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Klaus should really indulge his appetites more.
Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we try and make sense of what the beautiful people are talking about, or at least create a narrative thread more coherent than the plot of the Glee Christmas episode.
Joseph Morgan is a big part of the reason that there are no unwatched episodes of The Vampire Diaries on my DVR, while shows I've loved for years like Supernatural languish for weeks going on months. He proves that it's possible to play a powerful, ancient baddie with an understated, quiet menace. I just wish he spent more time out of his clothes. I can't wait for his brothers to pop up, but for now I'll just go with this image.
I'm not surprised that Dave Salmoni prefers animals to humans in any way. But I think the definition of weird needs to be discussed - are we talking Teddy Bear, »
Director: David Hewitt.
SyFy’s The Rage of the Yeti comes close to being abominable if the viewer is expecting more than a tale about monsters on the loose. They can lay waste to skiers and mountain climbers traversing the Himalayas. If this film was a science fiction product, they could easily cause problems for the Rebel Forces on the planet Hoth. At least, to have a bigger budget to create some truly devastating moments and terrible looking monstrosities will be an improvement.
Instead, these creatures are hardly frightening and most of the time, they are lost in the white background while stalking their prey. No one can blame these Yetis for protecting their habitat; but when has there been a film that made a statement about who eats whom, and where humanity stands in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Sum)
All right, say what you will about cheesy Syfy Original monster movies, but there's always something entertaining about them. Yes the stories are far fetched, acting is sub-par and the CGI is overly bad. But aside from that, they are always a bit of a good time. Enter Rage of the Yeti.
A team of treasure hunters in the Arctic are tracked down by a killer snow monster. What about that doesn't sound fun? We've got two clips for you to check out below.
"Rage of the Yeti" premieres Saturday, November 12 at 9/8c on Syfy.
A team of treasure hunters in the Arctic are hunted down by a ferocious snow beast. Yes, this is a Syfy Original movie and we've got some clips for you. Sure, it may have some really bad CGI (check out the flame in the first clip), but we still can't get enough of these things.
"Rage of the Yeti" stars David Hewlett of "Stargate Sg-1," "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Stargate Universe," so he's familiar to Syfy watchers. He's also directing the project, which is his first monster movie.
"Rage of the Yeti" premieres Saturday, November 12 at 9/8c on Syfy and we can't wait to see the giant hairy beast pick off treasure hunters one by one. You know you love these films too. So, what is your favorite Syfy Original Movie? Let us know below.
This Saturday night, November 12th, marks that magical time again when Syfy dips into the Sasquatchploitation genre for a new movie. If you want to witness what it looks like when the Abominable Snowman gets pissed, then have a look at these video clips from Rage of the Yeti.
The first thing you need to understand about this Yeti flick is that the Yeti isn’t really a Yeti. It’s actually a Yeren, the film’s original title. (Yeren, that is; not It’s Actually a Yeren. But how funny would that have been?) The “Yeren” is described as a smaller breed of Bigfoot said to roam China’s remote Hubei province. The name “Yeren” translates to “Chinese Wildman”.
But who the hell in America knows what a Yeren is so Rage of the Yeti it is.
From all accounts, Christopher Heyerdahl doesn't make an appearance until next week's episode, but critics have been mentioning him a lot in the early reviews. Just for context, most of them are not quite as enthusiastic about the show as they are about his character. (He plays a Norwegian badass called The Swede who works for the show's resident villain, railroad boss Thomas 'Doc' Durant, played by Star Trek's Colm Meaney.)
Here are a few snippets from some of the reviews flooding my inbox this week (careful, there are spoilers):
Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter:
In fact, the best character appears in the second episode but isn’t mentioned in the voluminous press materials or episode synopsis (!). It’s Christopher Heyerdahl, playing a character named The Swede. How is it that in one »
One of history’s most iconic action heroes makes his home entertainment debut when Lionsgate releases Conan The Barbarian on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D +Blu-ray +DVD + Digital Copy). The film will also be available on DVD and for Digital Download and On Demand November 22, 2011. Check out all the details and the trailer below!
A home entertainment debut as fierce as the warrior himself, Conan The Barbarian brings the iconic action hero back! Based on the character of Conan as originally created by Robert E. Howard, a boy born on the battlefield grows into a hulking warrior hell-bent on avenging his father’s death. But Conan’s personal vendetta soon escalates into an epic battle of impossible odds, facing the fiercest of rivals and the most horrific of monsters. Loaded with special features, the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 2D DVD contain audio commentaries and numerous featurettes. Own Conan The Barbarian »
- Jason Moore
Yes, I can't believe it's been almost five years since the first time I received an invite from NBC Universal inviting me to make the trek up to Vancouver to be a part of its first ever SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour. I was kind of amazed they were even doing it. The Internet had been around for some time, and so had news outlets such as us. But it was the first time that a network -- any network -- was paying special attention to digital media, and I have to admit, it was a nice feeling to have. And despite it being their first tour, I still think it was one of the best. It included not only a chance to interact with the various talent from each of the popular (and not-so-popular) shows at the time, but it included set visits as well. We're talking "Eureka," "Stargate: Atlantis, »
Fringe Review, Season 4, Episode 1: “Neither Here Nor There”
Directed by Joe Chappelle
Airs Fridays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
This week, on Fringe: Even with Peter out of the equation, Olivia doesn’t like Fauxlivia, Walter is worried about Walternate, and Lincoln Lee finds his way to Fringe Division. Peter chills in mirrors and TVs, messing with Walter’s head and trying to be noticed.
The events of the season three finale left many questions unanswered. How would the Universes change without Peter’s impact upon them? Would Walter have even crossed over to the Other Universe in the first place, putting all of these events into motion, without the motivation of saving Walternate’s dying son? Pinkner, Wyman, and Goldsman answer these questions succinctly and well. Yes, Peter existed, but both versions died in childhood. Yes, Walter crossed over, »
- Kate Kulzick
On TV this Friday: Nikita angers the wrong person, Danny Messer and Jamie Reagan get pretty new partners, and Sanctuary returns. The people have spoken and we’ve gone daily* with the TVLine-Up. Here are our picks for the day.
5 pm Mlb National League Division Series (TBS) | In a two-pack of Game 5s, the D’Backs take on the Brewers, followed by St. Louis at Philly. The Yankees? Sore topic here.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | When Nikita puts a big ol’ snag in Amanda’s latest plan, “The Inquisitor” fights back by taking “what Nikita loves most.” (Black leggings?)
8 pm »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Ready or not, they’re back. Um, again. Deadline reports that “Stargate” vet Damian Kindler has been tapped to write a TV version of “Universal Soldiers” for FremantleMedia North America, with Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten producing. Kindler is a genre vet, and besides “Stargate: SG1″ and “Stargate: Atlantis”, he’s currently working on “Stargate” alum Amanda Tapping’s “Sanctuary” on the Syfy Channel. Needless to say, dude knows his sci-fi, so he should fit right in here. There were no further details about the upcoming show, or what direction they’re taking, so we’ll just have to wait for more details later. The franchise itself began as an original movie in 1992 by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It has since spun off four sequels, with a fifth one (“Universal Soldier: A New Generation”) currently in production with original stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren back »
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Never mind Star Wars, the really Big release on Blu-ray is coming next year (and no, we’re not talking about The Smurfs): CBS Entertainment has officially given the order to “Engage” on the mission to bring Star Trek: The Next Generation to Blu-ray. According to Star Trek.com, the 178 episodes of the show’s seven season run will be issued on the format starting in 2012, coinciding with the show’s 25th Anniversary.
“Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Entertainment, is quoted as saying. “Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how »
- Michael Simpson
This Saturday night’s Syfy original movie Morlocks puts a new spin on the subterranean subhumanoids from the dark future of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Even after watching these snippets I’m still not sure what exactly they are, but they sure don’t look like the albino apemen we’re accustomed to.
“Stargate: Atlantis” co-star David Hewlett, last seen as the douchebag neighbor in Rise of the Planet of the Apes has to contend with an uprising of future mutants after an experimental time machine opens a window in the future allowing the mutated Morlocks into our world to wreak havoc.
Morlocks premieres this Saturday night on Syfy at 9/8 Central.
The first clip is the 30 second TV spot. The second clip appears to show »
With the Burbank International Film Festival currently in full swing (it’s running through Sunday, September 18th), filmmaker/genre personality Jeff Rector tipped us off to the Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party he’s hosting in conjunction with the fest tomorrow night, Saturday, September 17th. Read on for information on the genre-studded event honoring the legendary Roger Corman, including how to purchase tickets.
“I am hosting the first ever Night of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror and the Red Carpet After Party,” said Rector of the event, which will take place at Tdj Studios (10815 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood) from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. “We will be honoring legendary filmmaker Roger Corman with the ‘Pioneer Award’ and will have an open bar, full buffet and red carpet with DJ Starlett spinning in the 6,000-square-foot space. There will also be a special performance by Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager") and his band »
Amanda Tapping, Colin Ferguson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ryan Robbins and Allison Mack will be among a host of television stars attending a gala in Vancouver on September 24th to raise funds for research into Hunter Syndrome.
The condition, also known as Mps II, is a genetic disorder that affects children. It substantially reduces their lifespan and afflicts them with a variety of degenerative symptoms that increase in severity with age. Currently there is no cure for the rare syndrome, which is estimated to affect around 2000 children worldwide.
The aim of the 1st Annual Once Upon a Cure Gala is to raise funds and awareness for research into ways to reverse the disease. This research is already yielding promising new treatments and a seven-year-old boy from North Vancouver recently became the first child in Canada to be given a new medication for the condition. »
- Michael Simpson
Millennium Films/ Nu Image is gearing up for their next project now that Conan the Barbarian, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis) is out in theaters. This next project also has a supernatural twist with a plot that involves jungle mercenaries.
According to THR, Millennium has picked up an untitled spec script from action actor Paul Sloan (Stiletto, The Scorpion King). This supernatural action script is described to have been “inspired by pulp heroes Doc Savage and Tarzan, and centers on a team of mercenaries whose search for a missing person in the jungles of Cambodia becomes a descent into the heart of darkness as they confront the dark force of a vampire.”
So, what do you think so far? »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
The Hollywood hunk is no fan of the technological luxuries, admitting he and his partner Lisa Bonet won't allow a TV in their house, which means he can never watch his performances on dramas like Game of Thrones and re-runs of Stargate: Atlantis and Baywatch.
He tells Total Film magazine, "People normally have a cell phone, they have email, they have computers, they have a TV. And I don't have any of them. In these times that's considered barbaric to a civilised world."
The actor admits he gets his entertainment from the big screen instead: "I get my popcorn and my hot tamales (a Spanish savoury wrap) and I love (it) when the lights go down and I watch the previews. To me, that's my tradition, that's my childhood. That's when I escaped and went into different worlds." »
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Director: Marcus Nispel
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity)
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Runtime: 112 min
View the trailer Here
I had very high hopes for Conan the Barbarian. Not only was I a fan of the Arnold Schwarzenegger films from the 80s, my dad introduced me to the Robert E. Howard stories when he felt I was old enough to withstand the onslaught of sex, sorcery, »
- Brandon Johnston
You have to say one thing about the new "Conan: The Barbarian" film. It finished just ahead of what the original Arnold Schwarzenegger one did. That is, if you don't adjust for inflation. The project, starring "Game of Thrones" and "Stargate: Atlantis" alum Jason Momoa, bombed at the box office. It earned $10 million in its opening weekend, finishing well behind the rest of the pack, including "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World." And the top two films -- although they were not new films -- were two of the few that were not in 3-D. The original Schwarzenegger film grossed $9.6 million in 1982, according to Entertainment Weekly. But that's in 1982 dollars. Adjusted for inflation, the original "Conan" earned $22.5 million, meaning the new film didn't even come close to living up to the »
Reject Report, what is best in life? To crush the box office, see them driven to the concession stand, and to hear the lamentation of their 3-D glasses. That is good! The Reject Report isn’t a barbarian. It probably wouldn’t even know what to do if you handed it a broadsword or told it to slay a Cimmerian Beast-Man. No, what it does is calculate the upcoming weekend’s box office, predict the winners and losers, and hears the lamentation of hundreds telling it it’s horribly wrong. This week it’s gonna be wrong about two new 3-D remakes from the ‘80s – The Reject Report’s favorite decade, Btw – the fourth in a kid’s series, and a love story starring Catwoman and that dude from Across the Universe. It’s not wrong about that, though. Jim Sturgess definitely Was in Across the Universe. Sit back, clutch your battle axe (3-D glasses optional), and »
- Jeremy Kirk
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