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Richard O'Brien To Return To 'The Rocky Horror Show' For First Time In 20 Years


Richard O'Brien The Rocky Horror Picture Show

‘The Rocky Horror Show’s creator Richard O’Brien is to return to the musical production for the first time in over 20 years. He’ll be playing the role of the narrator during a special West End run of the eternally popular stage show in September 2015.

The 73 old wrote the original production, which made its debut way back in 1973, and played the character Riff Raff in the stage version and the film two years later. In the subsequent 40 years, it has been almost constantly touring throughout the world.

Richard O'BrienRichard O'Brien will be starring in the 'Rocky Horror Show' for the first time in over two decades

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The Crystal Maze Live in London - Do You Have What It Takes?


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Remember Crystal Maze? One of those couch critics who vowed they'd defeat the cryptic puzzles? Well, although we can't promise Richard O'Brien will be back - now's your chance to take part as the Maze comes live to London. 

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Richard O'Brien fronted the original Crystal Maze

The new immersive experiences was announced on the Crystal Maze site yesterday, declaring: "THE CRYSTAL MAZE IS COMING TO LONDON AND YOU CAN TAKE PART. WE REPEAT: YOU CAN BE IN IT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

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Is Fox Planning To Do The Time Warp With 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake?


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It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show is headed to the small screen! Yes according to reports, Fox is said to be prepping a two hour remake of the cult classic musical, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Richard O'BrienRocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien.

Deadline reports that the taped event special is in development with a cast-contingent order and will be executive produced by The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman.

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Richard O'Brien To Give 'Shock Treatment' To The London Stage As 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Sequel Is On The Way


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Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien is adapting the cult classic’s 1981 film sequel for a run on the London stage in 2015. Shock Treatment is set to come to King’s Head Theatre next spring and will include several of the original Rocky Horror characters

Richard O'BrienRichard O'Brien will rework Shock Treatment for the London stage

Speaking to the BBC the 72 year old said, "Shock Treatment has been waiting patiently in the wings for a stage premiere since the film was released in 1981.”

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The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary

Richard O'Brien - The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary London United Kingdom Monday 21st January 2013

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The British Guide to Showing Off Review


Excellent
This documentary about the extraordinary sculptor and performance artist Andrew Logan couldn't be more colourful if it tried. And like Logan's work, it's entertaining while also making an important point.

The film traces his life from childhood to becoming a fixture on the swinging London art scene in the late 1960s, with lively present-day interviews narrating a fabulous collection of photographs and old footage, some of which was shot by Derek Jarman, who won Logan's 1975 Alternative Miss World.

Meanwhile, Logan and his team are setting up the 2009 edition of his riotously lurid Alternative Miss World in North London.

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Jackboots on Whitehall Review


Good
Like a British variation on Team America, this loudly hilarious wartime romp pushes its parallel-reality scenario in some very funny directions, although it perhaps relies too much on postmodern pop-culture references. Even so, it keeps us chuckling.

In this WWII-era Europe populated with stop-motion dolls, the evacuation of Dunkirk was a miserable failure. This opens the door for Hitler (Cumming) to invade London by tunnelling from France. But Winston Churchill (Spall) won't give up without a fight, and he's joined by heroic farm boy Chris (McGregor), blustering Yank Fiske (West) and the lovely Daisy (Pike), daughter of a country vicar (Grant). As the Nazis move in, the English resistance decamps to the north, where they hope to get help from the barbarians in Scot Land.

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Picture - Richard O'Brien in a long... London, England, Wednesday 30th June 2010

Richard O'Brien Wednesday 30th June 2010 Richard O'Brien in a long peach floral dress leaves the Ivy club London, England

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Picture - Richard O'Brien and Steve Rowland London, England, Tuesday 12th August 2008

Richard O'Brien and Steve Rowland - Richard O'Brien and Steve Rowland London, England - The Launch of 'Hollywood Heat' by Steve Rowland held at The Beauchamp Tuesday 12th August 2008

Dark City Review


Extraordinary
For all of the acclaim Dark City received after its initial, disastrous theatrical release in 1998 -- movie-of-the-year and DVD commentary honors from Roger Ebert; cult adoration; an eventual director's cut -- it probably still hasn't reached anywhere close to the number of people who saw, say, The Matrix (released just about a year later). Perhaps this has to do with the way the film shrouds its ideas in noir mystery rather than cyberpunk fashion; if The Matrix turned a broad audience into geeks who wanted to know kung fu, Dark City seemed ready-made for those whose geekery was established, though the film is broad enough to welcome nerds of the film, sci-fi, and perhaps even architecture varieties.

The Matrix is not a random comparison, mind you; the two films toy with similar ideas about the meaning of humanity, memory, and self-perception (they also share a second-unit director, though unless he is a brilliant stealth screenwriter, it is probably a coincidence). Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas, is less thrilling and sleek than its cousin, but equally imaginative, full of twisty images and clever synthesis of the movies that inspired it. It gives geeks a good name.

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Dark City Review


Extraordinary
For all of the acclaim Dark City received after its initial, disastrous theatrical release in 1998 -- movie-of-the-year and DVD commentary honors from Roger Ebert; cult adoration; an eventual director's cut -- it probably still hasn't reached anywhere close to the number of people who saw, say, The Matrix (released just about a year later). Perhaps this has to do with the way the film shrouds its ideas in noir mystery rather than cyberpunk fashion; if The Matrix turned a broad audience into geeks who wanted to know kung fu, Dark City seemed ready-made for those whose geekery was established, though the film is broad enough to welcome nerds of the film, sci-fi, and perhaps even architecture varieties.

The Matrix is not a random comparison, mind you; the two films toy with similar ideas about the meaning of humanity, memory, and self-perception (they also share a second-unit director, though unless he is a brilliant stealth screenwriter, it is probably a coincidence). Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas, is less thrilling and sleek than its cousin, but equally imaginative, full of twisty images and clever synthesis of the movies that inspired it. It gives geeks a good name.

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Dungeons & Dragons Review


Unbearable
You know you're in big trouble when halfway through a movie you ask yourself, "What would be better? Sitting through the rest of this garbage or receiving a scratch to the retina?" Ultimately, the question is moot, since both are examples of ocular mayhem.

The impulse as you sit through Dungeons & Dragons is to close your eyes, thereby shielding yourself from those atrocious computer-generated zooming up and down gaudily-colored castles and cloud-capped palaces. Unfortunately, the sound design is so brutal with those sharp rings as swords clash, glitter dust swirls, and magic spells go WHOOSH that sleep is not a viable option.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Review


Extraordinary
Well here we are, doing the time warp again.

Celebrating 25 years of making high-schoolers giddy with its debauchery and high camp, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back with a 25th Anniversary two-disc DVD edition, complete with deleted scenes, outtakes, interviews, and an audience participation track.

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