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Monte Merrick Dies; Writer Penned 1990 film ‘Memphis Belle’

22 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monte L. Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter probably best known for the screenplay for the film “Memphis Belle,” died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer . He was 65.

The 1990 film “Memphis Belle,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starred Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz and Matthew Modine in the WWII story of the U.K.-based crew of a B-17 bomber who must go on one last mission, over the heavily defended city of Bremen, Germany.

Most recently, Merrick wrote the screenplay for the indie “Skating to New York,” released in December 2014.

He also penned the 1997 Disney TV version of “Oliver Twist,” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood; films including 1994 rodeo story “8 Seconds,” 1992 Tom Selleck starrer “Mr. Baseball” and the Lee Grant-directed 1989 dramedy “Staying Together”; and the TV movie “Miracle at Midnight.” His plays, produced Off Broadway in New York and throughout the country at regional theaters, »

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Monte Merrick Dies; Writer Penned 1990 film ‘Memphis Belle’

22 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monte L. Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter probably best known for the screenplay for the film “Memphis Belle,” died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer . He was 65.

The 1990 film “Memphis Belle,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starred Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz and Matthew Modine in the WWII story of the U.K.-based crew of a B-17 bomber who must go on one last mission, over the heavily defended city of Bremen, Germany.

Most recently, Merrick wrote the screenplay for the indie “Skating to New York,” released in December 2014.

He also penned the 1997 Disney TV version of “Oliver Twist,” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood; films including 1994 rodeo story “8 Seconds,” 1992 Tom Selleck starrer “Mr. Baseball” and the Lee Grant-directed 1989 dramedy “Staying Together”; and the TV movie “Miracle at Midnight.” His plays, produced Off Broadway in New York and throughout the country at regional theaters, »

- Carmel Dagan

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »

- Movie Geeks

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Tom Selleck Recalls His Start in Fox Talent Program

3 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With an acting resume that starts with such gem parts as “Stud” in the 1970 farce “Myra Breckinridge” and proceeds to his Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning work on the ’80s TV series “Magnum, P.I.,” Tom Selleck is marking his sixth decade in the biz. Currently co-starring in the fifth season of CBS’ “Blue Bloods,” Selleck recalls how United Airlines’ loss became American film and TV fans’ gain.

You were first mentioned in Variety when you were accepted into the 20th Century Fox “New Talent” program in 1967. Had you worked hard for this?

I was in my last semester of business school at USC. I was in management training for United Airlines. I had done a couple of commercials and was on “The Dating Game,” but I had never done a play in my life. My acting experience was zero.

But someone spotted your potential.

My commercials agent Don Schwartz sent me to Fox, »

- Steven Gaydos

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Celebrating cinema's 15 less famous killer robots

30 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...

"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.

It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."

Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.

But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »

- ryanlambie

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Royals, Grimm

25 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Vampire Diaries: ITV2, 9pm

There's more supernatural drama afoot in Mystic Falls as Bonnie reminisces over happier times.

When Jo goes missing, Alaric turns to Elena for help, and Caroline gets some shocking news.

Grimm: Watch, 9pm

Wu (Reggie Lee) is recruited when he finds out about the magical world of Wesen in this week's episode of the supernatural cop drama.

Meanwhile, Juliette undergoes serious transformations as she slowly becomes a Hexenbiest.

Blue Bloods: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

In former Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck's crime drama, the police discover a bomb in an elderly woman's house.

Meanwhile, a charity starts soliciting money for the NYPD, so Frank (Selleck) gets on the case.

The Royals: E!, 9pm

E! puts its spin on British royalty with a new drama about a modern royal family, starring Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena.

After Prince Robert, the heir to the throne, »

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Miles Teller Debuts Buff Bod for "Bleed For This" -- See His Shirtless Transformation

18 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Miles Teller is working hard for that body! The actor is set to play real-life World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza in "Bleed For This," a role that required a lot of time in the gym. The "Divergent Series: Insurgent" star talked about his transformation during a recent interview on "The Tonight Show," after Jimmy Fallon showed before-and-after photos of his chiseled physique. "This is just your head on my body," the comedian joked as the audience cheered. "Does that not look like me?," he asked as he covered Miles' face with his finger.   Teller also sports a mustache in the movie, which is something he struggled to grow! "I take a long time to grow some facial hair, man," he admitted. "Everyone has their strengths. I’m a great dancer, I have good hair, I don’t have, like, weird body hair." "I would love to grow a Tom Selleck mustache! »

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Miles Teller reveals incredible transformation for Vinny Paz boxing biopic

18 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Miles Teller has revealed his incredible transformation for his forthcoming role as world champion lightweight boxer Vinny Pazienza.

The 28-year-old Whiplash star shared a picture of his bulked up physique and impressive six-pack during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Speaking about being offered the role in the boxing biopic Bleed for This, Teller joked: "When they offered me the part, I was like, 'I can't grow a moustache, I'm not in very good shape..' I literally said, 'Are you sure?'"

Fallon produced a before-and-after shirtless snap of Teller flexing his biceps in the gym... which Teller let slip that Fallon had asked for.

When teased about his facial hair, he laughed: "I take a long to grow some... Facial hair, man! Everyone has their strengths - I'm a great dancer, I have great hair, I don't have weird body hair.

"I'd love to grow »

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Best of Late Night TV: Matthew McConaughey's VHS Ad, 'Catchphrase' Game, Shailene Woodley's Diet (Video)

17 March 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" is in Austin, Texas, and in a little boost to the local economy, he posted a tweet asking if any businesses might want him to help them produce a TV commercial. He went with Vulcan Video and shot a commercial starring a "local actor" named Matthew McConaughey. Everything is better with McConaughey. This is a must-watch especially when McConaughey shows up and gets in classic McConaughey mode.

Kevin Hart was on Jkl and talked about the time he tried to work out with the University of Texas football team and it was a little too much for him. He threw up. "I didn't even clean it up, »

- Gina Carbone

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An Emotional Blue Bloods Leads Frank to Consider a Controversial Stance

13 March 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tonight’s Blue Bloods (CBS, 10/9) takes a look at restorative justice, a process which, in part, offers an incarcerated offender the opportunity to face the victim and/or surviving kin, to in some way account for the harm that has been caused.

In this instance, NYPD police commissioner Frank Reagan (played by Tom Selleck) finds himself in a front row seat for the potentially volatile confrontation, setting the stage for an especially emotional hour.

RelatedIn Blue Bloods Two-Part Season Finale, Method Man Will Make Mayhem

“For cops, there are always cases that haunt them,” Selleck tells TVLine. “And in this one, »

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Dream Casting: 12 Former Action Stars We'd Love to See in 'The Expendables' TV Series

9 March 2015 12:39 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The explosive, action-packed world of The Expendables may be making its way to television, giving a score of former TV action stars a shot at career redemption.

According to Deadline, Sylvester Stallone, creator and star of The Expendables film franchise, is developing a spin-off series with Fox. Which raises the biggest question of all: Who will star in this wild ride?

Video: 'The Expendables 3' Stars Want Justin Bieber for the Next Film

Combing through the annals of action TV shows, we've compiled our dream list of former stars who could be called upon to take up arms once more and kick ass on our television screens.

1. Chuck Norris

If Norris isn't part of this, the world officially makes no sense. Sure, he and Stallone had their public differences after The Expendables 2, but the former Walker, Texas Ranger star is the perfect choice to bridge the gap between the film series and the small »

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The Expendables TV Series in the Works with Sylvester Stallone

6 March 2015 3:48 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While a fourth "The Expendables" installment is in early development, it will likely never be made since the third film only grossed $39 million domestically. But now comes word that the franchise is heading to television. Sylvester Stallone and "The Expendables" producer Avi Lerner signed on to executive produce the TV series, which Fox is developing. Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) is on board to write the script, which will focus on a team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist. There is still no cast attached, but the plan is to feature beloved TV action stars like Chuck Norris, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Selleck, Lucy Lawless, Scott Bakula, Jennifer Garner, and Mr. T. »

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Tom Selleck Collars More ‘Jesse Stone’ Pics in Hallmark Pact

5 March 2015 5:47 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In 2012, when CBS passed on airing more telepics in the “Jesse Stone” series after the eighth installment, Tom Selleck never shopped the property.

Selleck was eager to continue playing the rough-hewn police chief created by novelist Robert B. Parker, but he never picked up the phone, never took a meeting. He waited for the right buyer to come to him.

Finally, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel knocked on the door. Selleck wasn’t surprised, given that the cabler has run the sprockets out of the eight “Jesse Stone” pics made between 2005-2012.

“The ‘Jesse Stone’ movies aren’t cheap,” Selleck told Variety. “I basically said, ‘Here’s what I want.’ If anybody wants to do it, that’s what they have to give us. And unless somebody guarantees me a couple of pictures, where we can reinvigorate our audience and do something with production value, I’m not selling it again. »

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’24’ Star Leslie Hope to Recur on CBS’s ‘Blue Bloods’ (Exclusive)

5 March 2015 4:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Leslie Hope has been added to the cast of CBS’s “Blue Bloods,” TheWrap has learned. The actress will recur on the Tom Selleck-helmed police drama as a “no-holds barred” investigative reporter named Catherine Farrell. Hope is also set to reprise her role on FX’s “Tyrant,” where she plays Lea Exley. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 Currently on Season 5, “Blue Bloods” stars Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Tony Terraciano and Andrew Terraciano as a family of New York City police officers. The Emmy-nominated series was created by Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green. »

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Expendables TV Show will Unite Iconic Stars from the Small Screen

5 March 2015 2:22 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Sylvester Stallone’s latest Expendables film may have stuttered at the box office in the wake of pirates, but it seems the fun isn't over for the show's producer.

Fox is developing an Expendables television show with Stallone executive producing alongside the films’ producer Avi Lerner Shane Brennan (NCIS) to serve as showrunner.

The series is being described as "a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist. "

We can only speculate on who those iconic stars from television might include. Tom Selleck? Chuck Norris? Scott Bakula? I'm sure all would be up for an episode or 2.

More as it comes, folks!

Recommended Release: Expendables 3

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'Expendables' TV Show Planned with Stallone Producing

5 March 2015 11:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While there hasn't been any word yet on whether or not The Expendables 4 is moving forward, it was announced today that Expendables Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone is producing a new TV show based on the hit action series, this time uniting action icons of the small screen. This Expendables television event will follow a similar story as the movies, and is being produced for Fox. Sylvester Stallone will executive produce alongside the films' producer Avi Lerner. NCIS veteran Shane Brennan will serve as showrunner.

Ride Along duo Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward are writing and executive producing the TV adaptation alongside Shane Brennan. The show itself is described as 'a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.' Lionsgate TV will produce the miniseries along with CBS TV Studios, and Cbstv-based Shane Brennan Prods. »

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"Expendables" TV Series In The Works

5 March 2015 9:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fox is reportedly developing an event TV series based on "The Expendables" film franchise. Sylvester Stallone will executive produce alongside regular "Expendables" producer Avi Lerner and "NCIS" veteran Shane Brennan.

Brennan will serve as show runner and will write the series alongside Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward. The aim with the event series is to do for old TV action heroes what the films did for old movie action heroes, and the tone is said to be a fun action drama.

There is no cast attached or approached yet, but there's a lot of potential candidates for that list - Tom Selleck, David Hasselhoff, Richard Dean Anderson, Scott Bakula, Jeffrey Donovan, Lucy Lawless, Jennifer Garner, Kiefer Sutherland, etc.

A fourth and fifth instalment in the film series, along with a female-centric offshoot, are in various stages of development.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Slyvester Stallone to Produce 'The Expendables' Event Series for Fox

5 March 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Expendables" may be moving from the big screen to the small screen: Deadline reports that Fox is working on an event series based on the action franchise.

According to the trade, "Expendables" mastermind Sylvester Stallone is on board to executive produce the show, which would feature well-known television action stars of yore, in much the same way as the films have recycled '80s and '90s heroes. Per Deadline:

It is described as a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.

[...]

There is no cast attached or approached yet but the producers have plenty of beloved TV action stars to choose from: 'Walker, Texas Ranger''s Chuck Norris, who already is part of 'The Expendables' feature franchise, '24''s Kiefer Sutherland, 'Magnum, P.I.''s Tom Selleck, 'Xena''s Lucy Lawless, »

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Tom Selleck to Star in New Jesse Stone Movie, on a New Network

4 March 2015 8:10 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Blue Bloods patriarch Tom Selleck will portray Paradise Police Department chief Jesse Stone for a ninth time, but for the first time not on CBS.

Per our sister site Deadline, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel (fka Hallmark Movie Channel) has greenlit Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, with an eye on a fall premiere.

Selleck’s most recent turn as Jesse Stone circa May 2012 drew 12.8 million viewers for CBS, easily topping that Sunday night in total audience, but mustered just a 1.2 demo rating, placing it behind an America’s Got Talent rerun.

Related storiesTVLine Items: New Doctor Who Baddie, Shameless Upgrade, »

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New ‘Jesse Stone’ Movie Ordered By Hallmark; Tom Selleck Returns As Star

4 March 2015 7:14 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jesse Stone fans’ prayers have been answered — after a three-year break, the popular Jesse Stone TV movie franchise will resume with its signature star, Tom Selleck, on a new network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Hallmark has picked up Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise, a ninth movie in the detective series, which is in pre-production in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a fall 2015 premiere. The previous eight movies aired on CBS, which opted not to order more after No. 8, Jesse Stone… »

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