Screen Junkies » comic con 2011 http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Fiona Gubelmann Talks ‘Wilfred’, Stuffed Animal Bondage http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fiona-gubelmann-talks-wilfred-stuffed-animal-bondage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fiona-gubelmann-talks-wilfred-stuffed-animal-bondage/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:36:06 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222382 Oh the things they get away with on that show.

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The cast of Wilfred attended the Maxim/FX party during San Diego Comic-Con. I got some quality time alone with Fiona Gubelmann, who plays the hot neighbor Jenna. I overheard Gubelmann tell the reporter next to me about her obsession with Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain books, and that led to geeking out over other TV.

A hired stand-in donned the Wilfred dog suit to roam the party, along with other FX staples like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Green Man. I got the real deal Jenna, poolside at the Solomar hotel.

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Q: What crazy shenanigans can we expect on Wilfred?

FG: You can expect to expect the unexpected. You can expect dogs making out with animals and taking advantage of stuffed animals. You can expect lots of inappropriate dirty things and humor and sexy stuff.

Q: Do you ever get a script that you’re like, “We can’t do this?”

FG: Oh, all the time. Actually, the episode we previewed last night at Comic-Con, I remember thinking, “Holy crap, are they going to be able to show this on TV?” And it is so inappropriate and I love it.

Q: I missed the screening. What was the episode about?

FG: S&M with stuffed animals.

Q: So what’s their safe word?

FG: Oh, I don’t think they have one on Wilfred. There’s no safe word on Wilfred.

Q: So you’re reading The Strain?

FG: Yes, have you read The Strain? Oh my God, it’s amazing. It’s really scary and it’s so cool because these people, when they get turned into vampires, it kind of spreads like a virus. It’s a really different take on vampires. I accidentally saw a picture of a vampire, an image from the book that somebody created on the Internet, and it was terrifying. So I don’t recommend looking at it unless you really want to get scared.

Q: Now that you’re working, how much time do you actually have to read and watch TV?

FG: I have very little time to read as much as I’d like and watch as much TV. When I do have down time, I try to sit there and watch for three or four hours at a time, trying to catch up on all my favorite shows. I love Mad Men Dexter, Fringe. I’m really excited about Alcatraz.

Q: Was the end of Fringe this season traumatizing to you?

FG: Well, what’s going to happen? I just want to know what is going to happen? I mean, they’re not going to get rid of Joshua Jackson but I don’t know. They always have the most incredible cliffhangers. They get resolved but I love that show.

Q: Do you have a group of friends and fans you can talk about these shows with?

FG: I love talking with people on Twitter, interacting with people. My friends and I do try to get together. Sunday nights we’ll get together and watch The Walking Dead together or Mad Men. We do try to get together when we can and watch Wilfred but it just depends. It doesn’t happen as much as I would like.

Q: What’s your twitter?

FG: I’m @FionaGubelmann.

Got that, Screen Junkies? Catch Wilfred on FX every Thursday at 10:30.

 

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Emmy Snub Doesn’t Phase The Cast Of ‘Community’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/emmy-snub-doesnt-phase-the-cast-of-community/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/emmy-snub-doesnt-phase-the-cast-of-community/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 23:56:44 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222019 “Frankly it didn’t bother me,” Chase added. “I have a lot of Emmys.”

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When Community was shut out of this year’s Emmy nominations, fans were left to wonder how such a groundbreaking, intelligent series could be completely ignored by the voters. At a time when the critically-acclaimed but low-rated show is still struggling to find a larger audience, an acknowledgment could have gone a long way toward securing its uncertain future. Instead, a series with arguably the best comedy writing on television and an ensemble cast that’s second to none was met with silence. This lack of even a single nom seemed like a slap in the face not only to the cast and crew, but to anyone who prefers their shows without a laugh track.

But when I spoke to Dan Harmon and the cast at Comic-Con, the snub didn’t seem to matter. In fact, Harmon claimed some cast members were perversely pleased by the lack of recognition, including comedy legend Chevy Chase.

“It was just a big ‘I told you so,’ Harmon said. “(Chase) called me and said I told you so. He liked it that we didn’t get a nomination.”

“Frankly it didn’t bother me,” Chase added. “I have a lot of Emmys.”

For cast member Yvette Nicole Brown, the lack of a nomination didn’t come across as a snub, but rather a testament to the quality of Community’s competition.

“There’s a lot of shows on the air that are funny,” Brown said. “It’s almost, like…who would you take off the list. It becomes snarky, then.”

“I can take two off,” joked costar Joel McHale, before adding he felt it was the writing team that deserved the most recognition.

“I don’t want to sound more arrogant than normal, but the writing nomination, I thought that would have been great. But we’re not doing this for awards, or anything. I’m thrilled we’re coming back for a third season.”

That sentiment was echoed by producer Anthony Russo, who along with his brother Joe, worked on the highly revered sitcom, Arrested Development.

“The good news is we’re on the air for another season, we’re all able to keep doing what we’re doing, and we’re having great fun and we’ll see what happens this season.”

According to Dan Harmon, viewers can expect a darker tone from season three, which will include that addition of The Wire’s Michael K. Williams. Not many sitcoms would cast an actor best known for playing a shotgun wielding homosexual who makes a living robbing drug dealers. But according to actor Ken Jeong, the chance to work in such a creative, unpredictable environment is its own reward.

“When you’re part of what I honestly consider to be the funniest sitcom right now on television, whether we have nominations or not, we go hom knowing we do good work.”

Added costar Danny Pudi, “As long as we get to laugh at the end of the day and be challenged with crazy, funny, and smart material, I don’t know if we could ask for anything else.”

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‘The League’ Cast Offers Up Season 3 Spoilers http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-league-cast-offers-up-season-3-spoilers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-league-cast-offers-up-season-3-spoilers/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:48:26 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221991 They also don't know many pro ballers.

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The cast of The League said they didn’t care if I attributed their quotes to the right person. I did my best to identify them but there were five of them speaking at once. Obviously I can tell NTSF: SD: SUV going on. Are you the new Kelly Ripa?

Paul Scheer: Yeah I am Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos together, in a very tight package.

Q: Has Paul become a total diva since he has two shows?

Stephen Rannazzissi: From day one Paul was a diva.

Katie Asleton: I’ve never known him to be anything else.

PS: There are certain things that I need in my life, which is no eye contact and champagne in every glass that I touch.

Q: And FX and Adult Swim can accommodate that?

PS: Yes, combined.

Q: What’s coming up next season?

KA: I’d love to tell you but then I’d have to kill you.

Q: Would you really have to kill me? Wouldn’t maiming me be enough?

KA: Could I just punch you in the face afterwards?

Mark Duplass: Aren’t you already maimed?

PS: We’ll Nell you. We’ll make you like the character Nell from the Jodie Foster movie. We’ll Nell You.

KA: Te. Eh wih nee.

Jon Lajoe: Good movie.

PS: I can tell you a couple of things that are happening. One of the out of town people are coming in. Vince is going to be visiting. My sister will be making an appearance in a Thanksgiving episode. We have a couple football cameos.

KA: And I think Jenny gets a job.

Q: Do you guys have athletes and sports teams pitching you and campaigning to be part of real life fantasy leagues or leagues on the show?

PS: We’ve found that a lot of football players are now really watching the show. It’s so funny, I actually bumped into Lindsey Vonn, the championship skier. Her whole ski team watches it and they are obsessed with the show. They wanted tips and everything like that. So I think a lot of sports people have rallied around the show.

KA: I don’t run into sports people all that often. It’s weird, I don’t run into any pro ballers.

MD: We don’t hang out in locker rooms like Paul does.

PS: Clay Matthews came up to me and he was very excited about wanting to be on the show.

KA: We’ve had some really great guest stars. In the second season we had Chad Ochosinco. We had really amazing guys that actually really want to be on the show.

Q: I’ll admit, I don’t follow sports. At Comic-Con, do you find the fans of your show also follow sports as well?

KA: I think in general our fans are fans of 50/50.

PS: I think one of the cool things about the show, when it originally came out people were assuming it was a show about fantasy football and you need to know or like it. The truth is it’s really just about a bunch of people who have been longtime friends. The only requirement you have to really have is have friends that you really hate. Then you can enjoy the show.

KA: And a husband you love.

SR: That’s true. Or two.

KA: Or two husbands that you love.

 

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Kevin Smith Told Harvey Weinstein To Shut The F*ck Up http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-smith-told-harvey-weinstein-to-shut-the-fck-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-smith-told-harvey-weinstein-to-shut-the-fck-up/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:29:34 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221967 Someone had to do it.

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I’ve been waiting to talk to Kevin Smith since Sundance, where I saw him announce his self-distribution plan to the groans and grumbles of Hollywood elite. I was wondering if Harvey Weinstein, his Miramax mentor, ever offered to go in on Red State and if Smith turned him down, holding out for his own plan.

Not only did Weinstein never want a piece of Red State, but he was talking on his cell phone out in the hallway DURING that very Red State screening.

“I don’t do nothin’ because I’m like without this dude, I wouldn’t be here and this is typical Harvey,” Smith shared at the Movies on Demand press lounge at San Diego Comic-Con. “He’s never been fuckin’ polite at a screening, even his own. So why would I expect now it would happen. That’s fuckin’ Harvey, I wrote it off as Harvey.”

An usher asked Weinstein to be quite but Weinstein doesn’t listen to measly ushers. That’s when Smith himself stepped in.

“I don’t know what it was, man, because it was a real defining moment for me. Again, this is the person without whom I wouldn’t have a career. As in every fuckin’ tale of fathers and sons, there comes a moment where you step up and ‘Today I’m a man,’ that kind of bullshit.”

17 years after Weinstein bought Clerks, Smith had to tell him off. “I pull the curtain over, I go, ‘Hey!’ He looks over and I go, ‘Shut the fuck up!’ He goes like this [does a double take.] And I said, ‘Yeah, shut the fuck up! I would never do this to you. I would never come to one of your screenings and act like an asshole. Shut the fuck up!’ He looked like he was going to come over and punch me. I closed the curtain and I sat back down. I was terrified because it was a huge fuckin’ moment. I was like here it comes, repercussions, the other shoe is going to drop, and nothin’. No curtain. I looked and he just left, took off.”

That explains how Smith had the balls to tell off the Hollywood marketing machine after the screening ended. “Then you’ll understand about 70 minutes later I got up on stage and did what I did because at that point, I was fuckin’ fearless. I had just literally faced down God and been like, ‘Shut the fuck up.’”

Red State comes to VOD on September 1, before its October theatrical release.

 

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The Rest Of ‘True Blood’ Season 4 Looks Craaaazy http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-rest-of-true-blood-season-four-looks-crazy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-rest-of-true-blood-season-four-looks-crazy/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:16:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221903 Everyone's killing or humping one another. Sometimes both.

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Looks like all the set up going on in the recent episodes of  True Blood is going to pay off in major ways. HBO whipped up the above trailer for Comic-Con and, holy shit. Holy shit, you guys.

Explosions, witches kicking vampire ass, Sookie getting guns pointed at her at least 25 times (estimate), Jessica being all horny and hungry, and Sookie and Eric knocking boots. These events are going to take my creepy fan fiction to a whole ‘nother level.

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Comic-Con 2011: Len Wiseman Talks ‘Underworld: Awakening’ And His New Take On ‘Total Recall’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-len-wiseman-talks-underworld-awakening-and-his-new-take-on-total-recall/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-len-wiseman-talks-underworld-awakening-and-his-new-take-on-total-recall/#comments Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:25:10 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221818 'Total Recall' is still going to be awesome, but in a different way.

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I got an interview with Len Wiseman, who is producing Underworld: Awakening since, you know, he created the series and married the star. He was also at Comic-Con supporting the Total Recall remake he’s directing with Colin Ferrell. As a comprehensive journalist, I planned on covering both films in my Underworld interview but we really hit it off over Total Recall.

Q: You couldn’t have imagined the fourth Underworld film when you created the series. At what point do you have to go beyond your original mythology to generate new stories?

Len Wiseman: I feel we’ve been doing that a little bit with every film. You have kind of a set mythology from the very beginning but you’re having to branch out so much even with the other two films. So I find it exciting that you have your base mythology, so everything comes back to it anyway. You say what if, what if, what if this were to happen? With this one I loved the idea of taking the Underworld which had always been under and hidden, flipping that upside down and exposing that and how that mythology works into being exposed.

Q: Did you have some ideas for action sequences you still wanted to see?

LW: For sure, a lot of them interacting with humanity a bit more. I just very early on wanted to see Lycans chasing down a freeway amongst traffic. You just crash those two together. There were some things I’ve been actually wanting to see for a while that I tried to even imagine working into Underworld 2 at the time when it was slowly bleeding out into a little bit of humanity. This time we said let’s just turn it completely upside down and humanity is aware, and what kind of action sequences that provides.

Q: Was 3D a major reason a fourth one was green lit?

LW: Not at all. Green lit, no. 3D was going back and forth about whether we would do it 3D or not. No, Underworld 4 got started a good five months before 3D was determined. They just knew they wanted to make another film.

9 photos'Total Recall' And 'Superman' Pics Give Us Peeks Into A Futuristic World And A Smashed Truck, Respectively

Q: When you’re doing a remake like Total Recall, to make your version stand out, will you make it less awesome?

LW: Am I going to make it less awesome? That’s not the way that I would like to separate my film, no. I will do a different kind of awesome.

Q: I just don’t know how you can make anything more awesome than Total Recall.

LW: I love Total Recall. I think of that era it was one of Arnold’s best films. How old were you when you saw it?

Q: 12.

LW: I was 15 and it was just cool and it’s funny the things people remember from it.

Q: I still watch the original and it blows my mind. How could Hauser want Quaid’s body? How can that exist? That’s why it still holds up for me.

LW: It’s a fantastic struggle and concept. I just gravitate to movies where the mystery is the character himself. Any time you see a trailer of something where somebody is questioning “Who am I?” I’m hooked.

Q: Can you have any crazy action like the Mack truck vs the fighter jet in Live Free or Die Hard?

LW: Not so much. It’s a slightly different kind of tone for me. I mean, we have a ton of action in Total Recall but the tone is slightly more serious than a Die Hard.

Q: How is Colin Farrell at doing the Quaid and Hauser characters?

LW: He’s great and absolutely invested in struggling with these two personalities. That was one of the reasons too why I really thought there’s a different kind of take on the story which is deeper into the character’s struggle of what if you just inherently feel in your heart that you’re a good guy. You just know you’re a good guy but everyone around you is telling you you’re a bad guy. What do you do with that? You just accept it based off of proof that you’re being shown or you go off on a feeling? What does that do to a person’s internal struggle? He’s a fantastic actor and the guy to be struggling with that dilemma.

Q: Can it still end on an ambiguous note?

LW: Sure. I do love the “what if” and you talk amongst yourselves about what you think is real or not. Like Inception, I’m not the type that needs it to be sewn up at the end and wrapped up for me.

Q: I always believed Total Recall was the implant he bought, until I realized why are we seeing scenes Arnold is not in? He wouldn’t remember the bad guys talking about their plans or the mutants suffocating while he’s at the reactor.

LW: That’s awesome. That’s great that you bring that up because you’ll be very interested in how I approach this film then. I have the same exact question. I actually had a little bit of a problem with that being a fantasy then. What is he saying by cutting away from those POVs? Do you dream with cutaways to other people’s POVs? It’s interesting you bring that up because it actually played into a lot of the way I’m structuring this film.

Q: I still like the idea that it’s his implant and I can think of some other artistic reasons why maybe the Rekall company had those scenes in.

LW: But as a kid you didn’t even think about that.

Q: No, it was when I realized that scenes from another character’s point of view mean something else in a movie.

LW: See, I hope others are thinking the way you’re thinking because I did. I have so many little things in there, Colin and I have been fascinated with going through the script and there is the experience of the film, then there’s going through and really all those little bits and pieces that if you really want to go in and dive into it, there’s all these other levels that play into the what if? What side are we on?

Q: Would Mars have just not been exotic anymore?

LW: I’m sure it could be amazingly exotic. The script that had come to me, it was a choice not to go to Mars, which is one of the things I was interested in. It is a whole different experience. Rekall is a company that offers many different experiences and this is another experience. You’ll see, there’s references to certain things that play into Mars.

Q: By the way, I still believe it’s Quaid’s implant, and he doesn’t have an embolism. That was just part of the memory adventure. He wakes up fine in the chair.

LW: You think he’s still in the chair. As a kid did you fantasize the idea of him waking up in the chair at all? I almost created a scene in my own head because when I was a kid I took the position that it was an implant.

Q: Yes, I imagined him waking up and he remembers killing his wife. His wife will be at home waiting for him, so that’s going to be confusing but I still believe he wakes up from the memory he paid for.

LW: This is why I did the movie. These are the kind of conversations I dig.

Total Recall hits theaters next summer.

 

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Rhys Ifans In Trouble At Comic-Con, NOT In ‘Bond 23′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rhys-ifans-in-trouble-at-comic-con-not-in-bond-23/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rhys-ifans-in-trouble-at-comic-con-not-in-bond-23/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:25:50 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221730 You can't cage this Rhys Ifans, United States of America/Comic-Con 2011 security staff!

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Rhys Ifans

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is apparently attempting a weekend-long campaign to be labeled in stories like this one as a “bad boy.” He did kind of a half-assed job though, since his “berating everyone from the security staff to the United States of America.” didn’t even get him arrested, contrary to a Comic-Con rumor that’s been floating around. It was basically just a slight altercation with security over a member of Ifans’ entourage, and Ifans’ desire to smoke a cigarette backstage before attending the The Amazing Spider-Man panel. You can’t cage this Rhys Ifans, United States of America/Comic-Con 2011 security staff!

Speaking of rumors, the one that Ifans had signed on to the next James Bond movie with Daniel Craig has also turned out to be false. When asked by MTV if the ‘Bond 23‘ rumor was true, he replied “No. I just have a license to kill.” Bad boy zing! No word on whether Ifans is still a possibility for the movie, or if he’s out (or was never in) for good. It’s probably for the best that he not be in it, since whoever heard of a character in a Bond movie smoking a cigarette? Somebody call security. (The Playlist)

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Chevy Chase Is Too Awesome For Stupid Buzz Words Like “Meta” http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chevy-chase-is-too-awesome-for-stupid-buzz-words-like-meta/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chevy-chase-is-too-awesome-for-stupid-buzz-words-like-meta/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:08:37 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221722 It's a Greek prefix that means beyond or above...so it really means nothing.

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Community is often referred to as a stellar example of “meta comedy.” But don’t tell that to actor Chevy Chase. He doesn’t even know what the term means and jokingly said he has always considered Community to be more “poli.” Considering the man starred in Fletch and has forgotten more about comedy than most of us will ever know, who are you to say otherwise?

During a round-table Comic-Con interview with Chase and ‘Community’ creator Dan Harmon, reporters (myself included) repeatedly used “meta” in reference to the show. Half way through the interview, Chase asked us what the hell we were talking about.

Chase: What does “Meta” mean?
Harmon: It’s Greek prefix that means beyond or above…so it really means nothing.
Chase: It’s just a prefix?
Harmon: Yeah.
Chase: I thought our show was “poli,” that’s just a prefix.
Harmon: We’re gonna be more poli this year. That’s how we should respond to that question.

Chase also confessed that he had never heard of his new co-star Michael K. Williams, and that he has never seen The Wire, which is totally understandable. If I were him, I’d be too busy repeatedly viewing my own filmography to watch anything else. In fact, I’m going to go watch ¡Three Amigos! right now.

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Carlton Cuse Says There May Be More ‘Lost’ Someday, But Your Theory Is Still Wrong http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/carlton-cuse-says-there-may-be-more-lost-someday-but-your-theory-is-still-wrong/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/carlton-cuse-says-there-may-be-more-lost-someday-but-your-theory-is-still-wrong/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:49:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221726 He also discusses the new Hugh Jackman film he's writing.

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Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof surprised the Comic-Con audience by showing up at a panel for Lost. Cuse surprised me by showing up at the Maxim/FX party last night. I was on the red carpet to talk to stars of FX series coming to DVD and Blu-ray.

I’ve actually had the chance to speak with Cuse every year as a new season of Lost came on. That was a trickier interview because we knew he couldn’t say anything and we didn’t want too big a spoiler. Now I can just follow up on the answers and theories of the final season. But first, a much more important personal question about my favorite Carlton Cuse show.

Q: Will Martial Law ever come out on DVD?

Carlton Cuse: Oh, that’s a good question. I wish it was on DVD. I don’t know why it’s not on DVD.

Q: It was like a kung fu movie every week.

CC: I know. CBS and Fox co-owned the show so maybe they haven’t been able to get it together to put it on DVD. It was kind of an innovative show in its times. It was the first American television with a Chinese lead actor and I hope it does end up on DVD one day.

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Q: How did your surprise Lost panel go at Comic-Con? Any surprises to you, questions you haven’t even heard before?

CC: No, it was just really great after a year of being out of Comic-Con and away from the fans to be here and be so embraced. There was a room full of people who came to this panel no knowing that Damon and I were going to be there. It was just really heartwarming and fantastic.

Q: I probably got into more fights about “Across the Sea” than any other Lost topic. You revealed the island was the source of all life, and people still said you never explained what the island was. Did they miss that?

CC: You know, I think “Across the Sea” was a controversial episode and I think it pointed out what answers look like on Lost. The problem with answering questions is that every question you answer begets another question. Damon and I refer to this at The Big Bang Theory. If you say, “What started the universe?” Somebody might say, “The Big Bang,” then somebody immediately asks, “Well, what came before The Big Bang?” We felt like “Across the Sea” was our mythological endpoint of the series and the finale was really all about the characters and about the end of their emotional journey. That was to us what was more important.

Q: I still would have loved to see the “Hurley and Ben Run The Island” show.

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CC: Well, who knows? I’m at some point something else will come out under the Lost moniker. Damon and I had the great fortune of making our show for six years but I have no doubt that at some point in the future, something else will get made under the Lost banner. Whether it’s us or someone else, something will happen. But there’s no plans right now.

Q: Damon talked about how from season three you started telling people their theories were wrong. Isn’t part of the fun getting to be wrong, I thought it was this but it’s actually this?

CC: I don’t think there’s ever been a show that had as much audience participation as Lost. So people really wanted to participate and to theorize. The fact that they were able to do that was something almost new in television. But at a certain point as the show moves forward, your theory is either going to be right or wrong. It was hard for anybody to be right because they just didn’t have enough information. There’s no Lost reduced down to a single unified field theory paragraph answer.

Q: One early theory was that it was some sort of purgatory. I don’t know how early you had the idea of the Sideways and it being revealed as the afterlife, but did you worry people would think you were copying the purgatory theory?

CC: No, actually early on we said the island was not purgatory. That was one of the few theories that we sort of disabused everyone of. I think there was some confusion that that somehow negated some sort of spiritual component to the Sideways world or whatever. I think there was one significant source of confusion which was the shots of the empty beach at the end of the finale which we just put in there to just create a pause between the emotional ending of the show and commercials. People thought that it maybe just proved that people were never alive on the island. We didn’t intend them to be anything other than just some beautiful beach shots. We took them out actually for the DVDs so there wouldn’t be any source of confusion from then on.

Q: What I’m trying to tell you is I got it, so can we have that?

CC: That’s good, I appreciate that. I’m glad you did and I think one of the reasons we’ve been very careful to not be answering questions about the show afterwards is that we want people to be able to embrace it all in and have their own conclusions about it and not have somebody at the end say, “Well, your theory’s right. Your theory’s wrong.” We wanted people to be able, like a good piece of literature, to be able to discuss and debate and hold your own ideas about what the show was. What it is to you is more important than me saying that’s right or wrong.

Q: What are you working on now?

CC: I’m working on a show for ABC that’s set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Then I’m writing a movie for Hugh Jackman and 20th Century Fox, a big sort of Indiana Jones action/adventure movie, for Hugh Jackman and the director Shawn Levy. We’ve been very closed about all the details but it’s going well and everybody’s excited about it.

Q: Do you want to draw on somewhat real mythology or totally invent your own?

CC: All I can say is that it’s a unique world and I think it’s going to give an opportunity for Hugh Jackman to play a character in a world that’s really exciting. If you’re a fan of the Indiana Jones movies, you’ll love this movie.

Q: Is it fun to think of action you couldn’t have done on television?

CC: Yeah, that’s really the fun thing about being back in the film business. This is an idea that had such scope that there was no way to do it as a series. So for me, the only way to do this idea was as a movie and it’s been fun to just have break from television, because the schedule is so relentless, and to work on this project. The scope and scale of it is way beyond a TV series.

Q: The Civil War show isn’t for this season though.

CC: I think the earliest it would be on is spring of 2012. It’s not in the fall. It’s on a midseason calendar.

Q: We’re seeing a lot of ‘60s period pieces this fall. Is it nice to go back even earlier?

CC: Yes, people are into the 1960s. I however think it’s much more interesting to do a show set in the 1860s.

 

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Dan Harmon Discusses Michael K. Williams, A Darker Tone For ‘Community’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/exclusive-dan-harmon-discusses-michael-k-williams-a-darker-tone-for-community/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/exclusive-dan-harmon-discusses-michael-k-williams-a-darker-tone-for-community/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 20:51:09 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221703 "I think the combination of grounded intensity with our insanity will create a show that people can appreciate."

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Good news for fans of good television. As we discussed earlier today, Michael K. Williams (a.k.a. Omar from The Wire) is joining the cast of Community for its third season. According to series creator Dan Harmon, who spoke with me at San Diego Comic-Con, it was the intensity of Williams’ acting that ended up landing him the role, along with a desire to take the show into darker territory.

“Is the show too meta; how can you solve that? One answer is to add water, the other is to add intensity, to continue to be as crazy as you are but to focus the crazy and give it a purpose. Which is another way of saying add a little darkness and drama to the show.”

Harmon went on to say that executives at NBC might not want to hear that the show is taking a darker tone due to fears that the move may alienate potential viewers. But he believes such a move will make the series even more accessible to new viewers.

“I think the combination of grounded intensity with our insanity will create a show that people can appreciate and like episode to episode.”

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Comic-Con 2011: Nic Cage’s Weird Ideas On ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-nic-cages-weird-ideas-on-ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-nic-cages-weird-ideas-on-ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:37:48 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221651 Wouldn't you know it, Nic Cage is saying crazy stuff again.

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Ah, we can always count on Nicolas Cage to have really specific, definitive reasons for every movie he does and any character choice he makes. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is not a sequel, or a reboot. It’s just another Ghost Rider movie with the same star. That’s so Nic Cage!

Here are the highlights of what he said at the Comic-Con press conference for Spirit of Vengeance.

Ghost Rider could kill any other superhero:

“Because he has the penance stare and everyone’s done something wrong and he will just look at you over and over and Over and OVER. Like the internet.”

Ghost Rider vs. Drive Angry:

“Totally different. Drive Angry I was playing a living dead man. This is a living man who turns into a demon so it’s a totally different kind of energy. A living dead man has to be a little bit more dead, whereas a living man who turns into a ghost can still be very alive when he’s living.”

Nicolas Cage’s recent comic book purchases:

“I went back in time and looked at Batman Vs Predator. I just had to see who won that battle. It was kind of a tiebreaker but they usually are. I think Batman won. It was a bit of a stretch.”

The nightly grind of being a ghost rider:

“He’s really dealing with the fact that his head goes on fire, for years now. In the first movie he kept it at bay. He was more like an innocent goofball. In this movie there’s been a little fire tapdance on his head for a few years so I think it should change him a little bit.”

Nic’s big Ghost Rider movie:

“I was trying to find something really weird which would be like levitating in circles. We called it the compass together, to mess with how he would attack his enemies. I looked up in the dictionary, the word weird literally means to turn, to turn around.”

Nic Cage even makes throwing up cool:

“Going back to the compass, all the wirework was very stimulating but also very nauseating. I was going around in circles upside down and really trying not to throw up because it kept spinning and spinning. It’s one of my favorite things we all came up with together so I’m glad it’s there.”

Nic Cage’s weird relationship with high school principals:

“When I did the first one, I wanted it to be like a Grimm’s fairy tale, scary but still something that children could enjoy like that first trip to the principal’s office where you made a mistake and you’re in trouble but don’t give up. You can still rise above and do something good with the experience. With Mark [Neveldine] and Brian [Taylor], this will go into the wonderful bliss of the nightmare imagination.”

 

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Comic-Con 2011: Who Is The Only Celebrity ‘Robot Chicken’ Ever Offended? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-who-is-the-only-celebrity-robot-chicken-ever-offended/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-who-is-the-only-celebrity-robot-chicken-ever-offended/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:02:34 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221614 I 'Wonder' who it could be?

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According to Seth Green, Robot Chicken has only managed to offend one celebrity. And the winner is: Stevie Wonder.

When asked about the offensive aspects of the program during a Comic-Con panel, Green confessed that Wonder was not a fan of the way he was depicted on the show, and that he received an angry letter in response. Although Green went on to say that he believed it was actually Wonder’s people who were complaining, and not the singer himself. Writer Doug Goldstein agreed, pointing out that Wonder probably hasn’t even seen the show. Get it? Get it?

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4 Ways ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Will Be Different, Really http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/4-ways-the-amazing-spider-man-will-be-different-really/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/4-ways-the-amazing-spider-man-will-be-different-really/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:35:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221613 Besides, of course, the guy playing Spider-Man

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Reboot, reboot, reboot. The Amazing Spider-Man was the one that really drove this trend home, because it’s only been 10 years since the original, and it was a beloved billion dollar success. Now that the stars and filmmakers from Amazing are at Comic-Con a year before the film’s release, they shared a few details about their version to justify starting over with Peter Parker in high school in a press conference before meeting the fans.

1. This Peter Parker is still skinny.

Remember how buff Tobey Maguire was? Not Andrew Garfield. “I only got into the Ultimate [series comics] doing research for the film but that was a great resource for how I wanted Spidey’s body to work,” Garfield said. “I liked the outline and how skinny he was because I’m skinny. I love the idea of a skinny teenage kid beating the crap out of huge guys. That’s always been a huge dream of mine, and [to] give other skinny kids that sense of achievement as well.”

2. It’s Gwen Stacey as first love, not homewrecker.

Yeah, we know you didn’t like Spider-Man 3. Tempting Peter away from Mary Jane wasn’t exactly endearing to Bryce Dallas Howard’s Gwen. Emma Stone’s gets to be sweet. “My character, experience is everything with Peter,” Stone said. “It’s her first love. They experience so much together and he teaches her so much. With him it made sense once I read with him and met him.”

3. Web sling from Spider-man’s point of view

The big visual effects hurdle for Sam Raimi was to make Spider-Man sling around New York. Now that artists can achieve that, director Marc Webb wants to make the audience see it firsthand. You’ve seen a taste of that in the teaser trailer, and Webb also built a track in New York to coordinate driving traffic around a stuntman swinging down the street. “Because we’re shooting in 3D, I wanted to conceive of certain things very specifically for 3D,” Webb said. “There’s an experiential component to 3D I think is fantastic. We’re experimenting with generating that point of view so you feel what Peter Parker feels when he’s jumping over buildings and streets.

4. Now with more daddy issues.

Uncle Ben’s mantra was “with great power comes great responsibility.” With a new beginning, Amazing is really emphasizing the father figures, good, bad and absent. “We had a better origin in some ways because we’re dealing with something people care about, no knowing who their parents are,” producer Avi Arad said. “Then we have probably the greatest love story in Marvel, Gwen Stacey, the relationship between Gwen and her father. We have an amazing villain. The only thing that stayed the same and made us go and make the movie in the spirit of Peter Parker, what he’s about but how would he behave in this day and age? How would a kid like him in high school react to things?”

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Comic-Con 2011: Ken Marino Says ‘Party Down’ Movie “Is A Go” http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-ken-marino-says-party-down-movie-is-a-go/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-ken-marino-says-party-down-movie-is-a-go/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:50:00 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221583 'Party Down' is not quite dead!

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Good news for fans of the recently canceled show Party Down. While speaking at the Childrens Hospital Comic-Con panel, actor Ken Marino confirmed that a feature film based on the show “is a go.” Maybe you already knew it was confirmed, but there’s something special about hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth.

The comments came after the screening of an episode of Childrens Hospital entitled Bar Mitzvah, which featured a cameo by the Party Down cast.

In the words of Marino himself, that news is so good that “I’d dip my balls in it.”

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Comic-Con 2011: Steven Spielberg Made ‘Tintin’ For All Of Us http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-steven-spielberg-made-tintin-for-all-of-us/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-steven-spielberg-made-tintin-for-all-of-us/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:47:13 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221594 He's such a generous guy.

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Steven Spielberg is such a generous guy. He came all the way to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in his career to present The Adventures of Tintin. American’s may not know Tintin as well as the Europeans, but we know what a Spielberg movie is. At a press conference in San Diego, Spielberg promised he made this movie for each and every one of us personally. Not many A-list directors are at our personal disposal.

{post-video postid=”219581″] “This movie I’m making for all of you,” Spielberg said. “Some I make just for myself. I do that sometimes when the subject matter is very sensitive and very personal. I really can’t imagine I’m an audience. I would lose myself too much if I thought of myself as an audience. There are other kinds of genre films I need to be able to make as an audience sitting right with you. Tintin is such a movie.”

So we may count on the Spielberg touch, but if we’ve never read Herge’s books, we’re still wondering what Tintin is and what’s so adventurous about him. Well, he’s a reporter who gets into trouble and has to find a way out. Here’s one example of such trouble, and also the unique approach to the characters in Tintin.

“Tintin does fall in a hole in our story but he gets out quick enough to allow the story to continue,” Spielberg said of a famous Tintin story he recreated on film. “So we don’t spend too long in the hole. There’s a lot of plot. Look at the Herge books. What makes it delightful [is] in the middle of that forward motion, we take time for the characters to have a relationship with each other. We take time for Capt Haddock to moan about what brought him to drink. In the first movie, we go back to Captain Haddock’s ancestors. We get to know a lot about why Captain Haddock is the man he is today. We’re very concerned with keeping the narrative moving because Herge was too, but in honoring Herge it was important to take the rest stops.”

The Adventures of Tintin opens this December.

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Comic-Con 2011: Spielberg Says ‘Jurassic Park 4′ Is Underway http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-spielberg-says-jurassic-park-4-is-underway/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-spielberg-says-jurassic-park-4-is-underway/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:11:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221553 Sam Neill is available.

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People can only listen to Spielberg talk about The Adventures of Tintin for so long before they draw upon the 52,000 other questions that they have for America’s most iconic director. However, the audience was able to get some pretty interesting info from him regarding the long-incubating and inevitable Jurassic Park 4.

Spielberg said that a writer has been commissioned and a script is underway, with a story in place. Going against the evasive nature of most directors when asked about such prestige projects, Spielberg also volunteered that JP4 will be hitting theaters in the next “2-3 years.” Not to be a pessimist, but my money’s on “3.”

He didn’t divulge any further details, nor his capacity in the production, but it’s a hell of a lot more info than we had yesterday, so we’ll take what we’re given.

Oh, and in case there was any question, this little Q&A went down in Hall H of Comic-Con 2011, San Diego, California, USA, The World.

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Comic-Con 2011: Paul Scheer Films ‘NTSF:SD:SVU’ During Panel Discussion http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-paul-scheer-films-ntsfsdsvu-durring-panel-discussion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-paul-scheer-films-ntsfsdsvu-durring-panel-discussion/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:05:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221551 I believe it's called 'breaking the 4th wall'...

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Lots of actors bring clips of their shows to Comic-Con. A few minutes ago, Paul Scheer went one step further by actually filming a segment of his new Adult Swim show NTSF:SD:SVU during a panel discussion for the program.

After a brief introduction, Sheer and the rest of the cast took to the audience, filming a scene in which a terrorist steals a clip of The Hobbit and threatens to move the convention to Vancouver. The whole thing lasted about five minutes, and will probably only make for about 30 seconds of usable footage. That said, if you happen to catch the segment, be thankful that televisions only allow you to experience sight and not smell. The Adult Swim audience knows their humor, but they don’t seem to know about deodorant (I kid because I love…but honestly, it smells in here).

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‘Haywire’ Trailer Proves Soderbergh Can Do Action http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/haywire-trailer-proves-soderbergh-can-do-action/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/haywire-trailer-proves-soderbergh-can-do-action/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:28:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221546 Introducing the nation's deadliest, hottest killing machine.

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4 photosGina Carano Just Beating The Hell Out Of People In 'Haywire'

Giddyup. If you ever wondered what the Bourne series would be like is Matt Damon was a crazy-hot chick, then this Haywire trailer is your Woodstock..

The plot of the film seems familiar enough: Government agent wakes up one day to find out that her employers are trying to kill her. She goes on a tear to find out why and to save her own ass.

Everything else is just window dressing. We haven’t seen Soderbergh tackle such a straight action flick before, and it looks like he brings a masterful touch to even the most action-packed scenes.

The film boasts a cast that demands it be taken seriously, featuring Gina Carano, Ewan MacGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio”Puss in Boots” Banderas, and Michael Douglas.

Just go ahead and get excited about this one.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer: It’s Still About Zombies http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-trailer-shows-its-still-about-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-walking-dead-trailer-shows-its-still-about-zombies/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:02:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221541 Braaaaaiiiiiiiins.

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If there’s one thing guaranteed to appeal to the visitors of Comic Con 2011, it’s zombies. And with that in braaaaaaaiiiiiiiiin, AMC has released a trailer for the second season of their surprise hit The Walking Dead. They also announced the premiere date – Sunday, October 16, at 9 P.M.

9 photosWe're Surrounded By 'Walking Dead' Season Two Pics!!

The trailer shows lots of the post-zombie-apocalypse America, including the realization that traffic jams will be a thing of the past once the zombies take over. Maybe this won’t be so bad after all… (AOL)

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‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’: Monkeys Making Mischief http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-clip-shows-monkeys-making-mischief/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-clip-shows-monkeys-making-mischief/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:08:51 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221523 Those darn monkeys!

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The folks at 20th Century Fox are being mighty generous with the Rise of the Planet of the Apes clips at Comic-Con 2011. There was one a couple days ago, and now here’s another, this one featuring those crazy apes launching an assault on San Franciso. Presumably, they’re upset about a recent shortage of Rice-a-Roni. Sorry, I don’t have any other San Francisco jokes.

New Int'l 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer Has Monkeys Getting All 'What! What!'

Anyway, the clip is chock-full of impressive CGI effects, so give it a watch, will you? And remember, be nice to the monkeys in your life, you never know when they might rise up and try to kill you. (Fandango)

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‘In Time’ Trailer Imagines A World Where Justin Timberlake Fights For The Oppressed http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/in-time-trailer-imagines-a-world-where-justin-timberlake-fights-for-the-oppressed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/in-time-trailer-imagines-a-world-where-justin-timberlake-fights-for-the-oppressed/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:22:46 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221504 They should've called it 'Justin Time'.

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Justin Timberlake, not content to be the most-liked pop star/actor working today, is apparently branching out into the world of action stardom. The vehicle for this endeavor is called In Time – directed by respected science-fictioneer Andrew Niccol, and it as hooky scifi premises go, it’s pretty golden. It’s the future, when science has cured aging, and everyone stops growing older at 25. Instead of gradually getting older and dying, the populace is given one more year to live. But the people can replenish their time remaining on Earth, since in this future society, time is used as currency, like money today. Pretty cool, right?

The trailer poses a lot of thought-provoking questions like “is it fair for some people to have lots of money while other people starve in the streets,” along with some ass-kicking and gunplay. Oh, and Pete Campbell from Mad Men is in it. Sold!

 

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Comic-Con 2011: Get Down On The Floor Gallery #2 http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-get-down-on-the-floor-gallery-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-get-down-on-the-floor-gallery-2/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:36:11 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=221498 Even more madness in the exhibition hall.

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Check out even more of the highlights from the exhibition floor. There are Lego superheros, a Walking Dead exhibit, and, of course, R2D2. No sexy ladies in these pics, but you can check those out HERE. And more pics from the floor HERE.

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Comic-Con 2011: Get Down On The Floor Gallery #1 http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-get-down-on-the-floor-gallery-1/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-get-down-on-the-floor-gallery-1/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:28:35 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=221493 Oh the wacky and cool things you'll see.

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Feast your eyes on some of the madness we witnessed on the exhibition floor of this year’s Comic-Con. These pictures range from the absurd to the extremely absurd. And yes, that is a man with a horse head. You think it makes YOU uncomfortable. Try starring into its dead eyes when its right in front of you. It’s like something out of the The Ring

Check out more floor pictures HERE. And the sexy ladies of the Con HERE.

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‘Drive’ Trailer Has Fast Cars And Albert Brooks http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/drive-trailer-has-fast-cars-and-albert-brooks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/drive-trailer-has-fast-cars-and-albert-brooks/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:27:27 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=221490 Just watch it, it's cool.

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See A Romantic New Clip From 'Drive'

Of all the stuff getting promoted at Comic-Con, the thing I’m personally most excited about is Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive. Starring a cool Ryan Gosling, a beautiful Carey Mulligan, an evil Albert Brooks, and more adjective-matched stars, it looks to be an arthouse action movie to give Tarantino a run for his money.

This trailer, fortunately, has done nothing to make my level of anticipation decrease. There are some cool automotive stunts, and glimpses at the aforementioned stars, along with Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, and Ron Perlman. I can’t wait to drive (my Segway) to my local theater to watch Drive!

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Comic-Con 2011: Justin Timberlake Does His Rambo Impression http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-justin-timberlake-does-his-rambo-impression/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-justin-timberlake-does-his-rambo-impression/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:10:18 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221484 It's actually pretty good.

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I like it when celebrities do impressions of other celebrities. Justin Timberlake does it a lot when he’s on SNL, but this is a good one. While promoting his action hero debut at Comic-Con, Timberlake showed some street cred. He said his favorite action movie growing up was First Blood, and proceeded to quote not only Rambo, but Col. Trautman too.

Timberlake stars in In Time as a man on the run in a future where life spans are bought and sold, and he’s run out. If anyone wonders if Timberlake can pull of running in slow motion, he demonstrated some badass attitude for the press at San Diego Comic-Con. His co-star, Amanda Seyfried, liked it too. You can hear her egging him on at the end. Click the link below.

Timberlake Does Rambo

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Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Talks ‘Prometheus’, Makes Peace With ‘Lost’ Fans http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-exclusive-damon-lindelof-talks-prometheus-makes-peace-with-lost-fans/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-exclusive-damon-lindelof-talks-prometheus-makes-peace-with-lost-fans/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:35:33 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221478 You must accept that it's not an 'Alien' prequel.

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Ridley Scott was going to do a prequel to Alien. Then it was going to be two prequels, or a prequel and a sequel to the prequel that was still a prequel to Alien. But he decided to just make it an original science fiction movie, and a new sci-fi movie from the director of Alien and Blade Runner ain’t too shabby.

So Damon Lindelof was hired to adapt the prequel screenplay into the new movie Prometheus. Lindelof and Prometheus star Charlize Theron came to Comic-Con to tease a little about their new movie. I got some alone time with Lindelof to dig for remaining Alien references in Prometheus, and confirm that the explanations I thought the final season of Lost revealed really were the answers.

Q: It’s exciting that the Alien prequel turned into an original story. Will there still be some nice details for the Alien fans to get out of Prometheus?

DL: When I was younger and I first saw Alien and Blade Runner, I had it in my head that one of them was a sequel to the other. I didn’t know exactly which came first but clearly Ash is a robot so I just always figured Earth is having this issue with these blade runners and these replicants, but meanwhile the Nostromo was off having this adventure on LV-426 so I just grouped them together. I didn’t realize until about three or four years later, those movies aren’t related to each other in any way. They were just both directed by the same guy. So that’s the way that I really think of Prometheus. This movie is going to be in the same lexicon of the Ridley Scott science fiction ouvre. You could hold it up next to Blade Runner or Alien. It’s almost a mash-up in terms of the fundamental ideas presented in both but for fans of either of those movies, there are going to be all sorts of Easter eggs, for lack of a better word, that synchronize it in that world of the Ridley Scott science fiction ouvre.

Q: Maybe a mention of Weyland-Yutani?

DL: I don’t want to comment directly on that. I’m going to be overly protective of that kind of stuff.

Q: Is it still a good old-fashioned spaceship movie?

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DL: I don’t know what an old-fashioned spaceship movie looks like but I know that there is a spaceship in this movie and some of the movie takes place on it. But other than that, when you say good old-fashioned spaceship movie, what suddenly pops into my head is spaceships flying at each other, shooting lasers, that kind of a movie versus more of a Nostromo movie.

Q: Actually I was thinking Alien where people live on a spaceship for two hours.

DL: I do think that this movie will evoke the movie that you’re describing, although it doesn’t spend as much time on the ship as Alien does.

Q: What fun can a guy like you have in that canvas?

DL: An incredible amount of fun. What actually happened is this guy named John Spates actually wrote a really good Alien prequel script and when it was presented to me, it was presented with the caveat of is there a way to make this have nothing to do with Alien? Can it be its own original movie? For me it was really just a matter of taking the stuff that was the subtext of that draft and making it the text of a new, original movie and moving the stuff that were the tropes of the Alien movies – awesome tropes by the way, face huggers, chest busters, xenomorphs – and moving that kind of stuff way down below. If you were going to it and wanting a taste of that it would be there but that’s not what it’s about because the audience has already experienced all those things. Not just in the original Alien or Aliens but Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection and Alien Vs. Predator so it’s gotten to the point now where something bursting out of somebody’s chest or sticking to their face isn’t new and exciting anymore. That idea is 30 years old. So how could we infuse this movie with new ideas that made it feel original and at the same time pay homage to the fact that we’re building it on the foundation of that earlier movie.

Q: Does it rule out doing an actual Alien prequel?

DL: No, I don’t think it does. I think that there might actually be people out there who watch Prometheus and say, “This is an Alien prequel” but it’s a prequel in sort of a different sense than I’m used to. Isn’t it more interesting to think of a movie that takes place in the Alien universe, there are some familiar things that you will see along the way but if there were a sequel to Prometheus, it would not be Alien. That to me had to be the goal. God willing, if Prometheus is successful, and there is a sequel, it won’t be Alien because the end of this movie, if this movie is A to Z, Z is not there’s a bunch of eggs laying on the floor of LV-426. Z in this movie is entirely different although people will watch this movie and say, “I feel like I have a different contextual framework now for the original Alien, I’m going to watch it again. I feel like I know a little bit more than I knew before.”

Q: Was one of the frustrations of dealing with the end of loss that you would say, “Okay, the island is the source of all life” and people would still say, “No really, what is the island?”

DL: Yeah, you sort of get into this dance with the audience where ultimately I think we realized that people had theories that were better than what the show gave them in their heads, and in some cases might have been better than what the show gave them. They didn’t want to be told that their theories were wrong. Once we started moving out of question mode and into answer mode, people would get more and more angry at the show because the show moved into a modality where it was essentially saying, “You know all the countless hours that you’ve spent thinking about the show and coming up with ingenious and brilliant theories for what the answers to some of these mysteries might be? Well, now we’re going to tell you that you’re wrong for the next three years.” I completely and totally get that frustration because as a fanboy, I experience it myself.

Q: But you’re missing the fun if you don’t go with that.

DL: Totally and I’ll take that. There was a point in my life where it was upsetting and frustrating but I’ve now reached a point where I’m enormously grateful for it because people engaged with the show on that intense of a level. It’s like if you’re going to be really angry, I’ll take that over couldn’t care less.

Q: I see them bringing in the next reporter but as they give me the wrap up, are you putting pen to paper for Star Trek 2 yet?

DL: Fingers to keyboard.

Q: But are actual script pages getting written?

DL: It is definitely starting, continuing.

 

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For fans of Beavis And Butt-Head, there was much to rejoice about during day one of Comic-Con 2011. Well, for most fans, anyway. Unfortunately, this fan spent the entire panel waiting just outside the door, listening to everyone else laugh while I prayed for a few people to give up their seats. As with most of my desperate prayers, this one went unanswered, and I never gained entry.

But my bad luck (a.k.a. poor planning) won’t stop me from bringing you this clip from the new show. From the looks of it, the new version stays true to the original. By “stays true,” I mean the two hapless teenagers are still laughing like morons and maiming each other. And sadly, culture has devolved even further than anticipated since the original show went off the air, which means that the duo now have plenty of new material to ridicule (i.e. Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, UFC matches, etc.). What a sad age we live in.

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Comic-Con 2011: Emmy Rossum Is Sick Of Talking About Her Boobies http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-emmy-rossum-is-sick-of-talking-about-her-boobies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-emmy-rossum-is-sick-of-talking-about-her-boobies/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:35:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221440 If she feels that showing off her cans is no big deal, then who am I to disagree?

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What’s the big deal about Emmy Rossum’s boobs? Well, for starters, they are big. Regardless, don’t ask her about them. Apparently the Shameless star is tired of talking about her frequent on-camera nudity, as evidenced by her testy exchange with a Comic-Con Showtime panel moderator earlier this evening.

“It’s just a body, it isn’t anything,” Rossum snapped in reply to a question about nude scenes. “It doesn’t say who you are inside. I think I revealed way more on this show in scenes were I got to be unattractive and lonely than I ever did in a scene where I was having sex with my boyfriend.”

Given the fact that Rossum believes she looks unattractive in certain scenes, I think it’s safe to say she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Even so, if she feels that showing off her cans is no big deal, then who am I to disagree?

In the end, the moderator smoothed things over by claiming he was actually referring to William H. Macy‘s ass, at which point Rossum laughed and agreed that it was a problem. What a hypocrite.

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Comic-Con 2011: Ridley Scott Only Does 3D Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-ridley-scott-only-does-3d-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-ridley-scott-only-does-3d-now/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:16:17 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221441 Say it isn't so, Ridley.

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Earlier today during the 20th Century Fox panel, Comic-Con attendees got a first look at footage from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The director chimed in over video chat from Iceland, where he’s currently shooting the film. Apparently the 3D format that Ridley has been utilizing latched onto his face and got into his brain because he made a shocking statement:

I will never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes.

Say whaaaaaaaat, Ridley? Can it be? Is an auteur such as him falling head over heels in love with 3D now? The director elaborated:

3D has been a wonderful exercise but I was brought up as a camera operator so its really about lensing and all that kind of stuff. So with the help I’ve had from a wonderful cameraman and his technical team its been, for me, a pretty straight forward ride. That said I’ll never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes. I love the whole process. 3D opens up the universe of even a small dialogue scene so I’ve been very impressed with that.

I get a former camera operator such as himself falling in love with the whole depth thing, but c’mon, aren’t we all getting tired of wearing those clunky glasses for two straight hours? What do you guys think? Maybe it’s time we accept that 3D is here to stay.

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Comic-Con 2011: ‘Drive’ Director Reveals His Vision For ‘Logan’s Run’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/drive-director-reveals-his-vision-for-logan%e2%80%99s-run/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/drive-director-reveals-his-vision-for-logan%e2%80%99s-run/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:29:28 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221423 Ryan Gosling's newest bestie talks about his vision for the remake.

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Logan’s Run was such a cool premise, what went so wrong? People are forbidden to live past 30, so of course a 30-year-old will run. Well, the original movie was kind of lame, and they’ve been trying to do it right for decades, with directors like Bryan Singer. We love Drive here, so Nicolas Winding Refn doing the new Logan’s Run could finally make it awesome.

“I think one of the problems maybe has been, and I’ve never been in the other meetings, is they’ve been trying to remake the original film which is impossible because it’s already dated,” Refn said at a Comic-Con interview for Drive. “How do you remake something dated about the future which is much more advanced?”

Drive star Ryan Gosling is on board too, which also makes it more awesome than the average remake. First he’s going to star in Refn’s Only God Forgives. “When I have the script that I’m happy with, that Ryan’s happy with, that Warner’s is happy with…” Refn said about getting started on Logan’s Run.

The great approach Drive took to the familiar criminal doublecross story was that it’s just so silent. The characters don’t explain everything, they just do it. That might be a smart way to approach a sci-fi movie, in an age where every franchise is full of expository backstory.

“That’s the big trick,” Refn agreed. “Sometimes overexplaining it is actually what makes it more complicated.”

It sounds like Refn is going to fight for it though. He acknowledged the studio’s needs above, but he’s passionate about getting this movie made. “I’ve always been obsessed with the film ever since I was little. When they called and asked if I was interested, my answer was just yes, yes, yes, yes.”

 

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