Archive for May, 2011
Digital Deal: Green Lantern Comics For 99 Cents Each
May 28th, 2011 at 8:44 am | |
Orlando Bloom Confirmed To Return As Legolas In Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’
ComiXology is running a sale all this weekend on Green Lantern-related digital comics for only 99 cents each.
Note, the sale is only for this weekend — Saturday, May 28, 2011 and Sunday, May 29, 2011.
You can download the digital versions for the iPad or iPhone of issues of titles like Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Blackest Day, The Final Night, and much more for only $.99 each at the ComiXology App [...]
May 27th, 2011 at 7:28 pm | |
Blu-ray Review: The Rite
Pretty much every actor who portrayed a popular character in director Peter Jackson‘s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy has been rumored to be coming back in one aspect or another for the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s earlier classic, The Hobbit.
Many of the characters who are said to be returning had absolutely nothing to do with Tolkien’s Hobbit, and were only introduced later on in Rings. Nevertheless, one must understand that in addition to making a strong adaptation of The Hobbit, Jackson also must try and secure the fanbase he had from LOTR—including those who never read the books from which these movies are made.
And so, Jackson made one of the rumored names official today with the announcement that Orlando Bloom has signed on to reprise his role as the elven archery master, Legolas.
Bloom joins Elijah Wood, set to return as Frodo in a special cameo, and Cate Blanchett as cast member’s whose characters were not in The Hobbit originally. [...]
May 27th, 2011 at 4:15 pm | |
Blu-ray | DVD | On Demand
Directed by Mikael Hafstrom
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga
Release Date: May 17, 2011
The ability to actually frighten has been celebrated in very few films over the last decade. There has been a succession of horror films that induce nausea and sickness rather than soul-tormenting images that plague the brain long after the nightmarish vision has vanished from the screen. To come in contact with true horror one needs to dismiss all films in the Saw franchise, along with films such as Hostel and Turistas. These types of movies construct their entire existence around disgusting images of decapitations, the tearing of human limbs, and the devouring of human body parts. All of this is perverse, lacking any ingenuity that is necessary when trying to craft a potent and adequately effective horror film. Horror films with a singular reliance on gore wind up producing nothing of substance or distinction. They just exist — and maybe they are content with that existence — as being a film with a perverse fascination with violence [...]
TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife’
May 27th, 2011 at 1:14 pm | |
Comics Of Doom: Episode 67: An Interview With Marc Bernardin
Series 6, Episode 4: The Doctor’s Wife
Directed by Richard Clark
Written by Neil Gaiman
Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Suranne Jones, Paul Kasey, Adrian Schiller, Elizabeth Berrington, and Michael Sheen
Air date: May 14, 2011
Neil Gaiman‘s much-awaited and long-postponed episode of Doctor Who highlights of the great aspects of the show that fans know and love: a mysterious place with unusual people in which our heroes arrive to solve a mystery and fix the problem [...]
May 27th, 2011 at 11:11 am | |
Geek Gear: Superman Meets The Doctor In ‘Super Who’
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May 27th, 2011 at 8:35 am | |
Happy Director Dropout Day! Albert Hughes Steps Away From ‘Akira’ Remake
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of Doctor Who and Superman called “Super Who” by artist Bamboota.
The sale at RIPT began today, Friday, May 27, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
Of the design, the artist said, “I thought it would be funny to make it seem as if Superman was in a haste to defeat evil and didn’t realize that he stepped into the TARDIS instead of a phone booth by accident!!” [...]
May 26th, 2011 at 9:17 pm | |
Well then—today appears to be a day where directors who have been long attached to high–profile movies decide they’re done with all of the complications and it’s time to move on to new ventures.
Earlier today it was reported that The Fighter director David O. Russell had decided to step away from the adaptation of the hit video game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, which is good news to most fans’ ears. Now another movie project that faithful followers have been very much against—the live–action remake of the classic Japanese animated feature, Akira—has also lost its director.
Albert Hughes, who along with his brother Allen have delivered titles like Menace II Society, From Hell, and The Book of Eli, has decided to depart from his attachment to Akira. According to sources, there was some creative differences between Hughes and Warner Brothers on the movie, which led to his self-removal. He and his brother do still have a strong relationship, however, and it’s assumed he’ll be lining up a new movie right away. [...]
Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel & Bill Nighy Join ‘Total Recall’ Cast
May 26th, 2011 at 7:16 pm | |
Are you interested in the Total Recall remake yet? It sounded like the worst idea in the world at first, but the cast keeps growing and growing and now it’s hard to ignore and not be at least a little intrigued by.
Three new names have now joined the cast, including Kate Beckinsale (whose husband, Len Wiseman, is directing) and Jessica Biel, who were said to be in talks for roles around the same time Ethan Hawke was cast in a small cameo role. At the time, I personally assumed that Beckinsale would best fit the role of Melina (played by Rachel Ticotin in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger version), and that Biel would be better suited to the role of Lori (originally played by Sharon Stone). As it turns out, however, this assumption was wrong and the actresses will be playing the opposite roles.
Also joining the cast is the great Bill Nighy, who will play the role of Quatto, leader of the resistance. In the ’90 film the character was named “Kuato” and appeared as an…addition…to the character George, who was played by Marshall Bell. [...]
‘The Fighter’ Director David O. Russell Dumps ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ Movie
May 26th, 2011 at 5:36 pm | |
‘Cloverfield’ Director Matt Reeves Lines Up ‘Frankenstein’ Prequel
One of the joys of writing about movie news is that you can cover something and the storylines that come it a significant amount of times, and then find out that none of it really mattered, as if it were all just a dream. But in this case, discovering that it was all a dream (or nightmare, in some cases) is something that most fans will welcome with open arms.
Deadline is reporting that David O. Russell, the director behind the Oscar-winning boxing drama, The Fighter, has decided to leave the movie adaptation of the hit video game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Russell had been attached to direct the movie for a long while, and as mentioned above, many strange twists came of his time with the project. The most notable of which was when his Fighter star Mark Wahlberg revealed that he was going to play Nathan Drake in the movie, which set fans of the game into a enraged frenzy. [...]
May 26th, 2011 at 4:29 pm | |
Matt Reeves, the director behind Cloverfield and the recent Let the Right One In remake, Let Me In, has a few new projects lining up for the future. The latest of said projects to be announced is something of a prequel to Mary Shelley‘s classic horror story, Frankenstein, that will be titled This Dark Endeavor.
It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his twin brother, Konrad, who are very close and have been all their lives. When Konrad becomes deathly sick, Victor remembers a library he and his brother once explored—and were forbidden to return to by their father—filled with books of remedies and various alchemical concoctions. Victor returns to the library and discovers the “Elixir of Life,” and sets off to seek the help of an alchemist in finding the ingredients necessary to create the elixir and save his brother’s life.
The movie is based on the Kenneth Oppel book, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, which is set to be released this upcoming August 23. [...]
Interview: Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo
May 26th, 2011 at 12:55 pm | |
There are metal bands. There are heavy, thrash metal bands. And then, terrorizing them all from the very depths of Hell, is Slayer.
Drummer Dave Lombardo, who began pounding Slayer’s relentless beat into our ears almost 30 years ago, agreed to talk with me. Far from being an Angel Of Death, Lombardo was a calm, interesting, and funny guy, generous with his time. He is a man who adores music and chatted happily about the Big 4, Mike Patton, his new band Philm, and the new Slayer album (sort of).
Geeks of Doom: You’ve been playing Big Four shows for a while now. How are you finding them?
Dave Lombardo: Exciting! Every time there’s more in the pipe for us to play on. I at least am looking forward to hanging out with the other guys and doing these festivals that are amazing. It’s bringing the European festival vibe to the States. It just feels a little bit like that to me with the big crowds and stuff. It’s a lot of fun, I’ve been enjoying it very much.
Geeks of Doom: So far do you have a favorite show of the ones you’ve played?
Dave Lombardo: [Pause] No, not yet! [...]
Blu-Ray Review: Thor: Tales of Asgard
May 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am | |
Thor: Tales of Asgard
Blu-ray/DVD Combo | DVD | On Demand
Directed by Sam Liu
Starring Chris Britton, Clancy Brown, Grey DeLisle
Release Date: May 17, 2011
With the big action of the Thor feature film now in theaters of course it makes sense for Marvel to try and put Thor everywhere. They teamed with Lionsgate to bring us the direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray Thor: Tales of Asgard. The animated film tells the story of a teenaged Thor before the Hammer and before he became a hero, at least in the sense that we know him from modern comics or even from the live-action film. In the story, Thor is protected by his father Odin to the point that he is allowed to win exhibition fights with Asgard’s most powerful warriors. When he is called out on his fake wins by Sif, a young woman who is already an amazing warrior, Thor feels the need to prove himself. He decides to hide on a sailing ship with the warriors three to seek out a mystical sword and show Sif and the other inhabitants of Asgard that he truly is a great warrior [...]
Deal: George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’ 4-Book Boxed Set
May 26th, 2011 at 8:24 am | |
Scary Realistic Life-Size Bust Of ‘Star Wars’ Villain Grand Moff Tarkin
Amazon is currently running a deal on George R.R. Martin‘s A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set for only $19.78 (that’s 45% off the list price of $35.96).
This paperback set includes the four novels in Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
There’s no indication as to when this sale will end, so I suggest you grab this now while it’s drastically discounted [...]
May 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm | |
Sometimes you see things that simply blow your mind, and today, my friends, you shall see just that.
An artist by the name of Jordu Schell recently completed work on a life-size bust of infamous Star Wars villain, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, who was played by the late, great British actor, Peter Cushing. His work is so mind-bogglingly realistic, you have to see it to believe it. If you had this in your home and woke up late one night for a bathroom run, you would no doubt think that Tarkin had returned, and that he wanted your flat screen.
Click on over to the other side now to see the amazing life-size Grand Moff Tarkin bust now!
This isn’t the first work of Jordu Schell (who quite fittingly has a pretty Star Wars–friendly name); not at all—Schell has a bunch of works that will blow your mind, which you can see by heading over to his website. And, as it turns out, he’s worked on some gigantic movies over the years…many of which are known for their standout makeup and creature creations. [...]
Comics Of Doom: Episode 66: Batman & Robin #23
May 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm | |
Don’t forget, our May Doom Of The Month will be the first half of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men! If you want to read along with us, head on over to Instocktrades.com or DCBService.com to pick up New X-Men for a super price! The Ultimate Collection Book 1 TP collects NEW X-MEN #114-126 and ANNUAL 2001 so read up and be sure to check back at the end of May for our special review episode!
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