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"Pretty Little Liars: Mona Mania" - January 15, 2013

20 December 2012 8:09 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new images from ABC Family's teen mystery series "Pretty Little Liars", returning January 15, 2013 with the episode "Mona-Mania!" :

With the original pilot lensed in Vancouver, "Pretty Little Liars" is loosely based on the series of novels written by author Sara Shepard, set in the fictional town of 'Rosewood', Pennsylvania, following the lives of 'Aria Montgomery' (Lucy Hale), 'Hanna Marin' (Ashley Benson), 'Spencer Hastings' (Troian Bellisario) and 'Emily Fields' (Shay Mitchell). 

The four girls clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, 'Alison Dilaurentis' (Sasha Pieterse). One year later, they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure using the name 'A' who threatens to expose their secrets. At first they think it's Alison herself, but after she is found dead, the girls realize that someone else knows their secrets—including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.

In "Mona Mania!"  : "...after the shocking events at the school marathon, »

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New Trailer For "The Great Gatsby"

20 December 2012 7:06 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new poster images and the trailer from director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of  "The Great Gatsby".

The film is based on the novel of the same name by author F. Scott Fitzgerald :

"...would-be writer 'Nick Carraway' leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. 

"Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, 'Jay Gatsby', and across the bay from his cousin, 'Daisy' and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, 'Tom Buchanan'. 

"Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. 

"As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles..."

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"Psych" Renewed For Season 8

20 December 2012 6:30 AM, PST

VancouverFilm.Net reports that the action comedy TV series "Psych" has been renewed for an eighth season by the USA Network, starring James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson.

The seventh season debuts February 27, 2013, with a 16-episode run including the show's 100th episode, plus a two-hour musical special.

Created by Steve Franks, Roday stars as 'Shawn Spencer', a crime consultant for the 'Santa Barbara Police Department' whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities. Hill co-stars as Shawn's best friend and partner 'Burton "Gus" Guster'.

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Noomi Rapace Is In "Vogue"

19 December 2012 8:38 AM, PST

Sneak Peek Swedish actress Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), in a 'fashion forward' editorial spread appearing in the December 2012 issue of "Vogue Italia"magazine.

Photographed by Michelangelo di Battista, Rapace was dressed by Vogue fashion editor Alice Gentilucci in a cold, futuristic look from designers Valentino, Philip Treacy, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen.

Hair is by Malcolm Edwards

Makeup is by Sharon Dowsett.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Noomi Rapace in the new Rolling Stones music video "Doom and Gloom"...

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"Oz": Must Be The Season Of The Witch

19 December 2012 7:57 AM, PST

Sneak Peek the creepy new 'buxom-witch' poster and trailer footage from the upcoming, $200 million 3D fantasy feature, "Oz: The Great and Powerful", directed by Sam Raimi. ("Evil Dead").

The film adapts author L. Frank Baum's public domain novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and is noted as a prequel to the 1939 classic film "The Wizard of Oz".

"...when 'Oscar Diggs' (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant 'Land of Oz', he thinks he’s hit the jackpot.

"Fame and fortune are his for the taking... that is until he meets the witches. 

"The witches are 'Theodora' (Mila Kunis), 'Evanora' (Rachel Weisz), and 'Glinda' (Michelle Williams) who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.

"Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is »

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Beyond The "Fringe" - January 18, 2013

19 December 2012 7:44 AM, PST

From VancouverFilm.Net, Sneak Peek the 5th and final season of the Vancouver-lensed paranormal TV series "Fringe", concluding January 18, 2013, with a two-hour series finale.

"...'Fringe' follows the casework of the 'Fringe Division', a 'Joint Federal Task Force' supported by the 'Federal Bureau of Investigation', which includes 'Agent Olivia Dunham', 'Dr. Walter Bishop', 'Peter Bishop', 'Phillip Broyles' and 'Agent Astrid Farnsworth'.

"The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to 'fringe science', ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to a possible collision of two parallel universes.

"The Fringe Division's work often intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called 'Massive Dynamic', founded by Walter's former partner, 'Dr. William Bell', and run by their common friend, 'Nina Sharp'. 

The team is also watched silently by a group of men  called the "Observers"..."

"Fringe" has also spun-off two six-part comic book series and an alternate reality game.

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"Cheech & Chong" All Dolled Up

19 December 2012 6:01 AM, PST

From Entertainment Earth, Sneak Peek the limited edition "Cheech & Chong" 17 and 18-inch 'dude-talking' plush dolls, wardrobed as the characters 'Pedro' and 'Man', from the classic comedy feature "Up In Smoke".

"...bring 'Cheech  Marin' home, with this 17-inch Talking Plush Doll. Phrases include, 'Is that a joint, man?', 'Is it heavy stuff, man?' and 'Am I driving Ok, man?'..."

"...bring 'Tommy Chong' home,with this 18-inch Talking Plush Doll. Phrases include 'Do you wanna get high, man?', 'Toke, Toke it up, man!', and 'My dog ate my stash, man.'..."

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Spoiler Footage and Music Soundtrack From "Django Unchained"

19 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST

Sneak Peek over 12 minutes of  'B-Roll'  behind-the-scenes spoiler footage and listen to the entire soundtrack from director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slavery exploitation western, "Django Unchained".

The 23 tracks from the film include 3 compositions by classic 'spaghetti-western' composer Ennio Morricone and dialogue sequences from actors Samuel L. Jackson as 'Stephen the Poker Player' and Christoph Waltz as 'King Schultz'.

...set in the South two years before the Civil War, the film stars Jamie Foxx as 'Django', a slave with a brutal history with his former owners. 

"Then Django lands face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter 'Dr. King Schultz' (Christoph Waltz).

"Schultz is on the trail of the murderous 'Brittle' brothers.

"Only Django can lead him to his bounty.

"The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles–dead or alive...."

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"Identity Thief": She's Having The Time Of His Life

19 December 2012 5:59 AM, PST

Sneak Peek two trailers supporting director Seth Gordon’s upcoming comedy feature "Identity Thief", starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.

Cast also includes Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip't.I.' Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet :

"...unlimited funds have allowed 'Diana' (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads 'Sandy Bigelow Patterson' and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

"With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real  'Sandy Bigelow Patterson'  heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will »

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"Parker": Enter Jennifer Lopez

18 December 2012 5:39 PM, PST

Sneak Peek a special behind-the-scenes featurette from director  Taylor Hackford's new crime thriller "Parker", starring  Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez :

"...'Parker' (Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don't hurt people who don't deserve it. 

"But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.

"Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. 

"Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, 'Leslie' (Lopez), a savvy insider, short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean..."

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'Super-Size' Episodes For "Game Of Thrones: Season 3"

18 December 2012 11:41 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new Season 3 images and a restricted video clip from HBO's medieval fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones".

According to producers, Season 3 will premiere March 31, 2013, with longer episodes.

"There’s almost another full episode' worth of extra minutes spread across the season," said showrunner Dan Weiss. "One of the great liberties with HBO is we're not forced to come in at a specific time. We can’t be under 50 minutes or over 60, but that still gives us a lot of flexibility..."

"...a super-sized season, as befitting 'Storm of Swords'", added showrunner David Benioff. "Last year we had a lot of 52-minute episodes. This year is a lot of 56, 57..."

HBO's "Game Of Thrones" is based on the first half of author George R. R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords", the third novel in his "A Song Of Fire and Ice" book series.

Season 3 cast includes Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, »

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"Arrow" Gets "Burned" By 'Firefly' - January 16, 2013

18 December 2012 11:39 AM, PST

From VancouverFilm.Net, Sneak Peek new images and 2 clips of footage featuring actor Andrew Dunbar ("Sgu Stargate Universe") as 'Garfield Lynns' aka DC comic book villain 'Firefly' in the "Arrow" episode "Burned", airing January 16, 2013 on CW.

"...'Oliver' meets 'Garfield', a fireman badly burned three years previously. 

"During that time, while on duty, Garfield's 'Fire Chief' left him behind in the midst of a deadly blaze. 

"The ordeal ultimately forged Garfield into a bitter, vengeful man called 'Firefly'....

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Paz De La Huerta Covers "Playboy" - January 2013

18 December 2012 11:37 AM, PST

Sneak Peek actress Paz De La Huerta ("Boardwalk Empire") revealed in a new cover and editorial spread for Playboy Magazine January 2013.

De La Huerta's first film was the "The Cider House Rules".

This was followed by several independent films including director Jim Jarmusch' "The Limits of Control".

As the current 'face' for Agent Provocateur, De La Huerta also currently appears as the character 'Lucy Danziger' on HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire".

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Vin Diesel Takes A Shine To Big Screen "Kojak"

18 December 2012 11:27 AM, PST

According to internet reports writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade ("Skyfall") will update the CBS TV series "Kojak" as a feature film for Universal, starring actor Vin Diesel, who will also co-produce with Samantha Vincent for One Race Films.

The original "Kojak" TV series, created by Oscar winning writer Abby Mann, as a gritty police procedural, with a subtext focusing on institutionalized prejudice and the civil rights of suspects and witnesses, starred actor Telly Savalas as New York City Police Department 'Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak'.

The series aired October 24, 1973 to March 18, 1978 :

"...'Lieutenant Theodore 'Theo') Kojak (Savalas) is a dapper, New York City policeman, fond of 'Tootsie Roll Pops' and using the catchphrase, 'Who loves ya, baby?'.

"Stubborn and tenacious in his investigation of crimes, he also displays a dark, cynical wit and a tendency to bend the rules if it brought a criminal to justice..."

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Jessica Biel Covers "Elle"- January 2013

18 December 2012 6:35 AM, PST

Sneak Peek actress Jessica Biel in the January 2013 issue of Us "Elle" Us, photographed in Paris by Thomas Whiteside, plus a clip of restricted footage, showcasing the actress in the film "Powder Blue".

Biel posed with the industry's top fashion designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Louboutin, Isabel Marant, Nicola Formichetti of Mugler, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Maria Grazia Chiuri/Pierpaolo Piccioli of Balmain and Giambattista Valli.

Elle’s creative director Joe Zee styled the brunette in the designers’ spring collections.

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"Kick-Ass 2" Collars 'Night Bitch'

18 December 2012 6:31 AM, PST

Sneak Peek another look @ Canadian actress Lindy Booth appearing in the role of  'Night Bitch' during filming of the Universal  feature "Kick-Ass 2", based on the Marvel Icon imprint comic book series.

"...inspired by the masked vigilante 'Kick-Ass", the identity of 'Night Bitch' is unknown, as is her questionable past.

 "Armed with a long pole that matches the color of her costume, she joined 'Justice Forever' and participated in their first mission, to shut down a human trafficking organization..."

"Kick-Ass 2", created by writer Mark Millar and illustrator John Romita Jr., follows main character 'Dave Lizewski', aka 'Kick-Ass' (Aaron Johnson).

Kick-Ass is trying to form a team of heroes, while preparing for the arrival of enemy 'The Red Mist' who is gathering a team of villains to defeat both Kick-Ass and 'Hit-Girl'. 

"...Hit-Girl trains Kick-Ass to be a better hero while the two try to keep their real identities a secret. »

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"Boardwalk Empire" Women Revealed

18 December 2012 4:56 AM, PST

Sneak Peek a compilation of restricted scenes from HBO's 12-time Emmy award-winning dramatic TV series "Boardwalk Empire", currently in production on a fourth season.

Set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the 'Prohibition' era of the 1920's, the series stars Steve Buscemi as 'Nucky Thompson', based on the book about historical criminal kingpin 'Enoch L. Johnson' by author Nelson Johnson, titled "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City'.

The first episode, budgeted at an unprecedented $18 million, was directed by Martin Scorsese :

"...'Boardwalk Empire' is a period drama focusing on 'Enoch Nucky Thompson', a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920's and 1930's. 

"Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including gangsters, politicians, government agents and the 'common folk' who look up to him. 

"The »

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Final Countdown To "Zero Dark Thirty"

17 December 2012 1:07 PM, PST

Sneak Peek the final trailer from director Kathryn Bigelow’s action drama "Zero Dark Thirty", starring Jessica Chastain as an obsessed 'CIA' analyst :

"...for a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate bin Laden.

"'Zero Dark Thirty' reunites the Oscar(R) winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal ('The Hurt Locker') for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man..."

"Zero Dark Thirty" opens in NY and La, December 19, 2012 before a North American expansion, January 11, 2013.

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"Masks" Go On The Offensive

17 December 2012 1:05 PM, PST

From TorontoCatwoman.Com, Sneak Peek Dynamite Entertainment's "Masks" #5, available March 2013, written by Chris Roberson, and illustrated by Dennis Calero, with covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Jack Herbert and Stephen Segovia :

"...the 'Justice Party' tightens its grip on the 'Empire State' and the vigilantes are preparing to go on the offensive. 

"The Shadow', 'Miss Fury', 'Green Hornet', 'Black Bat' and the other heroes gather enough evidence to prove that the public officials who have established the new fascist police state are merely the pawns of more sinister forces who lurk unseen.

"No one has heard from the 'Spider' since he left for Albany to investigate the new governor, and he is feared dead, captured, or worse. 

"And while Green Hornet, 'Black Terror', Miss Fury, and others join the Shadow in preparing to attack the hidden masters of the Justice Party, two fugitives take to the streets..."

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"Star Trek Into Darkness" Spoilers

17 December 2012 12:46 PM, PST

Sneak Peek the official full teaser trailer plus a spoiler synopsis of the special "Star Trek Into Darkness" nine-minute prologue that was screened before the first IMAX showing of "The Hobbit", December 14, 2012 :

"...London Stardate, 2259.55.

"...a futuristic London is established with buildings stretching out towards the horizon. 

Cut To :

"An alarm goes off in a bedroom and a giant dog jumps into the bed of a married couple (Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor). 

Cut To:

"Together they take their hover car through the countryside to a hospital. 

Cut To:

"While talking to a doctor, patients glide by asleep on hovering gurneys.  

Cut To:

"The couple stand over the bed of a little girl. The sick child looks very ill. A stuffed toy is replaced with a new toy. The mother is filled with grief, but the man is fueled with rage. 

Cut To:

"Standing outside, someone speaks from behind the husband's shoulder. »

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