Archives for February, 2009
We’ve got the official press release and some fantastic art from Marvel’s next big event:
Spread your wings, lock and load, and pop those claws because X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue is heading your way! From the all-star team of writers, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, comes the sequel to the biggest X-Men event of the past decade, “Messiah CompleX!” After the birth of the first new mutant since the House of M, the X-Men’s lives have never been the same. Cable’s stuck in the future, Bishop’s been on a hunt, and Cyclops has been doing everything in his power to ensure the future of the mutant race. With explosive interiors from Young Guns ‘09 artist Mike Choi, prepare for all out action as Cyclops sends X-Force on a dangerous, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child! However, when they get to the future they’re going to find something they never could have imagined!
More art from X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue below:
One man down, Stephen, Brian, and Mike take on hard hitting news items such as a topless coffee shop, Whedon on DC, Blu-Ray price drop sorta’, Watchmen, the box office, new on DVD,and we even try a pomagranite drink without Alan!!!
Directed by: Dario Argento
Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi
You either get Dario Argento or you don’t. He’s the godfather of the “giallo” style of storytelling on film. Basically, this kind of film is a horror/thriller in which a killer stalks and murders beautiful women. Other requirements to the style are POV shots of the killer’s hands in black leather gloves. Sure, it sounds simple and straightforward but when you apply lush colors and camera work, you get some groundbreaking films. Some of the most influential horror films ever made are in this style. Argento has been called the Italian Hitchcock for good reason, this style of filmmaking features shades of Hitchcock when it’s at its best. These kinds of films were the grandfathers to the slasher films of the late 70′s and early 80′s. Standout films from the director include Suspiria, Opera, and Deep Red. If you don’t get Argento, you may say he’s over indulgent and even a bit creepy and you’d be right. What you’re missing is that these are good traits. …continue reading
Directed By: John Gulager
Starring: Clu Gulager
I was a rabid fan of HBO’s and later Bravo’s Project Greenlight. In that series, a lucky writer/director was given a million dollars and the support of producing team Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to make his film come to life. The first two seasons of the series were much more interesting than the films that were actually produced. In the 3rd season, the producers were given the mandate to produce a successful film, not just create a reality show about people making a film. The idea was to do a horror film because those films nearly always make money. Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) was brought in as an additional producer and the contest began. …continue reading
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring: Michael Ealy, Omar Benson Miller, Derek Luke, Laz Alonso
Spike Lee has made some movies I liked: 25th Hour and Do the Right Thing. He has also made some real stinkers, anyone remember Girl 6? So, where does Miracle at St. Anna fit into Lee’s filmography? Miracle at St. Anna, based on a true story, was recently released on Blu Ray by Touchstone/Disney.
The movie opens as Hector; a senior citizen working in a post office pulls out a gun and kills what appears to be an innocent customer. When questioned by the responding police, he won’t tell why he did it. …continue reading
One of the greatest action films of all time can now be seen and heard like never before! On behalf of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present Terminator 2 Skynet Edition on Blu-ray. On May 19th, for the first time fans can experience multiple versions of the movie in explosive, THX certified high-definition and all-new English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Lossless. Terminator 2 Skynet Edition is packed with over 8 hours of interactive special features including over 140 minutes of behind the scenes video and multimedia galleries; interactive quizzes and games; and additional BD-LiveTM enabled content featuring extra content, games and more accessible through internet-connected players.
In addition, the Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Blu-ray will be available for a limited time in the Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector’s Set, a 6-disc set that allows the ultimate T2 fan to play the film anytime, anywhere! Packaged with a 14″ T-800 Endoskull bust that plays sound effects from the film while its eyes light up, this collectible set features the Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Blu-ray plus both the Extreme Edition DVD and Ultimate Edition DVD’s – which, combined, include every T2 special feature ever released on DVD. As a bonus, the Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector’s Set comes with a digital copy of the film for iTunes or Windows Media.
The release of Terminator 2 Skynet Edition on Blu-ray Disc and the Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector’s Set on May 19th will coincide with the theatrical release of Terminator: Salvation and the DVD release of the Schwarzenegger DVD Collection.
Directed by Eric Darnell and Mark McGrath
Featuring voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer
I really liked the first Madagascar film. Well, I really loved the penguins and if you are honest out there readers, you did to. I can almost see your silly grins from here. So, if the penguins are back, count me on. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa -Blu Ray was recently released by Dreamworks Animated.
The whole gang is back for the sequel to this popular animated film: Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith). Also back for another adventure are my favorites, the penguins: Skipper (Mark Mc Grath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Private (Christopher Knights) and Rico (John DiMaggio). …continue reading
This week we’re back at Comix city Too to talk Friday the 13th, Urine Soda, the quite tasty Surf Sweet Gummies, Dollhouse, and new Marvel TV shows!
British comedy sensation and two-time Emmy® Award winner Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the acclaimed HBO series Extras, makes his American TV stand-up debut in Ricky Gervais: Out of England. Taped live for HBO® before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the special puts the spotlight on Gervais’ distinct, understated humor and offbeat observations. Out in stores on March 31, 2009 from HBO Home Entertainment, the DVD includes a bonus, extended interview with Gervais.
On Tuesday March 10th, Paramount Home Entertainment will release Primal Fear: Hard Evidence Edition on DVD and Blu-ray! This classic film is filled with amazing talent such as Edward Norton (Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk), Richard Gere (Chicago), Laura Linney (The Savages) and many more. This deluxe edition DVD is packed with great special features including a new interview with Edward Norton, Commentary by director Greg Hoblit and much more! Get ready for the final verdict as PRIMAL FEAR: HARD EVIDENCE EDITION comes to DVD and Blu-ray on March 10, 2009!
Introducing “Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?!”-an all-new, all-original video series from Marvel.com.
Conceived in the tradition of comic book satires done in the mighty Marvel manner-including NOT BRAND ECHH and, of course, WHAT THE–?!-the first episode launches on Marvel.com (www.marvel.com) in early spring.
Wish the series was here already? Then check out the teaser trailer right now (http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.6766) and watch what happens when a hapless A.I.M. agent messes with M.O.D.O.K.’s scene! ‘Nuff said!
Stay tuned to Marvel.Com for more news and check out www.marvel.com/videos for more Mighty Marvel exclusives!
Directed by Tony Leonidas
Starring: John Cusack, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard, Jennifer Coolidge
Can the guy that wrote Home on the Range and Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch direct an entertaining animated film? Something that can compare with the films that come out of Pixar? Igor: Blu Ray was released on DVD by MGM and I gave it a try.
Igor (John Cusack) is the assistant to King Malbert (Jay Leno). Malbert rules the world of mad scientists in the kingdom of Malaria (yes, you read that right) with a sense of style and a fist made of iron. There is a local science fair and Malbert is determined that he and his “Igor” are going to win. …continue reading
Directed by Hideo Gosha
Starring: Ken Ogata, Kimiko Ikegami, Atsuko Asano, Mitsuko Baisho
Animeigo continues to put out great samurai, ninja and classic Japanese films on DVD. The Geisha, directed by Hideo Gosha (The Wolves, Samurai Wolf I and II, Sword of the Beast), was recently released on DVD and I couldn’t wait to give it a whirl. …continue reading
To celebrate Jason’s birthday we’ve assembled a few of his well, greatest hits. Below we have our current review of the Friday the 13th remake, a review of the original film on Blu-Ray, and a review of His Name Was Jason, a documentary about the man and his films. Have a great 13th!
Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jerad Padalecki
OK, so this is not a good movie and if you expected it to be then you should just stop reading now. The setup for Friday the 13th here is the same as the original; a roller coaster ride, nothing more, nothing less. If you want or need more then go watch Silence of the Lambs. This is about exploitation and gore. So, to get a good score this film really just needs to be a good ride right?
This remake, brought to us by the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, is culled from the original first four Friday the 13th movies. That may seem like a lot to cram into one film but when you take out all of the sex and kills there’s not much left in those films as far as plot. If you’re a fan of those original films you’ll be extremely surprised at just how much of the plots from the first four films is actually included here though. …continue reading
This episode of the Official CineGeek Webcast was recorded during the Twestival event held in Nashville Tennessee. Twestival isa charity event created through Twitter by Twitter users. We talked charity, and blew through the box office, Dancing with the Stars, new DVD’s, the Kindle 2, and Marvel’s big Comic con announcement with a level of drunken abandon that we hopefully won’t experience again for a while!