Beauty and the Beast – Final Trailer

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Here is the final trailer for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. It’s being released Mar.17th, but I’m not sure that is such a great idea. It’s got a very” Christmasy”(Not a real word, and shame on me)   feel to it with the snow and Victorian vibe . Would probably do better during the Christmas season.

That said, it is a live action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and well…..he’s beast. There’s an actor there(actor Dan Stevens)but he’s simply….the beast. Rounding out the cast is the voices of(for most of the film anyway)Sir Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad and a whole host of others. It’s going to do just fine.

I do hope after this though they put the concept of Beauty and the Beast……back in the vault for many, many years.

Films out Mar.17th.Enjoy

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Teri Hatcher to join Supergirl

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It’s real…..and it’s spectacular. (Shout out to Seinfeld there)It appears Teri Hatcher will be joining the 2nd season of Supergirl. I’m going to hold my opinion until I actually see who she is playing ,but I feel that it is getting a bit cheesy how every person who ever played in the Superman universe seems to be getting a part on the show.

Unless they hire Gene Hackman next…….then I take everything back.

Early word is that she will play the big bad for the season. I still don’t think she’ll be able to get a seat at Sigourney Weavers table after her turn in the Defenders, but I am curious where they might be going with it.

I read this a whole bunch of places so no gets the nod this time around. Sorry EW, Vulture, TV line. No thanks for you!!!(Still shouting out to Seinfeld)

Cheers folks

Edit: My apologies folks. It appears I posted a pic of her in lingerie. I’ll fix that……later. Relax ladies, my lingerie pics are coming……

Grimm Fairy Tales – Day of The Dead Issue #1 – A few thoughts

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I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the title of this book as I am a bit “zombied out” at this point .I was pleasantly surprised when I read along and realized it was a story of the “other” zombies. Those born(died?) of the occult.

The basic synopsis of the story is that heroine Mary Medina(A very attractively drawn dead raiser in her own right) has been sent a mysterious message summoning her to New Orleans(n’orleans to the locals),and it doesn’t take long for her to find out that danger is awaiting her once she gets there. This is part 1 of a 6 part series.

I liked this book for the most part and will be picking up part 2 because I’m curious about where the story of Mary Medina(does she have a code name? None that I saw.) is going. You can read more of her history in Grimm Fairy Tales #114 but they do  a pretty good job of giving you a brief history of her here. I think this very important to cover when you have a new series of a previously featured character. A wise man once said “Every comic is some ones first”…..it was Stan Lee…he was the wise man :/.

The art was beautifully done by Allan Otero. I couldn’t draw a bath, but I’m surprised why Marvel or DC hasn’t enlisted his talents at some point. I’ve seen much less appealing (to me…all things subjective)art in their books then what he has on display in this book. Hell, even his clothes creases look well done.:)

Writer Dawn P. Marquez tells an interesting first part of this story. Good introspection of the character and where she feels she is at in the world….and where she may want to be. Dawn was also able to show a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty both in her characters confidence, and her powers.

There were a few things that stood out for me as head scratcher .Mardi Gras didn’t seem all that busy. A more fleshed out crowd during those panels would have been more realistic. Plus, the flasher (buy the book to find out if it’s a he or she. That’s called a “hook” folks;))probably would have been a bit drunker before the flashing went down. Then again…..Mardi Gras. Also, being New Orleans it would have been nice to have more references to local landmarks as the action moved from area to area(Only Bourbon Street was mentioned)

As mentioned earlier I’ll buy Part 2 to see where the story goes next. I believe it’s on Sale in March. Check Zenescopes site for full details.

Cheers until next time

Story: Joe Brusha

Art: Allan Otero

Writer: Dawn P.Marquez

Letters: Kurt Hathaway

Colors: Erick Arciniega

 

Lord of The Rings 15th Anniversary was yesterday.

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I remember the first time I saw the original trailer for LORD OF THE RINGS : FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. A hush fell over the theatre and I knew then that it was a beginning of a pretty cool cinematic journey.

Although I wasn’t a fan in some ways of “The Hobbit” ,the original trilogy was a classic that I believe will stand up ever 50 years from now.  That first movie was not very high on CGI, and although they had a solid story to work with ,the chemistry that pretty much all the cast had on screen made it something really special.

Seems the lads got back together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release with some fun and shenanigans. Shame all the cast could not make it, but this looked to be a lot of fun.

Link article courtesy of our brothers from another mother at Entertainment Weekly.

Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, and more ‘LOTR’ cast members had a mini reunion

Ben Affleck Stepping Down As Director of ‘The Batman”

Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the director’s chair.  Affleck will stay on as producer and star but now the hunt is on for a new directer.

Sources that are close to the Affleck and Warner Bros., said that it was a decision made by both parties.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Is this another bad omen for Warner Bro., and DC. Awhile ago a story was leaked (true or false) that the script was bad but executives at Warner Bros did care as long as it made money over seas. That may have changed with Affleck and Geoff Johns have wrote a script for the solo “Batman” movie.

I for one will wait and see.

How about you. Is Affleck leaving the directors chair good or bad for the film.

Source: Variety 

Lego Batman Movie Trailer plus Lego Batmobile….. Full size….yep…Full size.

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I actually did not see the first “Lego Movie” but will watch after seeing the trailer for the new “Lego Batman Movie”. Pretty well all the jokes got a chuckle out of me, and it definitely seems original to me in content and execution. Cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes and MR, Billy Dee Williams.

As if that’s not enough reason to check out the film, the pic above is an actual Batmobile – made out of 350,000 Lego piece that Chevrolet built for promotional purposes for the movie

Movie is in Theatres Feb.10th.Trailer 1-3 below.

Week end Round up- Thoughts on a variety of viewed DC shows for the week.

 

 

Hi Folks,

I planned on getting this out yesterday but I got pretty lazy…..er….World peace? Anyhoo, what follows is basically a small recap of DC shows I watched for The

week along with my thoughts on them. My plan is to do an article on these weekly with a few exceptions where I think the episode itself merits an entire article. I’ll keep spoilers to a minimum in case you’ve not seen them.

The Flash

Barry has seen the future and it doesn’t look too good for the love of his life. I enjoy where they are going with the back end of this season. To try to make it so there is “no future”(credit to Terminator series)Flash and the Scooby gang are going to try to change as much of the future as they know of it so it can’t turn out that way.

Unfortunately , I think Barry is about to learn, if you continue to screw with time…..don’t be surprised if it screws right back. On the plus side. Grood is sooo back for what sounds to be a pretty good storyline arc. He’s becoming the “Cool” villain on the show in my mind.

The Arrow

Prometheus is turning out to be a pretty good villain this year although I think that there are more Twists to come. They wrapped up what I think could have been an intriguing storyline far to quickly but I think there’s more to tell. Reminds me a bit of the Faith storyline of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Ragman needs a meatier role in the series, and I’m looking forward to a more aggressive Felicity(She’s learning to follow through on her punches now:)).Mr. Terrific is getting more character development which I think was badly needed.

Legends of Tomorrow

I can’t stress how much I loved this episode. Sometimes people will have cool guest stars and totally screw their homages up ,but they hit all the cylinders on this one. They also hit on a very important piece of truth. This gent DID inspire a whole generation of space nerds. The problems that would have come along had he NOT made the movies he did and inspired the people he did would have been very real.

Who was he? No spoilers here, but recommend you watch it.

I’m still not sure how I feel about this seasons villain choice of the Legion of doom, but this episode they seems just a little more deadly than they have been before. Really enjoyed the character interaction between Vixen, Nathan Heywood and the Atom. Felt very retro cool.