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We caught up with writer Damon Lindelof to talk about the film, which is out now on the home formats.
Q: How did this project come about?
A: I was having lunch with Sean Bailey, president of motion picture production for Disney, and we were talking about the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. It was an opportunity to take something that is familiar to people and make something original out of it. So Pirates of the Caribbean has existed as a ride forever, but Captain Jack Sparrow didn’t exist until the movies came along. Sean was saying that it had been challenging to do that for other things in the, theme parks and was there anything that I thought was an interesting opportunity for a movie. »
- Paul Heath
Absolutely awful. Tori Spelling and her family's dog Mitzi is missing. The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress announced the news via Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 17. "Pls Help...Our Family Dog Mitzi has gone missing! Spread the word. She disappeared 9/15 from Calabasas, Ca. Has collar on but Wrong info. Needs Medication! No questions asked. Pls return. Reward," Spelling, 42, captioned a pic of the pup. "Email at email@example.com She is microchipped thru @muchloveanimalrescue She is 6lb long haired terrier mix all white with brown markings on face," she added. [...] »
Tomorrowland didn’t do as well as expected this weekend in theaters. Some people celebrated this fact, apparently believing that the movie was the brainchild of George Clooney and that it was a propaganda film about climate change.
They must have seen a different movie than I did.
I’ll admit that, like the Big Hollywood website, I went to the theater with my own set of assumptions and biases. Tomorrowland is my favorite area in the Disney parks, the first place I wanted to go the first time I went (in 1979). I love the work of director Brad Bird, and have since The Family Dog.
And, yeah, I have the hots for George Clooney and I think climate change is an issue deserving action. Only the first of those affects my ticket-buying decisions.
So, the Disney nerd in me loved the movie. But, more important to this column, so did the comics fan. »
- Martha Thomases
This may be the hardest review I've ever had to write. After all, I think Brad Bird is a certifiably great filmmaker. I have been a fan of his work as long as I've seen his name on things, starting with "Family Dog," the animated episode of "Amazing Stories." So of course, I walk into his films hoping to like them. The year it was released, "The Incredibles" was my pick as best film, and both "The Iron Giant" and "Ratatouille" have also found spots in my top ten lists at the end of the year. In fact, for years, one of the things I was proudest of in all of the work I've done writing about movies from the early days of Ain't It Cool News to right now involved "The Iron Giant." That film is beloved now, and deservedly so. There was a point, though, when it looked »
- Drew McWeeny
For many people, April 20 is just another blank square on the calendar. For others, it’s a day designed to stop being so square — and start feeling blank.
PhotosApril Fools’ Day: 25 Twisted Plot Tricks from Alias, Arrow, Buffy, Pll & More
We’re referring, of course, to 4/20, the official high holiday of stoners all over the world — and it’s safe to say that several TV favorites will be getting in on the festivities.
From South Park‘s Towelie to the titular trio from Workaholics, TVLine has compiled a list of the characters most likely to be raising a glass — or »
5 items from 2015
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