Archive for May 4, 2012

The Avengers of TV: Television’s 10 Mightiest Heroes


The Avengers of TV
The Avengers isn’t the only team that could defend Earth. In fact, we’ve assembled 10 of television’s mightiest heroes to take on Loki and his army. And guess what? They won. Why? Because I said so… and this is all pretend anyway.

So to celebrate the theatrical release of The Avengers, it’s time to kick back, relax, and check out The Avengers of TV.

*Don’t forget to check out the photo of the complete team at the end.

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‘The Watch’ Red Band Trailer Serves Up Raunchy Talk & Alien Jokes


Marketing for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Summer comedy ensemble release, The Watch (formerly known as Neighborhood Watch) started off awkwardly, with a teaser trailer that went out of its way to not reveal the film’s true identity: a sci-fi/alien invasion flick that reads on paper as Men in Black meets The ‘Burbs.

Things only got worse from there, as the Trayvon Martin shooting suddenly made the idea of a laughfest – where a pack of mostly middle-aged, male suburbanites (played by Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade) use excessive force in the name of keeping the neighborhood safe, seem extremely insensitive and ill-timed.

Fox clearly recognized this; hence, the change-up in title and mad scramble (on the studio’s part) to completely turnaround ...

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’300: Battle of Artemisia’ Star Eva Green Talks ‘Manly’ Character


Eva Green 300 Sequel

Though many details of the upcoming 300 spin-off (or is it a mid-quel?) 300: Battle of Artemisia remain matters of speculation, actress Eva Green (Dark Shadows), who plays the titular female lead, recently attempted to shed some light on the exact nature of her character and the role she plays in the story.

It’s already widely accepted that Green will be joining Rodrigo Santoro (reprising his role as Xerxes) as Artemisia, a Persian of particular influence. Beyond this, rumors have circulated that Artemisia is actually a goddess, or simply a power-hungry seductress. The latter would be more in keeping with the source material: Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, in which Artemisia uses her feminine wiles to manipulate the Persian emperor into invading Greece, in a cynical bid to further her own ambitions.

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‘Doctor Who’s’ David Tennant Wanted For ‘Fast and the Furious 6′


interview with fright night david tennant peter vincent

Casting rumors for the sixth Fast and the Furious flick (a.k.a. Fast Six) have been coming… well, fast and furious over the past week. While stories about pop star-turned actress Rihanna joining the franchise seem unlikely, recent news pegging Luke Evans as possibly playing the film’s villain are more substantial. Similarly, series alum Michelle Rodriguez is confirmed to return, while MMA expert Gina Carano appears to also be a lock.

The latest big name, said to be in the running to sign on for the sixth installment in the street racing movie series, is fan-fave Scotsman David Tennant. However, the Doctor Who alum and Fright Night star is far from being “officially in negotiations” right now; rather, Tennant has supposedly chatted casually with director Justin Lin about the idea of ...

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First Reactions from Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ Emerge Online


Alfonso Cuaron Catching Fire

We’ve been waiting to see what acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) is going to do with his ambitious new sci-fi project Gravity, and now we have some initial opinions from those who have seen the film to share.

Scroll down to hear first impressions of Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock as the lone survivor of a space mission, who is trying to steer her ship home to Earth, where her daughter awaits.

Here is a spattering of opinions from the test screening of Gravity, either reported by those in attendance, or collected by those who claim to have spoken to or “overheard” the reactions. Taken altogether, they paint the picture of a technically and visually stunning piece of cinema, with a good performance from ...

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