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Every 'Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror' short, ranked

18 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Update: The list has been amended to include the three segments from "Treehouse of Horror Xxv." That's right: In honor of The Simpsons' 25th (!) annual Halloween special, EW didn't just rank the top 25 "Treehouse of Horror" segments. We took things a step further by ranking every single "Treehouse" segment ever seen on the show—and you'll find entries 72 through 26 in the list below. Even when longtime fans sniff that The SimpsonsGolden Age is long past, they can agree that late-period Simpsons Halloween shows still pack a punch. Why? Because "Treehouse" segments give the series' writers a break »

- Hillary Busis

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10 Unlikely Halloween Costumes Based On Recent Movies

6 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

You can tell how boring a movie year is by the state of new Halloween costume ideas each fall. At least in terms of memorable characters. When I walk into one of those seasonal pop-up shops and see the same superheroes year after year joined still, a decade after, by Napoleon Dynamite-style “nerd” package costumes, I worry that there isn’t enough fresh and popular movie iconography being entered into the history books of late. What is the 2014 film zeitgeist but more Spider-Man, Captain America, X-Men, Transformers and Hunger Games? New costumes are repeats of old, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and even my old unlikely X-Men meet Forrest Gump and Smurfette ideas), or based on already familiar icons, like Lego people. Frozen is new but familiar. Same with most of the characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, to a degree. If you want to go against the grain of the mainstream and easily recognized »

- Christopher Campbell

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China Packs Hollywood Pics Into October, Paving Clear Path For Local December Heavyweights (Video)

5 October 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With China‘s National Day holiday week still in swing, the box office got an extra boost this frame thanks to the timely release of Breakup Buddies, a sort of follow-up to 2012’s smash hit Lost In Thailand. Playing on half the screens in the massive market, the film grossed just under $38M in China this weekend, sending its cume since release on September 30 to about $93M. (It also went out in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand at the weekend.) The original film was arguably responsible for a reversal in China’s fortunes in December 2012, when box office share was lagging behind that of U.S. films. That year ended with Hollywood out front but Lost In Thailand made global headlines and bolstered the unofficial practice of blackout periods when no foreign studio movies are released, allowing high-profile local titles to goose box office in the People’s Republic. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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15 '80s TV Shows That Would Make Suprisingly Awesome Movies

26 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Equalizer," Denzel Washington's big-screen take on the 1980s TV action series about a middle-aged badass-for-hire, may be a perfectly fine movie. Still, here's a question for Hollywood: once you're adapting "The Equalizer," doesn't it mean you've dipped into the '80s TV well a few times too many?

"Equalizer" joins such '80s TV-to-film adaptations as "The A-Team," "Miami Vice," "Inspector Gadget," "He-Man," the "Transformers" franchise, the "G.I. Joe" movies, and the various "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboots.. Plus, the team that made a hit film franchise out of "21 Jump Street" will try to work similar magic on "The Greatest American Hero."

You'd think there wouldn't be any gold left to mine from the "Sold Gold" decade. But you'd be wrong. Digging around in the nostalgia pit, Moviefone unearthed at least 15 more '80s TV series that could become successful movies, if they're done right. Here are our »

- Gary Susman

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Exclusive: Cbm Chats With Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen)

23 September 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the man behind many of the voices I grew up listening to in the mornings, after school and even on the weekends.  Peter Cullen is known throughout the world not only as the voice of the wise and heroic leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, in the 1980s The Transformers cartoon series, but he was also the voice of various other robots including Ironhide, Slugslinger, Streetwise, Wingspan and Nightstick. He reprised the voices of Optimus and Ironhide in the 1986 ?The Transformers: The Movie? film. In 2007 Cullen returned as Optimus Prime in Michael Bay's live-action Transformers film and it's subsequent sequels. Cullen has also lent his talents to the somber voice of Eeyore in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He has lent his voice to Knight Rider (K.A.R.R.), The Pirates of Dark Water (Mantus), Dungeons and Dragons (Venger), Voltron, »

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Buster Jones, Voice Actor on ‘Super Friends,’ Dies at 71

17 September 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Buster Jones, an actor on Hanna-Barbera’s “Super Friends” cartoon, which ran on ABC on Saturday mornings fr0m 1973-76, died on Sept. 16 in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 71.

He is probably best known from his role as Black Vulcan in “Super Friends” (the 1980-2 version, which was the fifth incarnation of the series).

The actor also played Blaster in “The Transformers,” Doc in “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” and Winston Zeddemore in “The Real Ghostbusters” (subbing in for Arsenio Hall) and later in “Extreme Ghostbusters.”

While “Super Friends” featured the superheroes of the DC comicbook world, Jones’ character Black Vulcan was a creation of Hanna-Barbera.

Edward L. “Buster” Jones was born in Paris, Tennessee. “I got out of Paris by playing music,” he told Marc Tyler Nobleman in a 2011 interview.

Jones went to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, then played in a series of bands, including in London. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Let's Cast the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Reboot!

16 September 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Who is the new Jennifer Love Hewitt? Who is her Freddie Prinze Jr.?

We'll always know what you did last summer*. Because Sony won’t let us forget.

Deadline recently reported that the studio is rebooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 slasher film about a group of college kids (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe) who cover up their hit-and-run, only to be stalked and slayed by the very person they thought they killed.

Now our ultimate dream cast for this reboot is present day J.Love, Smg, Freddie Prinze, and Ryan P. playing the same roles they did two decades ago (most are available), but since that definitely won’t happen, we brainstormed a few suggestions:

News: Find out which Schwarzenegger movie is also getting a reboot!

Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James

If Ariana Grande played the part we could finally see her without that ponytail »

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Looking back at… Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 – 1994)

16 September 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at Sonic the Hedgehog

During the early 90s, one blue hedgehog ruled pop culture with a string of successful video games for Sega’s flagship Genesis console (or Mega Drive if you’re in the UK). And while we never did get a live-action movie of Sonic the Hedgehog like Nintendo did with their mascot, we did get not one, but two animated shows in the same year. One was a bizarre little romp known as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the other was simply known as Sonic the Hedgehog.

First airing in September 1993, Sonic the Hedgehog ran for 26 episodes over two seasons and had a much darker edge than its child-like counterpart. Where The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog featured bright and bombastic colours and ambiance, Sonic the Hedgehog (or Satam as it’s also known) was gritty, dirty and unlike the games »

- Luke Owen

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Tim's Toons: Some voice actors you should know

11 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. Earlier today, we posted our Team Top 10 for the best voice performances in the movies, focusing on ten individual performances that impressed us the most. But as good as those vocal performances all are, I wanted to follow that post up by singing the praises of a different sort of voice acting. As great as any one performance in a single feature film can be, there’s also something truly exceptional about those people who have created entire careers out of voice acting without necessarily having the kind of showcase roles we were talking about today. With that in mind, I’d like to share this list of some of the most important contemporary voice actors that you should know about. 

Jim Cummings

Why you know him: He’s the current voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for Disney. 

Where else you’ve heard him: An astonishingly prolific Disney workhorse, »

- Tim Brayton

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Geeky antiques from the past 35 years

10 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...

In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.

Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »

- ryanlambie

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Do Marvel Comics Exist Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

5 September 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the past month, Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been going head-to-head at the box office, taking turns besting each other for that coveted number one spot. In an interesting bit of timing, Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, makes a Turtles reference early in his film. Being a child of the 80s, this makes sense. But being a character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, does it? Is it possible that Marvel Comics themselves exist within this world we're watching play out on the big screen?

Let's say Marvel Comics do not exist. Captain America can't stroll into 7-11 and pick up the latest issue of Spider-Man or X-Men (which might make sense, since those are at other studios and the characters don't currently reside in this universe as laid out by Marvel Studios). That also means that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might not exist there, »

- MovieWeb

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' defends its box-office roost over Labor Day weekend

1 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Labor Day weekend, 2014: that time when a movie featuring an anthropomorphized raccoon and a talking tree became the highest-grossing release of the year. In its fifth weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy continued to stay in pole position thanks to weak holiday competition, taking in an estimated total of $22.2 million over the four days ($16.5 million for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and bringing its grand domestic take up to $280.5 million. That number would have only made it the fourth highest-grossing movie at the same time in 2013 (after Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, and Man of Steel), but in a relatively slow year for blockbusters, »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' defends its box office roost over Labor Day weekend

1 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Labor Day weekend, 2014: that time when a movie featuring an anthropomorphized raccoon and a talking tree became the highest-grossing release of the year. In its fifth weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy continued to stay in pole position thanks to weak holiday competition, taking in an estimated total of $22.2 million over the four days ($16.5 million for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and bringing its grand domestic take up to $280.5 million. That number would have only made it the fourth highest-grossing movie at the same time in 2013 (after Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, and Man of Steel), but in a relatively slow year for blockbusters, »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Powers to the Top

12 August 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The biggest August ever at the box office continues to impress, this time with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, opening with an astonishing $65.6 million, ahead of everyone’s projections. Turns out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is just as critic proof as Transformers franchise. The heroes in a half shell surprised everyone with a much bigger then […]

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- Alex

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The Week in Spandex – DC Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more

9 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….

Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »

- Gary Collinson

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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Michael Bay extends first-look deal with Paramount

1 August 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay has extended his first-look deal with Paramount.

The Transformers director has signed a three-year extension, and the deal has also been expanded to include another of his production companies, Bay Films, as well as Platinum Dune.

The new deal comes after the latest instalment of the Transformers series, Age of Extinction, hit $967 million (£573m) at the global box office just under a month after its release, The Wrap reports.

Bay said he feels like "part of the Paramount family" after working with the studio for the past five years. He signed his original deal in October 2009.

The director added: "There is a synergy there that feels different than any other place in Hollywood.

"From Brad Grey and Rob Moore, where my relationship goes back more than a decade, to my very good friend Adam Goodman, and to Philippe Dauman, who has put so much trust in me, and »

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Wil Wheaton Spoofs ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

25 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles's upcoming release has sparked a wave of interest in the heroes in a half-shell, but not everyone is on board with the new reboot. Wil Wheaton has released a new video called "Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie", and it spoofs modern-day efforts to stir up 80s and 90s nostalgia. Wheaton was born in 1972, so the actor, TV host, and geek king can safely call himself an 80s kid. That designation makes him a target audience for film reboots of iconic 80s franchises, but Wheaton clearly isn't a fan of the new versions of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His response is a fake trailer that must make the Angry Nerd proud. Wheaton created the video as part of his SyFy show, The Wil Wheaton Project. The whole thing feels like your typical nostalgic Buzzfeed listicle, but with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. »

- Sam Gutelle

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