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Archive for January 25th, 2011

Syfy’s Being Human a ratings winner

by on Jan.25, 2011, under Television

It’s pretty normal for a new show to lose a few viewers between the first and second episodes. However, Syfy’s version of Being Human seems to have been an exception. The second part of the “There Goes The Neighborhood” reached 2.14 million total viewers last night – a 9% increase over last week’s impressive premiere.

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Face Off series premiere: “Welcome to the Jungle”

by on Jan.25, 2011, under Television

Here is a little preview of what to expect on tomorrow’s premiere episode of Face Off the special effects make up competition on Syfy. Hosted by McKenzie Westmore (Passions), the competition will be judged by Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands), Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Independence Day, Resident Evil: Extinction).

Take a look at how the contestants will work in pairs and draw inspiration from animals in order to build a never seen before creature. However, some teams start to see their creations are similar to others. Will they have to build something new from scratch, or simply beat out the others?

As an added bonus, you can also see video from the live event at The Grove mall in Los Angeles.

Face Off premieres Wednesday, January 26th, at 10PM ET.

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A look at the SF&F Oscar nominees

by on Jan.25, 2011, under Movies

Here’s a quick look at the science fiction and fantasy-related Oscar nominees, announced today, in no particular order:

How To Train Your Dragon – Best Animated Film, Original Score

Iron Man 2 – Visual Effects

Toy Story 3 – Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Sound Editing, Adapted Screenplay

Alice in Wonderland – Costume Design, Visual Effects, Art Direction

Tangled – Original Song (“I See The Light”)

Tron: Legacy – Sound Editing

Inception – Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Visual Effects, Art Direction

The Wolfman – Makeup

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