Archive for May, 2011

Source: The Dark Knight Rises Official Website | | Posted By: Dan Geer


Today, the official website for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises finally launched, delivering quite an odd viral campaign for the film. If you go to the website, it takes you to a black page with an audio clip of strange chanting playing in the background. If you’re much, much smarter than I am, you’ll figure out that the audio file can lead you to a Twitter feed called @TheFireRises that sends out replies to users putting the hashtag #TheFireRises in a status update, which in turn takes user avatars to compose a mosaic that will eventually reveal an image of Tom Hardy as Bane. Whew!

While the Twitter feed is still sending out replies as of right now, thankfully someone got their timing screwed up and already posted the photo on The Dark Knight Rises Facebook page. Hit the jump to check it out!

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Source: Showrunners Facebook | /Film | Posted By: Dan Geer


The world of TV programming can be quite challenging, especially ever since The X-Files essentially paved the way for modern television shows by producing a mini-movie every week. It is simply the gold standard for today’s hour-long fiction shows, as modern audiences have now come to experience with LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Fringe, etc. Anything less just would not make it past TV executives these days; and, even if the quality of the show is great, that does not mean the show will last (as fans of ABC’s V have recently witnessed).

Director Des Doyle’s documentary Showrunners (currentlly in production) dives deeply into the subject of just what it takes to make a quality television show and just how ugly it can get sometimes. It features interviews with many big names in the TV industry, including Damon Lindelof (LOST), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman (Fringe). Check out the official synopsis and trailer for the documentary after the jump!

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Source: Disney | | Posted By: Dan Geer

Star Tours 2

If you have ever been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Flordia or Disneyland in Anaheim, California, chances are you have ridden Star Tours – a flight simulator ride that whisks you away to various locations within George Lucas’s Star Wars universe. If you rode it in the 1980s or 90s, you might have thought it was really cool. However, experiencing it now may prove to feel a bit outdated.

In 2005, George Lucas announced that a new version of the ride was in the works that would include new 3-D flight simulation scenarios. Fans were overjoyed at the news, and have long since awaited the arrival of the new Star Tours, which finally opens on May 20th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and June 3rd at Disneyland. Hit the jump to watch a brand new ad for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue!

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Source: Machinima | Posted By: Dan Geer


The fifth episode of director Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series is now online, featuring Raiden (Ryan Robbins) – thunder god of the Mortal Kombat universe and protector of Earthrealm. While not the most violent episode of the web series (as fans of the video game series might expect), the story is actually quite interesting and definitely leaves it open for the series to tell more of Raiden’s story. Hit the jump to have a look!

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Source: THR | Posted By: Dan Geer

Dark Tower_02

Last week, some reports appeared online claiming that the Universal-Imagine-NBC film/TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series hit some snags and that the project was in turnaround (meaning it might not happen or could move to another studio home).

Yesterday, Universal stated that they are in fact keeping the project, but that the “snags” that were reported had to do with budgetary concerns the studio has. As of right now, producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are working on trying to bring the budget down. Read on for more info and speculation on what this could mean for Universal’s epic project.

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Source: Yahoo! Movies | Posted By: Dan Geer

Picture 4

Some of you may have already seen this on TV, but the new TV Spot for J.J. AbramsSuper 8 made its way online over at Yahoo! Movies this morning, which shows some new footage but still cleverly manages to reveal very little about the story (that’s a good thing).

In case you are not aware of the concept of the film, it is basically a throwback to Steven Spielberg‘s coming-of-age Amblin movies from the 80s like The Goonies and E.T. Check out the new TV spot below!

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Source: Yahoo! Movies | Posted By Dan Geer

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Last December, a teaser trailer for Real Steel (director Shawn Levy‘s upcoming futuristic robot boxing movie) made its way online which actually showed quite a bit of footage considering that it was only a teaser. Now, a full two and a half minute theatrical trailer has been released through Yahoo! Movies that not only shows off tons more robot boxing action, but also reveals much more about the story and its characters. This really does look great, and a lot of fun at that! Hit the jump to watch.

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Source: Machinima | Posted By: Dan Geer


The fifth episode of director Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series is now online, featuring the continuation of the Mileena and Kitana storyline (played by (Jolene Tran and Sam Tjhia, respectively) which focuses on their training under Shao Kahn, Kitana’s search for the truth about her past and the beginning of Mileena’s growing resentment towards Kitana. Hit the jump to check out the episode!

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Source: | | Posted By: Dan Geer

Star Wars Saga Art

In correspondence to May 4th being “Star Wars Day” (May the 4th be with you! Get it?), Lucasfilm has released a more detailed press release regarding the upcoming Star Wars Saga Blu-ray set!

Lucasfilm used a creative way to get the details out by launching a teaser site for the release where users could “share” a link to the site via Twitter and Facebook, which would in turn reveal more and more information until Lucasfilm’s quota of shares was reached. Since it has reached 100%, all details have now been revealed! Read on to see what goodies await!

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Source: Yahoo! Movies | Posted By: Dan Geer

Green Lantern

Warner Brothers has released a brand new trailer for Green Lantern via Yahoo! Movies. While perhaps not as exciting as the Wondercon footage that Apple released online, this trailer still packs quite a punch with tons of cool new footage, including more character moments as well as the Guardians of the Universe! Hit the jump to check it out!

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