Monday, May 22, 2017

McFarlane Creating Collectibles from the Star Trek Universe

McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In addition, McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from the iconic classic television series Star Trek: The Original Series to the legendary films.

The initial line will highlight two of the most iconic characters in the Star Trek universe with articulated 7-inch figures of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These figures will debut in window box collector packaging and feature iconic accessories such as phasers and communicators. Various characters from the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery television series and other adaptations will follow.

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: The Hound

We continue our Dark Horse Game of Thrones figure photo series with an extremely complicated man who is first introduced as a remorseless villain, later appears to be a somewhat apathetic lackey and later still, evolves into a warrior with a dark past and more than respectable notions of honor. Sandor Clegane, also known as "The Hound", seemed to make his allegiances as a matter of survival and kept his distaste for those he served to himself. While most would dismiss him as capable of the same monstrous acts his brother (The Mountain) would enact on a whim or by command, it's become clear Sandor is more complex than any mere beast.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Black Lightning Trailer Goes LIVE!

Here's a DC Comics character you could mess up reaaaaally easily. Those of us who read Justice League comics for years growing up may only be familiar with the funky costume changes for one of DC's few stand out black super heroes, so setting up the TV mythology wouldn't be a huge bother...but if the topic isn't treated with the sensitivity and reality a man like this would face today, the project would be doomed to fail. Shows like Supergirl and The Flash tend to fixate on a sunnier DC Universe than their explosive, perpetually gloomy movie counter-Earth, or remain caught up in the drama of love found and lost, never addressing the issues people of color face today. We wondered how the CW might address this very real world in a post Luke Cage climate. This trailer might make you feel a bit better about it all.

Get Ready for a Scooby-Doo / Supernatural Crossover!!

No, this is not the Onion. The Onion would suggest the Supernatural gang is taking over Mystery Incorporated or some such in a bid to boost ratings for the flailing kid's cartoon enterprise and make it grittier for modern audiences... WHICH IS PROBABLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN THE PAGES OF DC COMICS!!! I won't read that comic. You can't make me. What's NOT a joke is that we are getting an animated adventure in an upcoming episode of Supernatural's 13th season.

Netflix Teases The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Roseanne Returns to ABC TV in 2018

Iconic comedy series “Roseanne” will return to The ABC Television Network, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today. The eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast – Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) – will air in 2018. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.

FOX's The Gifted X-Verse TV Series Gets a Trailer! think you've got a large pile of GeekTV to watch every week and are somewhat thankful when some of those shows take a break? PREPARE FOR TONS MORE. Teen Titans, Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Inhumans... the list grows every day. Now FOX adds to their X-Men universe with "The Gifted", premiering on FOX TV (naturally) this FALL...and we've got the first trailer!

Netflix's GLOW Trailer is Everything You Want It To Be

Netflix's GLOW trailer

Oh man. Let me tell you..I was worried. I've seen Orange is the New Black and I like it, but i'm not so in love that I watched into season 2. Learning the masterminds behind that show are behind the wheel of a comedy series based on GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) told me it would be funny and fearless, and that raised my expectations to a level higher than my hopes for the new Spider-Man film!! So yea...that made me worried. Now the first trailer has come and i'm grinning from ear to ear. Dive in and see why.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Five Points Festival Celebrating Designer Toys in New York This Weekend

The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting.

SPAWN #1 Is Reborn with 25th Anniversary Director's Cut Edition

Image Comics SPAWN #1 25th Anniversary Director's Cut Edition
In celebration of the Hellspawn’s silver anniversary, a special Director’s Cut Edition of SPAWN #1 by comics legend and Image Comics President, Todd McFarlane, will hit stores this week. The Director’s Cut includes the original artboards of SPAWN #1, commentary from McFarlane himself on each page, and bonus, never-before-seen art.

The SPAWN #1 25th Anniversary Director’s Cut will feature original art board pages from Spawn issue #1, with three cover variations, showcasing art from McFarlane, Ashley Wood, and Clayton Crain. This special anniversary edition hits comic stores on Wednesday, May 17th, and will have a retail price of $4.99.

“Seeing all that came from Spawn is pretty incredible,” said McFarlane. “I enjoyed going back and working on SPAWN #1 again, and am excited to share the thought process of how Spawn came to be with the fans. They are the ones that really helped us reach 25 years and hopefully continue on for lots more!”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen
Idle Hands continues our photography series for Dark Horse's Game of Thrones figures! Today we profile the Mother of Dragons... which is only fitting on the eve of Mother's Day. Only daughter to the "Mad King", Daenerys has always been burdened with near mythological circumstance dictating her path through life. Named Daenerys Stormborn for the tempestuous weather which raged on the night of her birth. Named Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea when her marriage of convenience to Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo skillfully evolves from political maneuver to undying love and a an acceptance of power which is her birthright. Named The Unburnt when she emerges from her love's funeral pyre, unscathed, and blessed with three powerful "children", earning her the title Mother of Dragons.

Friday, May 12, 2017

FXX Orders Adult Animated Deadpool Comedy

FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.

Dive Into Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin Once More!!

Fans living out their childhood dreams were once given the opportunity to dive into Scrooge McDuck's money bin, just like in the Disney Afternoon cartoon series Duck Tales, via Capcom, who were promoting their video game release. Now, Disney celebrates the re-boot of the mega popular cartoon series with a return of the experience that is still, most likely, warm and fuzzy in the hearts of thousands of convention goers.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wicked Cool Get Pokemon Master Toy License

Building on its mission to bring the best Pokémon experiences to fans around the world, The Pokémon Company International announced the appointment of Wicked Cool Toys as master toy licensee for the globally popular Pokémon brand, starting in July 2018. Wicked Cool Toys will have the rights to manufacture and market action figures, play sets, plush, roleplay items, and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series in worldwide markets, excluding regions in Asia where the brand is managed by The Pokémon Company International’s parent organization, The Pokémon Company.

“Pokémon is one of the most beloved entertainment properties in the world, and Wicked Cool Toys is thrilled to become part of that legacy,” said Michael Rinzler, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.
“We can’t wait to deliver innovative and fun toys that embody the joy of Pokémon to kids and the brand’s millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Jeremy Padawer, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Damned Return to 40th Anniversary Tour + New Music Coming Soon

Less than a week after Captain Sensible fell offstage at their sold out show in Toronto, resulting in a broken rib, The Damned were forced to postpone three shows this past week, including Montreal, Boston and New York (dates are rescheduled for later this month). On Saturday night, the band made a triumphant return at a sold out Stone Pony in Asbury Park - sitting on a specially built 'throne' created by his band mates and crew, Captain appeared to be feeling no pain as he blasted through the 90 minute set (plus two encores), confirming that the 40th anniversary tour is definitely back on! 

 "As movement is a bit awkward currently, I played last night seated, but it all went swimmingly and this epic 40th Anniversary tour is now firmly back on the road. We've played some great venues on the trip... and Asbury Park's Stone Pony is up there with the best of 'em. But I have to say I wish I'd waited till here before backflipping off the stage, as this one was only 3 feet high. D'oh!”
-Captain Sensible.

The Princess Bride Returns With Another IDW Coloring Book To Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary

Prepare to have fun storming the castle yet again when the follow-up to last year’s breakout fantasy coloring book arrives – The Princess Bride: As You Wish: Memorable Quotes To Color.

Inconceivable as it may be, The Princess Bride is back with even more beautiful illustrations to color. Artist Rachel Curtis once again captures the spirit of one of cinema’s all-time greatest love stories featuring all the fan-favorite characters you love, plus the villains you love to hate. Unleash your creativity onto the pages of unforgettable scenes from the beloved classic.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Udon's Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special

Udon's Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special
The lovely ladies of Street Fighter are back for more fun summer pinups, and this time they’ve brought along their fighting game friends from Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight! Chun-li, Cammy, and Laura are joined by Morrigan, Tiffany, Poison and many more fan-favorite fighters!

The Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special will feature three standard covers by artists Ecchi-Star (CVR A), Aki Li (CVR B) and Ryan Kinnaird (CVR C). The issue will also feature a Blank Sketch cover (CVR D), as well as a retailer incentive cover (CVR E) by artist Joe Vriens. This special incentive cover features the swimsuit-clad Morrigan paying homage to a classic horror image from the 1960s.

Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81

Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81 coming to DVD and VOD on May 19th. The rare Wendy O. Williams / Plasmatics live footage in this DVD has, in the main, never been released before. 

During the early years Plasmatics creator Rod Swenson, who directed and shot all the Wendy O. / Plasmatics conceptual videos (AKA known for his footage of the Ramones, Dead Boys, Blondie and Motorhead among others) shot numerous Plasmatics shows, the footage from which was never edited or released. Except for some short excerpts most of it until the discovery of this footage was thought to be lost or degraded (shot on tape which has been shown as with audio tape to degrade over time).

Sunday, April 30, 2017

American Gods and Perfected Chaos

If you say the name Neil Gaiman to me, it instantly conjures images of androgynous, lanky humans who might lash out like an angry demi-god without hesitation or fear of internal moral fallout, leaving those standing near with jaws agape as there was previously no indication this being possessed so much power...or capacity for remorseless bloodshed. I'm not certain if this is an actual moment from a Neil Gaiman work, as, truth be told, I've not read a lot of this writings, but it is what pops into my head when you speak the mans name. Skinny human most likely ripping another human in half. My brains are a scary place. Oddly, this mental image turned out to be a perfect jumping off point for me when plunging into the world of STARZ American Gods.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Studio Ghibli Fest & Further Animated Awesomeness Coming to Local Theaters

Following the success of the “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” cinema events, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2017. The series features Studio Ghibli’s revered animated classics, a selection of GKIDS new release titles and an ongoing animated short film mini-festival.

Dynamite Announces Undisputed Street Fighter: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series

Dynamite Entertainment Undisputed Street Fighter Book: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series
Hot on the heels of its bestselling video game retrospective Art of Atari, Dynamite Entertainment announces the next volume in its Video Game Icons series, Undisputed Street Fighter™: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series, written by Steve Hendershot and edited by Tim Lapetino.

Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fallout Tabletop Game Coming Soon

Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Star Trek, Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is thrilled to announce today that Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, the first tabletop miniatures game based on the Fallout universe, is currently in development and is set to release November 2017.

In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic games of 3 - 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings, from the Red Rocket to Sanctuary Hills, Nuka- Cola vending machines and wrecked vehicles. Settlements will include buildings, defenses and resources that impact the crew’s army list and abilities in the wasteland.

Friday, April 21, 2017

FREE FLASHBACKS! Episode 1: The Tick's Tumultuous Transformation

Bandai The Tick action figure concept art
GREETINGS, FRAGILE CITIZEN! I am...The Tick, ever vigilant protector of a city probably far from yours, to your obvious dismay. BUT FEAR NOT! It was once the dream of toy company "Bandai" to put a little me in every town to remind the average joe that justice comes in all shapes and sizes. Today, we will walk the halls of that nearly forgotten golden era and perhaps trigger your "gimme hands" of wanting by showing you what was, and what could have been! Let us dive into the warm, comforting waters of toy addiction. Keen!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Download Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection

Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection
Oh snap, put those 8-bit shades on, it’s time to dive into The Disney Afternoon Collection! This collection of six classic Capcom games is available digitally today across North America and Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. Featuring titles like Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers and DuckTales, these throwbacks from the 80s and 90s star beloved characters from popular Disney TV shows in fun-filled adventures now with crisp HD visuals. With a massive in-game “Museum” full of historic info and art, new modes like “Boss Rush” and “Time Attack,” and the new “Rewind” feature, this collection is the best way to experience these pieces of gaming history on modern consoles for both long-time fans and new players alike.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fright-Rags' MADBALLS Apparel Creeping Into Your Closet

As a kid in '80s, there was no shortage of toys aimed to gross out your friends and family. Chief among them were Madballs, the classic toy balls featuring disgusting fun characters. Gross out your loved ones once again with Fright-Rags' new Madballs shirts and socks.

The collection includes five designs by Scarecrowoven, Coki Greenway, Jeff Zornow, and Kyle Crawford. Each one is available on black shirts, with select designs also available on color shirts or baseball tees. Three pairs of custom-knit socks - featuring Hornhead, Slobulus, and Skullface, respectively - are up for grabs as well.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics New Warriors Lineup Revealed

Via MARVEL, we get a solid lineup of which new Warriors you can expect to see sometime in 2018 as Freeform rolls out Marvel's New Warriors TV show. News had been dropped that Squirrel Girl would be a part of the TV team, but little else was announced, leaked, or even alluded to, leading to hours and hours of FAN SPECULATION!! Would this be a mock reality series mirroring a very popular run of the comic series or a straight up teen super hero action/drama series? Welp...we still don't know the exact tone the show will take, but with these character announcements, we can for some ideas...

Wet Hot American Summer: The Roleplaying Game

Put on your cut-off shorts, wail on your acoustic guitar, and make sure you've got your 20-sided die, because The Devastator, America’s only all-humor press, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an officially licensed role playing game (RPG) based on the classic comedy film WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.

Approved by WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER co-writer and director David Wain, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FANTASY CAMP is an old school tabletop RPG that allows fans to play as a camper, counselor or staffer, such as Coop, Beth or Gene, and experience one insane day at Camp Firewood. Hump a fridge, end up at a secret pizza party, or save the camp from a renegade piece of Skylab, just like in the original film!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview
It's that time again! With the arrival of the "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract" animated feature film from Warner Bros. Home Video comes a preview for the next DC Comics straight to video animated release! This time around, old-heads like me get a massive dose of nostalgia with a return to the Batman the Animated Series style of art, complete with the legendary Bruce Timm providing the brains behind the concepts. The film's creators have said this film is more like the "red headed nephew" of Batman the Animated Series and probably shouldn't be so readily shown to kids like we do with the classic cartoon series. I'll remind readers, traditionally, these straight to DVD animated films have a more of an adult tone with violence and allusions toward sexual activity on occasion.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer is HERE!!

It's TIME!! Ready for those old, familiar chills to return? Say what you will about the folks crafting the new Star Wars films... they sure can cut a trailer!! As expected, this one is gorgeous, solemn, epic in scope, jaw dropping and, on top of all of that positivity, extremely painful, as we've got 8 looooong months to wait til this one reaches theaters. EIGHT MONTHS!!! Agony of the geeks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok... Where Everything Goes to Hell

Marvel Studios Thor Ragnarok Teaser Trailer
Thor seems to be a tricky subject for Marvel Studios. Being a long time fan of Marvel Comics, in my opinion, they've yet to capture the fun and sense of high adventure that comes with travelling to Asgard and we've absolutely not met even 10% of the creatures and colorful characters that reside there. Director Taika Waititi Looks like he's going to change all that. With glimpses of Hela decimating Asgard, Executioner letting loose with human artillery, The Valkyries taking on Hela, and every shot looking like amazing concept art and/or Jack Kirby's last wish, I have a feeling this is the first Thor movie i'm going to be going completely insane over. CHECK OUT THE TEASER TRAILER!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue
First Blood introduced the American public to John Rambo, a decorated Vietnam War veteran forced to use the skills he acquired in the war to defend himself from a brutish small town police force.
The films popularity spawned several sequels, solidifying Rambo as one of the biggest action heroes of the decade.
Now, PCS Collectibles is proud to announce our Rambo 1:3 Scale mixed media statue.
“While there have been plenty of licensed products based on Rambo over the years, none have matched the quality and presence which PCS strives for in our collectibles” says PCS President Jerry Macaluso “ For this statue we’ve gathered some of the industry’s most talented sculptors and costumers to bring to life one of Rambo’s most iconic scenes”

MondoCon 2017 Artist Lineup

Mondo is pleased to announce early-bird tickets are on sale for the fourth annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2017 will take place November 4th and 5th, 2017 inside the Austin American-Statesman building located at 305 S. Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

The Fifth Element 4k Restoration In Theaters This May

Twenty years ago, audiences were dazzled by the visionary images and epic adventure of “The Fifth Element.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Luc Besson’s groundbreaking film, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will present a 4K restoration of the film in movie theaters nationwide for two days only, on Sunday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. (local time) both days. Following its two-day-only theatrical presentation, “The Fifth Element” will debut on 4K Ultra HD July 11.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bigshot Toyworks Destiny Figures Getting a Release!

For old school toy collectors like me, there's nothing better than watching concept to completion on a toy project based on an awesome license. This one kicked off on the floor of New York Comic Con last year, nestled snugly in a light up case hosted by Bigshot Toyworks in the art toy wing. Now we've come full circle with news of Bungie's Destiny 2 release and the awesome toys that will come with it.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Marvel’s New Warriors Headed to Freeform TV

Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature today announced their second project together, “Marvel’s New Warriors,” a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut in 2018.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Invader Zim Returns to Nickelodeon in All-New Original TV Movie

Nickelodeon officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez, marking the network’s third animated property from its rich library of content to be reimagined for today’s audience. The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, will show the latest and greatest ridiculous attempt at world domination by the universe’s worst alien invader ever. The movie will also feature original voices from the fan-favorite television series.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Adventure Time: Elements Eight-Part Miniseries Premieres Monday, April 24

Adventure Time: Elements Eight-Part Miniseries
ADVENTURE TIME!! Is it for it for the adults that watch with the it for odd adults who don't have any kids because we are often socially awkward and have problems forming lasting relationships with what are considered "normal people"? PERHAPS! Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time presents Adventure Time: Elements, a thrilling eight-part miniseries chronicling Finn and Jake’s return to the Land of Ooo.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jay and Silent Bob Go Toy Shopping While Stoned

Probably the best thing you'll watch all week. I know..there were a lot of trailers..but seriously. Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jason Mewes take a trip to a local Walmart in Michigan, very possibly for snacks..because..stoned.. and get 100% sidetracked by the toy aisles because TOYS ARE AWESOME!! We at Idle Hands celebrate the glory and wonder of toys nearly every day, but seldom can we capture the excitement we get from seeing new items on the shelves quite like Jay and Silent Bob do here. Jump in below and laugh your ass off!

Stephen King's IT Pushes Beyond Quaint TV Memories

New Line Cinema's IT Movie Poster
Growing up, I loved Stephen King novels. To say I devoured them is an understatement. That kid in the Monster Squad movie with the red T shirt? May as well have been me..minus the monster fighting. They were my buddies. While the movie adaptions of King's books started off strong, there are a handful of misses that often overshadow the good. I like to think the TV adaption for IT lands somewhere in the middle, triggering a horror fan's nostalgia and a love of all things Tim Curry dominating over the plodding pace, odd grown up reunion and devastatingly unscary finale.

Now..Warner Bros' New Line Cinema feature film looks to trigger your fear reflex. There's so much packed into IT that should scare the holy hell out of anyone reading, and so, the movie adaption should make a select few run from the theater weeping. WE CAN HOPE!! Check out the first teaser below...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Set for March 9, 2018 Release

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” hits the big screen. Dave Hollis, head of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, revealed the much-anticipated sequel’s title and told CinemaCon attendees that Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer would be returning to the roster.

Also returning are the team behind the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” who won an Oscar® last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ billion-dollar-box-office-blockbuster “Zootopia.” Directors Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”), and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”) are hard at work on the movie. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”

Cosplay Talent Agency - KOSPRE - Launches In Los Angeles

It was only a matter of time! Capitalizing on the mega popularity of the cosplaying phenomenon and banking on the popularity of the stars of that art form, and in great part, feeding on those cosplayer's willingness to celebrate their skills at conventions and events across the globe with few contacts to make that happen, KOSPRE was born!

KOSPRE, a new cosplay talent agency, has announced its launch and has retained an exciting array of talented and creative cosplay artists that are available to support a wide range of exhibitors at film premieres, conventions, trade shows, corporate and cultural events, concerts and pop culture gatherings worldwide.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Warner Bros Uniting Their Justice League *Updated 3/25*

Warner Bros. Justice League Trailer Premiere Logo Poster
EYE CANDEEEEE!!! Warner Bros. are ramping up the excitement to their full Justice League trailer reveal on Saturday, March 25th, so we've got posters and trailer teasers and logo art and the hopes and prayers of a nation asking that no one ever screams MARTHA when the credits roll at the end of a near deafening super hero epic ever again. Perhaps, on the strength of Jason Momoa's pecks alone, we will get a Justice League film worthy of the years of excellent comic book writing we've been swimming in since we were tiny, chubby babies. Cross your fingers!! Let's check out the goods...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dynamite and Electric Entertainment Bring "The Librarians" to Comics

Dynamite Entertainment, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, announces today an exclusive partnership with Electric Entertainment to develop the hit television series The Librarians into an all-new series of comics and graphic novels!

Based on TNT's hit movie franchise of the same name, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Harlan Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle, who originated the role of Flynn Carsen, one of the longest-surviving librarians in the mythology created in TNT's hit movie trilogy, has recurred throughout the series and continues to serve as an executive producer.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures Cue Their Entrance Music

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

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.