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‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie in Development at Illumination

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie in Development at Illumination
Illumination Entertainment is near an agreement with Nintendo to make an animated “Super Mario Bros.” movie based on the iconic video game franchise about plumbers Mario and Luigi, Variety has confirmed.

The companies denied comment on the report Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. games and spinoffs have sold more than 330 million units.

Illumination, which is owned by Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios, has produced the “Despicable Me,” “Minions,” and “The Secret Life of Pets” movies. Nintendo agreed in 2015 with Universal Parks and Resorts to build attractions based on Nintendo characters including Mario and Luigi.

Nintendo made a deal for 1993’s live-action “Super Mario Bros.” starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper, but the movie performed poorly at the box office.

The newspaper reported that the “Super Mario” movie would be animated by Illumination’s Mac Guff studio in Paris and that the project is in the early stages of development
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Film Review: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’

Film Review: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’
A life lived very large — although his plus-size physicality would be the source of perpetual insecurity and eventual health woes — Allan Carr was both the quintessential Hollywood showman and an exception to most of its rules. His attraction to glamour and glitz was old-school, yet the camp edge he brought to it as a “flamboyantly” out gay man was often a bit much for staid industry mind-sets. His hits (big-screen “Grease,” the stage “La Cage aux Folles”) were record breakers, though some might argue his flops were even more unforgettable — one, the notorious 1989 Academy Awards ceremony he produced, stirring such intense backlash it abruptly ended his career.

Garishly colorful, packed with stars, legendary parties, and a wide streak of pathos, it’s a singular life story entertainingly recounted in “The Fabulous Allan Carr.” This latest documentary by Jeffery Schwarz isn’t as warts-and-all dishy an approach to that saga as the 2010 print tome “Party Animals,” by
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani And Her Sons Throw Epic Dance Party — Watch Their Amazing Moves!

  • ET Canada
Party animals! Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are enjoying some quality time this holiday season, vacationing with the “Used to Love You” singer’s three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2, and their extended families in Oklahoma. Watch: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Kick Off Their Holiday Celebrations With Homemade Cooking In Oklahoma […]
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Throw Epic Dance Party -- Watch Their Amazing Moves!

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Throw Epic Dance Party -- Watch Their Amazing Moves!
Party animals!

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are enjoying some quality time this holiday season, vacationing with the "Used to Love You" singer's three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2, and their extended families in Oklahoma.

Watch: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Kick Off Their Holiday Celebrations With Homemade Cooking in Oklahoma

And what's a vacation without a dance party? On Thursday, Stefani took to her Snapchat to share a few videos showcasing everyone's on fleek dance moves.

The group, mostly all dressed in matching camo outfits, danced to Bruno Mars' hit, "24K Magic," Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar's "Don't Wanna Know," Missy Elliott's "Work It" and Stefani's and Justin Timberlake's "What U Workin' With?" from the Trolls soundtrack.

The family affair included Gwen's brother, Todd Stefani, his wife, Jennifer Stefani, and their children, as well as Shelton's sister, Endy Intieri, her husband, Mike Intieri, and their little ones. 

Blake's dog, Betty
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Video Game Review – Party Hard

Shaun Eddleston reviews Party Hard…

It’s a work night, and you have to be out of the house early in the morning for yet another long day at the office, where you have to put up with your crappy boss giving you a hard time once again. You’re on the cusp of getting a good night’s sleep when all of a sudden, you hear a dull Thump-thump-thump-thump start to pulse through your walls, accompanied by laughing and singing. Your next door neighbours are partying again, and it’s going to continue for hours. Sound like a familiar scenario? Then this may very well be the game for you…

Party Hard is a stealth/strategy game from TinyBuild Games and Pinokl Games, and is based on a game jam demo (which can be played here). You play as a man who just wants some sleep (and wears a
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis This Weekend– Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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61 film books that are well worth your time




Looking for good books about the movies to read? We've got a bumper selection of recommendations right here...

A confession. I actually started writing this article in 2013, and the reason you've only reading it now is that I've made sure I've read every book on this list, save for one or two where I've marked otherwise. As such, what you're getting is a very personal list of recommendations. Each of these books has at least something to it that I think is of interest to someone wanting to learn more about film - or just enjoy stories of movie making.

I've tended to avoid picture books, with one exception, as these ones I've chosen are all intended to be chock-full of words, to relax with at the end of a long day. Which is what I did. There are one or two notable omissions, as I'm still
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Lauren Conrad's "Party Animals" Group Halloween Costume Is Anything But Ghoulish

Lauren Conrad's
Who let these animals in the house?! Every year, Lauren Conrad has the best handmade Halloween costume, and 2015 is no different. The Hills alum, 29, took to Instagram on Thursday, Oct. 22, to reveal what she and her friends are dressing up as, and this year, it's all about that forest life. "So excited to be a bunch of 'Party Animals' this Halloween!!" she wrote, captioning a photo of herself and three of her glammed-up friends (taken by Stephanie Todaro). Front and center, Conrad, who just celebrated [...]
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The Televerse #210- Party Animals with Caroline Siede

This week, Caroline Siede of The A.V. Club and Debating Doctor Who joins Kate on the podcast to break down a comedy-heavy week in TV. First we talk comedies, including a preview of The League season seven and You’re the Worst season two, fun episodes of Key & Peele, Playing House, and Difficult People, and take a deep(er) dive with The Carmichael Show. Next up are reality and drama, including the under-discussed I Am Cait and the intriguing season finale of Mr. Robot. Afterward, Caroline sticks around to add to the DVD Shelf, looking at the one season BBC series Party Animals.

Our Week in Comedy (3:36-41:18): Preview The League s7, Preview You’re the Worst s2, Married, Review, Key & Peele, Playing House, Difficult People, The Carmichael Show

Our Week in Reality and Drama (42:05-1:16:26): Narcos season premiere, I Am Cait,
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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr.
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Andrew Buchan: 'I have a well of darkness in me'

The star of Broadchurch, The Fixer and Party Animals has the sort of face that makes people confide in him. Sometimes they tell him about the time they killed someone

'I love going unnoticed," says Andrew Buchan. But sometimes that doesn't happen. One afternoon, for instance, the actor was in the gift shop at Liverpool football club, happily examining keyrings. A man came up to him and said: "You're that lad off the telly." He replied: "Very possibly, yeah." And the man said: " I've got a story for you."

As we sit in the genteel cafe of a swanky London hotel, with a playerless piano tinkling Lloyd Webber tunes in the background, Buchan acts out a little two-hander, playing both thickly accented scouser and Andrew Buchan, baffled off-duty thesp. "So the man says, 'Last summer I was housesitting for me girlfriend Carole, who was off to Cyprus with her mate.
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Doctor Who: the film careers of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

Alex's series looking back at the film careers of actors who've played the Doctor finishes with Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi...


Read the previous part in this series: the film careers of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, here.

By 2009, the new version of Doctor Who had become not only an integral part of Saturday night television and a huge Christmas ratings winner but also an international success all over again. David Tennant, who had played the Time Lord since 2005 and was, arguably, more popular than any Doctor since the mighty Tom Baker hung up his scarf in 1981, had announced his resignation from the part he loved in October 2008. Many wondered how the incoming showrunner, Steven Moffat, would follow Tennant and what kind of show would emerge.

Tennant spent much of 2009 on stage in Hamlet and was only able to devote small amounts of time to Doctor Who. Occasional specials
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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Treat Kids to a Day at the Zoo in Australia: See the Pictures!

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Treat Kids to a Day at the Zoo in Australia: See the Pictures!
Party animals! Angelina Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt treated their six kids to a wild day at the zoo on Thursday, Dec. 26. The superstar couple and their famous brood -- Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 5 -- enjoyed some quality time at the Currumbin Wildlife Park in Queensland, Australia, where they spent the holidays together earlier this week. "They're used to celebrating wherever they're working," an insider told Us Weekly of the jet-setting family, who've been taking in [...]
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Sky defends 'The Bridge' adaptation 'The Tunnel'

Sky and the producers of new drama series The Tunnel have defended the decision to adapt the critically acclaimed Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge.

Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane star in the Anglo-French twist on the Nordic Noir series, and the drama's chief exec Janet Featherstone insisted that fans of the original shouldn't be put off by the remake.

"I think the concept of Britain and France is particularly woven through and we've got key plot changes," said Featherstone, speaking at a Sky Drama launch.

"I won't tell you what the changes are because I don't want to spoil the drama, but there are plenty of changes and we've got many people who have seen both, who feel that they get satisfaction because the characters go on different journeys and the actors all bring a whole new level of interest in it.

"I honestly think if you watch it, you'll be surprised.
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21 And Over Blu-Ray Giveaway Plus Top 10 Movie Party Animals

21 & Over is on its way to your house right now (oh, yes, it isn’t asking, it’s telling), and I have a chance for you to make the transition easier. Enter below for your chance to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray release.

Don’t let this one fool you (or do, as the case may be), it looks like a lot of fun, and that’s the feedback we’ve been getting here.

As a special bonus, check out our list of Party Animals, and let us know how you think the characters in 21 & Over rate!

Blu-ray Special Features:

Levels of Intoxication Tower of Power Gag Reel Theatrical Trailer Sneak Peek




To celebrate the release of this year’s biggest and wildest party movie, 21 and Over, we look back and countdown the Top 10 movie characters who would be great to party with in real life!
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Inside story of deals that built coalition set to be a TV drama

Wallander writer creates screenplay while the hunt is on for stars to play party leaders

Britain stood on a political cliff-edge three years ago as the three main parties negotiated to forge a government. Now a television drama will attempt to show the conflict and tensions inside Downing Street as the country waited to hear who would form a coalition.

The drama, adapted by Richard Cottan, writer of the BBC's praised Wallander, is to be based on the recent book by former New Labour minister Andrew Adonis. After a fraught bidding war between television production companies, the rights to turn 5 Days in May into a screenplay were secured last week by the people behind the BBC police drama Line of Duty and the post-second world war spy series The Bletchley Circle.

The coalition drama will centre on the frantic deals being cut by a small cast of characters – including Gordon Brown,
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Q&A: Matt Smith

'What do I most dislike about my appearance? I've got big ears'

Matt Smith, 30, was born in Northamptonshire. He was pursuing a footballing career until a back injury at 16 forced him out of the game. A teacher encouraged him to join the National Youth Theatre, and he later studied drama and creative writing at Uea. He appeared on stage in Alan Bennett's The History Boys and his first major TV role was in the series Party Animals. In 2009 he was cast as the 11th Doctor Who, becoming the youngest person to play the character. The new series starts tonight on BBC1.

When were you happiest?

I believe happiness is in the moment, so now.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing people I love.

What is your earliest memory?

Getting my head cracked open at playschool when I was three. I was on a pirate swing and I fell under
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Clémence Poésy, Stephen Dillane To Star In Franco-British Series ‘The Tunnel’

  • Deadline TV
The Tunnel is the Franco-British adaptation of Scandinavian series The Bridge that’s gearing up for production next month. I’ve confirmed that Harry Potter actress Clémence Poésy and Game Of ThronesStephen Dillane have bagged the leads in what’s billed as the first-ever bilingual broadcast series for the UK and France. (UK site TVWise had the jump on the cast rumor.) The drama will be set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Poésy) are called to investigate the death of a French politician. When a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, the pair is forced into an uneasy partnership as they seek out a politically-motivated serial killer who draws them into his own personal agenda. Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals) is heading up an Anglo-French writing team with broadcast planned for later this year. Sky Atlantic and Canal
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'The Bridge' gets Sky Atlantic British/French remake

Critically acclaimed Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge is being reworked by Sky Atlantic with an Anglo-French twist. The new 10-part series is a co-production from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films and is being written by Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals). Renamed The Tunnel, the drama will have the backdrop of Europe in crisis and will centre on the death of a French politician, whose body is found on the border between the UK and France. Detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann from their respective countries will form an uneasy partnership as they attempt to catch a serial killer, (more)
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Sky, Canal+ To Adapt ‘The Bridge’ As Bilingual English-French Series ‘The Tunnel’

  • Deadline TV
Scandinavian format The Bridge is getting another adaptation, only this time it’s called The Tunnel. In what’s being billed as the first-ever bilingual broadcast series for the UK and France, Sky Atlantic HD and Canal Plus are co-producing the 10-part drama from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films in association with Filmlance. FX recently shot a pilot starring Demian Béchir and Diane Kruger for its own U.S. version of the Hans Rosenfeldt-created show which moved the action from the Danish-Swedish border to the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. For The Tunnel, Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals) will lead an Anglo-French writing team to shift the story to the area where the UK meets France. Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais, the series seees detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann called to investigate the death of a French politician on behalf of their respective countries.
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