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Here at My Hollywood Dream we like to cover as much of Hollywood and the world of entertainment that we can (minus the ugly gossip). With that I welcome you to another edition of The Pit – Fall into it.

  • Queen-Geek and Dr. Horrible love interest Felicia Day is expanding her work online with a new web series that adapts the popular RPG series Dragon Age. It’ll be very cool to see Day, who stars and produces the video game related series The Guild, step into full on fantasy mode with Dragon Age: Redemption. The series takes place in an unspecified time in the ten year time span of the new entry into the fantasy game series, Dragon Age 2. The actual episodes fall in the six to nine minute range, which is very common for web shows, who viewers usually have a rather short attention span.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker wants to make a third Sex and the City movie. Thankfully no one else wants to.
  • Michael Emerson, Lost‘s creepy Ben, has been cast in a new pilot for JJ Abrams. Person of Interest sees him as a mysterious (wouldn’t have it any other way with Emerson) billionaire who teams up with an ex-CIA agent who is thought to be dead to stop violent crimes in New York City. No word on who will be the ex-CIA agent. If picked up, the show would be heading to CBS.
  • There is a Facebook event page promoting February 21st as “Send a Naked picture of yourself to Steve Buscemi Day” showing us that there is a Facebook page for just about anything. I’m so disturbed by the group that no, I will not post a link here. You’ll have to actually search for that yourself.
  • In another bit of TV casting new, Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will be portraying… James Van Der Beek in the ABC pilot Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23. In the series he’d be an over the top version of himself, much in the vein of Neil Patrick Harris’ hysterical performance in the original Harold & Kumar (the sequel is best left forgotten).

Excited about Day’s new series? More interested in another Sex in the City sequel? How long do you think the Beek’s new series will last?

Thankfully Fox’s Lone Star was canceled in the blink of an eye, otherwise the lovely Adrianne Palicki would have not been available to be the new Wonder Woman for David E. Kelly and NBC.  You might remember Palicki from the first couple seasons of one of the best shows to grace the small screen, Friday Night Lights. There is played a bit of a selfish bitch, but a little bit of that spice might be good for the amazon princess turned superhero.

The new series is said to be a serious take on the character where Wonder Woman is a billionaire CEO who moonlights as a vigilante in Los Angeles. Very Batman-ish if you ask me.  I just hope they keep her amazon backstory in place and maybe include some other DC Comics heroes into the mix down the line, as Smallville has very successfully done. It would be really cool if they connected the show somehow to Smallville or the new DC film universe with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern and Henry Cavill’s Superman.

Casting sheets have revealed that the only other familiar character in the series at this point is long time WW love interest Steve Trevor. He is described as an Army vet who now works with the Justice department. We’ll have to wait and see if anyone else (villains perhaps?) from WW’s history makes it into the mix.

The bone heads are getting closer to returning to the idiot box. Excited yet? Since MTV took the Music out of the M they have been building up their scripted slate of shows, including the much talked about Skins (adapted from the UK series) and the upcoming Teen Wolf (loosely adapted from the Michel J Fox film), and soon we’ll have a revival of Mike Judge’s classic series, Beavis and Butt-Head. A really smart move IMO.

MTV President Van Toffler talked to Rolling Stone about the show and what we can expect.  Cool enough, the series will keep the original formatting, with episodes broken up with the guys on the couch watching television. Originally they watched and mocked music videos, but the new show will expand that to also include shows like MTV’s own Jersey Shore, along with UFC fights, and even YouTube videos.  Toffler also promises that they will still be watching music videos – on the Music-less MTV. Thankfully Mike Judge is returning to run the show, I would not have even thought about watching it without him.

Who are you looking forward to Beavis and Butt-Head making fun of? Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus all come to mind. TV show wise I’d love to see what the guys think of American Idol and Glee… I wonder if FOX would be okay with that? I doubt it, we’ll most likely see cross branding with other Viacom owned properties/networks. The guys return to our screens this summer.

Posted on February 17th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on Beavis and Butt-Head are Almost Back!
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Dark Shadows just got a little hotter! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the adaptation as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the head of the Collins family in the soap opera from the 60s. She joins Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heatcote, and Helen Bonham Carter for director Tim Burton.

I wonder if Burton will be going ultra serious or will have a more lighthearted/dark comedy tone to Dark Shadows. I can only assume that Warner Brothers wants to launch this into a series of movies, and not just a stand alone piece.

I have an undying love for Pfeiffer and I’ll watch anything she does. She last teamed up with Tim Burton on Batman Returns, where she was the only bright spot in the otherwise disappointing sequel.  Pfeiffer is currently filming two projects, the star-studded (and likely awful) anthology flick New Year’s Eve and Welcome to People, which costars Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, and Chris Pine.

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on Michelle Pfeiffer Enters the Dark Shadows!
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I’m sure that Lucian will have more to say about this in his WWE Raw recap, but I just wanted to get the news out there while it is still fresh. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, after a seven year break, will be returning to the WWE to host Wrestlemania! Here is a new promo he cut for the hosting gig…

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on The Rock Returns to the WWE
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If you have followed the world of micro cinema, than you are likely familiar with Microcinema Scene, a blog from years ago that focused on the filmmakers who tirelessly work to create movies with a lack and funds but a creativity and enthusiasm that a lot of Hollywood productions lack.  The website has changed face over the years, turning from the blog into the community based Common Film, and now is known simply as Film Rogue. Along with their recent changes, the website has a new focus, to redefine Self-Distribution for micro (and no) budget features and short films.

The model of distribution takes your movie away from the current studio system, where they take 90% of your movie’s profits, and puts it back into your hands. Film Rogue is offering a non-exclusive deal where you send in a DVD of your  feature or short, and they take it and format it as a downloadable digital file (both a DVD quality version and a mobile version). They set up a product page for your film and advertise it on their website, along with their new releases, titles with the best reviews, and the most sales.  People can buy it directly off the product page. You set your price and take home 80% of all the sales (Film Rogue’s 20% cut is to help cover site operating costs and bandwidth).

The website’s suggested pricing includes:

  • Feature Films: $2.99 – $4.99 for DVD versions, $1.99 – $3.99 for mobile versions.
  • Short Films: $0.99 – $2.49 for DVD versions, $0.75 – $1.49 for mobile versions.
  • Very Short Films: $0.50 – $0.99 for any version.

Will you make a ton of money? I doubt it. But you might make a few bucks while getting your movie out there. And you’ll fully control the destiny of your film. For more information, check out the press release on Film Rogue’s website, located here.

Posted on February 14th, 2011 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Welcome to an all new edition of The Pit! Things have been a bit slow on the site lately, but will be gaining steam over the new few weeks. So, what is interesting this week in the world of entertainment?

  • Have you checked out the trailer for the Jodie Foster directed flick The Beaver, which stars Foster and Mel Gibson, in his first role since… losing his mind. The movie’s description sounds pretty engaging, “…story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.” Check out the trailer over here. Sadly for Foster, the movie keeps getting pushed back. It was originally going to come out in mid March, before getting pushed to April, and now May.
  • Has Die Hard 5 found its director? Deadline is reporting that big time commercial director Noam Murro, who also helmed the 2008 flick Smart People with Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ellen Page, will be directing a script from Skip Woods. I’m not familiar with Murro’s commercial work (apparently his Halo stuff is pretty amazing), but having Woods write the script doesn’t give me much confidence in the sequel. Woods is credited with the terrible screenplays for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The A-Team, and Hitman.  I do want to see John McClane return. And what do we have to do to get Reginald VelJohnson back in the mix?
  • Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus has added Charlize Theron to a cast that already includes Noomi Rapace and the new Megneto Michael Fassbender. So, this movie was supposed to be the Alien prequel… is it still tied to Alien, or is it now something else?
  • This Monday on Jeopardy past champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter face off against the super IBM computer known as Watson. Will they be able to stop the destruction of the future as seen by way to smart robots in the Terminator? I’m putting my money on the computer.
  • Visitor Poll: What kind of television deal do you have? Do you have an Optimized Cable Company or use satellite? Sound off in the comments. Depending on how you are connected, you’ll have to know where to get accessories like a VGA cable or USB cables. Thanks!
Posted on February 12th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on The Pit: The Beaver, Die Hard 5, Jeopardy & More!
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