November 2012 - :: CLASSIC LEMONADE ::

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Article: "The Hobbit" Contest to be Won!

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New Article: "The Hobbit" Contest to be Won!
 
Win a pair of tickets to The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey by answering this simple question!

"Name one of the participating malls where you can redeem tickets to 'The Hobbit' when you spend with your credit or debit card."

Send in your answers with your details via the 'Contact Us' form by 11.59p.m on November 27, 2012. Twenty winners will be notified by 1 December 2012.

Watch the trailer here : http://youtu.be/9PSXjr1gbjc
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Article: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

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New Article: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters



Many children’s novels have been adapted into films. Titles such as:

  • Alice in wonderland
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
It should only be befitting that Hansel and Gretel receive their own movie.
Brothers Grimm fairy tale tells the story of brother Hansel and sister Gretel. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter; who’s second abusive wife persuades the woodcutter to leave his children in the nearby forest. As times are hard with not enough food to eat the woodcutter agrees to his wifes demands. Hansel and Gretel over hear the conversation, devising a plan Hansel takes a some bread and leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to help him and sister find their way back home as they know they will be left alone in the forest. Once abandoned in the forest they realize that birds have eaten the breadcrumbs that Hansel had left. Alone and hungry they come across a house made from gingerbread, hungry they eat at the house. An old woman comes out of the gingerbread house and lure the children into the house with false promise of food and soft beds. To their surprise they discover that the old woman is in fact a witch. The witch locks Hansel in a cage to fatten him up so she can cook him and Gretel used as slave. 

Very smart the children outwit the witch, as Gretel pushes the witch into the hot oven where she burns to death. Finding the witches treasures the two young children eventually find their way home to their Father. They learn that their stepmother has died and their father has regretted his decision to abandon his children. They live out their lives happy.

The film sees Hansel and Gretel 15 years later since the gingerbread house incident. Hansel and Gretel have become experienced witch hunter know for their hunting style the Mayor of Augsberg recruits the two siblings. An evil sorceress in the nearby forest of Augsberg is planning to sacrifice many of the local children for the witches gathering. The witches gathering is on the night of the blood moon in two days time. Hansel and Gretel most fight to save these local children before the witches have time to execute their evil plan. The pair also have to deal with the local brutal sheriff who has taken power of the witch hunt into his own hands.

Hansel-played by actor Jeremy Renner best known for his roles in. Avengers, The Hurt Locker and Mission in Possible – Ghost Protocol.
Gretel played by Gemma Arterton known for her roles in. Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia and Tamara Drew.
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters set for release early 2013. 


New Article: Halloween Reviews: Silent, Paranormal, Sinister

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New Article: Halloween Reviews: Silent, Paranormal, Sinister
On Halloween night, Reverend Bob Larson will be the star of his own Lifetime Television reality show, The Real Exorcist, which follows Larson as he rids hapless souls of evil demons. Larson has already shilled his spiritual snake oil everywhere from Oprah and Anderson Cooper to SyFy Channel.
Normally we’d rank this with paranormal-investigation shows and forget about it—but a rather chilling clip has surfaced of Larson performing an exorcism on man beset by a “gay” demon.
After getting his subject to “admit” he committed homosexual acts, Larson repels the incubus, who sounds suspiciously like a bitchy drag queen we once knew in Baltimore. In honesty, though, we can’t really laugh at this ridiculous charade, knowing there are thousands of gays and lesbians subject to similar experiences against their will.
Once the exorcism is over, Larson addresses his audience: “I pray in the name of Jesus for those who may be battling sexual feelings of lust and pornography and lesbianism and homosexuality.”
Isn’t Lifetime the network for women and gay men? Don’t they air Project Runway, Dance Moms and Drop Dead Diva? Who do they think is watching this stuff—not Pentecostal Christians who think Heidi Klum is the Whore of Babylon.
Maybe Lifetime is just keeping Larson on retainer to exorcise the demons from Liz & Dick star Lindsay Lohan?


Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/lifetime-gives-reality-show-to-exorcist-who-expels-gay-demons-20121030/#ixzz2DJ59Pj6X
On Halloween night, Reverend Bob Larson will be the star of his own Lifetime Television reality show, The Real Exorcist, which follows Larson as he rids hapless souls of evil demons. Larson has

Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/lifetime-gives-reality-show-to-exorcist-who-expels-gay-demons-20121030/#ixzz2DJ5EQ1vj
Normally we’d rank this with paranormal-investigation shows and forget about it—but a rather chilling clip has surfaced of Larson performing an exorcism on man beset by a “gay” demon.
After getting his subject to “admit” he committed homosexual acts, Larson repels the incubus, who sounds suspiciously like a bitchy drag queen we once knew in Baltimore. In honesty, though, we can’t really laugh at this ridiculous charade, knowing there are thousands of gays and lesbians subject to similar experiences against their will.
Once the exorcism is over, Larson addresses his audience: “I pray in the name of Jesus for those who may be battling sexual feelings of lust and pornography and lesbianism and homosexuality.”
Isn’t Lifetime the network for women and gay men? Don’t they air Project Runway, Dance Moms and Drop Dead Diva? Who do they think is watching this stuff—not Pentecostal Christians who think Heidi Klum is the Whore of Babylon.
Maybe Lifetime is just keeping Larson on retainer to exorcise the demons from Liz & Dick star Lindsay Lohan?


Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/lifetime-gives-reality-show-to-exorcist-who-expels-gay-demons-20121030/#ixzz2DJ5IX8FI



SILENT HILL
Boasting surreal , even abstract, styled cinematic imagery, “Silent Hill Revolution” has supernatural ritualistic auras that befits a tag of dialogue retorts “go to Hell” with  “you’re already here.”  Or, the nearest venue thereto, which appears to be a dusty, abandoned main street purportedly off a West Virginia road.

The retail street leads to a creepy turn of the century asylum, where driven to psychosis is the curriculum. Prior to insanity, a carousel, stuffed bunny, goldfish, and carnival all sliver out a few moments of creeps.

Heather, an  innocent blonde teen ( played by Adelaide Clemens) becomes the latest strong  heroine  to bash demonic evils , rather than run like Heaven to potential bliss. She’s trying to rescue her dad from cult members that lure her  to sacrificial peril.
Warding off a potential new school BF blaring, “No one knows what’s going on in my head,”  Clemens conquers the battering demon basher and virginal mix, no issues. Ultimately, “Revolution” in the hands of writer/director Michael Bassett impressively jolts the eye through his take on a witch’s coven at an ancient asylum. However, his script fails to precipitate terror,  suspense , or screams as  viewers are  at least partially lost in the mist of which alternate reality the characters have entered.

PARANORMAL 4
Having reached the fourth installment in this found footage franchise, will you be afraid of bumps in the day or night recorded on a shaky camera?  Impressively, the multiple camera set up comes from computer screen in every room surveillance footage, which catches the prowling ghosts and goblins .
However, the found footage standard slow building story arc cripples this entry. The insertion of stock “Exorcist” iconic scenes both hit and miss i.e. they happen , there’s no foundation so no crescendo. By the time the save most shocks for last arrives, viewer patience has been strained.
Logical gaps persist. Think clothing change after a dinner out. It's imperative to be correct. 

SINISTER
Do be afraid of the dark. Leave a light on when you lay down to sleep. Pray that it’s not raining. Alone in a new, dark house? Hire a bodyguard.
A true-crime writer  moves his family into a house where the previous inhabitants (minus one) hung by their necks from a huge oak tree in their backyard. How’d they end up so prime you’d think an executioner stood nearby? Don’t ask. Let the mergers of ritualistic beliefs and the presumed innocence of a curly sandy haired girl carve a place in your nightmares.

Grabbing an unsettling premise --- serial deaths of mom, dad, and the kids (less one) --- Ethan Hawke plays an obsessed, near alcoholic writer who unsuspectingly puts his family into a conduit between Hell and the Devil’s own fireplace.  Writer / director Scott (“Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “Day the Earth Stood Still”) executes a found footage gem that has patrons eyes affixed to the screen even as they walk forward to hit the restroom or concession stand.
Wrestling the supernatural has not been so frightening since “The Exorcist” and the subliminal shivers of “Suspiria” (1977), where the netherworld seemed as near as a bristle of wind forming a muted chill on a bare back.

Derrickson relies on solid  multi-level story telling which tightens the unknown with husband and wife shout outs (Hawke/Juliet Rylance) and sleep-walking night terrors by his son , Travor (Michael Hall D’Addario) and grimacing paintings by daughter,  Ashley (Clare Foley). While the family gradually comes unhinged, Hawke’s character can’t cut his eyes from color imbalanced 8mm “waste ‘em” frames containing benign titles like swimming or playing. As the murderous footage flickers, a pair of hiding eyes seems to oversee each of the deaths. Before long, the projector acquires an unearthly “on” switch; the movies themselves appear to cast a spell.

“Amityville Horror” or any haunted house tale contain “Sinister” roots, but this incubus of fright melds so many misty, unsettling nuances that whatever the anticipated there’s minute or marvelous twists and turns that should effortlessly evoke shrieks and shouts.
Special effects take a supporting role (which in most cases they should) as the ripples of clandestine meld to   slithery   portals from where demonic spooks  creep.  
No one can proclaim a not been done before, but “Sinister” weaves so many unnerving elements that it radiates as a chilling isotope, which will likely spawn a franchise and feeble imitations. “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” represent the more compelling crossovers of the last few years, however, “Sinister” partakes of 40s icons (“The Uninvited,” “Spiral Staircase”)  and 70s classics (“Legend of Hell House,” “Burnt Offerings”), too.


New Article: Werewolves, Demons and a Great Saga

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New Article: Werewolves, Demons and a Great Saga



Here are three titles recommended to me by others, and they are all VERY graphic in both sex and/or violence. So we’re clear, I didn’t just pick them up, OK? I used to think I was a strange woman that liked her paranormal, adventure stories with a healthy dose of skin, but obviously I’m not alone. I also must have women characters that aren’t morons or slaves. But that, I know, is still strange.
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan is a bit too colorful in both the sex and violence, but hey, the main character is a werewolf — the last werewolf to survive the methodical killing by secret government forces of all supernatural creatures, and a mysterious virus. Jake Marlowe (heh, a werewolf named Jacob…) wishes he cared. He is full of the melodramatic but ripely amusing ennui that only a 200-year-old monster could have. Without giving my teen daughter any context, I would read aloud some quotes like: “To repeat: Total self-disgust is a kind of peace — because further ignominy can add nothing to it. Standing there washing myself in front of her I made an intellectual concession to the debasement, but it was only moments before I was enjoying the soft soap and perfectly adjusted heat of the water. Put the right music behind this, I thought, and I could be advertising shower gel. I dried off with a white towel that might have been manufactured in heaven. The flesh can’t help it. The flesh merely reports. When I’d finished I was tired and roseate and curiously pleased with the ongoing failure of myself.”

The plot kept me guessing, and the action was always intense. I wasn’t sure who I wanted to root for, since Jake (in first person narrative) assured me that he was an unredeemable monster. The women in the book are either prostitutes or killers, but they all have personality. So much so that the next book in the series is from the point of view of one of the women that shows up half-way through this one. I’m not sure I will continue reading about Duncan’s world of supernatural creatures surviving and thriving in our modern world by screwing us lowly humans, literally and figuratively. But it was a trip to be in Jake’s head.

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark is another first in what will become a series about an English college professor, Callie McFay, who has crazy porn “dreams” with a demon that takes shape in moonlight. I almost put the book down after the first few chapters because it was all sex and no plot. The internet is for that, not my books! But Juliet Dark quickly sketches and then colors in a wonderful upstate New York town called Fairwick that is chock-full of fey creatures, good, evil, and all shades between. Most of them masquerade as employees of the local college. It made me want to live there, or at least visit for a semester.

The plot is fine, but the villains were incredibly obvious, to the point where I assumed I must be wrong about them. I wasn’t. And the fact that the other characters in the book didn’t pick up on any “evil” clues made them all seem a bit dumb. Yet the final chapters were satisfying, and I truly enjoyed meeting the cast in this fantasy romance. I will definitely pick up the next book.
Finally, I also read Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. It’s a comic series that got a lot of press because of the nursing mother cover. More (literally) graphic sex and violence, but holy crap, the plot! Moves faster that I can turn the pages. The characters are all so engaging, I want to see all of their storylines played out. The world is new, the dialogue is clever, and the art kicks so much ass, I know the head peeps at Marvel and DC are sore.
The women in this comic actually have a variety of body types, gasp! And the diversity puts the story a step ahead of any other intergallactic tale. Plus Marko, one of the main guys, is incredibly hot. I highly recommend you break that I-don’t-read-graphic-novels barrier you have and start with this one. And if you’re already a comic book fan, run to your favorite store and get Saga!

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New Article: Alyssa Milano & Milo: Dressed Up Duo

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New Article: Alyssa Milano & Milo: Dressed Up Duo


Who’s the Boss? star Alyssa Milano got into the Halloween spirit with her 1-year-old sweet son Milo.
“Happy Halloween from Tinkerbell and Peter Pan,” Alyssa posted via Instagram.



The actress, 39, and her baby boy looked like the perfect duo in their Halloween costumes.
No stranger to social media, Alyssa recently opened up about the joys of tweeting.
“The greatest thing about twitter is the interaction. I can ask a question about anything at all and get a good variety of opinions from everyone,” she recently said. “When I tweet about breastfeeding or baby stuff in general, it feels good knowing that women are there to support each other. The mommy club is pretty special and I love being a part of it.”

New Article: Lee Pace talks about Breaking Dawn (+ R&K)

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New Article: Lee Pace talks about Breaking Dawn (+ R&K)

Goodness gracious! When it rains, it pours in "The Twilight Saga" casting universe (this is Forks, Wash., after all). All but three of the new vampires introduced in "Breaking Dawn" have now been cast, and trust me, there are a lot of names in this list.

We'll get to the full rundown after the jump, but first we'd like to point out that all those rumors about Lee Pace being cast in the film turned out to be true! The "Pushing Daisies" star was the subject of much casting speculation before any official news was ever released, but he has in fact been cast as the American nomadic vampire, Garrett, who is Carlisle Cullen's BFF and ends up teaming with the Denali Coven. Another exciting addition is Andrea Gabriel, a.k.a Nadia on "Lost," as the Egyptian vamp Kebi.
It's not every day that actors like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson become as big as they have without changing at least a tiny bit.
But it's true. As I've always said, these two are the same today as they were when they first signed up for Twilight.
And one of their newest Twi-costars couldn't agree more...


"Kristen hasn't lost any of that stuff that makes her special," Lee Pace, who is playing Edward's vampire BFF Garrett in the Breaking Dawn flicks, tells me. "People say it's quirky, but I think it is authentic.

Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/56954536.html#ixzz2DIrFRs9G
It's not every day that actors like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson become as big as they have without changing at least a tiny bit.
But it's true. As I've always said, these two are the same today as they were when they first signed up for Twilight.
And one of their newest Twi-costars couldn't agree more...


"Kristen hasn't lost any of that stuff that makes her special," Lee Pace, who is playing Edward's vampire BFF Garrett in the Breaking Dawn flicks, tells me. "People say it's quirky, but I think it is authentic.

Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/56954536.html#ixzz2DIrFRs9G
It's not every day that actors like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson become as big as they have without changing at least a tiny bit.
But it's true. As I've always said, these two are the same today as they were when they first signed up for Twilight.
And one of their newest Twi-costars couldn't agree more...


"Kristen hasn't lost any of that stuff that makes her special," Lee Pace, who is playing Edward's vampire BFF Garrett in the Breaking Dawn flicks, tells me. "People say it's quirky, but I think it is authentic.

"She doesn't march down these red carpets like a show monster," the former Pushing Daisies star continued. "You see these girls and they're all just like, 'I'm living the fantasy. I'm wearing $10,000 worth of clothes and jewelry.' Kristen's just not like that. Kristen is just her."

The same for Mr. Pattinson. "The thing about him that is so charming is what you see is what you get," Pace said. "He is as charming and humble and handsome as he presents himself. Totally what you see is what you get with him."

Pace also said that director Bill Condon's take on the movies is a bit more "dark" than the previous three movies. "Bill Condon is cooling up these movies," he said. "I hope that doesn't get me in trouble with anyone, but he's cool...He really is killing it with this one. He's making it cool. Bill is finding that stuff and letting it be as shocking as it can be, but stylish, too."

Pace returns to filming Breaking Dawn this week after taking a three-week vacation to India. "I wear bright red contacts," he said. "I feel so plain and boring when I take them out."

And Twilight isn't the only things on Pace's mind these days. He also costars in Ceremony, an indie comedy from first-time director Max Winkler that hits theaters April 8, with Uma Thurman.

Pace plays Thurman's fiancé in the film while Michael Angarano (yes, Stewart's ex!) portrays a young man infatuated with her and intent on ruining their wedding plans. "Uma Thurman's pretty great!" Pace said. "Kill Bill is actually one of my all-time favorite movies. Her and Darryl Hannah beating the shit out of each other in a trailer? I love it!"

And it was just announced that Pace has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway production of The Normal Heart with Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons. The play focuses on the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City from 1981 to 1984.


Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/56954536.html#ixzz2DIrAgPKU

It's not every day that actors like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson become as big as they have without changing at least a tiny bit.
But it's true. As I've always said, these two are the same today as they were when they first signed up for Twilight.
And one of their newest Twi-costars couldn't agree more...


"Kristen hasn't lost any of that stuff that makes her special," Lee Pace, who is playing Edward's vampire BFF Garrett in the Breaking Dawn flicks, tells me. "People say it's quirky, but I think it is authentic.

"She doesn't march down these red carpets like a show monster," the former Pushing Daisies star continued. "You see these girls and they're all just like, 'I'm living the fantasy. I'm wearing $10,000 worth of clothes and jewelry.' Kristen's just not like that. Kristen is just her."

The same for Mr. Pattinson. "The thing about him that is so charming is what you see is what you get," Pace said. "He is as charming and humble and handsome as he presents himself. Totally what you see is what you get with him."

Pace also said that director Bill Condon's take on the movies is a bit more "dark" than the previous three movies. "Bill Condon is cooling up these movies," he said. "I hope that doesn't get me in trouble with anyone, but he's cool...He really is killing it with this one. He's making it cool. Bill is finding that stuff and letting it be as shocking as it can be, but stylish, too."

Pace returns to filming Breaking Dawn this week after taking a three-week vacation to India. "I wear bright red contacts," he said. "I feel so plain and boring when I take them out."

And Twilight isn't the only things on Pace's mind these days. He also costars in Ceremony, an indie comedy from first-time director Max Winkler that hits theaters April 8, with Uma Thurman.

Pace plays Thurman's fiancé in the film while Michael Angarano (yes, Stewart's ex!) portrays a young man infatuated with her and intent on ruining their wedding plans. "Uma Thurman's pretty great!" Pace said. "Kill Bill is actually one of my all-time favorite movies. Her and Darryl Hannah beating the shit out of each other in a trailer? I love it!"

And it was just announced that Pace has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway production of The Normal Heart with Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons. The play focuses on the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City from 1981 to 1984.


Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/56954536.html#ixzz2DIrAgPKU