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Funko Announces Vinyl Idolz Figures for Shaun of the Dead and Young Frankenstein

27 August 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s really hard to do horror comedies correctly, but two of our favorites are Shaun of the Dead and Young Frankenstein.  Obviously we’re not alone because in September Funko is releasing new Vinyl Idolz from both films! Read on for… Continue Reading →

The post Funko Announces Vinyl Idolz Figures for Shaun of the Dead and Young Frankenstein appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Steven Spielberg Wants Gene Wilder Out of Retirement, Likely for 'Ready Player One'

11 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Gene Wilder has many fans, but few have the same power as Steven Spielberg. With a 2003 episode of "Will and Grace" serving as the Blazing Saddles actor's last credit, the 82-year-old Wilder retains a low profile inside his retirement. When he's not slamming Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or attending premieres for Broadway's "Young Frankenstein," he keeps himself away from the public spotlight and writes books to stay preoccupied in his final years. Although, if the Bridges of Spies director has his way, that will soon change. New reports suggest Spielberg and Wilder have met in regards to a role in one of the former's multiple movies in-the-works. Which film -- and what part he'd play if he agreed -- is uncertain, but with October 16's film in the can, it has to be either a voice role in next summer's The Bfg, which is already in post-production, »

- Will Ashton

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Win Tickets To August Retro Night Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory This Thursday, August 13

11 August 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their August Retro Night on Thursday, August 13. They are showing the classic film, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.

Roger Ebert said, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since “The Wizard of Oz.” It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.”

Gene Wilder (“Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein”) stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize — if they can resist temptation.

The delightful musical score »

- Movie Geeks

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Can Steven Spielberg Bring Gene Wilder Out of Retirement?

10 August 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that director Steven Spielberg's next project, the adaptation Ready Player One, has a 2017 release date intact, many fans of the beloved Ernest Cline novel are wondering who the filmmaker will get to star. Ain't It Cool News has a very interesting rumor that claims the filmmaker is trying to coax the legendary Gene Wilder out of retirement for one of his upcoming projects, which could either be Ready Player One or his animated adaptation The Bfg. It isn't known if Gene Wilder has any interest in whatever role Steven Spielberg is offering quite yet, but one particular role in Ready Player One could be right in Gene Wilder's wheelhouse.

Ready Player One centers on a teenager named Wade Watts, who escapes his bleak surroundings by logging into Oasis, a globally networked utopia where users lead idyllic lives. The game's eccentric founder, James Halliday, dies and offers his »

- MovieWeb

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Take a trip to Transylvania in new travel promo for Hotel Transylvania 2

30 July 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Animation has released a new ‘travel’ promo for the upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which sees Mavis taking us on a tour of the spooky hotel. Check it out below…

See Also: Two new posters for Hotel Transylvania 2

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little »

- Gary Collinson

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Car

25 July 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the wake of the massive hit that was Jaws (1975), studios were foaming at the mouth to replicate its success. Of course, their idea was to take everything that they thought made Jaws a winner and put it in a different setting. Here’s a few that were cranked out by the dream machine: Jaws on Land (Grizzly), Micro-Jaws (Piranha), Jaws, Back to the Water (Orca), Jaws, Back to the Water Again, with Feeling (Jaws II) , and our flick du jour, the little engine that could, Jaws on Wheels – The Car (1977) .

In actuality, Steven Spielberg made Jaws on Wheels before he made Jaws, with the relentless cat and mousecapades of Duel (1971). However, this was 1977 and it was time for an upgrade. Released by Universal in May, The Car was (naturally) laughed off the screen by the critics, and why wouldn’t it be? A demonic vehicle terrorizing a »

- Scott Drebit

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Two new posters for Hotel Transylvania 2

22 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has debuted two new international posters for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which we have for you here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2 here

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch the trailer for the New Zealand horror-comedy ‘Deathgasm’

10 July 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The horror comedy genre has seen many lauded entries over the years, from Mel Brooks’ 1974 feature Young Frankenstein to the 2010 film Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. The latest entry in the sub-genre comes from New Zealand, as writer-director Jason Lei Howden makes his feature film debut with Deathgasm. The film’s synopsis is below.

A pack of metalhead outcasts in a small New Zealand town form a band and make the mistake of performing accursed riffs off an ancient page of sheet music, releasing total hell on their hated suburban neighbourhood. They may not love their neighbours, but they’d also prefer not to be responsible for the end of the world. Blood will spray, pinch harmonics will shriek, monsters will annihilate, and the most balls-out heavy metal horror/comedy you could ever imagine is about to shake your foundations. Bang. Your. Heads.

The film will be playing at the upcoming Fantasia International Film Festival, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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TV Review: Comedy Central’s ‘Another Period’

22 June 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s an inherent developmental disconnect in “Another Period,” a Comedy Central series that seeks to spoof programs like “Downton Abbey,” laboring to find the elusive sweet spot between a knowing send-up for those who watch such fare and a farcical take-down for those who wouldn’t be caught dead doing so. Series creators/stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome have certainly attracted a first-rate cast to assist with the silliness, only to settle for the below-the-belt aspects of turn-of-the-century mores. There are amusing moments, but the conceit ultimately seems better suited to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch than another series. Period.

Set in Newport, R.I. in 1902, the show focuses on the Bellacourts, a filthy rich family vastly outnumbered by their doting servants, whom they generally treat like furniture. Indeed, a sexual tryst is dragged out as the two upper-crust participants wait for their butlers and maids, silently standing watch, »

- Brian Lowry

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New trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2

17 June 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming animated comedy sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about »

- Gary Collinson

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Re-Viewed: Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's classic Star Wars spoof

4 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When Spaceballs premiered in 1987, four years after Return of the Jedi and with no other Star Wars films on the horizon, critics said director-writer-star Mel Brooks had waited too long to make it and that Lucas's trilogy was too easy a target. Audiences seemed to agree - the film only did moderate box office, taking just $38m on its Us run (with a reported budget of $22m) and finishing 31st in the list of hits for that year. However, it subsequently became a cult favourite on video, Laserdisc and DVD, and was popular enough to receive the full-blown 25th Anniversary treatment (complete with Mel Brooks commentary) on Blu-Ray in 2012.

Needless to say, Spaceballs wasn't Mel Brooks's first foray into parody - he had enjoyed enormous success with his previous films and had already targeted Westerns (Blazing Saddles), horror movies (Young Frankenstein), silent movies (Silent Movie), Hitchcock thrillers (High Anxiety »

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Saudi Entrepreneur Hani Farsi Opens Door for Arab Women Filmmakers

29 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While studies show that prospects for women directors are stunted in Hollywood, a program backed by a Saudi entrepreneur will create opportunities in the U.S. for Arab female filmmakers. In fact, according to the news from Cannes last week, Arab women are increasingly stepping out on the global stage in the business of moviemaking.

On May 19, Saudi philanthropist and film producer Hani Farsi announced a partnership with UCLA to fund a program that will offer three full four-year scholarships to Arab women, through the school of Theater, Film and Television, to earn graduate degrees in directing.

“I think we can bring about social change through this,” Farsi said at Cannes where, as co-owner of French distribution and sales company Le Pacte, he had eight films for sale this year, including Nanni Moretti’s “My Mother.”

Since 2007, Farsi also has been producing and distributing movies with Arab and Muslim themes via his Corniche Pictures. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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5 Horror Movies That Deserve a Broadway Musical Adaptation

19 May 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’ve written a lot about horror musicals over the years on Icons of Fright, and it would appear that I’m not the only one out there with a deep and abiding love for musical adaptations of beloved horror films.  Young Frankenstein, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Evil Dead, Carrie, American Psycho, The Silence Of The Lambs, Re-animator, and Little Shop Of Horrors are just a few horror films to get the musical theatre adaptation.  Something about the combination of campy nature of spontaneously bursting into song and blood spraying everywhere is something many of us can’t get enough of.  While I’m still waiting for Disney to get their shit together and make a Broadway version of Hercules, I’ve made myself a little dream list of horror films I hope get the musical treatment.

Night Of The Creeps

Fred Dekker’s deliciously campy masterpiece is just »

- BJ Colangelo

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New poster for Hotel Transylvania 2

8 May 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this September, Sony has debuted a new poster for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which we have for you here…

See Also: Watch the teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Random Horror Movie Questions with Bj Colangelo

30 April 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

No two horror fans are alike, and our differing tastes is a large part of why horror remains such a successful genre.  Fear is universal, but what exactly inspires that fear varies from person to person.  Over on Halloween Love, journalist John Squires tagged me in a “10 Random Horror Questions” survey that’s been circulating on YouTube.  Getting to know a writer can help you determine who’s opinion you most align with when looking for film recommendations. I challenge the rest of the Icons crew to do the same.

1. What was the first horror movie you remember watching?

My mother has always loved horror movies.  My dad was the type of person that loved to scare other people, but hated being scared. This meant that my mom would often watch horror alone, until they had me.  Thinking that I would just be too young to remember, my mom would »

- BJ Colangelo

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Why 1974 was the best year in film history

29 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. I was one of the first to select years for this particular exercise, which probably allowed me to select the correct year. The answer is, of course, 1974 and all other answers are wrong. No matter what your criteria happens to be, 1974 is going to come out on top. Again, this is not ambiguous or open to debate. We have to start, of course, with the best of the best. "Chinatown" is one of the greatest movies ever made. You can't structure a thriller better than Robert Towne and Roman Polanski do, nor shoot a Los Angeles movie better than John Alonzo has done. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway give the best performances of their careers, which is no small achievement. If you ask »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Why 1998 Was the Best Year In Film History

27 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one.   Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine?   Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth?  A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe?   It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Drac’s pack is back in new poster for Hotel Transylvania 2

26 March 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a teaser trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now Sony Pictures has released a brand new poster for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which you can check out here along with the official synopsis…

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that »

- Gary Collinson

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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