January 2012


Written by Renae Geerlings and Tyler Mane, Compound Fracture pins two horror stars up against each other while smashing two horror sub-genres into one, yielding a supernatural home invasion film starring Tyler Mane (X-Men, Troy, Halloween) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Predators, Holliston). Muse Watson (I Know What You...

FRIDAY FRODOS (1/27/12 Edition)

Tim Simmons brings the Frodos-- He writes the webOGN, Spy6teen- which you can read at www.spy6teen.com. Also available or for your fancy Digital reader/desktop/etc at the link below. He's on Twitter @citizentim.

Lily Collins Exits EVIL DEAD Remake

Lily Collins has dropped out of the EVIL DEAD remake due to scheduling conflicts, according to Heat Vision. Collins was set to star as a drug addict trying to get clean when the "evil dead" come out to play - a far cry from Bruce Campbell's iconic lead role from...

THE GOON Adaptation Isn't Dead Yet

Despite star Paul Giamatti's words to the contrary, David Fincher's adaptation of the comic book THE GOON is hardly dead, according to creator Eric Powell himself. Powell took to his blog to clear up the issue after Giamatti speculated earlier this week that the project had run out of money:...

All Eye(s) On Nick Fury In These Latest AVENGERS Stills

Nick Fury isn't looking too good in these stills from THE AVENGERS. Although we already know that he has a problem with his eye, the scarring that is creeping out from underneath the eyepatch can't be normal. What could that mean? [via Slashfilm]

Director, Writer Flock To THE CROW

Relativity's problematic remake of THE CROW has hired both a director and a writer, Heat Vision reports. Horror director F. Javier Gutierrez will helm the film, directing from a script penned by Jesse Wigutow. Wigutow's credits include work on ERAGON, THE RUINS, and Summit's THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND. Plans for the...

DC Entertainment To Fight Hunger Crisis in Horn of Africa

DC Entertainment is out to fight the hunger crisis in the horn of Africa and you can help too:
Featuring Iconic Justice League Characters, Multilayered Campaign
To Leverage All Time Warner Advertising Platforms
Generating Significant Awareness of the Crisis

Multi-Million-Dollar Commitment Will Support
Three Aid Groups Working in Africa:
Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps

(January 23, 2012 – New York, NY) DC Entertainment, home of the world’s greatest super heroes, today unveiled an unprecedented giving campaign to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. This multi-million-dollar commitment over the next two years will be supported across all Warner Bros. Entertainment’s and Time Warner’s businesses and feature DC Entertainment’s iconic Justice League characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, issuing the call to action, “We Can Be Heroes.” The announcements were made at a press conference today in New York by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.; Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment.

We Can Be Heroes will support the efforts of three humanitarian aid organizations working in Africa—Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps—as part of the global effort to fight the current hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. The region is suffering its worst drought and famine in over 60 years, with 13 million in need of critical assistance and 250,000 facing starvation in Somalia alone. Each partner organization was chosen for its track record of effective and expeditious humanitarian aid efforts in Africa.

We Can Be Heroes will be supported via promotional exposure across all of Time Warner’s divisional advertising platforms (Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting, Time Inc., HBO), generating millions of consumer impressions and creating crucially needed awareness of this crisis worldwide. Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps will equally share a corporate donation of at least $2 million over the next two years comprised of cash donations, employee matching funds and consumer matching funds.

“Warner Bros. has a long history of corporate philanthropy and outreach, and this campaign proudly continues that tradition,” said Meyer. “We are a global company, and this is a global issue. By marshalling our expertise in consumer and fan engagement and creating global awareness, we hope we’re able to inspire others to join us in becoming ‘heroes’ and make a difference in the Horn of Africa.”

The Justice League characters were chosen by DC Entertainment both for their global recognition as well as their demonstration of strength in unity and numbers. The campaign’s graphic identifier features the iconic Justice League characters—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg—outlined in silhouette against the African continent. Each of these characters is a super hero in his or her own right, but when they band together as the Justice League, they become an unstoppable force for good and right in the universe—a key message of the We Can Be Heroes campaign. While many individuals may feel powerless to effect change on their own, as part of a global campaign such as this, their efforts, combined with those of other donors, can create a world of change.

A key launch element of We Can Be Heroes is the campaign’s website, WeCanBeHeroes.org. Here, consumers can make donations which DC Entertainment will match 100 percent (up to $1 million in donations), purchase specially branded merchandise, with 50 percent of the purchase price going to fight the hunger crisis via We Can Be Heroes, sign up for newsletters and updates, and join the We Can Be Heroes online community. The site will also feature information on each of the partner organizations and updates on current conditions in the Horn of Africa.

“This campaign goes straight to the heart of our core competency, as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment both have a rich legacy of telling socially relevant, compelling stories with characters embraced by global audiences,” said Robinov. “The fact that we’re able to take what we do and use it to raise awareness—and inspire action—around a cause as important as this is gratifying. With the support of the entire Studio and our Time Warner sister companies, this campaign, like the DC Comics super heroes, will make a great impact on an important issue.”

“The members of the Justice League are an international team of super heroes beloved by a broad range of fans, including men and women, young and old. This makes them the perfect ‘spokescharacters’ for this campaign,” said Nelson. “Their dedication to social justice and commitment to band together to defend the helpless brilliantly supports the ideals of the We Can Be Heroes campaign. The hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa is something we can reverse if we all work together. I’m proud and grateful we’re able to harness the power and standing of the DC Comics brand and iconic characters as well as for the support from both Warner Bros. and Time Warner that has allowed us to pursue this unprecedented initiative."

“This is a tragic situation affecting millions and millions of people. Everyone has the ability to be a part of the solution and efforts such as We Can Be Heroes help bring us closer to that goal,” said Dr. Jill Biden, who visited refugees in Kenya in August and has worked to raise awareness of the crisis. “I commend the efforts of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. and other organizations who are using their global reach to help raise awareness of the crisis.”

For more information on We Can Be Heroes, visit www.WeCanBeHeroes.org . For more information on the campaign’s partner organizations, visit their websites: www.savethechildren.org (Save the Children); www.rescue.org (International Rescue Committee) and www.mercycorps.org (Mercy Corps).

FRIDAY FRODOS (1/20/12 Edition)

Tim Simmons brings the Frodos-- He writes the webOGN, Spy6teen- which you can read at www.spy6teen.com. Also available or for your fancy Digital reader/desktop/etc at the link below. He's on Twitter @citizentim.


Do you believe in Bigfoot? Well, Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” could make a believer out of you. We’ve come a long way since that grainy footage from the ‘60s of a guy in a big hairy costume. There’s so much sasquatch research now that the whole thing has taken on an air of legitimacy and joins the ranks of a new generation of more sophisticated speculation. Right along with Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters,” and other quirky paranormal TV shows, “Finding Bigfoot” follows certain protocols as it conducts its investigations and maintains a detached and scientific approach.
This season’s opener focuses on another grainy bit of footage. This time it’s something that was caught on video in the ‘90s by mistake: what could be the only video ever caught of a very young sasquatch. The bigfoot research team goes about setting up their inquiry which first involves numerous viewings of the video, a sort of ghostly shape of what might be a primate swinging from a tree in the background of a video that was only meant to be of people at a party. There’s an eerie sound affect each time the video catches the best glimpse of the sasquatch-like figure. It’s fun and what you’d expect. There’s also a couple of times when the team, out in the field, hear sharp knocks on wood which are also good creepy fun.
There are moments when the team say stuff like, “Did you see that?!” or “Did you hear that?!” And what show like this wouldn’t have its fair share of these? It wouldn’t be “Finding Bigfoot” without them. What’s good about this show is that the team does do what seems like everything you can possibly do to investigate a sasquatch sighting. The ‘90s video was shot in rural New York state and that’s where the team spends it time, even going right back to the very same tree it is believed the bigfoot suspect swung from. All this is pure entertainment and maybe, if we’re lucky, one step closer to finding Bigfoot.


Batman and Bane show off their guns in these latest stills from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - and Bane's are a whole lot more intimidating. Check them out below. Are these the arms that will help Bane break the Caped Crusader's back? [via THR]

Two New Stills Show The Darker Side Of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Columbia Pictures has released two stills from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, both of which reveal a darker, more somber feel to the film. The first shows Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker looking rather brooding, wearing a beanie and a Ramones t-shirt. The second is of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, seemingly taken...


Despite the underwhelming performance of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO at the box office since its release on December 20 - it has grossed a paltry $60 million domestically - Sony intends to adapt the second book in the Millenium trilogy, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. A Sony...

8 New Stills From THE HUNGER GAMES

Lionsgate has released a few new images from THE HUNGER GAMES, including hi-res versions of previously released stills as well as a couple of set photo. Take a look below! [via Collider]

Rian Johnson Teases The LOOPER Time Machine

BRICK and THE BROTHERS BLOOM director Rian Johnson's third film, LOOPER, isn't due out until September 28, but Johnson was kind enough to provide us with a little slice of the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller in the form of a new set photo. Here is the man himself posing with...

Did Warner Bros. Alter Bane's Voice In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?

Since the prologue for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES began screening in IMAX theaters a couple of weeks ago, few have complained about the apparent quality of the third film in Christopher Nolan's BATMAN trilogy - with the exception of one feature. Viewers have commented critically on Bane's voice, which many...