New South Park Superhero RPG Has a Wonderfully Terrible Name

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

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The Fractured But Whole
, a sequel to The Stick of Truth, will feature the gang as superheroes rather than fantasy characters, though I presume your character will still be named "Douchebag."

I hope there will be a level full of green vegetables, wherein one can revel in total pea-ness. Or a challenge that involves capturing roosters with vacuum cleaners, thereby enhancing one's cock-sucking talents. All I know is that The Fractured But Whole is evidently a game you must beat - so be sure to give it a good creaming!

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EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON REVEAL: Ambiguously Gay Duo in Car Bobble-Head

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

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I know Entertainment Earth works long and hard to firm up some exclusives with real staying power every year. Despite stiff competition, I think this car will do it...

The way Ace and Gary see it, if you're going to build an Ambiguously Gay Duo car, why not do it with some style? It's one of the reasons Bif Bang Pow! is bringing collectors the Saturday Night Live The Ambiguously Gay Duo Car Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive available exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.
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Smurfs Reboot Movie Has Terrible New Title, Decent Cast, Classic Approach

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:30 am

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"GET SMURFY"

That's what it's called now. Meaning somebody at Sony animation is either a big Elmore Leonard fan, or tittering away Beavis and Butt-head style that s/he got away with titling a kids' movie with a phrase that can technically mean "Get Shitty." And with Mandy Patinkin in the lead role of Papa Smurf, you never know when that word does not mean what you think it means.

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The 10 Things I Noticed Most at Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Not quite a concert and not quite a convention, Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival hit Los Angeles last night. It was, shall we say, a unique experience. Like many other male humans on this planet, I have found myself drawn into this fandom by my wife, and it still feels like being on an alien planet at times.

I don't know that it's all any less weird to me after last night - but I whipped up a li'l list of the things I think I managed to figure out.

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First Teaser Poster for The Angry Birds Movie Revealed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

I'll just leave this here...

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Now scrunch it up into a ball and throw it at something.

Slimed Peter Venkman Kicks Off Funko's Comic-Con Exclusives

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

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Come July, this caricatured Ghostbusters Bill Murray, with a face that makes you realize how perfect he actually was for the role of Garfield, will come, see, and kick your ass at San Diego Comic-Con. Part of Funko's new Vinyl Idolz line, he resembles the real Bill Murray right down to the fact that he's incapable of returning calls, and may or may not show up when you want him to, even if you do have the money to afford him. But once you get him, everything is better.

Venkman is but one of many from Funko this year, with other offerings including a Pop Vinyl Peter Capaldi Doctor in spacesuit, Inside Out's Sadness with special sparkle hair, and gold Bender from Futurama. And that's only wave one of their announcements. With so many, you just might have to choose...or die (of sticker shock).

New Powerpuff Girls Are Revealed and Cast

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 9:15 am

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The good news is that the drawings look pretty much the same. No weirdly stylized or inappropriately sexy remodeling here.

The bad news? Despite Tom Kenny returning as the narrator/mayor, the original voice actresses were never even asked to participate, and aren't happy about it. Granted, this kind of thing happens a lot - there are certainly many DC animated Batmen who aren't Kevin Conroy, for example - but what probably hurts most is that of the three new ladies, only Kristen Li is actually known for voice acting.

The new Powerpuff Girls launches on Cartoon Network next year. Will you be watching?

"How It Should Have Ended" Tweaks Ultron's Master Plan Just Right

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9:51 am

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Movie Ultron always seemed surprisingly limited in effectiveness given the powers he was supposed to have - technically this is explained by the notion that Jarvis was blocking him online every step of the way, but in that case, he shouldn't have gotten anywhere at all, so obviously there must have been at least a brief period when he could go into the Internet as he pleased.

Perhaps he should have done some more mundane things - you'd think, powered by a gem from the god of mischief, that a few of the pranks suggested in this video might have occurred. Kudos to "How It Should Have Ended" both for their great James Spader impersonation, and for not using the obvious Internet/porn jokes.

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10 Reasons why the 2012 TMNT Cartoon Is the Best Version in all Media

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

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As a dyed in the shell Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, I knew I wasn't going to like the 2014 movie reboot. Yet for some strange reason I wasn't frothing at the mouth in paroxysms of nerd rage over it. That reason is Nickelodeon's 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Why should I waste my time with a bastardized movie when the perfect adaptation of TMNT is already on my TV?

It's not that I expected to love the current cartoon either. It had huge shoes to fill since the 2003 cartoon series was so great. The new turtles' three-toed elephant feet didn't fill me with confidence either, though having the same number of toes as fingers makes sense after the initial shock wears off.) But the new series won me over after just the pilot. Now it's become my preferred iteration of the TMNT; it's just a shame Playmates's toyline cuts so many corners or I'd be spending all my daily list income on it. If you've been ignoring it for superficial reasons, here are ten semi-SPOILERY reasons why you should give it a shot. If you only only experience one experience one version of the many varieties of TMNT, make it this one. (The original live-action movie is probably a better jumping on point for newbies because it's both excellent and a smaller time commitment, but work with me here.) It's in its third season now, but you'll marathon through the episodes quickly; I must warn you that the current TMNT series is as addictive to humans as pizza is to terrapin teenagers.


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Ben 10 Creators Are Doing a New Mega Man Cartoon

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm

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Not counting spin-offs, the wait for a new Mega Man game has been so long that its own creator started making crowd-funded rip-offs instead, but at least fans will have a new animated series come 2017, the 30th anniversary of the character.

"The 1990s Mega Man TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time," said [Duncan] Rouleau, whose Man of Action also counts Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble among its credits. "It featured great action, but also brought the laughs."
Wh-huh? Action and comedy was somehow a combination nobody ever did before in a cartoon? This strikes me as a bit of a reach.
"Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today's kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character."
Even more relevant how? Because we have easier access to weapons nowadays? Or because cyborg = cyber, so Internet = Mega Man?

I shouldn't kid, when this news so clearly made tipster Sly Dante's day. I just pray they keep this theme song:

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