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The Retcon Chronicles – Episode 1

Another short from Chris R. Notarile. This time it’s episode 1 of The Retcon Chronicles, a brand new webseries from Blinky Productions INC, that links all of Chris .R. Notarile’s original content into one big timeline. Our story follows a group of vigilante superheroes investigating the death of a homeless woman which subsequently leads back to the ominous research facility- Retcon Labs. But what these find is far from what any of them ever expected.


Wolves – Trailer

Wolves follows the story of Cayden Richards – a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, Cayden finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom? Directed by David Hayter and starring Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones… better than Teen Wolf?


Radio Shack – Superbowl Ad

Radio Shack has won the Super Bowl with the return of 80′s icons from Friday the 13th (Jason Voorhees), Child’s Play (Chucky), Teen Wolf, Ghostbusters (Slimer) and more  which are all represented in Radio Shack’s amazing 80′s  themed Super Bowl ad; The 80s called … they want their store back.

..and check out this follow-up Radio Shack Jason Ad.


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Horror ‘Like’

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The Exorcist – Regan Cake

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Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness

It’s the eve of a zombie outbreak, and Peter Parker finds himself protecting a mysterious bag along with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Will they survive?

Check out this fan film directed, Shot & Edited by Brian Rosenthal.


The Dirties – Trailer

Check out the trailer for The Dirties. Presented by Phase 4 and the Kevin Smith Movie Club. Winner of the 2013 Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Film.

Written, Directed and Starring Matthew Johnson… this looks amazing, and he looks like a talent worth watching out for. Check out the official webpage HERE

When two best friends team up to film a comedy about getting revenge on bullies, the exercise takes a devastating turn when one of them begins to think of it as more than a joke.


The Boxtrolls – Trailer

“Families come in all shapes and sizes.” A teaser for the next stop-motion animated feature from Laika, the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman. Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!The Boxtrolls follows a boy named Eggs (Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright) who’s raised by an unconventional family of underground-dwelling creatures who live in cardboard boxes. Ben Kingsley voices the villainous Archibald Snatcher, on a quest to exterminate the Boxtrolls. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi co-direct the pic. Focus opens The Boxtrolls September 26, 2014.


Game of Thrones – Poster Art

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Elysium – Trailer

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station that is disguised as a massive floating city called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.


Cargo – Tropfest 2013

One of the finalists from Tropfest 2013… a lot of people thought this should have won, myself included. Directed by Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke.

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.


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Merry Christmas – “Heeeerre’s Santa!”

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“This is My Farm… I’ll Die Here”

Check out this awesome print from Mark Englert, “This is My Farm… I’ll Die Here”. It had a partial release back in May 2012, before the full release in July 2012. There were regular editions and variant editions available… pretty sure they’re all gone now. Check out availability HERE


Save the Astor Theatre – Sign the Petition

The heritage listed art deco Astor Theatre is a Melbourne icon, the last of our great single screen picture palaces. It has survived a World War, the advent of video, DVD, movies on demand and the multiplex.

The neighbouring St Michael’s Grammar School was portrayed as a white knight when it purchased the building that houses The Astor Theatre five years ago. But the school has not responded to the cinema’s efforts to secure a new lease.

We fear that when the current lease expires, St Michael’s intends to close the building for five years before re-opening as a private school performing arts centre and uniform shop. The Astor as generations of Australians know it will be gone.

Click on the LINK and sign the petition to save this Melbourne icon.


Liebster Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. Leibster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’ .

I was nominated by http://psychowatcher.wordpress.com/ Thank you so much for the award and your numerous ‘likes’ on my posts. I’m a subscriber to her blog and you should be too…!

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here, in addition to Psychowatcher, are a few blogs you should read asap:

http://lifeasacat.com/ Random work-realted filthy hand drawn cartoons, generally all in bad taste, therefore generally all fairly hilarious.

http://eyespywithmylittleye.wordpress.com/ Beautiful images from Sydney based photographer.

http://anilbalan.com/ Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural… excellent original writing.

http://belchdini.wordpress.com/ Horror, comedy and random reviews done with a sense of humour.


Jaws

37 years ago today Steven Spielberg started shooting on ‘Jaws’ (1975). The first scene shot was the discovery of the remains of a young woman on the beach by Chief Brody (Roy Scheider). Jaws became the first film to reach more than $100 million in U.S. box office receipts and changed cinema forever. This movie was a defining moment in terms of cinema going for my young self, and I suspect many others; it cemented my love of being scared at the movies. … and yes, I had the t-shirt, soundtrack, book…


Friday the 13th NIKE

For the fashion conscious serial killer, check out the new Friday the 13th Nike SB High Dunk Jason Voorhees Horror shoes here 


Liars..!!!

Apparently 4 out of 5 people lie when asked if they’ve seen certain films to impress others. UK film and gaming rental site ‘LoveFilm.com’ polled 1,500 people and asked if they’d ever lied about not having seen certain classic films. At the top of the list, 30% of respondants lied about having seen ‘The Godfather’ (1972), followed by ‘Casablanca’ (1942), Taxi Driver (1976), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992). Site editor Helen Cowley said: “Whether it is a small white lie about having seen a cult classic or nodding along to friends as they recount the infamous horse head scene in The Godfather, there are some films that we just do not want to admit we have not watched.”


Jessica Lange

It’s also Jessica Lange’s birthday today, she’ll be 62. She was incredibly hot in ‘King Kong’ (1976) and ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ (1981)… So they’re the images I’ve chosen to go with. A fantastic actress, nominated five times for Academy Awards for her amazing performances in ‘Frances’ (1982), ‘Sweet Dreams’ (1985) and ‘Music box’ (1989) she won twice, Best Supporting Actress for ‘Tootsie’ (1982) and Best Actress for ‘Blue Sky’ (1994).


Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was born 122 years ago today in London. Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. Working in the entertainment industry for over 75 years; from music hall as a child performer until just before his death at 88. Most famous for his creation ‘The Tramp’ he worked in America between 1913 – 1952 when after being labelled a communist during the McCarthy era he left and was unable to return until 1972 when he was presented with a special academy award. A true innovator, he broke new ground with film making techniques and with contemporaries D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr set up their own studio United Artists. Legend.


Human Centipede: The Musical

A stranger musical crossover would be hard to find… Human Centipede: The Musical can now be seen on You Tube Recorded over two separate performances on March 21, 2011 in the Cabaret Theatre at Emerson College.


The Walking Dead – Misplaced Advertisement

Hilariously misplaced billboard advertisement in County Durham, North East England. See the following link for full report here


Sidney Lumet R.I.P.

Sidney Lumet died on the 9th of April. He was 86. He made some of my favourite movies and for me was one of the directors whose work defined the 1970’s… His films were emotional, intelligent, complex and socially relevant. Nominated for 6 BATFA’s and 5 Academy Awards, Lumet was finally given an Honorary Award from the Academy on 2005. When you consider the names of the movies he was nominated for: 12 Angry Men (1957), The Pawnbroker (1964), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), Prince of the City (1981) and The Verdict (1982) you can see that the award was overdue. He made over 40 Films. In addition to the nominated films his often overlooked early work included The Fugitive Kind (1960), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962), the excellent Cold War drama Fail-Safe (1964). In later years his output slowed but he still made the underrated Running on Empty (1988), Q & A (1990) and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007). R.I.P. Sidney.


The Dark Tower

Javier Bardem has been cast as ‘The Gunslinger’ in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Kings ‘The Dark Tower’ series of books. Oh, and it’s to be directed by Ritchie Cunningham… oh dear…


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