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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 136: The Bryce of Being Awesome

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 136: The Bryce of Being Awesome

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On a very special episode of Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason welcome legendary blogger and horror community staple Thomas Bryce of Shit Movie Fest (www.shitmoviefest.com). Tom gives us the lowdown on the origins of Shit Movie Fest, how it grew to become a force in the horror community and made Thomas Bryce an undeniable sensation almost overnight (or something to that effect.) The trio then turn their sights on their most anticipated film releases with our Summer Movie Preview Spectacular! From the ‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ to ‘Terminator Genisys’ to ‘Tomorrowland,’ their is certainly something for everyone this season! Sprinkle in some whacky banter and random musings and you have one hell of a podcast! If that’s not enough, we’ll see you next Tuesday (K)night… or until the pre-order is over.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 135: An Episode So Nice, We Did It Twice!

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 135: An Episode So Nice, We Did It Twice!

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It’s time for another exciting episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast! This week, Jeremy discusses the concept of “the gated community of horror,” how horrors fans could be the worst type of fans and finally vents his frustrations! Jason gives us a run-down of his latest interviews ranging from Cherie Currie of The Runaways to Nia Vardalos of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ fame. The duo also discuss the recently released trailers for ’Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Quentin Tarantino’s ’The Hateful Eight’ and ‘Batman Vs. Superman.’ Clearly, it was a big week for trailers and (Spoiler Alert!) they gave us a case of the steamin’ undies! If that’s not enough, We’ll see you next Tuesday (K)night.

Download the latest episode of Acid Pop Cult on iTunes!


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Jeremy on Twitter – @almostgothim
Jason on Twitter – @iconvsicon

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 134: Hollywood Is Burning

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 134: Hollywood Is Burning

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason take a look at the box office success of ‘Furious 7.’ Is it quality filmmaking, the film fans or morbid curiosity that resulted in it’s box office success. The duo also examine celebrity deaths and how they effect us as fans. As Jeremy’s distain for the horror community grows, he sets the stage for an explosive upcoming episode. Meanwhile, Jason gives is a look inside his upcoming interviews and random arcade game purchases. If that’s not enough, We’ll see you next Tuesday (K)night. Download it on iTunes!


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Jeremy on Twitter – @almostgothim
Jason on Twitter – @iconvsicon

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The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration To Be Held On May 23rd At The Hollywood Palladium

The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration To Be Held On May 23rd At The Hollywood Palladium

jeff-hanneman-slayer-2013The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 – 7:30PM. Hanneman passed away on May 2 at the age of 49.

The Memorial Celebration will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-in basis (subject to venue capacity). All ages are welcome, and paid parking will be available around the venue.

Jeff Hanneman helped shape Slayer’s uncompromising thrash-metal sound as well as an entire genre of music. His riffs of fury and punk-rock attitude were heard in the songs he wrote, including Slayer classics “Angel of Death,” “Raining Blood,” “South of Heaven” and “War Ensemble.” Hanneman co-founded Slayer with fellow-guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo in Huntington Park, CA in 1981. For more than 30 years, Hanneman was the band member who stayed out of the spotlight, rarely did interviews, amassed an impressive collection of World War II memorabilia, was with his wife Kathy for nearly three decades, shut off his phone and went incommunicado when he was home from tour, did not want to be on the road too late into any December as Christmas was his favorite holiday, and, from the time he was about 12 years old, woke up every, single day with one thing on his mind: playing the guitar.

It was once suggested to Slayer that if they would write “just one mainstream song that could get on the radio,” they would likely sell millions of records and change the commercial course of their career, similar to what had happened to Metallica with 1993’s “Enter Sandman.” Jeff was the first to draw a line of integrity in the sand, replying, “We’re going to make a Slayer record. If you can get it on the radio, fine, if not, then fuck it.”

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Slayer Offer Fans Update On The Passing of Jeff Hanneman

Slayer Offer Fans Update On The Passing of Jeff Hanneman

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Metal Gods Slayer have just issued an update on their fallen bandmate Jeff Hanneman. Check out what the band had to say about their brother below:

“While the details are being worked out now, Slayer wants its fans to know that there will be a celebration of Jeff Hanneman’s life sometime later this month, along with Jeff’s family and friends, the public will be invited to attend. More information will be posted here soon.

Kerry King and Tom Araya are trying to deal with the loss of their brother by remembering some the good times they shared.

KERRY: “I had so many great times with Jeff…in the early days when we were out on the road, he and I were the night owls, we would stay up all night on the bus, just hanging out, talking, watching movies…World War II movies, horror movies, we watched “Full Metal Jacket” so many times, we could practically recite all of the dialogue.”

TOM: “When we first formed Slayer, we used to rehearse all the time, religiously, 24/7. Jeff and I spent a lot of time hanging out together, he lived in my father’s garage which was also our rehearsal space. When he got his own apartment, he had an 8-track and I would go there to record songs I’d written, not Slayer songs, other stuff I’d written. At a certain point, you still have the band but you start your own lives outside of the band, so that 24/7 falls to the side, you don’t spend as much time together as you once did. I miss those early days.”

KERRY: “He was a gigantic World War II buff, his father served in that war, so when Slayer played Russia for the first time – I think it was 1998 – Jeff and I went to one of Moscow’s military museums. I’ll never forget him walking around that place, looking at all of the tanks, weapons and other exhibits. He was like a kid on Christmas morning. But that was Jeff’s thing, he knew so much about WW II history, he could have taught it in school.”

TOM: “We were in New York recording South of Heaven. Jeff and I were at the hotel and we had to get to the studio – I think it was called Chung King, a real rundown place. So we left the hotel and decided to walk, but then it started raining. We walked maybe five blocks, and it was raining so hard, we were totally soaked, so we decided to get a cab. Here we are, two dudes with long hair and leather jackets, absolutely soaked, thumbing to the studio. No one would stop. We had to walk the entire way.”

TOM: “Jeff was a lifeline of Slayer, he wrote so many of the songs that the band will always be known for. He had a good heart, he was a good guy.”

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We’ve just learned that the official cause of Jeff’s death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record.”

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The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor Passes Away At 79

The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor Passes Away At 79

Silver screen legend Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at age 79. The Oscar award winning actress died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Taylor had been struggling with the condition for many years and had recently been hospitalized.

Born in London, Taylor started her career in motion pictures when she was still a child and would eventually star in over 50 films. Taylor won two Oscars for Best Actress in 1961 for Butterfield 8 and in 1967 for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She was also nominated three other times for Best Actress Oscars, for the films Raintree County (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1959), and Suddenly Last Summer (1959).

Taylor’s children were at her side when she passed away, and her son Michael Wilding has released the following statement:

“My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”

She appeared on the cover of Life magazine 14 times, more than any other film star, and on People magazine’s cover more than 25 times. In the 1960s, pop artist Andy Warhol used photography and silk-screening techniques to depict Ms. Taylor’s face as a totem of beauty and fame in what became a much-reproduced piece.

Taylor spent more than six decades as one of the world’s most visible women for her two Academy Awards, eight marriages, ravaging illnesses and work in AIDS philanthropy. Elizabeth Taylor is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Legendary British Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

Legendary British Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, who starred in blockbuster films such as “Inception” and “The Usual Suspects,” has died at the age of 64 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Spokesman and friend Andrew Richardson told the UK press that Postlethwaite died in a hospital in Shropshire, in western England, on Sunday. Shortly before his death he publicly thanked the hospital staff in the local newspaper for their “wonderful” treatment and care during his illness.

Postlethwaite was nominated for his performance alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Jim Sheridan’s critically acclaimed 1993 film “In The Name Of The Father,” he’s probably better known for menacing roles in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “The Last of the Mohicans” and, of course, “The Usual Suspects.”

Cancer did not slow the veteran actor down for long, Postlethwaite recently appeared in such films as Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and Ben Affleck’s “The Town.”

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Comedic Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead At 84

Comedic Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead At 84

Comedic legend Leslie Nielsen, who is best known for his roles in movies such as “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun,” has died aged 84.

Manitoba radiostation CJOB 68 is reporting that comic actor Leslie Nielsen has passed away in hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after complications from pneumonia. The website for the station has posted supposed audio of the news from Nielsen’s nephew Doug Nielsen.

Doug Nielson reportedly told CJOB that Leslie had been in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 12 days and that with family and friends by his side at 5:30pm Sunday “he just fell asleep and passed away.”

Nielsen’s agent has confirmed to TMZ.com that Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET.

Born in Regina, Canada, Leslie Nielsen appeared in more than 100 movies and hundreds of television shows over the course of his career. Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he was also made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002 despite also being a naturalized US citizen. He was married four times, and had two children from his second marriage, Maura and Thea Nielsen.

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‘Titanic’ Actress Gloria Stuart Passes Away At 100

‘Titanic’ Actress Gloria Stuart Passes Away At 100

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Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning film — has died. She was 100.

Stuart, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson.

Her career in Hollywood began in the 1930s, when she was under contract with Universal and 20th Century Fox and starred in films like “The Invisible Man” with Claude Rains, “Here Comes the Navy” opposite James Cagney and two Shirley Temple films. She appeared in 42 features before 1939, when her studio contract was not renewed. She struggled to find work and retired from film in 1946.

Cameron resurrected Stuart’s career in 1997, when he cast her as Rose Calvert, the older version of Kate Winslet’s character in “Titanic.” At 87, Stuart became the oldest actress ever nominated for an Academy Award for her role in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic.’

Stuart had been diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago. In July the actress was honored at an “Academy Centennial Celebration With Gloria Stuart” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies At 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies At 80

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Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died last night after suffering a “massive” heart attack.

UPDATE: A rep for the Steinbrenner family has released a statement saying, “It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80.”

According to multiple reports, Steinbrenner was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tampa where he was later pronounced dead. Steinbrenner had just celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4. The Tampa Tribune reports that emergency crews responded at Steinbrenner’s home last night and took him to a hospital.

After Steinbrenner took over the team in 1973, the Yankees locked up 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles. Steinbrenner retired from running the Yankees in 2006, leaving his sons Hank and Hal to run the team. Steinbrenner is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Joan Zieg, and their four children — Hank, Hal, Jessica and Jennifer.

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