Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Geek Gear: Doctor Who ‘Who’s Sweater’ Shirt

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 05:45 AM PST

Doctor Who Who's Sweater Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Doctor Who-themed shirt called "Who's Sweater" by Mandrie.

The sale began at Teefury today, Thursday, November 22, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it's over, it will not be sold on the site for $10 anymore, though it might continue into the next day for $13 (look for the After Hours bar at the top). [...]

2012 Thanksgiving Day Movies/TV Lightning Deals

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 08:58 PM PST

True Blood

Every day, Amazon offers up Lightning Deals, limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it's gone.

Typically you don't know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but as a prelude to Black Friday, Amazon has released the Lightning Deal schedule and prices for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray for Thursday, November 22, starting at 8:20am PST.

See list of Thursday's (Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S.) deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work. Take note of great deals on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, True Blood Season 4, Disney's Brave, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Abbott & The Costello Show: The Complete Series, and much more!


8:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. PST

The Abbott & The Costello Show: The Complete Series
DVD - $21.99

Ellery Queen Mysteries
DVD - $16.49

It Takes a Thief: The Complete Series
Blu-ray - $29.49

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Favorites (Collectors Edition)
Blu-ray - $33.49 [...]

$4 MP3 Album Deal: Queen ‘Greatest Hits – We Will Rock You Edition’

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 05:32 PM PST

Queen - Greatest Hits We Will Rock You Edition

Right now, Amazon is selling Queen's Greatest Hits - We Will Rock You Edition in MP3 format for only $3.99.

This hits album contains 20 awesome tunes from the classic rock band's extensive back catalog, making this sale a steal! This is the first greatest hits volume and contains the most popular songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," and "Another One Bites The Dust."

If you'd like a physical copy of Greatest Hits - We Will Rock You Edition, the CD is available for only $6.99 [...]

Skull-Face Island: Episode 18: Life of Pi

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 04:33 PM PST

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Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I'm joined by Cloud City's Ice Cream Maker Guy, David Allen... and the Lobot to my Lando Calrissian, producer Tim Grant.

Today on the Show: We'll discuss Ang Lee's latest film, Life of Pi, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax for all the latest news on Star Trek, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the future of director Quentin Tarantino's career. We'll also give your our Top Five Obscure Video Game Film Adaptations! [...]

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45 Behind The Scenes Images Of Bane Beating Batman In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 02:59 PM PST

Behind the Scenes of The Dark Knight Rises

Watching Bane (Tom Hardy) destroy Batman (Christian Bale) in The Dark Knight Rises was one of the most memorable scenes in the film. Though the darkness made some of the fight hard to see, the audience could feel the mighty impact of Bane's strength breaking Batman's back, which was enhanced if you watched the film in IMAX. So just before the film hits Blu-ray (as well as bundled in the Dark Knight Trilogy box set) on December 4th, there is a new gallery of images that shows the behind-the-scenes of that fight sequence.

So if you are into watching Bane put a beat down on Batman, then hit the jump to see all 45 images from the film [...]

Patton Oswalt Gets Brutally Honest About The Failures Of ‘Blade: Trinity’

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 01:30 PM PST

Patton Oswalt

When the first Blade movie hit theater screens in August of 1998 it became a surprise smash hit and accomplished several noteworthy goals: it gave Wesley Snipes an iconic movie hero in the mold of Rambo and John McClane to call his own, spawned one of New Line Cinema's most lucrative franchises since the heyday of Freddy Krueger and the Ninja Turtles, and it proved that Marvel Comics characters could successfully headline their own motion picture adventures, thus paving the way for Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers to rule the box office in the years that followed. It took four years for a sequel to come together but with Guillermo Del Toro at the helm, Blade II surpassed the original in every way and became one of the best comic book movie sequels of all. The rapturous reception from moviegoers and critics that greeted Blade II helped revive Del Toro's American directing career.

Expectations were high for a third Blade movie; at one point German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) was rumored to take the reins for a post-apocalyptic sequel that would have had Snipes' monosyllabic vampire hunter continue his neverending battle in a world dominated by the bloodthirsty undead. Instead David S. Goyer, the screenwriter who was instrumental in bringing Blade to the big screen, signed on to write and direct the movie that would be released in December 2004 as Blade: Trinity. The end result has since been deemed by many to be one of the worse comic book movies ever made, if not the absolute worse. Make no mistake friends, if you've never seen the movie you're not missing anything at all. It's atrocious. In the annals of superhero it ranks with the likes of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Elektra. Blade: Trinity makes other maligned third chapters of comic book movie franchises like X-Men: The Last Stand and Spider-Man 3 look like masterpieces in comparison [...]

Producers File Lawsuit To Prevent Release Of Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete Kills’

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 12:18 PM PST

Machete Kills

While Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills may have completed production, it still lacks a release date. It was expected that the film would hit theaters late next year, but producers who are filing a lawsuit against Rodriguez may prevent that from happening.

Open Road had picked up the distribution rights for the film last month, but a lawsuit filed by Overnight Productions against Rodriguez and his Quick Draw Productions could block the release. According to Deadline, the producers of the film are "seeking to terminate the April 2012 agreement in which they granted director/producer Rodriguez the rights to make another action movie about the rogue Mexican Federale. The rights would revert back to Rick Schwartz's Overnight. The plaintiffs are seeking $2 million in damages." [...]

Comic Review: KISS #6

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 11:21 AM PST


Written by Chris Ryall
Pencils by Wagner Reis
Colors by Romulo Fajardo, JR.
Letters by Shawn Lee
Covers by Tom Jerman, Jamal Igle & Romulo Fajardo, Jr, and Sam Shearon
IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

KISS #6 is the conclusion of "Kiss Meets the Phantom" story arc. When we last left the guys they were...girls. But, they were fighting a bunch of robots at an amusement park run by an evil scientist. And you thought KISS was just four guys that made awesome music!

Chris Ryall started this story by turning everything we know about KISS on its ear. This issue, he continues to do so. KISS #6 is straight-out rock and roll action! I'm not kidding, this issue has more action in it than most comics have in six issues. Beyond that, it's amazing how he can keep the characters of KISS grounded in the humans that they possess, while mixing in a slight dose of the personality of said humans. I've read lots of books by Ryall, but I have to say, he could write KISS for the rest of his life, and I'd read it every single month. Shocks and surprises come out of nowhere and he does a fantastic job wrapping up the arc, while at the same time moving the overall story further into unknown territory. And he throws in some really interesting stuff with the Destroyer and She. It's a great ending to a very entertaining arc in this title, yet, in some ways, it's just the beginning [...]

Movie Review: Life of Pi

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 10:30 AM PST

Life of Pi Poster

Life of Pi
Directed by Ang Lee
Written by David Magee
Starring Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall
20th Century Fox
Rated PG | 127 Minutes
Release Date: November 21, 2012
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Based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is directed by Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) from an adapted screenplay by David Magee (Finding Neverland) and Martin Solibakke.

Lee's film stars Suraj Sharma (who makes his acting debut) as Pi, a 16-year-old boy stranded at sea after the steamliner carrying his family's zoo sinks during a terrifying and astonishing storm.

Pi finds himself trapped on a lifeboat with a fearsome (and hungry) Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Over the course of months, the two unlikely castaways must depend on each other to survive.

Life of Pi is one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful, visually staggering films I have ever seen. And while I've been known for uncontrollable fits of exaggeration and hyperbole, I have never been so sure of my own amazement. The cinematography by Claudio Miranda (Tron: Legacy, Zodiac) combined with Lee's masterful use of 3D make Life of Pi a mind-blowing cinematic journey [...]

‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Trailer: Dull Visuals Abound In Bryan Singer’s Reimagined Fantasy

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 09:54 AM PST

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When the first Jack The Giant Slayer trailer came out a few months back it was met with overwhelmingly negative reviews, which prompted Warner Bros. to push back the film's release from June 2012 all the way to March 2013. Now the studio has released a new trailer in hopes that you will be swayed to watch this giant fairy tale adaptation.

Check out the latest trailer for Bryan Singer's Jack The Giant Trailer here below.

The film stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as Jack, a humble farmer who must rescue a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) and save the kingdom from a hoard of giants. Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane and Warwick Davis also star [...]

Comic Review: Baltimore: The Play (One-Shot)

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 09:00 AM PST

Baltimore: The Play

Baltimore: The Play (one-shot)
Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Art by Ben Stenbeck
Cover by Ben Stenbeck
Dark Horse Comics
Release date: November 21, 2012
Cover price: $3.50

The story of Lord Henry Baltimore, the title character in the aptly named comic book Baltimore, is a horrifically tragic tale. Lord Baltimore was a captain in World War I. He led a battalion into battle only for everyone to be slaughtered, except Lord Baltimore. On the brink of death and very badly wounded, Lord Baltimore awakes to witness giant bat creatures eating the remains of his comrades. One of the monstrous bats attempts to eat Lord Baltimore. Baltimore slashes the creature's right eye out, scarring it. In return, the creature slices at Lord Baltimore's left leg, mangling it. The creature that Lord Baltimore blinds is so furious about losing his eye, that he unleashes a plague upon warring Europe. Little does anyone know that the plague is an indirect form of vampirism. Those unfortunate to be infected, rise up and become vampires. After being saved and having his leg amputated and replaced with a wood jointed peg, Lord Baltimore returns home to find his family is dead from the plague, and his wife is murdered by Haigus, the Red King vampire, the vampire bat who attacked Baltimore and the reason behind the mysterious plague [...]

Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 08:01 AM PST

Rise of the Guardians Poster

Rise of the Guardians
Directed by Peter Ramsey
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law
DreamWorks Animation
Rated PG | 97 Minutes
Release Date: November 21, 2012
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In DreamWorks Animation's latest film, Rise of the Guardians, Jack Frost (Chris Pine) is a teenage rebel who has no interest in being bound by responsibility and just wants to use his magic staff to spread winter and cold for the sake of snowball fights and school closings.

But everything changes when Pitch Black (Jude Law), the Boogeyman, plans to engulf the world in fear and darkness.

The Guardians - Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), and the Sandman - enlist Jack to join their team to stop Pitch and protect the children of the world.

Based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX, Rise of the Guardians is directed by Peter Ramsey and executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro and Joyce.

Guillermo del Toro helped shape the film adaptation by working on story structure, themes, and character design. Under his divine influence, Rise of the Guardians sets a different tone for family movies - by injecting dark, moody, and often poetic imagery into an otherwise standard holiday kiddie flick [...]

Comic Review: Revival #5

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 07:01 AM PST

Revival #5

Revival #5
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Mike Norton
Colors by Mark Englert
Letters by Crank!
Edited by Four Star Studios
Design by Sean Dove
Cover by Jenny Frison
Image Comics
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

Revival #5 continues the mystery in that small town of Wausau, Wisconsin. Usually comics with an ongoing mystery lose their momentum around the fifth or sixth issue, if they don't offer a huge reveal. Does Revival escape that trap, or does is jump over it? Let's take a look...

Writer Tim Seeley goes outside the box with this issue, and this series in general. What starts off as a mystery in a small town of people coming back from the dead, turns into a LOT more than just that. It's really turned into a story of basic human survival and with some great characters that we've quickly come to love and care about. One of the things that impresses me most is one of the "b plots" that focuses on the officials at the CDC and the drama that's going on in their lives. Not to be outdone at all, the main focus of the issue is the conflict between EM, a reporter named May and the evil Blaine Abel. There is a great deal of both action and story development in this issue. Seeley keeps revealing just enough of the mystery to keep us turning the pages, but not enough to reveal anything too quickly. Very well written issue. [...]

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