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Cary Elwes recently wowed audiences at New York Comic Con by reliving some of the on-set tales from his time filming The Princess Bride, but perhaps the funniest story was actually about his audition for the movie . It turns out the the British actor landed the part despite the fact that he performed an impression of Fat Albert during his tryout.
His doctors never could figure out how much pain medication to prescribe to the gentle giant on behalf of his raging back pain. Elwes said that the “recommendation” made by the medical professionals in Andre’s care was to drink. Heavily.
It's amazing what a bit of clever editing, some title cards, and a hint of slo-mo can do. In this recut trailer for The Princess Bride, these elements blend to turn a romantic fantasy that was fit for children of all ages into a horror movie in the vein of Single White Female or Dressed To Kill.
Most of us love villains. Even if we root against them, deep down we can’t get enough of their nefarious little schemes and their incessant plotting. Done correctly, they can be the most memorable things about superhero/ gangster/ crime/ high school movies. But it’s time we took a step back and realized these sociopaths, murderers, assholes, douche bags, bitches and bloodsuckers don’t act alone.
Elwes's memoir will also include insight and stories from fellow Princess Bride cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, and Chris Sarandon. William Goldman, who wrote the novel on which the film is based, will also weigh in, while director Rob Reiner will write the book's foreword.
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us and love is in the air! Also snow, depending on where you live. For many, the romantic February holiday is an opportunity to indulge in a bit of love-focused cinema. Theatrically, this year's offerings include a few options in the romance department, among which are the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation...
NFL Kickoff hosts Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy Bruschi can be counted among the ardent fans of Princess Bride, as they showed in force on Sunday night's show. Over the course of a half hour, the trio dropped such notable quotables plus made references to the Cliffs of Insanity, the Pit of Despair and even ROUSes. It's inconceivable…and incredibly cool.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride's release into theaters, following its TIFF debut. Based on William Goldman's novel, the film is a story within a story, and follows the adventures of the farmhand Westley, who seeks to rescue his true love, Buttercup. There's a little something for everyone in the film ("Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapees, true love, miracles…"), and it all comes together in a story that likely left its mark on many of us.
On October 2nd, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Princess Bride (25th Anniversary Edition) on Blu-Ray, celebrating 25 years since Buttercup and Westley found one another and Inigo Montoya enacted his revenge. If you already own a Blu-Ray copy of the flick, you likely already have access to many of the bonus features available with the set; however, Fox has put together a brand-new, two-part featurette series for the upcoming set.
This weekend Denzel Washington shows up in theaters as the lead in a movie called Unstoppable, about a train which is anything but. You know he'll eventually stop it in the end, and even if he didn't, eventually
Oh God. Sometimes you just saunter along thinking all is well and then you have Katey Rich on the Blendcast and her appearance makes you realize just how far you have left to go as a broadcast journalist