Archive for March, 2011


Posted in Ghosts, Movies, Psychic Phenomena, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by ghostradioworld


On April 2, 2011 Dread Central will be offering a very special live event.  A chance to see the micro-budget masterpiece The Collingswood Story live online.  Haven’t heard of The Collingswood Story?  Well, that’s not to surprising.  Despite great reviews from all the genre press, this film never got a theatrical release, and has only been available on DVD in the UK via Anchor’s Bay.

The brainchild of Michael Costanza, who also created “Dante’s Cove” and Eerietube, The Collingswood Story receives our highest recommendation.  This is appointment viewing.  Update your calendars now!

The film will be airing at the Dread Central site at 12 midnight Eastern US Time, Saturday April 2nd, 2011.  Just go to Dread Central’s site for further details.

Video: Latest Trailer for Season Six of DOCTOR WHO!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by ghostradioworld

We’re so excited about this!  It really isn’t spring till the Doctor makes his visit.  And this season (or “series” as the Brits say) looks especially exciting:  Clowns, cowboy hats and ventriloquist dummies … yee-haw! looks like quite a ride.

Video: New Trailer for Spielberg’s “Falling Skies”!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by ghostradioworld

We’ll be watching this.  But is this really the most original plot Spielberg and company could have chosen?  Seems a real step down from the wonderful “Taken” from the last decade.  What do you think?

“The Event” Stays Low in the Ratings

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Despite roaring back with a cracking plot, and a bunch of well-staged set pieces, “The Event” has made no impact ratings-wise since it’s return.  And last night was no exception.  It came even with last week’s low, scoring a 1.2 with adults 18-49.  Ratings like this make cancellation likely.  Too bad.  This show has real promise.  We fear that the overall low ratings of NBC are dragging this show down.  And that on another network it might comfortably be heading to a second season.

Aronofsky Comments on BLACK SWAN Controversy

Posted in Movies, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

How much dancing did Natalie Portman do?  This has been a question circling around Black Swan since the Oscar nominations came out.  We covered it here.  The controversy died down after Portman won the Oscar.    Well, it’s heated up again thanks to dancing double Sarah Lane telling the Wall Street Journal that she did “basically all the dancing”.    The studio stands behind Portman.  But no one ever believes a studio.  However now someone has spoken up that people are likely to believe.

Director Darren Aronofsky has given this exclusive to E! Online on the controversy:

Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 80 percent Natalie Portman. What about duration? The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie Portman. And to be clear Natalie did dance on pointe in pointe shoes. If you look at the final shot of the opening prologue, which lasts 85 seconds, and was danced completely by Natalie, she exits the scene on pointe. That is completely her without any digital magic. I am responding to this to put this to rest and to defend my actor. Natalie sweated long and hard to deliver a great physical and emotional performance. And I don’t want anyone to think that’s not her they are watching. It is.

We think this should end the controversy.   It’s hard to believe that Aronofsky would make such specific claims (which could be easily countered) if they weren’t true.

Video: Happy Birthday Nimoy and Shatner!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Best known as screen comrades Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy both turned 80 this week.  We offer a few of the better YouTube tributes to celebrate this.

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Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Nope the post title doesn’t refer to that YouTube video everyone has been tweeting and retweeting, it’s about this weekend’s box office battle between Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

Early reports suggests it will be a slugfest.  Right now it looks as though Sucker Punch has the slight edge.  Early numbers suggest a weekend haul of about $20.3 million for Punch, and about $19.8 million for Wimpy.

But with kids films performing stronger on Sunday than action films, this could be quite a battle.  We still think Sucker carries the weekend.  But it will be close.

PHOTOS: “Wonder Woman” Set Pix!

Posted in Comics, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Some have postulated that this is her “Princess” costume.  Maybe.  But it could also just be some fancy civvies.  Regardless, Andrianne Palicki looks great.  And certainly fills the costume and role … physically at least.

Gordon-Levitt’s DARK KNIGHT RISES Character Announced!

Posted in Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Warners has finally announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play villain “The Holiday Killer” in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.  This character is a recent addition to Batman’s rogue’s gallery.   He was created by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale for their 1996 maxi-series “Batman:  The Long Halloween“.

Interestingly, in this series the identity of “The Holiday Killer” is never identified.  Though both “Alberto Falcone” and “Gilda Dent” claimed part of the character’s role in the story.  Alberto Falcone’s father Carmine Falcone appeared in Batman Begins. He was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson.

Comics is so confoozin’, ain’t they?

Video: “Vicious” Squirrel Attacks in Vermont

Posted in Video, Weird News, Weird Science with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by ghostradioworld
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Video: “Vicious” Squirrel Attacks in Vermont!, posted with vodpod

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