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The 1978 Project: Arbitrary Awards

The 1978 Project edition of the Kaedrin Movie Awards were finished off last week. The idea is to recognize aspects of films that aren’t reflected in more traditional awards or other praise like a Top 10 list. However, any awards system will fail to capture all the nuances and complexity available; hence the Arbitrary Awards, an opportunity to commend movies that are weird or flawed in ways that don’t conform to normal standards. A few of these “awards” have become an annual tradition, but most a...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Philippines, Williams, Donald Sutherland, Hannibal Lecter, Giorgio Moroder, Greta Gerwig, Pacific, John Williams, Hopkins, Tarantino, John Carpenter, Koko, Richard Attenborough, Romero


Karen Allen recounts filming 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Karen Allen's Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark was amazing. Hollywood Reporter interviewed her for the 40th anniversary of the epic film. THR: Weeks after her first meeting with Spielberg, the actress was on her way to Los Angeles for screen tests opposite several actors she knew, including friend John Shea and her Animal House castmate, Tim Matheson. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Spielberg, Karen Allen, Animal House, John Shea, Marion Ravenwood, Tim Matheson


Karen Allen recalls filming 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Karen Allen's Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark was amazing. Hollywood Reporter interviewed her for the 40th anniversary of the epic film. THR: Weeks after her first meeting with Spielberg, the actress was on her way to Los Angeles for screen tests opposite several actors she knew, including friend John Shea and her Animal House castmate, Tim Matheson. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Spielberg, Karen Allen, Animal House, John Shea, Marion Ravenwood, Tim Matheson


Adrian’s Kickback: US party goes viral on TikTok and draws thousands of teens

Police reportedly arrested 149 alleged revelers after digital invitation for Adrian Lopez’s 17th birthday party took off on app It’s the scenario every parent of a teenager dreads. Leaving their child at home with assurances that their “small gathering” will not get out of hand, and returning to find footprints on the ceiling and the alcohol cabinet drained. For the parents of 17-year-old Adrian Lopez, the outcome was far worse. After a viral invitation on TikTok, the California teen’s Saturday ...
Tags: California, US, World news, US news, Adrian, Animal House, Adrian Lopez, Tiktok


Peacock June 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced

The schedule for the movie and TV titles coming to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock in June 2021 has been revealed (via Vital Thrills), which you can now check out below. This includes the arrival of new seasons for David Schwimmer’s British sitcom Intelligence Season 2, and DreamWorks Animation’s TrollsTopia Season 3. Next month will also feature the series debut of new Peacock original, We Are Lady Parts centered around a Muslim female punk rock band in London. 2000s comedy movies suc...
Tags: Family, Comedy, TV, London, Movies, Nbc, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Sci-fi, America, Action, TV News, Robert De Niro, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation


West Sacramento Mom Puts Up ‘This Neighborhood Is Full Of Karens’ Sign After Neighbors Complain About Noise

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Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Davis, West Sacramento, Foster, Animal House, West Sacramento Police, West Sacramento News, Raquel Davis, Bruce Foster


‘Mother Schmuckers’ Review: This Deranged, Belgian Beavis and Butt-Head Flounders in Frenetic Filth [Sundance 2021]

Mother Schmuckers marks the first time a Belgian film is playing in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival. Normally, this section is a great place to find unsettling horror and/or twisted dark comedy, and while the debut film from directing duo Harpo & Lenny Guit delivers both, the problem is that the comedy is, well, horrific. What starts as an amusingly immature madcap quest across Brussels for food and a lost dog takes an unnecessarily inappropriate turn into scandalous incivili...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Movie Reviews, Brussels, John Waters, Sundance, National Lampoon, Animal House, Harpo Guit, Mother Schmuckers, Lenny Guit, Maxi Delmelle, Harpo Lenny Guit, Issachar Maxi Delmelle, Zabulon Harpo Guit, Claire Bodson


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Belushi’ is an Intimate, Moving Portrait of the Comedian’s Life and Demons

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Belushi Where You Can Stream It: Showtime The Pitch: A feature documentary from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler about the too-short life of John Belushi, the once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny-bones of audiences worldwide. Told using previously unheard audiotapes, this film examines Belushi’s e...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Features, Showtime, Bill Hader, Judy, John Belushi, Animal House, Belushi, Judy Belushi, Featured Stories Sidebar, Robert Valley, R.J. Cutler, The Quarantine Stream


Belushi Review: A Remarkable Journey Into the Mind of a Mad Genius

Rating: 8/10 Cast: Chevy Chase … Self Carrie Fisher … Self (archive footage) Dan Aykroyd … Self Jim Belushi … Self Harold Ramis … Self (archive footage) Candice Bergen … Self Bruce McGill … Self John Belushi … Self (archive footage) John Landis … Self PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag....
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Carrie Fisher, Movie Reviews, Showtime, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Second City, Steven Spielberg, Continental, Lorne Michaels, Blues Brothers, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi


'He was a radical': John Belushi remembered by his wife and fellow comics

The gruesome decline and drugs-related death of the comedy icon has overshadowed his legacy, says his widow Judy, who welcomes a new film showing him as a sensitive star full of doubtsCan you disentangle the life of John Belushi from his tragic death? Has he left a comic legacy – or just a template for living fast and dying young? On the one hand, he spearheaded the pioneering comedy show Saturday Night Live, still running 45 years later, becoming its first breakout star with smash-hit movies An...
Tags: Showtime, John, Judy, Bob Woodward, John Belushi, Brando, Animal House, Pisano, Belushi, Judy Belushi Pisano


New to Stream: Starz December 2020 Movie & TV Titles Announced

New to Stream: Starz December 2020 Movie & TV Titles Announced The full list of December 2020 movies and TV titles that will be available for streaming on the Starz App has been released (via Vital Thrills), which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service this month. This includes the return of the crime drama spinoff Power Book II: Ghost as well as the premiere of all the classic Friday The 13th films! RELATED: Power Book II: Ghost Midseas...
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Chicago, Colombia, Dallas Cowboys, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Tokyo, Miami, Durango, Abilene, John Carpenter, Jackie Brown, Wayne


How John Belushi Rose From Second City to ‘SNL’ to Stardom

John Belushi’s kinetic energy and skill at physical comedy made him a larger than life performer during his short run as a superstar on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies such as 1978’s “Animal House” and 1980’s “The Blues Brothers.” But Belushi’s work off-camera as a writer and director, from his earliest days in the […]
Tags: News, Second City, John Belushi, Animal House, Belushi, John Belushi Rose


The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I’d write a Number Ones-style column on a song of their choosing, as long as that song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. We’ll publish those once a week for the next couple of weeks. *** The Kingsme...
Tags: Music, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Beach Boys, Superman, Raiders, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, Fbi, Tom Waits, Village Voice, Chase, Portland, Long Beach


‘Belushi’ Director R.J. Cutler on ‘SNL’ Legend’s Rise, Tragic Death and Anarchic Spirit

R.J. Cutler’s “Belushi” charts the rise and fall of “Animal House” star John Belushi without dwelling on the particulars of his tragic death of a drug overdose at 33. “Drugs and his overdose have become the thing that many people focus on in John’s story, but that’s not what I was interested in,” said Cutler. […]
Tags: News, John, John Belushi, Cutler, Animal House, Belushi, R.J. Cutler, J Cutler


‘Belushi’ Trailer: The Life of Comedic Force John Belushi is Explored By Those Who Knew Him Best

Following a deep dive into the history and legacy of The Comedy Store, Showtime has another chronicle of a comedy staple who left us far too soon. John Belushi was a tour de force. After breaking out on Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon’s Animal House, Belushi became one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. He was the kind of guy everyone wanted to have a beer with. But while there was this wrecking ball of comedic energy on the outside, on the inside, Belushi was dealing with his o...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Documentary, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, Showtime, Movie Trailers, Chevy Chase, Dick Cheney, Second City, Penny Marshall, Cannes, Judy, Lorne Michaels, John Belushi, National Lampoon


First Trailer for 'Belushi' Documentary About the Beloved Comedian

"I'd rather be an anarchist than a professional." Showtime has debuted an official trailer for a documentary film titled Belushi, from filmmaker R.J. Cutler. This is premiering at the Chicago Film Festival, then will be available to view on Showtime later this fall. Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after his death, the doc examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent, John Belushi, who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences. From National L...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Showtime, Documentaries, John, Judy, John Belushi, Animal House, To Watch, Belushi, R J Cutler


Belushi Trailer: The Life of a Comedy Legend Explored in Showtime Doc

Belushi Trailer: The Life of a Comedy Legend Explored in Showtime Doc Showtime has revealed the trailer for Belushi, a feature documentary from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler about the too-short life of John Belushi, the once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny-bones of audiences worldwide. Check out the Belushi trailer in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAuto...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Showtime, John, Adam Pally, Second City, Judy, John Belushi, National Lampoon, Wheaton Illinois, Animal House, David Frankel, Movie News, Belushi, R J Cutler, Showtime Doc


Q&A With Los Angeles Based Rapper ethemadassassin

Hey ethemadassassin! Please tell us how long have you been making music? Most importantly, how did you come up with your rap name? I’ve been making music professionally since 2004. my artist name, “ethemadassassin,” was given to me by a college friend, Wunsun Ra (you should check his music out also). Back in those days, the cypher was an all day, daily occurrence. I never cared to just stand around wasting my entire day getting fucked up and spitting, so I was known to jump in the cypher, spit ...
Tags: Facebook, Sweden, Los Angeles, Pink Floyd, Thailand, Jazz, East Coast, BLM, Nwa, Roc Marciano, Dana, Binky, NC, Redman, RA, Animal House


Would you shop your neighbour? The rule of six will expose everyone’s true nature

Priti Patel will phone the police if her neighbours break the rule; Boris Johnson will do it if they are caught frolicking in a hot tub. Truth is, you’re either the kind of person who has a hotline to the authorities, or you’re notBoris Johnson has advised us not to grass up our neighbours unless they are having an “Animal House party”. On the headlines, I was unclear whether the prime minister meant a party as large as the ones in Animal House, or a party to which many animals have been invited...
Tags: Police, US, Communities, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Animal House, Priti Patel, Coronavirus outbreak


Police back Boris Johnson over 'no snitching' on neighbours over rule of six

Policing chiefs have backed Boris Johnson over his “no snitching” appeal as they say reporting your neighbours for breaches of the “rule of six” will fuel “animosity.” The Prime Minister appeared to put himself at odds yesterday with Home Secretary Priti Patel when he urged people to speak with rule breakers before notifying the authorities. "I have never much been in favour of sneak culture, myself,” he said, although he accepted it would be reasonable if it was “some huge kind of Animal House ...
Tags: News, Boris Johnson, Marsh, Animal House, Priti Patel, Ken Marsh, Metropolitan Police Federation


5 Steven Spielberg movies inspired by his dad's service in World War II

Steven Spielberg at the Foundation for the National Archives 2013 Records of Achievement award ceremony honoring the director. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Foundation for the National Archives Arnold Spielberg, a World War II veteran and father of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, died this week at 103.Arnold's experiences were a major influence on his son's films, some of which were inspired by his wartime service.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Steven Spielberg...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, Digital, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Army, World War Ii, Burma, Nazi, John Candy, Pearl Harbor, Indiana Jones, Spielberg


John Belushi Biopic Back in the Works with Adam Pally Playing the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Legend

A biopic about John Belushi has been in the works for years now. The most recent iteration had Broadway’s Beetlejuice star Alex Brightman in talks to lead the movie, and that was just this past December. But apparently that didn’t work out, because now Happy Endings star Adam Pally is in talks to take the role of the legendary Saturday Night Live cast member who would go on to steal the show in National Lampoon’s Animal House and rock the jailhouse in The Blues Brothers. Collider has the late...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Casting, Broadway, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Pally, True Story, Alex Brightman, Blues Brothers, Dan-Aykroyd, John Belushi, Walter Mitty, Rick James, National Lampoon, Animal House


Dean Vernon Wormer's Lockdown-Friendly, Double-Secret Probationary Quarantine-Quality Movie Quiz

Dennis Cozzalio of the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has posted another of his famous movie quizes, and as always, I'm excited to participate. Previous installments answering questions from Professor Hubert Farnsworth, David Huxley, Professor Fate, Professor Russell Johnson, Dr. Smith, Professor Peabody, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Ed Avery, Dr. Anton Phibes, Sister Clodagh, Professor Arthur Chipping, Miss Jean Brodie, Professor Larry Gopnick, Professor Dewey Finn, Ms. Eliza...
Tags: Movies, White House, US, Austin, Paul Greengrass, Ocean, Paris, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Broadway, James Bond, Johnny Flynn, Akira Kurosawa, Jfk, Quentin Tarantino, Birdman


Matty Simmons, ‘Animal House’ and ‘Vacation’ Producer, Dies at 93

Media executive Matty Simmons, a producer of the influential “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” comedy movies, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 93. His daughter, Kate Simmons, announced the news on her Instagram account on Thursday. “Yesterday I lost my hero,” she wrote, in part. “My dad had gone from the […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Obituaries, Vacation, National Lampoon, Animal House, Matty Simmons, Kate Simmons


Fired IT Workers at Billboard, Hollywood Reporter Get Revenge with ‘Animal House’ Post

All the members of the IT team at Billboard and Hollywood Reporter have been laid off, according to a scathing post seemingly published by the fired IT staff on Billboard’s website. The post was published on Tuesday night by a user with a byline titled “devops,” and it was quickly deleted. The announcement came with […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Animal House


Cool Stuff: ‘Animal House’ and ‘Stripes’ Funko POPs Celebrate Slobs Beating the Snobs

Since the characters of Caddyshack have already been given the Funko POPs treatment, it’s time for the other movies in the “slobs vs snobs” subgenre of comedies to get their due. Thankfully, Funko will keep them coming with new collectible vinyl figures dedicated to the military comedy Stripes directed by and starring the late Harold Ramis, as well as the John Landis-directed fraternity comedy that the Ghostbusters star penned, National Lampoon’s Animal House. Check out the Stripes and Animal H...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Movies, Army, Bill-Murray, Sam, John Candy, Stripes, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Harold-Ramis, John Belushi, National Lampoon, Animal House, John Landis, Funko


The Zombie Mueller Case That Just Won’t Die

It was the case that was never supposed to go anywhere. When special counsel Robert Mueller first unveiled a federal grand jury indictment against several Russian individuals and entities accused of using social media to manipulate the 2016 election, the conventional wisdom was that none of the defendants would ever show up in court to fight the case. The purpose of the 2018 charges, observers suggested, was to inform the public about the social media meddling, and to put Russia on notice tha...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, United States, Kremlin, Doj, Justice Department, Tierney Sneed, Concord, Internet Research Agency, Mueller, Animal House, Robert Mueller, Dabney Friedrich, Bill Barr


Kevin Smith Talks the DNA of ‘Mallrats’, Which He Had to Rediscover for ‘Mallrats 2’

With Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, writer and director Kevin Smith dug back into his interconnected series of comedies known as the View Askewniverse. The movie felt like a farewell of sorts to characters from Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but instead, Smith seems to be reinvigorated to attempt another sequel to one of his movies. Recently we heard that Kevin Smith was taking another crack at making Mallrats 2 happen. The idea has been kicked around befo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Nazis, Sequels, Smith, Jay, Kevin-Smith, Jason Lee, Animal House, Brodie, Peter Sciretta, Shag, Bob Strike Back, Bob Reboot, Mallrats, Mallrats 2


Women leaving violent situations come here because they can bring their pets

Noah's Animal House is a volunteer-operated pet shelter located on the grounds of a domestic violence shelter in Las Vegas. Women fleeing violent situations come here because they can bring their pets, who help them recover from their trauma.
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The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in June 2019

Summer is pretty much in full swing, and even though there are plenty of movies hitting theaters for blockbuster season, there are even more you can watch at home on Netflix. However, some of the titles in Netflix’s library won’t be around much longer, especially when it comes to Disney titles leaving now that the deal with the streaming service is coming to an end. This time one of the more popular Marvel Studios titles is heading out, as well as a couple Quentin Tarantino favorites, a modern ...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Disney, Nasa, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Britain, Army, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Houston, Quentin Tarantino, Ryan Reynolds, Marvel Studios, Neill Blomkamp, Tarantino