Saturday, November 5, 2011

10 Minute Sneak Peak of Justice League: Doom

Here's a look at WB's next DC animated movie Justice League: Doom. JL:D is about what happens when the villains steal and initiate Batman's secret contingency plans to defeat the Justice League in case they ever went rogue.

Justice League: Doom is based on Mark Waid's JLA story Tower of Babel where eco-terrorist Ra's al Ghul steals Batman's secret plans to take down the Justice League in case they ever went rogue.  Ra's puts Batman's plans into play to immobilize the JLA allowing him to try and take over the world.

Justice League: Doom comes out in Spring 2012.

Robot Chicken's Arkham Redemption

Robot Chicken's The Joker

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ray Liotta was Considered for Burton's Batman?

When speaking to The Playlist, Ray Liotta revealed that he had passed up a "unique opportunity" to meet with Tim Burton about playing the Caped Crusader in 1989's smash hit Batman

Here's an excerpt of what Liotta told The Playlist:

When asked whether or not he’d ever auditioned for a superhero movie, Liotta revealed that he once had a unique opportunity to get in on the ground level of a promising – and ultimately hugely successful – superhero franchise. “I remember right after a movie I did, ‘Something Wild,’ Tim Burton wanted to meet me for Batman. And at that time, I said, ‘What are you kidding me? I’m an actor.’ But now it’s changed; now it’s good because if you do that you get other movies.”

How different of a movie would it have been if Ray Liotta had been The Dark Knight Detective and not Michael Keaton?  What would it have been like seeing Liotta's Batman go against Jack Nicholson's Joker?  One can only wonder, but we know that Keaton did an excellent job portraying /Bruce Wayne/Batman.

To see another way 1989's Batman would have been different by introducing Robin, click HERE.

Watch the TV Trailer for Kiefer Sutherland's New Show

It's been a while since we last saw Kiefer Sutherland on television.  He played CTU agent Jack Bauer for eight seasons for FOX's 24. Now Sutherland will be back in an all new series on FOX named Touch as a father who discovers that his mute son has special powers.  Touch comes from the creative mind of Tim Kring, creator of the show HeroesTouch is scheduled for a Spring 2012 premiere.

We'll have to wait and see if life after 24 will be kind to Kiefer Sutherland.

Angels are Relieving Themselves Over LA

It's raining right now in LA and for us Angelinos its sort of weird because it doesn't rain here much.  But I love when it rains; that weird smell of wet asphalt takes me back to my playground days in elementary school.  Which brings me to my point...  when it rained my mom had a strict rule for me to stay indoors to avoid getting sick, and frankly that was one rule I did not combat.  This only meant I was going to play games all day till my eyes bled.  Here is a short list of what you can play as of now while you're indoors to have a kick ass time.

First choice: Batman: Arkham City.  It's got a great story (plus the Catwoman's story is cool too), tons of hours of game play, and the Riddler challenge matches will definitely twist your noodle.

Second choice: Battlefield 3.  Campaign story is not so long but the online experience is where it's at.  I still don't get why people play COD.  The multiplayer gameplay in B3 is far more deep and intense.  You can jump into tanks, helicopters, and jets.  Need I say more?

Third Choice:  Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.  It's the game that plays like a movie???  Movie that plays like a game???  Plus you can play it next to your girlfriend and she would just think its Indiana Jones or the Twilight guy in an action movie (Drake does have that look, sort of). Bottom line: this game is "awesome" in a plastic shrink wrapped case.

So toss on your favorite pair of sweat pants, order in some chinese take out, and get your game on while the angels take care of their business over Los Angeles.  Your mom would be proud of you for being responsible with your health.

Original '89 Batman Movie Storyboard That Would Have Introduced Robin

This is an early storyboard idea of the ending for Tim Burton's Batman which includes an introduction of Dick Grayson as Robin.  What is cool about this is that they use Kevin Conroy to voice Batman in this as well as Mark Hamill to voice the Joker.  We get a glimpse of how different Burton's Batman could've been and how that would've led to a totally different Batman Returns movie.

Ridley Scott to Direct Blade Runner Sequel

Director Ridley Scott spoke with Speakeasy and said that he will indeed be directing the sequel to 1982's Blade Runner.  Scott reveals that he has been interviewing writers to see who will be helping him bring the sequel to the big screen.  He goes on to say that that new Blade Runner will be moving on without the original cast.  You can watch the trailer to Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford and Sean Young below.

The Walkie Talkie Dead

Want to be a Part of The Dark Knight Rises?

Composer Hans Zimmer is currently working on The Dark Knight Rises and needs your help!

Here's what Zimmer had to say on how you can be a part of this epic movie:

Watch the Michael Bay Directed Need for Speed Trailer

Movie Trailer: Safe House

Here's a look at an upcoming movie called Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Watch the Trailer for Underworld Awakening

The 9 Step Pouring Ritual for Stella Artois

Because Stella Artois is one of my favorite beers.  Now I want one.

Super Mario 3D Land Trailer with Boomerang Mario

Simon Kinberg to Write X-Men: First Class Sequel

SuperHero Hype has exclusively learned that Simon Kinberg is currently writing the sequel to this year's hit X-Men: First Class.  Kinberg is known for being producing First Class and being the writer of X-Men: The Last Stand, Jumper, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith

They go on to assume that director Matthew Vaughn will return to helm the sequel and that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, and January Jones will all return to reprise their respective roles.  No timetable was given when production would start or when the film will be released.

Watch The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Origin Trailer

Courtesy of IGN

Andy Serkis to Return as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel

FOX has just sign Andy Serkis to a seven figure deal to reprise his role as apes leader Caesar in the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  While, no deals have been made for James Franco and Frieda Pinto to return, director Rupert Wyatt and screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will be returning along with Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Dylan Clarke.  The sequel is still in the ideas stages so release dates has been announced.

Zach Galifianakis January 1999

Before The Hangover shot Zach Galifianakis to stardom, he was a comedian and one man wolf pack trying to make it big in Hollywood.  Here is a look at Galifianakis early in his career doing stand up comedy.  Enjoy.

Bond 23 has an Official Name

Yup.  The Sam Mendes directed, Daniel Craig starring 23rd entry into the James Bond series is officially called Skyfall.  Craig will be joined by Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Ralph Fiennes.  The official synopsis of the upcoming film is "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007  must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."

Below is a video of the complete an unedited press conference that was held today to announce Skyfall

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Super Mario Bros. Theme Using an R/C Car and Some Bottles

Check this out.  I thought this was rather cool.

Grand Theft Auto V Debut Trailer

-Video Courtesy of ComingSoon.Net

By Paranoid Droid

DmC: Devil may Cry TGS Extended Trailer

-Video Courtesy of Gaming Everything

By Paranoid Droid

NewsFlash! - It's Safe To Go Dodger Stadium Again!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled nerd news to bring you this:

"The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball announced that they have agreed today to a court-supervised process to sell the team and its attendant media rights in a manner designed to realize maximum value for the Dodgers and their owner, Frank McCourt. The Blackstone Group LP will manage the sale process," the statement read in its entirety."

I know this is a geek-centric site, but I am an Angeleno and a huge Dodger fan and I couldn't contain my excitement. Yes! Frank McCourt is nearly out! It has been a long time coming but now I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. McCourt has done so much damage to the image of this franchise in the last few years that it was embarrassing to be a Dodger fan.  But I am happy and proud that all us Dodger fans stuck to our guns and boycotted the games the past 2 years.  It's a tough thing to do when you have a potential Cy Young and MVP on your team and play in such a beautiful setting such like Chavez Ravine.

So today I don't want to hear from any other cities that Los Angeles isn't a great sports town, because we have shown we are! The only thing that could make this better is that we find out that Mark Cuban wins the auction to buy the Dodgers. Until then the robot....

Excerpt courtesy of Bill Shaikin's Latimes article.
-silverback bonk

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

American Horror Story to Haunt for a Second Season

FX has renewed their highly popular series American Horror Story, reports Deadline.  It will have a 13 episode second season run.  If you have yet to watch this show, you are really missing out.

Movie Trailer: We Need to Talk About Kevin

I ran into this movie trailer looking for cool stuff.  Looks pretty darn cool.  It totally goes somewhere unexpected.  Plus, it has Buddy Holly's Everyday.

Warner Bros. and Mattel to Continue to Work Together

We are goin to get more DC universe action figures and Mattel will be producing figures for the upcoming DC movies The Dark Knight Rises and The Man of Steel.

Here is the official statement courtesy of Deadline:

November Rain 8bit Style

With this being the first day of November, I thought it would be cool to borrow ralfsterr's 8bit music idea and bring you Guns n Roses' November Rain, 8bit style.  Enjoy!

Long Beach Comic and Horror Con

We were on hand Saturday for the Long Beach Comic Con's fourth year of existence.  It certainly has the makings to become something very special here in Southern California.  People were having fun meeting celebrities like Seth Green and Go-Go Jane Wiedlin and comic book artists and writers like David Finch and Mark Waid.  Many that attended came dressed as their favorite hero or villain.  Good times were definitely had by all.

ThunderCats are Back!

So I was wrong. The season wasn't over. It was just on hiatus. This past Friday night the Cats, were back on Cartoon Network with the re-introduction of the Berbils, the cute electro-ewok knockoffs from the original series. I don't want spoil too much what happened in this episode for those that haven't seen it yet, but it was one of the more cutesy stories this season. It still had plenty of action and in particular, it had more Thundertank action than any of the other episodes. Good stuff!

--silverback bonk

Arkham City May Be Getting DLC That Expands the Story

In an interview with Thumb Culture, the voice for Batman, Kevin Conroy hinted on future DLC that extends that game's story after release.
The gaming now is a big, new thing. The thing about Arkham City is that it’s going to be an ongoing game. You’re going to be able to download future episodes of it, so it’s going to be going on for quite a while. I’ve been recording it for a while. So that will continue.
I wonder if the Wii U version will have all the DLC included in the game.

By Paranoid Droid

Monday, October 31, 2011

UMvC3 - Rocket Raccoon & Frank West Revealed

Rocket Raccoon is badass and has the most original moveset in the game.

This Week's Games Release 10/31/11 - 11/4/11


Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sonic Generations (PS3, 360)
Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (PS3, 360)
The Lord of the Rings: The War In The North (PC, Ps3, 360)
Fate/Extra (PSP)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns (3DS)


Sonic Generations (PC)

By Paranoid Droid

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This Week's Comics Releases: 11/2/11

Green Lantern Super Spectacular #3
Click HERE to see what is coming up this week in the world of comics courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.