Archive for July 26, 2012
Following an entertaining (and emotional) farewell panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of Fringe began work on the show’s season 5 premiere episode, “Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11.” Despite a bump to the “Friday Night Death Slot” two seasons back, and persistent rumors of cancellation, FOX has continued to support the fan-favorite show – offering supporters a final, albeit truncated, season of the sci-fi series that is set to debut on September 28th.
However, a series of unfortunate events forced the show’s production to shut down this past week – causing many fans to immediately assume the worst: that FOX was reneging on their promise of a proper conclusion to the show.
Reading the actual details of the production hiatus (which involved a pair of illnesses and one minor car ...
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Gerard Butler returns to the inspirational “based on real events” sub-genre (after last year’s little-seen Machine Gun Preacher) with Chasing Mavericks, a film about the late surfing icon Jay Moriarty’s origins as a master of the waves. The movie was directed by Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, 8 Mile) and stars Jonny Weston as the young Jay.
The trailer picks up with a 16-year old Jay skipping out on class – and, instead, enviously watching local surfers cruising over the Northern Californian waves. One of those board-happy fellows, a man named Frosty Hesson (Butler) eventually agrees to take Jay as his pupil and trains him to ride the state’s most dangerous breaks (known as Mavericks).
Chasing Mavericks ventures further into coming of age/inspirational sports drama territory from thereon out, ...
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Though it’s unlikely that a manual on feuding families exists, there has been plenty of examples of their rules and functions throughout much of popular media – with Dallas itself serving as an excellent illustration for the delicate intricacies of how proper family feuds work. In almost every example, there comes a time when outside forces initiate an attack on one member of said feuding family that unites the clan against a common foe – if only to welcome more infighting another day.
‘No Good Deed’ serves as a reminder that, for all their eternal squabbling, the Ewings still wield a mighty fist when it comes to protecting their interests against intruders foolish enough to think any division between them means a weakened front. It may force folks ...
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[UPDATE: We've added a video featuring the directors of Cloud Atlas.]
The first footage from Lana as well as Andy Wachowski (creators of The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer’s (Run Lola Run) Cloud Atlas has premiered online. The preview alone is a massive undertaking, as it encapsulates the filmmakers’ kaleidoscopic statement about human existence in a mystifying (some might say confounding) manner.
David Mitchell’s source novel (and its film adaptation) introduces a sickened clerk (Ben Whishaw) on a Polynesian sea voyage in the 19th century, scribbling his experiences down for the sake of posterity. It jumps ahead in time to the 1930s, where an aspiring composer (also Whishaw) discovers the clerk’s journal – while living alongside a deteriorating master composer (Jim Broadbent), who recognizes the tune his pupil plays… from his dreams.
Confused yet? The unifying ...
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Sylvester Stallone back-peddled on his previous claims that The Expendables 2 is snagging a PG-13 Rating, and the MPAA is likewise confirming the sequel has an R Rating for “strong bloody violence throughout” (it appears that Chuck Norris will be keeping his mouth clean after all, even while getting his hands dirty).
Previously-unseen Expendables 2 footage shown at Comic-Con was scrubbed clean (re: edited) for an all-ages audiences, but still delivered loads of stabbing, bone-snapping, and baddies being riddled with bullets. It remains to be seen if the flick carries over (unpopular) digitally-rendered bloodshed from its predecessor.
Terry Crews told Crave Online that Expendables 2 takes more time to explore the personalities of (and interactions between) the film’s crusty mercenaries:
“I think the coolest part about ['The Expendables 2' is that ...
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