New York City
In 2015, Zach Neil and Brian Link opened a bar in New York based on the filmography of Will Ferrell. From day one, ‘Stay Classy New York‘ was a quirky place that, many may assume, would come to depend on its Tuesday free pizza parties and Sunday boozy brunches to keep a continuous crowd coming in after the novetly wore off. But the Friday night Anchorman parties and the Smelly Pirate Hooker cocktail have proved quite consistently popular. (more…)
In the spirit of foreshadowing famous events with tales of history, ‘Gotham’ is a series that aims to tell new stories with old characters. Before Bruce Wayne was Batman, his stomping grounds preceded them both. And with our familiar hero in short pants, the tales yet to come have their work cut out for them. Can this show possibly be as compelling as the as the future spawned from its depiction? Absolutely not. Batman is awesome for a dozen reasons and this series will never catch that shooting star. We all know that and accept it and may enjoy the show thanks to the magic of lowered expectations. With that, Fox continues to beguile us with surprisingly effective trailers. The newest comes to us in the form of a preview for fans in the United Kingdom. Clickity click, you magnificent bat-stards! (more…)
Got any summer plans? How about a trip to exciting New York City where along with any number of tourist attractions, you can now walk the halls of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, or Tony Stark’s workshop. It’s a new exhibit at the Discovery Center in Times Square called Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and it collects sets, props, costumes and other bric-à-brac from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as some interesting scientific facts that takes you into the mechanics of super-powers. Also, it’s awesome! (more…)
(ABOVE: Disney CEO Bob Iger, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo & Marvel CCO Joe Quesada)
In an unprecedented move, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a multi-million dollar incentive program designed specifically to convince Marvel to film their 5 new Netflix series in New York City. As it’s rare for a show or even a movie to have the cash or resources to actually film in New York–and seeing as how that’s where all 5 shows are set anyway, Marvel accepted.
Thousands of people gather in New York City’s Time Square every year for the New Year’s celebrations every December 31, but joining Ryan Seacrest and a cavalcade of celebrity entertainers at the “crossroads of the world” this year is a very special guest in the form of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He’s not there to celebrate though, Spidey will be there to do some promotion for his upcoming new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (more…)
It seemed like it was never going to open in the first place. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the big, Broadway musical adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero, began production in 2007 and burned through millions of dollars, saw several changes in cast and production staff and had more than a couple of on-stage injuries, all before preview performances had even begun. Still, Turn Off the Dark has managed to eek out a place for itself on the Great White Way, at least it will until this coming January. (more…)
From the “What the Hell?” file comes this photo from the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in New York City. It’s actress, comedienne and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg seemingly being film in some kind of acting performance in the new comic book adaptation about the other Fab Four. But who is she playing, and who does her hair?
The truth is, we don’t know. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if Whoopi was playing Baxter Stockman. We’ve got Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter and William Fichtner as maybe Shredder, so who’s Whoopi playing? Is it cameo or a role of major or minor veracity? Again, no idea.
So what have producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have in store? Your guess is as good as there’s.
More news as it develops.
BBC America just announced they’ll be hosting the premiere screening of Doctor Who‘s Series 7 opener, “Asylum of the Daleks” Saturday, August 25th in New York City. But…but…butbutbutbut – WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN OR NEAR MANHATTAN, BBC AMERICA?!? When do the rest of us get to see it? Believe it or not there’ still no official air date for new Doctor Who, because the universe hates us, but I’m gonna bet it’ll be September 1st if they’re holding the premiere screening on the 25th. We’ll update when we finally get official word on this.
Anyway, for those who’d like a chance to see “Asylum of the Daleks” first and getting to NYC on 25th isn’t a hassle, here’s what you need to know:
BBC AMERICA is proud to present the U.S. premiere screening of the new season of Doctor Who Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 6 pm in New York City. The screening will be immediately followed by a live Q&A with stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and executive producer Caroline Skinner.
Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see ‘Asylum of the Daleks,’the season premiere of the all-new series, before the premiere on BBC AMERICA’S Supernatural Saturday, coming this Fall.
Tickets cost 11¢ (with a $1 surcharge) in honor of the Eleventh Doctor.
We will announce the venue and ticket information tomorrow. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW Thursday, August 16 and will be made available exclusively through a link shared by the @BBCAmerica Twitter handle. Tickets will sell out fast so follow @BBCAmerica to be informed of the link as soon as it goes live!
Be sure you’re following @BBCAmerica for your chance, at $1.11 a pop these tickets will be gone before you can say Raxacoricofallapatorius!
UPDATED! Hypable is reporting that the BBC have confirmed the Series 7 premiere of Doctor Who for Septemeber 1st. I’ll now just call it saying Doctor Who will return to TV screens in the U.S. on the same day at 9pm EST. And if you’re doubting me, just take a glance at this HUGE, hour long whole in BBC America’s programming schedule for that evening. Just after a marathon of Series 6, how convenient.
Pub crawls are an awesome way to spend an entire evening going from bar to bar enjoying drinks with friends who hopefully all have legal ID. Yet, there’s something missing — the feeling of drinking like it’s the end of the world as you know it and that zombies have arrived to eat whatever brain cells are left.
Now in it’s sixth year, the NYC Zombie Crawl — much like a zombie pandemic — has grown in popularity, but in the beginning it wasn’t as big as it is now. “I saw this going on in all the cities… but I never really saw an organized event like this in New York.” said New York city local Doug Sakmann, who decided to combine the fun of a zombie walk with the excitement of drinking alcohol from bar to bar with the event that returns this Sunday to the streets of Brooklyn.
“I also have a lot of friends who do special effects and are into zombies.” Doug said in an interview with NerdBastards, “So we just kind of put it together as a one off kind of event.” That one time event is now expected to attract somewhere in the neighborhood of 1000 un-dead walkers at the upcoming zombie crawl. 1,000 people all gored up in makeup that can be DIY or provided by the organizers for a nominal fee. “Every year we have 2 – 2 1/2 hours with 15 to 20 make up artists spreading the love of zombies” explains Sakmann.
The event, which includes after-hour activaties, will feature drinking specials at both the Trash Bar (256 Grand Street)and Grand Victory (245 Grand St) with a live performance from Misfits cover band Skeletal Life at 5pm. Also included: live music from Bikini Carwash, at 9pm and Fucking Bullshit (no joke, that’s the actual band name) at 9:45pm. Along with an exclusive preview of Capcom’s upcoming sequel to the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 6! There will also be Zombie go-go dancers, undead comedians and plenty of other gory fun to be announced later on through the NYC Zombie Crawl homepage.
Yet with such a number of people portraying undead fleash eaters, are people not creeped out by seeing a massive horde of people coming towards them? Some of which are covered in extensively gory make-up work, going from place to place?
“I haven’t personally seen any negative reactions, really the worst we usually get is just “don’t touch me”…The police just let us do our thing, we’re very respectful of people’s property, we’re not destroying anything, it’s just zombies shambling down the street…it’s really a zombie love event.
And while some of the walk will be an all ages affair to bring the little undead children to there’s be parts for the more adventurous traveler as well and plenty of opportunities to find zombie love (or hot un-dead sex) after an amazing night of fun (safe) drinking. So if your able to come out and be a part of the festivities or just want more information on all the events, be sure to check out the NYC Zombie Crawl hompage for more information.
Interview conducted by Jason Tabrys
If ya didn’t already know Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and the rest of the Doctor Who crew are in New York City right now filming. In these exclusive images snapped by Katya Ivask and Theodore Stepanoff for io9 you can see the Doctor enjoying a picnic in Central Park with Mr. and Mrs. Companion. Is this one of last happy moments the three will spend together? Season seven marks the end for The Ponds’ travels with the Doctor and it’s been rumored to be extremely final for one of them. Oh, and heartbreaking, can’t even count how many times Steven Moffat‘s reminded us of that.
These photos are heartwarming but make me all the more depressed when I think of saying goodbye to Amy and Rory. I say, eff the haters, these two are my favorite Doctor Who companions and they’ll be deeply missed.