On February 13th, writer and director Jonah Feingold launched a Kickstarter to fund a prequel movie to the Robin Williams classic Hook. It planned to tell the story of Rufio, who had become the leader of the Lost Boys by the time the adult Peter Pan returned to Neverland. It would shed light on a part of his story that was a mystery in the original movie – how he came to Neverland, what qualified him to be in charge, what life might have held for him if he hadn’t become the Pan. The Kickstarter was endorsed by Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio twenty-five years ago. (more…)
As both a sequel and a standalone movie, Hook has a solid reputation as a piece of cinema history. Boasting a cast including Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman as the titular Captain Hook and the legendary Robin Williams as an aged and boring Peter Pan, it told the story of life after Neverland. Peter was grown, married to Wendy’s daughter Moira and had become another regular adult, the magic of Neverland lost to his childhood, a disappointment to his own children who never new the Peter that the Lost Boys loved. When he is dragged back to Neverland, he sees what has become of the land of his childhood. (more…)
Twenty-five years ago, one of the greatest stories about Peter Pan was told on the big screen. Full of mischief, laughter, and fun, Hook is one of the best tellings of Peter Pan on the big screen that will ever exist. And, in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary, Rufio and the Lost Boys reunited for a photo shoot to commemorate the special occasion. Dante Basco, who played Rufio, shared some of the photos on his Facebook page. Needless to say, the photos were Bangarang!
With over forty years of experience, three Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy award under his belt, English actor Bob Hoskins had quite a storied career. Now, after four decades in the business that shaped his life, Hoskins has decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional acting.
This isn’t some weird bid to gain interest in a new film or upcoming project, but because of Bob’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease last Fall. The actor has decided to retire in order to spend more time with his family. With films like Brazil, Mermaids, Who framed Roger Rabbit, his work as Smee in both 1991’s Hook and 2011’s Neverland, as well as the recently released Snow White and The Huntsman Hoskins has earned his stripes and a well deserved retirement.
According to a statement released by Hoskins’ agent:
Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.
We all hope that Bob gets better and enjoys a long retirement with his family. We’ll miss his talents on the big screen.
Trapped in carbonite and long thought lost, The Bastardcast, the internet’s most nerdy and bastardy podcast, sat waiting for a rescue from the clutches of the evil Jabba the Gallagher. One day, a young Jedi infiltrated The Bastard Palace, thumb wrestled a Rancor Monster, had a pillow fight with Jabba, and rescued both the overflowing gold bikini’d slave girlman (naturally, Jeremy R! Hudson) and free’d The Bastardcast from its prison.
“No longer will the world spin without an ample does of dick jokes, nerd conspiracy theories, geek rage, polite repartee, snarky analysis of the news, and rabid opinions on matters as diverse as the ethics behind robot sex and why the world needs a Ronald Reagan clone army.” they said before riding on a dragon to their secret moon base recording chamber and redhead virgin emporium.
This week on The BastardCast new hosts Jason Tabrys and Jeremy R! Hudson tell you how to hide your pussy from the ALF reboot, while also discussing why Rufio is high on fairy dust and happy thoughts, the secret evil plan to clone Ronald Reagan*. Our fair bastards also get in depth on Community sans Dan Harmon and Marvel and DC’s sudden willingness to put LGBT rights at the forefront. Also, a couple of Dirty Nerdy Confessions from the boys about the shire and why one of them refuses Britney Spears’ plea to “Hit me baby one more time”.
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Ever wonder if your favorite movie would have been terrible if they went with the original cast? Or is there an overrated movie that ya thought would be better with a different cast? Over at wildammo, they did the thinking for you as they made many movie posters with the original cast on it so that you could just imagine how it would have been. From the Matrix to Meet the Parents, there are quite the few that may surprise you as there are some movies that would have been different, especially Star Wars. Check after the jump for the poster and start thinking what if. (more…)
Who is this guy? Our Guess Who Monday’s have gone full circle. Ah, a hint perhaps? Is it the new Mr. T from the New A-Team’s cousin? Nah. Go back farther and farther, than, a little farther. Still stayed a cute kid I think. (more…)
It seems that every year in some magazine or on some show, we get the typical list of baddies from the 60’s, 70’s and so on. Usually they mention the cool regulars like Vader, the Emperor, or one of the guys who tries to off James Bond. And that’s cool, those lists never get old. The nuances varying only slightly, as the leaves change colors and the snow begins to fall, then we realize another year has been stolen from our lives. So what if some of the lame, not so cool, or dare I say, shitty bad guys got their moment, however brief or insignificant? It might look something like this.