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R.L. Stine's bestselling children's book series Goosebumps is headed to the big screen, and below are ten of the scary monsters that will appear in the live-action film. Let's see, we got a pumpkin-headed monster, a pirate, a vampire, a mummy, a scarecrow, a nightmarish clown, a gypsy woman, a zombie and a dummy. The dummy is a fan-favorite, who is named 'Slappy.' He'll be the film's main villain, controlling the other monsters. He first appeared in R.L. Stine's Night of the Living Dummy. My favorite is the pumpkin-headed monster. I'll have to duck for cover when that scary clown appears. Ugh, clowns. The film will star Jack Black ("School of Rock"), and is being directed by Rob Letterman ("Monsters Vs. Aliens"). Letterman previously worked with Black on Gulliver's Travels and Shark Tale. Goosebumps was previously adapted into a live-action television show for four seasons on Fox Kids Network, »
Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.
Here's the full press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »
“Boyhood” writer-director Richard Linklater will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on Jan. 3. The festival runs from Jan. 2-12.
“Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed ‘Boyhood,’ a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” said fest chairman Harold Matzner. “For his creative innovations in filmmaking, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”
Linklater’s past work includes “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Sunrise,” “Waking Life,” “Tape,” “School of Rock,” “Before Sunset,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Bernie,” and “Before Midnight.” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” nabbed Linklater Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Psiff Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees »
- Laura Prudom
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood received five Indie Spirit Award noms yesterday including best feature and director, and now Linklater can add another kudo to the list. He will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 3. The fest runs January 2-12.
“Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “For his creative innovations in filmmaking, The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”
- The Deadline Team
The first ever big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series is heading into cinemas in August next year and following some official images of the movie, we now have our first look at the cast of monsters that will be frightening audiences around the world.
Check out the images below:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, »
- Luke Owen
When you make movies about people, an eye for casting becomes an auteurist stamp. Richard Linklater knows his characters so well — their personalities, their movements, their sounds — that by the time he inserts actors into each part, the choices feel like absolutes. Take the "Before" series. It’s a war crime to fantasy cast alternatives for Celine and Jesse. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are too perfect. Just try. Nope. Not the same movie. Can’t do it. Impossible. In a testament to Linklater’s knack for spotting talent, the Casting Society of America will present two-time Academy Award-nominee with their Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards. “Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless. With Boyhood, he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates »
- Matt Patches
The honor will be presented Jan. 22 at the 30th Annual Artios Awards in New York and Los Angeles. The Csa noted that Linklater has directed 17 feature films.
“Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless,” said Csa president Richard Hicks. “With ‘Boyhood,’ he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates the power of making the artistically authentic choice and highlights how much can be achieved with quality casting.”
The Career Achievement Award was awarded last year to CBS Entertainment’s Nina Tassler.
Linklater will be honored alongside the previously announced New York Apple Award »
- Dave McNary
The gang’s all here! All the Bellas — Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp), Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Cynthia-Rose Adams (Ester Dean), Stacie Conrad (Alexis Knapp), Lily Onakuramara (Hana Mae Lee), and Jessica (Kelly Alice Jakle) — return to go from national to international competition in the “Pitch Perfect” sequel. A few new faces will be joining the Bellas as well: Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit. In a non-a capella roll, “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal will play Steinfeld's mom. The sequel picks up three years after the last movie. The Bellas have been decimating the collegiate competition, but after an unknown monkey wrench prevents them from entering college-level tournaments the ladies take their brand to the world of professional a capella competition. Pitch please! The Bellas are back in theaters 5.15.15. Exclusive new trailer tomorrow! #PitchPerfect2 pic.twitter.com/NBEkVjD2uW — #PitchPerfect2 (@PitchPerfect) November »
- Donna Dickens
“Cake Boss” arrested for drunk driving TLC star Buddy Valastro was taken into custody early this morning for driving while intoxicated. According to TMZ, the NYPD arrested Valastro in his Corvette in Manhattan. Jennifer Lawrence takes over Letterman’s desk In her first major interview since her nude photos were leaked, Lawrence and Letterman had a weird and hilarious time last night on “The Late Show" -- at one point, they walked off the show. “Marry Me’s” Casey Wilson is pregnant Wilson is expecting her first child with her “Marry Me” creator husband David Caspe, reports Us Weekly. Click Read Full Post For More Jeff Probst: Mike White helped “Survivor” get rid of Redemption Island White, the “Amazing Race” alum who’s works include HBO’s “Enlightened” and “School of Rock,” is a huge “Survivor” fan and a friend of Probst’s. "He was over at our house »
- Norman Weiss
Every week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.’ Entertainment Weekly: You bastard! You got me! I’ve been talking all season about how Josh is getting a “winner’s edit,” and now the dude is out of the game! But what amazes me the most is how folks still can neglect people on the fringes of their alliance. You and I have spoken countless times over the years about the importance of making the people at the bottom of the totem pole feel important, »
- Dalton Ross
21 Years: Richard Linklater
Most filmgoers don’t know Richard Linklater’s name but his effect has been felt through the American independent film scene since the debut of Slacker in 1991. For the star-studded cast of commenters sitting down for some insights into Linklater, it’s hard to imagine a world without him. He is the unicorn who managed to build an entire career of passion projects, a rare opportunity indeed.
Written and directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood, 21 Years: Richard Linklater seeks perspectives on one of cinema’s most underrated directors via interviews and stories shared by notable filmmakers Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Reitman, Kevin Smith, the Duplass brothers, and Matthew McConaughey. To provide a unique spin on talking heads, Dunaway and Wood splice in animated »
- Colin Biggs
As a midway celebration of one of American independent cinema’s most vital careers, “21 Years: Richard Linklater” makes for a disappointingly hollow hagiography: gushy, superficial and strangely overdue — arriving significantly later than its title prescribes. This year, “Boyhood” sparked a serious reappraisal of Linklater’s oeuvre by film lovers everywhere (Brit film journal Little White Lies dedicated an issue to the helmer’s career, while Variety’s own critics ranked his 17 features to date), but this VOD-bound overview adds little to the conversation, beyond fresh endorsements from the likes of Ethan Hawke, Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey, embellished by amusing animated segments.
Given helmer Michael Dunaway and co-director Tara Wood’s evident affection for their subject’s contributions to cinema, it’s weird that they didn’t leverage their project as an excuse to gain access to the Austin-based auteur. Instead, the pair travel far and wide to interview his collaborators, »
- Peter Debruge
Nickelodeon promoted Cathy Galeota to senior vice president of Preschool Current Series on Monday. The veteran television executive will now oversee the production of all current Nickelodeon preschool series, including original shows and co-productions. She'll continue reporting to Teri Weiss, the network's executive vice president of Preschool Original Programming. Also read: ‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement “Cathy is an incredible champion of creativity, with a great ability to effectively lead large teams,” Weiss said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “Her production expertise and collaborative spirit have fueled the incredible success of some of the network's recent preschool hits and. »
- Travis Reilly
Even though he created some of the most daring, original, honest, and sometimes downright hilarious films of the last two-and-a-half decades, Richard Linklater might be the most underrated director in contemporary American cinema. Every die-hard cinephile, and even a good percentage of casual movie watchers, have their favorite Linklater masterpiece they hold close to their hearts with a profoundly personal attachment, a film they’ll go out of their way to recommend to friends and family. Fans even talk up his successful mainstream work, like the infectiously adorable “School of Rock,” as if they are their own personal discoveries. And yet, that film was far from obscure art-house fare. It was a massive mainstream hit that grossed $131 million dollars worldwide, and even has a TV spinoff in the works. Yet it contained such heartwarming honesty and genuine compassion for its characters, fans still took it upon themselves to champion what was technically a major. »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix.
Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!)
1. "The Addams Family" (1991) PG-13
Everyone's favorite macabre family is wonderfully portrayed by Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Spooky fun, just in time for Halloween.
2. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) PG
3. "Bernie" (2011) PG-13
Jack Black stars in the real-life story of a mortician who ends »
- Sharon Knolle
The 2005 film starring Smith alongside Eva Mendes is the latest film-to-tv adaptation in the Us, with a reboot of Marley & Me also announced
Anyone wishing to fire accusations of laziness at the TV industry has another clip of ammo. Following Gotham, Minority Report, School of Rock, Big and others, theres yet another film-to-tv adaptation in the works: Hitch, a reboot of the 2005 Will Smith romcom about a smooth relationship guru who becomes a klutz around a woman hes trying to impress.
Fox is developing the project with Smith on board as an executive producer. It will be penned by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, the crack romcom team who have written Made of Honour, Leap Year, and an in-development film version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Theyre also writing Tuned, a musical comedy for Us network NBC.
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
Another "iCarly" star has a thing for a Huge celebrity athlete -- this time, it's Miranda Cosgrove who tells TMZ Sports she thinks Colin Kaepernick is the hottest Qb in the NFL. The 21-year-old actress -- who plays Carly on the Nickelodeon show -- was rockin' her 49ers shirt through Lax yesterday when she told us Kap's not only attractive ... but he's "doing amazing" this season. They've got a lot in common -- starting with »
- TMZ Staff
You can add another to the hefty list of films which are heading to the small screen – The Illusionist.
With Westworld, Minority Report, School Of Rock, Shooter, Big and many more already lined up by their respective networks, it seems there’s a trend being set here which will make the flurry of comic book adaptation’s we’re enjoying currently seem like a minor movement in comparison.
The Ed Norton-starring film will undergo a few changes before becoming a CW TV series, though. The setting, for one, will be altered from Vienna to New York.
In fact, it seems the story of Eisenheim The Illusionist is being completely rewritten – rather than a timid stage magician competing with a Crown Prince for the love of Jessica Biel, the series will »
It looks like director Sam Raimi will be moving in a very different direction of filmmaking than what we are used to seeing him do. Over the years he's given us films such as Evil Dead, Darkman, Army of Darkness, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell, and his most recent film, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Deadline is now reporting that the director is in talks to helm an adaptation of a novel called Love May Fail, which was written by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. The script for this film was adapted by Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre).
The story follows a character named Portia Kane, "who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband." While going through this, she "returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was forcibly ended after a classroom scandal. »
- Joey Paur
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