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Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.
Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.
Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »
We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)
- Tom Stockman
By Anjelica Oswald
Though you might not recognize him by name, J.K. Simmons is a familiar face and a recognized voice, having appeared in everything from commercials to TV series to feature films. Most recently, Simmons has been garnering Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Terence Fletcher, a tough instructor at a music conservatory who constantly terrorizes his students, in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. These praises have followed him since the film first premiered at Sundance, where the film won both the grand jury and audience awards. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said, “For his part, Simmons has the great good fortune for a character actor to have here found a co-lead part he can really run with, which is what he excitingly does with a man who is profane, way out of bounds and, like many a good villain, utterly compelling.” Though Simmons has never been nominated for an Oscar, »
- Anjelica Oswald
NBC is plotting a threesome of epic proportions.
Related Chicago Fire Boss on Death Fallout, Ruined Romance and a Proposal
Law & Order: Svu, Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd will all collide this November in a three-part event that will find the series’ teams coming together for a common purpose. It’ll begin with Fire (Nov. 11, 10/9c), then conclude with Svu (Nov. 12, 9 pm) and Pd (Nov. 12, 10 pm).
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Amazon Instant Video's new series are currently the talk of the town, but as Transparent and its ilk look to launch Amazon up to Netflix's level, the site's first original program is set to return. Alpha House, which stars John Goodman as one of four Republican Senators who live together, will begin its second season on October 24th. Alpha House was one of the six comedies included in Amazon's first round of competing pilots, which was first announced late in 2012. Of those six programs, only Alpha House and Betas received full series orders, and the latter series was ultimately dropped after a single season. Though Alpha House itself received only lukewarm reviews, Amazon decided to pick it up for one more year, banking on the star power of Goodman and series creator Garry Trudeau. This time around, a number of other familiar faces will join the fun. Bill Murray is set to guest star, »
- Sam Gutelle
After Friday’s debut of Transparent, we’re excited to announce that more comedy is coming your way. The second season of Alpha House, one of Amazon’s first Original Series, returns Friday, October 24th – with all 10 episodes to be released at once.
This season the Senators of Alpha House are bracing for the midterm elections, and much like many of their real-life counterparts, their political futures are uncertain. Senator Biggs (John Goodman), Bettencourt (Clark Johnson) and Laffer (Matt Malloy) might have survived bruising primaries, but now they’re facing strong Democratic challengers and have to pull out all the stops to woo voters over to their side. Meanwhile, Senator Guzman (Mark Consuelos) is preparing for a 2016 bid for the presidency, a pursuit that might bring him into competition with one of his roommates.
Amazon today announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's political comedy series "Alpha House" on Friday, October 24 exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the Us, UK and Germany. John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy will reprise their roles as Republican Senators living under one roof in Washington, D.C. dealing with the outrageous--and sometimes all-too-real--foibles of Beltway life. The series is produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter. »
Amazon's first original series is returning in October for a second season. Alpha House will premiere Oct. 24 on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, and this season all 10 episodes of the Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) political comedy will be available at once. The half-hour show stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Mallory as Republican senators and roommates in Washington, D.C. The second season will see the politicians dealing with an upcoming midterm election and an uncertain political future. Guest stars will include Bill Murray, Andy Cohen, Penn Jillette and U.S. senators John McCain
- Natalie Jarvey
The fourth installment in the Transformers film series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was this year's highest grossing film with a total gross of over $1.08B. The film, which was directed & produced by Michael Bay, starred Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer in live action roles and had Peter Cullen return as the voice of Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Galvatron, John Goodman as Hound, and Ken Watanabe as Drift. You can check out a brand new featurette below where we're taken into the editing room and given an in-depth look at the editing process from the digital effects to the score and more! Also, you can check out the full "Rise of the Dinobots" featurette below it and another featurette that puts the focus on the voice actors. Don't forget to pick up the film when it hits Blu-ray/DVD September 30th! Four years after the invasion of Chicago, »
A little more than three years ago, video podcast host and commercial director Dan Trachtenberg released his short film Portal: No Escape, which ended up getting over ten million views on YouTube and catapulted the filmmaker to insta-fame. Since then, the writer-director has been attached to a number of different projects, including the (apparently) now defunct Y: The Last Man adaptation and Bad Robot’s upcoming film Valencia, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.
Yet Trachtenberg’s first project to get attention after the short went viral was actually his very own time travel heist film, Crime of the Century. About a group of thieves using time travel to pull off an incredible crime, the project sold to Universal Pictures back in 2011 with only an idea and the promise ...
Click to continue reading Dan Trachtenberg’s Time Travel Heist Film Gets ‘Annabelle’ Writer
- Araceli Roach
Saturday, the 27th of September in 2014, marks the beginning of Saturday Night Live’s 40th season. In the first 39 seasons, 768 episodes have come and gone with hundreds of different hosts. Many of those hosts have been invited back, with Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and John Goodman each hosting more than a dozen times each. The 40th season will begin with a trio of first-time hosts: Chris Pratt, star of NBC’s Parks and Rec and this summer’s blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy; Sarah Silverman, comedian and former writer at SNL; and Bill Hader, one of the most popular former-cast members of the last decade. Will they be invited back after their initial show?
That’s almost impossible to predict, as the show’s history includes many hosts who performed at 30 Rockefeller but one time, and never returned to host again. Some, like Martin Lawrence, Adrien Brody, and Steven Seagal »
- The 'House
Damon is managing a busy schedule in an attempt to find time to take the lead role in the Legendary Pictures movie.
The film will explore the mysterious origins of the historic structure. Cranston's role has not been revealed.
Legendary's Thomas Tull - who will produce the movie - has been attempting to get the feature made for several years.
"The Hobbit" actor Dean O'Gorman has signed on to portray legendary actor Kirk Douglas in the upcoming biopic "Trumbo". Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott and Peter Mackenzie also star.
Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood during the 1940s and early 1950s who was blacklisted when he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committte.
Kirk Douglas starred in and executive produced "Spartacus" and hired Trumbo to write the script. He also gave Trumbo credit under his own name, that gesture chipping away at the negative stigma placed on the blacklisted writers.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Bryan Cranston is starring as Dalton Trumbo, who was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in town during the 1940s and early 1950s. He became one of the blacklisted writers known as "The Hollywood 10" when he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committte (Huac), forcing him to write under pseudonyms for several years.
Kirk Douglas both starred in and executive produced the 1960 epic Spartacus, where he hired Dalton Trumbo to write the script, and gave him credit under his own name. That gesture helped destroy the negative stigma placed on the blacklisted writers. The supporting cast also includes Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott and Peter Mackenzie.
• John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, and Devon Sawa have signed on to star in Life on the Line. David Hackl is directing the action drama, which tells the story of linemen who fix electric grids on high wires. The group finds it difficult to maintain relationships with the women they love until a storm threatens to destroy their lives. Primo Brown, Dylan Scott, and Peter Horton wrote the script. Marvin Peart and Phillip Glasser are producing. Chad Dubea is executive producing. Production begins next week in Vancouver for six weeks. The budget is about $10 to $12 million. [The Wrap]
• Peter Dinklage is attached to star in The Thicket, »
- C. Molly Smith
Trumbo has found its Kirk Douglas. Dean O’Gorman, who plays the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptations, will portray the iconic actor in the Dalton Trumbo biopic starring Bryan Cranston. Jay Roach is directing the indie, which sees Cranston portraying the screenwriter who was blacklisted in Hollywood’s golden age for his ties to the Communist party. The movie already has David James Elliot playing Hollywood icon John Wayne, Michael Stuhlbarg as actor Edward G. Robinson. There’s also Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. The cast also includes John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie
- Borys Kit
John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, Short Term 12) has signed on to co-star with John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, Scott Pilgrim) in Dan Trachtenberg‘s Valencia for Jj Abrams‘ Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures’ Insurge division. Of course with this being a Jj Abrams project, many of the details are being kept under wraps. Find out what we know about Dan Trachtenberg’s Bad Robot movie […]
- Peter Sciretta
Paramount had no comment on the casting.
The majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman who wakes up after a severe car accident and fears she has been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, tells her he saved her life and that there has been a terrible chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. As tensions rise, she decides she must escape regardless of the terrors that await outside.
Like all Insurge projects, the film will be budgeted at about $5 million to meet the company’s mandate of producing small-budget, »
- Justin Kroll
Before the senators of Alpha House return for their mid-season elections next month, brush up on where the four roommates left off last year — see why TV Guide’s Matt Roush called the show a “bawdy, brazen comedy” by a “master of satire” (that would be Doonesbury and Alpha House creator Garry Trudeau).
One of the top shows on Amazon Prime last year, you can now watch the entire first season with the just-released DVD. It’s a can’t-miss for fans of John Goodman, Trudeau and Amy Sedaris — or anyone who likes their politics purposely funny.
And stay tuned for the show’s second season – returning next month on Amazon Prime Instant Video – just in time for actual mid-season campaign finales. »
With Transformers: Age of Extinction arriving on Digital HD today, September 16, ahead of its Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release on September 30, we have an exclusive featurette that includes an introduction by stars Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz, plus a giveaway opportunity you won't want to miss.
The featurette is taken from the bonus feature A Spark of Design, where we see how the toy makers at Hasbro designed and created the immense Grimlock Stomp and Chomp toy, inspired by this action-packed sequel. If you want one of these action figures for yourself, then you're in luck, because we have a giveaway lined up where fans can win the Grimlock Stomp and Chomp toy plus a Digital HD code to watch Transformers: Age of Extinction on a number of different platforms. These prizes will go fast, so take a look at our exclusive video then read on to find out »
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