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Thursday, December 28, 2006

National Film Registry, Naked Boys Singing!, Speed Racer, Silent Hill 2, Godfather of Soul, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

National Film Registry

The National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress has announced the list of 25 films that will be the class of 2006 to be preserved forever. 1976's "Rocky," will be joined by "Blazing Saddles" (1974), "Halloween" (1978), "Fargo" (1996), "Groundhog Day" (1993), 1929's "Applause" and "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989) on the year's list of national treasures. The National Film Registry list, begun in 1989, includes these 425 films, plus this year's 25. Here is the complete list of this year's films at the Official site.

Naked Boys Singing!

The Hollywood Reporter says that the long-running off-Broadway musical "Naked Boys Singing!" has wrapped filming its cinema version this week at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre. The nudity-filled feature is to be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes documentary, which will be released either as a separate DVD or as a bonus DVD. The show has played in more than 20 countries and toured theaters around the country, and has vice squads shutting them down in three cities. Robert Schrock, director of the original production also took charge of the filming of the 16-song review, with Troy Christian handling the feature's digital video direction and choreography.

Speed Racer

Want to hear a real "unsubstantiated wild rumor?" The Moviehole site posted a story that claims someone saw online notes that put Keanu Reeves in the title role for the screen version. Let's us all bow our heads in prayer.

Silent Hill 2

Christophe Gans did an interview with DVDRama, in which he claims that a sequel to "Silent Hill" is on the offing. Since that interview was in French, here is some of the translation from "Gans is happy because Silent Hill is one of the biggest horror success of 2006 in terme of box-office. He arrives 3rd after Saw 3 and an american haunting. One of his goals for Silent Hill 2 is to correct mistakes he made with the 1st one which cost him a lot of energy. However, he wonders if he can truly come back for a 2nd movie because of Onimusha. He says that if he doesn't come back, producers agree with him that the 2nd movie should keep the visual aspect of the 1st one. There is no way they are bringing a whole new vision of the town's design. He doesn't want a hollywoodian movie. If he doesn't come back as a director, he strongly suggest an European (and even a French) one. He will however stay close to this movie."

Godfather of Soul

Variety reports that Spike Lee has signed on to direct a feature film about the late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown. The Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment feature for Paramount Pictures will be, as announced by Paramount spokeswoman Nancy Kirkpatrick: "It's an authorized biography done with the cooperation of Mr. Brown before his passing." Grazer said: "Having known him well, and after spending lots of time with him and researching his life, it's somehow not surprising that he died on Christmas Day. He was the ultimate showman, all the way to the end."

Mike Fright: Stand Up!


Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages for
Savage Dragon #131,

Age of Bronze #24,


Jack Staff Vol. 3:
Echoes of Tomorrow,

Nightwolf: The Price #3,

& Hack/slash: Slice Hard

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