Sunday, July 24, 2016

Warner Bros Drinks Marvel's Milkshake

Marvel was having a pretty good San Diego Comic-Con, with showy trailers for all their netflix shows plus some casting news for Agents of Shield, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Captain Marvel. DC and Warner Bros took their "pretty good" gave it a wedgie and stuffed it in a locker with trailers for Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Lego Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, King Arthur: Legends of the Sword, and if that wasn't enough a new Suicide Squad Trailer.

As much as I would like to pad my post count for the week here's all of them. Nice to Warner Bros just post these to Youtube after they showed them at SDCC. Pretty much the best way to battle piracy is to just give it away. They've generated a ton of buzz and I kinda doubt the 6,000 or so at Hall H that got to see these first feel cheated in anyway.

Nothing about the reviews or previews or word of mouth made me want to see Superman v Batman so I still haven't seen it. A friend is letting me borrow the DVD later this week so I'll probably get to it next weekend. HOWEVER, Justice League and Wonder Woman both look awesome. I'm all on board the DC hype train. Hopefully Zack Snyder doesn't throw me off it again with more talk about Batman getting raped in prison.

Friday, July 22, 2016

First Look at New Marvel Netflix Shows

Sweet Christmas, Netflix and Marvel really brought the heat when it came to SDCC first looks. We get the first trailer for Luke Cage and Iron Fist and a super bonus teaser for The Defenders. The Luke Cage trailer in particular is perfect. If the entire series is 10 episodes of Luke Cage wrecking low level thugs set to Wu-Tang tracks I'm totally fine with that.

The Iron Fist trailer doesn't provide as much action but at least gives you a sense of core of the character. Homeless Karate Man. In the comics Danny Rand is also quite rich so we'll see if that plays into the show or not. It probably would have been cooler watching him blow the door off that warehouse if I hadn't just watched Luke Cage do the exact same thing AND beat up guys with a car door.

I think I might be more excited for these TV shows than I am the next round of Marvel movies.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You Made a Hot Tub out of a DeLorean?

I had never heard of these guys at Super Fan Builds until this Hot Tub Time Machine DeLorean video started making the rounds on Reddit. It's pretty interesting. I could do without the goofy skits but the building stuff was pretty interesting. Maybe I could have these guys come over and fix my hot tub. I have a bad feeling that even if I got power to it, after sitting for 10 years unused it probably wouldn't work very well. If only I could go back in time and run power to it right when we bought the house...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Here's a trailer for a Futurama fan film called Fan-O-Rama. It's equal parts impressive and disturbing. It's obvious the people putting it together are pretty talented with make-up and special effects but that transition from Cartoon to real life is a rough one. Leela does not look right, no one looks right. I mean if they post the finished project up on youtube or vimeo I guess I'll watch a couple minutes but I might have to get a bit drunk first.

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos. Man, that guy has a punchable face doesn't he? So the long story short here is that this guy encouraged his followers to tell current SNL actress and Ghostbuster Leslie Jones just how terrible she is. I don't follow either of these two on twitter but a few people I do retweeted some of the stuff that was sent to Leslie Jones and woof, it was horrible. Like Croatian soccer fans throwing bananas at black players horrible. Of course now this Milo guy and his group of asshats is claiming censorship and that the liberal media is intolerant to conservative ideas and blah blah blah.

Worse than his actions are some of the people defending him. I mean his actions are terrible but I get that he's just a hack trying to get attention. There are people out there that legitimately believe it's their god given right to call someone a cunt on the internet. I do not get that.

Rob Liefeld Is Hiding ‘X-Force’ Sketches All Over San Diego Comic-Con. This is a pretty cool little contest from a big name that totally doesn't need to do this. Rob Liefeld gets a lot of crap because he can't draw feet and a lot of his comics just disappear after issue #2 or 3 but he seems like a decent guy. I really wish he'd make his way up to Emerald City Comicon sometime but I think he has a beef with the group that puts it on.

One of these days I'm making my way to SDCC. It looks like a huge expensive pain in the ass and I get that all the cool comics stuff gets totally ignored but still. It's like complaining that the World Cup Final is rarely a good game, you still want to go just to experience it, right?

Cool visual effects in 16bit console games. I love how much Nintendo and to a slightly lesser degree Sega, were able to squeeze out of their 16 bit systems. It's a sort of creativity you don't see (or at least aren't able to recognize) with the current generation of consoles.

"We Were The Best, Richard" 10 Great Moments From Grant Morrison's Batman. I have a lot of Grant Morrison's Batman run and I found a lot of it to be hard to read. He has this habit of just dropping you off in the middle of the action and I'm the kind of reader that can barely remember what happened in the last issue so I was always going back an issue to see if there was something I missed. I'm guessing his run reads a lot better as a trade, or at least it would for me. I should really go back and reread some of those.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Why Wizards Why?

Milania Should Plead the Vanilla Ice Defense

Just a quick reminder that Vanilla Ice is a freaking National treasure. Dun dun dun dun dun dun duh.

Boy have I missed the Colbert Report

I didn't realize just how much I missed Stephen Colbert (of the Colbert Report as opposed to Stephen Colbert of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert) until he returned to TV last night to cover the Republican National Convention. I know the Daily Show with John Stewart was sort of the gold standard of late night political comedy but I'm sorry the Colbert Report was a better show. It was nice to see him back, even if it was only for a 10 minute segment.

I was kind of amazed at how badly the Comedy Central shows dropped the ball yesterday. I understand how their taping schedule works and I know it would have been a challenge to do any sort of new show at the RNC but come on. The Daily Show played a clip show that was really really poorly edited. The Nightly Show didn't even put that much effort into it, they just ran a rerun from last week. Both shows need to do something different and creative to gain back all the credibility they've lost over the last year. Just doing what Stewart and Colbert used to do but much worse isn't going to do anything for them.

Anyway, how about that Melania Trump? That was crazy huh?


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