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Sunday, May 30, 2010



Coming soon to a theatre near you...

It looks like the Hollywood machines are pumping away to make sure we never lose a good thing on the tube and the big screen. Just take a look at what sequels and prequels will be made and coming our way in 2011/2012. Its going to two back to back years of Sequels!



The Superman reboot entitled THE MAN OF STEEL has been set a slate for summer 2012.

The race is on now to find the next Superman actor. Already mentioned in an earlier article, Superman Returns actor and Christopher Reeve lookalike, Brandon Routh is out of this one as well as previous director, Bryan Singer. Warner Bros wanted a fresh new edge on this superhero movie franchise and brought in Chris Nolan of The Dark Knight fame to inject some magic.

The front runners for Clark Kent/Superman are Tom Welling (Shown pictured about looking over the earth) of Smallville fame (but he is constantly turning this one down because he does not want to wear tights?) Mathew Bomer and Henry Cavill.

Lets see who makes the cut. In the meantime, look out for a more flirty bachelor type Clark Kent in this one, who's parents are still alive and who's Superman counterpart isnt the type to be able to pick up a planet!

MAN OF STEEL goes into production next summer.

By Jefferson N. E King


British actor James McAvoy ("Wanted,"" "Atonement") has been picked to play a young Charles Xavier in the coming soon, "X-Men: First Class" a prequel to X MEN and in between of WOLVERINE.

The story is said to "chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.

Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."

Patrick Stewart played the wheelchair-bound older version of the character in the four previous "X-Men" films. Matthew Vaughn directs 'First Class' which aims to kick off shooting this Summer in the UK for a release next June.


Awe inspiring actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at the age of 74 losing his long fight with prostate cancer, first mentioned about last year.

The actor was best known for his role in "Rebel Without a Cause" and went on to films as "Easy Rider," "Apocalypse Now," "Blue Velvet," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," "Cool Hand Luke," "Hang 'Em High," "True Grit," "Mad Dog Morgan," "Reborn," "The Osterman Weekend," "Hoosiers," "Super Mario Bros.," "True Romance," ," "Waterworld," "Basquiat," "EDtv," "Knockaround Guys," "Land of the Dead" and TV shows like "24," "Gunsmoke," "E-Ring," and "Crash". His biggest impact was playing the villain in SPEED with Keanu Reeves

Rest in peace legend.

The actor died Saturday morning.

By Jefferson King

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Actor Gary Coleman, beloved as the child star of “Diff'rent Strokes” but troubled as an adult, has died after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Gary ColemanColeman, who had been living for several years in Santaquin, Utah, south of Salt Lake City, was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Wednesday. His brother-in-law initially said Coleman had fallen and suffered a head injury. Hospital spokespeople later said he had suffered a hemorrhage. By Friday morning, Coleman was in a coma and on life support.

Radar Online reported Coleman was taken off of life support Friday morning and later passed away. His wife, Shannon Price, and her father were at the hospital Friday.

Gary Coleman Arnold Diff'rent StrokesAfter playing guest roles on Norman Lear's "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times," Coleman was cast in the NBC comedy “Diff'rent Strokes,” which ran from 1978 to 1986. He and Todd Bridges played Arnold (right) and Willis, inner-city kids taken in by a rich businessman, his daughter and their housekeeper. As sassy young Arnold, Coleman was hugely popular, especially for his catchphrase, “Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?”

However, he struggled in his later years, after the show went off the air. Given his height -- he was 4'8" -- due to his lifelong battle with kidney disease, his opportunities for roles were somewhat limited. He twice underwent kidney transplants, in 1973 and 1984, and required daily dialysis.

Coleman continued to act, appearing in TV series including "Simon & Simon," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Drew Carey Show." He also had roles in movies including "Homeboys From Outer Space," and did voices in such films as "The Curse of Monkey Island." However, he never had the same level of success as during "Diff'rent Strokes."

He had been having health problems in recent months, suffering seizures in January and February of this year. The February seizure occurred while Coleman was on the set of "The Insider."

Coleman also had money problems, although at the height of his fame he was earning $100,000 per episode for "Diff'rent Strokes." He sued his parents in 1989 for mismanaging his finances; although he won a $1.3 million settlement in 1993, he filed for bankruptcy six years later.

And there were run-ins with the law. While working as a security guard in1998, Coleman was charged with punching a woman who asked for his autograph. He later said she was aggressive and he was afraid she would hit him. He pleaded no contest and paid $1,665 for her hospital bills.

There were several incidents with wife Price, including a July 2007 misdemeanor disorderly conduct citation in Provo after the couple were seen having a "heated discussion" and one two years later when both Coleman and his wife were cited for disorderly conduct and she was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Coleman also was booked in January on a domestic violence assault warrant.

Coleman and Price appeared on TV's "Divorce Court" in May 2008, but apparently were trying to save their marriage rather than end it.

Coleman remained popular despite his problems. He was one of the gubernatorial candidates in California's 2003 recall election, in which he finished eighth overall to winner Arnold Schwarzenegger, receiving 14,242 votes. The 133 other candidates included porn star Mary Carey and comedian Gallagher.

He also played a part, in a way, in hit Broadway musical "Avenue Q." A show about the struggles of young people to find their way in the indifferent big city, it follows a group of kids living in New York's Alphabet City. As the climax to them all singing how "It Sucks to Be Me," their building super shows up to join in -- and it's Gary Coleman. Of course, his struggles trump the whiny kids'.

Coleman was less than thrilled with the show's portrait of him, and threatened to sue, although he never did.