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Sharlto Copley Confirmed as ‘Old Boy’ Villain & ‘Open Grave’ Lead

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Sharlto Copley Oldboy Villain  Open Grave

Sharlto Copley’s career has been on the ascent ever since District 9 propelled him into the limelight. The South African actor was a standout performer in an ensemble of impressive actors (and Rampage Jackson) starring in Joe Carnahan’s A-Team reboot, and District 9 already proved he can carry a film as a leading man.

That latter point is a fact that Apollo 18 director Gonzalo López-Gallego recognizes, as he has cast Copley in the lead role for his next film, Open Grave. The actor apparently also has what it takes to make a pretty convincing villain, because Spike Lee has tapped him to play that very role in his upcoming remake/re-interpretation of Old Boy.

We reported a few weeks back that Copley had been offered the Old Boy villain ...

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Netflix Wants To Revive ‘Jericho’

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Jericho Season 3 TV

The fight for the post- apocalyptic drama Jericho may not be over just yet, as Netflix has approached CBS about resurrecting the cult fave with all new episodes.

The series starred Skeet Ulrich and Ashley and revolved around the residents of a small, rural town in Kansas called Jericho; in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear assault on 23 major US. cities, the Jericho survivors mount staggering  efforts to restore life to some sort of normalcy. CBS cancelled Jericho after its first season due to less than stellar rating, but die-hard fans assembled to launch a successful campaign to save the series, involving sending over 20 tons of nuts to CBS headquarters.

Despite the passionate fan efforts, Jericho was cancelled again for the final time after the second season. Following its television demise there was
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New ‘Battleship’ Clips Offer Story, Characters & Big Action

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Battleship Movie Clips (2012)

Let’s be honest: At this point there are a considerable number of people who are still not sold on seeing Battleship, director Peter Berg’s new summer blockbuster based on the Hasbro board game of the same name. The lack of enthusiasm is probably why Universal has released so many clips from the film to help persuade moviegoers into the theater – clips we have rounded up for you here today.

Those who profess anything from indifference to disdain for Battleship have done so for reasons that usually include its total lack of connection to the actual board game it’s based on; the shoehorning of aliens into the plot; and the general sense that Hasbro and Universal are attempting to replicate the success of the Transformers movie franchise, based on the similar designs in ...

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5 Reasons Why I’m More Excited For ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Than ‘The Avengers’

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The Dark Knight Rises Poster

The Avengers arrives in theaters and brings Iron Man, Thor and Captain America together to battle a great evil force. The reviews – so far – have been great, and the film promises to kick off summer in a big way.

But this isn’t the movie that I’m most excited about this summer. Not by a long shot. My most-anticipated movie of the summer is The Dark Knight Rises – the eagerly-anticipated final chapter in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.

Fellow Screen Ranter Rob Frappier previously wrote about the 5 reasons he is more excited about The Avengers than TDKR, and I jumped at the chance to give a counterpoint. Here’s my list of 5 reasons I’m looking forward more to Batman returning to the big screen than I am about The Avengers.



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SR Geek Picks: ‘Avengers’ Cake Pops, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Beer, Arrested Obiwan & More…

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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web for you. Today you’ll find the Avengers as Nicktoons and dessert; Game of Thrones beverages and shirts; R2D2 shorts; a “chewy” Chewbacca; and an incarcerated ObiWan. If only there was a way I could combine my love for The Avengers, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars

Obiwan’s lawyer is his only hope. It appears Obiwan is turning to the dark side. The guy who legally changed his name to “Obiwan Kenobi” a while back has been arrested in connection to a hit and run crash that led to a 4-car pileup in March. I blame Hayden Christensen and George Lucas.

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The Avengers as Nicktoons

Captain Quailman needs his own comic

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