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 […]
Lego Toon News: "Simpsons" Minifigures Revealed, Village Roadshow Pictures Cut Out of "Lego Movie 2"
CG animated comedy Free Birds is now available for HD download in the UK. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei, the family friendly film focuses on Reggie, a farm turkey who questions why he and his kind are constantly being fattened up. His suspicions see him kidnapped by Jake, fellow turkey […]
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 […]