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Universal Pictures have just sent us a lovely Christmas email which, as well as sending us Christmas cheer, also reveals the release date and synopsis for Edgar Wright and Michael Cera’s new movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The email also contained a new image of Michael Cera wielding a light sabre. The movie also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong and is based on the Oni Press Comic Book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
The date in question for this anticipated movie is 27th August. The synopsis gives us a better idea of what we can expect:
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22 year-old has just met the girl of his dreams… literally. The »
- David Sztypuljak
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World director Edgar Wright has posted the first official photo for the film, starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong, Anna Kendrick, Mark Webber, Alison Pill and Satya Bhabha. In the Universal release, based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel, Winstead plays the dream woman of a young slacker (Cera). But the only way he can win her heart is by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends. You can view a bigger version by clicking on it below! »
March may seem like a long ways off, but its closer than you think, and it's when NBC will finally roll out their new dramedy Parenthood which stars Craig T Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Lauren Graham, and funnyman Dax Shepherd, just to name a few. Below is an overview of Parenthood as well as some new promotional clips of the show.
"Parenthood" is a one-hour drama inspired by the box-office comedy hit of the same name. This re-imagined and updated NBC Universal Media Studios/Imagine Television production introduces audiences to the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.
- Bryan Jones
Graham has been cast as Sarah, the 38 year-old single mother of teenagers Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer). She is the second-oldest child of Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) Braverman.
Graham took over the role of Sarah from Maura Tierney, who was forced to leave the show to receive treatment for cancer. We hope everything is going well for Tierney, but cannot deny we are excited to see Lauren Graham back on TV. We were big fans of her on "Gilmore Girls."
"Parenthood" premieres on NBC in March.
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Dark Castle's serial killer thriller The Factory is supposed to be a grim piece of work. It was written by Paul Leyden, an Australian actor-producer-director, and Morgan O'Neill. O'Neill also directed placing John Cusack into the role of a Buffalo, New York cop who's on the trail of an area serial killer. His case takes a turn for the worse when his daughter ( Nights in Rodanthe 's Mae Whitman) is kidnapped by the maniac forcing him to delve into some emotionally dark places to get her back. Cusack was attached in 2007 and principal photography followed shortly after in 2008. But you're not going to see it this year or even next year. "The main thing is the ending and the beginning, which is a flashback sequence that needed to be shot in different weather," »
Have you stopped laughing yet from last week's Family Guy?
The episode poked fun at Miley Cyrus, featuring the singer as a Disney-programmed robot that went crazy and blew up the town. These things sometimes happen in Quahog.
Cyrus, of course, didn't voice the character herself. That honor fell to Candace Marie, a rising singer that has landed a recurring role on the hilarious sitcom.
What part will she play? And how does she feel about voicing Miley? We asked Marie these questions in an exclusive interview with the gorgeous star...
TV Fanatic: How did the role on Family Guy come about?
Marie: The producer I was working with for my album (Becoming a Real Girl), John Paterno, told me about the audition opportunity. I went in for it and got a call from the casting director, Linda LeMontane, a month later.
TV Fanatic: Any fear of upsetting Miley Cyrus fans? »
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Spin-offs and sequels represent Disney’s plan of expansion in between the major theatrical features. A small fraction of Disney’s films actually have theatrical potential while the rest have little promise beyond DVD and Blu-ray sales for adolescent to tweenage audiences by capitalizing on classic Disney film protagonists or their buddies. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure takes Peter Pan out of the Neverland equation and establishes a story with no appeal beyond the 5 to 10-year-old demographic. It’s not a negligible niche and so Disney puts a fair amount of money into the process. The direct to DVD/Blu-ray films like this one tend to have a decent cast selection as well as respectable animation production levels; they just don’t have very compelling stories or characters.
As the movie’s intro explains, faeries depend on a seasonal cycle of sorts the basis of which is their faerie dust. »
- Lex Walker
I’ll watch essentially anything The Mouse House churns out, within reason. Most of their live-action catalogue can be done without, but at the end of the day the Disney is that childhood friend you ultimately can’t turn your back to. I’ll even suffer through some Disney Channel schlock because my old friend and I go way, way back. For this reason, and because I’m in love with Disneyland, is why I chose to sit through Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure. Quite honestly, I’d almost say I’m glad I did as the direct-to-dvd/Blu-ray movie turned out much better than expected.
The main reason this Tinker Bell adventure isn’t terrible is due in large part to the effort that’s on display. The writing isn’t particularly sharp, but the writers have turned in something that actually expands the mythology of Tink and Pixie Hollow. »
- Philip Barrett
Walt Disney's Tinker Bell is back for another adventure in the Blu-ray and DVD release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, out now. Kids of all ages can join Tink on her journey that leads her from Pixie Hollow to North of Never Land, as she discovers the importance of friendship along the way. Produced by Sean Lurie and directed by Klay Hall, the animated movie includes the voices of Mae Whitman as Tinker Bell, Jesse McCartney as her friend Terence, Angelica Huston as Queen Clarion; Kristin Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone and Jane Horrocks as Fairy Mary. This is the second movie in a series with Tinker Bell that follow the seasons, this one being fall. »
- Sue Klasky
Tinker Bell was never a favorite of mine. I guess she.s a cutie, but I always preferred the villainous Captain Hook. That old codfish wasn.t given his own direct-to-video film series though. This time around Tink is out to find a treasure that will fix some troubles she.s gotten herself into. Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) is quite the inventor. She.s working on a boat, but she also has a habit of breaking her inventions. Tink is called before Queen Clarion (Angelica Huston) and she thinks she.s in trouble. That is not the case as Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks) has recommended her to the Queen and the Minister of Autumn (John Di Maggio) to make a »
- Jeff Swindoll
The latest Disney feature has an even greater gathering of movie magic, all packaged in one of its tiniest characters.
"Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" is currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def. Released on Oct. 27 from Walt Disney Pictures, the sequel to the 2008 computer animated, direct-to-dvd movie "Tinker Bell" tells of the further adventures of the title fairy and her adventures in Pixie Hollow.
The character was originally popularized in Disney's 1953 adaptation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan." Tinker Bell became a fixture for the studio, also being featured in the opening to the weekly series "The Wonderful World of Disney." The silent character also appeared in 2002's "Return to Never Land." Tink gained a voice (Mae Whitman) with the release of her first solo movie, part of DisneyToon Studios "Disney Fairies" franchise.
The original feature introduced a new group of fairy friends for her, including Fawn, Iridessa, »
Let your imagination take flight with Tinker Bell in the new animated film Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure . arriving as a Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack on October 27th. To celebrate her return, M&C is giving away five copies of the Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack along with a set of Fairy Wings. The film was directed by Klay Hall and features the voice talents of Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Anjelica Huston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, and Kristin Chenoweth. This year's Autumn Revelry promises to be something special. A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree - the source of all their magic. But when »
- Patrick Luce
New York – NBC Universal is confirming that Lauren Graham has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming series "Parenthood."Graham, best known from the longrunning "Gilmore Girls," steps into the "Parenthood" ensemble as a replacement for Maura Tierney (Mohr'-uh Teer'-nee). Tierney was forced to drop out of the series this summer after being diagnosed with breast cancer, for which she continues to get treatment.Originally slotted for a fall premiere, "Parenthood" is now set to debut in early 2010. NBC said Monday that production begins in mid-November.Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Mae Whitman, the series is based on the 1989 movie that starred Steve Martin.Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. »
Tinker Bell is set to fly back to DVD and Blu-ray on October 27th in the new adventure Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure! Let your imagination take flight in an enchanting new motion picture starring the world's most beloved fairy! Journey with Tinker Bell beyond Pixie Hollow on an all-new exciting adventure. The film was directed by Klay Hall and features the voice talents of Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Anjelica Huston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, and Kristin Chenoweth. This year's Autumn Revelry promises to be something special. A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree - the source of all their magic. But when Tinker »
- Patrick Luce
A music video for Demi Lovato's new song "Gift of a Friend" has been released. In the clip, the 17-year-old cutie is seen serenading the song in a forest. The video, moreover, also features several scenes from upcoming direct-to-dvd movie "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure", for which the tune serves as its soundtrack.
Beside serving as the theme song for the film, "Gift of a Friend" becomes a bonus track in Demi's second studio album entitled "Here We Go Again". The music video for the tune itself will be included in the film's DVD bonus feature.
As for "Lost Treasure", it is the latest installment of "Tinker Bell" movie franchise. The animation flick will follow Tinker Bell, who goes on a journey far North of Never Land to patch things up with her friend Terence and restore a Pixie Dust Tree. Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, »
Ugh. Bad news... According to the Hollywood Reporter, Maura Tierney needs an "eight-week medical evaluation" of some kind. (NBC: "We are unable to release further details and ask that you respect her privacy at this time.") This means that Maura's upcoming NBC drama, Parenthood, produced by Ron Howard and Jason Katims and costarring Peter Krause and Mae Whitman, will be pushed to midseason. Mercy, the Michelle Trachtenberg series about nurses, will premiere in Parenthood's place. But the schedule switching is obviously not the point. Maura Tierney is a visibly awesome woman whom we have loved since NewsRadio and all the way through ER, and whatever she's going through right now »
The series, a contemporary reimagining of the 1989 feature, had been scheduled to begin filming July 27. The production start of the Universal Media Studios/Imagine TV-produced show is now tentatively scheduled for late September.
"Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement. "The top priority for NBC, Universal Media Studios and Imagine Television is the well-being of Ms. Tierney. We are unable to release further details and ask that you respect her privacy at this time."
As a result of the delay, »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Director Edgar Wright opens up on his latest “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” video blog with a peek at one of the film’s big fight scenes. In what could very well be the scene actor Mark Webber described several months ago, the warehouse after-party scene looks like it will showcase Ramona Flowers’ “+2 Against Girls” hammer in her showdown against Roxy Richter, played by Mae Whitman.
“There’s a lot of dialogue and a lot of action,” Wright explained in the video posted on the film’s official website. “Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Mae Whitman have both been doing wonders in their parts.”
Winstead offered some insight into their preparation for the role, sounding a lot like Webber when he described the musical training he had to undergo for the movie.
“We started training, obviously, for like three months before we started shooting,” Winstead explained. “And then I’ve been »
- Brian Warmoth
Chicago – We told you a few weeks ago that “Heroes,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Southland” had been renewed by NBC but the peacock network made it official today and made the call on the bubble shows, renewing “Chuck” and “Law & Order” and pulling the trigger on “Medium” and “My Name is Earl” although there are rumors of both shows being eyed by other networks.
With “The Jay Leno Show” taking up five nights of the week, there were very few spots on the fall schedule, but NBC was more creative than some expected with their programming, refusing to play it safe and knowing that they need a radical shake-up.
Photo credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC They’ll get that shake-up as only Tuesday and Sunday will remain unchanged in the fall (except, of course, for Leno). “The Biggest Loser” returns on Tuesday nights for two hours and football dominates Sunday nights. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In addition to cancelling Life earlier today (not that I'm bitter), NBC revealed the six new series it has picked up for the 2009-2010 season.
First, the bad news: I've read through the descriptions and casting sides for all of the shows except Trauma, and despite the fact that they are all ensembles with more characters than you can keep track of, all the leads are straight, as far as I can tell (with the possibility that Guillermo Diaz's character on Mercy). If anyone in the industry knows otherwise, please send me a tip!
The only one of the series created by a woman is Mercy (the one about female nurses, naturally).
So basically, it's business as usual on primetime broadcast TV.
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