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Saoirse Ronan joins The Hobbit

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Movies

Saoirse Ronan, the 16-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress (for 2007’s Atonement), has reportedly joined the cast of The Hobbit in an unknown role. IMDB lists here as rumored for the role of Itaril, which is as far as I know an invented role for the movie, but is likely one of the Silvan elves of the Mirkwood.

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Recap plus Being Human preview: “Some Thing to Watch Over Me”

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Television

In case you missed it or just want a quick refresher, we’ve got a 1-minute recap video for you below of “There Goes The Neighborhood, Part 2”, and then following that is the sneak preview of Episode 3, “Some Thing to Watch Over Me”: Aidan and Josh decide to invite the neighbors over to what appears to be a house-warming. Sally informs them that they have officially invited all of her least favorite neighbors to their house for a neighborhood watch party, but too bad she can’t tell the neighbors to their face. Josh thought it was merely a get-together and enters his usual unnerved self when he hears it’s a neighborhood watch party. Aidan tries to explain that if they want to be normal they have to get involved, and this is getting involved. Be sure to tune in to see if they are able to play nice with the guests on Monday at 9/8c on Syfy.
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Sneak peek at Syfy’s Mega Python vs Gatoroid

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Television

Syfy seems to have found an audience for what I’m now calling “creature feature” movies – those of you who grew up in the 70s, at least in Boston, will know what I mean by that, but it was those weekend morning monster movies, primarily dubbed Japanese ones like Godzilla, Gamera and the like and the US mutant monster flicks of the 50s, that ranged from pure camp to very creepy. I truly miss Creature Double Feature on Saturday mornings on WLVI…

Perhaps the most anticipated one yet, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, premieres this Saturday at 9PM ET. But perhaps the anticipation isn’t so much for the creatures as it is for the cast – 80s pop icons Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, who did battle in the music charts, get more physical this time – an all out cat fight…catch a sneak peek below.

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Another delay on The Hobbit: the director’s ulcer

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Movies

I’m not totally surprised he has an ulcer with all the drama about getting The Hobbit off the ground, but director/producer Peter Jackson’s perforated ulcer resulted in him being admitted to the hospital for surgery. Due to his recovery time, filming which was to begin next month will have a “slight delay”, but otherwise is not expected to have any other impact on production.

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