Monthly Archives: November 2013

We start a new series of cool useless stocking stuffer gifts. Perfect for that white elephant party. Our first candidate is the Original Captain America Television series on blu-ray.

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Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) , and the world, from his arch-nemesis once and for all.

For the first time, director Albert Pyun’s cult classic is presented in widescreen and in astonishing high-definition!

Join Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and Evangeline Lilly for a Google+ Hangout on December 4th at 10:15am PT/1:15pm ET! http://bit.ly/Hobbitgplus
They’ll be answering your fan questions live and introducing an exclusive clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

Five lucky fans will also be able to join the Hangout directly to ask their questions via video! Fill out this form for a chance to participate: http://goo.gl/COCHBZ

The Hobbit Google Hangout

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Studios broke the $4 billion mark at the global box office for the first time in its history.

The Studio previously announced it had reached a record high on November 12, when it surpassed the $3.791 billion set in 2010. In July, Disney was the first studio to reach the $1 billion domestic box office milestone for the year, a threshold it has achieved for eight consecutive years. In August, in record time, Disney reached the $2 billion international box office threshold for the fourth year in a row, and in early November the studio surpassed its previous all-time international box office record of $2.302 billion, also set in 2010.

Disney’s Frozen opens in theaters nationwide today. The film began an exclusive advance engagement at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre on November 22, earning $243,390 over three days for one of the highest opening theater averages of all time. Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks debuts in a limited engagement December 13 before expanding wide December 20. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues its worldwide theatrical run and has earned over $559.1 million in four weeks.

In addition to Thor: The Dark World, Disney’s box office results have been led by Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which opened domestically May 3 and has amassed over $1.21 billion to become the year’s top-grossing film and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time; Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, which opened June 21 and has earned over $744 million to become the year’s fourth highest-grossing film and Pixar’s third highest-grossing film ever; and Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, which opened March 8 and has brought in over $493 million worldwide.

Frozen Comes Out in Theaters Today

Anna Voiced by Kristen Bell

Anna Voiced by Kristen Bell

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Release date: November 27, 2013 (USA)
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Actors: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk

Music by: Christophe Beck
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Reviews:
“While the journey may seem overly familiar, the destination has some surprises in store.”
Christy Lemire

RogerEbert.com
“It’s no secret that Disney princess films are formulaic, and the fact that Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s Frozen is entertaining without being groundbreaking just confirms that the formula works.”
Sherilyn
Village Voice

Elizabeth OlsenIn an interview with Moviefone, this is what Elizabeth Olsen has to say about the role of the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Olsen says she’s excited to take on the role, which she calls a “messed up lady.”

“I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I’m really excited about this movie. I’m so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I’m really enjoying it.

“I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It’s so funny because I’m often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch… She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I’m excited to figure out what’s appropriate to use for her, because there’s so much material from all of these decades, and we’re going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you’re going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it’s really fun.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to open May 1, 2015 and Marvel’s The Avengers director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel.

Monty Python Reunion Announcement - Press ConferenceComedy troupe Monty Python said Monday it will extend the run of its stage show, which was unveiled last week.

The show at London’s 20,000-seat O2 Arena will now run from July 1 to 5 next year.

The first show sold out within 43.5 seconds, organizers said.

A sixth show is being planned for the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., where the Pythons’ performed a live gig in 1980, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. The Daily Mirror reports that a source has told them the Pythons are also considering a world tour.

The show reunites John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones. The sixth Python, Graham Chapman, died in 1989. Eric Idle said last week that Chapman would “take part” via comedy seance.

Source: Variety

Mystery Science Theater 3000Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive:

MST3K creator Joel Hodgson is hopping on board the Satellite of Love once again to program the return of Turkey Day.

Beginning at Noon Eastern on Thanksgiving Day, fans will be able to log on to MST3KTurkeyDay.com for six glorious, classic, Sampo-filled episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The selection of movies will be decided by fan votes via Twitter.

Hodgson will be programming, hosting, and testing your MST3K knowledge during the Turkey Day bonanza, and he has enjoyed diving back into the series’ 198 episodes. “It’s really been interesting, and I really loved getting to go back and look at these shows, especially the Mike/Kevin/Bill episodes, which I’m not as familiar with,” Hodgson said. “They’ve been extra funny because I don’t know any of the jokes. That’s been a really cool thing.” He does, however, bemoan the lack of Thanksgiving-centric monster movies available for riffing purposes. “A giant turkey would really fit in the lexicon of things like Gamera. You have Gyaos and Godzilla, Rodan, and Turkathon. Actual turkeys are horrifying. Their temperament is terrible, and they’re just tall enough to go for your crotch. And they seem to have a genetic predisposition to go for your crotch. They’re also really stupid, right? They’re famous for being stupid and delicious. That’s exactly what you want.”

Photo: Marvel

Photo: Marvel

Marvel Studios announced today:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012’s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.

Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the “Kick-Ass” franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy,” for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor Johnson has starred in 2012’s critically-acclaimed “Anna Karenina” and director Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”

Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with “Silent House” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver in “Red Lights,” Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”

Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will share the screen as leads in the highly anticipated “Godzilla” remake scheduled for a May 2014 release.

“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.

In addition to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/21563/official_elizabeth_olsen_aaron_taylor-johnson_join_avengers_age_of_ultron#ixzz2lgMdzUor