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Smallville, Lois and ClarkWe posted a preview of the all new episode earlier in the week, but I wanted to post a TV Tonight also to remind everyone that tonight Teri Hatcher makes an brief appearance on the final season of Smallville. The once Lois Lane will now be stepping into the role of Ella Lane, Lois’ mother who passed away many years ago from cancer, in a series of videos that Lois finds when she moves in with Clark.

In addition to Hatcher’s appearance, we have a lot of reasons to look forward to the new episode of Smallville; Jor-El and Lara (Julian Sands and Helen Slater) will be making appearances as will the Fortress (will we see the costume again?) along with  DC comics villains Granny Goodness and Harriet.  The show has gotten really good at expanding the DC Comics Universe and I can’t wait until they introduce Booster Gold and Blue Beetle later in the season (and of course the return of Aquaman next week).

What else is on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: Supernanny (Reality)
  • CBS: Medium (Supernatural Drama)
  • SYFY: WWE Smackdown (Wrestling)

9PM

  • ABC: Primetime: What Would You Do? (News/Hidden Camera)
  • CBS: CSI: NY (Crime Drama)
  • CW: Supernatural (Supernatural Drama)
  • FOX: The Good Guys (Crime Drama)
  • NBC: Dateline NBC (News Showcase)

10PM

  • ABC: 20/20 (News Showcase)
  • CBS: Blue Bloods (Crime Drama)
  • E!: The Soup (Funniest Show on TV)

This Friday, my personal favorite Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher, guests stars on the newest episode of Smallville. Hatcher will be portraying Lois’ mother, who passed away while Lois was just a child. Also guest starring in the episode is Julian Sands and the big screen Supergirl Helen Slater as Jor-El and Lara, Clark’s parents from Krypton. This is the first time we will see Jor-El and Lara together and the first time we will see the Jor-El from the Fortress and not just hear his voice. What change causes this to happen? You’ll have to watch the new episode on the CW this Friday to find out. Below is the episode’s preview.

Posted on November 10th, 2010 by ThePit | Comments Off on Teri Hatcher on Smallville
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SupermanI think the problem with writing and making a comic book film is the material itself. The thing is if you take the original comics with all that camp-ness and so on, nobody is going to want to watch it. We’ll end up with a endless supply of Batman and Robins. In theory, Superman Returns should have been an awesome film. With it being a pseudo sequel to the Richard Donner films and that series, but it just never came together right. It was so freaking boring. I’d rather  have seen Tim Burton’s Superman Lives with the all weird stuff he was adding because at least it would have been something new to watch and from recently released test pictures it would have been very different which sometimes isn’t a bad thing.

Batman Begins was a great Batman film. It was good to finally see his full origin on the big screen. To be honest, I don’t like Christian Bale as Batman. I don’t even think much of him as an actor. I would have preferred Angel‘s David Boreanaz in the role. Everything was good about the film. In contract, I thought that The Dark Knight was just plain awful. The only parts that worked for me were the action scenes. I honestly believe, and I mean no disrespect, that this film wouldn’t have garnered the attention, money and great reviews had it not been the fact that Heath Ledger tragically passed away. His Joker didn’t work for me.

Trying to make DC Comics on film for Hollywood has never been a easy task. Hopefully that will change starting with Green Lantern and once they get Nolan and Bale finished with Batman and move on with a new actor and director. So we’ll finally get to see a long awaited Justice League of America film. Zack Snyder on Superman is a genius move and I long to see this film get made, so here’s hoping that us DC fans will finally get the movies we so longingly have wanted.

Check out these Green Lantern related products…

Flash back to the mid-90s when we almost got Superman Lives, an abomination of a movie that was set to be directed by Tim Burton with Nicolas Cage as Superman, and of course Jon Peters producing. We’ve gotten so many stories about giant spiders, fighting polar bears, merging Lex Luthor and Brainiac into a new villain called Lexiac, Superman not allowed to fly, and the unforgettable idea about Luthor’s cuddly space dog (what villain shouldn’t have a cuddly space dog).

In the past we’ve seen some concept art from the project, but now, thanks to special effects designer Steve Johnson we have our first real photos of tests that were done for the film. Included in the mix are different suits that Superman would have worn in the movie. They wanted to have Superman in the traditional suit for as little as possible. Burton wanted him to look more alien and for the movie to be dark and creepy. One thing common about all of the designs is that they aren’t fit for Superman, that is for sure. Click on the image to be taken to Steve Johnson’s gallery over on Facebook.

Superman Lives Concept Art

Posted on October 30th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Another week and a lot is going on in the world of Entertainment! Lets take a look at what has fallen into the Pit this week.

  • Our friends over at 141tv have posted the demo/pilot for one of my all time favorite cartoons, The Flintstones. It is really cool to see something like this uncovered. You get a short scene that showcases how they were trying to make a “modern stone-age family”. The animation is rough and the character designs are slightly different than the finalized ones. Definitely worth a viewing!
  • The upcoming Superman reboot has a director, and he is very familiar with adapting comics and graph novels, 300 and Watchmen‘s Zack Snyder. With a strong script from Nolan and Goyer, I think that Snyder could do something really amazing with Superman. He is one of the best visual directors out there and this could be one of the best looking superhero movies to date. Hopefully Nolan ties this into his new Batman film with at least a reference or nod to a shared universe.
  • There is a trailer out for an all new X-Men video game, X-Men: Destiny. Click here to check it out. The story for the game was written by comic writer Mike Carey, where gamers take on the role of new mutant recruits to the X-Men and the decisions you make in the game change the outcome and how the story unfolds. It is expected to be released in the fall of 2011. We have some time.
  • There is an all new Chuck on tonight! You are watching the best show on TV, right?
  • Lots of comic book news has been coming from the NY Comic Con, including the fact that next year Dark Horse will be launching Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 along with a new Angel ongoing and spin offs for both Spike and Willow. There is also talk about Buffy meeting the extended Angel cast, including Connor. Hopefully we can get some Connor/Dawn interactions, I think most fans have wanted that from the day both characters were introduced.  Personally, I can’t wait for all the characters of the Buffy universe to interact and crossover. And I’m crossing my fingers that Oz rejoins the gang full time. He has been missed and there is no reason for him not to be in the mix anymore. Exciting stuff is ahead for Buffy fans. 🙂

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I love the weekend. It gives me time to clear my head and get some writing done! A big thanks to all of our visitors, the site has been growing weekly and I hope that you enjoy our postings as much as we enjoy posting them. In terms of entertainment, I gotta say that I’ve been digging the new fall TV season. Some good new shows mixed in with some old favorites make for a good viewing.

  • Geocities may be long dead, but for those with fond memories of the goofy looking websites of the 90s, we now have The Geocities-izer! This genus website allows you to view what any website would look like if it was made in the 90s Geocities heyday. Sooo cool.
  • I love and miss Lost. I just saw the AWESOME new short film/coda on the sixth season DVD and Blu-ray, and thankfully we have other cool Lost related stuff to fill the missing gap, including this very cool fan art. It features all of our favorite characters drawn in an animated series style.
  • I was a bit swamped with work this week and missed New DVD Tuesday, but we really didn’t miss much. The only thing of note was Ridley Scott’s take on Robin Hood, which they should have just called “Gladiator 2”.  Did you pick up anything new? I’ve been getting used to watching older flicks I missed via Netflix Instant Queue.
  • My favorite Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher, is on her way to Smallville for a guest spot! In it she shall take of the role of Lois’ mom. I can’t wait to see her return to the world of Superman.
  • Randy Orton is the new WWE champion? When did that happen? A big thanks to our wrestling columnist Lucian who has been keeping track of all the going ons in WWE (and a bit of TNA info mixed in). Are you an old fan of wrestling that has been out of the mix for a while (like I have), than you should follow his wrestling recaps to see if WWE is worth checking out these days.

Okay, so we still don’t have news about a new live action Superman film, but thankfully we still has a ton of Superman adaptations, some of which have been awesome lately!  I really enjoyed the last Superman animated film I saw, Batman/Superman: Public Enemies, and I can’t wait to see Batman/Superman: Apocalypse, which features Supergirl and Darkseid. Well, they just announced the latest Superman flick…

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The new flick is based on the very Silver Age inspired All Star Superman limited series, which was written by Grant Morrison with art by Frank Quitely. In the series, Superman gets accidentally supercharged after a rescue mission takes him too close to the sun. His overpowered cells begin to poison him and he knows that he is dying. The story showcases what he chooses to do when he knows that he doesn’t have much time left. James Denton from Desperate Housewives lends his voice to Superman, while the lovely Christina Hendricks from Mad Men voices Lois Lane. Other cast members include Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Asner, Frances Conroy, Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo, and Matthew Gray Gubler. If done right, this could be a very special Superman flick.

Smallville's Final Season

How badass is this still from the season premiere of Smallville‘s final season? Lois Lane is stuck in a position Clark Kent knew all to well in the series’ pilot.  Does this mean we’ll get the return of the villainous Jeremy Creek, the show’s first “meteor freak”.  The preview for the new season is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see Clark finally become Superman. I absolutely hate the name the red and blue blur and the black suit that Clark is currently wearing. I hope that they have him become Superman mid-season and we actually see him as Superman for a bit of the final season, but I seriously doubt that will happen. We shall have to wait and see. The season premiere is next week, Friday September 24th.

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