Archive for May 29, 2012
Fan-favorite actor/writer Simon Pegg has a handful of high-profile ventures on his plate – including his respective parts in the pilot for Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont’s new TV series L.A. Noir and director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 (not the official title), both of which Pegg recently completed work on. Not to mention, his upcoming reunion with director Edgar Wright and Nick Frost on the conclusion to their “Blood & Ice Cream” trilogy, The World’s End.
In a recent profile piece for The Telegraph, Pegg touched on how the Trek sequel is a tricky animal – one which, in different respects, has been easier to make than its predecessor (Abrams’ reboot of the franchise), but also faces challenges similar to those for any followup to a popular blockbuster:
“This time ...
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In today’s movie media roundup: We take a look behind the scenes of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s next big book-turned-movie, The Host; We’ll check out another new clip from Pixar’s foray into princess fairy tale epics with Brave; Get another high-speed chase through the future in the latest TV Spot for Total Recall; and attempt to laugh at the latest and (not-so-)greatest Adam Sandler comedy, That’s My Boy thanks to a few TV spots.
With The Host, Stephenie Meyer leaves the supernatural teenage romance of Twilight behind for the teenage romance of… science fiction:
A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan). Instead of carrying out her race’s ...
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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 some fantasy-themed Avengers; Pixar mixed with Star Wars; Bill And Ted trading time machines with Marty McFly; and an Italian Stallion shirt. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks
To kick things off today, there’s a petition you can sign to get a S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier Blu-ray box set for The Avengers. The design is courtesy of Dave Delisle and looks amazing. Will you sign the petition?
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Despite having some legal hurdles to jump, the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side is currently in production, as was foretold a few weeks back. Hip-hop star Andre “3000″ Benjamin is starring as Hendrix, in a story that will explore the musician’s early days leading up to his discovery and explosion into a musical icon. Due to impending issues with the Hendrix estate, director John Ridley (Three Kings) won’t be able to use any official Hendrix tracks – but that’s another discussion.
Today we have the first set photos from All Is By My Side, which feature Andre 3000 in character as Hendrix, as well as Captain America star Hayley Atwell as Linda Keith, the woman who discovered Jimi. Scroll down for the photos.
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Following in the wake of Sunday night's epic 'Blackwater' episode, HBO has confirmed that this coming Sunday's finale of the second season of "Game of Thrones" will clock in at 64 minutes as opposed to the usual 54 minutes.
The ten minutes extra will allow various story lines more time to wrap up ahead of the third season next April. Several key subplots from the second book that haven't shown up on screen yet - the Sack of Winterfell, Daenerys' visit to the House of the Undying, and the events in King's Landing after the Battle of Blackwater Bay - should be covered in this one episode.
HBO advises that "the reason is that Game of Thrones episode 20 simply cannot be contained by a mere 54 minutes! Most DVRs will pick this up and record with the extra time but for your own sanity please do not forget to either watch live or record ten extra minutes on Sunday night".
The promo for the final episode is below, warning - it contains spoilers for the ending of the previous episode.