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 […]
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 […]
The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]
Everything's Coming up "Frozen": Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing "Let It Go"
With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]
THE HUB NETWORK’S APRIL 2014 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS Special Easter Sunday Sing-Along Marathon, April 20 All-New Episode of Warren Buffets “Secret Millionaires Club,” April 27 ORIGINAL EPISODES “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” (Saturdays, 10:30–11 a.m. ET) April 5 – “Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3”: Rainbow Dash is preparing to take her test on the history […]
Earth has problems. Sure, there’s global warming, sectarian violence, discord, strife and general meanness everywhere, but there’s also aliens. Yep, aliens are real alright….real jerks. Specifically Prince Baka, aptly named not so much because he’s actually dumb but because his preferred use for his massive intelligence is pranks and general loutishness. Yes, he is actually […]
CLIP: Marvel Releases New "Avengers Assemble" and "Hulk & the Agents of SMASH" Clips, Premiering March 30, 2014
Cartoon Network has provided the following stills and plot synopses for new episodes premiering the week of March 31, 2014. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: UNCLE GRANDPA On this week’s episode of Uncle Grandpa, Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)… “Prank Wars”– When Pizza Steve and Mr. Gus engage in a prank war, Mr. […]
Lego Toon News: "Simpsons" Minifigures Revealed, Village Roadshow Pictures Cut Out of "Lego Movie 2"
Jormungand is an interesting anime based off a manga by Keitaro Takahashi, both of which expect you to root for bad guys against other bad guys. It is a show that expects you to have full tolerance of people getting their heads blown off. It expects you to put any qualms aside about the violence […]