John Candy's comedy Uncle Buck is set for a rebirth on Tv with an all-black cast.
In the John Hughes original, Candy played the childish brother of Garret M. Brown's character, who takes on the responsibility of looking after his sibling's kids.
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Second City cofounder Bernie Sahlins, regarded as one of the most influential figures in improvisational comedy and topical satire, has died in Chicago at the age of 90, the Chicago Tribune reported today (Monday). Many of the young comics he discovered went on to become major television and film stars, including Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Ed Asner, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Gilda Radner, Jim Belushi, Severn Darden, Mina Kolb, Barbara Harris, Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber. Sahlins later went on to co-create SCTV a Canadian TV comedy series featuring members of Second City's Toronto troupe.
Shawn Levy is to produce a new 'Sesame Street' movie, with the TV show's longtime writer Joey Mazzarino set to pen the script for the film.
The 'Night at the Museum' director will join Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady on the project after 20th Century Fox picked up the film rights for the long-running children's TV show, with longtime 'Sesame Street' writer Joey Mazzarino penning The Script for the film.
Shawn and Fox are working on an idea for a motion picture based on the iconic Jim Henson-created characters - Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch - who star in the educational series.
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Zach Galifianakis is set to star in 'A Confederacy of Dunces' as eccentric 30-something Ignatius J Reilly, who still lives with his mother but sets out to find a new job in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Zach Galifianakis is set to star in 'A Confederacy of Dunces'.
Zach will portray Ignatius J Reilly, an eccentric 30-something who still lives with his mother but sets out to making something of his life and aims to find a job in New Orleans' French Quarter, Vulture reports.
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Shepherd was a guest at Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis' home when he offered around the bizarre canape to his famous guests.
But even portly funnyman Candy refused to try the dish, so Shepherd proved herself by chowing down on the sickening snack.
She tells Britain's Empire magazine, "When I was working on a film called Married To It that Dino De Laurentiis was producing, I went to his house and they served barbecued goat.
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Tom Hanks, showing early signs of that everyman charm, plays Allen Bauer, a single New Yorker consumed by his job and coming off a bad breakup. Driven by alcohol and a lingering childhood memory of encountering a young mermaid on Cape Cod, Allen takes a cab to Massachusetts. The trip turns out to be a bust: He nearly drowns and loses his wallet.
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I don't doubt this is the case for many fans of the best Brooks films--how many kids of the seventies saw Blazing Saddles before laying eyes on a real western, or Young Frankenstein before the bride of same? I point this out to place Spaceballs with those other, more acknowledged Brooks classics.
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What money is that? Oh, just $30 million, left to Montgomery Brewster (Richard Pryor) by his sole relative. The catch? The real inheritance is $300 million -- and if Monty wants it, he has to spend the $30 million in 30 days, and at the end of that time he can't have any assets to show for it. Oh, and he can't tell anyone what's going on, either.
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1) The music is great, coming from a legendary line-up of soul and blues artists: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, whose performance of "Shake a Tail Feather" will get you dancing with the horde of extras onscreen.
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