TOY REVIEW: Tony Stark With Arc Reactor Creation Accessories By Hot Toys

- 02-27-15Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Philip Mauch

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It’s not very often that an actor embodies the spirit of the character that he’s playing so well, that it becomes hard to picture that actor as anyone else later. Since Iron Man, we’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. play a journalist, an Australian actor who plays a black soldier, a father-to-be trying to cross the country in time to see the birth of his child, he’s even played Sherlock Holmes but, whether he’s up on the big screen, or on TV getting interviewed on Late Night, sans the arc reactor, RDJ is still, and always will be, Tony Stark.

Downey has always been one of Hollywood’s good-looking bad boys. He’s got the looks, the money, the swag, the “Do whatever I want now, and apologize later, I don’t give a f#*k attitude,” as well as the charm to get away with it all. Who is more Tony Stark than that? Nobody. Not even Tony Stark, go figure that out.

Most superheroes have boring alter-egos. They try to blend into society, as to not have their true identity revealed. Clark Kent is a ho-hum reporter for the Daily Planet. Bruce Wayne is rich, but he’s a drag, and his only friend is his butler. However, Tony Stark’s ego has no f**ks to give. Even without the suit, he’s still a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and he wants you to know it, dammit!

And, that’s why Hot Toys actually got away with making a Tony Stark figure. Minus the suit, he’s still cool as hell. He builds arc reactors, sleeps with super hot women, and even invents new elements. That’s right, he comes with no high-tech suits, no weapons, not even a power glove. Hot Toys made a 1/6th replica of the alter-ego of a superhero, which comes with some lab equipment. And it’s super cool!

Thankfully, Sideshow Collectibles has graciously sent us one of the figures, so that you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s check it out!

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Green/Black/Pink Power Rangers Respond To Fan Film While Saban Has ‘Power/Ranger’ Removed From Vimeo & YouTube

- 02-27-15Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Unless you’re Amish, live in a cave without WiFi, or were lost at sea the last couple of days, you might have an acceptable reason for not watching the Power Rangers fan film Power/Ranger that swept the Internet earlier this week. The darker, highly polished, and much more mature look at the Power Rangers had many folks clamoring for more. Of course everyone wanted to know what the original Power Rangers thought about the fan film, and three have made comments or posts. More importantly, Saban, holder of the Power Ranger rights have taken a dim view of this particular Power Rangers fan film and turned all their legal might toward removing the film first from Vimeo (The NSFW boobie version), and then, (The totally safe for anywhere version) from YouTube. What might this mean for Fan film’s in general? (more…)

Karen, Kingpin, Foggy, and Fire! Check out New ‘Daredevil’ Pics

- 02-26-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In a little over a month, Marvel Studios will begin the next phase of its global multimedia dominance by launching the first of five Netflix series, this one about Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante with super-powered senses, Daredevil promises to be unlike any Marvel movie or series seen so far, a grim and gritty urban tale of dark heroes and darker villains. In a batch of new images from the show just released, we get our first official look at many of the other many characters, and in the accompanying interview, the show’s bosses discuss where Ol’ Horn Head, that is if he does take on a horn-headed helmet at some point, will find his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spot & Hulk Character Poster

- 02-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel is releasing a series of character posters this week, yesterday there was the new movie poster featuring all the Avengers as well as the Tony Stark’s Iron Man character poster that RDJ posted. Today we’ve got the new Hulk Character Poster and a new TV spot for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

New ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Production Still – But Is It Outrageous?

- 02-26-15Cartoons, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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John M. Chu‘s Jem and the Holograms live action movie hits theaters this October and the first grainy, blurry, production still has hit the Internet. Where does this new image fall on the Outrageousness Scale? (more…)

New ‘Fantastic Four’ Pics and New Details From Director Trank

- 02-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you’ve been absolutely anxious about getting another taste of the upcoming new and improved Fantastic Four, let us wet your whistle is four new character-based images, and a new interview with the director. Try to hold back your excitement. Fan interest about this new FF hasn’t seen the fever pitch that’s greeted other comic book-based movie projects lately, even by Rise of the Silver Surfer standards, but the revelation of the trailer last month at least promised a movie with a strong sense of style. Granted that style was lifted wholesale from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but it’s style just the same. After such a long wait for any hint about what the film might look like, the trailer was certainly provocative. The below character photos though, not so much. (more…)

Sigourney Weaver Back As Ripley In Blomkamp’s Untitled ‘Alien’ Movie That Ignores ‘Alien 3 & 4′

- 02-26-15Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Now that Neil Blomkamp‘s concept art has sparked a new feature film in the Aliens franchise we’re getting new details about the as yet untitled project. While making some publicity rounds for Blomkamp’s newest film to hit the big screen Chappie, Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver have some interesting things to say about the new Alien movie. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S3E15 – “Nanda Parbat”

- 02-26-15Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Sometimes, you should leave the hype alone. For the last week and a bit we’ve been promised that this week’s episode of Arrow, the last before a month-long break, was going to huge. Not just huge, but HUGE! I believe there was also a twist promised. Alas, like a lot of season three thus far, “Nanda Parbat” seemed a messy collage of the various storylines this year, and where they are all going is not so much a complicated question, as a swampy haze that leaves you lost and confused. Nearly two-thirds of the way through the season it feels like the writers have lost track of where they’re going, and that ending “twist” doesn’t lend a whole lot of confidence. (more…)