Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Quotes RSS

Matthew Lillard at the Premiere of Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 19th May 2017

Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard at the premiere of Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 19th May 2017

Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 Opening Night Gala: 'Gershwin and the Jazz Age' held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 27th September 2016

Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard

New 'Scooby Doo' Movie Announced In Wake Of Casey Kasem Death


Scooby Doo Matthew Lillard Freddie Prinze Jr Linda Cardellini Sarah Michelle Gellar

A brand new Scooby Doo movie has been given the green light by Warner Bros. just days after the announcement that the original Shaggy voice actor, Casey Kasem, had passed away. Whilst it's unlikely that the two headlines are anything more than a coincidence, the movie news is bound to receive a greater interest from those looking to remember the life of the radio star and actor.

The studio is said to be "starting from scratch" to create a brand new incarnation of the well-loved kid's mystery series, according to Deadline. Though very few details are known at this stage, the new movie will follow in the same vein as its predecessors in that it will be live action instead of animation.

Many will remember Warner Bros.'s two noughties live action reboots of the classic animated show, Scooby Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The first of the two movies was an instant hit, earning $275m worldwide but its widely-panned, Razzie-winning, 2004 successor fell short of that figure by $90m and the series was halted.

Continue reading: New 'Scooby Doo' Movie Announced In Wake Of Casey Kasem Death

The Descendants Review


Extraordinary
As with Sideways and About Schmidt, Payne finds clever ways to blend sharp comedy and warm drama to create a seriously involving and entertaining film.

And Clooney has never had a role that was quite as emotionally resonant as this.

In sunny Hawaii, Matt (Clooney) has coasted through marriage and parenthood, focussing on his career and managing the estate of his family, which is descended from Hawaiian royalty. But now his wife (Patti Hastie) is in a coma, and he has to take responsibility for his free-spirited daughters, 10-year-old Scottie (Miller) and 17-year-old Alexandra (Woodley). Meanwhile, his cousins want to sell off a gorgeous tract of ancestral land in Kauai. Amid all of this, Matt finds out that his wife isn't going to wake up, and also that she had been having an affair.

Continue reading: The Descendants Review

The Descendants Trailer


Matt King is a Hawaiian land baron who has never had time for his two daughters; rebellious teenager Alexandra and her younger sister Scottie. But when his wife Elizabeth is in hospital on life support following a boating accident off the coast of Waikiki, he has no choice but to start looking after his children.

Continue: The Descendants Trailer

Matthew Lillard Sunday 20th February 2011 24 Hour Hollywood Rush at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre Los Angeles, California, USA

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard Saturday 1st March 2008 6th Annual World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational held at Commerce Casino - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Wing Commander Review


Bad
You've played the game, now see the movie. Right?

Wrong-o. I've never played the game aside from a 30-minute tour, and now I wish I hadn't seen the movie, either.

Continue reading: Wing Commander Review

She's All That Review


OK
Well, as it turns out, she's not all that. She's like half that. Maybe less. I'd say 30 percent that.

70 percent crap.

Continue reading: She's All That Review

Wicker Park Review


Excellent
Wicker Park is a remake of a 1996 French film that nobody saw, called L'Appartement. Don't bother looking for it now; it's not available on DVD in the United States. If the premise of Wicker Park holds any interest with you, you'd best go see it soon, as the film is unfortunately destined to meet a similar fate as its predecessor.

Explaining the film - or even saying what genre it's in - is a bit tricky. Josh Hartnett plays a young ad executive named Matthew, who's obviously done well in parlaying a job as a camera repairman into a creative position in New York. Briefly back in his old home town of Chicago before jetting off to China, Matthew abruptly runs into old pal Luke (Matthew Lillard) and catches what he's sure is a glimpse of old girlfriend Lisa (Jessica Lange-lookalike Diane Kruger, last seen as Helen of Troy). Luke - on the cusp of marrying his boss's daughter (Jessica Paré) - is thrown into such a panic he blows off his trip overseas. What unfolds over the next two hours is the story of Luke and Lisa - how they met, how they abruptly split up, and the strange mysteries that are hidden in the past.

Continue reading: Wicker Park Review

S.L.C. Punk! Review


Excellent
Ah, to be a young anarchist in 1985... in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Using the most conservative city in America as a backdrop for the American punk movement proves to be nothing short of brilliance in S.L.C. Punk! This little gem features the always-engaging Matthew Lilliard as "Stevo," a blue-haired college grad in the Reagan years who rages against the machine, his parents, his enemies, and -- of course -- Utah.

Continue reading: S.L.C. Punk! Review

Scooby-Doo Review


Good
Children of original fans have made Scooby-Doo the Must-See-TV of the Nickelodeon set, and it's this demographic that openly salivates for Warner Brothers' live-action version of the affable cartoon. Won't they be pleased to discover that Raja Gosnell's Scooby-Doo happens to be as clever, mysterious, and inventive as an episode of the popular cartoon series, a high compliment indeed.

This new Scooby gets off on the right paw by recruiting CGI effects specialists Rhythm & Hues Studio to create the lively title character. Employing a live dog would have been certain death. Scooby may look transparent from time to time, his complexion always appearing a bit lighter than the human actors surrounding him. But his existence is no more bizarre than the fact that these kids speak to a dog that talks back. Remember, this is based on a cartoon. Scooby takes animated Roger Rabbit interactions to the next level, and it never derails this train.

Continue reading: Scooby-Doo Review

Thir13en Ghosts Review


Terrible

A genuinely spectacular waste of money -- and about as mind-numbing as you'd expect from a movie which brags in ads that its "R" rating is for violence, gore and nudity -- "Thirteen Ghosts" has nothing going for it beyond its wildly excessive production design.

The star of the movie is an all-glass haunted house, designed by a grandiose and evil ghostbuster (F. Murray Abraham) to be a combination phantasm prison and gateway to hell. The joint has thousands of Latin "containment spells" etched into its transparent walls -- walls which move and shift to reconfigure rooms, thus trapping screaming B-list actors in with half-decayed, psycho-killer apparitions. (In the only worthwhile nod to William Castle's "13 Ghosts" from 1960, the characters have to wear special glasses to see the spooks -- much like the audience did for the 3D-like original.)

The house also has at its center a huge clock-like mechanism of gears and gyro-gadgets, apparently powered by the psychic energy of 12 enslaved spirits, which will open the aforementioned gateway only if one live person is sacrificed to become a required 13th ghost.

Continue reading: Thir13en Ghosts Review

Scooby-Doo Review


Good

Zoiks! Like, man, some ghoulish fiend is turning party-hearty spring breakers into straight-laced zombies on the amusement park resort atoll Spooky Island! And for once you'll never guess (well at least not right away) who will be unmasked as the villain in the gleefully goofball live-action version of "Scooby-Doo."

Self-spoofing yet devoted to its inspiration, this campy comedy ex-cartoon escapade may be edited with a fire axe and aimed mainly at kids, but screenwriter James Gunn (a veteran of underground spoof studio Troma Films) and director Raja Gosnell ("Big Momma's House") know who the hardcore "Scooby" fans are. They're grown-ups who have fond memories of the Saturday morning cartoon about an oddball foursome of post-teen detectives and their bark-talking dog, but who have since come to realize how stupid it was.

Liberally sprinkled with humor that only adults will get -- like the winking implications that cowardly hippie Shaggy (played to squeaky-voiced perfection by Matthew Lillard) is a major stoner -- the movie assumes a working knowledge of "Scooby-Doo" and is very smart about being deliberately stupid. It makes sport of the TV show's repetitive plots ("I'd have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"). It pokes fun at the characters' personalities (perpetual damsel-in-distress Daphne, played with ditzy aplomb by Sarah Michelle Gellar, has become a black belt). And it's clever enough to know what parts of its source material worked and what didn't.

Continue reading: Scooby-Doo Review

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Matthew Lillard Movies

Trouble With the Curve Movie Review

Trouble With the Curve Movie Review

With beautiful but bland direction and a script that can't help but overstate everything, this...

Trouble With The Curve - Trailer Trailer

Trouble With The Curve - Trailer Trailer

Gus Lobel is one of the most formidable baseball talent scouts around, however his age...

The Descendants Movie Review

The Descendants Movie Review

As with Sideways and About Schmidt, Payne finds clever ways to blend sharp comedy and...

The Descendants Trailer

The Descendants Trailer

Matt King is a Hawaiian land baron who has never had time for his two...

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Trailer

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Trailer

Watch the trailer for In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale out...

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Movie Review

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Movie Review

Uwe Boll has no soul. He has no moviemaking skill or artistic acumen, either. Yet...

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Movie Review

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Movie Review

Clearly, the Scooby-Doo franchise is geared toward kids; after all, it is a cartoon. Yet,...

Love's Labour's Lost Movie Review

Love's Labour's Lost Movie Review

Film musicals are a tough sell these days. It's either the annual Disney animation...

Scream Movie Review

Scream Movie Review

My review notes for Scream consist of three whole words:Totally.F***ing.Scary.What has been billed as the...

13 Ghosts Movie Review

13 Ghosts Movie Review

I swear Joel Silver and the boys at Dark Castle just keep making the same...

Without a Paddle Movie Review

Without a Paddle Movie Review

Without a Paddle: The year's most ingenious title. It speaks volumes about the creek we're...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.