Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Gobble Games: Turkey Pardon - A The Hunger Games / Presidential Turkey Pardon parody!

Every Thanksgiving, the president of the United States pardons one turkey from being eaten for dinner as a part of a long standing tradition. It seems that there is an unknown story behind how this lucky turkey is selected and this funny video from the Nerdist channel shares everything we need to know.

Watch as twelve turkeys enter the Gobble Games. Only one may survive to be the victor.

May the odds be ever in your flavor.
*Warning - strong language is used in this video.

Source: YouTube - Nerdist

Find out Robert Kirkman's biggest regret from The Walking Dead television show.

There is no doubt that The Walking Dead is a smash hit for AMC and bringing the hit comic to television was a smart idea.

Creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, was talking to the Hollywood Reporter and shared his biggest regret with the television series.

According to Kirkman, his biggest regret came very early on in the series at the end of season 1 where the group goes to the CDC office in Atlanta. It was in this episode that the group learns that everyone in the world is already infected and will turn into a walker once they pass away and that it is not just those bitten that turn into them. This was discovered much different in the comics.

Here is a brief excerpt from Kirkman’s interview,
"If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have done the CDC episode [at the end of season one]. It possibly gave away too much information and was such a big change very early on in the series. I feel like there might have been a better way to wrap up the first season. It ended up being a fun episode. I love the character of Dr. Jenner and thought Noah did an amazing job. But there were things in that episode that I think seem very much not of The Walking Dead world."
There is one other regret that comes from that same episode. Dr. Jenner reveals that he could not come up with a cure but there is a possibility that the French may be close as their scientists were the only ones who remained in their labs during the outbreak and were not infected.
"I probably would have changed that stuff," he says. "I've been careful in the comic series to not say what's happening in other parts of the world. It's something that's going to be fun to explore in the spinoff series. But the fact that France is mentioned in that episode and other things like that, I probably would have steered away from that stuff if I had to do it all over again."
Do you agree with Kirkman about wanting to change these parts of the season 1 finale? How do you think he would handle these parts now that he knows he would have wanted them done differently?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer will hit select theaters and iTunes this weekend!

It has officially been announced that the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will be distributed early to 30 theaters across the US. (The full list of theaters can be seen here.) The trailer is 88 seconds long and will only be in theaters this weekend starting on Friday, November 28, 2014. The trailer will go world wide in December.

However, the good news does not stop there! Today it was announced that the trailer will also be available on iTunes this weekend!

I am SO excited to see this trailer and get a glimpse at what Disney has in store for this franchise!

Source: Twitter - Star Wars

Kids react to the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer!

The Fine Bros. have released their news "Kids React" video and this time the kids are reacting to the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer! The reactions from the kids are great and range from excitement to not caring. Check out how the reactions unfold as the trailer progresses and what the kids thought about the trailer after watching it. These "Kids React" video are always a lot of fun and this one is no exception!

Source: YouTube - TheFineBros

Watch the trailer for the Flash / Arrow crossover event "Flash vs Arrow"!

This is the event that DC fans have been waiting for; the Flash going toe to toe with the Arrow! Fans can now watch the trailer for the two part event "Flash vs Arrow" and it looks like it will be great. The first part to this crossover will happen on The Flash
"Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo (guest star Patrick Sabongui), the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs."
"Flash vs Arrow" will kick off on December 2, 2014 on The Flash

Source: YouTube - Television Promos

LEGO Bilbo Baggins has a (short) conversation with Smaug the dragon!

Brotherhood Workshop released another funny LEGO video for The Hobbit and they reveal one very big rule that Bilbo should follow in the films.
"Dragons might be intrigued by flattery and riddling words. But unfortunately for Bilbo, Smaug is much more interested in disposing of guests than he is with talking to them."

"Don't take off the darned ring!"

Source: YouTube - BrotherhoodWorkshop

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Legend of Korra returns to television!


It appears that Nickelodeon has once again changed it's mind regarding the outlet in which they want to release their hit show The Legend of Korra. Starting Friday, November 28, 2014, The Legend of Korra will be premiering Book 4 from the beginning on the channel Nick Toons!

The first half of the season for Book 4 has aired on and the Nick app and it appears that new episodes will continue to be released on schedule at these locations. However, if you want to rewatch the season on television this is your chance. Nick Toons will start from the beginning of Book 4 and will run through its entirety.

This has been a very confusing time for Korra fans trying to keep track of when the show will be airing and where. This newest change, although a welcomed one by many, does not make things any less confusing.

In the end let's all celebrate that Korra will be back on television where she belongs!

The Legend of Korra premieres on Nick Toons this Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9pm ET.

Source: Facebook - The Legend of Korra

Mario and Princess Peach free style dance on Dancing With The Stars with music from Koji Kondo himself!

Last night, dancers Sadie and Mark danced a free style dance on the show Dancing With The Stars and were dressed as Mario and Princess Peach! They were joined by Luigi and Toad for the dance which was accompanied by Super Mario Bros. music that was actually orchestrated by the video game composer for Super Mario Bros. himself, Koji Kondo, especially for the show! The performance received all 10's and they were well deserved! Watch the performance below!

Source: YouTube - Dancing With The Stars
Source: Twitter - Nintendo of America

Batman makes fun of Superman while proving he's watched Frozen.

This funny piece of fan art has Batman burn Superman by making fun of his Fortress of Solitude while revealing that he has seen the Disney film Frozen.
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Gotham featurette looks at the relationship between Alfred and Bullock.

Check out this all new featurette from the Fox show Gotham that takes a look at the new side to Alfred Pennyworth we were introduced to in the last episode and his teamup with Harvey Bullock!

Source: YouTube - Gotham

First trailer for Pan is released! Find out the origin to Peter Pan's story!

The first trailer has been released for director Joe Wright's Peter Pan inspired film, Pan!

I have to admit that I really did not know what to expect from this film but the trailer looks pretty interesting. Yes, it's an origin story for Peter Pan but it still has some very interesting ideas and concepts shared in this trailer. The one thing that I am still not sold on is actor Hugh Jackman as the pirate Blackbeard. I don't know why but I am not liking his look all that much.
"Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.  
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Mis√©rables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter."
Pan is set to be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Source: YouTube - Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. has found it's director for their Wonder Woman film!

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has found it's director for their Wonder Woman film!

It has officially been announced that Michelle MacLaren has signed on with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment to develop and direct the film. MacLaren has worked on such shows as Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, and even Game of Thrones.

This Wonder Woman film will have Gal Gadot reprise her role as Wonder Woman after being introduced to the world in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is rumored that this will be one film in a trilogy for the Amazonian princess. It was also announced that Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, and Deborah Snyder will produce the film.

Are you excited about Michelle MacLaren directing this film?

Wonder Woman is currently set for a 2017 release.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Super Power Beat Down - Batman vs Darth Vader!

The newest episode of Super Power Beat Down features a brutal brawl between Batman and Darth Vader! This is by far one of the best, if not the best, episodes that they have released.

The victor of this fight was determined by more than a 1/4 million fans who voted on the SPBD website. In previous appearances on SPBD Batman defeated Deadpool but fell at the hands of Wolverine. Darth Vader on the other hand won his only other appearance on the show against Gandalf from the The Lord of the Rings franchise.

In this episode Batman races to the Death Star to save an ally, but finds Darth Vader standing between him and his mission. Find out who walks away from this fight as the winner and let me know if you agree with the outcome.

Source: YouTube - MachinimaPrime