Live Free or Die Hard set pics.

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The Baltimore Sun was awesome enough to snap some pics of the Live Free or Die Hard set; the 4th movie in the series is currently filming in Baltimore, Maryland.

The big surprise from the pictures would have to be that Detective John McClain (Bruce Willis) is all smooth and aerodynamic. Check out the rest of the pics below.

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X06 Wrap up

Well, Microsofts gaming convention is done for another year, but what have we gained?

Personally I found the Halo news to be the best, but lots of other nifty stuff got around as well.

At E3 this year Rockstar and Microsoft announced that GTA 4 will be hitting the XBOX 360 at the same time as PS3. Now, Rockstar are talking about two downloadable packs that will be available on XBOX Live, enhancing the game by “many hours” of content. I’m guessing via the circulation of these packs through XBOX Live, these two packs will be XBOX exclusive? Either way they’ll be available “within months” of the titles release.

November 7th will see the release of a HD DVD drive for the 360, pricing at 199 Euro in the UK, France and Germany (that’s around $340 AUD, $250 USD). The add-on drive is being released with King Kong on HD DVD, and a universal remote bundled in. Definetley the choice for those going for a great home entertainment system.

First off from Rareware’s side is Viva Pinata which is looking incredible. This isn’t a new announcement, but something they’ve been plugging throughout X06. Trust Rareware to come up with another amazing and cute world, hopefully it’ll tag along the trusted Rare exploring and platforming gameplay we’re familiar with. The site’s awesome, featuring some flash movies, arcade games, check it out.

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Whilst at X06 to show off this flashy title, Rare also took the time to quickly say that Banjo-Kazooie will be returning on the 360! Unfortunately though, this is all they’ve said. No details on story, release time, title, characters, anything; so there’s a long wait on that. As a long time fan of the bear and bird, i’m looking out for this one.

Also on the horizon is Project Gotham Racing 4, a new Splinter Cell chapter, and Marvel Universe online.

Of course there was plenty of other goodies from the two day convention, i’ve just summarised what I consider the main features for you. If you want to find out more, I guess you’ll have to go out looking for it. After all, I don’t want to send you away from our site.

Movie trailers update.

Apple recently updated their site with a bunch of new trailers so I figured I would give you guys the run down on them.

We Are Marshall

Before you scream “OMFG not another NFL movie!” this one is slightly different. This movie is supposably less about the sport and more about the community behind the team. The movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox (Lost) is about the true story of when the Marshall University Football team and some of its fans are killed in a plane crash, and how the local community, the new coach (McConaughey) and the surviving players try to keep the football program running.

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Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave is the story of four soldiers who get back from the war in Iraq and have to try and cope with what happened during the war. This trailer screams crap, its badly edited, uses old over used songs and the movie co-stars Curtis Jackson also known as the horrible rapper and actor 50 Cent. Only redeeming features are Samuel L. Jackson’s coolness and Jessica Biel’s hotness, and even then it’s not enough for me to give a shit about this movie.

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A bad looking comedy staring the fat Martin Lawrence, oh I mean Cedric the Entertainer; though it does co-stars Lucy Liu and she’s fine as hell. The plot? Something about him being a spy and losing his memory.

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Surf’s Up

An animated mocumentary (fake comedic documentary) about surfing penguins… well at least it’s something different and not just zoo animals escaping into the wild for the 40th time. Stars Shia LaBeouf, James Woods, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, and Jane Krakowski.

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Casino Royale

Same Bond trailer I previously posted; apple takes there time. Oh and its all kinds of kick-arse.

Sweet Land

A romantic drama about a mail order German bride set in rural Minnesota post WWI. I’m not the type of person to write off a movie just because it’s a “chick flick” but god damn this seems boring. It does star some great actors though, Alan Cumming, Tim Guinee, John Heard.

Deliver Us From Evil

A documentary about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The trailer is well edited, great name, and fantastic song choice (Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down), but ultimately if you don’t find this subject interesting you probably won’t like the documentary.

Saw III

I have never liked the Saw movies but if you do, you don’t need to tell you to see it.

Blade: The Series cancelled?

Writer, director and producer David Goyer (writer of all the Blade movies, Dark City and Batman Begins as well as writer of upcoming movies Thor, The Flash, The Dark Knight and Captain America) hasn’t been as successful on the small screen as he has on the big.

His first foray into TV was Threshold which was promptly cancelled halfway through a season; mainly because the only thing good in it was Peter Dinklage, that guy can out act people twice his size, though it helps if you put him in a movie with Vin Diesel (Find Me Guilty).

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Goyer was happy to move on to Blade: The Series which managed to make it through a whole season before according to co-star Jill Wagner is to be promptly cancelled. Wagner announced to her friends on her MySpace that she was informed the show won’t be picked up for a second season; no word on a fourth movie.

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The series has yet to air on Australian TV though should premier any day now that its cancelled and cheap. The show staring Sticky Fingaz wasn’t bad though casting a rapper who apart from being black looks nothing like Wesley Snipes, was a stupid idea. Pretty much the only thing going for the show was its cool factor, that and the fact that half the cast is Australian; which is weird since its filmed in Canada.

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What do I think of his upcoming movies?
The Dark Knight (2008) > Captain America (2009) > The Flash (2006) > Thor (2009).

Iron Man cast.

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Director Jon Favreau recently confirmed rumours that he has cast the titler role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the upcoming comic book movie. It was previously reported that several actors were up for the role including Tom Cruise, and then Terrence Howard popped up but was quickly confirmed to be playing the sidekick role of Jim Rhodes aka War Machine. So who is Iron Man? Robert Downey Jr.

Favreau had this to say, “It is true. Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. I am about as excited as I can be. I saw what he can do and he is extremely enthusiastic about playing Stark. I can say with absolute certainty that there is no better choice. The humour and emotional dimension he brings truly raises the bar on this project. Get ready.”

I actually like this choice; Robert Downey Jnr. is a great actor, shares a resemblance to Tony Stark and definitely has experience in playing/being an alcoholic.

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Potter Pics

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Warner Brothers have released a couple more pictures from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Including Harry looking like a kid even I would have beaten up at school, and Luna Lovegood looking like she’s going to kick some arse while someone in the foreground pokes her in the chest.

Check out the new pictures and higher quality versions of the others below. Thanks to Joblo.

Revision 3 v2.0

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One of the lead companies in the online television scene is Revision3. Revision3 was formed in Los Angeles, California by Jay Adelson, Kevin Rose, Dan Huard, Keith Harrison and Ron Gorodetzky in April, 2005. Kevin and Dan bringing the original source of viewers as the both used to appear on the cable channel TechTV (also G4) in the show The Screensavers.

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There starting show was thebroken a show about the more shady side of technology; later they started their biggest hit Diggnation which was a news and discussion show about all the top stories on Digg; the social bookmarking website developed by Rose. The show is hosted by Kevin Rose and his former co-host of The Screensavers, Alex Albrecht.

They continued to create more shows including the cooking show Ctrl+Alt+Chicken hosted by Alex Albrecht and Heather Stewart. Revision3 also incorporated the geek podcast Geekdrome hosted by Jonathan London and Dan Trachtenberg.

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Well that brings you somewhat up to date with the company so here’s the good news; Revision3 just went 2.0 and with that comes a new site, new forums and of course new shows. The new shows are:

Web drifter:

I have done little else but surf the Internet since the Clinton Administration. But then, one grievous day, I finished it. My life torn asunder, clawing for a reason to keep living, I decided to re-trace my steps, but this time, I wouldn’t do it online–this time, it would be for real. Journey with me now as I visit the physical loci of the most outrageous, surprising, intriguing and important websites I’ve bookmarked during my years of furious Internet surfing, actually going ‘behind the websites’ to get to know, and learn from, the time travellers, shamans, UFO cult leaders and other geniuses who created them. And who, you ask, am I? I am Martin Sargent: Web Drifter.

Mysteries of Science:

Ever wonder just how or why a particular scientific phenomenon is the way it is? Our crackpot scientist does, but not for long, as he provides the answers to life’s great mysteries every week in Mysteries of Science Explained.

NotMTV:

Not Mainstream Typical Videos goes behind and inside the independent music scene. Whether it be a band interview, concert, or sound check. Not Mainstream will introduce you to different scenes and sounds.

PixelPerfect:

Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape.

Well that’s all the new shows so head over to Revision3 and watch them, because its people like them that are pioneering the next generation of entertainment.

Barcelona X06 – Bungie announce Peter Jackson and Halo Wars RTS

Currently underway in Barcelona, Spain is X06, Microsofts own personal gaming convention. It’s a great source of fun and news for XBOX fans, though Bungie have straight up taken the focus with two big announcements. With good reason too.

First of all, they’ve announced a whole new video game studio has recently emerged, “Wingnut Interactive”. This studio is a collaboration of film master Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie guys. Together they’ll be working on a new Halo episode (don’t worry, Halo 3 is still on schedule), but exactly what this new episode will involve is still being kept under wraps. Bungie didn’t mention much about the Halo movie, but considering the production values of the past two Halo episodes, now with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh involved, this’ll be something to look forward to. Mr. Jackson had this to say –

“Working directly with the Bungie guys to help carve out and reimagine another piece of the Halo game universe is a dream come true. Combining the creative and technical talents of Bungie Studios with the fire and passion of Wingnut Interactive just seems like a great recipe for success and the perfect way to start a new kind of partnership in the video game world. I can’t wait.”

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Age Of Empires meets Halo. Literally.

As if that, Halo 3 and the Halo movie isn’t enough for fans to look forward to, Halo Wars has just been unveiled, with a live website now up (including a nifty trailer). Halo Wars, though many questions are being asked, appears to be a fairly traditional RTS for the XBOX 360, based in the Halo universe. Players will control dozens of popular vehicles, such as Warthogs and Scorpion tanks. Once again, don’t worry about Bungie taking time off Halo 3 for this one. Halo Wars is being created by RTS masters Ensemble Studios, who are responsible for the Age Of Empires series. Bungie state they’re taking care of the story though, and watching over Ensemble so to once again immerse players in the Halo universe, this time from a birds eye perspective. Bungie are still keeping a fair bit quiet about this, though a few interesting things they’ve confirmed is that it’s set before Halo 1, it is 360 exclusive, and they’re convincing us that the RTS genre won’t once again be ridiculed via console controllers.

So, 2007 is looking like a good year for Bungie, and i’m sure Microsoft are more than happy to hear all this coming their way; and Microsoft need all they can get with the competition soon to arise.

Letters of Iwo Jima trailer.

A new trailer for Clint Eastwood’s World War 2 drama movie duo Flags of our Fathers and Letters of Iwo Jima has been released. The trailer (which is basically an English version of the previously released trailer) focuses on Letters of Iwo Jima which follows the battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.

You can check out the trailer in one of the following QuickTime qualities:

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Eragon international trailer.

The Eragon fan site Shur’tugal.com (and people think Space Meat is a weird name) has got there mitts on the international trailer for the “epic fantasy adventure” Eragon.
The trailer is a bit darker in theme then the previously released one and though I was hesitant at first this movie is starting to look alright; sort of Lord of the Rings meets Narnia, meets Reign of Fire.

You can check out the trailer here.