Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Look at The Crow Reboot's Concept Art

ShockTillYouDrop has obtained the concept art of The Crow reboot that was to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and star Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Limitless).  Click on the link above to see what could have been if both Fresnadillo and Cooper had stayed on the project.  The concept artist is Diego LaTorre who has worked with Marvel on The Hulk.

Robot Chicken: Mario Meets the In-Laws

Ah Mario... this might be your biggest challenge yet.

"Neil Young" Performs Fresh Prince of Bell Air Theme

Here's another cool Late Night with Jimmy Fallon clip of Fallon performing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song as rock legend Neil Young.

"Bob Dylan" Performs Charles in Charge Theme

And here's another great performance from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon of "Bob Dylan" (psst... it's really Jimmy Fallon!) performing the Charles in Charge theme song.

"The Doors" Perform Reading Rainbow

Jimmy Fallon has been doing some great stuff on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Fallon does great impersonations and last night was no exception.  Fallon dressed up as Jim Morrison and sung the theme to Reading Rainbow.  And you know what?  It was pretty hilarious and awesome and great!  Loved the way he made it look like the one and only time The Doors performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Great job Fallon!

Justin Flom & His Amazing Musical Card Trick

Just watch Justin Flom perform an amazing card trick all set to some pretty awesome numerically themed songs.  Amazing.  He should have used The Doors 5to1 as well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Official Trailer for Haywire

Above is the official trailer for Steven Soderbergh's movie Haywire starring female MMA hottie Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas.  That's a pretty impressive cast and the trailer is action packed.

Green Lantern Cartoon Series Premieres Tonite!

Just a friendly reminder to all you DC/cartoon fanboys out there that the new Green Lantern Animated Series premieres tonight on Cartoon Network with a 1-hour special!

I know there has been a fair amount of negative thoughts about this upcoming series but at least give it a chance before you rip it.  There was a large amount of fanboys, and bloggers out there that were ripping the new ThunderCats series based on a few promo stills. Where did that get you?

Check your local listings or check out Cartoon Network for more info.

--silverback bonk

Paranoid Game Review: Dark Souls

Demon's Souls was a nice refreshing experience from all the other games that try to be all epic and cinematic; the kind of games that try to make you care for its story rather than its gameplay. Demon's Souls did the complete opposite by focusing on the hard but rewarding gameplay. It took place in this dark medieval fantasy setting full of knights, magic, dragons, and the undead. Honestly I hated that game at first but I grew to love it over time when I started learning how to play it. It became one of my favorite games this generation. And now From Software created Dark Souls, which is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls and it surpasses it in every way.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Skullgirls - "Furr-zerker Purr-age!" Ms. Fortune Debut Trailer

-Video Courtesy of 1Up and IGN

Gotta love those references to other video games and comic books. Its a shame that this video isn't running in glorious 60FPS.

By Paranoid Droid

Marvel's Ultimate Line to Add Download Codes for Free Digital Copies

Starting in January, Marvel will start including download codes in ALL their Ultimate comics line so that readers can obtain a free digital copy of the book, reports Comics Alliance.  The issues will come inside polybags in order to protect the free download code.

I wonder what kind of affect this will have with comic book shops in the long run.

Gotham City Impostors Gets a Release Date

New Screenshot of Gotham City Impostor
Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Entertainment have revealed that Gotham City Impostors will be released on January 10, 2012, on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live, and the PC, reports SuperHeroHype.  Furthermore, if you click HERE, you can register for a chance to be a part of the beta testing that will happen in December.  You'll need a WBID to register for the beta testing which you can sign up for at the site.

Here's how Gotham City Impostors is described:

Abobo's Big Adventure= AWESOME!

Can it get better than this?

For more info on this dopeness check

--silverback bonk

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MLB 12: The Show Gets Release Date & Cover Boy

Playstationblog has revealed that MLB 12: The Show will be released on both the Playstation 3 and PS Vita just in time for Spring Training on March 6, 2012.  The cover boy for the game will be none other than 4 time All-Star 1st basemen Adrian Gonzalez.  Not much more was revealed yet but expect more information to be released soon as Spring Training approaches.

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Prologue Rated PG-13

As we reported some time last month, The Dark Knight Rises is to have a six minute prologue attached to Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol's IMAX release on December 16.  Now comes word from SuperHeroHype that the MPAA has rated the prologue PG-13 for "some violence."  I guess this pretty much confirms that the TDKR prologue will indeed be shown with Ghost Protocol.

Remember, the prologue will only be shown in 70mm IMAX screens and not in digital screens. 

Click HERE for a list of all IMAX theaters in the U.S. (Thanks to Batman-on-Film for the link). 

Amazing Spider-Man Concept Art for Video Game

Comic Book Movie has three concept arts based on the Amazing Spider-Man video game which is based on the upcoming movie by the same name starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Martin Sheen.  The pics show an empty apartment, thugs shooting at Spider-Man, and OsCorp.  Both the game and the movie will be out next summer.  You can see the the 3 pics below.

Game of Thrones Action RPG Game Coming in 2012

Remember THIS from College Humor?  It seems it's going to be a reality.  Well, not as a 16bit game but as an action RPG.  Holyfragger is reporting that an actual Game of Thrones game is on the way way.

Players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros in this 30-plus hour action RPG. As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert's Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms. Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm.

Chromeo on Jimmy Fallon

I was watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and saw that Chromeo was performing.  Dannymumic had brought Chromeo to 8bitSpit's attention a while back.  Here's Chromeo's performance from Jimmy Fallon.

Absolute Final Crisis is Coming in 3D

DC will be releasing Absolute Final Crisis next July, reports DC: The SourceAbsolute Final Crisis will include all seven issues of the 2008 series, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, and the Final Crisis Sketchbook, all written by Grant Morrison and drawn by various artists like Doug Mahnke, and J.G. Jones.  Also included in the Absolute edition is a pair of 3D glasses so you can use on the pages of Superman Beyond.

Final Crisis is the story where evil has won, heroes have lost Darkseid has taken over, and Batman "dies."

Steel is Set to Debut in the DCnU

Starting with issue #4, Action Comics will now include eight-page backup stories that will tie into the main 20 page story written by Grant Morrison.  The first backup story will tie into the DCnU debut of Steel.  The backup story will be written by Grant Morrison's handpicked writer Sholly Fisch (The All New Batman The Brave & The Bold).  Fisch will be joined by artist Brad Walker (Heroes for Hire) for the issue #4 backup. Artist ChrissCross (Superman/Batman) will follow Walker in issue #5 on a story about Ma and Pa Kent.  Action Comics #4 will be on sale December 7th.

Source: DC Universe: The Source

Rourke Speaks on Why Whiplash was "One Dimensional"

Mickey Rourke recently spoke with MTV Splash Page during his promotional tour for this weekend's release of his new movie Immortals and talk turned to his experience and thoughts on Iron Man 2.
Watch what Rourke had to say below: 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2 Clips and Images from the Green Lantern: The Animated Series

With the debut of Green Lantern: The Animated Series starting this Saturday with a special one hour premiere, WB released two clips and several images to promote the show. 

Here is how the premiere is described: 

Henry Cavill on the "Red Underpants"

Henry Cavill was on The Jay Leno Show (ugh) to promote his latest movie Immortals.  Talk turned to Superman and Leno asked Cavill about the missing "red underpants" on the new Superman suit.

College Humor: Batman Chooses his Voice

In College Humor's third installment, Batman works on finding the right Bat-voice.

College Humor: Batman Meets Riddler

 In College Humor's second installment, Batman is in a battle of wits against Riddler.

College Humor: Batman Interrogation

    See all the CollegeHumor Original Videos here.

In College Humor's first installment, Batman interrogation doesn't go quite as planned.

Capcom- The Michealangelos of Videogame Art

With every passing new video game console, the graphics, art, and animation in the games become better. Companies like Sony's Santa Monica Studios,  Rocksteady Studio, and Rockstar Studio (just to name a few) have been pushing the visual envelope with every release of a new title. Playing games now has become like playing a summer blockbuster movie or a living comic book. I believe there is a healthy competition by these companies to top one another with each new game they release and us gamers are benefiting greatly from it.

Sometimes I pause games just to look at the art carefully and appreciate what I am seeing.  Other times, I end up dying because I am paying too much attention to the level of detail in the background/level and in the designs of the characters. As a result, I have become a video game art book junkie.  I'm building my library of art books and I can't help myself when a new one comes out. I have art books for games that I don't even own because of the admiration I have for the art.

Before I begin to heap praise on all these new companies, I must give credit where credit is due and talk about the art team that I feel started it all: CAPCOM!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Here's Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo Trailer

Watch the 21 Jump Street Red Band Trailer

Watch Goon Red Band Trailer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3- The Vet and the Noob Action Trailer

Yup.  That's Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation) and Jonah Hill (Super Bad, Cyrus) in the trailer.

This Week's Games Release 11/7/11 - 11/11/11


Modern Warfare 3 (PC, PS3, 360)
LA Noire Complete Edition (PC)
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3, 360)
Cave Story 3D (3DS)


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS3, 360)

By Paranoid Droid

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Featurette

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows arrives in theaters December 16.

Mike Tyson Quotes: The Song

Found this little gem by Just Dave who uses actual "Iron" Mike Tyson quotes to create this catchy song.  If you know Mike Tyson then you know this is NSFW

Marvel Continues to Clean House

Marvel sure is on a roll cleaning house as of late.  Earlier, Marvel laid off several employees and now it is canceling some of it's titles.  It has already canceled Iron Man 2.0 and All-Winners Squad.  They even canceled a Victor Von Doom miniseries before its debut.  You can now add the Destroyers miniseries to the list of canceled titles within this short time span.  Destroyers was canceled before it was even solicited.  Fred Van Lente, writer of Destroyers, said that it was a real "bummer" and that the first two issues had already been penciled.

I wonder what Marvel is going to do next.

Source: Robot6

Boogie Rant: Spoilers

Isn't it maddening when you are watching a show or a movie you haven't seen yet and there is that one person who ruins it for u by telling you what happens or gives away the big twist?  Nowadays, with the internet being so prevalent in our daily lives and everyone wanting "hits" or "views" on their sites, many bloggers have been resorting to posting up story spoilers or pictures up giving away details to our beloved and highly anticipated movies.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Turkish Superman

This Week's Comics Releases: 11/9/11

Avenging Spider-Man #1

Below, you will find a list of the comics that will be released this week.  As always, check with your LCS for availability.