SXSW Interactive: Oculus Rift Gives Gamers A Chance To ‘Ascend The Wall’ From “Game Of Thrones”

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SXSW is taking Austin Texas by storm. The ten day festival celebrating film, music and digital culture just closed out it’s first weekend and among the highlights was the Game of Thrones presence at the interactive exhibits. Attendees were able to test out the latest in Oculus interactive gaming with ‘Ascend the Wall’,  developed by Framestore.  The London-based visual-effects company created a game that would take fans of the show into an immersive journey to world of the Night’s Watch on a platform using a visual rift that provides wearers a 360-degree field of vision of the world of Westeros. But you’ll have to hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Dragon Con 2013: Press Interview With Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead” And “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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During our recent convention coverage at the 2013 Dragon Con event held in Atlanta, MovieViral was lucky enough to be a part of a press interview with the charismatic and fun-loving Michael Rooker. He talked about a lot of things including his role of Merle on The Walking Dead, his friendship with director James Gunn (Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy) and a few small tidbits on his turn as the blue alien Yondu in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Check out the full interview after the break.

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Dragon Con 2013: Interview With B-Movie Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley

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With over 115 films under her belt, Linnea Quigley has gained the reputation of being the quintessential B-movie scream queen. From dancing nude in a cemetary during a zombie outbreak in The Return of the Living Dead to being impaled on antlers in Silent Night, Deadly Night, she’s had her fair share of memorable movie moments. While covering Dragon Con for MovieViral, we were lucky enough to be able to get an exclusive one-on-one interview with the prolific film actress. Check out our full interview with the “Queen of B’s” after the break.

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Dragon Con 2013: Ten Things I Learned From The ‘Billy Dee Williams’ Panel

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As a huge Star Wars fan, I really looked forward to getting Billy Dee Williams’ autograph and attending his panel this year at Dragon Con in Atlanta. I was lucky enough to be able to check both of those items off of my list during the recent Labor day weekend. After the break, check out the ten most interesting things I learned from Williams’ panel, including a social media campaign to get the actor into Star Wars: Episode VII, his thoughts on how his character should be included in the new trilogy and the reason why Lando was wearing Han’s clothes at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.

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Dragon Con 2013: “Machete Kills” Pushes Social Media At Booth

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The marketing people behind Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriquez’s 2010 hit Machete, decided to make a trip out to Atlanta this year for the popular multi-genre convention, Dragon Con. They set up a booth in one of the busiest hotels of the con, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. What exactly did they do to market the film Machete Kills to con-goers? Find out after the jump.

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D23 Expo 2013: “Tomorrowland” Mystery Box and Animated Footage Shown

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Briefly: Tomorrowland has been one of the biggest stories surrounding Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend, as you can tell from our coverage of the sci-fi film so far. Today at the convention, Disney showcased the mystery box from earlier this year and talked about the contents. They even showed some animated footage that was supposedly from the box. None of this means anything concrete right now, but you can read the breakdown of the event over at /Film.

D23 Expo 2013: “Maleficient” Footage Reveals Fairies, Spindle Pricks, & A Bitter Angelina Jolie

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As soon as the Marvel portion of the D23 Expo Live-Action panel, it went on Disney’s own properties. One of the biggest things to come out of that panel was that we got to see the first few clips of the Robert Stromberg‘s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.

We knew that the film would be an origins story for Maleficent, but the scenes that were shown gave us a more clear idea of what her motivations were, why she became evil, and would would drive her to curse Sleeping Beauty. Hit the jump for more.
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D23 Expo 2013: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Reveals Political Corruption, Patriotic Inflirtation, And The Return Of Bucky

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Though Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still eight months away, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan were on hand to talk about the film with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Evans talked about how in this film, he won’t be the guy from the past who is trying to adapt into the modern world. In the few short and unfinished clips that were revealed, we learned that Steve has acclimated himself into the modern world and even has a few witty comebacks to anyone who tries to make fun of him for it.
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D23 Expo 2013: “Thor: The Dark World” Details Multirealm Angst & Serious Infections

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was at the D23 Expo to present from very exciting and very exclusive footage to their fans. He briefly talked about the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first talking about how Iron Man started it all, which then culminated to last year’s The Avengers. But then he moved on to Phase 2 and talked about Iron Man 3 and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World.

What we see is that there will be many more realms to explore, dangerous alliances being made, and betrayals that you will never see coming. Hit the jump for more.
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D23 Expo 2013: Alan Horn Confirms “Star Wars Episode VII” Summer 2015 Release; Unveils No New Additional Info

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Briefly: After presenting what Disney had to offer on the animation side of the studio, yesterday, studio exec Alan Horn introduced what Disney had in store for its fans in terms of live-action. Horn talked about this history of acquisitions it has made throughout the years, which started off with Pixar, followed by Marvel, and ending with LucasFilms.

The crowd erupted in excitement when he ended that sentence with the brand that brought us Star Wars, which blasted images from the first six episodes of the saga on screen. Fans were dying to know any sort of new tidbit from the studio exec. He had already announced that J.J. Abrams was going to direct, and that Lawrence Kasdan was writing, and that John Williams would be composing. But other than that, Horn brought nothing new to the table in terms of news, saying that there would be no new announcements made at D23.

Of course attendees were somewhat disappointed. Horn did announce that there would be standalone films that would be separate from the Episodic saga. But other than that, nothing new to offer.