Archive for September, 2009

Ever have that nightmare that you can’t shake? It hits you when you least expect it and keeps you up all night. Most remakes are nightmares, but here is a nightmare that I might not mind…

The trailer for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has arrived! The only thing that makes me okay with this remake is the inspired casting of the incredibly talented Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.

So, what do you think? Are you ready for a “new” nightmare? Or are you cursing at another remake?

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Nicolas Cage will (most likely) ride again as the Ghost Rider! According to Variety, Columbia Pictures pictures is moving forward with a sequel to Mark Steven Johnson’s 2007 comic book adaptation, while leaving Johnson in the dust.

Columbia has picked up an old Ghost Rider script from David Goyer, and is hoping to rewrite it into a sequel. I’m cool with Goyer writing the film, but I hope he doesn’t direct it.  I was looking forward to both Blade: Trinity and The Invisible, but neither delivered.  Not all writers make good directors. I hope they find someone new, with a fresh perspective and a cool dark style.  Ghost Rider could make an awesome thriller, mixing the darkness of Hellraiser with the action adventure of Spider-Man. We’ll see.

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Have you checked out Charter’s Camaro Sweepstakes? In their last giveaway, Charter gave away a laptop every day for two months, and in an effort to top that, they are now giving away a 2010 Camaro 2SS. The contest began on September 15, and will be running through November and ending on November 26 at noon.

In addition to the Camaro, you could walk home with a variety of other prizes by signing up for Charter services, including a $100 gift card when you buy 3 Charter services, a $50 gift card with 2 services, or a $25 gift card after you buy 1 Charter service. Where are the gift cards for? Well, a ton of major retailers in clothing, home and accessories, and restaurants, including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Sears, Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesday, Subway, Outback, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, Macy’s, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Game Stop, Office Depot, Bass Pro Shops, and Barnes & Noble, along with a bunch of others.

If you won this contest, where would you take the Camaro? Personally, I’d head right to the beach and cruise.

The above link contains the full giveaway details, along with the complete rules and specifications on the Camaro. And don’t forget, you can check out Charter on Facebook and Charter on Twitter. Good luck in the contest!

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Posted on September 25th, 2009 by admin | Comments Off on New Charter Contest
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The Mid-Week Pit, Wolverine, Star Wars, Lost, Harry Potter, Action Movies

It has been a while since we’ve had a Pit (let along a mid-week version)! Sorry about the slow up, it is just that time of the year, but things are starting to pick up with the new season of television!

  • THOR has an official description: “The movie’s story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.” It sounds like it fits in well with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk established in the Marvel movie universe.
  • Glee is pretty awesome. If you haven’t given it a chance yet, you can watch full episodes on FOX’s website for free.
  • Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield have joined the cast of The Social Network. The flick focuses on the founding of Facebook and was scripted by Aaron Sorkin and set to be directed by David Fincher. Even with all of this talent, I just can’t get excited about a movie focusing on the formation of Facebook, Sounds like a complete borefest.  At least Jesse will be kicking some Zombie-ass soon enough.
  • Justin Lin has been signed to helm a reboot of Highlander. What happened to there can be only one? While I do like Lin’s work, I’d rather see them make Highlander 13 rather than start over with a “hot/young/sexy/hip/trendy/can’t act” cast. Oh well. As long as they don’t try to remake Back to the Future, I’ll be okay.
  • The cast of one of TV’s best shows, Damages, just got bigger.  Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine will be joining Glenn Close and Rose Byrne for the series’ third season.  You can revisit the show’s first season here.

As we already know, Kevin Smith is awesome, but you know what else is really awesome? Free sh*t! Add them together and you have our new contest. We are giving away a few copies of…

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The official description:

Collecting some of the finest moments of Smith’s freewheeling conversations with his friend and producer Scott Mosier (as heard on their top-rated podcast, known as SModcast), this brand new book exposes more of the inner workings of Smith’s wonderfully weird mind.

Discover the genesis of Stalin’s Monkey Soldier army, the horrifying tale of Kevin vs. Steak Tartare, how to make bukkake eggs, the lengths to which Jason Mewes would go for a free comic, and how Kevin was once willing to let Alanis Morissette get mugged…

Lewd, crude and hilariously rude, these are just a few examples of the riches to be found within! Also featuring guest conversationalists Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson, fellow filmmaker and failed Canadian Malcolm Ingram, and even contributions from his wife Jen and daughter Harley, these are the humorous highs and cultural lows of Kevin Smith’s verbal diarrhoea…and he can’t wait to unload on you.

Now, how do you win your copy of Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of Smodcast?  Simply leave a comment on this article and let us know who your favorite Kevin Smith created character is! Is it Dante or Randal? Holden McNeil? Banky Edwards? Brodie? Jay or Silent Bob?

Also, to get a double entry into the contest, let us know your favorite Kevin Smith related story! It could be from the Smodcast, An Evening with Kevin Smith or one of his many Comic Con appearances. Three winners will be chosen on September 25th, 2009!

Eligibility/The Fine Print

To enter this contest, you must live in the United States or Canada. Simply leave a message in the comments section of this post and tell us who your favorite Kevin Smith character of all time is and you are entered into the contest. Please do not put your address in the comments. If you win, you will be notified by e-mail and asked to provide your address for shipping purposes only. No records will be kept of addresses or e-mail address information. Good Luck! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Posted on September 16th, 2009 by admin | Leave a Comment (18)
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Glee, Best New Show on TV

If you haven’t taken the time to check out Glee, than you are missing one of the most enjoyable and entertaining shows to be created in a long long time.  The series follows a ragtag Glee Club and an assorted cast of crazy teenagers and teachers at a small high school and seamlessly blends comedy, drama and music.  If you missed the first two episodes, you can check them out here. The new episode airs at 9pm on FOX.

What else is on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: Wipeout (Gameshow)
  • FOX: So You Think You Can Dance (Reality)
  • CW: America’s Next Top Model (Reality)
  • TRU: Most Daring (Docu)
  • SPIKE: UFC Fight Night (Wrestling)

9PM

  • ABC: Crash Course (Crime Drama)
  • CW: The Beautiful Life: TBL (Drama)
  • SYFY: Ghost Hunters (Docu)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Comedy)

10PM

  • ABC: Primetime: Family Secrets (News Showcase)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Comedy/Variety)
  • TRU: Black Gold (Docu)
  • TNT: Dark Blue (Drama)

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” If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.”Bodhi

Posted on September 15th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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