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**Note: This will be at the top for a bit; new stories will appear below!** It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of remakes -- also known as the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of bad, it was the epoch of incredible; it was the season of fright, it was the season of dumb; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair -- and man, did we have a lot of it; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; some flicks took us directly to heaven, others took us the other way. The year was 2008, and it was pretty memorable.
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- Uncle Creepy
It is time to announce the winner of X-Files 2 on Bluray. The X-Files: I Want To Believe finds Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reunited after leaving their careers at the F.B.I. behind them. Directed by series creator Chris Carter from a story he penned, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Xzibit and the return of series veteran Mitch Pileggi as F.B.I Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Blu-ray Disc Specs: The X-Files: I Want To Believe Bd is presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) on a 50Gb dual-layer disc authored »
Chicago – “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” was an unqualified disaster in theaters. One of the worst movies of 2008, the film downplayed the strengths of the first few seasons of the influential series and emphasized the weaknesses of the show’s ignominious end.
But the Blu-Ray release of “I Want to Believe” completely ignores the critical drubbing the film received in theaters and plays to the fans of the show and movie, all of whom will be more than satisfied by an impressive and extensive release. “I Want to Believe” is yet another example of a Bd that’s better than the film itself.
Coming a full decade after the first “X-Files” film, “I Want to Believe” is not merely an underwhelming follow-up, something we should have expected after so many years of anticipation. No, this is a failure on every level, a pale shadow of what Chris Carter’s creation was in its prime. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Geez, you practically need to be a federal agent to get the scoop on what’s available in what DVD package these days. It’s almost as if the DVD companies want you to be confused, so that, perhaps, you’ll just spring for the most expensive set they’re offering just so’s you don’t miss out on anything. Like the multiple new DVD offerings just out last week concerning The X-Files: I Want to Believe. I received, from Fox Home Entertainment, a two-disc screener set of the Region 1 release. That is, not a commercial package -- which is sometimes what the studios send for review, simply a prerelease copy of what everyone will be able to go and buy in a store on the street date -- but instead sample versions of the discs that would be in those consumer sets (and none of the liner notes »
- MaryAnn Johanson
All this weekend! 5 movies I’m psyched for in December and 5 reasons why. No. 2: The Day the Earth Stood Still [opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on December 12]. 1. I’m feeling kinda starved for grownup science fiction lately. There’s been a few films this year that are arguably Sf: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, but they’ve got more of a superhero vibe; CJ7 and The Signal, but they weren’t particularly great; Journey to the Center of the Earth, but that’s for little kids; and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull turned out to be science fiction in the end. But as movies with science-fictional conceits go, we’re left with The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which is only very thinly SFnal; Cloverfield, which extremely well done but didn’t explore any new ideas; and Wall-e, which was wonderful and original. So I’m ready for anything really original, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
While X-Files fans will get a kick out of seeing Mulder and Scully re-teamed, TV-caliber story and scope keep The X-Files: I Want to Believe from being a very good movie. For series regulars, that’s not such a bad deal. Half the fun of seeing the first X-Files movie released in a decade is catching up with leads Mulder and Scully again. Like old friends, their on-screen presence is enough to kindle nostalgia and make I Want To Believe worth a viewing for anyone who enjoyed the X-Files series on TV. Gone are the halcyon days of the X-Files, though. Ex-fbi Special Agent Dana Scully now spends her days as a primary care physician at a Catholic hospital, while her former partner Fox Mulder stays below the radar in a hideout far from FBI headquarters where agents want him on charges relating to the closure of the X-Files. All »
I was catching up on my DVD watching this week, and I was in the middle of watching the special features to The X-Files: I Want to Believe when I found myself in church. Well, I wasn’t really in church, but there was definitely some preaching going on. Amid some really nifty »
- Kevin Carr
I was always a fan of The X-Files when it was on TV. Granted, I was a pre-teen and still had a crush on Winnie Cooper...but I still knew that the show was something special. Well it has been about six years since the series ended, and fans were still »
- Brian C. Gibson
Samuel Fuller's follow-up to The Big Red One was shelved by Paramount Pictures before its scheduled release in 1982 because of fears that its premise -- a white dog has been trained to attack black people -- would stir up more controversy than box office. Fuller was understandably outraged; in his autobiography, A Third Face, he wrote: "The studio has used me as a scapegoat for their lack of determination and courage." The film, co-written by Curtis Hanson (La Confidential), with a score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, later received acclaim when it was released in Europe but never received a home video release in the Us and has rarely been seen here. Kristy McNichol plays an actress who adopts the dog; Paul Winfield is as an anthropologist who tries to reverse the training. The Criterion Collection DVD includes a featurette with Hanson, producer Jon Davison, and Fuller's widow, »
- Peter Martin
Silly us X-Files fans trying to rationalize why The X-Files: I Want to Believe crashed and burned so badly this summer. It was too thoughtful! Too character-driven! Too focused on giving fans emotional closure, and not enough on slam-bang summer excitement! Long-time franchise producer Frank Spotnitz has a much easier and quicker answer: It was The Dark Knight's fault.
His theory goes thus: The X-Files opened a week after The Dark Knight broke all sorts of records and began its domination of the summer box office. What's more, the dark and brooding film was similar in tone to the caped juggernaut, and not the sort of counterprogramming that might nonetheless have had a chance in its wake. And so you get $21 million domestic.
Look, I'm probably as big a fan of I Want to Believe as you'll find around these parts; for fans of the show it was a lovely, »
- Eugene Novikov
This summer's surprise blockbuster Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, headlines this week's robust crop of new DVD releases. Also debuting on DVD today: Disney's fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, based on the second chapter of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed book series; the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly buddy comedy Step Brothers; Ice Cube's inspirational sports movie The Longshots; and the summer sci-fi flop The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
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- Thomas Leupp
DVD Links: Release Dates | New Dvds | Reviews | RSS Feed The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Deciding which film to start this edition of On DVD Today with was not an easy one so I just took a look at the top seller at Amazon and Prince Caspian came out on top. For those that read my recent Blu-ray review you know I am not too keen on this flick the second time around and Sara really seems to loathe it in her DVD review. So, should you buy it? If you like long films that render themselves boring by the time you see it a second time then by all means step up to the plate. Wanted This is a title I can understand more people picking up, but as I said in my Blu-ray review, I still recommend you rent before you buy. This is a fun film for »
- Brad Brevet
This is your last call to win X-files 2 on BluRay. The X-Files: I Want To Believe finds Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reunited after leaving their careers at the F.B.I. behind them. Directed by series creator Chris Carter from a story he penned, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Xzibit and the return of series veteran Mitch Pileggi as F.B.I Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Blu-ray Disc Specs: The X-Files: I Want To Believe Bd is presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) on a 50Gb dual-layer disc authored »
"White meat, dark meat, all will be stuffed." Thanks to Eli Roth, that's all I can ever think of when hearing the word "Thanksgiving." I'm more of an Easter person myself, but that's beside the point. Since many of you likely missed out on some horror news over the Holiday weekend, your old pal Psycho Bunny is here with a full recap of the past seven days of Fangoria horror news and features!
Fangoria Fearful Features:
Goth-Infested Waters Welcome to Infamous Ink- it's time to get your tat on! Horror Meets Comedy for Xbox Live Count on 5 Or Die Bloody Blogs:
The Cyber-Horror Elite's Top 50 Horror Films of All Time (A Response) Soundtrack Review: Milano Rovente In The Folds Of The Flesh Raising Hell
On December 2nd Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing The X-Files: I Want To Believe on both DVD and Blu-ray. To help promote the release we chatted with writer-producer Frank Spotnitz who reveals his plans for another X-Files, if 20th Century Fox were to ever give the go to another sequel. Frank Spotnitz explains how they were pretty disappointed with the box officie numbers when X-Files hit theaters this past July. "We were all a bit disappointed, we had some indication that we were in for a rough time when The Dark Knight started to become the phenomenon that it is, and breaking records. The Dark Knight is a history making film at the box office, and we came out with our little dark film a week after. It was disappointing to be sure. But the film made something like 20 million domestically and close to 50 million overseas." »
New research has found that the number of British people who believe in UFOs, aliens and the supernatural outnumbers those who follow religion, reports The Daily Telegraph. In a survey to mark the DVD release of The X Files: I Want To Believe, 54% of 3,000 people polled said they believe in God, while 58% revealed that they believe in the supernatural. 37% reportedly claimed that the basis for their belief system is (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Warner Brothers recently released an international poster for Whiteout, a freezing cold comic book adaptation starring Kate Beckinsale that has been delayed for quite a while. Whiteout is based on Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber's graphic novel that Oni Press published in 1998. It was first announced early last year and was entirely shot and in the can by May of 2007. Since then, Warner Brothers has kept delaying it, pushing its release all the way to September of 2009. I'm not sure if we'll ever get to see it, but we at least have a fairly awesome poster to hold us over for another year. This reminds me a lot of the poster for The X-Files: I Want to Believe - but this time I actually want to see this movie. Take a look! Those of us lucky enough to attend Warner Brothers' presentation at Comic-Con in 2007 were treated »
- Alex Billington
Was it really 15 years ago that I was at the Jackson Hole burger restaurant on Third Avenue, having lunch with Fango managing editor Michael Gingold and talking about this new show on Fox called The X Files? I remember telling Mike how this series was unlike anything on television, an attempt to do true, go-for-the-throat horror whose two unknown leads managed to draw viewers in while increasing the sense of spooky realism.
By the end of that lunch, Mike had asked me to do an episode guide for the first season (The first of eight—Fango decided not to cover the last season), thus starting the relationship I have had with the magazine to this very day. And now, six years after Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny walked away from the FBI and the mess of monsters, paranormal powers and conspiracies the series had become, I find myself sitting in »
Time for another contest. This go around Fox has provided us with X-Files 2 on BluRay to give away. The X-Files: I Want To Believe finds Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reunited after leaving their careers at the F.B.I. behind them. Directed by series creator Chris Carter from a story he penned, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Xzibit and the return of series veteran Mitch Pileggi as F.B.I Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Blu-ray Disc Specs: The X-Files: I Want To Believe Bd is presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect »
Photo: 20th Century Fox This Article Contains A Spoiler For The End Of Australia. I recently had an idea to post an article headlined "Guess the Studio". I was going to then describe a series of situations based on actual events while hiding the true identity of any film or person involved and see if people would guess it was in fact 20th Century Fox that was being described. Here is a studio that seems to have zero respect for artistic opinion and the suits over there seem to believe they have the answer to everything. This year Fox has delivered such piles as: Deception Jumper What Happens in Vegas The Happening The X-Files: I Want to Believe Max Payne And those are just the titles I saw. They wouldn't even screen Babylon A.D., Shutter or Mirrors and I wasn't even going to »
- Brad Brevet
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