Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the Wondercon trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim yesterday and it 100% reinvigorated me. I was starting to worry that this was just going to be another, almost boring, “summer blockbuster” when this new footage came along and convinced me that it would be anything but. I also learned (and re-learned) a few things about the film that effectively killed all the second guessing I’d been doing, so I figured I’d jot them down.
“When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”
Head inside for 5 Things We Learned From The New Pacific Rim Trailer!!READ MORE
IDW announces that Transformers: Monstrosity is available online starting today for all digital platforms. “Monstrosity” is a direct sequel to the “Autocracy” storyline. It will be a 12-chapter series written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with artwork from Livio Ramondelli.
Martians! Team ups! Double crosses! Lasers blasting! Explosions! Witty banter! Giant yellow boots! Don’t trust Mars to do anything but terrorize and entertain you at the same time! This fun issue feels like a classic wacky episode of the original Transformers cartoon but in comic form as Mars Attacks The Transformers One-Shot. READ MORE
I remember when I was a wee tyke, I begged my Dad to take me to the highly age-inappropriate Jaws 4: The Revenge. It took some doing but finally, either out of fondness for the original film or a desire for me to shut up, he relented. I remember seeing Michael Caine’s name on the poster and asking my Dad why it had a rectangle around it when none of the other actors’ names were highlighted. He said something to the effect of, “Oh, he’s a really good actor.” I entered the theater buoyed by that added legitimacy factor – I was taking my Dad to a classy movie.
Because I was young and stupid, I remember walking out thinking I had just seen a masterpiece. Then I made the mistake of making eye contact with my Dad. One glance at my father’s stunned, pained and defeated visage and it was clear – he had just been through hell. I don’t remember much else from that screening, except for the fact that Mario Van Peebles died (and I liked the scene where Lance Guest’s wife flung her underwear at him).
I caught up with the movie on VHS (which going by the release patterns those days might have been almost a year later), and was surprised to find that Mario Van Peebles lived in the home video cut. This was almost as upsetting as having all of the curse words edited out of the 1986 Transformers when it hit Blockbuster. I didn’t remember any huge differences outside of that, but I was obviously pretty dumb because they changed the entire manner in which the shark decided to die after being rammed by captain Lorraine Gary.
Head inside to check out two endings and vote for which awful one you prefer! The shark roars in BOTH of them! READ MORE
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like the books that the upcoming Vampire Academy is based on are doing some fairly shameless Twilight aping. That being said, this thing takes place in a school, right? So the hiring of Mark Waters (Heathers) to write and Dan Waters (Mean Girls) to direct is actually a pretty damn good sign. After all, Heathers and Mean Girls are two of mainstream cinema’s best high school takedowns so perhaps they can do something interesting and sharp with this.
Don Murphy (Transformers 1-4) is producing, so it looks like this thing might actually happen. In the film, “Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.”
You can check out more on the film’s Facebook page. Based on the talent involved, color me interested. Also, someone let me know if these books are actually any good!
As a child of the 80s, my favorite part of watching “The Transformers” television show was The Dinobots. Any episode they showed up, I knew there was going to be some awesome Decepticons smashing. I confess, I never understood why Optimus Prime and The Autobots didn’t just send them into every battle and mop the floor with their enemies. I always wished they would somehow merge into some gigantic robot and destroy that punk Devastator…sorry, cartoon flashbacks.
Ahem. Where was I?
Oh yes, Transformers Prime: Rage of The Dinobots #1 showcases the new version of the Dinobots, and they’re not the ones I grew up with. READ MORE
As teased last week, IDW has sent out official details on the Mars Attacks event at IDW Publishing. The vicious Martians with a plan for vengeance will be invading almost all of the IDW ongoing titles including “Popeye”, “Chew”, “Transformers”, “GI Joe”, “Ghostbusters”, “KISS”, and others. The event begins on January 2nd, 2013. For full details, cover art, and a list of all books involved, hit the jump. READ MORE
IDW announced a major crossover event that will has the Mars Attacks martians invading the following titles: “Transformers”, “Popeye”, “The Real Ghostbusters”, “Kiss”, and “Zombies vs Robots”. The publisher released a set of teaser images featuring the aliens attacking the various logos. No specific details have been announced regarding plot or length of the event, but it is set to begin at the turn of the new year. I imagine it will take a similar for to the “Infestation” event. See all the teasers below. READ MORE
Have you been reading my words aloud, trying to match a voice to them so you could more easily pretend what it would be like if I was sitting next to you, late at night, with my hand on your upper thigh? Maybe you picture me uttering Shakespearean dialogue in the velvety tones of James Earl Jones, or with the disarming charm of Nolan North? If you answered yes then look no further, because the Dead Pixels Podcast is back and this time it’s brought with it an added dose of yours truly.
From now on you can expect new episodes of the podcast to go up every second sunday of the month. I suppose those of you who enjoy surprises might not be too fond of the lack of unexpected episodes, but as my grandpa always says, tough shit, (don’t listen to him, he’s a mean dude.) So if you want to hear TJ and I attempt a discussion on video game news like the so-so E3, The Secret World, and Duke Nukem Forever, this might be for you. Sadly, neither of us have great attention spans so we also found ourselves in tangents on Transformers 3, The Human Centipede, and the really fucking tasty Mountain Dew: Pitch Black. More from TJ past the break. READ MORE
Linkin Park has been a part of the Transformers films since the first one came out in 2007. This time, the band has decided to use a more subtle, low-key song than What I’ve Done or New Divide, instead using Iridescent off their latest album, AThousand Suns. After the jump, you can check out the official music video.
It has been a wild ride with IDW Publishing on their insanely epic crossover event better known as “INFESTATION”, but as of today the series will officially be coming to and end with the release of the second iss as the worlds of all of the companies biggest franchises collide. Of course, that being said, you can find a 6 page preview beyond the break, because we are just that awesome. Oh, and by the way “BRITT”, the “BLACK CAT” called, and she would now like her costume back. Read on for the skinny…
Bloody-Disgusting scored an exclusive interview with Rev Theory frontman Rich Luzzi, who talks to us about the upcoming album, ‘Justice’, which hits stores this upcoming Tuesday. We talked about the new album, all of the upcoming tours and festivals and also got exclusive word that they might appear on a very high profile movie coming out this summer. Wanna know what it is? Check out the interview after the jump!
Alien invasion movies are the new cool. This became apparent when four of the major Super Bowl TV spots featured an alien attack of sorts.
My question to you is this: which of the following are you most excited for? You can watch all four TV spots in HD beyond the break.
Super 8: The J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that is said to follow a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties – and when they develop the film they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame. In theaters June 10 from Paramount Pictures.
Battle: Los Angeles: Jonathan Liebesman’s sci-fi horror film inspired by true events. For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before. In theaters March 11 from Columbia Pictures.
Cowboys & Aliens: Jon Favreau’s awesome looking alien flick that begins when a spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. In theaters July 29 from Universal Pictures.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon: Michael Bay’s third film in the franchise that begins when the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle. In theaters July 1 from Paramount Pictures.
The time is almost here “G.I JOE”, “TRANSFORMERS”, “GHOSTBUSTERS”, and “STAR TREK” fans, as later this month publisher IDW will release the inaugural issue of their massive crossover event that spans multiple franchises entitled, “INFESTATION”! The first issue drops on January 26th, but beyond the break you can get a special 5 page look right now! Read on for the skinny!
Move over Marvel Comics, because there’s an even bigger publisher wide crossover for the undead planned, and it is coming your way this January from IDW Publishing! Today at New York City ComiCon the publisher announced the “INFESTATION” that will run from January through April 2011, and unite some of the publisher’s biggest brands including “G.I JOE”, “TRANSFORMERS”, “STAR TREK”, and even “GHOSTBUSTERS”! Inside you can find all the details on the announcement as well as a plethora of images from the series! Read on for the skinny!