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Book Review: Primeval – Extinction Event

31 December 2010 3:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Primeval: Extinction Event (Paperback)

Written By Dan Abnett

“When an Entelodon goes on the rampage down Oxford Street causing untold damage and loss of life, Cutter decides a new approach to tackling the anomalies is needed. And when a mysterious Russian scientist arrives at the Arc, he thinks he might have found the answer.”

I wasn’t overly impressed the first time I saw Primeval on TV, too much hype and dodgy special effects in the first episode put me off, but when I caught a season 2 episode I was hooked and set my Freesat recorder the task of recording all three series. The plus side of this change of heart meant I could happily watch a couple of episodes every weekend knowing I had a nice cache on my recorder. Until season 3 ended…. in June 2009!

If, like me, you’re missing your Primeval dinosaur action fix then good news everyone, »

- Baron Fornightly

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Robert De Niro Tops List of Most Movie Deaths

27 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »

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Not-So-Special Effects

22 December 2010 11:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

2010 was the year that James Cameron unveiled to us a vision of the future. This vision was encapsulated in the Avatar, which was a watershed for Hollywood and the business of movie-making. But after fellow Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg lashed out at movie special effects this summer, accusing them of “becoming too special”, we take a look at the debate for and against the effects laden blockbuster.

Summer 2010, Steven Spielberg told Empire magazine: “There are too many special effects in all these movies today. It means that the movie starts on a special effect, ends on a bigger special effect, and the middle is the same special effect.” He might have been referring to the recently opened movie The A-Team where Bradley Cooper shoots down aerial attack drones from a free-falling tank that has just been ejected from an exploding C-130 transport plane… cool though this may have been you »

- Adam Spinks

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Dan Brown Takes Over ‘Lost Symbol’ Screenplay

21 December 2010 9:04 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Superstar mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the movie adaptation of his latest book, “The Lost Symbol,” in which Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon gets mixed up with the Freemasons in Washington, D.C.

Published in 2009, the book sold more than a million copies in its first day on shelves, confirming that Brown’s sure-thing built-in audience is here to stay.

Seasoned writer Akiva Goldsman penned the 2006 adaptation of “The Da Vinci Code,” which grossed $1.24 billion at the worldwide box office.

Goldsman next teamed up with David Koepp (whose credits include hits like “Jurassic Park” and “Carlito’s Way”) to co-write 2009′s “Angels and Demons.”

Then Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight took the first stab at “The Lost Symbol” screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

But apparently someone up there thinks Brown can do better than all three of these pros.

In the meantime, neither Ron Howard—who »

- Elizabeth Durand

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Flying Monsters 3D: The alternative Christmas movie

20 December 2010 12:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Who knew it was possible for David Attenborough to exist beyond the BBC? Apparently he can and he will this Christmas day as he unveils his much-anticipated docu-film Flying Monsters for the Sky 3D channel. The 1 hour production, which has spent 9 months in the making, follows the evolution of the pterosaurs. To those who don’t have a subscription to Prehistoric Times, this ‘monster’ is better known as the pterodactyl. In the defense of the uninformed, the pterosaurs had very limited screen time in  Jurassic Park.

Flying Monsters is the first natural history documentary to be commissioned by Sky 3D and has been plugged as an example of ‘landmark television’. Although the pterosaurs’ lifespan may seem an obscure subject matter, the well paced narrative and superb use of the technology manage to keep you captivated. Plus, it is voiced by the pacifying tones of David Attenborough, what more could you want? »

- Katie McCabe

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From ‘Tron’ to ‘Tron: Legacy’: A Brief History of CGI in the Movies

16 December 2010 12:45 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been playing a role in films for over 30 years. It began merely as the ability to draw lines on TV screens but has evolved into nothing short of the power to create worlds.

Beginning with 1981′s “Looker,” in which a naked image of Susan Dey was generated on a computer, and continuing on through “Avatar” (2009) in which a blue, naked, CGI lady flies around on a dragon, determined computer nerds FX pioneers have tirelessly pushed the boundaries of this technology.

With the much anticipated “Tron: Legacy” landing in theaters, we thought it would be a good time to look back on the history of the digital revolution that the original “Tron” helped launch.

Tron’ (1982)

Disney’s “Tron” put CGI in the public eye. In 1976, after encountering the old, old, old-school video game “Pong,” director/animator Steven Lisberger became obsessed with incorporating CGI into films. The graphics »

- Ben Freiburger

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Infographic and Info on ‘Toy Story 3′s’ Financial Success

15 December 2010 4:12 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Milo has compiled an interesting infographic breaking down the finicnial and critical success of Pixar’s Toy Story 3. You can see that infographic below but first here are some statistics you may be interested in.

Disney’s Toy Story 3 passed the $1 billion mark at the box office this summer making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The film is the first animated film to break the threshold and only the seventh overall. And, with the success of Alice in Wonderland earlier this year, Disney has become the first studio to release two billion-dollar grossers in the same year. Must be those 3-D ticket prices?

Here is an interesting look at box office figures adjusted for inflation. Using data from Box Office Mojo and making calculations from the Cpi Inflation Calculator, Newsweek came up with a rough estimate of how many other films grossed the equivalent of »

- Ricky

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Why Do Special Effects Seem Less Special Lately?

15 December 2010 9:22 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Den of Geek publsihed a piece Tuesday entitled "The Numbing Ubiquity of Computer Graphics." Its thesis is one that I've personally held for a while: that the better and more widespread computer generated effects get the less interesting they become. As Ryan Lambie writes:

"Twenty or 30 years ago, even the tiniest glimpse of a computer-generated effect had an almost magical air of futuristic novelty about it... And yet, since the advent of a holy trinity of groundbreaking movies in the 90s, namely, 'Terminator 2,' 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Matrix,' it has become increasingly difficult to get particularly worked up about special effects of any kind. Audiences may have cooed and gasped over the imagery of 'Avatar' and 'Inception,' but we've now become so numbed by such visual flights of fancy, whether they're in films or adverts, that they appear to be set to »

- Matt Singer

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The numbing ubiquity of computer graphics

13 December 2010 9:18 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Once so dazzling in films such as Jurassic Park and The Matrix, computer graphics are now a common sight on the small screen and in cinema. And Ryan's not happy...

Andrex adverts now feature creepy CG puppies. In a slightly eerie usage of computer technology, digital dogs use laptops, bake cakes and drive taxis in an effort to sell us toilet paper.

The Andrex ad, with its sinister dogs from the Uncanny Valley, is evidence, if any were needed, of the ubiquity of computer graphics. Once a novelty, the use of CG has become so cheap and commonplace that you're as likely to see a fully computer animated mammal in a commercial for toilet roll as you are in a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.

Back in the late-70s and 80s, big screen visual effects went through a remarkable period of transition. The use of scale miniatures, matte painting and backscreen »

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How a 'PeasantGate' mindset comes to exist

13 December 2010 8:22 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Along with about 1.3 million other people, I just received an e-mail from Gawker media informing me that an account I set up a few years ago in order to comment (in my case, just one time at io9.com) has been compromised, and I subsequently went to watch the political 20-car pile-up on the news streams. A long-simmering street-fight between Gawker Media - which hosts web behemoths such as Lifehacker and Gizmodo -  and the 4Chan image board finally erupted into about as thorough and dedicated a hacking victory on the part of 4Chan as could be imagined.

Though it's likely to have been removed by now (it has already been deleted and re-uploaded once) a torrent containing the entire Gawker Media database, including the cracked user/pass combosof the aforementioned 1.3 million registered accounts has been put into the wilds of Torrent land, from where nothing ever returns safe and sound. »

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How a 'PeasantGate' mindset comes to exist

13 December 2010 8:22 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Along with about 1.3 million other people, I just received an e-mail from Gawker media informing me that an account I set up a few years ago in order to comment (in my case, just one time at io9.com) has been compromised, and I subsequently went to watch the political 20-car pile-up on the news streams. A long-simmering street-fight between Gawker Media - which hosts web behemoths such as Lifehacker and Gizmodo -  and the 4Chan image board finally erupted into about as thorough and dedicated a hacking victory on the part of 4Chan as could be imagined.

Though it's likely to have been removed by now (it has already been deleted and re-uploaded once) a torrent containing the entire Gawker Media database, including the cracked user/pass combosof the aforementioned 1.3 million registered accounts has been put into the wilds of Torrent land, from where nothing ever returns safe and sound. »

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Sam Neill joins Alcatraz cast

11 December 2010 1:21 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Sam Neill has been added to the cast of Alcatraz, the Fox pilot that J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is producing. The Jurassic Park star joins the group that already includes Sarah Jones as the show's lead, Jorge Garcia (Hurley from Lost) as an Alcatraz expert, Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler Harner.

We learned last month that the show will have a supernatural element to it. Jones' character is an FBI agent that is called in when a group of prisoners and guards who have been missing for over 30 years suddenly reappears on the island prison. Neill is playing Emerson Hauser, described as the chief of a government agency by Deadline. Whether his character is Jones' boss at the FBI or the top dog at a different alphabet agency is unknown right now.

The latest news break suggests that both the prisoners and the guards seem to go on »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Sam Neill Nabs A Lead Role in Abrams' Alcatraz

10 December 2010 5:21 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Every time I see or hear about Sam Neill, I can't help but think about "Jurassic Park" and his role as Dr. Alan Grant. Well that's all about to change as Mr. Neill has scored a major gig to go explore another famous island by another creative genius.

Deadline's Nellie Andreeva has announced that Mr. Neill is the latest actor to join 'Alcatraz', J.J. Abrams' new pilot for Fox, which is in contention for a slot on Fox's 2011-2012 Fall Schedule, which we would be surprised if it didn't given the excellent plot and cast being round up.

"Alcatraz" will follow a team of FBI agents and Alcatraz experts who are assembled after a group of prisoners and guards from the infamous prison reappear in present day after disappearing without a trace a long time ago. The special team is then tasked to track each individual down for answers to the phenomenon. »

- Mark O. Estes

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Excess Hollywood: Sam Neill heading for 'Alcatraz'

10 December 2010 2:15 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Jorge Garcia isn’t the only star of J.J. AbramsAlcatraz to go island hopping. Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill will star alongside Sarah Jones in the pilot about the infamous prison for Fox. Prisoners are nuthin’ compared to these guys. And kids. [Deadline]

Casting we adore for Dumbledore: Michael Gambon, known to Harry Potter fanatics as Hogwarts’ headmaster, is set to appear with Dustin Hoffman in HBO’s Luck. In the series — about horse-racing — Gambon will play Hoffman’s nemesis. [TV Guide]

CBS has picked up Two Broke Girls, a new comedy from Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) about two »

- Kate Ward

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A.J. Cook heads to 'Law & Order: Svu,' Sam Neill to headline J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz'

10 December 2010 11:06 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Start your weekend a little early by indulging in some small plates of TV news.

A.J. Cook has landed her first post-"Criminal Minds" role: an episode of "Law & Order: Svu" set to air later this season. She'll play a crime victim in the episode, which will also feature Jeremy Irons in a guest role. [TV Guide]

"Jurassic Park's" Sam Neill has signed on to star in J.J. Abrams' "Alcatraz." Neill will play Emerson Hauser, "the head of a government agency who radiates authority and piercing intelligence." "Alcatraz" is about a team of FBI agents tracking missing prisoners guards who reappear in present day. [Deadline]

Former "Family Ties" patriarch Michael Gross will meet the Walkers when he guests on a forthcoming episode of "Brothers & Sisters." He'll play a restaurant critic who takes an interest in Saul (Ron Rifkin); Gross is booked for just one episode now but could come back later on. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Jesse Eisenberg on Zombieland 2, Good Sequels and Missing John Ritter

10 December 2010 9:20 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Last week I met actor Jesse Eisenberg for a lengthy discussion of subjects ranging from his coming-of-age in the New York theater to his beloved Zombieland and his awards-season prospects for The Social Network. We covered a lot of ground, which I'll be retracing this week in a five-part series here at Movieline.

And so we arrive, sadly, at the end of our five-part journey with Jesse Eisenberg. By the time the actor and I reached this point, the done-to-death The Social Network had given way to... well, quite a few subjects. Let's just say that in this last installment of our bar-side conversation, it's a movie-reference blowout: The Godfather, Jurassic Park, all six Star Wars films and three Lord of the Rings films, among others, made the cut. We also discussed the pending progress of Zombieland 2 and Eisenberg's surprising affection for the star of Three's Company. »

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Sam Neill Heads to Alcatraz

10 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Sam Neill ( Jurassic Park ) has been named by Deadline as one of the stars of the upcoming J.J. Abrams television pilot, "Alcatraz." Neill will join Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler Harner in the series, which is said to focus on a group of escapees from the world's most famous prison who disappear from captivity in the past and reappear in present day. Elizabeth Sarnoff wrote the spec script and final draft. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt also wrote drafts of the script. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. TV are behind the drama. Sarnoff serves as showrunner and executive produces with Abrams and Bryan Burk. Lilien and Wynbrandt will co-executive produce and Danny Cannon will direct the pilot. Filming is scheduled to begin »

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Real Steel Edit Bay Visit; Steve Watches 10 Minutes of Footage and Interviews Director Shawn Levy

9 December 2010 9:46 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When I first heard that director Shawn Levy was making a robot boxing movie, I’ll admit to thinking it sounded like a really stupid idea.  After all, the guy who made Pink Panther and the Night at the Museum movies taking on robot boxing?  Um…no thanks. But after sitting in the editing room the other day with Levy and having him show me (along with a few other reporters) about ten minutes of the movie, consider me ready to enter the ring to fight alongside Hugh Jackman.

While I’ll explain what the movie is about and have a lot more details about what I learned after the jump, I want to immediately talk about something that absolutely floored me during the presentation.

Like all of you, when I watch a movie, I can tell when an effect is done by computers and when it’s real.  Meaning, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Top Chef Review: A Night at the Museum

9 December 2010 4:49 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

After such a great start to Season 8 of Top Chef last week, I was mildly disappointed by "Night at the Museum." 

Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t love children, I just don’t think Top Chef should be about catering food to children.  Previous seasons have featured kids as their target diners and it was often about whose team was the most fun or whose team had the most sugary dish.

On this episode, the combined power of a sugar rush from the chefs trying to please the kids - albeit with delicious sounding treats - with the presence of Joe Jonas, was overwhelming.  The singer is a fan of Top Chef... who knew?!? Anyway, on to the food!

The Quickfire Challenge

The challenge was twofold: please Jonas and please the children spending the night at the National History Museum.  Many of the chefs take the sweet route, »

- mooncake421@gmail.com (Kate Moon)

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I Am Number Four Edit Bay Visit

7 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Visiting the DreamWorks editing suites is something of an adventure in and of itself. Tucked away within the Universal lot in Hollywood is a series of near-bungalows, surrounded by palm trees and other greenery. A number of large wooden doors and security checkpoints give off an impression less that one has arrived on a studio lot and more a tropical hotel. A flash of being at Jurassic Park, too, isn't entirely out of the question, even before entering the long hallway of the main building, finding an incredible stretch of wall lined with posters to Steven Spielberg's films. In this, D.J. Caruso finds himself in good company as he puts the finishing touches on I Am Number Four , his upcoming adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Pittacus Lore. "He came in »

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