JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER
How about a fresh new trailer, found on LiveVideo? Here ya go ...
HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Speaking of trailers, the new Guillermo del Toro-approved trailer is online ...
Grab something to wipe off your monitor, because it's really been discussed, according to an interview at Collider with Stan "The Man" Lee. "They're not working on it but they have been discussing whether to do it -- Power Pack" Lee said.
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM
Sci Fi Wire continues milking their media day with the Strause brothers for quotes, talking about atmosphere and ambiance (and some spoilers too). "The thing we were trying to be careful of is we didn't want to have aliens dancing in front of McDonald's and stuff," Colin Strause said. "Seeing an alien in broad daylight or just plain view is going to look stupid no matter what you do. The reason it worked in all the other movies is you were in a dark spaceship, you had flashing [and] blinking lights [and] steam jets. You had all these great elements to cover them up, basically, and if you don't do that, they're going to look like guys in suits."
Actors Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack talked to Starpulse about both their new website project and some thoughts about this season. "I don't know if she's ever been 'good' or 'bad' so much as she's just been trying to figure out what is going on," Kreuk said of Lana Lang. "I don't think there ever was a 'bad' that she became. I think what's going on is Lana is really confused and has gone through a lot of trauma. I think she really played that out to a large extent and really seen the consequences of what happens when she does that. At one point this season I think that destroying Lex was more valuable to her than staying alive and being in a loving relationship with Clark and also with her friends. And at this point I think she's starting to see how and she's starting to be more compassionate and that is okay."
"I feel like for the first time I've got a storyline that's all my own that I can really play with and branch off with," Mack said. "I'm really enjoying that. It's really cool because my character's really getting to try on what it must be like to be Clark on a very small scaleÉsort of have capabilities to really save the world but really have to put myself in the back seat in order to do that. It's an interesting dilemma for my character, and it's been a really cool thing to play. I'm enjoying it. It's such an amazing gift that the writers gave me."
In between the dot coms and the beer ads, you'll see commercials for Tony Stark's cinematic debut as well as Will Smith flying, according to Variety.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY FORTY-SEVEN
In any case, there's only three things worth noting today: we got an email pointing out this article about some fairly high profile WGA members gathering at a Pennsylvania movie theatre (seriously) to hand "out leaflets to inform the movie-going public in the Philadelphia area (said Cohen, 'writers are everywhere, not just New York and Los Angeles') about why they're taking a stand and why they should care too." Ooh, not the best use of pronouns there, but let's move on ...
According to strike authority Nikki Finke, the WGA has granted a waiver to the Indie Spirit Awards, releasing a statement that read, "Film Independent came to us before the strike, and the WGAW Board decided to grant an interim agreement allowing for writing services for the Spirit Awards. The best way to get the awards season back on track is for the AMPTP to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal with the Writers Guild to get this town back to work."
Finally, in the wake of all of the late night hosts returning, Finke reported that Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will return sans writers on January 7th. The two hosts, both WGA members, released this statement: "We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence." The WGA's response? "Comedy Central forcing Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert back on the air will not give the viewers the quality shows theyÕve come to expect. The only way to get the writing staffs back on the job is for the AMPTP companies to come back to the table prepared to negotiate a fair deal with the Writers Guild." David Letterman's Worldwide Pants is slated to meet with the WGA today to try and hammer out a separate deal bringing back their writers when they are forced back on air January 2nd.
THAT'S A WRAP
Hey hey, it's the solstice! Well, tomorrow ...
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