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Blu-Ray Review: Kill List

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 07:02 PM PDT

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Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Starring Neil Maskell, MyAnna Burning, Michael Smiley
Rook Films, X Warp, IFC Films, MPI Media Group
Release Date (US): August 14, 2012

Kill List came to the states with a lot hype behind it. The sophomore feature film outing for British director Ben Wheatley is inaccurately described as a horror movie, but it is really a crime movie with a bit of the occult thrown in for flavor.

I had to wait for the home video release of Kill List to see what all the hype was about, but unfortunately, I was still left wondering as the closing credit appeared. Kill List is by no means a bad movie, but there is nothing special about it either. [...]

Disney In Depth: ‘Frankenweenie’ Strikes Out; Analyzing Tim Burton’s Latest Film

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 05:18 PM PDT

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Frankenweenie, director Tim Burton's stop-motion comedic horror spoof, opened to a disappointing $11.4 million last weekend, representing American audiences' disinterest in a black-and-white animated film about a boy who resurrects his beloved dog. The supposed early financial failure, or rather letdown, underscores an even larger issue in the film community.

Sadly, moviegoers just fail to resonate with material, or at least check out content, that differs from the norm. This edition of Disney In Depth highlights the many issues that have faced Frankenweenie, a satisfactory film mixed with cleverness and heart, but shocked by disinterest. [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Avengers

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 04:00 PM PDT

The Avengers

The Avengers Blu-ray | DVD | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
Written and Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson
Walt Disney Video
Release Date: September 25, 2012

Despite appearing to have died at the end of Thor the God of Thunder's treacherous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has arrived on Earth from exile somewhere in the galaxy to steal the Tesseract, a cosmic weapon capable of unleashing an awesome and destructive power if fallen into the wrong hands, from the possession of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the process Loki uses his scepter to take over the minds of agent Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and physicist Dr. Eric Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) so that they may assist him in his plans for world domination. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has no other option but the "Avengers Initiative", a plan that would bring together the world's most powerful super-beings as one fighting force to combat Loki's threat. [...]

Mondo’s Latest Posters For ‘Halloween’ & ‘Big Top Pee-Wee’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 02:35 PM PDT

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When Mondo releases their latest piece of artwork, you can be sure movie poster lovers will be sitting at their computer, idly waiting for the time that it goes on sale. Now sometimes these posters are only on sale at specific locations, like the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, or in this case at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California.

Mondo is teaming up with the New Bev, where they will be handing out two one-of-a-kind posters for Halloween and Big Top Pee-Wee. These posters will be released on consecutive nights [...]

‘The Sixth Gun’ Coming To TV Courtesy Of ‘LOST’ Showrunner Carlton Cuse

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 01:00 PM PDT

The Sixth Gun

Fans of Oni Press's comic The Sixth Gun got some good news today when it was announced that the comic would be getting made into a TV courtesy of LOST co-showrunner Carlton Cuse.

The show is being produced by Universal TV and Oni's production company Closed on Monday Entertainment and will air on NBC (assuming the show is picked up). The Sixth Gun, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Brian Hurtt, follows the adventures of Becky Montcrief and Drake Sinclair as they travel the Wild West, searching for clues and trying to stop evil forces trying to harness the power of six pistols with supernatural powers. [...]

31 Days Of Horror: The Fog / The Mist

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 12:00 PM PDT

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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it's finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I'll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That's 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today's double-shot of horror features a coast-to-coast cold front with John Carpenter's 1980 film, The Fog, and Frank Darabont's 2007 adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. [...]

Fox Doesn’t Like ‘Chronicle 2′ Script; Looking To Replicate Original

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Chronicle The month of January is usually a dumping ground for theaters. But almost everyone was blindsided with how good Max Landis' Chronicle was. Since the film brought in a nice amount of cash for Fox, the studio commissioned a sequel to be produced. Landis has been hard at work writing the script. But despite his efforts, it seems that Fox isn't too happy with what he has turned in.

In a recent interview, John Landis (Max's father) gave some rather troubling news about the status of Chronicle 2. [...]

Comic Review: Eldritch! #6

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 09:30 AM PDT

Eldritch! #6

Eldritch! #6
Created by Aaron Alexovich and Drew Rausch
Written by Aaron Alexovich
Art by Drew Rausch
Heart Shaped Skull
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Digital Price: $0.99

"So what now, Owen? You've got a pool house full of monsters, two frozen policemen on your conscience, and a whole collection of world-changing devices in your bloodstream. What's your next move?"

Eldritch! #6 is the exciting conclusion to writer Aaron Alexovich's crazy tale of science versus religion. The entire miniseries has built up to this climactic showdown as the logically-minded Anya Sobczek faces down her fanatical brother Owen in his pool house of worship. Owen revealed to Anya his little secret: he has freaking tentacles strewn throughout his body that give him all sorts of amazing abilities instantly healing wounds and sprouting huge spider legs.

The origin of these tentacles has remained a mystery. They could be magic. They could be aliens. They could be nanobots. They could even be a curse. Or something entirely different. Anya leans more towards the scientific and natural explanations whereas Owen has crafted an entire cult around his newfound capabilities. Owen says he can control the tentacle thingies through spells and incantations; Anya is quick to correct him with "codes." [...]

Ralph Fiennes To Star In Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 08:01 AM PDT

Ralph Fiennes

Mooonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson has just cast another high profiled actor for his upcoming dark comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel. After dispelling rumors that Johnny Depp had a role in the film, reports are coming out that Ralph Fiennes has been cast as one of the hotel employees.

Fiennes joins an impressive cast including long-time Anderson collaborators Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Angela Lansbury, Edward Norton, and Jude Law also star. [...]

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