Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Blu-ray Deal: Firefly, Alien, The Avengers, Terminator, Dark Knight Trilogy

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 06:02 AM PST

Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray sets

Amazon is currently selling Marvel's The Avengers 2-disc Blu-ray Edition for only $15!

Also, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray box set is available for pre-order at the discounted price of $29.96.

Some other Blu-ray deals:

- Terminator - $8.99
- Thor - $9.99
- Captain America: The First Avenger - $12.49
- Terminator 2 - $5.00
- Predator (Ultimate Hunter Edition) - $7.99
- Firefly: The Complete Series - $12.99
- Alien Anthology - $19.99
- Alien - $9.96
- Prometheus - $14.99
- Batman Begins - $9.99
- The Dark Knight - $10.49
- Stargate (15th Anniversary Edition) - $5.96
- Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) - $9.99

Animal Wranglers For ‘The Hobbit’ Claim 27 Animals Died During Production

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 05:40 PM PST

Amidst all the controversy surrounding The Hobbit High Frame Rate in 3D and decision to expand to a full-length trilogy, Peter Jackson and his team could not have seen this one coming. A report from the AP says that animal wranglers who worked on the movies claim that up to 27 animals died during the course of filming the trilogy. Jackson's team is refuting the argument by saying that "no animals were harmed on set" and the American Humane Association, the organization which oversees animal welfare on film sets, confirms this claim, although they added that they don't have the "jurisdiction or funding to extend that oversight to activities or conditions off set."

A spokesman for Jackson said that while no animals were harmed on the set, there were two horses that died outside of production and that those deaths were avoidable. The spokesman said the that the production company moved quickly to improve conditions after the death of the horses and that the other animals' deaths were from natural causes.

The animals were reportedly housed at a farm located 186 miles from the main film set and 26 miles from the soundstage that the animal wranglers claim was filled with bluffs, sinkholes, and other "death traps." [...]

‘Smashed’: Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Breakout Performance

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 02:23 PM PST

Smashed: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul

"That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen." ― Charles Bukowski

Director James Ponsoldt's first feature-length film, 2006's Off the Black, featured Nick Nolte as a bitter, flustered high school baseball umpire and alcoholic. His second film, Smashed, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as Kate Hannah, an elementary school teacher struggling to come to grips with her increasingly troublesome dependency on alcohol, even though her binge-drinking husband Charlie (Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad) doesn't see a problem with it.

After a night of heavy drinking, Kate is forced to confront her alcoholism when she vomits in front of her 1st grade class. A precocious young student asks Mrs. Hannah if she's pregnant, and in a moment of panic she explains the sudden, uncontrollable regurgitation as morning sickness. Her boss, Principal Barnes (Megan Mullally), is delighted by the news that Kate is pregnant and buys the lie hook, line, and sinker [...]

Biopic Film For Former King Of Late Night TV Johnny Carson In The Works

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 12:16 PM PST

Johnny Carson

A biopic is in the works for Johnny Carson, the long-running host of The Tonight Show who became an American Institution of television during his reign. CNN reports that the project, which is currently untitled, has been given the go ahead by the Carson Estate to be adapted into a screenplay from the upcoming biography by journalist Bill Zemhe, entitled Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait.

There is still no studio, director or actors attached to the project, but producer Tom Thayer, who just finished a biopic of the Master of Suspense, director Alfred Hitchcock (entitled simply Hitchcock) which stars Anthony Hopkins and will be released shortly, is secure that a project like this will attract the right team of people to bring it up from standard pedestrian typical biopic fare [...]

‘Star Wars’ Update: Brad Bird Addresses Rumors; LucasFilm Wants To Produce 2 to 3 Films A Year

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST

Brad Bird

Every week we seem to be inundated with Star Wars news and rumors. The latest came from Carrie Fisher talking about her role in Star Wars: Episode VII, something turned out to just be a joke, and an unenthused Billy Dee Williams being saying he'd come back. Now, there is more to report on as The Incredibles director Brad Bird has addressed his fans who are calling him out to direct Episode VII and how many Star Wars films LucasFilm wants to produce a year.

Bird is now a part of an exclusive club whose membership includes Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, and possibly J.J. Abrams. Bird has confirmed that he will NOT be directing Star Wars: Episode VII. He did confirm that his 1952 film starring George Clooney will be under the sci-fi genre. But for anyone who had Bird on their top ten list, you may want to cross his name off now [...]

Interview: Heavy Metal Singer Doro Pesch

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 08:13 AM PST

Doro Pesch

There is no question who the Queen of Metal is. Famous for heavy metal anthems such as "All We Are," German goddess Doro Pesch has been supplying heavy metal to the world for nearly 30 years.

With a bulldozing new album, Raise Your Fist and a European and U.S. tour to follow, Doro sat down just long enough to talk about her music, her fans, and the legendary Ronnie James Dio.

Geeks of Doom: You have a European tour starting soon, followed by a U.S. tour – are you excited?

Doro Pesch: Very excited, very excited! The guys of the band arrived [in Germany] yesterday. Today is the first rehearsal, Wednesday we start. All over England and France and Germany and Spain...we're heading for the UK tour on the 20th November...and then the beginning of January we're going to America and doing the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise ship. You've probably heard about it, so much fun! And we're doing the same in May, it's for the Europeans, it's called the Full Metal Cruise and it goes from Hamburg to Paris to London to Amsterdam and back to Hamburg. So yeah, lots of exciting stuff!

Geeks of Doom: And this is all in support of your new album Raise Your Fist – what has the reception been like so far? [...]

$5 MP3 Album Deal: Van Halen ’1984′

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 06:49 AM PST


As part of Amazon's monthly $5 MP3 album deals for November 2012, Van Halen's 1984 is on sale for only $5.

If you'd like a physical copy of 1984, the CD version is available for only $6.99.

The album, released in the year 1984, was the band's final effort with charismatic frontman, singer David Lee Roth, and also spawned chart-topping hits "Jump," "Panama," and "Hot For Teacher."

Browse the main sale page for 100 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of January 2012 [...]

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