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Eddie Lawrence 1919 - 2014

Eddie Lawrence, Comedian and Actor, 1919 - 2014

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
Actor and comedian Eddie Lawrence passed away on March 25, 2014, at the age of 95. Lawrence was best known for his “Old Philosopher” routine, where he would alternate increasingly outlandish fictional troubles with a clichéd refrain to carry on regardless. The character gave Lawrence (and numerous imitators) a framework for comedy sketches and commercials […]
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Lorenzo Semple, Jr, 1966 "Batman" TV Series Screenwriter, 1923 - 2014

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter marks the passing of Lorenzo Semple, Jr., the screenwriter who is most likely to be remembered as the scribe for the first four episodes of the 1966 Batman TV series and the author of the series “bible,” which set the tone for the iconic superhero show. Semple contributed many instantly recognizable elements […]

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Arrow – Suicide Squad – Season 2, Episode 16

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Synopsis: Amanda Waller has created a so-called “suicide squad” consisting of captured criminals including Bronze Tiger, Deadshot and Shrapnel and has enlisted Diggle to be in charge of them for their first mission to extract a nerve gas agent from a terrorist’s home. Details: The Nearly-All-Diggle episode has Diggle meeting up with CIA-like figure Amanda […]
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Omar Sy Joins Jurassic World

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Omar Sy – next to be seen as Bishop in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” – is set to join the cast of the rebooted Steven Spielberg classic dinosaurs-gone-wild franchise, “Jurassic World”. Sy’s role has yet to be announced but he joins a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jake […]

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Gotham’s Harvey Bullock Makes An Appearance

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Fox released an image of Gotham police detective Harvey Bullock [Donal Logue] as a prelude to their upcoming Batman origins-themed television series “Gotham”. In addition to Logue, the cast includes 13-year-old David Mazouz [“Touch”] will play the role of the 10-year-old Bruce Wayne and Camren Bicondova [“Battlefield America”] as teenage orphan/pickpocket/street urchin Selena Kyle. “Gotham” […]
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Sofia Coppola Goes After The Little Mermaid

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Sofia Coppola [“Lost in Translation”] has expressed an interest in directing a live-action reboot of the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Little Mermaid”. The reboot would likely veer away from the lighter 1989 animated Disney version and more toward the darker side of the original Andersen tale where a mermaid makes a deal to become […]

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"Jem and the Holograms" to Get Live-Action Feature; Creator Christy Marx Shut Out of Production

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
The 1980’s animated series Jem and the Holograms is set to be adapted for a live-action feature film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions, and director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation). The original series ran from 1985 – 1988, and focused on the musical […]
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PR: The Machine's director & producer to speak at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon March 20, 2014
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Enter The Machine – Award-winning UK film’s director and producer to speak at Birmingham Comic Con The director and producer of new sci-fi movie The Machine, winner of Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival 2013, are the latest special guests to be announced […]

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It’s A Jolly Holiday For Saving Mr. Banks

by Alex Beanon March 17, 2014
Three months after being released to positive reviews, Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. The story of how Walt Disney [Tom Hanks] convinced “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers [Emma Thompson] to allow Disney to make a feature film out of her book also has bonus material consisting of deleted scenes, a […]
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Spidey Gets New Director For Fourth Film

by Alex Beanon March 17, 2014
With two rebooted Spider-Man films in the books, director Marc Webb has decided three is his Spider-Man film limit and will bow out of directing the films after the third is released in 2016.Webb did, however, relent somewhat and indicate that he may return in a consultant role for the fourth film. “The Amazing Spider-Man […]