December 29, 2012
Yearly Ketchup: The Most Rotten Stories of 2012
Few industries enjoy taking really, really, really long extended holiday vacations like Hollywood. So when we get to this time of the year, there's really not much in the realm of "movie development news" to discuss, especially not in a weekly column which normally includes 10 different stories. So, this week and next, we're instead going to review 12 of the year's best stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. These twelve stories include six remakes (like Evil Dead, Ninja Turtles, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), three sequels (Alice in Wonderland 2, Casablanca 2, Scary Movie 5), two toy adaptations (Candy Land and Tonka), and one lame spoof (The Starving Games).
August 30, 2006
Anna Faris is a Centerfold!
We've been waiting for funny-gal Anna Faris to get a lead role to suit her comedic skills for quite some time now -- and I'm not talking about the "Scary Movie" movies. Apparently Ms. Faris was tired of waiting for the perfect concept to come along, so she went to the "Legally Blonde" screenwriters and pitched her new idea. (Hey fellas, she'll be playing a centerfold!)
August 21, 2006
Wayans Pitch is "Pretty Ugly" Indeed
Dug "Scary Movie"? Loved "White Chicks"? Laughed your freakin' butt off during "Little Man"? Well here's some good news for you: The Wayanses have signed a deal for their next flick. It'll be called "Pretty Ugly."
July 13, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Dupree" Misfires; "Little Man" Is Short On Laughs
This week at the movies, we've got some unwanted houseguests, in the guise of a guy with a bad case of arrested development ("You, Me and Dupree," starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) and a pint-sized thief on the lam ("Little Man," starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans). Will the critics be welcoming, or will they boot these flicks into the street?
April 13, 2006
"Scary Movie 4": Interview with Regina Hall
RT's "Scary Movie 4" interview series continues with a sit-down with "Scary" veteran Regina Hall, whose oversexed character Brenda has made it through all four of the series installments and has gone from high school student to mature (kind of) news reporter.
March 1, 2006
Dimension Aims to Get Spoofy Towards Superhero Flicks
Given how much money "Date Movie" and the "Scary Movie" entries have made, it was only a matter of time before a clever screenwriter came up with the idea to spoof the superhero movies. That writer was John Unholz, and his spec script was recently purchased by the genre outfit known as Dimension.
February 1, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Scary Movie 4
Think there's still some juice to be squeezed out of the "Scary Movie" concept? Those Weinstein brothers sure do, which is why we'll see more of Anna Faris bopping through numerous flick parodieson her way to a solid opening weekend and a slow fade-out from the multiplexes. Anyway, check out the trailer right here.
December 22, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Date Movie
"From two of the six writer of "Scary Movie"" is how the promotional material hypes the upcoming spoof "Date Movie," and if this all-new trailer is any indication, the adorable Alyson Hannigan seems to be out Faris-ing modern-day spoof siren Anna Faris. (I particularly enjoyed the "Napoleon Dynamite" gag.)
December 21, 2005
JoBlo's Got Spoofy "Movie" Posters
Fans of the spoof sub-genre of comedy should take a quick visit to JoBlo's Movie Emporium, because that's where you'll find the new one-sheet for the rom-com satire "Date Movie," as well as THREE new posters for next year's "Scary Movie 4."
October 5, 2005
Shaq and Dr. Phil to Spoof "Saw" in "Scary Movie 4"
ComingSoon.net reports news found on Entertainment Tonight and AnnaFaris.org, and it seems that the bizarre pairing of Shaquille O'Neal and Dr. Phil will contribute to the "Scary Movie 4" prologue, and they'll be lampooning the horror fan-favorite known as "Saw."
July 7, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Waiting
Yahoo! Movies brings the first trailer for the comedy "Waiting." Starring Ryan Reynolds ("Blade: Trinity"), Justin Long ("Dodgeball"), Anna Faris ("Scary Movie"), Luis Guzman ("Boogie Nights"), and David Koechner ("Anchorman"), "Waiting" is described (by me) as "Office Space Goes to Applebee's."
June 22, 2005
Ensemble Signs Up for Untitled Rom-Com Spoof
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of an upcoming romantic comedy spoof that has five actors and no title ... yet. Screenwriters Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer ("Scary Movie," "Spy Hard") will co-direct an as-yet-untitled spoof of the reliable old chick-flick rom-com formula.
June 17, 2005
WB Joins the Vampire Cheerleading Squad
Variety brings news of "Absolute Angels," a teen-centric horror comedy that will hit the screens courtesy of Warner Bros. and screenwriters Genevieve Jolliffe ("Urban Ghost Story") & Andrew Zinnes. The story focuses on "a lonely goth girl who gets invited to join the high school cheerleading team only to learn the cheerleaders are actually a pack of vampires."
May 27, 2005
Only in the Movies: Carmen Electra is Eugene Levy's Wife
Not long ago it was announced that Eugene Levy ("American Pie") would be joining the cast of "Cheaper By the Dozen 2," and that the veteran funnyman would play the rival to Steve Martin's good-guy father figure. Now comes word that sultry siren Carmen Electra ("Scary Movie") has been signed to play Mr. Levy's sexy young wife.