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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 154:  Wet Hot American Fanny Pack

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 154: Wet Hot American Fanny Pack

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason are shot out of a cannon. Jason led the charge with a rundown of the recent films he has finally pulled the trigger on watching. His viewing of ‘Lone Survivor’ triggers a trip down the rabbit hole where the duo explore the magic of Mark Wahlberg, ‘Girl Meets World’ and journeyman actor Ryan Phillippe. Amongst other hot topics, they explore the addition of Bill Murray to the cast of the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ flick, the rise against cargo shorts, the return of fanny packs and more! Jeremy slow gives us an update on his habit kicking behavior and new addiction to milk chocolate before exploring the revival of ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’ We also take a look inside the world of directors Darren Lynn Bousman and Eli Roth as they tour the land and meet the fans with their current films, ‘The Devil’s Carnival’ and ‘The Green Inferno.’ It’s an intense ride that will leave you thirsting for more! Download, listen and spread the word!

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Pick of The Week: Bert Marcus’ CHAMPS Is A Knockout

Pick of The Week: Bert Marcus’ CHAMPS Is A Knockout

Now available!

Now available!

Filmmaker Bert Marcus, Teenage Paparazzo (2010) & How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2013), explores the battle for the American Dream through the lives and careers of legendary boxers Mike TysonEvander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins with ‘Champs.’

Through illuminating, candid and never-before-scene interviews, these champions reveal their journeys from poverty and violence, through fame and fortune, to self-destruction and self-discovery.

Featuring clips from classic bouts and observations from journalists, educators and A-list celebrity fans that have found inspiration from boxers in their own lives, including Mark WahlbergDenzel WashingtonRon HowardCurtis ‘50 Cent’ JacksonSpike Lee and Mary J. Blige, the film uncovers the sometimes disturbing truths behind the controversial sport where the fight for glory is challenged only by the fight to survive.  CHAMPS truly transcends the sport of boxing.

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LONE SURVIVOR: New Featurette Highlights The Stories Behind The Film

LONE SURVIVOR: New Featurette Highlights The Stories Behind The Film

Universal Pictures has launched new featurette from LONE SURVIVOR. Learn more about the real heroes of Lone Survivor in this new video, featuring interviews from writer/director Peter Berg and Marcus Luttrell, along with the families of the real-life SEAL team members portrayed in the film. LONE SURVIVOR is in select LA/ NY theaters on December 25th, and everywhere on January 10, 2014.

Based on the Book “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana.

'Lone Survivor'

‘Lone Survivor’

ABOUT LONE SURVIVOR
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.

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Explosive New Trailer For Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor’ Starring Mark Wahlberg Unleashed!

Explosive New Trailer For Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor’ Starring Mark Wahlberg Unleashed!

'Lone Survivor'

‘Lone Survivor’

Universal Pictures has just deployed new trailer for Peter Berg’s upcoming action-drama LONE SURVIVOR has just debuted online, exclusively on Apple.

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.

The film will open in select theaters on December 27, 2013, and releases wide on January 10, 2014.

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New Games and Website For ‘Contraband’ Starring Mark Wahlberg

New Games and Website For ‘Contraband’ Starring Mark Wahlberg

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Universal Pictures has just rolled out their new CONTRABAND Hustle and Training Grounds games and they are now LIVE online! Before hitting theaters this weekend for the upcoming action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi, be sure to check out the new games, updated site, trailer and official synopsis!

Check out the new features below!

FACEBOOK APP: TRAINING GROUNDS
With five different jobs to choose from, users are tapped by some of the biggest guys in the smuggling world to see if they have what it takes. After they pick a job, they are tasked with assembling their very own crew of Facebook friends, to smuggle goods into the US and earn status in the criminal underworld. Every run has a different potential payout! Click here!

CONTRABAND HUSTLE GAME
Check it out here! Users are invited to help the cartel smuggle for a chance to win cash prizes!  Choose to either be a hustler by following the official Contraband Twitter account (https://twitter.com/contrabandmovie) and answering trivia questions, or a smuggler through the official Contraband Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/Contraband)! #ContrabandHustle

Synopsis: Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a white-knuckle action-thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling-full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs-where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.

Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.

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Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne 3 Special Edition

Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne 3 Special Edition

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., has announced that a special edition of Max Payne 3 is available now for pre-order for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

Max Payne 3: Special Edition

The contents of the Max Payne 3 Special Edition will be available from November 21 to January 15 and will include:

• A copy of Max Payne 3;

• 10” tall Collectible Max Payne Statue created in a collaboration between TriForce and Rockstar Games;

• Series of game-inspired Original Still Life Art Prints that depict some of Max Payne’s inner demons and vices;

• Copper and brass-plated iron, bullet-shaped Bullet Keychain featuring a screw-off back;

• Classic Multiplayer Character Pack of eight playable multiplayer characters for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, including fan favorites from the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2 like Max Payne from Max Payne 2, Mona Sax and Vladimir Lem;

• Disorderly Conduct Multiplayer Weapons Pack for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer that includes the Hammerhead Auto Shotgun, G9 Grenade Launcher and Molotov cocktail;Max Payne 3 Official Soundtrack featuring the game’s instrumental score.

The Max Payne 3 Special Edition is ideal for fans and players looking for premium and collectible Max Payne content, including digital character and weapon packs not found anywhere else. Max Payne 3 Special Edition will retail for $99.99 in North America and is available for pre-order from now until January 15, 2012 while supplies last.

For more information about Max Payne 3, please visit www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3.

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Official App For ‘Rise Of The Planet of the Apes’ Unleashed!

Official App For ‘Rise Of The Planet of the Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just launched the official Rise Of The Planet of the Apes app for the iPhone and iPad.

The free app poses an intriguing question: are you smarter than an ape? Based on an actual intelligence test done at Kyoto University, it parallels the central storyline of the new studio’s upcoming film, in which a scientist’s tampering with the laws of nature leads to the development of superior intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

The test is as simple as it is revealing: the numbers 1-9 appear on the screen in random positions, and then are quickly covered. You must remember their positions, and then touch the squares in numeric order, in order to pass to the next round. A number is added for each round, so after several rounds recreating their proper positions becomes quite a challenge – for humans, that is.  Studies show that young chimps outperform adult humans in this memory test. “We were very surprised to find this,” Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University said. “But it’s a very concrete, simple fact. Young chimps are superior to human adults in a memory task.”

To play the app, you must first select one of three skill levels – “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Ape” – which determine how long the numbers are displayed.  The most difficult level, “Ape” mimics the speed a typical primate can accomplish the task.

In addition to the game, the app offers access to the latest content about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” including the theatrical trailer, movie tickets (when available), and the “Apes Will Rise” YouTube channel. You can also learn more about the history of the tests that measured apes’ surprising intelligence.

For more information about the app visit: http://www.apeswillrise.com/app/

Don’t forget to check out The Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, in theaters everywhere August 5th.

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New Trailer For ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has released a new full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi classic retake “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, and Brian Cox. The film is slated to hit theaters nationwide on August 5, 2011.

Check out the trailer below and weigh in with your thoughts!

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

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Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’

20th Century Fox wants to give YOU the first look at RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES today, April 13th, 2011, at 2:30PM PDT.

Join the Academy Award® winning visual effects house, WETA Digital for a behind-the-scenes look at the rendering and creation of the apes, as well as exclusive footage from the summer’s most anticipated film!

WETA Digital, the industry leading VFX team behind films like Avatar and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, will host a livestream event on the official Facebook fan page for Avatar (http://www.facebook.com/officialavatarmovie), bringing fans to their headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand for an exclusive look at their work on RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Joined by director Rupert Wyatt, WETA will discuss the technology developed for the film, bringing the characters to life in the cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science fact.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES opens in theaters everywhere August 5, 2011. In the film’s story, a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. It stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as Caesar.

 

Watch live streaming video from apeswillrise at livestream.com

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The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Complete List of 2011 Winners!

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Complete List of 2011 Winners!

The stars were out in force in Hollywood last night for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards which were hosted by the always hilarious Ricky Gervais at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Social Network, Glee, Boardwalk Empire, and The Kids Are All Right were among the night’s big winners. Check out the complete list of winners below:

Best Picture – Drama
Winner: “The Social Network”

“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Winner: “The Kids Are All Right
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Burlesque”
“Red”
“The Tourist”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Winner: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Winner: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Winner: Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version”

Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”
Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love and Other Drugs”
Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Winner: Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”

Anne Hathaway, “Love and Other Drugs”
Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”
Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”

Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”

Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Director
Winner: David Fincher, “The Social Network”

Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”

Best Screenplay
Winner: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”

Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”
“Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David Sieber, “The King’s Speech”

Best Animated Feature
Winner: “Toy Story 3”

“Despicable Me”
“Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Tangled”

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: “In a Better World”

Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love

Best Original Song
Winner: “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” “Burlesque”

“Bound to You,” “Burlesque”
“Coming Home,” “Country Song”
“I See the Light,” “Tangled”
“There’s a Place For Us,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

Best Original Score
Winner: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”

Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”
Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”
A.R. Rahman, “127 Hours”
Hans Zimmer, “Inception”

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