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Though filmmaker Chris Columbus may not be at the top of his game right now (hopefully his big screen version of Pixels will change that), back in the day, Columbus was responsible for some of the most revered movies of the 80s. The Home Alone director wrote the script for the original Gremlins back in 1984, and also the script for The Goonies back in 1985. Now if a rumor from The Tracking Board is to be believed, Columbus will go back to his roots by producing the new versions of both those films, which are each in some stage of development. While one is a sequel, the other will be a reboot. But which is which? Read on! Let's start with The Goonies. We had already heard earlier this year that director Richard Donner was developing a sequel to the childhood adventure favorite with Steven Spielberg, and pretty much all of »
- Ethan Anderton
Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. For film fans, a quality feature can come out at any time, from any one, and discovering an enjoyable and well-crafted feature is truly a pleasure. As we reach the halfway point of the year, many excellent films have already made their way to theatres, films that are well worth a watch. Below, you shall find the list of the top 30 films of 2014 to date, a list that ranges from science fiction thrillers to period dramas.
A few notes to keep in mind when reading our entry: Certain films from our 2013 list make a second appearance on this list. This is because the movies, while technically released this year, were seen by a select few in time for last year’s list, due to the benefit of film festivals and press screenings. The list itself is in no particular order, »
Steve Pink's filmography has shades of the ridiculous. His directorial debut was the goofy Diy college comedy Accepted. His follow-up was the preposterously titled Hot Tub Time Machine. Then he took on a remake of the acerbic 1980s rom-com About Last Night. While their setups may have earned some initial sneers, each of these hysterical comedies was able to do solid work at the box office. And now Disney is getting in the Pink business, hiring him to helm their upcoming family adventure Overnight. THR has gotten word that Steve Pink has signed on to direct Overnight, which is being described as Home Alone set in an Fao Schwarz-esque toy store. My first thought on hearing this news was, "Wait, wasn't that the plot of Home Alone 2?" But while that much-loved sequel did involve a toy store (Duncan's Toy Chest to be precise), that setting was not where »
After his return as Ron Burgundy is last year’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Will Ferrell has been keeping himself busy with some new material. Earlier this year, he worked on his upcoming comedy Get Hard co-starring Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Alison Brie (Community), as well as co-starring again with Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and James Marsden (X-Men) in Welcome To Me.
Now, it seems Ferrell has already lined up his next film over at Disney. Steve Pink (About Last Night, Hot Tub Time Machine) has been set to direct Overnight, which is being produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, and could be the next vehicle for the comedian. Variety has said that the plot is said to be like Home Alone but set in a toy store.
Unoriginal for sure, but anything with Ferrell gets our vote, and we await confirmation of the actor »
- Scott Davis
Details are scarce, but the film has been described as Home Alone in a toy store.
Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) is writing the movie.
Overnight is yet to announce production or release dates. »
Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is attached to direct the World War II soccer-themed "Victory" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Gavin O'Connor is writing the script, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
The story follows a group of allied POWs preparing for a soccer match against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris. But amid the preparations, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Meanwhile, Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") is set to direct the family adventure "Overnight" for Disney Pictures. Ruben Fleischer was previously in discussions to direct in February, but it never progressed.
- Garth Franklin
Even though they lost, the United States soccer team is moving up to the next round at the World Cup, and Will Ferrell didn't even have to bite anyone. So now he can get back to the business of making movies, and the always-busy actor has yet another project brewing. Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "About Last Night") has ben hired to helm "Overnight," which is being produced by Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions as a potential vehicle for the funnyman. The plot is said to be like "Home Alone" but set in a toy store. Not the most original idea, but hey, put Ferrell in it and we'll be there. That said, currently he's only set to produce and not star. [Variety] Nick Frost, Hope Davis and Adelaide Clemens will star in the black comedy "Look Away." Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney — aka BigTV! — are directing this one about "a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.
And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!
"So never kick a dog / Because he's »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Back in February, we reported that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was going to venture into family adventure territory with Overnight, a toy store heist film set up at Disney. However, it seems like a deal couldn't be finalized as THR reports that it will be Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night director Steve Pink taking on the film with a script from 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. The film is simply described as Home Alone in a toy store as it follows a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store like Fao Schwarz.. But it happens to be the night that some guys try to rob it. The father and son bond after having a rough relationship following a divorce while stopping the robbery that turns into a hostage situation. Funnily enough, the project was originally set up at »
- Ethan Anderton
• Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »
- Jake Perlman
Fresh off “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” Steve Pink has signed on to direct the family film “Overnight” for Disney, TheWrap has learned. Described as “‘Home Alone’ in a toy store,” “Overnight” follows a father and son who win a sleepover in a massive toy store on the same night that a band of thieves plan to rob it. Pink most recently directed “About Last Night” for Screen Gems and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” for MGM and Paramount, the latter of which will release the comedy sequel on Christmas Day. Pink and Morris will also co-write “The Yank” for TriStar. »
- Jeff Sneider
Steve Pink (Accepted, Hot Tub Time Machine) has been tapped to direct Disney’s Overnight, about a father and son who win an inaugural sleepover in a toy store the same night thieves decide to rob it. This is the project that’s been described as “Home Alone in a toy store.” Pink and writing partner Jeff Morris are currently penning The Yank for TriStar. Pink most recently helmed the comedy remake About Last Night and has the sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hitting screens this Christmas for MGM and Paramount. He’s also attached to the Anna Faris-Chris Pratt pic Vacation […] »
Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions will produce alongside Mosaic.
Pic is described as “Home Alone” in a toy store.
Oren Uziel penned the script.
He most recently helmed the Screen Gems’ “About Last Night” and his next film “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ bows on Christmas. He is also set to direct “Vacation Friends” at Fox, starring Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.
Pink is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Morris Yorn Barnes.
- Justin Kroll
Steve Pink is set to direct Disney's Overnight, a family adventure project Neal Moritz is producing. Oren Uziel, who worked on 22 Jump Street, wrote the script, which has been described as Home Alone in an Fao Schwarz-esque toy store. Figuring into the plot is an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son -- and defuse a hostage situation. List Hollywood's Favorite 100 Films The project, which was once titled Overnight at 42nd Street, was initially set up at Columbia/Sony but was put into turnaround, with Disney quietly picking it up a year ago.
- Borys Kit
He’s better known for raunchier comedies such as Hot Tub Time Machine and this year’s remake of About Last Night, but Steve Pink is taking a stab at family adventure for his next trick. He’s on board to make Overnight for Disney.The film, which has bounced from Sony to the Mouse House in its development life, is described as “Home Alone in a toy store” with that quick pitch opening up to reveal the tale of a divorced father and his son winning a competition to spend the night in a brand new, chock-full toy store. Unfortunately for them, their visit coincides with the very night that thieves decide to break in. And even as he's trying to thwart the criminals, the dad has to salvage his fracturing relationship with his sprog. So… Yeah. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York in another toy store, then? »
When Ian Ziering’s character Fin raised his chainsaw and leaped at the jaws of a flying shark in Syfy’s Sharknado, it no doubt caused all kinds of comments in both viewers’ homes and on their Twitter accounts. But perhaps a few people watching the intentional B-movie wondered what side-splitting remarks the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 would have made during that scene and throughout the entire film. Well, wonder no more: a live recording of Sharknado commentary from three former members of MST3K will take place in just two weeks, and further commemorating the shark-filled cyclone flick is a Sharknado Pop! vinyl figure from Funko.
The 4-inch vinyl figure features a shark inside a freak saltwater tornado with its mouth wide open and sharp teeth on full display. Coming soon to online retailers like Amazon (in stock on July 3rd, 2014), this vinyl figure will help usher in »
- Derek Anderson
There’s still so much we don’t about our oceans, especially when it comes to what lies on their floors. In 1989′s Leviathan, a deep-sea mining crew is reminded of the saltwater’s deadly secrets when they find something horrifying living amongst a ship’s ruins at the sea bottom. This Peter Weller-starring film is shooting to the surface late this August as part of Scream Factory’s Summer of Fear, with a couple of bonus features in tow.
Set for an August 19th release on Blu-ray, you can pre-order the film now at Scream Factory and Amazon for around $25.00. This 1080p video resolution of Leviathan comes with new interviews and the theatrical trailer.
Press Release - “Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they uncovered will strike terror into our hearts! On August 19, 2014, the long-awaited deep-sea sci-fi creature thriller Leviathan, »
- Derek Anderson
A few months back we learned that Scream Factory had added the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan to their "Summer of Fear" schedule, and today full details about the release have come up to the surface. Read on for everything you need to know about this must-own Blu-ray!
From the Press Release
Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they uncovered will strike terror into our hearts!
On August 19, 2014, the long-awaited deep-sea sci-fi creature thriller Leviathan, a film by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra) finally unleashes on Blu-ray for the first time from Scream Factory. Starring Peter Weller (RoboCop), Richard Crenna (First Blood), Amanda Pays ("Max Headroom"), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Michael Carmine (Batteries Not Included), Lisa Eilbacher (Beverly Hills Cop) and Hector Elizondo (The Celestine Prophecy), Leviathan features a solid script by veteran »
- John Squires
In case you haven't heard, The Fault in Our Stars is kind of a sad film. The reaction across the pond (where the film has been out for a couple of weeks) has essentially been one long, drawn out ugly-cry, to the point where Slate have even released a handy guide to keeping your eye make-up intact.
Even the movie's stars Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern aren't immune, as they admitted in our video interview. We also asked them what other films have made them cry, which sparked a discussion back in the office about the most effective tearjerkers of all time.
Below, Digital Spy staffers reveal the films that are guaranteed to leave them a weeping mess.
Good Will Hunting – Emma Dibdin, Features Editor
While prototypical inspirational teacher movie Dead Poets' Society is arguably a more obvious pick, Robin Williams's similarly inspirational performance here as wry, »
Let's be honest, sequels rarely live up to their popular predecessors.
With a boatload of cash on the line, who can blame classics such as "Home Alone" and "Superman" for spawning inferior follow-ups? Still, that's no excuse for some obvious blunders. While not every mistake is cringe-worthy, the "High School Musical 2" goof is especially painful and really makes you wonder who wasn't paying attention.
Here are 9 "oops" moments from blockbuster sequels. As usual, all photos are courtesy of MovieMistakes. »
- Jonny Black
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