Legendary special effects make-up artist Dick Smith, the man behind Linda Blair’s creepy possessed look in the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, has died at the age of 92. In addition to The Exorcist, he also worked on films such as Taxi Driver, Little Big Man, The Marathon Man, The Godfather, Altered States, The Hunger, Starman, and Scanners. His influence and use of practical effects extended to a wide array of make-up artists who followed him, including Stan Winston (Aliens, Jurassic Park) and Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Smith was a master of practical effects, and his formula for movie blood is still widely used today.
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Smith began his career in the mid-1940s, heading up the make-up department at NBC...
Bioware has released a new trailer showing off the combat gameplay you’ll find in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Take a look below.
The ability to blend tactical and real time combat looks to be a plus, giving players control over how they approach combat situations. The excitement is certainly building for Bioware’s massive RPG, which releases November 18.
Stay tuned for more on Dragon Age: Inquisition in the months ahead leading up to launch.
The Destiny beta proved to be quite successful for Bungie, boding well for the final release. Activision Blizzard released the final numbers of PlayStation and Xbox players who joined in the fun. The final tally was an impressive 4,638,937 players. The beta began on July 17 with Sony’s platforms getting first crack, with Xbox users jumping in on July 22. It all wrapped up on July 27.
“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta, ” said Bungie COO Pete Parsons. “We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
Destiny releases in full for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on ...
Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer for the much anticipated next chapter in The Hunger Games. Take a look below.
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss, now being held up as the leader of the rebellion, along with costars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland .
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21.
The Marvel universe is growing for the upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0. In addition to Avengers, Spider-Man, and the recently announced Guardians of the Galaxy playsets, you’ll also be able to play as a trio of villains- Loki (from The Avengers), Green Goblin (from Spider-Man), and Ronan (from Guardians of the Galaxy). Check out the video below.
Disney Infinity 2.0 will be available September 23.
The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s epic conclusion to The Hobbit trilogy is here. Take a look below (trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers).
You may remember the song playing over the trailer as the one Pippin sang in Return of the King. The movie, starring Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Lee Pace (Thranduil), Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug/Necromancer), Luke Evans (Bard), Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), and Ian McKellen (Gandalf), opens in theaters on December 17.
A trailer was released at San Diego Comic-Con for the long awaited next chapter in George Miller’s Mad Max saga. Take a look below (trailer courtesy of MOVIES Coming Soon).
Max is back, this time being played by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), once again fighting gangs of motorized maniacs in a post apocalyptic desert world. Max is joined in his struggles by Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman who wants to return to the home of her childhood. George Miller returns as director, and from the looks of things, this may be as good as The Road Warrior.
Mad Max: Fury Road is set for release on May 15, 2015.
As the Destiny Beta comes to a close, it’s left a few impressions with me I’d like to share, as well as a few questions I hope will be addressed in the full game. I spent close to twenty hours or so with the game, and tried to hit all of the modes. I tackled the five story missions on Earth, and was lucky enough to get to play the one on the Moon (which was only open for two hours on Saturday, July 26). I participated in Crucible matches, including the special Iron Banner events, getting to see maps on Earth (The Rusted Lands), on the Moon (Dead Sectors), and one on Venus (Shores of Time). I did the Strike mission against Sepiks Prime, and explored the Cosmodrome and the areas surrounding it in Old Russia...
This last week of July isn’t overly big with new releases, but it does have a few of note. The Last of Us Remastered releases on the PS4, so those who didn’t have a PS3 can see what everyone was raving about, as Naughty Dog’s version of a post apocalyptic America is well worth your time. Rogue Legacy makes the leap from the PC to Sony’s platforms for those wanting a dungeon crawler fix, and there’s a new LEGO game for the handhelds. On the home video front, Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan, The Fountain) biblical epic Noah debuts, as does the Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman. Those who remember the delightfully bizarre David Lynch series Twin Peaks can dive in all over again with the release of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery...