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    Conan's "Flaming C" Mock Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con (Video)

    Now this is a superhero. Conan O'Brien gave us his alter ego "The Flaming C' months ago, a defender of the weak who can be fearless because he wears a powerful oven mit. At Comic-Con, Conan showed up at the panel for the animated Green Lantern television series to premiere his trailer for a non-existent movie version. Even in this short clip, The Flaming C has more personality than Captain America: The First Avenger.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Singer Amy Winehouse DEAD at age 27

    Today brought tragic news. Talented singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse was found dead this morning in a London flat. According to TMZ, the authorities have yet to determine the cause of death.

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  • The Playlist
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    Terrific Lizard Footage Revealed In 3D During 'Amazing Spider-Man' At Comic-Con '11

    Andrew Garfield Says: "We’re Approaching 'Spider-Man' Like It’s Shakespeare, Or A Greek Myth"The cast of "Total Recall" were ushered off the stage while a massive title card for "The Amazing Spider-Man" was emblazoned on the screen behind them. Before Garman introduced anyone, he showed the film’s theatrical trailer, which hit the Internet just a few days ago, but was admittedly much more impressive on the big screen and in 3D. Apparently, it even knocked out star Andrew Garfield because he appeared in front of the microphone where attendees ask their questions – in a homemade Spider-Man suit, no less – and read an impassioned letter he wrote about how important the character was to him and his life, not to mention how the excitement of premiering footage at Comic-Con. “You have no idea how much this means to me,” he said, gushing. “Here I am as a fan.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Comic-Con '11: Colin Farrell Welcomed The Opportunity To Take On Tentpole 'Total Recall'

    Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale & Bryan Cranston Talk Remaking A Wacko Sci-Fi ClassicAfter "30 Minutes or Less" at yesterday's Columbia panel at Comic-Con 2011, "Total Recall" stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston and director Len Wiseman took the stage to show footage and field questions from the audience. “We’re halfway through shooting so we don’t have enough to put together a trailer, but I know not seeing something is a big bummer. So it’s the first sequence we shot; it’s a scene, it’s very rough, and it’s cut together with a lot of pre-vis.” Although he was certainly correct that the footage was incomplete, it clearly echoed the early sequence from the 1990 film where Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Doug Quaid, visited Rekall in order to have a memory implanted, only to awaken to an entirely different reality.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con: Relativity's The Raven: Cusack on Psychology of Godfather of Goth Edgar Allen Poe

    The Raven trailer, which premiered at Friday's Relativity panel, looks very commercial, very Sherlock Holmes, but with less humor and more of the gothic gore that goes with Edgar Allen Poe. The Hall H panel featured director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), John Cusack (who plays Poe), Luke Evans (Inspector Emmit Fields) and Poe's romantic interest, Emily (Alice Eve). McTeigue compared the film's tone to Misery and Se7en; Cusack called Poe "the Godfather of Goth." Cusack also noted that he "saw some of Hunter S. Thompson in Poe..the unflinching ability to delve into the abyss."

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: '30 Minutes’ Star Aziz Ansari Talks Plans For 'Spacemen’ & ‘Olympic Sized Asshole'

    Ansari Hopes To Shoot Judd Apatow-Produced/Mandate Projects During His Next 'Parks And Recreation' HiatusYesterday, The Playlist spoke exclusively with Aziz Ansari, whose comedy “30 Minutes or Less” opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride, hits screens August 12th. In the film, Ansari plays the best friend of Eisenberg, who is in a bit of a predicament: he has a bomb strapped to his chest and unless he robs a bank for some would-be thugs, they'll detonate it. It's the first major leading role for 28-year-old Ansari who has previously been seen in smaller parts in "The Rocker," "I Love You Man," "Observe and Report" and of course, as Randy in "Funny People." His career is certainly on an upward trajectory and in addition to a role in the hit TV show “Parks and Recreation,” he's got some more feature film roles in the cooker.

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  • The Playlist
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    Comic-Con '11: Vampires --The Biting Kind -- Are Back With 'Fright Night' & 'Underworld: Awakening'

    Though "Breaking Dawn" has captured the hearts of teens and their moms, the brutal, blood-sucking, non-sparkly vampire remains immortal. After Thursday's "Twilight" lovefest, Comic-Con's Hall H was taken over by two vehicles for the meaner brand of the undead with "Fright Night" and "Underworld: Awakening" on Friday. "Fright Night" reimagines the '80s classic, this time casting Colin Farrell as the not-so-neighborly vamp Jerry and Anton Yelchin as the threatened boy next door. Meanwhile, "Underworld: Awakening" revives Kate Beckinsale's role in the franchise as her Selene comes out of a coma after more than a decade.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: David Tennant Teaches Anton Yelchin How To Kill A Vampire In New 'Fright Night' Clip

    While most of us at the Playlist have been pleasantly surprised by what we've seen so far in Craig Gillespie's "Fright Night" remake, a small contingent still remains unimpressed, not quite charmed by Colin Farrell's hearty chomp into the villain role or the balance between horror and comedy Gillespie is going for. But for those who have enjoyed what they've seen so far, this latest clip from the film will certainly keep those expectations high.

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  • The Playlist
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    Comic-Con '11: 'Ghost Rider 2' Boasts It Will "Fuck Up Your Shit" Come February 2012

    'Spirit Of Vengeance' Co-Star Idris Elba Says He Would Love To Play 'Power Man' Character Luke CageBookended by a title card that read “fucking your shit up in 3D February 2012,” the "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" footage showcased co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's particularly physical style of filmmaking. Both filmmakers ran cameras simultaneously in certain shots, Taylor held on to moving motorcycles wearing only rollerblades as he filmed the action, and the two of them generally disregarded their personal safety as they shot some fairly epic action sequences. When asked whether they’ve ever been hurt, Neveldine knocked on the table and said, “Nope – and we would never ask stunt men or actors to do anything we wouldn’t do.” They added that they always try to include any shots where stunt men injure themselves, as a tribute to their efforts: “You will see real bones breaking in this movie,” Taylor said.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con: DreamWorks' 3-D Fright Night, Vampires, Colin Farrell's Career & Underworld Awakening

    DreamWorks' Fright Night panel started off with more Twilight bashing as moderator Chris Gore called it the "badass blood-thirsty panel." True vampire fans aren't necessarily Twilight fans, it's clear. Underworld: Awakening screened footage (also in 3-D) before the Fright Night panel, with "Grandmother of Vampires" Kate Beckinsale (she gladly wears the title) talking about her "shiny bottom": no Twilight glitter. The moderator thanked her for appearing naked in the footage. And that's all we'll say about that franchise. Len Wiseman is also directing wife Beckinsale and Fright Night star Colin Farrell in Total Recall, along with Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Ethan Hawke and Bill Nighy.

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