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X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Sneak Preview

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: 20th Century Fox The fine folks over at 20th Century Fox just released some brand new photos and information on "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar - as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed (Who becomes Sabbertooth) for whom he seeks revenge after he kills his girlfriend, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated. Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar – as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws an

Viz Brings Death Note II The Last Name To DVD In The US

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Source: MediaLab VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced the highly anticipated DVD release of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME, based on the hit supernatural action mystery manga (graphic novel) and animated series. The DVD will feature both the original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles and the English dubbed version by the outstanding voice cast of the animated series. The Red Hot Chili Peppers again contribute the theme song. Bonus features include a special segment, “Making of DEATH NOTE II” and the original Japanese theatrical trailer. The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $24.92 and will be distributed in North America by VIZ Media. The estimated street date for DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is February 10, 2009. DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is the sequel to the phenomenal hit live-action movie DEATH NOTE, based on the hit manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Oba

40th Anniversary of Boris Karloff's Passing

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Above, Boris Karloff and Marilyn Harris in Frankenstein. by Armand Vaquer This coming Monday, February 2 will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of famed horror star Boris Karloff. From Wikipedia: Boris Karloff lived out his final years at his cottage, 'Roundabout,' in the Hampshire village of Bramshott. After a long battle with arthritis and emphysema, he contracted pneumonia, succumbing to it in the King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Sussex, England, on February 2, 1969, at the age of 81. He was cremated, following a requested low-key service, at Guildford Crematorium, Godalming, Surrey, where he is commemorated by a plaque in the Garden of Remembrance. A memorial service was held at St Paul's, Covent Garden (The Actors' Church), London, where there is also a plaque. Karloff was born William Henry Pratt November 23, 1887 in East Dulwich, London, England. His birthplace is now marked by a plaque. He is best remembered as Frankenstein's monster in the

Allyson Mitchell Believes The True Symbol Of Female Brains And Sexuality Is.....Sasquatch?

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: McMaster University Museum Many of you may remember a few months back when I posted the odd story about a group of Russian villagers who were reportedly "doing the nasty" with local female Bigfoot (known as Alma or Almasty in Russia). Well it appears that hard-up men in remote villages are not the only ones who see beauty in big harry primates. Toronto based artist, Allyson Mitchell, has created a whole line of 10-foot-tall, anatomically correct, statues of female Sasquatches, which the artist believes is, "a monumental symbol of female brains, brawn and sexuality." No....seriously. I can understand that giant female primates might symbolize power and strength, but if I was going to create statues that embodied female "brains, brawn and sexuality", I would go for buxom amazons (like Xena....or Wonder Woman...), not bigfoot. Who am I to poke fun at art? I'm just an uncultured hethan. Regardless of whether you would

New King Komodo Art Straight From Todd Tennant

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Written By Ken Hulsey / Todd Tennant Source: Todd Tennant Todd Tennant just sent the cover art for his latest installment of the "Tales of King Komodo" comic series that appears in G-Fan magazine. Normally I would tell you about the upcoming story, but Todd has taken the time to write his own copy, so I thought it would be best to let him tell you about it: In this last episode of TALES OF KING KOMODO (5), "the KING" &the giant abominable snowman (affectionately nicknamed "Snowball")go at each other in a Kaiju battle to the death, leveling Monster Stadium and the nearby Southwestern town of Luden. Be sure to order your copy of G-FAN #87 today! - Todd Hey, who better to tell you about "King Komodo" than they guy who creates it? See Also: A King Komodo vs Snowball Grand Finale - Sneak Preview / Todd Tennant To Return To Godzilla 94 / Its A King Komodo Cage Match / The Cage A Special King Komodo Sneak Peak From Todd Tennant / G-FAN #85

Emily Blunt May Have To Stand Up Iron Man For Gulliver

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: WENN Actress Emily Blunt is currently in negotiations to join Jack Black and Jason Segel in a modern movie adaptation of the classic adventure story, "Gulliver's Travels". Only problem is, she has already signed on to play the Black Widow opposite Robert Downey, Jr in the upcoming "Iron Man" sequel. At this time both films are scheduled to begin shooting at the same time. If indeed blunt signs on for "Guliver" then she may have to back out of "Iron Man 2". In this latest film version of Jonathan Swift's 18th century novel, Gulliver, played by Jack Black, gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle and finds himself marooned on an island populated by miniature humans. Both Black and "Shark Tale" director, Rob Letterman, signed on to the project last November. See Also: Wizard Magazine Announces Their Best Of 2008 Winners / Downey To Reprise Iron Man Role In Avengers Movie / Marvel President Gung Ho Fo

Dubai Bus Accident Leads To Doctor Who Re-Write

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: BBC News / 7 Days A careless crane operator at a Dubai port has caused major damage to a bus that was to be used in filming the Doctor Who Easter special entitled, "Planet of the Dead." With the bus out of commission, producer Russell T Davies and co-writer Gareth Roberts had to re-work the episodes story a bit. According to sources close to the show, the bus will now be damaged by the episode protagonists in the episode. In the original script, The Doctor and Christina de Souza, played by Michelle Ryan, were to be mysteriously transported from London to Dubai with the bus arriving in tact. Now it appears that their trip will be a little more suspenseful. Reportedly filming has resumed in Dubai with the new script. Tourist officials in Dubai were caught with egg on their face over the incident. The negative press was not what they had envisioned. It was hoped that the episode would help booster tourism in Dubai due to the fact that "

Megan Fox Turns Down Tomb Raider Role

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: WENN Reports have been circling like mad that "Transformers" star, Megan Fox, has stepped into Angelina Jolie's shoes playing Lara Croft in the next "Tomb Raider" movie. According to Fox, however, that simply isn't true. One of Fox's representatives issued this very short, but blunt statement, "Megan is not involved in this movie." I guess that you really don't have to be long-winded when saying, "NO!", do you. Reportedly the follow-up to 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and 2003's "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", is still going on as planned. Presently the film's producers are busy casting a new villain and a love interest for Croft. See Also: London Receptionist Becomes The New Lara Croft

Let The Weinstein Company Know That You Want Outlander To Screen In Your Town

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra I know that a lot of you out there are pretty bummed out that the film "Outlander" isn't being shown in your town. I know that you think it is very unfair that a cool movie, that features both a giant monster and vikings isn't getting a big nation-wide release. I know, I feel your pain. Well just don't sit there! Do something about it! The makers of "Outlander" have posted an online poll over on their blog, where fans, like you, can let The Weinstein Company know just how much you want to see this movie. The results of this poll will be sent directly to the powers that be at Weinstein. If enough fans take part, then it is possible that "Outlander" may get a wider release. Go Here To Vote - Outlander Poll Here are some more locations where "Outlander" will screen this weekend: 1. Mobile-Pensacola , AL 2. Knoxville, TN 3. Huntsville-Decatur, Fl 4. Greensboro-H. Point-W. Salem , NC 5. Do

Bobzilla Nelson's Spoof Of Convention Panels Comes To Youtube

Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra Earlier this week I posted a little article about the re-launch of the "Sacrifice" movie site and a little film called "Convention" that was a spoof of the movie making process. Well Bob Nelson and the guys over at Brick Cave Media posted "Convention" on Youtube today for everyone to enjoy. Let me tell you from experience that this is a great parody. If you have ever sat in on a movie panel at say, Comic Con or Anime Expo, you know that this is kinda what they are like. Granted, most of the time there are more people, but they kinda go over like this. I can't wait to see "Sacrifice". Visit the new website - HERE See Also: Bob Nelson Is Planning To Chat About Sacrifice / The First Teaser Trailer For The Giant Monster Movie Sacrifice / Mike Robinson Talks About The Effects For The New Monster Film Sacrifice / Fans Can Help Fund Bob Nelsons Monster Movie Project By Downloading Portions Of The Scr

Have You Seen A UFO In Gulf Breeze? UFO Hunters Wants You!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Gulf Breeze News If you are a resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida and you have seen a UFO, then the producers of "UFO Hunters" want to hear your story. "UFO Hunters" will be filming a show about the famous sightings that took place back in the 1980s in the Gulf Breeze area next month. The area has always been a 'hot-spot' for UFO sightings, the most notable of which, were published in the controversial book 'The Gulf Breeze Sightings' written by local residents Ed and Frances Walters. In that book the couple chronicled two years worth of sightings including photographs and eye-witness accounts of UFO activity all centered around Gulf Breeze. The Walters stories were labeled a hoax after a UFO model was discovered in their possession, yet many people still back up their claims. The producer of "UFO Hunters", Johnathan Walton, revealed some interesting items about the shows upcoming season to Joe Culpepper

USA Launches Second Online Game Based On Burn Notice

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Source: Electric Artists USA Network announced today that its digital team will continue its aggressive push into the online gaming world with the launch of COVERT OPS 2.0, an alternate reality game ( www.burnnoticeops.com ) themed to the #1 scripted series on cable, BURN NOTICE. Developed in conjunction with the show’s creator Matt Nix, USA Network is once again partnering with GM’s Saab USA around the second installment of the most successful online game in the channel’s history. The game enables the show’s fans to get more involved with the franchise by turning users into spies and challenging them to conduct surveillance, clone a phone and plant evidence, all while behind the wheel of a Saab 9-3 Convertible. “COVERT OPS 1.0 surpassed our expectations in creating an engaging new experience for our fans as well as extending the reach of our sponsor,” said Jesse Redniss, vice president, USA Network Digital. “In response to demand, we wanted to provide our fans with more of what th

Death Ray And Maya Partner To Bring El Zombo To The Big Screen

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Source: Dark Horse Comics Death Ray Films and Maya Entertainment team up to bring the acclaimed Dark Horse comic book El Zombo Fantasma to the big screen. El Zombo Fantasma, published by Dark Horse Comics in 2005, created by David Wilkins and Kevin Munroe, will be produced under the Death Ray Films banner recently formed by Chris Patton, Kevin Munroe and Robert Sanchez who are currently in production on War Monkeys. The story follows the mysterious murder of the world's most notorious Mexican wrestler who bargains his way out of an eternity of fiery damnation by returning to Los Angeles to play guardian angel to a troublesome teen, Belisa Montoya. He soon discovers that the teen is not what she seems and that their fates have been intertwined for centuries. Death Ray Films and Maya Entertainment will bring tales of the undead masked wrestler to multiple mediums starting with the live action feature followed by a new animated series Kevin Munroe will write and direct with Chr

Viz To Bring Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction To The US

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Source: MediaLab VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of a brand-new imprint called Haikasoru, which will publish an array of contemporary Japanese science fiction (SF) and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences. This is the first time an imprint with a dedicated focus on Japanese SF has launched in North America. Haikasoru is scheduled to publish twelve books a year and launches in the summer of 2009 with four titles: The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, ZOO by Otsuichi, and Usurper of the Sun by Housuke Nojiri. Haikasoru will be helmed by Nick Mamatas, a respected author of science fiction as well as an editor at VIZ Media. Mamatas is the author of two novels, which have been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and Germany's Kurd Lasswitz Prize. "I'm thrilled to be a part of

Is The UK Being Invaded By Aliens?......Seriously!

Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: The Mancunian Way / Times Online (UK) Okay, I've come to the conclusion that the British isles are being invaded by aliens from outer space. There just isn't any way around it. Over the last couple of months there has been hundreds of reports of formations of orange colored lights spotted all over the UK. Last month, reportedly, a tentacled illuminated object crashed into a wind turbine. This past weekend it was revealed that the RAF has been shooting at unidentified craft in the skies over the country. Now, and UFO has shown up on a morning news report. This new footage was shot by someone who was watching a local ITV news cast sometime between 5 and 6am, when they noticed a strange object in the sky behind the newscaster. This unknown person quickly began filming the object until it vanished off-screen, then immediately posted the video on Youtube. Just what the heck is going on over there? Oh, and check this out. UFOs are becoming such a ho

ABC Going Forward With A More Family Oriented V

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: i09.com The plans for a remake of the 80s sci fi series, "V", were announced last October, but is has taken ABC a few months to decide just how to put a modern spin on the show. Their answer, turn the show into a family themed drama. Scott Peters (The 4400) will helm this updated version of the alien invasion franchise, which will revolve around a female Homeland Security officer and the issues that arise inside her family when the "Visitors" arrive with their message of peace and friendship. Reportedly the son of the agent will be drawn into fake ploys put into place by the lizard-like aliens, which will cause conflicts with his mother. Back in October when the news of a new "V" series first was released, the creater of the original series, Kenneth Johnson, voiced his displeasure that ABC was going forward with the project without him. According to Johnson, he had pitched the idea for a series entitled, "V: The

Silent-But-Deadly Productions Launches A Facebook Fundraiser

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Rachel Grubb As we all know times are tough all over and it is especially hard for small, independent film companies to make ends meet. There have been several times that I have posted an article about a production team that needed a few extra dollars to help finish a film. Well I'm doing it again, but this time I really think it is for a good cause. Rachel Grubb of Silent-But-Deadly Productions has come up with a very fun and interesting way for people to donate to her company using Facebook. For a $5 donation fans can rent Silent-But-Deadly Productions status update for 24 hours. The renter can use the update line to post anything they want, within reason, like a personal message or an advertisement. Here is a copy of the message Rachel Grubb posted on Facebook: Are you tired of boring Facebook status updates? And status updates that don't say anything, because they're really just quotes from The Dark Knight, or bad 80's songs? We

Inkheart (2009)(Warner Bros)

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Source: Warner Bros Based on the best-selling book by Cornelia Funke, "Inkheart" is a fantasy adventure that sends a father and daughter on a quest through worlds both real and imagined. Mortimer "Mo" Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages. On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo hears voices he hasn't heard for years, and when he locates the book they're coming from, it sends a shiver up his spine. It's Inkheart, a book filled with illustrations of medieval castles and strange creatures--a book he's been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa (Sienna Guillory), vanished into its mystical world. But Mo's pla

UFO Pilots Beware! The RAF Has Orders To Shoot To Kill!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: ITN It is interesting that so many UFOs have chosen to buzz the UK recently, when the RAF has orders to intercept and destroy them? According to Nick Pope, a former UFO researcher for the British Ministry of Defence, RAF fighters have been scrambled numerous times to down mysterious craft. Those fighters have reportedly engaged UFOs and fired at them, but to this date, they have been unsuccessful at registering a "kill." Though, the exact rules for engagement in such cases is top-secret, it is known that RAF (Royal Air Force) pilots are instructed to down any suspect aircraft which fails to identify itself in UK airspace as a last resort. Pope explains, "Over a series of many years there have been what are known as shoot-down orders given in relation to UFOs. In other words the military have scrambled jets, intercepted UFOs and tried to bring them down." "Of course there are aircraft sitting on the runways fully armed and

Bob Nelson Is Planning To Chat About Sacrifice

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra Bob (Bobzilla) Nelson learned a valuable lesson from the marketing of J.J. Abram's "Cloverfield", sometimes less is more. Meaning that sometimes keeping most of the aspects of your movie a secret is a very good way to get fans interested in your project. Well, Nelson has been very tight-lipped about his new monster movie called "Sacrifice" and many of us have been sitting back wondering just what the hell is going on over at Brick Cave Media these days? Things look like they are about to change however. Tomorrow, (January 27th) Nelson will be holding a live chat as part of a re-launch of the film's website. Fans are invited to ask questions and make comments about "Sacrifice." Maybe the Q&A will reveal more information about film? Making a debut on the new site will be the short film, "Convention", which is actually a spoof of the making of "Sacrifice" made by the production

Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized Revoltech Action Figure

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Add This Mech To Your Growing Army! $23.99 Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized Revoltech Action Figure Description: Call him Spikey! Throw out that old drill! Pick up this handy figure today! The figure is stands from 5 to 6-inches tall and has 54 articulation points with 19 joint parts. Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized comes equipped with interchangeable accessories and parts: 1x core drill 1x optional pair of sunglasses 4x optional hands 1x optional head1x display base Revoltech is an innovative joint system that allows figure to demonstrate any kind of realistic pose. Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized is based on a Japanese shonen anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami known as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (or Break-Through Heaven Gurren Lagann" or more loosely "Heaven Shattering Gurren Lagann)." The Gurren Lagann is originally formed as a response to the Enki's initial two-headed configuration. Its status as a fused machine (with two ex

Wonder Woman (1976 - 1979)(ABC / CBS)

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Lynda Carter will be forever remembered for her four years on American prime time television as Amazonian goddess turned defender of freedom known as “Wonder Woman”. The half Native American/Hispanic actress with her tall buxom frame would be the perfect fit to play the character that first appeared in DC comics in the 1940s’. It would have stood to figure that the presence of the former Miss World-USA 1973, Carter, herself would have equaled television gold. Several factors including a network change and a change in local, time, and philosophy ultimately would work against the series. Oddly enough it was a mid-season replacement on rival NBC called “Diff’rent Strokes, which starred Gary Coleman, that forced the shows network, CBS, to rethink and re-shuffle their schedule. Wonder Woman and its star Lynda Carter ended being the odd ones out. Although the network had plans to bring the show back, Carter soon would star in a very popular Las Vegas club act and rec