Weekend Wrap-Up…May 4, 2014

Happy Star Wars Day!  And May the Fourth be with you.  We certainly hope you all were able to celebrate in fashion.  Check out our pictures from Denver’s StarFest we will post tomorrow!

In the news…

DC has released a list of the rarest Batman action figures in honor of the 75th Anniversary.  Shut up and take all the money.

Big Call of Duty news!  Not only is this trailer out… but Kevin Spacey voices the big bad.

The Lego Simpsons airs tonight! Geek out with the trailer…

Drew Goddard, writer of Buffy, AngelLost, and Cloverfield, is set to direct the Sinister Six movie based off of the comic series about all of Spidey’s nemeses.  (hey, that rhymed!)

#totalsausagefest…The White House Correspondent dinner was last night, hosted by Joel McHale.  Don’t get the hashtag?  Watch until about six minutes in.

Its been over a decade since Eddie Murphy has been in a good movie (its true, Shrek was made 13 years ago).  Is the 2016 reboot of Beverly Hills Cop his comeback?

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., voice of Alfred Pennyworth passed away this past Friday.  Rest in Peace.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 got 92 million topping the box office this weekend.  Have you read our SPOILER FREE review here!?

June 27th. Girl Meets World.  Mark your calendars.  Its official.

Dr. Who and Terminator?  Well, Matt Smith is slated to join the new Terminator trilogy.

That’s it for news this week!  Check back with us on Wednesday for our mid-week check-in!

written by Adrian Puryear


Weekend Wrap-Up…April 27, 2014

It turns out that Batman vs. Superman has finally found somebody with the (Victor) Stone to play Cyborg – Ray Fisher. With news of Wonder Woman, and now Cyborg, joining the Dark Knight and Man of Steel, this is looking less and less like a clash of Batman and Superman and more like the interlude to a Justice League film.

GameStop will be closing over 100 stores and will start to focus on the modern tech world.  Too bad they won’t be in, like, every mall in America.  But then again there will still be over 6,000 stores.  Woah!

Thanos has been cast for Guardians of the Galaxy, but we still don’t know who.  What a let down.

Khal Drogo in Batman vs. Superman?

Death of Wolverine… cool

Colorado is the 5th nerdiest state according to very official data.  Go us!  (But we may have to move to Utah…)

New Mexico diggers found their Atari games.

Spielberg and the Big Friendly Giant are a thing.

In celebration of 75 years of Batman, a Chicago gallery is hosting a Batman exhibit.  We are booking our tickets in 3..2..1..

OddWorld fans.. the remake is coming.

You, yes you can rent Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes for only 5 bucks.

Have you heard of Showrunners? Well, now you have.

The Casual Vacancy is coming to HBO.

Jem and the Holograms.  That is all.

Penny and Glenn?  Yup, its true.

written by Adrian Puryear and Sherif Elkhatib


So Far this Week… April 16, 2014

Wow!  It’s a big one this week!  Make sure you check out our news wrap-ups every Wednesday and Sunday!  Feel uneasy, ecstatic or just need to vent?  Sound off in the comments!

If Bat-fans need any more reason to be excited about WonderCon 2014, here are all the festivities, panels and otherwise, that will be blessing the convention to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary.

DC royalty Dick Grayson had his world turned upside down when the Crime Syndicate outed his secret identity to the entire world (kinda weird how nobody has been able to trace that little tidbit back to Bruce, himself). Now, he must fake his death and become a special agent. This will all be chronicled in July’s new series, Grayson. I love the idea of Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder, becoming a deadly assassin, but I don’t know that I’m ready to let go of Nightwing.

Legendary comic book writer and Hush-dubbed “Asshole that killed Damian Wayne” will be launching Multiversity later this year and into 2015. Prepare yourself for an abundance of really weird alternate universes.

DC is developing another TV series!  This time, it comes from its offshoot, Vertigo  Based on the 2007-2012 run Scalped, the new series will follow a man returning to his reservation and fighting organized crime.

It’s been announced the the late, great King of Pop will be releasing his first (I don’t count Michael) posthumous album titled Xscape. While others argue whether or not it’s too soon to release his music, I ask if it is too soon to have a track called “Do You Know Where Your Children Are?”

Oh, and there is new DLC coming out for Call of Duty: Ghosts next week that lets Snoop Dogg narrate all of your kills, because why the fuck not?

Another win for the Marvel TV universe! Peggy Carter’s series has been made a 13-episode commitment by ABC. We’re really excited to see S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first agent in action.

It’s official, we’re all screwed. Apparently, a massive super-virus hacker thing has invaded pretty much every facet of the internet over the past couple years (much like HYDRA has in S.H.I.E.L.D. – this is not a coincidence). It’s a futile effort, but if you want to know what all was affected by Heartbleed, here’s a nice infographic to explain how f’d you really are.

Paul Walker is dead, you guys. Okay, that’s not news, but the fact that his own brothers will be filling in for the remainder of his 7 Fast 7 Furious (we’re crossing our fingers that they will change all the movie names to this format) sequences. We’re really glad they didn’t decide to CGI him in there a la Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Everyone’s favorite meth dealerAaron Paul gave a couple a very special surprise last weekend at Coachella.

The Eisner Award nominations were announced this week. Surprise!  Lots of nominations for the independent guys.  Congrats to all the nominees, and a special shoutout to Ibrihim Mustafa for his nominations!

We try to avoid “rumors” as much as possible, but there’s a likely chance that heartthrob Channing Tatum will be playing Gambit in the next X-Men adaptation, Apocalypse. I’m only behind this if he has dark red eyes and a floppy haircut.

Speaking of X-Men, apparently there is an X-Men after-credit scene following Amazing Spider-Man 2. This is kind of a big deal, as Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man and Fox owns the rights to the X-Men. Could they finally be playing nice in the promise of a bigger payday working together?

There is lots of speculation about who exactly will make up the Sinister Six in the film of the same name.  What does seem certain by all speculators?  Venom.

For fans of the Rocksteady Arkham video-game series, October can’t come soon enough. To tide you over, here are some new screenshots of the spectacular finale, Arkham Knight.

Emma Stone is a huge Spice Girls fan – I mean, who isn’t? Well here’s a video of British host Graham Norton pranking her into thinking that they are at the studio to make a guest appearance. Who says Brit humor is too dry?

The Guardians of the Galaxy are expanding their ranks – at least for the near future. The next issue of GoG will include Venom (symbiotes in space – sounds catchy) and Captain Marvel (readers of Captain Marvel #2 already saw this). I’m hoping Marvel doesn’t oversaturate Guardians, but I’m definitely enjoying the ride.

Is Batman ready for a Robin again? Who would that Robin be: Harper Rowe, Stephanie Brown, Carrie Kelly, Tim Drake, the recently deceased Damian? In July, we will find out as Batman will be getting a Robin, in some facet or another.

written by Sherif Elkhatib and Adrian Puryear

Weekend Wrap-Up…April 13, 2014

The legendary David Letterman is retiring next year, and NBC has already rushed to get Stephen Colbert to fill the long-time host’s shoes. Considering Letterman is one of Colbert’s idols (we still can’t believe Colbert is able to idolize another person than himself), he’s probably just as excited as we are.

Some of the biggest news that directly affects us is the news that Amazon has acquired the digital comic book platform ComiXology. It could be a catastrophe, or it could make comic books accessible in a new and affordable way. Amazon isn’t the tyrant that other conglomerate companies are, so we’ll stay cautiously optimistic.

April 22 isn’t just Earth Day; it’s when you can finally get your DLC for Arkham Origins.  You can play as Bruce Wayne and play with heated gloves and a thermal costume.  Awe.  Some.

Sarah Conner is going to be in SciFy’s Defiance! Ok, Ok, it’s Linda Hamilton.  And its hard to not associate Linda with one of the bas-ass women of all time.  Just sayin’.

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns tonight, after a Season 4 premiere that has viewed more than any other HBO show ever (aside from The Soprano’s series finale). “The Lion and the Rose” looks to finally wed the House Tyrell with King Beiber and the Lannisters. Look out for our review!

Do you ever sit in the dark and watch Garden State all the while thinking, I wish I was as good a writer/actor/director as Zach Braff?  And at the same time do you wonder what a reunion with J.D. and Turk would be like?  Or is that just me?  In case it’s not, watch the trailer for Braff’s Kickstarter endeavor, Wish I Was Here.  How will I pass my time until July?!

Kevin Smith is living the nerd dream. Moderating panels with legendary writers, running a show based on running a comic book shop, and now, rapping to Run D.M.C. on the Arsenio Hall Show.

When Mortal Kombat took the plunge to do an independent web-series (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), you had to know that Street Fighter wouldn’t be too far behind. Behold, the first trailer to the upcoming Street Fighter web-series, Assassin’s Fist.

Girl Meets World will probably only have an audience of mid to late 20 somethings.  A new teaser just came out, and I’m pretty sure that every 27 year old woman “eeked” when Corey Matthews crawled through the window.  You can watch the new trailer here.

The dawn of the Comic Book Summer is upon us. To prepare yourself for X-Men: Days of Future Past, check out 25moments.com. The viral campaign will walk you through the top 25 moments that defined the war on mutant-kind. It serves as a fill-in for what happens from the events of First Class and this film, while also adding some amusing alterations of history.

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga are at it again.  Adding to The Walking Dead ‘verse, he has announced a four book series focusing on Lilly and her return to Woodbury.  Are you excited for an expanded story, or do you think he is oversaturating the zombie market?

Speaking of Robert Kirkman, he is pretty sure comic villain Negan will be in the TV Series.  How will he have any dialogue suitable for basic cable?!

written by Sherif Elkhatib and Adrian Puryear

Weekend Wrap-Up…April 6, 2014

You join us here on a Sunday afternoon, sans-Walking Dead. But rejoice! Season 4 of Game of Thrones is here to fill that gap in your life. Check out this titillating preview.

In other Game of Thrones news, Natalie Dormer (Joffrey’s wife, Margaery Tyrell) has posed for GQ in a very risqué way, luckily for us.

More Throny madness! Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) will be playing Commander Lyme, commander of the rebellion and leader of District 13, in Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

The Heisenberg himself, Bryan Cranston, has signed on to write a memoir about his time filming Breaking Bad. If you’re like us, you will buy one hundred copies, build a fort out of them and scream at everybody who passes to “get out of your territory.” The book is due out next fall.

If you haven’t made time to go see Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s not too late. Wanna hear about how awesome it is? Check out our mostly spoiler-free review here.

Arrow just got a whole new level of crazy last week. Summer Glau’s character isn’t what she appears to be. That is, unless you’ve seen this Twitter picture of her in Ravager gear! Ravager is Slade Wilson’s daughter, and one bad B. Summer Glau is usually as deadly as she is beautiful, so I can’t wait to see her tear up Starling City.

Michael Bay’s TMNT (sigh…) has chosen to replace two of its voice actors. The new Leonardo and Splinter voices have been awarded to Johnny Knoxville – yep, the guy from Jackass – and Tony Shalhoub (WingsMonk). I swear, you can give yourself an aneurism worrying about this movie, but it’s best to just let it happen.

To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, Cartoon Network will be airing an animated short, made by the master himself, Bruce Timm. If you don’t catch it tonight, I’m sure that it will be YouTube gold by this time tomorrow.

DC Animated’s next film, Son of Batman, is one of my most anticipated things of 2014. Check out this new clip that features Batman putting the hurt on Killer Croc. The movie comes out May 6th.

If you’re looking to blow some money, the Limited Edition Season 4 Blu-Ray set (wow, that’s a mouthful) for The Walking Dead has been announced and is now available for pre-order. Fans of the show will recognize the walker on the cover as “Tree Walker,” the walker Herschel convinced Carl not to put down.

Michonne and Rick are having a baby! Just kidding… Danai Gurira revealed the “news” to Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week.

Spiderman 2099 is back! The futuristic web-head made some guest appearance in Superior Spider-Man, but Miguel O’Hara will be getting his own series this July.

The Big Bang Theory is planning a Star Wars Day episode.  And Bob Newhart is going to be Sheldon’s Jedi Master.  Hmmmm….

Will Chiwetel Ejiofor be James Bond’s new nemesis?  We approve, but only if he dies a good death.

Ridley Scott + Halo + Digital Movie Short = Nerd Heaven?

There have been some new casting decisions made for Better Call Saul.  Several lawyers and a few criminals.  But really, we just care about Mike.

Kid President is getting his own show.  Unfortunately, its on a network no one has.  But good for that little fella!

The Volume 3 release of Batman: Death of the Family will come with Joker mask.  Yeah, that one.

Have you seen the new trailer for Lucy?  It has ScarJo and Morgan Freeman.  Sold.

Yeah, and there is that Gremlins remake.  Is nothing sacred?!

written by Sherif Elkhatib and Adrian Puryear