Dredd Producer's Sequel Minisodes Are Both Unofficial and Animated (TRAILER)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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Adi Shankar has presumably received more than one phone call from a lawyer, as he really, really wants us to know that his Judge Death webisodes featuring Judge Dredd are not official spinoffs in any way of his own movie Dredd, nor necessarily endorsed by 2000AD, who own the rights to the characters.

That said - it's a Judge Death cartoon, more comic-based than the movie, and it looks pretty fun, if simple.

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Geoff Johns Just Mentioned a Live-Action DC Multiverse. Now It Needs to Happen.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

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"We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist." - Geoff Johns.

Some years ago, when Marvel was still at Paramount and before Thor had even been cast, I got to take a tour of their facilities, from an art department designing MIckey Rourke's then-unrevealed Whiplash costume to the actual gym set in Tony Stark's house. We already knew Avengers was the big plan, but Kevin Feige had something else in mind as well. He wanted, he said, to let filmmakers with unique visions "play in our sandbox," going through the list of C and D-list Marvel properties to see what they liked, eventually making smaller, more personal features that weren't obliged to connect to the main Avengers narrative.

The first of those? Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Apocalypse? Nahhh...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. But be nice. Being nuts is okay, though.

Hey all - last week was busy with 2 movies to attend. As you know last Thursday was the second film in the Joshua Tree International Film Fest. We saw the documentary Skanks, which followed the play Skanks in a One-Horse Town by Billy Ray Brewton. Mr. Brewton was to be in attendance - but alas he was ill and was unable to attend, and the film got a bit of a late start as the copy that was sent for viewing did not work. But Q came to the rescue and rented it on Amazon. So if you want to see it go to Amazon; if you are a theatre geek you will understand what is going on. If not, you will be a bit bored. Some of the editing is sloppy, but that's ok. Anyway I love small community theatre and thus I found the documentary enjoyable. I have been involved over the last 20 years with long nights of rehearsal, opening night jitters and then the sound of audience approval - such fun. It has been about 5 yrs since I have been on stage and I am thinking about jumping back in in 2015. Looking at The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Addams Family Musical.

Anyway the next show is on November 20 and will be the Road to Paloma starring, get this, drum roll...starring Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. I understand Mr. Momoa is going to be in some upcoming super hero movie. Hmmmmmm. Hopefully he will be available for an interview. Fingers crossed, jumping up and down etc.

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UPDATED WITH POSTER! Here's the Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser From Marvel

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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Pirates: 1

Agents of SHIELD ratings gimmick: 0

Leaked via bootleg earlier, this is the official version from Marvel. It doesn't have the party scene shown in San Diego, nor - unless I missed him in the excitement - Vision. But it does have a great use of Disney corporate synergy.

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Arrow SPOILER Thread - Everyone Ignore the Leaked Trailer Edition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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If a bootleg trailer to something leaked, I couldn't post it here. You guys are on your own.

So let's talk about Arrow.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: nananananananana BAT COW!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

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DC Comics

We're getting to the end of October, and that can only mean one thing for comics: pumpkin spice scratch n sniff Harley Quinn covers horror books. Lots of horror books. There are also spy books and fantasy books and sci-fi books (oh my!), but most of this week's comics are about monsters, murders and scaring the hell out of you.

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Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread - Age of Ultron Trailer Next Week Edition!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

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Well, it beats "Russell Crowe's Foightin' Round the World." The Avengers 2 trailer will make its broadcast remember during next week's episode.

Sorry for the delay - caring for a sick wife has been a busy job too.

The Flash Live SPOILER Talkback - "Things You Can't Outrun"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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I bet you his hunger would have been satisfied if he'd taken a big delight in every bite of a HOSTESS Fruit Pie (TM).

Mixing Flash and Arrow last week didn't really work. Let's try solo.

Alex Ross Re-Creates the Cover of Original Marvel Star Wars Comic

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Okay, so he didn't make like the toys and do a green Darth Vader in tribute - but he Alex Ross'd the hell out of that original Marvel #1.

This is one of many variant covers for the debut of the new series, which transpires right after Episode IV. J. Scott Campbell, Joe Quesada and many more will be taking a crack at it, though I'm personally hoping for a Milo Manara variant that shows C-3PO crawling around doggy-style as Artoo prepares to probe him.

What, I'm the only one? Okay, carry on.

New 6" Scale Batman Animated Figures Include Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Baby Doll

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The first batch aren't even out yet, but DC Collectibles knows they have a winner on their hands with this upsized animated line aimed at collectors and sporting considerably more articulation than Kenner. At $25 each, they're also a bit harder on the ol' Bat-pocketbook, but they're branching out with the characters pretty quickly - Killer Croc and Baby Doll come together, while Harley Quinn, New Adventures Robin and the Creeper will join them on the pegs.

Though I was a big fan of the animated series, I am a true child of the '80s in that I like my cartoon-based toys to look more realistic and detailed than the animation, rather than an exact copy of it. I am in the minority in the modern world in that regard, I think. But for those of you who've long wanted and deserved better figures that look like Bruce Timm drawings - here ya go. They're due in stores next May.

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