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