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I Am A Rational Adult Who Loves Smallville

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , on May 12, 2011 by xymarla

Tomorrow, the two-hour series finale of Smallville will air, a culmination of ten years of triumphs and missteps in a show that I cannot help but love. Loving this show with my unceasing critical eye has not been an easy journey; Smallville has never made it easy.  But it’s a journey I’ve cherished, and so, on the eve of its finale, I defend Smallville in the face of astonishment and contempt. Read it over at Badass Digest.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by xymarla

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Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reunite with her Batman Returns director Tim Burton, possibly joining Johnny Depp, Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley for Dark Shadows. You can read a interview here with Barnabas Depp about the film.

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The plot summary for the upcoming Wrong Turn 4 sounds nothing like a Wrong Turn movie. Whatever.

Check out the trailer and stills gallery for the Landis-produced Some Guy Who Kills People, starring the great Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis, Barry Bostwick and Karen Black! I really, really dig it.

Yay! Carpenter’s The Ward has a U.S. distributor! Ignore the shitty one-sheet and refresh yourself with the rad trailer. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by xymarla

RIP, Pete Postlethwaite. You were one of the greats.

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Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen have been mentioned as the potential stars to land the role of Roland Deschain in Ron Howard’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Team Viggo! You can read my Dream Casting list of the main characters here, the allies of the ka-tet here, and the big baddies of the series here.

The cast is shaping up for Chris Fisher’s adaptation of the Thomas Berger novel Meeting Evil.  Luke Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Bibb and Smallville‘s Peyton List have all joined the cast. The novel’s supposed to be wonderful; here’s hoping Chris “S. Darko” Fisher doesn’t screw it up!

You can check out a gallery here for Lucky McKee’s The Woman, reuniting the director with Angela Bettis, the star of his terrific May. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Blog News, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

 Stick around to the end of the post for some exciting updates in Marla land!

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Christopher Nolan has revealed the catchy title of his third Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises. He rules out The Riddler as the film’s villain, which leaves…who? Deadshot? Catwoman? Poison Ivy? Harley Quinn? Mr. Freeze?! WHO WILL IT BE?

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Dig the deets on the new The Howling flick, currently in post-production. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! It's Back to the Future day!

 They’re re-releasing the first film to theaters—I saw it on the big screen last night, and it was glorious! You can buy the 25th anniversary blu-ray of the trilogy today and you can read some fun anniversary scoop here and here. Eric Stoltz, huh?

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WHYYYYYYY?! Mark Wahlberg is allegedly in talks for a remake of The Crow. This shit is getting ridiculous.

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Yes! Ending months of speculation and hoping, Peter Jackson announced that Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.  More perfect casting can’t be imagined. Continue reading

Recap of Smallville’s 200th episode “Homecoming!”

Posted in A+ Review, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by xymarla

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MAN OH MAN what an ep! Read my recap of the stunning milestone episode over at Watchtower!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's got a lot of irons in a lot of fires!

And this will therefore be a shorty edition of NDTD. Let’s hop to!

Scream

There’s a trailer up for Scream 4, and nothing surprising whatsoever happens in it!

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Dramz on the set of Men in Black 3, which may feature Betty White! She’s probably the troublemaker on set. No wait, it’s Will Smith’s giant ego.

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Damon Lindelof’s magic script apparently rescued Ridley Scott’s trubs-riddled Alien prequel, thereby perhaps scoring Natalie Portman as the lead. Allegedly. Continue reading

Recap of Smallville episode 10.03 “Supergirl”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by xymarla

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Check out my review of “Supergirl,” the third episode of the final season of Smallville, over at Watchtower!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Comics news, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Wonder Woman is getting the shaft again!

Ugh. So although Hollywood will spit out a dozen movies a year with random, no-big-deal MALE comic book characters, one of the greatest superheroes of all time who happens to be a woman can’t get one single damned feature film. The long-touted Wonder Woman movie is now a television show. Oh AND?! It’s being written/produced by the abysmal David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal). THIS IS BULLSHIT.

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Some scoop from the set of X-Men: First Class, being shot at Oxford currently.

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And we’ve got some news from NYCC regarding the Deadpool movie and which other Marvel characters we can expect to see, including…Colossus! The coolest X-Man ever! Obvs Ryan Reynolds will not reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine because he’s got bigger, greener, lanternier fish to fry.

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Speaking of our least favorite comic book movie of all time, serious-business director Darren Aronofsky is considering following the immense critical success of Black Swan with a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Yes, okay, that sounds reasonable utterly insane and made up. (Read my review of Wolverine here.) Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by xymarla

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Extra! Extra! George Lucas has found a way to milk even more money from our childhoods! ALL SIX Star Wars movies will be re-released to theaters in 3D. Lordy.

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Zack Snyder has been chosen as the director for the Superman reboot by producer Christopher Nolan. The movie will be written by David Goyer. Solid choice, guys. To no one’s surprise, Brandon Routh is probably not being asked to return as the title hero in tights.

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Also Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will be released in 3D. Obvs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s name is being bandied about as Venom in the Spider-Man reboot, probably just to get skeptics like myself to be interested in it. Well played, bishes. Continue reading