Jul 31, 2008

Ghostbusters in Limbo

I consider this Lame with a capital L. Variety reported yesterday the Ghostbusters video game set for release this October may never reach stores due to merger of Activision and Vivendi Games, now called Activision Blizzard. Someone's not happy and it's not just the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Activision Blizzard announced they would only continue to publish a small number of games that were already in production by Vivendi's console publisher Sierra such as Ice Age, based on the film, and Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon titles.  

There has been no actual comment as to why Ghostbusters was not one of the games chosen to continue. Just this past weekend the game was promoted at the San Diego Comic Con. Videogamer.com spoke with a representative of Activision who said, "As far as I know everything was going to plan. We haven't been given any reasoning for it." 

But from what I've been reading, we'll still be getting the game, just not when we expected to. Destructoid.com has quoted Sierra's PR team as saying, "It is not canceled and it will not be canceled." Now Sony Pictures Entertainment is looking for a new publisher for a 2009 release, which just so happens to coincide with the movies 25th anniversary. 

Should we be calling Shenanigans?

All of this comes on the heels of rumors of a new Ghostbusters movie. Coming from a "very reliable source" (take that for what it's worth) DreadCentral.com says all four original Ghostbusters have agreed to return to the franchise. Wait, there's more. They're saying the guys would be "handing over their proton packs to Seth Rogan and the crew from 40 Year Old Virgin!" That means Rogan, Steve Carell, Romany Malco and Paul Rudd would be our new Ghostbusters.

All-in-all those guys wouldn't be a terrible choice as replacements but haven't we learned to leave well-enough alone yet?

Jul 29, 2008

Harry Potter and One Screwed-up Little Kid

A fifteen-second teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released a few weeks ago. It was so awful I didn't even bother posting about it. It was beyond tease, there was almost nothing to it. So it is with an exceeding amount of pleasure that I share with you the first official TRAILER for HBP. It's just past this amusing picture of Ron... 


Enjoy! (If you'd like to view it in HD click here.)


I'm always excited for the Harry Potter films but this trailer looks amazing. They really seem to have gotten the dark mood just right for this one. Young Voldemort (Tom Riddle) is being played by Ralph Fiennes' nephew Hero Fiennes-Tiffin who I expect to be in my nightmares tonight. He's that good. Half-Blood Prince hits theaters (not soon enough) November 21st.

Lego Man-Bat

Yup. He's in the game. And, he's kinda adorable.

It was previously rumored but it's now confirmed that Man-Bat will be a playable character in Lego Batman being released in September. Since Man-Bat is actually Doctor Kirk Langstrom transformed, it stands to reason normal Langstrom will be playable as well.

Here's Man-Bat making the Mad Hatter very angry. Well, most likely it was Batman who made him angry but I'd like to think it was Man-Bat. Maybe he pooped in his favorite hat.

At this point it would probably be more productive to try and figure out which Batman characters AREN'T going to be in the game. The Lego series usually has over 80 which leaves a lot of room for even the lesser-knowns, though there will be multiple Batman's, Robin's and Nightwing's for sure . We'll probably wind up getting some non-Batman characters as un-lockables as well. Maybe Superman and Wonderwoman? (Crossing my fingers for Zatanna!)

Jul 28, 2008

Eisner's are up!

The list of 2008 Eisner Award winners can be found here


I'm particularly excited about:

Best News Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Best Publication for Kids/Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Mouse Guard
Best Cover Artist: James Jean

Congratulations to everyone!


Jul 27, 2008

A Green Lantern Falls (Spoilers)

I have a pretty strict hate policy when it comes to bugs. I hate them and they seem to pretty much love me as can usually be seen daily in my room. I've given reprieves to ladybugs and lightning bugs in the past since neither of them ever gave me any trouble but pretty much anything else that comes in my path goes squish. There has been one bug that holds a special place in my heart though. The Green Lantern Bzzd. This week, my heart was broken.

In Green Lantern Corps #26 Peter Tomasi showed us Mother Mercy finally standing up to Mongul II and freeing the GL's from her clutches. Also, Guy Gardner used deadly force on a Sinestro Corps member for the first time, which is sure to have lasting effects. A gritty, tooth-and-nail battle followed that seemed as if it was going to go on forever because of Mongul's numerous Power Rings. That is, until Lantern Bzzd saved the day in a big way.

He actually went inside Mongul and came out his eye. It was amazing. I actually cheered and comics rarely make me speak out-loud. The distraction gave the Lanterns what they needed and they blasted Mongul back to the planets surface where Mother Mercy's children are currently feasting on his body. 

Unfortunately this true act of courage was too much for Bzzd and after a gut-wrenching farewell to the other Lanterns he passed away. His last words were, "It was an honor to serve with you." Well I just about lost it after that. I actually shed a few tears. In fact, I'm having a tough time writing this without getting choked up. Bzzd's Power Ring went to Mother Mercy, who also received a Sinestro ring. She was able to make a choice as to which ring she wanted. It was an easy one, she's our newest Green Lantern.

Bzzd was my second favorite GL next to his sector partner Mogo. I almost cried a while back when it looked like Mogo might be destroyed too. Bzzd was never the most well-known GL but to me, it always seemed like he had the most heart, he was always trying to prove himself along the way. While captured by Mother Mercy she let us know his greatest fear, "An insignificant speck, forever fated to observe the universe without playing a meaningful role." Hopefully Bzzd can rest in piece now knowing he did.



Jul 25, 2008

Captain Jack = Captain America?

In Torchwood, actor John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness, a man, who among other things, fought in World War II and mysteriously disappeared afterwards. Sound like someone else you know?
Yesterday at a San Diego Comic Con panel a fan asked if he would consider playing the part of Captain America in the upcoming feature film. ComingSoon.net reported on his answer almost immediately after:

"He smiled and gave the stock answer that he'd love to play the character and that Captain America has always been his favorite comic book superhero. Clearly, though, the notion did not take him by surprise and he ended up admitting there had been discussions with his agents and meetings on that very issue."

Could this actually happen? Moderator of the Torchwood panel and writer for the LA Times, Geoff Boucher reported that Barrowman, "was emphatic he would like to do just that if Marvel studio calls."

I hadn't bothered to put much thought into who should play Captain America but I could really get behind this idea. It may just be idle chatter that goes nowhere but in my eyes he is a damn good fit. The next season of Torchwood is only going to be a five-episode mini-series so his schedule would be open for something like this. What do you think? 

(P.S. Keep in mind I haven't watched Doctor Who Season 4 yet, just in case you were going to mention something in the comments. Thanks!)

Jul 23, 2008

Pin-ups, Posters and Comics, Oh My!

A few items of the visual variety for you to enjoy...

Fables cover artist (and one of my personal favorites) James Jean drew this Vargas-style pin-up of Sally Jupiter for use in Watchmen. He posted it on his blog this past weekend with the original sketches and a brief explanation. According to Jean, at 1:32 in the trailer you see his art hanging on a wall and it's supposed to play a role in that particular scene. I'm very much in love with this.

Speaking of upcoming movies I can't wait to see, brand new Star Trek posters have been released. Below are the wallpaper size images from the official site so they don't match up exactly but when they do they form the Starfleet insignia. Rumor is the posters will be given away at the San Diego Comic Con this week. Too bad I won't be there to get one. Not like I need more posters anyway, I just think they came up with a really neat idea. If you're extremely dedicated and want all of them you better bring a few disguises (or friends) with you, it's going to be one section per person only. How fantastic does Zachary Quinto look as Spock?




Lastly, a bit of cuteness from Justice Society of America #17. The whole issue was warm and fuzzy, in a menacing kind of way, but they really got me with this panel. Jakeem made a costume for Cyclone's monkey because she loves The Wizard of Oz. She saw it as a nice gesture but tried to take it off afterwards because she thought it was cruel. Too bad, the monkey loves it and wouldn't let her. She ran down the hall to catch him when she literally ran into Damage who left her almost speechless by his newly rediscovered hotness. I make this face often.


Jul 21, 2008

The Batman

Yes, I saw The Dark Knight this weekend. Yes, it was amazing. No, I am not prepared to review it yet.

In the meantime you can keep up-to-date on it's record-breaking momentum on BoxOfficeMojo.com ($158,411,483 and counting). You could also check out this snazzy Batman gallery, put together by the NY Daily News, where I snagged this outstanding photo of The Batman in action.

Jul 17, 2008

Nerdy News

A few blog-worthy bits of Nerdy News today...

Via AintItCool.com we have this lovely Watchmen cover from this weeks Entertainment Weekly. Likely one of the many that will be appearing between now and when it's released in 2009, this one in particular seems to be filled with nerdy bits. Star Trek, Terminator and more!? I'm sold. Here is the link to the article itself online with some other pictures.

Of course your Watchmen fix could not be complete without seeing the first trailer which Apple posted today. I haven't watched it yet actually, I'm waiting until I see it in theaters before The Dark Knight this weekend.

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Once again, The Sun has solidified it's foothold as one of the most dedicated media outlets in the world. They've discovered our sweet, charming Black Canary has dabbled in S&M. I know, I know, it's tough to hear. Personally, I'm holding back tears. Not our Dinah!

They're actually reporting that the Christian Voice has an issue with this new Black Canary doll. She's part of Mattel's fall line of collector edition Barbie's that also include Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and some REALLY creepy baby dolls of Batman and Catwoman

"Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far," the Christian Voice said, "A children's doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible - it's filth." 

Sigh. Where are the days of innocent Malibu Barbie? Oh wait, we all know how well THAT turned out.

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And last, but not least, it is my pleasure to inform you that a geek-filled show from Britain is about to be available in the U.S. Oh yeah, I'm talking about Spaced.


I remembered seeing it was going on-sale months ago but completely forgot about it until Freakgirl and Geekboy reminded me today. I was turned on to Spaced this year by my boyfriend and a few other friends who told me I'd love it. I'm usually hesitant when people push something on me like that but I eventually gave in and...I loved it of course. 

It's a fairly simple comedy, starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (Hynes) about a girl and a guy who pretend do be seeing each other in order to get an apartment. Throw in a few crazy neighbors, two best friends and almost non-stop geek references and you've got yourself a winner. There were two seasons but they are both on this version coming out Tuesday. 

If you've never seen the show, do yourself a favor and just buy it. I can't give you a money-back guarantee but I'm pretty confident in saying you'd be making a fine purchase. But if that's not good enough you can get your look at the series on BBC America starting July 21 at 3 a.m. Ok, you might have to DVR those, you're not all night owls like me.

Sweet Salvation!!

The first Terminator Salvation teaser trailer is now online at Yahoo! Movies. Bask in it's glory.


From what I hear, it'll be playing before The Dark Knight along with our first look at Watchmen. You couldn't ask for a better theater package. I think I might just explode before I get to see any of it.


Edit: You can click the link above to watch it in HD at Yahoo or you could watch it right here with this pretty satisfactory Youtube version.




Jul 15, 2008

Slayer returns to Sunnydale

After the final episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer you thought it was all over. No more Scoobies, no more Sunnydale. Then came along Season Eight in comic form! We breathed a sigh of relief as we got to step back into their quirky world, albeit in Scotland. Just when you thought you'd never see it again, Sunnydale has been resurrected (much like it's many inhabitants over the years). A new Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game comes exclusively to Nintendo DS this year. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice is currently under development by Beast Studios in Romania (quite an appropriate name considering the project). Twentieth Century Fox in cooperation with 505 Games plans to release the game in Europe by November.

Sacrifice is described as a 3-D survival horror game which combines third-person and first-person gameplay. Playing in first-person, or "Challenge Mode," will give you an increased difficulty level. As Buffy you will be able to unlock over 20 "Slayer weapons" throughout 24 levels to fight the vampires and demons you come across. Also unlockable are spells to increase Buffy's supernatural and physical abilities. You'll come across familiar characters from the show like Angel, Spike, the Master, Caleb, the First and of course the Scoobies, but it doesn't look like you'll be able to play them.

Stakes (no pun intended) are high as Buffy is charged, once again, to reseal the Hellmouth. The original story is being penned by Robert Deshotel, writer of one of my favorite Buffy episodes, The Puppet Show. Strangely enough, the game is set after the Season Seven finale but you'll be able to explore Sunnydale High and the Bronze. If you're a fan of the show you realized that's a rather obvious contradiction. None of those places exist after season seven. I guess it's safe to say this game is not canon but rather holding hands with canon.

"Buffy's return to videogames is great for long-time fans of the franchise and we hope the huge market reach of the Nintendo DS will help to create new fans too," said Rowan Tafler, Global Brand Manager at 505 Games. Somehow I doubt anyone who isn't already into Buffy is going to pick up this game but I am, so I will. There have been several Buffy games over the years but I never bothered with them because I didn't think they'd be that great. Though I heard good things about the Xbox version from 2002.

Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising said, "Although there are no new productions of the series there is an enduring legacy that lives on through syndication, comic books and video games like these." Even with the popularity of Season Eight, I find it odd that there is still enough interest to warrant a Buffy video game. Then again it's only going to be on the DS so production costs must be low. The fact that Sacrifice is being released first (possibly only) in Europe strikes me as odd too. Are we going to have to go to war with Europe to decide who likes Buffy more? I hope not, I like Europe. And so does Buffy.

Bitter? Why would I be bitter?


As we speak my boyfriend heads into the city to see a preview screening of The Dark Knight. Some guys get all the luck.


Jul 14, 2008

Supervixen

SHIRLEY MANSON IS GOING TO BE ON THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES!!!!!!!

Turns out this was news back in May, but I just found out tonight. I was watching FOX and they played a commercial for the new season. To my eye-popping, squealing surprise there she was in all her redheaded glory. Still not quite sure how this was the first I knew of it but hey, I can't be on top of them all right?

The lead singer of Garbage has a regular role on the upcoming second season of the hit show. She plays Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company. Will she be working with the Connor's or against them? I don't care. All I care is I get to see awesome Shirley Manson on a show about Terminators. Maybe she'll turn out to be a Terminator. That, would be orgasmic.

Jul 12, 2008

Bug-Bee-Picked-Up-By-Showtime

One trade of the Vertigo title Exterminators was enough for me. Not that it was bad, it just grossed me out way too much to keep reading. But if you're into that sort of thing you'll be happy to know the title has been picked up for development by Showtime.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the producer of Dexter, Sarah Colleton, is on-board to take Exterminators from the page to the small screen. "In it's Showtime incarnation, Exterminators will revolve around the Bug-Bee-Gone crew, an extended dysfunctional family of exterminators whose greatest enemies aren't the insects and rodents they meet and kill on a daily basis but rather their own self doubts, vices and inner demons," reports THR.  They also compare it to "Six Feet Under in the world of pest control."

The initial pitch for Exterminators was originally planned for TV by creator Simon Oliver who used to work in the industry. After further consideration he decided it would be better suited for comics. Originally, Exterminators was planned as a 50-issue run but has since been canceled. The series ends with issue #30 this month. If the Showtime series is a hit we're sure to see what was intended had the series run it's full course.

Jul 10, 2008

It's 90 degrees out, why are you wearing a wig?

You are all well aware I have no problem with costumes. In fact, I usually encourage them. That being said, I saw two teenagers sitting outside the mall today in full Dragon Ball gear. I considered taking a picture and asking them why but then I thought better of it.


That is all.

She's sassy!

I had been wondering whether or not Poison Ivy was going to make an appearance in the Lego Batman game coming out in September. I assumed she had was going to be included, especially with the number of characters usually involved in the Lego games, but now I've got proof. And she's very redhead.



There's also a look at Bruce Wayne, who gets to beat people in the face with his briefcase. Genius.

Jul 8, 2008

Help WANTED: Nerdy Bird seeks amoral supervillain

Male/female. No regard for human life. Enjoys torture and mutilation. Is that too much to ask? Apparently for the creators of Wanted, the film, it is. Spoilers ahead.

I was really looking forward to this movie. When I first saw the trailer I hadn't read Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' comic of the same name. It just looked like a fun action movie with a hot guy and a hot girl. In that sense, it was. But, as I thought best, I read the source material before seeing the movie. Big mistake.

The film was directed by Night Watch/Day Watch creator Timur Bekmambetov which gave me high-hopes. I knew going in that the characters weren't going to be supervillains but rather assassins and I accepted that, Hollywood rarely keeps everything the same. I also heard a lot of comparisons to The Matrix which is one of my favorite movies. 

The first ten minutes of the film left me holding my breath. You view David O'Hara,   apparently playing the part of Wesley Gibson's father, called Mr. X here. When he realizes he's the target of an assassination attempt he goes as far down an office hallway as he can, does some sort of breathing exercise and runs at super speed crashing out of a window careening across a city block to the rooftop of another building. He proceeds to take out the numerous gunmen that had been sent to kill him, a few in mid-air, until he's the last one standing. As in the comic, they were just the decoy and a snipers bullet from miles away ends his life by blowing out his brains. Nothing comes remotely close to touching this entire chain of events for the rest of the movie. Cool action? Yes. Actual evidence of building-jumping powers that we'll see throughout the movie? Seemingly not. 

Let's put that aside for now. Just when you think it's over, the action of the first scene rewinds following the bullet back through Mr. X's head to the origin of the sniper who we see. The actor is Thomas Kretschmann playing a character we come to know as Cross. You find yourself scratching your head at this point if you've read the comic, we don't see the identity of the sniper because there isn't one. But, go with the flow as they say right? 

Our introduction to Wesley Gibson, played so perfectly pathetic by James McAvoy, is the closest the film comes to the comic and any comparison to The Matrix. You're really able to feel how bad this guys life really is, right down to his anxiety attacks. Sitting in a cubicle, taking crap from his boss, aware his girlfriend and best friend are sleeping together and doing the same thing day in and day out. That is, until he meets Fox.

Granted, Halle Berry was the model for the character of The Fox, but she ruined her comics cred when she played Catwoman. One of the writers apparently rewrote the screenplay in order to tailor the role to Angelina Jolie instead. I'm still torn about whether that was a good choice or not.

Wesley is quickly brought into the world of the Fraternity led by Morgan Freeman's character, Sloan. If you're wondering, he's actually supposed to be Professor Solomon Seltzer from the comic. Why they felt the need to change his name I'm not sure. Anyway, Sloan explains they are part of a race called Weavers that have been around for a thousand years and just happen to have their headquarters in a weaving factory. I was almost lost until Sloan explains they have a weaving machine that gives them the name of their targets in binary code. Wait, actually that still made me feel a bit lost but I now understood the movie was going to completely diverge from the comic. See, the people they are supposed to assassinate are bad and will continue to do bad in this world unless they are stopped. Goodbye supervillains, hello for-the-greater-good assassins.

Wesley gets schooled in the ways of the Fraternity by the rest of the assassins, none of whom have nearly as much personality as they should. Most of them don't have many lines at all actually, including Angelina Jolie. In my opinion, the schooling went on far too long and didn't actually have that much effect on Wesley. By the end of the movie he's still hesitant about his abilities and not nearly as bad-ass as he should be. Sure he can curve bullets now but he still closes his eyes when he does it.

Turns out somewhere down the line Sloan's own name came out of the loom and he's been giving out false assignments for profit. Which happened first is not explicitly known, either way everything the Fraternity has been doing is called into question. Including Wesley's fathers death. It's revealed that the man Wesley has been waiting all this time to kill, Cross, is really his father, not Mr. X. Cross learned about Sloan a long time ago and went rogue. 

I was hoping somehow that the film might make a turnaround and have the same surprise ending as the comic. How cool would it have been if they all threw confetti then went back to headquarters where everyone was dressed in costume? But alas, Hollywood came up with a really depressing ending where we find out ALL of the assassins names had come out of the loom at one point or another and Sloan explains if they all wanted to keep exactly to the code they should put their guns in their mouths and fire. While something like that might have redeemed the ending, Fox decides she should take them all out instead, including herself but minus Wesley, with one curved bullet around the circular room. There's a bit more after that where Wesley gets to kill Sloan but I don't think anything could have been done at that point to lift my spirits.

I can't believe I'm actually about to type these words but...Angelina Jolie didn't come off very sexually appealing in Wanted. There. I said it. I'll probably be struck down by the God of the Hotties but there it is. She definitely came off cool but she just didn't ooze sex like she usually does. Strange considering she doesn't even have to try most of the time. This usually wouldn't be a problem for me but The Fox is supposed to be overtly sexual. Part of Wesley's training in the comic was her teaching him how to be better in bed. Jolie and McAvoy only share one on-screen kiss the entire film! Even then it's not an indicator of a relationship between the two but rather to make Wesley's girlfriend jealous. Thank goodness at one point James McAvoy came out with no shirt, dripping wet and proceeded to put on a leather jacket or I would have been concerned.

Something else that skewed reality for me a bit was Morgan Freeman. Cursing. In everything I've seen him in he's played a mild-mannered take-charge kind of guy. Someone you'd like to know, maybe have a weekly lunch date with to talk about life. Seeing Morgan Freeman as a bad guy was just weird and hearing him let the expletives fly was just plain wrong.

I know I've been a bit harsh, don't get me wrong, it really was an enjoyable movie. The action and effects were top-notch. I didn't expect a carbon copy of the comic but when you pull people in with an eye-popping opening like the one in Wanted and don't have anything else like it in the entire movie, it's a little disheartening. Next time I'm going to take "loosely based on" a tad more literally. 

Wanted went off on such a tangent that I wouldn't be opposed to someone making another one that followed the comic exactly. I understand people feel the need to have a "good-guy" in every film but in the comic the good-guys are just the less bad bad-guys and you still root for them. So please, someone, I want the fat "Detective," the menopausal Warrior Princess, Doll-Master with his creepy "babies" and most of all I want Shit-Head! Is that too much to ask? I guess it is.

Jul 7, 2008

What is the World (of Warcraft) coming to?

I don't play World of Warcraft and I don't pretend to know anything about it. But really, did they have to go there?

Meet Haris Pilton. Patch 2.4.3 has introduced this socialite look-a-like to combat rabid inflation in the game. The NPC has apparently been around for a while now but has only just found a purpose in life: selling giant bags and expensive jewelry to rid you of some of that pesky Gold.

In real life, printing more money just makes what you already have worthless. Blizzard Entertainment decided to take action before those players who came upon Gold too readily had nothing to spend it on. They hope Pilton's extravagant wares will level out the economy. Now WoW's mini-Bill Gates' can breath easy.

You can find Pilton at the World's End Tavern in the Lower City of Shattrath. Her "Gigantique" bag is the largest of it's kind and will set you back 1200g. Want to show your lady love just how much you care? Purchase a Gold Eternium Band from the socialite for 3000g. It's the most expensive vendor item ever and will be sure to secure your affections. We all know money equals love right?

As if that's not strange enough, supposedly if you have The Eye of Divinity equipped you'll be able to see the (ex)BFF Ricole Nichie standing next to Haris Pilton. But of course wherever Pilton is, her trusty Tinkerbell is not far behind. That's hot. (I promise to never say that again.)


Jul 6, 2008

Hellboy! Hellboy! Hellboy!

Hellboy fan art by Kory Bingaman at Elfwood.com.

The NY Daily News has not one, but three Hellboy articles up today on their site.

The first, 'Hellboy': A match made in Hades, talks with Ron Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro about the path that finally took Hellboy to the big screen. Favorite quote:

"Hellboy would much rather sit and eat a pizza and watch a Marx Brothers movie than go out and save the world." - Ron Perlman
The second, Mike Mignola, Hellboy creator, didn't see character's success coming, is a candid interview with Mignola and how after all his success he still worries no one likes his work. My favorite quote comes from his experience working on concept art for Bram Stoker's Dracula:

"As a reward for the little bit of stuff I did, Francis [Ford Coppola] invited me up to watch a rough cut of the picture," says Mignola. "I assumed it was going to be a dozen guys, but it was just me, him and George Lucas. At that point I was thinking, 'Well, my life has taken an odd turn.' It was pretty weird."

The third, 'Hellboy: The Science of Evil' video game packs a digital punch, reviews the non-movie related game where you get to play the big red guy himself along with Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien and Lobster Johnson. Favorite quote:

"If you have ever wondered what was going bump in the night, the video game 'Hellboy: The Science of Evil' has the answer. It's Hellboy punching the forces of darkness. Repeatedly." - Stu Horvath

Hellboy: The Science of Evil is in stores now while Hellboy II: The Golden Army hits theaters this Friday.

Jul 4, 2008

Happy 4th...

...from your friendly, neighborhood, steroid using Uncle Sam.

"Don't play with fireworks kids."

Jul 3, 2008

A mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur and fruit juice.

I was recently tagged to give my opinion on what I would do in a zombie attack. How could I refuse?


You are in a mall when zombies attack. You have"
1.) One weapon.
2.) One song blasting on the speakers.
3.) One person to fight along side you (historical or fictional).

What are your choices?

1.) Halberd. Good reach. Great for poking and slicing off heads. I'd especially like it if mine was purple like this one.



2.) Mescal Rite 1 by Tomahawk. Someone needs to use this music in a movie.

3.) Milla Jovovich as her bad-ass self. And not because she's been in zombie movies. She just rocks.

I'm not going to tag anyone specific but if you wind up doing it yourself, send me the link. Or post your answers in the comments.

Jul 1, 2008

A work of eeeevil!

The latest from WhySoSerious.com. Eighteen days and counting...


I guess Sayid was busy.

Lost star Matthew Fox is in talks to star in the film adaptation of a comic book that's yet to be released.

Billy Smoke is being published by Oni Press and will be released sometime next year. The series, being written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Eric Kim, is about an assassin who realizes the error of his ways and decides the only way to redeem himself is to kill all the other assassins in the world. Hmm, rough logic there. 

Matthew Fox would play that assassin reports Variety. Peter Sherwin from Oni Press will be the Executive Producer with Basil Iwanyk and Eric Gitter as Producers.

Oni Press currently has two other comics in development, Return of King Doug with Ben Stiller and Scott Pilgrim with Michael Cera.