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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Insidious’ interview with writer Leigh Whannell and director James Wan

Insidious screenwriter Leigh Whannell has written a script about a zombie epidemic in an elementary school called “Cooties,” and he enjoys doing impressions of Rodney Dangerfield. James Wan, director of Insidious, jumped to the chance to tell my recording device that “Trojan War is one of my favorite teen romantic comedies, next to Can’t Hardly Wait.” Hold on, am I talking to a comedic duo, or the two guys who came up with the “Razor Wire Maze Trap” in the first Saw movie?

The horror duo believes that setting up a scare is just like setting up a gag, and this idea is certainly tested by the funnymen in their latest film, Insidious. Produced by Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, the film is about a young boy in a coma whose vacant soul leads to his house and family being haunted.

I sat down with Wan and Whannell to discuss Insidious,
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Tsr Buzz: Yo! Everybody Raps (The Olsen Twins, Mlk, Brian Wilson, Rodney Dangerfield, etc.)

Tuesday is my least favorite day of the week. Let’s heal our collective grumbles/sighs with some “historical” rap songs, as performed by Hollywood personalities you probably wouldn’t expect to drop a fresh beat. Which might explain why some of them actually don’t.

I would like to dedicate this edition of Tsr Buzz to my iPod. Without that gizmo’s shuffle feature, I may have forgotten that Brian Wilson once wrote a rap song.

With Tsr Buzz, you’ll find links to articles, videos and other random things that will help you waste your time just a little bit more. Enjoy -- even if a few of these are not purely original rap videos.

When you first listen to this song, (which a friend wisely said could be a Ween B-side,) the pitch change might appear terrifying. But after watching the video, you’ll see it only makes sense.
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Character Actor Eddie Barth is Dead

Eddie Barth was a veteran character actor who was a familiar face on television from the early 1960s, guest-starring in episodes of such series as The Twilight Zone, The Invaders, The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Whiz Kids, Mike Hammer, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

Barth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 29, 1931.  He co-starred as Lt. Al Rossi in the short-lived 1973 television version of Shaft starring Richard Roundtree, and appeared in the recurring role of Myron Fowler, a rival private detective, in the series Simon & Simon from 1981 to 1988.  He was also seen in the tele-films The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979) and The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (1984), and the feature films The Amityville Horror (1979) and Killing Obsession (1994).

He was also noted as a voice actor in such films as Rover Dangerfield (1991), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), and Osmosis Jones (2001), and in the animated television series Challenge of the GoBots,
See full article at Famous Monsters of Filmland »

Harold Ramis Takes Us Back to Year One

Jack Black and Michael Cera star in this hilarious look at life in the early days of existence

Year One is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 6th. This hilarious new comedy was directed by the legendary Harold Ramis, a man responsible for such epic box office hits as Caddyshack, Vacation, and Groundhog Day. He's also an established comedic actor, appearing in such 80s mainstays as Stripes and Ghostbusters, not to mention the recent Judd Apatow film Knocked Up. This past year, he teamed once again with Apatow to direct Year One, which stars Jack Black and Michael Cera as a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers who are banished from their primitive village. The two comedians set off on an epic journey through the ancient world of biblical times hoping to save two women they wish to "lay with". It's a very funny adventure that is sure to be a cult hit on DVD.
See full article at MovieWeb »

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