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Thursday, July 31, 2003
Still friends, after all these years...
NBC and Warner Bros. Television proudly announce that two-time Emmy award nominee Matt LeBlanc will star as Joey Tribbiani in a new series to debut in the fall of 2004 on Thursday nights at 8:00 P.M. “Friends” Executive Producers Kevin Bright , Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan will continue as Executive Producers on the new series, “Joey.” In addition, the new deal calls for LeBlanc to star in two feature films for Warner Bros. Pictures.
“I’m pleased to say that NBC’s wonderful relationship with such a once-in-a-decade series as ‘Friends’ will continue,” said Zucker. “Matt’s lovable character of Joey Tribbiani has come into his own in recent years on the series and Joey’s progression will continue as he emerges more on his own -- we know that everyone will be rooting for him.”
“We are thrilled that Matt is onboard to star in the ‘Friends’ spin-off,” said Roth. “His dynamic portrayal of Joey Tribbiani is one of the most memorable in recent years. Matt is a tremendous talent, and we look forward with great anticipation to working closely with him on the new series.”
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Watch our Uptown Girls section grow!
Monday, July 28, 2003
The Legends of Martial Arts Series -- on DVD NOW!
Take a moment to check out the Street Team for Billy Talent, and download the Daredevil AIM Buddy Icon.
Sunday, July 27, 2003
Take a moment and check out the 2003 San Diego Comic Con Photos we've begun posting... use the link to the right to get to some great shots of Hugh Jackman!
Click on Hugh to enter the album, then click on Next to go photo by photo, or click on the picture you are taken to to go to a page of thumbnails for all the images in the gallery.
Friday, July 25, 2003
They've posted some GAMES...
There's also some behind the scenes footage...
A Swat Screensaver
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Trailers for the movie SWAT
Thursday, July 24, 2003
San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and while our coverage is gradually being posted, we want to remind one at all that Dragon*Con is yet to come... and well worth looking forward to.
Check here for a list of guests scheduled to attend, and surf the Dragon*Con site for programming information and much much more on Dragon*Con which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, August 29 - September 1.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Thursday, July 17, 2003
San Diego Comic Con Coverage has begun being posted!
Get the hopefully daily updates HERE! If the con is as much fun and as interesting as we hope we may not have time to hop online, but it is our goal to give you an insight a day!
Monday, July 14, 2003
The Legends of Martial Arts Series releases its first five titles on July 22nd!
About.com has put up a Hong Kong Legends DVD preview and review. You can check it out by clicking here.
For Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans, and comic collectors alike, San Diego Comic Con is nearly upon us.
But for those who aren't planning to attend San Diego, but are thinking a convention with big name guests, and panel galore is something they'd like to experience, Dragon*Con may be well worth looking into. They have ALREADY posted the list of guests they are expecting -- and panel schedules. So you can take a look at, for instance, the Trek Trak, and know what time you need to be in Atlanta by to catch the speaker you can't live if you miss!
Thursday, July 10, 2003
San Diego Comic Con has announced the Autograph Schedule
Check it out and see when your favorite stars will be there!
Angelina Jolie, Hugh Jackman and a host of others are turning out to make this one spectacular convention!
Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Tuesday, July 08, 2003
MGM has this to annouce for San Diego Comic Con:
Amanda Tapping, Don S. Davis and Co-Producer Martin Wood to Head Up SG-1 Panel
By Paul Gendreau
Comic-Con 2003 is set to roll at the San Diego Convention Center, July 17-20, with an incredibly diverse list of special guests from across the comic, science-fiction and fantasy spectrum. Stargate SG-1 fans will be especially interested in this year's Comic-Con with the announcement of an all-Stargate SG-1 panel featuring Amanda Tapping (Major/Dr. Samantha Carter), Don S. Davis (General Hammond), and co-producer Martin Wood on Saturday, July 19th. The show is premiering its seventh season at 9 P.M. June 13th on Sci Fi Channel; Dr. Daniel Jackson is back, and fans want to know what's in store for the SG-1 team.
Major Samantha Carter (expertly portrayed by Amanda Tapping) is the beautiful astrophysics genius who is every bit as tough as the men on her SG-1 team. Major Carter is an expert on Stargate technology, and her passion and drive adds that much-needed woman's perspective to the show. If you've never met Ms. Tapping, here's your opportunity to experience this remarkable woman, recently honored by Multichannel News for her excellence as an actress and for her commitment to the industry. She is as articulate as she is beautiful.
General Hammond (the incredible Don S. Davis) will be on hand to watch over Major Carter at the Comic-Con. Hammond joins Carter on the panel, showing that he is every bit as good out in the field as he is commanding his SG-1 team. A hardened military leader, Hammond is also a wise man that defends humanity at all costs. (In case you were wondering-yes, that was our own Don S. Davis co-starring as the dog-show judge of the final round in Christopher Guest's hit film "Best in Show." Here's your chance to find out if Don really knows the difference between a Norwich and a Cairn terrier!)
For those with questions about where season seven will take the SG-1 crew, co-producer/director Martin Wood will join Davis and Tapping on the panel. Wood, whose past series credits include Silk Stalkings and Jake and the Kid, has directed several Stargate episodes from past seasons ("The Serpent's Lair," "In the Line of Duty," "Prisoner") and takes the helm for a number of episodes in season seven. If you want to be the first to get next season's secrets, this is one Comic-Con you won't want to miss.
Comic-Con 2003 is at the San Diego Convention Center, July 17th - 20th, with a special preview night, July 16th. If you are a comic, fantasy or sci-fi fan, consider this your destiny, with over 350,000 square feet of space and 63,000 visitors. Visit the Comic-Con Web site (www.comic-con.org) for a complete list of confirmed guests, panels and activities. See you in sunny San Diego-and don't forget your sunblock!
Saturday, July 05, 2003
Why does PopArtsPlace.com make a point of checking out the San Diego Comic Con every year, and covering it for you? This latest announcement may just give you an idea...
4-day event features an incredible line-up
2003 is shaping up to be another major year at Comic-Con International. Hollywood is coming to the show in droves, and while you can expect the usual amount of surprises, we do have some major announcements to make. Our complete programming schedule will start to show up on this web site starting on Monday, July 7, so watch for that and detailed information on all of our programs. But in the meantime, how’s this for starters?
Friday, July 18 starts our big Hollywood blitz with panels featuring Stan Lee and Chase Masterson (Comic Books Into Movies, Room 6CDEF, 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.), Rob Zombie (Room 6CDEF, 12:00-1:00 p.m.), and some of the members of the Farscape cast (including Ben Browder, Lani John Tupu, Virginia Hey, Wayne Pygram, Jonathan Hardy, Francesca Buller and David Franklin, plus writer/exec. producer Richard Manning. 1:00-2:30 p.m., Room 6CDEF). We’ll also be taking a sneak peek at the new SCI FI event Battlestar Galactica from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 6A, with actor Edward James Olmos among others.
Some of the great screenwriters who brought some of our favorite comics to the screen join the Creative Screenwriting Magazine panel from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 6B. Included are David Hayter (X-Men), Michael Dougherty (X2), and James Robinson (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Disney takes the stage at 1:00 p.m. in our giant Ballroom 20 with sneak peeks at upcoming films including Haunted Mansion with producer Don Hahn. Special effects master Stan Winston takes the stage in 6A at 4:00 p.m. Friday is Star Wars Day at Comic-Con, so you can expect an incredible spectacle dedicated to all thing Lucas from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 20. Also look for an exclusive sneak of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars related Clone Wars series featuring Genndy Tartakovsky.
The day ends with two big movie events: Miramax’s Kill Bill panel (in Room 20) featuring Director Quentin Tarentino, and cast members David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen and Michael Jai White. Plus get the first news on a new film by Comic-Con special guests Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, coming from The Jim Henson Company, MirrorMask. Plus we have 2 brand new animated premieres on Friday: Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and Jill Thompson’s Scary Godmother Animated Special.
So if you survived the sensory overload of Friday, get ready for Saturday, July 19! We start the day at 10:30 a.m. with a mega star, none other than Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry at the Warner Bros. Studio panel promoting her new film Gothika. And as if the star power of Halle alone isn't enough, next up at 11:30 is Angelina Jolie, the star of Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life. Then it’s 90 minutes of Kevin Smith from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Up next New Line presents Robert Englund talking about the upcoming Freddy vs. Jason (Mr. Englund is also the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Masquerade!). New Line Home Video then takes the stage to talk about the DVD release of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, with the man who helped bring Gollum to life, Andy Serkis.
At 4:00 p.m., it’s Sony and the man who made Spider-Man real, Sam Raimi, with a sneak peek at Spider-Man 2! Sony also brings us looks at 2 other upcoming movies, Underworld, with stars Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman and director Len Wiseman, and Hellboy with creator Mike Mignola.
And at 5:00 p.m. we end the day with a major bang: The cast of Van Helsing, Universal’s upcoming release. Appearing on the Ballroom 20 stage will be stars Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, and Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns). And that’s just one room (Ballroom 20)!
Think we’re forgetting about television and animation? Think again! Saturday includes a sneak peek at the first all-CGI animated show on TV, Game Over, which debuts in 2004 on UPN. Matt Groening, a Comic-Con special guest, sits down with some of his voice cast and crew members of both Futurama and The Simpsons, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Cartoon Network presents looks at 2 new series, Duck Dodgers and Teen Titans, plus the return of a panel dedicated to its popular Adult Swim series. Mark Evanier presents his annual Cartoon Voices panel, this year with a reading of an actual script (3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 6B). Television-wise, Dark Horse brings back Joss Whedon and we devote an additional panel to a whole bunch of the writers from both Buffy and Angel. J. Michael Straczynski talks about his Showtime Original Series Jeremiah. The Executive Producers of Smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar, along with 2 of the writers, Jeph Loeb and Mark Verheiden make an appearance along with … well, let’s just say a major cast member or two (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). SCI FI showcases Stargate SG-1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
And on Sunday, we have a special event. Eliza Dushku joins us at Comic-Con to present the first-ever screening of the pilot for her new Fox TV series, Tru Calling! This event takes place in Ballroom 20 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Music news of the day -- Dakona:
June 30: Dakona hits radio with "Good"
July 12-13: Dakona will play the Kelowna and Stage 13 festivals.
Sept. Dakona Album release
Check out the Dakona Revelation Player
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Let the world know what you think!
There is a poll running in the message forums over at Rotten Tomatoes that we think poses an interesting question... and gives plenty of options for answers... so head on over and let the world know what you think.
The question: Which Movies Did you Like?
Just the Hulk -- the others were crap
Hulk & Spider-Man, & X-men, & Daredevil
Hulk & X-men, & Daredevil
Hulk & Spider-Man, & Daredevil
Spider-man, & X-Men & Daredevil
Hulk, & Spider-Man, & X-Men
Hulk & Daredevil
Spider-Man & Daredevil
X-Men & Daredevil
Just X-Men (1 & 2)
Just 1 of the 2 X-Men movies
None of 'em, so why bother asking
So head on over and vote now.
Calvin Richardson's upcoming release, 2:35pm will hit the shelves in August and that his first single "Keep on Pushin'" is getting ready to blow it up at radio!
Look out for him this summer on tour with Nelly on his "Up Close and Personal Tour"! You can listen to his new single "Keep on Pushin'" by going here