X-Men: Days of Future Past Opening Battle Clip Just Went Online

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm


It's future Sentinel against Colossus, Kitty, Iceman, Bishop et al in the future. Pretty sweet.

And apparently more is coming tomorrow...

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Weekend Hangover: Superhero Furries, Spider-Politician, Sharknado 2 and More

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am


While I am certain - not - that most of you were either partying at Coachella or gettin' down to the MTV Movie Awards, many of your fellow readers were scaring up the usual mess o' stories that we didn't have room for last week. Compiled from the weekend thread with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are your weekend highlights of hilariousness.

Tipsters include: donnaryoko, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus_King, troi, andre_morello

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First Sights and Sounds of Splinter in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plus Spider-Man, Hercules

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am


In a new TV spot that aired during the MTV Movie Awards, we got our first look (from behind) of Splinter, in a trailer narrated by Tony Shalhoub, who was just cast as the master's voice.

It's not terrible, as giant rodent voices go. Check it out and a couple more, including a bullet-time bit from Amazing Spider-Man 2 that's actually decent, and slightly newer trailers for Hercules and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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7 Reasons Why Marvel Superhero Movies Are Really Boring

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Thor doesn't like what you're about to say.
The small popcorn is long gone. The soft drink cradled in the side of a massive movie theater seat is watered down. The movie drags, but you can't sleep through it if you tried. A nap would be too quickly disturbed by the gunfire and explosions that bombard the audience scene after plodding scene.

It's another Marvel superhero movie. You're not sure why you are here.

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Watch as Bruce Timm Delivers 1930s B/W Batman in Animated Short

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm


It's an oft-voiced fanboy fantasy to have a Batman movie set in the '30s, done Bob Kane-style, but given the box office track record of '30s-era superhero movies like The Phantom and The Shadow, it's probably a pipedream in live-action.

But in animation? Your wish has just been granted by the man you'd most expect. Enjoy.

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8 Batman Characters Who Might Be the Arkham Knight

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am


It's been a few days since DC and Batman: Arkham Knight revealed the first images of the game's titular heavy in what they're billing as the finale to the Arkham series. And we have some thoughts on who might be under the techno cowl.

Sure, both sides are saying the Arkham Knight is a new villain, but that doesn't necessarily mean that one of Batman's longtime rogues hasn't decided to suit up in a new costumed identity. So here are eight characters who we think could be suiting up as the Arkham Knight - and the reasons why they might have the Dark Knight in their crosshairs.

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Agents of (Whatever's Left of) SHIELD SPOILER Thread - What Now?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm


"Hey, what will future viewers think when this show is in reruns and nobody knows that some big-deal movie intervened between two episodes to totally change the plot?"

"Shut up, that's what."

"It's adorable that you think we'll ever be in re-runs."

Batman: Death of the Family Vol. 3 TPB Comes w/Flayed Joker Skin Mask

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm


You know something, DC? Psychotic clowns are scary enough. Psychotic clowns with the skin of their faces cut off and then sewn on again are enough to make both Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger go, "Damn, that's a bit unsubtle." But that's the new 52 for ya - heroes get piping on their outfits, villains get extreeeeeme. If you're gonna show Catwoman boning Batman, Joker has to go further.

And now you can too, with a latex mask/wig combo that comes with the third collection of issues from that particular story arc. Thus ensuring I will probably never read the TPB - except at somebody else's house - because there's no way my wife's allowing that mask inside our front door.

h/t Dr.Gonzo82

Guess Which Major Franchise Is Coming to Disney Infinity?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

There are really only two possibilities, right? Well, it's this one:


But you have to figure that after JJ Abrams gets done, the other one will follow...

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New Ninja Turtles Movie Posters: Too Little, Too Late?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:58 am


I'm not a marketing guy, but I would have had these out in January. Every single aspect of this movie's promotion has been leading from behind, focusing on shutting down leaks rather than preempting them by giving us something, anything, to indicate that this is not some detrimentally wild departure from source material.

These handy posters are cool - but in many ways pointless once we've already seen the full Turtles and their hideous nostrils. What say you - finger flickin' good, or thumbs down?

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