Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bradley CooperThe rumors are true. Marvel announced that Bradley Cooper will be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the small feisty alien who happens to resemble a raccoon. Yes, it’s official. Not yet official is Vin Diesel doing the voice of Groot.

Bradley Cooper now joins the team of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista as the fourth member of the team. No word if Cooper will fly to England where the movie is being shot or voice the character in post-production.

AlexanderRounding out the cast for Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Jennifer Coolidge (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show). They will join Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, who play the parents of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould). The storys follow Alexender through a his day when he think that bad things only happen to him. But it turns out his whole family is going through the same type of day.

Disney’s Alexander is directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Rob Lieber, based on the 1972 children’s book by Judith Viorst.

James SpaderMarvel.com just released the news now. Star of “Boston Legal” and this fall’s “The Black List” will be the villain Ultron in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Spader will obviously be the voice of Ultron, but no detail if he’ll physically play Ultron as well. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.

Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” and will return to television this fall in NBC’s highly anticipated series “The Blacklist.” Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone.  David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/21099/exclusive_avengers_age_of_ultron_casts_james_spader_as_the_films_legendary_villain#ixzz2dN4NZPrJ

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Paramount Pictures are bringing back the double feature to America. Starting this Friday through September 5, select AMC, Regal and other theaters will show World War Z and Star Trek Into Darkness for one single ticket admission. Check your local listings for movie times.

The Wind RisesUp until now Japan animation master Hayao Miyazaki‘s latest film didn’t have a U.S. home — though it has already secured a world premiere slot at the Venice Film Festival and a North American premiere in Toronto after that. Disney said today it will handle North American theatrical distribution of the Studio Ghibli title, to be released under the Touchstone Pictures banner. No U.S. release date was announced. The deal continues the studio’s release relationship with Miyazaki’s company that includes The Secret World Of Arrietty, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. Toho released Wind Rises in July in Japan, where the film featuring a mix of the real-life stories of aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi and poet Tatsuo Hori was a hit.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Hulu has ordered 10-episodes of a new series, Deadbeat, a half-hour comedy from co-creators Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred), Lionsgate TV and Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment. It centers on a hapless but gifted male medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. Deadbeat, the first co-production between Hulu and Lionsgate, will debut next year. Troy Miller (Flight Of The Conchords) will direct and executive produce all episodes of the series through his banner Dakota Pictures.

Wii UNintendo announced today consumer-friendly price drops on its gaming consoles.

Nintendo will drop the price of its Wii U videogame console by $50 next month as Microsoft and Sony plan to launch the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November.

The Wii U will be priced at $299.99 starting Sept. 20.

The company also announced it will release a 2D version of its popular 3DS handheld gaming system on Oct. 12, priced at $129.99.

System is meant to be an entry level portable gaming system that will play all 3DS and DS games, clearly aimed at younger gamers. The handheld has been a strong seller of both hardware and software for the company.

New device will launch with the release of the “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” games.

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Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Michael ClaytonSyriana), Hugh Laurie (Monsters vs. AliensArthur Christmas), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (Dark Shadows,Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch). The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolThe Incredibles). Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into DarknessPrometheus) and Jeffrey Chernov (Star TrekStar Trek Into DarknessMission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

“Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’”