Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Barbie: The Gamer Grill

Universal Home Video Barbie Video Game Hero Blu-ray
Barbie has had more jobs than any 100 people may have had in their lifetime. She's been to space, blinded us with science, donned a cape for super-heroics, gone full stealth as a spy and..umm..worked at McDonalds. In recent years, Mattel has been pushing to shatter the misconceptions of Barbie and her opulent lifestyle with marketing geared toward empowering little women to be anything they can dream. Today, we learned about a straight to DVD Barbie movie in which avid gamer Barbie is magically transported into her video game universe. The first part of that statement is something I heartily give massive thumbs up for, as women in gaming are still getting beat up out there, and this should not be the state of things. The second part could provide potential, unintentional hilarity...

Nintendo Environments Coming to Universal

Nintendo Worlds coming to Universal theme parks and resorts
Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life.  Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.

You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains.  And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Check Out a Preview of Justice League Action!

The world’s greatest DC Super Heroes are heading to Cartoon Network in the premiere of Justice League Action, an all-new animated series that will kick off with “Shazam Slam,” a four-part special event debuting, Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on iconic DC characters, Justice League Action will premiere new episodes Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, beginning Dec. 24.

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Reviewed

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Reviewed
by Evelynn Faith Moon

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest landed at NJPAC of Newark, NJ for a one night only show. Produced by Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses has been touring in one form or another since the 25th anniversary of the franchise back in 2011.

Anne Rice Recovers Rights to the Vampire Chronicles

It's been years since the vampire Lestat sought to teach Louis about the night and all its beauty. For some, the film was amazing. For others, it was miscast and void of all the magic that propelled the reader through every book. As we moved into the second installment, it was clear the new film's creators didn't "get" the author's material and the result was an odd mess best left to midnight screenings and a cult movie status. Hollywood has always had an uneasy relationship with authors and even producers that expound on their love for the source material sometimes turn out an adaption that makes us question if they really read the book at all. When the party is over, we are left to wonder what the author can do to reclaim their written necromancy. Today, we live in the age of second chances, and Anne Rice is ready to bring her pale children before us once more...

Friday, November 25, 2016

CW DC TV Super Hero Four-Show Crossover Trailer is HERE!!

ALL your favorite DC TV Super Heroes are about to attempt to repel an invasion from an alien force known as the Dominators (evil alien force or dodgeball super team?)...and it's going to take every damn one of them to win the day. The event starts Monday with Supergirl, into Tuesday with The Flash, Wednesday with Arrow and then ending Thursday on Legends of Tomorrow, all on the CW and all at 8pm et/pt! To make your geek go into overdrive over the weekend, the CW has dropped a full length trailer to enhance your squeeing...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special at Local Theaters

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Justice League Dark Animated Movie Trailer is LIVE

To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP); and DVD ($19.98 SRP). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) starting January 24, 2017.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Jersey Comic Expo Returns to Edison This Weekend!

The state has been buzzing about the upcoming New Jersey Comic Expo, and the time has almost arrived for the family-friendly event to make it’s return to the NJ Expo Center in Edison, at the crossroads of Jersey, in just two weeks on November 19 and 20!

The New Jersey Comic Expo (NJCE) has lined up another exciting weekend of celebrity guests, legendary and top creators in the comic book industry, interactive exhibits and hours of seminars and panels.

Conan O'Brien Experiences Final Fantasy 15 Fatigue

Every gamer, experienced or newb has come face to face with a game that just didn't live up to expectations. Descriptions like "running simulator" are common place among the vernacular and repetition can take a game from mega hype to deep snooze in under a month (I'm looking at YOU No Man's Sky!!) Today we get to watch the always ridiculous Conan O'Brien take on an early copy of Final Fantasy 15. With words being kicked around like "breathtaking" and "phenomenal", we are positive Conan went in with high expectations and little else. What we got was comedy gold.

IDW Announces Highlander Comic Prequel

Highlander, the epic action/adventure fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, will expand its legacy next year as a comic-book miniseries from IDW Publishing.

Scottish fantasy writer Brian Ruckley will spin a new tale chronicling the events that led up to the opening of the classic 1986 feature film while casting new light on the battle between immortals throughout time.

“In the 30 years since its release, Highlander has inspired a massive cult following that craves new stories based on the original film,” senior editor Denton J. Tipton said. “Many have tried, to varying degrees of success, but Brian has crafted an exciting narrative that will honor and bolster the underpinnings of Highlander. Also, epic sword fights!”

Monday, November 14, 2016

Marvel's INHUMANS on ABC Shuffles the Cinematic Universe Once Again?

For folks like me, having The Inhumans removed from the Marvel Studios uber planagram with little fanfare and no talk of a "later date" was a sign of those rumored FOX talks to bring a portion of the X-Men universe over to the mother ship. Now that Marvel TV is announcing The Inhumans are coming to ABC in 2017, people might think the X-Men are staying right where they are. I'm not so sure that's the message here...

Back in May we laid out all the bits and pieces we'd been hearing on Mutantkind replacing the Inhumans as the dominant powered race of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lending credence to this was the growing disdain for the state of things from TV cast members who legitimately thought they would enjoy, at the very least, cameos in major Marvel Studios films, since it was meant to be "all connected". Over the past 2 years we've had little more than events transpiring in films bleeding into the TV series, and more often than that, just mentions of those happenings. The doorway has only swung in one direction, and we believe it is going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bitches Get Stitches: On Sexy Cosplaying

Oh boy. This is quite the hot topic recently. "Sexy Cosplayers". Love us or hate us, we're here.

Let me back this up. If you don't know who I am, I'm a model, a burlesque performer, and a cosplayer. When I was growing up, I was a lanky, skinny, shapeless, bracefaced, and unibrowed kid. When other girls were getting pretty and shapely, learning how to do their hair and makeup.. I was playing video games and writing fanfiction about marrying Lance Bass (No, I'm not kidding. They were awful and cringey as all getout).

Monday, November 7, 2016


The Team is back and it’s “business as usual.” Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on a third season of all-new episodes of the acclaimed hit, action-animated series “Young Justice,” based on the characters from DC Entertainment. Season three promises new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes. Further details about the new season — including premiere date and network partner — will be announced at a later time.

Heralded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “9 Best Animated TV Series Drawn from Comics,” “Young Justice” has been equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling. The series reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A New Wonder Woman Trailers Charges Into Battle

Warner Brothers drops a brand new trailer for Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, based on the iconic DC Comics character and set in the DC Cinematic Universe forged by Zach Snyder and company with the films Superman: Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and their latest release Suicide Squad! The newest trailer for Wonder Woman doesn't move very far from our last glimpse into this world. The vistas are still breathtaking, the banter is snappy when called for and the action sequence slow motion is extra slow-motiony!

Big Hero 6 Returns with Original Cast

Disney XD's upcoming animated series "Big Hero 6," based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius Go Go; Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as tech genius Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad.

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