11 items from 2015
Even though this year’s sci-fi flick Chappie may not have been anywhere near as poignant or impressive as director Neill Blomkamp‘s previous effort District 9, you can’t deny that the film has some unbelievable special effects. Bringing the titular artificially intelligent robot to life is quite a feat, and it was done with a combination […]
- Ethan Anderton
Lionsgate has acquired U.S.-Canada and U.K. rights on the Tele Munchen Group pic The von Trapp Family – A Life of Music. The film directed by Dutch filmmaker Ben Verbong takes a different angle on the Sound of Music story the entire world knows and loves. Pic is based on Agathe von Trapp’s autobiography "Memories Before and After the Sound of Music," which tells the story behind the legend. The screenplay was written by Christoph Silber (Good Bye Lenin) and Tim Sullivan… »
From daytime TV to classic movies, makeovers are hard to escape. But we must resist the lure of the Before and After transformation
Why are women so obsessed with makeovers?
Pete, by email
Are we? Every one of us? It’s true, there are some days when I can barely get out of bed because my mind is so possessed by thoughts of how I can make over myself. But really, I think we can all agree that, when it comes to narcissism, a fashion columnist is probably at the thin end of the wedge.
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- Hadley Freeman
High school can be hell, especially for outcasts targeted by cliques with malevolent mischief on their minds. As readers of Stephen King's Carrie and its multiple film adaptations know, when you mess with a telekinetic outsider, fires tend to roar and blood spatters the walls. Scream Factory is giving the Generation Y versions of King's seminal story a high-definition upgrade, with their Carrie / The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray hitting shelves on April 14th. Ahead of the Blu-ray's release, we have trailers and clips from both films, including the iconic blood-drenched prom queen crowning and Rachel's glass-shattering house party interruption.
"Synopsis: A Double Dose of Telekinesis Terror!
Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King's classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn't fit in. At school, »
- Derek Anderson
Stephen King's debut novel Carrie has been adapted for the screen multiple times for multiple generations, showing us different takes on the telekinetic titular character who's harassed both in the halls and on the home front. Scream Factory is giving the Generation Y versions of King's seminal story a high-definition upgrade, with their Carrie / The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray that hits shelves on April 14th. Ahead of its release, we've been provided with three copies of the double feature Blu-ray to give away to a few lucky Daily Dead readers.
"Synopsis: A Double Dose of Telekinesis Terror!
Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King's classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn't fit in. At school, she endures her classmates' constant ridicule, and at »
- Derek Anderson
Prolific film-maker J. P. Dutta’s daughter, Nidhi Dutta is hard at work. She is gearing up to make her debut in Bollywood and for this, Nidhi has lost a whopping 26 kilos and needless to say she looks stunning.
Nidhi will be making her debut with her father’s film which will be directed by Binoy Gandhi. The actress says that shedding the pounds was not easy for her but she decided to take up the challenge after her father called her ‘very fat’ for the role. It took the help of trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, six months and a strict diet of salads to reach this weight. But Nidhi says she still has six more kilos to lose before she reaches her ideal weight. Her incentive is not only the lead role but also because she will be shooting a promotional song for the movie that requires her to be very fit. »
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Spanish actress Anna Allen takes the phrase "fake it till you make it" to a new level.
Numerous news outlets are claiming the 32-year-old performer has been photoshopping her face on celebrities' bodies and reposting their pics on her Instagram as if they were her own. As of late, the Anna Allen Instagram account is not in service.
The actress' alleged web of lies was discovered when she started sharing pics from the Oscars.
Photos: Before and After -- Stars' Most Dramatic Transformations
According to formulaTV, Anna cropped Lupita Nyong'o's 2014 invitation to the Academy Awards and posted as her own on Instagram -- though failed to crop out the year. "So it's official," the caption reads, purportedly from Anna's account. "I'm invited to the Oscars!"
But her alter ego doesn't stop there. The actress also photoshopped her head on several celebrities, including Keira Knightley. She also, according to reports, photoshopped herself »
Class is back in session! The gang from Saved by the Bell's Bayside High School came together once again for an amazing, nostalgia-filled reunion skit during The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The former costars shared behind-the-scenes photos and seemed just as "excited!" as ever to don their mom jeans, cheerleading uniform, and more. Mirror mirror... Tonight on @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/frY910p1fo — Mark-Paul Gosselaar (@Mpg) February 5, 2015 Before and after the big reveal, series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), Elizabeth Berkley [...] »
On Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy!, contestant Nicholas Berube buzzed in to provide the corresponding question to this answer: "This Australian hip-hopper used the pet name/street name system to come up with her rap name."
The answer quickly went viral, and Berube even took to Twitter to apologize for his mixup.
Hey @Azealiabanks - I'm the guy on Jeopardy who mixed you up with Iggy Azalea. I apologize. I actually think you're awesome.
— Nicholas Berube (@nicholas_berube) January 21, 2015
To be fair, "Iggy Azalea »
In a rare move one of China’s censors has gone on the record to explain why popular TV drama “The Empress of China” was ordered off air for a re-edit.
Tian Jin, deputy director of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, said Wednesday that the show contained “unhealthy images.”
The period drama starring Fan Bingbing as the country’s only known empress, Wu Zetian, ran on satellite channel Hunan TV from Dec. 21 before it was taken off. When it reappeared on Jan. 1 many full-length and mid-length shots had been closely cropped to become headshots, eliminating the cleavage-revealing dresses that were the fashion of Wu’s era.
The re-edit provoked howls of criticism online that the industry regulators are absurdly over-protective. Before and after shots revealed that many of Fan’s multiple costume changes were rendered invisible.
It also sparked renewed calls for a rating system »
- Patrick Frater
We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!When Hope For Paws Animal Rescue received a call notifying them of a stray pup wandering around a local neighborhood, the rescuers decided to film the pick-up. What they found was a soiled, clumpy little mutt who was obviously wary of strangers. But a few treats later, the dog becomes a big-eyed baby, cradled in the welcoming arms of a human who cared enough to help. »
11 items from 2015
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