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The Performer | Jane Krakowski
The Show | BoJack Horseman
The Episode | “The Old Sugarman Place” (Sept. 8, 2017)
The Performance | We don’t often honor animated shows in this space… much less melancholy animated sitcoms about a chronically depressed horse. But dammit, we had to this week, because Krakowski’s hilarious, heartbreaking Season 4 guest spot as BoJack’s grandmother Honey was just that good.
We met Honey in flashbacks, as BoJack retreated from the world in his family’s old Michigan lake house. At first, it seemed like Krakowski would just be in comedy mode as Honey rattled off 1940s slang while fawning »
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?
Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »
600 iconic movie props including Jack Nicholson's Joker costume form the 1989 Batman, Conan's sword, the infamous Indiana Jones bullwhip, and an egg from Aliens are all about to go up for sale. This is a huge collection with too many awesome pieces to list. Earlier this summer, some pretty amazing pieces of Star Wars memorabilia went up for auction, which included an R2-D2 droid used in multiple movies, that sold for a whopping $2.76 million dollars. Rick Moranis' Dark Helmet and a miniature Winnebago from Spaceballs also recently sold for some impressive cash through a different auction site.
Wired reports that the 600 items are being auctioned off through the Prop Store in London, England. They reached out to Brandon Alinger, a movie prop expert at the Prop Store, to find out where all of the pieces came from. He had this to say.
"The pieces have been sourced from a variety of different places, »
Film News Roundup: Tony Gilroy Developing Thriller With ‘Harry Potter’ Producer
She will portray a free-spirited teenager in the film, which is set in ’90s and will feature YouTube stars Andy Schrock, Chad Tepper of Team 10, Josh Paler Lin, Claudia Lee, Tilky Jones, Kamil McFadden, Daniel Pinder, and Connor Weil.
“Paved New World” is produced by Brad Krevoy, Morcano Garcia, and Anne Stimac. Alexander Garcia is directing from a script by Scott Marcano and Kip Koenig. Rodrigo is repped by the Michael Abrams Group and by Greene and Associates.
- Dave McNary
By David Kozlowski | 25 August 2017
Welcome to Issue #10 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend
Previous Issues: 8.18.17 | 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17
Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've hit double-digits! This week we're taking a dive into the odd career of martial artist-action star Steven Seagal, exploring the creations of Hellboy's Mike Mignola, and reaching back to the amazing, epic sci-fi films of the 80s. But first, in our editorial we explain why WB needs to stick a knife between the ribs of the Dceu and dump it into the nearest body of water.
Hollywood has fallen deeply, tragically in love with trilogies, franchises, and connected universes, often to the detriment of simple, »
- David Kozlowski
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.
- Jordan Raup
By David Kozlowski | 18 August 2017
Welcome to Issue #9 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering strong opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your feedback or ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!
Previous Issues: 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17 | 7.7.17
Hey Lrm Weekenders, this week we're featuring some of the most intriguing, powerful, and successful women in Hollywood. Its easy to become fixated on our male action stars, since that's how Hollywood tends to market their films, so we sometimes fail to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of our female action stars! But first, we want to discuss the elephant in the room: the dwindling audiences at movie theaters -- we'll explore some problems, one potential solution, and hopefully provide some insight into an issue that's only going to get worse if everything remains status quo. »
- David Kozlowski
Image Source: Netflix Sure, we're all tuning in to The Defenders to watch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist join together to fight the forces of evil in New York City, but there's also a new baddie in town going by the name of Alexandra Reid. Alexandra, played by fierce actress Sigourney Weaver, is complex, so here's what you need to know about both the actress and her latest character. Warning: Light spoilers for The Defenders ahead! Weaver Has a Stellar Résumé In the '70s and '80s, Weaver starred in a handful of tiny movie franchises called Alien and Ghostbusters (ever heard of them?), so yeah, she's a total badass. She's also starred in a few other well-known '80s movies, like Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist, both of which earned her an Oscar nomination (in the same year, no less). Image Source: Sony In the ensuing years, »
- Andrea Reiher
Exhumed Films is resurrecting some beloved horror favorites from the 1970s and ’80s and projecting them onto the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, including Friday the 13th Part III, starring my original horror crush and maybe yours, too, Jason Voorhees! And also, we have release details for Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Ghastlies, and Mountain Fever, as well as information on the new book Godzilla Faq.
Exhumed Films' Guilty Pleasures IV Marathon: Press Release: "Exhumed Films Presents: Guilty Pleasures IV--in 3-D!
Exhumed Films is pleased to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present the fourth edition of The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, our annual assault of cinematic insanity. For this year’s marathon, we present some of the greatest 3-D films of all time, projected from original 35mm prints using state of the art technology! The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realm of genre cinema. »
- Tamika Jones
Author: Scott Davis
After building up a huge following on the small screen, Marvel are preparing to unleash their television version of The Avengers with the superhero team-up The Defenders, which see’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist come together to fight a seeimingly insurmountable evil in New York City and sees them lock horns with the legendary Sigourney Weaver who takes on villain duties in the mini-series.
“It (The Defenders) was always something that was part of the plan and when Netflix and Marvel signed the deal it was these our shows and then The Defenders, which was like this ‘superbowl’.” said Ramirez when we spoke about the hugely anticipated show, saying that there was no »
- Scott Davis
Netflix and Marvel scored a massive coup when they signed legendary actor Sigourney Weaver as the villain, Alexandra, in The Defenders mini-series. Weaver helped define action, comedy, and sci-fi from the 70s to present, beginning with Ridley Scott's original Alien in 1979 and starring roles in epic films like James Cameron's Aliens, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, and Avatar. Her career has touched so many major film franchises, it's almost unbelievable to see her in this TV role.
Equally surprising, Marvel has kept a very tight lid on the plot and other key events occurring in The Defenders. In this day and age of social media, too-revealing-trailers, and smartphones in everyone's hands, it's amazing how little we still don't know about this mini-series. Weaver's Alexandra, in particular, is a major mystery; her character was created just for this show and does not have an obvious analog to any existing Marvel character. »
- David Kozlowski
Salma Hayek has never been afraid of voicing her opinions or stories about Donald Trump. From calling the then-Republican presidential candidate out on Twitter for confusing 9/11 with 7-Eleven to sharing her story of turning him down for a date.
“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number. He got my number, and he would call me to invite me out,” Hayek told Radio Centro 93.9’s El Show del Mandril in Los Angeles, as reported by Buzzfeed.
Now, the actress is sharing her story on the moment »
- Thatiana Diaz
Sources also tell Variety that the project is being developed for McCarthy to star as one of the cops. McCarthy and Falcone will produce through their On the Day production company.
Alexandra Lydon penned the book which sold preemptively to Picador USA and tells the true story of the first female police officers in Boston. The book follows the transition of black and white women joining the Boston Police Department, as they find themselves on the front lines of a racially divided city and became unwitting participants in a social revolution.
The project would give McCarthy another opportunity to show off her dramatic chops, which she also displayed in the dramedy “St. Vincent” where »
- Justin Kroll
It’s been almost thirty years since we got to see one of Rick Moranis’s best roles in cinema, next to Spaceballs and Ghostbusters of course, and there are still things a lot of people don’t know. This movie was kind of odd and even ridiculed a bit when it came out and certainly laughed at when it produced its sequels, which bombed horribly. But the original idea was so innovative and new that people actually flocked to see it and were amazed in some part and made to laugh in others. Honestly though it was probably one of Rick Moranis’s
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey I Shrunk the Kids »
Batfleck Trilogy Back On The Cards?
Just prior to San Diego Comic Con, the trade papers began to report that Warner Bros. and DC were having concerns with Ben Affleck as Batman in their DC Extended Universe, but the actor himself dismissed the rumours. According to a new – and very dubious – report, Fortress of Solicitude are claiming that Affleck has signed on for a brand new trilogy of movies directed by Matt Reeves, which would lead into Batman Beyond. Take all this with a pinch of salt, and read more here.
We spoke with Wish Upon director John R. Leonetti about his upcoming movie, and managed to squeeze in a question about his thoughts on James Wan’s upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot. Leonetti directed 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and has worked with Wan on movies such as The Conjuring and Insidious. “We haven’t talked in a while, »
- Luke Owen
While it seemed that the passing of Harold Ramis in 2014 had put an end to any hope of a new Ghostbusters movie featuring the original cast, director Ivan Reitman teased the possibility of a new live-action feature last weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, as well as suggesting Ramis’ Egon Spengler could feature through the use of CGI.
During an interview with THR, Ramis’ daughter Violet Ramis Stiel discussed the possibility of her father being digitally created, as well as stating that it would have her blessing if done correctly:
“It’s bizarre,” said Ramis Stiel. “Personally, for me, it is hard to imagine that people would accept it, but who knows. The technology now is amazing. I try to think what would he have thought. If it’s great and it works, then good. And if there is a problem, then obviously no.”
It seems that we could be »
- Gary Collinson
24 July 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Reitman made the comment while discussing possible projects in a panel related to the beloved franchise, which included "wonderful plans for an animated feature that we're deep in design on already and a really great story ... And of course a new live-action film. I am not giving any more secrets," he said.
Screen Rant reported that Reitman was asked during the panel if any consideration was given to creating a CG version of any »
- Ryan Parker
While last year’s Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters: Answer the Call didn’t quite prove to be the relaunch that fans of the franchise were hoping for, it seems that Ivan Reitman isn’t ready to call time on the series, with the director of the original two movies revealing at San Diego Comic-Con that he’s got plans for both an animated feature and new live-action film.
Speaking about Idw’s Ghostbusters 101 panel, Reitman said that: “I think we have wonderful plans, [including] an animated feature that we’re deep in design on already… a really great story. That’s going to surprise everybody, I think, when it comes out. And we’re dealing with Ghost World quite a lot. We’re looking at the film from a ghost point-of-view, and the Ghostbusters from a ghost point-of-view. I think that would be something very interesting.”
Reitman also revealed that the »
- Gary Collinson
One of the more peculiar choices in last year’s disappointing Ghostbusters reboot/remake was seeing the familiar actors from the original movies in cameo roles as different characters. Were fans really hankering to see Bill Murray return to the franchise as Martin Heiss, or Dan Ackroyd popping up as a random taxi driver? No. We want Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore. We’d love Egon Spengler too, but.. well, Harold Ramis is dead. So that’s out, right?
Apparently not. We live in an age of wonders where CGI technology can recreate actors and drag Ramis from the grave for one last ghostbustin’ runaround. It sounds a bit tasteless, yet it’s precisely this that was teased by Ivan Reitman during the franchise’s Comic-Con panel.
In response to a question from an audience member asking whether the next film could use CG to recreate the original cast, »
- David James
After the Ghostbusters reboot flopped, most people thought that the franchise might be over. However, Ivan Reitman says two new films, including an animated feature, could be coming, one as soon in 2019. »
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