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‘Artemis Fowl’: Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Adaptation of the Beloved Young-Adult Series

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After more than a decade stuck in development hell, “Artemis Fowl” now has a confirmed release date: August 9, 2019. That’s sure to come as good news to the sci-fi/fantasy series’ many fans, who number in the tens of millions. Here’s everything you need to know about the long-gestating adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s books:

Read More:‘It’: Everything You Need to Know About What Could Be the Scariest Movie in Years It’s been described as “‘Die Hard’ with fairies.”

That appealing description comes courtesy of the author himself, who’s written eight novels in the long-running series; though it’s been compared to “Harry Potter” as well, Colfer disagrees with that comparison. That could be because the books revolve around their title character, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy because times are tough and the Fowl family isn’t as rich as it once
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Jim Carrey's The Mask Was Almost a Horror Movie

Jim Carrey's The Mask Was Almost a Horror Movie
The Mask director Chuck Russell reveals that the action comedy was originally conceived to be a horror movie. 1994 was a huge year for Jim Carrey, he starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask. While looking at those three movies, one of them is not like the others. And it appears as if it could have been even more different. The Mask is a comedy, but it's a bit dark when compared to the other 2 outings that made Carrey a box office super star.

Russell (The Scorpion King, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) spoke to Xfinity about the 30th anniversary of Dream Warriors and also shared the interesting anecdote about The Mask. As it turns out, The Mask was originally conceived as a horror movie with Carrey starring as a Freddy Krueger-esque character. Russell explains.

"It's a great example of really fighting for your vision in a film.
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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co Enters $1 Billion Takeover Talks With Unilever

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co Enters $1 Billion Takeover Talks With Unilever
Jessica Alba‘s fledgling consumer-products startup, Honest Co., could be acquired by industry giant Uniliver. The maker of Dove soaps and Axe body sprays is in talks with Honest for a deal valued at over $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. However, the figure is significantly lower than the $1.7 billion at which Honest was valued in a fundraising round last year. While the talks are at an early stage, Honest hasn’t ruled out instead opting for an initial public offering instead, according to WSJ insiders. Also Read: Jessica Alba's Honest Company Sued for Allegedly Selling Baby Formula
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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Never Have Had Sequels

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The
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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Have Never Have Had Sequels

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The
See full article at Moviefone »

Jessica Alba -- Honest Organic Baby Food Sued ... It Ain't So Organic

  • TMZ
Jessica Alba's Honest Company just got sued over its organic baby formula because the stuff is packed with non-organic ingredients not event fit for adults ... according to a watchdog group. In the lawsuit, the Organic Consumers Association says 11 of the 40 ingredients in Honest Brand Organic Baby Formula are 100% synthetic ... including delicious stuff like sodium selenite, choline bitartrate, dl-alpha-tocopherol and phytonadione. Yummm! In the suit -- first reported by the NY Post -- the Oca
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Why The Mask comic books deserve another movie adaptation

Jim Carrey scored a huge hit with The Mask, yet the comic books leave the door open for more films. Here's why they could work...

In some ways, 1994's The Mask was ahead of its time. Sure, when we try to pick out the greatest comic-book adaptations today, we're spoilt for choice: with Marvel entering the third phase of their cinematic universe, transforming formerly obscure characters into mainstream icons, and DC's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice ready to kick their movies up into a higher gear, the list of adaptations looks set to grow and grow.

Still, movies based on comic books remain largely superhero-centric, which is a shame considering the huge range of fantastic titles out there deserving of a larger audience. Just over 20 years ago, particularly in the UK, comic books and their respective characters were generally seen as childish, goofy, for nerds only – and the lack
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The Summer That Rebooted the Reboot

Does Hollywood try to remake/sequelize/franchise-extend every single one of its successful movies? Sometimes it feels that way, but there’s a little more nuance to studio practices than that. If you’re looking for meaning in this summer’s blockbuster season – not always easy – you could call it Dr. JurassicMax or How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reboot. Rebooting franchises isn’t as common, well-received, or lucrative as you might think. Today let’s look briefly at the history of the reboot – and how this summer changed it.

First, what technically counts as a reboot? One school would say that anytime the cast shuffles, it’s a reboot, meaning we’re now on the second reboot (and third iteration) of Spider-Man films. That’s pretty rare; far more often, duration between films is the deciding factor, and it just doesn’t feel right to slap
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8 Actors Whose Upcoming Movies Could End Their Careers

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Everyone has presumably sat down to a movie so inherently terrible that afterwards they’ve turned to a friend and said: “Well, that’s the last we’ll be seeing of that actor.”

Yes, movies have been killing careers in Hollywood for a long ‘ol time – Showgirls destroyed Elizabeth Berkley, Son of the Mask finished Jamie Kennedy, Superman Returns ended Brandon Routh’s chances at stardom, and The Love Guru finished off Mike Meyers.

It takes a seriously terrible work of filmic awfulness to end an entire career, but it does happen… from time to time. Be it a fresh-faced newcomer or an established star clinging to his or her last ounces of fame, a really bad movie has the power to destroy everything it touches – directors, writers, actors; a truly naff flick is something akin to career suicide.

What follows, then, is a list of 8 movies
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Movie Sequels We Didn’t Ask For

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No matter how much we love movie sequels, a franchise isn’t always the answer. When a follow-up to a smash hit is bad, they can butcher the legacy of a great movie with their subpar stories and tired catchphrases. Not every movie can be as wonderfully self-aware as 22 Jump Street, nor can every sequel be Terminator 2 — widely regarded as better than its predecessor. The movies we’re looking at are the ones we never wanted, and ones that failed to do the originals the justice they deserved. From the offensive Sex and the City 2 to the cringeworthy Son of the Mask, these are the sequels we always knew we never wanted.

It’s fair to say Anchorman 2 didn’t live up to the hype of the first film. Maybe it would have been better if the cast could weigh in on current news?

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Movie Sequels We Didn’t Ask For

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No matter how much we love movie sequels, a franchise isn’t always the answer. When a follow-up to a smash hit is bad, they can butcher the legacy of a great movie with their subpar stories and tired catchphrases. Not every movie can be as wonderfully self-aware as 22 Jump Street, nor can every sequel be Terminator 2 — widely regarded as better than its predecessor. The movies we’re looking at are the ones we never wanted, and ones that failed to do the originals the justice they deserved. From the offensive Sex and the City 2 to the cringeworthy Son of the Mask, these are the sequels we always knew we never wanted.

It’s fair to say Anchorman 2 didn’t live up to the hype of the first film. Maybe it would have been better if the cast could weigh in on current news?

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Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away at 71

Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away at 71
British actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at 71. He reportedly succumbed to pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease.

Best known for his lead role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? as Detective Eddie Valiant, he is also fondly remembered for his performances as Captain Hook's right hand man Smee in Steven Spielberg's Hook and the iconic video game character Mario in Super Mario Bros. He also played an important role in the cult classic Terry Gilliam fantasy drama Brazil.

Born in West Suffolk on October 26, 1942, Bob Hoskins started his way in show business as a circus fire-eater and prided himself on never having took an acting lesson in his life. He began his career as a 'thespian' on stage and in small television roles before making his presence known in the classic 1980 drama The Long Good Friday. He soon followed that up playing a rock and roll manager in the
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Gravity pulls in 6 trophies while Frozen casts a spell at Ves Awards

Looks like animated fairy tale Frozen is on a hot streak and Gravity is going to be hard to pull away from at the Oscars after the members of the Visual Effects Society gather last night at Beverly Hilton to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Ves Awards.  

The event attended by 1000 guests was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) with the awards being handed out by Grammy Award winning artist Pharrell Williams and actors Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark Shadows), Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), Sharon Lawrence (Hidden Palms), Richard Schiff (Se7en) and Alyssa Sutherland (Day on Fire). 

The appearance of surprised presenter Sandra Bullock (A Time to Kill) foreshadowed a great night for Gravitywhich won 6 of the 24 categories.  Other big winners included Frozen, Game of Thrones and PETA.  Pioneering careers were also lauded as previous Ves Méliès
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10 Most Wanted Movie Sequels That Would Never Work

It’s been talked about to death all over the internet: Hollywood loves sequels. That’s just the name of the game. If something is a success, you do it again. They don’t call it show business for nothing, and often a sequel (and franchise) can mean big bucks for the studio. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on the original film that either tarnishes the film’s legacy, or blatantly milks an idea for all it’s worth.

What people don’t often discuss is the fact that the studios aren’t the only ones to blame. That falls upon the audience as well, who often love something so much that they can’t help but ask for more. Nowadays, before a film is even released, the first question on everyone’s lips is: when is the sequel coming out?

I’ve decided to take a look

10 Sequels It Turned Out Nobody Wanted

There's obviously a market out there for sequels — just look at the summer movie release schedule and you'll find at least one a week. And hey, sometimes a film leaves us wondering what happens next.

But sometimes there are films that had no need for a part two, where audiences left the theater the first go-round and said, "I'm good." And in the case of these ten films, we've got the numbers to prove it!

Hollywood, heed our wisdom: Sometimes it's best to just leave well enough alone.

10. 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights' (2004) — Sequel to 'Dirty Dancing' (1987)

• "Dirty Dancing": $62,811,299

• "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights": $14,140,215

So you had the time of your life in 1987? Big deal. You can't relive the magic 17 years later by conceiving a half-hearted retread set against the backdrop of revolutionary Cuba. Really, this film has nothing to do with the original, save for a brief Patrick Swayze cameo.
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'Dumb and Dumber To': Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels filming later in the Summer

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It is actually going to happen. In an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Peter Farrelly officially announced a sequel to 1994's "Dumb and Dumber" is ready to go. Some might say, "Hey, there already was a sequel called 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd'." However, that was a prequel and didn't have the Farrelly brothers, Jim Carrey or Jeff Daniels involved, so it's in the same realm as that other Carrey sequel, "Son of the Mask."

The new sequel will indeed star Carrey and Daniels in the parts they made famous. There are no details about what the film will entail just yet, but the movie will film later in the Summer, for a 2014 release.

This will be only the second time Carrey has appeared in a sequel to one of his movies. The first was "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls." He was originally asked to reprise
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?

That's right, "Disaster Movie," at least according to IMDb users who voted. The comedy, a send-up of disaster flicks, received 55,112 votes. But here's the more interesting part. Paris Hilton topped the charts with two movies appearing in the Top 10 namely "The Hottie & the Nottie" and 2006's "Pledge This."

So without further adieu, here's your Top 100 Worst Movies of All Time!

Rank Rating Title Votes

1. 1.9 Disaster Movie (2008) 55,112

2. 1.9 The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) 27,996

3. 1.9 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) 20,247

4. 1.9 Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) 27,348

5. 1.9 Pledge This! (2006) 13,121

6. 1.9 Die Hard Dracula (1998) 2,641

7. 1.9 Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) 4,842

8. 1.9 Anne B. Real (2003) 3,325

9. 1.9 From Justin to Kelly (2003) 21,887

10. 1.9 Going Overboard (1989) 7,713

11. 1.9 Track of the Moon Beast (1976) 2,272

12. 1.9 Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985) 2,021

13. 1.9 The Maize: The Movie (2004) 2,284

14. 1.9 The Pod People (1983) 3,089

15. 1.9 The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) 3,097

16. 1.9 Turks in Space (2006) 9,634

17. 1.9 Who's Your Caddy? (2007) 12,991

18. 1.9 The Creeping Terror (1964) 2,764

19. 1.9 Crossover (2006) 8,350

20. 1.9 Girl in Gold Boots (1968) 2,532

21. 2.0 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004) 1,945

22. 2.0 Space Mutiny (1988) 4,376

23. 2.0 Daniel - Der Zauberer (2004) 12,159

24. 2.0 The Starfighters (1964) 2,726

25. 2.0 Fat Slags
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #50 - #26

As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.

Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to
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Vampires, Bats & Cats Top Worst Film Poll

A few weeks ago RiffTrax got its users to vote for the Worst Movie of All Time, a vote that was helped along by some major portal sites giving it a promo push.

The vote ultimately involved over 500,000 people taking part, a sizeable sample by anyone's count. Now, the results are in and here are the unfortunate winners:

The Twilight Saga (35,593 votes)

Batman and Robin (27,929 votes)

Catwoman (22,544 votes)

Spider-Man 3 (19,152 votes)

The Last Airbender (18,086 votes)

Super Mario Bros (17,755 votes)

Battlefield Earth (16,138 votes)

Jack and Jill (15,720 votes)

Son of the Mask (14,680 votes)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (13,792 votes)

High School Musical (12,878 votes)

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (11,076 votes)

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (10,795 votes)

Troll 2 (10,384 votes)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (10,353 votes)

X-Men: The Last Stand (10,341 votes)

The Room (8,918 votes)

The Happening (8,286 votes)

Eragon (8,272 votes)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (8,269 votes)

For the full list,
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Vampires, Bats & Cats Top Worst Film Poll

A few weeks ago RiffTrax got its users to vote for the Worst Movie of All Time, a vote that was helped along by some major portal sites giving it a promo push.

The vote ultimately involved over 500,000 people taking part, a sizeable sample by anyone's count. Now, the results are in and here are the unfortunate winners:

The Twilight Saga (35,593 votes)

Batman and Robin (27,929 votes)

Catwoman (22,544 votes)

Spider-Man 3 (19,152 votes)

The Last Airbender (18,086 votes)

Super Mario Bros (17,755 votes)

Battlefield Earth (16,138 votes)

Jack and Jill (15,720 votes)

Son of the Mask (14,680 votes)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (13,792 votes)

High School Musical (12,878 votes)

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (11,076 votes)

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (10,795 votes)

Troll 2 (10,384 votes)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (10,353 votes)

X-Men: The Last Stand (10,341 votes)

The Room (8,918 votes)

The Happening (8,286 votes)

Eragon (8,272 votes)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (8,269 votes)

For the full list,
See full article at Dark Horizons »
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