Tuesday, May 24, 2011


You already know that due to Andy Whitfield's reoccurring cancer, Starz has found his replacement for SPARTACUS in Liam McIntyre, and after showing us the prequel GODS
this winter describing the origins of the famous ludus, they are now ready to shoot the second season which will be aired in January 2012 and will probably be named SPARTA CUS VENGE ANCE . According to rumors, the 2nd season of the popular epic show will bring many surprises. Spartacus will now put his feelings aside and he will start fighting for the greater good by leading the slave rebellion. Our favourite Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless will come back again and it will turn out that she was just badly wounded in the season finale's slaughter but not killed. And she will, off course, be very very angry :) Her husband Batiatus will not return, but Crixus,
Ashur and Doctore will. We shall also watch amazing Craig Parker as legatus Glaber again since he will be chasing Spartacus and  the escaped slaves. The new season will be more massive and epic since it will have wider scope and more locations as the slaves roam the countryside killing Romans.

SHORT HEADLINES *According to "The Hollywood Reporter" Vin Diesel will star in THE MACHINE,  playing a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world’s first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, the Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring
him. *June 3rd will bring us the premiere of X-MEN FIRST CLASS which will give us a retro description of the origins of Professor X (James McAvoy) and his nemesis Magneto (Michael Fassbander) so I thought I might indulge my boys with the ladies from the film - Zoe Kravitz and January Jones who plays the White Queen.

Since it's a boring start of the week, the only new trailer I can offer you today is the first one for THE MUPPETS which are coming
back in a new adventure this November. Joining Miss Piggy and Kermit are Amy Adams and Jason Segal who will help Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, to stop an oilman who wants to destroy Muppets theater and drill oil under it. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, must help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fonzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.


  1. I've always loved the Muppets.

  2. Animal and Piggy especially :)

  3. Spartacus is my guilty pleasure. Loved loved loved Lucy Lawless in the first season. And Andy Whitfield too. It will be strange to see him replaced, but it will probably be fine. The storylines get so crazy on that show there isn't time to pay attention to anything else.

  4. Yeah!! Muppet movie. I can't wait for Thanksgiving.

  5. @Luanne
    SPARTACUS was really great so far, and as you said the show has amazing writing and twists, amazing sets and stunning actors, and Lucy is number one :) Glaber's wife is returning as well, and you remember that she was the one who locked the doors and left them all die in the bloodbath, so it will be interesting to follow Lucretia's revenge :)

    ah, Mary likes Muppets :)

  6. The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Christmas movies ever! I hope this one won't be too silly.

  7. The Machine sounds like another version of Terminator! but i'm eager to see how good is Vin Diesel in it since we already had Arnold showing us how it should be done. :p

  8. I love Animal, lol
    Machine does like Terminator; we could use an Arnold distraction...augh~

    I might have to check out Spartacus, sounds good. Time to play catch up is now~ ;-D

  9. omg!!! I LOVE that Muppets trailer! "can't believe we had that in the budget" *snort*

    W/AA's history in these kinds of films, I bet it's super cute. Thanks, Dezzy~ :o)

  10. Hmm, I'm thinking of watching Machine when it comes out, and of course X-men First Class. And also the Muppets because it's a must.

  11. Animal rules The Muppets! Miss Piggy is cool, too. God, I remember going to see The Great Muppet Caper at the movies when I was like 10.

    Lucy Lawless looks exquisite and I can't wait to see what they're doing for Spartacus. Liam MacIntyre and Craig Parker are certainly hot stuff.

  12. Somehow i figured Spartacus would be too violent for you Dezy. ANyways, i agree that the show is really good. I didn't think much of it at first, but it just got better and better as it went along. I also think the blond chick was really good on the show

    I still feel bad for Andy though

    Also, January Jones looks hot in that poster.

  13. Gotta love the Mupeets for being plain old silly :P I'm so excited for X Men: First Class. I can't wait!

  14. The Muppets should be an interesting one. It's nothing I'd ever go to the theaters for, but I'll check it out when it hits DVD. The voiceover work on that trailer is priceless. His reaction to everything when stuff starts changing gears was my favorite part of it all.

    X-Men is a weird one for me. I enjoyed the first three (yes, all of them despite what others said). So, initially I was excited about this one just because it was another X-Men movie. Then they showed a couple of things and revealed stuff and my anticipation just plummeted to be virtually non-existent. Slowly they've built it back up, though, a tad bit, but nowhere near where it was and nothing that has me truly excited to see it until it hits DVD. However, with a few sites having posted "First Impressions" over the last couple of days that are pretty positive, I'm a bit relieved and a tad more interested.

  15. You gotta love those Muppets!

    Spartacus was gloriously over the top and I'm looking forward to see what happens with this next series.

  16. Looking forward to Spartacus (romans, violence and good nudity) and the X-men

  17. I LOVED the muppets when I was a kid (I have the 'dah-dah-dah-dah dah dah daah in my head now). But when I tried to introduce my kids to them they were all 'eh'. Heartbreaking. Miss Piggy should come and 'Hiiiiyah!' them. Hopefully the new flick will win them over.
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  18. THE MUPPETS looks cute, and I'm sure my husband will like it, but I am in shock that that's Lucy Lawless up there! I didn't recognize her at all! And I want that outfit.

  19. Once again sir you hurt me and delight me all at the same time. Sometimes it's best to hear bad news from a friend.

    I speak of the terrible poster they released for the upcoming muppet movie. It is an abomination. I agree with what Bill Maher said on his show last week. Muppets DO NOT HAVE FEET. They never had feet they never will have feet. What was so wrong with the way these 'puppets' moved in the past that needed to be 'corrected'? They are not cute with legs. They are creepy and scarey. Especially Fozie. I could take Kermit riding a bicycle in the first Muppet Movie but that is the limit of my patience for this disrespect for Jim Henson as an 'artist'. The muppets were so great because they were the perfect combination of character and human working together. They were a magical illusion that is totally destroyed when you turn them into computer effects. They are better than that. The Muppets I know have souls. Whatever those THINGS on that poster are I know they are as empty inside as both Olsen Twins.

  20. @Kristin
    but we love Muppets when they are silly :)

    I think this one will be more of a family movie, than a violent action like TERMINATOR :)

    Animal is such a sweetheart :) Who could resist him? You must check out SPARTACUS it's hot and spicy :)

    glad you liked the trailer :))

  21. Great Xmen images, Dez. And who doesn't like the Muppets? Kermit is so classy and Animal is awesome. And Miss Piggy's karate chop? Best action move ever :)

  22. @HiFi
    yep, Muppets rule, and Vin is a ruler of his own as well :)

    Animal is my absolute favourite beside Piggy :) And Craig Parker is my favourite Kiwi actor beside KArl Urban, I totally adore both of them. Lucy is amazing in SPARTACUS, even better than in XENA!

    it's not easy to explain, but in SPARTACUS violence is very graphic, but it is kinda part of the whole setting, it has its purpose and meaning, and it serves the story, the show about a ludus wouldn't be as good if it had less vivid action scenes and bloodshed all around. That's why I feel such scenes are justified in this particular show, even though I don't support nor like violence and gorefest in most films. And I love historical shows, so that's another reason why I love this one, and plus it's made in Australia and I adore everything that comes from Down Under :)

  23. @Jamie
    plain old silly is the best expression to describe them!

    I share your opinion about X-MEN FIRST CLASS. I also kinda lost interest, partly because of the overly aggressive marketing campaign in which they were giving us new (usually bad) pics from the film every day and tones of trailers and videos. And partly because I just don't like the 60's and the 70's and anything that is retro. I will watch it only because I adore McAvoy and Fassbender and some of the young actors in the cast

    glad you like SPARTACUS, Michael :)

  24. @Lurk
    he he nudity is one of my favourite parts in SPARTACUS :) I love that is extremely explicit with boobs and penises flashing all around, but at the same time it's not at all tasteless or disgusting, it serves its purpose and makes the show beautiful.

    ah, Miss Piggy is unbeatable and she does not accept rejection, so I'm sure she will know how to deal with your kids :))

    ah, yes, Lucy wears quite a lot of stunning gowns in the show and she also changes wigs all the time so in some episodes she's a brunette and in some a blond or ginger :) You would enjoy that part of the show greatly :)

  25. @Kal
    what? You mean you don't like Miss Piggy's cute little toes or hoves, don't know which one exactly, in designer high heels???? :) I love her, but I don't like Kermits legs either on the poster :)

    glad you like the X-WOMEN :)

  26. muppets had me at jason segal! <3 :)

  27. X-Men First Class has always been the superhero movie I was most looking forward to this summer. The early buzz is exciting.

  28. well, looking forward is almost finished, the premiere is just around the corner :)

  29. I love the Muppets and the trailer is so funny! Also love Toni. I've loved her from the movie she did about ABBA

  30. the ABBA film was MURRIEL'S WEDDING which I mention in the post. Amazing film with amazing performances and music off course :)