Friday, May 31, 2013

Patrick Stewart Talks About Domestic Violence

Honest people tend to only speak honestly...and from the heart, so it is no surprise that when Patrick Stewart was commended for his work with Amnesty International in the middle of what was supposed to be your average Q&A on a body of work that would surely include many Star Trek questions, he did not think twice to say exactly what he felt and in no small words. Heather Skye says it best, the woman who posed the question, set's this video up perfectly...

This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.

When he embraced me he told me "You never have to go through that again, you're safe now". I just kept thanking him.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Transformers 4 Designs Roll Out

Did you forget there was another Transformers movie coming?? It's ok...we've all been trying to forget...but maybe THIS TIME it will be AWESOME.  ...this...time...~shudder~ Anyways...NEW CAR DESIGNS!!

Check-out the re-envisioned and remodeled Autobots on Highway 163 in Monument Valley near the border of Arizona and Utah. New vehicles include a completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) plus two completely new characters: a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet's upcoming 2014 production car and a classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million!

Disney's Planes: Trailer 2

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.

Countdown to Venture Bros: A Method to the Madness

November 21, 2010 was the air date of the season finale of Venture Bros. Season 4. After drinking our fill of the DVD release, we screamed for more, and so were given "A Very Venture Christmas" and "From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy" and "A Very Venture Halloween", all thrown to us like a warlord throwing scraps of meat to feral dogs..providing just enough to keep us alive and still assure we fight over every last bit. And now..mangy..rabid..frothing at the mouth..we take a seat at our couches and wait patiently for Season 5 to begin. I paint a pretty picture, don't I?!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mattel's Superman: Man of Steel Collectibles Lineup

As June 14th draws ever closer, we thought we'd take a look at all the crazy toys that have hit shelves in force to celebrate Superman: Man of Steel! Like the Iron Man 3 line, which seems to be stalled on the pegs at the moment, Mattel's Man of Steel line has a heavy focus on kid-friendly play, with a slight detour into collector territory with their Movie Masters series. The middle ground looks to be a 3 and 3 quarter inch line that is light on details and articulation, but packed with an accessory for play ripped straight from the screen...until you get into the various power suits for Superman, which we highly doubt make an appearance. Can't do a toy line without day-glow super heroes!! Here's the main lineup from Mattel...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pacific Rim Drift Space Featurette

When we caught up with Guillermo del Toro at NY Comic Con last October, he explained how the massive Jaeger robots required two pilots to handle the load and even hinted we'd see what would happen when only one pilot was left to take on the task single-handedly. In this new Pacific Rim Fearturette, we explore the relationship between man and robot and more importantly, how two human beings become one pilot.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Aquabats Super Show Season 1 DVD Review

We live in a bold, exciting time where TV shows, both animated and live action, can get a green light even if they make very little sense. Ongoing plot lines are abandoned in favor of stand alone stories that harken to what has come before and incorporate those elements for the enjoyment of those who were actually paying attention. More important than all of this is a level of ridiculous that lies somewhere between a Troma film and your average, wacky daytime Soap Opera. This is not a ridiculous that leaves us scratching our heads and blindly awaiting the next chapter just because we have to see what incredibly messed up moment the creators will throw at us next. This is good old fashioned slapstick..and superior comedic timing...and the power of a goofy face..and excellent writing by people that understand the difference between throwing a joke at the audience and waiting those 3 extra beats for facial expressions and blind responses that punch up the awkward and leave any little kid, or adult, busting a gut. THIS, my friends, is the stuff that drives The Aquabats Super Show.

The World's End

Marvel Knights Animation- Wolverine: Origin

Shout! Factory continues their series of motion comics with the book that redefined our man Wolverine...for better or worse...

This summer, Marvel fans will learn the secret history of WOLVERINE that changed the Marvel Universe forever! Written by Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins from a story by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins and Bill Jemas with captivating artwork by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove. The adventures of Wolverine’s early days and the startling revelation of his true origins are brought to life when MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION’S WOLVERINE: ORIGIN debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on July 9, 2013 from Shout! Factory. This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation presentation boasts engaging storytelling combined with visual rich animation and insightful bonus content. Featuring cover art illustration by Joe Quesada and Richard Isanove, this deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. As one of the most important stories of all time in the Marvel Universe, this DVD is a must have for loyal fans, comic book enthusiasts and collectors. MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION’S WOLVERINE: ORIGIN is priced to own at $14.97. (11.99 if you pre-order below!)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Superman: Man of Steel: Fate of Your Planet Clip

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming “The Seventh Son”).  Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Xbox One Revealed

A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble Cartoon Trailer

The Biggest Heroes. The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Stakes!

It’s the most anticipated new animated series to launch this year and this July, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble reunites Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Falcon! Featuring the team that took the world by storm in Marvel’s The Avengers, no fan can miss the action-packed adventures of Earth’s Mightiest as they must protect the Marvel Universe from the biggest threats they’ve ever seen – all while working together as a team! The world's most dangerous Super Villains don't stand a chance when the Avengers Assemble!
Hit the jump for the goods!

Call of Duty Ghosts

In the past, when developers have shown me kill crazed zombies attacking military personnel, I've been tempted to play. Today, Activision showed me a game with an emotional core, insane graphics and ...a soldier puppy...and I aim to play it....when I can afford that damn XBOXone...probably in about two years. I'M A'COMMIN FOR YOU.....SLOWLY!!!

A New "The Wolverine" Trailer

Complete with a roboty looking Silver Samurai and Viper with a snake tongue, which of course makes me think this one will probably miss the mark again. Don't get me wrong, I'll still be there opening night, but with very low expectations.

Monday, May 20, 2013

G.I. Joe Custom Show at SubUrban Vinyl May 31

On Friday, May 31st from 4-9pm, SubUrban Vinyl will become a G.I. Joe emporium with a family-friendly event dedicated to the most influential toy line of our generation: Hasbro's G.I. Joe figures.

The custom toy show involves 30+ of today's most talented artists contributing 100+ custom toys. Based on The Loyal Subjects' newly released line of G.I. Joe mini figures and featuring detailed sculpting and custom paint work, these production toys have evolved over the past few weeks into a vast array of one-of-a-kind sculptures at the hands of the artists below:

Star Wars Rebels for Fall 2014

Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Once Upon A Time Season 2 on Blu-ray/DVD August 13

Relive every thrilling moment of the fairy tale-inspired series when “Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season” casts its tantalizing spell onto Blu-ray/DVD. The curse is broken, magic has arrived, and there’s no telling what – or who – will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new “reality.” Old loyalties will be tested, new heroes will emerge, and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke, love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

From Storybrooke to Fairy Tale Land and beyond, experience all the mystery, romance, action and adventure of the second season of “Once Upon a Time.” Featuring all 22 remarkable episodes and exclusive bonus features, this must-own, five-disc boxed set is pure enchantment on an epic scale.

The LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles Mystery Box

I LOVE MYSTERY BOXES!! ...Even thought my history with mystery boxes tells me not to expect much. Often, the mystery box contains some silly Hollywood movie viral. For "Let Me In", I was sent a funnel in an evidence bag with fake blood on it. For the last "Final Destination" movie, one of the items was a wrench. ..........A wrench. I kid you not. I own a Final Destination Wrench. Today's box should have had me lower my expectations, but the name "LEGO" on the address label raised an eyebrow. LEGO almost never sends anything to the Idle Hands offices! I slowly sliced along the tape, making the reveal move in artificial slow motion, like a mini Christmas morning circa 1984...but this time I've only got one present and I need to make the moment last.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Official Main Trailer for Pacific Rim

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' Pacific Rim."
  In theaters July 12th.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Steampunk World's Fair This Weekend!!

As the largest, ticketed Steampunk event in the world, Steampunk World’s Fair is bringing to life festivities and unforgettable adventures for all ages! This year's entertainment includes headlining musicians of no small reputation including Voltaire, Steam Powered Giraffe, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, and Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band! Dozens of other performers and entertainers pack our weekend long schedule spanning both the Radisson of Piscataway and the Embassy Suites Hotel in Piscataway, NJ. You'll see artists, acrobats, belly dancers, fire breathers, burlesque, ballroom dancing, (mostly) imaginary duels to the death, costume contests (actually there will probably be costumes everywhere you look), games, programming just for kids, comedy, karaoke and more.  In between both hotel venues we host a massive carnival tent providing outdoor attractions, activities, and extremely talented and innovative vendors distributing their Steampunk inspired jewelry, fashions, goods, and countless other curiosities!

NY Upfronts: ABC's New Lineup

Twice a year, in LA, all the journos I know sit in on presentations an conduct interviews for all the new TV/ Cable shows headed our way. Once a year, those same networks get close enough to New Jersey that I can get in on the action. The presentations held as part of the New York Upfronts are probably more showy than those in LA, but then they are meant for advertisers who drop big money to have their products featured, and so a little zazz is expected. This week we'll take a look at the new shows headed your way, of course focusing on the geekiest among the bunch, but also including the occasional show with talent we love and/or film makers that would make us watch.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trailer Goes LIVE!

So, in case you missed it, this IS taking place right after the events from The Avengers, so Coulson being alive is not the stuff of prequels. Someone will have to tell us what the hell happened there. Joss Whedon was on hand at the ABC NY Upfront and remarked that this show is about ordinary people trying to cope in an extraordinary world..and that's exactly what we should be getting in a TV show! What else do we want? Plenty of references within the Marvel Universe, nods to movie events, new characters and perhaps some lifted right from the comics and, of course, Coulson LIVES!! Seems like Whedon is down to give us all that and more, with a gooey emotional center. Tune in Tuesday nights at 8 on ABC! Coming soooon...

Solomon Kane on DVD & Blu-ray July 16th

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of SOLOMON KANE.  The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy (“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan) and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).  The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard.  SOLOMON KANE heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an SRP of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD.

Downton Abbey Jewelry Available Now

The truth of the matter is, when a company takes on an accessory or jewelry license for a TV show or film, they are often producing products sold fairly cheaply at Target or Khols department stores, so it is refreshing whenever we spot someone going above and beyond to bring fans a little glitter from their favorite show and care to make it look fantastic. 1928 has been cooking up some Downtown Abbey inspired jewelry that remain affordable while looking amazing...

Vivid on New Thunderbirds Series

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Vivid as its master toy partner in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for Thunderbirds are Go! (working title), the major new children’s television series co-produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop, which is set to premiere in 2015.

Vivid will produce a range of Thunderbirds are Go! toys, including figurines and vehicles; play sets; die cast models; role play and dress up toys; construction toys; board games and puzzles. The products will launch in the UK in 2015 to coincide with the premiere of the new series, 50 years after its first television debut. The products will then roll out to international markets.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Adult Swim's New & Returning Shows

Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for eight consecutive years, announced its best ratings in the network’s history and a slate of new and returning programming in advance of its annual Upfront event in New York City on May 15, which will feature a scheduled performance by Grammy®-winning Hip-Hop artist & producer Kanye West.

Entering 2013 with its most-watched year to date among adults and males 18-24, 18-34, and 18-49, the 2013-14 programming schedule includes more than 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials. 
The new animated comedy series Rick and Morty from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland is set to premiere in primetime later this year and Mike Tyson is taking his fight from the boxing ring to the streets in the animated series Mike Tyson Mysteries from Warner Bros Animation. The Fox Television’s hit Bob’s Burgers will also air this summer.

Arrested Development Season 4 Trailer

The posters are....everywhere. You can't stop this. They already paid for everything.

The moment of Bluth is upon us as George Sr., Lucille, Michael, George Michael, Tobias, Lindsay, Maeby, G.O.B., and Buster are back for 15 brand new episodes, early this summer. All New Episodes, May 26, Only on Netflix.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Luc Besson's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

FINALLY COMING TO BLU-RAY!!! This summer, let your imagination run free. Journey into an awe-inspiring world of action fantasy and visual wonder with popular French comics heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen! On August 13, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, invite families and the young-at-heart across America to be captivated by one of the most highly anticipated international motion pictures of all time when Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary ADVENTURES of Adèle Blanc-Sec unleashes on DVD and on two-disc BLU-RAY COMBO PACK. The Blu-ray combo pack allows viewers to enjoy The Extraordinary ADVENTURES of Adèle Blanc-Sec on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV.

Merida's Princess Makeover Sparks Controversy

We usually don't talk about topics that are too serious on Idle Hands. Sure, we bitch and moan about the way we think toys should be made, but that's generally as fiery as we get. Today, we've been having a great conversation about the "Merida Makeover" in which the lead character from the movie Brave was given a subtle overhaul as she was officially crowned a Disney Princess. Parent bloggers and women's groups have been firing off angry commentary on Disney's aesthetic choices with the seemingly loudest voice coming from Merida's creator, Brenda Chapman.

Chapman remarked "There is an irresponsibility to this decision that is appalling for women and young girls. Disney marketing and the powers that be that allow them to do such things should be ashamed of themselves. I think it's atrocious what they have done to Merida. When little girls say they like it because it's more sparkly, that's all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy 'come hither' look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It's horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance."

Disneyland's Iron Man 3 Hall of Armors

Emilie Noetzel is an excellent photographer that has been covering events like Wondercon and San Diego Comic Con for years now, for Idle Hands, delivering killer pics of all the collectibles you love so dearly. And some jealousy of her has no bounds. NO BOUNDS!!! Just the other day she dropped in on Disneyland and said hello to all the Iron Man 3 it was nothing. "OHai armors. Just passing through. Maybe I'll take a couple of pictures. Lovely. Now show me something exciting, please and thank you." ARG! Some days I think I'm on the wrong coast, but then I'd miss things like seasons and driving in no traffic..and we all know my powers diminish the further I get from New York. I didn't want to go to stupid ole Disneyland anyways. Bleh.

Emi shot up the place for us, so we could live vicariously. ENJOY!

Agent Coulson LIVES on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

HE'S BACK!!  The tiny thread that held the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 1 together. The unassuming man capable of great heroism and dedication to good comedy, even when dying. AGENT COULSON LIVES!!  Check out this glorious blast of awesome that just dropped...

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Aftershock Reviewed

A Heather Buckley Joint

Eli Roth’s projects work within a certain framework. Young, beautiful, privileged party people, having a great time, only to be interrupted by almost fantastically horrible life events. Flesh-eating bacteria. Torture chambers times two. They suffer and scream. They wind up bloody, watching their loved ones die in front of them. These same themes are also explored within Aftershock, a film that he stars in, co-wrote and produced. Though I would not even call it a movie, maybe an exercise; a very tertiary level exploration of what happens when it all goes very wrong.

Prepare for the Horror of...Squirrels?

Red Sea Media is in the process of assembling a strong slate for the upcoming Marché du Film, including SQUIRRELS, a new horror-thriller that the company has just acquired international sales rights for from Bazelevs, Timur Bekmambetov’s production company.  Bekmambetov is best known as director of the hit international films NIGHT WATCH, WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.  The film was written by Daniel Antoniazzi & Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov.  Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers.  The production is currently setting a director, with an A-list cast expected to sign shortly.  The Red Sea sales office at the Marché du Film will be located at the Lerins venue, booth #R19.  Additional sales titles from the company will be announced in the coming days.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day in Geekington

Yes, folks, this Sunday is Mother's Day...the one day of the year us ungrateful little monsters must do whatever mom least until midnight. Then it's chaos as usual. In the Geekiverse, Mother's Day is still a celebrated holiday...except maybe over at Disney were only Merida has a mom. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH ALL THE MOMMIES??!! Let's take a look at how folks are celebrating this year...

Carrie loves her momma..even when momma locks her in a closet for hours on end. That's devotion.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble Teases

The first is a straight up tease...

Pics or It Didn't Happen: Apes on Horses, Grimes of the Dead, Hammer of the Gods and Treks in NY

Another new feature on Idle Hands where we'll make use of all those quickie news bits that come out way that we didn't know what to do with before. First up...

We have the first image from Season 4 of The Walking Dead (up top). Yess..we know...all your feels til October and you are back in the lovin arms of Mr. Dixon. Not much happening here, unless we assume Rick talks to trees now. Tree: Whatcha doin there Mr. Grimes? Rick: Oh...ya know..stuff...things.

The Gravity Teaser Trailer

Remember that movie "Open Water" where two people go diving and when they come up, the boat is gone and they are left floating in the middle of the ocean? Well, Gravity is somewhat like that, if you just took the phrase "left floating" and added IN SPACE!!! Everything is better in space.

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Eli Roth Talks Aftershock, Green Inferno and Horror That Makes People Throw Up

Aftershock; a tale of hot people partying and the earthquake that wants to eat them; hits theaters today! Heather Buckley saw down with Eli Roth to find out why hot people..why earthquakes..and why now?

Produced, co-written by, and starring Hostel's Eli Roth, and co-written and directed by native Chilean Nicolás López, Aftershock tells the harrowing tale of a group of party goers that face a devastating earthquake and the chaotic aftermath. Here at Idle Hands we were lucky enough to drop in on Roth and get the details on the film and insights into his methods and concepts, which, are explored throughout his projects. A good time interrupted by sudden death.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Rising Tide is Watching the Marvel Universe

Is it for the long awaited Hulk TV series? Is this the first teaser for ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? No concrete answers yet, but we do know Disney is preparing a boat load of viral teasers/ materials and The Rising Tide will be behind it all. Stay tuned!

UPDATE! More crappy "found footage" viral. Yay.

Ya know...if you are going to do viral in the Marvel Universe, at least nod toward something we know! Hole in the street? How about some evidence of a Mole Man attack?! S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in bio-suits? What about a car with a green glowing handprint on the hood tipping us off to a possible Radioactive Man sighting! C'moooon. Give us something to chew on!

Aside from my bitching, our theory here at Idle Hands is that the Rising Tide is a sort of hacker watchdog website looking to expose S.H.I.E.L.D. to the public, as the public at large doesn't even know they exist. Will this be a part of the show? No idea, but it's a nice angle for viral. Now...nod to something geeky already!!

 Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the tip on these.

Marvel's Angela Surfaces

Not long ago, we announced a cross over no one expected. Angela, most known for her role in the Spawn comics, would be making her way into the Marvel Universe! Today, we get a look at her mighty Marvel redesign at the hands of Joe Quesada...

She’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe in over 20 years, and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at ANGELA – redesigned by Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer and superstar artist Joe Quesada! Angela, created by New York Times Best Selling writer Neil Gaiman & industry icon Todd McFarlane, makes her dynamic debut into the Marvel Universe this June, in the star studded conclusion to the critically acclaimed event Age Of Ultron with Age Of Ultron #10!

A Look Inside LEGO Batman's Batcave

The LEGO Batman movie is almost upon us, so it's time for the first clip to roll out! DC Comics’ greatest superheroes and their arch nemeses face-off in an action-packed, hilarious battle in LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite. Based on the popular video game, TT Animation produced the full-length animated feature for May 21, 2013 distribution by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*. Release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.

Big Hero 6 Coming to Life

When Disney announced to the world they would be gobbling up Marvel Entertainment and bringing their entire universe of legendary characters into the fold..and by default, immediately exploring all possibilities with this vast roster, there was only one thought in my head. WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE PIXAR FEATURE LENGTH MARVEL CARTOONS??!!! Today, we get one step closer to my dream...

We are pleased to announce Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2014 animated feature BIG HERO 6, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Venture Brothers Season 5 Coming June 2nd!

Adult Swim announced today the highly anticipated return of the animated series The Venture Bros. premiering Sunday, June 2nd at Midnight (ET, PT). It's back to the Venture compound for an epic fifth outing!

The fifth season of The Venture Bros. picks up moments after the stunning climax of season four and hits the ground running for a season of globe-trotting adventure and stay-at-home suspense. But no matter where it runs—from the steamy jungles of Central America, to the sparkling sands of the Greek Islands, to the seedy back alleys of Tangier, to the jagged cliffs of By-Golly Gulch—the Venture family can’t escape the treachery of enemies old, new, and within.

Ender's Game Trailer Drops

Mission Statement from the International Fleet: United under a single, harmonious government, the International Fleet serves to protect the Earth from another global invasion, while striving to maintain order and propel human progress on Earth.

The most essential pillar of a stronger world is unity. Only through unity can we work together to be prepared. “Lucky for us, every human being has preparation on their mind,” reports I.F. Major Gerald Stacks, special negotiations envoy to the nations of Earth. “The leadership of humanity must prioritize interstellar readiness and, to support that, total global cohesion.”

Electronic Arts On Star Wars Video Games

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games aimed at the core gaming audience and spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.

Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, the development and publishing teams at EA will collaborate with the creative teams at Lucasfilm to provide audiences with all-new gaming experiences set in the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. As part of the agreement, EA studio teams DICE (Battlefield series) and Visceral (Dead Space series) will join BioWare (Mass Effect series, Star Wars: The Old Republic) in the development of new Star Wars games.

Sub Zero Joins Pop Culture Shock's Mortal Kombat Statue Lineup

Do you feel a chill during the warm spring weather?...that can only mean one thing: SUB-ZERO IS HERE! Pop Culture Shock is proud to present the latest entry into it’s 1/4th scale statue line, based on the icy brawler Sub-Zero as he appeared in the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

As is the standard for all PCS collectibles, this 1/4th statue features intricate sculpted details, sure to inspire a fatality. Again, due to fan-demand, the standard edition will be available at all regular retail channels. For those customers wanting a bit extra, an exclusive version will be available ONLY via PCSC’s website. The exclusive includes 4 sets of extra arms, allowing customers to switch between regular arms and “icy” appendages.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Adventure Time Seasons 1 & 2 & Regular Show Seasons 1 & 2 On Blu-ray..FINALLY!!

Cartoon Network announced today the first – and second – Blu-ray™ release for its hit comedy series, Adventure Time, as the company will bring the first two seasons of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series to Blu-ray on June 4. Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season will debut on both DVD and Blu-ray, complete with absolutely algebraic bonus content created by series creator Pendleton Ward, including a featurette filmed by Ward that provides exclusive access to and interviews with members of his talented show team, as well as episode commentaries for all 26 season two episodes from Ward and the Adventure Time team. Also that same day, Cartoon Network will release Adventure Time: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray, bringing that fan-favorite home video release to the high-definition market with stunning HD-quality audio and video. Both season one and season two Blu-ray titles will also include a free Ultraviolet HD digital copy for each episode. Both Adventure Time: The Complete First Season and Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray releases will be available for the suggested retail price of $32.07, while the two-disc season two DVD will be priced at $26.95.

Black Sails On The Horizon

We've got Vikings and Spartans and medievally folks offing each other whilst waiting for Winter and now, Starz looks to put Pirates on your "must watch" TV list! Say it with me...Scurrrrrrvy...Scurvy is the new sexy.

STARZ today revealed the official key art and two teaser videos for the highly anticipated Michael Bay executive produced high-seas drama “Black Sails,” which will premiere in January 2014.

The pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Superman Unbound on DVD and Blu-ray Today!

SUPERMAN UNBOUND, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives TODAY, May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download.

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor – and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013 Adventures

It happens once every thousand years. Free Comic Book day aligning with May the 4th, which any self respecting geek knows is Star Wars Lovefest Day. Our journey began around 10 with me in my Aquabats T Shirt and mask and Eileen wearing a Wonder Woman t shirt (with built in cape...just go with it), form fitting blue mini skirt and white heels to assure that any comic shop would be very happy to see her coming...but before it was time to swim through piles of free books, we were scheduled to hit the HAZLET TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE!!  Yea. Sexy time. For those who have never partaken in such pursuits, this is a game where you drive into a town and look for little neon colored signs signifying a garage sale. Then you park, hop out, and hope more than one home on the street is having a sale. After you've dug through a home owner's collection of Precious Moments statuettes, picture frames still in the plastic, awesome 80's cd collection and the occasional full length fur coat that looks like it's been defiled by the youngest male member of the household, you hop back in your car and look for more lil neon signs. Since I am slow and fairly useless in the morning, we were already off to a late start, so we only had time to hit a hand full of houses. My two scores consist of a military fold up shovel (which will come in handy when we are pelted by meteors, rocked by earthquakes or besieged by the living dead...IT DOES IT ALL!!) and a glass head.

and now...Idle Hands presents....20 USES FOR A GLASS HEAD!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D Trailer

Grab a pair of Red/Blue 3D glasses and enjoy!

Afterlife With Archie

In a world where the undead populate one of the hottest TV shows in recent history, is it any wonder that they'd eventually make their way to even the most candy-coated of comics. Betty questions Archie's motives in his pursuit of her...but we know he wants her for her BRAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNSSSS!!!!

Archie Comics, the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and home to some of the most recognizable pop culture characters, is proud to announce a brand new ongoing series being added to Archie’s line-up entitled: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.

What if the zombie apocalypse began in Riverdale? This horror-infused comic answers that question when it kicks off in late 2013, spearheaded by one of Hollywood’s hottest writers, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who will be fresh off the high profile crossover, ARCHIE MEETS GLEE.

Iron Man 3 Reviewed

New York City is still rebuilding after an attack from Loki and Alien forces, and the world at large is reeling from the knowledge that there are super powered beings among us. One of those heroes of New York is merely a man in a high tech suit, haunted by the enormity of those events and his place in it. As Tony Stark contemplates his frailty in the scheme of things, he compensates by creating a suit of armor for every conceivable threat or emergency, which leaves little time for sleep and healthy relationships.

Iron Man 3 opens on a haggard Tony Stark perfecting his 42nd suit of which will literally jump to his aid at his merest thought..which should tell you something about his mental state. The world has become a very dangerous place with The Mandarin threatening terrorist actions and our government getting nowhere with tracking him down or even plotting his next move. Luckily, we have War Machine, now repainted and renamed Iron Patriot, to defend us. Thrown into the mix is Aldrich Killian, a ghost from Tony's past who has remade himself into a slick rival and returned with a new technology that boasts the ability to upgrade our human abilities. Now the film evolves into a veritable game of chess. Tony becomes entangled in The Mandarin's plots and is also in the sights of Killian. Killian would add his genius to the scientific co-op dubbed A.I.M. (advanced idea mechanics), but if Tony were to refuse, The Mandarin might take him off the board completely, so it's a win win! The plot whizzes along with Tony struggling with his own personal eternal question;  "Is it the suit that makes the man..or the man that makes the suit", while his whole world explodes around him, leaving him more vulnerable than he has ever been. Iron Man and Iron Patriot must stop the Mandarin and reveal Killian's role in all this chaos before more innocents get caught in the crossfire.