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MTV News Doles Out Our Christmas Movie Awards

25 December 2009 11:09 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Merry Christmas, gentle readers! Today is a day for spending time with loved ones, yelling at those loved ones, giving them gifts, refilling their drinks. It's also a day for popping in a DVD in the living room while working through a food coma. What will it be? The list of movies that have explored this eggnog-drenched holiday is nearly as long as Santa's own. Now action, now rom-com, now satire and thriller!

With some strong 'nog in hand, we took a look back at some of the very best and very worst a big screen Noel has to offer and plucked out our favorite elements from each. Gather the family round the computer screen and take in MTV News' Christmas Movie Awards.

Best Santa – Dan Aykroyd in "Trading Places"

When Louis Winthorpe III hits rock bottom, he soars to the highest ranks of cinematic Santas. Booted from his cushy »

- Eric Ditzian

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'Beverly Hills Cop' is 25 Years Old Today... Can You Believe It?

5 December 2009 2:38 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Reading up on the history of Beverly Hills Cop, it never should have worked. By the time the movie went into production, there were about 8 billion different versions of the script. The final product was basically scotch-taped together from those different versions and whatever else didn't work was improvised by the cast.

Way back when, the story looked like a star vehicle for Al Pacino or James Caan in what would have been a much more serious take on the story. Then Mickey Rourke was attached. Then Rourke walked. Sylvestor Stallone came on board for an even bloodier version that never came to fruition because it would have been too expensive (reportedly Stallone took many of that version's ideas and made Cobra. I'm assuming it was most of the really bad ideas). So what did the studio do with what was once a serious tale of revenge? They made it a comedy. »

- Andre Rivas

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Eddie Murphy: a defence

27 November 2009 9:43 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Saying you still love Eddie Murphy is the last taboo. But stick with me ...

For all that blogging has, at least partly, grown up around saying the unsayable, that is not the point of what follows. I am not here to defend the intentions behind Norbit, or reclaim The Adventures of Pluto Nash as a landmark in cult cinema. I will, however, gladly state that the star of each is capable of greatness. Yes, I will publicly declare that I still love Eddie Murphy.

Of course, it's a fondness that's been severely tested over the years. But through every Holy Man and Haunted Mansion I've kept faith with the talent of the man. Now, according to the trade papers, he is potentially making a return to comedies made for those who can tie their own shoelaces in a film called The Misadventures of Fluffy, a project that it's said will »

- Danny Leigh

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What to TiVo: Saturday

20 November 2009 11:50 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

ABC has College Football CBS has a repeat of The Mentalist and is new with 48 Hours Mystery Fox is new with Cops and America's Most Wanted NBC has repeats of Mercy, Law & Order, and Law & Order: Svu Bravo has Brokeback Mountain E! has The Wedding Singer MTV has repeats of South Park, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Twilight: Love Bites, and MTV News: New Moon Revealed USA has Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End VH1 has Trading Places Late-night highlights include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dave Matthews Band on Saturday Night Live on NBC »

- BuzzSugar

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Eddie Murphy’s Return To R-Rated Comedy To Be ‘Fluffy?’

20 November 2009 3:04 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Fans of old-school Eddie Murphy, one of the greatest stand-ups of all time, may have something to get excited about – because for the first time in over 10 years he has decided to return to that which made him a household name, that which made him great: R-rated comedies. And the comedy he has chosen will be The Misadventures of Fluffy for Paramount.

Wait. What? Nevermind, everyone can sit back down. Really? The Misadventures of Fluffy? I hate even writing that title, let alone watching it. C’mon Eddie, what are you doing? Last thing we heard was that Eddie Murphy had backed out of starring in the Richard Pryor bio-pic and now we’ve got this? He’s picking Fluffy over Richard Pryor.

 

Now, before everyone decides to chase after him with pitchforks (ala Frankenstein), it should be known that as of right now he’s not starring in this film, »

- Anthony Ocasio

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Eddie Murphy And More Talking Animals

19 November 2009 4:34 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Eddie Murphy is attached to produce and could potentially star in “The Misadventures of Fluffy.”Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly sold the pitch for the R-rated comedy and will write the script. The project is described as a road trip pic through New York featuring talking animals, and with an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy’s 1980’s hit “Trading Places.”Yes, we all know how frustrating it is that one of the funniest comedians/actors of the '80's has fallen to this level of crapitude. The guy was on fire. Then, kids and fat suits and talking animals entered his life and things have never been the same. There's nothing wrong with family movies. If that's all he wanted to make fo the rest of his life, then fine. Just make sure that they are good, huh Ed? Which brings me to the key phrase in the description for "Fluffy. »

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Eddie Murphy May Be Talking to Some More Fluffy Animals

19 November 2009 4:14 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's a true shame that the once raunchily hilarious comedian Eddie Murphy has turned into a family film garbage machine. I don't have problems with family films, but rather family films that simply suck. So when I heard the news from THR's Risky Biz Blog that Eddie Murphy is attached to produce and potentially star in The Misadventures of Fluffy, a road trip flick through New York featuring talking animals, I was already worried. But when I heard that it also has "an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy's 1980's hit Trading Places," then I joined SlashFilm in hoping the old Eddie Murphy is finally coming back. Obviously talking animals brings back shudder-inducing memories from the beginning of Eddie Murphy's downward spiral with two Dr. Dolittle films (I don't care if both films made $465 million globally between the two, because they were both terrible) but recalling one of »

- Ethan Anderton

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Animal Magnetism

19 November 2009 11:30 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

After a family-friendly wipeout with this spring's Imagine That, Eddie Murphy may be returning to his R-rated roots (with some odd friends in tow). THR reports that the erstwhile Dr. Doolittle is attached to produce and potentially star in The Misadventures of Fluffy, an NYC road trip comedy with talking, presumably foul-mouthed animals. The movie also contains "an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy's 1980's hit Trading Places," says THR. Uh, sure! We were thinking more like Conker's Bad Fur Day. [THR] »

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Perhaps another talking animal movie for Eddie Murphy

19 November 2009 8:01 AM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

If talking animals worked before to get butts into theater seats to watch Eddie Murphy as Doctor Doolittle, why not do it again? Paramount Pictures has a project in the formative stages called The Misadventures of Fluffy, a family-fantasy comedy in which Murphy would play one-half of an animal buddy team that goes on a journey through New York City. THR describes the logline as a "social comedy reminiscent of Murphy’s 1980's hit Trading Places." Cool. So that means there's a nude scene with Jamie Lee Curtis in it, right?

Eddie needs a hit these days. Imagine That bombed this summer, Meet Dave bombed when it came out last summer and while Norbit did Ok at the box office, that was almost three years ago now. The Shrek movies keep Murphy's mortgage payments in check but the man can't live on telling Donkey jokes alone.

Writers Sam Pitman and »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Eddie Murphy Attached to 'Fluffy'

19 November 2009 6:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By the Hollywood Reporter

Eddie Murphy could be feeling fluffy.

The A-lister is attached to produce and could potentially star in “The Misadventures of Fluffy,” a new buddy comedy that’s been set up at Paramount.

Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly sold the pitch for the R-rated comedy and will write the script. The project is described as a road trip pic through New York featuring talking animals, and with an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy’s 1980’s hit “Trading Places.”

Read more from the Hollywood Reporter. »

- Dylan Stableford

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Eddie Murphy Doing Talking Animals Social Comedy?

19 November 2009 6:17 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two Eddie Murphys, the guy making the movies we want him to make-- Trading Places, Coming To America-- and the more recent guy who makes the kind of movies no one should make-- Norbit, Imagine That, etc. So what would happen if those two sides of the same guy came together in one movie? Chaos? Or something that managed to make everyone happy. I'm not really sure what to make of The Misadventures of Fluffy, Murphy's next project as described by THR, but it sure sounds like some kind of weird hybrid. It's a talking animals movie and a buddy comedy (uh-oh), but it's also R-rated and will contain "an element of social comedy reminiscent of Trading Places." Huh? Insiders are apparently emphasizing that Murphy is only attached as a producer at this point, but if this project is as bizarre and possibly great as it sounds, »

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Eddie Murphy feeling Fluffy?

19 November 2009 12:52 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Eddie Murphy could be headed back to one of his comfort zones, signing on to produce and possibly star in The Misadventures Of Fluffy for Paramount. But wait! Though it sounds like a typical Murphy-flavoured family comedy, it's apparently an R-rated outing pitched by writers Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly which will chronicle a road trip through New York for talking critters. And according to the Risky Business Blog, it's got a vein of Trading Places-style social satire running through it too. So while he's ditching edgier fare like...

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- James White

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Eddie Murphy to Produce and Possibly Star in R-rated Comedy, The Misadventures Of Fluffy

18 November 2009 11:52 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple of months ago, I feared that the Eddie Murphy we all grew up loving was forever gone when he backed out of Bill Condon’s Richard Pryor biopic.  However, we have some good and bad news tonight that might give some of us old school Murphy fans some hope.  The good news is that Murphy is producing and may star in an R-rated comedy, The Misadventures of Fluffy.  This comes as a surprise since this would be his first R-rated film since 1999’s underrated Life.  The bad news is that this film will feature talking animals like 1998’s Dr. Doolittle.  Hit the jump to learn all the details of news both good and bad.

THR’s Risky Business Blog reports that the once-amazing comedian is attached to produce and possibly star in The Misadventures of Fluffy for Paramount.  The project was bought by the studio based on a »

- Ramses Flores

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Misadventures For Eddie Murphy?

18 November 2009 11:33 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Remember the days before Eddie Murphy starting churning out family comedy after family comedy? Those days could soon be returning. Paramount are looking for writers for Beverly Hills Cop 4, and Murphy is attached (currently only as producer, but we'll see) to The Misadventures of Fluffy. Which is not what it sounds like.Fluffy is, at the moment, developing as an R-rated comedy, again for Paramount. Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly (behind Tyler Perry's mooted The Diversification of Noah Miller) are currently writing the script, which is reportedly a social buddy-comedy a la Trading Places, about a journey across New York. Featuring talking animals.Talking animals have worked for Murphy before of course, to the tune of half a billion in box office for the Dr Doolittle films. But this sounds like rather a different proposition, and we hope to see him in front of the camera on this one, »

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Eddie Murphy Takes on The Misadventures of Fluffy

18 November 2009 5:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Risky Business Blog reports that Eddie Murphy is attached to produce and possibly star in The Misadventures of Fluffy for Paramount.

Writers Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly sold the pitch for the R-rated comedy and will also write the script. The Misadventures of Fluffy is "described as a road trip pic through New York featuring talking animals."

Apparently, this comedy will also recall Murphy's 1980's hit Trading Places.

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Eddie Murphy: Trading places and talking to animals, redux?

18 November 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Eddie Murphycould be feeling fluffy.

The A-lister is attached to produce and could potentially star in “The Misadventures of Fluffy,” a new buddy comedy that’s been set up at Paramount.

Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly sold the pitch for the R-rated comedy and will write the script. The project is described as a road trip pic through New York featuring talking animals, and with an element of social comedy reminiscent of Murphy’s 1980’s hit “Trading Places.”

Insiders emphasize that while Murphy is formally attached to produce, he is not formally attached to star at this point. »

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Director: Rob, Kristen Have 'Nervous Attraction'

2 November 2009 8:12 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have "complex feelings for each other," Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke tells the December issue of Vanity Fair.

"What Rob and Kristen had is a multitude of feelings for each other," she goes on, adding that their characters' chemistry -- which she describes as "complex, intense fascination" -- is "what we needed" for the vampire series.

See what celebs dressed up as for Halloween!

She says the co-stars have a "nervous attraction" off screen. »

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Vintage Robert Pattinson

29 October 2009 2:05 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" caught up with Robert at ComicCon just before "Twilight" became a full-fledged phenomenon. Hear what the actor had to say about everything circa 2008 -- like his future as the "It" guy.

20 Fun Facts about Robert Pattinson1. Lengthy

Robert is 6'1".

2. Breakout Role

RPattz’s breakout role was as Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire."

3. Musical Talent

Robert is an accomplished musician on both guitar and piano — his own music was featured in "Twilight. »

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An American Werewolf In London, Army Of Darknes and Van Helsing Blu-ray Reviews

10 October 2009 10:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Halloween brings out the ghosts, ghouls and reissues of Haloween favorites and “favorites.” Universal, one of the great studios for catalog Blu-ray releases has put out two cult-classics, and one film that might strain to be some day. My reviews of An America Werewolf in London, Army of Darkness and Van Helsing after the jump.

John Landis has a great and awkward career, one that started with promise and mutated into saggy but somewhat enjoyable enterprises. It’s hard to say if the joy is gone because his first episode of Masters of Horror suggested that the man still has some game. An American Werewolf in London may not be his best movie (it’s hard to argue between it, Animal House and Trading Places), but it’s one of the great modern horror films.

David Naughton stars as David Kessler, who’s out backpacking with his best friend Jack Goodman »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Simon Pegg Cast in John Landis’ New Film “Burke and Hare”

24 August 2009 12:38 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Simon Pegg has signed onto the John Landis (Blues Brothers, Trading Places) black comedy “Burke and Hare,” according to Dread Central.

” Burke and Hare” is the story of William Burke and William Hare, Irish immigrants also known as the West Port murders, that robed graves to sell the bodies to Edinburgh Medical College for dissection between 1827 and 1828. Eventually the pair started to murder in order to get more bodies to sell.

Pegg recently appeared in “Star Trek” and voiced a character in “Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs.” He can next be seen in Greg Mottola’s road comedy “Paul” alongside regular collaborator Nick Frost.

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- Allan Ford

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