Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post-Christmas Bargains!

Didn't get everything on your Christmas Wish List? Well, most stores and online retailers are having some great post-Christmas sales. Check out some of the deals on Amazon.com

 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Two-Disc Edition Blu Ray + DVD/Digital Copy Combo) $14.99

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a revolution; an action-packed epic featuring stunning visual effects and creatures unlike anything ever seen before. At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Seeking justice, Caesar assembles a simian army and escapes -- putting man and primate on a collision course that could change the planet forever.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $39.99

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is First-person Shooter rooted in a fictional, but ultra realistic near-future conflict of mostly American forces with those of the Russian Federation around the globe. The third installment in the Modern Warfare branch of the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3 features a heavy focus on multiplayer gameplay which includes innovative new functionality that encourages multiple gameplay combat strategies, a new 2-player co-op option, new play modes, weapons and more. The game also includes a gripping single player campaign that picks up where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 left off, and game integration with the Call of Duty: Elite online service.

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions + Digital Copy) $49.99

Saturday, December 24, 2011

3 Region-Free Blu-ray's You Need To Import Now!

Doctor Who. The Office. Coupling. The UK has some amazing televison. Obviously. Luckily, these shows are available on DVD (and some are even on Blu-ray). Unfortunately, some of the prices on these sets (Doctor Who) are pretty pricey. Recently, I've been importing region-free Blu's from the Amazon UK site for quite a bit cheaper than what they can be purchased for stateside. Here are 3 great deals you should snatch up while you can:
Misfits: Series 1 & 2 Box Set- $16.29

When five outsiders on community service get struck by a flash storm they end up lumbered with special powers. Hard-as-nails Kelly can suddenly hear people's thoughts, shamed sporting hero Curtis discovers he has the ability to turn back time, and party-girl Alisha can send people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin. Even painfully shy Simon can make himself invisible, which makes it all the more hard to swallow for smart-alec Nathan, who seems to have been unaffected... or has he?

Torchwood: Children of Earth- $9.11

After two engagingly frothy seasons of action-packed science fiction TV, the Russell T. (Doctor Who) Davies-produced Torchwood takes a decidedly dark and thoughtful turn in its abbreviated third season miniseries, Children of Earth. Here, Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood Three team, still reeling from the deaths of two of its key members in the previous season, investigate a outbreak of hypnotic chanting by children across the globe. The phenomenon heralds the arrival of an invading alien force, the 456, who plan to destroy the human race if 10% of the Earth’s children are not given to them. Captain Jack and his cohorts must find a way to stop the 456’s plan, but encounter formidable obstacles along the way, including enemies in the British Home Office and Jack’s own past, which is intertwined with the 456.

The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Complete Fourth Series- $19.55

Created by former Doctor Who show runner, Russell T Davies, this exciting action-adventure series follows the exploits of school friends Luke, Clyde and Rani, who team up with alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith and her trusty super-computer Mr Smith to examine strange and mysterious events. This time, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor's former companions, Jo Grant, and they're joined by the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in an adventure featuring new vulture aliens and a trip to an alien planet.

*Keep in mind that there's a shipping charge and a currency conversion charge may be added to your order.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

eigoMANGA and ShortsHD Reach Television Deal

San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its deal to produce and distribute original animation shorts with ShortsHD, the first and only high-definition television network dedicated to short movies. ShortsHD has a television distribution reach of over 40 million households which spans over 3 continents. ShortsHD is available on Direct TV (Channel 568), Dish Network (Channel 375), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789).

"I'm really excited about working with ShortsHD", triumphs Austin Osueke, eigoMANGA's Publisher. "It's a great opportunity for emerging animators to showcase their work on television and beyond to a worldwide audience."

eigoMANGA's animation content will become part of ShortsHD televison programming such as their animation block, 'SHORTS Animate!' The deal kicks off with the broadcast of the animation short, 'Christmas In Taxi'. This is a Christmas story based about a taxi driver who reluctantly spends his Christmas Eve with a passenger who is down on her luck. 'Christmas In Taxi' is produced by Jongmin Shin and directed by Young-Kwang Jo.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fruit Ninja Plushies Just In Time For Christmas

Halfbrick, the Australian developer behind the hit mobile games Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, today announced that it has partnered with Internet-based brand merchandise company, ToyFoundry, to launch an online Fruit Ninja toy store. Fans of the hit mobile sensation can now cozy up with Fruit Ninja plushies just in time for the holiday season.

The Fruit Ninja online store features two soft and authentic-looking plushies, including the wise sensei ($15.99), a sliced juicy watermelon ($14.99) and a training pack ($29.99), which includes a sensei and watermelon combo. Additionally, Halfbrick plans to introduce new merchandise to the online store next year.

For more information on the Fruit Ninja online store and to buy Fruit Ninja plushies, visit: http://store.fruitninja.com/

Friday, December 2, 2011

Game of Thrones Coming To Blu-ray In March

HBO announced it will release Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6, 2012. It will feature all 10 episodes as broadcast.

The planned special features:

Seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, and more

Character profiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them

Five behind-the-scenes featurettes: - Making Game of Thrones

- Creating the Dothraki Language

- The Night's Watch

- From the Book to the Screen

- Creating the Show Open

Blu-ray-exclusive features: - Complete Guide to Westeros compendium with twenty-four exclusive histories of the Seven Kingdoms

- Anatomy of an Episode on "A Golden Crown"

- In-Episode Guide that provides real-time background information on each episode

- Hidden Dragon Eggs with never-before-seen hidden content

You can pre-order it now from Amazon.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Tiger & Bunny Figures!!!

The Tamashii Nation 2011 event took place last weekend and Tiger & Bunny had a huge presence. Crunchy Roll and the official Tiger & Bunny Twitter account posted pics of some of the new S.H. Figuarts Tiger & Bunny line. Check out the awesomeness below:

Pics via official T&B Twitter and crunchyroll.com:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Stick Up For Pre-Order

Hori, as fans of the fighting game genre know, makes some of the best arcade sticks on the market. Now, fans of "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" will be able to pick up this awesome arcade stick when it drops on December 8th (just in time for Christmas!). You can pre-order this bad boy now on horiusa.com  It measures 17 inches long, 9.4 inches wide, 4.9 inches tall and weighs in at 4.9 pounds! You can get it for either PS3 or X-Box 360. Now, go kick some ass!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens Comes To Blu-ray December 6th

This summer’s movie event becomes the holiday season’s must-own Blu-ray as a lone gunslinger leads an uprising against an alien threat in the explosive, stunningly-imagined film, Cowboys & Aliens.   A blazingly original, cross-genre adventure from acclaimed director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) and top moviemakers Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Cowboys & Aliens features heart-pumping action, spectacular visuals and a first-rate cast. Arriving in stores December 6th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet edition of Cowboys & Aliens brings all of the thrills and fun home with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and includes a never-before-seen extended version of the movie and over two hours of exclusive bonus features.


• IGNITING THE SKY: THE MAKING OF COWBOYS & ALIENS —A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the production that invites viewers on set to meet the filmmakers and cast as they create this one-of-a-kind action film. In revealing conversations, Jon Favreau, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, share their insights about the movie. Also featured are visual-effects powerhouses Legacy Effects and ILM, which join forces once again to push the technological envelope beyond anything ever seen before on screen. It includes:

o FINDING THE STORY — Cowboys & Aliens, based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, has been in development for over a decade. Filmmakers, writers and cast explain why this particular team of Hollywood heavyweights hit the right note to bring this to the big screen.

o THE SCOPE OF THE SPECTACLE —A look at the team behind the camera for the film’s massive New Mexico shoot, as the stars ride horses, shoot guns, jump from explosions, and get yanked 80 feet in the air! Director Jon Favreau stages unforgettable action set-pieces as cameras capture every moment, while legendary stuntman and Cowboys & Aliens’ second unit director Terry Leonard brings a lifetime of experience to the big-screen stunts, from legendary moments in John Wayne classics to doubling for Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

o OUTER-SPACE ICON — Take a closer look at the creation of a new, terrifying alien design from Legacy Effects and Industrial Light and Magic.

And exclusive to Blu-ray these additional segments:

o A CALL TO ACTION — A profile of prolific actor, writer and director Jon Favreau featuring on-set video diaries shot throughout the production.

o ABSOLUTION — A look at the practical re-creation of a dusty Old West mining town, the town’s inhabitants and the amazing ensemble of actors who portray them, as well as an exclusive look at the film’s meticulous production and costume designs.

• CONVERSATIONS WITH JON FAVREAU – Jon Favreau hosts candid interviews with cast and crew, including:

o Daniel Craig

o Harrison Ford

o Olivia Wilde

o Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

o Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

o Damon Lindelof


Sunday, November 13, 2011

TWO Tiger & Bunny Films Announced at Hero Awards 2011

Sunrise and Bandai Visual put together the Hero Awards 2011 to announce the super-secret Tiger & Bunny "Next Project." The event was held twice, once during the day and once at night. The Hero Awards 2011, which went down in Japan on November 13 (today!) brought news of not one, but TWO planned Tiger & Bunny films! The first being scheduled for release in 2012.  Those that attended during the day were asked to not post the big news on social media sites until after the second event.

Word is the event will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in April. It will more than likely only be released in Japan, so one can only hope it will be region-free and come with subtitles for those of us that wish to import it. I have been patiently waiting for an announcement of a U.S. Blu-ray release and it has been confirmed that an english dub is in the pre-production stages. Subtitled versions are available now in a Blu-ray region-free version from Japan but unfortunately run $50.00+ for each disc, with discs containing only 1-2 episodes each!
I cannot wait to see where the story goes next. The series ended with the mystery of who else is involved in and how far reaching Oroburous is, still up in the air. Will these movies answer these questions? Will they be stand alone adventures? Prequels? Start speculating now. 2012 can't get here soon enough for Tiger & Bunny fans.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Archaia & Panelfly Create Immersive Experience For Immortals

Archaia Entertainment and Panelfly, a leader in creating SuperMedia fan experiences, announces the launch of a new cross-platform, multi-media fan experience built around Archaia’s acclaimed prequel anthology, and alongside the theatrical release of Relativity Media’s feature film, IMMORTALS on November 11, 2011. IMMORTALS – Gods and Heroes HD, a new application available initially on Apple’s iPad and iPhone unlocks access to a variety of exclusive Immortals content.

“We are very excited to launch the Immortals Gods and Heroes iPad app with Panelfly ,” said PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia Entertainment. “In creating the graphic anthology, we wanted to build something unique to compliment the theatrical release, something that would stand head-and-shoulders above traditional graphic novel tie-ins. Working with Panelfly, we have created something extraordinary and immersive that complements the reading experience while supplementing the film itself. We are excited to expand the reach of our content beyond books and film, to delight fans with this new and immersive entry into the Immortals universe.”

The Immortals - Gods and Heroes Fan Experience Includes:

- Access to the complete Graphic Novel

- Ten Prequel Stories setting the stage for the film

- Exclusive Art from an A-list of celebrated comic creators, includng Ben Templesmith, Scott Hampton, Trevor Hairsine, Jock, Dennis Caler, Kevin Colden, Patrick Scherberger, Phil Hester, Steve Ellis, and Rafael Kayanan, one of the principle conceptual designers on the film itself.

- Peel Back Functionality that reveals each stage of art in the creative process

- Contextual Multimedia and video Intergration

- Social Integration and News Feeds for live social commentary

- Ongoing feature updates and new content releases
“Together with Archaia Entertainment, we’re creating a diverse hub of content to deliver a dynamic, fun and truly interactive experience that includes an unprecedented level of engagement for fans” said Ed Lang, CEO of Panelfly. “This experience will continue to live long after the film and act as fan’s digital playground for all things IMMORTALS far into the future. Our team has worked closely with Archaia to develop something truly special. Our passion for delivering immersive fan experiences at home, or on the go continues to grow with this launch, and we look forward to building success together.”

The Gods and Heroes app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store on 11/11/11. Archaia and Panelfly will be kicking off the release with a speacial social media camapign and fan engagement contest today. Fans can go to http://www.facebook.com/ImmortalsGraphicNovel for more details.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

After Dark Films 'Re-Kill' Exclusive Footage on Facebook

Exclusive footage of RE-KILL is now available for all to see! Go to facebook.com/afterdarkfilms to check it out.


It’s been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world’s population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on. Most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak.

"R-Division, Frontline" is America’s #1 TV show in this Post-Apocalyptic world. Weekly, the show follows different R-Division units on the battlefield as they work to keep America Safe and Re-An free. Jimmy, the videographer for the Outbreak Network, thought this week’s episode would be like every other. He was wrong. Through the lens of his eyes and camera, we see raw, revealed and uncut, that which could be mankind’s last day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chad Michael Murray’s Everlast Announced for November Release

Archaia Entertainment, announced a November release for the highly anticipated graphic novel, Everlast. Written by television and film actor Chad Michael Murray, (One Tree Hill) Everlast is an adventure that follows the story of earth as it reaches the End of Days. Pre-orders for the title are being accepted now at comic book shops and wherever books are sold.

A pre-apocalyptic tale, Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a man whose destiny in life is guiding others to a place of rebirth for mankind called Haven. Following an instinct called the Nudge, bestowed on him by a higher power, Derek is guided to the next chosen human destined to survive, a little girl named Melissa. In a harrowing adventure, he must deliver her safely to Haven before the End of Days. Everlast tells a story of choice, love, friendship, and, most of all, survival. The graphic novel is illustrated by several of the most talented artists in the industry, including Trevor Hairsine (X-Men), Andrew Huerta (Batman Beyond), Robbi Rodriguez (Moon Lake), J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel) and Danijel Zezelj (Luna Park).

Murray will be appearing at New York Comic Con (Oct. 14-15) and is preparing a signing tour nationwide with the first stop at  the Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side  in New York City  on Friday, October 14.

“Everlast has been a passion project of mine for eight years now.” Chad states, “Every aspect of creating this world and journey has been incredible. I've been fortunate to learn from great people along the way and sought help from top artists to bring in the visuals we use to tell this story. Here's to an adventure I can’t wait for the fans to embark on and hopefully hold onto as much as I do.”

Phoenix, an exclusive, supplemental short story to Everlast written by Murray and illustrated by Woodward, is available for free download now on Chad Michael Murray’s official website at http://www.thechadmichaelmurray.com/everlast-2. For more information on Everlast or other Archaia titles, please visit http://www.archaia.com./

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Coming To iPhone & iPad October 20th

Halfbrick announced it has joined forces with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc and THQ to combine the chart-topping Fruit Ninja iOS app with the upcoming DreamWorks Animation motion picture "Puss in Boots" in theatres October 28, to create Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots. Adding Spanish and fairytale themes from the film to the core Fruit Ninja gameplay, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots features new modes and unlockable weapons and backgrounds. Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots will be available on October 20 for $.99 for iPhone and $1.99 for iPad (HD).

"The fun and adventure of the Puss in Boots world lends itself perfectly to the core gameplay of Fruit Ninja," said Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick. "We wanted to create something new and different for our fans while keeping the magic of Fruit Ninja intact, and we think Bandito Mode will keep even the most practiced players on their toes. It's totally rad!"

"This is a unique opportunity to combine one of the most popular animated cats of all time with one of the most popular games of all time," said Chris Hewish, head of global interactive for DreamWorks Animation, "and it highlights our commitment to working with the best talent in the world. I'm extremely pleased with how Halfbrick and THQ combined the authenticity of swordplay and the fun of fruit slashing."

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots features two new modes (Desperado and Bandito) and The Stash, filled with unlockable wallpapers and blades. A fresh take on Fruit Ninja's Classic Mode, Desperado Mode features new Magic Beans and enhanced waves and scoring. Developed exclusively for Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, Bandito Mode is a four-tiered challenge adventure where players must work through a number of increasingly difficult and varied slicing games. New "Puss in Boots" themed unlockable items available at The Stash include the Cat Cantina arena, the Firework blade and the Cat's Claw!

To check out the official Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots trailer, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6Zd_htZv0

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enter The Sega and After Dark Films "Rise of Nightmares" Giveaway Contest!

SEGA of America, Inc. and After Dark Films have partnered up for an exciting giveaway! Ten copies of the newly released game, Rise of Nightmares, for your Xbox 360 with Kinect is up for grabs on their Facebook page and Twitter account (one game per winner).

This exclusive giveaway runs from Thursday, September 22nd to Wednesday, September 28th @ 11:59pm on Facebook and Twitter. Five Facebook winners and five Twitter winners will be notified via e-mail by October 5th for a total of ten winners. Here are the details:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/afterdarkfilms/

Go to After Dark Films Facebook page, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to “like” them. On the Rise of Nightmares tab you will find the sweepstakes rules, and the email address where to enter. On the subject line write: Rise of Nightmares Giveaway. Five winners will be randomly selected by Oct 5th.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/afterdarkfilms

To win, first make sure you're following on Twitter. Then, tweet a response to this question: What is your worst nightmare?
Be sure you include @afterdarkfilms and the URL http://www.riseofnightmares.com/. Limit one (1) entry per person and/or per Twitter account. You must be following on Twitter to win. Five winners will be randomly selected by Oct 5th. One tweet per day.

Here’s a sample tweet:

@afterdarkfilms My worst nightmare was when all my ADF movies were destroyed http://www.riseofnightmares.com/

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Now on Blu-ray- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruiists! Tuesday saw the release of "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" on Blu-ray. For those that have not seen the series, it may not work as a stand alone film. For those who do have a working knowledge of the series, you'll be able to jump right in. The film, based on a light novel by Nagaru Tanigawa, finds everyone except Kyon forgetting the existence of Haruhi and the SOS Brigade. Can Kyon figure out why or who changed reality and put things right?

Check out this awesome fan made trailer- "The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya"

Friday, September 16, 2011

In Theaters Today- Drive

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for criminal operations by night. A loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful but vulnerable neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a young mother dragged into a dangerous criminal underworld by the return of ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

After a heist operation, intended to help Standard pay off protection money, spins out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). When the gangsters reveal that they’re after more than the bag of money in his trunk—that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son—Driver is forced to shift gears and go on the offense.

Archaia To Release Marjane Satrapi's 'The Sigh' In November

Following its debut in France and Spain, U.S. fans of Satrapi’s work have waited patiently for The Sigh to arrive in the U.S. The Sigh follows Rose, one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but her father fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace.

The Sigh will be presented as a 6” x 8” hardcover, featuring 56 pages of text and beautifully hand-drawn color illustrations. The Sigh will release with a retail price of $10.95.

“The Sigh is a timeless fairytale that promises to capture the imaginations of readers both young and old,” said Smylie. “Marjane is one of those rare writers who has the ability to connect with readers on a global scale and we are proud to bring this story to the U.S.”

Following the publication of Persepolis, a dramatic illustrated account of her experiences in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, Marjane Satrapi has captured the hearts of people throughout the world. Along with The Sigh, her other projects include her second feature film Chicken with Plums. Based on her graphic novel of the same name, Chicken with Plums is currently causing a stir with attendees at the Venice Film Festival.

Drawing upon its past success with publishing foreign graphic novels for English-speaking readers, such as The Killer, Okko and The Secret History, Archaia is positioning The Sigh as the vanguard of a new wave of foreign titles it will be publishing in the next several months.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tiger & Bunny- Your New Favorite Anime

Hulu is currently streaming Tiger & Bunny, a new anime from Sunrise, director Keiichi Satou and writer Masafumi Nishida. The series takes place in Sternbild City, a sort of re-imagined New York. Certain individuals suddenly gain superpowers and are recognized as "NEXT." These NEXT become superheroes that are sponsored by real-life corporations. Their exploits are aired on live television where the heroes gain and lose points based on the crimes they stop or people they save. At the end of the season the hero with the most points is crowned the "King of Heroes."

The main characters are veteran hero Kotetsu (Tiger) and rookie hero Barnaby (Bunny). The mismatched pair are forced by their corporate sponsor to work together as the city's first superhero team. The fellow NEXT competing for the "King of Heroes" title are Blue Rose, Sky High, Fire Emblem, Dragon Kid, Rock Bison and Origami Cyclone. Ultimately, the heroes must face an evil NEXT named "Lunatic" who causes the city to question the worth of heroes.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thor and Captain America Coming To Nintendo 3DS

SEGA of America, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment have announced release dates for their tandem of superhero video games, Thor: God of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier for the Nintendo 3DS handheld. Thor: God of Thunder will be available September 13th, 2011 followed by Captain America: Super Soldier on October 25th, 2011. Both titles were released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS earlier this year.

Thor: God of Thunder takes players through a massive adventure for which the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author, Matt Fraction, served as story consultant and created an original story specifically for the video game that is set within the same universe as this year’s Thor film from Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures. In the game, which features the voice and likeness of Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, players battle to save Thor’s home world of Asgard from destruction.

Captain America: Super Soldier transports players to the darkest days of World War II to face the Red Skull and his Hydra forces. Playing as Captain America and wielding his legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle. Once inside, players will battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies lifted from the pages of the comics as they seek uncover the secrets of the evil scientist, Arnim Zola, and his wartime experiments.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Evangelion 3.0 Coming In 2012

Official announcement came last week that the third film in the Evangelion rebuild, Evangelion 3.0: Quickening will hit theaters in Japan in Fall 2012. The last film, Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance was released almost two years ago. Good to see we now know when the next film comes out. Downside: When we'll be able to see it in the U.S. is still unknown but, we're definitely looking forward to it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Captain America, Green Lantern Come Home In October

Both Captain America: The First Avenger and Green Lantern drop on Blu-ray this October. Captain America will come in two editions: Limited 3D Edition (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) and the regular Blu-ray version (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy). Both will street on October 25th.

Green Lantern will also come in two versions: A 3D version Green Lantern (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray DVD / Digital Copy) and a Blu-ray Extended Cut (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy). Both will street on October 14th.

Also coming soon:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Official Locke & Key Trailer Hits The Web

The trailer for Locke & Key has popped up online and it looks awesome. Unfortunately, FOX passed on it, so we won't be seeing the Locke family on our TV screens next season. The pilot was given a screening at this years Comic-Con if you were lucky enough to be there. Those of us that weren't are just going to have to settle for the trailer or wait until the full pilot drops online (if we're lucky). Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

IDW Releases Issue #2 OF Alan Robert's "Crawl To Me" Today!

"From the very first page of Crawl to Me #2 I had goose bumps... Alan Robert has a firm grip on what makes a horror comic great. There’s a grotesque beauty to the horror’s visuals that is very, very rare in the horror genre (including comics, novels, and films)." - Giant Fire Breathing Robot

Today marks the release of issue #2 of Crawl to Me, a four part mini-series created by Alan Robert (bestknown for being the bassist and creative force behind the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony) and published by IDW Publishing (30 Days of Night, Locke and Key, Zombies Vs. Robots). Fans can pick up issue #2, as well as issue #1 by visiting their local comic shop and/or purchasing it online here:
Boasting three unique covers per issue with contributing artists such as Silent Hill: Past Life painter, Menton J. Matthews III and UK illustrator, David Lupton and Robert, Crawl to Me takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. The story centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence. When husband and wife, Ryan and Jessica, move into their first home together, strange things begin to occur. Half-eaten animals and other remains are found inside the basement’s crawl space. Their family dog disappears within the house. Distant voices are heard from beneath the floorboards. The couple begins to think that an evil entity is living inside their walls. Nothing can prepare them for what they’ll discover, but Ryan and Jessica soon realize that they must set aside all they believe to be true, in order to face their inevitable reality.
In related news, Robert has teamed up with Guitar World and the good folks at Dean Guitars to present the ultimate giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Dean Deceiver X complete with custom Crawl to Me graphics! Go here for a chance to win:

Also, for all you tattoo fans, be sure to check out Robert’s feature in the October issue of Tattoo Magazine on stands now!