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Review: Archie vs. Predator #1

Posted in Comic Books, SciFi on April 16, 2015 by chrisdsav

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Awesome review of a great new comic

Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

archie vs predator 1Archie and his crew have met many folks. The Punisher, the cast of Glee are just two examples, and in those two, no one died in the end. Archie vs. Predator #1 throws all of that out, taking the bloodier tone of Archie’s recent hit Afterlife with Archie, but showing it all in the cartoonish style we’re accustomed to. Teaming up with Dark Horse, Archie Comics has the Riverdale crew take on their toughest enemy yet, the Predator! Written by Alex de Campi, with art by Fernando Ruiz, the first issue is a bit strange, as it has much of the tension and build up we’re familiar with in Predator, but all with the classic Archie style.

The first issue sees Archie and his friends head out for vacation to a paradise island. The usual hijinks ensue, and it’s all entertaining. But really, the comic is all…

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STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer 2

Posted in news, SciFi, StarWars on April 16, 2015 by chrisdsav

A new trailer for the new Star Wars movie has come out ALSO check out the art of Kylo Ren the new sith lord who we get to see in this trailer with full mask.

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RIP X3

Posted in death, horror/sci-fi cartoon, movies, news, SciFi on April 10, 2015 by chrisdsav

Today we look back at the actors we lost over the last two weeks. There have been a number of people in the horror and sci-fi community that have passed away and I think they deserve their due. Two of them come from Rob Zombie films such as The Devils Rejects and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

Tom Towles 1950-2015
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Towles was well known to horror fans for his roles in Zombie’s films House Of 1,000 Corpses as Lieutenant George Wydell. He was also in The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Prophecy II, and was Otis in Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. He also portrayed Harry Cooper in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.

Geoffrey Lewis 1935–2015

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Frequently appearing in Westerns during his early career, he is best known as a frequent fixture of Eastwood’s films. His appearances include Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, Any Which Way You Can, Thunderbolt And Lightfoot, and High Plains Drifter. He also had a supporting role on the short-lived Alice spinoff Flo, from 1980-81, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. He appeared in such films as Night Of The Comet and Maverick and TV shows including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Hawaii Five-O. He also started in two Rob Zombie Movies mentioned above and an episode of the X-Files.

Robert Z’Dar 1950–2015

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Robert Z’Dar, the cult actor best known for his role in the Maniac Cop series, died in Pensacola, Florida, on Monday. He was 64.
Z’Dar, who appeared in more than 100 films, was a cult movie favorite, often starring as a villain. He gained popularity when two of his movies – Soultaker and Future War – were spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Time Lapse

Posted in SciFi, Time Travel on March 27, 2015 by chrisdsav

Sometimes Sci-fi thrillers can be like Alien or Event Horizon or the Thing, sometime they can be like some thing the Asylum would make.

TIME LAPSE is the feature directorial debut of Bradley King, who co-wrote the script with BP Cooper. It was produced by BP Cooper and Rick Montgomery (Happy, Texas) and edited by Tom Cross, Academy Award®-winning editor of Whiplash. The film had its North American premiere at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival and has won 25 awards at over 65 film festivals worldwide.

“A smart sci-fi thriller with a mind-bending premise, TIME LAPSE combines the ingenious structure of Memento with the dark comic irony of The Twilight Zone,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “It epitomizes the exciting new wave of ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ films reported in the Wall Street Journal that rely on original, clever stories and masterful filmmaking rather than hundred-million-dollar visual effects budgets.”

TIME LAPSE explores the possibilities of time travel through a machine that is capable of taking pictures 24 hours into the future. When three friends discover this mysterious machine in their neighbor’s apartment, they encounter a number of pressing questions, not least of which is the whereabouts of their neighbor. Realizing the potential impact of the machine, Finn (Matt O’Leary), Jasper (George Finn), and Callie (Danielle Panabaker) attempt to cash in on their discovery.  But, when a dangerous criminal learns their secret, the friends must set aside their differences and confront the paradox of a future that was once predetermined and entirely uncertain.  Using an engaging blend of action, humor, and philosophy, TIME LAPSE is an original thriller that not only keeps the audience guessing, but also explores questions of pre-determination, free will and destiny.

“After a thrilling festival run around the globe, we are beyond excited to put the North American release of TIME LAPSE into the capable and creative hands of such a forward-thinking distributor as XLrator Media,” said filmmakers Bradley King and BP Cooper in a joint statement.

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Lea Flome with Paradigm Agency’s Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver on behalf of the filmmakers.

The X-Files Returns

Posted in aliens, SciFi, tv on March 24, 2015 by chrisdsav

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Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Now what about the comic book from IDW which depicts the season 10??

Orcs Must Die

Posted in Monsters, Orcs, SciFi, tv, vampires, Video Games on March 15, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show developers I met last week at Pax East for Orcs Must Die: Unchained , a popular beat em up game you can download on Steam PlayStation and Xbox, then we have the directors of the new RLJ Entertainment movie Teeth and Blood and terrible Vampire movie that was worse than Vampire in Brooklyn.

Pam and I discuss Bates Motel, Chappie and the End of Sleepy Hollow.
https://www.orcsmustdie.com/#!/en

http://www.wcuw.org

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Alien: The Archives

Posted in aliens, Books, movies, SciFi on March 4, 2015 by chrisdsav

Something amazing came in the mail I discussed on the show a few weeks ago as well as brought it up on my blog last year during the 35th anniversary of ALIEN. Well with the announcement that we are getting another ALIEN movie and Sigourney Weaver and maybe Michael Biehn are coming back what better time to review Alien Archives from Titan Books.
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Published late last year this books covers all four of the Alien films ( nothing to do with Prometheus or Avp 1 and 2) It contains many great behind the scene pictures and notes about the films. Have you seen some of these images before YES! Are there still a lot of great pictures in this books oh you betcha.

The book is dedicated to H.R.Giger and it should be as he designed the creature and the dust jacket is a black and white image of the Xenomorph. Giger in case you didn’t know passed away last year.
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Each film gets an exhuastive high res pictures nothing grainey or old they really did a good job of restoring some of these pictures too look like they were shot yesterday. You get differant angles than you have ever seen before from the movies. If you have the Alien Colonial Marines book and the Alien Vault book this goes great with them for your own person collection. They should put out the storyboards for the first two Alien movies going thru each film, that would be very very cool. We get some in this book, but a whole volume dedicated to it would be very nice.

Content for each film features the history and production process, the cast, designs for the environment, spaceships, and the alien, all in the at order.

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The text overall is insightful and informative. However, history for each film is rather brief but this isn’t a detailed production diary so it’s not surprising. The other text comes in the form of interviews, captions and commentary explaining the designs, filming process and the work that is done. The paragraphs here and there plus snippets of text all add up to a huge amount of content to read.

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Frame by Frame from some scenes in the film behind the scenes. The books interview author is the former editor of Britain’s top-selling movie magazine, Empire Mark Salisbury.
Copies can be ordered here
http://titanbooks.com/

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