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SXSW Film Review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’

In “Unfriended: Dark Web,” the horror begins with a MacBook’s startup bonggg. Without leaving the computer screen — and Stephen Susco’s film will never leave the computer screen — the audience quickly learns several key things: A boy named Matias (Colin Woodell) has a stolen laptop, a deaf girlfriend named Amaya (Stephanie Nogueras), and a gang of friends with nothing better to do than play Cards Against Humanity on Skype. There’s a lot you can learn from snooping someone’s keystrokes. A Spotify playlist named after Amaya speaks to Matias’ devotion, his email address implies an ego that needs defragging.

Pity for Matias, no one wields spyware with more tyranny than the laptop’s original owner, a hacker in an underground cyber cabal who delights in snuff films and ancient Greek mythology. Their app looks like an 8-bit River Styx and if you don’t recognize their shared code name,
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‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Review: Another Blumhouse Desktop Thriller, and the Internet Is Still Pretty Evil — SXSW 2018

A classic horror trope: Secure, private spaces can be infiltrated by dreadful forces and when danger lurks in showers, bedrooms, and suburban neighborhoods, nothing’s really safe. Filmmakers inevitably came for the computer screen and that was 2014’s “Unfriended,” a new-age found-footage horror movie unfolding exclusively on a desktop screen. The unexpected commercial hit found a group of friends dealing with a ghostly threat over frantic Skype conversations and Facebook chats, reinventing old chills for the social media age. Made on the cheap and plugged into a millennial vernacular, it was only a matter of time before there was a sequel.

See More:‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinki’s Monster Movie is a Riveting, Near-Silent Thriller — SXSW 2018

With the Blumhouse-branded “Unfriended: Dark Web” (previously titled “Unfriended: Game Night,” until that became the title of a studio comedy), the new screen-based chiller trades the earlier entry’s supernatural component for
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Comic-Con 2012 - Full Sunday Schedule is Live!

Sunday July 15th is the last day of Comic-Con 2012, and most of us will be completely worn out looking like Spider-Man in the image above. Chances are he's asleep under that mask. Sunday has always been a cool down day for us, we kind of just try to relax a little bit more and enjoy it. That doesn't mean their isn't anything to see or do though!

We've got a Fringe screening and Q&A, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary, Sons of Anarchy, the annual Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical screening, and more! I've always wanted to go the Buffy musical sing-a-long, but am usually trying to leave San Diego before it starts.

Just a little reminder, we will be having our annual GeekTyrant meet up this year to meet our readers, which is something we always enjoy doing! That will take place on Wednesday night, and
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Sunday Schedule

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Sunday Schedule
Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Sunday, July 15, the final day of San Diego Comic-Con 2012. We have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV related panels right here. You can also clickHere to check out the events happening on Wednesday and Thursday, clickHere for Friday's events, and clickHere for the Saturday schedule.

10:00-11:00 Fringe Screening and Q&A

Fringe returns to Comic-Con for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Series stars Anna Torv (The Pacific), Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), Lance Reddick (Lost), Blair Brown (Altered States), Jasika Nicole (Take the Lead), and John Noble (The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King), along with executive producer J.H. Wyman (Keen Eddie), offer a Q&A with fans and an exclusive video presentation. Don't miss the discussion about the climactic conclusion of this critically acclaimed thriller. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television,
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Sunday Schedule For San Diego Comic-Con 2012

The organizers of San Diego Comic-Con have released the official schedule of events for Sunday, July 15 which you can now view below.

San Diego Comic-Con – Sunday, July 15

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-to: Publishing Industry: From Manuscript to Industry — So you have the desire to write a book and get it published, but what does that really mean? Agents, editors, publishers, reviewers, self-publishing, traditional publishing, print on demand, ebooks, foreign language-the list goes on. What does it mean to “write for profit,” and what are the pitfalls to watch out for? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you some insights into the real world that is the Publishing Industry. Warning: this seminar is not for the weak of spirit. Room 2

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Jason Shiga — Comic-Con special guest Jason Shiga is best known for his interactive comics, including Meanwhile and Knock Knock. He will present a career retrospective detailing
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Comic-Con 2012: Cartoon Network Announces Panels and Events at the Con and On the Air

Press Release:

Cartoon Network Continues the Celebration at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Network Announces Panels and Events Leading Up To 20th Birthday Bash in the Fall

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network’s amplified Convention Center presence will include a fan-centric booth, buzzing with activity showcasing a life-sized, interactive re-creation of the living room from their hit series Regular Show, where lead characters Mordecai and Rigby spend a majority of their time. As the network prepares for its 20th Birthday celebration later this year, fans will have an opportunity to be filmed by Cartoon Network cameras in the Regular Show living room or in the Network’s 20th Birthday “confessional room” sharing some of their favorite Cartoon Network memories. Some lucky fans may even be featured on the Network during three upcoming marathon weekends! For fans and collectors alike, this year’s Comic-Con exclusive giveaways will include five
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Cartoon Network Announces Comic-Con Panels and Events

Cartoon Network fans, clear your Comic-Con schedules, the network has announced their panels and events for San Diego this year. The shows that will be there include Adventure Time, Dreamworks Dragons, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and more.

Official Press Release:

Thursday, July 12

Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk: (Room 6A) Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon, left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of master dragon trainer Hiccup, his faithful dragon Toothless and his friends on the island of Berk. Dragon training reaches new heights as our heroes unlock secrets about their dragons, explore wild frontiers and discover new dragon species, all while battling against fierce enemies they never dreamed existed. Come get a first look at the series, which premieres this fall on Cartoon Network, and hear from some of the talented dragon trainers who helped bring it to life.

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Ben 10: Omniverse & DC Nation to Lead Cartoon Network’s Comic Con Hero Roster

Hero time is most definitely the order of the day this year at San Diego Comic Con. Cartoon Network has just announced that Ben 10: Omniverse will make its national debut at Sdcc.

Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) will be appearing alongside the Omniverse executive producers to discuss the upcoming show and changes to the franchise.

Joining Ben 10 will be Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice from DC Nation. Following a screening of DC’s top shows, several Warner Bros Animation Executive Producers will be on hand to show off new clips from Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go!, two new series coming to Cartoon Network. Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats), Aaron Horvath (Mad) and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation will be on the panel.

Editor’S Pick: 23 Photos of Bandai’s Upcoming ‘Ben 10: Omniverse’ Series

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Non-Gaming Game News For the Week Ending January 27th

Want to know how to make your own health potion from Diablo? The Gaming Gourmet will teach you how.

Diablo gets a comic, more video game food, and kids getting trapped in games on your TV screen in this week's non-gaming game news.

If the wait for Diablo III is absolutely killing you, then maybe you should check out the first two issues of the miniseries running at DC Comics. The plot synopsis sounds like typical hero's journey stuff, but you can never tell what kind of Easter eggs and tidbits DC and Blizzard might have put their heads together to seed throughout the story.

Here's the synopsis of the current issue:

Travel to Diablo's Dreadlands courtesy of DC Comics

Written by Aaron Williams; Art and cover by Joseph Lacroix

The Dreadlands are being corrupted by madness, causing its victims to open their flesh and lash out at friend and foe alike.
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5 Reasons Cartoon Network's Level Up Will Make Viewers Say "Huzzah!"

Cartoon Network is giving its audience another reason to give thanks this holiday season with the premiere of its original movie, Level Up, airing Wednesday at 7/6c.

Gamers Wyatt (Gaelan Connell), Lyle (Jessie T. Usher) and Dante (Connor del Rio) are part of an online clan that travels through the video game "Conqueror of Worlds" under the avatars known as Black Death, Wizza and Sir Bickle...

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TV Movie Review: Level Up

Genre: Sci-Fi | Fantasy

Air Date/Time: November 23rd at 7/6c

Network: Cartoon Network

Director: Peter Lauer

Writers: Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman

Cast: Gaelan Connell, Connor Del Rio, Jessie Usher, Aimee Carrero

Cartoon Network’s original movie Level Up is a fantastical comedy for the video game age. At night, Wyatt (Gaelan Connell), Lyle (Jessie T. Usher) and Dante (Connor del Rio) battle together as heroic avatars “Black Death,” “Sir Bickle” and “Wizza” in a massively multi-player online video game, Conqueror of All Worlds. Yet, in real life these high school classmates barely know each other’s names, let alone each other’s real identities. That all changes after they mistakenly open a portal from the game world to the real world.

Sightings of strange creatures around town force the three guys to finally meet up Irl (in real life). Now, they must toss aside their differences and come together
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Film News: Universal Changes Title of Ron Howard’s ‘What You Don’t Know’ to ‘The Dilemma’

Chicago – After being unofficially named the “Untitled Cheating Project” and “Cheaters,” Universal Pictures told on Thursday that the official name of Ron Howard’s Chicago-filmed picture has changed from “What You Don’t Know” to “The Dilemma”.

Universal officially titled the film as “What You Don’t Know” on another Thursday (July 15, 2010) just two weeks ago. “The Dilemma” stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah, Chelcie Ross, Amy Morton, Gary Houston and Connor Del Rio from director Ron Howard and writer Allan Loeb.

From left to right: Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Connelly.

Image credit: Google Images

Ron Howard has also directed “Angels & Demons,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Cinderella Man,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Edtv,” “Ransom,” “Apollo 13,” “Backdraft,” “Parenthood,” “Cocoon,” “Splash” and “Grand Theft Auto”. Here is the comedy’s official synopsis:

Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an
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‘What You Don’t Know’ is Official Title to Ron Howard’s ‘Untitled Cheating Project’ With Vince Vaughn

Chicago – Ron Howard’s Chicago-filmed “Untitled Cheating Project” comedy (which has also unofficially been referred to as “Cheaters”) has a new title: “What You Don’t Know,” Universal Pictures confirmed with on Thursday. The film is slated to hit theaters on Jan. 14, 2011.

“What You Don’t Know” stars a powerhouse of stars including Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James, Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum, Chelcie Ross, Amy Morton, Gary Houston and Connor Del Rio from director Ron Howard and writer Allan Loeb.

From left to right: Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Connelly.

Image credit: Google Images

The film centers on a man who discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. Ron Howard has also directed “Angels & Demons,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Cinderella Man,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Edtv,” “Ransom,” “Apollo 13,” “Backdraft,” “Parenthood,” “Cocoon,” “Splash” and “Grand Theft Auto”.

Principal photography
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