Archive for June, 2010
Looking Back On ‘Back To The Future’
June 30th, 2010 at 11:12 pm | |
1985: eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown (Christopher Lloyd) has turned his glorious DeLorean sports car into a time machine. After an attack by disgruntled Libyan terrorists, Doc is killed in a shower of machine gun fire. His young friend [no funny business] Marty (Michael J. Fox) escapes in the DeLorean and upon reaching 88 MPH is transported to the year 1955 — the year his parents met and Doc invented time travel. Can Marty convince the Doc of 30 years ago that he is really from the future and get him to help him to get back to the future? More than that, can he spurn the advances of his teenage mother? Hold on, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back in time.
When a movie begins with the words ‘Steven Spielberg Presents’ as far am I’m concerned it might as well be stamped with ‘you are gonna love this’, because far more often than not, it’s true. This month marks the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest movies of all time that begins with such a statement: Back to the Future. In the quarter of a century that has passed since its opening weekend on July 3, 1985, there are not many movie fans who haven’t seen Back To The Future. And I’m sure the number is even smaller of the people who do not like this movie [...]
Wonder Woman Gets A New Costume & Origin Story
June 30th, 2010 at 8:26 pm | |
Johnny Depp Is A Fear And Loathing Lizard In Gore Verbinski’s ‘Rango’ Trailer
After years of having the same look, Wonder Woman is getting a makeover. In Wonder Woman #600 of Wonder Woman, released in comic shops today, the Amazon Princess gets a modern redesign of her legendary costume. The costume, redesigned by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, coincides with the start of a new creative team on the book as well as a new adventure for Wonder Woman. The new team consists of writer J. Michael Straczynski and artists Don Kramer and Michael Babinski.
Check out Wonder Woman in her new costume here at right (click image for larger, full view).
The direction for the book puts Wonder Woman in a modern era where her original origin story has been altered. The world she would have known is now destroyed and her Amazon race is in danger of extinction. Wonder Woman’s world is now in an urban setting where she knows little about her previous life and she will have to fight to survive [...]
June 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm | |
You’ll Never Believe What The Title For ‘Final Destination 5′ Could Be
The first trailer for Gore Verbinksi‘s new animated movie Rango has been released online. The movie features Johny Depp in the lead role, a lizard named Rango who’s struggling with an identity crisis.
This is just a teaser trailer, but you’ll get a good feel of the movie. The animation is solid and you’ll hear a little of the not-so-Johnny-Depp-sounding lizard.
The thing that will really stand out to some fans is the nod to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the famed author Hunter S. Thompson. Depp played a Thompson-esq character in Fear and Loathing, and will again in the upcoming book adaptation, The Rum Diaries.
Find yourself and head on over to the other side to check out the first teaser trailer for Rango.
Along with Depp, the movie features the voice acting talents of Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Ray Winstone, Beth Grant, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, and Alfred Molina. [...]
June 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm | |
Bloody-Disgusting has uncovered a bit of information regarding Warner Brothers Pictures fifth installment in the Final Destination franchise. And though we don’t know much about the movie itself, what we read here could just say a lot about what direction the horror flick is heading in.
We won’t waste your time — let’s get right to it. According to the source, Warner Bros. is currently leaning toward calling their new movie 5NAL DESTINATION. Yes, that’s actually what words are indicating could be the new title. Five-nal Destination. Seriously.
Now, this sounds like it’s only the “tentative” title so far, which means they’re leaning toward it but nothing is 100% set in stone. This is a bit of good news because that title is going to get absolutely eviscerated by everyone who reads about it (eviscerate away in the comments below!), and hopefully the studio will see this and change it before looking too stupid. [...]
UPDATED! Sony Chooses Josh Hutcherson To Play Peter Parker In Their ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot
June 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm | |
It’s been a bit of a wild ride since Spider-Man 3 came and went, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of fans near and far. Spider-Man 4 was well into development when Sony suddenly decided to throw it all away and start over fresh. Since then we’ve learned that (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb would be replacing Sam Raimi, but who would take on the coveted role of Peter Parker for this new Spidey vision?
Many names, as expected, have been rumored over the past months, but now it looks as though one name stands alone: Josh Hutcherson. According to Blue Sky Disney (via Latino Review), Sony has chosen the young actor after many candidates were screen tested for the role.
Hutcherson is not yet 18, but has already done quite a bit. Notable movies that he has appeared in include Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. He’s also set to star in a Center of the Earth sequel and the Red Dawn remake. [...]
Ape Uprising Begins With Andy Serkis In ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Prequel
June 30th, 2010 at 12:01 pm | |
When it comes to computer animated primates, Andy Serkis is no rookie. In addition to his wonderful work bringing Gollum to life in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serkis was the man behind the motion capture creation of Kong in Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
Now comes news that the actor is ready to become ape once again. In a Twitter message from 20th Century’s Fox’s vice president of corporate communications, Chris Petrikin, it was revealed that Serkis would be playing Caeser in their Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Apes. The VP said “This is cool: Gollum reteams with Weta. Andy Serkis to star as Caesar in Rise of the Apes,’ portraying chimp who leads the simian revolt.”
In the movie, Caeser begins as one of the apes being used by a scientist (James Franco) to try and discover a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. When he shows incredible progress and even begins to rapidly evolve, the scientist takes the ape home to protect him. Before long, it’s realized that Caeser is only the just the start as a new breed of intelligent ape is quickly growing in numbers. [...]
Hollywood Pitches: ‘Back To The Future IV: Bif’s Neanderthal Revenge’
June 29th, 2010 at 10:53 pm | |
Hulu Offers Subscription Service With Huluplus
It’s been 20 years since the third and final Back To The Future movie was released and since then there’s been a major void in the franchise. Sure there was a short-lived animated series, and yeah, Universal Studios theme parks had a BTTF ride, but not everyone got to experience that; plus, it was closed down back in 2007, so now the fans have nothing.
With the 25th anniversary this Saturday of the release of the first movie, it’s no surprise that some Hollywood types would be clamoring to get a BTTF: Part IV into development asap. Below is a transcript of secretly-taped conversation between two producers discussing their grand plans for a new sequel, Back to the Future IV: Bif’s Neanderthal Revenge. [Hey, at least it's not plans for a remake!] [...]
June 29th, 2010 at 9:37 pm | |
We have known that popular internet television site Hulu was going to a subscription model for a while now. What we didn’t know is how paid Hulu would be different from free Hulu. Well, the curtain has just been lifted with Huluplus. You can check out the site to see the list of much of the content that is being offered, and it’s quite extensive.
The big thing for me is that having the subscription will open up Hulu to new devises, like, the PS3 come this July and the Xbox 360 in early 2011. That’s right Hulu, with more content, right into your living room through your gaming console.
We were teased that Hulu’s subscription service was coming to one of these devices, but I never thought it would come to both! Very impressive, I do not think cable companies will like this one bit, and soon enough I may be canceling my cable all together. What about you? Interested in giving Hulu ten bucks a month instead of paying a cable provider? Watch the video below and see if Huluplus is for you [...]
Jon Tenney To Play Hal Jordan’s Dad In ‘Green Lantern’ Movie
June 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm | |
Great News Everyone: New ‘Futurama’ Pulls In Big Numbers For Comedy Central
The Closer‘s Jon Tenney has joined the cast of the Green Lantern film as Hal Jordan’s dad Martin Jordan.
Tenney is only 15 years older than the adult Hal Jordan, Ryan Reynolds, so his scenes will take place in the past when Hal Jordan is still a young boy.
I think this is a good casting decision. I enjoy Jon Tenney on The Closer and I see a bit of a resemblance between Tenney and Reynolds. This production has continued to make good casting choices such as this one, Ryan Reynolds, and Angela Bassett. I am looking forward to this film next year [...]
June 29th, 2010 at 1:39 pm | |
This past Thursday, the brand new episodes of Futurama we’ve spoken so much about (and begged you to watch) debuted on Comedy Central!
For fans all across the land, the ultimate concern was not only whether we could help deliver the numbers that would see more new seasons of the animated futuristic comedy ordered, but if we’d help it to even achieve the 26-episode order that Fox had pushed through!
Now comes words that will comfort your worried minds: Futurama did well in its return to TV, and it even took in some records for Comedy Central.
According to Nielsen Media Research, Futurama‘s two-episode, one-hour premier on Thursday averaged a fantastic 2.9 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among people ages 18-49! Not only that, but it was tied for the highest-rated show on Thursday among adults aged 18-49, and the absolute highest-rated show among us gentlemen aged 18-34. Comedy Central also shared that Futurama made two huge impacts in its sixth season debut: for one, it was the highest rated night of the year so far; for two, it was the networks very best Thursday night performance of ALL time. [...]
Steve Carell To Leave ‘The Office’ After Next Season
June 29th, 2010 at 11:26 am | |
One of the more popular shows on TV is NBC’s The Office, which is an American remake of the UK’s hit BBC series of the same name. While that show starred Ricky Gervais in the lead role, Steve Carell was the main man of our own Office series.
While speaking to US Magazine on the red carpet for his new animated film, Despicable Me, Carell made things very clear. “Yes, it will be my last [season]. It’s the last on my contract, and I want to honor my contract. I am excited — just so I can spend more time with my family. I’m sure I’m going to be very nostalgic; I mean, these are some of my best friends in the world! But it will be good — it will be good for everybody.”
Carell has played Michael Scott, office manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, for 116 episodes and 6 seasons so far. The most recent season ended on May 20th of 2010, and another new season had already been ordered by then. The 7th season is set to begin this upcoming fall television series, which does look to be Carell’s last, according to him anyway. [...]
Blu-ray Review: Supernatural Season 1
June 29th, 2010 at 8:17 am | |
Supernatural Season 1
DVD | Blu-ray
Created by: Eric Kripke
Starring: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Warner Home Video
Release Date: June 15, 2010
Almost everyone who will be purchasing this Blu-ray already knows what Supernatural is about because we are now waiting for a sixth season. Well if you don’t know anything about Supernatural then you should definitely start here. A great description would be a mixture between Route 66, X-Files, and Charmed. It brings together all the best of these shows and leaves all the worst behind. It is a love letter to horror movies and family problems.
There are two brothers named Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles from Dark Angel, and Sam Winchester, played by Jared Padalecki from Gilmore Girls, who travel across the country fighting demons and monsters. In this first season we are introduced to them and to the world of Supernatural which is also a character in itself. I say this because where you would normally expect monsters and demons to be a certain way, they are not necessarily that way in this world. Vampires are not the same, werewolves are not the same, pretty much nothing works the way we have been trained by media to believe it does [...]
Universal Studios’ New ‘King Kong 360 3-D’ Opens Today!
June 29th, 2010 at 12:57 am | |
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Since fire ravaged and destroyed much of the Universal Studios Hollywood lot, we’ve been covering their progress. One of the more exciting plans was to rebuild the King Kong attraction that debuted in 1986 and was badly damaged in the blaze. Universal brought in the director of 2005′s King Kong, Peter Jackson, and they set out to make an amazing new attraction to their tour.
Since then, we’ve heard much about the new ride, and it’s been about as exciting sounding as anything else you could think of. And while it’s called “360 3-D,” it does have a lot more of a 4D feel to it, considering the movement and interaction involved.
If you’ve been at all interested in checking out the new King Kong attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, well…you’re now in luck. The ride is making its debut TODAY!
Click on over to check out a couple new images, and some making of videos for the the ride. [...]
June 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm | |
If you are like me you have been enjoying the world of Harry Potter for a good long time. It’s hard to imagine a world where Harry and the gang don’t yet exist. For me it was a little sad when I finished the final book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, knowing that my journey with Harry had come to an end.
So, it is with that same kind of sadness that I present you with the world premiere trailer for the movie adaptation of the final book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, here below.
Thankfully, the book is being split up into two movies, Part 1 and Part 2, which I think is the right move. The Deathly Hallows really felt like two separate books. Those of you that read it know what I’m talking about. I think it will be interesting to see that split.
The trailer below features scenes from both movies, Part I which is will be released in November of 2010, and Part 2 in July of 2011. So go ahead check out the awesome sauce below then put on Chamber of Secrets and marvel at how young the actors all really were [...]
Marvel Creates Television Division, Jeph Loeb Named Head
June 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm | |
Marvel Entertainment has created an entertainment division specifically for the small screen named Marvel Television, and award-winning comic and TV writer Jeph Loeb will head the division.
Loeb, a onetime co-executive producer of NBC’s Heroes, will supervise the transition from comics to the TV screen for Marvel’s popular characters and stories. Loeb will be involved with developing and distributing live-action, animation, and direct-to-DVD series
Loeb will collaborate on the television projects with Dan Buckly, Marvel’s publisher and president of print, animation, and digital division [...]