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Even before The X-Files ended its nine-year run, Chris Carter was dismissed as a one-hit wonder. It’s easy to see why. His subsequent efforts — the occult-themed Millennium, the virtual reality-centered Harsh Realm, even The X-Files‘ goofy nerd brother The Lone Gunmen, which was co-created by Vince Gilligan — found few fans. Harsh Realm lasted only three episodes. Twenty years after The X-Files suggested (but didn’t show) its first UFO, news came that Carter was ready to give TV-creating another try. After revolutionizing the television landscape with The X-Files‘ pioneering direction, cinematography, and unique will-they-or-won’t-they coupling, Carter is poised to enjoy the fruits of his labors: a cottage industry of prestige cable dramas that look closer to cinema than television and a new media setting where sci-fi/fantasy reigns supreme. In his sights are an AMC drama about anti-government paranoia (sound familiar?) and a hour-long thriller on Amazon called The After that begins with the apocalypse.

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Austin Cinematic Limits

I have been anxiously awaiting Fantastic Fest 2012 (September 20-27) ever since the carnivalesque tomfoolery of the Fantastic Fest 2011 closing party. Year after year, Tim League and the Fantastic Fest programmers have totally blown me away with their impeccable curating of genre films. And the parties… Oh, the parties! If my liver could talk, the stories it would tell… If history serves, Fantastic Fest 2012 will continue to expand upon its awesomeness, so this year will probably be ten times more amazing than last year’s festival. The announcements that Fantastic Fest has made so far with the first wave and second wave of programming have already solidified the fact that this will be the best damn Fantastic Fest of them all. First off, Tim Burton will be in attendance at the world premiere of Frankenweenie on the opening night of Fantastic Fest 2012. Sure, I have not been a fan of most of his recent work, but that makes him no less of a cinematic genius in my mind. And, while on the subject of this year’s festival guests, I pretty much peed my pants with excitement when I heard that Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be coming to Fantastic Fest with their film Looper. Color me thrilled!

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I’m all for saving the planet, but why do we have to be preached at by Hollywood in television commercials, studio logos on the bottom of the screen and in the special features of our DVDs.

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X-Files Creator Chris Carter

X-Files creator Chris Carter knows how to keep a secret. Like the details about his upcoming July 25th release, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the details circulating with regard to his next project are few and far between.

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie Poster

The fine folks at IGN and X-Files.com have successfully debuted the first trailer for the highly anticipated next chapter for cult icons Mulder and Scully, titled The X-Files: I Want to Believe. All I can say is WHOA!

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X-Files 2: I Want to Believe

I don’t really want to believe that something as cool as the upcoming X-Files sequel has a title such as The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but alas it is true.

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Mulder and Scully from The X-Files

There are people out there who are as excited about seeing Mulder and Scully back on a screen of any size as I was the first time Optimus Prime stood tall in Michael Bay’s Transformers. Therefore, out of respect to our readers who know that the truth is out there, we are going to get all over this movie in a hurry.

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X-Files fans: You are not going to believe what we have to tell you.

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