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A Mighty Ducks TV series is in early development at ABC Signature Studios

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Author: Zehra Phelan

90’s Disney box office success, The Mighty Ducks, could be set for a revival with a new TV series on the franchise being in the works at ABC signature studios.

With a script yet to be written for the TV show, there are no cast members attached. Whether Estevez will be returning to reprise his role is still to be discussed.

Original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill has been appointed to pen the script in-house at ABC Signature. Brillstein Entertainment’s George Heller and Brad Petrigala will, like Brill, be credited as executive producers.

Directed by Stephen Herek and starring Emilio Estevez, the original film followed the reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Estevez) after he gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice but isn’t eager to return to hockey. A point hit
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Revisiting Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman

Carley Tauchert Mar 15, 2017

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman was silly, joyful fun. We take a fond look back at the 1990s series...

A flash of red cape, the S sitting proudly on the chest, the warrior of Truth, Justice and the American Way, Superman has always been the most recognisable and iconic of all the superheroes. After many changes on-screen over the years from the All-American hero in the 1978 movie to the recent darker and moodier version, you'd be hard pressed to go anywhere on the planet and find somebody who had never heard of the Man of Steel.

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The character has had many faces and been in many decades and settings, but one of the best that deserves a bit more love and a lot more praise is that of
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‘My Cousin Vinny’ 25th Anniversary: Behind the Scene That Won Marisa Tomei Her Oscar

‘My Cousin Vinny’ 25th Anniversary: Behind the Scene That Won Marisa Tomei Her Oscar
Watch this,” Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini says about his surprise witness fiancee during the climax of “My Cousin Vinny” — which marks its 25th anniversary on Monday. What comes next is a priceless cinematic moment courtesy of Marisa Tomei — though her unforgettable Oscar-winning moment almost didn’t happen at all. In the scene, Tomei’s Mona Lisa Vito has just taken the stand in a courtroom where Vinny is the legal representation for two young men who are on trial for murder. She shoots an apathetic eye roll at the prosecution’s Mr. Trotter (Lane Smith) before dismantling his “bullsh– question.
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It Came From The Tube: Dark Night Of The Scarecrow

TV is usually the first portal for horror when you’re a kid. At least it was for me; pre internet horror was found either: a) at the movies, b) in comic books, or c) the idiot box. And before we were allowed to see big screen horror, TV scratched that itch. Saturday mornings had Scooby Doo, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and various other shows, animated or not, to quench our growing curiosity for the weird, creepy, and unusual. But if we were lucky enough to be able to watch after 9 pm, things got much more interesting.

Terrifying stories of miniature monsters, witchcraft, Satanism, and creepy cults awaited our bloodshot eyes. TV was absolutely inundated with horror, channels dripping with malicious behavior in the form of weekly shows or made for TV movies. Of course, the networks (the big – and only – three: ABC, NBC, and CBS) back then had
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A “Renny Harlin Horror”Double Feature Adventure: Prison/A Nightmare On Elm Street 4!!

Alright fright fanatics, it’s Double Feature Adventure time. While my usual sidekick Natty isn’t along for the ride this time (she’s currently hard at work writing the next Pauly Shore film. Not really, but hey, she has big dreams, ok?), I had a jonesin’ for the early horror entries from Finnish director (and obviously my best friend, if only in my childhood dreams), Lauri Mauritz Harjola Aka Renny fucking Harlin. Now before you crazed readers call me out on this one, just take a second and try your hardest to mind-erase the last few films that Harlin has done, and think about how at one time, he was The go-to guy for action films in the ’90s. It would be a lie if I told you that I don’t completely love everything the man did from 1988 to 1999 (which a definite exception given to 1995′s Cutthroat Island,
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Review: Prison (Blu-ray)

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“I got the habit of drinking Lysol in Gainesville in ’49. You ever been to Florida? I never saw the beach.” Cresus (Lincoln Kilpatrick) tells this to Burke (Viggo Mortensen) in a rather sad confession of a lifer. The two are recently assigned cellmates at a newly reopened penitentiary, which looks like a set from an Aip film starring Vincent Price in the 1960’s.

The American directing debut of Renny Harlin tells the story of a prison haunted by the ghost of an executed inmate. This ghost however is as much of the psychological as it is the external; the men in this prison are haunted by their own past, present, and the horrors of the future.

Produced by Charles Band for Empire Pictures in the late 1980’s, Prison is one of the studio’s smartest films. C. Courtney Joyner contributes a surprisingly deep screenplay for a supernatural horror film. The large ensemble cast,
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[Home Invasion] Blu-Ray & DVD Releases for February 19, 2013

Home Invasion is a weekly post every Tuesday which shows you what is being released on Blu-Ray & DVD today! We scoured through Amazon to bring you everything you might be interested in. Our Picks of the Week are releases that we are looking forward to checking out, have reviewed and/or were are Picks of the Week on the Dtb Podcast. All descriptions are courtesy of


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Based on real events the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4 1979 as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking 52 Americans hostage. But
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Exclusive: Renny Harlin Looks Back at Prison and Nightmare 4, Ahead to Dyatlov Pass Incident, and More!

While many horror fans know Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin best for his efforts on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, that wasn't the director's first foray into the genre world.

Shortly before signing on with New Line for Noes 4, Harlin first helmed the supernatural thriller Prison for producers Charles Band and Irwin Yablans.

A cult classic that never even made it to DVD, Prison will be celebrating its Blu-ray release on February 19th courtesy of Shout! Factory, and to mark the occasion, Dread Central recently had the opportunity to chat exclusively with Harlin about the release and his experiences making both Prison and Dream Master and caught up on what's ahead for the man behind such classic actioners as Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight and one of this writer's personal favorites- Deep Blue Sea (my hat is like a shark's fin, yo!).

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Blu-ray and DVD Release Details for The Video Dead, TerrorVision, and Prison

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In a very short period of time, Scream Factory has become the number one company to watch for cult horror releases. They have new titles planned every month and, in February, we’ll see the release of TerrorVision, The Video Dead, and Prison. We covered the initial announcement and we’re back with details on the presentation, bonus features, and cover artwork:

“Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a journey filled with thrills, chills and 80s high-camp spills when Prison (starring Viggo Mortensen in an early career role) and a double feature presentation of Terrorvision and The Video Dead debut on home entertainment shelves everywhere on February 19, 2013. Prison Collector’s Edition and Terrorvision/ The Video Dead Double Feature are presented in Two Blu-ray + DVD combo packs. Each boasts original theatrical key art, anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and exciting bonus content.

Available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD,
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More Updates from Scream Factory: Blu-ray Artwork for The Nest & Deadly Blessing; Prison Announced for 2013

Over the last couple of days The Scream Factory's Facebook page has been revealing the artwork for their upcoming Blu-rays of The Nest and Deadly Blessing. In addition, today being Friday, they also announced another new release for us to look forward to: 1988's Prison.

Prison was directed by Renny Harlin and stars Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lane Smith, Kane Hodder, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, and Tom Everett. Look for it sometime in 2013.

Prison Synopsis:

After Charles Forsythe (was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all,
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Alec Baldwin to Broadway in 'Orphans' post '30 Rock'

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Alec Baldwin has decided to trade TV for the stage when "30 Rock" wraps at NBC. It was announced Wednesday (June 27) that he has been cast in play, "Orphans," by Lyle Kessler and directed by Daniel Sullivan.

This is not Baldwin's first foray onto the Great White Way. He first appeared on Broadway back in 1992 as Stanley Kowalski in a production of "A Streetcar named Desire." He has also appeared on Broadway in "Twentieth Century" and "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and appeared in a Guild Hall production of "Equus" in 2010 in East Hampton, N.Y. 

The upcoming seventh season of "30 Rock" will be the show's last and it will most likely wrap shooting before Baldwin debuts in "Orphans" in the spring of 2013. "Orphans" is about two orphaned brothers who kidnap a wealthy older man (Baldwin), who then becomes a father figure to them. The two brothers have not yet been cast.

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It Came From 1980 X: Dark Night Of The Scarecrow

Talk about a miracle of Made-For-tv goodness. Dark Night of the Scarecrow was released in 1981 to the CBS audience at large. It was released on October 24th no less, my birthday. I would have been one year old. I definitely did not catch this on the evening movie; I was probably keeping my parents from sleeping. While its really no more than a simple revenge film, the method and scope of the revenge is brutal, haunting… its damn near terrifying. Let’s not forget that this classic was virtually lost for nearly thirty years even with a small VHS run in the 80′s. It was released again in 2010 on DVD and horror history has thus been preserved. It Came From 1980 X needs you to consider picking this up on DVD and enjoying what is no longer a forgotten classic. It is remembered with love and terror.

Synopsis (straight out of the Amazon…
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Albert Brooks Pitches "The Scout"

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The Anchor Bay Entertainment re-release of director Michael Ritchie's 1994 comedy feature "The Scout", starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD :

"..'Al Percolo' (Brooks), is a talent scout for the New York Yankees whose latest recruit (Michael Rapaport) has just vomited on the field and fled. Sent to Mexico as punishment by his boss (Lane Smith), Percolo finds phenomenal young pitcher 'Steve Nebraska' (Brendan Fraser). Before he can get back to the Big Apple, however, Percolo gets pink-slipped by the Yankees, so he offers Nebraska as a free agent. After a stellar tryout, Nebraska is signed for millions. Soon after, he starts to exhibit odd behaviors that may be linked to psychological problems. A psychiatrist (Dianne Wiest) hired by the ball club wants Nebraska in daily therapy, so Percolo ends up babysitting a mentally unstable pitcher..."

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‘The Mighty Ducks’ – A Slapstick Class Struggle With Heart

The Mighty Ducks

Directed by Stephen Herek

Written by Steven Brill

imdb, USA, 1992


To mark my guest appearance on Josh Speigel‘s Mousterpiece Cinema podcast to talk about The Mighty Ducks, I decided to jot down my own thoughts about the film, much as Josh did.


I would never describe The Mighty Ducks as a great film, but it is an incredibly fun film and amazingly rewatchable. On initial viewing, it’s the comedy slapstick of the young hockey players that draws your attention, while it’s the relationship between arrogant lawyer turned hockey coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) and hockey team captain Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) that keeps you watching. Follow-up viewing reveals how accurate and specific the film is in its hockey references and how important the class struggle is between the Ducks aka the working-class District Five hockey team and their arch-rivals the Hawks, the “cake-eaters
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Extended Thoughts on ‘The Mighty Ducks’

The Walt Disney Company places value in some of the strangest things, or so it seems sometimes. For example, they lavish attention on anything princess-related, but have had a long and checkered history of not catering to the young male audience in the same way. If you travel to a Disney theme park, there’s princess-related junk galore. If you go to a Disney Store, there’s princess toys and dresses up the wazoo. And it’s hard to avoid the various DVDs and Blu-rays that are aimed at little girls who want to be princesses or, in the case of the presumably successful Tinker Bell series of movies, fairies. But there’s not as much for boys.

Last summer, I discussed The Rocketeer for Mousterpiece Cinema and was pleased to see that my fond memories of the film as a child hadn’t waned. Unlike most movies with ardent fans fueled by nostalgia,
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31 Days Of Horror For October - Day 7: Prison (1988)

I had always been interested in checking out Renny Harlin’s early work, however I just had the most difficult time tracking stuff down (Elm St 4 aside). But as luck would have it, during my rummaging for films, I came across Prison (1988) and I picked it up immediately. The only thing I knew about the film, aside from its director, was that it was also an early film for one Viggo Mortensen.

The story is as you might imagine is set in a prison. This prison housed a prisoner Charles Forsyth, who was executed for a crime he did not commit. The prison gets reopened, with a new Warden Eaton Sharpe (Lane Smith), who was a former guard at the prison, and seems to suffer nightmares over the execution. Once reopened, the angry spirit of Charles is released, and bodies start showing up.

Prison (1988) was an entertaining flick, it had an interesting storyline,
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Laurence Fishburne heads to Daily Planet as Perry White in new Superman film

Zack Snyder'S Superman reboot has recruited its Daily Planet editor-in-chief.

Laurence Fishburne is to play Perry White in Man of Steel, according to Entertainment Weekly.

And he'll be the first black portrayal of the character in all of Superman's iterations in comics, radio, TV and film. Perry is known for his expression "Great Caesar's ghost!", an exclamation that originated in John Hamilton's performance in the 50s TV and radio series.

White was portrayed by Jackie Cooper in the four Christopher Reeve movies, by Lane Smith in 80s TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, by Frank Langella in Superman Returns and by Michael McKean in Smallville.

Fishburne - who had left his role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in June - joins a Man of Steel cast which includes Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod,
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'Man Of Steel': Laurence Fishburne And The Many Faces Of Perry White

Superman fans, we have a new Perry White: Laurence Fishburne will play the Daily Planet chief in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," as reported earlier today. He's the first African-American actor to step into the veteran newsman's shoes, but he's far from the first person to play the role.

Click the photo below to see our gallery of the men who've played Perry White in the past, and read on for a bit of information on each of them.

John Hamilton

Tip your hats to actor John Hamilton, who pioneered Perry White's first on-screen appearance in "The Adventures of Superman." As the earliest live-action Perry, the man kicked off a character that saw several other notable actors fill out his shoes over the years.

Jackie Cooper

Perhaps the most popular actor to play the role, Jackie Cooper was Clark Kent's boss at the Daily Planet over the course of
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Laurence Fishburne is Perry White in ‘Man of Steel’

Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel as Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. Jackie Cooper played White opposite Christopher Reeve’s in Superman (1978) and Frank Langella played the role in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns (2006). This continues the trend of strong casting for the revamp/reboot/re-imagination of Superman.

Man of Steel is being produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars Henry Cavill as Clark/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. Filming begins this fall, and is said to be set for release June 14, 2013.

My opinion? No one can beat Lane Smith from Lois & Clark [see]. Laurence Fishburne recently left CSI after j two seasons. Ted Danson will take Fishburne’s place on the show this fall.
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Laurence Fishburne Joins "Man of Steel"

Laurence Fishburne is set to play Perry White, the no-nonsense and sometimes cantankerous editor of the Daily Planet, in "Man of Steel" for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures says the trades.

The studio has no comment about Fishburne's casting in the Superman reboot at this time. The role has previously been played by John Hamilton in the original 50's TV series, Jackie Cooper in the Christopher Reeve films, Lane Smith in the 90's series "Lois and Clark", George Dzundza in the animated 90's "Superman" series, Frank Langella in "Superman Returns", and most recently Michael McKean in "Smallville".

Fishburne joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Harry Lennix. The project is Fishburne's first high-profile role since leaving "C.S.I." this past June.
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