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Check Out This Clip With Chloe Moretz From ‘Hick’
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With the Fall festival season now kicking into full gear, we are beginning to see more and more from a cavalcade of films looking to make a splash this Fall.

One of these films happens to be the new project from director Derick Martini, Hick.

MTV has a new clip from the film, which stars Chloe Moretz and Blake Lively, and follows the story of a 13-year-old dealing with her drunken parents. The film premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and is one of many smaller indie dramas that will be looking to make some big waves this Fall.

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Spoiler Talk: Green Lantern
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Week of Geek: Green Lantern

As far as mindless summer diversions go, Green Lantern isn’t that bad.

Had to pause before writing anything else because “isn’t that bad” is about as enthusiastic there is to get about Green Lantern. It’s a satisfactorily entertaining adaptation and one of the few movies whose FX are actually worth the gouge in price for a 3D viewing. In a world where 3D-ocrity rules, the visuals are such that it almost makes up for the substandard, bordering on generic, origin story. The most acutely negative thing I can write about the Green Lantern experience is that X-Men: First Class and Thor were released before it, perhaps setting the bar too high so that “adequate” is merely…adequate. At least you won’t be wondering why you bothered to pay for those worthless 3D glasses.

Time for some SPOILER TALK! Below are SPOILERS for Green Lantern. Feel free to add your thoughts in the Comments section.

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Movie Review: Green Lantern
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Week of Geek: Green Lantern

Green LanternGreen Lantern
Directed by Martin Campbell
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard
Release date: June 17, 2011

I went into Green Lantern expecting a solid summer action movie and that’s exactly what I got. Therefore, I don’t get a lot of the hatred directed towards this film. Critics have been giving this long-gestating DC comic book adaptation a regular blanket party and for most of the same reasons that those same critics spazzed out over Thor. Personally I’ve never been a fan of the character and outside of some episodes of Super Friends and the occasional glance at an issue of the comic, I don’t even know that much about the Green Lantern. After seeing the movie, it’s evident I have some catching up to do. Good thing I have access to some of his recent appearances in animated DTV movie form.

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New ‘Green Lantern’ Trailer Delves Into The History Of The Corps
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Green Lantern posters 1 & 2

The marketing campaign for the upcoming Green Lantern movie started off sluggish late last year with an interesting but frustratingly earthbound teaser trailer. Now of course raising awareness of the Emerald Avenger’s big screen debut was always going to be a difficult task; the Green Lantern is one of the most iconic characters in all of the DC Universe, but he’s not on the same level of instant recognizability as his fellow DCU stalwarts Superman and Batman. A lot of lower-tiered DCU heroes and heroines have always had that problem, as the negative fan reaction to David E. Kelley’s failed Wonder Woman TV pilot most recently proved.

Not much is known about the plot of the Green Lantern movie except that it’s an origin story focusing on Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds, barely edging out Bradley Cooper for the coveted role) and it concerns an intergalactic threat known only as Parallax. Somehow it involves Blake Lively looking hot, a very David Crosby-looking Peter Sarsgaard turning into something that resembles the veiny-headed mutants from Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and lots and lots of aliens bearing power rings. Any studio would be understandably nervous.

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WonderCon 2011 Video: Ryan Reynolds Talks Green Lantern, Flash & Deadpool Movies
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Geeks of Doom Invades WonderCon 2011

Green Lantern Panel at WonderCon 2011Star of the upcoming Green Lantern film Ryan Reynolds said he was pretty damn impressed with the footage showed off at this year’s WonderCon after being in a skin tight blue suit that didn’t breath well in Louisiana. [For details on that footage, read: WonderCon 2011: Ryan Reynolds Shows Off New ‘Green Lantern’ Footage and Watch Now: 4 Minutes Of New ‘Green Lantern’ Footage]

It was a fun panel filled with lots of banter between Reynolds and the audience. He joked with the fans about reading Green Lantern comics for inspiration, saying if he hadn’t at this point the fans would have run him out of the convention center in an angry mob — and then seemed disappointed that the crowd was slow to chant the Green Lantern oath with him, stopping midway through to reveal that the “front row just bombed it.”

“I was going to come out here and tell everyone I was cast a the lead in a new Flash movie since it’s April Fools Day,” Reynolds said, adding that he’d likely “be systematically murdered” if he played another super-character. And since he wouldn’t be playing Barry Allen, he suggested the role for Bradley Cooper, which got a mixed reaction from the crowd.

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WonderCon 2011: Ryan Reynolds Shows Off New ‘Green Lantern’ Footage
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Geeks of Doom Invades WonderCon 2011

Ryan Reynolds At WonderconRyan Reynolds, star of the upcoming film Green Lantern based on the DC Comics character, was on hand at WonderCon 2011 to answer questions from fans and talk a little bit about some new footage from the movie.

Most of what was shown was not part of the previously released trailers and the footage is not yet online, so here’s a description of the extended clip.

The footage starts out with Sinestro conversing with Abin Sur when a yellow beast, the deadly Parallax, begins attacking him, a.k.a kicking his ass. When Abin Sur is wounded, he escapes back to his spacecraft en route to Earth.

“Head for the nearest planet and begging the selection process,” Abin Sur says, then immediately cuts to a shot of his glowing blue spacecraft in front of a exasperated Hal Jordan (Reynolds), who sees Abin Sur’s oozing purple wounds and pulls him from the spacecraft.

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Watch Now: Trailer For ‘Green Lantern’ Starring Ryan Reynolds Is Here
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Well, if you love trailers, today is the day for you. Many highly anticipated titles are showing off how they look, and the biggest of them all might just be Green Lantern.

A sneak peek at the trailer was revealed recently, but now you can see the whole thing. And judging by how it looks, you get the feeling people are either going to be very excited for the DC Comics adaptation, or be pretty underwhelmed. It will all really depend upon how you feel about computerized enhancements.

The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a pilot who discovers an alien crash site and is given the all-powerful ring, making him a member of the Green Lanterns. The trailer isn’t shy about showing off the world they’ve created, as well as the many Green Lanterns we’ll see, a brief peek at Sinestro (Mark Strong), and solid look at Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard).

Be sure to click on over to the other side now to read a synopsis for the movie and to check out the new trailer for Green Lantern. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Christopher Nolan To Meet With Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley & More For ‘Dark Knight Rises’
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While we usually tend to stay away from non-news stories, it is a slow day and this is substantial enough for a bit of decent conversation.

It’s been revealed that director Christopher Nolan has set up meetings with a who’s who of top Hollywood actresses for potential roles in his much-anticipated third film in Warner Brothers’ Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises.

According to reports, Nolan is meeting Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightley, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, and Blake Lively. Apparently the director is not just looking to cast one role, but two: one to be a love interest of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), and the other to be a villain in the movie.

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Movie Review: The Town
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The TownThe Town
Directed by Ben Affleck
Starring Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall
Warner Bros.
Release Date: September 17, 2010

Whatever your thoughts are of Ben Affleck, there is no denying that the guy has an eye for directing. Even before Gone Baby Gone hit the theaters, there was already a considerable buzz surrounding his directorial debut and for good reason. The movie was a taut and gripping drama and showed a side of Affleck few knew even existed. While few can deny that that movie was well received, many wondered if Affleck would fair just as well, if not better, with his follow-up project, The Town.

The Town, based on the book Prince of Thieves, is a crime heist movie in the name of Michael Mann’s Heat with the heart and soul of Good Will Hunting. The film focuses on a gang of bank robbers in Charlestown, Massachusetts. After a recent bank heist, the group discovers that the bank teller they took hostage (Rebecca Hall) lives in their neighborhood. Fearing they will be recognized, Doug, their de-facto leader volunteers to check her out. In the process, he gets to know the woman and falls for her. Now Doug must choose between the life he can have with the woman he loves or the loyalty of his friends.

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‘Green Lantern’ Wraps Shooting; Writers Already Well At Work On Sequel
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A couple of days ago, comic book writer and talent behind many Green Lantern books announced via his Twitter account that filming of the movie adaption starring Ryan Reynolds had officially wrapped.

Despite the fact that the movie has yet to prove its worth at the box office, that’s not preventing Warner Brothers from taking steps toward setting up the potential sequel. A couple of months ago the studio hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to begin work on a treatment of the script, and now Michael Goldenberg has been brought in to write as well. Goldberg performed a rewrite on the script for the first movie from a treatment by Berlanti, Guggenheim, and Green, so this appears to be their way of doing things.

Goldenberg has previously penned Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as well as Peter Pan (2003), Contact, and Bed of Roses.

Click over to the other side to read the full synopsis.

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