7 items from 2017
might go down in history as one of the most offensive movies ever made but it will still be considered as one of the funniest. C. Thomas Howell, a star in his day, plays a student looking at a chance to attend Harvard Law School just as he’s always wanted. Unfortunately his father decides that now is the best time to make him learn how to pay for things on his own, and decides to let him foot the bill for his own schooling. Figuring out just what this costs he quickly discovers that his dreams could go up in
10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Soul Man »
[Editor's Note: A version of this retrospective originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine.] With House II: The Second Story, the vastly underrated sequel written and directed by Ethan Wiley (who also wrote the screenplay for the original House), New World Pictures introduced audiences to a whole new world filled with unexpected frights and adventures with an Old West twist. The sequel was released in late August of 1987 and took a decidedly left turn away from the more straightforward house of horrors style seen in Steve Miner’s original film, instead favoring a tone that was much more light-hearted, fun-spirited, and far more family friendly.
And while The Second Story did respectable business during its two-week theatrical run that summer and was also a profitable sequel for New World, House II isn’t a film that I feel gets nearly the love that it should. Case in point: Joshua Jackson’s character makes a comment about House II during the sequels discussion scene in Scream 2, »
- Heather Wixson
Comedy changes over time. The substance of jokes evolves along with cultural sensibilities. Things that were already a bit dodgy in the '80s are downright rejected today. You're probably not going to see a remake of C. Thomas Howell's blackface-heavy Soul Man any time soon. But comedy styles also change. Improv is prized these days, particularly by studios that love the ability to have as many options as possible in the editing room to essentially test screen a movie to perfection. Plus the R-rated comedy is back on vogue in a big way (Exhibit A), with broad, raunchy comedy playing big and wide. That's why a movie like Lost In Paris looks like such a delightful gem from another time. Going off of the recently release trailer, at least, Lost In Paris looks like a...
- Peter Hall
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was already a comedy legend before Veep – but it turns out she was just hitting her prime. The actress has spent five years on HBO's D.C. satire as foul-mouthed President Selina Meyer, who claws her way to the Oval Office just to lose it again. The 56-year-old started out on Saturday Night Live before reaching stardom as Elaine on Seinfeld, the most spongeworthy of sitcom heroines. In the new Veep season, she's as fearsome as ever, snarling political observations like, "This election is going down like Eleanor Roosevelt at Dinah Shore Weekend. »
A while back I wrote a feature in which I looked back at four of what I considered to be great war films, with the main linking theme being that they weren’t Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic Saving Private Ryan.
However, as many of you are likely to agree that those films, while great, are not the only great war films that aren’t Saving Private Ryan, so thankfully my Flickering overlords have granted me another chance to talk about even more films that I feel you all should take a look at.
While I focused exclusively on World War II films in the first feature, this time I’ve added a touch more variety when picking my cinematic depictions of war this time around, so get ready for a trip to the dying days of World War II, »
- Graeme Robertson
Turns out, Jackson’s characters are mostly foul-mouthed and often wield weapons.
When Corden attempted to impersonate Vin Diesel in XXX, Jackson broke character, laughing at the Brit’s impression.
“That’s your Vin Diesel?” Jackson asked laughing, getting Corden to repeat the line several times.
With more than 170 acting credits to his name, Jackson certainly keeps busy and is passionate about his work »
Grammy-award winning "Soul Man" Sam Moore will perform at Donald Trump's Inaugural Concert. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend was added to perform during the "Make America Great Again!" concert slated for the night before Trump gets sworn in. The legendary singer announced that "As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump. I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement »
- TMZ Staff
7 items from 2017
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