Quicksilver Invading Future X-Films, Possibly Even Solo

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you’re a fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past, then you likely got a kick out of Evan Peters’ portrayal of one of the fastest men alive, Quicksilver. Apparently, he charmed his way into audience’s hearts enough that 20th Century Fox is feeling like he needs more screen time. And while we could all expect him to make at least a cameo appearance in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems as if he may be getting his own solo flick as well. Read on for the juicy details. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E3 – “Corto Maltese”

- 10-22-14Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Corto Maltese, the titular island for this week’s adventurer, is entirely made up. Like a lot of locations in the DC Universe. It was introduced in The Dark Knight Returns as a Cuba surrogate, your basic South American hellhole. In Tim Burton‘s Batman, Corto Maltese was Vicki Vale’s last stop before Gotham City where she was taking pictures of a massacre stemming from the uprising of some local rebels. On Arrow, one gets the sense that Corto Maltese isn’t so bad, at least no worse than the average banana republic/tax shelter for rich guys that want to disappear in luxury. Sound like anyone we know? (more…)

‘Goodfellas’ Actor Files $250M Lawsuit Against ‘The Simpsons’ For Using His Likeness

- 10-22-14Cartoons, Film, TV, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Ever been watching a cartoon, and a character comes on and you think: “HEY! He looks a little like my neighbor Dave!”

Well, get Dave on the phone asap–because apparently that resemblance could be worth a quarter of a BILLION dollars.

At least, that’s what Frank Sivero–the actor who played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas–believes. It seems he thinks Frankie Carbone’s most likely coincidental resemblance to a third-string Simpsons character (we’re talking like a level or two below Bumblebee Man) means Twentieth Century Fox owes him $250 million. More on this delusionary insanity after the jump: (more…)

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaks! [UPDATE: Official Trailer and Poster Released]

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s only one of the most anticipated movies of 2015. It’s also one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. Fans at San Diego and New York Comic Con have been lucky enough to see some of this already, but the wait was soon to be over, as last night it once announced that the next installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would feature the premiere of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Of course, as these things go in the modern age with the internet and all – Surprise! – this puppy leaked early. So if you have no impulse control and an itchy clicking figure, dig in now for your first look at the all new adventure of Marvel’s premiere super-team.

UPDATE: Marvel has thrown up their hands and gone ahead and released the official trailer, along with first official poster.

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Toys ‘R’ Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Figures, Cranston Hilariously Responds [UPDATE: Now Aaron Paul Speaks]

- 10-22-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Thinking about giving some awesome Breaking Bad action figures to someone you love for Christmas? Well, don’t go to Toys ‘R’ Us to get them because some Florida killjoy/mom has decided that because she thinks its inappropriate for figures marketed to adult fans and in the adult section of the store to be sold in Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Hey, it’s only the country’s largest retailer, am I right? Whose going to go to Toys ‘R’ Us first to buy action figures? So anyway, Spartacus won, and had the whole kit and kaboodle of figures from Mezco Toys have been pulled from the shelves. But don’t think that this whole thing is going to end quietly, or without the input of a key figure from the Breaking Bad saga. (more…)

Was Warner Bros. High When They Greenlit The Budget For ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy??

- 10-22-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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It cost over 3 times as much to make ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy than it did ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I know they’ve got awesome weed in that fantasy universe, but who knew it would be so goddamned expensive?? When news got out that crazy man Guillermo del Toro signed to direct ‘The Hobbit,’ fans were mildly okay with it but wanted Peter Jackson instead. The studio wanted him too. But Jackson was busy, and compromises were made. Hands were shook, del Toro quietly exited, and boom – the king returned. Well, they must’ve wanted him something powerful because the budget Jackson ended up with could rebuild Metropolis after ‘Man Of Steel’ left it crumbled. Wait, I’m mixing genres here. That Shire mary jane must be getting to me. Let’s all get stoned just from talking about how much freakin’ money went into this wholly average production. (more…)

Ray Fisher Had No Clue Cyborg Would Also Get a Stand Alone Movie

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Sometimes Hollywood plays its movie cards so close to the vest that even the actors involved don’t find out the exact details until the last-minute. Sure, they sign multi-picture deals for big ensemble movies, but apparently Ray Fisher had no idea that along with appearing in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and a couple of Justice League movies that his character Cyborg would also be getting his own stand alone movie. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1E3 – “Things You Can’t Outrun”

- 10-22-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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After two phenomenal episodes, this week The Flash slowed down a bit so that the story could dig a bit deeper into each of the characters’ pasts.  Generally speaking, this is a wonderful thing since characters without depth are boring and unneeded.  And, honestly, it was important that we learn a bit more about the heroes and villains at the center of the series.  Unfortunately, because of its success thus far, even with an ultra cool villain Things You Can’t Outrun winds up being more filler than fun and is a bit of a misstep for the new series, albeit a small misstep. (more…)