LOS ANGELES -- Mel Brooks is just two months shy of his 92nd birthday and he still carves out time for movie nights with his pal Carl Reiner. The two just recently got together to watch a restoration of the 1938 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Classic film and proper presentation are important to the legendary comedian and filmmaker, especially in the age of streaming. Brooks was on hand to kick off the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater Thursday in Hollywood with a special screening of the first film he ever directed: "The Producers." Brooks spoke to The Associated Press about the film, streaming and even "The Last Jedi." Remarks have been edited for clarity and brevity.Q. Congratulations on this new restoration of "The Producers."A. I'm very thrilled. TCM, these are people I really admire and I love them and God bless them for keeping all the movies that I grew up with still alive, still available. I don't … [Read more...] about Mel Brooks still loves movies, just not streaming them
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Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 9:37 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the LA Premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. This week, Brooks will be on hand to kick off the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater Thursday night in Hollywood with a special screening of the first film he ever directed: “The Producers.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the LA Premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. This week, Brooks will be on hand to kick off the ninth annual ... more Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard … [Read more...] about Q&A: Mel Brooks still loves movies, just not streaming them
Fans seem to be loving Ash Vs. Evil Dead, I know I am! It's been amazing to see them push the boundaries as they continue telling the story of Ash and his battle with the deadites. They've done some insanely crazy shit in this series and it's been extremely entertaining. I hope this series doesn't end anytime soon, but if it does, there's a good chance that we might actually see director Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell make another movie. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly as he is talking about Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 3, he's asked about the possibility of Season 4 and he replied: "We won’t know till the middle of March. We’re in the horrible television limbo right now." He's then asked if we will ever see another Evil Dead movie and in regards to that, he says: "We’re going to see what the TV gods have in store for us. We’re ready either way. If they take us off the air, we can think about another movie. And if they don’t, we can … [Read more...] about Bruce Campbell Says If ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Gets Cancelled They Might Make Another Movie
Matt Singer February 13, 2018 New Line Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Generally speaking, I’m not a huge fan of being drenched from head to toe in freezing-cold water. To the characters in movies, being drenched from head to toe in freezing-cold water is the most romantic state imaginable. I don’t dispute the public opinion on any of these scenes; these are all outstanding smooches. Every single one either made our list, or narrowly missed the cut. But the proliferation of these rain-soaked movie makeouts does make me wonder: Why? On a practical level, kissing in the rain sucks. It ruins your hair. It gets in your mouth. It makes you chilly. So why do we enjoy watching people kiss in the rain when most of us in these situations would run for cover rather than shove our tongue in our partner’s mouth? So there are technical advantages. There are also scandalous implications. I see Hugh Grant and Andie … [Read more...] about Why Do We Love Movies Where People Kiss in the Rain?
Director Mark Pellington has long been one of the American cinema’s foremost chroniclers of the connection between mortality, memory, and identity; questions related to how we define ourselves in life and how those lives define our legacies have been key in films as diverse as The Mothman Prophecies (a thriller in which Richard Gere becomes obsessed with the supernatural ramifications of his wife’s death), Father’s Daze (a documentary about Pellington’s father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease) and Of Time and Memory (an unconventional adaptation of Don Snyder’s novel about Snyder’s attempts to know his deceased mother). In Pellington’s last several features, these preoccupations have become obsessions, forming a kind of unofficial trilogy consisting of Henry Poole is Here, I Melt With You, and last year’s beautiful and hilarious The Last Word.Those movies, which explored Pellington’s usual themes via a wide array of … [Read more...] about “Everybody Can Make Their Money Back and You Get to Make the Movie”: Mark Pellington on