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Attack of the Show Notes - Attack of the Show's Daily Onslaught: 1.05.06

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January 5 2006

Attack of the Show is returning from the holiday break with a huge show, so don't forget to tune in! Kristanna Loken, star of BloodRayne and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, visits to talk about her new movies. Eli Roth, director of horror film Hostel stops in. Gloria Garayua, star of Jim Carrey's Fun with Dick and Jane will be on hand as well.
Plus, Blair Butler drops Fresh Ink, the word on the newest, hottest releases from the comic book world, and we check-in with CES, the biggest consumer electronics show on the planet. Check it out: 7PM across the country.

See also (or instead) : AOTS - The Blog



iPod to offer sports highlights for download. Mmmm...Easily digestible bits of sports.

Apocalypto: Mel Gibson gets all Mayan on our collective asses...and inserts himself in the trailer.

CES - So many worthless gadgets, so little time...

Posted by sjohnson - 4:06 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

January means one thing to the hard-core geek: The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES is the annual meeting-of-the-tribes of the electronics and computing industry, so Will O'Neil went out to Vegas to check the gadgets, hang out with booth babes, and generally get all up in CES's business.


Check out this list of featured products...

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Peripherally related:

Windows Vista looks very interesting, no?

Speaking of Microsoft, the announcement that an external HD-DVD drive would be available for the Xbox 360 was made on Wednesday night. Nice.

...and in the world of Sony, Tom Hanks is funny, Blu-ray is sexy, and the Sony EBook Reader looks very cool... if you're into that whole "reading" thing.

<< Generating much excitement was the premier unveiling of an 82-inch BRAVIA
LCD flat panel prototype. Delivering full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, this
display is the first ... (more)

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Kristanna Loken

Posted by sjohnson - 4:25 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

Kristanna Loken is on the show, and "wow" is the only appropriate word here. We should have supermodels on the show more often. The actress' first big role was TX in Terminator 3 and anyone who saw that movie remembers her... performance. Loken's newest gig is sinking her perfect white teeth into the lead role in Uwe Boll's BloodRayne as well as starring in Boll's upcoming Dungeon Siege.

Loken said that, unlike her character in T3, she doesn't walk around naked or in a leather suit in real life (damn!) and that she doesn't enjoy eating goat. Then she dropped a little knowledge about the recent history of Romania, elevating the discourse on AOTS to heretofore unknown levels. Brendan was visibly shocked.

BloodRayne opens Friday at a theater near you. Keep an eye out for Dungeon Siege.

Gloria Garayua

Posted by sjohnson - 4:29 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

Gloria Garayua is in your base right now, killing all your dudes.

The star of Jim Carrey's Fun with Dick and Jane is logged into our LAN Party as I post this and is playing Quake 4 with AOTS's fans and staff. Not only is she totally delightful, she also has some gaming skills.

In Dick and Jane, Garayua plays Blanca, Dick and Jane's son's caretaker. When your first big movie role is opposite Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni, you're doing okay.

When you go see the movie, tell them Attack of the Show sent you. They won't care or anything, but go ahead and tell them anyway, okay?

If you want to join in next week's game, here's the link.

The Feed 01/05/06

Posted by sjohnson - 4:35 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Daily Show host John Stewart takes on the Oscars.

Vice President/scary-old-ghoul Dick Cheney wants to tap your phone (and eat your soul).

First voodoo-zombies now this: Company offers tourists bus trips through New Orleans. 

Hostel director Eli Roth

Posted by sjohnson - 4:38 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

I can't wait to see Eli Roth's Hostel. The director is on today's show, and his brutal horror flick is making a big noise in the film world. The movie tells the story of very, very bad things that happen to carefree American backpackers who travel to Eastern Europe, and, like the great horror movies of the past (Psycho, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original Cape Fear, etc.), the scares don't come from CGI monsters, but spring from the depths of the human soul.

Horror fans who caught advance screenings are proclaiming it "awesome," and even mainstream reviewers are heaping praise on the flick: Entertainment Weekly said the movie "digs deep into the nightmare of a society ruled by the profit of illicit desire..." but probably the best endorsement for the film is the growing legions of people procaliming the film as "pure depravity" or "just sick" (check out this thread on IMDb for an example). That means it's touched a nerve.

Check it out Friday.

Fresh Ink 1/05/06

Posted by sjohnson - 4:50 PM Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk 
Marvel Comics

Blair Says: Buy.


Ultimate Fantastic Four #1
Marvel Comics

Blair Says: Buy.



All-Star Batman and Robin
DC Comics

Blair Says: Burn it, baby.

For Friday, January 6th:

BloodRayne movie director, ConsumerElectronicsShow .. - Don't miss tomorrow's show. Director Uwe Boll, creator of the film versions of House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark, is in the house to talk about his new movie, BloodRayne, and his relationship to the gaming community. Project 86 rocks out for Live Music Friday. Plus, Jimmy the Geek busts out his sports picks of the week, and we check in on the action at CES, the consumer electronics show in Vegas. And don't forget Happy Tree Friends! (in other words; lots of filler and crap! Tune in!)






last updated: Jan 6, 2006
author: lybert