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Chicago – Now is your chance to experience the Chicago Film Tour during its final weekend of the season, guided by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com. Through a special promotion, If you mention the “HollywoodChicago.com Offer” when reserving your seats, you will get half off the regular price of the tour for the weekend of November 29th and 30th, 2014 (details in the graphic below). The tour departs from the “Rock ‘N Roll” McDonalds Restaurant at 600 N. Clark, in the River North neighborhood in Chicago.
The Chicago Film Tour, a comprehensive city trek based on the movies that have used the Windy City as a setting and backdrop, celebrated its sixth season in 2014. The bus tour, which travels to over 30 movie locations in Chicago, has video screens that show the actual film clips while traveling to those locations. Highlights include old favorites like “The Blues Brothers” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
“James Brown needs to think about his entire life before he plays.”
That's not how Get On Up opens, but it's close enough to the first line from 2007's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, a woefully under-appreciated comedy that should really be required viewing as a “What Not To Do” guide for anyone attempting a biopic of a musician. Alas, this film about Godfather of Soul James Brown walks into every cliché lampooned in the Apatow spoof one by one, although not necessarily in the right order.
It starts with that Cox-style pre-gig remembrance, with lines of dialogue we'll hear in the next two hours echoing around as Brown (Chadwick Boseman) walks down a long corridor to the stage. Then for mystifying reasons, we cut to 1989, to an utterly random and anecdotal »
Chadwick Boseman is on the way to Hollywood's A-list after bagging the lead role in Marvel's Black Panther movie. But before we see him as the Wakanda hero, he's front-and-centre of Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic Get on Up.
Boseman delivers an electric performance as Brown, undergoing a total transformation to play the Godfather of Soul. He walks, talks and moves like the music icon in a turn worthy of an Oscar nomination. Digital Spy spoke to Boseman about how he became James Brown.
How he won the role...
"I went in for Tate and did a work session with him. The key thing that he wanted to focus on was the older James Brown, so we actually did the scene at the end of the movie when he gives the tickets to Bobby Byrd.
"Then we did the scene at the Apollo where he meets his mother again. »
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- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
This has to be one of the most fun days of the year -- as all your favorite morning and talk show hosts dress up in some crazy costumes for Halloween.In the past, Ellen Degeneres has really outdone herself with her getups, dressing as Sofia Vergara (with a wardrobe malfunction, no less) and Nicki Minaj, but this year ... wow. DeGeneres wasn't just one person, but two, going as both George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin.Her guests also dressed up -- see Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Lowes in their costumes in the gallery above.And watch Ellen's big reveal below: The crew over at "Today" had a hard time topping their transformations from 2013 too. Who could forget the visual of Matt Lauer running through the Plaza as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch," right? But this year, they went all out as memorable characters from "Saturday Night Live."The Spartan Cheerleaders, »
- tooFab Staff
Today Show's Saturday Night Live Halloween
Today anchors are known for their commitment to Halloween – last year Matt Lauer made waves after dressing up as Pamela Anderson from Baywatch. This year, Lauer and the Today gang decided to do a full Saturday Night Live re-enactment, kicking off the show with a 20-minute segment full of classic SNL sketches. Not only that, but the segment featured an SNL player dressed up as one of Today’s own: Keenan Thompson introduced the segment in full Al Roker getup.
Can every day be Halloween?! #HalloweenTODAY pic.twitter.com/40Qi78EXAH
— Today (@TODAYshow) October 31, 2014
He was in fine fettle, charmingly cagy about things he didn’t want to disclose, but very forthcoming for the most part. He was eloquent on the importance of sound in film (“50 percent of the film’s meaning”) and other matters painterly and cinematic. In closing, I asked him the Ingmar Bergman question, prompted by Friday’s reports out of London that two documentarians found Bergman’s cache of DVDs. Among the discs were the usual suspects, like 'Sunset Boulevard.' But there were many unusual suspects — you might call them guilty pleasures — such as "Ghostbusters," "The Blues Brothers" and the Goldie Hawn film "Foul Play." I asked Lynch what surprises we might find in his DVD collection. 45 seconds of silence, followed by “That might take all night.” In a panic, I reached for the most preposterous possibility: “Any Esther Williams films?” And Lynch smiled. He told an anecdote about »
- Carrie Rickey
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2014 is quickly approaching, and as always that means a brand new installment of the Eyegore Awards. Uni just released the details, and we have 'em for you right here. Scare it up!
From the Press Release
Universal Studios Hollywood sets the stage for the eagerly-awaited arrival of “Halloween Horror Nights” on Friday, September 19, with the annual “Eyegore Awards,” honoring influential entertainment professionals for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and music industries.
For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering 500 “Halloween Horror Nights” fans a chance to attend the coveted “Eyegore Awards,” which will feature a roster of today’s leading Hollywood horror icons.
The 2014 “Eyegore Award” recipients include multiple Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker and Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead,” Galyntine, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, “Breaking Bad,” Pain & Gain, Django Unchained, Predators, The Chronicles of Narnia, »
- Steve Barton
Bill Hader has come a long way since his stint on Saturday Night Live, creating many popular characters and impersonations such as Stefon, Vincent Price and CNN’s Jack Cafferty. He is one of the highlights in such films as Adventureland, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express, and so it is easy to see why author Mike Sacks interviewed him for his new book Poking A Dead Frog. In it, Hader talks about his career and he also lists 200 essential movies every comedy writer should see. Xo Jane recently published the list for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet. There are a ton of great recommendations and plenty I haven’t yet seen, but sadly my favourite comedy of all time isn’t mentioned. That would be Some Like It Hot. Still, it really is a great list with a mix of old and new. »
- Liz Cookman
Spike Lee's film has it all. Comedy, murder, politics, a stellar R&B soundtrack, and some of the best lines in cinema history. And at its centre is Jackson, on the cusp of fame, playing DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy
- Ashley Clark
In celebration of John Landis' 64th birthday, we take a look at some of the director's most cherished films.
Today, legendary director John Landis turns 64, and in his long and storied career in Hollywood, the celebrated filmmaker has managed to create some of the most influential and beloved movies the world has ever enjoyed.
So, to celebrate and honor this iconic crafter of comedies and headmaster of horror, here are John Landis' 5 highest-rated cinematic masterpieces, based on their Rotten Tomatoes score…
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%
Directed by Landis, but written by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams – the men who brought us Airplane! – The Kentucky Fried Movie is a collection of totally random, bizarre, and downright hilarious comedy sketches. No plot to speak of, the film is just a wonderful hodgepodge of 1970s weirdness.
Rt Score: 87%
It is not really difficult in coming up with cinema siblings and assessing their impact on the films they graced with humor, horror or hedonism. Whatever the combination–brother and sister, brother and brother, sister and sister–the big screen has always produced some of the most compelling siblings to entertain or shock us as the lights go dim at the local cinemaplex.
So who do you favor as your all-time favorite movie siblings? Perhaps you wouldn’t mind brothers Michael and Sam from 1987′s The Lost Boys? Or how about sisters Drizella and Anastasia from the 1950 animated film Cinderella? Maybe you could go for the transformation of television’s Brady kids into the film version of 1995′s The Brady Bunch Movie?
- Frank Ochieng
This Sunday, June 8, marks the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters debuting in theaters, and Sony Pictures is celebrating by bringing director Ivan Reitman's paranormal comedy back to theaters this summer. The studio is also releasing a new Blu-ray set including the 30th Anniversary Edition of Ghostbusters and the 25th Anniversary Edition of the 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters 2, marking its first time ever on Blu-ray. Take a look at the packaging artwork for this new set, arriving in retailers September 16, then read on for more information.
A newly restored and remastered version of Ghostbusters will arrive in over 700 theaters across the country on August 29. The theatrical presentation is the centerpiece of Sony's anniversary celebration, which also includes special events, new merchandise and the aforementioned Blu-ray set, which will include new conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, along with deleted scenes from Ghostbusters 2.
Here's what Sony Pictures' worldwide »
Darth Vader mingled. Spider Man posed. Batman signed autographs. Comic books came to life this weekend at the bi-annual Long BeachComic Con, located in the seaside Convention Center in the heart of the city. A scaled down version of San Diego’s uber fest, it still drew crowds of geeks, freaks and fans looking to see stars, buy memorabilia, andogle some really crazy costumes. When asked what the hot cosplay of today is, the answer people atthe convention was nearly unanimous: Mystique, Jennifer Lawrence;s blue alterego in ‘X-Men.’ But few in attendance were willing to pull off thenaked-looking outfit. One woman said, ‘I’m on a diet for San Diego’ (to wear that costume). Richard Hatch of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fame signed autographswhile the 501st (Vader’s Fist the world’s leading Star Wars organization) puton realistic battle scenes in full armor and artillery. When asked about thenew Star Wars, »
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ trailer: New trailer for 2014 ‘Planet of the Apes’ film shows humans are the most dangerous apes of them all (image: Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’) The new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer is out. Caesar and his fellow genetically modified apes enjoy a peaceful existence until created-in-God’s-image apes — that’s self-delusional humans — discover the Gmo apes’ hiding place in a lush forest. Much like gays were blamed for the AIDS virus a few decades ago, the virtuous and righteous humans (Gary Oldman among them) blame the Gmo apes for a virus that all but wiped out humankind. Enter the military, ever eager to save the world for peace and happiness by way of some heavy-duty weaponry. Needless to say, I’m ardently rooting for Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his fellow Gmo apes. Check out the »
- Andre Soares
Part of the list provides a few Best Picture nominees, a number of Oscar winners, and a childhood favorite that still pops up now and again. In reality, this list could be half-full of music documentaries, but for that reason, I stayed away from them. Plus, I did my best to include only films that really are musicals in every sense of the word. Plenty of films have lots of musical components, but only true musicals have performances in the film that truly drive the story forward. The songs in movie musicals have a purpose, if there could be a true definition.
courtesy of ew.com
40. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Directed by Michael Apted
Signature Song: “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
- Joshua Gaul
Here’s the first official entry to “Summertime with the super heroes 2014″(Cap’s return last month would be considered Spring, one supposes). And it’s an old familiar masked face who got a major overhaul (re-boot, re-imagining, etc.) just two Summers ago. 2012′s The Amazing Spider-man proved to click with audiences, so the director and principal actors are back for number two (no bathroom jokes, please!). They’ve gotten the revamped origin story out-of-the-way, so it’s on to new challenges, and a new super villain. Well, things need to be ramped-up, so it’s three, count em’, three super villains from the classic comic book rogues’ gallery: Electro, the Rhino, and, returning to the big screen from the original Sam Raimi-directed trilogy, the Green Goblin. Will they triple the excitement factor from the first flick, or will they cancel out the charm factor, mainly being the romance of Peter and Gwen? »
- Jim Batts
Jump in the Way Back machine Tuesday night, May 6th at The Way Out Club! It’s Super-8 Time Travel Movie Madness featuring a slate of films on Super-8 Sound film, projected on a large screen with the science fiction theme and plot device of time travel.
The lineup includes the Planet of the Apes Pentalogy: Planet Of The Apes, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, and Battle For The Planet Of The Apes. Also in keeping with the theme we’ll show The Land That Time Forgot, Dr. Who And The Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., and a special 3-reel 50-minute edition of the 1960 time travel classic The Time Machine starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimeaux.
- Tom Stockman
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