CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical


- A new image has been released of Tomar-Re, a popular member of the Green Lantern Corps., as featured in the upcoming 'Green Lantern' movie, due out in June. Tomar-Re is sort of like a mentor to Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), teaching him the way of the Green Lantern.

- The Wrap has confirmed via a source who saw an early cut of 'Thor' that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye makes a cameo at some point, though it is not known where, when or how. Since Marvel doesn't tack on the after-credits sequence till right before release, we expect Hawkeye to play into the main storyline.

- Though 'Death Race 2' is going straight to video, that's not stopping Universal from speeding up the delivery of a 'Death Race 3', according to Moviehole. The third installment is currently in development, and, like its predecessor, will probably also go straight to video.

- Oliver Stone's 'Pinkville' was killed during the writer's strike, but now it looks to be gaining some more steam as Stone mentions on the 'Wall Street 2' commentary track that he's thinking of reviving the movie -- which will document the events before and after the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, in which members of the U.S. Army murdered upwards of 500 South Vietnamese citizens -- with Shia LaBeouf in the role that was originally set to go to Channing Tatum.

-- Kevin Smith has released another character poster for his upcoming horror flick 'Red State', this time featuring Melissa Leo's character, Sarah. As he's done with previous posters, Smith auctioned off the rights to premiere it with proceeds going to support Eliza Dushku's 30th birthday wish to raise $30,000 in order to build a recovery center for child soldiers in Gulu, Uganda. With a bid of $1,000, a site named Ma's Meatloaf won this round. Check out the poster to the right, and a larger version over at Ma's Meatloaf.

- In another strange turn of events, Lydia Hearst -- the Hearst heiress who was reportedly supposed to be playing a Lindsay Lohan-like character in an upcoming indie called 'Dogs in Pocketbooks' -- has tweeted (in so many words) that she's not signed on to any such movie, saying, "As for any theatrical roles I am currently filming Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. My next project is Catwalk by Tony Hickox," she said in another tweet. Thank you all for your messages of encouragement during my transition into acting. I truly love and appreciate it. At this time I am not officially signed onto any other projects. Thank you."

- Rupert Everett decided to randomly trash Jennifer Aniston's successful on-screen career in a recent interview with BBC. He notes, "If you look and analyze the careers of many, many stars, you'll find that they're mostly sustained by the business," he said. "I'm not going to start naming names of people whose films have not succeeded at the box office, but you'll find there's lots of women and lots of men in the business that the powers that be decide are right for their business, and they'll stand with them for quite a long time. OK, something will go wrong, like Jennifer Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she's still a member of that club, and she will still manage to...like a star forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless romcom, you know, a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula."

- Grant McCune, the Oscar-winning special effects artist behind 'Star Wars', passed away at the age of 67 due to pancreatic cancer. McCune won an Oscar for his model work on the original 'Star Wars', and was nominated for an Oscar for work on 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'. Other popular films he worked on include 'Die Hard', 'Never Say Never Again', 'Space Balls' and 'Caddyshack'. Below you'll find a reel that highlights some of his work.