Extras! Captains get together, Dark Knight Rises gets an official time, Jennifer Aniston is proud to be a dirtbag and why was Batman crying at the MTV Movie Awards? Plus much more!

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 The Stargate, a piece of amazing alien technology that can dial into one of thousands of gates, spread across the vast reaches of the universe. The potential for it to change the world is immense.

Also, it makes for a pretty damn good cake.

The AMC chain of theatres in the USA will be hosting a Dark Knight marathon leading up to the JUly 20 midnight release of The Dark Knight Rises. No, I am not just mentioning this to rub salt some third world country salt in our wounds, but rather because with the announcement they revealed TDKR‘s running time as 2 hours 45 minutes.. I’ll be honest, with the stories of the original cut being 4 hours, I was expecting a +3 hour final cut.

This weekend past the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con boldly went where no gathering of geeks has gone before, as they managed to get all 5 Star Trek Captains (before the JJ Abrams reboot in 2009) together on stage for the very first time.

And for those non-Trekkies among you, from left to right that’s William Shatner (Star Trek:: The Original Series), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The New Generation), Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) and Scott Bakula ( Enterprise).

Elizabeth Berkley will not be going hungry as she attends the MTV Movie awards in support of The Hunger Games (in which she co-stars as Effie Trinket) which has been nominated 8 times, as she revealed to WENN:

“I’m gonna make cookie dough and sneak it into the MTV Movie Awards tonight. Go Hunger Games!”

Jennifer Aniston was among the winners at this past weekend’s MTV Movie Awards. And while her Friends days may have made into America’s sweetheart, it was for a not so wholesome role that got recognized. She picked up the “On-screen Dirtbag” award for her turn as one of the titular Horrible Bosses as Charlie Day’s Dentist superior with personal boundary issues.

“I would like to say thank you to the television show ‘Friends’ for letting me unleash my inner-sweetheart, and here’s to (‘Horrible Bosses’ director) Seth Gordon for letting me be a dirtbag.”

It’s a good day to Die Hard and look stunning at the same time indeed, as the fifth film has one bright moment for John Mclane, as Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Anne Vyalitsyna has joined the cast.

This will be her first role, so expect her to stand around looking attractive. Ah, the life of a law enforcer, has its perks some days.

All the pieces are slowly falling into place for the upcoming Anchorman sequel. The mystery piece that has been missing however, is whether Christina Applegates Veronica Corningstone would return.

Thankfully, Applegate will make an appearance, as she confirmed that her character and her Sex Panther cologne aversion would be back.

While George Lucas is presently getting ready to make small films in his basement, and then constantly tweak and re-release them for many years to some, his money-making company Lucasfilm is set to receive some new blood.

Kathleen Kennedy has been named Co-Chair over at Lucas film, a position that will see her run the company on a day to day basis, while Lucas himself will remain CEO and head honcho.

 Astronauts may get to fly the collest jets, and probably pick up all kinds of lunar groupies, but the one thing that they miss out on, besides non-tube based food, are the latest movies.

Well, they’re in for a bit of excellent viewing, as Disney and Marvel will soon be transmitting a live feed of The Avengers up to the International Space Station.

 Speaking of Bruce Willis, he’s also going to be appearing in a time travel paradox film once again (DAMN THOSE MONKEYS), alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt, in Looper.

And looking at the latest poster, it seems pretty clear that there be gold at the end of that wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey space tunnel!

 Damon “Not spilling the beans on who Benedict Cumbermatch really is in Star Trek 2” Lindlelof was recently quizzed on which superhero he’d love to bring the big screen, given the chance. This was his cryptic response:

Well there’s a huge part of me that wold somehow like to be involved in a Batman movie, but now that I’ve seen what Christopher Nolan has done with it I just don’t think that anyone is ever going to do better.

Sooner or later someone may have the audacity to do so, but It’s not going to be me! I think I would rather do a character that not many people knew, and maybe saw as lame and couldn’t carry their own movie.

One character I’ve always loved is Iron Fist, and Matt Fractions incredible run with him a couple of years back. I always thought that would make a really cool movie. But I am hard pushed to think of me doing anything better than The Avengers which I just thought was phenomenal.

Iron Fist is indeed an awesome, untapped character, but considering his pulpy Kung Fu roots, I’d rather let someone else handle him. Perhaps Tony Jaa and friends?

The Expendables 2 is almost here, and with it, a much needed paycheck and boost to the public memory for the muscles from Brussels, Jean Claude Van Damme.

But what the hell happened to the man with a panic button on his forehead? Well, take a look at this chart, and you’ll understand why he’s been more elusive than the killing spree deleted scenes from It’s a wonderful life.

 Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Shuperman ya shober morons! Yep, it’s a Superman pint glass, complete with a little cape to prove it.

And over there in the shadows, is the beer that we deserve, but not the one that we need right now.

If you had watched the MTV movie awards, then you may have noticed that while the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises may have left you all excited, it left one person on stage in tears: None other than Batman himself, Christian Bale. So what was causing the Caped Crusader to shed some emotion? Bat underwear too tight? Accidentally discharge a gas pellet from his utility belt?

Nope, turns out that Mr Bale was just missing a friend: A restrospective montage was shown of the previous two films were shown including scenes of the late Heath Ledger, whose performance in the film has immortalized him in pop culture.

“It’s great to remember Heath,” Bale said, his voice quivering with emotion.

Awwwwwww….

“Ilona is a nine-year-old girl who lives in the wilderness with her mother and father. Food is running low, and when a mysterious fox starts killing their livestock, she has no choice but to track down the strange creature in order to ensure the survival of her family.” Thus reads the synopsis on the haunting and visually striking The Girl and The Fox, a multi-award winning animated short film directed by Tyler J. Kupferer. It will only take 5:30 of your time, but it’ll totally be worth it.

Last Updated: June 4, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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