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Wolverine Still Image, Liev Schreiber

Yahoo Movies have gotten their hands on a couple new still images from the upcoming X-Men spinnoff, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Click the above image to check them out!

Posted on February 27th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (5)
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The CW Network has renewed six shows, including Supernatural, One Tree Hill, America’s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, 90210 and Smallville.  The one that surprises me the most from the list is Smallville, which was expected to end its run last season when most of the cast’s contracts were up and the original showrunners left the series. Thankfully it got picked up and a surge of creative juices making the current season the best season since the first, with the near perfect Legion episode featuring three members of the Legion of Superheroes, engaging storylines featuring Green Arrow and Martian Manhunter, Doomsday, and Lana and Lex getting a final send off with a bang. This past season makes me wonder what the show would have been like had the original showrunners left a long time ago.

Sadly, two of my favorite CW shows, Reaper and Privileged have not been picked up.  Reaper is only just about to start its second season, taking over the post Gossip Girl spot that Privileged held.  First, I have to say how funky of a spot that is for Reaper. The network couldn’t put it after Supernatural or 13: The Fear is Real?  I can’t imagine that the teenyboppers that are watching Gossip Girl and going to stay for Reaper‘s supernatural comedy. Although, that Sock is dreamy.  Second, I can only assume that the network is trading spots with these two good shows to choose which one to keep and which to cut. And that’s a shame, with time and some better scheduling, I think both shows could develop into great shows. I mean, the network did give One Tree Hill a chance, and now it is more fresh than it ever was. Who ever though Hill would make it to seven seasons?

I wonder, will they team the 90210 remake/continuation up with the new Melrose Place? That’s right, they officially announced that they are making it, with Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) directing the pilot. We can now start to guess who they might have anchor the show from the original cast, I’d perfer to have Andrew Shue’s Billy return, but we’ll likely be stuck with Heather Locklear. Locklear has jumped from show to show with none surviving her reign since Melrose ended.  Maybe they creators will get really creative and have Grant Show’s Jake Hanson dating Jennie Garth’s Kelly Taylor, and have 90210 lead directly into Melrose Place. Better yet, have Hanson dating one of the high schoolers. Oh, the drama!

I’m really pulling for the CW Network’s Privileged, not only was it one of the most enjoyable new shows of the season, but it also has likable characters and well written stories.  It fills the void left by the end of Gilmore Girls nicely. The show is ending early to make room on the network’s schedule for Reaper, another bubble show that I really like.

In tonight’s first season finale, we have relationship drama between Will and Megan, parental drama with Megan and Lily confronting their father about his drinking, wedding planning drama between Marco and Keith, and of course twin drama between Sage and Rose. The new episode airs tonight at 9pm on the CW against the Presidential Address which is being featured on every other channel.

Also on tonight…

8PM

  • ABC: Homeland Security USA (Reality)
  • CBS: NCIS (Crime Drama)
  • NBC: Biggest Loser: Couples (Reality)

9PM

  • ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC: Presidential Address
  • SCIFI: ECW (Wrestling)

10PM

  • FX: Nip/Tuck (Medical Drama)
  • TNT: Leverage (Crime Drama)
Posted on February 24th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Get a free Quiznos Sub, Free Sandwich

Quiznos is trying to make the world a better place by giving away one million subs! And at least for me, today, they have succeeded. They are looking for your name, email address, and favorite sub, then they email you a personalized coupon for a free small sub. I filled it out and printed my free sub coupon in 10 minutes, then had it for lunch an hour later. And it was yummy. 🙂

Click here to get your free sub from Quiznos.

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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Slumdog Millionaire, Oscar Nominated

The winners of the 2009 Academy Awards (are in blue)!

Best Picture

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
  • Gus van Sant, Milk
  • Stephen Daldry, The Reader

Continue reading to check out the full list of 2009 Oscar Winners!

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Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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In my opinion, the Best Picture showcase should be mandatory for all voting Academy members. It’s an event that really separates the men from the boys, the strong from the weak, and the hardcore filmgoers from the casual audience. Imagine 13 1/2 hours of back to back films, supposedly the best films of the year. Some only come for two or three, but not I. I dress in sweats, pack a lunch, and hunker down for all 5 films. For the second time. That’s right, the last two years I have gone into the Best Picture showcase having already seen the films. It gives me a chance to give every film an intense second scrutiny and compare them side by side. Unlike last year, this year I’m not crazy about most of the nominees. Whereas last year I had flipped for films like Michael Clayton, Juno, and No Country, this year I was just kind of excited to see Slumdog and Milk again. Having watched all five of these films back to back, I’m nowhere near convinced that these were the best films of the year. I know I’m beating a dead horse, but The Wrestler was easily the best film I saw this year. Also, I’d go so far to include The Dark Knight and WALL-E amongst the best as well. If I had my druthers, I’d replace Benjamin Button with any of these three, and possibly swap out Frost/Nixon and The Reader as well. But as I have yet to become a voting Academy member, I’ll suffice with choosing between the five nominees they’ve given me this year:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Prediction:
Slumdog Millionaire. It’s taken home tons of awards already and tonight will be no different.

What Should Win:
Slumdog. Upon a second viewing, it got even better and I loved it the first time around. Other films didn’t hold up as well (The Reader, for one) and just can’t compare. Though I’d be happy to see an upset by Milk, which is easily second best.

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by Jess | Leave a Comment
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Phasekitty and the Oscars

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Actress
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design
The Duchess

Best Makeup
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Song
“Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Sound
The Dark Knight

Best Sound Editing
WALL·E

Best Visual Effects
Iron Man

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WALL·E

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir

Best Documentary
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary, Short Subject
The Final Inch

Best Short Film, Animated
Presto

Best Short Film, Live Action
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by Jess | Leave a Comment
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