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Once one of the biggest stars in the world, Jim Carrey has recently been faced with controversy more than he has a box office hit. And now he is being sued for the wrongful death of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White. Mark Burton, the husband of White, has filed a lawsuit against the actor this past Monday, accusing him of supplying Cathriona with prescription drugs, which resulted in her death.
Jim Carrey has already spoken out on the lawsuit, calling it a 'terrible shame'. According to Reuters, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Carrey went onto say this.
"There are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world."
The lawsuit filed by Mark Burton claims Carrey used his 'immense wealth and celebrity status' to get highly addictive drugs and controlled substances illegally, which he gave to his former girlfriend Cathriona White. »
On this day in history at it relates to showbiz...
The Director and I
1787 Mozart competes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" which has shown up in dozens of films over the years, many of which are classics. Here is but a small sampling of films that have used it in the past 40 years or so: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Alien, Sophie's Choice, The Bride, Hope & Glory, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, GI Jane, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Milk, and April and the Extraordinary World.
- NATHANIEL R
Nostalgia for the ’90s shows no sign of slowing down. YouTube user The Unusual Suspect has put together a music-video mashup syncing The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” to excerpts from 230 different movies, including “Fargo,” “Toy Story,” “The Dark Knight” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and many, many more. Watch it below.
The lead single from 1998’s “Americana,” “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” was quite the success both nationally and at this writer’s elementary school. The Unusual Suspect is presumably a fan as well, given the painstaking efforts it must have taken to piece this three-minute video together. Among the other films featured are “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Spaceballs,” “Deadpool,” “Tron,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Meet the Parents, »
- Michael Nordine
Our latest Exclusive Cool video is all about the little details in movies you probably have never noticed before, even if you've watched them countless times. I'm talking about things like the fruit on Lt. Lois Einhorn's desk in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, or how Carl Weathers' Chubbs Peterson is frequently seen wearing a Lacoste (whose logo resembles an alligator) shirt in... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.
Well guys we have had a week since the last episode. you will have already listened to episode 33 and 33.5 with our awesome interview with Ross Marquand from the Walking Dead. Which was awesome then we went to the Newcastle Film and Comic Con for the weekend where we were able to score us some Press Passes and Hob Nob with the talent. We kick off the episode with our own special News Round-Up as always with a pretty epic rant »
- Phil Wheat
Need a good laugh, but only got an hour and a half? Might we recommend this little lot...
I’m of the firm belief that films work most effectively when their runtime is 90 minutes or less. It forces an economy of story and dialogue which propels the film into its best self. No bloated middle, extended ending, or wasted stories here. This goes double for comedies. They should never outstay their welcome. But they seem to be getting longer, as we recently pointed out here.
So to refresh your movie comedy palette, here are 25 films that are 90 minutes or under. I’ve tried to avoid the more obvious ones, and shine a light on those comedies which might have gone a bit unappreciated over the years, but are well worth a hour and a half of your time. This lean runtime isn’t a guarantee of greatness of course, »
Welcome to another look at the highs and lows of Hollywood remakes. This time, we’ve got one of the better ones, as we compare two of the all-time great screen comedians in two of their best roles. This week, Cinelinx looks at The Nutty Professor.
Jerry Lewis and Eddie Murphy are two of the best big-screen comedians in the history of the film industry. Jerry Lewis’ 1963 hit The Nutty Professor is a comedy classic, which Lewis wrote and directed himself. Eddie Murphy is one of the few comedians talented enough to try to recapture that magic and succeed. Murphy’s remake is so entertaining that it matches the original in overall comedic quality. Which is better? Let’s look at the two versions.
What’s interesting about this comparison is that both versions of The Nutty Professor are the benchmark for the second half of the careers of the respective stars. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Way back in 2013, we reported that Morgan Creek Productions had teamed up with screenwriter Jeremy Slater for a TV series remake of the classic horror film The Exorcist. That report revealed that the production company was shopping the potential series around, with the project garnering interest from several broadcast and cable networks, although no specific networks were mentioned. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that Fox has issued a pilot order for the potential series, with Jeremy Slater remaining on board to write the pilot script.
The news comes just a few months after Morgan Creek Productions issued a brief statement on their official Twitter page that they "will never attempt to remake The Exorcist." This statement came just after the news that Morgan Creek was planning on selling off its entire 78-film library, although they would keep the remake rights to five of these movies, one of which was The Exorcist, »
Last fall, cinephiles and horror fans were up in arms when production company Morgan Creek revealed they were selling off their film library, but hanging on to five properties for remake purposes: "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Major League," "Young Guns," "Flying Tigers," and "The Exorcist." It's that last title that got the film world's attention, with director William Friedkin denouncing the proposed project. Morgan Creek reacted swiftly on Twitter, posting "Despite what was printed, we can assure you we would Never Ever attempt to remake The Exorcist." Well, so much for that. Read More: The 40 Scariest Movie Moments Of All Time Fox has ordered a pilot for a TV series based on William Petter Blatty's "The Exorcist," something Morgan Creek shopped around Hollywood back in 2013, for the 40th anniversary of the film. Jeremy Slater (co-writer on last year's disastrous "Fantastic Four") penned the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last fall, cinephiles and horror fans were up in arms when production company Morgan Creek revealed they were selling off their film library, but hanging on to five properties for remake purposes: "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Major League," "Young Guns," "Flying Tigers," and "The Exorcist." It's that last title that got the film world's attention, with director William Friedkin denouncing the proposed project. Morgan Creek reacted swiftly on Twitter, posting "Despite what was printed, we can assure you we would Never Ever attempt to remake The Exorcist." Well, so much for that. Read More: The 40 Scariest Movie Moments Of All Time Fox has ordered a pilot for a TV series based on William Petter Blatty's "The Exorcist," something Morgan Creek shopped around Hollywood back in 2013, for the 40th anniversary of the film. Jeremy Slater (co-writer on last year's disastrous "Fantastic Four") penned the...
- Kevin Jagernauth
Actor David Margulies has passed away at the age of 78. He is well known for his film roles in Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and more. Margulies trod the boards on Broadway and worked in television, too.
Margulies plays Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, in the upcoming Madoff TV mini-series. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Madoff premieres February 3, on ABC. His last TV appearance aired during his life, was in the fifth episode of Happyish, May 24, 2015. Showtime cancelled Happyish exactly three months later, over low ratings.
From 2000 to 2007, Margulies notably recurred as Neil Mink, Tony's lawyer in HBO's The Sopranos. Between 1991 and 2004, the actor played four different characters on NBC's original Law & Order TV series.
This character actor filled yet another »
With just seven months until the new Ghostbusters hits the big screen, a star from the beloved original movies has passed away. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor David Margulies, who played New York City Mayor Lenny Clotch in both 1984's Ghostbusters and the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, has passed away at the age of 78 in New York City. The actor's agent Mary Harden confirmed the news, revealing that he passed from a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness.
David Margulies was born February 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, and after graduating from City College, he made his off-Broadway debut in 1958 with a role in the production Golden 6. His first film appearance came in 1971's A New Leaf, and he would go on to star in films like All That Jazz, Dressed to Kill, and Times Square before landing the role of New York Mayor Lenny Clotch in the original Ghostbusters. He delivered the memorable line, »
David Margulies, a veteran stage and screen actor who memorably played the Mayor of New York in the Ghostbusters movies, has died, his longtime agent, Mary Harden, confirmed to Deadline. He was 78. Aside from his role as Lenny Clotch - a take-off on real-life New York Mayor Ed Koch - Margulies starred in many films and theater productions. Other recognizable parts included Tony Soprano's lawyer Neil Mink on The Sopranos and the doctor in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. On Broadway, Margulies - a New York native - appeared in Comedians, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Angels In America, to name a few. »
- Lindsay Kimble
13 items from 2016
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