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Hollywood Justice #11: Who Is Brainiac?

With the upcoming release of the DC animated feature "Superman: Unbound," there is renewed interest in one of Superman's most enduring foes, the alien menace known as Brainiac.

This week in Hollywood Justice, we're going to take a look back at Brainiac's history, and find out why his super-intellect makes him such a deadly threat to the Man of Steel.

Brainiac made his first appearance back in 1958's "Action Comics" #242. An alien who had come to Earth in order to steal its greatest cities, Brainiac employed an "ultra-force barrier" as part of his personal arsenal, making him invulnerable even to the might of Superman, and leaving Earth's greatest defender helpless to stop the theft of its cities, which were shrunk and placed into bottles as though they were nothing more than model sets.

Although Superman finally hit upon the solution of hiding in Metropolis and being brought aboard Brainiac's ship alongside it,
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Parties: Kneel Before Michael Shannon, Compare Tattoos with Amy Ryan

Party Reporting! It sounds like the cushiest job ever except that the pay is in free drinks and bite sized foods and you can't make rent with that. You can however find them delicious, which I do. So... I hit two movie parties last week and though neither were as decadent or as exciting as that Michael FassbenderShame party -- it's hard to beat the Top of the Standard for decadent opulence -- both were for good causes:  Michael Shannon and Woody Harrelson's Oscar Campaigns for Best Actor. Now, these technically weren't Oscar parties. There are strict limitations and quotas surrounding those. But all movie events for critically acclaimed films or performances have the same endgame in mind, don'cha know, so they're all virtual awards parties.

The winner is... [opening virtual envelope] .... ohmigod it's a tie! The first winner is "Whoever Networks Well" and the other winner is "the Actual Honoree
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Will Superman kneel before Viggo?

With Henry Cavill being named as the men strapping on the red cape in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man Of Steel, the directing is now looking to snap up an actor for the role of Zod.

Appartently topping the list for both Snyder and the film’s producer, Christopher Nolan, is Viggo Mortenson. There is one thing in the way though as Mortenson is still in negotiations for the role of The Huntsman in Snow White And The Huntsman. If Mortenson decides not to star alongside Kristen Stewart in one of the many Snow White retellings then I’m sure he will take up the role.

For those unfimliar with the villainy that is General Zod he is a character that has been around the Superman comics since the early Sixties. He was the military leader of Superman’s home planet, Krypton, but was later imprisoned in the Phantom Zone by Jor-El,
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Blu-ray Review: 'Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season'

Some people aren't keen on the direction Smallville has taken in the last few seasons (I'm looking at you, Robert), but I think that period has produced some of the best episodes of the series. With the characters in early adulthood there has been a consistently higher level of maturity and scope to the stories. Partly this stems from the show's darker tone. Some of it also comes from scripts that explore the challenges Clark faces in maintaining the moral high-ground on the mean streets of the city. It's a challenge reminiscent of that facing Bruce Wayne in the The Dark Knight and an intriguing progression from Smallville's early days in Kansas.

To coincide with the start of the show's tenth and final season (tonight at 8/7C on The CW) Warner Home Video has released Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The good news is
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Smallville Season 9 (2009-2010)

Developed by: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar

Executive Producers: Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola

Cast: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Cassidy Freeman, Callum Blue, Justin Hartley

Watching a boy become a man takes well over the 18 years that mark the official transition. Watching an alien boy become a man of steel is nine years in the making so far and is due to be wrapped up after one more year. In real life, there are many moments that define a person with a lot of mundane filler in between. The same can be said for this origin story that has slowly woven pieces of prior incarnations of our beloved Kryptonian into a completely new hero. Thankfully, the pace picks up in season nine as we inch closer to the climax.

Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling, is about to test for his brown belt in superheroism.
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Smallville The Complete Ninth Season Blu-Ray Review

What can one say about a show that has been on television for nine whole seasons and only has one more to go? It’s quality, baby. Smallville is a fun and compelling show that just gets better with age, one with the bravery to prune away old characters that have run their course and to add brilliant new ones. Some characters I really do miss, like the evil and misguided Lex Luthor, as played by Michael Rosenbaum. Also Jonathan “Pa” Kent, played by John “awesome” Schneider. One character that serves the “I’m explaining the technical reasons about what’s going on here” purpose but that I could easily live without: Chloe Sullivan. Finally, a character that I love beyond all reason: Lois Lane. Yes, Tom Welling is like a well-oiled (and extremely good looking) machine; he gives a first-rate acting performance and makes even die-hard comic book fans
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DVD Review: Smallville The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)

In what was thought to be the final season, Season 9 of the long-lived Superman series, Smallville, broke out all the stops from a dismal Season 8 that struggled to find itself without Lex Luthor present. What to do when you do not have Superman’s greatest human foe in Luthor? bring out the Zod of course. Teased at the end of season 5 with Zod taking Luthor as a vessel we find a new version of Zod for this season’s villain, a clone from Krypton’s past.

I didn’t watch Season 9 of Smallville when it was in syndication on The CW due to other things going on so I was really excited to see how a ninth season of show like this would be. I was pleasantly surprised not only with the direction that the series decided to take but also how finally the series was not afraid to take
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DVD News: Smallville Season 9 and Supernatural Season 6 Hit Blu-ray Sept. 7!

Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season

The Winchester brothers will rev up their ‘67 Chevy Impala once again in Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season, debuting on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def from Warner Home Video on September 7, 2010. This latest installment of the three-time Emmy®-nominated series and winner of the 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show will hit shelves just in time for fans to catch up with Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) before the paranormal journey continues with the season six premiere on The CW. The six-disc DVD and four-disc Blu-ray releases contain all 22 original season five episodes, plus nearly three hours of bonus features including featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and much more.Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season is priced at $59.98 Srp on DVD and $69.97 Srp on Blu-ray.

Two brothers and one fallen angel – against all the might of Satan and his army!
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