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When it came to sci-fi satire in the 1980s and 1990s, the options were thin on the ground with only the BBC's "Red Dwarf", the "Space Quest" games, and a brilliant film every now and then like "Spaceballs" or the first "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" to tide one over.
One of those great films was 1999's "Galaxy Quest" which became an instant classic amongst the demographic it targeted, and in the fifteen years since its release there's been the occasional call for a sequel.
However one of the starts of the original, Enrico Colantoni who played the alien leader Mathesar, has revealed that he for one hopes a follow-up doesn't happen. He tells io9:
"I hope not. I think it's a great movie all by itself. It stands alone, and to make something up, just because we love those characters, and turn it into a sequel - then it becomes the awful sequel. »
- Garth Franklin
Whether you love him or hate him, filmmaker Christopher Nolan has continued to find new ways to challenge his audience, and paradigms of filmmaking as a whole, throughout his remarkable career. His breakout hit Memento shattered audiences' expectations of a traditional narrative story, while The Dark Knight trilogy redefined the superhero genre in ways nobody even knew they wanted, until they saw it with their very eyes. Inception proved that one does not need to induce hallucinogenic drugs to get the head trip of a lifetime, and even his more straight-forward films like Insomnia and The Prestige are exceptionally bold. Regardless of what you might think of his latest offering Interstellar, most will likely agree that Christopher Nolan has outdone himself, offering truly outstanding visuals coupled with a mind-shattering narrative that still has filmgoers talking weeks after opening day.
With all that being said, Interstellar, all 169 minutes of it, isn't »
On the heels of today's news that Universal Pictures is adding The Wolf Man to its Monsters Shared Universe franchise, screenwriter Ed Solomon (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Men In Black) has been brought in to round out the "writers room."
Ed Solomon joins Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), whose involvement in The Wolf Man reboot was rumored earlier today and Fargo TV series creator Noah Hawley, who signed on last month, alongside writers-producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, in what is being compared to Pixar's brain trust or a TV writer's room. Each writer will have a hand in helping each other's movie as they all work to create a model for serialized storytelling.
Heat Vision Blog also lists characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, »
Keanu Reeves ("The Matrix") is out and about doing press for his new movie John Wick. That means it is time for him to field some more questions regarding the status of Bill & Ted 3. Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, the screenwriters behind Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), have been working on the Bill & Ted 3 script for years. They've been trying to create script that calls for a modest budget. "Part of the argument is that it's not that popular internationally, that's where so much of the funding for movies comes from these days," Keanu explained. "They've worked on the script and the budget, just trying to get the right script and then get the business side wrapped up, financiers and rights, all the show business stuff." As for the plot, it like 1989 original and the 1991 sequel, will revolve around "Ted" Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) and »
Bill & Ted 3 is comparable to Ghostbusters 3 in that it's a long-awaited sequel to an 80s franchise that we often hear about, but may never actually see. Bill & Ted 3, though, may be a little closer to happening as it actually has a completed screenplay. Star Alex Winter, who has helped guide the story along with co-star Keanu Reeves and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, has offered us an update on the movie, revealing that we will see 'many versions' of Bill and Ted in this outing.
It's been 23 years since we last saw Ted 'Theodore' Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. in 1991's Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and a lot has changed since then. Except that Bill and Ted didn't save the world as they thought they would. And the pair haven't quite grown up.
Alex Winter, explains:
"[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it's all about Bill and Ted grown up, »
Earlier this month, we reported that Family Guy will kick off Season 13 with a special one-hour premiere that crosses over with The Simpsons, in an episode entitled "The Simpsons Guy". During the Family Guy Comic-Con panel earlier today, Fox debuted a special five-minute clip that shows the Griffin clan in Family Guy somehow getting stranded in Springfield, where they meet The Simpsons.
Watch as these two Animation Domination hits share the screen together, along with a few surprise cameos from Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry) and Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) from Bob's Burgers, then read on for more details that were revealed during the panel.
Family Guy producers Steve Callaghan and Richard Appel also teased a special Christmas episode, where Jesus returns and the guys all discover that he's a virgin, as they go on a quest to get him laid. Voice actor Mike Henry acknowledged the sacrilegious nature of the episode. »
Artist Luke Flowers created this wonderfully fun series of art that mashes Pixar movies together with other classic films. These art mashups include Monsters Inc. with Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure; Up with The Karate Kid; Ratatouille with Pee Wee's Big Adventure; Brave with Harry and the Henderson's; and Wall-e with E.T. The style of the art is great, and I love the humor that it offers. I hope you enjoy the set.
- Joey Paur
7 items from 2014
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