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9 Festive Fake TV Holidays

21 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We love celebrating real holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah, but you know what's even more fun? Making up your own holidays to celebrate! Luckily, a ton of TV shows have already done the legwork by coming up with their own jolly traditions and festivities. And if there's anyone we trust to turn a made-up day into an event, it's sitcom and cartoon writers.

Get that Festivus pole out of the crawl space, deck yourself in blue and yellow and start ringing bells: It’s time to celebrate nine of our favorite TV holidays.

1. Festivus (Seinfeld)

It’s the Festivus for the rest of us! The parody holiday has become so popular that it’s now celebrated off-screen too. The secular celebration was created by George Costanza’s father as an alternative to the commercialization of Christmas, because that is 100 percent something Frank Costanza would do. It’s celebrated on Dec. 23 with an aluminum »

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Joss Whedon talks Avengers: Age of Ultron, introducing The Vision, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

17 December 2014 1:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s less than five months to go before Marvel brings the curtain down on Phase Two of the Cinematic Universe with Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the director has been speaking in depth to IGN about the hotly-anticipated sequel, including expanding the world of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with the introduction of new characters like The Vision, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and of course the AI villain Ultron.

” I wanted Paul [Bettany] to play this part since before I wanted to make Avengers movies,” states Whedon on The Vision. “He’s just got, let’s face it, it’s about cheek bones, people… Before I took the first job, I said, ‘Well, I don’t know if I’m right for this, or if I want it, or you want me, but in the second one, the villain has to be Ultron, and he has to create the Vision.’ And »

- Gary Collinson

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Joss Whedon Discusses Various Avengers: Age Of Ultron Elements

17 December 2014 10:27 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It looks like Joss Whedon is once again going to blow Marvel fans away with the Avengers. The footage we've seen from Avengers: Age of Ultron looks insanely cool, but there's still so much more that has yet to be revealed. There are a bunch of interviews with the director from the set of the film that have surfaced, and in them he discusses a lot of different aspects about the movie, including the fact that he initially didn't want to do it! He explained to /Film,

"I didn’t actually want to make the film necessarily. I was ragged from the first one, and so I just turned off my brain. I was like, do not think of cool ideas for the next one. Just get through this. But after a few months when they talked about, um… This is now something that makes sense in my life; do I have anything to say? »

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Joss Whedon on creating his beautiful monster for 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

17 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Shepperton Studios, Middlesex - Joss Whedon looked tired. And not just a little tired, either. He looked weary, deep down in his bones tired. He looked like he was ready to just fall down where he was and sleep for a week. I've seen a number of other directors in this state and it's always when they're near the end of production on one of these mega-movies. The pressure that's on these guys in enormous, and for Whedon, following up one of the biggest films of all time can't be easy. We sat in a small group facing Whedon in the Tony Stark lab, part of the Avengers Tower set, and asked him what his primary goal was walking into the sequel. "On the first one, I was a raggedy man when I made that film. It did take a lot out of me. Going in this time, I was like… »

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33 Unforgettable Disaster Movies

16 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's very little that Hollywood likes more than to take a cast of expensive actors, place them in a lavishly-produced set, and then blow everything up. The resulting mix of all-star casting and spectacular destruction is what makes a disaster film, and disaster films don't come any bigger than "The Towering Inferno." Released 40 years ago this month (on December 14, 1974), the film was so big that it was based on two novels by different authors, was the first movie that required the backing of two studios to make it (20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. were the collaborators), and featured two stars so huge (Steve McQueen and Paul Newman) that no one could agree on which of them should be billed first. (The solution: McQueen's name appeared in the poster and on the screen in the lower left, while Newman's was placed in the upper right, so that both names appeared to be first, »

- Gary Susman

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Warner Bros. Sets Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ for Oct. 21, 2016

11 December 2014 5:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has dated Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm” for Oct. 21, 2016 — filling the slot vacated due to its decision to push “Jungle Book: Origins” back to 2017.

Geostorm” is the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Shooting started earlier this fall.

Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

Warner Bros. picked up the project after Skydance developed it. Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate control satellites fail to function.

Universal has an untitled Blumhouse horror film set for the same slot.

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Christian Kane interview: Angel, The Librarians, Statham

8 December 2014 3:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sarah chats to Angel's Christian Kane about new Syfy show The Librarians, Joss Whedon, Jason Statham and more...

Libraries are a little bit magical, aren’t they? They’re one of the few places you’re still asked to be quiet and reverential; they’re packed full of all sorts of knowledge and stories; and they’re organised due to some kind of arcane system that the average person on the street won’t have a hope of navigating. Okay, so nowadays you can learn pretty much anything you want to know just by firing up Wikipedia, but there’s still something impressive about all those words being housed in one place. In both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, libraries are places for arcane magic to take place.

In a series of TV movies from the early 2000s starring Noah Wyle, librarians are mystical guardians of all kinds of magic. »

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Producer Explains Why Only One Independence Day Sequel is Planned

7 December 2014 11:13 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

When 20th Century Fox and director Roland Emmerich started having serious talks about a sequel to "Independence Day," these talks revolved around shooting two new installments back-to-back. But that plan ultimately changed. For now, fans can only look forward to one installment, which will hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. In a new interview, producer Dean Devlin explained why we're getting only one film. "We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going," he said. "If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let's just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by assuming that we could do two movies. We said you know what, »

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Where the 1998 Godzilla movie went wrong

7 December 2014 10:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Writer Dean Devlin outlines the two big mistakes he made when writing 1998's Godzilla movie, directed by Roland Emmerich.

As part of the Reddit chat that saw him also discuss the infamous computer virus plot device in Independence Day, writer/producer Dean Devlin has also conceded problems with his much-maligned 1998 take on Godzilla.

Devlin admitted that the film had two fundamental flaws, and they were both his responsibility.

"The first is we did not commit to anthropomorphizing Godzilla - meaning we did not decide if he was a heroic character, or a villainous character. We made the intellectual decision to have him be neitherand just simply an animal trying to survive. This was a big mistake", Devlin said.

The second mistake? That would be "deciding to exposit the characters' background in the middle of the film rather than in the first act. At the time we told the audience who these characters were, »

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Independence Day: Dean Devlin explains alien 'virus' plot device

7 December 2014 10:30 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With work on Independence Day 2 underway, writer/producer Dean Devlin explains one key moment from Independence Day 1...

This article contains a well-known spoiler for Independence Day, that we've hinted at in the headline.

Ah, director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin's Independence Day. An hour of excellent build-up, and then another hour. We still like the film, but it still has, well, one or two problems.

And the most maligned part of the 1996 blockbuster? The moment when the aliens are defeated after Jeff Goldblum's character uploads a computer virus. The world wide web as we know it was in its infancy in 1996, but those who were online still managed to make clear that they were pissing themselves laughing.

Dean Devlin was the man behind the Independence Day screenplay, and thus the man that came up with the 'computer virus' plot device. So, Mr Devlin: explain away. "Okay: »

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Why Are There No Longer Back-to-Back 'Independence Day' Sequels?

7 December 2014 12:46 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As development of Independence Day sequel has been dragging its feet over the years, the involvement of Will Smith has always been up in the air. However, the most recent update saw 20th Century Fox finally give a greenlight to the follow-up that's been due for about 20 years now. And while there have been rumblings of back-to-back sequels in the works, right now Fox is only focusing on one sequel, but that doesn't mean there won't be two eventually. But in this world of cinematic universe, reboot and sequel planning, just why are they holding back? Thankfully, producer Dean Devlin has discussed that decision. Nerd Report caught up with Devlin recently, and he was brought some refreshing news: We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would »

- Ethan Anderton

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Here’s Why They’re Not Doing Back-to-Back ‘Independence Day’ Sequels

7 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Buried in the news of 20th Century Fox finally greenlighting a sequel to Independence Day was a major change in the release strategy. Once envisioned as a trilogy, Roland Emmerich is now only making one sequel, not two like originally planned. There was no reason given for the change and, frankly, it was a tad worrysome […]

The post Here’s Why They’re Not Doing Back-to-Back ‘Independence Day’ Sequels appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Dean Devlin explains why we’re not getting back-to-back Independence Day sequels

7 December 2014 8:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week 20th Century Fox finally gave the green light to the long-in-development sequel to 1994’s blocksbuster alien invasion flick Independence Day, although the announcement referred solely to Independence Day 2 and made no mention of the studio’s previous plans to produce two back-to-back follow-ups. So, what happened to ID Forever – Part 2? Well, speaking to Nerd Report, producer Dean Devlin has explained why there’s only going to be the one sequel, for the time being at least…

“We decided just to do one [sequel] first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think [director Roland Emmerich] and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little »

- Gary Collinson

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Dean Devlin On Independence Day 2, Will Smith & The Stargate Reboot

6 December 2014 12:04 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Over the years, when producer Dean Deviln and director Roland Emmerich have spoken of a sequel to Independence Day they've mentioned that they would like to do two more films and make it a trilogy, but when Deadline reported that 20th Century Fox gave Independence Day 2 a green light it emphasized that Fox only gave the okay for one sequel, not two. Nerd Report recently spoke with Devlin and asked him why that is. “We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going, If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by »

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Marc Alan Fishman: Suicide Squad’s Sinister Sextet

6 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hello movie lovers! Tis I, Marc Alan Fishman, resident ComicMix snark-do-well. I figured I might as well get at least a day out from the legendary John Ostrander on the topic that most presently has the comic book fanboys all a flutter. What’s that, you say? The recently announced Suicide Squad movie from DC Entertainment now has a cast? Well, what better to do then but react to each of the specific castings of the sinister sextet of seriously spiteful sinners.

Jared Leo as The Joker

I know what everyone is thinking. “Boo! Hiss!” they cry. Well, not me. Casting the clown prince of crime with yet-another slightly slick looking actor, with plenty of dramatic chops, seems apropos. Look kiddos. When they announced Heath Ledger, the outcry could be heard for miles around the Internet. All up until footage started leaking in dribs and drabs. And then when The Dark Knight debuted, »

- Marc Alan Fishman

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Only One 'Independence Day' Sequel Planned For Now

4 December 2014 7:30 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you’re a really big Independence Day fan, you might’ve been following the news about the long-time in-development sequel to the 1996 film. Originally the plan that producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich had was to make two sequels back to back. Things have changed, and now only one sequel is planned and set for release on July 4, 2016.

Devlin recently explained the reason for the change of plans:

We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested.

He makes a good point, are people still interested in seeing a sequel to a movie that came out twenty years ago?

Also, »

- Laura Frances

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No "Independence Day 3" Plans Just Yet

4 December 2014 1:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Its beginning to look a lot like the mid-1990s as "Stargate" and "Independence Day" duo of writer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin coming back to the big screen with a reboot of the former and a sequel to the latter.

Last week came word that 20th Century Fox had given the "Independence Day" sequel a green light. During development there was talk of shooting back-to-back follow-ups to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster, but that changed last year with plans scaled back to just one sequel for now. Speaking with Nerd Report, Devlin explained why that decision was made:

"We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going.  If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do.

I think Roland and everybody felt, let's just make sure twenty years later that people still are interested. »

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'Independence Day 3' Delayed; 'Stargate' Reboot Will Come First

4 December 2014 1:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July 2012, Independence Day writer-producer Dean Devlin revealed that he and director Roland Emmerich were planning a two-part sequel to their 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Those plans changed in October 2013, when Independence Day 2 became just one movie. After nearly 20 years, the project is finally moving forward, with 20th Century Fox issuing a green light for production to start in May 2015. During a recent interview with Nerd Report, Dean Devlin explained why they decided to ditch their plans for a two-part sequel, confirming that Independence Day 3 is on hold, and that their Stargate reboot, which will actually be a remake, will most likely shoot directly after Independence Day 2.

"We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going. If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, »

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Only One Independence Day Sequel In The Works For Now; Stargate Reboot May Be Possible

4 December 2014 9:01 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though many assumed it to be public knowledge at this point, Fox went ahead and officially greenlit Independence Day 2 just last week, signalling that the wheels had finally begun to turn on the long-gestating sequel. However, the studio was strangely quite on the extent of their plans for continuations.

After all, the company left fans of the original reeling when it announced that director Roland Emmerich would bring two follow-ups to audiences, with plans to film the installments back-to-back. But producer Dean Devlin elaborated on those plans in an interview with Nerd Report, stating that both he and Emmerich only have plans to do one sequel…for now.

“We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, »

- Michael Briers

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Only One Indepdendence Day Sequel for Now Confirms Producer Dean Devlin; Hopes to Move to Stargate Reboot Next

4 December 2014 7:27 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week, Fox finally greenlit Independence Day 2, and has set the film for June 24, 2016 (which is just wrong; you can only place it on one weekend, competition be damned).  When we spoke to director Roland Emmerich last year for White House Down, he said they were going to go with just one sequel rather than the previously announced back-to-back follow-ups for the 18-year-old blockbuster.  In a recent interview, producer Dean Devlin confirmed that they were only going to do one sequel for now, and gave a very wise and prudent answer as to why. Hit the jump for what Devlin had to say along with his and Emmerich's plans for the Stargate reboot. When every studio is trying to stretch franchises as far as possible, it's refreshing to hear Devlin say that they're deciding to see how one sequel does before pushing further installments onto an audience that may no »

- Matt Goldberg

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