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Bless Rick Moranis. The prolific comedian-actor had an incredible run in the 80.s, moving from Sctv to Ghostbusters, moving on to Walter Hill.s Streets Of Fire, Little Shop Of Horrors, Spaceballs, Parenthood and even his own franchise, Honey I Shrunk The Kids. Ultimately, the roles dried up and Moranis was demeaning himself in a series of sidekick and wimp roles. And ultimately, six years after his wife.s passing, Rick Moranis fled filmmaking entirely, leaving behind an unimpeachable legacy. While Rick Moranis has popped up sporadically in film and television, he.s mostly stayed home with his kids, enjoying life as a single father. He recently stopped by the podcast Bullseye with Jessie Thorn, and Uproxx collected the most notable portions. And his reasons from avoiding the limelight seem modest, respectable, believable. "Stuff happens to people everyday, and they make adjustments to their lives for all kinds of reasons. »
Astonishingly it’s been exactly 20 years to the day since the amazing Canadian actor John Candy passed away. The man was famed for being one of the greatest movie comedians ever to have walked the earth and this post pays tribute to the great man looking at some of his greatest movie movie moments.
John Candy was only 43 when he died on March 4th 1994 of a heart attack while filming the movie Wagons East!. He died way too young but left us a plethora of amazing movies and TV shows behind for us to remember him by. Below is a just a snippet of our favourites although there are so many more.
If any of these movies are unfamiliar to you, do yourself a favour and buy it now! We dedicate this post to you John!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
- David Sztypuljak
While you might not know Stephen Tobolowsky by name, you've certainly seen him in countless films like Groundhog Day (Ned! Ryerson!), Spaceballs, Sneakers, Radioland Murders, The Insider and Memento, and his voice is unmistakable in Robots, Buried and The Lorax. Plus, there's all the TV appearances on shows like "Glee" and "Heroes." Our friends as SlashFilm and writer David Chen have been host to the unique and fascinating podcast The Tobolowsky Files, and now they're trying to turn some of the actor's stories (now available in a book) into a concert documentary film, and they need help. SlashFilm and David Chen have taken to Kickstarter to help fund the film The Primary Instinct: If you donate the right amount, you can have the opportunity to meet Tobolowsky backstage at one of the live shows, or even have him perform a private show for you and 20 of your friends. Other rewards »
- Ethan Anderton
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including appearances by Maureen O’Hara, Mel Brooks and Margaret O’Brien, plus a two-film tribute to Academy Award®-winner Richard Dreyfuss. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.
O’Hara will present the world premiere restoration of John Ford’s Oscar®-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941), while Brooks will appear at a screening of his western comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). O’Brien will be on-hand for Vincente Minnelli’s perennial musical favorite Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), starring Judy Garland. The tribute to Dreyfuss will consist of a double feature of two of his most popular roles: his Oscar®-winning performance »
- Melissa Thompson
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
streaming now, while it’s still in theaters
G.B.F.: sharp satire cutting through the sweet silliness makes this a refreshing change of pace for teen comedies [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Captain Phillips: hijacking on the high seas is a chance for Tom Hanks to astonish you; gripping suspense from master director Paul Greengrass [at Amazon Instant Video] Rush: a thoroughly magnificent film on every level, with astonishing performances by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl in the leads; one of the very best films of 2013 [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] About Time: it’s accidentally creepy where it wants to be charming and romantic, but the secondary cast is fun to spend time with; Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander steal the film [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Escape Plan: nothing here is as »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Out with the old, and in with the new! Netflix has tons of recently added movies in its streaming collection, and we've narrowed down the list to 12 titles worth the watch. Time to catch up on your Oscar-nominated foreign films! Are you in the mood for a classic romance? How about Breakfast at Tiffany's? Looking for some '90s nostalgia? Good Burger is now available for viewing. Love John Candy? Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Spaceballs are up. Take a look to see our top picks! View Slideshow › »
- Maggie Pehanick
6 items from 2014
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