Earlier today, the internet had its breath taken away by the news that Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman/Superman team up film, Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic (until I am told otherwise, that is what I am calling it.) (more…)
Stan Lee has become the magical roaming gnome of the comic con circuit, signing baubles and buckling knees with a smile and an oft-repeated utterance of “Excelsior”. It’s surprising that this man is as old as he is and that I am too lazy to Google his age for this article, but he is, and I am, and when he holds court during these panels, taking questions from fans that inevitably dance between the good old days at Marvel and the current state of their film slate, Lee leans heavily on a set of answers that will feel familiar to someone who has seen these shows before, and breathtaking to someone who has not. (more…)
I know it’s cliche to tie The Hunger Games franchise to Warner Bros’ galling refusal to greenlight a solo Wonder Woman film and Marvel’s billion dollar boys club, but good Goddess, female audiences just drove a $307.7 million dollar global opening and a $161.1 million dollar domestic opening, winning the prize for largest US opening in the history of all the Novembers and the 4th largest US opening of all time. That’s better than The Dark Knight Rises and nearly double Thor: The Dark World‘s opening from just two weeks ago. (more…)
When you think of people who possess a deep need for high quality cross trainers and cleats to aid them in their pursuit of physical excellence, naturally, you think of toy collectors. Filled with competitive fire, these warriors toe the temp-carpet of a show floor, clad in sweat pants to allow them the balletic grace and movement that the hunt requires as they juke past and leap over the competition to attain the latest con exclusive for their collections.
These people are warriors, but they now find themselves faced with a great dilemma — they can possess the freshly announced limited edition Megatron figure, but they must do so without the snazzy footwear that accompanies said figure. (more…)
Some have called nostalgia a sickness, but I think of nostalgia as if it were a tub of icing — benign and enjoyable when smeared lightly on the top of things, but if you slam your fist inside and lick it clean, you’ll throw up for hours and hours.
The point is, nostalgia is good in small doses. It allows us to not just take solace in the warm memories of the past, but it also lets us accurately assess and feel the loss of things once familiar as they are crushed under the road roller of progress. That’s vital for some of us who were raised in a different world than the one we presently inhabit. (more…)
Recently, we had a chance to talk face to face with multi-talented comic book writer and artist Tim Seeley about his and Mike Norton‘s rural noir zombie thriller Revival, providing a contrast for The Walking Dead, becoming a highly sought after team with Norton, the status of the rumored Hack/Slash film, his interest in bringing his comics to TV or the big screen, and knowing where Revival will end thanks to Lost.
It seems as though horror movies usually have too easy a time getting their sequels greenlit with studios running fresh concepts down through the soil and past the root in pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. Look at Saw, Paranormal Activity, and others for examples of that, but for Trick R’ Treat, nothing has ever been easy.
Fans often rave about the expansive and intricate shared Marvel movie universe, but what if operating within that pre-ordained structure felt like a chore for the filmmakers of Marvel’s stand-alone films? Apparently, that may be the case for Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World. (more…)
Apparently, in real life, the boomstick is his mouth.
Bruce Campbell took to the stage at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con on Friday, answering a direct fan question about the possibility of an Army of Darkness sequel, prompting the 55 year old big-chinned cult icon to say…
Stop putting it out there, stop reading it, stop writing it, and stop eating it up with a shovel.
There’s an episode of South Park (naturally) that strikes the nail with great ferocity and accuracy and charm. Britney Spears has shot her face off, but yet she is still thrown out to the lions and the hordes. They rip her to shreds, but the triumph is brief. The cult must have more self-proclaimed virgin blood, and so they move on to Miley Cyrus.
This was five years ago and it has proven prophecy as Cyrus’ every move is now monitored, her every action debated and labeled as bold or bizarre. She’s a slut, she’s a feminist, she’s crazy, she’s smart. We can’t make up our minds, but she is, undoubtedly, #1 in our hearts and #1 in our cross-hairs. (more…)