Archive for May 16, 2012

’30 Rock’ Season 7 To Be Its Last; Extended Series Finale


30 Rock Ends After Season 7 TV

So it’s finally official: NBC’s hit comedy 30 Rock will meet its end at the conclusion of its upcoming seventh season. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed Monday at the NBC upfronts presentation in New York that the Emmy Award-winning comedy will end after its 2012-2013 season – but the series will receive a special hour-long series finale.

Although there was heavy speculation about whether or not Season 7 would be the last, the official announcement comes a day after Greenblatt told reporters that a decision had not yet been made either way – even in the midst of somewhat suggestive comments from series stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. NBC’s previous decision to shorten 30 Rock and some of its other veteran comedies to 13-episode runs added to the conjecture that ...

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‘Iron Man 3′ Casts James Badge Dale as a Villain


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The next big Marvel movie is Iron Man 3, and production on the threequel is moving at a rapid pace in order to make its scheduled May 2013 release date. In the last month alone, we’ve learned that Sir Ben Kingsley is playing a villain role (speculation is its The Mandarin); Guy Pearce is playing a scientist who unleashes something dangerous upon the world; Chinese star Andy Lau is playing a different scientist who aids Tony Stark; and Rebecca Hall (The Town) is being sought for a lead role as an old colleague/love interest of Tony Stark, who was involved in developing the tech that falls into the wrong hands.

Today we can say the Iron Man 3 cast – and villain roster – has ...

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb Takes You Behind the Scenes


As we continue to swing toward the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man, your Spidey senses have to be tingling with either excitement over the latest superhero movie, or with doubt over the webbed one’s reboot after only 10 years.

One day after releasing a 4-minute preview of The Amazing Spider-Man, director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) takes us on a voyage behind the scenes of his highly-anticipated version of the Spider-Man story.

For those unaware, Marc Webb was a music video director who directed musicians of all genres such as All American Rejects, P. Diddy and Green Day, before moving on to his directorial debut in 2009 with the comedic romance (500) Days of Summer.  The success of (500) Days of Summer opened up the doors for Webb to land Sony’s 3D version of The Amazing Spider-Man.

During his 2 minute interview, Webb describes some his experience on set:

“In ...

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Chris Hemsworth Talks Loki’s Redemption & Hopes in ‘Thor 2′


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Now that The Avengers has been unleashed on the viewing public and production is getting underway on the next component of the Marvel movie universe, Iron Man 3, fans can begin shifting their attention over to the various components being brought together and/or reuniting for Thor 2.

Expect more casting updates in the near future, along with information about whether or not side players like Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander) will indeed have expanded roles in Thor 2, as director Alan Taylor gears up to start production on the God of Thunder’s next solo adventure.

In the meantime, we can bring you up to speed on Chris Hemsworth’s thoughts about the Thor sequel – including the state of the Norse God’s relationship with his sibling Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the aftermath ...

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SR Geek Picks: ‘Star Wars’ Pancakes, UK ‘Avengers’, Marvel Movie Timeline & More


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 Avengers from across the pond; pancakes from a galaxy far, far away; minimalist Miyazakis; and a Doctor Who/Donkey Kong mashup. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

This story about a Five-year-old Avenger will melt your heart. I want to take him home and raise him to be my little comic-loving geek. Sniff….they grow so fast.

In other Avengers-related news, Robert Downey Jr. will reportedly make $50 million off The Avengers, once box office bonuses and backend compensations are factored in. He’s definitely earned his paycheck, as many people I talk to will see any Marvel film containing Tony Stark, and many will argue there is no Tony Stark without RDJ.

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