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Everyone’s got that favorite childhood film — maybe even the tattered VHS version stowed away in your parents’ basement — that you could watch over and over again, even though you didn’t necessarily understand all the jokes or adult character dialogue. It’s that one film where the imagery sticks like fly paper to your brain and affirms some special truth you believed about your kidself. For me, that film is 1996’s Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, starring Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, and also DeVito, and based on the Roald Dahl novel.
Much like (and even pre-dating) another kid-with-special-powers, »
- Jennifer Arellano
The cast of 1996 family comedy Matilda have reunited.
[Left to right, back row: Million Dollar Sticky star, Brian Levinson (Michael Wormwood), Pam Ferris (Miss Trunchbull), Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter), Leor Livneh Hackel (Julius Rottwinkle)
Left to right, front row: Jacqueline Steiger (Amanda Thripp), Rhea Perlman (Mrs Wormwood), Mara Wilson (Matilda Wormwood), Kiami Davael (Lavender Brown), Sara Magdalin (4-year-old Matilda Wormwood), Danny DeVito (Mr Wormwood/Narrator), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey)]
Matilda was directed by DeVito, and starred Wilson as a young girl who used her telekinetic powers to escape from her overbearing parents (Perlman, DeVito).
The movie was adapted from the 1988 novel of the same name by famed author Roald Dahl.
Wilson stepped away from Hollywood in 2000, choosing to focus on her education rather than further her career.
She was also recently in the news for writing an article about why child stars often 'go crazy' while trying to transition to adult success.
The actress's »
Saturdays are a little quiet in Hollywood. All of your favourite celebs are out and about doing those more mundane chores, like shopping for nappies, or the weekly Tesco shop (do they have Tescos in Tinseltown?) or even doing what we do here at Thn Towers, which is do that thing we don’t get a huge amount of time during the working week. Watch a bloody movie. Anyway, because there won’t be as much movie news hitting Thn over Saturday and Sunday, we’ve been trying to come up with a few cool features to share with you, and this is the first… Where Are They Now? The Forgotten Legends.
Have you ever sat down the boozer and had a little chat amongst your mates when you star talking about some random film from the 1980s or something… and then this sentence rears its ugly head; “I wonder whatever happened to… »
- Paul Heath
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