Showing posts from February 17, 2013

Brilliant art shows the Lava Dragon Volvagia taking on Link in the Fire Temple!

Take a look at this fantastic piece of art that shows off the impressive serpentine dragon, Volvagia, as he sets up his strike on Link in the Fire Temple of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! The piece has great coloring and the shadowing really give it the depth and tone that is needed. Amazing job.

Source: Faacebook - The Legend of Zelda Is Still The Greatest Series Ever

Fantasy and Sci-Fi characters fit into Jungian Archetypes chart!

Characters within our favorite stories and movies always fit into a specific role and the folks over at ChartGeek have put together a chart that fits the characters of two of the most popular Fantasy and Sci-Fi franchises into Jungian archetypes. The chart breaks down the characters from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly into such categories as "The Hero", The Sidekick", and "The Wise Old Man". Take a look below and find out where your favorite characters fit in the archetypes of stories!

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Source: Chart Geek

Game of Thrones season 3 trailer is released! [video]

Fans have been waiting and at last they can take a look at the new Game of Thrones Season 3 trailer! This trailer sets up a season that looks like it will be intense! Take a look and enjoy!

Game of Thrones will return to HBO on March 31st at 9pm.

Source: YouTube - GameofThrones

1950's Rockabilly Batman art put into incredible animated video!

A while back I had posted some awesome Batman fan art from artist Denis Medri that was a part of his 1950's Rockabilly Batman series. Using this incredible art, the folks over at "Thanks For Sharing Blog" have created an awesome motion video. The animation style that they used lends to a great creative look at Medri's pieces and their music choices are great. What do you think of the art pieces and the video created to show them off?

Source: YouTube - Thanksforsharingblog

Lionsgate releases Victory Tour posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

With the success of The Hunger Games, production on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was fast moving. Well now Lionsgate has just released two new promotional posters that will excite fans for the upcoming movie and get people talking.

The two new photos feature Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) on Victory Tour posters after their shocking victory in the 74th annual Hunger Games. The pair sport a new glamorous look and have determination on their faces. The world introduced in The Hunger Games is about to get larger and more serious than either Katniss or Peeta could imagine.

Let me know what you think of these two new posters and the pair's new look in the comments.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will make its way to theaters on November 22nd, 2013.

Source: Geek Tyrant

New Iron Man 3 character poster features Mandarin!

Marvel has released a new character poster for the upcoming Iron Man 3 and this time it features Ben Kingsley as the villain Mandarin. It's an alright poster but the fact that Mandarin has Iron Man's helmet under his boot is pretty awesome. What do you think of this newest poster?

Source: Comic Book Movie

Megan Fox cast in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie as April O'Neil?

Michael Bay has posted on his blog that actress Megan Fox has just been cast to be in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot Ninja Turtles. The film has been on hold for some time now as the studio wanted to take time to rewrite the script but this casting news shows some forward movement that could mean the movie is getting back on track. It is still unknown who Megan Fox has been cast as but most feel a big name as Fox would be up for a leading role. With this in mind one would assume that Fox has been cast as the Turtle's human friend, and News Reporter, April O'Neil. "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" Do you think that Fox was cast as O'Neil? If so, what do you think of this news?

Ninja Turtles is tentatively set to hit theaters in May 2014. Source: Michael Bay

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Katsucon 2013 compilation! [video]

I was unfortunately not able to attend Katsucon this year but Beat Down Boogie was there testing out their new cameras and was able to catch some truly inspiring cosplays. Take a look at the best cosplays that they were able to get film of in this fantastic compilation video from Katsucon 2013. I was very excited to see a few of my friends featured in this video as well as some of my cosplay acquaintances. Great work, guys! Let me know what your favorite cosplays are from this video in the comments!

Source: YouTube - beatdownboogie

A look at the Visual Effects of The Hobbit! [video]

Sometimes fans can become so engrossed in a movie that they can forget just how much work goes into making a feature film and making it look so visually stunning. WETA Workshop has just released an amazing video that shows us just how much work went into creating the stunning effects for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It is truly inspiring to see how they can take an actor standing alone in a sound stage and turn it into some of the stunning scenes that we witnessed in the film. The video is titled "VFX of The Hobbit: Fantastical Creatures & Lands of Epic Beauty & Darkness" and can be watched below. Enjoy and let me know what your favorite part was in the comments!

Source: Youtube - WetaDigitalVisualFX

Happy 27th Birthday, The Legend of Zelda! [video]

Today marks the 27th birthday of the Japanese release of the original The Legend of Zelda video game on the Famicon Disk System! Link may have traveled the landscape of Hyrule for a year and a half before American and European gamers got their hands on this treasure, but February 21, 1986 is when the adventure started and fans have loved every second of it.

Happy Birthday, The Legend of Zelda!

In honor of it's 27th birthday, enjoy this fantastic video compilation showing off the entire series.

Thank you, Shigeru Miyamoto, for creating such an amazing series.

Source: YouTube - LockDGaming

Long lost Mickey Mouse sketch surfaces after almost 75 years!

It's always amazing when a long lost piece of work resurfaces after decades of being hidden away. Hidden in the Walt Disney Archives for more than 74 years, this great piece of Mickey Mouse art has just resurfaced that features Mickey Mouse and his nemesis Pete in the classic cartoon "Mickey's Toothache". The original era of Mickey Mouse was a lot of fun and finding a piece like this is finding historical treasure. Let me know what you think of the art in the comments!

"In “Mickey’s Toothache,” created in April 1938, artist Ferdinand Horvath has the newly adventurous Mickey experiencing something akin to a psychedelic nightmare. In the words of Disney Archives Director Becky Cline, Mickey has traveled to the dentist and fallen under the influence of too much laughing gas. The overdose sends Mickey into a “nightmarish world inhabited by living teeth, dental floss, a psychotic dentist’s chair and a vengeful pair of dental pliers," said Cline. Mickey’s then-nem…

Star Wars family tree!

In light of the new movies coming out it is time to take a look at the Star Wars family tree and see how all the major characters are connected. The great thing about this family tree is that it is color coordinated to show you when the characters pop up in the story; Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy, and Expanded Universe. The Expanded Universe characters may come from book and comics that take place after Return of the Jedi but there is still a possibility that we will see some of them in the upcoming trilogy. So brush up on these names and family ties and get ready for some all new adventures!

Source: Chart Geek

Beautiful Doctor Who art piece "Allons-y" promotes the David Tennant era!

Check out this brilliant piece of fan art by artist Sam-Oeun Yin (Deviant Art user: Samkaat) that features the British sci-fi show Doctor Who. The piece shows iconic characters from the David Tennant era (10th Doctor) of the show and came with the description, "A fanart dedicated to that period when the show was actually good <3". While his description may be harsh the piece is still beautiful. What do you think of this Doctor Who art piece?

Source: Deviant Art - Samkaat

Never before seen photo of Carrie Fisher in her Slave Leia outfit surfaces!

A never before seen photo of Carrie Fisher has just surfaced that shows her wearing her Slave Leia outfit from Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi during the filming of the movie. I'll just say, "Wow," and leave the photo for you to look at.

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"Mod Mayhem " shows that video games don't always get along! [video]

This fun video from Andrew M Films shows us that video games don't always get along together. Watch from inside the game as a gamer installs mods (modifications) to change the game's appearance and how a pair of soldiers adapt to the game's changes and new characters they run into.

Source: YouTube - andrewmfilms

Fun piece of art featuring The Amazing Spider-Man!

Take a look at this great art piece from artist "Javas" that features Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man! The art style is a lot of fun and the darker tone and colors really give this piece life. What do you think of it?
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Source: CG Hub

The Wicked Witch is identified in Oz: The Great and Powerful!

Disney has done a great job at keeping the Wicked Witches identity a secret in the upcoming Sam Raimi film Oz: The Great and Powerful. However, some photos have finally been released that reveal which of the three witches turn into the Wicked Witch; Glinda (Michelle Williams), Theodora (Mila Kunis), or Evanora (Rachel Weisz).

I admit that I did not correctly guess who it would be so this comes as a pleasant surprise and I am really interested to see how this character evolves to become the Wicked Witch.

Look inside the full article to see photos of the Wicked Witch but be warned that they are a *spoiler* if you do not want to know who becomes her in Oz: The Great and Powerful!

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City web series trailer! [video]

If you are a fan of the Resident Evil franchise (video game or movie) then you may be excited to hear that a group of fans at "Like A Boss TV" are in development of their own live action web series! On February 28th they will be debuting their series titles "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" which will follow three different character on three different story lines. These characters are: Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon Kennedy. Check out this great trailer for the series and let me know if you'll be tuning in to see how these Resident Evil veterans take out the undead menace!

Source: YouTube - likeabosstvnow

Marvel releases special 3D glasses for Iron Man 3!

Following such movies as Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Avengers, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Marvel has revealed that they will be releasing a fun set of "Real D" 3D glasses for the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie. These glasses will only be offered in select theaters and represent the style and colors of War Machine, Iron Man, Tony Stark, and Iron Patriot. These 3D glasses certainly look pretty cool. Will you be hunting down a participating theater to get your hands on one? Which pair do you think you'd want to get?

Iron Man 3 will blast into theaters on May 3, 2013.
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Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 trailer! [video]

Machinima Inc. and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution have just treated fans to the first trailer for Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2! This trailer look amazing and the second season of this web series looks to be even better than the first. Take a look at some of the all new characters to join the series and watch Shang Stung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) deliver a line that he made famous in the original 1995 movie Mortal Kombat.
"The Mortal Kombat Legacy continues in Season 2 as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac join the ranks. The rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors will unfold as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun. " "It has begun"!

Source: YouTube - Machinima

Hallows - A Harry Potter song parody of "Halo". [video]

Take a look at this fantastic Harry Potter parody music video featuring singer Mandy Maynard. In this video Mandy is singing her song "Hallows" which is her parody to Beyoncé's song "Halo". She definitely has a nice voice and the lyrics are sung from a fans point of view which makes the song easy to connect to. Even if fans aren't a fan of "Halo" by Beyoncé they may be interested in the song with its new lyrics. Watch and enjoy the video!

Source: YouTube - AndyWithAnM