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Frankenstein Double Feature: Bride Of Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein Oct. 20th at Washington University

9 October 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We belong…Dead!”

Please join Washington University’s Film and Media Studies and the Center for the Humanities as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a free screening of Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Young Frankenstein (1974). The event takes place at Brown Hall, Room 100, Washington University in St. Louis Friday October 20th, 2017 at 7.00 pm. This is a Free event and there will be free popcorn and soda there as well. 

Two hundred years have passed since Mary Shelley, the British novelist and dramatist, published her novel Frankenstein. Since that moment, her creation has not only caused a big impact in the literary world, but also in cinema, an art that was not even alive when the monster was born. In celebration of Frankenstein’s upcoming birthday, Film and Media Studies and the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis is organizing a free »

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Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made in Today’s ‘Stupidly Politically Correct’ Culture

23 September 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blazing Saddles” may be a groundbreaking comedy, but director Mel Brooks doesn’t think Hollywood would make the iconic Western parody in this current “stupidly politically correct” climate.

The Oscar winner discussed PC culture in a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, calling it “the death of comedy.”

“No, no, I mean maybe ‘Young Frankenstein.’ Maybe a few. But never ‘Blazing Saddles,’ because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy,” he said when asked if he thinks he could get films like “Blazing Saddles,” “The Producers,” or “Young Frankenstein” made today. “It’s okay not to hurt feelings of various tribes and groups. However, it’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering into the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior.”

Blazing Saddles,” a Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, starring »

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Mel Brooks Says ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Get Made Today Because Political Correctness ‘Is the Death of Comedy’

23 September 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blazing Saddles” has long been considered an all-time-great comedy, as have several other movies directed by Mel Brooks. In a new BBC Radio 4 interview, the revered actor and filmmaker was asked whether he thought he’d be able to make such films as “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers” today. His response touched on a hot topic in the comedy world of late: political correctness.

Read More:Mel Brooks Jokes With President Obama as He Receives Medal of Arts at White House

“Maybe ‘Young Frankenstein,’ but never ‘Blazing Saddles,’” said Brooks. “Because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy. It’s okay not to hurt feelings of various tribes and groups. However, it’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior. »

- Michael Nordine

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Artist Orlando Arocena Creates Cover Art for Horror Film Blu-rays & DVDs from Twentieth Century Fox & MGM

12 September 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This Halloween season, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and MGM are celebrating the season early with imaginative cover art for 19 horror films by artist Orlando Arocena, including Poltergeist (2015), 28 Days Later, and The Return of the Living Dead.

Press Release: Treat yourself to hours of frightful fun with this exclusive Halloween Collection of 19 thrilling, chilling films with limited-edition art packaging by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Arocena. Utilizing vibrant colors and a fervent imagination, Arocena’s striking cover art creations add the perfect touch of terror to these haunting horror titles. Choose your favorite Halloween hits, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars, and start planning a killer movie night that’s sure to be a scream. It’s an eye-popping, spine-tingling collection to die for!

Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena’s designs.

Films available in the exclusive Halloween »

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20th Unleashes 19 Halloween Classics with New Cover Art

3 September 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Treat yourself to hours of frightful fun with this exclusive Halloween Collection of 19 thrilling, chilling films with limited-edition art packaging by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Arocena. Utilizing vibrant colors and a fervent imagination, Arocena’s striking cover art creations add the perfect touch of terror to these haunting horror titles. Choose your favorite Halloween hits, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars, and start planning a killer movie night that’s sure to be a scream. It’s an eye-popping, spine-tingling collection to die for!

Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena’s designs.

Films available in the exclusive Halloween collection include:

28 Days Later Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Black Swan Carrie (1976) Child’s Play Devil’s Due The Fly (1986) From Hell The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Jeepers Creepers Jennifer’s Body Joy Ride Killer Klowns from Outer Space The Other Side of the Door »

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Thomas Meehan, Writer of ‘Annie,’ ‘Hairspray’ and ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 88

22 August 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Thomas Meehan, the Tony Award-winning writer of “Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers,” has died at the age of 88. Meehan’s collaborator Martin Charnin confirmed the news to Playbill on Tuesday. “It’s a great loss. It’s incalculable. I have a huge hole in my heart right now,” he said. Meehan holds the distinction of being the only writer to have written three Broadway shows that ran for more than 2,000 performances. He earned Tonys for all three of those works, “Annie” in 1977, “The Producers” in 2001 and “Hairspray” in 2002. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) His other credits include “Young Frankenstein, »

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

22 August 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, »

- Jordan Raup

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Now Casting: Grab a Role in the Action Film ‘Serpent’ + 3 More Gigs

4 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Today’s casting roundup is filled to the brim with a variety of stage and screen roles! The action feature film “Serpent” is currently casting several supporting, day player, and background roles for its September shoot in L.A. There are also a large variety of roles in “Young Frankenstein,” a short film about a possession, and a currently-untitled short film series. “Serpent”The action feature “Serpent” is currently casting. Male and female talent aged 18–70 are sought for several supporting, day player, and background roles, including CIA and jail security, a cleaning lady, and a university professor. There is also a day player role available for a young female actor ages 6–8. Talent must speak Chinese (all lines are in Chinese only). The film will shoot in Sept. in the L.A. area. Pay is Tbd based on the role. Apply here!  “Young Frankenstein,” Open CALLAn Anaheim production of the Mel Brooks »

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Siempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes Her

31 July 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Siempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerSiempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerKurt Anthony7/31/2017 10:20:00 AMWe would like to talk about….Madeline Ashton.

Actually, we’d like to talk about Death Becomes Her! The iconic dark comedy celebrates its 25th anniversary today and we could drop dead from excitement!

Death Becomes Her made its theatrical debut on July 31, 1992, turning heads as it reached the number one spot at the box office upon its release. Along with the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the film has since gone on to earn over $149M worldwide, thus achieving its immortal status as a cult classic.

Under the killer direction of Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Death Becomes Her features a frighteningly talented cast (Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini), otherworldly special effects, and satire »

- Kurt Anthony

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Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

3 July 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“They said you was hung!”

“They was right!”

Mel BrooksBlazing Saddles screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 7th and 8th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’  Midnight series.

I showed the condensed Super-8 version of Blazing Saddles, appropriately enough, at my Super-8 Politically Incorrect Movie Madness show a few years ago at The Way Out Club and there are enough N-words in the 18-minute edit alone to make Paula Dean blush, but damn, this movie just keeps getting funnier as it ages!

Blazing Saddles is my favorite Mel Brooks comedy. Yes, even more than Young Frankenstein – it’s hard to believe Brooks produced both yuk-fests the same year. I just watched his 1977 follow-up High Anxiety on 16mm last weekend for the first time since it was new and Yikes! – I see why it was a critical disaster – didn’t laugh once! »

- Tom Stockman

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Review: "Frankenstein: The Real Story" And "The Real Wolfman"'; History Channel DVD Release

3 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Sara Reineke

Behind every ghoulish, nightmarish creature brought to life on the silver screen, there are stories that blur the line between history and myth. In this grey area of human history, we are forced to question the limitations of man and contemplate the possibility of the impossible. Two such stories are explored in the History Channel’s double feature DVD release of Frankenstein: The Real Story and The Real Wolfman.

The Real Wolfman (2009) follows a two man investigation team who’ve traveled to France to search for the truth behind the accounts of the fabled “Beast of Gevaudan.” The first half of this unlikely pair of investigators is a cynical, retired New Jersey cop of 25 years. He plans to use modern criminal analysis to prove it was a flesh and blood human behind 102 killings in the summer of 1764. His partner is an experienced crypto-zoologist whose deep knowledge of »

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New to Streaming: ‘Zodiac,’ ‘Dressed to Kill,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ and More

2 June 2017 4:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski)

The asylum-based film is a fairly interesting mini-genre to deconstruct. These movies almost always deal with perceptions of reality, questions of the self, and an innate fear of those in positions of power who operate in worlds of the ethereal. The question of the protagonist’s madness is almost always central, and the uncertainty over whether their paranoia is unfounded or justified is »

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What to Watch on Netflix Before They Leave in June 2017

30 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

5) This Is Spinal Tap – While it’s true that most comedies tend to fall flat for me, certain movies – the undisputable classics that have made movie-goers laugh for generations – always seem to hit home for me.  Whether it’s a parody like Young Frankenstein or something as over-the-top as The Blues Brothers, it takes a certain kind of movie to make me belly-laugh with the best of them.  This Is Spinal Tap just so happens to be that kind of comedy. To the uninitiated, it’s hard to nail down what exactly makes the movie funny.  The jokes are

What to Watch on Netflix Before They Leave in June 2017 »

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Mel Brooks says MGM is interested in Spaceballs 2

28 May 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been teased since the release of the first movie back in 1987, and it seems that Mel Brooks still hasn’t given up hope of making Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money a reality, with the filmmaking stating that the renewed interest in Star Wars may pave the way for the long-awaited sequel.

Speaking at a Q&A for Young Frankenstein, Brooks said that: “Well, you know, I’m doing it. MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of Star Wars, Rogue One, The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars explosion. They think maybe, so we’re talking.”

So… will there be a Spaceballs 2?! #MelBrooks says… pic.twitter.com/Ei89hTJLD7

— njpac (@Njpac) May 21, 2017

Brooks has been talking up the possibility of Spaceballs 2 for a couple of years now, but sadly it doesn’t seem to be any closer to coming to fruition.

Still, we do have »

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Spaceballs 2 may finally be taking off thanks to Star Wars

24 May 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

With word this week that Tom Cruise is set to begin production on Top Gun 2 very soon, news on another long-awaited sequel has arisen that could see a classic comedy get the follow-up it has already “suggested”.

In a recent Q&A with comedy legend Mel Brooks, which followed a special screening of his classic Young Frankenstein, the writer/director/producer spoke at length about the film and about his career on the whole and chat soon turned to another film in his repertoire – 1987’s Spaceballs.

The film, which co-starred Brooks, was a spoof of Star Wars and grossed just over $38million from a $22million budget and this isn’t the first time a sequel has been talked about. Indeed, in the film itself, the Yoda-spoof character Yoghurt speaks to Bill Pullman’s Lone Starr (aka Han Solo) and says the two may “meet again in »

- Scott Davis

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Mel Brooks Says 'Spaceballs 2' Is Still Possible

23 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Once upon a time, Mel Brooks was a mighty force in comic cinema. Beginning with The Producers in 1967, he directed a string of very funny movies, reaching an early crescendo with Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, both released in 1974. The movies that followed -- Silent Movie, High Anxiety and History of the World: Part 1, may have been a step down in consistency and popularity, even though they were still hilarious. In 1987, he faced his toughest challenge yet, making fun of popular sci-fi movies (mostly the original Star Wars trilogy) in Spaceballs. The intentionally low-budget look and feel of the movie was, of course, part of the joke (watch the clip above), and Brooks was spot-on with much of the humor, which ridiculed the costumes, the portentous dialogue, silly...

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Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’

23 May 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has announced the list of films that will be available to stream in June. The list includes new never-before-seen original films, as well as documentaries, comedies, animated titles and some classic movies.

1. “The Sixth Sense” (available June 1)

M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 classic tells the story of a boy who communicates with spirits and the psychologist who tries to help him. The film stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

2. “Saving Banksy” (available June 2)

The documentary follows a New York-based art collector as he attempts to save the street work of graffiti artist Banksy. The film features interviews with some of the top names in the street art and graffiti world, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels “Shoe” Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera, and Glen E. Friedman.

3. “Shimmer Lake” (available June 9)

The Netflix original drama follows a local sheriff as he attempts to solve the mystery »

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Mel Brooks On Spaceballs 2: 'MGM Is Slightly Interested'

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ever since Disney brought Star Wars back in 2012, rumors have popped up from time to time about a sequel to Mel Brooks’ classic Spaceballs. During a Q&A following a recent screening of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks spoke briefly about the possibility of a new Star Wars parody film:

 “MGM is slightly interested in doing it.” Said Brooks, “So we’re talking. Who knows?”

While there is certainly nothing concrete there, Brooks did seem excited about the project and sounded optimistic about the film being made. Brooks also said the studio is looking at the success of the Star Wars movies as a factor in the decision whether or not to move forward. Considering the current state of Star Wars fandom, there probably isn’t a better time to bring back Spaceballs. The world also needs another Mel Brooks parody, the last film made that was written by Brooks was the 2005 remake of The Producers. »

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Mel Brooks Is Definitely Having Discussions About Spaceballs 2

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Actor, writer, director, producer, and all-round showman Mel Brooks is a bona fide icon of comedy and cinema – and with good reason. He has, over the course of his 68-year career, delivered such classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety. But it’s another two, very different films of his that have combined to bring us some welcome news today, as the filmmaker discussed Spaceballs 2 at a screening of Young Frankenstein.

The screening took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 21st, and Brooks was on hand for a Q & A session afterward. During this event, he was asked about the likelihood of a sequel to 1987’s Spaceballs, and Brooks confirmed that discussions are underway.

“Well, you know, I’m doing it. MGM is slightly interested in doing it because of the new Star Wars… They think maybe, so we’re talking.”

So… will »

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Spaceballs 2: Mel Brooks confirms he's in talks

23 May 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard May 23, 2017

As the Star Wars franchise continues to roar back to life, a sequel to its original parody movie edges closer...

To many 80s geeks, Mel Brooks' Star Wars parody film Spaceballs is as iconic as the movies it makes fun of. Back then, it somehow made some kind of off-kilter, delicious sense for a young Bill Pullman to be zipping through the galaxy in a Winnebago space ship accompanied by a mog (half-man half-dog) called Barf, reluctantly rescuing a spoiled princess along with her Joan Rivers-voiced robot, and becoming skilled in the ways of the Schwartz.

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The film was also pretty meta for its time, even featuring a scene where writer/director Brooks showed off merchandise for the inevitable sequel, Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money. An »

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