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Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world.  But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock.  And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it.  And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it.  Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.

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Scooby-Doo and KISS-Rock and Roll Mystery

San Diego Comic-Con is known for bringing out the biggest stars for the annual pop culture event.  The fan events, screenings, and signings are the backbone of the convention and each year, studios compete for audience loyalty and, more to the point, to generate revenue for upcoming projects, and attendees just lick it up. The annual “winner” of SDCC, Marvel Studios, has decided to sit this one out and it is rumored that once the studio got wind of what Warner Bros. would be bringing to the convention, Marvel realized that they could not compete with the elder studio. That’s right. For Marvel, it was even too hot in the shade for them to show up.  Whether or not the Warner Bros. Studio panel will be that amazing is yet to be seen but on the home entertainment front, WBHE just announced that they would be bringing the legendary band KISS to destroy Hall H. That’s right. You wanted the best, you got the best. (more…)

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What’s been the best part of portraying science-fiction’s most iconic time traveler, according to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith?

Adventuring throughout both the past and future? Fighting robots and aliens? Saving the universe from imminent destruction?

Try locking lips with Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays The Doctor’s current companion:

“My favourite moment? I like our kiss, that was quite fun, even though it was hell to do. We actually did a couple of different versions; there might be some outtakes.”

Granted, that may not have been the answer we expected….But frankly, I have a hard time finding fault with Smith’s taste in moments.

Many have commented on the chemistry between Smith and Coleman–here’s the good Doctor’s theory on why they make such a marvelous on-screen duo:

“We have bonded over cartoons. I constantly watch The Simpsons and an English cartoon called The Racoons and Gummi Bears.

“I was obsessed with ninja films, and the Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles. I used to love that as well.”

TV and film directors take note: If you want a couple to sizzle on camera–put them together in a trailer and make them watch cartoons and ninja movies….It can’t hurt 😉

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Yes, you read that right. Gene Simmons and Stan Lee will be in the same room- at the same time- this Tuesday as part of a special Sundance film festival event. This joining of the two biggest names in pop culture centers around the Sundance debut of Stan’s documentary, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.

For those of us that didn’t know Stan even had a documentary out, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story  will show viewers everything from Stan’s early days, the creation of some of his 500 characters, to what ‘The Man’ has been up to lately. It’s a trip down memory lane with personal insights from close family, colleagues and celebrity friends like Patrick Stewart and Paris Hilton (no comment).

Here’s the trailer:

The pairing of a rock god and comic’s grand master will have a live streamed Q&A this Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 11:45 PST. Fans interested in watching the event in real time just click on the link provided or log onto Ortsbo.com’s live and global chatting platform. The platform will close caption the entire experience from start to finish to 170 countries and 50 languages, there’s even a chance to ask your very own questions to Stan and Gene.

So, if you ever wanted the true story behind all the band members in KISS having their blood used in the ink on KISS #1 (1977) this might be the best place to find out. Personally, I am planning on asking them to arm wrestle, I’ve got 5 bucks on Lee.

Source: Live & Global, With Great Power

 

 

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Are you a parent who happens to be a nerd and is trying to teach your kids the alphabet while introducing to many things awesome about the nerd and geek culture? Well Neill Cameron has you cover as he has done something so epic that he needs to be paid for this. Really, the internet has brought us many awesome art stuff this year, but this, this really just beats them all. Neill Cameron drew letters from the alphabet and drew what ever sentence was born from that letter and us fans gets the honor to look at pure awesomeness that was produced from this. Really, take your time after the break to look and read each letter because it really is nothing but pure enjoyment. (more…)

Hail Optimus, Full of Prime!!!!!

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Holy Hell!!! These stained-glass windows, whether real or not, are incredible. Now I’m not religious in any way but if some church/temple started putting these up, I would be there in a second to worship! And if I had big enough windows in my tiny apartment, I might just have hung these things there as well. Look at these…

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