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Gale Anne Hurd in the press room at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

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Gale Anne Hurd - 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Fear the Walking Dead' at The Dolby Theater at The Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th March 2016

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The Geekie Awards 2014 [Pictures]


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The geekiest of geek outs happened on Sunday night when The Geekie Awards took place. Returning for the second time and with a fresh batch of new sponsors, the ceremony was streamed on Twitch and, judging by the photos below, was a hoot.

Aiming to celebrate and reward the best of geek culture, which is probably the most varied and quickly emerging sub-culture around, it was announced that the Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the award's first recipient, Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men.

“I have always considered myself a geek, so being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award named after the ‘King of the Geeks', Stan Lee, is really a dream come true,” said Hurd, who co-wrote “The Terminator” and executive produces “The Walking Dead” which is due to return later this year for AMC.

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Gale Anne Hurd - TV Guide Magazine's Annual Hot List Party held at The Emerson Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 4th November 2013

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Gale Anne Hurd - The Four Season Premiere of Walking Dead - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Friday 4th October 2013

Gale Anne Hurd and LA Live - Gale Anne Hurd, Los Angeles, California - at the premiere of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' 2nd Season at LA Live Theaters. Monday 3rd October 2011

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Punisher: War Zone Review


Bad
As superheroes go, Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher, doesn't seem like the most worthy candidate to warrant three different movie adaptations in 20 years. His mission is vengeance, and his superpower is just a van full of guns. Someone like Spider-Man or Batman requires a rich yet relatable backstory, explaining the relationship between his fate- or self-given powers and how he chooses to use them. The Punisher's logline is comparably simple (bad guys killed his family; now he kills bad guys), and no one needs to explain where he got his van or guns (probably Wal-Mart).

To make this man interesting requires a certain amount of style and attention to detail, two of many qualities lacking in Punisher: War Zone, the newest Punisher... well, "adventure" sounds too frolicsome, so let's say "incident." Like The Incredible Hulk, Punisher: War Zone ignores but doesn't quite contradict the events of its immediate predecessor; it's not a direct sequel to 2004's The Punisher, but at least allows the previous film to take care of the origin business.

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season One Review


Very Good
The MILF playing the lead role of the new Terminator TV show is enough to revive interest in the sci-fi franchise after its third film tanked.

Despite not being nearly as buff as Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey pulls off a feisty Sarah Connor: She's gorgeous but tough enough to be taken seriously. Her co-stars aren't half bad either; they're worthy spin-off "successors." But as for the show itself, its first season can be summarized as a series of hits and misses, where the strong points occur at the beginning and the end, sandwiching a mess of boring melodrama in the middle. Nonetheless, when the show's good, it's really good, and those few quality episodes should be powerful enough to reel you into watching season two.

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The Terminator Review


Essential
I'll never forget the first time I saw James Cameron's The Terminator. I must have watched that movie at least 100 times during my youth. But during the 101st viewing, the VHS copy I stole from my uncle Dave's video collection was eaten by my crappy old-school, top-loading VHS player. Damn, that sucked.

The Terminator stands as a personal favorite. Schwarzenegger was in his prime in the 1980s -- in guilty pleasures like Commando, Raw Deal, Predator, Conan The Barbarian, and The Running Man. But he gave many kids my age something to hang on to during the Reagan years. Schwarzenegger was our generation's John Wayne, a muscle-bound bodyguard extracting his own kind of vengeance from a cold and dangerous world. He was always the good guy, but it's almost ironic that his first indelible impression on our minds was that of a killer robot from the future sent back in time to murder a hot coffee shop waitress.

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The Punisher (2004) Review


Bad
Over the course of two hours, the Punisher, Marvel Comics' black-clad antihero (played by Thomas Jane -- now rebranded as "Tom Jane") kills more people than cardiovascular disease. Bad guys get their head split in two, knives in the throat, and shot in all kinds of sensitive places. So, why will action junkies, like myself, feel like they've been duped? Read on.

The plot stars promisingly enough. Frank Castle (Jane, *61, The Sweetest Thing) is an FBI undercover agent, the kind of guy who's so good that the Bureau moves him around for his own protection. At his final job in Tampa, he busts up a major weapons deal that kills the son of powerful crime lord Howard Saint (poor, poor John Travolta).

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Dead Man On Campus Review


OK
Have you seen the one about the college kids who try to get their roommate to kill himself so they can get straight As? Oh, you have? Well, MTV remade it for the umpteenth time again, last year, and it wasn't good this time, either.

The Hulk Review


Very Good
Months before The Hulk director Ang Lee announced he'd rely solely on CGI to create his colossal star, fanboys from Portland to Poughkeepsie worried about how the not-so-jolly green giant would look on screen. Early trailers fuelled speculation that Hulk would resemble Shrek, which made dedicated Hulk-a-maniacs very angry. And as we know, you wouldn't like them when they're angry.

In the words of the immortal Public Enemy, don't believe the hype. Nothing you've seen does Lee's finished product justice. For the most part, the Hulk looks fantastic. He has texture, and he certainly has mass. There's the occasional slippage to video game-quality graphics, but the aftermath of Hulk's actions, the devastation left in his wake, convince us of his existence. Until you've seen the Hulk smash a tank and wrestle a helicopter in mid-air, you ain't seen nothing.

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Dante's Peak Review


Bad
For those keeping score, here's the new Hollywood movie formula: Twister - tornado + other disaster = $$$!

$$$ may be right, but [][][][][] is definitely not forthcoming, at least not in the case of Dante's Peak, a shameless and blatant rip-off of the mildly entertaining aforementioned film that is largely responsible for the return to prominence of the disaster movie. This time around, it's a volcano that threatens the peace of little Dante's Peak, and it's Pierce Brosnan who comes to the rescue.

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Clockstoppers Review


Bad
A car going 25 mph is passed by another going 225 mph, but the slower car will appear frozen to the one going faster. This is the rudimentary physics lesson awaiting kids who venture to see the latest Nickelodeon film adventure Clockstoppers.

Teenager Zak (Jesse Bradford) is just days away from getting his dream car, yet his dad (Robin Thomas) is too busy with his complicated inventions to help make Zak's dream become a reality. While his dad is out of town attending a convention, Zak stumbles across a space-age watch that somehow freezes everything in time at the click of a button. At first, Zak and his new friend Francesca (Paula Garces) use their new powers, called hypertime, to play pranks on their friends, but later, they must save their own lives from a group of evil assassins who want the watch back.

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Dick Review


Bad
In this new 70s comedy opening just in time for the anniversary of Woodstock, we follow characters Betty (Kirsten Dunst), and Arlene (Michelle Williams) on a wacky journey through Washington, D.C. following the Watergate Scandle.

The two are spotted in the White House by a gaurd who originally saw the girls at Watergate the night of the burglary. The two are taken to the infamous "West Wing" where they meet and fall in love with President Richard "Dick" Nixon, played by Dan Hedaya, and very well I might add. Unfortunetly Hedaya's very entertaining performance of Dick couldn't save this already ill-fated non-comedy.

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For those keeping score, here's the new Hollywood movie formula: Twister - tornado +...

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Clockstoppers Movie Review

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A car going 25 mph is passed by another going 225 mph, but the slower...

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