Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape

There's nothing better than family fun involving dinosaurs with a hunger for people meats!! Based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, NBCUniversal Brand Development announced today that it has teamed up with the LEGO Group for the release of the animated short LEGO® Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape.

The animated short will be released online as a 5-part series, with daily debuts on the Jurassic World and LEGO YouTube Channels. The trailer for the animated short will debut September 27; Part 1 in the series will premiere October 3, 2016. The series of five will then be combined to create a full 24-minute animated short and will be included with an exclusive 8-minute short that will be released on October 18, as part of a Jurassic World DVD bundle. LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape will be supported by a push across multiple NBCUniversal and LEGO Group digital platforms.

NYCC 2016: Dark Horse Programming Schedule & Exclusives

10 DAYS til New York Comic Con slams into the center of New York City, it's Cthulhu-like tendrils now extending out of the Javits convention center and into nearby venues to house some serious star power. While TV and Movies are absolutely becoming a more powerful beast at the east coast geekfest, COMICS are still front and center with fans able to interact with top talent in every booth on the show floor. Dark Horse writes in with their full lineup of..well...everything!!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Introducing... SNOTGIRL!

We don't write about a lot of comics here at Idle Hands...but not for lack of wanting. There are just so many hours in the day and we lack that special individual that is hardcore into comics and on top of all the latest announcements. That is the ONLY reason you will find for me missing a title called Snotgirl. Seriously. Wouldn't you think i'd be all over that??!! You'd be right. We'll fix this..right..meow.

Image Comics is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated new ongoing series SNOTGIRL by New York Times bestselling writer Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and featuring dazzling artwork by newcomer Leslie Hung (now going on it's third print...we are slow..as discussed.) First announced at Image Expo (in May) and teased in the inaugural issue of Image+ Magazine, SNOTGIRL will launch this July (which is now the past).  In SNOTGIRL #1, readers will meet Lottie Person. Lottie’s a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a seemingly perfect life—but deep-down is she really just a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series.

Friday, September 23, 2016

NYCC 2016: Warner Bros Bringing Classic Batman & Justice League Dark

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly makes its annual unveiling of the next DC Universe Original Movie exclusively for New York Comic Con fans when Justice League Dark actors and filmmakers takes the Main Stage of the Javits Center on Saturday, October 8 at 4:45pm.

The spotlight panel will include the first official film footage from the all-new animated Justice League Dark, and an enthralling discussion led actors Matt Ryan and Jason O’Mara alongside the filmmaking trio of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa.

Shin Godzilla Reviewed AKA Godzilla vs Mega Japanese Politics

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Shin Godzilla is a 2 paragraph plot brilliantly executed with a lot of first rate West Wing-worthy chit-chat, so there really is no fun way to review the film without spoilers...so...SPOILERS AHEAD

As a collective pile of Kaiju geeks...nationally or internationally, I'd say our thirst for massive monsters wreaking havoc upon a fairly helpless populace is a fickle one. Our American Godzilla re-imagining was a little light on the giant monster rampage and we let Hollywood know how we felt about that with middle fingers twirling about against a golden sunset like fields of wheat in a very patriotic Kid Rock music video. Pacific Rim should have been everything we ever wanted and yet, we didn't get to theaters in numbers adequate to re-ignite the giant monster wars. Instead, all we were left with was odd half-promises of a Godzillaverse and a trailer where Sam Jackson takes on a building sized King Kong WITH HIS BARE HANDS!! Really..it happened. Go check. (don't check) We continue to wait for a perfect world where once a year, someone cranks out a giant monster movie we can roll around in, but until that world becomes reality, WE HAVE SHIN GODZILLA!! The trailers were so-so...the monster design made people ask if this most evil-looking of monster kings could do anything with those tiny grabby hands...and being geeks, we mostly slagged the movie, doing our best to keep expectations low...but still..secretly...hoping. Friends, I am here to tell you.......this movie kicks a whole lot of ass...and it's not even trying that hard.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NYCC 2016: Lionsgate Teams John Wick & Power Rangers

With the show 2 weeks away, it's time we start making serious plans for New York Comic Con 2016! Have you seen that massive schedule??!! Too many awesome things happening at the same time than I'd care to note. Lionsgate writes in with word on the second coming of John Wick coupled with the theatrical rebirth of the Power Rangers with cast and crew for both blockbusters on hand this October to answer all questions and mash our eager geeky brains with sneak previews.

Lionsgate will host a power-packed panel that will feature the stars and filmmakers from the highly anticipated feature films John Wick: Chapter 2 and Saban’s Power Rangers during New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 8. Fans attending the hour-long panel will be treated to Q&A sessions with the cast and producers of Saban’s Power Rangers and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as exclusive, never-before-seen footage from both films. Those who cannot attend will be able to watch the panel LIVE on Twitch.

Retro-a-go-go Supersizing Your Halloween

For a lot of us, fond memories of simple plastic masks with a bit of elastic send us into fits of geeking with just a glance. These masks weren't perfect, and to be honest, most likenesses attempted of non-cartoony characters became the stuff of nightmares, only lending to their appeal. I've got an Adams Family movie Uncle Fester mask that at once delights adults and makes small children cry. Now Retro-A-Go-Go look to tap into that love by taking this simple format and punching it up to a nearly 2 foot size, suitable for sending would-be home invaders running for the hills.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dark Horse Catches Reefer Madness

Now that 3 states have legalized it for recreational use, 19 for medical use, and with legalization on the November ballot in 5, it is especially fun to relive the hysteria surrounding marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. And now you can do so in the comfort of your home with Reefer Madness from Dark Horse Books.

Like the anti-drug propaganda films of that era, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. With titles like Teenage Dope Slaves, Satan’s Cigarettes, and Hopped-Up Killer, the gulf in attitudes between today and the days of Reefer Madness could not be wider.

AVATAR: Discover Pandora Exhibition

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AVATAR: Discover Pandora, a spectacular new, state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, will make its global premiere on December 7, GES, along with Lightstorm Entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products (Fox) announced today.

In this new 12,000-square-foot entertainment and educational experience, visitors of all ages will be able to explore the scientific and wondrous discoveries found on the world of Pandora.  Presenting Pandora as a real place, AVATAR: Discover Pandora will give visitors the opportunity to interact with the exhibition through a series of exciting and engaging immersive environments that highlight Pandora’s diverse flora and fauna, exotic wildlife, and the amazing culture and mythology of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.

Bitches Get Stitches: Lily Mashes Buttons at A Video Game Con

Hi there, Lily Stitches here! I'm gonna chat about an awesome convention that's pretty dear to my heart called A Video Game Con.

AVGC is run by one of my oldest friends, Paul Solomine at the Parsippany PAL. I remember when this convention was just a thing he talked about at parties, and I'm so happy and honored I got to be a guest again in its second year!

Let's go back to Baby Lily's videogame days.... my first experience with video games was on an airplane when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I was seated next to another little girl who was flying on her own. She was playing a Sega Game Gear. She was probably older than me, but she was super nice to let me look over her shoulder at whatever game she was playing. I think I may have played some Mario games here or there before that, but this is the moment I turned to my mom and said, "I want a video game." So that Christmas, Santa brought me a Sega Genesis with Jurassic Park and Aladdin. This was before the combo pack with Sonic and generic sports game happened so I guess my parents (or "Santa") grabbed two random cool looking games off the shelf...THAT WERE HARD AS ALL HELL. But there was my love of games, blooming indefinitely from fighting random baddies in Aladdin and eating people as a Velociraptor in Jurassic Park to being 29 years old adventuring Rapture and Columbia in Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock: Infinite.