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If the point of this episode was to prove that adults just muck things up, then mission accomplished. The season 2 premiere of The 100 re-introduces the remaining members of the 100 (just about half of the original number) to the concept of adult interference – in a major way. Whether you’re talking about a character who was “saved” by the mountain men, or just one of the lucky few that escaped the blast, things didn’t really go their way in “The 48″ – unless you’re Jasper (Devon Bostick), who got both chocolate cake and a love interest, in a single scene.
The adults from The Ark didn’t have any problem sacrificing these teenagers in the interest of their own survival, but now that they were forced down to Earth earlier than scheduled, they’ve apparently changed their tune. Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) has been on Earth for all of five »
- Lindsay Sperling
Larry Wilson is a man who's had more than one life, it seems. Originally a writer, he then moved to development and the world of studio executives. And then? He moved back to writing, with Beetlejuice, which he also co-produced.
Here, he chats to us about his new webseries Cindy, as well as taking us back to the days of Beetlejuice, of bringing James Cameron to Aliens, and how Young Sherlock Holmes - a film based on his idea - was a disappointment to him.
Oh, and there's that Beetlejuice sequel too...
Let's start with what you're up to now, your webseries Cindy. I understand you pitched it originally to Nickelodeon, but it sounds like a show that's been swimming in your head for a while now. Can you tell us a bit about it? »
As we celebrate Columbus Day, our movie-loving thoughts naturally turn to the great seafaring explorers of the past, those intrepid adventurers who courageously sallied forth across boundless bodies of water, hoping to discover new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one had gone before… long before Captain Kirk uttered those words aboard the Starship Enterprise. Christopher Columbus was honored in the United States as far back as 1792, when the 300th anniversary of his landing was celebrated in New York City and beyond. In recent years, protestors have raised questions about whether Columbus is worthy of being honored, especially in view of the devastating effect that colonization had upon indigenous peoples. Thus, it seems appropriate to start with a film that...
- Peter Martin
Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the United States marking Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Stars are sharing a range of opinions about the day -- from cheerful recognition to outright annoyance. Quite a few have expressed frustration that Columbus is credited for "discovering" a land already populated, an event that led to the extreme mistreatment of Native Americans. See here, and share your own thoughts. »
- Shari Weiss
If you've been following social media at all today, you may have heard of Indigenous People's Day. It's essentially an effort to re-brand the second Monday in October - taking the focus off what is traditionally a holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus and putting it on the people who were, you know, already inhabiting the area that he popularly gets credit for discovering. Seattle and Minneapolis are the two most visible cities currently leading the charge: Last week, the Seattle City Council voted to rename the holiday in order to honor "the thriving cultures and values of Indigenous Peoples in our region, »
Christopher Columbus may have been stoked when he reached the shores of the Americas, but unfortunately for him, he was born before the dawn of television — and therefore would be totally confounded by TVLine’s Quotes of the Week.
Lucky for you, you can discover a whole new world of zingers, retorts and one-liners from the last seven days of the magical box.
This time around, we’ve got double doses of Arrow and Sleepy Hollow, wiener jokes from How to Get Away With Murder and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a gay history lesson courtesy of Awkward, a Mars-Venus lesson on Mulaney, »
Cj Entertainment, which is enjoying its biggest ever year at the box office, has unveiled another powerhouse slate for 2014-15.
Kicking off in December, it will release “Ode to My Father,” a big-budget drama that marks the return to directing of Jk Yoon, who previously directed disaster movie “Haeundae” but has recently operated more as a producer. The picture stars Hwang Jung-min (“New World”), “Lost” star Kim Yunjin and Oh Dal-su (“The Attorney,” “The Thieves”).
Hwang also stars in two other major pictures for Cj. In July, the company will release Ryoo Seung-wan’s action thriller “The Veteran,” with Hwang and Yoo Ah-in; and Lee Seok-hoon’s climbing adventure “Himalayas,” with Hwang and Jung Woo.
At its party Saturday night, Cj also revealed Korean releases for the first two films emanating from the Vietnamese production slate it’s building in support of its Cj-cgv multiplexes and distribution operations in Vietnam. »
- Patrick Frater
Remember when Summer blockbusters weren’t just comic book adaptations and sequels? When high concept, crazy huge ideas dominated the multiplexes? It feels like its been forever but Chris Columbus‘ 2015 release Pixels is exactly that. Yes, it’s an adaptation of a short film, but the big idea is pure Summer blockbuster. When classic video game […]
The post Exclusive: Sony Betting Big On ‘Pixels’, Trailer Will Be Attached To Third ‘Hobbit’ Film appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
News: Why NCIS is the No. 1 Show in the World
Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly) is the most popular male on television according to his Q score (the metric used to determine appeal of celebrities, brands and TV shows), but he meets his match on NCIS this season when Gonzalez shows up.
Weatherly was being a little modest, considering his recent 35-pound weight loss.
Pics: Shocking Weight-Loss Transformations
Gonzalez's appearance seems to be a part of an effort »
If I had to pick my favorite animated film of all time, I would probably end up going with Disney's Beauty And The Beast. It was not one I watched much as a kid. The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are where my Disney nostalgia attachments lie. However, when I was about fifteen or sixteen, I revisited the movie and took on a whole new appreciation for it, particularly considering that I learned so much about how musicals should operate. The music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman is lush and filled with character. It drives conflict and story in a way that makes its pace never let up. The film never sits back and spins its wheels in a redundant song, which is why the extended edition of the movie that came out including the song "Human Again" does not work as well. Upon first hearing »
- Mike Shutt
With the entire eighties serving as a ripe platter for studios to reboot beloved classics, its no surprise that Gremlins has been touted as one such property. For years now an attempted reboot to the deranged mini-monster series has been in development. In fact, back in July, original screenwriter Chris Columbus was rumoured to be producing the alleged remake – but nothing has since been confirmed.
Today, The Playlist revealed in an interview with original director Joe Dante that the man behind the puppets isn’t coming out to play again:
“I am not involved with it. It’s something that we hear about every six months for the past five to ten years. I know there have been many attempts to do it. It’s tricky because the rights are jointly owned by Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, so you’ve got to jump through two hurdles to get your idea approved. »
- Gem Seddon
The New York-set story centers on a man in need of a place to live, who’s given the chance to house-sit in exchange for free rent. He discovers the house is occupied by the man’s elderly mother Flo, who is part of the deal. [Source: Deadline]
Chris Columbus is set to produce and possibly direct the Holocaust refugee story "Exodus 47" for Crystal City Entertainment, 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment. Mark Friedman penned the script, based on the autobiography of a Baptist minister who was on a worn-down steamer on its mission to deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom in 1947.
The ship picked up 4,500 refugees from the French port of Sete but was turned back near Palestine. The plight of the refugees, »
- Garth Franklin
Chris Columbus has a reputation for throwing his producing weight behind dramas that delve into history, including The Help and The Butler. He is now turning his attention to a true-life Holocaust refugee story, starting development on Exodus 47.Mark Friedman is adapting the script from John Grauel’s autobiography. Grauel was a Baptist minister who was aboard the steam ship Exodus 47 on a mission to help deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom shortly after World War II. The ship loaded 4,5000 refugees at the French port of Sète but was turned back near Palestine.The refugees ended up in internment camps in Cyprus, but their story ended up playing a major role in the creation of Israel in 1948. “I am really excited about the chance to bring Exodus 47 to the screen,” Columbus tells Variety. “I find it astounding that this particular and very real version of the Exodus story has never been turned into a movie. »
Producers are Ari Daniel Pinchot for Cce along with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe and Jennifer Blum for 1492. Robert M. Johnson, Stuart Avi Savitsky and Jonathan Rubenstein will exec produce.
Mark Friedman will write the script, based on the autobiography of John Grauel, a Baptist minister who was on the Exodus 47 on its mission to deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom in 1947. The ship, a worn-down steamer, picked up 4,500 refugees from the French port of Sete but was turned back near Palestine.
The plight of the refugees, who were taken to interment camps in Cyprus, played a key role in the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
“We’ve always been drawn to inspirational stories about selfless individuals who give of themselves for something greater and this story certainly has those characteristics, »
- Dave McNary
As the director behind the final four Harry Potter films starting with Order of the Phoenix, filmmaker David Yates was likely the most well-versed filmmaker in Potter lore. Chris Columbus kicked the franchise off with the first two films, Alfonso Cuaron brought a maturity and unique artistic quality to the series, and Mike Newell injected his inherent Britishness into the franchise, but it was Yates who handled the conclusion of The Boy Who Lived. And so it’s fitting that it now looks like he will get to start a Harry Potter franchise of his own, as news comes that Yates is in talks to helm the first installment in the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. More after the jump. There was no way that Warner Bros. was going to let go of the most successful film franchise in history after the release of Harry Potter and »
- Adam Chitwood
When die-hard Sherlockians - or Holmesians, depending on your taste - hear the name Nicholas Rowe, they're bound to think of the Scottish actor's turn as the young Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes, the 1985 movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Christopher Columbus. Most thought his days as Holmes ended then when he was 19, but thanks to an ingenious cameo in next year's Mr Holmes, he will return as the great consulting detective at the age of 47... in a rather wonderful fashion.The story of Mr Holmes, which director Bill Condon adapted with Jeffrey Hatcher from Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind, takes place in 1947 when Holmes is 93, long retired to his Sussex beekeeping and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. Within this world, Holmes is as famous as you'd expect, and has had movies made of his life. It's in one of these films, »
She was one of Robin Williams' youngest costars, but it's clear the actor made a big impact on Mara Wilson's life.While she was only six when "Mrs. Doubtfire" came out in 1993, Wilson -- who played one of the late actor's children -- says their time together is all coming back to her after Robin's passing."Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing, and brilliant," she writes in a new post on her blog. "While it can be hard for me to remember filming Doubtfire, I’ve been flooded with memories in the past few days."Those memories include the comedic genius ad-libbing on set."Chris Columbus, our director, would let Robin perform one or two takes with what was written, then do as many more takes as Robin had variations," Wilson explains. "Sometimes I wonder why they didn’t give him at least partial screenwriting credit. »
- tooFab Staff
Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel Likely Cancelled
Mrs. Doubtfire, one of Williams’ most beloved roles, is a family classic, and talk of a sequel has been around for years. Mrs. Doubtfire 2 was reportedly in early stages of development, with director Chris Columbus tied to the project. Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum was working on the script for Fox, but neither Williams nor Columbus had officially signed on to the project. However, the film is reportedly unlikely to get made in light of Williams’ passing. Fox has yet to make an official decision regarding the project, but it’s unclear whether or not Columbus would return to the story without his star.
Following Williams’ death, Columbus released a statement calling Williams “one of this generation’s greatest actors.”
Columbus went on to praise Williams as a true comedic genius, »
After committing suicide on Monday, Robin Williams left us with four yet-to-be-released films, including "Night at the Museum 3." But there was one high-profile sequel that the actor was attached to star in. That sequel is "Mrs. Doubtfire 2." The script has been written by David Berenbaum and Chris Columbus was set to return as director. It looked like the movie was all set to go into production soon, but now it seems that nobody is willing to proceed without Williams. Berenbaum had reportedly met with Williams in recent months and was working on a second draft of the script. It's still possible that the film may get a reboot with a different actor, but those decisions won't be made any time soon. »
Best friends Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler have a new rivalry to look forward to, as the Funny People pair find their two big summer 2015 releases going head-to-head at the box office. Sony Pictures has decided to move their video game comedy Pixels, starring Sandler, right into the path of Amy Schumer's aptly titled Trainwreck, directed by Apatow.
Originally set for release on May 15, 2015, Pixels is getting pushed further into next summer, now landing on the July 24, 2015 weekend, where it will face not only Amy Schumer's big theatrical debut, but also MGM's Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris.
Pixels was originally set to open opposite Mad Max: Fury Road, which earned a lot of buzz coming out of Comic-Con this past July, and the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, which comes with a diehard built-in audience of Barden Bella faithfuls.
With a great comedic »
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