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Whedon's Original Justice League Opening Was Too Funny for Warner Bros.

Whedon's Original Justice League Opening Was Too Funny for Warner Bros.
As Warner Bros.' Justice League enters its second week in theaters, new details have surfaced about the opening scene, and how it was originally conceived as much more comedic. If you haven't yet seen Justice League, there will be some Spoilers below, but actor Holt McCallany revealed in a new interview that the first few minutes that he appears in where much funnier than what made it to the screen, as conceived by Justice League reshoots director Joss Whedon. Unfortunately, the scene that Joss Whedon wrote had to be reconceived, per request of the studio. Here's what he had to say below.

"I love Joss Whedon. My scene with Batman was originally conceived as a comedic scene. That's how Joss wrote it, and that's how we shot it. I thought it came out great, but the studio felt it would be a mistake to open the film with a completely comedic scene,
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TVLine Items: Fox Orders More Star, Bachelor Vet Is Speechless and More

TVLine Items: Fox Orders More Star, Bachelor Vet Is Speechless and More
Fox is increasing its Star power.

The network has ordered five additional episodes of the music drama, bringing the Season 2 total to 18 installments.

RelatedConnie Britton to Star in Fox’s 9-1-1 Drama Series From Ryan Murphy

In its new timeslot behind Empire, ratings for the show’s Season 2 opener were up 20 percent from last March’s finale.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Former Bachelor star Nick Viall will guest on the ABC comedy Speechless as a B-movie actor who takes his craft way too seriously, our sister site Deadline reports. In the episode, airing in late November,
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What to Know: Tragic Death of Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-Year-Old Daughter

What to Know: Tragic Death of Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-Year-Old Daughter
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Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter Trinity was shot and killed early Sunday morning near a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. Three men have been arrested and charged following the 4 a.m. incident. Here’s what you need to know about the teen and her tragic death.

She had followed in her father’s footsteps

Trinity was a track and field athlete at Lafayette High in Lexington, placing fourth in the 100-meter dash, fifth in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 4×200-meter relay at Kentucky’s 3A meet this past May,
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Olympian Tyson Gay -- Daughter Killed In Shooting

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Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter, Trinity was shot and killed early this morning in Kentucky. According to police ... Trinity was shot in the neck during a shootout between 2 cars in a Lexington restaurant parking lot. Police say she was not in either car, and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead within an hour. Tyson is reportedly flying to Kentucky right now. He told a local news station ... "She didn't make it.
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Fla. Teen Allegedly Convinced Boyfriend, Friend to Kill the Man She Claimed Had Been Molesting Her

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Fla. Teen Allegedly Convinced Boyfriend, Friend to Kill the Man She Claimed Had Been Molesting Her
A teenage Florida girl has been accused of homicide after authorities allege she arranged for her boyfriend and best friend to kill the man she claimed had long been molesting her, People confirms. Police allege the trio's fatal plan was two months in the making, according to arrest and court records obtained by People. It began, police say, after Lavaya May opened up to boyfriend Jonathan Ruffini and friend Hunter Tyson about allegedly being sexually abused for more than seven years by 58-year-old Ted Lee. The scheme ended in July, when Ruffini, 18, and Tyson, 23, allegedly beat and stabbed Lee to death in his own home,
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Fla. Teen Allegedly Convinced Boyfriend, Friend to Kill the Man She Claimed Had Been Molesting Her

  • PEOPLE.com
Fla. Teen Allegedly Convinced Boyfriend, Friend to Kill the Man She Claimed Had Been Molesting Her
A teenage Florida girl has been accused of homicide after authorities allege she arranged for her boyfriend and best friend to kill the man she claimed had long been molesting her, People confirms. Police allege the trio's fatal plan was two months in the making, according to arrest and court records obtained by People. It began, police say, after Lavaya May opened up to boyfriend Jonathan Ruffini and friend Hunter Tyson about allegedly being sexually abused for more than seven years by 58-year-old Ted Lee. The scheme ended in July, when Ruffini, 18, and Tyson, 23, allegedly beat and stabbed Lee to death in his own home,
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Scott Drebit Looks Back at Wes Craven’s The Serpent And The Rainbow

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I didn’t even know he was ill. When Wes Craven’s passing was announced I was numb. The gravity of the loss felt in the film world was palpable, especially in horror. Mr. Craven was one of us, a great champion of the genre. And for those that called him a hack – and there were a few – if they didn’t know it then, know it now, and remember it forever - he revived the genre not once but twice.

Slashers had choked like weeds all the freshness from horror until Mr. Craven came along with the startlingly original A Nightmare on Elm Street. And then, in the 90’s as we wept for anything fun in the genre, he came roaring back with the astounding Scream and revitalized the genre, again.

As I was asked to write this piece on Serpent and the Rainbow, I thought back on what
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Review: "The Toxic Avenger Part II' (1989), Blu-ray Special Edition From Troma Entertainment

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By Ernie Magnotta

While working at the Tromaville Health Club in 1984, goodhearted, 98lb. weakling Melvin “The Mop Boy” was tricked into wearing a pink tutu and teased unmercifully until he fell from a two-story window and landed in a vat of nuclear waste. The toxic chemicals changed little Melvin, transforming him into a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. Melvin became The Toxic Avenger, the first superhero from New Jersey!

Written and Directed by the great Lloyd Kaufman (and co-directed by his partner-in-slime, Michael Herz), The Toxic Avenger, which is a thoroughly entertaining and unique combination of the superhero genre, raunchy and over-the-top comedy, as well as full-on horror movie-type gore, not only became an instant hit, but singlehandedly built Troma films (Toxie is the company’s mascot much like Spider-man is to Marvel Comics). The Toxic Avenger character became so popular that, over the years, fans were
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The Game -- He Threatened to Shoot Me ... Hoops Ko Was Self Defense (Video)

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TMZ obtained video of The Game unloading a punch on an opposing player during a pick-up basketball game -- but we're told the guy threatened to unload a gun in Game's ass before the fight. Sources connected to Game tell us the rapper says the punchee started things by throwing an elbow at Game ... who responded by elbowing him right back. Then it got really heated -- Game claims the guy said don't make
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Castle season 7 episode 14 review: Resurrection

The 3Xk storyline makes a welcome return in this week's episode of Castle...

This review contains spoilers.

7.14 Resurrection

Jerry Tyson has Ed Turner. Sorry, that’s an anagram, as Castle point out in the last minutes of Resurrection. Jerry Tyson has returned.

I try never to watch the previews for episodes on shows I am reviewing so that those carefully edited scenes don’t led me astray when I start writing. As a result, I rarely know what an episode is going to be about until I sit down to watch it. So when it became clear very early on that Resurrection was carrying on the 3Xk storyline, I was so surprised and pleased, I actually yelped.

Because while Castle is really good when it does its fun episodes, my favorites are always the myth arc episodes. Please forgive my exuberance in advance.

The first of two-parts, most of Resurrection is set-up,
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Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles

Let us play the “Name Game”, shall we? Since we all are part of the experience here at the entertainment website known as Sound on Sight maybe we should pay homage to our online destination by celebrating it in an unconventional manner? Specifically, we can recognize Sound on Sight by acknowledging movie names that contain the words “sound” and “sight” in their titles.

However you may perceive this experimentation as being rather gimmicky and silly please realize that this movie column is also a means to recognize a few movie titles that are unfamiliar or perhaps a first-time discovery to some of you out there that never heard some of these cinematic selections. There may be a couple of well-known films in the bunch but collectively the features being mentioned in Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles are aptly presented based on the theme at hand.
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Special Features - A History of Black Film

Sean Guard celebrates Black History Month with a selection of acclaimed African American films...

In the light and celebration of Black History Month, I’ve put together a small collection from the vast library of highly-acclaimed African American films. From Cicely Tyson to Denzel Washington to Spike Lee, I’ve included some of the classic films and miniseries that have come to contribute to my generation and others’ education of the struggles and contributions of Blacks in the past and present. Now, seeing as how there are tons of film to go over that fit rather easily into this category, this assemblage of titles are only a tip of the Black iceberg.

Native Son (1951)

Based on the novel by Richard Wright, this film focuses on a young black poverty stricken man living in 1930s Chicago. He takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn
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Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson Photo: SAG Awards 2012

Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson The Help's Jessica Chastain and Cicely Tyson attend the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29 in Los Angeles, California. Chastain was a Best Supporting Actress SAG Award nominee. Her competitors were The Help's Octavia Spencer, The Artist's Bérénice Bejo, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, and Albert Nobbs' Janet McTeer. Spencer was the evening's winner. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage.)  In addition to Spencer's and Best Actress Viola Davis' wins, Tate Taylor's The Help won the SAG Award for Best Cast for Davis, Spencer, Chastain, Tyson, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Ahna O'Reilly, Mike Vogel, Chris Lowell, Emma Stone, Allison Janney, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Cicely Tyson had been previously nominated for three SAG Awards: Best Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994), Best Actress
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Sneak-Peek Chicago Passes to ‘Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse’ on TBS

Chicago – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of the new romantic comedy series “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” on TBS!

HollywoodChicago.com winners will be treated to a sneak peak of the first episode of the new TV show along with complimentary appetizers! Also, stars Tasha Smith (“Why Did I Get Married?,” “Couples Retreat”) and Michael Jai White (“The Dark Knight,” HBO’s “Tyson”) will appear at the special event to preview clips from the show and interact with fans!

The new TV show, which is based on Perry’s hit movie franchise “Why Did I Get Married?,” premieres publicly on TBS on Nov. 25, 2011 with back-to-back episodes at 8 and 8:30 p.m. Cst. The show stars Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Cocoa Brown, Teka Brandon, Kent Faulcon, Kiki Haynes,
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‘Castle,’ Season 4, Episode 4, ‘Kick the Ballistics’: TV Recap

‘Castle,’ Season 4, Episode 4, ‘Kick the Ballistics’: TV Recap
ABC Scene from “Castle.”

Beckett and Castle investigate the murder of a college student named Jane who is found shot and buried in cement.

“Execution style shooting, covered in cement. Can you say mob hit? I’m looking at concrete evidence right here,” says Castle.

But less concrete is what’s happening or rather not happening between Beckett and Castle.

On the way to the scene Beckett expresses she is having some pain from her scars from the shooting. But
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HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg Throws in the Towel

HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg may have lost pay-per-view boxing stud Manny Pacquaio to rival Showtime for a May fight against Shane Mosley, but that has nothing to do with why he's leaving the premium network after 33 years, he told the New York Times. "I lived through [Julio Cesar] Chavez and [Mike] Tyson," he said, shouting down a chorus suggesting he was fired. Greenburg did admit to being burned out by the difficulty in dealing with boxing promoters, however. HBO has yet to name a replacement, but co-president Richard Plepler and programming
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Holt McCallany fought for his role in FX’s ‘Light’s Out’ - See Poll & Video (IrishCentral)

Read more: Holt McCallany to play Irish-American heavyweight boxing champ on FX Having played the role of legendary trainer Teddy Atlas in the 1995 TV movie, “TysonHolt McCallany has been fighting to get back in the ring. This Tuesday, on FX, his dream will come true as he steps in the right playing burn-out boxer Patrick “Lights” Leary on “Lights Out”. His character, Leary, is an aging former heavyweight Irish American boxer who is struggling to come to terms with his life after his career. His financial difficulties mean he is toying with a life in the ring or working as a debt collector. His Irish-born father, Michael McAloney won a Tony Award for his production of Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy on Broadway. McCallany had a wealth of experience as a boxer. In his youth he boxed with his brother a Golden Gloves champion boxer. Then in 1995 he stared
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