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With "Man of Steel" hitting theaters this weekend, you might find yourself remembering the slew superheroes that have flown in and out of the box office in recent years — Superman, Iron Man, and the Green Lantern, to name a few. Get More »
James Franco brought many, uh, distinctive features to his role as Alien, the gun-toting, dreadlocked drug n' arms dealer and part-time rapper of "Spring Breakers." But what's probably most memorable about Alien is the fact that his smile could make you go blind if the light were hitting his mouth just right.
In honor of Alien's trading of boring ol' pearly whites for a tricked-out metal grin, we reimagined a few other movie characters that might benefit from a a set of grillz as well. We actually wouldn't have been surprised to see any of these people in any of the many "Spring Breakers" party scenes. Get More »
It's Halloween night. Do you know what movies your children are watching?
It wouldn't be the most wonderful holiday of the year without a double- or triple-feature of scary movies to go with the tricking and treating. While there are plenty of R-rated slasher flicks to please big brother and sister in the other room, there are also a fair amount of PG-rated spookfests that provide good, clean fun (and scares!) for the under-13 crowd in the basement. Get More »
The unruly Veruca Salt may have been more than a handful for her overly permissive parents in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," but the actress who played her, Julie Dawn Cole, could not control an unexpected real-life development during filming as she, well, developed.
When NextMovie chatted with the cast over dinner at Rue 57 in New York City to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, Cole revealed a never-told story, especially since director Mel Stuart was sitting right across from her. Get More »
Gene Wilder may not partake in any of the "Chocolate Factory" reunions we've seen over the years (including Monday's 40th anniversary get-together celebrating the new Blu-ray), but turns out the man who famously played Willy Wonka still has a sweet tooth.
At least that's the scoop we got from Evan Oei, who tells us he recently delivered a candy shipment to Wilder's Connecticut home.
Dropping off a giant bag of candy on Willy Wonka's doorsteps? Sounds like something out of a weird, trippy, sugary childhood dream -- but it became a reality for the 20-year-old Trumbull, CT native. Get More »
While it is considered a classic today, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was not a hit upon its 1971 release and was even criticized by some people who thought it was mean to children.
But in directing the adaption of the Roald Dahl book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," director Mel Stuart crafted a tale for adults, not kids. That is probably a big reason why it has endured and influenced everyone from "The Simpsons" to Marilyn Manson, on top of the brilliant performance from Gene Wilder as the eccentric yet calculating candy maker. And let's face it, kids love it too. They get it. Get More »
Here's the main lesson we learned from "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory": If a midget with green hair and orange skin gives you advice, you should take it.
On the eve of the 1971 family classic's 40th anniversary, Warner Bros. has manufactured a scrumdiddlyumptious new three-disc edition where the the snozberries taste like snozberries and everyone lives happily ever after. Get More »