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Frank Grillo Will Play Crossbones In ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 07:00 PM PDT

Frank Grillo Tested For Crossbones

It only feels like the rumor that Frank Grillo would play Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier surfaced last week. Maybe that's because it was last week. So today, there is confirmation that Grillo will be playing as the skilled marksman in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. But what does this mean for the titular villain?

Rumors of Grillo testing for Crossbones came about when the actor tweeted some Marvel Studios related material along with the hashtag Captain America – these tweets were later deleted. [...]

‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Red-Band Trailer: Sex, Fire & Headless Witches

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 05:30 PM PDT

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These past few years we've been seeing an interesting twist on childhood fairytales. Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Huntsman are perhaps the most interesting of the latest Hollywood trend, but neither match the overall silliness and absurdity that is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

The first trailer had poor CGI, Gatling guns in medieval times, and cheesy lines. This new red-band trailer seems to be focused on the humor and the plot of the film – if you can really call it a plot. [...]

Watch Now: First Gameplay Trailer For ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 04:00 PM PDT

Angry Birds Star Wars Image

For those who don't know, the next installment in the ultra popular Angry Birds game series will be a Star Wars version, much to the elation of geeks everywhere. Now comes our first look at some actual gameplay from the release.

Better yet, you won't have to wait much longer to get your hands on Angry Birds Star Wars, either; the game will be released on November 8th for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows 8.

Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out the first gameplay trailer for Angry Birds: Star Wars. [...]

Tom Cruise Travels The World Conceptualizing ‘Mission: Impossible 5′

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 02:30 PM PDT

It may be a while before we see Mission: Impossible 5 head into production, but we will see Tom Cruise emulate the Ethan Hunt character through different films. But that doesn't mean that the actor hasn't stopped thinking about how to extend the franchise hit, and since Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol was a hit, there wasn't any doubt that a fifth film was on the way.

Considering no one has been hired to write the script and Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird said that it was unlikely he would return to direct for a second time, production for Mission: Impossible 5 has stalled. [...]

Comic Review: Where’s My Shoggoth?

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 01:00 PM PDT

Wheres My Shoggoth?

Where's My Shoggoth?
Written by Ian Thomas
Art by Adam Bolton
Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: September 26, 2012
Cover Price: $11.95

Just in time for Halloween, comic publisher Archaia has got something perfect for all the little horror fiends in your life. Part board game, part illustrated book, Where's My Shoggoth? is a charming all-ages homage to the elder gods and their world-crushing friends.

There is an interesting phenomenon that occurs when someone sets out to write a kids book that is also scary. Typically, the end result is either too grotesque for any kid other than a young Michael Myers to enjoy or so kid-friendly that ghosts and ghouls start resembling house pets. [...]

Love ‘Dishonored’? Want To Win One Of Sokolov’s Paintings? Find Out How!

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 11:30 AM PDT

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So you've played Dishonored (if not, check out our review and pick it up immediately!), and, as you may have been able to tell, the game let's you do a whole lot of things a whole lot of different ways. The options are seemingly endless in how you approach every move, and it's because of that that the game has made so many fans.

This also means that fans of the game are able to make some pretty spectacular videos showing off all of the wild and crazy stuff they pull off in the game. Publisher Bethesda Softworks has taken notice of all of these great videos, and they want to reward someone with a very cool prize, one of Sokolov's paintings you collected in the game. [...]

Book Review: The Neon Graveyard

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 10:00 AM PDT

Neon Graveyard

The Neon Graveyard
Sign of the Zodiac, Book 6
Paperback | Kindle Edition
by Vicki Pettersson
HarperCollins Voyager
Release Date: May 31, 2011
Cover Price: $7.99

The Neon Graveyard marks the end of a six-book series, which started with The Scent of Shadows, all about the agents of Light and Darkness and their eternal battle. Figured prominently in the midst of all of this is Joanna Archer, someone who is traditionally thought of as The Kairos, or the only successful blending of Dark and Light, born out of a union of an agent of the Light who needed to get close to a the primary antagonist of the series, the Tulpa, also known as Joanna's father.

This book steers us in a different direction from that belief at first, but gradually builds to an epic conclusion that answers all questions fans have had about this series since its outset. [...]

31 Days Of Horror: The Exorcist / The Omen

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 09:00 AM 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!

"What an excellent day for an exorcism!" Today's one-two punch of demonic terror features William Friedkin's 1973 classic, The Exorcist, and Richard Donner's 1976 film, The Omen. The power of Christ compels you... to read! [...]

Voice Cast For ‘Hitman: Absolution’ Announced; Includes Powers Boothe, Vivica A. Fox, Traci Lords

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

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The full voice cast for the upcoming fifth installment in the Hitman video game franchise, titled Hitman: Absolution, has been announced by publisher Square Enix.

Notable voices you'll hear while playing the game include Powers Boothe, Vivica A. Fox, and former porn star Traci Lords.

Continue reading for a full rundown of who's starring in Hitman: Absolution. [...]

Book Review: The Very Frustrated Monster

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 07:00 AM PDT

The Very Frustrated Monster cover

The Very Frustrated Monster
Written by Andi Green
Illustrations by Andi Green
Monsters in My Head LLC
Release Date: October 25, 2012
Cover Price $14.99

Everyone has bad days. We all recognize this in the abstract, that bad days are a universal experience. However, a bad day is also very personal, a solitary experience that leads us to say such self-centered things like: "why this happening to me" and "it's not fair," while rebuffing commiseration from others by declaring "You don't understand!" We know this isn't true, because if the rule holds that everyone has bad days, then people understand, but it doesn't feel that way in the moment.

This experience is the premise of The Very Frustrated Monster, latest in the series of WorryWoo monsters books by Andi Green. Each book in the series follow a different WorryWoo creature with a particular emotional problem, like confusion or insecurity. [...]

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