Monday, June 23, 2014

05 things you may have missed that happened this week!

Over the course of the weekend [while I was working - starting on Friday], I realized that there was a lot of news that came to light that just needs to be talked about; I tried to write them all down so I can remember which ones I specifically wanted to talk about, but ultimately couldn't cause I was too busy. Luckily, my memory isn't too terrible so I've decided to collect the news I find the most exciting [bear in mind, to many people - these topics aren't entirely new]

  • Number 01: Sarah Paulson revealed her character for American Horror Story: Freakshow to the world: 


While some may think this is a weird idea [I certainly did at first], I think it's going to be fucking awesome! I mean, it is going to be called Freakshow afterall, what else could we have expected! Knowing that we're going to get two times the Sarah Paulson action is perfectly fine with me! It just means that I now definitely need to start Coven.. sorry for being delayed on that one! As soon as it hits Netflix, I swear!


  • Number 02: the video game Dead Rising is getting itself a movie: 
Because who doesn't enjoy smacking around some zombies with a guitar? Now before you get too excited, It's not getting a theatrical release. [I know, boo!] Instead, it will be released as an exclusive on Crackle, before it’s made available on DVD and/or Blu-Ray. The film doesn't have a release date yet and which game's story-line the film it's using [hopefully Dead Rising 2!] hasn't been noted either. It's being made by Tim Carter and produced by Tomas Harlan, who are probably best known as the co-owners of Contradiction Films, which also produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series for Machinima - which you can watch the first season [in full!] here

  • Number 03: The [second] reboot of Friday The 13th will be in 3-D: 
I don't know about you, but I'm growing weary of these remakes; from Carrie [which was surprisingly good for a carbon copy], A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th & even Friday The 13th .. again. As it turns out, this reboot is going to be in 3-D - as opposed to the found footage curve that was initially planned. with David Bruckner in talks to be director, I just hope the 3-D is a little more than just a gimmick..

 Number 04:  KOBIAN, the robotic comedian.. wait, what?? :
I'm still on the fence about if I think this is 'unique' or just nightmare fuel.. KOBIAN's full name is actually "Bipedal Humanoid Robot That Makes Humans Laugh With Use of the Method of Comedy and Affects Their Psychological State Actively." [because, of course it is..] As it seems though, through [what I could only imagine was] extremely tiring research, scientists in Japan tried to figure out what makes people laugh and see if they could program a robot to duplicate them. Being the scientists they are, they ended with conclusions such as: "Part of the methods for making humans laugh are published by comedians or researchers. In order to achieve a robot's behavior for making humans laugh based on these methods, we studied 6 books[16-21] in which the methods for comedy and the ways for funny conversations are gathered comprehensively. These methods in the books are picked up from wide range of skits or ways of expressions, but most of the methods are commonly the same between other contents. We extracted the methods that are especially common in these books and show them below." [info on KOBIAN, including a video of 'it' found here] I don't think I'm sleeping tonight; and it's only 10:00 am!

 Number 05: Tim Burton's  'lost film' Hansel and Gretel has resurfaced on the internet:

 [Watch Tim Burton's 'lost' film: Hansel and Gretel above!] You've got to hand it to people on the internet; from finding people's addresses to finding old film shorts that seemed to be lost forever, you can really find anything so long as you look in the right place. I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton so this short is perfect news for me! Of course, the downfall is now I have to find a copy of it somehow, and that's assuming I even can ! It certainly fits Tim's style, no?


Well, now I can relax[I was out at 2:00am for work and I'm off today!] knowing my phone won't abruptly go off and I'm on my way to work.. [knock on wood] Now just to get that fucking KOBIAN bot out of my head and I'll be fine.. Be sure to 'like' the fan page for Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts on Facebook; which you can find here, or even follow me on Twitter. [visit my profile here] If you have a Tumblr, be sure to follow me here or my more horror explicit Tumblr here [please be aware, that my second Tumblr page has inappropriate content for readers/viewers under the age of 18] Have a suggestion for a new post? Send me your comments and/or ideas anywhere mentioned above. Until my next post though, CHEERS!

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