Archive for May 11, 2012

‘Prometheus’ Extended Featurette & ‘Men in Black 3′ Behind-the-Scenes Clip

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Moviegoers in the mood for some light-weight sci-fi entertainment will get just that when Men in Black III hits theaters later this month. Those looking for something with more intellectual substance and genuine 3D eye-candy (as opposed to the MIB threequel’s post-converted effects), will have to wait an extra couple weeks for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel/spinoff, Prometheus.

Today, we have the latest featurettes for both of these new installments in sci-fi tentpole franchises (Men in Black and Alien, respectively). As it were, these clips perfectly illustrate the difference in tone and content between the two films.

Men in Black III

There’s been an influx of featurettes and clips from Men in Black III recently, as Sony strives to heighten anticipation for the belated third chapter in the MIB series. Despite director Barry Sonnenfeld’s assurances that
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‘Prometheus’ Extended Featurette & ‘Men in Black 3′ Behind-the-Scenes Clip

Johnny Depp & Michelle Pfeiffer Talk Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’

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It seems odd, in some ways, that Tim Burton has not yet tackled the bloodthirsty world of the vampire – seeing how he is the king of quirkily macabre cinema. But Dark Shadows does indeed mark his first foray into the world of the be-fanged undead. His longtime collaborator, Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and so on), had been a fan of the 1966-1971 fantasy soap opera and came to Burton with a plan to adapt the series for the big screen.

Burton expressed a fondness for what he refers to as a “strong property” during the Los Angeles press conference for Dark Shadows. Depp had a desire to depict a vampire that, as he says, “looks like a vampire” which is in part the actor’s way of “railing ...

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SR Geek Picks: Avenger Cupcakes, Darth Vader Watches, Will Smith Fury & 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 a Star Wars clock; a Darth Vader watch; cupcakes shaped like Avengers; and Will Smith as Nick Fury.All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

Lee Zachariah gives us a hilarious (but subversively informative, as one commenter puts it) depiction of The Avengers’ cinematic journey. You won’t want to miss this one.

XavierPop has the Hulk .gif you’ve all been wanting to re-live.

Artist Noelle Stevenson has some amazingly cute Avengers art. You have been warned about the cuteness.

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Star Wars Clocks

Star Wars Clock Design

This must be how the Rebels kept to their schedules.

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Darth Vader Watch

SR Geek Picks: Avenger Cupcakes, Darth Vader Watches, Will Smith Fury & More!

Chloë Moretz Eyes Zombie Drama ‘Maggie’

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It looks like Chloë Grace Moretz is preparing to add yet another horror title to her resume – to go along with the vampire flick remake Let Me In, Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows film adaptation and Kimberly Peirce’s re-interpretation of Stephen King’s Carrie novel (which begins production next month, at the time of writing this).

The monster movie in question is Maggie, a low-budget zombie flick that made headlines last year when Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) acquired the spec script. Maggie is now being backed by such producers as Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (Colombiana), along with Matthew Baer and Trevor Kaufman.

Bekmambetov’s involvement with Maggie is somewhat up in the air right now, seeing how he’s not mentioned in the latest report from Variety. However, the project’s Black Listed screenplay – penned by former NASA satellite guidance system programmer ...

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Fox Cancels ‘Alcatraz,’ ‘The Finder,’ ‘Breaking In’ & ‘Teenage Daughter’

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Alcatraz Canceled - Fox

In order to make room for their upcoming new Fall line-up, Fox is clearing out its underperforming series. Alcatraz, The Finder, Breaking In (again), and I Hate My Teenage Daughter have all been officially canceled, and will not be returning to the network this fall.

Of course, most of these cancelations aren’t likely to take anyone by surprise. Despite each series having its own strengths and weaknesses, the overall ratings for most of these shows are well beneath acceptable levels for network television.

Perhaps the most prominent series being canceled by Fox this year is the J.J. Abrams-produced Alcatraz. Presented as a compelling tale of fantastical events which led 300 people from the island prison in 1963 to the present, its actual execution turned out to be nothing more than a string of episodic tales revolving around ...

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