14 items from 2014
As stars continue to be inspired by the movie almost 20 years on, we take a fond look back at the cast and what they went on to do after Clueless:
Alicia Silverstone (Cher Horowitz)
Prior to Clueless, Silverstone's credits included ABC comedy-drama The Wonder Years and a number of Aerosmith videos. The film propelled her to further fame, and she went on to star in Joel Schumacher's 1997 movie Batman & Robin, crime-comedy Excess Baggage (1997) with Benicio Del Toro and Christopher Walken, and romantic drama Blast from the Past (1999) opposite Brendan Fraser. »
A slow-burn thriller with rich Texas flavor, “Two Step” reps a promising feature debut for writer-director Alex R. Johnson. This character-driven picture takes its time marinating in quiet conversations and Austin atmosphere, making the sudden jolts of violence all the more shocking when they land. The combination of low budget, unconventional approach and solid but largely unknown cast will likely limit the pic’s theatrical engagements to niche play, but a cult following could be in the offing, and crime-movie aficionados will want to seek it out on any available platform.
There’s already something haunted about reserved college student James (Skyy Moore) when we meet him on the way to visit his elderly grandmother. He’s barely set foot in her house before she passes away, leaving him everything she has, including the modest home. With nowhere else to go and no friends in the area — he hails from El Paso, »
- Geoff Berkshire
Feature Carley Tauchert 11 Mar 2014 - 07:00
“Sabrina, we have something to tell you. You see there are two realms, the natural and the supernatural and it turns out the immutable laws of physics...You’re a witch”
1996 saw a revival of big action, big budget movies taking the top spots at the box office (Independence Day, Twister, Mission: Impossible and The Rock), the Spice Girls making their mark on the UK pop charts as another, Take That, decided to call it a day.
In the September of that year, ABC began to air a supernatural sitcom which would go on for seven seasons, span a series of merchandise and introduce the TV world's best talking cat ever.
What’s it About?
Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she »
Wgn America's spooky new series, "Salem," doesn't premiere until April. Since that's way too long to wait to get our fill of the series' supernatural take on the Salem witch trials, Zap2it decided to get you -- and the stars -- excited for the debut by subjecting them to our "Salem" Survey. (Check out Xander Berkeley's here.)
Up next is Tamzin Merchant, who plays Salem villager Anne Hale on the new drama, premiering Sunday, April 20 at 10 p.m. Et/9 p.m. Ct. Read on to find out what three items she'd take with her to 1690s Salem, her favorite witchy movie, and whether she can tell the White Witch from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Zap2it: Describe your character in 5 words.
Merchant: Feisty, curious, youthful, observant and outspoken.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island (or puritanical Salem)?
Anne would take her drawing book »
With the sad news that Shirley Temple passed away yesterday, tributes have been rolling in for the beloved star. Melissa Joan Hart even Instagrammed the above photo of herself with Temple. But both being child stars isn’t their only connection — Hart produced the 2001 ABC television movie Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story based on Temple’s autobiography.
Below, in her own words, Hart remembers her meeting with the legend and what she’s learned from her idol.
Happy Landings on a Chocolate Bar — Goodbye Shirley by Melissa Joan Hart
My heart is truly broken today as we all mourn »
- EW staff
Four roles were cast for Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham. Robin Lord Taylor will play Oswald Cobblepot, a lowlife who eventually becomes The Penguin. Zabryna Guevara was picked for Jim Gordon‘s boss Captain Essen (who may be inspired by Sarah Essen), Erin Richards will be Jim’s fiancee Barbara Kean while Sean Pertwee is set as Alfred Pennyworth, an ex-marine protecting the young Bruce Wayne.
Meanwhile, epic casting news for the CW’s Flash pilot, which added John Wesley Shipp in an unspecified role. Some of you will recall that Shipp played Barry Allen the last time anyone attempted a Flash TV series. Is it too early to start wishing for a role for Amanda Pays (Shipp’s Flash co-star)?
Deadline reports that HBO has ordered a season of The Brink, a dark comedy focused »
- Lyle Masaki
CBS Corp. and Hulu are expanding an existing deal for a catalog of TV series that will double to 5,300 episodes, the companies announced Monday.
The new pact builds on a November 2012 pact that steered 2,700 titles to Hulu Plus. Now an additional 2,600 episodes are being added on a multi-year, non-exclusive basis. Titles include “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “United States of Tara.”
Content is largely concentrated on subscription side at Hulu Plus, with some selections from the library rotating into free ad-supported Hulu.
CBS and Hulu have been active on the deal front as of late, having secured separate deals to deliver previous seasons of current series “Blue Bloods” and “Elementary” on an exclusive basis.
“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them, providing »
- Andrew Wallenstein
"Vampire Academy" director Mark Waters is what you'd call a specialist at movies for and about adolescents. His resume includes the iconic high-school comedy "Mean Girls" as well as "Freaky Friday," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," and the upcoming film adaptation of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (the comic, not the TV show). To direct the adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling series (about teen vampires at boarding school), Waters -- who once again collaborated with his screenwriter brother Daniel Waters -- decided to stick with the fundamental truth about teens - they take romance and friendship as seriously as life and death. Here's what Waters had to say about vampires, Ya-based movies, and hot Russian actors.
Moviefone: What attracted you to direct "Vampire Academy"?
Mark Waters: It's funny, the whole genre of Ya books being adapted has this thing about them that made them all a little tedious to me; they »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Sony Pictures has made a preemptive acquisition of the film rights to “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” penned by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The nonfiction bestseller covers the inequities between how women and men are treated in the work environment and in leadership positions.
Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.
- Justin Kroll
An investigation by Mother Jones accuses the Animal Planet reality show Call of the Wildman of being staged and of committing animal cruelty in faking the show. The series follows a wildlife rescuer who uses his bare hands to capture wildlife that has gotten too close to areas inhabited by humans. However, Mother Jones says that the animals have been placed for Call of the Wildman scenarios, sometimes putting the safety of the animals at risk.
With CBS’ soaps and Days of Our Lives fates secured Deadline says that the remaining soap, General Hospital, will also continue next season, noting that the genre is experiencing a resurgence, with all shows gaining viewers.
ABC has ordered a seventh season of Wipeout.
TV Guide reports that frequent Ricky Gervais-collaborator Stephen Merchant will appear on Modern Family‘s Vegas vacation episode. He’ll play a hotel butler struggling to manage the Pritchett clan’s many requests. »
- Lyle Masaki
Get ready for a Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunion on Melissa & Joey!
Elisa Donovan, who starred alongside Melissa Joan Hart in the final two seasons, will guest-star on the ABC Family comedy, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Donovan is taking over for Tara Reid, who's out due to scheduling conflicts, in the role of a museum director who hits it off with Joe (Joey Lawrence) at a bar.
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- Robyn Ross
Great news from the world of Stan Lee. Hero to superheroes and their fans, the legendary man of comics has written and will star in a new animated movie to premiere on the Hub Network next month, entitled Stan Lee’s Mighty 7. He’ll be voicing an animated version of himself, and is joined by a voice cast of noted stars, including Sean Astin, Armie Hammer, Mayim Bialik and Christian Slater.
The coolest thing? For this story, Mr. Lee has created seven new superheroes, along with a few other new characters. Check out, from left to right, top to bottom: Kid Kinergy, Lady Lighning, Lazer Lord, Micro, Roller Man, Silver Skylark, and Strong Arm, plus G-man Mr. Cross, and Mr. Lee himself. The almost-better news? It’s the first of three movies to be aired. Excelsior!
The Hub Network Will Debut The World Premiere Of Stan Lee Comic’S New »
- Erin Willard
Over the past 15 years, Mark Wahlberg has been nearly impossible to miss. From his breakout role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Departed," the actor has been continually lighting up the big screen.
No stranger to action movies, Wahlberg gets down-and-dirty again as real-life Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell in "Lone Survivor." Depicting a failed covert mission to capture a Taliban leader, the Peter Berg-directed film gets a wide release this Friday.
Whether or not you've seen Wahlberg lately, there's still much to know about the A-list star. From his years of preparation for a single role to his bad boy past, here are 19 things you probably don't know about Mark Wahlberg.
1. Wahlberg made his acting debut in the 1993 TV movie "The Substitute."
- Jonny Black
One of 2009's surprise smash hits was Kevin James vehicle (and minor tongue-twister) Paul Blart: Mall Cop, a not-as-bad-as-you'd-think workplace comedy about an overweight security guard taking on a bunch of crims. With a $26 million budget, it hauled in $183 million worldwide, which is no doubt why both James and his director, Andy Flickman, are planning a sequel.Joining Flickman (She's The Man, Race To Witch Mountain, Parental Guidance) and James (I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, Grown Ups, Zookeeper, Grown Ups 2, Here Comes The Boom) is writer Nick Bakay (the voice of Salem the cat in 1990s Saturday morning classic Sabrina The Teenage Witch) who also co-wrote the first film with James.As well as co-writing and starring, James will also produce, joined by Todd Garner and Adam Sandler. Fingers crossed that some of the original cast will return, such as Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight and Bobby Cannavale. »
14 items from 2014
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