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SDCC 2011: First Trailer From ‘The Raven’ Debuts
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James McTeigue, director of The Raven, made an appearance at the Relativity Media panel today at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to debut the trailer for the upcoming thriller. Also on the panel were stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans. They all talked about filming the movie in Serbia during winter and also about their research regarding Poe’s life and his stories. Alice Eve talked about getting mouthfuls of dirt while filming her “buried alive” scenes.

The film revolves around the last five days of author Edgar Allan Poe‘s life in the mid-1800s in Baltimore. In real life, little is known about those days, so the filmmakers took the liberty of turning that time into a murder-mystery based on Poe’s actual stories. In The Raven, Poe (played by John Cusack) must team up with a young inspector detective (Luke Evans) to find a serial killer who’s murdering his victims based on events from Poe’s macabre tales.

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First Look At John Cusack In ‘The Raven’
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Relativity Media has released the official first look from their upcoming film The Raven.

Check out the image above of the film’s star John Cusack as the tormented Edgar Allan Poe. The movie, directed by James McTeigue, also stars Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Official synopsis is below.

The Raven, which is actually the movie’s working title, opens in theaters on March 9, 2012.

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Flix Of Doom: Episode 9: 2012 & Avatar
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Check out Episode 9 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, recorded August 29, 2010 with special guest Markus Seaberry from Geeks of Doom and The Seaberry Experience podcast!

In this episode we touch on Box Office results, talk movie news, live to tell about 2012, discuss Avatar sequels and theatrical re-releases, and finally, everyone gathers around the Home Tree to review the re-release of Avatar.

Click HERE to open the podcast player in a new window.

Full Episode Guide is here below, along with player.

Listen now!

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John Cusack Announces He’ll Play Edgar Allan Poe In James McTeigue’s ‘The Raven’
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It’s always strange when an actor decides to make an announcement about a role they’ll be playing instead of seeing it in a press release or through trade report.

Nevertheless, sometimes this does happen, and today John Cusack decided to share a sizable announcement via his Twitter account. The actor shared that he would be playing none other than Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue‘s new movie, The Raven. Cusack tweeted “officiali- will play edgar allen poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold – my way as i begin this journey into the abyss.”

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Contest: ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Prize Pack
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The time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine is out in theaters now, so in conjunction we have some cool prize packs to offer up to two (2) lucky readers!

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) JanSport Backpack
  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine T-Shirt
  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine Soundtrack

One (1) First Prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine T-Shirt
  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine Soundtrack

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