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Geek Gear: Fallout ‘Greetings from the Wasteland!’ Shirt

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Fallout Greetings from the Wasteland! Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a Fallout-themed shirt called "Greetings from the Wasteland!" by Brandon_Wilhelm.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 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 [...]

‘Game Change’ Scribe Danny Strong To Write Final Scripts For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:15 PM PDT


The first part of The Hunger Games trilogy featured the writing talents of Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray. Catching Fire, the second part (to be directed by Francis Lawrence), features a draft penned by Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Befouy and rewrites by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt. While it's very likely that Lionsgate will hire a new director for Mockingjay, the studio has already hired a screenwriter to adapt the third and final part of The Hunger Games trilogy. Word is that Lionsgate is hiring Game Change and Recount wrtier Danny Strong to pen the draft for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2.

Variety's report confirms that the studio will be changing writers for the third act of the trilogy. Strong, who has written two powerful political pieces for HBO Films, Recount and Game Change, has already turned in a script for Lee Daniel's upcoming historical drama The Butler. Strong already has an impressive track record for writing quality scripts. His two political pieces have won a number of Emmys. Daniels' is also using his script for the upcoming political drama The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker [...]

Six Vintage Classic Horror Inspired Posters For Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 05:06 PM PDT


Disney will be releasing Tim Burton's latest stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie this Friday. So to mark the special occasion, the studio has unveiled six vintage posters inspired by some of the great horror movie classics. Like Sparky, which is a dog that has Frankenstein-like qualities, these posters feature the other household pets seen in the film sharing some sort of trait with a classic horror monster.

Check out all six vintage posters below.

Based on the live-action short of the same name, Frankenweenie follows a boy named Victor who successfully brings his beloved dog back to life by using the miracles of science. When his classmates find out about this, they attempt to do the same thing in order to win the school science fair. However, their attempts do not warrant the same results as Victor's did [...]

Comic Review: Womanthology: Space #1

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 04:00 PM PDT

Womanthology: Space #1
Womanthology: Space #1
Written by Bonnie Burton, Sandy King Carpenter, Alison Ross, Ming Doyle
Story by Alison Ross and Stephanie Hans
Art by Jessica Hickman, Tanja Wooten, Stephanie Hans, Ming Doyle
Letters by Rachel Deering
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Strips by Stacie Ponder
IDW Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Well, this is what happens when a comic Kickstarter project makes a hundred grand. Back in August of last year artist Renae De Liz (IDW's The Last Unicorn) put out her proposed Womanthology book, featuring a wide array of female writers and artists. Working off the theme of Heroic, it managed to make over four times its goal of $25,000, sending the message that there's a strong demand for more venues where women can showcase their work in the field. IDW got the message loud and clear.

The sequel, Womanthology: Space, features stories about filling empty rooms with furniture and accutrements.

Wow, what a terrible joke... sorry – it's a smorgasbord of rockets, alien planets, and journeys to the stars. Jumping from sub-genre to sub-genre (space drama to space parody to space horror, etc.) and art styles, this first issue shares a playfulness akin to your average Heavy Metal, with, naturally, the testosterone notched down a bit. Editor Mariah Huehner has curated a book showcasing women doing so much of what really talented men do well in comics. [...]

‘Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future’ May Return To Television As ‘Phoenix Rising’

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 03:00 PM PDT

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

From time to time I find myself revisiting television shows and films that were integral parts of my childhood, but I haven't actually sat down and watched in many years. For example, last week I watched The Monster Squad on a Blu-ray I had to bid $30 for on Ebay because the disc is no longer in print and it came as no surprise to me that the movie still holds up as charming, kickass entertainment for kids and adults alike 25 years after its less-than-stellar theatrical release.

My latest nostalgic obsession is a TV show that made its debut the same year as The Monster Squad and also suffered an unjust fate before it had the chance to grow into a beloved hit, a reputation that - like many movies and shows before it - has been redeemed over time thanks to an ever-increasing cult following.

I am speaking, of course, about Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future [...]

‘Cloverfield’ Director Matt Reeves Confirmed For ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Sequel

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 02:00 PM PDT

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Matt Reeves has been officially confirmed for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the hit 2011 movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Reeves is confirmed for the job after recent reports that he was on 20th Century Fox's shortlist of directors. A new director was needed after the first film's director, Rupert Wyatt, had to step away from the sequel due to not feeling he could deliver a quality product in the time he was being given. [...]

‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host Oscars

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 01:00 PM PDT

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has made an interesting decision regarding who will host the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony on February 24, 2013.

It's been officially announced that none other than Seth MacFarlane, the creator of hit animated series like Family Guy and American Dad!, has been chosen for the job. MacFarlane also recently made his live-action feature directorial debut with the hit talking teddy bear comedy, Ted, which went on to gross $420 million worldwide, and hosted the recent season premiere of Saturday Night Live. [...]

6 New ‘Lone Ranger’ Images Featuring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer & 1 Locomotive

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 12:00 PM PDT

A lot of money was put into Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, in fact, it inflated to $250 million. That astronomical number – for a western, no less – made a few fans and number-crunchers worried. But even after the budget inflation, script rewrites, and weather delays, Verbinski calmed some nerves by presenting a surprising [...]

Check That: Johnny Depp Not In Wes Andersons’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Johnny Depp

There was a lot of excitement when it was reported that Johnny Depp was cast in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. He would have joined Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Angelina Lansbury, and of course Bill Murray for the film. But Depp's casting was apparently news to Anderson who states that Depp has not been cast in The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Here's the full quote from Anderson in an interview with the Huffington Post [...]

Comic Review: Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons Collection

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 10:00 AM PDT

Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons Collection
Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons Collection
Written by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse
Art by Dave Gibbons
Colors by Charlie Kirchoff
Cover by Dave Gibbons
IDW Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Cover Price: $29.99

I'm a recent convert to the Whovian Universe. For years I disregarded it as a viable source of entertainment. Not that I disliked it for any particular reason, I guess I just never gave it a chance. But now, having watched several episodes of different incarnations of the show, I can fully appreciate the fun factor you can find in the Time Lord's stories. With that, I present to you Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons Collection.

Featuring an introduction by Dave Gibbons himself, this book collects all of his works from the very first issue of Doctor Who Weekly, which began featuring tales from the Fourth Doctor, to the tale he wrote about the Fifth Doctor in issue #69 of Doctor Who Monthly. I found myself really getting a feel for some of the earlier portrayals of the Doctor. Using his TARDIS to move (almost) flawlessly from one reality to the next, he finds himself in one pickle after the next but always manages to successfully extract himself and others from whatever problems might arise [...]

31 Days of Horror: V/H/S / The Innkeepers

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 09:00 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 two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That's 31 Days of Horror and 62 Films perfect for watching on 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 is the horror anthology V/H/S and Ti West's The Innkeepers [...]

The Doctor Who TARDISblend 56: The Angels Take Manhattan

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 08:01 AM PDT

Doctor Who TARDISblend Banner Series 7a 2012

The first half of Doctor Who Series 7 concludes, and it begins with The Doctor (Matt Smith) with companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) having a picnic in Central Park, New York in 2012. While there, Rory is zapped back to 1938 by one of the Weeping Angels.

The Doctor and Amy discover that their impending adventure is documented in a book, and they travel back to try and find and rescue Rory, only to discover that the Weeping Angels have established a feeding ground in New York City. Meeting up with River Song (Alex Kingston), the heroes find themselves in a fixed time loop problem, which may have tragic consequences for them all...

...or for some of them...

During TARDISblend 56, we discuss Steven Moffat's final farewell to the Ponds in The Angels Take Manhattan, and examine some of the more wibbly-wobbly aspects of the episode. We also make mention of some of the cooler Angel scenes in the mid-series finale, and look forward to the next episode being the Christmas special [...]

Watch The NSFW Sizzle Reel For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 07:00 AM PDT

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Not everything you see in a movie trailer or TV spot makes it into the final cut. If you got to see already The Master, you may have noticed that some of the scenes used in the trailer were left out of the film. These omitted scenes did not hurt the film in any way, but it does beg the question, why did director Paul Thomas Anderson leave them on the cutting room floor?

While we may never know the answer to this question, The Master is still a thought-provoking look at the human condition and just in case our review did not entice you to watch this incredible film – watching it in 70mm is a must – then the following trailer should seal the deal. Check out the NSFW sizzle reel for Anderson's The Master below [...]

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