Telekinetic ‘Carrie’ Coffee House Prank Goes Viral

- 10-08-13Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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You slip into a local coffee shop for a quick cup of your favorite morning pick me up and suddenly things get down right frightening. What would you do if an angry girl in the shop suddenly started moving things with the jaw-dropping power of her mind?

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EW’s Comic Con Issue Features ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′, ‘Carrie’, ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Orphan Black’

- 07-10-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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For Entertainment Weekly‘s special Comic Con issue, they’re pulling out all the stops with four different covers of pretty big-name things: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the remake of the Stephen King novel, Carrie, Ender’s Game and Orphan Black.  Each cover corresponds to a story within the issue.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 cover has got Andrew Garfield‘s Spidey and Jamie Foxx‘s Electro gracing it.  We can assume that this gives us a first glance at the finalized visual effect for Electro.  What do you guys think?

This is a little snippet of the corresponding EW article:

“You can feel it,” says Webb. “People aren’t scared. With the first one I felt it was important to retell that origin story. But that was kind of brutal because people were so familiar with it. Now that the origin story is done? We’re off to the races. It’s incredibly liberating.”

Hit the jump to see each of the covers in full!
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First Official Trailer for ‘Carrie’ Remake

- 04-04-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Another movie has gotten the Hollywood remake treatment, and this time around it’s Stephen King’s Carrie.  The original was put together way back in 1976, so at least it’s not coming to us after a mere three years.  This story, in case you’re in the dark, features a girl with crazy mind powers that ends up having a seriously bad prom date.

Now, have a look at the first proper full-length trailer for the flick:

I have to say, I was unimpressed when I heard about this, but the trailer may have just piqued my interest.  Of course, I’ve always had a soft spot for telekenetically-inclined girls covered in blood and massacring people.

Check out the new version when it hits theaters on October 18th of this year.

 

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

25 Nerdy Movies to Watch For in 2013

- 01-09-13Featured, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

It’s a new year, and along with the resolutions you’ve probably already broken, there’s a fresh slate of films to look forward to, and Nerd Bastards has chosen 25 to keep your eye on. Some titles you’ll know, others you might not, but one thing’s for sure, by the end of the year you’ll think some of them rocked and the rest of them sucked. As to which films will go which way, I’ll let that be a pleasant surprise.

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‘Carrie’ Release Date Bumped Back To October 2013

- 01-03-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Director Kimberly Peirce‘s remake of Stephen King‘s Carrie has been pushed back from a March 15th 2013 release date to October 2013. No word on the decision behind this move. No announced reshoots or additional production requirements have been rumored. Most likely this is a marketing move to place the movie during the Halloween season to capitalize on that additional seasonal movie goer market.  Chloë Grace Moretz stars as Carrie and for those not familiar with the story the synopsis is below.

“The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.”

Via: Bleeding cool

 

‘Carrie’ Teaser Released!

- 10-16-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

The first teaser trailer for the remake of Stephen King‘s classic story Carrie has hit the interwebz. The very same teaser that was shown over the weekend at New York Comic Con.

Screen Gem and MGM certainly wasted no time in getting this to the masses. *shakes head* They obviously do not care about a little thing called “convention exclusivity.” I want to talk about this for a minute…

Online reveals like this are bad and studios should feel bad.  I mean come on, what’s the point of attending conventions -spending loads of money, standing in long lines-  if all the visual treats are blasted on the net the following day or two? It’s completely unfair to loyal fan-boys/girls!

Anyway…

The adaptation was directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), and it stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.

Talent wise, I’m all thumbs up (love Chloë  Moretz). However, based on this brief tease, I feel this is going to be an over produced, watered down, PG-13 version of King’s prom horror classic.  Check out the preview below and lemme know what you think.

Carrie opens on March 15. Here’s the synopsis:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie.  Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society.  Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

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