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A limited edition variant of The Walking Dead #1 by renowned artist Ken Kelly will be given to Wizard World Richmond Comic-Con-goers free of charge. Also: the short film Sweet Dreams featuring D.C. Comics super-villain Harley Quinn and details on the Creature From the Black Lagoon figure by Living Dead Dolls.
The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced “Kiss” album cover artist Ken Kelly has drawn the 13th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, July 31 - Aug. 2. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available »
- Tamika Jones
Yesterday we brought you some comments from Chris Columbus stating that he’s “heavily developing” reboots to Gremlins and The Goonies at Warner Bros., and now he’s admitted that he’s keen to revisit another of his past glories at the studio, with the filmmaker revealing to Entertainment Weekly that he wants to make another Harry Potter movie.
“I would love to go back and do another one. Not Fantastic Beasts as much, which I think is going to be amazing, but I would love to do another movie with those three characters — Harry, Hermione, and Ron. I’m just fascinated about what happened to them after the end of the last movie, because then they cut to 18 years ahead. There’s 18 years there of great Harry Potter stories. I don’t have the courage to actually mention that to [J.K. Rowling] because I have such respect for her. She should »
- Gary Collinson
Depending on which way you look at it, this is either very bad news or very good news...director Chris Columbus is still trying very hard to bring a Goonies reboot and a Gremlins reboot to the big screen. As someone who grew up on those movies, I have mixed feelings. I think there's room for a Gremlins follow-up, whether it be a remake or a straight sequel, and the film could actually benefit from the advances in special effects. The Goonies though, should never be touched. It's a stone cold childhood classic, and I believe that any director would struggle to capture the magic of the original. For his part, Columbus maintains that he is staying attached to the projects - which have both been stuck in development limbo for quite some time - so that at least he can have a say in how they are done and »
- email@example.com (Dave Higgins)
Reissue, repackage, re-evaluate. Remakes and reboots, obviously, continue to be an important line at the studio movie factory, but two projects surprisingly stuck on the conveyer belt are Gremlins and The Goonies. Gremlins, we learned a few months ago, has a new writer after its years in development hell. But what of The Goonies, of which we've heard nothing for well over a year. According to original writer Chris Columbus, it's still in active development, and he himself is carefully overseeing."The stuff that I’m involved with — the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance," says the man who went on to direct Home Alone and the first two Harry Potters, "they would do those without me. So, I’m staying involved just so I can be protective and actually protect what people love about those movies so it doesn’t go off track."So far, so ho-hum. What's interesting »
Before making the jump to directing, Chris Columbus got his start writing a pair of ’80s classics in Gremlins and The Goonies, and as all manner of remakes and franchise updates continue to dominate the box office, Columbus has become embroiled in attempts by Warner Bros. to bring both properties back to the big screen. Of course, with rabid fans of both films instinctively being wary of studio attempts to cash in on their nostalgia, WB is treading carefully.
Now, with Columbus’ blockbuster Pixels about to hit theaters, the director is out on the press circuit and has confirmed that he’s “heavily developing” the two remakes at WB. However, he added that, “it’s a slow process and I don’t think it will happen too quickly.” You don’t say?
This is really little more than a “never say die” update from Columbus, with the director commenting that »
- Isaac Feldberg
Over the past few years, we’ve lost count of the number of times there’s been talk that the long-rumoured new instalments of Gremlins and The Goonies could be moving forward, only for the projects to seemingly slip back into development hell.
Well, now we have another update direct from Chris Columbus, writer of the original two movies, who has told Screen Crush that he’s “heavilty developing” both projects with Warner Bros.:
“The stuff that I’m involved with — the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance — they would do that without me. So, I’m staying involved just so I can be protective and actually protect what people love about those movies so it doesn’t go off track.”
- Gary Collinson
Fans have been waiting years for sequels to two of Amblin's most beloved 80s movies. Way back in April of 2014, original Goonies director Richard Donner claimed that The Goonies 2 was definitely happening with the entire cast set to return. Since that time, we've seen little to no development on the project. And producer Seth Grahame-Smith has been promising a Gremlins reboot for almost as long. It would be easy for fans to assume neither of these projects is actually ever going to happen. But Chris Columbus, promoting his new sci-fi action comedy Pixels, assures us neither movie is dead. And both are still in 'heavy development'.
With both movies promised for so long, hardcore fans have tuned out most recent updates, writing it off as filmmakers who simply wish to keep their titles in the public consciousness. Both The Goonies 2 and Gremlins have gone in and out of development. »
Before he began a successful career as a director starting with 1987's "Adventures in Babysitting," Chris Columbus began his career as a screenwriter. Two of his first scripts have since gone on to become bonafide classics - "Gremlins" and "The Goonies".
Both films, now just over thirty years old each, have also been the subject of rumored reboots in recent years, with new takes on both properties in early development. So far though, they still seem to be stuck in that stage and have yet to progress.
Ahead of the release of Columbus' new film "Pixels," the director is out doing press and was asked by Screen Crush how the two reboots are going. He says they are still in active development, but that they're very slow going:
"The stuff that I'm involved with - the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance - they would do that without me. So, »
- Garth Franklin
Who doesn't love Sean Astin? A child actor who grew up as Hollywood royalty, the fan favorite has starred in some of the most beloved movies of all time. His work includes The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings and Rudy, just to name a few. In the past few year's he has really ramped up his voice work. And this monday, you'll get to hear him as Blaze, a dragon cadet, in a new episode of Disney Xd's Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
In Where Dragons Dare, Penn must overcome his jealousy of popular fellow cadet Blaze. It's up to Penn to complete his mission, and finish at the top of his class at Dragon Flight School. This episode is not only special for bringing in Sean Astin, but accomplished musician Kenny Loggins is singing five original songs. The song lyrics are by Jeff Poliquin with music by Ryan Shore. »
Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.
Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.
Marty sweeps to victory at the Oscars, winning for Best Picture, Director and Actor
On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the Coney Island beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater offering a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. This year's great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, presented by Alliance for Coney Island, Rooftop Films and NYC & Company, includes: July 6 - The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) July 13 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) July 20 - The Goonies (Richard Donner) July 27 - Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Steven Spielberg) August 3 - Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) August 10 - Mrs. Doubtfire (Chris Columbus) August 17 - Guardians Of The Galaxy (James Gunn) August 24 - Tba To find out more info visit http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com »
- Pietro Filipponi
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore. […]
The post Cool Stuff: The Goonies Pinball Machine Arrives in Time for 30th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her performances as Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon movies and Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies, died on May 20 in her Montecito, California home, The New York Times reported yesterday. She was 62. The case of death was due to complications with pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by Trainor's friend Kathleen Kennedy on Monday. In addition to her roles in the movies mentioned above, the actress is also remembered for her acting turns in Die Hard, The Monster Squad, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II. She also had a recurring role in the TV series "Roswell," which ran from 1999-2002. Before her acting career, Trainor served as a producer's assistant, on films such as Big Wednesday, Hardcore and Steven Spielberg's 1941, where she met her future husband Robert Zemeckis. She would go on to have small roles-to-cameos in a number of her husband's movie, including Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future Part II, »
- Will Ashton
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: See how many of the 100 most iconic movie lines of all time you can quote along with this video: Mash-Up of the Day: Maybe the key to defeating the dinosaurs in Jurassic World is to try to eat them. Let’s learn from Cookie Monster in this Sesame Street parody of Jurassic Park called “Jurassic Cookie” (via /Film). Trailer Mix of the Day: We all love to knock The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but nobody makes fun of it better than Honest Trailers. Vintage Image of the Day: As we celebrate 30 years of The Goonies this week, we learn of the loss of Mary Ellen Trainor to cancer. Rest in piece, Mrs...
- Christopher Campbell
Mary Ellen Trainor, a fixture of 1980s movies such as Lethal Weapon and Romancing The Stone, died last month at the age of 62.Trainor, who was born in San Francisco, studied broadcast journalism at San Diego State, where she was a college roommate with future Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy. While studying, she was offered a spot as a radio personality for a local station and eventually went on to become station editor at Kcbs.She moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and started her career in film and television as a production assistant. She also met and married Robert Zemeckis, appearing in several of his films. Her first screen appearance, though, was a small role on an episode of Cheers. Film-wise, her big break was in Zemeckis’ Romancing The Stone where she played Kathleen Turner’s sister, Elaine. From there she would become a stalwart character performer in movies such as The Goonies, »
Mary Ellen Trainor, a character actress who appeared in "Die Hard," "The Goonies" and "Lethal Weapon," died on May 20 at the age of 62. The news was confirmed yesterday by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a longtime friend.
Trainor started out in the movie business as a producer's assistant, which is how she met her eventual husband, the director Robert Zemeckis. After they married in 1980, Zemeckis cast her in "Romancing the Stone" as Kathleen Turner's kidnapped sister.
She went on to appear in some of the biggest movies of the 1980s. Trainor played Mikey and Brand's mom in "The Goonies," police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods in "Lethal Weapon" and its sequels, and a reporter in "Die Hard." She also worked with her husband on "Back to the Future II" and "Forrest Gump," and logged television credits including "Relativity" and "Roswell."
Trainor and Zemeckis had a son, Alex, but divorced in 2000. As her acting career waned, »
- Kelly Woo
Mary Ellen Trainor, an accomplished feature-film actress best known for appearing in The Goonies as well as all four Lethal Weapon flicks, died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, California, according to Entertainment Weekly. A lifelong friend of Trainor's, Kathleen Kennedy (also president of Lucasfilm), told reporters that the actress died of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 62 and had a career that spanned nearly three decades. Trainor got her acting start in 1983, with a spot on Cheers. She shifted over to the big screen a year later, reportedly at the suggestion of Michael Douglas, for a role in Robert Zemeckis's Romancing the Stone. Trainor had married Zemeckis in 1980, and after Stone, the two would continue to collaborate on such projects as Back to the Future Part II and Forrest Gump. (They divorced in 2000.) Other credits include roles in Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Death »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
It’s the 30th anniversary of “The Goonies,” the Steven Spielberg-produced iconic adventure tale of the ’80s. Richard Donner directed this group of intrepid adolescents as they hunt for treasure. Check out our Wrap Trends! “The Goonies” will be screening on July 3rd at Cinespia’s Fireworks Spectacular show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, tickets can be bought at www.cinespia.org. See more recent Wrap Trends: Shia Labeouf Is Your Psycho Green-Screen Motivational Speaker: Wrap Trends (Video) Also Read: ‘Suicide Squad’ Batman Leak and ‘Cruel Intentions’ Reunion Spark Frenzy: Wrap Trends (Video) Also Read: Michael B. »
- Jordan Burchette
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her role as the psychologist in the “Lethal Weapon” films, died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, Calif. last month. She was 62. Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years and appeared in several of his films … including “Romancing the Stone” and “Forrest Gump.” They divorced in 2000. Her other notable roles were as Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies,” as well as small roles in “Scrooged,” “Die Hard, »
- TMZ Staff
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