Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Game of Thrones theme played by a cello orchestra! [video]

This video comes to us all the way from Castilla y Leon in Spain and this talented group of cellists play the Game of Thrones opening credits theme quite well. I always love seeing music videos of cello players playing awesome pop culture songs. They always come out so well!

Source: YouTube - CELLOCYL

Rebels Recon #3 takes you behind the scenes of the Star Wars Rebels episode "Fighter Flight"! [video]

Let's take a trip behind-the-scenes of Disney's newest show Star Wars Rebels and find out some really cool information concerning the last episode "Fighter Flight".
"Rebels Recon #3 features an in-depth look at the Star Wars Rebels episode "Fighter Flight," with a recap, cast and crew interviews, and answers to your Twitter questions -- plus an exclusive preview of next week's installment of Star Wars Rebels, "Rise of the Old Masters!" 
In "Fighter Flight," Hera sends the ever-bickering Ezra and Zeb on a quality-time supply run -- which includes bringing back an impossible-to-find meiloorun fruit -- and the two have a run-in with some stormtroopers. As a result, Zeb finds himself in the cockpit of a TIE fighter. At New York Comic Con 2014, Vanessa Marshall (voice of Hera), talked about what her character brings to the Ghost crew, which is on display in this episode. "I think what makes Hera so cool," Marshall says, "is that she helps these characters discover things they didn't really know they had inside to get this job done." 
The plot of "Fighter Flight" comes from a surprising source: Star Wars toys. "The whole idea for "Fighter Flight," executive producer Dave Filoni tells Lucasfilm's Andi Gutierrez, "was based around having a TIE fighter toy as a kid and putting heroes in it instead of villains...I played out that scenario a hundred times as a child." And the dynamic between Zeb and Ezra that's explored in the episode is key to defining their relationship. 
"It's fun. I think of it as the whole big brother, little brother thing," says Taylor Gray, who plays Ezra. Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb, explains that their friendship is growing -- and that he's fascinated by Ezra. The episode also offers a new, close-up look at TIE fighters, which Blum was especially excited to see -- and Filoni reveals the design inspiration behind Star Wars Rebels' TIEs. 
Finally, the Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo addresses a new fan question: why does C-3PO have a silver leg in "Fighter Flight," when last we saw him in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, he was completely gold?"

This behind-the-scenes video even gives us a sneak peek at next week's episode "Rise of the Old Masters".

Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Is Doctor Who a religion? [video]

There is no denying that the British sci-fi show Doctor Who has a very devoted and loyal following. There is even a name for it's fans; Whovian. I should know. I am one! But the Idea Channel at PBS created a very interesting video that poses the question, "Is Doctor Who a religion?" I recommend that every give this guy a chance to give his speech as he makes some very interesting points that might make you think twice about your initial answer. Also, the video is spoiler free so that's great!

"Dr. Who is one of the longest running TV shows on the BBC, and it's got a huge fandom surrounding it, called Whovians. And while it might not seem like, Whovianism, might just be RELIGION!!!!! Whovians, like other passionate fan cultures, create art & fan fiction and engage in a strong remix and cosplay culture. But it's more than that. Dr. Who provides a philosophy; a way of understanding the universe. Fans embrace this in ways that are similar to most world religions: a positive influence that changes their approach to daily life. Also, the Tardis makes a pretty great shrine!"


Source: YouTube - PBS Idea Channel

New footage revealed in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 TV spot! [video]

A new TV spot has been released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and it features some brand new footage that fans have not yet seen in the previous trailers. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

Man At Arms forges 3 killer weapons for a Zombie Killer Challenge! [video]

Man At Arms teamed up with Zombie Go Boom this week for a Zombie Killer Weapon Challenge and the results were a lot of fun. The blacksmiths this week forged three separate weapons and put them to the test. The weapons were a war hammer, a katar, and a spear. Watch the forging process and weapon challenge in the video below and let me know which weapon you would choose in the zombie apocalypse. Zombies beware!

Watch an animated speedrun of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 60 seconds! [video]

Check out this fantastic animated speed run of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade created by 1A4STUDIO! This speedrun of Steven Spielberg's 1989 film is just 60 seconds and still manages to cover the entire film and make you laugh in the process.

P.S.- Can you catch the Harry Potter reference in this video?

Source: YouTube - 1A4STUDIO

Robin is returning to the Batman comics and his identity has been revealed!

There has been an ongoing story arc in the Batman comics titled "Robin Rises" that has Batman trying to resurrect his dead son, Damian Wayne, after he was killed in Batman Incorporated #8. Damian was the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul (Ra's al Ghul's daughter) and was killed by an artificially aged clone of Damian named Heretic. Since then, Damian's body was taken to Apokolips by Ra's al Ghul and Glorious Godfrey.

Batman and Robin writer Peter Tomasi posted a photo on Twitter of Patrick Gleason's cover art for the return issue revealing who will be taking up the mantle of Robin.

Find out who the new Robin is going to be inside the full article! (*Spoilers inside.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fan recreates the SDCC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer in animated form! [video]

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer was never released to the public and from comments made by Warner Bros. it looks like it will never be released. Warner Bros. stated it was only for those in attendance at San Diego Comic Con.

However, thanks to YouTuber "Free Will Revolution" we have this great animated recreation of the trailer seen at the convention. Maybe we'll see this trailer on the eventually DVD/Bluray but for now we will have to settle for fan recreated trailers and this one is pretty great. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - Free Will Revolution

Infographic maps out the next 7 years of comic films!

If you are as into comic movies as I am you have been trying to keep up with all the new comic film announcements and the release dates that accompany them. Well thanks to Comics Alliance you can now check out this awesome infographic that maps out your comic films, whether Marvel or DC, from 2014 through to 2020.

What films are you especially looking forward to?
*Open image in a new window for the largest view.

Source: Comics Alliance

Disney releases the first teaser trailer for their new sci-fi film Tomorrowland! [video]

Disney has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming sci-fi film Tomrrowland! In case that name sounds familiar the film is based on the Disney theme park of the same name.
"From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever."
Disney's Tomorrowland will be in theaters on May 22, 2015.

Source: YouTube - Disney Movie Trailers

Meet Mockingbird in an all new clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! [video]

Fans have eagerly been waiting for actress Adrianne Palicki to make her debut as Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this Tuesday the wait will be over. The episode this Tuesday is titled "A Hen in the Wolf House" and I have a special clip to show you that shows Mockingbird's introduction to the show.

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at the PaleyFest in New York City where they showed us the episode and we got to meet Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Chloe Bennet (Skye), and Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer & Marvel writer) and get photos and autographs! I won't spoil anything for the episode but I'll say that Marvel fans are going to absolutely love it and there are a few concerns/questions that have popped up recently that are answered. Can't wait to see how everyone reacts to this episode!

Watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this Tuesday at 9pm ET.

Source: YouTube - Hypable.com

Hasbro Studios announces a feature film for My Little Pony!

Heads up, Pony fans! Hasbro Studios has just announced that they have given the green light to start developing a feature film for their hit franchise My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic!

This new film is said to come out in 2017 and will be developed, produced, and financed in house through Hasbro Studio's new production company Allspark Pictures. This is the same company that is creating the Jem and the Holograms film.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is coming up on it's 100th show and has already put out some direct to video animated films but this will be the show's first feature film. Hasbro Studios has hired Joe Ballarini (Ice Age: Continental Drift) to write the script and Megan McCarthy to executive produce. McCarthy produces and writes for the show and the direct to video films.

At the moment there is no word what kind of animation will be used for the film; CG animation or traditional animation. One thing is for sure though, every pony out there will be lining up to see this film.

Source: Variety

Find out the comic origins of X-Men's Jubilee! [video]

Sit back and find out how some of your favorite superheroes got their start thanks to WatchMojo.com! Today's video is on the comic origins of the X-Men member Jubilee!
"In the Marvel universe, anyone can end up a superhero - even a seemingly ordinary mall rat. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we explore the comic book origin of Jubilee."

Source: YouTube - WatchMojo.com