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Ten Terrible Movie Taglines

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Good movies tend to have solid taglines. Bad movies almost always have questionable taglines. Coincidence?

Taglines may not be the most important component of a film’s advertising, but having a good one can be beneficial. A good tagline should be something that is memorable, catchy, informative of the films’ plot or tone, and unique. Consider the tagline from Alien, “In space no one will hear you scream,” or Jurassic Park, “An adventure 65 million years in the making.” At other times, movie taglines have been famous quotes from the film. Examples are “One ring to rule them all,” from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, or “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy,” from The Shining. Simply put, having a solid movie tagline is worth the effort.

This is a look at a few films where the effort was clearly lacking or misplaced. Sometimes they are trying too hard.
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Review: Paddington 2 (2017)

Isn’t it amazing how expectations can change so quickly and colossally? Back when Paddington was scheduled to hit cinemas in 2014, it was the subject of much concern for a great number of audiences. A CG/Live-Action adaptation of the beloved books by the late great Michael Bond, the film frighteningly had people expecting another Garfield: The Movie, Yogi Bear or The Smurfs. Pre-release the film was blitzed by cynicism and negativity, from rumours surrounding Colin Firth leaving the project, to the first photo of Paddington being deemed creepy and curiously inspiring an online trend of editing poor old Paddington into classic horror movies. Such a tidal wave of pessimism though was met with a wave breaker of charm, as Paddington shocked audiences by being not only good but a magical, masterful, family film with lots to say about acceptance, goodwill and finding a place you can call a home.
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Can Michael Fassbender survive his year of flops?

The Snowman is melting at the box office. It only continues what Assassin’s Creed and Song to Song started, threatening to ruin this actor’s previously sparkling career

Related: The Snowman, Yogi Bear and Hollywood's unintentionally funny movie posters

The Snowman is a turkey. Everyone saw it coming, and now it’s happened. Audiences simply did not want to see Michael Fassbender play a man called Harry Hole in a film that was released before it was finished and marketed by a drawing of a Snowman who calls everyone “Mister Police”, like some sort of cut-price children’s entertainer. Lessons have been learned and everyone will move on.

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See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

The 20 Best Adult Swim Comedy Series, Ranked: From ‘Rick and Morty’ to ‘Robot Chicken’

There are few communities as obsessive as Adult Swim fans. The Cartoon Network nighttime programming block debuted in 2001 as a subversive spin on the animated channel’s daytime fare, and soon grew into a catch-all for bold creators. It eventually shook off its animated-only ethos to allow for surreal visions and adventurous filmmaking that fostered some of Hollywood’s most off-the-wall thinkers, and even brought in game celebrities to join in the insanity. Nearly every As title has disparate cults to fight for the programs that speak to them, whether it’s the rockers who ride for “Metalocalypse,” the Tim & Eric faithful who crowd the duo’s live shows, or the chemically enhanced who get their kicks on “Off the Air.”

Here are our picks for the network’s top 20 original comedy series, taking cultural influence into account alongside laughs.

20) “Robot Chicken” (2005–present)

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s long-running
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The 20 Best Adult Swim Comedy Series, Ranked: From ‘Rick and Morty’ to ‘Robot Chicken’

There are few communities as obsessive as Adult Swim fans. The Cartoon Network nighttime programming block debuted in 2001 as a subversive spin on the animated channel’s daytime fare, and soon grew into a catch-all for bold creators. It eventually shook off its animated-only ethos to allow for surreal visions and adventurous filmmaking that fostered some of Hollywood’s most off-the-wall thinkers, and even brought in game celebrities to join in the insanity. Nearly every As title has disparate cults to fight for the programs that speak to them, whether it’s the rockers who ride for “Metalocalypse,” the Tim & Eric faithful who crowd the duo’s live shows, or the chemically enhanced who get their kicks on “Off the Air.”

Here are our picks for the network’s top 20 original comedy series, taking cultural influence into account alongside laughs.

20) “Robot Chicken” (2005–present)

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s long-running
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T.J. Miller and Emoji Movie Director Talk Poop Jokes and Hard Laughs | Exclusive

A few months ago, Sony Pictures had an early press presentation for The Emoji Movie. Tony Leondis (Igor, Lilo and Stitch 2), the film's writer and director, introduced the characters, explained the basic premise, and showed us several extended clips of the film. The Emoji Movie stars comedian T.J. Miller as Gene. He's supposed to be a "meh" Emoji, but can't control himself to be just one thing. Gene lives in the smartphone of Alex (Jake Austen), a fifteen year old teenager. When Gene has issues being just "meh", he's forced to go on the run with Jailbreak (Anna Faris). They navigate the wild and varied world of apps to find Gene's true personality.

From Sony Pictures, The Emoji Movie is packed with symbolism and wicked double entendres. Each Emoji has a distinct personality that fuels their dialogue. Patrick Stewart costars as Poop, everything he says and does has a scatalogical bend.
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The Replacement episode 3 review

Louisa Mellor Mar 14, 2017

Vicky McClure and Morven Christie were the highlights of The Replacement’s melodramatic, soap-like finale…

This review contains spoilers.

Praise be for the three-parter. Even when the narrative wheels come off, as they did in spectacular fashion in The Replacement’s ludicrously overblown finale, you’re still quids-in when it comes to your time investment. A dodgy last hour after two decent instalments is forgivable, especially when it’s all so bonkers you can’t look away.

Episode three put pay to all the subtle ambiguity over who was really the crazy one and vindicated our girl Ellen by exposing Paula not only as Kay’s killer but also as the villain from the Saw films. The blue-eyed monster hatched a plan so complicated that even after watching the episode twice and taking notes each time, I could still use a steer on what actually happened.

Here
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Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Actor, Dies at 85

Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Actor, Dies at 85
Dick Gautier, who is best known to baby-boomers as Hymie the Robot in “Get Smart,” died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia, according to his daughter, Denise. He was 85.

Born in Culver City, Calif., Gautier quickly helped Hymie make an impression in the 1960s spy spoof. Despite the fact that he only appeared in six episodes over four seasons, Gautier’s deadpan delivery helped the robot become a memorable fan favorite.

Gautier’s film and TV credits after “Get Smart” include appearances in “When Things Were Rotten,” “Love, American Style,” “Fantasy Island,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

Gautier was also well known in the theater community for playing Conrad Birdie in the original production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” in 1960. The production, which also starred Dick Van Dyke, earned Gautier a Tony nomination.

Younger audiences may know Gautier for his voice work. He played Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod in the ’80s “Transformers” cartoon
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Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #396

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Daredevil Should Know The Laws Of Texas Aren’T Upon You

Either the Punisher’s even crazier than I thought he was – and he once gunned down some litterbugs because “littering is a crime against society,” so I don’t just think he’s as crazy as a bedbug; I think he’s what bedbugs point to when they talk about crazy – or Matt Murdock http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Matthew_Murdock_(Earth-616) is the worst lawyer of all time. Or both; they’re not mutually exclusive.

I wrote last time about the first issue of Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle #1 . In that story Matt Murdock, assistant Manhattan district attorney and secret identity of super hero Daredevil, was trying to get the trial for a hated gangster, Sergey Antonov, changed to a new venue, because Antonov couldn’t get a fair trial in New York City. Fair enough, that happens. The venue Matt wanted was Texas.
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More New York Comic Con exclusives from Funko revealed

Funko has revealed more of its New York Comic Con exclusives which includes a Dorbz Yogi Bear 3 pack (Yogi, Boo Boo and Ranger), Pop! Hanna-Barbera Magilla Gorilla and Mr. Peebles 2 pack, Pop! Animation Strawberry Shortcake and Huckleberry Pie 2 pack, The Banana Splits Drooper and Fleegle Dorbz Rides, Dorbz Ridez Compact Pussycat & Penelope Pitstop and Pop! vinyl figures for Square Bear and Bubi bear from Help!… It’s The Hair Bear Bunch!; take a look below and check out their other Nycc offerings here and here…

New York Comic Con runs between Thursday October 6th and Sunday October 9th.
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What happened to 1990's 10 most promising movie executives?

Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016

Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?

In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.

Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...

Lance Young

Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures

Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and
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Watch Jodie Whittaker in Emotional Fusebox, the pilot for Adult Life Skills

Ahead of the arrival of the British comedy Adult Life Skills later this month, director Rachel Tunnard’s BAFTA and Bifa-nominated pilot for the feature, Emotional Fusebox, has been released online.

Commissioned by Creative England and the BFI, Emotional Fusebox stars Jodie Whittaker as Anna, who lives a hermit’s life in her Mum’s garden shed and wants to stay there, but her Mum has other plans.

See Also: Exclusive first clip from Adult Life Skills

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors – thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.

A week before her birthday her Mum
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Exclusive first clip from Adult Life Skills

Ahead of its release later this month, we’ve got an exclusive clip from director Rachel Tunnard’s upcoming comedy Adult Life Skills, which sees Jodie Whittaker and Brett Goldstein discussing the overlooked sexism at the end of Grease! Check it out here…

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors – thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.

A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum – she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn’t put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to Back The F-off.
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Gyles Brandreth: children's TV is big business - archive, 12 May 1971

12 May 1971: Creators of animation shorts like The Magic Roundabout and The Herbs have merchandising as well as children in mind

Every day millions of television sets throughout the land are switched on at 1 45 pm and 5 44 pm for an ever-popular but critically neglected little slice of television entertainment. For five or ten minutes viewers step into the fantasy world of the stop-frame puppet film and meet such heroes as Dougal and Parsley and Rupert Bear. As with most things in the television industry, there is more to these charming children’s adventures than meets the eye.

Making a series like “The Magic Roundabout” or “The Adventures of Parsley” is big business, as most producers of animated films for children will freely admit: “We make our programmes to entertain the mothers and keep the children quiet. After all it is the mothers who are the decision-makers; they are the ones with the purchasing power.
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Poster for comedy Adult Life Skills starring Jodie Whittaker and Alice Lowe

Last week we brought you a trailer for Adult Life Skills [watch it here], and now a new poster has arrived online for the upcoming comedy featuring Jodie Whittaker; check it out below…

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors – thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.

A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum – she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn’t put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to Back The F-off.

However, when her school friend comes to visit,
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Trailer for British comedy Adult Life Skills starring Jodie Whittaker

Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, a trailer has arrived online for writer-director Rachel Tunnard’s upcoming comedy Adult Life Skills which stars Jodie Whittaker; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors – thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.

A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum – she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn’t put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to Back The F-off.

However, when her school friend comes to visit,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

New 'Scooby-Doo' Movie Sets Up Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe

Warner Bros. has had a rough go of it the last couple of years, as they continue to try and set up franchises that don't go anywhere. They are currently in the midst of launching their DC Comics Extended Universe, which faltered with a less than stellar box office reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While The Lego Movie saga and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are quite important to the studio, Warner Bros. is now banking on one of their most iconic animated properties to set up a whole new world of interconnected movies. Yes, they are using their impending Scooby-Doo animated feature to launch the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.

This news was revealed at CinemaCon 2016. It was in Las Vegas that Warner Bros. announced the new title of the Scooby-Doo movie is S.C.O.O.B.. Though, we're not sure yet what that stands for,
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10 Classic Cartoon Characters We Need To See In The Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe

It.s quite possible that we have now crossed the franchise event horizon. All properties that are capable of being turned into a "cinematic universe" will now see it done. We know that this has happened because the Warner Animation Group, a division of Warner Bros, announced at Cinemacon this week that they were interested in "unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera Universe" beginning with a new Scooby-Doo movie slated for 2018. So, who will join Scooby-Doo in the Hanna-Barbera universe? Hanna Barbera.s list of cartoons is absolutely massive. It honestly probably rivals Marvel when it comes to simply the sheer volume of characters that they have created over the years. But, if we.re going to do this, let.s do it right. Here are 10 other Hanna-Barbera characters that we want to see in future movies. Who did we forget? Yogi Bear The Yogi Bear movie needs to happen for a
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A Hanna Barbera Cinematic Universe Planned

Though a reboot of the "Scooby Doo" franchise has been in the works for a while at Warner Bros. Pictures, it turns out the studio has more ambitious plans than just one film.

Slashfilm reports that the studio announced at CinemaCon this week in Las Vegas that the new "Scooby Doo" film will be called "S.C.O.O.B." and is targeting a September 21st 2018 release.

That's not all though, it seems the film might serve as the launching pad of a proposed new wave of potentially interlocking movies based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoons. A cinematic universe of those characters which includes the likes of The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Top Cat, Jonny Quest, Wacky Races, Sealab 2020 and many others.

Rights to certain titles, such as "The Smurfs," are owned by other parties and so obviously can't take part. The potential news comes from a studio
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Warner Bros. to launch Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe with Scooby-Doo reboot S.C.O.O.B.

Last year it was revealed that Warner Bros. is bringing back the Mystery, Inc. gang for an animated big screen Scooby-Doo feature in 2018, and yesterday at CinemaCon the studio announced that the now-titled S.C.O.O.B. will be the first step in “unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera universe.”

The iconic animation studio is of course responsible for some of the best-loved characters of the 20th century, including the likes of The Flintstones, Wacky Races, The Jetsons, Johnny Quest, Top Cat, Hong Kong Phooey and Yogi Bear. A this point, it’s unclear which properties will follow Scooby-Doo, and whether we’ll see crossovers between the various cartoons.

S.C.O.O.B. will be directed by Tony Cervone (Space Jam, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) from a script by Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief), with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed) serving as producers.
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