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Wikileaks: Comic Book Secrets

Betty And VeronicaIf you took the time to read through the nearly 250,000 documents released this week via Wikileaks, you’d find a comic book connection in several of them. We at Comix 411 have nothing but free time and did the heavy lifting for you. Here are the comic book-related highlights from the document dump:

When visiting with US President Barack Obama, the CIA codename for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “Bucky.”

Interrogators at Guantanamo routinely asked prisoners to choose: Betty or Veronica?

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il sometimes dresses up as Wildcat before he tours a factory. In other news, North Korea still has factories.

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In Theaters This Weekend: May 7, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Iron Man 2 (PG-13): starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle (directed by Jon Favreau)
  • Babies* (PG): (directed by Thomas Balm├Ęs)
  • Badmaash Company* (NR): starring Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang (directed by Parmeet Sethi)
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money* (R): (directed by Alex Gibney)
  • Happiness Runs* (NR): starring Mark L. Young, Hanna Hall, Jesse Plemons (directed by Adam Sherman)
  • Mother and Child* (R): starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington (directed by Rodrigo Garcia)

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Terminator Sequel More Family-Friendly

Christian Bale, Terminator

In hopes of broadening their movie’s audience, the producers of have announced they’re aiming for a PG-13 stamp.  This move would be a departure from the first three installments which were all rated R.

Devotees of the series might find this bit of news a little upsetting.  Would a dialed-down film also mean a watered-down Terminator?  Meanwhile, younger fans of the series are probably thrilled by this announcement.  Now they’ll get to follow along on the big screen.

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Racier Trailers Coming to Theaters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Trailers,

red band trailer

If you purchase a ticket at a Regal Cinemas theater anytime soon, you may see something new on your movie screen:  a red band trailer.

These - intended for ‘restricted audiences’ only - would contain scenes viewable at R, NC-17 or unrated films.  They would be mixed in with the normal green band previews that ‘have been approved for all audiences’ by the MPAA.

Although clips with more adult matter - such as crude and sexual content - are not new to the internet, theater chains have been wary of playing them fearing they’d be viewed by the wrong demographic.

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In Theaters This Weekend (10/12)


Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

In Theaters This Weekend (10/5)

The Heartbreak Kid

In Theaters This Weekend (9/28)

The Kingdom

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • The Game Plan (PG):  starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Madison Pettis (directed by Andy Fickman)
  • The Kingdom (R):  starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner (directed by Peter Berg)
  • The Darjeeling Limited* (R):  starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson (directed by Wes Anderson)
  • Feast of Love* (R):  starring Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear (directed by Robert Benton)
  • Lust, Caution* (NC-17):  starring Tony Leung, Tang Wei (directed by Ang Lee)
  • Outsourced* (PG-13):  starring Larry Pine, Asif Basra (directed by John Jeffcoat)
  • Trade* (R):  starring Kevin Kline, Cesar Ramos (directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner)

*limited or gradual release

In Theaters This Weekend (9/21)

In The Valley of Elah

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

In Theaters This Weekend (9/14)

The Brave One

If you need a little help planning your weekend, here are a few possible suggestions: