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A Raccoon Saves The Universe: Household Pests As Superheroes

Not all comic book heroes wear red undies, don a cape, and smile for the camera while staring down a slightly upturned, perfectly chiseled jaw. Some of the best heroes on this planet and across the galaxy are actually less “Boy Scout” and more, “Grab the can of insect repellent!” When it comes to saving the day, masked crusaders themed after common household pests are every bit as capable as that goody two-shoes, Superman, earning millions of fans and more than a few movie deals to prove just how awesome they really are.
Superhero movies are all the rage these days, and many of those biggest heroes get their powers, names, and costumes from creatures typically known for being utterly annoying. But whether they are a human who can climb up walls and shoot webbing, or perhaps an actual gosh-darned raccoon, these creepy-crawly do-gooders will make you think twice about setting an appointment for your next pest inspection or extermination.

Spider-Man ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"…

Review: 'Curse Of Chucky' (2013)

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Twenty-five years ago a horror film from director Tom Holland and writer/creator Don Mancini changed the killer doll genre forever with a film called "Child's Play". Flash forward to 2013 (and four sequels later), Mancini has done it again! The latest installment in "Child's Play" franchise, "Curse of Chucky" (the sixth film), Chucky proves to be as timeless as Dracula, Frankenstein, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and so on.

After the last installment, 2004's "Seed of Chucky", audiences and critics alike were filled with mixed reviews. Some loved it, some hated it. Either way, it proved to be straw that broke the camel's back. Shortly after "Seed", rumors of a remake began to stir. These rumors originated from creator Don Mancini himself. He'd write and direct the remake. But Mr. Mancini had a trick up his sleeve; just one final installment in the current canon. A film that would return the …

'Carrie' Officially Rated R, Third TV Spot

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Thanks to the third TV spot for the upcoming Carrie reboot, we now officially know that the film will be rated R.  This is a breath of fresh air for this moviegoer, as I'm not sure I could sit through another PG-13 horror remake.  I suppose we can accredit this to the reshoots.

Check out the TV spot below!

Movies To Look Forward To The Rest Of 2013

We’ve been treated to some great new movies in the first part of the year, so what do we have to look forward to in the rest of 2013? Sequels have come on strong with Despicable Me 2, Iron Man 3, and Fast and Furious 6. Oh—and don’t forget the third Hangover movie. Horror fans were sure to get a rise out of The Conjuring, while those who enjoy the classics could lose themselves in the glamorous Great Gatsby. Never fear, however. 2013 still has plenty of exciting new movies to come.

1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Let’s start with some animation in the mix to get you warmed up for movies to look forward to in the rest of 2013. We’ll have plenty of animation in late September with this 3D movie. Our star, Flint Lockwood—same guy from the first movie—is still doing his thing, saving the world one new invention at a time. Well, this is the case until he finds out that one of his machines is churning out hybrids of food and animals that are wreaking havoc and must be stopped. Flint…

Win A Copy Of 'Bounty Killer' On DVD

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New 'Terminator' Gets Pushed Back, Challenges 'Avengers 2'

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The first film of the new Terminator trilogy has been pushed back a week to July 1, 2015 -- coincidentally going up against The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Before you get your panties in a bunch, I'm sure Paramount will decide to move Terminator to another date.  But as of right now, this moment, it is slated for July 1, 2015.

Jack Black In Talks For 'Goosebumps' Movie

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In case you forgot, there is an all-new Goosebumps movie in the works at Sony.  And Jack Black is in talks to star as the lead.  Now this film won't follow any of the books by R.L. Stine, but instead be about a writer (like Stine) whose work begins to haunt him.
“School of Rock” star Jack Black is close to returning to family fare, as he’s in negotiations to star in Sony Pictures’ adaptation of R.L. Stine’s bestselling book series “Goosebumps,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Source: TheWrap

4 Video Games Tailor-Made For The Big Screen

Video game movies have classically gotten a lot of cringe from movie-goers and video game players alike. The video game-to-movie adaptations (and vice-versa) are often closer to pure money grabs, playing off the power of the brand, instead of artistic creations in their own right. The "Super Mario Bros." and "Mortal Kombat" movies are particularly good examples of how bad video game-turned-movies can be, as XFinity Comcast highlights. There have, however, been a few stand-outs, such as the "Resident Evil" movie adaptations and "Prince of Persia." With the line between feature film and video game continuing to blur, and as games increase the cutting of photo-realism, things can get pretty confusing. It's time to take a look at what video games should be made into movies.

Resistance 3
It only takes one look at a Resistance 3 review to realize this game is perfect for the big screen. According to GameFront, It's a first-person shooter set …

'American Psycho' Headed To TV On FX

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A TV follow-up series for the amazing Christian Bale movie American Psycho is headed to FX.
The cable network is developing a follow-up series to American Psycho, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama, which hails from Allison Shearmur, writer Stefan Jaworski and Lionsgate Television, is described as a follow-up to the book and subsequent feature film of the same name. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kind Of Epic Show: Pacific Rim Or Kind Of Epic Kaiju

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In this latest episode we discuss some more of what kept us occupied and away from the mic on our Kind of Epic Hiatus. And we talk about the epic love letter to all of Nerdkind that was and is Pacific Rim. Spoiler the Kind of Epic crew loved this one.

We want to hear from you. What are your favorite Tokusatsu or Giant Monster movies? Are you a Power Rangers fan or a Super Sentai purist? Are you secretly a Big Bad Beetleborg? We won't judge you for being a giant head in a tube or an annoying robot companion just Let us know and we will read your comments on our podcast and we might even send you some gear! It won't give you super powers it will make you look Kind of Epic.

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Kind Of Epic Show: The Tortoise Has The Phonebox!

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Welcome to another edition of Kind of Epic Show. In the grand tradition of Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz you will need to synch this weeks Podcast to our Kind of Epic youtube channel as we delve directly into the projects that kept us away from the mics over the past month. We have an audio commentary for our 48 hour film festival entry, The Tortoise and the Hare! The Kind of Epic Superheroes you have all been waiting for. Go to our founder David's page here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgFyzpX0opQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCoYMjm5XwrIgeC4Rv6Etvw and sych on our commands for something so epic it....well it's Kind of Epic isn't it?

This is also the first time all of us have been together since the big announcement of Peter Capaldi taking on the job as the Doctor! So we talk Tardis in anticipation of what is sure to be a wonderful new era for the oldest Science Ficiton drama on tv.

Our hosts get into a bit of an argument as to whether post announcment Peter Ca…
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