Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Rumor For Your Thoughts: New ‘Skyrim’ DLC To Include Morrowind, Dragon Mounts

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 05:00 PM PDT

Skyrim Dragon Image

Whispers and wishes of a return to Morrowind as part of DLC content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been floating around, usually from the mouths of fans of the original Xbox game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, who wanted to revisit the land with the updated graphics we have today.

Bethesda actually releasing DLC that allowed you to return to Morrowind, however, never seemed likely. But today comes a new rumor with a little bit of substance to it that seems to indicate that the dream is not so far-fetched. [...]

Check Out These 2 Unsettling Clips From Barry Levinson’s ‘The Bay’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 04:00 PM PDT

The Bay

Hot off the heels from its appearance at New York City's Comic-Con this past weekend comes film footage from The Bay, the newest film from the Academy Award-winning prolific director Barry Levinson, which has a narrative mired in the thriller genre focusing on a cover-up in a small town in Maryland in which an outbreak of mysterious proportions leads to an epidemic responsible for the deaths of over 700 townsfolk.

You can see our full coverage of the NYCC panel: NYCC 2012: Barry Levinson's 'The Bay' Panel. The footage can be glimpsed below, along with the offical synopsis from Roadside Attractions, who is set to debut the film on November 2, 2012 in theaters and On Demand [...]

Book Review: Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 03:00 PM PDT

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms
Written by Ed Greenwood and the Wizards RPG staff
Wizards of the Coast
Release Date: October 16, 2012

I remember the day the very first Forgotten Realms boxed reference set was released. It included not just game materials, but a really awesome map and a bit of background information to start your own campaigns. But never in a hundred years did I think I would ever see such an in depth look as Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. It really is a masterpiece of Ed Greenwood's imagination.

Taken from Greenwood's original notes from the late sixties, the Forgotten Realms were adapted in the seventies for game play with the original Dungeons & Dragons and finalized in the eighties for release with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game books. By far the most popular and well known of all the official settings, the Realms are packed with well developed and powerful non-player characters (known as NPCs). This tome gives us a plethora of formerly unknown information, thereby not just amplifying our collective knowledge of Faerun but also expanding the possibilities in a campaign setting [...]

Check Out These Previews From Marvel NOW! Thor: God of Thunder #1

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 01:30 PM PDT

Writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic are bringing us Marvel's retooling of the iconic Thor in the new ongoing series Thor: God of Thunder. We've got an early look at issue #1, which you can check out here below.

These Marvel NOW! titles are in current continuity for the Marvel Universe so they aren't complete reboots. They are new set ups for the characters that introduce them in a fresh way, so this initiative is supposed to be a great place for lapsed fans and new to comics fans to jump on board. Marvel is attempting to bring all of their initiatives together with these new titles. Marvel NOW! titles are at the core of the Marvel ReVolution which is an initative to take the traditional comic book in a new direction utilizing new technology and new ideas. Basically, we can read 'em on the iPad, and all of the other portable devices [...]

31 Days of Horror: Alien / Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 12:06 PM PDT

31 Days of Horror Banner

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 features a creature that gestates inside a living human host and has concentrated acid for blood, and gelatinous space aliens that have a penchant for snatching bodies. Actually, both of these films feature space aliens that LOVE Veronica Cartwright, apparently. After the jump, I'll be discussing Ridley Scott's 1979 film, Alien, and Philip Kaufman's 1978 remake, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. [...]

Rupert Sanders Might Direct Sci-Fi Love Story ‘The Juliet’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 09:35 AM PDT

Rupert Sanders

Universal looks like they are still trying to keep Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart separated before they can start up yet another tabloid firestorm. The studio has been offering the director other projects to tackle besides the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. One of those projects, a Van Helsing reboot starring Tom Cruise, did not take hold. But it seems that the studio has now found the right project for the director to take on.

Deadline reports that Sanders has been offered an adaptation of Alfred Bester's sci-fi tale The Juliet to direct. The site describes the script, written by Henry Bean (Basic Instinct 2), as a love story set in a near-futuristic science fiction landscape," and added that it's like "Bonnie and Clyde in space." [...]

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Reunite To Host The 2013 Golden Globes

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 08:13 AM PDT

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Weekend Update and Baby Mama fans, get ready, because you're about to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler share the screen once again. But this isn't for a film or a Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock crossover; they are teaming up to host next year's Golden Globes. The duo will replace Ricky Gervais, who has been hosting the Globes for the past three years.

This is what Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, had to say about the announcement [...]

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