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Well deserving of a BAFTA Fellowship.
Mel Brooks is without doubt one of the most esteemed comedy filmmakers that ever lived, which is why he well deserved his lifetime achievement award at the 2017 BAFTAs. For his contributions to cinema, he was awarded The Fellowship last night (February 12th); the highest accolade the BAFTAs has to offer and one that has previously gone to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.
Mel Brooks wins the BAFTA Fellowship Award
In honour of his legacy of hilarity, we reflect on some of his greatest films:
Continue reading: A Tribute To Some Of Mel Brooks' Greatest Comedies
The actor and writer is best remembered for his role in 1971 movie ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’
Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years. After news of his passing broke, friends, colleagues and fellow comedians paid tribute on social media, with many referencing his most famous role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Gene Wilder (pictured with Mel Brooks) has died aged 83
Mel Brooks, who directed Wilder in comedies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, lead the tributes on Twitter, saying the actor and writer had ‘ blessed’ him with his friendship. “One of the truly great talents of our time,” Brooks wrote. “He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”
Continue reading: Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83
Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to stay at his monster-filled Hotel Transylvania after taking a shine to his daughter Mavis' new human boyfriend Johnny. Now the pair have a child together named Dennis, and despite having vampire in his blood, he doesn't seem to possess any monster ability of any kind. When Mavis and Johnny take a break to visit the latter's parents, she asks her dad to babysit her son - but that probably wasn't the best idea. In charge of young Dennis, Dracula enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to train him up to be a real monster, and take him on a trip of their own. But when Mavis finds out what they're up to, she's less than happy and makes to come home. But she's not the only one; Dracula's father Vlad is making a surprise visit, and he's not going to be happy that the hotel is filled with humans.
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The American director and comedian was honoured for his contribution to film.
Legend of comedy Mel Brooks was awarded the British Film Institute’s Highest Honour, the BFI Fellowship at a private London dinner on Friday evening, in front of guest including Terry Gilliam and Mike Leigh.
Mel Brooks recieved the BFI fellowship on Friday in London
The 88 year old was presented the award by BFI chair Greg Dyke, while John Hurt, star of Brook’s A History of the World Part 1 and Spaceballs, also spoke at the event. According to Variety guests on the evening also included Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Simon Pegg and Salman Rushdie.
Continue reading: Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute's Highest Honour
Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) was forced to hide a human from the clients of his "monsters only" hotel, things have gotten even stranger. Jonathan (Andy Samberg), the human traveller, and Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula's daughter, have fallen in love and had a baby. This new, half human half vampire baby, is accepted by the monsters inhabiting the hotel. But Dracula is not as impressed as he could be: he wants his grandson to take on the ways of a vampire like he did, and is willing to do whatever it takes to help him become a terrifying monster.
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20 years after its release, the cast of The Little Rascals recreate some of the film's most famous poses
They shot to fame and gained a momentous audience following in 1994 as a rag-tag group of troublesome kids in the American comedy Little Rascals. The little people that gave us so much joy in the film adaptation of Hal Roach’s Our Gang may have grown up but they haven’t stopped entertaining as the stars of the show got together to recreate the movie’s poster 20 years later.
Mr. Peabody is doubtlessly the most intelligent and most accomplished dog on the planet, and undeniably outshines the human race too. However, despite his achievements, he is determined to maintain a normal life for his adopted human son Sherman by inviting round Penny a classmate of his with whom he wants Sherman to be friends. She has other ideas, however, and only shows interest when Sherman agrees to show her Mr. Peabody's WABAC - a time machine in which they travel into the past despite being expressly forbidden. When Peabody finds out, he realises that their actions have ripped a hole in the space-time continuum and they are forced to return to the past to re-write history and save the universe. Along the way they meet some of the biggest legends of history, including Leonardo Da Vinci and Sigmund Freud, who help them on their quest.
'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' is a brilliantly funny animated movie based on the characters from the 'The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show' in the sixties in the 'Peabody's Improbable History' segments. It has been directed by Rob Minkoff ('The Lion King', 'Stuart Little', 'The Haunted Mansion') and written by Ted Key ('Hazel', 'The Million Dollar Duck', 'Gus') and Craig Wright ('Dirty Sexy Money', 'Underemployed'). 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' is set for release in the UK on February 7th 2014.
The Twitter comedy festival will see comedians embracing new video sharing app Vine.
Twitter is spreading its wings into the world of comedy and launching its own comedy festival played out in just 140 characters and six-second videos. Twitter is teaming up with Comedy Central for the 'ComedyFest' event, set to debut on April 29, 2013. Comedians will tweet jokes and post videos with the recently launched video app Vine over five days.
The launch of the festival is expected to be officially announced later on Monday (April 22, 2013), with big names such as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Amy Schumer and director Paul Feig all thought to be taking part. Twitter introduced Vine in January - a video sharing service that lets users post six-second clips that matches the brevity of the social network's word limit.
On the Tuesday of the festival, comedian Steve Agee will host a 'Vine Dining' party, telling stories in six-second videos, while the cast of satirical political comedy 'Veep' will share 'Vines' from the set, as will the cast of ABC's hit show 'Scandal'.
Continue reading: #Funny: Twitter Launches Comedy Festival Featuring Mel Brooks
So for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, we have Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Kevin Costner's Hood is aped by Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman's Azeem has turned in Dave Chappelle's Ahchoo. And Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's ice queen Maid Marion is replaced with Amy Yasbeck's mild, cute, and chaste dolt.
Continue reading: Robin Hood: Men In Tights Review
But things are changing in the animation scene. The freshness of CG has worn away, and audiences are no longer wowed by flashy technology alone. Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles has raised the bar on both animation excellence and story-telling savvy to a level that will be hard to top in coming years. If such early hits as Toy Story or Antz premiered today, it's unlikely they would wow the crowds nearly as much as they did on their initial releases. It's a tough time to be an animated film.
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To the @latimes - shame on you for eliminating daily coverage of horse racing (the sport of kings!) from your newspaper.
Don Rickles. One of the bravest, funniest, and sweetest guys that ever performed. A dear pal that we will all sorely miss.
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No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.
It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.
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Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to...
Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler)...
Mr. Peabody is doubtlessly the most intelligent and most accomplished dog on the planet, and...
Blazing Saddles isn't the funniest Mel Brooks movie (that'd be The Producers), but it's by...