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REVIEW: "Doctor Who: Deep Breath"

Peter Capaldi's premiere episode as the Doctor. Does it hold up?

Disney's "Star Wars: Rebels" Release Date Announced

The galaxy far, far, away may be closer than you think...

Test Footage for Deadpool Movie Hits the Internet

Finally, the "Merc with the mouth" gets his time in the spotlight"

Saturday, July 4, 2015

WATCH: The Joker VS Deadpool in Latest "Super Power Beatdown"

Picture credit by SuperJV

By Dave Bouressa

The folks at BatInTheSun Productions have done it again and taken the internet by storm. They have been providing various super hero/villain match-ups in their youtube series "Superpower Beatdown" for several episodes now, with their most notable being Batman VS Darth Vader.

This time, they have taken it a step further by pitting everyone's favorite DC villain, and pitting him against the soon to be favorite Marvel anti-hero (along with their sidekicks Harley Quinn and Domino) in what is an amazing fight with incredible acting, most notably from Aaron Schoenk portraying a magnificent live action representation of Mark Hamill's Joker.

The Clown Prince of Crime VS the Merc with the Mouth. Check out the amazing fight below.



The next fight will see the likes of Spiderman facing off against the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Maul, and the winner will be decided by your votes. Be sure to vote here, and let your voice be heard. Either way, we are sure to be in for one hell of a fight.






Friday, June 12, 2015

'Star Wars Rebels' Comes to Disney Infinity 3.0



By Dave Bouressa

"Star Wars" fans across the galaxy felt the tremor through the force when Disney announced the "Disney Infinity 3.0" expansion pack for the Disney Infinity, introducing that galaxy far, far, away into the mix ranging from both Prequel era characters (from Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Maul, and Ahsoka Tano), to Original Trilogy Characters (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader) as well as two campaign modes, "Twilight of the Republic" and "Rise Against the Empire".

Check out a sneak peak at the beginning of the "Twilight of the Republic" campain below.




However, Starwars.com has made an exciting announcement. Joining the ranks of characters from the hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the characters from Star Wars: Rebels will now be included into the mix.

"When we first started thinking about doing the Rebels characters, I had heard about the series, but I hadn't seen anything yet," says Jeff Bunker, vice president of art development for Disney Infinity at Avalanche Software and, for all intents and purposes, the father of the game. "Lucasfilm provided us quite a bit of early concepts and early episodes for us to watch, and we ate it up. We watched everything we possibly could to see if we could understand their characters, because that's critical to getting the right pose for each one. So there was a great deal of research that went into the first round of each character." From there, Bunker's team worked in collaboration with Lucasfilm and Chorba, exchanging ideas on poses, designs, and expressions. The Star Wars Rebels style isn't so far removed from that of Disney Infinity, which takes Disney Pixar, Classic Disney, and manga influences, and throws them into a blender. The result is a unified, alive, and beautiful aesthetic that works across brands. For Avalanche's part, having an established look for the toys and game gave them a head start on bringing Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels into the fold.



Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios will all be hitting the Infinity scene. Absent from the crew was Chopper and Hera Syndulla. Chopper's absence can easily be explained for the same reason we don't see R2D2-he's simply not a playable character in the same sense as the others. However, the lack of Hera is raising quite a few eyebrows from the Star Wars community. Acting as the pilot of their ship "The Ghost", and possibly the most active in the fight against the Empire, it is very odd to have her absent. Perhaps she will be appearing in a future expansion with "Rebels-era" Ahsoka, and many more. Only time will tell.


Disney Infinity 3.0 will be hitting shelves this fall, and be sure to check out the Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels, coming June 20th only on Disney XD.





Thursday, April 30, 2015

Transformers Fan Creates Remarkable Stop-Motion Film


By Dave Bouressa


If there is one thing that the Transformers fandom has relied its long life to, it is the incredible fandom as its backbone, and not the transforming shooting robots themselves-something the crew behind Michael Bay's recent four (and soon to be five) films have failed to realize.

However, after six full months of production, a Transformers fan has come out of the woodwork and created what, as far as I have experienced, the most incredible stop-motion fan film to date for any franchise. Finally, Transformers fans have a (short) film to not be ashamed of.

Obviously animation is taking a picture of point A, taking another picture of point B, taking another at point C  and playing them in sequence to create the illusion of movement-however, the man behind this video, Harris Loureiro, has somehow managed to add just the right amount of movement between shots for a fluid and "realistic" stop-motion video.




Be sure to check out more of Harris' videos over at his Youtube page, and support him via Patreon.






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Star Wars Saga Finally Comes to HD Digital Release on April 10th




By Dave Bouressa


After waiting for years, it was only a matter of time after the take-over of that "galaxy far, far away" from Disney that we would be seeing the voyages of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda, and many more save the galaxy again. However, rather than seeing it from our DVD and Blu-ray players, we will now have the chance to own the entire Star Wars saga in digital format, ranging from iTunes, to Google Play, to Xbox, and many other formats!

The "Star Wars Digital Movie Collection" will not be available until April 10th, but pre-orders are available at Starwars.com.

"Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation," said Alan Bergman, present at The Walt Disney Studious. "It's only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we're very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time".

We're thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars saga on their digital devices wherever they go," commented Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "The films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we've created some very special bonus material which delves into the saga's rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists-the masters who would George to his iconic universe to life." -Starwars.com


The digital release will include new pieces of behind-the-scenes content and commentaries for each of the films. Check out the amazing trailer for the upcoming "Star Wars Digital HD Movie Collection".



And because there are those of you who will ask: You don't have to buy the Prequels to get the Classic Trilogy. Each film is its own separate purchase with a pre-order price at $19.99 each.


Be sure to check out the "Star Wars HD Digital Movie Collection" on April 10th, 2015.





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Steven Moffat Confirms "Sherlock" is Heading to Victorian London for Christmas Special


By Dave Bouressa


For the past several years, Sherlock showrunner, Steven Moffat, has brought the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle to life on the hit BBC series, by bringing them into the modern world. However, Moffat has just revealed that for the upcoming 2015 Christmas special, they will be going back to the roots of Sherlock Holmes in a non-canon, one-off episode-because nothing says Christmas like
Victorian London.

At the South by Southwest conference, Moffat spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the special.

"The special is its own thing. We wouldn't have done the story we're doing, and the way we're doing it, if we didn't have this special. It's not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it-as we could hardly conceal-it's Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It's kind of in its own little bubble.

Fans of the series are also no stranger to the fact that Moffat is also the showrunner for the long-time hit BBC series, Doctor Who, and with that comes all forms of theories and speculation. For years, fans have wanted some form of Sherlock and Doctor Who cross-over, and this may be the perfect chance to do it. With Sherlock and Holmes returning to Victorian London, and this being a non-canon storyline, if the duo do not come in contact with the famous Paternoster gang, then such a great opportunity would be missed.



At this time, no air date has been announced for the special, but with it being a Christmas episode, it is obviously expected some time in December. Check back for updates.







Thursday, March 12, 2015

VIDEO: Batman VS Darth Vader: The Rematch


 
By Dave Bouressa
 
 
In what was sure to be a video to spark the internet ablaze in nerd fury, the amazing team over at "Bat in the Sun" was able to put an incredible showing of who would win in a fight to the death between Batman and Darth Vader. You can see that incredible video here.


(Spoilers) In a true showing of the force, Darth Vader pulled Batman out of his plane and snapped his neck in true Sith Lord fashion. However, one cannot just walk away from Batman being defeated and call it a day. The folks from "Bat in the Sun" decided to revisit the outcome of the video to pull the outcome towards the way of "The Dark Knight". Check it out!







Although I am an avid Star Wars fan and would love to see Darth Vader rip through any enemy with ease, it is more satisfying to see Darth Vader lose admirably, than to see Batman defeated cheaply.

Plus, Superman!



What do you think of the new outcome? Should Darth Vader have still been considered victor? Or should it literally take the power of a Kryptonian to take down the Dark Lord of the Sith? Let us know in the comments!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Darth Vader to Appear in "Star Wars Rebels" Season One Finale


By Dave Bouressa


Lucasfilm has announced that their season finale of their hit television series Star Wars Rebels will feature none other than The Dark Lord, himself, Darth Vader.

Having kicked off the series with a cameo of the Sith Lord, being voiced by James Earl Jones, sending the Jedi-hunting Inquisitor off to his mission, it is highly likely that Jones will again be appearing for the role. This series has gone out of its way to have as many film actors return to reprise their roles as possible, such as Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Frank Oz as Yoda, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and many more!  Check out Jones kicking off the series premiere and know that right from the beginning that Star Wars is back!



The finale puts us with the Jedi, Kanun, captured on the lava planet of Mustafar by Grand Moff Tarkin and the Empire. It is up to the crew of "The Ghost" to save him before time runs out! Check out the preview for the finale below!



The season finale of Star Wars Rebels, entitled "Fire Across the Galaxy" will premiere March 2nd, 2015, only on Disney XD and will not be streaming early on the Watch Disney XD app much like previous episodes have been.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spiderman is Now OFFICIALLY Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe


By Dave Bouressa


After several years of rumors going around the Sony and Marvel finally put their differences aside to put Spiderman in the Avengers has finally come true...sort of.

In an official statement from Marvel, a deal has finally been reached which would allow for a new Spiderman (not Tobey Maquire or Andrew Garfield) to start a new presence in the films that would be within the Marvel Cinematic Universe-meaning Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. A film date has already been set for the film, and considering Marvel is working years and years in advance to make sure all of its films mesh together, we could be seeing a lot of Spiderman in the future.

Here are some of the statement highlights:


Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.


"We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans."

"I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel's involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years."



Although no specifics have been announced regarding future crossover films (ala Marvel's The Avengers), multiple rumors have stated that the new Spiderman would make at least a cameo in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War. Whether or not our "friendly neighborhood Spiderman" would be portrayed as Peter Parker, Miles Morales, or another established character has still yet to be announced.


Be sure to check out the new Spiderman on July 28, 2017.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Patrick Stewart Interested in Possibly Playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard Once Again


By Dave Bouressa


Having gone through the past two Star Trek film reboots with old Spock (playing by Leonard Nimoy) and a third on the way with a rumored William Shatner cameo, Star Trek fans have exclaimed "Enough of the old guys! Focus on the new!" However, if there were to be any cameo of Trek-alumni that would not have fanboys cry out in terror, it would be Patrick Stewart.

Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series from 1987-1993 and several Trek films-often reprising the role in comedy skits for shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken, however, could the good captain return to the captain's chair? The answer is hopeful.

In a recent facebook Q&A from Entertainment Weekly, a fan posted a question to Stewart asking whether he would ever be interested in returning to play the role in a genuine Star Trek production. Stewart had this to say:


“Absolutely... if it were a really good script. But, the poor soul is getting old and long in the tooth. He would probably need some help mounting his horse unlike the youthful captain of 30 years ago.”

In regards as to who would play a younger version of Picard, he responded with his own son, Daniel.



“Well, I would have to say it must be the actor, my son, Daniel Stewart”

As someone who grew up watching Captain Jean-Luc Picard travel through the stars as a young child and has recently watched the entirety of The Next Generation on Netflix, I only have three words to say to the powers that be: