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SAG Guild Strike Pending? Say It Ain’t So!

In Entertainment on May 22, 2008 at 4:39 am

Source: The Oregonian

Is there concern of a SAG strike? This article, containing quotes from David Shore and Hugh Laurie seems to imply so, as “House, M.D.” (the greatest show that you’re hopefully watching) picks up the ball and begins immediately shooting its fifth season.

I’ve seen no other mention of a Screen Actors Guild strike, so hopefully we won’t be out of TV yet another year. I’ll be sure to put something up as soon as I hear more about it.

The fifth season of “House, M.D.” has no set premiere date, but could begin as early as August.

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Marvel To Adapt “Runaways”!

In Comics, Entertainment on May 22, 2008 at 4:03 am

Source :: The Hollywood Reporter”

Cover to \"Runaways\" v2, #18

So it looks like “Runaways” is getting the big screen treatment. Honestly, I couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve read the first volume of “Runaways”, you know its perfectly laid out for one hell of an entertaining movie.

For those of you who have been under a rock. “Runaways” is the tale of a group of children who learn that their parents are members of The Pride, a group of super-villains. Upon learning this and witnessing them slaying an innocent girl in a ritual sacrifice, the group runs away and learns that many of them are far more than human.

So far, there has been no casting decision, but the script is being penned by series co-creator Brian K. Vaughn. The film also has no set release date, thus placing it in a similar limbo as the company’s announced “Ant-Man” movie (though I’m sure the odds of a “Runaways” movie are much, much higher).

The “Runaways” title is in its second volume and is currently being published monthly by Marvel Comics. The first volume ran for 18 issues and is available in 3 separate trades, titled “The Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy”, “The Runaways Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland”, and “The Runaways Vol. 3: The Good Die Young”. You can also collected the entire 18 issue first volume in the hardcover “The Runaways: Vol. 1”.

For more information, why not check out The Runaways Wikipedia Page?

Borat For Free Speech?

In Entertainment, Random Shit on March 8, 2007 at 9:36 am

Borat

Source: Yahoo! Odd News: Borat seen as human rights victim by U.S. government

Oh, that silly Borat! Now the good ol’ USA is using him as an example of human rights victimization.

Yes, the same country full of people who sued funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional Kazakh newsman Borat has has released a report criticizing the real Kazakhstan for its its restriction on freedom of speech, among other things, using the example of Kazakhstan’s decision to remove the website http://www.borat.kz, the “official” homepage of the Borat character.

According to the report, “The government deemed as offensive the content of a satirical site controlled by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and revoked the .kz domain,”

The long list of concerns also detailed in the report include military hazing, torture by police, unhealthy prison conditions, arbitrary arrests, restrictions on freedom of assembly, domestic violence against women, people trafficking and more.

House Picked Up For Season 4!

In Entertainment on February 19, 2007 at 9:07 am

FOX’s other hit show, “House, MD”, has gotten picked up for a fourth season. Yes, that’s right, you get another full season chock full of 2-6 week breaks for more American Idol.

I love “House”, its a wonderful show that’s hooked me like crack, but dear God the American Idol breaks are getting annoying. Oh well. I’ll post some spoilers up when I’m not, ya know…in class >_>

Aaron Eckhart is Harvey Dent

In Entertainment on February 15, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Source :: The Hollywood Reporter

Aaron EckhartAaron Eckhart (“Thank You For Smoking”, “Paycheck”) has snagged the coveted role of Harvey Dent (and one can assume eventually Two-Face) in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel, “The Dark Knight”. Filming will be beginning soon on the picture, which is slated for a 2008 release.

The character of Harvey Dent is a Gotham City District Attorney who allies himself with Batman to help stop gang war in Gotham, but is horribly scarred during a trial when a mob boss throws acid on him. Half his face destroyed, Dent becomes Two-Face, a mob boss obsessed with the number two, his actions determined by a silver coin which he has scarred on once side. Eckhart will be the second actor to play this role in a live action feature, the first being Tommy Lee Jones in 1995’s “Batman Forever”. The character also made appearances in “Batman: The Animated Series” and “The New Batman Adventures”, voiced by Richard Moll (“Night Court”).

Also rumored to be joining the cast is Maggie Gyllenhal, who is said to be replacing Katie Holmes as the character Rachel Dawes. When asked for confirmation, her reps only advised they would not confirm or deny the report.

Eckhart joins a growing cast which includes returning actors Christian Bale (“The Machinist”), Gary Oldman (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”), newcomer Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”) as The Joker, and is directed by returning director Christopher Nolan (“Memento”, “Insomnia”)