Anime Weekend Atlanta Cosplay Gallery Part Two

- 09-30-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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There was a ton of cosplay going on throughout the 20th anniversary of Anime Weekend Atlanta‘s weekend long celebration. It wasn’t just obscure anime characters that only the anime aficionado would know, there was just about every nerdy franchise represented by at least one person if not more. If you want to know more about the convention check out yesterday’s AWA convention wrap up. (more…)

Ben Affleck’s Kids Couldn’t Care Less About Batfleck

- 09-30-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice the Internet went balls to the walls bananas. There was virtual pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth that almost jumped right off the computer screen. Funny thing is, rather than being excited that their dad is going to be the frackin’ Batman, Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S1E2 – “Selina Kyle”

- 09-30-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Gotham‘s pilot began with the genesis of every version of the Batman backstory: The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne–Bruce’s parents. As the killing was investigated, we were introduced to the series’ main characters (check out Brandon Marcus‘ superlative review of the Gotham Pilot if you need a refresher).

Episode 2 of the show’s freshman season is entitled, “Selina Kyle”, and–as one would expect–offers further insight into the girl who would be Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). Ms. Kyle didn’t have much to do in the Pilot save for perching on statues and fire escapes–watching the goings on in Gotham almost as though she too was a member of the show’s audience. (more…)

Statistician Uses Math To Predict Who Dies In ‘Game of Thrones’

- 09-29-14Books, Cool Stuff, TV Posted by Leo Johnson

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Game of Thrones has long made fans understand that no character is safe. George R. R. Martin seemingly kills any character which he sees, doing away with what’s expected and instead putting the characters through a meat grinder as we make our way to the eventual conclusion of the tale. There’s always lots of speculation about who’ll make it to end of each book and even who’ll still be alive by the time we see the end of book 7. It’s all just been theories on internet message boards with nothing to back it up beyond obscure clues and references within the various books themselves. (more…)

Anime Weekend Atlanta Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

- 09-29-14Books, Cartoons, Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Anime Weekend Atlanta had its 20th anniversary last weekend with a weekend long celebration of everything Anime. There were panels, terrific cosplay, great anime voice acting and musical guests (There was practically a concert going on somewhere in the convention just about all the time), a huge Dealers Room with an equally large Artists Alley, special event sites like the Imperial Maid Cafe, numerous video rooms with Anime streaming, and an impressive, free to read, Manga Library that was open 24/7 during the convention. It was a fun weekend and you can check out the highlights of the convention after the jump! (more…)

‘Tusk’ Success Means ‘Clerks 3′ Money for Kevin Smith

- 09-29-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Kevin Smith came to the attention of fans everywhere 20 years ago with Clerks, a movie he made for a fistful of credit cards and shot in black and white at the convenience store he worked at. Money is no object for Smith, but you still need the cash to make a movie, even a low budget one, and earlier this year, Smith’s normal benefactors at the Weinstein Company took a pass on a third edition of Clerks. So will we ever find out what happened to Randall and Dante following the end of Clerks II when they bought the Quick Stop? Well, things are looking up Clerks fans because Smith is bragging now that financing for Clerks III has been secured, and it’s all thanks to Smith’s last effort, a movie about a man that turns a hapless victim into a walrus. Oh yeah, spoiler alert! (more…)

It’s The Comics Debut Of Lady Thor! But Just Call Her ‘Thor.’ Yeah It Sounds Weird But…

- 09-29-14Comics Posted by Aspry Jones

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After the traumatic events of the ‘Original Sin’ storyline, Male Thor has been rejected by his “best friend” and is having a hard time dealing. He is distraught in the face of forced failure, but somebody has to be a Thor because the power of Thor is Asgard’s greatest weapon. The god’s prized possession Mjolnir sits stubbornly on the surface of the Moon while Male Thor struggles to budge it with everything he’s got. And he gets zero sympathy from his father Odin, who just berates him for being tricked by dark magic. Dumbfounded at not being able to lift the mighty hammer himself, Odin decrees that there simply must be a Thor. Male or female, Thor’s gotta happen. And on the day when the chosen men were deemed unworthy, there came a lady to take up the mantle. (more…)

The Rundown Of Characters For The ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Seem Very Familiar

- 09-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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We know that a companion series to ‘The Walking Dead’ has been ordered and is in development. We also know that it’s moving along gradually because with its 2015 release, there’s just no hurry. With TWD season 5 just around the corner, we’re all gonna be getting our zombie fixes soon enough anyway. Thankfully, the new show will take place in a completely different part of America. It might even be a prequel to the current project. We kinda knew that too. What we didn’t know before was that the tentative characters in the show have been blueprinted and announced. And some of them look like the old characters. (more…)