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Scream 2010 Nominees

Posted in Comics, Geek Films, Geekery with tags , , on October 17, 2010 by Geek Tv

Here are the nominees for Scream 2010. WInners will be revealed on Oct. 19th: ( I still don’t understand how Twitlight, Alice in Wonderland Avatar and Iron Man  (to mention a few) got mixed up in this but oh well)

Ultimate Scream
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
“Lost”
“True Blood”
Twitlight: Eclipse
Zombieland

Best Science Fiction Movie
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Predators
The Road

Best Fantasy Movie
Alice in Wonderland
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Kick-Ass
Toy Story 3
Twitlight: Eclipse
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Horror Movie
The Crazies
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Paranormal Activity
Shutter Island
Thirst
Zombieland

Best TV Show
“Dexter”
“Doctor Who”
“Lost”
“True Blood”
“V”

Best Director
Neill Blomkamp – District 9
Tim Burton – Alice in Wonderland
James Cameron – Avatar
Roland Emmerich – 2012
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Martin Scorsese – Shutter Island

Best Scream-Play
Neill Blomkamp – District 9
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman – Kick-Ass
Laeta Kalogridis – Shutter Island
Michael Arndt – Toy Story 3
Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese – Zombieland

Best Fantasy Actress
Cate Blanchett in Robin Hood
Lily Cole in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass
Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones
Kristen Stewart in Twitlight: Eclipse
Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland

Best Fantasy Actor
Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass
Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland
Tom Hanks in Toy Story 3
Aaron Johnson in Kick-Ass
Taylor Lautner in Twitlight: Eclipse
Robert Pattinson in Twitlight: Eclipse

Best Science Fiction Actress
Scarlott Johansson in Iron Man 2
Mila Kunis in The Book of Eli
Evangeline Lilly in “Lost”
Ellen Page in Inception
Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2
Zoe Saldana in Avatar

Best Science Fiction Actor
Sharlto Copley in District 9
Leonardo Dicaprio in Inception
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2
Matthew Fox in “Lost”
Josh Holloway in “Lost”
Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli

Best Horror Actress
Julie Benz in “Dexter”
Emily Blunt in The Wolfman (2010)
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
Milla Jovovich in The Fourth Kind
Anna Paquin in “True Blood”
Emma Stone in Zombieland

Best Horror Actor
Leonardo Dicaprio in Shutter Island
Michael C. Hall in “Dexter”
Woody Harrelson in Zombieland
Stephen Moyer in “True Blood”
Timothy Olyphant in The Crazies
Alexander Skarsgård in “True Blood”

Best Villain
Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kruegar – A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Steven Lang as Col. Miles Quaritch – Avatar
Dieter Laser as Dr. Joseph Heiter – The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
John Lithgow as The Trinity Killer – “Dexter”
Terry O’Quinn as John Locke/Smoke Monster – “Lost”
Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko – Iron Man 2

Best Superhero
Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy – Kick-Ass
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 2
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass – Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl – Kick-Ass
Zachary Quinto as Sylar – Heroes
Tom Welling as Clark Kent – Smallville

Best Supporting Actress
Abigail Breslin in Zombieland
Jennifer Carpenter in “Dexter”
Marion Cotillard in Inception
Anne Hathaway in Alice in Wonderland
Yunjin Kim in “Lost”
Sigourney Weaver in Avatar

Best Supporting Actor
Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2
Sir Ben Kingsley in Shutter Island
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Inception
Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Kick-Ass
Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island
Sam Trammell in “True Blood”

Breakout Performance – Female
Deborah Ann Woll – “True Blood”
Gemma Arterton – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Morena Baccarin – “V”
Lyndsy Fonseca – Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass
Mia Wasikowska – Alice in Wonderland

Breakout Performance – Male
Sharlto Copley – District 9
Andrew Garfield – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Tom Hardy – Inception
Aaron Johnson – Kick-Ass
Xavier Samuel – Twitlight: Eclipse
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road

Best Cameo
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Inception
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Iron Man 2
Zombieland

Best Ensemble
Inception
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
“Lost”
“True Blood”
Zombieland

Most Memorable Mutilation
Saw VI #1
Saw VI #2
“True Blood”
Inglourious Basterds
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead

Fight Scene of the Year
The Losers
Inception
Kick-Ass
Iron Man 2
Avatar
Clash of the Titans (2010)

Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year
Kick-Ass
2012
Splice
Inception
“True Blood”
Inception

3-D Top Three
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar
Toy Story 3

Best F/X
2012
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Zombieland

Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel
Asterios Polyp
Blackest Night
The Boys
Chew
Parker: The Hunter
Scapled
The Walking Dead

Best Comic Book Writer
Jason Aaron
Darwyn Cooke
Garth Ennis
Geoff Johns
Robert Kirkman
Mike Mignola

Best Comic Book Artist
Charlie Adlard – The Walking Dead
Darwyn Cooke – Parker: The Hunter
Fabio Moon – BPRD: 1947, Sugershock
Frank Quitely – Batman and Robin, Batman
Jill Thompson – Beasts of Burden
JH Williams III – Detective Comics, Batwoman: Elegy

Best Comic Book Movie
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
The Losers

The Scream Awards is an award show dedicated to the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres of feature films. Originally only having Scream Queen and Heroic Performance awards for actors, the personnel awards have expanded to include actors and actresses of all three recognized genres. In addition, comic books awards were also given and have been recently expanded. It is broadcast on Spike TV and has been branded in the past as the Spike TV Scream Awards.

Recently, the show has become labeled simply Scream with the respective year, i.e. Scream 2009. The show was created by executive producers Michael Levitt, Cindy Levitt, and Casey Patterson.

Here are the nominees: ( I still don’t understand how Twitlight, Alice in Wonderland Avatar and Iron Man  (to mention a few) got mixed up in this but oh well)

Ultimate Scream
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
“Lost”
“True Blood”
Twitlight: Eclipse
Zombieland

Best Science Fiction Movie
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Predators
The Road

Best Fantasy Movie
Alice in Wonderland
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Kick-Ass
Toy Story 3
Twitlight: Eclipse
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Horror Movie
The Crazies
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Paranormal Activity
Shutter Island
Thirst
Zombieland

Best TV Show
“Dexter”
“Doctor Who”
“Lost”
“True Blood”
“V”

Best Director
Neill Blomkamp – District 9
Tim Burton – Alice in Wonderland
James Cameron – Avatar
Roland Emmerich – 2012
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Martin Scorsese – Shutter Island

Best Scream-Play
Neill Blomkamp – District 9
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman – Kick-Ass
Laeta Kalogridis – Shutter Island
Michael Arndt – Toy Story 3
Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese – Zombieland

Best Fantasy Actress
Cate Blanchett in Robin Hood
Lily Cole in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass
Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones
Kristen Stewart in Twitlight: Eclipse
Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland

Best Fantasy Actor
Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass
Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland
Tom Hanks in Toy Story 3
Aaron Johnson in Kick-Ass
Taylor Lautner in Twitlight: Eclipse
Robert Pattinson in Twitlight: Eclipse

Best Science Fiction Actress
Scarlott Johansson in Iron Man 2
Mila Kunis in The Book of Eli
Evangeline Lilly in “Lost”
Ellen Page in Inception
Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2
Zoe Saldana in Avatar

Best Science Fiction Actor
Sharlto Copley in District 9
Leonardo Dicaprio in Inception
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2
Matthew Fox in “Lost”
Josh Holloway in “Lost”
Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli

Best Horror Actress
Julie Benz in “Dexter”
Emily Blunt in The Wolfman (2010)
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
Milla Jovovich in The Fourth Kind
Anna Paquin in “True Blood”
Emma Stone in Zombieland

Best Horror Actor
Leonardo Dicaprio in Shutter Island
Michael C. Hall in “Dexter”
Woody Harrelson in Zombieland
Stephen Moyer in “True Blood”
Timothy Olyphant in The Crazies
Alexander Skarsgård in “True Blood”

Best Villain
Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kruegar – A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Steven Lang as Col. Miles Quaritch – Avatar
Dieter Laser as Dr. Joseph Heiter – The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
John Lithgow as The Trinity Killer – “Dexter”
Terry O’Quinn as John Locke/Smoke Monster – “Lost”
Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko – Iron Man 2

Best Superhero
Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy – Kick-Ass
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 2
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass – Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl – Kick-Ass
Zachary Quinto as Sylar – Heroes
Tom Welling as Clark Kent – Smallville

Best Supporting Actress
Abigail Breslin in Zombieland
Jennifer Carpenter in “Dexter”
Marion Cotillard in Inception
Anne Hathaway in Alice in Wonderland
Yunjin Kim in “Lost”
Sigourney Weaver in Avatar

Best Supporting Actor
Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2
Sir Ben Kingsley in Shutter Island
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Inception
Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Kick-Ass
Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island
Sam Trammell in “True Blood”

Breakout Performance – Female
Deborah Ann Woll – “True Blood”
Gemma Arterton – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Morena Baccarin – “V”
Lyndsy Fonseca – Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass
Mia Wasikowska – Alice in Wonderland

Breakout Performance – Male
Sharlto Copley – District 9
Andrew Garfield – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Tom Hardy – Inception
Aaron Johnson – Kick-Ass
Xavier Samuel – Twitlight: Eclipse
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road

Best Cameo
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Inception
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Iron Man 2
Zombieland

Best Ensemble
Inception
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
“Lost”
“True Blood”
Zombieland

Most Memorable Mutilation
Saw VI #1
Saw VI #2
“True Blood”
Inglourious Basterds
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead

Fight Scene of the Year
The Losers
Inception
Kick-Ass
Iron Man 2
Avatar
Clash of the Titans (2010)

Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year
Kick-Ass
2012
Splice
Inception
“True Blood”
Inception

3-D Top Three
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar
Toy Story 3

Best F/X
2012
Avatar
District 9
Inception
Iron Man 2
Zombieland

Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel
Asterios Polyp
Blackest Night
The Boys
Chew
Parker: The Hunter
Scapled
The Walking Dead

Best Comic Book Writer
Jason Aaron
Darwyn Cooke
Garth Ennis
Geoff Johns
Robert Kirkman
Mike Mignola

Best Comic Book Artist
Charlie Adlard – The Walking Dead
Darwyn Cooke – Parker: The Hunter
Fabio Moon – BPRD: 1947, Sugershock
Frank Quitely – Batman and Robin, Batman
Jill Thompson – Beasts of Burden
JH Williams III – Detective Comics, Batwoman: Elegy

Best Comic Book Movie
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
The Losers

The Scream Awards is an award show dedicated to the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres of feature films. Originally only having Scream Queen and Heroic Performance awards for actors, the personnel awards have expanded to include actors and actresses of all three recognized genres. In addition, comic books awards were also given and have been recently expanded. It is broadcast on Spike TV and has been branded in the past as the Spike TV Scream Awards.

Recently, the show has become labeled simply Scream with the respective year, i.e. Scream 2009. The show was created by executive producers Michael Levitt, Cindy Levitt, and Casey Patterson.

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Stephen King explains how to make vampires ‘scary again’

Posted in Comics, Geek literature with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by Geek Tv

The horror master offers tips on how to re-inject some bite into a genre ‘hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance’

Here’s what vampires shouldn’t be: pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and work only at night; lovelorn southern gentlemen; anorexic teenage girls; boy-toys with big dewy eyes,” writes Stephen King in the introduction to his move into original comic book writing, American Vampire. “What should they be? Killers, honey. Stone killers who never get enough of that tasty Type-A. Bad boys and girls. Hunters. In other words, Midnight America. Red, white and blue, accent on the red. Those vamps got hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance.”

King has clearly got a bit of a thing against the waves of romantically inclined vampires that have been proving so popular in recent years – in the past, he’s hit out particularly at Stephenie Meyer’s Twitlight books and the yearning teen romance that fills them. “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good,” he said last year.

If you’ve been following by blog, you know that I wholeheartdely agree. I mean people have judged me on being a hypocrite because I like Harry Potter (but not Twitlight) but to be honest, JKR actually took the time to learn to write and she delivered a pretty damn good story. I also enjoyed reading the Vampire Diaries, despite them starting extremely boring and with an annoying protagonist, the characters developed and the plot was pretty good. Still I would recommend the Show instead 😛

American Vampire which is out next month is a fresh take on the vampire myth, producing a particularly American version which isn’t bothered by sunlight, sports rattlesnake fangs, and kicks the arse out of its tired European creators. “It’s all about giving back the teeth that the current ‘sweetie-vamp’ craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. It’s about making them scary again,” writes King. “Skinner Sweet [his American vamp] really sucks, and man, that’s a good thing.”

Coming from a man whose Vampire book Salem’s Lot gave me nightmares at 17 (SEVENTEEN!) this is a very good thing! I can’t wait to order my American Vampire copy :3

Edward James Olmos working on Battlestar Galactica sequel

Posted in Battlestar galactica, Comics with tags , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by Geek Tv
Edward James Olmos working on Battlestar Galactica sequel

What do you mean you haven’t watched the whole thing yet? What takes you so long? *cough* says me who  just finished watching a month ago 😐

Anyway, if you’ve watched it you know it’s one of -if not THE- best sci-fi shows in the history of scifi. And I’m on the side that believes it is THE best, that’s why the following news make my heart skip happily ^^ Thanks to Amy for sharing it first!

According to Edward James Olmos, we WILL find out what happened to William Adama after the events of the Battlestar Galactica series finale, because he’s at work on a sequel we’ll all get to see “pretty soon.”

While discussing his film Selena during Hispanic Heritage Month, the conversation (as you might expect) eventually came around to BSG, and Olmos said:

“I’m going to go there. I’m going to go there in a graphic novel. Pretty soon I hope. I don’t know. It just depends on whether people can get behind it and understand it for what it is. I think people will. …”I want to know what he’s doing right now, don’t you? I kind of was left with him sitting about to build his cabin, so God almighty I’d like to know what’s happening to him right now. In many moments throughout the day, I’ll think, ‘I wonder what he’s doing? What the heck is he up to? What the heck are those people up to?’ Here they were 200,000 years ago on this earth. They came from the experience that they came from. All I can tell you is: aren’t you guys curious as to what happened to them?”

Even though Olmos promised his graphic novel take on BSG “pretty soon,” it may take a while yet, because the actor is still in the process of finding the artist to collaborate with, but whenever he pulls this project off, we’re there. How about you?

via blastr.com

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman coming to TV at last?

Posted in Comics with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by Geek Tv

Rumor has it someone might actually get to make a Sandman TV series: Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Odd? Yes. Brilliant? Maybe. There are just two things we need to know.

Heat Vision broke the news that:

Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of acquiring television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s comic. At the top of the list is Eric Kripke, creator of the CW’s horror-tinged “Supernatural.”

We’re extremely torn over this. While we worship Kripke’s Supernatural, Gaiman’s Sandman is law. Could it work? Sure. But there are two things we need answered about this bit of news, to solidify our excitement. First and foremost, is Gaiman involved?

As of right now, it’s being reported that, “The author is not involved in the new developments, though since it is early in the process, that may change.” Fair enough. We really hope this series gets his blessing, or even better his extensive input. We have a firm “Not Without Neil” stance on this.

We know that DC has been careful to seek the advice of Gaiman when dabbling with their Death and DC comic crossovers. Hopefully Warner Brothers TV won’t be any different.

Our second question is: What station would this air on? Today’s television has been top notch, to be sure, and as everyone’s noticed, you can get away with a whole lot more on cable these days. Sandman belongs on cable. Thankfully THR is quick to point out that Gaiman was actually fairly involved in the abortive James Mangold HBO series. That’s got both HBO and Neil in the mix. Let’s all hope that DC stayed on good terms with HBO after that series eventually fell by the wayside.

Gaiman’s Sandman has been on Hollywood’s radar for years and they’ve never really been able to seal the deal and make this project work. Everyone has wanted to make it, the most recent being Stardust/Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn. But Gaiman’s involvement, a cable channel and Kripke could prove a winning combination for Sandman. We remain cautiously optimistic.

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Superman Saves Family. In Real Life!

Posted in Comics, Geekery with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by Geek Tv

A struggling family facing foreclosure has stumbled upon what is considered to be the Holy Grail of comic books in their basement – a fortuitous find that could fetch upwards of a quarter million dollars at auction.

A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first in which Superman ever appeared, was discovered as they went about the painful task of packing up a home that had been in the family since at least the 1950s. The couple, who live in the South with their children, asked to remain anonymous.

“The bank was about ready to foreclose,” said Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of ComicConnect.com and Metropolis Comics and Collectibles in New York. “Literally, this family was in tears. The family home was going to be lost and they’re devastated. They can’t figure out a way out of this. They start packing things up. They go into the basement and start sifting through boxes – trying to find packing boxes – and they stumble on eight or nine comic books.”

Most of the comic books in the box were worth between $10 and $30 but one – dated June 1938 and depicting the Man of Steel lifting a car above his head – was extremely rare. That issue, which originally sold for 10 cents, is considered to have ushered in the age of the superhero.

“It’s a tremendous piece of American pop culture history,” Zurzolo said. The couple learned online that ComicConnect.com had brokered the record-breaking sales of Action No. 1 copies for $1 million in February and then $1.5 million one month later. They immediately texted a cell phone picture to the firm’s co-owner, Stephen Fishler.

“You couldn’t have asked for a happier ending,” Zurzolo said. “Superman saved the day.”

‘True Blood,’ Joss Whedon lead Comic-Con Friday

Posted in Comics, Joss Whedon/Whedonverse, True Blood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by Geek Tv
Are you a fan of vampires, Joss Whedon or Joss Whedon alumnae? If so, the Comic-Con schedule for Friday, July 23 should make you very, very, very happy.
After a relatively light Thursday schedule on the TV side, Comic-Con has announced a Friday schedule that will force small screen fanatics to run hither and yon across the San Diego Convention Center to catch even a few highlights.
Obviously the big tickets for Friday are in Ballroom 20, including an hour-long conversation with Mr. Whedon himself and then the sure-to-be passionate panel for HBO’s “True Blood.” Whedon devotees will also be able to catch David Boreanaz, Summer Glau, Seth Green and Morena Baccarin on various panels throughout the day.
Friday is also highlighted by a wide assortment of TV animation panels, two different new shows from Steven Spielberg (but no Spielberg) and, for the wee ones, the first-ever Comic-Con panel for “Yo Gabba Gabba!”
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Comic-Con Day One: From Cera to Stallone

Posted in Anime, Array, Comics, Geek Films, Geek literature, Geekery on July 9, 2010 by Geek Tv

Comic-Con 2010 begins on Thursday, July 22, and the first day’s presentations were announced this morning. It’s an epic day of celebrity epicness, and it’s just under two weeks away.

Taking a look at the movie announcements, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World seems to have one-upped the first-day competition. Mere weeks after the movie’s ace international trailer blew away the summer movie competition like so many evil ex-boyfriends, Universal and the Pilgrim team have a personalized gift in store for fans: customized t-shirts by Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, and director Edgar Wright will be created “somewhere in the Gaslamp district” for those of us who love to swarm around celebrities. Of course, the movie will have a standard presentation in Hall H the same day. It’s a cute move, even if it sounds like a craft moment brought to us by Paper Heart. »

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