Category Archives: MOVIES

Covering local and national films and DVD.

A Game of Thrones

I simply can’t get enough of these series. The books. Comics. RPGs. Hell, I’ve even bought some random gaming miniatures and seriously thought about ordering the replica swords. Yes, I am that obsessed with A Song of Fire and Ice. Each image and clip released about the pending television series only makes it worse (and better)!

This just might get me to buy HBO if they don’t offer some form of “Season Pass” via iTunes or other service. I know, I know – torrents – But, I feel a strange allegiance to this series and “renting” it in such a way actually makes me feel bad. Winter is indeed coming!

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Tron Legacy has… Heart?

No doubt we will love Tron Legacy for the visuals and Daft Punk soundtrack. That will earn it a massive weekend. But, it will take a strong story and heart to keep people coming back. Does this clip show some real heart to the shiny world of the MCP?

Maybe those rumors of Pixar writers swooping in for some last minute script changes were true? Find out more this week on GeekintheCity Radio as Dan Clark talks about his 20 minute preview experience. BooYah!

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The Dead Matter – Now in Stores!

This fine site has been a fan of Midnight Syndicate since, well, since before there even was a GeekintheCity. Many a gaming session was had with music from the talent folks from Ohio blaring in the background. For years, we’ve been following the everyone at Midnight Syndicate and their journey as they move from music to feature film with The Dead Matter. Finally, the wait is over! As of July 30 (I know, we’re a couple days late, our office took the weekend off… for once). Still, being late doesn’t lessen my excitement. I’ve been following this movie since DragonCon 2008 and remember Edward’s infectious excitement as he talked about newest project. Just what is The Dead Matter?

The Dead Matter is the remake of a film that director/composer Edward Douglas shot on a shoe-string budget of $2000 back in 1995. The film tells the story of a guilt-ridden young woman (Sean Serino of The Rage) desperate to contact her deceased brother who discovers a powerful ancient relic that controls the dead.  Her dark obsession drags her into the tangled world of two warring vampire lords (Andrew Divoff of Wishmaster and Tom Savini of Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead) each with his own sinister plans for the artifact and a vampire hunter (Jason Carter of Babylon 5) who will stop at nothing to destroy it.  This chilling gothic dark fantasy co-produced by Robert Kurtzman (creator of >From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB FX) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3), also features a score by director Edward Douglas of the Gothic Halloween music band Midnight Syndicate.  It’s a mix of classic horror themes with modern twists and a touch of dark humor that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

You can pick up your copy of The Dead Matter directly from the Midnight Syndicate website, or at your local Hot Topic. Honestly, drop by the store and pick up a copy. Edward and everyone at Midnight Syndicate busted their butts and getting the movie into a national chain was no small feat. Buying your copy at Hot Topic will help show there is a future in independent horror films!

Tune in for a review later this week on GeekintheCity Radio!

Keep checking in for potential local events with Midnight Syndicate. No promises… But one never knows!

Congrats guys – Keep the fear coming!

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Best Trailer of Comic Con?

The 2010 San Diego Comic Con is winding to a close, not sure, but this year didn’t seem to have the same “WHOA” effect when it comes to movie and TV trailers. However, there are two that really got this Geek’s fanboy heart going…

Still, as cool as the Tron Legacy trailer (or, T2ON, as I will forever call it) is… The Goon from Eric Powell and Dark Horse Comics is the one that has us all kinds of giddy:

STAB – KNIFE – STAB!

What did you see at the 2010 DSCC that got you all ramped up?

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Thor or Flash Gordon?

Look, I love the classic 80s flick Flash Gordon. 100% irony free. The cast. The costumes. The gloriously flamboyant Queen score. Everything about Flash Gordon is pure gold. That being said… I don’t need to see the movie remade with the cannibal from Silence of the Lambs and Kirk’s dad. Think I’m kidding? Scroll down and decide for yourself:

Thor or Flash Gordon?

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This Oden is a Psycho...

Just missing some football-playing pig men and Italian babes with questionable merkins.

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Seriously, can we just put some epic horns on Max von Sydow already?

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In the image’s defense… This could also be Masters of the Universe.

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The cruelest of cuts? Brian Blessed still isn’t in Thor!

Then again, last time some Brits got a hold of an “American” pop culture icon, we got Flash Gordon – Hm… The more I think about it, the more I do kinda’ want this Thor movie to look like that. I know Marvel Studios wants all their superhero flicks to be serious. But, sometimes you just gotta… DIIIIIIVE!

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