Friday, April 9, 2010

The Tale of the Lost Toys

I love when trailers play with genre stereotypes and switch things up!

Also, if you're a college student (or a recent grad who still passes for a college student and you can dig up your old university ID card), you have the chance to see most of the film early. Pixar is organizing Cliffhanger Screenings. You can watch the first 65 minutes of the film, for free! I guess it'll be good to build buzz and get people talking about the movie, but I have no interest in seeing Toy Story 3 at one of these "cliffhanger" screenings only to have to sit through the first 65 minutes again when I have to scrounge up the $15 to see it in 3D when it comes out. But hey, it's your prerogative.

Linkulous: PAs Need Pay, Iron Man 2, Foursquare, and more

The Hollywood Reporter Commentary: Production Assistants Need Pay - all my film school friends should read this.

What Was The Last Movie You Saw Without Knowing Anything About It? 

Can Iron Man 2 Beat The Dark Knight?

How to Write a Nicholas Sparks Movie

Fourscared and Fourscammed - and this is why I don't do location based social networking, even though I see it's potential for businesses and am a huge fan of social media/networks.

Kid Racks Up $1400 Debt in FarmVille

With 3-D, Theaters are the New Sports Bars 

Ninjas Taking Over LinkedIN 

TV's Gay Teens Are Having a Moment 

Why Animated Films Look Better in 3D 

New Show: Happy Town Sneak Peak

ABC's newest show "Happy Town" is looking to be the network's next big hit. Here's what has to say about the show:

Haplin, Minnesota, "Happy Town," has enjoyed an uneasy peace for five years, but all that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, the small town now faces a dark new crime that brings all its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive "Magic Man" - who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions -- returned to claim another victim? As Haplin's mysteries are revealed, many of its prominent citizens' motives come under scrutiny as their own secrets and personalities are peeled back one layer at a time. Click here to read more.
Starring Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) and created by Josh Appelbaum (Alias), I think this show could be great. The seemingly perfect town with dark secrets always intrigues me. It also seems to be a theme that ABC is really into at the moment, with The Gates debuting this summer.

Watch the first 14 minutes of the premiere and let me know what you guys think. Will you be tuning in?

Happy Town premieres on ABC Wednesday April 28, at 10pm EST/PST.