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Nickelodeon Goes Back To School…Of Rock

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Nickelodeon will be producing a new live-action “School of Rock” series based on its 2003 movie of the same name. “School of Rock” – the movie – starred comic actor Jack Black and for the series, Black will be reprising his role as rocker Dewey Finn who infiltrates a grade school as a substitute teacher […]

Another Jungle Book Movie In The Mix

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Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” is officially in the public domain and that means anybody who has the money can make a movie about it, which is why we now have a second Jungle Book-themed movie in the mix following the Jon Favreau-directed Disney live action/CG hybrid version which will be released next year. The other […]

Ghostbusters 3 Is Still On – But Might Look A Little Different

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“Ghostbusters 3” is in the works but it may not be similar to the “Ghostbusters” of yore that you knew. First, of course, Ivan Reitman will not be directing it. Second, Harold Ramis will not be in it due to the fact that he is not alive. Third, while Bill Murray is alive, he won’t […]

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book As Baloo

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Bill Murray becomes the latest celebrity to join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as Baloo the bear who befriends Mowgli the jungle boy. Murray joins Christopher Walken playing King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging orangutans, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack which […]

Muppets Digital Series Launched

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Kermit and his buddies are back as Disney has released a digital series entitled “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets” where the Muppet characters interact with various celebrities in support of the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of their movie “The Muppets: Most Wanted”. The first in the six-part series has already been released and the […]

Sharknado 2 – The Special Effects

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Between all the sharks and cameo appearances flying around, what probably escaped most people besides their sanity was the special effects used to get sharks to fly throw the air and decapitate heads or splatter blood or run into chainsaws. Many green screens or cloths were put to use in the making of “Sharknado 2: […]

Sharknado 2 – The Best Lines

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In anticipation of the second watching of SyFy’s “Sharknado 2” The Second One” this weekend – and the requisite drinking game that must accompany it – there must be some preparation for what to expect in the dialogue department, depending on what the basis of your Sharknado drinking game will be. The best lines most […]

Sharknado 2 Pulls In Record Numbers Of Sharks And Viewers

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SyFy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” sequel movie to last year’s “Sharknado” brought in a record 3.9 million viewers helplessly watching the flying sharks attack New York City and eating minor celebrities along the way. That figure was the largest ever for one of SyFy’s original movies, blasting last year’s out of the water as […]

Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

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Japanese manga series “Soul ReViver” will be getting a full English-language, live-action feature film treatment. The manga series created two years ago by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige follows “soul revivers” Jin and Clara as they navigate between the worlds of the living and dead to bring back souls whose missions were not completed while […]

James Shigeta, Actor, 1929 - 2014

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Actor James Shigeta passed away on July 28, 2014, in Hollywood, CA, at the age of 85, due to pulmonary failure. Shigeta was born in Hawaii but first became an acting and singing star in Japan in the 1950′s while taking Japanese language lessons. His fame in Japan ultimately led to appearances Las Vegas, and […]

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