Monthly Archives: May 2012

The X-Men: First Class Sequel Set for July 18, 2014

20th Century Fox has announced a July 18, 2014 release date for their untitled X-Men: First Class sequel.

The project is likely to shoot in January of 2013 to avoid scheduling conflicts with star Jennifer Lawrence, who will soon be shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She’s expected to reprise her role of Mystique alongside James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones and Lucas Till.

The first film, released last year, grossed over $350 million worldwide. Director Matthew Vaughn will return to direct the sequel.The X-Men: First Class Sequel Set for July 18, 2014.

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The Full New Trailer for The Bourne Legacy

Universal Studios has released the official trailer for The Bourne Legacy. Set in the same world that Matt Damon’s popular Bourne Trilogy occupied, this thriller stars Jeremy Renner (The Town) as Aaron Cross, a troubled young man who becomes a covert CIA assassin.

After Bourne’s Manhattan exploits – documented in The Bourne Ultimatum – put the CIA’s “asset” development program in the media limelight, the program’s head executive (Edward Norton, Fight Club) begins violently eliminating all traces of its existence, including the highly skilled Cross. However, Cross eludes his initial pursuers, and along with a frightened scientist (Rachel Weisz, The Fountain) also targeted by the cover-up, sets off on a globe-spanning mission to expose the truth.

Filmmaker Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) handles the screenwriting and directing duties for this entry, which boasts an impressive supporting cast that includes Bourne veterans Scott Glenn (Training Day), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), and Joan Allen (Pleasantville), as well as franchise newcomers Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris), Donna Murphy (Spider-Man 2), Oscar Isaac (Drive), and Stacy Keach (Escape from L.A.).

The Bourne Legacy’s U.S. release date is scheduled for August 3rd, 2012.

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The Newly Released Frankenweenie One Sheet Poster

From creative genius Tim Burton comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film due on October 5, 2012, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.

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A Tribute To Steve Jobs From His D: All Things Digital Appearances Over The Years

Between 2003 and 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared six times on the D stage. Here’s the brief video retrospective of those appearances that was shown prior to a panel discussion of Jobs’s legacy.

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AMC Announces The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend July 7 & 8

AMC announced today The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 beginning at 11:30AM/10:30c each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a Talking Dead live primetime special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. The one-time-only airing of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode at 10/9c. The special version of the series’ first episode was created specifically for fans of The Walking Dead, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book, written by Robert Kirkman.

Throughout The Walking Dead Marathon, Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of season three in Atlanta, giving viewers a glimpse of the new sets. Along with several cast members and producers, he will set up the storyline from each episode, and discuss the classic moments and unique characters featured. In addition, every episode with be wrapped with exclusive character and scene-specific content from the first two seasons, including behind-the-scenes footage and sit-down interviews with the cast.

In the hour-long Talking Dead event, shot live in Los Angeles, Hardwick will give fans a first look at The Walking Dead Season 3, including a scene from the new season, and brand new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a sneak peek at the props and wardrobes featured in Season 3. Hardwick will also sit down with in-studio guests including the show’s executive producers and other celebrity fans. Viewers will get information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, including a look at the construction of The Walking Dead booth, updates on AMC’s The Walking Dead Social Game, and other show-related news and topics.

At one point during the live show, Hardwick will also provide a special code to viewers, which they can use to enter The Walking Dead Watch to Win Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip to Atlanta and a “stagger on” role as a zombie on the hit show.

The on-air event will be complemented by activities online at amctv.com, where fans can find more exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and participate in Fan Favorite polls, which cover such topics as Fan Favorite Weapon, Fan Favorite Walker, Fan Favorite Walker Kill and Fan Favorite Survivor. The Poll winners will be announced by Hardwick during the Talking Dead live event Sunday night.

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Warner Home Entertainment To Release The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blade Runner On Blu-ray On October 2, 2012

Warner Home Entertainment will bring the 30th Anniversary Edition of Blade Runner to Blu-ray on October 2, 2012. Director Ridley Scott’s iconic reimagining of the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep stars Harrison Ford (The Complete Indiana Jones Collection) as Rick Deckard, a disenchanted Blade Runner who hunts replicants – genetically engineered organic robots – in Los Angeles, circa 2019.

As the science-fiction-thriller begins, Deckard receives the assignment to kill four rogue replicants who have returned to Earth after organizing a bloody off-world rebellion. Deckard’s search takes him from the bowels of Los Angeles’ synthetic community to Dr. Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel, The Shining), the creator of the replicants; however, the weary Blade Runner finds his resolve tested by both his romantic feelings towards Tyrell’s android secretary Rachel (Sean Young, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) as well as the savagery of head replicant fugitive Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer, Hobo with a Shotgun).

Written by Hampton Fancher (The Minus Man) and David Webb Peoples (Unforgiven), the film co-stars Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), William Sanderson (Deadwood), Brion James (The Player), and Joanna Cassidy (Ghosts of Mars).

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The Walking Dead Season 2 DVD & Blu-ray Due On August 28, 2012

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($59.98) and Blu-ray ($69.99) releases of The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season for August 28th. Extras will include audio commentaries, 9 never-before-seen bonus features, easter eggs and more.

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Jason Mraz To Appear On VH1 Storytellers On Friday June 1st

In a preview clip of this Friday’s episode of VH1 Storytellers, Jason Mraz gets emotional as he shares with the audience the songwriting process behind “I Won’t Give Up,” the lead single off his recent album Love Is a Four Letter Word.

Watch the video HERE.

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Pixar-Inspired California Coastal Cruises

If you‘re a fan of Pixar Animation Studios’ award-winning films, you are going to love the new offerings announced today for Disney Cruise Line’s seven-night California Coastal voyages this fall.

During these voyages, Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to interact with and explore the world of Pixar and their beloved characters while the Disney Wonder sails to popular port cities along the coast of California. Special entertainment and offerings designed for both children and adults include:

- Artists and filmmakers from Pixar Animation Studios will provide an inside look at the creative process used to develop an animated feature which includes a look at the making of Pixar’s newest release “Brave” and a sneak peek at footage of future Pixar films.

- Storyboards, character sketches, environment paintings, maquettes and other inspiring concept art used to design Pixar films will be on display in a special art exhibition at sea. This collection of art has only been seen outside of Pixar Animation Studios when displayed at leading art museums around the world.

- Guests will be able to enjoy the entire Pixar library of films while onboard, including a selection of delightful animated shorts. The voyages coincide with the theatrical premiere of “Finding Nemo 3D,” which guests can enjoy at either of the two theatres equipped with state-of-the-art Dolby 3D projection systems.

- For the first time, more than a dozen Pixar characters will meet with and greet guests throughout the cruise including Mr. Incredible, Remy, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear. There will be a special Pixar-themed dance parties in the Atrium Lobby and a host of other opportunities for guests to reconnect with their favorite Pixar pals.

Guests sailing on the Pixar-themed voyages will also receive a commemorative lithograph created by Pixar artist and “Brave” co-director/screenwriter, Steve Purcell.

These Pixar-inspired California Coastal cruises set sail Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 from the Port of Los Angeles.

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