All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

Vintage Grand Prix Posters Set The Scene For Cars 2!

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In celebration of the international nature of Pixar’s Cars 2, Disney/Pixar has released four vintage-style posters – each linked to the Grand Prix in four famous cities including: London [above], Paris, Porto Corsa and Tokyo [following the jump].

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Mars Needs Moms Is Slightly Demanding Fun!

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With Mars Needs Moms, Disney and Robert Zemeckis [Monster House, Polar Express] team up to create a kind of CG/motion capture take on the family films that Disney did so well in the fifties and sixties [The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes] crossed with a bit of B-movie science fiction weirdness.

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Battle Los Angeles Blows Up Real Good – And That’s All It Does!

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If all you want out of a movie is for gunplay, aliens and stuff getting blowed up real good, then Battle Los Angeles will work for you. If you’re looking for anything more – and I mean anything – then you’re S.O.L. [sorta outta luck].

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Spielberg Alien Invasion Series Gets 2-Hour Launch – TNT Reveals Summer Lineup Premiere Dates!

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TNT has announced premiere dates for its summer season – including the launches of its two big new series, Falling Skies and Franklin & Bash. The Steven Spielberg production/Noah Wyle headlining Falling Skies will have its two-hour premiere Sunday, June 19th, while the Mark-Paul Gosselar vehicle, Franklin & Bash premieres on Wednesday, June 1st.

TNT’s full summer lineup – along with network blurbs – follows the jump.

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Sorry, Charlie!

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The news is out – Charlie Sheen is gonzo! Warner Brothers has fired his sorry tuchus from Two And A Half Men! [Is anyone really surprised?]

According to a statement released by the studio, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services from ‘Two and a Half Men’ effective immediately.”

Let’s see him warlock his way out of this one!

Mars Needs Moms – Not Broccoli!

Disney’s Mars Needs Moms – opening Friday – is based on the book of the same name by Berke Breathed [Bloom County]. Its plot combines things that kids can relate to – like hating broccoli, and being an interplanetary adventurer – with amazing CG animation from Industrial Light & Magic. Check out the ‘No broccoli’ clip then follow the jump to the movie’s ‘Stay Cool’ Trailer.

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The Event Returns… Yawn!

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NBC’s The Event returns tonight [8/7C] with a two-hour mid-season premiere that is, frankly, a letdown. Stripping it of its unconventional, time-hopping structure [because everyone allegedly found it confusing] has also stripped it of its imagination.

With the revelation that the aliens’ outbound message reads, ‘preparations are being made for your arrival,’ The Event sinks from the level of an intriguing and unusual series to the level of a straightforward and much duller alien invasion piece.

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Scream of the Banshee: Syfy’s 200th Original Movie!

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After being assailed by demons, werewolves, shark/octopus hybrids, earthquakes and super storms – and so much more – fans of Syfy’s Saturday night B-movie bonanza can look forward to/dread hearing the Scream of the Banshee on March 26 [9/8C].

Lauren Holly [NCIS] and Lance Henriksen [Millennium]headline the 200th original movie produced for the network’s ‘most dangerous night on television.’

Details – and a list of all 200 titles – follow the jump.

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