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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Confirms Michael Emerson and Mark Valley

26 December 2012 9:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman must battle old friends and foes on two fronts in the epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller's masterpiece in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives January 29, 2013 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include UltraViolet.

With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime - but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman's unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker's diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity, »

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Full synopsis and Blu-ray special features for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

18 December 2012 11:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Home Video is set to release the concluding chapter of its animated adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns next month [if you've not seen the first part yet, then seek it out immediately], and thanks to an official press release we now have a full synopsis, as well as a rundown of the special features set to accompany the Blu-ray...

With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman’s unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker’s diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity, and the Man of Steel’s seemingly invincible physical presence, the Dark Knight must confront adversaries and allies simultaneously while maintaining the peace in Gotham City.

Primetime television stars Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, »

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Harrison Ford Joining Rob Reiner's 'You Belong to Me with Zac Efron

1 November 2012 2:14 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Lately Harrison Ford has been dabbling in sci-fi again with Cowboys & Aliens and the adaptation of Ender's Game coming next year. But soon he'll get more grounded with the financial thriller Paranoia, facing off against Gary Oldman, and now he's taking on another thriller. The Wrap has word that Ford and Zac Efron are in talks to star in You Belong to Me, a thriller described as being in the same vein as Cape Fear. What's really interesting about this new project is that This is Spinal Tap and When Harry Met Sally director Rob Reiner is behind the film that's looking to start shooting in March of next year. More below! The story follows Ford as a psychiatrist who has a difficult time after one of his female patients commits suicide. He ends up bonding with her brother James (Efron). But things become more difficult when he lets James »

- Ethan Anderton

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Harrison Ford & Zac Efron Sign On For Rob Reiner’s Belong To

1 November 2012 7:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Unless by some bizarre turn of events in which Harrison Ford is summoned for the non-George Lucas Star Wars trilogy to play an older, slower Han Solo, it seems that the man will just have to find work elsewhere. And recent reports say he’s doing just that, having signed on to star in Ender’s Game, 42, Paranoia, and now alongside tween idol Zac Efron in Rob Reiner‘s upcoming Belong To.

Despite the fact that Harrison Ford was once the biggest actor of all-time and his movies would regularly bring in massive audience hauls, his career hasn’t exactly flourished over the course of this century.

It’s a shame, given his obvious appeal as three of the most iconic characters ever put to screen (Indiana Jones, Han Solo and Rick Deckard, of course). Many of his latest films have been genuine duds, most of which have just… »

- T.J. Barnard

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Review: Hello Quo!

30 October 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

My dad would love this film. He raised me on a diet of Status Quo, Queen and Gloria Estefan (no really), so this documentary was practically made for him. Naturally, if you’re a fellow Quo fan you’ll love it too.

But what if you’re not? What if you don’t miss long hair, making denim look good, and Brian May talking music instead of badger culls? In short, what if you’re a young person – are the life, times and reunion of this supposedly seminal band really for you?

For legal reasons: absolutely. How else would you discover that Status Quo once sued the BBC after Radio One quit playing their records on the grounds they were “too old”?

In all seriousness, it’s anecdotes like that which make Hello Quo! a treat for anybody. The rags to riches tale – following the band from grimy East End »

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Chris O’Dowd’s new TV show adds to its cast

24 October 2012 11:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Several months ago HBO and the BBC announced they were collaborating with acclaimed comedic writer Christopher Guest for a new television series called Family Tree starring Ireland’s hardest working film star at the moment, Chris O’ Dowd (Bridesmaids, Friends with Kids). The show centres on O’Dowd’s character Tom Chadwick who is going through a bit of a rough time after being fired from his job and breaking up with his girlfriend. After inheriting a box from a Great Aunt he had never met, he embarks on a journey to discover his roots.

There have been a host of familiar faces added to the new series and according to Deadline, British stars Nina Conti (Her Master’s Voice) and Tom Bennett (Phone Shop) have signed on to play the respective roles of Tom’s Sister and his best friend, with the latest addition being Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture »

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'PhoneShop' star Tom Bennett joins Chris O'Dowd HBO comedy

23 October 2012 10:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

PhoneShop actor Tom Bennett has joined Chris O'Dowd's new HBO comedy. Family Tree - from This Is Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest - will focus on Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd), a man searching for his long-lost relatives who stumbles across a string of unusual characters and stories. Bennett will play Tom's best friend, while actress and comedian Nina Conti has also been cast as the lead's sister, Deadline reports. Amy Seimetz has also joined Family Tree as aspiring writer Ally, who meets Tom when he visits Los Angeles. (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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No Joking: Mel Brooks gets profiled on American Masters

16 October 2012 7:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There are only 14 entertainers who have can be classified as an Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners and one of them is getting the documentary treatment on American Masters, Mel Brooks.  Though the comedian has not shied away from performing on camera he has been reluctant until now to be interviewed for the career profile which will be broadcast in May 2013 on the Emmy Award lauded PBS series.

American Masters Mel Brooks (w.t.) which was made by filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg (Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer) features insights from Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick (Ladyhawke), Nathan Lane (The Birdcage), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show), Carl Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap), and Joan Rivers (The Swimmer).  "When they called me to say I had been chosen as the next 'American Master' I thought they said I was chosen to be the next Dutch Master,” joked Brooks who is the »

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Nycc: Marvel and DC animation round-up

15 October 2012 9:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rounding up all the Marvel and DC animated announcements from the 2012 New York Comic Con, including Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Superman: Unbound, Justice League: Flashpoint, Lego Batman: DC Heroes Unite and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2...

While the big news from Saturday's Nycc Marvel Television Presents panel was the return of Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson for Joss Whedon's live-action S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, it was also announced that two of Marvel Animation's upcoming shows - Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. - will premiere on Disney Xd's Marvel Universe programming block in the summer of 2013.

Along with the above promo art, an official press release offered up a brief synopsis of both shows, along »

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The Week in Spandex - The Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Justice League, The Dark Knight Rises, Arrow and more

15 October 2012 12:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Daredevil, Marvel Animation, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Kick-Ass 2, Chronicle 2, Justice League, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight Returns, DC Nation and Arrow...

...Now that The Avengers has received its home-entertainment release (raking in an additional $103m in North America after just five days of sales), all eyes are turning towards Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with cameras currently rolling on Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World and development well underway on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite the fact that Iron Man 3 will get Phase Two underway next spring, it's fellow 2013 release Thor: The Dark World that's the »

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Billy Crystal's Favorite Role

13 October 2012 9:27 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

With over 35 years in showbusiness, Billy Crystal has played some iconic roles: Morty the Mime of "This Is Spinal Tap," Dr. Ben Sobel as seen in "Analyze This" and "Analyze That," and of course Harry Burns from the Nora Ephron-scripted "When Harry Met Sally..."

Crystal's favorite role, however, isn't one of those characters. Rather, it's Mike Wazowski, the one-eyed animated monster Crystal voiced in "Monsters, Inc."

In an interview with THR, Crystal said of Mike Wazowski, “He’s my favorite character I’ve ever played.”

With $255 million in domestic grosses, "Monsters Inc." is Crystal's biggest box office hit. He gets the chance to return to his most cherished role in the upcoming "Monsters University," a prequel to the original film, which is due out on June 21, 2013. Audiences won't have to wait that long to see Crystal, though: He's also teaming up with Bette Midler for the holiday release of "Parental Guidance. »

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Batman is back in the first trailer for The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

11 October 2012 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month Warner Home Entertainment released the first instalment of its two-part animated adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal comic book tale Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (which, if you're yet to see, is fantastic), and after screening footage from the concluding chapter at the New York Comic Con this past weekend, WB has now debuted the trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, which arrived online earlier today via MTV.

Having donned the cape and cowl once more to defeat the Mutant Leader, The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 sees Batman leading the newly-formed vigilante gang the Sons of Batman in an effort to protect Gotham after a nuclear winter descends over the city following the detonation of a warhead. The Dark Knight's reemergence also causes his arch-nemesis The Joker to awaken from a state of catatonia in Arkham, and as Gotham's new Police Commissioner Ellen Yindel leads a manhunt against Batman, »

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Inaugural First Time Fest Seeking Submissions, Announces John Huston Lifetime Achievement Prize

28 September 2012 1:43 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A new film festival is seeking submissions for its inaugural event. First Time Fest will celebrate first time filmmakers and offer a Grand Prize of theatrical distribution.  The festival will take place at New York City's Gramercy Park Players Club and the Loews Village VII theater from March 1-4, 2013. The festival states; Just as Quentin Tarantino had "Reservoir Dogs," Orson Welles his "Citizen Kane," Sam Mendes’ "American Beauty," Rob Reiner with "This is Spinal Tap," and John Huston had "The Maltese Falcon," as their first works, First Time Fest’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great cinema by first time screenwriters, producers, directors, editors, composers and cinematographers. First Time Fest is a combination of a traditional film festival and an audience participation event. Twelve finalists will be chosen from the submission pool and screened during the festival for »

- Sophia Savage

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Olivia Munn Cast In Fox’s New Girl

27 September 2012 2:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Olivia Munn will star in a new story arc on Fox’s hit show New Girl. According to Deadline, the actress will play Angie, who is described as “sexy, earthy and charming.”  The character will serve as a love interest for Nick (Jake Johnson) and is said to fit in well with the group.

We already know that new characters and relationships will develop in season two for the stars of New Girl and Munn’s character should provide an interesting love interest for the intelligent and humorless Nick.

Munn will film her New Girl episodes before production starts on season two of Aaron Sorkin’s HBO show The Newsroom, in which she stars as economist Sloan Sabbith.

It’s nice to see the actress continuing to balance television and movies, having found success in both mediums. For those who don’t know, she recently starred in the films Magic Mike and The Babymakers. »

- Charlie Schafer

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Ten Tasty Comedy Showdowns

27 September 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As we prepare to see Will Ferrell square up to Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign, we thought we would take a fond retrospective dive into the comedy archives, and pull out a few ruckuses that have tantalised us over the years.

We’ll start with the kings of cerebral comedy themselves, ‘The Pythons.’

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975): King Arthur vs The French Knight

French Knight: ‘Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!’

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his knights encounter many ridiculous obstacles in their search for the holy grail, although none more so than the French Knight (John Cleese). Well, there is a killer rabbit, but it could never come up with something as offensive as the jibe, ‘I fart in your general direction.’

Even if the rest of the film was mind-numbingly dull, which it isn’t, this brief linguistic throw-down alone »

- Martin Daniel McDonagh

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Fred Willard, Michael McKean & Ed Begley Jr. Climb Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree'

26 September 2012 11:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Christopher Guest is finally coming back with his first project since 2006's "For Your Consideration." And intriguingly, it's another stab at the small screen (in 2007 he helmed the pilot of the U.S. version of Armando Ianucci's "The Thick Of It," which didn't go anywhere) but one that is bringing with it a host of familiar faces. Chris O'Dowd toplines HBO's "Family Tree," which they ordered to series last month, and as we surmised, Guest's regular players are being brought in to join the fun. While cowardly networks PBS and ABC pulled their planned projects with Willard following his porn theater "scandal" (whatever), the actor has landed on his feet the best way possible, arriving with Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. for the upcoming show. All three go back many years with Guest, all the way to "This Is Spinal Tap!" though fun fact: Begley Jr. and Guest »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Fred Willard, Michael McKean & Ed Begley Jr. Climb Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree'

26 September 2012 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Christopher Guest is finally coming back with his first project since 2006's "For Your Consideration." And intriguingly, it's another stab at the small screen (in 2007 he helmed the pilot of the U.S. version of Armando Ianucci's "The Thick Of It," which didn't go anywhere) but one that is bringing with it a host of familiar faces. Chris O'Dowd toplines HBO's "Family Tree," which they ordered to series last month, and as we surmised, Guest's regular players are being brought in to join the fun. While cowardly networks PBS and ABC pulled their planned projects with Willard following his porn theater "scandal" (whatever), the actor has landed on his feet the best way possible, arriving with Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. for the upcoming show. All three go back many years with Guest, all the way to "This Is Spinal Tap!" though fun fact: Begley Jr. and Guest »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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A new clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

21 September 2012 5:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first instalment of Warner Bros.’ two-part animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns receives its premiere tomorrow in New York, and to further whet our appetites for its home entertainment release this coming week, a new clip has arrived online which sees a re-emerged Dark Knight taking a leaf out of Bane’s book as he unleashes his pent-up retirement frustration on an unsuspecting bad guy.

First announced back at Comic Con last year, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is executive producer by DC animation legend Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and sees Peter Weller (RoboCop) lending his voice to Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside David Selby (The Social Network) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin, Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Rises) as Harvey Dent / Two-Face and Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

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My Great American Video Store Documentary

20 September 2012 9:15 AM, PDT | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

James Westby is an independent filmmaker in Portland, Oregon. His feature films include Film Geek (2006), The Auteur (2008) and Rid of Me (2011). As a filmmaker, I am increasingly excited for the vast audience the web and on demand services can bring to an independent movie - mine or anyone else's - with a reach far larger than was ever thought possible. But at the same time, I lament the dying of the independent video store, a place where I spent my youth - and much of my adulthood. When I was a boy in Grays Harbor County, Washington, the video store was my version of a repertory movie house. Aside from a lot of (mostly) amazing horror (Romero's Martin and Raimi's Evil Dead were my sister's and my favorites), this is the institution that gave me This is Spinal Tap (my family's first-ever rental title), the masterful Repo Man, and my »

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A new clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 featuring Bruce and Alfred

14 September 2012 11:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the clock ticks down to the arrival of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 later this month, Warner Home Video has released a new clip which features a little humour courtesy of Bruce Wayne's loyal friend and butler Alfred Pennyworth (who must surely be over a hundred years old at this point in time).

Lending his voice to Alfred alongside Peter Weller's Bruce Wayne is Radio Hall of Fame commentator and talk show host Michael Jackson, who previously voiced the character of Ganthet in the earlier DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

Check out the clip right here:

Meanwhile, here's another clip released earlier this week:

Joining Weller and Jackson in the voice cast for The Dark Knight Returns are David Selby (The Social Network) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin, Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Rises) as Two-Face, Michael McKean »

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