Friday, November 28, 2014

The Force Awakens: Teaser Breakdown

If you've been a good little Star Wars fan, you've already seen the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens.

Now let's take a closer look at what nerds will be poring over and over-analyzing until the next trailer comes out. Hey! I'm not judging, I'm one of those nerds!

The Force Awakens First Trailer

Okay folks, I think this is the real deal because there are actual shots of new cast members John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in it. It's the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! And I sense there will be a great nerd disturbance in the force...

Click here for the trailer breakdown!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Game of Thrones Season 5 Tease

And just like Arya Stark, the tease is short and to the point. Game of Thrones is at least four months away, but as the tease advertises, you can "Receive the Power of the Sight" by visiting to get updates about the show via SMS or Twitter.

Everything happens super fast so here's a breakdown of the scenes that are shown.

TMNT and Real Ghostbusters in CGI

Ready for a blast from the past? YouTube user Zim Animation has updated the opening credits from the 1980's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon using 3D animation. Here's his video along with the original opening credits in an inset for comparison. I think the results are pretty spot on.

It looks like they're gonna give this treatment to a bunch of 80's cartoons because their next update is this snippet from The Real Ghostbusters, and I can't wait for the full video of this one.

Who ya gonna call? Apparently Zim Animation if you want CGI updates of your favorite cartoons!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World Trailer Breakdown

It's happening again. Scientists are messing with genetics and movie studios are making sequels they don't need to. And apparently we live in a world where everything leaks early. The official trailer for Jurassic World is already out and here it is!

And now on to the breakdown!

The trailer starts with a couple of parents dropping their kids off at the boat dock.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Batman Infiltrates ACE Chemicals

Batman: Arkham Knight doesn't come out until next June but here's some gameplay showing Batman rescuing hostages from ACE Chemicals. The video also shows the Arkham Knight, and how the Batmobile integrates itself when Batman is fighting. There are 2 more gameplay videos scheduled to be released continuing this mission so I'll keep you up to date when they come out.

Jurassic World Teaser

Yup, we live in a world where there are teaser trailers for trailers, and we're just going to have to deal with it. The full trailer for Jurassic World debuts this Thursday November 27th, but for now, this short tease will have to do. The movie stars Chris Pratt (in his bid to take over all media) and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jurassic World opens in theaters June 12, 2015.

And just because it always makes me laugh, here's a scene from the original Jurassic Park with the theme covered by a melodica.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Hobbit: The Last Goodbye

What a long journey it's been for the Baggins family. Peter Jackson's final movie about Middle Earth comes out December 17th, and the music video that will play over the credits of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has just been released, and it's a doozy. Titled "The Last Goodbye," it's performed by Billy Boyd who played Pippin in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. The song serves as both the last glimpse of Middle Earth and as a farewell to us, the audience. The video features shots of him singing and playing guitar along with plenty of clips from The Hobbit trilogy as well as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In addition to that, there are behind the scenes shots of the cast and crew having tons of fun on set. It makes me really want to go home and watch the Lord of the Rings again, and makes me excited for the last movie in the series.

Boyd has a beautiful Scottish voice, and you should remember him singing "Edge of Night" for Denethor in Return of the King. The song was used in a previous trailer for The Hobbit and here's the performance from Return of the King in case you forgot.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

Need a Game of Thrones fix? Telltale Games, the studio that developed the extremely well received Walking Dead game, is creating a six episode Game of Thrones video game, called Iron From Ice. Here's a description from the studio:

"This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart. 

You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions and decisions will change the story around you."

The art style of the game has the similar "painted" look from their Walking Dead game, which I only played one episode of but still enjoyed. In this trailer narrated by Cersei Lannister, you see glimpses of Cersei, Tyrion, Margaery, and Ramsay Snow. According to the description, you don't play as any of these characters, but will run into them as the game's events coincide with season four of the show. The Forresters are characters from the books and not the show, so there's definitely some leeway in what the writers can do.

No word on a release date so you can check out more information on the game from the Telltale Games site, and here's the teaser trailer for Iron From Ice.

Dance Off!!!

I am legitimately excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray which comes out December 9th mainly because I only got to see it once in theaters and I want to see it again. Marvel has been releasing Blu-ray clips this past week and this latest one is probably the funniest one I've seen. It's an outtake of the climactic face-off between the Guardians and Ronan where Star-Lord proposes a dance off. You can pretty much see where this is going.

And just for comedy's sake, the guys at How It Should Have Ended have finally applied their brand of humor to Guardians of the Galaxy with multiple ways it should have ended!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Peanuts Trailer

People in my age group definitely grew up watching Peanuts specials on TV. A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin are still holiday mainstays today. And the Linus and Lucy Theme is one of the most recognizable Christmas songs out there. So the news of a new 3-D computer animated Peanuts movie coming out next Christmas is interesting to say the least. I have to say the animation does look pretty good. It's not too 3-D, and that's a good thing. Kind of reminds me of when South Park animation changed from paper to CGI. Anyway, here's the trailer!

The Peanuts Movie is scheduled for a November 6th, 2015 release.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

LEGO Time of the Doctor

A while back, there was a LEGO stop-motion of Day of the Doctor. Now, the ante has been upped with this full on LEGO rendering of the final scene of Doctor Who's Time of the Doctor. It brings back all the feels from Matt Smith's regeneration into Peter Capaldi, and makes me think a LEGO Doctor Who game just has to happen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 1a

Marvel released a second trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is pretty much the same as the first one, with a few new scenes. So it's not really a second trailer. It's more of a 1a. Anyway, here's the trailer!

And here's a breakdown of those new scenes.

New to the opening scene, here's Maria Hill loading her gun along with a reaction shot. As if that gun is going to do anything against Ultron.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Simpsorama Best Moments

Did you miss last night's Simpsons/Futurama crossover? Well, it wasn't exactly epic, but it definitely made me miss Futurama. I'm trying something new so here's what I think were the best moments from "Simpsorama."

Homer's first encounter with Bender

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Simpsons Futurama Couch Gag

This Sunday Nov 9th, Futurama visits The Simpsons, and they're not even shy about being out of ideas on the episode titled "Simpsorama." And FOX has already released the couch gag for the episode featuring Hedonismbot as the Simpson couch. I'm hoping this is just a tease and we get to see the Planet Express Ship fly through Springfield. This is already the second crossover this year for The Simpsons as they visited Quahog and Family Guy earlier this season. It was probably the first Simpsons episode I've seen in years, and I plan to watch this one as well because we could all do with some more Futurama.

And here are a couple of images from the episode courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer Breakdown

It's only a few short weeks before we take our last trip to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final chapter in The Hobbit series of movies. And now here's the final trailer.

And how about a closer look?

"Thorin, you gave a promise." Were sneaky & greedy ever dwarves in fairy tales?

So the Force was Asleep All This Time?

Credit: @StarWars

Star Wars Episode VII finally has a name, and it's The Force Awakens. Definitely a name evoking the new beginnings of this franchise. Maybe they'll have a little fun with it and have a cat jump on Luke in bed to open the movie. According to their tweet, the film has also completed principal photography. You know between Star Wars and Marvel, it seems like Disney is just printing money.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ghostbusters Reunion


The folks over at Entertainment Weekly scored majorly for their "Reunions" issue by corralling Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ivan Reitman together for a photo shoot of biblical proportions. And superfan Al Roker from the Today Show got to do the coveted interview. In the clip they reminisce about adlibbing, what slime was made of, the authority of Ecto-1, and their thoughts on the proposed all female Ghostbusters reboot. It's great seeing them all together again!

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Marvel 75 Years

Last night's Marvel special titled Marvel: 75 Years From Pulp to Pop! didn't offer any new information regarding any upcoming Marvel projects. It was mainly a history lesson detailing Marvel's beginnings as a small time comic book company all the way to today's media powerhouse. You can find the majority of this information online on the Marvel Comics Wikipedia page, but it was presented in a very entertaining way with the likes of Kevin Smith & Seth Green offering commentary along with Stan Lee and other writers at Marvel.

We DID get a first look at some blink-or-you'll-miss-it shots from Ant-Man.

Here's Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man

Monday, November 3, 2014

Furious 7 Trailer Breakdown

Cars falling from the sky. That's all you really need to know about the absolutely ridiculous first official trailer for Furious 7.

Everything happens pretty fast (pun intended) in the trailer so let's take a closer look...