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Friday, October 1, 2010

Glee's Dianna Agron And Emma Stone Up For Mary Jane In Spider-Man Reboot. And Who Might Play Venom

Glee's Dianna Agron And Emma Stone Up For Mary Jane In Spider-Man Reboot. And Who Might Play Venom

The search for a young actress to star alongside Andrew Garfield in the rebooted Spider-Man is intensifying. I'm told that Sony Pictures Entertainment has added a couple of contenders for the role. They are Dianna Agron, who stars in the hit series Glee and Georgina Haig, star of the Ben C. Lucas-directed Wasted on the Young, which premiered to acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Agron just tested last night, though there are questions of availability because she is such a major part of a hit TV show. They join a small group of actresses previously in the mix. The main other contenders are Zombieland and Easy A star Emma Stone, Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, and Dominique McElligott, who starred in the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release Moon. These actresses are being considered for the roles of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's first love, and Mary Jane Watson, who became his later love.

It's a fluid situation, they might add another candidate or two, but these are the five main contenders. SPE and director Marc Webb might well take one for Gwen, and another for Mary Jane. All this should be wrapped up shortly and then we can get on to speculating about the villain. Early unconfirmed talk: they want to bring back Venom and they are looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Smallville Episode 1 "Lazarus"Review By: Jason Albrecht

Smallville Episode 1 "Lazarus"Review
By: Jason Albrecht

Smallville is a comic lover’s embarrassment. I want to like it, and at times I do (very few and very far between). Last season had a few bright points (Hawkman for one), but the season premiere let down every hope I had from the season finale. I have nothing good to say about it. Nothing. It had moments where it could have stopped being reserved and grabbed the bull by the reigns.

Have Chloe become Dr. Fate. How cool would that have been? But it would have been too bold for Smallville. It’s the last season for Clark ’s sake. Give him the suit early and make us love him. Instead they decided that he needs to be taught another lesson, again. At least we saw this season’s villain: Darkseid (the impending darkness hinted at heavy handedly last season and throughout the first episode of this season). But seriously? He formed out of a moving cloud of smoke?? This isn’t Lost and that’s no smoke monster. Boom Tubes for travel, or don’t bother. This is going to be another long season where it could have rocked us.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Give You A History Lesson On Rap

Justin Timberlake &  Jimmy Fallon Give You A History Lesson On Rap

Justin Timberlake was plugging his new movie "The Social Network" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night, the singer obliged fans with an all-too-brief return to the microphone -- to run through 15 hip-hop classics in a hilarious duet with Fallon.

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What was clearly a cleverly planned and carefully rehearsed medley began with a seemingly spontaneous chat about "Late Night" house band the Roots. Fallon asked Timberlake if he'd grown up with hip-hop, and talk turned to legendary late-'70s crew the Sugarhill Gang. Moments later, the two were out of their seats, microphones in hand, rhyming along to the group's sing-songy classic "Rapper's Delight." With drummer ?uestlove and the Roots providing the backbeat, the pair then ran through brief verses from over a dozen more memorable hits, including the Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere" and Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance" (which featured some pelvis shaking as the duo replicated the video's choreography). They took a detour through some of West Coast rap's most iconic anthems -- Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" and Tupac Shakur's "California Love" -- before busting out one of the East Coast's most famous jams, the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy"

The hip-hop history lesson careened through some early-2000s smashes (Eminem's "My Name Is" and Missy Elliott's "Work It") before Timberlake and Fallon broke into more current hits: T.I.'s "Live Your Life" (with Timberlake crooning Rihanna's parts in falsetto), Kanye West's "Gold Digger" (with Fallon handling Jamie Foxx's yelped vocal), and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's ubiquitous "Empire State of Mind." With the crowd on its feet, the duo reprised "Rapper's Delight" and gave each other a well-earned congratulatory hug.

"History of Rap" Track List:

Sugarhill Gang, "Rapper's Delight"
Run-DMC, "Peter Piper"
Beastie Boys, "Paul Revere"
A Tribe Called Quest, "Award Tour"
Digital Underground, "The Humpty Dance"
Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre, "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"
Tupac Shakur, "California Love"
The Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy"
The Roots, "The Seed"
Eminem, "My Name Is"
Missy Elliott, "Work It"
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
T.I. feat. Rihanna, "Live Your Life"
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger"
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind"

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Trailer For The Warrior's Way

Must See Trailer For The Warrior's Way

I have always been wondering when we would see another film that could holds its own against Crouching Hidden Dragon? Looks like that day has come. The Warrior's Way is visually impresive and the action in the trailer looks amazing.With a great cast in the movie, I see nothing but great things for this film.

Folks let dont let this movie slip threw our fingers and not support it when it hits the theaters. The movie is due out on December 3, 2010.

The film stars Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun. It was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie Osborne who also produced Lord of the Rings

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The Warrior's Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).

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Natalie Portman Cuaron’s Gravity

Natalie Portman In Negotiations To Star In "Gravity"

His “Gravity” script might be having trouble achieving orbit, but Jonas Cuaron’s relationship with Warner Bros. is soaring.

The upshot is that the studio is in active negotiations with Natalie Portman, who has shot to the top of the most-wanted actress list off the heat generated from her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan.”

The studio has picked up an untitled pitch from the scribe, with Hollywood Gang attached to produce. Logline details are being sequestered, but the project is a gritty thriller set in Mexico City.

Cuaron co-wrote “Gravity” with his father, director Alfonso Cuaron. It initially was set up at Universal as an Angelina Jolie vehicle but then migrated to Warners, where it eventually lost Jolie. A round of testing new actresses began, as well as a re-engagement with Jolie, which was for naught.

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Skyline Second Full Trailer

Skyline Second Full Trailer

Hello kids, up next is the second full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film "Skyline." What is this ship made out of  could it be the worlds largest vacuum cleaner? Sucking up the entire earth?

The movie looks fun but could turn out really bad. It stars Donald Faison,Eric Balfour,Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel.

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In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

The Movie's special effects are provided by The company"Hydraulx" which also provided special effects for Avatar and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Skyline is scheduled to be released on November 12th 2010.

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Trent Reznor & HBO Year Zero

Trent Reznor & HBO Developing Sci-Fi Series "Year Zero"

Trent Reznor says HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions are moving forward with the development of “Year Zero,” the grim sci-fi epic that Reznor has chronicled in his music as well as in a celebrated Alternate Reality Game (ARG).

“We are in [the development phase of] pre-production with HBO and BBC [Worldwide Productions] to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.”

Reznor is working with the team of Lawrence Bender, best known for producing Quentin Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and ”Reservoir Dogs“ as well as the documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Countdown to Zero,” and Kevin Kelly Brown, who was executive producer on “Roswell.“

“BBC [Worldwide Productions] was the first to show interest and came on as the studio,” Reznor explained. “Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carniv├ále’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible. It’s been an interesting collaborative effort but I’ve learned that [television development] moves at a glacial pace.”

“Year Zero” began (as so many things do in the music of Nine Inch Nails) from a place of wrenching emotion and sonic adventure. Reznor found himself increasingly outraged by the geopolitical situation during the Bush years and he wanted to express the fury in music, but he found himself bored by traditional approaches to protest music.

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Christopher Nolan Set For Batman 3

Christopher Nolan Set For Batman 3

You may have guessed, you may have assumed it, but until now we hadn't had confirmation from the studio or the man himself that Christopher Nolan would be back to direct Batman 3 / The Dark Knight 2 (or whatever we're calling it).
"It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way," says Nolan. "I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it."

Hang on, that's not 100% clear: so we can safely assume you're directing?

"I think you can at this point, yes."

So as of right now, Nolan will return. You may also have spotted the "getting it all figured out" there: when we asked Nolan what he was busy with as we called, the answer was that he's working on Jonathan Nolan's script for the film. In other words, there is a script! Things are slowly taking shape!

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Spike TV's Scream Awards 25th anniversary Of Back To The Future

Spike TV's Scream Awards To Play Tribute To 25th Anniversary Of Back To The Future

With enough star power to light up the Los Angeles night sky, Spike TV's "SCREAM 2010" will tape at the Greek Theatre on Saturday, October 16. The ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book, the 5th annual "SCREAM" is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres. The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Additionally, "SCREAM 2010" will celebrate one of the most beloved science fiction franchises in history when Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue reunite onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original "Back To The Future." The 1985 release became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring theme park rides, an animated series, selection for preservation in the Library of Congress' "National Film Registry," and was even quoted in President Ronald Reagan's "State of the Union" address in 1986. The “Back To The Future 25th Anniversary” Trilogy" debuts on Blu-ray and DVD worldwide on October 26, 2010.

"SCREAM 2010" will feature a host of world premieres, including footage from the highly-anticipated fourth installment of one of the most influential franchises of all time – none other than the original cast and creator of the movie "Scream" along with new stars from the upcoming "Scream 4." David Arquette and Neve Campbell, along with 2006 Scream Mastermind Award-recipient and creator of the "Scream" franchise Wes Craven, as well as "Scream 4" co-stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere will present never-before-seen footage from the just-wrapped "Scream 4." The show will also include an appearance by Academy Award Winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, who will introduce world premiere footage of his upcoming supernatural thriller "The Rite," and those in attendance at the Greek and the millions watching worldwide will also be treated to an exclusive first look at "Paranormal Activity 2," with many more films to be announced shortly.

“SCREAM’ has established itself as a global celebration of the most imaginative films, comics and TV shows that drive and continue to redefine pop culture,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer and senior vice president, talent, event production and studio relations, Spike TV. “The genres of comic books, science fiction and fantasy rule the entertainment world and ‘SCREAM’ is about honoring the creative minds behind them and the incredible fans that keep it spinning.”

Also set to attend are Harvey Dent himself, Aaron Eckhart, "Avatar's" Sigourney Weaver, "True Blood" creator Alan Ball and castmembers Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer and Rutina Wesley, "Jackass 3D" crew members Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, the stars of AMC's forthcoming original series "The Walking Dead," Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal, and many more.

"SCREAM 2010" will present awards in 33 different categories. Christopher Nolan's summer science fiction blockbuster "Inception" leads the way with nominations in 14 categories, including "The Ultimate Scream," "Best Ensemble" and "Fight Scene of the Year." "Kick-Ass" was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark's adventures in "Iron Man 2" garnered 13 nominations. HBO's "True Blood" had the most nominations of any television series with 10.

Now through Friday, October 15, fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

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"The Event' Episode 2 “To Keep Us Safe” Review

"The Event' Episode 2 “To Keep Us Safe” Review
By: Jason Albrecht

Everything I felt the pilot lacked, the second episode delivered. My doubt was lifted, and I smiled while I watched. There was intensity. There was mystery. There were answers. The story moved forward as it bounced back and forth though time.

It was good, damn good. It seems the imprisoned mysterious strangers were not alone; there were others of their kind that have now integrated with society, and they don’t all agree with their leader, Sophia. They may be E.T.’s. Not the Reese’s pieces eating long-necked kind, but the mostly human less than 1 percent genetic difference kind. Curious? “The Event” is showing the potential to be a great show. It isn’t my number one must see of the week yet, but it definitely will be a contender if it keeps improving week to week.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Star Wars Goes 3D in 2012

Star Wars Goes 3D in 2012

Sources indicate that George Lucas is set on re-releasing the entire “Star Wars” franchise in new 3D conversions beginning in 2012. Though the 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas was purportedly waiting until there were enough 3D screens available to make the release a sizable enough event.

Fox, which released all six of the original “Star Wars” films, would also release the 3D versions.
Part One, “The Phantom Menace,” would be first out of star-dock in the early months of 2012. After that, each of the films would be released in order at the same time each consecutive year, depending on how well the first re-release does.

Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas personally overseeing the process to make sure each one is as perfected as possible. Lucas has said that the “Avatar” experience convinced him that “Star Wars” was ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.

Also pushing the timetable is a potential breakthrough in 3D television technology. With Samsung penetrating the market with 50,000-plus 3D-equipped televisions and Sony sending its version to market in recent months, the home-viewing experience could be primed for 3D DVD versions of the classic films by the time the new 3D series runs its course.

Lucas is purportedly cuing up the theatrical re-releases as a lead-in to the ultimate home viewing experience. Beyond that, the property would launch to all other 3D media.

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I Am Number Four Trailer

I Am Number Four Trailer

Yahoo! Movies has the teaser trailer up for I Am Number Four. The sci-fi/action/teenage movie helmed by D.J. Caruso and produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay and based on The New York Times bestselling novel I Am Number Four, the first book in a planned six-book series published by HarperCollins and written by Pittacus Lore, the nom de plume of authors Jobie Hughes and James Frey.

Starring in the film are Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand and Callan McAuliffe.

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Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and follow them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers as they become adults. They are each assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequence of their numbers.

Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student.He makes a friend, Sarah (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.

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"The Town" Movie Review By: Windy City Gal

"The Town" Movie Review

"The Town", directed and co-written by Ben Affleck, is a film based on the novel "Prince of Thieves." Starring Affleck, Jeremey Renner ("The Hurt Locker"), Slaine ("Gone Baby Gone") and Owen Burke as a group of bank robbers, "The Town" takes place in and around Boston, and follows the complications that arise when Affleck's character, Doug MacRay, falls for one of his hostages, Claire (Rebecca Hall).

Deciding he wants to follow a different path than his life-imprisoned father, MacRay tries to leave his gang of thieves, only to be coerced into one last job, lest his girlfriend/former hostage be harmed. The last job, however, is no standard bank job. The foursome must steal the cash load from Fenway Park after a blockbuster night. What ensues is an all out gun fight between four smart crooks, the entire Boston Police Department and a slew of FBI agents.

Affleck gives his best performance since "Good Will Hunting" as the head of the group, hardened from a troubled childhood, an imprisoned father and a life of crime. Playing the triple crown in film-making (writing, directing, acting), Affleck gives an emotional performance that invokes Stockholm Syndrome in the audience. You want him to win. He's one of the biggest thieves in Boston, but still comes across as intelligent, caring and empathetic.

Renner is the other stand-out in this film. He nails the "tough guy from the wrong side of the tracks" and evokes fear from the audience. He is the worst kind of criminal - one who has nothing to lose. He's the renegade in the group - the one who will put others in danger and take everything one step too far solely for his own pleasure.

Chris Cooper, a well-regarded actor, has a small role in the film which doesn't offer him the opportunity to truly showcase his talent.

Blake Lively, on the other hand, is a great surprise as Krista. Known best for her "Gossip Girl" role, Lively does a 180 as MacRay's sex-driven, drug addicted former girlfriend who flips on him as a plea with the FBI to keep her daughter from the state.

From the moment the movie opens, it's near non-stop adrenaline, whether it be a seat-grabbing car chase or a close call with Claire discovering MacRay's true identity. The movie's pace is strong and leaves the audience wanting more. Hopefully we won't have to go through any more "Giglis" to get it.

8 1/2 out of 10 sandwiches.

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Rachel Bilson To Star In BFF And Baby

Rachel Bilson Wants To Be Your BFF

Rachel Bilson is joining indie comedy "BFF and Baby" opposite Krysten Ritter and Kate Bosworth.

Ritter co-wrote "BFF" with director Kat Coiro, who's making her feature debut. Film revolves around two best friends who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Ritter's character gets pregnant and has a baby.

Production will take place in Los Angeles and start Oct. 19.

Justin Levine of Stardust Pictures ("Boy Toy," "A Holiday Heist") will finance and produce. Ritter, Coiro, David J. Phillips and Corbin Timbrook will co-produce.

Bilson's screen credits include "Jumper" and "The Last Kiss" along with guest star roles on "Chuck" and "How I Met Your Mother."

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No Ordinary Family Review By: Sean Lopez

No Ordinary Family Episode 1 Review
By: Sean Lopez

Okay let me start off by saying ABC, you had me at “Starring Julie Benz.” Done. I’m in. What time? Though most of you know her as Rita from Dexter or possibly her short stint on Desperate Housewives last season, she will always be the hottest vampire ever to me, Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. So when I heard she was going to be in a show, it easily became the only must watch new show of the season.

ABC's No Ordinary Family stars the aforementioned Julie Benz as well as The Commish himself, Michael Chiklis as Stephanie and Jim Powell, who along with their children, survive a plane crash on a family vacation in Brazil. What they soon discover is that not only did they survive but they have each developed their own unique superpower: Jim has super strength and near invulnerability; Stephanie has super speed; daughter Daphne has mental telepathy and son JJ has super intelligence.

The Powell's already had their share of problems before they ever got powers: Marriage counseling, high school drama, overall family disconnect. But they soon learn that having super powers has own unparalleled set of problems. And with real life getting in the way, superpowers aren't all they're cracked up to be.

Most of the pilot episode is spent on the Powell’s figuring out their power. And Jim finding out that he isn't invincible though he seems the most comfortable playing the superhero. And one nice supervillian surprise near the end. We can't have superheroes without supervillians right? I find that most TV pilots are for the execs and not for the viewer and this one is somewhere in between. Most new show don't hit their stride for at least a few episodes sometimes longer and this one is no exception. But No Ordinary Family does have many highlights to build on. Jim's buddy, George St. Cloud, played by Romany Malco, is definitely one of them. He's the show's comedy relief. His teaching Jim how to fly was hilarious. I'm also a big fan of Autumn Reeser, formerly of The OC, who plays Stephanie's colleague Katie and the 1st person Stephanie tells about her new powers. Hopefully her role expands as the season goes on.

The inevitable comparisons to The Incredible's will ensue but honestly NOF is way better than that. The real family issues aside from the superpowers make this different. You really believe that this family exists as it struggles with real life and super powers. As Daphne put it, “I don't want new abilities, high school is hard enough as it is.” The only problem I have with this show is its time slot. I'm a certified Gleek so that conflict is there. I would say DVR and watch after Glee if you that is your show. But this show is worth watching live as I will do for now... Oh and did I tell you that it stars Julie Benz?

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"Lost" Josh Holloway To Star In Mission: Impossible 4

“Lost” star Josh Holloway To Join In On A  Mission

“Lost” star Josh Holloway is joining the “Mission: Impossible” team.

In his first major screen role since wrapping the ABC show, Holloway is in final negotiations to act as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, the secret agent task force headed by Tom Cruise in Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 4.”

Holloway boards the ever-growing Brad Bird-directed pic, whose cast, in addition to Cruise, already includes Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov as well as franchise vets Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.

Story details are being kept in a self-destructable vault thus no information on Holloway’s character was available.

J.J. Abrams, who is producing with Cruise and Paula Wagner, worked on the story with scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, who have written the screenplay.

The production is scouting locations in Vancouver, Prague and Dubai for a fall shoot with an eye towards a December 2011 release.

Impossible” will be the first studio picture for Holloway, who spent six seasons as heartthrob anti-hero Sawyer on “Lost,” which was exec produced by Abrams. He has appeared in a couple of indies, including “Stay Cool” and “Whisper,” although he had to pass on larger opportunities that tended to overlap the TV show, which shot in Hawaii.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paul Haggis To Write The Equalizer

"The Equalizer" Has Found It's Screenwriter

Fresh off their collaboration on “The Next Three Days,” Paul Haggis and Russell Crowe may be working together on a new project: “The Equalizer.”

Crowe has long been attached as a star and producer of the feature adaptation of the late-’80s TV series, and Haggis, who just directed Crowe in the upcoming Lionsgate thriller “Days,” is negotiating to take on the script. While the direction of the feature version is still being plotted, the original CBS series concerned the exploits of a former secret agent turned vigilante who could be hired to right wrongs.

Edward Woodward originated the role of Robert McCall, who provided services for clients free of charge, on the condition they returned his help if he ever came calling. As opposed to the jokiness of the era's other shows such as “The A-Team,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Simon & Simon,” “The Equalizer” was remarkably grim. It also featured a notable theme song composed by Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are producing the film along with Tony Eldridge of Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin and Michael Sloan.

Haggis is not on the hook to direct at the moment, though that remains a possibility. The only other project he has been attached to helm is an adaptation of “Ranger’s Apprentice” that he co-wrote for United Artists and stalled as a result of corporate parent MGM’s financial struggles.

Haggis most recently wrote and directed “In the Valley of Elah” and co-wrote the James Bond films “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.” “The Next Three Days,” which Haggis also wrote and produced, hits theaters in November.

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Tron Animated Series On It's Way

TRON: Uprising Coming To Disney XD

Disney has registered the TRONUprising.com domain, stitchkingdom performed a wee bit of research and discovered some links between the new title and a previously announced animated project to debut on Disney XD in fall of 2011.

TRON: Uprising’ (as we assume) will be a 10-part ‘microseries’ in which a young program named Beck stands up against an evil regime headed by Clu who obtains his status after the defeat of TRON, the security watchdog program

Further news from the Disney Channel/Disney XD upfront the other night includes development on a new CG animated Tron series and animated project called Motorcity, both for Disney XD. Note that neither series has officially gotten the green light as of yet.

* Based on the upcoming Disney feature film Tron: Legacy (December 17, 2010), the animated Tron series is a prequel so that future Tron movies and the series can co-exist. A production of Disney Television Animation the animated Tron series takes viewers inside a computer system where a young program named Beck stands against the oppressive regime of an evil program, Clu, who grows unchecked after defeating Tron the legendary system defense program. The kid-targeted series will be preceded by a 10-part micro-series that will premiere in fall 2011 on Disney XD. The CG animated Tron TV series project is being penned by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, with Charlie Bean serving as the director of project.

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Trailer For "True Grit"

Trailer For "True Grit" Starring Jeff Bridges & Matt Damon

The Coen Bros. have another winner on their hands here with this film. We got our hands on the new trailer for their upcoming film True Grit starring Jeff Bridges as Marshall Rooster Cogburn, played in the original old movie by the late John Wayne in his Oscar winning performance. Josh Brolin and Matt Damon also star in the film along side Hailee Steinfeld who plays the lead character Mattie Ross. Coen Bros.‘ version of  the film will be a closer adaption of the Charles Portis book rather then a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film.

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Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD Review By: Jason Albrecht

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD Review
By: Jason Albrecht

Picking up where Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (SB:PE) left off, SB:A is much more interesting then it’s predecessor SB:PE. Unlike in SB:PE, the heroes actually face forces that put them in peril. It’s fun! Lots of action! Some great choreographed fight scenes! Some kick down brawls that leave devastation in their wake!! The voice acting is almost spot on. The Trinity of DC heroes are voiced by veterans of the characters: Kevin Conroy reprises his role as the Dark Knight like he did so well throughout Batman The Animated Series (B:TAS) and Justice League incarnations. Tim Daly is back as Superman as he was during Superman the Animated Series (S:TAS). Susan Eisenberg is Wonder Woman as she was during Justice League and JLU! You also have Summer Glau as Kara/Supergirl and Ed Asner as Granny Goodness (which he nails every time he plays her!). Where they failed (and it really disappointed me) in the casting was Darkseid himself. Andre Braugher just can’t pull it off like Michael Ironside did in S:TAS and JL/JLU (did I mention that this disappointed me?). Change this and this animated feature clicks up about 4 notches!! In the end, it was very enjoyable and fun. It wasn’t near as good as DC’s previous animated feature “Under the Red Hood” but honestly, not many can compare to that. If you like heroes and animated features don’t pass this one up.

SB:A’s story is taken from the late artist Michael Turner’s run on the Superman/Batman comic, covering issues 8-13. The art style in the animated feature reflects Michael Turner and the visuals he brought to the pages of the story arc. Kara, Superman’s cousin, crash lands on Earth. Her ship was apparently set free by the destruction of the giant Kryptonite asteroid in SB:PE where she was in some kind of hibernating state since Krypton was destroyed. The beginning of the story focuses on her learning her powers and place before Darkseid kidnaps here and makes her his pawn. Supes and Bats must then travel to Apocalypse (Darkseid’s world) and rescue her along with Wonder Woman and Big Barda (who have a kickass fight with Darkseid’s Furies!!).

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Monday, September 27, 2010

"Let Me In" Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

"Let Me In" Movie Review
By: SandwichJohn

First off I have to thank Jen and Overture Films for inviting me to the press screening last Thursday. It was one hell of a drive from Sacramento to LA. but well worth the drive and time.

Let Me In is a film that can stand on it own, a remake what? If I hadn't attend the panel for it during Comic-Con I would have never known this film was a remake until I had done some research on the movie. The film is based on the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel “Let the Right One In” and the Swedish film adaptation of the same name.

Let Me In tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owen’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

I really enjoyed the film's story and the overall story behind the film. When a strange young lady tells you that you two can't be friends maybe sometimes we should all take the hint and not befriend that person. Abby was a quite shy little girl with some serious secrets which were revealed during the film. Her vampire look and abilities made her undeniably frighting. Chloe Moretz did an amazing job of portraying the 12 year old vampire in the film. She was very soft spoken and terrifying at the same time, And when it came to feeding time a whole another person came on screen.

Owen (Smit-McPhee) is a little more creepy to me. He is a young man who's mother has no time for him and hangs out on the apartment playground throughout the night. This poor kid is bullied all through school, which can turn a young man dark. Which does happen to Owen as things get worse for him with the bullies. Also, Richard Jenkins has an outstanding performance as the caretaker for Abby throughout the years. As the story develops in the film you will see why Jenkins is so loyal to Abby and the heartache he has to go though to keep her alive and happy.

I really enjoyed the directing of the film, one of the highlights of the movie was the car crash and the cinematography of the crash was incredible. When the car runs off the road and continues to filp over and over the shot is amazing. A second highlight is Owen’s mother, her face is never revealed throughout the film. The shots of her from a long distance and just how the camera was angled keep you guessing to what she looks like and whom portrayed her.

The music throughout the film will bring you back to your earlier years with all the great 80's music and the arcade scenes that we all grew up enjoying. The music is a little over done but nothing that you can not deal with thoughout the film. Michael Giacchino’s score is right for the film. He is an talented composer and brings the same intense feeling to the film as he did to the show Lost.

I can't give a comparison to this film and the original. Let Me In can stand on its own and to me is one of the Best vampire films to come out in the last decade! Heart felt and a great coming of age film with all the blood and guts you need for a vampire film. A  MUST see movie.

9 out of 10 sandwiches

To Watch the Trailer Click Here.

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Natalie Portman Would Be Willing To Do A Professional Sequel

Portman Wants To Be A Cleaner Again

Just three years after saying she had no interest in doing a sequel to her 1994 debut film The Professional—known internationally as Leon—Natalie Portman has changed her tune. But her willingness to return to the role that made her a young star is dependent on one condition.

According to MTV, Portman says she'd come back for a sequel only if original director Luc Besson was behind the camera again. Besson, for his part, has actually written a sequel called Mathilda, which focuses on Portman's character, but has said he has no interest in directing.

Portman says she has not even looked at the script for that very reason: "I have never read it because Luc won't direct it himself, and so I'm only interested if he (directs) ... I told him if he would do it himself, I would do it in two seconds. But he won't, so ... "

Besson himself, the French filmmaker known for directing La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, as well as producing the Transporter series, has been in and out of retirement for the past few years, so it's not clear whether he'd want to put on his director's hat again for Mathilda. There's also no guarantee that the studio which owns the rights to the property is interested in a sequel.

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George Lucas To Appear Upcoming Clone Wars Episode

Family Affair In Upcoming Clone Was Episode

George Lucas will finally see some action in the world of Star Wars. He will be guest stariing in an upcoming Clone Wars episode. The episode which stars Lucas can be seen on Friday on October 1st. He will be taking on the role of Chairman Papanoida, who was modeled after himself.

Here is what Lucas had  to say about his role in the press release:

My appearance in 'Episode III' was just for fun. Mostly, I did it for my kids," says Lucas. "I was wrapping the series, and I'd never been on-screen in a 'Star Wars' film, even though I'd been making them for decades. With 'The Clone Wars,' I get the best of both worlds, because I get a starring role but don't have to do any acting or wear any blue make-up.
Here's the full press release:

When Pantoran Chairman Papanoida's family is kidnapped and held for ransom, Ahsoka Tano must team up with Senator Riyo Chuchi to aid the new chairman in recovering his family. It's a journey deep into the dark underbelly of the Coruscant crime scene, with an unlikely--and immediately recognizable--protagonist painted into a corner and forced into action in "Sphere of Influence," an all-new episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

Seen only briefly as a background character in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Papanoida will nonetheless appear very familiar to "Star Wars" fans, film buffs and pop culture aficionados. He is, of course, modeled after "Star Wars" creator George Lucas – who also wore blue face paint for the character's live-action cameo debut.

Lucas' children--Amanda, Katie and Jett--also appeared with the director in the live-action outing, and they, too, make their "Clone Wars" debut in "Sphere of Influence." None of the Lucas family provides voice-acting for the series, however; Jett's doppelganger is voiced by Robot Chicken's Seth Green, while Amanda and Katie's avatars are voiced by Meredith Salenger (who also voices Barriss Offee) and Nika Futerman (Asajj Ventress), respectively. Lucas himself is voiced by "Clone Wars" regular Corey Burton (Count Dooku, Cad Bane) – who based the character's distinctive sound on Orson Welles' Harry Lime from The Third Man.

While Papanoida is featured fairly passively in his live-action incarnation, the character has an opportunity for a considerably more active role in "The Clone Wars." Taking him deep into the Coruscant underground, the Pantoran Chairman's mission gives him the chance to demonstrate his chops in a few decidedly action-oriented sequences.

"We actually made Papanoida into kind of an action hero," says Dave Filoni, supervising director of "The Clone Wars." "The bad guys have his family, and he goes after them, blasters blazing. Shoot first, ask questions later. His character is very focused on finding and protecting his kids; it's a desperate situation, and he steps up. It's a fun episode with a lot of action – and it's unique, in that our normal heroes give up the spotlight while Papanoida takes matters into his own hands. This was a surreal episode to produce, since the guy on screen was sitting right next to me while we were making it."

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The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier

The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier

Earlier this month scribe Marc Guggenheim who worked on Green Lantern live action movie with fellow screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, revealed that they’ve turned in the treatment for The Flash and they already started discussions on Green Lantern 2. Greg Berlanti, whose new directorial Life As We Know It will hit theaters in a couple of weeks, we have heard that the three of them have started treatment for Green Lantern 2 and started working on the script for The Flash.

We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with (Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for ‘The Flash,’ so that’s my involvement with DC right now is the script for ‘The Flash’ and the treatment for ‘GL2.’”

“‘GL’ is always a bit lighter than that on earth but mixed with a twinge of the space opera, which has its own epic qualities to it. ‘Flash’ as we’re getting into it is interesting, too. Though Barry Allen was a little lighter in the comic, I think because of the nature that he was a CSI and moved in this world of crime before this stuff happened. I think it’s tonally somewhere in between ‘GL’ and ‘Dark Knight.’ It’s actually a little bit darker than when we were working on (‘GL’), because you’re dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide. I find you talk a lot about different films when you’re working on a film, and we spend a lot more time talking about ‘Se7en’ or ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ as we construct that part of Barry’s world, then I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast.”

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CW's Hellcats Review By: Sean Lopez

CW's Hellcats Episode 1 Review
By: Sean Lopez

Over here at SandwichJohnfilms we are going to start expanding into the world of Television and start to do reviews on a few shows that we find interesting and worth watching. And some that aren't.

I want to welcome Sean Lopez to the Sandwich team. Here at SandwichJohnFilms no one gets payed or works for money, they do it because they have a passion for Movies, Television and Pop Culture. And I want to welcome him on board. Sean will be reviewing Television's for us on a weekly basis. These are shows that he has been watching for years and new shows that just started. Sean's first review is of the highly anticipated CW show Hellcats.

With the CW's new show Hellcats, Wednesdays at 9pm on the CW, we enter the world of competitive cheerleading. And competitive it is. Set in a fictional college in Memphis,Tennessee, the story is nothing new just the circumstances. We meet Marti Perkins (played by Alyson Michalka) right off the bat, the townie who enjoys making fun of her college's cheerleaders. She is a pre-law student whose mother waits tables at the local university pub. When Marti loses her scholarship she needs to find a way to pay for tuition. Enter cheerleading tryouts. Her unorthodox style gets her on the team and with it a cheerleading scholarship.

Honestly that is pretty much it. We do learn that the squad has been given an ultimatum. Win at Nationals or lose funding. Think Bring It On meets Glee and you have Hellcats. The acting is fair though better by the cheerleaders than the adults but you really won't care about the adult subplots anyway. The biggest surprise for me, however is Ashley Tisdale who does a fantastic job of portraying Savannah Monroe. When I saw the previews I figured her to be the rival of Marti. But she's just the opposite, in fact she befriends her and ends up being the best thing in Hellcats. Her back story, which we learn a bit of in the 2nd episode, is the most interesting subplot in the show though I am curious about how Marti's pre-law ambitions will interfere with her scholarship duties.

I've now seen the first 3 episodes and overall I would say give it a chance. I may not be in the show's demo but I still enjoyed it. As a Beverly Hills 90210 fan I was hoping for something like that, a new guilty pleasure. It's not 90210 good but definitely worth a shot. On a scale of watch live, DVR and watch that night, DVR and watch later in the week, or pass, I would say DVR and watch later in week. Or if you are one of the very few like me who really doesn't care for Modern Family, then this is the best option on Wednesday night.

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