'Ice Age: Collision Course' is the latest installment of the pre-historic film series.
The fifth film in the animated franchise, Ice Age: Collision Course reunites the eclectic starring trio Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo. Although they don't actually get to see each other until they hit the road on the promotional tour.
Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo star in Ice Age: Collision Course
They only went into the studio together once. "We tried in Ice Age 2," says Leguizamo, "but it didn't work because we all started talking over each other, and they couldn't separate the tapes. So they had to throw it away."
Continue reading: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah And John Leguizamo Reunite The 'Ice Age' Team
With its fifth feature-length adventure, this franchise continues its preposterous journey at full tilt. As before, it's the zippy writing, lively vocal work and colourful animation that hold the interest. The story is merely a framework on which the cast and crew can hang a series of rapid-fire jokes, pop culture references and nonsensical action sequences. And it's still mindless fun.
After their previous escapades, the expanding herd of prehistoric critters is living a happy life together, thinking about love. Mammoths Manny and Ellis (voiced by Ray Romano and Queen Latifah) are struggling with the idea that their daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) has fallen for the too-cheerful Julius (Adam Devine). Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) has just been dumped and feels like he'll never find a partner. And tigers Diego and Shira (Denis Leary and Jennifer Lopez) worry that their violent nature will make them terrible parents. Then suddenly there's a bigger issue to worry about: a giant asteroid is heading for Earth, threatening them with extinction. With the help of nutty weasel Buck (Simon Pegg), they come up with an idea to save the planet. They also discover a magical place called Geotopia, ruled by the groovy Shangri Llama (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).
Yes, the plot is utterly insane, especially as it is driven by the antics of franchise star Scrat, who discovers a flying saucer in the ice, activates it and heads into space, where his acorn-hunting antics trigger all sorts of mayhem back on Earth. But then this series has never had anything to do with science or biology, throwing random animals together (the dinosaurs make another appearance) for comical value while cranking up whatever suspense the writers can think of to add some momentum. They also of course pack scenes with sweet "family values" moments, plus a sideswipe at climate change deniers who refuse to acknowledge the possibility of impending doom.
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The show was previously given a second season after the first episode aired in February.
HBO has announced that period drama ‘Vinyl’ will not be coming back to our screens, despite previously green lighting a second season. The 70s drama, which was created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, suffered from low ratings throughout its first season, despite the big names behind it.
Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’.
In a statement, HBO said: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl'. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
Continue reading: HBO Changes Its Mind And Cancels 'Vinyl' Season Two
Roberts played Ray Romano’s mother Marie in the hit US sitcom.
Doris Roberts, the actress best known for playing Marie Barone in sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ has died aged 90. Roberts' death was first announced by TMZ on Monday (April 18th), with the site reporting the actress had died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.
Doris Roberts has died aged 90.
In a statement to People magazine, Roberts’ 'Everybody Loves Raymond' co-star Ray Romano said: “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”
Continue reading: 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Doris Roberts Dies Aged 90
Most people are familiar with the big bang theory but not many people know just how significant Scrat is to the whole preceding. After a fluke accident (whilst trying to protect his beloved acorn) Scrat discovers a frozen alien spaceship and soon begins a collision course which will change the world forever.
Ray Romano - New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation's 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event - Arrivals at Theater at Madison Square Garden - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015
Ray Romano - Celebrities arriving at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs NBA Western Conference playoff game at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015
Ray Romano - Photo's from a celebrity golf tournament which was held at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank to raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation's in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th November 201
Dax Shepard, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Max Burkholder, Ray Romano, Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia - NBC's 'Parenthood' 100th episode celebration and cake-cutting ceremony at NBC Universal Lot - Universal Studios, California, United States - Friday 7th November 2014
His 'Two and a Half Men' co-star Jon Cryer came in second on the Forbes Magazine poll
Ashton Kutcher has topped the list of Highest Paid Actors in Television for a second year running, earning an estimated $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes Magazine. The star of the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has made most of his money from his role on the Chuck Lorre show, as well as a considerable amount from his role as Steve Jobs in the biopic about the late Apple co-founder.
Like the man he portrayed in the flop biopic, Kutcher also has a keen business sense, and has made some of his millions by investing in a number of emerging businesses. The Jobs actor has stakes in tech companies Airbnb, Foursquare and Path, however it is his role as billionaire Walden Schmitt that has earned him the largest chunk of his impressive yearly earnings. The Forbes estimate does not take into account any of his business earnings, only what he has earned through the entertainment industry.
Kutcher's Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made the list, coming in at second with an estimated $21 million in earnings between 2012 and 2013. Angus T. Jones, who is no longer a series regular after a video of him condemning the show as "filth" emerge online, also made the list thanks to his role on the show. Although his stint as a regular on the series has since ended, having recently been replaced by Amber Tamblyn as a series regular, Jones is still likely to make a considerable amount of regular income thanks to the show's syndication.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Crowned Highest Paid Actor On TV For Second Year Running
The Forbes-assembled list has placed the 'Two & A Half Men' star as the highest earner over the last year
Ashton Kutcher may have overseen a significant drop in ratings on Two & A Half Men since it's Charlie Sheen-starring heyday, but that hasn't stopped him from reaping in the cash and becoming the highest paid actor on television. According to the latest Forbes Magazine list, the actor made $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013 from his work on the Chuck Lorre show, making him the top earner on TV.
Kutcher's co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones are both on the list too, with Cryer coming in at number two, earning an estimated $21 million over the course of last year, whilst Jones is seventh with $11 million. With the show now in syndication and looking like it won't be ending any time soon, CBS's cash cow looks as though is will continue being milked by the lead actors for some time to come. Even though this will likely be Jones' final season on the show, he will still benefit financial from the show's syndication.
Ray Romano comes in third, still earning millions from the syndication of Everybody Loves Raymond and for his voice work on the Ice Age films. He also received a hefty paycheque for his story arc on Parenthood.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Tops The List Of Highest Paid Actors On TV
Gene Hackman knew the homeless man that he slapped on a downtown Santa Fe street this week, according to The New Mexican newspaper. Police reports provide more detail on the incident, which doesn't appear to be as straight forward as first thought.
Hackman has provided the homeless man, Bruce Becker, 63, with clothes, money and rides for a number of years though their relationship turned sour in a matter of moments this week. The actor and his wife were walking on Marcy Street near Washington Avenue when Becker approached him. After refusing to provide more help, Hackman told the homeless man to "get a job." Suddenly, Becker became angry and called Hackman's wife a vulgar name, which is when the French Connection star struck him in the side of the head. Becker told police that he - quite cleverly - responded, "Gene, you are just another Clint Eastwood, you are nothing but an empty chair."
Hackman has a small cut on his hand, while there were no visible injuries on Becker. Neither was charged with a crime. The actor, now 82, last appeared in the underwhelming comedy 'Welcome to Mooseport' with Ray Romano.
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As many of us look forward to tomorrow, a Friday: the end of the working week and a chance to kick back with a vat of whatever numbs the pain, think of Ashton Kutcher - raking in $24m a year and spending it on the sexiest woman of the year.
That's right, according to Metro, the richest TV actor is enjoying some extra curricular activity with Esquires Sexiest Woman in the World, Mila Kunis. The facts suggest that he certainly is the luckiest man on earth. For some, it really is luck: with fancy houses growing up, the best education, the best contacts thanks to their parents jobs, but for Ashton, life wasn't so simple. All of his siblings had health problems of some such; his twin brother has cerebral palsy and his other brother had to have a heart transplant at a young age. And it's not as if Kutcher was the only family member to grow up untroubled. He attempted suicide at just 13-years of age. A tough home-life didn't put him off acting though, and he continued to become one of the most prominent actors today. Like him or loathe him, and many choose to loathe, but he's well and truly got himself to where he wants to be.
Following Kutcher, who overtook the erstwhile Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen in the richlist, were Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano, tied for second place at $18 million thanks to the syndication of "House" and "Everybody Loves Raymond.
Sheen isn't so 'bi-winning' anymore it seems, since Kutcher started raking in the glory. Not only has he got the lead role in one of the most popular sitcoms in the States, earning him a Teen Choice nomination already, but his earnings of $24 million since signing the show's contract has made him the Highest Paid TV Actor according to Forbes - not only that, but he is also reportedly dating his stunning 'That 70s Show' co-star Mila Kunis who, incidentally, came ninth on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2012 list whereas Sheen appears to be, regrettably, single. And no longer super super rich like Ashton, as he didn't even make Forbes top 10 list in spite of the fact that last year he earned a whopping $40 million.
Forbes bigged up Kutcher even more when mentioning his business ventures: 'In addition to acting, Kutcher is an active Silicon Valley investor. He got in early on Skype, Spotify and Airbnb which is now worth $1 billion.' Also in the top five on the list were Hugh Laurie with $18 million, Ray Romano with $18 million, Alec Baldwin with $15 million and Mark Harmon, $15 million in respective second, third, fourth and fifth places.
Despite what TBS and CBS would have you believe, everyone does not love Raymond. In fact, there are moments where his perturbed and annoyingly nervous comic style feels like second-hand Woody Allen without the wit. In fact, the only reason I ever get around to watching the show is because of Peter Boyle. For all intents and purposes, I'm no Romano fan. So, maybe that's why I so begrudgingly gave into the documentary 95 Miles to Go and its strange dichotomy.
On a tour of the Southern states, Ray Romano, as always, took along longtime friend Tom Caltabiano to be his opening act and professional shit-taker. What Ray doesn't know is that Caltabiano dragged along an intern from Everybody Loves Raymond to film the entire drive through the last eight days of the tour. What comes out is the neurosis of a popular comedian, the stresses of touring, and the fragility of a friendship that is mixed with business. However, it's all put on a leash.
Continue reading: 95 Miles To Go Review
Needless to say, it went on to gross more than $176 million at the box office. A sequel was inevitable, and thanks to my chosen profession, unavoidable. I was prepared for the worst.
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Enter former President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman). He's the most liked President since JFK, and he has decided to make Mooseport his retirement haven. Not that he has much of a choice since his ex-wife, the former First Lady, has nearly cleaned him dry in a nasty divorce. Mooseport is also going through a crisis. The mayor has recently died, and the troubled city council cannot find anyone willing to run for office. With President Cole now living in town, the city council sees him as the answer to their prayers, and after enough of their pressure, Cole enters the race for no other reason than to keep his last possession: his vacation home.
Continue reading: Welcome To Mooseport Review
Ice Age is in many ways the archetypal animated flick - updated for the computer era, of course. It's a road trip populated by quirky and mismatched characters, all on an unlikely quest that they'll never complete unless they somehow manage to work together. Ray Romano voices a burly mammoth named Manfred, who stumbles upon a lost human baby (well, homo erectus at least) shortly after rescuing a useless sloth (John Leguizamo). Manfred is content to leave the thing alone, but along comes a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) intent on taking the baby back to his pack as vengeance for his brethren killed by human hunters. Unable to convince himself to leave the baby to the tiger (who claims he will return it to the humans), Manfred and co. all venture out together as part of an uneasy alliance... while the tiger schemes to lure Manfred into a trap where he may become dinner for a hungry pack of tigers back home.
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It's a pity that most anyone who regularly goes to the movies has already seen the best two minutes of "Ice Age," a uniquely styled new computer-animated comedy that takes place in a era of woolly mammoths, cave men and saber-tooth tigers.
The hilarious teaser trailer which has been in theaters for months -- the one with the twitchy, bug-eyed squirrel-rat who causes an avalanche while trying to bury an acorn in glacial ice -- serves as the opening moments of the finished film. While the rest of the picture is not by any means all downhill from there, this scene is so funny that nothing after it has a prayer of measuring up.
With its refreshingly peculiar, sharply rendered but creatively scruffy animation style "Ice Age" doesn't look anything like the plush toy-friendly CGI-toons being produced by Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks (this one's from Fox). Some of the characters are downright mangy critters with matted hair and protruding eyeballs, like Sid the sloth (lispy-voiced by John Leguizamo). He's the homely, buck-toothed, obnoxious and unwelcome sidekick of Manny the mammoth, a shaggy prehistoric pachyderm whose mopey loner personality is brought lamentingly to life by the appropriately nasal voice of Ray Romano.
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"Welcome to Mooseport" is a fusty, rusty, laugh-track-lame comedy about two petty, immature men running for mayor of the same stereotypically idyllic small town and vying for the affections of the same apparently undiscriminating small-town woman.
One of them (an unusually humdrum Gene Hackman) is the newly termed-out President of the United States, who has retired to the little Maine burg and enters the race as a PR stunt that goes awry. The other (torpid TV star Ray Romano) is a plumber who owns the local hardware store and hasn't the backbone to commit to anything -- and yet he's persuaded to run for office. Or so we're told. Even though it's pivotal to the plot, this cajoling takes place off-screen for no good reason.
But the rivals' stations in life hardly matter since, once you get past the screenplay's fresh paint, these two guys are the same stale, odious, infantile jerks that have been pawned off as Everyman heroes in every other ill-conceived comedy from the last 20 years.
Continue reading: Welcome To Mooseport Review
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