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My top10+2 scariest movies

Posted in Geek Films with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Geek Tv

You’ll see that my top 10 list is mainly dominated by Stephen King adaptations. I might have forgotten some films but those are the ones that come to mind when I think of scary sh*t. Keep in mind I haven’t watched a lot of the classics, hence they didn’t make this list. I’ll try and compile a book list too but I guess most of it would be Poe and King so… 😛

  1. Silent Hill: “Look at me! I’m burning!” For the first time in my life I was ready to get up and leave the theatre. It was so good though that I sat there and kept watching. And then I bought the DVD.
  2. Recycle: I didn’t really understand the whole lot of it but it was pretty fraked up and scary, the way only the Pang bros can do it.
  3. Rosemary’s baby: The book was way creepier but it was the movie that made me swear I would NEVER have children. I changed my mind later of course but I was scarred for several years.
  4. Salem’s Lot: Again, the book was scarier but the movie really really deserves a spot on my list. Somehow, even for a vampire lover like me, a whole town of vampires (and not at all like the fairy twitlike ones) isn’t a very pleasant thought
  5. Child’s Play: Oh you bet I locked all my humanoid dolls in the attic after this… I wonder why my mum let me watch all this sh*t 😛
  6. 28 Days later: “Hi, I’m your neighbour. I’m gonna rip you apart now, k?” Yep. Scary as frak.
  7. Alien Films (ALL of them): ALIEN. FRAKING ALIEN. FRIGGING FRAKING ALIEN. I think I told you before that I LOATHE the “Alien” franchise not for any other reason than that I watched it very young and it gave me plenty of nightmares/made me scream my head off in a full theater *dies of embarassment*
  8. The Shining: Surprisingly, NOT the Stanley Kubrick version but the 1997 one. Although Jacko was fantastic as Jack Torrance (again the book… brrrr) I really disliked Shelley Duvall as Wendy. I really adored the mini series version though. King’s books are way better as mini series because they NEED the amount of detail the horror master puts in his writings.
  9. The Mist: “There’s something in the mist. Shut the doors!”  Monsters in the mist?Frak yeah ! Thank you Mr. King for another sleepless night.
  10. Pan’s Labyrinth: When you expet a fairytale and you get this, it’s fairly certain you’ll sh*t bricks 😛
  11. Kingdom Hospital: Again a mini series but it was so good it actually made me freak out when my husband started talking in his sleep. I thought he was possessed :Pp
  12. Godsend: For some reason this movie scared me to the point of hiding under the blanket. I still have no clue why.

 

Of course the scariest movies I’ve ever watched were Twitlight, Epic Movie and Dungeons& Dragons. But those were scary the bad way. They were so crappy that I almost cried myself to sleep. Clicking the links above might make your computer shut down in protest.

Which are the movies that scared you the most?

Geek-O-Lanterns

Posted in Battlestar galactica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Doctor who, Games, Geek Films, Geekery, Joss Whedon/Whedonverse, Stargate, The X-Files with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Geek Tv

This is Halloween, this is halloween pumpkins scream in the dead of night!

Well, my country doesn’t celebrate Halloween so this is just another boring Sunday around here which has fraked up my bio-clock due to daylight saving time change -.- Anyway, this is a good opportunity to admire the hardwork that went into these Jack-o-lanterns. Enjoy!

PS- If any of you has carved a nice sci-fi pumpkin leave a comment and I’ll feature you too!

And the award of the geekiest pumpkins out there goes to these two guys:

Darth Vader: Now On Sale!

Posted in Geek Films with tags , , , , on October 29, 2010 by Geek Tv

Are you a wealthy nerd? Have you always dreamed of owning one of the original Darth Vader costumes, but lacked the Jedi skill to infiltrate and acquire one from Skywalker Ranch? Well my young Padawan, have I got some news for you!

Christie’s London is set to auction one of the original Vader costumes worn by David Prowse in “The Empire Strikes Back” this week, with bidding to start at a meager £230,000 (about $366,600). Talk about a steal! A portion of the final sale will be donated to Cancer Research UK, so place your bids now and remember: may the force be with you!

Source: Mirror UK, via The Daily What

The Hobbit Stays In New Zealand

Posted in Geek Films, Geek literature, The Hobbit with tags , , , on October 28, 2010 by Geek Tv

Source

The night is darkest ere the dawn… and dawn has ever been the hope of Men!

After days of closed door talks between New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Warner Bros. executives, the verdict is out today:

THE HOBBIT WILL BE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND.

Mr.John Key has only minutes ago announced at a press conference in the Beehive theaterette that Sir Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films will indeed be filmed in New Zealand.

Media outlets have yet to post links to any videos… but stay tuned to TORn for updates as more of the good news makes its way on to the interweb.

TODAY IS A PROUD DAY FOR KIWIS… AND A JOYOUS ONE FOR FANS AROUND THE WORLD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ONE AND ALL.

For a sample of how news organizations around the world are reporting here are some links: CNN, TVNZ, Bloomberg and ABC to name just a few. Video of the announcement has been extremely slow to load. Peter Jackson’s team hasn’t released a statement yet but is expected to.

Scream Awards 2010: Winners

Posted in Geek Films, True Blood with tags , , on October 23, 2010 by Geek Tv

Inception

The Ultimate Scream, Best Sci-fi movie, Best sci-fi Actor (Leonardo Di Caprio), Best Supporting Actor (Joseph Grodon-Levitt), Best Male Breakout Performance (Tom Hardy), Fight Scene of the year (Anti gravity Hotel fight),

Zombieland

Best Horror Movie, Best Cameo (Bill Murray), Best Ensemble

True Blood

Best TV Show, Best Horror Actress (Anna Paquin), Best Horror Actor (Alex Skårsgard), Holy sh*t scene of the year (Lorena/Bill sex scene)

Avatar

Best Director (James Cameron), 3D Top 3, Best FX

Shutter Island

Best Scream-play (Laeta Kalogridis)

Iron Man 2

Best scifi actress (Scarlet Johansson), Best Villain (Mickey Rourke), Best Super Hero (Robert Downey Jr)

Alice in Wonderland

Best supporting actress (Anne Hathaway)

Kick-Ass

Best Female Breakout Performance (Chloë Grace Moretz), Best Comic Book Movie

LOST

Best Tv performance (Matthew Fox)

 

Source: http://www.spike.com/event/scream/page/vote/category/39440/ultimate-scream

Peter Jackson Sets First Names For ‘The Hobbit’

Posted in Geek Films, Geek literature with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2010 by Geek Tv

By Mike Fleming at Deadline.com: BREAKING: While Peter Jackson and Warner Bros are figuring out where they’ll shoot back-to-back installments of The Hobbit, Jackson has begun to set his cast for the ambitious projects that will begin shooting in February for release in December 2012, and 2013. As Deadline told you last week, Martin Freeman is set to play Bilbo Baggins, the adventurous Hobbit whose adventures and discovery of the One Ring leads the story up to The Lord of the Rings. Freeman has appeared in films ranging from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Hot Fuzz to Love Actually.

Jackson has cast several other significant Dwarf characters.

Richard Armitage (MI-5 and Captain America: The First Avenger) will play Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon. Aidan Turner (Being Human) and Robert Kazinsky (EastEnders) will play Kili and Fili, members of the Company of Dwarves. Graham McTavish (Secretariat) will play Dwalin, John Callen (Power Rangers Jungle Fury) will play Oin; Stephen Hunter (All Saints) will play Bombur, and Mark Hadlow (King Kong) plays Dori, while Peter Hambleton (The Strip) will play Gloin.

That casting has just beginning, and there will be much more. Word is that Jimmy Nesbitt and David Tennant are up for roles, and that Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are expected to reprise Gandalf and Gollum. Stephen Fry, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Nighy is a possible participant as the voice of Smaug the Dragon, and Aiden Turner is in contention for the Elf King.

“Despite the various rumours and speculation surround this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us,” Peter Jackson said. There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin. He is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave–exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit.”

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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