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The Toy Story gang is coming to TV in a new 30-minute Halloween special on ABC this October. Toy Story of Terror will reunite the original voice cast including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz. We have your first look at these two best friends, along with their pal Jesse, voiced by Joan Cusack, as they try to locate a missing friend in a creepy old motel.
Pixar brings all of their Toys back to life in Toy Story of Terror this October on ABC. The gang takes a road trip to Bonnie's grandmother's house, but a flat tire means they'll have to spend the night in a creepy motel.
Returning are Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) and Rex (Wallace Shawn). Jessie (Joan Cusack) will have a more prominent role in the special, while Toy Story 3's Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton »
Feature Simon Brew 3 May 2013 - 07:03
It's a risky business, filmmaking. Simon looks back at some bold, expensive 1990s movies where the gambles didn't quite pay off...
This summer's blockbuster season has got off to a startling start, with Iron Man 3 being widely praised for its willingness to rip up the rule book a little, as it continues the story of Tony Stark.
In fact, there's a subset of modern blockbusters - Nolan films, some X-Men features for instance - that are garnering increasing praise for taking bold choices with the material. That they're wagering a lot of movie studio money on projects and stories that once upon a time would have struggled to get through the system.
However, we'd argue that the 1990s was rich with such gambles too, it's just most of them never really made quite the levels of cash we're seeing now. So, here's a »
This week: Wreck-It Ralph wonders where his Oscar is, Barry Levinson makes a scarier movie than Toys, and Red Dawn gets a ridiculous rermake. ►The consensus after last week's Oscars is that Wreck-it Ralph wuz robbed. And while there's no shame in losing to Pixar, the fact it was favoured to win against a top tier Pixar flick speaks plenty about its merits: This nostalgic and emotional tribute to video games stood out from a lot of mediocre animation last »
- John Law
What is Casting Couch? It’s a thing on the Internet that’s primarily concerned with which actors are going to be in what movies. Today it includes news regarding attractive folk like Colin Farrell and Lily Collins. For the last decade or so, Johnny Depp has largely been occupied with wearing makeup and putting on silly wigs, but once upon a time he used to play actual human beings in movies like Donnie Brasco and whatnot, and while it didn’t afford him the opportunity to use nearly as many crazy voices, things weren’t so bad. Things were so decent, in fact, that Cross Creek Pictures has announced [via ComingSoon] that they’ve cast Depp in another gangster story that’s based on real life events, just for old times’ sake. Depp will be playing infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in director Barry Levinson’s (Toys, Jimmy Hollywood) new film Black Mass. Bulger »
- Nathan Adams
Let's start this by asking, who hought selling "Django Unchained" action figures would be a good idea in the first place? Whoever it was, he or she certainly put into motion one of the more cantankerous movie stories of the month ... and "Zero Dark Thirty" caused actual protests, for crying out loud.
The Weinstein Company, in response to pressure from civil rights advocacy groups, recently directed Neca Toys, which had been licensed to produce and distribute the "Django" dolls, to discontinue the line and pull the dolls from shelves. The toys were seen as totally distasteful, because there's just something not right about kids playing with slave and slave owner action figures.
In a statement, the company said that like the Rated R film itself, the action figures were not meant for consumers below the age of seventeen.
They added, "We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was »
- Amanda Bell
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