TR Interview: Dylan Postl, From Happy Hornswoggle to Lethal Leprechaun

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm


When WWE Studios announced they'd acquired the rights to the Leprechaun movie franchise, there was never any doubt who would star - Dylan Postl had been playing a leprechaun character on WWE TV for years, albeit a very different kind from the primeval beast that the movie intends to reveal.

Unusually for a WWE superstar, Postl in person seems slightly uncomfortable talking about himself, perhaps because in the ring he has mostly gotten by with grunts and body language. But at a Comic-Con roundtable, we managed to get a few good words out of him.

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Annie Potts Reveals What Ghostbusters' Janine Melnitz Would Be Doing Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm


Does it not strike anybody else as a travesty that in all the talk of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot/sequel, nobody is mentioning Janine? In the cartoon and its toyline, she did get to bust some ghosts. And Annie Potts is still funny and could use the work.

To prove it, here she imagines where her character would be right now, complete with illustrations. Louis or Egon? Kids or no kids? Would bustin' still make her feel good? You GOT that answers those questions, below.

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I'm Not Sure "Incestuous Lesbian Watchmen Fan Fiction" Is Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:00 am


When Zack Snyder challenged his Watchmen women Malin Akerman and Carla Gugino to the ALS ice bucket charity challenge, he didn't tell them to make out. They decided to do that all on their own.

(They only play mother and daughter in the movie, so it's totally not creepy, right?)

Presuming that they also donated to the charity, I think the video is now officially the best movie Zack Snyder has ever been responsible for. If Sucker Punch had been this short, I think more people would have liked it.

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Blu-ray Today: Zombie Apocalypse, Nuclear War...and Legends of Oz

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 am


The Walking Dead Season 4 - It's getting to where the quality of the shows themselves really don't matter so much when it comes to Blu-ray sales, as the McFarlane packaging alone is almost worth the cost. Last year it was floating heads in fishtanks (mine have grown an impressive layer of mold); this year, it's a tree zombie whose head and arm move when you pull the discs out, making it more articulated than most classic Spawn figures.

The show itself was iffier this season once it got rid of the Governor - the solo episodes are less fun, and the new characters en route to Washington haven't made much of an impression. Here's hoping Terminus itself will be more compelling than the build-up to it.

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4 Things the Porn Parody Doctor Whore Gets Right, and 3 It Doesn't

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am


Even though so many nerd properties are now pretty much mainstream, it's still a special time when a nerdy property gets popular enough for a porn parody. This has been true for things like The Avengers, James Cameron's Avatar, and Star Trek. And now it's true for Doctor Who as well.

Today, to celebrate, we're looking at Wood Rocket's Doctor Whore, a recently made (and free to watch online if you're 18) parody, that mainly focuses on the era of the 11th Doctor. This is actually the third Doctor Who skin flick I've heard of; its predecessors being Dr. Loo and the Filthy Phaleks, and Doctor Screw. (Nobody seems to have gone with the more obvious "Cocktor Who" yet.) Doctor Whore's name might not roll off the tongue as well its predecessors, but it still is something to look into.

This is your last warning: get your kids, pets, and whoever else will make you feel guilty out of the room, and hit the jump.

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Sideshow's 1/6 Scale Imperial Probe Droid Is Reasonably Priced by Sideshow Standards

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm


How insanely steep is the 1/6 scale collectible market that I see a $250 price tag and decide that's a pretty good deal?

Well, it is. Hot Toys 12" figures go for around that much, and this thing has lights, sounds, articulation everywhere it ought to be, and a base/stand that makes it probably around two feet tall.

I'm still not going to buy it - it looks so movie-accurate that I'd half-expect it to explode after taking a minor hit. But for those of you who will, I have to say you're not getting completely fleeced this time.

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Funko to Make Blind-Boxed Minifigs of EVERY Sci-Fi Character You Like (Seriously).

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm


Holy, holy crap. We are all going to go broke.

Alien. Predator. Tron. The Rocketeer. E.T. Mars Attacks. Mr. Spock. Mal and Jayne. Judge Dredd. Robocop. Robby the Robot. The Metaluna Mutant. All in the same style and line. And by the looks of it, sporting some articulation. It's like Disney Infinity without having to buy an expensive game.

I'm all out of smartass comments here. It's like you get to be the Beyonder and hold the best Secret Wars ever.

Fantastic Four Director Josh Trank confirms Ben Grimm Picture [UPDATE: Taken Down]

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

So this may have been a fake account, and the picture has been taken down and off Twitter - I embedded the Tweet specifically because I figured higher-ups at Fox might want it taken down, and this way the burden was on Twitter.

I think the picture was real, though.

I'd like to see more of the classic eyebrow, but this is okay...still skeptical Jamie Bell can play him though.

Weekend Open Thread: Become Robocop, Shake Some Tail and Drone in on Disney

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

There won't be a Weekend Hangover post on Monday, as Monday morning's list will be Liz Ohanesian's report from Power Morphicon. So let me try to throw as many items as I can out there now:


-Rob Liefeld just looks like he's blatantly feeding the trolls with that variant cover above.

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Funko's Got Your Dancing Baby Groot Toy Right Here

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm


It doesn't actually dance; it just bobbles its cute li'l head. But that's how we all got started.

Aside from the accessory figure that comes with the insanely expensive Hot Toys Rocket & Groot, this is the only official version of Dancing Baby Groot in toy form so far. I feel pretty certain it won't be the last.

Per Marvel's Ryan Penagos, pricing and preorder information will be revealed Monday. I hear it's going to retail for $IAmGroot.99, and be available online at IAmGroot. Consider that just a rumor, though.