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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom Movie Review One Of The Best Films Of The Year

Moonrise Kingdom Movie Review
By: Matt C

Moonrise Kingdom is uniquely quirky, captivating, and one of best the films of the year.


The central theme to Moonrise Kingdom is the danger inherent in labeling certain elements of society as strange or even dangerous without looking a little deeper. Yet the film is so much more than a simple soapbox statement: it's genuinely funny, incredibly honest about itself, existing in a world that feels both familiar and a little off center, much like its main characters. Set among the pine and maple trees on a fictitious 1965 New England island called New Penzance, two children (Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman) decide to run away, rejecting the small-town labels they've been given, and touching off a manhunt by the police and local scout master. The journey is the truly funny part, immersing the audience in a perfect mixture of droll humor and slapstick, starting with our Narrator (Bob Balaban, 2010) as he lists off the nature of the island and the massive storm which will sweep through in less than three days time. The premise seems ludicrous, that two children each under the age of 13 could survive and prosper on their own with three books, a record player, a kitten, and some camping equipment. If you're thinking the same thing, then you're halfway to enjoying Moonrise, which prides itself on bending reality into something truly quirky. As the manhunt begins, we're introduced to Scout Master Ward (Ed Norton, Incredible Hulk) who mobilizes his small troop into action when Sam (Gilman) resigns from the company and makes a break for it. His letter to Ward is a series of funny quick edits of the words voiced over by Sam. Soon, police Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis, Pulp Fiction) joins the hunt, only to learn that Sam is an orphan who's recently been ditched by his foster family; the cutaway scene between Sharp, Ward, the phone operator, and the former foster family is hilarious and one of the film's best scenes. We soon learn that Sam is not the only one to reject society's harsh treatment, as Suzy (Hayward) joins him to make camp at a distant alcove of the island. As they dance, kiss, and sleep under the stars, we're reminded of our youth when we actually thought running away and hunting for our food was actually plausible (trust me, this recently happened in my other career so I know kids think it still has merit). As the storm arrives and floods the island, the adults (including Tilda Swinson, Harvey Keitel, and Bill Murray) must work together to save Sam and Suzy who by this time have become little versions of Romeo and Juliet.


Director Wes Anderson (Rushmore) paints beautiful brush strokes with such perfection that its fantasy world of bright colored wallpaper, chain smoking cub scout leaders, and highwater pants seems at once familiar and yet disjointed from our time. The film is truly self-aware, treating the audience to a play of sorts, complete with single shots, 360-degree views, and extreme closeups, which create almost a dollhouse feel to the early scenes with an overall effect that reminds one of Amelie. Such rich storytelling never offends with gratuitous violence, nudity, or even cuss words: its PG-13 rating is only due to the mature nature of the story. Even the music by Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech) seems perfectly suited to the tale, wrapping the listener in big orchestral pieces which come off as humorous compliments to the melancholia and deadpan of Anderson's world. But it's also the writer and producer Anderson who is on display, creating a brilliant script which seemingly only he could translate into such an effective work of art. His portrayal of marriage, belonging, and even self-identity never become preachy or tiresome, rather his hands-off approach allows the characters to breathe, thus gaining affection from the audience; so that when the boom hits (as it does in most Anderson films), the emotional power is felt that much more.


In a Summer season filled with slow motion explosions marching to rock music, half-naked women, and cheesy cliched dialogue, Moonrise Kingdom proves you can still make a unique product, and that great stories still exist to be told, even if some in society might label them as quirky and unpredictable. Much like Sam and Suzy, Moonrise deserves a deeper exploration, one that will reward the moviegoer with a truly unique experience. The film should do well at February's Oscars, provided that judges even remember to nominate it. Let's hope they do.


Moonrise Kingdom is rated PG-13 for mild sexual and adult situations.

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Sequel To Snow White And The Huntsman Being Written

Studios are relying heavily on sequels this summer, but the toughest thing to do is to introduce something new that launches a franchise. It looks like Universal has done that with Snow White And The Huntsman. I’m told that the studio is making all the moves that indicate another chapter is in the offing, and on a fast track.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Review By: Matt C

Universal commenced David Koepp to write the sequel script, which Deadline revealed in late April might happen. The studio is now talking with director Rupert Sanders about a return, after he made his feature directing debut on the first installment. Sanders is interested; he had a great time making the first movie. But unlike most first time directors, he doesn’t have to come back. That’s because Snow White And The Huntsman was sold in an auction by CAA that included a presentation by Sanders of how he was going to shoot the film. Sanders was part of the package, as was producer Joe Roth, and that gave the agency leverage to make a much better deal than a first timer usually gets. The filmmaker is in demand now, but he hasn’t chosen his next film and a sequel might well be it. I understand that the actors in the film have options for two sequels, so that part of the equation shouldn’t be too difficult.

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While there were plenty of potshots taken by journalists at Universal and its executives in expectation that Snow White and the Huntsman would suffer the same under-performing fate as Battleship, the film way outperformed its advance tracking for a $56 million opening weekend. It has continued to play during the week and has done $118 million worldwide. It still needs to perform in the next few grueling weeks, considering the film’s costs pegged at a reported $170 million, but there is an opportunity here to make a better film with the sequel. The first film got rushed when Relativity Media hired Julia Roberts and pressed ahead with Mirror Mirror. Relativity burned its bridges with Universal to rush out a film that wasn’t worth it, and Universal also hurried its film. Paying Koepp his fat fee (his franchise scripts include Spider-Man, Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible) indicates the studio will try to make the most of that opportunity, particularly with no reason to rush this time.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Lego The Movie Has Found It's Directors

Empire recently spoke to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directorial double act behind Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, about the latter's upcoming home release. And naturally their possible adaptation of the much-loved novel Carter Beats The Devil came up pretty swiftly... as did their work on Lego The Movie.

Talking about Carter Beats The Devil, Lord was keen to point out that "it’s very early. There’s a good script: we’ve read a lot of material since Jump Street, and this was the first thing that felt intriguing, and so we’re literally just starting to talk about it. We’re deep in the LEGO bunker right now, so when we come up for air in a couple of months’ time, we’ll get more serious talking about that could be."

Then began the Lego discussion. And the good news for fans of the Danish plastic bricks is that their plans for turning building blocks into cinematic building blocks are rather encouraging.

Where do you begin when you’re making a movie about something that’s such a huge part of people’s childhood?

Phil: Oh God, I know. All we do is violate people’s childhoods – we’ve made a career out of it. The thing that inspired us was the brick films that everybody makes online, just people in their basement using Lego to make crude stop motion clips, Star Wars and all that stuff. Our big idea was, “What if we gave millions of dollars to one of those people and let them make something?” And so that’s kind of what we’re writing through…

Chris: There’s actually quite a bit of participation that’s going to happen with the Lego community at large, so we’re trying to solicit as much assistance from everyone as possible. It's all because so much about this film is building things with people on the internet and we want as much of their influence on the movie as possible.

Ever tempted by full-stop motion or will it be fully CGI?

Phil: Well, it’ll be sort of both.

Chris: It’s going to end up being mostly CGI due to the fact that it would cost a billion dollars to make that with stop motion. The number of Lego bricks we’d need, and the amount of time required is... crazy. There’s a scene with a pirate ship on a Lego ocean, and the whole ocean is animated into Hokusai waves, all in bricks, and just doing one of those shots would take somebody a year and a million dollars worth of bricks. So for the purposes of economy, and for the movie to not come out in 2035, we’re going to do it mostly in CG, but it’ll all look as photo-real as if it was made in stop motion with actual Lego bricks.

Do you have anyone in mind as concerns voice talent? Is part of the trouble the fact that when people play with Lego, making up their own voices is part of the fun?

Chris: The truth is that there’s a lot of action in the movie, and one of the compelling things is watching them move without speaking. We’re hiring really amazing voice talent for the movie that’ll hopefully make it all work – you’ll still need to follow a specific character, so hopefully the diversity of the voice talent will make up for the fact that it’s no going to be always the voice in your head, you know?

Phil: We’re trying to grab a wide variety of people – no names as we’re not allowed to say just yet.

Will this be as crazy as the drug scenes in 21 Jump Street or more sedate than that?

Phil: This could be the craziest movie ever. Even crazier than having a melting ice cream for a head.

Chris: A melting ice cream head would be a tame shot for this movie.

Phil: It’s true, it really would be.

21 Jump Street is out on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 9. The as yet untitled Lego movie is set for a 2014 release.

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Emma Watson Could Star In "Noah"

Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky’s cast of Noah, which stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical ark builder. Watson is in discussions to play Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham.

Still to be cast is Noah’s wife–Jennifer Connelly is one of the actresses in contention–and Noah’s nemesis. The film’s being co-financed by Paramount and New Regency.

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WWE STUDIOS ACQUIRES INTERROGATION

WWE STUDIOS ACQUIRES SPEC SCRIPT INTERROGATION.

WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has secured the rights to Interrogation, a suspense thriller by Adam Rodin. With a bomb set to go off in Las Vegas on one of the busiest betting days of the year, the story focuses on a brilliant interrogator called in to question the prime suspect. As time runs out, we soon learn there’s an even bigger plan in place for both of them.

“Interrogation is a white-knuckle ride, filled with unexpected twists and turns,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “We are excited to begin work on Adam’s engaging screenplay.”

Adam Rodin was repped by Caren Bohrman at the Bohrman Agency. Bradley Buchanan, VP of Business and Legal Affairs and Richard Lowell, Senior Director of Development, negotiated on behalf of WWE Studios.

About WWE Studios

WWE Studios continues to strategically diversify its slate of films, which includes theatrical releases and direct-to-home premieres, under the guidance of President Michael Luisi. Upcoming films for WWE Studios include: Dead Man Down, which was co-financed with IM Global and will be distributed by FilmDistrict, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace and directed by Niels Arden Oplev; No One Lives, which was co-produced with Pathé Films, starring Luke Evans and WWE Superstar Brodus Clay™; and cult hit The Day, which was purchased at the Toronto Film Festival and will be distributed by Anchor Bay Films, starring Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell. In addition, WWE Studios has multipicture production deals set up with Lionsgate Films and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

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Damon Lindelof Brought In To Save World War Z

Screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in to save Paramount’s zombie movie World War Z.

Paramount Release Shakeup: Tom Cruise's 'One Shot' to Christmas; Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' to Summer
The big-budget movie starring Brad Pitt, who also is one of the producers, has been troubled. Its release has been pushed from December 2012 to June, 21 2013, and is awaiting significant reshoots. Lindelof, the Lost co-creator and co-author of Ridley Scott and Fox’s Prometheus, is said to be focusing on World War Z's third act. The production hopes to begin reshoots in September or October.

World War Z, based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, is intended to be a zombie picture with sociological and political overtones. It also stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), James Badge Dale and Anthony Mackie.

Marc Forster is directing the movie, which shot last year in various European locales.

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2 DAYS IN NEW YORK Poster And Release Date

Check out the official poster for 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK, starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock.

Marion and Mingus live cozily—perhaps too cozily—with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father (played by director Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus’s relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters...and no person is left unscathed in its wake.

Directed and cowritten by Delpy, 2 Days in New York is a deliciously witty romp. One of the pleasures of this follow-up film to 2 Days in Paris is the addition of Chris Rock, who—amid the Gallic mayhem—convincingly plays the straight man as Marion’s hipster American boyfriend. With great skill and energy, Delpy heightens cultural differences to comedic extremes but also manages to show that sometimes change is the best solution to a relationship that’s been pushed to its limit.

2 DAYS IN NEW YORK premieres on VOD July 6 and opens in theaters August 10, 2012.

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Prometheus Movie Review By Matt C

Prometheus Movie Review
By: Matt C

When you put a list together of the most influential directors of all time, Ridley Scott has to be near or at the top. Known for two of the greatest science fiction films of all time (Alien and Blade Runner), Scott created worlds far from each other, but both rooted in very similar and familiar principles. From the clean white walls of his starships, to the gritty, greasy, well-worn environment behind them, his universe is filled with the very real world ills of corporate greed and the despicable people tasked with running them. In many ways, he has envisioned a future that's more practical and possible than of Star Trek and Star Wars, but not one that's comfortable to watch. Other directors have followed suit, each with varying levels of success; in fact, one cannot list a science fiction film from the past 30 years that doesn't pay homage in some way to Scott's 'worn universe.' It's with this sort of impressive resume that Prometheus debuts, which finds us admiring the pretty scenery but wondering if the story is still in Cryo-Sleep.


To be clear, Prometheus is a prequel, telling us how the Aliens (known as Xenomorphs) were born. When Earth archaeologists Shaw (Noomi Rapace, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green,Brooklyn's Finest) discover evidence that several artifacts spread out across the planet contain a similar giant figure (called The Engineer) pointing to a constellation, the company Weiland Industries led by CEO and founder Peter Weiland (Guy Pearce, Memento) packs up those scientists and an odd mix of others onto the Prometheus and sends them to LV-223 to find the meaning of life. While not the harsh environment of Lt. Ellen Ripley's LV-426 from the first two films, this moon is no haven: filled with poisonous air and deadly storms, the crew discovers that The Engineers were officers on a cargo ship that was snuffed out by a much nastier foe. Scattered among the victims are their cargo: Alien-esque pods which were being delivered to Earth to wipe out the human race, that is before some of them got loose. Prometheus is some bizarre marriage between Erich Von Daniken's "Chariots of the Gods?" and Star Trek's Borg, wiping out humanity in order to remake them in their own image.


As Shaw and her team begin to unravel the mystery, the ship's crew headed by a rough and ready captain (Idris Elba,Thor) and the corporate witch Vickers (Charlise Theron, Italian Job) butt heads about the goal of the mission. We soon learn that other Cryo-Sleep units haven't been awakened, and that David and Vickers are the only ones with knowledge of who's sleeping inside. It's barely important that you know that person's identity, as this subplot is not really germane or even necessary to the story. Meanwhile, the early Xenomorphs awaken and start killing the Prometheus crew who are trapped in the cargo vessel during a fierce storm. These uninspired 'red shirts' (Star Trek crew members who always died in the Original Series) are neither interesting nor memorable, and their deaths merely serve as a plot transition to the bigger slaughter to come. As the last surviving Engineer is awakened and finishes killing the Prometheus crew, Shaw must decide her ultimate fate, unaware she herself has created the Xenomorphs which will eventually threaten humanity.


Scott paints us so many beautiful images in the film's early scenes: he gets scale down like no one else, placing our Earth vessel as a tiny point in a much bigger universe of vast expanses, freezing solar rings, and massive alien superstructures. Other sequences, such as the world of Prometheus' android-butler-linguist-double-agent David (Michael Fassbender, X-Men: First Class) are equally enjoyable, as he attempts to pass the long time of space travel by memorizing lines from old movies, combing his fake hair, and riding a bicycle as he plays basketball in the ship's gym.


The Alien universe is filled with off-the-wall android servants who sometimes turn on their masters, and Fassbender is no exception; it's his take on the role which keeps Prometheus from plunging further into a chaotic mess. Even though the film touches on an interesting discussion regarding deity worship, it degrades in Act 3 to the point that even main characters go missing for more than 10 minutes at a time. As previously mentioned, much of the crew are simply there to be killed, including some of the most visible of our cast. In every way, their deaths have little meaning, unlike those of the original Alien, because Scott actually spent time building those characters before killing them off. Screenwriters Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens) and Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) simply use the Prometheus crew as fodder, failing to build any tension, and rushing through the dramatic after-effects in preparation for the next scene. Dialogue feels uneven, and the casting of Rapace as archaeologist-turned-survivor at film's end just doesn't work: she is neither a Sigourney Weaver nor an Ellen Ripley as her incapability as a leading lady are demonstrated in key scenes near the end of Prometheus. In many ways, it seemed that Scott should have cast Theron in that role, relegating Rapace to a smaller 'red shirt' appearance.



Having vented all that negativity, I would suggest that, if you plan to see Prometheus, you do so in 3D. It's an amazing product, as demonstrated by Scott's mastery to create worlds, not simply provide us with eye-popping special effects. The 3D format actually helps create a greater sense of place, making some of the action and death scenes (particularly near the end) more enjoyable. In the end, Prometheus could have been so much more: a deeper presentation on the nature of God and the universe, a terrifying science fiction thrillride, an enjoyable space epic to compliment Alien while tying in Blade Runner. Instead, all we get is more humans making stupid decisions aboard alien ships they shouldn't be on, meeting superior life forms with flame throwers and handguns, only to find themselves as red smears on the wall. If that was the intent, then mission accomplished.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Win Tickets To See THAT'S MY BOY In Sacramento

June 15, 2012

One of the most anticipated movies of 2012 will be here on June 15th. But you can win tickets to see THAT'S MY BOY before anyone else! We got our on unique codes to the special advance screening on Jun 12, 2012 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


This will cut down on people copying codes and sharing.


THAT'S MY BOY  is an upcoming 2012 American comedy/drama film starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Leighton Meester. The original script was written by David Caspe. Sean Anders directed the film. The film will be produced under Sandler's production company Happy Madison.


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While still in his early teens, dimwitted Donny Berger (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd Berger (Andy Samberg), with his teacher and raised him as a single parent up until Han's 18th birthday. Now, 30 years later Donny needs $43,000 to pay off the IRS to avoid 3 years of jail time. Han (who changed his name to Todd Peterson) is a wealthy and successful business man who gets a pleasant surprise on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up for some father and son time.



Desperate to get the $43,000 he owes, Donny tries to reconnect with his son. He is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.


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Half Nude Images From MAGIC MIKE. Your Welcome Ladies

Ladies here you go. Plenty of sexy photos of the cast from MAGIC MIKE.


Make sure to check back, we will be hosting the advance screening in Sacramento.


Mike (Tatum) is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo. But at night… he’s just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (McConaughey).


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Mike (Tatum) is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo. But at night… he’s just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (McConaughey).

Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid (Pettyfer), Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money. It’s not long before the club’s newest act has fans of his own, as the summer opens up to a world of fun, friendship and good times. Meanwhile, Mike meets the Kid’s captivating sister, Brooke (Horn). She’s definitely someone he’d like to know a lot better, and it looks like he has a chance…until his lifestyle gets in the way.

Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) and written by Reid Carolin, “Magic Mike” is produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin. The creative filmmaking team includes production designer Howard Cummings, costume designer Christopher Peterson, music supervisor Frankie Pine and choreographer Alison Faulk.

This film is rated R by the MPAA for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use.

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True Blood Season 5. Things You Need To Know

It’s been a long wait, but True Blood finally returns for its fifth season on Sunday. When we last saw the residents of Bon Temps, many of them were suffering from serious threats from supernatural forces.

Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) had just killed off Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck), a member of the Vampire Authority.

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) was in a fight with his best friend Hoyt (Jim Parrack) after he slept with Hoyt’s vampire ex-girlfriend, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). Sam (Sam Trammell) had been cornered by a group of angry-looking werewolves (is there any other kind?).

And finally, Terry (Todd Lowe) had a surprise visit from a Marine buddy (Scott Foley) -- and we all know that in Bon Temps, visitors usually mean trouble.

With so many loose ends after season 4, fans are anxiously awaiting the premiere of season 5 on June 10. But why wait that long? The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the stars of the vampire drama at the premiere party and got some juicy clues about what the new season would bring.

Here are 5 things to look forward to in season 5:

1. A Budding Bromance
While Bill and Eric have spent most of the previous four seasons competing against each other for the attention of Sookie, they may have to work together at least a bit this season after killing Nan Flanagan. The Vampire Authority can’t be happy with them, which means they’ll need a plan -- and fast.
“They’ve gotten themselves into a pretty dark situation,” Moyer told THR. “And I think that they decide that instead of fighting as they always do and being at each other’s throats, that they’ll actually get together and put their heads together.”

 2. A Budding Romance
At the end of season 4, Andy (Chris Bauer) was having some flirtatious moments with waitress/witch Holly (Lauren Bowles). It looks like in season 5, that relationship may continue to develop, according to the two stars.

“He’s softening up a little. He is making some connections in the romantic world, and that’s having a big effect on his personality,” Bauer told THR.

Likewise, Bowles told THR that fans would get to see her character “have some lovin’."

"It just might be from a certain sheriff in town,” she added.

3. A Look into Terry’s PTSD


Terry, the cook at Merlotte’s, clearly has PTSD from his time as a Marine, but no one has ever really known why. This season, Lowe promises that the show will get to “the source of Terry’s PTSD.”
“He gets a visit from his former sergeant from the Marine Corp, and he can’t be showing up with good news, not on this show,” Lowe told THR.

4. Tara’s Return
Rutina Wesley walked the red carpet at the season 5 premiere party, which means all hope is not lost for Tara. However, it’s still a mystery how the character, who was clearly shot at the end of season 4, will return.
While Wesley was tight-lipped about how her character returns, she did say say she didn’t know how people would react to the new storyline.

“People know I’m coming back so I think they’re happy,” she told THR. “But I think the surprise in the how is where people are going to be like, ‘Oh my god.’”

5. Russell Edgington’s Return

The baddie Vampire King of Mississippi (Denis O’Hare) returns in season 5. Although he was buried under a bed of cement, that is no way to kill a 3,000 year old vampire. But O’Hare tells THR that Russell may not be the same person he was before the cement burial.

“I think everybody expects Russell to come out of the ground furious and bent on revenge, but he’s a more complicated character than that,” he told THR. “He’s not been mellowed by his experience, but his perspective has changed.”

True Blood’s fifth season premieres on Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m.

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CW's ARROW Extended Trailer

Here is the extended trailer for CW's ARROW.

The show stars Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen/Star City’s vigilante, Green Arrow.

This is a modern retelling of the classic DC Character, the pilot is directed by David Nutter. The series is developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim (the team behind last year’s Green Lantern film) along with Andrew Kreisberg

Katie Cassidy plays Laurel, a young legal clinic attorney who was Oliver’s romantic past. Laurel in the comic book has an alter ego, BLACK CANARY, but it’s not sure yet if that’s the direction that they’ll be taking for Cassidy.



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Michael Bay To Reboot Transformers With New Cast

Even as he guides passion project Pain And Gain through the post-production process, Michael Bay is steeling himself to dive back into the maelstrom that is another Transformers entry. He debated whether or not to step back into the franchise after Dark Of The Moon, but was convinced after Paramount gave him the time and space to make Pain. But according to the director, the fourth adventure with Optimus Prime and the rest will be his last.

Speaking with the LA Times as the new Transformers theme park ride opened at Universal Studios in California, Bay dropped a couple of nuggets about the next film, including the fact that there will be some redesigning of the robots and that he’s looking to start with an entirely new cast.

The reason for the changes? He’s setting the franchise up so it can be handed to “the next guy.” Of course he’s said things about stopping before and has always been tempted back, but after four films you can see why he might be ready for new challenges. We hear Megatron will also retire, as he’s decided to open up a garage in Dayton, Ohio.

Incidentally, we sent one of our best operatives to experience the ride itself and you can read the full report over at the blog.

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360 Trailer Starring Rachel Weisz & Anthony Hopkins

Watch the just released trailer for 360, starring Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, and Jude Law.



360 premieres on VOD June 29 and opens in theaters August 3, 2012.

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From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, 360 is a moving and exciting dramatic thriller that dazzlingly weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

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Jamie Foxx Could Be President

No, we do not mean to imply that Jamie Foxx is going to be entering this November’s US Presidential election. He’s simply on the top of White House Down director Roland Emmerich’s wishlist to play POTUS in his new thriller.

Emmerich already has Channing Tatum officially aboard to play a Secret Service agent who must do his duty when a paramilitary group overcomes White House security and takes everyone inside hostage. Including, of course, the Commander in Chief, who is not best pleased to suddenly be a prisoner in his own home.

Variety reports that negotiations haven’t kicked off yet, but that Foxx is “intrigued” by the chance to play the president. We’re guessing he might want to wait to read James Vanderbilt’s script and interrogate Emmerich about his plans before he even starts up talks.

Emmerich is pushing to get Foxx, especially since his thriller will be in competition with the similarly themed White House Taken, which is set to start shooting first, with Gerard Butler starring and Antoine Fuqua directing. We’re wondering which film will end up blinking in terms of title…

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