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New Battle Clip From X-Men: Days of Future Past

Last night at MTV Movie Awards they showed a new clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past in which we get to see the new mutants. In this opening sequence Kitty Pryde (Ellen Pryde) and some other young mutants are on a spaceship battling a Sentinel. This movie is all about time travel and stopping a major war so there will be a lot of time travel. Mutants featured in the film include mutant police officer Bishop (Omar Sy), who is from the future, Blink (Fan Bingbing), who can open space-time portals, Sunspot (Adan Canto), who can blast and absorb solar energy and Warpath (Booboo Stewart), who has the more average powers of has superhuman strength and speed. This clip also shows a bit of Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) doing his thing. Take a look:

Posted on April 14, 2014

Trailer for Poseidon Rex Starring Brian Krause and Anne McDaniels

Poseidon Rex poster

Here is the trailer for Poseidon Rex which stars Brian Krause, Anne McDaniels and Steven Helmkamp. The low budget horror flick was filmed off the coast of Belize. The people of a small island suddenly find themselves under attack by a Tyrannosaurs Rex like creature that lives deep underwanter. A scuba diver looking for Spanish gold (Brian Krause, who will always be Leo from Charmed to us), accidentally awakens the creature and havoc ensues. The best scene in the trailer: the bad guys storm the lab demanding their gold back only to be eaten by a baby Poseidon Rex. Oh please, you know you'll watch it. The film will be released on demand on May 13th. Take a look:

Photo: Anderson Digital

Posted on April 12, 2014

Saturday Night Live Takes Aim at George R.R. Martin

Saturday Night Live did a very funny bit about Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin and his infamous slowness in writing the next book in the Song of Fire and Ice series. On Weekend Update, Cecily Strong interviews Martin (Bobby Moynihan). She asked Martin what's taking so long. Martin replies that he can't write the book until he has the title. The two he's considering are: A Whisper of Yells or A Bunch of Clocks. He complains about how huge the world he created is, noting that it's not easy naming 1,000 characters. Sure the names all start out cool like Daenerys Targaryen, but after awhile all he could muster up was Jamie or Robb. He says he's so burned out that The White Walkers "were named after a white guy walked past me." When asked how he got so far behind, Martin replies, "I spend 35 hours a week writing, but it's mostly fan fiction." It's less racy than the show, and he is the main character in it. As for his sneak peek about the next book in the series, he says, "It's 3,000 pages long and everyone you love dies." Sounds about right to us. Take a look:

Posted on April 7, 2014

Lucasfilm Teams Up With The Big Bang Theory for a Star Wars Episode

Lucasfilm and the creators of the hit tv show The Big Bang Theory have teamed up for a special Star Wars themed episode of the show to air on May 1st, just in time for Star Wars Day on May 4th. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode will be called "The Proton Transmogrification" and will feature guest star Bob Newhart, who plays Sheldon's childhood idol, Professor Proton. In the episode, Sheldon is guided by visions of Professor Proton -- only the professor is actually a character from Star Wars (we don't know who yet). Newhart will appear as a Jedi master and will get to carry a real light saber.

Yes, that's right. Industrial Light and Magic provided all the props and cgi work to recreate the planet Dagobah, where Yoda was living in exile during the time shown in the original Stars Wars movies. Industrial Light and Magic sent Lucasfilm VFX genius Eddie Pasquarello to the set to oversee all aspects of the production so the swamp planet would look just right.

Bob Newhart is pretty excited about the project saying he watched Phantom Menace to get what Degobah would look like. He said they explained all the details of the light saber to him and what it could do. In fact he said they warned him not to point the light saber at Jim Parsons, who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper, because "it would kill him!"

We cannot wait to see this episode.

Posted on April 2, 2014

Sharknado 2 Poster and Premiere Date Revealed

Sharknado 2 poster

Syfy has revealed the Sharknado 2 poster and premiere date. Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere on Wednesday, July 30. The sequel is set in New York City. A large sharknado filled with angry hungry sharks can be seen on the poster along with the Statue of Liberty and the city. The poster also has the tagline, "Shark Happens!"

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return from the first film, which was a huge social media hit. The IMDB page also lists Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Billy Ray Cyrus as some of the other stars in the horror sequel.

Photo: Syfy

Posted on April 1, 2014

Trailer for Hercules Starring Dwayne Johnson

The Rock as Hercules wears a lion head hat in still from the movie

Paramount has released the trailer for Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson. This latest movie version of the Hercules story is directed by Brett Ratner. It is based on the Hercules comics from Radical Studios by Steve Moore. The film also stars Ian McShane, John Hurt and Irina Shayk. Hercules is wearing a lion head for a hat in the trailer. He also fights a giant boar and a swamp monster. This is the perfect role for the Rock. Hercules arrives in theaters on July 25, 2014. Take a look:

Photo: David James/Paramount Pictures

Posted on March 28, 2014

Principal Photography on Star Wars: Episode VII to Commence in May 2014

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that principal photography will begin on Star Wars: Episode VII in May 2014. It will be based at London's Pinewood Studios. The release date in theaters has been set for December 18, 2015. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams.

Lucasfilm released a list of the first day of principal photography for every previous installment of the Star Wars saga. Disney and Lucasfilm say the new episode is set 30 years after the events in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. No casting or plot details were revealed. Lucasfilm only says the movie will star "a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."

The Hollywood Reporter says Adam Driver in is talks to play the villain. Other actors rumored to be in talks include Lupita Nyong'o, Jesse Plemons, Ed Speleers and John Boyega. There have also been rumors about many, many other actors over the past year. With the principal photography start date just two months off it shouldn't be too much longer before we start learning more about some of the actors and characters in the movie.

Posted on March 18, 2014

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