Saturday, January 31, 2015

Watch the Fantastic Four trailer with commentary from Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg!

Earlier this week the first trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Four was released to mixed reactions. Yahoo Movies shared a new video of the trailer that includes commentary from director Josh Trank and screenwriter-producer Simon Kinberg. In this video you can find out what Josh Trank meant by wanting to put the science back in science fiction movies and many more insights that went into the creation of this film. You'll also hear them talk about the film's inspirations, why the cast was chosen and why using a motion capture suit was important in bringing The Thing to life in this film. Enjoy!



Source: Collider

Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Kombat X with the NFL's Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski!

Conan O'Brien changed up his "Clueless Gamer" sketch this week by inviting two professional football players to come on the show and play against each other. Conan sat down with Seattle Seahawk's Marshawn Lynch and New England Patriot's Rob Gronkowski to play the new Mortal Kombat X.

Conan, as usual, provides some great commentary throughout the video but the absolute best part of this video, and the part that will have you watch as 12 minutes of it, are the reactions from football players to the violence seen in the game's gameplay. Enjoy!



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Release years confirmed for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX!


Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the first film in a new trilogy of films for the Star Wars franchise released by Disney. Though it is still too early to say whether these new films will be good or bad, the footage that we saw in the first trailer and concept art that we have seen look great.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015 with a separate stand alone Star Wars film tentatively scheduled for a December 16, 2016 release date.

During a recent stock holders report, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke about the franchise and it's upcoming films. In his statement he confirms the release years of Star Wars Episode VIII and Star Wars Episode IX.
""As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming….and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage…I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.""

It is great to have years tied to the films and this confirms what Disney stated earlier about wanting a main Star Wars film out every two years. They also stated that possible stand alone films could come out at about the same time interval. This news along with the 2016 release date for the first stand alone film makes it look like we could be seeing a new Star Wars film ever year. This sounds pretty cool but I just hope that Disney does not over-saturate the market with so many films that it ruins the franchise. There are also those who are looking at the phrase "finish this trilogy" as meaning that we could see another main Star Wars trilogy in the future. This may be true but as a fan I'll stay focused on the current trilogy in the works until we get confirmation from Disney for another.

Source: Star Wars Underworld

Friday, January 30, 2015

New clip from Marvel's Agent Carter has Peggy meeting up with Dum Dum Dugan and the rest of the Howling Commandos!

Marvel has just released a new and exciting clip from the next new episode of Agent Carter! This is a scene that a lot of people have been waiting for.

The next episode is titled "The Iron Ceiling" and in this clip you see Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) in the field meeting up with Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) and the rest of the Howling Commandos! It looks like this episode will be a lot of fun and it officially marks the half way point for the show.

Agent Carter airs on Tuesday at 9PM ET.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Actress Rachael Taylor is cast in Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones!

Marvel has just announced another big casting for their upcoming Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones! Australian actress Rachael Taylor (Transformers, Grey's Anatomy) has been cast as the character Patricia Walker, aka Hellcat!



Taylor is set to come on to the show to portray Patricia "Trish" Walker.
"Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as "Patsy" Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica's career."

The character was first introduced back in 1944 and became "Hellcat" in 1976. At the moment it is unknown whether Patricia Walker will become Hellcat in the show or not but the possibility is there and that is great! Executive Producers Melissa Rosenberg and Jeph Loeb spoke about the character and having Rachael Taylor cast for the role.
"“The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” said Rosenberg. “Rachael is all that and more!”
“Rachael's ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements of our series will provide a perfect emotional anchor for Jessica Jones,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Rachael blew us away with her grounded, humanizing take on Trish, adding yet another layer to the complex, emotional story we’re telling with this series.”"

AKA Jessica Jones seems like it is going to be a really interesting show. Also recently cast was actor David Tennant as Kilgrave. Are you excited to see Rachael Taylor as Patricia Walker? Would you like to see her suit up as Hellcat on the show?

Source: Twitter - Jessica Jones
Source: Marvel

Watch the Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer!

During it's IMAX debut last night, Game of Thrones released it's first trailer for Season 5! When fans watch this trailer they'll definitely be excited for the new season! There is so much to love in this new trailer and it does a great job at showing a glimpse of all of our main characters. Check it out below!

Game of Thrones Season 5 will premiere on HBO on April 12, 2015 at 9 pm.



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Watch the full "Terminator Genisys" Super Bowl trailer!

The official TV spot for Terminator Genisys that will air during Sunday's Super Bowl has been released and I must say that the more I see of this film the more I am intrigued. I don't know if it has completely won me over just yet but I am interested. In this new trailer we get to see a lot of new footage including Arnold Schwarzenegger going up against his original film self! Crazy! Watch the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Terminator Genisys will be in theaters on July 1, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Terminator Genisys

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron releases its first TV spot with new footage!

The first TV spot has been released for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron it has has a peek at some new footage! Check out the TV spot below and see if you can spot the new footage.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meet Disney's first ever latina princess - Princess Elena of Avalor!


For the first time in Disney's history there will be an official latina princess! Let me introduce you to Princess Elena of Avalor!

It was announced by Disney Junior that during a special episode of the show Sophia the First in 2016, Princess Elena will make her debut to the world. For those not aware, Sophia the First is a very popular cartoon show for preschoolers.

The new princess is being described as, ""bold, caring, funny and clever… a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.""

The introduction on Sophia the First will serve as a stepping stone to a new spin-off series staring the new latina princess that will debut on Disney Junior in 2016. Voicing Elena will be actress Aimee Carrero from ABC Family's Young & Hungry.

Elena's story is tied to a magical amulet that Sophia found. Elena is trapped inside of the amulet and was put there by an evil sorceress, Shuriki, who took Elena's parents and kingdom from her. It is up to Sophia to return her to human form and help her get back to Avalor.

Are you excited to see that Disney is expanding it's roots and creating a latina princess?

Source: E Online

Star Wars: Battle Pod - From Concept to Cockpit - a new, amazingly immersive arcade!

The Star Wars YouTube channel has released a new video titled "Star Wars: Battle Pod - From Concept to Cockpit" that gives fans a wonderful look at the all new Star Wars arcade Star Wars: Battle Pod! This all new arcade has an immersive domed screen, a rumble seat, surround sound, and even fans to blow air on you like you are really flying a starfighter!
"Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: Battle Pod, a new arcade shooter from Lucasfilm, Disney Interactive, and Bandai Namco, in this special video from StarWars.com. 
Star Wars: Battle Pod, with an enveloping dome screen, air blasts, and rumble, redefines the Star Wars arcade experience for a new generation. The first Star Wars game ever was an arcade shooter, released in 1983, and many other Star Wars arcade games followed through the years -- Star Wars: Battle Pod hearkens back to that tradition. "We're going back to our roots, so to speak," says Lucasfilm's Matt Shell, "in developing this really exciting arcade unit." The game takes players through the original Star Wars trilogy, from the Battle of Yavin to Endor, with some surprises along the way. Combined with the cabinet's features, it's an experience that can't be replicated easily. "You can't bring an experience like that home," says associate producer Derek Williams. 
Play it now at select arcades!"
I don't know about you, but I have to try one of these!



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Phenomenal fan trailer for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War!

Alex Luthor has delivered another amazing trailer to fans. This guy is on a roll! He has just released a new fan trailer for Captain America: Civil War and it is truly phenomenal! Creator Alex Luthor has cut various Marvel footage together to create a great look at the Civil War storyline. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Alex Luthor

Man At Arms: Reforged creates Ryuko Matoi's Scissor Blade from Kill la Kill!

Man At Arms created a unique sword for their newest "Man at Arms: Reforged" video this week. This week the weapon masters created Ryuko Matoi's Scissor Blade from Kill la Kill! This weapon in particular was really cool to watch be forged and the end result once painted looked stunning!
Watch the video below to watch the entire creation process that bring the Scissor Blade to life!



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Ted 2 trailer is released and is hilarious!

The first trailer for Universal's Ted 2 has been released and it looks hilarious. Creator and director Seth MacFarlane should have another success on his hands with this film. The cast this time around consists of Ted the bear, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman to name a few. The story of this new film centers around Ted having to prove he is actually "human" to a court. Watch the trailer below and see if Ted will have you laughing this summer.

Ted 2 will be in theaters on June 26, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Universal Pictures