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The Boxtrolls Motion Poster

by Alex Beanon August 11, 2014
In lieu of another trailer, Laika Animation has rolled out a “motion poster” for their upcoming feature film, “The Boxtrolls” [release date: September 26, 2014]…

Kick-Ass 3 Might Find Third Time Charming

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
Whether or not the filmmakers find a third time being a charm for the “Kick-Ass” comic book movie has not yet been decided. The film’s creator, Mark Millar, is mulling over whether to make a third film in the franchise after the success of the first two. The original 2010 “Kick-Ass” film generated $96 million […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set To Re-Shell In 2016

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
Paramount waited to see if theater audiences would pick their teenage mutant ninja turtles or some guardians of the galaxy this month and with many – or at least $65 millions’ worth anyway – choosing to watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” this weekend, a sequel was formally announced for the film franchise. The “Teenage Mutant […]

San Diego Sues Salt Lake Over Comic Con Usage

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
The organizers of the San Diego Comic Con are suing the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con in Utah over the copyright usage of the term “comic con”. The San Diego-based Comic Con has been synonymous with the term since the event originated there in 1970. The Utah-based event began last year and attracted […]

Amazon V. Disney: The Dawn Of MSRP Justice

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
Like two superheroes going against each other in a comic book movie, gigantic online retailer Amazon and entertainment conglomerate Disney are at each other’s throats over potential pricing for upcoming Disney movies set to go on sale in Blu-ray and DVD format. At the core of the issue is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price [MSRP] […]

Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]

Otakon 2014: The Prelims

by Weathermanon August 8, 2014
Night before the con. The anticipation. The lines. The….sirens. Yep, it’s Otakon time again. Hey, it’s Baltimore, sirens come with the territory. Hopefully not like the last time I stayed in this particular hotel, the Renaissance Harborplace, since the last time I stayed here for Otakon was 2001… the year Baltimore kinda…well…exploded…during the con. Seriously, […]

CON TV To Launch With Zombies

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
CON TV – the new digital network from Wizard World designed to provide programming for fans of various Comic Con-like conventions around the country – will be launching later this year with “Fight of the Living Dead” where a smattering of YouTube stars see if they can navigate the first 24 hours of a post-zombie […]

History Channel Launches Planet H

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
History Channel is launching Planet H, a mobile phone app using animated games to instruct children ages 7-11 about history. The first two apps released are “Empire Run” – a race through various historical worldwide empires – and “Frontier Heroes” [with mini-games set specifically in American history]. Both “Empire Run” and “Frontier Heroes” are available […]

Apollo Rising At Sony

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
A new superhero-like movie is emerging at Sony called “Apollo Rising” from the comic book mind of Stan Lee, creator of various popular comic book characters. The movie will be about traditional Greek gods who mingle amongst the mere mortals, with a focus on Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry. “Apollo Rising” does […]