Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dark Void

Dark Void is a rocketman video game coming out from Capcom. Looks like good old fashion Buck Rogers fun.

Brad Pitt may be on for the movie adaption... wait- a movie adaption!? Nice.

Brad Pitt To Star In ‘Dark Void’ Adaptation? Maybe, But Not Likely

Dark Void
Reports have been coating the Internet over the past few days that a new movie is being made based on the multi-platform video game, Dark Void, and that mega-star Brad Pitt could possibly star in the lead role. Reliance Entertainment and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have officially acquired the rights to the property and are currently developing the idea.
There’s a tiny bit of a problems with stories like this, however, as none of it is nearly as likely as it sounds through the eyes. First, and most importantly, is the fact thatDark Void is a video game that no one knows much about yet — it could be the greatest game ever made, it could be the worst ever made; no one will really know until the game is released in January. The two studios will do their best to develop a good strategy, for sure, but until they see how it does and how the story plays to audiences, this is still a project that might not even happen.

Then there’s the Pitt element. I personally have trouble believing that we’re going to see Brad Pitt starring in a video game adaptation — especially with how game-based movies have fared over time. I suppose there is the small chance that they’ll have a great story to tell and brilliant plan for their movie that would be fitting for the likes of Pitt, but I would not count on it at all. Pitt is not the best actor ever to live, but we all know his status and the projects he does, so him starring in this sounds about as likely as Russell Crowe starring in the possible Dead Space movie.
Dark Void is a new science fiction adventure that tells the story of a cargo pilot and a group of other humans who crash in the Bermuda Triangle, which transports them to a parallel universe. In this universe, an alien species that was thought to be extinct still lives and they must fight the aggressive creatures off to survive.
First things first: let’s see how this game looks and plays before we go getting excited about a movie.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Samurai Jack

I think Samurai Jack is more of a study in cinematography. The animation is so simple, but if you could project what it would look like as a live action, there are few cartoons with the same artistic sense. When you can find a show that holds this type of "camera work" AND has enjoyable story telling with sci-fi and ancient martial weapons, you can't go wrong.

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 23:08:35 GMT by: quietearth
Posted under: movie news scifi animation action samurai

Did someone say Samurai Jack? You mean that badass cartoon where a samurai fights evil and is thrown forward in time? Yes, we did, and it looks like
Samurai Jack will be coming to the big screen and IMDB has it tentatively set for 2011. The "2D/stereoscopic 3D production" will be written and directed by series creator Genndy Tartakovsky.To boot, it's being developed at Paramount Pictures with Bad Robot and it looks like JJ Abrams will be a co-producer.

Don't know what you're missing? You can watch the intro and a cool clip after the break. via
Wild Grounds and Frederator.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Pathfinder RPG School Play

da Vinci Arts Middle School is performing a show based on a D&D/Pathfinder game module. It debuted this weekend and runs again next. Reports are coming in that it was fantastic. If you're in the Portland, OR area go see this! I'm hoping for a DVD release, myself.

Five years after a tragic fire and a spate of brutal murders, a sinister shadow has fallen upon the people of the small coastal town of Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge.

Only a group of unlikely young heroes can prevent the people of Sandpoint from becoming...

Burnt Offerings

Written and Directed by Tom Beckett


Join the staff and students of da Vinci Arts Middle School - the distinct and unique Portland public school dedicated to creative minds and the fulfillment of artistic potential - as they bring to life the fabled game of Dungeons and Dragons as an original theatrical work, featuring swordplay, goblin battles, romance and adventures of every kind.

November 13th and 14th 7:00 PM.
November 20th and 21st 7:00 PM

Tickets $5-10
Call 503 916 5356 for ticket information

Donations gladly accepted. Help support the arts in public schools.

Based upon "Burt Offerings,"
a Pathfinder Roleplaying Adventure
by James Jacobs.
(C) 2007, Paizo Publishing, LLC.

Discussion about the Burnt Offerings play on and

TRON Legacy theme song by DAFT PUNK

These two videos have been spotted on YouTube supposedly as new tracks from DAFT PUNK's upcoming TRON sequel soundrack. I'm not sure if they're legit, but they are cool. That is for sure.

Here is the trailer if you haven't seen it yet...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Sky Calls to Us

A Glorious New Dawn about to go mainstream of sorts. This takes something away from the whole thing somehow.

The Symphony of Science
“A Glorious Dawn” On A Path To World Domination

By Lonnie Morgan November 10, 2009

The Album Cover (image: Third Man Records)
Here at GeekDad, we’re big fans of Carl Sagan, the GOAT when it comes to making science understandable for the masses (IOHO). In September of this year, Mr. Sagan went viral posthumously with the internet hit “A Glorious Dawn”, a remixed-auto-tuned version of Sagan and other science greats speaking from the “Cosmos” science series.

And just this past weekend, the first Carl Sagan Day was held in Florida to honor the 75th anniversary of his birth. Now to top it all off, the composer of the Youtube remix, John Boswell, has teamed up with Jack White’s Third Man Records (yes, that Jack White, of the White Stripes) to market a 7-inch vinyl single of the song.

Available online and through Third Man’s Nashville storefront, early buyers may have an extra surprise in their delivery. In addition to the single, 50 random online orders will get a special “Cosmos Colored Vinyl” which features an etching on the B-side of the Voyager Golden Record that was originally mounted on both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.

But don’t dawdle. We’re sure the first 50 will go fast. But if you miss out, another 100 special vinyls will be available at the Nashville store.

How cool is that?

Sunday, November 8, 2009


No more Mel as Max. Tom Hardy steps up as the new Raggedy Man.


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Tom Hardy is to play the lead in Mad Max Fury Road

Sunday November 8,2009

By Henry Fitzherbert

BRITISH actor Tom Hardy is stepping into the shoes of Mel Gibson after being hired to play the lead in Mad Max: Fury Road.

The 31-year-old rising star, who recently won acclaim as Heathcliff in ITV’s Wuthering Heights, will star opposite Oscar winner Charlize Theron in the new post-apocalyptic adventure.

Last night a film insider revealed: “After years of false starts the project is finally going ahead. Warner Bros are financing it and filming starts next year in Australia.”

The new project comes 25 years after the third movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which co-starred Tina Turner. Fury Road will be set shortly after Thunderdome so the hero can remain young.

Gibson became a star on the back of his performance as the “road warrior” in the 1979 original but was not interested in returning to the role, leaving the path clear for Hardy.

The London-born actor came to the attention of Mad Max producer-director George Miller thanks to his roles in Guy Ritchie’s gangster comedy RocknRolla and Bronson, in which he played notorious British prisoner Charles Bronson.

Terence Doyle, editor of British Film Magazine said: “It’s a major coup for Tom, cementing his status as one of our biggest emerging stars.

“He’s a very versatile actor who is convincingly tough and macho but also hugely sensitive and subtle.”


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to Train Your Dragon

Lloyd Doblers in NY

Say Anything used to be one of my favorite movies back in the day. Recently rewatching it proved it to be quite boring. However, I still do really like Lloyd Dobler, the main character who served as a role model for me. This film was also a big push for me to get into Peter Gabriel's music.

Group of Lloyd Doblers Take Over NYC For ‘Say Anything’ Release

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A group of trenchcoat-wearing, boombox-lifting Lloyd Dobler look-a-likes took to the streets of New York City today in celebration of the 20th anniversary release of Say Anything on DVD andBlu-ray.

The Doblers, which called themselves “Mobler,” began their adventure at Penn Station and make their way around the city to Washington Square Park and Union Square before ending their journey at Times Square, where the indie band Lloyd Dobler Effect put on an acoustic performance of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

Check out video from the event here below, and a shot of “Mobler” here at right.

For those of you unfamiliar with Say Anything, it’s the 1989 directorial debut from Cameron Crowe that starred a young John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, an underachieving high school student in Seattle who falls in love with the beautiful, studious class valedictorian Diane (Ione Skye). The teenagers begin a relationship, but not without complications. In a pivotal moment in the film, a trenchcoat-wearing Lloyd tries to win back Diane by standing outside her window holding up a boombox playing “In Your Eyes.”


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