Sunday, December 9, 2012

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Blu-ray Deal: ‘The Sound of Music’ & ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ Anniversary Box Sets

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 05:45 AM PST

Sound of Music box set

Today's Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the The Sound of Music - 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo box set for 79% off and Singin' In The Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo box set for 53% off.

- The Sound of Music - 45th Anniversary Limited Edition - $18.99 (79% off the list price of $89.99)

- Singin' In The Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition - $39.99 (53% off the list price of $84.99).

Note, this deal is only for today, Sunday, December 9, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last [...]

Spike VGAs 2012: ‘Dark Souls 2′ Cinematic Trailer

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 05:58 PM PST

Dark Souls II Image

The 10th annual Spike Video Game Awards ceremony was held last night, and as always, gamers were excited to see if any huge new games would be announced. We went in hoping for another epic announcement along the same lines as Bethesda's reveal of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim a couple of years back, maybe the rumored Fallout 4 or something from the recently confirmed Dragon Age III, but instead we got a nightmare resurrected.

Many people, myself included, were tormented by the relentlessly difficult game Dark Souls, haunting many of our dreams. But we sucked it up and fought through to obtain the invisible trophy you get when defeating such a game. Mine's above the fireplace. Developer From Software, however, has decided they don't want us to recover much, announcing Dark Souls II at the VGAs. [...]

Movie Review: Hitchcock

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 02:58 PM PST

Hitchcock Poster

Hitchcock Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Written by John J. McLaughlin
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Rated R | 98 Minutes
Release Date: December 7, 2012

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, Hitchcock is based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

This tongue-in-cheek film adaptation, written by John J. McLaughlin, centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Psycho.

Gervasi's film opens as if it were an episode of the Hitchcock's short-lived television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. On a Wisconsin farm, Hitchcock witnesses the death of a man at the hands of Ed Gein (Michael Wincott). After delivering his signature, "Good Evening," Hitchcock introduces us to Gein, a real-life body snatcher and serial killer whose grisly work influenced the cinematic slashers like Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs, and, of course, Norman Bates from Psycho.

After this humorous, rather charming opening, the story of Psycho begins at the premiere of Hitchcock's 1959 film, North By Northwest. While the director is no doubt enjoying the critical and financial success of his latest picture, he is struggling to find his next project - that is, until he stumbles across Robert Bloch's latest novel, Psycho [...]

Remembering Jim Morrison, The Late Singer Of The Doors, On What Would Have Been His 69th Birthday

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 09:46 AM PST

Jim Morrison

The late Jim Morrison of The Doors, the charismatic, most influential and controversial, provocative singers in music history, would have been 69 years old today.

With a life and legend shrouded in constant dissection, awe, praise, disgust, carelessness, and out and out creativity which grabbed from a well of poetry, classic literature, and an eye and finger on the pulses of human life, existence, dark mysteries, and constant reaching for new life and soul education, the pedigree and output of work from Jim Morrison still stands as a checkpoint for all who followed him, and there were many and still are many to this every day in the musical universe [...]

Remembering John Lennon On The 32nd Anniversary Of His Death

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:03 AM PST

John Lennon

Today is the day that John Lennon, acerbic, witty ex-moptop, arguably the biggest klieg light of The Beatles, who unabashedly and boldly tread musical waters and bubbled up emotions and feelings which delighted and in essence influenced an entire globe, was tragically assassinated by a crazed fan back in 1980 in front of his home in New York City.

Since Lennon's passing, the musician, thanks to the millions upon millions of adoring fans who keep his memory as alive and bright as ten thousand suns, is still one of the most remembered figures not only in music history, but history in general. Lennon led the way by himself for a lot of people who followed him. Like a musical pied piper, John Lennon had and continues to have minions surrounding his legacy, lapping up every shred of his wisdom and creativity, which seemed to pour out of his soul with a relaxed and consistent ease. Of course, stripping down through the layers, he seemed to be a complex man underneath, full of demons and locked doors within himself which only fueled the flames of his creative urges even more. He and his music remain right at the forefront to this day, amidst a sea of ever changing musical styles and sounds, attitudes, flavors, and feelings. Lennon still remains a constant force, regardless of personal opinion about him or his music or his life choices. His inspiration usurped every fabric of his well being and ours in a way, and what remains, even though the man is gone, is the message, to some a corny one, a message of hope, peace, love, understanding, words often misused in today's climate [...]

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