Category Archives: Entertainment

Family Guy, Giggity!

The CableTV.com team have put together an interactive map of Family Guy characters. You can see all of the characters in one image, and scroll to find out facts about each.

They are also giving away a volume 1-10 Family Guy DVD set and the Monopoly Family Guy board game to fans who discover the secret character within the image.

80 of Your Favorite Family Guy Characters
Created by the team at CableTV.com

The Giant Spider–Retro Creature Feature due to release in 2013

Do you like B-movies as much as I do, especially sci-fi and horror b-movies? If so, here’s a treat for you…

Below is a new trailer to Christopher R. Mihm’s upcoming retro creature feature, The Giant Spider — due to release in 2013. Check the website for more info.

Synopsis:
When radiation left behind by atomic weapons testing creates a gigantic killer mutant arachnid, it’s up to a trio of scientists, an Army general, and a newspaper reporter and his fiancée to figure out how to stop the hungry beast from devouring the entire county.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver

There’s a new graphic novel out called "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver". The book is part of a 3-part series, all to be released throughout November and December 2012.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a dark, gritty, action – horror story inspired by the biblical tale of Armageddon.The story follows Adam Cahill, a warrior bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. But sinister forces strike against him and send him into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the Four Horsemen to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of Humanity.

The graphic novel can be found at Graphicly, Comixology for digital sales. Heavymetal.com also offers a hard and digital copy of the book as well.

Red Town Lost–A Horror Novel by John Shupeck

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Here’s a relatively new novel by John Shupeck: Red Town Lost. If you like Clive Barker, then this right up your alley.

It’s available in paperback and on the Kindle, check out Red Town Lost on Amazon.

Book Description:

WHEN FRANKIE RED COMES TO TOWN…PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE!

It’s fall of 2012, and Dan Suppers is lost. Abandoning his broken down vehicle, he’s been walking through seemingly endless woods for hours looking for something — anything — that resembles civilization. What he finds is a smoking pit of Hell — a large building filled with what Dan soon realizes are the remnants of hundreds of human corpses.

And Dan thought he was having a bad day!

Red Town Lost chronicles the efforts of a terrified man to discover the secret of what happened the night the building burned, and in the process unraveling four harrowing tales revolving around four unforgettable individuals and their own unique trials and tribulations that are somehow connected to the burned out building. Unfortunately, the man will discover very quickly that the stories are not just connected with his morbid discovery, but in fact may hold horrifying implications for the man and his very soul!

WHO IS FRANKIE RED AND WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN STORE FOR DAN?

Google Music Is A Flop

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I didn’t even know Google had a music service, but apparently it’s a flop, it’s not living up to expectations and losing users weekly. Wow, there’s a ton of negative buzz about this service, I feel bad for the engineers dedicated to this area.

Things sound so bad that Google execs may pull the plug soon. If you keep your music in their store, hopefully you can migrate it in time.

I’m a big fan of Amazon’s MP3 Store and Cloud Player. No DRM, all MP3s, I can play on my WP7 Samsung Focus, on my laptop, on my Home Theater PC, my iPod Touch. And it’s simple to purchase.

Where No Man Has Gone Before

If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area there’s a cool new improv comedy you must go see called “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. It’s a long form improv comedy parodying the original Star Trek series and it runs June 23-July 2 at Seattle’s Odd Duck Studio which is near the I-90 / I-5 interchange.

One of the actors is Cheryl, (pictured below in costume and w/an alien rock), she writes about some of the nuances of the show and the hidden Star Trek community at her blog.

You can also check out more details, pics  at their Facebook page . They also have a challenge for us at FB that could get the alien girl in the show to dress in green paint and play the part of the Orion slave girl. 😉

Get your tickets here, they’re only $12. I’ll see you there next week on the 24th!

 

Blood Light, The Lighter Side of Death

The wait is over, "Blood Light" is back and better then before with longer episodes, the same comedic creativity, and a few new faces that will keep us all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what’s to come. After launching the first 5-episodes in September of 2010, "Blood Light" has gained great momentum and a loyal fan base in the short time it has been running.

"Blood Light" is centered on the premise that “This is NOT a show about vampires; it’s a show about people who happen to be vampires.” Two recently turned Vampires, Alex and Ethan, struggle with the realization that being a Vampire is not as ‘cool’ as it seems. Along with Connor, their human friend, who pretends to be a Vampire to get women to sleep with him, they soon realize that death sucks just as much as life.

Here’s episode 1 below, check out their site to watch the videos.

Microsoft Office Plays Detective in New Novel

Crush

In "Crush," a crime thriller by chiropractor-turned-author Alan Jacobson, Microsoft’s Office suite plays a central role in helping track down a serial killer.

From CNET:

Without giving away too much of the plot, it’s fair to say that a certain PowerPoint file becomes a key piece of evidence, with a worker at Microsoft finding central clues within the document’s metadata.

Product placement aside, from reading the product description at Amazon, it actually looks like a decent mystery .

Shelf Life Chapter One

Shelf Life

James Spencer from pixel eyes productions alerted me to a new machinima series they’ve posted called Shelf Life, it uses the models from Half Life 2. I honestly think this stuff is a masterpiece! The quality if this video blows me away.

The audio is spot on and the music adds to the creepiness factor of this mind-bending thriller. The cinematic aspects are something you’d expect right out of Hollywood movie, not a machinima. For instance there’s a couple of pan shots early on, one of them is pretty complex that occurs outside the protaganist’s house and i recall thinking at the time ‘now this is what’s cool about this medium, there aren’t many films that attempt something like this’.

Synopsis:

It’s about two scientists, one with the ability to visualize advanced theories related to the power of memory and the human brain, and one with the determination to do whatever it takes to reach a scientific breakthrough. They are both parts of one big puzzle, a puzzle that is a project that poses a bigger danger to humanity than anything else in history, and it’s up to one of them to expose the danger, even if it means putting himself at great risk.

Here’s part 1 below, go to their youtube channel and subscribe to keep up with each part to this thriller.

New Sherlock Holmes Trailer

I’ve always loved the Sherlock Holmes stories whether in book, radio theater or cinema form. I can hardly wait for the next chapter in the great detective’s life later this year. And according to IMDB, this is the first Sherlock Holmes movie to reach US cinema in 20 years! It’s about time! 🙂 Here’s the details on this one:

Release Date: December 25, 2009
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly
Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.