Big Trouble in Little China Is the Latest Step in Funko's Pop Vinyl Dominance of Every Property

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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They gave it their best shot, pal...and we will take it. Good ol' Jack Burton and some of his friends and foes are getting the stylized treatment in the new Big Trouble in Little China line, and we wonder how pissed Lo Pan will be when he realizes that a bride with green eyes is out of the question in this format - it's gonna be the standard black dots or nothing.

Seriously, Gracie Law's eyes are dark black now. Check out all the rest of the images below and you'll see.

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Tripping the Oculus Rift with Interstellar

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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Fun fact about me: I didn't understand the appeal of the View-Master toy for most of my life. The reason was that rather than trying to focus my eyes through the viewer, I would always shut one for insta-clarity. And yet I had no idea - none - that in doing so, I was negating the 3D effect that was the main selling point of the thing.

No such mistakes with the Oculus Rift. Holy balls, is this thing amazing. And I say this after experiencing a three-minute "on rails" experience with no gaming element whatsoever.

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Michael Myers' 10 Craziest Kills From the Original Halloween Franchise

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Ever since John Carpenter unleashed Michael Myers onto the world with 1978's Halloween, viewers and residents of Haddonfield, Illinois alike have lived in fear of October 31st. Wearing the iconic white mask and blue coveralls, Myers set out to kill all of his existing relatives, starting with Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode before moving on to her daughter Jamie (Danielle Harris) and then Jamie's son and a few other extended family members.


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Yes, a Guardians of the Galaxy Porno Starring Groot Is Coming

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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I might have guessed this would be inevitable, but I didn't think Groot would be the featured player, even if there are a million bad jokes about wood that promptly write themselves. Wood Rocket, after all, have made porn parodies of Bob's Burgers and The Room, and most recently did a pictorial of female porn stars crossplaying as Bill Murray characters...and the Caddyshack gopher [NSFW]

I imagine one of the upsides of making love to Groot is that you never have to worry about him calling out another woman's name.

The big question is: who do you want him to hook up with? Gamora, Nebula...or Rocket Raccoon?

First Look at the New Terminator Feels (Appropriately) Like Halloween Cosplay

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

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EW via Comicbook.com

Um, yeah. So this happened.

That's Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese on the left, and John Connor apparently meeting The Doctor on the right. Oh, and there's more:

Sarah Connor isn't the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton's steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991's T2. Rather, the mother of humanity's messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she's been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger's Terminator--an older T-800 she calls "Pops"--who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who's great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.

"Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen," says Ellison. "But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, 'That's not what I want to do.' It's her decision that drives the story in a very different direction."

I guess it'd be dull to do the exact same plot again. But if she's been raised by a Terminator, does that mean she has the Arnold accent too? Because that would make this amazing, in the absolute wrong way. And I'd probably watch it 50 times for the lolz.

Extended/Comic-Con Age of Ultron Trailer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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If you missed it after Agents of SHIELD tonight, here you go - basically the teaser with a longer intro, featuring the party scene you've heard described since this past July.

Love how Thor seems to momentarily get worried that Cap might be worthy.

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Your Best GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Pitches and Costume Winner

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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It seems this was less easy than you might have thought. And now you know why it has taken so long to get the real version going. I asked you to pitch me a scene from Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters 3, and the estrogen element seems to have been confusing.

Two honorable mentions and one winner follow...

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Marvel Reveals Phase 3 Movies, Culminating in 2-Part Avengers/Guardians "Infinity War"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

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Three months later than they had originally intended, Marvel today finally revealed the Phase 3 movie schedule and titles they had wanted to have ready for Comic-Con. And oh yeah, according to Marvel president Kevin Feige, their plans have nothing to do with any competitor's plans.

He knows we don't believe that, and I don't think he cares. Why should he? When he ran a montage of clips showcasing the Tesseract, Aether, and whatever the thing was called in Guardians, culminating in an image of Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, I think most of us in attendance were ready to empty our wallets preemptively. (Yes, it was Brolin Thanos, and yes, that image was the only thing "new" in the montage.) Avengers: Infinity War will be a two-part movie.

There was more to come...

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Relax - "Furry Potter" Is Just a Sesame Street Parody

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

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I'm not sure they understand quite where our minds go with that title.

Honestly, though, this plays less like a Harry Potter parody to me, and more like the conversation I seriously just had five minutes ago with an AT&T rep who repeated back everything I said completely wrong. If Cookie Monster's acting career ever falters, he's already set with a back-up career in tech support. Unless they decide he's too competent.

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Blu-ray Today: A New Nightbreed, and Pony People in the House Get Hyped

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Nightbreed: The Director's Cut - I haven't seen the theatrical cut of Clive Barker's Cabal adaptation since it was first on HBO, but I remember thinking it felt like huge chunks were missing that might have clarified the story some. Now restored with some 20 old minutes taken out and 45 put back in, its point couldn't be clearer - Barker's basically doing a grotesque take on the X-Men, with homophobia/AIDS metaphors cranked to 11. In a new introduction, he says studio executives at the time couldn't understand monsters being the good guys, but I think he's being euphemistic.

Dig: Boone (pretty/dumb Craig Sheffer) has a good job and a nice girlfriend, but he dreams about being a monster and running wild in a crazy underground world. His psychiatrist, the coldly detached Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg, behaving exactly the way you'd hope David Cronenberg would behave), is curious about these fantasies, as he has some of his own about murdering families, which he promptly enacts and pins the blame on self-loathing freak Boone. Boone dies and is reborn among the monsters, who have varying levels of weirdness but all accept each other, as finally the man who walks in both worlds (bisexual, in other words) must defend against an uncaring medical profession and a whole host of dumb redneck gun nuts (in a slight twist, they're Canadian rather than Appalachian).

It's a bit on the nose, and I wish the non-Cronenberg villains weren't quite such caricatures. It's still a ballsy allegory for the late '80s (it was released in 1990 originally) and full of imaginative designs; it may be hard to take fully seriously today, but it remains a defiantly unique vision even if the hair and makeup have not aged well. Hate to say this, but a remake could work. (Note that this is different from the Cabal Cut that played a limited theatrical run with deteriorated elements; the Blu-ray cut is fully restored and not as long.)

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