Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dark Of The Moon Logo Revealed

The official website for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is updated revealing the logo for the film and not much else!  Let's just hope that Michael Bay makes a better movie this time than Revenge Of  The Fallen.

John Carpenter To Direct Darkchylde

Master of Horror set to bring you the girl of your dreams. John Carpenter is onboard to direct Darkchylde, based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.

John Carpenter and Sandy King’s Storm King Productions have allied with Randy and Sarah Queen’s Darkchylde Ent. to produce the film, following the release of test footage created by Richard Taylor’s Academy Award Winning Weta Workshop.  The promo image below was also released with the announcement!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tom Cruise Welcomes The Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise is obviously making the safe picture since lately his career has taken a bit of a hit.  That safe picture is Mission: Impossible 4 which is now officially called Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.  I'm ok with him making this, I enjoy the M:I flicks so why not have another go around.  It should be fun.  M:I 4 is due in theaters December 16, 2011.

CP Reviews With Andrew

Andrew is back with a Walking Dead special as well as a look at new comics this week!  Check 'em out!

Lost Costume Photos From Tim Burton's Never Made Superman Lives

Superman Lives was to be director Tim Burton's reboot of Superman in the late 90's.  The project began development with Nicolas Cage set to star but it obviously never did get made, and probably it's a good thing.  People may not have liked Superman Returns but Superman Lives probably would have ended up a  disaster.  You can find the script floating around online, and let's just say it wasn't very good.  Well some lost pictures have shown up on visual effects artists Steve Johnson's facebook page of some work that he did on it when pre-production began before the project got scrapped.  Interesting stuff to take a look at.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The First Avenger Arrives In Entertainment Weekly!

Entertainment Weekly has brand new exclusive images from Captain America: The First Avenger.  These include the first looks at Chris Evans in costume as well as the first look at Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull and more!! Check them all out below!

A Wilde Tron Legacy Clip

A new clip from Tron Legacy has been released in anticipation of Tron Night in theaters across the country tonight. The clip shows Quorra played by Olivia Wilde taking Sam Flynn played by Garrett Hedlund for a ride on those awesome light bikes

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Dark Knight Rises Details Emerge

So the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy will be called The Dark Knight Rises.  Nolan has also revealed that The Riddler will not be the villain and sources say he doesn't like Mr Freeze or The Penguin either.  So Catwoman possibly?  Did Two-Face really die?  Possibly not since Nolan said in his interview today that many old characters will return as well as some new ones.  Which ever way Nolan takes the film, it's sure to be another masterpiece.Nolan also revealed in another LA times interview today that the film will not be shot in 3D and gave his reasons why. 
     "The title of the new film is 'The Dark Knight Rises' and we will be shooting and exhibiting the film in 2-D. We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films. There was a large canvas and operatic sweep to 'The Dark Knight' and we want to make a film that will carry on with that look and feel."
      "Stereoscopic presentation would have significantly changed the feel of certain 'Dark Knight' scenes, such as rooftop and aerial shots in Hong Kong that created vast and startling night vistas. There’s an intimacy at times with spatial illusion of the 3-D effect and we didn’t want to lose scale." 

     "Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this not rebooting. We’re finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what’s come before has real value. We’re looking to do something technologically that’s never been done before. Our ambitions are to make a great movie." 

The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released on July 20, 2012!

Batman 3 Has A Title

According to the LA Times Hero Complex blog, Christopher Nolan has decided to call Batman 3:

The Dark Knight Rises

Interesting title if this is indeed legit and in the interview he also confirms that the Riddler will not be the villian. “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones,” Nolan said cryptically. He also confirmed the film will be shot in IMAX but not in 3D.  Thank goodness for that!.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SWAGAPALOOZA! Comics Of The Week

Maybe it's just me but it seems to be slim pickings at the comic stores this week, but here's a couple to get your hands on!

Superman: Earth One HC

Written ByJ. Michael Straczynski
Art By Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular super-hero. Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis team up for this exciting launch of the Earth One graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, Earth One is a wave of original, standalone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the super-hero who started it all — Superman! What would happen if the origin of the Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? 

Terminator 1984 #2

Written By Zach Whedon
Art By Andy MacDonald

Kyle Reese nears the completion of his mission in the past when he locates Sarah Connor in 1984 Los Angeles. However, protecting her from the Terminator sent to kill her proves more difficult than he realized. In 2029 Kyle had backup, advanced weaponry, and obvious targets--now he's on his own against killer machines that look just like people. Fortunately, Ben is making progress in his own mission-protecting Kyle--as he finally catches up with his friend.

Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #2

Written & Art By Eric Powell

Billy the Kid managed to make it nearly a full day in London without passing out drunk and being carted off to jail, which unfortunately wasn't long enough to find Jack the Ripper, who is still on the loose. The remaining members of Fineas Sproule's traveling spectacle of biological curiosities are on the case, but with "freaks" suspected of being behind the Ripper murders, none of them are safe. It's up to a very hung--over Billy and conjoined twins Malcolm and Miles to break out of jail and find the real killer.

Daft Punk Unleashes More Tron Legacy Coolness!

Tron Legacy is getting closer! First up a cool motion poster then second the new music video from Daft Punk featuring new Tron Legacy footage!  Tron Legacy hits theaters December 17th!

Daft Punk Music Video!

Monday, October 25, 2010

DC Unveils New Look Superman From Earth One

Behold a Superman for the Twilight generation. This skinny, brooding hoody wearing incarnation of The Man Of Steel will appear in DC comics upcoming Superman: Earth One, and will feature in a story set in the early days of the superhero as he comes to terms with his powers.

"We wanted to tell a story that's hip, sexy and moody," said DC Comics' co-publisher Dan DiDio. "We wanted to show a younger Superman at the early stages of his career, struggling with his identity and his place. He realizes he doesn't belong anywhere and doesn't fit in."

Why does DC keep trying to mess with Superman?  Hopefully it's for the storyline purposes and it serves that purpose then they move on.

CP Review With Andrew Episode 4

Andrew is back!! Lot's of reviews.  Watch it now it is your duty!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Norrington Off Crow Remake

The Crow is one of my all time favorite graphic novels and the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee is still to this day one of my favorite comic adaptions and films period.  So a remake of The Crow is right up their with remaking Star Wars or Indiana Jones.  You just don't do it!!  Last year a remake/re-imagining project began to take shape with Stephen Norrington on board as director.  He saw it as a hyper realistic take on the story of Eric Draven, all though many rumors said the character wasn't even named Eric Draven at all.  The script had been written by Norrington and Nick Cave.  In the last few days rumors have circulated that Mark Walhberg had been offered the role.  Ok not the worst choice but not the best either.  Now suddenly Norrington is off the project completely.  He has said that an unnamed star was anxious to work with him but didn't like the script and demand a rewrite.  So Norrington is moving on.  There is no indication given that it was because of Walhberg but either way it's over for him.  Personally I hope this project dies completely. They already made absolutely horrible sequels and a remake of this film is totally unnecessary.  Hollywood really is running out of ideas.

The V.G.F. Report

Fridays are awesome because it's time for The Video Game Friday Report!  So let's get started!

Mario Is 25 Years Old

Nintendo today announced that on November 7 retailers will begin selling a red Nintendo Wii bundle, the Wii Remote Plus, a new DSi XL bundle, and a new game, FlingSmash.  The new Wii package--in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.--will include a red system, copies of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports, a Wii Remote Plus, and everything else normally associated with the system. It will debut at $200 and will be a limited edition. Also being released on November 7 will be a new $180 DSi XL bundle. Similar to the Wii package, the DSi XL bundle is also a limited edition and is colored red in honor of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This package will include a DSi XL with three themed graphics on its face, a copy of Mario Kart DS, and three preinstalled titles: Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, and Photo Clock.

NBA Jam Coming to Xbox 360 &  Playstation 3

     A Sports has finally announced an official price point and release date for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA Jam. However, those with a proclivity for online play might not be thrilled.
The arcade basketball title will drive the lane for high-definition consoles on November 17 at the same $50 price point as the Wii version. The game was originally set to be included exclusively with copies of NBA Elite before that game was indefinitely postponed in late September.
      When the game ships, players will be able to take part in the game's Remix Tour and Classic Campaign but will have only limited access to the game's online multiplayer component.
According to EA Sports, players choosing to take their skills online will have only one avenue in which to do so on launch day. Players can jump into the classic two-vs.-two online mode on day one but will have to wait until December for a content update that will bring a host of new features.
      Those with connected consoles who download the free title update, due out at an unspecified date in December, will score Remix Games. These games include Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21, and they are playable both online and off.
      Also due out with the content update will be Jam Party, an online mode where players can invite up to three others to play. Finally, with the December update players will be able to take their skills to the next level in Online Progression. This mode lets players build and level their character through a series of online challenges.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time to Visit Oa In This Concept Art

Warner Brothers Pictures has released two pieces of concept art from the upcoming Green Lantern film.  The art is from the home planet of the Green Lantern's, Oa.  Green Lantern hits theaters next June and expect Comicpalooza to have a green buzz about it come May 27th, 28th, and 29th!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cars 2 Speeding Into Theaters Next Summer

Of all the Pixar films Cars is probably the weakest but it's also extremely popular.  The kids loved it so naturally a sequel is coming to theaters.  I enjoyed Toy Story 3 a lot but it seems Pixar has even given in to the sequel thing and can't come up with a original ideas.  I have heard that Monsters Inc 2 is coming next.  Sigh.  Anyways, here is the teaser trailer for Cars 2, due next summer.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comicpalooza Review W/ Andrew Episode III

Andrew is back with some new books to review!  Check it folks!

Classic Tron Legacy Poster

There's a new Tron Legacy poster as you can see below and it's awesome!  Yahoo debuted it earlier today and it's an ode to the original films poster.  Very cool!  Tron Legacy is in theaters this December!

Scream 4 This Teaser Trailer

Scream is back with a  fourth installment.  I have to admit, the nostalgic factor kind of kicked in while watching this teaser trailer and it could be a lot of fun.  Wes Craven returns to direct and the film hits theaters next April!  Here is the first teaser trailer for the film!

SWAGAPALOOZA!! Comics Of The Week

Here's the cool swag that is in your comic book store tomorrow!  Brightest Day is apparently running at least 16 issues now it seems and Bruce Wayne is almost back!

Brightest Day #12

Written By Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
Art By Ivan Reis, Pat Gleason Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, & Joe Prado

Don't miss the hottest event in comics as the biweekly Brightest Day continues with the return of the Black Lanterns! Has time run out for our resurrected heroes? Plus, you must not miss the stunning origin of the new Aqualad, the battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, and the bizarre journey of Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as they delve into the inner workings of the Firestorm matrix and uncover its secret! 

 Carnage #1

Written By Zeb Wells
Art By Clayton Crain
Carnage Is Back! The fan-favorite villain returns to rock the Marvel Universe with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man first on his hit list. But just why — and how — has Carnage returned, and how many of Marvel's heroes will it take to stop him? Superstar creators Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man, New Mutants) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, X-Force) team up for the Spider-Man epic that'll leave jaws on the floor! Literally! 


Kick-Ass 2 #1

Written By Mark Millar
Art By John Romita Jr

The sequel to the New York Times best-selling comic--which spawned the hit movie--continues! When Dave Lizewski put on his mask and became Kick-Ass, he never imagined things would go this far. Now Dave comes face-to-face with a world he helped bring about, as his dreams of a world of superheroes come true...but will those dreams turn to nightmares? Don't miss the comic book event of the year! Plus: Hit-Girl!

Batman & Robin #15

Written By Grant Morrison
Art By Frazer Irving

In the final chapter of "Batman Must Die," all is lost and everything has gone to pieces! Is Dick Grayson alive? Will Damian make a pact with the devil? And what will happen after the final confrontation with Dr. Hurt?

Night Of The Living Dead #1

Written By Mike Wolfer, John Russo
Art By Tomas Aira
Fans have demanded it, the most unprecedented and horrifying night in American history continues as the next chapter of Night of the Living Dead is revealed at last! Set on that fateful evening in 1968, shocking reports from rural areas continue to flood the airwaves with accounts of the recently deceased rising up to kill the living. Now government officials begin counter-measures to calm an increasingly panic-stricken public. Questioning whether or not the unbelievable stories are truth or simply an elaborate hoax perpetrated by militants opposed to the Vietnam War, the attention of the nation's Capitol is focused on a threat more believable, as thousands of protesters converge on Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to the War. But with National Guard forces spread impossibly-thin to deal with civil unrest, Washington D.C. is completely unprepared for an event that will forever change the course of the country, and perhaps the world, as an unstoppable army of the undead begins to flood the city, bringing their blood-thirsty reign of terror to the very steps of the White House!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Power Your Ring With This Battery

The first official picture of the Green Lantern power battery is here thanks to the Daily Blam. Green Lantern hits theaters next summer and Nick Jones, who plays John Stewart int eh film, will be at Comicpalooza 2011! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Comicpalooza Review W/ Andrew Episode 2

Andrew is back reviewing some very cool DC Books this week with his latest review!

The V.G.F. Report

It's been a slow week for video game news, in fact it's been a slow week in general for all kinds of news! So a game many people are excited for had it's demo hit consoles this past week and that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.  The demo is awesome and I can't wait for the game!  Below is the official launch trailer to get your force blood pumping!

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare will hit the PSN and XBL on October 26th for $10 bucks to download.  Rockstar is also putting out a stand alone disc with this plus the previously released DLC packs for 30 bucks in stores!

Drive Angry With This Trailer

Nic Cage is back doing what he's good at -  a big dumb action flick.  It's a supernatural thriller called Drive Angry where he's running from thr devils right hand man it seems.  This movie looks like a hell of a lot of fun though and the trailer is pretty decent.  Check it out!

The Hulk To Return To Television

Marvel continues to move forward with numerous movie and television projects, now it seems the Hulk is making it's way back to television on ABC.  The Hulk was of course an extremely popular television show in the late 70's and early 80's starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferringo  There are no creators attached to this, as it is being shopped for writers and development.  The Hulk will play a major role in the upcoming Avengers movie in 2012 directed by Joss Whedon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The DVD Update (Inception Announced)

One of the year's absolute best movies and what I think may be Nolan's masterpiece is finally coming to home video! he release will take place on December 7, 2010, on both DVD and Blu-Ray/ The title boasts tons of special features, like the "Go Inside the Dream with Extraction Mode" exclusive to the Blu-ray and more than 90 minutes of bonus content.

Here's all the details sent out by Warner Brothers:

"Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime. But no planning or expertise can prepare them for a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming."

As for the full list of special features, here's the official, confirmed bonus stuff that will grace your television:

  • Extraction Mode. Infiltrate the dreamscape of Inception – with this in-movie experience – to learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast and crew designed and achieved the movies signature moments. (Blu-ray only)
  • Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious. Taking some of the most fascinating and cutting-edge dream research to-date on lucid dreaming, top scientists make the case that the dream world is not an altered state of consciousness, but a fully functional parallel reality. (Blu-ray only)
  • Inception: The Cobol Job. Now in full animation and motion, check out this comic prologue to see how Cobb, Arthur, and Nash came to be enlisted by Cobol Engineering and perform an extraction on Saito. (Blu-ray only)
  • 5.1 Inception Soundtrack. Composer Hans Zimmer teams up once again with Director Christopher Nolan to create the soundtrack for Inception. Enjoy this feature in full 5.1 surround. (Blu-ray only)
  • Conceptual Art Gallery. (Blu-ray only)
  • Promotional Art Archive. (Blu-ray only)
  • Trailers and TV Spots. (Blu-ray only)
  • BD-Live - Project Somnacin: Confidential Files. Get access to the highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology. (Blu-ray only)
  • 4 Focus Points:
    • The Inception of Inception. Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for Inception
    • The Japanese Castle: The Dream is Collapsing. Creating and destroying the castle set
    • Constructing Paradoxical Architecture. Designing the staircase to nowhere
    • The Freight Train. Constructing the street-faring freight train

Virtual Punk Disc Jockeys

Daft Punk, the widely popular electronic act known for their futuristic stage outfits are doing the score for the upcoming Tron Legacy.  They also have a cameo in the film as virtual disc jockeys and here is a picture of the duo from the movie!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tom Hardy Cast In Batman 3

What a slow news day!!  Almost nothing exciting has happened except for Deadline reporting that Tom Hardy has been cast in a leading role in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Batman 3.  Rumors are rampart that he's playing The Riddler, or Killer Croc, or even Kirk Langstrom, but only Nolan knows for sure.  Tom Hardy was of course in Inception this past summer, also directed by Christopher Nolan.  The sequel to The Dark Knight hits theaters in the summer of 2012!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Look At Tron Original Movie Comic Adaption is showing off some preview art of the upcoming comic book adaption of the original Tron film.  It's wriitten by Peter David with art by Mirco Pierfederici and covers by Greg Land.  The first issue will be out November 3rd and the highly anticipated sequel Tron Legacy will be in theaters December 17th!

SWAGAPALOOZA!! Comics Of The Week

Comics rule!  And this is what you should go buy in stores tomorrow!

Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #5 (of 6)

Writen By Grant Morrison
Art By Ryan Sook
Cover by Andy Kubert
Grant Morrison is joined by all-star artist Ryan Sook in the penultimate issue of The Return Of Bruce Wayne! In this story, Bruce Wayne finds himself in the hard-boiled streets of Gotham City's past. Will his adventure as a private investigator help him take one step closer to the present day? 

Untold Tales Of Blackest Night 

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis

The Book of the Black is pried open once more to reveal the untold horrors that occurred during BLACKEST NIGHT as guided by Sinestro Corps member Lyssa Drak. Be witness as swarms of Black Rings scavenge for souls within the tatters of Ragman! Cringe as Scarecrow bathes in the fear he constructs as a newly minted Sinestro Corpsman! Scream as Donna Troy transforms into a Black Lantern! Squirm as Animal Man literally feels his world – and himself – die! It's the emotional spectrum at its darkest in one special standalone issue!

Bruce Wayne: The Long Road Home - Batman & Robin

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Cliff Richards

BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME kicks off here as Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne rush to quash a damaging news item that could threaten the secret identities of the entire Bat-family! And as if that weren't enough to occupy their time, their father figure, Bruce Wayne, has returned…


Turok, Son Of Stone #1

Writen by Jim Shooter
Art by Eduardo Francisco

Turok, wandering warrior from a far land, rescues Andar, son of a Chiricahua chief, from the ruthless King Maxtla and his Aztec horde. Pursued into a vast cavern, prey and predators are swept away by an unimaginable force to a savage, timeless land of nightmares and miracles, where dinosaurs thunder and rampage. Beset by bloodthirsty enemies and beasts, Turok and Andar encounter an even deadlier threat-the fearsome Panther People and their mesmerizing goddess, Aasta.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The DVD Update

Welcome to this week's edition of The DVD Update.  Not a lot of big announcements but I do have some cover art and some release dates for some high profile upcoming Blu-Ray's and DVD's so here you go check it out and decide how to spend your money!

Hard Boiled
In Stores December 14th

John Woo's action classic finally hits Blu-Ray.  I actually own the DVD of this same version and the transfer was the best the movie has ever looked so I imagine on Blu-Ray it will look even better.  If you have never seen this and you love action movies then you are missing out.  America owes a lot to this film and Woo's other classic, The Killer, which is already available on Blu-Ray.
The Expendables
In Stores November 23rd

Sly Stallone's balls to the walls action flick hits this November.  As hyped as this was, I don't know anyone who saw it but I'm sure it will hit huge for home viewing!  It's loaded with extras and a sequel is already int he works so check out the original when it hits stores!

Shrek The Whole Story
In Stores December 7th

This includes all four Shrek movies in high definition for home viewing!
Shrek Forever After
In Stores December 7th

The "final Chapter" of Shrek hits stores just before the holidays so you can put it under the kiddos Christmas Trees.  I quoted final chapter because this one made a bunch of money too so don't be surprised if they make another one!

Last but not least this is the trailer for the Avatar Extended Edition DVD.  Avatar is a love it or hate it movie it seems, but a lot of people loved it and it made a lot of money.  I enjoyed the movie and even at home I liked it just as much and may have to double dip this one to see what James Cameron added back in to it!

Green Animated Tales Are Coming

A panel was held at New York Comic-Con this past weekend and much was revealed about the upcoming Green Lantern The Animated Series.  Here are some show details followed by some concept art.

The show will run for at least 26 episodes, with the first 13 episodes already planned out.

The main villains of the show will be the Red Lanterns, although the other coloured Lanterns will show up at some point.

Sinestro will not feature in the first 13 episodes, although he will be getting built up over the course of the series for his eventual reveal.

This is very much a space-based series, which means the other major DC superheroes won't be making any appearances anytime soon.

A preview will come out in late 2011, but the series isn't slated to premiere until the spring of 2012.