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Mr Lobo And Conrad Brooks Cast In Plan 9 From Outer Space Remake

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Sources: Avery Guerra / Imdb / Plan9movie.com The cast for the upcoming remake, of what many consider to be the worst film ever made, "Plan 9 From Outer Space" has been announced and it is a virtual "whos-who" of modern B movie films. Topping the list is Conrad Brooks, the sole surviving member of the original film's cast. A plesent surprise is the news that Eric Lobo, aka Mr. Lobo from TV's Cinema Insomnia, who is a friend of Monster Island News, has been cast as "Criswell". Also included in the cast are "scream queens" Brinke Stevens, Monique Dupree and newcomer Caitlin Hill. Here is a synopsis from the film's website: In 1959, a film was released that would live in the minds and hearts of science fiction and horror fans for years to come. That film was Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s magnum opus, "Plan 9 From Outer Space", a story about aliens re-animating the dead in order to kill Earth's population. Though widely re

The Chosen One - Great Animation That May Have Slipped Under The Radar

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Sources: Indican Pictures / Avery Guerra Lou Hanske's having one hell of a day....he's lost his job, totaled his car, and been attacked by a bear. Just when it seems like life can't get any worse, Lou is informed by the eccentric Church of Frank that he's "The Chosen One" — the savior from prophecy who must travel to Kansas, speak to God and deliver the world into a new age. Together with his elderly roommate Zeb (Chris Sarandon), his best friend Donna (Danielle Fishel) and Lucifer himself (Tim Curry), Lou (Chad Fifer) must master his budding super-powers to overcome Ninjas, Thugs, Femme Fatales (Traci Lords), Religious Zealots (Lance Henriksen), his obsession with his SciFi star ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon), Giant Monsters and a Posse of Kung Fu Robots in order to fulfill his destiny! THE CHOSEN ONE is a true labor of love. Animated almost entirely by director Chris Lackey in his Santa Monica apartment, the movie was created as a truly independent film alt

Pegg Makes His Portrayal Of Scotty A Tribute To Doohan

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: WENN Simon Pegg has gone to great lengths to convince Star Trek fans that he is right man to step into the shoes of James Doohan. The British actor has even gone as far as to make his performance as "Scotty" a cinematic tribute to the late actor to whom he holds the highest respect. Pegg says, "I didn't want to do an impression of James Doohan, because the guy's a legend." In an interesting bit of fate, Doohan's son Christopher plays an officer on the Starship Enterprise in the new film, and Pegg admits he spent hours grilling him for information about late father. Pegg explains how working with the son of the man who made the role he is playing an international icon helped him emensly, "I wanted to make it a tribute to him (Doohan). His son Chris was on the Enterprise with me. He was my assistant, so I was able to talk to him about his experiences with his dad." See Also: Simon Pegg Reaches Out To Star Trek F

Japanese Teen Model Akina Minami Appears In A Gundam Costume At Premiere

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Source: Japan Today Japanese teen model and actress Akina Minami, showed up at an event last week in a Gundam costume to introduce TBS’s new Gundam animation program “Gundam 000 Second Season.” Minami told the press at the event, “This costume was designed specially for me. I’m very happy to wear such an outfit because I don’t have the chance to try this in my daily life.” Comedian Teruyuki Tsuchida, who is known to be a Gundam freak, was also on hand. “I came here today in my own clothes. I love Gundam more than porn movies. I’m not interested in women at all,” he said.

Sci Fi Is Set To Take Viewers On A Quest To Find The Worlds Greatest Artifacts

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Source: NBC / Universal The SCI FI Channel has greenlit production on the new investigative adventure series RelicQuest (working title), hosted by documentary filmmaker Bruce Burgess, it was announced today by Dave Howe, President, SCI FI Channel. With a 6-episode commitment and production slated to begin in October, the one-hour show will premiere in early '09. RelicQuest is an action and adventure series that travels the globe in search of some of history's greatest relics and artifacts. British filmmaker Bruce Burgess guides the viewer in a first-hand exploration down mysterious roads to uncover objects fabled to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for both ancient and modern cultures. Utilizing worldwide contacts and exclusive access to restricted sites, RelicQuest promises to be the action-packed thrill ride through the world's most interesting sites, as you have never seen them. "'RelicQuest' fits perfectly with the kind of investigative real

Sci Fi To Premiere Two Stargate Movies In 2009

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Source: NBC / Universal The SCI FI Channel has acquired the U.S. television rights to the two highly successful Stargate films Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, which will mark their U.S. television premiere on the Channel. Both films are set to air in Spring 2009. Continuing the legacy and thrilling journey of the popular Stargate SG-1 television series, Stargate: The Ark of Truth picks up after "Unending," the SG-1 series finale. Searching for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the sinister Ori force, SG-1 discovers it may be in the Ori's own home galaxy, and the crew finds themselves fighting two powerful enemies. The film stars series favorites Amanda Tapping (2005 Saturn Award, Best Supporting TV Actress), Golden Globe® winner and three-time Emmy Award® winning actor Beau Bridges, Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, Christopher Judge, and Claudia Black. Robert C. Cooper serves as writer/director and co-executive producer along with Brad Wrig

Wanna Know How To Fix The US Economy? I Have The Answer!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Now that the Senate has voted down the $700 billion bail-out plan to help save the American economy, I have better idea how that money could be used to stimulate spending and put everything back on coarse. Take that money and give it to the American consumer. You heard that right! give it to the people instead of giving it to big business! According to some numbers I've heard being tossed about, that would end up being something around $300 thousand per taxpayer. I know that if I got that kind of money, I would use it to buy a house and pay off my dept. If everyone did this, then the housing market would boom again, and businesses would see a sharp increase in sales and profits......problem solved right! Despite what the "fat-cats" in Washington think, the only real way to stimulate an economy is to get people spending again, not by lining the pockets of "big-business" I know this is an over-simplified solution to a complex problem, b

When It Comes To The Presidential Election The Only Celebrity You Should Listen To Is Chuck Norris!!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: WENN As the presidential race heads into the "home stretch" more and more celebrity knuckle-heads seem to be flocking to the side of Barack Obama like moths to a flame. Yet, it seems one famous person has had the balls to stand up for Republican candidate John McCain. Who could be so brave? Who could stand up for right, when so many are against him? Who could have the stones to stand up for his beliefs and the preservation of the American way of life? Chuck Norris, that's who! Norris recently told an interviewer, "My choice would be John McCain and Sarah Palin mainly because, with Sarah, I think she'd make a good president because she's a no-nonsense gal and she has much more experience than Barack Obama. "Europe now is not infatuated with (Democrat candidate) Barack Obama anymore. They are infatuated with Sarah Palin." Meanwhile, Walker, Texas Ranger star Norris urges those keen to vote for Obama to look beyond t

Hellboy 2 The Golden Army Comes To DVD November 11th

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Source: Click Communications The roughest, toughest, most unlikely hero of all is back in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, available in 3-disc special edition DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def on November 11, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. With picture perfect visuals and flawless DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound, the high definition version of Hellboy II: The Golden Army can be viewed on any Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3. And only on Blu-ray Hi-Def, fans can create their own downloadable comic book built using scenes from the movie and via the power of BD Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization. With bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains than ever before, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is available in multiple home entertainment versions. In standard definition DVD, fans can purchase either a widescreen or full frame single disc version for $29.98 SRP. For a limited time only, fans can take home a widescreen 3-disc spec

Fans Are Given A Rare Chance To Visit The Sets Of Doctor Who, Torchwood, And Sarah Jane

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Source: BBC Fans of smash-hit shows Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at the studios where the shows are filmed. On Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 November, the BBC will be opening the studio doors just outside Cardiff to 100 lucky competition winners and their friends and families. The money-can't-buy-experience is being run to help raise money for this year's BBC Children in Need appeal. Doctor Who: Backstage will take fans to the heart of the action at the BBC Wales studios. Visitors will tour the closely-guarded sets, come face-to-face with some of the Doctor's mortal enemies, and meet the behind-the-scenes teams who make it all happen – including the set designers, costumiers and make-up artists. Russell T Davies says: "This is so exciting – giving fans the opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at where we film Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventure

Wizard World Has Big Things Brewing Deep In The Heart Of Texas

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Source: Wizard Entertainment Wizard World Texas just got even bigger with the announcement today that the pop culture extravaganza will host the hottest horror show in Texas, Texas Fear Fest, as part of the festivities November 7-9 at the Arlington Convention Center. On top of the impressive list of comic book talent already attending at this year’s Wizard World Texas convention, Corey Feldman (“The Lost Boys,” “Friday the 13th 4” & “5”), Danny Trejo (“From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Rob Zombie’s Halloween”) and cast members from “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,” “Monster Squad” and “Halloween 4” will be on hand to meet and greet their fans. In addition to the guests, there will be special events, including screenings of “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning” and “Monster Squad” and Fear Jam, a concert featuring Michale Graves, formerly of The Misfits, First Jason, and The Horrifics with special guest Eerie Von of Danzig and Samhain. “Wizard is thrilled to be able to play host to such a p

Requested Video Post: Robot Taekwon V Causes Havoc At The Gas Station

Earlier this week I found a very humorous Korean TV commercial that featured Robot Taekwon V attempting to squeeze through a toll booth. After posting that video I was contacted by reader, Dai Raion , who mentioned that there was an even funnier commercial featuring the giant robot at a gas station. I took some time to look for the clip with no avail, until this morning I was contacted by Dai Raion again with the location of the video. This time around a gas station patron begins filming a couple of hotties who are on location as part of a promotion. One of the models gets really angry at the man who was filming the pair and begins a verbal and physical argument with him. Suddenly Robot Taekwon V shows up and begins searching the gas station for something. An attendant tries to give the huge robot a fill-up, but that isn't what it wants. In a surprise move the mech uses its robot-punch to steal a small electronic device, which looks like a radar detector, from the car of t

Mr. Lobo & The Queen Of Trash Get The VIP Treatment At The B Movie Celebration

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Source: Mr. Lobo / Cinema Insomnia B-MOVIE CELEBRATION IN FRANKLIN: GROUND ZERO FOR B-CULTURE The Camelot couple of B-culture is extremely proud to host THE 2008 B-MOVIE CELEBRATION. Earlier this year, The Queen organized an art show to help the hometown of the event with a flood relief benefit called THE AMAZING COLOSSAL ART SHOW and the remaining items will be sold at auction as part of the opening festivities. The people of Franklin are eager to receive their THE QUEEN OF TRASH--Banners bearing her image attacking the ARTCRAFT theater as THE 50FT. WOMAN flutter all over town! On September 26th, 27th and 28th THE B-MOVIE CELEBRATION has a whopping 50 films programmed all over Franklin, Indiana including DEATH RACE 2000, HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, THIS ISLAND EARTH, TARANTULA, CARNIVAL OF SOULS, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, NIGHT OF THE COMET, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, THE GIANT BEHEMOTH, QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, WORLD WITHOUT END, RUSS MEYER'S UP, FROM HELL IT CAME, NOT OF THIS E

Mike Robinson Talks About The Effects For The New Monster Film Sacrifice

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By: Mike Robinson Source: From an e-mail sent to Avery Guerra Bob Nelson forwarded an e-mail from our very own Avery Guerra to his effects man, Mike Robinson, about some questions he had about his latest monster movie project entitled, "Sacrifice." This is what Mr. Robinson had to say about the project: "At the start I wanted to mention that things are still very fluid and therefore subject to change. Having said that, here are some answers to at least a few of the questions. Although admitedly time consuming, to make the most realistic picture the effects that will be used are going to be almost, if not completely, all CGI. We presently have our own dedicated systems of suitable capacity. The software that we presently posess will be of some use to the production of the effects and the creation of the creature, however more capable software will be procured in the near future. We are anticipating that the proceeds from the sale of the chapters will be sufficient to

Sara Dunn Photo Shoot And Casting News

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Source: Mr. Lobo / Cinema Insomnia THE QUEEN OF TRASH IN SCARS MAGAZINE If you scour your favorite booksellers you can still find the summer issue of SCARS magazine across the nation and "guess who" is featured? No we don't mean GEORGE ROMERO—although, he did beat her out for the cover! Editor RAYMOND DOWALIBY does and in depth interview with THE QUEEN OF TRASH for his sizzling hot new horror publication in a 5 page spread that will raise the dead. The article is called "GETTING DIRTY WITH THE QUEEN OF TRASH". These hot pix were made with the help of gore masters MORB-X EFFECTS and photographer MR. LOBO are exclusive to SCARS and you won't see them anywhere else. If you didn’t pick it up at BORDERS BOOKS or BARNES AND NOBLE go to the source at http://scarsmagazine.com/subs.html . THE QUEEN OF TRASH TO BATTLE ASTRO-ZOMBIES Cult film director of The original film THE ASTRO-ZOMBIES, THE DOLL SQUAD, and CORPSE GRINDERS has released press materials confir

Disney Is Banking That Tomorrowland Will Be As Big A Cash Cow As Pirates

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Variety The Mouse Factory is banking on the idea that if a movie based on one of their Disneyland attractions can be a hit, so can a movie based on an entire section of the park. Presently the studio is developing a space-fantasy -adventure film based on "Tomorrowland." You know the section of Disneyland with "Star Tours", Space Mountain", and of course "Red Rockett's Pizza Port." The studio is also banking that "Tomorrowland" star, ex-wrestler turned family movie actor, Dwayne Johnson, (The Rock) will be as charming and charismatic as Johnny Depp. Johnson, who starred in the hit movie "The Game Plan" and most recently completed "Race to Witch Mountain" must have been able to rely on his recent family movie success enough to convince The Mouse's executives that he was the right guy for the main role in what might be a successful movie franchise. Disney denies that the film, whi

Lego Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Little Plastic Celebrities

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: BBC / Various Lego has decided to capitalize on celebrity fame to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their line of miniature plastic "Lego People." The Danish based toy manufacturer who has built an empire on little plastic bricks, has designed several of these UK and International celebrity miniatures with the likenesses of such paparazzi favorites as, Madonna, David and Victoria Beckham, Amy Winehouse, The Judges from the UK series X Factor, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (with adopted little ones!). Unfortunately for Lego collectors and celebrity obsessed nut-jobs, these little people won't be for sale to the general public. Hey, at least these little plastic celebrites won't have to spend time in rehab, or force their crazy political views on us. Actually now that you mention it, I like the Lego versions better. Any chance of replacing the real deal with the plastic ones? Would anyone notice?!

Cover Girl Feane Statue

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ORDER YOURS NOW! ONLY $79.99 This item has features and themes that are for adults only. Ages 18 and up. Recommended for mature collectors. Don't fall over, girl… you might hurt someone! She's an eyeful, that's for sure! Faene will make a huge contribution to your collection! No matter which magazines have her on the cover, wouldn't you love to see them? Cover Girl Feane is a beautiful 1:6 scale statue that's entirely made of plastic, from the tip of her blue hair to the soles of her red boots to... certain other parts. She carries a hefty sword on her ample hips, and her more-than-ample bosom is held in place-- barely-- by what can only loosely be called clothing. On top of all of that, Feane is balancing on a single foot, careful not to fall over and cause any collateral damage to those around her. Standing a tad over 9-inches tall, she's quite a sizable young lady and would make a huge contribution to your collection!

Two Great New Video Clips Of Robot Taekwon V

Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: Avery Guerra / Twitch / RobotTaekwonV (via Youtube) Hold on to your butts giant robot fans around the world, because we have two, count em, two brand new videos for you featuring Korea's greatest defender, and Mazinger clone, "Robot Taekwon V". The first features some great test animation shots, for a live-action film adaptaion of the hugely popular series that first aired in Korea back in 1976 after fans went ga-ga for the Japanese animed robot feature, "Mazinger." This brand new movie is being directed by Won Shin-yeon of "Seven Days and A Bloody Aria" fame. The production is being handled by Shin Cine (My Sassy Girl), and the budget is estimated at 20 billion Korean Won (over 20 million USD). CGI and visual effects are done by a consortium of Korean VFX companies, including Macrograph , Mofac, Insight Visual, DTI (Digital Tetra Inc.) , and EON Digital Films. I think its safe to say that this new version of "T

Hideaki Ito To Star In 252 Survivor Confirmed

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Japan Today Thirty-three your old actor, Hideaki Ito, met with the Japanese press in Tokyo on Tuesday to promote the disaster film, "252 – Survivor Confirmed." Reportedly the film takes place in Tokyo after the city has been destroyed by a massive typhoon. Ito, who plays the role of a rescue worker, told the press, “I was so moved by the idea of self-sacrifice by rescue workers. During filming, we got dirty with dust and clay. And we suffered a lot of injuries on the set. It was really tough.” "252" is scheduled for theatrical release in Japan, December 6th. The name of the film comes from a communication code used by Tokyo firefighters, meaning “survivors.”

Sexy Nicole Kidman Set To Become Action Star

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Written By: Ken Hulsey The BBC is reporting that Nicole Kidman has signed on to both produce and star in the 20th Century Fox production, "The Eighth Wonder", an action adventure based on an actual archaeological discovery. This not the first time that Kidman has been tapped for an action role of this type. She was originally slated to star in the 2005 action comedy, "Mr and Mrs Smith", which was written by Simon Kinberg, who will be lending his writing skills to "The Eighth Wonder" as well. It is not too uncommon for so-called beauties to be turned into action stars. Fans may remember that Gena Davis did a lot of "bad ass" stunts in the 90's, starring in "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Cutthroat Island". Now I doubt that we will see the stunning Miss Kidman blasting people with a machine gun, chirping out out one-liners like "Asta la vista baby". It is more likely that her role in "Wonder" will be s

Viz To Release The High Octane Mercenary Manga Black Lagoon

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Source: MediaLab VIZ Media has announced the exciting North American debut of BLACK LAGOON, a manga (graphic novel) series by Rei Hiroe about a misfit group of mercenaries and their adventures on the high seas of Southeast Asia. BLACK LAGOON is available now from the VIZ Media imprint and is rated “M” for Mature audiences. It carries an MSRP of $12.99 U.S./$15.00 CAN. Readers will lock ‘n’ load with Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock as they seek adventure and fortune aboard their World War II-era torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon. In the treacherous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese triads, Colombian drug cartels, crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to know who to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make, and you don't mind a little property damage along the way, you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon! The action kicks off from the very first page as Rokuro Okajima, an average Japanese salaryman, is taken hostage

Russell T Davies Chimes In On Who Should Be Doctor Who

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Source: BBC News Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has suggested who he thinks should replace David Tennant as the next Time Lord. In e-mails serialised in The Times newspaper, Davies said Russell Tovey, who appeared in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, would fit the role. The creator, who leaves the show next year as lead writer and executive producer, said he thought Tovey was "going to be huge" and is "amazing". Davies also revealed he had wanted JK Rowling to star in a Christmas special. However, Tennant had not responded well to the suggestion. "David doesn't like the JK idea, he thinks it sounds like a spoof, so we've paused slightly, wondering whether to win him round or just abandon something that he's not going to be happy with," Davies said. Tovey, 26, had a part in last year's Christmas Doctor Who special as Midshipman Frame. He is best known for his role as Rudge, the least intellectual of the boys in the stage

New DVD Releases - September 16, 2008

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Torchwood - The Complete Second Season The following are included in the second season of Torchwood: repeated bouts of unrequited love, homicidal ex-lovers, monsters from space and impending doom for major characters. Now, that's how a series' second season should play out! But what makes Russell T. (Doctor Who) Davies' sophomore set of adventure for Torchwood so engaging is that he bundles them together in a tight and cohesive package that remains dramatically involving while maintaining the proper level of science fiction adventure. John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness is back, having materialized in the final episode of Doctor Who's third series ("Last of the Time Lords"), and with him comes one of the show's most inventive characters: fellow Time Agent and former lover Captain John Hart, played by Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters. Hart wreaks considerable havoc in the series opener, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and returns sev

Monsterpocalypse Set To Ravage The World October 10th!

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Source: Privateer Press Privateer Press has announced that Monsterpocalypse, their new collectible miniatures game, has an official street date of October 10th, 2008. The long-awaited, action packed strategy game has already riveted the attention of the hobby game industry, making a big impression at the GAMA Trade show, International Comic Con in San Diego,Gen Con in Indianapolis and PAX in Seattle. “The attention that this game has received so far has been huge,” stated Matt Wilson, Creative Director for Privateer Press. “We already have a huge audience burning to get their hands on Monsterpocalypse.” More good news followed as Privateer Press also recently announced that Monsterpocalypse will be fully supported by free Organized Play at the launch of the game on October 10th. Retailers who have ordered the Launch Event Kit from theirdistributor will receive 3 limited edition Mega Form figures which will be given away as prizes for Organized Play events, and the program will be su

Can You Watch 120-Plus Hours Of Movies? Netflix Wants You!

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Source: Electric Artists Their eyes may be glued to the screen, but all eyes will be on the eight competitors who will participate in the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship: The Quest for the Popcorn Bowl. Hosted by Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world’s largest online movie rental service, the grueling movie watching marathon will begin on October 2nd in New York’s Times Square and is expected to last until a new Guinness World Record®, for most consecutive hours spent watching movies, is set five days later on October 7th. At stake is the undeniable notoriety associated with holding the title of world champion, a $10,000 cash prize, a lifetime subscription to Netflix and the first-ever Popcorn Bowl trophy. Featuring some of the world’s most accomplished endurance enthusiasts, the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship challenges contestants to watch a continuous run of movies in an effort to eclipse the existing world record of 120 hours and 23 minutes held by Ashish Sharma

RocknRolla - The London You Haven't Seen

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Source: Warner Bros For Guy Ritchie, the action and intrigue of "RocknRolla" is a mirror of the material changes taking place in his home city of London, where glass, steel and concrete have been superimposed over the historic streets and structures, adding a glossy new layer to the city, while not completely blotting out the old. "'RocknRolla' is really about the consequences of London becoming an international phenomenon," he remarks. "London is in the middle of the world in the sense that it's often the last place you go on your way to America, and it's the first place you arrive before you get to Europe." As Eastern Bloc nations have gained capital and influence in recent decades, the infusion of Russian and Eastern European businessmen into the city's real estate market has had a dramatic effect on the cityscape. "They have completely changed the rules of business," Ritchie notes. "If they want something, they don

The Presets: Apocalypso - Great New Music!

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The Presets are a Sydney-based electronic duo, consisting of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. In September 2005 they released their debut album, Beams, to positive critical response. That same year Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes also toured with The Dissociatives, which is co-fronted by Daniel Johns of Silverchair and Australian dance producer Paul Mac. Johns also played guitar on Presets single "Cookie". Hamilton and Moyes are also members of Sydney instrumental group Prop. Hamilton has also recently collaborated with Perth based band End of Fashion on their second album "Book of Lies" The Presets are signed to Sydney record label Modular Recordings, home of The Avalanches, Cut Copy and Wolfmother. The Presets are set to go on tours in 2008 around the UK and the US. They have gained increasing amounts of publicity around the US and UK, are gaining popularity around the globe. The Presets released their first EP "Blow Up" in 2003. It was fairly popular

Will You Pay $35 For A Movie Ticket? Some Morons Think You Will

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: The Press-Enterprise (Riverside Ca) Now there are bad ideas, and then there are really bad ideas. One of the worst possible ideas to arise during the terrible economic times that we are facing here in America has got to be Village Roadshow Ltd's idea for a chain of luxury movie theatres that will charge a whopping $35 a ticket. That's right $35 a head to see a movie. Okay...I know what you are thinking, $35 a pop, what's the catch? These new cinemas will feature suede-covered reclining armchairs, and each theater will seat no more than 40 people. Moviegoers can sip fine wine and dine on gourmet food including $15 Duck Tacos and Tuna Tartare, prepared on the premises, though you will pay more for that. Yes, that's right, the food and beverages are extra! Now check this out, personal attendants clad in black uniforms can be summoned with the press of a button to serve you or get a blanket for you if you are feeling sleepy. Great, I ge

CSS: Donkey - Great New Music!

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Brazil's CSS release their follow-up to 2006's "Cansei de Ser Sexy" ("I got tired of being sexy"). They've toured worldwide a number of times with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ladytron, Klaxons, and Diplo, and played festivals from Coachella, Pitchfork, and Virgin to Reading, Benicassim, Roskilde, and beyond. "Donkey" is tough, street-ready, and recreates the frenetic energy of their live shows. Equal parts dance party, urban circus, and out-and-out chaos. Cansei de Ser Sexy (pronounced [kɐ̃'seɪ dʒɪ ser 'sɛksɪ], literally "got tired of being sexy" in Brazilian Portuguese), better known worldwide as CSS, is a Brazilian band from São Paulo. Their songs have an electro/rock sound, and are sung in both English and Portuguese; their lyrics mostly concern pop culture. CSS formed in September 2003, consisting of a group of friends. Their name was taken from a reported quote by Beyoncé, who allegedly declared that she was "t