New footage from Christopher Nolan's Inception sounds awesome/baffling. Actors talk Iron Man 2 and Transformers 3. There are trailers and clips for Kick-Ass, Hot Tub, Supernatural and Fringe. Loads of Doctor Who spoilers! Plus Batman 3, V, Caprica and Chuck.
Chris Nolan showed off some footage from his new film at ShoWest, and it was all dream-like imagery — appropriate since the movie is apparently about being able to enter people's dreams, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are partners trying to keep this technology from being used for evil. Scenes included people falling down snowy mountains, JGL floating in zero gravity and tying corpses together, an elevator opening into a room without gravity, a city folding up and falling into the ocean, and Ken Watanabe's cool/gorgeous office.
At one point, DiCaprio and Gordon-Levitt explain their job to Ken Watanabe, and we also see Michael Caine apparently trying to recruit Ellen Page to join the DiCaprio/Gordon-Levitt team. "Like a job placement?" she asks, and they both chuckle. Marion Cotillard shows up briefly, holding a gun, but also crying, smiling and hugging DiCaprio. And apparently, it all looked transcendantly beautiful and confusing. [CinemaBlend]
Iron Man 2:
Russian-speaking actor Anya Monzikova has a small role in this film, and also helped ScarJo with her Russian dialog. She explains her part in the film:
I can't really reveal too many details, but it's a smaller part in one of the larger
scenes. My character's name is Rebekah. It's a little bit of a heavy scene, and a climactic scene as well so I can't really give it away.
This is barely worth mentioning, but Hans Zimmer, who did the music for the first two Batman movies, says it would be fun to compose music for the Riddler, so he's in favor of the Riddler being the villain in the third film. "Maybe I should talk to Chris about that," he adds. (But it goes without saying this is the composer, and he doesn't get to pick the film's villain based on who would have a cool musical cue.) [MTV]
Not only does Sam Flynn ride a motorcycle in the film, but the opening sequence is a kind of pseudo-motorcycle chase scene, says Garrett Hedlund. [Slashfilm]
Original director Steve Lisberger describes his cameo in this film:
I'm a bartender at this place, [the] End of the Line Club. And that's just Joe and Sean having fun with me I think. But I have a certain confrontation with Flynn in this club. I end up having to face my own creation. It's all subtext. It's not like I have a scene or anything like that. But it's pretty cool.
Sounds like Josh Duhamel is in this film after all. He just met with Michael Bay, who said the script is completed. (Make your own guesses as to what word "completed" is a synonym for.) [CinemaBlend]
Will this movie save superhero cinema? Too early to tell! But this new 60-second trailer sure looks sensational:
Hot Tub Time Machine:
Here's another red-band clip from this wacky time-travel movie, that I don't think we've featured yet.
A new review gives away tons of spoilers. "Asshole friend" Lou (Rob Corddry) accidentally gasses himself in his garage after a bender, so his pals decide to take him to a ski lodge, bringing along Cusack's 20-year-old nephew Jacob. This causes Lou to thump his chest and bare his teeth in displeasure. There's a projectile-vomiting scene where a squirrel gets knocked off a ledge. Crispin Glover plays a ski lodge employee who's destined to lose an arm. Lizzy Caplan has a romance subplot with Cusack's character, even though he's such a spaced-out weirdo towards the end of the film, you're not sure what she sees in him. Mostly, the review describes it as a pretty funny tribute to 1980s comedies. [IGN]
There's a bushel of spoilers, following on from last night's premiere. Let's see... The opening episode is described as "Independence Day on the village green." The new TARDIS console "looks like it has been constructed from items out of a junk shop, including an old typewriter, a telephone, pressure gauges and a Morse code machine." The first episode's villain is indeed a shape-shifting alien. [BBC]
Steven Moffat says, "At the end of the last story, the Tardis was exploding, so it rebuilds itself around the new Doctor. And because the Doctor is completely mad, it builds itself around his madness." It has hexagonal and circular "roundlets" built into the concrete and bronze walls, and besides the aforementioned three levels, there's a door leading to other rooms. And the junk on the console includes a gramophone speaker, a petrol pump, dials and pistons. The word "steampunk" is used. [Guardian]
The TARDIS, crashing to Earth in the 1990s, nearly hits Big Ben. The little girl he meets after it crashes is named Amelia Pond, and she asks, "Who are you?", hoping that he's come to fix the crack in her wall. Replies the newly regenerated Doctor, "I'm the Doctor. Don't ask stupid questions and do everything I tell you." His main priority is eating as much food as possible. Then the Doctor vanishes and reappears 12 years later, when Amelia (now Amy) is a kiss-o-gram dressed as a policewoman. And it turns out the crack in the wall that young Amy was worried about was actually a doorway to a prison that held a villain, whose escape leads the Atraxi to declare they'll incinerate all human life. There are just 20 minutes left to save the world. At one point in the first episode, the Doctor actually says, "Who da man?" [The Sun]
For the rough cut of episode one, at least, the show still had the same title sequence, only with a different font and a new logo. Matt Smith says "Geronimo" again, early in the episode. And the story is the weakest part of the first episode, which mostly focuses on the main characters. But it's still a great beginning, with some funny one-liners. [Den Of Geek]
The newly regenerated Doctor's first words to Amy are to demand some food item, that's all he can think about. One character asks Santa to send them something unusual. Amy Pond's handy with a cricket bat. The TARDIS swimming pool and library are mentioned. Some familiar faces, previously seen on the show, make cameos, plus Patrick Moore, who thinks Amy's grandma is a fox. People refer to the Doctor as "raggedy," "magic" and "a disappointment." The Doctor commandeers a laptop to save the world using Twitter (!) and comes across something inappropriate. A fire engine turns into an unconventional rescue vehicle. The Shadow Proclamation is mentioned. The Doctor "bares all" to Amy. [Sky TV]
It sounds like Amy doesn't jump into the TARDIS the first time the Doctor asks her to join him — she needs a bit of convincing. (Even though the young Amy was all for it.) [Digital Spy]
A couple new interviews with the show's new stars. [Radio Free Skaro]
Some sneak peeks from the next episode. [SpoilerTV]
And descriptions for a couple more upcoming episodes:
"Dark Side Of The Moon" (April 1): Ambushed by angry hunters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are shot and killed and sent to Heaven. Castiel (Misha Collins) warns Dean that Zachariah (guest star Kurt Fuller) is looking for them in Heaven so they need to lay low while searching for an angel named Joshua (guest star Roger Aaron Brown) who can help them since he talks directly to God. While searching for Joshua, the brothers run into some old friends and family members.
"99 Problems" (April 8): MICHAEL SHANKS ("STARGATE SG-1," "SMALLVILLE") GUEST STARS AS A HUNTER - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are outnumbered by demons, but are saved at the last minute by Rob (guest star Michael Shanks) and his townspeople, who are aware of the Apocalypse, and have been training to fight and kill demons. The small town is very religious and Sam and Dean meet Pastor Gideon (guest star Larry Poindexter), who introduces them to his daughter Leah (guest star Kayla Mae Maloney.), whom he claims is a prophet. Leah tells the townspeople they must obey her orders if they want a spot in Heaven but when she starts turning the townspeople against each other in the name of the Lord, the brothers realize they must kill her.
Here are a couple new clips from episode 2x15, "Peter". [SpoilerTV]
When the show returns, we won't know if Olivia and Peter went on that date after all — and Joshua Jackson is missing for the entire episode. [Zap2It]
We'll meet a new character, Kyle Hobbes, played by Charles Mesure. When we meet John May, it'll be in a flashback episode. A significant character dies in the next eight episodes. The show will keep playing with the paranoia of knowing that anyone could be a V. Anna is worried that she's losing her daughter, Lisa, just as Erica worries she's losing her son. And there will be "vermin" in one of the upcoming episodes, if not necessarily the iconic guinea pig. [Sci Fi Wire]
Ron Moore explains what's next for Zoe:
She struggles to figure out if she can get out of the robot body and leave Caprica. She's the Zoe avatar so she's not the original. What's her place in the universe? What can she do? Where can she go? She certainly feels like a person, so what's the difference? She's gonna face struggles and self-discovery.
And Amanda's dangers (sigh) aren't over. Which probably means more boring hookah scenes. More New Cap City, please! [Digital Spy]
The season finale will feature a splashy music video for Jeffster, and it's "the worst music video of all time," says producer Josh Schwartz. The song in question was featured in a Western movie, and it ties into the episode's big climax. Says Schwartz, "The way the original song was used in the movie is the way we're using it here." And it narrates the action. Weird! One more picture at the link. [EW]
Here's a Canadian promo for the next episode, again with the weird voice-over. [ChuckTV]
Here are some promo pics from episode 15, "Queen Sacrifice." [SpoilerTV]
Some more season two episode titles are episode 2x06, "Trial And Error," which has "some wonderful exchanges and great, great character moments. And some pretty crazy action," according to producer Joseph Mallozzi. "The Greater Good" is episode 2x07, "Malice" is after that, and then the mid-season finale is "Resurgence." [Gateworld]
Here's the official description for episode 9x17, "Checkmate":
PAM GRIER ("JACKIE BROWN," "THE L WORD") GUEST STARS AND PHIL MORRIS RETURNS AS MARTIAN MANHUNTER - Tess (Cassidy Freeman) creates an elaborate hoax in order to kidnap Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) and delivers him to Amanda Waller (guest star Pam Grier), who tells him that that the government is recruiting him to serve his country. However, Green Arrow escapes before they can reveal his identity. After Oliver brings Clark (Tom Welling) and Chloe (Allison Mack) up to speed, the three investigate and Clark is surprised to find John Jones (guest star Phil Morris.) investigating Oliver's kidnapping too. Clark senses that John is keeping information from him. Oliver and Clark are shocked when Tess reveals that Amanda is after something called "Watchtower." Waller threatens to kill Chloe unless Clark gives her the names and locations of the rest of the Justice League.
It sounds like Harold Perrineau has already filmed his return as Michael, which means it takes place before episode 3x15. But he hints he might possibly be back in the finale. [On The Red Carpet]
Since both Ben and Richard Alpert have lost a lot of their mojo lately, Nestor Carbonell hints they may team up. [TV Guide]
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.