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We’re celebrating 31 Days of Jinkx Monsoon here at Logoland, and that seems justified considering she’s the most talented queen in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The season five champion can sing, act, make jokes, imitate people, and captivate with that naughty, effete voice of hers. As far as I’m concerned, the only complaint you can level at Jinkx is that she seems like a really, genuinely nice person, and maybe some people think that detracts from her “nerve” quotient. We don’t!
Let’s help kick off her month-long celebration with a tribute. Here are seven fabulous facts about the Seattle drag queen born Jerick Hoffer.
1. She is a huge fan of Addams Family Values. (She starts quoting Debbie Jellinsky [Joan Cusack] at 1:38.)
2. She has a crush on Santino Rice.
We learned a lot in our interview with Jinkx. Here’s the naughtiest tidbit.
- Louis Virtel
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Elysium: Neill Blomkamp cements his science-fiction credentials as a filmmaker with a genre vision the likes of which we haven’t seen since the socially conscious Sf of the 1970s; this is smart popcorn cinema with something to say [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
new to streaming
Red Obsession: sly and sometimes funny, this is a microcosm of the economic state of the world — the West faltering and China ascending — seen through the prism of France’s boutique wine industry [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
post-turkey Thanksgiving treats
Addams Family Values: featuring Wednesday’s subversive Pilgrims vs. Indians pageant [at Amazon Instant Video] The Ice Storm: one 1970s turkey day turns tragic; the great cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Christina Ricci, and Elijah Wood [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Pieces of April: »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Logo is serving up a super-sized portion of holiday programming in a “Happy Friendsgiving Weekend” stunt that will make the perfect side dish to any Friendsgiving celebration. Hosted by “Sparkle Turkey” (yes, it’s a giant turkey covered in glitter) and his friends, Logo’s Friendsgiving programming features a heavy helping of Thanksgiving episodes of Roseanne and Will & Grace, airings of the classic movie Clue, starring the legendary Madeline Kahn and episodes of the Golden Girls to prove that good friends are just like family. Later for dessert, take a bite out of family time in Addams Family Values assuring you there’s no need to fret your crazy relatives when Morticia, Gomez and Uncle Fester live next door. Logo’s Friendsgiving has arrived and runs from Wednesday, November 27th thru Sunday, December 1st.
The post Happy Friendsgiving this Holiday Weekend appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
Reports have surfaced that MGM are in the process of developing an animated Addams Family adventure film.
Everyone remembers the TV series and films – The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values – which were based on the Charles Addams New Yorker cartoon strips. However, many have complained that the adaptations didn’t completely embody Charles’ unique illustrations. MGM’s new project may change that, as they’re apparently working with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Corpse Bride/Monster House screenwriter Pamela Pettler to create their own animated version of Addams’ original work.
The news may come as a surprise for some as it seems that the King Of Gothic Tim Burton isn’t involved. Burton was in talks with Illumination Entertainment to create his own version of the quirky family, but it seems it’s dead in the water.
Are you an Addams Family fan? Excited by the news?
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky, and they're heading back to the big screen, with Variety revealing that MGM is in final negotiations to produce an animated feature film reboot of The Addams Family.
The creation of cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family made the leap to television in 1964 in the classic sitcom and later spawned several other incarnations, including a trio of features - The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and the direct-to-video Addams Family Reunion - during the 1990s.
Until recently, Tim Burton had been developed a stop motion adaptation at Illumination, but the project was abandoned earlier this year, which has apparently cleared the way for producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to nab the rights. The screenplay for the animated movie will be written by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House), although there's no word yet on a potential director or release date. »
- Gary Collinson
The Addams Family is coming back to the big screen with a new animated reboot from MGM Studios. The project is not related to Illumination Entertainment's The Addams Family, a stop-motion feature which Tim Burton was slated to direct. That project is no longer moving forward.
Pamela Pettler (Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Monster House, 9) has signed on to write the screenplay, with BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun producing. Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi are executive producing.
No story details have been given at this time, but the film will be based on Charles Addams' beloved comic strip, which was published in The New Yorker from 1938 until 1988, when the creator passed away.
The comics spawned The Addams Family live-action TV series featuring Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing, which ran from 1964 to 1966, along with The Addams Family 1991 feature film and its sequels Addams Family Values and Addams Family Reunion. »
The Addams Family, a group described as "creepy", "kooky", "mysterious", "spooky", and "all together ookie", will be returning to the big screen as an animated movie. The macabre family has enjoyed numerous forms since they were created in 1938 by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker. Their most popular incarnations were the original live-action series, which ran from 1964-1966, and the hit 1991 film starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Lloyd. The sequel, Addams Family Values, flopped, and the third movie, Addams Family Reunion, went straight-to-video, but the delightfully strange clan made a bit of a comeback with a 2010 Broadway musical. A return to movie theaters is overdue. Hit the jump for more. According to Variety, Pamela Pettler, whose credits include Corpse Bride and Monster House, will handle screenwriting duties for MGM's new adaptation. Over three years ago, Tim Burton planned to direct a stop-motion adaptation with Chris Meledandri’s Illumination, »
- Matt Goldberg
It's been three years since we heard anything about Tim Burton's stop-motion animated 3D adaptation of Charles Addams' original New Yorker cartoon creations of The Addams Family. The film was said to be completely different from the TV series and film adaptations of the original illustrations which were only inspired by Addams' work, and didn't fully embody the quirky, gothic family. However, the project set up at Illumination Entertainment is dead, and now Variety reports MGM is working with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce their own animated film, and Tim Burton is not involved. More below! However, Burton's Corpse Bride screenwriter Pamela Pettler, who also wrote Monster House and 9, will write the script. It's not clear if the project will take the same direction that Burton was hoping to go, but we're hoping it's different from the classic ABC sitcom and film adaptation which »
- Ethan Anderton
• Tim Burton to direct Beetlejuice 2
• Why I love … Addams Family Values' Thanksgiving play
Gomez, Morticia and Uncle Fester are set to live again: as animated characters in a new version of The Addams Family, reports Variety.
After a pair of live-action hit movies in the early 90s – The Addams Family and Addams Family Values – had revived interest in Charles Addams' macabre creations, originally conceived as drawings in the New Yorker magazine, a string of cheap TV cartoons as well as a straight to video feature (Addams Family Reunion) had somewhat tarnished the brand. Tim Burton and Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri had reportedly been trying to bring a stop-motion Addams Family to the big screen in recent years, but the project was scrapped in July.
Now, it seems, MGM have taken up the baton, »
- Andrew Pulver
The Addams Family - Wednesday Addams Cosplayer: Dantès Inferno * Photographer: J.J. Maher Photography Studio In Addams' cartoons, which first appeared in The New Yorker, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name "Wednesday", based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, "Wednesday's child is full of woe". She is the sister of Pugsley Addams (and, in the movie Addams Family Values, also the sister of Pubert Addams), and she is the only daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams. - Wikipedia »
Odd List Simon Brew 20 Sep 2013 - 07:14
They don't make funny movies any more, right? Wrong. If you're looking for a laugh, then here are some you may have missed...
For this list, blame The Hangover Part III. It was whilst walking out of that film that I got into a chat with someone, who was bemoaning the lack of genuinely funny movie comedies. Certainly, big budget Hollywood comedies have no end of problems right now - with the occasional exception - but I couldn't help thinking of the many neglected gems that had gone through my DVD player over the past decade or so.
As such, I started to put this list together. It's inevitably subjective, as one person's comedy is another person's snore fest. But I've tried to dig out a mix of comedies from the past three decades that have either flown under the radar completely, or »
Get ready for all of the weird backstory and unnecessary expositional you can handle as we created the ultimate movie villain monologue. Edited by Avaryl Halley.
Movies Included (Click To Buy)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery | Goldfinger | The King of Comedy | On Her Majesty's Secret Service | True Romance | Skyfall | Friday the 13th | Cape Fear | Foul Play | Silence of the Lambs | The Dark Knight | Addams Family Values | Goldeneye | Die Another Die | Diamonds are Forever | Live and Let Die | The World Is Not Enough | Zoolander | The Man With The Golden Gun | Misery | The Incredibles | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Clue | Street Fighter | Moonraker | Tomorrow Never Dies | Marathon Man | Inglourious Basterds | Dogma »
Forget film heroes, it's villains who really devote themselves to a cause – none more so than Hollywood's greatest bad guy: Scarface
I root for the bad guy. I go for supervillains over superheroes. In The Karate Kid (just like Barney Stinson), I was cheering for the kid that actually went to a karate school.
The antagonist devotes himself to his cause. And that's why I love Scarface, particularly the scene where a drunk, drugged Tony Montana – one of the biggest villains of them all – shows more passion than any of the squares who try and shun this Cuban mobster.
"What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. »
- Hamza Mohamed
Takashi Miike's Yakuza thriller opens with a barrage of sleaze featuring cocaine, stripping and guns. It's brilliant
Warning: contains explicit images
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I'm slightly ashamed to admit how much I enjoy the opening scene of Dead or Alive, Takashi Miike's violent Yakuza thriller. It's essentially five minutes of continuous sleaze, resembling more an 18-rated trailer than it does the establishing moments of a film. It's certainly not something I'd recommend sitting down to watch with your family – not unless your family's really weird.
It starts with a count-in – "One, two; one two three four" – before a rock riff kicks in, there's a scream, and a (not entirely convincing) body is seen falling from a building. It hits the pavement, a shady figure »
- Adam Boult
• Watch the trailer for We're the Millers
• News on Sudeikis's departure from SNL
• Sudeikis on his previous collaboration with Aniston, Horrible Bosses
Kansas kids have whirlwind adventures, whether it's Dorothy en route to Oz or Jason Sudeikis tilting at movie stardom. The American comic bounces into London jet-lagged and bleary, slurping coffee from a paper cup. He has a gilded status as a Hollywood clown and a glossy fiancee in Olivia Wilde, formerly of House. He is not in Kansas any more; the place is a memory. But he is poking all kinds of fun at red-state USA.
We're the Millers casts 37-year-old Sudeikis as a Denver-based pot-dealer who changes his hairstyle and his surname in order to pass »
- Xan Brooks
Ja from Mnpp here - while it's still quite a ways off from being a thing sitting in front of our eyeballs, if indeed it ever does, I figure this is the sort of news that the Tfe readership wouldn't want to miss: Annette Bening might be headlining a series for HBO. Deadline's reporting that The Bening, as she's known round these parts, is looking at a series called The Third Coast, about "a larger than life casting director in New Mexico," that would be directed by Jay Roach and was written by Paul Rudnick.
Roach got his start with the Austin Powers movies before moving on to the Fockers series and then more recently making that memorable back-to-back pair of political powerhouses for HBO, Recount and Game Change. Meanwhile Paul Rudnick wrote Addams Family Values, and that is everything. (Seriously though, Rudnick's "Libby Gelman-Waxner" character for Premiere Magazine back »
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.
Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.
Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)
2. "The Wild Thornberries"
3. Dawson and Joey
5. Mr. Feeny
7. MTV playing music videos
9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"
10. Levar Burton
13. "The Powerpuff Girls"
14. "Smart Guy"
15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings
16. "The X-Files"
17. Rosie O'Donnell
18. Bill Nye
19. "Dawson's Creek"
20. The Mighty Ducks"
21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"
23. Rachel Green
24. Tim Allen
25. "All That"
26. "Beverly Hills 90210"
27. "Step by Step"
28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"
30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer »
- The Huffington Post
Good child actors are something of a rare commodity, with good reason: it’s a lot to expect from a kid. They have to have the intelligence to read, understand, and memorize dialogue. They need the maturity to show up on set and actually put in a day’s work, while other kids their age are playing video games with their friends. And most importantly, they need to be able to convincingly pretend to be someone else. There’s a perfect storm of temperament, talent, and luck that results in a particularly good child actor.
Most of the time, you see kids basically playing a version of themselves. They’re hams and they love attention, so it’s not exactly a huge stretch for them to get in front of the camera and be their big, boisterous selves. But then there are some that can really play with the big boys, »
- Audrey Fox
To celebrate the release of Sophia Copolla’s The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson, we at Thn bring you the Top Ten Former Child Stars That You Now Totally Would. Before you accuse us of being ‘Acolytes of Savile,’ this is a celebration of the actors that Used To Be child stars and have grown up to be bang tidy. There are no historic cases here, we are ogling them As They Are Now.
Having said that (Yewtree speed-dial at the ready…), we shall discuss that odd and unique feeling of fancying someone (now) who was famous when they were just a kid. Sometimes they vanish after their cuteness/bankability disappears, then reappear as fully formed hunks and honies (Have you Seen the kid from Jerry Maguire now? Quickly, Google ‘Jonathan Lipnicki’ and remember; that’s Stuart Little’s specky mate). Sometimes we watch them grow older before our eyes »
- John Sharp
Summer is rapidly approaching, and it has caused me to think about how I spent my summers as a child. For me, there was only 1 option for how to spend my summer and I lived the other 10 months for it – summer camp. People generally have two opinions about summer camp: it was either the greatest months of their lives when they became who they are today, or it was endless weeks of misery that were filled with homesickness and embarrassment.
The movies tend to treat camp the same way. My personal experience with camp was clearly a positive one. I met my closest friends there and it made me the man I am today, for better or worse. As both camper and staff, summer camp was a delicate balance between wholesomeness and debauchery that few films have been able to accurately replicate. As we got older, camp songs and bunk »
- David Dickerman
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