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Have You Seen Charlie Calvin From The Santa Clause Lately?

Have You Seen Charlie Calvin From The Santa Clause Lately?
Remember the kid who played Tim Allen's son in 1994's The Santa Clause? The bowl-cut cutie was named Charlie Calvin in the film and was played by actor Eric Lloyd. He was just 8-years-old at the time the film was released and yet he managed to totally captivate our attention with his hilarious one-liners and sweet daddy-son moments with Tim, who played Scott Calvin. In fact, when Scott accidentally killed Santa Clause (we know, a little dark for a Christmas movie) and subsequently took on his duties at the North Pole, Charlie was one of the only people to believe in him. We watched Charlie grow up a bit in the film's sequels—The Santa Clause 2 and 3—and help his dad through the...
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Denver Film Festival Premieres Emilie Upczak’s human trafficking drama ‘Moving Parts’

Denver native Emilie Upczak moved to Trinidad and Tobago and became Creative Director of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival where she worked for ten years. At that time, she not only helped set up the only Caribbean Film Industry Center but began making a fiction feature film about human trafficking.

She enlisted the prize winning Dp Nancy Schreiberwho also recently shot Ondi Timoner’s Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe who was recently honored at the High Falls Film Festival, an annual event celebrating female filmmakers with the Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award “in recognition of her contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers working today.”

Moving Parts is about an illegal Chinese immigrant who, after being smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago to be with her brother, discovers the true cost of her arrival.

See the trailer here.

Emilie Upczak’s films reflect her
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’
Ah, December. A time for sipping hot beverages, retail therapy, and gathering the family around the television. This holiday season, Netflix will add blockbuster comedies new and old to its collection, as well as some more artistic fare fresh from festival circuit. Next month on the streaming platform, home viewers can catch the comedic stylings of Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in case they missed it in theaters. If you prefer something a little darker, the Wachowskis’ dystopian epic “V for Vendetta” will also be available.

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Jim Carrey may be recently known for his painting skills and red carpet nihilism, but back in the ’90s he was just “Ace Ventura.” Beginning in December, you can revisit both “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story

Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story
The late Jay Thomas is going to be remembered for a great many things. Children of the 1980s will always see him as Carla's husband Eddie LeBec husband on Cheers. People that came of age just a bit later will remember him as kindly gym teacher Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus, while millennials will always associate him with the Easter Bunny from The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. He was also a disc jockey in the 1970s and a SiriusXM host over the past decade.

But one
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Tom Hanks' film debut was a drama about Dungeons & Dragons

Ryan Lambie Mar 29, 2017

Mazes And Monsters provided the first feature role for a young Tom Hanks in 1982 - and warned against the perils of Dungeons & Dragons...

Where there's great popularity, there's sometimes an equal and opposite backlash. Pokemon has occasionally been accused of promoting everything from Satanism to animal cruelty. The book Why Knock Rock, published in 1984, warned of the morally corrosive dangers hidden in the music of Judas Priest, Kiss and Led Zeppelin.

Before all this, there was the moral panic surrounding Dungeons & Dragons. From humble beginnings, the role-playing game quickly became a phenomenon in the 1970s, taking the company behind it - Tactical Studies Rules, founded by Gary Gygax - from a tiny cottage industry to a 600-strong firm by the end of the decade.

Dungeons & Dragons' brilliance lies in its freeform design; with only a few raw materials - dice, counters, a rulebook - the game conjures
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Why The Santa Clause Perfectly Depicts Your Childhood Image of the North Pole

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The holidays are officially upon us, and one of the best things about the festive season is getting nostalgic about how you used to celebrate as a kid. In between sledding with your friends, writing those carefully thought-out Christmas lists for Santa, and baking cookies with your mom, you probably spent a lot of time dreaming about the North Pole. What was it like? How many elves lived there? Could you apply to be an elf? If so, what experience did that entail? Many Christmas movies brought the mysterious and magical place to life, but in my opinion, none did it better than The Santa Clause. Nothing can ever really compare to the 1994 film starring Tim Allen, but the film's two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, still held true to their original North Pole vision. The quaint buildings were decorated with candy canes,
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Mortal Instruments TV show: title confirmed, McG to direct

The Mortal Instruments TV show will be called Shadowhunters, and McG will direct the series opener…

Since we first heard the news of a Mortal Instruments TV show in development, we’ve seen pretty much the full gambit of responses, from utter negativity to downright optimism.

For those who are up for giving the show the chance, we learnt today that the show will be called Shadowhunters (the news actually broke a few days ago, but we’re catching up now).

Here’s an official statement from ABC Family: "Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises.”

"A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience."

We’ve also learnt today (and this is new news
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Christmas movies on TV: A guide from 'The Santa Clause' to 'Christmas Vacation'

As many people come together and spend time with their families, the television landscape becomes a lot more festive. A bunch of networks have put together a slew of TV marathons to celebrate Christmas, but this also 'tis the season for holiday movies to come out in full force.

Chances are after the presents are open, dinner eaten and family time spent, you and yours will want to settle down to watch a nice movie. To make Christmas a little easier, here's a guide to the Christmas movies playing on television over the holiday. All times Eastern

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve

4 p.m. - "Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Clause," Hallmark Channel

4 p.m. - "A Christmas Story 2," Cmt

4 p.m. - "Holly's Holiday," Lifetime

5 p.m. - "The Santa Clause," ABC Family

5 p.m. - "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure," Disney Xd

5 p.m. - "Christmas Belle," Ion Network

6 p.m.
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Christmas marathons: 'Duck Dynasty,' the yule log and more

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are offering up a few gems this year in terms of marathons or specials. You've got everything from "Doctor Who" to a winter-themed marathon of Syfy monster movies to more Christmas movie marathons than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the Hub is offering four hours of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log on Christmas morning, which we're intrigued by.

Don't forget to set your DVRs if you aren't able to watch live. All times Eastern.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" animation, 8 p.m., Jim Carrey movie, 8:30 p.m.

ABC Family: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ("Deck the Halls," "Prancer," "The Polar Express," "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3") 

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Bet: "Roots" marathon, 8 a.
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Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 122: ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’

Friends, as we approach another Christmas, it’s time to limp across the finish line, gasping for air. In 2011, by himself, Josh took a look at the 1994 holiday comedy The Santa Clause. In 2012, Josh and Gabe, along with guest Marc Vibbert, did the same with the 2002 sequel, The Santa Clause 2. And now, it’s just Josh and Gabe, gaping in awe at the terror and foul horror of the 2006 end of the trilogy, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. On the one hand, sure, this movie has Tim Allen, Martin Short as Jack Frost, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, and more. But on the other hand, it has Martin Short singing a poor parody of “New York, New York,” and Alan Arkin doing some of the worst acting of his life. Put it this way, there are plenty of tangents in this episode because it just got too painful to
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ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days to Christmas starts Sunday, December 1

Melissa & Joey Christmas Special "A New Kind of Christmas," Wednesday, December 11, 8 /7c ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Starts This Weekend ABC Family’s Countdown to 25 Days to Christmas starts Sunday, December 1. This year’s special programming offers all the classic holiday movies, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Santa Clause and Christmas specials of ABC Family shows, Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey. Another ABC Family Premiere includes The Little Mermaid. This fun family programming begins on Sunday, December 1 with holiday movies all day, leading up to Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey. There are multiple showings of the holiday classics The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The
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'It's a Wonderful Life' and 7 other Christmas classics with sequels

'It's a Wonderful Life' and 7 other Christmas classics with sequels
With the announcement of a possible sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life, the Internet is abuzz with everyone and anyone’s opinion. But the 1946 Jimmy Stewart-starring film isn’t the first holiday classic to get the sequel treatment. Some are just as spirited as their predecessors; others are the cinematic equivalent to getting coal in your stocking.

We break down seven sequels to holiday favorites to see how they fare before It’s a Wonderful Lie: The Rest of the Story joins their ranks.

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

The Original: A Christmas Story (1983)

The Sequel: Set five years after the original,
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Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 74: ‘The Santa Clause 2′

The most wonderful time of year is upon us once again, folks. Yes, it’s the holiday season, and Josh is returning to the North Pole just like he did last December. A year ago, he reviewed 1994′s The Santa Clause all by himself, but this year, he’s got Gabe and special guest Marc Vibbert of the Animation Fascination podcast to discuss the 2002 sequel The Santa Clause 2. Does this sequel, where Santa Claus finds a wife in the form of Elizabeth Mitchel (also known as Juliet from Lost), deliver the goods? Is the first film still better? Has the boy playing Charlie, the son of the Tim Allen version of Santa, gotten any better? And what’s with the way David Krumholtz runs? These and other questions are pondered and put to bed a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema!

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Extended Thoughts on ‘The Santa Clause 2′

The Santa Clause 2

Directed by Michael Lembeck

Written by Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss

Starring Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Spencer Breslin, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd

Why wait eight years between the original Santa Clause and its follow-up, The Santa Clause 2? This is a question I’ve been asking myself over the last week, before I watched the film for our podcast, during our recording, and now. I didn’t bring it up on the show, because I imagine the question would’ve just floated out into virtual nothingness. But I wonder. The first film opened in November of 1994 to moderate critical acclaim and strong box office returns. I honestly don’t remember how “angry” I might’ve sounded on the podcast last year (Gabe described me as such in our discussion this week), but when my wife puts the original on,
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Big Momma's House Writer Dead at 51

Don Rhymer, the writer behind such films as "Rio," "Big Momma's House" and "The Santa Clause 2," died of cancer in Los Angeles. He was only 51 years old. Rhymer started his career on Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma's House" comedy. He went on to write the sequel, as well as Cedric the Entertainer's "The Honeymooners" and Matthew Broderick's "Deck the Halls." He also wrote the animated films "Surf's Up" and "Rio." The writer has been battling cancer for a long time, and has documented his treatment in a blog, called "Let's Radiate Don."
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Turkeys Gets November 2014 Release Date

Turkeys Gets November 2014 Release Date
Relativity Media and Reel FX announced today that they have dated the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, helmed by Jimmy Hayward, director of box office hit Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who and animator on such films as Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. The film is jointly produced and financed by Relativity and Reel FX and is now set for theatrical release on November 14, 2014. Relativity has also announced that it has set the release date of Safe Haven, based on the best-selling novel from internationally-known author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) and directed by Oscar and DGA-nominee Lasse Hallstr&#246m (The Cider House Rules), by a few days next year to coincide with Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013.

Turkeys stars the voice talent of Owen Wilson, who previously voiced Lightning McQueen in Disney Pixar's Cars, Woody Harrelson from The Hunger Games and Dan Fogler, who previously voiced Zeng in Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda.
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Relativity Media and Reel FX Team Up for Turkeys

Relativity Media and Reel FX Team Up for Turkeys
Relativity Media and Reel FX, a movie studio based in Dallas and Santa Monica, announced today that they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release. The film is directed by Jimmy Hayward (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who) and stars the voice talent of Owen Wilson (Cars) and Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games). Turkeys will be distributed worldwide by Relativity.

Producing are Scott Mosier (Clerks), Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II), John Strauss (The Santa Clause 2) and David I. Stern (Hotel Transylvania). The screenplay was written by Stern and Strauss with a rewrite by Mazin.

Turkeys is an irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy where two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the menu for good.

Ryan Kavanaugh,
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Relativity Media and Reel FX to Produce Turkeys

Relativity Media and Reel FX, a movie studio based in Dallas and Santa Monica, announced today that they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys , slated for a 2014 release. The film is directed by Jimmy Hayward ( Horton Hears A Who! ) and stars the voice talent of Owen Wilson ( Cars ) and Woody Harrelson ( The Hunger Games ). Turkeys will be distributed worldwide by Relativity. Producing are Scott Mosier ( Clerks ), Craig Mazin ( The Hangover Part II ), John Strauss ( The Santa Clause 2 ) and David I. Stern ( Hotel Transylvania ). The screenplay was written by Stern and Strauss with a rewrite by Mazin. Turkeys is an irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy where two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their...
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New ‘Rise Of The Guardians’ Poster

Rise Of The Guardians is the animated Christmas film of choice this year. It’s kind of like The Avengers, but with mythical beings such as Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, The Sandman, and The Tooth Fairy, joining forces to fight a great evil. These immortal guardians are the protectors of children and really have their work cut-out for them against Jude Law’s evil Pitch.

The new poster looks great, as did previous efforts, but then again I’m just a sucker for Christmas movies overall. All these characters also appeared in The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), so is this a secret sequel? No, of course not. But one can dream.

Rise Of The Guardians will be released 30th November 2012. It stars the voices of Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, and Isla Fisher.

Source: First Showing
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The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection Hits Blu-ray In October

The Santa Clause was Tim Allen.s big screen debut, and it quickly became a modern and fun family Christmas classic. It.s yearly replay value meant Disney was down for sequels, and in 2002 and 2006, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause were created. On October 16, fans of the series will be able to own the series in high definition when The Santa Clause 3-Movie collection hits Blu-ray. Each of the heartwarming The Santa Clause movies stars Tim Allen as the jolly man himself. Allen.s Santa is definitely the highlight of each of the movies, but one of the other things the series does well is maintain many of its cast members. Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, and Eric Lloyd show up in each of the movies, and Number.s David Krumholtz plays an elf with pretty wicked ears in the first two. If the
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