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Movie Poster Update 21/07/09

Movie Poster Update 21-07-2009

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Ryan Reynolds is the Green Lantern

A while back I went all giddy over Australian artist Josh McMahon’s awesome art for his imaginary sequel to The Dark Knight, titled Gotham City. Well, he’s back yet again with a wicked photoshop of the now official confirmed Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern.

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Also worth checking out is his earlier Green Lantern movie poster below.

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Review: Acolytes

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Acolytes is the tale of three teenagers who discover the buried body of a murdered girl in the woods and become involved in a dangerous game against a serial killer and a rapist. It’s also a cautionary tale of how a film can go astray when the filmmakers indulge in their own fancies rather than focus on serving the story. Read more [+]

The Last Airbender teaser

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender (an adaption of the Emmy award winning Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender) has been on my radar for a while but with little reason to think it won’t just be Dragonball Evolution all over again. Well the teaser trailer is out and it actually looks pretty cool, sure it doesn’t show us much of what the movie will be and Shyamalan has a habbit of releasing great trailers for subpar films but it’s something and shows us that the star Noah Ringer has got some sweet moves. Now if only they could come up with a non-racist reason for the white-washed cast.

Source: /Film
Release Date: USA 2 July 2010 | AUS 9 Sept 2010

Review: Strait Jacket

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At first the setting of Strait Jacket appears to be somewhere in the middle of the twentieth century. There are steam trains, industrial factories and lots of quaint architecture. But despite this homeliness, in the world of Strait Jacket magic is a common but vital technology that has been harnessed by humans and is used in everything from agriculture to medicine. It’s a potentially great concept and visually the world is well developed, seamlessly blending the technology and look of several decades from the twentieth century with the bulky metal of Japanese science fiction technology. But there’s a grave danger to using magic. It requires the use of a body shell called a ‘mold’ to prevent a magic user from mutating. If the mold fails, the sorcerer transforms into a monster called a demon. These demons are giant nightmarish creatures that kill everyone they encounter. On top of that, they aren’t harmed by conventional weaponry – but can only be killed by magic. Despite this risk, magic remains an important technology. In order to quickly destroy any demons who appear, there exists a combat squad of magic users known as Strait Jackets. Read more [+]

Armageddon brings the big names

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The long running and always entertaining Armageddon Expo is known for having some big name film, TV, animation and comic book stars attending each year and this years coming Melbourne event is no different. The biggest star this year is probably Seth Green, star of film (Austin Powers, the Italian Job, Sex Drive), TV (Heroes, Buffy), Animation (Robot Chicken, Family Guy, American Dad!) and video games (Mass Effect) but there are many other cool people. Including cast members from the Stargate series, Twilight, Heroes, Dragon Ball Z and a personal favourite of mine, Phil LaMar who was one of the original (and best) MadTV cast members, the voice of Green Lantern in Justice League and Jack in Samurai Jack. Check out the full event details below:

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
October 17 & 18, 2009

Seth Green – TV credits include Co-creator of Robot Chicken, Voice of Chris Griffin in Family Guy and Oz in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Movie credits include Austin Powers’ films, the Italian Job, Scooby Doo 2, Without a Paddle and more!

Michael Welch –
Mike Newton in TWILIGHT
Amanda Tapping – ‘Samantha Carter’ Stargate SG-1/Atlantis and ‘Helen Magnus’ Sanctuary
Paul McGillion – ‘Dr Carson Beckett’ Stargate Atlantis
Jason Momoa – ‘Ronan Dex’ Stargate Atlantis
Noah Grey Gabey – Micah Sanders in HEROES
Phil LaMarr – ‘Green Lantern’ Justice League, ‘Hermes’ Futurama and ‘Samurai Jack’ Samurai Jack
Olivia Hack – ‘Chloe’ Bratz, ‘Ty Lee’ Avatar: The Last Airbender
Patrick Seitz – ‘Ishin’ in Bleach, ‘Luke’ in Helsing and ‘Arthas’ in the World of Warcraft online game, Wrath of the Lich King.
Sean Schemmel – Goku in ‘Dragonball Z’ and ‘GT’
Maile Flanagan – Naruto in the hit series ‘Naruto’
Greg Cipes – Beast Boy in ‘Teen Titans’ and Kevin Levin in ‘Ben 10: Alien Force’
Lisa Furukawa – special animation singer, performing on the event main stage a number of anime songs
Dan Didio – Senior Vice President – Executive Editor DC Universe
Geoff Johns – Writer for Green Lantern & The Flash Rebirth series + many more
Ethan Van Sciver – Artist for Green Lantern & The Flash Rebirth series + many more

+ many more still to come

For more information on the event check out the official site.

Review: Rock + Roll Nerd The Tim Minchin Story

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It’s hard not to like Tim Minchin, the awarding winning actor and comedian is a highly talented and personable individual who has been performing comedy and producing DVDs (in his current style) since 2005. This DVD however is NOT a taping of a performance with some behind the scenes stuff thrown in; it is a documentary detailing Tim’s life from 2004 to 2006 and contains only a handful of his songs and clips of stand up. Read more [+]

Movie Poster Update 18/05/09

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Thomas Jane kicks arse, takes names and gives hell

If I had to give anyone the simultaneous honour and possible career killing label of “The new Bruce Campbell” it would be Thomas Jane. He’s handsome, charming, a great actor, a perfect action star, and he loves doing genre films. His newest film Give ’em Hell, Malone is sure to be a cult classic and is one of my most anticipated films. Not to mention a cast which reads like a list of the most underrated actors in Hollywood: Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames, Doug Hutchison, French Stewart, and Leland Orser, and the fact it’s directed by Russell “Highlander” Mulcahy (I can conveniently forget he also did Highlander II: The Quickening, Resident Evil: Extinction, and The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior). Check out the brand new trailer shown at Cannes.

Give ’em Hell, Malone – Trailer 1:

Source: Ain’t it Cool News

R.I.P: Dom DeLuise (1933 – 2009)

“Our guest star is Dom DeLuise and we all know how terrific he is, as a performer he is out of this world, as a matter of fact right now he’s on the planet Kuzbane” – Kermit the Frog, The Muppet Show

Dom DeLuise passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 4th 2009. He will be remembered for his long career as an American comedic actor with some fantastic performances in Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, The Cannonball Run, An American Tail, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and many other films and television shows.

Please comment your favourite performance from Dom below, for me he will always be the voice of Tiger in An American Tail.