New Trailer Explains a Lot About Pacific Rim

Looks like Guillermo Del Toro is really pushing himself to the deliver the best possible action for Pacific Rim, his epic-scaled clash between robots and giant monsters. And from the looks of it, he seems to be getting right. Check it out!

Watch for Pacific Rim in theaters July 12.

First Look at J-Law Reprising Mystique!

Mystique001This is what Hollywood “It Girl” Jennifer Lawrence will look like in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer Tweeted this photo of J-Law getting a makeup touch-up on the Montreal set of the latest X-Men movie. Eagle-eyed fans who… erm, study the photo closely will be hard-pressed to notice the difference in Jennifer’s costuming from X-Men: First Class, but there is a big one: In her first outing as the mutant shapeshifter, Jennifer wore little more than blue body makeup and strategically-placed bits of latex — but this time, she is donning a body stocking that gives the illusion of the same minimal coverage.

The reason for the switch is not some newfound modesty on the part of the newly-minted Oscar winner; no, it’s simply a concession to reduce her time in the makeup chair — reportedly six hours for First Class.

Zoë Saldana on Guardians of the Galaxy

zoestidZoë Saldana took some out from promoting Star Trek Into Darkness to offer up a few words about her next potential deep-space franchise, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in which she will play a green-skinned assassin called Gamora. (Assuming the character follows the lead of the comic book, that is…)

About the movie and her character, Zoë said:

“It feels unique, but it doesn’t feel like it hasn’t been done before. I love the levity in the script and I like the casting of it. I’ve been a fan of Chris Pratt and I think that his gifted, natural comedic timing might come in handy to play someone like Star-Lord.

“I’m in the process right now of the evolution of conceiving Gamora’s look. It’s exciting! We’re trying to work out comfort also because, you know that I definitely want to be involved in the stunt-doing of my character.”

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on Aug. 1, 2014.

BBC Makes Series 8 Officially Official

steemomazzaWe fans already knew as much, thanks to Steven Moffat and Matt Smith, but the BBC finally formally announced that there will be an eighth series of DOCTOR WHO along with a 2013 Christmas Special.

The Beeb made the announcement on its website:

“We’re delighted to confirm a new series of Doctor Who has been commissioned and the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he’s already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.”

It’s also good news that Moffat will be back in the driver’s seat — and that something special is planned for the Christmas episode:

“Given that this year’s Christmas Special will be rounding off such a spectacular year we’re sure it will kick off the Doctor’s next half century in style!  But that’s not all. Big plans are being put in place that will well and truly celebrate the Doctor’s half-centenary.  Make sure you check back for some exciting announcements!”

Hmmm… could the Christmas Special see a gathering of all the incarnations of the Doctor? Christmas with the 11 Doctors? It would be just like Moffat to divert attention with the 50th anniversary story and then blindside us with the story we thought we were being denied…

Moffat Thanks Yanks Who Kept the Faith — and the Blockbuster Secret!

johnhurtThanks to a bunch of American DOCTOR WHO fans who kept their mouths shut, the rest of the world was able to enjoy the incredibly shocking finale to series seven the way Steven Moffat intended: blindsided by a truly game-changing last-second reveal.

And don’t think the Grand Moff doesn’t appreciate it. The executive producer  penned a blog on The Guardian site thanking U.S. fans who got erroneous early shipments for not ruining the story for everyone else. Moffat wrote:

“Well that was all a bit Keystone Cops, wasn’t it? Our biggest surprise,our most secret episode, a revelation about the Doctor that changes everything …

… and we’d have got away with it too, if we hadn’t accidentally sent Blu-ray copies of Name Of The Doctor to 210 Doctor Who fans in America. Security-wise, that’s not GOOD, is it? I mean, it’s not top-notch; it’s hard to defend as professional-level, hard-line secrecy.

My favourite fact is that they’re Blu-Rays. Listen, we don’t just leak any old rubbish, we leak in high-def – 1080p or nothing, that’s us. Every last pixel in beautifully rendered detail. It’s like getting caught extra naked.

But here’s the thing. Never mind us blundering fools, check out the fans. Two hundred and ten of them, with the top-secret episode within their grasp – and because we asked nicely, they didn’t breathe a word. Not one. Even Doctor Who websites have been closing their comments sections, just in case anyone blurts. I’m gobsmacked. I’m impressed. Actually, I’m humbled. And we are all very grateful.

Now you might be thinking, what does all this matter? It’s a plot development in the mad old fantasy world of Doctor Who, why is that important? Well of course, it’s not important, and in the scheme of things, it doesn’t matter at all. Just as it doesn’t matter when you’re telling a joke, and some idiot shouts out the punchline before you finish. It’s irritating, that’s all. It’s bad manners.

Well, no bad manners here! Two hundred and ten Doctor Who fans kept the secret, and many, many more fans helped. I wish I could send you all flowers, but I don’t know where you live (and, given our record, you really shouldn’t be sharing private information with us). So instead, if we can get our act together – and I forgive you for thinking that’s a big if – there will be a little video treat released on the Doctor Who site later tonight.”

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Matt and David Team Up — in This Video!

David Tennant and Matt Smith — better known to the world at large as the 10th and 11th Doctors, respectively, sat down together to have a chat about the story they just finished recording to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of DOCTOR WHO.

In the story, the current Doctor and his immediate predecessor team up to face the Zygons — and perhaps some other monsters — as well as deal with a stunning addition to the mythos: John Hurt as the Doctor! Hurt debuted at the close of the series seven finale, and his appearance came as a shock because 210 US fans who accidentally received copies of the episode kept their collective mouths shut about the climax. And by way of a thank you, the BBC have released this fun video clip as a bit of fanservice.

Somehow, we must all find our inner calm and wait until Nov. 23 to see the actual episode.

You Must See This ‘Now You See Me’ Clip

The upcoming Now You See Me is a heist flick with a difference: The gang pulling the jobs is made up of magicians who use their stagecraft to commit crimes during their shows — and then reward the audience with the dough.

The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg and Isa Fisher — as well as Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo, who’s featured in this wild clip, facing off against Dave Franco (little brother of James):

Now You See Me will be released on May 31 — and you’ll see me in line!

Riddick’s Trailer is Ridiculously Entertaining

“You’re not afraid of the dark, are you?”

Bringing back that classic line from Pitch Black is an indicator of where creator/director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel are going with Riddick, the third film in the deep-space franchise.

As this ass-kicking debut trailer suggests, Riddick is going back to basics: battling bounty hunters, mercs — and especially monsters that go bump in the dark. We’re back to goggles and the shine job that lets Riddick see in the dark. An all of it with a hard R rating.

Star Trek’s Karl Urban reprises his role as Vaako, while BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Katee Sackhoff heads the new cast, which includes Jordi Mollà and former wrestler Dave Bautista.

I can barely wait until Sept. 8, when Riddick is slated to hit theaters.

Here’s what the studio wants you to know about the flick:

Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx).  Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless.  Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.  The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal.  With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.”

Matt Smith Introduces ‘The Name of the Doctor’

Let Matt Smith, the Doctor himself, deliver one last tease about tonight’s DOCTOR WHO season seven finale. Welcome back old friends and enemies!

I’m holding out hope that we don’t get the Doctor’s real name; I don’t want that secret uncovered, because the mystery around the central character helps keep him and the show interesting.

What do you hope to see in the season-capper?