Simpsons Take The Bowl

Even the creators of The Simpsons know we love the old stuff. Specifically, the first 10 to 12 seasons. That’s the period in which Matt Groening‘s iconic yellow family took the world by storm and became a television institution. Since then many fans have fallen off the show, citing a decline in quality, and maybe that decline is a fact. But The Simpsons endures. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history.

To celebrate the anniversary, The Simpsons took over legendary Los Angeles concert venue The Hollywood Bowl for a three night concert event called The Simpsons Take the Bowl. Hosted by Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Ape, Chief Wiggum and many others), the event featured a slew of guest stars performing songs and score from The Simpsons, with a strong focus on the early years. Mainly, songs from the 1997 album Songs in the Key of Springfield, including The Monorail Song, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart, The Stonecutters Song, Happy Birthday Lisa and others. This being Hollywood, there were some references to The Simpsons Movie, too, and Hans Zimmer live-conducting the score to the Oscar-nominated short, The Longest Daycare.

Basically, if you loved The Simpsons as a child or adult, it was a simply fantastic evening of entertainment. And, if you couldn’t be there, several of the numbers from the evening have been uploaded online. Check them out below. Read More »

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Alien 35 anniversary

Ridley Scott‘s 1979 masterpiece Alien taught us that in space, no one can hear you scream. 20th Century Fox has just announced the specs and box art for their brand new, 35th anniversary Blu-ray for Alien. Check out art and press release for the Alien 35th anniversary Blu-ray below. It’s out October 7.
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James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class

Comic fans tend to overreact. For example, they know Charles Xavier should be bald and in a wheelchair. But when James McAvoy was cast in the role for X-Men First Class, he had a full head of hair and was walking around. This should not stand! Literally!

By the end of that film, though, the whole standing thing was taken care of. (Sorry, Charles.) Now it seems like the follicle fallacy will soon be solved as well. In a new interview, McAvoy admitted he doesn’t know much about 2016′s X-Men Apocalypse, but does think he’ll finally have to shave his head.

Watch the James McAvoy bald Xavier quote below.  Read More »

Futurama Simpsons Crossover Episode

Futurama will return to to the airwaves with Fry, Leela, Bender and company appearing in a special episode of The Simpsons airing on November 9th 2014. Hit the jump to see the first look at this Futurama Simpsons crossover episode.

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Gone Girl movie ending

Over the past several months we’ve heard conflicting information about the differences between David Fincher‘s Gone Girl movie and its source material, Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl novel. First we heard that the ending had changed, and then we heard that it hadn’t exactly. Today, someone who’s actually seen the movie has finally weighed in.

Buried in a recent profile of star Ben Affleck was a casual comment about the faithfulness of Fincher’s film — namely, that it sticks pretty closely to Flynn’s novel after all. Hit the jump for the latest on the Gone Girl movie ending. (No spoilers.)

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Apocalypse

With the summer of 2015 all but set, eyes have quickly turned to the summer of 2016. Most of the talk has been about Batman v Superman and Captain America 3, but don’t forget there’s another major superhero film coming mere weeks after those. It’s X-Men Apocalypse, the sequel to the massive hit X-Men Days of Future Past, which was the #4 movie of the summer grossing over $230 million domestic and $745 million worldwide.

The sequel is currently slated for release May 27, 2016 and the script has been in progress all summer. Now, a report in a Canadian newspaper confirms filming will commence in April 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Read more about X-Men Apocalypse filming below. Read More »

Zero Dark Thirty Chastain header

Ridley Scott‘s The Martian is on the fast track. With a November 2015 release date fast approaching, it has to be. So we’ll surely be hearing more and more about the Cast Away meets Apollo 13 thriller in the coming weeks.

The director has already got Matt Damon to play the lead role of Mark Watney, a wisea-ss astronaut who is stranded on Mars. And now the trades are reporting Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are circling “the female lead” of the film. However, the book most certainly doesn’t have a “female lead” so either the movie is radically different from the book or they’re just up for one of the several supporting, but equally awesome female characters in the film. Read more about The Martian casting below. Read More »

Kevin feige X-Men Days of Future Past

Though it’s based on a Marvel Comics story, X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t a Marvel Studios movie. But that doesn’t mean the president of Marvel Studios can’t enjoy it all the same. Kevin Feige, who helped produce the original X-Men trilogy, praised the latest installment as a “very good” way to kickstart the franchise.

Hit the jump to read the Kevin Feige X-Men: Days of Future Past comments.

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