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At the Movies: The Amityville Horror

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This movie gave me goosebumps within the first minute. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, this movie definitely delivers it's intented payload. There's one phrase that kept going thru my mind as I watched this film:

Masters Of Doom Casting Call

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Since it was announced that Showtime would be producing a new bio-pic movie based on Masters of Doom, David Kushner's 2003 non-fictional account of the rise of id Software in general and its two well known founders, John Carmack and John Romero, in particular. The big question is: what actors should play these two roles in the movie?

Masters of Doom movie confirmed

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Masters of Doom tells the story of John Carmack and John Romero, and how they came to create the Doom series and found id Software. The movie version will be shown on US pay cable channel Showtime.

LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie

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Meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca and Yoda the Jedi Master as you've never seen them before in LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick! teehee

An Offer He Could Refuse

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Sunday sniping Francis Ford Coppola is hopping mad at Paramount for turning his "Godfather" into a violent video game (due out October 2005).

Sin City Making Big Bucks and Big News

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Released April 1, seems Sin City is on the tips of movie goers' and tech heads' tongues everywhere these days. Noted for using mostly cgi on AMD64 machines for it's action scenes, movies goers and comic fans just love the realistic blood and gore entreated.

Hollywood seeks iTunes for film

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In other movie news, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment is trying to develop and own the next iTunes--but for films.

Taking the Film out of the Film Industry

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Wired.com is running a story about how Mark Cuban, co-owner of Landmark Theatres, is converting his theaters to all digital playback of movies. Starting with theaters in San Francisco and Dallas, he plans to change all 60 to the "first all-digital theater empire".

The Guide to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Learn all about Vogons, Deep Thought, and Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters in the guide to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.'

This Week's Movies: Hostage and Cursed

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When siblings discover they are now werewolves, they must look deep inside and to each other to save themselves from the returning monster and being "Cursed".

"Hostage" negotiator Jeff Talley must once again try and talk young criminals into releasing a family before anyone get hurts. Only this time there's more at stake than just strangers.

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