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When I was in junior high and high school, two of the movies on regular rotation amongst my friends and I were The Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. Both were from a genre that you don.t really see much anymore: a comedy movie comprised of a bunch of shorter segments, almost like a feature-length SNL episode. It.s a tradition that next year.s Movie 43 will be following in, bringing in a ridiculous line-up of talent for comedy segments directed by folks like Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, James Gunn, Elizabeth Banks, and the Farrelly Bros. In an interview with Coming Soon, actress Leslie Bibb spilled some details on the Farrellys. segment, which spoofs some of the most iconic characters in pop culture history: DC Comics. superheroes. The segment has the DC heroes attending a speed-dating event. Bibb plays Wonder Woman, alongside Superman (Bobby Cannavale »
One of our favorite channels is back at it, and Joe Dante preps you for Thursday’s night of great sci-fi double bills! If you’ve been following along with TCM’s Thursday night lineups this month, you’ll know that they’ve had killer double-bills of sci-fi monster movies. It’s been really wonderful and this week, they’re back with possibly the best and weirdest lineup yet. Here’s Joe with his takes:
Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman – The bizarre death of co-star Yvette Vickers (“that slut Honey Parker”) has thrust this iconic but endearingly preposterous anti-classic into the limelight once more. Who else but that damned can’t get-rid-of-him Dante, who knew Yvette personally, is back to expound in one of the very first Tfh episodes, as you can see by the backdrop, his Hollywood screening room.
Village Of The Giants - Apart from the cool »
Today we begin in the year 1978 and take you through the next five milestones of indie horror up until the year 1981.
Before he was terrifying this writer as a small child with his gritty werewolf tale The Howling (the animated werewolf sex scene remains to this day an all-time favorite of mine) or capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike with Gremlins, director Joe Dante started off working for the iconic B-Movie master Roger Corman.
Dante paid his dues in the industry by coming up under the tutelage of Corman for several years, working as an editor on several projects as well as co-directing Hollywood Boulevard . It was in 1978 that Dante would get his big break. »
3 items from 2011
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