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SDCC’14: World Premiere of Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Premiere

 

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Prelude to Axanar Premiere
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
9:00pm – 11:00pm
United Artists Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater, Gaslamp District, San Diego

SYNOPSIS:
PRELUDE TO AXANAR is a 20 minute short film that will give viewers a historical look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar, the central event of the film Axanar, a 90 minute feature to be filmed later this year.  Shot like a History Channel special, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before, showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war. Set 20 years before the time of James T. Kirk’s command of the Enterprise, “Axanar” is set in the last year of the Four Years War, the conflict with the Klingons that almost saw the end of the Federation only 80 years after its founding.  How did Starfleet build its fleet?  How did they hold off a Klingon fleet that had been conquering star systems for centuries?  What role did the various founding planets play in Starfleet? Why were the Constitution class ships so important to Starfleet? How did Garth of Izar come to be regarded as the greatest Starfleet Captain of his time?
Set in the Star Trek universe Axanar is a ground breaking independent film that proves the idea that a studio doesn’t need to spend millions of dollars to produce a feature quality production.  Axanar will be the first non-CBS/Paramount produced Star Trek to look and feel like a true Star Trek movie.
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The red carpet premiere, taking place at the UA Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater (just a 15 minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center) during the weekend of San Diego Comicon, will be a showing of the short film “Prelude to Axanar” followed by a 90 minute Q&A with Executive Producer/creator Alec Peters, Director Christian Gossett and actors Richard Hatch, Gary Graham and Kate Vernon.  Tony Todd has yet to confirm.
TICKETS: While the premiere is mostly for Cast & Crew and Donors to the Axanar Kickstarter, there will be 150 tickets made available free to the public on a first come-first served basis. An additional 50 tickets will be set aside for press (including both traditional and new media)
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Need for Speed releases “The Guys” Featurette

It’s no secret I love racing and cars, from WRC, MotoGP, F1 to games and anything else related. So naturally when I first saw the teasers for the NFS movie I was excited, it may not be some avant-garde level film that changes the world forever but it’s probably entertaining and able to feed my car interests for the duration of the film. Today we have a new snippet to show that helps reinforce that goodness.

While NFS might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’ll certainly check it out when it hits theaters next month. Fingers crossed it doesn’t disappoint, come on Aaron Paul, lets see this come together.

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Marvel News: Vin Diesel as Root in Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Fast and the Furious Star Vin Diesel will be the voice of Root in the live action film Guardians of the Galaxy. Diesel has been on a roll since the reveal of the Fast and the Furious Franchise grossing over a billion dollars, with Chris Pratt ( Star-Lord), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Marvel wants to show us more of what the Marvel Universe has to offer and August 1, 2014 will be that day, until then check out Marvel.com for more.

 

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Marvel News: Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd as Ant-man!

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Big News form Marvel studios, they have recently announced actor Paul Rudd (Anchor Man 2, Our Idiot Brother) will star as Ant-Man in director Edgar Wright’s film which set to hit theaters July 31, 2015!

Its been said both Marvel and Wright had there eye on Rudd form the very beginning, because of his  creative performances.

“We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we’d ever met with about doing the work, we knew we’d found the right guy.” - Marvel Studios president Kevin feige

The films plot is still under wraps, hopefully in the near future we will find out more in the upcoming months.

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Movie Trailers: Godzilla (2014)

There’s been alot speculation to which version of Godzilla director Gareth Edwards was going to use. This newly release trailer should answer that question.

Godzilla  stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe.

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Sonic the Hedgehog a Short Fan Film by Blue Core Studios

On January 10, 2013 Blue Core Studios is a New York based film and video production company release a short fan film called “Sonic” which is based on the popular video game and character. The film has a mixture of CGI and regular standard film footage. Fans familiar with the Saturday morning cartoon TV show also name Sonic should here a familiar voice. Actor Jaleel White plays the voice of Sonic in this fan film. The best thing about this short is the CGI, the effects are stunning and could be on par with a lot full length films.

For more information on Blue Core Studios click down below.

www.bluecorestudios.com

 

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Aubrey Plaza teases in Daria trailer sketch

Aubrey Plaza is on fire these days, using her power and recognition from Parks and Recreation to jump into independent movies that fall off the regular formula. This year she’s pushing out The To Do List from CBS Films. While there have been talk show clips and magazine articles detailing crazy happenings on set. This new teaser she’s helped produce is something that hits just the right spot for me.

Aubrey Plaza is. DARIA in DARIA: HIGH SCHOOL REUNION.

Seriously that’s pretty amazing to see even if it’s just a tease. I loved watching that show when it was on, unfortunately I have my doubts MTV would really throw their weight behind such a venture though.

In the meantime you can see Aubrey in a movie actually coming out this Friday, The To Do List has a ton of trailers, we’re throwing down some previews below. Enjoy!

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SDCC’13 – eigoMANGA Enters ‘Padak’ Into Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

eigoMANGA’s presentation of the animated film ‘Padak’ is an official entry in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, held during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

The screening – on Thursday July 18, 2013, at 5:20pm – will take place at Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is next door to the San Diego Convention Center. Immediately following, there will be a discussion about the film with producers, Austin Osueke and Jongmin Shin.

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Fright Flix announces “MUSE” A Horror Film By Nick Palumbo

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FRIGHT FLIX PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF THRILLER HORROR FILM “MUSE” CULT HORROR FILMMAKER NICK PALUMBO RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN FOLLOWING HIS 2004 CONTROVERSIAL FEATURE “MURDER-SET-PIECES”

Fright Flix Productions and controversial cult filmmaker Nick Palumbo has begun pre-production on “MUSE”, a psychological horror film starring Samantha Mion in her film debutCo-starring Patrick Scott Lewis (“Zodiac”), as an irascible thespian. MUSE is written, and directed by Palumbo and produced by Nick and David Palumbo along with cult filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (“Hate Crime”). Director of Photography is David Newbert (“Marfa Girl”). Principal photography begins on April 15 in Los Angeles, California. The announcement was made today by Fright Fix Productions’ President Nick Palumbo.

“I’m very excited to return to set with my follow up to “MURDER-SET-PIECES,” said Palumbo. “MUSE” is something very different from me. The subject is extremely relevant. The film is a character study of a sociopathic young woman, and how loneliness and isolation pushes her further into the abyss. I believe it’s a feeling many actors have experienced and will surely relate to. “With our incredibly talented production team, we are confident we’ll give thriller/horror fans something to talk about as we offer an unflinching look at the dark side of the entertainment industry.”

“Nick is one of the very few American filmmakers that isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line and make a confrontational film,” said Bressack. “His dark and visceral vision style is unparalleled within the genre.”

MUSE is a brutally honest and chilling story of a young actress (Mion), descending into homicidal madness. Both shocking and controversial, the film is told from her point of view, as we follow her dark odyssey through modern day Los Angeles.

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