Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MONSTERS UNDERGROUND Returns to Destination America Starting Fri, Oct 10

After debuting its first two episodes on Discovery Channel on September 4, the remaining four episodes of MONSTERS UNDERGROUND will premiere on Destination America.

In MONSTERS UNDERGROUND, a military survivalist, a trained biologist, a reclusive hunter-tracker, and a hulking pro fighter investigate deadly monsters living in the most inaccessible environments on earth: underground caves, caverns, and mines. There, they seek out legendary creatures that thrive in the cold, damp darkness beneath our feet.

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival October 10th through October 12th

The fifth annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is descending upon North Park’s intimate Digital Gym Cinema again this year, continuing its position as San Diego’s closest look at the dark side of cinema. The film festival will include over 40 feature and short films showcasing the best talent from around the world, informative presentations from UCSD professors, revivals of classic and influential films in the horror genre, as well as question and answer sessions from filmmakers themselves. The regular “San Diego Local Spotlight” remains a prominent feature, highlighting work done from filmmakers in and around the San Diego area.

Notable feature films include “Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead” the sequel to Tommy Wirkola’s popular Icelandic zombie film “Dead Snow,” “Another World,” a post-apocalyptic zombie film billed as the first action sci-fi film from Israel, “Soulmate,” a beautiful and haunting ghost story produced by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) and directed by Axelle Carolyn, “Call Girl of Cthulhu,” a tongue-in-cheek play on HP Lovecraft’s popular Cthulhu Mythos, and “Hi-8: Horror Independent,” an anthology ode to straight-to-video horrors of yore featuring San Diego filmmakers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Terminator Returns for 30th Anniversary Celebration

The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and SKED TK celebrate the 30th anniversary of sci-fi thriller, THE TERMINATOR, with a special screening and panel discussion on October 15, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Schwarzenegger joins writer/director James Cameron and writer/producer, Gale Anne Hurd for a conversation moderated by journalist Geoff Boucher.

NYCC 2014: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Legend of Korra Take Center Stage

WHAT:   Nickelodeon gives New York Comic Con attendees an exclusive look at the hit animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which debuts its epic third season Friday, Oct. 3, and fan-favorite The Legend of Korra, which will premiere Book 4 on Nick.com and the Nick App the same day.   During each hour-long panel, voice cast and executive producers will show special sneak peeks, screen a brand-new episode and reveal never-before-seen art.

Upon entering the convention center, fans will be greeted by Nickelodeon’s booth, which is inspired by the creativity and imagination streaming from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio.  The booth features a bold collage showcasing beloved hits like The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Fairly OddParents, Angry Beavers, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners, among others.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Funko Gets Teeny Tiny with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minis

Walk into just about any store that sells the merest of pop culture merchandise these days and you are likely to find Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures. Hell, I walked into a 711 the other day and an endcap was overflowing with the little buggers. In the last year or so, Funko have revved up their mini offerings with endless waves of Mystery Mini figures, so it comes as no surprise that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be in their sights! Put me down for a Casey Jones and a Krang, please!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Deadpool Movie Is A GO

And just like that, with an email dropped in my box gleefully, albeit cryptically stating "DEADPOOL. MOVIE. 2-12-16" from a very trusted source, it is GAME ON!! The dreams of hundreds of thousands of lunatic Poolifiles, including his creator, Robert Liefeld, and the man destined to play him on the big screen, Ryan Reynolds, are answered today as Fox gives the big thumbs up to a film we've been begging for...well..for some time now!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bigshot Toyworks Presents Mike Mignola's "Monkey With a Gun"

Some artistic images are instantly iconic, resonating with audiences across the planet as they receive some unspoken message delivered to the viewer directly. They'll say  "It's a message about gun violence in our schools." or "It's a reminder to always question who holds the power and how much power we give them"....or maybe it's just a monkey holding a gun, drawn by the unmistakable hand of Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame!

With a love that knows no bounds for a body of amazing work, Bigshot Toyworks is proud to present "Monkey With A Gun", a limited edition, hand crafted resin figure standing 9.5 inches tall with a faux-bronze paint application. The result is a must have piece that will be the center of any die hard Mignola fan's art collection and a striking point of conversation amid a comic book lover's displays. Of course, you don't need to be either of those things to appreciate this killer translation from page to three dimensions, with all that monkey angst included at no extra cost.

Vampire Tribunals Puts YOU In the Battle With Vampires and Demons

Clazz Games, a mobile video game publisher, and developer Raincrow Studios announced today the launch of Vampire Tribunals. Featuring mobile multi-player combat, Vampire Tribunals is a supernatural experience where vampire fantasies are no longer dreams, they are real.

Like “Google’s” popular “Ingress”, Vampire Tribunals is tailored to take advantage of the geo-location features of smart phones. But instead of monuments and portals, Vampire Tribunals reveals the real world to be filled with vampires and demons living among us. Stay in your neighborhood, zoom out to see the playing field or transport your vampire through the in-game Janus Mirror to attack enemy players all over the world. Players will bite their way through thousands of victims on their iPhone using in-phone navigation as they locate their next prey, with the goal of becoming the world’s most dominant blood-sucking vampire.

Anticipate the Fear in Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, last week confirmed Resident Evil® Revelations 2 is in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available across North America and Europe in Early 2015.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Funko's The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies Pop! Vinyl Figures

Beware the coming of SMAUG...the great and ...adorable...cutimuffins. Yea, Funko can take the most dread foe in all the kingdoms and reduce him to squishable status....except for Sauron. He still looks badass. It's in his contract. Funko increases their mini plastic army with new forces from this December's installment of The Hobbit film series; The Battle of Five Armies. Funko are keeping the full lineup under their hats (if there are to be more released under this film's title), so for now, we bring you Tauriel and a 6 inch super-sized Smaug Pop that can be found with two different eyes; full black or dragon lusting for gold...ish! Also on tap will be Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, most likely due to his fiery appearance in The Desolation of Smaug.

First Gameplay Details For Falling Skies: The Game

Survival of the human race is at stake!  Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, today unveils first gameplay details for the upcoming title, Falling Skies: The Game! Coming to the Xbox 360®,  PlayStation® 3 and digital downloads available on WiiU™, Steam, PSN® and Xbox Live®. Based on the popular TNT sci-fi drama, the turn based tactical strategy game will be set in the tense, gritty world of the critically-acclaimed series from DreamWorks Television.

Engage in covert tactical operations against the Espheni fighting to survive against alien invaders while also rescuing and recruiting survivors to the join the 2nd Mass.  With addictive strategy-based gameplay, players will be immersed into the unique story line with their favorite heroes from the show!  With engaging tactical combat and an immersive story driven experience, Falling Skies: The Game will offer players a never-ending list of missions as they join the 2nd Mass and fight the alien invasion including Mechs, Skitters and Harnessed Humans.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Funko's Legacy Collection: Fantastic Mr. Fox Action Figures

We used to say Funko were the undisputed masters of turning absolutely ANYTHING we love in pop culture into an adorable little plastic POP! vinyl figure...often with a little waggley head that fills an irresistibly cute quota for the rest of our lives. Now, they've been adding a new title to their impressive resume...DREAM MAKERS! While Fantastic Mr.Fox action figures may not have been on the "must have" list of a lot of collectors, this is a surefire way to ensure the world takes notice! ...and it just might be the toy line you never knew you wanted, but now need...very...badly.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Miraculous Wonders of Wicked Cool Toys Cat Paws

Some products take a few moments to figure out. Who is this for? Why did they paint it like this? Why is it in the women's heath isle? Wicked Cool Toys likes to keep things simple. A clean design, simple action and straight forward function. Take for instance...the Cat Paw. Based on the ancient technology that made the little shark head go RAraRAraRA when you squeezed the trigger at the end of the stick, the Cat Paw waves and emits one of two "paw-riffic" noises. The potential for hijinks is nearly endless. You could disrobe and slowly scratch yourself with it at a bus stop. You could pet you best guy friend's head when he cries he is missing human contact. ENDLESS!! We took the Cat Paw to a party hosted by Lily Stitches where she and Luna Chase tested the comedic value of this fantastic new product. Do I need to say "Wacky hijinks ensued"? Naa...you know what comes next.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Creating the World of The Boxtrolls

My favorite thing about Laika is how open they are about their creative process. Before a film is released, we get these fantastic little featurettes which show how they build environments, animate characters and sometimes even showing how every stitch of clothing needs to be just so. Often, i'll be talking to journalists before an interview with these folks and most of the room is insistent that there are many CGI elements in a current releasing film. It's fun to watch their eyes bug out when the Laika crew set them straight and reveal all the tricks behind the magic. Today, Laika reveals some awesome bits about creating the fully realized world of the Boxtrolls, all of which is sure to have some of you taking notes!

Justin Long Doesn't Want to Die In Canada in 1st Clip from Tusk

"It's a little bit Human Centipede, isn't it?" This is the question I hear more often than not when folks discuss Kevin Smith's new movie Tusk. Is it horror or just a good ole' fashioned mind fu@! movie? I believe the first trailer answered that question (decidedly a horror tone) and now a new clip fantastically titled "I Don't Want to Die in Canada" seals the deal with Justin Long acting his ASS OFF! If this clip is any indication of the weight of the rest of the movie, we are on board. Hi5 to Justin for not phoning it in on an indie film!

A chilling horror tale about the perils of storytelling, Tusk follows a brash American podcaster as he braves the Canadian wilds to interview an old man with an incredible past—only to discover the man’s dark secret involves a walrus.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Clip - Agent Venom Arrives

Disney XD has been doing a fantastic job of filtering the entire Marvel Universe into their Marvel Comics animated TV shows, right alongside Marvel Comics proper who always look for cross over potential to build a wider story..and audience! This weekend, Agent Venom arrives to take that cross over potential even further. ....crossing my fingers for a Thunderbolts story of course!!!

When Spider-Man's classmate Flash Thompson is infected with Venom, the world will soon find out whether he will become a hero or Spidey's newest enemy. Can Flash reclaim his body and mind…before it is too late?

Capcom's Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Infects PC's Today

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, confirmed Dead Rising® 3 Apocalypse Edition for PC is available to download globally today from Steam, Windows Store and other service providers for €39.99 / $49.99. The title is also now available to purchase at European retailers. To celebrate the arrival of the zombie apocalypse, a brand new launch trailer has just been released.

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition includes the original Dead Rising® 3 content along with the four downloadable add-on “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos” packs, making this the definitive Dead Rising® experience. Dead Rising 3 and The Untold Stories Stories of Los Perdidos originally launched on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and has gone on to sell over 1 million units to date on that system.