What's the name of the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness? How much did a movie poster sell for? Who says Batman doesn't have a sense of humor? Which minor Star Wars character became popular thanks to the Star Trek movies?
Above Image: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine
Actor Suing IMDb For Revealing Her Age
Hoang Huang (known in the industry as "Junie Hoang") is suing IMDB for publishing her real age. She says they "misused" her personal credit information when she when signing up for a Pro account. She says that IMDb also uses the website PrivateEye.com to get information about actors for their database. The Vietnamese actress is known for her youthful appearance and says the site has hurt her career.
"When a casting director knows my real age, I am either not called for an audition for a youthful role, or I don't get the part after I audition," she tells the judge. "When I audition for roles that are near my age, casting directors reject me for looking too young." She's 39 by the way.
(Via Hollywood Reporter)
Classic Metropolis poster sells for $1.2 million
Garrett Hedlund Will Once Again Be Sam Flynn in 'Tron 3'
Film-Book has a review of the Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray
Deadline spoke to Amy Adams about her take on Lois Lane in Man of Steel: "I grew up with Margot Kidder as Lois Lane,” offers the actress, “so I didn’t want to try and be that version. Zack [Snyder] said that he wanted to play for more realism. There’s definitely still banter [with Superman]. She’s tough, modern, and more contemporary. There’s also a lot more action than I’ve seen in my career."
Pacific Rim, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman
Release Date: July 12, 2013
Synopsis:When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes–a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)–who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Guerillmo Del Toro does commentary for it
Fan dresses up as all 11 Doctors
FANTASTIC FOUR (2015): Josh Trank’s Reboot Now Has A Release Date: March 6, 2015
A petition asks the President to build a working Death Star
(via Closet Geek Girl)
Turns out there were originally three female rebel fighter pilots that got cut from the films. Two were unnamed and the other was played by Vivian Chandler
Samuel L Jackson said he'd come back for the sequels. Here's how: "I’m not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars. It’s like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I’m dead and we’ll find out what happened to Mace Windu. I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that’s still around that didn’t actually die. I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don’t care, I just want to stay associated with the franchise."
(Via Screen Rant)
In 2010 Katie Goldman was bullied by her classmates for using a Star Wars water bottle. The Internet rallied around her and created Star Wars Wear and Share Day on December 14th.
Here's how to celebrate:
1.Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related.
2.Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it note on the new, unwrapped toy specifying that it can go to a girl or a boy; otherwise, these traditional “boy toys” will be given only to boys). You can bring the toy to a hospital, a shelter, or drop it off with any charitable organization collecting toys.
(Via Just A Dash of Geek)
After Superman, who was the second superhero to get a self-titled comic book series? (ie, not "Action Comics," "Detective Comics," etc. but named for the hero him/herself, like "Superman".)
B. Blue Beetle
C. Wonder Woman
D. Captain America
Check PT Dilloway for the surprising answer
John Harrison. I don't believe it at all.
Seven Developments from the Star Trek Original Cast Films by Tony Laplume including the fact that Spock's father Sarek was a minor character till he appeared in the movies.
Trkkiegirls saw an exclusive preview of Star Trek Into Darkness in the UK
(Via Trekkie Girls)
Ellie Garratt did an amazing book trailer for Alex J .Cavanaugh's science-fiction novel CassaFire
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