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Exclusive Interview With Sebastian Gutierrez Part One

Last week I had the chance to have an Exclusive interview with Sebastian Gutierrez the director of ELEKTRA LUXX and Girl Walks Into a Bar . Also, the screenwriter for such films as The Big Bounce, The Eye, Snakes on a Plane and the above mentioned films. This is part one of a two part interview with the director. A little of back ground history on Sebastián Gutiérrez, he was born September 10, 1974 and is an award-winning Venezuelan-American film director, screenwriter, film producer and occasional actor. He won the Critics' Award at the Festival du Film Policier de Cognac for his directorial debut Judas Kiss. We talked about the film Elektra Luxx , how the casting process was, the third film in the series and if its going to happen. Make sure to go out and see this film! You can watch the internet exclusive film  Girl Walks Into A Bar ,  now the entire film is streaming on YouTube. Touted as the “First Major Motion Picture Made For The Internet,”  Girl Walks Into A Ba

Eastbound & Down To Continue On?

Is Eastbound & Down really ending after Season 3? Not so fast. "We’ve always imagined this thing as something that we would keep short and not give it a chance to get old," executive producer and star Danny McBride said to the audience at PaleyFest on Thursday night after revealing that the new season was most likely its last. So where does that leave HBO? Despite what was said by McBride and fellow executive producer Jody Hill, the series could very much go on past the show’s upcoming third season. There is interest from HBO to continue the half-hour comedy -- as long as McBride and Hill have more to say. The comedy has not been a breakout hit for the network in the vein of Boardwalk Empire, True Blood or Entourage, drawing 1.35 million viewers for its second season finale in November. The series did, however, regularly outperform HBO’s Bored to Death in the ratings. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Conan The Barbarian Teaser Trailer Starring Jason Momoa

Today Crom has shined down upon us. And delivered the teaser trailer for Conan the Barbarian. The film is based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard . It is a new adaptation, separate from the earlier 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger films. The film is set to star Jason Momoa in the lead role, being supported by Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Bob Sapp and Rachel Nichols , with Marcus Nispel directing. Watch the trailer after the Jump... After his father is murdered and village destroyed, Conan ventures into an unforgiving world where he survives as a thief, pirate, and warrior. On his path of wanton adventure and women, Conan chances upon the warlord responsible his tribe’s destruction. As he tracks Khalar Zym, Conan battles monsters, Zym's henchmen, and Marique, a powerful witch. Please Leave A Comment-

J.J. Abram's Super 8 Trailer. And We Don't Mean The Hotel Chain

We have the full trailer for J.J. Abram's upcoming film Super 8 . Super 8 is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg , and starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle Chandler , due to be released on June 10, 2011 in both conventional and IMAX theatres. Watch the trailer after the Jump... The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman. Please Leave A Comment-

Sylvester Stallone Will Not Direct The Expendables 2

Fans of ' The Expendables " have been clamoring for a sequel since the final round of alter kocker gunfire went off last summer. Now it looks like they'll get their wish-- but without Sylvester Stallone behind the camera. The follow-up movie is a priority at producer Millennium Films, where it's being developed by Stallone, the creative force behind the original. But Stallone, who both starred in and directed the 2010 summer hit, isn't, at the moment, planning on helming the new movie. Instead, he's been meeting with directors to tackle the sequel, said a person who was briefed on the project but was not authorized to speak about it publicly. The script for the new movie has been written by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman, the latter of whom counts the Clint Eastwood adventure "Space Cowboys" and family comedy "Curious George" among his credits, said the source. (Stallone co-wrote the script for the original with David Callaham.) A sp

Julianne Moore To Star As Sarah Palin In HBO's Game Change

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore has landed the starring role of Sarah Palin in HBO’s adaptation of the bestselling book Game Change . Moore (Boogie Nights, Eagle Eye) will take the sure-to-be-buzzed-about role of the Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee in the HBO film. Game Change is directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, who previously teamed for HBO’s docudrama on the 2000 election drama, Recount. It’s based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin following John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Please Leave A Comment- Source- EW

I Challenge You To Help The Red Cross For Japan's Earthquake And Pacific Tsunami Relief

Here are two paragraphs from this Yahoo news story : The quake was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that struck New Zealand late last month, devastating the city of Christchurch. “The energy radiated by this quake is nearly equal to one month’s worth of energy consumption” in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Scientist Brian Atwater told The Associated Press. All of the news and social networking outlets are flooded with information about the magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan. A significant part of my twitter community is involved in comic book, TV, entertainment websites and movie superheroes. It's almost too easy to imagine Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman racing to Japan to put out oil refinery fires, stabilize "at risk" nuclear reactors, and evacuate the thousands of injured victims. This tragedy hits home with me the most. My mother is 100% Japanese born and raised, and so am I . We have many family relatives living in Japan and as we spea

Warrior Poster Starring Tom Hardy & Nick Nolte

The poster was posted by Jennifer Morrison (who also stars in the film) on her Facebook wall , Warrior is an upcoming action drama film about mixed martial arts set to be released on September 9, 2011 by Lionsgate. The film will star Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones), Justin Berg, Jennifer Morrison (How I Met Your Mother) and Pro Wrestler Kurt Angle . The movie will be directed by Gavin O'Connor and produced by Greg O'Connor A former boxer (Nolte), whose alcoholism tore apart his family, welcomes back his youngest son (Hardy) and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the son on a collision course with his older brother (Edgerton). Please Leave A Comment- Source-Via: Cinemablend

First Look: X-Men: First Class Lucas Till As Havoc

X-Men: First Class material continues today, we get a glimpse of Lucas Till as Havoc . Havok (Alexander "Alex" Summers) is a fictional character, a mutant superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe and member of the X-Men. He first appears in Uncanny X-Men #54 (March 1969), and was created by Arnold Drake, Don Heck and Neal Adams. Havok generates powerful “plasma blasts”, an ability he has had difficulty controlling. He is the son of Corsair, the younger brother of the X-Men’s Cyclops and older brother of Vulcan. He often resents Cyclops’ authoritative attitude and reputation as a model X-Man. To watch the trailer and view images from it Click Here . SYNOPSIS: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Coming To Nickelodeon

A bevy of young stars are scheduled to entertain advertisers at Nickelodeon’s upfront presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall on Thursday. The top-rated kids network – which is still the ratings leader in an increasingly crowded kids market that now includes Discovery/Hasbro joint venture The Hub, PBS Kids Sprout and Disney Junior – will also feature a preview of the its upcoming CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot introduced by actor Jason Biggs , who voices Leonardo . Nickelodeon is adding four new animated series to its preschool roster including a new edition of the Beatrix Potter classic Peter Rabbit. The net has ordered 26-episodes of The Tales if Peter Rabbit – which is targeted for a 2012 debut. Nickelodeon will produce the series in conjunction with Chorion and Potter publisher Frederick Warne & Co. In fact, the net is doubling down on animation, rolling out 450 episodes of animation programming over the next three years with nearly 200 episo

The Smurfs Trailer Starring An All-Star Cast

The new trailer for The Smurfs is here. The Smurfs  is an upcoming live-action/CGI-animated family film directed by Raja Gosnell , written by J. David Stem and David N. Weiss, and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria and Sofía Vergara, with the voices of Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Jeff Foxworthy, Paul Reubens, Alan Cumming, and George Lopez . Produced by Jordan Kerner, the film will be distributed by Columbia Pictures. It will be the first CGI/live-action hybrid film in The Smurfs franchise. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Set in the Middle Ages, the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) and his cat, Azrael, discover the Smurfs' village and chase them into some woods. The Smurfs get scattered and Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin) wanders into a "forbidden" grotto and some of the other Smurfs follow. But Papa Smurf just warns about the grotto, where all Smurfs should never go into this little cave. Since it's also a blue moon, a mag

Footage From Immortals Will Be Shown At Wonder Con Starring Cavill, Lutz And Rourke

If all the Green Lantern goodness doesn’t convince you to go WonderCon , maybe this will: Immortals , the Tarsem Singh-directed Greek god epic from Relativity, will have its first-look at the San Francisco event, which runs April 1 to 3. Also there will be some of the cast, including Henry Cavill , the British actor recently cast as Superman. Also on tap are Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz,  Mickey Rourke  and Isabel Lucas . Singh will be there as will the producers, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton. Details can be found after the Jump... Cast and filmmakers to present first footage of the film and host panel discussion. Saturday, April 2 5:00 PM – Footage and Panel – Main Hall In case you’re wondering what  Immortals  is all about, here’s the synopsis: Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spe

No Sequel For A-Team

The A-Team’s potential for a sequel was always in the balance – and now, from Bradley Cooper's very own mouth, it seems there definitely won’t be a follow-up. He was asked  “Any news on the A-Team 2? Will there be one? I thought it was great and my friends felt the same.” Bradley’s response: “I loved it too. But unfortunately, outside of you, a few of your friends and myself, there just wasn't enough revenue to supply a second instalment of that franchise.” This is a great shame in our opinion, as though The A-Team wasn’t a perfect movie, it was a big bag of fun. If you look at the numbers, the US haul clocked in at $77 million, and the rest of the world, $100 million. Its budget was $110, so there’s $67 million there to pay for all the marketing (and there was a lot). This just wasn’t enough for a mid-summer blockbuster – and maybe releasing it during the World Cup opening weekend wasn’t a great idea in hindsight. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

Matthew McConaughey Joins The Dallas Buyer's Club

There are few movie projects in Hollywood that have had as as many big-name supporters -- and stops and starts -- as " The Dallas Buyer's Club ." A 1980s-set true story about a trafficker in illegal AIDS drugs, the drama has attracted some of the movie world's biggest names over the past decade. The movie tells of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual Dallas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, during some of the darkest days of the disease. Doctors gave him just a few months to live, but he refused to accept their prognosis. Instead, Woodroof created a smuggling operation for alternative treatments, then illegal, and got them into the hands of as many AIDS patients as he could. He wound up living six more years and saved or prolonged the lives of countless others. Brad Pitt was interested in starring in it for years. Top-flight filmmaker Marc Forster had at one time been set to direct it. "Babel" scribe Guillermo Ariaga once wrote a draft of the s

New Kung Fu Panda 2 Character Posters

Kung Fu Panda 2's Facebook page has unleashed some new characters to the world. The original cast will return Jack Black along with Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong and Jackie Chan. With new comers Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Woods and Gary Oldman joining the cast. First up we have The Wolf Boss and his pack were once guards in Gongmen City’s royal palace. Now he is Lord Shen’s most loyal servant, military strategist and trusted right paw. See more after the Jump... The aged Soothsayer has been advisor to the Peacocks, rulers of Gongmen City, her entire life. She is wise and gifted with knowledge of the future. The Gorillas are the muscle in Lord Shen’s army. If his evil schemes require any heavy lifting, they’ll be the ones doing it. Shen’s personal guard is made up entirely of these powerful (and powerfully large) brutes, who are honor bound to their master. Lord Shen is hyper intelligent, s

BELLFLOWER's SXSW 2011 Premiere Inforamtion & Poster

We're excited to share the new teaser poster for Evan Glodell's BELLFLOWER, which hits theaters this summer! Visionary filmmaker  Evan Glodell  will be celebrating his SXSW 2011 premiere of Oscilloscope Laboratories' BELLFLOWER this weekend by unveiling his hand-crafted, road ready and apocalypse- equipped car - Medusa . This unforgettable machine creates some of the film's most high-octane moments amidst the romance cum revenge-fantasy tale of Woodrow's journey of love, betrayal and vengeance. Glodell, a former engineering student, constructed Medusa to be a real-life road monster. Unlike the Batmobile, Glodell's Medusa is the real deal - no CGI or special camera tricks needed...the extraordinary features you see in the film are the same features you will see when you meet Medusa in person! Medusa is equipped with two fuel injected exhaust flamethrowers with a 30,000 volt ignition system, smoke screen, a bleach drift-kit, adjustable rear suspension, 3 s


Tiger Industry Films, the boutique production and distribution collective today announced the release plan of its new film SURROGATE VALENTINE via movies-on-demand platform of major national cable systems, including Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Dish Network, and Direct TV. Premiering at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, the film will be available for a limited time on DVD during the festival run and on VOD starting fall of 2011. The creative team behind SURROGATE VALENTINE previously released director Dave Boyle's comedy WHITE ON RICE in 2009 theatrically (with co-distributor Variance Films) and on DVD. While embracing the popular VOD platform, Tiger Industry Films will also make a limited number of DVDs available for purchase during the film's festival run. The team is excited to bring its new film to a wider audience and look beyond the traditional release plan of an independent film. SURROGATE VALENTINE is Boyle's follow up to WHITE

50 Cent's "Things Fall Apart" Trailer

Today we got our hands on the unofficial trailer for the new film " Things Fall Apart " starring  Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson,   Lynn Whitfield, Mario Van Peebles and Ray Liotta. First I gotta say the quality on the video is bad, but for you fans we deliver what we can. I have a strong feeling this movie will be going straight to DVD soon. The film is a sports drama centered around Jackson’s amazing college football career and then something goes extremely wrong. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson wants to be a real actor and he will do whatever it takes even if that means losing more then 50 pounds. 50 Cent lost a lot of weight for his upcoming movie "Things Fall Apart". To read more about his weight loss click HERE .. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Bidding War For Voltron Film Is On & Cartoon Update

Attention, robot nostalgists: Your dreams of a big-screen adaptation of the 1984 animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe are one step closer to becoming CGI reality! Vulture hears that a bidding war has broken out to finance a Transformers-size blockbuster retelling of the legend of the iconic robotic lions and their human pilots; Ryan Kavanaugh's deep-pocketed Relativity Media is one of the very interested parties trying to sell itself to World Events Productions , the St. Louis–based company behind the original show. Atlas Entertainment producers Charles Roven ( The Dark Knight Rises ) and Richard Suckle had been developing a script with screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (who wrote the upcoming Conan the Barbarian reboo t), and concept art had leaked last fall. But considering how long this project has been rumored, rudimentary-anime fetishists dared not raise their hopes. Now, news of the eager big-money suitors means this could finally actually

Cars 2 Trailer Is Here

New Cars 2 trailer is here. And we have it for you. This is an extended trailer from the previous one that we have seen before . Cars 2 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film produced by Pixar Animation Studios . It will be the sequel to the 2006 film, Cars. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is scheduled for release in theaters on June 24, 2011. Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis and John Lasseter will co-direct. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Lightning McQueen, his pit crew and his new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the "Race of Champions" taking place in five different countries: Japan, Austria, Italy, a 24-hour race in France and the United Kingdom. However, Mater, involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and finds himself embroiled in his world of international espionage. Please Leave A Comment-

Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM Villain Is Revealed.

El Mayimbe from Latino Review is one hell of a scooper. The man has got sources working everywhere. Heres the breaking news that he has delivered today. According to their sources, Wagner Moura , best known to film audiences for playing Colonel Nascimento in the kickass Brazilian films ELITE SQUAD 1 and 2 , has booked a villain role in Neill Blomkamp ’s ELYSIUM . Moura will join Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon, and Jodie Foster in the sci fi film which shoots this summer. Visual Futurist Syd Mead (BLADE RUNNER) is set designing. What is Elysium about? All I know is that sci fi film is set 100 years in the future and according to Blomkamp “is set on another planet, but it's cool. It's violent, very violent, and very unique hopefully.” Please Leave A Comment-

25th Anniversary Edition of STAND BY ME Information

On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are excited to announce that the 25th Anniversary Edition of STAND BY ME will be available on Blu-ray for the first time on March 22nd . Who doesn't have a fond memory of this movie? The search for the dead body,pie eating contest. Sick Balls, or just the story of friendship. STAND BY ME is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. SYNOPSIS: In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends--sensitive Gordie ( Wil Wheaton ), tough guy Chris ( River Phoenix ), flamboyant Teddy ( Corey Feldman ), and scaredy-cat Vern ( Jerry O'Connell )--are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter

Noomi Rapace Talks "Prometheus"

The " Prometheus " cast is starting to fill out with acclaimed actors including Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba . But for many, it all starts with Noomi Rapace , the leading lady in Ridley Scott's hotly anticipated return to the science fiction genre. Currently best known for playing Lisbeth Salander in " The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ," Rapace is set for the role of scientist Elizabeth Shaw, the supposed protagonist of " Prometheus ." It's a daunting prospect for any actor who hopes to take the reins of an " Alien " spinoff from former leading lady Sigourney Weaver, but as Rapace explains it, the comparisons between Shaw and Ripley won't last for long. "She's definitely her own [character]," Rapace told us during a recent interview on the set of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," adding that "Prometheus" does indeed have connections to the "Alien" series. &q

Marc Forster o Direct The Runner

Walt Disney Pictures has acquired The Runner , a pitch for a futuristic science fiction film that will be written by Dave Andron as a potential directing vehicle for Marc Forster . Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer is producing with Forster's Apparatus Entertainment partner Brad Simpson. Andron hatched the NBC reinvention of Knight Ride r, and he's supervising producer of the FX series Justified . The premise: In the year 2027, Earth's surface has been rendered uninhabitable due to a devastating attack. A group of survivors living in the Rocky Mountains have discovered a way to send a man back in time. While the volunteer departs under the guise of trying to stop the devastating attack, he has an ulterior motive: to save the love of his life. The concept was hatched by Andron with Blacklight Transmedia. Grazer's Imagine made a first-look deal with that company, which develops big idea concepts on multiple platforms. In this case, The Runner will be simul

Warner Bros.Offers Movies On Facebook

Warner Bros. is turning to Facebook , where it hopes to find an electronic audience interested in digitally renting The Dark Knight . Warners said Monday that it is the first Hollywood studio to offer movies directly on Facebook. Friends of Christopher Nolan's Knight, the second of his two Batman movies, can rent the film by going to its official Facebook page and clicking a "rent" icon to apply Facebook Credits. The cost per rental is 30 Facebook Credits, or $3. Viewers will have 48 hours from the purchase to watch the movie, which can be viewed full screen and also paused and resumed within that period. While watching the movie, consumers will also have full Facebook functionality, including the ability to post comments, interact with friends and update their status. "Facebook has become a daily destination for hundreds of millions of people," said Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. "Making our films available through