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14 SXSW Movies You Need To See

3/11/2016 12:00pm EST
SXSW 2016: 14 Movies You Need To See While At The Festival
The 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival runs from March 11 to March 19. With over 125 feature films, it will be impossible to see everything. Here are some highlights of the films showing at SXSW to help you make your schedule, and if you’re not going to Austin, TX this week, look for these movies when they come out after the festival!

Sing Street

From John Carney, the writer/director of Once and Begin Again comes another tale of music and inspiration. I saw Sing Street at the Sundance Film Festival and I can’t wait to get the soundtrack. It’s about a Dublin teenager in the ‘80...

Pee Wee Herman Returns, Only On Netflix!

2/25/2015 11:30am EST
Netflix Confirms Pee-Wee Herman Movie With Producer Judd Apatow
Pee-wee Herman's set to make a comeback in a film exclusively produced for Netflix.

The streaming channel will feature the film, starring Paul Reubens, some time in 2015. The film is slated to be produced by Judd Apatow. It’ll be the first Pee-wee Herman feature film since 1988’s "Big Top Pee-Wee."

Netflix currently allows viewers the chance to remember some of Pee-Wee's biggest and best antics, including the films “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” “Big Top Pee-wee,” as well as “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” "Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Vol. 1″ and “Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Vol. 2″.

Fueled by his revival of t...

Best Of 2014 - Top Five Blu-rays

12/29/2014 11:20am EST
Best of 2014 Blu-ray
Jason Coleman's Top Five Blu-ray's of 2014

This year there were some very notable and particularly tasty collectable home releases that got the geek in me excited. Scream Factory kept up the steady stream of flicks from yesteryear (see Sam Raimi’s "Darkman" and George P. Cosmatos’ "Leviathan!"), Mill Creek got in on the act too (everything from "Flatliners" to TV’s "Good Times!") and there were plenty of errant special editions to keep the cinematically interested busy. But below are my cream of the crop top five personal favorite Blu-ray releases from this year that I’m proud to say now...

Netflix Lands Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie

12/24/2014 9:04am EST
Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie Gets Exclusive Netflix Release
Ready for the Pee-Wee revolution?

Well, ready or not, it's nearly upon us. Pee-Wee Herman is back in a big way- a new film starring Paul Reubens' beloved bow-tied weirdo may be headed to Netflix.

Reubens first announced a new Pee-Wee Herman film in October, but originally set the film up at Universal.

Now, Universal's gone and Netflix is swooping in; clearly part of Netflix's plan to become the content provider with that controls all content, now and forever.

We're still missing a few major details on the film (like a title, a story or a director) but we know that the latest installment...

Paul Reubens Announces Third 'Pee-Wee Herman' Film On 'The Tonight Show,' Does Hilarious Voiceover For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

10/30/2014 9:47pm EDT
Pee-wee Herman
Actor Paul Reubens is bringing his classic character Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen!

The 62-year-old star became a cult icon after his first appearance on film, in 1980's "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie," before spinning the character off into his own TV series, "Pee Wee's Playhouse," and a pair of feature films.

The first of those films, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," was the directorial debut of Tim Burton.

Reubens guested on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night and revealed that the third Pee-Wee Herman film has been in the works since 2010, and now the film is fin...

Blu-ray Review: 'Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series'

10/28/2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series'
Ready for Pee-wee Herman in high def? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray remastered "Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series" out now from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. The secret word today is….review!

Title: "Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series"

Grade: 5

Cast: Paul Reubens, Laurence Fishburne

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 1600 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment


The Flick: There’s no denying that as a show, "Pee-wee’s Playhouse" is a wondrous experience for both kids and adults. ...

15 Unquestionably Creepy Celebrities

10/14/2014 2:35pm EDT
15 Unquestionably Creepy Celebrities
Some celebrities are so gloriously good at what they do, even if they don't look particularly disturbing they are really, really creepy.

Christopher Walken has cemented himself as one of the creepiest actors of all time. Maybe it's his pale skin. Maybe it's his giant forehead. Of course, many of the roles he's played have contributed to the creep factor ("The Dead Zone," "A View To A Kill," "At Close Range," "The Prophecy," etc.).

Disturbing fact: Walken was a guest on the yacht of his "Brainstorm" co-car Natalie Wood and her husband, Robert Wagner, when the actress fell overboard and die...

8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

4/17/2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

David Cassidy

Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...

8 Embarrassing Celebrity Arrests

8/9/2012 1:00pm EDT
Randy Travis
It's difficult enough getting arrested when you only have your friends and family to worry about. But when you're famous, the whole world learns about your indiscretions.

Earlier this week country star Randy Travis was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Travis was completely naked at the time of his arrest, and reportedly threatened to kill the Texas troopers who took him into custody.

His mug shot (above) shows him with a black eye and dried blood on his face. Sadly, it's Travis' second arrest this year. In February, he was booked for public int...

Little Blue Invasion! Check Out 'The Smurfs' On Blu-ray & DVD Dec. 2

11/26/2011 7:00am EST
The Smurfs in 3D
In their race to escape the malevolent wizard Gargamel, the little blue forest dwellers find themselves suddenly transported to Central Park in "The Smurfs."

Now stuck in a world populated by towering giants, the Smurfs must find a way to elude Gargamel, and find a way back to the village they call home. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Paul Reubens provides the voice of "Jokey" Smurf in a film also featuring Hank Azaria, George Lopez, Fred Armisen, Anton Yelchin, Sofía Vergara, Nei...

Official Trailer For 'The Smurfs In 3D' Released; Watch It Here!

3/11/2011 1:00pm EST
The first official trailer for The Smurfs In 3D has been released, and you can watch it right here.

The film takes place in New York City, where everyone's favorite pint-sized (actually they're "three apples high") blue gnomes find themselves after being chased out of their magical village by their evil nemesis Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) and his mischevious cat Azrael.

After being forced through a portal to our world, the Smurfs end up in Central Park and looking for a way to get home.

The Smurfs is directed by Raja Gosnell, who also directed the two Scooby Doo movies and Beverly H...

Elijah Wood Joins 'Tron'

12/30/2010 3:29pm EST
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is joining the Tron franchise after signing up to voice a character in an animated TV spin-off.

The 1982 science fiction classic was rebooted with a big screen sequel, with the original film's star Jeff Bridges reprising his role as the software engineer who created the arcade game universe.

Tron: Legacy has proved popular with film fans, grossing more than $165 million worldwide since its release earlier this month, and now it has been revealed the sequel will be followed by a TV show featuring the voice of Wood.

Tron: Legacy screenwriter Adam Horowitz tells Boxofficemagazin...

'Pee-Wee Herman Show' To Air On HBO

12/23/2010 8:29am EST
Pee Wee
Paul Reubens' madcap "Pee-Wee Herman Show" is heading back to TV.

Bosses at HBO have announced they will broadcast the Broadway production based on Paul Reubens' original stage show early next year.

Reubens has recreated his Saturday morning kids show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," as an adult production for the stage and the concept has been a big hit in both Los Angeles and New York.

A statement from HBO reads, "Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens' Pee-wee Herman to a national audience in the Young Comedians series, followed by the groundbreaking 1981 special.


Paul Reubens To Write Three New Pee Wee Herman Movies

8/2/2010 9:38am EDT
Pee Wee Herman
After the success of his stage revival of The Pee Wee Herman Show, Paul Reubens is bringing Pee Wee back to the big screen. He described three possible feature films to an audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival this summer, where they screened Pee Wee’s Big Adventure for its 25th Anniversary.

“One of them is what I have been told not to refer to as the “dark” Pee Wee movie, during which time Pee Wee becomes famous as a singer and gets brought out to Hollywood to make musical movies kind of like the Elvis movies and turns into a monster and is horrible to everybody,” Reubens said. “It wa...

Pee-Wee Herman's Stage Show Moves To Broadway; Promotional Poster Released

7/28/2010 2:44pm EDT
pee wee
Most '80s kids know him as a beloved icon of their childhoods, but Pee-wee Herman is soon to be better-known among theater-goers.

Paul Reubens has reprised his role as the energetic man-child in "The Pee-wee Herman Stage Show: The Return," a live stage version of his TV show's familiar formula. The stage show ran for four weeks in L.A. last January, but the production's garnered enough critical praise to move to New York in October.

The classic show that served as inspiration, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," ran from 1986 to 1990 on HBO. The Pee-wee Herman character has also spawned a couple...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Salt,' 'Valhalla Rising,' & More

7/19/2010 10:20am EDT
I saw both the “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Inception,” which premiered last week. Personally I thought “Inception” is the best movie that I have seen all year. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” was fun, but in no way does it even reside on the same level of filmmaking. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on each, check out my reviews here.

Angelina Jolie’s action thriller “Salt” arrives in theaters this week, as well as the dark age adventure “Valhalla Rising,” the dramedy “Life During Wartime,” the family film “Ramona and Beezus,” and the documentary “Countdown to Zero.”


This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Pee-wee Herman & Chris Brown

7/2/2010 9:18am EDT
Pee-wee Herman
Shining Star of the Week - Pee-wee Herman: Who would've thought that in 2010 Pee-wee could be the "Shining Star of the Week"?

Director Judd Apatow, the guy behind "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up", says he's on board to produce a new movie that would bring back the character from the 80's cult classic T.V. show and movies. Apatow told Variety, “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,".

Pee-wee himself, actor Paul Reubens, is also signed on for the flick (come on, what else is he doing these days?).

The only potential downside of a new Pee-wee movie? Millions of kids ...

25 Years Ago In Film: A Celebration Of Classics From 1985

2/1/2010 9:10am EST
A Celebration Of Classics From 1985
It's difficult to believe the first month of 2010 is already over, considering it just felt like yesterday that I was ringing in the new decade. The end of January signals that the year is truly starting to pick up pace, but before it does I thought it might be appropriate to look back a little bit, well 25 years to be exact.

I'm going to climb into my cinematic time machine, as I frequently like to do, and travel back to 1985, one year before my own birth, to discuss some of its top grossing movies. Compared to some of the top grossing stories of the modern era, many of 1985's most ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2009 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to

"Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976)

"Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988)

R&B singer Mario (1986)

Rapper Mase (1978)

No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970)

"Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955)

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953)

"Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953)

Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952)

Actor Harry Reems (1947)

Actress Barbara Bach (1947)

Actress Tuesday Weld (1943)

Singer B.J. Thomas (1942)

Jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994)

Actor Tommy Sands (1937)

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Paul Reubens Brings Back Pee-Wee Herman

8/12/2009 9:05am EDT
Pee-Wee Herman
Pee-Wee Herman is back - actor Paul Reubens is reviving his zany character for a new theater project.

"The Pee-Wee Herman Show" will run at the Music Box theater in Los Angeles from November 19 to 29, and Reubens admits he's a little nervous about reviving his most famous character.

He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "I've put part of him away for a long time, but part of him has always been here with me. I have some fear that he won't be funny after all this time. I don't want to ruin it."

Reubens retired bicycle-loving man-child Herman in 1990 after 13 episodes of Pee-Wee'...

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Remains One Of The Strangest, Most Whimsical Disney Stories

10/15/2008 11:20am EDT
The Nightmare Before Christmas
With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time to start celebrating by finding the perfect costume, putting up autumn decorations, and sitting down to watch one of the best Halloween movies of all time: "The Nightmare Before Christmas!" The movie was co-written by Tim Burton, with music and the main character's singing voice by Danny Elfman. It starred the voice acting of Chris Sarandon, Paul Reubens, Greg Proops, and Catherine O'Hara. It was nominated for an Oscar in Best Visual Effects and remains one of the strangest, most whimsical Disney stories of all time.

"The N...

Slideshow: Creepy Actors - Who's The Creepiest?

10/13/2008 10:00am EDT
Steve Buscemi
These actors have either played someone creepy or just look creepy. There's something about them that reminds us of fingernails on a chalkboard. Peruse our photo slideshow, and tell us who you think is the creepiest one of them all!

Willem Dafoe

Wild at Heart, Shadow of a Vampire

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Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Professional

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Joan Rivers

Plastic surgery junkie

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Steve Buscemi


Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2008 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...

'30 Rock: Season 1' Available On DVD September 4

8/5/2007 9:00am EDT
30 Rock
Universal City, July 25, 2007 – The workplace happenings of a popular live comedy show reach new levels of hilarity when 30 Rock: Season 1 comes to DVD on September 4 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Nominated for ten 2007 Primetime Emmy® Awards including best actor, best actress, best comedy writing and best comedy series, 30 Rock is created and executive produced by Tina Fey, who previously won an Emmy® for her writing on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Fey headlines an irreverent cast that includes Alec Baldwin (The Good Shepherd, The Departed) in a role that earned him a lead actor...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...

'Pee Wee's Playhouse' Coming To Adult Swim

6/5/2006 11:17am EDT
Pee Wee
Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup beginning Monday, July 10. The acclaimed series, which has been largely absent from the airwaves for nearly 15 years, stars Paul Reubens as his alter-ego Pee-wee Herman, and features a rich cast of characters who drop by “the place where anything can happen.”

Adult Swim will air the series Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT), airing all 45 original half-hour episodes of the series and the rarely-seen Pee-wee’s Play...