2011
12.19

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Sonya Walger (“LOST”) and Jennifer Carpenter (”Dexter”) star opposite John Cusack (The Raven) in the Morgan O’Neill-directed serial killer drama The Factory. The Warner Bros. film started its limited theatrical run today.

The film’s synopsis reads:

Detective Mike Fletcher (Cusack), a rugged and obsessive police officer, and his partner, Kelsey Walker (Carpenter), are on the trial of a serial killer who prowls the streets targeting young streetwalkers.

When his teenage daughter disappears, Fletcher discovers that the killer has kidnapped her after mistaking her for a prostitute. Fletcher’s obsession goes into overdrive when he drops all professional restraint to get the killer and save his daughter.

So his teenage daughter is mistaken for a prostitute? How skanky is that ho dressing? I dunno. If your daughter is dressing up like a hooker every night, maybe it ain’t so bad that she get taken by a serial killer. A funeral is probably cheaper than raising her bastard kid for 18-years.

The Factory costars Mae Whitman (”Arrested Development”), Michael Trevino (“The Vampire Diaries”), Katherine Waterson (The Stare), Cas Anvar (Source Code), Dallas Roberts (The Grey) and stunners Ksenia Solo (Black Swan) and Cindy Sampson (”The Supernatural”).

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter is best known for her role as Lt. Debra Morgan on the Showtime series “Dexter.” Her previous creds include star turns in 2008’s Quarantine and 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She’ll next be seen in the Amanda Seyfried serial killer vehicle Gone.

Sonya Walger played Penelope Widmore, future wife and constant of Desmond Hume, on ABC’s “LOST” and Dr. Olivia Benford on the network’s post “LOST” offering “FlashForward.” The pretty 37-year-old Brit also starred on Fox’s “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”

2011
12.19

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The demigods over at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have unleashed a Wrath of the Titans trailer guaranteed to blow up your skirt. A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster remake Clash of the Titans, the fantasy-actioner finds Perseus battling Titans freed from their underworld prisons.

Wrath of the Titans is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, and Danny Huston as Poseidon. New faces include Edgar Ramirez as Ares, Toby Kebbell as Argenor, and Rosamund Pike as warrior queen Andromeda.

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2011
12.19

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ with a New Mayhem-Filled Trailer!

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Warner Bros. has released a new 2-minute-plus trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in his Batman saga. The new footage provides a first look at Cat Woman (Anne Hathaway) and hints at villain Bane’s (Tom Hardy) disdain for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Dark Knight also stars Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Nestor Carbonell and, of course, Christian Bale as the Batman. It arrives in theaters on July 20, 2012.

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2011
12.19

Superhero Babes Featured in Provocative Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign!

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The Associação da Luta Contra o Cancer (ALCC) in Mozambique, Africa is coming under-fire for using Ad agency DDB’s provocative artist renderings of DC and Marvel superheroes in their breast cancer awareness print campaign.

The ads, which DDB did not license from DC and Marvel (hence the omission of their faces), feature Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Storm (pictured above), and She-Hulk examining their large perfect animated breasts for abnormalities.

The ads are being called sexist and juvenile, and the ALCC criticized for not using real Mozambican women in their campaign. But, supporters of the ads state that doing so would be like asking people to care about saving the tuna or any other ugly animal (or, so I imagine them stating).

2011
12.17

Milla Jovovich & Sienna Guillory Wish You an Evil Christmas!

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Milla Jovovich and Sienna Guillory have got a Christmas greeting for Resident Evil fans. Shot on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment in the popular franchise, the clip  features the sexy starlets putting an evil  twist to a popular carol.

Resident Evil: Retribution finds Jovovich and Guillory reprising their roles as Alice and Jill Valentine, respectively. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and is slated for release on Sept. 14, 2012.

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2011
12.17

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“Camelot’s” Eva Green is nearing a deal to star in the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures 300: Rise of an Empire. The 31-year-old Paris-born actress will play Artemisia, the golden goddess who leads Persian king Xerxes into battle against Athenian general Themistokles.

Original 300 director Zach Snyder returns as producer and cowriter on a script based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Noam Murro (Smart People) will helm the project, which is set to shoot early next year.

Green, best known for playing Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royal and sorceress Morgan Le Fay on the Starz short-lived series “Camelot,” will next be seen as witch Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton’s big-screen adaptation of the 1966 TV goth soap “Dark Shadows.”

2011
12.16

Cool Beans: ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ Has a Teaser!

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A teaser-trailer for Bryan Singer’s (X-Men) 3-D fantasy-adventure Jack the Giant Killer has hit the web. The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production is a dark re-imagining of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” fable.

Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) plays Jack, the young farmhand who inadvertently opens a gateway to a world of giants eager to take control of the earth. Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) is the runaway princess he falls for and must rescue from the behemoths.

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I’m digging the trailer, but I hope Singer has at least one of the giants whip out his beanstalk to pee on the humans. It would make for an amazing flood sequence—like the opening to Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter.

Just an idea.

Jack the Giant Killer also stars Ewan McGregor as head of the king’s elite guard, Stanley Tucci as the king’s evil advisor, and Bill Nighy and John Kassir as the two-headed giant ruler Fallon. The film arrives in theaters on June 15, 2012.

2011
12.15

Win a Horror DVD 5-Pack from Maya Entertainment Now Through Jan. 28!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the jolly folks over at Maya Entertainment are ready to stuff your stocking with free movies. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been naughty or nice. All you gotta do is dash on over to their Facebook page for a chance to win five of Maya’s full-length feature film DVDs.

A DVD 5-pack will be given away every day up until January 28. Just fill out the form and pick your preferred genre. Should you choose the horror bundle, expect to find the ’90s influenced psycho-bitch thriller Playing House, starring a very sexy and naked Mayra Leal (Machete), and the intense and gruesome slasher Beware.

I’ve got a Maya horror 5-pack to giveaway right now to the first fright fiend to email me at eddie.muertos@facebook.com with the answer to this question: What restaurant did Mayra Leal go to on her blind date with Maya’s “Win a Date” contest?

(Update: Congrats to Ronald O! Ya got a 5-pack coming your way.)

2011
12.13

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A trailer for season two of Starz’s hit swords-and-sandals series “Spartacus” has hit the web. Set to premiere Jan. 27, “Spartacus: Vengeance” finds our hero leading a slave revolution while attempting to take revenge on the man responsible for the enslavement and death of his beloved wife.

It’s been a long wait for “Spartacus” fans and a lot has changed since the show debuted to rave reviews a year ago. For starters, Liam McIntyre has stepped into the titular role, replacing the late Andy Whitfield, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (”FlashForward”) is now portraying Slave Naevia (Lesley-Ann Brandt left the show to pursue other projects … like Zombie Apocalypse).

He's totally gonna nail that chick

He's totally gonna nail that chick

The trailer is balls-out bloody and exciting, and provides a peek at a very much alive Lucretia (Lucy Lawless), a deeply disturbed Ilithyia (Viva Bianca), and an arena battling Gannicus (Dustin Clare), last seen in the “Spartacus” prequel “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.”

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2011
12.13

Game On: Peep New Teaser for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Two!

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HBO has released a teaser for season two of its acclaimed fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” The clip is light on action, but does feature a voiceover from Lord Stannis Baratheon–King Robert’s brother—promising a medieval ass-whopping to those keeping him from his rightful seat on the throne.

“Game of Thrones” season two is set to premiere in April. The show will consist of 10 episodes spanning the length of the book “A Clash of Kings,” the second volume in author  George R.R. Martin’s popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

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