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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Finessing the Daring ‘If Memory Serves’ Callback to the Original

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Finessing the Daring ‘If Memory Serves’ Callback to the Original
Season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” ambitiously played with the franchise’s multiverse through a series of dramatic interactions between the crews of the Discovery and Enterprise as they solved the mystery of The Red Angel threat from the future. And the centerpiece was the re-appearance of Anson Mount as original Enterprise captain Christopher Pike and Ethan Peck as a troubled young Spock dealing with his Vulcan/human identity crisis.

The highlight, though, was the surprising callback to the original series pilot, “The Cage,” in the form of a recap to the opening of the episode “If Memory Serves,” a semi-sequel in which they returned to Talos IV to heal fugitive Spock from his memory block. However, utilizing footage from the original series (Tos) provided additional editorial and visual effects challenges.

After editor Scott Gamzon cut the episode, he was approached by executive producer-director Olatunde Osunsanmi about utilizing Tos footage for
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Exclusive Photos: In Memoriam Character Actors Dick Miller and Julie Adams

Chicago – They often are the background people, the best friends or townspeople in various film and TV parts. Two character actors, who have over 200 roles between them, passed away recently. Dick Miller and Julie Adams were both previous subjects for the lens of photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com.

’That Guy’ Dick Miller in 2014

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Dick Miller has over 100 film credits under his belt, and was a go-to guy during the golden age (1960s and ‘70s) in many of director Roger Corman productions, the cheap and quick films that audiences loved during the era. His Corman films include “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960), “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” (1963), “The Wild Angels” (1966), “Big Bad Mama” (1974) and “Capone” (1975). He also did small and larger parts in mainstream titles such as “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Executive Action” (1973), “New York, New York” (1977), “All the Right Moves
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Nice Goin’, Kid: Dick Miller (1928-2019)

A lot of words have already been written this week, and hopefully a lot more will be written in the next few weeks, months and years, about the great and beloved character actor Dick Miller, who passed away on January 30th in Burbank, California at age 90. A quick look at his bio page on IMDb will give you the basics about his early life— born in The Bronx, he served in the Us Navy and, despite his diminutive stature, even won a prize title as a middleweight boxer. But that’s not why several generations of movie fans know him, love him, or get such a kick out of seeing him pop up, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, in the over-180 films and TV episodes in which he appeared.

Miller made his way out to Los Angeles from New York in the mid-50s and thus assured said multiple generations
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Dick Miller dies by Jennie Kermode - 2019-01-31 12:05:16

Dick Miller in Gremlins

The much-loved character actor Dick Miller has passed away at the age of 90, it emerged last night. Celebrated for his work in Gremlins and Gremlins 2, he also appeared in cult favourites like The Terminator and Small Soldiers.

Miller began his career in B-movies including Apache Woman and It Conquered The World before making his breakthrough as troubled sculptor Walter Paisley in A Bucket Of Blood. The name stuck and he went on to play different versions of the Paisley character, with different occupations, in several films down the years, including a notable turn in The Howling. He had a long association with Bucket director Roger Corman which included an appearance in the original The Little Shop Of Horrors.

Also active on the small screen, Miller had a long-running role in Fame, made memorable appearances in Police Squad!, The Virginian and Star Trek:...
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Dick Miller, Prolific Character Actor Known for ‘Gremlins,’ Dies at 90

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Dick Miller, Prolific Character Actor Known for ‘Gremlins,’ Dies at 90
Prolific character actor Dick Miller, known for roles in dozens of films like “Gremlins” and “A Bucket of Blood,” died Wednesday from natural causes. He was 90.

A family spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that Miller died surrounded by his family.

Born in The Bronx, New York City in 1928, Miller served in the U.S. Navy before attending the City College of New York, Columbia University, and New York University. He began his acting career in the 1950s in theater before moving to Los Angeles, kicking off his six-decade career in film with hundreds of credits.

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He forged a friendship and working relationship with director Roger Corman that lasted over 20 years. His work for Corman includes “This Earth” (1957), “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960), and”A Bucket of Blood” (1959).

He’s best known for his scene-stealing role in director Joe Dante’s “Gremlins” and its sequel,
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Dick Miller, Legendary Character Actor, Passes Away at 90 Years Old

Dick Miller, Legendary Character Actor, Passes Away at 90 Years Old
We have some sad news to pass along today, as it has been reported that Dick Miller has passed away. Survived by his wife Lainie, daughter Barbara, and granddaughter Autumn, Miller's cause of death has not yet been revealed. Anyone who's familiar with Miller certainly sees this as a tremendous loss, given all of the entertainment the actor has brought to audiences over the years. You may or may not know his name, but this is someone whose face you will definitely recognize. Miller was one of those actors who would typically show up in bit parts in various movies, yet always had the ability to elevate everything he appeared in. More often than not, Miller would steal the show with his roles, despite how limited his screen time may have been.

Miller's legendary career began in 1956, when iconic filmmaker Roger Corman hired him to appear in his movie It Conquered the World.
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Gremlins Actor Dick Miller Dies at 90: 'Any Role of His Was Cult Movie Nirvana'

Gremlins Actor Dick Miller Dies at 90: 'Any Role of His Was Cult Movie Nirvana'
Dick Miller, the veteran actor best known for his role in Gremlins and A Bucket of Blood, has died. He was 90.

Miller passed away from natural causes on Wednesday and was surrounded by his family, a spokesperson for the Millers told The Hollywood Reporter. His death comes a little over one month after the legendary character actor celebrated his 90th birthday.

“His sense of humor and the unique way he looked at the world won him many lifelong friends and worldwide fans,” his family told the outlet in a statement.

Miller’s prolific career spanned over 60 years, appearing in hundreds
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Dick Miller Dies: ‘Bucket Of Blood’ Star Who Worked Regularly With Roger Corman & Joe Dante Was 90

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Dick Miller Dies: ‘Bucket Of Blood’ Star Who Worked Regularly With Roger Corman & Joe Dante Was 90
Dick Miller, a character actor who starred in Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood and whose six-decade career included all of Joe Dante’s movies, died today in Toluca Lake, CA. He was 90.

His résumé includes more than 150 film and TV credits ranging from 1950s westerns to 2000s features including Dante’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Burying the Ex. Along the way he appeared in films by such acclaimed directors as Martin Scorsese, James Cameron (The Terminator), Ernest Dickerson, Jonathan Demme, Allan Arkush, Jonathan Kaplan, John Sayles along with such popular Dante-helmed pics as Innerspace, Gremlins and The Howling.

Born on Christmas Day 1928, the Bronx native and Army veteran likely is best remembered for starring as Walter Paisley, the dimwitted busboy-turned-cause célèbre sculptor in Corman’s 1959 graphic cult-classic Beat satire A Bucket of Blood. After accidentally killing his landlady’s cat, Walter casts
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Roger And Julie Corman Docu Series ‘Cormans’ Hollywood’ Set By Shout Studios, Ace Film Hk And Friendship Films

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Roger And Julie Corman Docu Series ‘Cormans’ Hollywood’ Set By Shout Studios, Ace Film Hk And Friendship Films
Cormans’ Hollywood, a 13-episode documentary series teeming with archival footage and insights from seven decades of filmmaking by Roger Corman and his wife, Julie, has been set by Shout! Studios, Ace Film Hk Co. and Friendship Films.

Thirteen 50-minute episodes were shot over four months in La, drawing heavily on the library of the CormansNew Horizons Pictures, which Shout! and Ace acquired earlier this year. The series traces the Cormans’ trail-blazing path as independent producers, including their mentorship of young film talent who would go on to become Hollywood royalty.

There is a long list of A-listers who cut their teeth working with Roger Corman, producer of 350 films and director of 60 titles, including the likes of A Bucket of Blood, The Wild Angels and The Little Shop of Horrors. Among them are Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda and Jonathan Demme.
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From Streams to Screams: 27 Horror Comedies You Can Stream This Halloween Weekend

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Happy Friday, everyone! Halloween weekend is finally upon us, which means all of us horror fans are feeling quite festive these days, and what better way to keep those ghoulishly groovy vibes going than by watching some horror movies that also tap into the comedic aspects of the genre. From new entries in absurdity to classic crack-ups, there’s truly something for everyone on this list of 27 horror comedies that are currently streaming across all the major platforms. Nothing puts me in a good mood quite like some fright-filled funnies, so I do hope you find something to enjoy in this curated collection of horror comedies.

The Return of the Living Dead (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

They're Back From The Dead and Ready to Party! On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S.
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Little Shop of Horrors Funko Pop Toys Immortalize Seymore and Audrey II

Little Shop of Horrors Funko Pop Toys Immortalize Seymore and Audrey II
1986's Little Shop of Horrors is Funko's latest addition to their Pop! figures, which will be released next month. The Warner Bros. Pictures rock musical comedy has become a cult hit over the years and is based on the 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors, which was directed by Roger Corman and the 1982 off-Broadway musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Little Shop of Horrors was directed by Frank Oz who had to fight to get the movie made in the way that he wanted it done.

The new Little Shop of Horrors Funko collection features Rick Moranis' Seymour holding a small Audrey II, the man eating plant, Seymour's love interest Audrey (Ellen Greene), and her savage dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello (Steve Martin), also make an appearance, along with Audrey II and a bloody chase indicating the plant recently fed. In addition, there's also a 12" Audrey II SuperCute plush,

Little Shop of Horrors Funko Pop Toys Immortalize Seymore and Audrey II

Little Shop of Horrors Funko Pop Toys Immortalize Seymore and Audrey II
1986's Little Shop of Horrors is Funko's latest addition to their Pop! figures, which will be released next month. The Warner Bros. Pictures rock musical comedy has become a cult hit over the years and is based on the 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors, which was directed by Roger Corman and the 1982 off-Broadway musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Little Shop of Horrors was directed by Frank Oz who had to fight to get the movie made in the way that he wanted it done.

The new Little Shop of Horrors Funko collection features Rick Moranis' Seymour holding a small Audrey II, the man eating plant, Seymour's love interest Audrey (Ellen Greene), and her savage dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello (Steve Martin), also make an appearance, along with Audrey II and a bloody chase indicating the plant recently fed. In addition, there's also a 12" Audrey II SuperCute plush,
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The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) Screening at Urban Chestnut July 11th

“Now, no novocaine. It dulls the senses.”

Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series has moved! The new location is Urban Chestnut in the Grove. This month’s film is the 1960 version of The Little Shop Of Horrors . It’s this Wednesday, July 11th. The movie starts at 8pm and admission is $5.

Roger Corman, who allegedly could negotiate the production of a film on a pay phone, shoot the film in the booth, and finance it with the money in the change slot, shot The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) in two days and one night on a set that was left over from someone else’s production.

It is a classic featuring a very young Jack Nicholson as an undertaker who loved pain in his third film. The face that was to later become famous in The Shining was quite evident. Jonathan Haze played the lead as the clumsy
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‘Howard’ Clip: Tribeca Docu Spotlights Oscar-Winning Disney Lyricist Howard Ashman

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Exclusive: If you love a song from a classic Disney animated feature, it is likely that Howard Ashman was the mind behind the words. Don Hahn’s documentary Howard takes a look at the life of the Academy Award-winning lyricist and the legacy he left behind. In the exclusive clip above, we see him at work recording the memorable Beauty and the Beast song “Be Our Guest” with composer and frequent collaborator Alan Menken as well as the movie’s stars Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach. Howard will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22.

Ashman grew up with love for musical theater and after living the life of a starving artist in New York, he adapted Roger Corman’s film The Little Shop of Horrors into a musical with Menken which served as a turning point in his career. The success led to some speed
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Roger Corman Sued By Sons Over the Sale of His Film Library

Roger Corman Sued By Sons Over the Sale of His Film Library
Prolific B-movie director/producer Roger Corman is being sued by his sons over plans to sell his 270-title New Horizon Pictures film library. The complaint, filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also names as a respondent Corman’s wife of 48 years and longtime producing partner, Julie, along with Shout! Factory and Ace Film, the library’s intended buyers.

Roger Martin Corman and Brian Corman claim that their parents have no right to unload the catalog — which includes “The Little Shop of Horrors” and “Piranha” — because it is property of The Pacific Trust, established by the elder Cormans in 1978 for the benefit of their four children.

“You can’t sell what you don’t own,” Venable Llp partner Alex Weingarten, the lawyer representing the sons, told IndieWire.

The transaction was announced less than three weeks ago, on March 15, for an undisclosed price. Weingarten said Roger Martin Corman and Brian
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Hollywood’s Best Movie Remakes

Hollywood’s Best Remakes On 6th April, Bruce Willis will star in the new action-packed crime drama Death Wish directed by famed horror filmmaker Eli Roth.

Following an attack on his wife and daughter, Paul Kersey (Willis) dedicates himself to seeking justice for his family and also avenges other innocent victims he meets through his work as a doctor in a hospital. Set on bringing his own kind of justice to the city by whatever means necessary, the internet buzzes wondering who this hooded man is, asking “is he a hero, or is it wrong?” to take the law into your own hands.

As Death Wish is a remake of a 1974 film of the same name, we are celebrating its release on 6th April by looking back at some of the best remakes to have graced the big screen.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When the Us remake of
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Rebel Wilson and Josh Gad reportedly wanted for Little Shop of Horrors

In December of last year, it was announced that Warner Bros. had tapped Arrowverse supremo Greg Berlanti to direct a feature remake of Little Shop of Horrors, and now comes word that we may be close to casting.

According to The Hashtag Show, the studio is looking at Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) as Audrey and Seymour. If rumours are to be believed, both are interested in the project, although there are no firm deals in place at present.

In Little Shop of Horrors, Seymour, a lonely shopkeeper, discovers that a mysterious plant he found only grows by consuming blood. As it matures, Seymour finds even more success and opportunities, but the plant’s increasing hunger becomes too much for Seymour to handle.

The 1986 musical comedy starred Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene as Seymour and Audrey, and was based upon the rock musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman,
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‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ remake on the way from Greg Berlanti

Little Shop Of Horrors remake on the way from the executive producer of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.

More on the Little Shop Of Horrors remake below.

Greg Berlanti is to tackle a Little Shop Of Horrors remake. If you’re now aware of the name, Greg is behind some of the most successful modern-day comic book TV series, including The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.

The news was release as an exclusive from trade blog Deadline.

Berlanti will direct the film from a screenplay by Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying, In Search of Humans). The property was originally low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, and then an off-broadway musical in the 1980s with music by Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, which was then turned into a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz.
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Little Shop Of Horrors Remake In Development at Warner Bros.

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The carnivorous plant known as Audrey II is chomping its way back to the big screen, as Warner Bros. is developing a Little Shop of Horrors remake.

Deadline revealed the latest update on the new Little Shop of Horrors film, reporting that the studio is continuing to move forward with a new take on Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors. Writer Howard Ashman adapted Little Shop of Horrors for the big screen in 1986 with a screenplay based on his stage musical of the same name, which featured songs from composer Alan Menken and was in turn based on Roger Corman's 1960 horror comedy, The Little Shop of Horrors.

According to Deadline, Greg Berlanti (Life as We Know It) is expected to direct the new Little Shop of Horrors from a screenplay by Matthew Robinson (Monster Trucks, The Invention of Lying). Marc Platt will produce the film and Sarah Schechter
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