Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Set for March 9, 2018 Release

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” hits the big screen. Dave Hollis, head of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, revealed the much-anticipated sequel’s title and told CinemaCon attendees that Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer would be returning to the roster.

Also returning are the team behind the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” who won an Oscar® last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ billion-dollar-box-office-blockbuster “Zootopia.” Directors Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”), and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”) are hard at work on the movie. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”

Cosplay Talent Agency - KOSPRE - Launches In Los Angeles

It was only a matter of time! Capitalizing on the mega popularity of the cosplaying phenomenon and banking on the popularity of the stars of that art form, and in great part, feeding on those cosplayer's willingness to celebrate their skills at conventions and events across the globe with few contacts to make that happen, KOSPRE was born!

KOSPRE, a new cosplay talent agency, has announced its launch and has retained an exciting array of talented and creative cosplay artists that are available to support a wide range of exhibitors at film premieres, conventions, trade shows, corporate and cultural events, concerts and pop culture gatherings worldwide.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Warner Bros Uniting Their Justice League *Updated 3/25*

Warner Bros. Justice League Trailer Premiere Logo Poster
EYE CANDEEEEE!!! Warner Bros. are ramping up the excitement to their full Justice League trailer reveal on Saturday, March 25th, so we've got posters and trailer teasers and logo art and the hopes and prayers of a nation asking that no one ever screams MARTHA when the credits roll at the end of a near deafening super hero epic ever again. Perhaps, on the strength of Jason Momoa's pecks alone, we will get a Justice League film worthy of the years of excellent comic book writing we've been swimming in since we were tiny, chubby babies. Cross your fingers!! Let's check out the goods...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dynamite and Electric Entertainment Bring "The Librarians" to Comics

Dynamite Entertainment, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, announces today an exclusive partnership with Electric Entertainment to develop the hit television series The Librarians into an all-new series of comics and graphic novels!

Based on TNT's hit movie franchise of the same name, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Harlan Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle, who originated the role of Flynn Carsen, one of the longest-surviving librarians in the mythology created in TNT's hit movie trilogy, has recurred throughout the series and continues to serve as an executive producer.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures Cue Their Entrance Music

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Netflix Drops a Death Note Teaser Trailer

Netflix Death Note American Teaser Trailer
Life in the age of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings! Is it wonderful...or a living hell. I guess it depends on your perspective. For me, even if a rekindling of my geek loves via some studio's revamping of a favorite property gives me a 50/50 shot at some new media i'll love and with it, maybe NEW TOYS!!! It always comes back to toys. Most of you will still be on the fence even after watching the teaser for Netflix's Americanized Death Note, but hey...they could surprise you! They've certainly got the right crew at the wheel.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Cherry Picked Selections from the Tribeca Film Festival

It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival! This jewel in the crown of New York cinema is something we look forward to every yer along with its diverse lineup of films that seem to be captured by everything from an iPhone to a high end, high definition RED camera. Where else can you watch a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger facing a zombie apocalypse, another about military drone combat and another about a wrestler who dressed like a banana...all in the same day?! Let's dive into the prime cuts for those of geeky minds from this year's film festival lineup...

Friday, March 17, 2017

New York Comic Con Eliminating Multi-Day Passes

As the east end of the nation begins to thaw out from the last gasp of a very schizophrenic Winter, thoughts turn to the massive conventions lining up for every geek's dollar. New York Comic Con sent out an announcement today expressing that, while that are not ready to fire that starter pistol on ticket sales just yet, they are laying out some new guidelines that may impact a visitor's participation, especially if you were planning on flying in for the whole event.

The blinky email starts with the basics:

- Fan Verification will once again be in play. Anyone who did not register last year will need to get on that. If you registered last year, you are still in the system. The NYCC website explains the Fan Verification process thusly-

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Venom Movie Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Shock and awe!! Perhaps backed by expectations of the re-invigoration of the Spider-Man movie franchise due in no small part to the character's "Homecoming" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony (Columbia) has decided to grab an October 5th, 2018 release date previously occupied by Warner Bros. Aquaman (now bumped to December, 2018, for whatever reason) for VENOM! This info, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter and tipped to us by Heidi at Comics Beat, starts with a YAY and sort of ends with a HUH?

CB reports:
It’s written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, the latter of whom wrote the pretty poorly received The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As for the Director, THR reports that there is NO one in the chair just yet.

The Original Ghost In The Shell Gets a Blu-ray Release

The groundbreaking anime film Ghost in the Shell arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with limited-edition Mondo key art in collectible Steelbook packaging from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 14, 2017. The groundbreaking anime celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Manga in 2014. Directed by legendary anime director Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.  Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.