Archive for December 11, 2011
Ramping up the excitement for the return of Spartacus, Starz has enlisted Liam McIntyre in explaining where the series is headed and what viewers can expect from the Thracian warrior in the long-awaited continuation of the series with Spartacus: Vengeance.
So far, all that we have seen of McIntyre has been a handful of stills and the short trailer, which debuted in late summer. Now, in what amounts to an introduction of the man who will assume the mantle of Spartacus, after the tragic passing of Andy Whitfield, fans will get to see McIntyre in action – as well as get sense of where the actor is coming from with his interpretation of the character.
Additionally, the opening scene provides a look at more of the series’ visual style, which has been ...
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Harrison Ford plays ball in 42; it’s not TV – it’s HBO for Eddie Murphy; Helen Mirren and Sienna Miller star in competing Alfred Hitchcock biopics; Tom Cruise talks Top Gun 2 and Lifetime takes a swim in The Blue Lagoon.
1. Harrison Ford has signed on to play Branch Rickey in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42.
“Ford will star as Branch Rickey, the innovative Major League Baseball executive who is best known for breaking MLB’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to a minor league contract in 1945. Two years later, at the start of the 1947 major league baseball season, Robinson was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers major league baseball team with the help of Rickey. Rickey was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967.”
Could this finally snag Ford that elusive Oscar? He ...
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At Thanksgiving it looked like box office numbers were moving in an upward trajectory, but now that the dust has settled, it appears that the numbers are continuing to disappoint
Top of the heap this week is New Year’s Eve, director Gary Marshall’s followup to his 2009 hit, Valentine’s Day. However, New Year’s Eve only banked $13.7 million over the weekend, a far cry from the $56 million that its predecessor scored when it debuted. Valentine’s Day was a front-loaded release, smartly positioned to debut strong over the Valentine’s day weekend. It could be argued that V Day had a better line-up of stars, with the likes of Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Fox and Jennifer Garner. Meanwhile, New Year’s Eve features Robert DeNiro, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jon ...
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The next fortnight is set to be the busiest time for new trailers in months, with some more announced today.
Tomorrow (Monday) we'll see the first trailer for "Men in Black III", Sony confirming the promo will hit at that time via the film's Facebook page.
Tomorrow's edition of "Entertainment Tonight" will include the first trailer for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" which is expected to be released online a few hours later. The first clip from this can be found on Youtube.
Still no word on when the proper quality (non-bootleg) version of the 63-second trailer for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" will go online, though there's talk it could be as early as tomorrow.
Later in the week, specifically on Friday, will be the first trailer for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "The Dictator".
The 2min 3sec second trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" which premieres with "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" on Friday is now rumoured to be going online the following Tuesday (Dec. 20th).
The first trailers for "Jack The Giant Killer" and "Rock Of Ages" are also expected to hit with 'Game of Shadows', they're both due to go online between Friday and the following Monday.
A second trailer for "Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance" is due out with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" later this month but is expected to go online before that film opens.
Finally there's still no word on when the first trailer for "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" will be released, though it is due shortly.