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Amazon always has a crazy amount of deals on Cyber Monday and this year is no different. While I usually focus on DVDs and Blu-rays, since they also have some fantastic deals on video games, headphones, and electronics, I've also linked those. Like all Amazon deals, prices constantly change, so don't take too long to decide. $50 Off Kindle Fire Hdx PS3 Games 40% Off Xbox 360 Games 40% Off Headphones 50% Off Cyber Monday Deals in Electronics Top Holiday Deals in Electronics Cyber Monday Deals in Laptops Top Holiday Deals in TV, Video All Cyber Monday Amazon deals, with low prices and sales on electronics, video games, DVDs, and more Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - $7.99 (80% off) World War Z (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) – $7.99 (80% off) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy +UltraViolet) - $7.99 (80% off) Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack) - $8.96 (75% off) Battlestar Galactica: The Complete »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The final day of Amazon.com's holiday sales, and arguably the biggest after Black Friday, is here. Cyber Monday offers the biggest discounts you'll see all year in Blu-ray films, Blu-ray TV boxsets and console game sales. Below are the best bargains on offer so far in those categories.
As usual the 'Hot Daily Deals' section points out the must-see biggest bargains to be had today - the kind that sell out quickly so keep an eye on it. This is your last chance to nab a bargain, it all goes back to normal prices tomorrow.
Please note that Dark Horizons will earn a very small referral fee when readers purchase something on Amazon through one of the links below. Said fee helps contribute towards the site's running costs, so if you do grab something - thank you. In terms of personal recommendations for titles and bargains below:
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- Garth Franklin
Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon is offering some great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I've grabbed the highlights. Besides the first few deals, everything is broken up by price. Also, if you see anything you like, don't wait to buy. Amazon constantly changes prices based on inventory and demand. Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - $89.99 (70% off) Up to 55% Off Studio Ghibli DVD/Blu-rays like Castle in the Sky, Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Many More Up to 70% Off All Seasons of The Simpsons on DVD $3.99: Chronicle Blu-ray - $3.99 (80% off) Cast Away Blu-ray - $3.99 (77% off) The Sandlot [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Wedding Crashers [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (73% off) Fargo [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Limitless (Unrated Extended Cut + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Dances with Wolves (Two-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Goldeneye Blu-ray - $3.99 (80% off) In Time [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital copy] - $3.99 (80% off) $5.00: Moneyball (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $4.99 (75% off) Braveheart [Blu-ray] - $5.00 (67% off) Argo (Blu-ray »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Viruses are never a good thing on screen, are they? Always changing people into something horrible. Ever since Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later had people afflicted with the ‘Rage Virus’, making them go completely nuts and try to eat human flesh, countless films and television shows have used similar ideas to the extent that it’s kind of got a bit stale. Now, SyFy’s new series Helix seems to be following the trend, featuring such couldn’t-be-more-clichéd lines as:
‘What’s it doing to him?’
‘It’s… changing him’.
Award-winning writing right there.
I can’t be too harsh on Helix just because of that though. An extended trailer has been released for the first season and it actually looks pretty good, despite the apparent similarities to 28 Days/Months Later (a running infected victim about a minute into the trailer looks like it has been plucked »
- Tom Durbin
Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, Sneak Peek new images and more footage from "Helix", the upcoming 13-episode Syfy scripted TV series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), Lynda Obst ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Steven Maeda ("The X-Files") and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the series pilot for Sony Pictures Television :
"...'Helix' is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the 'Centers for Disease Control' who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak.
"They find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle...
"...that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Helix"...
- Michael Stevens
Syfy has debuted this new preview for "Helix," from executive producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"). The sci-fi thriller premieres on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c. "Helix" is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel. Billy Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to »
You may have noticed that we’ve gone a little review-happy over the past few days here at SciFi Mafia; there are two reasons for that, and they’re both good. One, we’ve been getting a lot of great things to review as the holidays approach, and two, we wanted to get these reviews posted for you before the Big Shopping Onslaught begins.
In fact, we’ve gathered the reviews for the year all together for you in an easy reference list below that we are calling the SciFiMafia.com Shop From Your Recliner Blu-ray/DVD, Soundtrack, and Book Gift Guide 2013. It’s a list of links to all of the movie and TV Blu-rays, DVDs, and soundtracks, and books we reviewed this year, followed by the star rating. Click on the link and you’ll see the review, and at the bottom of the review is an Amazon ordering link. »
- Erin Willard
Feature Jamie Andrew 29 Nov 2013 - 07:00
Three and a half years after it aired, can a Lost fan finally make his peace with the finale? Er, read on...
Warning: contains spoilers for - you guessed it - the Lost finale.
Like millions of others, I watched Lost with a sharply escalating sense of fascination and frustration, and I can’t imagine I’m alone in having felt more of the latter than the former. Over the course of six sensationally strange seasons we were treated to polar bears in paradise, malevolent smoke beasts, dead men walking, nuclear bombs, weird samurais, exploding freighters, a generous dollop of time travel and a wee visit to a parallel universe, to name-check but a few of Lost’s more outlandish narrative flourishes. Nothing wrong with all that. I didn’t tune in expecting gritty realism; I knew that Lost wasn’t The Wire Does Hawaii. »
Not even a week after the release of Hollywood’s English language remake of the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck, re-named Delivery Man (so as not to be confused with the ubiquitous coffee chain or the Battlestar Galactica ace fighter pilot), now comes a new take on a fairly recent Korean revenge thriller. Of course, the big studios have been doing these sort of re-interpretation or re-imaginings for decades. Sometimes the settings are completely changed, as with the case of Seven Samurai which begat the classic hit Western The Magnificent Seven which itself became the sci-fi drive-in gem Battle Beyond The Stars. Or more radically when Ingmar Bergman’s art house fave The Virgin Spring was the basis for Wes Craven’s gruesome debut film The Last House On The Left. On rare occasions the original director has helmed the remake as with that new Vince Vaughn comedy/drama and the 1988 and 1993 versions of The Vanishing. »
- Jim Batts
ABC’s Killer Women doesn’t debut until Tuesday, Jan. 7, but already we’ve got casting scoop for its freshman finale.
The eight-episode midseason drama stars Battlestar Galactica vet Tricia Helfer as Molly Parker, a Texas Ranger who is aided by her sixth sense for why women kill. BSG‘s Michael Trucco and Marta Milans costar as Molly’s brother and his wife, Jeffrey Nordling (24) plays her estranged hubby and Marc Blucas (Necessary Roughness) is the DEA agent she’s having an affair with. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
We've all binged on shows without planning to – but which have you walked away from because they weren't floating your boat, and why?
We all recognise the feeling of achievement when we reach the last episode – or "season finale" as it's more melodramatically known – of a longform TV drama, especially an imported American behemoth that runs to 22 episodes.
But nobody talks about that grubby feeling of failure when you bail out, mid-season. There are no festivities, just guilt, as you symbolically un-click the "series link" on your PVR and hope nobody notices. The best you can hope for when discovered around the water cooler or Twitter hashtag is the residual cool of saying, "Yeah, I started watching it, but …" (This guarantees the riposte, "Ah, but it started to really get good after that episode.")
I'm not by temperament a quitter. The completist in me prevents me from walking out of films, »
- Andrew Collins
In the last five years of Doctor Who, the Daleks have pulled the Earth out of its orbit and dragged it across the galaxy. The Doctor has witnessed the end of the universe, pulled into nonexistence by the explosion of his Tardis, and saved only by a bold and completely ludicrous plot to reboot everything with a “Big Bang 2.0.”. The Doctor has survived his own death, despite it being a fixed point in time. He has romanced a woman who he cradled in his arms during her infancy, befriended his future mother-in-law when she was a child, and been saved from a villain infecting his entire timeline by a pretty girl willing to do the same. Doctor Who is, to put it gently, completely nuts, a ludicrous hour of television that bends suspension of disbelief until it begs to break.
That suspension of disbelief is necessary to be a fan of most television, »
- Jordan Ferguson
'The Day of the Doctor' has been and gone, but mere hours after the 50th anniversary special was broadcast to the globe, Digital Spy and members of the press sat down with sci-fi showrunner Steven Moffat at the official Doctor Who Celebration at London's Excel to grill him about the 75-minute adventure.
In this special interview, Moffat talks about resurrecting Gallifrey, a potential return for the Zygons and Billie Piper's unorthodox reappearance - and gets effusive about Doctor Who's worldwide success!
> Doctor Who Moffat on Capaldi cameo: "It was the plan from the start"
How did you feel after 'The Day of the Doctor' finally went out across the world?
"I was in a state of terrible tension [beforehand] - it's terrifying to go and sit in the middle of an audience, watching your show - this show in particular. »
Odd List Ryan Lambie 26 Nov 2013 - 06:44
From reissued, obscure first films to misleading marketing, here are 12 film covers that exaggerate the role their famous actors play...
Filmmaker William Castle was famous for his movie gimmicks, from vibrating chairs to plastic skeletons soaring over the heads of audiences in cinemas. The marketers of 1958's The Fly, meanwhile, promised to pay $100 to the first person who could prove that its matter-transportation plot "couldn't happen".
Selling movies to cynical punters is tough at the best of times, and using tricks and white lies to get people to part with their hard-earned cash is nothing new. And one of the simplest tricks in a film marketer's tool bag is to exaggerate an actor's role in whatever it is they're trying to sell. So if uncredited bit player number two suddenly becomes an A-list star three years after a movie's shot, you can be »
In an valiant and temporarily successful effort to divert our attentions from some show’s anniversary, Syfy today released its January premiere schedule, including the series premieres of Helix and Bitten and the return of Being Human (which we told you about yesterday), Lost Girl, Face Off, and Ghost Hunters.
Check out the full info in the press release below, including synopses of each series:
Syfy Kicks Off January 2014 With Seven New And Returning Original Series Including… Helix From Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) First Weekly Live Series Broadcast Opposite Worlds, A “Past vs. Future” Competition Reality Program Supernatural Drama Bitten Joins All-new Seasons Of Being Human And Lost Girl Mondays 8-11Pm Season Six Of Reality Hit Face Off Plus New Episodes Of Ghost Hunters
- Erin Willard
Syfy will kick off 2014 with seven new and returning original series in January including "Helix" from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") - a two episode premiere with limited commercial interruptions airing on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c - and "Opposite Worlds," the competition reality event - the channel's first weekly live series broadcast - debuting on Tuesday, January 21 at 10/9c. The new supernatural drama "Bitten" will join "Being Human" and "Lost Girl" on Mondays beginning January 13 ("Lost Girl" at 8/7c, "Being Human" at 9/8c and "Bitten" at 10/9c). Rounding out the new year's blockbuster line-up are the Season 6 premiere of competition reality series »
After a great premiere last night, Almost Human stayed on form in its second hour (and in its regular timeslot now). It’s not that the procedural aspects or even the relationships between and among the characters are new, but they are performed with such gusto that it feels like something different. And while the premiere episode was really strong, “Skin” managed to incorporate some emotional aspects that really, surprisingly, resonated. Hit the jump for more. As I mentioned yesterday, the thing with a buddy cop show is that we have to like the buddy cops -- Dorian and Kennex’s relationship is essential to the success of the show. No matter the other world building and ancillary characters, if Dorian and Kennex don’t grab us, forget it. Luckily, the two are fantastic together. Karl Urban and Michael Ealy have a natural camaraderie that helps solidify their characters’ relationship »
- Allison Keene
Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) breaks into Bobby Trench's (Denzel Washington) house in our exclusive deleted scene from 2 Guns, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD November 19. The story centers on two undercover agents sent to take down a drug cartel, when their mission goes awry, forcing them to go on the run together to clear their names. Check out this scene that you couldn't see in theaters before taking director Baltasar Kormákur's action-thriller home on Blu-ray and DVD.
When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent. Suddenly, everyone on both sides of the law wants them dead, and their only hope is to trust each other. Filled with non-stop action and suspense, critics are raving "Washington and Wahlberg are at their very best" (Pete Hammond, »
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Green Arrow was introduced to DC Comics readers in the 1940s as a kind of Batman with a bow. In the 70s and 80s, the Emerald Archer was reinvented as a wise-cracking leftie tackling eco-crimes. This latest version is more of a superhero soap: Revenge with hooded vigilantes. Smartly realising that the origin story is always one of the strongest elements of any superhero narrative, ongoing flashbacks show shipwrecked party boy Oliver Queen being put through crime-fighter bootcamp. After the mini-apocalypse finale of the first series, he's now sworn off his more extreme tactics (ie murder), while the writers continue to raid the DC toybox, adding Black Canary and the League Of Assassins.
Arrow continues Monday, 8pm, Sky1
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- Richard Vine
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