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Win Harry Potter Ultimate Edition 1 & 2 + Blu-ray Player!

7 December 2009 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

In Screen Rant’s biggest giveaway to date you have a chance to win the Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Years One and Two on Blu-ray. Don’t have a Blu-ray player? That’s Ok, the grand prize winner gets both Ultimate Editions Plus a Blu-ray player!

Four other winners will win both Ultimate Edition Blu-ray sets.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner

Blu-Ray Disc Player valued at $299 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Ultimate Edition on Blu-Ray Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition on Blu-Ray


Four (4) First Prize Packs

Copy of years 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray (single disc)

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ve probably already heard about these sets, but here are some details for you whether you have or not:

Each Ultimate Edition includes:

New 1-hour feature from Creating the World of Harry Potter, an 8-hour documentary series revealing the filmmaking magic behind all 7 years! »

- Vic Holtreman

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Planet 51 (review)

20 November 2009 7:13 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

We have no idea why it’s called Planet 51, or why the pleasantly blobby green humanoid aliens wear no trousers -- jackets and ties or T-shirts for the males, and of course the ladies wear skirts (and have feet shaped like high heels, like Barbie!). We have no idea how cultural convergence allows them to speak English -- except for the proper names, which all sound like “Vernkot” and “Glipforg” -- or to be having their 1950s, complete with malt shops and alien invasion movies, just as a human from Earth arrives among them to terrorize them. It’s not supposed to matter, I suppose. It’s just a kids movie, we’re meant to understand. And it doesn’t matter, I guess. Because Planet 51 isn’t really interested in saying much to its audience, whoever that audience turns out to be. As usual with movies like this, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Work continues on movie version of ‘Alien Legion’

16 November 2009 1:34 PM, PST | | See recent Reel Loop news »

Alien Legion looks to be the latest comic book to get the big screen treatment.

Series creator Carl Potts says movement on the story has been gaining traction as writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt are set to pen a third draft of the script.

Potts also sounded off on who he would like to see involved with the project: “[Jerry] Bruckheimer’s never done a science fiction before, so that challenge, I think, is something that would hold his interest. The success they’ve had with blending CGI and live-action characters in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series could translate easily to an Alien Legion film.”

“Legion is painted on an immense canvas and today’s effects can really carry that off,” said Alien Legion artist and editor Chris Warner. “The themes and characters have a lot of depth and resonance, and ultimately that’s what storytelling is about. Good stories are always good stories. »

- Reel Loop News Staff

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Win Fawlty Towers Special Edition Remastered DVD Set – Winners!

10 November 2009 8:18 PM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Here are the winners of our Fawlty Towers contest:

Eric Tomlinson – Morgantown, WVDeeAnn Szymanski – Pottstown, PADebbie Heddington – London, Ont, CanadaMatthew Casale – Greece, NY

Thanks to everyone who entered, and don’t forget we’ve got a cool Star Trek giveaway going on right now!

Are you a fan of Fawlty Towers? Ever even heard of the show? Well it’s where John Cleese headed for a brief time after Monty Python back in 1975 and 1979. The show only ran for 12 episodes, but every single one of them is hysterical, and many are funny enough to bring tears to your eyes (that’s not PR, that’s my opinion). Fawlty Towers also starred Prunella Scales, Connie Both and Andrew Sachs.

Well it’s the 30th anniversary of the show and the episodes are being re-released in a special edition, remastered DVD set – and we have four (4) copies to give away!


Here’s »

- Vic Holtreman

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Win Val Kilmer & Cuba Gooding Jr. In ‘Hardwired’

26 October 2009 8:19 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Yes, Val Kilmer and Cuba Gooding Jr. are together in a movie. The direct-to-dvd Sci-Fi movie Hardwired. If you’re looking for what one can only hope is at least some cheesy fun, we have three copies to give away here on Screen Rant.

Here’s a synopsis of the film:


Luke Gibson (Gooding Jr.) is all but written off for dead after a car accident that claimed the life of his wife and unborn child, and left him with complete amnesia. Looking for test subjects for their new technological “breakthrough,” the Hexx Corporation offers cutting edge technology that saves Luke’s life, a Psi-Com Implant which is hardwired into Luke’s brain. Luke soon finds that the life saving technology comes with a price and that Hexx Corporation may harbor more sinister plans for the new device. Luke, with the help of his new allies, tries to recover memories »

- Vic Holtreman

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David Duchovny wants more “alien-oriented conspiracy”

22 October 2009 11:09 AM, PDT | | See recent Reel Loop news »

Californication star David Duchovny has had a lukewarm relationship with the box office. His last feature, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, made a lackluster $10 million on its opening weekend and went on to make a mesely $68.1 million worldwide. If you ask Duchovny, who played the alien-loving Agent Mulder, what went wrong, he might tell you it was because the story was away from the heart of the popular Fox show. You know, cigerett smoking man and stuff?

“As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy,” Duchovny said. ” I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.”

Source: The Daily Beast via Dark Horizons

Related posts:‘Alien »

- Reel Loop News Staff

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This Weekend at the Movies: October 16, 2009

16 October 2009 1:45 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Welcome back for my second week of breaking down all of this weekend's releases and it's only going to improve as I am adding additional features and information each week.

This week the changes include the following: The films are listed in order of current popularity on the site, determined by the number of visits to the dedicated movie pages for each film The MPAA ratings and reasons are listed below the trailers A link to our picture galleries is also now included with a preview of the most recent image added. As always, I toss in my two cents (for what it's worth) as well as a link to my review if I have one posted.

Hope this continues to help you in your weekend movie decision making.

Law Abiding Citizen I enjoyed this movie quite a bit despite its problems and lackluster ending. Here is a quote from »

- Brad Brevet

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G.I. Joe Contest: T-Shirts From The 80s Cartoon - Winners!

17 August 2009 6:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Here are the lucky winners of our G.I. Joe T-shirt giveaway:

Omri Alon - Seattle, Wa Miguel Lopez - Miami, Fl Bruno Fragnito - Ontario, Canada Thanks to everyone who entered and keep an eye out for upcoming contests from Screen Rant!

A lot people out there who are looking forward to G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra are fans of the 1980s cartoon, so Screen Rant is giving away 6 G.I. Joe T-shirts from that era. We have two designs and three winners will get one of each of the T-shirts below. These G.I. Joe T-shirts were kindly supplied by


We have one with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, and another with the basic G.I. Joe logo. You can see them both below with details of the graphics as well. Again, winners will receive both t-shirts.

Contest ends some time on Friday, August »

- Vic Holtreman

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DVD releases for Tuesday August 11, 2009

11 August 2009 5:46 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Sorry this dvd list is coming at you a little later than usual gang, but between fighting with Microsoft about constantly holding my emails in queue and... well that's it actually.

Anyhoo, first on our list of must-see DVDs this week is the 50s spoof flick, Alien Trespass by director R.W. Goodwin. For reasons unknown Image Ent. have given it the "serious" cover you see before you, but rest assured this is definitely a B-movie riff so prepare to giggle.

Alright, moving on we finally have a release of Azazel Jacobs' 2005 existential coming of age film, The Good Times Kid. It has been garnering solid reviews since premiering on the festival circuit and honestly we've been trying to get a screener for ages to no avail. Thank you you beautiful pepole at Benten Films!

Now one for the ladies! Yep, Edward and Bella are back on DVD this week »

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New On DVD This Week

11 August 2009 1:15 PM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

Here’s a list of some of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week we’re particularly interested in. Plus, some old favorites (and not so favorites) coming out this week for the first time on Blu-ray.


About Last Night… ~ Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi (Blu-ray)

Alien Trespass ~ Eric McCormack, Dan Lauria, Robert Patrick, and Jenni Baird (DVD and Blu-ray)

Blue Thunder ~ Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, and Daniel Stern (Blu-ray)

Chaos ~ Jason Statham (Blu-ray)

The Class (Entre Les Murs) ~ François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, and Angélica Sancio (DVD)

Cutthroat Island ~ Geena Davis, Frank Langella, Matthew Modine (Blu-ray)

Eagles Over London ~ Van Johnson, Frederick Stafford, Francisco Rabal, and Luigi Pistilli (Blu-ray)

Gigantic ~ Zooey Deschanel, Paul Dano, John Goodman, and Ed Asner (DVD)

I Love You, Man ~ Paul Rudd, Jason Segal (DVD and Blu-ray)

Katyn ~ Artur Amijewski, Maja Ostaszewska, and Andrzej Chyra (DVD)

Michael Jackson: Moonwalking – The »

- Joe Gillis

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This Week on DVD: I Love You, Man, The Class, Tmnt Collection

11 August 2009 9:59 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

If you're going DVD shopping today, there are a few decent choices, however I wouldn't really recommend either I Love You, Man or 17 Again unless you absolutely love Paul Rudd or Zac Efron. Instead, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Oscar-nominated French film The Class, and the indie comedy Gigantic is at least worth a look. Also in stores this week is the '50s sci-fi spoof Alien Trespass, the direct-to-dvd sequel to Road Trip, and a Michael Jackson documentary, plus all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies on Blu-ray! Will you be spending your hard-earned cash on anything this week? I Love You, Man [1] (DVD, Blu-ray [2]) 17 Again [3] (DVD, Blu-ray [4]) The Class [5] (DVD, Blu-ray [6]) Gigantic [7] Alien Trespass [8] (DVD, Blu-ray [9]) Road Trip: Beer Pong [10] Gooby [11] Almost Heaven [12] The Last Resort [13] Steppin' [14] The Tiger's Tail [15] The Art of War III: Retribution [16] Dark Rising [17] Dead by Dawn 2: The Return [18] Moonwalking: The True Story »

- Sean

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DVD’s I Bought This Week: August 11th

11 August 2009 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rob Hunter loves movies.  He also loves working as an English teacher at a school for wayward girls in Seoul, South Korea.  These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs.  So join us each week as he takes a look at new DVD releases and gives his highly unqualified opinion as to which titles are worth BUYing, which are better off as RENTals, and which should be AVOIDed at all costs. A quick (and fairly obvious) disclaimer:  The main purpose behind this column is to highlight the various new DVD releases each week.  The division of the titles into Buy, Rent, or Avoid categories is based on many things... the quality of the movie or show, the quality of the extra features, and the replay value of the content overall.  The common thread here is that all of these criteria are »

- Rob Hunter

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: August 11, 2009

11 August 2009 12:54 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

DVD Links: DVD News | Release Dates | New Dvds | Reviews | RSS Feed Not a huge week for new releases, but there are some titles I just added to the release date calendar detailed at the end of this update you may be interested in adding to your preorder shopping cart. Oh, and it appears Paramount has decided to begin releasing the Blu-ray editions of their films before releasing the DVD editions. They are starting with Dance Flick on September 8... It'll be interesting to see if it gets more people to adopt the high-def format once bigger named releases starting hitting the shelves. The Class This one made the #6 spot on my list of top ten movies of 2008 so it should be obvious I think it is the one film releasing this week you need to watch. It's not a brain bender of a story as it details one class in a »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive Video: Watch 6 Minutes of Alien Trespass

10 August 2009 5:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Set in 1957, Alien Trespass chronicles a fiery object from space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature called "The Ghota", which is Hell bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack), a local astronomer, and with the help of Tammy (Jenni Baird), a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind. To watch six minutes from this thrilling new sci-fi throwback directed by R.W. Goodwin, click on the exclusive clip below:

Alien Trespass lands on DVD August 11th, 2009.


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DVD Release List: August 11, 2009: Wicked Women Lead The Wild Man to The Crypt of Bad Boy Bubby

10 August 2009 4:53 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

You know it's a weird week for DVD releases when the cream of the crop includes a couple of Blu-ray reissues, Fifties throwback horror/sci-fi hybrid Alien Trespass (read Creepy's review here), and Bigfoot-inspired The Wild Man of the Navidad, which garnered one of the higher ratings Foy's doled out in quite some time (review here).

Also included toward the end of this week's list are a couple of compilations, Wicked Women, Wicked Things, and Zombies Rule, which are followed by two for the kiddies (or just the kids at heart): The Batman vs. Dracula and a Scooby-Doo double-feature.

- Debi Moore

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- The Woman In Black

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DVD Playhouse--August 2009

10 August 2009 2:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—August 2009


Allen Gardner

Watchmen—Director’S Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday »

- The Hollywood

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JoBlo Podcast #29

10 August 2009 12:03 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Johnny Moreno and I record a little ealry and find ourselves in mourning. With the passing of legendary director, John Hughes, we discuss the impact he made on our pathetic lives and try to figure out if it's the same for today's youth. Also: -Release Dates is back, which means more ridiculous DVD entries such as Alien Trespass, Lonely Street, and Road Trip: Beer Pong, which features an actor from the original film on the cover who doesn't even appear in the film. Wtf? - Both of us went »

- Jim Law

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‘Alien’ prequel finds its writer: Has deck stacked against him

2 August 2009 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Reel Loop news »


Jon Spaihts has been hired to pen a prequel to the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien for 20th Century Fox. The news also marks the return of director Ridley Scott to the franchise which experienced lows during the end of its initial run. (Clones? As if!)

Jon Spaihts has been named one of Hollywood’s hottest sci-fi writers. His other two films, Passengers and Shadow 19, have yet to be released yet serious buzz is mounting with this Alien news.

Matrix alum Keanu Reeves stars in Shadow 19 with an appearance in Spaight’s space adventure Passengers.

But no rest for hyped Hollywood writers as Spaihts will also rewrite The Darkest Hour for Wanted producer Timur Bekmambetov with second looks on Children of Mars and St. George and the Dragon.

Related posts:Review: ‘Alien TrespassMichelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena fight aliens in ‘Battle: Los Angeles


- Erik Buckman

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Missed Something? Our 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-Up

27 July 2009 7:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

I started this on the flight home after the insanity that is the San Diego Comic-Con (Wi-Fi in the air rocks), and I thought it would be a good idea to give you a “one-stop shopping” post for everything we covered this year.

For 2009 we had Rob Keyes and Kofi Outlaw (along with guest contributor Ryan Connors) in addition to Bruce Simmons and myself, so we were able to bring you a Lot more coverage than we did last year. Everyone worked their tail off and did an awesome job - and we had Ross Miller going into overdrive at home covering ongoing non-Comic-Con related news (Ross is a news writing Animal).


I was fortunate enough to be chosen to speak at this year’s Masters of the Web panel, and we attended the Wrath of Con party (where Rob had Waaaay too much fun, getting his picture taken with »

- Vic Holtreman

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Comic-Con 2009: Alien Trespass Panel

26 July 2009 2:14 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Alien Trespass panel opened with a pseudo-documentary describing how the film was made but due to changes at the studio back in the 1950s the completed film was shelved and never seen. It was really quite interestingly done and included interviews with Robert Patrick and Eric McCormack in grainy 1950s video talking about the film in a promotional interview format. It’s not done in tounge in cheek at all but very earnestly.


It cuts into a present day interview with a couple of construction workers who’ve discovered the film during an excavation, and then a couple of Hollywood producers arguing whether the print is in fact legitimate. From there we go to a very apparantly serious trailer for the film.

In attendance were Eric McCormack and director R.W. Goodwin. Eric said he stood in line for 20 minutes yesterday to get autographs from all the guys who do the voices in Spongebob Squarepants. »

- Vic Holtreman

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