Archive | May, 2011

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Titles and Release Dates Announced for THE HOBBIT

Posted on 31 May 2011 by TH3 No08

Press release here…

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Trailer for 1911 debuts

Posted on 31 May 2011 by TH3 No08

If period war pieces are your thing then you might want to check this one out. “1911″ is based on the 1911 Xinhai Revolution. The film 911tells the story of the founding of the Republic of China when Sun Yat-sen

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Red Band Trailer

Posted on 31 May 2011 by TH3 No08

Whether this is an actual trailer release from Fincher or a bootlegged cam version is still up in the air. For a bootleg source it is incredibly sharp and the audio sounds very clear which is usually not the case with these type of things. Also the video is still up on YouTube and gone over 1.5 million hits making it more like that this is a studio viral stunt. Either way this is a very cool trailer. I’m especially digging the Reznor remake of Immigrant Song over the top of the trailer. It really gives us a good sense of what this movies gonna be about.

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First look at the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part One Poster

Posted on 26 May 2011 by TH3 No08

The promotion has begun for part one of the final chapter of The Twilight Saga. Here’s a look at the first poster for the upcoming film. Look for the first

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Second Muppets teaser hits…

Posted on 26 May 2011 by TH3 No08

I thought the GREEN WITH ENVY teaser was a pretty cool way to introduce this film and now we’re getting another teaser that will hang out in front of THE HANGOVER PART II. Look for a funny cameo by Danny Trejo towards the end….

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The Hangover Part II Review

Posted on 26 May 2011 by TH3 No08

The Hangover Part 2 is exactly the type of movie that Film Snobs hate. First, it’s a sequel. Snobs hate sequels as much as they hate made for TV movies, It’s just beneath them. They’ll also hate Hangover 2 because on some level it seems to be a remake/ bigger budget re-imagining of the first one and lord knows that “Film Snobs” hate remakes of any sort no matter how good they may be. When I say that this movie is re-imagining, I don’t mean they touch on some of the same themes and the character arcs are similar, I literally mean they have taken scenes from the first movie and re-shot them for this movie without so much as a second thought. Remember that tiger in the first one? Now it’s a monkey. Remember when Stu married that prostitute in the first one, well let’s just say Stu has some issues and leave it at that. The one thing that Film Snobs won’t mention in their reviews of this film is that despite the trappings of rehashing/sequelizing the Hangover Part 1, The Hangover Part 2 is at times a very funny movie. It won’t win any awards or change anyone’s life with it’s message, but it’s really not intended to do that. This movie was made to make you laugh and it delivers that in spades.

People who have seen Part 1 will be very familiar with the plot of Part 2. Stu is getting married and has invited the gang to Thailand to celebrate and share his special moment. The gang’s all here, they introduce the curmudgeonly father in law, bla, bla, bla. None of that matters. The only thing you should care about in this movie is what happens between the time the guys wake up in a rundown hotel room with no memory of the night before and the photo montage that runs during the closing credits. Usually character development is important and we want to get to know everyone and their motivations but that doesn’t matter here. The opening 30 minutes of the movie is actually the weakest point of the film and if you can sit through that and not totally lose interest in what’s about to happen, you are in for some good laughs.

The plot of this movie seems to be based entirely on the premise of “bigger is better”. Director Todd Phillips has gone out of his way to try and outdo his previous film in every way possible. The gags are more risque, the action sequences are bigger, and the over the top characters are way more over the top and that’s not always a good thing. One of the things I enjoyed from the first film was the nuanced idiocy of Zach Galifianakis. His humor really stood out in the first film because it was restrained. He was a supporting character who popped in from time to time to move the plot along and say some awkwardly hilarious things and that worked really well. In part 2, not so much. While he is still funny at times, His character is much more in the fore front of the story therefore his lines and awkward jokes and dialogue are more the focus making his character very hit or miss. When the jokes work they are really funny, when they don’t it seems forced and at times very unnecessary.

The stand out in this film is definitely Ed Helms. His journey from awkward soon to be husband to a fearless wild man willing to take on the darker side of Bangkok Thailand was a joy to watch. The very thing that didn’t work for me with Galifianakis worked great with Helms. With the focus squarely on him and the search for his missing brother in-law he really shines. Ed Helms plays up the everyman on the verge of a breakdown as good as anybody in Hollywood. His ability to flip a switch and go from brow beaten loser to wild man rioting in the streets is entertaining and has me looking forward to seeing more from him in the future, as long as it’s not in The Hangover Part 3.

The Hangover Part 2 is by no means a perfect movie. It struggles at times to separate itself from part one and occasionally drags when moving from one joke setup to the next but what it does do well is deliver funny moments that fans of the movie will be quoting for a while. If you’re looking for a good laugh and don’t mind seeing an ample dose of penis then round up a group of friends and check this movie out. You won’t be alone in enjoying what will probably be one of the bigger movies of the summer.

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App Junkie Loves Custom Radio

Posted on 25 May 2011 by @brihannajoi

Slacker Radio for iPhone
By: Slacker, Inc.
Price: FREE!

 

Junkies, apps for music seem to be everywhere these days. Some far exceed others. Some crash incessantly and are more trouble than they are worth! But there are a few rare gems out there. One of these gems is Slacker Radio.

Slacker Radio is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and, more recently, iPad. Now, I am a longtime fan of Slacker Radio, my favorite feature over other apps being not the music, but the comedy stations. And not just censored comedy collections, but explicit as well. Their selection is varied and rarely do I hear repeats. Slacker Radio allows you to listen to their over 150 expert-programmed radio stations or create your own. This app gives you access to the entire Slacker music library featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists. And now there are brand new features added just this week.

You can now browse the songs and artists on Slacker stations and make your own custom stations within the application. Search or simply browse station and artist pages for new music. Slacker also offers subscriptions with additional features. A Slacker Premium Radio subscription, gives users the ability to create playlists as well as play songs, albums and artists on demand, a feature I would gladly pay for! In addition to being able to stream on-demand content, Slacker Premium Radio subscribers can also cache stations, playlists and albums to their device to listen without a network connection! No Wi-Fi or wireless needed. Enhanced music discovery featuring artist bios, album reviews & lyrics is also included with paid subscriptions.

With all these features, there

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Possible ‘Justice League’ Film Official Announcement Coming Soon?

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Christian

Could it be true? Will an official announcement of a ‘JusticeLeague’

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CONFIRMED: Industrial Light & Magic Doing VFX For The Avengers!

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Christian

The Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company have confirmed via their official website that they are working on

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VIDEO GAMES: First Trailer And Character Artwork For Green Lantern 3DS Unveiled!

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Christian

The first trailer for the 3D

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Lost

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Christian

Yesterday marked a full year since

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This Is the Trailer for The Muppets … Or Is It?

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Christian


If you went to the movies this past weekend, you might have seen the trailer for a little romantic comedy called

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Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dream Eater Saga

Posted on 23 May 2011 by TH3 No08

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dream Eater Saga #0

Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com

Written by: Raven Gregory
Art by: Anthony Spay

When picking up a comic such as Grimm Fairy Tales by Zenoscope (who have been building the Grimm Fairy Tales brand since 2005) you often find your self behind the cart before you even get started. The characters in these books are not your every day super heroes or characters that you would usually recognize from other comics so you have to do a little research or pick up some back issues to get up to speed on the story. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a lazy reader but that’s a lot of catching up to do and a lot of old comics to go on the hunt for and I just don’t have the time for it. Well for all you time challenged readers like me who just can’t fit a day of research into your comic reading this book is for you.

Grimm Fairy Tales: The Death Eater Saga #0 serves as both a beginning to a new story arc, the before mentioned Death Eater Saga, as well a detailed compendium of characters and background information on the series sure to quickly get you up to speed. Much like the .1 series of comics by Marvel, if you want to jump into the Grimm Fairy tale world this is the issue to pick up.

The Death Eater Saga begins with a brief 11 page back story on one of the main characters in the Grimm Fairy Tales world, Baba Yaga and how she became who she is. I don’t know if this story line has every really been touched on in this series before but they do a great job here of setting up her character and giving here a reason for being the vengeful, angry witch she has become.

However, When i reached the end of the first 11 pages and the story ended with only half the book gone I was a bit confused, that is until I turned the page and found a detailed description of the earth and realms, classes and factions, bios, as well as a check list of all the previous books and volumes to catch up on. Nice.

While I was originally expecting a more detailed story with more than just an intro to the character of Baba Yaga I found myself more than happy with what I got, and that was a well done introduction to the Grimm Fairy Tale world that left me excited and ready to pick up the next issue.

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VIDEO GAMES: First Look At Batman: Arkham City’s Penguin!

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Christian

Hit the jump for your first look at the

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UPDATE: The Dark Knight Rises Teaser To Appear With Harry Potter 7: Part 2?

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Christian

With mountains of salt, recent posts suggest the first teaser for The Dark Knight Rises could appear in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Check it out!

Though sourced yet again from the double-dealing

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ABC New Promo Video Clip For Charlie

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Christian

Video Clip from ABC

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Too little too Late for Wonder Woman Shorts!

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Christian

The pilot for David E. Kelley

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Cartoon Network’s MAD Series Parodies Smallville!

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Christian

Didn’t think they’d be any

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Leaves Me With an Empty Feeling…

Posted on 23 May 2011 by TH3 No08

Kung Fu Panda 2 had a lot going against it before I ever even took my seat in the crowded theater full of kids and parents eager to get an early look at what’s sure to be a summer blockbuster. I wasn’t a huge fan of 2008′s Kung Fu Panda when I first saw it and the subsequent viewings as my children watched it relentlessly over the summer of 2010 did little to change my opinion of it. I can certainly understand the appeal of it. It’s got a cuddly panda who learns Kung Fu and goes from being a fat goof to being the Dragon Warrior over the course of 2 short hours or so. What’s not to like about that? Jack Black, that’s what. And Angelina Jolie. And the

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Moriarty: The Dark Chamber #1 review…

Posted on 20 May 2011 by TH3 No08

Moriarty: The Dark Chamber #1

Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com

Written by: Daniel Corey
Art by : Anthony Diecidue

I’m a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes series. I enjoy the complexity of the mysteries, the science used to solve the cases, and I really enjoy the character that inhabit the world of Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty is one of the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that has actually had a much larger role in the films and movies based on the original series of books than he ever did in the two books he actually appeared in and that’s not a bad thing. Writers and filmmakers over the years have expanded on the myth of Moriarty so much that he has now become synonomous with Sherlock Holmes and now you can follow his post Sherlock Holmes life in Moriarty: The Dark Chamber.

The Dark Chamber picks up some 20 years after the death of Sherlock Holmes. Having spent the last 20 years trying to escape the demons of his past, Moriarty has now taken on a new persona and picked up where Sherlock Holmes left off, just on the dark side. He is now an investigator of sorts for the criminal underworld who also dabbles in shipping to fill his free time and give him a legitimate front. Just when things are seeming to reach normality he is threatened by a force from his past when he is hired to find Sherlock Holmes’ missing brother as well as a former professor he once knew who has also gone missing. This of course leads him back into a world he has been very careful to avoid, putting himself and everything he has worked for over the past 20 years, in danger.

I didn’t really know what to expect when I picked this book up but I soon found myself engrossed in an exciting tale not unlike many of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries. While the dialogue was at times a bit wordy, I never found myself bored, I actually quite enjoyed the witty banter of the many back and forth conversations Moriarty had while trying to suss out clues from the crafty thieves and villains that populate this book. I would definitly recommend this to both fans of the Sherlock Holmes series as well as anyone just looking for a good read.

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