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'G.I. Joe' - The Latest In A Long Line Of Mediocre, Nostalgia Mining Blockbusters

August 5th, 2009 9:55am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
It's been over a month since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen raked in $62 million on its opening day. Michael Bay's second installment to the Transformers series went on to make much more than that, currently cashing in over $796 million worldwide. Despite a phenomenal performance in the box office, Revenge of the Fallen was ripped apart by fans and critics alike. Critics balked at the movie’s obtuse premise that stretched for over two hours, while fans cringed at incomprehensible fight scenes, sloppy storytelling and dull characters. Even though Revenge of the Fallen suffered near unan...

Hasbro And Discovery To Create New TV Network

April 30th, 2009 9:22pm EDT
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) and Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture, including a television network and website, dedicated to high-quality children's and family entertainment and educational programming built around some of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world. As part of the transaction, the joint venture also will receive a minority interest in the U.S. version of Hasbro.com.

Both the network and the venture's online component will feature content from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment...

The Top Ten Oddest Athlete Cameos

March 6th, 2008 11:45am EST
The Fridge in G.I. Joe
We have to say, the process of compiling a list of the best athlete cameos has been done to death. We get it; Keith Hernandez was hilarious in Seinfeld (he was), and Mr. Burns' All Star softball team episode of The Simpsons is a classic (it is). We wanted to delve a bit deeper though, really flesh out some more obscure and odd cameos' from our favorite stars in the world of sports.

10. Wade Boggs - Cheers

- Arguably the greatest stunt Gary's Old Town Tavern ever pulled on the gang at Cheers. In an effort to "bury the hatchet" Gary sends over what everyone at Cheers assumes is a Wa...

'Planted' Pinocchio Was Cage's Best Xmas Gift

December 24th, 2007 6:15pm EST
Nicolas Cage
Actor Nicolas Cage will never forget one Christmas gift he received as a child, because it stimulated his imagination for the rest of the following year. Cage's father bought the young star a Pinocchio toy from Italy and the actor played with it so much, the boy puppet's head fell off.

Cage recalls, "It was a little toy car being driven by Pinnochio. For whatever the reason Pinocchio's head fell off because I played with it a little too roughly and my father picked up the head and he went into the garden and he planted it. The next morning was an enormous thing that had grown in the ga...

George Clooney For 'G.I. Joe'?

October 30th, 2007 11:14am EDT
George Clooney
Hollywood actor George Clooney is set to take the lead role in the forthcoming G.I. Joe movie, according to reports. The Michael Clayton star has beat actor Mark Wahlberg as favorite to star in the movie adaptation of the action TV series.

According to Moviehole.net, Clooney has abandoned his role in director Joe Carnahan's film White Jazz in favor of appearing as the action hero.

A source tells the website, "Rumor is that one of the reasons he (Clooney) walked away from White Jazz was not only due to scheduling conflicts but also because he is looking for a blockbuster to star in...

Batman Marshall Rogers Artist Dead At 57

March 28th, 2007 3:57pm EDT
Batman Begins
Marshall Rogers, the comic book artist who created some of Batman's greatest moments, has died at his home in Fremont, California. He was 57. Rogers passed away "unexpectedly" on Sunday, according to the artist's family, who are awaiting news of a cause of death.

The comic book favorite worked on Batman's adventures for Detective Comics in the late 1970s after training as an architect.

Fans credit his architecture background for giving Batman's Gotham City home a film noir vision.

As well as working on Batman, Rogers also created artwork for Dr Strange and G.I. Joe comics.


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