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See Marlon Wayans in A Haunted House, creeping into theaters January 11, 2013. Known for the Scary Movies franchise, Wayans tweeted. “A Haunted House is special to me. It’s my first venture on my own as a writer/producer/creator/star thK god for my great cast & team Ra & Mt.” The comedy is directed by Michael Tiddes who’s worked with the Wayans Brothers on Littleman and White Chicks.
In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A Haunted House features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to »
- Michelle McCue
Oh shit son! Marlon Wayans is returning to the realm of the horror spoof once again. However, its not any involvement with the 'Scary Movie' franchise that he and other Wayans brothers created back in 2000 but instead an entirely new parody called 'Smart Ass'. The new project which Wayans will co-direct himself alongside Mike Tiddes will specifically look to spoof 'found footage' horror flicks from recent years such as 'Paranormal Activity'. It's not a bad idea at all actually but let's hope it isn't as disappointing as many of Marlon's previous comedic efforts in the past few years such as the terrible 'LiTTLEMAN'. 'Are We There Yet?' and 'Half and Half' star Essence Atkins (below) has signed up to star in the project alongside Marlon and most likely a number of other Wayans family members. Atkins herself has worked previous with Wayans in »
Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine (Acs/Asc) received two standing ovations after tributes from longtime colleagues Jack Thompson and Bruce Beresford at the inaugural Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (Aacta) awards yesteryday.
McAlpine was awarded the coveted Raymond Longford Award for a lifetime achievement in cinema. McAlpine’s career spans over 50 films including Moulin Rouge and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Breaker Morant and most recently Mental.
The ceremony, hosted by Sigrid Thornton, was the first for the newly formed academy. The ceremony also included the announcement of the Australian academy’s international awards to recognise excellence in film. The announcements were made during a live cross to actress Jackie Weaver at the G’Day USA Gala in Los Angeles.
Further awards for both Australian cinema and TV and the international awards will be presented on January 31 at the Opera House.
Raymond Longford Award
Byron Kennedy Award »
- Brooke Hemphill
Well, it’s a new year so we have tons of films that we liked from last year to be released on DVD & Blu-Ray. Also, later this year, we will see films that maybe either never got a DVD release before or receive a hi-def upgrade. Here is the first Home Invasion post of 2012 and there are a couple of titles might catch your eye.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Five
Reunite with the “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock, for more of the mind-boggling twists and devious thrills synonymous with one of TV’s greatest shows, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In the fifth season, delve into 38 stories of greed, larceny, revenge and murder where every »
- Andy Triefenbach
4 items from 2012
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