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Though director Joe Dante is responsible for campy genre classics like Gremlins, The Burbs and Piranha, over the past 20 years, he's struggled to find his footing again. His films include the likes of Small Soldiers, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and The Hole in 2009. This past year he's directed a few episodes of the CBS remake series "Hawaii Five-0," but now he's ready for the big screen again. The Wrap has word that Dante will direct the horror comedy Burying the Ex for Voltage Pictures. The film is written by Alan Trezza, based on his short film of the same name which follows a relationship gone wrong and the undead. Read on! The film will follow Anton Yelchin as Max and Ashley Greene as Evelyn, a couple whose relationship crumbles after they decide to move in together. Evelyn turns out to be too controlling for Max, which scares him enough »
- Ethan Anderton
Ten years ago, just in time for the holiday season, Love Actually opened in wide release. It didn't make much of an impression at first: It came in sixth at the box office, right behind Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Adoration of it grew slowly with repeated home viewings, especially in the Christmas season, when multiple romantic plots paired with holiday spirit and a cozy couch makes for an irresistible combination. As it should! Love Actually has no place on the big screen, and you're kidding yourself if you prefer a cinematic experience over one covered in blankets, munching on disgusting holiday-flavored popcorn, alongside family and/or friends. But Love Actually is more than just a holiday staple; it's also in the romantic comedy canon. But where would it rank among the greats? Surely below When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, You've Got Mail, and Moonstruck, but higher than How »
- Lindsey Weber
Children.s entertainment and horror aren.t always the most likely of bedfellows, but some filmmakers are able to make the transition easily - sometimes simply by combining the genres. Joe Dante, who went from The Howling to Gremlins to Looney Tunes: Back in Action, is one of those filmmakers. But how about Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the two screenwriters responsible for scripting Saw IV through Saw 3D: The Final Chapter? We.ll be able to see just how well they.re able to tone down their murderous instincts, as they.ve been hired to write Disney.s live-action adaptation of the multi-volume graphic novel The Stuff of Legend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Granted, this is all pretty dark material for a children.s tale, so it won.t be the biggest stretch. The project first came up last year when Disney attached animator Pete Candeland to direct »
In 20 years time, we’re probably not going to remember 84% of the film stars polluting Hollywood at the moment, let’s be honest. The Adam Sandlers and the Robert Downey Juniors are safe, they have a backing with many established films under their belts.
But there are numerous stars out there who are simply place holders, with nothing special marking them out. If you think about it, there are so many people out there with a pretty face or a good body, but only a small handful will be remembered. Most of them will die off in a couple of years.
It’s not that I’m bitter though. Sure, I’d like to look like Channing Tatum, or earn thousands of pennies for starring in a massive franchise like Twilight. It’s the truth. So many film stars in the movies nowadays are just your flavour of the month. »
- James Brown
Without a shadow of a doubt, those lyrics from Lady GaGa's megahit 'Bad Romance' show how The Master of Suspense's legacy continues to leave popular culture spellbound.
With new movie Hitchcock being released in the UK, starring Anthony Hopkins as the British director, we look at the best homages, imitations and parodies derived from the work of the man who inspired so much...
Contrast the sequence of Bruce Willis's boxer Butch driving and stopping at the traffic lights after pulling off a big money swindle, with Psycho's Marion Crane driving and stopping at the traffic lights after pulling off a big money swindle. »
5 items from 2013
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