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The Geek Life: Celebrates Jaws by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 15, 2012)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is going on in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games, and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life celebrates Jaws on Blu-ray.

Jaws Interview 2012: Joe Alves by Robert T. Trate, Columnist an Critic
(August 14, 2012)
Mania had the great opportunity to see sit down and chat with Joe Alves. Alves served as Production Designer on Jaws, Jaws 2, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Escape from New York, to name just a few. In his long history of working in Hollywood, Joe

Jaws Interview 2012: J. Michael Roddy by Robert T. Trate, Columnist and Critic
(August 10, 2012)
Mania's own Robert Trate sat down and discussed Jaws with producer J. Michael Roddy. Roddy is the producer of the documentary "The Shark is Still Working"; which is making its Blu-ray/ DVD premiere on Universal's Jaws Blu-ray/ DVD. "The Shark is Still Work

Early Look: Wreck-It Ralph by Rob Vaux, Writer
(August 03, 2012)
The Disney Studios opened their doors to the press this past Tuesday for an early look at their upcoming animated feature Wreck-It Ralph. The tour included a look at some completed scenes, storyboards and interviews with the filmmakers about the upcoming p

Frankenweenie Character Profiles by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(July 26, 2012)
Walt Disney Studios has released some new character images of Tim Burton’s upcoming Frankenweenie. Here are the character profiles for the supporting cast members. Our personal favorite has to be Mr. Rzykruski. He looks like Vincent Price and sounds like

Abraham Lincoln's Five Oddest Traits by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Critic
(June 19, 2012)
For all its absurdity, the central premise of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is less far-fetched than you think. True, the Great Emancipator never did pitched battle with the unholy armies of the night, but if you check out his biography, there was plenty

World of Prometheus Featurette by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 25, 2012)
20th Century Fox has released a new featurette called “The World of Promethes”. Discover the unique vision of Ridley Scott in this new featurette of his highly anticipated Sci-fi movie Prometheus. Be warned, there is some footage here we haven’t seen

Evil Queen Featurette by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 22, 2012)
Universal Studios and ComingSoonTrailerz have posted a new featurette with Charlize Theron. Here Theron discusses her role as the Evil Queen.

Amazing Spider-Man Video Blog: Dr Connors by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(May 13, 2012)
CominngSoonTrailerz has released an Amazing Spider-Man Video Blog that features Rhys Ifans (Dr. Connors/ The Lizard) and director Marc Webb discussing the character.

Live Battleship Premiere by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(May 10, 2012)
Today, May 10th, Universal Studios, is streaming their live US premiere of Peter Berg’s Battleship. The board game brought to life squares the USS Missouri and her crew against a hostile alien force. The battle for Earth has begun and it begins at sea.

The Geek Life: Lost Loki Interview by Robert T. Trate , Columnist
(May 02, 2012)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is going on in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games, and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life posts his Lost Loki Interview.

Mania Interview: Chris Evans by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 02, 2012)
Chris Evans’ career thus far has been bookended by superheroes. He first came to prominence as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, and while that franchise had more than its share of problems, he wasn’t one of them. He’s done even better as Ca

Mania Interview: Joss Whedon by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 01, 2012)
In the annals of geek fandom, the name Joss Whedon holds special significance. Early days as a screenwriter on Roseanne honed his skills, which came to sharp fruition on the modern classic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Subsequent projects have seen t

Avengers IMDB Interviews by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(April 30, 2012)
IMDB has posted seven different interviews with the cast and crew of The Avengers. There are a few pairings with the cast such as Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill) who both play Shield Agents. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Joss

100 Years of Universal Horror by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 30, 2012)
Back in the day, most major studios in Hollywood became known for specializing in a particular genre. They produced all kinds of pictures, of course, but their output in one specific type of movie helped establish their identity. 20th Century Fox, for exam

Mania Interview: Chris Hemsworth by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 25, 2012)
To paraphrase the man himself, three years ago Chris Hemsworth couldn’t get arrested in this town. That was before a meteoric rise that started with playing Captain Kirk’s father in the Star Trek reboot, followed by a plum role as Marvel’s God of Thu

Mania Interview: Robert Downey, Jr. by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 24, 2012)
Once relegated to tabloid cautionary tale, Robert Downey, Jr. has emerged as Hollywood’s resident comeback kid. A string of arrests, struggles with drug abuse and a self-destructive need to conduct it all in the biggest limelight possible. It threatened

Who's Who in Wrath of the Titans by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 27, 2012)
s has been noted in the media Wrath of the Titans is definitely playing up the monster factor. While the first film basically rehashed beasts from the 1981, original, the sequel is in entirely new territory and apparently taking full advantage of it.

Mania Interview: Andrew Stanton by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 07, 2012)
Andrew Stanton began his career as a writer for a new series of Mighty Mouse cartoons before joining the nascent Pixar studios in 1990. He was one of the leading voices that fashioned it into the movie powerhouse it has become. He co-directed A Bug’s Lif

Mania Interview: Willem Dafoe by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 07, 2012)
Willem Dafoe is one of those actors who somehow makes everything he’s associated with a little bit better. He’d worked small roles in action films like Streets of Fire and To Live and Die in L.A. before his Oscar-nominated turn as the quiet sergeant in

Mania Interview: Joe Carnahan by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 26, 2012)
Joe Carnahan burst on the scene in 1998 with Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, an indie film with big-time ambitions. Those ambitions were realized four years later with Narc, a critical smash that brought Carnahan some big-time scripts. He followed it up w

Mania Interview: Liam Neeson
(January 26, 2012)
Liam Neeson is every inch the gentle giant his reputation suggests: a tall, soft-spoken man with kind eyes who thinks his answers through before opening his mouth. He’d worked steadily as a supporting actor for many years before Steven Spielberg cast him

Oscar Bile by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 25, 2012)
Every Oscar batch contains its share of snubs and no-shows, and the 2011 nominees certainly have more than their share. Leaving off the likes of Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk about Kevin and Michael Fassbender for Shame is inexcusable, but also lies mo

Mania Interview: Paige O'Hara by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 14, 2012)
Paige O’Hara belongs to the theatrical world far more than the cinematic world, with credits in such Broadway staples as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Showboat and Les Miserables to her name. Check her IMDB file and only one movie role of note appears… but

The Geek Life Chats with Leonard Maltin by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(December 14, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is happening in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life chats with Movie Geek Leonard Maltin.