Brendan Fraser seemed on the verge of being a major movie star in the late 1990s. But it never came to be. We look at why…
I remember going in to watch 1994’s Airheads at the cinema, at the time tempted to do so more by the name of Michael Lehmann on the end credits than Adam Sandler and Brendan Fraser above the title. Steve Buscemi’s presence helped too, of course. But Lehmann had, after all, come to the project off the back of the unfairly maligned Hudson Hawk, and also, this is the man who gave the world Heathers. Can’t grumble with that.
I’d not seen Brendan Fraser on the big screen before, although even by this stage, he’d earned some currency. Encino Man – California Man in the UK – had overcome savage reviews to prove a decent hit. School Ties, that I
The biopic, which was previously developed by Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. It is being written by Rich Wilkes (Airheads, xXx) and Tom Kapinos (Californication), while Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) is set to direct. Motley Crue members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.
The actor: Judd Nelson is one of those actors who is so identified with a particular life-altering role—The Breakfast Club’s John Bender, the rebellious icon for ’80s teens and beyond—that you may be surprised to learn that he hasn’t stopped working since that movie. From a long-running sitcom stint to voice-over work to films like New Jack City, Airheads, and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Nelson tells The A.V. Club that his motto is “work begets work.” His latest addition to his long IMDb list is the just-opened Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story, his first Western, with Trace Adkins. Judd Nelson was a Random Roles natural and gleefully dove into the backstories
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Ray Liotta was initially attached the project when first it was announced in 2014, but alterations to the screenplay led to personnel changes as well. “The more the script evolved,” said Batra, “the more obvious it became Brendan was the best choice for the idiosyncratic role of Charu. For a director to explore this journey with him in a place like India is nothing less than a once in a lifetime opportunity.” India isn’t as well known to the outside world for its hard-hitting genre fare as it is for its musicals, but anyone who’s seen Anurag Kashyap’s five-hour “Gangs of Wasseypur” knows that “The Field” won’t be the first mob movie to emerge from Bollywood.
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Prem Chopra, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Vineet Singh and Radhika Apte will all be starring alongside Fraser, whose work in “Airheads” and “The Scout” has gone unheralded for far too long.
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The upcoming comedy centres on the dreary life of Max Simkin (Sandler), who discovers a magic shoe repair device that changes his world.
Now able to transform himself into other people simply by wearing their shoes, Max Simkin has the opportunity to romance the woman of his dreams.
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Dustin Hoffman, Melonie Diaz and Method Man also have supporting roles in the movie.
The Cobbler opens on March 13 in the Us.
Buoyed by brilliant performances, a sharp script and direction from Hughes and that Simple Minds track, this is a film we return to again and again. But what happened to its stars? We go then and now with the cast to find out what happened to the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal.
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A staple of John Hughes movies in the '80s, Hall brought endearing geeky charm to National Lampoon's Vacation , Sixteen Candles and Weird Science.
As he grew out of child star roles, Hall sought to shed his established screen persona with a diverse selection of character parts across film and TV.
“Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects – an adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces, a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with
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We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.
The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences,
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