Friday, June 24, 2016

Moviegoers Become Ghostbusters During BET Awards

This Sunday, June 26, beginning at 8PM / 7PM central on BET, during the BET Awards (check local listings), movie fans watching the show will have the chance to become Ghostbusters themselves.

When the specially tagged Ghostbusters TV spot airs during the broadcast, anyone watching the show can Shazam the spot using their Shazam app and bust Slimer, as the famous ghost is captured from the TV onto users' smart phones.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Ghostbusters 2016 Theme Song Drops ...Thousands Injured ...6 Believed Dead

If there is one thing the previews, clips and trailers for the Ghostbusters 2016 remake have done well, it's to assure us this movie is NOT for fans of the classic film. If you guys like it too, that's great, but this is a Paul Feig movie through and through, complete with jokes about lady cracks, slapstick violence and people yelling whenever possible. It stands to reason the new theme song would be produced in the spirit of this beat-for-beat re-imagining, containing all the originality and excitement of Crystal Pepsi. The true crime of it all is the song "features" Missy Elliot, who, in my opinion and without glossing over the vernacular, would have torn that shit up. They did not put it in her able hands. Instead... we get Fall Out Boy. ...yea. It's like announcing Shakira is redoing the Flash Gordon theme song. It's like announcing the Singles soundtrack will be re-imagined by country music's biggest stars. It's like announcing Mad Max is such a sexy film, only the Pussycat Dolls can score the soundtrack. It's like proclaiming The Hobbit was a flop because it failed to connect with Millennials, so the Silmarillion will include a score by Cobra Starship of Snakes on a Plane fame. I've got loads more jokes but fuck's the song...

E3 2016: Sony Delivers A Mighty Backhand with Zombies, Giant Monsters, Rampaging Robots & More

By Justin DePaul

Just as E3 remains ever the premiere convention for showing off the latest and most innovative video games the world will eagerly await, it is also the prime location for the titans of hardware to step up and prove to the gaming community why we should sink our heard earned dollars into their platform. This year, Sony took the stage and practically dared anyone to challenge them.

Sony's conference at E3 2016 was a well paced and console/exclusive-heavy showing. Starting the show off with a full orchestral overture lead by Bear McCready, they lead right into the first demo which surprised us with an older, bearded and much less screamy Kratos teaching his son to hunt and de-horn the occasional flaming rock carrying creature that crosses their path. This new installment of the God of War series will take on the original PS2 game's name, simply being called God of War, but appears to offer an open world setting that flows more fluidly then its predecessors and will allow the player to explore and discover different regions of the map as you progress. A release is set for December of 2017.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Eye Candy: Mondo's Iron Giant

In the world of high end collectibles with your Hot Toys 12 inch figures and their freaky, posable eyeballs and your quarter scale Sideshow statues that look like they might come after you nightly between the hours of 2am and 4am... Mondo is proving you can bestow plastic with the magic power..of love. It's only with extreme love for the source material that we got a 16 inch tall Iron Giant action figure with 30 points of articulation (his freakin fingers are jointed!!), a light up head, alternate "war mode" head and gun arm and a button to push which makes the little guy bellow quotes from the movie. "Hooogarth...youuu stay...I goooo" ..oh man...crushed. Here's the promo...

Dynamite Entertainment's The Art of Atari Deluxe Edition

Art books seem to be on the rise again as publishers cash in on a geeky public's frenzied nostalgia with weighty tomes and equally weighty price tags. Subjects have run the gamete, hitting all corners of our pop culture universe...which makes it doubly odd we've not had a show stopping tribute to Atari before! Dynamite Entertainment (most known for comics conveying the adventures of Red Sonja and Ash of the Evil Dead) seeks to rectify that great injustice with the Art of Atari.

ART OF ATARI represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, a whopping 350+ pages that provides insightful history and high-resolution scanned artwork culled from hundreds of production/concept illustrations, photographs, video game packaging, and groundbreaking advertisements from the height of Atari's innovation and popularity.

Monday, June 20, 2016

HBO's Westworld Teaser Trailer

Scared, automatons huddled together in the dark. Forget them. The self aware computer system that decides humanity is the only enemy. Leave it behind. In HBO's Westworld, you reach out to grasp an alternate reality where you are hero, conqueror, lover... but dreams don't always end happily. Chaos yearns to be born. Blood will flow.

Westworld looks to be a TV series with a cast that won't be ignored and a story that will linger in the back of your mind for weeks after watching. Those who like their scifi with a healthy splash of creeping dread...this one's for you!

Friday, June 17, 2016

E3 2016: Dishonored 2 Promises To Chill The Soul

by Justin DePaul

In what seemed to be one of the few actual gameplay demos shown at Bethesda's E3 presentation, Arkane Studios' Dishonored 2 was showcased, said to be arriving in stores on November 11th of this year. The sequel to the 2012 stealth/action game Dishonored puts us back with Royal Protector Corvo Attano in the city of Dunwall, but branches out with a new character Emperess Emily Kaldwin in the city of Karnaca, allowing for expanded and varied gameplay styles and a much larger world.

SDCC 2016 Exclusives: Mattel's 2nd Round with Suicide Squad, Thundercats, Hot Wheels & More

In one month, we'll be neck deep in the biggest gathering of geeks the world has to offer at San Diego Comic-Con 2016! In the lead up to the show, many a company will be taunting you with exclusive items threatening to tear your bank account asunder. Mattel is one such company who was not satisfied with one helping of exclusives. OH NO! Today we take a look at a second round of exclusive collectibles from the worlds of DC and Marvel Comics, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe Minecraft, Star Trek and HALO! Grasp your wallet tightly and dive in...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pete's Dragon: Elliot the Dragon Revealed

Make sure your heart strings are firmly attached....they are about to get tugged like nobody's business...

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

Rob Zombie's 31 Gets a Trailer

Rob Zombie's films are gritty, stark, often comical amid the chaos and above all else, they are MEAN. We've been hearing about many projects cooking in his camp for some time now, but it seems "31" is just about ready to be born on screens across the planet. Get ready for a wild wide...

From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound.  At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31.  For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.