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Geek Deals: $8-$9 Blu-Rays and More

31 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Amazon has added a bunch of new deals today: Avatar (Three-Disc Extended Collector's Edition) on Blu-Ray [1] for $22.99, 58% off the $55 msrp. Veronica Mars: Seasons 1-3 on DVD [2] for $19.99 each, 67% off the $60 msrps Across The Universe on Blu-Ray [3] for $6.99 The Illusionist on Blu-ray [4] for $7.99 The Lost Boys on Blu-Ray [5] for $8.99 Hellboy (Director's Cut) on Blu-Ray [6] for $8.99 The Da Vinci Code (Two-Disc Extended Cut) Blu-ray [7] for $8.99 The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition) on Blu-ray [8] for $8.99 Rocky on Blu-ray [9] for $9.99 More after the jump. Previously featured Deals: Blu-Ray Box Sets: The Man with No Name Trilogy [10] on Blu-Ray for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. Resident Evil - The High-Definition Trilogy [11] on Blu-Ray (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) for $24.99, 58% off the $60msrp. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: The Complete First Season [12] on Blu-Ray for $32.99, 59% off the $80msrp. True Blood [13] on Blu-Ray for only $27.49 each season, 66% off the $80 msrp. Heroes: Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray [14]for $23.99 or $24.49 each season, »

- Peter Sciretta

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Blu-ray Deals: 48 Blu-rays Under $10

30 December 2010 9:00 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Amazon is having a great end of the year sale on Blu-rays and I've compiled a list of the 48 best titles under $10.  Like all deals at Amazon, prices change all the time (probably based on inventory) so if you're interested in some of the movies, don't wait too long.  Remember, if you spend over $25 dollars, you get free shipping.  Also, depending on where you live, you might not have to pay sales tax. Disclaimer: Collider is an Amazon affiliate (which means we make a small percentage of every sale). Just know Collider is not corporate owned and every dollar earned helps run the site. Here are the deals broken down by price: $6.99 Ghost Rider (Extended Cut) [Blu-ray] $6.99 (65% off) $7.99 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off) Jason and the Argonauts [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off) The Natural [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off) Léon: The Professional (Theatrical and Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off) The International [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off) Dogma [Blu-ray] $7.99 (60% off) Underworld (Unrated) [Blu-ray] $7.99 (60% off) Black Hawk Down [Blu-ray] $7.99 (68% off »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Geek Deals: Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal on Blu-ray For Only $7.99 each

30 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Amazon has Labyrinth on Blu-ray [1] and The Dark Crystal on Blu-ray [2] on sale for only $7.99 each, 60% off the $20 list price. $24.99 Blu-Ray Box Sets: X-Men Trilogy Blu-Ray [3] (X-Men / X2: X-Men United / X-Men: The Last Stand) for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. The Man with No Name Trilogy [4] on Blu-Ray for $24.99, 64% off the $70 msrp. Resident Evil - The High-Definition Trilogy [5] on Blu-Ray (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) for $24.99, 58% off the $60msrp. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: The Complete First Season [6] on Blu-Ray for $32.99, 59% off the $80msrp. True Blood [7] on Blu-Ray for only $27.49 each season, 66% off the $80 msrp. Heroes: Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray [8]for $23.99 or $24.49 each season, 70% off the $80 list price. The Office: Season Six on Blu-Rayx [9] for $19.99 Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-Ray (+Digital Copy) [10] for $38.99, 51% off the $80 msrp. Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season Blu-ray [11] for $13.99 Blu-Ray Deals: The Fifth Element & Gattaca [12]Blu-Ray combo pack [13] for $12.49 [14]. Duncan Jones »

- Peter Sciretta

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New Photo From ‘Your Highness’

20 December 2010 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Here's a new image from David Gordon Green's Your Highness, which shows off the core cast of Natalie Portman, Danny McBride, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel. The 'all audiences' trailer for the film will hit tomorrow (we've seen a red band trailer already) so consider this a little advance look. USA Today [1] has the image, but doesn't offer too much info that will be new to those who've been following the film's development. Danny McBride, who co-wrote with Ben Best, plays a lazy, arrogant prince who embarks upon a quest with his far more together brother (Franco) to save the bride (Deschanel) of the elder prince. Natalie Portman joins them, as a highly capable warrior. The article mentions '80s fantasy epics like Krull, The Dark Crystal and Ladyhawke, and quotes Danny McBride saying "We didn't want to make fun of them. We really tried to make one of these films. »

- Russ Fischer

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Six 28-Year-Old Films That Deserve a Sequel More Than ‘Tron’

17 December 2010 4:05 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There have already been a surprising number of modern sequels and remakes made from the movies of 1982. Films like The Thing and Conan The Barbarian have remakes coming down the pipe while the Rocky franchise has been continued, and The Dark Crystal and Mad Max franchises have both been promised a latter-day continuation. There’s a lot of rich material there, and this weekend sees Tron: Legacy come out almost three decades after the film it’s following. Of course Tron deserves a sequel because of its large cult appeal and the potential expansiveness that the universe always held. However, there are several other films from 1982 that may even be more worthy to get the way-too-late-in-the-game sequel treatment. Here’s six of ‘em. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Why? Not only did it make about as much as Tron, it also has the same sort of cult status. Plus, it’s about time the world saw a »

- FSR Staff

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English Language Trailer for Jan Sverak’s Kooky

9 December 2010 9:11 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

It’s hard not to get excited about director Jan Sverak’s animated teddy bear adventure “Kooky”. I’ve watched the trailers for this promising little flick several times, and the damned things keep getting more impressive after each and every viewing. Fortunately for those of us who are confined to the English language, a dubbed version of the full trailer for “Kooky” has finally made its way onto the Interwebs. Which is extremely cool, of course, since the specifics of the story were completely lost on me. If you grew up watching stuff like “The Dark Crystal” and “The Neverending Story”, there’s a very strong possibility you’re going to like what you see. Trust me. Kudos to Johnie McEnroe for the heads up. function getVideo() { var so = new SWFObject("http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage/xplayer/yo033.swf", "mplayer", "590", "375", "8", "#000000"); so.addParam("wmode","transparent"); so.addParam("swliveconnect", "true"); so. »

- Todd Rigney

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Looking back at The Witches

30 November 2010 10:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is it really 20 years since the Roald Dahl adaptation, The Witches, appeared? Yes. But it’s as worthy of your attention as ever, as Jeff explains…

"My orders are that every single child in this country shall be r-r-rubbed out, sqvashed, sqvirted, sqvittered and frrrittered," barks the Grand High Witch in Roald Dahl's The Witches, a controversial tale about 'real witches', that has pushed the fright envelope more than any other contemporary children's book or film.

It's been twenty years since one of the most unorthodox fusions of talent pooled together to scare kids silly, with Roald Dahl's source material played surprisingly close to the text, Jim Henson's muppets in full grotesque mode, and strangely enough, maverick director Nicolas Roeg at the helm of a 'children's movie'.

Dahl's spin on childhood is uniquely humorous and violent. His protagonists are often lone operators in which death is not only a fact, »

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'Glee': What's a gelfling?

23 November 2010 7:32 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) delivers some zingers on "Glee," but we have to hand it to her for the best obscure pop culture reference on Tuesday's (Nov. 23) episode.

On "Furt," Kurt (Chris Colfer)goes to Sue, still in the capacity of principal, to explaing about the bullying he's been enduring at school. As he leaves the office, he points out that Sue's calling him "Lady" is just another form of bullying.

She agrees and gives him three alternate nicknames to choose from: "Gelfling, Porcelain or Tickle-Me Dough Face." Sadly, he picks the middle one.

Oh, Kurt, you totally missed out. Gelflings are hella cool, and -- what, you don't know what a gelfling is?

Okay, Gelfling 101: Gelflings are these very fey types of creatures featured in the 1982 Jim Henson fantasy classic "The Dark Crystal." They're slender and have somewhat protracted features. If you haven't seen "The Dark Crystal" yet, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Your Highness Trailer Saddles up

16 November 2010 5:06 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Conan. Krull. The Beastmaster. The Dark Crystal. None of these films featured James Franco being dashing (and silly), Danny McBride as a masturbation-loving doofus, Natalie Portman as a metal thong-wearing warrior woman or Justin Theroux as a wicked, sexually inexperienced sorcerer. Which means they are automatically lesser films than Your Highness, which has just put out a hilarious, filthy new trailer.A word to those of delicate sensibilities: wuss! Sorry, we mean… If you or those around you are likely to be offended by smutty jokes, ladies in their underoos or weed-smoking puppets, you might want to A) write a strongly worded letter of complaint to the producers of the film or B) wait until you’re safely alone and can enjoy this in all its glory.Proposed as a full-on fantasy adventure (not a spoof of the films mentioned above, just one in the same genre that happens to »

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Cameron Diaz May Star In The PG-13 Muppet Movie Happytime Murders

9 November 2010 5:33 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Back in the 80s it was Jim Henson.s dream to develop more adult focused projects using Muppets. The Dark Crystal, for example, was one of his better attempts to make that happen. The movie is rich and artistic, but it never really caught on. Though Jim is gone, under the leadership of his son Brian the Jim Henson Company has continued to pursue that goal. In fact back in 2004 the Henson Company sold the rights to Kermit, Miss Piggy, and all their most iconic characters to Disney, in part so they could focus more on achieving that goal. So far it hasn.t really worked. Their best adult-focused achievement so far has been, without question, the Sci-Fi Channel series Farscape. If you haven.t seen it, pick it up and watch 5 episodes on DVD. You.ll be hooked. It.s not just a great show, it.s maybe the »

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The 50 Oldest Living Oscar Nominees

23 October 2010 12:31 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Happy birthday to Best Actress winner Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, 1941), also known as the second Mrs. DeWinter. She turns 93 years young today. What on earth was she thinking about when she won the Oscar. This photo to your left fascinates me on account of "who knows?" It seems so much more candid than many Oscar night photos.

I keep the following "still with us!" list, not from any morbid curiousity but from a genuine happiness that some legendary screen stars are still walking the earth even though most of them aren't walking the screens these days. This year has been rough with the losses so maybe I'm going to stop keep this list. My heart was in the right place!  We want the following to know that their past accomplishments are acknowledged by new generations.

The Oldest Living Oscar Nominees

All of them were born before the movies even had sound! »

- NATHANIEL R

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[DVD Review] Stardust

18 September 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Not every fantasy film has to feature huge sweeping battle sequences (a la Tolkien or Peter Jackson) nor does it require incredibly intricate costumes or CGI beasts (courtesy of Guillermo del Toro). Sometimes the story can be as simple as a classical love story set in a far away kingdom with a mix of folklore and modern steampunk to make it pop. A fairytale. When the alternate fantastical world occurs under the watchful eye of a director like Matthew Vaughn using a story written by one of the most popular voices in fantasy today, Neil Gaiman, it has a pretty good chance of rising above the more mundane films of the genre. Stardust benefits from a superb cast, a campy self-awareness, and enough polish to help you look over some of the faults, none of which really detract from the level of fun Stardust incites.

One night of youthful curiosity-induced »

- Lex Walker

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Archaia adapts early Henson project

4 August 2010 12:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Archaia has announced a graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl's A Tale of Sand. Henson and his long-time collaborator Juhl worked on the screenplay during the 1960s, but nothing ever came of the project. Working with The Jim Henson Company, Archaia will adapt the tale of a boy who is ejected from a dusty village and forced to wander out into the desert. "This script is a peek into the early creative mind of Jim Henson, and is a unique vision that is so different from his work with The Muppets, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth or any of (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Review: 'Henson's Place'

3 August 2010 9:32 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I miss Jim Henson. I recall sitting in my home office and hearing the stunning news that the puppeteer had unexpectedly passed away. All I could think of were the movies and television shows that we would never see, the voice of Kermit the Frog growing silent. As it is, every time the family watches the Muppet Christmas Special, I sigh at the end when he makes a cameo appearance.

Henson was a gentle, creative man, but in the documentary, Henson’s Place, he’s also described as a having a “steely will” and he needed that to bring his creations to life and before the public. The 52-minute show was produced for airing in Wales in 1984 and has played on PBS here in the states. Today, Lionsgate releases the documentary on DVD. It’s a frozen moment in time, six years before his untimely passing, but well after he »

- Robert Greenberger

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10 reasons why 1982 was a great year for geek movies

12 July 2010 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

1982 was a vintage year for classic films of a geek persuasion and here’s our run-down of the ten very best to prove it...

While every year sees the release of excellent genre movies, it's remarkable, looking back, just how many genuinely brilliant action, science fiction and fantasy movies appeared in 1982. Here's our run-down of the very best movies released that year...

10. Rocky III

After the Oscar-winning 1976 original, Sylvester Stallone's underdog boxing movies descended rapidly into self-parody, but like the Rambo movies, they remained enormously entertaining, particularly if enjoyed with a few beers and a takeaway.

Having finally defeated arch rival Apollo Creed in the previous movie, Sly's underdog boxer Rocky finds himself out of condition and increasingly complacent following a string of push-over victories.

When the singularly aggressive Clubber Lang (Mr. T, whose "I pity the fool" line became his character B.A. Baracus' catchphrase in The A-Team »

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San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Sunday Schedule Highlights

12 July 2010 1:14 PM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

We've taken you through the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday schedules for this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, and now it's time to highlight some of Sunday's offerings, too.

While this year's show continues the tradition of offering the most buzz-worthy items Thursday-Saturday, the lineup for Sunday has a few gems you might want to take note of, too. You can see the full schedule over at the official Comic-Con website, but I've picked out a few items to highlight — just in case you needed some help deciding what to check out.

Here are some of the underlined and red-lettered events on my schedule for this year's Comic-Con.

"Smallville" is entering its final season, so what better way to send it off than an early peek at the grand finale?

10:00-11:00 Smallville Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns for its last visit to Comic-Con in »

- Rick Marshall

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The Power of the Dark Crystal Movie Details

27 June 2010 5:48 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Yes, we all know that a lot has changed with The Dark Crystal during the time, but still, it’s nice to hear that the project is moving forward.

So, maybe Genndy Tartakovsky is no longer attached to direct Power of the Dark Crystal, but earlier announced Peter and Michael Spierig could be just the perfect choice.

The Spierig Brothers recently appeared at a convention in Australia, where they talked about their approach to the film, and we’re here today to share some new details with you. But before that, let us all remind some official sequel facts…

“Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt »

- Fiona

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Slight Details Revealed About the Spierig Brothers’ Power of the Dark Crystal

24 June 2010 1:40 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Development on a sequel to The Dark Crystal has been crawling along for several years. In May things kicked into gear, however, when The Henson Company announced that Undead and Daybreakers co-directors Peter and Michael Spierig would direct The Power of the Dark Crystal from a script by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet). In the two months since, we haven't heard many new details. (No surprise.) But the Spierig Brothers recently appeared at a convention in Australia, where they talked a bit about their approach to the film. Here's the story as we know it, from the press release sent out by the Henson Company to announce the Spierig Brothers hire: Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal  follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with »

- Russ Fischer

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'The Hobbit' And Next Steps: With Guillermo Del Toro Out, Who Will Direct?

1 June 2010 8:39 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The holiday weekend brought fairly shocking news to fans of the "Lord of the Rings" universe. Guillermo del Toro, who has long been confirmed as the director of the two "The Hobbit," announced that he's no longer able to commit to helming the films. Repeated scheduling delays have conspired to push "The Hobbit" back further and further, and del Toro is now moving on to fulfill other commitments, though he'll hang onto a co-writer credit for the scripts.

Producer and "Lord of the Rings" trilogy writer/director/producer Peter Jackson came out in full support of del Toro's decision. "Guillermo is one of the most remarkable creative spirits I’ve ever encountered and it has been a complete joy working with him," he said in a statement. "Guillermo’s strong vision is ingrained into the scripts and designs of these two films, which are extremely fortunate to be blessed with his creative DNA. »

- Adam Rosenberg

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 30 years on - where are they now?

19 May 2010 9:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To celebrate the 30th birthday of The Empire Strikes Back this coming Friday, Ryan finds out what happened next for those involved...

How about this for making some of us feel old? The Empire Strikes Back got its maiden cinema release on May 21st 1980. That, at the time of this article going live, is tomorrow. Tomorrow, one of the finest science fiction blockbusters of all time is going to be 30.

It's testament to the many strengths of the movie that it's still talked about so frequently three decades on, and many, of course, rate it as the finest Star Wars movie of the lot. But what happened to those who worked on it, in front of and behind the camera? We decided to celebrate the film's birthday by finding out...

Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker

Following the massive success of the Star Wars original trilogy, Hamill spent much of his »

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