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Blu-ray Deal: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Editions

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:45 AM PST

Lord of the Rings blu-ray trilogy set

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray box set for only $43.49 (that's 64% off the list price of $119.98).

Note - this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, November 15, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last [...]

Geek Gear: Supernatural ‘Winchester & Sons’ Shirt

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:15 AM PST

Supernatural Winchester & Sons shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a Supernatural-themed shirt called "Winchester & Sons" by manuel.peters.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Thursday, November 15, 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.

The t-shirt is available in men's (through 3XL) and women's sizes for $10 each in black. Kids sizes are $15 (Boys, Girls, and Toddlers in black); Onesies are $18 (in black); Hoodie for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes in black). You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone cases for $18; and prints (18"x24") for $20 [...]

Comic Review: Where is Jake Ellis? #1

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 07:30 PM PST

Where is Jake Ellis? #1

Where is Jake Ellis? #1
Written by Nathan Edmondson
Drawn by Tonci Zonjic
Cover by Tonci Zonjic
Image Comics
Release Date: November 14, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50

Where is Jake Ellis? #1 is, first and foremost, a mystery comic. Or an action comic. Or a spy comic. You know what? Whatever it is, is for you to decide, but it's clear that it IS one thing - very entertaining.

Nathan Edmondson is great at writing this type of comic. Now, as stated above, it's very hard to place this comic into ONE single genre. If I had a gun to my head, I'd have to classify it as a spy/espionage thriller, along the vein of James Bond or Jason Bourne. But, this comic is a LOT more than that. There's mysteries at every single turn of the page, and more action in this one issue than in the last four issues of Avengers that I've read. My only problem with the comic is that if you haven't read the first miniseries, Who is Jake Ellis?, you're going to be pretty lost. There are a couple of recap pages, but I'm afraid they just don't do the first series justice or prepare you for what you're about to read. Hopefully readers who pick up this issue will be compelled to pick up the Who is Jake Ellis trade, and I think they will. Beyond that, this comic is fantastic. Loads of action, fun, and just a good, solid comic [...]

Christopher McQuarrie May Direct The Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 06:12 PM PST

Christopher McQuarrie

Since winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his craftily-constructed heist thriller The Usual Suspects, Christopher McQuarrie has been one of Hollywood's premiere go-to guys for injecting some extra class and intelligence into one of their E-ticket escapades. In addition to helping shape the shooting script for the original X-Men (though David Hayter ended up with sole screen credit), McQuarrie has also written films like Valkyrie, The Tourist, and next year's The Wolverine. Between writing jobs he's even directed a few films of his own, including the underrated 2000 action drama The Way of the Gun and the upcoming Jack Reacher, an adaptation of the Lee Child novel One Shot. Over the years he's maintained a healthy working relationship with Tom Cruise, his Jack Reacher star, and even made credited or uncredited contributions to several of the Cruise's recent projects such as last year's Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the currently-in-production sci-fi thriller All You Need is Kill. That relationship may have just napped McQuarrie his biggest directing assignment yet.

According to Mike Fleming, Jr. over at Deadline, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment are eyeing McQuarrie for the coveted assignment of directing the fifth Mission: Impossible movie, which is presently in the embryonic stages of development [...]

9-Minute Preview For J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Attached To ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 04:26 PM PST

Star Trek Into Darkness

Showing an extensive preview for a major tentpole film is slowly becoming a trend. WB was the first to kick things off when they showed the first six minutes for The Dark Knight when I Am Legend was released, and they did it again for The Dark Knight Rises when Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol came out in theaters. Now other studios are following suit by getting into the business of showing off what to expect from their blockbuster films.

While we have yet to see anything that resembles a trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, Paramount has announced that audiences would be able to see a 9-minute preview this December of the new Trek before showings of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [...]

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Star Tom Hardy Joins ‘Splinter Cell’ Movie

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 03:30 PM PST

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Back in June, we found out that Ubisoft's hit video game series, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, was being made into a movie. Most people tend to shrug off video games being turned into movies, as they tend to be on the not-so-enjoyable side of the line. But now comes word of a fast-rising superstar joining the cast.

Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy-maker, The Dark Knight Rises, and also starred in films such as Inception and Lawless, has signed on for a role in the Splinter Cell movie. The script will be written by Eric Warren Singer (The International). [...]

Comic Review: Red Sonja #71

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 02:29 PM PST

Red Sonja #71

Red Sonja #71
Story by Eric Trautmann
Pencils by Edgar Salazar
Colors by Salvatore Aiala Studios
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Walter Geovani
Edited by Joseph Rybandt
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: November 14, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Red Sonja #71 is a fantastic sword & sorcery comic. It's got everything you want in a fantasy comic. Sword fights, magic and mystical artifacts, exoctic locations, and, oh yeah, a WICKED hot red head!

Writer Eric Trautmann crafts an interesting story. For 90 percent of the issue, Red Sonja is alone, so most of the story is told through a narrator. That doesn't hurt the issue by any means, but I think it might have gone better if it was Sonja's inner monologue instead of generic narration. It's a great story of her quest in some ice land to take down an evil dragon and get revenge for one of her fallen comrades. The story moves along at a decent pace; most of the issue is a fight between her and the dragon and while it goes on for several pages, it never once drags or gets boring. Trautmann always keeps the pace up and actually gives us some of the history of the villain while the fights taking place. Very interesting storytelling and it ends on a mild cliffhanger that's a nice touch [...]

Frank Marshall Says List Of Candidates To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Has Narrowed

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 12:59 PM PST

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With all Star Wars news that has happened in the past few weeks, many are wondering when we will hear the final word that says, "this person will direct Star Wars: Episode VII." It may seem like with every bit of Star Wars news that breaks we are no closer to finding out who it is, but Frank Marshall, movie producer and husband to LucasFilm's President Kathleen Kennedy, says that the list of candidates has narrowed.

In the past few weeks Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, and Zack Snyder have all pulled themselves out of the running to direct Episode VII. However, Jon Favreau and Colin Tervorrow have expressed enthusiasm for directing, but stopped short of saying they wanted the job. It's not known if the director who signs on will be attached to the entire trilogy that Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Ardnt has written. With the way some of these franchise films are handled it's not likely we will see different people directing the respective chapters of the new saga [...]

The GoD List: Comics For November 14, 2012

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 11:41 AM PST

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Each and every week "I'm sorry" Henchman21 AND "He's very sorry" MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn't? So, let's take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and they'll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of November 14, 2012. Single issues and trades, they're all here.

Okay, so I've missed the last few weeks and for that I am sorry. I promise to you that I am punishing myself by not having any pudding for an entire month. Okay, better make that a week. Don't you worry, I will be severely reducing the amount of pudding in my body. To make it up to you, my gentle reader, I am presenting an oversized GoD List this week. That's right, I have tons of stuff for you to check out, and if your store doesn't have any of these books, just ask your local comic seller and he or she will be more than happy to get it for you. So let's get this extra size GoD List going! [...]

‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’ Trailer: Sam Raimi Takes Us Away From Kansas

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 10:16 AM PST

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Looking at the new trailer for Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, you'll notice that the film will be rich in visual effects, very bright, and very colorful. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the producers of Alice in Wonderland were involved in the making of the film. It may look the same but there are a lot of different elements at play here, which may make the quality of the film better than Alice.

So check out the newest trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Unlike Alice, Raimi didn't have to resort to collaborating with multiple go-to-guys to make up the cast like Tim Burton does – not that it's a bad thing. James Franco plays the lead in the film that is full of magic, adventure, and humor. While it may visually look like Alice, are not getting Burton's style pounding us over the head repeatedly. The only thing that worries me is if the script will actually hold up. Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsey-Abaire penned the screenplay [...]

Comic Review: The Stereotypical Freaks

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 09:30 AM PST

The Stereotypical Freaks

The Stereotypical Freaks
Written by Howard Shapiro
Art by Joe Pekar
Letters by Ed Brisson
Supersonic Storybook Production
Release Date: November 14, 2012
Cover Price: $11.95

Pro tip – The right rock and roll makes reading awesome comics more awesome. I discovered this when, as a much younger man and without thinking much about it, I happened to rock Pink Floyd's The Wall while reading Batman vs. Predator. The drama heightened, the pacing slowed and then sped, and the violence got, in my mind, gorier. I swear, by the end I felt right in the middle of that climactic battle. For the next 5 years after that I had my disc-man blasting every time I thumbed through a book.

It's a delicate alchemy, though – getting the right tunes to the right book – but when you get an experience as transplendent as listening to Green Day's Insomniac with X-Men 2099 #21-25 with being 13 years old, then you know that it's something you must explore [...]

‘Halo 4′ Rakes In Over $220 Million In Only 24 Hours

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 08:01 AM PST

Halo 4 Image

Video games are certainly making a significant mark in the realms of entertainment, especially when it comes to financial gain.

One of the most anticipated games of 2012 is of course developer 343 Industries and Microsoft's Halo 4, which was just released recently. In only 24 short hours, the game made over $220 million, on its way to over $300 million in its first week of release. [...]

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