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The new animated film A.R.C.H.I.E. will see a robotic dog try and change the world, and today the filmmakers have announced that Michael J. Fox will be lending his voice to the titular character. Come inside to learn more about the new film and rest of the cast.
Michael J Fox is still a hard working man, and now he's added a new voice-acting gig to his list. Announced today, he'll be taking the lead in A.R.C.H.I.E. providing the voice of a superheroic robot dog:
A.R.C.H.I.E. is written and directed by Robin Dunne (Just Friends, Sanctuary) in his feature-film directorial debut. The film is produced by Shayne Putzlocher, Glenn Paradis and Sara Shaak from Trilight Entertainment, and financed by Clairwood Capital Management.
A.R.C.H.I.E. (Fox) is a »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Returning in Tremors 5: Bloodlines are the subterranean sandworms known as Graboids and Burt Gummer, the gun-wielding survivalist who seeks to stop them. Tremors 5: Bloodlines will come out on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on October 6th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but you can watch the film's opening scene right now.
"A deadly threat resurfaces halfway around the world when giant, man-eating worms attack a South African wildlife park in the sci-fi comedy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits,”) returns as Graboid hunter extraordinaire Burt Gummer, with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) as his new tech-savvy second-in-command, in this all-new adventure. The latest chapter of the franchise known for its campy humor and voracious monsters features thrilling new special effects, 25 minutes of bonus features; extended scenes and outtakes, »
- Derek Anderson
Double Dutch International will launch sales at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Robin Dunne is directing from his own script in his feature-film directorial debut. The film is produced by Shayne Putzlocher, Glenn Paradis and Sara Shaak from Trilight Entertainment, and financed by Clairwood Capital.
Katharine Isabelle (“American Mary”) will play a world-renowned roboticist who has created Archie to look like a normal dog while having super strength, X-ray vision and the ability to talk. While her research program is being shut down by the military, Isabelle helps Archie escape in the hopes of finding a family to care for him — and he winds up in a small town, where he becomes befriends a woman whose uncle is the mayor.
- Dave McNary
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 tremendous Tuesday? Avengers: Age of Ultron gets mashed up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Real Fake History breaks down The Dark Knight Rises and Hannibal gets a new parody. We also learn which Star Wars character has become a popular baby name. But first, enjoy the Real Fake History behind The Dark Knight Rises, which shows just how dumb Gotham cops really are. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Real Fake History Explores The Dark Knight Rises
The first season of Machinima's web series Real Fake History is winding down, with today's penultimate episode delving into the Battle of Gotham City in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. This »
Justine Bateman was Emmy-nominated twice for best supporting actress for her role as Mallory Keaton on NBC’s “Family Ties,” which ran from 1982-1989. She has appeared on several series including “Desperate Housewives,” and is currently a senior at UCLA getting a BA in Digital Media Management and Computer Science. She talked about how her character was shaped.
(Dumbing down Mallory) actually came out of working with Mike (Fox), because initially she was not written like that. She was just kind of a normal sister. And they would write these digs that Alex had on Mallory — just regular brother-sister digs — and the number of reactions you can play to that; you can be annoyed, you can roll your eyes, and then I’d get to a point where I’d just pretend it was a compliment. And the writers saw that and went, ‘Oh, s–t, if she thinks that’s funny, »
- Jenelle Riley
South Korea’s 20th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) has announced iconic Taiwanese actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang will lead this year’s New Currents jury.
The Golden Bear-nominated 20 30 40, which Chang directed and acted in, screened in Busan’s A Window on Asian Cinema section in 2004.
Joining her on the jury: Indian director Anurag Kashyap, whose critically-acclaimed innovative works include Black Friday, Dev.D and Gangs of Wasseypur I & II; German actress Nastassja Kinski, whose films include Roman Polanski’s Tess and Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas; Korean director Kim Tae-yong, whose films include Memento Mori, Family Ties and Late Autumn; and Village Voice chief film critic Stephanie Zacharek.
The jury will award $30,000 each to two films in the competition for new Asian directors.
Biff will run Oct 1-10 with the Asian Film Market running Oct 3-6 this year.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
Grr, argh. Sit, Ubu, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favourite TV shows?
Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of network notes, audience feedback or sponsorship concerns.
A closing tag doesn’t need to sell a show, tell a story, or lasso an audience back for the next episode. It’s simply a signature, a few seconds entirely belonging to the creatives, to do with what they will.
As such, closing logos are as self-indulgent or esoteric as the production company wills them. They’re perhaps the only place in television production where in-jokes, family photos, personal homages (or extended rants in the case of one comedy producer) and kid-drawn scribbles usually found taped to the fridge door are entirely welcome. »
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced an October 6th release date for the latest installment of the Tremors franchise. Starring Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines will be heading to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD, and we have a look at the trailer and cover art:
"Universal City, California, July 27, 2015 – A deadly threat resurfaces halfway around the world when giant, man-eating worms attack a South African wildlife park in the sci-fi comedy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits,”) returns as Graboid hunter extraordinaire Burt Gummer, with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) as his new tech-savvy second-in-command, in this all-new adventure. The latest chapter of the franchise known for its campy humor and voracious monsters features thrilling new special effects, 25 minutes of bonus features; extended scenes and outtakes, »
- Jonathan James
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Each month the streaming service announces its new releases, it also has to give the bad news of the titles that will be taken off the service. This month - Aug. 1, to be exact - several great movies will no longer be available for your viewing pleasure. So you know what that means: get to bingeing! Movies Titanic Shooter Kiss the Girls Joe Dirt Fools Rush In Face/Off Driving Miss Daisy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Fifth Element Jiro Dreams of Sushi (expires Aug. 23) TV Series Family Ties (expires Aug. 15) »
Netflix taketh, and Netflix giveth back. Kind of. Every month the streaming site sends out an update of what content will be disappearing from streaming, and what movies and TV shows will be added. It's an announcement we've come to expect, but this time around the swap out is kind of...weird. Or awesome, depending on your feelings about Nicolas Cage. First let us explain. There are some seriously good picks leaving Netflix in just a matter of days— titles like Driving Miss Daisy, Family Ties, Kiss The Girls and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. And who could forget Titanic? Everyone's favorite version of Leonardo DiCaprio (get out of here, Great Gatsby fans!) is no longer going to be »
So much for "Never let go": Mighty epic "Titanic" leaves Netflix streaming on August 1st.
Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list in August 2015. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, we've also got the list of what's new on Netflix in August 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving August 1
"Bad Girl Island »
- Sharon Knolle
Elsa Raven is on-screen in “Back to the Future” for no more than 60 seconds, and her character doesn’t even have a proper name (she’s credited as “clocktower lady”). But she had an essential role in the film. If she hadn’t handed Marty that flyer, he and Doc would have never known where and when they could get a bolt of lightning to send Marty back to 1985. Raven, now 85, continues to be amazed by the staying-power that the sci-fi comedy has and by the part she’s continued to have in the “Back to the Future” family, 30 years after the movie’s release. She has joined the cast at several autograph signings at conventions over the years and has introduced screenings of the film in Los Angeles. After filming “Back to the Future,” the character actress appeared in such shows as “Seinfeld,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. »
- Emily Rome
Happy birthday, “Back To The Future” - which was released thirty years ago today. One of the most legendary stories of the now-iconic blockbuster, and perhaps one of the biggest what-ifs in the history of mainstream cinema, is obviously the chronicle of Eric Stoltz and the movies casting. The tale is well storied: while Michael J. Fox ultimately went on to play the seminal role of Marty McFly, it was then up-and-comer Stoltz who was originally cast in the lead part. And it’s not like they suddenly changed their mind. Robert Zemeckis and crew shot for five weeks on “Back To the Future” with Stoltz as Marty McFly, only to make the incredibly tough decision to recast the lead role and reshoot the entire movie over again with Fox (who was the director’s first choice, but they couldn’t get him at the time due to the shooting »
- Edward Davis
“Back to the Future” has become beloved by people of all generations in the 30 years since its release. It’s a favorite, fun, feel-good movie that we turn to again and again on TV or on DVD. The film has made its way into movie-making history books and into Hollywood legend. Some movies do that slowly over their first three decades or with new popularity thanks to DVD releases. “Back to the Future” isn’t one of those movies. It was a hit from the start. “Back to the Future,” which opened in theaters 30 years ago today, was the blockbuster king of 1985. The movie was #1 at the box office for 11 weekends and went on to make more than any other film in 1985. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. At least most of them did. The biggest slam came for the scene at the end of the film in which Marty »
- Emily Rome
Since its release 30 years ago this week (on July 3, 1985), "Back to the Future" has been everyone's favorite time-travel movie. It's remained a must-see long enough for Marty McFly's own kids to enjoy it.
Even so, there's much you may not know about the beloved sci-fi comedy, from the unused ideas that popped up in other films, to why there has yet to (thankfully) be a reboot. To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, we're firing up the flux capacitor and traveling back 30 years to learn the secrets of "Back to the Future."
1. Director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale (pictured above) tried for years to create a time-travel story. The key came in 1980, when Gale was looking over his father's high school yearbook and wondered whether he and his father would have been friends if they'd both been teenagers at the same time.
2. Zemeckis and Gale took their idea to Steven Spielberg, »
- Gary Susman
In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.
Great Scott! Has it really been 30 years? Back to the Future celebrates a landmark anniversary this week, so to mark the occasion we take a look back at the film to find out what the cast were doing then and where they are now.
Michael J Fox
A huge teen idol thanks to his role in sitcom Family Ties, Fox initially wasn't able to play Marty McFly due to a scheduling conflict with his TV show. The part of Marty went to Eric Stoltz, he was fired five weeks into filming, then Fox jumped on board as a last-minute replacement. The schedule was gruelling (10am-6pm on Family Ties, »
Stoltz had already shot for five weeks as Marty when he was let go from the production, and now a new behind-the-scenes book - We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines - has shed fresh light on the dismissal.
According to accounts from cast and crew on the movie, Stoltz approached Marty in a "method" acting style and lacked the comedic lightness of touch Zemeckis and his co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale wanted for the part.
In We Don't Need Roads (via Vulture), Gale recalled how Stoltz insisted on being referred to as "Marty" even when cameras stopped rolling.
"We almost always called him Marty," he said. "We thought it was silly, »
Before Michael J. Fox was brought on board Back to the Future, Eric Stoltz played Marty McFly. In the new book We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, the author details the circumstances of what lead to the Family Ties actor replacing Stoltz early in production. While Stoltz being let go primarily had to do with him not bringing the right type of energy to the film, his working relationship with Tom Wilson, who played antagonist Biff Tannen, didn.t help matters, and here was one scene in particular that emphasized the bad blood between them. Vulture posted an excerpt from the book that details how Stoltz and Wilson.s attempt to film this particular Back to the Future scene went down. As a refresher, during a conversation with his father George at Hill Valley High School, Marty notices Biff bothering his mother Lorraine »
Welcome to the fourth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the fourth episode, "Meadowlands," coming up just as soon as I take a five minute cool down period... "Here we go: the War of '99." -Big Pussy Later seasons of "The Sopranos" would wax and wane in their interest in the mob stories — particularly in comparison to many »
- Alan Sepinwall
The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.
Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.
Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.
The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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