Archive for July, 2007

Interesting Dynamics- Jensen Ackles Talks About the Cast Additions to Supernatural

July 31, 2007

Supernatural's Jensen Ackles Talks to EclipseMagazine.com Jensen Ackles who stars as Dean Winchester on the hit CW series Supernatural caught an 8am flight directly from Vancouver B. C. to the International Comic Con in San Diego on Saturday after filming an episode of Supernatural until 2am says that he is excited about the newest additions to the cast of the series for one big reason. “Thank god they’re adding someone else so I don’t have to look at Jared so much,” Ackles says this with a mock serious expression on his face before breaking into a warm smile at the mention of his absent co-star and laughingly admitting he’s just kidding about that being the reason he is looking forward to having two new regular recurring characters added to Supernatural for it’s 3rd season. Jared Padalecki who plays younger brother Sam Winchester on Supernatural couldn’t make it to Comic Con due to having to work until 6am filming.  (more…)

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The Simpsons Movie: Dollars To D’oh!nuts You’ll Like It!

July 29, 2007

The Simpsons Movie - onesheetWith eighteen seasons of sublime silliness, social commentary and occasional missteps to draw on, there were plenty of ways for The Simpsons Movie to succeed brilliantly or flop miserably. What the seventeen writers of the film came up with was, well, moments of sublime silliness, social commentary and occasional missteps. The result is a movie that has more laugh-out-loud moments than anything else this year – short of Knocked Up.

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I Know Who Killed Me – And It’s Not Who You Think!

July 29, 2007

I Know Who Killed Me - onsheetThere were no press screenings for I Know Who Killed Me, which usually means that the film is so bad that the studio wants to sneak it into theaters and let it quietly die. I suspect that, this time at least, quality didn’t really enter into consideration for withholding the film from the press. It is, as a turns out, a perfectly serviceable little thriller [and eons better than the vast majority of gore porn that seems to be making money these days]. Nope, I expect that the lack of support shown I Know Who Killed Me is due to its star’s recent behavioral patterns – which is too bad, since the film is so much fun…

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My Boys Goes 3-0 To Open Season Two!

July 29, 2007

My Boys - Cast PhotoMy Boys was one of the unexpected pleasures of last summer. The sitcom about a female Chicago sportswriter who covered Da Cubs, was often insightful without being preachy and melded moments of drama and humor in a manner that seemed effortless [but probably wasn’t]. P.J. Franklin and her boys return Monday [TBS, 10/9C] with a special two-episode premiere. P.J. and her boys have a number of traditions – but none more significant than their fantasy baseball league draft and hitting the park for opening day. This year, though, things will be a bit different…

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Danny Boyle Talks Sunshine With EclipseMagazine.com’s Michelle Alexandria!

July 24, 2007

Danny Boyle Talks Sunshine with EclipseMagazine.comBritish Director Danny Boyle has quickly become one of my favorite Directors, primarily because you can’t quite figure out what his style is or what he’ll do next. He first came to my attention in 2004 when his small British film Millions, was released. It was a really compelling story about a little boy who finds a million dollars and decides he wants to do good with it in hopes that it’ll help him become a Saint so he can see his dead mother. The film was funny, poignant, witty and charming and it failed to breakthrough to American Audiences. His next try was the surprise hit 28 Days Later, a horror film. So what do you do, after you make a Children’s fantasy, and a franchise launching horror film? You do a serious, contemplative Sci-Fi adventure called Sunshine. (more…)

The Death of Harvey: Adult Swim’s First Series Rolls To A Bone-Jarring End!

July 21, 2007

Harvey BirdmanIn December of 2000, The Cartoon Network created Adult Swim, a late-night weekend blast of animated irreverence and more-than-occasional mayhem that was aimed at older teens and young adults. Their first Adult Swim was Harvey Birdman, Attorney-At-Law, a reworking of the Hanna-Barbera Super-hero series, Birdman that found Birdman giving up superheroics to defend the right in a courtroom. Now, six-and-a-half years and thirty-eight cases later, Sunday’s double-length episode [11:45/10:45C] brings the curtain down on the first and longest-running Adult Swim series.  (more…)

HAIRSPRAY: All The Fluff and Sugar In The World Can’t Hide its Subversive Heart!

July 20, 2007

Hairspray OnesheetOkay, now… Stay with me here… In 1988, the somewhat subversive indie filmmaker John Waters made a low budget movie about outsiders called Hairspray. Maybe a decade later, this little movie was discovered by Broadway and had a lengthy, if sugarcoated. run on the Golden Way. Now, the Broadway musical has been adapted to film. Now, even as a sugary, fluffy Hollywood movie, Hairspray maintains its original creator’s lovingly subversive charm…

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Mad Men is the News Series from the Producers of the Sopranos.

July 19, 2007

Mad Men is AMC’s provocative new original series from writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner of The Sopranos. Set in 1960 New York, Mad Men pulls the viewer into an unexpected new world – the high-powered and glamorous “Golden Age” of advertising – where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. I have to be honest and admit, I can’t get too excited about a show that takes place in the 60s and doesn’t have any minorities in it. Check out a couple of clips, the series premiere is tonight at 10pm and will air Thursdays at 10. Check out the official website at . We do have these really cool Shakers to give away, so take a look at the show and then send me an email to contests@eclipsemagazine.com with your UserID, Full name and Address to get one.

Four Special Editions That Really Are Special: The Hustler, The Verdict, Big, That Thing You Do!

July 18, 2007

The Hustler - Box ArtPaul Newman and Tom Hanks are two of our most revered and beloved actors. These four special editions showcase memorable – even classic – films. Newman’s The Hustler looked at the world of pool and some its shadier inhabitants; in The Verdict, he played a loser seeking redemption by helping right a terrible wrong. For Hanks, Big was an opportunity to portray a character who actually had his wish to be grown up come true; That Thing You Do followed the members of a one-hit wonder in the swingin’ sixties and showed Hanks’ skill at producing, writing, directing, acting and writing music [next thing you know, he’ll be dubbed the next Clint Eastwood…]…

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TVonDVD: The Light and Dark and In-Between of TV: Hannah Montana: Pop Star Profile, Hex – The Complete First Season, Jesse Stone

July 18, 2007

Pop Star Profile - Box ArtOne of the cool things about television is that it really can reach all age groups. Disney’s second Hannah Montana release, Pop Star Profile, may be just the next step in establishing Miley Cyrus as a multi-talented G-rated star, but it shows that she just may have the chops to pull it off. Meanwhile, the American DVD release of Hex – The complete first Season provides a dark, supernatural series with the smarts and the humor to speak to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. Finally, there are two entries in the Jesse Stone mystery movie series: Night Passage and Death in Paradise…

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