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by Alan Rapp on May 27, 2015

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Brittany IshibashiDeadline is reporting that Brittany Ishibashi has been cast as Karai in the upcoming sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Variety is reporting Tilda Swinton is in talks to join Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Den of Geek has a rundown of what we know so far about NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn

The Playlist is reporting Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s return to the Conan franchise will ignore all other Conan films and be a direct sequel to the events of Conan the Barbarian

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Coming Soon – Batkid Begins

by Alan Rapp on May 26, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World
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Here’s the first trailer for the new documentary looking back at the Make-A-Wish attempt to transform the city of San Fransisco into Gotham City for one day in November of 2013 in the most elaborate project the foundation has ever attempted to answer the request of a 5 year-old diagnosed with leukemia. A rousing success, it is estimated that perhaps as many as 12,000 took the streets of the city to urge Batkid’s adventures on while social media brought in support from around the world. The film is scheduled for release in select cities on June 26th.

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  • Title: True Detective – Season Two
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HBO has released their first trailer for the Second Season of True Detective. This year’s episodes star Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. New episodes of True Detective return to HBO on June 21st.

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  • Title: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
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The first trailer for next year’s Arrow spin-off gives us a look at an unlikely team of time-traveling heroes, familiar faces, new characters, and the name of the show’s villain powerful enough to force Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), a resurrected Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), along with newcomers Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee) and Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill as time-travel cop Rip Hunter, to team-up with Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell). DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere in early 2016 and likely feature several other familiar faces as well.

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  • Title: Jem and the Holograms
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Based on the 80s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau as a teen band on a musical cross-country scavenger hunt. Juliette Lewis, Ryan Guzman, and Molly Ringwald also star. The film opens in theaters on October 23rd.

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Coming Soon – The Muppets

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2015

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: The Muppets
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ABC has released this new teaser trailer for a new primetime series starring The Muppets which will debut this Fall. Although it promises a more reality-TV behind-the-scenes look at the beloved characters I’m still psyched to see Kermit and all his pals back on TV. The Muppets premieres on ABC this Fall.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Season 6
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The fight against Charles begins Tuesday June 2nd.

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Coming Soon – Barely Lethal

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Barely Lethal
  • IMDb: link

Spy Teens? Hailee Steinfeld stars as a teenage special ops agent who runs away from home to discover a more traditional high school experience. Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dove Cameron, Alexandra Krosney, and Samuel L. Jackson also star. Barely Lethal opens in theaters on May 29th.

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  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Season Two
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This year’s Star Wars Celebration gave fans both a trailer and poster for the upcoming second season of Star Wars Rebels.

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Coming Soon – Fantastic 4

by Alan Rapp on April 22, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Fantastic 4
  • IMDb: link

The first full-length trailer for the new Fantastic 4 does nothing but expand my concerns after viewing the initial teaser. The film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Fantastic 4 opens in theaters on August 7th.

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