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Bond 25: Danny Boyle High on MGM’s List to Direct (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

With Daniel Craig already on board to return as 007, MGM and Eon are looking to hire a director for the next installment of the James Bond franchise. High on their list is “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle, though sources tell Variety that no formal offer has yet been made. Boyle has keen interest in the project…

via Bond 25: Danny Boyle High on MGM’s List to Direct (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety


WWE Superstar John Cena Staring Duke Nukem?

John Cena is another WWE Superstar that has taken up the second carrer as an actor. I have seen a few of the films that he has done. The films I have seen him in I have to say that John is better at comedy. If the film can mix a action and comedy and not a huge budget attached to the film. John Cena may have a hit on his hand.

John Cena is in talks to star in Paramount’s “Duke Nukem” movie, a big-screen version of the long-running video game franchise. The project is set up at Paramount-based Platinum Dunes, which is operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. No director or writer is attached yet. Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991…

via John Cena in Talks to Star in ‘Duke Nukem’ Movie — Variety

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer Sets Record for Most Views in 24 Hours — Variety

Disney’s trailer for Emma Watson’s “Beauty and the Beast” has set a new record with 127.6 million in its first 24 hours, the studio announced Tuesday. The previous two records had been set by “Fifty Shades Darker” with 114 million views and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with 112 million views. The number for “Beauty……

via ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer Sets Record for Most Views in 24 Hours — Variety



Johnny Depp Will Star in the Fantastic Beasts Sequel — TIME

Johnny Depp is joining the wizarding world. The actor has been cast in the sequel to the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, EW has learned. Depp, whose role is being kept under lock and key for now, also makes a brief cameo in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Fantastic…

via Johnny Depp Will Star in the Fantastic Beasts Sequel — TIME

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.


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.

arrow starwars

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.


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

spider bite

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?)


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.)


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,


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:


K seriously bye.

Cosplay Thursday: Dave Barsi

Hey Poppers

So this Thursday I have another local Cosplayer from Edmonton. Dave Barsi. Dave in involved with a local Cosplay group in the Edmonton area, Edmonton Cosplayers. Dave was kind enough to do a interview with me.

Well Dave give the readers a quick intro about yourself

I consider myself a big nerd, with a lot of creative ambitions.  I enjoy making all sorts of stuff.  I really love science fiction, and can’t wait for all the future stuff to actually exist.  Until that day, I will tinker around trying to make it myself.

How did you get involved in Cosplay?

I always enjoyed dressing up, since I was a kid.  But generally, costuming was reserved for Halloween, and a few other occasions each year.  It was only when I discovered Conventions that I had a proper outlet for doing it more often.  Before I started going to Cons, I new a bit about cosplay, but didn’t realize how popular or impressive it was. My first real convention was DragonCon in 2011.  My friends and I threw a few quick costumes together, but seeing the number of costumes, and the quality really jump started my creativity.  From then on I had a full blown hobby of designing and building costumes.

You mention that you attended DragonCon. How was that experience?

DragonCon was pretty amazing!  It was my first real convention, and it was a great way to jump into the scene.  Friends and I had been trying to go to SDCC, but were unable to get tickets.  So we decided to try another con, and we ended up choosing DragonCon.  It was a long way from home for us, but a fun trip.  I was blown away after the first evening when it started up.  Nerds had come out of the woodwork and flooded downtown Atlanta.  Almost instantly, everyone was in costume, and being in plain clothes really made you stick out.  But everyone was there to have a good time, to socialize, and enjoy eachother’s creativity. Prior to DragonCon I had been starting to research cosplay, and get into a few communities for about a year at that point, and I was able to meet a number of people I had gotten to know online.  All in all it was a great experience, full of parties, panels, and parades (and also lines, no con is complete without lines).

How many other Cons have you attended?

I am still fairly new on the scene, so my list is still growing.  I have attended about 4 different cons.  The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has been my regular con for the last several years.  I do look forward to exploring more conventions in the future.  It is fun to see different places, and/or see how the shows grow and change year to year.

473137_323022477826362_206921026_oSo what other things do you enjoy about geek culture?

There are so many things in geek culture to love.  Again, I love sci-fi stuff and am open to almost anything of that flavor.  I love movies, books, comics, graphic novels, gaming, and all the creative stuff that surrounds them.

What things are you geeking out about at present?

My work schedule has kept me from actively geeking out for much of the summer, so mostly I am just getting hyped about some of the new stuff coming out.  I am looking forward to some big game releases this fall such as Destiny, and Borderlands – The Pre-Sequel.

Do you follow any of the top cosplayer and if so who?

I do have a number of favorite Cosplayers, along with a much longer list of people I admire.  First would be Kamui Cosplay.  I stumbled across her work when I was first getting into cosplay, and was blown away by it.  She also has done up some nice tutorials to help others out.  I am also a big fan of Volpin Props and Punished Props.  Volpin has, and continues to make amazing things, and I dream of the days when I can be at that level.  And Bill at Punished Props has been really great at making tutorials and helping the community to learn about cosplay.

Is there any cosplay costume you want to try and do?

I have a list that grows faster than I can build.  But, my secret master plan at the moment is to build a terran marine from Starcraft 2.  I love armour, and most of my projects are armour related.  That is to be my next project, once I finish up my ODST suit.

IMG_4631Is you cosplaying more for fun or do you hope for more, business?

I think it can be both.  Right now I generally do it as a creative outlet, and for my own fun.  I am open to the idea of doing it as a business, but I don’t know that I could ever do it full time.  The business side is something I have thought about often.  Maybe in a few years if I am successful enough at my own projects.

Does your family like and understand what you do?

My family does enjoy my exploits, even if they all don’t fully understand it.  When I finished building my space marine Armour last year, my Dad loved it so much that he made t-shirts for us!  That was a pleasant surprise.

 What is your favorite part of doing Cosplay?
I like the hands on creativity.  I get to turn materials into wearable art, and help bring characters to life.  I like that it is something that is so easily shared with other people.  From the WIP to the final product, people love to see projects and how they are made.  It is great to see characters you love walking around in real life.
Finally any advice for people thinking about getting in Cosplay?
Dive in! Don’t worry about being overly ambitious; if there is a project you want to do, give it a try.  There are lots of online communities that are flush with information and helpful people.  Also, it is a learning process.  Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or try new things.  Even the pro makers out there are still learning new things as they go.  My space marine took about a year to build, and I learned so many new things.  I messed up in some places, but that helped me to improve in others.  
Again I like to thank Dave for doing this interview and I hope to see him at either the Calgary Expo or the Edmonton Expo. If you are intereted in talking to Dave Barsi you can contacted him through the Edmonton Cosplay Facebook Page.