13 items from 2011
Taylor Lautner makes hearts melt as brooding Jacob Black in the "Twilight" franchise, but did you know that Taylor's first love was karate? Check out fun facts you never knew about Hollywood's hottest werewolf!
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Taylor was born February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lautner has studied karate since he was a boy and competed in multiple world championships. »
The re-release of director Greg Beeman's "License to Drive", the 1988 teen adventure film starring 'the two Coreys', Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, written by Neil Tolkin, will be available on DVD/Blu-ray, from Anchor Bay, November 22, 2011 :
"...'Les Anderson' (Haim), a 16-year-old who is trying to get his driver's license, has a crush on one of the more popular and attractive girls in school, 'Mercedes Lane' (Heather Graham). After failing his driver's exam, Les takes the road test (and passes), following a computer surge that he inadvertently caused.
"Les then lies to his parents and friends, convincing them that he passed the test. Unfortunately, his parents find out the truth and as a result, Les is grounded. That night, having already made plans to use his new license, he sneaks out of the house with his grandfather's prized 1972 Cadillac for a night on the town with Mercedes.
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Children of the '80s, prepare to feel a little older. Remember that ragtag team of teens from Stand By Me? In celebration for the 25th anniversary of the release of the 1986 movie and the Blu-ray release, the cast reunited.
Jerry O'Connell (Vern), Corey Feldman (Teddy), Wil Wheaton (Gordie), along with director Rob Reiner and Richard Dreyfuss, who served as the movie's narrator, posed for a group shot at Falcon Theater in Toluca Lake, Calif. Sadly, River Phoenix, who played Chris, died of a drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 23.
One thing to say about this coming-of-age classic is that it was not a one-hit wonder for most of the principal cast. Of course, Feldman went on to star in The Lost Boys and License to Drive, among other movies and is still performing in the occasional flick nowadays. Wheaton became part of the Star Trek galaxy with his »
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Chicago – Corey Feldman is a survivor, both of his own child acting era and the aftermath of growing up. Best known for a string of 1980s cult favorites, including “Stand by Me” and “The Goonies,” he also partnered with Corey Haim, to forever be known as The Two Coreys. Feldman was in Chicago in January to introduce his films at The Hollywood Palms Theater (Naperville, Illinois) and Hollywood Blvd Theater (Woodridge).
Corey Feldman was born in Los Angeles in 1971, and began his acting career at the age of three in a McDonald’s commercial. After appearances in over 100 commercials and 50 TV guest roles, he broke out in the 1980s and starred in 15 number one box office champs in a row. These films included “Gremlins” (1984), “The Goonies” (1985), “Stand by Me” (1986) and “The Lost Boys” (1987). It was in The Lost Boys that Feldman was first paired with Corey Haim, and the two »
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High school themed flicks are usually fun to take in for a variety of reasons. There’s a natural nostalgia one instantly feels while watching certain characters within the story. Just about all of us can relate to subject matter these flicks take on. And that attractive formula is what the upcoming release Take Me Home Tonight will be banking on, when it unveils this Friday.
If the high school premise wasn’t enough, this flick will break out the secret weapon Hollywood loves to wield these days. The ‘80s atmosphere. Capturing the electricity and emotional rollercoaster found in the decade that gave birth to these classic tales will summon audiences like hookers to Charlie Sheen’s hotel room (or vice versa). Take Me Home Tonight will be placing its respective characters in an era where genre pics exploring the high school subject matter thrived.
The tale will revolve around »
- Joe Belcastro
Corey Haim appeared in such films as "The Lost Boys," "License to drive," "Dream a Little Dream" and "Crank 2," but passed away last March. In January, the Screen Actors Guild Awards didn't include Haim in their "In Memoriam" tribute, to which friend and co-star Corey Feldman said: "I have faith that the Academy will make a wiser choice." During Sunday's Academy Awards, Haim as once again left out of the tribute. Feldman reached out to TMZ, stating: "Corey's films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars, and his work remains an inspiration to young artists worldwide. Corey dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory." Just like every year, the Academy blames the omission on not having enough time to include everyone. »
Now that the big show is behind us, it’s time to highlight a lesser-publicized tradition of each year’s Academy Awards: the fudging of the “In Memoriam.” Oscar producers usually explain away this not-so-glamorous custom as being a result of time constraints, honoree career technicalities, or – at times – simple forgetfulness.
We’re still scratching our heads about how – and why – in previous ceremonies, greats like Farrah Fawcett and George Carlin have been forgotten. This year’s omissions proved no less perplexing – here are four of the biggest snubs.
Haim’s teen idol status skyrocketed in the 80’s thanks to starring roles in “Lucas,” “Dream a Little Dream” and “License to Drive.” Arguably, his most memorable role was as Sam Emerson in the 1987 vampire horror film “The Lost Boys,” where he shared screen time with the other half of the now-infamous “Coreys” – Corey Feldman. Haim was a notorious bad boy, »
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Late actor Corey Haim passed away in 2010, but he was not included in the "In Memoriam" tribute on Sunday’s Oscars, reveals Access Hollywood.The UK Guardian calls it a snub and notes that "Haim was one of the world's most bankable actors before he turned 21, thanks to his roles in Lucas, License to Drive and The Lost Boys." It has happened before.CNN reveals Haim's pal Corey Feldman was furious that Haim wasn't included in the SAG awards tribute in January and ripped on the organization."We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry," Feldman told the Hollywood Reporter. "I have faith that the Academy will make a wiser choice."The NBC Today Show noted that The Academy "recognized a slew of Hollywood notables who passed away over the past year, including Lynn Redgrave, Leslie Nielsen, Tony Curtis, “Titanic’s” Gloria Stuart, Jill Clayburgh, »
The Lost Boys star and one-time teen idol Corey Haim was left out of the Academy’s “In Memoriam” segment, which pays tribute Hollywood heavyweights who passed away last year. Images of greats including Tony Curtis, Pete Postlethwaite, Lynn Redgrave and Leslie Nielsen were flashed on screen as Celine Dion sang “Smile,” but Canadian-born Haim was left out of the acknowledgements. The License to Drive and Lucas star, who died last March from a drug overdose at the age of 38, was also absent from the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ “In Memoriam” tribute reel in January - a move that prompted his friend and co-star Corey Feldman to speak out. »
Corey Haim was not posthumously welcomed back into the Hollywood fold as the Oscar ceremony failed to pay tribute to the former teen star.
His subsequent career was blighted by drug abuse, although he worked sporadically up his death at the age of 38. He died from complications relating to pneumonia in March last year.
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Corey Haim was not included in the "In Memoriam" tribute on Sunday's Oscars.
The Academy recognized a slew of Hollywood notables who passed away over the past year, including Lynn Redgrave, Leslie Nielsen, Tony Curtis, "Titanic's" Gloria Stuart, Jill Clayburgh, Dennis Hopper, Lena Horne and publicist Ronni Chasen.
After being omitted from the Screen Actors Guild Awards' "In Memoriam" tribute in January, Haim's longtime co-star and friend, Corey Feldman, spoke out.
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Sunday's (Jan. 30) Screen Actors Guild Awards reminded us of the many talents lost to 2010 during the annual In Memoriam reel. This year's video highlighted the lives of the late Leslie Nielsen, Pete Postlethwaite, Rue McClanahan and Dennis Hopper, but one tragic death was mysteriously left out.
Corey Haim passed away in March of 2010 due to a reported accidental overdose. The former teen idol was 38-years-old.
Haim previously starred in the films, "The Lost Boys," "Lucas," "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream." The actor was most recently noted for his 2007 reality series, "The Two Coreys," in which he starred alongside pal Corey Feldman.
So why was the 80's icon not remembered at this year's SAG Awards?
Zap2It has reached out to SAG representatives for comment.
You can watch the full reel from the Sunday broadcast below:
When was the last time you longed to explore a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons? It was probably around the same time you last sighed hopelessly about a girl in your class, when social networking sites, mobile phones and I-pods weren’t corrupting your adult life, even if they are pleasant distractions from death, debt and Jeremy Kyle.
There are some, however, that still hold on to that dream. I often wake, head hurting from last night’s Vino, the thought of work buried in the deepest, darkest part of my duvet, asking myself what difference it would make if instead of going to work I would unfurl that mysterious treasure map and head off to Astoria. Wouldn’t it be great to go on a Goonie adventure? Wouldn’t it be great if the Goonies went on another adventure? »
13 items from 2011