Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The pack survives

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A new trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones was released today...



It looks awesome!!

New episodes begin airing on July 16th.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dad love

Jimmy Kimmel had viewers yell "I love you" to their Dads on Father's Day and, as you'll see, the reactions were definitely mixed...



It seems that most Dads need to remember to lock the bathroom door.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Discovery air date

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The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will air Sunday September 24th on CBS and then the following episodes will air exclusively on CBS All Access after that.

We'll see how this subscription-only series goes over with fans. Many have stated that they won't pay to watch the show.

We'll soon find out whether that's true or not.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rakka

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Neill Blomkamp's (director of District 9) Oaks Studios has just released the first of a three-part short film he directed (this one features Sigourney Weaver) called Rakka, about an alien invasion.

It's really pretty good and would make a cool feature film.



I really liked it.

Here is a bit about what Neill is trying to do...

"The goal is to see ‘if’ the audience likes them and ‘if’ they would be willing to pay for volume 2, the director said. They are too short to charge now. 

So after thinking about it for a while, I came up with the idea. I needed a place that I could sell short films, and it felt like iTunes or any of the obvious outlets were massively lacking in any other avenues besides the films themselves. In other words: they don’t give users the ability to look at all of the behind the scenes artwork in any real way. 

The more I thought about that, the more it became, What if the users had access to all of the 3D files that we used for the visual effects? If we just gave that away with any one-time purchase and you could render stuff yourself? Or what if we just give away all of the raw footage of one of the pieces, and anyone in the audience could they recut the the entire thing themselves? Stems from all of the music, or voiceovers from the actors; I just wanted to open it up and let people remix it. 

After realizing that iTunes and stuff wasn’t the right avenue for that, I started thinking about a game platform like Steam. I felt like Valve is a really awesome company and I’ve always had a massive level of respect for Valve. So we started moving in the direction of putting stuff on Steam, and that’s the road that we went down for two years.”

If his future short film releases are as high-quality and enjoyable as this one is, I'd consider paying to see more.

Enjoyable.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Flame on!

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One of the companies that does the visual effects for Agents of Shield released a new reel that showcases some of the cool work they did this year for the show, which includes several shots of the Ghost Rider character that was featured this past season...



This was definitely one of their best seasons!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Adam West

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Very sad news over the weekend...

Adam West, who defined the tights-wearing title role of "Batman" in the 1960s cult TV classic and remained a celebrated actor in the superhero world, died Friday after a short battle with leukemia, according to his family. He was 88. 

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he made appearances in popular TV shows of the 1960s, including "Bonanza" and "Bewitched." But he shot to fame playing the wealthy playboy Bruce Wayne — Batman's real name — on the ABC series adaptation of the D.C. comic book. Although it lasted for only three seasons from January 1966 to March 1968. 

In 1966, West became the first actor to bring the masked vigilante to the big screen in a feature-length adaptation of the TV series. In "Batman: The Movie," the Caped Crusader and trusty sidekick Robin, played by Burt Ward, formed the Dynamic Duo to outwit The Joker and his goons, including The Riddler, played by Frank Gorshin, and Catwoman, played by Lee Meriwether.

West — typecast as Batman over his career — voiced characters in several "Batman" spin-offs, oftentimes lending his legendary deadpan to sidekicks instead of superheroes. He also voiced characters in animated series, including "The Fairly OddParents," and played Mayor Adam West in Fox's cartoon series, "Family Guy." 

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2012.

He had a very colorful career and life and has left an ever-lasting impression in the Pop Culture world.

He will be missed, but very fondly remembered for many years to come.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cat's in the cradle

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The first poster for the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther, was released today.

Very Game of Thrones-y.

Here's the first trailer...



Looks pretty badass so far!

The movie slinks into theaters on February 16th.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bombshell

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Charlize Theron looks mighty glamorous in this new poster for Atomic Blonde. Judging by the trailer, I'd guess she doesn't look that way for very long...



This looks bloody awesome!

The movie opens July 28th.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

You will believe

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It looks like Cher is working on a musical that will open on Broadway next year sometime.

If anyone's life seems perfectly set up to become a big musical...it's definitely Cher.

I'm in.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sew cool

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For fans of Game of Thrones, HBO has released an insightful overview of how they come up with some of the fashions of the time...



Enjoyable.