Friday, October 28, 2011

New Trailer For M:I - Ghost Protocol Is Here

One of the biggest movies this holiday season is Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and here is hte brand new theatrical trailer for the film!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Movie Of The Week - October 26, 2011: Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Welcome to a brand new  Movie Of The Week, a new weekly feature at the Blog!  How does this differ from Trailer Park, well one it is weekly and two I hope to get interaction from YOU, the Comicpalooza fans.  I want you to email me a pick for Movie Of The Week, and I will use them and post those picks as the weeks go by!  Email me your picks at!  Start thinking of your Movie Of The Week and send it to me!

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Synopsis:  A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. .

Released  October 1, 1968
Director:  George A. Romero
Domestic Box Office Gross:  $30 Million (Worldwide)
Running Time:  1 Hour 36 Minutes
Starring: Duane Jones & Judith O'Dea  

Why You Should Watch It:  This is the movie that made zombies cool!  28 Days Later, Dawn Of The Dead, The Walking Dead....all are inspired by this black and white classic!  It still stands up today in the genre as a horrifying and gritty look at just what if the dead came back to life!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Walking Dead Renewed For Season 3

After the season two premiere set cable television records, this really comes as no surprise, but AMC has officially confirmed that The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season.  "Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew ‘The Walking Dead’ for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," said Charlie Collier, AMC’s President. “We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make ‘The Walking Dead’ a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.” 

Justice League - Doom Trailer

Justice League - Doom is the new animated film from Warner Premiere and DC Comics.  The trailer is here and teh film hits this Winter in stores every where.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Star Wars Episode I 3D Trailer

Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace hits theaters in February in 3D and here is the trailer!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Dark Knight Rises Prologue Coming In December?

In 2007, Warner Brothers released the first 8 minutes of The Dark Knight in front of IMAX screenings of I Am Legend.  Now it seems they are going to do the same and release the "prologue" to The Dark Knight Rises in front of IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.  For now take this as rumor and if confirmed, you will know!

The Punisher Being Developed For Television

Fox has committed to a pilot for The Punisher, a series based on the Marvel comic from Edward Allen Bernero and ABC.

The comic adaptation is described as an hour-long cop procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of the comic book giant's iconic characters, Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher, seeking justice for those the system has failed.

This marks the first sale this season for ABC, with the company setting up Hulk with Guillermo del Toro, David Eick and Jessica Jones with Melissa Rosenberg last season.

No cast or production details have been released

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Live Action Akira Film Gets The Greenlight

Akira, the immensely popular manga and anime film from the 80's, has finally been given a green light for a live action adaption from Warner Brothers. They have tapped Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra (''Orphan,'' ''Unknown'') to direct the live-action version of the anime cult hit at a lower revised budget of $90 million..Production on the pic is set for a late February / early March start.  The manga and original film's director, Katsuhiro Otomo is on board as exec-producer. No word on who will star but Tron Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund is the front runner apparently.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Big Bang Theory Cast As Super Heroes

Warner Brothers is celebrating The Big Bang Theory being on 5 nights a week now by turning them into super heroes! At comic book stores now you can find backer boards and store bags featuring Jim Lee's Justice League art on one side, and the cast of The Big Bang Theory on the other.  Look for posters and other advertising material also to tie in with the show and of course DC's New 52!

New Trailer For Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

A brand new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows has arrived!  The film hits theaters this Christmas season!

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Deleted Captain America Scene

Captain America: The First Avenger hits Blu-Ray on Tuesday, and has released this deleted scene that can be found on the disc.  It's a very cool scene and one of which should have been in the film.  One thing I was hoping to see more of in the film was fighting in World War II, especially with the Howling Commandos, and this scene would have given it to the audience!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cameron Reveals Avatar 2 & 3 Details

James Cameron recently sat down with Dateline to discuss Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which the director reveals will include never-before-seen new planets. James Cameron also explained that he will be writing the scripts for both films together, so that all three Avatar movies will follow one long story arc. Here are some excerpts from what Cameron had to say.

      First, James Cameron discussed the fact that he is writing both scripts for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
together, and that much of this next sequel will take place underwater.
He also reveals that we will see new planets in these next two films in
the franchise.

takes place on Pandora. I'm writing the second and third films
together. It completes a three-film story arc. We will see the ocean of
Pandora, which we haven't seen at all. That is an eco-system that I am
dying to design. It's going to look spectacular. It narrows the
spotlight. Instead of the rain forest or nature, it focuses on ocean
issues. Because we have a planet that is a blue planet. If you look at
it from a distance, earth is a lot more blue than it is brown...Than it
is land mass. We are making the oceans unsurvivable for a lot of the
species right now. For a lot of reasons. This is the chance to focus a
little bit of energy in that direction. And there will be other planets as well, aside from Pandora. It will be a cornucopia. It will be a treat for the eyes."

     James Cameron then gave his team of artists most of the created for the imaginative worlds that we will see on screen.  "I
get to image things at a fuzzy level. Than I bring in a lot of great
artists. They come up with all the amazing creatures and plants."

     Finally, James Cameron let fans know that he will not be pushing the environmental aspects of the storyline any harder than he did in the original Avatar. "This
is a continuation of the same story at a greater level. I want people
to feel that same sense of excitement about this world, and the
fictional Na'vi people. I want them to feel that excitement of
discovering a new world. All the things they haven't seen. The package
of the first movie will be there. The themes will be there, and played
out in a way that I think people can accept. I am not going to become
more strident. I am not going to say, "Well, we got away with this much
environmental content in the first one, now I am going to double it. I
think that would be a mistake. It has to be entertainment first and foremost."

Avatar 2 and 3 are due in 2014 and 2015!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Movie Of The Week: October 17, 2011: The Thing (1982)

Welcome to a brand new  Movie Of The Week, a new weekly feature at the Blog!  How does this differ from Trailer Park, well one it is weekly and two I hope to get interaction from YOU, the Comicpalooza fans.  I want you to email me a pick for Movie Of The Week, and I will use them and post those picks as the weeks go by!  Email me your picks at!  Start thinking of your Movie Of The Week and send it to me!

The Thing (1982)

Synopsis:  Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Released  June 25, 1982
Director:  John Carpenter
Domestic Box Office Gross:  $19.6 Million
Running Time:  1 Hour 49 Minutes
Starring: Kurt Russel, Keith David, and Wilford Brimley

Why You Should Watch It:  With the prequel/remake in theaters now, maybe it's time to revisit the classic 1982 film.  There's also the 1951 film The Thing From Another World.  Either way you will be watching a solid science fiction film that may just scare the hell out of you in the process!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Anime Contamine': How to Get Back into Anime a.k.a. Come back into the Light!

The Comicpalooza Blog wants to welcome LT Tran on board with our brand new anime column!  Read, enjoy and give feedback to him for future articles!  And without further delay....
     Hello, fellow geeks! For a good while now, I was invited to write an anime column for the Comicpalooza website and for a time I haven't sent anything to the administrator not because I didn't want to but it's mostly because I had no idea what to submit to the blog.  Also, it didn't help that work tended to get in the way or the pure and simple fact that I ran out of energy to write anything after a long day of physical labor (I is lazy, har har har).  So what did I decide to write as an inaugural article for this anime column?  See title above.
   Now I'm sure that many comic book fans out there are into anime and manga. I for one, are into anime and can't really get into manga because it's such an expensive hobby to keep up with.  Unless you have a subscription to Shonen Jump or just have a huge coffer of money to spend it on books from Barne's and Noble's manga section.
   Now, let's get into the meat of this article, How to get back into anime AKA come back into the light.  I decided on this topic because I know that there are a lot of you out there that used to be very into Japanese animation and have pretty much lost touch with this special media.  Either, A) you started a family (a life), B) lost interest (shame on you), or C) just too busy with work and other interests (not really an excuse).  If you fit any of the criteria above and may still have a passing interest about anime or wish to get back into it but don't know how.  I'm your man.  I'm here to help! 
   Thankfully, we live in the age of the internet, getting back into the genre takes a few keystrokes and a couple of mouse clicks away.  If we lived in any other age I would've gone through the pains of actually scouting out real world locations for vhs stores that have a decent anime selection; good thing we don't.  Alright, digressions aside, let's get to it.  I will recommend three websites that will help ease you back into the anime world.  Not only can you keep up with the latest of anime series released in the US but you can watch some of the shows being simulcast in Japan!  There is a monthly subscription fee of $6.95 per month.  There are options for dubs or subtitles.  Sometimes, some shows won't appear on animenetwork and the reason why is mainly because this website probably nabbed exclusive streaming rights to some of the shows.  Price: 6.95 per month they also have Asian dramas as a separate streaming service. If you want to cover all your bases subscribe to both if you feel like you need to rekindle your ocd of anime. 

Finally, there's Netflix.  Believe it or not, Netflix definitely has the largest anime selection anywhere either through their dvd catalog or through their streaming library.  Of course, they're not the cheapest.  To get a dvd and streaming option you'd have to fork over 15.98 a month (that's more than a WOW monthly subscription!)  or just 8.99 a month for just the unlimited streaming.  However, despite the price they tend to keep up pretty well with some of Funimation's recent dvd releases and back catalog.

Now all websites do feature a ratings and comments for viewers to browse through in case you can't decide on what to watch first.  If you want any recommendations, you can send me an email and I will compile the most common questions together in to a feature article coming out soon! 

Send questions and comments to

Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer

Batman: Arkham City hits stores on Tuesday, and here is the brand new launch trailer for the game!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Anime Contamine.....tomorrow!

The Comicpalooza Blog has a brand new anime column debuting tomorrow (I hope) and basically this post is just to announce it!  Feedback, excitement, thoughts are appreciated!

Star Wars Episode I 3D Release Poster has revealed the theatrical poster for the 3D release of Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"At last we will have our revenge." - Darth Maul Returns!

Darth Maul is returning to the Star Wars universe.  That's right, he was cut in half but yet he will return in Star Wars: The Clone Wars this spring.  The full report comes from Entertainment Weekly, and here is an excert from the report with supervising director Dave Filoni speaking on Darth Maul's return.

“I found it funny in The Phantom Menace when Darth Maul got cut in half,” Clone Wars
supervising director Dave Filoni says. “I thought George was
definitively saying to the fans, ‘There’s no way this character is
coming back. This is not a Boba Fett/Sarlacc Pit situation where,
because of fan love, Boba gets out of that thing any number of ways.’
Fast-forward ten-years, and I’m the one to bring Maul back.”  Well, mostly. Filoni acknowledges that the order to resurrect the Sith Lord came from George Lucas himself, who became more interested in his Phantom Menace creation while developing Savage Opress for the last season of The Clone Wars. Awesome as Maul was in the movie, he barely got to do anything before the old chop-chop. When asked if Maul’s return is motivated by the feeling that he was underutilized in The Phantom Menace, Filoni says, “I think in part.” 

    Filoni's biggest challenge, though, will come from the legions of  fans ready to shout “No way!” at the very idea of a Maul return. But addressing the (un)believability of his survival could make for some interesting drama. “First of all, how does he survive getting cut in half?” says Filoni. “Plus, he fell! And also, don’t forget Obi-Wan Kenobi is still around, so I’m sure Maul wouldn’t be very happy with him.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Avengers Trailer Is Here

The Avengers trailer is here! We have all been waiting for it, and it has arrived, and it's pretty awesome!  Lot's of screen grabs below the trailer as well!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Walking Dead Season 2 UK Trailer

Season 2 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 21st in the U.K. and here is a new trailer for U.K. audiences with some snippets of new footage

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Batman: Year One Clip

Batman: Year One hits DVD and Blu-Ray on just a couple of short weeks, and now Warner Brothers ahs released this new clip previewing the film!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The First Unoffical Pic Of Jor-El's Costume

The set stalkers are at it again and managed to snap a few photos of Russel Crowe in costume as Jor-El in Zach Snyder's The Man Of Steel.  Looks like they are going for a much more futuristic Kryptonian look in this film.  The Man Of Steel hits theaters in June 2013.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thor & Cap Stare At The Sky

This is the latest official still from The Avengers, featuring Thor and Captain America staring at something looming overhead!  The Avengers hits theaters in May 2012! 

The Walking Dead Web Series Has Arrived

The new season of The Walking Dead is less than two weeks away and now AMC's web series has arrived!

Part 1 - A New Day

Part 2 - Family Matters

Part 3  - Domestic Violence

Part 4  - Neighborly Advice

Part 5 - Step-Mother

Part 6  - Everything Dies

Movie Of The Week: October 3, 2011 - The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Welcome to a brand new  Movie Of The Week, a new weekly feature at the Blog!  How does this differ from Trailer Park, well one it is weekly and two I hope to get interaction from YOU, the Comicpalooza fans.  I want you to email me a pick for Movie Of The Week, and I will use them and post those picks as the weeks go by!  Email me your picks at!  Start thinking of your Movie Of The Week and send it to me!

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Synopsis: A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Released July 20, 1984
Director: Wolfgang Peterson
Domestic Box Office Gross: $20 Million
Running Time: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
Starring: Noah Hathaway

Why You Should Watch It: Chances are you have already seen it, and for a lot of us, it's one of those great child hood memory movies.  It might not be as good as it was when you were a kid, but there's still a lot to enjoy about this pretty good and fun fantasy flick.  Just stay away from the awful sequels, and enjoy this before Hollywood remakes it also.