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PHILLIPS’ NEW ‘CINEMA 21:9′ HDTV. FINALLY. SOMEONE GETS ASPECT RATIO.

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Are you one of those people who always wondered why they didn't make HDTVs a 2.35:1 aspect ratio?  You go to the movie theater and see a grand, sweeping movie shot in the widest widescreen possible, and then rent the movie later at home – the Blu-Ray, no less, on your brand new LCD screen – and you get black bars on the top and bottom.         Sucks, right?  It's like you're paying extra to see a Lars Von Trier flick in IMAX.  Well, fret no longer.  Phillips has unleashed the sleek "Cinema 21:9" HDTV which will display those 2.35:1 widescreen movies in their intended aspect ration – and with no unsightly bars at the top and bottom.  The image actually takes up the entire screen.  Who'da thunk it?   Phillips is also releasing special web shorts to coincide with the TV's launch.  You can check out the amazing "Carousel," directed by Adam Berg and starring a bunch of seamless visual effects recreating a single moment in time during a bank robbery, but stretched out like some fly-through bullet time sequence you probably put your friends through every time you school them at Madden.  See for yourself after the jump. 

REVIEW: ‘CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE’

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Weekend TV Preview

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Mitchell Hurwitz, the genius behind Arrested Development, is back with a new animated show this Sunday on FOX. Former 'Developers' Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Henry Winkler lend their voice talents along with Cheri Oteri, Keenan Thompson, Will Forte, Nick Kroll and Kristen Chenoweth. Catch the pilot right after The Simpsons, and cross your fingers for more brilliance from Hurwitz and co. Also, Prison Break is back on after a near 4 month hiatus, with the first of it's last 5 episodes. Your preview after the break.

NEW ‘HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE’ TRAILER

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Today, the official "Trailer 4a" for Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince was released, and, dare I say, it looks pretty good and dark.  Then again, the Potter trailers always seem to make me all sweaty and excited, only for me to walk out of the theater feeling mildly clammy in the underarms.  And I perspire a lot.  But I'll give this one a fair shake, and the 3-D in the last one kicked all sorts of ass, so why not? Watch the trailer after the jump.

FELICITY JONES JOINS GERVAIS & MERCHANT’S ‘CEMETERY JUNCTION’

Friday, April 17 by

Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant have cast their leading lady for their next film, the '70s-era insurance company dramedy Cemetery Junction (formerly known as The Men at The Pru).  Brit starlet Felicity Jones has been awarded the role.  She's mosty done work in the UK, including the BBC's "The Diary of Ann Frank," in which she played Margot Frank, an episode of "Dr Who," and the very British sounding Northanger Abbey TV movie.  If your girlfriend catches you ogling pictures of Felicity, just inform her that she'll be playing Miranda in Julie Taymor's adaptation of The Tempest.  Then, when she naturally asks, "Oh, can we see that?" You can coolly answer, "It's probably not a good idea if you don't like me looking at Felicity.  Miranda is a significant role in the Bard's classic."  You're welcome.Check out the photos of Felicity after the jump:

Cemetary Junction

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Directors: Ricky Gervais & Stephen MerchantWritten By: Ricky Gervais & Stephen MerchantCast: Felicity Jones, Ricky GervaisSynopsis: A coming of age tale about young guys working for an insurance company in the '70s.

‘MORE THAN A GAME’ WITH LEBRON JAMES… POSTER, PHOTO, RELEASE DATE

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Lionsgate Films has just released the poster for More Than A Game, the documentary that follows NBA star LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James’ journey to fame.  Boom Shik-a-Click on the image below to 'Bron 'Bron size it, Baby!After the jump is a new production still, as well as the extended synopsis and info on the film.  More Than A Game opens in theaters October 2nd, 2009. 

The Office Recap: Rivals

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Charles Miner delegates more responsbility to Dwight, causing his loyalties with Michael to be called into question, and Andy decides to help Jim out because he's obviously not doing well with Pam at all. (Clearly.) It's another fantastic Office this week, and it's right after the jump.

More Than a Game

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Director: Kristopher BelmanCast: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Wille McGeeSynopsis: Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity.  Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the “Fab Five’s” improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship.  Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as James’ exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve together.  More Than A Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos, and personal family photographs to bring this heart-wrenching and wholly American story to life.

Southland Recap: Mozambique

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Parks and Recreation Recap: Canvassing

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The episode opens similar to the last one, with Leslie (Amy Poehler) in a sunny park with children, being a moron. Maybe cold opens in the park will be a weekly feature. Either way, she’s dressed as a bunny (slightly creepy) and participating in an Easter egg hunt with the children of Pawnee. She remarks that it seems very difficult to find the eggs, at which point Tom (Aziz Ansari) confesses to the camera in an interview that he forgot to hide the eggs, while a montage runs of children becoming increasingly upset, crying, throwing down their baskets, etc. All in all, not a bad Easter for Pawnee.After the opening, Leslie goes to visit her mother, a higher-up in the local government, whom she has a slightly unhealthy amount of respect for (she compares her to Mother Teresa), and sets up a dubiously addressed subplot of vying for her mother’s approval and affection, but to no avail (probably due in no small part to her wide-eyed incompetence). She tries to brag about her subcommittee, and is met with apathy on the subject from her mother, before heading off to a small meeting with Mark and Ann (Rashida Jones).

Friday Porning News

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There is a misconception that porn actors don't get to flex their muscles or show their chops in the traditional sense. I disagree. It takes a certain amount of talent and self-awareness to appear in a porn parody of a popular television show. These are always hysterical. Though I draw the line at Everybody Trains Raymond and anything Mr. Ed related.5 Pornos Based On Beloved Sitcoms (Huffington Post)Crank 2, the tweets are in. (/film)Tron Guy weighs in. (io9) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer. (Apple) Stephen Dorff to appear in non-video game based film. (Cinematical) Terminator Salvation pics. (Latino Review)

‘G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE’ DEBUTS FRIDAY NIGHT ON ADULT SWIM

Thursday, April 16 by

Tomorrow night, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are debuting "G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE," a hard boiled reenvisioning of the G.I. JOE we know and love (unless you're a He-Man guy like me).  The micro-series is directed by Joaquim dos Santos (Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender), and is written by Warren Ellis, of the Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Global Frequency comic book series (amongst a ton of others).   According to Ellis, via his website, "It’s an hour long, broken into ten 5-minute episodes and one 10-minute final episode."  The first episode will air Friday 4/17 during Adult Swim, with new episodes running every weekday and the finale airing on April 25th.  You can check out the promo for it after the jump, along with every G.I. Joe-themed Robot Chicken sketch ever made.

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