Friday, December 10, 2010

Star Wars: The Clone Wars sneak peek event

Cartoon Network previews special three-part story of the series for Clone Wars fans

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Over a hundred fans filled the theater at Atlantic Station for a special advance screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Cartoon Network which airs the series showed fans three upcoming episodes in a story arc that introduce a new character - Savage Oppress to the show.

Clone Wars fans were greeted by members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars Imperial costuming organization. Wielding lightsabers and laser rifles, storm troopers, jedi and R2D2 greeted moviegoers and posed for photos. Attendees of the event were asked to bring unwrapped toys as a donation to the Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Over one hundred toys were collected.

The episodes that premiered during the event will begin airing on Cartoon Network starting Friday, January 7, 2011 in its new time slot at 8:30 p.m.

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The Clone Wars Preview Event

Hundreds of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans were at Regal Cinemas at Atlantic Station for an exclusive advanced sneak peek of a 3-part story of from the series.

By Edward Adams

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

First Look: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM

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On Tuesday, folks milling around Atlantic Station spied a shiny black monster of a car sporting kelly green headlights and a cache of weapons on his hood and between the front grill. A closer examination of the vehicle reveals the signature logo of the everyman hero of the '60s - The Green Hornet.

Unless you've been living in a (bat) cave, The Green Hornet, is the next hero film to hit the theaters. Based off the original series, The Green Hornet chronicles the crime-fighting adventures of a dashing newspaper publisher Britt Reit (Seth Rogen) as he dons his alter ego, the Green Hornet alongside his martial arts expert sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou). The dynamic duo uses wit, a wealth of resources and Kato's kick-butt fighting skills along with their custom muscle car: The Black Beauty to bring the bad guys to justice

The Black Beauty, a customized 1965 Chrysler Imperial sports an impressive arsenal of weapons including two 30-caliber machines guns mounted on the hood, a flame thrower and two shotguns with bean bags rounds in its grill and eight sidewinder missiles mounted within the front fender and four additional missiles mounted in the rear fender. In the production of the film the studio created 29 versions of the vehicle, to handle all high speed chases featured in the film.

The car visit is part of a nation-wide promotional tour from Columbia Pictures and Hardee's restaurants. The Green Hornet arrives in theaters on January 14, 2011.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Interview Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM

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It took a couple of weeks amidst the bustle of the holiday movie season but I've finally had a chance to see Faster, the new action-filled drama starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The title Faster, inspired more by the intensity of movement than the speed it implies is your average rough and tumble guy name Driver (Johnson) whose brother is gunned down in a double-cross during a heist. Years later, he sets out seeking retribution for his brother's murder by systematically eliminating all parties responsible for his death. As simple a plot as a vendetta film seems, Faster takes on a different hue as each of its pivotal characters adds heart and depth to each scene that blurs the line between the good and bad guys.

Set against Driver is a member of the group who felled his brother, Evangelist (Akinnuoye-Agbaje) who years later has taken the high road and found religion. The roles as nemesis gets jostled as Evangelist reaches out to minster Driver and lead him away from his vengeful path.

Agbaje's Evangelist is just another character on his impressive resume. Most recently known for his character Mr. Eko on the series Lost, he made people stand and take notice as the powerful, controlling Simon Adebesi on the HBO series Oz.

Recently Agbaje stopped through Atlanta to discuss Faster, his philosophy on the subject matter of the film and some of his previous and upcoming acting projects.

Faster is currently in wide release in area theaters.

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