Archive for March 24, 2012
After the cinematic highpoint that was ‘Libertus,’ Spartacus: Vengeance was hard pressed to find another hour this season that was as entertaining, or thrilling. But with ‘Monsters,’ the program may have done just that.
As last episode, ‘Balance,’ sought to finally arrange the pieces that would see Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) and Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker) finally square off, those moments serve to offer a comparison between the Thracian warrior and the Praetor – with some striking similarities. But arguably, those similarities are nothing new, since Spartacus struggled during ‘Balance‘ to deny his thirst for vengeance by releasing a captive Ilithyia (Viva Bianca), and therefore proving his stance has now grown beyond retribution for the death of his wife.
While Spartacus’ cause expands, Glaber finds his more focused on a single foe than ever. He ...
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Bruce Willis Retaliates; Richard Grieco talks 21 Jump Street 2; Michael Kenneth Williams is ODB in Dirty White Boy and Melissa Leo enters Oblivion with Tom Cruise.
1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens on 29th June and the marketing for the film is beginning to kick into high gear. A new still of Bruce Willis’ Joe Colton has been released and the Die Hard star appears like he’s never appeared before– bald and with a gun.
Does anybody else remember when Willis said “I got sick of running down the street with a gun in my hand”?
Source: Coming Soon
2. Those keen-eyed journalists at TMZ caught up with former 21 Jump Street star Richard Grieco who stated that he would be “doing the sequel” to the big screen adaptation ...
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Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon aim to turn the horror genre on its head with next month’s The Cabin in the Woods (which the two co-wrote together and Goddard directed), while Sir Ridley Scott returns to the world(s) he created in Alien with this summer movie season’s much buzzed-about Prometheus – and today, we have new footage from each film to share with you.
The delayed Cabin in the Woods features a cast of attractive young people that includes Chris Hemsworth in his pre-Thor days, alongside such folk as Fran Kranz (Dollhouse), Anna Hutchinson (Go Girls), Kristen Connolly (As the World Turns), and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as an unsuspecting group of friends who head out to an isolated cabin in the woods for some fun. Once there, they encounter a ...
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UPDATE (3/25): The weekend estimates are in with "The Hunger Games" taking $155 million from Friday to Sunday in the United States, the third biggest domestic box-office opening weekend of all time behind only the final "Harry Potter" film and "The Dark Knight". It's also the biggest non-Summer opener and biggest non-sequel opener.
ORIGINAL (3/24): The much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" has exploded out of the starting gate reports Deadline.
After pulling in $19.7 million for midnight showings on Thursday night, the top midnight debut ever for a non-sequel, it's estimated that the movie took in a further $48.5 million on Friday.
Estimates now have it scoring a whopping $138 million opening weekend, on or around the same amount as last year's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1". It's expected to easily score the title of the highest opening weekend for a non-sequel.
More figures as they come.
HBO has released more new gorgeous photos from the upcoming second season of "Game of Thrones", along with a new 22-minute featurette entitled 'You Win or You Die' and a Q&A with co-creators and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Said clip features interviews and gives us a recap of key events in the first season, and a bit of a preview of things to come in the second. The most interesting quotes however come from the Q&A and deal with the faithfulness of these adaptations.
The first season was quite faithful, its few changes were generally received well. As for the second season? Benioff says "We’re not looking at our series as a book-by-book adaptation so much as an adaptation of George’s entire saga. In other words, in our minds season two is not 'A Clash of Kings'. It is the second season of our adaptation of 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'" D.B. Weiss adds that fans of the show "can expect to be surprised by some of what happens."
What about future seasons? Weiss says "Well… “A Storm of Swords” is too long to fit in a single season. And as readers know, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons” take place during roughly the same time frame, so we’ll have to fold those together. The plan, if we’re lucky enough to be given the opportunity to see it through, is to use as many seasons as we need to tell the story as a whole, to do justice to George’s entire opus."
The full Q&A is available to read at Game of Owns. You can access the gallery of pics and the clip below: