Source: | The Daily Beast | X-Files News | X-Files Lexicon | Posted By: Dan Geer

The X-Files Limited Series

After it was revealed at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour that the success of the limited run season of 24 (titled 24: Live Another Day) spawned discussions at Fox about bringing back the TV network’s other mega-hit series The X-Files in a similar fashion – fans of the show from all over the world got excited. REALLY excited. After all, 20th Century Fox’s attempt in 2008 at a second feature film of the show, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, did not do nearly as well at the box office as the studio had hoped, and the situation all but sealed the deal on there ever being a third feature, let alone one that would wrap up the miscellaneous loose ends left open at the end of the series’ run back in 2002.

Recently, rumors fluttered the internet claiming that a green light was imminent for The X-Files to return to television in the limited run format that Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman suggested back in January. Today, after years of fan campaigning, it has been made official. Read on for the official press release and more!

(Article updated with comments from Chris Carter below)

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Written By: Brandon Engel

My Bloody Valentine 1981

While a rom-com romp starring Sandra Bullock or Tom Selleck might be the obvious choice for a night in on Valentine’s Day, there’s something to be said for sitting through a gruesome bloodbath with your significant other. Vampires have an enduring allure, and there’s a mysterious charm in the way that zombies refuse to make eye contact. Even a chainsaw can be endearing in context. Stop me before I say too much; make it through one of these frightful flicks with the object of your affection and you’ll know you’ve found a keeper.

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Source: E Online | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

The X-Files: Fight the Future

Today may be the start of a new beginning for fans of the extremely successful Fox TV series The X-Files (1993-2002).

Fans all over the world have been waiting and hoping for years now that there just might be hope for a third X-Files theatrical film, even though the second feature, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, wasn’t as successful at the box office as 20th Century Fox had hoped it would be back in 2008 (remind us all again, Fox, why you decided to release it only ONE WEEK after The Dark Knight?!!). All these years later, fans still want closure to the ever popular alien colonization plot from the series.

While a third feature film seems to be looking less and less likely, Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman confirmed at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour that there have been discussions with X-Files series creator Chris Carter about a possible revival of The X-Files – but for television, and that they want David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back! Read on for more!

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Source: Marvel | Posted By: Dan Geer

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The second trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which aired during Monday night’s NCAA College Football Playoff Championship Game, is now online for comic geeks to watch as many times as humanly possible. To be honest, while this of course looks great, I was more impressed by the first trailer, which featured more of Ultron. But you can watch below and decide for yourself. And hey, this one has a bit more Hulk…

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Source: Marvel Entertainment | Posted By: Dan Geer


In case you missed it during last night’s premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter, the new teaser trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man has arrived online for all to see!

Surprisingly, this looks pretty cool, however the trailer doesn’t show much of Ant-Man’s abilities. All we see here is his ability to shrink in size and ride a flying ant. In the comics, he’s been known to do much more than that. Will we see his ability to control swarms of insects? Will he become Giant Man in this film? As far as his character becoming one of The Avengers is concerned, he looks pretty weak here by comparison. Fun, for sure, but weak. But I have the feeling that will all change when we see the full movie. Hit the jump!

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Written By: Dan Geer

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Hammer Films’ The Woman in Black was a very surprising throwback to classic gothic horror. Director James Watkins really understood the genre, filling up the big screen with just the right amount of creepy atmosphere and “jump out of your seat” moments. Nothing was overdone. The film hit just the right balance when it came to executing the fright factor, never letting us see too much. The camera work and lighting (or lack thereof) were so well done, that the eye plays tricks on the viewer when watching, often making us see eerie spectres that aren’t even there. The film simply had a great look to it, as well as a compelling story.

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Written By: Dan Geer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Watching The Hobbit Trilogy has been kind of like munching on a really good appetizer after you’ve already thoroughly enjoyed your filet mignon. We’ve already been blown away by The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, director Peter Jackson’s masterful film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s time-honored novel – a novel that perfected the world that was first established by Tolkien in The Hobbit twenty years prior. It’s one of the greatest sequels ever written. So it is probably inevitable that many will be underwhelmed with The Hobbit film trilogy as a whole after seeing The Battle of the Five Armies. Audiences have already been given the climax to the story, particularly with The Return of the King, and are now being asked to go backwards and enjoy the beginning just as much. That’s just not possible.

So while it is difficult to avoid comparing The Battle of the Five Armies with The Return of the King (or The Hobbit Trilogy to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, for that matter), in the end we really should only be judging this final film in The Hobbit Trilogy on its own merits, and question whether or not it is a worthy ending to the story being told in this trilogy. To critque it any other way just doesn’t make sense. With that in mind, I’m delighted to say that this film is indeed a worthy conclusion, and actually connects to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy quite seamlessly. That’s really all we should expect.

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Source: Terminator Genisys | Posted By: Dan Geer

Terminator Genisys

“We can stop Judgement Day,” says Sarah Connor in the brand new trailer for Terminator Genisys, the fourth sequel in the Terminator franchise. Does this statement indicate just how much they are trying to reboot what has come before, given that in Terminator 3, Schwarzenegger’s T-800 character says that “Judgement Day is inevitable”? Or will the T-800 in this film be butting heads with Sarah Connor in disagreement, already knowing the future?

All we know is that time travel will play a big part in changing what we’ve come to know about this franchise. The trailer even seems to indicate that we’ll be going back to 1984, the period of the first film and revisit events we already witnessed in the first film from a different angle… or something. And we see a gray-haired Arnold (apparently he’s a T-800 built to actually simulate age). It is kind of cool that we really don’t know how this will play out, which has piqued my interest significantly. And hey, the action looks great.

Check out the new trailer after the jump!

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Source: iTunes Trailers | Posted By: Dan Geer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The trailer to end all other trailers is here.

Today, Black Friday, we get our first glimpse of official footage from J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII of the Star Wars Saga). Until now, we knew next to nothing about this film when compared with any of the other sequels/prequels in the Star Wars Saga. Today, that all changes.

It’s best if I say no more, so just head on over to iTunes Trailers to watch 88 seconds of footage from the most anticipated movie since The Phantom Menace, then head back to this article for my initial reaction to the trailer.

Update: Trailer also embedded below in HD, along with my initial reaction.

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Written By: Brandon Engel


The United States of America has proved itself excellent at quite a few things, but one expertise that this fine nation has taken from a rude practice into a precise science is the concept of marketing and the upcoming holiday season is the perfect evidence of said mastery. The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday as it is colloquially known, is the official beginning of the Christmas/Holiday season and while the ideal of the holiday season involves good cheer, charity, and thankfulness, those qualities generally fade away amidst the maelstrom of bargain hunters prepared to draw blood for their favorite brands. Yet, despite the fact that the holiday season may or may not have been hijacked by consumerism, it has never faltered as a good reason to spend some quality time with one’s family. While most of the country may look at this upcoming season through White Christmas-inspired rose-colored glasses, there is a still a minority of those rebellious tradition-breakers who seek to celebrate the holidays in their own way and in that vein of thought, here’s a list of some of the best movies to watch on Black Friday for those with a slightly darker disposition.

Spoiler alert: There is no Santa Claus.

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