calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh Adipose missed a spot)
Yuletide continues to take nominations until Wednesday, October 3rd. Just in case Ghostbusters and The Super Dictionary don’t end up being nominated, I’ve made a note to nominate them myself for next year’s Yuletide.

Meanwhile, for Yuletide research purposes, I have now watched Real Genius, The Green Hornet, and MirrorMask—in addition to Snow White And the Huntsman and The Cabin In The Woods a couple weeks back. The Monster Squad is up next.

Japan introduces piracy penalties for illegal downloads.

Pirate Bay Down Due To Power Failure.

Superman on TV—October 1st-7th.

Brett Booth’s New…ish Look For Red Robin.

Fan-Art Friday: Batman.

Which hero or heroine really gets on your nerves? And why?

Liam Neeson interview: Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, comedy and biscuits.

Sir Terry Pratchett Launches His Own Production Company.

Who defaced the moon best?

Sony shuts down PSP Comic Store after October 30th.

Seal of Approval: The History Of The Comics Code.

How Michael Meyers Learned To Drive. I’d say avoid this one if you are on the squeamish side, as it’s graphic at the end. (And, yes, he hits everything before that.)

The Arrow Producers Answer Fan Questions.

This Easter, celebrate with face-hugger-impregnated bunnies.

The Lone Ranger Reveals Seven New Stills.

6 Best Scenes From The Princess Bride.

Join Comics Retailers For Banned Books Week.

Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan: Behind The Scenes

The AfterElton Interview: John Barrowman.

A copy of both Brave And The Bold #28 and Fantastic Four #5 were stolen from Wizard World Ohio.

Being Human series 5 starts filming.

David S. Goyer Talks About Writing Man of Steel.

Todd McFarlane Sues Al Simmons Over Spawn Biography.

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) October 1st.

The Soulless Minions Podcast: The Neverending Story (1984) Commentary

Film Sack Podcast #133: Pet Semetary (1989)

Nerdist Podcast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon legend blue box TARDIS)
CISPA Sponsor Says Protests Are Mere “Turbulence.”

Judge Rules Takedown of Pirate Party General Proxy Illegal.

Major Book Publisher Demands Jury Trial Against BitTorrent Pirates.

Appropriately, the Fringe season finale has two possible endings.

And now Universal wants to make a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn.

New shirt available from Red Bubble: Tully’s Ghost Tours.

10 Ways Self-Hating Fans Make Genre Entertainment Worse.

Snow White And The Huntsman: Tons of Gorgeous New Pics. Including the international poster.

Anchor Bay Takes Amy Heckerling’s Vamps.

Con Preparation: The Proper Way To Cosplay.

43 Avengers stills explode with lasers, jets, and latex.

The Art of Science Tattoos.

The Sales Poster For Neil Jordan’s Vampire Film Byzantium.

The AV Club interviews Joss Whedon. Whedonesque discusses it here.

New VOD Title From Rifftrax: Curse of Bigfoot.

The Big Blockbusters of Summer 2013.

From Newsarama: 10 Characters Who Could Turn The Avengers vs. X-Men Tide.

Eliza Dushku to voice She Hulk in the Hulk’s animated series.

From Think Geek: “Solar Turbine” Steampunk Pocket Watch.

Hobby Star is suing Wizard over their use of the term “Toronto Comicon.”

Mista-M’s redesign of Power Girl.

From Cracked: 6 Terrifying Children’s Cartoons From Around The World. Dot And The Kangaroo is on the list at #2. Oh, how I agree when it comes to the Bunyip part—I watched that when I was 2.

The Avengers Cartoon Is In Trouble, Loki Sought For Questioning.

From Tor: The 10 Best Comedic Fantasy Films.

Tiki Stormtrooper.

Press release for season 3 of Lost Girl.

Did you choose your pet the right way?

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 54: Gymkata.

The Now Playing Podcast discusses Iron Man 2.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh Doctor nobody knows what he's see)
Canadian Media Companies Target CBC’s Free Music Site.

Two new posters for The Amazing Spider-Man.

New Dark Shadows comic book collection.

Nine more images from Dark Shadows.

The Great Alan Moore Reread: The Batman Stories.

Wizard signs The Situation to create a superhero. A horrible idea.

Another clip from The Avengers—this time, a scene featuring Nick Fury and a caged Loki. Clip #5: Thor vs. Iron Man. With each clip, I’m actually interested in this movie. Even though I cannot stand a single actor involved, and plan to wait until it airs on something like Encore.

Colin Ferguson: Eureka’s final season will be “as dark as we’ve ever gone.”

Interview with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: The Unknown Master, Part One.

Everything You Missed From The Cabin In The Woods. Massive spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the film you might want to save this one for later.

Julianne Moore could play Carrie’s mother.

The story behind that Girl In The Fireplace cosplay at PAX East.

The Nerdist interviews Brea Grant.

All five Star Trek captains are due to attend Destination Star Trek London in October.

Sixteen Alex Ross Original Sketch Covers For The Shadow #1.

The tie-in novel for The Dark Knight Rises will be released the same day as the movie.

Brian Azzarello talks Before Watchmen, after the controversy.

Ted Naifeh teases upcoming ‘Ame-Comi Girls’ artwork with early sketches.

The Post-Superhero Era: The Protagonist As Celebrity Or Consultant.

New photo from the set of Star Trek 2.

The first photo of Aaron Eckhart in I, Frankenstein.

New international poster for The Raven.

International Prometheus Trailer.

Nathan Fillion and Robert Downey Jr. do an Avengers/Castle promo.

The teaser for Night Of The Living Dead—Live.

Was 1982 the best ever year for fantasy and and sci-fi movies?

$37,000 for a jewel-encrusted magic mushroom flash drive?

First trailer for Dorothy of Oz shows what happened after the tornado.

The secret lives of avalanche rescue cats.

Check that bought Superman rights sells for $160,000.

Image at 20: The Marvel Exodus, From Marvel’s Perspective.

Titanic 3D pushes the lifetime gross of the film past $2 billion.

TARDIS Lockers At Gallifrey High.

A Dapper TARDIS Suit With Top Hat.

The Greatest Movie Ever Podcast: The Perfect Weapon (1991).

Terror Transmission: Episode 66: Hellraiser.
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Barry Cahill passed away on April 9th, at the age of 90. May he rest in peace. He was best known for originating the role of Sam Powers, during the early years of The Young And The Restless.

FCC wants to fine Google $25,000 for WiFi investigation.

Megaupload’s hosting company might be sued next.

A cake made to look like the Eye of Sauron.

The next movie for Svengoolie is Dracula’s Daughter.

Batman: False Start.

Talking to Dan DiDio about Wally West.

Exclusive: Screenwriter John Spaihts on the Mummy Reboot.

Marvel’s Saturday at C2E2

The trailer for Monster In The Closet—featuring a very young Fergie and Paul Walker.

New international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man.

Benedict Cumberbatch wins an Olivier acting award.

Cosplay of the 1980’s versions of Rogue and Psylocke spotted at Wizard World Toronto.

The Cabin In the Woods came in third place, with an estimated $14.85 million at the box office.

Hunger Games wins box office 4th week in a row.

Matt Fraction Takes Aim At Hawkeye.

Is this the greatest obituary ever published in the history of death?

Ferris Bueller’s further days off: 14-plus short-lived film-to-tv adaptations.

Broke? Go to India and catch a vampire.

Fan Art: Stay Puft Marshmallow Spread.

New Gambit Ongoing Comic Launching In August.

Steven Spielberg’s Advice.

The Countdown To The Avengers Comment Ficathon And Drabble Fest.

The Sherlock/Shakespeare Challenge.

The Avengers DVD will have over 30 minutes of deleted scenes.

The proton pack flash drive.

Robot cakes: Includes K-9, R2D2, Optimus Prime, Daleks, Cybermen, and several others.

Kris Anka’s redesign of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Baby Chewbacca.

What if Google had launched in the 80’s?

Kimberly Peirce making Carrie relevant for today.

Top Ten Vampire Death Scenes From The Movies.
calliopes_pen: (we_use_cheats Doctor's got mail)
J.J. Lupatkin—one of the technical directors for the original Dark Shadows—passed away on December 29th. May he rest in peace.

Morgan Jones passed away on January 13th, at the age of 84. May he rest in peace. If you follow that link, you’ll also get the news that Clive Barker spent seven days in a coma, thanks to Toxic Shock after a trip to the dentist unleashed some nasty bacteria into his bloodstream. So best wishes to him on a speedy recovery.

Hackers published Symantec’s source code, after a $50,000 extortion attempt failed.

The official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man This actually looks better than I expected.

Watch a fan made trailer for a live action Thundercats.

More of Frank Miller’s art from The Dark Knight Returns is going up for auction.

Chris Ward has recorded an album for the express purpose of getting Gareb Shamus his old job back. Given how Shamus took the money of so many Wizard subscribers and ran, it doesn’t feel like the best idea.

10 Movies And TV Shows Where Everybody Probably Died 5 Minutes After The End.

Concept art for Brave.

Tetris leggings, comic strip dresses, and galaxy skirts.

The Wolverine gets a release date: July 26th, 2013.

Neil Gaiman’s hysterical acceptance speech upon winning an SFX Award for The Doctor’s Wife.

I seem to have developed an interest in listening to horror/bad movie discussions on podcasts. Does anyone have any recommendations? I’m hooked on (and set up syndicated feeds for) the following already: Junk Food Dinner, We Hate Movies, Terror Transmission, and Bad Movie Fiends.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh Adipose missed a spot)
Bed, Bath, And Beyond somehow accidentally gave their customers radioactive tissue holders, so there’s a recall on those. Just spreading the word, in case anyone on my friends list has one of these.

Joss Whedon says Captain America is the focus of The Avengers. [profile] whedonesque discusses this here.

What Wizard’s SEC filings reveal about the company’s future.

Here’s the new logo for DC Comics.

A&E is making a Psycho prequel tv series. The AV Club has thankfully pointed out the last time they tried this, with the pilot that failed back in 1987.

Lionsgate officially acquires Summit for $412.5 million.

Syfy has expanded their Warehouse 13 order, bringing the number of episodes up to 20 for the fourth season.

IDW preview for Ghostbusters #5.

New featurette for The Woman In Black.

Jim C. Hines attempts to recreate fantasy novel cover poses, with amusing results.

As a reminder, in case LJ is down for any extended length of time, I’m over on Dreamwidth, under this same username. Just let me know if I haven’t already friended you there, and I’ll do so.

Someday, I need to find out a way to alter the layout coding I have here just enough to get it over to there. Since they don’t use Generator in S1.
calliopes_pen: (magicmachine Delorean TARDIS crash)
Celebrate the late composer John Barry with 9 great sci-fi film scores.

Via [livejournal.com profile] robot6: The death of Wizard and Toyfare, from the inside. Still nothing on if anyone will get any refunds.

Sci Fi Wire lists eleven women who could work as Lois Lane. Ellen Page doesn’t really fit. Amy Acker is close. Carey Mulligan, unfortunately, isn’t quite right either. Not listed, but could possibly work: Anna Friel or Charisma Carpenter.

Tor remembers my one favorite episode of Quantum Leap—the one with Stephen King as a boy, and Al as Satan.

And a meme, taken from [livejournal.com profile] shiny_glor_chan:

Whatever pops into your head first, write that down as your reply. Suggestion: don't read others' replies before you write down your own. What do you associate me with?

1) Fandom
2) Character
3) Pairing (or threesome)
4) Hobby (A passionate interest that isn't Fandom)
5) Color
6) Flower
7) Tree
8) Food


The worst of the thunderstorms seems to have gone to Arkansas and Louisiana. We ended up with a small amount of rain--tomorrow, it will be 5 degrees with high winds and a chance of snow headed our way as I head out for a doctor's appointment. Good luck to everyone getting the worst of the storms and snow.
calliopes_pen: (sirius_nst Jeremy Brett Holmes research)
Second to last call for the auction at [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction. The bidding comes to a close tomorrow night, for anyone still wanting to get in one.

Io9 lists The Most Iconic, Stylish, And Just Plain Wacky Opening Credits On Television. Doctor Who, Swamp Thing, X-Men: TAS, Firefly, Buffy, MST3K, Cleopatra 2525, and many others make the list.

It looks like a sequel to Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) is in the works.

Via Robot 6: iFanboy was informed by an anonymous Wizard staff member that Wizard shut down on Sunday, and the staffer was not permitted to return and collect their belongings. Rest in peace, Twisted Toyfare Theater.

[livejournal.com profile] madripoor_rose? I’ve been looking around various sites to see if there are any magazines left for comic fans, like I promised. So far, the only one I’ve turned up that hasn’t gone under within the last few years was one called Comic Buyer’s Guide. However, Wikipedia says that their page count was recently reduced, and the price guide scrapped, similar to what Wizard did. Can anyone on my friends list recommend anything else?
calliopes_pen: (eumelkeks Doctor J'accuse)
A developing story is that Wizard Magazine may be dead. Calls go unanswered, the subscription page of their site returns a 404, their “bullpen website” is down, and numerous other suspicious things are going on. Toyfare may continue being published for now, but I wouldn't count on that lasting too long given the evidence. I had just renewed my subscription to Wizard for another year and they’ve cashed that check, so they owe me--and many other people.

ETA: Good, just checked and I hadn't renewed my subscription to Toyfare yet. Now I won't be doing that.

ETA 2: An update on the developing story. They now say that Toyfare will also be ceasing publication immediately.

Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes? I had a problem with one rather large snake on the front porch (Dad decapitated it with a shovel) which just refused to slither off when I was little, but thousands inside the house? I would have lost it. According to someone in both the Gawker and Jezebel comments, that house was featured on an episode of Animal Planet’s series Infested. If you want to see news footage of the house, head for the Gawker link.

Booster Gold has been cast on Smallville. He will be played by Eric Martsolf, who I know as Brady from Days of Our Lives. And, formerly, Ethan from Passions. He doesn’t really seem right for the role, but he can act.

And now, just spreading a meme from a few on my IJ friends list:

1. Name one of my RP characters and one of yours (or one of someone else's if your really want).
2. Name a destination, anywhere in the known or created universes.
3. I'll write you my character's postcard to the other, from that destination.


There’s two more days for bidding in the auction to help Australia at [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction, and my thread is here. Bidding was at $10 as of the last I checked.

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