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Archive for January 17th, 2007

Disney invades Mars, while Paltrow turns to Iron

by on Jan.17, 2007, under Movies

Remember the John Carter of Mars project being developed by Jon Favreau for Paramount? Well, after the studio shelved it and put Favreau on Iron Man instead, they let the option expire and Disney has now optioned it instead, hoping to turn out a new family-friendly franchise. Speaking of Favreau and the Ferrous One, Gwyneth Paltrow will join Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man as Virginia “Pepper” Pots, Tony Stark’s personal assistant. This one is getting some star power, and is due in May 2008.

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Sunshine trailer available here

by on Jan.17, 2007, under Movies

Be among the first to view the trailer right here for the upcoming SF movie Sunshine, due to be released this Spring. Click on Read More to see the trailer. Sunshine is directed by Danny Boyle and produced by Andrew MacDonald (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) and features Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, and Michelle Yeoh. “Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.”

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Doctor Who – The Complete Second Series DVD review

by on Jan.17, 2007, under General News

Doctor Who – The Complete Second Series came out today on DVD in the U.S., following closely on the heels of the conclusion airing on the SCI FI Channel. At the end of the first series, people were dealing with the sudden shock of the man who led the return of the show, Christopher Eccleston, who proved to be extremely popular, suddenly leaving and being left with a new actor in David Tennant. Could the show survive such a sudden massive change? Well, just like the original series, the show not only survives, but the new Doctor is, to borrow a word, “Brilliant.” Read More for the series and DVD review.

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