Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Star Wars Rebels - An interview with composer Kevin Kiner. [video]

Check out this amazing video with  Star Wars Rebels composer Kevin Kiner as he gives an interview talking about the the influences that he has pulled into the music for the show. Kiner admits that legendary composer John Williams has had a big influence and fans will notice some touches of his score in the shows themes. Kiner also speaks about how his background as a guitarist in a rock band will influence the music on the show and the mix of classical and rock will give the show its own personality.
Kevin Kiner, composer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, returns to a galaxy far, far away with the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series. In this exclusive interview, he discusses his writing process, musical background, and previews the theme for Lucasfilm's new show.
Looking back at his first involvement with Star Wars, Kiner says that it was daunting to follow John Williams. But it was invigorating, as well, and continues to be with his new work on Star Wars Rebels. He grew up playing rock n' roll in garage bands, and melded that sensibility with classical on Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- and will do so again on Star Wars Rebels. Tone-wise, the music for Star Wars Rebels "will have a different sound," he says. "It's going to be a little closer to A New Hope than Clone Wars was. Now, to be able to go back and start using John's themes in different ways is exciting for me."
Kiner also shows off some his own string-instruments, including the cello-like guitar viol, which he plans to use on the new series. Finally, he demos the Star Wars Rebels theme, which builds in complexity and incorporates classic Star Wars melodies. At the piece's end, Kiner is excited, saying, "And we have a new generation of Star Wars."

Source: YouTube - Star Wars

DreamWorks releases the first 5 minutes to How To Train Your Dragon 2! [video]

If you can't wait to see DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon 2 then you are in for a treat! DreamWorks has released a video that shows fans the first 5 minutes of the film! Find out what your favorite viking/dragon duo (Hiccup and Toothless) have been up to since the last we saw them in How To Train Your Dragon in 2010.

Official film synopsis:
It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 will fly into theaters on June 13, 2014.

Source: YouTube - Yahoo Movies

Billie Piper reveals her favorite Doctor Who episodes and who is a better kisser between Tennant and Eccleston. [video]

While at Awesome Con actress Billie Piper revealed the answer to a question many fans of the British Sci-Fi show Doctor Who may have been wondering for the past few years. A young fan stepped up and asked Billie, who played companion Rose Tyler, who was a better kisser; Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) or David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)? The young fan was offered $20 by his mom to ask the question and walked away with a $100 bill! Pipers answer was well handled and brought laughs to the crowd. Next Piper revealed which her favorite episodes were which also happen to be two of my favorite episodes as well.

Source: YouTube - Melanie van Zevenbergen

RBS' Cosplay Closet - WonderCon cosplay music video!

If you were lucky enough to be in attendance at WonderCon this past weekend you got to see some truly special cosplays. If you weren't in attendance then I have two fantastic cosplay videos that feature the best cosplays that WonderCon had to offer. Below I have included two different videos; the first regular video and then a second extended video that has cosplays from Day 3 and a photo slideshow included. As the cosplay community grows the level of costumes that debut continue to become increasingly better and these video stand as proof to that. Great job, everyone!!

Be sure to check out the extended cut for Day 3 additions and a great photo slideshow.

 Source: YouTube - R Cruz

Second trailer for The Giver is released. [video]

A second trailer has been released for the film adaptation of The Giver. There are only a few seconds of new footage in this trailer but if you saw the film's first featurette than you have seen the footage before. The editing team did a better job however on this trailer as the true tone to the book is captured a little better here than in the first trailer. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - MOVIES Coming Soon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Honest Video Game Trailers - Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. [video]

Smosh Games has delivered another great Honest Video Game Trailer and this time they set their sights on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Lets see what kind of pirate jokes Smosh Games came up with for this new video.
"After the disappointing let down that was Assassin's Creed 3, prepare to redeem the franchise with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" game that Disney never made."

Source: YouTube - Smosh Games

Fantastic Four reboot will be a coming of age tale but don't expect them to be called the "Fantastic Four"!

Upcoming cast of the new Fantastic Four
Director Josh Trank's new Fantastic Four reboot is having a lot of trouble getting support from fans as it tries to get off the floor and with each new announcement it seems that fans take a step away from the film.

The reboot is set to star Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. In a recent interview producer Simon Kinberg spoke a little about what fans could expect from the story.
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is."
He continued to comment about the age of the characters which seems to be a concern for many fans.
"They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story."
Next Kinberg was questioned about whether or not fans will see the iconic scene where the team received their powers after being bombarded with cosmic rays during a space flight. His answer here was a little more cryptic.
"There is archetypal imagery of how they get their powers, for sure, and it does involve some sort of scientific travel."
Kinberg went on to talk about a few more details on the film including the iconic team name. What he had to say may not sit too well with fans.
"This Fantastic Four movie is in some ways a reboot. In other ways it's a standalone origin story. By the end of the movie, we don't call them the Fantastic Four. They are not celebrity superheroes. The tone of the movie is much more grounded, real and gritty; more in the direction of Chronicle then in the direction of the original Fantastic Four movies. It is really about how four, and in some ways five - with Victor von Doom, how five people go from being normal people in the world to being transformed when it first happens to something abnormal and then by the end sort of super human."
I can get behind a coming of age story and an origin story but to not call the team the "Fantastic Four" in the film will feel more than wrong. How do you feel about some of these new announcements about the film?

Fantastic Four is scheduled to be in theaters on June 19th, 2015.

Source: Den of Geek
Source: Cosmic Book News

Video game power-ups get sent to the wrong game! [video]

Power-ups are a fun tool in video games that give the games' heroes the boost that may be needed to get through that final level or hard to beat boss. But what would happen if the power-ups were sent to the wrong heroes in the wrong games? Check out this incredibly funny video from Dorkly that answers just that! 

Source: Dorkly

These incredible Star Wars inspired rings will catch your eye!

If you happen to be in the market for some amazingly geeky wedding rings, or just awesome rings in general, then you may want to check out Paul Michael Designs. His rings are incredible and will definitely be a great conversation starter. Below you can check out 3 rings that he created that are inspired by the Star Wars franchise. You can see a X-Wing ring, R2KT droid ring, and a TIE Fighter ring. He creates all styles of rings that cover many different fandoms. Pictured here are three more ornate rings but there are several more Star Wars inspired rings on his Facebook page and Etsy shop in the source links below.

X-Wing ring

R2KT droid ring
Tie Fighter ring
Source: Facebook - Paul Michael Design
Source: Etsy - Paul Michael Design

Farscape film adaptation is officially underway!

The sci-fi series Farscape, which ran from 1999-2003, had a hardcore following and recently it was being rumored that the show would return in the form of a new movie. Well that rumor just got a jolt of new life from the creator and showrunner of the show, Rockne O'Bannon.

While at WonderCon this weekend, O'Bannon revealed during an interview that the film adaptation was in development however it is still in the very early stages.
"Yeah, yeah it’s the worst kept secret … We’re far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin working on a script for us,” he said. “We’ll keep our fingers crossed."
There is also a rumored storyline that has been going around that some fans may find very interesting.
"Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn's son, D'Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents."
Would you be excited to see the cast of Farscape return for a film adaptation? 

Source: Epoch Times