It’s rare to encounter something as straightforward and yet dumbfounding as Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It’s a full-length feature that uses songs and (at times modified) dialogue from Mel Stuart’s iconic 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory rendered in limp animation with…
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had a Willy Wonka themed birthday party because he is a goddamn whimsical 40-year-old man and the whole of Hollywood should know it. On Friday, Martin reportedly transformed his Malibu abode into a sprawling Dahlian paradise complete with lollipop-shaped decorations and toadstools.
There’s a scene in the beginning of Young Frankenstein where a young medical student stops Gene Wilder’s Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (that’s Franken-steen) mid-lecture to question him about the work of his grandfather, the Modern Prometheus himself, Victor Frankenstein.
This week in Mark Frauenfelder Finds the Best Shit, he's tracked down a memoir written by Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played the Girl Who Had it All But Never Even Knew It, Veruca Salt, in the
good original Willy Wonka.
Last week, Sadie compiled an excellent list of "the best horror movies ever," focusing on films that aren't of the slasher/maniac/zombie variety. But what of those films that scared us as children...without really meaning to?