Dimension Films – Neve Campbell onboard for Scream 4; Children of the Corn, Hellraiser sequel and American Werewolf in London retools coming…

Our previous posts on Scream 4 and Halloween 3D here. SO glad Neve Campbell is coming back. American Werewolf in London scared the hexx out of me as a kid. And Children of the Corn creeps out more the older I get naturally. Remember the ST episode with the kids killing off the ‘grups’, Village of the Damned, yeah little kids without adult units controlling them are scareeee alright. The people at Variety who did the piece misspelled American Werewolf in London AND Hellraiser. They need to get a horror fan in there!

Variety:

Promising that “I’m going back to doing what I do best,” Bob Weinstein has unveiled several films to be released by Dimension over the next year, many in 3-D.

“Scream IV” will start production in April or May as the first of a new trilogy and the company is talking to Wes Craven to direct, Weinstein reports. Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette will star

…In addition, the company wants to shoot “Halloween III” in 3-D, aiming to release it in October 2010. Dimension also is remaking the cult classic, “Children of the Corn.”

...“I’m heading back to my franchise films,” Weinstein declared, citing plans to shoot sequels to “Hell Raisers” and “Scanners” in 3D. Also on the slate are “Short Circuit” and “American Werewolf (sp) in London.” “These films are our strength and we are committed to doing them in style.”

The first three “Scream” pictures registered grosses of roughly $100 million a piece in the U.S…

*American Werewolf in London clip courtesy of piterdevries

*Children of the Corn trailer courtesy of MonstersAGoGo

*Hellraiser trailer courtesy of InvalidShadow

September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 2 comments.

‘V’ Sneak Peek – Series Premieres 11/3

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September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. Comments off.

Update: ‘Zombieland’ Sneak Peeks

Update: 2 more clips added to end of post (if you have a thing about clowns be warned!!!)

Our previous posts on Zombieland here. In other news word is the new Nightmare on Elm St trailer will debut with Zombieland.

Courtesy of HollywoodStreams

Two men have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-totin, zombie-slayin badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

Clips 3-5 after the break:

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September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

‘Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant’ Featurette

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September 24, 2009. Tags: . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Update: Cramer responds; Julian Robertson on the inflation risk: ‘it’s almost Armageddon if China & Japan don’t buy our debt’

Update: MiM rants, scroll down.

Update: Cramer responds to Robertson’s calls, he agrees and says Pelosi Waxman Rangel are anti business and anti shareholder and business profits:

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When Julian Robertson speaks, investors listen. To say that Wall Street respects the Tiger Management founder and chairman would be an understatement. So much so that Cramer urged anyone who disagreed with Robertson to “recalibrate” his position. “Because he is that good,” Cramer said.

One of the silver sages is Robertson. And he agrees with the high high risk of our humble forecast of HYPERinflation…

CNBC:

The US is too dependent on Japan and China buying up the country’s debt and could face severe economic problems if that stops, Tiger Management founder and chairman Julian Robertson told CNBC.

“It’s almost Armageddon if the Japanese and Chinese don’t buy our debt,” Robertson said in an interview. “I don’t know where we could get the money. I think we’ve let ourselves get in a terrible situation and I think we ought to try and get out of it.”Robertson said inflation is a big risk if foreign countries were to stop buying bonds.

“If the Chinese and Japanese stop buying our bonds, we could easily see [inflation] go to 15 to 20 percent,” he said.  “It’s not a question of the economy. It’s a question of who will lend us the money if they don’t. Imagine us getting ourselves in a situation where we’re totally dependent on those two countries. It’s crazy.”

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Robertson said while he doesn’t think the Chinese will stop buying US bonds, the Japanese may eventually be forced to sell some of their long-term bonds.“That’s much worse than not buying,” he said. “The other thing is, they’re buying almost exclusively short-term debt. And that’s what we are offering, because we can’t sell the long-term debt. And you know, the history has been that people who borrow short term really get burned.”

And what is the solution? GROWTH!!!!!!!

The only way to avoid the problem, he said, is to “grow and save our way out of it.”“The U.S. has to quit spending, cut back, start saving, and scale backward,” Robertson said. “Until that happens, I don’t think we’re anywhere near out of the woods.”

Robertson is not very optimistic about the short-term. “We’re in for some real rough sledding,” he said. “ I really do think the recession is at least temporarily over. But we haven’t addressed so many of our problems and we are borrowing so much money that we can’t possibly pay it back, unless the Chinese and Japanese buy our bonds.”

Update: Where have we heard similar sentiments to those expressed here by eminence grise Julian Robertson? Oh yes, I know at the Tea Parties !!!Where regular (ie beneath the considerations of the elite gentrified media and politicians who think they know better than we what we need) Americans are expressing the same concerns about the out of control spending and rising debt. Main St IS already doing what Robertson is suggesting NEEDS to happen, we are SAVING, we are NOT CONSUMING, we are suffering massive pain in job losses and asset deflation but our productivity is up. The American People are not afraid of a little pain and sacrifice. Our leaders OTOH will not suck it up and tell their their labor supporters that CUTS need to be made, government salaries need to come down, labor salaries need to come down, it is an environment of MASSIVE job loss, ALL SALARIES should be coming down if we are in a free market….

MiM Tax Day Tea Party Sign

MiM Tax Day Tea Party Sign

We are telling Congress to Stop Spending (literally, here is my sign from April 15th) ! We are doing what needs to be done but our idiotic Congressional Leadership (and unlike Cramer I DO blame the Executive Branch, it is top down and we all know it) is shoving down our throats a bigger and bigger expansion of government and regulation and an actual active DISCOURAGEMENT for capital investment!

All in an environment in which they are taxing everything that moves and now we  have the pleasure of being taxed on BREATHING essentially in the health care bill, a poll tax like the ones the British revolted against, uhmmm Richard II?

Anyway, it is our politicians that will be METAPHORICALLY dragged kicking screaming out of office since they seem to be CONSTITUTIONALLY (pardon the pun) incapable of CLOSING the People’s Wallet. Sarah Palin totally GETS THIS BTW. See here for her recent speech. That is why so many of us like Sarah. She RESPECTS us, something the Dear Elites currently in office so clearly do not.

While Main St is instinctively doing the right things to get through this, Congress and Team TOTUS with the assistance of the rah rah cheerleading media are doing the precise opposite of what any rational observer, or financial genius like Robertson (people able to separate themselves from their political inclinations which IMO Krugman et al are unable to do) see needs to be done.

STOP SPENDING, SAVE AND BUCKLE DOWN FOR A FEW YEARS. DISCIPLINE AND FRUGALITY. THE AMERICAN WORK ETHIC IS DEEP IN OUR BONES. WE CAN DO THIS IF CONGRESS WILL ONLY GET OUT OF OUR WAY!!!

2010 elections cannot come soon enough. It would appear that despite millions of Americans expressing their desire for the spending to stop all summer long, they are willfully blind. It seems that only a massive turnover in Congress in 2010 will effectively teach the Critters that the American people will not tolerate being totally removed from the equation when decisions are made that will impact all of us for generations.  ESPECIALLY when we KNOW in our guts they are the wrong decisions.

I mean let’s be honest, why the hexx should the entire country have to carry the load of an enormous new entitlement and debt at a time of recessionary growth and massive deficits with surging existing entitlement costs? Because Obama wants a win in his column and EVERYONE KNOWS IT, EVERY POLL SHOWS THERE IS NO FRAKKIN HEALTH CARE EMERGENCY!! EMTALA laws on the books guarantee ER treatment for ANYONE , a frakkin YETI could show up and get TRIAGE!! /rant off

*Def Leppard courtesy of choppothegreat

September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 2 comments.

Update: US Credit Card Defaults hit record high; Stiglitz: No job growth for at least 2 years & Existing home sales and prices drop…

Update: More happy, happy, joy joy. As we said eons ago, okay in June, lol, we could not understand why the stress test results allowed CapitalOne to not raise reserves against credit card defaults. Well guess what? That ‘bottom’ they called in July, is broken, and we are at another new record and climbing on defaults:

The U.S. credit card charge-off rate rose to a record high in August, as more Americans lost their jobs, Moody’s Investors Service said on Wednesday, in another sign consumers remain under stress.The Moody’s credit card charge-off index — which measures credit card loans that banks do not expect to be repaid — rose to 11.49 percent in August from 10.52 percent in July.

The index resumed an upward trend after declining in July for the first time in almost a year, vanishing hopes of stabilization in the industry after record high credit losses…

Good news huh?! Recall this is Joseph Nobel Prize Stiglitz, another of the SOOPERGENIUSES who supported Obama.

In other happy happy talk, existing home sales dropped (which was a SHOCK to the talking heads but not to any average American, we know you cannot buy a home without a job, hello!!) and prices fell another 12%…

And that wave of foreclosures is coming to boost inventory...

(…)Ivy Zelman, chief executive of Zelman & Associates, a research firm based in Cleveland, believes three million to four million foreclosed homes will be put up for sale in the next few years. The question is whether the flow of these homes onto the market will resemble “a fire hose or a garden hose or a drip,” she says.

Analysts who track the shadow market have focused primarily on the gap between the number of seriously delinquent loans and the number of foreclosed homes for sale by mortgage companies. A loan is considered seriously delinquent, which typically means it is headed to foreclosure, if it is 90 days or more past due.

As of July, mortgage companies hadn’t begun the foreclosure process on 1.2 million loans that were at least 90 days past due, according to estimates prepared for The Wall Street Journal by LPS Applied Analytics, which collects and analyzes mortgage data. An additional 1.5 million seriously delinquent loans were somewhere in the foreclosure process, though the lender hadn’t yet acquired the property. The figures don’t include home-equity loans and other second mortgages

Moreover, there were 217,000 loans in July where the borrower hadn’t made a payment in at least a year but the lender hadn’t begun the foreclosure process. In other words, 17% of home mortgages that are at least 12 months overdue aren’t in foreclosure, up from 8% a year earlier….

Finally the economists have caught on to the OBVIOUS fact -no job no house payment- and Mark Zandi of Moody’s (the Dems fave to bring to the Hill and talk up stimulus spending) has chimed in:

The housing recovery remains weak and could take a turn for the worse if more Americans lose their jobs, analysts say.

Well no shxt Sherlocks!! Hey I have been saying this for over a year, where’s my Nobel Prize, huh??

“The market’s incredibly fragile,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys. “As long as job losses are rising, the housing market is at risk of continuing along a decline. Any recent stability would be in danger.”The unexpected drop in existing home sales for August was the latest sign of just how tentative the recent signs of recovery are.

More NO SHXT analysis:

What has helped housing in recent months, analysts say, has been the first time homebuyer tax credit of $8,000. But that is scheduled to end on November 30th and should be extended, says Walter Maloney, spokesman for the National Association of Realtors.”The tax credit has really been a catalyst,” Walter Maloney says. “We’ve seen a sustained gain in sales in recent months because of it. We need to extend it for all home buyers–and even to commercial real estate.”

Again, MiM has been saying this FOR AGES! That the home buyer tax credit that ends in November, and Clunkers would give 3Q GDP boost and then a drop off when consumers who still dont have work, continue to well NOT SPEND WHAT THEY DONT HAVE. Gee maybe that’s why the government doesn’t undertand it, becuase they DO SPEND WHAT THEY DONT HAVE!

Well gee now that they are on board with the REALITIES we have been talking about on Main St for months now, what do they plan to do to fix it? Give people more government money of course!

Wisconsin School of Business professors produced a recommendation based on their recent study to the Obama administration regarding the grave condition of foreclosures across America…

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September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 3 comments.

Tea Party Patriots: Tucson Tea Party 10/10 with Judge Andrew Napolitano…

Come on down to Tucson Tea Party Patriots!!!

Created by BringIt2theMax:

Invitation to Tucson Tea Party – Tucson’s Last Stand Event
Oct 10, 2009 Keynote Speaker Judge Andrew Napolitano
This event is to raise money to help clean house in 2009 and 2010

TucsonsLastStand.com

TucsonTeaParty.org:

The Tucson Tea Party is extremely excited to announce the biggest tea party event that we have ever organized!

Tucson’s Last Stand will be on October 10 at Tucson Electric Park from 10 am – 1 pm. Seating capacity is 11,500! Admission is free, no tickets necessary, though donations are encouraged.

…Attendees will also be able to engage directly with City Council and Congressional candidates who are competing in upcoming elections.

The purpose of Tucson’s Last Stand is to galvanize the people of Tucson and Pima County to clean house in November’s Tucson City Council election, and then continue onward into 2010. It is imperative that we take the tea party movement to the next level if we are to achieve this.

Tucson’s Last Stand will also be a major fundraiser for the electoral battles ahead, and while admission is free, donations are strongly encouraged.

For more information, see the links below:

September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

BSGcast: Interview with Lt Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani)

Courtesy of  YourGeekNews/BSGcast:

Nat had the chance to sit down with Alessandro Juliani, the multitalented Canadian actor behind her favourite character, Lt. Felix Gaeta. Find out what he had to say about the finale (SPOILER WARNINGS!), the mutiny arc and get a glimpse into the mystique of the man… the MAN-stique.

~Matt + Nat

September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Caprica, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

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