Sometimes a lifetime of bad plastic surgery and hard living is all that's needed to turn an entertainer's face into an awesome soul-chilling spectacle. Other times, professional horror make-up artists are required. In the new premium cable documentary Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh, f/x artists like Tom Savini, Rick Baker, and Greg Nicoteri, along with such directors as George Romero, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Wes Craven, talk about the lengths they go to transform even Hollywood's least-frightening-looking actors into monsters and ghouls.
Bring it, Meat. Reports have emerged that Kevin Costner is in serious talks to go back to the well and reprise his role as minor-league catcher "Crash" Davis in a sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Bull Durham. According to The Huffington Post, Costner recently met with writer-director Ron Shelton to discuss a follow-up, the plot of which would allegedly involve Costner's character managing a major league team owned by Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) and "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins, in an apparent violation of the "no sequels" pledge he recently made to MTV).
On second thought, don't bring it, Meat. Posted 10.07.08 by reelz
The final one-sheet for Twilight was released today and for the first time, it looks like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are actually comfortable in their roles. Bella and Edward no longer look like pale, lonely, basement dwellers. Instead they resemble the high school girl and vampire they are respectively supposed to be.
Check out the large version here and keep checking ReelzChannel for more Twilight updates. Posted 10.07.08 by reelz
In the highly anticipated Twilight, Peter Facinelli plays the father of all (Cullen) vampires. Facinelli went blond for the role -- and very pale. In fact, he had "strict orders to not go in the sun."
What was it like to to play the 300-year-old adoptive father of five teenage vampires? And what does he think about the trememdous fan buzz around the movie? Find out in our Interview with Twilight Star Peter Facinelli. Posted 10.07.08 by reelz
The movie industry is at it again. With this past weekend's number one opening of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, it has simultaneously forced parents to sit through another stinker (Chihuahua earned a 44 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and stave off their children's inevitable requests to pick up one of these pocket-sized pups on the way home.
Over the years, this kind of popularization of specific dog breeds hasn't been good for the breeds featured on screen, leading to overpopulation, inbreeding, and worse. Perhaps the most glaring example occurred with the Disney classic 101 Dalmations and its 1996 live-action remake. Thousands of parents brought home a tiny spotted friend for their jubilant youngster, wholly ignorant of this breed's less-than-ideal "family pet" status. In fact, Dalmations are among the top "biting breeds." Their overpopulation has lead to a massive homeless problem within the breed and all-too-many sad puppies needlessly terminated after a family realized they simply couldn't handle the notoriously unruly breed.
Other examples include Frank the Pug from Men in Black and Eddie the Jack Russell Terrier from TV's Frasier. Pugs might look cute, but their list of health problems is almost endless. Jack Russells are cute and smart, but unless you have the proper time to exercise this intensely energetic breed, they'll soon be bouncing off your walls and tearing up your wardrobe.
Movie and television popularity of breeds often leads to inexperienced breeders jumping into the game to make a quick buck. The result can be improper breeding methods and inbreeding. Worse than that, puppy mills often place young pups in unsanitary conditions and, in some cases, abuse them.
So the next time your kid dances out of the latest Disney talking-critter flick begging for a trip to the pet store on the way home, talk them into a trip to your local shelter. Surely their short attention spans will be quickly swayed when they see the wide selection of sad-eyed future best friends eager to head home and please a new master. Posted 10.06.08 by reelz
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The new trailer for Dragonball has surfaced on the web and it's...umm...to be honest, I have no idea what's going on in it. There's Chow Yun Fat, a glowing orange orb, and a bunch of attractive young people performing various martial arts moves. Oh, and there's a dude who looks like Pinhead from Hellraiser. I'm guessing he's the bad guy.
Having no familiarity with the film or the Japanese Dragon Ball Z Manga series upon which it is based (according to wikipedia), I'm in no position to evaluate the new trailer. Judging from the comments over at firstshowing.net, however, I'm guessing that fan reception has been decidedly mixed. Posted 10.03.08 by reelz
In Flash of Genius, Greg Kinnear plays the real-life Robert Kearns who fought the auto industry, claiming that the intermittent windshield wiper was his invention. Kearns' complexity is what drew Kinnear in: "He was a real character and I felt for him...he could be awfully tough. But he had this kind of innocence about him that was a little intoxicating. Find out more in our Interview with Flash of Genius Star Greg Kinnear.