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Sin City / Lord of the Rings Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on December 22, 2009

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RIP Brittany Murphy – Dead at 32

Posted by LiveFor on December 20, 2009

Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit “Clueless” and rose to stardom in “8 Mile,” died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 32.

Andy M sent me the news while I was sat in the cinema watching Avatar.

AP report that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. She would not provide a cause of death or any other information.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday at the home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in West Hollywood hills. Murphy was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into Murphy’s death, Officer Norma Eisenman said. Detectives and coroner’s officials were at Murphy and Monjack’s home Sunday afternoon but did not talk to reporters. Paparazzi were camped outside.

Messages left for Murphy’s manager, agent and publicist by The Associated Press weren’t immediately returned.

Neighbor Clare Staples said she saw firefighters working to resuscitate the actress Sunday morning. She said Murphy was on a stretcher and “looked as though she was dead at the scene.”

Murphy’s husband, wearing pajama bottoms and no shoes, appeared “dazed” as firefighters tried to save her, Staples said.

“It’s just tragic,” she said.

Born Nov. 10, 1977, in Atlanta, Murphy grew up in New Jersey and later moved with her mother to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Her career started in the early 1990s with small roles in television series, commercials and movies. She is best known for parts in “Girl, Interrupted,” “Clueless” and “8 Mile.”

Her on-screen roles declined in recent years, but Murphy’s voice gave life to numerous animated characters, including Luanne Platter on more than 200 episodes of Fox’s “King of the Hill” and Gloria the penguin in the 2006 feature “Happy Feet.”

She is due to appear in Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming film, “The Expendables,” set for release next year.

Her role in “8 Mile” led to more recognition, Murphy said told AP in 2003. “That changed a lot,” she said. “That was the difference between people knowing my first and last name as opposed to not.”

Murphy credited her mother, Sharon, with being a key to her success.

“When I asked my mom to move to California, she sold everything and moved out here for me,” Murphy said. “I was really grateful to have grown up in an environment that was conducive to creating and didn’t stifle any of that. She always believed in me.”

Sad news indeed when anyway that young passes away.

I remember her in Sin City and a film called Drive with Mark Dacascos. She was never one of those actresses on my radar and I find it sad that she will probably not get the huge outpouring of grief that Heath Ledger received. The way of the world I suppose.

What are your memories of Murphy?

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What Alignment are you?

Posted by LiveFor on November 4, 2009

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Hey I admit it. I like a bit of RPG every now and again – Conspiracy X, AD&D, Cthulhu etc. Topless Robot dug up the goods with this explanation of the various alignments from back in the day.

I think they got it pretty much spot on. If any of you happen to be Chaotic Evil, then nice to meet you, please don’t hurt me.

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Reign of Death – Noel Clarke’s sci-fi pulp noir detective short film

Posted by LiveFor on September 7, 2009

reignposterReign of Death is a sci-fi pulp noir detective short film, starring BAFTA Winner Noel Clarke (KidULTHOOD, Dr Who and the forthcoming Centurion), written and directed by Matthew Savage, using loads of CG backgrounds as they did with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, 300 and Sin City. It was shot with the RED camera which is one of those super-duper high falutin’ digital HD super cameras.

Looks like it could be very cool as sci-fi pulp noir detective stories often are.
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Source: Bleeding Cool

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