Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Avengers Super Bowl Commercial Preview

Marvel will be airing a commercial for The Avengers during this Sunday's Super Bowl, and they have released a brief sneak peek at the spot.  The Avengers hits theaters in May!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Matthew Vaughn Returns To Direct X-Men: First Class Sequel

X-Men: First Class was pretty damn good.  Not perfect, but a pretty good prequel/reboot of the franchise, and the studio thought so also.  Deadline is reporting that director Matthew Vaughn, who directed the film,  has officially signed on to direct the sequel as well. It is expected that most of the cast will return also.  No word on when the film will see release, but more news expected soon.

The First 3 Minutes OfThe Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere

The title says it all....The Walking Dead returns February 12th on AMC.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Get Your Darth Maul 3D Glasses On The Phantom Menace Opening Night!

Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace opens in 3D on February 10th, and all RealD3D Cinemas showing the movie will be giving away these very cool Darth Maul 3D glasses on opening day, while supplies last.  Unlike other 3D glasses, you won't have to return these for recycling or to the trash!

Five New Stills From The Avengers

Marvel.com has released five new official stills from The Avengers.  Nothing spectacularly new here, but worth the look.  The Avengers opens in May!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Prometheus Image

The buzz behind Prometheus continues to grow, and the studio keeps fueling the fire with new still images like this new one.  It tells us so little but keeps us so intrigued.  Prometheus hits theaters this summer!

Planet Of The Apes Mondo Posters

The Mondo company is at it again, this time with some amazing posters from the original Planet Of The Apes saga.  Mondo makes these posters for Drafthouse Cinema screenings of classic films, and sells them through their website! Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Promo For The Walking Dead's Return

The Walking Dead returns February 12th and AMC has released this awesome new promo!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Liam Neeson Confirms He Was The Set Of The Dark Knight Rises

  "I can tell you nothing about Dark Knight Rises, seriously … I was on set for maybe an hour-and-a-half and the director didn’t tell me anything of what it’s about … So, I’m being very honest when I say I have no idea what’s going to happen."

This quote comes directly from Liam Neeson himself in a  recent interview with Showbiz Spy.  He doesn't exactly confirm he is or isn't in The Dark Knight Rises, but rumors had suggested that he was in  the movie.   Maybe Ra's Al Ghul returns or maybe he doesn't.  Maye Neeson is throwing everyone off by adding fuel to the fire.  We have until July to find out!

Is Shane Exiting The Walking Dead?

Rumors hit a month or two ago that one actor on the set of The Walking Dead was unhappy since Frank Darabont had left the show, and that said actor wanted out of his contract.  Could that actor be John Bernthal?  Bernthal of course plays Shane, and is apparently the front runner to play the lead in Darabont's new television show, L.A. Noir.  This certainly doesn't confirm he is the actor who wanted out, but it makes it seem that way.  If true, Shane could be exiting the show by the end of season 2!

Monday, January 23, 2012

AMC Hosts Phantom Menace 3D Events In 10 Cities

AMC Theaters have teamed up with Hasbro and Lucasfilm for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D event nights at 10 of their theaters.  The events will take place February 11 at 11 a.m. local time at each location and will feature interactive activities, games, and giveaways at the events.  The events will include the following:

---  Exclusive Anakin Skywalker Podracer 3D glasses with ticket purchase, to truly get into the speed and spectacle of 3D Star Wars on the big screen
--- A Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pods collectible toy with RealD 3D ticket purchase
--- A Lego feature area
--- Darth Maul face-painting; a chance to reveal your inner Sith Lord at long last!
--- Special character appearances for photo opportunities
--- Demonstrations of the upcoming Xbox Kinect Star Wars

The 10 participating theaters are as follows:

Atlanta: AMC Southlake 24
Boston: AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 
Chicago: AMC South Barrington 30
Denver: AMC Highlands Ranch 24
Los Angeles: AMC Tustin 14 at The District, AMC Ontario Mills 30
New York: AMC Empire 25, AMC Garden State 16 
Phoenix: AMC Mesa Grand 24
San Francisco: AMC Emeryville Bay Street 16

Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer

These movies just keep coming, but there must be an audience for them out there.  Resident Evil Retribution hits theaters in September.

Empire Covers The Avengers

The latest issue of Empire Magazine features five different Avengers character covers.  Check them out below and find them on news stands this week!

Friday, January 20, 2012

First Look At Riddick

Vin Diesel has given fans another look at the upcoming film currently known simply as Riddick through his Facebook page.  However this time it isn't concept art but our first look at his character in full costume.  Riddick is the third film in the story began in Pitch Black, then continued in The Chronicles Of Riddick.  Riddick is expected to hit theaters in 2012.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bone Has A Writer & Director

Jeff Smith's Bone is one of the best fantasy adventure comic books ever done.  If you haven't read it, then you are certainly missing out on what is a well crafted and spectacular story.  A film version has been rumored for years, going from animation, to live action with CGI, and so forth.  Warner Brother's owns the film rights have hired Patrick Sean Smith to write the film.  he is best known for the ABC Family show, Greek.  Directing the project will be P.J. Hogan is made the critically well received live action Peter Pan film.  No word yet on whether the film will be animated or live action, but more news is expected soon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yoda Sells "Vodaphone"

This British television ad features everyone's favorite green Jedi Master, Yoda, selling a new cell phone service called "Vodaphone"!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Green Lantern The Animated Series Returns In March

Green Lantern The Animated Series had it's debut with a one hour special back in November.  The series is returning in March with a full 26 episode run it would appear.  New stills for the show have also been released.  Watch Green Lantern The Animated Series on Cartoon Network this March!

A Sneak Peek Of The Walking Dead's Return

The Walking Dead returns on February 12th!  Check out this sneak peek from the return episode, "Nebraska".  Also of note, AMC has ordered 16 episodes for season 3 of the show.  Season 2 consists of 13 episodes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Movie Of The Week: Army Of Darkness (1992)

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 comicpaloozablog@yahoo.com!  Start thinking of your Movie Of The Week and send it to me!

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Synopsis:  A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Released  February 19, 1993 Premiered In 1992 At A Film FEstival
Director:  Sam Raimi
Domestic Box Office Gross:  $21.5 Million

Running Time:  1 Hours 21 Minutes
Starring: Bruce Campbell & Dead Guys

Why You Should Watch It: It's about as cult classic as you get.  For years everyone was hoping for a sequel, but now we are getting a remake of the original Evil Dead, which will probably suck, so for now watch this piece of cinema gold!

First Still From Skyfall

Empire Magazine has gotten their hands on the first official still image from James Bond's next adventure, Skyfall.  It's one of the ladies as a shirtless Bond sits by the pool.  Skyfall hits theaters in November 2012.

New Image From The Amazing Spider-Man

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly  brings us a brand new shot of Andrew Garfield in a classic pose from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man.  The film swings into theaters this summer!

Five New Posters For The Phantom Menace 3D Release

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is hitting theaters February 10th in a new 3D presentation, and here are five new posters to promote the film!  The Force Will Be with You in 3D in a few weeks!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Stills from The Dark Knight Rises & More

he hype machine for The Dark Knight Rises is in full swing, with some IMAX theaters already selling tickets and reporting sell outs!  The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features Christian Bale as Batman on the cover and offers a few tidbits inside.  Bale had this to say about the end of the trilogy: "I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure. And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work."
      Nolan also has a few comments in this issue including the following: "I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him."
     The issue also reveals that people may want to revisit the last film in the saga, as this final chapter has ramifications that spin from the conclusion of The Dark Knight in which Gordon and Batman try to cover-up the sins of the late Harvey Dent in order to protect Gotham's true saviour.  There are also several new stills fromt he film as seen below. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters in July!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Avatar 2 Still Four Years Away

Producer John Landau was attending a screening of Titanic 3D when he had the chance to speak about the upcoming Avatar sequels, and said that they are "four years away".  The plan is still to shoot parts 2 and 3 back to back.  So this could mean 2016 or Christmas 2015 for the first sequel.  It seems like from comments made by Sam Worthingon and even James Cameron himself recently, that they were getting ready to start filming as early as Fall 2012, for a Christmas 2013 release, but maybe not.   Whenever Avatar 2 begins, we will keep you posted!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Star Wars TV Show Has A Working Title

IGN recently sat down with Star Wars prequel producer Rick McCallum to discuss the live action Star Wars television show.  The show has a working title of Star Wars: Underworld, which stays true to rumors that the show features bounty hunters, and the underground world of Star Wars.  It seems the show is still on track, they are just waiting for an economical way to make it happen.  Watch the video below for more!

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Avengers VS X-Men Teaser Art

The battle between the X-Men and The Avengers begins in comic book stores in April.  Check out this very cool teaser art of Iron Man taking on Magneto.

The Unreleased Animated Version Of The Hobbit

Back in 1966, animator Gene Deitch collaborated with Czech illustrator Adolf Born to create this 12 minute version of Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. It never saw the light of day,until now

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Still From The Avengers

It's a slow news week when all we get are new stills from movies.  This one is from The Avengers as Captain America and Thor prepare for battle.  The Avengers hits theaters in May!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Watch Battlestar Galactica In 4 Minutes in 16-Bit

The title pretty much says it all about this cool amusing video!

Akira Shuts Down In Pre-Production

     Warner Brothers has shut down the pre-production offices on the live action remake of the popular anime film, Akira. The plan is to rework the existing script and scale down the currently $90 million dollar budget.  Warner Brothers insist that Akira is not a dead project and Garret Hedlund is still set to star as Kaneda and Juame Collet-Serra is still on to direct.
     I think a live action Akira is a good idea, if done right.  If you have ever seen the anime film, then you know $90 million already seems like a low budget for the film, and they want it even less?  Sounds like this project could die eventually...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day Early Launch For Avengers Vs X-Men

Issue #1 of The Avengers Vs X-Men hits comic book stores on April 4th, but you can get it a day early if you comic shop participates in the April 3rd launch event!  Stores that participate will be able to sell it at 8 p.m. the night of the 3rd. Goodies such as lithographs, posters, badges, postcards, free comics, and more will be given away for the event!  The twist - which side will your comic shop be pledged to?  The stores that participate will have to chose X-Men or Avengers to side with and the goodies will based on their allegiance! Check with you local shop for more details!