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‘Django Unchained’ Director Quentin Tarantino Talks Possible ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Spin-Off ‘Killer Crow’
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If you’re a big fan of director Quentin Tarantino‘s last two films, Inglourious Basterds and the recently released Django Unchained, you may be in luck.

As it turns out, Tarantino had much bigger plans for Basterds, much of which he had to trim away to get to the final film we saw. Because of this, we might just end up getting another movie from the director titled Killer Crow, which would create a loose alternate history trilogy along with Basterds and Django.

Continue reading to find out what the potential new movie would be about.

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Happy 90th Birthday To The Unstoppable Stan Lee!
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Stan Lee

Stan Lee, who almost singlehandedly (along with illustrators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko) turned the fortunes of Marvel Comics around with his colorful and lucrative comic character creations, such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Iron Man, and Thor, and started a revolution in print and eventually television and film media which helped make him and the comic book industry a somewhat credible, facile establishment, with annual earnings reaching untold BILLIONS, turns 90 years old today!

Born in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 1922 as Stanley Lieber, and growing up in poor squalor type surroundings during The Great Depression of the 1930s, Lee found his solace in plenty of books and cinema of that period, in particular the exploits of the characters made famous by old school actor Errol Flynn, best remembered for his portrayal of swashbucklers and Robin Hood. It led to Lee’s writing pastime, which then led to small time gigs where he wrote obits and press releases.

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Book Review: A Temptation Of Angels
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A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

A Temptation of Angels
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By Michelle Zink
Dial Books
Released March 20, 2012

In Michelle Zink’s young adult historical fantasy/paranormal romance, A Temptation of Angels (watch the trailer below), protagonist Helen Cartwright has led a charming but ordinary upper class English life. Or so she thought. The sixteen year old has been raised by sociable parents who teach her how to fence and search for exits everywhere they go and often entertain guests in their home until late at night.

One such night, Helen’s mother wakes her up and tells her that she must escape at once through a hidden staircase at the back of her bedroom closet. She gives the girl firm, clear instructions to not look back – ever. Helen traverses an underground tunnel that leads her to the only people who can protect and guide her while her childhood home burns to the ground. She meets the Channing brothers for the first time and learns their fates are sealed.

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Comic Review: Masks #2
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Masks #2Masks #2
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Dennis Calero
Letters by Simon Bowland
Art direction by Alex Ross
Covers by Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Jae Lee, Adrian Syaf
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Masks #2 is pulp heroes at its best. I only wish DC Comic would’ve handled their pulp line as well as Dynamite does here. They’ve created a shared universe for all their characters that makes sense, is fun, and turns out to be one heck of a good time.

Writer Chris Roberson really goes a fantastic job in this issue. The previous issue introduced the villains and heroes, this is issue is where the team starts to take shape and head into action. A lot of company crossovers seem forced, going to great lengths to bring the heroes together, but here, it’s done in such a natural way, you never even think twice about the believability of the story. Roberson also introduces new characters in this issue and furthers the actions of the villains, forcing the team to get organized and ready to go. This is a REALLY well-written issue, and, so far, the comic reads a lot better in monthlies than it will in trade. Every issue so far has ended on a cliffhanger and when you’re reading a trade, all you do is turn the page, but it really helps that you get a month break to absorb the story and speculate at what might be coming next month.

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Kevin Smith Plans ‘Clerks 3’ For 2014; May Try To Make For $27,000
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As most of you may have heard by now, Kevin Smith had planned to end his directing career with the hockey movie Hit Somebody. Then we found out that Hit Somebody would now become a miniseries, and that Clerks III would fittingly become his final directorial effort.

Now Smith has added to that news, sharing that he hopes to have the trilogy-maker ready for a 2014 release—for the 20th anniversary of the release of his first directorial effort, Clerks, back in 1994—and that he may even be willing to make the third film for around the same price as the original…a whopping $27,000.

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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: ‘Up’ Five-Disc Combo
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Directed by Pete Docter
Starring Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson
Release Date: December 4, 2012

Get ready to soar into Pixar’s tenth film, the studio’s first Oscar-nominated feature for Best Picture and quite possibly its most sentimental. Though Up already claims a place in our hearts – and on store shelves – now it has arrived on Blu-ray 3D. Is this new five-disc package worth the price? Let us hover toward a review of this emotional roller coaster.

Whether you caught Up in theaters or in its earlier home video release – or perhaps this may be your first screening – every viewing promotes laughs, tears, and much self-reflection. The most epically simple romance between balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen and his adoring wife Ellie is a testament to Pixar’s genius, in eliciting every emotion in the book in the span of ten minutes. Their darling story, which pervades past their marriage, transcends the medium of film. Up’s tastefully-done treatment of love and loss captures the nostalgic filmmaking of bygone decades. As Carl realizes his lifelong aspiration to fly his home to Paradise Falls, the supposedly real quest takes off. But we know that while “adventure is out there,” the true adventure is that of living, making memories, and loving others.

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Top Superhero Killed Off By Marvel Comics
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Apparently when it comes to comic books spoilers aren’t a big deal, as anyone who’s seen many of the headlines blatantly blurting out a very, very well-known comic book superhero’s death today now knows.

Maybe it’s because in comic books, the word “death” has little meaning, rendered useless by the endless lineup of popular characters who have at one point or another been killed off by their makers, only to miraculously show up alive again down the road. These are superheros; they do not die easily…if at all.

But if you don’t read comics, do not care about spoilers, and want to know which gigantic superhero figure Marvel Comics made dead (as well as the interesting direction they’re now going in), feel free to continue on below now.

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Comic Review: MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #3
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MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #3MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #3
Written by Lee David Zlotoff & Tony Lee
Pencils/Inks Will Sliney
Colors by Owen Jollands
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Cover by Andy Tong & Ciaran Lucas
Consulting Editor John Potter
Image Comics
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #3 finds Mac running around a lot. And I mean A LOT. Wouldn’t have it any other way, as this is vintage MacGyver! This issue has more cliffhangers than a Back to the Future movie. And all the trademark MacGyver things that you want to see are right here in this issue. Heck, the mullet even makes an appearance!

Authors Lee David Zlotoff and Tony Lee have mastered the art of pacing in an action/adventure comic. This issue is all suspense and barely escapes, which makes it such a pleasure to read. To say that this is a “page turner” would be the understatement of the year. In this issue, Mac is all over the place. Egypt, Russia, and every place in between. We get some great history of the character, all mixed in naturally with no jarring scene changes or flashback, everything has a very smooth feel to it.

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Geek Gear: Doctor Who ‘IMPERSONATE!’ Shirt
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Doctor Who IMPERSONATE! Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Doctor Who-themed shirt called “IMPERSONATE!” by AtomicRocket.

The sale began at Teefury today, Thursday, December 27, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $10 anymore, though it might continue into the next day for $13 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Comic Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3
Story by Brannon Braga
Script by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett
Art by Joe Corroney
Ink Assist by Matt Fillback & Shawn Fillback
Colors by Hi-Fi
Lettering by Shawn Lee
Edited by Scott Dunbier
Covers by Joe Corroney, David Messina & Ilaria Traversi
IDW Publishing
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3 is the penultimate chapter in this 4-issue mini series that spans the Star Trek: The Next Generation era and beyond. The Federations in trouble, the Borg are everywhere and it ends with a pretty big shocker.

Once I started reading this, I realized just how much writer Brannon Braga loved time travel. Too much. Too much to the point where it hurts the story. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, it’s just not good. While reading this issue I felt no sense of urgency, danger, or, well…anything. It felt like I was reading an old episode of TNG. The comic DOES have some good, true to character dialogue, but it’s just not firing on all cylinders. And as I stated, it does end with a pretty big shock ending, so I have high hopes for the next issue.

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