Monday, September 1, 2014

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. released a teaser trailer for Season 2! [video]

The new trailer for Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been released and it gives fans a first look at Season 2 footage! It seems the main idea here is that S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to be trying to go back into the shadow and help people "even when they don't know it". This is interesting considering that is how S.H.I.E.L.D. operated for many years until they were outed and became a public organization. Perhaps the HYDRA uprising and downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D. will allow them to step into the shadows easier.



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New video from Nintendo Japan shows off the New Nintendo 3DS and its features! [video]

A new video has been uploaded by Nintendo Japan that shows off the New Nintendo 3DS and some of the new features that can be found on this updated 3DS.

What are your thoughts on the New Nintendo 3DS? Will you be picking one up at launch when it hits your area?



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Once Upon A Time's Season 4 promo teases Elsa's entrance to Storybrook. [video]

A chill is falling over Storybrook in Once Upon A Time's new promo for Season 4!

The new promo has Elsa walking the streets of Storybrook while the main characters (in their Enchanted Forest outfits) look on not yet sure what to make of her. How long will it take before we find out why she was locked inside Rumpelstiltskin's vault? Will actress Elizabeth Mitchell be playing the original Snow Queen like the rumors suggest? How will Anna and the other Frozen characters play into the show? There is a lot of questions for this upcoming season and although I personally think it is too soon to be doing a Frozen storyline, I'm a little curious to find out some of the answers.

Watch the all new Season 4 promo below!



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See what Ghostbusters would be like with an entirely new (and hilarious) cast! [video]

The casting for Ghostbusters was perfect in my opinion. Everyone did exactly what they had to and the movie was a smash hit. However, what would it have been like if the casting was entirely different? Take a look at this hilarious animated video that stars Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson, Paul Reubens (Peewee Herman), and Bill Cosby as the Ghostbusters! I honestly wouldn't mind seeing how this whole film would play out. Enjoy!



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Watch actress Karen Gillan shave her head for Guardians of the Galaxy! [video]

To everyone's surprise, Scottish actress Karen Gillan revealed at last year's San Diego Comic-Con that she had shaved her head completely for the role as Nebula is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now a year later a video of Gillan shaving her beautiful red hair for the film has found it's way online for all her fans to watch. The fact that Gillan went all in and really shaved her head for this role is a credit to her dedication. Well done, Karen! You were amazing in Guardians of the Galaxy!



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See how Westeros comes to life in this Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown! [video]

HBO's Game of Thrones is a smash hit with fans everywhere. The story is sensational, there is plenty of action, and the show's visual effect are amazing. This video by Rodeo FX, the effects team behind the look of the show, shows off the visual effects breakdown of the show's armies, castles, landscapes, and more! Sit back and watch Westeros come to life!



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Video Games: The Movie! From humble beginnings to a global phenomenon! [video]

From humble beginnings the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar that has gripped the globe. Produced by actor Zach Braff and narrated by actor Sean Astin this movie takes a look at how video games have grown to the global phenomenon. It has interviews some of the industries leading names and gamers including Chris Hardwick, Nolan Bushnell, Alison Haislip, Hideo Kojima, Wil Wheaton, Cliff Bleszinski (CliffyB), Hiroyoki Kobayashi, Warren Spector and many more!
"From executive producer Zach Braff and CliffyB comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead."
You can now purchase the filmon iTunes and at the official website for $15: videogamesthemovie.com




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New promo is released for Arrow Season 3! [video]

An all new promo has been released by the CW for season 3 of Arrow and it has some great new footage! Watch a kiss between Oliver and Felicity, Count Vertigo's arrival in Starling City, Canary kick some butt, and even Thea training with The Dark Archer! If the end of season 2 is any indication of what is to come, season 3 should be very exciting!



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Star Wars counts down its 10 Best Fights! [video]

The Star Wars franchise is known for its amazing fight scenes. It just wouldn't be a Star Wars film without them. The StarWars.com crew have gotten together and compiled a list that they think best shows off the 10 Best Fights within the franchise. For this Top 10 they are choosing from fights only seen in the films. The list ranks these Top 10 fights on "inventiveness, choreography, and emotional impact." Below is an amazing video that shows you footage and descriptions of each fight sequence and below the video you can read the list of fights that made the list. Let's see if your favorite made the list!



"10. Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. General Grievous, Revenge of the Sith

The most dynamic battle of any Star Wars film, moving from lightsaber duel to high-speed chase to knock-down drag-out fist fight. Obi-Wan is brave and heroic; Grievous is menacing and creepy. It's a fast, fun scene, filled with thrills and a few laughs.

9. Mace Windu Vs. Darth Sidious, Revenge of the Sith

The galaxy's phantom menace becomes real, as Darth Sidious takes on one of the Jedi's best. The ending continues to be debated; Windu seems to have Sidious beaten. But was this part of a bigger plan? Either way, it doesn't end well for Mace.

8. Yoda Vs. Count Dooku, Attack of the Clones

This is the first time we see Yoda in action, and it's awesome. The Jedi Master impressively deflects and absorbs Count Dooku's Force lightning, and duels with a fast, exhilarating style that made audiences cheer. Great warrior, indeed.

7. Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Vader, A New Hope

The first lightsaber duel ever seen in a Star Wars film. What's significant about this fight is not the choreography, but the subtle emotional touches, from haunted facial expressions to hints at what's to come.

6. Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Jango Fett, Attack of the Clones

This fight delivers on something fans had longed to see: what can Mandalorian armor really do? And Jango Fett pulls out all the stops. The Jedi and bounty hunter prove to be formidable opponents in a fight that's unique for Star Wars in setting and style.

5. Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader, Return of the Jedi

The final duel of the original trilogy with the highest stakes possible. Luke is pushed into a blind rage, but ends up showing compassion for his father at the last moment; in doing so, he awakens the good in Darth Vader, and the Emperor meets a just end.

4. Yoda Vs. Darth Sidious, Revenge of the Sith

The battle of the ultimate Masters, featuring furious lightsaber combat and an awesome display of Force wizardry. It's a meeting between arguably the two most powerful beings in the galaxy, and while Yoda holds his own, he fails to defeat the Sith Lord.

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Anakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith

An epic duel in scale and scope, Anakin versus Obi Wan is a marvel of choreography and visual effects. Despite the fact that we already know the outcome, the entire sequence is thrilling and, ultimately, heartbreaking.

2. Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back

The slow pacing, haunting aesthetic, and the harsh reality of Luke's first duel with Darth Vader all make for one of cinema's most memorable sword fights. It's artistic, it's brutal, and the ending is the stuff of legend.

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi & Qui-Gon Jinn Vs. Darth Maul, The Phantom Menace

This duel captures what makes every other entry on this list special. It's exciting, there's real danger, and it packs an emotional punch. Darth Maul is quick and deadly like no other Star Wars villain before him, making the Sith Lord a new kind of threat. As the fight progresses, Qui-Gon is mortally wounded, leaving a young Obi-Wan to face Maul alone. Throughout, it simultaneously echoes and establishes themes core to the saga -- and the surprising climax is a defining moment for one of the galaxy's greatest Jedi. Taken together, that's why we think it's the best fight ever in a galaxy far, far away."

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New DC Nation - Tales of Metropolis short has Jimmy Olsen complaining to Clark Kent about Superman. [video]

Everyone would love to be Superman's best friend. Just think of all the cool things that he could do for you. Jimmy Olsen however knows that being Superman's best friend, and possibly only friend, can have drawbacks. Check out this DC Nation - Tales of Metropolis short where Jimmy Olsen complains about how bad Superman is to Clark Kent. What could go wrong with confiding in Clark?



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lynda Carter weighs in on the new Wonder Woman costume!

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
DC fans were treated to the first look of the new Wonder Woman (played by actress Gal Gadot) that we'll see in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during San Diego Comic-Con. Fan reaction seemed to be split but on the whole they seemed to really like it. Complaints on the new outfit seemed to be nitpicking smaller details but with various Wonder Woman outfits out there not 100% of the fanbase was going to be pleased. I feel this new outfit has a real world look that will look great in the film.

In a recent interview Access Hollywood got to sit down with actress Lynda Carter who starred as Wonder Woman in the iconic 1975 television series. With the original Wonder Woman sitting in front of them, they of course had to ask what she thought of the new costume reveal. Here's what Lynda Carter had to say:
"Well, I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say. ... I don't know. I haven't seen it yet, so I really can't comment. Maybe there's a lot more color in it than what we saw in the picture. It's almost impossible to play a superhero anyway. You can't. You just have to play a character that happens to do these amazing things. That's the only way you can do it. And the costumes all take care of themselves, but it was a little more – I'll have to wait and see. I hate to comment on something that I haven't seen and I'm very supportive of Gal Gadot. I'm very supportive of them doing Wonder Woman, putting her in any capacity. I think she needs to be out there. ... It's high time somebody took a chance and did it and so I'm really happy about that."

All in all that is a pretty fair and positive response. I think once we see the costume in a different lighting that there may be a little more color than we see in the darker promotional image. It's great to hear that Carter is supporting Gal Gadot as the new Wonder Woman and I definitely am as well. I can't wait to see what she brings to this role and how she is in the film.

The Tick could be returning with an all new live action show! [video]

It's hard to believe but the superhero known as The Tick could be returning with another live action show. Fan were first introduced to this hero by the Tick comics written by Ben Edlund and the 1994 animated series that lasted three seasons. Seeing the success of the character FOX aired The Tick live action show in 2001. The show starred Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement) as the title character but FOX canceled the show after just 9 episodes after not finding their target audience.

According to People, Amazon will be bringing the show back but at the moment there is no set date. Streaming sites have had success with their original shows so this news is plausible. Original star Patrick Warburton is said to be returning to reprise his role as The Tick and original creator Ben Edlund will come on to produce the show. The original show developed a cult following so it'll be interesting to see how this show does and what kind of audience it'll grab. Are you interested to see The Tick return with an all new live action show?

Below you can watch the pilot episode of the 1994 show.



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New Wii U sizzle reel from Nintendo shows off games from "Past, Present, and Future"! [video]

If you have been on the fence about purchasing a Wii U from Nintendo then their new sizzle reel may convince you that the time to make that purchase is now. Nintendo's new sizzle reel comes with the tagline "Games of Past, Present, and Future". Showing off exactly what the tagline promises this video shows fans some of the big hits from the past year, games coming out during the Fall of 2014, and games coming out in 2015. There is a lot of great footage shown here and a lot to be excited about as a Wii U gamer! Enjoy!



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