Archive for July 30, 2012
In light of the recent tragedy at a showing of Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. Animation has decided to take steps to tone down some of the violent imagery in the upcoming Cartoon Network animated series Beware The Batman. Following the Colorado massacre and subsequent public outcry, Warner Bros. Animation VP and executive producer Sam Register has reportedly ordered a complete review of the entire animated series.
While Warner Brothers has declined to make an official statement as of yet, it’s reported that alterations to the new Batman cartoon will include the changing of the shape of gun barrels from a more accurate rounded shape to a square, more stylized sci-fi-like weapon. In addition, certain situations depicted on the show that have been deemed “too realistic” will equally be changed to appear more ...
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James Cameron has made it known that he’s in the business of making Avatar sequels in the foreseeable future (and nothing else). Sigourney Weaver recently let the cat out of the bag that Cameron is also toying with the idea of shooting not two, but three Avatar movies back-to-back, in order to keep expenditures low and handle possible actor scheduling conflicts that could crop up between breaks in filming.
The latest reports on Avatar 2 confirm producer Jon Landau’s assessment that the sequel probably won’t make a December 2014 date (tentatively set by 20th Century Fox). In fact, moviegoers shouldn’t anticipate a return trip to the exotic extraterrestrial realms of Pandora until 2015, at the earliest.
A New York Times article detailing Cameron’s purchase of 2,500 acres of farmland around Lake ...
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Liam Neeson officially became an onscreen action movie badass with the slow-burn success of the 2008/2009 film, Taken. Starring as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who comes crashing into the European sex-trafficking underworld to save his abducted daughter, the actor (who was in his late ’50s at the time) opened up a whole new lane for his acclaimed career.
With Taken 2, Neeson will be pushing age sixty, but that fact is seemingly irrelevant, as the official Taken 2 trailer proves that Mr. Neeson is as badass as ever.
Unlike the Taken 2 international trailers which provided a first taste of the sequel’s flavor, this domestic trailer starts things off on a happy note (rather than an ominous one). We see Mills and his (estranged?) family – ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) – meeting up in Istanbul ...
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For years, Doctor Who fans have eagerly awaited the chance to see The Doctor (Doctor Who?) light the Olympic Flame – as prophesied by the show’s 2006 episode “Fear Her.” Of course, with the whole world watching, it was unlikely that the Olympic committee would buckle to sci-fi fan petitions and allow former Doctor, David Tennant, to kick off the ceremonies by carrying the torch in the final leg and ignite the Olympic flame in London. However, with high-profile appearances from other fictional UK celebrities – most notably Daniel Craig as James Bond escorting the Queen – many Doctor Who fans were expecting to see the TARDIS materialize somewhere (or sometime).
While the TARDIS materialization sound did punctuate the end of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” during the Games’ opening ceremony pop ...
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Since Marvel Studios went independent as a film production house (pre-Disney acquisition), Ant-Man has been top of mind for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe who’ve followed along since before Iron Man even hit theaters. For years, writer-director Edgar Wright has worked in the background, revising scripts to bring the littlest Avenger to the big screen. There was speculation and doubt that the project would never see the light of day, at least as a theatrical wide release, but that all changed a few weeks ago at Comic-Con 2012
Edgar Wright made a surprise appearance during the Iron Man 3 panel to present fans to fans in attendance Ant-Man test footage, a brief incomplete action sequence to demonstrate how Ant-Man and his ability to alter his size could be realized in live-action. It must have been a ...
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