Friday, October 30, 2009

ME & ORSON WELLES- Orson Welles' Original broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS

Streaming exactly 71 years after its original airing in 1938Or

To listen, please visit

Friday, October 30 at 8:00pm ET

In 1938, just one year after forming The Mercury Theater, Orson Welles took to the air with a series of radio broadcasts on the Columbia Broadcasting System called The Mercury Theater on the Air. In the most famous of these episodes, Welles directed and narrated an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel “The War of the Worlds”, reading without commercial interruption as it was a news broadcast.

In honor of the first and arguably greatest press stunt of all time, ME AND ORSON WELLES presents War Of The Worlds, in it’s entirety, 71 years to the minute after it originally aired.

ME AND ORSON WELLES stars Christian McKay, Claire Danes and Zac Efron, and is in Theaters November 25th, 2009.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

STAR WARS in concert

Jacksonville Arena

Anthony Daniels clad in an all black tuxedo and metallic gold vest took the stage amidst a sea of lights, lasers, smoke and fire to narrate between the symphonic renditions of the music from STAR WARS featuring key characters (including his own C3PO) and plot moments illustrated by massive video screening filled with synched montages from all 6 films that got my midichlorians all tingly. Presented in two parts with a 20 minute intermission ended with a sustained standing ovation. Simply a must for geeks of all ages.

Below are some photos from the show and the display areas featuring props and costumes from the Lucas Films archives.

- Max Michaels / Jacksonville FL

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boondock Saints 2 Opening Scene

via (Click that. There you go. Don't you feel better now?)

Be excited!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant


I went in with the lowest expectations to Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. My movie premonition doesn't fail me often and in this case I was near dead on. What I was sure would be a predictably Hollywood adaptation of the first three books of "The Saga of Darren Shan" series by author ... um, Darren Shan, was just that. I'd never heard of it but for passing by a display of it in Chamblin's Downtown, Jacksonville and seeing a display. My only thought then, "Ugh, here comes the next movie series." Fuck, I hate being right. So in author Darren Shan's movie version of "The Saga of Darren Shan" the lead character Darren Shan is stiffly played by newcomer Chris Massoglia. It was like watching Hayden Christensen butcher the role on Anakin Skywalker all over again, only in this case there was little hope that even an Oscar® worthy performance of the role of Daren Shan would have saved us from the rest of the films buffoonish hoakeries. Darren Shan's (secret) best friend Steve is played by CGI laden movie staple Josh Hutcherson (see: Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, RV, Journey to the Center of the Earth and, fuck... Firehouse Dog!). The buddies are lured into going to a forbidden freak show by a flyer that lands at their feet having been tossed from the window of a passing limousine that would have made Morticia Addams swoon.

To short step it, they go to the show, Darren Shan (a freak for eight legged freaks) steals a spider who is part of an act in the show, spider bites his pal Steve, Darren Shan makes a pact to become a vampires assistant for the antidote to save Steve, Steve is jealous that Darren Shan stole his dream of becoming a blood sucking little bitch, there is battle between good and evil sides, a meddling fat man named Mr. Tiny calls it a draw so as to move on to the next phase of the apocalyptic brawl he is orchestrating, which will of course take approximately two more movies to complete. Hyper colored, CGI the SyFy channel would settle for, a cavalcade of interesting peripheral characters in the freak show wouldn't have lead up to much had it not been for the surprisingly entertaining John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek and by far my fav ... Willem Dafoe.

Save it for cable or DVD.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Summit Entertainment
In theaters 10.23.09

The story begins with the tale of the place which Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) calls home, Metro City, a utopia risen up and floating far above a world below that man littered into a filthy and unlivable state. In this Metro City, society lives a life of ease in which robots are manufactured to take care of all the needs of mankind, from service to cleanup. Responsible for a majority of new robot innovations, Dr. Tenma (Nicholas Cage) finds the money for his research by providing robot technology to the military and to the President of Metro City (Donald Sutherland). One day, when giving a demonstration of a new and particularly unstable advancement, Tenma's son, Toby, sneaks in and is killed when the experiment goes out of control. Stricken with grief over his son's death, the doctor begins work on a robotic recreation of his son, implanting it with all the memories from his lost child. All goes seemingly well as the boy is brought to life with no memory of the accident as well as no idea of what he has become. Though that doesn't last long, as Toby eventually discovers his ability to understand robot language, as well as other things far from ordinary, such as flight (via rocket feet) and incredible strength. Though as excited as Toby is at his new found powers, Dr. Tenma is not as pleased, claiming that what he has created is not Toby, and wishes nothing to do with it. Faced with no home, Toby finds himself cast to the scrapheap world that Metro City flies above. In this world of scavengers and discarded robots, he meets orphans including Cora (Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars and Heroes), a blue haired and plucky girl who with her friends search the wasteland for robot parts for Hamegg (Nathan Lane), the man who runs the orphanage and repairs discarded robots for gladiatorial combat. Pretending to be human among his new companions, Toby must find his place in the world, while the world around him learns that it is in need of a hero like him.

Based on the world renowned comic by Osamu Tezuka, AstroBoy is fun and entertaining, AstroBoy competently handles its source material, proving itself to be as entertaining to longtime fans as well as new audiences.

- Greg / Movement Magazine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


To celebrate the Solar System Premiere of Columbia Pictures’ new animated comedy Planet 51, which will be released in theaters on Earth November 20, 2009, the film (on disc) is currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station.

Upcoming Animated Comedy Hitches Ride on Space Shuttle

CULVER CITY, Calif., and THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, Low Earth Orbit, The Milky Way Galaxy, October 19, 2009 – To celebrate the Solar System Premiere of Columbia Pictures’ new animated comedy Planet 51, which will be released in theaters on Earth November 20, 2009, the film is currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station!

The film was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 28, 2009, and was transferred to the space station by the astronauts a few days later. The film is now cruising high above Earth at 17,500 miles per hour and orbiting the planet every 90 minutes, which is the exact running time of the movie, so it will make a full Earth orbit as the movie premieres on the ground. In a joint statement, producers Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez said that, “Planet 51 is a fun film for all the family and one of its strong messages, particularly for children, is to not be afraid of the unknown. That is what NASA has been showing the world for 50 years and I hope that our film will encourage children to increase their understanding of the Universe and NASA's work.”

Joshua Ravetch, a Senior Vice President at HandMade Films who arranged for the movie to get to the space station said, “What’s really amazing about this is that the movie will open day and date domestically, internationally and now, even a copy of the film will be available ‘orbitally’ circling the Earth for the astronauts to view at their leisure.”

In a photo accompanying the announcement, a disc of the film can be seen floating weightlessly in space, observing Earth as it floats by a Space Station window. The photo mimics a shot from the film, in which Lem, an alien from Planet 51, observes his home planet from the window of a spaceship for the first time.

Planet 51 is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum. The film is directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and produced by Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez Dolset.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Email MOVEMENT about the wildest thing you've done (and where you did it) to be entered to win a WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE prize pack!


One entry per e-mail address please! Prizes are limited. Entries chosen at random. Good luck!


now playing in theaters and IMAX

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'Sundays With Chris' at DVF Gallery October 22nd

444 West 14TH STREET

Private Reception (By Invite Only / RSVP) October 22, 2009
Open to Public October 23 to November 1, 2009

New Yorker John W. Codling defies just about every pigeonhole you may be inclined to put him in; he's certainly neither your average Wall Street heavyweight nor your average artist. From October 22 to November 1, 2009 John Codling's much talked about Walken collection will be showcased exclusively at Diane Von Furstenberg's Gallery in the Meatpacking District.

Earlier this year, when his work first began to circulate amongst the downtown Manhattan scene, imaginations were soon hijacked by Codling’s commanding pop art and his blatant nonconformist approach. Ongoing intrigue continued as his collection grew, not only because of his unique style but because of his continual choice of subject -- the ultimate on-screen non-conformist and fellow New Yorker, Christopher Walken. Finally, to be unveiled, a world of Walkens’, created by one man, and inspired wholly by another.

Sundays With Chris transpired from a world of uncertainty as Wall Street began to implode. Codling became increasingly frustrated as the weight of Wall Street began to take its toll. As figures quickly faced south and the media onslaught seemed inescapable... one day, something within him switched. “I yearned for calm, a leader I could trust to guide me through the crisis. There were none found in the financial world so I shut off CNBC and logged out of Bloomberg. I found my leader in front of me on the canvas every Sunday. I wound up painting Christopher Walken."

And Sundays With Chris was born. ‘Walken This Way’, ‘Baby Walken’, ‘Walken In Colors’, ‘Father Walken’ and ‘I Cant Stop Walken’ are just some of the titles from this magnetic collection. Some might wonder if the wry-witted humor injected by Codling into his work is to carefully conceal the more somber side to his portraits. His inspiration, passion, and talent reach far beyond the techniques of painting, as the strokes reveal the honest emotion of loss, determination, and a drive that would soon bring him to create this series and what has quite possibly kept him sane all this time.

Codling has managed to capture and truly define resilience and rebellion, while embracing the eccentric approach to life as the very the core to survival. Walken is never vulnerable, nor is he weak (he rarely shows it, at least), and it is exactly this particular combination of artist and his muse that ensures the strength and solidity of Sundays With Chris doesn't just sit on the canvas, it leaves the gallery with you.

Profit from the sale of the artwork will go to Team Continuum to honor and support Codling’s dear friend Paul who founded Team Continuum, a non-profit organization assisting cancer patients and their families.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Paramount Pictures' "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY" will be expanding its release to our markets this Friday, October 16th! Below please find a list of theaters:




Hit Film Gets Nationwide Expansion After Unprecedented Demands

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Following 2-weeks of nationwide midnight only sellouts and fan frenzy over the limited release hit thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, moviegoers everywhere have been heard!

Over 1,000,000 people from around the country demanded the film play in their city by logging on to In response, Paramount Pictures will release the film nationwide beginning Friday, October 16th.

Tickets for the movie will be on sale via by 5pm PST on Tuesday, October 13th. Those who have ‘demanded it’ will get the first alert when tickets go on sale.

“From the very beginning, we put this film in the hands of the fans and we trusted them to tell us where and when it should be seen. We couldn’t be more thrilled by their overwhelming support and we are happy to release the film in every town - big and small,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

The movie Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times called “an ingenious horror film. It’s so well made it’s truly scary” is currently garnering 90% on

To find show times and to buy tickets in your area, visit

Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on Twitter at, where you can find reactions from these screenings and other news about the film. Fans can also post their reactions at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chiaroscuro Baby

Chiaroscuro, Baby begins with a jolt of frenetic energy uncommon in typically-contemplative Jacksonville film offerings: A stylish, rock n roll-meets-art title sequence worthy of a Russ Meyer film which serves to, visually, introduce the characters. Additionally, we're introduced to the film's retro-fitted 60s mise en scene; the comparison to Russ Meyer was deliberate.

The protagonist, Calvin, is a struggling artist, a statement which may be redundant; show me an artist who isn't struggling. The relationship with his long-time, live-in girlfriend, Nancy, like his art, has grown stagnant. He stumbles, uninspired, through his day-to-day life and his art suffers for the banality of these circumstances.

It is clear from the moment that Nancy steps into frame that she is the antagonist. Without saying a word, it is all-too-obvious that Calvin views his relationship with Nancy as a burden, perhaps even an annoyance but, as we will learn, Calvin has trouble making up his own mind. No matter, Nancy is happy to do it for him.

Perhaps just as critical to the story as art, is sex: sex as a weapon. Nancy preys on all that is supposed to be desired by the one-dimensional, carnal male and she uses that to emasculate Calvin, compromise his art, and justify her own lifestyle. It is worth mentioning, Calvin and Nancy are in an open relationship, only Calvin doesn't know this yet.

Nancy insists on a career change which seems to work out. She uses this small success to leverage Calvin into switching mediums: from painting to collage. Calvin resists, caves, and soon, Nancy has used her connections to showcase Calvin's work for Arthur Profit; a very important associate of a very important JJ Willard.

The show is an overwhelming success and before you know it, Calvin and Nancy are the toast of the town: A hot young up-and-coming artist with his centerfold girlfriend free to drink, drug, and swing all on Arthur Profit's dime. And Calvin SHOULD want these things, right? I mean, what guy wouldn't want to quit his job, have someone pay his expenses, and live with a girl that brings home other girls?

Nancy and Calvin's dynamic is epitomized when a marriage proposal leads to a discussion about Calvin taking Nancy's last name which would make him Calvin Floyd. Truth be told, he is already Calvin Floyd. He is Nancy's creation. His habits, his lifestyle, even his art have all been dictated by Nancy.

At the center of his artistic/moral dilemma is a spunky (and somewhat annoying) photographer, Marjorie. After a few awkward encounters, Marjorie is posing nude for one of Calvin's paintings. The art, like the relationship with Marjorie, is kept from Nancy.

Marjorie reignites Calvin's passion for painting; however, Arthur Profit is not paying Calvin to paint. JJ Willard is not coming all the way from New York to look at paintings. And that is the conflict or, as Nancy argues early in the film:

"Some times you have to choose between what you want... and what you NEED."

Perhaps my favorite line of dialogue is spoken by the character Alice, Marjorie's roommate, who says, frankly, what the entire audience is thinking, "Rumor has it your girlfriend is a raging cunt." A raging cunt and an effective villain.

Calvin seeks refuge from Nancy with a few close friends. One of these friends is Calvin's gay neighbor/landlord, Ash, who delivers the following bit of dialogue while confessing a severe drug addiction, dramatic irony intact, "Just be glad you know who you are." Calvin hasn't quite figured that out yet.

The film follows Calvin's descent as his career ascends. I'd suggest paying special attention to the exciting opening sequence as a point of comparison for Calvin's art, juxtaposed against the dull, elitist, bourgeois scene surrounding the work of "Calvin Floyd" in the film's final sequence.

The film itself is fun to watch. Props must be given to the filmmakers for accurately reproducing the look and feel of a 60s film, imperfections and all. Whether all the imperfections were deliberate or accidental is of no consequence, the style being emulated was imperfect and they've succeeded in perfecting imperfection.

The film is not cut as tight as some films of that era and, instead, it seems to have more in common with meditative 70s films. This will almost certainly render it inaccessible to large audiences whose attention spans have been greatly reduced in an era of music video-style editing. That fatigue aside, the film could stand some tightening and that is my only real criticism. Some scenes tend to linger beyond what seems like the obvious conclusion to reveal nothing. This is being billed as an "Art" film and has been produced without catering to the needs of the masses. Still the "art crowd's" time is valuable and, sometimes, I wished the movie would move along.

Chiaroscuro, Baby is not just a good film by Jacksonville standards, it is a good film. The fact that a local group of filmmakers, actors, artists, and musicians mobilized and produced this should be a rallying cry to ALL area artists. You don't have to move to New York or Los Angeles and struggle to surround yourself with the "right people" which is a particularly daunting task considering how overwhelmingly unoriginal that notion is. Take a look at the city around you. It can be done. It has been done. Chiaroscuro is a testament to that.

I sincerely hope that the community can generate some momentum and follow Killacozy's lead.

-Samuel Farmer

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Award Winning Horror Writer / Director Jake Kennedy to release PENANCE on November 17

"IMD Films and MVD Visual are proud to announce the DVD release of PENANCE on November 17, 2009.

Based on a true character, and from the award winning horror writer/director Jake Kennedy (Days of Darkness), and Will Clevinger (producer of the indie horror hit Automaton Transfusion), PENANCE stars Marieh Delfino (Jeepers Creepers 2) as a stripper who falls into the hands of sadistic surgeon (Graham McTavish) with genital mutilation on his mind.

Previously titled The Devil's Dungeon and filmed in 2008 in Los Angeles, PENANCE is the tale of a young, demure single mother, Amelia (Delfino), who hits upon hard times and decides to take her future into her own hands and becomes a stripper. Everything is going well until Suzy, her stripper friend, is beaten up on a job and recruits Amelia to take her place. Reluctantly, Amelia takes the job, only to find the job isn't everything it seems. Driven to a strange location by a dark and mysterious man (Tony Todd), and confronted by a grizzled hit man (Michael Rooker), Amelia's world is turned upside down, as her captor (the mind bending McTavish), is intent on one thing and one thing only - to purify Amelia and the other women in his incarceration.

The cast additionally includes horror vets Eve Mauro (Wicked Lane), Tracy Coogan (Zombie Honeymoon), Garrett Jones (Automaton Transfusion), Alone In The Dark II and Bloodwars co-stars Jason Connery and Allison Lange (Single White Female II), and James Duval (May, Donnie Darko).

In a 2009 interview with Fangoria, director Jake Kennedy states:

"The title changed from The Devil's Dungeon to Penance since we believe it has far exceeded our own quality standards in terms of cast, performance and look. We wanted to steer away from a B-movie-esque moniker and more toward a cooler, more representative name. Penance means 'the repentance of one's sins,' and that's exactly what our bad guy is trying to do-and what he's trying to make our heroine do against her will. So 'penance' sums up the film perfectly. This new trailer now represents the new movie: cooler, meaner, bloodier and sexier. Be warned: This is an R-level trailer and includes gratuitous sexual imagery, bad language and extreme violence."


Monday, October 5, 2009

Coming to DVD: Sid! – By Those Who Really Knew Him

Odeon Entertainment and MVD Visual are proud to announce the release of Sid! - By Those Who Really Knew Him on November 17th in North America.

This package, the first intimate full-length 80 minute documentary on Sid's life, marks 30 years since his death from a heroin overdose (he was just 21 years old). Many of those closest to Sid speak for the very first time about this true punk icon who burned out, but never sold out.

This brand new documentary, in association with ITN Archive, charts the fall and rise of Sid Vicious from punk's hero to society's cultural icon of the twentieth century.

Sid's short and controversial life is profiled with interviews from Jah Wobble (childhood friend, founder PIL), Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees), David Vanian (The Damned), Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols Manager), Viv Albertine (Flatmate, The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Caroline Coon (Writer and Artist), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Designer), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), John Tiberi (Sex Pistols Tour Manager), and many more of Sid's close friends.

Featuring previously unseen archive footage and filmed in HD, this new documentary provides the most definitive and intimate life story of the punk hero who truly lived his life with chaos and anarchy. Fuelled with a soundtrack of Sid's own music, this is the faithful telling of Sid's life story by those who really knew him.

In addition to the DVD documentary, this special collector's edition includes a 10 track CD of Sid live in New York's, and a biography booklet profile by best-selling music author Mark Paytress.

View the Trailer Here.
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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Recap!

Columbus, Ohio certainly knows how to take care of its nerds.

This past weekend, October 3rd and 4th, The Greater Columbus Convention Center played host to the 29th annual Mid-Ohio-Con. On hand were a bevy of comics and media guests, including Ray Park (Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I, Toad in the first X-Men film, Snake Eyes in this summer's live action GI Joe, and currently part of the cast of TV's Heroes fourth season), James Kyson Lee (Ando, Hiro's bestest bud from NBC's Heroes), and Daniel Logan (who played a young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II.)

(His backpack's got jets, he's Boba the Fett...)

Dozens of writers and artists, big name and entirely independent alike, were gathered in Exhibit Hall E, hawking their creations, chatting with fans and peers, sketching, snapping photos, signing their great works, and generally having a grand time of it, including Mark Texeira (one of my favorite pencillers during the 1990s,) Joe Jusko, Herb Trimpe, Marv Wolfman, Michael Golden, Bernie Wrightson, Sean Forney, Lora Innes, David Mack, Todd Nauck, Len Wein, Chris Sprouse, and many, many more.

And if you were missing a few key issues of the Phalanx Covenant, Old Man Logan, Transmetropolitan, The Invisibles, The 'Nam, Spidey, Kevin Smith's current run on Batman, you name it -- you would have been hard pressed to NOT find everything you were looking for. And then some, all thanks to a rather impressive collection of vendors, ranging from those specializing in collectibles, accessories, video games, CCGs, Vader's 501st Legion, comic books (of course,) et cetera et cetera ad infinitum.

One of my favorite little hot spots this year was Avatar's booth, which was full to overflowing with back and current issues of most of their popular series, including Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless, Anna Mercury, Ignition City, and Black Summer; Garth Ennis' Chronicles of Wormwood and Crossed; Jamie Delano's Narcopolis and loads more. Check out my one purchase of the con, inspired by Doktor Sleepless' Grinder movement:

(It is okay to be jealous.)

And what convention would be complete without a complete regiment of cosplayers? Here, take a look at some of our favorites:

(Later that day, I narrowly avoided an assassination attempt by a camouflaged Predator, presumably for stealing photographic evidence of their existence.)

(Who the heck are you gonna call?)

(Queue up 90s X-Men theme song. ALSO! Holy crap! Someone cosplaying Cable? Nice.)

(Not the happiest looking Arrow in the quill...)

So, if you missed out on this year's mayhem, be sure to make it out next year for the 30th Anniversary of the Mid-Ohio-Con!

See you there, True Believers!

(Report by David Conkey/MOVEMENTnorth)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Top 10 rules of ZOMBIELAND

October 2nd 2009

RULE #10: Always follow the rules in ZOMBIELAND or you die.

RULE #9: Notice the small things, it makes all the difference.

RULE #8: Attachments can be fatal in ZOMBIELAND. No one is called by their real name, everyone's name is the city they are from, or trying to get to.

RULE #7: Brutally killing Zombies with a banjo looks fun.

RULE #6: But killing Zombies is always more fun in a theme park.

RULE #5: You may tip Zombie strippers with your brains in ZOMBIELAND

RULE #4: Horde Twinkies® now, they will be scarce in ZOMBIELAND.

RULE #3: One of the best parts of ZOMBIELAND is the celebrity cameo.

RULE #2: It is more likely you will die laughing than getting eaten in ZOMBIELAND.