There are Angry Birds books, Angry Birds plush toys, Angry Birds ski goggles, and even Angry Birds golf balls. It's the game that seemingly launched a thousand merchandise licenses.
Apparently, that's not enough. On July 1, 2016, an Angry Birds movie is slated for release. And it's going to be animated in Vancouver.
The B.C. government issued a news release today (February 14) crowing about Rovio Entertainment choosing Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver to serve as its main animation house for the film.
A coupla weeks ago I posted a blog about interviewing Tim Curry in Stanley Park back in 1990, when he was in town filming the TV miniseries Stephen King's IT.
At the time I was working as the Vancouver correspondent for New York-based horror mag Fangoria, and it was quite a kick to chat with the guy who played Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Nobody complained about me posting a story from 24 years ago, so here's another one from the Fango files that actually dates back to '88.
Remember the fan made Star Wars Uncut?
In the same spirit—but with way more exploding cocks—comes this crowdsourced “retelling” of RoboCop, courtesy of over 50 professional and amateur filmmakers including the lunatics at Team Tiger Awesome and VFX visionaries Fatal Farm (responsible for tickling your pineal gland with the mindbending Key & Peele show.)
Aaron Paul is famous for saying "bitch" an awful lot in Breaking Bad, but Kurtwood Smith was totally bitchin' it up 27 years ago in Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop.
Smith played the wimpy looking but nasty-as-hell villain Clarence Boddicker with great gusto; he virtually stole the show from Peter Weller's titular crimefighter.
Local horror freaks may want to scoop up their tix to the upcoming Fan Expo sooner than later, because the lineup of celebrity guests at the event—which runs from April 18 to 20 at the Vancouver Convention Centre—includes a number of fright-film faves.
First off, you’ve got Robert Englund, the man behind Freddy Krueger’s gnarly face in the Nightmare on Elm Street films. Yeah, we know those flicks have sucked for a long time, but back in the day they were a hoot.
The adopted daughter of Woody Allen has fired back after the director penned an opinion piece in the New York Times denying he had molested her.
In a letter published in the Hollywood Reporter, Dylan Farrow stated that a pediatrician contacted police "based on my firsthand account" in 1992.
She was seven years old at the time.
The New York Times has published an article by director Woody Allen telling his side of the story in a public fight with his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
It's a searing attack on his former wife, Mia Farrow.
In a piece entitled "Woody Allen Speaks Out", he writes that he doesn't doubt that Dylan believes she was molested, but claims that she was "taught by a strong mother to hate her father because he is a monster who abused her".
He claims that the area in which the alleged abuse took place, an attic, "was poorly chosen". That's because Allen claims to be a "major claustrophobic".
Remarkable, innit, how a cockney glamour boy who used to do nothing but get on my tits has emerged as one of the clearest thinkers on our global mediascape.
Writing in today’s Guardian, Russell Brand has produced a column about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman that tears through the forensic obsessions and pop psychologizing of most press coverage.
In a piece titled "Philip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws", Brand states:
The public editor of the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, has revealed that director, writer, and actor Woody Allen has asked for a chance to rebut claims of sexual abuse by Dylan Farrow.
Farrow, adopted daughter of Allen and his former spouse Mia Farrow, recently wrote a letter outlining her allegations. They were published in a column by Nicholas Kristof.
Dylan Farrow claimed in an open letter on February 1 that the abuse occurred when she was seven years old in 1992.
The allegations also appeared in a recent Vanity Fair article.
The depravity of the Nazis knew no bounds.
I came across an article on the Jewniverse website reporting that Adolf Hitler's party banned the children's book Bambi in 1936 "because of it's 'political allegory on the treatment of Jews in Europe'."
The author, Felix Salten, had become internationally famous when the book was translated into English in 1923.
According to the article, Salten moved from Austria to Switzerland as hostility to Jews rose in Europe.
Copies of Bambi were burned by Nazis in several states, but they couldn't kill the book's appeal.
In 1942, Walt Disney released the film version, ensuring the story remained immortal.