NBC Announces Heroes Will Return in 2015
NBC has announced that Heroes will return in 2015 with a 13 episode standalone story called Heroes Reborn. Heroes captivated viewers when it debuted in 2006. It ran for four seasons. The first season was the best season by far. NBC is not revealing the storyline and characters in Heroes Reborn. However, they do say some original cast members may return.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke says in a statement, "The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in."
Here is the very short promo for the new series:
Posted on February 26, 2014
D&D Yoga is a Dungeons & Dragons themed yoga class featuring a dungeon master. The very first class was held in Brooklny, New York. The dungeon master reads out the adventures in a zen-like manner while the students perform moves related to the adventures, such as Sword One and Opening Door. There is also a Dice Rolling Pose which involves rolling a 10-sided die. The D&D and yoga combination was created by artist Scott Wayne Indiana and dance/movement instructor Sarah Dahnke. Take a look:
Posted on February 22, 2014
First Look at Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy
Now that the trailer is out for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie we've gotten a sense of Chris Pratt as Quill and looks at the other characters. Marvel knows everyone wants to know how Rocket Raccoon sounds and finally we get a short glimpse in this behind the scenes footage. Bradley Cooper, who is currently nominated for an Oscar for his role in American Hustle, plays Rocket Raccoon. Bradley says that Rocket has a bit of an anger problem. Take a look:
Photo: Marvel Studio
Posted on February 20, 2014
Character Posters for Captain America: The Winter Soldier Revealed
Marvel has released character posters for the upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The posters include a cool poster of actress Scarlett Johansson wielding two guns and an awesome poster of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Chris Evans returns in the lead role as Captain America. Other stars in the film include Colbie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell. The film has an April 4, 2014 release date, which puts it ahead of the other summer blockbuster releases.
Posted on February 2, 2014
First Poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Revealed
Lionsgate has released the first poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 movie. The poster was posted on the film series' Facebook page. The fiery poster has an image of the burning Mockingjay logo. Mockingjay is the final book of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games series and Lionsgate will be making two films based on it. The first of the final two films, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, arrives in theaters on November 21, 2014. The first two films from the series have both made over $400 million domestically, so the box office will likely be huge for this movie as well. Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer are among the new stars joining the series in Mockingay Part I.
Posted on January 23, 2014
R2-D2 in Behind-the-Scenes Star Wars VII Photo Tweeted by Bad Robot
R2-D2 can be seen in this behind-the-scenes Star Wars VII tweeted by Bad Robot. The photographed was shared on November 14th by the Bad Robot Twitter account, @bad_robot. Director J.J. Abrams is also in the photo.
The photo is the first behind-the-scenes photograph shared from the highly anticipated film. The Week notes that the tweeted photo makes R2-D2 the first character to be confirmed in the movie. It wouldn't be a Star Wars movie without the lovable robot.
Photo: Bad Robot
Posted on January 22, 2014
Hobbit Eagle Statue Falls During New Zealand Earthquake
A huge Hobbit eagle statue at the Wellington Airport fell from the ceiling during a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand. The bird statue was in the airport to promote the Hobbit films. The Independent reports that the statue hit a teenager as it fell, but fortunately she was not injured. The Dominion Post reports that the statue was installed and built by Weta Workshop. The bird was held in place by eight cables. Take a look:
Posted on January 21, 2014
Trailer for Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark
Here is the trailer for Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. The government is forced to reveal its top secret Mecha Shark project to help battle Mega Shark, which is menacing mankind. The movie from The Asylum stars Christopher Judge, Debbie Gibson and Elisabeth Rohm. The stars will walk the red carpet at a premiere event in L.A.'s Downtown Independent theater on January 24. Stars of other Asylum films, including Ian Ziering from Sharknado, are expected to be attendance for the premiere. Take a look:
Photo: THe Asylum
Posted on January 20, 2014
Trailer for Jupiter Ascending Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis
Here is the trailer for the upcoming science fiction adventure film, Jupter Ascending. The movie is written and directed by the Wachowskis (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas). Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a down on her luck cleaning lady living on Earth. What she doesn't realize is he has a genetic signature that marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance. Channing Tatum plays Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who has been sent to track her down. The film arrives in theaters on July 18, 2014. Take a look:
Photo: Warner Bros.
Posted on January 18, 2014
Warner Bros. Pushes Back Batman vs. Superman Release Date to May 6, 2016
Warner Bros. has pushed its Batman vs. Superman film release date back nine months to May 6, 2016. The Zack Snyder directed superhero film was originally set for a July 2015 release date. This is a significant delay as the film generated lots of great buzz from its Comic-Con announcement in July 2013. In a press release, Warner Bros. cites a shift of the start of production as a reason for delaying the film.
"Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the release of Zack Snyder's untitled Superman/Batman film has been moved to May 6, 2016, allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year."A Peter Pan film will take the Batman/Superman movie's slot in 2015. Warner moved a live action Peter Pan film, directed by Joe Wright, to a release date of July 17, 2015.
Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures., said in a statement, "We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans' excitement to see DC Comics' most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today's moviegoers."
The Hollywood Reporter says the script for the upcoming Batman/Superman film is currently undergoing a rewrite by Chris Terrio (Argo) after an initial draft by David Goyer.
Posted on January 17, 2014
Trailer for Season Four of Game of Thrones
HBO has released the trailer for season four of Game of Thrones. The trailer reveals some interactions between Joffrey and Jaime Lannister that look interesting. Jaime tells Joffrey, "The war's not won." There are many glimpses of battles and fights. Tyrion is in trouble again. This time he is handcuffed. The season premiere will air on Sunday, April 6. Take a look:
Posted on January 12, 2014
Omnicorp Delivers Keynote Presentation at CES 2027
The RoboCop reboot arrives in theaters on February 12, 2014. This promotional video was released to coincide with CES 2014. The robots at CES 2027 are far more advanced than the robots at this year's CES, which are mostly robotic toys, such as WowWee's little MiP robot. The video contains the creepy keynote presentation from an Omnicorp executive at CES 2027. Omnicorp is the company behind the robotic police drones and the part-man, part-robot RoboCop. Omnicorp is promising to deliver morality with its latest robotic security offering, the RC-2000. The second video contains a reaction to the new RC-2000 program. Take a look:
Posted on January 11, 2014
Improv Everwhere Recreates Gandalf's You Shall Not Pass Scene in Central Park
Improv Everwhere recreated Gandalf's "You Shall Not Pass!" scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Central Park. Random walkers on a bridge were told they could not pass. Most tourists ignored Gandalf. One person thought Gandalf was Dumbledore. Take a look:
Posted on January 9, 2014
Big Ass Spider Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray
Here is the trailer for an intentionally cheesy monster film called Big Ass Spider!. The films stars Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar. Mike Mendex is the director. In the film, a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and begins creating havoc and death in Los Angeles. A scientist and exterminator team up to find a way to destroy the massive alien spider menace. The film is now out on Blu-ray and DVD and can be found on Amazon.com.
Actor Greg Grunberg posted an "unbiased" review of the film on Amazon and calls it the best movie ever made. He says, "Just because I star in this movie does not mean that I am biased. I watched it with a completely open mind. My mind was completely opened and I was completely drunk. It's one of the best movies ever made. We had a blast making it and I really hope you enjoy it."
Take a look:
Photo: Epic Pictures
Posted on January 8, 2014
Ed Sheeran Performs I See Fire
Peter Jackson posted this video of Ed Sheeran performing, "I See Fire." Sheeran wrote the song for the film, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. The song is also on the movie soundtrack.
Sheeran said the world premiere of the film in L.A. that he wrote the song from the perspective of a dwarf. Sheeran said, "Every single song I have written has come from a personal experience and I'm not a dwarf yet so writing a song from a dwarf perspective in a land of dragons and wizards was a different way of approaching things. I wasn't channeling a dwarf in myself but watching the film and thinking if I was that dude what would I be thinking."
The video has garnered over 3.5 million views since Jackson posted it in early November. Take a look:
Photo: WaterTower Music
Posted on January 2, 2014