Love it or hate it, James Cameron has inundated the world with his Avatar universe. Despite there being some years between the release of the first movie (2009), there are two sequels already in the works scheduled to release in 2017 and 2018, with a fourth film planned for some unknown point in the future. There’s also Avatar Land, an atmospheric reproduction of the Avatar-verse coming to Disney World’s: Animal Kingdom. The latter park expansion has been right on schedule and that’s more than can be said for Avatar as a film property. As it stands now Avatar 2 is still in pre-production with no official release date. Avatar Land, however, as recently announced by Disney, will open summer 2017.
Atop of the Avatar Land’s expected summer opening, a new video has also surfaced showing off an animatronic character. The video has been making away around the net, both for how hyper-realistic and incredibly unsettling it is. (more…)
It is, unfortunately, awfully difficult to revisit Tim Burton’s Batman with an impartial eye in the wake of Christopher Nolan’s genre-defining Dark Knight trilogy and now, of course, Affleck’s Batman. However, you don’t get Nolan’s Batman – heck, the very idea of Batman, his modern age personification, might never have been realized had it not been for 1989 Batman. Despite Frank Miller’s The Dark Night Returns and other defining Batman comics of the time, for most children of the 80’s, and for fans of yesteryear, their idea of Batman was predominately localized to Batman 66 reruns and Hannna Barbera’s Superfriends. Burton’s Batman came along and forever changed the identity of the caped crusader. Burton effectively echoed the visual style of the original Bob Kane comics while conjuring up a Gothic world of his own. His vision for Gotham and its ranged cast of characters is impeccable. It set the standards for Batman and modern comic book films.
Batman 1989 holds a very special place for many a Bat-stalgic heart, and to it, are open wallets. While there is a treasure trove of goods, old and new, commemorating the landmark superhero film, consider what the fine folks at NECA Toys are offering. For one of the biggest superheroes of all time, NECA decided to go, well, big. (more…)
Prepare your diddly-holes for this odd musical selection. There is a band named The Okilly Dokillys, based on The Simpsons Church lovin’ do gooder Ned Flanders.
Yes, yes…”stupid sexy Flanders”. Hit the jump for more details on this unusual mix of music and pop culture, including a watch/listen to their FIRST music video. (more…)
We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure through the mire of Halloween goodies before we drown in eggnog and good cheer.
ABOVE: “Halloween, 2016” by Cassandra Calin; This piece definitely hits close to the belt as many of us probably saw our fair share of Quinzel’s running around. What’s a spooky gal to do?
“The Pipe” by Naolito is definitely creeptastic. What would happen if Mario never saved Peach? Well, I’m not sticking around to find out….Nooope!
Catwoman Vol. 4 #45 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton! Trick or treating is a lot more fun when you’re a jewel thief.
“Man of Steel” by Dan Mumford This piece was an ode to Zack Snyder’s film and focused on the very last instant of Superman home’s planet, Krypton. We can see his mother in her last moments before the planet explodes around her, while the capsule containing little baby Kal El is ejected into space.
“Halloween from Hong Kong” by Tik Ka from East whose style inspired by the traditional « So Ha » art gives a brand new life to classic icons such as to Krueger, Mr Stay Puft, The Crow and their fellow pop culture compatriots.
“Darth Yoda”by Daryl Mandryk envisions the iconic Jedi master transformed into a merciless Sith!
“Famous Pumpkins” by Alby Letoy
Dreadful Whispers by theviljackass
Gives a whole new meaning to evil whispering over your shoulder. The first season/second season protagonist “The Devil” never makes a corporeal presence in the series, but if he did this take on the creature that persecutes Vanessa Ives would put me on edge, to say the least.
Hell-Venture Time! (Adventure Time x Hellboy) by John Polidora.
“The Great Pumpkin” by Nick Robles When The Peanuts stop playing nice and start getting real…real fourth-mouthed and gory! Killing the Great Pumpkin…what a twist!?!
“Alien Mass” by Andy Fairhurst
“Happy Halloween” by Alessandro Della Pietra
Now don’t forget we only have 360 days left until NEXT Halloween, so make sure to stock up on all the treats!
Sometimes life can truly be a beautiful thing. The weather is just right. The birds are singing, The Chicago Cubs win a World Series! Life is fair, but alas that is usually not the case and today we were all reminded of how cruel the world can be. The beloved Hi-C Ecto Cooler will cease to be, come years end.
According to the beverages official Facebook page the future is bleak. (more…)
November’s almost upon us, which means it’s once again time for us to once again sit and watch the Charlie Brown specials for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. These specials are a somewhat of a cultural event giving us a blast from the past and fill us with nostalgia. Another cultural event that recently gave us a mega dose of nostalgia was the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Stranger Things.
With the hype train going strong for Kong: Skull Island, March sure does feel like a long way away. It is bound to be packed all sorts of mythical monsters, dinosaurs and of course, the main attraction himself: King Kong. If you’re like us, you simply cannot wait to get your taste of all the chest-beating, Sam-Jackson-yelling action that awaits you. Fortunately, for those of you looking to get a taste of the action before it hits the big screen, you can get an incredible appetizer on the all-new Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure.
We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!
ABOVE: The Two Towers by Australian artist Florey (more…)
Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.
After months of disappointed tourists being unable to ride, The Incredible Hulk roller coaster is back and more pissed off than ever. Last September, the big green giant closed for a massive refurbishment. After sixteen years of thrilling park guests, Universal Studios figured that it was about time the attraction got a face-lift. Everything from the track to the trains to even the entrance would get a fresh coat of paint and give riders a relatively new ride experience to the same track layout. So after nearly a year of fine-tuning and fixing up the ride, how do the new changes hold up? Let’s find out. (more…)