Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus Animated Series Sept. 22 on Cinemax

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS chronicles the tales of some of country music’s most legendary artists when the series begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Fridays at the same time.

Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge (“King of the Hill”; “Beavis and Butt-Head”; Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS kicks off with an episode devoted to Johnny Paycheck, followed by episodes about Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette (two parts), Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings (two parts) and Blaze Foley.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Long Beach Comic Con Final Guests & Schedule Announced

Long Beach Comic Con 2017
For those keeping an eye on Long Beach Comic Con, landing in Southern California this weekend, we wanted to give a heads up that the full schedule of panels (60+ HOURS!!) is now LIVE, ready to stimulate and educate, and some additional guests have been dropped onto the 80+ guest list, with more recent additions including Sherilyn Fenn (of Twin Peaks), cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean, artist Cat Staggs and the zombie king himself, artist Arthur Suydam alongside a small army of SCIENTISTS!!! SpaceExpo is a rather unique section of LBCC where you can stick your head in a real space suit, conduct experiments with scientists or hear about the latest findings to set your brains ablaze. Geekery and Nerdery join forces this weekend! There's also an event called Burger Con on Saturday night with bands that are triggering a massive buzz across the music loving nations. FUN FOR ALL!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Marches To Their Own Beat

Gaze upon me, geeks. I am the guy they drew those cartoons about. After seeing the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I was perplexed as to why the entire planet was going insane for it. I didn't hate it..I just didn't like it very much. It's not like I wanted to take the joy away from those that did love it or be king of the obnoxious peoples by asking them to explain to me what parts were "good". I just had issues with the film, and for once, my life-long-love of Marvel Comics was not forcing any pre-conceived notions about what the movie was supposed to be, as I'd not really read anything with any of the characters in it. My gripes were few, but echoed throughout the film:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2 – Hellboy, Raiden & Black Manta Join The Fight

Injustice 2 Fighter Pack Two New Player Announcement with Hellboy
It appears to be Hellboy day on Idle Hands and I ain't mad about it!! Any world with more Hellboy in it is a far better world than we had yesterday.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new trailer unveiling the next three DLC characters for Injustice 2 – Black Manta, Raiden, and Hellboy – that will make up the Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2. Fighter Pack #2 will be available for purchase beginning September 12, 2017, and the first character will be available for early access the same day. Players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, the Injustice 2Ultimate Pack, or the Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2 will have early access to each of the three new fighters from the DC, Dark Horse and Mortal Kombatuniverses before they are available a la carte.

Find the Force: A Star Wars Augmented Reality Event for Force Friday II

Star Wars Find the Force Augmented Reality Event for Force Friday II
Following the global phenomenon of Force Friday in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Find the Force, a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on Force Friday II (September 1) to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The pop-up AR treasure hunt aims to unite fans around the world in the battle against the dark side in a unique three-day event at over 20,000 retail locations across 30 countries. As fans turn up to take home new The Last Jedi products, they will have the opportunity to activate a unique augmented reality experience featuring Star Wars characters, including fan-favorites and new surprise additions from the film.

Hellboy Funko Pops Nearly Here

Funko Hellboy Comic Pop Vinyl Figures
We hear the moaning sounds across the internets. We've shared those moans. Some are sick-to-death of Funko's seemingly unstoppable Pop army and others, triggered with joy and gimme hands the second they see a wall of white window boxes. For me, I find the whole phenomenon fascinating and will admit to being tempted by more of my fair share of toy offerings. While I've managed to keep my urges for little black eyed desk mascots which can potentially be an entire wall covering to a minimum, I can completely understand the appeal (Ren and Stimpy are miiiiine). Today, we show off the Hellboy comic book Pops coming this fall, and we know, those moans will be more from wanting than from hate...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Powerpuff Girls Join LEGO Dimensions

lego dimensions powerpuff girls
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment calls on The Powerpuff Girls to save the day -- this time in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse!
The latest LEGO Dimensions trailer introduces the crime-stopping trio, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, as they lend their dynamic powers to the game in LEGO form for the upcoming Team and Fun Packs. With these new packs, players will be able to build the sugar-coated, Chemical X superheroes and launch them into the LEGO Dimensions Multiverse to save the day. In the game, players can fly around and use ultra-super powers to fight crime and battle the forces of evil, visit the exclusive Adventure World to unlock iconic locations like Pokey Oaks elementary, Rainbow Land, and Professor Utonium’s lab, and also go head-to-head in the Battle Arena for endless fun!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Super Troopers 2 Premieres 4.20... Because Of Course it Does

It's happening...right....meow. OK well not really right meow. In 2018. Be patient, followers of the Broken Lizard! Soon enough, you will be able to chug syrup along with your favorite men in uniform, and then probably puke your guts up... along with your favorite men in uniform.

Everyone's favorite cops are back (by popular demand) with Super Troopers 2; the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic. When the United States and Canada get into a dispute about the location of the actual border, the Super Troopers - Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva - are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the contested area. Our heroes quickly revert to their own brand of unconventional police work.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2nd Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Fest Announces First Wave

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to New York City October 12th till the 15th, bringing with it more ghouls and ghosts than ever before. BHFF is proud to present more than twice as many feature films as last year and is thrilled to announce the first wave of the line-up, which boasts exciting films, dynamic events and more venues, expanding the festival’s activities. “This year we’ve grown to a four-day festival and are very excited to be extending our reach to audiences beyond North Brooklyn, into Downtown Brooklyn and Crown Heights,” says fest director Justin Timms. “Starting with our opening night at the new Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Brooklyn we’ve also added Nitehawk Cinema, LIU Kumble Theater, Film Noir Cinema & Video Revival this year to go along with our key theaters from last year Wythe Hotel Cinema, Videology Bar & Cinema and Spectacle Theater.”

Luther Strode: The Complete Series Collected in Hardcover Edition this October

Image Comics Luther Strode The Complete Series Hardcover
Fan-favorite writer Justin Jordan (SPREAD, THE FAMILY TRADE) and artist Tradd Moore (Venom, All-New Ghost Rider) deliver the complete, critically-acclaimed LUTHER STRODE series collected into one hardcover volume for the first time this October in LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES. It will collect THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, and THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6.

“Luther sent away for the Hercules Method and it changed his life. I sent Luther Strode away to Image, and it changed my life,” said Jordan. “Fortunately, that worked out a lot better for me than it did for Luther in the book. It's amazing to see the book that started my career as one hardcover edition, and even for people who've been with us the whole journey, there's tons in here never seen by anyone but me, Tradd and Felipe until now.”

L7: Pretend We're Dead in Theaters 9/1 and Blu-ray/DVD on 10/13

The L7: Pretend We're Dead documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creative will be released worldwide October 13 on VOD and Blu-ray / DVD. A multi-city theatrical screening tour of the film will kick off on September 1, with over a dozen dates and more to be announced in select markets this Fall. Excitement around L7: Pretend We're Dead has catalyzed a widely anticipated reunion which unleashed their high-octane energy and anthemic chops upon stages worldwide. The band will play a stint of West Coast dates next month with more chances to experience the electrifying onslaught coming soon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Porg-Pocalypse Begins

Hasbro Star Wars The Last Jedi Porg Plush Electronic DollLadies and Gentlemen, this was always a no-brainer, so I'm not going to say anything so ridiculous as "YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!" Disney's new adorable, saucer-eyed Star Wars mascot known as "Porg" are sure to be flooding shelves of retail chains and mom and pops alike come Fall...and it should get increasingly worse into the holiday season. We predict at lease three scales of figures, a Funko Pop, Dorb, and Mystery Mini, talking plush, standard squishy plush and an ocean of accessories, perhaps even including a Porg printed hoodie with a bazillion repeating Porgs. For now, though, we'll just show you the first Porg stand-alone toy we've discovered...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hasbro's Ever Evolving Marvel Legends

Hasbro Marvel Legends 2017
As a fairly hardcore fan of Marvel Comics and more specifically, the Marvel Legends action figure line created by Toy Biz and now residing at Hasbro, I feel I am very well equipped to talk about the fandom standing behind this 6 inch action figure line, able to speak on our proudest moments and our biggest gripes. The most common refrain from die hard fans like myself would be "DOESN'T HASBRO WANT MY MONEY??!!" This cry of anguish usually comes after painful tales of new product shipped in short supply, missed at retail as hordes of scalpers gobble them up...the lament of not having picked up a figure that is now going for upwards of 200 dollars or more and other well warranted communal moans. Well folks, we here at Idle Hands are pleased as all hell to finally say HASBRO IS LISTENING!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

That Movie With the Gun Toting Russian Super Hero Bear Is HERE!!

You remember the trailer. We all screamed OH SNAP!! RUSSIAN AVENGERS!! Through all the visuals of robots and super powered people fighting and a pretty haunting song set to it all, what did we remember most? Gatling Gun wielding Bear Man. No doubt. Now, thanks to Shout! Factory, we'll all be able to drink in this utter insanity in one month.

Defenders of the world, unite! Brace yourselves for non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat thrills with a massive werebear, a man who can move mountains, a martial artist and a blademaster.  Alone, they are freaks. Together, they’re the Guardians. An ultra-stylish, high-octane superhero actioner by Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist), GUARDIANS makes its DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on September 5, 2017 from Shout! Factory.  The Blu-ray (with digital download) will be available everywhere December 5, 2017.  Delivering a visceral thrill-ride that movie fans will highly enjoy, GUARDIANS DVD and Blu-ray boast English and Russian audio tracks, insightful bonus content and more!

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 Slices its Way to Blu-ray and DVD August 22

Evil just can’t catch a break as the hilarious, critically acclaimed horror series “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate. Locked and loaded with the same twisted humor and gory kill scenes groovy fans of the franchise are used to, “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 continues the chainsaw-slicing, shotgun-blasting fun from the first season. “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 stars Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead franchise), Lucy Lawless (TV’s “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Ray Santiago (In Time), and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), as well as this season’s introduction of Lee Majors (TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man”) as Ash’s father.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

Netflix Inc. announced today it acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, and one of the most important voices in comics.

Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toys Checklist

Hasbro Star Wars The Last Jedi Kylo Ren Action Figure
It's going to be a looooong 4 months to the December 15th release date of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and likely, in that time...every damn thing will get leaked. SO, for the sake of keeping all the reveals in one place, we are going to start this checklist of Last Jedi product we think is awesome so that when the release date (for product) actually arrives..sometime in will be READY!! Suffice to saySPOILERS AHEAD!!

Let's kick things off with the featured vehicles, characters and creatures you are likely to see in many shapes and sizes..from hard plastic to squishy plush. then we'll run down the list of what we've seen so far...