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Kevin Smith Continues to Hype the ‘Howard the Duck’ Animated Series, Jokes That He’s “Not Talented Enough” For the Avengers

Howard the Duck fans are likely excited that the anthropomorphic duck is getting his own animated series on Hulu, but none are as excited as Kevin Smith. That’s because the famous comic book fan gets to go behind the camera (or the drawing board?) for the Howard the Duck animated series as writer and executive producer of the upcoming series. And he’s ecstatic. In his first interview since the series was announced alongside a slate of other Marvel animated shows, Smith talks about why he can’t ...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Animation, Smith, Hulu, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Kevin-Smith, Howard, Kevin, Beverly, Bong, Jeph Loeb, Comic Book/Superhero, Howard the Duck


Netflix cancels ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher,’ its last Marvel shows

Netflix is no longer in the Marvel superhero business, with the cancellation of “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher.” The writing has been on the wall since last fall, when the streaming service canceled its other three Marvel shows — “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “Daredevil.” Plus, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg was already announced to leave “Jessica Jones” after the upcoming third season. There have been conflicting reports about which company ultimately decided to pull the plug, but this does ...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Fox, Netflix, Hulu, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter, Howard, Jon Bernthal, Melissa Rosenberg, Gerard Way, The Punisher


Kevin Smith Talks Howard the Duck Animated Series

Kevin Smith talks Howard the Duck animated series This week Marvel Entertainment and Hulu announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special. The writers behind the Howard the Duck animated series, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men) and Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies), recently spoke to to Marvel.com about the series. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: TV, Movies, Earth, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Tokyo, Bob, Stan Lee, Smith, Hulu, Avengers, Jay, Jack Kirby, Kevin Smith, Howard


‘Pavarotti’ Trailer: Ron Howard Wants to Take You to the Opera

Ron Howard is leaving Star Wars behind and heading to the opera. The filmmaker’s latest is the documentary Pavarotti, focusing on the opera singer who became one of the most successful tenors of all time, Luciano Pavarotti. The doc will feature both classic performances from the late tenor, as well as never-before-seen footage. Watch the Pavarotti trailer below. Pavarotti Trailer In a bit of career whiplashing, Ron Howard’s first Solo: A Star Wars Story follow-up is a documentary about...
Tags: Hope, London, Movies, Documentary, Jay Z, America, Movie Trailers, Jay, Beatles, Ron-Howard, Howard, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti


Daily Podcast: Why Hulu’s Animated Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Exciting, Our Reaction to Will Smith In Aladdin, Pennyworth, Epix, Terminator 6

On the February 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman , and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and tv news, including a new animated Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Hulu , Pennyworth, Epix, Terminator 6 and Aladdin . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Op...
Tags: Movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Jack, Hulu, Patton Oswalt, MGM, Alfred, Kevin Smith, Howard, Brad, Jacob, Epix, Peter Sciretta, Hoai Tran Bui, Film Daily Podcast


Hulu greenlights ‘Howard the Duck’ and three other animated Marvel shows

Four new animated Marvel series, plus a crossover special, are coming to Hulu. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has greenlit “MODOK,” “Hit-Monkey,” “Tigra & Dazzler Show” and “Howard the Duck.” The characters will then come together in a special titled “The Offenders.” These aren’t exactly A-list, or even B-list, Marvel characters. Howard the Duck (created by Steve Gerber) is probably the best-known — mostly for starring in a notorious ’80s flop — but I’ve also got a soft spot for MO...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Fox, Hulu, Chelsea Handler, Kevin Smith, Jessica Jones, Loki, Howard, Netflix Marvel, Steve Gerber, Hollywood Reporter Hulu


Starz Gives Counterpart The Axe

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Starz gives Counterpart the axe Despite two highly acclaimed seasons for the premium cable network, the sci-fi espionage thriller Counterpart will not be getting a third season from Starz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googl...
Tags: Twitter, TV, Movies, Berlin, United Nations, TV News, Starz, Mrc, Howard, Justin, Justin Marks, Marks, James Cromwell, ComingSoon, Carmi Zlotnik, Media Rights Capital


Marvel and Hulu Partner For Four Animated Series

Marvel and Hulu partner for four animated series Marvel Entertainment and Hulu have announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Earth, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Tokyo, Bob, Stan Lee, Hulu, Avengers, Jay, Jack Kirby, Howard, Josh Gordon


‘Howard the Duck’ From Kevin Smith, ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ From Patton Oswalt, and Other Marvel Animated Shows Coming to Hulu [TCA 2019]

Hulu announced to the Television Critics Association a new partnership with Marvel for four animated series and a standalone special. This follows Hulu’s partnership with Marvel on the live-action Marvel’s Runaways.  The four series are Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The special is Marvel’s The Offenders . Writers and producers on the shows include Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Marvel, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hulu, George Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Marvel Studios, Chelsea Handler, Television Critics Association, Kevin Smith, Jordan Blum


‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘The Loud House’ Animated Movies in the Works at Netflix

Even though Netflix has been dishing out plenty of original movies every month, their feature length animated fare has yet to find as much acclaim and success as their live-action film. But that might change with two new animated properties getting their own movies at Netflix. Nickelodeon is teaming with Netflix for two movies based on their animated shows Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House, two of the cable channel’s most popular programs. However, it sounds like they ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Netflix, United States, Animation, Raphael, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Donny, Howard, Neil, Leonardo, Johnny Rotten, Samurai Jack, Lena Headey


Country singer Charley Pride focus of 2 PBS projects

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star’s life. The project has been discussed for about 10 years. Pride told a TV critics’ meeting on Friday that it remains a goal to have it made with Howard, who stars […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Pbs, Howard, Pasadena Calif, Charley, Terrence Howard Charley Pride


Ron Howard’s Next Movie ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Gets Picked Up By Netflix in $45 Million Deal

Ron Howard is the latest filmmaker to land a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix. The streaming giant took on his latest film, Hillbilly Elegy, for a whopping $45 million after a competitive bidding situation in which Netflix nearly doubled the offers of its rivals. Deadline reports that Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Howard and penned by The Shape of Water scribe Vanessa Taylor, has been picked up by Netflix in a $45 million deal. The streaming giant will fully finance the film, which is b...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Kentucky, America, Netflix, Ohio, Roma, Ron-Howard, Brian Grazer, Martin Scorsese, Howard, Vance, APPALACHIA, Yale Law School, Imagine Entertainment, Business and Industry News


Netflix Nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy After Bidding War

Netflix nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy after bidding war Deadline brings word that Netflix has landed Oscar-winning director Ron Howard’s (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Solo: A Star Wars Story) feature adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, based on the bestseller by J.D. Vance. Netflix will finance the project for $45 million, beating out other top bidding rivals. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAut...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Howard, Vance, Rust Belt, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti, Movie News, Frost Nixon, Imagine Entertainment, Paramount Network, Hillbilly Elegy, Netflix Nabs Ron Howard


ARRL CEO Howard/WB2ITX Speaks

The new CEO of the ARRL, Howard Michel /WB2ITX spoke at the Ham Radio University event on January 5, 2019. The video below is worth watching to hear Howard’s thoughts on the role of the ARRL. The first 26 minutes are good, but the Q&A session that follows suffers from no audio coverage of the audience. HRU keynote speaker 1-5-2019 from autocrime1 on Vimeo. I think Howard has a tough job ahead of him, leading the ARRL through the start of its Second Century, including some long overdue...
Tags: Radio, Howard, Ham Radio, ARRL, Bob K0NR, HRU, Howard Michel WB2ITX, Ham Radio University, Howard WB2ITX


Howard/WB2ITX Speaks

The new CEO of the ARRL, Howard Michel /WB2ITX spoke at the Ham Radio University event on January 5, 2019. The video below is worth watching to hear Howard’s thoughts on the role of the ARRL. The first 26 minutes are good, but the Q&A session that follows suffers from no audio coverage of the audience. HRU keynote speaker 1-5-2019 from autocrime1 on Vimeo. I think Howard has a tough job ahead of him, leading the ARRL through the start of its Second Century, including some long overdue...
Tags: Radio, Howard, Ham Radio, ARRL, Bob K0NR, HRU, Howard Michel WB2ITX, Ham Radio University, Howard WB2ITX


‘The Little Mermaid’ 30th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Release Brings All-New Bonus Features

The Little Mermaid is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the beloved Disney classic, the film is being released on 4K Ultra Blu-ray and Digital HD next month. Aside from getting the movie in the highest possible quality, fans will also be treated to some new special features, including a celebratory discussion and musical performance with composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most beloved leading ladies. Get the full rundown of The Little Mermaid 4K Blu-ray and d...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Digital, Animation, Disney Princess, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, Alan, Musical, Disney Channel, Blu, Howard, Alan Menken, Walt, Menken


First Bad Boys For Life Set Photos Feature Will Smith in Action

First Bad Boys For Life set photos feature Will Smith in action Production has officially begun on Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life and the first photos from the film’s set in Atlanta, Georgia have been released online from Just Jared (via Vital Thrills). The photos feature Will Smith filming an action scene, giving us a first look at the return of his character Mike Lowrey 20 years after the 2003 sequel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlo...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Miami, Will Smith, Sony Pictures, Doug Belgrad, Howard, Mike, Lawrence, Atlanta Georgia, Vanessa Hudgens, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Mike Lowery, Armando, Alexander Ludwig


ARRL to build wall around Newington HQ?

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t wait until April 1 to report this story….Dan It has come to my attention that ARRL CEO Michael Howard is planning to construct a wall on the southern border of the ARRL’s Newington headquarters to prevent miscreant hams from entering the compound. Details are kind kind of sketchy at this point, but here’s what I know so far: It’s going to be a great, big beautiful wall. Original plans called for it to be made out of concrete, but now the thinking is that it will be mad...
Tags: Washington, Alabama, Radio, Howard, Dan, Michael Howard, Newington, ARRL, Cook Island, Special Service Club


Production Begins on Bad Boys For Life

Production begins on Bad Boys For Life Sony Pictures has announced that production has officially begun on the third Bad Boys film, Bad Boys for Life. In addition, Production Weekly (via /Film) has a look at the plot synopsis. It seems that the stakes are going to be a bit higher in round three — particularly for Will Smith’s Mike Lowery. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds'...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Miami, Will Smith, Doug Belgrad, Howard, Mike, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Riverdale, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Mike Lowery, Armando, Alexander Ludwig, ComingSoon


‘Bad Boys for Life’ Plot Synopsis Teases a Cold-Blooded Drug Cartel Boss

Fans have been waiting over 15 years for Bad Boys for Life to get in front of cameras. The sequel has had plenty of ups and downs over the years with Michael Bay leaving the project in the hands of director Joe Carnahan, who ended up leaving even after writing the script. Now the project finally seems to have firm footing with directors Adil Arbi and Bilall Fallah as the latest filmmakers getting behind the camera, and we finally have word on what kind of problem Will Smith and Martin Lawrence ...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Atlanta, Sequels, Sony, Miami, Will-Smith, Howard, Mike, Charles Melton, Bilall Fallah, Action/Adventure, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nunez, Heroic Hollywood, Martin-Lawrence


Terrence Howard Proposes to Ex-Wife Mira Pak With $1 Million Engagement Ring

“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again” is a statement Terrence Howard is taking seriously … because he just proposed to his ex-wife, Mira Pak, just three years after they divorced.The “Empire” star reportedly popped the question Sunday night (Dec. 23) in front of friends and family at Crustacean Beverly Hills. According to TMZ, Howard presented Pak with a 7-carat VVS diamond and rose gold engagement ring worth around $1 million.The 49-year-old actor announced the engage...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Pop Culture, Jazz, Proposals, Ghent, Celebrity Couples, Howard, Pak, Ben Baller, Aubrey, Terrence Howard, Michelle Ghent, Celebrity Relationships, Celebrity Engagements, Mira Pak


Ron Howard’s ‘Grinch’ is Really About Christine Baranski Wanting to F***k the Grinch

Whatever you think of Ron Howard’s Grinch adaptation, one thing can not be denied: Christine Baranski‘s character in the film is incredibly thirsty for Jim Carrey‘s Grinch, and would very badly like to take him in her loving arms. As Christmas draws closer, let us try to remember the reason for the season: Christine Baranski being overcome with frantic lust to bang a Christmas-hating monster. What are we to make of Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas , 18 years after its release? T...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Taylor Momsen, Jim-Carrey, Grinch, Ron-Howard, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Howard, Martha, Cindy, Jeffrey Tambor, Seuss, Chuck Jones, Whoville, Christine Baranski


Small-Screen Stream: ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Sorry For Your Loss,’ and Other Great Streaming Series You Might Have Missed in 2018

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) The year is winding to an end, the “best of” lists are pouring in, and chances are you’re up to your neck in content you’d like to catch up on before the month is through. Plenty of those lists are filled with big-name series everyone knows – Westworld, Atlanta, The Americans, The Handmaid’s Tale – but what about the more underrated gems sneaking in? Have you heard of th...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Television, Movies, New York City, Amc, Stephen King, Bbc, Features, Afghanistan, Netflix, Manhattan, Starz, Brian Cox, Cbs, Roy


‘Jingle All the Way 2’ is as Good and Bad as the Original, Just in Different Ways

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we go digging for leftover Christmas spirit the sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led holiday hit Jingle All the Way!) It’s December, and you know what that means. Nothing. Absolutely nothing, as the calendar is an arbitrary construct meant solely to make us think we matter in the universe. It also means regular movie columns sometimes shift the...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Features, Tooth Fairy, Beethoven, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victor, Liz, Noël, Jamie, Don, Howard, Schwarzenegger, Larry, Larry Larry, Larry the Cable Guy


‘Bad Boys for Life’ Bringing Back Joe Pantoliano as the Angry Captain Howard

Unless you tuned in to the Netflix series Sense8, there’s a good chance you haven’t seen Joe Pantoliano in a little while unless you’ve been re-watching one of his famous turns in The Matrix, Risky Business, The Goonies, Memento or the Bad Boys franchise. But thankfully, the latter will bring him back to the blockbusters he deserves to be starring in. The long-gestating and anticipated (?) sequel Bad Boys for Life will not only have Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back as Mike Lowery and Marcus ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Michael Bay, Sequels, Sony, Will Smith, Marcus, Howard, Mike, Joey, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Mike Lowery, Action/Adventure


ON BLAST! Dwight Howard “Exposed” Online By Ex-Boy/Girl friend…

Another day, another messy transgender story. Can someone please explain to me why exactly these men who aspire to be women “expose” men who they trick into dating them? I mean… if it’s the goal of a transgender person to live their life as their chosen sex, why “expose” someone to be mocked and ridiculed? [FLASHBACK: Scorned Transgender Woman Forces Boyfriend “Out The Closet”… (VIDEO)] This time, it’s NBA star Dwight Howard who is being “outed” by a man wearing female clothes who claims that...
Tags: Twitter, Wtf, Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Nba, Rumors, Dekalb County, Janet Jackson, Howard, Andrew, Dwight Howard, Piedmont Park, Jermaine Dupri, Atlanta Gossip


Frank Brunner original artwork - Giant-size Man-thing #4 page

Frank Brunner Original Brunner page from Giant-size Man-Thing #4 featuring Howard the Duck's first solo adventure. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Artworks / Brunner artworks >Brunner original artworks [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Howard, Brunner, Ted Ignacio, Frank Brunner


Why the Christmas-Hating Grinch is More Relatable Than Those Basic Whos

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: it’s much easier to relate to the grumpy, Christmas-hating Grinch than those basic Whos.) Illumination’s new animated adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – shortened to The Grinch – introduces a younger generation to Dr. Seuss’ iconic green curmudgeon and his journey toward understanding the true meaning of Christmas. But many of us grew up in...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Features, Animation, Adaptation, Grinch, Santa, Darren Aronofsky, Ron Howard, The Grinch, Howard, Donna, Seuss, Illumination Entertainment, Whoville, Cindy Lou


Ron Howard Reflects on George Lucas Giving Him Final Cut on ‘Willow’

Final cut is the privilege all directors want and only a select few can claim: the power to deliver their cut of the film without studio interference. Ron Howard is one director who has such clout, and he’s earned it with Oscar-nominated and winning films like Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, and crowd-pleasers like Coccoon, Splash and Backdraft. Willow was actually the first movie on which Howard received final cut, the director revealed at an American Cinematheque screening celebrating his...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Magic, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ron-Howard, Kennedy, Lucas, Willow, Howard, George, Kathleen Kennedy, American Cinematheque, Featured Stories Sidebar


A Key Line in ‘Willow’ Came From Joseph Campbell’s Wife

The American Cinematheque hosted a tribute to Ron Howard over the weekend, concluding with a screening of Willow. Howard and screenwriter Bob Dolman gave a Q&A after the screening and one of the stories they shared was about how the wife of The Hero’s Journey writer Joseph Campbell inspired a line that Howard put in the film. But the story begins earlier when producer George Lucas invited the filmmakers to dinner with the Campbells. “It was the thrill of a lifetime,” Dolman said. “We went...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, George Lucas, Ron-Howard, Willow, Howard, George, Joseph, Campbell, Jean, Joseph Campbell, Campbells, American Cinematheque, Featured Stories Sidebar, Willow Howard, Raziel



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