Tall Tale (1995)
Well, yeah, it is. But MacFarlane is also being accused of poaching the idea for "Ted" from a comic strip called "Imagine This."
The strip, which Lucas Turnbloom has been drawing since 2008, follows the life of a not-very-ambitious guy named Darin and Clovis, his talking, booze-hound childhood teddy bear. The premise of "Ted," which stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, is pretty much the same, and certain scenes -- including one of Wahlberg's John and Ted eating cereal out of the box while slumped on a couch -- mimic panels in "Imagine This."
"Many cartoonists, myself included, hope that their strips might someday be developed into
In part one of our interview with Jeremiah Chechik, he talked about working with John Hughes, being noticed by Kubrick and Spielberg, and making the wonderful Benny & Joon.
Here, he takes us through working with movie stars, on both Diabolique, and on Warner Bros' big-screen take on The Avengers. Incidentally, we should point out that this interview was conducted before the recent stories about Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis on the set of Cop Out surfaced.
Without further ado...
I interviewed Kevin Smith last year, and talked about working with Bruce Wills on Cop Out. The interesting thing talking to him was it was very clear that the mechanics of making the movie had changed as soon as
By Jeff Smith with Tom Sniegoski
128 pages, Scholastic Graphix, $10.99 (paperback), $22.99 (hardcover)
Scholastic’s Graphix imprint is wisely repackaging all the Bone material, turning it into a uniform library for the young adult readers who can’t get enough of the denizens of Boneville. The latest such entry is Tall Tales, which is the color edition of 2000’s Stupid, Stupid Rat-Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone, Frontier Hero, which in turn collected a 1999 miniseries. The key differences are that “RIblet” is not included here while a story produced for the late, lamented Disney Adventures magazine is added along with some new material.
Additionally, the versatile Tom Sniegoski penned three of the four tales collected here with Smith handling the honors for the framing sequence and the first story. Essentially, Smiley and Bartleby take Ring, Bingo and Todd camping and tell stories around the campfire. So, the
Swayze was born in Houston, Texas, on April 18, 1952. His mother was choreographer Patsy Swayze, and Patrick trained as a dancer in the early 1970s. He made his film debut in the roller-disco flick Skatetown, U.S.A. in 1979.
Swayze earned honorary membership in `the Brat Pack’ with his role as Rob Lowe and C. Thomas Howell’s older brother in the 1983 film The Outsiders. He starred as Jed Eckert, leader of the Wolverines, the young freedom fighters who battled Soviet invaders in John Milius’ 1984 Cold War classic Red Dawn.
He was featured in an episode of Steven Spielberg’s fantasy television series Amazing Stories. He was
"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said Annett Wolf, Swayze's publicist in a short statement released to the press. Swayze was married to his wife Lisa Niemi for 34 years.
Swayze got his start back in 1979 starring in the disco comedy Skatetown U.S.A. A trained dancer, he used his athleticism to further his acting jobs. In 1982 he was one of many rising young stars in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of The Outsiders. Swayze followed it up with a supporting role in the American war action film Uncommon Valor (1983) and a bigger, more memorable part in John Milius' Red Dawn (1984) playing the older brother of Charlie Sheen's character. After starring in the North & South epic mini-series Swayze
Our condolences go out to Swayze's family :sad
Here's the rest of the article from Yahoo News:
"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.
Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.
He had kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting "The Beast," an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot. It drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when
Philip Petit was arrested for his 1974 feat and still describes himself as a criminal, but was sentenced to community service - a walk over Belvedere Lake in Central Park.
He was a huge celebrity, a hero, and the Port Authority, which owned the towers, considered his walk a publicity coup for a pair of enormous, ugly buildings that had trouble attracting tenants.
- A Bittersweet Life South Korea, Dir: Kim Ji-Woon, 2005 Montreal Premiere + In a country increasingly known for producing stylish genre films, South Koreaâ.s Kim Ji-Woon has quickly emerged as one of the very brightest talents. His bleak comedy debut, The Quiet Family, won attention worldwide before being remade by Takashi MiikeTakashi Miike
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