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5 Geeky Things We Want This Week, Blood Moon Edition

6 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The blood moon is wreaking havoc in our lives. Our star charts are a mess, and we've settled into a state of low-level anxiety. Let's calm ourselves with a few treats.

Neca Series 1 Pacific Rim "Gipsy Danger" 7" Deluxe Action Figure

Don't you want to have the coolest jaeger sitting on your desk, watching your back while you work? I do. [Amazon]

Weeping Angel Shirt

What's the only thing scarier than a weeping angel? A weeping angel that you can't see. Walk around in a perpetual state of fear in this t-shirt. [HerUniverse]

Superman Batman Throw Pillows

Ladies love throw pillows. We can't get enough of them. Make your pad more lady friendly with these bold, graphic Batman and Superman pillows. [Etsy]

Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

This R2-D2 Figure can sit on your counter, looking for all the world like a a geeky decorative touch until you need to measure ingredients to make cookies. »

- Mily Dunbar

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David Lynch Subverted a Franchise to Ensure a Sequel to ‘Dune’ was Impossible

8 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Anyone who knows David Lynch’s work is familiar with his penchant for messing with the audience. One only has to look at how he ended his popular series Twin Peaks, or pretty much any part of the mind-bending Eraserhead, to realize this. Even though in the early 1980s, Lynch had been courted as a potential director for some major films (including Return of the Jedi… wouldn’t you have liked to see the Ewoks in that version?), he had his big studio break with the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. While it was a commercial and critical failure, Dune also represents Lynch’s subversive filmmaking nature, more than some people even realize. At the time, Hollywood was looking for the next Star Wars, much like how they are furiously searching for the next Hunger Games now with films like Divergent and The Maze Runner. Dune had been in development since the early 1970s, and »

- Kevin Carr

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'Sorcerer' Blu-ray Review

10 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I interviewed William Friedkin back in 2012 (read part one here and part two here) and asked about the status of Sorcerer back then, knowing of the legal issues it was facing as Paramount and Universal couldn't seem to decide who owned the rights to the film. Friedkin was suing both studios in order to figure that out and hopefully get a remastered version of, what I believe is best called a "cult classic" at this point, the film released. Two years later, it finally arrives courtesy of Warner Home Video in all its tension laden madness. While Friedkin doesn't like the term, Sorcerer is a remake of French director Henri-Georges Clouzot's Wages of Fear (which itself was based on Georges Arnaud's novel), an amazing movie and one I've written about before, including my 2009 review of the Criterion Blu-ray. I can understand Friedkin's aversion to the word "remake" as »

- Brad Brevet

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Georges St-Pierre -- I Want To Be a Villain!!

10 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Georges St-Pierre may have a Dark Side ... 'cause the Ufc legend tells TMZ Sports he has a secret desire to be a villain ... a la Darth Vader. Gsp was crutching around L.A. after undergoing surgery for a torn Acl when we started talking about his cameo in the new "Captain America" flick ... and asked him if he had any desire to play a superhero on the big screen. St-Pierre said he's always been a »

- TMZ Staff

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Star Wars "What If" Art by Tony Warne — Vader Redeemed

11 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Artist Tony Warne, aka Jedi-Art-Trick, has created a lot of Star Wars art. We are featuring just a few pieces today, and the most interesting one he's simply titled "Leia and Vader," but as you can see, the art doesn't fit any canon storyline.

Warne had this to say about the piece:

This was just me really wanting to paint a redeemed (yet still alive) Darth Vader and Leia wearing a white getup like Padme wore in episode 2, just for fun. The idea came from the Star Wars Infinites Return of the Jedi comic, in which Vader is actually saved by Luke and Leia and turns away from the dark side, joining the rebellion. In the last panel, he dons a completely white suit of his armor. I thought that was a neat idea, but the white armor was a bit much. I just wanted to give a little more "sith-turned-jedi" vibe from him, »

- Free Reyes

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Which Bad Movies Have Absolutely Brilliant Soundtracks?

12 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We tend to take sound for granted when it comes to the movies; unless it’s done badly, you rarely notice it or appreciate all the effort that has gone into making sure everything matches up. But whereas that might be the case for the sound effects and sound mixing department, it can’t really be said for soundtracks, which – if done correctly – are usually one of the major aspects that stick in your memory long after a flick is over. Walking out of a movie theatre – and given the soundtrack was awesome – you almost always end up leaving humming the title theme.

Soundtracks are an essential part of the cinematic experience, of course: try and imagine classic films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly without their iconic musical cues – it’s probably not inaccurate to say that none of »

- WhatCulture

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TCM: Anna Kendrick ♥s "The Women" (So do we.)

15 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's Diana's last report from the TCM Film Festival which closed this weekend. One more from Anne Marie is coming up and it's a wrap. Take it away, Diana...

Ben & Anna Kendrick at The Women screening

In one of the few overlaps in our Tcmff schedule, Anne Marie and I sat down for the all-star classic The Women (1939). We've both watched the film a countless number of times - it's such a treat. The El Capitan organist played a variety of film standards (including the Star Wars theme) as we chuckled and waited for the introduction. The cherry on top? Anna Kendrick, cool girl exemplar, was the special guest, there to introduce the comedy classic alongside TCM stalwart (and object of many TCM fangirls’ affections) Ben Mankiewicz.

 Walking out on stage, Kendrick sported a chic yet casual look with a black tee, black skinny jeans and black heeled boots paired »

- Diana D Drumm

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The Star Wars News Roundup - 4.18.14

15 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let's get to it! Episode VII and Spinoff News and Rumors The big news of the week was what appears to be our first photo from the set of "Episode VII" in Abu Dhabi: We've captured what are likely the first images of Star Wars: Episode VII set in the Abu Dhabi desert #StarWars http://t.co/sLEUbJXnRk — LifeNationalUAE (@LifeNationalUAE) April 15, 2014 The National »

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UK Readers: Win Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on Blu-ray!

19 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell – coming to 2-disc DVD and single-disc Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK on 28 April – we have a copy to give away to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully Gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply »

- Pestilence

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Divergent review: girls just wanna do everything

17 April 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

No, it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies. Sometimes we call such stories archetypal. Mythic, even. I’m “biast” (pro): I am eager for movies — especially genre movies — with female protagonists

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Now see that, Hollywood! That wasn’t so hard, was it? To make a movie about a young woman doing cool kickass stuff and being the master of her own destiny… it didn’t sting too terribly much, did it, now? It looks like she might even get to save the world or something by the time the last of three-books-turned-into-four-movies comes around, and that won’t hurt, will it?

I hear the cries: “But Hunger Games!” Yes, Hunger Games. And? If there’s room enough in the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Page 2: Star Wars, Alien, Toy Story, Maleficent, Lego, The Strain, Dwayne Johnson

17 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: That’s no moon, it’s […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Alien, Toy Story, Maleficent, Lego, The Strain, Dwayne Johnson appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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How to Properly Invest Your Tax Refund

17 April 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Send to a Friend View Online Iron Man Defender on Silver 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Daredevil Echolocation 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Fantastic Four Fabulous Heather Grey T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Iron Man Well-Defined Costume T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Captain America Pinball 30 Single T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 X-Men Uncanny #141 Cover 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Batman Typeface Cowl Black T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Shazam Stars T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Batman Typeface Cowl Black T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 Superman Front & Back Image Blue T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Superman Man Of Steel Red Eyes T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Green Lantern Long Sleeve Symbol T-Shirt $24.99$19.00 Star Wars Comic Sublimated T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Star Wars Chewbacca Dunks 30 Single T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Transformers Soundwave Costume T-Shirt $21.99$16.00 Simpsons Homer's Dinner Is Coming T-Shirt $19.99$14.00 X-Men Distressed Grey Women's 30 Single T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Iron Man Invincible Burst Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 X-Men Kitty Pryde Phase Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Superman Symbol Women's Navy T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Batman Athletic Deep V-Neck Juniors T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Superman Symbol Juniors Racerback Tank Top $21.99$16.00 Tmnt Raphael Costume Women's T-Shirt $23.99$16.00 Star Trek Women's Science Uniform Ringer T-Shirt $25.99$18.00 Power Rangers Yellow »

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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

17 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

17 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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Darth Vader Jumpsuit

17 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

“You don’t know the power of the Jumpsuit… I mean um, The Daaark Siiide! Yeah, that sounds more evil. Let’s go with that.”

This is the perfect jumpsuit for future sleepover parties where you and your buddies can rewatch the original Star Wars trilogy before the release of Episode VII. Grown men have sleepover parties, right? No? Ok, then it’s the perfect outfit for camping out in line for the release of the upcoming sequel. My plan is to wear breakaway pants over the jumpsuit, and when someone asks why my hoodie is tucked into my pants I’ll rip my pants off and then cut their hand off. 

The jumpsuit is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester — so it’s as breezy as a Jedi robe and is as slippery as a Sith lord. The jumpsuit will run you between $59.74 – $75.00 from Amazon.

via: Geek Alerts »

- Eli Reyes

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Get Your Geek Game on With These Star Wars Football Helmets

17 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Graphic and digital artist Brandon Hubschman designed these Star Wars football helmets, and I wish they were real. True, they might not be the most practical helmets to wear in a game (Would grabbing the Yoda ears be analogous to grabbing the facemask?), but if you put that Darth Vader helmet on your quarterback, no one would ever dare sack him. And the C3PO helmet is so shiny you could just blind the receivers and never have to worry about a pass interference call. Wouldn't it would great to see a full Rebels vs. Empire game with all the players kitted out in these helmets? Someone should really pitch that to Roger Goodell.

Check out more of his art at his Behance gallery.

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- Mily Dunbar

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Both ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4′ May Begin Filming This Year

17 April 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Three of the last four blockbusters that Jerry Bruckheimer produced for the Walt Disney Company – specifically the ones that did not feature the Jack Sparrow character – under-performed at the box office and/or failed to kickoff a lucrative new franchise as intended. Hence, it didn’t come as a shock when the pair went their separate ways in 2013, now that the Mouse House has Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe as a primary source for cash flow (and intends to take advantage of new-acquisition Lucasfilm to usher in a new era of Star Wars multi-platform entertainment).

Bruckheimer was quick to land on his ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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12 Most Awesome 1980s Action Figure Toy Lines

17 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I have to admit that growing up in the '80s we had some pretty badass toys. They don't make toys like this anymore. I loved playing with action figures growing up, what kid didn't!? I have a lot of fond memories of those days and the hours upon hours I would spend playing with my action figures. I just unleashed my imagination. I wish I still had some of these toys from when I was kid, but I don't. Some of them have literally been shot and buried. Damn my kid self for not taking better care of these things! It was always fun to mix and match the toys while playing out my ridiculous crossover storylines. 

You can check out my twelve selections below, and I've included a vintage '80s toy commercial for each one. If I left out one of your favorites, please let me know in the comment section below! »

- Joey Paur

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First Look: The Force is With The Goldbergs for Star Wars Episode

17 April 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The Force is with him! The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, a lifelong Star Wars nut, will flash back to the 1983 release of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi for the sitcom's May 6 episode (9/8c, ABC). The plot has young Adam (Sean Giambrone) blackmailing his sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia), to wait in line with him on opening day of the movie, where they meet a bunch of costumed fans including guest star Thomas Lennon.

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- Michael Logan

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The force of law: Prisoner claims persecution for Star Wars faith

17 April 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'I fear retaliation from the dark side', says anonymous prisoner at London's Hmp Isis, alleging widespread intolerance of Jedis

A British prisoner who claims to be a practicing Jedi says he faces persecution from authorities unwilling to recognise the Star Wars religion.

The unnamed prisoner has written to prison newspaper Inside Time, asking editors not to publish his name or other details "as I fear retaliation from the dark side". In a letter published on the newspaper's website, he writes: "I recently put in an application asking that I be allowed to practise my religion freely I am a Jedi. The written reply said, 'whilst Jedi is a recognised religion according to the UK census, it is not recognised by the National Offender Management Service, and we cannot change your religious record because of this.'"

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- Ben Child

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