6 items from 2016
In 1985, the movie version of “Clue” was released, and there was predictable teeth-gnashing among critics over the blasphemy of making a feature film based on a board game. But as “Clue” co-star Michael McKean noted years later, “There’s a very good movie called ‘The Set-Up,’ Robert Wise boxing picture, which is based on a poem that’s barely one page long about a boxing match. You could make a good movie, or a sh-tty one, based on anything.” So let’s be clear, then: “The Angry Birds Movie” isn’t pointless because it’s based on an app. It »
- Alonso Duralde
Last week we discussed a movie based on a videogame, this week we take turns discussing our relentless affinity for a movie based on a board game. Grab your candlesticks, dinner party invites, and best iron-cad alibis as we investigate Clue. To help us crack the case, we have a very special guest. Columnist and America Now host Meghan McCain sits down with us as we sift through the evidence of Clue‘s surviving excellence. We let the guest pick the movie and fortuitously, Meghan made this fantastic choice the week of Mr. Tim Curry’s birthday! If you’re wondering who stole this movie in terms of performance…the butler did it. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). On This Week’s Show: Pre-Ramble [0:00 – 3:02] The Thunder Rolls [3:03 – 53:44] Denouement [53:45 – 58:44] Get In Touch With Us: Email Junkfood Cinema Follow the Show: Subscribe on iTunes Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe on Stitcher »
- Brian Salisbury
Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice illustrated a longstanding truth: More often than not, reviews don't make or break a movie. A given motion picture can receive fawning praise from the top critics in the country and audiences may skip it. The same movie could just as easily get negative reviews and audiences can politely ignore them. Case in point: BvS made more than $166 million domestically during its opening weekend even though it currently has a 28 percent "fresh" rating on the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. This isn't news, of course. More than a few summer blockbusters »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Over 40 years after bringing Dr. Frank-n-Furter to legendary onscreen life, Tim Curry has joined the cast of Fox's two-hour reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With Laverne Cox stepping into the high heels of the doctor this time around, Curry will play a different role: the Criminologist Narrator.
Press Release: Tim Curry, the Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Award nominee and creator of the original “Dr. Frank-n-Furter,” will return to the iconic, pop culture phenomenon as the Criminologist Narrator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the two-hour television event airing this fall on Fox. Curry, an accomplished stage, television and film actor, originated the breakout “Dr. Frank-n-Furter” role in the 1973 London stage production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” returning to play the character in the Lou Adler-executive-produced film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered September 26, 1975, and has been in theatrical distribution longer than any other film in history. »
- Derek Anderson
CBS and The CW have acquired pilot scripts from veteran producer Jeffrey Kramer (“Ally McBeal,” “The Practice”), Variety has learned. Both projects hail from CBS Studios where Kramer has an overall deal with his Juniper Place Productions banner.
CBS has nabbed the pilot script for “Strike Force,” a procedural drama inspired by the life of DEA agent Chris Giovino, centering around a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country.
The pilot is set in the 1970s, where a young “B movie” studio head on the brink of ruin hires a talented aspiring female »
- Laura Prudom
With the holidays in the rearview mirror and winter upon us, we're kicking off 2016 with a new issue of Deadly Magazine that includes special features for the holiday horror film Krampus, the cult classic Clue: The Movie, and more.
The winter issue of Deadly Magazine pays tribute to both the past and present of genre entertainment. Heather Wixson's review of Krampus can be found within its pages, as well as her insightful interview with the film's director, Michael Dougherty.
Wixson also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Clue through informative discussions with director Jonathan Lynn and Miss Scarlet herself, Lesley Ann Warren. Ending the issue on a nostalgic note is Scott Drebit, who takes a loving look back at 1978's The Swarm.
This issue of Deadly Magazine is available to read in its entirety for free. Below, we've included links to read and download our latest issue of Deadly Magazine. »
- Derek Anderson
6 items from 2016
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