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Comic-Con 2010 Saturday Schedule

Saturday, July 10 by

Holy crap, Saturday is jam-packed. Thursday and Friday are bringing the events as well, but Saturday makes them look like booths at an interior designer convention. We're talking Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Let Me In, Resident Evil Afterlife, Paul, Cowboys & Aliens, and on the TV side, "Futurama," "The Simpsons," "Community," "Family Guy," and "LOST" for some reason. I'm going to have to find a secret nook in Hall H to avoid the madness of standing in line. I'm not saying I'll be inside the baby grand piano, but just don't look there.Check out the Saturday highlights after the jump.

Edward Norton Not Be Hulk in ‘The Avengers’ Smash!

Saturday, July 10 by

I'd say he took the news rather well.Marvel Studios recently gave Edward Norton a polite f*ck off by informing the actor they wouldn't need him to reprise his role of The Hulk in the upcoming The Avengers movie to be directed by Joss Whedon. The studio is looking to cast an unknown, a.k.a. someone they can pay with turkey sandwiches. According to HitFix, this wasn't Norton or Whedon's idea, as the pair had recently shared their enthusiasm with Marvel about Norton returning. Norton even cleared out his day planner for the project, using puffy Hulk stickers to mark the dates he'd need open for shooting.This news doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Marvel is notorious for dumping actors in favor of the almighty dollar. They probably figure they've already got Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, and Jeremy Renner, so people are going to get their asses to the theater whether Norton's in it or not. Also, during the making of The Incredible Hulk, Norton and Marvel butted heads over almost every aspect of the film. Maybe the studio is just trying to prevent the same from happening on The Avengers. Joss Whedon would put Norton in a coma with that alien-like cranium of his.

The Avengers

Saturday, July 10 by

Director: Joss WhedonCast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy RennerSynopsis: Marvel superheroes join together to kick some ass.Release Date: May 4, 2012

Photobomb Fridays: ‘Panic Room’

Friday, July 9 by

Not everyone's having such an awful time.Here are your weekend links.10 Things I Learned from 'Freaks and Geeks' (TVSquad)Legalizing Plot Will Greatly Reduce Its Price (Asylum)25 Pictures of Hot Beach Volleyball Chicks (HolyTaco)Former Porn Cameraman Shares His Tales (FilmDrunk)9 Greatest Stripper Pole Fails (Maxim)New England's Best Ass (BarStoolSports)9 Historical Figures Who Could Survive a Predator Attack (EgoTV)Will Arnett Career Assessment (Pajiba)Lego Street Shootout Will Blow Your Mind (Unreality)Tour de France Fighting (TotalProSports)Celebrities Caught Pooping (Smosh)Woman Dies from Vibrator-Induced Orgasm (BroBible)Lindsay Lohan's Prison Survival Guide (CelebJihad)Bobby Lashley Wants Fedor Next…Seriously (CagePotato)Hear Mel Gibson's Latest Racist Rant (PopEater)How to Bar Fight Like an MMA Fighter (MadeMan)

‘The Expendables’ 8-Bit Arcade Game

Friday, July 9 by

If you loved playing Contra back in the day then you're definitely going to dig this new arcade game based off the upcoming The Expendables. The music alone instantly transported me back to my wood-paneled basement and tube television.You can play as Barney Ross, Lee Christmas or Yin Yang in full 8-bit glory. Beat the game as Yin Yang to unlock Bonus Mode for a chance to see alternate endings and easter eggs. Make it onto the Top 10 All-Time High Scores list for official Expendables swag from Lionsgate and Break. If you have some time to kill, kill some rebels using characters with limited mobility. Shooting up, down, forward, or diagonally is all you get, and it's nostalgically awesome.Check out the game HERE. All you have to do is hit the "Like" button and you're on your way.

Kevin Bacon in Talks To Terrorize Children in ‘X-Men: First Class’

Friday, July 9 by

Thank you Internet. Thank you for all that you do.We've got even more X-Men: First Class casting news to share today. Earlier in the week, we learned that Beast and Banshee had been cast. Today, we have news that actor/master sculptor Kevin Bacon is in talks to play the film's as-of-now-unrevealed villian.But who will Bacon play? I hate not knowing. Will he be some dickhead general, or a self-hating mutant with the power of invisibility and radical dance moves? Too soon to tell, though online chatter and speculation has him playing Mr. Sinister, a powerful mutant who gains his abilities by stealing others' "genetic material." Sick, dude. Just like that director-marrier Milla Jovovich. (Deadline)

HBO Sets ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Premiere Date

Friday, July 9 by

HBO's Martin Scorsese-produced, Terence Winter-created Steve Buscemi as a bad ass gangsta Prohibition drama series will debut Sunday, September 19 at 9PM. Buscemi plays "the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City and town Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, who is described as “a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role." Check out the trailer here. I've already set a series recording on my DVR.

Men Crying in Movies Montage

Friday, July 9 by

First we were graced with the man smacks montage, and now we have men crying. I'm uncertain about all these displays of emotion from the male gender. I was always told to keep that stuff way down deep inside of you until one day you can't take it anymore and you buy a Porsche. (Vulture)

Breaking News: ‘Avatar’ Makes James Cameron Wealthy

Friday, July 9 by

Clappin' all night in this bitch.Thanks to better than expected DVD sales, richy-richerson James Cameron is set to earn $350 million dollars from Avatar. That's a record breaking number for a director to make from one film, and well over a thousand times more than what a blogger can earn annually for writing pithy articles about movie-making on the Internet. But that doesn't matter to me. It's really my passion for Photoshop that keeps me going.The $350 million figure far outpaces the $97 million that Cameron earned for Titanic. That number will climb, of course, when he re-releases a 3D version of Titanic later this year (after re-releasing Avatar). We need a new term to accurately describe that amount of money. It's not f*ck you money, it's f*ck the continent of Asia money. (Deadline)

Teaser for Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The House That Drips Blood on Alex’

Friday, July 9 by

Nothing odd here. The man/genius/maniac behind the cult-favorite The Room is back with his next "project" entitled The House That Drips Blood on Alex. The horror-comedy web series set to debut in fall 2010 on Atom.com and Atom TV tells the tale of a peculiar man who moves into an even more peculiar house. I'm merely guessing, but I bet his name is Alex and the house drips blood on him. If you'll be at this year's Comic-Con you can catch a Q&A with the cast and crew after a screening Saturday July 24, 8:30-9:30p.m. Be sure to relay to me what Tommy Wiseau looks like up close. My crippling anxiety prevents me from going anywhere near him. Check out the quick, gorey teaser after the jump.

Comic-Con 2010 Friday Schedule

Friday, July 9 by

After a bomb diggity Thursday schedule for Comic-Con 2010, the Friday schedule is sure to make your nerd boner deflate to half-stalk. Not to say there aren't events worth getting excited about, but none of them are about Tron.  Some of the bigger panels will be for Drive Angry 3D, "The Walking Dead," Piranha 3D, The Other Guys, and The Green Hornet. I was expecting Friday to take me to Hell and back, but it looks like it'll just take me to Hell. I meant for that to sound like it would be less stressful. Whatever, you get it. It's also Star Wars day on Friday. I don't expect to cover much of that because the plastic casing on my Stormtrooper costume is cracked and I don't want to look like an idiot.Check out some of the Friday highlights after the jump.

‘Hung’ Actress Alanna Ubach

Friday, July 9 by

Alanna Ubach has played many comedic parts over the years from raunchy waitress in Waiting… to ditzy best friend of Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. These days she shows off her surprisingly toned body on HBO's "Hung" where she plays neighbor with Thomas Jane and his well-endowed gift. Look for her next year putting her vocal talents to good use with Johnny Depp in the digital animated Rango. A word from Alanna: "When I get a role, I try to delve as deeply as possible into the character. I act with my gut instincts." A modern day Brando, everyone. Maybe one day she'll go crazy too.More pics of neighbor Alanna after the jump.

Alan Ball Mines the Macabre Once Again With ‘Death’ Pilot For HBO

Friday, July 9 by

What a sicko.Between "True Blood," "Six Feet Under," and that time he suffocated a hobo, it's obvious that Alan Ball has a fascination with death. But don't take my word for it:“Obviously death is a theme I’m fascinated by.”Thanks Alan. His attraction to blood on the outside of bodies is ruling his work once more with the news that HBO has greenlighted his pilot "All Signs Of Death." Based on the novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Ball's homie Charlie Huston, "Death" tells the story of a slacker crime scene cleaner who becomes embroiled in the underbelly of L.A.. You know what that means: murder, dangerous women, and strip malls that don't house five-star restaurants. I know, so sleazy.

‘Welcome to the Rileys’ Trailer Brings the Uncomfortable Silences

Friday, July 9 by

James want. The trailer for Welcome to the Rileys, starring James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, and Kristen Stewart, has been released. The film is directed by Jake Scott, son of well-known indie director Ridley Scott. It's about a couple driven apart by the death of their daughter who are brought back together when they meet a troubled young woman. Why is she troubled? She's an underage stripper. Schwing! But seriously, you guys, this is serious material. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to so-so reviews, which doesn't psych me up to see it. If those art house cinefiles waiting outside in below freezing temperatures didn't fan their wool beanies with glee as the credits rolled, I probably won't enjoy it. Also, the thought of Kristen Stewart frowning in another movie makes my cerebellum ache. Also, I'm jealous I didn't get to go to Sundance. Welcome to the Rileys hits theaters November 5, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Christopher Nolan Wants To Direct A ‘Bond’ Film. Yes Please.

Friday, July 9 by

Christopher Nolan has the film world in the palm of his hand. After taking Batman in a bold direction, Nolan can pretty much have any project he wants, and make any actor do whatever he wants. If he were to reboot Air Bud, it wouldn't be long before franchise teams actually began drafting housepets. If he were to take on Big Momma's House, Martin Lawrence would actually gain the weight and spring for the operation. Sh*t, I bet he could even turn in a decent xXx film. He's that good. So the news that he wants to direct a Bond film has me really stoked. He tells the BBC:“I’ve loved the Bond films since I was a kid. For me, they’re always about the expansiveness of cinema. The first Bond films set up infinite possibilities about the world they create. I’d love to do a Bond film.”This is merely conjecture at this point. With Bond 23 in financial turnaround  and another Batman film next on Nolan's docket, it could be a long time before we see this become a reality. But don't give up hope. If the stars align and if there's a role for Michael Caine, this could become a pretty cool reality. (via Deadline)

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