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Alright everyone, here is the trailer you were all waiting for. The first Christmas movie of the year has unveiled a trailer! It is Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas! Okay, so maybe you weren't waiting for this one with bated breath, but this trailer is certain to stir some conversation. Cameron, the former teen star of Growing Pains and the Left Behind films, has made a recent career out of religious-based documentaries exploring Christianity in modern America. Whether you agree with the »
- Alex Maidy
Drip, drip. After a series of exits at the Wme-owned Img sports talent and marketing agency, word now comes that yet another senior executive is exiting. George Pyne, president of Img Sports and Entertainment, will be leaving the agency in the near future, and is out raising money to launch an independent venture, according to multiple executives with knowledge of his plans. Also read: Another Exec Leaves Ari Emanuel's Img: Growing Pains or a ‘Slow-Motion Car Crash'? A Wme-img executive said that Pyne will remain a senior adviser to Img co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, and that the time of his. »
- Sharon Waxman
A total of 36 shorts from filmmakers representing 29 countries will screen in five curated programmes.
“Some of the best filmmaking in the industry is happening in the short form and the introduction of this programme allows the festival to identify talented filmmakers and connect them to the rest of the world as well as the highly engaged audience present here in Toronto,” said Tiff director of special projects Shane Smith.
“From politically and socially provocative narratives, to aesthetically compelling animation and profoundly moving documentaries, the works in Short Cuts International are vigorous and vital films showcasing unique, yet universal, stories about the human condition.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
In the HBO series "The Leftovers," 2% of the world's population vanishes one day, leaving those left behind to ponder what happened. Is the rapture upon us? Is this a supernatural event? An elaborate game of hide and go seek? In the forthcoming feature "Left Behind," the same scenario goes down, except for one key difference: Nicolas Cage. Yep, the actor leads "Left Behind," based on the apocalyptic novel beloved of evangelical Christians like Kirk Cameron, who starred in a much lower budget, lower profile 2003 rendition. This version? More money, more Cage, and less "Growing Pains" dude. The below trailer nonetheless suggests a badly acted disaster movie more than it does a thoughtful HBO program. Think of the opening of the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof's show "Lost" stretched to blockbuster proportions, with those "left behind" dealing with the immediate consequences of millions of humans suddenly vanished »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I was rather upset at the news that DC would be killing off Damian Wayne. I really didn’t see why they should off the character just when he was hitting his prime. Everybody knows that nobody stays dead in comic books so it was just a matter of time before he popped up again somehow. That somehow was Andy Kubert’s “What If?”-styled limited series Damian: Son of Batman.
The graphic novel edition simply entitled Damian: Son of Batman Deluxe Edition collects the four issue series combined with Batman #666 and #700. The book explores the idea of Damian Wayne surviving his run-in with Leviathan. He’s now living with the pain and grief that his father was taken from him. He dons a personalized Batman costume and hunts down criminals in Gotham City every night with one goal on his mind. He doesn’t get the police or the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Chris Liddell joined Wme | Img as Chief Financial Officer Wednesday, filling the void created by the departure of Peter Klein, whose departure TheWrap reported in early July. Liddell has more than 30 years of experience as a financial executive, having served as CFO of General Motors from 2010 to 2011 and CFO of Microsoft for four years before that. “Chris is a seasoned professional with a great track record and we're excited to welcome him to the team,” Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel, co-CEOs of Wme | Img, said in a statement. Also read: Another Exec Leaves Ari Emanuel's Img: Growing Pains or. »
- Travis Reilly and Lucas Shaw
Growing Pains: Lund’s Debut a Gem of Behavioral Regression
The long hard road to growing up and accepting responsibility takes the center stage in Martin Lund’s simply and astutely observed tale about one thirty five year-old man’s coming of age episode, The Almost Man. While certainly not unfamiliar in scope, Lund delivers a charmingly realistic portrait of the dogged, insistent clamp many of us try to retain on those carefree days of young adulthood with a film unhampered by requisite hypersexualization and stylized vulgar antics to meet the entertainment quota of the lowest common denominator.
Goofy, playful, and seemingly never serious, Henrik (Henrik Rafelson) currently enjoys a carefree life alongside his live-in girlfriend, Tone (Janne Heltberg Haarseth). They have just moved into a new apartment meant to foster the next, more adult chapter of their life together, and Henrik has landed a new marketing position. While everything seems peachy, »
- Nicholas Bell
The tip comes on the heels of the news that Thicke is selling the house the two share – or rather don’t. Since the two separated in February, the singer has been focused on recording his new album, Paula, and going on the road in a very sap-heavy promotional tour. (The album tanked upon release, becoming one of the worst flops of all time.) Meanwhile, Patton has been on set filming the upcoming film adaptation of the Warcraft video game series.
The couple first separated earlier this year following »
This week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are an eclectic bunch, to say the least. Not only is Steve Miner’s criminally overlooked horror/comedy creature feature Lake Placid swimming its way onto Blu-ray, but Severin Films is also releasing a trio of controversial cult classics- Bloody Moon, The Baby and Bloody Birthday-all in high definition for the first time ever.
The Time Machine is also getting a Blu-ray release this week, along with Gareth Evans’ stunning action masterpiece The Raid 2 and a handful of indie horror films, including the wickedly entertaining horror musical Stage Fright starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. Overall, it’s a good week to be a genre fan with oddball tastes because there’s a whole lot of wonderfully weird stuff arriving this Tuesday.
An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, »
- Heather Wixson
For the week of June 24th, there are a handful of cult classic releases that are finally getting their due on DVD and Blu-ray, including the long-lost Monsters from Beyond the Sun by Francis Ford Coppola. Other releases this week include Wolf Creek 2, The Jungle from writer/director Andrew Traucki (The Reef, The ABC’s of Death) and season 4 of Lost Girl. We’re also seeing the home release of Enemy, the latest collaboration between Dennis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal, several indie horror thrillers and the UK is bringing Bloody Birthday to hi-def this week as well.
Bloody Birthday- UK Release (Import, Blu-ray)
Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the 80s that may also be the most disturbing killer kids movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, »
- Heather Wixson
Let’s be honest: While it’s great to win an Emmy — any Emmy — almost every actor would prefer a leading role to a supporting one.
That said, some of today’s top movie stars got their start in a supporting TV role. Woody Harrelson first came to fame playing the dim but sweet Woody on “Cheers,” a role for which he was nominated for six Emmys and won once (Harrelson also was nominated in 2012 for playing Steve Schmidt in HBO’s “Game Change”). Two-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper was once Sydney Bristow’s (Jennifer Garner) best friend on J.J. Abrams’ “Alias.” And even Leonardo DiCaprio got his start playing foster child Luke Brower on “Growing Pains.”
So it’s not all bad playing second fiddle. After all, Lupita Nyong’o made quite a splash as the stylish newcomer and ultimately Oscar’s supporting actress.
Still, it can be hard »
- Paige Albiniak
Conscious-free kids who kill, a man living like a baby, and a killer stalking Spanish schoolgirls: Severin Films is plucking these three stories from the old-school horror shelf and bringing them to Blu-ray this summer, and we have the release details for you now.
Set for a July 8th home media release, the Blu-ray releases of 1981′s Bloody Birthday, 1973′s The Baby, and 1981′s Bloody Moon should excite fans of these grindhouse films and bring new viewers in, as well. Here are the release details from Severin Films:
Bloody Birthday Blu-ray:
“Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the ’80s that may also be the most disturbing ‘killer kids’ movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, these adorable youngsters suddenly begin a kiddie killing spree of stranglings, shootings, stabbings, beatings and beyond. »
- Derek Anderson
It's always an exciting thing when horror flicks hit Blu-ray for the very first time, and Severin Films has three such debuts in store for us on July 8, inviting us to a Bloody Birthday, allowing us to hold The Baby, and encouraging us to howl at the Bloody Moon.
Read on for complete release details for all three!
Bloody Birthday Synopsis
Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the 80s that may also be the most disturbing "killer kids" movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, these adorable youngsters suddenly begin a kiddie killing spree of stranglings, shootings, stabbings, beatings, and beyond. Can the town's grown-ups stop these pint-sized serial killers before their blood-soaked birthday bash? K.C. Martel (E.T., "Growing Pains"), Joe Penny ("Jake and The Fat Man"), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja »
- John Squires
var brightcovevideoid = '3605379512001'; Fans of easy-to-make puns and '80s television: We've got a treat for you. For the mid-season finale of Alan Thicke's reality show, Unusually Thicke, Thicke hosts a Growing Pains reunion at a barbecue and hangs out with John Stamos. If that sentence didn't send your nostalgia-o-meter into the red, nothing will. At one point, Stamos has a conversation with Thicke about rebooting Growing Pains, with him playing Mike Seaver. And adding zombies. Or vampires. Or gay people. (It's important to note that, earlier this year, Thicke referred to his show as "reality-ish," so maybe »
- Alex Heigl
Vic Armstrong’s “Left Behind” is the first of what the producers no doubt hope will be a new series. It’s actually a reboot of a series from a decade or so ago, starring former “Growing Pains’” Kirk Cameron. There was, I think, two films in that franchise. I recall liking both films for what they were — moderately budgeted end-of-the-world movies. I’m a sucker for end-of-the-world movies. Not so much for all the God talk. I could do without that, but then again, I’m going to Hell, so what else is new. Flash-forward to 2014, and the same people behind the “Left Behind” movies are back and revisiting the apocalypse, this time with Nicolas Cage as their star. (Chad Michael Murray steps in for Cameron as the improbably named Buck Williams.) Getting Cage for a movie isn’t nearly as impressive as you would think, given that Cage does about 50 movies a year. »
The first trailer for the Left Behind reboot is finally here. For those who don't know what Left Behind is (you're going to Hell), it's a very popular 16-part series of Christian novels about the Rapture. The first in the series was made into a straight-to-dvd movie in 2000 starring Growing Pains' Kirk Cameron. Now the production value has been increased (as it couldn't have been decreased), and freaking Nicolas Cage is the star. The trailer has a lot more God talk than your standard action-movie trailer but is actually kind of coy about it all. Maybe they're hoping they'll be able to convert the general action-movie audience. You know, just like how there are now all those churches dedicated to Godzilla. »
- Jesse David Fox
Like it or not, the television landscape has changed. Reality TV and its “stars” seem to be here to stay, which is bad news for nostalgia freaks like me, who’d rather watch repeats of old shows than spend half an hour with a real housewife, a top chef, or a Boo Boo of any kind. While the number of reality shows are on the increase, an integral part of TV viewing has quietly been disappearing; that simple melody that you waited to hear with anticipation once a week coming from your living room, aka a theme song.
If you’re under a certain age (like say, 25 or younger), you might not get my gripe. I can’t really blame you; most likely you’ve grown up with slim pickings as far as theme songs go, and by now watch everything online anyway, commercial and theme song free. But shocker: »
There are plenty of lists waxing nostalgic about revisionist history online. Some even border on irritating, know-it-all anecdotes to drop on people at parties. “Speaking of Denzel Washington,” the partygoer will undoubtedly interject during the ongoing debate about Malcolm X’s role as a historical figure, “did you know he was in Death Wish?”
It’s easy to miss the Person of Interest star/Jesus as the fighter pilot who drops a load of bombs on Alcatraz, blowing Nicolas Cage out of the water (something we’ve secretly all wanted to do). That may have to do with the pilot oxygen mask covering his face during most of his screentime.
Jack Black was struck by lightning »
- Kenny Hedges
People recently announced Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o as our Most Beautiful Woman of 2014. But what about all the talented hunks out there? Don't worry, the men will have their moment too. In November, People will once again reveal the latest Sexiest Man Alive. But six months is a long time to hold out, so here's a treat to tide you over. Several Sexiest Men Alive - and a few honorable mentions - have not only returned for our viewing pleasure, but they've doubled up. Is it just us, or are these guys looking better than ever? Brad PittPitt: Benjamin »
- Kelli Bender
Alan and Tanya Thicke are the latest celebrity couple to let reality cameras inside their home with their new and aptly named series Unusually Thicke. The pair dropped by our La studios to explain why the show puts a new spin on the typical reality formula and to give us a preview of some of the famous faces - John Stamos and the Growing Pains cast among them - we'll see pop up on the show. Alan also told us how his son, Robin Thicke, is channeling his feelings into music in the wake of his split from wife Paula Patton. Catch Unusually Thicke Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. on Tvgn. »
- Lindsay Miller
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