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Movie Monday: Alien Infinity

Today’s short film is a animated short from Darkus Marque. As he describes on the YouTube page is was a projected that was worked on between January 2015 and August 2015.

The story is about a group of ex-military and ex-law enforcement teams that are now ‘solve problems’. They are sent to Beta Terran to find out why contact with Beta Terran has stopped. This opening episode, since it is stated at the end that there would be more. The episode rings of parts from ‘Aliens’ and also some of the feel of ‘Alien 3″. It is fun to see the use of the 20th Fox logs at the start. The animation reminds me of the TV show ‘Reboot’, stiff and clunky. Now this is not a shot at the film maker as all his work was done from free sources around the net. I did enjoy the film. The film does jump around but still I was interested in watching it to completion.

So take few minutes and have a look.

Source: YouTube

The X-Files Updated Trailer

Well boys and girls we finally get a longer and more in depth trailer for the up coming X-Files series. Yes I know it is only 6 episodes but if you we lived in England that is a season.

I have to say it is fun and exciting to see Gillian Anderson and David Dochovny back together again. In a world that now is some more connected then it was when the original series aired. The trailer lets us know that all is taken into the series and that Mulder fears that is more dangerous than ever because of it. It is also nice to see some old face come back including a certain smoking guy.

The X-Files will be returning in January.

Source: Blastr, YouTube, Fox

Arrow, Catching Up, and General-ness…

Hey Poppers,

I couldn’t think of a featured image, I just read what I wrote, the part down there, that you haven’t read yet, unless you skipped ahead, but I bet you didn’t, I trust you. Anyway, that picture of 3PO and R2 in a Tim Burton movie about bad dreams before Jesus’s birthday was the best I could come up with. So good luck, and enjoy, but mostly good luck. The Batman vs Superman trailer!!

Wow, I have been so busy lately I have not been able to blog, but here I am so let’s jump right in. I got Instagram, it’s okay.And I changed my name on twitter to batteryrunheart. Because my heart is literally run by a battery. No joke, I have a pacemaker, it’s one step down from an arc reactor. No big. Also I am now a registered apprentice, becoming a Parts Technician. It’s a three year program, but I have set myself up to have my ticket by next summer. And yes, apprentice like in Star Wars, again no big.

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So, also I got my wife rather pregnant, so yeah. We can now move onto four person cosplays. Yes, that is where my mind immediately goes.

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Also, Whovians, if you want an idea of how overwhelming it is to find out you will be a dad again, please see the below picture.

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Next I got bit by a spider! And I think it may have been radioactive.

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And lastly I have been working on my third and last book in the Fantom Fury trilogy. (cause the “tri” in “trilogy” means three, so my third, and therefore…. last….. book) So, there you have it my excuses for not being able to blog. (Please see radio style segway below… Remember I mentioned my books like one second ago?)

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Yes, I met CAITY LOTZ!!!!! at EEK fest. She was super nice and she is so gorgeous. It was awesome to be face to face with Miss Sara Lance. And yes, that is a copy of my first book signed by her. It was so cool. Also I met someone else ladies and gents, he’s on the Arrow, not a huge part of the show, but certainly notable. (Please refer to picture below.)

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HA! Gotcha!! It’s Stephen Amell! and he’s the main character. Get it? It was a joke when I said that he wasn’t a huge part of the show. Cause he is! Get it? Anyway, yeah I totally met him in a bathroom. Dressed as the Arrow. It was the coolest thing ever. He was really nice and I told him he was a big fan. And at his panel I asked him if he was going to use his island wig to playing Casey Jones. If you don’t know of the island wig on Arrow, it’s worth a quick google search. If you don’t know who Casey Jones is why are you reading this, seriously all the references must be going over your head. Star Wars, and yes I made that Star Wars picture in paint, Arrow,  Doctor Who, Spiderman. I mean if you’ve made it this far and didn’t get at least eighty percent of the references I applaud you, seriously. Nice job dude. And yes I call guys and girls both dude. Just so you know I wasn’t leaving anyone out. Anyway, what was I going to say? Oh yeah, even if you get every reference and you are still reading, thank you. I just go, I literally type whatever is in my head, I’m hungry, and hit publish. And if you are willing to use your precious time reading that, well that, well it just warms my heart. Thanks guys! Anyway, as we all know it has been nerd overload lately. The Batman vs Superman trailer. Oh man! I am so stoked!!!!!! Seriously it has been playing on repeat in my head since I watched it. What else, Suicide Squad, Batman vs Superman, Deadpool, um what else, oh yeah, Batman vs Superman. X Men, Batman vs Superman is worth mentioning, Star Wars is coming up, that Batman vs Superman trailer was really good. Ant-Man will be out soon, maybe they’ll play that Batman vs Superman trailer during the pre-show. I saw Terminator which I loved. The Batman vs Superman trailer. Oh! Arrow started filming. BvS. Flash is gonna be on Season Two. Dawn of Justice. Legends of Tomorrow which looks so cool, and I love that they are using Rory to travel through time. I mean what a cool thing to do, and yes I called him Rory. Because to me that’s who he is. Rory, Amy, Doctor. I guess now it’s Rip, Nebula and Skynet. Sniffle. They grow up so fast!!! Yeah, so it has been an overload, which I can handle. I mean I got that spider bite and I have a one-step-down-from-an-arc-reactor-pacemaker. Sorry for any spoilers. And sorry I mentioned that trailer, (Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice) so many times, it’s just that, how can I put this,

IT’S A FUCKING BATMAN VS SUPERMAN TRAILER!!!!!!!!

Anyway, back to meeting Stephen and Caity, yeah, we’re on a first name basis, no big. They were so awesome and down to earth. No, noses in the air, no one was below them. They were both so nice, and so cool, and you know what? Whoever said don’t meet your heroes can go poop their pants!

Anyway, it’s been a slice, hit me up on IG and twitter, I follow back and I’m not quite as crazy, 140 characters and 1000 words, get it? cause a picture is worth a thousand words, and on Instagram you post pictures. Anyway, I’m allowed to make terrible jokes, I’m a dad. Puns, just for funs.

Bye bye

Oh yeah I couldn’t find a way to fit this in, but it’s so awesome so here:

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K seriously bye.

The Trailer Park: The Martian | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Welcome to The Trailer Park. Today’s featured trailer is from 20th Century Fox. The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

I have to say that from this trailer I may want to go and spend the money at the theater for this one. One of the selling parts for me is that the film is done by Ridley Scott.

Source: YouTube

MUSIC: THE GREAT CONNECTOR

Dun dun dun duh duh dun duh duh dun. Dun dun dun duh duh dun duh duh dun. Dun, dun dun duh duh dadada dun duh dun dadada dun dun dun duh dun duh dun.

MUSIC

SCORES

THEME SONGS

However you wanna put it, we love it!

Hey Poppers,

It’s been a while since I posted, I have been very busy, procrastinating over the sequel to my book. There’s a link to my first book right there on the left, see it? Go ahead buy a copy, it’s set in Canada, Canada is cool, trust me.

I wanted to do a blog post about something HUGE in the nerd world. Music. The theme songs we know and love, that get our blood pumping, that bring us back to wherever we were the first time words floated through space, or when Gandalf rode into The Shire.

So many characters we know and love have their own scores. And it’s always been that way. Now, if you are at work, pretending to do something, I want you to log onto Songza and search Epic Film Scores. This will immediately transform whatever boring thing your boss is making you do into an amazing adventure through space, a fantastical battle of the ages or send you soaring over cities saving the innocent from evil.

Now, before we go too crazy, let’s just name some big names. JOHN WILLIAMS. This guy, woooo. He is like, the man. Scratch that, he is the man. I mean come on! JAWS! SUPERMAN! STAR WARS! E.T. ! HARRY POTTER!!! This guy composed the most epic music we know and love people!!! Whether you were gazing upon Hogwarts or running from dinosaurs, this guy was there, flooding your ears with epic notes. I LOVE JOHN WILLIAMS. He is so cool, he is the greatest. He made nerd culture so much better with his epic class of epicness.

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Alright, now that I’m done nerding out about Johnny W. I will move on. Hans Zimmer. Now he has a long list of kick as tracks, Lion King, Gladiator, Last Samurai. But all you need to know is……. BATMAN. Nolan’s to be more specific. Hans got to compose the tracks the Bale wore his cape to, which in itself is a lifetime achievement.

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Howard Shore is the next one I would like to touch base on. Now, he has a long impressive resume. But he is the man behind LOTR, that’s right, the fellowship, ringers. The Lord of the Rings music is a wonder in itself. From cute jaunty tunes as we dance around The Shire, to booming epic horns blown as battle breaks out for miles, this man put together one of the greatest soundtracks ever. Nice.

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You know, they say half of what you see is what you hear, so just stop and think how much nerd culture you’ve seen. Yeah, that’s a buttload of music back there. As I have stated previously, my number one fandom, Avatar The Last Airbender has incredible music. Jeremy Zuckerman is a genius! A beautiful musical genius! The music behind this beautiful show could bring a tear to a cowboy’s eye. And don’t even get me started on Legend of Korra. He used a damn Erhu people!

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And speaking of good ol’ TV shows. Arrow and The Flash have an incredible composer as well. His name is Blake Neely. The music in these shows can be anything from dark and creepy to epic and uplifting. I’ve said epic a lot this entry. I’m going to read this after I post it and everytime the word epic comes along I’m going to take a shot. K, anyway, yes, Arrow and Flash. The music is awesome, who could forget Barry’s theme in his double Arrow episodes, before he became The Flash, chills people, I had chills.

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I love all the iconic songs there have been through the ages, the Superman theme, Mario Bros. theme, all music out of Legend of Zelda. I love the Star Wars theme, I love the music of Doctor Who. I love shouting dun dun duh duh dun dun, when Captain Jack Sparrow sets sail. I love it all. Because music is the great connector the world has, and it has connected so many within nerd culture. Yeah.

So as usual, I feel like I’m just getting going on a blog, but I already feel like I’m out of ideas. Oooo I know, I’ll use some skills I learned in school, here this is coming at you from my essay days.

In conclusion, (pretty good hey), I would like to point out that music is super kick ass. People like Jeremy Zuckerman and John Williams make sure of that. Whether it’s the Imperial March or Catwoman’s theme, music can sure help a scene pull you to the edge of your seat or push you back into it.

Till next time

I’m J.W. Coughlan

Comic Review: GFT- Dark Shaman #2

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GFT: Dark Shaman #2

Story: Joe Brusha

Writer: Erica J. Heflin

Art: Sean Hill

Colours: Omi Remalante Jr.

Letters:Jim Campbell

Editor: Nicole Glade

Reviewed By: J.W. Coughlan

Hey Poppers,

I read Dark Shaman two, and here is my review… rhyming is slick.

Now I hadn’t read the first Dark Shaman, so I went in with an open mind. Now, as always Zenescope gave us our catch up. So, after reading that I dove right in. The first few pages of the comic really caught my eye. The layout was incredible, and added to the entire story. The closest thing I can relate this comic to would be The Walking Dead graphic novels. A horror tale of adventure.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this comic was the cut scenes. I really like when the use of cut scenes add to dramatic moments in comics.

For the second installment in a four part story, this comic clipped along nicely, it didn’t drag like the middle of stories tend to sometimes. Now, not to spoil too much, but it ends on a cliffhanger, which since Dukes of Hazzard has always been a good call.

Another thing I found was that this comic did a lot with a little. By that I mean without one hundred million characters in twenty thousand locations the comic stayed fresh and interesting. Like a sprout sandwich…. that might punch you in the face.

Now all that being said, I found the basic idea really really cool, witchy supernatural elements mixed with horror. I stayed invested in the story from start to finish and am excited for stories three and four.

Now if you are a fan of supernatural elements and/or horror, I suggest picking up a copy.

I’m giving this comic four pops out of five.

A smart use of horror that stays intriguing from start to finish.

Remember, comics are to be enjoyed not destroyed.

J.W. Coughlan