Saturday, October 9, 2010

Info on a Justice League Movie and more.

From and Comic Book Resources information from DC and Warner Brothers are coming from Geoff Johns panel at the New York Comic Con.  The highlights included that with the end of the Harry Potter movies Warner Brothers will be filling the void with two comic book movies a year.

With the releases of Green Lantern next year, and Batman 3 and the reboot of Superman in 2012, there hasn't been much news in the way of anything else confirmed.  There has been rumors of a Flash movie, as well as a Wonder Woman movie, but one movie that, as of now, is not in the plans,is a Justice League movie.  From Geoff Johns, "I'm going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel's." He said that he'd rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than "smashing them together."

Cover of "The Green Lantern Archives, Vol...Cover via AmazonSo I guess that's that, and as always we'll have to just wait and see.  Good news is that DC will be ramping up its production and development of its characters, and the first trailer for Green Lantern will be played before the new Harry Potter in November. 

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New Green Lantern Character teased!

For the second wave of Green Lantern figures, revealed by Matty Collector, comes more figures from the comic book, but one shown just as a silhouette is called a "Green Lantern Movie Preview Figure."

Green Lantern will be hitting theaters June 17th 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. 

From previously leaked concept art, this silhouette pretty much confirms G'Hu as the character for the movie.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8th Movie Releases! And Trailers!


Rating:  PG
Runtime: 1hr 56min
Production Budget: $35 million
Studio: Disney
Director: Randall Wallace

Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) is a self-described housewife who agrees to take over her ailing father's stables, despite her lack of horse-racing experience. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), she ultimately fosters the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

The Official Site

Life as We Know It

Rating: PG - 13
Runtime:  1hr 52min
Production Budget: $38 Million
Director: Greg Berlanti
Studio: Warner Brothers

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.  Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

The Official Site

My Soul to Take

Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 47min
Production Budget: $25 Million
Director: Wes Craven
Studio: Universal

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.  Starring Max Thieriot, John Magaro, and Denzel Whitaker.

The Official Site

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1hr 41min
Production Budget: $8 Million
Director: Anna Boden
              Ryan Fleck
Studio: Focus Features
In Limited Release

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.  Starring Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, and Zach Galifianakis.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Captain America: Super Soldier Trailer

Courtesy of Superhero Hype:

Coming in 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS

SEGA announced Tuesday it is developing video game Captain America: Super Soldier for release in 2011:

SEGA® of America, Inc and SEGA®, Europe Ltd. today announced they will bring Marvel Entertainment’s famed Super Hero franchise Captain America™ to video game systems in an original WWII adventure, Captain America: Super Soldier. The title is scheduled for release in 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP®(PlayStation® Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.

Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II. Wielding Captain America’s legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull. As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect.

Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players will be able to launch shield-first into the fray with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at their fingertips—and they’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome a castle that’s both an acrobatic playground for the Captain’s physical prowess and a house of mystery with enemies and danger at every turn.

More of this article can be read here at Superhero Hype where there are many more pictures.

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Community The Psychology of Letting Go

The Psychology of Letting Go
We start with the death of Pierce’s mom where he takes it surprising well, and Troy was taking it pretty hard. Everybody is concerned with Pierce as an argument about religion breaks out and Jeff uses one of his speeches to calm the situation. Pierce continues to get worse though, as he buries himself into a crazy cult like religion.

With Professor Baur (Betty White) on a leave of absence, do to the incident with Jeff, Professor Duncan is forced to take over the class, which he has no idea what he is doing. This also sets up a great little story between him and Chang that stems from a mutual hatred and restraining order.

Paton Oswald guest stars in this weeks episode as the clinic’s nurse where Jeff goes into for a routine physical, and finds out that his cholesterol is a little high. Jeff doesn’t take this very lightly as he claims he is a perfect specimen. Overreacting about his test results Jeff becomes very cynical about life, and only upsets the group with his comments.

I was worried at the end of last season that Ken Jeong’s character would be phased out since he was no longer a teacher, but instead as a student it has given him more opportunities to use his comedic charm. I like the ongoing story of him trying to prove himself to the group to become a part of it, and the little moments where he goes a little crazy.

The great thing about this show is that is doesn’t have to focus on Jeff as the main character, instead it has a great supporting cast that in any episode can have the feature story arc. This episode is one of those cases, where Jeff is there, but is the secondary story line. This episode didn’t have that much of Troy and very little Abed, and hope that isn’t a trend that will continue. The pop culture references from Abed always add to the show because they are always well done. The scenes, especially the last one, between Annie and Britta were also very entertaining, and it looks like Alison Brie will continue to be a bigger part of the show.

Once again, I cannot stress this enough, this show is great, everyone must watch and tell there friends to watch. Do it, now, don’t wait!
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Teaser poster for Green Lantern: The Animated Series!

Courtesy of TV Guide, coming in 2011 to the Cartoon Network is the Green Lantern Animated Series.  If you are lucky enough to get to go to the New York Comic Con you'd be able to see a sneak preview as well as a signed teaser poster.

The series will compliment the feature film hitting theaters June 17th 2011!

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Running Wilde 103 Oil and Water

Oil and Water
Steve’s continues to try to impress Emmy at the same time trying to find ways to get Andy out of the picture. One way is to convince Andy to go to Alaska to “uncover” a conspiracy about big oil and the Wilde Oil company. To impress Emmy, Steve promises to quit his job at Wilde Oil to earn her praise, but finds that being at the office is fun. Emmy gets back to her cause a little bit here, as she uses Steve and the company to get information to bring down said company.

It seems that people are still unsure about this show, but as far as new comedies of this season I am entertained. Some things still bother me about it, I do not like the butler, he is too cartoony for my liking, and I’m not totally sold on Keri Russell. I am starting to come around on Steve’s man servant and the chemistry between Steve and Puddle on screen is great. Steve’s friend/nemesis Fa’ad has also become a great character. The things that I do enjoy is Will Arnett being Will Arnett, so far the act that he has been doing works fine a the leading character.
I also didn’t mind the KFC commercial in the show, immediately followed by one to start the break. I understand and am perfectly fine with it.
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Raising Hope get full season order.

With so many shows debuting this fall it is hard to know which ones will make it for a full season.  So far only two shows have been cancelled after only a few airings.  One on Fox, Lone Star, after great critical hype and a good deal of promotion, the show was quickly pulled after two, but really decided after the first weeks disappointment.  The second was ABC's My Generation, that was up against some good competition on Thrusday's at 8pm, got the ax after two weeks as well.

The news last night comes down that FOX's Raising Hope is the first to get its back 9 episodes picked up, giving it a full season at 22.  “With 'Raising Hope,' Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart,” FOX president Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “The show is running like a Swiss clock, and we’re very happy with how well audiences have responded so far – so we’re confident it will build an even bigger audience throughout the season.”

It's a fun show, glad to see it is getting the full season treatment. 
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Raising Hope 103 Dream Hoarders

Dream Hoarders
Jimmy accidentally teaches Hope how to crawl, then realizes how unsafe the house is and is reminded how dangerous it was for him growing up. While trying to but some things in the shed, out of reach of the baby, Jimmy also needs to convince his mom that she is a hoarder and needs to get rid of things. While making a trip to the grocery store to pick up baby proofing items, and to attempt to get closer to Sabrina, Hope uses her new skill to get her self lost. Virginia’s hoarding issue becomes a problem as Hope’s new favorite place to crawl is in the shed.

The show is beginning to hit its stride as it now has a real sense of direction. The characters are becoming more likeable. The heart felt moments still fall a little short, but the misuse of commonly known phrases has its charm. I do enjoy the nice wrap up of things and the lessons learned to finish the show. Each week it is nice to see the progression of the characters and the growth of them as individuals.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Do you like Cake?

Good news everybody!  If you like Cake as much as I do you will be pleased to find out that their latest album is now available for pre-order!  Bam!  Expected release date is 01/11/11, that is seven years since their last album, Pressure Chief, has been released. 

Getting the pre-order here has many options for you as the following list will show:

The Ultimate Pre-Order that includes:
  • Authographed "Showroom of Compassion" Vinyl LP
  • "Showroom of Compassion" digital download
  • Limited Edition "Sick of You" 7-inch vinyl single
  • Pre-order exclusive American Appreal t-shirt
  • Instant mp3 download of the hit single "Sick of You"
CD + LP includes:
  • Signed CD
  • Signed Vinyl LP
  • Digital Download on release day
  • Instant mp3 download of the hit single "Sick of You"
Vinyl + 7" includes:
  • Signed Vinyl LP
  • Digital Download on release day
  • Limited Edition 7" Vinyl single "Sick of You" and "Italian Guy"
  • Instant mp3 download of the hit single "Sick of You"
CD and Shirt includes:
  • Signed CD
  • Limited Edition American Apparel 'Monkey Puppet' T-Shirt
  • Instant mp3 download of the hit single "Sick of You"
CD includes:
  • Signed CD
  • Instant mp3 download of the hit single "Sick of You"
 Here is the track listing for the new CD Showroom of Compassion:
  1. Federal Funding
  2. Long Time
  3. Go to Move
  4. What's Now Is Now
  5. Mustache Man (Wasted)
  6. Teen Pregnancy
  7. Sick Of You
  8. Easy To Crash
  9. Bound Away
  10. The Winter
  11. Italian Guy

From the samples they have on the pre-order page of their site, the CD sounds like typical Cake greatness, I am very much looking forward to the release of this new CD and have already pre-ordered it myself.  Hope this information finds you well. 

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DVD Releases for October 5th 2010

DVDImage via WikipediaThe first week in October is typically a big one for DVDs, and is when Disney temporarily opens the vault for one of their classics.  Here are the major releases for today and some that are interesting:

Beauty and                  The Karate Kid        A Nightmare on Elm St.
The Beast                                                                     

The Secret                   The Human                      Splice
of Kells                        Centipede


Here are some of the TV Series coming to DVD this week:

Bones Season 5         Caprica Season 1        SGU:  Stargate
                                                                     Universe Season 1

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wonder Woman getting the small screen treatment.

A little late on this news that broke Friday, but I thought it was worth repeating.  News coming from that writer/producer David E. Kelley will be creating a television series starring Wonder Woman

Some of the shows that David E. Kelley is know for are Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, and most recently Boston Legal, and has also written the screenplays plays for Mystery, Alaska and Lake Placid. 

Not many details is known other than the series is a go, and this does not necessarily hinder the prospects of a future feature film starring Wonder Woman.
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DC Universe Online Delayed Until Early 2011

Announced this morning was about the delay was this following statement from Sony Online Entertainment via Super Hero Hype:

"SOE is dedicated to delivering the highest quality game experiences possible," says John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment. "'DC Universe Online' is the first game of its kind, and a truly massive undertaking -- the first action MMO set in the DC Universe, the first MMO on the PlayStation 3, and the first time the entire DC Universe will be accessible to the millions of fans who are eagerly anticipating its release. As the game heads into external beta testing, this extra time will allow us to address community feedback in a meaningful way. When we get deeper into external beta, we'll be able to share more information regarding the new launch date."

SOE has also revealed new details regarding the beta program. Players with VIP key cards and those having registered at the DCUO website will receive access on a priority basis starting as early as next week. As an added thank you, everyone that has already pre-ordered the game, and those who do so by November 15, 2010, are assured access to beta by November 30 (North America only).

Anyone pre-ordering the game after November 15 will gain beta access one week prior to the launch date and will be able to participate in the special beta ending event entitled Battle of the Legends with the rest of the beta participants. As an additional bonus, all beta participants will be recognized post release with a special emblem for their character when the game goes live. Beginning October 7, 2010, instructions on how to qualify and receive your pre-order beta key, visit:

Those wishing to register for beta without pre-ordering have until 11:59pm PST tonight. This is a general queue and does not assure access.

Lastly, due to overwhelming demand from the community, SOE is pleased to announce that a Collector's Edition for the PlayStation 3 will also be released (North America only), which includes the same items contained in the PC version announced earlier this year - the DCUO Batman statue, the limited edition Art of DC Universe Online art book, the DCUO Legends Issue #0 comic book with a Jim Lee variant cover, the DCUO Prestige comic presentation of the DCUO back-story and the limited edition Jim Lee-drawn poster Version of the Issue #0 comic book variant cover.

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Chuck Versus the Cubic Z

Chuck Versus the Cubic Z
Morgan is now the new store manager of the Buy More, and is getting the store ramped up for a big new video game release. This week features Stacy Kiebler as the new Greta.
Chuck and Sarah had a very romantic mission planned in Monaco, but it is abruptly cancelled when a transport vehicle breaks down and the prisoners need to be directed to Castle. Sarah is relieved to hear this as she is hesitant about where the relationship with Chuck is heading after he mentioned last week about the future and possibly having kids.
The prisoners that will be staying at Castle are non other than Hugo Panzer (Stone Cold Steve Austin) and Heather Chandler (Nicole Richie), two foes of Chuck and Sarah’s past respectively. We saw Hugo as the bad guy in Chuck’s first solo mission on a flight to Europe, and Heather was an old classmate turned evil spy and nemesis of Sarah.
Chuck flashes on Heather and finds out she may know information on his mother. They have bigger problems as the discover Hugo is on the lose in Castle, and he is after Heather, and revenge on Chuck will be a bonus. Heather gets under Sarah skin by putting doubt in Chuck’s head about the relationship.
After some hand to hand combat, and some gun fight, the convicts get detained again, and Heather starts to talk about what she knows about Frost, which isn’t much, but it is a lead. Chuck and Sarah finally get to have their chat, and they come to the agreement that they need to take things slow. Until something happens….a teaser for next week.
Once again I think the Greta character is a waste, and would like to see a little more than just a nerd nod. Relationship problems once again is too much of the focus, I would prefer more search for Volkoff and for Chuck’s mother. It was also unbelievable that the Buy More would only have 6 copies of a very popular game, and that they only new that shortly before launch date.
A pretty good show, nothing too remarkable about it. An average episode among another above average season. Not as many funny moments as in the past two episodes but I am glad to see Big Mike back.

Zack Snyder Confirmed for Superman

Yes it is finally confirmed, Zack Snyder will be directing the new Superman reboot from Warner Bros. Pictures coming to theaters in late 2012.  Zach Snyder, director of 300, was originally offered the job for Superman Returns but declined the opportunity to take on the super hero at that time.

With a script from David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan I look forward to seeing another Superman film.

Zack Snyder currently has Legend of the Guardians: The Owl of Ga'Hoole in theaters and his next film Sucker Punch opens March 25th 2011.

At Snyder confirmed the report in this statement:

 "I've been a big fan of the character for a long time, he's definitely the king of all superheroes, he's the one. It's early yet, but I can tell you that what David [Goyer] and Chris [Nolan] have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I've always felt he was kind of awesome. I'll finish 'Sucker Punch' and get right at it."

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Learn about The Social Network in less than 2 minutes

Box Office Results for October 1st-3rd 2010

Here are the top ten movies for the past weekend, domestic gross:

This Week             Movie                     Weekend Gross       Total Gross        Budget       Week Number

      1            The Social Network              $23 Mil.                $23 Mil.           $50 Mil.              1
      2           Legend of the Guardians:        $10. 85 Mil.           $30 Mil.           $80 Mil.             2
                     The Owls of Ga’Hoole
      3                  Wall Street:                     $10.1 Mil.              $35.8 Mil.        $70 Mil.             2
                      Money Never Sleeps
      4                 The Town                         $10 Mil.                 $64.3 Mil.        $37 Mil.             3
      5                   Easy A                            $7 Mil.                   $42.4 Mil.        $8 Mil.               3
      6                You Again                         $5.55 Mil.              $16.4 Mil.        $20 Mil.             2
      7                   Case 39                          $5.35 Mil.              $5.35 Mil.        $26 Mil.             1
      8                 Let Me In                         $5.3 Mil.                $5.3 Mil.          $20 Mil.             1
      9                     Devil                             $3.67 Mil.              $27.4 Mil.           ?                     3
      10            Alpha and Omega                $3 Mil.                   $19 Mil.              ?                     3

The Social Networ k opened at a reasonable $23 million doing better in bigger cities, but the word is expected to catch on and should have a solid week.  On the other hand Let Me In was a dissappointement, opening in 8th place with $5.3.  Another light weekend with little to excite movie goers.

Coming up this weekend is Disney's Secretariat, My Soul to Take, and Life as We Know It.

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