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The Last Sci-fi Blog: The Science Fiction Movie Fall Preview
Summer may be over, but this flagship year for science fiction still has four months left to wow us. Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer and others may be behind us, but the cooler months are bringing their own sci-fi treasures. It ain't over yet folks. Welcome to the 2014 Science Fiction Movie Fall Preview! IN THEATERS The Maze Runner (September 19) Remember The Hunger Games? Well, this is kind of like that! But with more boys! And more mazes! And more running, presumably! In all seriousness, it's impossible to say if The Maze Runner will do the same caliber of business that female-led young-adult adaptations like The Hunger Games and Divergent did, but fans certainly seemed pleased after a Comic-Con screening. Let's go into...
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Remembering Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Sir Richard Attenborough and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in August
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Sir Richard Attenborough (1923-2014) - Actor and Filmmaker. He won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for Gandhi and also directed Chaplin, A Bridge Too Far, Cry Freedom and A Chorus Line. He'd been an actor first, earning Golden Globes for supporting in Doctor Dolittle and The Sand Pebbles. He also starred in Jurassic Park (see below), Lost World: Jurassic Park, the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street, The Great...
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Love 'The Shawshank Redemption'? Now You Can Tour Its Prison
The famous prison at the center of seven-time Oscar nominee and tearjerker The Shawshank Redemption, which boasts a set of fine performances from Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Clancy Brown (not to mention numerous other character actor favorites), will soon be open for visitors in the real world.  Cinema Blend, via the Pittsburgh Gazette, reports that the Ohio State Reformatory, where the 1994 film took place, will be open for tours. Mansfield, Ohio is the site of the towering historic prison built between 1886 and 1910. City officials were prepared to tear down the stone structure, but destroying and removing its massive walls (stretching 25 feet into the air and measuring six feet thick) would have been a complicated procedure. The local preservation society came to...
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'Star Wars: The Despecialized Edition' Is the High-Def, Unedited Version You've Always Wanted
Star Wars fans have been clamoring for a Blu-ray version of the original trilogy films – the theatrical releases, not the ones Lucas has tinkered with endlessly over the years – as long as Blu-rays been around. Rumors have circulated that Disney might finally make the dream of a billion sci-fi fanatics a reality, but they’re still just rumors (and highly unlikely, given all the legal issues that would need to be navigated). So, what’s a discerning Padawan to do if they just want to see the original unaltered films? Well, if you don’t mind navigating the waters of the gray market, you can find them online as we speak. An enterprising group of fans have crafted what they refer to as Star Wars: The Despecialized Edition, a restored and remastered update...
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Spaceships, Fast Cars, Bombshells and Michael Bay Collide for 'Cosmic Motors'
Daniel Simon’s book Cosmic Motors details the elaborate design of unique futuristic vehicles, revealing 3D models and other renderings of spaceships, racing cars, warships, balloons and more. It’s a neat science fiction art collection from our pals at Titan Books. Simon knows a thing or two about vehicle design, having worked on TRON: Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now Michael Bay is adapting Simon’s book for the big screen. Variety reports that Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward to pen the screenplay. He recently completed work on Underworld V and is currently writing Arabian Knights for Universal. Bay is producing Cosmic Motors. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping to see his name touted as director one day soon since...
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This 'ABCs of Death 2' Trailer Is Very, Very, Very, Very, Very, Very, Very NSFW
The ABCs of Death was a big, bold experiment wherein 26 filmmakers from around the world were tasked with directing a short film depicting some fatal cinematic insanity themed to a letter (A is for Apocalypse, D is for Dogfight, P is for Pressure and so on). It was basically a gory crash course in how to quickly and efficiently gross people out. Well, now ABCs of Death 2 is heading toward its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 19 (it will then hit VOD on October 2), and so the mad minds behind this new anthology have released the first trailer for it, and it is a very, very, very not-safe-for-work head rush of imagery. If you look about halfway through the trailer, you'll spot a quote from Movies.com, so I guess it's now safe to admit I've seen ABCs of...
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New VOD and Streaming Movies; Plus: Get Infected by Sean Astin in 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero'
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Moms' Night Out (comedy; Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton; rated PG) Night Moves (thriller; Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning; rated R) For No Good Reason (documentary; Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman; rated R) Frank (comedy; Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal; premieres 9/5 on MOD and in theaters; rated R) God Help the Girl (drama; Emily Browning, Hannah Murray; premieres 9/5 on MOD and in...
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Marvel Buzz: 'Black Panther' Is Coming, Plus: Stan Lee's Rejected 'Guardians' Cameo and a 'Loki' Movie
Labor Day is behind us, and the dark days of winter loom on the horizon, but don’t let that get you down – we’ve got superhero movie news to talk about, including lots of Stan Lee goodness in today’s Marvel roundup. Lee, the man behind the Marvel empire, was at the Fan Expo Canada last week, and the 91-year-old icon dropped this bombshell that’s sure to please fans of The Black Panther: the movie is in development. We’re not sure if Lee’s a 100% reliable source on this, but he’s probably in the loop. Until Marvel officially gives word, we’d still be cautiously optimistic about anything being official. The subject came up when Lee was asked about the possibility of a Black Widow stand-alone film. Here’s what he had to...
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Movie News 'Magic Mike XXL' Starts Production (Photo); Star Rumors for 'Escape from New York' Remake
Magic Mike XXL: Steven Soderbergh shared a photo from the first day of shooting on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the male-stripper drama he made in 2012. This time, however, the directorial reins have been handed to his longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs, with Soderberg serving as director of photography (under his nom de plume Peter Andrews) and film editor. Channing Tatum stars; the movie is set for release on July 1, 2015. [Twitter via The Hollywood Reporter]   Escape from New York: Rumor has it that the planned remake of Escape from New York will be "more team based," with supporting characters in the original transformed into full-fledged costars. And who will play Snake Plissken, the iconic leader essayed so memorably by Kurt Russell in John...
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Box Office Report: Summer Box Office Ends on a Whimper, but Still Plenty of Bang Out There
Here are your estimated four-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Guardians of the Galaxy - $22.1 million ($280.4 million total) 2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $15.7 million ($166.3 million total) 3. If I Stay - $11.6 million ($32.1 million total) 4. Let's Be Cops - $10.5 million ($59.6 million total) 5. As Above, So Below - $10.3 million ($10.3 million total) 6. The November Man - $10.2 million ($11.9 million total) 7. When the Game Stands Tall - $8.0 million ($18.6 million total) 8. The Giver - $6.8 million ($33.1 million total) 9. The Hundred-Foot Journey - $6.3 million ($41.1 million total) 10. The Expendables 3 - $4.5 million ($34.1 million total)   The Big Stories Good-bye, summer! That is what Hollywood always says every...
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Storytime with Buzzy & Chick-fil-A Cow


Wed., Sep 3, 10:30AM-11:00AM
Spotsylvania Towne Centre - Food Court
Bill Carroll

137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania Towne Centre


Thu., Sep 4, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Music on the Green
Kristin Nash

137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg

UMW Eagle Nation Day


Sat., Sep 6, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Trapper Young

UMW Battleground Athletic Complex

Picnic in the Park


Tue., Sep 8, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Chris Centore

Hurkamp Park (Prince Edward Street), Fredericksburg

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


​Tue., Sep 9, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Kids Convention 2014


Sat., Sep 13, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Spotsylvania Towne Centre

137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg

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Race for Grace 5K & 1-Mile Fireman Chase


Sun., Sep 14, 8:00AM
Buzzy

Patriot Park, 5710 Smith Station Rd, Fredericksburg

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Picnic in the Park


Tue., Sep 15, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Dee Daniels

Hurkamp Park (Prince Edward Street), Fredericksburg

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Via Colori - Downtown Fredericksburg


Sat., Sep 20, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Buzzy

Charlotte & Sophia Streets, Fredericksburg

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Via Colori - Downtown Fredericksburg


Sun., Sep 21, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Buzzy

Charlotte & Sophia Street, Fredericksburg

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Picnic in the Park


Tue., Sep 22, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Trapper Young

Hurkamp Park (Prince Edward Street), Fredericksburg

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Music on the Green


Thu., Sep 25, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Spotsylvania Towne Center - Village Green
Buzzy

137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg

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Steamers Seafood Grill & Bar


Fri., Sep 26, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Village at Towne Centre
Kristin Nash

1 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 2100, Frederikcsburg
 

Walk to End Alzheimer


Sat., Sep 27, 8:30AM
University of Mary Washington
Buzzy

1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg

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Virginia Lottery - Giant Food


Sat., Sep 27, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Giant Food - Harrison Crossing
Buzzy

5701 Plank Road, Fredericksburg

 

Belvedere Plantation


Sat., Sep 27, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Kristin Nash

1410 Belvedere Dr, Fredericksburg

Picnic in the Park


Tue., Sep 30, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Bill Carroll

Hurkamp Park (Prince Edward Street), Fredericksburg

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ZZ Top


Wed., Sep 3, 2014, 04:00PM
Merriweather Post, Columbia, MD

Aerosmith


Sat., Sep 6, 2014, 07:30PM
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Marc Anthony


Fri., Oct 10, 2014, 08:00PM
Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

Fleetwood Mac


Fri., Oct 31, 2014, 08:00PM
Verizon Center, Washington, DC