When I think of late Eighties/Early nineties comedies, Problem Child is one of those movies that oddly sticks with me. There was just something about seeing a kid who was my age up there on the big screen, raising absolute havoc. The film’ story is about a couple (John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck) who can’t conceive and decide to adopt. They’re then saddled with Junior, the titular character who loves to terrorize everything and everyone around him. It has elements of gross out and wish-fulfillment comedy, and was kind of good for the time. Released in the summer of 1990, Problem Child made over $50 million and even got a theatrical sequel the following year.
Well, NBC seems to think the idea of the awful kid will work on television and they’ve hired Old School and Hangover writer Scot Armstrong to develop a Problem Child TV show as a single-camera sitcom. Read More »
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Every few weeks there’s a new reason Ghostbusters 3 hasn’t happened yet. Some are valid, others are not, but for the past 25 years there’s always something. First it was Bill Murray’s reluctance, then it was Chris Miller and Phil Lord passing on the project, of course the tragic death of Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman’s departure, script problems, the list goes on and on. At the center of it all is the spokeman for the franchise: co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd.
In a new interview Aykroyd offers up a totally new reason for the delay and it’s one that makes a good amount of sense, considering the climate in Hollywood. Aykroyd said everyone involved in the project isn’t just looking at Ghostbusters 3. They’re looking at a whole Ghostbusters universe: prequels, sequels, TV shows and more in hopes of building a connected, multimedia Ghostbusters franchise like Disney has with Marvel. Read More »
The Interstellar rumblings have began. Star John Lithgow saw the movie this weekend in New York and said the following about it: “Mind blown at 8AM, secret IMAX screening of #Interstellar in NY. So proud to be in it.” I’ve heard rumors of tears upon tears at other early screenings too. Basically, November 7 can’t get here fast enough to show us Christopher Nolan‘s take on space travel starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley and more.
As we get ready for the film, the Poster Posse has begun to pay tribute. Multiple artists have made fan posters for the highly anticipated sci-fi epic. Check out the Poster Posse Interstellar posters below. Read More »
The only thing better than buying entertainment memorabilia, is if the proceeds go to a good cause. The 2014 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction is going on now and features a bevy of unique screen used props as well as cool collectibles from a massive selection of TV shows and movies. Plus, all proceeds (on some items) go to The American Cancer Society.
Obviously, most of the stuff in the Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction is for Lost. But there are also items pertaining to Alcatraz, Alias, American Horror Story, Animaniacs, Arrow, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Community, Dexter, Dr. Who, Felicity, The Following, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Ghostbusters, Heroes, The Hunger Games, Intelligence, The Leftovers, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Revolution, Scandal, The Simpsons, Star Trek, The Strain, Super 8, Survivor, The Voice, The Walking Dead and Young & Hungry.
Yeah it’s a lot of awesome stuff. Click this link to see all of the items. The Lost stuff ends on Page 7. Read More »
Everyone knows about battles with the Motion Picture Association of America, in which directors and producers disagree with the board over a rating. The stories are plentiful, of being forced to cut a scene out of a film to get a lower rating, of a harsh rating given to a mild film, all that kind of stuff. You can kill literally millions of people in a movie and get a PG-13 if there’s no blood, but three F-words in a family drama lands a film an R rating. Long story short, the MPAA is a joke, but it’s just the culmination of a long history of censorship in film.
If you’re curious about what that long history entails, it’s told in a very brief manner by the team at CineFix. Their latest video in the Film School’D series is called A$$, ( . )( . ), and GUNS: Censorship in Cinema. In about 7 minutes, the video goes from the earliest instances of sex and violence in film through more modern fare like the doc, This Film Is Not Yet Rated. Check out the video below. Read More »
Want to see four Gotham TV spots including one that’s in 3D? Has someone already created an everything wrong with Guardians of the Galaxy video? Whose mask is Jeremy Renner wearing on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Could Ant-Man‘s story play into the mega sequel? Do you want Groot‘s cell phone number? What is Robert Downey Jr. teasing on Twitter? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
A new piece of casting has added a significant piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system is called J.A.R.V.I.S., voiced by Paul Bettany. And by now you may now, J.A.R.V.I.S. is the basis for Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. However no one has ever questioned why Stark would name J.A.R.V.I.S. “J.A.R.V.I.S.” That’s because, in the comics, Jarvis is the name of Stark’s butler. In the movies though, he doesn’t have a butler. Where’s the connection?
The connection comes in on ABC’s Agent Carter. That’s where James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) has just been tasked to play Howard Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis. Read More »
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As great a character as Spider-Man is, his villains are often just as interesting. That’s one of the many reasons Sony is moving ahead with a Sinister Six film before they get back to The Amazing Spider-Man 3. They’re also moving forward with a solo film for one of Spidey’s most popular villains, Venom. That one will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, but we don’t know much about it other than that it is happening.
In a new interview, the director gave an updating saying Ed Solomon will start writing the script soon, and that choosing which character would be under the suit in the film hasn’t been an easy decision. Read the Alex Kurtzman Venom quotes below. Read More »