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The Last Witch Hunter is an intriguing entry into the world of cinematic fantasy genre.  While it doesn’t particularly revolutionize the way we see witches and warlocks nor does it herald “the next great franchise” of feature films, it is a solid tale packed with great special effects, excellent pacing, a presentation designed for an intellectual audience (relatively speaking, of course), and charming characters that are fairly believable in terms of their place in this witchy world.

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‘TRON: Uprising’ Producer Begs for More Viewers

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but TRON just isn’t as cool as it used to be. Or maybe it wasn’t ever. To wit, the ratings for the animated series prequel/sequel TRON: Uprising have kind of tanked sine the show premiered, and if there’s any hope at all for a season two, then it lies with you, the viewer, says producer Edward Kitsis.

Let’s go to the begging, already in progress:

“I don’t know what the future [of Tron: Uprising] is now. I know at the present, I can say we need more viewers. I’m so proud of that show and I love that show and anyone who watches it loves that show. The problem is, not enough people are watching it. And so I would love to sound the alarm, because I love the characters and the world and it’s really… It’s a shame that more people aren’t watching it, because I think they’re missing out.

At this point, I don’t believe its fate has been decided. So if people keep watching, then there’s still a chance. Please watch. Tell your friends!”

TRON: Uprising follows a young(?) program voiced by Elijah Wood who’s being trained by TRON to lead a rebellion. The story takes place between the original TRON and TRON Legacy. I haven’t seen the show, but even if it sucks only half as hard as TRON Legacy, that’s still twice as much suckage as I’m willing to tolerate.

How about you, Bastards. Are you going to let Kitsis’ begging persuade you to watch the show?

Source: Blastr

Hot on the heels of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey clips we saw earlier today there’s been a behind the scenes video released. This 20 minute look at the filming of the movie is a fantastic peek at everyone’s hard work. Not that they didn’t also have a lot of fun as the camaraderie of the cast and crew is clearly evident. Or at least that’s what I’m told, I haven’t watched this because with only a little over two weeks until The Hobbit releases I’m trying to stay as unspoilt as possible. I know, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to keep it up but I’m trying.

Collider adds,

…the footage is loaded with some awesome stuff including Peter Jackson directing Andy Serkis as Gollum with Martin Freeman, all the dwarves with Bilbo in Bag End, Elijah Wood and Ian Holm in Bag End, Jackson directing Ian McKellen as Gandalf as well as Jackson directing Christopher Lee!

So, I’ll be honest, at some point I’ll break down and watch it, but I’m not stopping you,

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens nationwide December 14th.

More Pretty ‘The Hobbit’ Pictures!

It’s fast approaching people – the first in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit now-a-trilogy.  And to tease you, some more pictures are being circulated.  Look below to get a gander at Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo, together again for the first time.

The first part, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be hitting screens this year on December 14th.

 

Thanks to /film.

Disney XD has posted the full first episode of its new animated series, Tron: Uprising.  It begins by summarizing the events of original movie, and then proceeds to get into its own story with its own characters and stuff.

Our new protagonist is named Beck, and he’s voiced by Elijah Wood.  Because that’s a great idea.  (I have to point out the sarcasm for those of you who don’t speak it.)

The first episode is titled Beck’s Beginning, and y’all can check it out below:

Source: Bleeding Cool

Disney XD’s ‘Tron Uprising’ Sneak Peek Video

 

Greetings Programs! 

“TRON: Uprising” is headed for Disney XD in June and has just premired a sneak preview video.

The “TRON Uprising” story focuses on the time period between the two TRON movies. The voice cast includes Elijah Wood as Beck, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Paige, Mandy Moore as Mara, Nate Corddry as Zed, Lance Henriksen as Tesler, Paul Reubens as Pavel, Reginald VelJohnson as Able and Bruce Boxleitner reprising his role as Tron. Yep, you read that right, Bruce is back and none other than Pee-Wee is playing Pavel.

What do you think about that? Speak up TRON fans, does this get your nerdy juices flowing?

The synopsis:

Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.

Hoping to capitalize on TRON: Legacy and spark interest in a third TRON film, Disney is releasing a new animated series set in The Grid for this summer called, TRON: Uprising. Even if Legacy underwhelmed you I suggest you check out this short promo for Uprising. You might be surprised at how excited you get.

Yeah, it’s short, the true definition of teaser but what you see looks awesome. The hybrid of traditional and computer generated animation is a perfect fit for the computer world. Here’s the basic premise for the series which is set between the original TRON and Legacy,

Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever come to know. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting and light cycle skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but he will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful, strong leader. Destined to become the next Tron of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.

Uprising will feature Elijah Wood as Beck, Lance Henrikson as General Tesler, Fred Tatasciore as Kevin Flynn/Clu, and Bruce Boxleitner reprising Tron. Also contributing voices will be Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, and Reginald VelJohnson. I really like the sound of this cast. Uh, no pun intended.

Uprising airs on Disney XD this summer in June. I’m hoping it’s a success and I think it’ll fulfill what I’ve always wanted from the TRON series, more time in The Grid and less user/program drama with the Flynns. What do you think of Uprising?

Source: Geek Tyrant

“The Death of Superman” was a major, major, MAJOR event in comics. It was HUGE. And in the end all it managed to do was royally piss of legions of diehard Superman fans.  While at the time DC Comics raked in almost unheard of dough from initial sales, since then Action Comics has suffered.

But why am I telling you this. I’ll leave it to Max Landis, screenwriter of Chronicle and son of John Landis, to tell you all about The Death and Return of Superman. This short film is probably the best version of the tale you’ll ever watch. Believe me. And keep an eye out for some famous faces like Mandy Moore as Lois Lane, Elijah Wood as Cyborg Superman, Simon Pegg as John Landis, plus other nerdy cameos.

Insane, right? And totally effin’ hilarious. In fact, seeing this short makes me more interested in Chronicle knowing it comes from the mind of Max Landis. How about you?

Hmm, I wonder what Max thinks of DC’s reboot?

Source: io9