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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

James Gordon and Leslie Thompkins are getting married!

US Weekly just tweeted that James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin) from Fox TV's Gotham are engaged in real life!

This would be Ben McKenzie's (The OC) first marriage, and Morena Baccarin's (Firefly, Deadpool) second (She married film producer and director Austin Chick in 2011 and divorced him in 2016. They have one child, Julius). The couple recently celebrated the birth of their first child: Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan.

The two have been together since 2015

Deadpool could not be reached for comment.

Suffice to say he won't be happy.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Emmy Nominated actor Ron Glass - Shepherd Book from Firefly and Serenity - dies at 71

Shepherd Book - Ron Glass - July 10, 1945 – November 25, 2016

Ron Glass, the actor we've come to love for portraying Shepherd Derrial Book from the Firefly TV-series and Serenity, died last November 25  at the age of 71.

Glass, a theater actor, turned to TV and films i 1972 and is best known for his role as the pseudo-Christian preacher and for his role as Detective Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–82) for which he received an Emmy nomination.

There's an outtake from the 2005 Serenity movie that was never used where Shepherd Book delivers a prayer for the dead called the "Haven Prayer". It seems fitting to use it here.

"Lord, I'm walking your way. Let me in, for my feet are sore, my clothes are ragged. 
Look in my eyes, Lord, and my sins will play out on them as on a screen. Read them all. 
Forgive what you can and send me on my path. I will walk on until you bid me rest." 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Marvel's New Mutants Storyboard teaser released

Welcome to a news report from comingsoon.net about Marvel's New Mutants! To the uninitiated, yes, these are the junior X-Men - most of which would eventually become full fledged X-Men, two of whom would become Avengers.

Comingsoon.net reports that both Marvel and 20th Century Fox have yet to officially announce the existence of the New Mutants film, but it reportedly will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars), and will be written by Bon, Knate Lee (Jackass), Scotte Neustadter (The Fault in our Stars, 500 Days of Summer) and Michael H Weber (The Fault in our Stars, 500 Days of Summer).

So. The Fault in our Stars meets Jackass. Personally that doesn't sound promising.


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

DC TV Teamup: Flash, Arrow, Supergirl & The Legends of Tomorrow

DC and the CW just released the trailer for the Heroes v Aliens: The Dominators, that brings together the Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and the Legends of Tomorrow all into one massive team-up worthy of the Justice League!/

Highlights include:

  • Looks like it starts in Central City
  • The Dominators stick to their comic book plot of wiping out everyone on Earth before we become a scourge.
  • Heatwave is proudly a bad-guy among-st the heroes
  • Looks like it's Barry fault again
  • The Flash in a leadership role (?)
  • Arrow's back-up crew is here too
  • Deathstroke!
  • Best Team-up EVER!!!!

Alien: Covenant 2017 teaser poster and release date

The Aliens Facebook page released this teaser poster for the upcoming 2017 Alien:Covenant movie and we have to say that this is one THE MOST horrifying and simple posters ever made. Classic.
Run
It's actually too late to run if he's that's close
Alien: Covenant will hit the silver screen on May 19, 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke joins the Star Wars Universe

Emilia Clarke 2013 (Straighten Colors 2)
Emilia Clarke Joins Star Wars
We're really excited to help spread the news that Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke AKA Daenerys Targaryen - The Unburnt; Queen of the Andals, Queen of Meereen, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons - has just joined the Star Wars Universe. 

The 30 year old actress  will be joining the still untitled 2018 Han Solo Solo movie which will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) and Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) in the highly anticipated film.

For more details, do visit StarWars.com 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad

Welcome to a quick review of the McFarlane Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad action figure.

Assassins Creed

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Lucky Bonez (Bad Kitty Cosplay) now has a Youtube Channel

Welcome to a little news bit about one of our favorite Cosplayers, Bad Kitty Cosplay - Black Cat, who now goes by the name Lucky Bonez - which may or may be her real name - who now has her own shiny new YouTube Channel!


Her first video has her answering 20 questions about herself. Highlights include:

  • SHE LOVES HALO!!!! Which makes us love her even more.
  • She loves horror movies, which.... is a acquired taste, sorry.
  • She's been Cosplaying for around 8-10 years
  • Her favorite Cosplay character is not Black Cat (HUH!!!!????) It's Domino. Though she wishes she could Cosplay as a HALO Arbiter
  • She would eat Bacon and Eggs
  • She's in love with Steve Buscemi (And well she should be, the guy's a hero) 
  • She finds Salvador Dali "Trippy" - so do we.
If you want to ask her any questions, ask them on
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Marvel pokes fun at BvS - Uncanny X-Men Annual # 1

Hot off their high over the success of Dr Strange, Marvel took a swipe at DC's Batman vs Superman in their Uncanny X-Men Annual # 1. The second part of the annual showcases Domino who is assaulting a compound and comes across two guards talking about their latest kill:

Uncanny X-Men Annual # 1
Domino doesn't care about Martha. Uncanny X-Men Annual # 1

And that's what Domino thinks of that story.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Jedi Knight Sarrissa Jeng Quick Review

Welcome to a quick review of Jedi Knight Sarrissa Jeng from the Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights 4-pack
Star Wars Attack of the Clones
Jedi Knight Sarrissa Jeng

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Suicide Squad Extended DVD Offer: Harley Quinn's Tattoo Guide

Apparently there is an official Harley Quinn Tattoo Guide that was just released along with the Extended Cut DVD of Suicide Squad.

Despite the misgivings we may have with the film, Suicide Squad at the end of the day is a visual treat.

And one of the definite treats was Harley Quinn.

According to Batman-news.com,  if you purchase the extended version of Suicide Squad via VUDU, you get access to extra content via their IOS application - which includes a tattoo guide for Harley Quinn.

The tattoo guide is a must see for tattoo enthusiasts and cosplayers who love Margot Robbie's version of Harley Quinn.

Download Suicide Squad's Extended Cut DVD via VUDU here.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Man-at-Arms

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Modern Edition
Never think while you're hungry. 
Welcome to a review of our He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Modern Edition Man-At-Arms.

We've always loved Man-At-Arms: Strong father figure, keeper of some of the deepest secrets of Castle Grayskull (Including the fact that Teela may be his biological daughter with the Sorceress' - at least that's how the 2002 cartoon put it - could. She could also be Fisto's. In 1983 he just adopted her from the Sorceress); weapon-smith, and; leader of the Palace Guard.

The original Man-At-Arms did not have a bushy mustache - we still remember having that figure as a child and wondering why he looked different in the cartoon - it turns out that Filmation added the mustache as an after-thought to make him look older.

Still he was someone we wanted to grow up to be. Actually more than He-Man.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hugh Jackman - Logan Poster Revealed


Hugh Jackman posted one of the first posters of Logan. The poster also provides one of the first looks of Sienna Novikov as X-23.



Justice League Dark - Official Trailer


IGN just released the complete official trailer for Justice League Dark. Highlights include:

  • It's rated R!!!! Yay!
  • Doesn't seem to be anything more than a cleaned up version of previous trailers
  • Justice League is confirmed as:
    • Wonder Woman
    • Superman
    • Aquaman
    • Flash
    • Martian Manhunter
    • Hawkman
    • Batman
    • Green Lantern - John Stewart
  • The Spirit of the House did give itself a nice body
  • Great magic effects
  • Batman's secret is revealed: He has a butler
  • No release date. BOOOOOO!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Shame or Glory - A Game of Thrones Commercial


Presenting Shame or Glory - A Game of Thrones Commercial. This is a must watch commercial - as in finish the whole 3.07 minutes, believe us, it's worth it. Highlights include:

  • The Mountain - Hafthor Julius Bjornsson - is one SCCAAARRRY.... Mountain.... of a man. But he's also incredibly funny in a gentle giant form of way.
  • Septa Unella - Hannah Waddingham - is indeed incredibly beautiful! It's a wonder how that beauty can be hidden by her character's robes. Holy Mother Earth indeed
But the scary part is that, til the end, it never occurred to us why exactly Septa Unella was harassing the poor shopper about. Through 80% of the commercial we were struggling to guess what he did wrong. And that actually reflects just how blind we were to certain purchases which we do everyday that seem so simple and banal, but actually have a huge impact on the environment.

Sad.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ghost in the Shell "Shelling" sequence bootleg from IGN


UPDATE: Hot off the heels of the 1st official Ghost in the Shell trailer is this bootleg video from IGN revealing the shelling sequence of the Major. It remains quite true to the original opening sequence of The Ghost in the Shell - with less focus on her breasts - and a dash of Westworld.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Ghost in the Shell First Official Full Length Trailer


Ghost in the Shell
Major Motoko Kusanagi, all natural
Here we go! The first official full length trailer of Ghost in the Shell. This is the trailer posted by Comicbook.com and not by Paramount, as this one includes a greeting from Scarlett Johansson. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Heavy CGI. Motoko KUsanagi's cybernetic body looks CGI - as if Paramount learned nothing from Green Lantern. Even when she's cracked open, she looks heavily CGIed
  • That is a beautifully fracked up city. We are in love with the giant holographic advertisements. They definitely brought the city from the anime to life - so why is she white?
  • Heavy Matrix level CGI
  • Girl-on-girl action. YAY!!!!
  • The movie definitely suffers from the inescapable fact that Scarlett Johansson is not Asian. This is probably why she sticks to referring to herself by her rank, rather than her name. 
  • We love the creepy robotic geishas. 
  • "Everything they told you, was a lie.... They did not save your life, they stole it."


Friday, November 11, 2016

Star Wars Sabine Wren - Quick Review

This is a quick-review for the Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren


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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Official Trailer



Presenting the first official trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. To the uninitiated, EuropaCorp USA was kind enough to provide this synopsis with the trailer:

"Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.


Comics versus Hollywood
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. 

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger."

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu.

Highlights include:

  • The opening reminded us a lot of the 5th Element - quickly followed by a reminder that this is the work of Director Luc Besson who made the 5th Element and Lucy. 
  • It's a very "trippy" video which also reminded us a lot of some of the trailers for Suicide Squad
  • Super-hero landing
  • Cara Delevinge is hot as hell
  • Hey Unkar Plutt from Episode VII is here
  • Mass Effect armor
  • This should be an extremely interesting or extremely boring movie. We expect a polarized audience.
Check out the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Social media sites here:
Hey have you ever seen Cara Delevinge rap? And yes we agree that she's hooked up with hotter girls than both of them combined. 



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on

Jon Boyega (Star Wars Episode VII, Attack the Block) released this photo of the script (?) of Pacific Rim 2, on the first day of shooting.

Presenting: Pacific Rim: Maelstrom

Given what a Maelstrom is, it sounds like the breach will be re-opened with force.

John Boyega will be playing the son of the Marshal Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) in the movie.

Top 12 GI Joes fans would use in real life.

Outback, Beachhead and Lowlight storm the beach
Presenting the top 12 GI Joes that fans would use in real life. 

This is actually the results of a poll posted by Ed in the GI Joe Rec Room Facebook page. He asked "If you had a 3 man team to infiltrate Cobra Island who would you pick?

It was a good question because it fell down to the bare minimum in terms of military fire-teams. Which three would you indeed assemble and send - quite possibly - to their deaths (Someone actually suggested the Fire-team of Windmill, Skidmark and Sneek Peek because he did not expect to see them come back alive - to be fair, we think Skidmark would make it). 

Anyway we decided to tally the data and here are the results - the top 12 GI Joes that fans would pick if they had to send a three-man fire-team to infiltrate Cobra island

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Ghost in the Shell, first action scene trailer


So apparently Paramount pictures released a new 13 second trailer for their upcoming controversially white-washed movie "Ghost in the Shell" And either most of nerd-dom has dismissed it as a failure already, or it barely registered and they need to work on their marketing.

Highlights include:

  • Predator meets the Matrix
  • Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) appearing for the first time in her cyber-punk full body prosthesis - and kicking ass.
  • Scarlett Johansson's 32-DDs are unavoidable.
  • Would be really better if Motoko was Asian.

Marvel Legends Barbara "Bobbi" Morse AKA Mockingbird

Marvel Legends Onslaught BAF series
Bobbi Morse - Mockingbird
Presenting Barbara "Bobbi" Morse AKA the Mockingbird from the Marvel Legends Onslaught BAF toyline.

To be perfectly honest we miss Adrianne Palicki and her portrayal of Mockingbird in the Marvel: Agents of Shield TV series. We sincerely hope that she returns or reprises the role elsewhere.

To the uninitiated who only know her as the ex-Mrs. Hawkeye, Dr. Barbara "Bobbi" Morse (Yes, she has a Doctorate in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology - and she also went to the SHIELD Spy school), was originally created as a love-interest for Ka-Zar back in 1971 by writer Len Wein and artist
Neal Adams (She also wasn't originally a blonde).

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mass Effect Andromeda: Official Cinematic Trailer


Bioware just released the cinematic trailer for the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, video game. You remember Bioware? They're the guys who fracked with us and gave us Mass Effect 3 - yeah that game where you die in the end no matter what.

Did you know that there was a fan who was so pissed with the ending, he sued Bioware - and only withdrew his suit due to the release of an extended cut of the ending (Where you still die).

Anyway, highlights of what could be a horrible mistake include:

  • First glimpse of the Hyperion. While the new ship in the series is the Tempest, it does make sense that there would be a mother ship (?) in the exploration of a new galaxy.
  • Both Tatooine and Hoth Like environments
  • A Glimpse of the new bad-guy
  • Lots of stunning environments and new things to kill. 
Mass Effect Andromeda will be released in the Q1 of 2017



Monday, November 7, 2016

Maid of Might Cospay

We are really falling in love with the Cosplay work from Maid of Might Cosplay. Her real name is Jessica and she describes herself as a cosplayer, comic collector (With over 8,000 comics in her collection) & all around dork.


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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hoshino - A Star Wars Fan FIlm


Hoshino
I know a guy
Presenting: Hoshino, a Star Wars Fan film from Director Stephen Vitale, and writen/produced by Eric Carrasco. It stars the very beautiful Youtube star Anna Akana (You might remember her from the movie Ant-Man) as blind Jedi Master Ko Hoshino. The 7.02 minute YouTube video is soooo good, it almost brought a tear to our eyes when Master Hoshino finally ignites her blade at the end of the film.

It definitely left us wanting more, more, MORE!!!!

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The Powerful Pink [Power Rangers]


Well that's definitely not something you see everyday.

Check out this roundup of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as assembled by the - very happy - Chris Cantada that includes the likes of Alodia Gosiengfiao, Bianca King, Nicole Andersson, Bea Benedicto, Bubbles Paraiso, and Janice Hung. :

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Where to buy toys in Manila: Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas

Comic Odyssey: Robinson's Galleria
Where to buy Toys in Manila:Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas Avenue cor. EDSA, Quezon City.

While the Toy Mecca of Manila will, in our opinion, always be that wretched hive of scum and villainy called Greenhills (Seriously, it used to be a real hive of scum and villainy); time, circumstance and company sometimes prevent us or visitors from going to Greenhills - especially with the traffic.

So we've decided to start compiling alternate places where you or visitors to our country may find toys.

Presenting: Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas. Wikipedia defines the Robinsom's Galleria mall as: "...a 5-level shopping mall and a landmark along, EDSA and Ortigas Avenue with more than 400 shops, dining outlets, entertainment facilities and service centers. It is located within a mixed-use complex composed of two high-rise office towers namely the Galleria Corporate Center and the Robinsons-Equitable Tower, the Holiday Inn Manila and Crowne Plaza Manila, the Galleria Regency and the historic EDSA Shrine."

John Gokongwei purchased the land where Robinsons Galleria now stands from the government in 1987 following the miracle of People Power that led to the fall of the Marcos Dictatorship - yes it was a dictatorship, and he did not stand down to prevent bloodshed (God knows he's spilled enough already), he was ousted and ran with his tail between his legs He is no hero. The Catholic Church purchased the land at the very corner where now stands the EDSA shrine. The mall opened in 1990. 

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The Lego Batman Movie Trailer


Warner Brothers just released the latest trailer for The Lego Batman movie and it's soooo cute!

Will Arnett is the greatest Batman EVER!!!

Highlights include:

  • Robin (Michael Sera) - not so adorable, kinda gross
  • Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) - as police commissioner
  • Batman versus Superman - which kinda hurt the Joker's feelings.apparently Batman is not exclusive)
  • Really, really, REALLY cool Batplane(?) Masterbuild
The Lego Batman movie is slated for release in February 2017.

Will Arnett 2017
The Lego Batman Movie

Friday, November 4, 2016

Marvel Legends BAF Abomination

Marvel Legends BAF
Marvel Legends BAF Abomination
Presenting the Abomination from the Marvel Legends Build an Action Figure series of the same name. 

Emil Blonsky, or the Abomination, was created by Stan Lee ad Gil Kane in 1967 as an opponent for the Incredible Hulk.

Side note: Say what you want about the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie, we think Tim Roth was a wonderful Emil Blonsky.

The comic book Emil Blonsky however did not gain his powers via a gamma infused blood transfusion. Emil was a KGB agent sent to photograph equipment that was used in the creation of the Incredible Hulk. While doing this, he exposed himself to a large dose of Gamma radiation and transformed into the Abomination. 

He's been a foil for the Incredible Hulk and the other heroes of the Marvel Universe ever since - until the Red Hulk killed him

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Star Wars Kanan Jarrus in Storm Trooper Armor - Quick Review

This is a quick-review for the Star Wars Rebels Kanan Jarrus in Storm Trooper Armor.


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Wonder Woman November 2016 Trailer



The latest Wonder Woman Trailer is out! Highlights include

  • She's a very good secretary - there's a bit of a homage to Christopher Reeve catching a bullet in the Superman movies
  • War comes to Themyscira
  • An Amazon dies (? - yeah most likely)
  • Bullet blocking action
  • DC adding a dash of comedy
UPDATE: DC also released the following posters: Courage, Wonder and Power..



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
Timothy Zahn reclaims the character he created for the now destroyed Star Wars Expanded Universe with a new novel entitled Thrawn. 

Amazon has this to say about Zahn's new book on Mitth'raw'nuruodo: "In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history."

Thrawn will be officially released on April 11, 2017. Pre-order your copy here



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

5 Heroes who died and stayed dead

Marvel Dead Heroes
Marvel's Book of the Dead
Presenting 5 heroes who died and stayed dead. Today is November 1 or Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents"); Tomorrow is November 2 AKA Día de los Muertos the "Day of the Dead"

So it only seemed right to do a review of dead comic-book super-heroes.

Unfortunately while the list of dead throughout the comic book world seems to be quite a long list, most of the really good dead people keep coming back to life (And DC keeps rebooting its universe so eveyrone keeps coming back to life). We wanted to include Jean Grey for example - given that she's been dead since 2004, but we know that Marvel will bring her back one day - hell they've written a future where she returned.

So we really had to dig deep to find some really good dead bodies for this article.

Please do take the time to remember friends, family and other loved ones in your life who have gone ahead. And do remember to value the friends, family and loved ones who are with you today.

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