Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Paranormal thrills on tap when The Conjuring arrives onto Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital download on October 22

// October 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Things will go bump in the night when “The Conjuring” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 22 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director James Wan, “The Conjuring” follows a pair of paranormal investigators who help a family haunted by a demonic force, only to find themselves trapped in […]

Hollywood movie special effects – amazing collection of green screen (chroma key) before and after shots

// October 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Hollywood green screen (chroma key compositing or chroma keying) special effects were introduced in the 1930’s as a “blue screen” or “travelling matte” special effect created by Larry Butler (who won an Academy Award for the blue screen special effects in The Thief of Bagdad). Rudimentary, crude, and time consuming, blue screen special effects were […]

Gravity movie is even more fun when we spot, and explain, the scientific inaccuracies portrayed in the movie

// October 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

I loved the movie Gravity! The photography was beautiful and the 3D imagery phenomenal to experience. George Clooney was great (while he lasted) and Sandra bullock a pleasant wonder to watch (as always). Still, I couldn’t help but wonder how accurate the portrayal of the space environment really was. As it turns out, the physics […]

Ender’s Game movie (2013) – status watch

// May 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Ender’s Game (2013), based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card, began pre-production on November 18, 2011 with a scheduled release date of October 25, 2013 in the UK and November 1, 2013 in the United States. The movie was directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins, Wolverine) and produced by Robert Chartoff (Rocky) and […]

Carrie, third installment of the Stephen King classic, promises to be a more faithful adoption of the book

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

At some point you gotta say, “enough is enough”. But not just yet! The third Carrie installment is looking like it could be the one that knocks it out of the park. Word is that this installment will be a much more faithful adoption of the original book by the master of horror, Stephen King. […]

Amazon announces six new comedy series pilots

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Amazon announced yesterday that its film production arm, Amazon Studios, is producing six comedy series pilots that could become full-season productions if the pilots are well received by viewers. The comedy series were created by a mix of established writers such as Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Principato-Young (Reno 911), and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), as […]

Riddick movie (2013) – status watch – latest news

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Universal Pictures’ movie Riddick, starring Van Diesel as the shining-eyed Richard B. Riddick, is scheduled to be released September 6, 2013. Riddick began filming in January 2012 in Montreal, Canada (after being shut down temporarily in 2011 due to lack of funding). Riddick has been the antihero of four previous films in the Riddick series, […]

“Decay” – watch free full-length zombie movie made by physicists and filmed at Large Hadron Collider

// December 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Decay, a newly released movie filmed by Luke Thompson, a University of Manchester physics Ph.D. student and first-time filmmaker, was shot on location at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. It’s a low-budget “B-horror” film but the dark corridors at LHC give it a pretty eerie vibe and make it a pretty interesting watch. Set at the […]

Oblivion movie [2013] – status watch – latest news

// December 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Andrea Riseborough, is an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of Tron: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey […]

Anonymous movie”We are Legion” now available, DRM free download of course, online for $9.99

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

We are Legion: the Story of the Hacktivists, takes you inside the complex counter-culture and history of the collective hacker group known as Anonymous. It is available now on iTunes and the We are Legion website for $9.99 using a credit card or your Amazon account. Don’t expect to pay using PayPal though. In typical […]

70-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to role of Conan in newly announced Legend of Conan movie

// October 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to the role of Conan the Barbarian in Universal Pictures upcoming The Legend of Conan flick. Schwarzenegger will be reunited with Universal under the ‘supervision’ of Fredrik Malmberg as a producer, while Chris Morgan will possibly write the script. According to producer Fredrik Malmberg, the story will pick up where […]

Iron Man 3 (2013) – status watch – latest news [VIDEO]

// October 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Iron Man 3, produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, began production in May 2012 and will be released to theaters on May 3, 2013. The movie was referred to as Caged Heat early in production in order to hide details on the filming. The movie was filmed in primarily in North Carolina. The […]

Upcoming horror drama Mama to be released 1/18/2013 – very creepy trailer

// October 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Mama, the upcoming 2013 horror drama directed by Andres Muschietti from a screenplay by Muschetti, Barbara Muschetti and Neil Cross, is scheduled to be released on 1/18/2013. The movie is based on a two-shot Spanish short of the same name and stars Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones). The just-released trailer […]

Evil Dead (2013) status watch – latest news

// October 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for […]

The stages of motion picture development and the odd movie lingo that goes with it

// October 8th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

On Geek Slop, you often hear us mention movies being “in development” or “pre-production” stages, but what do these movie terms really mean? Filmmaking or film production consists of four steps that define the process of making a movie – development, pre-production, production, and post-production. Each of these stages is discussed in detail below.

Funniest movie death scene ever

// October 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

Last week I gave you the worst movie death scene ever. This week I present the worlds funniest movie death scene. It sounds paradoxical but watch as this guy gets punched, bit by a snake (a non-venomous snake for the sure eyed viewers), kicked, head banged into a wall, whacked on the head with a […]