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Imagine a twisted world in which Back to the Future, a zany fable starring Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly and John Lithgow as Doc Brown — a mad scientist with a pet chimpanzee — is released by Disney in May 1985. The film ends with Marty traveling to a nuclear test site in Nevada and escaping the past via time-traveling refrigerator.
Not to mix our references, but this would indeed be the darkest timeline.
- Hillary Busis
Hardcore movie fans love to play the what-if game. What if Robert Zemeckis had kept Eric Stoltz in the part of Marty McFly? What if Molly Ringwald had taken the Vivian Ward role in Pretty Woman? And, of course, what if Lindsay Lohan had been cast in The Avengers? Oh, you haven.t spent a lot of time thinking about that last question? Well, Lindsay Lohan certainly has. The actress brought it up during the latest episode of her Own docu-series. She apparently told her manager to look into finding her a part in the mega-blockbuster comic adaptation. He did. She felt really good about getting it, but the role she wanted instead went to "an unknown" because the suit didn.t bother pushing her hard enough. Here.s a portion of the actual quote. "Every day I'm not on a film set, I'm wasting my talent because that's what »
There is no worse moment for an actor than being fired from a role. Eric Stoltz is probably still raw about what happened on "Back To The Future," and no matter what the reason that happened, he will most likely always be raw about it. When you act, you're laying yourself pretty bare in terms of criticism. When someone rejects a performance, they're rejecting all the choices the actor made. When you're fired from something because it's just not what the director wanted, it has to feel very personal. It must hurt. When we attended the red carpet for the PaleyFest "Parks and Recreation" panel, we were expecting lots of jokes and energy from the show's remarkable cast. Our first few interviews went very well. But when Jim O'Heir stopped to talk to us, we ended up witness to a horrifying personal moment sprung on him at the worst possible time. »
- Drew McWeeny
Julia Stiles is back for a third season of "Blue," the story of a single mom/escort struggling to keep her two identities secret (and separate) in the web series, created for the female-focused original online channel Wigs.
Zap2it can exclusively reveal that the third season of the web series will be available in four longer-form episodes of 40-60 minutes each beginning Friday, March 28 on Hulu, Hulu Plus, WatchWIGS.com, Fox.com and the Fox Now app. Also debuting on March 28 will be a longer-form episode of the Wigs series "Paloma," written and directed by Stiles and starring Grace Gummer.
The new episodes of "Blue" co-star Eric Stoltz as a new love interest -- a client with whom Blue gets a little too close -- and Stiles' real-life sister, Jane O'Hara, as Blue's sister. Daren Kagasoff ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Alexz Johnson ("Instant Star") also join the cast, »
After a success festival circuit run that included Boston, Cannes Independent, Rhode Island, Savannah and more, the U.S. and Canadian rights to "Fort McCoy" were acquired today by Monterey Media. Based on a true story, the film centers on a family living next to a Nazi Pow camp in Wisconsin during World War II. Writer and co-director Kate Connor stars as the central figure's wife, based on her real-life grandmother. The cast also includes Eric Stoltz ("Pulp Fiction"), Lyndsy Fonseca ("Kick-Ass"), Camryn Manheim ("Ghost Whisperer") and Wes Anderson favorite Seymour Cassel. "We are thrilled to be working with Monterey Media with their rich tradition of championing beautiful award-winning films" said Connor. "Not only is it a personal film involving the history of my family, but it is our collective history as Americans, so we can’t wait to bring this untold story to a wider American audience with Monterey. »
- Taylor Lindsay
Youth Runs Wild! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing Amy Heckerling's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."Heckerling’s raucous 1982 high school comedy based on screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s book is a virtual template for the dozens of teen flicks produced in its wake. Co-starring longtime character actor Ray Walston as the strait-laced history teacher engaged in a one-sided war with Spicoli, the modern day Maynard G. Krebs (a reference that may fly over the heads of those under 50), the film served as a launching pad for a slew of young actors who went on to become some of the mainstays of the last few decades including Sean Penn as Spicoli, Nicolas Cage (billed as Nicolas Coppola), Forest Whittaker, Eric Stoltz and Jennifer Jason Leigh. »
- Trailers From Hell
"I’m red-haired. I have red hair. I got red hair. And, I’m proud of it, alright?"
When Michael Kittrell, a.k.a. Michael Copper, first turned the camera on himself to express his anger and frustration about a lifetime of being bullied because of his red hair and freckles, the world took notice and "The Angry Ginger" was born. Four years and 35 million views later, Kittrell has traded his simple life in Georgia for the neon glow of Hollywood as the star of our new reality series, Hollywood Hillbillies, premiering Tuesday, January 21st. Though Michael's no doubt in for a little culture shock, we feel confident that he will have no trouble finding his place in Hollywood considering so many of our favorite actors and actresses are also red-tressed.
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