Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sin City 2 To Shoot Next Year, Hard Boiled To Follow

The long-awaited  Sin City 2 will finally begin production in the second half of 2010, to be followed by a possible adaptation of Frank Miller’s Hard Boiled.

According to a report on Mania, “Sin City 2” producer Stephen L’Heureux confirmed that the story will be based upon an original script by Miller, who will once again co-direct the sequel with Robert Rodriguez .

Additionally, L’Heureux revealed that Miller is writing the screenplay adaptation for “Hard Boiled”, which Miller is also attached to direct.


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Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.2, Adds Apple TV 3.0 Support

Apple has released iTunes 9.0.2, the latest update to its digital media management application. According to Apple’s release notes, iTunes 9.0.2 “adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility.” The updated software is a 92.8 MB download on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and is available now via Apple’s Software Update utility, or as a direct download from


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Entertainment Weekly’s Coverage of Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Entertainment Weekly will be publishing an excerpt of Stephen King’s new novel, Under the Dome in their print magazine currently scheduled to be on stands on October 30th.  The excerpt is not expected to be available on-line.

On Thursday, October 29th, the Under the Dome book trailer will premiere exclusively on and EW’s Shelf Life Blog for one day only.

On Friday, October 30th, and EW’s Shelf Life Blog will launch a short video of Stephen reading the first few pages of Under the Dome.  This is also a one-day exclusive.


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Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

The Electronic Guitar Shirt ($30) is not a toy that plays pre-canned musical riffs, it is a real musical instrument that allows you to play your favorite songs and sound great doing it. All major chords are recorded from a real electric guitar, and the included magnetic pick allows you to strum just like you would a real guitar. It also includes a mini-amp.


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U2 On YouTube

The world’s greatest band on the world’s largest stage – U2 on YouTube. Watch the rebroadcast of the full live streaming performance from the Rose Bowl. Recorded on Sunday, October 25th.

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Netflix Comes To The PS3

After more than 11 months of Xbox 360 exclusivity, Netflix will be making its way to the PlayStation 3 next month.  Starting in November, PS3 owners who have Netflix accounts will be able to stream “thousands of movies and TV episodes” right from their consoles.

You can head over to right now to sign up to be notified when the service is available, and to reserve a free “instant streaming disc.”  Yep, you heard that right: at least “initially,” Netflix on PS3 will require a Blu-ray Disc to be in the PS3 in order to stream content– probably due to the fact that Netflix on the Xbox 360 requires syncing a console with a code, maybe that’s what this disc is doing.

If you’re a PS3 owner looking to open up a Netflix account, the minimum monthly plan that allows for Instant Watch costs $8.99 a month. Not bad a bad deal — especially considering that Xbox Live Gold Members still need a fifty-dollar-a-year account to do it.

It’s also been rumored that Netflix will be available via the Nintendo Wii within a year, but there is nothing concrete to support this as of yet.

HERE is the Official Sony/Netflix Press Release. (Written by Nick Creature)



Left 4 Dead Demo Goes Live Tonight

Attention Zombie fanatics, tonight is a big night for you.  The Left for Dead 2 downloadable demo goes live at 11pm.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a multi-player, first-person shooter that has players taking control of one of four survivors as they try to make it through a zombie-infested New Orleans.  The game focuses on cooperation and team play.  It is the sequel to Left 4 Dead, arguably considered to be one of the best multi-player games of 2008.

Those who’ve pre-purchased Left 4 Dead 2 for on PC via Steam, Valve Software’s incredible online digital distribution store, can already start pre-loading the demo.

Early access to the L4D2 demo is also available for Xbox 360 customers.  Those who stop by a Gamestop to pre-order it should be able to pick up an early access code and be ready to play tonight at 11pm when the demo launches on xbox live.

If you’re any kind of a zombie fan, then you’re probably already loading your shotgun in anticipation just like I am.  See you online tonight.  And remember, aim for the head and always save the last one for yourself just in case. (Written by Nick Creature)



New Stephen King Story To Appear In The New Yorker Magazine

The November 9th issue of The New Yorker magazine which will be available on newsstands on November 2nd, will feature a new short story by Stephen King called “Premium Harmony,” which is set in Castle Rock.

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Stephen King Under the Dome Interview

Stephen King is back and ready to make your hair stand on end with ‘Under the Dome,’ a complex novel about society and humanity with that signature King touch. PopEater is proud to exclusively premiere an interview in which King discusses ‘Dome.’ “There’s a saying that people have in Alcoholics Anonymous, which is ‘You’re only as sick as your secrets.’ Some of the people in this book are pretty sick indeed, and let’s put it this way, I think readers are going to be engaged, but I don’t think they’re going to be totally surprised by some of the things people are holding back because we have them in our own lives,” King says in the interview. Watch it HERE.


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Get Some Play – New Game Releases For Oct. 29 – Oct. 31

Winter is for gamers what summer is to cinephiles.  Here at The Fire Wire, we’ll let you know what’s coming out on a weekly basis and what releases you should keep your eye on when it comes to getting the most play for your hard-earned buck.  It seems the holiday buying season is upon us once again.  Let the game deluge begin.

This week sees three huge releases.  DJ Hero does for hip-hop exactly what Guitar Hero did for Rock Music and a party full of drunks.  Release your inner Jam Master Jay by scratching and cross-fading along to the pretty lights.

Christmas arrives a little early for the gear-heads as Forza Motorsport 3 peels out this week exclusively on Xbox 360.  Probably the absolute best driving simulator to date, the game is fully customizable, has a die-hard community of car-tuners behind it, and comes complete with a second disc full of nothing but race tracks and cars.

And just in case you’ve got a die-hard itch to kick someone in the face this week, Tekken 6 has your back.  2009 has proved that old-school fighters are back with a vengeance and tougher than ever.     

Those uber-titles release alongside two other noteworthy contenders, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

This week’s total game count: 20 for DS; 19 for Wii; 10 for 360; 8 for PSP; 6 for PC; 5 for PS3; and 4 for PS2.  Ouch.  Can’t tell which is gonna hurt more; my fingers or my wallet? 

Monday (Oct. 26)

Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Game Time (Wii, DS, 360)
The Backyardigans (DS)
Borderlands (PC)
Hasbro Family Game Night (DS)
Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Wii)
Mytran Wars (PSP)
Nerf N-Strike Elite (Wii)
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day (Wii, PS2)
Spongebob: Truth or Square (Wii, PSP, DS, 360, )
World of Zoo (Wii, DS, PC)

Tuesday (Oct. 27)

100 All-Time Favorites (DS)
Adventures To Go! (Gamestop Exclusive, PSP)
All Star Cheer Squad 2 (Wii)
Atelier Annie Alchemists of Sera Island (DS)
Barbie and the Three Musketeers (Wii, DS)
Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks (360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
Chronicles of Mystery:Curse of the Ancient Temple (DS)
CSI Deadly Intent (360, Wii, PC)
CSI Deadly Intent: The Hidden Cases (DS)
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 (Wii)
Dance Dance Revolution X2 (PS2)
Diner Dash: Flo on the Go (DS)
DJ Hero (360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
Drawn to Life: Next Chapter (Wii, DS)
Dream Salon (DS)
Fairytale Fights (360, PS3)
Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
Hidden Mysteries Titanic (Wii, DS)
Jewel Quest Mysteries (Wii)
Jurassic the Hunted (360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
League of Legends: Clash of Fates (PC)
Sim Animals: Africa (Wii, DS)
Tekken 6 (360, PS3)
Petz Dogz Family (PSP)
Petz Dolphinz Encounter (DS)
Petz Hamsterz Bunch (PSP)
Petz Saddle Club (PSP)
Press Your Luck 2010 Edition (Wii, DS, PC)
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3)
The Stronghold Collection (PC)
Sushi Academy (DS)
Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (DS)

Wednesday (Oct. 28)

Inferno Pool (360)

Thursday (Oct. 29)

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (360)

Friday (Oct. 30)

Ghostbusters (PSP)
Remington North American Bord Hunter (Wii)

(Written by Nick Creature)


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