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Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 started as nothing more than a short film titled Live From Johannesburg. Then it became it’s own major motion picture. It dominated the box office and was even nominated for Best Picture. Now it seems that we are going to get another Sci-Fi epic that started out as nothing more than a short film on YouTube turned into something much more after 20th Century purchased the rights to a short titled Archetype.
In a press release, Lucasfilm and Paramount announced they would be releasing the Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection in the fall of 2012 . The collection will feature Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and yes, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They will also be releasing a ‘best of’ collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises. Even though we were not given an actual release date, details on bonus features, or a price, this should be one of the more popular Blu-ray sets on the shelves. A fine addition for any movie goer’s collection.
From the recommendation of my little brother, I started watching one of Showtime‘s new series last year, Shameless. The second season starts this upcoming weekend, but I caught up on the first season through the wonder of DVR. What’s DVR? Leave now please.
With all the episodes recorded and ready for my viewing pleasure, I plowed through them at an alarming rate. I just started a week ago — considering that, finishing the first season’s 12 episodes is an achievement. I couldn’t stop. The story lines weaved into this show from the various and many interesting characters, both very young and old, kept me wondering what will come next for this low income Chicago family. Hit the jump to hear more about the series, and why I love it so much.
Hollywood is known for bunching releases in certain time frames that fit their strategy. January and February are the dumping grounds for forgetful flops. June through August are the glory days for blockbusters full of explosions and scantily clad ladies. September through December are the months where drama reigns king. But at the end of December, as Christmas rolls around, we get an onslaught of choices that are both entertaining and award-worthy. So, how do you pick the right one for you? Our 2011 Holiday Movie Guide, of course!
There are nine high-profile movies hitting theaters between December 16th and December 30th, along with four highly-touted limited release art films. We are aware some movies will still be in theaters from late November, but this guide is focused on those releasing in the last two weeks of December. In order to make this a little more focused, we’ll give you some sub-categories for exactly what we think each type of movie lover might want.
Next Friday, September 23rd, the movie Thunder Soul will be hitting select theaters as a tribute to the funkadelic and legendary Kashmere Stage Band. Jamie Foxx aided as the Executive Producer on the production and my God, does it look like a great film for music enthusiasts. The film will highlight the history of the high school band that made it big in the 1960′s, while bringing viewers to a present day reunion of the Kashmere Stage Band.
This post concludes my segment previewing the new shows to hit television this Fall. I will finish by highlighting the new shows debuting on ABC in the coming weeks. Hit the jump to see previews for Pan Am, Charlie’s Angels,Last Man Standing and so much more.
Last week I previewed new shows for various networks and talked about retuning shows this Fall. Upon you now are the new shows that will hit CBS in the coming weeks. The jump is where you will find previews for five new CBS shows.
Webisode series are a brilliant idea and a great form of quick entertainment. At this point in our constant Internet use, I find it surprising that the creation of webisodes is still somewhat less appreciated than other forms of film. The whole idea is based around fast entertainment for the online community. Webisodes allow one to watch an episode in a matter of 2 to 10 minutes, rather than a half hour to an hour. And forget the commercial breaks, there isn’t time for the annoyance of what diapers you should buy for the baby you don’t have.
A couple of days back I posted a Fall TV preview. In the post I broke down all the shows that would be returning, and also previewed the new shows coming out for NBC. Hit the jump to see previews for the new shows on HBO and Showtime.
Originally an Australian TV show, the American adaptation of Wilfred has brought a unique, witty, disgustingly awesome humor to the summer television lineup on FX. Elijah Wood plays Ryan — a recently single, young professional who has been thrown into depression after losing his job as a successful lawyer. Ryan is ready to call it quits when his attractive neighbor Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann), and her dog Wilfred (Jason Gann), come over to greet him in the midst of his suicide attempt. Instead of seeing an actual dog, Ryan sees a middle-aged man in a dog suit, that talks to him in an Australian accent. Ryan quickly comes to terms with the fact that he is the only human being able to talk to Wilfred — as well as indulge in ridiculous activities like bong smoking and beer drinking, all the while getting in trouble with “man’s best friend”.