Even the villain is new. Disney’s new trailer for the film offers us a number of glimpses of Xian Lang, a witch played by China’s Gong Li. Li joins a cast that includes Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and, of course, Liu Yifei as the titular character. (Yifei, by the way, recently brought calls for boycotts against the film after her vocal … [Read more...] about Mulan
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Being human: nobody ever said it was easy. But when you're a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, like the three twenty-something roommates of Being Human, it may be completely impossible. The second season of Being Human picks up where the explosive season finale left off as Aidan, Sally and Josh continue to struggle with their supernatural double lives. Guest stars this season include Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) as Suren and Kyle Schmid (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). … [Read more...] about James Cameron reveals how Sigourney Weaver could appear in the
About 95% of what we heard about The Dark Knight Rises. Speaking of bizarre creative writing exercises, coming up with false Dark Knight Rises rumors became its own cottage industry in 2011. Some people went far, far beyond just guessing which villain Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be playing. The alpha and the omega of this has to be an entire fake screenplay that someone wrote, in which they cast Dr. Hugo Strange as the villain, showed Commissioner Gordon leading a taskforce to hunt down Batman, and threw in Deadshot for some reason. Recently, we saw some seriously demented ideas for what the movie's prologue would be, with the most insane story claiming it would begin right after the end of The Dark Knight and show Bane ambushing Batman, beating him to a pulp, and then breaking his back. Another depicted a young Bane and his training under a Ra's al Ghul, which was meant to mirror Bruce Wayne's childhood in Batman Begins, introduce a young Talia, and feature a split-second cameo by Liam … [Read more...] about The Rightest and Wrongest Spoilers of 2011!
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He sprinted toward the escaping ships, in a direction he had no room to go. But as he ran, his arms coiled and whipped around him like they had minds of their own. He flicked his fists using minute twists of his waist, and countless sheets of rock fastened themselves into a bridge under his feet. Jianzhu never broke stride as he traveled on thin air, suspended by his on-the-fly earthworks. … [Read more...] about A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From