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Premiere Of 'Scary Movie 5' At ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome In Hollywood

David Zucker - Premiere of 'Scary Movie 5' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 11th April 2013

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Scary Movie 5 Director: Lindsay Is 'troubled'


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Lindsay Lohan is a ''troubled human'', according to 'Scary Movie 5' director David Zucker.

The 26-year-old star has the potential to be a ''really good'' actress if she puts her wild antics behind after completing her upcoming 90-day stint in rehab as part of her plea deal on charges of lying to police about driving during a car crash in June 2012.

Speaking at the Hollywood premiere of the new horror/comedy sequel at the ArcLight Cimenas Cinerama Dome, David told the New York Daily News newspaper: ''She's a troubled human and she was late a lot to the set, but she knew her lines and she's a good actress.

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Lindsay Lohan And Charlie Sheen To Be 'World's Hottest Couple' In Scary Movie 5


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Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen will star as ''the world's hottest new couple'' in 'Scary Movie 5'.

The brunette beauty and the former 'Two and a Half Men' actor - whose character Tom Logan was killed off in 'Scary Movie 4' - will see their alter-egos get together in the fifth instalment of the spoof horror franchise before being killed off in the movie's opening sequence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dimension Films describes the characters as the ''world's hottest new couple'' and their roles in the forthcoming film come as part of a tradition which has seen a celebrity playing a new character in the franchise before being disposed of early on in an over-the-top way.

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Lindsay Lohan For Scary Movie 5


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Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen have joined the cast of 'Scary Movie 5'.

The 'Mean Girls' actress is set to make her first appearance in the spoof horror franchise while Charlie will return for the third time, despite his character Tom Logan being killed off in 'Scary Movie 4'.

Malcolm Lee will direct the movie from a script co-written by David Zucker who wrote and helmed the third and fourth films.

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70th Annual Peabody Awards Held At The Waldorf Astoria - Arrivals

Robert King, Christine Baranski, David Zucker, Julianna Margulies and Matt Czuchry - Robert King, Michelle King, Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Mary Beth Peil, Matt Czuchry and executive producer David Zucker New York City, USA - 70th Annual Peabody Awards held at The Waldorf Astoria - Arrivals Monday 23rd May 2011

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Films By Recently Deceased Directors Selected For Posterity


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Less than two weeks after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner's Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back , produced by George Lucas, and Edwards's The Pink Panther, produced by Martin Jurow, have been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry. The two films were among 25 motion pictures that were selected and also include Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Elia Kazan's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , Alan J. Pakula's All the President's Men, and William Friedkin's The Exorcist. The comedy Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams and Jerry and David Zucker, also was included. It starred Leslie Nielsen, who died one month ago today.

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Director Zucker Remembers 'Chronic Prankster' Nielsen


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Leslie Nielsen's longtime collaborator David Zucker has written a moving tribute piece dedicated to his late friend, honouring the actor's professionalism, dedication and his famous practical jokes.

Zucker, along with his filmmaking partner brother Jerry and Jim Abrahams, gave Nielsen his first major comedy role in 1980's Airplane! and they went on to work together on numerous films including The Naked Gun series.

The director remained life-long friends with the actor, who died on Sunday (28Nov10), and has written a tribute for the Hollywood Reporter.

Zucker describes his first meeting with Nielsen when he auditioned for Airplane! and reveals he found an actor with a "natural instinct" for comedy. He also remembers Nielsen's sense of humour and love of pranks.

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An American Carol Review


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To hear Conservatives tell it, Hollywood is out of touch with the true "America." To them, the ultra-liberal product produced by the morally (and creatively) bankrupt individuals of Tinseltown just doesn't reflect the country's true tone and temperament. As a way of standing up for what they hold true and dear, card carrying member of the USA, A-OK brigade, David Zucker (of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame) has created a pro-country, anti-dissent spoof of the Charles Dickens yuletide classic. Yet An American Carol misses a golden opportunity to show a sense of humor. Instead, it wallows in the kind of "us vs. them" tactics that created such complaints in the first place.

Michael Malone (Kevin Farley) is a documentary filmmaker famous for his anti-USA efforts like America Sucks the Big One. On the strength of his celebrity, he's organized a march against the Fourth of July. While his agent (James Woods) thinks he's crazy, a group of terrorists led by the evil Aziz (Robert Davi) think he's the perfect patsy for their ongoing jihad. They hire him to make a "movie" which is actually a front for a suicide bombing at a Trace Adkins concert. Happy to pursue his radical idealistic ends, Malone is suddenly visited by the ghost of his idol, JFK (Chris Anglin). He warns that he will be visited by three more ghosts, including Gen. George F. Patton (Kelsey Grammer). All hope to change his left-leaning ways, guiding him toward a more patriotic position.

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Superhero Movie Review


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Anyone hoping for a ray of sunshine through all the dank, dark clouds that have made up the recent rash of genre spoofs -- Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans -- should semi-celebrate. Superhero Movie is not the heinous hunk of landfill those other attempts at humor represent. Instead, it's a seldom hit/often miss attempt by some former members of the Airplane! team to recapture a little of that film's old school satire. While much more successful, there's still a dearth of legitimate laughs to be found among the filler and failed lampoons.

High school nerd Rick Riker (Drake Bell) pines for popular gal Jill Johnson (Sara Paxton), and she holds a secret torch for him as well. Still, the couple can't get together, and while on a field trip to a local science lab, Rick is bitten by a radioactive insect. Soon, he has superpowers, like incredible reflexes and the ability to climb walls. He becomes the Dragonfly. Meanwhile, mogul Lou Landers (Christopher McDonald) is dying and looks to an experimental DNA treatment to cure him. The procedure backfires, turning the CEO into a life force draining demon. In order to achieve immortality, thousands must die, and while Landers develops an evil persona known as the Hourglass to achieve his aims, Rick tries to save the city -- and get the girl -- at the same time.

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Airplane! Review


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If Airplane! isn't the funniest English-language movie ever made, it could at least get into some spirited comedy fisticuffs with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A Fish Called Wanda, or Wayne's World for the title. It might win, too. The first non-sketch film from the team of Zucker (David), Abrahams, and Zucker (Jerry) established the joke-a-minute-spoof subgenre, frequented by various iterations of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team (not to mention several imitators); this means it gets credit for The Naked Gun, but also the blame for Scary Movie 2.

But Airplane! doesn't reign just by calling firsties. Or rather, it does - because it hit the bull's eye so dead-center that there wasn't much room left for other arrows. It purportedly spoofs the airplane-based disaster movies so popular at the time of its 1980 release, but much of the main plot (a scarred war pilot must attempt to land a passenger jet during a storm when the crew falls ill) and even some specific scene are lifted from the little-known 1957 B-movie Zero Hour (unseen by me); it simultaneously satirizes one particularly obscure film, '70s disaster films, and every bad B-movie you've ever seen.

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Scary Movie 3 Review


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There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along like a runaway train to capitalize on a surprise hit -- Miramax rushed Scary Movie 2 into theaters one year after the original's release -- or you can reset and go for broke. The latter approach seems to be the Scary Movie 3 motive, with new writers and veteran parody director David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun) joining the fray. For its efforts, Miramax gets a perfectly average movie, with fresh moments, lame retreads, and more opportunity for big box office.

Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.

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Baseketball Review


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Sadly underrated, it seems Parker and Stone will get no points for anything they do outside of South Park. While they didn't write this one, BASEketball is surprisingly hilarious, filled with sheer asinine humor to fill a dozen Naked Guns. The plot, involving the travails of a new sport combining basketball and baseball that goes pro, is absurd, but it's the little moments, like Jenny McCarthy sucking the chrome off a trailer hitch -- literally -- that give BASEketball all the legs it needs.
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