Monday, March 31, 2014

New Jersey Gets Geeky At Geek Flea 7!

April 5th will bring with it an end to this bitter cold and the return of GEEK FLEA to the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington in Kearny, New Jersey!

This family friendly, FREE event boasts two floors with over 40 vendors selling everything from toys and games to comic books and T shirts that will make your inner child (or actual child) do a happy dance, and amazing artists showing off their latest creations. You'll also find mouth-watering food and drinks to fuel your dream toy hunt, and groove to live DJs as you wait to see if your raffle ticket will score you free T shirts, toys or even a PS4! Admission, as always, is FREE FOR ALL.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Michael C. Hall as Daredevil?

Dexter as Daredevil. I like it! This one is, as yet, unconfirmed by official sources, but the rumor mill is churning and folks are buzzing about Michael C. Hall being considered for the role of Matt Murdock, the Man Without Fear for the upcoming Netflix series. We cobbled together a picture to see if Hall has what it takes to play the blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen by day, masked crime fighter by night. What do you think?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teaser is HERE

Many things have lead up to this moment. Most of them involved us getting yelled at. Since the announcement of the Bay-tacular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 film, we've been told they are aliens..and then not. They've got beaks..and then not. It would star Megan Fox as April O'Neil....and then it did, and a lot of you threw a tantrum usually reserved for Hasbro not making the Marvel Legends they had promised. Now, after half a dozen leaks, and half a dozen more which we will call "leaks", we have seen the turtles and are for the most part, satisfied that their visage won't anger us and murder our it's TIME FOR A TEASER!!!

My Girl: The Movie....The..Video..Game?

When we watch the movie "My Girl", the ending is always inevitable.. you balled up on the floor crying buckets, wailing about your feels. You're a sensitive lot. Now, one intrepid company looks to capture that beautiful, innocent world, complete with the gut wrenching finale, and let you play through in a video game! ...I wonder what the power ups will look like...

Celebrate 75 Years of Batman

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

The Toys R Us "Transformation" Strategy

And no..this has nothing to do with the new Transformers movie, which is totally what I thought when I first saw you're in good company. For collectors, Toys R Us, the last survivor of the brick and mortar toy retailer wars, continues to be a constant source of frustration. Sold out items, frequent price bumps and few discounts make most trips disappointing, and certainly don't encourage one to revisit often. TRU is looking to change that...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow's Official Trailer

Seems like we've been waiting forever for this one! It's a little Vanilla Sky...little Gears of War..little Matrixy...and if it strikes the right tone, I'm going to gush all over it. When Scifi is done in an intelligent way with humor and heart, you can't help but win.

The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.

Godzilla: Awakening from Legendary Comics

"In 1954, we awakened something..."

To pave the way for Godzilla's return to the big screen, Legendary Comics proudly presents the official graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening. Today, we are excited to reveal the King of the Monsters in all his glory, as we unveil the cover featuring exclusive artwork by acclaimed Godzilla artist Arthur Adams.

This 80-page story, set decades before the film, is co-written by Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the new Godzilla) and Greg Borenstein.

Godzilla: Awakening hits comic book stores May 7, 2014…
pre-order your copy today!

LEGO Reveal Simpsons Minifigures

The world was confused when, seemingly out of the blue, LEGO released the Simpsons house in all it's glory, complete with that couch they sit on, those bedrooms they fight in, and that ceiling they walk pigs across. Now, LEGO drop a whole wave of Simpsons Minifigures on an unsuspecting public, allowing newcomers the joy of trying to collect a complete series of blind-bagged toys. SPECIAL TORTURE FOR YOU, COMMIN RIGHT UP!

Dexter’s Laboratory Returns at IDW

Through a partnership with Cartoon Network Enterprises, IDW Publishing has set about giving new life to the most beloved cartoons of the past two decades. Starting with Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ben 10, the next Cartoon Network classic to join the acclaimed lineup is none other than Dexter’s Laboratory!

Created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Dexter’s Laboratory followed the adventures of a young genius savant whose brilliant inventions were tucked deep down in a secret laboratory away from his oblivious parents… but not his sabotaging sister. Facing off against rogue creations, arch nemeses, and his sister’s meddling, Dexter’s Laboratory was one of the most successful original cartoons on Cartoon Network.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The First Hercules Teaser Trailer

Ignore the vintage 80's title font. Ignore the silly shout at the end of the trailer. Ignore how odd The Rock looks with a beard. Just be happy there are actually MONSTERS in this particular Hercules film, unlike the last one, which looked like a young adult romance mixed with Gladiator. Of course, I'm not speaking from experience, not being a fan of YA films (ignore my forced Twilight reviews) and NOT having seen the previous film. Just making that clear. That is blind dislike, and I own it. For this particular Paramount picture, I have medium sized hopes. I do enjoy watching The Rock thump things...and I do enjoy monsters..but I also have flashbacks of the vacuous "Clash of the Titans" remake and the film marker's disdain for the cinematic magic that came before (ie; my Harryhausen youth) I am hesitant. Cautious...and hesitant.

Jodorowsky's Dune Reviewed

With maniacal insight from Heather Buckley

“…If I need to cut my arms in order to make that picture, I will cut my arms. I'm even ready to die doing that.”— Alejandro Jodorowsky

Star Wars. Alien. Blade Runner. Arguably the three most influential science fiction genre movies of the past thirty years, and they all were made possible by a single grand abandonment.

Destroy Your Tiny Cities With Bandai's Godzilla 2014 Movie Toys

We've still got 2 months til we can watch a slightly redesigned, absolutely more monstrous than ever Godzilla wreak havoc and destruction on a planet ill equipped to handle such a gargantuan threat, but Bandai thought it was time you start making your own stories and they've provided a small but fearsome army of monsters to help you do just that. Hitting stores across the planet right now are an array of Godzilla toys with ingenious action features assuring maximum play value for kids of all sizes.  Let's take a look at the lot!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adult Swim Renews Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell for Second Season

Adult Swim announced today the season two pickup of the original live-action workplace comedy Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. The show stars Matt Servitto (Banshee, The Sopranos) as “Satan,” Henry Zebrowski (Wolf of Wall Street) as “Gary,” and Craig Rowin (Night of Too Many Stars, @Midnight) as “Claude.”

Gary is too stupid, lazy, and kind-hearted to do his job well and is frequently stabbed in the back by his devious coworker, Claude. Plus, his boss Satan is immortal which means that management positions are unlikely to become available soon. There is low turnover in Hell. In season two, Gary learns how to appear on peoples’ shoulders to tempt them, we meet our first angel, and we find the answer to the question if there are women in Hell. (Yes.)

Pop Culture Shock Announces Street Fighter Gouken 1:4th Scale Statue

Kenand Ryu’s martial art master is finally here! Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are proud to present Street Fighter’s sensei supreme as a 1:4th scale polystone masterpiece!

“All these poor Ryu and Ken statues sitting lonely on the shelf will finally have a Master.” said Jerry Macaluso, President of Pop Culture Shock, “It feels like a great accomplishment to finally get Gouken made!”

Get Ready for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY May 3rd!

One day a year, fans, newbs, and kids of all ages can rush into a local comic shop and snap up a number of FREE comic books from giant publishers and indie comics masters alike!! Need more details? Our pal Stan will fill you in...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Final Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

May 2nd. MAY 2nd!! So close, and yet so far away. It's going to be very interesting to watch the box office numbers for this one. If toy sales are any indication, die hard fans don't care much for this new incarnation of Electro, who is the main baddie in the latest film. Sort of throws a wrench into things, hm? Luckily, Sony have hedged their bets and added a new Green Goblin, and (from what I hear) a quick battle with Rhino to make sure fans have a lot to freak out about...and freak we did! This all paves the way for Sony's immersive Spidey-Universe, hoping to mirror some degree of success Marvel Studios has captured for their own cinematic universe, with Sinister Six and Venom films on the way. They've got the A talent crafting each film, but no win in Hollywood is assured until those dollar signs come rolling in. I'll be watching...but for now, we get to watch THE WHOLE DAMN CITY OF NEW YORK BLOW UP!!! ..because super heroes can't fight these days without wrecking the neighborhood, ya know?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Peanuts Movie Teaser Trailer

Deadpool’s Getting Hitched! Your First Look at DEADPOOL #27

Save the date! The Merc With a Mouth is about to become the Merc in Matrimony this April in the pages of the super-sized DEADPOOL #27 – from current Deadpool writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn (WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME BRIAN WAS WRITING THIS??!! I blame society.) along with an epic assortment of past Deadpool writers!

A day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived – and it’s going to be anything but traditional. For starters, his bride Shiklah is an ancient and royal succubus (see Deadpool: The Gauntlet). Believe us, the ceremony is going to be one for the ages!

“We’re complicating his life and we’ll be pulling him in different directions,” said writer Gerry Duggan in an interview with “I think that’s something everyone can relate to, and will lead to some more fun comic books.”

Ben 10 Gets Monstrous This Saturday

Ben's one of those shows you wind up watching because someone else in the house is watching, and then find the quirky humor, insanely fun animation style and fast pace leave you coming back for more. Starting this Saturday, the show's creators throw a little more variety into the mix, sending Ben and his alien buds to a monster planet...AND IT'S NOT EVEN OCTOBER!!!

Beginning this Saturday on Cartoon Network, Ben 10 Omniverse embarks on a journey of monstrous proportions with a special three-episode Monster Planet arc! In order to defeat some otherworldly foes, Ben and Rook must team up with some unlikely allies – and Ben will undergo some haunting new alien transformations!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tom Hiddleston as Hook in Disney's "The Pirate Fairy"

Disney's The Pirate Fairy out on Blu-ray and Digital HD April 1st

Godzilla 2014....Revealed!...Again! Toys from JAKKS, Bandai, NECA & Diamond Select

Yes, anticlimactic..we know..and so do the toy companies...but it is an unfortunate situation. Back ...probably further than January, the toy world gave us the first, full, clear-as-all-get-out look at the giant lizard we know and loved in his somewhat tweaked look for the 2014 film from Legendary Pictures. Did this reveal cause executives to shout "The game is up! Since people have seen the toy already, let's show off the lot and bring more excitement to everyone's Toy Fair coverage!"?? Nope. Instead, Legendary held on tight through a plush and book reveal, more giant JAKKS figure reveals and finally an onslaught of in package shots of Bandai's line before someone at sales said "screw it" and spilled the lot to retailers online seconds before they turned up in stores. Keep in mind, you could buy them as of at least 3 weeks now...which makes it the perfect moment to reveal the JAKKS Giant Size Godzilla!! ...Timing is everything.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" Reviewed

It seems to be the rallying cry here at Idle Hands, and something we say...probably every 5 or so articles...but it bears repeating. WHAT A GREAT TIME IT IS TO BE A GEEK!!! ABC shares our boundless joy with a sort of mini celebration of the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe with a special called "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" (airing Tuesday, March 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Journey Into MySpace

Like the great explorers before me, tonight, I seized the opportunity for adventure and traveled back some ..number of relive the days when strangers in the same areas could hit on each other...when you could invite a thousand people to an event without ticking off little boxes for an hour...when the landscape was more than bands promoting their music to other bands. Tonight, I journeyed back to MySpace..and this is my story.

First Official Image Revealed of Matt Ryan as John Constantine

As production begins on the new pilot CONSTANTINE — from executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall — NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.

“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.

CONSTANTINE follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Geekiest & Most Depressing Star Wars Easter Basket...Ever

Every season, we do our best to hit several stores and show off the goofiest of geek/holiday mash-ups. These have included Darth Vader with a kiss mark on his mask for Valentine's Day, Yoda with bunny ears for Easter and every damn character under the sun sporting a Santa hat for Christmas. Suffice to say, Star Wars is always featured prominently. Today, we came across an Easter basket that is, all at once, so completely geeky and, upon reflection, so bleakly morose, we are positive we will never see the likes of it again. Let's explore this masterpiece...

Side 1: Darth Vader with a reflection of Luke Skywalker in his eyes- This is clearly meant to be the exact moment where Vader tells Luke he is his father, causing untold emotional turmoil in poor Luke's head, so much so, he sees no alternative but to jump to his seemingly inevitable death. Cheerful!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hot Toys Captain America: The Winter Soldier Collectibles Coming Soon

Ladies and Gentlemen, start squirreling away those paychecks!

“Gear up. It’s time.” Marvel Studios’ upcoming blockbuster – Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be hitting the theatres worldwide in just a few weeks. Hot Toys is preparing a range of collectibles from the movie and will also be hosting exhibitions in a number of countries in the near future.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Robert Rodriguez's Frazetta Museum at SXSW

...and in an instant, my jealousy of Heather Buckley, who is on her way to SXSW to cover films for Idle Hands....goes from medium to NERD RAGE.

For a limited time only during SXSW, Robert Rodriguez is proud to launch a museum featuring his own specially curated collection of art which includes the work of celebrated American artist Frank Frazetta. Considered to be the most influential fantasy artist in history, Frazetta contributed iconic artwork to classic works of fiction for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan& John Carter of Mars among others. The gallery will be open to the public daily from Saturday, March 8th - 16th from Noon - 8 pm. The museum is located at 920 Congress Ave. in Austin, TX.  The gallery will have a $20 entrance fee benefiting the Frazetta Estate's preservation of the art for a new Frank Frazetta museum.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

I've got chills. The heavy black and whites now pop with HD clarity as actors deliver lines that could only be pulled off in a place called SIN CITY! I couldn't be more excited for this long awaited, second helping of Frank Miller madness, so let's not hold up the works, or more specifically, the eye candy courtesy of JoBlo...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

This one's a weeee bit deeper than that super gonzo Super Bowl spot! Ain't no Optimus riding a robo TRex here!

Gotham Casts Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle

I'm getting the feeling this is going to be a show to keep your eye on...

We’re pleased to announce the casting of the final two series regular roles — Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — in the FOX/WBTV drama project GOTHAM, which has a series commitment at the network.

·       David Mazouz (Touch) has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne, sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.

Watch SHIELD Kick Butt in NEW Captain America Winter Soldier TV Spot

Well now...for those eagerly awaiting Avengers 2...this might very well tide you over! Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4th....EXACTLY ONE MONTH AWAY!! Today we get a sense of the nonstop action we are in for....the battles...the carnage...the super powered badasses filling the screen at every turn...AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN CROSSBONES OR BATROC IN ACTION YET!!! Minor miracle a film is so close to release and there will still be surprises awaiting us on opening day. Hearty back pats for the Marvel Studios marketing team.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise Premieres Sunday, April 6th

Robot Chicken has fun with the DC Comics universe once again with the highly anticipated Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise half-hour special on Sunday, April 6th at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Season seven of the Emmy Award®-winning series kicks off one week later.

Batman: Arkham Knight

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.