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17/09/06                                   Liam Marcon

Eragon Trailer.

Eragon the movie promoted as the epic fantasy successor to The Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia has a trailer out. I can see it sucking less or equally as much as Narnia but really thinking that this movie could live up to The Lord of the Rings is just stupid. It actually reminds me a lot of the Dungeons and Dragons movie which sucked except that it gave the Asian guy (Justin Whalin) who played Jimmy in Lois and Clark his first staring role; I don’t why that’s a good thing.

Most sites with this news would give you a link to AOL (where the trailer is hosted) but because I want to save you of that indecency here is the direct link to the high quality QuickTime version. (60Mb - Save As…)



17/09/06                                   Liam Marcon

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

The first theatrical trailer for Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto has been released. It looks extremely well done, but this movie still does nothing for me and all I could think of during the trailer was those gross skull island natives from King Kong. Personally I can’t wait until Mel goes back to making movies that are fun to watch; it’s kind of sad that the last thing I saw him in that I enjoyed was when he made a couple of surprising cameos in the short lived sitcom Complete Savages.

You can check out the new trailer and the original teaser in QuickTime goodness here.












14/09/06                                                Liam Marcon

Mod chips soon to be illegal in Australia.

New laws starting on the 1st of January 2007 will make it illegal to sell or own a modded videogame console. Owners are susceptible to a $6600 fine, and those that distribute, sell or install mod chips or modded consoles can be hit with a $60,500 fine and/or up to five years in jail.

Minter Ellison law firm released the following statement.

"AUSFTA requires Australia to prohibit the use of devices and services to circumvent technological protection measures (TPM)".

"The exposure draft prohibits the use of devices and services to circumvent access control TPMs. It is an offence to circumvent access control TPMs punishable by a fine of up to AU$6,600."

"The exposure draft also prohibits dealings with devices and services to circumvent all types of TPMs (including access control TPMs). Dealing in circumvention devices and services will be punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to AU$60,500. The concept of 'dealings' has been expanded and will include distribution, offering, provision and communication. There will no longer be a requirement for a dealing to be 'in the course of trade'."

There will be exemptions to the law for people doing computer security testing, law enforcement and library use.

Well this plain sucks because as it has been pointed out many times that mod chips have other uses apart for piracy; including by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission who support mod chips due to there ability to get around region coding which is widely seen as a method of constricting the competitive market.


13/09/06                                               Jordan Miller

Trackmania Nations ESWC (PC) Review.

Trackmania Nations brings new spark to the loved TM series.



Flags of the fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima trailers.

Trailers for the two highly anticipated (at least by me) new movies by director Clint Eastwood, Flags of the Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima have been released.

Both films tell the story of the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II except that Flags of the Fathers tells it from the perspective of the United States soldiers and Letters from Iwo Jima tells it from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.

This has got to be one of the coolest ideas I have ever heard of for a war movie and I can only assume that they will be highly entertaining and touching movies, especially if the trailers are any indication.

Flags of the Fathers trailer (Windows Media)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese)




New Casino Royale trailer.

A new trailer for James Bond's next big adventure, Casino Royale, has been released and frankly it looks like its going to kick the arse of every bond movie back to the Connery days.

Check out the trailer here in AOL (Crap Quality) and two higher quality quicktime versions.

Direct Quicktime links:      High (47MB)         HD (170MB)

Casino Royale premiers on the 17th November in the U.S and on the 7th of December in Australia.


RIP: Steve Irwin.

Steve Irwin, otherwise known as the Crocodile hunter, was killed today in an animal attack while filming a documentary in Cairns, Australia. Irwin was killed by a sting ray barb through the heart, he died instantly.

I was never a fan of Steven Irwin's over the top documentaries but that doesn't stop me from recognising his great contributions to charities, environmental conservation, and Australian tourism.

He leaves behind his wife Terri, and two children, Bindi, 8, and Bob, 3.

Rest in Piece Steve Irwin. 



Face it the Transformers look different.

You knew it was coming; eventually someone would leak a picture of a Transformers face. Here he is Bumblebee in all his close-up glory; I really don't know what I think yet except that he's got that creepy cute look.

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Geeky movie news.

First off sorry for the late update guys but internet problems and my laziness forced me to keep putting it off. This should make up for it though as I have a massive update of news about your favorite comic book and cartoon based movies.

First off got some cool new pictures from the upcoming Transformers live-action movie, including a picture of Optimus Prime sporting some flame vinyls and a scale picture of one of the animatronic Transformers built for the movie.

 That's a HUGE BITCH!

 Cool... ok bad pun.

FLAME ON! Oh wait, wrong movie.

I think someone had a visit from Xzibit.


Secondly I got some Hulk sequel news for you; the Aussie superstar actor Eric Bana won't be reprising his role of Bruce Banner. The role hasn't been re-cast yet but word is that adopted Aussie Dominic Purcell is up for the role and when asked about it during a morning radio interview he dodges the question like it was unprotected sex with Paris Hilton.


Lastly I got some fantastically cool news for you now as it has been confirmed that the new name for the Fantastic Four sequel is Fantastic Four and the rise of the Silver Surfer. Some very cool news that the CGI animation of the Surfer will be done by WETA the company behind The Lord of the rings and King Kong CGI, and that Doug Jones (Hellboy, Doom, The Benchwarmers) will be doing the motion capture for the Surfer; no word yet on if he will be voicing the character.

Even though that is Doug Jones under the makeup, Abe Sapien was voiced by David Hyde Pierce.



Halo director chosen.

Neill Blomkamp...

I would say that unless you have already read an article on this you will have absolutely no clue who this guy is, and rightfully so. Neill Blomkamp is a complete unknown; he has never directed a full length film, not even a small budget art flick. All he has done is directed the Citroen "Alive with Technology" ads and a couple of short films, most notably "Alive in Joburg".

Considering the big name directors that were possibilities (Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Peter Jackson) this is a bit of a disappointment. To his defense the ads are very cool (Check them out here and here) and the short film "Alive in Joburg" is exceptionally well done, so really its hard to tell if he will be up to the challenge.



Three new trailers.

We got three new trailers for you today starting with the new movie out of the WWE production team, The MarineIt doesn't take a genius to work out this movie isn't going to be cinema gold but I thought I would post it as the trailer isn't too bad. The basic plot is an ex-marine's girlfriend gets kidnapped, so he kicks some arse. Check out the trailer here.


Now to get that bad taste out of your mouth we have the rock and roll spectacular movie that is Tenacious D in 'The Pick of Destiny' the upcoming movie staring Jack Black and Kyle
, and directed by Liam Lynch. The movie is the fictional story of how Jack Black and Kyle Gass's band, Tenacious D, became the greatest rock band in history by finding the Pick of Destiny. This movie without a doubt will be hilarious and I can't way to see it, check out the trailer here.


Finally the last the last trailer is a seriously cool one for the seriously cool looking movie, Smokin' Aces. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as an FBI agent transporting a stand-up comedian (Jeremy Piven) who is testifying against the mob, but before he takes him to protective custody he stops of at the local casino; cue bad guys. The film also stars Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Jason Bateman and Alicia Keys.

Check out the awesome trailer here.


Heath is laughing in the dark.

It has just been officially announced that Heath Ledger will be playing the iconic villain called "the Joker" in upcoming Batman Begins sequel, now titled The Dark Knight.

Of course the main men Christopher Nolan (director), and Christian Bale will be back and though it hasn't been officially announced it's safe to say Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman are back in there respective roles.

I can't say I was expecting Heath Ledger in this role but now that I think about it, it does seem to be a good choice, though I have never seen Ledger playing a bad guy he is an excellent actor and should be able to pull it off.


Cool new Spidey 3 poster.

Sony has shipped the newest Spider-man 3 poster to cinemas all over America and it's a cool one. The poster is a backlit lenticular poster (o...k?), basically it just switches between two pictures, in this case between Spidey and Venom/Symbiote Spidey's chest. 

Check out the animation of it here, or click to enlarge the pictures below.



The Prestige trailer.

The Prestige has the makings to be one of the coolest movies of the year, what are they you say? 

Well how about four of the best and most popular actors around, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson. It's directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins) and it's about two battling magicians/illusionists.

Check out the very cool trailer here in all forms of high definition magic. Also check out the exclusive pictures below (click to enlarge).





Nothing more fun then beer and giant robots.

If any of you saw the comedy gold that is Super Troopers you will be happy to know the guys behind it (Broken Lizard) have a new movie comming soon and the trailer has just been released. The movie is called Beerfest and the basic plot is it follows the American team in a world championship beer drinking contest.

Checkout the trailer here, thanks to Maxim Online.


Another cool video released was a behind the scenes featurette of the upcomming Transformers live-action movie. Watch Shia LaBeouf shit himself when off screen explosions go off, here.


Crank this trailer up.

The trailer for the very kick-arse looking movie Crank is out, and apart from the "My name is..." crap it's very cool.

Crank stars Jason Statham as a hitman who is injected with a poison that will kill him unless he keeps his adrenaline levels extremely high. This of course means non-stop action and even some booty (Amy Smart).

Check out the trailer in Windows Media or Quicktime (recommended). Also check out the cool poster below.



Rocky Balboa trailer.

The trailer for the next and probably last Rocky movie is out and it doesn't look to bad, I guess. I was never a fan of the Rocky movies, but I do like the plot in this one with the CG fight that gets everybody thinking.

Watch an old man get a beat down here.


Everybodies watching "Nobody's Watching".

Sometime last year Bill Lawrence (Spin City, Scrubs) created the show Nobody's Watching, they filmed a pilot and then the WB shut them down. It never even aired on TV, well thanks to some unknown person the pilot episode is on YouTube and it's getting so much traffic that other networks like Comedy Central and NBC are contacting Bill Lawrence for the DVD, so there is a good chance the show could get picked up.

Now is that a good thing? Well that depends if you like sitcoms, personally I do but only if they are funny, I don't care how original they are (The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm) if they don't make me laugh then I consider them shit sitcoms. This show made me chuckle, it wasn't comedy gold and was pretty ruff but considering its a pilot (which always suck) and it has a good premise I'm hoping this show gets picked up.

Nobody's Watching - Pilot - Part 01

Nobody's Watching - Pilot - Part 02

Nobody's Watching - Pilot - Part 03



Even more trailers.

Two more trailers have been released for the very interesting looking movies, Deja Vu and The Illusionist.

Deja Vu has some weird plot that I'm not going to bother explaining and the trailer does little to inform but it does look pretty cool. Check out the trailer for Denzel Washington's Deja Vu here.

The Illusionist is another weird one, its set in 1900 and is about the love affair of a stage Illusionist (Edward Norton) and wife (Jessica Biel) of a prince (Rufus Sewell). It also stars Paul Giamatti as a detective. Check out the trailer here.



More trailers.

Three new trailers have been released for your viewing pleasure; first off we have the Running with Scissors trailer, a comedy from Ryan Murphy (creator of Nip/Tuck).

Then we have the new international trailer for the Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson staring My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

And finally the trailer for the movie I'm looking forward to the most, Hollywoodland, the drama/thriller based on the true story of George Reeves's (Adventures of Superman) death. The film stars the fantastic acting skills of Adrien Brody and  Bob Hoskins, as well as the so-so acting skills of Ben Affleck as George Reeves.



Harsh trailer.

The trailer for the upcoming movie Harsh Times is out and it looks very cool but that was expected as it's directed by David Ayer (Training Day), stars the Bat himself Christian Bale and Freddy Rodríguez. Check out the trailer here.



Wanna be in Clerks 2?

Want to be in the much anticipated movie Clerks 2? Well to bad it has already been filmed, though to make you feel better you can be in the credits. 

The first 10,000 people to add the Mooby's Presents Clerks 2 MySpace to your own MySpace gets to be listed in the credits of the movie. This of course means that either the credits are really long or the names will fly past at record speed, either way this is a cool promotion.

I know I added it too my MySpace, so better hurry and add it too yours.



Transformers teaser trailer.

Six days before it was supposed to be released some dude with mad skills leaked the transformers teaser trailer, being smart Paramount decided not to fight the internet to get it removed and just released the higher quality version on the official website.

The trailer doesn't give a clear shot of a Transformer but is still really cool; I especially like the use of a real event in the story. As the cool transforming logo states the movie will be out on 07/04/07.

That's a Transformer... I guess.

  I knew that thing didn't crash.



Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer is out and also the first Transformer picture.

Today some big movie related media was released. First off the Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer premiered online at Apple Trailers. 

WARNING: The following (small text) could be counted as spoiler info for people who are not familiar with the Spider-Man story, but it's probably nothing new to those of you who have read some of the comics or seen the cartoons.

The teaser trailer is extremely cool and we do get a shot of black suit (Alien symbiote) Spidey but no villainous Venom in sight, though we do get a shot of Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) who is Venoms alter ego gracing us with a quite machiavellian "Parker"


 Spoiler Free

 Badass Eric Forman.

 Old meets new... cool.

Spider-Man 3 is still not due out for another 10.5 months (May 2007) which just plain sucks because this movie is going to kick so much arse you will have to have extra padded seats.


Second piece of geeky media, and ultimately boring when compared to the ubery-awesomeyness (That is now a word) of the Spidey trailer, is the first picture of a Transformer from the upcoming live-action Transformers movie. It is a photo of one of the full sized models built for some of the less action packed shots and for something the actors can act at, it is at a weird angle so not much can be seen but still cool neither the less.

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Superma.... WRONG!!!

The guys behind the Superman Returns official site must of realised (like me) that the best part of the trailers is when Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) yells "WRONG!!" into Lois Lane's (Kate Bosworth) face.

Check out the alterations to the official Superman Returns site here also for more of Lex check out this random internet thingy.

Also some awesome person has made Lego versions of both the teaser and theater trailers so check them out for a laugh.



Trailers, trailers and more trailers.

A slew of new trailers have been released over the week so I thought I will pick out the somewhat interesting ones.

The Groomsmen: Main reason this stood out was because I'm a big fan of John Leguizamo and Matthew Lillard so it's good to see them in a movie together. The Groomsmen seems to be your run of the mill sudo-dramedy with the main guys, Ed Burns, life changing from a young man and one of the boys to a husband and father. With quite a bit of talent in it, The Groomsmen looks like an entertaining movie.

The Night Listener: The new Robin Williams thriller, I'm not going to try and describe the plot because with thrillers there are usually heaps of twists and stuff when you see the full film. Also stars Australian actress Toni Collette.

The Puffy Chair: It's a low budget comedy that won a Sundance Film Festival award do I need to say more. Is it just me or do they seem to give those things away like candy?

Accepted: Hilarious looking teen comedy staring teen comedy sidekick Justin Long.

The Namesake: Kal Penn's (Kumar from Harold & Kumar) first romp into drama seems to be a good one with an interesting spin on the old plot about a young New York born Indian man trying to fit in both his world and his parents.

Barnyard: It's animated, which usually means it doesn't matter if it sucks, people will probably love it (Nemo haunts me). Though to this movies defence it does look somewhat amusing.

John Tucker Must Die: Several things to point out. Firstly this movie looks crap, secondly with exception of the numerous sudo-lesbian scenes, thirdly in the poster below the girls crack seems to have been completely air brushed off.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend: Interesting Idea and funny looking comedy staring Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman.

Scoop: The genius that is Woody Allen writing, directing and co-staring in this comedy with uber-Aussie Hugh Jackman and uber-Hottie Scarlett Johansson.


10/04/06 *Updated: 20/06/06*

World of Warcraft the movie.

Update: Recently a source has released that Steven Spielberg will be directing the World of Warcraft movie, now as cool as that is this is unfortunately just a rumour. The source has since disappeared and the fact that Spielberg currently has five movies in the works this rumour seems unlikely. World of Warcraft is set for a 2009 release. 

The buzz around town is that the insanely popular massively multiplayer online role playing game, World of Warcraft is being made into a movie.

Actually it's more than just buzz as Warner Brothers based production company Legendary Pictures has picked up the film rights to the game and will be developing a feature live-action film in conjunction with the games creators Blizzard Entertainment.

This is some cool news and if anyone can make a good Warcraft movie it's the guys from Legendary, who also worked with Warner Brothers to make Batman Begins and the upcoming Superman Returns.

You can check out Blizzards official press release here.


Talladega Nights trailer.

Thank the baby Jesus and Tom Cruise that the new trailer for Will Ferrell's new movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is out.

This hilarious trailer is just another addition to the long list of reasons why you should see this movie, currently the list is at:

1. From the creators of Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin

2. Will Ferrell.

3. This trailer.

Check out the trailer here, in Windows Media or Quicktime.


Peter Griffin's wise words to Harvard students.

I don't know what kind of guest speakers you guys had at your schools but I remember the wise words of the local Pharmacy owner and the amusing anecdotes of that guy who says he’s an actor but no one has any clue what show/movie he was in.

Well the students of Harvard University were given a treat when their guest speaker turned out to be voice actor and creator of the hit animated shows Family Guy and American Dad, Seth MacFarlane.

MacFarlane had the audience rolling on their backs with tears of laughter in their eyes as he gave them wise words, STD jokes and some of his more popular voices. He even has time to take a couple of jabs at South Park.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Peter Griffin

Part 3: Stewie Griffin

Part 4: Quagmire



Transformers, robots in the sky? 

The teaser poster for the upcomming live-action Transformers movie has been released and I think "cool" pretty much sums it up.

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I know I'm looking forward to this movie; my geekiness is cranked up to 10 and for just so many reasons.

1. If Michael Bay can do anything its epic action.

2. Dude, it's the Transformers.

3. Decent cast, I am a big fan of Michael Clark Ducan (The Green Mile, The Island), and the human star of the film Shia LaBeouf (Holes, I, Robot, Constantine).

4. Giant shinny robots!

5. So far the names of the actors voicing the robots haven't been released which I believe means they will use the original cast for at least some of the main characters, like Optimus.

6. With Tag lines like "There War, Our World" you know there’s going to be some bad ass robots smashing shit.

Also you can check out the official website that has an awesome animated version of the poster plus spooky music, as well as a timer counting down until the teaser trailer, approx. 25 days from today.



4th Superman Returns trailer. 

The 4th and probably last Superman Returns trailer aired with X-Men 3 this weekend and it's one of the best yet.

The 4th trailer shows more action and builds Lex Luthor up as the big threat in the movie. You can check out the trailer from YouTube or Yahoo Movies (Quicktime or Windows Media).


Snakes on a X-Men movie. 

The new teaser trailer for Snakes on a Plane is being shown in the U.S with X-Men 3: The Last Stand, so far it hasn't been officially released online but you can check out a cam of it here. Get ready for Sam Muthaf*ckn Jackson kicking Snake ass on August 18th.



X-Men: The Last Stand... before the next one.

The great folks over at TheMovieBlog have quite the scoop as it seems Fox Head Tom Rathman has confirmed there will be another X-Men sequal, despite calling the newly released movie "The Last Stand".

Rathman goes on to explain his reasoning behind the title, “It's the conclusion of this trilogy. These three movies work as a trilogy. These characters in this relationship, it's the culmination of that saga. It's the culmination and the resolution of those relationships laid out in the first two movies. That doesn't mean never, I would ever say never again, but I will say that this brings that saga to an end. It's quite the way the last Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, brought that trilogy to a conclusion in terms of those characters, that's what this movie does. It goes all the way back to the first one and rounds off and completes that three-part story”.



Holy flaming head!

Two new trailers for the upcoming comic book based and Nicolas Cage staring movie Ghost Rider have been released, and they look fairly cool.

The only problem I can see is the flaming skull effects look a bit weird, but to there defence that’s some extremely hard special effects to do. The rest of the effects, including the bad guys, look very cool. 

Biggest worry about this movie? It's directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Elektra). 

You can check out the two new trailers here.



Yet another new Superman Returns trailer.

The Superman promotion wagon is in full swing with yet another Superman Returns trailer released. This trailer doesn't show that much more than the previous ones but it does show more of the emotional side of the movie and also some cool action.

Check out the new trailer here.


Flushed Away trailer.

What do you get when Dreamworks (Shrek) and Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) get together and make a movie? You get the only decent looking animated movie in a while; Flushed Away.

Flushed Away is a  3D computer animated film staring uber Aussie Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Bill Nighy, and Shane Richie.

Check out the trailer over at the apple site, here



Mmm... Nachos.

Some new photos of Jack Black's new comedy Nacho Libre have been released and they easily add to my anticipation for this hilarious looking movie. For those of you who don't know, Nacho Libre is the story of a priest who becomes a Luchador (Mexican Wrestler) to raise money to save an orphanage.

 You can check out the previously released trailer here.



SNL Digital Shorts & The Lonely Island crew.

For those of you who haven't already seen them on the show, Saturday Night Live has been showing a series of skits called Digital Shorts, and they have been some of the funniest skits ever on the show. The most popular being the Lazy Sunday Rap and the Natalie Portman Rap.

The digital shorts are mostly the brain children of the comedic group The Lonely Island, constiting of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg writing for SNL, and Samberg also starring in them with other cast members and celebrities.

The Lonely Island crew also did several shorts for the website 

You can check out some of the SNL Digital Shorts from here:

Lazy Sunday

Natalie Portman



Laser Cats 

Young Chuck Norris (Internet Explorer only)

Close Talkers

The Tangent

My Testicals 


Lonely Island skits:


Episode 1: White Power (YouTube)

Episode 1: White Power (Quicktime - 32.6MB)

Episode 1: White Power (mpeg - 50MB)

Episode 2: Regarding Ardy (YouTube)

Episode 2: Regarding Ardy (Quicktime - 49MB)

Episode 2: Regarding Ardy (mpeg - 77MB)

The story of how they met Kiefer Sutherland. 


All the other Lonely Island skits are available at there website

The Lonely Island guys are currently working on Saturday Night Live and a movie called Hot Rod due in 2007.



Miami Vice trailer.

The trailer to the upcoming movie Miami Vice (loosely based on the TV show) is out and I think the movie looks cool as.  The director Michael Mann seems to have made it using a similar gritty action style to what he used in Collateral, which is good news as that movie quite good.

Check out the trailer or if you haven't already seen it the teaser trailer here.



First Superman Returns TV spot.

The first Superman Returns TV spot aired just the other day in the USA during a brand new episode of Smallville.

The TV spot is quite similar to the first teaser trailer that was released quite a while ago except there are a few quick glimpses of some action. 

Check out the TV spot below in whatever quality you want: 






Windows Media Player:





Real Media (People still use this?):






New Bond car.

Pictures of James Bond's new car in the upcoming Casino Royal have been released and it's a fine look machine.

Check out the Aston Martin DBS:



World of Warcraft the movie.

The buzz around town is that the insanely popular massively multiplayer online role playing game, World of Warcraft is being made into a movie.

Actually it's more than just buzz as Warner Brothers based production company Legendary Pictures has picked up the film rights to the game and will be developing a feature live-action film in conjunction with the games creators Blizzard Entertainment.

This is some cool news and if anyone can make a good Warcraft movie it's the guys from Legendary, who also worked with Warner Brothers to make Batman Begins and the upcoming Superman Returns.

You can check out Blizzards official press release here


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