We recently had actor Aaron Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, on the Keepin' It Reel podcast to talk about his new film Erased. During the course of the discussion we touched on his work with Nolan and where he feels that Warner Brothers should take Batman in the post-Nolan era.
Watch this kick-ass new TV spot for Man of Steel (as if you really need any reason at all to watch this):
Man of Steel opens June 14.
Note: Full spoilers for the Once Upon a Time Season 2 finale follow.
Wow. Once Upon a Time saved the best episode for last this season.
Thank goodness the self destruct spell is a slow one that crawls across the town. I don't mind the plot device since it forced the entertaining situation of Hook allying with the good guys. Seeing Charming punch the pirate was very satisfying and a nice light moment.
Regina's line to Henry about how he shouldn't worry because he'll still live even if Storybrooke is destroyed went by without comment, but it said a lot about her character. She doesn't understand why simply surviving wouldn't be the most important thing to someone. It makes you feel a tiny spark of pity because she just doesn't get it.
We all know it’s considered bad netiquette to discuss video game “spoilers” – a nebulous term for important plot points, twists, and endings – without warning. Nowadays the internet is plastered wall to wall with big, bold and altogether obtrusive spoiler warnings to keep potential torrents of cyber-bile at bay. Sometimes it doesn’t even need to be a real spoiler. It could be speculation about a game that hasn’t even been released yet. It could be a punter’s prediction based on the first few hours of gameplay.
The mere perception that something has been spoiled for someone can be all it takes to turn a seemingly normal human being into an invective-spewing hate monster. While we’ve been tripping over ourselves not to spoil video games for these dogmatic tyrants, have you ever considered that perhaps they are the ones spoiling video games for the rest of us? And maybe, just maybe, spoilers don’t spoil anything at all.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
We've now come to expect A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin to write one episode per season. Last year, he gave us the truly excellent "Blackwater," but "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" was less of an event-episode and more like the chapter he wrote back during Season 1, "The Pointy End," in terms of it being very busy and less focused.
Last week's "The Climb" was also busy, but it just seemed to gel better. It had the amazing Littlefinger speech at the end while also having the luxury of leaving out Dany. "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" had a very crowd-pleasing ending, featuring Jaime's biggest emotional arc to date, but most of this episode was taken up by straight-up relationship chatter. The devotion that Jon and Ygritte pledged to one another last week kept on going here, with an advice-filled Tormund (the gentle and caring lover?) and a jealous Orell both weighing in on the young couple's chances of survival.
No need build up needed - we finally have a trailer for the return of Arrested Development! Yes, this is actually happening!
Warning: some potentially spoilery info follows...
Bates Motel co-executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) along with cast members Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero), and Nicola Peltz (Bradley Martin) were all in attendance at the Paley Center this weekend for a special panel moderated by The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. While there, the group discussed the obvious and not-so-obvious influences for Bates Motel, what we can expect from the finale, and the road forward for what is essentially an action-packed thriller with a previously established, inevitable and, in the world of this series, tragic end.
After a tantalizing six seconds released earlier today, the first full promo for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just made its debut during the Once Upon a Time finale. Check it out below! And yeah, J. August Richards mysterious character sure seems to be a man with some power, huh?
That's not all - a new website for the show has a second, hidden blog level you can find here: www.wearetherisingtide.com/blog/, which is clearly meant to be website that exists within the Marvel Cinematic universe, from some people who are more than a bit suspicious of S.H.I.E.L.D...
NBC have released the trailer for The Blacklist, the new fall series starring James Spader. The show is getting a big push from the network, who are putting it in their best timeslot - Mondays at 10pm after The Voice.
James Spader stars as a master criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to help track down his old associates - asking to work with an FBI agent he seemingly has no connection to.
Check out the trailer below, though be warned that like most trailers released during Upfronts, it is very spoilery - essentially taking you through the entire pilot episode, which was directed by Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smoking Aces, The A-Team, The Grey).
NBC have released their schedule for fall 2013, plus their plans for the midseason schedule. One notable aspect? Community doesn't have a planned timeslot at all, despite being renewed for Season 5 for another 13-episode season. Community will air, it's just a question of when. The show will almost certainly end up being used to take the place of a failed new comedy at some point in the season. Also not listed as yet is Chicago PD, the Chicago Fire spinoff coming next season.
NBC's Thursday night lineup will be completely different in the fall, with only Parks and Recreation still airing that night - though now at 8pm, leading into three new comedies, including The Michael J. Fox Show. Parenthood will now air in the Thursday 10pm timeslot. Midseason, NBC will again try comedies on Tuesday, including Jason Katims' (Friday Night Lights, Parenthoods) About a Boy.
Filmmaker Brenda Chapman, who was infamously fired by Pixar as the director of Brave and replaced by a man, has joined the chorus criticizing Disney's makeover of Brave's heroine Merida for her induction as Disney's 11th official princess.
Merida's new look, which was revealed for the May 11th induction ceremony at Disney World in Orlando, was met with almost immediate criticism by many fans and parents. The remodeled Merida is less quirky, thinner, and more refined-looking than the original Pixar version.