Archive for June 28, 2012
Quickly becoming one of television’s worst-kept secrets, Travel Channel host & comedian Bert Kreischer has been endearing the world over, on and off the screen. Recounting hilarious adventures like wrestling bears with marshmallows and being fired from Barnes & Nobles for working out in the basement, Kreischer’s stories can be found almost everywhere. Starting tonight on his new Travel Channel series Trip Flip, Kreischer adds to his collection of tales, as he takes two unsuspecting members of the public on the vacation of a lifetime.
For the past two years, Kreischer has been host of Travel Channel’s Bert the Conqueror, a series which earned him the title of “reluctant daredevil.” Up for any type adventure, though fearful of many of them, Bert the Conqueror’s appeal was not simply from watching Kreischer “conquer” the activity placed before him, but it was also ...
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Quentin Tarantino has made cinematic pastiche his bread-and-butter and that trend continues with this winter’s Django Unchained. Wu-Tang Clan head RZA – one of Tarantino’s collaborators on Kill Bill – will kick off his own filmmaking career with a similar homage flick, titled The Man with the Iron Fists. RZA’s movie spins a yarn about a martial arts warrior/blacksmith in feudal China (portrayed by the actor/musician), who must defend his village against dangerous invaders.
Earlier this week, RZA unveiled a screenshot teaser from the official trailer for Man with the Iron Fists. Today, we can offer the full, red-band (meaning: NSFW!!) theatrical preview, in all its violent (and stylish) glory.
… And violent and stylish, it certainly is. Tarantino’s name may be plastered all over the marketing material for Man with the Iron Fists, ...
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The viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises has been just as (if not more) interesting as the viral campaign for The Dark Knight, helping curious (and dillegent) fans all across the globe get a sense of Gotham City eight years after the events of TDK, as well as brief hints about Bane’s (Tom Hardy) terrorist plot.
The latest viral games have now revealed some juicy details about the film: A Wayne Enterprises catalog reveals the nature of the weapon Bane used in the second Dark Knight Rises trailer to decimate the Gotham Rouges’ football stadium. Meanwhile, a series of letters exchanged between Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) strongly hint about the shape of Mr. Wayne’s life, and the state of Wayne Enterprises.
You can check both Dark Knight Rises viral game “prizes” – and many hi-res images from the film (some old, some new) – ...
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Now that Prometheus is in theaters (and causing all sorts of debate), the next big sci-fi film on the 2012 docket is Rian Johnson’s Looper, which tells the tale of a young hitman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a unique job description: he eliminates targets sent back in time by mobsters in the future. The twist comes when Levitt’s character, Joe, is carrying out a routine execution – only to discover the target is the older version of himself (played by Bruce Willis).
The first Looper trailer set up that initial premise described above, while highlighting the film’s futuristic action and the many chase sequences that ensue as young Joe hunts old Joe, and the mob hunts them both. The second Looper trailer and international trailer give us more of the storyline, thematic arcs, including how the characters played by ...
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Comic-Con 2012 is nearly upon us, and in this tenth-hour countdown we’re seeing TV networks and movie studios starting to really kick it up a notch, with everyone from Marvel to The CW having confirmed big panels (presumably with big surprises in store) – and even bygone relics like Joss Whedon’s Firefly having a presence at this year’s convention.
With so many announcements coming at us so rapidly, it can be hard to keep track of which TV/Movie properties will be present, how “present” they will be, and when/where you can catch the panels, should you be in attendance. Luckily, we have a breakdown of all the events and panels that appeal to our Screen Rant crowd, starting with the “preview night” festivities on Wednesday, July 11th.