Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!

It's All Hallow's Eve! Trick or Treat, Ghouls and Ghosts, or whatever strikes your frightful fancy, this is a day where everything and anything that scares you can be put to good use, and there's a couple of things in the popculture spectrum that you may want to consider looking at! Here's a couple of write-ups and recommendations to tickle your fancy! Happy Halloween!

Wreck-It Ralph Review -  Definitely a treat and love letter to Video Game lovers and enthusiasts out there, as well as one of the best films to come out for 2012! It opens November 1st!

Trick or Treat: Video Game Classics For Halloween -  Here are some Scary Titles to consider playing for All Hallow's Eve!

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I - A graphic novel classic by Frank Miller that explores an aged Batman coming out of retirement and returning to crimefighting. Adapted into a two part animated feature, and the first one is available now. Go catch it in home video!

Skyfall - The Latest James Bond 007 flick. Now playing in theaters!

The Walking Dead - Zombies. Survivors. The Prison. The Governor. Go watch this awesome TV Series! Read the review of the Pilot Episode here!

Breaking News: Disney Buys LucasFilm

It's Halloween and Trick or Treat's on the game, but this isn't a trick either.

According to multiple sources and news sites, Disney has just cemented another milestone in its legacy by buying George Lucas' own LucasFilm!

Grand Theft Auto V officially announced for Spring 2013

Following months of teasers and sneak peeks, Rockstar Games has finally announced when Grand Theft Auto V will be released: by Spring 2013! The news broke out in the video game developer's official website, as well as gaming news site Kotaku.

GTA V Teaser Trailer

The game will be available for Pre-Order starting next week on November 5th, as well as more goodies and desktop downloads that features new artwork like the one seen above. Visit the official Rockstar Games website and Kotaku for more details!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Wolverine: New teaser poster, Live Chat, and 3D confirmed

Following the Live Chat blog that had star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold answer questions for the fans, 20th Century Fox has released the new teaser poster for their next solo installment for the X-Men mutant hero Wolverine that's aptly titled "The Wolverine"! The film has been confirmed for a 3D release (news via Geek Tyrant), and will take place with Wolvie's next adventure happening in Japan. Chronologically set after the events of "X-Men: The Last Stand", debunking rumors of the movie being set as another prequel. There will be flashback scenes however that show Logan branding bone claws as several pics have shown on the internet.

If you missed out on the Live Chat session, here it is again courtesy of 20th Century Fox, Marvel, and YouTube!

The Wolverine Live Chat Session

For more information on The Wolverine, visit the official site of the movie and Facebook page!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Arrow: New TV promo references Bludhaven

If you haven't been following the new CW show "Arrow", you're certainly missing out on what's becoming a pretty solid superhero TV series based on DC Comics' own emerald archer, Green Arrow (here's a review on the Pilot episode for reference). The latest promo courtesy of the network highlights the action that viewers can expect thus far, as well as referencing a certain city known to comic readers that read Batman comics, most especially Nightwing! Check out the clip below, and for more info visit the source post at Superherohype!

Arrow "Bludhaven" promo

Catch Arrow on the CW every Wednesday at 8pm!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Arkham Rising Fan Film

A unique fan film has surfaced online that shows an angle that would have likely taken place during the events of Christopher Nolan's epic final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Called "Arkham Rising", this short movie takes place shortly after Batman's defeat at the hands of Bane, and what takes place during the masked man's takeover of Gotham. Check it out belo, and for more info visit the source post at io9 and and the official Arkham Rising website.

Arkham Rising Fan Film

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Iron Man 3: Alternate poster surfaces online

Appearing in Superherohype and blurppy, an alternate poster of Iron Man 3 has appeared and is making the rounds online. Drawn by artist Matt Fergusson, the retro-looking one sheet looks pretty neat, but has yet to make it to the actual marketing of the film. For more info, visit the source post at SHH!

Iron Man 3 flies into theaters on May 3, 2013!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Good Day To Die Hard: Trailer and Poster debut online

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, 20th Century Fox has released the teaser poster to "A Good Day To Die Hard", which sees Bruce Willis returning to action once more as John McClane! Teaming up with his son Jack played by Jai Courtney, the father and son duo take the heat and cop work to Russia on this fifth installment! Besides featuring McClane front and center, the teaser one sheet plays around with a famous line the badass cop hero says in the franchise!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 Preview Online

Set to be released in comic book shops on October 31st and in bookstores on November 6th, DC Comics and Entertainment Weekly have released this special sneak peek on the much-anticipated second volume of Superman: Earth One! With J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis returning to collaborate for the next installment in this reimagining of a classic hero, Clark Kent struggles to find a balance between his new life as a reporter and a superhero, while facing powerful new enemies that may teach Superman what it feels like to be truly human when he's stripped of his powers! Check out the special sneak peek via the source post at DC The Source!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Iron Man 3: ET Video Set Report

After seeing that fantastic trailer debut yesterday, Entertainment Tonight takes things further by giving fans a taste of what's happening from "Behind-The-Scenes" with this Video Set Report of "Iron Man 3"!  Check it out below, and for more on the story, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Iron Man 3: The Teaser Trailer revealed!

After a short burst of teasers and unveiling some new photos and the very first official poster, Marvel has finally unleashed the long awaited trailer to "Iron Man 3"! Directed by Shane Black and bringing back Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, the armored avenger must suit up to take on a new threat that's hitting everything he knows and loves... The Mandarin! Check out the first trailer below, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Entertainment!

Iron Man 3: Teaser Poster and first pic of The Mandarin revealed

With the teaser trailer due VERY SOON, Marvel turns up the ante by releasing the very first teaser poster for Iron Man 3! With Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, he stands solemnly in the middle of his Hall of Armor, ready to suit up and wear his latest creation in the battle against his greatest adversary yet: The Mandarin! For more on the photo, check out the source post at Marvel Movies Facebook Page!

Additionally, Entertainment Weekly has posted up the very first look of Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin! For more info, visit the official Entertainment Weekly webpage!

UPDATE: A new teaser of that upcoming teaser trailer debuts online.

Be sure to catch the first official trailer of Iron Man this Tuesday!

Iron Man 3 soars into theaters on May 3, 2013!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Iron Man 3: Sneak Peek teases the Teaser Trailer on Tuesday.

Literally teasing what's in store for the armored avenger's next live-action film adaptation, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have released a 17-Second Teaser for their upcoming first trailer to "Iron Man 3"!

The Shane Black directed film puts Robert Downey Jr. back as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, as he faces a new and more dangerous threat that will have him fighting harder to protect those he loves and reevaluate what makes him a hero: the suit or the man? Check out 17 Seconds of pure iron goodness.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Skyfall: Exclusive IMAX poster revealed

To be released in IMAX theaters when in debuts, MGM, Columbia Pictures, and Eon Productions present this lovely exclusive "IMAX poster" for the next James Bond film "Skyfall"! Slated to show this end of the month in international territories and early November in the US, the new 007 flick brings back Daniel Craig in the signature role, as this adventure explores his loyalty to M and saving MI6 from a new threat. For more information on the poster, visit the source post at Superherohype!

Skyfall debuts on conventional theaters and IMAX this October 31st and November 9 (US)!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Skyfall: New two minute trailer revealed

Set to debut next week in the UK and show afterwards throughout the rest of the world in different release dates, Daniel Craig returns to his signature role as James Bond in the 23rd film installment of the franchise entitled "Skyfall". With promotions still on the go, MGM, Columbia Pictures, and Eon Productions have released a new "two minute trailer" that gets the action going and the adrenaline rushing for fans excited for 007's return to the big screen!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Justice League set for 2015 release

With no director yet attached to the project, the rumored "Justice League" film has now been set for a Summer 2015 release by Warner Bros. themselves. According to a report by The Los Angeles Times, the studio plans to shoot the movie next summer, and will prep it up for a release on the same year The Avengers 2 comes out. Hopefully by then, DC Comics fans will finally get the team movie it deserves.

For more on the story, visit the source post at Slash Film.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NYCC '12: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 & Lego Batman: The Movie trailers released

Last weekend's New York Comic Con was filled with tons of popculture news that gave a lot of reason to look forward to next year, and none could contest that things would shine brighter in the corner of a certain Dark Knight hero! DC Comics very own Batman is getting two animated films in 2013 in the form of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 and Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite! Here are trailers to showcase the action to come!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Skyfall: B-Roll Footage and new clip released

Set for release later this month internationally and early November in the US, British actor Daniel Craig will return as James Bond in his third adventure called "Skyfall". With MGM, Columbia Pictures, and Eon Productions gearing things up with heavy promotions and ads, a new set of clips and B-Roll footage have made their way online, courtesy of Slash Film and Yahoo! Movies respectively.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Blu-Ray and DVD trailer

After hitting theaters last July and wrapping up Christopher Nolan's epic run on The Dark Knight saga, The Dark Knight Rises is preparing to come home on home video this December! To hype up fans' expectations, Warner Bros. has released this "TDKR sizzle" video promoting the release of the movie on Blu-Ray and DVD! Thanks goes to Batman-News for the heads up!

The Dark Knight Rises Sizzle

The Dark Knight Rises arrives on home video on December! Grab it then or reserve a copy now!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 1: "Seed"

Premiering last night at AMC, the fantastic television series that is The Walking Dead returns for another season of gore and survival. Reuniting the surviving cast members after what went down at the previous season's finale, Rick Grimes and his group venture forth in search of a safe haven in Season 3. The Pilot episode, aptly titled "Seed", holds many meanings in what lies in store for our heroes... And the dangers that lurk ahead because of the undead apocalypse and more. With the new season on the rise, it's time to "Fight The Dead" and "Fear The Living" as the slogan of the series implies.

SPOILER ALERT for this review, so read at your own risk!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

NYCC '12: Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Trailer debuts!

Following their announcement of a new Anime feature film based on the armored avenger earlier this week, Marvel has unveiled via their panel at this year's New York Comic Con the very first trailer to their upcoming new animated movie - Iron Man: Rise of Technovore! Check it out below, courtesy of Enewsi and YouTube!

Iron Man: Rie of Technovore NYCC '12 Trailer

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is slated for a Spring 2013 release!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 1 "Seed" Clip

Set to premiere tomorrow at AMC, The Walking Dead will return with Rick Grimes and crew attempting to find a safe haven they can call "home" once and for all. To give fans a taste of things, a clip has already surfaced for the first episode "Seed", showing the group taking a breather on their road trip and planning their next move.

The Walking Dead S3E1: "Seed" Clip

The Walking Dead returns on October 14, Sunday on AMC!

Friday, October 12, 2012

NYCC '12: "Darkstalkers Are Not Dead" Teaser

Those itching and praying for a new Darkstalkers game from Capcom may have just gotten their wish!

At Capcom's New York Comic Con 2012 panel, Street Fighter IV producer and game scribe Yoshinori Ono unveiled to the world a teaser that signifies that "Darkstalkers Are Not Dead", and a new game is certainly underway! Thanks goes to SuparstarX and EventHubs for this piece of news, and below is the teaser footage via SuparstarX!

NYCC '12: Spider-Man and Superman get new ongoing titles in 2013

Like a clash of thunder echoing in the air, two new titles were announced by "The Big 2" comic book companies known worldwide, namely DC Comics and Marvel, at this month's New York Comic Con. Both involve two of the best known superheroes ever, Spider-Man and Superman, and it's going to send shockwaves and excitement for readers who have jumped into the new initiatives both companies have carried out, that being DC Comics The New 52 and Marvel NOW! respectively.

Set to launch on January 2013, Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott will team up with artists Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, and Giuseppe Camuncoli on a new ongoing Spider-Man series called "Superior Spider-Man"! After the flagship title "The Amazing Spider-Man" ends with issue #700 this new book will replace it, seeing everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler upping the ante and changing his costume to relfect a darker tone. Read more on the announcement via Newsarama and USA Today.

Also announced that's sure to make waves in the comicdom is a new ongoing Superman title that will be part of DC Comics "New 52" universe. Penned by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jim Lee, the as of yet "Untitled Superman" comic will be launching in 2013, and most likely coinciding with the release of the new Superman reboot flick "Man Of Steel". Hopefully it will be akin to classic stories of Kal-El and his alter ego, as it will include Clark Kent's life as well and those closest to him. Check Newsarama for more details!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mini-Review: "Arrow" Pilot

Those looking for a reason to get on board Warner Bros. newest TV series "Arrow" can rest easy... It's DAMN GOOD so far as the Pilot episode is concerned! Following in the footsteps of Superman in "Smallville", this is latest superhero to get the small screen adaptation. If you needed a little insight on things, here's a mini-review for the first episode, which brings this heroic Battling Bowman to primetime television.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

EPIC: DC Comics Epic Cosplay Video 2012

Remember Dean Cain posing with a ton of DC Comics cosplayers at Dragon Con 2012? Well, if you haven't google it... And here's the video of that gathering by one Distractotron. It just became more AWESOME to watch.

DC Comics Epic Cosplay Video 2012 by Distractotron

As a Batman cosplayer myself and fan of DC Comics, this is definitely one of the most EPIC gatherings of DC Cosplay Ever!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Marvel and Sony announce Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that Iron Man will be returning to anime form, in a new animated movie called "Iron Man: Rise of Technovore"! With animation by Madhouse and directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, the new feature-length film will see Tony Stark and his alter ego take on Ezekiel Stane, son of his old archnemesis Obadiah Stane, aka the Iron Monger. With Ezekiel unleashing terrorist attacks set across the globe and Tony being framed for it, Tony must evade S.H.I.E.L.D personel and do whatever it takes to clear his name and stop Stane and his new bio-technology.

With the story of the film by Brian Auman, "Rise of Technovore" looks to be a loose adaptation of "The Five Nightmares" storyline from the 2008 Invincible Iron Man series penned by Matt Fraction and drawn by Salvador Larocca, where the character of Ezekiel Stane first appeared. The animated film is set for a Spring 2013 release, with other heroes like War Machine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury, and The Punisher appearing in it as well! Stay tuned for more related announcements during this year's New York Comic-Con, and for more info and details visit the source post at

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Hobbit: New Banner Posters

Via New Line Cinema, MGM, and Warner Bros, a couple of new banner posters have been released over the weekend to promote Peter Jackson's upcoming first installment of the prequel trilogy to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! Featuring four banners depicting Bilbo Baggins at his home with the crew, Gandalf, Gollum, and the Dwarven Company, these new ads promote what's sure to be quite an adventure for people looking to return to Middle-Earth in the big screen! For more info and details, visit the source post at Enewsi.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey begins Bilbo's journey on December 14!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Walking Dead: "Last Man Standing" Season 3 Trailer

With a week to go before the series rises again for a third season, AMC has released a short but sweet new trailer promoting their 3rd season of "The Walking Dead"! Dubbed "Last Man Standing", the new minute long preview is comprised of clips seen before in this year's SDCC trailer, as well as a bunch of new ones. Don't forget that Season 3 is scheduled to debut in October 14 in the US, as well as later on this month in other international territories!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Skyfall: Adele Theme Song, Trailer, and Global James Bond Day

Depending where you are in the world, October 5th was a day commemorated for all 007 fans as "Global James Bond Day". As the build up to the release of the 23rd James Bond flick "Skyfall" continues, so does the promotions for the film and nostalgia many have for the British Secret Service agent who has charmed the entire globe with his adventures since 1962. To that end, MGM, Columbia Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment have officially released the new theme that will be attached to Skyfall, aptly titled "Let The Skyfall" and sung by British singer Adele!

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Good Day To Die Hard Teaser Trailer

Via Yahoo! Movies and Screen Rant, here's a sneak peek for Bruce Willis' next adventure as John McClane again with the release of the first teaser trailer of "A Good Day To Die Hard"... aka Die Hard 5! Joining the Yippee-Ki-Yay gung-ho cop hero is his own kid Jack, played by Jai Courtney, and sees the Father-Son duo fighting alongside one another with more explosions and lots of action!

A Good Day To Die Hard Teaser

See McClane do what he does best, with son in tow, when A Good Day To Die Hard opens on February 13, 2013!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Lone Ranger Trailer

After months of behind-the-scenes whispers, pics, and the unveiling of the first official poster recently, Disney has officially released the first trailer to their upcoming 2013 film adaptation of the classic western themed hero, The Lone Ranger! With the preview also attached to screenings of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, the film is directed by Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film sees Armie Hammer take on the role of the titular character, and the famous Johnny Depp playing his sidekick Tonto!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Marvel Movies: New Iron Man 3 pic and Black Widow coming to Captain America 2

Via Newsarama and The Daily Mail, a new pic has surfaced online showing the new Iron Man armor and Iron Patriot armor side by side, both of which will be featured in next year's Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, and Don Cheadle will be back as his best friend Rhodey, who will upgrade his armor from War Machine to said Iron Patriot armor. The armored heroes will face off against Ben Kingsley, who is set to play The Mandarin in the film directed by Shane Black. Read more about the story via the source posts at Newsarama and The Daily Mail.

Also announced via Bleeding Cool is that Scarlett Johansson is all set to return as Black Widow in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. How big her role will be in that sequel remains to be seen, but more notes on her casting as well as that of Cap's love interest can be read via the note at Bleeding Cool.

Catch Iron Man 3 in theaters on May 3, 2013, while Captain America: The Winter Solider debuts on June 13, 2014.

EDITED: Typo there. June 13, 2014 for Cap 2, not 2013.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seth MacFarlane announced as host for 85th Academy Awards

Just like an episode of Family Guy, this was totally unexpected!

Announced online by newssites like Entertainment Weekly and creating a buzz like never before in his career, Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane was revealed to be the chosen host for the 85th installment of the Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars. Given his record for humor and not actually hosting an big event of this caliber, this is indeed a BIG surprise, and once can only wonder what's in store for The Oscars next year! For more info, visit the source post at EW!
Extra: Given the news, this needed to be inserted for hilarity's sake.

Check out Seth MacFarlane at the 85th annual Oscars on February 24th next year!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Home video and Limited Edition press release details

Via Superherohype, Warner Bros. has released full details on their upcoming home video release of Christopher Nolan's epic final installment of his Dark Knight film Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises! The press release notes on the Blu-Ray and DVD release of TDKR, as well as the Limited Edition Gift Set of The Dark Knight Trilogy (which includes Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). Check the source post at Superherohype to see more pics of the different versions of this much-anticipated home video release, as well as the "Broken Glass" TDKR limited edition Blu-Ray combo pack featuring Batman's broken cowl!

The Dark Knight Rises comes home to Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4!