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Every avid gamer has dreamed at least once of a world where their favorite games were a reality. Whether that meant speeding through the futuristic world of Tron on a light cycle or blasting away the demonic characters of Doom as a space marine on Mars, this dream is what truly set the modern era of gamers apart and what makes the future of gaming and AR so enticing. However, for Alex Rogan, the main character of the cult classic, The Last Starfighter, a beat up space arcade game in the center of his mobile home community gave him just that and, in turn, a unique and highly devoted fan base was formed.  (more…)

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The Poltergeist reboot, produced by Sam Raimi has released the movie poster and a teaser trailer yesterday. We’ve got our hands on an early copy of the full trailer expected out today… but it’s in French. That won’t stop you from forming rock solid opinions on whether Raimi’s reboot can hold a candle to Tobe Hooper‘s incredible original. Take a look and make up your mind Internet. (more…)

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What you see up top is the old school version of Danger Mouse, complete with hamster assistant Penfold and rogues gallery. ‘Danger Mouse’ was a cartoon parody of cool figures like ‘Danger Man’ and ‘James Bond.’ He’d go on missions with his reluctant sidekick, and because he was a secret agent, he wore an eyepatch like Nick Fury. The British show was often very inconsistent, sometimes showing the characters as small animals living in a world of human scale. Other times, they’d be as tall as you and me. It was done on the cheap too. Remember how in ‘G.I. Joe’ you’d see repeated animations of trouble bubbles getting shot down, or Cobra officers jumping one poor Joe? DM over-did that. Still, for some reason it was a hugely popular cartoon and there were rumblings in 2013 about rebooting it. Look further for video proof in that pudding. (more…)

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Go Go Power Rangers!  This is the rally cry of fans that fell in love with Saban’s television series about a group of teenagers who could “morph” into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, thanks to some alien technology, and piloted Voltron-like Jaegers back in the early 90’s.  Just like pretty much everything else that invokes a bit of nostalgia, it was recently announced that MMPR would be getting a big screen reboot.  Well, fans now know when they will be able to see their favorite Rangers back on the silver screen. (more…)

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Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, and pals are set to be rebooted by their original creators: Universal Pictures. Plans are in set to make cinema’s most famous fiends into an interconnected series of new films–much like Marvel has done with its superhero characters, and Warner Bros is doing with the denizens of DC comics.

But before you scorn Universal for besmirching the legacy of some of the greatest characters in filmdom with a modern-day gimmick, it’s important to remember that these characters BEGAN as part of an interconnected universe. Standalone films like Dracula and Frankenstein eventually evolved into multi-monster pictures like Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, House of Dracula, and House of Frankenstein.

And now, under the creative authority of Alex Kurtzman–who worked on the Transformers and Star Trek films with former partner Roberto Orci–and Fast and Furious franchise scribe Chris Morgan, the Universal Monsters are getting a long overdue silver-screen “reunion”. (more…)

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First hitting tv screens in 1984, Rainbow Brite follows a little girl named Wisp who is transported to a colorless land. In her quest to bring color back to the land, she befriends a sprite named Twink and a white horse named Starlite, finds the color belt and rescues the seven Color Kids. Developed by the Hallmark Company, Rainbow Brite was successful in the mid-80s, running for multiple seasons and even having an animated movie. Since then, though, not much has been done with the property, beyond toys for various “reboots” in the 90s and 00s, but that looks like it’s changing in a big way.  (more…)

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It’s the responsibility of any good director to not only make a quality product but – and in terms of fan expectation – to give viewers something they never new they wanted. Rising above predisposed judgements is the goal of any creative. Now, having said that, I think fans of the Fantastic Four franchise will be feeling a little worse for wear upon hearing the quartet of actors that have just been announced for the upcoming reboot. Read on through to see who’ll be playing Marvel Comics first super hero family. (more…)

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The spot-on performance of the late Brandon Lee as undead avenger Eric Draven–plus the dark, atmospheric vision of director Alex Proyas made 1994’s The Crow (based on James O’Barr‘s graphic novel) into a modern classic, particularly among genre fans and comic readers. It’s common knowledge that The Crow has become yet more grist for the reboot mill–but will this new flick be just another pointless attempt at cashing in on a popular character? (like EVERY Crow sequel with the possible exception of City of Angels….it gets a pass for the presence of Iggy Pop)

Well, let’s see what “Nu-Draven”–Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast and Furious 6, and the upcoming Dracula Untold) has to say on the subject (after the jump).  (more…)