14 items from 2014
Recently, ABC dished out the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Mistresses" episode 9 of season 2, The episode is entitled, "Coming Clean," and it sounds like things will get very interesting and dramatic as April's past comes back to haunt her. She also gets followed, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: A shocking phone call will bring April’s past back to haunt her. She is going to be even more rattled when it appears that a strange man is shadowing her every move. Savi is going to take Josslyn's advice and reaches out to her long-absent dad (guest star John Heard). Karen will struggle to get Anna to open up and tell the truth, and Toni is going to have some news for Dom. Guest stars will feature: John Heard as Bruce Sappire, Matthew Del Negro as Jacob, Rebeka Montoya as Antonia Ruiz, Catherine Haena Kim as Anna Choi, »
Title: Earth To Echo Director: Dave Green Starring: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford. If E.T. were to be narrated today, ‘Earth To Echo,’ would definitely not do it justice. Dave Green’s flick mishmashes classics of sci-fi with more recent youth movies, such as ‘Super 8’ and ‘Stand By Me,’ to explore the theme of friendship and xenophobia. The story that “echoes” Spielberg’s great extraterrestrial films, narrates the “close encounters of the third kind,” of a bunch of youngsters who stumble upon the tech-version of a cute complaisant alien. The juveniles receive a bizarre series of encrypted messages and decide to embark on an adventure with the [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Directed by Dave Green
Written by Henry Gayden
The new children’s film, Earth to Echo, wants to be a Millennial version of E.T., but it sacrifices emotion in favor of realism. The end result is a one-dimensional robot that will disappoint younger children, and a repetitive action story that will bore older kids. Its heart may be in the right place but there’s just not enough imagination or excitement to clear this movie for launch.
Earth to Echo’s premise is rooted in the two predominating traits of pre-adolescent boys; insecurity and recklessness. Insecurity plagues our three heroes, Tuck (Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley), Alex (Teo Halm) and Munch (Reese Hartwig), as a looming construction project threatens to uproot their entire town and separate them forever. When the three boys decipher a map-like signal embedded in their cellphones, it provides the perfect excuse for reckless rebellion »
- J.R. Kinnard
When watching a release from a first-time director, it's always difficult to know exactly what to expect. Judging by the previews, you might have expected Earth to Echo to be a sophisticated, effects-driven grand adventure on the scale of The Goonies or Et: The Extra-Terrestrial. What you'll get is a charming mashup that pulls its strongest influences from classics like Et, The Goonies and The Iron Giant but never finds enough of its own identity to become more than an "echo" of those sources.
Director Dave Green and writer Henry Gayden, who both worked on the small screen on the series Zombie Roadkill, have assembled a talented cast of relative unknown child actors including Teo Halm (Alex), Brian Bradley (Tuck), Reese Hartwig (Munch), and Ella Wahlestedt (Emma). The most recognizable face is the adult villain Dr. Madsen played by the unlikely Jason Gray-Stanford, best known as police Lt. Randy Disher in Monk. »
- Mike Saulters
Arriving in theaters July 2 is the new family sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo from Relativity Media, which follows a trio of young friends whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of an extraterrestrial. Astro, Reese C. Hartwig and Teo Halm star as Tuck, Munch and Alex, three lifelong pals who begin receiving bizarre signals on their cell phones, which leads to their discovery of an alien they call Echo. They team up with another friend Emma (Ella Wahlestedt) to find out why Echo is here, and help him to get back home before it's too late.
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One of the hardest things about the way this generation of filmmakers has internalized the movies that inspired them is that watching their movies can sometimes feel like you're reading a laundry list of the things that they saw when they were younger, rather than watching something where all of those influences have crystallized into something new. "Earth To Echo" could accurately be described as a "found-footage" riff on "Explorers" and "E.T.", and that description would certainly impart something of the film to someone. But the thing that "Earth To Echo" most accurately reflects from the best of the '80s movies that continue to linger with viewers, even 30 years after many of them first hit theaters, is that sense of something genuine about the kids. When I look at "E.T.", the first thing that strikes me as remarkable is just how right Spielberg got all of the kids in the film. »
- Drew McWeeny
“I couldn’t really drive it because I’m under age, but they had it rigged with a stunt driver in the back,” said Halm. “So I was up there and it was super scary, because if I touched anything the car would veer off the road.”
Halm also couldn’t contain his excitement when asked about the World Cup.
“Oh my gosh! I’ve been super busy with this, but in between every interview I’ll be looking at my phone to see the scores. I’m a huge Belgium fan, I have no Belgian ties in my family, but they are such a good squad this year,” he said. “There are too many matches! »
- Nikara Johns
Boasting the dubious distinction of being the first found-footage adventure made for family audiences, “Earth to Echo” reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound. Tyro helmer Dave Green wears his ’80s-era Amblin inspirations on his sleeve in this good-hearted “E.T.”-meets-”Chronicle” hybrid, which never quite finds its own voice. A little picture bravely expected to enter the summer wide-release skirmish a few days after the latest “Transformers” installment, “Echo” looks likely to get steamrolled at the box office by more substantial studio product.
Developed and produced by Disney under a cloud of secrecy as the “Untitled Wolf Adventure” back in summer 2012, the relatively low-budget pic was quietly sold to Relativity last year when the Mouse House reportedly didn’t know what to do with it. Those concerns appear to have been well founded, based on the finished product’s likable »
- Geoff Berkshire
Boasting a dubious distinction as the first found footage adventure made for family audiences, the gentle sci-fi shenanigans of “Earth to Echo” reach for the stars but the rote result is decidedly earthbound. Tyro helmer Dave Green wears his ’80s era Amblin inspirations on his sleeve for this good-hearted “E.T.” meets “Chronicle” hybrid that never quite finds its own voice. A little picture bravely expected to enter the summer wide release skirmish a few days after the latest “Transformers” installment, “Echo” looks likely to get steamrolled at the box office by more substantial studio product.
Developed and produced by Disney under a cloud of secrecy as the “Untitled Wolf Adventure” back in summer 2012, relatively low budget pic was quietly sold to Relativity last year when the Mouse House reportedly didn’t know what to do with it. Those concerns are borne out by a likeable but low wattage cast and »
- Geoff Berkshire
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret. Watch as the alien Echo plays twenty questions in the action-packed latest trailer before Earth to Echo hits theaters nationwide this July. »
Relativity Media has debuted a new poster for Earth to Echo, which reveals the mysterious alien being at the heart of this family friendly sci-fi adventure. Paying homage to the Amblin hits of the 80s, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and *batteries Not Included, the story follows a group of best friends who begin receiving encoded messages on their cell phones after a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood. Unable to convince their parents that something strange is afoot, they set out to crack the code, and soon discover a mysterious being from another world that desperately needs their help. This epic journey will change the lives of Tuck, Munch and Alex forever!
Earth to Echo comes to theaters July 2nd, 2014 and stars Teo Halm, Astro, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Cassius Willis, Drake Kemper, Mary Pat Gleason. The film is directed by Dave Green. »
Season five of Justified is a wrap, and although it carried with it a certain subtle charm, the most exciting aspect of this season may very well be what’s coming next. With only one outing left to go, the series is looking to tie up loose ends before sending Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) off into the sunset that is southern Florida, and it’s surely (crosses fingers) going to make for some compelling television come next winter. Too bad the writers couldn’t have come up with a more kitschy way to spend this season, which seemed more like a vast state of limbo for our gun-toting cowboy-esque Marshall than a stepping stone toward anything tangible. In retrospect, season five will go down as a small offering in a larger frame of reference.
It’s not that the Crowe story arc didn’t posses all the charms necessary to make for a good season, »
- Lindsay Sperling
When four friends all discover a mysterious map on their cell phones, it leads to an out-of-this-world revelation in the second trailer and two photos for Earth to Echo, following the first footage released in December. Teo Halm, Astro, Reese C. Hartwig and Ella Wahlestedt star as four ordinary kids whose journey leads them to an extraordinary alien life form they call Echo in this modern-day sci-fi thriller that pays homage to classics such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, *batteries Not Included, Explorers and, most recently, Super 8. Check out the photos and footage as these youngsters embark on a quest to save their extra-terrestrial friend from shadowy government forces in director Dave Green's upcoming film, arriving in theaters July 2.
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. »
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Justified’s season 5 premiere, “A Murder of Crowes,” stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, executive producer Graham Yost — who cowrote the episode, directed by Michael Dinner, with Ep Fred Golan — takes us inside the writers room.
Entertainment Weekly: As the writers convened for season 5, you began to talk about the things you wanted to do before the series ends its run (currently planned for six seasons). In addition to spending more time with Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), you wanted to pay tribute to the Crowe clan.
Graham Yost: »
- Mandi Bierly
14 items from 2014
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