Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Join The Zombies Invading Dallas For A Free Zombieland Screening!


ATTENTION DALLAS ZOMBIES!! Join your fellow Dallas Zombies at an advanced screening of Columbia Pictures’ ZOMBIELAND (Rated R) on Thursday, October 1 at the Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane - 11170 N. Central Expressway, Dallas , TX 75243.

Participate in Texas Frightmare Weekend's Zombie Walk prior to the screening for your chance to take home one of three pairs of tickets to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2010! The best zombies will be chosen to win the following:

First place wins TWO VIP Passes to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2010!

Second Place: Two General Admission Weekend Passes to TFW 2010

Third Place: Two Friday Passes for TFW 2010

Admission is FREE but you must dress like a Zombie. To reserve your seats, RSVP by sending an email to zombielanddallas@gmail.com with the full name of each guest. You will receive a confirmation email with event details.

Response to their Zombieland screening this Thursday (October 1st) has been so overwhelming that they've had to secure a second auditorium! Same location, same time. See below for details and if you haven't signed up for what looks to be Dallas' largest zombie walk in history then what are you waiting for?

Check out the Zombieland trailer at http://www.zombieland.com.

Check out more info here.

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More Concept Art For Battle For Avatar Hits The Net...And A New Trailer With More Dialogue Coming (Yay)


Lucky us. More concept art for the upcoming sequel to Battle for Terra and Delgo has hit the internet. Oh crap...I'm sorry, I meant Avatar. There's one example of it up above and you can see more here. Marketsaw has also reported that there are going to be several more trailers being released with more dialogue (is that supposed to be a good thing after what we saw of the dialogue in the 17 minute featurette or whatever that thing was?). Here it is, straight from Marketsaw themselves:
"...there are more trailers than I can count on 2 hands. (TV spots) (featurettes) (Ubisoft promo reels) etc, etc, and yes "exclusive" content will be available on avtr.com".

He also confirmed what we have been thinking for some time now - the next trailer will feature "more than 3 lines of dialogue" :-) and further, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver will have heavier exposure as will the Na'vi.

But out of all the news - this is what I find the most interesting: We will see glimpses of future Earth and with the "Story Trailer" in particular we will see some of the "incredible performance that Sam Worthington gives as Jake". Pandora's night life will also play a role."
If you couldn't tell, I'm beside myself with excitement. I'm just glad I have someone who is actually interested in seeing this movie that does reviews so I don't have to sit through it. I'll definitely cover the film though, as it helps drive traffic to the site.

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Charlize Theron Rumored To Be Catwoman?


Even though Christopher Nolan's Inception isn't even finished yet and a first draft script probably hasn't even been started on, there are somehow still rumors about a who would do what in a new Batman movie. The latest rumor has Charlize Theron taking on the role of Catwoman in a movie that probably won't even see the light of day until 2012. Apparently, she's just as surprised as we are to hear that she is playing the part. Here's what she had to say about it in an interview with the site Digital Spy:
“It's news to me, but that's kick-ass news. I think that what has happened to that franchise is amazing, and director Chris Nolan is a genius. So I would be an idiot to not consider that.”
Would she be a good Catwoman? Most likely, yes. She's shown that she can do physically demanding roles in the past with Aeon Flux. But who really cares right now? There will be thirty more women who will be rising up from the Hollywood talent pool to become the hottest new actress by the time they get ready to cast Batman 3.

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Interview with Emma Stone for Zombieland


Check out an interview up above with actress Emma Stone about her role as Wichita in the upcoming horror / comedy Zombieland. She discusses her character, the movie's script, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg. Footage used with permission of Sony Pictures.

Two men have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss -- but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-totin', zombie-slayin' badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

Zombieland is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Amber Heard.

The movie lumbers into theaters this coming Friday, October 2nd.

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Paranormal Activity Expands This Weekend...And Dallas Is One Of The Cities!


Very cool news for the people who live in the cities where the very much talked about Paranormal Activity is expanding into this weekend. I'm in one of those lucky cities - Dallas, TX. Check out the press release that Paramount sent out announcing the whole thing. Note: There will be midnight screenings!
For Immediate Release

MORE THAN 230,000 FANS “DEMAND” PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
FANS SPUR THE FILM’S OPENING IN TWENTY ADDITIONAL CITIES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Midnight Screenings Open October 2nd at 12:01am

HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 28, 2009) –The ParanormalMovie.com website has been deluged with over 230,000 “demands” from coast-to-coast, prompting Paramount Pictures to expand the new thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY to 20-additional cities across the country beginning this Friday, October 2nd.

The cities with the highest demand, include Los Angeles, CA (Arclight Hollywood); New York, NY (AMC Empire); Chicago, IL (AMC River East); Dallas, TX (AMC Northpark); Houston, TX (AMC Studio); San Diego, CA (AMC Mission Valley); Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Tempe Marketplace); San Francisco, CA (AMC Metreon); Philadelphia, PA (National Amusement Bridge); Atlanta, GA (Atlantic Station); Miami, FL (AMC Adventure); San Antonio, TX (AMC Huebner Oaks); Las Vegas, NV (Rave Town Square); Minneapolis, MN (AMC Rosedale); Denver, CO (Regal Continental); Detroit, MI (AMC Forum); DC/Baltimore (AMC Georgetown); Sacramento, CA (Cinemark Complex 14); San Jose, CA (AMC Mercado); and Tampa, FL (AMC Veterans). The film will continue to play exclusively as a midnight only showing.

Called “one of the scariest movies of all time” by Bloody-Disgusting.com, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY played to sold-out crowds in exclusive midnight showings in cities across the country this past weekend, with fans driving great distances to be among the first to see the film in their town. Tickets for the existing 12-markets are quickly selling out, including Seattle, WA (Neptune); Ann Arbor, MI (State); Durham, SC (Southpoint 16); Baton Rouge, LA (RAVE Mall of Louisiana 15); Boulder, CO (Cinemark 16); Columbus, OH (Studio 35); Orlando, FL (AMC Universal Cineplex); Madison, WI (Marcus Eastgate 16); Santa Cruz, CA (Del Mar 3); State College, PA (Premiere College 9); Tucson, AZ (El Con); and Lincoln, NE (Ross Media Center).

In PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, after a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Directed, written and produced by Oren Peli, the innovative thriller stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat. The film was produced by Jason Blum. Steven Schneider served as executive producer.

Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TweetYourScream, where you can find reactions from these screenings, press reviews, and future engagement announcements.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY not playing in your area? DEMAND IT! Bring it to your city by visiting ParanormalMovie.com.
This movie looks like it's going to be a huge indie sensation in the vein of Clerks, Blair Witch Project, and others.

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DVD Straightjacket - Superman / Batman: Public Enemies


Synopsis:
A desperate solution for a troubled country: Lex Luthor for President with the Justice League in the service of the government. Only Batman and Superman stand against the new regime – and their disloyalty proves to be exactly what Luthor intended. Using their outcast status to instigate a scandal against Superman, Luthor finally tastes a victory in his vendetta against The Man of Steel.

Special Features (2-Disc Set):
The Blackest Night: Inside the DC Comics Event
Behind the scenes of Blackest Night, the epic DC superhero event in which the dead shall rise.

A Test of Minds
Superman and Batman featurette with Jeph Loeb, giving viewers a fresh and revitalized look at the team-up of Superman and Batman working together despite their often competitive and challenging relationship.

Dinner with DC: With Special Guest Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy joins the crew for dinner to discuss their creative approach and what the Superman/Batman team-up means. The evening will be hosted by Voice Director Andrea Romano, Producer Bruce Timm, and DC’s Gregory Noveck.

Plus, an “extended sneak peak” at the next DCU film and two Justice League Unlimited episodes chosen by Bruce Timm. The Blu-Ray version has four more cartoon episodes.

Other featurettes include "Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess," "Batman Gotham Knight: An Anime Revolution," "From Graphic Novel to Original Animated Movie - Justice League: The New Frontier," and "Green Lantern: First Flight - The Animated Movie Sneak Peek."

Review:
Superman / Batman: Public Enemies
is a fan boys dream come true. This straight-to-DVD flick has everything a comic book fan could ever want. DC has thrown everything AND the kitchen sink into this project. The action never lets up.

DC definitely put together a really impressive list of creative minds to create this truly stellar animated film. Director Sam Liu comes with a resume that includes the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Hulk Vs., The Batman series, Max Steel series, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, Godzilla: The Series, and Extreme Ghostbusters. Then add Stan Berkowitz (Transformers: Animated, Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman, Justice League: The New Frontier, Superman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man) to script the film from the original graphic novel, written by Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, Hulk, Superman / Batman) and drawn by Ed McGuiness (Deadpool, Vampirella, Wolverine, Superman / Batman) and you've got a great combination.

They also spared no expense when it came to actors they chose to do the voices. You've got animated Batman veteran Kevin Conroy, who has voiced the caped crusader in pretty much every incarnation of the character since 1992 (except The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Superman is again voiced by Tim Daly, who has done the job since 1996 in the original animated series, the movies, and video games. Clancy Brown also returns to the role of Lex Luthor, who he has voiced the arch nemesis since the animated series in 1996. The film also features a multitude of well-known actors voicing other characters as well - LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine), Tony Todd (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Candyman, The Rock, Star Trek, 24: Redemption), Hector Elizondo (Monk, Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Jerry O'Connell (Sliders, Scream 2, Jerry Maguire, Stand By Me), and Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Alien Trespass, The X-Files, Fire in the Sky). This impressive list of talent leads me to my next point as to why this is every geek's favorite new animated movie. It has so many cameos from different heroes and villains that it had my head spinning at times. You've got Captain Marvel, Captain Atom, Hawkman, Bane, Solomon Grundy, Lex Luthor, Mr. Freeze, Metallo, Power Girl (voiced by Allison Mack of Smallville), and several more.

One thing that is noticeable right off the bat is that this is not the typical animation these movies usually have. It really looks like they were trying to get away from the style of Justice League, Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond, so they could try something new. It's kind of awkward feeling at first, but after a few minutes you get used to the new style and move on to just enjoy this visually.

I really don't know how they could have made this better. Maybe a bit stronger story and a little longer run time, but I kind of like the short get-to-the point animated features the best. There really is nothing left to want for. I mean, they even have a giant robot made in Japan that is half Batman and half Superman. You read it right - a giant Superman / Batman robot. Oh, and I also failed to mention the giant chunk of Kryptonite that is heading for the Earth. What story with Superman involved would be complete without the green stuff? (Review by Eric Shirey)


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News Bites:


Headlines...

Terminator rights up for sale again (but don't worry...much)

3 Twilight New Moon Group Posters

Green Lantern To Jump The Border Into Mexico? Will A Yellow Pinata Be His Downfall?

'Halloween 3D' Postponed?

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'Summer' director looking for 'Love'

Tillman in talks to direct 'Faster'

Unique sparks to 'Shiver'

4 ways Free Enterprise 2 will be The Wrath of Shatner

'Resident Evil: Afterlife' Officially Begins Production

New Director Getting Behind the Camera for 'Prisoners'

Chat with 'Zombieland' Star Jesse Eisenberg!

Spike TV's Scream 2009, Some Predictions, Get Your Vote On!

Where Are The Wild Things? They're In This Clothing Store!

Fun Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer! For Reals!

Mickey Rourke Whiplashes His Way Into Your Heart

Two New Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3-D Clips

Studio Ghibli Has Three Films on the Horizon

Hey, Yo! Chick Out Dis New Picdure A Me In Da Expindabills.

Astro Boy Permitted China Release on Oct. 23

Edward James Olmos on The Green Hornet

Tim Daly discusses Voicing the Man of Steel in "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" available TODAY on DVD & Blu-ray

Columbia picks up 'Supermax' spec

First look at Robert Rodriguez's bloody, violent Predators

A Better Look at Ti West's 80's Homage 'House of the Devil'

Official Website Launched for 'Saw VI'

Official One Sheet Debut for 'The Crazies' Remake!

First Look at Amanda in Lionsgate's 'Saw VI'!!!

Two 'Children of the Corn' Promo Trailers

Norton on the Avengers

1-1 With Ruben Fleischer On Zombieland

John Leguizamo Pulls Double Duty

Video Interview: Rob Hall: Almost Human Part 2

Dave Parker & Robert Burnett Talk The Hills Run Red

Will the Iron Man 2 Villains Team-Up?

Zombieland Director And Stars Talk Sequel Potential

Entire Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack Streaming Free Online

New Featurette For A Christmas Carol

Scott Bakula Knows As Little About A Quantum Leap Movie As You Do

Monday, September 28, 2009

Check Out Some More Christmas Carol Footage


Check out the new trailer for Disney's upcoming A Christmas Carol. As much as I have not been impressed with Robert Zemeckis' other animated films, this one actually looks really well done. I saw the trailer / featurette for the film in 3D at the Train Tour that Disney did for this and it looked beautiful.

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.

A Christmas Carol is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn, and Bob Hoskins.

The movie comes out on November 6th.

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Teaser Trailer For Elm Street Remake Goes Live!


It's finally here! The teaser trailer for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Krueger is posted above in all it's gory...I mean glory. The trailer even has some hints at classic recreated scenes they've done in tribute to the original, obviously. This actually looks like it's going to be pretty good.

A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by Samuel Bayer and stars Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, Kellan Lutz, Katie Cassidy, Clancy Brown, and Connie Britton.

The film comes out April 30th, 2010.

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Interview With Woody Harrelson For Zombieland


Check out the interview above with Woody Harrelson about his character Tallahassee in the upcoming horror comedy Zombieland. He discusses what type of film it is, Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin, the writers Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese, and director Ruben Fleischer. Interview used with permission of Sony Pictures.

Two men have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss -- but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-totin', zombie-slayin' badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

Zombieland is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Amber Heard.

The movie lumbers into theaters this coming Friday, October 2nd.

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Are You Ready To Witness Paranormal Activity?


You can check out the trailer up above for one of the most talked about indie horror films. Paranormal Activity, which was made on abudget of $15,000, has been raved about by some very highly respected sources. Read what some of them had to say:

Paranormal Activity is one of the scariest movies of all-time. You will be affected as it’s hard to ignore the imprint it leaves on your psyche. Nightmares are guaranteed.” - Brad Miska BLOODY-DISGUSTING

“The entire auditorium was freaked out of their minds…people were physically shaken.” - DREAD CENTRAL

“SO SCARY! Just when you thought it was safe to close your eyes…GOOD LUCK GOING TO SLEEP!” - Harry Knowles AINT IT COOL NEWS

“…GENUINELY HORRIFYING…” - FILM THREAT

There's also been a story printed in the Los Angeles Times about how in "early 2008, (Steven Spielberg's) DreamWorks studio was trying to decide whether it wanted to be a part of the micro-budgeted supernatural thriller. As the story goes, Spielberg had taken a "Paranormal Activity" DVD to his Pacific Palisades estate, and not long after he watched it, the door to his empty bedroom inexplicably locked from the inside, forcing him to summon a locksmith.

While Spielberg didn't want the "Paranormal Activity" disc anywhere near his home -- he brought the movie back to DreamWorks in a garbage bag, colleagues say -- he very much shared his studio's enthusiasm for director Oren Peli's haunting story about the demonic invasion of a couple's suburban tract house."

The trailer does look like it should be a pretty cool movie. I'll definitely check it out when it gets to the Dallas area. You can actually go here to demand that they bring it to your city.

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban "starter" tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Paranormal Activity is directed by Oren Peli.

The movie came out yesterday at midnight in select cities all over. Here's a list of the lucky places it's playing right now:

Austin ( Alamo Draft House)
Seattle ( Neptune )
Ann Arbor, Michigan (State)
Durham, North Carolina (Southpoint 16)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (RAVE Mall of Louisiana 15)
Boulder, Colorado (Cinemark 16)
Columbus, Ohio (Studio 35)
Orlando, Florida (AMC Universal Cineplex)
Madison, Wisconsin (Marcus Eastgate 16)
Santa Cruz, California (Del Mar 3)
State College, Pennsylvania ( Premiere College 9)
Tucson, Arizona (El Con)
Lincoln, Nebraska (Ross Media Center)

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Interview With Ricky Gervais For The Invention Of Lying


Check out this interview with Ricky Gervais about his character Mark Bellison in the upcoming fantasy comedy The Invention of Lying. He also co-wrote, directed, and produced the film. He discusses the story, Jennifer garner's character, Rob Lowe's character, the whole cast, enjoying the creative process, and the dificulties of portraying a world where no one knows how to lie. This interview is used with permission of Warner Bros. Pictures.

In an alternate reality, lying -- even the concept of a lie -- does not even exist. Everyone -- from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street -- speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

The Invention of Lying is directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. It stars Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., and Jeffrey Tambor.

The film comes out this coming Friday, October 2nd.

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Headlines:

First Look at Night of the Living Dead: Origins

Imaginarium Poster Kicks Your Parnassus

First Full Toy Story 3 Trailer Seen

New Book of Eli trailer

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Relativity gets revenge with 'Rubicon'

Nearly 40 Hi-Res 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Screen Grabs!

Danny Trejo Scores a Role in 'Predators' Remake!

A Bloody New Hi-Res Look at 'REC 2'

'Paranormal Activity' Director Wants to Thank You...

Corey Feldman Talks 'Lost Boys: The Thirst'

Casting and Distribution Update on Tales of an Ancient Empire

Romero Discusses the Future of the Dead

Sequel To Woody Harrelson's Defendor Already Planned

Cirque Du Freak Cast Set For A Sequel

Kristen Bell talks about Astro Boy that is

Lionsgate Discovers 'The Vatican Tapes'

Interview: 'REC 2' Directors Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza!

A Look Back: 'The Blair Witch Project's' Tenth Anniversary

Danielle Harris to Topline 'Night of the Living Dead: Origins'

Four Clips From Thomas Jane's 'Dark Country'

'Cabin Fever 2' Could Be Coming in February

Two New Clips From Warner Premiere's 'Trick 'r Treat'

Jingle My Bells! It's A New Clip Of Disney's A Christmas Carol!

Twilight Saga: New Moon Dream Sequence Photo

Early Info on Non-Disclosure: Haunted

Spike to Have its West Coast Premiere at Shriekfest 09

ET's Second Iron Man 2 Set Visit Piece

Interview: Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone are Fighting For Their Lives in ZOMBIELAND

Abbie Cornish Talks Sucker Punch's "Girl Gang"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Iron Man 2 Set Visit - ET Video


Check out the full five minute long footage from Entertainment Tonight's Iron Man 2 set visit up above. There's some interviews with the stars and behind-the-scenes footage.

Iron Man 2 is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg, and Olivia Munn.

The film is set to hit theaters on May 7, 2010.

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Swamp Thing Actor Dick Durock Dies


I haven't seen this reported anywhere and I think it's a shame. Veteran actor and stuntman Dick Durock died last week from a long battle with pancreatic cancer at his home in Oak Park, Calif. He was 72.

Durock is best known for the title role in the two movie adaptations of DC Comics' Swamp Thing (1982). The first Swamp Thing movie was directed by horror legend Wes Craven and nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film in 1983. The sequel to the film, The Return of Swamp Thing (1989), is regarded to be quite campy and cheesy but has become a cult classic. The movies even spawned a TV series in 1990 that Durock played the environmentally-minded super hero monster in for 71 episodes. In a 2008 interview, Durock said that "At the end of the day you're wearing 80 pounds of wet latex plus all the chemicals on your face. It sure isn't sunglasses and autographs, I'll tell ya." His older sister, Judy Schenk, said that "He loved it. He loved doing those crazy things."

Besides Swamp Thing, Durock did stunt work for Star Trek, The Poseidon Adventure, The A-Team, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Monster Squad, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and many, many more. He also starred in a ton of projects, including Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Incredible Hulk. He actually appeared and worked on over 700 films throughout his career.

Here's a little more from the article about the actor's death from the South Bend Tribune website:

Durock was born in South Bend on Jan. 18, 1937, the fourth of five children of David and Sadie Durock. The family lived on the city's south side, in the 3100 block of South Michigan Street, Richard Durock's older sister, Judy Schenk, said. David Durock worked for Studebaker and Sadie Durock was a homemaker.

When Dick Durock was 9, Schenk said, Sadie Durock suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, leaving David Durock to care for the couple's children on his own.

Dick Durock remained in South Bend until the age of 13 or 14, his sister said, when he moved with his father and younger sister to New Jersey. There, he finished high school, she said, and then enrolled in the Marines. Later, he moved to Massachusetts, where he stayed for a time with his older sister, Mitzi Varrichione, and her husband, Frank Varrichione, a Notre Dame graduate and member of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.

In the early 1960s, Frank Varrichione was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, Schenk said, and he and Mitzi Varrichione moved west. Dick Durock soon followed, she said, and before long began getting work as a Hollywood stuntman.

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Lost Boys 3 Moving Right Along Without Haim!


Well, there's finally a title for and some solid news about the sequel The Lost Boys, Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs (if you're a comic book geek, too), and Lost Boys: The Tribe. The official title of the film will be Lost Boys 3: The Thirst. It will star Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog and supposedly another original cast member from the first film. Jamison Newlander is said to be returning in the role of his brother Alan, who has been turned into a vampire. That should prove to add a little spice to the storyline and script.

Another couple bits of info we've ran across is who's directing and writing the upcoming straight-to-DVD flick. The film is being helmed by Dario Piana, who directed The Deaths of Ian Stone which was one of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For. It's being scripted by Evan Charnov, who's only other writing credit is an unreleased TV movie called Fearless. Lost Boys 3 is set to start shooting in South Africa in November.

A synopsis has been released for the project through Bloody Disgusting, as well. Check it out:
When veteran vampire hunter Edgar Frog finds himself destitute and almost friendless, he thinks his life has hit bottom; but wealthy vampire-romance novelist Gwen Liebling offers him a small fortune to go on the vampire hunt of a lifetime and rescue her son Peter from the Alpha Vampire D.J. Dusk. With the help of his friends Zoe, Lars, and Blake, Edgar heads into a bloody battle to exterminate evil.
Alright. This is what I want to know. And I know I've brought it up before, but I haven't gotten an answer that satisfies me from anyone. Why is Jason Patric not in this movie? Surely he couldn't cost that much to get in this thing. I mean, where is he? I know he has a role in the upcoming comic book movie The Losers, but besides that and the 2004 movie The Alamo what has he really done since accidently pissing his career away in Speed 2: Cruise Control?

According to Corey Haim's official website on April 15th of 2009, "...as of now, he does not have any plans to participate in the film and no discussions have taken place for his involvement." There's been a couple of updates since that one, but nothing new said about Lost Boys 3. I would make a safe bet that he won't be in it, which really is too bad. I thought his cameo at the end of Lost Boys 2 was fun and there really could have been a story there to mine from.

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Pandorum Review

Synopsis:
When two men emerge from a deep sleep in the middle of space, they discover that they have no memories of who they are and where they're going. But their memory loss pales in comparison to the problem of the murderous warriors on board their ship who don't want to leave anyone alive.

Review:
I just never know what to expect from horror / sci-fi films. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I can't think of too many times where it didn't work. I guess there's Supernova, Doom, Virus, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, and other films like that. But there's also the Alien movies, the first Species, Pitch Black, Event Horizon, and even the Resident Evil movies that hit the nail on the head. I would have to say Pandorum does a pretty decent job of hammering it down.

Pandorum is loud, noisy, and has more gore than I think most "regular" moviegoers are probably used to. That being said, it also strives to be intelligent and arty. It's kind of a strange mix. It melds together elements of such films as Event Horizon, Alien, Resident Evil, and even The Poseidon Adventure. I mean, the whole film is about a guy trying to reach the reactor of the ship to turn it back on. Just imagine Gene Hackman (or Kurt Russell, if you've only seen the remake Poseidon) and company trying to get off the ship before it breaks apart...but they're being chased by cannibalistic monsters that look similar to the creatures in The Descent and seem to have superhuman strength and speed.

The acting in the film for the most part is pretty decent. Dennis Quaid comes off kind of cheesy a few times and some of the dialogue for the other characters could have been spruced up a bit. There's really nothing to cry about, though. I was kind of excited to see that Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, Blade II, Deuces Wild, Gossip, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow) was in this, but was disappointed when his character gets dragged off a mere five minutes after he hits the screen.

The special effects and cinematography were very stylistic. The scene of the "mutant" cannibal lair where they're all piled on each other and intertwined was reminiscent of the scene in Alien Resurrection where Ripley is lying with all the Aliens in their lair. Now imagine having to crawl through them covered in their skin to get to where you need to go. Yes, it is pretty nerve-wracking and disturbing. The ferocious way the "mutants" run, attack, and eat their prey is also a big visual highlight.

You can tell that the writer of this film really did try to do something intelligent and new, while treading on some familiar ground. There's a pretty decent story lying under all the visual hocus-pocus and gore. I actually liked the end (one of them, at least), even though I could see it coming a mile away. I wanted to write that I didn't like it, but I just can't. It worked so well within the frame of the story.

Is Pandorum a groundbreaking film? No. Is it going to shock genre fans and be the next big thing? No. Is it a good movie that entertains, but at the same time doesn't dumb anything down story wise for action and gore? Yes. Like I said earlier, your "normal" Friday night movie-going audience will probably find it more shocking and gory than us genre gore hounds. It was still a good watch. (Review by Eric Shirey)

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Surrogates Review


In what could possibly be our future, people have been replaced by “surrogates”. Remote controlled robots that are beautiful and perfect replacing human lives in the real world. Bruce Willis plays a cop named Tom Greer who along with his partner Peters (Radha Mitchell) must investigate a murder of a surrogate and the host human. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it is based on the 2005 graphic novel by Robert Venditti.

If you have ever played a Sims game, or ventured into 2nd Life you would have an idea of existence through a computer generated avatar. With a surrogate you have the ability to be anyone - male or female - and be any age. You could go to work and play just living through this idealized version of yourself. The surrogates were originally created to give people with extreme disabilities the ability to communicate. The technology was later used by the military. Eventually it was made available to everyone else by VSI, the company that mass produces surrogate bodies and regulates its use.

Bruce Willis is Tom Greer, looking like a young version of himself with long blonde hair and a ton of botox. Surrogates appear all smooth with good teeth. They are strong, can withstand damage, and sometimes have to endure loaners while their “synth” is sent in for repairs. The use of surrogates has virtually wiped out violent crime since a surrogate can’t really be hurt, and is easily replaced. So it is unusual when a couple of murders occur outside a club in Boston. The victim’s surrogate was fried and the overload caused the human's brain to melt. One of the victims turns out to be the son of Dr. Lionel Canter (James Cromwell), the inventor of the surrogates. Dr. Canter was ousted from his company and lives in well guarded isolation.

Not everyone in this world thinks having a human substitute is a good thing. People who don’t want to indulge in this vanity live in the Dorchester compound where machines are not allowed. They are led by Ving Rhames as The Prophet who preaches that revolution is near and the humans will take back the world. When Greer pursues the murderer through the compound, the humans destroy his surrogate. He is forced to face life and solve the crime using his old and battered human form.

The surrogates are CGI enhanced to look like pretty and defect-free versions of people. It’s an interesting concept with rehashed plot points from Wall-E, I Robot, and James Cameron’s Avatar. While the story is not necessarily strong, its momentum relies completely on Bruce’s performance. Willis imbibes Greer with more emotion than his normal stock reactions and glib dialogue as a man suffering from the loss of his child and who wants to interact once more with his wife as a person and not a machine. The broader message of the movie speaks of how our booming technology can easily be misused and isolate us from the world as we become more dependent on computers to communicate with social portals rather than face to face. But it still begs the question. If you could look like anyone, would your ideal avatar really look like young Bruce Willis with long blond hair? (Review by Reesa Cruz-Hawkins)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

41 Pics From The New Moon Set!


Check out one of the new pictures from a set of 41 that were taken behind the scenes of the Toronto movie shoot of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Most of the pics are of Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristin Stewart), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) doing whatever they need to do in their scenes. There's one picture of bella looking at herself in bed that's kind of freaky. The dummy they're using looks disturbingly real. Also, Taylor Lautner's abs are a little too picture perfect - they almost look fake. I'm sure the girls will love it, though. You can check out the rest over here.

Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, and Chaske Spencer.

The movie hits theaters on November 20th.

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Interview with Antje Traue for Pandorum


Here's an interview with Antje Traue about her role as Nadia in the upcoming sci-fi horror movie Pandorum. She discusses working with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, the sets in the film, her makeup and costume, and director Christian Alvart. Footage used with permission of Constantin Film/Impact Pictures and Overture Films.

For more interviews and videos, check out our YouTube Channel here.

When two men emerge from a deep sleep in the middle of space, they discover that they have no memories of who they are and where they're going. But their memory loss pales in comparison to the problem of the murderous warriors on board their ship who don't want to leave anyone alive.

Pandorum is directed by Christian Alvart and stars Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Norman Reedus, and Cung Le.

The movie hits theaters this coming Friday, September 25th.

Interview with Radha Mitchell for Surrogates


Here's an interview with Radha Mitchell about her role as Peters in the upcoming sci-fi movie adaptation of the graphic novel Surrogates. She discusses the graphic novel, her character, Surrogacy, and the movie's message. Footage used with permission of Walt Disney Pictures.

For more interviews and videos, check out our YouTube Channel here.

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

Surrogates is directed by Jonathan Mostow and stars Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, and James Cromwell.

The movie hits theaters on September 25th.

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DVD Straightjacket - Humanity's End


Synopsis:
In the future humans will become extinct and hybrid races will begin to take over the universe. With the threat of human extinction eminent, the last remaining humans must fight to keep their race alive.

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Review:
Have you ever watched a movie and said to yourself "This is like a Frankenstein's monster of a film"? What I mean by that is you're watching the movie and it is painfully obvious that all the writer or director or whoever did was take different parts of other movies and put them in his own. That's basically what you get with Humanity's End.

The movie was actually a lot more intelligent than your run of the mill SyFy Channel Saturday Night fodder. It had a story that at least attempted to be a bit more original than everything else out there, but it's handicap of basing elements on other films really does affect it in the end. The lead character is basically a caricature of Han Solo. He's got the swagger, the sarcasm, the blatant disregard of the "rules", and any other personality traits you can think of the captain of the Millennium Falcon having. The bad guys look like cheap versions of the Borg from Star Trek - literally to the T.

The special effects have this weird kind of Chronicles of Riddick meets Mutant Chronicles meets Sin City CGI thing going on. It actually kind of looks cool and not as goofy as a lot of straight-to-DVD effects. The scenery is definitely pretty clean. Even the insides of the ships don't look like they were shot in a rented storage unit that they just kept moving the props around in to make it look like a different set.

The beginning voiceover and synopsis of what has happened up until the movie starts is a bit long-winded and annoying, but I really did have to give them props for trying to make this film epic and, like I said before, not just some straight-up copycat sci-fi drivel. Even the music was more sophisticated. It was actually symphonic and emotional versus the typical techno or beat driven synth soundtrack you get accompanying these types of films.

I can't really recall every movie this brought to mind as I watched it, but I can tell you that if you do see it, you to will get that feeling of deja vu. Humanity's End is an entertaining, humorous, and somewhat serious attempt at doing something original in the science fiction genre. If you need a sci-fi fix on a Saturday night, you might want to hunt this down at your local Blockbuster (if the one by you wasn't one of the 1,000 recently shut down). (Review by Eric Shirey)



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Get Ready For Texas Frightmare Weekend 2010


Everybody better get prepared for the biggest horror convention in the south! Texas Frightmare Weekend is coming sooner than you think. Check out the details below:

Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to announce the first five guests for our fifth annual horror convention and film festival April 30-May 2, 2010 in Dallas. As part of this 5th Anniversary celebration, we're honoring "Fright Favorites" of past shows as well as welcoming many new faces fans won't want to miss.

Betsy Palmer, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley were with us at the very beginning in 2006. Demand for The Devil's Rejects stars was so great, in fact, we invited them back the very next year. Meanwhile, Mrs. Voorhees has consistently remained among our top fan requests, making the Friday the 13th matriarch's return for this anniversary celebration a must.

Doug Bradley charmed fans in 2007 as TFW joined with Anchor Bay Entertainment in saluting Hellraiser's 20th anniversary. Doug's portrayed one of horror's most iconic characters throughout the franchise's eight-film run. Unlike his victims, we're thrilled Pinhead is paying us a return visit.

Plus, as promised, we're pleased to welcome one of many first-time fright faves too! Superman squeeze and Amityville Horror evictee Margot Kidder kicks off our salute to Black Christmas -- the 1974 precursor to the slasher genre that stacked bodies high into the '80s.

Room reservations are now open for April 30-May 2, 2010 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel DFW Airport in Irving, Texas. Act now to receive our exclusive TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND reduced rate of $124 by reserving online or dialing (972) 929-8400.

Discounted weekend and day passes are also on sale in our online store. Vendor spaces are also available and expected to fill quickly as our incredible roster of fright favorites grows!

Check out the commercial for the event by clicking on the image above. You can go here to get more info.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Interview With Dennis Quaid For Pandorum


In this interview for the upcoming sci-fi / horror film Pandorum, Dennis Quaid talks about his role as Payton. The actor discusses working with director Christian Alvart and having dreams of going to outer space. Footage used with permission of Constantin Film/Impact Pictures and Overture Films. Click up above to check it out.

For more interviews and videos, check out our YouTube Channel here.

When two men emerge from a deep sleep in the middle of space, they discover that they have no memories of who they are and where they're going. But their memory loss pales in comparison to the problem of the murderous warriors on board their ship who don't want to leave anyone alive.

Pandorum is directed by Christian Alvart and stars Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Norman Reedus, and Cung Le.

The movie hits theaters this coming Friday, September 25th.

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Interview With Bruce Willis For Surrogates


Here's an interview with actor Bruce Willis about his role as Greer in the upcoming sci-fi movie Surrogates. In the interview he discusses his attraction to the project, the history of Surrogacy, the movie and the cast, doing his own stunts, and the murder mystery aspect of the film. Footage used with permission of Walt Disney Pictures.

For more interviews and videos, check out our YouTube Channel here.

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

Surrogates is directed by Jonathan Mostow and stars Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, and James Cromwell.

The movie hits theaters on September 25th.

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