I have no idea why this isn’t one of the most popular sites on the net. Pandora is a personalized online radio station. Not only is it really easy to use, but you don’t even need to register to get started. Right when you get to the homepage, the site asks you what artist or song you are in the mood for. From there, your personal radio station chooses music with similar styles that it thinks you might enjoy. If you don’t like a particular song, you give it a thumbs down, it shuts right off (moving on to the next song), the station apologies and promises not to play that song or others too much like it again. If you decide to register an account with Pandora, then you can save your stations and listen to them at any time. The longer you have a station, the more songs that it learns that you like or dislike, which makes sure that you never have to change the station. You can hear it for yourself here.

Posted on August 25th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Here are a few articles and vids to help you get through your morning coffee…
  • Nic Cage joins Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation of Kick-Ass. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The trailer for Transporter 3 is out! The action is of course non-stop. (IGN)
  • Did you know that Cobra Commander appeared in an episode of Transformers? (YouTube)
  • Obama introduces Biden as has running mate. Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with entertainment, but it seems important enough. (CNN)

EA Mythic, the company behind Spellbinder: The Nexus ConflictAliens OnlineStarship Troopers: Battlespace, and Dark Age of Camelot, are gearing up to release their newest Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG or MMO for short), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

The game features Realm vs. Realm gameplay combat, which means you’ll be fighting with and against other real players in a never ending war of the worlds. You can find out more info about the game at its official site and watch an awesome cinematic for the game below.

How long do you think it will be until they make this into a movie? In the very least an animated feature.

Posted on August 24th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Superman Doomsday
Plot Summary: IMDB Synopsis (warning: spoilers)
Starring: Adam Baldwin (Clark Kent/Superman), Anne Heche (Lois Lane), and James Marsters (Lex Luthor).
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, and Brandon Vietti.

“Superman Doomsday” marks the beginning of a new era for DC Comics animation. Produced in the style Bruce Timm made famous with “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Superman”, this film is adapted straight from one of DC Comic’s most famous storylines (the Death and Return of Superman) and was made for adults. The violence in the film is brutal and unforgiving. Nothing is held back in Doomsday’s rampage, or that of the Eradicator’s (fans of the comic will recognize that name that is sadly never mentioned in the film). One character’s death leaves a nice sized pool of blood and the image of a sheet draped over a murdered 7 year old girl is unsettling. I highly recommend viewing the film before you let anyone under 13 years old watch it.

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It might be a bit premature to say this, but could Guy Ritchie be back? The trailer for his new film, “RockNRolla”, has a vibe and style that reminds me of “Snatch”, and an excellent cast (featuring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, and Jeremy Piven). I hope the film is as good as the trailer (you can watch it below) and that we are not left with another “Swept Away” or “Revolver”. 

You can also check out the film’s awesome poster here.

Like a phoenix, when one “Stargate” series falls, another one rises from its ashes. First we had “Stargate: Atlantis” just as the original “Stargate: SG-1” series was losing steam, and now that “Atlantis” is reaching its end, “Stargate: Universes” is ready to go where no stargate has gone before. The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning that the new series will be launched with a 2 hour TV movie in early 2009 and will be followed with the new series in the summer.

The new series will of course be overseen by series co-creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, who will act as executive producers and writers on the new series. THR goes on to say that the new series “introduces a team of explorers who find an ancient unmanned ship called the Destiny. Unable to return to Earth, the crew must fend for themselves aboard the ship, which has a preprogrammed mission taking them to the far reaches of the universe.” While no “SG-1” or “Atlantis” cast members will be a part of the new shows regular cast, crossovers are expected to continue as they did with “SG-1” and “Atlantis”.

“Stargate” is the Sci Fi Channel’s longest-running original series franchise, so I don’t think this show is that much of a surprise. “Stargate: SG-1” has continued since it was canceled in the form of straight to DVD movies, and it is expected that “Stargate: Atlantis” will do the same after it finished up its last season, which is currently airing on the Sci-Fi Channel. This is a franchise that knows how to streech its legs!

You can find out more about the new series here.

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