20 items from 2015
Top 10 Christmas List
As we begin the holiday season, my good friend Michael Connally asked me to put together a top 10-wish list for Christmas.
Cook’s “Top 10 for the Holiday’s” List:
I have never followed anime much, but at one point I thoroughly enjoyed Ronin Warriors. It was first introduced in 1988. Its plot centers around the demon lord of the Netherworld who is bent on conquering the mortal world. Standing against him and his four Dark Warlords are the five Ronin Warriors, each in possession of mystical armor and weapons. They are assisted by a young student-teacher, and a mysterious warrior-monk known only as The Ancient (Wikipedia). I found the storyline to be quite entertaining with each warrior’s powers balancing one another, as do their individual personalities. The tale also provides interesting inspiration from Japanese folklore / culture.
9. The Flash – 1990 TV Series – All »
- Michael Connally
The Transformers saga begins a new chapter as Bumblebee and a team of Autobot action heroes embark on a mission to protect and save Earth from a deadly faction of Decepticons. Hasbro Studios' top-rated animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which airs on Cartoon Network, is the latest installment of the Transformers franchise and builds on the lore of both the Autobots and Decepticons. Featuring an all-new animation style, this hit animated series is filled with exciting, action adventures and great humor for fans of all age.
Last month, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, released Transformers: Robots in Disguise - A New Autobot Mission on DVD, featuring five entertaining episodes and special behind-the-scenes bonus content. Packed with unforgettable Autobot and Decepticon characters and action adventures, this new collectible DVD delivers fun-filled home entertainment that kids, parents and loyal fans will enjoy! This DVD is priced to »
As much fun as Turtles Day (as I now affectionately call the Thursday of New York Comic Con) was, it’s most definitely not the only awesome thing about Nycc. There’s always so much awesome stuffed into those four days that it’s hard to sum it up.
This year, to assist me in my round-up, I thought I’d finally try out a New Method of Doing Things, given that my awesome friend Cleolinda Jones finds it so useful, and that she’s been using it to successfully round-up all of the online things we mention during our Made of Fail podcast (which is still going, by the way! Our latest episode was Dragon Con: The Wrath of Con. Lisssstennn!)
So even though I’m still going to hit the highlights below, I’m also going to direct you afterwards to my brand new, shiny first effort at using Storify (woo! »
- Emily S. Whitten
Way back in 2013, the first trailer arrived from the highly-anticipated video game adaptation Ratchet & Clank, although it didn't feature any actual footage, serving as somewhat of a parody of the movie itself. Today, Apple has released the first full trailer with our first true look at this adaptation, which features voice actors James Arnold Taylor and David Kaye reprising their roles as the title characters from this hit video game, which shows how this lovable "lombax" and his robot friend first meet. We also get a glimpse at the nefarious villain, Chairman Drek, voiced by Paul Giamatti.
Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy "lombax" who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. »
"When a galactic force threatens the world...! Test your gear, find your courage..." Focus has debuted a trailer for the CG animated Ratchet and Clank movie, adapted from the very popular and very amusing video game series of the same name. It's not exactly the most innovative video game adaptation, but I have to say, this looks crazy fun. James Arnold Taylor voices Ratchet, David Kaye voices Clank, and Jim Ward voices Captain Qwark, along with Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, John Goodman and Paul Giamatti all lending their voices to this, too. This is co-directed by the guy who made the Tmnt animated movie as well. Even if you're not a fan of the video game series, give this a quick watch. Here's the first trailer for Jericca Cleland & Kevin Munroe's Ratchet & Clank movie, high def from Apple: A CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game. »
- Alex Billington
On Saturday and Sunday of New York Comic Con, the stakes get higher and the lines get longer as big studios, like Marvel, WB, and 20th Century Fox, bring out their movie and TV stars to sign autographs and appear on panels about their upcoming blockbusters and fall TV hits. You can catch the pilot of Fox’s Lucifer and CBS’ Supergirl based on the DC Comics properties, or decided to kick old school with several reunions of shows and movies, including Clueless, All That, and two masterpieces of nerdy TV that made my list.
6. Go to the Justice League Reunion (Friday 2 Pm Empire Stage 1-e)
For a certain generation, the versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League designed by Bruce Timm and written by Paul Dini, the late Dwayne McDuffie, and others are the definitive ones. For over a decade, they infused heart, humor, and a touch »
- Logan Dalton
Idw has announced a range of exclusives for this month’s New York Comic Con, all of which will all be available from booth #1844. Check out the details here…
The legendary G.I. Joe Year Book #2 by Michael Golden, cover and all 22 interior pages, are presented here on individual plates that mimic Golden’s gorgeous original art. As an added bonus, each page is printed twice, one with the original lettering in place, the second version without. As with all Artists’ Edition portfolios, this comes in a handsome hardcover case.
$40, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person
Walter Simonson’S RAGNARöK: Artist’S Edition Portfolio
Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök Artist’s Edition Portfolio features all 12 covers—main and variants—from the acclaimed writer/artist’s first six-issue story arc. Simonson, an Eisner Award-winning creator of such classics as Thor, Alien: The Illustrated Story, »
- Gary Collinson
Some pretty big additions to the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here - both in terms of characters and the actors that will be providing their voices. We have: David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Fugitoid (fan favourite android from another dimension), Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) as Lord Dregg (space-villain bent on world domination), Michael Dorn (Star Trek The Next Generation) as Captain Mozar (Supereme Commander of the Triceratons), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) as Zog (a Triceraton scout), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon (robotic bounty hunting shark), and finally Zelda Williams (The Legend Of Korra) as Mona Lisa (amphibious friend of the Turtles). Tmnt returns with 20 all-new episodes this Fall. Returning will be: Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash). »
Fresh from the announcement of a crossover with Batman, Idw’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to receive their own big box board game complete with sculpted miniatures, which will let players step into the roles of their favourite Heroes in a Half Shell, or the villain shredder.
The game has been designed by Kevin Wilson with input from Idw’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creative team, franchise co-creator Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, and will be available in early 2016 in both a standard and special limited-edition format, featuring artwork by Eastman.
“I’m so excited to participate in this game!” said Tmnt co-creator, Kevin Eastman. “Working with Idw on their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics has been amazing, and now to get the chance to go even deeper into the story and have fans play out key moments from the series for themselves is something that »
- Gary Collinson
Idw and Dc Comics are co-publishing a crossover event this November....Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Apparently, in the story Krang transports Shredder and the Turtles to an alternate dimension..Gotham City! The series will include variant covers by Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman!
I know, a lot of groans are going right now, but I for one am psyched for this. My kids are excited and the kid in me is thrilled! More on this as its available! »
- The Atari Nation
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is scheduled for November, and this six-part monthly miniseries is set in the streets of Gotham City where fans will see the Dark Knight fight like never before with wall-to-wall ninja action. The story will be brought to life by James Tynion IV (Batman: Eternal, Constantine) and star artist Freddie E. Williams II (Robin, Captain Atom) handling interior and cover art. In addition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and other to-be-announced artists will illustrate variant covers. "Batman is the world’s most popular Super Hero. He continues to be reimagined and this new crossover showcases his ongoing appeal as a global pop icon for the ages,” said Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, Bob Harras. “We here at Idw have very much enjoyed working with DC Entertainment on fan favorite crossover comics,” said Idw President, Greg Goldstein. “Tmnt is a global phenomenon, beloved by millions. »
With the San Diego Comic-Con International set to get underway next week, Idw and Top Shelf have announced their full schedule of panels for the convention; check them out here…
Thursday July 9th
God Is Disappointed in You
Thursday, 7/9/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28De
Hey, nothing personal — that’s what the book says! Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and Eisner Award winning artist Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) bring to life their hilariously irreverent retelling of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You (published by Top Shelf). They’ll perform their infamous “Bible in Ten Minutes” slide show and play a selection from the God Is Disappointed in You audiobook, as read by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Comedy Audiobook. They will also give a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, Apocrypha Now.
The One »
- Gary Collinson
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
With filming presently rolling along, we.re getting more and more information about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, also known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell. The sequel to last summer.s hit will feature a bunch of new characters, including fan favorite villains Bebop and Rocksteady, and while we already knew who will portray Bebop, it now appears the film has made a bold choice for the actor to play Rocksteady. The Daily Mail has set photos from the New York-based production that show red-haired professional wrestler Sheamus as one half of the dimwitted duo. He joins Gary Anthony Williams, who takes the role as the villain Shredder.s other animalistic henchman. Introduced in the cartoon version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, though they were conceived and designed by Tmnt co-creator Peter Laird, Rocksteady and Bebop start out life as a couple of none-too-bright goons who »
Welcome to the first edition of Nerd Alert! We pride ourselves in giving you the very best there is to offer in movie and TV news, but every day we come across so many awesomely nerdy movie-related things that it's tough to justify an entire story. This is the reason why Nerd Alert was born, a treasure trove of tidbits for movie nerds just like you and me. So what do we have in store for you today? We have a full display of the entire first run of Star Wars toys, the very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design, the epic 6 minute Supergirl trailer and much more. Sit back, relax and enjoy your very first Nerd Alert experience!
Every fan of the original Star Wars wishes they had, at the very least, kept all of their old Kenner toys from when they were growing up, »
Ratchet and Clank The Movie got a whole bunch of celebrities to voice some new characters in the upcoming movie.
The cool thing behind the movie was that the original voice actors from the game are also doing the movie. James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet and David Kaye as Clank for example, but being honest they are not really big name brands. If it's one thing Hollywood knows, it's that if you attach a popular name to a movie it then creates easy marketing. Those celebrities then do interviews etc... and promote the movie.
Well that is what happened today as the studio behind the film has announced Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone, and Rosario Dawson have all joined the cast of the movie for additional characters. The film is being directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) and written by Tj Fixman, who wrote the series for Insomniac. »
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Sylvester Stallone, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne and Rosario Dawson are set to lend their voices to the upcoming computer-animated feature "Ratchet & Clank" based on the popular PlayStation game series.
The group join the four leading cast members James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet; David Kaye as Clank; Armin Shimerman as Nefarious; and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark with all four reprising their roles from the games.
The story follows the two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien from destroying every planet in their Galaxy. When the duo stumble upon a planet-destroying weapon, they must join forces with The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr. has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).
Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »
- Brendan Bergmanski
Donatello is dead! He was taken out in brutal fashion in the pages of today's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44, and fan-favourite villains Bebop and Rocksteady were the ones responsible for the beloved character's murder as you can see below. The series is written by Tom Waltz and Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman, and IGN has more details on the moments leading up to this if you're curious to learn more. Apparently, "Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo were trying to stop Krang from terraforming the planet using the alien "Technodrome," leaving Donatello running command from their home base. Shredder had ordered Bebop and Rocksteady to kill Donatello if anything went wrong, and sure enough, something did. Donatello tried to fight them off, even getting some help from Metalhead (being controlled by scientist Harold Lillia), but the duo was too much. The killing blow came when Rocksteady smashed his shell with a sledgehammer." Though »
It's been announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been cast in a recurring role in Season 2 of the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni said, “We're thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season 2. She is a true 'Star Wars Rebels' fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”
Hopefully Sarah Michelle Gellar's character arc will last for many episodes, because selling the long-term emotional resonance of the title character's ongoing struggles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the key strengths of her iconic seven-year performance as Buffy Summers. And with all new Star Wars (from Star Wars Rebels onwards) said to be inter-connected in story terms, who knows what other instalments of the franchise the character could appear in?
(Of course, depending on acting availability, there's always the possibility »
20 items from 2015
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