ALIEN ENCOUNTERS PREMIERES TOMORROW ON SCIENCE03/12/12 @ 1:43 pm EST
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--The World Premiere of ALIEN ENCOUNTERS: THE MESSAGE debuts on SCIENCE Tuesday, March 13, at 10:00 PM ET/PT ALIEN ENCOUNTERS: THE ARRIVAL PREMIERES on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 PM ET/PT--
LOEB REVEALS WHY MARVEL'S TV SUPERHEROES HAVEN'T APPEARED IN THE MOVIES07/30/16 @ 1:53 pm EST
ALIEN ENCOUTNERS brings together renowned experts including Nick Sagan and SETI Institute’s Dr. Jill Tarter to explore how alien life might communicate with Earth. Some of the world’s leading scientists explain the scientific, cultural and psychological effects a first contact with aliens would have on humans. ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is a part of SCIENCE’s Are We Alone? initiative happening the entire month of March.
Part 1- The Message premieres on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
Part 2- The Arrival premieres on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
In two dramatic hours, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS lays out a plausible hypothetical scenario for a first contact event. What would really happen if we got a message from space? How will humans react when we learn that a message from a distant technology or a spacecraft is on its way to Earth? Will humans learn from aliens, or become colonial subjects? Some of the world’s leading astrophysicists, astrobiologists, and sci-fi writers help unravel the scientific, cultural and psychological impact of this world-changing global event. This show is made in cooperation with The SETI Institute which was founded in 1984 and had renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan as one of its Board of Trustee Members. Carl’s son Nick is now following in his father’s footsteps wondering, “How will we meet our galactic neighbors?”
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MARGOT ROBBIE LEARNED TO HOLD HER BREATH FOR 5 MINUTES FOR "SUICIDE SQUAD"07/30/16 @ 1:48 pm EST
Clarifying why it's been difficult to crossover the characters from Marvel'sNetflix shows into the feature films, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb explained what makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe connected, apart from cameos and guest-appearances.
"I can tell you that part of the challenge of doing this sort of thing is that the movies are planned out years in advance of what it is that we are doing," Loeb told /Film. "Television moves at an incredible speed. The other part of the problem is that when you stop and think about it, if I’m shooting a television series and that’s going to go on over a six-month or eight-month period, how am I going to get Mike [Colter] to be able to go be in a movie? I need Mike to be in a television show."
While the properties all take place in the same universe, Loeb says it's logistically difficult to get the TV actors to appear in the films beacuse of their rigorous schedule.
Quoting the classic Marvel phrase "It's All Connected," Loeb clarified that the properties all link by inhabiting the same world. "As I often get reported by you folks for saying #ItsAllConnected, our feeling is that the connection isn’t just whether or not somebody is walking into a movie or walking out of a television show," Loeb continued, "It’s connected in the way that the shows come from the same place, that they are real, that they are grounded."
The next Marvel Television project, "Luke Cage," drops September 30 on Netflix.
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RUSSIAN OFFICIALS FEAR ‘POKEMON GO’ MAY BE A CIA (OR SATANIC) PLOT07/30/16 @ 1:41 pm EST
Forget all of that CG nonsense, whenHarley Quinn takes a plunge in "Suicide Squad," that's actually actress Margot Robbie underwater.
"Let me tell you, nothing
in this film is CGI," she insisted Friday on "The Tonight Show," only to be immediately challenged by host Jimmy Fallon.
"That's not true," he said. "The whole floating explosions ... cities blowing up. There's, like, acrocodile man
of the film is CG, sure. "But, like, explosions? All real," Robbie said. "Lots of prosthetics, like Croc prosthetics." And, yes, that underwater scene.
For that, the actress trained to be able to hold her breath for five minutes.
"I worked with this amazing, like, free-diver," she explained. "He came in, and I did four sessions with him. His names Kirk -- I called him Captain Kirk -- and, anyways, he was ... like, it's all about learning to lower your metabolic rate. [...] It's all about conserving oxygen. You kind of like meditate underwater. It's what free-divers do, and it's amazing."
Robbie ended up competing with her stunt double to see who could hold their breath the longest (the stunt double won, with five and a half minutes).
"And then I watched it, and they cut the first half and the last half [of the scene], and I was like, 'But I was underwater for so much longer than that!'"
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‘AGENTS OF SHIELD’S’ ADRIANNE PALICKI BOARDS SETH MACFARLANE’S NEW SCI-FI SERIES07/30/16 @ 1:34 pm EST
Although “Pokémon Go” hasn’t been officially released in Russia, fans there have already discovered ways to play the insanely popular mobile game, leading government officials and nationalist groups to sound the alarm — and call for a ban.
While a Russian communications watchdog has expressed concern about the personal data the app collects and stores from players, some are more worried about its possible corrupting influence. Still others look at Pikachu & Co. and see a potential conspiracy hatched from the West … or from hell itself.
“It feels like the devil arrived through [Pokémon] and is trying to tear our morality apart from the inside,” said. Frants Klintsevich, a member of Russia’s upper chamber of parliament. According to The Moscow Times, the leader of the ultra-conservative Cossack group also evoked the underworld, saying, “We need to take people out of the virtual world, and this generally smacks of Satan.”
However, where they see the work of the devil, Russia’s Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov detects the delicate touch of the CIA. ““I’m starting to suspect that intelligence services might have contributed to this app,” he said.
The state consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has been ordered to investigate the “possible harmful psychological effects” of “Pokémon Go.” However, it’s unclear whether anyone has been tasked with ferreting out the game’s potential satanic roots.
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NEW ‘FLATLINERS’ IS ACTUALLY A SEQUEL, KIEFER SUTHERLAND REVEALS07/30/16 @ 1:29 pm EST
Adrianne Palicki (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has been cast as one of the leads in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming — and still untitled — hourlong science-fiction/dramedy series on FOX.
According to Deadline, Palicki will play Kelly Grayson, the First Officer on a spaceship called the Orville, which is captained by her ex-husband, Ed (played by MacFarlane).
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the exploits of the Orville’s motley crew, and the cosmic challenges that come their way. In addition to MacFarlane and Palicki, the series will star “American Dad” alum Scott Grimes as Gordon, Ed’s best friend and pilot of the Orville.
Since “Marvel’s Most Wanted” — the proposed “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff series that would star Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird — wasn’t picked up, Palicki was freed up to work on MaFarlane’s new show. Because of her commitment to the new series, there likely won’t be much (if any) Bobbi in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” fourth season.
FOX has already ordered 13 episodes of the upcoming MacFarlane/Palicki-led series.
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"SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING" ADDS "BASKETS" ACTRESS07/30/16 @ 1:26 pm EST
It turns out Sony Pictures’ “Flatliners” isn’t a remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller but instead a sequel
That clarification comes from Kiefer Sutherland, who reveals he isn’t playing just any“seasoned doctor,” but rather reprising his role from the original film.
“I play a professor at the medical university,” he told Metro. “It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original ‘Flatliners’ but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film.”
Directed by Joel Schumacher, 1990’s “Flatliners” starred Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt as medical students who conduct experiments on each other to produce near-death experiences in order to learn about the afterlife. Naturally, those experiments go horribly awry.
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) from a script by Ben Ripley (“Source Code”), the new film also features Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemens.
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HBO CONFIRMS 'GAME OF THRONES' WILL END WITH SEASON 807/30/16 @ 1:19 pm EST
With filming well under way outside of Atlanta, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is still adding to its ensemble cast.
Deadline reports actress/comedianMartha Kelly, best known for her role on FX's "Baskets," has joined the film in an undisclosed role -- which is part for the course for the Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures production.
The only officially announced roles are the obvious ones -- Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark -- leaving everything else as largely a patchwork of guesses, assumptions and complete unknowns.
The footage screened at Comic-Con International confirmed that Tony Revolori plays Flash Thompson, and it's widely accepted that Michael Keaton is the classic Spider-Man foe the Vulture. Beyond that, director Jon Watts offered up the first names of the characters played by Laura Harrier and Jacob Batalon, leading us to assume they're Liz Allen and Ned Leeds. Beyond that, though, it's tough to say.
Opening July 7, 2017, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" also stars Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, among others.
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BOX OFFICE: MATT DAMON'S 'JASON BOURNE' RULES WITH $61 MILLION07/30/16 @ 1:15 pm EST
It's truly the end of the road for HBO's Game of Thrones
New HBO programming president Casey Bloys met the press Saturday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour and the first question he fielded was about the future of the HBO fantasy drama. The executive also confirmed that yes, the plan is for the yet-to-be announced eighth season of the adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy drama to be its last.
"Yes, I think [the showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," Bloys said. "If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons but we want to take their lead with what they could do and what the best version of the show is."
HBO most recently renewed the drama for a shortened seventh season — consisting of seven episodes — and producers have noted that they envision a total of 75 episodes of the series as a whole. Through season six, the show has produced 60 episodes.
Bloys reiterated that an episode count for the eighth season — which is all but a formality — has yet to be determined but noted that conversations for a spinoff remain on the table.
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ASH'S ICONIC CAR WILL BE A KILLING MACHINE IN SEASON 207/29/16 @ 10:52 pm EST
Matt Damon’s “Jason Bourne” is dominating moviegoing with an estimated $61 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.
That’s more than double its closest rival, raunchy comedy “Bad Moms” with about $27 million and as much as $30 million at 3,215 locations.
Universal’s fifth film in its sturdy Bourne franchise is performing well above forecasts with an opening day taking in about $23 million at 4,026 sites. STX’s “Bad Moms” grossed $9.6 million on Friday at 3,215 locations.
Lionsgate’s thriller “Nerve,” which opened Wednesday, took in $3.2 million on Friday at 2,538 theaters for a weekend of up to $9 million and a five-day total of about $15 million.
“Jason Bourne” is Damon’s fourth film as a former CIA assassin dealing with memory loss. The franchise launched with 2002’s “The Bourne Identity,” followed by 2004’s “The Bourne Supremacy” and 2007’s “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Damon did not appear in 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy,” which starred Jeremy Renner.
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SUICIDE SQUAD'S JAI COURTNEY WANTS TO PLAY CAPTAIN BOOMERANG AGAIN IN THE FLASH07/29/16 @ 10:48 pm EST
When Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead
returns this fall, you can bet your sweet bippy that Ash will still be driving "The Classic," the 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 owned by Evil Dead
creator, Sam Raimi, and featured in many of his films.
However, the iconic car will be doing more than just cruising around the streets of Jacksonville, Florida and Elk Grove, Michigan. According to its star, Bruce Campbell, "The Classic" will be used to kill a Deadite in an outrageous and gruesome way.
“There’s an episode that’s basically around the Delta,” Campbell told EW. “It’s a pretty interesting episode, with perhaps the worst onscreen death in the history of all visual arts. ‘Worst’ meaning ‘most outrageous.’ Like, ‘Am I really watching this happening? Am I really watching this unfold in front of me?’”
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Mild spoilers ahead for Suicide Squad. Don't read further or watch the below video unless you don't mind being spoiled from a fun surprise!
The much-anticipated Suicide Squad
film is nearly here, and as was revealed yesterday, it has one more Justice Leaguer in it than expected. While everyone saw clips and stills of Batman (and he was literally witnessed on the set in Toronto), no one knew another member of the team would show up - including Jai Courtney, Captain Boomerang in the movie, who shares screentime with the hero in question: The Flash. The cameo (we won't spoil the details) is shown when the individual Squad
members are introduced. Could that lead to more on-screen time between the two, who've clashed many times in the pages of DC Comics? Courtney sure hopes so.
"Yeah, I don't know, I don't think there's anything restricting it from happening," Courtney said of making the jump to The Flash
solo film. "It's not a conversation that I've had yet. It'd be dope though, I'd love to. With these properties, and this world, the potential to kind of cross-contaminate is there everywhere. It would be dope to be part of that. I'd love the opportunity."
The actor also noted that he hopes "we get to do a few more of these for sure," he told us. "It'd be dope to see [Captain Boomerang] in his natural habitat" in a possible sequel, he said. "It'd be cool to see what he's capable of, give him a little more room to move, spread his wings a little. We did kind of introduce a feeling that he has these makeshift creations; he's like a garage cook of sorts with his weapons. We had this idea that his coat is sort of Mary Poppins's bag, he could pull anything out of there and we didn't have to justify how it fit or if he was ever going to run out. He's not the most equipped when it comes to powers, but it'd be cool to play in that space."
You can see Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang for the first time in Suicide Squad
on August 5, 2016.