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DVD Review: The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret Series One

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 07:00 PM PDT

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Series One
DVD | Instant Video
Starring David Cross, Will Arnett, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison
MPI Home Video
Release Date: December 27, 2011

Todd Margaret (David Cross) is not a smart man, and his desire to succeed and impress those around him constantly gets the better of him. A compulsive liar who is completely unable to admit his mistakes, he ends up way over his head when a sudden job promotion lands in his lap by accident.

When his new, extremely aggressive boss Brett (Will Arnett) promotes the incompetent Margaret to head of UK sales for a North Korean energy drink called Thunder Muscle. The problem, well, the first problem, is Margaret knows nothing about sales or the United Kingdom, but that doesn't stop him from taking the job and heading across the pond. [...]

Jim Lee and Scott Snyder To Create New Superman Series

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 04:51 PM PDT

Jim Lee's Superman

With a movie coming out next year, 2013 was already primed to be a big year for Superman, but the year just got better for the big blue boyscout thanks to a new series from DC that's teaming up two of their best creators. Writer Scott Snyder, already riding high on a fantastic run on Batman, will join forces with artist superstar Jim Lee to create a new as yet unnamed Superman series.

Lee is coming off a successful run on Justice League and is no stranger to Supes, having worked on the character before with Brian Azzarello on the "For Tomorrow" storyline [...]

The Drill Down 252: A Billion Friends

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 02:15 PM PDT

This week, you don't get to one Billion friends on Facebook without making a few compromises, Google passes Microsoft, Microsoft shifts paradigms, Foxconn strikes Apple, Apple Maps reveals more than it should, Marissa Mayer revamps Yahoo, Zynga fails, Lightning gets cracked, and we remember Steve Jobs a year later [...]

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‘The Scouting Book For Boys’ Director Tom Harper Helms ‘The Woman In Black: Angel of Death’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 01:30 PM PDT

TOm Harper

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is the sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe horror vehicle, The Woman in Black. While it is very unlikely that we will be seeing Radcliffe reprise his role in the sequel, the film is well on its way to production.

Now the sequel has just hired BAFTA nominated director Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys) to direct the film. [...]

Movie Review: Argo

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 12:35 PM PDT

Argo Film Poster

Directed by Ben Affleck
Written by Chris Terrio
Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Philip Baker Hall
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R | 120 Minutes
Release Date: October 12, 2012

So you want to come to Hollywood and and act like a big shot without actually doing anything? You'll fit right in.

In 1979, during the Iranian Revolution, Islamic militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran and hold 52 Americans hostage. During the chaos, six men and women are able to flee the embassy before becoming hostages, seeking sanctuary at Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor's home.

The Central Intelligence Agency and its retrieval specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) concoct an unorthodox plan to help the six U.S. embassy employees escape Iran. Under the guise that they're scouting exotic locations for a futuristic, science-fiction film called Argo, the six Americans will play the part of Canadian filmmakers so they can leave the country safely.

Directed by Ben Affleck, Argo is based on the true, declassified story that took place during the Iran Hostage crisis. Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay based on the 2007 Wired article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran" by Joshuah Bearman. CIA agent Tony Mendez's heroic work was kept top secret until President Bill Clinton lifted the mission's classified status in 1997 [...]

New Teaser Poster For Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ Released

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 12:00 PM PDT

The World's End

The first teaser poster for Edgar Wright's The World's End was more like a list of pubs the protagonists would like to drink at before the world ends. Every single pub had its own unique name and appropriately fitting font. But that was just the teaser poster.

Now comes yet another teaser poster that sheds more light on the fact that the pub shares its name with a cataclysmic event.

Check out the latest teaser poster for the film below. [...]

David Fincher Needs Your Help To Get ‘The Goon’ On The Path To The Big Screen

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 11:45 AM PDT

The Goon Header

It's just as the title says, David Fincher needs your help to get the necessary finances to jumpstart a long-gestating adaptation of the hilarious comic book The Goon (see our recent review of The Goon #42). The sole concept trailer has shown that the project has a lot of potential, mixing action, comedy, horror, and animation into one film. But the film adaptation of The Goon is barely treading water, and as it tries to keep itself alive, Fincher is asking for your help. The filmmaker has launched a Kickstarter project as a way to reach out to the masses in hopes that they can help finance a story reel.

Fincher has even teamed up with the people over at Blur Studios to create a small video that reaches out to all demographics. Hit the jump to see how you can donate and to watch the video as well [...]

Skull-Face Island: Episode 12: The Perks Of Being A Frankenweenie

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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Greetings! This is Adam Frazier and you're about to shipwreck yourself on Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I'm joined by the Damien's Babysitter, producer Tim "It's All For You" Grant. David Allen will be absent this week. He seems to have found himself in a pickle of sorts. I have a note here that was delivered to me by a baby pterodactyl earlier today. It reads as follows:

"Hey guys. Sorry I won't be there this week. I was out and about looking for a Halloween gift for the two of you when it struck me. I'll kill that damn Pterodactyl that's always shitting on Tim and I'll present the skull as a gift for the upcoming holiday. Well, things didn't work out that well. In my attempt to kill the beast, I slipped on some of its aforementioned shit and was then tackled by the creature. Right now, I'm hovering above the island in the grips of the pterodactyl. Luckily I had a pen and paper and was able to write this note. These little pterodactyls are really nice. One has even promised to deliver this note. So, I'm sure I'll be down in a bit. Or not, but whatever, I'm just enjoying the ride. Have a good show."

Godspeed, David! Today on the Show: We'll discuss Tim Burton's stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie and Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Our friendly neighborhood robotic butler MAR-10 will provide us with the latest movie news, including Guillermo Del Toro's confirmation that he's writing a script for his Frankenstein adaptation For Universal [...]

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31 Days of Horror: The Fly / The Blob

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 09:27 AM 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 creepy-crawly horror features David Cronenberg's 1986 film, The Fly, and Chuck Russell's 1988 The Blob - both of which are remakes of 1958 drive-in classics [...]

Commemorating 45 Years Of Topps’ Wacky Packages

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 08:01 AM PDT

Wacky Packages

Wacky Packages, the hilarious and sharply illustrated trading cards which parody popular American consumer goods, celebrate their 45th year in existence this month. Produced by the Topps Chewing Gum company, best known for their sports card lines, especially the Baseball series, Wacky Packages remains, a popular favorite to this day.

The cards skewer everything from Rice-A-Roni, (dubbed Rice-A-Phony), Cheerio's (dubbed Cheapio's), Minute Rice (dubbed Minute Lice), Kool-Aid (dubbed Kook Aid), and even itself (dubbed Wormy Packages). [...]

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