By Keri Blakinger Published 11:34 am CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Ruben Gutierrez is scheduled for execution in September. Ruben Gutierrez is scheduled for execution in September. Photo: TDCJ Photo: TDCJ Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ruben Gutierrez is scheduled for execution in September. Ruben Gutierrez is scheduled for execution in September. Photo: TDCJ Texas death row inmate granted stay of execution after last-minute change of attorney 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A last-minute change of attorney has netted a stay of execution for the Brownsville killer convicted of murdering an 85-year-old woman with a screwdriver nearly two decades ago. Ruben Gutierrez, who has long professed his innocence, was scheduled … [Read more...] about Texas death row inmate granted stay of execution after last-minute change of attorney
Last minute changes
Star Wars 9 is officially three weeks into production. Though apparently, some last minute changes needed to be made to the story. If a new rumor is to be believed, J.J. Abrams rewrote the script right before shooting got underway. And it sounds like it's all Chewbacca and Lando's fault. There's some strange new information leaking out of the Lucasfilm camp, and it claims that Joonas Suotamo, who took over the role of Chewbacca from Peter Mayhew starting in The Force Awakens, shot a great deal of his Star Wars 9 scenes during the production of Solo. Which makes sense if he isn't in this upcoming sequel very much. Joonas Suotamo recently had to cancel his upcoming appearance at the Rose City Comic Con this September because he got called back for reshoots. Which are happening during the actual initial filming of the movie. Suotamo believed that after just a few weeks of production, he'd be done with his part in the story. But not so fast. It's believed that Chewbacca initially had a … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams Rewrote Star Wars 9 at the Last Minute Because of Lando?
5 minutes ago Voice actor Jim Cummings has been an integral part of the Winnie The Pooh franchise for decades. He first voiced the cuddly bear back in the late 1980s, started voicing Tigger in 1990, and has been doing both ever since. As such, it was weird that the new movie Christopher Robin initially only hired him for the former role, but that all changed fairly recently. Originally actor Chris O'Dowd was hired for the part, but as Cummings explained, the performance didn't quite work: It was this past weekend during the Los Angeles press day for Christopher Robin that Jim Cummings discussed his strange journey with Tigger for the project, sitting down with members of the press, including myself, as part of a roundtable interview. The actor was asked not only how he initially felt about not being cast as Tigger, but also what went on behind-the-scenes that resulted in what is essentially a last minute change. At the time of the interview Jim Cummings admitted that he hadn't … [Read more...] about Disney’s Christopher Robin Made A Big Last Minute Change To Tigger’s Voice
Most iconic movie roles are intrinsically tied to the actor’s that bring them to life. There’s no Rick Blaine without Humphrey Bogart, no Ellen Ripley without Sigourney Weaver, and no Iron Man without Tony Stark. The list goes on and on.On the other hand, several actors have taken over iconic roles and successfully reinvented them. Both Roger Moore and Daniel Craig made Sean Connery’s James Bond their own, and more recently, Tom Hardy boldly reinterpreted Mel Gibson’s Mad Max. Then there the roles that are recast without us every having seen the switch. Movie roles are cast then re-cast all the time in Hollywood. Sometimes they throw a whole production off course. Other times they end up breathing new life into a movie that would have failed otherwise. It takes a lot of moving pieces to make a good movie. If one piece isn’t working the way it should, it can throw the whole production out of whack. Casting is arguably one of the most delicate parts of … [Read more...] about 10 Last-Minute Cast Changes That Saved Movies (And 5 That Ruined Them)
Many actors have worn the cape and cowl — but for fans of Batman: The Animated Series, there is only one true Batman: Kevin Conroy. Batman: The Animated Series is considered the greatest comic book cartoon of the '90s, and many consider it the greatest of all time. Animator and writer Bruce Timm had a vision for a noir-heavy take on the DC character, one that would depart from Adam West's 1960s campiness and inject a dose of Tim Burton's gothic-tinged Batman films. Running from 1992-95, the series won four Emmys, including outstanding animated program (1993), and launched a 25-year (and counting) reign for Conroy's Batman. It gave Star Wars star Mark Hamill a second iconic role, and introduced the world to Harley Quinn (voiced by Arleen Sorkin), who has gone on to become one of DC's most popular characters after starting as a co-dependent girlfriend to the Joker. Now, 25 years after its Sept. 5, 1992, debut on Fox Kids, series stars including Conroy, Hamill, Sorkin, Loren Lester … [Read more...] about ‘Batman’ at 25: Hirings, Firings and Other Last-Minute Changes Behind the Animated Classic