Friday, February 27, 2009

Loads of On Set Photos From 'H2'

Without getting into any big discussion over the pros and cons of Rob Zombie's Halloween, I will say this - H2 definitely looks to improve one area I thought was lacking in his first film, which is Halloween atmosphere. The young Michael stuff with Daeg had it, but the present day stuff... not so much. Could have been any fall night. That doesn't seem to be the case here, as the Black Bunny blog has posted a bunch of photos from the set of Rob's sequel, and the photos are simply drenched in Halloween traditions and festivities. (more)

Drew Barrymore might direct Eclipse, the third Twilight? is reporting a rumor that Summit Entertainment is considering actress-turned-director Drew Barrymore as one of a select group of directors to helm the third Twilight movie, Eclipse.

Barrymore did just finish work on her directorial debut, Whip It! starring Ellen Page. (more)

Three Film Clips from KNOWING with Nicolas Cage

Three film clips have been released from KNOWING starring Nicolas Cage due out March 20. This one includes the full plane crash.

KNOWING, Cage's new film, looks intriguing, I am not sure where it's going, but this is one wicked plane crash scene all the same. (more)

DVD Straightjacket - Against the Dark

Steven Seagal is Tao (how original), the leader of a vigilante special-ops squad trained in the ways of death. Facing legions of the undead--poor once-human souls who’ve been reduced to ravenous bloodsuckers thanks to a mysterious widespread virus--the members of Tao’s squad better soak up every ounce of wisdom he imparts if they hope to die naturally. Keith David (THE THING) makes an appearance in this.

Special Features:
Fighting the Shadows: Behind the Scenes of Against the Dark

Sometimes (or maybe even a lot of times) a movie will come along that robs you of the joy you are supposed to get when watching a new film. Everybody knows the feeling. You are sitting and basically waiting for something (Anything!) to happen that it doesn’t feel like has already happened fifty times already. Maybe instead of running down another hallway in the hospital, they’ll actually get outside and encounter some other kind of danger. No way. Then there’s that moment when you think to yourself “Man, it has to have already been like 90 minutes – how long is this thing?” and you look at the DVD case to find it’s 94 minutes long. You put it down and think it’s almost over, but then it just keeps going and going and going and going. Well, that’s the feeling you’re going to get while watching Steven Seagal’s new clunker, Against the Dark.

Have you ever heard of someone walking through a role or maybe you’re familiar with the phrase “phoning it in.” Well, I can most definitely tell you that Seagal goes above and beyond walking through a role. It’s pretty much ALL he does through this entire movie. He walks the corridors of this abandoned hospital and just happens upon some poor hapless virus survivors and rescues them from the infected vampire-like zombie things that are chasing and eating them. The big catch to these monsters? They’re evolving. They can rationalize and talk. Wow. Too bad you find that out 10 minutes before the movie ends and it really has no bearing on the rest of the story. To be completely honest, the virus survivors are actually pretty tough and could probably take out the rather hefty looking Seagal.

The camerawork in this is competent. It isn’t straight amateur hour or anything. It’s passable. The sword fighting parts with Seagal seem cut and edited strangely to keep him from having to move around too much. They seem to be really close up on him. It kind of gives you an incomplete picture of what he is doing at times. The slow motion parts are downright ridiculous and pretty much completely pointless and not set up well.

The special gore effects are definitely a positive for the film. If you want to see some good dismembering and people getting hacked up, then you might be able to tolerate this a little more than most. I know it was one of the only things that kept me watching. They did get a little redundant with the throat slashing. I started to repeat to myself “the throat again?”

So yeah, if you somehow can’t find a copy of 28 Days Later, Land of the Dead, or I Am Legend then I guess you could pick this thing up. I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be 5 or 10 copies of this thing sitting on the shelf at your Blockbuster or Hollywood at any given time. Just don’t get mad at me when you mourn the ninety minutes you could have spent doing ANYTHING else with your life. That’s what I’m here for. It’s my cross to bear. To watch these things and tell you what to save yourselves from. (Review by Eric Shirey)

Watchmen Clip Montages Coming to NBC

Haven't seen enough Watchmen footage yet? First up, there are now 14 clips online that can be watched via this link.

Warner Bros. Pictures also made the following announcement today:

"In the days leading up to the much-anticipated March 6th release of "Watchmen," brand new clip montages from the film will air exclusively during the broadcast of six different shows across three NBC Universal networks. Each of the action-packed segments focuses on one of the film’s central figures—Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, The Comedian, Ozymandias, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre II—introducing the film incarnations of the characters who have moved from the pages of the legendary graphic novel to the big screen in the new film presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures.

The promotion begins on March 1st and encompasses several of the most popular series on three NBC Universal networks: NBC ("Heroes" and "30 Rock"), SCI FI ("Battlestar Galactica" and "Ghost Hunters International") and USA Network ("Burn Notice" and the acquired theatrical "National Treasure"). The select clip montages have been slated to air as follows:

* March 1 – Clip montage featuring Dr. Manhattan airs exclusively during "National Treasure" on USA Network.
* March 2 – Clip montage featuring Rorschach airs exclusively during "Heroes" on NBC.
* March 4 – Clip montage featuring Ozymandias airs exclusively during "Ghost Hunters International" on SCI FI.
* March 5 – Clip montage featuring Nite Owl airs exclusively during "Battlestar Galactica" on SCI FI.
* March 5 – Clip montage featuring Silk Spectre II airs exclusively during "Burn Notice" on USA Network.
* March 5 – Clip montage featuring The Comedian airs exclusively during "30 Rock" on NBC.

Following their network airing, the clips will be available for viewing on" (more)

More News:

Confirmed: New contract to keep Star Trek The Experience alive in Vegas

Got a question for Battlestar's Kate Vernon? Ask it here

Reaper star Bret Harrison reveals satanic season-two spoilers

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Why Last House star Sara Paxton took the job in a brutal remake

Will Star Trek's Anton Yelchin put on Green Lantern's ring?

'Friday the 13th' Sequel Officially Announced

'The Wolfman' Morphs in New Concept Art

A Bunch of Posters For Big Pictures' '13B'

Third 'Last House' Clip

Dark Sky Films Announces 'The Cremator' DVD

DVD Date, Art and Details For 'While She Was Out'

TV: Eric Red's '100 Feet' to Premiere on Sci Fi Channel

BD Interview - The Last House on the Left (2009): Star Garret Dillahunt

Corman Unleashes a Dinoshark

Sneak Peek of Ackerman Estate Auction

The Sinful Dwarf is Coming - Sooner than Expected!

Giant Roaches Attack NYC in Pesticide

Behold the Seven-Inch Dexter Figure


More Wolverine Promo Shots

Aphrodite IX Coming to the Big Screen

The Spectacular Spider-Man Swings Into McDonald's

A Look at the JJ Abrams/Brett Ratner Superman Movie That Never Was

New Star Trek Photo and Total Film Covers

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Cinematographer Who Shot Army Of Darkness, The Matrix trilogy and Spider-Man 2

Ed Helms to Write and Star in Civil War Time Travel Comedy

TED2009: How Benjamin Button Got His Face

'Watchmen' boxoffice forecast tricky

Seth Green on mission to 'Mars'

Q&A: Jeffrey Katzenberg

Next 'Narnia' writer tapped

Tax-break states bask in Oscar glory

Never-Before-Seen Clips From “Watchmen” to Air Exclusively on NBC, USA and Sci Fi Networks

Three Film Clips from KNOWING with Nicolas Cage

First Look at the All-New Iron Man: Armored Adventures Animated Series Trailer

New 'Nottingham' Details and Cate Blanchett IS Maid Marian

Is Evangeline Lilly leaving Lost?

LR Interview: Kristin Kreuk & Chris Klein On Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Possible Secret Dreamworks Animated Projects Revealed

LR Interview: Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil McDonough, and Taboo On Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Monsters Inc. 2 In The Works?

Seth Rogen Explains How Michel Gondry Got The Green Hornet Job

Patton Oswalt talks BIG FAN, Funny People, Serenity, Dollhouse, Ratatouille and a lot more!

CONTEST!!! WATCHMEN Giveaway – Who Wants Free Watchmen Blu-rays!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lance Henriksen Talks Screamers 2, Near Dark Redux & More!

Throughout his illustrious career, legendary Lance Henriksen has played everything from an android to a ruthless vampire leader to a mourning father who turns to the supernatural for revenge to an ex-FBI agent who becomes a serial killer profiler with a secret group working against the prophecies of an impending apocalypse.

In the recent Sony Home Pictures release of Screamers: The Hunting, Henriksen plays Orsow, the reclusive scientist responsible for creating the screamer androids who annihilated the human race in the original Screamers film in 1995. Henriksen was a huge fan of the original film so it felt like a perfect fit to step into the sequel.

During a recent chat the living legend, Henriksen discussed his view of the character. (more)

How Haley and Morgan found the dark heart of Watchmen

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jackie Earle Haley have the distinction of playing two of the darkest characters in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen: Walter Kovacs/Rorschach and Edward Blake/The Comedian.

In the alternate-universe 1985 New York of the movie, Rorschach is a near-psychopathic costumed vigilante who investigates the murder of Blake, setting in motion the events of the film.

From his troubled childhood as the son of a single-mother prostitute to his early encounters with child murderers and other criminal scum, Rorschach has evolved as a vigilante with a black-and-white sense of justice, which he brutally administers with his fists.

Blake, by contrast, is a charming and cynical hero with a misogynistic streak and a fluid sense of ethics who revels in violence and is not unwilling to throw in with corrupt government officials.

Both spoke with reporters last week in Beverly Hills, Calif. (more)


Powerful forces are converging on the streets of Bangkok. They are warriors, some of whom possess extraordinary abilities, all of whom are determined to see their side prevail. Some fight for us; the others for unlimited power. Now, they are preparing for the ultimate battle - of terror versus beauty, light versus darkness, and good versus evil.

STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI starring Kristen Kreuk, Chris Klein, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan Duncan and Taboo opens in theaters February 27!

IESB sat down with the cast of the film in Beverly Hills last week to talk about STREET FIGHTER! (more)

Horror Remix Presents… DUMMY - 4 Evil Puppets in 2 hours!

Addison, TX was hit again last night with another great installment of Horror Remix. This time the HR guys put together an interesting, humorous, and entertaining anthology of movies about evil puppets reigning terror on their owners and other innocent ( alright, so most of them are guilty of bad acting) bystanders. The turnout was definitely not what I was expecting, judging from the Christmas event I had attended in December. Boy, was I wrong. I got there early, and people were already sitting in the lobby waiting to get in. A line of about 100 people actually formed and the theater ended up being packed out, with a couple people even choosing to stand in the back. I heard one person complaining about them putting the event in the small room, but I completely disagree. The small room (which has a special name that escapes me right now) is so perfect. It just has a weird musty and grindhouse kind of vibe to it that I think completes the experience.

First, Movie Geek Feed crony The Hick announced to the crowd that we had free Knowing, Watchmen, and Friday the 13th goodies to give away. That was received quite well and we unloaded a ton of cool stuff. We’d like to say thanks again to Katie, Susan, and Russ from L and H for all the promo items. We even snapped a few photos of people holding up their free loot.

Alright, now to the important part of the event - the movie. It was basically divided into 4 films, each one cut down anywhere from 6 minutes to 45 minutes from their original running time. Sometimes they seem kind of choppy and other times they actually flow better that their original cut. Believe me, if you attend one of these, you’ll find yourself asking the same question – “How was this movie originally 90 minutes long? What did the other 60 minutes consist of?”

The first film was actually a trimmed down version of a section of the 70’s anthology TV movie Trilogy of Terror called Amelia. Unlike the films used in the Christmas edition of Horror Remix, this section actually had well-known genre actress Karen Black (Burnt Offerings, House of 1,000 Corpses, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive) playing the terrorized victim of a rather vicious little magic native doll. A lot of the movie is shot from the doll’s point of view, so it’s a lot of fast footage of chasing her around the apartment. This had some great sequences which include Black trying to grab a steak knife from the blade end while the doll is cutting himself out of a suitcase she caught him in. It also has one of the longest one sided phone conversations in film history somehow mixed with the most overly dramatic acting I believe I’ve ever seen from Black. It was hard for me to embrace this movie as complete crap as it was directed by genre legend Dan Curtis, who is responsible for such classics as the Dark Shadows series and movies, Burnt Offerings, and the Kolchak, The Night Stalker series.

After the first part was over, they showed us a rather disturbing clip from classic 30’s movie The Devil-Doll. Why couldn’t the ventriloquist just help the poor little puppet get some food? I wouldn’t have blamed that little guy for cutting up that punk after he was so cruel. Then it was time for our trusty puppet MC’s Cheesecake and Thunderclap to give us a little humorous insight about the sections. These guys never fail to provide loads of fun with their crass remarks and commentary.

The second story was Ghosthouse from 1988. The synopsis of this film says "Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house." It had some of the greatest bad acting. One example would be the completely off time and wooden performance of the foreign actress that is having trouble with her English lines. Who made the decision to have a girl that is obviously unfamiliar with the English language be cast as the lead female character in a movie? One of the best parts of this section was the creepy little girl, who had quite a disturbing stare with her eyes while she stroked her dolls face. The crème de la crème, though, would have to be the part where the mirror comes down and cuts the sister in half, somehow jettisoning the top half and the bottom half away from each other. The two pieces were barely connected by some stringy looking pieces of torn flesh. I do have one other question. Were ham radios still as cool as the directors want you to think they were in 1988?

Moving on to the third story, we have Pin. The synopsis of this movie states "A doctor has a lifelike medical dummy with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder." Here’s another one that I have a little trouble putting into the same category of bad films. Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely not grade a horror by any means. It tries, though and does come across as disturbing and relatively creepy. It also doesn’t hurt that genre staple Terry O'Quinn from The Stepfather films, Millenium, and Tales from the Crypt lended his time and talents to this interesting piece of cinema, giving it a bit more credibility than a couple of the other portions of this HR installment. The voice throwing and creepy stare of the lab dummy really does make you uneasy. Now don’t get me wrong, it still has equally ridiculous dialogue and situations that keep you giggling and cackling. There’s also the question of how a guy who had been beat over the head with a blunt metal statue twice, put in a plastic bag that’s been zipped up, and then buried in a woodpile under a few layers of logs somehow managed to still be alive. It’s these things that you’re left to ponder as the credits roll.

The last section definitely held up to the saying “saving the best for last.” Black Devil Doll from Hell has to be one of the most ridiculously goofy films (if you can call it that) I have ever seen. The plot of this movie is basically "A woman buys a doll at a magic shop. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, and it proceeds to take her over." This movie looked and sounded like it was shot on a VHS home video recorder. The quality was one level above unwatchable. The soundtrack was a mix of sounds and stock drum beats that gave you the impression the composer (hahahaha – I can’t believe I just typed that) had just purchased a low grade Casio keyboard and started putting together noises without reading the directions or having any musical experience. The acting was so laughably horrible. They actually used what appeared to be a little boy as a stand in when the doll had to move more than the actual prop would allow. Watching the kid and the doll switch from scene to scene was definitely a high point.

Of course, Cheesecake and Thunderclap came back on screen to close out the night. They had some pretty funny thing to say in closing. They definitely left the theater crowd in high spirits as the Dummy installment of Horror Remix came to a close. It appeared that everyone there had a great time and some said it was the best one yet. I personally favored the Christmas version over this, but I have a soft spot for killers in Santa Claus suits, so don’t take my word for it. I said it last time and I’ll say it again. Horror Remix can count me in for next time they head out this way. (Article by Eric Shirey)

Samuel L. Jackson signs 9-pic Marvel deal to reprise Nick Fury

Good news! Samuel L. Jackson will put Nick Fury's eyepatch back on after all.

The actor—who only a few weeks ago was saying he might quit—has signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal to play the character in a series of Marvel movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jackson first appeared as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a cameo at the end of Iron Man. Under his new deal, he'll reprise the iconic character in Marvel's upcoming Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and any other sequels. Also on the table is the possibility of starring in a separate S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, which is in development. (more)

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New Battle for Terra images released

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Dead of Night begins shooting in New Orleans

Warner mounting a Suicide Squad movie, based on DC comic

Caprica DVD details revealed; also, new cover art and stills

Knowing director Alex Proyas found a new way to crash a train

Star Trek's J.J. Abrams: 'This film's not for Trekkies'

Why Alex Proyas had to direct the sci-fi thriller Knowing

A new Total Recall is on the way

SCI FI announces Knights of Bloodsteel, debuting in April

Today show goes to dark side with "Jedi Workout" video

Potter Offers Christening of War in Second 'Last House' Clip

First Image From Rob Zombie's 'H2' Heads to the ER

Get Blown Away With Images From 'Splice'!

Greg Cannom Joins 'Dead of Night'

Tigers, Hurricanes and Briana Evigan in 'Burning Bright'!

'Ouija Board' Not for the Kiddies

First Official Clip From 'The Last House on the Left'

Splice, Mandy Lane and Clock Tower Get Tentative Dates

A Gruesome New Look at 'Rec 2'

Very Interesting 'H2' Casting Call

Load of Release Date Announcements!

Summit Finds Lead For 'New Moon' Adaptation

Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3

UK to Unleash Zombies of the Night

Smash Cut Stills

MONSTERPALOOZA Coming To Burbank This May!

THE SEANCE In The Czech Republic?!

New NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Starts Shooting April 27th!

Rare Anthony Perkins Footage Uncovered For THE PSYCHO LEGACY Documentary!

New Wolverine Poster and Photo

First Look: The Book of Eli

New Character Poster: Pixar’s Up

Zack Snyder Talks About Adapting The Dark Knight Returns

Matt Damon’s Adjustment Bureau Out to Studios

Big Love: Seth Rogen On Michel Gondry, Alan Moore on Terry Gilliam

The TRANSFORMERS are in a Battle for Earth...and Park Place


IRON MAN 2 Concept Art?


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alex Proyas' Tripods movie will be the first of a trilogy of films

Director Alex Proyas (Dark City, I, Robot) told SCI FI Wire that his upcoming film adaptation of John Christopher's young-adult SF series The Tripods will be the first of an envisioned trilogy of films.

"We've done a draft; we're basically at the first-draft stage of Tripods, and we're about to go into our second draft," Proyas said in an exclusive interview on Monday. "Pretty happy with the script; I think it's come a long way. ... We're only doing the first book, The White Mountains, and the notion is, obviously, that it will hopefully be a trilogy. But we'll probably just be shooting the first movie independently."

The film is based on the first of three Tripods books by Christopher, the pseudonym of Samuel Youd (the other two are The City of Gold and Lead and The Pool of Fire), about a post-apocalyptic world ruled by giant three-legged alien machines who place a mind-controlling "cap" on children when they near the age of 14. Proyas is co-writing the adaptation with Stuart Hazeldine, with whom he also worked on the upcoming sci-fi thriller film Knowing. (more)

Behind-the-Scenes of Romero's '...of the Dead'

While the film is still looking for a title, George A. Romero's ...of the Dead is already getting some PR behind it. I personally think the title is cool and should be locked down, but who knows what they're planning. Anyways, beyond the break you'll find a new behind-the-scenes clip from the film, unfortunately is was shot by a fan at film festival so the quality is pretty terrible. It's better than nothing. The plot of Romero's latest zombie flick involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure. (more)

Taboo revealed hidden talents as an assassin in Street Fighter

And you thought Taboo was just a singer-rapper.

Taboo may be best known as a member of the chart-topping music group Black Eyed Peas, but he's also an actor and a Jeet Kune Do enthusiast. And he'll show off those talents this weekend when he co-stars opposite Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Robin Shou and Moon Bloodgood in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

The film is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, and it features Taboo as Vega, a masked baddie with a taloned arm who helps Bison (McDonough) make life hell for the heroine, Chun-Li (Kreuk).

SCI FI Wire recently spoke to the clearly stoked Taboo about playing Vega. (more)

Horror Remix's DUMMY - Tonight!

Horror Remix Presents... DUMMY from Edward John on Vimeo.
Movie Geek Feed will be there laughing until we throw up out of our noses. We'll also be giving away some cool promo stuff from the upcoming Nic Cage movie Knowing and some other cool junk we throw together. Thanks to Katie over at L & H for the cool Knowing promo items.

New Comic Book Releases List for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A list of the comic books, graphic novels, and other products that should be available in your local or online comic book shop this week. Information provided by our friends at Things From Another World.

Alan Moore The Courtyard GN Color Printing
Superman #685
Wonder Woman #29
Trinity #39
Terminator Revolution #3 (of 5)
Doctor Who Whispering Gallery (One Shot)
Star Trek Countdown #2
Angel After The Fall #18
Captain America #47
Ultimate Spider-Man #131

More News:

Ellen DeGeneres gets back to animation by voicing Dog

Astro Boy to resume production for its October release

What Seeker's Regan hopes for season two. Hint: It flies and breathes fire

Marvel announces Thor release date, Iron Man 2 start

That Spidey musical swings onto Broadway in 2010

New release dates for Warner's Lantern, Potter, Sherlock, etc.

Battlestar writer Mark Verheiden to pen sci-fi film Quartermain

Images from Watchmen's London world premiere

Michel Gondry—you read it right—to helm Green Hornet??

Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na join Stargate Universe cast

Smallville, Supernatural get early renewals from The CW

Briana Evigan Talks 'Sorority Row' Sequel

Casting Call For 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

'Army of the Dead' Put on the Back Burner

An Interesting Chat with Horror Legend Wes Craven

Trailer For Anchor Bay's 'Walled In'

Deleted Scenes From 'Let the Right One in'!

Rex Libris Volume 2: Book of Monsters TP Out This April

The Last House on the Left (2009): Star Garret Dillahunt - BD Interview

Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 2

Pig People Trailers Are Here!

Top Cow Preview: Impaler #2

Weekend of Horrors Returns to Chicago

Indie Producer Comes to Devil's Fork

9th Annual Shriekfest Call for Entries Begins

Take a Ride With Mezco's Hell Rods!

Tony Todd in LA Stage Show The Island

Patrol Men: Best Z-Grade Horror Film Ever Made?

Bassett Updates on Solomon Kane

Elizalde Joins Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Redux

DC & Home Media Magazine Bring You The Reaper Awards!

Fantasia 2009 Call for Entries!

Cool Stuff: I Had Friends on That Death Star T-Shirt

Joss Whedon’s Theory On Why DC Comic Book Movies Usually Suck

Will You See Christopher Nolan’s Next Film or Thor? The Final Harry Potter or The Avengers?

Gore Verbinski to Direct Clue

Edgar Wright’s Film Festival To Invade Toronto

Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim

'Watchmen' suit puts producer in odd position

'Bolt,' 'Marley & Me' among Genesis noms

Eric Brevig to helm Yogi Bear feature

Lindsay Price joins 'Witches of Eastwick' pilot

Russia blocks Disney TV purchase

DreamWorks Animation takes tumble

FANBOYS Expands Yet Again!

Attention Fanboys - Megan Fox is Single!

PHOTO GALLERY: WATCHMEN World Premiere in London

2 New Posters from FAST & FURIOUS


Michael Bay Talks to the Nerds

New TERMINATOR SALVATION Image and Bale Interview

Complete Transcript from MARVEL'S Quarterly Call - Info on THOR, IRON MAN 2 and More!

Who (Besides Us) Will Win the Battle of the Jane Austen Revamps?

Buy This: Disney's Star Wars Statues

Oscar's Biggest Snub: Not Honoring Don LaFontaine

Science Explains Why You Hate George Lucas

LR Interview: Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil McDonough, and Taboo On Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Dragonball New Pics + New Video Clip!

A Look At The Conan Script Featurette

LR Contest!!! Watchmen Merchandise Giveaway!!

Mutant Chronicles Trailer Online

Del Toro Talks Monte Cristo Gothic-Western

Comic Con: The Perfect Setting For A Heist Movie

Sci Fi's Warehouse 13 Has Gone Into Production

Wil Wheaton Collider Interview




AICN COMICS' has a little bit of everything this week; news, previews, and oh yeah...REVIEWS!

AICN interviews Dr James Kakalios - the Science Consultant on WATCHMEN! Seriously!

You Will Have An Opportunity To Watch Men At Wonder Con This Friday! In IMAX!


Quint had a chat with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons via PS3! Wanna listen?

‘You Got Her Pregnant??’ Jane Espenson Wrote Tonight’s Final-Five GALACTICA!!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Pt. 1

It’s time once again for horror at the Oscars. Sunday’s festivities were filled with folks who have worked in the genre and per usual, I feel if it’s a win for Danny Boyle, it is a win for rage-zombie fans everywhere. Seems like a lot of folks this year are veterans of Exorcist: The Beginning, Amityville: A New Generation and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Of course, the most important genre win would be Greg Cannom, a staple of 80’s horror effects; he worked on such films as Fright Night Part 2, The Lost Boys and The Howling.

Now some movies on this list might be “kinda horror.” These thrillers or genre-friendly frameworks are on the ghoulish cusp and are marked with an asterisk. (more)

Will Ledger's last role get U.S. play?

Backstage at the Oscars on Sunday night, Kate Ledger told reporters that her family is very much in the loop on her brother's final movie.

"We've seen a little bit of the footage," she said of Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," Ledger's last film. "I think it's going to be amazing."

But the comments only highlighted a larger question: When will U.S. audiences get to see it?

The head-trippy "Parnassus," about a traveling magician who gives customers more than they bargained for, is a joint production of financing entity Grosvenor Park and sales mogul Samuel Hadida of Davis Films. It was gliding along as just another independently financed production -- and product of Gilliam's funhouse imagination -- when Ledger died early last year right in the middle of production.

In a now-famous turn, the project's fate was thrown into question until Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp stepped in, with all three part of an elaborate workaround that has the actors playing different parts of Ledger's role.

That saved the production for the time being. But the sales process since then has been nearly as elaborate -- and complicated. (more)

How Street Fighter's Kristin Kreuk mastered Chun-Li's moves

There is now an entire generation for whom Street Fighter is just a video game: They're too young to remember 1994's Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle in which the Muscles from Brussels played Guile, fighting Raul Julia's Bison with the help of Ming-Na Wen's Chun-Li.

For this generation, there is Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Starring Kristin Kreuk, whom the kids know from Smallville, as the title character, Legend tells the origin of the game's iconic female fighter.

At the film's press junket last Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., Kreuk sat cross-legged and barefoot on a Beverly Hilton bed. She noshed on hotel-room pistachios, with a pink scarf shielding her neck from the unreasonably chilled central air. The following Q&A features edited excerpts of SCI FI Wire's interview. (more)

Horror Remix's DUMMY this Wednesday, Feb 25th

Horror Remix Presents... DUMMY from Edward John on Vimeo.
Movie Geek Feed will be there laughing until we throw up out of our noses. We'll also be giving away some cool promo stuff from the upcoming Nic Cage movie Knowing and some other cool junk we throw together. Thanks to Katie over at L & H for the cool Knowing promo items.

Dr. Pictionary Manhattan not content to be a pawn in our guessing games!

Not content to just be a common house party game, it appears that Dr. Pictionary Manhattan has much more to share with our feeble civilization. Our roving reporter Zech Bard happened to be at the right place at the right time (if that's what you want to call it) and captured this photo. Click above to see the whole thing (haha) for your own eyes. Once again, if you are easily offended, then don't look!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

DVD Straightjacket - Alien Raiders

A grocery store becomes a landscape for intergalactic battle in this grisly sci-fi thriller. As the Hastings Market closes down for the night, its lingering shoppers become hostages for a crack military unit that takes control of the store. The team seeks out the deadly alien intruders lurking in the aisles, with the power to inhabit the bodies of humans.

Special Features:
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Featurettes include Hidden Terror - The Making of Alien Raiders, The Special Effects of Alien Raiders, Tape #9: Sterling Explains Alien Alien Parasite Physiology and Meeting Ritter, Tape #12: Spookies Job The Alien Buster Explains His Talent; Text/Photo Galleries; Trailer Gallery; DVD-ROM Features - Whitney Cam: Blog Posts After the Buck Lake Incident

Alien Raiders is one of those rare gems you run across while doing an article like DVD Straightjacket. Once in a blue moon something that looks on the outside like it’s going to be a Sci-Fi Channel Movie of the Week grade film turns out to be something of much better quality than that. But can you blame me? When scrolling through a sci-fi or horror news site, would you think any differently if you saw the name Alien Raiders for a film?

But then I found out who was producing and writing this little project. None other than Daniel Myrick and Julia Fair from Blair Witch Project fame. Now it seems like these days people have started to write off and forget about the impact that Blair Witch had on the movie industry in the 90’s and even in filmmaking history. I believe it had as great or the same influence on indie filmmakers and that industry as Clerks did. To me, it’s like dismissing the film as a fluke or something, which is criminal. My how time cheapens and skews the real impact of something in history.

As usual, I begin to digress. To make a long story short, the film is a strange mix of The Mist and The Thing if you can imagine that. The lighting of the film is rather dark, so you have a lot left to the imagination which I thought was very cool and adds a suspenseful flavor to it. The isolated setting of the inside of the store and the parking lot gives you a very uncomfortable feeling of claustrophobia and limitation. It’s set in a small town that seems pretty cut off from civilization, leaving much to be desired in the way of technical equipment and communications. It has just enough formulaic stereotypes of these kinds of movies to make it humorous (which you can tell is what the director was going for), but at the same time mixes other elements of cinematography and camerawork together to set it apart from other films of this nature in the genre. It has the twist ending that you would expect from one of the directors of Blair Witch, but still comes off well. The testing for alien DNA gives you that stressful feeling that you feel every time you see them do the same in The Thing.

I highly recommend this to lovers of indie horror and sci-fi films. Think about it as one of those Sci Fi Channel movies that they actually got right and looks good. You will not be disappointed. (Review by Eric Shirey)

The only Oscar award I cared about

Dead@17 - The 13th Warrior Trade Paperback

With all this talk about a Dead@17 movie being made and a new monthly book being launched through Image Comics, I thought I would revisit the second trade paperback of the Viper series entitled The 13th Brother. First, I have to say that if you haven’t yet delved into this comic, you really need to do yourself a favor and read the first Compendium and get caught up. It’s a really fun book that mixes Night of the Living Dead with Buffy the Vampire Slayer – and that introduction is still doing it a great injustice. Writer and artist Josh Howard weaves together a story that features adventure, horror, religious ideology, and teen angst so well that you would think that a 16 year old girl quite possibly was dictating the whole thing to him.

As is usual, I’m late to board the cool train as this book came out quite a while ago. The art is comparable to a kind of mixture of manga, anime, and the style of Batman – The Animated Series or maybe Batman Beyond. It’s hard to explain. It has the lush colors and feel of maybe the Teen Titans show. I’m not a fan of manga at all and I like it. It’s not too manga. I’m confusing everyone, aren’t I? Google it and judge it for yourself.

The 13th Brother does a fine job of following up the first series with a very well put together storyline that interweaves the characters. It does a great job of mixing together familiar faces from the Compendium with new characters and situations. The writing sucks you in and keeps you glued to it and compels you to want to read it in one sitting. It also has a rich texture and is well drawn and colored. The only way to sum it up is to say that it’s a quality book that still somehow seems to be a little under the radar and obscure to the mass comic audience internationally. Here’s to hoping that Image helps change that. (Review by Eric Shirey)

Dr. Pictionary Manhattan

So we're playing Pictionary Man on Saturday night for my wife's birthday. You have to use this little white plastic guy and draw stuff on him so people can guess what it's supposed to be. Strangely enough, I get the category Superhero Characters and you'll never believe what character was given to me. Obviously, I didn't have time to color the whole thing blue, so I had to be a little more creative. Click on the picture above to see the only thing I could come up with. Who is it supposed to be? If easily offended, then don't look!

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Knowing Trailer

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Tron 2 Vehicles Look Like They'll Be In Good Hands.

With Tron 2 being one of the biggest sequels dorks like me are salivating over, one of the big questions is, how will the vehicles look in this newly re imagined and technologically updated virtual world?

Artist Daniel Simon has been in the futuristic game for quite a while, with his book Cosmic Motors, a collection of some of his space, car and pilot drawings.

His official website has even more cool stuff to look at and it looks like the Tron sequel will be in pretty good hands. (more)

So Who's The New Lara Croft?

Cinematical received an email with a subject line that read, simply, "I am the new Lara Croft." The image above -- which you can check out in larger form down below -- shows a mysterious actress holding an image of Lara Croft up to her eyes. Obviously this is totally post-worthy... but we can't figure out who she is.

They're thinking Emily Blunt or Amy Adams, based on that sensual-but-oh-so-sweet look she gives the camera. Last we heard on the Tomb Raider front, Warners was rebooting the franchise and Megan Fox's name was being thrown around. I don't think that's Fox in the image above (even though she looks foxy -- heh, get it?), but it's possible. Check out a larger version below and weigh in with your thoughts ...

Who is that mysterious female? (more)


Thought we would mix it up a bit and post something other that WATCHMEN! IESB has got 8 film clips from STREET FIGHTER THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI.

These vivid characters and their world are long known to fans of the iconic videogame "Street Fighter," which Capcom released in 1987. At the time, the 1-2 player game set a new precedent in two-dimensional interactive entertainment. In 1991, Capcom released to arcades, "Street Fighter II," featuring new characters and fighting styles.

The games' action and imaginatively staged fight scenes are a natural fit for a big screen translation, a fact embraced by noted producer and Hyde Park Entertainment chairman Ashok Amritraj - but only after his children, then aged 13 and 10, brought "Street Fighter" to his attention. "They really loved the game and told me I should make a movie based on it," says Amritraj. "I have them to thank for STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI." (more)

What's Next for Craven, 'Last House' Sequel or 'People Under the Stairs'?

Yes, there's even more news from last night's screening of The Last House on the Left, where BD was told by numerous individuals that if the film performs well, they will in fact fast-track a sequel. Another project still alive and well is Craven's remake of The People Under the Stairs, which we're told they're close to signing a director. "The script is looking very promising," explaining that whomever directs the movie will decide what type of tone the remake will have. "We’ll find the director and see his or her take on it really.” Both People Under the Stairs and Shocker remakes are still over at Universal Pictures. (more)