Hulu.
Related Fall TV First Impression: ABC’s Selfie
Written by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, the laugher features Doctor Who‘s Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley, a pharmaceutical sales rep overly obsessed with outward beauty, as well as her standing in social media. John Cho (Sleepy Hollow) co-stars as Henry, a branding whiz »
Ever since the cult zombie classic Shaun of the Dead hit theaters exactly 10 years ago, many fans have been clamoring for a sequel. While that won't be happening anytime soon, Simon Pegg announced today on his Twitter page that he will reprise his role as Shaun, with Nick Frost returning as Ed for Phineas and Ferb's Halloween special on the Disney Channel this October.
Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014
Of course, it isn't known how these beloved characters Shaun and Ed will fit into the Phineas and Ferb story, but the series has a long history of referencing hit movies since the show first started airing on the Disney Channel back in 2007. The show has referenced hits such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, E. »
Photo courtesy Debbie Reynolds Studios
Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented »
- Michelle McCue
Jealousy (La Jalousie) Distrib Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B Director: Philippe Garrel Screenplay: Philippe Garrel, Caroline Deruas, Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko Cast: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant, Olga Milshtein, Esther Garrel, Manon Kneuse, Julien Lucas Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 8/11/14 Opens: August 15, 2014 In the Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” Henry Higgins notes, “The French don’t care what they do, actually, so long as they pronounce it properly.” We do, in fact, have the impression that what’s taken with some seriousness here in the States is treated more casually across the Atlantic. Bar pickups, for example. We may think [ Read More ]
The post Jealousy Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
Update August 14: Broadway will go dark: The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Lauren Bacall on Friday, August 15, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute.
One of the leading ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age died today after a stroke. The sultry, fiery Lauren Bacall was 89. MSNBC’s Thomas Robert broke the news in a tweet, and the Bogart estate has confirmed it. She was famous for starring — onscreeen and off — with Humphrey Bogart in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage and Key Largo. In one of Hollywood’s great love stories, they married in 1945 and stayed together until his death in 1957. Four years later she married another acting legend, Jason Robards Jr.; they divorced in 1969.
Related: Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death
Bacall worked in films consistently through the mid-1960s and »
- Erik Pedersen
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