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Trailer for ‘Back To The Future’ Video Game

3 December 2010 7:08 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Telltale Games has released the first trailer for their upcoming episodic Back to the Future video games which gives us a hint of what to expect in the first episode. The trailer doesn’t show off any gameplay but it establishes that the new story is set several months after the events of the third movie from Marty’s perspective.

Telltale announced its intention to revive the classic 80’s films as a video game series earlier this year. Through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios, the maker of contemporary adventure games also has a Jurassic Park title in the works. The new Back to the Future game, planned for all major platforms, will feature Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown and Lloyd will likely be recording new dialogue. Unfortunately Michael J Fox was unavailable so newcomer A.J. LoCascio is voicing Marty McFly. The first game (which is »

- Ricky

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Industrial Light, Magic, & A Legendary Mouse: Leslie Iwerks on her new Ilm documentary, and the family history that led her to it.

3 December 2010 4:51 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Terry Keefe

Leslie Iwerks’ grandfather, Ub Iwerks, was the co-creator and designer of Mickey Mouse, as well as the pioneer of numerous special effects processes, and this lineage gave the Santa Monica-based filmmaker a pretty unique perspective on the subjects of her 2008 Emmy-nominated documentary The Pixar Story, as well as those of her just-finished doc, Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible, which premiered on Starz/Encore last month. Ilm and Pixar picked up the FX and animation baton, created in part by Ub Iwerks, and launched it into hyperspace. Between the Ilm and Pixar docs, and her first documentary, focused on the life of her grandfather, The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story, Leslie Iwerks has authored a significant history of the animation and effects in the American film industry.

(Leslie Iwerks, above.)

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible recounts the story of the legendary special effects house, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Trailer: Back to the Future: The Game

3 December 2010 12:15 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As you know by now, Telltale Games [1] is about to release a series of new episodic video games based off the Back to the Future franchise. Series Co-creator/co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale is grandfathering the five-episode game series with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown in the games, providing his likeness and recording a bunch of new dialogue. Michael J Fox was unavailable so newcomer A.J. LoCascio is voicing Marty McFly. The first game (which will be released later this month on PC and Mac, and later on for PS3 and iPad) will follow the further adventures of Marty McFly, and take place six months after the end of Back to the Future Part III. Telltale Games have released the first trailer for the game, which gives us a hint of what to expect in the first episode. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please »

- Peter Sciretta

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Monsters review

1 December 2010 9:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/687665/monsters_review.html"><img title="Monsters review" src="http://www.denofgeek.com/siteimage/scale/500/800/171223.jpg" alt="Monsters" /></a></div> <br/><i><strong>As Gareth EdwardsMonsters arrives in cinemas, we give the science fiction/romance a second look. To be blunt: you need to see this film...</strong></i><br/><p>Don't believe everything you're told. That's the message of <em>Monsters</em> in more ways than one. A concerted marketing push would have us believe that Gareth Edwards' debut feature is this year's <em>District 9</em> (which, in turn, was last year's <em>Cloverfield</em>), a big, bad alien invasion movie made on a shoestring.</p> <p>And in some ways it is. Shot for a reported &pound;100,000, <em>Monsters</em> is further proof that the most exciting sci-fi comes not from the big coffers of Hollywood, but from industrious and impoverished geeks.</p> <p>It opens with a startling sequence too, a smash and grab action set piece that would have you believe you're getting exactly what was hinted at. Shot in near darkness through a green filtered shaky-cam, it's pure shock and awe, »

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The ten most important doors in cinema

29 November 2010 2:31 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

This list may contain some spoilers…

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

The concept of 'Room 101' was tormenting readers and viewers - both viscerally and morally - many years before the phrase 'torture porn' was coined. Of all that culture has taken from George Orwell's dystopic novel, nothing has exerted so powerful a grip on the common imagination as the terrifying-yet-banal entrance to this interrogation-cell within a future fascist state - a room that holds whatever your worst nightmare may be.

But crossing the threshold of Room 101 is additionally the doorway through which oppressed office-worker Winston Smith (John Hurt) will finally believe the horrible truth that O'Brien (Richard Burton) has been espousing to him: that man is a mere animal that will choose its own self-preservation over any emotional attachment. This is no mere entrance to the gallows - it's the doorway to spiritual and emotional obliteration.

King Kong (1933)

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Flying Monsters will soar in 3D this Christmas

29 November 2010 7:48 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

The improvements in visual effects mean prehistoric creatures aren't in any danger of becoming extinct on our screens.

In fact, there's a stampede of primordial beasts coming and they will, we hope, be more and more convincing.

A fourth series of Primeval launches on ITV early next year, a Walking with Dinosaurs movie is in the pipeline (see below) and there are plans afoot for another Jurassic Park adventure.

But if you can't wait for all those to satisfy your need for dino-drama, Christmas Day is bringing us a new film called Flying Monsters 3D.

Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions have announced that the one-hour film will air on Sky 3D - Europe's first 3D TV channel - and is Sky's first original factual 3D commission.

The feature documentary about the evolution of pterosaurs - flying reptiles with a wingspan of up to 45ft who lived 200 million years ago - »

- David Bentley

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Gareth Edwards interview: on making Monsters, meeting Quentin Tarantino and more

28 November 2010 9:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As monsters prepares for release in UK cinemas, we caught up with its maker, Gareth Edwards, to talk about its conception, production and success…

Irrespective of budget, Monsters is most definitely one of the most unusual, thought-provoking science fiction movies we've seen this year. That Monsters, a film shot, directed and written by Gareth Edwards, was made with the kind of money that buys a family car makes it all the more remarkable.

We caught up with Mr. Edwards on a chilly Friday afternoon to talk about his film, starting with the genesis of the idea while watching fishermen on holiday in the Maldives...

I gather you're indebted to some fishermen for the idea of Monsters...

Allegedly. They're not getting any of the back end profits, though! It's funny, you say something in an interview, and you don't want to contradict yourself, so you end up saying the same thing in the next one. »

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Monsters: the bedroom blockbuster that's the anti-Avatar

26 November 2010 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Improvised on the run and edited on a laptop using off-the-shelf CGI, Monsters is a lo-fi sci-fi game-changer. We meet its enterprising young director Gareth Edwards

This time last year, the film world was raving about how Avatar was going to "change the game" (even that expression feels so 2009), but it could turn out we were looking in the wrong direction. For sure, Avatar has changed the movie landscape: without it, we'd never have had such 3D delights as The Last Airbender, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Garfield's Pet Force. But perhaps the industry should have been looking harder – and worrying more – about Monsters.

Directed by 35-year-old Brit Gareth Edwards, this is another credible alien sci-fi movie. But instead of Avatar's blue cheese, it servers up hipster indie vibes and, despite the title, offers a genuine alternative to your standard monster-movie fare. What's really striking about Monsters, though, is that »

- Steve Rose

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Can Steven Spielberg make a comeback at next year's Oscars?

24 November 2010 5:08 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

There wll be a Steven Spielberg double feature in theaters next December --  "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn" and "War Horse." And based on his track record, this twin bill bodes well for the director's prospects at the Academy Awards. In 1993, he helmed both the blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and the critically-acclaimed "Schindler's List" while in 2005 he had the popcorn pic "War of the Worlds" rampaging through theatres that summer before closing out the year with the tense drama "Munich." "Jurassic" won all three of its Oscar bids (Sound, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects) while "Schindler" prevailed in seven of its dozen races, including wins for Best Picture and Best Director. However, in 2005, Spielberg went home empty-handed. "Munich" was skunked on all five of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, while "War of the Wor »

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Exciting First Images At The “Back To The Future” Video Game

24 November 2010 2:24 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A few months ago we reported that Telltale Games was preparing to release a series of new episodic video games based on the Back to the Future franchise. At the time Telltale Games hadn’t yet divulged any details of the storyline for the upcoming video game. However IGN recently had an interview with Telltale’s co-designer Mike Stemmle who discussed the story for the first instalment and also provided some screenshots from the game itself.

“The story in the game is completely new, set several months after the events of the third movie from Marty’s perspective. Of course, this is a story that involves time travel, so who knows where it’ll end up? We’re working with Bob Gale to make sure we’re delivering an authentic experience. There’ll be numerous recognizable elements of course – the Hill Valley town centre, the clock tower, the DeLorean, Doc’s lab, »

- Staff

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‘Back to the Future’ Video Game Screenshots Revealed

24 November 2010 10:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] As you know by now, Telltale Games [2] is about to release a series of new episodic video games based off the Back to the Future franchise. Series Co-creator/co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale is grandfathering the five-episode game series with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown in the games, providing his likeness and recording a bunch of new dialogue. Michael J Fox was unavailable so newcomer A.J. LoCascio is voicing Marty McFly. The first game (which is released next month on PC and Mac, later on for PS3 and iPad) will follow the further adventures of Marty McFly, and take place six months after the end of Back to the Future Part III. IGN [3] has an interview with Telltale's co-designer Mike Stemmle which also includes some new screenshots from the game itself. "The story in the game is completely new, set several months after the events of the third movie from Marty's perspective. »

- Peter Sciretta

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SyFy and Chiller Specials

24 November 2010 7:15 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

This Saturday the 27th SyFy is making it dino night. They will kick off the night with Jurassic Park at 6 P.M. (Et/Pt) and will then follow up with their own original movie Triassic Park at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt). Triassic Park is being directed by Eureka star Colin Ferguson and it is about a novelty storeowner who brings to life dinosaur fossils. Well if you have ever seen what happens when Dinosaurs run amok you know that chaos ensues. I am sure we can expect plenty of cheese and CGI as it is a SyFy original production. Then on SyFy’s sister station Chiller we are treated to Chiller 13: The Decades Scariest Moments. Chiller has experts, actors, and horror creators looking back at what they think the 13 scariest moments over the past decade are. We are treated to special makeup FX supervisor Greg Nicotero, Saw series actress Betsy Russell, »

- Shawn Schmidt

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Top 20 Most Successful Movie Franchises!

22 November 2010 11:45 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I" is now the biggest "Harry Potter" opening of all time, having smashed box office records with a magical $125 million domestically.

The film -- which follows Harry, Hermione and Ron as they leave the comforts of Hogwarts to search for ways to destroy the evil wizard Lord Voldemort -- surpassed the series' previous best, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," which opened in 2005 with $102 million.

Here are »

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Jeff Goldblum in Fear of Mentally Unstable Stalker

22 November 2010 3:16 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Since 2001, Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) has had a restraining order against a mentally unstable woman who has been arrested five times for trespassing, stalking and other charges. That woman is now days away from being released from a mental hospital after being declared incompetent just last year. And the worst part is Goldblum's restraining order has expired. Out of fear for his life, the actor hired a lawyer who went to court yesterday to ask the judge for a new restraining order. But the judge decided that Goldblum should just wait until the woman gets out and threatens him again. »

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The Smart Girl’s Guide To The Sexiest Men Alive

19 November 2010 10:58 AM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

This week, millions of women all over the world put their loins in a girding machine, because it was that time of year when People Magazine announced their “Sexiest Man of The Year.” And this year, they’ve put someone we can mostly all agree on: Ryan Reynolds, he of the fantastic Bullock sexual chemistry, husband of Scarlett Johansson, former Van Wilder. Ryan is certainly adorable, and we’re grateful that we’re not being forced to look at George Clooney/Brad Pitt for the umpteenth time. But we’re also getting a tad sick of all those abs being slapped on the cover. As a “thinking woman” with “thinking woman’s needs,” we feel that there are dozens of men, smart, sexy men, often overlooked by the bicep-thirsty People Magazine editors. And that ain’t gonna work. So here is BestWeekEver.tv’s Smart Girl’s Guide to the Sexiest Men Alive. »

- Michelle Collins

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“Triassic Park” and “Scariest Movie Moments” hit the tube

18 November 2010 1:50 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Next Thursday is Turkey Day. And coincidentally, three days later on Saturday, November 27, it’s Dino Night on Syfy, with Jurassic Park (pictured) kicking off the evening at 6 p.m. (Et/Pt), followed by the premiere of the Saturday Original Movie Triassic Park at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt). Meanwhile, Syfy’s sister channel Chiller has announced the premiere of its very first original special: Chiller 13: The Decade’S Scariest Movie Moments will premiere on Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Allan Dart)

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The 20 Best Book-To-Movie Adaptations: Part 1

17 November 2010 10:37 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

I'm not going to lie to you, so I'll be real upfront about this.  I am only writing this for one reason: some goofball on the Internet tried to tell me that book-to-movie adaptations weren't that good and have never been successful in Hollywood.  So this bold (and incorrect) statement got me to thinking about all of the great movie adaptations we've been given from books throughout the years.  Since some of the best and biggest movies have come from the written word, whether you knew it or not, I've decided to compile the 20 best book-movie adaptations around.

The Godfather (1972)

Lump this into the category of films that a surprising amount of people didn't know was originally a book.  Mario Puzo's novel of the same name broke records back in its day, but when Francis Ford Coppola expressed interest in turning it into a film, many though he was crazy. »

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Is that who I think it is? The most unlikely cameos in the movies

16 November 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bill Clinton's rumoured to have a walk-on part in Hangover 2. He's not the first non-actor to get on to the big screen . . .

According to reports, former Us president Bill Clinton has a walk-on part in Hangover 2, the sequel to last year's unmissable Hangover 1. A chance to recall a few classic movie cameos by non-actors:

Bruce Springsteen in High Fidelity

The Boss sits on a stool, plucks a blues riff and advises hero Rob to bid his past loves farewell and "move on down the road". Sadly, The Boss can't act – not even as himself.

Kurt Vonnegut in Back to School The revered sci-fi author appears at the door, doffs his cap and says: "I'm Kurt Vonnegut. I'm here to see Thornton Mellon." The movie's only classy moment.

Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End

Keef pops upas Cap'n Jack Sparrow's dad, fires off his pirate pistol, »

- Jon Henley

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Music in the movies: John Williams and Steven Spielberg’s collaborations

15 November 2010 8:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Glen salutes the work of John Williams, and its enormous contribution to the success of director Steven Spielberg’s pictures...

A prominent feature of the recent Iconic Movie Themes article we ran on this site a while back, John Williams is one of the most respected and prolific composers working today. He has also received more Oscar nominations than any other individual, with over 40 nominations and five wins.

With that kind of back catalogue, it would do the man a great disservice to try to condense his work into a single article. So this is one of several planned pieces celebrating his work, and will be the first part of my look at his long working relationship with Steven Spielberg, and the feature films they have collaborated on.

The Sugarland Express

This is the score that marked the start of Williams’ long collaboration with Spielberg, and set the foundations for »

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Listen Now: A Geekcast Radio Network Update

15 November 2010 12:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our new “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. Each week we bring you the highlights from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every episode.

Transformation Animation Podcast – Summer 2011

With the smashing success that is The TFG1 Podcast and The Beast Unleashed Podcast the next logical step for TFG1Mike, PecanCtMichael, and Steve/Megatron is to get Animated! Coming Summer 2011 is Transformation Animation Podcast! Listen Now.

ToonCast Episode 79 – Beetlejuice The Animated Series

We interrupt your regularly schedule episode of ToonCast. Because of scheduling mishaps and conflicts. Dungeons and Dragons may not be covered on ToonCast Proper. There is a most definite chance you’ll hear us talk about it 65 years in the future. In it’s place we have BeetleJuice BeetleJuice BeetleaJuice! Listen Now.

Mwire Episode 72 – Forrest Gump

In the 72nd episode we are talkin about that blasted feather, »

- Phil

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