"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Links of the Day

A Nightmare on Elm Street Teaser Trailer - Via MB.com, comes the new teaser trailer and poster of the remake that is coming out next April. It looks like they are keep many of the iconic images and ideas from the first movie but of course adding their own.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Teaser from Bay Films/Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.

PSP Go Review - Gizmodo reviews the new handheld device that is coming out in a few days. Based on what I have seen and read, the device simply isn't worth the $250 purchase price. The display and design is solid, the main problem is it costs more for the same graphics capabilities and limitations of the original PSP but now you have to re-purchase your existing UMD games (via download) if you want to play them on the new device. The net result is you new to the PSP, it might be worth it but you already own a PSP, the cost of upgrading goes well beyond the initial $250 hardware cost.

New Final Fantasy 13 Trailer - Japanese only (and no subtitles) but it does give you an idea of the look of the game as it shows about a minute of cinematic mixed with game play elements. The game is out in Japan this Christmas, no dates for the rest of the world.

A Christmas Carol Trailer - Click the link for various size HD versions of the trailer for the new CGI animated movie from Robert Zemeckis. IT starts Jim Carrey, who plays Scrooge and his ghosts.

Primeval Renewed - The successful sci-fi show from the UK about time travel and dinosaurs has been renewed thanks to an agreement between the cash strapped ITV and BBC. ITV cancelled the show when it decided it couldn't afford to make it but apparently its numbers in the US and elsewhere convinced the BBC that it could use the property for their own channels (much like they do with the Doctor Who and Torchwood). The renewal however is all roses. It’s only for 13 episodes that will be split into two seasons and probably will not start airing until 2011.

Terminator's Halcyon Holdings Bankrupt - Despite a brief resurgence of Terminator with the recent movie and now cancelled TV show, the rights holder to the property is bankrupt (betting the higher ups "bonuses" account for most of the cause of debt). The net result is however the company lands (extinct or continues) Terminator as a movie or TV series is probably done for at least a decade (and then will probably be rebooted).

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