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Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love the sport almost as much as I love movies. When you put the two together you can get some really memorable films. Here’s my picks for top five football films.

Little Giants

It seems like each sport has at least one film made for children. Baseball has Sandlot, hockey has Mighty Ducks, basketball has Space Jam and so on. Well when it comes to football that film is Little Giants. The Little Giants
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‘A Thousand Junkies’ Stars On Rehashing A Painful Period In Their Lives And The AA Meeting Where They Met — Tribeca Studio

‘A Thousand Junkies’ Stars On Rehashing A Painful Period In Their Lives And The AA Meeting Where They Met — Tribeca Studio
The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Tommy Swerdlow, A Thousand Junkies strikes a nerve and strikes a delicate tonal balance, often making the viewer laugh and cringe from painful identification within a matter of seconds. Boasting a successful career in the ’90s as the writer of a number of beloved family films—including Cool Runnings, Little Giants, and Snow Dogs—Swerdlow was, at the same time, a full-blown heroin addict. And Swerdlow wasn’t alone—his co-stars B…
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2017 Tribeca Film Festival: 23 Can't-Miss Movie Premieres, Talks and Gala Events

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: 23 Can't-Miss Movie Premieres, Talks and Gala Events
Every year, celebrities, filmmakers, journalists and movie fans flock to the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan for the Tribeca Film Festival, an illustrious celebration of film and television that features some of the most exciting projects and panel discussions of any media festival in the country.

Founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the festival has helped revitalize the city and remind both filmmakers and fans alike of New York City’s valued place in film and TV while becoming a welcoming community for voices and perspectives from all over the world. “It’s also a fabric of our city. So whether or not it’s a film from Israel or Palestine or something for kids, our festival was about community and it still is,” Rosenthal tells Et. “It’s about bringing community together.”

The 2017 festival, which runs April 19-30, continues to expand beyond film and TV with
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Univision Moves to Lure Advertisers More Familiar With English-Language TV Viewers

Viewers of Univision in recent months may have noticed something on the network that had never been there before: commercials for Apple and Amazon.

Keith Turner wants more of them. Univision does business with many of the same sponsors as its main rival, NBCUniversal’s Telemundo, he says, but “all the brands that CBS and NBC have are the ones we are more interested in getting to come here.” The Spanish-language broadcaster has also attracted the likes of PepsiCo’s Gatorade and Coca-Cola’s Powerade for the first time, said Turner, president of advertising sales and marketing at Univision Communications Inc.

Univision is preparing for a new round of wooing advertisers long accustomed to scheduling their commercials on English-language networks, and it is doing so by talking up an audience that watches much of its programming live as it happens and, what’s more, remains very passionate about doing so. The
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Movies to Show My Son: ‘The Sandlot’

Today I begin a new series that combines my fondness for film with the joy I have of being a parent. Like most geek dads or dads in general I am eager to share the things I have a passion for with my son. Growing up I can remember my dad doing the same. As a proud Air Force veteran with a father who made his living working for the Rail Road my dad grew up with his own passions and hobbies. Some of my greatest memories as a child are the times I spent seeing my dad gushing at train museums, getting lost in amazement at air shows, or simply try to gather as much information as possible about World War II. Now as I am closing in on the two year mark of being a dad I am beginning to brainstorm on what movies are must sees for my son.
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Devon Sawa Says He's Ready to Make 'Casper,' 'Now and Then' Sequels

Devon Sawa Says He's Ready to Make 'Casper,' 'Now and Then' Sequels
Devon Sawa may be ready to bring back two of his films from the '90s.

The 38-year-old actor revealed on Twitter that he wants to shoot sequels to Casper and Now and Then.

Watch: 'Casper' Turns 20! Christina Ricci Talks Awkward Teen Years in '95

"Alright, I know it's been awhile.. but I think I'm finally ready to do a Casper sequel," Sawa tweeted on Thursday before sending a message to Now and Then writer Marlene King.

"Hey @imarleneking, where we at on that 'Now and Then 2' script?," Sawa asked.

Read: Devon Sawa Talks 'Beautiful Little Girl' After Welcoming Daughter Scarlett

Sawa appeared to be serious about a Casper remake, tweeting Universal Pictures, "I'm ready to come back and do another Casper…yes the ghost!"

A fan jokingly responded that it was "too soon" to shoot a new version of Casper, which was released in 1995.

"I mean the first one only came out like
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Daniel Stern Revives His ‘Rookie of the Year’ Character in Support of the Cubs’ World Series Bid

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Daniel Stern Revives His ‘Rookie of the Year’ Character in Support of the Cubs’ World Series Bid
Having fulfilled the role of lovable losers for decades now, the Chicago Cubs have a lot of goodwill in their first World Series appearance since 1945. (They also have a one-game deficit to overcome, but let’s try not to think about that.) Among their celebrity fans is Daniel Stern, whom you might recognize as Phil Brickman from “Rookie of the Year” — a standout from the mid-’90s halcyon days of kids’ sports movies (see also: “Little Big League,” “Air Bud,” “Little Giants,” “The Big Green”) that he also directed.

Read More: World Series 2016: Hollywood Is Divided Over the Battle Between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians

Stern — who appeared in both “Home Alone” films and narrated “The Wonder Years” — has reprised his quirky role on both YouTube and Twitter in support of the Cubbies, who haven’t won the World Series since 1908. He’s posted a number of videos
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We Need to Talk About Neville Longbottom in Me Before You

We Need to Talk About Neville Longbottom in Me Before You
Dear readers, we'd like to discuss sexual awakenings for a minute. We've all had them; that moment when you're watching Casper or Now and Then or Little Giants when suddenly you notice Devon Sawa or Devon Sawa or...Devon Sawa. You start to feel a little differently about movie characters, and then nothing is the same. (And, more importantly, you never look at Devon Sawa the same way again). You realize you are a charged being and that there is a whole, beautiful world out there just waiting for you to cut out Tiger Beat posters of it and practice French-kissing on your wall.  But that phenomenon can also happen in regards to specific people long after you've...
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Devon Sawa's Family Photos Will Remind You Why You Loved Him So Much in the '90s

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Devon Sawa's Family Photos Will Remind You Why You Loved Him So Much in the '90s
Devon Sawa has probably held a special place in your heart since the '90s. In addition to his role in Casper and the iconic line of "Can I keep you?," Devon turned into a full-on heartthrob with other roles in hits like Now and Then and Little Giants. The actor has definitely grown up since those days, but that doesn't mean he's gotten any less adorable. Devon has been married to his wife, Dawni Sahanovitch, since 2010, and the couple have two kids together, 2-year-old son Hudson and daughter Scarlett, who was born in March 2016. While their daughter only recently joined their brood, Devon and Dawni have documented so many cute family moments with their little boy. While we wait for even more snaps of the new family of four, keep reading to see their best moments so far!
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Relive Your Devon Sawa Crush With a Look at the Handsome Star Through the Years

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Relive Your Devon Sawa Crush With a Look at the Handsome Star Through the Years
Can you believe it's been 20 years since Devon Sawa played Scott Wormer in Now and Then? If you grew up in the '90s, chances are you fell for Devon's dreamy moments in movies like Now and Then, Wild America, and Casper. ("Can I keep you?") He first hit the big screen in 1994's Little Giants, and since then, Devon has continued to win over fans with both his talent and his good looks. Meanwhile, he and his wife, Dawni, welcomed their son, Hudson, in January 2014, and the adorable dad regularly shares sweet pictures of his little one on social media. For your daily dose of nostalgia, take a look back at memorable Devon Sawa moments through the years, then check out the very important truths captured by Now and Then!
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Rick Moranis Admits He Turned Down 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Cameo

Rick Moranis Admits He Turned Down 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Cameo
While the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot is a complete overhaul on the beloved comedy franchise, most of the main actors involved in the original series – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson – will appear in new cameo roles. Noticeably absent from that list, however, is Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the original film and its sequel. After it was revealed that Moranis wouldn't appear in the reboot, the uproar over his absence was so vocal that Moranis granted a rare interview to admit that the new Ghostbusters production reached out to him,
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What's New to Amazon Prime and Instant Video in September 2015

September is coming -- and that means back to school, back to autumn leaves, and back to TV season. Huzzah! Amazon just released its list of September titles available for streaming on Prime and for rental or purchase on Amazon Instant Video. (If you missed the August titles, here they are.) They're offering tons of new episodes from the Fall 2015 TV season, and several recent blockbuster movies like "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (plus bonus features), "Pitch Perfect 2," and "Cinderella."

Check out all the September additions below.

New in September - Available for Streaming on Prime

TV

Hand of God

Season 1

9/4/15

Grimm

Season 4

9/30/15

Movies

Little Giants

9/1/15

Maya the Bee

9/1/15

Private Parts

9/1/15

Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

9/1/15

The Blair Witch Project

9/1/15

Desperately Seeking Susan

9/1/15

Hannah and Her Sisters

9/1/15

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

9/1/15

Lord of Illusions

9/1/15

Popeye

9/1/15

The Crucible (1996)

9/1/15

The Swan Princess (1994)

9/1/15

Hannibal Rising (2007)

9/1/15

Anywhere But Here

9/1/15

Stuart Little

9/3/15

Dear White People
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Mip TV: Drama Dynamizes 2015 Market

Cannes – Two big “Ds” – Dramas, Digital – look set to galvanize much Croisette business, as well as multiple conference panels, at next week’s Cannes Mip TV, which catches part of the international TV business in the full flush of evolution, convulsed by ramping consolidation – Mip TV will be the first market for new joint venture Endemol Shine Group, for instance – and the ever-clearer emergence of international drama as a serious alternative to Us fare.

As the number of high-end drama escalates, competition for top-notch show-runners – mostly based out of the U.S. will become all the more bitter.

Last Wednesday, Amazon Studios aconfirmed Diego Luna to play the lead in its untitled Casanova period drama, exec produced by Electus Ent.’s Ben Silverman and Stu Zicherman. Expect further high-end drama announcements – of epics and event dramas – or first-look talent deals at 2015’s Mip TV.

Traditionally, May’ L.A. Screenings, and October’s Mipcom TV mart,
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Formats Key to New Markets for Televisa

Televisa’s reality, game and talent show formats are opening up new territories for the giant Mexican broadcaster although its traditional telenovelas are also captivating new viewers, especially in Africa.

Thanks to these formats, the world’s largest producer of Spanish-language content (90,000 hours per year) has tapped new European markets, including France, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, according to Claudia Sahab, Televisa’s Madrid-based director of Europe, who is attending MipTV along with Televisa international VP Fernando Perez-Gavilan, entertainment formats director general Ricardo Ehrsam and Mario Castro, sales director for Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Big sellers since last year are kiddie talent show “Pequenos Gigantes” (“Little Giants”) and reality program “Dolphins With the Stars,” which features celebrities interacting with dolphins.

“While our natural market is Spain, our telenovelas have also sold in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and other East European countries,” said Sahab.
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Flashback: 'The Santa Clause' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Cast

Flashback: 'The Santa Clause' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Cast
Christmas is coming early!

Among the ever-growing list of classic movies celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, which includes Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Little Rascals, and Little Giants – we can now add our first Christmas movie to the list, The Santa Clause!

Watch: On Set with 'Pulp Fiction' 20 Years Ago

The film stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a divorced father of his 6-year-old son Charlie, portrayed by Eric Lloyd. Though initially distant, Charlie and his father are drawn closer than ever through a series of events that force Scott to take on his new position as Santa Clause.

"The movie's about a little boy and his dad that aren't very close, and one night they go on a great adventure to the North Pole," 8-year-old Eric Lloyd told Et. "Then they get to the next Christmas, and they're very close."

Et was invited on set back in 1994 with stars Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd
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Can You Guess This Emmy-Nominated Actress From Her Very First Acting Gig?

Can You Guess This Emmy-Nominated Actress From Her Very First Acting Gig?
From 'Pee-wee’s Playhouse' to...prison?!

Aww! Look at that face! You know that face, right?

This actress stars on one of the hottest shows of the year — both hot in terms of ratings and critical love and hot in terms of lots of sex. Looots of sex — and earned an Emmy nomination this year for her work on said show.

But 28 years ago she booked her first acting gig on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

It’s...

Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and was nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy category (she ultimately lost to “Crazy Eyes” aka Uzo Aduba). And now she’s (maybe) dating Fred Armisen too.

But back in 1986, Natasha played Opal in six episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Today, Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series is released as an 8-disc box set with all 45 episodes and Pee-wee’s Christmas Special, and ETonline
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'Little Giants' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Young Cast & NFL All-Madden Team

'Little Giants' Turns 20! Behind the Scenes with the Young Cast & NFL All-Madden Team
Et was on the set of the 1994 film with NFL greats John Madden & Emmitt Smith.

Is it just us or was 1994 the year of our favorite films ever?

Among a stellar list of classic movies celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, which include Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and The Little Rascals, Little Giants is also ringing in the milestone anniversary.

Photos- 'The Little Rascals' Cast All Grown-Up!

The beloved sports film starred Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neil as small town brothers coaching rival pee-wee football teams-- one team, led by Heisman Trophy winner brother Kevin (O'Neal), and the other, led by underdog Danny (Moranis) and his band of misfit kids.

Et was on the set back in 1994 with the young cast who were joined by NFL greats such as John Madden, Emmitt Smith, Bruce Smith and Steve Emtman. Despite a few major commercials, it was the first time working on a major film for most of the
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Cool Runnings writer, Michael Goldberg, dies aged 55

Some very sad news: screenwriter Michael Goldberg has died, at the age of 55.

Some really sad news. Screenwriter and producer Michael Goldberg has died, from the brain and sinus cancer that he'd been battling for over a year. He was 55 years old.

Goldberg's list of credits include the screenplay to Little Giants, Bushwhacked and Snow Dogs. He also wrote and directed The Lovemaster back in 1997. Yet it's Cool Runnings that's likely to be the project of his closest to many of our hearts. The 1993 comedy remains a firm, witty favourite, and the script - which Goldberg co-wrote with Lynn Siefert and Tommy Swerdlow - was his first work to make it to the big screen.

Rest in peace Mr Goldberg. 55 is no age. And thank you for the chuckles.

Movies News Simon Brew 6 Oct 2014 - 06:30
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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55

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Cool Runnings writer Michael Goldberg dies at 55
The writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for Cool Runnings died on October 2 following a long battle with brain and sinus cancer. He was 55.

Aside from the 1993 comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, Goldberg’s writing credits include Should’ve Been Romeo with Paul Ben-Victor; Little Giants starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; Bushwhacked with Daniel Stern; Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr; The Lovemaster starring comedian Craig Shoemaker, which Goldberg also directed; and television series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off-Broadway plays and regional productions. He received an Mfa from the University Of Michigan and a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

He is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi. Additional surviving family include former wife Karen Ray and siblings Francine Lean, Jodi Whitten and Gary Lean. Goldberg is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral
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Michael Goldberg, 1959-2014

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Michael Goldberg, 1959-2014
The writer, director and producer best known for his screenplay for Cool Runnings died on October 2 following a long battle with brain and sinus cancer. He was 55.

Aside from the 1993 comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, Goldberg’s writing credits include Should’ve Been Romeo with Paul Ben-Victor; Little Giants starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill; Bushwhacked with Daniel Stern; Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr; The Lovemaster starring comedian Craig Shoemaker, which Goldberg also directed; and television series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg also acted in and directed numerous Off-Broadway plays and regional productions. He received an Mfa from the University Of Michigan and a Bfa from Carnegie Mellon University.

He is survived by mother Dorothy Lean, father George, daughter Kayla, brother Mark and sister Randi. Additional surviving family include former wife Karen Ray and siblings Francine Lean, Jodi Whitten and Gary Lean. Goldberg is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral
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