Archive for November 17th, 2010

KICKING ASS EVERY FRIDAY CHANNEL 18 AT MIDNIGHT

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2010 MIDNITE

BADLY DRAWN BOY – too many miracles

DARWIN DEEZ – constellations

EDWARD MAYA and VIKA JIGULINA – stereo love

MIDDLE CLASS RUT – new low

NONPOINT – frontlines

PIERCE THE VEIL – caraphernalia

SHADOWS FALL – thoughts without words (live in Manila)

SMILE EMPTY SOUL – we’re through

SMILE SMILE – truth on tape

STONE SOUR – digital (did you tell him)

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – miami to ibiza

TAPROOT – release me

TORCHE – ufo

WEEZER – memories

WILLIAM INGRID – move in

ZACH HILL – the sacto smile

Photo copyright Suzanne Philips

Ron Perlman

From Glass Eye Pix, the maverick production company responsible for recent independent genre movies THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as the forthcoming STAKE LAND and THE INNKEEPERS comes a new venture in the macabre.

Inspired by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff , Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is a half hour downloadable audio program featuring notable thespians including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Shea Wigham, James Le Gros, Joe Swanberg, and Kevin Corrigan.

Hosted by Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden, each thirty-minute episode is written and directed by one of today’s horror auteurs including Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)¸ JT Petty (THE BURROWERS, SOFT FOR DIGGING), Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, THE VIEWER), Paul Solet (GRACE), Ashley Thorpe (THE HAIRY HANDS, SCAYRECROW), Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, RED WHITE AND BLUE), Jeff Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, INSAINTARIUM), and Sarah Langan (Author of THE KEEPER, THE MISSING).

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride by Fessenden and frequent collaborator Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, effects supervisor on THE ROOST and THE LAST WINTER), this project continues the mission at Glass Eye Pix to celebrate individual voices in the arts and to reassert the broad palette of moods that comprise the horror story.

Says Fessenden: “We thought it would be a great opportunity to get into production, work with some of our favorite people and meet some new ones with a project that was relatively affordable. I’ve always loved radio and audio books. We wanted to try our hand at the format. I’m amazed at what people came up with. Feels pretty special. Like addicts, we’re already looking to Season two.”

McQuaid adds: “Season One has been a tremendous pleasure to work on. Larry and I wanted to gather stories from all walks of life; let each tale stand on it’s own merits, as well as complement the entire season. Listeners will be transported far and wide, from distant moons to misty moors, by stories told with a wide range of styles and sensibilities. The challenge for Larry and I, and all the filmmakers we reached out to, was to close our eyes, let go of our visual technique and concentrate purely on sound and performance.”

In this week’s installment: This Oracle Moon, directed by Jeff Buhler (Insanitarium), and features stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) The story is about a rescue team of astronauts who are dispatched to a distant moon in hopes of reclaiming survivors from an exploratory mission gone wrong from six years ago. No bodies are found, dead or otherwise, amongst the ruins of the abandoned colony, and the rescuers wonder if the mysterious, elusive creatures inhabiting the nearby hills may hold some answers.

For more information and the latest news, please visit www.talesfrombeyondthepale.com
Follow on twitter: @talesbeyond

Spike TV To Hold 2010 Video Game Awards

Spike TV today announced the nominees, categories and two world premieres for the 2010 “Video Game Awards” – the network’s annual live televised event to celebrate the best in games.  The eighth annual “VGAs” will be a global event, broadcasting in over 175 territories and countries around the world and gathering some of the most notable names in video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more to honor the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year.  The two-hour event, taking place in Los Angeles, CA, will premiere LIVE on Spike TV Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

 

The 2010 “Video Game Awards” will feature global premieres of some of the most anticipated upcoming games, as well as unannounced titles, from some of the industry’s leading publishers.  This year, viewers will get an exclusive preview of “Batman: Arkham City,” where one of Batman’s deepest secrets will be revealed.  “Batman: Arkham City,” also a nominee for Most Anticipated Game, is the sequel to 2009 multiplatform blockbuster action-adventure hit “Batman: Arkham Asylum.”  Additionally, the next blockbuster title from acclaimed developer and Studio of the Year nominee, BioWare, will be unveiled at the show.  Acclaimed film director and Academy Award-Nominee Guillermo del Toro will unveil his upcoming video game franchise from THQ.

 “This year more than ever, video games dominate the brave new world of entertainment.  We’ll honor the year’s best in gaming, as well as give gamers a look into their future with more world premieres than ever before,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer and senior vice president, event production, Spike TV.  “We’re incredibly excited about our partnership with Done and Dusted and Hamish Hamilton.  They have a bold vision for the show and how to use technology to present the games in a way we’ve never seen before on TV.”

 For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.Spike.Com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKE_TV as well as the hashtag #VGA. 

 Leading the way with ten nominations is BioWare’s epic sci-fi RPG “Mass Effect 2,” including nods for Game of the Year, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best PC Game and Best RPG.  Rockstar Games’ Wild West action-adventure title “Red Dead Redemption” racked up nine nominations, including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Graphics and Best Original Score.  Both Bungie Studios’ smash hit first-person shooter “Halo: Reach” and Activision’s blockbuster “Call of Duty: Black Ops” received seven nominations each, including Game of the Year, Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player.

 Nominees for Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards” were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Kotaku, GameSpot, IGN, Game Informer Magazine, Penny Arcade, Joystiq and WIRED.  Games released between November 25, 2009 and November 23, 2010 were eligible for nomination.

 Following are several of the nominees and categories for Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards.”  For a full list, please go to VGA.Spike.Com.

 GAME OF THE YEAR

 “Call of Duty: Black Ops” (Activision / Treyarch)

 “God of War III” (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

 “Halo: Reach” (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)

 “Mass Effect 2” (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

 “Red Dead Redemption” (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

 STUDIO OF THE YEAR

 BioWare

 Blizzard Entertainment

 Bungie Studios

 Rockstar San Diego

 BEST SHOOTER

 “Battlefield: Bad Company 2” (Electronic Arts / DICE)

 “BioShock 2” (2K Games / 2K Marin)

 “Call of Duty: Black Ops” (Activision / Treyarch)

 “Halo: Reach” (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)

 BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
“EA Sports MMA” (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)
“Shaun White Skateboarding” (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)
“Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11” (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)
“UFC Undisputed 2010” (THQ / Yuke’s Media Creations) 
 

Acclaimed director Hamish Hamilton (“The 82nd Annual Academy Awards,” “Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show,” “2010 MTV Video Music Awards”), Ian Stewart (“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” “Laureus World Sports Awards”) and Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production and talent development for Spike TV, will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards.”  The 2010 “Video Game Awards” are produced by Done and Dusted inc.

 The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards 2010” are Burger King Corporation, Dell Alienware M11x, Dr Pepper, Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, GameStop Corp., Jeep®, STRIDE® Gum and U.S. Army.