Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Netflix Drops a Death Note Teaser Trailer

Netflix Death Note American Teaser Trailer
Life in the age of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings! Is it wonderful...or a living hell. I guess it depends on your perspective. For me, even if a rekindling of my geek loves via some studio's revamping of a favorite property gives me a 50/50 shot at some new media i'll love and with it, maybe NEW TOYS!!! It always comes back to toys. Most of you will still be on the fence even after watching the teaser for Netflix's Americanized Death Note, but hey...they could surprise you! They've certainly got the right crew at the wheel.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Cherry Picked Selections from the Tribeca Film Festival

It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival! This jewel in the crown of New York cinema is something we look forward to every yer along with its diverse lineup of films that seem to be captured by everything from an iPhone to a high end, high definition RED camera. Where else can you watch a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger facing a zombie apocalypse, another about military drone combat and another about a wrestler who dressed like a banana...all in the same day?! Let's dive into the prime cuts for those of geeky minds from this year's film festival lineup...

Friday, March 17, 2017

New York Comic Con Eliminating Multi-Day Passes

As the east end of the nation begins to thaw out from the last gasp of a very schizophrenic Winter, thoughts turn to the massive conventions lining up for every geek's dollar. New York Comic Con sent out an announcement today expressing that, while that are not ready to fire that starter pistol on ticket sales just yet, they are laying out some new guidelines that may impact a visitor's participation, especially if you were planning on flying in for the whole event.

The blinky email starts with the basics:

- Fan Verification will once again be in play. Anyone who did not register last year will need to get on that. If you registered last year, you are still in the system. The NYCC website explains the Fan Verification process thusly-

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Venom Movie Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Shock and awe!! Perhaps backed by expectations of the re-invigoration of the Spider-Man movie franchise due in no small part to the character's "Homecoming" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony (Columbia) has decided to grab an October 5th, 2018 release date previously occupied by Warner Bros. Aquaman (now bumped to December, 2018, for whatever reason) for VENOM! This info, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter and tipped to us by Heidi at Comics Beat, starts with a YAY and sort of ends with a HUH?

CB reports:
It’s written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, the latter of whom wrote the pretty poorly received The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As for the Director, THR reports that there is NO one in the chair just yet.

The Original Ghost In The Shell Gets a Blu-ray Release

The groundbreaking anime film Ghost in the Shell arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with limited-edition Mondo key art in collectible Steelbook packaging from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 14, 2017. The groundbreaking anime celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Manga in 2014. Directed by legendary anime director Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.  Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.

Warner Bros. TV Group at WonderCon 2017

It may still be freezing cold and snowy on the east coast, but it doesn't mean we aren't preparing for the onslaught of major conventions coming our way once the frozen tundra melts! Warner Bros sends word on their WonderCon 2017 activities involving their stellar lineup of TV shows, including cartoons for those of us who can't handle reality anymore. ...there's a lot of us.

Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

X-Men Blue and Gold Comics Remastered for Optimum Flashbacks with Jim Lee Covers

HOLY FLASHBACK, BATMAN!! Actually..is it bad luck to start off a Marvel Comics article with a DC Comics reference? Do I have to go outside and spin three times while throwing salt over my right shoulder? Damnit..hang on. OK we're back. This April, ResurrXion is taking the X-Men to new heights as the eagerly anticipated X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 are set to take the comics world by storm. As the Children of the Atom charge forward into the future, we’re celebrating by looking back at one of the X-Men’s most renowned artists. Commemorate the historic launch of X-MEN BLUE #1 and X-MEN GOLD #1 with two variant covers by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee!

“Few artists are as synonymous with the X-Men, and specifically the Blue and Gold era of the X-Men quite like Jim Lee,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing David Gabriel. “We wanted to do something extra special to commemorate these two new titles, and we’re excited to bring Jim’s unique vision of Marvel’s merry mutants back to the fans for these two remastered variant covers!”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Disney-Pixar's Coco Teaser Drops

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

VIZ Releasing Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel March 21st

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans as it announces the upcoming home media release and the official manga edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL this spring.

Fans can experience all of the excitement and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film in the POKÉMON X·Y series in both DVD and graphic novel form. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theaters last summer.

New Obsession: Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network's Digital Stickers and Trading Cards

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced that they are working together to bring popular Cartoon Network and Adult Swim characters to Quidd, the fast-growing iOS and Android app that lets fans collect digital stickers, cards, and toys featuring their favorite characters.  Fans of Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow And Chicken, The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa can now collect numerous stickers, cards, and animated elements that depict characters from these hit TV series.