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After numerous guest appearances on TV shows, Mandy Moore seems poised to make a more permanent move to the small-screen.
The actress has just signed on to star in the single-camera ABC sitcom, Us and Them, her publicist confirmed Wednesday.
ABC has ordered a put-pilot of the family comedy, which will be told through the lens of newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, and will explore inherent conflict between the families we grown up in and the families we make.
- Nuzhat Naoreen
First off, I have to tell you that this page may load slow. We're making an awful lot of calls to the Amazon Api here, and that's bound to monkey with things. If you have no idea what that means... it's shiny. Please note also that, for the same reason, you may find, depending on traffic, that not all of the Amazon details will load properly. I apologize for that, it's just the nature of the beast, and the fact that the Api wasn't really meant for such things. If you refresh, it will probably fix.
You may have heard me mention this giveaway quite a while ago, and it's taken me a long time to figure out what sort of format to put things in, and I kept added things. Eventually it became too much to really give any kind of run down on the items, so I decided »
- Marc Eastman
I thought it would at least be another year before anyone mentioned a follow-up to director Joseph Kosinski‘s (Horizons) sequel to the cult classic Tron from 1982, Tron: Legacy. It turns out that I was wrong. At the D23 Expo earlier this month, an intrepid fan managed to rapid fire some questions at Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Uprising) while he was getting an autograph from the actor.
In less than thirty seconds, Boxleitner managed to confirm that he will be in the film, and drops the release year as well. Check out the video below!
Click here to view the embedded video.
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Jason Moore
The Tron franchise is stuck in a gray area. Though the last film, Tron Legacy, ended up making $400 million worldwide on a $170 million budget (not including advertising costs), the studio saw its $44 million opening as underwhelming and it wasn't exactly slathered in critical praise. Last we heard Disney had hired a writer, David Digilio, but they weren't ready to give the project the greenlight and, according to sources, they are waiting to see how successful the Disney Xd show Tron: Uprising is before making any big decisions. The show won't be airing until next summer, but if you ask the titular star, Bruce Boxleitner, it's already a done deal. A reader over at AICN recently had an encounter with Boxleitner at Disney's D23 Expo and when the subject of Tron 3 came up, Boxleitner couldn't have been more absolute or optimistic that the movie will get made. Check out the »
At the D23 Expo last week, speculation ran rampant about what new films Disney would announce. Two years ago, D23 was where they officially announced Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and this year, we got the confirmation of two upcoming Pixar movies. One thing that wasn't mentioned, at least by the Disney executives, was Tron 3, a sequel to Tron: Legacy. We know writer David Digilio was hired to write a script  but nothing is expected to be made official until the new TV show, Tron: Uprising , hits in 2012. But while the executive were mum when it came to Tron 3, the man himself wasn't. Bruce Boxleitner who played the title character in both movies, told a fan at the convention that the third film is "a done deal" and even dropped a release date: 2013. Don't believe us? Watch the video yourself after the break. Thanks to Ain't »
- Germain Lussier
Comic-Con attendees were the first to get their peepers on the latest trailer for Disney's animated TV series Tron: Uprising, but the same footage has now been released online. Taking place between the events of the original Tron and the recent Tron: Legacy, the 10-part CG series cast Elijah Wood as the young program Beck. The plot sees Beck mentored by Tron to become a leader in the revolutionary fight against Clu and his military commander General Tesler. This latest trailer offers fans a wealth of...
- Matt Chapman
I thought Joseph Kosinski’s “Tron: Legacy” was a decent sci-fi movie with great visuals, but it was definitely lacking in the story department. It certainly had a lot of potential for more stories from The Grid, though, and that’s apparently where “Tron: Uprising” will be set. Disney Xd has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming animated TV series that they showed to fans over at Comic Con. For an animated TV show, “Uprising” features a pretty impressive voice cast that includes Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner. I mean, that’s pretty impressive for a kiddie show on TV, don’t you think? Anyways, more info on the upcoming show below. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission »
- Nix and Dedpool
Stock in Tron -- elevated in value over the years thanks to the forgiving nature of nostalgia -- took a dive after the release of Tron: Legacy. But Disney isn't giving up on the property, and is moving full speed ahead with an animated series that explores the Grid, aka the digital world at the core of the two films. A good idea, as animation could turn out to be the ideal medium in which to explore the hidden corners of the Grid. Check out the first footage from Tron: Uprising, after the break. Voices in the show come from Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner. Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy score is repurposed here, as you'll discover right away. (That's a remixed 'End of Line' playing at the beginning of the clip, with a voiceover echoing Jeff Bridges narration of 'The Grid, »
- Russ Fischer
I liked Tron: Legacy more than most of you, but I understand the complaints. I hope that Disney Xd's new animated series Tron: Uprising is a source of redemption, much like Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars rose from the ashes of disappointment in the prequels. After all, few worlds are better suited for animation than the Grid. Disney Xd premiered new footage at Comic-Con last week, and posted the clip online today. As expected, it looks pretty darn cool. Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner provide voices for the series. Watch the new clip after the break. The clip starts off with a series of stills and test footage, but really gets going around the 1:00 mark. For more Tron: Uprising video, watch the teaser trailer here. The show is set to premiere summer 2012. Here's the official synopsis: Produced by Disney Television Animation, »
- Brendan Bettinger
If past years are any indication, Comic-Con will begin releasing its official 2011 panel schedule later today (Wednesday) with the schedule for Preview Night, Wednesday, July 20. If that happens then we can expect them to follow suit for the rest of the days, so that Thursday will see the release of the Thursday of Con schedule, etc., through Sunday.
Once the official schedules are posted these “TV and Movie Panels and Screenings Updates” will be scaled back to just the date, time, title, and location, since the rest of the information and So Much More (including comics panels, autograph signings, etc.) will be available on the Comic-Con schedule link we’ll provide. Consider this, then, the last of the extremely long posts, and hopefully we’ll be getting that official schedule soon.
- Erin Willard
Below are a few excerpts from the exclusive report over at The Hollywood Reporter. To read more, simply click on the link at the bottom of the page. Interestingly, the site mention that the future of Tron on the big screen may hinge on the success of upcoming Disney Xd, animated series Tron: Uprising. David Digilio has been tapped to write the sequel to Tron Legacy. Adam Horowitz and Adam Kitsis, who worked on Legacy, were slated to return but got waylaid by Once Upon a Time, the fairy tale show they created for ABC and is debuting this fall. The vacancy allowed Digilio to slide in with a take that would build on the first two movies.Since it is early in the development process, it's unclear whether Joseph Kosinski would return to the director's chair. Despite not being too well revieved by most critics, the 3D movie made »
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Hollywood deserters: David O. Russell has left Sony's 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' and Albert Hughes has exited the helm of Warner Bros.' live-action remake of the Japanese manga project 'Akira.' The reasons given for both: the standard "creative differences." It seemed that Russell was pretty keen on 'Uncharted' -- based on a PlayStation 3 video game -- and he was set to write and direct the adaptation. A lot of names had been attached to 'Uncharted,' among them Mark Wahlberg, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro, according to Variety, but nothing was finalized and with Russell gone, the studio will most likely start from scratch. Meanwhile, Hughes had been working for a year on 'Akira,' the big-screen take on the 1988 animated cult classic that was having difficulty getting off the ground. According to Deadline, Warners had put together a list of actors for the »
- Harley W. Lond
Chicago – “Tron: Legacy” may be a bit too long and pretty goofy but it delivers what one should expect from it — bright colors, inventive action, and a compelling enough story to keep viewers interested. I’ll admit to having pretty low expectations for the film, but I was surprised at how well it works on Blu-ray with a stellar HD transfer and accompanying audio mix along with fascinating special features, including an HD version of the film that inspired it.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0
The story of “Tron: Legacy” deals with advanced technology, identity problems, and even daddy issues. It is about a man whose creation betrays him, imprisons him, and keeps him trapped away from his son for decades. That man is Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) from the original “Tron,” a man who becomes betrayed by his own creation Clu (a young-looking, computer-generated Bridges that I’m afraid will age very »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The 5-disc combo pack release of Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray 3D that includes Tron: The Original Classic on Blu-ray is an unusual pairing in that nearly 30 years separate the release of the cult classic original and its sleeker, bigger and modernized sequel. If not for a massive digital restoration job on the original Tron, it would have been painfully harsh jumping from one film to the next.
Tron is a film whose premise reaches far beyond the execution. Its ideas about computers, networking, hacking, users, programs, and so on are far more relevant to today's world than the pre-computer literate generation movie audiences of the early 1980s. In that respect, Tron and its digital frontier stands the test of time.
Inside the world of a massive computer network i.e. "grid" at the Encom corporation is where Tron is its greatest triumph and worst enemy. Some of the almost neon-visuals, »
 Tron Legacy hit DVD and Blu-ray this week, and Disney had a few members of the cast and crew out at WonderCon last weekend to encourage people to take a dip in this leg of the Tron revenue stream. Through all the interviews that resulted, there is the looming question of another Tron sequel. No one answered the question definitively, though there were a lot of statements that started with "Well, if we make another one..." Now Deadline reports that Disney has definitely started work on another Tron film, but that's all anyone seems willing to say at the moment. The Deadline  piece is a strange thing that congratulates director Joseph Kosinski on being the new highest-grossing first-time filmmaker before bending backward to qualify that success, and mostly ignoring the 3D inflation that led to Tron Legacy's $400m worldwide take. It does say, however, that amid continued development on a »
- Russ Fischer
The long-awaited sequel to 1982's "Tron" makes the original movie's innovative technology look old-school Atari by comparison -- a good thing for fans of sleek, modern upgrades.
In "Tron: Legacy," on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3-D today, Jeff Bridges returns as Kevin Flynn, the genius software engineer and CEO of Encom International, who we learn disappeared in 1989. Twenty years later, Flynn's son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), is Encom's controlling shareholder but takes little interest in his dad's business until Encom executive Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) urges Sam to investigate a page from his father's old arcade. It is there that Sam is transported to the Grid—a virtual world inside the computer—and the 3-D neon fun begins.
- Robert DeSalvo
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Running Time: 2 hr 6 mins
Due Out: April 5, 2010
Who’S It For? Those who loved the first one. Plus, anyone who wants to see something visually spectacular. You also have to be willing to sit through some slow parts.
Let me repeat myself, 20-year-old sequels are a great idea. Much better than a remake. Plus, the world of Tron actually has some reason for continuing, even it is just because of visual advancement. Speaking of this world … based on the original we know it »
- Jeff Bayer
The Ultimate Action-packed, Futuristic Adventure Comes To
Life On Stunning Blu-ray. Hi-def And Blu-ray.
Tron: The Original Classic Special Edition To Also Debut For The First Time On Blu-ray
The Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the release of its high-tech, action-packed adventure Tron: Legacy, available Tuesday, April 5th, on multiple home entertainment platforms, including Blu-ray., Blu-ray., DVD, Digital Copy, Movie Download and On-Demand. Also making its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on April 5th is Tron: The Original Classic Special Edition.
Sure to light-up fans this Spring, Tron: Legacy provides consumers with the ultimate Hi-Def Blu-ray experience with breathtaking 1080p visuals and superior 7.1 surround sounds that bring to life the visually stunning world of Tron. Taking you further behind the grid, are also in-depth bonus features on the making of the film (i.e., creating the futuristic vehicles and world of Tron, storyline mythologies, actors/characters and more »
- Michelle McCue
Tmp takes a look at one of the biggest Blu-ray releases so far this year: Tron Legacy!
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 enhanced for widescreen TVs
Running Time: 125 minutes
Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, Spanish, French
Special Features: The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed, Disney Second Screen, Launching the Legacy, Disc Roars, Daft Punk Music Video "Derezzed," Visualizing Tron, Installing the Cast, First Look at Tron: Uprising.
More than 20 years after the events in the original Tron, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), is pulled into his father's computer universe to prevent a war between the real and the digital worlds.
The makers of Tron: Legacy had an almost impossible task: satisfy fans of the original film while winning over younger fans used to CGI blockbusters and a digitally connected world. While Legacy isn't a perfect film, »
Call it hypocrisy on my part if you will, but Tron and Tron: Legacy require consideration that excepts their plots. The original Tron succeeds its sequel in this regard, but the two are more about their ideas and the visual and audio presentation thereof than anything else. That film and computer science nerds consider Tron a “classic” has more to do with what it represents than it does the story, because let’s face it, when viewed critically in the frame of film as storytelling it doesn’t hold up especially well. However, in terms of technical wizardry, both ideologically and creatively these films are pinnacles of their era.
What can be said about Steven Lisberger’s Tron that hasn’t been said about it in the 29 years since its original release? Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges lead the story as two computer programmers (Bradley & Flynn, respectively) working against Encom, »
- Lex Walker
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