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Tiger Woods-What Really Happened?

Tiger Woods-What Really Happened?

There are plenty of vivid details from the car crash that sent Tiger Woods to the hospital:

His SUV hit a fire hydrant and a tree; his lips were cut and he had blood in his mouth; his wife smashed a rear window with a golf club to get him out; he briefly lost consciousness.

There are also plenty of questions, among them:

Where was he going at 2:25 a.m. Friday? Why was there no word from the Woods' camp for nearly 13 hours after the accident?

Police hope Woods can answer some of them Saturday.

Two troopers tried to talk to the world's No. 1 golfer Friday evening, but his wife said he was sleeping and they agreed to come back Saturday, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said.

According to the patrol, Woods had just left his Florida mansion when he lost control of his 2009 Cadillac and hit a fire hydrant, then a tree on his neighbor's property. The report said alcohol was not a factor.

The patrol reported the accident occurred at 2:25 a.m. Friday…

HBO's "Big Love" Season 4 Teaser Trailer

HBO's "Big Love" Season 4 Teaser Trailer

The series revolves around Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, first/legal wife; Nicki, second wife; and Margene, third wife) and their (combined) eight children. Henrickson lives with his family in three neighboring houses in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.



Will premiere on January 10, 2010

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Avatar: Flying With Banshees Behind the Magic

Avatar: Flying With Banshees Behind the Magic

Fox Movie Channel has released their Making a Scene segment on James Cameron’s Avatar on Hulu. The ten minute segment takes a look at a scene in the film when Jake Sully and Neytiri fly together on Banshees for the first time.



The segment gives us a glimpse at the work that went on behind the scenes to create this scene. It’s fine if you’re not impressed by how Avatar looks, but after watching this featurette, you should at least be impressed by some of the the technical innovations and processes that were created to make this film.


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A-Team: Dirk Benedict Cameo Confirmed

A-Team: Dirk Benedict Cameo Confirmed

Just a few weeks ago, Peter Hall brought you the news that Dwight Schultz, aka the original Howlin' Mad Murdock, had earned a cameo in Joe Carnahan's remake of The A-Team. Obviously, you can't invite Schultz and not invite the rest of the surviving team, and it seems Faceman will also be getting some facetime. According to Dirk Benedict Central, Dirk Benedict will also be appearing in the film in an unspecified role.

Remember when this kind of thing stayed secret? I'm not losing sleep over the production of The A-Team or anything, but it makes me nostalgic for the days down the long haul and into history back when you didn't know anything about secret cameos until you were in the dark theater. Then you could nudge whoever you were with and say "Oh my gosh! That's Dirk Benedict! Ha ha!" If you had your head bitten off when you started blabbing about the Zombieland cameo, this is the reason why. People like surprise …

Jeremy Renner, To Play Hawkeye In Upcoming Marvel Films?

Jeremy Renner, To Play Hawkeye In Upcoming Marvel Films?

"The Hurt Locker" obviously did wonders for underrated actor Jeremy Renner's career. He was in discussions about taking some sort of role in George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" (many speculated the lead role) and now the thesp says he's up for a reoccurring smaller role in Marvel films.

In the latest issue of Empire magazine (not online, but our U.K. writer Oliver Lyttelton transcribed for us), Renner says he and Marvel have been in discussions about playing the archer character Hawkeye that will make appearances in a least two upcoming Marvel pictures, including a cameo in "Thor" and then a role in "The Avengers" supergroup.

"Hawkeye could be interesting. They're going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is. But I think they're pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plausible and not just some fantasy thing."

Sounds like a cameo ala Samuel…

Youth in Revolt Second Trailer

Youth in Revolt Second Trailer

Youth in Revolt stars Michael Cera(Superbad/Arrested Development) as Twisp, a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders, played by newcomer Portia Doubleday, while on vacation with his mom(Jean Smart) and her boyfriend, played by Zach Galifianakis(The Hangover).


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Chronicles of Narnia:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,First Images

Chronicles of Narnia:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,First Images

Production on this film as been pretty quit until now.
The studio released three new photos of the film on their Facebook page.

Michael Apted’s production on the third installment of the C.S. Lewis fantasy franchise follows Lucy and Edmund Pevensie as they return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.


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Here’s a Red Band TV spot for Ninja Assassin

Here’s a Red Band TV spot for Ninja Assassin

Ninja Assassin hits theaters today!

If this trailer doesn't make you want to go watch the movie this weekend, Then I don't know what will. The movie is filled with Blood, Action, Ninja's and More Action.

Ninja Assassin stars Korean Pop star and martial artist Rain, as Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.



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Winona Ryder- An "Alienation" Expert?

Winona Ryder- An "Alienation" Expert?

We're halfway checked out for the holiday weekend, so let's end with bit of comedy.

A litigious videogame player is calling Winona Ryder to testify as an expert in "alienation."

Erik Estavillo has filed a $1 million lawsuit in California Superior Court against Activision Blizzard, publisher of "World of Warcraft," saying it "maintain(s) a harmful virtual environment to many of its customers by forcing them to follow the game's sneaky and deceitful practices."

The plaintiff says he suffers from several mental health problems brought on by WoW's "alienating" features, such as forcing beginners to walk or run to get from one point to another instead of speedier options available to those who master the game or buy an expansion pack. Estavillo says that the slow pace is "deceitful" because more time = more subscription revenue for Activision.

Here's where Winona Ryder comes in.

Fox Unveiled Its Midseason Lineup

Fox Unveiled Its Midseason Lineup

Fox unveiled its midseason lineup Tuesday, giving homes to new entries "Our Little Genius," "Human Target," "Past Life" and "Sons of Tucson."

Given its limited shelf space and the need to accommodate the return of "American Idol," Fox is forced to do a bit of scheduling musical chairs in midseason -- although less so this year, as "Idol" will follow the scheduling pattern of "So You Think You Can Dance" in the fall.

That also means that unlike past years, much of Fox's midseason schedule looks like the lineup the net announced at the May upfronts (save Tuesday and Friday nights).

Meanwhile, with several new shows waiting in the wings, a handful of incumbents will take a hiatus -- most notably, "Glee," which will go dark between Dec. 9 and April 13. (On the bright side, net execs note that "Glee" originally wasn't even on the midseason sked that Fox unveiled i…

Official Photos- The Losers

Official Photos- The Losers

The Losers finds the once-and-future Uhura taking on the role of Aisha, a mysterious South American hellion who joins forces with Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Roque (Idris Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short), Jensen (Chris Evans), and Cougar (Oscar Jaenada) to take down the man responsible for their collective misfortunes, Max (Jason Patric).


After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination.

Film Is Due out In April 2010

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Ryan Reynolds Talks Green Lantern And Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds Talks Green Lantern And Deadpool

Then again, the 33-year-old can't go into hiding anytime soon. This year, he signed on to two big-budget franchise flicks, "Deadpool" and "Green Lantern." Lucky for him, fanboys couldn't be more excited to see his takes on both iconic comic book characters.
I’ve known about Green Lantern my whole life, but I’ve never really followed it before. I fell in love with the character when I met with [director] Martin Campbell. When I sat down with him, I really got what it is that this guy is all about. When you have a guy like Martin Campbell, part of his charm is that he has ba–s of titanium, and the other part is that he’s slightly crazy, and you have to be to take on something with the scope of Green Lantern. He’s less of the director and more of a general. He just really knows strategies, he knows the intricacies, and his attention to detail! It’s infectious. I sat down with him, and I could not even believe what h…

Neve Cambell The Next SCREAM Queen?

Neve Cambell The Next SCREAM Queen?

So you don’t think you are in any danger of becoming the next Jamie Lee Curtis of the shock-horror world?
Being the next Jamie would be fine! (laughs) In fact, we start shooting Scream 4 in mid-April. I’m so happy that those of us still “alive” from 1, 2 and 3 like David (Arquette) and Courtney (Cox) have already signed up to take part.

Did you all stay in touch after the trilogy had wrapped?
Oh, yes. Completely. I haven’t spoken to them in a while. I’m sure it took a while to convince them to take part [in the picture], especially because they’re now a very happy family ,and of course, it was a long journey for them. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and a lot like going back to summer camp.

What else can you tell us about Scream 4?
I’m pretty sure at this stage that Wes [Craven] is back on board to direct and Kevin [Willamson] is definitely writing it...so it is going to be great.

So you haven’t been sent a script yet, then?
No. Not yet. They had to …

J.J. Abrams And Samurai Jack To Make A Film Together

J.J. Abrams And Samurai Jack To Make A Film Together

We’ve got a little bit of an update this week on the Samurai Jack feature film that was first announced back in 2007. As you may know, Genndy Tartakovsky is on board to write and direct a big screen continuation of his popular animated series for Frederator Films. As far as we know it’s the only project on his plate at the moment since The Power of the Dark Crystal was postponed indefinitely, but apparently the deal for Samurai Jack took quite a while to close. Here’s the good news: things are now moving ahead, and they’ve even got a pretty big name helping them out as a co-producer.

According to a post on the Frederator Films blog from back in September, J.J. Abrams revealed himself to be a huge fan of Samurai Jack and is now co-producing the movie through his company, Bad Robot Productions. Samurai Jack is also being distributed through Paramount Pictures, which helps guarantee that it will actually end up in theatres rather than ge…

Neil Young sings 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song

Neil Young sings 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song Kinda Of

Jimmy Fallon did a get impersonation of the great Neil Young.




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ABC Puts "Flash Forward." Hiatus

ABC Puts "Flash Forward." Hiatus

ABC has pushed the Pause button on "Flash Forward."

The network has stopped production on the freshman drama series for this week.

The six-day hiatus had been built into the show's schedule, a rep for the network said.

"They want to maintain the high quality of the show, and this gives the writers the opportunity to do so," the rep said.

The hiatus comes on the heels of "Flash Forward" hitting a series low last Thursday.

Additionally, co-showrunner/executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently left the heavily serialized sci-fi series, with co-creator/exec producer David Goyer stepping in as sole showrunner.

"Flash Forward" is the second freshman series to go on a non-holiday hiatus in the past week. Comedy "Cougar Town" was shut down so star Courteney Cox can deal with personal issues.

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Wesley Snipes Appeals Tax Convictions

Wesley Snipes Appeals Tax Convictions

Wesley Snipes' attorneys asked a federal appeals court Friday to review an "unreasonable" three-year prison sentence for the film star, who was convicted a year ago on federal tax charges.

Attorneys for the star of the "Blade" trilogy and other films also argued the actor should have been granted a hearing to decide whether his trial should have been in New York instead of Florida.

Prosecutors countered that Snipes, 47, had plenty of time to appeal to move the case to New York in a timely manner before he was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. Besides, they contended, housing records showed he lived in Florida as well as New York.

The three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued no immediate decision.

Snipes was sentenced in April 2008 in what was considered a key victory for prosecutors who aggressively pursued the maximum penalty to deter ot…

50 Cent has settled a lawsuit With Taco Bell

‘We messed with the bull and got the horns.’”50 Cent has settled a lawsuit With Taco Bell

Another one Lil Jerry.

Grammatically-challenged rapper 50 Cent has settled a lawsuit with gastronomically-challenged Taco Bell over use of his name in a guerrilla marketing campaign.

Curtis Jackson (50's real name) sued Taco Bell for $4 million after the chain conducted a nationwide “Why Pay More” ad campaign with a mock letter addressed to him.

In the letter, Taco Bell Corp. President Greg Creed asked the rapper to change his name for one day to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent — the cost of its menu items. In return for the name change, the company said it would make a $10,000 donation to a charity of the rapper's choice.

Some people thought the idea was stupid fun — see this YouTube video — but not 50 Cent. Represented by Peter Raymond of Reed Smith, the rapper alleged that Taco Bell infringed his trademark, violated his civil rights, falsely implied that he endorses Taco Bell, and unjustly enri…

Chris Weitz To Direct "The Gardener"

Chris Weitz To Direct "The Gardener" Sorry Twilight Fans

Chris Weitz, riding high on the mammoth success of New Moon, certainly can't be accused of resting on his laurels. No sooner had the printer ink dried on his record-breaking box-office take for the Twilight sequel than he was sat straight back down again in the deal-making chair at the films' studio, Summit Entertainment, where he was signing on the dotted line for his next project, "The Gardener". And sorry to disappoint you Twi-hards, but there's nary a mopey supernatural teen in sight.

This will mark a considerable change of pace from Weitz's last two films (before New Moon, he was put through the ringer on visual effects Oscar-winning The Golden Compass), involving as it does... well, a gardener. A Mexican gardener, to be specific, who according to Variety, lives in Los Angeles and takes measures to protect his son. At this point we don't even know if this is a thriller, drama, comedy or…

Avatar-Through The Eyes Col.Miles Quaritch

Avatar-Through The Eyes Col.Miles Quaritch

Another day, another tiny taste of what we can expect from James Cameron's Avatar, with a featurette focusing on Stephen Lang and his character Colonel Miles Quaritch, the sinister head of the Marines based on Pandora to protect the human base there.



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Season of the Witch-Trailer

Season of the Witch-Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.



A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.

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Kat Dennings Joins The Cast Of Thor

Kat Dennings Joins The Cast Of Thor

Kat Dennings ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") has joined the cast of "Thor," the Marvel Studios production that begins production in January.

Denning will play Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster character. Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have been cast with Kenneth Branagh directing.

"Thor," scripted by Mark Protosevich and Zack Stentz, centers on a partly disabled med student discovering his Norse god alter ego, the hammer-swinging Thor.

Paramount will release the film on May 20, 2011.

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"Real Steel" To Star Hugh Jackman

"Real Steel" To Star Hugh Jackman
Story centers on a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxers are replaced by robots. Jackman will play a struggling Robot Boxing promoter who finds a discarded robot that always seems to win. He also discovers he has a 11-year-old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.

Although grounded in the father-son relationship, Levy describes the film as a "rousing sports movie" with Jackman's character "a former boxer who can no longer do the only job he's good at, and one particular robot that may be his return to grace."

The DreamWorks principals have greenlit the "Rocky"-esque robot tale "Real Steel," to star Hugh Jackman, as their first pic since raising $650 million from both J.P. Morgan Securities and Reliance Big Pictures and an additional $175 million from Disney, which will distrib DreamWorks titles.

Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, "Real Steel&qu…

Family Guy-Something Something Dark Side Trailer

Family Guy-Something Something Dark Side Trailer

The trailer is great remake that follows the theme of the original trailer from The Empire Strikes Back.

The saga continues as Luke (Chris), Leia (Lois), Han Solo (Peter) and Chewbacca (Brian) have evaded the dreaded Imperial Starfleet led by the cunning, conniving and curiously short evil lord Darth Vader (Stewie), setting up a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. With the rebellion in trouble, young Skywalker must take the advice of his late, and rather lascivious, mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert) and learn the ways of the “farce” under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl) to save the galaxy once and for all.



The movie will be released on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray on December 22nd 2009.

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Avatar Footage-13 Minutes of Behind The Scene From 60 Minutes

Avatar Footage-13 Minutes of Behind The Scene From 60 Minutes

You will have to deal with the ads but is well worth it.


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James Cameron appeared on 60 Minutes last night, where he gave Morley Safer—and us—a behind-the-scenes look at how he went from being the director of "the very best flying piranha movie ever made" to the creator of the $400 million 3-D fantasy Avatar.

"This is the film I think I always wanted to make when I set down the path of being a filmmaker," said Cameron.

He also revealed the reason he gave his blue aliens tails—because: "Tails are cool!"

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"Beastly" Teaser Trailer

"Beastly" Teaser Trailer-Modern Day Beauty and The Beast

From what you can see and what you can read about this film, Looks like a modern day Beauty and the Beast. But does look interesting.


Beastly Teaser Trailer

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Beastly is an upcoming 2010 fantasy romance feature film, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. Written and directed by Daniel Barnz,the film stars Alex Pettyfer,Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris and Lisa Gay Hamilton. The plot focuses on Kyle Kingson, a handsome man with an evil streak, who ditches a classmate who is a witch in disguise during an environmental bash. The witch, then, casts a spell on Kyle and physically transforms him into a grotesque monster.

Film Is Due out on July 30, 2010.

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Twilight:New Moon's Huge Opening Weekend

Twilight:New Moon's Huge Opening Weekend

Summit Entertainment's vampire-romance sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" opened even bigger than projected with an estimated $140.7 million in domestic grosses. That represented the third-best bow ever, after 2008's "The Dark Knight" ($158.4 million) and 2007's "Spider-Man 3" ($151.1 million) (more here on decade's top grossing films).

Some had wondered whether the fanged phenom would fall precipitously from its outsized first-day grosses. But Saturday boxoffice for "New Moon" proved strong, warranting bullish Sunday estimates.

"New Moon" rung up $72.7 million Friday -- the biggest single-day tally ever, including a record $26.3 million from opening midnight performances -- then sunk its teeth into $43.2 million, with Summit penciling in $24.8 million for its Sunday tally. The pic's Saturday-over-Friday decline amounted to a manageable 41%, including the outsized witching…

Universal Soldier: Regeneration Trailer

Universal Soldier: Regeneration Trailer

From what I see from the preview the film doesn't look half bad. This will be a rental for sure.

I enjoyed the first Universal solider, the second one not so much. So I guess someone thought it would be a good idea to make a third film.

Which will be going straight to DVD.

Universal Soldier: Regeneration is the upcoming canonical third film in the Universal Soldier series. The film will be directed by John Hyams, the screenplay is by Victor Ostrovsky and it will star Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme, both reprising their roles from previous films in the saga. MMA fighter Andrei Arlovski is also featured as 'NGU', a new model of Universal Soldier aiding the terrorist faction. Like its predecessor, the movie is not related to the two TV sequels produced in 1998.



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Kull the Conqueror Film Getting A Reboot

Kull the Conqueror Film Getting A Reboot

Do we really need this film to be remade? What do you think?

Native to Atlantis, Kull grows up with his family in Tiger Valley until a flood wipe his clan out. Another clan bring him up, but he stands up for a woman destined to burn alive and ends up banned from Atlantis. He sails for the continent and take up the mercenary way. He'll become king, just as Conan will do thousands of years later. Under his influence, Valusia ends up as the most powerful kingdom of the time.

As a reminder, in 1997, Kull made an appearance on screen in the less than convincing Kull the Conqueror, directed by John Nicolella and played by Kevin Sorbo.

Paradox Entertainment's CEO Fredrik Malmberg told Fantasy.fr that a new "Kull" movie is in the works. Here is the translated article, courtesy of the site:

Paradox Entertainment is currently working on a new movie adaptation for Kull the Conqueror.

Fredrik Malmberg, Paradox Entertainment's CEO, used the …