Thursday, May 28, 2015

SDCC 2015: Doctor Who Set For Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con

BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for a Hall H panel on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler, who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC AMERICA its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.

Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Video “Time To Go To War"

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight.  The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Video – “Time To Go To War” is a continuation of the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Video – “Officer Down.” See more of the Dark Knight in action in this extended gameplay walkthrough, as he pays a visit to Scarecrow’s safe house and battles the forces of the Arkham Knight’s militia.

Top Shelf's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Graphic Novel

Legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson's genius was rooted in his ability to blend reality with fiction, serious cultural analysis with madcap escapades, astonishing words with unforgettable images. In that spirit, and in proud partnership with the Thompson estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson's book of the same name.

"I'm so pleased that one of the first collaborative projects to come out of the Top Shelf / IDW relationship will be Troy Little's inspired take on a true classic of American literature," said Top Shelf Editor-In-Chief Chris Staros. "One of the most unforgettable writers turned loose in one of my favorite cities! We can't wait to show you what Troy's done with it."

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' Sorceress Statue from Masters of the Universe



Pop Culture Shock's artisans have outdone themselves this time, taking the vibrant art of the Filmation cartoon and making Sorceress appear as if she stepped off the animation cel and into real life. The standard version of this statue will be available to all retailers, while a second exclusive, available only on Popcultureshocktoys.com and will feature her magical alternate eagle form, Zoar.

Thanks to Sorceress's ancient wisdom, we have foreseen these items going on sale on Monday June 1st at 3PM.

Poltergeist (2015) Movie Reviewed

When Eric Bowen is laid off, the Bowen family are forced to look for a new home. What initially appears to be the best option in their price range, is in fact a home haunted by a large number of malevolent entities. These ghosts have their eyes on the youngest daughter Madison, and when she is kidnapped and taken to their domain, the Bowen's son Griffin is forced to face his numerous fears to help bring her back.

Just to get it out of the way: The Poltergeist remake is not one of small group of movies better than the original. It doesn’t seem like saying much to me, but people need to hear it before any discussion of this movie can begin.

One thing you’ll learn about me as I review movies is that I have nothing against remakes in principle. When I hear a movie is being remade, I don’t ask ‘why?’ but instead I ask ‘who?’. It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that, like most Hollywood pictures, remakes are green-lit by the studio with the express intention of making money. You can be equally as cynical about the latest superhero movie, Nicholas Sparks adaptation, female starring comedy vehicle and found footage project.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Movie Minions Invade The Toy Isles

Ohhh...those hyper active, mischievous Minions. Running about like drunken, round gremlins, willing to do evil, or good, for the master who commands them. Love them or hate them, the Minions are about to be EVERYWHERE as we approach the July 10th release date of their new movie! At this moment, a trip to your local Toys R Us may uncover an entire isle of the Twinkie-esque henchmen (half left overs from Despicable Me 2/ the other half for the new film). They sing...they dance..they rock out..and some have an unhealthy fascination with bananas.  Let's take a look at the toys currently on hand to feed all your Minion needs...

SDCC 2015: Diamond Select/ Action Figure Xpress Exclusives

In their quest to get new and unique products into the hands of collectors, Diamond Select Toys has frequently teamed up with retailer Action Figure Xpress on exclusive items that expand on DST’s existing lines in very exciting ways. And at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, AFX will offer four new items developed by DST, each more exciting than the last! With new items from Alien, Predator, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League Unlimited, there’s something for every kind of fan! Pre-order at actionfigurexpress.com and arrange to pick it up at the con, or have it sent straight to your home after the show!

Friday, May 22, 2015

NXT Takeover: Unstoppable - Underclassmen Outshine WWE Superstars

Kevin Owens, with chair, looms above injured Sami Zayn
Kevin Owens is not the sort of person the WWE used to hire. Let alone shine the spotlight on. He’s not especially tall. He’s overweight. He has a face and a beard that you'd expect to pass on the street, not see on your TV. But when you see him wrestle he makes you into an instant fan not in spite of all that, but because of it. It would be wrong to say Kevin is unassuming, because if you spilt his drink at a bar you would likely be terrified of what this guy might do to you, but his stamina and athleticism far surpass what you’d expect from someone with his physique.

SDCC 2015: DC Collectibles San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives



DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, revealed today three “con exclusive” products only available to those attending Comic Con International: San Diego on July 8-12 2015. Check out the exciting line-up below!

DC Super Pets Krypto Plush Toy – Based on the artistic style of legendary comic book artist, Art Baltazar, DC Collectibles' all-new DC Super Pets plush line will release an exclusive 6'' Krypto Plush Toy at SDCC.  Priced at $9.95, this cute and cuddly item is sure to impress fans – both young and old!

Nintendo Offers One More Round of Splatoon Testfire Ahead of Launch

A short while ago, Nintendo gave Wii U owners a chance to sample their upcoming exclusive, online shooter Splatoon. For those that missed the free taste, they are opening the demo up again for one hour on Saturday the 23rd of May at 6PM EDT, ahead of the games launch next week on Friday the 29th allowing people another chance to see what all the buzz is about.
Splatoon marks Nintendo’s first foray into the online shooter market, but it does a lot more than add bright cartoony graphics to the genre. Okay yes, it does add bright cartoony graphics because that’s Nintendo’s thing, but it does more than that.