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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SDCC 2009: 'The Prisoner' (2009 TV miniseries) Preview

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SDCC 2009: 'Stargate Universe' Trailer

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U.S Box Office July 24-26, 2009

# Title Jul 24 - 26
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 G-Force $ 31,706,934

3,697 1 $ 8,576 $ 31,706,934
2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 29,462,187
-62.1 4,325 2 6,812 221,295,818
3 The Ugly Truth 27,605,576

2,882 1 9,579 27,605,576
4 Orphan 12,871,483

2,750 1 4,681 12,770,000
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 8,408,430
-52.1 3,300 4 2,548 171,499,101
6 Transformers: ROTF 8,124,427
-40.7 3,237 5 2,510 379,214,172
7 The Hangover 6,461,370
-21.0 2,285 8 2,828 247,073,766
8 The Proposal 6,379,926
-23.0 2,779 6 2,296 140,042,989
9 Public Enemies 4,352,650
-43.8 2,291 4 1,900 88,278,880
10 Brüno 2,832,870
-65.9 1,895 3 1,495 56,629,390


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

SDCC 2009: 'Tron Legacy' Trailer

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'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' (Starz) Trailer



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'The Book of Eli' Trailer

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SDCC 2009: 'Avatar' Impressions Roundup



[Photo from the 'Avatar' video game]

-- "25 minutes of Avatar in 3D played, and it surpassed all expectations and anything the guy who gave us Terminator 2 has ever done. What Cameron has done with CGI and performance capture, and making it look photo-real in 3D, is akin to what Miyazaki has done with animation." -- Phil Pirrello, IGN

-- "Basically, today James Cameron walked into a room with 6,000 people and pulled out his dick and slapped it on the table. With an HD camera pointing right at it ... Avatar is really, really, really, really cool. It is not photoreal." -- Drew McWeeney, HitFix

-- "Sorry, folks, but while the most fully realized and wholly immersive CGI achievement in cinematic history probably won't cure peptic ulcers or reverse male-pattern-baldness, it will definitely make you go "whoa" more times than Keanu Reeves on his first visit to the Long Beach Aquarium." -- Seth Abramovitch, Movieline

-- "Cameron proves again that he can combine high-octane thrills with human drama, creating palpable emotional depth both for and between the characters even as he subjects them to physical derring-do that otherwise seems impossible." -- Todd Gilchrist, Cinematical

-- "This is an evolutionary jump, not a revolutionary leap. I didn't experience movies in a whole new way, and nothing I saw on screen left me feeling more than impressed. What the movie represents is someone putting real money into the current CGI and mocap tech and shoving it an extra step forward." -- Devin Faraci, CHUD.com

-- "What I saw were glimpses at a fantastic bit of storytelling, a rich fantasy tale, by a master of the artform, but the CGI creatures and characters are just that. They're amazingly executed, no doubt, but it's not like when you saw your first CG dinosaur and you said, "This is a game changer" to yourself." -- Quint, AICN Read more!

Friday, July 24, 2009

'Alice In Wonderland' Teaser Trailer

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SDCC 2009: 'Dexter' Season 4 Trailer

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SDCC 2009: 'Jonah Hex' Poster, New 'Tron 2' logo





New synopsis

"TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous." Read more!

'Whiteout' Trailer

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3-D In Review-Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs



Three years after Ice Age: The Meltdown, comes Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.The animation is very good (there are some impressive scenes), and the voice-overs (with the return of the main voice cast, and with the addition of new characters, like the one voiced by Simon Pegg) are good too, and there are hilarious moments, but..

As far as 3-D is concerned, it's obvious that the movie wasn't designed with that in mind or with that as a significant element.There are some 3-D scenes, but they don't really add something essential to the experience.In other words, the 3-D effects are nice, but you won't miss anything if you watch the 2-D version.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Music in Film: Queen-Princes of the Universe (Highlander (1986))

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U.S Box Office July 17-19, 2009

# Title Jul 17 - 19
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $ 77,835,727

4,325 1 $ 17,997 $ 158,022,354
2 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 17,561,406
-36.4 3,817 3 4,601 151,865,987
3 Transformers: ROTF 13,691,487
-43.5 3,857 4 3,550 363,808,123
4 Brüno 8,318,385
-72.8 2,759 2 3,015 49,533,475
5 The Proposal 8,289,707
-21.8 3,043 5 2,724 128,083,273
6 The Hangover 8,177,272
-17.7 2,667 7 3,066 235,744,423
7 Public Enemies 7,748,235
-43.8 3,118 3 2,485 79,639,205
8 Up 3,172,014
-32.7 1,708 8 1,857 279,583,282
9 My Sister's Keeper 2,828,367
-34.1 1,967 4 1,438 41,507,695
10 I Love You, Beth Cooper 2,766,863
-43.8 1,872 2 1,478 10,363,239

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Supernatural-Season 4 Favorite Episodes



*Possible Spoilers*

Season 4 (2008-2009)

Episode 3 (63) "In the Beginning" (Written by Jeremy Carver, Directed by Steve Boyum)



Dean is transported back in time to the '70s in Lawrence, Kansas. There, he meets a younger John Winchester (Matthew Cohen) and Mary (Amy Gumenick). This family reunion gets bigger when the Dean meets their Grandfather (Mitch Pileggi), who could have a huge secret.

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Episode 12 (72) " Criss Angel is a Douchebag" (Written by Julie Siege,Directed by Robert Singer)



Sam and Dean attend a magician's convention where it seems that real magic is being performed. Has someone turned to the dark arts to revive their failing career? Also, Ruby visits Sam with a proposition.

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Episode 18 (78) "The Monster At The End of This Book" (Written by Julie Siege & Nancy Weiner, Directed by Mike Rohl)



Lilith possesses the body of a dental hygenist and returns to wreak havoc and trouble on the Winchesters. Sam and Dean also discover a book entitled Supernatural about two demon hunting brothers named Sam and Dean Winchester while investigating a possible haunting at a comic book shop - the shop clerk believes the boys are LARPing the book when they visit.

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Episode 20 (80) "The Rapture" (Written by Jeremy Carver, Directed by Charles Beeson)



Castiel appears to Dean in a dream and says he has something important to tell him but they need to meet somewhere private. Dean and Sam go searching for Castiel but instead find Jimmy, Castiel’s human vessel, who has only a spotty recollection of being an angel. Jimmy wants to return to his family and normal life, but Dean and Sam are concerned about his safety.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

First photo: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2', and new info



From this week's issue of Entertaiment Weekly:

  • Sam Rockwell plays a fast-talking weapons manufacturer named Justin Hammer, “who fancies himself the next Tony Stark”
  • Mickey Rourke plays Russian criminal Vanko, who creates his own battle-suit while incarcerated in a Soviet prison.
  • Whiplash’s suit “shoots devastating, whip-like beams.”
  • Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take on Stark/Iron Man,
  • Rourke insisted that his character have a cockatoo, which he talks to and gets drunk with while he’s making the suit.
  • Scarlett Johansson plays Russian superspy (possibly undercover?) Natasha Romanoff (aka the Black Widow), who is hirede as Stark’s assistant which inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries.
Source: Slashfilm, Entertaiment Weekly
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61st Emmy Awards Nominations

Outstanding Drama

Mad Men
Damages
House
Lost
Big Love
Breaking Bad
Dexter

Outstanding Comedy

The Office
30 Rock
Family Guy
Entourage
Weeds
How I Met Your Mother
Flight of the Conchords


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Simon Baker (The Mentalist)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Holly Hunter (Saving Grace)
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Steve Carell (The Office)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men)
Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)
Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Old Christine)
Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)
Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

William Shatner (Boston Legal)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Christian Clemenson (Boston Legal)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
William Hurt (Damages)
Michael Emerson (Lost)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Rose Byrne, 'Damages'
Sandra Oh, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Chandra Wilson, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment'
Hope Davis, 'In Treatment'
Cherry Jones, '24'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Kevin Dillon (Entourage)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Rainn Wilson (The Office)
Jon Cryer (Two And A Half Men)
Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)
Jack McBrayer (30 Rock)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live)
Kristin Wiig (Satruday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies)
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds)
Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty)

Outstanding Music, Variety, or Comedy

The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
The Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

'Robocop' delayed?

According to RiskyBizBlog Darren Aronofsky could shoot supernatural horror 'Black Swan' later this year (Natalie Portman is already cast in the lead), which would push production on Robocop back to mid-2010. The delay could still conceivably see the film hit screens in 2011 ,as previously planned.
However, it's also making MGM nervous, with the studio apparently "quietly putting out feelers for other directors who could come on to Robocop in case the timing doesn't work out."

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Statham to star in 'The Killer Elite' and 'Blitz'



The Killer Elite
-Based on the Ranulph Fiennes bestseller The Feathermen, which tells the true story of a band of British Special Forces types who are hunted by assassins. Statham will play a former Navy Seal who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.Director: Gary McKendry.'Killer Elite' starts shooting this fall.

Blitz-A Lionsgate UK thriller based on the novel by crime fiction writer Ken Bruen.Statham will play a cop on the hunt of a serial killer whose favorite prey is policemen.Paddy Considine will be his partner.Written by Nathan Parker (Moon).Director: Elliot Lester (Love is the Drug).

Jason Statham will be seen next in '13', and in 'The Expendables.'

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

U.S Box Office July 10-12, 2009

# Title Jul 10 - 12
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Brüno $ 30,619,130

2,756 1 $ 11,110 $ 30,619,130
2 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 27,607,497
-33.8 4,102 2 6,730 119,680,193
3 Transformers: ROTF 24,213,875
-42.8 4,293 3 5,640 339,221,800
4 Public Enemies 13,794,240
-45.4 3,336 2 4,135 66,221,110
5 The Proposal 10,603,884
-17.5 3,158 4 3,358 113,861,076
6 The Hangover 9,933,238
-11.8 3,002 6 3,309 222,444,906
7 I Love You, Beth Cooper 4,919,433

1,858 1 2,648 4,919,433
8 Up 4,715,746
-27.7 2,201 7 2,143 273,834,761
9 My Sister's Keeper 4,294,382
-25.8 2,444 3 1,757 35,915,782
10 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 1,543,516
-39.1 1,116 5 1,383 61,437,955


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Scorpions/Michael Schenker-Coast to Coast (Live 6/7/2009)

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Tv Series July 13-19, 2009

Tuesday, July 14

-Rescue Me S05E15 "Initiation"

-Warehouse 13 S01E03 "Resonance"


Wednesday, July 15

-Dark Blue "Pilot"


Thursday, July 16

-Burn Notice S03E06 "The Hunter"

Sunday, July 19

-True Blood S02E05 "Never Let Me Go"

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Supernatural-Season 3 Favorite Episodes



*Possible Spoilers*

Season 3
(2007-2008)


Episode 4 (48) "Sin City" (Written by Robert Singer & Jeremy Carver, Directed by Charles Beeson)



Sam and Dean investigate a rash of violent deaths in Elizabethville, Ohio, a once-sleepy town that has been turned into a haven for gamblers and drinkers. Dean discovers 2 demons have infiltrated Elizabethville and are using their powers of persuasion to make the townspeople succumb to their basic instincts. Dean uses a devil's trap to capture one of the demons, and it manages to trap Dean as well, later they get to talk and Dean ends up feeling sympathetic with the Demon. Meanwhile, Ruby helps Bobby rebuild the Colt from scratch and stuns him with some news.

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Episode 8 (52) "A Very Supernatural Christmas" (Written by Jeremy Carver , Directed by J. Miller Tobin)

In this Christmas-themed episode, Sam and Dean encounter a twisted couple of Pagan gods that share a craving for human meat. Flashbacks follow the Winchesters during Christmas 16 years ago when Sam first learned that the supernatural existed and that his father hunted it.

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Episode 12 (56) "Jus In Bello" (Written by Sera Gamble, Directed by Kim Manners)



Sam and Dean break into Bela's apartment in order to get the Colt back, but she has tipped off Agent Henricksen about their whereabouts and they are arrested. While Sam and Dean are locked in a cell in Colorado, a demon breaks in and kills some of the sheriff's men and possesses Henricksen. After the guys vanquish the demon, the FBI agent realizes they were telling the truth and prepares to release them, but Ruby shows up to a warn Sam and Dean that the jailhouse is surrounded by a band of demons with a powerful new leader who wants Sam dead.

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Episode 15 (59) "Time Is On My Side" (Written by Sera Gamble, Directed by Charles Beeson)



Sam convinces Dean to go to Erie, Pennsylvania, to investigate a possible zombie. But they end up meeting Doctor Benton (guest star Billy Drago), a real doctor who abandoned his work in 1816 to follow his obsession of finding the key to eternal life. He drugs people and harvests their internal organs for his research. Meanwhile, Bobby finds out where Bela is and Dean leaves Sam to deal with the doctor alone while he confronts Bela.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

'Jennifer's Body' Red Band Trailer



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Music in Film: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek-To Canada (Land of the Dead Soundtrack)

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U.S Box Office July 3-5, 2009

# Title Jul 3 - 5
% Chg. Theaters Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Transformers: ROTF $ 42,320,877
-61.2 4,234 2 $ 9,995 $ 293,355,885
2 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 41,690,382

4,099 1 10,171 66,732,868
3 Public Enemies 25,271,675

3,334 1 7,580 40,141,080
4 The Proposal 12,857,482
-30.8 3,099 3 4,149 94,335,111
5 The Hangover 11,268,413
-33.8 3,070 5 3,670 205,038,233
6 Up 6,521,389
-50.1 2,656 6 2,455 264,816,694
7 My Sister's Keeper 5,788,327
-53.5 2,606 2 2,221 26,518,582
8 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2,534,228
-53.5 1,908 4 1,328 58,508,070
9 Year One 2,323,843
-61.4 2,240 3 1,037 38,304,392
10 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smith. 2,043,288
-43.9 1,419 7 1,440 167,706,959


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