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“The Next Three Days” trailer

As I was scouting through the interwebs looking for something to post on here, I came across the trailer for “The Next Three Days“. The film will star Russell Crowe as John Brennan, Elizabeth Banks as Laura, Brian Dennehy as George Brennan, Olivia Wilde as Nicole, and Liam Nesson as Damon. There isn’t much information on the film but currently the plot is this according to IMDB: “A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.” For me personally, it’s been three years since I’ve seen a Russell Crowe movie and that was American Gangster. This movie looks like a film worth seeing. “The Next Three Days” is directed by Paul Haggis (“In The Valley Of Elah”, “Crash”) and produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Michael Nozik, and Paul Haggis. The film will be released November 19, 2010 by Lionsgate. Check out the trailer below and feel free to give us your thoughts on the upcoming film:

Seth MacFarlane announces NEW Big Band album

To those of you that watched The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night was in for a real treat. For you Family Guy fans out there, Seth MacFarlance was a guest on The Tonight Show and he had a big announcement to make. The announcement was that he was working on a Big Band album for Universal Republic Records. Seth MacFarlane will be actually singing on the album and when Jay asked what kind of music/compositions……Seth’s response was “Swing arrangements of classic tunes. We kind of deliberately touched stuff that the Deans (Martin) and the Franks (Sinatra) and the Sammys (Davis Jr.) didn’t do yet.” Again for those that saw the show last night, Seth MacFarlane did a performance of one of his songs called “Cream In My Coffee”. I personally enjoyed the performance last night and thought it was great. For those that wish to see his performance, NBC/The Tonight Show was kind enough to post a video clip so check it out below:

There currently is no release date on the album but I will post more news about this as it becomes available.

*picture courtesy of NBC Press/NBC Universal

first trailer for “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark”

The last time I talked about the film “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” was on July 31st. Several days later, the first trailer for the film was released on the third of August. Since my last post, the synopsis has changed slightly….here’s a more updated version:
Producers Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Orphanage”) and Mark Johnson (“Chronicles of Narnia”) join forces to deliver “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” a tale of hair-raising, spine-chilling horror. Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the sprawling estate, the young girl discovers a hidden basement, undisturbed since the strange disappearance of the mansion’s builder a century ago. When Sally unwittingly lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house’s bottomless depths, she must convince Alex and Kim that it’s not a fantasy—before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.”
I’m personally looking forward to this movie but what do you guys think? Feel free to comment. Anyway, I now have the pleasure to share this trailer with all the Eclipse Magazine readers out there. I hope you enjoy:

Linkin Park announces winner & FINAL version of “The Catalyst”

For you Linkin Park fans that has been following closely with the band, a winner was announced from the “Myspace Featuring You” contest. The contest was open to everyone who was interested in making a remix of the song “The Catalyst” by LP. The lucky individuals’ name is Czeslaw (aka “NoBrain”) from Swidnica, Poland. If you wish to hear his version, head over to http://www.myspace.com/linkinpark#pm_cmp=mce_con_msm_uhpann_lp_premiere
also, if you wish to download the latest LP single “The Catalyst” on Itunes, head over to:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/the-catalyst/id385163723?i=383539424

To make things better, LP went and filmed the day they contacted “NoBrain”. Feel free to check out the video:

Linkin Park, featuring YOU Winner

Linkin Park | MySpace Music Videos 

Linkin Park’s new album “A Thousand Suns” will be released September 14, 2010 on the Warner Bros./Machine Shop Recordings label. Stay tuned for more news on their album and new music videos.

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark remake to be released in 2011

Hello horror movie fans. If you haven’t been paying attention to Comic-Con or been looking for the lastest news from Guillermo del Toro, then this might be news to ya. Miramax Films has teamed up with screenwriters Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins to release a remake of the 1973 film “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark”. It will be directed by Troy Nixey and will star Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), Bailee Madison (Bridge To Terabithia), and Guy Pearce (The Propositon/Memento). The current plot/synopsis is this: “The film tells the story of a young girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend in a restored mansion who discovers creatures living in the basement.  When the creatures turn nasty, the nightmare begins, and the child is unable to convince the adults of the imminent danger.” For those that attended Comic-Con, on Friday the 23rd, there was a panel for this movie and those lucky individuals (myself included) got to see footage from this movie for the first time. According to IMDB, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” will be released on January 21, 2011. There currently isn’t any trailers available or set pictures. So in the meantime, Fandango caught up the director Troy Nixey and IGN caught up with screenwriter/producer Guillermo del Toro to discuss the movie. I will continue to follow this movie. Until I hear more, enjoy the Youtube clips:

Fandango movie talks with Troy Nixey

IGN talks with Guillermo del Toro

Escape The Fate to release new album

If you’re a fan of metal/rock, you’ll want to pay attention to this post. The band Escape The Fate has been at work on their third untitled album and will be released on the Major label DGC/Interscope Records. This is a big change for Escape The Fate because their previous album was released on the label Epitaph. Their third album is scheduled for release in November but currently has no set date.

The album will be produced by Don Gilmore; he’s known for producing albums for artists such as Linkin Park and Bullet For My Valentine.  In case you’re wondering how the album is going to sound, their press release stated that it will be a “twisted offspring, blending arena rock reminiscent of the 90’s with new flavor.” Bassist Max Green also had this to say in the press release “This record is the cure for the modern day music epidemic;We are wiping the slate clean and re-writing rock music as you know it.”

There ya have it metal/rock fans. That is all I currently have to report at this time. If you wish to check out their music, head over to http://www.myspace.com/escapethefate

NBC’s “The Event” was at Comic-Con 2010

Hello readers of Eclipse Magazine. For those of you that are fans of the NBC network, they will be bringing us a new show called “The Event”. The entire cast of “The Event” happened to be in attendance and for some, this was their first time attending Comic Con. After “The Event” panel, cast members gave interviews and was able talk briefly about the show.

Director Jeffrey Reiner

Sarah Roemer-“Leila Buchanan”

Blair Underwood-“President Eli Martinez”

“The Event” premieres on Monday September 20th, 2010. I will be talking more about the show as more news becomes available

True Blood comic book series to be released


Hello True Blood fans! Comic-Con 2010 has been busy with all kinds of announcements. This particular announcement came on Friday the 23rd. Creator of True Blood Alan Ball, IDW Publishing, and HBO has teamed up together to bring fans a True Blood six-part comic book series. True Blood part one will be written by Alan Ball, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, and David Messina with art by J.Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, and Davis Messina. According to the HBO store, the story for True Blood #1 is outlined like this: “when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past—those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul!” True Blood will be available tomorrow July 28th and can be ordered through the HBO Store here:  http://store.hbo.com/detail.php?p=261204&v=hbo_best-sellers True Blood #1 will be available in four different covers. If you’re a hard-core fan, you may be interested in collecting all four covers. If you still wish to know more, here’s CNN talking with Alan Ball to discuss more about True Blood #1. Enjoy!

Personally, I don’t watch the series True Blood but I am looking forward to checking out the comic series. That’s only my thoughts. But to you hard-core True Blood fans, I want to know what your take is on this comic series? Do you think it’ll be just as good as the television series on HBO? Are you interested in picking up a copy? Please comment and let me know. Thanks

Prepping for Comic-Con 2010!


Hello Eclipse Magazine readers! This year for Comic-Con 2010 I am A LOT more excited than last time.  When I attended CC last year, I didn’t have a press pass and so I was enjoying CC by just attending panels, enjoying all the cosplay/costumes, and seeing all the surprises on the showroom floor.  This’ll be my second time attending and this year is going to be whole different experience for me. For one, I get to cover events for Eclipse Magazine….how cool is that? I’ll be attending press events and reviewing a couple of games for you guys. I’m also looking forward to seeing friends I made last year and making some new ones.

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NBC brings a new show “The Event”

To those of you that like to watch suspence/drama, NBC has a NEW show lined up for Monday September 20, 2010. The show is called “The Event”. So far NBC hasn’t released much information about the show but here’s the current synopsis according to http://www.nbc.com/the-event/about/ “What if there was a cover-up so big that even the President was on a need-to-know basis? And what if some average guy stumbled upon the truth – a secret so powerful it could literally change the course of humanity? You think that guy would stand a chance of survival? From Nick Wauters (The 4400, Eureka) and Steve Stark (Medium) comes a suspense-filled journey where the answers only leads to bigger questions.” If that doesn’t catch your attention, I’m sure this preview will:

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Record A Song contest for Linkin Park’s NEW album

Hello readers of Eclipse Magazine and musicians out there,
     this news is directly coming from Myspace Music News but the band Linkin Park is giving ANY musician the chance to play on their new album. Feel free to check out the details here:

     The band (Linkin Park) is giving you, the fans, the chance to actually help shape a song on their upcoming album, A Thousand Suns, which will hit shelves on September 14.  We’re proud to be teaming up with Linkin Park for “Linkin Park Featuring You,” a one-of-a-kind opportunity that allows you the chance to produce your own song for the band.
     Beginning tomorrow, July 9, you can go to Linkin Park’s MySpace page to download audio stems from “The Catalyst,” the first single from the band’s new album, which will hit radio on August 2. Then it’s on you to show off your skills. Adjust the stems, record and produce your own additional tracks.Feel free to use your own music production software to create your song and then upload it to Linkin Park’s MySpace page.
     Once each new version is submitted, the track will be shared in an embeddable player, which anyone can access to rate and comment, as well as click through to record their own tracks. A winner will be chosen by Linkin Park, and the lucky musician’s submission will either be included on the band’s new album or the winner will be invited to perform with the band on a song on the upcoming record. The group’s new album will be co-produced by Rick Rubin and the band’s lead singer Mike Shinoda. And maybe, if you show off your best skills, you can add your name to the credits.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/music/blog/2010/7/8/record-a-song-for-linkin-parks-next-album-for-real#ixzz0t8nLtFJW

I for one think this is a GREAT idea by Linkin Park and wish any participating musician the best and good luck. I enjoyed LP’s last album “Minutes To Midnight” and am interested in how their new album “A Thousand Suns”  is going to sound.

*picture is from: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LinkinPark
**I also talked about this over at http://www.whargarbltv.com  Feel free to head over there and sign up as a member