Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Suckerpunch HD Trailer! It will @#$% your eyes!

Spinoff Online has a link for the HD trailer of Suckerpunch! Please go check it out in all its glory! How can you possibly not get excited by such things! I literally must devour every bit of info about this movie! Its the movie Alice in Wonderland should have been, imaginative and unique! Epic fail for you Burton.

Blizzard's Starcraft 2 Lands In Stores

In March 31st of 1998 Blizzard Entertainment released one of the greatest Real-Time Strategy games of all-time down upon us Starcraft. With its amazing single player storyline and well rounded units and multi-player fun it has kept players around the world entertained for over a decade. Even the release of the expansion Brood Wars was not enough to satisfy me and the rest of the rabid gaming populace.

Now today July 27th, 2010 it has finally happened, a sequel has finally become a reality for Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty has come! My life will drain away and be stolen away a little more by Blizzard. At least till Diablo 3. Starting off years after the expansion Brood Wars left off, players will continue the story of the Terran, Jim Raynor. And maybe I'll find out what mischief my Queen, Kerrigan has been up too. On top of that the former multi-player RTS has been only made even awesome R.

This is the first of three Starcraft 2 games. Well multi player includes all three races fully playable, the Terrans are the only single player race available in Wings of Liberty. The next two will feature the Protoss and Zerg respectively. Stay tuned for info on the upcoming expansions. So now that I have wasted your time go play Starcraft 2 right now!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Box Office Results for July 23-25th

Thank god some movie goers are smart and the movie that deserves to be top is still king! "Inception" was number one over Angelina Jolie's new film "Salt".I have no interest in seeing a movie just because of an actor or in this case actress in it. Another thing "Salt" don't show me the whole movie in your trailer! If any movie this summer deserves to watched it's "Inception". Here are the results of the top ten movies:

1. Inception -                                      $43.5 Million
2. Salt -                                             $36.5 Million
3. Despicable Me -                             $24.1 Million
4. The Sorcerer's Apprentice -             $9.6 Million
5. Toy Story 3 -                                  $9.0 Million
6. Ramona and Beezus -                     $8.0 Million
7. Grown Ups -                                   $7.6 Million
8. Twilight: Eclipse -                            $7.0 Million
9. The Last Airbender -                        $4.1 Million
10. Predators -                                    $2.8 Million

If anyone didn't see Inception, I am down for another trip to the movies :)

Poor Predators not getting respect for being a fun film :(

Awesome Shoes for Awesome Nerds!

Converse and DC Comics have teamed up to release the most freaking awesome footwear I have ever seen in my lifetime. You can now purchase Converse shoes with a Batman, Superman or Green Lantern Theme! For anyone of actually knows me don't buy the Lantern ones unless you want to look like a fool wearing the same shoe. Maybe not the Batman ones either. Heck I may buy them all!

You go to your local Journeys shoe store or online now to purchase them and prove your geekitude. I best get my pair before comic con next month. Gonna need a lot of supports for those awful walks.

Infinity Gauntlet!!!

Spinoff Online reports that today at the San Diego Comic Con that Marvel has unveiled the Infinity Gauntlet from the upcoming  "Thor" featured length film. For anyone unfamiliar with the Gaunlet and why this is exciting is that Thanos, The Mad Titan is the creator of the Infinity Gauntlet in comic lore! Could this mean that we may get a glismpse of Thanos in this film?! Or maybe he could be the villian of the upcoming Avengers movie?! I doubt it but how freaking cool would that be?!

Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Darkseid Coming to Smallville

IGN reports that during the panel for Smallville, Season 10 at the San Diego Comic Con today brought with it a slew of spoilers! After last season including the JSA, what more could they possibly do? Well for starters Mr. Geoff Johns is writing an episode that will introduce both Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle!

On top of that Darkseid, as well as some of his minions will turn up. And what makes me excited is that a couple members of the Suicide Squad are gonna show up too. It's looking to be a must watch season!

Street Fighter Vs. Tekken?! Say what?!

IGN reports that Capcom and Namco announced at the San Diego Comic Con that they would be releasing Street Fighter X Tekken. It is a 2D fighting game featuring characters from both fighting franchises battling it out in all their greatness. It is being developed for the X Box 360 and PS3 formats.

Okay, I really did not think I would ever see such a crazy team up happen ever. I will take whatever Street Fighter awesomeness I can get.

Spider-Man's Brand New Day is Coming To An End

Two years ago Marvel Comics started a storyline that changed the Spidey universe and now said storyline is coming to an end. The story "Brand New Day" found Peter Parker without Mary Jane after making a deal with Mephisto to save Aunt May's life after she took a sniper round meant for Parker. On the plus side the Marvel Universe had forgotten Peter Parker was Spider Man after the great Civil War debacle and he could get on with super hero shenanigans.

Brand New Day also brought along with it a new writing team to help keep a good continuity flow. A three times a month Amazing Spider-Man comic and some fun new villains and interesting takes on villains of the past.
The last storyline titled "Origin of the Species" will be issues #642 to #647.

In November writer Dan Slott will take over writing duties and Amazing Spider-Man will become bi-weekly instead, but will increase from 22 pages to 30 pages. So I guess everything works out. For some cool exclusive images from future stories check out IGN.   

Mad Men Season 4 Begins Tonight

For all of you fans of the popular AMC series Mad Men, good news for you this evening. You can catch the beginning of Season 4 at 10pm EST. After Mad Men also on AMC will be a sneak preview of their new crime/ drama series Rubicon. Its about a government analyst who of stumbles upon a evil conspiracy. Good enough for me.

Also remember new episode of True Blood on HBO at 9pm EST before all this other goodness!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

First look at Avengers Movie Logo

Check out the new Avengers website. Also first image of the movies logo.

True Blood Yumminess!

True Blood! I love you! I love your violence! I love your nudity! I love your ability to make vampires sexual, inhuman creatures that they should be. Most of the cast of True Blood was at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. TV Guide.com has a good article of snippets from the cast and a teaser trailer of the second half of season three, check it out.

I'll have a complete blog about True Blood up soon enough. Should be pretty funny.

Mark Ruffalo Confirmed As New Hulk

With Edward Norton out as the Hulk, a new Hulk needed to be cast. And as quick as Norton was kicked to the curb a new actor has been found to play Mr. Bruce Banner. Deadline Hollywood reports that actor Mark Ruffalo will be replacing Norton in the Avengers movie as the Hulk. So time to erase the last two movies from your brain and act like they never happened.

Jeremy Renner As Hawkeye in Avengers Movie

OnTheRedCarpet.com exclusively reports that Joss Whedon has official announced Jeremy Renner star of the Hurt Locker as being cast to play expert marksman Hawkeye in the Avengers movie.

As much as I have loved Hawkeye in his original purple, bow and arrow wielding outfit from the comics, I hope they actually take the Ultimates approach with it. Either way I am happy with this addition to a pretty awesome cast. And all know I am all that matters.

Official Green Lantern Movie Logo

Here is the official Green Lantern movie logo from WB. People, if you don't know anything about Mr. Hal Jordan you best get down to your local comic store or book store and get learning because he is about to come and own your world. Green Lantern is set for a June 17th, 2011 release date.

Destroyer Armor/Odin's Throne! Awesome!

Marvel.com posted the first official images of the Destroyer Armor at the SDCC from the new live action Thor movie. If you were lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic Con this weekend you could see it in person. Thor will be released next year on May 6th, 2011. I guess I know where I am taking my mother for her Birthday.

The Destroyer armor was originally created by Odin to help battle the Celestials. It is made of an unknown metal and blessed by magic. I'm sure if it goes by comic story lines Loki will be using it for naughty things.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Batman Than I can Fit In My Box

Comic Book Resources reports from San Diego that since Batman and Robin was being written by Pete Tomasi this fall, where would Grant Morrison would be going. The answer has been revealed, DC unveiled another new Batverse title, Batman, Inc.

That is now three new Batman related comics this fall including Knight and Squire, The Dark Knight and Batman Inc. I guess I better figure out what I am going to have to drop out of my box now to fit them in.

Check out the full story at CBR's link above.

More Young Justice Awesome Sauce

Spinoff Online just posted a video interview with producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti of Young Justice. Yesterday I posted Superboy, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Artemis, Robin, Aqualad and Captain Marvel were on the team in the show. Well guess what apparently that is not even half the roster! 16 members this team is rocking out! And even then the adult heroes will be making appearances on the show too!

Check out the video and see how many characters you can spot and prepare to be excited! Tell me what you think. I love you DC Animation!

The Amazing NPH!

Announced today at San Diego Comic Con, N.P.H or Neil Patrick Harris will doing the voice of The Amazing Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions from Activision.

This is not the first time Mr. Harris has done the voice of Spider-Man. He was also the voice of Spidey in the Spider-Man: The New Animated Series in 2003.

Neil Patrick Harris make me smile! He is a terrific addition to this game. I wasn't sure how I felt about Shattered Dimensions when I saw it at E3, but the more I see and hear about this game its starting to get me excited.
Exciting news from Comic Book Resources from San Diego Comic Con.

Official Press Release from Warner Brothers:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters an action-adventure title that will be available in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic superhero feature film Green Lantern scheduled for release Summer 2011. The game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ and delivers an immersive experience for GREEN LANTERN fans that the entire family will enjoy.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC COMICS SUPER HERO to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as HAL JORDAN, the newest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS. In the videogame players will utilize over a dozen constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the Universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern power ring.

“Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters gives players the chance to experience the world of the Green Lantern mythology in an interactive way, going beyond the events of the film and comic books,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game is the first to center around DC Comics’ Green Lantern franchise and we’re excited to give fans the opportunity to experience the power of the ring with engaging gameplay.”

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii by Double Helix Games and for Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games.
About the Green Lantern Feature Film

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell. Campbell directs the film from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The film also stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins. Green Lantern is produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti. Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. Geoff Johns and Lucienne Papon are co-producing. The film is scheduled for release in 3D and 2D Summer 2011, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS software © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The Double Helix name and logo are trademarks of Foundation 9 Entertainment. Certain technology © 2011 Griptonite, Inc. Griptonite Games and the Griptonite Games logo are registered trademarks of Griptonite, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alice In Wonderland with Machine Guns! Click me, Drink ME!

I told you I'd keep this updated with any Suckerpunch info and I shall! If you don't know what Suckerpunch is go here Suckerpunch! the main WB web page. Suckerpunch is Zack Snyder's new film described as well, "Alice In Wonderland with Machine Guns." Mechas, Monsters, Guns, Girls, and #$%@ing STEAMPUNK! March 25th, 2011 can't come soon enough! WB released 6 new banners featuring each girl! Please go to Spinoff Online right now and check out the posters for each girl! It makes me so excited! This is actually the movie I am most excited about next year!

Captain Jack Sparrow Speaks!

Spinoff Online reports that at the San Diego Comic Con today, Johnny Depp made a video apperance in Captain Jack costume to promote the forth Pirates of the Carribean movie titled On Stranger Tides. Fun, Fun, Fun! Here is a brief description from Disney:

When Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love — or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Director of the Avengers Official Announced

Spinoff Online reports Joss Whedon has official confirmed he is going to be the director of the Avengers movie! Why is this exciting?! Cause everything Whedon touches is pure awesome! Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy, Dr. Horrible! He knows his comic book knowledge! And if Whedon is there chances increase tenfold that Nathan Fillion will be in tow! At this moment the Avengers stars Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) with more probably announced this weekend.

DC Young Justice on Cartoon Network

TVguide.com, reports that Rob Lowe has joined the cast of DC Comics Young Justice cartoon starting this fall on Cartoon Network. Mr. Lowe has been casted as Captain Marvel. The cartoon will follow the adventures of Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Artemis and Aqualad. DC has a track record of awesome animated cartoons and I am looking forward to DVR this.

New Batwoman Series Art!

Here is new artwork posted by DC Blog from the upcoming ongoing Batwoman series from DC Comics! Art by J.H. Williams III.

Prequel to Dead Space 2

EA's Dead Space is my favorite game of 2008. I literally my have used my couch as a bathroom a couple while playing it that's how tense and scary it could get. Dead Space 2 is not arriving till early 2011. So EA decided to be kind to me and release Dead Space Ignition, a downloadable prequel to Dead Space 2. The game will be coming out this fall on both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network.

For more info and an interview with developer check out G4tv.com.

More Mass Effect 2 Downloadable Content

G4tv.com reports that the action RPG Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360 will be getting more down loadable content, this time in the form of "Lair of the Shadow Broker". Lair will continue on Bioware's epic sequel, this time leading us to team up with Liara T'Soni, my favorite sexy blue cast member from the original Mass Effect. We will be hunting down the Shadow Broker that Liara saved us from at the end of the original. No release date has been scheduled yet or pricing.

The Body of Abin Sur

Comic Book Movies just posted pictures from San Diego of the body of Abin Sur, the original wielder of the Green Lantern ring for space sector 2814. Follow the link to their site to see more photos.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Olivia Munn, You are every where!

Entertainment Weekly reports that G4 Attack of the Show host and Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn will be a guest star on the season premiere of season 4 of Chuck. Also a guest star in this episode is Universal Solider, Dolph Lundgren.

Also if you wish to be amused Olivia Munn also released a new book titled "Suck it, Wonder Woman! : The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek." You can grab here on Amazon.com for your reading pleasure.

Yes I felt it was best I put a picture of her as Chun Li.

New Creative Team for Batman and Robin

DC Comics has announced that former Green Lantern Corps writer Pete Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason will be taking over one of the main titles in the Batverse, Batman and Robin in November 2010. They will be replacing Grant Morrison who has been the series main writer since its debut.

 I am glad such an excellent team will be taking the reins from Mr. Morrison. I will miss them on Green Lantern Corps. Tomasi wrote some wild stories that I could not wait to get my hands on each month. And Gleasons art inspires me! Its so energetic and alive! He is one of my favorite artist out there.

 DC really has such a talented stable of artist and writers. Every week I'm so excited to see what new DC comics are in my box at the comic store. I can hardly imagine the awe-inspiring work is going to come from them on this project.


EW reports that a 12-page Kickpuncher comic book will be released to you this fall! You may be asking yourself what is Kickpuncher and if you are asking that I should be kickpunching you! Copies of the comic book will be able in Community Season One which will be released on September 21st. 

Kickpuncher if you must know is a cyborg from the future whose punches have the power of kicks! If this interest you find the episode "Romantic Expressionism" to learn more of this cyborg hero. Check out NBC to watch episodes of this magnificent comedy.

Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy Join DC Universe Online

IGN PC reports that Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy have joined DC Universe Online to add their awesome voice talents. Hamill and Conroy were both the Joker and Batman respectively in the original animated series and were asked to do vocals for the best superhero game ever Arkham Asylum. This just makes me look forward even more to this exciting MMORPG in the fall. Scheduled release date at the moment is November 2nd, 2010 but we know how that can change.

Other actors already signed on include:

 - Adam Baldwin as Superman

- Gina Torres as Wonder Woman

- James Marsters as Lex Luthor

- Michelle Forbes as Circe

Zack Snyder working on Xerxes

Hero Complex reports that Zack Snyder has began work on the prequel to 300, Xerxes. Frank Miller released the first artwork for the six issue mini series last month. Director Zack Snyder and Producer Thomas Tull were asked if they were going to adapt the comic and quoted "if the book is awesome and compelling, then, yes, we are interested. So I guess that means it is awesome!

Xerxes will be set ten years before 300 took place and begin with the Battle of Marathon. I personally love Mr. Snyder's movies, yes, even Watchmen all you whiners. Next up is Suckerpunch from Snyder which I will keep you updated on as it makes me giddy with joy. 

More Captain America and Thor news!

The official websites for Captain America and Thor just went up today! There is not much of anything on them at the time but that could change at any moment with Comic Con starting up so make sure to check it out and add it to your favorites! I'm not gonna get any sun next summer cause I'll be watching movies the whole time!

Hangover going East, very East

ComingSoon.net reports that the Hangover 2 is heading to Thailand this fall for shooting. The sequel will see Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha back together for more ridiculousness. Todd Phillips will be directing.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3! 4 character revealed!

Capcom has just revealed four more fighters for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds! Joining the ranks are Chun Li from Street Fighter, Trish from Devil May Cry and on the Marvel front Doctor Doom and Super Skrull. Personally I could care less about Chun Li and Doom, but to play as Super Skull makes my heart jump for joy! Head over to G4TV to check out video footage and a slew of other great information.

Zombies! Who doesn't love zombies?!

Over at AMC's blog for The Walking Dead they have put up an awesome banner recreating comic shots with live action shots from the new television series that will be on air in October. They also have a sweet motion comic to check out and a contest to be a zombie on the show! I personally love the undead they can't do any wrong in my book, well besides maybe eat me, that may piss me off. If you haven't already you should check out the trades for this well written and excellent comic book.

Behold Chris Hemsworth Being All Huge

USA Today posted a new image from the Thor movie today. Image has Chris Hemsworth as Thor wielding Mjolnir. Hoping for more awesome pictures! Thank god for comic con!

Thor and Captain America Promo Posters

This makes me so excited! I worry about comic movies a lot more then any human really should but this makes me feel a little better! Marvel Comics has released two promotional posters based on production art from "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Thor" that they are giving away at the San Diego Comic Con this week. All vistors to the Marvel Booth (#2329) should be to grab one. Check them out for yourselves! They make me drool! 

Medal of Honor Beta Live for 360

According to g4tv.com, beta testing for Medal of Honor has gone live for the Xbox 360 now. Xbox owners with beta keys can go to medalofhonor.com/beta to get in on the beta. Beta testing started June 21, 2010 for PC and PS3 owners. Wonder what happened to the poor 360 being put so far behind. I plan on picking it up at release but just can't bring myself to do betas.

Should he stay or should he go?!

According to g4tv.com, Epic Games and Mircosoft are feeling kind and want us to feel like we have the power to decide whether people should live or die. Clayton Carmine, a new character in Gears of War 3 is the poor soul whose life is in your hands. On July 29th Xbox Live will allow the purchase of two new avatar shirts, one "Carmine Must Die", other "Save Carmine". Knowing my friends I feel very sorry for him!

Each avatar shirt purchased will put a vote in toward the respective category. Cool thing all the sales of the avatar gear is going to Child's Play Charity, so its not just completely a silly gimmick. Check out http://www.childsplaycharity.org/ for more info where the money is going. Mircosoft will also be at the San Diego Comic Con this week doing their own thing.

   According to Microsoft:

"Fans attending Comic-Con International in San Diego this week will also be able to cast their votes early by purchasing real life limited edition “Save Carmine” or “Carmine Must Die” t-shirts at the NECA booth (#3145) for $20.00. Gears fans can also visit the Xbox 360 booth (#5153) to be play Gears of War 3 Beast Mode throughout the show. Finally, the team from Epic Games, including design director Cliff Bleszinski, executive producer Rod Fergusson and lead writer Karen Traviss, will be signing Comic-Con exclusive posters at the Xbox booth on Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m. PDT."

The Summer of Xbox Live has began! Limbo Released!

What could make me happier than a new video game being released?! Nothing, that's what! The Summer of X Box Live has finally began! Which means a new game for at least the next five weeks every Wednesday. Today sees the release of Limbo, a 2-D side scroller, all done in black and white about a boy on a quest to find his missing sister in ....Limbo! I'm very excited about and am currently downloading it at the moment. Why are you still reading this?! Go download it silly! 

Still not sure about downloading check out the review on IGN at http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/110/1106885p1.html
I'll have my first impressions up on my blog in a few at emmara21.blogspot.com