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Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.

I have not managed to get out to the theater in quite some time but I have not heard many positive things about 'On Stranger Tides'. Not very suprising since  'At Worlds End' was for the most part disappointing. But this was especially saddening to me after learning that the actual book of which the movie was based on was the inspiration for Monkey Island (one of my favorite video games). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:23 PM | Tags (6) | disney | guybrush | johnnydepp | monkeyisland | movies | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adam Sandler to play... Dracula?Adam Sandler to play... Dracula?

The cast is also rumored to include David Spade, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, and Steve Buscemi. For those of you thinking that this has the makings of the best live action movie ever made, don't. This flick is to be of the family animated variety, most likely available shortly after release at all major participating Duane Reade and CVS locations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:59 PM | Tags (6) | adamsandler | aintitcool | dracula | movies | silly | translyvania |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.

Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:45 PM | Tags (9) | 3d | caribbean | comingsoon | filming | jacksparrow | johnnydepp | movies | pirates | strangertides |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.Marvel and Disney character mashups through the mutated eye of Photoshop.

Mike Wazowski is Bruce Banner as The Incredible Myopic Hulk - and there's your plot for The Incredible Hulk 2 (or 3?) and/or Monsters Inc 2.  The scary part is that legally, this can actually be made (Disney owns Marvel) and someone in Hollywood probably thinks its a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 11:33 AM | Tags (10) | contests | disney | hollywood | hybrids | manipulation | marvel | movies | mutations | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 126 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

A new crop of images have surfaced online for the upcoming Tron sequel.A new crop of images have surfaced online for the upcoming Tron sequel.

I'm loving the upgrades to some of the items from the original Tron and seeing how they've been reimagined for this generation. C'mon, you know you'd want to take a ride on a light cycle. And remember kids, Tron Legacy is due in theaters this December. END OF LINE.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:58 PM | Tags (9) | comingsoon | december | flynn | legacy | lives | movies | photos | screens | tron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.

I'm not sure if this is an actual upcoming game or if this is just a viral marketing advert for Tron Legacy. Either way, the concept is pretty cool and I'd most likely end up giving it a whirl should it see the light of day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | kevinflynn | legacy | movies | online | paranoids | space | tron | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.

The new FreeAgent Go 500 gigabyte device will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of 'Star Trek.' Users can unlock access to any of the other 20 movies after paying for a passcode for a price of between $9.99 and $14.99.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:26 PM | Tags (9) | drives | external | movies | paramount | partnership | passcode | preloaded | purchase | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.

The folks over at CNET were lucky enough to get an advance screening of the movie and their consensus is that this installment will be a very big winner. Not that it wasn't a hard prediction to make even without seeing a screener but this is a neat read nonetheless for my fellow Pixar fans out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:10 AM | Tags (7) | toystory3 | pixar | sequel | screenings | cnet | advance | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2:  Attack of the Clones now online.Mr. Plinkett's review of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones now online.

It's finally here! If you enjoyed the first seventy minute review of Episode 1 than you'll definetly have many a laugh with the ninety minute review of Episode 2. At least... that's what he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | aotc | attack | clones | episode2 | movies | reviews | starwars | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 121 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Original cast of MST3K on tour and riffing movies in front of a live audience.Original cast of MST3K on tour and riffing movies in front of a live audience.

Cinematic Titanic, the new feature-length movie riffing show from the creator and original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, continues the tradition of riffing on t he unfathomable, the horribly great, and the just plain 'cheesy' movies of the past.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:32 PM | Tags (7) | audience | cast | cinematic | movies | mst3k | riffing | tour |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!

This is some particularly clever advertising from the folks over at Disney for the upcoming reboot of Tron (coming out December 17t h).  Of course the effect may be lost if the monorail happens to be traveling in the opposite direction of the ad but that's a minor detail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:53 PM | Tags (9) | advertisement | cycles | disney | light | monorail | movies | themepark | train | tron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.

This news comes straight from Ian McKellen's website who will of course be reprising his role as Gandalf the Grey. Casting is already in progress and it's estimated that filming will take about a year or so over in New Zealand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:43 PM | Tags (7) | gandalf | hobbit | tolkien | rings | movies | fantasy | fiction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.

That's right, when you go inside to ride Mania after Toy Story 3 opens there will be whole new games to enjoy. The Imagineers have created a whole new collection of things to shoot with those pull string cannons for you to enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:38 PM | Tags (13) | adapt | attractions | disney | florida | games | mania | midway | movies | orlando | releases | ride | sequel | toystory |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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