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Awfully Good: Super Mario Bros.

After the passing of the awesome Bob Hoskins, we revisit the film he called "the worst thing I ever did"... Super Mario Bros. (1984) Director: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper A female paleontologist is kidnapped and taken to another dimension by dinosaur humanoids and itís up to two unwitting...

The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Bob Hoskins

Last week, we took a look at the career of director of the great Gene Hackman . This week, we turn our focus to another great character actor, who sadly passed away this week... Bob Hoskins I was sad to hear early this week that the great Bob Hoskins had passed away. Being a child of the eighties, Mr. Hoskins was a big part of my childhood from having...

X-Men writer Chris Claremont once envisioned Bob Hoskins playing Wolverine

After the sad news of the passing of actor Bob Hoskins the other day, many have been recollecting about the cinematic career he had and the numerous roles he put his stamp on. The fiery actor had the ability to growl his way through every scene like a hard-ass with a heart of gold. But, I never would have ever thought of him for the role of Wolverine. Back in 2012, during a...

Bob Hoskins has passed away after battle with pneumonia

Very sad news this morning: the always excellent Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71. Hoskins died yesterday in a hospital following a battle with pneumonia, according to statement made by his agent. In 2012 Hoskins revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and also announced he was retiring from acting. Hoskins was surrounded by his family when he passed away....

The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The Oscars are a week away, so this week I figured we'd chat about one of the most beloved Oscar winners of all time. A movie that's a true monument of movie magic. This week, we discuss the greatness that is Who Framed Roger Rabbit ! Your's truly has been hosting The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat for two years now. Honestly, it's the best place on the internet to talk...

Cool Videos: John Leguizamo shares some Super Mario Bros. stories for the film's 20th anniversary

Ready to feel old? Twenty years ago today SUPER MARIO BROS. was released into theaters. The film was a commercial and critical failure and is usually considered not only one of the worst video game movies of all time but one of the worst movies of all time, period. The film is so bad that most of the stars of SUPER MARIO BROS. have openly trashed it in public, including Bob Hoskins...

Director Robert Zemeckis says the only thing holding back a sequel to Roger Rabbit is a green light

Director Robert Zemeckis has made some genuine classics in his career so far, with the BACK TO THE FUTURE series, FOREST GUMP, and of course, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? which was his first forte into blending live action with animation.  Later he would take that genre into new realms with the motion capture animation he used in films like BEOWULF and THE POLAR EXPRESS.  His...

A film veteran remembers: my top five war films

It would probably be more apropos if this editorial focused on "films that explore the veteran experience" or some such category more specific to yesterday's importance.  But I haven't seen a wide enough selection of films which cover that topic, so my list would hardly be anything close to a qualified or considered opinion.  So here's what I'm going to do - part of Veterans Day is,...

Details on Snow White and the Huntsman's blu ray release have arrived

The modestly successful SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is gearing up for it's blu-ray/DVD release on September 11, 2012 , and Universal has released the specs to entice you into the dark forest of features.  Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Bob Hoskins, and Sam Clafin.   Check out the announcement trailer, box art,...
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