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Monday, March 9, 2009

This Ghost play won't suffer from stage fright

With musical stage productions already done for Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, the 1984 cult sci-fi flick The Last Starfighter and Julie Taylor and U2's The Edge prepping their Spider-Man show, it's no longer a surprise to hear that yet another movie is being transformed into a song and dance act. What's the latest classic flick to get turned into a number? It's 1990's box office champ Ghost starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and an Oscar-winning performance by Whoopi Goldberg as a medium.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Saturday morning Watchmen

On the eve of the release of the Watchmen movie there arrives this wonderful fan-created gem on to the internets. Created by Newgrounds member Harry Partridge (a.k.a. HappyHarry), this intro for what a very unlikely Saturday morning Watchmen cartoon show captures all of the family friendly, pandering sentiment that's found on network cartoons with plenty of inside jokes that fans of the Watchmen graphic novel will easily spot.

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To boldly go where no cologne has gone before

The line between the ridiculous and the sublime is a fine one. This product falls on the latter side.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Doc Brown's DeLorean fits on your shelf

One of the best fansites devoted to a film franchise is Stephen Clark's BTTF.com, a great resource for all things Back to the Future. While there aren't any new cinematic adventures of Marty McFly or Doc Brown being planned out, the door is slowing opening wider for new BTTF collectibles.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Watch the trailer for the fan-made Hunt for Gollum movie

The Hunt for Gollum is a fan-created 40-minute film inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Directed and written by Chris Bouchard and filmed on location in North Wales, the project is a non-profit creation not endorsed by Tolkien's estate or New Line Cinema, the studio that released Peter Jackson's Rings trilogy. Just like all of the rest short films created by fans of franchises, there's no big budget or studio support behind The Hunt for Gollum -- but the recently released trailer shows that the creators are nevertheless making their film to a higher standard.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

News and photos from New York Comic Con 09

The 2009 New York Comic Con is fully underway in the big apple and news from the event is surfacing across the web. Fans of movies, comic book, genre television, toys and vidoe games are attending panels, hearing announcements, seeing previews and getting to be a part of pop culture alongside its creators.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

General, you may commence your attack on the Rebel base

As long as there will be snowfalls and Star Wars action figures there will be reinactments of the battle of Hoth...

Check out six more photos of the snowy scene created using Star Wars miniatures on Malaven's Photobucket account.

Thanks to Reddit for the original lead.

 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ghostbusters getting their own action figures

This year is shaping up to be a good one for fans of Ghostbusters. In celebration of the 1984 film's release 25 years ago there is a promising video game and even a possibility of a new Ghostbusters movie materializing in the not-too-distant future. Today you can add another cool Ghostbusters item: new action figures!

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Black, red and posted

Another fun portfolio piece discovered on Flickr: Olly Moss' 8 Films in Black and Red.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Dark Knight done Super Nintendo style

Let's imagine for a moment that video game technology right now was like it was back in the late 1980s. What would a Super Nintendo opening sequence for a video game based on The Dark Knight look like? Two guys by the name of Macbee (graphics) and Vic Sagerquist (sound) really wanted to know the answer to that question and so they sat down and designed this...

 

 

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Friday, January 9, 2009

You saw his insanity in The Shining, now read Jack Torrance's novel

One of the creepiest moments in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining comes when the wife of Jack Nicholson's character (played by Shelley Duvall) discovers what her writer husband has been up to for all the time spent in their snowbound hotel: writing the same 10 words over and over and over again on hundreds of typewritten pages. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Guess what? Now you can read the book!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Follow the fake Fox on Twitter

Twitter, the social networking website that emerged as a big phenom in 2008, has a new user on it that wants to keep you up-to-speed with the latest on their line-up of movies...except that they're not who they say they are. Someone created the Twitter account "foxmovies" and began twittering messages on December 29 about films being made by 20th Century Fox. Judging by what foxmovies is saying on Twitter it's pretty doubtful that they are connected to Fox in any way, shape or form.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Fight winter chills with Princess Leia's hairdo

If you're planning on spending some time hitting the ski slopes and want to show your inner Force or if you just hate the bite of old man winter blowing through your locks, there is another hope and it comes from a galaxy far, far away.

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Be the Captain of your basement

Have you ever wanted to sit in the Enterprise's center seat? You know you have, and pretty soon you'll have your chance to play Captain Kirk in real life, all the time (if you've got the bucks.)

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Klaatu Barada Action Figure

Even when Hollywood decides to remake a classic movie for contemporary audiences the filmmakers know that some things can't be fooled around with.

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