RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E20 – “Seeing Red”

- 04-24-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Ever since Arrow capped off its Season 1 finale with the unexpected and tragic death of Tommy Merlyn, the series hasn’t let up. In a way, tragedy has become the name of the game, because no one ever became a broodingly heroic savior without losing a few of those closest to them. [SPOILERS] (more…)

Joss Whedon Says ‘Age of Ultron’ Villain Is ‘Funny, Strange and Unexpected’

- 04-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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“…last time I had all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict.”

Joss Whedon is admittedly “having a blast” playing around with the new villain for the Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. While recently speaking with Empire magazine, he discussed not only the latest villain whom everybody’s favorite band of Marvel superheroes are facing off against, but also the overseas release dates (Marvel recently announced Avengers: Age of Ultron will get an earlier release of April 24, 2015, keeping with the recent trend of placing it ahead of the U.S. date) and also how the textures of the architecture in the United Kingdom are being emphasized during the filming of the biggest MCU sequel to date.

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New International Trailer for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Hits the Internet

- 04-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The new International trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction is out featuring an introduction by Mark Wahlberg. Don’t be confused by Wahlberg calling the movie Transformers: Lost Age, that’s the title the film will go by in Japan, where this trailer is targeted. (more…)

New ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ TV Spot – Here! Now!

- 04-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been a long time in the making, but finally we’re getting a chance to see more of what Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are bringing to us with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We’ve been waiting for ten damn years for this and we’ll have to wait until August to see the movie in full, but at least there’s something new for us to chew on. Check out the latest TV spot, complete with a pile of familiar faces and all the Sin City-esque cinematography that you could hope for. (more…)

REVIEW/RECAP: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – Episode 19 – “The Only Light in the Darkness”

- 04-23-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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Still feeling the aftershocks of “Turn, Turn, Turn”, we finally meet Coulson’s cellist ex-girlfriend—but not before she’s in imminent danger. Having been let free from captivity during Garrett and Ward’s raid of The Fridge, a powerful villain with deadly powers goes on a war path that puts Phil’s one true love at risk. (more…)

‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to Bring Back Lou Ferrigno to Voice Hulk

- 04-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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The beauty of being the first guy cast as an iconic comic book character is that you’re always going to be associated with said creature and, thus, probably work for the rest of your life. Such is existence for Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder whose work on 82 episodes of the Incredible Hulk television series that aired in the late 70s and early 80s still earns him a booth at numerous fan conventions and cameo appearances in Marvel movies (remember him as the security guard at Banner’s lab in Hulk? You should because it’s great!). The bit parts continues to roll in for Ferrigno, as he’s been cast to reprise his role as the Big Green Meanie’s voice in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hopefully this time he gets to say a little more than “puny god”.

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Animated ‘Chew’ Casts Steven Yeun & Felicia Day as Leads

- 04-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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John Layman’s award winning comic Chew is getting the animation treatment by director Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies, Peter Panzerfaust) and they’ve cast Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) as the voices for detective Tony Chu and his girlfriend Amelia Mintz. (more…)

Interview: McNamara and Hinkle on the Horrifying OGN, ‘The Rattler’

- 04-23-14Comics, Featured, Interviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

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With the pulp horror graphic novel The Rattler, writer Jason McNamara (Short Hand, First Moon) and artist Greg Hinkle tell a story of loss, guilt, madness, desperation, obsession, and violence that is punctuated with surprising turns and graphic and unnerving imagery. The book feels like a Twilight Zone episode that the censors refused to make and in our exclusive interview, we talk to the creators about the personal connection to this story, the long process to finish this story, and the decision to take this completed work to Kickstarter. (more…)

The Science Behind Captain America’s Shield

- 04-22-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, Tech Posted by James Daniels

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Scientists who don’t live in comic books have yet to unlock the secret of the serum that turned a 98 pound weakling into a block of ultra-patriotic, Nazi-pounding supermuscle, sadly.

However, Suveen Mathaudhu, a program manager in the materials science division of the U.S. Army Research Office and adjunct materials science professor at NC State University (plus a big, damn comic book geek), thinks he can explain certain aspects of Captain America‘s trusty vibranium shield to us mortals:  (more…)

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Cast Doing a Week-long Tour to Meet the Fans

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sending cast and crew out to do the rounds to promote a new movie is nothing new. But it looks like the folks at 20th Century Fox are taking it to another level. Right after X-Men: Days of Future Past premieres in New York, a large number of famous faces will be heading out to do a world tour of X-Men premiere dates. Check out the announcement video below and try not to get too much of a nerd boner. (more…)