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Possible ‘X-Men’ Sequels and Spinoffs in The Works

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With the opening, weekend box office success of “X-Men Origins : Wolverine”, there is no doubt that there will be at least a sequel or two. But also there are more spinoffs in the works for this franchise. The first and most likely one to date, which I already knew about since I reported on it a couple of months ago is “X-Men Origins : Magneto” which will trace back to the early years of Eric Lensherr and Charles Xavier ,and how they eventually become enemies after being friends at first. This particular spinoff has actually been waiting in the wings for some time now. The writer / director , David Goyle said it’s release would be contingent on the success of the “Wolverine” film so I’m pretty sure it’s going to get green lighted. Read more »

‘X-Men Origins : Wolverine’ Movie Review

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This movie was absolutely excellent, and totally rocked as it went back in time to the beginnings of Logan (Hugh Jackman) better known as “Wolverine”. We also got to see the origins of his brother,Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber) known as, “Sabretooth”. It showed that Logan goes from a sickly child one moment to a revengeful killer the next. Victor likes it, as he realizes that his “always sick little brother” is a mutant just like him. So they run off together to fight in wars while servicing in the military. But then Victor starts to fall off the wagon a little bit. He starts attacking civilians,and some of his own team members. Logan who’s vowed to stand by his brother gets taken down with him and thrown in prison.

This is when the movie takes a turning point as Scientist, William Stryker (Danny Huston) comes onto the scene. Read more »

‘Fighting’ Movie Review : It Packed Enough Punch

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“Fighting” starring Channing Tatum as Shawn McArthur is about a young kid who hustles on the streets of New York to make a quick buck,and has a messed up past between him ,his father,and a old wrestling teammate named,Evan Hailey(Brian White). Channing’s character gets his merchandise and money stolen while hustling,but not without a fight which captures the eye of small time fight promoter, Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard).

Harvey eventually catches back up with Shawn McArthur, and talks him into fighting his first fight for $5,000. He goes on to win which sets up a tentative business relationship between the two. Shawn fights some tough competitors in the movie,and interestingly enough finds a way to win against this one well trained Asian guy who apparently seemed way better than him at first which sort of got me riled up. But his toughest competitor is yet to come with his old wrestling teammate, Evan Haley Read more »

Ashton Kutcher Kicked CNN’s Butt on ‘Twitter’

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On late Thursday, Ashton Kutcher, the former “That 70’s Show” actor and former host of MTV’s “Punk’d” edged out the giant news media company, CNN to be the first to get a million followers on “Twitter”. I knew someone would have a contest like this. It’s like when Myspace first started to become really popular,and everyone would brag about how many friends they had. Anyways, he was able to win the coveted million, Twitter, follower crown by becoming the ringleader of a frenetic digital circus act which included Larry King,video game maker Electronic Arts Inc., a 25 year old Web developer from London,and a ton of online participants.

The winner of the contest agreed to donate 10,000 mosquito nets to charity for World Malaria Day on April 25,2009. On Wednesday. Kutcher had like 50,000 fewer visitors than CNN. Read more »

‘Venom’ Movie May Be in The Works

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One of Spider-Man’s biggest enemies, Venom from Spider-Man 3 may be about to get its own solo movie. Sony has hired writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to start writing a film based soley on the “Venom” character. “Venom” is an evil version of Spider-Man created by the symbiosis of an alien life form and a human to host it.

There’s currently no known plot available or any information on who may star in the film,but it does sound interesting. In Spider-Man 3, “Venom” had all the powers of Spider-Man with a few added editions of big freakin alligator looking teeth and a slithering tongue.More like Spider-Gator or something. He also appeared to be physically bigger and stronger than Spider-Man. It was pretty freaky. Read more »

News Host Bashes Eminem’s ‘We Made You’ Music Video

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Mr. Bill O’Reilly who is a news host for Fox News is apparently disgusted with Eminem’s new music video, “We Made You”. He says that Eminem is vile,and that few Americans take him seriously which I think just may be the whole point. It’s just entertainment, it’s not supposed to be taken seriously. Anyways, he goes on to state that Eminem represents the lowest form of entertainment,and is just a media hound.

O’Reilly was really upset at the lyrics that involved Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, and called them misogynist, whatever that means. Apparently it’s something bad I guess. He knocked the lyrics that stated Read more »

Fox News Reviewer Fired Over ‘Wolverine’ Movie Leak

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When someone from the inside leaked a workprint of the new “Wolverine : Origins” movie a couple of weeks ago, most movie review sites refused to watch it. But Fox News reviewer, Roger Friedman not only watched the film,but also took it a step further and reviewed it. What makes it worse is the movie wasn’t even a complete piece,and had a lot of special effects missing from it.

Some of my sources say that it was missing like several million dollars worth of reshoots that would smooth out the film, and the special effects in it were temporary or not there at all which would make his ill fated attempt at a review of this movie worthless, anyways. Read more »

Eminem’s New ‘We Made You’ Music Video. Extremely Funny

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MTV released Eminem’s new “We Made You” music video yesterday on their site, and I must say this has got to be one of his most funniest videos to date. The “We Made You” song is the first single to be released off his upcoming album entitled “Relapse”. It also features a chorus that is sung by a soulful newcomer, Charmagne Tripp . This is his first solo single in the past five years. It is produced by none other than Dr. Dre.

The video was produced by Joseph Kahn who also shot his Grammy award winning video “Without Me” from one of his previous albums entitled “The Eminem Show” back in 2002. The video was shot in Las Vegas and has cameo appearances from Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Kon Artis, Vanilla Ice, Bobby Lee, pornographic actress Lisa Ann, and The Palms hotel owner George Maloof. The video premiered on several MTV channels, April 7,2009. Read more »

Watchmen’s Rorschach is The New Freddy Krueger

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Also known for his 1976 role as Kelly in the “Bad News Bears” and Dukes in Will Ferrell’s “Semi Pro”, Jackie Earle Haley is going to be taking over the role that made Robert Englund famous back in the 1980’s as the infamous Freddy Krueger who terrorizes high school kids in their dreams. I’m glad to hear he got the part. I thought he was excellent in “Watchmen” as Rorschach,and I just recently learned he was that Kelly character in the old 1976 “Bad News Bears” movie,but as soon as I was told he was in the “Bad News Bears” movie, I knew it was him. It brought back a bit of nastalgia for me. I used to love watching the “Bad News Bears” as a kid. He was in the acting business up until the early 90’s,1993 to be exact. Then left for a while ,and made a come back in 2006 by playing a pedophile in Todd Field’s “Little Children”.

This latest installment of “Nightmare on Elm Street” is New Line Cinema’s attempt at a reboot of the franchise, and will be directed by Samuel Bayer. Read more »

Exclusive Video: David Blaine Performs Magic for Philippe Petite

Here is an exclusive video of David Blaine performing magic for Philippe Petite, a French high wire artist. Philippe tries to show off his own magic to David Blaine,but as we all know, David’s the best,and he amazingly upstages Philippe when he does the card through the deck feat. But that wasn’t enough. Read more »