11/30/2012



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Who is LucasFilm's Kathleen Kennedy?
What happened to Superman's "Red Briefs?"
When might Avatar 2 start filming?
How much did one man pay to make his apartment into a TARDIS?
Why did Wil Wheaton ruin a Wesley Crusher trading card?

X-Men
X-Men Days of Future Past
While we don't know the plot of the X-Men: First Class sequel, we do know that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be back and they're talking to Hugh Jackman.

"What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing "Waiting for Godot" throughout England and in the West End of London." McKellen said. "So, we've stayed in touch. We can't believe it [laughs]. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy's parts, but -- no, no -- we're back. We'll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven't read the script, so I don't know how much we've got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it -- with all the success he's had in the meantime -- it's wonderful. Wonderful." He also said he thought Michael Fassbender was "first class" and " better than me" as young Magneto.
(Via EOnline, Huffington Post)

Batman

(Via screenrant)

Buy the original 1966 Batmobile
Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The car will cross the block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, January 19th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. The car features a 390-in 1956 Lincoln V-8 engine and a B&M Hydro Automatic transmission. Gadgets include a nose-mounted aluminum Cable Cutter Blade, Bat Ray Projector, Anti-Theft Device, Detect-a-scope, Batscope, Bat Eye Switch, Antenna Activator, Police Band Cut-In Switch, Automatic Tire Inflation Device, Remote Batcomputer, the Batphone, Emergency Bat Turn Lever, Anti-Fire Activator, Bat Smoke, Bat Photoscope, and many other Bat gadgets. If needed, the Batmobile was capable of a quick 180° "bat-turn" thanks to two rear-mounted ten-foot Deist parachutes.
How much would you pay for it?
(Via SuperheroHype)

There were strong rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to play Batman in the upcoming DC Justice League movie. Apparently, his reps "refuted the rumor entirely."
(Via Hollywood.com)

Spider-Man

(Via Screenrant)

Avatar
Director James Cameron said he's working on scripts for sequels to Avatar and hopes "to have the scripts completed by February and begin filming by the end of next year." He said, "I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don't want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don't want to do that again."
(Via The West Australian)

Star Wars


Vintage pic of the Star Wars cast out of costume. Do you recognize them all?
IGN has a profile of new Lucas film president Kathleen Kennedy and it turns out she's been instrumental to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg for decades. Who knew?
Via http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/IGN_Profiles_Lucasfilms_Kathleen_Kennedy_149048.asp

Superman
Zack Snyder On Costume Change
"The costume was a big deal for me, and we played around for a long time. I tried like crazy to keep the red briefs on him. Everyone else said, ‘You can't have the briefs on him.' I looked at probably 1,500 versions of the costumes with the briefs on. If you look at the costume, it's very modern, but the relationship to the original costume is strong. You come onto a project like this, and you hear about modernization and you hear about bringing things forward to today, and all you can do is hope that it's going to look cool and different from anything you've seen before."
(Via The New York Post io9)

Iron Man
Kevin Feige Quotes About Iron Man 3
"By the end of Avengers, when a portal is opened up in Manhattan and he’s met Thor and The Hulk and the Chitauri are coming down on him. he realizes that he doesn’t know everything; we think that has had an effect on his psyche, and then his world is blown out from underneath him

"It’s not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony. The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you’ll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken.


"The notion in the movie is that a red, white and blue suit is a bold statement, and it’s meant to be. With Rhodey, he’s very much the foil to Tony’s eccentricities, and in this one you get to see this and be reminded of the trust and friendship between them in that great Shane Black buddy-cop fashion

"Iron Man 3 doesn’t feature any of the other Avengers, or Nick Fury showing up, or any of those world-blending conceits that the Phase One films had. You have to keep in mind that Iron Man 3 had been in the works for almost a year, year and a half before The Avengers was released. We’re sticking to the vision for these films, and showing once again that these characters are just as interesting alone as they are together.


"Early – and very late – drafts of Iron Man 1 featured The Mandarin as a villain. The Mandarin is his most famous foe in the comics mainly because he’s been around the longest. If you look, there’s not necessarily a definitive Mandarin storyline in the comics. So it was really about having an idea. In terms of the Fu Manchu stereotyping that was involved, we never had any interest in that. He’s relentless. Assuming that he’s the one responsible for what happens to Tony’s house, no other villain has been able to strike that fast and that hard at one of our heroes. He’s very much about believing that the world needs to learn, and he wants to bend the world to his vision."
(Via EmpireWest Australian )

Iron Man 3 Promo Pics Marvel has released four new promo pics that show Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and James Rhodes' (Don Cheadle) "Iron Patriot" armor.



(Via /Film)

Star Trek

Wil Wheaton screwed up an autograph and turned it into a hilarious charity item. "You uncap your pen and scrawl your magnificent autograph, which you've developed for years and years after tens of thousands of efforts, across one side of the card." He says, "But then, for reasons that may or may not be related to the two homebrewed beers you've enjoyed -- and earned, because remember you have spent four surprisingly emotional days reliving pretty much your entire life through artifacts -- you finish your signature with a flourish that drags an angry black line right across your face.


"'Well, crap,' you might say. 'I've ruined this, just like some angry people say I ruined that show they loved twenty-five years ago.'

"But then you get an idea! You know how to save it and turn it into a priceless work of collectable art that will surely sell on an online auction site for ones or even fives of dollars. I mean, we're not talking dented ping pong ball money, but it's still something nice to give to your local humane society. So you start to turn the line into sunglasses, and when you're drawing the second lens, you realize that maybe you should have just turned it into an eye patch, because that would make Wesley Crusher cool like Snake Plissken..."
Read the whole description.

Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis
"In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

"When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

"With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

"As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

"Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013."

Both Screenrant and I agree that it sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch will play (Click on the link to reveal)
(Via The Film Stage)

Doctor Who

Guy spent $1,500 (£980) to turn his bedroom into a TARDIS

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11/29/2012

Recently, a team of scientists announced that they had not only found genetic evidence of Bigfoot, but had analyzed it and determined it to be part human. While the announcement itself is pretty worthless - first, you have to accept that they have DNA from Bigfoot, which they haven't provided to back up their claims - it does raise the question of belief. Instead of tracking Bigfoot, how about we track people who believe in Bigfoot? How many men vs. women? Where are they most common? Check out this handy infographic by LiveScience to find out.



[Via livescience]

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Traveling through space has been the dream of man since they first looked to the stars. But how to do it? Science-fiction has created hundreds of ships, but some ships stand out.

Above Image: USS Enterprise NCC-1701A from Star Trek

Here's your chance to vote.
 
To see last week's poll click here.

Which is your favorite spaceship?
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11/28/2012

Galaxy Questa hilarious movie about a group of actors forced by aliens to re-enact their on-screen sci-fi personas, perfectly satirizes Star Trek, fandom, scifi movies, and TV and movie cliches. I've heard a lot of praise about the clever in-jokes, the great characters, and the way the movie skewers Trekkers without mocking then. What I haven't seen mentioned much is the fake fansite created for the movie back in 1999. It's brilliant. Perhaps you never got a chance to see it, since it was taken down years ago. But thanks to the truly noble work of archive.org, it still lives! Click here to go to archived version. Here's five reasons why it's still awesome over a decade later.

Some caution about archive.org: It's all done by robots, so it's not perfect. If you're on the site, you'll notice missing images, and the big files like the screensaver and downloadable trailer are gone. You may run into broken links. If so, you can either search for an earlier or later version or come back here. I've tried to provide direct links as much as possible.

http://web.archive.org/web/20000819162953/http://www.galaxyquest.com/galaxyquest/

1. The Horrible Design - To look at the website, you'd never know it was a professionally made, which is the genius of it. It's intentionally horrible. But believe it or not, this design is pretty typical of fan websites of the time. It's actually a little bit too good for 1999. Check out the Geocities-tizer if you want to see what the Web looked like in that dark era.

2. The Episode Guides - The episode guide alone is worth the visit. Amazingly, they created a complete guide for the fictional show with a synopsis of dozens of episodes. Some of the storie summaries are obvious parodies of Star Trek episodes. Some actually look pretty good on their own. There's also an in-depth analysis of five episodes, along with background info and trivia. Again, this is all for a show that never aired, and only exists in a single movie.

3. The Obsessed Fan - The whole website is allegedly created and run by a fictional superfan named Travis Latke. He's nuts about Galaxy Quest and scifi. Literally. Of course, it's riddled with "by Grabthar's hammer." There are also funny little editorial asides that make him a character all his own. For instance, the part where he thanks his mother for helping to pay for the website's servers. In some ways, it's kind of painful to read, because he's clearly a take on the loser psycho nerd cliche, but let's face it. Cliches are cliches for a reason.

4. The Interviews - The website also features interviews with two of the fictional actors on the show. The interview with Gwen Demarco is kind of sweet, one made by a lovestruck fan at a photo signing. The one with Jason Nesmith is hilariously awful. Not only does Latke come off as a stalker, but Nesmith is totally in character with the egotistical jerk of the movie. When the first response to the interview is, "How did you get this number," you know you're in for a good read.

5. It's For a Movie - Now, let's just step back a moment and see the real reason why this website is so great. It's because it's all for a single movie. One movie. There is no Galaxy Quest series or TV show or spin-off. Just one. It's not even a spectacularly huge blockbuster movie. And think about what we get on most other movie websites. What, a trailer? A plot synopsis? A cast list? Maybe some interviews or trivia if you're lucky. Galaxy Quest got this labor of love that probably took a lot of work, and most people seeing the movie probably never saw it. That's why it's a treasure.

What did you think of the fansite?

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What if Star Wars had an opening like the A-Team? User kalleanka71 created this video mash-up of Star Wars set to the opening of the 80s action show A-Team.

Above Image: Harrison Ford as Hannibal Smith in Star Wars\ A-Team mash-up

I love it when the force comes together.


Cast
Han Solo as John "Hannibal" Smith (Harrison Ford)
Luke Skywalker as Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Mark Hammill)
C-3PO as H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Anthony Daniels)
Chewbacca as B.A. Baracas (Peter Mayhew)

Watch the original opening A-Team here

Would you watch the A-Team if it had the cast of Star Wars?
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11/27/2012

While The Avengers was awesome, it has taken criticism for the lack of female and minority superheroes in the movie. The sequel will be a good chance to elevate more minority superheroes to the public eye. Here are the seven best candidates:

7. Captain Marvel / Pulsar - Once taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel, then finally the name of Pulsar, Monica Rambeau could do double duty by adding women to the roster as well as ethnicity. Pulsar can turn her body into pure energy, allowing her to fly, take on properties of different radiation, as well as shoot energy beams. She's also African-American. Little-known outside the comic world, she was a prominent member of the Avengers for a very long time. She even led the Avengers for a while.

6. Reptil - He's also not a very well-known character, but Reptil got a boost in popularity by appearing on the Superhero Squad Show (sort of an "Avengers Lite" for kids). Reptil's mutant power is that he can shapeshift parts of his body, and eventually his whole body, into any dinosaur. He's also Latino, which is rare in comics, especially since his powers have nothing to do with his race. With today's advances in CGI, it would be awesome to see a Pterodactyl or Apatosaurus alongside the Hulk.

5. Mantis - Another minority woman who should be added to the roster, Mantis is a powerful martial artist who once took down Thor. Mantis is also a telepath who can see the future, and can control plants. Mantis is also Asian, making her unique even among comic heroes. Her mysticism would parallel Thor's, but take the Avengers in a new direction.


4. Luke Cage - Without a doubt, Luke Cage is one of the most popular black superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He started out as a bit of a stereotype of the strong, black man named Power Man, but he's evolved into a great minority hero. With his enhanced strength and bullet-proof skin, Cage would be a great asset to battle. And he's cool. Luke Cage has been in the Avengers before multiple times, and Isaiah Mustafa ("the man your man could smell like") wants to play Cage enough that he shot a teaser trailer for it. I think we should let him...in Avengers 2.

3. War Machine - Jim Rhodes, the African-American Iron Man. The thing about War Machine is that he was already established in Iron Man 2. So where was War Machine in The Avengers? You're telling me the world's about to end, and Stark's not going to say, "Rhodey, get over here!" I understand not wanting to complicate things by introducing a second Iron Man, but he needs to come back in the sequel. Even if War Machine only had a cameo, it would go a long way.

2. Spiderman - No, not Peter Parker. Miles Morales. In the Ultimate Spiderman universe, Peter Parker was killed and replaced by a mixed-race black/Latino teenager. This might be tricky from a licensing perspective, since Spiderman is tied up in his own movie series. However, Marvel could make the argument that Morales isn't the same Spiderman, and therefore has no impact on Sony's movie license. They could even give him a different costume. Besides, we all want Spiderman in the Avengers. Make it happen.

1. Black Panther - Black Panther has been a staple of the Avengers for decades, and is one of the most (if not the most) popular African-American superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He's also been in the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series, as well as his own series on BET. An African prince who takes on the mantle of a panther-like superhero, his enhanced senses, strength, speed, agility, martial arts skills, and weaponry would be a bigger asset to the team than Black Widow. I honestly can't think of any reason not to put him in the sequel, other than Whedon is just not trying.

What do you think of the list? Which one would you want in Avengers? Any other minorities you would put in Avengers 2?

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Enjoy these 45 behind-the-scenes images of the pivitol battle between Batman and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Above Image: Bane (Tom Hardy) fights Batman (Christian Bale) in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray is coming December 4th and we know there will be some great behind the scenes features like the following:
The Batmobile Documentary: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.

Ending the Knight: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. 
- The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
- Return to the Batcave
- Beneath Gotham
- The Bat
- Batman vs Bane
- Armory Accepted
- Gameday Destruction
- Demolishing a City Street
- The Pit
- The Chant
- The War on Wall Street
- Race to the Reactor
- The Journey of Bruce Wayne
- Gotham's Reckoning
- A Girls Gotta Eat
- Shadows & Light in Large Format
- The End of A Legend
•Trailers
•Art Galleries  
•The Journey of Bruce Wayne
•UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices


Till then, enjoy these 45 pictures behind the scenes of the battle between Bane and Batman in the sewers of Gotham City.



Via Collider 

What do you think of the pictures? Are you looking forward to the Blu-Ray or DVD?
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11/26/2012

What if the Emperor survived his fall and the destruction of the Death Star in Return of the Jedi? With the job of Emperor of the Galaxy off the table, he would need to find new employment. And in today's economy, and with his powerful but limited job skills, it might take some time. That's the premise of this short by G4 about a newly-unemployed Emperor Palpatine trying to get a job. Bonus Funny: the video starts with an Imperial press conference on the destruction of the Death Star. The way they spin the disaster is hilarious.



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If you're looking to cheer yourself up, then watch the opening of this horror movie. Halloween had John Carpenter's terrifyingly simple theme song. Nightmare on Elm Street had Freddy's making his fierce claws. Scream had the death of major characters.

Above Image: A grassy field with kittens playing in the 1972 opening of Beware! The Blob (alternately titled as Beware the Blob, Son of Blob, Son of the Blob or The Blob Returns)

Most horror movies try and scare you from the beginning. All except the opening for Beware! The Blob (1972) which opens with a happy, bubbly theme and bunch of kittens playing in a field of grass.

Last week, we lost the great actor Larry Hagman. He was in the classic sitcom I Dream of Jeannie and the prime-time soap opera Dallas, but his greatest contribution was directing this "feel-good" horror movie opening.


So, if you're in a bad mood, are scared or depressed, watch the opening of the terrifying horror movie Beware! The Blob. It'll cheer you right up.

Happy trails Larry Hagman. Thanks for giving us a horror movie we can all be happy about.

Is this the happiest horror movie opening you've ever seen?
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11/23/2012


Welcome to Geek Bits, where we share the geekiest bits of the Internet for you.

Above Image: Beauty and the Beast (2012) Kristin Kreuk as Catherine

How many Doctors will be back for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who? Where will we see our first preview of Star Trek into Darkness? What was the ending of Thor almost like? Who beat Darth Vader's wife? Did Ang Lee have any regrets from making Hulk?

Doctor Who
So how many former Doctors will be back for the 50th anniversary special? Mary Sue quotes Colin Baker (6th) as saying he hasn't been asked back for the special. "No." Baker said, "As far I know, neither of any of my erstwhile colleagues have been asked either. A what? What’s a cameo role, darling?...They would have to persuade me."  Bleeding Cool says, "Yes. David Tennant will be back in time for the Doctor Who anniversary. Be prepared to be surprised..." So, maybe one if that. Happy 50th Doctor Who!
(Via Screenrant)

Star Trek
The Hobbit will have an IMAX 3D preview of Star Trek Into Darkness

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 How many characters can you name?
(Via io9)

Tony has a review of the "Better-Than-I-Remember" Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Naked Now." 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Zachary Quinto said, "It's like an era of association with certain roles - a specific part like Spock, or a kind of part, like Sylar [in NBC series Heroes] - is coming to an end." This started a rumor that he's not coming back as Spock. Quinto responded on Twitter : "Simmer down kids. rumors are rumors for a reason. quotes out of context. let's let the second movie come out before we talk about a third..."
(Via Digital Spy)

Star Wars
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Realistic flesh Yoda sculpture by Italian artist Andrea Eusebi 
(Via TheForce.net)

Escapist Magazine made the case that we should remake Star Wars.

Man Hits Darth Vader's Wife 
This is one of those stories that got a lot of attention because it made a great headline, but the details are less interesting. Turns out there's a guy whose legal name is Darth Vader that got into a fight with someone. When the other guy swung at him, he hit Vader's wife instead. Yeah...still worth it for that headline, though.
[via Huffington Post]

Billy Dee Williams, when asked if he'd reprise his role of Lando Calrissian for Star Wars VII said, "I suppose so." Having seen him in person, I know Star Wars is on the short list of movies he cares about. So, this might be as close as we get to a confirmation.
(Via Moviehole)

Alex Ross Star Wars poster
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(Via Agents of Geek)

Last Resort
The show has been canceled, but Last Resort creator Shawn Ryan says Episode 13 (presumably Jan 3) will serve as a full-fledged series finale. “We have time to tweak,” he said.
(Via TV Line)

Thor
This alternate ending for Thor is one of the special features being released with the upcoming 10-disc Marvel Phase One box Blu-Ray set.

(Via Blastr)

Chris Hemsworth talked about his relationship with Jane in Thor 2. He said, "Definitely. For Thor and Jane, there are some unanswered questions now, since obviously he didn’t stop in and catch up with her in ‘Avengers.’ Thor might have some explaining to do in this one….There’s some fun to be had with that…And with Loki, we get down to the major bones of our conflict with everything that’s come from ‘Thor’ to ‘Avengers’ to now."
(Via MTV)

Hulk
When asked his film Hulk director Ang Lee said, "I learned quite a bit about CG from The Hulk, and I wouldn't have been able to do Life of Pi without that. But it's easier to create an animal, because there exists a good reference so a tiger or a hyena is easier than a 2,000-pound rage monster... My problem is that I took the whole thing too seriously. I should have had more fun with it, instead of all the psychodrama! [Laughs.]"
(Via Vulture)

The Amazing Spider-Man
The next Spider-Man movie is going to be much darker than the first. Here's the rumored short list of actors for the role of Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn. The biggest name is probably that of Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman, Catching Fire), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn), Douglas Booth (Noah), and Boyd Holbrook (Milk). All these choices are supposedly a reaction against last week's decision to go with a darker, edgier version of Harry, which pushed actors like Chronicle's Dane DeHaan to the forefront. The studio is reportedly  looking for actors with "athleticism and good looks."
(Via Hollywood Reporter)

Independent Film
Vulture
Synopsis: Ash has the power to communicate with ET's, a gift he needs to be stripped of by the end of the day or risk succumbing to its side-effects completely. This power is beginning to make him one of them - incredibly calculating, but devoid of any human emotion. He gains valuable time by ingesting prescribed sleeping inhalers which keep the symptoms at bay, but are quickly losing their effect as he grows more and more tired. In turn, he downs sachets of coffee to offset the inhalers, while trawling through the city meeting old acquaintances. It's through these human connections that he collects the pieces of the past that keep his emotional muscle working (a photo, a song, a piece of jewellery). By the end of the day his hope is to find a former interfacer like himself, rumored to live in the city and that has rid herself of the gift permanently.
 
Official Site http://www.vessel-movie.com/

Beauty and the Beast
Promo images for episode 8 "Trapped".
Summary: JT (Austin Basis) suspects that Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) is the trigger of Vincent’s (Jay Ryan) blackouts, so to disprove this theory, Vincent allows JT to inject him with endorphins and sedatives that force him into a fugue state.  In flashback, Vincent recalls his time in Afghanistan when he received his first super soldier shot, and remembers who injected him with the DNA altering substance.  He also recollects how the other soldiers experienced unpredictable side effects, including fugue states, and is relieved to know that Cat isn’t causing his blackouts.  Vincent shares his memory about Murifield with Cat, who experiences some recollections of her own.  Then, as Cat and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) investigate the attempted murder of a teen pop star (guest-star Max Schneider), Evan suspects that Cat is deliberately protecting the vigilante who saved him in the subway.  Paul Fox directed the episode written by Emily Silver (#107).
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Jay Ryan as Vincent, Kristin Kreuk as Catherine
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Misc
Some portions written by Maurice Mitchell

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11/22/2012

What if Christopher Nolan directed a prequel to his Dark Knight trilogy? And what if it was a teen comedy? 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, The Princess Diaries, Bronson, Powder, Thank You For Smoking, and many more get mashed up in this trailer for a teen movie set in a Gotham City high school. See the Joker, Two-Face, the Scarecrow, and Catwoman before they grew up and became angsty super-people. OMG!*


*You have no idea how much I hated writing that.

BONUS: Actually, this trailer is not as crazy as it might seem. Screenrant featured some of the concept art for the real Gotham High animated series that was being developed, but ultimately scrapped, by DC. Looks pretty good, actually.

What did you think of 'Gotham High?' Can you name all the movies that made an appearance?

Via movieclipsTRAILERS via Geeks are Sexy

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Since many people are busy today I'm making this week's poll a quickie. This poster was designed by Daniel Nyari http://iamdany.com/Famous-Weapons

If you get stuck, the answer is at the end of the poster.

How many of these famous movie and video game weapons do you recognize?
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11/21/2012

I have a confession to make: I love the movie Daredevil. I didn't realize this movie has a bad reputation until years later, and I still don't understand why. Some critics complained about how dark it was, which to me is a good thing. It fits the comics. Daredevil's life makes Spiderman's look like My Little Pony. Maybe it's because I've always been a fan of Daredevil in the comics. I know it has its flaws, starting with a mediocre performance by Ben Affleck, a story focused more on Elektra than Daredevil, and some gaping plot holes. Still, I think it's one of the best and most faithful comic book adaptations we've gotten from Hollywood. Here are seven reasons why.



1. The Costume - X-Men started the trend of getting away from the spandex bodysuits superheroes wear in the comics. I thought Daredevil made a great compromise between keeping the iconic look of the costume without looking silly. He wore all red leather with leather gloves, pants, a leather jacket, and a leather hood as a mask. It looked like something someone could put together on their own, unlike Spiderman. It also looked totally bad-axe.

2. The Apartment - In two brief scenes, we saw an amazing glimpse of how Murdock had adapted to his life. The part where he got dressed, including how he sorted and folded bills according to denomination, showed how he navigated independently as a blind man, something most movies and TV shows never address. The part where he spun and opened the combination locks showed how (much like Superman's giant key for the Fortress of Solitude) Daredevil used his powers to make sure only he could get in. And it was cool. The sensory deprivation tank was such a great way of showing how Murdock's powers could be a curse with the tank being the only place to escape the bombardment of his enhanced senses. Honestly, I wish they made the tank canon in the comics.

3. The Radar - A big part of why I loved this movie is Daredevil's radar as depicted in this movie. Not since Sam Raimi's bullet-time spider-sense have we seen from a superhero's POV so well. Plus, the pulsating, overlapping, and shimmering imagery just looked so cool. You really get a sense of how Daredevil sees the world. It also addressed something I never understood in the comics, where they just showed some lines coming from Daredevil's head. Up until this movie, I wondered why Murdock complained about being blind. He has radar - that's better than sight! But the shadow-world in the movie really brought his disability to life. We saw how sounds could interfere with and overlap his radar, and how a lack of vibrations coming from an object could render it invisible to him. The part where it rained and he saw Electra was so incredibly poignant, as was the moment when the umbrella cut her out of his "view." It also showed how his radar lacked the ability to show colors and writing. In short, the radar was cool, but a poor substitute for real eyesight, making his life all the more tragic.

4. Kingpin - The Kingpin is Daredevil's nemesis in the comics, a huge man whose bulk is often mistaken for fat, but is really powerfully muscled. To find someone to play him, the director went with Michael Clark Duncan. Apparently, there was some controversy because Kingpin is white in the comics, and Duncan is black. I thought Duncan delivered. With his size, Duncan didn't get many chances to wear a suit and play the man of power and intellect, and clearly relished the opportunity to play against type. Yet the moment when he took off his suit coat, tie, and shirt, and fought Daredevil hand-to-hand was incredible - Duncan's physical prowess was undeniable. You really felt like Daredevil had met his match. I thought Duncan was highly underrated in this movie,  and was glad to see that when he died, numerous obituaries referenced his performance in Daredevil. It was truly an iconic role.

5. Bullseye - As powerful and understated as the Kingpin was, Colin Farrell really chewed up this movie with a suitably manic performance as Bullseye. We got to see him kill with pencils, paper clips, even Daredevil's cane, and loving every minute of it. Every time he walked on screen, he was like chaos personified. The symbol branded on his forehead was the perfect touch to bring his character to life. I've seen Colin Farrell in a lot of movies, but rarely as great as this one.

6. The Physical Consequences - One thing we rarely see in the comics, and certainly not in comic book movies, is the question of consequences. What would a life of beating people up do to you? In Daredevil, they actually took a moment to show us. In one scene, we see Murdock come home from a fight, bruised and bloodied, covered with scars, spitting out a tooth, and popping pain medication like candy. It wouldn't be until The Dark Knight Rises that another superhero movie showed the physical toll combat has on our heroes with Wayne's need to walk with a cane and put on a leg brace. Daredevil did it first.

7. The Morality - Unlike most superhero movies, this one actually tried to address the morality and consequences of becoming a vigilante. In one scene, Daredevil is beating a criminal for information, and turns to see a child watching him. When the child recoils from him in terror, Daredevil says the haunting words, "I'm not the bad guy, kid," but later is telling himself the same thing, left to wonder if he's crossed the line. The movie also asked what would happen if the hero went too far. Daredevil isn't perfect in the way he carries out justice. In the opening, he allows a rapist to get run over by a train, showing his willingness to kill, but by the end, learns the value of mercy and spares the Kingpin's life. Compare that to Tim Burton's Batman where he kills with impunity, and Batman Begins where Batman doesn't kill, but allows someone to die in a sort of loophole. It's either one or the other. That kind of character arc from killer to non-killer hasn't been in a superhero movie before or since.

Honorable Mentions:
  • The Backstory - Murdock's origin story was very well-portrayed. The scene of Matt huddled over his father's body tugged my heart more than all of Bruce Wayne's angst. This wasn't a kid who's left a billionaire by his parents' accidental murder, but a poor little blind kid orphaned because his father valued honor over money.
  • Jennifer Garner - I admit, I had a crush of Garner from Alias, and I thought her performance as Elektra rocked. But her solo movie Elektra, less so.
UPDATE: Added links and videos

What did you think of Daredevil? If you hated it, did any of this change your mind? If you loved it, what else did you like about it? Let us know in the comments.

Bonus: The image on this page came from an article on panelsonpages, by a fellow Daredevil movie lover who also defended the film. Unite!

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