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Sam Raimi Came Very Close To Directing A “Wacky” Version Of The Fly II

David Cronenberg’s The Fly is an all-time horror classic and might just be the finest body horror film ever made. Even three decades after it was released, its gross practical special effects still astonish, as does Jeff Goldbum’s twitchily committed performance as the unfortunate Seth Brundle. Despite its firm place in the cinematic canon, however, few recall its sequel, The Fly II.

Released in 1989, the film follows the orphaned Martin Brundle, Seth’s son, as he discovers that he’s got his own special kind of buzz about him. Directed by Chris Walas, the makeup and animatronics director on the original, the film features only one returning cast member (Geena Davis is replaced by Saffron Henderson) and the general consensus is that it’s an entirely unnecessary footnote to the original. It’s not all bad though, as it’s got a totally sweet gore moment where a
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The Fly II

Eric Stoltz gets the bluebottle blues as Martin Brundle, the son of doomed scientist Seth who inherits the experimenting bug with similarly horrific results. Continuing his father's research into teleportation at the sinister Bartok Industries, Martin reveals all to his more cautious colleague Daphne Zuniga. But before she can say "metamorphosis", the world is faced with another raging insectoid abomination.
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F1 Result: Kimi Raikkonen Wins Australian Grand Prix

Lotus Racing’s Kimi Raikkonen showed exactly why he has been considered a title contender in pre-season with a solid win in Melbourne.

The 2007 world champion finished more than 12 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso, whose Ferrari showed great pace in the dry conditions. Sebastian Vettel, who had started on pole, finished third.

Vettel’s Red Bull team will be disheartened by their lack of pace, struggling in particular with tyre degradation. “After a good two-three laps the tyres were falling apart,” said the third-placed German. “We couldn’t go as long as other people.”

It was a world away from the latter half of last season, where a Red Bull pole position had almost guaranteed a Red Bull win. Mark Webber, who had an awful start in what could be his last home Grand Prix, passed the chequered flag in sixth place.

Mercedes, too, will be slightly disappointed by the result.
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3 Reasons Why Formula One Needs To Change

While it could be argued that the 2012 Formula One season was one of the best on record, it ended up being a two horse race between the usual suspects – Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

Yes I admit it was a turn out for the books after the first seven races were won by seven different drivers, including a first win for Mercedes Amg and Nico Rosberg. However, from the European Gp onwards it was plain to see that McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull had built the best cars and even a rejuvanated Lotus with grumpy Kimi at the wheel could not stop the same old train running.

However, that said the end of 2012 saw some significant changes: one driver has retired again – that’s you Schumacher, one driver has decided to move between teams faster than Martin Brundle on a grid walk – that’s you Ferrari Simulator Tester Pedro De La Rosa.
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Sky to run first 3D coverage of Formula One

Sky has confirmed plans to broadcast its first ever live Formula One in 3D ahead of the 2013 season.

Viewers will be able to watch the third test session from the Circuit de Catalunya on Sky 3D, as Sky experiments with 3D coverage of the sport.

All four days of the session from February 28 to March 3 will be shown on Sky 3D, as well as simulcast in standard and high definition on Sky Sports F1.

Sky's F1 commentator Martin Brundle said: "This is a special moment for Formula 1 fans and exactly the kind of innovation and access that Sky Sports F1 promised.

"3D will show us the real challenges of the race track with added depth and perspective. It will be a new, immersive experience for viewers and I can't wait to see what F1 action in 3D will reveal."

Sky Sports F1 executive producer Martin Turner said that the 3D
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Michael Fassbender To Narrate Formula One Racing Doc ’1′

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Add documentary narrator to the list of things Michael Fassbender is probably better at than you’ll ever be.

The Golden Globe nominated actor who starred in Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, Shame, and an upcoming untitled Terrence Malick film, will now provide narration via his timbre British accent to a documentary about Formula 1 racing entitled 1.

Fassbender was picked for the job because he himself is actually a Formula 1 racing fanatic.

Official synopsis:

“Produced by Exclusive Media’s documentary feature film label Spitfire Pictures (Academy Award winning Undefeated) with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs, “1” is an action documentary that brings the glamour, speed, danger, and excitement of Formula One™ Grand Prix racing to the big screen. The high octane film includes never-before-seen archive footage, a rich soundtrack and the most impressive list of Formula 1™ interviewees ever assembled, including 12 world champions past and present. Their names include: Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti,
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Michael Fassbender to Narrate the Formula One Documentary 1

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Long time Formula 1 enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media's Spitfire Pictures' new documentary film 1, it was announced today by the film's producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.

Fassbender, is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class and Prometheus. For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick's latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got a Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Here's what producers Nigel Sinclair and Michael Shevloff had to say in a joint statement.

"We are honored that Michael has
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Michael Fassbender Signed To Narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures Formula 1 Documentary “1″

Long time Formula 1. enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures. new documentary film .1., it was announced today by the film.s producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.

Fassbender is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-men: First Class and Prometheus. For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick.s latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got A Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-men: Days Of Future Past.

.We are honored that Michael has agreed to lend his voice to our film. He is one of the most
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F1 2012: race is on between BBC and Sky

Sky has plundered the BBC for its new pit crew but the battle between the broadcasters will be as intense as anything out on the track

In 1992, when BSkyB launched its deal to broadcast live Premier League matches, the tone of the promotional strategy was typically bombastic. We were promised a "whole new ball game" to justify the expense of subscribing to a service that had formerly come for free albeit with limited scope. The advertising blitz to accompany the birth of its new bespoke channel, Sky Sports F1, which shares the rights to 10 grands prix with the BBC and will show the other 10 exclusively live, reflects a more sophisticated approach to seduction.

Of course it stresses passion, range and innovation but also emphasises continuity, familiar faces and voices. In the three years since recapturing Formula One from ITV the BBC has expanded the audience for the sport and won a Bafta for its coverage.
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Formula One on Sky has raised the BBC's game, says Jake Humphrey

BBC Sport presenter Jake Humphrey has revealed that he's excited about competing with Sky's coverage of Formula One this year. Sky will share the rights with the BBC for the first time this year and the broadcaster has already announced plans for a dedicated channel to the coverage. They have also poached the BBC's lead commentator Martin Brundle to front their shows. Speaking to Digital Spy about the battle for viewers between the BBC and Sky, Humphrey said: "I'd love to have every F1 race on the BBC, but that isn't the case and we have to make the best of what we have. "I think there are some benefits to the changes. In terms of our talent lineup, I think it's the best we've ever had. We've got Gary Anderson who has actually designed a Formula One car, we've got David Coulthard stepping into the commentary box, we've (more
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Sky Sports F1 Introduce Their New Broadcast Team – Featurettes & Further Info

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Sky Sports F1 is Sky’s latest channel to hit the network and it kicks off next weekend at the Australian Grand Prix. Since I’m a rather big F1 fan and this has a link to TV I thought I’d put up these great little featurettes that Sky have just released introducing us all to their new team of presenters. Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz have both left the BBC to join Sky’s coverage and they are joined by former Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Anthony Davidson, Steve Rider, David Croft, Georgie Thompson and Simon Lazenby.

In the interviews, they talk about their favourite drivers, favourite races and what they’re looking forward to in the upcoming season. I have no doubt that Sky will nail the broadcast of this wonderful sport and with this brilliant team of experts, it’ll surely be epic!
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Top 10 gaming characters you would love to kick up the arse

Batman was every child’s hero, but when the world was introduced to Robin we couldn’t help resent Mr Wayne for befriending this weak, skinny Noddy lookalike; it was okay though because we hadn’t just spent £40 on it. Thus when characters pop up in a game that make you want to physically grab your chosen console and hurl it into the street, in the hope that a passing lorry will be gratitious enough to run it over, we know the creators have made a mistake.

So, after much deliberation, Shadowlocked is delighted - but positively enraged - to bring you the top ten characters we would love to "kick up the arse", as Father Ted would say:

10. Princess Peach (Super Mario)

Okay, so maybe on Mario's first outing all we had to do was jump over a couple of waddling mushrooms, but by the end he was taking
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