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“Lost on Purpose” now available for rent or download!

“Lost on Purpose,” an indie film starring C. Thomas Howell, is now available for direct download to rent or buy!

It was released October 6. Get it here:

Lost on Purpose
Lost on Purpose

The film has been making the rounds at several festivals this year.

It was funded through Kickstarter. Here’s the info on the project:

Lost On Purpose stars Jane Kaczmarek (of Malcolm in the Middle), James Lafferty (of One Tree Hill), Aaron Hill (of Greek), C Thomas Howell (of The Outsiders), Dale Dickey (of Winter’s Bone), Jeremy Ratchford (of Cold Case) and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.

For more information, check out the LOST ON PURPOSE FACEBOOK PAGE or the film’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox


Tommy plays Thawne, AKA Reverse Flash, in the new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox, released on July 30.


The film premiered at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, on July 19. Tommy went to the convention to promote it and talk to fans.

Welcome to comic con! (7/19/13)
Welcome to comic con! (7/19/13)
Who's this creepy dude? Not me, the little green guy! (7/19/13)
Who’s this creepy dude? Not me, the little green guy! (7/19/13)

Here’s a nice pic of Tommy at the show from

He also participated in a panel discussion on the show. You can check out some highlights here:


and here:

and here:

and there’s another interview here (Tommy’s about 2 minutes in on part one):

Tommy’s also been getting some props on his voice acting work:

And we have a few shots of Tommy in his cartoon form:




Reverse Flash
Reverse Flash

The full press release about the film is on our site here:

And here’s a clip with Tommy’s Thawne for your viewing pleasure: and other sites have the film available through direct download. You can buy it here, among other places:

The role in the Warner Brothers project, which started in April 2012, is Tommy’s first cartoon voiceover.

The project also stars Nathan Fillion and Ron Perlman. Here’s a story about that: ‘Flashpoint’ Animated Movie’s Cast List Includes Some Familiar Voices And A Few New Ones

There’s some more background about Tommy’s character: On the DC Database Wiki.

Tommy put the final touches on his role in the studio on April 5, 2013.

(From SuperPRGuy) Great Friday morning recording “villainous” CThomasHowell (4/5/13)

Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox details released


Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, in which C. Thomas Howell plays a major role, will be out on July 30. Here’s the official release with all the details:


BURBANK, CA (April 17, 2013) – The world is turned upside down as one of Earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies.

Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.

“’Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’ has all the elements of another great film – dynamic forceful villains, treacherous twists and turns and internal tensions amongst heroes,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many fans’ favorite voices from the original series, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this title as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Primetime television stars Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to fashion the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast and providing thrilling additions to the Justice League series are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.

Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, adding to the over 13 million DC Universe video units produced to date. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray™ has over three hours of exciting extra content, including:

  • A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions? Can time travel get us there? And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time? Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.
  • My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie:. An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
  • From the DC Comics Vault: Bonus cartoon episodes
  • The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary
(From SuperPRGuy) Great Friday morning recording "villainous" CThomasHowell (4/5/13)
(From SuperPRGuy)
Great Friday morning recording “villainous” CThomasHowell (4/5/13)

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DCComics.

About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as The Looney Tunes Show, MAD and Teen Titans Go!, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman,and The Tom and Jerry Show for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D.

WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).



The film will have its World Premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, July 19 from 7:30-9:30pm in Ballroom 20. The premiere/panel description with anticipated participants is below. Panelists are subject to change (which could include additions!)

Fans can also meet and get autographs (on a Comic-Con exclusive mini-poster) from the panelists on Saturday, July 20 from 11:00am-Noon at the Warner Bros. Booth.

“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” will be released as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 30, 2013.

Here is the premiere/panel description:

Friday, July 19
7:30-9:30 World Premiere of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation invite you to be the first to experience Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government
agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline. Come for the film, but stay for the star-studded panel that features Grey’s Anatomy stars Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd as Flash and Batman, respectively, along with C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Sam Daly (The Daly Show) and a few surprise voice cast members, plus the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker (Superman: Unbound), director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), screenwriter Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice).
Moderator Gary Miereanu will add to the fun with a special announcement of the 2014 DCU movie slate, as well as exclusive, cast-autographed prizes for a few lucky fans. Based on the landmark
mini-series by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will be available as a digital download on July 19, 2013 and a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on July 30, 2013.

C. Thomas Howell’s official response to TMZ lawsuit story


Official press statement from C. Thomas Howell in response to an article released today by TMZ (Media members have full permission to reprint):

“A lawsuit has been filed against Wolverines Inc., a company that I co-own, along with Darren Dalton and David Stevens (learn more about managing the lawsuit).

As a company, our intention was to raise money to start an action/thriller franchise for $11 million.

My partners introduced me to an investor who agreed to fund the film(s) if we provided 3 percent of the funding ourselves.

We approached Black Acre Entertainment, as well as two other investors who are personal friends of mine, to raise the seed money allowing us to access the remaining 97 percent.

All parties involved met and spoke on the phone multiple times. The details were thoroughly discussed while reviewing documents from well known banking institutions.

The documentation appeared to prove that the funds were legitimate.

Once the deal was agreed upon, the money (our 3 percent) was moved into an account so the remaining funds could be released.

But we quickly discovered we had fallen prey to an elaborate scandal.

Our 3 percent had been moved but the 97 percent had not. The bank documents were apparently fraudulent.

Christopher Moore from Legacy Funding was the name of the man handling the transactions. My partners had dealt with him for over a year working out details.

Moore is responsible for mishandling funds and supplying fraudulent documentation, then disappearing.

We have since taken this case to the FBI and filed lawsuits ourselves (after got the specialist consultation at, looking to retrieve not only the original 3 percent, but also loss and damages.

It’s unfortunate that this has happened and I personally feel terrible for everyone involved.

We have been working closely with the FBI to see that the people who wronged us will never do it again. It has been a long process, but justice will be served.”

Red Dawn

Here’s a USA Today story with some of Tommy’s comments about the remake: ‘Red Dawn’ star calls new movie’s enemy ‘stupid’

Question: Were there any fun times shooting Red Dawn or was it a tough shoot?
Answer: Red Dawn was awesome. Cold, but awesome!

Question: Which actor, in your opinion, would you say was the best during military training for Red Dawn?
Answer: We all sucked!

Question: I’m watching the first scene of Red Dawn 4 the first time in 20+ yrs, & man, it’s so violent! #saidinmymomvoice #wolverines
Answer: First PG 13 movie ever!

Question: Do you still get a residual from Red Dawn ?
Answer: Oh yea

Question: Do you still have the green star wars hat u wore in Red Dawn, I want one!!
Answer: No 😦

Question: @CThomasHowell killed it in red dawn. Let’s hope @jhutch1992 does you justice..
Answer: Im sure he did a good job

Question: Just saw the movie poster for new Red Dawn Movie. Will u guys see it?
Answer: On cable

Question: y did u basically commit suicide at end of Red Dawn?? U had to know ur machine gun wouldn’t do shit vs that Military chopper
Answer: (kidding) I was tired of filming! Lol

Question: Are you going to see the new Red dawn movie?
Answer: Yeah

Question: What did you think of the remake of Red Dawn??!?!?!
Answer: Waiting for cable

Question: C I haven’t seen it yet but went to RottenTomatoes and not good reviews. I mean invasion from N Korea Really?
Answer: Yeah… Another brilliant Hollywood idea

Question: Do you agree that it was a big mistake to kill off your character in Red Dawn? I seriously cried!!
Answer: Nothing gold can stay!


Trailer for Red Dawn (1984)



Trailer for Red Dawn Remake (2012)



Tommy in The Amazing Spider-Man

Question: How many movies have you been in?
Answer: About 120

Question: Do you know EVERYBODY in the film industry or what?
Answer: (Sure seems like it – some folks Tommy has said he pals with are Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matthew Gray Gubler)

Question: What movie was more fun to shoot? The Outsiders or The Hitcher?
Answer: The Hitcher wasn’t “fun” but it was awesome!

Question: What’s your dream role?
Answer: I’d like to play (Nikola) Tesla

Question: If you could act with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
Answer: James Dean

Question: Is there an Actor/Actress you’d like to work with that you haven’t yet?
Answer: Kate Beckinsale

Question: Of all the films you’ve made, which is your favorite?
Answer: Many for different reasons.

Question: What went wrong with Hitcher 2?
Answer: Cast/script/direction

Question: Were the Little Round Top battle scenes fun to shoot as it was to watch? #Gettysburg
Answer: Amazing experience!

Question: Which was more fun to shoot, that night or soul man 🙂
Answer: Soulman but That Night is a better film.

Question: The Outsiders…or Red Dawn? I couldn’t choose.
Answer: Both good, but Outsiders

Question: How did you like working on Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood?
Answer: Hated it!

Question: Did u ever do a LOVE scene in a movie if yes which one?
Answer: Get a film i did called Payback and get back to me…

Question: Talking of The Hitcher. Have you seen the remake starring Sean Bean?
Answer: No… Heard negative things…

Question: Was the water cold when you jumped into it in Secret Admirer?
Answer: Hell yes!

Question: What did you like most about the role of “Mark Watson”.. #soul man
Answer: It was nice to do a comedy!

Question: Hi! Do you have any recomendations of 80s movies to wach that you were in?
Answer: That Night (early 90’s)

Question: Any other film recommendations from the 80s?
Answer: Secret Admirer?

Question: Tommy weren’t parts of Tank filmed here in Tennessee?? If so do you remember where?
Answer: No Georgia

Question: No don’t stop man. You’re a great actor, long list of great roles *a few iffy films* and Southland rocks. Many loyal fans.
Answer: Show me an actor that has worked for 35 years and I’ll show you some iffy films!

Question: how come you ain’t in the trailer for Spiderman? What’s up with that?
Answer: I have a small role…

Question: Do you ever get tired of ppl asking you about the work of other actors just b/c you’ve worked with them?
Answer: No…

Question: Hi Tommy, what was it like working with Rudger? 🙂
Answer: Creepy! 😉

Question: Just read that you’re in Camel Spiders. True? Hate spiders but if it’s a Tommy flic Im there!
Answer: Don’t waste you’re time!

Question: Would you ever want to act/write/direct a movie about the rodeo?
Answer: Yes!

Question: What’s your favorite Adam Sandler movie? Do you like Big Daddy?
Answer: Happy Gilmour!

Question: Did you have fun working with Lewis & Dushku on That Night? Love the movie! 😉
Answer: Lewis and I struggled. Loved ED!

Question: So Tommy, When are ya gonna be working with Quentin Tarantino?
Answer: I hope soon. Mad respect for him!

Question: Do you ever sit back and watch the movies you were in?
Answer: Only when I punish my kids!

Question: Why were there 2 directors for The Genesis Code?
Answer: I replaced him..

Question: Is The Genesis Code based on the novel?
Answer: No!

Question: How about James Dean? It seems a lot of young actors of your time were a slight bit inspired by him. Thoughts? 🙂
Answer: James Dean is one of my favorites… Imagine the work that he would’ve been responsible for!

Question: Who’s really the better volleyball player, you or Peter Horton?
Answer: He had experience but I had youth!

Question: I’ve never seen Jailhouse, just discovered it will be shown soon on “Chiller”. Should I watch? It looks good!
Answer: It’s pretty interesting… I like the film.

Question: Watching red dawn I always wondered what was in the deer blood cup #notsobad
Answer: Hershey’s chocolate and food coloring!

Question: Hey, that volleyball film with you and Courtney Thourne Smith (Side Out) on tv! Should I watch. I go to the expert 🙂
Answer: Yes it’s fun

Question: do you think it’s important to have films w/ social issues like @fatkidmovie? or should movies just be entertaining?
Answer: Clearly both! Messages as well as pure entertainment are important for film and viewers!

Question: Camel Spiders?? i can’t believe im watching this shit and recording it
Answer: That movie is horrible! Should’ve asked… Lol

Question: Don’t know if you’ve been asked this already, but did you see “Dark Shadows?” if so, what did you think of it?
Answer: I liked it…

Question: Where was “Escape” filmed? The scenery is gorgeous.
Answer: Thailand!!!

Question: You are my main motivation to see the new Spiderman movie 🙂
Answer: I have a small but poignant role…
Question: I heeeeard….that your char in Spiderman is named “Ray”. REALLY?? Yer kiddin. 3 for 3, boss! (also his character’s names in Longmire and Home Invasion)
Answer: Lol right?!

Question: So yay or nay on “Restitution”? 😉
Answer: Yay

Question: How old were you when you filmed The Hitcher?
Answer: 17 ish

Question: The Jailhouse? Yes or No?
Answer: That’s a strong performance if I do say so myself.

Question: Are you going to appear in other marvel movies?
Answer: Hope so

Question: How long did you film spiderman for? Love ya in it by the way!
Answer: 2 weeks

Question: I really like the trailer for Escape. Can’t wait until it’s available. Looks good!
Answer: Its a good lil film

Comment: Love that Danny Boyle has organized the opening ceremony of the Olympics! Might be my fav director!

Question: Do you watch your own movies?
Answer: No… Not really

Question: Have you seen any Mel Brooks movies? (Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Spaceballs…)
Answer: Blazing Saddles and Frankenstein are my fav Mel Brooks films

Question: Did Brian Austin Greene ever annoy you, when you were filming Kid?
Answer: No… Good guy

Question: Was R. Lee Ermey intimidating when you were filming Kid? Sorry, I love that movie.
Answer: No he was cool

Question: Chilly Christmas comes out tom. on DVD , Netflix. Saw the trailer today looks funny, the kids will dig it.
Answer: It’s s good movie for the little ones

Question: I loved the movie Tank. Did you like that one?
Answer: I had fun

Question: Is Jeff Daniels one of the best actors you’ve ever worked with? Are you a civil war buff?
Answer: Yes and yes…

Question: Any talk about making The Last Full Measure, reprising Thomas Chamberlain?
Answer: That is currently my biggest regret in my career. That’s a crime if it isn’t made…

Question: Drew Barrymore is cool right? and pretty? =)
Answer: Yes very cool

Question: did u do your own stunts in “side out”?
Answer: Everything but the burning high fall!

Question: Did you like playing in Camel Spiders…
Answer: No

Question: How was wearing that mustache in Gettysburg?
Answer: Ahh… the chops were awesome!
Question: It didn’t itch at all. Or get in the way when you ate??
Answer: Had to work it, man!!

Question: Okay so last night I watched a movie called that night with @CThomasHowell in it and may I say that’s the best movie I’ve ever watched!
Answer: That Night is one of my favorite movies that I’ve done. Glad you enjoyed it. Thx for watching.
Question: you’re very welcome! What other movies have you done that you have really enjoyed?
Answer: The Hitcher Gettysburg A little movie out now called Escape that’s good…

Question: I read you did voice acting for the new animated Justice League movie. I can’t wait to see it when it comes out this summer.
Answer: The rumors are true

Question: Have you been back to Gettysburg since you made the movie?
Answer: Been a while

Question: You worked with both Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, right? Who was more fun to work with?
Answer: Charlie!

Question: Has anyone ever called you Bianchi on the street? It’s an original shout out 🙂
Answer: Lol no

Question: That Night?
Answer: It’s a very under rated movie… One of my favs. Just check it out…. Eliza Dushku’s first film. With Me and Juliet Lewis

Question: hey so what do you think of the movie That Night? Is it worth a watch?
Answer: that’s a GREAT film. One of my favorites…

Question: Hillside is a classic movie. You played Bianchi so well. Great metamorphosis of the character!
Answer: That’s an underrated movie… I like it a lot

Question: Any thoughts about going back for another film on your Gettysburg character?
Answer: I want to bring back Tom Chamberlain (Gettysburg and Gods and Generals) and do The Last Full Measure

Question: would you say that Gettysburg is your favourite film you’ve done?
Answer: No, but a great experience

Question: Spend much time with good ol Tommy Berenger??
Answer: no cuz he was a part of the south and we shot our stuff after theirs..

Question: Where can I get a “making of” documentary for Far Out Man?
Answer: doesn’t exist

Question: in the movie soul man how long did it take for the tanning pills to wear off lol XD
Answer: Oh… It was at least a solid 30 mins of scrubbing everyday! Lol

Question: Am I the only one that likes the sequel of The Hitcher more than the first one?
Answer: YES

Question: Which brother did you prefer working with, Charlie Sheen or Emilio Estevez??
Answer: Charlie
Question: Oh my ya cant choose omg … thats like choosing ya fave child omg lol
Answer: Charlie’s my boy. End of story.

Question: I wanna watch one of your movies what do u recommend not outsiders, red dawn, or granview, soul man saw those
Answer: That Night

Question: about to watch the hitcher!! Any comments?
Answer: You ready to give up fries?

Question: I’m about to watch Nickel and Dime. Any comments?
Answer: I like that little movie… We had fun!

Question: Thomas, you don’t die in Cat 5 do you!!!
Answer: My character or my performance!?

Self Review of films

For a little direction on what films to check out or not, look at the Random Stuff section of the site. It also has listings for kid friendly flicks. It’s here:

Here’s a few self-reviews:

Camel Spiders: No “Don’t waste you’re time!”

Escape: Yes “It’s a good lil film”

The Genesis Code: (directed by Tommy) Yes “It’s a good movie. Not really my fav genre but it’s well made.”

Gettysburg: Yes

The Hitcher: Yes

The Hitcher 2: No “What went wrong? Cast/script/direction”

The Jailhouse: Yes “It’s pretty interesting… I like the film.”

Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood: No “Hated it!”

The Outsiders: Yes

Red Dawn: Yes

Secret Admirer: Yes

Side Out: Yes “Yes it’s fun”

Spiderman: Yes

Restitution: Yes

That Night: Yes