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6 items from 2011

Catherine Hicks on the 25th Anniversary of 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'

1 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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It was Thanksgiving weekend, 1986. In the past, I had convinced my parents to take me to see the first three 'Star Wars' movies at the theater, but 'Star Trek' was another story all together. My father, particularly, hated science fiction -- he even fell asleep during 'Ghostbusters' -- so my pleas to see 'Trek' in a theater fell on deaf ears. That was until 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.' "That's the one with the whales?" my father asked. "Ok, that looks interesting." Yes, over time, "The One With the Whales" could easily replace "The Voyage Home" as the title of the fourth 'Star Trek' movie. But, it wasn't just "the one with the whales," it was also the movie that introduced Trek to a wider audience and introduced the character of Dr. Gillian Taylor, played by Catherine Hicks »

- Mike Ryan

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‘Dorfman’: World Premiere at 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival – Oct. 21

17 October 2011 10:05 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Hollywoodnews.com: Join us at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival. The festival will kick off with the world premiere of ‘Dorfman’at the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood.

Dorfman’ will premiere on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

About ‘Dorfman’: In the vein of Bridget Jones’s Diary, this is an antic, romantic comedy about twenty-seven-year-old Deb Dorfman, a lovable doormat, who is uprooted from the beige comfort of the suburban San Fernando Valley and caught up in the kaleidoscopic whirlwind of a newly revitalized downtown La. In the course of one week, while hoping to win the heart of her unrequited love interest, Deb changes in ways she never thought possible. In discovering the renaissance downtown, Deb ignites a renaissance of her own and profoundly transforms both herself and those around her.

To purchase tickets go here.

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- Molly Sullivan

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15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival unveils 2011 Line-Up

17 October 2011 6:55 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com:The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, has unveiled its line-up of finalists for this year’s festival, founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu announced today. The festival’s mandate is to bridge the gap between emerging independent filmmakers and established Hollywood, and includes features, documentaries and shorts.

The Hollywood Film Festival, which takes place October 21-24 at ArcLight Cinemas, will open on Friday, October 21, with the world premiere of “Dorfman,” a romantic comedy about Deb Dorfman who moves to Los Angeles and ends up igniting a renaissance of her own, while profoundly transforming both herself and those around her. The comedy was directed by Brad Leong and stars Sara Rue, Elliott Gould, Sophie Monk, Haaz Sleiman, and Catherine Hicks.

Special Tribute To “Footloose” Director Craig Brewer

In addition, to commemorate the 15th year of the Hff, director Craig Brewer, who »

- Josh Abraham

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16 Rejected 'Toy Story' Titles

24 August 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Lee Unkrich, recent director of Toy Story 3 and co-director of Pixar's Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, used his Twitter feed to share a list of 16 rejected titles for the very first Toy Story saying, "These are randomly picked from a list of Hundreds of brainstormed titles. We had an open call to studio employees, out of desperation." The New Toy Made in Taiwan Moving Buddies To Infinity and Beyond Wind-Up Heroes The Cowboy & The Spaceman Spurs & Rockets Following that list he also gave the following nine titles saying, "Now for some bottom-of-the-barrel rejected Toy Story titles..." After which he tweeted, "If you thought those were bad, there were hundreds of others. None were better than plain old Toy Story, so that's the title the world got." Bring Me The Arm of Buzz Lightyear Wind the Frog Rex's First Movie For the Love of Peep Toyz in »

- Brad Brevet

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MGM Dolls Up For "Child's Play" Reboot

29 March 2011 12:04 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, MGM is rebooting their "Child's Play" movie franchise, with a screenplay by Don Mancini, the original writer of all the previous "Child's Play" features.

"Child's Play" will start production after MGM reboots "Robocop" and "Poltergeist", with actor Brad Dourif ("Deadwood") returning to voice the demonically-possessed doll 'Chucky'.

The original "Child's Play", released in 1988, was directed by Tom Holland, starring Catherine Hicks and Chris Sarandon.

"...In Chicago, Illinois, while being chased by 'Detective Mike Norris' (Sarandon), 'Charles Lee Ray', a killer aka 'The Lakeshore Strangler' (Dourif), is shot and mortally wounded. Before dying, Ray takes cover inside a toy store, finding boxes of talking 'Good Guy' dolls,. Using a voodoo ritual, Ray transfers his soul into one of the dolls..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Monsterpalooza 2011

26 March 2011 5:06 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We tell you guys every year that one of the most badass conventions you should be attending is Eliot Brodsky's Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California; and once again we're putting two pairs of tickets where our mouth is. Read on for the details of how you can snag one of the pairs for yourself and a friend.

Monsterpalooza (official site here) runs April 8-10, 2011, at Marriott Burbank Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505. You can expect:

Award winning FX artists and celebrities. Monster related artwork displayed and sold. Special presentations. Walk-through Monster Museum.

To enter (and hopefully win), just hit us off with an E-mail Here that includes your Full Name And Mailing Address, and we'll do the rest. We'll notify both winners by Monday, April 4th, so they can make the appropriate plans. Just please note that this contest includes tickets only, not travel or hotel accommodations.

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- Uncle Creepy

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