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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lethal Weapon Reboot On It's Way

Why oh Why Hollywood do you keep doing this to me. Rebooting or Remaking a great franchise?  So the question is are you ready for a Lethal Weapon reboot?

Those are some of the few high-profile titles now getting a new lease on life at Warner Bros. due to the year-end departure of longtime studio executive Jessica Goodman. During her 13-year tenure, the executive vp oversaw such projects as Watchmen, Training Day and the upcoming Green Lantern. Since her departure, the studio’s top brass has reassigned her portfolio among several other execs.

In the file were long-in-development remakes of The Dirty Dozen and Oh, God, as well as Tarzan -- titles that have been active in recent years but haven’t come together with the right talent to score the elusive green light. Also in the mix are a reboots of the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover franchise Lethal Weapon.

The properties will now get fresh and hungry eyes -- and talent agents are already chatting up the potential projects and listing clients they can pitch for directing or writing gigs.

Will any of the library titles get fast-tracked? Here’s our take on the big questions the studio needs to consider:

Lethal Weapon: What was considered an “event” movie in the late 1980s seems almost quaint in 2011 (no matter how awesome the first two movies are). The concept is essentially a police procedural featuring a mismatched pair of detectives. The chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, coupled with Richard Donner’s direction and a sharp script from a young Shane Black, turned this into a franchise. But one wrong move and it could have been Tango and Cash or Cop-Out. The studio would need to make a risky bet on casting -- Jeremy Renner in the Gibson role? -- and recruit a hot action director to make this feel fresh. And even though the temptation might be to go big-budget (Warners likes to go big), perhaps a smaller, grittier Weapon might re-establish its credibility.

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Wonder Woman Show Coming To NBC

With all this superhero talk this week why not get more news. The ol’ girl may fly this fall after all: NBC has picked up the Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley. Ironically, NBC was the final network to pass on bringing back the superhero over a week ago, but that was before the new regime was officially in place in light of the impending Comcast takeover. Robert Greenblatt is now spearheading primetime as chairman. (On Thursday, head of programming Angela Bromstad announced she was leaving).

And now let the casting rumors begin.

The pilot’s cost may not be a concern to Greenblatt, the wunderkind who revitalized Showtime with critical faves like Dexter and Weeds. One factor that seemed to have sunk the Wonder Woman project the first time around was the price of rebooting the series, with the studio requiring a rich license fee to bring the iconic character back to life. But then, NBC has been down this road before: It rebooted Bionic Woman(Fail). Kelley’s take incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script, and insiders said it was a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character. For years, various writers and producers (including Joss Whedon) have tried to bring back Wonder Woman, but the character has proved difficult to resurrect.

Kelley is already executive producing Harry’s Law for NBC, the new drama starring Kathy Bates. The pilot, like all the others ordered by NBC during the current development season, will have to pass the final smell test this spring before its ordered to series in May.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Tupac Shakur Film Update & Back Story

Mid-way through 2010 it was announced that “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua had anointed himself the captain of a biopic about slain rapper Tupac Shakur.The plan was to shoot in September. Meantime, Fuqua said he’d be opening his door to anyone that thinks they can do a good “Outlaw, Outlaw, Outlaw (They came in to sin)..Outlaw, Outlaw, Outlaw (Dear God, I wonder could you save me?)”

“I want to discover someone new. I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world.”

Today we’ve an update on the film, which is set up over at Morgan Creek. Seems the film is gearing up for an April start in Los Angeles.

The official synopsis :

 “The rise and fall of TUPAC SHAKUR is chronicled, from his days attending the Baltimore School of the Arts as a teenager, to his decision to leave his mother’s dead-end life behind and embrace the Thug Life in California, to his wild success as a rapper and his dangerous war against the East Coast scene. A true poet who was waylaid by fame’s trappings, his earliest ambition was to change the world and make a difference in people’s lives, and before his tragic murder in Las Vegas in 1996, that’s exactly what 2Pac did…”

Most interestingly, we’ve been supplied with the character breakdowns for the film :





TUPAC SHAKUR 
Seen from the ages of 17 to 25, an extraordinarily talented rapper, poet, musician and actor, he grows up in the Druid Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, where he attends the School of the Arts and stands out among his classmates as a force to watch. Tupac grows up without a father, and his mother — once a proud member of the Black Panthers — struggles with crack addiction. He escapes to California with virtually nothing to his name but his beloved composition book. Well-read and intense, Tupac initially sees himself as a truth-bringer, and he wants to change the world with his music and his message. As his star rises, and he finds fame throughout the entertainment industry, his priorities change, and he grows increasingly angry and paranoid. An attempt on his life and a stint in prison alter his personality further until he fully embraces the Death Row label and all it stands for. Still, before his death in 1996, Tupac’s on the verge of another resurrection — of his music and his soul. In his rapper persona he’s a thug: tough, defiant, confident, tattooed and ripped, “pure energy, frenetic, propulsive, irresistible”; but in his personal life, especially around women like Jada and Kidada, he can be pensive, thoughtful and vulnerable…



SUGE KNIGHT 
Early 30s, an enormous, intimidating, larger-than-life man with a stone countenance, never seen without his jewel-encrusted Death Row medallion or his thuggish bodyguards (all of whom are members of the Bloods), he’s the CEO of Death Row Records. At times a fearsome figure, and at other times a paternal, calming presence, Suge is proud of his authentic history; he grew up in Compton and built his label with his own hands, without any help from anyone. He believes that he and Tupac are kindred spirits, and he tries to lure Tupac away from Interscope. Suge gets his chance when he bails Tupac out of prison. Their legendary contract is signed on a napkin…



AFENI 
Seen from early 30′s – 40′s, Tupac’s mother, a strung-out wraith, emaciated by crack, she’s struggling to raise three kids on her own in the ghetto. Afeni was once a proud, dignified member of the Black Panthers. Arrested for supposedly participating in a terrorist conspiracy, she stood up to her accusers in court, eloquently refuted their claims, and won. Her legacy is something that young Tupac wishes to emulate, so her fall from grace is tough on him. After her son leaves Baltimore and becomes a star, Afeni manages to clean up her act, and by the time Tupac is facing a prison sentence of his own, Afeni is there to support him as a strong, healthy woman again…



MAURICE "MOPREME" SHAKUR 
Seen from his early to late 20s, with glasses and a goatee, he is Tupac’s half-brother who grew up with Tupac in Baltimore and eventually moves out to Oakland, California, to live with Tupac. A performer in his own right, Mopreme was the first to enter “the game” of music and he believes in creating a persona that’s separate from one’s real life. After Tupac gets shot, Mopreme tries to raise bail, and he’s concerned when Suge steps in; he doesn’t trust Suge and he’s also troubled by Tupac’s East Coast/West Coast war. The brothers’ once-close relationship is shattered when Suge turns the two young men against one another…



KIDADA JONES 
Early 20s, a gorgeous, sultry, intelligent and loving young woman of mixed race, she is Quincy Jones’ daughter who meets Tupac after he insults her family. His attempt to apologize leaves her both infuriated and charmed. Their animosity and sparks later turn into love, and she accompanies him on his fateful trip to Vegas, though she doesn’t like boxing and would prefer to relax by the pool. Loving, kind, and supportive, she’s stunned by but happy about Tupac’s marriage proposal, and she urges him to meet with her father to discuss his future as an artist…


JADA PINKETT 
Long before she met and married Will Smith, Jada Pinkett was a classmate of Tupac’s at the Baltimore School of the Arts. A regal, stunning young woman (seen from the ages of 17 to early 20s), she puts Tupac in his place for altering some of Hamlet’s lines in a school production. She encourages and supports his poetry, and tells him he was put on earth to change things. Their important friendship continues throughout Tupac’s rise and fall; she visits him in prison and later urges him to apologize to Quincy Jones and his family for offensive remarks he made. She’s concerned that Tupac has changed too much from the boy she used to know…

In an interview with Vulture in August, co-writer Stephen J. Rivele said, “I knew nothing about [Shakur, but upon research] it became clear that he was essentially a 19th century Romantic poet who found himself in the 21st century… He was just beginning to shed that anger and look for a purer voice…He was in the process of changing himself, and entering a new phase of his life — essentially a Romantic vision — and had set up a new label, and a new production company to create it.”
Tupac Shakur, of course, was a popular rapper cum musician (he appeared in such films as “Gridlock’d” and “Poetic Justice”) who was shot to death in September of ’96 in Las Vegas.

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Spider-Man Close Up Photos Of Costume & Web-Shooters

We got our hands on some up-closes photos From the upcoming Spider-Man Reboot. Let's remember that this suit was built for doing stunts and not the actual suit that Andrew Garfield will be wearing in the film.

So what do you guys think? Also check 5 key changes to the New Spider-Man Costume.

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You can see that he will be having  mechanical web-shooters, the new franchise could be planning a major reboot of the character's history, as longtime fans know that Peter Parker's web-shooting ability originally stemmed from a pair of mechanical bracelet-like contraptions that he wore under his gloves.


I'm pretty sure that's just part of the stunt costume, not the final look (the same might be said of the "sneakers," too — though we'll have to wait for more official imagery to be sure).


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"A Star Is Born" Clint Eastwood To Produce Beyoncé In The Film

This is a real shocker, and not just Hollywood but the rest of America should love it. What a coup for Warner Bros getting The Man on this, the 4th version of A Star Is Born. Of course, Clint Eastwood will produce (as always through Malpaso) as well as direct the script by Will Fetters along with producers Billy Gerber and and Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters (who made the infamous 3rd version of A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson). No male lead is cast yet, but the possibilities are endless. The project, which has been at WB for several years, had hoped to pair Beyoncé and Will Smith. But how about P Diddy (who's turning into a surprisingly fine actor along with Beyoncé's husband Jayz), Eddie Murphy (reteaming with Beyoncé after Dreamgirls), or any white guy imaginable though Robert Downey Jr and Jon Hamm are names that have been floating?

Hey, I'm one of those huge fans who thinks Clint can do anything. And Beyoncé scored at the box office for Screen Gems -- one of its biggest -- in Obsessed. (And, yes, I do happen to think she can act.) This is going to be a high profile film but low cost since Eastwood is at the helm. The idea is to start shooting in the Fall.

Of course, Clint has had a huge interest in music off and on screen. He intended to major in music theory in college. He learned how not to do a musical when starring in the dreadful Paint Your Wagon (1969). He played that super-cool jazz DJ in Play Misty For Me, his 1971 directorial debut. He sdirected and starred alongside his son Kyle in 1982's Honkytonk Man about a Depression-era aspiring country music singer. He directing Bird (1988), a biopic starring Forest Whitaker as jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker. He more recently has been doing all his own scores for his movies, including Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby and Changeling. Eastwood also partly scored Gran Torino with his son Kyle and Jamie Cullum.

Warner Bros' idea of a 4th version of A Star Is Born has been floating around for some time now. This pic fell apart and just came back together. Back in January, Deadline reported that Nick Cassavetes was in early talks with Warner Bros to direct an updated version of the well-worn story of a love affair between an alcoholic star on the way down, and a young female artist on the rise. There have been a trio of A Star Is Born versions made since the 1930s, the last one coming in 1976 with Kristofferson playing the boozer and Streisand the wannabe. Or even 4 if you consider What Price Hollywood (1932) made by George Cukor which is often forgotten.

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Elijah Wood Talks Upcoming Role In The Hobbit

MTV got a chance to talk to Elijah Wood and asked him about his upcoming role in "The Hobbit." Wood has long maintained that he'd never suit back up as Frodo Baggins — the role he pioneered in the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy" — in an adaptation of "The Hobbit" unless the appearance avoided gimmickry and fit within the larger context of J. R. R. Tolkien's legendary creation.

Well, now Wood is officially returning to Middle-earth, and in what might be his first public comments about the upcoming project, the 29-year-old actor told MTV News that, although Frodo was never in Tolkien's "Hobbit," the character's appearance in the movies makes sense for Jackson's adaptation.

"It's a very small piece, and I think that's the most appropriate," Wood said when we caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting "Fight for Your Right Revisited," a short film by Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch. "Obviously, Frodo's not alive within the context of 'The Hobbit' piece. So I jumped at the chance to be a part of it and see everyone and have a little reunion. It'll be surreal."

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While Wood didn't delve into detail about the exact nature of his role — rumor has it he'll appear in the beginning of each of the two films — he emphasized that Tolkien fans should not be worried.

"I'd heard about it a little while ago," he explained of the concept. "It's an idea that Fran [Walsh] and Peter and Philippa [Boyens], the writers, came up with. The way that it will fit in will not infringe upon the integrity of 'The Hobbit.' It'll fit and it'll be appropriate.

"It's just a gift," he added. "It's a gift to be able to go back to New Zealand. It's largely the same crew, the same creative team. It's seven years since we finished on the last film, and it's an opportunity to go back and have a reunion with everyone."

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J.K. Rowling Approved Death Changes In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

In a new interview with Cine Premiere Mexico, Andrew Ackland-Snow, the art director for the Harry Potter series, divulged new information which states that (with the approval of J.K. Rowling) the death of Severus Snape has changed.

"We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn't really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there - Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames...and she loved it. Besides, it's a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say."

How, and if, this change will affect the film and plot has yet to be seen, but with J.K. Rowling's approval, and David Yates' track record, the change shouldn't be particularly drastic to the story.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is scheduled to be released on July 15, 2011.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Magic Behind The Little Mermaid Ride

One of the biggest rides to open this year at Disney California Adventure is going to be The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, coming soon in 2011. The ride is also under construction at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland. The ride is scheduled to open at Disney's California Adventure in 2011, with the Magic Kingdom version of the ride opening two years later. In this video, Imagineer Lisa Girolami takes you behind the curtain (or under the waves) to give you a first look at Ariel’s world. From the drawing board to the incredible scenery, this is an attraction sure to make a splash with guests.

Characters will include Ariel, Prince Eric, King Triton, Sebastian, Flounder, and Ursula. Scuttle will narrate the story of Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

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History

A dark ride featuring The Little Mermaid was supposed to open at Disneyland Paris and Magic Kingdom parks in the early to mid 90's. The ride was scrapped, but a visual idea was included on the Platinum Edition DVD of The Little Mermaid in 2006.

A different version is scheduled to open in 2011 at Disney's California Adventure. The ride will take the place in the area of the theater that played host to the Golden Dreams movie hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The theater itself has been torn down.

In September 2009, Disney officials announced that Mickey's Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom would be demolished, leaving Goofy's Barnstormer to be rethemed. This will give more room to Fantasyland, which will be filled with this ride and meet-and-greets with the Disney Princesses and a larger Dumbo ride.

The attraction will be set underwater. At Disney's California Adventure, the building is modeled after a 20th-century aquarium. The Palace of Fine Arts replica from Golden Dreams will remain but redecorated with an Ariel statue on top. A garden and water play area is planned to accompany the ride; it will be located next to the show building. In the Magic Kingdom, the building will be featured in a recreation of Prince Eric's castle. Guests will walk across a bridge over a pond that resembles a beach with the castle on it. A statue of Ariel doing the famous pose in Part of Your World (reprise) will be featured on the left of the bridge.
To the left of the attraction is an entrance labeled "Ariel's Grotto", suggesting that the meet-and-greet with Ariel will be moved closer to the attraction.

The attraction will be a dark ride, similar to Peter Pan's Flight and Snow White's Scary Adventures, but it will have an Omnimover ride system like the one currently in use at the Haunted Mansion. The ride will transport guests under the sea and will focus on many of the major scenes and musical numbers from the movie. Guests will ride in cars themed to resemble large seashells.

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Skateland Trailer Starring Ashley Greene

Skateland is a drama film directed and written by Anthony Burns. And Stars Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, Taylor Handley, Heath Freeman and Shiloh Fernandez.

The story takes place in a small town in Texas in 1983. The film follows a 19-year-old boy named Ritchie (Shiloh Fernandez) who spends most of his time at the local roller rink where he works and hangs out with his friends, Brent (Heath Freeman), Brent's sister Michelle (Ashley Greene) and Kenny (Taylor Handley). Ritchie is struggling trying to figure out his future, what he wants to do with his life and where he wants to go to school. When a tragedy occurs in Ritchie's life he is forced to make these decisions earlier than he expected.

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Captain America: The First Avenger May Surprise People

Captain America: The First Avenger” director Joe Johnston is not one of Hollywood’s shiny, happy people — the 60-year-old Texas native is known for blunt candor and a withering glare. That’s why I was bit taken aback the other day when I called his cellphone and heard a voice on the other end that actually sounded something close to giddy.
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“I watched the movie for the first time a few days ago and I just looked at the first cut and there is so much entertainment value — it’s just flat-out fun to watch,” Johnston said of his Marvel Studios film, which hits theaters July 22. “Maybe I’m somewhat biased — I was there [when we made it] — but, seriously, it’s funny, it’s exciting and there’s great visual effects. The movie is going to be something more than people are expecting. This movie is going to surprise some people. It is the origin story of Captain America but it is also something rare — it’s a period superhero film but there’s great action in it. You don’t normally think of guys driving around in 1939 sedans in an action film but there are some great action beats in it. It’s just a helluva lot of fun to watch.”

It’s not exactly shocking for a film director to be a sunny voice of promotion for his own movie. But I can tell you that Johnston didn’t sound like someone trying to puff up a project; he sounded like a guy who thinks he’s got a winning ticket in his pocket. Time will tell whether Johnston is off the mark but — after knowing him for a while now — I doubt seriously that he’s being anything but earnest in his appraisals. He may be right, he may be wrong, but I don’t think he’s being disingenuous.



I asked Johnston – whose credits include “Jurassic Park III,” “The Rocketeer” and “Jumanji” – who in his cast delivered a performance that took a character in an unexpected direction, and he didn’t hesitate with his answer.

“All actors bring something unexpected to the role because they have to translate what’s on the page and make a real character out of the black-and-white text that’s there in the script. I hadn’t worked with Chris Evans and I wasn’t really that familiar with his work and I didn’t know what to expect. I was blown away by the subtlety that he brought to the role. It was really exciting to watch him. He added layers to the character that were not on the page and layers that were not in the comic books. He made Steve Rogers into a real flesh-and-blood character and it was fantastic to watch.”

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Black Panther Film In Development Will Djimon Hounsou Get The Lead Role?

The company has hired Mark Bailey, who hails from the documentary film world, to pen a take on the character, the king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero. Marvel's Kevin Feige is producing.

The Black Panther first appeared in the pages of the Fantastic Four comic in 1966 and is considered the first black hero in mainstream comics. A movie version was in development at Columbia in the early 1990s with Wesley Snipes on board to star in an Indiana Jones-style adventure.

Snipes remained attached to Panther even when the property transferred to Artisan Entertainment, best known for making The Blair Witch Project. At the time it had several Marvel films in development.

Marvel reacquired the rights to Panther in 2005 when it absorbed a host of character licenses from Lionsgate, which bought Artisan in 2003.


Back in  2010 BET was set to release an animated version of  The Black Panther on it's channel but it never made it. Of all places the series premiered in Australian children's channel ABC3 in January 2010. The series subsequently appeared online in North America under the title Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? on June 23, 2010 through iTunes, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Zune.

The Series starred the voice of Djimon Hounsou (Amistad, Blood Diamond) who I wouldn't actually mind seeing getting the role of the Black Panther in the film version.

On a certain level, Bailey is an odd choice to write an a Black Panther movie. The scribe’s credits include stints as a writer or story editor on hard-hitting HBO documentaries such as Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghost of Abu Ghraib. His most recent project, being developed by Chockstone Productions, is a feature adaptation of the non-fiction book The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, to which Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is attached to direct.

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X-Men First Class In Trouble & New Photos

They should just call this week X-Men First Class week with all the news and images 20th Century Fox has released this week. Now we have some rumbling going on concerning the upcoming film. /Films got a call from director Matthew Vaughn and he claimed that the Cast photo that was released was not an approved photo. But that is not the case, superherohype did alittle digging also and the images were sent to Yahoo!, MSN, Moviefone and IGN.

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Vaughn went on to say-

"I freaked out on them yesterday. I don't know where the hell that came from. I don't think it's a Fox image. It's not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the f*ck is this sh*t, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It's like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn't reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like 'Jesus Christ'...

Now the amazing scoop getter El Mayimbe from Latino Review has found out some juicy information.

The movie is still shooting in LA while Vaughn is somewhere else editing.



They're shooting at the Culver City Studios for the next couple of weeks. The official story is that they're just shooting pick ups but the reality is...



...that hot mess of a film has not been coming together. Vaughn and company ran from location to location but never got the right stuff, or stuff that worked.



That's what's happening right now - while he's cutting the film somebody else is shooting literally six weeks - almost a whole film - worth of stuff.

Ouch!

Again, expect massive denials saying that they're doing pick ups that they missed because of delays on set and cast availability.

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New Photo From The Muppets Movie Starring Jason Segel

Here's a new photo from the upcoming Disney film The Muppets (Title is not Official) starring of course Kermit, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel ,Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, Kathy Griffin, Ricky Gervais, Emily Blunt, and Jean-Claude Van-Damme. Flight of the Conchords' James Bobin is directing.

The film is set to be released on November 23, 2011. This will be seventh feature film to star the Muppets.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Photo Of Bella & Edward

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. I can hear something through the screen. All the female Twi-hards screaming their heads off. AHHHHH Nooooo not my Rob.

Summit Entertainment has delivered this new image from Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Will this be the scene that the Baby was conceived?

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theaters on November 18, 2011. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. The TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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Quantum Quest Trailer-Huge Cast

Star Trek Voyager's Robert Picardo and producer/director/writer Dr. Harry Kloor will host the U.S. premiere of Quantum Quest, the 3-D computer animated Large Format adventure film, at the gala preview party of "Science With A Twist: An Evening Aboard The Enterprise" on Saturday night, January 22nd at the Louisville Science Center museum. And will be released in Large Format and conventional theaters in spring, 2011.

The movie stars Chris Pine, James Earl Jones, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Amanda Peet, Mark Hamill, Robert Picardo and more.

Quantum Quest interweaves animated sequences with stunning, actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions. In addition to Picardo, the film boasts an A-list voice cast including two Captain Kirks (veteran William Shatner and Chris Pine), two Jedi Knights (Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson) and two Darth Vaders (James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen) - a first for Hollywood and the galaxy.


Quantum Quest is the first time that NASA’s iconic Jet Propulsion Laboratory has ever initiated a film project and the first time that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon, has participated in a feature film, lending his voice to one of the characters.

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Combining solid, “real” science with Hollywood-style narrative story-telling, Quantum Quest is designed to communicate the excitement of space exploration and science discovery to students K through 12. Quantum Quest will provide more free educational materials, prepared by leading educators, scientists, space and science organizations (including the Fleet Museum and the Planetary Society), than any previous Large Screen film.

“This is a stealth science education film disguised as fun Hollywood entertainment,” says Dr. Kloor. “Whenever we talk about science, it’s exact, but QQ’s message is to tell kids – and grownups of all ages - that science is cool.”

Dr. Harry Kloor, Ph.D. Physics, Ph.D. Chemistry, is a writer, director, producer, scientist, inventor, and national technology policy advisor. Dr. Kloor has 15 years experience writing/developing films and TV series. In 1994, he earned the unique status of being the first and, to date, the only person to simultaneously earn two doctorates, one in Physics and the other in Chemistry, both from Purdue University. This achievement was so singular that it gained national recognition in such publications as The New York Times and People. His writing credits include Star Trek: Voyager and the animated series Godzilla, and Earth: Final Conflict, and he was a producer and played a key role in developing the hit TV series Earth: Final Conflict. Dr. Kloor is a recognized leader in bringing science to the public. He founded a National Physics Outreach Program at Purdue University in 1991, forming partnerships with Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures to use their iconic properties such as Spider-Man and Star Trek to advance science. Dr. Kloor has produced and directed a variety of commercials and industrial documentaries, published articles stories in various newspapers and scientific publications and sits on a range of advisory boards including Rocket Racing League (for which he was the Founding Advisor) and Signacert. Dr. Kloor served as Science Advisor to the famed X Prize organization, and has worked in advancing science literacy to the public for over 20 years.

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The Chaperone Trailer Starring Triple H

The Chaperone is an upcoming comedy film starring Paul Levesque (Triple H), Kevin Corrigan, José Zúñiga, Kevin Rankin, Enrico Colantoni and Israel Boussard.

Ray Bradstone (Levesque) is the best wheel man in the business, but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (Winter), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (Gish). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Corrigan), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a chaperone for Sally's school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to the Museum of Natural History in New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally's class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.

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Here is the press release and synopsis of the film:

WWE® SUPERSTAR TRIPLE H® CHAPERONES
WWE STUDIOS’ LATEST COMEDY

– “The Chaperone” Also Stars Kevin Corrigan, Ariel Winter, and Annabeth Gish –

STAMFORD, Conn., June 7, 2010– WWE Studios announced today that actors Kevin Corrigan (“American Gangster”), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) and Annabeth Gish (“The West Wing”) have joined WWE® Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque (“Blade: Trinity”) in the cast of the studios’ upcoming comedy, “The Chaperone.” The film will begin principal photography today in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stephen Herek will direct the film from a screenplay by playwright S.J. Roth. “The Chaperone” is produced by WWE Studios Executive Vice President Michael Pavone and executive produced by WWE Studios Vice President David Calloway.

Ray Bradstone (PAUL “TRIPLE H” LEVESQUE) is the best “wheel man in the business,” but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (ARIEL WINTER), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (ANNABETH GISH). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (KEVIN CORRIGAN), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a “chaperone” for Sally’s school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to the Museum of Natural History in New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally’s class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.

WWE Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque is ex-con Ray Bradstone, a former getaway driver determined to turn his life around and establish a relationship with his estranged daughter Sally. Levesque is a thirteen-time World Champion. He debuted in 1995 with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. as Hunter Hearst-Helmsley™ and has become one of WWE’s most popular and successful Superstars of all time. Levesque has appeared in the film, “Blade: Trinity,” as a vampire enforcer and just finished filming WWE Studios’ “Inside Out” with Michael Rapaport, Parker Posey and Bruce Dern.

Ariel Winter portrays Ray’s teenage daughter, Sally, who wants nothing to do with her father after his release from prison. Winter currently stars as Alex Dunphy in the popular and critically acclaimed ABC series, “Modern Family.” She recently completed the films “Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega,” “Opposite Day” and “Duress.” Her other film credits include “Speed Racer,” and voice work for “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Afro Samurai: Resurrection,” “Horton Hears a Who!,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown” and “Curious George.”

Kevin Corrigan plays Phillip Larue, who pursues Ray after the botched bank robbery. A graduate of the Actors Studio, Corrigan is familiar to many for his roles in “American Gangster,” “The Departed,” “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express,” “True Romance,” “Goodfellas,” “Bad Boys,” and the 2009 Oscar-winning short, “The New Tenants.” His television credits include portraying slacker Eddie Finnerty in the series “Grounded for Life,” recurring roles on “Damages” and “Fringe,” and guest starring roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Californication.”

Annabeth Gish is Lynne, Ray’s former wife, who has moved on with her life. Gish most recently portrayed Eileen Caffee on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series, “Brotherhood.” Gish’s other credits include Elizabeth Bartlett Westin, the eldest daughter of President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) on “The West Wing” and as Special Agent Monica Reyes on “The X Files.” She made her film debut as a teenager in the 1986 film “Desert Bloom,” and went on to star in the films, “Mystic Pizza,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Nixon,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Double Jeopardy” and “The Celestine Prophecy.”

Director Stephen Herek made his debut as the writer-director of the feature film “Critters.” He also directed the blockbuster “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” as well as the films, “The Three Musketeers,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “101 Dalmatians,” “Holy Man” and “Rock Star.”

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New Pictures From X-Men First Class

The LATimes brings us three new exclusive photos from the upcoming X-Men Fist Class film. The movie posters promise that “X-Men: First Class” will be released June 3, but on Tuesday cameras were still rolling on the Fox film’s set and director Matthew Vaughn, making his biggest major studio feature film to date, sounded like a man running out of time. “I’m at that stage where I feel like a boxer against the ropes,” the director said as his crew prepared for the next shot on a location set in Long Beach. “I’m just throwing punches and taking them as they come and making sure I don’t hit the canvas.”

In the pages of Marvel Comics, the X-Men have been the ultimate outsiders for decades — even other superheroes view the strange mutant crew with mistrust, prejudice and disdain. So it’s fitting that “First Class,” the fifth Hollywood adventure for the heroes, will arrive in theaters this summer with so much to prove and plenty of doubters. For the all-new cast (led by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender), the challenge is to replace the familiar faces of the franchise; for producer Bryan Singer, the challenge is to recapture the affection of comic-book movie fans; and for Vaughn, the challenge is, well, to actually finish making the film.

“We’re filming at the moment, we’ve a lot to get done,” said a weary Vaughn, whose credits include memorable but modest-grossing indie fare like “Kick-Ass” and “Layer Cake.” “I’ve never worked under such time pressure. The good thing about the independent world is I never even knew if I was going to get distribution. I’m used to finishing a film and then crossing your fingers that someone is going to like it. This is totally doing it the other way around. We’ve definitely got a release date and we’ve got to make it.”

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Vaughn is famous for firebrand candor and droll wit, and despite the hand-wringing right now among some Fox executives, the British filmmaker isn’t turning meek under the pressure. Asked if he’s concerned about the glut of superhero film competition this summer — with “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Green Lantern” and ”Thor” – Vaughn said that, if anything, it’s the other guys who should be nervous. “With ‘Green Lantern,’ I don’t know about that one, I couldn’t get my head around the trailer, to be honest … look, I will say the following: X-Men as a brand is bigger than Captain America, Thor and the Green Lantern, all put together.”


And that is the X factor that Fox is counting on. The four mutant-hero movies to date have pulled in $1.53 billion in worldwide box office, and even when the hard-core fans of the comics grumbled about the quality of some of the movies (as they did with the Brett Ratner’s 2006 installment “X-Men: The Last Stand”), many of them still bought their tickets just so they could join in the intense Internet debates. The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s apathy — and to date there has been no apathy when it comes to the X-Men characters that created a publishing bonanza for Marvel in the 1980s and 1990s.


“First Class” is being described as an origin story by the studio, and it is set in the 1960s, the same decade that artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee introduced the uncanny X-Men into the cosmic melodrama of their expanding Marvel universe. McAvoy is taking on the role of young Charles Xavier, the leader of the X-Men, and Fassbender is Erik Lehnsherr, the man who will become the evil mastermind Magneto. McAvoy and Fassbender are taking over movie roles originated by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, respectively, two esteemed actors who are practically revered among sci-fi and fantasy fans for their respective work in the ”Star Trek” and”The Lord of the Rings“ universes.

McAvoy has flipped between roles of art-house acclaim (“Atonement,” “The Last King of Scotland“) and work in special-effects blockbusters (the first ”Chronicles of Narnia” film, “Wanted“) and he said that Stewart’s work as the aged, bald and wheelchair-bound Xavier is something he views as a counterpoint, not as competition.

“This isn’t a reboot, so I’m not replacing anyone, in which case you might want to try to be as different as possible and stay away from what had been done before,” McAvoy said on Monday during a break from a rescue scene that required water-tank work. “This is a prequel, so I’m the same character, just younger, but the challenge for me – and for Michael — is to show the same person in a different place in their life; to show someone before they’re this bad guy, before they’re this saint. Charles wasn’t always a … monk, this selfless, sexless monk that he becomes.”

The plot of this film is still under wraps, but it presents a world where superpowered mutants are living in secret and don’t face the public scrutiny and prejudice that are central themes in the earlier films, which are primarily set in the modern day. The friendship of future foes Xavier and Lehnsherr is the heart of the film — Singer says the two have a common cause and different approaches and he even used the life trajectories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as a sort of shorthand for their veering paths. Despite rumors to the contrary, Vaughn said the movie will be the first X-Men film without the most famous face of the franchise, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and key characters such as Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey give way to new screen arrivals such as Emma Frost (January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) and Havok (Lucas Till).

“It is an excellent cast,” Singer said. He added that no one is more aware of the high-bar set by McKellen and Stewart. “I’m very sensitive to it. Michael Fassbinder and James McAvoy are two of the best actors working today and that was needed to fill those shoes. Short of digitally recreating Patrick and Ian in their 20s I cant think of anyone who would be more equipped for this than these two guys. The challenge of that is what attracted James, I’m sure of it. That’s why the guy who starred in ‘Atonement’ would want to play a comic-book character in the first place because it was a role established by a really fine actor.”

Singer directed the first two “X-Men” films — which many observers cite as the starting point of more sophisticated treatment of superheroes in cinema — and then left the franchise to direct “Superman Returns,” a movie that was, on paper, a commercial success but culturally and artistically failed to capture lightning in a bottle as the filmmaker had hoped. Now he’s returning as a producer for this “X-Men” installment and still hopes to direct another X-movie in the near future. He praised Vaughn’s vision and attention to detail and said the problems the production is now facing are merely intriguing challenges that will be overcome.

“The biggest challenge is introducing an audience to these characters in a different time – characters the audience is familiar with but now see played by younger actors and in a story taking place in a different time. We have to establish this universe. We had the challenge with the first ‘X-Men’ film, which came at a time when there were no comic-book movies [of this sort] and no template to launch from and yet you’ve got to do that. You have to put your characters out there and introduce them to a quizzical public that sort of recognizes them. But that very thing is the exciting part of it.”

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Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto

MSN scored an exclusive interview with Michael Fassbender who will be playing Magneto in the upcoming Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class'

One of the summer films that the fan community is the most curious about is "X-Men: First Class," which arrives in theaters June 3 and stars James McAvoy ("Wanted") as powerful telepath Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender ("Inglourious Basterds") as master of magnetism Erik Lehnsherr, two young mutants who join forces in the 1960s to make the world safer for their kind before they split apart and become, as Professor X and Magneto, bitter enemies. In other words, the film is a prequel to the three previous "X-Men" pictures (not counting "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), with McAvoy and Fassbender playing younger versions of the characters first established onscreen by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") and also stars January Jones ("Mad Men") as mutant vixen Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as the villainous Sebastian Shaw, Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone") as Mystique, Jason Flemyng as Azazel and many more in a story that pits Xavier and Magneto against the powerful evil of Shaw's Hellfire Club. No footage has been released from the movie yet, but thanks to 20th Century Fox, MSN is premiering a brand-new image from the film and presenting an exclusive interview with Michael Fassbender. We reached Fassbender via phone in New York, where he is preparing for a few more days' shooting on the film, to talk about taking on the role of one of the comic books' greatest anti-heroes.

What drew you to play this character and take on the challenge of assuming a role established by Ian McKellen?

MF- Hopefully I won't disappoint the fan base out there, because I know that what Ian McKellen did sort of latched onto a lot of imaginations and was very successful. But what drew me was the script and Matthew Vaughn and the fact that James McAvoy was going to be playing young Xavier. I thought it was a fresh take on the whole story. I've never been a big comic book enthusiast, but I thought it was an interesting concept to go back to when they were both friends and initially came together.

After you signed on for the role, did a box come in the mail packed with hundreds of "X-Men" comics for you to peruse?

Yes, it did, and I got knee-deep into them once I got involved. That was all my source material, because it's all there in the comic books in terms of a backstory and formulating the character. I did also watch the other films and took notes from those, but took most of my references from the comic books.

As someone coming to this from a sort of open perspective and not really being a fan, what did you learn about this character?

He's such a complex character, really, and the idea of him being a villain is interesting considering his history (Lehnsherr is a Holocaust survivor who lost his family in the camps, and later lost his wife and daughter) ... he's a very solitary individual, and the pain and grief that's gone on even before we meet him in this film is an interesting pool of information to draw from, in coming up with this Machiavellian character for whom the ends justified the means. You can see where he's coming from. Human beings don't have the greatest track record in what they've done throughout history, so his point of view is, "Well, we are the next stage of evolution -- (humans) are to us what Neanderthals were to Homo sapiens."

He's always been a fascinating character because he's not completely wrong, but thinks that everything he does is right, no matter what the cost.

He's an extremist, and that's always a dangerous place to be. By the time we leave him at the end of this movie, he's become very clear about what he wants and his decisions and his game plan.

Early word on the movie's story line draws parallels between Xavier and Lehnsherr and Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in terms of the methods they use to achieve their goals. Did that comparison come out for you while making the film?

You don't set out to play these things that way, but it's a good parallel to have in the back of one's mind, as something to take from real life as a reference. I didn't study any Malcolm X videos or anything like that. But it clarifies where both these characters are coming from. Hopefully by the end of the film, the audience is like, "Damn, why didn't these two guys stay together?" They have enough in common and not in common to keep each other in check, and hopefully the audience will feel like they could have worked together for the greater good.

The words "reboot" and "prequel" are thrown around so much these days, and are sometimes even used interchangeably. Is this a reboot of the entire "X-Men" franchise, or a true prequel where you could watch this and then sit down and watch the three earlier films and see a connection?

I think the fundamentals are the same. The main thread of the story is still the same. I don't really know how to answer the question because I haven't seen this one yet, so I haven't had a chance to watch it side by side with the other ones and see if they're relative to each other. Hopefully they are, I think, but also we want to do something fresh as well and open a whole new chapter with this without totally betraying what was laid down before.

One of the criticisms of "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) was that a lot of mutant characters were jammed into the film, introduced and then never developed. There are a lot of mutants in this film as well, but from your perspective are they handled better here?

The cool thing about this movie is that I think it does deal with each individual mutant, and the ones they've chosen are all very much individuals and unique personalities with unique gifts. What's interesting is that we've gone back to a period where the mutants don't know that there are other people out there like them. They just think they're freaks and outcasts from society ... all of these new characters are fearful of their gifts and uncomfortable and misplaced in society, so hopefully when they all sort of come together and realize they're not alone and feel more comfortable in their own skin, that's a discovery for all the characters that you experience.

The film is set in the '60s and Vaughn has said he wanted to capture a certain look -- specifically referencing the James Bond films of that era. He has also said that the costumes will be more like the comics' versions and not the black rubber look of the other "X-Men" films. Can you comment on both of those ideas?

There's a scene where they just sort of transformed this hall in London into Buenos Aires Airport, and I just looked around this mock airport and said to myself, "My God, I've just had a feeling of being in the '60s." From the colors to the costume designs to the production design itself, there's a sort of nostalgia in the air when you look around the room. It's just from my own perception of the '60s, and all that came with it in terms of the music and the fashions and so forth, but all of that comes across in the visual references that we all have. All of that is there to encapsulate the feeling of that era, for sure.

As for our costumes, we went back and forth on so many things. We added things that worked in the comics, took them away again, and stripped them down again. ... When it came to the Magneto suit, you know, there's various stages of what has been done with it, but you will have something that is traditional to the comics. There is a helmet (laughs), which is of course essential to keep Charlie-boy out of my head, and the colors are also kept traditional to the comics, that sort of red and purple. I don't know if I'm giving you too much, but I'll say it anyway (laughs).

Fans of the "X-Men" franchise were not completely happy with the way that the third film, "X-Men: The Last Stand," was handled, even though it was financially successful, and there were grumblings about the "Wolverine" film as well. Is there a sense that you've set out to earn back the fans' trust with this one?

I certainly hope so. My face is gonna be up there and my name is gonna be attached to it. I've got a lot of faith in Matthew, and everyone is very passionate and working very hard to earn back any trust that's waned a little bit from the last film.

This interview is one of the first of the early stages of prerelease publicity for the film, which has been kept very much under wraps until now. Any other thoughts that you want to get out there about the movie at this point?

Well, I just hope that this and some of the photos that are being released will whet the fans' appetites for the summer. Hopefully they'll be excited.

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Anne Hathaway & Tom Hardy Nab Roles In The Dark Knight Rises


Anne Hathaway has nabbed the coveted female lead opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

Warner Bros. made the announcement Wednesday morning.

The studio also revealed which character Tom Hardy, who joined the cast last fall, will play: Bane.
Bane, a man who spent his whole life in prison, was a test subject for a drug that gave him increased strength, although he also became addicted to that drug. As opposed to some of the more classic villains that have populated the Batman movies, Bane is a more recent creation (1993) and is best known for a story where he broke Batman’s back, leaving the hero a paraplegic.


“I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies,” Nolan said in a statement.

Hathaway was on the the list of actresses which tested for the role in recent weeks, along with Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley, as revealed by Heat Vision.

The test involved Christian Bale, who had to leave his National Board of Review in New York dinner early so he could catch a flight back to LA. to conduct.

The announcement didn’t actually name Hathaway’s character as Catwoman, which keeps in line with Nolan’s more grounded approach to the movie series.

Michelle Pfeiffer starred as Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

The character, as interpreted by Burton, was a meek secretary who becomes empowered after she is almost killed and left for dead.

Pfeiffer played her with a mix of repression and sensuality, with the character breaking out as a symbol of female empowerment and becoming a pop culture sensation.

In his interpretation, Nolan has been giving his characters a deeper and darker psychological edge.
Nolan and his team of writers (he wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonah Nolan, from a story by Nolan and David S. Goyer) have taken some inspiration for their take on Batman from the classic Batman: Year One storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, by way of asking, “What if the story continued?”
The Catwoman in Year One was a prostitute-dominatrix who helps Batman even as he inadvertently inspires her to don a costume and embark on a life of crime.

Warner gave no indication if this was Nolan’s take on the character.

Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriweather played Catwoman opposite Adam West in the Batman TV show while Halle Berry portrayed the character in the failed 2004 spin-off movie.

The movie is looking at a May start, with shooting to take place in London and Los Angeles, It’s slated for release on July 20, 2012..

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

X-Men First Class Official Picture

Here is the first Official photo of the cast from the upcoming Matthew Vaughn film, X-Men First Class. Looks like a bad Photoshop but the image was released on MSN so I am hoping it is legit.

The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Zoe Kravitz, and Bill Bilner.

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Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class:

The film stars James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier: Leader and founder of the X-Men and one of Magneto's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams. Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr / Magneto: Leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants and one of Professor X's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams. Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw: Leader of a secret society bent on taking over the world called the Hellfire Club. January Jones as Emma Frost / White Queen: A mutant telepath who can also change her body into diamond form and member of the Hellfire Club. Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert: A scientist and an authority on genetic mutation and love interest of Charles Xavier. Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast: Beast is a former scientist who transformed into a frightening looking mutant, but is kind at heart. In the film X-Men: The Last Stand he is shown to turn out to be a political activist. Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique: A dangerous shapeshifting mutant. Oliver Platt as "The Man in Black": A character who is not a mutant. Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore: A mutant with insectoid physiology. Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee: An Irish mutant with the ability of sonic screaming. Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok: Cyclops' brother who has the ability to absorb cosmic energy blasts. Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin: A mutant with the power of "reactive evolution." Jason Flemyng as Azazel: Nightcrawler's father who has the ability to teleport. When asked if Hugh Jackman might appear as Wolverine, Bryan Singer only shrugged.

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"Mother's Day" Remake Trailer

Bloody Disgusting found the trailer for the upcoming remake of Mother's Day. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name. This is not the official trailer but according to the site it is a German(?) sales promo used at last November's AFM.

The film stars Lyriq Bent, Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore and Rebecca De Mornay.


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Mother's Day 1980 trailer



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True Blood Season 4 Teaser Trailer

HBO has released the very first True Blood season-four teaser trailer (when we call it a teaser, we MEAN it), and that has us strangely excited—which makes us think it must be a spell. After all, the 27-second spot does warn us that it must be the season of the witch!

Last summer, season three left us completely agape with an ending that had everyone's favorite barmaid, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), breaking up with vampire hotties Bill (Steven Moyer) AND Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and vanishing into the faerie world. So we're naturally curious as to how this will pan out for our favourite Bon Temps characters.

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But for those who have read the book on which season four is based (which would be Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris) the real questions are [spoiler alert]:

Will Sookie find an amnesiac and very naked Eric running by the side of the road (courtesy of a witch's spell)? Will the two finally be getting it on in that shower? Will they become a couple? Will Bill try to win back his Sookehhh, and will Sam have more erotic dreams about Bill?

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DVD Tuesday Information For 1/18/11

It's Tuesday, so that means it's DVD Tuesday Y'all. Heres all the latest info regarding the new DVD releases. Remember to click on THE VIRGINITY HIT DVD link to winner your free copy of the film. So I hope you enjoy.


Buried

Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time - fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

The Film Stars Ryan Reynolds



TAKERS

TAKERS revolves around a notorious group of criminals who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case.

It features an ensemble cast that includes Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, T.I., Jay Hernandez, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen and Zoë Saldaña.



Animal Kingdom

This dark Australian drama wastes no time shocking its audience with the breezy way it handles bleak material. A woman, overdosed on heroin, sits crumpled on a couch as paramedics try to revive her. But her teenage son can't seem to peel himself away from the television. When his mother dies, J (James Frecheville) moves in with his estranged grandmother and meets the rest of his fearsome relatives: four uncles, who demonstrate varying degrees of depravity. J finds the group in crisis, as vigilante police officers have begun murdering suspected criminals. The dirty cops have his new family in their sights. The story emphasizing on banal, everyday life. In one scene, Uncle Baz (Joel Edgerton) teaches his nephew the proper technique for washing his hands after a bathroom visit, while in another, a dirty cop talks about taking his kids to soccer practice. This is business as usual. Contains violence, strong language and drug use.

Starring-Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton
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Stone

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Oscar® nominee Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran (“The Painted Veil,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and written by Angus McLachlan (“Junebug”). As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both. Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film’s superb ensemble features Milla Jovovich (“The Fifth Element”) as Lucetta, Stone’s sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”) as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse. Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.

Starring- Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich


THE VIRGINITY HIT

From the guys behind Step Brothers comes THE VIRGINITY HIT, an outrageous mockumentary about trying to lose your virginity while the whole world watches. The Virginity Hit was produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, and directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland.

It stars Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, Justin Kline and Nicole Weaver.

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