Friday, March 27, 2015

Ryan Reynolds Lounges In The Deadpool Movie Costume



REVEALS! These days, a studio is lucky enough to drop a reveal with some sort of fanfare before a crazed fan or newshound spoils it with onset pics or leaked imagery. The Thing from the new Fantastic Four movie was just shown, for the first time, in a grainy pic from some dude standing in front of a giant poster. NOT the way you want that to get out there, and the overwhelming negative reaction is proof. Then there's Ryan Reynolds who just Tweeted this image of, presumably, himself, in full Deadpool gear, lounging on a bear skin rug in front of a fireplace. THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE. ...And could it be any more perfect? No..the answer is no it could not. This was a rhetorical question.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An Open Letter To Toys R Us About Loss Prevention

Originally Posted to LinkedIn

To the non-collector and random viewer with no time to waste, the above collection of figures in the new Toys R Us 3 figure pack seems like a safe bet, though an odd grouping if you know even the tiniest bit about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While The X-Men's Cyclops, The Punisher and The Avenger's Black Widow are all "movie stars" in their own right (and therefore characters that make retailers happy), putting them together in a set is an odd move for a manufacturing giant like Hasbro. Hasbro would agree, as this isn't the lineup for this set at all. 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches Infinite Crisis

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the official launch of Infinite Crisis, a bold new entrant into the wildly popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game genre. Infinite Crisis delivers a heart-pounding competitive experience with innovative new mechanics including the unique 2-lane Coast City map featuring the powerful Doomsday Device, destructible environments and Stolen Powers. Beginning today, players can download Infinite Crisis for free on Steam by visiting http://www.infinitecrisis.com/steam.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pacific Rim & Trick 'r Treat Top Legendary's New Comic Offerings

Legendary Comics announces exciting new titles to arrive in the Fall.

Guillermo del Toro promised more adventures from the world of Pacific Rim - and he has delivered. Legendary is taking fans back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, the official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro, featuring a story from Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham. A continuation of the bestselling graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, the new Pacific Rim comic series will feature Jaegers never before seen in combat, squaring off against all-new Kaiju creatures.

Legendary is also proud to launch two original titles. First is the riveting espionage thriller Black Bag, starring Legendary Comics' first female action hero. This gripping series about a suburban wife-turned-covert government assassin comes from writer Chris Roberson, creator of the breakout comic iZombie (recently adapted into a network TV series), and features art from fast-rising talent JB Bastos, known for his standout work on Night Trap.

Super Heroes Become Deconstructive/Constructive at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

Superheroes in Gotham! Wonder Woman, Thor, Hulk, Batman, Superman and more stand tall at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery which presents Jason Dussault's "Deconstructive/Constructive" art exhibition on view from March 20 – April 8, 2015 at 527 West 23rd Street in New York City. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition lithographs will benefit Free Arts NYC, a local organization providing underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.

Dussault is a Vancouver and New York based artist whose practice focuses on combining traditional forms of mosaic with pop-culture characters from his childhood and the present. The works presented recall the power of childhood memories through iconic characters that resonate with human nature’s desire to retain an inner youth. Playful in nature yet anchored to the stringent values of adulthood, Dussault seeks to remind the viewer of a fragility that ultimately leads to self-awareness. This is the artist’s debut solo exhibition in New York. Dussault explains, “Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access to art I had was comic books. I would spend hours trying to redraw these characters.  Deconstructive/Constructive is my tribute to comic book art, my first love and inspiration.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Super Troopers 2 Funding on Indiegogo

As the website says...the time...is Meow. Is there a week that goes by where one of our friends doesn't replace now with meow? No. There is not. Is there any doubt in my mind that the Broken Lizard crew will fully fund Super Troopers 2 and have enough to make an epic potato salad for all the world to share? No. There is not.

I'll let the crew brief you on this one...

Several moons ago, we made a little indie movie called Super Troopers, which we debuted at Sundance in 2001. We’re proud of how it turned out and apparently it struck a chord with many of you out there because almost daily we get asked “Who wants a mustache ride?” ("Who doesn’t?") or “Did you chug real maple syrup?” ("Yes, and we will never, ever, ever do it again.") or “How is the view from sugar heaven?” ("Sweet.") But more than anything else, we get asked: "When are you going to get off your asses and make Super Troopers 2?" Well, guess what chickenfuckers? We finally have an answer. 

Ladies and Gentlemen...The X-Files Returns

After 13 years of 'Believing" ...and hoping..and praying...and legions of folks writing some really crazy sexually charged fan fiction, THE X-FILES RETURNS!!! Entertainment Weekly broke the word that The X-Files is returning with Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) in tow for a 6 episode mini-series..sometime...in the future. Shooting starts this Summer. 

IDW has been cranking out a wildly popular comic book series for some time now, thrusting the supernatural mystery hunting FBI agents we know and love back into the spotlight. Gillian Anderson has even hit the floor of San Diego Comic-Con to greet fans and assure us she is still..100%..completely awesome (and still hot). With the success of Fox's 24 mini-series and genre subjects dominating the television landscape, there is no better time to bring back a series that probably influenced much of what we love to watch today.

Ray Stevenson Joins Black Sails as BLACKBEARD

Starz announced today the casting of Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” Divergent), as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ also known as ‘Edward Teach,’ on the Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails.” One of the most notorious pirates to have ever lived, ‘Edward Teach’ (‘Blackbeard’) returns to settle some unfinished business, but a great deal has changed during his absence, and he will have to disrupt cemented alliances and challenge new ones to achieve the impossible.

Starz also released a new behind-the-scenes ‘first look’ at season three which is currently in production in South Africa.  The teaser will air on STARZ following the season two finale and includes a peek at the dreaded marauder ‘Blackbeard.’ The season two finale will air on Saturday, March 28th at 9 pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.

Taco Bell's "Routine Republic" Short Reveals the McDonald's Breakfast Dictatorship

A good 80% of young adult action films involve some sort of bleak future where humans oppress each other with the usual elements in place including entire towns reduced to rubble, ground under the boot of their oppressors and ragtag freedom fighters drenched in shades of blue dodging enemy eyes while running past oddball propaganda posters and video reminiscent of World War 2 campaigns. Taco Bell watches all the films we do, and they have a message of rebellion all their own. Break the shackles of your breakfast mediocrity and embrace a new dawn of tasty freedom!! Down with the clown!! Run for the border!! ...or something along those lines. 

Our Top Picks for The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

It's CONVENTION SEASON!! ..and FILM FEST SEASON!!  ...and calling it a season is sort of ridiculous, as, these days, the "season" doesn't end til November. As we prepare to dive head first into the eclectic film schedule of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, we take a few moments to go over the films we are most interested in so you can glue them firmly onto your radar and keep watch for some sort of release. Here's the (potentially) good stuff...