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Mania Exclusive: VFX Masters at ILM by Robert T. Trate, Columnist an Critic
(August 29, 2012)
Last week Mania's “The Geek Life” featured a trip to Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. This week Mania brings you another exclusive interview with two of the wizards at ILM.

The Battleship VFX Interview by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 27, 2012)
Last week’s “The Geek Life” featured a trip to Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. This week Mania brings you an exclusive interview with two of the wizards at ILM. Grady Cofer and Pablo Helman are both VFX Supervisors who collectively have

Spielberg on Indy IMAX by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 16, 2012)
It’s the kind of revelation that would melt the face of any die-hard Indiana Jones fan (this time, with joy): “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the 1981 adventure film that introduced that globe-trotting archaeologist, will receive a one-week Imax release n

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: Michael Daruty by Robert T. Trate, News Desk
(August 12, 2012)
With the release of Jaws on Blu-ray for the first time, I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Michael Daruty, the senior vice president of Universal Studios Technical Operations, about this historic Blu-ray release. I, like many of you, was interested

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

Hunger Games Blu-ray Interview by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 07, 2012)
In anticipation of the release of THE HUNGER GAMES on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download on August 18, 2012 at 12:01 A.M. Lionsgate has presented us with this bonus clip where Jennifer Lawrence talks Big Budget vs. Indie films. A quick look and

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

Singer Confirms DAYS OF FUTURE PAST by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(August 02, 2012)
IGN has an interview with X-Men First Class producer Bryan Singer who confirms the sequel’s title.

TDKR Fandango Interview by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(July 22, 2012)
This is supposed to be a time when we come together and enjoy a cinematic wonder such a The Dark Knight Rises. I’m posting what news I can find in the hope that many of you still want to press on and enjoy your weekend, despite the events that transpired

Shock-O-Rama: Blobfest 2012 Recap by Chuck Francisco , Columnist and Insomniac
(July 21, 2012)
Note: If you're not familiar with 1958's The Blob, you can get up to speed with Shock-O-Rama from a few weeks ago.

Amazing Spider-Man Interview: Webb and Stone by Robert T. Trate , Columnist
(July 02, 2012)
Sony Pictures gave Mania the great privilege of sitting down and chatting with The Amazing Spider-Man’s director, Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) and his leading lady, Emma Stone (The Help, Zombieland), about the Spider-Man reboot. Rest assured there are

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

2 New Prometheus Featurettes by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 26, 2012)
20th Century Fox has released two more featurettes for Prometheus. The first is a “Vision of Prometheus”. The second is a character profile on Charlie Holloway played by Logan Marshall-Green. Be warned, there is some new footage here we haven’t seen

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.

Whedon on Avengers Structure by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(May 08, 2012)
Joss Whedon sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and chatted about structure, sequel ideas, and his massive ego. Check out the interview below.

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

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