Earlier this week, we learned the surprising news that Rick Moranis was coming out of pseudo-retirement to reprise one of his most famous big screen roles. The comedian will be appearing as the Spaceballs bad guy Dark Helmet, a parody of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, on tonight’s episode of The Goldbergs on ABC. But if you don’t usually watch that show, you don’t have a DVR, and you’re not going to be around to see it, we’ve got you covered.
A clip from The Goldbergs featuring Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet has surfaced online. It’s all part of a dream sequence that Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) has in the middle of the night, where he ends up in a Schwartz ring battle with the villain before finding out all about the plot for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. Read More »
After establishing himself as one of the most beloved actors of the 1980s and ’90s, Ghostbusters and Honey I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis took a lengthy break from acting and largely stepped out of the limelight, raising his children after his wife’s death and being more choosy about the projects in which he appears. He went back to his roots and reprised his role of Bob McKenzie for an SCTV reunion show last year, and now we’ve learned he’ll be reprising another of his famous roles again very soon.
A new reports says that Moranis will play Dark Helmet, his character from Mel Brooks’s 1987 Star Wars comedy spoof Spaceballs, on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. Read more about the Rick Moranis The Goldbergs guest appearance below.
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Even though Easter may be over a week away, you can still have some fun hunting for Easter eggs thanks to the latest exhibition from Hero Complex Gallery.
A new show, aptly called Easter Eggs, brings together artists Ape Meets Girl (aka Kevin M. Wilson) and Vance Kelly for a little gallery featuring pieces that showcase a cavalcade or inside references to some of your favorite movies and TV shows. We exclusively debuted a couple pieces from this show earlier in the week, but now all of the pieces from the Hero Complex Gallery Easter Eggs art show are available online, including prints for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Reservoir Dogs, Tombstone, The Crow, Planet of the Apes and more. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn about the work that went into creating the score of the Best Picture nominated The Shape of Water. Plus, check out a fanmade parody trailer for Lone Starr: A Spaceballs Story, and watch an extensive Black Panther discussion with director Ryan Coogler and the key cast members. Read More »
Do you love the collectible artwork that we feature at /Film but always lament the fact that it’s usually fairly expensive to purchase for display on your wall? If that’s the case, then you might be interested in checking out Gallery 1988‘s latest installment of their recurring Postcard Correspondence show.
Postcard Correspondence 2017 was unveiled this past weekend, featuring dozens of original pieces of artwork paying tribute to your favorite movies and TV shows (and even some video games) with stunning artwork from some outstanding artists. The pieces pay tribute to the likes of Lord of the Rings, The Office, Inception, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Stranger Things, Hot Fuzz and much more.
Get a look at some of the pieces in the Gallery 1988 Postcard Correspondence 2017 artwork below. Read More »
There is plenty of memorabilia out there inspired by the movies that we love. But there’s nothing better than getting your hands on a genuine prop from your favorite motion picture. The only problem is you usually have to empty out your bank account to get something like that into your hands. Now a couple props are up for auction that may be worth selling your house for.
The lightsaber that Luke Skywalker inherited from his father in Star Wars: A New Hope only to end up in the hands of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now up for auction. But for you Star Wars fans who may not have enough money to pick up the coveted, elegant weapon, there’s a certain prop from the saga spoof Spaceballs that might be a little more easy on your wallet.
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In Mel Brooks’ classic 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs, Bill Pullman’s Han Solo stand-in, Lone Starr, asks Brooks’ Yoda stand-in, Yogurt, if they’ll ever see each other again. Yogurt responds: “Who knows? God willing, we’ll all meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.”
That was thirty years ago, and ever since, Brooks and the cast have been asked whether they’d ever consider turning that one-off joke into a reality. Against all odds, it seems like a sequel is now closer than ever, because Brooks says he’s having active discussions with MGM about making it. Get the latest Spaceballs 2 news below.
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From Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein to Spaceballs and The Producers, legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks has been responsible for some of the most beloved movies ever made. And unsurprisingly, at various points in his career, he has discussed the making of almost all his films. Except for one—the lone dud in his canon—a film so bad The New York Times declared it “an embarrassment,” and which Brooks has never publicly discussed: Solarbabies. Well, at least not until now. Because last week, on behalf of the How Did This Get Made? podcast, I spoke with Brooks at length to try and figure out how (the hell) did this get made?
Going into the interview, I expected to hear tales of unforeseen calamity and production run amok. But what I didn’t expect—and what became the prevailing thread of our conversation—was the enormous personal toll that Solarbabies had on Brooks.
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Last year, Mel Brooks got everyone excited at the mere mention of just the possibility of making Spaceballs 2 a reality. Talk of a sequel was used as a joke in the original spoof of Star Wars from 1987, and Brooks imagined what it might be like if he did follow-up with a sequel to go along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
“If I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn’t get its money back…but that first weekend, the anticipation of seeing Spaceballs 2, would…I still have Daphne Zuniga and I still have Rick Moranis if he’d do it, and I’ve still got me.”
Now we have something else to tease our desire for Spaceballs 2 as some teaser posters have appeared in a New York City subway, donning the title that was teased in the first film. However, since this is an isolated appearance of the posters, we’re not going to hold our breath that they’re real. Still, you can see them below! Read More »
Update: We originally posted about these screen printed posters on December 8th 2015, and the set quickly sold out. Well Nakatomi has announced they are bringing the Josh Budich’s sold-out three-print set back in a new OPEN edition, so if you missed out on these fast-selling prints last time, FORTUNE SMILES UPON YOU. Individual prints are $30 each, and full sets are $80. Orders should ship by the end of the month.
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