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SyFy Creates Sci-Fi Fantasy Improv Series

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
The SyFy network is moving beyond “Sharknado” sequels and into the even scarier world of science fiction fantasy improvisation game shows. The network has lined up Nick Cannon’s production company to help them create a show where teams of 4-6 people compete against each other performing sketches from popular [or obscure] sci-fi TV shows or […]
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Westworld Reboots Robots On HBO With Anthony Hopkins

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray will get rebooted as an HBO series with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Crichton passed away in 2008 but was the writer of several sci-fi classics beginning with “The Andromeda Strain” and going throughout the “Jurassic […]

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Review: "Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild (UK DVD Release)": The Long Awaited Vindication of Louis Le Prince

by Grant Whiteon July 23, 2014
Hello! Ashens And The Quest For The GameChild! Available on DVD and Blu-ray. Collect them all! Ok, let’s stop this. Clearly I am not a brown sofa patch on the man himself, nor is this a video review (though I am British and live in a house in East Anglia with too much plastic tat). […]
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Former Panamanian Dictator Sues Call Of Duty

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is in a Panamanian prison – but that’s not stopping him from suing Activision, the makers of the wildly popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise – for using what he claims is his likeness in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”. Noriega was captured in 1989 and put in […]

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Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Offers Pre-Order Bonuses

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Bonus material for pre-orders of video game “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” are being offered by gamemaker Monolith Productions – specifically a Dark Ranger character skin and a “Test for Power” mode – with the game being available on Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. “Middle Earth: Shadow of […]
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Xena Visits Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Lucy Lawless – she of “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame – will be taking on a featured role in the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lawless, last seen doing a turn as Diane Lewis in “Parks and Recreation”, will be taking on an as-yet-undetermined role for the Marvel series but more information is expected […]

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Manimal To Be Reanimated By Sony Pictures Animation

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Sony Pictures Animation will re-animate the cult 1983 television series, “Manimal”, into a live action/CG hybrid with Will Ferrell as one of the producers. Never heard of “Manimal”? Don’t be sad, you’re probably not alone – that’s because the series received only eight lonely episodes when it ran in the autumn of 1983 on NBC. […]
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Batman And Pee-Wee Sitting In A Tree, Ready To Be Released On DVD

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2014
Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will be released to both Blu-ray and DVD in November while Shout! Factory announced “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series” will come to Blu-ray in October with an HD DVD release to come later. “Batman” has the entire three-season run [1966-68] of the television […]

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Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2014
With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]
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PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]