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Review: The Hub June Premieres: "Pound Puppies," "SheZow," "Aquabats Super Show," "Wizards vs. Aliens"

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2013
The passing of the Memorial Day weekend means summer’s here, and the Hub Network has a heaping helping of premieres slated for June 1, 2013, with two new series and two returning shows. In the order that they are scheduled to premiere on June 1 (all times Eastern). I agree with my colleage Maxie Zeus […]
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Close Put In Charge Of Galaxy

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2013
“Guardians of the Galaxy” – next year’s “Avengers”-style flick [only with a gun-toting raccoon and other oddities] has added Glenn Close as Xandarian Worldmind, the “leader” of the Nova Corps. [the galaxy’s police force, so making her sort of like the galaxy top cop]. Close is added to a cast that includes Zoe Saldana, Chris […]

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Grumpy Cat Hires Agent, Signs Film Deal

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2013
You probably thought that was an April Fool’s Day joke. But it’s almost June and it has become a fact that Grumpy Cat, the year-old feline made popular as a meme last year due to feline dwarfism contorting her face into an eternal grumpy expression combined with funny captions is getting a movie deal. Grumpy […]
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Jack Sparrow Meets Thor Heyerdahl In Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2013
Johnny Depp has already been confirmed to return as Captain Jack Sparrow for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”, Terry Rossio has already written the script [albeit without his usual writing partner Ted Elliott], Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and now the film finally has a director – or rather, two of them – as it was […]

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Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm to Collaborate on Animated Short for Superman 75th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled Warner Brothers’ Superman 75th Anniversary logo, also announcing that an animated short film is in the works, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborating with an array of DC Comics talent, including longtime producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva (who also storyboarded several sequences in Man of Steel), WB […]
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Helicopter Load Of Money Makes Mendes Feel Much Better About Directing Bond 24

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2013
After saying, a few months ago, that the mere thought of directing the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise would make him “physically ill”, director Sam Mendes seems to feel much better after receiving what he termed a “very generous offer” from the Bond franchise overseers to direct Bond 24. Initially, Mendes, the director […]

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Whedon Says I’ll See Your Quicksilver And Raise You A Scarlet Witch

by Alex Beanon May 28, 2013
Only a few weeks after it was announced that Evan Peters [“American Horror Story” and “Kick-Ass”] was all set to become Quicksilver in the upcoming “X-Men“ Days of Future Past”, director Joss Whedon confirmed that Quicksilver will also be in his film – “Avengers 2” – along with his sister, Scarlet Witch. While Peters will […]
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Toonzone Interviews Christian Jacobs on "The Aquabats Super Show!"

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2013
I found that interviewing the Aquabats’ Christian Jacobs was one of those cases where people who do comedy are often very serious about it, and how it takes a great deal of intelligence to do stupid well. Jacobs is no stranger to Hollywood, having started his career at the ripe age of 4 after his […]

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New Man Of Steel TV Spot

by Alex Beanon May 26, 2013
The newest television advertisement for the upcoming “Man of Steel” film [release date: June 14, 2013] starring Henry Cavill as the S-man, shows a montage of action from the film and has Russell Crowe [as Kor-El] getting in on the “S” stands for hope” idiocy…
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Cruise Bails On U.N.C.L.E.

by Alex Beanon May 24, 2013
Citing his desire to mint more money with the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise, Tom Cruise has withdrawn as the lead for the upcoming “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” feature film reboot of the popular television spy series from the 1960s. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film was to have Cruise and Armie Hammer in the lead roles […]