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Jim Olse… or Jenny Olsen?

So with a few months before Man of Steel hits the theaters, there’s been a lot of questions revolving around Jimmy Olsen’s character. That is,  there isn’t any Jimmy Olsen in this film. So what gives? Where is the photographer of the Daily Planet? Well, from the looks of it, it’s because there’s no Jimmy Olsen.

According to IMDB, there is a Jenny Olsen but no Jimmy, so who is she? Is she a relative? a sibling? or….. a female version of Jimmy Olsen?

You may notice the unknown actress Rebecca Buller is listed as Jenny Olsen and is in the Man of Steel trailer.

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Although, this potential change may stir some heat around our comic book fans or just folks that know of the character, it definitely raises an interesting debate on what the reasons are behind it and how current times affect comic books and comic book adaptations. Would this affect the story in anyway with the changes or is it irrelevant? Let us know what your thoughts are.

Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14, 2013

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Christian Bale visits Aurora, Colorado

Christian Bale, star of The Dark Knight films, is in Aurora, Colorado visiting victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting, Warner Brothers officials confirmed.

Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers,” said an assistant for Susan Fleishman, executive vice president for Warner Brothers corporate communications. – Denver Post

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Warner Bros. possibly canceling ALL showings of The Dark Knight Rises

It looks like it’s not just Paris, but ALL showings for The Dark Knight Rises may be halted everywhere due to the senseless tragedy in Aurora, Col.

An executive reportedly said that “Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains“. So it seems that Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, is debating as whether the movie should be cancelled or not across countries worldwide, although there is no certain decision made yet.

There are also reports that there have been opinions on whether Warner Bros. should press forward or halt and re-release a few months down the line. However, nothing has been decided at this point of time. Honestly, I think it’d be best for the movie to be pulled, until we have more clarified information.

UPDATE: E! reports that they contacted their own source at Warner Bros. regarding a possible cancellation of screenings who said, “he’d be ‘shocked if that happened, but it’s such an unprecedented situation.

Reports are coming in that the movie will likely not be halted by Warner Bros. although there’s still no official word. All planned publicity events for the film’s stars have been halted and all advertisement for the film has been removed from television.

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UPDATE: Dark Knight Rises: Gunman Kills 13 At Midnight Film Screening

13 people are confirmed dead and 59 injured (critically state) after a masked gunman reportedly hurled a tear gas bomb and opened fire during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

The masked gunman is revealed to be James Holmes, a 24-year-old man who was arrested in a car park nearby and is currently in custody. He was reportedly armed with a rifle and two handguns and told police he had explosives at his home, which has been surrounded by a SWAT team.

UPDATE: This afternoon, officers confirmed that the apartment was “booby-trapped”.

Police and witness reports indicate that a gunman fired into the audience 15 minutes into the midnight showing of the film. Police confirmed that the shooter — who entered theater number 9 dressed all in black and wearing a gas mask and released a canister filled with gas and then fired a rifle multiple times into the audience. Some witnesses described the suspect as wearing a SWAT-like outfit, others say a “Bane-style” gas mask and body armor during the attack.

Aurora police chief Dan Oates said that 10 died during the attack, and four more died in the hospitals nearby. Several children and babies were in the theatre and an 80-year-old is believed to have been shot dead at point blank range. A three-month old is among those being treated in hospital and a six-year-old, believing to be the youngest victims, according to reports.

AMC theatres has issued the following statement:

3rd update: July 21, 2012, 5 p.m. CDT Contrary to media reports, costumes are not banned, but we will not admit guests with face-concealing masks and we will not allow fake weapons in the buildings. We want all our guests to feel comfortable at our theatres and we will be closely monitoring

2nd update: July 21, 2012, 2 p.m. CDT Kansas City, Mo. – AMC Theatres is deeply saddened by the Aurora tragedy. Movie going is part of our social fabric and this senseless act shakes us to our core. We’re reinforcing our security procedures with our theatre teams, which we cannot discuss in detail for obvious, safety reasons. Local law enforcement agencies, our landlords and their and our local security teams are stepping up nationwide to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for our guests. We couldn’t be more grateful for their collective support.

At this time, our show schedules circuit-wide will not change. We will not allow any guests into our theatres in costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable and we will not permit face-covering masks or fake weapons inside our buildings. If guests wish to exchange or refund any tickets, we will honor our existing policy and do as our guests wish. We are taking necessary precautions to ensure our guests who wish to enjoy a movie this weekend can do so with as much peace of mind as possible in these circumstances.

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ORIGINAL STATEMENT: We are terribly saddened by the random act of violence in Aurora and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. For the safety and security of our guests and associates, we are actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances, we are reaching out to all of our theatres to review our safety and security procedures. Being a safe place in the community for all our guests is a top priority at AMC and we take that responsibility very seriously.

A statement from President Barack Obama:

“Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting.”

He added: “We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded.

“As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family.”

There is nothing to add to this senseless tragedy. The facts are widely known, and understanding of the situation still progressing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We ask that our readers keep those suffering from this horrific event in their thoughts as well.

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True Wolf: What does it mean to be wild?


There’s no spoiler alert, just portraying how wonderful the circle of life really is. True Wolf follows the life of Koani, an abandoned wolf who became an ambassador for her species and changed the lives of so many people that don’t have much knowledge on the actual specie. It weaves the story of life with Koani into the larger issue of humanity’s relationship with the wolf and wildness. When the couple took in Koani, the fact that a wolf living with them, shapes how they live. So I could relate to both Bruce Weide and Pat Tucker because I, too, go through such life changes with my wolfdog, Soul daily. In the end, the documentary takes the time to explore the ethical concerns inherent in raising a wild animal, resulting in offering plenty of food for thought afterwards.