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16 items from 2015


CSI to Be Cancelled, But Will It Get a Farewell Season?

1 May 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Plenty of comedy has been mined from the fact that network television is now mostly a wasteland of procedurals in which women are gruesomely murdered, but that trend’s origin show is coming to an end. CSI first premiered in 2000, where it quickly became a smash hit for CBS, offering a science-geared alternative to the litany of doctor and lawyer shows that dominated TV at the time. It has since spawned multiple spinoffs, and while CSI: Miami and CSI: NY are long gone, it appears that the mothership show is poised to join them. The writing has been on the wall for some time as ratings have waned, and current star Ted Danson (side note: Yes, Ted Danson is the star of CSI right now) reached the end of his contract with the 15th season, which aired its finale in April. CBS just launched a new spinoff, the Patricia Arquette-fronted CSI: Cyber, »

- Adam Chitwood

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StreamFix: 'Star Wars' cast members in other movie classics

16 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's a bigger "Star Wars" day today than usual, so why not celebrate it with a trip into the cinematic past? On StreamFix we're counting up the best options for online viewings of classics starring old and new cast members from "Star Wars." Here's where you should begin in your trek to experience these stars at their best. Harrison Ford: "Witness" (Netflix) I'll just say it: This is the greatest movie in Harrison Ford's oeuvre. A suspenseful, great-looking movie with superb storytelling (the '85 Original Screenplay Oscar winner) and a damn good role for Kelly McGillis. It's about our man H. Ford protecting an Amish boy who witnesses a murder, but there are too many interesting anomalies to discuss within. I'll mention only two: This is the first of two action movies starring blond Russian dance icon Alexander Godunov (the other being "Die Hard," of course), and it »

- Louis Virtel

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Elisabeth Shue & Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on Starz’s ‘Blunt Talk’

5 March 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elisabeth Shue and Jason Schwartzman are set to guest star on Starz’s upcoming comedy, “Blunt Talk,” the cabler announced Thursday.

The Patrick Stewart-starrer, centers around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a Brit who’s intent on taking over American cable news with his nightly cable news show, aptly titled “Blunt Talk.” Besieged by his network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, ex-wives and children, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant (Adrian Scarborough) he transplanted from the UK to join him in Los Angeles.

Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests on Blunt’s (Patrick Stewart) show.

Other guest stars for Season 1 include musician and actor Moby, Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Windell D. Middlebrooks (“Body Of Proof,” “Scrubs”) and Steve Valentine (“Anger Management”).

Alongside Stewart, Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) plays Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager; Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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6 Movie Recasts Too Obvious to Ignore

4 March 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.

Whether it be a scheduling conflict, salary negotiations gone wrong, or even an unexpected death – we’re taking a look at six times a movie recast was too obvious to ignore.

1. James “Rhodey” Rhodes – The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Terrence Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in 2008’s Iron Man. But a salary conflict stopped Terrence from returning for the sequel. Re-casting Don Cheadle as Rhodey for Iron Man 2 was a bit obvious, so Marvel made a light of it in the 2010 sequel. Cheadle’s first line: “Look, it’s me. I'm here. Deal with it. Let's move on.”

2. The Incredible Hulk – The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Edward Norton played The Incredible Hulk in the 2008 standalone film. But when it came time for The Avengers, Marvel decided the team would assemble sans Norton. [link »

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Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

26 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying of the Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact »

- Phil Wheat

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‘CSI’ Heads to Hulu in First Svod Pact

19 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has picked up rerun rights to 14 seasons — and counting — of CBS’ veteran procedural drama “CSI.”

The deal marks the first Svod licensing pact for the series that ranked as primetime’s most-watched drama during the first seven years of its run. Episodes from 14 seasons will be available on Hulu Plus as an Svod exclusive starting in early April.

The deal calls for Hulu to carry future seasons of the show, adding episodes after each season wraps on CBS. There has been speculation that the current 15th season may be the last for the series that launched the global franchise revolving around the work of criminal forensic investigators. The third and latest spinoff of the “CSI” mothership, “CSI: Cyber,” is set to debut March 4 on CBS.

Financial details were not disclosed, but with more than 300 episodes in the can already, Hulu is undoubtedly making a huge financial commitment to the series. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Exclusive Cool Video: Movie CliffsNotes - The Karate Kid

16 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The latest installment of Movie CliffsNotes takes us back to one of the most notable films of the '80's: The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue, and William Zabka. Growing up, this was a film that was in regular rotation for me, right next to The Goonies, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Dark Crystal, and Robocop (yes, my parents were shitty at monitoring ratings). The Karate Kid inspired a smorgasbord of pop culture references, from Cobra »

- Paul Shirey

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice UK, Jonathan Ross

24 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7pm

The blind auditions continue with contestants singing to win over coaches Rita Ora, Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and will.i.am.

One of tonights hopefuls is a YouTube star formerly signed to Justin Timberlake's record label - will she make the cut? As usual, Emma Willis and Marvin Humes bring you the backstage gossip.

Spiral: BBC Four, 9pm/9.55pm

A double-bill from season five of the French crime-drama, starring Audrey Fleurot and Caroline Proust.

Kicking off with episode five, Police Lieutenant Gilou (Thierry Godard) has a daring plan to generate positive publicity for a case, but the stakes are high. Meanwhile, Josephine goes head-to-head with an infamous lawyer.

The Jonathan Ross Show: ITV, 9.20pm

Returning for a brand new series of his long-running celebrity chat show, Jonathan Ross will tonight be joined by Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. »

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Disney revives Adventures in Babysitting remake, cast revealed

10 January 2015 11:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in 2012, it was revealed that Disney was developing a remake to the cult 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting, with Raven-Symone and Miley Cyrus both linked to the film, which was going by the title of Further Adventures of Babysitting.

Given the complete lack of news since that point, it was assumed that the project had since fallen apart. However, Disney Channel has now announced that the remake is going ahead as a TV movie, and will star Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (Austin & Ally) as two rival babysitters looking to track down a missing kid.

The original Adventures in Babysitting marked the directorial debut of Chris Columbus and saw Elisabeth Shue leading the cast. A success at both the box office and on home video, it spawned a 1989 TV pilot starring Jennifer Guthrie, which failed to get a series order.

Filming on Further Adventures in Babysitting is »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney Channel Plans "Babysitting" Sequel

9 January 2015 3:22 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson ("Disney's Descendants") are set to star in "Further Adventures in Babysitting," a Disney Channel original telemovie said to be "inspired by" Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy classic "Adventures in Babysitting" (aka. "A Night on the Town").

The original starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. While it performed only so-so at the box-office, it became a big hit on video and TV. These days it's seen as a seminal film of the decade like "The Goonies" and "The Breakfast Club".

An attempt was made back in 2007 to remake it with Raven Symone, that version thankfully fell through. This telemovie take will be penned by Tiffany Paulsen ("Nancy Drew") and deals with two competing babysitters who go on the hunt for a missing child.

From the sounds of it, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Adventures In Babysitting’ Remake Coming To Disney Channel

9 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you grew up in the Eighties, Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting was one of your go-to films. It starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. The film did okay at the box office upon release but became […]

The post ‘Adventures In Babysitting’ Remake Coming To Disney Channel appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Adventures in Babysitting getting a Disney Channel remake

9 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The 1987 comedy Adventures In Babysitting from Chris Columbus is one of those great movies you can watch every few years and still get a kick out of it. Elizabeth Shue starred as a babysitter who winds up getting more than she bargained for when she and the three kids she's babysitting venture off into some shenanigans that almost get them killed. There was a sort-of remake a few years ago with Jonah Hill called The Sitter; it’s essentially the same movie but with a lot more »

- Graham McMorrow

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‘Girl Meets World’ Stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter Cast in Disney Channel Movies

9 January 2015 11:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Girl Meets World” stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter have both been cast in separate Disney Channel original movies, the network revealed on Friday.

Carpenter, 15, will star alongside Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”) in “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” which is inspired by Elisabeth Shue‘s cult 1987 adventure-comedy “Adventures in Babysitting.” Blanchard, meanwhile, who is just 13, is set to star with Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”) in the live-action adventure-comedy “Invisible Sister.”

See Photos: 16 of Anne Sweeney’s Disney-abc Hits and Misses

Both films are set to begin production this spring during a hiatus for Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and Disney Xd’s “Mighty Med. »

- Travis Reilly

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Girl Meets World Star to Embark on Adventures in Babysitting for Disney

9 January 2015 11:08 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Girl Meets World‘s gal pals are in high demand, having each booked leads in new Disney Channel original movies.

Sabrina Carpenter, who plays sassy sidekick Maya on Gmw, will front Further Adventures in Babysitting, which is described as “inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film” that starred my teen crush, Elisabeth Shue. As told here, two rival babysitters (played by Carpenter and Sofia Carson, of Disney Channel’s upcoming Descendants) have an adventure in the big city as they race to find a misplaced kid.

Meanwhile, Rowan Blanchard aka Gmw’s titular girl will star in Invisible Sister, a »

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Get Ready: 'Further Adventures in Babysitting' Is Finally Coming

9 January 2015 5:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Columbus' "Adventures in Babysitting" is one of those Disney movies that is really quite good but gets glossed over a lot of the time because it wasn't a big hit when it was released and the studio has never really gotten behind it since (although, somewhat surprisingly, a high definition 25th anniversary edition was released on Blu-ray). While a sequel or remake or something has been floated around over the past decade, with both Raven Symone and Miley Cyrus having been linked to the project, it looks like things are finally getting underway on a proper follow-up (according to AdWeek). That's right folks, coming soon to the Disney Channel is.... "Further Adventures in Babysitting."

Set to debut in 2016, almost 30 years after the original film was released (shortly after Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg came to Disney and injected fresh blood and a new sensibility), "Further Adventures in Babysitting »

- Drew Taylor

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'Back to the Future 2' Nike Power Laces Are Coming Soon

8 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you couldn't tell by all the listicles and jokes that hit your personal social media feed over the New Year Holiday, we are living in the future. Well, at least according to Back to the Future Part II. 2015 is the year Marty McFly must travel to with Doc in the DeLorean, insuring that his kids turn out okay. Along the way, he has a run in with Biff, a Sports Almanac, and a cool pair of self-lacing Nike sneakers. While a lot of things seen in Back to the Future Part II have not yet become a reality, we may finally be getting the much coveted Nike Power Laces this year! No, really!

Back in 2011, Nike actually realeased a screen accurate version of Marty McFly's future sneaks, which were called the Nike Mag and were produced in extremely limited qualities. They did not, however, feature the power laces. At the time, »

- MovieWeb

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