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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Hawkeye'

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Take another look @ Marvel Comics superhero archer 'Hawkeye' (Jeremy Renner) in action on the set of Marvel Studios' "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

'Hawkeye' was created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Don Heck debuting in Marvel's "Tales Of Suspense" #57 as a villain who reforms and joins the Avengers.

"...'Clint Barton', orphaned at an early age, escaped the orphanage with his older brother 'Barney' falling in with a traveling circus.Needing food and shelter, Clint and Barney decided to work for the performers.

"Two performers, 'Swordsman' and 'Trickshot', saw potential in Clint and took him under their wing. Trickshot taught Clint archery while Swordsman taught Clint acrobatics and knife throwing.

"One night Clint overheard that a great sum of money had been stolen from the ringmaster the night before. He finds out it was stolen by the Swordsman. Swordsman was quick to offer Clint a cut of »

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron"- Behold The 'Vision'

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Tale another look @ Marvel Comics' superhero the 'Vision' in director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios' "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

The 'Vision' was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator John Buscema...

...debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Avengers" #57 (Oct. 1968).

"...according to the original story, the robot 'Ultron' is the creator of the 'Vision'...

"...a type of android he calls a 'synthezoid'...

"...for use against Ultron's own creator, 'Dr. Henry Pym' aka 'Ant-Man'.

"Temporarily controlled by Ultron, the Vision rebuilds Ultron of indestructible 'adamantium'...

"...and battles the Avengers before regaining his self-control.

"The Vision also hooks up with 'Wanda Maximoff', aka mutant 'Scarlet Witch', with whom he later becomes romantically (?!) involved.

"The 'Solar Jewel' on the Vision's forehead absorbs ambient solar energy providing power to function...

"...also capable of discharging as optic beams, infrared and microwave radiation. 

"The Vision also possesses the ability to manipulate his density, which »

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"Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" Updates

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Sneak Peek the first trailer revealing your first look @ official footage from director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens", the first of a new trilogy of films from Lucasfilm and Disney:

"...set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the 'Empire' and the demise of 'Darth Vader', the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments...."

"Star Wars: Episode VII- A Force Awakens" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions.

The new film is intended to be the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series.

Cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie.

Also starring are Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

The new film is the »

- Michael Stevens

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"The Simpsons: I Won't Be Home For Christmas"

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Sneak Peek new images from "The Simpsons" episode "I Won't Be Home For Christmas", premiering December 7, 2014 on Fox:

"...after 'Moe' convinces 'Homer' to stay out drinking on 'Christmas Eve', 'Marge' tells Homer not to come home.

"This leads to Homer's sad trek through lonely 'Springfield', where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is @ home..."

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Close On The 'Bat-Suit'

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Take another look @ close-up images of the 'Bat-Suit', worn by actor Ben Affleck in director Zack Snyder's currently filming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

"...'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' stars Henry Cavill in the role of 'Clark Kent'/'Superman', Ben Affleck as 'Bruce Wayne'/Batman'...

"...Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince'/'Wonder Woman', with Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane', Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White', Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent', returning from 'Man of Steel'...

"...Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor', Jeremy Irons as 'Alfred' and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

"'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is based on 'Superman' characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, 'Batman' characters created by Bob Kane and 'Wonder Woman' created by William Moulton Marston...

"...appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. »

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"Wonder Woman" Movie Updates

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According to reports, Warners have signed a female director, noted for work on "Breaking Bad" and "Game Of Thrones", to develop and helm a big screen "Wonder Woman" feature set for a 2017 release, starring Gal Gadot:

Michelle MacLaren will direct the "Wonder Woman" solo feature with director Zack Snyder introducing Gal Gadot as 'Wonder Woman' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", then producing MacLaren's spin-off feature with Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder.

The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by William Moulton Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for "National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics" (DC Comics). 

He created his female superhero, in a field dominated by male characters, inspired by his mistress Olive Byrne, who lived with him and his wife in a 'polygamous, polyamorous' relationship.

Having 2 children with both women, »

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"Thanksgiving" Turkeys

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Sneak Peek vintage comic book covers featuring 'Thanksgiving Day', a Us national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks for a good year:

Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

"...in the Us, the modern 'Thanksgiving' holiday tradition is traced to a documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest.

"'Pilgrims' and 'Puritans' who began emigrating from England in the 1620's and 1630's carried the tradition of 'Days of Fasting' and 'Days of Thanksgiving' with them to New England..."

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More "Doctor Who Christmas Special"

27 November 2014 1:38 PM, PST

Take amother look @ the tenth "Doctor Who" Christmas special, starring Peter Capaldi as the alien Time Lord 'Doctor Who' and Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead") as 'Santa Claus':

"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'. 

"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.

"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."

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- Michael Stevens

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"Kingsman: The Secret Service" From The Director Of "Kick-Ass"

27 November 2014 10:22 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new footage from "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming big screen comic book adaptation "Kingsman: The Secret Service".

Cast includes Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.

Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman and produces through his Marv Films banner.

"...the world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career.

"But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next 'James Bond'?

"What's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside 'Mount Everest'?

"Under the supervision of 'Uncle Jack', the spy skills of 'Gary' blossom--

"...but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings...

"...the knowledge comes at a price.

"The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when »

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"A Most Violent Year" In New York City

27 November 2014 10:20 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more footage from writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder...

"...where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

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- Michael Stevens

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"Unfnished Business" Restricted Footage

27 November 2014 10:20 AM, PST

Sneak Peek a new restricted 'red band' trailer from director Ken Scott's comedy feature "Unfinished Business" (aka "Business Trip", starring Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Frost and James Marsden, opening March 6, 2015:

"...a hard-working small business owner (Vaughn) and his two associates (Wilkinson, Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives.

"But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive 'sex fetish' event and a global economic summit..."

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- Michael Stevens

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'Catwoman' Covers "Elle"

26 November 2014 9:12 PM, PST

Take another look @ images, plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in the November 2014 issue of "Elle" (UK) magazine:

Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.

Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films including "Havoc" and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). She starred in "The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and "Becoming Jane" (2007).

In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".

In 2011, Hathaway had a voice role in the animated film "Rio", followed by her performance as 'Selina Kyle', aka 'Catwoman' in "The Dark Knight Rises »

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Hayley Atwell's "Hunger"

26 November 2014 8:58 PM, PST

Sneak Peek new images of Brit actress Hayley Atwell ("Agent Carter") in a recent issue of "Hunger" magazine:

Atwell's first feature film role was in the 2007 feature "Cassandra's Dream", followed by the 2008 film "The Duchess" and "Brideshead Revisited".

She appeared in the AMC 2009 miniseries "The Prisoner" and in 2010, she starred in the UK Channel 4 adaptation of author William Boyd's novel "Any Human Heart".

Atwell played 'Agent Peggy Carter' in Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The First Avenger", then voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game "Captain America: Super Soldier". She reprised the role in the 2013 short film "Agent Carter", the 2014 film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Atwell will continue in the 'Marvel Cinematic Unverse' as 'Peggy Carter' in ABC's "Agent Carter" and will reprise the character again in the 2015 release "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

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Enter Marvel's "Agent Carter"

26 November 2014 10:08 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new footage from Marvel's "Agent Carter" TV series, starring female secret agent 'Peggy Carter' (Hayley Atwell) (soon to appear in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"), whose character will fill in the gaps between WWII and the modern era of 'Marvel's Cinematic Universe', as an eight-part miniseries while "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." takes its midseason break:

"...It's 1946, and peace has dealt 'Peggy Carter' a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. 

"Working for the covert 'Ssr' ('Strategic Scientific Reserve'), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for 'Howard Stark'...

"...all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--'Steve Rogers'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Agent Carter"...

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"Flash vs Arrow" - More Footage Revealed

26 November 2014 6:56 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more footage from The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash" crossover episode "Flash vs. Arrow", directed by Glen Winter from a story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski, Brooke Eikmeier, airing December 2, 2014:

"...'Barry' (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when 'Oliver' (Stephen Amell), 'Felicity' (Emily Bett Rickards) and 'Diggle' (David Ramsey) come to 'Central City' to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang.

"Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop 'Ray Bivolo' (Patrick Sabongui), the meta-human Barry is currently tracking.

"Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected.

"When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However »

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" - 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

26 November 2014 6:37 AM, PST

From The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.Ca, Sneak Peek "the good, the bad and the ugly" in director Francis Lawrence' "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1", starring Jennifer Lawrence:

Michael Stevens for "The Good" :

"Mockingjay" has some interesting action sequences.

I also enjoyed Donald Sutherland relishing his screen time as the evil 'President Snow'. 

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers a good-natured last screen performance...

Jennifer Lawrence as 'Katniss' makes emotional use of her extreme close-ups...

Julianne Moore is quite lovely as  'President Alma Coin' and Natalie Dormer cuts a fearsome figure as 'Cressida'.

Graf Orlok for "The Bad":

I must admit (along with millions of other people) that I may have previously caught a 'glimpse' of those Jennifer Lawrence 'cloud' images on the internet. 

That being said, the actress has now endeared herself to me even more than before. I cannot stop looking at her, »

- Michael Stevens

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron"- 'Ulysses Klaw' and 'Vibranium'

26 November 2014 5:37 AM, PST

Sneak Peek actor, motion capture artist Andy Serkis, reportedly playing Marvel Comics'  'Ulysses Klaw', arch-enemy of the 'Black Panther', from director Joss Whedon's upcoming Marvel Studios' feature "Avengers: Age of Ultron":

"...'Ulysses Klaw' first appears in flashback in Marvel Comics' 'Fantastic Four' #53 (Aug 1966) as a physicist working in the field of applied sonics. 

"Designing a sound transducer to convert sound waves into physical mass, Klaw steals the metal 'vibranium' - a substance known to exist only in certain meteoric deposits in the small African nation of 'Wakanda' - to power his device.

"In doing this, Klaw comes into conflict with the Wakandan ruler/superhero 'T'Chaka', whom Klaw murders in cold blood. T'Chaka's adolescent son 'T'Challa', who followed his father to watch him combat the invaders, then attacks Klaw as the 'Black Panther' to avenge his father, maiming him by costing the villain his right hand. »

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Paradise Island'

26 November 2014 5:01 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new footage of the 'Amazonian' home of 'Wonder Woman', aka 'Themyscira', on 'Paradise Island', plus more coverage of actor Henry Cavill as 'Superman', in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", currently shooting in the southern New Mexico desert:

"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, starring Henry Cavill as 'Superman'/'Clark Kent' and Ben Affleck as 'Batman'/'Bruce Wayne', Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane', Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White', Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent', Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor', Ray Fisher as 'Cyborg' and Gal Gadot as 'Wonder Woman'/'Diana Prince'.

The "Man Of Steel" sequel opens March 25, 2016.

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"Pan" Footage Revealed

25 November 2014 7:49 PM, PST

Sneak Peek new footage,plus your first look @ Rooney Mara ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") as 'Tiger Lilly' and Hugh Jackman ("The Wolverine") as the pirate villain 'Blackbeard', in director Joe Wright's upcoming fantasy feature "Pan", opening July 17, 2015:

Cast also includes Garrett Hedlund as 'James Hook', Levi Miller as 'Peter Pan', Amanda Seyfried as 'Mary', Kathy Burke as 'Mother Barnabas', Leni Zieglmeier as 'Wendy Darling', Jack Charles as 'The Chief', Adeel Akhtar as 'Smee', Na Tae-joo as 'Kwahu' and super-model Cara Delevingne as a 'mermaid':

Produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster, the "Pan" screenplay was written by Jason Fuchs, based on author J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan".

From Berlanti Productions, "Pan" will be distributed by Warner Bros. July 17, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Pan"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - The Mighty 'Thor'

25 November 2014 7:31 PM, PST

Take another look @ actor Chris Hemsworth as Marvel Comics' hammer-swinging Norse thunder god 'Thor', on the set of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the 'Avengers', produced by Marvel Studios and to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's "The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU).

The new film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that along with Hemsworth, includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and James Spader.

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is primarily shot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, with additional footage filmed in Italy, South Korea and various locations around England.

"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly »

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