Saturday, July 28, 2012

Action Figure Laziness

While in a hobby store in Orlando, FL. these two figures sitting side by side caught my eye...

Now just take a second and look closely at these figures. Do you see it?

Here's what you should see...

  • they are the exact same mold, even the hair is facing the same direction.
  • speaking of the hair, the color is the only difference; 1 purple, 1 black.
  • the outfit is the exact same too, with again exception to color; 1 red, 1 purple.

Just seems like a little more time could have been put into this; sorry I'm picky.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Cloud Atlas (Extended Trailer)


Movie Review: Iron Sky

Have you ever wondered what it'd be like if the Nazis weren't really gone, but instead had taken over the moon? Well wait no more, for now there is Iron Sky.

Plot Synopsis

At the end of World War II the Nazis launch a secret space program to the dark side of the moon. For the next 70 years they lie in wait, constructing a massive space fortress and fleet of heavily armed flying saucers. In 2018, they make their move to take back the Earth.

Iron Sky isn't the greatest movie of all time, but if you're looking for a movie to sit, relax, and unwind with, than it's the perfect fit.

The story will keep your attention, the acting is actually good, it's well paced with the action, and the humor is well timed. Above all else though, the movie's musical score was absolutely mind blowing.

Our only real complaint was at the opening sequence of the movie. There was nothing about it that made us feel like these events were actually happening on the moon, everything was beyond fake, even the astronauts' space suits were terrible.

First ten minutes had us wondering if Iron Sky could get any more cornier and cheesier. After those ten minutes though, things turned around and we fully enjoyed the film.

Iron Sky is a 93 minute Sci-Fi comedy, rated R for strong language and some violence, stars Julia Dietze, Gotz Otto, and Christopher Kirby, and was directed by Timo Vuorensola.

We give Iron Sky a solid 3 out 5.


Image of the Day: 50s Cammy

Image by Deviant: Vandrell


Monday, July 23, 2012

Arrow Guest Stars We Want To See

In October the CW will be premiering their new show Arrow; based off of the DC Comics character Green Arrow.

We already know that Dinah Lance (Black Canary) will be appearing in several episodes, and the trailer has given us a glimpse of Deathstroke's mask, so we can conclude that we'll be seeing him too.

But here's our list of Heroes and Villains we'd like to see make an appearance in Arrow...

Arsenal / Red Arrow
Star Sapphire

Who do you hope to see make an Arrow appearance?


Image of the Day: Reborn Horizon

Image by Deviant: scebiqu


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Man of Steel (Trailer)

For those that haven't made it out to see Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, or managed to attend a screening with a different series of trailers, here's the official trailer for DC Comics' upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SyFy's Eureka Ends

On July 16th, we said goodbye to SyFy's Eureka; although we weren't really able to stay completely up to date on Eureka, from what we've seen, it was a show that we could easily place into our top 20.

Eureka provided us with good sci-fi, lots of humor, and some unforgettable guest stars (like Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton). Colin Ferguson nailed this role, and we can't wait to see his return to TV.

Have a favorite Eureka moment, quote, episode? Let us know!


To The Comic Book Store #87

Got Free:

Paid For:

Free Batman Pin!


Image of the Day: Pimp of the Universe


Monday, July 16, 2012

Star Wars: The Clone Wars SDCC Panel Highlights

First and foremost we would like to thank Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) for tweeting these awesome highlights from the Clone Wars panel at the San Diego Comic Con.

After being escorted into the panel via a Clone Trooper escort, Director Dave Filoni got right down to business by providing a few new clips and then answering questions.

Here's what we learned...

  • Going back to season 4, Filoni shares with us that in the original draft for the Umbara episode, it was Captain Rex who killed General Krell.
  • The Season 5 premiere episode will be shown at Celebration VI in Orlando, FL.
  • At some point during the season it was hinted that Maul may receive a different pair of legs. Also, Maul should be seen in a new outfit by the release of the next Clone Wars trailer.
  • Boba Fett will not be in season 5 :(
  • There will be an appearance by a Republic Commando (any guesses?)
  • A great deal about Obi-Wan Kenobi will be revealed. Things like how much he knows about the relationship between Anakin and Padme; why he decided to live alone in the desert; how awesome he looks in Mandalorian armor
  • Death Watch gets serious!
  • Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck) returns as Death Watch's Bo Katan; and she's going to be working along side Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also noted that Dave Filoni points out that Bo Katan will see more action than Boba Fett has the entire series.
  • We will also get to see how Darth Sidious feels about the Rule of 2 and all the Sith Wannabes running around the galaxy. Word is he's not happy!
  • Tarkin and other Imperial Officers will also be getting more air time during season 5.

And now for the new clips!

And there you have it; so what do you guys think?


Image of the Day: She-Ra


Friday, July 13, 2012

FemShep Action Figure

Square Enix has announced that it will be bringing the one Mass Effect action figure many fans have been asking for since her game debut into production, FemShep!

Each figure will go for around $65 and will be available for pre-order at the BioWare Store.

First shipment is expected sometime around December 2012.


Image of the Day: I Got Yer Rings Right Here


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More Video Games To Have Movie Adaptations

On July 9th, 2012 it was announced that Sony has begun a film adaptation for the hit Ubisoft game, Assassin's Creed. A mere 24 hours later Universal Pictures lets it be known that they will distribute the God of War movie that is now in the rewrite stage.

Excited? No? Yeah, neither are we. Video game movies have not really fared all that well as movies; Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Doom to just name a few.

Of course there is always hope.

For Assassin's Creed we have the luxury of already knowing that Michael Fassbender will be in a starring role; to what capacity is still unknown.

God of War has just hired the screenwriters behind four of the Saw films, and those weren't bad (for those that like creepy horror films).

Bill Goldberg as Kratos? Yes, please!

The biggest problem video game adaptations face is that those that don't know anything about the game, need a movie to include some sort of origin story or a lot of back story information crammed into the first part of the movie. This causes the fans that have been playing these games and know everything there is to know about the characters, the locations, and accessories, to lose interest easily. So now when the movie hits the points the true fans are to be paying attention to, they've already lost interest.

So who do the studios really make video game adaptation movies for anyways? If they created movies that built onto the games instead of going back and screwing up the original content in a retelling of the story, many of these movies would be more successful and much more enjoyable to the game's fans.

Lets face it, the one movie we've all wanted to see was Halo. Do we expect it to be good, not really. Will we still go see it, you betcha.

Is there a game you'd like to see adapted to the silver screen? Do you have faith in Assassin's Creed or God of War being a success? Hit up the comments section and let us know!


How Star Wars: The Clone Wars Must End

This post is about the ending of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, this has nothing to do with the fate of Ahsoka Tano (How Lucas Could Save Ahsoka Tano), or of Captain Rex; the decision on their fates will need to have already taken place.

For many, the ending of The Clone Wars series isn't that difficult to figure out, in fact, believe it or not, it's already been wrote and in print for just over ten years now!

Ladies and Gentleman, say hello to Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno (Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Darth Plagueis)

The war is in the end game stages; Dooku, Grievous, and Sidious have played their cards and are now fine tuning their strategy for conquest; the Jedi are spread throughout the galaxy, their numbers running thin.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are off chasing the Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, and the other Separatist leaders in the Outer Rim, in hopes of finding the mysterious Sith Lord.

Meanwhile back on Coruscant Grievous launches an attack upon the Republic capital and kidnaps Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.

Kenobi and Skywalker learn that their on a wild goose chase and that they need to get back to Coruscant, where war now rages.

So let's break this down. We can do two episodes with Kenobi and Skywalker running around in the Outer Rim and Grievous preparing his attack on Coruscant.

Another episode for just the attack and kidnapping. And of course the failed Jedi rescue attempt would be included (awesome battle on a train between Grievous and Shaak Ti).

And a final episode with Kenobi and Skywalker realizing they've been had, and now need to get back to Coruscant.

The series concludes as we watch Kenobi and Skywalker race towards the battle above Coruscant, but just before they reach the battle the screen goes dark and the words "To Be Concluded In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" appear.

And that is how Star Wars: The Clone Wars must end. That and if you remember those 5 minute Clone Wars shorts, they ended their run along these lines too.

There is a little bit more that goes on in the Labyrinth of Evil novel, but it'd be just as easy to read the novel than to have it adapted over to the animated series.

Can you think of any other way for The Clone Wars animated series to end? Drop a comment below and let us know.


Image of the Day: Cannon Girl


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

To The Comic Book Store #85

Got Free

Bought From $0.50 Bin

Also Got This Free
Fantastic Four #554 (Coliseum of Comics Variant Edition)


Where the Batman Franchise Goes After TDKR

First let's assume that Batman: The Dark Knight Rises ends with Bane breaking Batman's back (probably a long shot, but here's hoping).

Now since both Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan have made it clear that this is their last Batman film, the franchise can clearly head in a new direction without any real hang ups.

The best way to do such is to follow the storyline of the Batman comics during the 90's, where after Bane's savage beating of Batman, Wayne leaves the country to receive rehabilitation for his back, but before leaving he turns over the protection of Gotham to Jean-Paul Valley (Azrael) who will fill in as Batman.

This would be ideal because now you can have a few movies without a Bruce Wayne, see a much darker Batman (because let's face it, Jean-Paul has issues), and potentially have a Batman vs Batman beat down in the last film of this series when Wayne returns home to take his rightful spot as Batman.

Plus, and this is huge, the Jean-Paul suit was totally freaking awesome.

Of course this is all just wishful thinking, but come on, it sounds like a good idea. No? Well then how would you continue on the Batman franchise?

P.S. We could just screw it all and fast forward to a Batman Beyond movie, now that would be kick-@$$.


Happy 4th of July