Oh my stars and garters, Hushsters! We’ve skipped an entire week of news. In our defense, we were a little busy. We took a trip to Houston to visit Taylor Lowe, where we went to Comicpalooza. Not only was it a great time, but it was also kind of a milestone moment for us. We went as press for the first time, interviewed Batman artist Greg Capullo (also a first), met Stan “The Man” Lee, geeked out at the Buffy panel, and lots more. Check back on the site, or here for more of our Comicpalooza stuff, including a James Marsters panel and an in-depth synopsis of the weekend.
LeVar Burton is Kickstarting to relaunch Reading Rainbow. Will it work? Hell yeah it will; the campaign is “flying twice as high,” already shattering it’s $1,000,000 goal in less than 24 hours. “Take a look; it’s in a book. Reading Raaaainbow!”
X-Men: Days of Future Past was released this past weekend. It was “cool,” but we weren’t really that impressed. Here is my full review (SPOILER FREE) of the movie. On the bright side, they’ve released what the special edition Blu-Ray set will look like (August release?) and we will definitely be picking that up.
Sad times, as we lost one of the world’s greatest poets and civil rights’ activists in Maya Angelou.
A bunch of peeps are being cast for Season 5 of Game of Thrones. If you’re a book noob like me, then you probably don’t know who any of these guys are.
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are better at acting than you are.
The Hateful Eight will start filming in November. The Quentin Tarantino film was canned previously when the script was leaked, but the director has since had a change of heart.
There goes more of that #SixSeasonsAndAMovie Community talk, with Hulu being the newest candidate to pick up the freshly canceled show.
Don’t say Denzel is an too old to kick ass… speaking of, when did Hit-Girl start looking like that?
My most anticipated game of the summer came out yesterday. Watch Dogs promises to be an open world adventure of hacking goodness – the game has already broken the company’s record for single-day sales (the same company that owns Assassin’s Creed, mind you). The release hasn’t been smooth sailing, though, as bomb threats and crippling glitches have slowed it down. Hopefully we can sit down and murder this game to have a review to you in the next couple weeks.
If you’re already over hacking, then check out this extended trailer for Arkham Knight, complete with gameplay.
We like to think our Game of Thrones reviews are decent, but let’s be honest: if we could watch Seth Rogan and Snoop Dogg get high and then review GoT every week, we probably wouldn’t write them anymore.
Boardwalk Empire alumnus Charlie Cox will be playing lead Matt Murdock in the Netflix original Marvel series, Daredevil. I loved his work on Boardwalk, so I think this is a great pick-up.
DC Comics has gone through quite the transformation since they launched 52 new books in 2011… but here we are in 2014, and they’re close to canceling 52 books in three years. Yikes.
The guy who played Barry Allen in the 1991 series has been cast as Barry Allen’s father in the new Flash TV Series.
Comic book legend Alan Moore is launching a mobile app called Electricomics, designed to help self-publish independent creators. This could be the answer to what creators do after ComiXology was acquired by Amazon earlier in the year.
Ben Templesmith is releasing his Kickstarter-backed The Squidder, a four issue series post-apocalyptic tale.
Here are this year’s Television Critics Award nominations. Orange is the New Black getting a nomination is HUGE. Could online streaming television really be the future of how we watch shows?
Marvel is looking to do something superhero-ey, but not what you’d expect. Grab your 3D printer and get ready to recharge your imagination with Big Hero 6.
Ooh! That reminds me, ComiXology is giving away a free comic book each day for 20 days. We are currently on day three, where you can pick up My Little Pony: Pony Tales Vol. 1. Check back each day; they occasionally have cool stuff, too (if My Little Pony isn’t your thang).
That Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist webseries we were talking about a while ago? Yeah, well it’s out. And it’s the shit. Devour it all right now.
Here’s Johnny! Depp plays Whitey in next month’s documentary, WHITEY: America vs. James Bulgar.
Jaden Smith wore a Batman costume to Kim K.’s wedding. And it was white. Who wears white on the brides day? Really?
The Mad Men mid-season finale involved a very odd musical number.
The Batman vs. Superman film finally got a full title, Dawn of Justice.
BATMAN… IN SPACE!!! LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham was announced. We’re just add that to the list of things we’re going to go broke for.
Written by Sherif Elkhatib and Adrian Puryear
The Toy Fair 2014 is happening this weekend in NYC. Unfortunately, we aren’t there, but have already decided to blow all of our money on the cool stuff displayed. Good-bye future paychecks. See what made us drool here, there and everywhere.
Arrow was renewed for a season 3. Duh.
Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy join acting forces in the BBC show Peaky Binders, a gangster drama set just after WWI. Peaky Binders is often compared to Boardwalk Empire. Should viewers wonder if the water supply will be poisoned?
The Assassin’s Creed franchise is going to release a strategic board game. It seems like a board game version of the online play as players race over each other to get kills. It sounds exhilarating.
Ellen Page came out. And grown men wept. But we say, good for her!
Jed Whedon finally spoke up about the sequel to Dr. Horrible. He was incredibly specific, too.
Attention Litchfield inmates: Orange is the New Black season 2 has an official premiere date and teaser. It’s safe to say that fans of the dramedy should take June 6th off, because let’s face it, you will veg on your couch and watch all the episodes in one sitting.
Nike is releasing the power laces from Back to the Future next year. 2015 happens to be the year the shoes are from, so how cool is that?!
Kickstarter was hacked. Perhaps the hacker had an account to fund his hacking? Too soon?
The animated series Star Wars: Rebels will introduce a new character named Kanan. Check out the cowboy Jedi here.
Alyson Hannigan and Tom Papa are going to star in a comedy written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. We don’t really know what else to say. It just seemed important to report.
UDON is releasing an impressive-looking Street Fighter comic book for Free Comic Book Day this year.
Goosebumps is gonna be a movie. Starring Jack Black, this film should be insta-nostalgic for all mid-20 somethings.
Coming soon to Mac: Marvel Heroes. Being a Mac has never been cooler.
In Forever Evil, the demise of Power Ring sent his… power ring… in search of a new owner. Well, thanks to Geoff Johns’ interview with IGN, we know who is filling those shoes.
Give an emotional and adolescent Kryptonian a Red Lantern ring, and you are looking for trouble. Check out issue #28 of Supergirl to find out more.
The Walking Dead is on right now. Check out our review later tonight!
written by Adrian Puryear and Sherif Elkhatib