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Rescued from cancellation by Yahoo! last spring, Community may yet realize its implied promise of six seasons and a movie. This despite the fact that it’s lost almost half the original cast (Yvette Nicole Brown departed in the off-season to deal with family issues), but with a majority of the cast remaining, and some new recruits coming onboard, Greendale will now live on, on the internet, as it should be (I guess). It was a big gamble to get recruited by Yahoo, and a big gamble for Yahoo to enter the getting-more-crowded original content game, and with the premiere of Community coming very, very soon now, it seems that the show is doubling down on fan interest by evoking another new “Age.” (more…)

Elysium

It’s only one of the most anticipated movies of the year, director Neill Blomkamp‘s follow-up to the critical and commercial smash District 9, but despite its original March 2013 release date, and its expected new release date just four months hence, we haven’t seen a lot of Blomkamp’s new project Elysium

…Until now.

Yahoo has posted the first trailer for the film, and it looks amazing. Matt Damon plays a soldier trying to leave the dying Earth and become part of the stiff upper crust (the one per centers) who live on a lavish space station called Elysium, which is administered by Jodie Foster. District 9 star Sharlto Copley plays the villain, and while you’ll see him in the trailer, if you blink you might miss him. The trailer also gives us a good long look at both Earth and Elysium and hints at some of the action we’re going to see in the film (it’s not all high-brow sci-fi ideas and stuff, you know).

Here’s the trailer:

Plot Synopsis: In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Elysium is out in theaters everywhere August 9th.

Source: /Film

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Some of Tony Stark’s most telling character moments in the Iron Man films come when he’s standing in front of the press, so it’s kind of perfect that this is the first full clip we get to see from Iron Man 3.

In the embed below, Tony (Robert Downey Jr) issues a rather pointed, personal and non-subtle threat to The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Even though I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to threaten to kill someone, you can’t deny that is a very powerful moment, one that perhaps sets-up some pretty damning stakes later on in the film.

Let’s role the clip courtesy of Yahoo! Movies

So is that helicopter attack on Tony’s house shown in the trailer retaliation for Tony’s threat? I guess we’ll find out when Iron Man 3 opens in a theater near you on May 3rd.

Source: Collider

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In a few more weeks, we will behold Sam Raimi‘s Oz The Great and Powerful, the modernized, updated prequel to the MGM classic film. Naturally, as we get closer to the release date we’ll see more and more clips, like this one, which features Rachel Weisz as Evanora and Mila Kunis as Theodora arguing over the veracity of the Wizard’s claims when he arrives in Oz from Kansas, and it ends with explosive results. Watch the clip below:

The film co-stars James Franco as the Wizard and Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch.

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

Oz comes out March 8th.

Source: Collider

Let’s cover that last bit first. Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel is currently in post-production, meaning the movie is not finished and has not been screened for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. So how is it that Yahoo! writer Jonathan Crow has the movie listed as one of the most disappointing movies of 2012? Sharing time with silver screen turds like Battleship and Red Dawn, two movies that were both terrible and released in 2012, Crow includes Man Of Steel (which is still months away from its June 14th 2013 release date) on the list based on… well, this:

“For the upcoming reboot, Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder took off Superman’s red briefs. That’s right, the 300 director changed the iconic uniform of the Last Son of Krypton, and he now looks as if he should be on a luge instead of fighting crime. What happened to tradition?”

Yup, it’s the underoo’s on the outside bit again. Don’t get me wrong raging against the costume change has been a hobby for many of us, myself included, yet I do find it a bit presumptuous to declare the movie disappointing on that alone. Let’s also not forget that it is a list of disappointing movies from 2012 and Man Of Steel comes out in 2013. While I may not be a time lord, I do know how a calender works so this strikes me as being a little off. Preemptively calling a movie disappointing before seeing anything more than a teaser and a few set photos seems to be a little silly, even for internet journalism. Let’s wait till we see some more stills, a little footage, a full trailer or, heck, maybe the movie itself before we call it bad names?

Semi-related. Fans of the Dark Knight Rises Facebook page were treated today to a new poster for Man Of Steel. You can see it for yourself after the jump, but first let me add my two cents. Yes, the costume still irks me, it just doesn’t seem right. The lack of red outer-undies makes the suit look incomplete to me still, yet I am not calling the movie disappointing. It has few months to earn that label still.

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Is there a pie Tom Hanks doesn’t have a finger in? He’s working on movies, he’s producing television shows and now he’s helping to create Yahoo!‘s first original scripted web series. The animated show is a futuristic, sci-fi premise called Electric City and will be produced by Hanks’s production company, Playtone.

Yahoo!’s vice president, Erin McPherson, says of the show,

Tom actually created this. He wrote and he stars in the lead voice. It is animated and it has a science fiction bent and in that way, like all great science fiction, it definitely plays on what is the best type of society to live in and themes around energy usage, conservation and sustainability.

Expect an officially annoucement at CES. McPherson went on,

It is the perfect environment to talk about the marriage of technology and content. We wanted to start off 2012 with a very strong statement about our commitment to premium content and bringing the world’s best storytellers to life and utilizing our platform and our technology to do that.

I’m excited for more web content, and an animated science fiction web series is right up my alley. I wouldn’t associate Tom Hanks with science fiction though. Then again, who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? He’s easily one of America’s most likable actors and I can’t think of project of his I haven’t liked. [Note: I have not seen The Polar Express.] I’m definitely interested, but unsure. When I know more maybe I can make a better judgement. What do you guys think? I’m torn.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Twilight Ruins Lives

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I always knew I’d be able to post something like this.  Twilight is ruining the lives of the poor people who fall into the clutching, sucking ways of the franchise.  Yahoo reports that addiction to the Twilight series may be responsible for relationships and marriages dissolving because people spend all of their times on blogs and message boards related to the series, or reading fan fiction.

When I first read it, I stupidly assumed that women were ignoring their husbands and boyfriends for the series and that was the problem.  But actually, it is reported that some men are the ones doing the ignoring while reading the books and watching the Twilight movies over and over again.  One woman even complained that her husband had a sparkly Team Edward shirt.  (You might want to check if he is still attracted to women, or if you’ve both been checking out men together and you just weren’t aware…)

Meh, addiction is addiction and I suppose that you could be just as addicted to another franchise or thing as Twilight, it isn’t that series specifically that causes this phenomenon.  (ie WoW, alcohol, heroin, Harry Potter, etc) But as I’m such a Twihater, I find it fun to report news like this.

internet-kidsThis is pretty much exactly what I have imagined for soo long. Finally, the internet is like high-school! Hmmmm.. Why isn’t anyone pregnant? This makes no sense, I don’t feel secure, I’m not in a safe place.. *Hyperventilates* Wait a second. I’m sure that, from what I’m assuming, girl representing 4chan is pregnant. OH, those 4chan kids, *laughs good naturally at self* they love them some good (insert any crazy, awful, disheartening, sick, twisted, demented, or any-other synonym for disgusting here). But it’s ok. If you’re a regular visitor to 4chan, then don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you’re going to hell. It just means that you’re super creepy and I don’t want you to watch me sleep anymore… Or do I? Other than that, I totally think eBay is blowing Twitter because she has self esteem issues and wants to feel prettier than Last Fm. Facebook is that pure untainted christian girl at the party that everyone is trying to give a rufie. Wikipedia is in love with Facebook, but is too much of a vagina to make a move so he just accepts the friend card and thinks it’s better than nothing.. But it really isn’t. Youtube is trying to get with Last Fm, but his quirky weirdness just makes him the “comedian”. And for some strange fucking reason Last Fm likes Yahoo, the guy’s obviously a loser but has a lot of friends. He’s indifferent because he’s so oblivious to what a vagina actually is. And Myspace is in a ditch dying slowly while drug addicts have their way with him.. Enjoy!

Source: Buzzfeed