Nick Offerman's Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson has never looked more adorable.
It stars Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, Omri Katz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vinessa Shaw, and Thora Birch.The movie got mixed reviews from critics and did not do well at the box office either.However, after airing on Freeform and Disney Channel, audiences rediscover the film and make it a cult classic.Filmmaker Adam Shankman then created a sequel in development as Disney+ exclusive film, screenplay written by Jen D’Angelo.The plot of the screenplay is based on Salem, Massachusetts in 1693 and revolves around Thackery’s little sister, Emily, spirited away to a cottage of three witches.And the movie grows as the black-cat companions destroy the watches before they suck the life of Salem’s children.The movie gains extra points for Sarah Jessica Parker’s and Bette Midler’s acting performances.The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)The Addams Family is an American supernatural black comedy movie created by cartoonist Charles Addams and produced by David Levy.
Mondelēz, The Hershey Company, and Mars, Inc. are getting in the spooky spirit for one of their busiest seasons of the year.Hershey’s sweet approach to HalloweenThe Hershey Company is all-in on a Halloween marketing campaign that has the company partnering with the newest Addams Family reboot.A visit to Hershey’s website illustrates its robust marketing efforts: from a contest to win movie tickets and Halloween candies to trivia to a contest to find out which Addams family member you relate to.Ad messaging includes fun phrasing such as “scary good,” “trick-or-treat yourself” and “running out [of candy] is spooky.” A majority of the ads focus on Hershey-brand chocolates as well as Reese’s, which depicts where the company finds the most success during the fall holiday.Hershey has spent an estimated $2.8 million across 205 unique creatives in the first half of October alone, according to Pathmatics analysis of the company’s ad data from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17.
Fans of The Addams Family can now try to book a room in a home that mimics the frighteningly funny family's mansion.Lodging site Booking.com announced Thursday that it's offering just four one-night stays in an Addams-themed home from Oct. 29-Nov. 1.(Yes, some extra-lucky lodger will get to stay there on Halloween night.)You likely know of the creepy, kooky Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams.Mom Morticia, dad Gomez, kids Wednesday and Pugsley, and other relatives and friends including Uncle Fester, Cousin It, Lurch and Thing were featured in a number of popular TV shows, with the most iconic one running from 1964-1966 and starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones.A number of more recent movies revived the ghoulish gang, with the latest opening Oct. 11.
Everything about The Addams Family beyond the (admittedly great) casting has confused me.A new animated adaptation of the creepy family?Okay, I get it, but the art style… seems a little off?The plot involves them, uh, going to New Jersey?Every bit of new information that trickles out about this film, I become more wary.Surely the Addams Family, inspiration to goth nerds everywhere, deserves better.
When you’re decorating for Halloween you probably don’t think about dressing up your doorbell for the occasion, but maybe you should if you have a Ring Video Doorbell.Now you can add an Addams Family signature Chime tone to your Ring to celebrate the new The Addams Family film coming out on October 11.This feature has to be activated and works with systems that use Ring Chime or Ring Chime Pro (Wi-Fi-enabled speakers for your Ring Video Doorbell), though there is an app version for your Ring notifications.When activated, your Ring Chime will play the classic Addams Family song instead of a tone, complete with the creepy du-du-du-duhs and snaps.If you’re really excited to use this new feature during Trick-or-Treat, don’t worry.The new Addams Family tone is available now through the end of November.
These horrific fish-out-of-water are about to get a taste of suburban life, as the latest trailer for The Addams Family brings the classic goth ensemble to the most-terrifying place on earth: New Jersey.The Addams Family stars Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac as the matriarch and patriarch of the Addams clan, along with Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, and Bette Midler as Grandmama.We’ve also got Allison Janney playing Margaux Needler, a reality TV makeover host who tries to get the Addams to “Assimilatte” into New Jersey suburbia, only to eventually try and turn the whole town against them.Because, you know, they’re “not normal.” They have a cousin made of hair.I do like how the designs are based on the original New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams, which give them a slightly timeless vibe.I also get that this version is totally for kids, so I’m going to cut it some slack.
The weird yet friendly Addams Family has returned in animated form.A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Addams Family animated movie debuted Tuesday and it shows off torture experiments (the family uses them to relax); an infestation of creepy critters; and of course butler Lurch playing a duet with Thing on the harpsichord.There's even an It movie joke about red balloons and how evil clowns tend to be holding them.The MGM film revolves around the creepy clan planning a special family gathering, but pesky reality TV producer Margaux Needler (voiced by Allison Janney) is proving to be a bit of a distraction.The animated film stars actors Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac voicing Morticia and Gomez Addams.Chloe Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard lend their voices to Addams kids Wednesday and Pugsley.
MGM just dropped the first teaser for its animated reboot of The Addams Family, and it's exactly what you'd expect from the franchise—no more, no less.American cartoonist Charles Addams created the characters in 1938, originally as a series of single-panel cartoons published in The New Yorker.They were his satirical sendup of American "family values," turning the entire social framework upside down.The characters proved so popular that ABC created a 1964 live-action sitcom, The Addams Family, based on them.(Not everyone was pleased by the development.Wallace Shawn was editor of The New Yorker at the time, and his refined sensibilities were allegedly so offended by the TV series that he actually banned Addams Family cartoons from the magazine; the characters didn't return to its pages until he retired in 1987.)
April showers bring Game of Thrones back for its final season on the 14th on HBO and HBO Now.We’re anticipating large CGI dragons, final face-offs between rivals for the throne, more political intrigue and outmaneuvering, and likely, all-out war.At the very least, we get to see how the entire saga comes to an end.If you’re someone who has never really caught up on Game of Thrones episodes and have no desire to, there are plenty of other shows and films to catch this month.Hulu has a slew of programs hitting screens, like History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, a show that’s been heavily criticized by experts for promoting pseudoscience but is somehow now in its 13th season, and One-Punch Man, a hilarious anime series about a man who can defeat anything with a single punch, making its season 2 return.Meanwhile, The Tick is making its season 2 premiere on Amazon Prime, bringing another ten episodes of superhero wackiness to the screen just in time for a month where both Shazam!
There are lots of funny movies on Netflix, from rom-coms to dark satires, to even superhero comedies.A quick clarification on this list.We do consider original comedy films that have made their debut on Netflix, but as of right now, none of them made the top 10.Monty Python and the Holy GrailAfter gathering a cult following for their work on the BBC comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and a movie based on it, this group of sketch comedians blew audiences away with their first original film.1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail remains one of funniest movies ever made and certainly deserves to be on our 10 best funny movies on Netflix.
April is coming up fast and there are plenty of films coming to Hulu to get excited about.You can check out a few fantastic 2018 movies, including the horror hit A Quiet Place and the lesser known but excellent Western The Sisters Brothers.Rom-com lovers will be pleased as Hulu has some great films coming.I recommend checking out the very adorable Christina Ricci and James McAvoy in Penelope.Or you can watch two films featuring the greatest love story ever (Morticia and Gomez Addams) because Hulu's getting both The Addams Family and Addams Family Values.Available on Hulu, April 2019
These days, across the British Isles, borrowing cats from friends and family is apparently a thing.Cat borrowers get to enjoy kitty cuddling and mouse-murdering for free, while the wee beasties’ actual owners go broke paying vet bills.We meet several such tabby takers in a series of silly spots created by adam in London for Dreamies cat treats, a Mars Petcare brand.In each case, non-cat-owning humans entice felines into hanging out with them, using Dreamies as bait.First up, a pair of pint-sized purrr-loiners with an Addams Family vibe:Maybe it’s time to borrow a child psychologist for those two creepy kids.
SpotMini, the robot dog created by cutting-edge robotics firm Boston Dynamics, just got an upgrade from robopup to canine centaur — courtesy of a pair of 3D-printed bionic arms.No, it’s not an officially sanctioned Boston Dynamics update, but rather a slickly rendered guerilla marketing showcase of the latest iteration of Italian startup Youbionic’s robotic limbs.Like Spot, Youbionic’s project has evolved considerably over the years from version to version.We first covered it in 2014, when Youbionic’s project was little more than a plastic hand attached to an electronic switchboard — like “Thing,” the disembodied hand from The Addams Family after a weekend in a Makerspace.From there, it has evolved into a pair of hands, a functional arm and, now, a pair of arms, complete with a robotic spine and the top part of a ribcage.“This new version of Youbionic is the natural evolution of my work that aims to [build] a complete humanoid,” engineer Federico Ciccarese, the creator of Youbionic, told Digital Trends.
Yep, back to the past again for unimaginative sheepleIt's been clear for decades that Hollywood is almost completely out of ideas and nothing is sacred when mining the past for inspiration.Disney, not content with flogging Marvel's back catalogue until everyone's sick to death of it, has set about rebooting its animated classics in live-action (read: CGI) remakes (I mean, you try making a real lion sing "Hakuna Matata").Kids' flicks aside, despite the fact that so many older films stand out as defining of their time and place, the call of lucre is often too strong – and Joe Public seems to have an insatiable appetite for enjoying films they've already watched hundreds of times before.Slasher franchise Halloween and psychedelic '70s Italian horror trip Suspiria were given the reboot treatment this year.Even Shrek, whose bed is still warm among many now grown-up children, has been nominated for a wholesale makeover.
We have the best looks from Saturday, arguably Comic-Con’s biggest day, and we’re sharing them with you right now!Check out the video and photo slideshow, where you can catch X-Men Sentinels, multiple Landos, and yes, Pickle Rick.
As many as 2,000 young apprentices were “left in the lurch” by Carillion’s collapse, Angela Rayner has told HuffPost UK.The Shadow Education Secretary said it was “imperative” the Government intervenes to find placements for the scores of apprentices cut adrift by the failed outsourcing and construction giant.Carillion - which employs around 20,000 people - went into liquidation after issuing a major profits warning last year.It has public sector or public/private partnership contracts worth a staggering £1.7bn and was the UK’s largest trainer of construction apprentices.The firm had a £6.5m public contract to train 2,000 apprentices, but the youngsters’ future is now unclear.Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, said: “Thousands of Carillion apprentices could be left in the lurch and millions of pounds of public money at risk, yet the Tories have said nothing about what, if anything, they will do to protect workplace learners and protect the taxpayer.
This new technology from UC3M's SoftLab research group has been implemented to give accessibility to the Broadway musical comedy "The Addams Family" at the Teatro Calderón of Madrid.The creative agency C, COMUNICAdos and Escena Global also collaborated on the project, which received support from the Consejería de Educación e Innovación (Council for Education and Innovation) of the Autonomous Community of Madrid.Thanks to this project, individuals with visual and auditory impairment have been able to enjoy any of the performances of this musical comedy since the 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.This means that over two millions deaf and blind people in Spain can, for the first time in their lives, attend an important, high-quality musical such as this.This innovation, developed by this research group from UC3M's Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico y Promoción de la Innovación Pedro Juan de Lastanosa (Pedro Juan de Lastanosa Institute for Technological Development and Innovation), is based on software that uses an augmented reality system to allow members of the audience to individually see adapted subtitles and a sign language interpreter, and listen the audio description.Moreover, the system is automatically synchronized with the play, with no human involvement, thanks to the artificial intelligence techniques that constantly detect what is happening on the stage.
p No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family.This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican.Twitter user Space Archaeology found a genius solution that the White House might want to use on the dour photo.By utilising FaceApp, he was able to turn the Pope’s disgusted scowl into a big, happy smile.— Space Archaeology (@spacearcheology) May 24, 2017President Trump’s Global Tour of Cuck has provided the world with countless memes and GIF-able moments, much to the embarrassment of the United States.
Image: Screenshot from The Addams Family, ParamountThe Addams Family premiered 25 years ago.Not because they re about the Addamses, but because they re best enjoyed as vignettes—and that aspect actually makes them one of the most faithful movie adaptations out there.The roots of the Addams Family was never in grand plots or large, overarching ones.It started as a series of single panel cartoons in The New Yorker, followed by the TV show in the 60s.But the family loved and supported each other.