Now that all of its friends are playing, CBS is ready to get into the superhero game and has decided to play a risky card by bringing Supergirl to the small screen. Supergirl, while being the cousin of Superman, really isn’t the most beloved character in the DC stable, which means that not many people are expecting much out of the show. Others are just happy to have a female centered superhero show to sink their teeth into. Whichever camp you happen to live in, there are some new details being revealed about the upcoming series that may sway your feelings a bit. Specifically, some new plot details and characters seem to be drawing away from the source material. That’s right. Believe it or not, there will be some changes to a comic book property before it hits the small screen. (more…)
Iron Man 3 ended on a somewhat definitive note, which was necessary given real life predicaments where in Marvel Studios was unsure if it might lure Robert Downey Jr. back for further, and future, adventures. It marked an important change for Downey’s character Tony Stark as he underwent surgery to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, thus making it no longer necessary for Stark to have an Arc reactor in his chest. It suggested that maybe, Stark was no longer in a place where he needed his Iron Man alterego and is moving on to new things. But since Downey is back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, so is Stark and Iron Man, and in a new interview, Donwey suggests that Stark will be as affected by the events of Iron Man 3 in Age of Ultron, as he was in Iron Man 3 after events in The Avengers. (more…)
First we saw the leaked trailer for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then we got to see an extended version that included the scene above. Thor was having a bit of fun with everyone about how worthy they are. It’s a great scene that sets up a lot of interesting questions. We’ve saved you a seat on the Who’s Worthy Speculation Tour, click that seat belt and let’s get started (more…)
Now that Clerks III is apparently back on track thanks to a mysterious benefactor not named “Weinstein,” Kevin Smith is now free to do what he does best, talk about it! And while talking on one of his plurality of podcasting platforms, The SModcast, Smith confirmed what was perhaps the second most obvious piece of casting news for the film, that Jay & Silent Bob would be back for part III. The hetero-lifemates have been a part of many of Smith’s comedic efforts, including his first five films, plus the 2006 sequel Clerks II, so if you thought there would be a Clerks movie without everyone’s favorite, unionized Jersey pot dealers, you were really, really wrong. (more…)
You know a film is going to be huge when the folks over at How It Should Have Ended are making HISHE videos for the trailer. Joss Whedon should take this as a compliment really, usually a film has to hit the big screen before HISHE turns their humorous eye towards it. Avengers: Age of Ultron only had to show a short trailer to get the HISHE juices flowing. (more…)
As we all know, Halloween is a hodge and a podge of various cultural and religious traditions. The Jack O’ lantern, the holiday’s cheerful, grinning orange mascot is based on an old Irish legend of a man who was so evil he was kicked out of Hell. Jack was sentenced to wander for all eternity, with only a burning coal inside a hollowed-out turnip to light his way. Upon their arrival in America, the Irish found that the pumpkin was a far more user-friendly carving medium for their disturbing little tradition.
Trick Or Treating also has Celtic origins: On the festival of Samhain, the spirits of the dead walked the earth, and people would leave food out for them, hoping this would keep the dead from vexing the living.
It became an American tradition in the early 20th century as a way of keeping the young from vexing homeowners. Essentially, the adults of America made a deal with the nation’s children: “Stop breaking and burning our cities every October 31st, and you can go to any home you want and get free candy”. America’s youth accepted, and Trick Or Treating has been practiced in nearly every American community for almost a century.
Today, we explore the nerdiest of Halloween traditions: The Halloween horror movie marathon.
1995’s 12 Monkeys is one of the coolest science fiction flicks to ever come out of Hollywood. Bruce Willis was perfect as James Cole, a prisoner in the future that is sent back in time in order to stop a catastrophic event perpetrated by a group that call themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Thanks to them, a virus is released that kills almost everyone on the planet and drives the survivors underground. Brad Pitt put in one of the best performances of his career as Jeffrey Goines, a mental patient that Cole meets who has a big connection to the 12 Monkeys. The movie is now set for the reboot treatment and will be given a new Syfy series to tell the tale. The newest trailer has now been released and it may have some fans pretty excited for things to come. (more…)
The first half of ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ season one was crap. It was like watching paint dry with the hopes that the dried paint would be awesome. Then ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ happened. It changed the entire game for our spy friends, making them pariahs on the lam. Being hunted by Hydra was the fresh injection the show so desperately needed to stay above water. Still riding that storyline through season 2, the show has no movie plot to adjust its course. But AOS wasn’t out of marketing ideas just yet ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ is still several months away, but that didn’t stop ‘Agents’ from using the film’s hype to entice more viewers. And we totally fell for it. (more…)