T-Shirts to Benefit Children’s Charities

The news follows the successful online charity auction last month, through the SAG Foundation, of the wedding rings worn in The Kids Are All Right by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in their film roles as a married couple. To raise additional monies for charity all five principal actors from the film have autographed one T-shirt apiece donated by the production; Ms. Bening, Ms. Moore, Mr. Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson all wore the respective T-shirts in-character in the movie. The five items will be posted as separate auctions, and not as a lot. Details on the T-shirts, many of which are prominent in memorable scenes from the movie, are as follows:

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The Illusionist, Charming and Magical

Just nominated for an Academy Award The Illusionist rounds out the candidates for Best-Animated feature.  I like the film for it’s old style flat animation and the storyline.  If you saw The Triplets of Belleville, another Oscar nominated feature several years ago, then you will get the same feel with this film.   Is it the Best-Animated film for 2010? Not if you like the modern CGI animation laden leaders that feature 3D with all the eye popping special effects. Read more

Blue Valentine, an Arrow in the Heart

Tense, convincing and hypnotic are the three words that come to mind when describing Blue Valentine.  The story is one that most everyone knows or has lived through but it’s the presentation, performances and cinematography that make it intriguing, involving and sometimes disturbing. Women will probably like the film more than most men, but Blue Valentine still makes a good date movie, just maybe not on Valentines Day. Read more

Another Year, Magnetic Performances

The film Another Year rolls out like a theatrical play or good book that’s a swift page-turner.  From the opening character introductions throughout writer/director Mike Leigh’s ‘seasons’, we are treated to blossoming relationships, seeds of life, uncertainty, and a dieing effort.  Amazing acting, direction and fascinating storyline make Another Year a great choice for the mature adult. Read more

Devil May Cry 4 Refrain has Mobile Unleash

Devil May Cry 4 refrain was released onto the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms today. The game immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with evil. As Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful “Devil Bringer” arm.

Brilliant visuals and intricate details come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with explosive fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.

Like the console games Devil May Cry 4 refrain features a deep combo systems and customization options. After defeating enemies, players can collect red orbs which they can then use to enhance their character. The game includes ten epic levels and eight boss fights. Additional features include retina display graphics and Game Center achievements.

Devil May Cry 4 refrain is available on the Apple App Store for a limited-time launch price of $1.99. Which means, you might want to get it before the price sky rockets.

In Plain Sight Still in View

In Plain Site debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and was the #1 cable drama Wednesdays in 2010. Fans will be happy to know the show has been renewed for another season, and will be back this coming May.

Yes — Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) will grace our screens once again with her smart mouth and her copious ball busting. Of course it wouldn’t be half as entertaining without her abused sidekick Marshall (Fred Weller).

In the upcoming season, Marshall (Weller) will have a new love interest (Rachel Boston); Brandi (Nicole Hiltz) gets engaged to Peter (Josh Malina), and Mary reluctantly helps plan the wedding. Read more

New Batman: Arkham City Shots

Batman Arkham CityThere are some sweet caps from the upcoming Batman: Arkham City that were released today.

The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and the PlayStation3 in Fall 2011.

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