12 items from 2013
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Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
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- Gary Collinson
When Zack Snyder cast Henry Cavill as the lead in Man of Steel, it wasn't the British actor's first brush with Superman. Back in 2004, Cavill was cast as the iconic superhero in Superman: Flyby, a planned reboot from director McG (Charlie's Angels) and screenwriter J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), which ultimately fell apart when Bryan Singer came on board and cast Brandon Routh in 2006's Superman Returns. And, thanks to ThinkMcFlyThink, we have a glimpse of Cavill in the red-and-blue from his 2004 screen test for Flyby...
Superman: Flyby was intended as an origin tale that would have radically altered the traditional Superman story, with Kal-El being sent to Earth as an infant during a Civil War on Krypton and eventually coming to battle his evil cousin Ty-Zor and his three Kryptonian cronies, but only after being killed in action and subsequently resurrected. Other actors said to have been considered »
- Gary Collinson
The "Private Practice" alum gave birth to a baby boy named Atticus on Thursday (Oct. 17) with her husband. Strickland, 37, delivered Atticus during an "intimate birth in their Los Angeles home with the assistance and care of midwives and a doula," a rep tells People. "The family is overjoyed, happy and in great health."
Old-school names are having quite the comeback! Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland welcomed a baby boy named Atticus on Thursday, Oct. 17. A rep for the couple told People that "the family is overjoyed, happy and in great health." Strickland, 37, delivered little Atticus during an "intimate birth in their Los Angeles home with the assistance and care of midwives and a doula." The former Private Practice star first met her future hubby while shooting The Grudge in Japan in 2004. Then on Nov. 6, 2010, Strickland said I do to the Roswell alum, 39, in Ojai, Calif. Atticus is the first child for the couple, but he could've been called something different! Mom tweeted to Stephen Colbert »
Lies. Right from the days of the cradle, we're told that lies are bad. If you tell a porky pie, you're sent to the back of the class or up to your bedroom without even a crumb of dinner. Not that any of these threats seem to make much of an impression, given that fibbing seems to be a national disease these days. Politicians fib. Executives fib. Even an executive producer of a long-running sci-fi TV show fibs. Don't people have moral standards any more?
Not that I'm being St John here, it's just an observation. The latest Buffy offering Lie To Me got me thinking about how easy it is to lie. Certainly, in this episode, a good number of the characters are going all Pinocchio on Buffy, for reasons of their own. Buffy's beaus, in particular, are none too keen on the truth. Apart from morose gel-head Angel, »
The Conjuring movie may have broken horror genre box-office record - even considering inflation (photo: paranormal investigator Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring) James Wan’s Warner Bros.-distributed horror movie The Conjuring, starring Patrick Wilson (Little Children, Watchmen) and 2009 Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), opened with more than twice its reported $20 million production budget at 2,903 North American venues this past weekend, July 19-21, 2013. According to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo, The Conjuring took in an outstanding $41.85 million — including an estimated $3.31 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. The horror movie also earned an additional $3.4 million internationally. Which movie is the box-office record holder in the original R-rated horror movie category? The Conjuring vs. The Sixth Sense, What Lies Beneath The initial gross of James Wan’s supernatural tale means The Conjuring has had the most successful domestic opening ever for an »
- Zac Gille
The Conjuring: ‘True story’ horror movie box office beats (much) costlier competition (Photo: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring) James Wan’s $20 million-budgeted horror movie The Conjuring, starring Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Patrick Wilson, may end up grossing about twice its production cost at the North American box office this weekend, July 19-21, 2013. According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, The Conjuring scored a highly impressive $17.03 million from 2,903 venues on Friday — including $3.31 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. That means Wan’s generally well-received effort (see below) may end up boasting the biggest domestic opening ever for an original R-rated horror movie — well, if you pretend inflation doesn’t exist. Now, inflation plays no role among this weekend’s films: The Conjuring has been leaving far behind three other (way costlier) new releases: DreamWorks Animation’s »
- Zac Gille
The Conjuring box office: Biggest opening weekend ever for an original R-rated horror movie? (Photo: Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring) The Conjuring, James Wan’s low-budget horror movie starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, collected an impressive $3.31 million from Thursday midnight screenings (July 18-19, 2013) according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That site’s Ray Subers is expecting The Conjuring, which has a somewhat surprising 84% approval rating and 7.3/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics, to gross close to $38 million from 2,903 locations by Sunday evening — thus leaving far behind this weekend’s crowded competition, which includes DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo, the Ryan Reynolds / Jeff Bridges actioner R.I.P.D., and the Bruce Willis / Mary-Louise Parker action sequel Red 2. (Update: “The Conjuring: ‘True Story’ Horror Movie Box Office Beats Costlier Competition.”) If Subers is right, the $20 million-budgeted The Conjuring will boast the biggest domestic opening ever for an original R-rated horror movie — that is, »
- Zac Gille
Congratulations to the happy couple! Former Roswell star Jason Behr and his actress wife KaDee Strickland are expecting their first child together in the fall, her rep confirmed to E! News. Strickland, who recently gave birth to triplets on the hit show Private Practice, is said to give birth in the fall. The two television actors originally met in Japan in 2004 on the set of the film Grudge, and later tied the knot in Ojai, Calif. in November 2006. Behr's Roswell costar Shiri Appleby is also in the family way. The actress welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Natalie, earlier this year. Best wishes to the soon-to-be family of three! »
The Private Practice star, 37, is due in the fall.
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"We shared an affinity for the culture, food and art, yet we were just friends," Strickland told InStyle Weddings about their initial meeting. "[But after filming wrapped], I got home and realized I couldn't live without him."
The two have been married since November 2006. »
KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr have a baby on the way! The actress -- whose character, Charlotte King, welcomed triplets during the final season of Private Practice -- is pregnant with her first child, Strickland's rep tells Us Weekly. The Fever Pitch actress, 37, and her Breakout Kings husband, 39, will become parents this fall. The actors met on the set of the 2004 movie The Grudge, and Behr popped the question the following year. "It was completely shocking, and it happened on my 30th birthday," Strickland told [...] »
How on Earth can they do that? And yeah, it's happening on Earth ...Since the word "crossover" was invented, fans of "Star Trek" have been begging for some type of crossover episode or movie, whether it be with George Lucas' "Star Wars" franchise, or even the wildly popular "X-Men" series. Well, someone at Paramount was listening, and there finally will be a crossover, according to Hercules from Ain't It Cool News. However, it's not going to be Picard and Professor X fighting side by side or Capt. Kirk vs. Darth Vader. Instead, it's going to be Max Evans (Jason Behr) going head to head with Jonathan Frakes on the set of "Enterprise." In a story that has received absolutely no confirmation whatsoever (so treat it as you would any other rumor), Roswell's fourth episode on Upn, called "Secrets »
12 items from 2013
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