Page 2: Steven Spielberg, Rango, Green Lantern, Battlestar Galactica, X-Men: First Class, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Transformers Twilight, Fight Club,
Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Watch Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari‘s short film Uppercut, about a geek Fight Club in California. [laughingsquid]
“In Silicon Valley we have the highest concentration of aggressive people in the United States. And it’s a place where all life has been reduced to working in a cubicle and then after work going out to have a Merlot at the Fromage bar. I’m kind of looking for something a little more primitive, a little more basic, something that appeals to the essential nature of a man.” — Gints K., Software Engineer & Founder, Gentlemen’s Fight Club.
DC Comics gives us a peek at some of the toys and merchandise being produced for Green Lantern.
Kevin Smith is giving free tickets to his Red State roadshow tour to NYPD Officers.
Aardman Animation created this commercial for Npower.
James McAvoy explains to CinemaBlend how he differentiated his Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class from Patrick Stewart’s performance in the original film trilogy:
You look at the kind of main, defining characteristics of Professor X, of Charlie Boy, and you go, “Alright, he’s selfless. He’s a saint. He’s sexless, it seems. He’s egoless. He’s all about other people. He’s all about bettering the world and mutantkind and humankind.” And so you kind of try and flip that on its head. You don’t make him an evil person, or anything like that, but you make him ego-driven, women-chasing, he likes a good drink. He’s not the reluctant leader that you kind of want all heroes to be. He actually kind of wants to be in charge, you know what I mean? And all of those things, just to kind of show a journey. So by the end of the movie he’s some way towards becoming Patrick Stewart[‘s version of the character], rather than just having the same guy at the beginning. So we really didn’t feel tied down, we felt liberated by the fact that we were doing a prequel.
New photos of Transformers: Dark of the Moon toys have been released online, offering first looks at Sentinel Prime, Megatron, and the Ark spacecraft. [ew]
Movieline lists 9 Milestones in the Evolution of Adam Sandler.
This Jim Beam Commercial features a dozen different Willem Dafoes. [vulture]
Paddy Considine‘s debut feature film Tyrannosaur, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, was picked up for U.S. distribution by Strand Releasing. [THR]
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