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The ‘Triplets Of Belleville’ Creator Made A Couch Gag For ‘The Simpsons’

Triplets Of Belleville creator Sylvain Chomet has become the latest Hollywood notable to create a unique variation of The Simpsons ‘couch gag’ opening sequence.

If you have ever seen a full episode of The Simpsons, or even the first 60 seconds of any episode across the series’ twenty-five year run, then you have seen at least one couch gag. It’s the bit tagged on to the opening sequence of the show that finds the family finally coming back together after running through the streets of Springfield to celebrate the end of work/school/band practice/grocery shopping. Chomet’s take is hilariously and …

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Bryan Singer Talks ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Yep, you read that headline right, Bryan Singer has shed some light (if only a crack) on the X-Men’s next adventure.

In a small, but intriguing interview with Entertainment Weekly, Singer has confirmed that as of now, he has not signed on to direct the film, but that his “desire would be to direct it.” “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” Singer continued, “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules.”

Singer also mentions that he is still deciding whether or not there would be a nod to Apocalypse in his …

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Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine Is At Home In The ’70s

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman says that the ’70s is the perfect place for Logan, as we find him there in the newest X-Men film, Days of Future Past.

We will find the primal mutant sent back in time to the era, with the hopes of warning the younger Mutants of a future that they can redirect.

On the specifics of the time period, and how it relates to Logan, Jackman says that “he’s a warrior and he can’t hide from that anymore, even if the consequences are going to be messy and …

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First Look: Judas Priest To Appear On ‘The Simpsons’ This Week

The town of Springfield has welcomed many famous faces over the years, and this Sunday they’ll add another iconic rock group to the list as metal greats Judas Priest make their debut on the long-running animated show.

Yes, that’s right, Rob Halford and the gang are heading to Springfield for a one-scene-only performance that will likely be a big hit on YouTube for the next week or so. The episode, which airs on January 5, concerns Homer discovering the joys of illegal downloading. You can view stills from the episode below.

Fun fact: The Simpsons is now in its twenty-fifth …

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Panic! at the Disco Schedule TV Performances

Panic! at the Disco are saying goodbye to 2013 and kicking off 2014 will a handful of television performances spanning the holidays.

The band will perform at the 36th Annual Kennedy Honors on Sunday, December 29 at 9p.m. EST on CBS. Panic! vocalist Brendon Urie will perform a special cover of “Big Shot” in honor of Billy Joel. The program as a whole honors people such as Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana.

As part of FOX’s New Years Eve Live!, airing on December 31 at 11p.m. EST, the band will perform “Miss …

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‘Deadpool’ Movie Close To Happening?

It has been quiet on the Deadpool front recently. After a game that wasn’t very well received, the big screen hopes for Deadpool were quite slim. Until now, that is. Rumors are stirring that the film is making progress, with a new and final draft of the script being close to finalization, and the last bit of go-ahead is waiting for a green-light from Fox.

Considering the film has been in limbo for a while, the newer revisions may not stay true to the original intentions of the film, that of a “hard-R” superhero film. While in my mind, there …

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The Simpsons, Family Guy Plan Crossover Episode

We don’t usually cover television, but this feels like the sharks have jumped the shark. Well-past-its-prime cartoon, The Simpsons, and shouldn’t-have-returned-for-more-than-one-season animated show, Family Guy, have announced their unofficial jumping-the-shark moment on ran-out-of-ideas FOX Network, according to Entertainment Weekly. Their press release took a childish, totally unaware tone, with “Peter Griffin” saying “FOX hasn’t spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight T-shirt shopping,” and “Homer Simpson” jabbing “Finally I can get my hands on this guy!

It will happen on Family Guy, not The Simpsons. Entertainment Weekly said …

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DAMMIT: John Landis Says Fox Wants “Chronicle 2″ To Be “Chronicle” All Over Again

Between yesterday’s news of Taken 3 moving forward and this, I think it’s safe to say whoever is making decisions at Fox is sitting atop the UTG shitlist.

John Landis’ son, Max Landis, became a must-know name earlier this year when his found footage superhero film, Chronicle, made a big splash with February moviegoers. The film was so successful that Fox decided almost immediately to move ahead with a sequel, and for once it actually made sense to do so as a handful of characters in the original are clearly setup to have future storylines worth exploring. However, some …

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What The Film!? – Battlefield Earth

What The Film?! is a weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes.

If you know a film with major plot holes that you feel needs to be exposed, tell us! Email utgjames@gmail.com with the subject “What The Film” and we’ll try to get your suggestion featured on the site.

This Week’s Movie: 2000′sBattlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 

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Movie Sequel Round-Up: Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, And Thor 2

It may seem that Hollywood is swiftly becoming naught but a hotbed of sequels and reboots, but three high-profile projects in the news this morning at least have real potential. First up, Ridley Scott has been hinting at a sequel to his recent sci-fi opus Prometheus, with sources pointing to a 2014 or 2015 release date. It seems Scott and studio Fox have been discussing the mooted follow-up with potential writers and aim to continue the story of Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David (or rather, David’s disembodied head) and their journey across the skies.…

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Get Ready, A “Pinocchio” Prequel Is On The Way

I don’t know how many people saw the box office report this weekend, but Real Steel is once again number one and Fox’s prequel/remake of The Thing failed miserably. You’d think studios would start to realize the hype of remakes, prequels, and sequels is starting to die down, but as you’ll soon learn that seems to be the exact opposite of what is happening in Hollywood these days.

Shawn Levy, AKA the guy who directed battling robots in Real Steel, has been tapped by Fox to direct a prequel to the animated classic Pinnochio. Written by Michael Vukadinovich …

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She & Him Reveal Details on Christmas Album

Some of you may recall Zooey Deschanel flexing her angelic pipes with some Christmas classics in 2003′s Elf. Fortunately, Deschanel and M. Ward’s indie collaboration She & Him are to release a Christmas album on October 25 (oddly enough) through Merge Records.

Zooey Deschanel also has a new series set to premiere September 20 on FOX called, “The New Girl”. You can view She & Him’s video for “In The Sun” from their second studio album Volume Two after the jump.…