Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Very sad news last night...
Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.
He was 83.
Wilder is best known for his collaborations with director Mel Brooks, starring as the stressed-out Leo Bloom in Brooks' breakout 1967 film "The Producers," and later in the monster movie spoof "Young Frankenstein." He also portrayed a boozing gunslinger in "Blazing Saddles."
For many people, Wilder might be best remembered for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," playing the mysterious candy tycoon in the 1971 adaptation of Roald Dahl's book.
I think I've seen almost every one of his movies and the Mel Brook's films multiple times. He was just a very funny guy and the world is going to be just a little less smile-worthy without him.
He will be missed.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The original Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) are back together in an animated feature, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders! Here's the first full trailer...
It's got all the cheesy goodness of the original 1966 series AND the return of Julie Newmar as Catwoman.
Monday, August 22, 2016
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Monday, August 8, 2016
The Lucille Ball statue in New York got a MUCH needed facelift...
The new statue, sculpted by artist Carolyn D. Palmer, was unveiled today at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Ball’s hometown of Celoron, NY. Today would have been the TV legend’s 105th birthday.
“I not only wanted to portray the playful, animated and spontaneous Lucy, but also the glamorous Hollywood icon,” said Palmer. “I just hope that all the Lucy fans are pleased and that Lucille Ball herself would have enjoyed this image of her.”
This is the park’s second attempt at a Lucy likeness, following sculptor Dave Poulin’s 2009 massive fail. Poulin’s unintentionally heinous statue, with its demon eyes, horse teeth and altogether lack of resemblance to the Lucy everyone loved, prompted a public outcry and was soon dubbed “Scary Lucy.”
Oh...and they weren't kidding when they said the previous statue was scary...
That looks like something that would eat your soul.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The original USS Enterprise model used for the classic Star Trek series got a long overdue tune-up recently by the Smithsonian...
It’s one of the most recognizable props in pop culture history, so it’s only fitting that the Smithsonian recently spent almost two years restoring the USS Enterprise model used in the original Star Trek TV series. The paint work alone was a painstaking process, as detailed in this new behind-the-scenes look at the restoration.
Sometime in the 1990s, the museum upgraded the model with additional lights and details that weren’t screen-accurate to the original series. So for the show’s 50th anniversary, the museum’s creators ensured the follow-up restoration was as accurate to the original model as possible, which included a lengthy process of stripping away previous paint jobs, and giving the model a fresh new coat.
The work featured in this doc was all completed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s facilities, but the model itself is now on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the National Air and Space Museum location on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Who knew it was made out of wood?
They did a pretty amazing job and it's great to see it proudly on display for people to see for years to come.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Something different is happening with the remake of the movie Splash....
Disney is moving full speed ahead with a re-imagining of Splash, the 1984 sleeper hit film that launched the stars of Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, along with Imagine partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the latter of whom hatched the idea for the fish wish-fulfillment story that Howard directed.
They’ve got an intriguing take: It’s being developed for Channing Tatum to take role that Hannah played, with Jillian Bell in the role that Hanks played.
I'm wondering how many people will have issues with Channing Tatum being featured in another movie where he has to take his shirt off?