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

Glee's Dianna Agron And Emma Stone Up For Mary Jane In Spider-Man Reboot. And Who Might Play Venom The search for a young actress to star alongside Andrew Garfield in the rebooted Spider-Man is intensifying. I'm told that Sony Pictures Entertainment has added a couple of contenders for the role. They are Dianna Agron , who stars in the hit series Glee and Georgina Haig, star of the Ben C. Lucas-directed Wasted on the Young, which premiered to acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. Agron just tested last night, though there are questions of availability because she is such a major part of a hit TV show. They join a small group of actresses previously in the mix. The main other contenders are Zombieland and Easy A star Emma Stone , Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska , and Dominique McElligott , who starred in the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release Moon . These actresses are being considered for the roles of Gwen Stacy , Peter Parker's first love,

Smallville Episode 1 "Lazarus"Review By: Jason Albrecht

Smallville Episode 1 "Lazarus"Review By: Jason Albrecht Smallville is a comic lover’s embarrassment. I want to like it, and at times I do (very few and very far between). Last season had a few bright points ( Hawkman for one), but the season premiere let down every hope I had from the season finale. I have nothing good to say about it. Nothing. It had moments where it could have stopped being reserved and grabbed the bull by the reigns. Have Chloe become Dr. Fate . How cool would that have been? But it would have been too bold for Smallville. It’s the last season for Clark ’s sake. Give him the suit early and make us love him. Instead they decided that he needs to be taught another lesson, again. At least we saw this season’s villain: Darkseid (the impending darkness hinted at heavy handedly last season and throughout the first episode of this season). But seriously? He formed out of a moving cloud of smoke?? This isn’t Lost and that’s no smoke monster.

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

Justin Timberlake &  Jimmy Fallon Give You A History Lesson On Rap Justin Timberlake was plugging his new movie " The Social Network " on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night, the singer obliged fans with an all-too-brief return to the microphone -- to run through 15 hip-hop classics in a hilarious duet with Fallon. Watch the video after the Jump.. What was clearly a cleverly planned and carefully rehearsed medley began with a seemingly spontaneous chat about "Late Night" house band the Roots . Fallon asked Timberlake if he'd grown up with hip-hop, and talk turned to legendary late-'70s crew the Sugarhill Gang . Moments later, the two were out of their seats, microphones in hand, rhyming along to the group's sing-songy classic " Rapper's Delight ." With drummer ?uestlove and the Roots providing the backbeat, the pair then ran through brief verses from over a dozen more memorable hits, including the Beastie Boys&#

Trailer For The Warrior's Way

Must See Trailer For The Warrior's Way I have always been wondering when we would see another film that could holds its own against Crouching Hidden Dragon ? Looks like that day has come. The Warrior's Way is visually impresive and the action in the trailer looks amazing.With a great cast in the movie, I see nothing but great things for this film. Folks let dont let this movie slip threw our fingers and not support it when it hits the theaters. The movie is due out on December 3, 2010 . The film stars Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun . It was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie Osborne who also produced Lord of the Rings Watch the trailer after the Jump.. The Warrior's Way , a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemb

Natalie Portman Cuaron’s Gravity

Natalie Portman In Negotiations To Star In "Gravity" His “ Gravity ” script might be having trouble achieving orbit, but Jonas Cuaron’s relationship with Warner Bros. is soaring. The upshot is that the studio is in active negotiations with Natalie Portman , who has shot to the top of the most-wanted actress list off the heat generated from her performance in Darren Aronofsky ’s “ Black Swan .” The studio has picked up an untitled pitch from the scribe, with Hollywood Gang attached to produce. Logline details are being sequestered, but the project is a gritty thriller set in Mexico City. Cuaron co-wrote “ Gravity ” with his father, director Alfonso Cuaron. It initially was set up at Universal as an Angelina Jolie vehicle but then migrated to Warners, where it eventually lost Jolie. A round of testing new actresses began, as well as a re-engagement with Jolie, which was for naught. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Skyline Second Full Trailer

Skyline Second Full Trailer Hello kids, up next is the second full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film "Skyline." What is this ship made out of  could it be the worlds largest vacuum cleaner? Sucking up the entire earth? The movie looks fun but could turn out really bad. It stars Donald Faison,Eric Balfour,Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Synopsis In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. The Movie's special effects are provided by The company"Hydraulx" which also provided special effects for Avatar and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Skyline is scheduled to be released on November 12th 2010. Please Leave A Comment-

Trent Reznor & HBO Year Zero

Trent Reznor & HBO Developing Sci-Fi Series "Year Zero" Trent Reznor says HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions are moving forward with the development of “ Year Zero ,” the grim sci-fi epic that Reznor has chronicled in his music as well as in a celebrated Alternate Reality Game (ARG). “We are in [the development phase of] pre-production with HBO and BBC [Worldwide Productions] to do a miniseries,” Reznor said Monday. “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.” Reznor is working with the team of Lawrence Bender , best known for producing Quentin Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and ”Reservoir Dogs“ as well as the documentarie

Christopher Nolan Set For Batman 3

Christopher Nolan Set For Batman 3 You may have guessed, you may have assumed it, but until now we hadn't had confirmation from the studio or the man himself that Christopher Nolan would be back to direct Batman 3 / The Dark Knight 2 (or whatever we're calling it). "It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way," says Nolan. "I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it." Hang on, that's not 100% clear: so we can safely assume you're directing? "I think you can at this point, yes." So as of right now, Nolan will return. You may also have spotted the "getting it all figured out" there: when we asked Nolan what he was busy with as we called, the answer was that he's working on Jonathan Nolan's script for the film. In other words, there is a scr

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

Spike TV's Scream Awards To Play Tribute To 25th Anniversary Of Back To The Future With enough star power to light up the Los Angeles night sky, Spike TV's "SCREAM 2010 " will tape at the Greek Theatre on Saturday, October 16. The ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book, the 5th annual "SCREAM" is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres. The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Additionally, " SCREAM 2010 " will celebrate one of the most beloved science fiction franchises in history when Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue reunite onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original " Back To The Future ." The 1985 release became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring theme park rides, an animated

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

"The Event' Episode 2 “To Keep Us Safe” Review By: Jason Albrecht Everything I felt the pilot lacked, the second episode delivered. My doubt was lifted, and I smiled while I watched. There was intensity. There was mystery. There were answers. The story moved forward as it bounced back and forth though time. It was good, damn good. It seems the imprisoned mysterious strangers were not alone; there were others of their kind that have now integrated with society, and they don’t all agree with their leader, Sophia. They may be E.T.’s. Not the Reese’s pieces eating long-necked kind, but the mostly human less than 1 percent genetic difference kind. Curious? “The Event” is showing the potential to be a great show. It isn’t my number one must see of the week yet, but it definitely will be a contender if it keeps improving week to week. Please Leave A Comment-

Star Wars Goes 3D in 2012

Star Wars Goes 3D in 2012 Sources indicate that George Lucas is set on re-releasing the entire “ Star Wars ” franchise in new 3D conversions beginning in 2012. Though the 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas was purportedly waiting until there were enough 3D screens available to make the release a sizable enough event. Fox, which released all six of the original “Star Wars” films, would also release the 3D versions. Part One, “ The Phantom Menace ,” would be first out of star-dock in the early months of 2012. After that, each of the films would be released in order at the same time each consecutive year, depending on how well the first re-release does. Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas personally overseeing the process to make sure each one is as perfected as possible. Lucas has said that the “ Avatar ” experience convinced him that “Star Wars” was ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment. Also pushing the timetable is a potential b

I Am Number Four Trailer

I Am Number Four Trailer Yahoo! Movies has the teaser trailer up for I Am Number Four . The sci-fi/action/teenage movie helmed by D.J. Caruso and produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay and based on The New York Times bestselling novel I Am Number Four , the first book in a planned six-book series published by HarperCollins and written by Pittacus Lore , the nom de plume of authors Jobie Hughes and James Frey. Starring in the film are Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand and Callan McAuliffe . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and follow them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers as they become adults. They are each assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequen

"The Town" Movie Review By: Windy City Gal

"The Town" Movie Review By: Windy City Gal / @rosenfie " The Town ", directed and co-written by Ben Affleck , is a film based on the novel " Prince of Thieves ." Starring Affleck, Jeremey Renner ("The Hurt Locker"), Slaine ("Gone Baby Gone") and Owen Burke as a group of bank robbers, "The Town" takes place in and around Boston, and follows the complications that arise when Affleck's character, Doug MacRay, falls for one of his hostages, Claire ( Rebecca Hall ). Deciding he wants to follow a different path than his life-imprisoned father, MacRay tries to leave his gang of thieves, only to be coerced into one last job, lest his girlfriend/former hostage be harmed. The last job, however, is no standard bank job. The foursome must steal the cash load from Fenway Park after a blockbuster night. What ensues is an all out gun fight between four smart crooks, the entire Boston Police Department and a slew of FBI agents.

Rachel Bilson To Star In BFF And Baby

Rachel Bilson Wants To Be Your BFF Rachel Bilson is joining indie comedy " BFF and Baby" opposite Krysten Ritter and Kate Bosworth . Ritter co-wrote "BFF" with director Kat Coiro, who's making her feature debut. Film revolves around two best friends who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Ritter's character gets pregnant and has a baby. Production will take place in Los Angeles and start Oct. 19. Justin Levine of Stardust Pictures ("Boy Toy," "A Holiday Heist") will finance and produce. Ritter, Coiro, David J. Phillips and Corbin Timbrook will co-produce. Bilson's screen credits include "Jumper" and "The Last Kiss" along with guest star roles on "Chuck" and "How I Met Your Mother." Please Leave A Comment- Source- Variety

No Ordinary Family Review By: Sean Lopez

No Ordinary Family Episode 1 Review By: Sean Lopez Okay let me start off by saying ABC, you had me at “Starring Julie Benz .” Done. I’m in. What time? Though most of you know her as Rita from Dexter or possibly her short stint on Desperate Housewives last season, she will always be the hottest vampire ever to me, Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. So when I heard she was going to be in a show, it easily became the only must watch new show of the season. ABC's No Ordinary Family stars the aforementioned Julie Benz as well as The Commish himself, Michael Chiklis as Stephanie and Jim Powell, who along with their children, survive a plane crash on a family vacation in Brazil. What they soon discover is that not only did they survive but they have each developed their own unique superpower: Jim has super strength and near invulnerability; Stephanie has super speed; daughter Daphne has mental telepathy and son JJ has super intelligence. The Powell's already had th

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

“Lost” star Josh Holloway To Join In On A  Mission “Lost” star Josh Holloway is joining the “ Mission: Impossible ” team. In his first major screen role since wrapping the ABC show, Holloway is in final negotiations to act as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, the secret agent task force headed by Tom Cruise in Paramount’s “ Mission: Impossible 4 .” Holloway boards the ever-growing Brad Bird-directed pic, whose cast, in addition to Cruise, already includes Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov as well as franchise vets Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg . Story details are being kept in a self-destructable vault thus no information on Holloway’s character was available. J.J. Abrams , who is producing with Cruise and Paula Wagner, worked on the story with scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, who have written the screenplay. The production is scouting locations in Vancouver, Prague and Dubai for a fall shoot with an eye towards a December 2011 release. “ Im

Paul Haggis To Write The Equalizer

"The Equalizer" Has Found It's Screenwriter Fresh off their collaboration on “ The Next Three Days ,” Paul Haggis and Russell Crowe may be working together on a new project: “ The Equalizer .” Crowe has long been attached as a star and producer of the feature adaptation of the late-’80s TV series, and Haggis, who just directed Crowe in the upcoming Lionsgate thriller “Days,” is negotiating to take on the script. While the direction of the feature version is still being plotted, the original CBS series concerned the exploits of a former secret agent turned vigilante who could be hired to right wrongs. Edward Woodward originated the role of Robert McCall, who provided services for clients free of charge, on the condition they returned his help if he ever came calling. As opposed to the jokiness of the era's other shows such as “The A-Team,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Simon & Simon,” “The Equalizer” was remarkably grim. It also featured a notable theme song composed

Tron Animated Series On It's Way

TRON: Uprising Coming To Disney XD Disney has registered the domain, stitchkingdom performed a wee bit of research and discovered some links between the new title and a previously announced animated project to debut on Disney XD in fall of 2011. ‘ TRON: Uprising ’ (as we assume) will be a 10-part ‘microseries’ in which a young program named Beck stands up against an evil regime headed by Clu who obtains his status after the defeat of TRON, the security watchdog program Further news from the Disney Channel/Disney XD upfront the other night includes development on a new CG animated Tron series and animated project called Motorcity, both for Disney XD. Note that neither series has officially gotten the green light as of yet. * Based on the upcoming Disney feature film Tron: Legacy (December 17, 2010), the animated Tron series is a prequel so that future Tron movies and the series can co-exist. A production of Disney Television Animation the animated Tron se

Trailer For "True Grit"

Trailer For "True Grit" Starring Jeff Bridges & Matt Damon The Coen Bros . have another winner on their hands here with this film. We got our hands on the new trailer for their upcoming film True Grit starring Jeff Bridges as Marshall Rooster Cogburn, played in the original old movie by the late John Wayne in his Oscar winning performance. Josh Brolin and Matt Damon also star in the film along side Hailee Steinfeld who plays the lead character Mattie Ross. Coen Bros.‘ version of  the film will be a closer adaption of the Charles Portis book rather then a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s ( Hailee Steinfeld ) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney ( Josh Brolin) , and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn ( Jeff Bridges ), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD Review By: Jason Albrecht

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD Review By: Jason Albrecht Picking up where Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (SB:PE) left off, SB:A is much more interesting then it’s predecessor SB:PE . Unlike in SB:PE, the heroes actually face forces that put them in peril. It’s fun! Lots of action! Some great choreographed fight scenes! Some kick down brawls that leave devastation in their wake!! The voice acting is almost spot on. The Trinity of DC heroes are voiced by veterans of the characters: Kevin Conroy reprises his role as the Dark Knight like he did so well throughout Batman The Animated Series (B:TAS) and Justice League incarnations. Tim Daly is back as Superman as he was during Superman the Animated Series (S:TAS). Susan Eisenberg is Wonder Woman as she was during Justice League and JLU! You also have Summer Glau as Kara/Supergirl and Ed Asner as Granny Goodness (which he nails every time he plays her!). Where they failed (and it really disappointed me) in the casting was Darkseid

"Let Me In" Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

"Let Me In" Movie Review By: SandwichJohn First off I have to thank Jen and Overture Films for inviting me to the press screening last Thursday. It was one hell of a drive from Sacramento to LA. but well worth the drive and time. Let Me In is a film that can stand on it own, a remake what? If I hadn't attend the panel for it during Comic-Con I would have never known this film was a remake until I had done some research on the movie. The film is based on the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel “Let the Right One In ” and the Swedish film adaptation of the same name. Let Me In tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen ( Smit-McPhee ) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby ( Moretz ), an eerily self-posses

Natalie Portman Would Be Willing To Do A Professional Sequel

Portman Wants To Be A Cleaner Again Just three years after saying she had no interest in doing a sequel to her 1994 debut film The Professional —known internationally as Leon— Natalie Portman has changed her tune. But her willingness to return to the role that made her a young star is dependent on one condition. According to MTV, Portman says she'd come back for a sequel only if original director Luc Besson was behind the camera again. Besson, for his part, has actually written a sequel called Mathilda , which focuses on Portman's character, but has said he has no interest in directing. Portman says she has not even looked at the script for that very reason: "I have never read it because Luc won't direct it himself, and so I'm only interested if he (directs) ... I told him if he would do it himself, I would do it in two seconds. But he won't, so ... " Besson himself, the French filmmaker known for directing La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element

George Lucas To Appear Upcoming Clone Wars Episode

Family Affair In Upcoming Clone Was Episode George Lucas will finally see some action in the world of Star Wars . He will be guest stariing in an upcoming Clone Wars episode. The episode which stars Lucas can be seen on Friday on October 1st. He will be taking on the role of Chairman Papanoida, who was modeled after himself. Here is what Lucas had  to say about his role in the press release: My appearance in ' Episode III' was just for fun. Mostly, I did it for my kids," says Lucas. "I was wrapping the series, and I'd never been on-screen in a 'Star Wars' film, even though I'd been making them for decades. With 'The Clone Wars,' I get the best of both worlds, because I get a starring role but don't have to do any acting or wear any blue make-up. Here's the full press release: When Pantoran Chairman Papanoida's family is kidnapped and held for ransom, Ahsoka Tano must team up with Senator Riyo Chuchi to aid the new chairman

The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier

The Flash Movie To Be Darker And Edgier Earlier this month scribe Marc Guggenheim who worked on Green Lantern live action movie with fellow screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, revealed that they’ve turned in the treatment for The Flash and they already started discussions on Green Lantern 2 . Greg Berlanti, whose new directorial Life As We Know It will hit theaters in a couple of weeks, we have heard that the three of them have started treatment for Green Lantern 2 and started working on the script for The Flash. We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with ( Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim ). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for ‘The Flash,’ so that’s my involvement with DC right now is the script for ‘The Flash’ and the treatment for ‘GL2.’” “‘GL’ is always a bit lighter than that on earth but mixed with a twinge of the space opera

CW's Hellcats Review By: Sean Lopez

CW's Hellcats Episode 1 Review By: Sean Lopez Over here at SandwichJohnfilms we are going to start expanding into the world of Television and start to do reviews on a few shows that we find interesting and worth watching. And some that aren't. I want to welcome Sean Lopez to the Sandwich team. Here at SandwichJohnFilms no one gets payed or works for money, they do it because they have a passion for Movies, Television and Pop Culture. And I want to welcome him on board. Sean will be reviewing Television's for us on a weekly basis. These are shows that he has been watching for years and new shows that just started. Sean's first review is of the highly anticipated CW show Hellcats. With the CW's new show Hellcats , Wednesdays at 9pm on the CW, we enter the world of competitive cheerleading. And competitive it is. Set in a fictional college in Memphis,Tennessee, the story is nothing new just the circumstances. We meet Marti Perkins (played by Alyson Michalka