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Let's hope Jack Nicholson has a pleasant birthday on Wednesday, or at least a less disturbing one than the birthday when pal Hunter S. Thompson showed up outside his house, turned on a spotlight, blasted a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, fired several rounds from his 9mm pistol, and (when the terrified actor and his kids refused to open the door) left an elk's heart on the doorstep.
Nicholson turns 78 on April 22, and even though he hasn't been in a movie for five years, he still looms large in our collective imaginations. Younger viewers know him from his flamboyant performances in "The Departed," "The Bucket List," "Something's Gotta Give," and "Anger Management," but his older films remain ubiquitous on TV as well, including "As Good as It Gets," "A Few Good Men," "Batman," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Terms of Endearment," "The Shining," and "Chinatown." A late bloomer, »
- Gary Susman
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is an upcoming summer full-length film that sees the Kiss gang get animated and call up Scooby-Doo, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Fred of Mystery Inc. to solve the mystery of the Crimson Witch. The witch is disrupting a Halloween concert at the amusement Kiss World and is setting out to destroy the planet by summoning the Destroyer. »
For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians
Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron has one of the most impressive principal ensembles we've ever seen, but apparently we've spent months not actually knowing the full extent of the roster. This is because both Julie Delpy (Before Midnight) and Linda Cardellini (Bloodline, Scooby Doo) have parts in the blockbuster, as has confirmed on a tip sheet for the feature's upcoming Los Angeles premiere. But what remains a total mystery is exactly who they might be playing in the movie. Given how late in the game the two actresses are entering into the bigger picture of Avengers 2, it's not hard to imagine that the extent of their parts in the film will be somewhat limited, but what's unknown and potentially exciting is the possible impact their roles could have on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If we're really dreaming big, it's possible that either Julie Delpy »
The list of celebrity attendees for the world premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has surfaced.
What would normally be an uninteresting document has drawn a lot of attention though as the section for the film's cast includes two fairly well known actresses who have not been mentioned as part of the cast before.
Other celebrities attending the premiere are in a different section of the document and so this has quickly led to speculation about what roles either of them could be playing - including the possibility that one of them is Captain Marvel.
Slashfilm got in contact with Disney who has confirmed that their inclusion in the cast list was not a misprint. There wasn't any comment beyond that. »
- Garth Franklin
The eagle eyed folks over at /Film spotted Julie Delpy and Linda Cardellini on the cast list for the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Utron and have confirmed with Disney that their placement there was not a mistake. That means they're in the movie, but why should we even care? Well, rumour has it that Captain Marvel has been cast and will be making an appearance in the sequel, and there's at least a very small chance that Carol Danvers will be brought to life by one of these women. They might have very minor parts like Ashley Johnson's waitress in The Avengers of course, but this is at least worth considering. Having Carol appear here before getting her powers would make sense, though for all we know, Avengers: Age of Ultron might be her origin story! Delpy is best known for starring in Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy, »
Before the cosmic behemoth of Guardians Of The Galaxy came along, its scribe/director was very much a “Gunn” for hire, writing anything from the Scooby-doo franchise to a book on legendary exploitation producer and mentor Troma. James Gunn’s next project isn’t a million miles away from the latter though, as he’s announced The Belco Experiment, a horror movie to be directed by Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean.
This taut-sounding tale of corporate savagery is a literal death match, as the hapless drones of American Belco in South America are given a highly unorthodox memo – kill or be killed!
Gunn has issued a statement via Facebook, where his trademark warped sense of excitement bursts off the screen:
I cannot tell you how passionate and excited I am about this project! It’s a script I wrote a few years ago, for which I have always had a deep love. »
- Steve Palace
One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.
For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.
As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know »
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I call the soft rock militia on you... In one way, you could look at "Burned" as a filler episode, since very little happens to change the larger story arcs. Boyd doesn't get his hands on Markham's cash, and thus Raylan doesn't get to arrest him, but both men intend to keep trying. Ava discovers that Raylan is wise to her, but figures out a way to remain out of jail for now by giving him the real details of the heist. Zachariah tries to murder Boyd for what the Crowder family has done to Ava, but Carl saves his boss at the last minute. Raylan doesn't even manage to successfully sell Arlo's house to Loretta, since her overt pitch to the town to become part of her budding pot empire would get him trouble with the higher-ups. With »
- Alan Sepinwall
Ice T lent his voice to a number of popular children’s cartoons on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday. The gangster rapper and star of “Law and Order: Svu” told Fallon that he has been voicing cartoon characters for years, you just have to “listen hard.” Also Read: From Steve Allen to Jay Leno – All of ‘Tonight Show’s’ Hosts and Sidekicks Before Jimmy Fallon (Photos) Fallon played clips of Ice providing the voices of Doc from “G.I. Joe,” Shaggy from “Scooby Doo,” and Dora from “Dora the Explorer,” which are all a bit more hardcore than most fans will. »
- Joe Otterson
As Disney and Marvel look to expand their roster of movies to three per year, it seems many directors are looking to jump on the band wagon as a way of furthering their profile. We’ve already seen how directing Thor: The Dark World got Alan Taylor the job on Terminator: Genisys and Guardian of the Galaxy turned former Troma writer and Scooby Doo scribe James Gunn into a major player.
“That would probably be the first step… figuring out what they got over there,” Ava told HitFix. “I’m not a big comic book fan, but I know that I love to deconstruct heroes, deconstruct myths. I probably would want to do some kind of origin story, where you get to the core of it, »
- Luke Owen
All hail another cartoon superstar who shines brightly in the animation galaxy. Well, he’s been shining for more than fifteen years now, actually. But in the realm of ‘toon icons, this lil’ guy is pretty unique. He’s not part of the group that were created during Hollywood’s “golden age” to star in pre-feature film short subjects, this includes Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse in the 1920’s right through to the 1960s’ with the Pink Panther (of course, a few jumped from the printed page to the big screen like Popeye the Sailor and Casper the Friendly Ghost). This fella’s an off-shoot of the made-for-tv superstars that include Rocket J Squirrel and his pal Bullwinkle J. Moose, the Simpsons, and the colossal roster of characters from Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera’s company (Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, and Scooby Doo). While they debuted on old-fashioned broadcast networks, »
- Jim Batts
Last year, fright fans with a fondness for the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon, Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, saw their beloved mystery-solving bunch encounter horror icons in Travis Falligant’s tribute art. This year we’ll see yet another unique side of the Great Dane and the Gang, as Lego has announced five new sets that will feature the famous sleuths, the eerie environments in which they investigate, and the spooky villains they go up against.
The Scooby-Doo Lego sets will hit stores in August. The “Mummy Museum Mystery”, the “Haunted Lighthouse”, the “Mystery Mansion”, and “The Mystery Machine” (a 301-piece item intended for ages 6+, listed at $29.99, and pictured below) will be among the featured sets.
Sometime next year, Warner Bros. will release a 22-minute animated special depicting Scooby-Doo, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy in Lego form, with direct-to-video Lego animated Scooby-Doo movies also in development. For more information, here »
- Derek Anderson
Here’s a full list of the new sets, via Gizmodo:
Mummy Museum Mystery (75900) – 301 pieces – $14.99 Mystery Plane Adventures (75901) Mystery Machine – (75902) – $29.99 Haunted Lighthouse (75903) Mystery Mansion (75904) – $89.99
You can read the full press release below. Tell us, will you be picking up any of these new sets when they hit store shelves this summer?
- James Garcia
Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music »
Hanna-Barbera original animated show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”
In 1990 Universal released a “Jetsons” movie directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series.
- Dave McNary
No longer interested in a live-action version of The Jetsons, Warner Bros. is planning to turn the popular 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon sitcom into a feature length animated movie. Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) will write the script.
It was at one time believed that Warner Bros. was planning to have Kanye West star in a live-action movie, but it's unclear where that rumor came from. Matt Lieberman is starting his screenplay from scratch. He previously worked on a new animated Scooby-Doo movie for the studio, which has been put on the fast track.
The Jetsons premiered in 1962, and served as Hanna Barbera's futuristic answer to The Flintstones. The story follows George Jetson and his family as they make their way through the future with the help of a robotic maid. This will not be the only script Matt Lieberman is currently working on, and he has »
Hands up if, at any point in the past few months, you’ve wandered past Lego’s recent Back To The Future DeLorean or Ghostbusters Ecto-1 sets on a shop shelf and felt an overwhelming sense of pure, child-like joy overcome you.
I think it’s a fairly safe bet that a decent number of you are now sitting at your desk, on the train or even on the lavatory with a hand thrust in the air, much to the bewilderment of those around you (that last bit’s less likely if you are indeed on the loo right now). The Lego Movie catapulted the company back into the eyes of kids, adults and collectors, and there’s plenty for film fans to get involved with.
Since introducing licensed franchises in 1999 with the immensely successful Lego Star Wars range, which is still going to this day – and will be until »
- Chris Wharfe
Every year at Toy Fair we have the privilege of getting a tour around the ultra-secretive Lego stand, and this year was no different. Of course secrecy equals no photos, but what I can tell you is that there are some truly awesome sets coming later this year: including a new Scooby Doo line which seems to share a lot in common with the Monster Fighters line I was so in love with:
#75903 Haunted Lighthouse - A sea/swamp based theme that takes the Swamp Creature directly from the Lego Monster Fighters line and places him in with Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Daphne and a creepy, bearded ghostly lighthouse keeper.
#75904 Mystery Mansion - Again reminiscent of the Vampyre Castle, this set contains minifigures of Scooby Doo, »
- Phil Wheat
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