September 2011

Fresnadillo In Talks To Direct HIGHLANDER

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to direct Summit Entertainment reboot of the 1986 film HIGHLANDER, according to Deadline. Summit has been searching for a director the helm the picture ever since Justin Lin dropped out to make the sixth installment of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. The project appears...

Watch The US Trailer For TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Yahoo has released a US theatrical trailer for TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, featuring some new footage that has not been included in international trailers for the film.

POINT BREAK Reboot In The Works

Alcon Entertainment is developing a remake of the 1991 action film POINT BREAK, according to Slashfilm. The company has had the rights to the movie for some time, but a script by Kurt Wimmer is reportedly kicking the project into gear. Here is the word from an official press release:...

Casting a WRESTLING REVOLUTION - Day 15

Born on Twitter, fueled on Kickstarter and built in Hollywood, the WRESTLING REVOLUTION PROJECT is a 13-episode seasonal concept built on wrestling storytelling with a complete three act narrative structure. Cutting the cord completely from the modern wrestling industry chronology, it's the launch of a new universe with new characters...

An All-New Monday Night Mayhem LIVE Tonight! (7PM ET/4PM PT)

Monday Night Mayhem: Hosted By The Big Mosh & "The Chairman Of The Board" Todd Vincent Heard LIVE Monday Evenings @ 7PM ET/4PM PT Become Part Of The Mayhem Nation On Facebook & Twitter @ www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem & www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem WWE Night Of Champions PPV Preview (w/Scott Hudson & Jim Molineaux), TNA...

EA Officially Announces SYNDICATE Reboot for 2012

EA and Starbreeze have officially announced the oft rumored Syndicate reboot at an investor meeting this weekend. Releasing in early 2012, Syndicate will be the third title in the series, the last of which was released in 1996. It will come out on XBOX 360, PS3 and PC. This title...

News From Our Sister Site: Komplicated [In Case You Missed It ...]

Summing up the week's top items from Geekweek's sister site Komplicated.com, "In Case You Missed It ..." is a summary of the best of escapism, culture, technology and music from a Black geek perspective. Vader's "No!" addition, free MP3 downloads, an interview with crime writer Gary Phillips and much more!

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS NOW ON DVD & BLU-RAY

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“X-MEN: FIRST CLASS” is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. One big reason to watch: James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, the young Professor X, and Michael Fassbender as his counterpart, Erik Lensherr, the young Magneto. Of course, this is before there was a Professor X or a Magneto. It’s the early 1960s and both of these characters are just coming into their own. Meanwhile, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are at the brink of a nuclear war. It will take everything these two future rivals have along with their newly minted crew of mutants to save the world from total destruction!

Then there’s Kevin Bacon who provides an excellent performance as the villain, Sebastian Shaw, a Nazi officer running a concentration camp who will go on to wreak more havoc as a mutant. He “cultivates” Erik Lensherr’s powers. Just to make a point, Shaw executes Lensherr’s mother. It’s no mistake that Bacon was cast as the villain. He is not exactly that far removed in degrees of separation from director Matthew Vaughn (“KICK ASS”). Vaughn is close friends with director James Gunn who did his own twisted real superhero movie, “SUPER.” In that movie, Kevin Bacon plays a badass villain and, if you haven’t seen it, go seek it out.

The look and feel of this movie is addictive. If you’ve seen it, you know you’ll want to see it again. It’s a great story, primarily exploring the characters of Charles and Erik and the all the shades of gray that make it difficult to side with one or the other. And there are a number of subplots mostly involving the young mutants trying to figure out their place in the world. Again, it’s the style, the James Bond cool, that will keep you watching. If you can, you should treat yourself to the Blu-ray which is loaded with extra goodies which include 10 Marvel “X-Men” digital comics with an exclusive “X-Men: First Class” backstory comic, interactive videos, interviews, deleted scenes and what is favorite of mine, the score to the movie. That is one kick ass soundtrack.
 

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Producing a WRESTLING REVOLUTION

Born on Twitter, fueled on Kickstarter and built in Hollywood, the WRESTLING REVOLUTION PROJECT is a 13-episode seasonal concept built on wrestling storytelling with a complete three act narrative structure. Cutting the cord completely from the modern wrestling industry chronology, it's the launch of a new universe with new characters...

Hasbro To Make Maiden Voyage To New York Comic Con

For the first time at New York Comic Con, Hasbro will attend Comic Con at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 to present many of its iconic brands and meet with fans. Hasbro will have a significant booth presence featuring current and upcoming products from...

Casting a WRESTLING REVOLUTION - Day 14

Born on Twitter, fueled on Kickstarter and built in Hollywood, the WRESTLING REVOLUTION PROJECT is a 13-episode seasonal concept built on wrestling storytelling with a complete three act narrative structure. Cutting the cord completely from the modern wrestling industry chronology, it's the launch of a new universe with new characters...

John Malkovich Signs On To Zombie Romance WARM BODIES

John Malkovich has joined cast of Summit's zombie romance WARM BODIES, according to Deadline. WARM BODIES is an adaptation of a novel about a zombie who regains his soul after falling in love with a human girl. Malkovich will play the father of the girl, who is played by Teresa...

MTV Opens Door To LOCKE & KEY Series

The failed LOCKE & KEY television adaptation may find a new home at MTV, according to Deadline. MTV programming chief David Janollari has reportedly seen the pilot episode and likes it, although he has not yet met with the show's producers. Nevertheless, given the fact that the major networks and...

Casting a WRESTLING REVOLUTION - Day 13

Born on Twitter, fueled on Kickstarter and built in Hollywood, the WRESTLING REVOLUTION PROJECT is a 13-episode seasonal concept built on wrestling storytelling with a complete three act narrative structure. Cutting the cord completely from the modern wrestling industry chronology, it's the launch of a new universe with new characters...