Saturday, August 31, 2013

See Disney Channel's new trailer for "Liv and Maddie"


Watch the premiere of Liv and Maddie Sunday, September 15 at 8p/7c on Disney Channel!


Liv and Maddie Premieres Sunday, September 15 at 8p/7c on Disney Channel!

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WDW After Dark - August 30, 2013 - Livestream and now on YouTube


WDW After Dark can now be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WDWAfterDark!

The crew of WDW After Dark that has been entertaining adult Disney fans with a weekly webcast since 2011 can now be seen on YouTube on the WDW After Dark Channel.  Join show hosts Jeff Davis, Aljon Go, Kristen Hoetzel and Eric Allen for the Top 5 Disney Videos of the Week, Disney Headline News, candid round table discussions and witty banter geared for adult Disney fans.

WDW After Dark show hosts Jeff Davis, Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go

Tune in for the LIVE and UNCENSORED broadcast Fridays at 9:00 p.m./eastern at www,WDWAfterDark.com!


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Friday, August 30, 2013

Bradley Cooper will provide voice for Marvel's "Guardian's of the Galaxy!

Bradley Cooper is best known for being on the hit ABC show "Alias" and movies "Wedding Crashers" and "The Hangover" trilogy. Now he tackles a very hairy role as the pistol toting space ranger Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Just when you thought Marvel was done with casting news for this week they lay down some news for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" involving everyone's favorite furry masked space ace - Rocket Raccoon!

The following is from a release from Marvel Studios....


Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice!

"Guardians of the Galaxy" concept art by Charlie Wen

Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.
Cooper has previously starred in "Silver Linings Playbook," for which he was nominated for an Oscar®, "Limitless," "Place Beyond the Pines" and the "Hangover" trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in "American Hustle" which will reunite him with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell. "Guardians of the Galaxy" will mark Cooper's first voiceover work.

In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!

In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on November 6, 2015.

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Cosplay Friday: Marvel Comics Epic Footage from Dragon-Con 2012


Dragon-Con 2013 is underway and to wet your appetite for all the news, videos and killer costumes from this year I take you back to 2012 and an epic Marvel cosplay video from @Distractotrontv.

Some of my favorite costumes in this clip are the Marvel Minimates, Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock and guy who cosplayed as Stan Lee! LOL! Enjoy!


Marvel Comics Epic Cosplay Video 2012

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Gamer's the New 7-D cinema is here - complete with Guns, Bubbles, Wind Rain, Thunder and even Snow


An audience has fun with so-called 7-D cinema on Wednesday during the Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition.

Seven Wonders of the World, seven-star hotels and now, according to its creators at least, witness the arrival of 7-D cinema - complete with handheld guns, machine-created bubbles, and a few early glitches.

Shanghai Qing Yu Intelligent Systems Engineering claims to have come up with the concept and plans to commercialize it locally this fall.

The company is running a pilot version at the Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition, which kicked off on Wednesday and runs until Monday.

The concept remains a little vague and may be just a clever marketing ploy - even the company's project director confessed to not knowing what one of the D's represented - but it more closely resembles a theme park attraction or multiple-user arcade game than a screening at your nearest multiplex.

In addition to 3-D specs, rotating seats and smoke machines, which have garnered lukewarm reaction as theaters worldwide experiment with films in 3-D and 4-D, 7-D has plastic ray guns and shoot-'em-up style arcade games.

"3-D is purely visual; 4-D is mostly about movement, that is, vibrating and rotating seats; 5-D is more sensual, such as thunder and lightning, water splashes and changes in temperature," said Ray Zhang, who works for the company. "There is no 6-D, actually. And 7-D refers to the interaction between man and machine."

Local media accounted for the lost dimension by referring to the interactivity between users on-screen, but it was unclear how this differs, if at all, from regular multiplayer games.


Meanwhile, the website of People's Daily reported on what sounded like similar 7-D cinemas opening in Beijing in March, and in Zhoukou city, Henan province, in July.

The latter features electronic guns and the simulated effect of wind, rain, thunder and snow "as though you are a character in the movie," it said.

"This is like the next evolution of computer games. It takes that as a basic foundation, but up to 50 people can (potentially) enjoy the experience at once. I feel that it's more like a movie than a game," Zhang said. "We can also tailor this attraction in different ways for different clients."

The company has invested 5 million yuan ($817,000) in the project and will open its first outlet to the public somewhere in the city's Jiading district in October, according to Zhang.

One 15-minute "movie" or ride will cost around 50 yuan ($8.17) per person. "If the market responds well, we'll expand."

At Shanghai Exhibition Center on Wednesday a long line had formed around a spacious black cube. Inside, six people bucked around on what looked like a borrowed roller coaster car in front of a large screen.

They were issued electronic glasses and video-game guns on the way in, asked to choose from one of three "movies" (10-minute computer game animations ranging from pirate attacks to air raids), and assigned characters. Afterwards, each was awarded a separate score.

This may be just the thing we need for Star Wars, one can only hope!  



But Wait...Seatbelts in 9D Theatre?   Can't wait!

Source... http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/30/content_16930896.htm



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Thursday, August 29, 2013

James Spader cast as Ultron in "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron"

James Spader star of ABC's Boston Legal now cast as Avengers mega villain Ultron.

80's movies fans will remember actor James Spader from movies like Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero. Sci-fi fans know him from Stargate. More recently Spader has starred in Lincoln and attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards. Now Spader has been cast as the Avenger's uber-villian Ultron in Marvel Studios' upcoming film The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Check out this press release from Marvel Studios!
James Spader will face off against Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the sequel to 2012's record-breaking "Marvel's The Avengers." The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers' much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015. 
Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," and will return to television this fall in NBC's highly anticipated series "The Blacklist." Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film "Lincoln" directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone. David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" will bring the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with "Marvel's The Avengers" director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. "Marvel's The Avengers" was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time. 
Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.


POSSIBLE SPOILER!!!

As hinted by Avengers director Joss Whedon Ultron will have a different origin than the Marvel Comic Universe by springing from the characters we have seen in Marvel's Cinematic Universe as opposed to being created by Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man. All roads point to Ultron being created by none other than Tony Stark! This is an exciting prospect indeed.

What do you think of the casting of Spader? Leave me your comments below!

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All New "Switched at Birth" This January on ABC Family (teaser trailer)


Be there to fuel the obsession when your favorite show returns this January!


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Marvel: The Watcher 2013 #29 - Marvel's Guide to the Galaxy: Infinity Edition (video)


Host Lorraine Cink gets you ready for Infinity with everything you need to know! Subscribe to Marvel:
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Disney Gets the Greenlight to Build a Huge Production Studio's near Santa Clarita


Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the construction of a major high-tech television and film production facility on a sprawling ranch near Santa Clarita that Walt Disney chose as a backdrop for many of his studio’s productions.

The proposal by Walt Disney Co.'s Disney/ABC unit would develop 58 acres of the 890-acre Golden Oak Ranch in the northwestern portion of the county, adding more than a half-million square feet of studio space, multiple sound stages, writers’ bungalows and other developments in Placerita Canyon.

Before the 4-0 vote, Supervisor Mike Antonovich said the project would create thousands of jobs, $533 million in annual economic activity and new revenue for the county and state.

“Many of the film production companies are now going out of state,” he said. “This is an opportunity to increase film production in Los Angeles County.”

The project, which has been in the works for four years, has widespread support from local leaders and residents. More than 100 local supporters of the plan attended the supervisors' meeting.

Jim McClafferty, supervising location manager for "NCIS” and a Santa Clarita Valley resident who has worked on the ranch for decades, said the project was vital.

“What can California do to protect our homegrown industry? We can support this project,” he said, calling the entertainment industry vital to the state’s economic health. “If we’re going to grow the California entertainment industry, then we must be competitive. Otherwise productions will increasingly choose to base their productions in other states and other countries.”

A handful of speakers opposed the project because of environmental concerns, questioning how it would affect air and water quality, expressing dismay at the impact to the wildlife that lives on the ranch, and complaining about the need to cut down 158 oak trees to make way for the development.

“Placerita Canyon is a lovely area, a significant wildlife environment and a wildlife corridor. The greatest challenge that we face locally, nationally, statewide and globally is loss of biological diversity,” said David Lutness. “We should do everything that we can to encourage and maintain our biological diversity.”

The ranch has been used for filming for decades, first leased by Disney in the 1950s as a backdrop for segments of “The Mickey Mouse Club.” His company acquired the land and surrounding areas over the years. Productions filmed there include “Old Yeller,” “The Parent Trap,” and  “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Source... http://www.latimes.com


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Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Promo #AriA


Don't miss the Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Tuesday, October 22 at 8/7c on ABC Family.


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Vin Diesel Talks for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Marvel


Vin Diesel,  the Internet is on fire when he began dropping hints about meetings with Marvel and then, weeks later, cryptically posted an image of Groot, the extraterrestrial plant monster who will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy.

At a promotional event for Riddick, Diesel finally went into more detail about how he ended up negotiating a deal for voice and motion capture work as the comic book character -- and why he had originally met with Marvel.

At a promotional event for Riddick, Diesel finally went into more detail about how he ended up negotiating a deal for voice and motion capture work as the comic book character -- and why he had originally met with Marvel.

"What can I say about Groot? I can say something about Marvel, I take my hat off to them for being so creative and thinking outside of the box."

Diesel says that he had originally met with Marvel to launch a fresh IP (intellectual property).

"That was the focus of our conversation — a fresh IP that would come out in 2016 or 2017, and potentially launch the third phase," he says.

He realized that fans didn't want to wait that long to see Diesel as part of the Marvel universe.

"With my schedule, it was almost impossible to imagine I could do anything immediate," says Diesel who will star in the upcoming seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise and has several other films in various stages of production.

"I guess after they watched Iron Giant, or whatever, they came up with this idea of taking the strangest Marvel character -- or the strangest Marvel character that's ever hit film -- and thought what I could do with that with motion capture and with my voice," he said.

Groot is an alien living tree that appeared various Marvel comics. A teaser shown at Comic-Con and Disney's D23 Expo showed that Groot will appear in James Gunn's upcoming pic. In the short teaser, Groot did not speak.

Adds Diesel: "Now it's just up to my reps to allow that to happen." 

Guardians of the Galaxy, release is on Aug. 1, 2014.

Source.... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

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Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room 8/30 - D23 Expo 2013: Disney XD "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger, Roy E. Disney book giveaway


Celebrity guest Billy Unger of  Disney XD's hit show "Lab Rats"
On this Friday's show Aljon chats with actor/musician Billy Unger of Disney XD's hit show "Lab Rats." During the recent D23 Expo Aljon went backstage to meet fellow guitarist Billy Unger to talk about acting, meeting fans at the Expo and his rock band Fair Warning. Disney fans recognize Billy as the genius super-human Chase, the youngest of three bionic teen siblings, who tries to navigate a "typical" world of school, friends and family, with the occasional bionic glitch, in the Disney XD live-action comedy series "Lab Rats."


Book giveaway - Remembering Roy E. Disney
Aljon will also have an opportunity for you to WIN a copy of "Remembering Roy E. Disney." A few weeks ago Aljon had the privialage of interviewing author, Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, David A. Bossert and Roy Patrick Disney, business investor and son of Roy E. Disney, great nephew of Walt Disney. The book is more scrapbook than biography, Remembering Roy E. Disney draws a poignant and funny picture of a man revered and idolized by legions of Disney fans and admired, cared about, and very well liked by all those that had the honor to know him; to be part of one of his inner circle of friends.

Filled with personal memories, stories, and artifacts collected along the way, this book will contain written stories as well as drawings and candid photos. Perfect for Disney fans, film buffs, and animation historians. Listen for info on how YOU CAN WIN!

Order "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life" Hardback Edition today!

About Billy Unger
Born in Palm Beach County, Florida, on October 15, 1995, Unger and his family moved to Hollywood in 2006 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional actor. Since moving to LA, Unger has guest starred on Disney XD's Kickin' It, Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance, No Ordinary Family, Ghost Whisperer, Hawthorne, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Mental, Medium, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case and Scrubs, and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In addition to a starring role in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Unger has appeared in such other feature films as You Again, The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, Monster Mutt, Opposite Day, Rock Slyde, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cop Dog and Seven Eleven: Sweet Toys.

In his time away from set, Unger enjoys extreme martial arts, advanced stunting, motocross, surfing, skateboarding, playing guitar, hip-hop dancing, singing and songwriting. He currently resides in Studio City, California with his family.

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Disney fans can hear the the show every Friday at 8 a.m./e with an encore airing at 7 p.m./e by visiting SRSounds.com and clicking the "Listen to Sorcerer Radio" button. Listeners can also tune in using free apps for iOS and Android devices. The show will also be available for download soon on a newly redesigned WDWTikiRoom.com.

Tune into WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney (8 am/7pm eastern) on Sorcerer Radio! Podcast version coming soon to WDWTikiRoom.com!


About WDW Tiki Room:
WDW Tiki Room, the show about all things Disney, is hosted by the husband and wife team of Aljon Go and Kristen Hoetzel and author Natalie Henley. Every week they discuss Disney in pop-culture, theme parks, Disney news, have celebrity interviews, cover Disney fan events and play the best mix of Disney artists and Disney attraction audio. The show airs Fridays 8:00am/eastern and 7:00pm/eastern on Sorcerer Radio - www.SRSounds.com. For more information on Kristen and Aljon as well as on-demand playback of archived shows please visit this LINK.

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The Mandarin show off his many accents in "Marvel's Iron Man 3" Blu-ray - Deleted Scene 4



Trevor, the public face of the Mandarin, tries out a few different accents in a new deleted scene from Marvel's "Iron Man 3Blu-ray, hitting shelves September 24!


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Promo #MonA


Don't miss the Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Tuesday, October 22 at 8/7c on ABC Family.


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Marvel's The Watch List 8/28 - Say Goodbye to Journey Into Mystery (video)


Join The Watcher host, Lorraine Cink, as she Journeys Into Mystery with the end of an era, battles the Infinite stars, and stares right into the Hellfire by telling you what comics you must have this Wednesday, August 28th!

Marvel's The Watch List 8/28 - Say Goodbye to Journey Into Mystery
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D23 Expo 2013: Tervis' Disney, Marvel and Star Wars themed drinkware

My favorite Marvel hero, the Invincible Iron Man!

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Walking around the show floor of this year's D23 Expo I stumbled upon the Visit Tervis booth. They had on display plenty of cool drinkware with my favorite Star Wars, Marvel and Disney characters.


Tervis has been making fabulously fun, insulated drinkware right here in America for more than 65 years. Dishwasher and microwave safe with a lifetime guarantee, Tervis offers a variety of sizes and accessories, plus design options to fit every passion and lifestyle.


Donald Duck immortalized in this Tervis tumbler.

They were even customizing drinkware on site using the Tervis Fun Fuser™, the most exciting five seconds in drinkware. Just like magic, you can create your very own Tervis tumbler for a lifetime of refreshment and memories.


I dug my Tervis Star Wars cup so much I took it on set of my Three Guys and Guitars weekly webcast where I got a LOT of complements.

My Tervis Star Wars
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My Tervis Star Wars drinkware on set of Gibson's Three Guys and Guitars webseries!

Not only does the drinkware look cool with all my favorite characters but it's microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, made in America, reduces condensation, great for both hot & cold drinks, and fits most cup holders! Thanks to Tervis for creating some killer products! Please visit http://www.tervis.com or better yet support this site and purchase your Tervis drinkware using our Amazon links in this article!

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Marvel Studios - Black Panther (official trailer)

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation t...