'Batman: Year One' — Featurette

Here’s a sneak peek at BATMAN: YEAR ONE from Warner Brothers Home Video’s DC Universe direct to video line.
Based on the DC comic book by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
Co-directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery, the voice cast incluses Ben McKenzie as Batman, Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) as Lt. James Gordon, Eliza Dushku (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Katee Sackhoff (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) as Detective Sarah Essen.
Due out Septembet 27th.

'X-Men: First Class' — Featurette

Via 20th Century Fox, here’s a special featurette from X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the 1960’s-set Marvel movie stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, and Zoe Kravit.
Opens June 3rd, from Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox.

'Grimm'—Extended Teaser

Via NBC, here’s an advance look at their new fantasy/horror series GRIMM. 

“Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren’t stories, they were warnings. Coming this Fall to NBC. Fridays 9/8c.”

GRIMM stars David  Giuntoli as police detective Nick Burckhardt, who discovers he’s the among the last of the “Grimms” who  can see the true nature of otherwise human-appearing beings, and are charged with the duty to protect people against them.
Created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf (BUFFY, ANGEL),  GRIMM is from Universal Media Studios.

'Dr. Who' Season 6 "Prequel"

Via BBC One and Doctor Who TV comes this teaser that the BBC is calling a prequel to Season Six’s DOCTOR WHO premiere episode, The Imposible Astronaut.
Written by series producer Steven Moffat, this preview stars Stuart Milligan, best known in the UK for the TV series JOHNATHAN CREEK, but a familiar voice to comic book fans in the US as the voice of Superman/Clark Kent in the 1993 SUPERMAN LIVES audio drama  made by BBC Radio. (And the Riddler in 1994’s Batman BBC Radio adaptation KNIGHTFALL.)
The Impossible Astronaut premieres April 23rd in the UK and on BBC America here.

Oscar-nominated Makeup Symposium with Rick Baker

On Saturday, February 26 at 2:30pm, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater (8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents its fifth annual symposium examining the nominees in the category of makeup and hair styles. This year’s event will be moderated by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Governor Leonard Engelman. This year’s nominees include Rick Baker and Dave Elsey for their work on THE WOLFMAN. Also nominated are Adrien Morot for BARNEY’S VERISON and Edouard F. Henriques, Gregroy Funk, and Toylanda Toussieng for THE WAY BACK.
Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting February 1.
From the website:

For the fifth year, Oscar Week’s culminating public event celebrates the achievement of the nominees in the Makeup category. This year’s nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative processes and present film clips, photographs and models of their work.

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'Superman Classic'— Pro-Fan Animation

Disney TV animator  Robb Pratt (THE REPLACEMENTS)  made this traditionally animated short, SUPERMAN CLASSIC,  just from  his love of the character, and inspired by the theme music of the 1948 Columbia serial.
The short, which is a vignette in which the Man of Steel tales on a giant steel man —a robot, harkens back somewhat to the Max Flieisher/Paramount cartoons of the 1940’s. Yet I think it also gives us an idea of what Superman might look like in Disney’s current house style.
newtonRobb Pratt enlisted John Newton, who played the lead in the first season of the SUPERBOY TV series (as John Haymes Newton) as his Clark Kent/Superman, and Newton’s wife Jennifer Newton (SAURIAN) was Lois Lane.
The serial music, by Columbia Studios  music director Mischa Bakaleinikoff (based in part on a previous composers’  motifs), is a very strident and “muscular” theme that lends itself well to the action.
A nice job, leaving viewers wanting more.

'Green Hornet' Behind The Scenes Featurette

Via Yahoo Movies here’s Columbia Pictures THE GREEN HORNET: A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUPERHERO. 
Star  Seth Rogen and co-writer Evan Goldberg explain their revisionist take on the venerable masked hero team of radio, movie serials, comics, and television.

Directed by Michel Gondry, THE GREEN HORNET stars Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, and Tom Wilkinson.
It opena in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on January 14th, 2011.
Note: Due to formatting requirements, this featurette won’t display via our front page video player.

Back to the Future clip: Germ of an Idea

Check out this clip from the bonus features on the upcoming BACK TO THE FUTURE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY on Blu-ray and DVD, titled “Germ of an Idea,” in which Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale talk about the origins of the film.
The BACK TO THE FUTURE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY will be released on Blu-ray (for the first time) and DVD by Universal Home Entertainment on October 26, 2010.
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