Bombshell Profile: Kate Upton

Today’s selection for Bombshell Profile is the one an only Kate Upton.

Katherine “Kate” Upton is an American model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue first in 2011, when she was named Rookie of the Year, and again in 2012, when she was announced as the cover model.

Upton was born on June 10, 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. Her uncle is U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan’s 6th congressional district.

She also has appeared in two films these past two years: Tower Heist and The Three Stooges
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You can follow Kate Upton on her Twitter @KateUpton

-Brian Lansangan
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╬D Recommendation: "The Room"

“The Room” is our ╬D Recommendation of the week, Be Warn…this movie is so bad, its sooo good. We watch it so you don’t have to…but I recommend you should watch it at least once in your life.

LOWDOWN:
An American black comedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies. It depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one’s life and raises life’s real and most asked question: “Can you ever really trust anyone?…Are you ready to see reflections of your life? A successful banker, Johnny, is madly in love with his fiancé, Lisa, and plans to be married next month. His plans take a horrid turn when he finds the truth about Lisa and the people surrounding him.

REVIEW:
Multiple drop off plots, awful diaolague, Horrific acting, but overal immensly entertaining. A massive bust at a dark drama that is terribly done, so bad that it was advertised as a black comedy when Wiseau never intended or wanted to market it as a black comedy. But really, it’s worth a view.

The Room is amazing! Not because of great acting, a great script, and a great director, but because of how awful it is! Tommy Wiesau wrote, directed, produced, and stars in this big beautiful mess of a movie. It is the ultimate “so bad, its good” movie. Go see for yourself especially with the RIFFTRAX track.

OVERALL: It’s not so much the bad acting, it’s the bizarre script, quirky characters, subplots that are mentioned, then never discussed again, an Incredibly odd and distracting soundtrack, Characters that are never seen again, football being played 3 feet away from each-other, And who can forget the chicken noises? Its a pretty damn hilarious movie, and even if you don’t find it funny, its still undoubtedly 10X more interesting than most films out there today

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5 templar crosses out of 5
IT’S SO BAD, IT’S GOOD AND IT’S TEARING ME APART!!!!!!


TRAILER:
CREDITS:

Tommy Wiseau as Johnny the man with the silver tongue
Juliette Danielle as Lisa
Greg Sestero as Mark
Philip Haldiman as Denny
Carolyn Minnott as Claudette
Robyn Paris as Michelle
Mike Holmes as Mike
Dan Janjigian as Chris-R
Kyle Vogt as Peter
Greg Ellery as Steven

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Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

Sherman Hemsley, the man best known for movin’ George Jefferson and his family on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky, died this past Tuesday.

Hemsley passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas. The cause of death appears to be by natural causes and was discovered by his nurse, who thought he was sleeping when she realized something was amiss and called the authorities. He was 74 years old.

Hemsley’s George Jefferson began as a recurring character on Norman Lear’s 1970s sitcom “All in the Family.” Spinoff “The Jeffersons,” starring Hemsley and Isabel Sanford as his wife, “Weezy,” ran from 1975-85. Hemsley was nominated for an Emmy for lead actor in a comedy in 1984. (Sanford died in 2004.)

The Jeffersons ultimately became one of Lear’s most popular shows thanks to Hemsley; and it remains the longest-running sitcom with a predominantly black cast. The show aired for 11 seasons, from 1975-1985.

The actor went on to star in another successful series, Amen, which ran for five seasons, from 1986-1991.

The actor reprised the role of George Jefferson in the mid-’90s on two episodes of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” starring Will Smith, and in a 2011 episode of Tyler Perry sitcom “House of Payne.” He also played Jefferson in an uncredited bit in the 1998 feature comedy “Jane Austen’s Mafia.”

Hemsley never married or had any children.


TEMPLAR DIGITAL:
We, here at Templar Digital are deeply saddened for another loss of a great entertainment icon. Our prayers go to Hemsley’s family and friends as they go through this difficult process. Below we also included the links to some of our past posts of Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine passings.

Andy Griffth
Ernest Borgnine


-Brian Lansangan

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Christian Bale Visits Survivors & Memorial in Aurora

Christian Bale made a quiet trip to Aurora, Colorado, on Tuesday to visit victims of last week’s tragedy and to meet with medical personnel.

Bale, who was accompanied by his wife, Sibi Blazic, arranged the journey on his own. He contacted the Medical Center of Aurora saying he wanted to come, but asked that the media not be notified (he arrived at the center in an ambulance).

In Los Angeles, Warner Bros. said Bale was not representing the studio.

Aurora Medical Center interim president Bill Voloch told reporters that Bale spent 2 1/2 hours visiting with seven patients, two of whom were transported to the facility from another hospital.

“The patients were really happy to meet Bale. They are obviously big fans of his movies,” Voloch said. “It was good for the patients. We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming.”

Bale also spent time with the medical staff who have been treating the vicitms of the shooting inside the Century Aurora 16 multiplex.

Among the patients whom Bale visited was Carey Rottman, who happily tweeted a picture taken of him and the star.

On Friday, Bale issued a brief statement expressing his sympathies to those impacted by the worst mass shooting in the country’s history.

“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said at the time. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”

Last week, a Facebook petition urging Bale to visit the victims in Colorado emerged online.

Click the link below to check out our previous post regarding this story
Shooting in Aurora during TDKR premiere 

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"Eyes Wide Open" Comic Review: "Batman: Earth One"

For our First selection in our “Eyes Wide Open” Comic Reviews we review the highly anticipated graphic novel titled: “Batman: Earth One”.

A New Segment that we’ll be starting is our reviews on Comics called ╬D presents: “Eyes Wide Open” Comic Review. Similar to our Movies Counterpart, “On the Go” Movie Reviews. we will be reviewing comics in the same matter with the up most respect and open minded opinons as we do for movies, tv or anything pop culture alike. So without further ado, our first Comic Review: “Batman: Earth One”.


LOWDOWN:

From GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE! • In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this spectacular original graphic novel gives new insight into BRUCE WAYNE’S transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT.


REVIEW:

The one downside about this new twist to the origin is that alot of the elements to Batman such as the Bond-esque gadgets, the globe spanning training montage where Bruce acquires all of his incredible skills are dropped unfortunately.


This Batman-Earth One is just that. A man who dresses up as a bat, and is shown to be more Human then illustrated in past Batman stories giving it a more Realistic View. Bruce Wayne never leaves Gotham to train around the world instead is trained by Alfred Pennyworth, a bodyguard hired by Thomas, who is a former Royal Marine who becomes sudden guardian to reluctant father to Bruce Wayne.

The Chemistry between Bruce and Alfred is more personal to my opinion due to Alfred never met Bruce until the night of Thomas and Martha’s murder. And Alfred is suddenly the legal guardian to Bruce and takes him under his wing and trains him for his journey for revenge.

Earth One takes a more humble and character driven look into Bruce Wayne than we’ve had in some time, if indeed ever. We see Bruce through a series of ‘now’ and ‘then’ flashbacks with Bruce growing up with Harvey Dent who bullied Bruce and Harvey’s Twin Sister and it’s amazing to witness to see it done in a way that’s very human and realistic.
Also, Batman has no white eyes when he wears the cowl, You can now see Bruce’s Eyes giving it a more realistic view of Batman instead of having it all white and blank.

All of the cast are well rounded as they’re re-established, and their motivations are quickly displayed. The supporting cast, particularly a broken Jim Gordon who has all but given up against the corruption and tyranny of Gotham City and an untainted and skinny Harvey Bullock who is a former LAPD detective and Police Reality TV star are genuinely refreshing in their new, more realistic appearance.

Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin) emrges as a palpable bastard, a genuine human evil far worse than he’s ever come off in the comics. Even Gotham city itself is a much a character reminiscent of the old New York City of 70’s.

Earth One still emerges original and interesting, doing something not entirely new with the mythos, but new enough to warrant it’s existence. It’s a page turner, but this book is also on a page economy and sadly has only so much time to get the story told but still worthy of a buy and deserves a Read.

OVERALL:
This Graphic Novel is incredible, I loved it from bookend to bookend and it did not disappoint. It could have worked a little better as a mini-series story arc but still a fantastic job nevertheless.

Super Kudo points to both Geoff Johns and Gary Frank for this new modern take on the infamous caped crusader with a great new origin story and outlook on Batman’s first year as The Dark Knight and especially making Alfred looking even more bad ass then I can ever imagine.
Even though this is amazing… “Batman: Year One” will always be the best origin story of Batman to date and can never be replace.

I with a doubt know there will be a sequel. It deserves it….because its Batman…

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5 templar crosses out of 5


A MUST BUY!!!! ALSO CHECK OUT “BATMAN: YEAR ONE” IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT”

Also, click the link below check out our Character Spotlight on Batman:

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Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage Stallone found dead, aged 36

Following a great Comic-Con panel for “The Expendables 2,” Sylvester Stallone learned that his son, Sage Stallone, has died. The 36-year-old was found dead at his apartment in Hollywood.

Sources claim that Sage likely passed away following an overdose of pills, which were found at his home, but it is currently unclear if his death was a suicide or accidental.

An LAPD spokesperson confirmed that Sage was found dead alone after police carried out a “welfare check” when someone couldn’t establish contact with him. “There is no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity,” a representative added.

Stallone issued a statement through his rep Michelle Bega which read: “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha.

“Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever.”

Sage made his acting debut opposite his father in “Rocky V,” playing the role of Rocky’s son Robert Balboa. He appeared with his dad again in “Daylight,” and went on to direct, produce and write.

SOURCE: DigitalSpy

TEMPLAR NOTE: We are deeply saddened by these events and would like to send our prayers and condolences to the Stallone Family from all of us here at TEMPLAR DIGITAL.
-Brian Lansangan
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"Assassin’s Creed" Film to Star Michael Fassbender

The big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game franchise: “Assassin’s Creed” has just signed Michael Fassbender (300, Inglorious Bastards, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class) to produce and star.
“Assassin’s Creed” is the duo’s most high-profile project, given that the game is Ubisoft’s biggest franchise, selling over 30 million units since 2007. A third “Assassin’s Creed” game bows Oct. 30 and is set during the American Revolution. First two take place during the Crusades and Renaissance. Altogether there have been a total of nine games released across various platforms.

Plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.

“Michael Fassbender was our first choice” to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

The plan is to hire a writer and director before reaching out to movie studios.
Ubisoft sees adaptations as a way to turn its games into larger brands that will get the titles in front of more consumers while creating lucrative new revenue sources for the company. One of its first projects is an animated TV series based on the “Raving Rabbids” franchise that will air on Nickelodeon. Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot also wants to develop films for the games “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.”

Check Out our previous post on anything Assassns Creed by clicking the links below:



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Academy Award Actor Ernest Borgnine Dead at 95

Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for 1955’s “Marty,” has died on July 8th at the age 95. His manager said Borgnine died of kidney failure Sunday afternoon. Ernest is survived by his wife, Tova, and children who were at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Winning an Oscar in 1955 for his role as a lovesick butcher in the film ‘Marty,’ Borgnine’s career spanned more than six decades. Marty was a surprise hit, was nominated for eight Oscars (including Best Picture and Best Director for Mann) and won four, including Borgnine’s unexpected win over a very crowded field which included his co-star in Bad Day at Black Rock,Spencer Tracy, and a posthumous nod to James Dean (who had died the previous September in a car crash) for his role in East of Eden.

The Oscar helped keep the actor in the game and the next seven years included a mix of TV and film work including A Catered Affair, Jubal, The Vikings and various “Playhouse” appearances on the small screen. Borgnine began acting after serving in the Navy during World War II, making his film debut in 1951′s ‘Whistle at Eaton Falls.’ Over the years Borgnine appeared in such acclaimed films as ‘Bad Day at Black Rock,’ ‘From Here to Eternity,’ ’Jubal,’ ‘Flight of the Phoenix,”The Vikings,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ ‘The Vikings,’ ‘Escape from New York,’ ‘Gattaca’ and ‘The Wild Bunch’.


An immensly talented and versatile actor, Ernest Borgnine was among the most recognizable faces on both film and television screens. Alongside his credits in film, Borgnine was well known for his roles in the 1962-66 comedy series ‘McHale’s Navy’ and the 1984–1986 action-adventure series ‘Airwolf.’ Borgnine became the oldest performer to receive a Golden Globe nomination when he was acknowledged for the 2007 television movie ‘A Grandpa for Christmas,’ and in 2009, at age 92, he was nominated for an Emmy for his guest performance in the final season of ‘ER.’ The younger generation probably knows him best from the popular children’s show ‘Spongebob Square Pants,’ as the voice of “Mermaid Man”. Rest in peace Ernest Borgnine…the world has lost a Great Icon….First Andy Griffith and now Ernest Borgnine….two great men lost to the acting world.
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Andy Griffith Dead at 86

We at Templar Digital, are sad to announced that The Great Actor Andy Griffith has died of an undisclosed illness on July 3rd, 2012

Say the name Andy Griffith, and you’ve said something about America. Griffith, who, as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the actor’s namesake 1960s TV comedy, kept the peace, and represented a heartland ideal, died Tuesday, the actor’s friend Bill Friday told WITN News. He was 86.

In addition to The Andy Griffith Show, Griffith created a darkly iconic character in the 1957 film, A Face in the Crowd, and won fans in the long-running whodunit series, Matlock. But, in the end, it was Mayberry that put him on the map. From 1960 to 1968, Griffith’s kindly sheriff raised a son, Opie, played byRon Howard, and a high-strung deputy, Barney Fife, played by Don Knotts. That Taylor, a white lawman in the Civil Rights-era South, became a model of fairness was a tribute to the series.

Born June 1, 1926, in noplace else but North Carolina, Griffith tapped his country roots for laughs in a popular 1950s comedy monologue that begat TV appearances, which begat Broadway and film work, via the Army comedy No Time for Sergeants. Griffith traded on his aw-shucks persona as two-faced populist Lonesome Roads in Elia Kazan‘s A Face in the Crowd. Now considered a classic, the film “didn’t make a dime” back in the day, its star once recalled. “I’d struck out on Broadway, and I’d struck out in the movies, so I kinda had to go to television,” Griffith said in 2008.

From the start, The Andy Griffith Show, with its classic, catchy whistling theme, was an audience and critical favorite. Griffith, however, never won an Emmy for the series, nor was he ever nominated for it. Knotts, who won five straight Emmys as the fumbling Fife, would say people thought mistakenly that Griffith wasn’t acting, that he was just acting natural. Griffith would return the compliment, saying the show owed its early success to Knotts, who died in 2006.

Among latter-day roles, Griffith rated Oscar buzz for playing the sage if exacting diner owner in 2007’s Waitress, and stumped for President Barack Obama in a 2008 campaign ad directed by Howard, his TV son turned Oscar-winning filmmaker. (More controversially, he appeared in a 2010 TV ad that promoted the Obama-backed health-care law.)

In 2005, on the occasion of the actor receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, then-President George W. Bush neatly defined the man and where he stood in the collective American consciousness: “TV shows come and go, but there’s only one Andy Griffith.”
Source: IMDB, E! Online

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