First Look At Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent

In this different take on Sleeping Beauty, Jolie will be taking on the role of the ‘Mistress of all Evil’. Here’s some more information about this adaptation:

Burbank, CA (June 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.

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Monsters Inc Sequel…Yoga Party!

Your favorite Monsters are back! (Monsters, not Monstars because that’s completely different) The sequel to Monsters Inc. is taking us to college where we learn how they really honed their scaring skills. Now as much as I’d like to see an Animal House/Monsters Inc crossover I don’t think we’ll get it, but this still has some great potential.

Dark Knight Returns Animated First Look

Buckaroo Banzai Is…Batman

So this news is pretty much for one person alone and that is Jeff Budd of course. Maybe I should just post it on your wall Jeff, but eh you’ll see it here. For everyone else not named Jeff Budd then enjoy this news about Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ becoming an animated film which Batman is voiced by Buckaroo Banzai himself, Peter Weller. I just want Perfect Tommy to be in it too, but I refuse for him to be Robin and Two-Face doesn’t exactly fit the bill looks wise. Guess I can’t win ‘em all. Here’s the release from THR.

Warner Bros. has set the voice cast for its upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic 1986 Batman tale The Dark Knight Returns, from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.

Peter Weller (Robocop) will star as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Modern Family’s middle child Ariel Winter will play Robin.

Warners and DC are splitting up the adaptation of the dense four-part graphic novel into two animated features titled Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Part 2. The first movie, which will be released under the DC Comics Premiere Movie brand, will hit shelves in the fall. Part 2 will be released in early 2013. Continue reading Buckaroo Banzai Is…Batman

Oh S!#@ We Forgot This Is About Money

Apparently the people behind GI Joe 2 forgot this industry was about making money and decided to only make it in 2D. Well they finally realized this flaw and have now decided to push back this fairly anticipated movie back to March 2013. I saw fairly because really how much interest can there be after the first. This one does, as we’ve said multiple times on the show, look like an actual Joe movie. How much steam will this movie lose though after  a really good start on the marketing trail? I’d like to think this movie could still make a good amount of money without 3D, but then again what do I know I’m just their target audience. Check out the following article with more deets from CinemaBlend.

After Paramount decided to bring on Jon Chu to direct G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it was a bit strange that they announced the movie would be in 2D. After all, Chu is best known for having directed both Step Up 3D and Never Say Never, the 3D Justin Bieber concert documentary. Still, we shrugged it off because we here at Cinema Blend always prefer 2D films. But now something very strange is happening.  Continue reading Oh S!#@ We Forgot This Is About Money

DuckTales Rockout Session

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Maybe I Can Still See Michael Jackson In Concert

I know this is a little off the beaten path here, but this is the beginning folks. Check out this video from Coachella 2012 where a holographic 2pac took the stage. I know it’s not perfect, but wow it’s really close. Never got to see your favorite artists in concert, well no worries cause the likes of Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be hitting stages near you. I don’t think there’s any plans for this right now, but if you think families of the deceased won’t try to jump on this than you got another thing coming. We might be seeing a new evolution in music right here. The fact remains though that we still don’t have working hoverboards. Nerds would you go see a holographic concert?

Michael Bay Is The New George Lucas

Michael Bay talks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by stuffwelike
Bad Michael Bay, bad. What the hell are you thinking. To recap this short video about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle move here’s what he said;

“When you see this movie, kids will believe one day that these turtles do exist, when we’re done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.”

An alien race! Why are you changing their origin? Oh because you want kids to believe they’re real and will one day find out they’re not just like Santa Claus. You’re an evil prick. Stop f’n with my childhood. How would you like it if I went back in time and changed your origin story. I’m thinking your parents have a terrible accident and you get adopted by wombats. I bet that would stop this from being made. I’d say the Transformers movies as well, but someone else would have screwed it up just as bad.

Thunder. Thunder. Thundercats Are Back This Month!

Hey remember that 1st season of Thundercats that rocked (with a few exceptions of course) and had us all waiting to hear for it’s return. Well here it is, returning March 24th on Cartoon Network. Mark your calenders, set your DVRs, and let’s hope they continue the quality that they’ve started.

Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (ET, PT)
An epic, all new reimagining of the classic 1980s animated series, ThunderCats tells the story of a hero’s journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny. On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king. The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf — who join him on his journey — to save their world from darkness.

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A Vegeta Tribute To Whitney Houston

From friend of the show Brian Donnelly