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Naked Gun reboot unveils star Ed HelmsThe Hangover star is to take on the role of the bumbling detective following the death of Leslie Nielsen in 2010 "Cheer up," Frank Drebin advised someone in Naked Gun 33⅓⅓. "This is not goodbye. It's just I won't ever see you again." Following Leslie Nielsen's death in 2010, the odds lengthened on the possibility of a return to the big screen for the bumbling cop, but Variety reports that ...
Posted on 20 December 2013 | 3:09 pm
Ed Helms to star in reboot of Leslie NielsenNew York, Dec 14 : 'The Hangover' star Ed Helms has reportedly been roped in to play the role of clueless Lt. Frank Drebin in the reboot of 'Naked Gun' that was made famous by legendary actor Leslie Nielsen.
Posted on 14 December 2013 | 9:47 pm
Ed Helms to Star in Reboot of ‘The NakedLeslie Nielsen. Ed Helms. Ed Helms. Leslie Nielsen. About the same, right? Even if you don’t agree, you’ll get to see Helms take over Nielsen’s bumbling Frank Drebin character if Paramount’s remake of The Naked Gun franchise keeps progressing according to Variety. Originally based on the 1982 ABC six-episode Police Squad! show—the TV version was cancelled after just six spoof-filled airings—the ...
Posted on 13 December 2013 | 10:05 pm
Helms will star in 'Naked Gun'The funnyman will play moronic Detective Frank Drebin in the new film, which will be written by "Night at the Museum" scribes Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, according to Variety.
Posted on 13 December 2013 | 3:35 pm
The Day in Reboots: Perry's 'OddOne day, two maybe ill-advised reboots: It was reported this morning that Ed Helms would be stepping into Leslie Nielsen's shoes in a new Naked Gun movie, and this afternoon news broke that Matthew Perry was going to be developing a new version of The Odd Couple for CBS as a vehicle for himself. Writer Maura Johnston tweeted "this is why we can't have nice things." Matt Singer at The Dissolve ...
Posted on 13 December 2013 | 2:52 pm
Leslie Nielsen biographyLeslie Neilsen was an actor known for his deadpan comic delivery in such films as Airplane! and The Naked Gun Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1926, Leslie Nielsen made his big screen debut in Forbidden Planet. In the 1960s and '70s, he took on a ...
Posted on 18 December 2013 | 8:00 am
RIP Leslie Nielsen! Ed Helms to star inParamount will reboot “The Naked Gun” franchise, with Ed Helms playing bumbling police detective Frank Drebin. Can’t they just leave us with our happy memories of Leslie Nielsen? Dear God — is nothing sacred! Sorry. Variety reported that ...
Posted on 17 December 2013 | 7:39 am
Ed Helms Will Replace Leslie Nielsen inThe “Naked Gun” trilogy was undoubtedly one of the funniest police spoof films ever made. The recipe for success seemed to be a good plot, solid jokes and a very strong performance from actor Leslie Nielsen. Which begs the question: will newly ...
Posted on 13 December 2013 | 9:32 pm
Leslie Nielsen's final film, 'The WatermanENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you initially get in touch with Leslie for The Waterman Movie? BRYAN WATERMAN: The movie is based on an animated series I did back in college called Waterman. I had created a new character that I modeled after ...
Posted on 29 November 2010 | 8:00 am
Surely Leslie Nielsen can't be gone! TributeAll together now: He is gone, and stop calling me Shirley. Today we also lost Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back. This is the saddest I've been since I learned Pat Boone was still alive. Leslie Nielsen was an American treasure. Like most ...
Posted on 29 November 2010 | 2:04 am
Correction: Obit-Leslie NielsenIn a story Nov. 29 about the death of Leslie Nielsen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he played the king of France in "The Vagabond King." He played Thibault.
Posted on 1 December 2010 | 8:41 am
'Airplane!', 'Forbidden Planet' actorDespite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career's second act.
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 6:11 pm
5Top: Movies that revolve around eatingWhen a young woman (Lumi Cavazos) is kept from marrying the man she loves, her culinary creations become the manifestation of her broken heart. Shedding a few tears into the batter of the wedding cake she makes when her lover marries her older sister, the resulting dessert makes the entire party weep. When he gives her a dozen roses and she uses the petals in a quail recipe, the result is a dish that makes everyone at the table feel, well, extra spicy. Many movies tap into our feelings about eating, but this is one where a chef’s creations express the emotional state of their creator. Mexican cuisine gets a series of delectable close-ups in this adaptation of the Laura Esquivel novel (featuring a screenplay by Esquivel herself).
Posted on 27 July 2009 | 10:58 am
‘The Women’ a flick chicks will hateLargely forgotten among the heyday of MGM musicals in the post-WWII period is 1956’s “The Opposite Sex,” a disappointing attempt to inject men, music and Metrocolor into George Cukor’s 1939 classic “The Women,” which featured an all-female cast. Whereas “The Women” featured immortals like Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford exchanging barbed dialogue by Anita Loos and Claire Boothe Luce, “Sex” gave us such inadequate substitutes as June Allyson and Joan Collins; even worse, the man these two were fighting over was no longer unseen on screen — he had somehow become the utterly bland, pre-“Airplane!” Leslie Nielsen.
Posted on 9 September 2008 | 1:01 pm