19 September 2014

POPEYE Animation Test


Check out the new Sony Pictures Animation's all-new POPEYE CG feature with a special animation test and introduction from Director Genndy Tartakovsky!

The Reveal of Star Wars Episode 7's "The Millennium Falcon"


JJ Abrahams reveals Star Wars Episode 7's "The Millennium Falcon" (via Bad Robot) via CG or practical effects I don't really care … leading to a little "joke" at the end of the scene, with regards to the reports of a "stolen" Batmobile from the filming of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" … I love it when geekboys geekout in this internet age :)

Source: Comic Book Resources

17 September 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Opens In Japan


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY has just launched in Japan, and we get yet another round videos to gawk at, starting with a promo video ,,,, ever wondered what the "Ooga Chaka" sounds like in Japanese? Then there's that animatronic of Rocket Raccoon!

16 September 2014

Official Synopsis for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"


SYNOPSIS: "Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015."


Source: Yahoo!Movies

01 September 2014

A Joss Whedon Art Tribute @ G1988 (West) - Opening Sept 5th

G1988 EVENT PRESS: "A show almost 2 years in the making, this Friday night at G1988 (West), artists will debut pieces inspired by the movies and TV shows of writer/director Joss Whedon. When Whedon explained he hoped Gallery1988 would one day tribute his work with an art show during his Comic Con Q&A one year, we jumped at the possibility. With the blessing of Whedon, it will all come to a head this weekend, when we open the show with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. Make sure to join and check the incredible artwork honoring an incredible creator."
Shown here are artwork previews from Bruce Yan (above), 100% Soft and Andrew Scaife (below) and Andrew Heath (Bottom). Can you name all the movies and visual reference? :)


Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

24 August 2014

"The Thing" from Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" Reboot "Revealed"


Director Josh Trank for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" feature film reboot has gone and confirmed THIS picture of "The Thing" - found floating thru the www not too long ago - as the "real thing"? "Well, it's out. There's your first look at Ben. ‪#FantasticFour‬" - @josh_trank … but then again, it might all be fake, and we gets all excited for nuthin'… Heh.

WHO: "BEN" AKA "Ben Grimm" AKA "The Thing" "is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!", make him a very recognizable comic book character. The Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante. Michael Chiklis portrayed the Thing in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Jamie Bell is scheduled to portray the Thing in the 2015 untitled Fantastic Four reboot." (Wiki)

Seen below is "The Thing" from Roger Corman's
never-released The Fantastic Four movie circa 1994.

23 August 2014

The Book of Life: Pop! Vinyls & The Legacy Collection from Funko


Funko goes heavy on producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez's animated comedy "Book of Life" (in theaters October 17th), with offering Pop! Vinyls (Available in September) AND The Legacy Collection figures (Available in October). Do check in with your fav retailers for availability and pricing. The "Book of Life" will be .

MOVIE: "From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.

Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future."

19 August 2014

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" SDCC-Footage Done In Storyboards


MARVEL screened footage from their feature film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, and surprisingly, folks might not have seen a bootleg video of said-footage since (or maybe there was but I was late to the game … no, make it, "never made it to the game" :p) … THEN Jahaziel Brito recreated said-footage using hand-drawn storyboards, while utilizing the audio recorded from the screening instead! Aaahhh but for the power of "art" … :)




Source: SDCCBlog / SDCC pics via Cosmic Comicbook News
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