As reported in my blog yesterday, the word on the street now is that Clive Barker's "Midnight Meat Train" will not be getting a name change (previous speculation had them nixing the "Meat") and that it will indeed go theatrical, on August 1st, 2008. Great news for Barker fans, and those who were disappointed at the earlier rumors that it might have gone straight to DVD.

Rachel Panabaker has been cast as the female lead in the "Friday the 13th" remake. I'm less interested in that news than in the fact that she'll play the girlfriend of a "Rich, Alpha male". So, that's the person we're supposed to be sympathizing with? Whatever happened to just plain old non-rich people? This re-emerging obsession with the rich in pop culture is beginning to make me think that "The Fresh Prince" or "Silver Spoons" is about to make a comeback. I love 80's nostalgia as much as the next guy people, but this has gone too far.

I hadn't even heard the rumor, but Platinum Dunes is making the rounds to debunk the idea that the "Friday the 13th" remake will be PG-13. It's not... so stop spreading nasty rumors people. Nobody likes a liar.

The official title for the upcoming "X-Files" sequel is "X-Files: I Want To Believe". Meh, I get the connection but I actually liked "X-Files 2" better. I guess I'm just a grumpy bastard that's hard to please.

If you head on over to Reel Comix right now, you can check out The first 6 pages of "Halloween: Night Dance", Issue #3 which is about to hit stands everywhere. You know, I might have started reading comics if every comic book store I've ever lived near wasn't in the worst part of town possible. Whatup with that?

News is flying around this afternoon that a theatrical release date for "Midnight Meat Train", the latest short story adapted from Clive Barker, is back on and scheduled for August 1st.

Also as you'll notice, they are debunking reports that they've changed the name to "Midnight Train". I can't wait to watch "The Daily Show" the week that movie comes out. The jokes almost write themselves.

I'll keep my eye on the story and report more on it in the news tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, check out the full pic that surfaced today by clicking on the thumbnail at the top of this post.

According to last week's poll on What They Play a site dedicated to 'informing' parents about video games from a rating standpoint declared that "A man and woman having sex" was the most offensive thing that you could put in a video game. Two men kissing, a graphically severed human head and multiple f-bombs followed, respectively.

And the "Midnight Meat Train" saga continues... this time BD is reporting that a recent test screening scored through the roof, and it has raised hopes that the film may go theatrical. You can also check out a new sweet still from "Train" here.

IGN has a new poster for Uwe Boll's "Postal", and it's just as offensive as you've come to expect stuff from this movie to be. And yes, I'm going to continue to report on this movie to the chagrin of well, everyone. You can see this one May 23rd of this year, opposite "Indiana Jones and the Aging Action Star". You can guess which theater I'll be in.

Gillian Anderson will be in next month's Maxim Magazine as promotion for "The X Files 2". Wow, they're really pulling out all the stops for this one aren't they? Disappointing spread and interview at the link.

Matthew Bright ("Freeway") will be directing "The Manson Girls", which we previously reported will be starring Lindsay Lohan and her unfortunately ginger complexion.


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