Star Trek and Planet of the Apes to Cross Over in Comics

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:43 pm

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And no, we don't mean Andy Serkis and Chris Pine. Taylor will meet Kirk. Heston and Shatner, together on the page.

If they don't have a shirtless scream-off at the Statue of Liberty, I'm going to dropkick somebody.

Afternoon Open Thread: Comic-Con Day 2

By Luke Y. Thompson in Toys
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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The power of NECA Penguin commands you!

I READ YOUR FANFIC! "Garfield's Creed"

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Video Games
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

Title: Garfield's Creed, or Nothing is Dieted and Everything is Eaten" by Jack Spheniscidae Enterprises

Logline: Garfield and Ezio fight the Templars, with Odie's help.

Acts Involved: No sex in this one - just a lot of ass-kicking and really terrible grammar.

Participants: Garfield, Odie, Ezio, the Borgia family.

The Live Reading/Performance...

Afternoon Roundup: Batfleck, Weird Al Porn, Hot Tub Time Machine 2

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Ben Affleck's Batsuit may be more comic-based in some ways, but it seems that damn black eye paint isn't going away any time soon.

GIVEAWAY: Strange Kids Club "Turtle Kong" Limited-Edition T-Shirt Boxed Set

By Luke Y. Thompson in Cartoons, Comics, Merchandise
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Like fan clubs of old, the Strange Kids Club has this special set inspired by your favorite martial-arts reptiles, featuring a T-shirt of the foursome paying tribute to a classic New York-menacing monster, mutant stickers, green "gooze" and a special pizza box case.

After today, this will no longer be available to buy anywhere. But until next Friday at noon, you have a chance to win one. You must have a U.S. mailing address and a comment account with an email; if that's done, the next step is, in comments below, to describe the most Michael Bay scene you can imagine being in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Bring your best Bayhem, and the winner gets a version of the sewer-dwelling foursome that is undeniably cooler.

Leprechaun: Origins Director Zach Lipovsky on Turning a Campy Franchise Scary

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

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So you're making a Leprechaun movie starring a wrestler named Hornswoggle, and you don't want it to be campy? Talk about an uphill battle! But Zach Lipovsky says he's up to the challenge.

Guardians of the Galaxy Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Speaks [Video]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

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Though the finished product bears the hallmarks of James Gunn, there's a great woman behind the man. Nicole Perlman talks about how to pronounce Rocket's name correctly, Bradley Cooper, women in Marvel movies, the politicization of science, Thanos, Dr. Strange and more.

Comic-Con: Sin City 2 Party

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Turns out Michael Rooker loves it if you remember Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Danielle Harris and Kaj-Erik Eriksen Talk See No Evil 2 [Video]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

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One's been a scream queen since childhood; the other has been everything from an Olsen Twins costar to Hitler. Together, they costar in WWE Studios' See No Evil 2 - and we managed to get in a Last Boy Scout question too.

The 11 Coolest Things at the 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival in San Francisco

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

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The sixth annual J-POP SUMMIT Festival was held in San Francisco's Japantown over the weekend of July 19-20, 2014. It was fun and exhilarating and loud and crowded (a serious crowd of humanity in the space of a few blocks) and full of unexpected and wonderful things. Here are some of those things - and it's not even all Hatsune Miku, but there's a lot of her, too.