Box Office Special - Bringing the Payne

Most of us have gotten pretty comfortable with the video game to movie adaptation. Sure, there's still some hurdles to overcome, but by and large directors are starting to figure out how to turn small-screen button-mashing into cinema that is at least watchable if not good. So while it seems that "Max Payne," the most recent in the long line of video game film adaptations, may not be particularly good, it was good enough to take home the top spot at the box office this weekend with a comfortable margin.

Hell Ride DVD Review

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"Bad-ass biker Pistolero (Larry Bishop) hits the road to avenge the killing of his lover Cherokee Kisum (Julia Jones) by a rival motorcycle gang the 666ers, along with his brother The Gent (Michael Madsen) and the mysterious Comanche (Eric Balfour)."

Okay folks, pay close attention here. What you're about to watch is what a mid life crisis is going to feel like when the time comes for you.

The Strangers DVD Review

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Episode 46 - "Quarantine"

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We're back after last week's technical issues and chatting about "Quarantine". Everyone's in good spirits, and we talk about everything from Pumpkin beer to my unhealthy affinity for Jennifer Carpenter.

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Horror Headlines 10/20/08

New "Saw V" tv spot. I've decided to embrace this film, even if it is in a totally ironic way. Hey, who am I to not embrace the de-facto "Friday the 13th" of this generation? That would be kind of hypocritical on my part.

Tiffany Shepis blogs from the "Night of the Demons" set. For serious people, how can you not love this girl?

Brett Ratner and his man boobs might be directing the "Conan" remake, currently in development over at Lions Gate. I really could care less about this news, but we all know I just report on these Ratner stories to piss Jon off.

Horror comedy about a depressed vampire called "Dead Sucks". Sounds interesting, but probably not as funny as "Dracula the Musical" from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". Come to think of it, that was probably the only funny thing about that movie.

Brad Pitt to star in futurized version of Homer's odyssey... I predict weed sales will skyrocket when this film comes out.

Pascal Laugier, director of the supposedly great French flick "Martyrs", is the latest name being bandied about to helm the "Hellraiser" remake. I have an idea, since this project seems cursed anyways, how about we don't remake it? I caught the original on TV a few weeks back, and I'm just not convinced that it can be done better. Am I a crotchety old, remake hating man? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

In Real People News: 

So this guy could handle his wife leaving him, that was okay. But when she changed her Facebook status to "single" just four days later, he decided it was time to hack her to pieces. Is there some kind of waiting period I'm not aware of?

The invisibility cloak is now just over 5 years away. I'm sure this has all kinds of military applications, but really I would just like one so I can nap at work without anyone seeing me. A modest goal I know, but one that's special to me nonetheless.

Recently declassified information from the British government states that in 1957, a 26 year old pilot was ordered to shoot down an aircraft carrier sized UFO, but the ship abruptly disappeared off his radar at 16,000km/h. The document was one of 19 declassified regarding similar incidents.

On this day in history: 

1977: En route to a gig at Louisiana State University, Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines are killed when their private plane runs out of fuel and crashes into a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Their record company MCA withdraws the flame-filled cover art for their ironically-named Street Survivors album.

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