It’s no big thing these days when you head down to watch a PG or PG-13 movie and see lots of things blowing up. Action and violence have become mainstays of modern cinema and, truth be told, it’s almost less common to witness a movie where there isn’t a bit of chaos and destruction. So you can pretty much expect that the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction is going to be just as explosive as the last three. However, one of the actors in said movie, Titus Welliver, is stepping up to voice his opinion that this PG-13 action-fest may not be quite as family friendly as people might otherwise assume. (more…)
Titus Welliver, a fixture of Sci-Fi and drama TV and cinema known best for his role as the “Smoke Monster” in Lost, has been confirmed–according to Deadline–as the newest human addition to the Transformers 4 cast.
Welliver has carved out a niche playing badasses and military types in TV shows and movies like Red 2, Argo, Man On A Ledge, Gone Baby Gone, Grimm, CSI, Sons Of Anarchy, Deadwood….He even played the Horseman of War on Supernatural (credentials don’t get much more badass than that).
It has yet to be revealed what character Welliver will be playing. Other than a few looks at some of the vehicles that will appear in the film, T4 has been rather secretive concerning details of its plot.
If its cast is any indication, Transformers 4 may not suck quite as much ass as we’ve come to expect. Along with Welliver, the sequel will feature Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Chinese starlet Li Bingbing, and critically acclaimed newcomer Jack Reynor.
Transformers 4 is due in theaters June 27, 2014. Until then, enjoy this video of Titus Welliver in Lost from SDCC 2011:
The AvengersDVD/Blu-ray box set short film “Item 47” has a new clip out on the Internet. Starring Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) as some wanna-be bank robbers that found an alien gun left in the rubble after the big Avengers fight.
The clip gives us some back and forth between the two as they prepare to rob a bank. A team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are assigned to track them down, with Titus Welliver (Lost) and Maximiliano Hernández (Thor) in pursuit to recover the lost alien blaster.
Check out the movie poster created for the short and the clip below:
Everyone that was part of the Lost: One Year Later panel got a very special surprise, brand “new” Lost footage! What started as a Twitter war between Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse became a surprise visit from said duo to show something called “the Marble Rye”.
At the beginning of the One Year Later panel moderators and Lost fans Jeff Jensen and Dan Snierson opened by suggesting that fans would be better off at virtually any other panel at that time, then continued to bicker over whether Jensen should be allowed to screen his bootleg DVD copy of whatever “the Marble Rye” was. To the surprise of many in the room a man in a Stormtrooper costume charged in, yelled that the DVD was never meant to be shown, and ripped off his helmet to reveal Cuse, quickly followed by Lindelof in a Dharma Initiative jumpsuit. What a Stormtrooper has in common with Lost I’ll have now idea, must be another one of those unanswered questions.
Carlton explained that they had planned out the entire series mythology in the first season, and that the season 1 finale, “Exodus,” contained a pivitol scene to explain everything – but ultimately decided that it would be too much. Lindelof then griped that the whole “Were you making it up as you went along?” question had only gotten worse since the series ended, though they said “We have the smoking gun. We can show them a scene that clearly and specifically can make the question go away forever.”
“The integrity of the show would be violated!” insisted Carlton.
“Since when do you care about the integrity of the show?” Damon retorted.
The crowd – all shocked by the sudden surprise and chance to see the footage – overwhelmingly voted to see this “smoking gun”, and… well, what do you think. For those that want it the footage is now up on ABC.com, for the rest of us- we’ll use Youtube.
The “Lost” series finale gave many of its fans headaches — some would even say more headaches than answers. One of the mysteries left on the island was the Man In Black’s name. Just who was Jacob’s brother before he got all smoke-a-fied?
Jacob’s brother had a lot of fan-given nicknames (Smokey and Esau, for starters), but it turns out that MIB’s name actually was Samuel. After scrutinizing call sheets and looking through the Bible for clues, “Lost” fanatics had already speculated that this might be the case, but there was no confirmation until now.
And how do we know for sure? It’s on a freaking piece of furniture. “Samuel” is on Titus Welliver’s (who played MIB) chair, which is being auctioned off.
Whew! So glad we could solve one of the important mysteries of the island instead of crap like “How did Jacob and Samuel’s mom really get there?” and “Why does the entrance to the island’s glowy hole look like a vagina?”
Now I’m grumpy about the “Lost” finale again. Great. I’m going to watch this fantabulous cat video to feel better.