TR Review: Terminator Genisys Is Like the Marvel Comic Spin-off Version of Terminator

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:48 am

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Having viewed Terminator: Genisys twice now - a rare luxury for critics - I can state from a position of some authority that it works a lot better once all "spoilers" are out of the way. The "shocking" revelations - the biggest of which has been given away in the trailers and recent posters - feel as cheap as they are, yet once that's all out of the way, there's time to appreciate the action for what it is, and even notice the little touches that help make some of the more ridiculous moments somewhat logical in context.

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Ben Affleck's Lego Batmobile Revealed

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

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The Wall Street Journal got to debut this image, from a set that seems reasonably priced at $29.99, especially since it'll include another vehicle and minifigs to be announced.

Given Funko's reveal earlier, it seems the time to keep all the merchandise hidden has passed. I suspect we'll see Mattel reveal some of the main action figure stuff very soon.

"Real Fake History" Recounts the Battle of Endor, Ken Burns-Style

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

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"Real Fake History," a new online series from Machinima, looks at great historical battles in nerd fiction, and gives them the full PBS documentary treatment (for a few minutes, anyway). Narrated by veteran voice-over actor Phil Morris, future episodes will include the likes of Kill Bill and Starcraft.

But first - Return of the Jedi. Rebel pilots remember it well, even if they still don't understand what the hell Nien Nunb was saying.

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Paul Feig Has Feminized the Ghostbuster Proton Packs in a Way That'll Drive Haters Nuts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

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Do you see it? Look closely.

SPOILER after the jump...

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And Now We Have the New Ghostbusters Costumes

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

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Same logo. Similar color.

1000% more girl cooties.

via Paul Feig

Star Trek Beyond Title Confirmed, First Official Set Image Revealed

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm

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It's a day for intergalactic en-title-ment. Justin Lin Tweeted out this pic of a Starfleet insginia, along with the hashtag #StarTrekBeyond, making official the rumored title.

Now, if they were to follow the mold of Batman Beyond, that would mean Old Kirk mentoring New Kirk. But that's reading waaaaaay too much into things. I think.

As long as we're "beyond" copying scenes from prior movies, that's all I ask.

James Gunn Just Confirmed an Utterly Unsurprising Title for Guardians of the Galaxy's Sequel

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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It's Guardians V Howard: Dawn of Duckiness.

Nah. If only. It's...

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Final Funko Comic-Con Exclusives Include Crystal Meth Heisenberg, First Batman v Superman Toys

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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How many toothless truckers do you think will try to smoke this toy by accident? "Blue Crystal" Heisenberg from Breaking Bad has to be the first figure I've ever seen that's designed to look like a drug producer made out of drugs. And ironically, to purchase one, you'll probably have to stay awake all night in line.

Funko also has the first ever Batfleck figure to hit the market, in the form of a Pop Vinyl Batman v Superman set...

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WB Will Let New Line Handle Vertigo Comics Movies, if They Ever Make Any

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

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In a move that would seem to suggest the cinematic universes will be kept separate, Warner Bros. is moving all Vertigo-inspired comic-book movie projects to its New Line division, responsible for all the Peter Jackson Tolkien movies, and gneerally giving filmmakers a bit more freedom.

For this to work, however, they actually have to make some Vertigo movies. And considering Constantine just got canceled on TV, and Preacher's going to AMC, what's next? Well, there's Sandman, which has been in development hell forever, and most recently has had Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached. There's Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark, announced three years ago and nowhere near beginning shooting. A Swamp Thing reboot with modern special effects is something fans - by which I mean me - would like to see, but only with the budget to do it right, which is hard to obtain for a "mature" title.

Point is, this is all posturing for now, but I hope it means we're one step closer to getting some DC movies that aren't just about superheroes. Get it right, and it's something that could be very different from the Marvel model.

7 Awesome Things We Saw and Heard at the Saturn Awards

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Liz Ohanesian
The Saturn Awards celebrated genre entertainment on June 25 in Los Angeles.
James Gunn, Richard Armitage and Melissa McBride were amongst stars of genre entertainment who were honored Thursday night at the 41st annual Saturn Awards. Essentially a Golden Globes for nerds, the event spotlights television and film of the sci-fi, fantasy and horror varieties.

The full list of winners is available online, but, to summarize, Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy were the favorites amongst the film nominees, while Hannibal, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Flash secured a good share of TV awards.

Judging from the crowd of autograph-hunters outside the venue late in the night, it was a good place to get a hold of your favorite cult entertainment stars from Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show) to Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island). Cosplayers, most of whom were dressed in unusual variations of popular characters, were on hand for photo-ops. Read more on who we saw and what we heard at the event.

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