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The Only Cereal You'll Call Number One

Daily servings of this cereal will, much like the cereal's namesake, Jonathan Frakes, mysteriously cause a kick-ass beard to grow on your face sometime around the second season.

With the addition of some milk and strawberries, you'll be one smooth son-of-a-gun with an innate desire to nail your ship's counselor.

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Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Pilot Greenlit By ABC

It appears that Marvel's all-encompassing movie universe centered around The Avengers is about to expand to the realm of the small screen. Not only that, but it seems that it will involve the film's director, Joss Whedon.

According to Deadline, ABC has greenlit a pilot for a live-action TV series centered on Nick Fury's secret government defense agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Which is a lot easier than saying, "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.")

The pilot, which is set to start production immediately, will be co-written by Joss Whedon along with brother, Jed Whedon (Dollhouse, Spartacus: Vengeance), and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.)

How will the Marvel's grand movieverse transition to television?

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Periodic Table Of Batman

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Posted August 29, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Periodic Table Of Batman

It's not a hard task to break down the essence of justice itself into its chemical elements.

Essentially, it's a lot of sodium and a critical dash of "pissed-off because of dead parents." When put together, it spells trouble for all criminal scum, and possibly for Magnesium, which just happened to be in its way.

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Darth Vader Attacked By A Dog

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Posted August 29, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

"Okay, that's all I can stand. I may just be a dog, but even I know bulls**t when I see it.

First, you come out with an incomplete costume, then you whip out a screen-inaccurate green lightsaber, and then you embarrass yourself further by handling it like a total doofus! 

You're supposed to be Darth Vader, not the illegitimate son of Jar-Jar Binks and some goth kid."

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Ballet Kitty

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Posted August 29, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Inspired by the movie, Billy Elliot, this cat would dare to follow his passion of becoming a ballet dancer despite the plethora of social obstacles he'd have to face.

One day, the mockery he's receiving from other cats who think dancing would be a distraction from chasing random objects and being selfish will seem like a distant memory.

Tonight On AOTS; Sleepwalk With Me's Mike Birbiglia & Apple's Secret Training Manual

On tonight's Attack of the Show, Michael Ian Black and Sara Underwood sit down with comedian/author Mike Birbiglia about his new film, Sleepwalk With Me while we take a look at Apple's secret training manual for employees with Gizmodo's Sam Biddle on The Loop. DVDuesday returns with Chris Gore's review of Battleship on Blu-Ray and more! Tune in tonight 7/6c.

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With the DVD/Blu-ray release of The Avengers coming ever so close on September 25, Marvel has officially released the film's alternate opening, which will be included on the home releases along with other deleted material.

In the scene, we jump to after the events of the film where Cobie Smulders' S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill is in a debriefing with her superiors over the Earth-shattering invasion by angry aliens; the culmination of a series of events started by Nick Fury's attempt to harness the power of the glowing cosmic relic, the Tesseract.

It would have been an interesting way to begin the film, essentially foreshadowing the level of carnage that would be ahead. However, it's a bit too slow in tone to start a mega-movie like The Avengers.

Fascinating stuff, nonetheless.

Batman's BatYaris Is Here!

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Posted August 28, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Batman's BatYaris Is Here!

The loss of his tumblers was obviously a huge blow to Batman. 

While he was forced to downgrade a bit for the new Batmobile, he would start to embrace the narrative that replacing the Batmobile with an economical hybrid hatchback was just his way of going green.

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Star Wars 3D Prequels Get Schedule Change

It appears that the six-year plan to release the newly-3D-rendered Star Wars sextet one film per year has changed. -- At least when it comes to prequels, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It has been announced that the latter two prequels will be released on September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013 respectively.

While this past February's re-release of the often-maligned first prequel entry, The Phantom Menace turned-in a respectable $533.8 million worldwide gross, it was hardly the lucrative, swag-selling pop-culture tsunami that some at Lucasfilm may have been anticipating.

The two follow-ups will now be relegated to quick back-to-back releases next Fall before theaters prepare for the main event in these 3D re-releases: The original trilogy, beginning with the 1977 film that started it all known as A New Hope. (Perhaps in 2014 if the schedule remains on track.)

Do you think this is evidence pointing to where the prequels stand to audiences? Or, is it an indicator that the younger crowds who actually prefer those films are more content to watch them at home in two dimensions?

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The Expendables 2 was yet another fun-filled violent love letter to the glory days of unapologetically-un-PC 80's action romps. However, high definition and some modern filmmaking techniques may have left it a little too "pretty" for some.

Well, thanks to this edited trailer, the film now has the unmistakable essence of an old-school VHS trailer that precedes an FBI warning which, unlike with a DVD/Blu-ray, we actually had the ability to fast-forward through.

Sit back and watch this trailer that will leave you wondering if you need to rewind it before taking it back to the video store.

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