Archive for January 24, 2012
The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises are not just duking it out for the title of ‘superhero movie king of summer 2012′ – they are also battling for the title of ‘most merchandised superhero movie of 2012.’ There’s no better evidence of this fact than the number of toys, collectibles and sculpted statuettes from both films that are starting to be revealed on the Interwebs.
A new statuette of Iron Man’s Mark VII armor from The Avengers already has fans buzzing, and we’re adding fuel to the fire with some new Avengers accersories that include the iconic team Quinjet, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, which serves as the mobile command center for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his team of secret agents.
The Dark Knight Rises comes to Toyland with some collectible figurines and busts that depict the likenesses of the film’s villain, Bane (Tom Hardy), ...
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These past few years have been incredibly rough on NBC. Ever since the late night war of 2010, which left the network’s primetime line-up in complete disarray, NBC has been struggling to regain the confidence of the viewers it lost. And from the looks of this year’s comedy pilot orders, it appears that the network may be pulling out the big guns to do just that.
With 8 comedy pilot orders in total, NBC is attempting to further develop their already successful primetime comedy block by securing potential new series from some of the entertainment industry’s heavy hitters, including The Office (US) producer Greg Daniels, The Hangover Part II writer Scot Armstrong, Community producer Hilary Winston, Weeds producer Stephen Falk, Late Night‘s Jimmy Fallon, two separate series from Friends producers Dana Klein and Scott Silveri, ...
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The Grey is the latest film by Joe Carnahan, the director of movies like Narc, Smokin’ Aces, and The A-Team. If you’re not familiar with that lineup, let us be the ones to assure you that they are all worthy of the term “gritty.” Trailers for The Grey have promised that Carnahan’s man vs. nature/beast survival thriller will continue in that gritty trend – but it is the red band trailer that we now have to share that confirms it beyond a doubt.
Liam Neeson stars in the film as a man working on an Alaskan oil rig with a team of roughnecks. The team’s plane home crash lands in the tundra, and from there it is a deadly fight to survive the harsh elements and the pack ...
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We haven’t heard anything about director Phillip Noyce’s time-travel romance, Timeless, since it was announced (back in Fall 2011) that increasingly-popular actor Liam Hemsworth was in negotiations to headline the film.
Jump to the present and we finally have confirmation that not only has Hemsworth officially committed to the project, but that shooting is now slated to begin by July of 2012 – just a couple of months after the 22-year-old Aussie actor is supposed to begin working alongside Dwayne Johnson on the crime thriller Empire State.
Hemsworth will show up in two hotly-anticipated 2012 movies – namely, as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games and as Bill “The Kid” Timmons in The Expendables 2. In addition to both Empire State and Timeless, Thor/Chris Hemsworth’s younger sibling also remains loosely attached to appear in
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Many people wouldn’t recognize Andy Serkis if they met him in person, yet they’re sure to remember many of the characters he’s portrayed onscreen, via the assistance of performance-capture technology.
Be it the raspy voiced bag of skin and bones that is Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the eponymous building-sized “monster” from King Kong, the genetically-altered chimp Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes – or, most recently, the burly alcoholic Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin, Serkis has served as the heart and soul of many a memorable digitally-rendered character. Hence, the previous studio-backed pushes for him to receive an Oscar nod for his work in both the Rings trilogy and the Apes franchise reboot/prequel.
Despite the especially-massive push for Serkis to receive recognition for his performance ...
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