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Who Else Could Play Selene?

On the heels of news regarding a fifth Underworld feature being written, more news comes of a whole new re-boot of the series as a whole! The Hollywood Reporter says Gary Goodman (who wrote the screenplay for Priest) has been hired for the job. Of course this might be a mistake–perhaps Goodman is working (or…

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It’s The Vampires Vs. The Werewolves Vs Frankenstein’s Monster in ‘I, Frankenstein’

Aaron Eckhart is returning as a modern-day Frankenstein, named Adam Frankenstein and facing off against an array of supernatural creatures in Lionsgate’s first trailer for “I, Frankenstein.” The fi…

the night desk’s insight:
On the Jan. 24, ‘I, Frankenstein’ is released from the producers of “Underworld” in theatres around the U.S. This is definitely a new version on this very old tale. Aaron Eckhart seems to give a very human element to this monster, leaving us to see a more thoughtful, intellectual side to Dr. Frankenstein’s creation. The vampires in this movie are brilliant, no nonsense, and bad ass. I’ll be checking this one out on the big screen… will you be there?

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Exclusive Interview with Brian McKinley

March 2013 marks the month for a blog tour of Brian McKinley’s epic novel of love and undead, Ancient Blood. I managed an interview with the author, whose book I reviewed in December. What seems to you special about Ancient Blood, so much so you took the time and effort to put that many words on…

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Tropes Rarely Seen

In companion to the essay on tropes over-used, here are some suggestions for tropes we rarely see. Any of these might be great, or at least have the potential to shake things up a bit.  Or maybe a lot. Beautiful Monster. Vampires are nearly always seen as either gloriously beautiful or satanically evil. But only…

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David’s Most Sexy Vampires

“Sexy” pretty much by definition remains subjective, but that is what makes lists like this one subject to debate.  Not that we’re minding that!  In fact, we encourage it!  Please feel free to offer your own notions! To try and cover a broad range without using an untenable about a space, here are the rules…

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Underworld: Awakening DVD and Blu-ray Coming Soon and Packed Full of Goodies

After a fantastic run in theaters, Underworld: Awakening is finally coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on April 24! The fourth and most successful of the Underworld franchise (grossing over $150 million worldwide) reignited everyone’s love for the world of vampires, lycans and sexy women in leather body suits. Along with watching all of…

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People Have A Lot to Say About Underworld: Awakening!

Underworld: Awakening is the fourth installment of the epic franchise and stars Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene. The film just hit theaters and of course, loads of reviews have quickly followed and they sure are mixed. In Underworld: Awakening Selene wakes up 15 years in the future after being cryogenically frozen by a human biotech…

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Sneak Peak at Upcoming Underworld Anime!

That’s right, we now get to see the hot and leathered Selene in anime form. There has been talk about the mysterious Underworld anime series for quite some time now, but no real info on it – until now! At long last we finally have some details! Coming December 13, 2011 is a Blu-ray box…

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New ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Trailer Reveals Lots!

There have been rumors surrounding the fourth Underworld flick, Underworld: Awakening, for quite some time now and the teaser trailer that was released a few months back didn’t answer a damn thing. But the new trailer sure has. Check out the official plot synopsis and trailer below. “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films,…

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The First Official ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Trailer is Released!

The first trailer for the upcoming Underworld: Awakening has been released at long last! A follow-up to 2006′s Underworld: Evolution, the fourth film in the franchise will follow Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she escapes imprisonment. After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, she learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/lycan hybrid daughter…

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7 Most Overrated Vampire Films

Lots of “Ten Best” lists for vampire films wait for the would-be reviewer or simple researcher on the web. Almost as common are “Ten Worst” lists. Plenty of debate then follows, about which title deserves its placing and so on. But this list goes after something different. Not best or worst anything. Rather, which vampire…

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‘Underworld 4’ Finally Has an Official Title and Part of Cast

There has been a ridiculously small amount of news on the fourth Underworld film, but at long last Sony Screen Gems has given us a little sometime – an official title. Underworld 4 was previously bearing a tentative title of Underworld 4: New Dawn, but film is now officially called Underworld: Awakening. Well, that’s one…

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