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Jim Carrey hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend -- talk about it here!

25 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sunday Update: Click over for a full recap of SNL with Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea Original Post: All righty then. Sorry—I know that reference is as painfully dated as this Austin Powers costume. But it's tough not to think about Jim Carrey's best-known roles as we consider the actor's third SNL outing—and, to be honest, to consider how long it's been since he last made a great comedy. 2013's Kick-Ass 2 was a dismal flop. That same year, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone tanked as well. The most charitable thing you can call 2011's Mr. Popper's Penguins is "inoffensive. »

- Hillary Busis

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Bill Murray Teaming Up with Sofia Coppola for Christmas TV Special

18 October 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Bill Murray is a man of many talents, and he continues to surprise his fans with the things he does, both on and off the screen. Variety reports that the actor will be reteaming with his Lost in Translation director, Sofia Coppola, for a TV Christmas musical special. The first thing I thought about when I saw this news was the live TV production of A Christmas Carol in the movie Scrooged. Of course, this special won't be anything like that, but it would be hilarious if it was!

Murray and Coppola are still trying figure sit all out, and there's not much information to share yet. Murray did have this to say, though,

“It’s not going to be live. We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will »

- Joey Paur

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Growing Up Geek: The Beginning of a Child Actor

29 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Having grown up with a dad who was an actor and singer for a living, the acting bug kind of rubbed off on me. There was a little local stage theater where I grew up called The Glendale Center Theater. My dad would do a lot of plays there, and I was hanging around that place a lot when I was about 10 years old. Little did I know it would lead to a short lived child acting career. 

At one point, while I was hanging around the theater, I was asked if I wanted to try out for a part in their annual holiday play, A Christmas Carol. I did, and I was cast in the role of young Ebenezer Scrooge and the boy in the courtyard that buys Scrooge the turkey on Christmas Day. It was a pretty exciting time in my life.

The cast was a decent size »

- Joey Paur

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Crowdfund This! Xmas In July, A Psychedelic Take On Scrooge

19 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey! You got my Charles Dickens in My Charles Darwin, and My Charles Darwin in My Charles Dickens! Or, well, so says Joel Clark and the crew behind Xmas In July, a psychedelic feature that reinterprets Dickens' A Christmas Carol into a multi-dimensional hopping, robot-cat busting romp.Joel Clark, who co-wrote with Dave Boyle the award-winning multicultural thriller Man From Reno, is directing and starring in what appears to be a "Drunk History-esque" look at Scrooge. Meanwhile Boyle is on board as producer and editor. Here's their take on the story:xmas In July follows struggling couple Ebenezer & Cratchit (Joel Clark, Crichton Atkinson) as they live out three alternate reality scenarios, in which they experience some measure of success, but find each dream to be more...

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11 late-period 'Simpsons' episodes you should watch this week

26 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When the “Every Simpsons Ever” mega-marathon of The Simpsons began last Thursday on Fxx, it renewed interest in a show that will go down as one of the all-time greats—but has nevertheless been struggling commercially and creatively for awhile at this point. The show’s unimpeachable heyday in the ’90s is rightfully heralded, and as the marathon got going, it was those episodes that created the most excitement. Sure, they’ve been out on DVD for some time, but rebroadcasting them in order emphasized how great the show was at its peak.

Precisely when The Simpsons began to descend »

- Kyle Ryan

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10 Best Victorian Set Doctor Who Stories

23 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Doctor Who returns to our screens this week with a new, much older, form thanks to the casting of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi. For Capaldi’s debut episode, titled Deep Breath, the Doctor Who team are going all out to ensure success. Penned by showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Kill List and SightseersBen Wheatley, Deep Breath surrounds Capaldi with plenty of familiar faces, from Jenna Coleman’s returning companion Clara to the inter-species lesbian mystery solvers (and their baked potato headed manservant) the Paternoster Gang. As the presence of the latter should clue us in to, the episode sends the Doctor back to the Victorian age where, in this case, a tyrannosaur is loose on the streets.

Thanks in part to this recurring cast of Victorian characters, 19th century London (or Cardiff) is rapidly catching up with 21st century London (or Cardiff) as the place the Doctor »

- Jack Gann

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The Winners of the Creative Arts Emmys Are Here

18 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!

In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the »

- Drew Taylor

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2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners include 'Sex,' 'Scandal' co-stars

16 August 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first round of 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday (August 16) night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  The ceremony, which precedes the Monday, August 25 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, offered signs of hope for a number of drama and comedy hopefuls. Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," for example, won Emmys for editing, series casting and for Uzo Aduba, who is considered a guest actress for the purposes of these awards. No other comedy series was able to build any other momentum going into next week's show, with "The Big Bang Bang Theory," "Nurse Jackie," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" grabbing isolated tech prizes and Jimmy Fallon winning the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for the second time in three years for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting duties. The two guest acting awards on the drama side »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

16 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina, »

- Variety Staff

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Peter Chelsom interview: Hector, Hannah Montana, Funny Bones, Syd Field, Simon Pegg

15 August 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Peter Chelsom on Hector, Pegg, Miley Cyrus, Syd Field, live action PG movies and Being There...

Peter Chelsom started life as an actor, before moving behind the camera when he hit 30. His films have included Hear My Song, Funny Bones, The Hannah Montana Movie, Serendipity and The Mighty. His latest? The big screen take on Hector And The Search For Happiness. And over a bowl of soup, he spared us some time for a chat...

Let's start at the beginning! I’m a great fan of your first film, Hear My Song, which was always a bit of a tricky one to track down.

Thank you! There was a DVD re-release, that was really did well. They did a great job on it.

Well, let’s start there. How much control do you have over your films once they’ve left a cinema, and headed to home formats?

It varies. »

- simonbrew

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15 Incredibly Late Sequels That Took Decades To Arrive

28 July 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We’re incredibly used to sequels arriving very quickly. It’s not uncommon for a follow-up to a new movie to be green-lit on opening weekend, while a gap of more than two years between entries feels like an eternity. Heck, Marvel have two new films out every single year; it’s that extreme.

But it’s not always the case. Be it from long standing production issues or a director popping up twenty years later keen to continue a story, the next film in a series can take longer than you’d even think possible to arrive. To highlight just how long some sequels take, here are fifteen films that came out decades after their predecessor.

These have to be proper follow-ons, not just films from the same director with similar themes (see The Wicker Tree’s bordering parallels to The Wicker Man), and there can’t »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Are CG characters now the main attraction in blockbusters?

21 July 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark wonders whether we're now at the point where CG characters matter more than human ones to Hollywood...


This article contains spoilers for Godzilla and Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Also, there are some mild spoilers for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, but nothing you haven’t seen in the trailers.

In the last decade or so, computer generated characters have taken a quantum leap forward in blockbuster cinema. You can probably mark the transition around the time that Yoda went from being a Jim Henson creation to a digitally rendered sprite in Star Wars: Episode II, but bigger technological leaps have followed, particularly in performance capture.

Andy Serkis has been a big ambassador for this, earning a reputation as a Boris Karloff figure for the digital age in the process and a loyal core of fans who still insist that he deserved an Oscar for his turn »

- simonbrew

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Why Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination for Planet of the Apes

17 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's the 1969 Academy Awards, and Walter Matthau and a tuxedo-clad chimp present John Chambers with an honorary Oscar for his work on Planet of the Apes. Viewed in retrospect it's one of the more surreal presentations in the ceremony's history, but this was something of a landmark event for the industry. It was only the second time the Academy had dished out a prize to make-up artists (William J Tuttle won four years earlier for 7 Faces of Dr Lao), and it highlighted the growing importance of Hollywood's backstage creative artists.

Fast-forward 45 years and prosthetics are giving way to digital pixels - for characters that require a complexity of movement and expression, performance capture technology gives a director the scope to execute their vision by marrying an actor's performance with visual effects. In its basic form, the actor will strap on a bodysuit that's wired up to a computer. All their »

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Mortal Kombat Web-Series Director to Helm The Guns Of Christmas Past

16 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Mortal Kombat web-series director Kevin Tancharoen is set to develop a new action film project called The Guns of Christmas Past. The movie sounds as awesome as the title, and it was obviously inspired by A Christmas Carol, but with an action-packed twist. In this version of the story we follow a retired hitman who "returns to Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of his friend. During his mission, he must fight his way past three unlikely adversaries from his past, present, and future. In the process, he finds out who he really is."

I absolutely love this concept. The script for the film was written by Andrew Hilton, and this seems like a perfect project for Tancharoen to develop. I enjoyed what he did with the Mortal Kombat series, and his talents should translate well to a movie like The Guns of Christmas Past.

Via: Deadline  »

- Joey Paur

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Kevin Tancharoen Will Helm The Guns Of Christmas Past

15 July 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tired of watching Elf, The Polar Express and It’s A Wonderful Life back-to-back every Christmas Eve? Voltage Pictures may have just the thing for you, with news that the studio is moving forward with a ludicrous action flick titled The Guns of Christmas Past and has brought Kevin Tancharoen on board to direct.

The movie, very loosely inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, centers on a retired hitman who finds himself in Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of a friend. That night, the hitman realizes that he must fight three unlikely adversaries from his past, present and future if he’s to avenge his friend’s death and find out who he really is in the process. Andrew Hilton, who also wrote upcoming flicks Bullet Run and The Lost Patrol, penned the script.

Honestly, that premise sounds just nutty enough to work. Typical Christmas movies »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy's Kevin Tancharoen to helm The Guns Of Christmas Past

15 July 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen is teaming up with Voltage Pictures for an interesting new project. Deadline is reporting Tancharoen will direct the action flick The Guns Of Christmas Past from a script by Andrew Hilton. The planned film is loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and will follow "a retired hitman who returns to Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of his friend, and during his mission, he must fight his way past three »

- Jesse Giroux

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Kevin Tancharoen to Direct The Guns Of Christmas Past; Loosely Based on A Christmas Carol

14 July 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) has signed on to direct The Guns of Christmas Past.  The script by Andrew Hilton is very loosely based on the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol.  The story centers on a retired hitman in Chicago on Christmas Eve.  The hitman must fight three unlikely adversaries from his past, present, and future while on a mission to avenge the death of a friend.  It sounds like a fun premise---after seeing his work in the Mortal Kombat realm, I am happy to see Tancharoen get a chance with a feature budget to make an action movie with a goofy story. Deadline reports Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier will produce The Guns of Christmas Past for Voltage Pictures.

The post Kevin Tancharoen to Direct The Guns Of Christmas Past; Loosely Based on A Christmas Carol appeared first on Collider. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Director Kevin Tancharoen Boards ‘Guns of Christmas Past’

14 July 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Voltage Pictures has tapped “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” director Kevin Tancharoen to helm actioner “The Guns Of Christmas Past.”

Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier will produce for Voltage, which is also financing. Foreman and Chartier were exec producers on “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Tancharoen will direct from Andrew Hilton’s script, loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The story centers on a retired hitman who returns to Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of his friend and faces unlikely enemies from his past, present, and future.

Tancharoen directed the second season of Warner Bros.’ digital series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.” He also directed “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” and the “Fame” reboot for MGM and decided last year to leave New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” movie after three years of development.

Tancharoen is represented by Verve and Myman Greenspan. Hilton is repped by attorney Craig A. Kessler.

News was first reported by Deadline. »

- Dave McNary

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'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Director Confronts 'The Guns of Christmas Past'

14 July 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kevin Tancharoen has signed on to direct The Guns of Christmas Past, which is very loosely inspired by Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.

The plot centers on a retired assassin who returns to his hometown of Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of his longtime friend. He finds himself going up against three adversaries from his past, present and future, while discovering who he really is in the process.

Andrew Hilton wrote the screenplay, with Voltage Pictures' Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier producing. Voltage is also developing Andrew Hilton's script Bullet Run, which Rob Cohen signed on to direct back in 2011. He also has The Lost Patrol set up at Legendary Pictures.

Kevin Tancharoen most recently wrote and directed Season 2 of his hit web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. His feature credits include the Fame remake and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. »

- MovieWeb

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Kevin Tancharoen To Helm ‘The Guns Of Christmas Past’

14 July 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Kevin Tancharoen has been locked to helm The Guns Of Christmas Past. The Andrew Hilton script might have been inspired by A Christmas Carol, but it takes liberties. The film revolves around a retired hitman who returns to Chicago on Christmas Eve to avenge the death of his friend. During his mission, he must fight his way past three unlikely adversaries from his past, present, and future. In the process, he finds out who he really is. Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier will produce for Voltage Pictures, which is also financing. Foreman is the producer of Andrew Niccol’s upcoming Ethan […] »

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