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Guardians of the Galaxy’s sequel is currently in pre-production.  Entertainment Weekly tweeted out some photos from behind-the-scenes of Zoe Saldana undergoing the four to five-hour process to make her Gamora green.

I don’t know what I was expecting this to look like, but this wasn’t it!  Girl cannot be getting paid enough to do this…

Click on the link in the tweet to see what she has to go through.  The film comes out in the U.S. May 5, 2017.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #ZoeSaldana #Gamora

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I was so bummed when ABC cancelled the Ioan Gruffudd series Forever, and then bummed again when it failed to find a new home with another network.  In the meantime the only new show this season that’s a solid hit is NBC’s Blindspot.  As CinemaBlend points out, Forever’s replacement Wicked City is only pulling .7 in the demo, while Forever did 1.2, with very good numbers on DVR viewers.

So take that, ABC.  Should have moved it to another night or just let it ride with those numbers.  Did you learn nothing from Pushing Daisies??

If you live in the U.S. and want to pick up Forever on DVD you’ll be able to do so, sometime in 2016.  According to tvshowsondvd.com, Forever’s one and only season will also be available in Canada in January.

Speaking of ABC, Castle is finally getting back on track after heading down a darker-than-usual path, including the “break-up” of Castle and Beckett.  And I noticed they quietly ditched the Beckett running for Senator storyline.  If viewers want an edgy police procedural, there are plenty of those.  What makes Castle is the humor (ice bullets, anyone?) and the relationships – Castle and Beckett, Javi and Kevin, Alexis and Martha… I even like the new character, Hayley.  The last episode, Mr. and Mrs. Castle, finally gets Castle and Beckett back together and starts to head the show back to where it needs to be.  So wrap up this LokSat backstory and get back to what makes Castle fun.

#ForeverABC #CastleABC

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Courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live, here’s the Captain America: Civil War trailer.

I’m not liking this.  They don’t have enough bad guys to fight, they have to fight each other?  *Sigh*.  It’ll be hard to figure out who to root for.

On the plus side, Mads Mikkelsen has just been confirmed as being cast in Doctor Strange, so there’s that.

#CaptainAmericaCivilWar

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Here’s a synopsis of the BBC’s Sherlock Victorian-era special The Abominable Bride, via Sherlockology:

What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats? Welcome to ‘Sherlock’ in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown?  Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…

Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about…the Abominable Bride!

Entertainment Weekly has here several images and posters from the special, including one of the rather creepy bride.

Remember the special will be shown on New Year’s Day on PBS and BBC One (and select theaters in the UK on that day), a few days later in US theaters.

#SherlockTheAbominableBride

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Empire magazine has released images of six covers featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters.  They include: Rey, Finn, Poe, Han and Chewbacca, Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren.

So no Leia?  We get Captain Phasma but no Leia??

You can see them all here.  They will be available in the UK on 11/26, but I’m not sure when they’ll appear on US newsstands.

#StarWars #TheForce Awakens #EmpireMagazine

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Gal Gadot has posted on her Twitter feed an image of herself as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in costume.

According to IGN, she will be joined in her standalone film by Chris Pine and Robin Wright, among others.  The character will show up first in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman will then be followed by the two Justice League films.

In the meantime, we await Marvel putting forth a female-centered superhero movie.

#WonderWoman #GalGadot

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Courtesy of foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com, the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Carrier Air Wing Seven, the U.S. Navy has come up with their answer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I give you the latest in the fight against the Dark Side – Sea Wars.  Go get ’em, guys!

#SeaWars #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Tom Hiddleston is in everything Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t.  (Well, OK, sometimes they’re in the same thing, too.)

Crimson Peak is playing now, if you can find it.  Upcoming releases include High Rise and the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light.  Tom is also currently filming Kong: Skull Island (why, Tom, why??)

Loki_marvel-movies_wikiaWhile Hiddleston is listed on imdb.com as being in Thor: Ragnarok, there’s been no confirmation that Loki will make a return in that film.  If he does, it may just be for a cameo.  Considering Loki is a fan favorite, I for one am not happy that he won’t have a major role in Thor 3.  Rumors are, though, that he could turn up in Avengers: Infinity War, which would make up for being passed over in Ragnarok a little easier to take.

There’s also a television series, The Night Manager, based on the book by John le Carre.  It also stars Hugh Laurie.  There are six episodes to the spy series, and it will be shown on the BBC and AMC.  No definitive dates yet.  It is currently in post-production.

#TomHiddleston #TheNightManager #ThorRagnarok #AvengersInfinityWar

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The TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens continue to roll out.  This one is notable because of its focus on John Boyega’s character, Finn (rumored to be the son of Lando Calrissian, but no confirmation on that).  But poor BB-8!  The adorable droid takes quite a tumble in the Millenium Falcon.

Here’s the spot, courtesy of JoBlo Movie Trailers:

#StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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There’s a new 60-second Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot with new footage.

Martin Freeman will be on BBC1 tonight in a Star Wars sketch for Children In Need, according to Radio Times.  The sketch will also feature R2-D2 and C-3PO.

#StarWars #TheForceAwakens #MartinFreeman

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What were you doing in 1965?  If you were watching NBC you may have seen the first episode of Days Of Our Lives, which is celebrating 50 years on the air.

days-of-our-lives-todayshow-10-27-15It hasn’t always been certain that DOOL would be around this long.  Cancellation rumors have circled more than once as soaps have seen quite a consolidation.  Reality shows, cooking shows and talk shows have replaced many on the networks’ schedules.  There are now only four surviving – General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and DOOL.

But it looks like Days is again in a good place, with new writers, favorite cast members returning (many permanently, some not), and higher ratings.  NBC has gone all-out for the 50th anniversary, with a coffee table book, including cast tours and autograph sessions to promote it, and a big red carpet gala.

While some actors make soaps their permanent home, others move on.  Some famous people who have passed through Salem are Jensen Ackles of Supernatural, Ashley Bensen of Pretty Little Liars, LeAnn Rimes, and of course, Alison Sweeney — who is currently back for a while as Sami (see this article in the New York Daily News).  Other famous people who have starred on soaps include Nathan Fillion (One Life To Live), Kelly Ripa (General Hospital), Ryan Philippe (One Life To Live), Demi Moore (General Hospital), Meg Ryan (As The World Turns), Kevin Bacon (Guiding Light), Brad Pitt (Another World) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Santa Barbara).  Julia Roberts is famously a big DOOL fan.

If you haven’t been following the hilarious antics on Twitter of Thaao Penghlis (the villainous Andre DiMera) and Billy Flynn (his little brother, Chad), plug into @thaaopenghlis and @billymflynn.  The official account for Days is @nbcdays.  Many other cast members are also on Twitter, such as Deidre Hall, Galen Gering and Kristian Alfonso.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Days!  Here’s to the next 50 years of love, angst, murder and general mayhem!

Image: Cast members Deidre Hall, Galen Gering, Kristian Alfonso, Stephen Nichols, Lauren Koslow, Thaao Penghlis and Billy Flynn on Today 10-27-15

#DaysOfOurLives #DOOL #Days #Days50

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Some never-before-seen footage has shown up in the international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  This includes quite a bit more of adorable droid BB-8 (which was confirmed to be a female, btw).  I can see there will be a BB-8 toy of some kind in my not-too-distant future.

We also see Kylo Ren threatening Rey with his lightsaber, a shot of Leia with C3PO, Chewbacca blowing some crap up, and some new scenes with Finn and Rey, among other things.

io9 has a complete breakdown here.  The trailer’s below, in English with what I believe is Japanese subtitles.

#StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Benedict Cumberbatch has begun filming Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and some set photos have leaked out.  See them on ComicBookMovie.com.

The filming is currently taking place in Nepal.

Mads Mikkelsen is still rumored to be joining the cast, but no final word on that yet.  The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The film opens November 4th, 2016.

#DoctorStrange #BenedictCumberbatch

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SW_HanSoloMarvel and StarWars.com have released five character posters for The Force Awakens.  They are: Han Solo, Leia, Finn, Rey, and villain Kylo Ren.

They’re still keeping Luke Skywalker under wraps!

Click on the thumbnail to see the Han Solo poster.  You can see all of them here.

#StarWars #TheForceAwakens

 

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