Friday, July 20, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson Geeking Out About The USS Enterprise

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and all around awesome dude. He was seen around San Diego Comic Con this year and someone caught NdG at the Starship Smackdown Panel. The panel allows you to argue 'This Sci Fi starship is cooler than THAT Sci Fi starship!" and while discussing the Original TV series USS Enterprise vs The Film USS Enterprise (earlier films) the mic was handed to the audience. It just so happens that NdG was a member of said audience. Hear what he has to say about the Original Starship Enterprise.

Shooter Kills 12, Wounds 50 At Midnight Showing Of The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises opened nationwide at 12:01AM today, Friday July 20th. It is one of the most anticipated movies in recent memory and there's no doubt fans packed movie theatres across the country for midnight showings. For one crowd in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado their display of die hard fandom was interrupted, tragically, by a gunman. A man dressed in a bullet proof vest, gas mask, and armed with a rifle, handgun, and (police suspect) at least one other handgun entered through the movie theatre exit,  deployed tear gas and opened fire. 

There are 12 people dead and 50 wounded. The gunman has been identified as 24 year-old James Holmes. Police say he put up no struggle and was caught in the rear parking lot. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded and the families of the victims. We hope that you will join us in doing so. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

VIRAL: M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth

Columbia Pictures has launched the first bit of Viral Marketing for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan picture, After Earth. The film stars father & son, Will Smith and Jaden Smith as they find themselves stranded on Earth after crash landing there. Problem is humans fled Earth about 1000 years prior.

COMIC CON IN REWIND: 'Dirty Laundry' Punisher Fan Film starring Thomas Jane

In 2004 Thomas Jane took up arms, donned the skull and starred in The Punisher. The film wasn't received well, and four years later Punisher: War Zone was released with Ray Stevenson in the lead. There's been a few rumblings here and there of another Punisher film (Marvel has the rights again) , but none including Jane...or Dolph Lundgren. At Comic Con (that one in San Diego) this shot film, titled Dirty Laundry, showed up. Jane's back as The Punisher and he's giving it to the bad guys in Hard R fashion! Check it out.

COMIC CON IN REWIND: Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

Here it is, Browncoats. The cast of Firefly reunited at a tiny, indie gathering known as the San Diego Comic Con. It's supposed to be a big deal. and enjoy.

SPOILER ALERT: Nathan Fillion...cries.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

COMIC CON NEWS: "Hellboy" Creator Mike Mignola Teams Up With "Dark City"/"The Crow" Helmer Alex Proyas For "Joe Golem..."

It was announced today that Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Baltimore, The Amazing Screw-On Head) and Christopher Golden's (Hellboy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer comics) graphic novel"Joe Golem and The Drowning City" will be adapted for the big screen. The directing duties will be in the hands of Alex Proyas, known for dark genre films such as Dark City, I, Robot, and The Crow

Trailer Park Thursday OZ: The Great and Powerful

The San Diego Comic Con is upon us. I am a lowly blog writer with delusions of grandeur, therefore I remain here in Baltimore. There's going to be tons of stuff breaking from the convention floors and panels this weekend/week. Some of it will be big news, while other stuff will simply slip through the cracks (yawn), and thus far nothing has really reached out a tickled my Nerd-Fancy. Until now.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Vexing Reactions to HBO's "The Newsroom"

Written By: Amanda Lowery

This past weekend I finally had a date night with my DVR and got caught up on some shows that have been building in my playlist, lingering in the back of my mind. So, I am a little late coming to the plate, but I have some things to say about HBO’s new series ‘The Newsroom’. I was excited to pull up reviews of the show to read about how everyone else is reacting, and I have to say I came away from my research down trodden and dispirited. I cannot believe this show is getting slammed the way that it is.