7 items from 2008
Edward Daniel Cartier passed away on Christmas Day.
According to pulp historian Anthony Tollin, “Edd was one of the all-time greatest pulp illustrators, legendary for his whimsical work on John W. Campbell's Unknown and Astounding Science Fiction and 800 illustrations for The Shadow Magazine. He also drew stories for Street & Smith's Red Dragon and Super-Magician Comics.
“The favorite artist of Astounding editor John W. Campbell and writer L. Ron Hubbard, Cartier also illustrated the beloved Hoka tales by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson, and stories by John D. MacDonald, Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, L. Sprague de Camp, Clifford D. Simak, Walter B. Gibson, Lester Dent and many others.”
Born in 1914, he studied at the Pratt Institute in New York before beginning his professional illustration career in 1939.
He once said of his work: “I put a bit of humor into what I drew. I was even told at times that »
- Robert Greenberger
MTV Twilight Director Catherine Hardwicke Is Out So Who Should Direct New Moon? We examine the benefits and drawbacks of a few potential applicants.nbspEven as the film continues to ride high at the box office the Twilight world was rocked this weekend by news that Catherine Hardwicke would not be directing the sequel putting an end to the big plans she had for the series. As Twilighters wipe aside the tears for their beloved Catherine however they must focus on looking ahead to the obvious question Who will direct New Moon? With only a few months until cameras begin rolling we examine the benefits and drawbacks of a few potential applicants Sofia CoppolaWhy It Would Work More so than any other franchise Twilight needs a woman at the helm. Hardwickes strengths were in her depictions of first love the awkwardness of high school and Bellas friendship with her father Charlie. »
Got some cash laying around that you don't know what to do with? Wondering what to get the horror fans on your holiday shopping list while still contributing to a very good cause? Wonder no more!
Premiere Props announced today an auction of never before seen horror-themed movie props, including superhero costumes from classical horror movies, will be up for bid with proceeds to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Presented by Fangoria, the live auction will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Premiere Props’ warehouse in El Segundo, California (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245). There will be a preview from 9am – 11am, and the auction will begin at 11am.
Film fans and collectors will have an opportunity to own rare costumes and props from fan favorites including Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Quarantine, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Lakeview Terrace, Grindhouse, Sleepy Hollow, Hell Ride, Aeon Flux, The Eye, Wrong Turn, »
- Uncle Creepy
So, Warner Bros. is moving forward with a prequel to I Am Legend. Rather than writing a good film they plan on bringing back Will Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville and chronicle the final days of humanity in New York before a man-made virus caused a plague that left Smith's character the lone survivor among a mutated mob in the city. I Am Legend helmer Francis Lawrence is returning to direct with unproven scripter D.B. Weiss penning the screenplay. I am sure some of you out there are excited about this. I don't know why, but I am sure you are out there. However, have you considered the history of prequels? Let's take a look and see what WB is getting themselves into. Red Dragon: Ratner's excuse for a Hannibal Lecter film gone awry Hannibal Rising: It's like Benjamin Button was a serial killer, »
- Brad Brevet
Director Brett Ratner, who has screen credits like the Rush Hour series and Red Dragon to his credit, was rumoured to be making a film based on the hit Guitar Hero video games. Now it seems that although Ratner is very interested in making a flick, game producers Activision aren't allowing it.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Ratner said: "I expressed my interest, but because it's such a success, it's like now there's no reason to make a movie about it."
"I might prevail," added Ratner. "I usually do."
So, how would he set a film around the franchise then. The director spilled a few details. "It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the 'Guitar Hero' competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts." »
By Aaron Hillis
38-year-old New York actor Ken Leung ("Rush Hour," "Saw," "The Squid and the Whale") may have only gigged on a single episode of "The Sopranos" (as Junior Soprano's violent protégé in a psychiatric hospital), but it was enough to inspire producers to write him into another TV pop phenomenon, "Lost." As brooding spiritualist Miles Straume, one of the elusive strangers to parachute onto the island, Leung brings to the role both quiet menace and caustic wisecracks.
Leung can also be seen in writer/director David Kaplan's rotoscope-animated indie "Year of the Fish," a contemporary retelling of the Cinderella fairytale set in a seedy massage parlor and the streets of Chinatown. Leung costars as Johnny, an accordion player who may also be the Prince Charming to disillusioned immigrant Ye Xian (An Nguyen). Notoriously shy, Leung graciously offered up a phone interview from Hawaii while preparing to shoot »
- Aaron Hillis
Changed dates and new additions:
September 2nd: Fist of Legend [r1], Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea [r1], The Wolves [r1], 3rd: Hansel and Gretel [r3k], 9th: The Forbidden Kingdom [r1], The Forbidden Kingdom (Se) [r1], 23rd: Far North [r1], The Legend of Red Dragon [r1], Midnight Eagle [r1], Re-Cycle [r1], The Suicide Song [r1], 30th: Iron Man [r1], Iron Man (Se) [r1], The Rebel [r1]
October 7th: Psycho (Se) [r1], Rear Window (Se) [r1], Touch of Evil (Se) [r1], Vertigo (Se) [r1], 14th: Bad Guy / Time [r1], Ten Nights of Dreams [r1], 27th: Big Man Japan (Aka Dai Nipponjin) [r2uk], 28th: Kisarazu Cat’s Eye: The Movie [r1], Sukeban Boy [r1], Woman on the Beach [r1]
November 3rd: Mad Detective [r2uk]??????, 11th: Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Sukiyaki Western Django [r1], Yo-Yo Sexy Girl Cop [r1], 18th: The Minoru Kawasaki Collection »
- Geert Jan
7 items from 2008
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