Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
I stayed up into the wee hours to crank out my Silent Hill Revelation 3D interviews and a review that sums up my major disappointment in a flurry of curse words, Bay Watch comparisons and a nod to Hellboy 2. Having loved the first movie so much, writing this review felt a bit like slaying a horde of demons that had taken residence in my brain. I just can't understand how people that claim to love the first film could make something so completely bad. It boggles the mind.
At any rate, I know a lot of you are Silent Hill fans too, so be sure to READ THE INTERVIEWS (or Part 1 of the interview series where I talk to Director Michael J. Bassett), then DIVE INTO THE REVIEW..in that order, for maximum enjoyment. It also lays out the order of my experience, so you could see how my excitement was pumped up by the director and cast....annnnd then smashed upon the rocks below later that evening. Enjoy!
UPDATE: Read all my Silent Hill Revelation interviews, up now on Dread Central!
Part 2 with Adelaide Clemens
Part 3 with Kit Harington
Quick Note: I'll be leading a Q&A with Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid at a screening of I Sell the Dead tonight in Rahway, NJ, so come join us!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
From 8bit zero to fully rendered hero, Wreck-It Ralph is set to teach kids that your lot in life does not define you as a person, and anyone can change the world if they just decide to make things happen. Of course, with great life lessons comes great MERCHANDISING!!! Disney and Thinkway toys have whipped up a plethora of fantastic plastics and adorkable plush, assuring you will be able to recreate your favorite on-screen moments and show the world which characters you want to hug n squish all day long. Ladies and fans of pastel colors will take particular notice of the awesome range of Sugar Rush figures, vehicles and dolls. I can't wait to see these characters cosplayed at the next Disney Convention!! Here's the rundown...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In Marvel's "Iron Man 3", brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Iron Man 3 continues the epic adventures of "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2", starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of "Tales of Suspense" (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man" (#1) in May of 1968.
Iron Man 3 is slated for release on May 3, 2013.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Radian6.com. SO..I officially laugh at any toy company still avoiding making those female characters into action figures, Mattel for not displaying new Monster High dolls on the show floor at New York Comic Con, Hasbro for only featuring an "artistic" display for My Little Pony at their NYCC press event..and not letting anyone know about the actual My Little Pony event happening on another night ..and, just in general, any short sighted fool not selling their geek items directly to women, who quite honestly, are willing to pay MORE for quality nerdwares than men are. Stick that in your pie chart.
Here's the eye candy...
FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA & CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC! Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget... Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series!
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 ships in January with main covers by JAB (ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Joe Quinones (The AMAZING SPIDER MAN) and Vera Brosgol (ANYA’S GHOST) as well as Ethan Riley and Frank & Becky limited edition variant covers.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Pete offers some thoughts on his re-creations...
Deadpool stormed the comic cons this year to make sure you've all heard about his new video game...and to grab some female cosplayer booty, apparently. Though the videos below may not be very informative, they sure are entertaining.
Following the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Dark Horse launched four separate series for the anticipated Buffy Season 9. Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith are direct follow-ups to Season 8, while Spike and Willow are spinoffs from those two ongoing series.
Collected here are all four #1 issues, with all-new cover art by C. L. Bradley! Coming in at 96 pages, this issue carries the low cover price of only $4.99!
Look for this at your local comic shop on January 23, 2013!
Fresh off its triumphant series premiere which was the most-watched new show debut on The CW Network in over three years and also the most-watched telecast of any kind on the network in three years, the new series Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c on The CW) struck a Gotham bulls-eye today during its first-ever appearance at New York Comic Con.
Tired of tortured Tommy Hilfiger teens being passed off as horror? Looking for a smart, rollicking throwback to the heyday of Hammer & Channel 11's Chiller Theater? Look no further...
Spend the evening in one of the oldest theaters in New Jersey with the coolest guys in modern horror!
Raconteur Ventures & UC PAC Present
An Evening with Glass Eye Pix Founder LARRY FESSENDEN, Director GLENN MCQUAID & I SELL THE DEAD! On Stage Conversation/Screening/Q&A/Meet&Greet
8 PM, Fri. Oct 26 - The Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC)
1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065 (Just three blocks from the Rahway station & only 30 min from New York Penn Station via NJ Transit’s NE Corridor Line)
All tickets: ONLY $10. For advance tix visit: http://ucpac.org/html/event_popup.cfm?id=289
For more info contact Danni Rumsey @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call (732) 499-0441
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
At this point, anyone who recognizes me at a show (all 3 of you..and I thank you) knows I do both San Diego and New York Comic Cons, so I am often asked if there are any outstanding differences between the two. I will name one glaring one. ETHNICITY!! Mirroring the many colored skins of the many different races across New York City, the show floor of New York Comic Con has a fantastic range of people from all walks of life donning costumes purely for the love of it. That's not to say SDCC doesn't draw folks from across the planet...just at NYCC, it stands out a bit more. Also extremely relevant; those old stereotypes about agro New York people go out the window and I can honestly say every damn one of you was incredibly awesome to me every second of the show. At any rate, we proudly present the first round of Costume/Cosplayer pictures from New York Comic Con 2012.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
IRON MAN 3 will now be available in 3D – previously announced 5/3/13 wide playdate is unchanged (Marvel)
THOR: THE DARK WORLD is final title of previous “Thor 2” and will now be available in 3D – previously announced 11/8/13 wide playdate is unchanged (Marvel)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is final title of previous “Captain America 2” – previously announced 4/4/14 wide playdate is unchanged (Marvel)
UPDATE: The Nuke the Fridge bootleg has been sacked. All responsible have fled the country. IGN has the goods though!
As you can see, the new film promises to be a meaner, crazier, more visceral animal. Bruce Campbell himself, when I inquired as to how violent the new film was going to be, asked me what I thought about a Nail Gun and a whooooole lot of nails? The trailer confirms an iconic possessed hand, plenty of demonic activity and even alludes to TREE RAPE!! What more could you ask for? Evil Dead promises to mirror those moments you love while presenting the entire experience in a whole new light. "Fucked Up" seems to have been the magic phrase while shooting! I can't wait for more.
Monday, October 15, 2012
It was a mere day ago that I banged out a description of the Carrie teaser trailer on my teeny, tiny cell keyboard seconds after seeing it at New York Comic Con 2012...and now, as if to say ALL YOUR GOOD WORKS WERE FOR NAUGHT!! ..Sony has released that very same teaser to Yahoo! Movies!! Bastards. CommingSoon tipped us off and now, we can show you the blazing glory that is the coming of a mentally unbalanced Chloe Moretz!! Let's watch...
Quick Tip: To see the full pics in all their glory, hit the full screen button on the bottom right.
More to come!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
arantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. To complete the stunning high definition 10-disc set, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics’ retrospective on Tarantino’s groundbreaking catalog of films and “20 Years of Filmmaking” that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.
CLICK HERE for the full specs...
and CLICK HERE to pre-order this set for 30% off!
Located in room 1B02 of the Jacob Javits Center, the exhibit will showcase Minimates, artwork and animation from throughout the line's 10-year run, from their rock-and-roll beginnings at the NYC-based Art Asylum in 2002 to their multi-brand empire with Diamond Select Toys today. It will be open during Comic-Con show hours all four days, and attendees will receive one free promo Minimate from the company archives, while supplies last. (One per person for the weekend.)
True to the original Spy Hunter released in arcades in 1983, the player once again assumes the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.
Monday, October 8, 2012
This special edition Ice Scream Man sports vintage Batman colors, a zip atone cone wrapper and domino mask sure to fool anyone. Limited to only 30 pieces made ever, each Dork Night Edition includes a special sticker too.
Brutherford will be on hand at the Clutter Booth for a signing on Friday, October 12th from 4 pm to 7 pm and on Sunday, October 14th from 12 Noon to 5 pm. In addition to the new edition, he'll have a pile of special goodies available too.
For those unable to make it to Comic Con, a very limited number of the Dork Night Edition will be made available through www.brutherford.com on Saturday, October 13th…
More images of the Ice Scream Man (Dork Night Edition) can be found right here.
1. There WILL BE a Star Wars Angry Birds App
2. They will be merchandising the hell out of it
and as an aside...
3. They sure do love Jabba and the Rancor Monster, as they have featured them in two of the game sets....but no Leia in any, unless you count Leia Bousch. Everybody knows girls don't play Angry Birds. Pish Posh. Sarcasm, ended.
FIRST UP!! Let's meet the cast of characters revealed so far!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Well that was quick! From teaser to product in what...8 hours? The reveal was set to be Monday in Times Square, but if you are Star Wars obsessed, you need it NOWWWW...so we sent our robots to storm Rovio Castle and pillage Hasbro Keep and come back with some preview images for you..because we love you. Hugs all around.
In my first article on the subject...I was a bit harsh. Now, I must admit, the designs are growing on me. Feast your trembling eyeballs on the following...
Star Wars Angry Birds Jenga Death Star - Said to feature an exclusive Chewbacca figure. (the pic to the left is not it.) I'm pretty much dying to see this thing in person. The art of the Piggy Dead Star is enough to make me want. Ohh...the wanting. Commence gimme hands.
Friday, October 5, 2012
But there will be toys...and jenga...and most likely a Star Wars edition of the game amid all the plush and T Shirts. .....maybe a game...but after the T Shirts.
The Angry Birds Tumblr says to be at the Times Square Toys R Us at 8am...or 10am..they aren't really clear on the point. I'm betting we'll be seeing some merch when we do drinks with Hasbro right before New York Comic Con 2012 next week. STAY TUNED...if not for this earth shattering announcement...then for stuff you really care about.
The project is called "Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United". ~snore~ The title just smacks of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cancellation in favor of something more kid friendly...even though they also cancelled Super Hero Squad..which was specifically for kids. ~grumble~ EW.com reports the pair of heroes will take on Zzzax, a creature of pure energy you may remember from pas Hulk comics.
First up is a little featurette on bringing the puppets of Frankenweenie to life...
Thursday, October 4, 2012
IDW are masters of the pop culture mash-up, having proved themselves with an all out war between the living dead vs the Ghostbusters, Star Trek Universe, Transformers and G.I.Joe!! Now, they seem set to launch an invasion of another sort. Those glass domed Martians are ready to pounce on Autobot and Decepticon alike as MARS ATTACKS THE TRANSFORMERS!! It's the stuff of your 5 yr old crayon drawings, no? So far, we've only got a teaser image, but we'll be sure to pester at New York Comic Con next week and bring back more info.
“I’ve been wanting to see a new Crow project from James O’Barr for a lot longer than we’ve had the Crow license,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “and what James has lined up for Skinning the Wolves and beyond is definitely delivering on those expectations.”
Set in a European concentration camp in 1945, Skinning the Wolves investigates a world where the dark harbinger of vengeance is dispatched in response to one of history’s greatest atrocities and the ultimate evil that perpetrated it.
Written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Jon Spaihts, PROMETHEUS features outstanding performances by Academy Award® winner* Charlize Theron (Monster), Golden Globe®-nominee* Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Guy Pearce (Memento), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil).
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention and plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
THE UNDEAD FESTIVAL IS ALL DAY LONG!
The Asbury Park Boardwalk will be transformed into a post-apocalyptic wonderland for the day as the Undead Festival takes over the entire Boardwalk, including the Casino and Grand Arcade! We’re working on a final schedule for the event that will include dozens of horror-themed vendors, zombie costume & cosplay contests, haunting music.. thrilling dance performances.. special screenings and sneak peeks at some of the hottest new zombie films, shows and video games.. after parties and MUCH MUCH MORE!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As part of a larger tour, truth will visit more than 80 cities across 31 states this summer. At New York Comic Con, visitors to the truth installation '45 Flavors' will be able to:
Epic is accepting game pitches until 2nd November that cleverly play on the theme of Mendelian inheritance, which spans concepts such as variation, mutation and other behaviors of the human genome. Teams making it through to shortlist rounds will use Epic’s Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 (UE3), to create new PC games based on their pitches, with the ultimate goal of winning a commercial Unreal Engine 4 licence for PC digital distribution.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Super7 will be rocking it simultaneously on two coasts as we exhibit at both major events the weekend of October 11~14th.
Alternative Press Expo - http://www.comic-con.org/ape/ - Booth #311
New York Comic Con - http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/ - Booth #3009
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.