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Pretty Woman is coming to the Broadway stage.
Meet Brandon Ambrosino, Homophobes’ Favorite Gay Writer And Vox’s Newest Hire. Yes, we’re well aware of this guy. Really, Ezra Klein?
How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at Cpac 2014
Anti-Gay Barilla Doesn’t Mind Profiting Off Gay-Friendly City
Pastor Says Frozen is a Satanic Attempt To Make Kids Gay. Yeah … and?
Kevin Bacon explains the 80′s to Millennials.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Neil Patrick Harris photoshoot for Out
Macklemore has a message: Its Time That Us Men Started Respecting To The Basin That Our Queens Sit On! »
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet pulled no punches at the 2014 3D Creative Summit in London March 12 as he criticized Hollywood’s approach to 3D and bemoaned poor-quality exhibition.
“I think Hollywood is killing 3D,” Jeunet told the assembled international industryites on day one of the two-day event. The audience was there to see footage from Jeunet’s first 3D film, “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” above. The outspoken helmer elicited applause as he criticized the use of 3D for fast-cut, action-focused summer blockbusters and also lambasted post-production conversion, leveling direct criticism at Paramount’s “World War Z.”
His stereographer on “T.S. Spivet,” Demetri Portelli, who also handled Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” blamed a late decision to convert “World War Z” in post, not allowing the filmmakers to plan for 3D. “A problem is that often the director and cinematographer don’t know they are making a 3D movie, »
- Robert Mitchell
It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels and Katy Perry is still high atop a dark horse. Chart Toppers Katy Perry's latest music video release of "Dark Horse" kept her channel in the #1 spots in the World and the U.S. for the second week running. The international pop star's single helped her again contribute to her YouTube channel's more than 63 million weekly views. In second place is Beyonce. Queen B's sustained success of her latest single, "Partition" pushed her up from #5 in the U.S. to #2 with more than 52.6 million views on the week. Consistent chart topper DisneyCollectorBR is up next in the #3 spot. The collection of videos featuring adults showcasing and playing with children's toys climbed 14% in views to top out at 45.3 million views in the last seven days. Up next in fourth place is Jimmy Fallon »
- Joshua Cohen
Studios aren’t just looking to superhero comics for inspiration for their blockbusters; less “super” graphic novels and stories have also been adapted, to varying degrees of success throughout the years. Films like 300, Sin City, Cowboys & Aliens, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Red come to mind and now, Universal has set its sights on a story from Image Comics with big box office potential: Tommysaurus Rex.
Universal actually bought the rights to the project a decade ago, when Mary Parent was the co-president of the studio. They even paid $1 million for the rights and tried to make the film happen under David O. Russell’s direction. Unfortunately, it never got off the ground and wound up getting shelved. Now, it seems Universal is blowing the dust off the comic book’s pages and trying again, with news that the studio just hired Win Win director Thomas McCarthy to pen the screenplay and possibly direct. »
- James Garcia
The Horror, the Horror!
Why isn’t there a quality, poker-themed horror movie? The title, "Poker Night: Dead Man's Hand," is a bit campy, but so are many horror movies. Imagine eight college grads uniting on a remote island for a night of boozing and strip poker. The plot writes itself. One by one, the clothing layers are removed and one by one, the players get lured from the table and slaughtered in a most grizzly fashion.
At the end, there is only one person left, and she (it has to be a she) is forced to play our killer in a poker game to the death. All you can see is the killer’s eyes behind a Yoda mask (or any other mask that terrifies you), as he deals the cards on the blood-soaked table. The girl shivers, forced to face her fears while playing the most important game of her life. »
It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide and Katy Perry is still on top of her dark horse. Chart Toppers Katy Perry continues to ride her "Dark Horse" to the top of the charts. The music video that gained some unwanted attention from the Muslim community helped the pop star maintain her position in the #1 spot and rack up over 63 million views on the week. Right behind her is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg's PewDiePie channel. The 24-year-old Swedish gamer maintained his second place position on the week, having scored over 58 million views, a 9% decrease from the week prior. In third place is Beyonce. Mrs. Carter's latest release of her "Partition" video helped her channel increase its week-over-week view count by 54% to top out at more than 52.6 million views in the last seven days. Up next is DisneyCollectoBR. The perennial chart topper »
- Joshua Cohen
Tommysaurus Rex and Tom McCarthy - sounds like a perfect match. Over at Heat Vision they're reporting interesting development news on a comic book adaptation that's been in the works since 2004. Universal first acquired the rights to adapt Doug TenNapel's graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex back in 2004, ten years ago, for around $1 million. The project has been bouncing around at the studio ever since, but now they've picked up Tom McCarthy, an actor/writer/producer and director who will be co-writing the script and possibly directing the movie, too. Now I actually have some hope this might turn out pretty damn good. Most may recognize Tom McCarthy from the Meet the Parents series, or Michael Clayton, 2012, The Lovely Bones and so on. However, McCarthy is actually an award-winning director, behind the films The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win, as well as a writer, credited on the script for »
- Alex Billington
Tom McCarthy is best known for writing and directing small-scale dramedies like Win Win and The Station Agent, but he may soon be adding “comic book movie” to his resume. McCarthy has been tapped to write with an eye to direct an adaptation of the Doug Tennapel graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex for Universal Pictures. The studio has been trying to get the project off the ground for some time, and the story revolves around a boy who moves in with his grandfather for the summer after losing his pet dog. When he discovers a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a cave, his life (obviously) changes and he must prove to the townspeople that the giant dinosaur means no harm. Hit the jump for more. Per Heat Vision, McCarthy will co-write the script for Tommysaurus Rex with John Bland, and the family adventure story marks a sharp departure for the filmmaker as a director. »
- Adam Chitwood
Feature Mark Harrison 3 Mar 2014 - 07:02
Roald Dahl has often been referred to as one of the greatest storytellers for children in the 20th century. His books have delighted children for generations, with their dark and inventive sense of humour and their eccentric, dastardly adult characters.
Likewise, his written work for adults has just as much wit and creativity, and over the years, he also worked as a screenwriter on a number of projects, including TV work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and his own anthology series, Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected.
Given how it doesn't even take the likes of J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer five years to have their popular works adapted by Hollywood, there has inevitably been an extensive crossover between Dahl's written work and the big screen. »
The idea of a movie crossover is not exactly groundbreaking anymore, thanks to a widespread understanding that any big franchise can simply go nuts with the amount of sequels they can give to the characters in each movie. For example, the Marvel Universe has more or less free license to use hundreds of different comic book characters in the Avengers series, with the only notable exceptions being Spider-Man and the X-Men, so none of us should be surprised to see even the most obscure of Marvel creations turn up in the next Avengers movie.
However, what does stand out as being a little more intriguing is when movies that you did not expect to have any obvious connection are bridged by a common link… or at least a linking conspiracy theory. For example, writer Jon Negroni has received a lot of attention recently thanks to his Pixar Universe Theory, wherein »
- Stephen Kennedy
Just as horse racing has its Triple Crown, red-carpet season has its own impressive awards haul that only the boldest of films aspire to win: the "Big Five" at the Oscars. Taking home a trophy in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay categories is considered a "sweep" at the Academy Awards, and this year's contest has American Hustle vying for the honor. In the 86-year history of the awards, 42 films have been nominated across the big five categories, with only three ever pulling off the sweep: 1934's It Happened One Night, 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest »
- Kiran Hefa
Update: Congratulations to Kamil McFadden, voted the winner of the Pick Scene Stealer Awards! Kamil Owned his role of "Bumpty" in Grown Ups 2 and stole focus from a movie stuffed full of comedic greats like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Kevin James and pretty much everyone who was ever on SNL. Check out more of Kamil's comedy on Awesomeness TV where he goes by the name Swag Master J.
Feb. 20, 2014 - They're not the main characters, but scene stealers are those characters who make the most of their limited time on screen - you think about them after the movie is over ("Dug" from Up is a great example - squirrel!). Here are the 2013 nominees for Pick Scene Stealer:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Take anything geeky, blend with a unique style, serve as something we would want to hang on our wall, and you have yourself a work of film nerd-approved art. Jeff Victor has created the ultimate pop-culture alphabet, featuring characters from cult hits like Star Wars and beloved franchises, such as Iron Man. The adorable illustrations can be seen in full on Victor’s website. If supercute characters from movies mashed together with something awesome is more your speed, check out these Todd Spence (from Break.com) Pixar posters. Taking figures from the animated giant’s canon and matching them with this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees is a thing we wished we thought of first. Personal favorite: Carl Fredricksen from Up (voiced by Ed Asner in the film...
- Alison Nastasi
Mention Up to someone, and it is almost inconceivable that their response will not immediately mention the montage. The sequence which opens the film has come to overshadow all that follows so completely, it almost feels like a short film appended to the beginning of the wild, raucous action-adventure that follows. The “Married Life” sequence is a piece of cinematic showmanship that rivals, and arguably exceeds, the rest of Pixar’s filmic output: an ode to a life lived together, with all of the ups and downs that entails. Accompanied by Michael Giacchino’s brilliant, simultaneously crushing and uplifting score, we watch as Carl and Ellie marry, plan for their future, and see those plans continually deferred by the grind of daily life.
The pull of this sequence is so great, the original idea for this piece fell under the title “Up, Mortality, and Dreams Deferred.” It seemed appropriate to »
- Jordan Ferguson
While we are talking about fiction, science fiction and non-fiction stories of little importance, many filmmakers are currently exploding with ideas to make films based on Nikola Tesla’s life and work. It all happens like a thunder, explosion from the heavens, with studios and independent filmmakers alike. They are actively seeking investors, crowd funding and sponsorships, partnerships with studios, while simultaneously doing the hard work of script writing, research, and casting.
It seems like the world is awakening, an angelus force is impacting our consciousness. Up to this point, history has been filtered in many ways, and most people believed the media and the government. But with such an activist-like attitude, that is going to change. As people, we are starting to think Tesla’s way, bringing awareness of using free energy, caring about the environment and looking at the future with his eyes. In this article, I will »
- Marija Makeska
They're not the main characters, but scene stealers are those characters who make the most of their limited time on screen - you think about them after the movie is over ("Dug" from Up is a great example - squirrel!). Here are the 2013 nominees for Pick Scene Stealer:
Katelyn Mager, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. We are still haunted by Thalia's eyes and how they conveyed both fear and courage as she chose to sacrifice herself to the monsters so her friends could escape.
Kamil McFadden, Grown Ups 2. Kamil's comedic performance as "Bumpty" who has an unconventional approach to trying to date China Anne McClain's Charlotte it made us laugh hard - and reminded us of a young Eddie Murphy. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
For the past ten years, Josh Cooley has been a storyboard artist for Pixar, working on films like The Incredibles, Cars and Up. In his spare time, Josh has a personal little hobby that we think you're gonna like; he draws iconic R-rated movie scenes in a children's picture book style, bridging the gap between his work and his passion for horror.
As we spotted over on Indiewire, Josh has drawn up memorable imagery from films like Jaws and Alien in the kid-friendly fashion, and on February 25th he will be releasing a book called Movies R Fun!, which collects together all of the artwork. Described as "one book that should probably not be read at bedtime," it's jam packed with 48 pages of art, and you can pre-order your copy over on Amazon.
If you're too impatient to wait, you can get a sneak peek at the inside pages of »
- John Squires
The documentary will air during NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage and features interviews with both Kerrigan and Harding conducted by NBC sportscaster Mary Carillo.
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Nancy Kerrigan Attacked
After winning Bronze at the 1992 Winter Olympics, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was on track to win her second consecutive national championship before going into her next Olympics. Instead, she was attacked in 1994 when a man hit her in the knee with a metal pipe, forcing her out of competition and into physical therapy. With Kerrigan unable to compete in the national championships, Harding came out victorious.
Kerrigan managed to rehab her knee and compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics, where »
Josh Cooley is a Pixar storyboard artist who has worked on such classic animated films as "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "Up," but perhaps his most lasting contribution to date comes in the form of these bitchin' children's book-style drawings depicting scenes from such R-rated films as "Alien," "Die Hard," "The Big Lebowski," "The Godfather" and "The Shining." Best of all, all of these and more are available to buy over at his official website! Just please, please promise me that you won't show these drawings to your actual children, because that would be terrible and wrong. That said, if you happen »
- Chris Eggertsen
Steve McQueen talks about modern slavery as 12 Years A Slave wins best film; Cate Blanchett dedicates her BAFTA to Philip Seymour Hoffman; Barkhad Abdi says Greengrass believed in him before he believed in himself.Click here for the full list of winners
Host Stephen Fry welcomed the star-studded crowd by saying the BAFTAs are “the greatest night of the British film calendar, if there is such a thing.” He joked that there were “faces so familiar you want to lick them.”
He welcomed guests including Prince William, President of the Academy, into “the plush womb of the resplendent Royal Opera House” in Covent Garden, London.
Fry got Leonardo DiCaprio to blow a kiss into the camera.
Outstanding British Film
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
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