Archive for June 11, 2012
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web for you. Today you’ll find LEGO Star Wars cakes; Avengers shoes; Spider-Man gloves; Harry Potter art; and a pregnant Vader! All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
Use the force, to pick up chicks.
Don’t mess with LEGO Boba!
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Three years ago, animator Shane Acker made his feature-length directorial debut with 9 - a big screen treatment of his Oscar-nominated short. It was a moderate financial success, grossing $48 million worldwide on a $30 million budget, and received mixed-to-positive marks from critics for its expanded version of the simple story featured in Acker’s original work (read out review, for additional insight).
However, what the 9 feature managed to do unequivocally is establish Acker as someone capable of creating mesmerizing CGI imagery – and constructing an alternate/sci-fi world that is unmistakably HIS, rather than the handiwork of producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
That’s all context for today’s announcement that Acker is teaming up with the Valve Corporation video game development and digital distribution company on a new computer-animated feature, titled Deep. According to the
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The premieres of Burn Notice, Suits, Dallas and Falling Skies are just around the corner, so it’s time to kick off the week with familiar favorites Eureka and Lost Girl. If that’s not to your liking, you could always return to the ’90s with Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out, which is kicking of its new run tonight (sans Summer Sanders).
Other picks making include: G4′s countdown of the top 100 video games of all time (will your favorite be on their list?) and MTV’s Teen Wolf, where Scott takes on Derek and Allison begins training.
Figure It Out (Nick)
Top 100 video games of all time, part 1 (G4)
TV Picks: Mon, June 11 – ‘Eureka’, ‘Figure It Out’ & More
Several weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting the stunning creative spaces of Pixar in San Francisco, for a sneak peak at the innovative studio’s upcoming princess adventure, Brave (stay tuned for more on our visit in weeks to come).
While there, we had the opportunity to view the first thirty minutes of the film, spend some time with the artists who helped to craft the stunning visual landscape, and talk with producer Katherine Sarafian about the process of developing a story at Pixar. In addition to our tour, we were able to sit down for an one-on-one chat with co-director Mark Andrews to talk about taking over from the film’s original director, Brenda Chapman* and what he wanted to bring to this epic Scottish fairytale.
(*Chapman, a Pixar veteran, was inspired by her relationship with her daughter and love of ...
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Last month we brought you news that Tom Cruise was attached to star in a MGM’s remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven. Now there appears to be evidence that the Mission: Impossible star will be joined by Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and western aficionado Kevin Costner – news (which if true) is sure to get film fans talking.
The Sun, one of Britain’s biggest selling (and notoriously unreliable) newspapers is reporting that “MGM are throwing big money at the film and wanted some top names to fill the main parts.” The tabloid states that Cruise will be replacing Yul Brynner as Chris Larabee Adams in the remake, while Matt Damon will be taking on the role of Vin Tanner, the character originally played by Steve McQueen. Apparently Kevin Costner will be slipping into James ...
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