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Director John Landis attacks Hollywood studio system

25 November 2013 3:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Blues Brothers director says studios 'are no longer interested in making good movies', and looks to TV for innovation

John Landis on making An American Werewolf in London

John Landis and the film that changed his life

John Landis, the director of iconic 1980s films Trading Places, The Blues Brothers and An American Werewolf in London, has attacked the Hollywood studio system for its lack of original ideas.

Speaking at Argentina's Mar del Plata film festival, Landis said studios had become "giant international things that don't pay taxes". He said most are "subdivisions of huge multinational corporations" that are "not in the movie business any more".

"Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony – these aren't companies, they are fucking nations," Landis said. "Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the 70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios," he added. "[Now] there »

- Ben Child

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Lake Bell Will Man Up With Simon Pegg For The Inbetweeners Director Ben Palmer

19 November 2013 4:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Talk about a stacked cast. Lake Bell, the break-out star of Sundance darling In A World…, just signed on to star alongside Britcom all-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz) in Man Up, a romantic comedy set to be helmed by The Inbetweeners director Ben Palmer.

The script, penned by Tess Morris, made the 2011 Brit List (a take-off of the Hollywood Black List for popular, unproduced screenplays) and was soon scooped up by Big Talk Pictures and StudioCanal. Bell will play a single woman named Nancy, who is on her way to her parents’ anniversary when she’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date. The serendipitous case of mistaken identity leads to Nancy finally finding the boyfriend of her dreams.

Though Man Up‘s story sounds a little generic, the talent involved is unmistakable. Bell garnered awards buzz earlier this year for In A World…, which she directed, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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From Spaced To The World’s End: The Connecting Cast Of The Cornetto Trilogy – Part Two

21 July 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This weekend see’s the release of The World’S End, the final installment of Edgar Wright’s ‘Three Flavours Cornetto‘ trilogy. You’ll notice several themes, motifs and jokes are woven between all three films, but none are more evident than the cast. Wright and Pegg have a proclivity for casting their mates, going all the way back to Spaced. And with chums like these, who could blame them.

Part One can be read here. Have a Part Two. And a Bourbon.

Peter Serafinowicz

Spaced, Shaun of the Dead,

Well fuck-a-doodle-doo! You’ll probably recognise his face but you will certainly recognise his voice. He is probably most famous for providing the vocals for Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which he recycled to wonderful effect in Spaced and Black Books. His best work has been on Science spoof Look Around You, featuring a plethora of folks from the Cornetto-verse, »

- John Sharp

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From Spaced To The World’s End: The Connecting Cast Of The Cornetto Trilogy – Part One

18 July 2013 8:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are frying up some gold in preparation for The World’S End. The trio are back for the final instalment of, what has become known as, ‘The Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy. Shaun Of The Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and now The World’S End may not be linked by narrative or characters like classic trilogies Back To The Future (1985-1990), Star Wars (1997-1983) or Thunder In Paradise (1993-1995). But they are bound by themes, recurring jokes and references. Most notably, though, is the cast. Pegg and Frost have starred as unlikely companions in all three films and their supporting cast are essentially a troop of actors dating back to one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, Spaced.

Here we shall look at those performers, their finest moments in the films and Spaced and related shows/movies that link them all together. Programmes like Black Books, »

- John Sharp

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: the triumph of the nerds

7 July 2013 7:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Shortly to be reunited onscreen in The World's End, and with a host of solo TV and film projects in the works, the comic boy-man duo seem to be going from strength to strength

What a pleasure, what a sugar rush, giddy-kipper joy it is to watch Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together in a film by Edgar Wright. I went to see a preview of The World's End, the final part of the Pegg/Frost/Wright "three flavours Cornetto" trilogy, and I laughed and laughed for three-quarters of an hour. Then I stopped, as we were only allowed to see the first 45 minutes of the film, for some reason. Either the special effects people were still cranking out the CGI, or the last hour is Really Bad (not so, according to those who have now seen it).

Anyway, the part I saw zipped by, a slick, high-spirited blast of jokes and small-town action, »

- Miranda Sawyer

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Set Visit Report: Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Being a White Settler

5 July 2013 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Currently in production and flying the flag for cream of the crop independent horror is Simeon Halligan's White Settlers, starring genre fave Pollyanna Mcintosh – with whom most of you are more than likely familiar due to her spectacular performance in the titular role in Lucky Mckee's The Woman.

Also starring fellow up-and-coming British talent Lee Williams ("The Tudors") and produced by the people behind Manchester horror festival Grimmfest, not to mention penned by BAFTA nominated writer Ian Fenton, White Settlers looks like it could be the much awaited breath of life that British horror needs.

While working on set, Pollyanna was gracious enough to take some time to speak with us between takes and let us all know what horrors lie in store in this tale of a young couple trying for an idyllic life in the country that soon find themselves besieged by unspeakable terrors...

Aaron Williams »

- Aaron Williams

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Simon Pegg To Star In Brit List Romantic Comedy 'Man Up'

28 June 2013 9:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For the most part, Simon Pegg has traversed the comfortable milieu of genre films. Making his mark with Edgar Wright and Nick Frost on their Cornetto films, he's dipped into the blockbuster world with the "Star Trek," "Tintin" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises, while doing one off stuff like "Fantastic Fear Or Everything" or "Burke And Hare" that are still very much in his wheelhouse. However, he has taken strides before into more mainstream, less fantastical fare with stuff like "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" and "Run Fatboy Run," but yeah, they weren't that successful. But he'll give it another go. In the pages of the most recent issue of Empire, it's revealed in a profile of Pegg that he's attached to star in "Man Up." Penned by Tess Morris, the script made the 2011 Brit List, there are few details on it except that it's a romantic comedy, but we're »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tim Curry Suffers a Stroke but Is Recovering Well

24 May 2013 9:32 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some sad news is coming our way today, but it does appear to have a happy outcome. Beloved actor Tim Curry is recovering after suffering a major stroke at his home Thursday night in Los Angeles. The British star, 67, is said to be "doing great" following the collapse.

Curry, of course, rose to fame as Dr. Frank-n-Furter in the 1975 cult musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show while many horror fans credit his performance as Pennywise in "It" for causing a life-long fear of clowns. Most recently he appeared in Gingerclown, Burke and Hare, and the "Alice" TV mini-series.

Few details were available about his stroke last night, but sources close to the actor refused suggestions that it had made it difficult for him to speak. "Tim is doing great," said his longtime Los Angeles agent Marcia Hurwitz. "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humour, »

- The Woman In Black

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It Only Took Forty Years, But We’re Finally Getting a ‘Fear of Flying’ Movie

10 May 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Author Erica Jong‘s seminal 1973 novel “Fear of Flying” is still considered a groundbreaking piece of erotic fiction, helped herald in the second wave of feminism, and remains one of the top fifty bestselling novels of all time, but it’s also managed to go four decades without a big screen adaptation. That’s now set to finally change, as director Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) has been set to direct a feature film based on the work, complete with a script by Piers Ashworth (Burke and Hare, St. Trinians).  Jong’s novel centers on poet Isadora Wing who, during a trip to Vienna with her second husband, comes to grips with her unfulfilling marriage and decides to embark on a series of highly sexual encounters with other men. If you’ve ever heard the term “zipless fuck,” you’ve got Jong and her book to thank for it, as she coined the term (which basically refers to a »

- Kate Erbland

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From Pre-History to Ancient Greece and the Arabian Nights: Harryhausen's Latter-Day Efforts

7 May 2013 11:33 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Raquel Welch wigs vs. Ray Harryhausen monsters: One Million Years B.C. [See previous post: "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Dies."] Without Charles H. Schneer as producer, Ray Harryhausen created the visual effects for the 1966 camp classic One Million Years B.C. — though, admittedly, his work in that movie played second fiddle to Raquel Welch’s physical effects as a blonde-bewigged (?) cavewoman parading around Earth’s pre-history in a cleavage-enhancing fur bikini. Whereas in producer Hal Roach’s 1940 effort One Million B.C., lizards made up as dinosaurs made life difficult for Victor Mature and Carole Landis, in the creationist-style pre-history of the 1966 (sort-of) remake, Raquel Welch and fellow caveman John Richardson had to square off against Harryhausen’s stop-motion models of giant reptiles. (Photo: Raquel Welch One Million Years B.C.) [Please scroll down to check out TCM's beautiful Ray Harryhausen tribute.] Starring James Franciscus and featuring Earth vs. the Flying SaucersRichard Carlson, The Valley of Gwangi (1969) was Harryhausen’s next-to-last mid-level effort. Both The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), with John Phillip Law, »

- Andre Soares

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Isla Fisher Is In "Fashion"

30 March 2013 6:46 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek actress Isla Fisher ("The Great Gatsby") photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail, in the May 2013 issue of "Fashion" magazine.

Fisher started her career playing the role of 'Shannon Reed' in the Australian soap opera "Home and Away" (1994 -1997). 

In 2002 she appeared in the film version of "Scooby-Doo" as 'Mary Jane'.

A role in "Wedding Crashers" (2005), won her the 'Breakthrough Performance Award' at the MTV Movie Awards followed by a part in "Wedding Daze" (2006). 

In 2007, Fisher appeared in "The Lookout" and "Hot Rod", followed by "Definitely, Maybe" (2008), a voice role in "Horton Hears a Who!" and a starring role in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"(2009). 

In 2010 she starred in "Burke and Hare", followed by a voice role in "Rango (2011) and another voice role in "Rise of the Guardians" (2012).

In 2013 Fisher co-stars as 'Myrtle Wilson" in "The Great Gatsby."

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- Michael Stevens

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Women in Horror '13: Q+A with Adele Hartley of Scotland's Dead by Dawn Festival

24 February 2013 11:06 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a big fan of Scotland, and that I would move there in a heartbeat if we didn't have these dumb things called international borders. Edinburgh in particular is a breathtaking city that still has architectural remnants of the middle ages, with windy little cobbled streets, claustrophobic closes and even a castle atop the hill right in city centre.

It's also a city proud of its morbid history bodysnatchers Burke and Hare have a bar and a strip club named after them (not to mention a booklet made out of Burke's skin on display at the Royal College of Surgeons), a sprawling, noticably lumpy city park sits atop masses of graves left over from plague times, and the ghost-walk business is booming.

But as if this weren't enough to lure me to Auld Reekie every year, it's also home to »

- bigsmashproductions@gmail.com (Kier-La Janisse)

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Women in Horror '13: Q+A with Adele Hartley of Scotland's Dead by Dawn Festival

24 February 2013 11:06 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a big fan of Scotland, and that I would move there in a heartbeat if we didn't have these dumb things called international borders. Edinburgh in particular is a breathtaking city that still has architectural remnants of the middle ages, with windy little cobbled streets, claustrophobic closes and even a castle atop the hill right in city centre.

It's also a city proud of its morbid history bodysnatchers Burke and Hare have a bar and a strip club named after them (not to mention a booklet made out of Burke's skin on display at the Royal College of Surgeons), a sprawling, noticably lumpy city park sits atop masses of graves left over from plague times, and the ghost-walk business is booming.

But as if this weren't enough to lure me to Auld Reekie every year, it's also home to »

- bigsmashproductions@gmail.com (Kier-La Janisse)

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Exclusive: Stephen Merchant Talks Truth or Dare with Halle Berry in Movie 43

25 January 2013 4:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stephen Merchant plays Truth or Dare with Halle Berry in Movie 43, in theaters today

Stephen Merchant is know for creating the popular British version of The Office alongside Ricky Gervais. The two have gone onto create and star in a number of well-received television series, and in his downtime, Stephen has appeared in a number of co-starring roles in films such as Hall Pass, Hot Fuzz, and Burke and Hare. He takes on his most challenging part to date in the Truth or Dare segment of Movie 43, starring opposite Halle Berry. The comedy also reunites him with his Hall Pass director Peter Farrelly.

We recently caught up with Stephen to find out more about the hilarious blind date he embarks on in Movie 43. Here is our conversation.

Truth or Dare was shot nearly three years ago. What is that experience like in seeing it now, for the first time? »

- MovieWeb

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