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Mark Hamill’s Comic Book: The Movie Shows That Luke Skywalker is One of Us

A love letter to Mark Hamill’s great Comic-Con set mockumentary.

When I was in college, some friends and I had a ritual we’d do on nights where several of us were bored. We’d grab my friend Joe’s high-8 camera and wander into the bowels of the library to shoot our own improvised movies. These were all done with editing-in-the-camera, meaning we shot in sequence, one shot at a time with no post-production work. We never started with a script, though by the end we were bringing along an array of costumes and props.

None of these were great films, but there was an infectious energy about them. The first film was just myself and Joe, and we took turns holding the camera depending on which of us was in the shot. We had fun but wouldn’t have repeated the experiment had the friends we showed it to not said, “When
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Indie Scream Queens expound on premiere of 'Scream Queens'

by Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

Some of my favorite indie Scream Queens (including Brooke Lewis and Devanny Pinn) got together with the lovely Sammy Phillips, Staci Layne Wilson and Suze Lanier-Bramlett for a premiere screening of Fox's Scream Queens and sat down to discuss their thoughts about the first episode. Check out all the dirty sexy details below as well as a video interview with the Hollywood indie Scream Queens crew.

Scream Queens is an American horror comedy anthology television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan (American Horror story and Glee creators) and premiered on Fox on September 22, 2015.

From The Press Release

After tweeting all day that it should be declared a national holiday, actress Brooke Lewis gathered with some of her besties and horror hotties for a viewing and after-show commentary of the Scream Queens Fox TV premiere.

In conjunction with filming an episode of
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Trailer Trashin’: Michael Keaton Loses his Mind in Birdman

Hello again, dear readers. I hope you’re enjoying the summer movie season. This week takes a break from the big blockbusters, with the two major releases being Clint Eastwood’s musical Jersey Boys and the completely unnecessary comedy sequel Think Like a Man Too. And in the spirit of offbeat releases, this week’s slightly-delayed installment of Trailer Trashin’ features the upcoming comedy-drama Birdman.

Premise: Washed-up actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) – famous for playing the iconic superhero Birdman – struggles to mount a Broadway play, an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s 1981 short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

My take: For people my age and younger, it’s getting hard to remember a time when superheroes haven’t been a huge part of movies.
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Mark Hamill Retires Voice Acting The Joker/Moving On To Directing

"I would laugh too if an acid bath only bleached my skin."

After donning his voice to numerous tv episodes, feature length animated adventures, and video games (including Arkham Asylum 2), Mark Hamill announced today that he will no longer be voicing The Joker.

Sad news indeed, as a fan of the animated series and games, I will most likely not the first to say that whoever steps in his place can only at best mimic the role of Joker that Hamill has perfected better than any other over the years.

Now Heath Ledger nation can rain down on me for saying he is not the reigning Joker of all time, but lets give credit where credit is due shall we? Here's a comparison of Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson laughing in their respective psycho clown personas.

Now Hamill.

I think you see my point. In more promising and less shoving
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Tromatized: A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman

By Scott Zakarin

(April 2011)

Lloyd Kaufman is a scoundrel to the studio system, a rebel to the film festival independents and a hero to the filmmakers who don’t fit into the models that are general accepted as what movies are supposed to be. His production company Troma Entertainment (co-founded with partner Michael Herz) has been making movies with titles like “The Toxic Avenger,” “Class of Nuke ’Em High” and “Tromeo and Juliet” for almost 40 years.

The films have one thing in common: They are fun. Kaufman’s films don’t take themselves too seriously. Instead, they celebrate true independence, where the boundaries of what is considered acceptable has no bounds. A graduate of Yale University, Kaufman is fiercely intelligent and incredibly driven, and despite his outlier status, he has an incredible track record of profitable releases.

TromaDance, taking place April 22–23 in Asbury Park, N.J., was founded
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Tromatized: A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman

By Scott Zakarin

(April 2011)

Lloyd Kaufman is a scoundrel to the studio system, a rebel to the film festival independents and a hero to the filmmakers who don’t fit into the models that are general accepted as what movies are supposed to be. His production company Troma Entertainment (co-founded with partner Michael Herz) has been making movies with titles like “The Toxic Avenger,” “Class of Nuke ’Em High” and “Tromeo and Juliet” for almost 40 years.

The films have one thing in common: They are fun. Kaufman’s films don’t take themselves too seriously. Instead, they celebrate true independence, where the boundaries of what is considered acceptable has no bounds. A graduate of Yale University, Kaufman is fiercely intelligent and incredibly driven, and despite his outlier status, he has an incredible track record of profitable releases.

TromaDance, taking place April 22–23 in Asbury Park, N.J., was founded
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Moving Pictures’ Post-Oscar Giveaway

The biggest night in Hollywood, the 83rd Academy Awards, has passed, but Tinseltown will be buzzing with Oscar talk all year. We all know who went home with a golden statuette last night: “The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and more!

But let’s see how well you really know the Oscar winners.

The Rules

The following questions refer to exclusive videos and interviews with Oscar winners found on MovingPicturesNetwork.com.

Answer every question correctly and you will win $250 in film prizes including

The latest issue of Moving Pictures Magazine A black long-sleeve crewneck T-shirt with silver Moving Pictures logo A white “Comic Book: The Movie” T-shirt

The first three (3) people to email all the correct answers to movingpicturesnet@gmail.com will be announced on our site, so check back often!

Remember to Be Specific!

***This Just In! Two winners has already been selected!
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Moving Pictures’ Post-Oscar Giveaway

The biggest night in Hollywood, the 83rd Academy Awards, has passed, but Tinseltown will be buzzing with Oscar talk all year. We all know who went home with a golden statuette last night: “The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and more!

But let’s see how well you really know the Oscar winners.

The Rules

The following questions refer to exclusive videos and interviews with Oscar winners found on MovingPicturesNetwork.com.

Answer every question correctly and you will win $250 in film prizes including

The latest issue of Moving Pictures Magazine A black long-sleeve crewneck T-shirt with silver Moving Pictures logo A white “Comic Book: The Movie” T-shirt

The first three (3) people to email all the correct answers to movingpicturesnet@gmail.com will be announced on our site, so check back often!

Remember to Be Specific!

***This Just In! Two winners has already been selected!
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Contest: Caption That Photo!

We snapped this great picture of funnyman Ed Helms at our Moving Pictures Studio at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and we need Your help to caption it.

We are going to pick the winner based on your “likes” and feedback. Did someone post the perfect caption? “Like” it unless you can think of something even better! The comment with the most likes will win!

Based on everyone’s votes, the Grand-prize winner will receive $350 worth of movie merchandise including

“The Flintstones: The Complete Series” box set an official Moving Pictures long-sleeve crewneck T-Shirt the winter 2011 issue of Moving Pictures magazine featuring Seth RogenGet Him to the Greek” DVD “Comic Book: The Movie” T-shirt “The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1″ DVD “Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword” DVD “Tom and Jerry’s Greatest Chases” DVD

Two Runner-UPs will receive $100 worth of comedy film merchandise including

Get Him to the Greek” DVD “Comic Book: The Movie
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Contest: Caption That Photo!

We snapped this great picture of funnyman Ed Helms at our Moving Pictures Studio at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and we need Your help to caption it.

We are going to pick the winner based on your “likes” and feedback. Did someone post the perfect caption? “Like” it unless you can think of something even better! The comment with the most likes will win!

Based on everyone’s votes, the Grand-prize winner will receive $350 worth of movie merchandise including

“The Flintstones: The Complete Series” box set an official Moving Pictures long-sleeve crewneck T-Shirt the winter 2011 issue of Moving Pictures magazine featuring Seth RogenGet Him to the Greek” DVD “Comic Book: The Movie” T-shirt “The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1″ DVD “Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword” DVD “Tom and Jerry’s Greatest Chases” DVD

Two Runner-UPs will receive $100 worth of comedy film merchandise including

Get Him to the Greek” DVD “Comic Book: The Movie
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Superman is Cast! No Not Henry Cavill Again, Roger Rose For Batman: The Brave & The Bold!

The Comics Continuum has learned Roger Rose (Comic Book: The Movie) is Superman's voice on the hit Cartoon Networks Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Rose, not a stranger to the superhero toon, the veteran voiceover actor has been involved is such projects as Doctor Strange in The Super Hero Squad and other animated shows as well as video games. Batman: The Brave and the Bold Superman and Wonder Woman have only been seen in cameo flashback scenes on the show so far, but never guest-starring. LEEE777 - Many thanks to the guys at Comics Continuum and I for one can't wait, funny show.
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The Moving Pictures Oscar Nominee Contest

Guess the nominees for Best Picture and win!

Attention movie lovers!

Moving Pictures is celebrating the New Moving Pictures Network with a promotional giveaway that you definitely don’t want to miss. We want to reward fans who share our passion for everything film with awesome giveaways including hot Blu-ray DVDs, magazine subscriptions and more. Jump into the fun right away by entering our Academy Award Nominations Giveaway!

"The Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition

Just guess the 10 nominees for Best Picture in the 2011 Academy Awards in the comment section of this page. As a tiebreaker, name the film that will have the most nominations overall and how many nominations that film will have.

The nominees will be named on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. Est / 5:30 a.m. Pst.

We are always reading your comments so interact with us on the site Now!

Rules:

To qualify for this giveaway,
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Star Wars legend Mark Hamill to direct film of his comic The Black Pearl

Mark Hamill is to direct a big-screen version of his comic book miniseries The Black Pearl.

He announced the project, a £5 million ($7million) movie to be made through new production company Berkeley Square Films, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Published by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, the five-part comic focuses on Luther Drake, a troubled man who takes the law into his own hands when a neighbour is kidnapped.

Hamill (pictured), best known for his Luke Skywalker role in three of the Star Wars films, said the project was originally penned as a screenplay 14 years ago but then ended up being turned into a comic book.

The title will be adapted for the screen by Hamill, The Fighter scribe Paul Tamasy and writing partner Eric Johnson. The comic is a "dark, edgy thriller" and Hamill hopes the film will get an adult rating.

The 58-year-old actor is a comic book fanatic,
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Mark Hamill To Direct 'The Black Pearl' Adaptation

Veteran actor Mark Hamill is set to direct an adaptation of his comic "The Black Pearl."

Hamill has reportedly secured $7 million in funding from Berkeley Square Films, according to Variety. Hamill will also co-write the film with Paul Tamasy ("The Fighter") and Eric Johnson.

"The Black Pearl" was originally published by Dark Horse comics in 1996 as a five issue miniseries. The story followed a "troubled man" named Luthor Drake, who accidentally becomes a masked hero and a media sensation. Hamill and Johnson co-wrote the original series with artists H. M. Baker, Bruce Patterson and Dan Schaeffer.

Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Hamill has also gone on to become one of the most popular voice-over actors in the industry, with roles on several animated series including "The Simpsons," "Futurama," "Spider-Man: The Animated Series," "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Fantastic Four.
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Mark Hamill Bringing His Black Pearl To The Screen

Mark Hamill (otherwise known as Luke Skywalker or The Joker depending on what camp you’re in) has been given the chance to bring a much treasured personal project to the big screen – his comicbook miniseries, The Black Pearl. The project will arrive via new production and financing arm, Berkeley Square Films according to Variety.

The project, which was originally penned for the screen 14 years ago, was released in comicbook form by Dark Horse Comics in 1996. The project has been given a (very) modest budget of just $7 million. This from Variety:

The $7 million live-action pic is adapted by Hamill and “The Fighter’s” Paul Tamasy and writing partner Eric Johnson. Hamill said the comic, which was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1996 and penned by Hamill and Johnson, is a “dark, edgy thriller” that the company hopes will receive an R rating.

Hamill admits he’s been “obsessed with comicbooks
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Hamill brings Black Pearl to cinemas

Hamill brings Black Pearl to cinemas
Variety have broken news that Mark Hamill will be directing an adaptation of his comic book series The Black Pearl. The former Star Wars star, who made his directing debut with 2004’s Comic Book: The Movie, will adapt the story for the big screen thanks to financing from Berkeley Square Films. It’s sort of a case of destiny being fulfilled, with Black Pearl originally having been scribbled as a feature film 14 years ago, but winding up in the pages of a comic instead. With a very respectable budget of $7m (good luck guys), Black...

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Mark Hamill to Direct The Black Pearl?

Looks like Luke Skywalker himself may be setting his sights on getting behind the camera again, if his recent comments at the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival are to be believed. Mark Hamill recently took part in a panel entitled "Famous People Talkin' About Sh*t", where he revealed that he is working on an upcoming project that he is not allowed to announce until Cannes. He hinted that it would be based on a comic book that he wrote, and that "at first glance it’s a drama, but it has dark humor." He seems to be referring to The Black Pearl (no relation to Pirates of the Caribbean), a five-part mini-series that he wrote about a man who becomes a costumed vigilante after he prevents a crime and the media turns him into a hero. Hamill is best known nowadays as a voice actor (many believe his take
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Mark Hamill to Direct Adaption of His Comic, The Black Pearl

Mark Hamill, the once known Luke Skywalker turned voice for The Joker, is turning behind the camera to possibly direct the film adaptation of his comic book creation, The Black Pearl.

The news comes from The Wrap, where they believe Hamill will direct his own comic creation yet an official announcement will not be made until his partners are ready to talk at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The facts stated by the Hamill in the interview say the project he is trying to get off the ground is “at first glance a drama, but it has dark humor.” The site speculates that it is based on a comic book that Hamill wrote, which is also set in the real world.

The story of The Black Pearl, seems to correlate, Hamill told the New York Daily News a while back, is “a crime thriller, fairly raw in terms of
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Mark Hamill Directing Superhero Movie?

Mark Hamill has come a long way from playing Luke Skywalker in the first 'Star Wars' trilogy. And if the news we’re hearing is accurate, his next move could be bringing his comic book work to the big screen.

This past Saturday, Hamill was a participant in a panel entitled Famous People Talkin' About Sh*t at the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival in downtown Los Angeles, according to The Wrap. Hamill, who directed a documentary entitled Comic Book: The Movie in 2004, and whose acting work of late has largely involved superheroes (including voicing the Joker for Batman: The Animated Series), told the audience that he was ready to go on a film that he’d been trying to launch for some time.

The project has a budget of around $7M secured from British backers. Hamill said there was a chance for more money, but it would
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Dimension bites on genre spoof 'Comic Book'

Dimension Films has pre-emptively bought John Unholz's superhero spoof Comic Book: The Movie. The spec, which was bought for mid-six against seven figures, went out wide Thursday morning and was acquired by Dimension on Thursday night after drawing interest from multiple studios. Described as in the vein of the Scary Movie franchise and the recent boxoffice hit Date Movie, Comic Book is a spoof of comic book-based films. There are no producers or director attached yet. Alexander Franklin is shepherding for Dimension. Dimension, which has a history of success lampooning the horror genre with its Scary Movie franchise, also had been developing the satire Superhero! with Scary Movie 3 filmmakers David Zucker, Craig Mazin and Robert Weiss. That project has had no new movement in more than a year. Unholz, a former TV scribe who was a staff writer on WB Network's Hype, sold the TV pilot Operator Standing By to Happy Madison Prods. Comic Book marks his first foray into feature film writing. He is repped by manager Dave Chariton at Miners Mills Entertainment and attorney Mark Wetzstein.
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