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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #48

1 August 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #47…

“Shredder, bent on revenge, has enlisted Baxter Stockman’s help in destroying the Tmnt once and for all. Stockman unleashes a swarm of Mousers and Flyborgs, which have just hunted the Turtles down!”

Last month’s issues focused on Casey and the citizens of New York, making for an entertainingly different view of the battle that is now raging across the city. #48, with art by ‘awesome in a different way from Santolouco’ Cory Smith, switches back to our main heroes as they protect themselves from the Baxter hoards. Smith creates some dynamic panels, and gives me/us an entire page of just my two favourite turtles, Leo and Mikey. It’s a touching moment amongst the chaos, and much appreciated.

If you know your Tmnt you’ll grin in the same way I did as you find out how Donatello and Kirby communicate »

- Chris Cooper

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Batman battles to save Gotham City with new Lego DC Comics Super Heroes sets

21 July 2015 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Joker, Deathstroke, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn returning to Gotham City to settle old scores with Batman and Robin, it’s up to the Dynamic Duo to save the day with two new Lego DC Comics Super Heroes sets, The Batboat Harbor Pursuit and Jokerland!

The Joker and his team of villains have transformed Gotham City’s amusement park into the nightmarish Jokerland and trapped Starfire, Beast Boy and Robin. Drive to the rescue with Batman™ in the awesome Batmobile. Dodge the cannon and target the clown robot with the shooting missiles. Then it’s time for some serious super-jumping action to bring down the villains. Bam! Topple The Penguin from his podium. Wham! Launch a perfectly aimed jump to release Robin from his upside-down bike ride with Harley Quinn. Pow! Take down Poison Ivy from her swinging branch. Finally, knock The Joker from the clown »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Supercut Explores Batman’s On Screen Evolution

20 July 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I don’t know if you know this, but Batman’s existence in visual media precedes the “Michael Keaton vs. Christian Bale” debate (soon to become the “Christian Bale vs. Ben Affleck” in debates held by millennials). The Dark Knight has been part of cinema and television since his first appearance on the silver screen in 1943’s craptacular and insanely racist four-hour-long “Batman” serial. Seriously, it's not worth watching even as a curiosity. 1949’s post-wwii “Batman and Robin” serial excised a lot of the anti-Japanese racism of the prior serial, and even though it might have been exciting at the time, it will surely bore modern audiences to tears with the equivalent of a tedious police procedural that happens to revolve around a detective who wears a thrift store bat suit. Even the “batmobile” in this film is a factory-stock 1949 Mercury Convertible. I guess these old serials are perfect for »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Michael Cera to voice Robin in Lego Batman movie

17 July 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The caped crusader’s crime-fighting partner returns to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s ill-fated Batman and Robin

Michael Cera has signed on to voice Robin in Lego Batman, the forthcoming spin-off from the surprise 2014 critical smash The Lego Movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 27-year-old star of Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs the World will join Will Arnett, who is returning in the role of the gruff-voiced caped crusader. Chris McKay, animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is taking the director’s reins on the spin-off, which is based on a screenplay by Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith.

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- Ben Child

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First To Kill A Mockingbird, Now Toy Story – Pixar Has Ruined Woody

14 July 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Pixar have ruined Woody. One of the greatest animated characters of all time, and they’ve just destroyed his legacy.

In the original version of Toy Story, the cowboy doll wasn’t the intelligent, well-meaning – if flawed – leader of a gang of children’s toys, with all the likeability Tom Hanks’ voice provides, but a maniacal dictator who would do anything to maintain his position. So when Buzz Lightyear shows up, he goes psycho – instead of struggling to adjust to change and reacting in an immediately regrettable fashion as in the finished film, he actively tries to make the spaceman’s life a misery, attempting to maliciously orchestrate the demise of Andy’s new favourite.

If hearing that isn’t bad enough, you can actually view the footage for yourself, although I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t want your impression of the iconic character to be forever tainted. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Comic-Con 2015: Exclusive Interview with Scooby-doo! And Kiss: Rock And Roll Mystery’s Kevin Shinick

12 July 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Generations of TV viewers have watched Scooby-Doo and the gang solve many a mystery with a wide variety of guests ranging from the Harlem Globetrotters to the Addams family, but they team up with a legendary rock band in Scooby-Doo! & Kiss: Rock & Roll Mystery, which is now available on Digital HD and comes out on Blu-ray and DVD July 21st from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. At Comic-Con, Daily Dead caught up with Scooby-Doo! & Kiss: Rock & Roll Mystery screenwriter Kevin Shinick.

When did your love for Scooby-Doo begin?

Kevin Shinick: I can't pinpoint where it started, because my interest in it has been around for so long, and it's the same thing with Kiss. I remember being in elementary school and loving Kiss and loving Scooby-Doo. Subconsciously I've been working on this screenplay for decades and now I've finally had a chance to put it down onto paper.

That was a staple. »

- Derek Anderson

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30 geekiest things you never knew about the Back to the Future trilogy

30 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Back to the Future in 88 seconds: Power of Love, pizza hydration, Jaws

Why original Marty McFly Eric Stoltz was fired from Back to the Future

Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis won't allow any remakes

Great Scott! This week marks 30 years since Marty McFly travelled back to 1955 to kick off a trilogy of classic Back to the Future movies.

Back to the Future and its two sequels remain hugely popular to this day, but there are plenty of facts and Easter eggs that even the biggest fans may not have noticed. Here are 30 geeky pieces of trivia to mark 30 years of time-travelling.

1. Eric Stoltz was replaced by Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, but he can still be seen very quickly in the film in a couple of shots. »

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Which Famous TV or Movie Sidekick Are You? Take Our Personality Quiz to Find Out!

29 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Minions are back and ready for more action! In celebration of the upcoming Despicable Me spin-off movie Minions, we thought it would be fun to conjure up a fun personality quiz filled with famous movie and TV sidekicks. Our new game will figure out whether you're more like Emily Blunt's character from The Devil Wears Prada or if you lean towards a Batman and Robin type right-hand man (or woman). But wait, perhaps you're dark and dangerous like Scandal's infamous henchman Huck! Take out personality quiz to find out and don't forget to share your answers on Facebook and Twitter! And watch Minions on July 10. (E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the »

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Yakin Talks "Batman Beyond" Film Fail

15 June 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After the Batman film franchise fizzled out with "Batman and Robin" in 1997, Warner Bros. Pictures tried to revive the property with several different attempts, each of which would've taken the Caped Crusader back in a darker direction.

One was Joel Schumacher's "Batman Triumphant" which was reported about extensively on this site back in its earliest days. Another was Darren Aronofsky's "Batman: Year One" project, and a third was a live action take on the animated series "Batman Beyond" which "Remember The Titans" helmer Boaz Yakin was attached to.

The one least talked about was the latter as the project didn't move very far along. In a new interview with IGN, Yakin has briefly spoken about his early ambitions for it and how he ultimately opted out of the project:

"I had just made Remember the Titans and my inclination is to always go off a trend: make an »

- Garth Franklin

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Are Origin Stories Always Necessary In Super Hero Films?

14 June 2015 10:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Filmmakers often like to give us an origin story of the main character(s), especially if they are hoping to build a franchise. But that’s not always the case. With the rumor the Doctor Strange movie, as well as the Spider-Man reboot, will not include any origin for the characters, Cinelinx asks the question…are origin stories necessary?

When you go to see a super hero/comic book film, unless it’s a sequel, you probably expect to see an origin story regarding how the character(s) got his/her/their power(s) and the reason he/she/they fight the bad guys. It makes sense from a story-telling perspective. It’s essentially the first chapter of a longer story arc, particularly if the film is planned to be the beginning of a film franchise. But is it always necessary?

Rumors were spreading last year that the Doctor Strange »

- (Rob Young)

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Dark Knight Trilogy

11 June 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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After Batman And Robin, the Batman franchise was as good as dead. Several attempts were made to resurrect the franchise (including a Batman: Year One movie from Darren Aronofsky and a early attempt at Batman vs. Superman), but it was Christopher Nolan who ended up being the Caped Crusader’s saviour with his critically acclaimed Batman Begins reboot in 2005.

The trilogy concluded with The Dark Knight Rises seven years later, and while the way it ended was certainly divisive with fans, it capped things off nicely. Of course, that didn’t stop rumours swirling about Christian Bale possibly reprising the role of Batman, but now that Ben Affleck has been cast in Batman V Superman, The Dark Knight series is officially over. Although it’s far from forgotten.

Just like when the comic books turned their back on the camp stories of the ’50s and ’60s and »

- Josh Wilding

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Comic Book Review – Batman #41

10 June 2015 11:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church reviews Batman #41…

A new era of Batman has begun thanks to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s work on one of DC’s flagship superheroes. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding this new status quo given the new look of the character as well as the identity of who is wearing the mask now. Batman #41 offers readers an intriguing look at this shake up and how its characters are coping in the wake of Endgame.

Snyder plays with the narrative as he jumps back and forth between time periods, showing us the events leading up to the new Batman’s debut. Its interesting to see how Commissioner Gordon, one of the lasting characters throughout the Batman mythos, decides to don the high tech Batsuit. A lot of emphasis was made on his knowledge of the police department and Gotham City itself, making him the perfect candidate to take up the mantle. »

- Ricky Church

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Announces Major Expansion

4 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is introducing a major expansion to the studio’s popular tour opening July 16, 2015, anchored by the addition of the brand new feature “Stage 48: Script to Screen” (a brand new interactive journey behind-the-scenes of the production process). The announcement was made May 27, 2015 by Danny Kahn, Executive Director, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Additional features of the expansion will include significant enhancements throughout the popular backlot tour.

“These new enhancements will allow our guests to go even further behind-the scenes of the production world and enjoy an insider’s view of Hollywood in a fun, interactive way,” said Kahn. “Stage 48: Script to Screen brings a completely new dimension to the Studio Tour and offers guests an opportunity to see how their favorite movies and TV shows were made – right on the studio lot where so many of them were created.”

This innovative new addition to the Studio Tour, »

- Mike Tyrkus

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‘Jupiter’s Circle’ #3 is a married superhero story done right

2 June 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jupiter’s Circle #3

Written by Mark Millar

Art by Wilfredo Torres, Davide Gianfelice, Francesco Mortarino

Colors by Ive Svorcina

Published by Image Comics

Since 2007, when Joe Quesada and Marvel editorial broke up the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson in “One More Day”, superhero marriages (happy or unhappy) have become exceedingly rare with initiatives, like the New 52, bringing in younger, unattached versions of iconic characters, like Superman, The Flash, and Green Arrow. In Jupiter’s Circle #3, writer Mark Millar and artist Wilfredo Torres (with help from artists Davide Gianfelice and Francesco Mortarino) say, “To hell with this” and tell the story of Flare, a superhero with a wife and kids who love him. But he meets a blonde, 19 year old grocery clerk’ wannabe crime fighter named April Kelly, who turns his world upside down. The tension in this issue isn’t between superheroes and the government, like in the previous two issues, »

- Logan Dalton

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10 Classic Movies That Are (If Anything) Underrated

1 June 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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People like to debate movies on the internet. That’s kinda why you’re here, after all – it’s just a lot of fun to chew over cinematic worth and tear apart minutiae with a bunch of likeminded people (even if things can get pretty out of hand when you bring a polarising superhero flick into the mix).

Through all the discussion-cum-argument, however, it’s easy to forget that cinema is an inherently subjective medium – it’s an art form and thus by its very nature will be read and appreciated by different people in different ways. There are, of course, ways to create objective measures of success – box office takings, award success – but everybody knows they don’t really equate to actual quality.

And, with that in mind, there’s naturally few movies everyone can agree on. Sure, nobody would object to calling »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

28 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46…

Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok. Meanwhile the Tmnt struggle to reunite as a family while a greater threat looms… what is The Stockman Swarm?

That’s more like it. After my disappointment with last month’s #45, Tmnt is back in my good books. Though there may not be much action, #46 is gorgeous, with some amazing use of colour, plus a series of well written dialogue scenes.

What must it be like to have an out of body experience? It must be even stranger if you also find yourself in a robot body of your own design. It would freak me out for sure, but I’ve always been more emotional than logical. Donatello is the opposite, having already proven he’s capable of making the big calls. It’s hardly surprising that his response »

- Chris Cooper

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6 Ways to Get the Most From Dallas Comic Con

28 May 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

You don't need to be a Time Lord to enjoy the 200,000 square feet of anime, panels, photo ops, workshops, and star sightings happening at this year's Dallas Comic Con. But it does help to follow a few simple rules to get the most out of your time on the floor.  Leave Ego BehindAlso, don't worry about how your behind looks in tights. Strap on that cape and stand tall, and don't let any Iron Man make you feel otherwise.Talk to the ArtistsGetting your picture taken with Nathan Fillion will indeed do wonders for your Instagram account. But don't forget the tons of writers and inkers who will be there as well. So now is the time to take advantage of what they have to say—especially those of you looking to break into the biz. Talk to the CelebsThe list is, ahem, out of this world—Batman And Robin »

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Full Cover Art Revealed for Stephen King’s The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams

27 May 2015 7:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A new collection of short stories from Stephen King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, will debut on November 3rd. Until then, the official cover art from the upcoming release provides us with a haunting look at what's to come in King's next batch of short works.

Synopsis: "A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, »

- Derek Anderson

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George Clooney Once Again Apologises For "Destroying" The Batman Franchise

24 May 2015 4:36 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Batman and Robin. Like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's a movie only idiots or children enjoyed*. Too mean? Anyway, in the video below, George Clooney talks in detail about his experience filming that movie and why he regrets being the one to nearly destroy the Batman franchise. It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Clooney when he talks about how he thought at the time it would be a smart career move (he's still done well though, so it's not that big of a deal). It sounds like filming Batman and Robin was a unique few months anyway, so check out the video below for his comments. *in My opinion, anyway. You know what else sucks? Pacific Rim!  »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About George Clooney

21 May 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Looking back at the great actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood – the stars like Clarke Gable and Spencer Tracey – and it’s apparent how few A-list actors working today have quite the same sense of style and gravitas. George Clooney is one of the few who follows in their illustrious footsteps and brings a degree of class to his films.

Clooney’s effortless suave and sophistication is apparent in many of the films he’s starred in – from the mediocre rom-coms all actors of his stature appear to be obliged to star in through to the textbook Ocean’s heist movie franchise, few other actors quite manage to exude cool as well as Clooney.

He may have apologised recently for his part in Joel Schumacher’s much derided Batman And Robin but, on the whole, there’s very little in the way of clunkers on his impressive filmography. »

- Andrew Dilks

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