How would you like to be a Zombie on TV?

If you live in the Atlanta area, can moan and groan alot (and maybe say braiiiins), The Walking Dead TV series may be looking for you!

onlocationvacations.com put out the casting call (is that what you say?), have a read:

AMC’s upcoming original series, The Walking Dead, will begin filming in Atlanta, GA on June 2nd. So far, the network has ordered five episodes in addition to the pilot.

The series is an adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s novels in which an epidemic sweeps the globe and causes the dead to rise and eat the living. The story is not just filming in Atlanta, it is also set in Atlanta.

Locations scouts have chosen the Fairlie-Poplar District of the city to film a majority of the series since there is less traffic, yet it is still visually stimulating.

*spoiler alert*

One of the scenes they will be filming in the neighborhood includes a main character arriving in a post-apocalyptic Atlanta. The city seems to be void of life when he arrives but he soon finds himself surrounded by the living dead and is quickly engaged in a tense fight to save his own life.

The final scenes of the pilot episode and scenes for the second episode would be filmed during daylight hours over the course of two (2) weekends. The first weekend would be scheduled for June 11–13; the second weekend is scheduled for July 2–4.

In order to film these scenes, the production will need to close Walton, Forsyth and Poplar Streets. The closure on Walton Street would extend from Cone Street to the west to Broad Street to the east. The closure for Forsyth Street would extend from Marietta Street to the south to Luckie Street to the north. The closure of Poplar would extend from Fairlie Street to the west to Broad Street to the east. The closures would begin at 7PM on Friday, June 11th through 5AM Monday, June 14th and from 7PM on Friday, July 2nd through 5AM, Monday, July 5th.

In the meantime, the production company is still looking for extras to appear as zombies in the series.

But, all extras must attend ZOMBIE SCHOOL! All of the “zombies’ who have been chosen so far have been put through the paces and have already been attending “class” all week, they’ve also been told they can’t discuss anything about the production and may be fired for even the slightest hint about the production on Twitter, FB, etc.

If you think you can handle being a zombie, you can email your information to twdextras@gmail.com, you will need to have a “flexible schedule” from June to September.

If you spot zombies in Atlanta, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

Prince Of Persia… Actually Did Ok!

Ending the weekend at as the number-one film in 41 overseas markets and 3rd here in the states, Prince of Persia opening weekend take in the US was just over $30 million. That’s a respectable figure, but it was also only good enough for third spot on the U.S. charts.

1 Shrek Forever After
2 Sex and the City 2
3 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
4 Iron Man 2
5 Robin Hood
6 Letters to Juliet
7 Just Wright
8 Date Night
9 MacGruber
10 How to Train Your Dragon
11 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

ABC Answers Question About Losts Plain Crash Images

I’ve seen this question over and over, why were pictures of wreckage flashed during the end credits?

I’m sure you’ve seen the finale set pics of the destroyed Oceanic 815 plane that came up with the credits, leaving many viewers pondering if they meant something, well it looks like the LA Times has the answer… and shockingly it’s pretty stupid!

“The images shown during the end credits of the ‘Lost’ finale, which included shots of Oceanic 815 on a deserted beach, were not part of the final story but were a visual aid to allow the viewer to decompress before heading into the news,” an ABC spokesperson wrote in an e-mail Tuesday.

So let’s review: Christian told Jack that he was dead and everyone else in the church was too — some had died before Jack, as we already knew, and some died long after. The sideways flashes then were a step in everyone’s after-lives, a way to reconnect before moving on permanently. While there still may be unanswered questions related to that religious and spiritual conclusion to the “Lost” story, the photographs were really just a nostalgic, transitional touch added by ABC executives — and not executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Love or hate it, that’s the final answer.

An Alias Reboot Could Be On The Way

ABC may be making a play to keep their lost audience. Rumors are starting to make the rounds that ABC is considering a reboot of Alias, and basing it off the original series.

Nothing is even close to being anything official yet, so don’t go dying your hair bright red in celebration or anything, but:

A reliable insider at ABC tells me that there is talk of the network doing a “reboot” of one of the greatest TV series of all time, J.J. Abrams’ Alias.

How? When? Where? Why?

Again, it’s only very initial talk at this point, but I’m told that the development folks over at the Alphabet network are considering doing a new version of Alias that would borrow some elements of the original series that starred Jennifer Garner (and Michael Vartan, Victor Garber and some guy named Bradley Cooper who must have slipped into oblivion since). But the series would most likely not include any sort of complex mythological throughline such as the Rambaldi prophecy (a storyline that lost some of the fans).

According to this source, ABC is hoping to hold onto its lost Lost audience with a re-envisioned J.J. Abrams series, in light of FlashForward not working out so well. (It was canceled last week.)

Weekend Box Office Chart for May 21st to May 23rd

Trolling it’s way to the top of the box office this weekend Shrek Forever takes in 71 million making it number one on it’s opening weekend.

1. Shrek Forever After $71.2 Total: $71.2
2. Iron Man 2 $26.6 Total: $251.2
3. Robin Hood $18.7 Total: $66.1
4. Letters to Juliet $9.1 Total: $27.4
5. Just Wright $4.2 Total: /$14.6
6. MacGruber $4.1 Total: $4.1
7. Date Night $2.8 Total: $90.6
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street $2.2 Total: $59.9
9. How to Train Your Dragon $1.8 Total: $210.9
10. Kites $1.0 Total: $1.0
11. The Back-Up Plan $.9 Total: $35.8
12. Babies $.7 Total: $5.0

Will These Lost Questions Get Answered?

A friend of mine emailed me this last week, not sure if it’s a common deal so I’ll post it here.

Feel free to add your own:

Here are 50 questions that Lost really does have to answer, or we’ll attack the ABC studios with pitchforks.

So the island is the place with the glowy light that’s inside all of us. Does this mean the Island’s alive? People talk about what the island “wants.” What do they mean? Is the island Eywa?

How come the island heals people? Why does it heal them selectively?

Who was the woman who raised Jacob and the Man In Black, and how did she get there?

If Jacob was a Roman, why is he so into Egyptian gods?

What was with those Egyptian symbols that appeared in the Hatch when the countdown went past 108 minutes? That didn’t seem like the Dharma Initiative’s style.

Jacob told Alpert some previous visitors to the island had built that Taweret statue. Did he tell them to build it? Why Taweret?

Is Jacob bringing people to the island, as the Man In Black suggests? If so, then who was bringing all those people to the island before Jacob did it? Why does Jacob want to bring so many people to the island? What was he trying to prove to the Man In Black?

Why did Widmore bring Desmond to the island? What’s the sacrifice Desmond has to make?

Why was Charlie fated to die, exactly? What did Charlie’s death accomplish, in the end?

Was that the Smoke Monster telling Ben and Locke to move the island, back in season four? If so, why did Smokey want the island moved? What did moving the island accomplish exactly?

Why was Libby in the same mental hospital as Hurley? What’s her deal exactly? Why was she in Australia?

Why did the Smoke Monster kill Mr. Eko? Why did the Smoke Monster leave Rousseau alive after killing or “claiming” the rest of her expedition?

Who made the Rules? Like, what’s preventing Smokey from killing the Candidates directly?

What was so special about Walt? No, really. They made a big deal out of it and everything.

Jacob was immortal, right? So what made him decide he needed to start doing such a huge head-hunting search for his replacement?

Why is Aaron so important? Why wasn’t Kate supposed to raise him?

Why isn’t Kate a candidate?

What was the Dharma Initiative really up to on the Island? What was their ultimate goal? Why did the Hanso Foundation regard the Dharma Initiative as a failure?

It seems like everyone who was a passenger on Oceanic 815 has numerous connections that they don’t even know about. Like Jack and Claire being half-siblings, and Sawyer’s ex-girlfriend helping Kate confront her mom. What caused this excessive degree of synchronicity?

What really happens if the Smoke Monster leaves the island?

In the “flash-sideways” universe, the island is under water. When exactly did this happen?

How/when did Roger Linus and Pierre Chang get off the island before it sank?

Why did Ben and Widmore hate each other quite so much? Why couldn’t Ben just shoot Widmore in the face that one time when Ben came into Widmore’s bedroom?

Why did Widmore order Keamy’s gang to kill everyone on the island except for Ben? Especially since Widmore is so keen for Locke to lead the Oceanic Six back to the island a few years later. And why exactly is Widmore so keen for the Oceanic Six to come back to the island? Because they’re Candidates? Or some other reason? If he is keen for there to be Candidates on the island, why did he order Keamy to kill them all?

After Richard Alpert met Jacob and Jacob explained the island to him, why didn’t Richard repeat that explanation to everyone he met?

How did Richard and the Others decide whom to recruit from among the various people who came to the island after that? What was the deal with all those lists? The lists weren’t lists of Candidates, since the Others didn’t try to recruit Sawyer or Jack. So what were they?

Why did the Incident in 1977 leave the island’s women unable to give birth? What’s with the huge importance placed on fertility on the island, what with the Tawaret statue? Why are so many women separated from their babies?

So why was Widmore unable to return to the island? And then why was he able to return to the island after all? Also, why did turning the donkey wheel mean that Ben was unable to return to the island, except with the Oceanic Six?

What was the deal with that brand on Juliet’s lower back? The cross/asterisk thing?

Where did that supply drop come from? You know, the huge pallet of food and stuff?

Who built that weird Dharma Initiative door that leads to a stone wall? Did the Others put it there as part of their fake village?

Was Rousseau “claimed” by the Smoke Monster the same way Claire and Sayid were?

What was the Sickness that the Dharma Initiative was vaccinating people against? Is it similar to the Smoke Monster “claiming” people, or something else?

When the Smoke Monster told Sayid that he could have Nadia back from the dead, was he referring to the “flash sideways” universe, or something else? Or just lying?

What was the deal with Pierre Chang having so many wacky pseudonyms?

What were the Others having Kate and Sawyer build? Was it really going to be a runway? For what?

So if the hydrogen bomb going off caused the “flash sideways” universe and prevented Oceanic 815 from crashing, how did it change Hurley’s lottery numbers, or make Sawyer a cop instead of a con-man?

Is Ji Yeon the “Kwon” who’s a candidate?

Who’s the mother of Jack’s son David in the “flash-sideways” universe? On a related note, where’s alt-Juliet?

What happened to the body of Christian Shephard on the “flash-sideways” Flight 815?

Come to think of it, what happened to Christian’s body on the island?

Sayid was “claimed” by the Smoke Monster, but he still had free will afterward. What did that being “claimed” thing mean anyway?

What does god need with a starship? I mean, why does Locke need an airplane to leave the island?

Why are the Numbers so important? I get that each of the Numbers corresponds to one of the remaining Candidates as of a while ago. But that’s just another instance of the Numbers popping up in relation to something. Why these numbers? Why were they powerful long before Jack, Hurley, et al. came to the island?

And come to think of it, what was the point of having someone broadcasting the numbers over the radio over and over again for years?

If Jacob is dead, and his ghost is wandering around talking to Hurley, what’s with the little kid version of Jacob? Why can only certain people, like Sawyer, see the little-kid Jacob?

Who was Juliet inviting to coffee? What sort of coffee? Can I come? Will there be biscotti, or madeleines?

Why can’t the Smoke Monster cross a line of ash? What about the sonic fence?

So the Man In Black can’t leave the island. But Jacob was wandering off the island all the time, buying Louis Vuitton luggage, touching the Oceanic Six and various other people, and stocking up on Flannery O’Connor books. At one point, Jacob opened a dance studio in Newark. What gives?

When Ben took Locke to Jacob’s Cabin, there was a weird telekinetic storm and Locke heard a voice saying “Help me.” Was that Jacob? Or the M.I.B.? What sort of help did the voice have in mind? More importantly, what’s with the dog painting in Jacob’s Cabin???

UPDATE! I was curious about some of these and did a few google searches, looks like the site Jezebel answered a few.

1.) Richard Alpert
We learned—in this season’s episode “Ab Aeterno”—why Richard doesn’t age. He said it was because Jacob “touched” him, after his slave ship crashed on the Island sometime in the 19th century. In exchange for joining Team Jacob, he asked for “time,” so Jacob gave him eternal life. But we saw him drinking Jacob’s Jesus juice. In last week’s episode, “Across the Sea,” we saw that this was the same wine bottle from which Jacob drank to become the Island’s protector. So, something is up with that. As we’ve been told, our “questions will only lead to more questions.” Sigh.

2.) The Whispers
This is one of those instances where we got a completely straight-forward, no bullshit answer. As (dead) Michael explained to Hurley in “Everybody Loves Hugo,” the whispers in the jungle are the ghosts of people who died on the Island who are “trapped” there for their misdeeds.

3.) The Donkey Wheel
As polarizing as the Jacob/MIB-centric episode “Across the Sea” was to fans, it did answer many of our questions, one of which being the origin of that “frozen donkey wheel” that transports people to Tunisia when they turn it. MIB built it as part of a “system that channels the water and the light,” in hopes that it would get him off the Island and back to the real world.

4.) The Smoke Monster
Throughout this season, we’ve received confirmation that the Smoke Monster is the Man in Black. And know we know that MIB turned into the Smoke Monster after Jacob threw him into the log flume ride that is the Tunnel of Light.

5.) Jacob’s Touch
Last season we saw that Jacob went around touching a bunch of the survivors of Oceanic 815. We knew it was important, but we didn’t know why. Now we have somewhat of a better idea. He was anointing the “candidates” he was choosing to replace him as the Island’s protector. It’s been a long process of making lists of names and crossing them out.

6.) The Temple
We finally got to see what was inside the walls surrounding the Temple—it was a Temple! And inside the Temple was a bunch of barefoot hippies, an Asian herbalist, and a pool of water that apparently creates pseudo-zombies. And I think that’s all we’re ever gonna get on that.

10 Questions Lost Needs To Answer
7.) The “Heart” of the Island
So this is what it’s all about, what all those people died for, what Jacob is protecting, why they were all brought there: A Thomas Kinkade landscape.

8.) Hurley’s Guitar Case
He’d been carrying it around for three seasons, and we finally learned that inside the guitar case that Jacob gave Hurley was an ankh, and inside that ankh was a list of names.

9.) The Loophole
Last season we found out that MIB wanted to kill Jacob, but he was unable to do so, because of some rule. We found out that the “rule” was that their adoptive wizard mother put some kind of spell on MIB and Jacob that prevented them from ever killing each other (completely, that is). The loophole was to convince someone else to kill Jacob.

10.) Jacob/MIB’s Origin
They’re twins! They were born to some woman who spoke Latin and raised by Allison Janney, who had an American accent.

10 Questions That Must Be Answered

1.) Charles Widmore
There are so many mysteries surrounding Charles Widmore, and I’m certain that not all of them will be cleared up, but we need something more. Like, how did he and Eloise come to live on the Island? Who is Penny’s mother? Why didn’t he have anything to do with raising his son, Daniel Faraday?

2.) Fertility
Lost fans—or at least I—will be livid if the issue of the Island’s fertility problem is not addressed by the end of the finale. At some point, either right before or right after the purge of the DHARMA folk, women were able to conceive, but not give birth, on the Island. Or they were able to give birth, but not conceive on the Island. We need to know why!

3.) The Statue
Connected to the fertility issue is the statue of Taweret, who is the Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. Who built it?

4.) Infection
According to the dirty Temple hippies, Sayid and Claire are “infected.” Rousseau talked about how science team also got infected. What the hell does that mean, how does it happen, and is this just a red herring?

5.) Sideways Universe
How did it come to be? Will it ever converge with the original timeline? What does it all mean!!?!?!?

10 Questions Lost Needs To Answer
6.) Island Under Water
In the first few minutes of this season, we saw that, in the sideways universe, the Island is submerged underwater. How did that happen? What happened to the DHARMA people who had been there? What is the significance of its destruction?

7.) Desmond
A relationship with electromagnetic energy probably has something to do with his importance to what is currently happening on the Island, but why does Mocke want him dead? What is Widmore’s planning to do with him? Will he ever see Penny again?

8.) Eloise Hawking
Much like the mysteries surrounding Widmore, we need to know a little bit more about Eloise Hawking. How did she come to live on the Island? When and why did she leave? Why doesn’t she have the same last name as her son? Why did she spend so much time in her science sorcery dungeon under the church devising a way for the Losties to return to the Island, but didn’t want to go back herself?

9.) Jacob’s Army
Jacob had apparently set up an army—Bram, Ilana, etc.—of bodyguards who spent their lives training for whatever war that was going to happen. How did he do this? Why? How did he chose Ilana? What’s her deal anyway? Why were none of these army people “candidates”?

10.) MIB’s Name
That’s the face I’m going to make if we never find out what it is.

10 Questions to Let Go
1.) Walt
I think we should just give up any hope of knowing why Walt is “special,” why he has creepy powers, and how and why he appeared to Shannon and Locke on the Island after he’d already left. That kid pubed too hard and fast for them to ever really include him in any more central story lines.

2.) Vincent
Did he time travel to 2007 after Juliet activated the atomic bomb? I don’t know if we’ll ever see him again, but I’m thinking that we might just have to think of him as being safe and sound somewhere, at some time.

3.) Rose and Bernard
They were with Vincent, so whatever happened to him, probably happened to them. But honestly, I don’t care for them, because they annoy me and I find Rose to be an asshole.

10 Questions Lost Needs To Answer
4.) Desmond & Penny Photo
Why did Naomi have it in her backpack when she parachuted on to the Island? How the hell did she get a copy of it? I think we have to just forget that ever happened.

5.) Ethan
How did he join up with the Others? Was he partially responsible for the Purge of the DHARMA people? How did he become a doctor? We’ll probably never know.

6.) Karl
Remember him? He was Alex’s 16-year-old boyfriend. If there were fertility issues on the Island, where did he come from? He’s certainly not one of the DHARMA people, given his age. Oh well.

7.) Food Drops
Who orchestrated the food drops to the Hatch? Did the Others have a helicopter? That one, I’m sure, will remain a mystery forever.

8.) Black Rock Journal
How did the journal of the first mate of the Black Rock get off the Island for Widmore to purchase it at an auction many years later.

9.) Christian Shepherd
Beyond being a vessel for MIB, what was Christian Shepherd’s deal? Why was his body never discovered, when MIB didn’t need Locke’s original body to take his form?

10.) Why Them?
Why, specifically, were these people chosen over all others to be candidates? I think we’re just going to have to accept that—beyond being “lost” people—they were just chosen by a casting director

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The CBS Axe Man Strikes!

CBS did some house cleaning making way for it’s fall line up today, with some surprise cancellations.

Most of the axed shows saw it coming, “Cold Case,” “Miami Medical,” “Numbers,” “Gary Unmarried” and “Accidentally on Purpose” all had rumors about for weeks but “Old Christine” and “Ghost Whisperer,” both of which perform solidly enough that renewals wouldn’t have been out of the question, seemed to have been a surprise.

This could be in response to the sheer number of new series being launched by rivals NBC and ABC.

As a result, CBS will open up several new time slots and it looks like “Medium” – which CBS secured last year from NBC – and comedy “Rules of Engagement” just missed the Axe man this time.

Weekend Box Office Chart for May 14th to May 16th

Iron Man 2 managed too successfully fend off the bandits in Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood reboot with a $53 Million weekend take.

1. Iron Man 2 $53.0 Total: $212.1
2. Robin Hood $37.1 Total: $37.1
3. Letters to Juliet $13.7 Total: $13.7
4. Just Wright $8.5 Total: $8.5
5. How to Train Your Dragon $5.1 Total: $207.7
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street $4.7 Total: $56.1
7. Date Night $4.0 Total: $86.6
8. The Back-Up Plan $2.4 Total: $34.2
9. Furry Vengeance $2.3 Total: $15.1
10. Clash of the Titans $1.2 Total: $160.1
11. Death at a Funeral $1.1 Total: $40.5
12. Babies $1.0 Total: $3.9

I didn’t see Robin Hood yet, seems like it’s getting a ton of mixed reviews.

So What’s Going On With Heroes Next Season?

For weeks now rumors have been flying around if Heroes will or won’t be canceled. Now it looks like despite abysmal ratings, NBC has made up it’s mind:

When NBC executives got a look at the new pilots they had ordered (five have already been commissioned as series), they fell in love with their own handiwork; the network felt far better about these new shows’ potential than they did about Heroes’. Even though there’s no guarantee that any of the newcomers will work, there’s a lot more upside to giving a new contender such as J.J. Abrams’s Undercovers the time to find an audience rather than yanking it off quickly and begging viewers to give Heroes one more shot. As a result, according to agency sources and chatter around Hollywood, Heroes has started looking less like a backup plan and more like a waste of money.

However, NBC (which declined to comment for this story) is nothing if not appreciative of the few Heroes fans who still care about the saga and doesn’t want to leave them hanging. While a half-season appears to be out of the question, we hear there’s a good chance the network will at least try to find a way to fund a two- or four-hour movie event in order to give some finality to the franchise. Those discussions haven’t taken place yet, however, since NBC still hasn’t officially told Heroes creator Tim Kring his show is canceled.

I think Heroes may be back for 13 episodes

Gaiking Movie Update and Trailer

You may be saying to yourself what is Gaiking? Well all you need to know is it’s a giant awesome robot that will (I’m sure) smash lots of stuff in the upcoming full length feature movie.

Some of you however may be thinking, I’ve seen that before… when I was a kid. Sure, that’s because the project is based on a 1970s Japanese anime series but was better known in North America as a toy line and Marvel Comics series called “Shogun Warriors.”

Jules Urbach is the man spearheading the project, which is using a technology called Lightstage, a next generation of scanning technology that already won an Academy Award for its use in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Enough talk, more trailer!

In a recent interview Jules Urbach said:

Are you worried about the title being a little inaccessible? Why not go with “Shogun Warriors”?

We wanted to introduce one robot and thought it should be the focus of the film. It’s like you want to introduce Superman before you introduce the Justice League, right?

The title is something that we’re still looking at. It’s in the mix. We are very aware of the possible limitations. I can’t speak for Toei, so I can’t speak how it will be used in the marketing of that film. We just want to use it wisely.

So what’s the status of “Gaiking” now?

I guess you can say we’re in preproduction. The reason we released the teaser when we did is we’re done designing the robot. And even a lot of the costumes and the characters. We basically put as much as was ready to be shown in the teaser. And the next step is get a writer — we have a treatment for the movie — and get a full-blown script. That should be done in the next three months.

And we’re looking at 2012 as a potential release date, but it’s not set. It could be 2013.

Starz To Film Spartacus: Blood And Sand Prequel This Summer

The Hollywood Reporter has some interesting news about the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. With a second season already been ordered before the show’s first season even began the shows future was set, but unfortunately, some difficult complications arose when the show’s star Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Whitfield is expected to make a full recovery, and he’ll even be able to play a small part in this prequel, but the show’s second season is in the midst of a significant delay due to the illness. Instead of wait their star’s return to health, Starz has decided that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to use the time to film a 6-part prequel series to the show. This prequel will begin filming this summer in New Zealand, and is expected to air in January.

The prequel will center around Batiatus (John Hannah) and Lucretia (Lucy Lawless), two crucial characters of the show, and the establishment of the House of Batiatus and the gladiator Champions that were made there.

If you haven’t seen Spartacus yet give it a try (if you have Netflix it’s in the watch it now section)

Here is the Weekend Box Office Chart May 7th to May 9th.

Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr., was able to push back it’s demons and sober up as Marvel’s billionaire superhero soared to the top of the box office with a $133.6 million opening weekend.

1. Iron Man 2 $133.6 Total: $133.6
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street $9.1 Total: $48.5
3. How to Train Your Dragon $6.7 Total: $201.0
4. Date Night $5.3 Total: $80.8
5. The Back-Up Plan $4.3 Total: $29.4
6. Furry Vengeance $4.0 Total: $11.6
7. Clash of the Titans $2.3 Total: $157.8
8. Death at a Funeral $2.1 Total: $38.3
9. The Losers $1.8 Total: $21.4
10. Babies $1.5 Total: $1.5
11. Kick-Ass $1.5 Total: $45.2
12. Oceans $1.5 Total: $16.0

Favreau and Downey did a great job, but on a side note… Furry Vengeance, really people, really!

JJ Abrams Super 8 Teaser Trailer – Watch it Now!

First, saw Iron Man 2 and it was awesome, I’ll leave it at that.

Second, no it’s not a prequel to Cloverfield, as many suspected including myself. The trailer for Super 8, which runs before Iron Man 2, is an original Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams collaboration. Very little is shown, but clearly there’s something be transported in an Air Force train cargo storage unit. And it seems like the entity trying to punch its way out… and at the same time turn a giant wheel?

– Super 8 will be released next summer by Paramount Pictures.
– The film is written and directed by JJ Abrams, who is also producing through his Bad Robot company.
– Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, and Bryan Burk are producing.

Two New ‘The Last Airbender’ Posters Released

Paramount Pictures has released two new posters for M. Night Shyamalan’s move adaptation of the animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

Thursday Video Fun!

An innocent copy of Microsoft Office, left lying on the pavement? You’d pick it up wouldn’t you? In my youth I actually fell for a similar trick, it is a bit of a system shock.

Let it be a lesson for you all.

Oh and while I’m at it, this cracked me up. So long as he yells “”NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” when he losses a satalite signal. They have some other Star Wars voices going up, no as cool as our Greedo t-shirt but they are trying.

Weekend Box Office Chart for April 30th to May 2nd

The remake of horror film Nightmare on Elm Street scared down the other movies at the North American box office this weekend with a $32.2 Million opener. Meanwhile How to Train Your Dragon, an excellent movie I might add, is still doing very well.

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street $32.2 Total: $32.2
2. How to Train Your Dragon $10.8 Total: $192.3
3. Date Night $7.6/$73.6
4. The Back-Up Plan $7.2 Total: $22.9
5. Furry Vengeance $6.5 Total: $6.5
6. The Losers $6.0 Total: $18.1
7. Clash of the Titans $5.9 Total: $154.0
8. Kick-Ass $4.4 Total: $42.1
9. Death at a Funeral $4.0 Total: $34.7
10. Oceans $2.6 Total: $13.5
11. The Last Song $2.3 Total: $58.6
12. Alice in Wonderland $1.5 Total: $329.7