Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread - Season 2 Premiere

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm


It's baaaaack!

Will it be informed in any way by what we learned about Kree from Guardians of the Galaxy? Probably not much. But they have Xena and Agent Cooper now.

TMNT Twofer: Turtles Remade as CG-Retro, and as Realistic Teens

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Just to prove that we Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans aren't opposed to interesting remakes - just terrible ones - here are a couple of videos that have fun with the green guys. First, a CG remake of the '80s cartoon intro, and second, an 8-bit style look at how these turtle boys would behave if they acted more like typical teenagers (let's face it, they were suprisingly mature and non-sulky in those cartoons).

I'd rather watch 90 minutes of either one than whatever Jonathan Liebesman comes up with next.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer 2 Is Uncomfortably Wanted-Like

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00 am


Yes, I did like Wanted when it came out.

Yes, I know they're both based on comics by Mark Millar.

But can't I expect Matthew Vaughn to be better than a Timur Bekmambetov imitation? I should hope so. The stuff with Colin Firth being whimsically elite in the pub is fun, but I'm guessing now that we spend more time with the boring-faced kid, and Sam Jackson pretending to be Flavor Flav as a Bond villain.

You had me, Kingsman - but you're losing me.

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Revoltech Darth Vader Welcomes the Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm


We probably didn't need yet another company to make Darth Vader, but it happened anyway. A few more things before everyone chips in...

-James Deen is presumably Dick Reckard in this NSFW Blade Runner porn pictorial.

-Bill Nye endorses this time-travel documentary Kickstarter.

-GWAR replaced Oderus Urungus with a woman named Vulvatron.

-David Ayer may do a Suicide Squad movie.

-Laser cannons on planes are already a thing.

-A Top Cat origin movie isn't the movie you need, but the prequel Mexico deserves.

-An L. Frank Baum biopic? Word to the wise - he's a little harder to whitewash than Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

-Game of Thrones theme, '80s synth-style version, is the best thing today.

It's Not Hard to Be the Best Spawn Movie Ever, but This Fan Film Nails It

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm


The special effects in the live-action Spawn movie were never that great even for their time - a massive irony since it was made by special effects people - but now they are surpassed times a million by a guy on YouTube.

Not that effects are everything. The tone here is also perfect, with a gradual build-up towards the demonic stuff, the way the cinematography switches from gritty realism to fantasy, and the way Spawn is treated precisely the way Todd McFarlane has long claimed he wanted in a movie - a ghostly, urban-legend sort of bogeyman.

Todd, just let this Michael Paris guy do a feature for you. Seriously.

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10 Reasons Why Gotham's Second Episode HAS To Be Better Than the Pilot

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Gotham premieres Sept. 22 on Fox

Gotham has been one of the year's most anticipated shows, and while everyone will finally get to see it on September 22, I've seen the first episode. I'm here to tell you it's really September 29 you should be looking forward to. It's not that Gotham has a bad pilot; it's just a lot of stuff we already know. The show is well done and the cast is great so I have every faith that once all the noobs are caught up, Gotham could be a great show.

Episode two just has to deliver.

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The Deadpool Movie Now Seems to Be Really Really Happening, With Release Date and Such

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm


If this movie doesn't suck, we probably have whoever leaked the test footage to thank for it. The movie is now set to open on February 12th, right before Valentine's Day, in 2016. Visual effects animator Tim Miller will direct; Ryan Reynolds is not officially confirmed but it's pretty clear he still wants to do it if they'll have him.

Rob Liefeld may be looking for suggestions as to what to Tweet about from here on out.

EXCLUSIVE: Director John Suits on His Strange Comic-Book Movie The Scribbler

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm


There's a comic-book movie opening tomorrow, but it's not like any others that have come out this year.

Katie Cassidy, Arrow's Laurel Lance, stretches her acting muscles and her body while shedding clothes to play Suki, a troubled girl with multiple personalities, including one who apparently leaves backwards-written messages on her skin and furniture. Using a new experimental technique, her doctors try to eliminate her extra selves from her head one by one - but what if Suki herself is one of the fake personalities?

Set in a surreal, colorful world where scribbles appear on the skin and colors shift like moods, this is a unique film with many modern scream queens like Sasha Grey, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Ashlynn Yennie. But the director can explain it better than I can...

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Meet Scotsman, the Scottish Superhero Who Wears Pants and Underwear

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 am


Granted, he's doing us all a favor by not flying above our heads with a kilt and no underwear beneath. But wearing the family tartan as a cape, "thistle missiles" or no, seems a bit non-traditional for such an apparent patriot, no?

[Eco Comics] has yet to reveal whether the Scottish hero will star in his own comic book or appear in its recently launched series, Englishman.

Whether Scotsman will be an ally or enemy of Englishman has also yet to be determined.

The publisher says: "Is Scotsman on the Yes or No side of the referendum? No to independence will certainly make him an ally of Englishman, but will Yes result in him being ally or enemy?"

The blog will also offer glimpses into Scotsman's costume design, powers, and friends on foes.

"We don't want to let the wildcat out of the bag, but it is clear that this hero truly embodies Scotland. Even his supporting cast will include world-famous Scottish legends, many appearing in comic book form for the first time.

"Whatever the outcome of the referendum, Scotsman will certainly be taken to heart by the public he protects, as the Scottish are clearly proud of their country and heritage.

"Poor Englishman on the other hand has to face 'England' being branded a dirty word and even his Prime Minister labelling Britain a 'country'. Maybe this new Scottish super hero represents a lesson to be learnt during this historic juncture."

The lesson being that superhero fans will buy anything with their flag on it? Hell, y'all are amateurs in that department. But at least you have somebody other than Shrek now.

New Comic Book Day: When the Futures End, We'll All Be Jerks

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

There are event books, and then there are books that are events. I don't know what the distinction is, but it seemed like a thing to write.

In this week's New Comic Book Day roundup, I have some words about (for, really) DC's latest, sprawling octopus of an event, Futures End, and the curious thematic direction the line seems to be headed as a whole.

Also, deep thoughts about Cyclops as Uncanny X-Men #26 hits shelves this week, along with some not-so-deep thoughts about IDW's phone book-sized collection of Transformers comics. Remender's Deadly Class is back in session for its second arc, and the Society of Super-Heroes enters The Multiversity.

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