Skynet

Terminator director James Cameron updated his Twitter account with a message reminding us all that Skynet went online Tuesday night at exactly 8:11pm. “Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight,” Cameron wrote. “Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.

It’s good to see Cameron keeping track of these things though he could have left out the global warming BS. Here is a little history for those of you who are lost about the date of April 19, 2011. In the Terminator movies and series, Skynet is an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against the humans. Due to constant interferences, however, this event had been delayed several times.

In the original 1984 Terminator film, Skynet was set to go online on August 4th, 1997. That shifted to July 24th, 2004 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After that, it was shifted again on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series to April 19th, 2011.

 

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime and stars Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey.

HBO’s main channel got 4.2 million viewers that tuned in for the premiere night. Here is what Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming had to say:

“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Lombardo. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”

Among the early critical raves, TV Guide has called the show “a crowning triumph” and “brilliant,” while the Los Angeles Times termed GAME OF THRONES “a great and thundering series,” as well as “wild and bewitching.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the “excellent storytelling, superb acting and stunning visual effects,” and the New York Post observed that the “art directing, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series.”

The season one cast includes (in alphabetical order): Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Jason Momoa, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Season one credits: GAME OF THRONES is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive producers, Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; producers, Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger; directors of photography, Marco Pontecorvo, Alik Sakharov and Matt Jensen; production designer, Gemma Jackson; costume designer, Michele Clapto.

 

 

X-Men First Class TV Spot


Plot: Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) 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 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.

The new movie is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3rd.

 

 

Falling Skies

Falling Skies stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, and Maxin Knight as a group of survivors following a deadly alien invasion. The series premieres on TNT on Sunday, June 19th at 9/8c.

Here’s the synopsis for the series:

FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. The few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers engage in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery. FALLING SKIES is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. The survivors may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. The series combines stunning visual effects and personal human stories about triumph and survival in the most devastating circumstances.

Falling Skies stars Wyle as Tom Mason, a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. Bloodgood also stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the survivors. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. And Roy plays Mason’s eldest son and fellow- fighter, Hal. FALLING SKIES comes to TNT from DreamWorks television and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

 

Here is the five-minute sneak peek of Falling Skies:


 

 

Colin Farrell in Fright Night

As in the 1985 original, the film tells the story of a teen (Yelchin) who discovers that his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire. Fright Night hits theaters this summer on August 19th.

Here’s the new image [click to enlarge]:

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Halo

More than likely Machinima is probably just shooting a Halo short film in order to convince Microsoft to let them make a web series. Until more is known about this mysterious Halo project, enjoy the photos below.

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Doctor Who Logo

Doctor Who debuted on November 23, 1963, and has covered a lot of plots, characters, and Doctors so no need to fear the Fine Bros are here. Known for their YouTube comedy videos as well as their rapid-fire delivery of movie spoilers, Benny and Rafi Fine will cover all 47 years of Doctor Who history in just six minutes.

The new season of Doctor Who premieres on BBC America on April 23rd at 9/8c.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 photos

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released worldwide in theatres and IMAX, in 3D and 2D, beginning July 15, 2011.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2:

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The film was directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.” David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, produced the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which marks the last installment in the most successful film franchise of all time.

 

Cowboys and Aliens


Plot: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

The new movie is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 29th.