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Quiz: Memorable Movie Moms

6 May 2013 8:29 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In celebration of moms on and off the silver screen, we’re taking a look at the most memorable movie moms for our quiz this week, just in time for Mother’s Day!

We love our movie moms, especially when they’re spouting gems of advice like “Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get” like Mama Gump (Sally Field) in Forrest Gump.  Of course, we like seeing some not-so-nice mothers too.  As long as they’re not the ones tucking us in at night, we still love watching Serial Mom rule the roost and laugh as Danny DeVito plots his mother’s demise with Billy Crystal in Throw Momma From the Train.

In honour of moms good and bad, put your knowledge to the test in our Memorable Movie Moms quiz! »

- Rachel West

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Scope Out First Footage Of A Wintry Apocalypse In Snowpiercer

29 April 2013 11:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Considering this summer is crammed with apocalyptic fodder primed for the big cinema season ahead, the first footage of Joon Ho Bong’s sci-fi actioner, Snowpiercer, shows that you can still bust out of the armageddon box and brave new climates. A rather wintry one from the looks of it. Bong describes the film as set in a post apocalypse world wherein a few survivors ride aboard a train, separated by economic classes. Dissent begins as the differing classes start to pummel crap out of each other. Did we mention it’s on a train too? Brilliant.

This first featurette is in a foreign language, however, you can grasp the general idea of ice, cold, end of the world causing turmoil for all those involved. The cast is rammed with talent for a genre picture which includes John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremner. »

- Gem Seddon

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UK Trailer For (Jack) Black Comedy ‘Bernie’

6 April 2013 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here is the UK trailer for black comedy Bernie, starring Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey and Jack Black.

The School Of Rock star reunites with the director of that brilliant comedy (which is Ten Years Old now! What the Hell, man!) Richard Linklater for an all together darker comic tale. Based on a true story, it tells the story of Bernie Tiede, a sweet young man and very popular member of the local community who befriends an elderly dowager named Marjorie Nugent (MacLaine), whom everyone hates. So he bumps her off and takes advantage of her wealth and absence, but local Da Danny Buck Davidson (McConaughey) thinks something ain’t right.

It sounds like a cross between Throw Momma From The Train and Weekend At Bernies, and has been met with the acclaim that such a comparison should draw (we love both those films. And what, fam?). Though it is yet »

- John Sharp

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Exclusive: New Bernie Teaser Trailer

27 March 2013 7:44 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Richard Linklater's Bernie is already shaping up to be a welcome addition to the canon of odd-couple black comedies that includes Harold And Maude, Planes, Trains And Automobiles and, to a lesser extent, Throw Momma From The Train. The cranky 'momma' character here is a wealthy widow played by the great Shirley MacLaine. As the movie's new trailer demonstrates, she is definitely not channelling The Apartment's Fran Kubelik in this one. Perhaps surprisingly, the movie is based on a real-life incident that was originally reported in Texas Monthly magazine. Black, who reunites with his old School Of Rock director, is Bernie, a man whose innate loveliness is tested to its very limits (and beyond) by Marjorie's incessant needling, carping and nagging.The consequences leave Black with a massive windfall and curious D.A. Matthew McConaughey with some detective work to do.Linklater fans have a double dose of »

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Danny DeVito: 'No one is going to forget the 5ft guy'

27 February 2013 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Taxi to Twins, Danny DeVito is one of Hollywood's most recognisable figures. He talks about family, hairdressing and arguing over politics with Schwarzenegger

Holy moly, it's Danny DeVito! One of the most ubiquitous actors of the 1980s and 90s, and certainly the most physically distinctive, is standing in a blandly corporate hotel room in Whitehall, of all random places a stone's throw away from No 10 Downing Street.

"Hey, I'm Danny, nice to meetcha, thanks for coming," he says in a New Jersey accent that makes him sound a little like a comedy sidekick from The Sopranos.

Few actors have ever looked like they're having as much fun as DeVito. From playing Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's whirling dervish of an evil nemesis in Romancing the Stone, to sniping at Arnold Schwarzenegger in Twins, to waddling through his lair as the demonic Penguin in Batman Returns, DeVito has been »

- Hadley Freeman

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