If you have ever attended San Diego Comic-Con, or know someone who has within the last ten years or so, you have likely heard plenty of Con stories that begin with “I remember when you could buy tickets at the door”, or “Movie studios ruined Comic-Con”, or, on the other side, “I am so glad I waited 37 hours in line just to be the first to see footage of…”, or, “Can you believe what [insert studio name] showed in Hall H??”. SDCC isn’t just a convention – it’s an event, and every year, the event seems to divide attendees as to what the best and worst parts of the convention really are. For many, standing or sleeping in that ridiculous Hall H line on the convention lawn, down the pier, or even over on Hall H Island (that one’s for those in the know) is all part of the experience, while for others, it is the hell they endure just to see what surprises a studio will bring. Today, a report out of The Wrap claims that fans will now have one less movie studio to worry about or get excited for, as the case may be, as 20th Century Fox may be bowing out of the convention, thanks to pesky pirates. (more…)
So… cosplayers, right? There are thousands of them out there out there all dressed up in their fanciest, and often elaborate, costumes showing off their love and support of pop cultures biggest (and oftentimes most obscure) icons. Sadly, playing dress up is beyond the capability of most fan boys and girls who’s sewing and craft skills are limited to folded paper pirate hats and projects that only require some well placed duct tape. For the lazy, the cheap, and the not so clothing craft inclined, there is a company that is offering stylistic jackets to help you feel/look like a hero without all the hassle. (more…)
It’s time once again for our favorite Mystery Box. We’ve been a fan of the Geek Fuel box for some time now and for April they certainly haven’t disappointed. Geek Fuel generally has a theme of some sort to each box and for April they combined a couple. This means that fans of a few different nerd nations will be pretty pleased with this box. Whether you are a hardcore Marvel fan, a Star Wars geek, or a Timelord in training April’s mystery box is jam packed with items to enjoy.
Geek Fuel, like the rest of us, is of course anticipating the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War. In honor of that release they have included a pretty darn spiffy T-shirt. There is always a shirt included with each mystery box, but this one is a pretty cool throwback. The shirt has Cap and Iron Man duking it out Rock em Sock em Robot style. If anyone out there doesn’t remember the great joy of Rock em Sock em, please dig through your parents attic and find the robot set – it’s there! We received the tan shirt in a very comfy XL, but there is also a light purple shirt that some subscribers received. (more…)
The Tomb Raider reboot is building steam. MGM, Warner Bros., and GK Films are bringing the franchise back to life and until now it was unknown who would fill the combat boots left behind by Angelina Jolie. Jolie of course appeared for 2 showings in 2001 and 2003 as the butt-kicker made famous from the Tomb Raider video game series. With the reboot officially underway we now have our new Lara Croft. (more…)
The Happytime Murders somehow seems to be simultaneously something you could totally see coming from The Jim Henson Co. (ex: “Happytime”), and something you never thought the puppeteer gang would produce (ex: “Murders”). And yet here we are with news of its development! Directed by Brian Henson (son of the late and great Jim Henson) and Erich & Jon Hoeber (Red, Red 2), from a script by Todd Berger & Dee Robertson, this project has actually been in the works for a number of years now. The film would be bringing a whole new side of comedy to light; featuring an R rating, some live-action, and brand new Muppet characters. It might be the newest name potentially signing on to the project that will really get things rolling, though: Jamie Foxx. (more…)
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters everywhere in just one more week, officially kicking off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Weirdly enough through, this article is all about looking ahead to the end of Phase Three in the form of the Russo Brothers’ follow-up to Civil War, the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Since Joe and Anthony Russo are currently making the rounds of promotion for Civil War, it would be understandable to hear some words about Infinity War, some ambiguous and non-enlightening words, but words just the same. From what they’re saying though, there’s going to be some big consequences before and after Infinity War. (more…)
Giles Penso‘s documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan is scheduled to hit this June. If anyone is asking themselves who Harryhausen is right now, then you probably haven’t sat in front of your television as a child for an entire Saturday afternoon while Jason And his Argonauts fought skeletons, Sinbad and his crew fought a mutli-armed multi-sword welding Kali, or the winged Pegasus from Clash of the Titans. Harryhausen is the man who influenced all the great directors you know today including Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, and Steven Spielberg and many others. (more…)
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came and apparently brought a viking with him. Written over the course of thirty years and tying into nearly every other one of his novels, The Dark Tower by Stephen King has been fueling the imaginations of fans for decades, inspiring a faithful following of people embracing the unique language, history, and old west/medieval culture of Mid-World. Described as King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower has appropriately had a long and weary road to the big screen. Now, information is coming quickly as filming finally began earlier this month. The latest news comes in the form of another casting announcement as Vikings‘ Katheryn Winnick has been added to the film.