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Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)

With just over a month to go before the release of The Dark Knight Rises, we’re getting some new compelling details on the main antagonists of the movie: Bane and Catwoman. The recently released Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook hardcover includes bios for the characters, which offer some spoilery clues to their motivation in the film. Read below, if you dare:

Bane: Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He’s never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows.
Selina Kyle: Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She’s cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham’s wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks.

The reference to the League of Shadows in Bane’s profile is interesting. It certainly adds credence to a reprise from Ra’s al Ghul in the film if maybe Bane is out there trying to make his own. Will Ra’s, or maybe daughter Talia, be able to stay away if Bane’s leading his own perverted version of the League? And how does Catwoman’s path cross with Bane? That’s still a question that isn’t answered here.

Damn you Nolan!

The Dark Knight Rises is out in theaters July 20.

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The website Dorkly.com, which specializes in video game related comedy, has posted a set of seven images that show just how awesome our lives could be if only the characters in our favorite video games actually existed.

Would we still have to worry about the economy? Not if the Mario Brothers were in town.
What about Osama bin Laden? He’d be caught quickly with bounty hunters aplenty at our disposal.

The art was done by Caldwell Tanner, and all the pictures are extremely well done and quite creative. Can you name all the characters and video game titles represented in each of the pictures?

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“Lost” has been a phenomenon since its first airing in 2004. But what happens when you combine it with the longest-running American sitcom, “The Simpsons?” Some guy in Canada shows us with yummy sketch-and-Photoshop goodness.

Dean (who apparently, like Cher, shuns a last name), owner of the Springfield Punx blog, had created  a number of Simpsonized “Lost” characters since May of last year. Beginning with Hurley, Dean created a new image each day for about a week. Then he did it again in the fall.

Why is all of this timely now? Because another guy named Adam Reynolds (who doesn’t have a blog, from what I can tell) put together a computer wallpaper that includes all of Dean’s Simpsonized “Lost” characters. Below, check out a few of Dean’s individual characters as well as Adam’s wallpaper composite.

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Details about Warren Spector’s new Wii game, Epic Mickey, have been slipped from a close source of Disney to Eurogamer. Epic Mickey takes place in a world were “forgotten” Disney characters (the enemies of the world) and Disney creations are re-created. Oswald the Rabbit has returned from the vaults to take revenge on Mickey (who was actually created after Oswald.) Oswald releases The Phantom Blot to challenge Mickey in his quest buy spreading black ink all over the world. With the help of his tools; paintbrush, pencil, eraser, and other artist materials, Mickey must “draw” his way through the worlds and levels in order to restore the peace and color. Epic Mickey is a game about thinking and artistry. And Mickey will be getting some sort of “retro” makeover.

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Check out some possible concepts/images…

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