Episode VII Really Wants You To Love Star Wars Again

- 08-22-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

103012-star-wars111

Star Wars is a franchise that brings out the passion in an almost countless number of fanboys and fangirls.  Most of that passion is for the nostalgia that comes along with one of the greatest space operas in history and just demonstrates the love that fans feel towards the franchise.  Unfortunately, thanks to the not quite thought out prequels, there is another passion that is ignited at the mention of Star Wars; one that is punctuated not only by the bad acting in Episodes I-III but also in the inconsistent storytelling that made it obvious that George Lucas had no idea what he wanted to do with those prequels.  Now, a new era beginning with Episode VII is finally a reality that will arrive much sooner than it may seem.  Between a new trilogy and several spinoff movies, the Star Wars Universe will be expanding exponentially over the next few years.  How will it be handled? Luckily, it appears that the new trilogy will do what it can to make sure that moving forward, all of the stories in the Star Wars universe remain consistent. (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is Exactly What You Think It Is – Atmospheric, Violent & Eva Green’s Boobs

- 08-22-14Comics, Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jason McAnelly

Sin City 2

After the masterpiece that was the first Sin City, it was hard to imagine that even the original team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller would be able to top it. And, unfortunately, they didn’t. Nope. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not as cool as the first movie was. What it is, however, is a nice return to the Sin City world that presents us with three new stories, two of which blew me away. Read on for a more detailed report on what to expect from the movie. Warning! Some spoilers may leak through the cracks. If you’re worried about that, you might want to see the movie before you read a review. (more…)

Vincent D’Onofrio Talks in Broad Strokes About Kingpin and ‘Daredevil’

- 08-22-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

vincentimage1

Marvel’s ambitious plan to turn four street level heroes into Netflix series before combining them into a team-like mega-series is, to say the least, ambitious. No less ambitious was the casting on the first series to reach the production phase, Daredevil, which includes a cast made up of Charlie Cox (Stardust) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as Karen Page, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) in a mysterious role, and this man, Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), as Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin or Crime – or Kingpin for short. Shooting on Daredevil is currently underway, and D’Onofrio took a minute to talk, however nebulously, about his new, important place in the Marvel Universe. (more…)

Will Jennifer Lawrence Be One Of The Hateful?

- 08-22-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

jennifer-lawrence-stalker-deemed-dangerous-919-2-jennifer-lawrence-puts-another-middle-finger-up-to-the-paps

Quentin Tarantino knows how to pull a cast together.  Each and every one of his movies thus far has boasted a diverse and talented cast, even when members of that cast may not have been seen in a wide release movie in years.  From John Travolta to Pam Grier, from Samuel L. Jackson to Leonardo Dicaprio, Tarantino is able to take actors that may not have much in common on paper and thrust them into a brilliant example of cinematography and dialogue as equals.  It’s wonderful when Quentin is able to utilize actors that have shied away from the spotlight but when he is able to bring an award winning actor into the fold, it’s more than just wonderful – it’s supremely exciting.  Thanks to the folks over at Collider, audiences may now have the newest name to be added to the Tarantino flock and if their source is correct, the newest addition to Tarantino’s tribute to spaghetti westerns, Hateful Eight, will get plenty of people excited for the project. (more…)

The ‘Mythbusters’ Build Team Leave Show Under Cloud of Vagueness

- 08-22-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

mythbusters

The new TV season begins in a couple of weeks, which is typically a time of excitement for fans, but if you love the Discovery Channel‘s Mythbusters, you may now have reason to be suspicious about the show’s return. Under a blanket of proverbial fog last night, the cable network announced that the M7 build team – Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci – were suddenly departing from the show. Suffice to say that the M7 trio are a huge part of the show’s success for the last decade, but when you dump news on a Thursday night in August, it’s going to make people wonder: why is Discovery ditching Grant, Kari and Tory? (more…)

NERD DOCS REVIEW – ‘To Be Takei’ a Funny and Charming Looking at the ‘Star Trek’ Legend

- 08-22-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

george-takei

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that there were no second acts in American life, and although that one line’s been continually disproved, we revisit the idea whenever someone of note begins their second act. Even their third act. I’m not sure what act George Takei is on in his play of life, but at 77 years old he’s enjoying rare universal popularity, and it’s not just because he’s one of the beloved members of the original cast of Star Trek. As an advocate for marriage equality, a living historical resource detailing the internment of Japanese-Americans, and a working actor with over 175 credits to his name (and growing), Takei’s got more to offer at 77 than some men less than half his age. Just about all of it, is touched on in some way in the documentary To Be Takei. (more…)

Peter Capaldi Responds To Jenna Coleman ‘Doctor Who’ Departure Rumors

- 08-22-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

peterdoctor

As rumors swirled around the Internet about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who in this years Christmas special, the BBC has been pretty tight-lipped about the whole thing. Everyone dodged questions about it on the last leg of the Doctor Who World Tour fans that left fans hanging. When Peter Capaldi recently made an appearance on BBC’s The One Show, he was finally asked the question directly. Check out the video below for his answer. (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Face Off Against The Absorbing Man In Season 2 Opener

- 08-22-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

2014-05-Agents-of-SHIELD-Tv-Series-Wallpaper-06

The super hero small screen action continues as Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts their second season off with a bang going up against an old school Marvel villain, The Absorbing Man. Teen Wolf‘s Brian Patrick Wade goes full chrome dome to play Carl “Crusher” Creel, a long time Thor and Hulk villain. Check out his first official on set photo. (more…)