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 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