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Heroes Never Die — Greatest American Hero To Make Comeback

2 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

GreatestAmericanHeroAccording to Deadline, 20th Century Fox TV has committed to a television pilot of The Greatest American Hero

The original production was a comedy-drama created by late writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell and aired for three seasons on ABC. The cast starred actors William Katt, Robert Culp, and Connie Sellecca.

The series saw Katt playing special education teacher Ralph Hinkley who is given a red suit by aliens from another galaxy. Upon acquiring the suit Hinkley loses the instructions only to learn of the suits powers through trial and error. With FBI special agent Bill Maxwell (Culp) and Pam Davidson (Sellecca), Hinkley would solve national and international crimes using his new found powers.

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Desconstructing the Purpose of the LEGO Movie, A Review

20 Feb

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The_Lego_Movie_poster*Spoiler Alert

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) certainly know their LEGO product; they philosophically understand what playing with these bricks is all about. But when it comes to cobbling together a well-meaning tale, the time wasted to get to the point is long. People watching The LEGO Movie may need a reality check later. They may wonder what goes on with their toys when no one is around.

If this movie is beginning to sound like Toy Story then maybe that’s this movie’s greatest secret let out. There is another potential reference, but do audiences really need another never-ending story? At least this product is a decent watch. Just where this film succeeds is with the final act when all the pieces of the puzzle start fitting together. However, the rest is a different entity altogether.

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Cloudy with a Chance of No More Sequels?

2 Oct

Cloudy_with_a_Chance_of_Meatballs_2By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Some viewers might be gasping for air after watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. A huge part of this movie relies on sight gags and figuring out the names of the various foodimals—creatures born from food before they are identified. Deep in the torrid jungle of leeks, apple-piethons and widebeets is a plethora of puns that are only really effective to hear once. When the best parts of the movie are revealed in the early trailers, to finally see those moments on the big screen falls flat. If there is a part of the film that works, that’s with the end-credits since no one has seen an early preview of.

The story here is borrowed from a familiar concept: Chester V (Will Forte) is a wealthy and much adored scientist who runs The Live Corp Company. He rides on the work and success of other scientists’ ideas. If he has created anything new lately, the movie does not show any sign of it. He’s a mishmash of innovators—like that of Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs—who has more than a futurists’ vision of how life should be like in the next century. Even Walt Disney had a foresight to create a wonderful world; in this movie, it’s an island paradise occupied by living plants and manufactured food products.

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The Penguins of Madagascar gets John Malkovich as the “Charming Villian”

5 Aug

By Ed Sum

The Penguins

The Penguins of Madagascar will be back in 2015, and they will have Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich to contend with. Both actors are in high demand these days and the excitement is even better after sources say who they will play. Cumberbatch will voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent that’s after Malkovich, who will be a “charming villian.”

As for how the Penguins will play into this plot must mean they will leave their merry zoo life and might be globe-trotting in a high paced spy action thriller.

Expected to be back will be Tom McGrath as the voice of Skipper, Chris Miller as Kowalski, John DiMaggio as Rico and Christopher Knights as Private.

To helm the movie will be director Simon J. Smith (“Bee Movie”) interpreting the script by Michael Colton and John Aboud. Lara Breay (“Megamind”) is producing, while executive producers include Mireille Soria, Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell, all of whom are responsible for the original “Madagascar” trilogy.

Source: theWrap