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Clip of the Day: The ‘grunts’ behind LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS

LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS | ©2011 LucasFilm

On March 22, 2011, the long awaited LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS video game arrives from LucasArts promising more gameplay and advanced features (it will be available for PS3, PSP, XBOX, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC and Nintendo 3DS). Based on the first two seasons STAR WARS: CLONE WARS animated series, the gameplay may be getting an upgrade, but the grunts remain the same. LucasFilm just released this cool little video showing voice actors Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano and Dee Bradley Baker as the voice of all the Clones doing a little behind-the-scenes […]Read On »

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CD Review: DEAD RISING 2 soundtrack

DEAD RISING soundtrack

When it seems that just about every last note has been used to dismember, decapitate and blow the brains out of the endless zombie hordes who are attacking via film, TV and videogames, along comes some DEAD RISING 2 dudes named Oleksa Lozowchuk, The Humble Brothers, Jeremy Soule and Klayton to show there are infinitely more variations to this dance of death, which turns into a thoroughly fun slamdance of styles for this game sequel that brings on the flesh eaters in spades. With the action taking place in “Fortune City,” the new RISING satirically starts out with hellbilly rock […]Read On »

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CD Review: FAMILY PLOT (5,000 edition) soundtrack

Family Plot soundtrack | ©2010 Varese Sarabande Records

In his 50-year plus career, Alfred Hitchcock had his macabre way with every top composer from Miklos Rozsa to Dmitri Tiomkin (not to mention Bernard Herrmann). So it seemed fitting that he’d go out with a bang by using John Williams, whose suspenseful career was on the fast track with the just-released JAWS. Instead of turning to the knife-slashing suspense one would expect Hitch to sum up his repertoire with, the director went for far more light-hearted fare about a sleazy psychic and her pursuers, taking Williams down a deliciously twisted road of dark comedy that would serve as a […]Read On »

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Profile: THE RITE brings out the devil inside Sir Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins in THE RITE | &Copy2011 Warner Bros.

Sir Anthony Hopkins is no stranger to horror films or thrillers. Since THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, he has been a part of some of the most memorable big screen scares of the last two decades. His latest thriller THE RITE, which opens this Friday, is no exception. The movie is based on true life occurrences with one of the Catholic Church’s top exorcist priests. In the film the young priest journeys to Rome to be instructed in exorcism rites, and encounters Hopkins’ character, a priest with thousands of exorcisms under his belt and decades of experience. Since it’s in […]Read On »

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DVD Review: THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE COLLECTION – Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE - ROGER CORMAN'S CULT CLASSICS | ©2010 Shout! Factory

Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Debra Deliso, Crystal Bernard, Kimberly McArthur, Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton Writers: Rita Mae Brown, Deborah Brock, Catherine Cyran Directors Amy Holden Jones, Deborah Brock, Sally Mattison Suggested Retail Price: $24.97 Distributor: Shout! Factory Adam Green may be the modern day master of old school American horror with his HATCHET movies and FROZEN, but back in the day, that title was held by a number of different directors. Surprisingly, Roger Corman was one of them. Not saying that his work was always the best or most entertaining but when it came to delivering serial killers […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET

Emily Blunt at the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Touchstone Pictures held the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre, Sunday January 23rd. This animated comedy adventure GNOMEO & JULIET, which is the greatest love story every told … starring garden gnomes? Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (voiced by Emily Blunt), but with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? GNOMEO & JULIET showcased both classic and original songs by Elton John, who is also executive producer of the film. Seen walking the red carpet were the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SFX artist Glenn Hetrick takes his FACE OFF

Glenn Hetrick is a judge on FACE OFF | ©2011 Syfy/Evans Vestal Ward

In the often copycat world of reality competition television, Syfy’s series FACE OFF, premiering tonight (Wednesday) at 10 PM, is a first. Twelve contestants are assembled, not to sing, dance or romance, but rather to prove their excellence and originality in the realm of special-effects makeup. The regular judges for the twelve-contestant, eight-week show include multiple Oscar winner Ve Neill (BEETLEJUICE, ED WOOD, MRS. DOUBTFIRE), Patrick Tatopoulos (the UNDERWORLD films, the GODZILLA remake) and Glenn Hetrick, who runs the Optic Nerve special effects make-up shop (HEROES, CSI: NY). The host is actress McKenzie Westmore, of the Westmore effects makeup dynasty. […]Read On »

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The X List: SAW – THE FINAL CHAPTER One of the Highlights on Blu-ray and DVD This Week

(c) 2011 Lionsgate Home Entertainment. SAW - THE FINAL CHAPTER

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES SAW – THE FINAL CHAPTER – I think the title of this misleading … anyone remember the FRIDAY THE 13TH series? Yeah, exactly. This time we get all of the answers to the questions that have been left during the course of the series about Jigsaw, his […]Read On »

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CD Review: THE ILLUSIONIST soundtrack

THE ILLUSIONIST soundtrack | ©2010 Milan Records

There have been many terrific, epically in-your-face scores for this year’s exceedingly tasty crop of Hollywood CGI toons. So it’s particularly nice to hear the powerful gentility of his beautifully animated French film, one that just received a deserved Oscar bone nod to the quickly vanishing hand-drawn pictures that used to be the category’s, and industry norm. That’s also very much the theme for director-animator-composer Sylvain Chomet’s fable about the waning days of vaudeville, as embodied by a magician who plies his rabbit about Europe in the early 60’s. Where Chomet’s equally wonderful, and far more antic TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE CAPE – SEASON 1 – “Scales”

Vinnie Jones in THE CAPE - Season 1 - "Scales on a Train" | &Copy 2011 NBC/Jordan Althaus

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Vinnie Jones, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Richard Schiff Writer: William Wheeler Director: Dennie Gordon Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: Jan. 24, 2011 There are times when more really is more, as handily proved by THE CAPE episode “Scales.” Why go with one bad guy when there can be two, or even three, with that last one creating terrible moral conflict for our hero? Yes, Vincent (David Lyons) is at odds with Max (Keith David) here, while a feud between Scales (Vinnie Jones) and Chess (James Frain) creates a surprising […]Read On »

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