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NBC Greenlights New Maya Rudolph And Martin Short Variety Show


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NBC has given the green light to a new variety show to be hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. According to Variety the project has been in the works for more than a year, with NBC aiming for a late May premiere date.

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph is to host a new variety show with Martin Short.

Michaels will also be executive producer with ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ alum Matt Roberts producing alongside Erin David, Rudolph and Short. NBC have confirmed that the series has been ordered, but details about the number of episodes and format are still being ironed out.

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Video - Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Greet Each Other At The New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 1


Stars of forthcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin were among the guest arrivals at the movie's premiere held during the 52nd New York Film Festival. The movie follows a detective forced to take on a case more personal in nature than he's used to.

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Video - Zooey Deschanel Looked Super Smart In White At FOX Upfront - Part 2


'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel was among the many film and TV stars that littered the proverbial red carpet at the FOX Upfront presentation held at The Beacon Theater in New York City. She was looking super pretty in a white peplum waist, long-sleeved dress with matching heels, minimal make-up and her hair in loose curls.

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The Wind Rises Trailer


When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes - at least he did until one night he came across Italian plane designer Caproni in one of his dreams, who subsequently told him that his poor vision means he'll never be a pilot. Jiro instead resolves to take up aeronautical engineering and design aircrafts himself . While at university, he meets a young woman named Naoko who he helps off a train during the Great Kanto Earthquake and the pair become close. His life begins to spiral, however, with his work projects becoming few and far between and Naoko's health deteriorating. But will Jiro finally realise his dream and build an aircraft of pure beauty? Or will his dream come crashing to the ground?

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & Angela Lansbury Earn Honorary Recognition From The Academy’s Governors Awards


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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were honoured on Saturday, 16 November, night at the Academy’s Governors Awards, in a night where emotions ran high and the awards circuit got off to a start. Jolie was perhaps the biggest celebrity name on the awards sheet, but it was Martin and Lansbury who stole the show with their heartfelt gratitude towards being honoured by the Academy for a career in front of the camera.

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Angelina Jolie was honoured for her humanitarian work

Jolie received the first standing ovation of the night though, picking up the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her continued, dedicated service to aid work across the globe. Attending the event with her hubby Brad Pitt and their son Maddox, Jolie accepted the award from George Lucas after being toasted in a video presentation featuring clips from her in the movies and in refuge camps and care-giving scenarios found across the globe. Receiving thank you's from four stars of her upcoming Bosnian war film In the Land of Blood and Honey, Gena Rowlands then toasted the star before she took to the stage, asking, “How does she have the time to do all this? She acts and directs, she has a large family… and she has to keep that smile on Brad’s face.”

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Children's Choir, Samuel L. Jackson And Paul McCartney Hit All The Right Notes For The Festive Show: Saturday Night Live Recap


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Last night's Saturday Night Live (Dec 15) could have gone very wrong indeed in lieu of recent events in America, but for a nation in mourning the one thing that America needed was a healthy dose of laughter and fortunately SNL brought the perfect amount on what could have been a very difficult night for the show.

With Fox pulling episodes of Family Guy and American Dad from the air in response to the shootings in Connecticut, it was thought that NBC might do the same with some of their more racy shows. However the writers at SNL showed us why they're so revered as they put on a show that was at first moving, before the hilarity began.

Rather than the usual comedic sketch to get things going, the show brought on the New York City Children's Chorus for an angelic rendition of 'Silent Night,' with particular emphasis the touching and poignant refrain, "Sleep in heavenly peace." For a show not regularly known for its delicate handling of sensitive subjects, they could hardly have started things off in a better way. Once the song was over though, the usual cry of "Live from New York, it's 'Saturday Night!'" rang from the children's mouths and the show began, with not a single other mention to the recent tragedy - and rightly so.

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Frankenweenie Review


Extraordinary

With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one of his most endearing and enjoyably offbeat movies in years. It's actually a remake of a half-hour short he shot in 1984, fleshed out with terrific side characters and a much grander plot. But it's also been painstakingly made with detailed stop-motion animation that's both artistic and witty.

Set in what looks like the suburb from Edward Scissorhands, it's about lonely teen Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Tahan), whose best friend is his dog Sparky. When Sparky dies suddenly, Victor gets an idea from his science professor (Landau) to reanimate him. And it works! Victor hides this from his parents (O'Hara and Short) and the nice girl (Ryder) next door, but chatterbox classmate Edgar (Shaffer) blabs to some other kids in school, who decide they need to make their own science projects a lot more interesting. Suddenly the whole town is under siege by undead pets.

The film looks like a classic monster movie, shot in black and white with deep shadows and expressive faces, plus a hilariously entertaining attention to detail that will make you want to see the film over and over again. It's also packed with gags about the genre, including the names of characters, sudden sight gags (like the Bride of Frankenstein hair of the zapped poodle next door), and more witty references such as Gremlin-like sea-monkeys and a Godzilla-like reanimated tortoise (named, of course, Shelley). There's even an old Christopher Lee Dracula film showing on the TV. But the best thing about this film is the way it never relies on us getting the jokes: Burton has created his own classic too.

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A Week In Movies - 12th October 2012


With the 56th BFI London Film Festival up and running, it's red carpet night every night in Leicester Square. And it all kicked off earlier this week with the European premiere of Frankenweenie, which was attended by director Tim Burton and his partner Helena Bonham Carter, as well as voice cast members Martin Landau, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara. Later in the festival, Burton and Bonham Carter will receive the BFI Fellowship for their contributions to cinema.

A Week In Movies - 12th October 2012

The big movie release in non-festival UK cinemas this week is Walter Salles' adaptation of the iconic 1957 novel On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. The film stars Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Kristin Dunst in a hip, rambling journey through America. It opens in the USA in December.

 

Ben Affleck directs and stars in Argo

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Frankenweenie Trailer


Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his pet bull terrier and best friend, Sparky. On discovering that his dog has died, he is devastated and will do anything to bring him back. His mother tries to offer comfort, telling Victor that Sparky will always be in his heart, but nothing she says makes him feel any better; that is, until, she says, 'If we could bring him back, we would' which triggers an idea in Victor's head - even more so after a science class at school shows how you can use electricity to stimulate muscle movement in deceased animals. He takes a trip to the cemetery and sets up a makeshift laboratory in which he attempts to rouse Sparky using various pieces of scientific equipment. When there is no movement from the dog, Victor is disappointed but, suddenly, Sparky starts moving and leaps off the table to his owner's utter delight. Victor has to hide him away in the attic of his house to avoid suspicion from his parents. However, Sparky escapes into the streets terrifying the neighbours and revealing secrets to the world that are probably best left undiscovered.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Trailer


After escaping to Africa from Madagascar, Alex the lion; Gloria the hippo; Melman the giraffe and Marty the zebra decide it's time to head back to New York once and for all. Unfortunately, they have to rely on the penguins - Skipper; Kowalski; Rico and Private - and the two chimpanzees, Mason and Phil and their combined mechanical knowledge, to get them back home. Nothing can go wrong this time, though, can it?

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Frankenweenie Trailer


Victor Frankenstein is a young boy with an interest in science and home movies. The star of his home movies is his beloved bull terrier, Sparky. Victor and Sparky are very close, so the young boy is devastated to learn of the death of his dog.

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Treasure Planet Review


Very Good
Children, put down your books. Thanks to Walt Disney Studios, you no longer need them. In today's world, a video store membership card and a working knowledge of animated Disney classics proves to be a much more valuable educational tool than a library card. Want to learn about early American settlers conquering the New World? Rent Pocahontas. Pending pop quiz on Greek mythology? Try Hercules. Put down Sir Edgar Rice Burroughs. You've got Tarzan.

The art of reading a book is slowly fading away. Disney realizes this, and even makes a not-so-veiled reference to it at the beginning of their latest literary plunder -- er, adaptation -- Treasure Planet. When we first meet our hero, 10-year-old Jim Hawkins, he's engrossed in a swashbuckling pirate novel. However, it's really a 3D pop-up novel, where interactive visual effects act out the stories for kids "reading" them. The process has begun.

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Mumford Review


Very Good
Mumford reminded me how nice it is to forget yourself in the midst of a good story - Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) latest charm will keep you grinning. Speaking of smiles (and tangents), this is a great film for anyone who likes to look at mouths; I haven't seen so many close-ups of teeth and gums since the last time I went to the dentist!

Loren Dean (Enemy of the State, Apollo 13) does a decent job as Dr. Mumford, the most popular psychologist in the small town to which he just moved. Listening attentively to the tormented visitors of the treatment couch, his apparent peace of mind and even temper become infectious. Ubiquitously available and sounding less like a shrink than a wise uncle who gives just enough advice at just the right time, it's no wonder Dr. Mumford is everyone's favorite confidant. But will those he's helped to see through their own faults be just as understanding if they find out the truth of his past?

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Get Over It Review


OK
Get Over It at least has one thing that a lot of other high school movies don't: earnest, affable leads. It also has all of the key flaws that make going to teen movies so risky: an almost unbearable goofy streak, a plot with the strength of a newborn fawn, and bland supporting characters.

The movie makes the same mistakes over and over and eventually drains one's patience, but yet I stuck around because the leads played kids I would have liked to know.

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Review


Good

When brainy, bobble-headed computer-toon hero Jimmy Neutron tells his mom he's contacted alien life forms in "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," she's taken aback by his disobedience.

"Jimmy," she scolds, "how many times have I told you not to talk to strangers?"

It's a moment that defines the wit and whimsy of this spirited CGI kiddie creation, which is absolutely popping with personality and prodigious production design.

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Martin Short

Date of birth

26th March, 1950

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.71


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Martin Short Movies

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances,...

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Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Movie Review

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Movie Review

Despite substandard animation, this brightly coloured sequel has a strong enough sense of both its...

The Wind Rises Movie Review

The Wind Rises Movie Review

For what he has said will be his final film, animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki tackles...

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The Wind Rises Trailer

The Wind Rises Trailer

Jiro Horikoshi is an aeronautical engineer whose childhood was filled with dreams about becoming a...

The Wind Rises Trailer

The Wind Rises Trailer

When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes...

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return Trailer

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return Trailer

Dorothy Gale is barely back in her Tornado-ravaged hometown in Kansas five minutes than she...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Movie Review

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Movie Review

Instead of developing the characters or situations for comedy gold, the filmmakers instead just crank...

Frankenweenie Movie Review

Frankenweenie Movie Review

With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one...

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his...

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