The Groove Tube (1974)
Shapiro died Nov. 18 at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, after a long struggle with cancer, his friend Arthur Sellers told The Hollywood Reporter.
Shapiro also directed Chase in another comedy feature, the sci-fi fantasy Modern Problems (1981), which he co-wrote with Sellers and Tom Sherohman.
The Groove Tube employed a hilarious series of skits that spoofed everything from commercials and public service announcements to...
But it must have happened, because that comic book did come out, in four issues, and they were duly collected under the simple and obvious title Betty Boop. (Because, even if this isn’t the first Boop comic ever in the history of the world — though it may well be, for all I know — there’s no possibility of confusion in the marketplace with all of the other Boop collections.)
Luckily, whoever the person who had the brain-spasm in re Betty had the good sense to hire Roger Langridge to write the Boop comic. Langridge has previously translated
The most famous female cartoon star of all is back – and Dynamite has her! All-new adventures of Betty Boop (with her pals Koko the Clown and Bimbo, natch!) by award-winning writer Roger Langridge and Gisèle Lagacé. Join Betty as she works at the Oop-a-Doop Club, dreams of hitting the big-time, looks after her old Grampy… oh yeah, and Fights Ghosts! (Betty was always ahead of her time!)
Betty Boop #1 is out on October 5th, priced $3.99.
As the dust settles on the frankly manic flow of reveals and announcements from E3’s annual circus, it becomes a little easier to process exactly what’s emerged. The expo saw familiar names bubble up from the past: Fallout 4, Doom, The Last Guardian, even Shenmue III, which few could have seen coming - often to a joyful response.
E3 also saw EA Dice finally give us a look at this autumn’s Star Wars: Battlefront, Nintendo show off Super Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero, while From Software announced Dark Souls III. But as is so often the case at gaming’s largest expo, the most intriguing titles aren’t necessarily the highest-profile. Keita Takahashi’s Wattam looks like a delightfully odd gaming sandpit, while Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture,
Ever since the genesis of animated cinema, filmmakers have been trying to merge the world of pencil and ink with that of reality. In the silent film era, animators such as Max Fleischer pioneered various techniques to make this a possibility, through cartoons like Koko the Clown which, at one point, showed its titular character boxing with a real kitten. Even a young Walt Disney made his mark with the Alice Comedies, which featured a young girl interacting with various animated animals.
Films that mixed live-action with animation became increasingly more popular in the 1940s, once again thanks to the efforts of Walt Disney. Since then, there have been over one-hundred films to practice this technique. However, few have been able to stay in popular culture, and have largely been forgotten over the years. The difficulty to make a compelling film whilst combining what are two separate
Even the plot structure
First off, Locker 13 has an old-school vibe to it,
The partnership between the San Francisco-based foundation and the Dutch museum calls for the restoration and preservation of dozens of silent pics that haven’t been seen in decades. The worldwide hunt for collections of lost silent pics is part of the ongoing Nfpf and Library of Congress effort to raise awareness of how many early films have been lost to history. By the Library of Congress’ estimate, only about one-third of American silent films survive with complete prints.
See Also: Library of Congress: 75% of Silent Films Lost
Among the first 26 titles slated for preservation are are “Fifty Million Years Ago” (1925), an animated introduction to the theory of evolution; “Flaming Canyons” (1929), a tour of national parks in the Southwest; short comedies featuring Mickey Rooney (pictured), Oliver Hardy,
Peter Farrelly, who usually directs alongside his brother Bobby, is flying solo with Movie 43, which finds him helming two of the short segments that make up this anthology comedy starring most, if not every, big name actor in Hollywood. He is also a producer behind this epic tale about a down-on-his-luck filmmaker trying to make his own Movie 43 after 42 failures. Peter's segments include "The Catch" with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, and "Truth or Dare" with Halle Berry and Stephen Merchant, both of which revolve around blind dates gone bad.
We recently caught up with Peter for a chat about the film, in which he went into the history of the project, and shared some of its secrets. Here is our conversation.
Back in 2010, we got some photos of Halle Berry and Stephen Merchant standing outside of a hospital,
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Originally set up at Overture Films, the project kicked into high gear after the producers met with Relativity Media last December. The brainstorming session lead to a revamp of the central premise of the film.
There is a unifying storyline for a series of sketch comedies in the vein of the 1970s hits The Kentucky Fried Movie and The Groove Tube.
Untitled Comedy comes to theaters in 2010 and stars Gerard Butler, Chloe Moretz, Naomi Watts.
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