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Mandy Patinkin is to be the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony's upcoming animated movie.
The Homeland star is in final negotiations to lend his voice to the reboot, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The reboot will set out to tell the origin story of the blue creatures, and has a release date of August 5, 2016.
To pinpoint the appeal of British B-movie bruiser Jason Statham, one need look no further than the place where the ball of Statham’s foot, the crown of his head, or the bend of his elbow makes sudden, bone-shattering contact with some lesser specimen of the human gene pool. Such collisions, alas, are too few and far between in “Wild Card,” a serviceable Vegas neo-noir that carries an unusually tony pedigree for a Statham vehicle (in the form of Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman), but lacks the amped-up Looney Tunes mayhem of the “Transporter” and “Crank” franchises. Lionsgate is wisely betting low on this Jan. 30 release, with a limited theatrical run and a more aggressive VOD push.
“Wild Card” represents the second attempt by Goldman (“All the President’s Men,” “The Princess Bride”) and producer Cassian Elwes to fashion a movie from the writer’s 1985 paperback potboiler, “Heat,” about the various entanglements of one Nick Escalante, »
- Scott Foundas
Chicago – One of the specialities of HollywoodChicago.com is the film and personality interview. The majority of these chats came through me, Patrick McDonald, and I couldn’t narrow it down to a top 10 or even a top 20. For 2014, there were 25 top interviews, and it is a diverse range of voices.
It is a privilege to get the opportunity to participate in the promotional tours, awards ceremonies, film festivals, book appearances, phoners and other lucky happenstances that feature the notable among us. To whittle down the list, I mostly thought about what was said in these interviews, whether inspirational or provocative – plus the status of the participants, whether they are up-and-coming or established.
The interview highlights are broken down by “Background and Behind-the-Scenes” and the “Memorable Quote” associated with each subject, and are often accompanied with exclusive photography by Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com. Four notables who just missed the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Gameblend Studios has released a new mobile game based upon the beloved 1987 comedy The Princess Bride, which allows gamers the opportunity to relive memorable scenes from the Rob Reiner-directed movie across four distinct minigames:
– Survive the Shrieking Eels!
– Climb the Cliffs of Insanity!
– Sword duel with Inigo!
– Wrestle your favorite Giant!
Check out the trailer here…
The Princess Bride – The Official Game is available now on iOS.
The post The Princess Bride mobile game available now, watch the trailer here appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The Princess Bride is regarded as one of the most quotable films of the 1980s. William Goldman.s script is packed to the brim with supremely witty lines, each of which were fabulously delivered by the movie.s hugely talented cast. And it turns out that one of the movie's most famous fans is the Green Bay Packers. quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It.s just a pity that none of his teammates have also seen the film. Aaron Rodgers has been in strong form for the Green Bay Packers since the start of the 2014/2015 NFL season. According to the Wall Street Journal, Aaron Rodgers has recorded a 38-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the last few months - and it turns out that Aaron Rodgers loves nothing more than to celebrate his achievements by making jokes that his younger teammates actually don.t get. The 31-year-old Aaron Rodgers clearly grew up watching the »
Creed was always the most mysterious character on The Office, but the season-four trailer for Comedy Bang! Bang! lets us in on one of his secrets: He's been the grandfather from The Princess Bride all along. The trailer kicks off with Creed—a.k.a. actor Creed Bratton—introducing the concept of books to his grandson, who's busy playing video games. Grandpa Creed promises that, like the story in The Princess Bride, this book "has heroes and villains and fencing and fighting, and maybe even a little romance." And, as the trailer shows, it also has a lot of cool guest stars. »
- Ariana Bacle
Veteran television writer and producer Norman Lear will receive the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 67th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on Feb. 14.
The award recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have brought honor and dignity to writers.
“Over several decades, the Writers Guild, East has presented the Burkey Award to celebrate the achievements of leaders – in the arts or politics – who have advanced the causes of creativity and freedom of speech,” said Writers Guild of America, East president Michael Winship. “This year, by honoring Norman Lear, we choose a man who spans the worlds »
- Jethro Nededog
“Galavant,” ABC’s new comedy-musical extravaganza, is a strange show to behold. It certainly doesn’t fit the mold of anything we’ve seen on television in a while. Reviewers have already compared it to “The Princess Bride” and Monty Python, but what else do they think about it? Overall, it seems like reviewers liked it, but are unsure of how it’s going to sustain itself over the course of its eight episode run. Amy Ratcliffe from IGN wrote that the show takes the standard fairy tale heroic story and makes it fresh and fun with the additions of music and laughs. “Overall, most of the primary cast are engaging and leave you [ Read More ]
The post TV Critics Sound Off on ABC’s Galavant appeared first on Shockya.com. »
The Writers Guild of America East has selected Norman Lear as the recipient of its Evelyn F. Burkey Award, which recognizes those who have brought “honor and dignity” to writers.
The trophy will be presented by Bill Moyers at the 67th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on Feb. 14 at the Edison Ballroom.
Lear has been a WGA member since 1951. He began his career writing sketches for Jack Haley, Martin and Lewis, and Martha Raye, and created his first television series, “The Deputy,” a Western starring Henry Fonda, in 1959.
Lear’s iconic “All in the Family” debuted in 1971 and won four Emmy Awards for best comedy series, received a Peabody Award and was nominated for 11 WGA awards. Lear followed “All in the Family” with “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “One Day at a Time” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.”
He was nominated for an Oscar »
- Dave McNary
We don't know about you, but all it took was the idea of a singing, bearded Timothy Omundson for us to be like "Yasss Galavant!" The Psych fans in us were excited. The Princess Bride fans in us were thrilled. The musical television fans in us were jumping up and down with pure joy, and none of those people were disappointed by tonight's hour-long premiere. It was campy and ridiculous and basically just a lot of fun that we will gladly have over again each Sunday night at 8. Galavant tells the story of a hero named Galavant (Joshua Sasse) who's determined to defeat the evil King Richard (Omundson), who has stolen Galavant's "true love." The four week musical event also »
The four-week series follows the adventures of a dashing knight, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), as he attempts to rescue his true love, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), from the clutches of the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Galavant teams up with his squire Sid (Luke Youngblood) and Isabella (Karen David), a princess looking to save her parents from King Richard’s dungeons.
See photos: The Only 8 Western Comedies That Hollywood Has Made Since 1990
“It’s the dream »
- Itay Hod
If you've watched ABC at all in the past several months, you'll already know something of their new single-camera series Galavant. It's a musical (of sorts) packed into a comedy format (of sorts) that takes its plot cues from The Princess Bride, and its thematic guidance from Mel Brooks. This oddball creation comes from Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors), with the help of famous film composer Alan Menken (creator of every song you know from Disney in your past) and Menken's lyricist cohort Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid and many others). Hit the jump for whether you should watch, or just go to Medieval Times. Galavant follows the adventures of the dashing knight -- Galavant (Joshua Sasse) -- as he attempts to rescue his lady love, Madalena (Mallory Jansen) from the clutches of the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). But early on there's a subversion to this trope, and instead, Galavant »
- Allison Keene
What exactly is Galavant, ABC's four-week comedy extravaganza? Think The Princess Bride set to music, and you're on the right track.
The goofy, outrageous and surprisingly brilliant series is a unique beast in the network TV animal kingdom. Not only is it the only musical comedy on the air with original songs (take that, Glee!), but it's also set in the medieval era, in which fairy-tale tropes are turned on their heads.
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- Hanh Nguyen
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