Archive for October, 2009
Deal: ‘Angel’ Seasons 1-5 DVD Box Set
October 26th, 2009 at 8:48 am | |
Movie Review: Astro Boy
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Angel: Seasons 1-5 Collectors Set DVD box set for only $52.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $139.98).
Last time this baby was on sale it came out to less than twelve bucks each. NOW, for the sale price of $52.99 it would be like paying around $10.60 for each of the five individual seasons of Angel on DVD. That’s an insane bargain! This is definitely the lowest I’ve ever seen this box set go for.
This 30-disc DVD box set includes all five seasons of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer spin-off starring David Boreanaz (Bones) and comes with a companion booklet, a letter to fans from series creator Joss Whedon, and plenty of bonus features [...]
October 25th, 2009 at 10:55 am | |
Directed by David Bowers
Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Freddie Highmore
Written by David Bowers and Timothy Harris
Release Date: October 23, 2009
I learned several things Saturday morning when I watched Astro Boy. For one thing, when watching a cartoon movie, one should expect a sea of crying, whispering, and gurgling children no matter what time the movie starts. Another thing I learned, and this one is pretty important for me, is that no matter how old I get, it is nice to know that I still can be affected by a cartoon that has heart.
Astro Boy, based on the popular Japanese anime Mighty Atom, tells the tale of Tobie Tenama (Freddie Highmore). Tobie is caught in a middle of dangerous science experiment conducted by his father Dr. Bill Tenama (Nicolas Cage) and is killed instantly. Dr. Tenama is devastated and in his sorrow, he creates an exact robotic copy of his boy. Thus, Astro Boy is born.
Now a fair warning to those who are familiar with the anime: I had no prior knowledge of the anime before I stepped into the movie [...]
‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Title Treatment
October 24th, 2009 at 1:17 pm | |
The Geeks Of Doom Guide To Geeky Halloween Costumes
Hola vamps and wolfies! Quick update with some more big news out of the Twilight camp WOOOO!!!
26 days before the release of New Moon, Summit Entertainment has released the title treatment for the next installment in the series, Twilight Saga: Eclipse! It is BAD ASS MY FRIENDS BAD F’IN ASS. ‘Course that’s just my opinion, have a look for yourself here at right – click the image for the full large view.
The simple silver and red, the metallic look to the letters…amazing and I think it gives a tiny insight into the darker, more violent take in Eclipse [...]
October 24th, 2009 at 10:31 am | |
We at Geeks of Doom love Halloween. The smell in the air, the leaves changing color to mark the occasion, and all of the old edited horror movies playing over and over on your TV make it one of the most entertaining and exciting times of year.
Back in 2006, we compiled a list of some of the best geek costumes on the market for those of you who do not yet have an idea as to what you want to be. It’s already been three years now, so we thought it was about time to compile another epic list of costume options for the undecided (which includes myself).
While checking these costumes out, keep some things in mind — most importantly: pretty much every costume that you see will have multiple styles of varying price and quality. The majority of the ones we have here are in the $30-$50 range, but you can find really high-quality “Deluxe” versions of the costume that will run you in the $100-$200 dollar range. These are for the folks who have money to spare and love authenticity. If you’re out of your freakin’ mind, there’s even Batman and Darth Vader costumes that will run you $700+ dollars. If you don’t like the one we’ve linked to, just search the character and check out all of the others that exist. Most costumes have children’s versions available, too. We’ve included some great kids’ costumes, but if you find an adult one you’d like for the little ones, just search it out! [...]
Deal: ‘The Omen’ Blu-ray Collection
October 24th, 2009 at 9:35 am | |
Cast of ‘New Moon’ To Embark On 15-City Tour
The Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Omen Collection on Blu-ray for only $44.99 (that’s 65% off the list price of $129.98).
This Blu-ray collection contains the 1976 classic film The Omen, our first encounter with spawn of Satan, Damien, as well as its sequels Damien: Omen II (1978) and Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). The set also includes the 2006 remake, known as 666: The Omen.
All the original movies come with feature commentary, with the first film having several commentries, including one by director Richard Donner. The Omen also has a trivia track and deleted scenes, as well as features pertaining to the remake [...]
October 23rd, 2009 at 10:40 pm | |
Hold onto your hats cats and kittens, this is some huge freakin’ info hot off the press release… Big huge colossal breaking Twilight Saga news!
Summit Entertainment is giving Twilight fans the chance to meet cast members of The Twilight Saga: New Moon with a nationwide cast tour, hitting 15 cities!
The nationwide tour kicks off on the left coast in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Friday, November 6th. This special event will include performances by several bands from the New Moon Soundtrack including Death Cab for Cutie and Band of Skulls. Afterwards, fans will be able to attend a Question and Answer forum with many of the New Moon cast members (holy sparkly vampires…could I BE more excited?)
But have no fear if you don’t live in LA LA Land…this event will be making stops in 15 cities across the US of A from November 6 through November 19. Fans in each city can participate in New Moon activities (not sure what this will include, but I for one will willingly allow Edward to suck my err…kiss or any of the Wolf Pack boys to imprint on me) and vie for film-related prizes. As in the LA event, a Q&A session will be the finale of each event. Certain cities will also have select New Moon soundtrack artists performing during the event [...]
‘New Moon’ Update: Magazine Covers & Merchandise
October 23rd, 2009 at 8:40 pm | |
27 days and counting until the New Moon premiere WOOOOOOOO!!!!
A ton of publications featuring the cast are set to hit newsstands in the coming weeks. Kristen Stewart is gracing the covers of several mags including Allure, Seventeen, GQ and Interview. And of course, there’s the usual smattering of TwiGossip in all the gossip rags, but this Chik doesn’t like to patronize the paparazzi so I don’t buy ‘em – most of the pics can be found elsewhere anyhoo.
Some of the lesser known (for now) stars of The Twilight Saga have been doing some interviews and sharing great behind the scenes info. Jackson Rathbone, who plays the long-suffering reluctant veggie vamp Jasper Hale, says on Eclipse “It’s actually the first time Bella and Jasper interact that’s longer than one sentence, or me attacking her. Kristen and I kept saying it was really nice to get to work together because we had never had a chance to really, kind of, like, get into some dialogue.” Read the entire interview on MTV [...]
First Official Image Of The New ‘A-Team’ Together
October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm | |
A short time ago, someone was able to snap a photo of the cast of Joe Carnahan‘s (Smokin’ Aces) new TV show adaptation, The A-Team while on the set (Read: Super Geek Peek: New Images From ‘Green Hornet,’ ‘A-Team’ & More!). The image was decent, but it was far away and it looked like they were on break, so it was hard to go nutty over. Now the very first official image of the group together has been released, and you get a really strong idea of how the characters will look and how they’ve modernized some small things.
In the image is Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Wedding Crashers) as Face; former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus; Liam Neeson (Kingdom of Heaven, Taken) as Hannibal; and Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Murdoch.
Click on over to the other side to check out the brand new first image of the gang together, and for comparison’s sake, I’ve included a lovely little photo of the original cast above, so feel free to click and compare away. [...]
Good Choices Or Bad Choices: ‘Fable 3′ To Use Project Natal, Charge For Items?
October 23rd, 2009 at 1:13 pm | |
In an announcement that comes as no surprise at all, Lionhead Studios Creative Director Peter Molyneaux confirmed that Fable III will be compatible with the Microsoft motion sensor technology currently known only as Project Natal. It has been rumored that Natal will be ready to go some time in 2010, but it’s doubtful that this third chapter in the beloved Fable franchise will require the sure-to-be-pricey addition to your Xbox 360 system.
No details were included as to how the system would apply if you play Fable III using it, but it could be really good and it could be really bad. When Natal was shown off at this year’s past E3 Expo (Click to read about E3 & watch the Project Natal demos), the demonstrations blew minds (for the most part), with Lionhead and Molyneaux’s introduction of the boy Milo as the real jaw-dropping moment. Natal was also promoted as the future of gaming, where people will be able to play all of their games with no controllers at all, using only their body and movement. In these two things is where we find the possible pros and cons. [...]
‘Twilight: New Moon’ Images & New Clips
October 22nd, 2009 at 8:51 pm | |
Bruce Willis Confirmed For ‘Kane & Lynch’; Director & Production Start Date Info Shared
Bon giorno my little Twifans…colossal Twilight Sagavisual goodie alert! TWO, COUNT ‘EM TWO, New Moon video clips were released this week, as well as a slew of new images — and we have ‘em right here for you! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
The first clip is called “Jacob’s Transformation” and shows Bella bitch-slapping anger management dropout Paul while she’s defending her best friend Jake. As three shirtless wolf pack boys — Sam, Quil and Embry — look on, Paul shifts and goes after Bella…and at which point the handsome Jake comes to save the day…and surprises the hell out of Bellsy. It is available for FREE on here. There’s also a short new TV spot called Event with Bella telling Jacob her concerns about his dangerous other life [...]
October 22nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm | |
In a recent interview with GameDaily, Hollywood producer Adrian Askarieh talked video game movies in great detail. On the list, he spoke on big projects like Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Hitman 2, and Just Cause — all of which have movies in the works.
From the very second that a Kane & Lynch movie was announced, superstar Bruce Willis was rumored to be up for one of the starring roles. It’s been a long time since these rumors started swirling, but staying nice and chaos free, Askarieh confirmed in this interview that Willis is indeed attached and confirmed for the movie, and that he will be playing Kane (the one on the left) of the duo.
He also confirmed that the movie will be directed by Simon Crane, who is mostly known for his stunt work, but who has also done a lot of Second Unit Directing and Assistant Directing. It will finally begin production in March of 2010, which is still a long ways off, but considering this thing has been coming for years now, it’s good to have an actual date. Lionsgate will be handling the distribution, and Millennium is financing it. [...]
Benicio Del Toro’s ‘The Wolfman’ Gets A Second Trailer
October 22nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm | |
If you haven’t seen anything from Joe Johnston‘s (Jumanji, Hidalgo) The Wolfman, then you are missing out big time. A remake of the classic monster movie from 1941, the movie looks like it keeps a lot of that old school charm while utilizing today’s technological advancements to bring some fantastic tones and realism to the party.
Most second trailers have a nasty habit of using almost the entirety of their initial first trailer, with a few small new bits sprinkled in from time-to-time. This new Wolfman trailer is having none of that, they make sure that you get your money’s worth before you even have to pay for anything with a trailer composed of almost all new images and clips that we haven’t seen yet. Another thing the trailer does is use modern music to a period setting with some guitar melodies accompanying the old Victorian setting — always a cool little mix.
Click over for a full, detailed new synopsis and to watch the trailer, which was released via Apple. [...]
Producer Talks ‘Hitman 2′ Movie & ‘Hitman 5′ Video Game
October 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 am | |
In an interview with GameDaily, producer Adrian Askarieh talked about the Hitman series, including both the movie sequel, Hitman 2, and even more importantly, the extra-long-awaited video game, Hitman 5.
As for the movie, it looks like they’re still waiting for a script at the moment, but are hoping to start filming by the middle of next year. The question was asked if star Timothy Olyphant would be returning now that he has a new TV show (Damages) going. Askarieh explained that they would definitely want him back, but it all balances on timing. As we all know, Olyphant would have to go bald as bald can be again in order to return to the role of Agent 47, and as simple as that sounds, it could have a big effect on his show and bring complications to the table. Askarieh was also asked if the rumor that it would involve 47 losing everything and having to get it back was true, to which he replied “That’s a part of it, yes, but that’s all I’m going to say on that.” [...]
‘Magic: The Gathering’ Pro Tour Winner Takes Home $40,000
October 21st, 2009 at 8:16 pm | |
Brian Kibler was victorious in the final match to win the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Austin, which means he has the recognition of being the top player in one of the largest competitions and takes home a nice $40,000 in prize money. Also, there was a trophy I’m told.
For those of you who don’t play Magic, it’s a Collectible Card Game that has been around for decades. For those of you who have played Magic, yes, you read that headline correctly.
The second place winner, Tsuyoshi Ikedaat, who lost in the final matchup against Kibler, took home a modest $20,000 and the others in the top 8 were awarded anywhere from $15,000 to $9,500.
Why am I telling you all this? Partially because I think it’s cool that a nontraditional competition has gained enough steam over the years to do pro tournaments and offer up prize money. This is a game that lives in the local comic shops of the world and is very much a part of geek culture [...]
Tired Of Trying To Guess The Best Time To Hit The Bathroom During A Movie? Help Has Arrived In RunPee!
October 21st, 2009 at 7:27 pm | |
If you love movies like we do, then you’ve all been in this position before: you’re sitting in a crowded theater (sometimes right in the middle and surrounded by strangers you’d have to crawl over), and you suddenly have to go to the bathroom really, really bad. You sit there quietly, squirming in your seat, trying to figure out when the very best time to make your move would be. You hope the scene where everyone is sitting in a room talking out a gameplan will be the perfect moment, but deep down you fear that you will return to find out the zombies came in and ate everyone’s face right when they figured out the perfect strategy!
Well, fear not, someone got the brilliant idea of making a website where you can go and find the ideal moments for your much-needed potty break, right down to the very second. The site is called RunPee, and it knows your pain and is here to help. [...]