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Movie Review – The Producers 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration (1967)

The Producers, 1967.

Directed and written by Mel Brooks.

Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars and Lee Meredith.

Synopsis:

A down on his luck Broadway producer and a permanently nervous accountant join forces to pull a desperate money-making scam that involves putting on the worst play ever written – ‘Springtime For Hitler’.

There are fans of Blazing Saddles, there are devotees of Young Frankenstein and there are those who crack up at Spaceballs every time. I, however, didn’t really have a favourite Mel Brooks film until this week, when I saw The Producers ahead of its return to UK cinemas for one night only on 5th August in a new 4K restoration. It’s a madcap comedy, with a rapid-fire rate of gags, all centered around a story that is very familiar in 2018 – a work of art that many believe to be so bad that it’s good.
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Theatrical Company Center Stage Capital Launches With Portfolio Including ‘Green Acres’ Musical

Theatrical producers Pam Laudenslager and Colleen Lober have announced the launch of a new entertainment company – Center Stage Capital, Inc. – to present a portfolio of productions that includes the previously announced Broadway-hopeful Green Acres the Musical, a contemporary musical comedy by Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser based on the classic sitcom.

And yes, the new musical will include the old theme song, which, thanks to syndication, has taught at least several generations of Americans why Green Acres is the place to be.

Other productions in the Center Stage portfolio are the musicals Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, Empyrea, and In the Room.

In its announcement, Center Stage Capital describes itself as featuring “an innovative new disruptive business model for funding by allowing the investor to engage directly in a portfolio of four original theatrical productions. This will mitigate risk through diversification and could reduce the risk
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Sony Uploads Full Khali the Killer Movie on YouTube Instead of Trailer

Sony's Khali the Killer was accidentally uploaded on to YouTube instead of the Red Band trailer earlier this week. The movie, which is a crime drama starring Richard Cabral, was written and directed by Jon Matthews and isn't the most well-known project over at Sony, which means that this accident may have actually been a fun publicity stunt to drum some attention for Khali the Killer. Stranger things have happened and we now live in a time where actors "leak" things about their projects on a weekly basis.

The entire full-length version of Khali the Killer was uploaded on to YouTube by Sony and was labeled as the Red Band trailer. It has since been taken down, but it was up on the site for nearly six hours and amassed over 11,000 views in that amount of time. As of now, there's not even a mention of the film on Sony's YouTube channel,
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Keegan-Michael Key Joins Eddie Murphy in Netflix's Dolemite Movie

Keegan-Michael Key Joins Eddie Murphy in Netflix's Dolemite Movie
Key & Peele star Keegan Michael Key has joined the cast of Dolemite Is My Name!, starring Eddie Murphy. This comedy movie will be a true story about the famous 1970s comedian Rudy Ray Moore, otherwise known as Dolemite.

News about Dolemite Is My Name! started to kick off last month, with the initial announcement that the movie would star Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore himself. This was huge news, considering that Eddie Murphy has not been in a movie since 2016. His on screen appearances are scarce, so Dolemite Is My Name! will not be a movie that Eddie Murphy fans will want to miss.

The announcement that Keegan-Michael Key is joining the cast is exciting news. Also among the cast of Dolemite Is My Name is Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and Craig Robinson. All in all, the movie is looking to have a decent
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Fund This: Actors From ‘The Room’ To Finish Answering The Question ‘Where Are They Now?’

Project Name: Room Actors: Where Are They Now?

Asking For: $12,500 via Kickstarter, with stretch goals up to $42,000

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $3,082

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 22

Description: The legendary so-bad-its-good movie The Room inspired two notable pieces of media in 2017: One, The Disaster Artist, was a biopic adapted from a book about the film's production and its eccentric creator, Tommy Wiseau. The other, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?, was a mockumentary that followed the film's cast members to the present day as they try to come to terms with the roles that made them (in)famous.

Now, the latter of those projects is looking to complete its run. Robyn Paris, who appeared in The Room, has turned to Kickstarter to fund more episodes of Where Are They Now. If she raises $12,500, she'll make two new episodes, each about an individual room caster member.
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‘Altered Perception’ – Hard Pill to Swallow

The pharmaceutical drug epidemic in America is a very serious issue. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse opioid crisis kills 115 people a day from overdose. The opioid crisis has also been a hot topic in the news as of late. The film Altered Perception attempts to use the topic as the focal point of storyline. Not only is the subject a hard pill to swallow, but so is the film.

In Altered Perception the government attempts to produce a designer drug aimed at correcting the false perceptions that people develop during trauma and the stress, the implications are deadly. Advertised as a cure for sociopolitical tensions, four couples volunteer, but end up with much more than they bargain for as their past and present are examined while taking variations of the new drug. However, this causes them to doubt their own memory, perceptions – and even their own sanity.
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Fathom Events – Tommy Wiseau in Best F(R)Iends Volume Two Screens June 1st and 4th

Best F(R)Iends starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero will premiere as a Fathom Event this Spring. Part two screens June 1st and June 4th at 8pm (C). Ticket information can be found Here.

Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero has reunited for a dream project that will send fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist into paroxyms of unabated joy once more, and send new fans into a journey of unprecedented comedic madness.

Volume Two: As Sestero’s drifter makes a run for it, he finds himself on an expedition across the Southwest, where he encounters wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles. While his misadventure teaches him a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty, Wiseau’s mortician carries the story home with more than a few surprises.

Nothing can accurately describe basking in the unholy glow
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10 Tommy Wiseau Quotes That are Very Tommy Wiseau

Depending on your point of view Tommy Wiseau is either a genius or a joke. His one surprising hit, The Room, can’t rightfully be called a blockbuster or even a cult classic since the buzz around it has died down at this point and the movie has slipped back into faint obscurity. If he comes forth again it will likely be with something similar and with the kind of acting that makes a lot of people cringe as they wonder why he thinks he’s all that great. It could be possible that he might learn one day and be someone

10 Tommy Wiseau Quotes That are Very Tommy Wiseau
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The Room Screens Again Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“I got the results of the test back – I definitely have breast cancer.”

The Room plays this weekend (May 18th and 19th) at the Tivoli. The Disaster Artist, the film about the making of The Room opened this past weekend to spectacular reviews (read my review Here).

There are different types of ‘Bad Movies’. It’s become sport to poke fun at bloated star vehicles such as Ishtar, Glitter, or Gigli but those films are usually miserable experiences to actually sit through. There are films that are intentionally bad such as those from Troma studios but Troma knows its audience and anyone seeing a Troma film knows what they are getting into. Tommy Wiseau’s The Room belongs with the group of movies that are so bad that they can transform their own awfulness into a “comedy of errors”. Unlike more mundane bad films, these films develop an ardent following
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‘The Disaster Artist’ DVD Review

Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson | Written by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber | Directed by James Franco

It doesn’t get much more meta than a movie adaptation of a memoir about the making of a movie. And not just any movie, but supposedly the Worst Movie Ever Made. In The Room, Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 opus, every line of dialogue is a clunker; every character relationship is nonsensical; every plot point is ridiculous; every sex scene is laughable; and every actor is useless – not least its star and auteur, Wiseau himself.

The Disaster Artist was a 2013 memoir written by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, and this adaptation focuses on Greg and his strange friendship with Tommy. Wiseau is played with skill and sensitivity by James Franco (who also directs), while brother Dave plays the shyly ambitious Greg. It’s casting which reaps benefits, providing a
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‘The Disaster Artist’ Blu-Ray Review: Dramedy About Man Behind ‘The Room’ Quickly Becomes Frustrating

In case you’ve never heard of The Room, here’s what you essentially need to know: it’s a film that some people would argue can barely be considered a real movie. Directed, produced, written and co-starring Tommy Wiseau, the 2003 drama has been widely regarded as one of the worst films of all time for a myriad of reasons. ‘The Disaster […]

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This week’s best home entertainment: from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Plebs

The latest addition to the sci-fi universe lands on the small screen, while funny performances lift the new series of ‘The Inbetweeners in togas’

It takes a special kind of genius to make a film boasting the sustained absurdity of The Room. So what was Tommy Wiseau’s deal? It’s unlikely that anyone will ever truly get to the bottom of his enigma, but James Franco gives it a decent go in this entertaining and unexpectedly poignant film telling the story of Hollywood’s greatest disasterpiece.

Out now, Sky Store
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This week’s best home entertainment: from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Plebs

The latest addition to the sci-fi universe lands on the small screen, while funny performances lift the new series of ‘The Inbetweeners in togas’

It takes a special kind of genius to make a film boasting the sustained absurdity of The Room. So what was Tommy Wiseau’s deal? It’s unlikely that anyone will ever truly get to the bottom of his enigma, but James Franco gives it a decent go in this entertaining and unexpectedly poignant film telling the story of Hollywood’s greatest disasterpiece.

Out now, Sky Store

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‘The Room’ Stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on Reuniting for ‘Best F(r)iends’

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‘The Room’ Stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on Reuniting for ‘Best F(r)iends’
Fifteen years ago, the world was introduced to the best friendship of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero with the premiere of Wiseau’s directorial hallmark “The Room.” The film, which is considered the “’Citizen Kane of bad movies’,” became a cult hit, spawning midnight screenings across the nation and now worldwide where fans quote iconic lines like “Oh hi, Mark” and “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa” as they watch the film onscreen—in between throwing plastic spoons.

In 2013, Sestero adapted the story of their journey to Hollywood and the making of “The Room” in his non-fiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” James Franco brought the autobiographical work to the screen in last year’s “The Disaster Artist,” which earned Franco a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Wiseau.

Reuniting for the first time since “The Room,” Wiseau and
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‘The Room’ Stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on Reuniting for ‘Best F(r)iends’

‘The Room’ Stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on Reuniting for ‘Best F(r)iends’
Fifteen years ago, the world was introduced to the best friendship of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero with the premiere of Wiseau’s directorial hallmark “The Room.” The film, which is considered the “’Citizen Kane of bad movies’,” became a cult hit, spawning midnight screenings across the nation and now worldwide where fans quote iconic lines like “Oh hi, Mark” and “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa” as they watch the film onscreen—in between throwing plastic spoons.

In 2013, Sestero adapted the story of their journey to Hollywood and the making of “The Room” in his non-fiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” James Franco brought the autobiographical work to the screen in last year’s “The Disaster Artist,” which earned Franco a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Wiseau.

Reuniting for the first time since “The Room,” Wiseau and
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Best F(r)iends Review

There is no way anybody could have forecasted the eventual success of The Room. Well, maybe Tommy Wiseau did, but you can be sure it did not come in the way he expected. Fifteen years later, an Academy Award nominated film has been made in its honor, and fans still gather year-round to launch spoons during midnight screenings. Now we have Best F(r)iends, a sure response to The Disaster Artist’s triumph, which brings Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero back onto the screen for the first time since The Room.

The Room was crafted with a total lack of self-awareness, a key element to most good bad movies. But the joke Best F(r)iends is relying on here has already been told, and with Franco’s real Hollywood movie, everyone is in on it. In this way, Best F(r)iends faces the difficult challenge all “disasterpiece
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Cinemaholics #58: Ready Player One Review

Plug in your headset of choice, because the Cinemaholics are ready to clash over their thoughts on Ready Player One, the new blockbuster feature from Steven Spielberg. Based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline (who also helped write the screenplay with Zak Penn), the pic has a lot to say about virtual reality, nostalgia and what’s possible with CGI in 2018. But is it actually…good?

Later in the show, Will catches us up with his thoughts on the first few episodes of Barry, a new series on HBO starring Bill Hader, while he and Jon have a spirited discussion about Alex Inc., a new sitcom starring Zach Braff – but they mostly just talk about Scrubs for some reason.

Afterwards, Jon shares a crazy story about how he somehow inspired the writing of James Acaster in his new special Repertoire on Netflix, according to Acaster himself.
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‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg Teases Fans With April Fools’ Trailer Of Comic Book Pic

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‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg Teases Fans With April Fools’ Trailer Of Comic Book Pic
Considering it is April Fools’ Day, don’t fall for all the news that’s flowing through your social media feeds. The latest bit of “fooled ya!” news comes from Shazam! helmer David F. Sandberg.

The director took to Twitter and posted what seemed like a teaser trailer for Warner Bros’ upcoming adaptation of the DC superhero Shazam! starring Zachary Levi. At first, the WB & DC logos and the voiceover make it all seem legit. However, after 25 seconds, it cuts to retro footage of the Shazam! TV series from the ’70s set to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” You have to admit, Sandberg punking us with this fake teaser trailer is funny even though you can feel the excitement of fanboys and fangirls deflating with groans and disappointment

This is just one of today’s special April Fools’ posts of the day. Earlier, Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that Broadway will
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Plans Broadway Version Of ‘The Room’ – Or So He Claims

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Plans Broadway Version Of ‘The Room’ – Or So He Claims
Emboldened by his success in adapting a Revolutionary War hero to contemporary times, Lin-Manuel Miranda has taken on a tougher task – he has announced that Broadway will soon see his version of Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room.

Miranda announced the deal via his Twitter account today. “This is all Very premature,” he wrote, alongside a retweet of a TheaterMania exclusive announcement of the song listing and official cast. “We’ll try it out of town in San Francisco.”

If you haven’t guessed, it’s April Fool’s Day, confirmed when Miranda retweeted a complaint by wishing a Happy April Fools to the bewildered fan.

Lin-Manual Miranda’s Tommy Wiseau’s The Room: The Broadway Musical is the title of the musical. The cast will feature Patti LuPone in the role of Claudette, Lisa’s mother; Miranda himself and Javier Munoz as Peter/Steven, a psychologist; and Mark Rylance as Johnny,
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April Fool’s: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Broadway Adaptation of ‘The Room’

April Fool’s: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Broadway Adaptation of ‘The Room’
Fans of “The Room” and “Hamilton” unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that he will be adapting Tommy Wiseau’s infamous film for Broadway.

Just kidding.

The songwriter posted a fake announcement of the news to his Twitter account Sunday in honor of April Fool’s Day.

“This is all Very premature,” he wrote,
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