Tune In to the ‘Star Wars’ Halloween Special… On ESPN2?

- 10-30-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some of us have experienced the horror that is the 1978 Star Wars Christmas Special. Steeped in the idea that no one but small children and people with mental disabilities watched Star Wars, Lucas and Co. created a Rifftrax-worthy piece of rubbish that featured everything from new age music to Wookies in aprons making “Christmas” dinner. Suffice to say, it’s painful to watch whether you’re a fan of the franchise or otherwise. Now, we’re getting a Halloween Special. And this one will be… sports themed. (more…)

Who Is The Black Panther And Why Is He Important?

- 10-29-14Featured, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel Entertainment’s little surprise party yesterday was one for the books. They came, they saw, they kicked our asses with nukes of revelations on their planned projects. We’re getting a Captain Marvel movie. ‘Captain America 3′ was announced, as was ‘Thor 3.’ There were stutters about a Hulk feature and a Black Widow flick was completely shot down. Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige and friends were very up front with us, and surprisingly listened to our feedback. My favorite part was the declaration of a Black Panther film. This guy has always been one of my top heroes, and I couldn’t be happier hearing that ’42’ and ‘Get On Up’ star Chad Boseman was nabbed for the role. I called it awhile back, actually. Which is a further testament to my unmatched manliness and vast intelligence. But enough facts about me – let’s talk Black Panther, shall we? (more…)

SNSFW: Yes Virginia, There Will be a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Porn Parody

- 10-29-14Film, WTF? Posted by Mark Poynter

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It was only a matter of time. The number one movie of the summer, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is getting the Woodrocket Porn Parody Treatment. That’s right, we’re going to hear Groot yell GROOT in… ecstasy? Woodrocket has made it their life’s mission to Porn Parody up all the nerdiest things they can. Most of your favorite fandoms are there, Game of Bones, Bob’s Boners, Laid Runner, and Doctor Whore. There recently announced next project is Gnardians of the Galaxy: 50 Shade of Groot. (more…)

A New Look At and Details About ‘Terminator: Genisys’

- 10-29-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I hate to say this, but this new information about Terminator: Genisys actually has me intrigued. I know! I’m so gullible. Anyway, we’re starting to get some legitimate plot details about the next phase in the Terminator franchise, Genisys, which comes out next summer and, if all goes according to plan, it will be the first in a new trilogy of Terminator films. A lot has remained unknown about the film, including where in the Terminator timeline the movie will fit, and what role Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s paradoxically Old Terminator will have in it, but this new information from a very reliable source makes me wonder if that Terminator resurgence just might be in the cards after all. Or, you know, gullible. (more…)

Ready to Scream Like It’s 1996? MTV’s ‘Scream’ Series Is Finally Coming Soon!

- 10-29-14Film, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Back in the 90’s, slasher flicks came back in a big way and the Kevin Williamson/Wes Craven masterpiece of fun, Scream, paved the way for the return of the genre.  The movie was brilliant in that it was almost a poke in the eye to the genre while also becoming one of the best slasher films in years.  As with anything in Hollywood, the movie generated sequels that could never quite live up to the original, though they were all fun in their own right.  In 2012, MTV ordered a pilot for a small screen adaptation of the highly successful horror staple but there has been very little talk about the project since.  Now, 2 years after the initial order, it appears that the Scream television series is finally making some headway and it has been announced that fans will finally see what the series will give them when it debuts in the Fall of 2015. (more…)

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bonus ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: Is Anyone Worthy?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer scheduled to premiere last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked a week early, Marvel decided to just go with it. Releasing the Official trailer later that day and blaming the leak on Hydra. That left fans to wonder what Marvel would do for that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spot. Now we know they tagged the SDCC 2014 Marvel Panel footage to the new trailer. (more…)

Do Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch Tie Into Marvel’s Other Phase 3 Films?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Since the announcement that the character Quicksilver and his sister, mutant children of X-Men villain Magneto, would appear in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s been a question as to how Ultron director Joss Whedon would deal with the matter of the twins’ genetic heritage. At issue is the fact that X-Men and the Avengers do not inhabit the same movie universes: 20th Century Fox owns the film rights to the X-folks while Marvel Studios hold the movie rights to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. However, Quicksilver and his sister Scarlett Witch are characters that exist in a grey area as far film rights are concerned, which gives both studios the chance to use them in their stories. Still, Fox owns the movie rights to the term “mutant.” So, if they can’t be called mutants, how will Whedon explain Quicksilver and his sister the Scarlet Witch’s origins in Ultron? Comments by Marvel Studios suggests that the explanation will still be not quite human. (more…)

Feige Takes Spider-Man Question During Marvel Mega Event

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The speculation was running rampant before Marvel Studios‘ big info bomb earlier today that one of the details to be revealed concerned the movie rights to one of Marvel Comics‘ biggest characters. On the one hand, Marvel is proving that they can make an event out of anything, even little heard of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, or Black Panther, or The Inhumans, but on the other hand the studio bigwigs and Disney shareholders would probably love to get a piece back of some of those marquee characters. Spider-Man has been association with Marvel since the web-slinger’s inception in 1962, but the movie rights remain buttoned up with Sony where they are, for all intents and purposes, trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear (not that Spider-Man is a sow’s ear). But might that be changing… (more…)

Listen To Kevin Feige Talk Marvels Mighty Movie Line-Up

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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In case you missed it (I don’t think anyone except the Amish missed this), Marvel took the Internet by storm today when they announced their movie slate from 2015 going into 2018. Amongst the expected releases – such as Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of Galaxy 2 – Marvel threw a burning fastball special when they announced Black Panther, Captain Marvel, the Inhumans, and Avengers 3 & 4 Infinity War movies. Heads exploded around the Internet. Now we’ve got the Kevin Feige Q& A session held after the big presentation. One warning, there are spoilers in there. (more…)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)