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Netflix Review: Hugo

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:16 PM PST

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Netflix Review: HugoHugo
Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: November 23, 2011

With all the praise surrounding the immersive 3D experience of Hugo, I truthfully didn't think I would enjoy watching the movie on the small screen in a streaming viewing experience. In fact, with the "kid's movie" stigma attached to it, I'm fairly sure I wanted to dislike it.

But it is impossible to dislike a Martin Scorsese film.

Despite the deficiency of 3D immersion, Scorsese had my attention riveted from the very beginning of the movie. With several early sequences that embodies his trademark single-shot "how the hell did he film this" technique(s), connected with high standard acting from a stellar cast, Hugo stands well enough on its own without that 3D garbage, thank-you-very-much!

Actually, the coupling of Scorsese's filming and direction techniques, with the excellent cast make this a superb movie experience. And when it comes to the cast, Scorsese most definitely has an eyeball for talent: Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, and more all favor the screen in Hugo, but it is Asa Butterfield's performance as the title character that tremendously grabs you [...]

Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White As Composer On ‘The Lone Ranger’

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 04:01 PM PST

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It looks like Disney has hired a new composer to conduct the score for Gore Verbinski's upcoming western actioner The Lone Ranger. We previously reported that White Stripes and The Raconteur's frontman Jack White was set to make his film-composing debut by conducting the score for the film. It seemed like a perfect fit at the time, given White's musical background. But somewhere in between that announcement and the release of the second trailer, White dropped out.

The Playlist discovered the change when they saw Hans Zimmer's name attached as the composer instead of White's. This isn't the first time that Zimmer has conducted the score for a Verbinski film. Zimmer also conducted the score for all four Pirates of the Caribbean films and Rango has well [...]

The Drill Down 258: The First Taste Is Free

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 03:32 PM PST


This week, the UN meets to decide the fate of the Internet & the U.S. pushes back, will your cellphones cost full price in the future?, Twitter & Instagram fight for your photo data, Apple is 'Made in the USA' again, Tesla takes Motor Trend's Car of the Year, and Will 'The Hobbit' make you nauseous? [...]

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: The GoD List – Comics Edition

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 02:25 PM PST

Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Comic Books

Every holiday season, "He's a mean one, Mr." Henchman21 and "Cindy Lou" MK2Fac3 give a lot of comics. Seriously, you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics? I mean, it is possible.. theoretically. Naturally, they look forward to some gifts more than others. I mean, who doesn't? So, let's take a look into the depths of their Santa bags, grab some comics, and they'll let YOU know what the top books to buy for this holiday season. Hardcovers and trades, they're all here.

What's this? What's this!? Hunter's writing again. What's this? He's writing in a pair. What's this, I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming, wake up, Hench, this isn't fair! What's this!? What's this? What's this? There's something very wrong. What's this? There are people singing songs. What's this? The streets are lined with little creatures laughing. Everybody seems so happy, have I possibly gone daffy? What is this? The GoD List. Holiday Edition. [...]

Trailer Review: The ‘Man of Steel’ Has Arrived and He Is Sad; Why So Serious, Superman?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 01:31 PM PST

Man of Steel stares at Lois Lane Official Synopsis: "An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world." What I Learned: Superman (Henry Cavill) floats? Superman's a witch! Burn him! *Burn him!!* Those words you speak, Ma Kent (Diane Lane). When did you become a Zen enthusiast? Saving kids from a school bus accident is wrong. Pa Kent (Kevin Costner) says so. Way to parent, Dances with Wolves. Ice rock levitates in anticipation for your take-off? Superman is a Super Saiyan! His Power Level is over 9000! He can survive fire, eh? Then burning him isn't an option. This is a shame because that beard has got to go. There will be no hipster Kal-Els in my universe.

Guillermo Del Toro Provides Some Commentary For ‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 12:23 PM PST

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Watching the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, one might think there wouldn't be any need for any explanation or clarification; the trailer pretty much spells it out for you. But when you get the director to provide some commentary on giant robots punching out towering monsters, you might want to take the time to listen.

MTV recently sat down with Del Toro, who provided some commentary on the highly anticipated Pacific Rim. Check it out here below.

While the trailer for Pacific Rim doesn't need much analyzing, having some of the context explained by the director is fun. It allows us to have a better understanding of the film itself and why the particular scenes were chosen for the trailer [...]

Skull-Face Island: Episode 21: Killing Them Softly

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 11:30 AM 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 Joe Wright's Secret Lover, David Allen... and the Daniel Plainview to my H.W., producer Tim Grant.

Today on the Show: We'll discuss Andrew Dominik's latest film, Killing Them Softly, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax, which is currently malfunctioning and appears to be print out headlines... FROM THE FUTURE! We'll also play WHO AM I!? Each of us has a card slapped on our foreheads. On that card is the name of an actor or director - we have no knowledge of who is on this card - and we will be forced to ask questions in order to solve the mystery of... WHO AM I? As always, the Mystic Spinner will decide who goes first [...]

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‘Saturday Night Fever’ Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 10:30 AM PST

Saturday Night Fever

It was 35 years ago today of the release of Saturday Night Fever, a film that introduced the masses to the pulsating beat of disco music and all the attitudinal and fashion accoutrements that went with it, made a superstar out of John Travolta, and spawned a soundtrack which became one of the biggest selling records of all time.

Contemporarily, in its consistent airings on channels like VH1 Classic and TBS since the original release in the theaters, Saturday Night Fever is quite a different film than the one seen by many generations who discovered it for the first time on those cable circuits. To them mostly, they have seen a somewhat watered down version of a film that in its uncut state, remains almost brutal and unapologetic, underneath its fluffy, musical surface levels.

Saturday Night Fever is actually a film about a confused youth, one Tony Manero, (expertly portrayed by Travolta, who was nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars for his characterization), who is on a directionless path in his young teenage life (he's only 19), experiencing growing pains at every turn, working a dead-end job in a paint store which he still handles with grace, charm and effortless congeniality, who finds solace and an emotional outlet at the local discotheque in his hometown of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York. At this disco, he is literally treated as King due to his dancing, which electrifies the large crowds that congregate there every Saturday night. Manero (in the original R-Rated version) is one part charismatic, enigmatic, magnetic, and gorgeous in his physicality and two parts naïve, misogynistic, egotistical, brash, crude, and even racist. His friends are of no help to him, only enabling his bad misspent youth behavior. Upon meeting Stephanie (played by Karen Lynn Gorney), who although not that far from Tony in age, but light years ahead in terms of direction, Manero starts to slowly question the repetition of his existence and finds himself at a crossroad [...]

Blu-ray Deal: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Extended Edition Trilogy For $40!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 10:00 AM PST

Lord of the Rings blu-ray trilogy set

Right now, Amazon today is offering The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray box set for only $39.99 (that's 67% off the list price of $119.98 and $40 less than the usual sale price at Amazon).

The 15-disc extended edition Blu-ray set box contains the extended versions of all three of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King — along with over 26 hours of behind-the-scenes and making-of bonus material, including the Costa Botes documentaries. It also comes with the digital versions of the films [...]

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 09:20 AM PST

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 170 minutes
Release Date: December 14th, 2012

Director Peter Jackson returns to J.R.R. Tokien's Middle-Earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first entry in a new series of films that serve as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Set 60 years before The Fellowship of the Ring, An Unexpected Journey concerns Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a young Hobbit who goes on a grand adventure with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).

Their goal is simple: reach the Lonely Mountain and reclaim the kingdom of Ererbor (and its golden treasure) from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), the 'Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities.'

The journey leads them from Bilbo's home in Bag End in the Shire to the Elven stronghold of Rivendell and through the Goblin-infested Misty Mountains, where Bilbo encounters Gollum (Andy Serkis), a tragic creature who possesses a golden ring that will change the hobbit's life forever.

That is, of course, the basic plot of Tolkien's 1937 novel. Jackson's film adaptation, however, makes extensive use of appendices and other supplementary materials to expand the 300-page children's book into a trilogy of films that will eclipse nine hours of screen time [...]

Mysterious Package Sent To Henry Jones At The University Of Chicago; Is Disney Teasing ‘Indiana Jones 5′?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

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A mysterious package arrived at the University of Chicago recently, sent to a one Mr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr.---or, as many of us know him, Indiana Jones.

When he wasn't off collecting near-death experiences in search of legendary artifacts, Dr. Jones taught archaeology guessed it, the University of Chicago.

The big question---a question the university is eager to find the answer to---is who exactly sent it and why? Is someone just a big fan, crafted this meticulous replica, and offered it as a cool gift? Or are their bigger hands at play here? Could Disney be floating out the subtlest of teases, a gentle whisper that they plan to make Indiana Jones 5? [...]

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