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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 »
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
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? »
- Joey Paur
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… »
- Drew McWeeny
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
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.
- Dave McNary
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. »
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, »
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, »
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.
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
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
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
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 »
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
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?
- Laura Frances
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. »
- Garth Franklin
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, »
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
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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