“ALF” Finally, FINALLY(!) Coming To The Big Screen

ALF: TheMovie

The producers assure us that the children of today are much more comfortable with bad computer generated graphics than they are with good puppetry.

Hollywood—At long last, the jokers in Hollywood have finally come to their senses, and reports were confirmed yesterday that the hit 1980s NBC show, “ALF,” will be coming to a theater near you for Christmas 2014.

“We’re very excited to get the green light,” said screenwriter and Hollywood’s own King Midas, Andrew Stanton. “It’s been a long time coming bringing something this big to the big screen, and with me writing this juggernaut and the cast we’re looking at, absolutely nothing could prevent this film from breaking records.”

Stanton said ALF himself, rather than a puppet this go-around, will be CGI.

“We’re planning to take canonical stories from both the primetime series and the animated series,” Stanton said. “The sky is literally, literally, the limit for the film. We might even film in outer space.”

Willie Tanner, the amateur astronomer who discovered ALF in the original series, will be played by Owen Wilson. Julie Bowen has been confirmed to be in talks to play the family matriarch, Kate. Calum Worthy has been cast as the Tanner son, Brian, with G. Hannelius playing daughter Lynn Tanner. “Community’s” Yvette Nicole Brown has been cast as nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek. Denzel Washington has signed on to play her husband, Trevor Ochmonek.

With the news that ALF himself will be computer-generated, it is unclear what involvement ALF’s creator, puppeteer and voice, Paul Fusco, will have in the film.

“I don’t seem to have Mr. Fusco’s number in my phone,” Stanton said. “But I’m quite certain he will be proud of our CGI rendering of ‘ALF’ and how we’ve improved it. Just like how good Scooby-Doo looked in his live-action films. It’s really the way ALF was meant to be seen. CGI in IMAX. It’s a good day in Hollywood.”
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“You Need To ‘Focus’ When You’re Walking On A Six-Inch Beam High In The Air, Especially On A Windy Day In New Jersey:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Bruno Amato

Bruno Amato

See Bruno Amato in The Internship.

This week’s TDQ Q&A features actor Bruno Amato. Bruno spoke with us about his role in “The Internship,” his talent for impersonating Rocky Balboa and the differences in shooting TV shows and films. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actor Bruno Amato:

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Bruno Amato: I loved John Wayne, he was such a no nonsense tough guy.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

BA: Definitely the first “Rocky” movie…I became an expert at saying “Yo Adrian”!!!

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

BA: I always felt I had a knack at making people laugh…come on, I was class clown in 8th grade…helloo??? :)

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

BA: I didn’t hear it directly from him, but I think it was Jimmy Durante who said, “but be kind to people on the way up, because you will meet them on the way down.”

TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?

BA: Someone told me before the economy crashed, that you can’t go wrong investing in real estate….so I bought a house….you can figure out the rest.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

BA: Fellow actor friends, who I’ve watched over the years, get bigger roles, and move up the ladder in Hollywood, by working hard at their craft.

TDQ: Tell us about your role in “The Internship”

Bruno Amato

Bruno Amato playing the character Sal in The Internship. This must be the scene where Sal learns his search engine optimization is sub par.

BA: I play “Sal.” He owns a pizza establishment near San Francisco. He gets paid a visit by Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and their gang of younger Google interns, who need to try to sell Sal on using Google to expand his business. It’s a tough sell, because Sal is pretty set in his ways of doing things the old fashioned way, he’s afraid of change.
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