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Man Of Steel: Superman Henry Cavill Discusses The Trend Of Foreigners Playing Superheroes

26 November 2012 1:26 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Why aren't more American actors being cast as superheroes? Over the past decade Hollywood has cast a surprising amount of British, Australian and Canadian actors into these roles, which is something that would seem foreign just a few decades ago. Heck, David Prowse, the actor that played Darth Vader in Star Wars wasn't even allowed to audition for Richard Donner's Superman just because he wasn't American. But in today's world many high-profile superhero roles like Batman (Christian Bale), Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), and Superman (Henry Cavill) have been portrayed by English actors. X-Men's Wolverine and Marvel's Thor are being portrayed by two Australian actors, Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth. These roles are even being outsourced to our neighbors from the north, Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds, just recently played Green Lantern. No Way, Eh! Henry Cavill discusses that controversy with Details Magazine. "I suppose it's a fluke," says Cavill. "It's »

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Photos: Japandroids - St. Louis, Mo.

26 November 2012 1:00 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

On the first song of Japandroids’ sold-out show at Firebird in St. Louis, Mo., drummer David Prowse broke his kick pedal in half. This proved to be an accurate predictor of how hard they would play the rest of the show as Prowse and guitarist Brian King ripped through a set that heavily featured tracks from their recent release Celebration Rock. They also dusted off some songs from their first two EPs as an apology for having not been in St. Louis for so many years. Openers Swearin’ managed to pack 16 songs into their half-hour opening slot. Paste photographer »

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Darth Vader to Return in New Star Wars Trilogy?

13 November 2012 3:54 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

According to UK's Express, Darth Vader will return in the new "Star Wars" trilogy despite the fact that he sacrificed himself to save his son Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi." According to the newspaper's sources, Disney didn't buy Lucasfilm to keep one of the most iconic fictional character dead. "[Darth Vader is] an integral part of the franchise," said one of the sources. "Replacing him is virtually impossible. The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films." Vader was previously portrayed by David Prowse in the original trilogy and by Hayden Christensen in the prequels. It's not clear who will portray him in the new films, but according to the newspaper: "Darth Vader will rise from the ashes." "Star Wars: Episode 7" is set to hit theaters during the Summer of 2015. »

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Opens at the V&A in London

25 October 2012 5:56 PM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

In development since 2007 and nurtured for at least 20 years by curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis since her days as president of the Costume Designers’ Guild (Cdg), the exhibition ‘Hollywood Costume’ finally opens at the V&A museum. This is the costume exhibition to end all costume exhibitions; everything from Judy Garland’s gingham pinafore and ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, to Keira Knightley’s burgundy silk gown from Anna Karenina, to Robert De Niro’s ‘King Kong Company’ jacket, check shirt, jeans and even boots from Taxi Driver. Hollywood Costume is a rush; an awe-inspiring journey through the meaning and history of contemporary, period and mo-cap costume design utilising projections, interviews, lectures from A-list actors, installations and even a specially commissioned score.

So what to expect when you finally beat the queues and stroll in the front doors? We shall not give too much away because surprise is part of the enjoyment, »

- Chris Laverty

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Face off: Looper and the movie mask trend

18 October 2012 9:51 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Darth Vader to Judge Dredd, a mask can make a man – and it could prolong the careers of Hollywood's heartthrobs

From the moment Dredd gets dispatched to clean up a futuristic mess in a dystopian-era society where things are not running smoothly, until the moment the futuristic mess is cleaned up, leading man Karl Urban never takes off his helmet. Not even to rub some perspiration off his sweaty brow. All you see throughout the film is the lower portion of his face. It makes him look like a grizzled, dystopian-era Roman centurion. Meanwhile, his sidekick, trainee judge Cassandra Anderson, played by Olivia Thirlby, never bothers to don a helmet, partly because it would interfere with the brainwaves she needs to read in her capacity as a psychic law-enforcement officer, but mostly because she is lovely, which Karl Urban is not.

None of this would be worth mentioning, except »

- Joe Queenan

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8 More Baffling and Awkward IMdB Profile Photos

9 October 2012 2:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s back! Checking out some of the strangest profile pictures IMdB has to offer! If you missed round one, you can check it out here. To make things a bit stranger, you might notice that IMdB has since changed the profile photos of Zach Braff, Elijah Wood, and Robin Williams. Think that the article may have had something to do with it? Here’s hoping! Though, these are much better photos of those gentlemen, wouldn’t you agree?

Now, I’ll just try to let myself in on the joke. Back when I was young and naive, I, myself, put up a resume on IMdB. It’s still there. You can still find it. There’s nothing to it but three awful pictures of my high school freshman self doing stupid poses in weird locations. So, without what I’m about to do, I have no place saying how »

- Cameron Domino Carpenter

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Morning Meme: Sir Ian Finds "The Hobbit" Coins "Splendiferous," Big Bird Joins "Weekend Update," and Rosie O'Donnell Wants To Buy Honey Boo Boo a House

8 October 2012 5:28 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Sir Ian McKellen has given his blessing to the new stamps and coins that New Zealand is issuing in honor of The Hobbit. "To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is a wizard idea." The coins are legal tender, and feature several characters.

This article about parents wanting to help their kids come out is touching, and reminds me that 15 years ago this month I came out to my mom, who had a fairly typical reaction, but also said "I guess I've always known." Thanks, mom.

There's a push underway to locate and preserve the British episodes of Fraggle Rock in the run up to the anniversary of the show. I wasn't aware that the British episodes were different, with The Captain, his lighthouse and Sprocket substituting for Doc and his workshop. Only 12 episodes of the British version are known to have survived.

SyFy has picked up a reality show »

- lostinmiami

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Vampire Circus – A Look Back at 1972

6 September 2012 8:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it.s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it.s the year that the headline is from. It.s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated last year on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I  post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks as well. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Blueberry Hill, the landmark St. Louis restaurant and music club that.s filled with pop culture memorabilia, this month.s St. »

- Tom Stockman

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"Fan Expo" Toronto 2012: Enter Gillian Anderson

2 September 2012 6:01 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From TorontoCatwoman.Com, Sneak Peek a clip from Hobbystar Marketing's 18th "Fan Expo Canada",  @ the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 23-26, 2012  celebrating comic books, animation, science fiction, horror and video gaming genres.

Special celebrity film guests included actors Gillian Anderson and William B. Davis ("The X-Files"), Julie Benz ("Dexter"), Tom Noonan ("Manhunter"), LeVar Burton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back To The Future"), Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek Voyager"), Joe Flanigan ("Stargate Atlantis"), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), David Prowse ("Star Wars"), director John Carpenter ("The Thing"), and Marvel superhero creator Stan Lee

Over 80,000 fans attended this year's Fan Expo Toronto, with 700 exhibitors/retail vendors offering booths and displays covering over 400,000 square feet.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fan Expo 2012 : The Girls"...

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- M. Stevens

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'Star Wars' David Prowse talks feud with George Lucas

26 August 2012 3:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars actor David Prowse has spoken about his long-time feud with George Lucas. The British actor appeared in the first trilogy of Star Wars films inside the costume of Darth Vader, while the voice was provided by James Earl Jones. Prowse was also replaced by Sebastian Shaw when Darth Vader's mask was lifted in Return of the Jedi. On James Earl Jones's casting, he told Yahoo Movies: "The thing that hurt was it was all done without telling me. It was all done in a very underhand way. I didn't like it one little bit." Prowse was banned from all official Star Wars conventions in 2010, reportedly due to his leaking of movie plots at the time of filming. The actor explained that he worsened his relationship with the director by accidentally (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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"Fan Expo Canada" - August 23- 26, 2012

14 August 2012 2:47 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Confirmed guests attending the 2012 "Fan Expo Canada",  @ the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 23-26,  celebrating comic books, animation, science fiction and video gaming, will include actors Rose McGowan ("Charmed"), Gillian Anderson and William B. Davis ("The X-Files").

Also confirmed are actors Julie Benz ("Dexter"), LeVar Burton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Jamie Bamber ("Battlestar Galactica") and Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead").

Screenwriter David Hayter ("Watchmen") will also attend with director John Carpenter ("The Thing") and more confirmed actors including Chris Sarandon ("The Night Before Christmas"), Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek Voyager"), Joe Flanigan ("Stargate Atlantis"),  Amanda Tapping ("Stargate"),  Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), John Barrowman ("Doctor Who"), Alan Tudyk ("Firefly"), David Prowse ("Star Wars"),  Sean Patrick Flannery ("The Boondock Saints") and Christopher Lloyd ("Back to The Future").

With more than 80,000 fans expected and 700 exhibitors/retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, the event will also present a special 'Masquerade Ball', the official »

- M. Stevens

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now: Pitchfork Festival

8 July 2012 5:01 PM, PDT | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

AudioPlayer.setup("http://www.nerve.com/files/players/audio/player.swf", { width: 350 }); Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now: Pitchfork Festival The best picks from Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, in your very own home. by Tyler Grisham and Larry Fitzmaurice Every now and again, Nerve asks the titans of the blogsphere for their music recommendations. This week's picks come straight from the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, which is happening July 13-15. Tyler Grisham and Larry Fitzmaurice are editors at Pitchfork, and they were kind enough to grace us with their picks. You can find more information about Pitchfork Music Festival here. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (2012) (Playing Friday 7/13 at 6:15 on the Blue stage) Vancouver's Brian King and David Prowse may call themselves Japandroids, but the hard-charging rock they bash out is no joke. The duo's second album, Celebration Rock, is an all-killer-no-filler [...] »

- Tyler Grisham and Larry Fitzmaurice

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Japandroids’ Front Man on Celebration Rock, Ulcers, and Not Loving Vancouver’s Music Scene

26 June 2012 9:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Canadians are known for being polite. But they were awfully crappy to the Vancouver-based Japandroids, who felt so alienated from the insular local music scene that they actually broke up for a spell around 2008. Since then, the hard-touring duo has earned a rep for immediately rousing crowds with gleefully noisy garage-rock gems such as “Young Hearts Spark Fire ” and are getting critical high fives worldwide for their second studio album, Celebration Rock. Likewise smitten with the release, Vulture rang up unflinchingly optimistic singer-guitarist Brian King to test his mettle by asking him about a bunch of bummers: his love-hate relationship with Vancouver, his nagging health condition, and why he didn’t like Japandroids drummer David Prowse when they first met.Your perforated ulcer has interrupted your career a few times. How severe is this condition?Um, well, it depends on your point of view. I have a medical condition that »

- Nisha Gopalan

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'Star Wars' And The MTV Movie Awards: What Might Have Been

30 May 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

There were no MTV Movie Awards when “Star Wars” was released in 1977 (there was no MTV yet, either). If there were, it’s a safe bet that the film would have swept pretty much all of the categories. Aside from Movie of the Year and Best Cast, “Star Wars” would surely have blown away the competition in these races:

Best Male Performance: Harrison Ford (Han Solo)

Best Female Performance: Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

Best Comedic Performance: Anthony Daniels (C-3Po)

Breakthrough Performance: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

Best On-Screen Transformation: Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

Best Fight: David Prowse/James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) vs. Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

Best On-Screen Dirtbag: Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin)

Though the entire original “Star Wars” trilogy predated the Movie Awards, a notable honor was subsequently given to one of its most important figures. During the 1997 show, Chewbacca was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by host Mike Myers. »

- Tami Katzoff

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5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Empire Strikes Back'

21 May 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After thirty years, three terrible prequels and acres of spin-off material, the "Star Wars" brand has been somewhat tarnished. The fans are still legion, but it's become harder and harder to get excited about the series, and the highlights drift further and further from memory. That being said, we'll always a place for the original trilogy in our hearts, and much of that comes down to the second (or fifth) installment, 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back" Despite the success of the original, creator George Lucas seemed to have taken some of the criticism to heart, a took a back seat for the follow-up, handing over the directorial reins to his old film school professor Irvin Kershner ("The Eyes of Laura Mars," "The Flim-Flam Man") and hiring veteran screenwriter Leigh Brackett and bright young thing Lawrence Kasdan, who'd come to fame thanks to his as-yet-unmade scripts for "The Bodyguard" and "Continental Divide. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Kate Moss cut from Walk of Fame

18 May 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Kate Moss has been snubbed from inclusion on a Walk of Fame in her home town. The supermodel does not make a short list of ten people from the town of Croydon, part of a borough of London, drawn up by civic leaders. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'She is by far the most famous face to ever come out of Croydon. She should be an automatic choice.' Those who have made the cut include comedian Ronnie Corbett, 81, who has lived in Croydon for many years and actor Dave Prowse, 76, who played Darth Vader in three 'Star Wars' films. Local councillors are hoping to mark a new pathway being built through the town centre with »

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Stan Lee, Star Trek and More to Collide with the Whedonverse at Dallas Comic Con

17 May 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Boy, does Dallas Comic Con keep getting better and better. This weekend’s tenth anniversary of Dallas Comic Con not only features the return of comic book legend Stan Lee, but also brings Star Trek stars Sir Patrick Stewart and John de Lancie, 1960’s television dynamic duo Adam West and Burt Ward, and Whedonverse veterans  Summer Glau and James Marsters.

Here’s the details on this Dallas Comic Con, May 19-20, 2012:

What: Serving Dallas area fans since 1994, the Dallas Comic Con returns with an even bigger guest lineup than 2011 which helped greet more than 11,000 pop culture fans from all over the world!

Where: Irving Convention Center 500 W Las Colinas Blvd Irving , TX (At intersection of 114 and Nw Highway). Click here for map.

Box Office Hours:

Friday May 18th: 4:30-7:00pm,

Saturday May 19th: 9:30am,

Sunday May 20th:  10:00am

Event Hours:

Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm, »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Win! Random Prizes From Fordy’s Bog Of Eternal Stench Raffle!

5 May 2012 9:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Over the years, Tom Fordy has accrued enough fanboy memorabilia to fill two Raiders Of The Lost Ark-style warehouses. And now, to celebrate the arrival of the long-mooted ‘Hollywood Booze’ podcast, Fordy is going to share is film-related booty with you lucky readers.

Below is a list of 25 prizes – some good, some not so good – that you could be in with a chance of winning. All you need to do is listen to ‘The Hollywood Booze’ each week, and answer the question by emailing podcast@thehollywoodnews.com with the correct answer. Here are the rules:

- Each prize has been allotted a number

- Every week on The Hollywood Booze podcast we’ll announce a winner and pick a number at random

- The lucky winner will receive the correlating prize, whether it’s a good one or a dud!

You could be in with a chance of winning »

- Tom Fordy

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Happy Star Wars Day and May The Fourth Be With You!

4 May 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

May the 4th is upon us once again, which means it’s time for us to wish our awesome fans a Happy Star Wars Day! Even though Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released on May 25th, 1977, due to the clever (force/fourth) pun, May the 4th has become known among fans as Star Wars Day. With that being said, May the Fourth be with you… always.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released on May 25th, 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. The film was directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21st, 1980 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. The »

- Jason Moore

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Possible future films for Clive Owen

11 April 2012 7:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If actor Clive Owen ever finds himself at a loose end, Andrew has a few film pitches which he thinks will be a perfect fit…

Described as potentially “one note” in Empire Magazine (with the qualifying comment of “it's a bloody good note and nobody else could play it better”), Clive Owen is more versatile than many give him credit for.

After a varied career in film, stage and television with appearances of note in Chancer, Close My Eyes, the original theatrical version of Closer, and 1997's double-header of Croupier and Bent, he reached the big time in with a very strong run of films (from Sin City in 2005 through to Shoot 'Em Up in 2007). Since then he has alternated between more obviously commercial work such as Duplicity and Killer Elite with more personal, human dramas such as Intruders and The Boys are Back.

The blurb at the top of »

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