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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

4 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

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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)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire »

- Tom Stockman

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J.K. Simmons Stands as a Frontrunner For the Upcoming Oscars

30 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

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

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TVLine Items: Svu/Chicago Fire/Pd Crossover, Alpha Return Date and More

29 September 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The 10-episode second season of Amazon’s Alpha House — starring John Goodman (Roseanne) and Mark Consuelos (All My Children), among others — will premiere Friday, Oct. »

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Season Two Of Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’ Gets October 24th Release Date

29 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

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, »

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'Alpha House' Returns October 24th - Watch All 10 Episodes at Once

29 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

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.

Several familiar guest stars will also be returning this season, including Bill Murray, Amy Sedaris, Yara Martinez and Haley Joel Osment. »

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Season Two of Alpha House to Premiere October 24

29 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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. »

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Amazon's 'Alpha House' Gets October Premiere

29 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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 CohenPenn Jillette and U.S. senators John McCain

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- Natalie Jarvey

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3 New Featurettes From Transformers: Aoe Focus On Editing, Dinobots, & Voice Actors

25 September 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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, »

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Dan Trachtenberg’s Time Travel Heist Film Gets ‘Annabelle’ Writer

24 September 2014 8:14 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

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 GoodmanMary 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 ...

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10 One-Time Saturday Night Live Hosts Who Should Host Again

24 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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 »

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Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston enters The Great Wall talks

23 September 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bryan Cranston has entered early talks for The Great Wall.

The Breaking Bad star is in line to join Matt Damon in Zhang Yimou's Chinese epic, reports Deadline.

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.

Ed Zwick was formerly attached to direct The Great Wall last year, with Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker attached to star.

Cranston was recently seen in Legendary's Godzilla reboot. He will also appear in the upcoming Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo opposite Helen Mirren and John Goodman. »

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Dean O'Gorman Is Kirk Douglas In "Trumbo"

22 September 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"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.

Jay Roach is directing from a screenplay by John McNamara. Shooting is currently under way in New Orleans.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Trumbo' Casts 'Hobbit' Star Dean O'Gorman as Kirk Douglas

22 September 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dean O'Gorman, who stars in The Hobbit trilogy as the dwarf Fili, has signed on to portray legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas in the upcoming biopic Trumbo.

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.

Jay Roach is directing from a screenplay by John McNamara, »

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Casting Net: John Travolta to star in 'Life on the Line,' Peter Dinklage attached to 'The Thicket;' more

22 September 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, and Devon Sawa have signed on to star in Life on the LineDavid 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

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'Hobbit' Actor to Play Kirk Douglas in Bryan Cranston's 'Trumbo' (Exclusive)

22 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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John Gallagher Jr. Joins John Goodman & Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Dan Trachtenberg’s Bad Robot Movie ‘Valencia’

22 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

John Gallagher Jr. (The NewsroomShort 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 AbramsBad 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 […]

The post John Gallagher Jr. Joins John Goodman & Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Dan Trachtenberg’s Bad Robot Movie ‘Valencia’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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‘Newsroom’ Actor Joins Paramount and Bad Robot’s ‘The Cellar’ (Exclusive)

22 September 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Gallagher Jr. has joined Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman in Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot’s “The Cellar.”

Dan Trachtenberg will direct, with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot.

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.

Dan Casey wrote the most recent version of the script. Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken penned the original draft.

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

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‘Alpha House’ Returns Soon – Catch Up On Season One

16 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

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. »

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Giveaway: Win 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Grimlock Toy and Digital Download!

16 September 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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