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Posts tagged news
Jurassic Park 4 officially put on hold.
Official statement from Universal:
Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.
The Hollywood Reporter has said that the reason for the delay was because the first draft of the script was submitted on Monday and that it was “way more epic and ambitious than they were prepared for.”
It’s the Hollywood Reporter so potentially take that last aspect with a grain of salt. However, I’m hoping it’s absolutely true. Because, c’mon, I want epic Jurassic Park 4.
David Bowie isn’t doing press for his latest album, The Next Day. But Rick Moody persuaded the man to create a work-flow diagram of sorts for the album; consisting of a list of 42 words that relate to the album.
David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ Debuts #1 on Charts in 12 Countries and Tops iTunes Chart in Over 60 Countries
First Album in Decade Sparks Passionate Global Response
New York, NY – March 20, 2013 – David Bowie’s new album ‘The Next Day’ (ISO/Columbia Records) has debuted at #1 in the U.K., Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland a week after its release, and has topped the iTunes chart in over 60 countries across the world. The album is scoring landmarks for Bowie, including his highest-ever chart position in the U.S. (#2), and the title-holder as the fastest-selling album of the year so far in the U.K.
‘The Next Day’ has already achieved Gold status in the U.K., Austria, France, Ireland, Poland and Sweden, is the musician’s first-ever #1 in Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland and is his first #1 album in the U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland and New Zealand in decades.
‘The Next Day,’ which was written by Bowie and co-produced with long-term collaborator Tony Visconti, also skyrocketed to the top of iTunes charts in over 60 countries across the world after its release. (Full list of countries at bottom of press release.) Worldwide critical acclaim for ‘The Next Day’ has paralleled the album’s chart-topping successes. Bowie’s triumphant return from a decade-long hiatus has been embraced by critics as a “masterpiece” (The New York Times, USA) and “the greatest comeback album ever.” (The Independent, UK)
Marvel Studios has released the new Mandarin character poster for Iron Man 3.
Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
When “The Walking Dead” returns for its second half of Season 3, Rick and The Governor are facing off and it may be a “fight to the death.”
Woodbury vs. the prison is going to be like no other battle “Walking Dead” fans have seen before. “You can adapt to the zombie threat, and that’s part of what Woodbury is about,” David Morrissey told the AP. “But the new problem that has emerged in Season 3 is human beings. What you have now is two communities of humans in conflict. That’s much more complicated.”
Former “Walking Dead” Glen Mazzara said that it’s not a fair fight because Rick is losing his mind, but that doesn’t mean he won’t win in the end. “Right now, there is a very formidable component coming to that prison, and it’s throwing Rick’s group into disarray because people have different agendas and Rick’s own sanity is cracking. Now, how does he try to — or can he even — save his group?” Mazzara told TV Guide. “Rick’s group realizes that they have poked a tiger, and they are waiting for The Governor to retaliate. They have to decide what to do. Do they now strike first? Do they wait for that retaliation? We are, of course, building to big, kickass finale, but The Governor acts quickly, so I don’t think fans will have to wait too long before blood is spilled.”
For Rick, the back half of Season 3 will be a particularly big struggle. “Rick has to wrestle with not only keeping his sanity, as he’s placed under more and more pressure, but a central question in the back half of this season is, How do we retain our humanity under such dire circumstances?” Mazzara told The New York Times. “You have these people being forced with choices that make them act in an inhumane way to the people they’re at war with. Is it worth it? Is survival worth it if it costs you your humanity?”
When asked if viewers should be worried about the Governor’s longevity on “The Walking Dead,” Mazzara told The Times with a laugh, “Well, I’m not going to give away any spoilers. But I do think you’ll see a satisfying ending to this chapter of Rick’s story.”
(Source: The Huffington Post)
‘Walking Dead’ actor joins ‘Mythbusters’ zombie episode — EXCLUSIVE
The Mythbusters gang is going to get some help testing zombie myths from one badass destroyer of the undead.
Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker — Merle Dixon himself — is going to guest star on the Discovery Channel hit.
That’s all the info we have right now on the episode. Well, almost all — we know one of the myths being tested is attempting to figure out which weapon is really best for killing a horde of the undead (Merle would presumably opt for a bayonet) and that the show recently put out an all points bulletin for 300 volunteers to play zombies to help shoot the episode (which will shoot tomorrow, along with Rooker lending a hand … ahem). The episode will air as part of the show’s upcoming 10th season.
Hey, I helped out with this!
Semi real world update. I’m now doing some occasional PA work with CollegeHumor. So far, it’s been the most fun I’ve had since moving to New York. Getting to meet some really great people and feel like I’ve finally got my foot in the door somewhere. Hoping something more permanent will come from this occasional work…
Disappointing news. Don’t Trust has greatly improved since its first episodes and this season I really feel like they found their tone. Plus I was enjoying the development of ‘Mark has a crush on June’ storyline.
And doubling up on Happy Endings just seems like they’re just delaying having to fill its timeslot until their inevitable cancellation. Gah, I loved this show from the very beginning and it just keeps trumping itself week after week.
Such a shame. These two shows were/are literally the only thing I watch on ABC. That’s what you get when ABC has the most horrendous scheduling and promoting of lesser known shows.
‘KRAKEN’ AWAKES: SCIENTISTS CAPTURE FIRST IMAGES OF GIANT SQUID FILMED IN DEEP OCEAN OFF JAPAN
(Image: Sub-Mariner #27, 1970. Art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. Words by Roy Thomas. Lettering by Sam Rosen.)