WB Bringing Yet another Super Hero to the Small Screen with ‘Static Shock’

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Because super heroes make money, Warner Bros. is taking advantage of their relationship (i.e.: copyright contracts) with DC to produce as many super-powered television shows and movies as they can. They’ve done a damned fine job so far with Gotham, Arrow and The Flash. Now we’ll be seeing what may be the first modern, live-action series featuring an African-American hero with Static Shock. (more…)

Marvel Does Altruism By Creating Hearing-Impaired Heroes

- 10-21-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the first comic books I owned as a Spider-Man adventure that doubled as a powerful lesson about drug abuse and just saying no. Even in the regular comic books, there were public service messages amongst the action and the ads, like a particular Colgate ad I remember that featured Captain America teaming up with an anthropomorphized toothbrush and toothpaste to fight tooth decay. Lesson learned. Comics have the power to do more than be movie franchise fodder, and every now and then we remember that. To wit, Marvel is teaming up with the Children’s Hearing Institute of New York to create two brand new superheroes who can save the world while being hearing impaired: Sapheara and The Blue Ear. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S01E05 – “Viper”

- 10-21-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Gotham‘s fifth installment: “Viper”, follows a standard plotline for comic book television, as well as many similar genres–the “Magic Drug” episode. Arrow, for example, has already explored this topic on several occasions.

While the basic story might be a little familiar, the execution is strong, largely due to a superior “B” plot: The developing story of the clandestine gang war between the Falcone (John Doman) and Maroni (David Zayas) syndicates. For more, hit the jumpy-thingy:  (more…)

Ready To Catch Another Case Of ‘Cabin Fever’?

- 10-21-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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In an effort to drain horror fans of their hard earned money and to win the award for Laziest Horror Movie Attempt ever, a new horror flick will be coming to a small screen near you very soon.  What’s it about?  Well, it’s about this group of kids who head to a cabin in the woods for some good ol’ fashion shenanigans but wind up contracting a highly contagious flesh eating virus.  Bonus – it’s from Eli Roth.  Sound familiar?  If you were wondering why it sounds like 2002’s Cabin Fever, there’s a simple explanation: Eli Roth is remaking his own movie, as a producer this time, and in a display of supreme laziness, the remake will simply follow the script of the original movie. (more…)

‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboards Are Finally Here! But, There’s A Catch…

- 10-21-14Cool Stuff, Film, Tech Posted by Aspry Jones

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Whenever I’m channel surfing on a boring Monday night and land on ‘Back To The Future’, I just put the remote down without even thinking. It’s a brilliant film with oodles of complexity and a tight hold on one of Hollywood’s various ideas on time travel. I don’t think we’ll ever navigate the past or the future, but there’s a good chance that some of the movie’s technology could come to fruition. Take hoverboards, for instance. In the movie’s somewhat inferior sequel, protagonist Marty McFly zips from 1985 into 2015 and experiences his first encounter with the floating device. Director Robert Zemeckis lied in an interview, saying the contraption was real. But we told science that, according to the movie, they have until 2015 to make that shit happen. Did they or didn’t they? You be the judge. (more…)

40 Years Later – Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Gets a New Trailer

- 10-21-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Right off the bat I’m gonna have to apologize to all our readers that don’t live in the UK because, while you can check out the new 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer below, you won’t be able to check it out on the big screen. You’ll have to pop in your own copy or go out and pick up the DVD or Bluray. If you don’t own a copy, you should. This movie stands up to the test of time very well. The effects and musical score are incredible. This movie blew my young mind back in the day when my college movie house screened it. (more…)

Did You Ever Notice ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Easter Eggs Involving Clocks?

- 10-21-14Cool Stuff, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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I’m terrible with easter eggs unless they’re right smack dab in my face. And also have to do with comic book characters. While I’m talking about comic book characters, thanks to Robert Kirkmann’s winning series, ‘The Walking Dead,’ let’s center on the television show. Yeah, we hunt eggs on this site from time to time. We found a bunch of stuff from ‘The Flash.’ Then there was ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ buzz, because that movie could do no wrong around here. Once, there were physical ‘Walking Dead’ easter eggs to talk about in a post. But unlike that time when we found The Governor’s patio umbrella in Terminus, the eggs I’m talking about have been going on since the beginning of Season One. (more…)

George Lucas Takes Swipe at Major Studio Thinking Without Irony

- 10-21-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When George Lucas made the original Star Wars in 1976, he had the support of a couple of producers at Twentieth Century Fox, but everyone else thought it was stupid and doomed to failure. One might call Lucas a visionary for knowing where the audience was, and what would appeal, and that was proven again when Lucas went on to create Raiders of the Lost Ark with Steven Spielberg four years later. (Of course, Howard the Duck and The Radioland Murders might be a sign that Lucas’ insight is far from universal. And the less said about Episodes 1, 2, and 3 Well, you know.) But now with the oodles of free time he has from selling his company to a massive multimedia conglomerate, Lucas is striking out anew against the studio systems and its lack of risk-taking. (more…)