Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Warrior’s Way Trailer

The world’s greatest swordsman abandons his warrior clan to start a new life in the American Badlands in The Warrior’s Way, a visually dazzling modern martial arts adventure with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. In an original, gorgeously realized journey into a mythical past, writer and director Sngmoo Lee seamlessly marries the cinematic traditions of East and West. Korean superstar Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush star in this epic story of revenge and redemption.

The Warrior’s Way is written and directed by Sngmoo Lee in his American feature film debut. It stars Jang Dong Gun (Friend, Taegukgi:The Brotherhood of War), Kate Bosworth (21, Superman Returns), Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Danny Huston (The Conspirator, Robin Hood), Tony Cox (Bad Santa, Meet Monica Velour) and Ti Lung  (Frozen, Dynasty of Blood). The director of photography is Woo-hyung Kim (Late Autumn).

The martial arts action adventure film will be released on Friday, December 3, 2010.

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Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player

The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Player ($400) is an all-in-one box that sports HDMI in/out, an Intel processor, built-in Wi-Fi, a handheld keypad remote, and automatic updating — for a great Google TV experience, while adding in a 1080p-capable Blu-ray player for those times when the content you want isn’t available from either your cable provider or online.

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Animated All-Star Superman Arrives On February 22, 2011 From Warner Home Video

Grant Morrison’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning vision of Superman’s heroic final days on Earth is brought to exquisite animated life in All-Star Superman, the latest entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011 from Warner Bros. Animation. The highly-anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for $24.98 (SRP), as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.

The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor. The stellar cast includes seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty.

Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Catherine Cavadini (The Powerpuff Girls), Finola Hughes (General Hospital), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Obba Babatunde (That Thing You Do!), Michael Gough (Batman) and John DiMaggio (Futurama) round out the voice cast.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning DC Comics series/graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison with illustration by Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman is executive produced by animation guru Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by acclaimed comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).

All-Star Superman 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features approximately 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:

- Feature film (est. 75 min)

- Sneak Peak at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie

- Featurette: “Superman Now” – In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of Steel into something modern, something more relevant for today’s audience. This is the story of All-Star Superman – where it all started, and what it came to be

- Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm

All-Star Superman Blu-Ray Combo Pack will include approximately 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:

- Featurette: “Incubating the Idea” – A conversation with Grant Morrison

- Audio Commentary: Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison

- All-Star Superman Digital Comic Book

- Standard and high definition versions of the feature film

- Digital copy on disc of the feature film

“The All-Star Superman comic was the work of two immensely talented creators at the absolute top of their game,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All-Star Superman is one of those modern classics, and I can’t wait to see it brought to life as an animated film.”

“Grant Morrison’s fascinating comic vision comprised all the aspects of a truly great film – action, drama, fantasy, romance, sacrifice and hope – and the animation team of Bruce Timm, Sam Liu and Dwayne McDuffie have passionately translated that vision into an enthralling movie experience no Superman fan can resist,” said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing Director of Family and Animation. “As the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, All-Star Superman stands as a shining example of the creative heights possible from the partnership of Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.”

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The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking

For the comic book aficionado in your family, Taschen Books has produced the most comprehensive art book detailing the illustrious history of DC Comics. Clocking in at nearly 15 pounds and with over 650 pages, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking ($200) features more than 1,500 images — including covers, interiors, original illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles — using the latest digital reproduction technology to bring you the characters, stories and the creators that brought them to life as they’ve never been seen before.

And the man behind the story, telling the tales? None other than Paul Levitz, former DC Comics Publisher and upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes and Adventure Comicswriter. Paul’s in-depth essays trace the history of DC Comics, from its pulpy beginnings to the modern era.

The book also features massive fold-out timelines and an in-depth appendix that includes bios on artists, writers, editors, publishers and actors. Look for this gorgeous, comprehensive coffee table art book to be in stores for the holidays.

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Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive

If you’re looking for a drive to use as a Time Machine backup for your Mac, what better enclosure could you find than an actual time machine? The Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive ($250) is a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Delorean from Back to the Future, with details like working doors and hood, a Mr. Fusion reactor, and 1950’s wheels + rims, plus a 500 GB Seagate hard drive buried inside. (From Uncrate)

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The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide – The Bose Lifestyle 235

Experience immersive Bose sound from a simple 2.1 speaker system. The Bose Lifestyle 235 home entertainment system ($2,300) has two Gemstone ES speaker arrays and an Acoustimass module that give you thrilling sound for your movies, TV shows, and music. This system also comes with an iPod/iPhone dock and a built-in FM/AM radio tuner.

The Lifestyle 235 system is simple to setup. You can connect up to six high-definition sources such as a Blu-ray player or Apple TV as well as your iPod or iPhone. Bose Unify technology guides you through the setup process so you can get right to enjoying your new sound system. The on-screen menus give you all the information you need to connect and control all your audio/video sources.

The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system customizes the sound to fit your specific room, so all your friends and family are guaranteed to have the best seat in the house. With advanced technology from Bose, the Gemstone ES speaker arrays deliver a wider soundstage so you won’t have to sit in one “sweet spot.” A separate Acoustimass module adds deep, rich bass to your music and movie soundtracks, and it’s easily tucked away out of sight. With no rear speakers, you won’t have any clutter or wires

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Koostik

Koostik, the wood amplified iPhone sound docks range in price from $85-$90, depending on the type of wood you choose.

“Specially designed sound channels and hemispherical sound chambers create rich, dynamic and natural, acoustic amplification. The finish is an Earth-friendly orange oil and beeswax combination, hand applied and rubbed for a silky smooth finish. The Koostik measures 8 1/2″ long X 3 1/2″ tall X 2″ thick.”

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Walt Disney’s 50 Animated Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a short two-minute video celebrating the release of their latest film, by counting down the 49 animated features produced over the past seven decades — from 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to 2010′s Tangled. The video is set to the song “Dreams” by Brandi Carlile. (Thanks for the tip Don)

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Cookie Monster Auditions To Be Host of Saturday Night Live

Cookie Monster wants to host Saturday Night Live, here’s his audition tape.

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Metropolis II, Kinetic Art by Chris Burden Featuring 1500 Hot Wheels

Metropolis II, a kinetic art installation by Chris Burden that features 1,500 Hot Wheels going around a massive track.

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