Monday, April 30, 2018
Looks like Earth's Mightiest Heroes can add a great victory to their belt, as Variety has reported that "Avengers: Infinity War" has officially smashed records for Biggest. Box. Office. Opening. Ever.
The film has grossed $382.7 Million internationally, and has taken over $258 Million in the US - For a whopping total of about $640.9 Million in the worldwide Box Office - beating out previous record holder "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - another Disney owned property!
That is a BIG WIN for Marvel Studios - which celebrates 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year with the release of Infinity War - the film the introduces Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones and all the heroes introduced in the MCU standing in his way. It's an amazing way to cap off April too... As this film shows no signs of slowing its momentum!
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters worldwide!
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Things are heating up for a certain "Merc with a Mouth" next month as he forms "X-Force" and comes face to face with the man known as "Cable" in "Deadpool 2". To add more promos for the movie's release, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released two new posters, and international one from Japan and a banner featuring some cute fingernail art.
Here's the international poster, via Superherohype.
And here's the international banner featuring that fingernail art, via Slash Film.
Deadpool 2 will hit theaters on May 16!
Here's the international poster, via Superherohype.
And here's the international banner featuring that fingernail art, via Slash Film.
Deadpool 2 will hit theaters on May 16!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
After a short tease of a trailer and much speculation on where the next adventure of the early days of Lara Croft would go, Eidos Montreal has revealed the official release date and new trailer to "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" - which sees Lara trying to prevent a Maya apocalypse, she must become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 14.
Friday, April 27, 2018
If you're gearing up or have seen one of the most EPIC superhero team up films to hit the screen that is literally ten years in the making, take a look at this "Infinity Stones Location Trailer" for "Avengers: Infinity War" - which was featured online and has now been shared by Comic Book.com. It's a grand recap to what is FINALLY out in theaters and is grand and important in scale as Thanos quests for these powerful gems.
Avengers: Infinity War is out now in theaters. If you need a review, you can read mine here.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War: "Remember" TV Spot; "The Marvel Bunch" sing along; and Iron Spider suit coming to "Spider-Man PS4"
As avenging already begins in international territories and the US getting tomorrow, Marvel Studios has released new promotional videos for "Avengers: Infinity War" that should sweeten those taste buds and hype up the action for the much anticipated superhero sequel that seems almost all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe converge together in one film!
And over at The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the cast sing "The Marvel Bunch" ala "Brady Bunch".
And for those waiting for the Spider-Man PS4 game this September, the "Iron Spider" suit from the film is confirmed!
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters internationally, and opens in the US tomorrow!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
As the world FINALLY BRACES for the release of one of the most anticipated superhero movies ever made, Marvel Studios and the cast of "Avengers: Infinity War" were on deck to see the worldwide premiere ... And what a sight it was. Check out pictures from the premiere via the official Facebook page, as well as this awesome highlight video via The Upcoming.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters TODAY internationally and April 27th in the US!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
After giving lucky attendees of CinemaCon 2018 a look at what's to come for the new feature film based on one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies, Sony Pictures and Marvel have released the full new trailer to "Venom" - which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and details the reporters down on luck journey to become the "Lethal Protector" that comic book fans have come to love for the past 30 years!
UPDATE: Care of the official Venom Facebook page, here 's the new poster too!
After not seeing a glimpse of the Symbiote in action... We finally get that as well as Hardy conversing and becoming the character in this new trailer!
Monday, April 23, 2018
As the world prepares for the arrival of the big Marvel Cinematic Universe convergence film that is "Avengers: Infinity War" this week, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed to io9 that the sequel will be happening across the globe - giving Tom Holland's Peter Parker and his alter ego quite the "field trip" that's reminiscent of his time travelling to Germany during the events of "Captain America: Civil War".
"We start filming early July,” Feige said. “We film in London. We shot first film in Atlanta. And we shoot a lot of films in London but there’s another reason we’re shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he’ll spend some time in other parts of the globe.”
Looks like our favorite webslinging hero's going to have his hands full after dealing with Thanos alongside Mr. Stark and crew. For more details, visit io9!
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 25th internationally and April 27th in the US.
The untitled Spider-Man sequel hits on July 5, 2019 - beginning "Phase Four" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Set to be released at the middle of next month and already having a "Final Trailer" out online, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, and Cinepolis have teamed up to release a new promo for "Deadpool 2" that sees The Merc With A Mouth, played once again by Ryan Reynolds, in the movies and being quite rude to other viewers while enjoying watching his own film.
Deadpool hits theaters on May 16!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
It won 't be long now and it's just a couple of days left until Earth's Mightiest Heroes kick into high gear with next week's epic launch of "Avengers: Infinity War" in theaters worldwide, but it seems that come clips have been released already online to tease the big things coming in the film. You can consider these as SPOILERS immediately, so view them at your own risk!
Friday, April 20, 2018
After bringing their "King of Monsters" to anime movie form last year with "Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters" (aka "Godzilla: Monster Planet" and is streaming in Netflix), Toho has released the very first trailer for the follow up in the Godzilla anime trilogy called "Godzilla: The City Mechanized For Final Battle". Following the events of the first film, the human survivors who returned to Earth to reclaim the planet from Godzilla see themselves allying with natives who have lived on the planet... With the key to defeating the Big G lying with Mechagodzilla!
Godzilla: The City Mechanized For Final Battle will be released in Japan on May 18, before making its way to Netflix eventually!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Hitting in less than a month and bringing Ryan Reynolds back as a certain crazy "Merc with a Mouth" who needs to form a special superhero team of his own, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released a brand new special art poster and "Final Trailer" for "Deadpool 2" - the sequel to the smash hit superhero action comedy flick that's a spin-off of Fox's X-Men Movies franchise and will introduce Josh Brolin as the fan favorite time hopping mercenary and mutant Cable!
Above is the special tribute poster (Via Superherohype) designed by none other than Rob Liefeld in collaboration with artist Mike Capprotti featuring Deadpool, Colossus, Domino, and Cable in the background - homaging 1991's "New Mutants #98" in which Deadpool made his very first appearance!
Also, here's the final trailer!
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 16!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
As the world prepares for the release of "Avengers: Infinity War" later this month, Marvel Studios has released a brand new featurette exploring the 10-year legacy of their Marvel Cinematic Universe - with cast and crew interviews reminiscing about the decade long journey to get from 2008's "Iron Man" to the nineteenth film in the franchise.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on April 25th internationally and April 27th in the US.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
After a long waiting period since the last DLC character was released, Capcom has finally revealed the next Season 3 fighter to join the growing roster of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Falke, a staff user and a "Neo Shadaloo" soldier just like other newbie Street Fighter warrior Ed. Check out the reveal trailer for the Guardian Hawke!
Falke comes to SFVAE for PS4 and PC this April 24th!
Monday, April 16, 2018
It's just less than two weeks to go until the Marvel Cinematic Universe converges in the first epic team up film that is "Avengers: Infinity War", but The Russo Brothers have been busy promoting the film worldwide with interviews and red carpet fan events that they've teased a couple of things about how this movie fits with the MCU as well as the upcoming and as of yet untitled "Avengers 4" - the latter film serving as a conclusion to the storyline they began with 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".
In an interview with with Spin 1038 (via Comic Book Movie), The Russos explained that come Avengers 4 - it will end a "personal journey" that they began with The Winter Soldier. The director brothers also directed 2016's "Captain America: Civil War", and is now in charge of helming Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "Avengers: Infinity War" this April and then the fourth Avengers film come next year.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Hitting theaters in less than two weeks already, Marvel Studios has upped the ante and released three additional new promotional posters for Avengers: Infinity War - tying in with Real D, Dolby, and IMAX!
In addition to the new posters that feature the entire roster laid out in one huge spread for Dolby and Real D, the new IMAX poster is Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet holding out the IMAX logo... And that's an ominous sign for bad things to come.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters internationally on April 25th, and in the US on April 27th.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
One of the most requested video game sagas to be remastered and brought back has finally been confirmed, as Sega has confirmed that both Shenmue and Shenmue II are coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC Steam sometime this year!
According to Polygon and Shenmue Dojo's reports, the game will be released both digitally and physically - retaining the Dreamcast aesthetics but having improved graphics and textures as of the remaster. Additionally, players can also choose between English and Japanese voices - and the game will retail for $29.99 when released.
A game truly ahead of its time and developed by legendary video game creator Yu Suzuki - the first Shenmue was originally released for the Sega Dreamcast, and its sequel was also for that system - yet only in European and Japanese territories (with English Subtitles over the Japanese dub for the former). The original Microsoft Xbox got the sequel with the American voices. With Shenmue III already in the works after a succesful kickstarting campaign - the time is right for this legendary masterpiece to make it's much deserved return in a remastered rerelease!
Shenmue I & 2 hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this year!
Friday, April 13, 2018
As it comes down to two weeks left until Thanos and his Black Order arrive to take on Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their allies in search of the Infinity Stones, Marvel Studios has released a brand new TV Spot for "Avengers: Infinity War" - which showcases the "Legacy" and ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to a head in this epic movie where the entire universe is at stake and everyone involved won't come out unscathed.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters internationally on April 25th and in the US on April 27th.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Set to be released in theaters in the next few weeks, Marvel Studios and Disney have released a new Behind The Scenes featurette for "Avengers: Infinity War" called "Family" - which takes a look at some new snippets of footage as well as interviews with the cast of the film!
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on April 25th internationally and April 27 in the US!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Get ready to revisit the world of 21XX and one of the alternate futures of the Mega Man/ Rockman franchise, as Capcom has officially announced the "Mega Man X Legacy Collection" (also known as "Rockman X Anniversary Collection" in Japan) for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Collection all 8 titles in the mainline Mega Man X series - the series will be split into two collections - Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2.
Check out the announce trailer below, c/o Capcom Unity who also has details on the upcoming release.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 hits PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on July 24.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
As the world prepares to see Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their allies take on one Mad Titan, his army, and his quest for the Infinity Stones at the end of this month in "Avengers: Infinity War", Marvel Studios and Disney have announced details on the long awaited home video release of "Black Panther" - which finally has a confirmed release date of May 8 in Digital and May 15 in Blu-Ray!
Black Panther is just about ending its run in theaters with $1.3 Billion - making it the 10th highest grossing film in the worldwide box office. For more details, check out the report at Comic Book.com.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Coming out in just over a month and chronicling the early day adventures of one of the space saga's most beloved characters, Lucafilm has released a brand new poster and trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" - featuring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, along with co-stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, and Paul Bettany.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 25th.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Set for release in less than three weeks already, Marvel Studios and Disney have rolled out more promotional videos for "Avengers: Infinity War" - including this pretty intense and epic looking "Wakanda Chant" TV Spot that has new footage and stuff from the film - including Steve Rogers and Bucky reuniting and T'Challa and Okoye having a fun conversation following the ending of Black Panther.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released internationally on April 25th and in the US on April 27th!
Saturday, April 7, 2018
With three weeks left to go until the long awaited superhero team up sequel hits theaters, Marvel Studios has released a new clip for "Avengers: Infinity War" featuring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man - as he leaps into action (with help from his best pal Ned) from his school bus just as Thanos begins his invasion of Earth!
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters internationally on April 25 and in the US on April 27!
Friday, April 6, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War: IMAX Poster, Character Posters, and "Road To Infinity War" D23 Artwork released
With just a few weeks left until it explodes into cinemas worldwide and bringing what is possibly the greatest challenge yet for the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with it, Marvel Studios has released a ton of new promotional material in posters and artwork for "Avengers: Infinity War" - which brings together Earth's Mightiest Heroes as well as Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy together to fight the Mad Titan Thanos as he seeks to gather all of the Infinity Stones! Above is the jam packed IMAX poster with every character (save for Hawkeye and Ant-Man) in it.
With the movie so near and lots of characters to show for it, brand new character posters have been released, featuring all the important heroes and allies in the film.
Finally, here's the pretty solid "Road to Infinity War" artwork that's part of Disney's D23 Summer Movie Spectacular showcase and honoring 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters internationally on April 25 and in the US on April 27.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
After a long wait and lots of teasing and sneak peeks since the game was officially announced at E3 2016, Marvel, Sony, and Insomniac Games have officially revealed the official release date for "Spider-Man" - which hits exclusively for the Playstation 4 on September 7, 2018! Set at a time when Peter Parker is about to graduate college and has been the webslinging hero for eight years, the upcoming action-adventure game is played on an open-world New York, with players controlling Spidey and using his amazing abilities and powers to fight crime and save innocent lives - for "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility"!
Check out the Pre-Order video released by Sony and Insomniac Games!
Of course, for the early birds and webhead fans who want to pre-order and find out all the details about how to get the game, the official Playstation blog has all the information and updates for you. Check it out, and be ready for a new way to experience your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in video game history!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
As the month every Marvel fan has been waiting for finally rolls in, a LOT of Avengers: Infinity War news has been making the waves - including a new reveal by Hong Kong based toy manufacturer Hot Toys showing off none other than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos! The main antagonist of the new Avengers sequel finally makes his move to gather the Infinity Stones and complete his Infinity Gauntlet, and with that comes a preview of the upcoming 1/6th scale action figure, which you can view more at the official Hot Toys Facebook page.
Also in the official FB page of The Russo Brothers, the directors of Infinity War have changed their cover photo - revealing a brand new poster with almost all of the characters (minus Hawkeye) in the one sheet and Iron Man in the center of it all (Happy Birthday, Robert Downey Jr.!).
Finally, a PSA shared by the Russos where "Thanos Demands Your Silence", so no spoilers please.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released internationally on April 25 and in the US on April 27.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
It's hard to imagine that it's been exactly 20 YEARS to this day that acclaimed Anime director Shinichiro Watanabe and production studio Sunrise unleashed one of the most iconic Japanese Anime series ever produced. On April 3, 1998, Cowboy Bebop first aired on TV Tokyo - with the episode "Asteroid Blues" and introducing us to a Space Western series infused with film noir, jazz, action, and drama like no other. We got to meet the crew of the Bebop - headlined by the laid back, Jeet Kune Do practicing Spike Spiegel - a bounty hunter with a mysterious past that was slowly revealed over the 26 episodes that aired in this classic show. He was joined by his partner and best friend Jet Black, a former cop who captains the ship they use to travel around the cosmos, as well as the beautiful and seductive Faye Valentine, the tech wiz crazy kid Ed, and Ein the data dog.
If anything, I could say A LOT about this series as well as its spectacular soundtrack done in the vein of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Funk as presented by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts - but if you haven't watched an Anime and are aiming to start or find a classic - THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU. 20 years and it still stands the test of time - the intro "Tank!" says it all.
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY AND SEE YOU SPACE COWBOY!
Monday, April 2, 2018
It's not every day you get to celebrate two decades of an Japanese Anime series that influenced a generation of viewers - let alone one that was based off a popular manga and didn't quite follow the plot of that as it was still ongoing yet turned into its own spin and became a classic nevertheless. Of course, we're talking about the anime adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's "Trigun" - an action packed space western show that ran for 26 episodes and was animated by Madhouse. Like its source material, the series told the story of a mysterious gunslinger known as "Vash the Stampede" - who wanders around the colonized and desert like planet of Gunsmoke with a $$60 Billion Double Dollar bounty on his head. Why would some guy like that be the target of every scum and mercenary out there? That's what the series chronicles - including revealing bits and pieces of who Vash really is as well as meeting his companions in insurance girls Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, as well as the priest gunfighter Nicholas D. Wolfwood.
Now what makes this anime so badass? Why let's see and listen to the opening first before anything else:
That was the intro using the song "H.T", and it presents Vash as a badass. However, the anime shows more than just guns blazing. The first few episodes in fact show a "different side" to our main character than one would expect.
There's tons of life lessons and things to appreciate about Trigun - from Vash's naive and seemingly impossible mission as a pacifist to save everyone without killing, to the hopeless circumstances and grim choices those around him have to make to survive. The planet they live in is also devoid of most natural resources - with humanity relying on alien "Plants" to provide them with all the necessary water and energy they need to survive. It gets better over time - and it's turned into one of the anime classics of its time (alongside fellow 20 year celebrant Cowboy Bebop) that you can watch at your leisure and name your favorite moments from each episode. While the English dub is pretty good (with Johnny Yong Bosch of Power Rangers fame providing the voice of Vash), stick to the original Japanese dub for quality viewing and the jokes - Masaya Onasaka being THE definite voice of Vash.
With that, I celebrate 20 years of the Trigun anime with this picture of my small collection. LOVE AND PEACE BABY!!!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Eggs and April Fools Day seldom go hand and hand... But today this 2018, they coincide and crossover on April 1st as it is Easter Sunday and it's also the same day where tricks and pranks can be made in good fun. So in the spirit of both occasions and the fact that the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour is currently ongoing with some of the best Street Fighter players around the world - let's revisit some of Electronic Gaming Monthly's most infamous pranks during "April Fools".
Back in April of 1992, EGM decided to post a "trick" that would test the patience and sanity of any Street Fighter II player willing to go for it - fighting against "Sheng Long" - the supposed master of Ryu and Ken who was put into Street Fighter canon by accident thanks to a mistranslation of the word "Dragon Punch" in one of Ryu's winning quotes. As a result, EGM decided to take advantage and put out a grand hoax where the player, as Ryu, cannot take a single hit until they reach M.Bison's stage and when they reach that stage they cannot land or take hits until the tenth round. By that time, "Sheng Long" would appear and throw Bison off the arena - challenging the player to a "dual to the death".
Ironically, this hoax led to the creation and existence of Akuma/ Gouki as the "Secret Boss Character" that made his first appearance in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. That wouldn't be "Sheng Long" technically, but the pranks wouldn't stop there.
When Street Fighter III: New Generation first appeared in arcades, EGM revived the "secret" by creating a new elaborate "hoax" for the April 1997 issue - with Sheng Long "appearing in the sequel and an elaborate method explained on how to "fight him". Of course it was another ruse, and this eventually led to Akuma appearing in the updated Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.
Finally, there was the "AKUMA" hoax in Resident Evil 2, which EGM took full advantage of using as a "Trick of the Month" to let players play as the famed Street Fighter secret character in the 1998 survival horror sequel. That put a lot of people through stress and challenges to "unlock the demon" - another elaborate trick for April Fool's that the Electronic Gaming Monthly guys cleverly crafted.
That's pretty much it for the throwback folks. Happy Easter and April Fool's Day 2018!