FAN EXPO – Dave Bautista Reflects on His Big Year

- 08-30-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Dave Bautista went from a well-known wrestler to one of the Guardians of the Galaxy thanks to this summer’s smash hit Marvel movie. Now the man known as Drax is enjoying more fame than ever amongst a much larger and diverse audience than wrestling fans, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. At Toronto’s National Fan Expo this weekend, Bautista took a victory lap for his Guardians success, but also looked to his future in film, and perhaps a return to the wrestling ring. (more…)

INTERVIEW: One-on-One With Michael Rooker

- 08-30-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Spoiler-Free, But Glowing Review of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

- 08-29-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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For those hoping that Star Wars: Rebels might serve as a sign that the creative fortunes of the Force franchise are heading for greener pastures – Good news! – all signs point to yes. National Fan Expo in Toronto featured a special presentation of the hour-ling first episode of Rebels to a theater of over 1,000 fans Friday, and if the cheers, laughs and applause are any indication, then that’s over a thousand people who will be tuning into the further adventures of this new, ragtag crew of freedom fighters once the series begins its first season run later this year. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ Roundup – Harrison Ford is Healthy, ‘Rebels’ Sneak Peek and… Spoilers?

- 08-29-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Welcome to this week’s barrage of news from the Star Wars front. This time around we’ve got a few announcements, including Harrison Ford’s return, some talking heads discussing the various new Star Wars projects, a sneak peek at one of the new Star Wars: Rebels toys and even a few possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VII. Read on for all the details. The spoiler stuff has been placed at the bottom, so fear not that you will tread into uncharted space. (more…)

Lawsuit Against Bryan Singer Dropped

- 08-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Plenty of fans were ecstatic to witness their favorite X-Men on screen again in this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and rightly so! The movie was a perfect way to reunite the cast of Bryan Singer’s original X-Men series while also maintaining the wonderful cast of the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class.  Unfortunately, the release of the blockbuster was soiled a bit by accusations of sexual abuse by Singer, the victim being a minor at the time of the alleged abuse.  After a lawsuit was filed against the filmmaker, the future of the X-Men franchise seemed a bit uncertain.  However, it appears that we may see Singer back in that director’s chair for the next X-Men entry, as the lawsuit has been dropped. (more…)

Jesse Eisenberg Talks About Creating a “Real Psychology” For Lex Luthor in ‘Batman v Superman’

- 08-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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There are few things that have ever set the internet on fire like the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in WB’s upcoming Batman v. Superman.  The ire expressed by millions was almost painful and a true indication of just how attached some fans are to their vision of the characters that mean so much to them.  After Affleck, the announcement of Jesse Eisenberg landing the role of supervillain Lex Luthor was almost lost in the shuffle for many when, really, this was the news that should have affected fans even more than Affleck’s Batman.  However, some recent remarks Eisenberg made to Total Film may give some credibility to Zack Snyder’s vision of the DC Cinematic Universe moving forward. (more…)

FAN EXPO – ‘My Fair Zombie’ an Enjoyable Undead Send-Up

- 08-28-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Just when you thought they couldn’t take anything more and turn it into a zombie movie, Canadian filmmaker Brett Kelly proved all the naysayers wrong. As part of the National Fan Expo in Toronto Thursday (and carrying through on till Sunday evening), Kelly’s new film called My Fair Zombie was screened for zombie fans sick and tired of the same old survivalist, post-apocalypse shtick of an undead tale. Although my mother and a generation full of young women who admired Audrey Hepburn would be shocked and appalled, Kelly has taken the 1964 classic and turned into a zom-com-musical with flare. (more…)

Avengers Re-Assemble! Roster Changes In ‘Age Of Ultron?’

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

 

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The very spoiler-y folks at Badass Digest seem to have gotten their hands on a script for ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ It concerns a possible movie roster change of the famous superhero group. In the comics, this was something the Avengers did pretty routinely. Makes sense that they’d address it in the films. This is an exciting concept that’s bound to ruffle some feathers. And something this big wasn’t thought up all willy nilly. It’s one of those grand plans Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige spoke of awhile back. Here’s the thing – if this info stays as part of the plan, who on the team stays and who goes? I have some ideas and I’m going to speculate about them. But Badass Digest says there’s one hero who’s a lock. And it’s someone we have yet to see on screen. Let the SPOILERS fly! (more…)

Ben Kingsley Hints at The Mandarin We Actually Want to See

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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If you are talking about Iron Man 3, you are likely discussing either that sweet “House Party Protocol” scene or you’re talking about Sir Ben Kingsley ’s portrayal of The Mandarin.  If you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet, or the Marvel One Shot, “All Hail The King”, you may want to turn away now to avoid some pretty big spoilers. Otherwise, get ready to start contemplating the identity of Iron Man 3’s big baddie. (more…)

Has Marvel Finally Found Their ‘Doctor Strange’?

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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So many rumors. So… many… rumors. With Marvel’s Doctor Strange being one of the next big productions on the list (and a possible franchise replacement for the popular Iron Man), speculation on who will play the epic, magic-wielding Doctor has been rampant. Now, it seems as if some of those casting rumors were more than just rumors, for the Internet is claiming that none-other-than the three time Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix is in final talks to don the garb of Stephen Strange. (more…)