Archives for August, 2008
Story and Characters by Tim Burton
Directed by Henry Selick
Voices by Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens
I am a rabid The Nightmare Before Christmas fan. I have been since the film came out in 1993. I have more watches, jewelry, statues, plushes, dolls, and other memorabilia than I could list here. So, you know I am excited for this new release from Walt Disney Home Entertainment, right?
Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon/Danny Elfman) is your typical Halloween ghoul, well in this case, a skeleton, elegantly dressed in a nifty pinstriped tuxedo. He does a great job at Halloween, but soon it seems that the everyday life of a ghoul is getting him down. He doesn’t feel challenged, special or appreciated. …continue reading
Written By Matt Kindt
Art by Matt Kindt
While spies have been a staple in comics from the days of Nick fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., a serious treatment of them hasn’t been done very often. With Super Spy, Matt Kindt gives us serious spy fiction set in the backdrop of World War II.
This summer, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) unveiled Madagascar! at the Bronx Zoo, a spectacular immersion exhibit inside the restored historic Lion House. Madagascar! offers guests a breathtaking view of the world’s fourth largest island off Africa’s eastern coast and home to an amazing array of unique animals and plants.
The exhibit features a wealth of wildlife diversity found in this island nation, including a 13.5-foot, 800-pound Nile crocodile lurking in a limestone cave; acrobatic ring-tailed lemurs leaping in a spiny forest; and more than 100,000 Madagascar hissing cockroaches crawling in a massive baobab tree. More than 150 other animals, representing nearly 30 species, will be featured in the 20,000-square-foot building.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has worked to save Madagascar’s biodiversity since the early 1990s. Through its projects and partnerships, WCS protects and manages wild places in Madagascar, including the country’s largest remaining tract of rainforest, a quarter of its coastal forests, and its vast coral reefs – the third largest reef system in the world.
Visit http://bronxzoo.com to purchase tickets to Madagascar! at the Bronx Zoo or to check out additional wildlife content. For more information on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s worldwide conservation projects visit http://wcs.org.
Prize Package Includes:
- Madagascar! at the Bronx Zoo tote bag
- Bronx Zoo t-shirt, embroidered baseball cap and stadium blanket
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Directed By Michael Bay
Starring Shia LaBeouf
The Transformers was one of those series similar to the DC properties (Super Friends) that was built around a toy line. Looking back now it seems pretty exploitative but at the time when I was a kid I wasn’t complaining. Hasbro had acquired these transforming robots from Japan. They thought the toys were cool and wanted to build a television series around them. So they came up with a back-story for these toys and the now classic television series was born. …continue reading
For Episode 11 of the official CineGeek Podcast we try some new cheese sticks called Pogos. We discuss Death Race, Stargate coming and going, iphone updates, The Walking Dead, Thor, and Peticoat Junction! Somehow we squeeze it all into an hour! Check it out now or head on over to iTunes and subscribe!
Created By Adam de la Pena
Starring Adam de la Pena Andrew Sipes
South Park started many years ago utilizing a barebones animation style out of necessity of the creators more than being gimmicky. The show did however make fun of its limited animation style and utilized it (and still does) for episode plots making the series quite meta. Just when you thought a series couldn’t be more meta along comes Code Monkeys, a show about game developers animated in the old 8 bit videogame style, and airs on a network heavily focused on videogames. …continue reading
Created by: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady
Starring: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg
It’s hard to think of a combination of characters that has not been used in a sitcom, but Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady have actually come up with an original. Take four geeks, an attractive blonde and a good dollop of sexual tension and you’ve got The Big Bang Theory. …continue reading
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Michael Copon, Randy Couture, Karen David, Simon Quarterman
The original Scorpion King, a spin-off of The Mummy franchise, has always been a guilty pleasure for me. It came out at a time when I was really itching for a new Conan style movie and for the most part it fit the bill. This sequel wasn’t something I had high expectations for nut I find myself again craving a Conan movie so I cracked open the box with fingers crossed…. …continue reading
Cirque du Soleil’s groundbreaking live music and dance extravaganza DELIRIUM will be showing in theaters for a limited time only, August 20, 21, 23 and 24. DELIRIUM has stopped touring, so this is the last chance to check out the show! Get your tickets for one of these four shows while seats last, or find more information at The Hot Ticket at http://www.thehotticket.net/delirium/.
To celebrate this innovative way of bringing Cirque du Soleil to the masses we have some fantastic DVD’s from previous Cirque shows:
- Cirque du Soleil A Baroque Odyssey
- Cirque du Soleil Alegria
- Cirque du Soleil Dralion
Contest Ends August 29th
We made it! It’s episode 10 of the official CineGeek podcast and we’re talking green tea chocolate, Tropic Thunder, Blockbuster Videos’ new venture, and we each pick 5 TV shows that we would like to see made into feature films. We also record on location at Comix City!!
Written and Directed by Nic Bettauer
Starring Philip Baker Hall, French Stuart, Amy Hill
Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia, The Sum of All Fears, Dogville) stars in this little seen indie film recently released on DVD by Westlake Entertainment.
Philip Baker Hall stars as Arthur, a recent widower. Arthur has just experienced another loss: his son. He returns to his wife’s grave to scatter the ashes of his deceased son when he makes a surprising discovery. A duckling wanders over to him. Feeling sorry for the cute little critter, he takes it home with him. He names him Joe and the two quickly bond. …continue reading
Energy drinks are something I’ve never taken seriously because they just don’t seem to have much of an effect on me. I’ve tried Red Bull and a few others and got no real effect from them. The one time this didn’t hold true was on a recent episode of our podcast where we all drank Amp energy drink along with several energy gummies. I’m not sure how much effect the Amp had though because the serving size of the energy gummies called for only two gummies where we each ate a small bag of them. Needless to say we were all pretty juiced up during that podcast. The most we’ve ever been hyped up though was the first episode where we ate Buzz Bites, little chocolate candy that was basically held together with caffeine. So, some of these energy candies have worked on me. …continue reading
Directed By: Noam Murro
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes
The romantic comedy that’s not that funny and not that romantic. That’s not fair, it is funny and romantic just not in the conventional sense, maybe it’s a anti-romantic comedy. Whatever it is I like it.
The movie opens with Professor Lawrence Wetherhold, Dennis Quaid, double parking a twenty year old Saab. It’s the first day of the semester and he passes out name tags and attempts poorly to hide the fact that he’s not even going to bother to try to learn his student’s names. After class he runs into his adopted, a fact which he makes sure to point out, brother Chuck, Thomas Haden Church. Lawrence automatically assumes that Chuck is about to hit him up for money, which he is, and blows him off. …continue reading
Produced by: Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Starring: Kenny Hotz
Directed by: Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice
The dare is a large part of growing up. Who hasn’t eaten something weird or asked out a girl way out of our league? Heroes are made thanks to this time-honored tradition. Thanks to South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, we get to see this on a reality television show. Let the mayhem and sheer ballsy nature of this idea commence. …continue reading
Episode #9 of the Official CineGeek podcast features all the usual comicbooks, movies, DVD’s, an TV plus this week we try out Drank an anti energy drink! We really ahve to stop with these junk foods that effect us physically! We discuss five Tv series that are moving to the big screen, the Rocket X mess, and so much more!