News and Updates From Around The Web
An Amazon listing for the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn 4K Blu-ray has revealed what Warner Bros.’ next animated movie will be, and it’s Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Continue reading
Alcon Entertainment has announced that the long-awaited “Blade Runner 2049” will score a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at this year’s Comic Con.
The Blade Runner 2049 Experience will be open to the public in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter and will replicate the movie’s setting, complete with the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of Los Angeles 2049.
The actual Spinner vehicle from the new film will be on display, along with other vehicles, costumes and art. There will also be an Oculus VR experience which will immerse visitors in the world of the film, and a sneak peek at the limited-edition Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut bottle inspired by the original prop from the first film.
The exhibit runs from Thursday, July 20th to Sunday, July 23rd. Additionally, Empire has released a new limited edition subscribers cover for their latest issue, one teasing the film with a custom piece of art. That issue will be on newsstands on July 13th.
I must first begin by apologizing for the lateness of this post. I had meant to post it sooner, but as soon as I got home from the show I became so swamped that I was never able to write about it. Please don’t take the 2 week buffer between the end of the show and my post as any indication relating to my feelings on the show.
The two new films of Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” franchise, Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and Ron Howard’s “Han Solo” spin-off film, are reportedly sitting out this month’s San Diego Comic Con.
SDCC Unofficial Blog spoke with Lucasfilm’s publicity unit who said: “Our presence at SDCC 2017 will be focused on our booth on the convention floor, so there will be no press events or interview opportunities this year.” Continue reading
A trailer has been released for John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China” board game which is in the final stages of development with both a deluxe version and a regular retail version available for pre-order.
You and up to 3 other players (1-6 in Deluxe) take on the roles of their favorite iconic heroes from the film like Jack, Gracie, Egg, and the rest of the gang.
HERO. LEGEND. KING. Watch Marvel Studio’s Black Panther teaser trailer now.
“Cowboy Bebop,” a critically and commercially successful 1998 Japanese anime series, is set to be adapted into a live action television series by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein.
The live action version will be executive produced by Sunset Inc. — the studio responsible for the original animated iteration — as well as Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Midnight Radio consists of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Chris Yost will write the adaptation. Continue reading
Amongst the most anticipated films on the way is “Ex Machina” writer/director Alex Garland’s new film “Annihilation,” an adaptation of Jeff Vandermeer’s intriguing novel.
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez play four women sent into the mysterious ‘Area X,’ a portion of land in the United States that has been quarantined due to abnormal activity. Continue reading
Following the first trailer the other week, a new poster is out for Netflix’s upcoming “Castlevania” animated series. Japanese video game magazine Famitsu premiered the artwork which hearkens back to the classic NES artwork of the game.
The dark medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.
The animated series is from Frederator Studios and is executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar. It is slated to premiere July 7th.
I’ll be honest; I hate filtering. I hate that there is so much crap my kids can be exposed to that I HAVE to filter, 24/7 on every single form of media just to make sure we stay within the realm of age-appropriate content. It’s frustrating. Exhausting. It’s flat out annoying. It’s annoying for ANY parent, but I think it’s especially so for a geek mom. Even more so when you are fairly conservative in your line of thinking when it comes to what you will allow your children to experience. When you are adamant about timing of exposure to certain stories, behaviors and experiences, it can make momming pretty challenging when all you really want to do is immerse yourself, and your family, deep within the four color well of never ending awesome. Now, I know plenty of geek moms who don’t think twice about it, let their kids watch whatever and their children are perfectly well behaved, well adjusted humans with good attitudes, so what am I so worried about??