16 items from 2010
I remember when I thought shit like the new fantasy film trailer for Beastly was cool: 1987.
Look, I love Teen Witch as much as the next girl. I also love fairy tales. But the recent influx of teenage-themed genre movies is getting me all gagging. First we have to content with Twilight, then the announcements for The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. Now Beastly, too. This is just... unbearable. Seriously.
We have Mary-Kate Olsen doing the Worst acting I've ever seen in a trailer (remember, we put her Best scenes in the trailer. ugh), plus a story about how looks aren't important, and if you're an ugly guy you can make a woman fall in love with you.. but she better be hot. Just like the original Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, a woman must Always be beautiful if she is to be worthy of a man's love; a man can be nice, »
Halloween week is kicking off Sunday, Oct. 24 and Zap2it's got you covered for all your spooky programming needs.
From marathons of classic TV Halloween episodes and Fearfest lineups to family fare like "It's the Great Pumpkin" and current shows' Halloween episodes -- we've got a little something for everyone. Enjoy!
Sunday, Oct. 24
ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween: "Teen Witch," "Bridge to Terabithia," "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride," "Disney's Trick or Treat," "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
AMC Fearfest: "The Wolf Man," "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman," "Pet Cemetery," "Cujo," "House on Haunted Hill," "Return to House on Haunted Hill," "Constantine," "28 Days Later," "Jeepers Creepers 2," "Ghost Ship" and "Exorcist - The Beginning"
Monday, Oct. 25
NBC: "Chuck, »
Blake Lively turned a promotional appearance into a family affair last night when she stepped out with her older sister Robin, of Teen Witch fame, for the launch of the Vertu phone in NYC. The Livelys stuck together for photos before Blake broke off to gush about Ben Affleck and their experiences shooting The Town. Blake was free to party after spending her afternoon on the set of Gossip Girl, where she was greeted with a peck on the cheek from Penn Badgley. Their embrace wasn't as passionate as some of their recent kisses, and many are still wondering about the rumors Blake and Penn have split. Blake's back to work after a weekend in La showing off her glamorous hair and a sexy gown at the Scream Awards. View 15 Photos › To see more photos of Blake, just read more. View 15 Photos › »
- Katie Henry
Another song from the Britney Spears Glee episode revealed - Vulture Michael J. Fox will make a guest appearance on The Good Wife - PopWatch Eclipse director David Slade eyes a new film - Movieline Fashion tips from '80s flick Teen Witch - FabSugar Check out an exclusive clip of George Clooney in The American - Moviefone Get the critics' official consensus on Vampires Suck - Rotten Tomatoes Watch Justin Bieber in this new CSI promo - TV.com Covert Affairs has been renewed for a second season - Zap2it »
You’ll Never Guess What 80’s Chick Flick This Comedian Can’t Get Enough Of!
Keith Powell, who stars as Toofer in the critically acclaimed 30 Rock, is much more than the funny guy he plays on TV and movies such as Night and the Museum 2. This Philadelphia native and New York University graduate is the Producing Artistic Director of Contemporary Stage Company, a summer theatre in Wilmington, Delaware that has drawn stars including Duncan Sheik, Lynn Redgrave, and Sean Patrick Thomas. This SAG Award winning actor opened up and told us some things you probably didn’t know.
Six things you never knew about Keith Powell! I know all the words to “Can I Get A…” by Jay-z. Cause it ain’t even a question how my dough flows, I’m good to these bad ho’s. I should be three inches taller, but I have a crooked spine. Consequently, »
Looks like it’s gonna be 3D trailers all week long... I love this idea: Throw Legacy onto the end of any old movie when you remake/reboot it for that touch of class and elegance. Electric Boogaloo Legacy. Red Dawn Legacy. Teen Witch Legacy. Try it: it works with anything! Starring Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges! That works too, if you can say it honestly. Tron Legacy opens in the U.S. and Canada on December 17, and in the U.K. on December 26. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Those closest to Corey Haim are not done paying tribute to their fallen friend. A who's who of '80s-era teen stars joined Haim's mother, Judith, in toasting the actor last night at a private memorial dinner at a restaurant in Marina Del Ray, Calif. "It was like a reunion," attendee Kristy Swanson told People, referring to fellow guests Corey Feldman, Teen Witch star Robin Lively, former Baywatch babe and Haim ex-girlfriend Nicole Eggert, Diff'rent Strokes star Todd Bridges and one-time Playboy Playmate Julie McCullough. "Robyn brought tons of old pictures—lots of people with crazy hair and funny clothes, and people gave Judy gifts, "Swanson said. "I had a picture »
Instead of a formal memorial service for Corey Haim, about 30 of the actor's close pals gathered at a Marina del Rey, Calif., restaurant Thursday night to share memories and pay their respects to Haim's mother, Judy. "Had Corey wished to be anywhere, he would have loved to be with us last night, to be with all his old friends," Kristy Swanson tells People. "We're glad his mom got to be a part of it too." Guests included Haim's good friend Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, Baywatch's Nicole Eggert, Teen Witch star Robyn Lively and former Playmate Julie McCullough. Earlier this week, »
- Lorenzo Benet
Repertory theaters on the coasts are truly offering a window onto the world this spring, with Jia Zhangke and Bong Joon-ho retrospectives, as well as New French Cinema in New York, "Freebie and the Bean," "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" and Jason Reitman's favorite films invade Los Angeles, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin is offering a fond farewell to the video cassette. But consider this a hello to seeing classics, oddities and rarities on the big screen over the next few months.
Cities: [New York] [Los Angeles] [Austin] More Spring Preview: [Theatrical Calendar]
[Anywhere But a Movie Theater]
Is there a more energetic way to start the spring than with a screening of Russ Meyer's "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (Feb. 20, with editors Rumsey Taylor, Leo Goldsmith and Jenny Jediny in attendance)? Perhaps not, but it's only the start of an exciting spring season at the 92YTribeca Screening Room, which will present several special events over the next few months. »
- Stephen Saito
Character actress Zelda Rubinstein was best known for her role in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. She starred as psychic Tangina Barrons, who’s small stature and childlike voice added more chills to the 1982 horror film about demonic forces at a suburban home. She reprised her role in the two sequels Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III (1988).
Rubinstein was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 28, 1933. She worked as a medical technician, before embarking upon an acting career in the early 1980s. the 4′3″ actress was cast in the 1981 film Under the Rainbow, and she became an outspoken critic of the way little people portraying Munchkins in the film were depicted. She soon formed the Michael Dunn Memorial Repertory Theater Company in Los Angeles to give acting opportunities to other little people.
- Harris Lentz
Actress Zelda Rubinstein, best known for her role as a psychic "house cleaner" in Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist and its sequels, passed away Wednesday at the age of 76. Rubenstein also had a memorable role on TV's "Picket Fences" and appeared in films like Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch, Southland Tales, and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
According to the La Times, Rubinstein died from natural causes at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. She had been suffering health issues since at least December, when she was reportedly taken off of life support.
The diminutive actress had enjoyed a steady career in television and film, although she didn't make her acting debut until 1980, when she was already in her 40s. Her first film role was in Under the Rainbow, a comedy about aspiring little people actors starring Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher. The film earned pans and two Razzie nominations, »
- Jen Yamato
Zelda Rubinstein, best known for her role as Poltergeist's diminutive psychic, has died in Los Angeles. She was 76. The actress, who died at Barlow Respiratory Hospital after suffering a recent heart attack, made her screen debut in Chevy Chase's 1981 screwball farce Under The Rainbow. It was a year later, though, that she landed the part she'll be best remembered as Tangina Barrons, the Freeling family's guide to the spirit world in Poltergeist.The New Yorker's Pauline Kael enthused that Tangina "gives the movie new life, and she makes a large chunk of it work. . . . She emanates the eerie calm of someone who is used to dealing with tricky, deceiving ghosts."Rubinstein went on to reprise the role in Poltergeist 2: The Other Side and Poltergeist 3. She also appeared in John Hughes' coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch and most recently Southland Tales. The character actress was »
Los Angeles - Diminutive actress Zelda Rubinstein, who was most famous as the high-voiced psychic in the 1982 movie Poltergeist, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Rubinstein died of natural causes Wednesday at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Eric Stevens, her agent. Among her other credits are the movies Frances, Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch, Anguish and Southland Tales and the TV series Picket Fences, on which she was a regular. Rubinstein was also a prominent early AIDS activist and at just 1.3 metres tall was also a spokeswoman for the rights of little people. »
Some sad news today folks... Zelda Rubinstein, best known as the psychic Tangina Barrons from Poltergeist, has died at the age of 76. She had been hospitalized back in December after suffering a mild heart attack, and last month it had been reported that she was going to be taken off of life support. Apparently that was not quite true, because according to her agent, she passed away today due to natural causes at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. As a character actor, she appeared in a number of other roles over the years, including Teen Witch, National Lampoon's Last Resort, and Sixteen Candles. Her most recent on-screen performances were in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and Southland Tales in 2006. For a lot of us, though, I think it's safe to say that her role in Poltergeist was unforgettable, and it even earned her a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. »
The actress, who played spirit talker Tangina in the cult 1982 film, was hospitalised in Los Angeles in December after two of her major organs failed.
Internet reports suggested the petite star was close to death after she was reportedly taken off her life support machine, but friends and family insisted Rubinstein was on the mend earlier this month.
Her agent, Eric Stevens, has now confirmed she passed away of natural causes at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
He tells RadarOnline.com, "She had ongoing health issues and unfortunately they finally overtook her."
A friends adds, "She was very much at peace when she finally rested... The world has definitely lost someone very special."
Poltergeist was Rubinstein's big break in Hollywood. She went on to appear in films like Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch and National Lampoon's Last Resort, as well as U.S. TV shows Caroline in the City, Picket Fences and Mr. Belvedere.
From 2000 to 2006 she narrated spooky TV show The Scariest Places on Earth.
Rubinstein was also an activist for HIV and Aids awareness. »
Zelda Rubinstein, the actress best known for her portrayal of Tangina Barrons Poltergeist has passed away at the age of 76. Rubinstein was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about two months ago after suffering a mild heart attack, and taken off of life support just prior to New Years. Zelda worked as a medical lab technician before launching her acting career in her 40s, and made her film debut in the 1981 Chevy Chase comedy Under the Rainbow . The prolific actress accumulated a huge list of film credits which included Frances , Sixteen Candles , Teen Witch , Anguish and most recently Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon and Southland Tales . She was also involved in plenty of activist work, such as forming the nonprofit Michael Dunn Memorial »
16 items from 2010
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