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Famous Monsters Podcast: Episode 3

15 December 2015 9:52 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Flash Gordon and Space: 1999 are in the spotlight as we delve deeper into the pages of the new Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Book-ending exclusive FM interview segments with Sam J. Jones and Martin Landau is lively banter with Bif Bang Pow! toys & collectibles co-founder/Flash super-fan Jason Lenzi, who joins in as our special guest. Hosted by Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine’s Executive Editor David Weiner alongside FM’s Caroline Stephenson, Jorge Marrero and Cameron Hatheway.

Flash Gordon discussion – [7:14]

Sam Jones interview – [39:43]

Flash Gordon toy talk – [46:22]

Space: 1999 discussion – [50:51]

Martin Landau interview – [1:10:30]

Space: 1999 toy talk – [1:14:47]

Buy Famous Monsters #283 here!

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- Cameron Hatheway

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Giveaway – Win A Copy Of Ted 2 Blu-ray And R-Rated Talking Plush Teddy Bear

15 December 2015 3:59 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more outrageous, Ted and his Bff are back in the hilarious, boundary-busting buddy comedy, Ted 2, coming to Digital HD on November 24, 2015, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 15, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The follow up to Ted, the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted 2 features more of the hysterically raunchy banter that has made writer-director-actor Seth MacFarlane an entertainment world powerhouse—as well as a touching story of brotherly love. Both the Blu-ray™ and DVD include an Unrated extended edition that features never-before-seen footage that was too rude for the cinema, but makes this year’s most outrageous comedy the perfect gift for fans of this very adult spin on a childhood icon.

“Funnier, wilder and even more naughty than the first movie!” according to Bill Zwecker, Wfld-tv (Fox), Ted 2 »

- Movie Geeks

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Exclusive Interview with Sam J. Jones on Ted 2 & Life after Flash

26 November 2015 3:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Seth MacFarlane’s Ted did something for Sam J. Jones (aka: The Man Forever Known as Flash Gordon) a couple of years back which would have previously been deemed impossible – namely to put the then 58 year-old actor firmly back into the pop culture consciousness. His small but hugely memorable part in that surprise box

The post Exclusive Interview with Sam J. Jones on Ted 2 & Life after Flash appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Adam Lowes

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‘Ted 2: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

23 November 2015 2:34 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane

When it comes to a Seth MacFarlane film, the easiest way to work out whether you’ll like it is to ask the simple question, do you like Family Guy? That is the level of humour you can expect; and with Ted 2 a live-action episode of Family Guy is exactly what you get…

When Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) decide they want to have a baby, they soon run into problems. When they decide to adopt, the state becomes aware of Ted’s existence and he finds himself ruled to be property, and not a human being. With John’s (Mark Wahlberg) help »

- Paul Metcalf

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Ted 2 Coming To Blu-ray On December 15, 2015

13 October 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more outrageous, Ted and his Bff are back in the hilarious, boundary-busting buddy comedy, Ted 2, coming to Digital HD on November 24, 2015, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 15, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The follow up to Ted, the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted 2 features more of the hysterically raunchy banter that has made writer-director-actor Seth MacFarlane an entertainment world powerhouse—as well as a touching story of brotherly love. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include an Unrated extended edition that features never-before-seen footage that was too rude for the cinema, but makes this year’s most outrageous comedy the perfect gift for fans of this very adult spin on a childhood icon.

“Funnier, wilder and even more naughty than the first movie!” according to Bill Zwecker, Wfld-tv (Fox), Ted 2 »

- Michelle McCue

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Prince Vultan in 'Flash Gordon': 'Memba Him?!

9 October 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Brian Blessed is best known for playing Prince Vultan the high flying leader of the Hawkmen -- seen here with Sam J. Jones as Flash -- in the 1980 action adventure classic "Flash Gordon." Guess what he looks like now!  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

40. Road to Perdition

One of the more surprising and lesser-known facts about Sam Mendes’ second film, Road to Perdition, is that it’s actually adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The plot follows Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), an Irish mob enforcer as he goes on the run with his son Michael Jr. after Jr. witnesses a murder and their family is killed in an effort to cover up any witnesses. There’s many great things in this film that standout, such as Jude Law’s creepy performance as assassin Harlen Maguire, one of Paul Newman’s final and finest performances as mob boss John Rooney, and Hollywood got an early look at the talent of Daniel Craig as the unstable Connor Rooney. However, it’s the climax that remains the most memorable thing in it, featuring some of the most iconic work from »

- Staff

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Nerd Alert: History of Batman Vs Superman and Comic-Con the Musical

15 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this whimsical Wednesday? We have a video breakdown tracking the conflict between Batman and Superman in the comics, Comic-Con gets its own bizarre musical and find out how to make your own versions of the Ant-Man costume and the sword from Kill Bill. Still not enough? We also have a comedian's bizarre petition to change the name of the nation's capitol to Washington Marvel, and Nick Offerman shows us his pizza farm. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

The History of Batman vs. Superman

The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight will do battle in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has more buzz than ever »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Ted 2 (2015)

7 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ted 2, 2015

Directed by Seth MacFarlane

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Barth, John Slattery, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton and Morgan Freeman.

Synopsis:

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.

After last summer’s horribly unfunny A Million Ways To Die In The West, many had begun to question writer/director Seth MacFarlane’s true abilities to turn animated success into film gold. There certainly seemed many positives for the Family Guy creator, not least the success of his film debut Ted in 2012, which grossed almost $550million worldwide. But his sophomore feature was a dud, and further doubts set in when the inevitable sequel for the fuzzy bear was announced.

MacFarlane had himself spoke many times about his (and »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘Ted 2′ Review

6 July 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane

2012′s Ted asked the important questions about what happens to a relationship when your partner’s best friend is a swearing teddy bear with the voice of Peter Griffin. The sequel, Ted 2, asks the important questions about the practicalities of knocking off a follow-up when your original film made more money than anyone could reasonably have expected.

We catch up with Ted and Marky Mark Wahlberg at the bear’s wedding to Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). Their marriage soon turns sour and after a predictably horrible incident at a sperm bank, they turn to adoption to reignite their relationship. At this stage, it is revealed that the government »

- Jack Kirby

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Film Face-off: 'Ted 2' vs 'Ted'

29 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Let's have a Ted talk. Sometimes, wishes do come true. For those who wanted to see more of the foul-mouthed teddy bear, your wish has been granted. Ted 2 hit theaters this weekend, though it might have had less to do with squeezing your eyes tight and hoping, and more about the 2012 Ted making caboodles of cash at the box office. Mark Wahlberg, the voice of Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton and the voice of Patrick Stewart are back. Let's find out how they compete with themselves in this week's Film Face-off of Ted vs. Ted 2.   Ted & John Ted A young John makes a wish and his teddy bear magically comes to life. After society bores of a magic bear, an adult John (Wahlberg) and Ted...

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- Jeff Bayer

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Film Review: ‘Ted 2’ is a Funnier Film Than it Deserves to Be

25 June 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – While it’s cruder and it can’t quite match the original “Ted,” “Ted 2” is still funnier than it has any right to be. It is unmistakably a Seth MacFarlane production, and there are a million reasons why this movie shouldn’t work, chief among them a plot that attempts to plop a foul mouthed talking teddy bear into a moralistic legal parable about civil rights. But I can’t deny I laughed throughout, almost despite myself.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

It’s less a movie than a collection of scenes strung back to back. After an elaborate and largely joyless Busby Berkeley inspired title sequence, the plot revolves around Ted and new wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). When they try to adopt a baby, the government challenges Ted’s personhood and declares him property instead. So Ted and buddy Mark Wahlberg enlist a pot-smoking civil rights lawyer (Amanda Seyfried) to take his case, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Ted 2' (2015) Movie Review

24 June 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Seth MacFarlane is funny, no doubt, but he's quickly proven he's not a filmmaker, or, at least not a very good one. Whether you love Ted or can even stomach A Million Ways to Die in the West, you may remember laughing at either film, but you won't come away believing they were made by a director with any kind of substantial control over storytelling, editing or direction. A Million Ways to Die in the West is best left forgotten, both comically and narratively, and Ted was about as cliche as they come outside of the fact it centered on a talking, drug and sex-addicted teddy bear with a foul mouth. Admittedly, the concept is comical, and in the early going the first film had its share of laughs before it became redundant and tiresome. That said, when it comes to Ted 2 I will admit I laughed even more. »

- Brad Brevet

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Film Review: ‘Ted 2′

24 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The magical teddy bear with the heart of gold and the mouth of potty is back in “Ted 2,” and so is writer-director-star Seth MacFarlane’s mischievous mojo, which went missing somewhere in last year’s mirthless comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” A sequel to MacFarlane’s surprise 2013 smash ($549 million worldwide), “Ted 2” is surely the last movie one would expect to find quoting from the anthropologist Dawn Prince-Hughes’ writings on the essence of human consciousness. But in its own, sweetly subversive way, this might be just the tolerance plea America needs right now — a movie that says, in effect, “Love thy plushie as thyself.” Fret not: Such high-mindedness has little diminished MacFarlane’s appetite for locker-room humor, gross-out sight gags and bounteous pop-culture in-jokes, which should make “Ted 2” the season’s go-to attraction for arrested-adolescent males of all ages, and continue Universal’s beary good summer box office. »

- Scott Foundas

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'Ted 2' Gets a 'Flash Gordon' Poster

22 June 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Original Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones appeared in the first Ted movie and he's set to return for Ted 2, hitting theaters this Friday, and either in celebration of the characters' love for the movie and its star or because it has something to do with the plot, a Flash Gordon-inspired poster for the sequel has arrived. Ted 2 finds the titular talking bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) getting married to Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), but when the couple decide they want to have a baby, in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law. Mark Wahlberg is back in the starring role along with Amanda Seyfried, Patrick Warburton, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert and Liam Neeson. I also wouldn't be surprised to see another Ryan Reynolds cameo. We'll know soon enough, the posters as well as a »

- Brad Brevet

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Ted 2’ With Mark Wahlberg

21 June 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated comedy sequel “Ted 2” starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane and Amanda Seyfried!

Ted 2,” which opens on June 26, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Dorn, John Slattery, Jessica Barth, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton and Bill Smitrovich from writer and director Seth MacFarlane and writer Alec Sulkin. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Ted 2” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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See Ted 2's Awesome Flash Gordon-Inspired Poster

21 June 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ted 2 hits theaters on Friday, but that doesn.t mean they.re done having fun in the pre-release media campaign yet. There.s a new poster for the upcoming comedy which will strike a chord with anybody who was a sci-fi fan in the 1980.s, especially if you.ve seen the first film. The poster via the Ted Facebook page, is a reproduction of the original 1980 Flash Gordon movie poster. Ted looks just as evil as Max von Sydow.s Ming the Merciless. Mark Wahlberg takes on the role of a slightly confused looking Flash Gordon, as played by Sam J. Jones, and Amanda Seyfried is in place as Melody Anderson.s character, Dale Arden. Sam J. Jones had a cameo as himself in the first Ted film as the talking bear and his best friend are big fans of the movie and jump at the chance to meet »

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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »

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Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Flash Gordon

15 April 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Following the success of X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn is in negotiations to direct Fox's Flash Gordon movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, based on the Alex Raymond 1930s sci-fi comic strip of the same name (which inspired Star Wars), has already seen a few iterations on film: It was first turned into a three-part film serial, starring Buster Crabbe as the the famous space explorer, in the '30s and, in 1980, was brought to the silver screen again (this time soundtracked by Queen) with Sam J. Jones in the title role. The comic strip follows Flash, his love interest Dale Arden, and scientist Hans Zarkov, who travel to the planet Mongo to fight its ruler, Ming the Merciless. »

- Dee Lockett

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Flash Gordon: Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Helm Space Adventure Story

15 April 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last April, 20th Century Fox picked up the rights to Flash Gordon, a 1930s comic strip chronicling the space adventures of a sports player turned intergalactic hero. The comic spawned film serials and most famously, a cult 1980 film starring Sam J. Jones. While the comic was highly influential, the movie isn’t particularly great, although it does have some campy charm. 20th Century Fox will likely be taking the story in a different direction as THR reports that Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct the Flash Gordon reboot. There are no details on what they’ll do with the story, although they’re currently working from a script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who previously did a draft for Star Trek 3. If Vaughn does sign on, it wouldn’t surprise me if he rewrote the script with writing partner Jane Goldman. Kingsman was a hit, »

- Matt Goldberg

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