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*Mild Spoiler Warning* Sitting in the theater as the lights went up and the beautifully-designed WWII propaganda end credits splashed across the screen, I was struck with a thought: It’s an amazing time to be a comic & film fan. I remember as a kid begging my mom to take me to the local hole-in-the-wall video rental stores.  I’d immediately scour their shelves for any sign of the rare VHS tapes of the existing classic superhero fanfare such as the 70’s Spider-Man TV-movie/series (Lookout criminals! He’s swinging! On a rope! Badly!), the Bill Bixby Incredible Hulk movies/series (geek tidbit: Thor…

Alright, so we all know that the Harry Potter franchise is the most successful film franchise in history, right?  And we all know that Deathly Hallows 2 is the highest-grossing film of the year, and the third-highest of all time.  I think it’s safe to say that a large contributor to the success and quality of the series can be attributed to the creative minds involved, notably Steve Kloves, who wrote the screenplays for every Potter film except Order of the Phoenix, and David Yates, who has helmed the last four installments. With the unprecedented amount of money that the…

Rivals Landon Donovan and Rafael Marquez will grace the cover of EA’s FIFA Soccer 12 when it launches in North America on September 27.  They will also be joined by Manchester United and England international striker Wayne Rooney, making his first appearance on the North American cover art. “Landon and Rafa have been the heart and soul of their national teams, and we have long admired their passion, dedication and exceptional performances,” said Matt Bilbey, Vice President and General Manager of Soccer at EA Sports.  “They are two of the most respected and recognizable players in North America, and they…

Bethesda announced via their official blog that its next Fallout: New Vegas DLC pack, Lonesome Road, would no longer be arriving on schedule. “We just wanted to drop in here and let you know that due to circumstances beyond our control, Lonesome Road won’t be out this month. This isn’t due to any major issue with the code or content, but there are lots of factors involved in releasing these things, and one of those is causing us to slip past our intended release date.  We don’t have an exact date yet, but we’re working to get it out as…

Nintendo has a long, storied history of releasing new color configurations for their hardware and treating it with the same amount of hype as the launch of a brand new console, and it looks like the 3DS will be no different. “Nintendo 3DS is poised to be on fire for the holidays, with its new suggested retail price, great games and our new Flame Red color,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “With major upcoming releases in the Star Fox, Pokémon and Mario series, in addition to downloadable offerings from Nintendo eShop, Nintendo Video and Netflix, the system offers…

THQ announced yesterday that their long-running MX vs ATV franchise would be cancelled, according to Game Informer.  This will result in approximately 200 members of the development team being laid off, as well as the closure of two studios in Australia and the elimination of another development team in Phoenix.  THQ President and CEO Brian Farrell had this to say: “With this realignment, we are narrowing our focus to high-quality owned IP with broad appeal that can be leveraged across multiple platforms, and to work with the best talent in the industry. By right-sizing our internal development capacities for our…

I loved Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and anytime I’m channel-surfing and stumble upon it, I’ll be glued to the TV until the end credits.  The follow-up certainly had its moments, but never quite lived up to the original.  I’m not sure that we really need a third installment, and I have no idea how it will fare, but it’s hard to deny that Kal Penn and John Cho have tremendous chemistry together, and I can never get enough of the depraved, coked-out, lecherous Neil Patrick Harris that is on display in these films.  Check out the first…

Joe Carnahan’s upcoming drama The Grey won’t be seeing a wide release until early next year, but Deadline is reporting that the film could see a limited run in two theaters, in order to qualify the film (and star Liam Neeson) for the Academy Awards.  According to Deadline, buyers who watched the film in July all hailed Neeson’s performance as Oscar-worthy.  Let’s hope he gets a shot at the little gold statue.  Meanwhile, here’s the official press release: LOS ANGELES, CA, August 11, 2011 – Open Road Films will release the highly anticipated, action-packed survival thriller, The Grey, in theaters…

A live action/animated version of the ’70s cartoon Hong Kong Phooey is on the way, with Eddie Murphy stepping in to provide the voice of the kung-fu fighting dog. From the press release: Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named Penry (Eddie Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat…

Variety is reporting that Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to join Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Seyfried, and Jesse Eisenberg in Now You See Me, which pits the FBI against the Four Horsemen, a group of world-renown illusionists who pull off bank heists during their stage performances, sharing the profits with audience members. According to Variety: “Freeman is in talks to play Thaddeus, an ex-magician who has made a career out of exposing other magicians’ illusions, making him a despised figure within the magic community.” The script was written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, and Louis Leterrier is currently attached to direct.

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