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Pee-wee Herman is Headed Back to the Big Screen

posted by Angela Guzman

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Pee-wee Herman fans get excited – Paul Reubens announced, on The Tonight Star Staring Jimmy Fallon, there will be another Pee-wee Herman movie installment. Rumors surfaced years ago that a Pee Wee movie was in the works but at the time Reubens denied those claims.

Reubens didn’t let everything out of the bag – the director will be announced later next week. But Reubens promised that the announcement is huge.

The new Pee-wee film will be the first time Reuben’s has made a movie since 1988’s Big Top Pee-wee.

Reuben’s TV show, The Pee-wee Herman Show, was a huge hit in the 80s. The Pee-wee Herman character developed as a stage act also led to an HBO special in 1981. When Reuben took the character to the big screen in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, he toned down the adult innuendo so that he was more appealing to children. This paved the way for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, an Emmy Award winning children’s series that ran on CBS from 1986–91. Another film, Big Top Pee-wee, was released in 1988.

‘VeggieTales: In The House’ Has a Brand New Look, Now Available on Netflix

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New episodes of the Dream Works Christian-Animated kids series “VeggieTales: In the House,” are now available with a whole new look. VeggieTales, which has been around for more than 25 years, recently teamed up with Dream Works, a move that has transformed the series and one parents and children are sure to love. Watch the above trailer to see what the fresh produce look like after their makeover and be sure to check out new episodes now available on Netflix.

Role Reversal Documentary Delves Into the World of Caring for Aging Parents

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What will you do when your aging parents can no longer take care of themselves? Role Reversal, a feature length documentary by Filmmaker Chris Nicholas explores this very question, one that millions are facing today. In the film, he shares his own experience of caring for his ailing mother Beatrice, along with interviews with healthcare professionals and other individuals who are in care-giving positions with aging parents, to help adult children deal with this emotional but crucial role. Watch the above teaser to learn more about this project and how you can contribute to funding the film, still in production. The documentary is set for release in 2015.

A Historical Look at Funk Pioneer James Brown

posted by Corine Gatti

 

James Brown was one of the most influential performers in the 20th Century. Now you can see exclusive footage in a feature –length documentary. Produced by Sir Mick Jagger, ‘Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown’ premiers on HBO tonight 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

For the first time the Brown Estate opens its archives to reveal unseen footage and photos. The documentary will have elaborate interviews with Jaggar, band members, like the Godmother of Soul, Martha High. The story of Brown’s MC, Danny Ray, draping a cape on him onstage for the first time. Another rare find in the film was when Brown calmed down an outraged audience after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered.

“I think this documentary is a little more personal with him than the film,” says High about ‘Get on Up,’ a biological drama film of Brown’s life released earlier this year. “We knew him very well. When he was upset or when he wasn’t upset, [and] how he made them laugh and joke, and everything. I think that the bio didn’t show that and didn’t tell that.”

One subject discussed is the early friendship with Bobby Byrd after Brown stole clothes in 1962. Brown joined Byrd’s group and transformed them into the James Brown and the Famous Flames. Fans can also follow Brown and his record his breakthrough live album at the Apollo Theater and outshining the Rolling Stones at the T.A.M.I. Show, a Rockumentary in 1964.

Explosive on and off stage, Brown was a father figure for many, including High, who is using her talents on tour with band members, and is preparing for a CD release in 2015.

One lesson she learned from father Brown was overcoming personal issues when it was time to perform. If you perform for just a few people or thousands of people, you perform the same way.

“After a show he called me into the dressing room asking if I was OK,” High says. “He says, ‘well, I need to see a smile when you come on that stage.’ He said whatever was bothering me—[to] leave it in the dressing room. ‘You come on the stage you have a smile on your face.’ And I said “Yes, Sir.”

‘Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown’ traces the dynamic and personal life of Brown from musicians, writers, and singers.

“I am very grateful to be asked to do the documentary,” says High.

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