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Jaimie Alexander Talks Thor on AOTS Tonight!

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Jaimie Alexander sits down with Kevin Pereira for the inside scoop on Thor where she plays Sif, the goddess of war. (That's like female version of Kratos, right?) Watch as she shares stories about being a comic book geek and her love for pizza. Adam Sessler also takes a Game Break to discuss the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta with its different levels and maps, while we check out the new Green Lantern trailer on The Feed! See you tonight!

Tags: Movies

NBC Universal & Julien's Auction Kick Off Partnership With Heroes & The Cape Memorabilia

NBC Universal and Julien's Auctions are partnering up to give fans a chance to own a prop and other memorabilia from their favorite television shows. Starting this weekend, the premiere auction house will serve as NBC Universal's official place where people can bid on live auctions for pieces that range from costumes, props, collectibles and other one-of-a-kind items from shows featured across the NBCU cable and broadcast networks.

If you're a fan of Heroes or The Cape, then it's time to get ready because the very first live auction kicks off this Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th in Beverly Hills. Some of the items up for grabs are:

  • Heroes Takezo Kensei's sword (estimated value $1,200-$1,500)
  • Heroes Various paintings (estimates range from $500 - $2,000)
  • Heroes Noah Bennet props (estimate $700-$1,000)
  • The Cape actual costume (estimate $2,000-$3,000)
  • The Cape Chess costume and chessboard (estimate $1,000 - $1,500)
  • The Cape comic books (estimate $200 -$300)

Interested buyers can either visit the live auction at Julien's in Los Angeles or check out their catalog and bid online at their website. This weekend's auction for The Cape and Heroes only marks the first of many sales to come, so I can't wait to see what will be available on the auction block next time. Perhaps the Twitter Wall? (I wish.)

Hope we've got you in the bidding mood because in the meantime, you can check out G4's ongoing Japan Relief Effort auctions featuring exclusive items and opportunities to help Japan recover from the earthquake and tsunami aftermath.

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Gilbert Gottfried Visits & Sony's Security Breach News on AOTS Tonight

Tonight 7PM on Attack of the Show, Gilbert Gottfried stops by to share his new book, Rubber Balls and Liquor, being famous for his controversial humor and life after Aflac. Kevin Pereira also tackles the latest security breach news from Sony Online Entertainment and PlayStation Network. Find out how Sony plans to compensate disgruntled customers on The Loop while Chris Gore reviews more films like Green Hornet and The Dilemma on DVDuesday. See you tonight!

Tags: Books, The Loop

What Happens When You Sell Your Old Textbooks

C'mon guys! In order for them to offer you anything decent, they need to have a buyer lined-up for your beaten-to-crap Calculus book that's laden with horribly-scribbled pictures of genitals and laughably wrong answers penned into the practice tests in the back. That takes time and resources.

That being said, the Old Man probably would have offered only $1.

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Captain America & Thor Sequels Already On Tap

It appears that this summer's comic book epics, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger are already confirmed for sequels.

In an upcoming interview with The Official Disney Fan Club (previewed via IGN,) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige laid the groundwork towards what the future holds for Marvel's movie properties after the 2012 team-up extravaganza, The Avengers. And if we are to buy what he's selling, it appears that "a new era and a new time in the history of our films" is just around the corner.

It's big talk, considering that the legendary hammer and shield have yet to hit theaters in the aforementioned solo films of the would-be Avengers team members. But, it does seem that Marvel's ambitious cinematic aspirations are going to remain in full effect for quite a long time, possibly expanding into films for Black Widow, Hawkeye, Dr. Strange, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, as well.

Check out what the studio bigwig had to say.

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Tags: Comics, Movies

The Crow Remake Casting Bradley Cooper? Wha?

The long-in-the-making remake of The Crow could soon have its potential star in Bradley Cooper. Yes, the same Bradley Cooper who's known from The Hangover, its upcoming sequel, and a vast array of bad romcoms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Relativity Media is moving forward quickly with the project, as recently-appointed director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intact) will tackle seminal film property that spawned far too many bad Halloween costumes. 

The specter of the legendary (and tragically prophetic) performance by Brandon Lee as the murdered rocker who is brought back to life to exact vengeance on his killers will undoubtedly haunt the analysis of everyone watching this new film.

What will Bradley Cooper bring to the table?

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The Hobbit: Gollum Andy Serkis Gets Behind The Camera

When Andy Serkis reprises his role of Gollum in the two parts of The Hobbit, it appears that his responsibilities on the set will be expanded. This time, he'll be referring to the camera as his "precious" when he serves as a second unit director under Peter Jackson.

While known primarily for his work in a motion capture suit in The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and the upcoming Rise of the Apes, Serkis is also taking the plunge in the director's chair on Freezing Time, a biopic of a turn-of-the-century era photographer and murderer. The actor/director's history with Peter Jackson on the Rings films has therefore created a sense of trust that he can properly present what he refers to as Jackson's "sensibility" and "work ethic."

However, as a newly-burgeoning director, Serkis admits that there will be a bit of a learning curve with not only this task on the ungodly huge production, but with the new aspect of 3D filming.

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Javier Bardem To Be Locked And Loaded For The Dark Tower

Rumors that recently pinned Javier Bardem for the coveted role of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the upcoming live-action version of The Dark Tower are no longer just rumors. -- The job will soon be his.

The role will require Bardem to provide a grizzled Clint Eastwood-esque demeanor amidst a bleak feudal world that has been described as a "Western Lord of the Rings."

Just as the rumors from earlier in the year suggested, the adaptation of Stephen King's stylistic 7-novel post-apocalyptic neo-western series will consist of three feature films directed by Ron Howard and a limited-run television series which will run between each of the films. (Howard will also direct the first of the TV runs.) It will be an unprecedented release strategy which will showcase the horror master's deep and rich universe, which has also expanded over the years into tie-in novels and comic books.

Will such an ambitious release strategy work?

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The Hobbit Casts Flight Of The Conchords Star

The Hobbit cast continues to grow, as Bret McKenzie, also known as one half of the comedic music duo Flight of the Conchords, has been cast in the film. His role will be an Elf in Rivendell named Lindir, who in the novel, had an affinity for main character Bilbo Baggins' musical talents.

Oddly enough, the New Zealander actually appeared in The Fellowship of the Rings as an extra, whose character over the years has been given the name "Figwit" by Internet fans. However, McKenzie's role as Lindir, while still not prominent, will likely be larger this time around. The fact that he's now somewhat of an established commodity (his Conchords partner Jemaine Clement is cast in Men in Black III) and was put in this relatively minor role in the book, is probably a testament to the detail that director Peter Jackson plans to explore as he brings his vision back to Middle Earth. (But then again, this film will be "who's who" role call of Kiwi actors.)

With Jackson now firmly entrenched in New Zealand shooting the two-part 3D epic set for late 2012 and 2013 respectively, the momentum for the films still seem surreal after the years of setbacks and behind-the-scenes drama.

Check below for bonus Lord of the Rings-inspired goodness from McKenzie's music duo.

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Tags: Movies, Music

Borders Books Hates Amazon

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Posted April 5, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Borders Books Hates Amazon

The sight of a mega bookstore getting ready to permanently close its doors is commonplace these days. However, this particular Borders is under no delusion as to why it's in this predicament.

That's what you get, folks! Is Amazon going to provide a place where shoppers can wander in to gaze upon you as you slurp a giant cup of Seattle's Best Coffee while working on your laptop, pretentiously under the delusion that what you're doing on it means anything to anyone? I think not.

Source: Uber Humor

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