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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Release Date Pushed Up To June 29th

Paramount has bumped up the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon from July 1 to June 29.

Shia LaBeouf stars alongside returning cast members Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel, and franchise newcomers Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Patrick Dempsey.


Insiders say the plan was always to move the film from the Friday slot to a Wednesday opening.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the first film in the series to be shot in 3D, which director Michael Bay says was "fun" to work with but "not easy."

Watch the new trailer HERE.

Bay unveiled 20 minutes of the action sequel Wednesday evening at a "3D: A Transforming Visual Art" event co-hosted by Paramount and The Hollywood Reporter. THR's Borys Kit called the footage "impressive," saying the film's prologue immediately sucks viewers in "with a big rush coming from the 3D."

Bay decided to make Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 3D at the urging of James Cameron. Most of the film was shot using Cameron-Pace Group’s 3D Fusion camera rigs, and Bay also worked with Avatar crew members.

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. The movie opens nationwide on July 1, 2011. © 2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.
HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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ANOTHER YEAR DVD Available On June 7th, 2011

On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present the official assets for ANOTHER YEAR which will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.

Over the course of an eventful year, a long-married couple brightens the lives of their family and friends through a winning combination of love, wisdom and the gift of hope in this critically acclaimed slice of life from master filmmaker Mike Leigh.

SYNOPSIS:
From seven-time Oscar® nominee Mike Leigh comes this critically acclaimed slice of life starring Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001), Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen. A happy couple for over thirty years, Tom (Broadbent) and Gerri (Sheen) act as a steady anchor to their unmarried circle of family and friends. But as the seasons change and another year passes, Tom and Gerri’s support is put to the test in this masterful look at life, love and the meaning of friendship.

Special Features Include:
- Commentary with Director Mike Leigh & Actress Lesley Manville
- The Making of Another Year
- The Mike Leigh Method

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The WolfPack Is Back. The Hangover 2 Featurette

The Wolfpack is set to return to theaters on May 26th, and today we get a behind the scene featurette from The Hangover II giving us access to some hilarious footage.

The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong with Todd Phillips directing.

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Synopsis:

The Hangover Part II is director Todd Phillips' follow-up to 2009's smash hit "The Hangover," which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time and also won the Golden Globe for Best Film - Comedy or Musical. Reprising their roles from "The Hangover," Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film. Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong and Mike Tyson also rejoin the cast. In "The Hangover Part II," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

The film will be released on May 26th.

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Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides Movie Review
By: SandwichJohn

Let's start this review by saying Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides was better then Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Which isn't really saying much.

Looks like this film did fall into the fourth film curse. Read the article HERE. I truly hope that they don't make another film in this franchise, but rumors have it more are on the way in the near future.

I wasn't jumping out of my seat to see this film in the first place, but I had to do a review on the film and my oldest wanted to go, so what is a Dad to say. Gitty up, let's go see the movie.


Spoiler Alert 
From the opening of the film, you get the feeling that this movie is just going to be slow. We first see Jack Sparrow in London where he is to sentenced to death by hanging. But when Jack Sparrow is unhooded it is none other then his first mate Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and the mysterious Judge who is residing over the case is non other then, Yup, Jack Sparrow.


What do you think happens? You guessed right, they both escape.  The action sequence just felt tired and boring. See if you catch Judi Dench in the chase scene.  Everything we see has been done before. After a long drawn out chase sequence Jack and Gibbs are finally caught and brought in front of King George II, and a privateer who is working for the king,n Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush.) Yeah it only gets worse. He escapes again and some how reunites with his father Captain Teague (Keith Richards). What else is a father to do when he sees his son? Give him some advice about the Fountain of Youth


It is then that Jack meets his impostor Angelica (Penélope Cruz), sorry she didn't do it for me at all. She is a former lover of Jack's from back in the days. Jack falls for the banana in the tail pipe and is drugged and taken aboard Queen Anne's Revenge, who is under the command of Blackbeard (Ian McShane.)


We learn that Blackbeard is Angelica father and wants Jack to show them the way to Fountain of Youth. The reason that the cruel and vicious Blackbeard wants to get to the Fountain of Youth is to save his life. It has been revealed that he will be killed by a man with one wooden leg. You will be able to figure that out quite soon.


Angelica reveals that there is a ritual that must take place before one can gain the powers of the fountain. Ponce de León's two silver chalices and a mermaid's tear (yes one single tear), the person who drinks the chalices with the tear will have their life lengthen and the other person is just shit our of luck.


So what's next but to go on a fishing trip to capture the mermaids. Off to Whitecap Bay. It's Mermaid catching time. They would have been better off hiring Sig Hansen and the crew from the Northwestern to catch these ladies. (Let's see how many people get this reference) These are not the mermaids we have seen from Disney before, don't be fooled none of them are like Ariel. The ladies are SEXY. The ship is attacked by vampire looking mermaids and that was that. One lucky mermaid was caught and later named Syrena (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) by missionary Philip Swift (Sam Claflin). Now this is when I should have walked out. Religion in a Pirates movie, I just started to shake my head.


Not sure if I can go on. I am still shaking my head. Pause Time for a drink of Rum. (Not really a screwdriver with vodka from a plastic bottle sounds better.) If you know me then you'll understand.


Feeling better maybe this review will turn around now.


What does a man have to do to make a mermaid cry? Cut the throat of one she has made a bond within 30 minutes of meeting him. Who would have known that Syrena didn't have a heart. No tears for him. But eventually a tear is shed, not going to give this away.

Blackbeard sends Jack off to Ponce de León's ship to retrieve the two silver chalices. But who is there waiting for him but Barbossa, Gibbs,and a few English soldiers. And to find out that the chalices were taken by the The Spanish.


Once every arrives at the party called The Fountain Of Youth, they learn that it is a trap set up by Jack and Barbossa. A long boring drawn out battle happens. Nothing we haven't seen in the last three movies. And what else, the Spaniards arrive to save the day for GOD. Shaking head again. Religion in a Pirates movie, Yes.


Another thing I couldn't sit through the credit but I am told something is revealed after they run.

Hard on the movie, yes. We all know this movie is going to make a bundle of cash over the next few weeks, but I really feel that the movie is a matinée movie.

5 sandwiches out of 10

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Tom Hardy As Bane From THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Here is your first official picture from Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. The image that you see is Tom Hardy as Bane.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES websites. At both TheDarkKnightRises.com and TheDarkKnightRises.WarnerBros.com. There’s no content yet, pitch black page but.. if you click on the page, it would take you to the sound file where you can hear crowd chanting. Sounds like they’re at a protest rally or a sports arena.

Overall, this is a brilliant campaign: Baffle your diehard fans enough that they’ll devote time and energy to cracking the code, setting off a viral avalanche of interest as people share their discovery across social networks.

SuperHeroHype Forums member ‘Riskproduction’ figured out that the chanting in the audio says “#thefirerises”, I guess that’s where we’ll tweet when there’s a TDKR topic ..and there is now a Twitter.com/TheFireRises account!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

TITANIC To Return In 3D On APRIL 6, 2012

PARAMOUNT PICTURES, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT TO SET SAIL AGAIN WITH JAMES CAMERON’S OSCAR-WINNING “TITANIC” WITH A WORLDWIDE 3D RE-RELEASE ON APRIL 6, 2012

Movie’s Re-Release to Coincide With the Centennial of the Ship’s Sailing

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 19, 2011) – Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment jointly announced today that James Cameron’s “TITANIC” will be re-released worldwide on April 6, 2012.

The release, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th), will present the film in 3D for the first time ever…

Written, directed and produced by Cameron, “TITANIC” is the second highest grossing movie of all time. It is one of only three films to have received a record 11 Academy AwardsÒ including Best Picture and Best Director; and launched the careers of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

“A spectacular demonstration of what modern technology can contribute to dramatic storytelling” by Variety upon its release in 1997, the long in the works 3D conversion is being overseen by Cameron and his Lightstorm producing partner Jon Landau who produced the hit movie.

Said Cameron, “There’s a whole generation that’s never seen ‘TITANIC’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘TITANIC’ as you’ve never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike.”

“This new presentation of Paramount’s top-grossing film is particularly special because 2012 is the 100th anniversary of our studio. Paramount has had the pleasure of introducing audiences to some of the all-time classics of cinema during that century of moviemaking and we cannot think of a better way to mark the occasion than with this re-release of ‘Titanic’,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.

Commented Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman: “Our 30-plus year relationship with Jim Cameron and Lightstorm has been enormously rewarding, from ‘Aliens’ to ‘Avatar’, and the global phenomenon of ‘Titanic’ remains one of the greatest sources of pride in our history. We are pleased to allow a new generation of audiences to experience the film in its brilliant digital restoration in 3D.”

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

About Twentieth Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox International Productions.

About Lightstorm Entertainment
Lightstorm Entertainment is a film production company founded by Academy AwardÒ winning filmmakers James Cameron and film producer Jon Landau. The company has produced blockbuster hits including “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “True Lies,” as well the Academy AwardÒ winning “Titanic” and most recently “Avatar,” which stands at the biggest grossing movie of all time.

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Green Lantern Trailer For Dummies

Here is a new Green Lantern trailer that is made for someone who knows nothing about the history of the character or about the mythology.

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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.

The film also stars Blake Lively (upcoming “The Town,” TV’s “Gossip Girl”) as the spirited Carol Ferris, a test pilot and the heir apparent to her father’s aviation company; Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education,” “Flightplan”) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) as Sinestro, Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps; Jay O. Sanders (“Revolutionary Road”) as Carl Ferris, Carol’s aircraft designer dad; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Abin Sur, Jordan’s alien predecessor; Taika Waititi (TV’s “The Flight of the Conchords”) as flight navigator Tom Kalmaku, Hal’s good friend and confidante; Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as enigmatic government scientist Amanda Waller; and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as Hector’s influential father, Senator Robert Hammond.

The film is being produced by Donald De Line (“The Italian Job”) and Greg Berlanti (upcoming “Life As We Know It”). Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. Geoff Johns and Lucienne Papon are co-producing.

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Vin Diesel To Star In The Machine

Hot off of Fast Five, Vin Diesel has come aboard to star and produce The Machine, an action comedy from MGM.

While MGM’s reputation around town is that of a remake factory, mining its library, Machine is an original project coming from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the writers of Night at the Museum who also worked with Diesel on his action comedy The Pacifier.

According to MGM, Diesel will play “a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world's first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, The Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring him.

The project has no director but MGM says its eying a fall start.

With the massive success of Fast Five -- $458 million worldwide and counting – many of the cast of the Universal movie are finding themselves back in the spotlight. Diesel’s acting career was scorching in the early 2000s with movies such as Fast and the Furious, XXX, Pitch Black and Pacifier, but had cooled down in the second half of the decade.

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Rumor:Thor 2 Villains Maybe Revealed

With THOR ruleing the box office the past two weeks it was only a matter of time before we heard news of a sqeal to the film.

Cinemablend has reported that their source said that they’ve already begun kicking around story ideas for the sequel with the hope that they’ll have it ready and in theaters in the same year as Iron Man 3, in 2013. That fits the pattern we’re seeing this summer, with both Thor and Captain America hitting theaters in the same year.

Thor 2 project is still in very early stages and they don’t expect to start actually writing the script until the end of the year, internally producers are kicking around possible villains. In contention to face off against Thor are two characters named The Enchantress and The Executioner.

In Marvel Comics lore The Enchantress is a powerful Asgard sorceress named Amora. In the comics her first appearance involved an attempt to take out Thor’s love interest in order to have him all to herself. That notion seems to fit pretty well with where the first movie left us. When last we saw him Thor was pining for, and obviously head over heels in love with, Natalie Portman’s Jane. Eventually he’ll have to bring her to court, and that’s going to piss a lot of Asgardians off. Loki could figure in here, if Tom Hiddleston’s character returns, since in the comics he helps Amora seduce Thor.

The Executioner is a character closely tied to The Enchantress. He’s in love with her, and she manipulates him into doing her dirty work. He’s a warrior and easily manipulated. Toying with him could be fun for Loki too.

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Summer Blockbuster's Trailer Mash-Up

This mash-up via addictomovie is just amazing how someone can put the time and effort into making this trailer. It features all the upcoming Summer Blockbuster films with the exception of Limitless that came out earlier this year.


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Lists of films :
Captain America
Conan the Barbarian
Cowboys and Aliens
Harry Potter 7 part 2
The Devil's Double
Green Lantern
The Hangover 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Limitless
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Priest
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
Transformers 3
The Troll Hunter
X-Men First Class

Watch them in theaters this Summer.

Audio Copyright :
"Veni Vidi Vici" and "Brain Mismatch" by Audiomachine.
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RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage

TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle.


Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.


Savage was 58.

Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh." Savage was so popular, he became the spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid '90s ... and became virtually synonymous with the brand.

UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."

Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.

Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.

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3D-Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer

Here is the new trailer from the upcoming film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, that will be shown in front of  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D.


I am pretty excited for this film to come out and I like what I have seen in the trailers that have been released. In this trailer we get some extra footage not seen anywhere else.

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When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. The movie opens nationwide on July 1, 2011. © 2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.
HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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Tom Cruise To Star In "Oblivion"

Tom Cruise has committed to star for Universal Pictures in Oblivion, the science fiction film that will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who last helmed Tron: Legacy. Production will begin in October. Cruise had been loosely attached to the Radical Publishing graphic novel adaptation when Disney let it go and Universal committed to finance and distribute the $100 million film, which came with a William Monahan script that was being rewritten by Karl Gajdusek. Kosinski hatched the idea for the project and set it to be published by Barry Levine's graphic novel imprint as a calling card for a movie when Kosinski was busy for so long directing Tron: Legacy, which topped out at $400 million worldwide gross.


Disney acquired the graphic novel in a heated auction last summer, and Universal was one of the studios that also chased it. It takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. Cruise will play a soldier who's stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view. Disney allowed Kosinski to shop it because it didn't fit its family-film mold and attempts to rein it in to a PG rating was creatively strangling the project. It will be PG-13.

Cruise has just begun shooting the Adam Shankman-directed Rock of Ages, the adaptation of the Broadway musical for New Line. Cruise plays the decadent rocker Stacee Jaxx, and gets to belt out the Bon Jovi hit Wanted Dead or Alive and duet with Malin Akerman on the Foreigner hit I Want to Know What Love Is. Cruise will follow with Oblivion. Less clear is what happens after that. Cruise had been mentioned as circling Pacific Rim, the Legendary Pictures-hatched monster movie that will be directed by Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro expected to be working with Cruise at Universal this year on At the Mountains of Madness, but the studio put the brakes on that adaptation of the HP Lovecraft horror tale because the film has its R-rating. While del Toro and Cruise could wind up making Pacific Rim at year's end, the actor's participation in that one isn't certain, though they are talking. CAA-repped Cruise's next film is Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the Brad Bird-directed fourth installment of the Paramount Pictures series that opens Dec. 16. Cruise is also in the center of a script pitch by Crazy, Stupid, Love scribe Dan Fogelman that sold to Warner Bros last month in a bidding battle. Cruise will play a politician whose pristine reputation is shattered when he gets caught having an affair. With his reputation in tatters, the pol retreats to his hometown to lick his wounds, repair relationships and confront his past. Talk about a timely premise.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Olivia Munn Lands A Role In Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Drama

Olivia Munn has found life after Perfect Couples' cancellation: the actress has joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama at HBO.

The project, tentatively titled More as the Story Develops, revolves around Will (Jeff Daniels), the co-anchor of a cable news show who must contend with a new team after his fellow host lands a new gig and takes most of his staff with him.


Munn will play Sloan, one of the "new breed" of sexy financial analysts with a show on Will's network.

Daniels’ role was originally written as a fortysomething and marks his first regular series TV gig.


I had the chance to interview Munn a few years ago and I gotta say she is one of the sexiest and friendliest person I have met. And hell she is a half breed like me and use to live in Japan the same time I did.

Alan Poul (Six Feet Under) recently joined the drama project as an executive producer alongside Sorkin and Scott Rudin (The Social Network), and will direct episodes should the pilot go to series.

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Jennifer Lawrence As Katniss Everdeen In The Hunger Games

Today we have the first images of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming film The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is an upcoming film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.


The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks.


The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012

In the remains of North America lies the country of Panem, where there are 12 districts that must choose one girl and one boy between the ages of 12 to 18 to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death in an arena on live television as punishment for the 'Dark Days' when the 12 districts rebelled together against the country's government, the Capitol. When 16 year old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to takes her sister Prim's (Willow Shields) place in the Games, she will leave behind her family and her friend Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), meet her fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), and be pitted against other tributes from fellow districts who have trained for this their whole life. Katniss must try her hardest to do the unthinkable—win the Hunger Games.

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Schwarzenegger's 'Governator' Is Terminated

Looks like when it rains it pours. TMZ is reporting Schwarzenegger's animated project "Governator" is on a holding pattern.

"In light of recent events, A Squared Entertainment, POW, Stan Lee Comics, and Archie Comics, have chosen to not go forward with the Governator project."

The official announcement comes just a few hours after Schwarzenegger said he was putting all his future acting gigs in a holding pattern.

The rep would not specify if the project is completely dead or just postponed until Arnold's personal issues blow over.

One potential problem was the show's plot ... Arnold's character was supposed to fight crime with the help of his wife Maria and their four kids.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Career On Hold

If you had any hopes of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in any films in the near future you can Cry Mucho. The Terminator's people issued this statement. If you don't know why this has come about, Watch the NEWS.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting his acting career on hold while he focuses on his personal life, according to a statement released by his entertainment advisors.

"At the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger we asked Creative Artists Agency to inform all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated to stop planning until further notice," said Patrick Knapp, entertainment counsel to Schwarzenegger. "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."

A bidding war took place at Cannes, France, last week to make two more installments of the "Terminator" franchise starring Schwarzenegger. And he signed to star in "Cry Macho," a dramatic turn that marks a departure from his action-hero roles. In the film, Schwarzenegger will play a horse breeder who wins the Kentucky Derby but descends into alcoholism and depression after his family is killed.

The film is being produced by Oscar winner Albert Ruddy, and Schwarzenegger will earn a reported $12.5 million for the lead role and take home 25% of its profits. Just Tuesday, Ruddy told The Times the film is "A-OK" and scheduled to start shooting Aug. 24.

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CASTLE” HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL Coming Out Soon

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT & ABC STUDIOS ANNOUNCE “CASTLE” HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL is on it's way.

Now maybe we can actually see Nathan Fillion dress up as some of Marvel's classic superheroes. Or at least that's what we can hope for. I really don't see that happening.

Fans can get a first look at the upcoming graphic novel, when Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) reveals the cover on “Knockout,” the Season Finale of “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 16 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

CASTLE: RICHARD CASTLE’S DEADLY STORM is ON SALE SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Official press release:

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT & ABC STUDIOS ANNOUNCE “CASTLE” HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL

All New Original Graphic Novel Brings Star Studded Talent To World of ABC Primetime Hit Series

Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce C, an all-new hardcover graphic novel inspired by the popular “Castle” television series. This 112 page hardcover hits comic shops and bookstores everywhere on September 28th, 2011. Fans can get a first look at the upcoming graphic novel, when Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) reveals the cover on “Knockout,” the Season Finale of “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 16 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

When viewers first met Richard Castle, he had reached celebrity author status with the success of his Derrick Storm mystery novels. In an unprecedented collaborative effort between Marvel, ABC Studios and the producers of “Castle,” the adventures of Derrick Storm will be chronicled in an all new graphic novel from some of the most accomplished creators in the industry. “I am honored and humbled to see Derrick Storm join the ranks of some of the greatest heroes of all-time,” said Richard Castle. “Being a part of the Marvel family is a childhood fantasy come true for me.”

Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm brings together a star studded cast of the best creators in the industry, including co-writers Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain America And The Secret Avengers); interior artist Lan Medina (Fables); and cover artist Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk).

“We are incredibly excited to be partnering with marvel to bring Richard Castle’s early literary works to life,” said Andrew W. Marlowe, “Castle” creator/executive producer. “It’s a great way to expand the Castle universe for all our fans.”

The release of Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm marks the first adaptation, in any medium, of the Derrick Storm novels by New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle.

“It’s exciting to bring the Derrick Storm novels to life for the first time ever” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment Editor in Chief. “Whether you’re new to the world of ‘Castle’ or a long time fan, there’s something for everyone in Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm—and it’s the kind of book that reaffirms Marvel’s commitment to creating new fans of comic books.”

CASTLE: RICHARD CASTLE’S DEADLY STORM
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Art by LAN MEDINA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Rated T+…$19.99
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5327-6

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.

"Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm" hits shelves in September.

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IPHONE 5 Or iPhone 4S Out To All Carries?

IPHONE 5 will be released in September to all carries.Will the phone be supported by Sprint and  T-Mobile?.

Finally! After some lukewarm news surrounding iPhone 5 and its release date, we get some of the juiciest information so far. Forbes published a report stating that “iPhone 5″ is actually iPhone 4S and it will have an A5 chip, HSPA+ support!


“According to industry checks, the device should be called iPhone 4S and include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support”.

That was the first group of rumors which is really nothing we haven’t heard or predicted before. However, this is more of a breaking news to me:

But he also says that “industry checks indicate Apple will likely announce Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile as new carriers.”

From a business standpoint, the delay from Summer to Fall release gives Sprint and T-Mobile additional time to perfect their networks for the iOS arrival makes perfect sense.

From a consumer standpoint, it looks like the next iPhone will be an iPhone 3GS like upgrade in which well, it isn’t much of an upgrade save for a couple non life changing features. If said rumor becomes true, who among the 4 will you get it: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile?

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Can Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Over Come The 4th Curse?


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is crashing into theaters, and already has its work cut out for it: the last three films in the franchise were profitable, although the third got mixed reviews compared to the first two. But if history is any indication, On Stranger Tides has more to overcome: the fourth film in a sci-fi series has a long tradition of bombing, sometimes so hard that it blows up the entire franchise.

Here are 7 "fourth films" that brought their franchises to a new low.

Batman & Robin

Before Christopher Nolan took Batman to lofty heights with his series reboot, Batman was the star of several successful movies in the late 20th century. Batman, Batman Returns, and Batman Forever were received well both critically and at the box office, it was a no-brainer for Warner Bros. to commission a fourth film. Joel Schumacher was selected as director for his excellent work in Batman Forever. So everything looked like it was going smoothly. Warner Bros. liked the initial filming so much, they signed Schumacher on to do a fifth film.

Which is why they were blindsided when Batman & Robin opened to horrible reviews. It was so bad, it would often make movies in adjacent theaters seem worse, just by osmosis. Particularly bad was Arnold Schwarzenegger's portrayal of Mr. Freeze (which would turn out to be the only bad decision Arnold ever made). Instead of continuing the brooding, methodical thread that Tim Burton had established in the first two Batmans, Batman & Robin was totally campy. The film received 11 nominations at the annual Razzie awards for awful filmmaking.

Not even turning a profit could save the series, as Warner Bros. canceled production for the fifth film. Note that Robin hasn't made an appearance in either of the Christopher Nolan reboots. Hopefully there is an unemployment line for useless sidekicks.



Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Nineteen years after the third Indiana Jones movie, George Lucas decided his boat needed an extra island or two to dock at, so he made Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Lucas was not known for brilliant screenwriting at this point in his career, so it's no surprise that this film fell flat.

Hey, it made a lot of money and provided some of the thrills of the original series. So we can't knock it too hard. But it also won the Razzie for worst sequel and had an entire South Park episode devoted to how Steven Spielberg and Lucas mucked up the franchise with this film. The steaming hatred for this film is always an undercurrent to any flow of box office money, unlike with the first three beloved films.



Alien: Resurrection

Another fourth film which ended the film series, Alien: Resurrection had issues. Then-screenwriter Joss Whedon said that producers did "everything wrong with his script. Several producers were concerned that making a fourth Alien film would taint the franchise. Reviewer Jeffrey Overstreet said "It's time they quit killing the aliens, and just killed the Alien series altogether. " In fact, plans were scrapped for a fifth alien film.

In adamant denial that character development is ever necessary in a horror film, the series was rebooted in the form of Alien vs. Predator. Alien vs. Predator went on to provide an awful fourth film for a different series.



Terminator Salvation

After three successful films with Arnold Schwarzenegger, some company said, "Hey, let's buy the rights and make a fourth film. Even though we can't use Schwarzenegger!" After a long negotiation, rights to the film franchise changed hands and work was started on what was expected to be the first of a second trilogy of films.

Shockingly, removing the iconic Terminator actor from a film called Terminator isn't a great way to start a new trilogy. The film did well enough at the box office, but was universally panned. As usual, the fourth film proved to be a stopping point, as the film company which made Salvation went bankrupt and won't pursue the trilogy. We keep rewatching Terminator Salvation, convinced that sooner or later, Arnold Schwarzenegger will hop into the film and announce he is from the future to save bad films.


Star Wars: Episode One—The Phantom Menace

So, there was like some trilogy called Star Wars or something, and we hear it has a handful of devoted fans. Which is why many were disappointed when the first film of the second trilogy was kind of flat. "Kind of flat" isn't our quote, it's from the film's own star Ewen McGregor. The odd, stilted dialogue and weird characters like Jar Jar Binks put off longtime fans of the film.

Although the film itself wasn't that bad, the disappointment of not filling the huge shoes of previous films resonated through the media. The Phantom Menace received seven Razzie awards. As a fourth film, it definitely took a lot of steam out of this cherished franchise. The Phantom Menace had a hard road to travel: it had to be entertaining and set the foundation for the trilogy prequel to Star Wars. That's kind of like saying, "OK, this Empire State Building is great. Now let's put 120 floors under this current building."


Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

Predator was a hugely popular film series, and the third series on this list to have Arnold Schwarzenegger in at least one film. Seems like Arnold is always getting way busier than he should be. After the success of Predator and Predator 2, a reboot tie-in series was suggested. Not unlike Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man, Alien vs. Predator was pretty successful. Then, they made the fourth Predator film, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, and kissed the series goodbye. After Requiem, producers went back to making Predator films.

Requiem opened to abysmal reviews. It still made money based on fans wanting a December action flick, but there aren't plans to make another AvP film. Yet again, the fourth film was the penny on the tracks that derailed the series.


Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Where to begin with this awful excuse for a movie? For starters, Superman III had turned a lot of fans off from the series. It was wildly successful at the box office, but the comedy slant had Christopher Reeve concerned. With all involved parties reluctant to make a fourth film, a new production company stepped in. To twist Reeve's arm, they promised him they would produce any project he wanted, in exchange for appearing in Superman IV.

Superman IV was terrible. The budget was too small, forcing the director to cut corners at every possible opportunity. The film did quite poorly at the box office, and critics rightfully hated on its lousy special effects.

What younger generations may not know is that the special effects weren't that bad: a lot of people in the 1980s had really visible auras. Just like how life in the 1950s was so black-and-white.

So, why is it that the fourth film in a sci-fi series is so frequently a stinker? The simple answer is that sequels, by nature, get successively worse. So by the time a franchise is into its forth film, the series is often practically limping along. However, another reason is because human storytelling is best done in three acts.

We all know what a series of three films is called, but what is a series of four? We don't know, it happens so rarely. So, usually, the fourth film is the first to break out of the pre-planned story for the previous trilogy. Such diversion from the established story is definitely ripe with potential for alienating fans like a kiss from a facehugger.

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ELVIRA’S Back With DOUBLE-FEATURE DVDS

“THE QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN IS BACK ” WITH A HORRIFIC NEW LINE OF DOUBLE-FEATURE DVDS FEATURING SOME OF THE GREATEST B-MOVIE CLASSICS OF ALL TIME!


ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE™: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD & I EAT YOUR SKIN

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ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE™: THE SATANIC RIGHTS OF DRACULA &
THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON

Street Date: June 14, 2011
DVD SRP: $14.98srp ea.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Following the nationally-syndicated re-launch of the series that made her a worldwide icon, Elvira is back with a new line of double feature DVDs, featuring the “Mistress of the Dark” hosting some of the “greatest” B-movie classics of all time! Each DVD, priced at a terrifyingly collectible $14.98srp, includes two fright-fests digitally remastered for optimal shocks.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD & I EAT YOUR SKIN

Zombies have never been hotter, and this DVD highlights two undead classics including the legendary genre-spawner from George Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Survival of the Dead) and one of Elvira’s all-time favorite zombie flicks. Called “a genuine cultural phenomenon” by Entertainment Weekly, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) gave shocking birth to the modern horror movie. When radiation from a fallen satellite causes the dead to reanimate with a hunger for human flesh, a group of survivors holes up in a Pennsylvania farmhouse and attempts to fend off the undead onslaught in this tense film Hatchet director Adam Green calls “one of the most terrifying movies ever made”. In I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964), a cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Though uninterested in this discovery, he’s forced by his employer to create an army of the creatures in order to conquer the world in this 1964 classic called “fascinating…in a so-bad-it’s-good way” by the Zombie Movie Guide.

THE SATANIC RIGHTS OF DRACULA & THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON

Hammer’s final Dracula film starring Christopher Lee (Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings) and Peter Cushing (Star Wars, “Sherlock Holmes”) meets Oscar® nominee Dean Stockwell (Blue Velvet, The Manchurian Candidate) in the world’s first ever political werewolf film in this MOVIE MACABRE™ soon-to-be DVD classic! In THE SATANIC RIGHTS OF DRACULA (1973), Scotland Yard investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism in London, so they call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It soon becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, and secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. Lee and Cushing are joined by Freddie Jones (Dune, The Elephant Man) and Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”, Ella Enchanted) in a bloody good flick. Oscar®-nominee Stockwell stars in THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON (1973), about a reporter who has an affair with the daughter of the President and is send to Hungary, where he’s bitten by a werewolf. Soon, after being transferred back to Washington with a job as press assistant to the President, bodies start turning up in D.C. in this toothsome chiller.

As synonymous with Halloween as Santa Claus is with Christmas , Elvira has carved out a niche in popular American culture and ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE will assure that the “Mistress of the Dark” is the quintessential symbol of all things spooky for decades to come.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE™:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD & I EAT YOUR SKIN

Type: DVD
Catalog #: EOE-DV-6975
Running Time: 184 minutes
Genre: Horror
Rated: n/r
Aspect Ratio: 4 x 3
Audio: Dolby Digital W/ English SDH Subtitles

ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE™:
THE SATANIC RIGHTS OF DRACULA & THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON

Type: DVD
Catalog #: EOE-DV-6976
Running Time: 187 minutes
Genre: Horror
Rated: n/r
Aspect Ratio: 4 x 3
Audio: Dolby Digital W/ English SDH Subtitles

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