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Batman:Arkham Asylum Coming August 25th

Posted in Comic Books, Video games with tags , , , , on May 29, 2009 by trevdog54

Batman: Arkham Asylum Coming August 25

Earlier this month, Batman fans were dealt a theater-alleyway-caliber punch in the gut when Eidos officially announced Arkham Asylum was being pushed until some unspecified date later this year. Well, as Evil Avatar reports, it’s time to dry your tears and dust off your capes, because the Dark Knight will be delivering his brooding brand of justice on August 25 in the US and August 28 across Europe.

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Raimi Reveals more on the Spider-Man 4 Villains (or villian-esses)

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags on May 28, 2009 by entertainmentmagic
Sam Raimi has exclusively revealed to MTV more information on who or what may be going up against Spider-Man in the next movie…
This from MTV’s Splash Page- Continue reading

Iron Man II at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , , , on May 27, 2009 by entertainmentmagic
Scenes from the upcoming movie Ironman II were filmed at Edwards Air Force base May 11th through the 13th, using 60 members of the military as extras and technical advisors.
This from the Airforce online paper… Continue reading

A Pair Of Transformers 2 Photos

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags on May 27, 2009 by entertainmentmagic

Today we have a pair of brand new photos for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The first image focuses on main characters Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes and the second photo is a very cool shot of Optimus Prime, heroic leader of the Autobots. Continue reading

G.I. Joe International Poster

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags on May 27, 2009 by entertainmentmagic

So far the only G.I. Joe posters we seen have shown off more black leather than actual human skin. Today we have the official international poster for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, and it’s pretty much a rehash of the posters we’ve seen before (the characters are pretty much in the same poses), only with two noticeable differences:

The first real images of what look to be Cobra Commander and Destro!

 

First take a quick look at the poster:

G.I. Joe International Poster Click Image for a Larger Version 

 

It’s sorta cool how they angle the title and all the film info to separate the G.I. Joes and Cobras into their separate corners. As far as the images of the Joes – like I said, pretty much the same as the images we’ve seen before on previous posters. On the Cobra side – the images of the Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) are pretty much the same as their individual character posters.

But what about those two Cobra operatives lurking in the upper right-hand corner? The one all the way to the right with the half-mask on: could that be Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)? That would make the figure in the full mask and helmet none other than Destro (Christopher Eccleston), I’m guessing. Sweet.

Of course if those two figures ARE Cobra Commander and Destro, then they bear little resemblance to their original cartoon counterparts, or even the Cobra Commander and Destro action figures we saw a few months back. But hey, it’s a movie and changes are going to get made. After all, in Destro’s case it would look somewhat ridiculous if a bad guy was running around with a steel head for most of the movie (see Shaquille O’Neal in Steel for a prime example of what not to do).

Also, I love the tagline for the Cobra team, “Evil never looked so good”. Um, is that line referring to the three masked and/or disfigured Cobra guys – or is that entire tagline solely referring to the shapely hemispheres of Sienna Miller’s ass? No doubt the latter. What a stupid tagline.

Does seeing all your favorite G.I. Joe characters on one poster give you a thrill? Or does it leave feeling further skeptical about the prospect of Rise of Cobra being any good?

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009

Reboots. Good or Bad?

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by entertainmentmagic

          For years now reboots have become a part of Hollywood. Now reboots are a completely different thing than remakes, remakes are a movie being made to be exactly like the movie its remaking, a reboot is taking a film franchise and taking it in a new direction. Many recent reboots have been extremely successful, like Batman Begins, Superman Returns, Incredible Hulk, and Star Trek. But are they a good choice to make, Yes. If you wait long enough people will embrace a new vision of a franchise. When you don’t wait long enough, like the Incredible Hulk, people don’t understand what you are doing. Most of the people I know thought it was a sequel. Continue reading

Michael Bay Discusses Transformers 2 + The New Imax Poster

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , on May 26, 2009 by entertainmentmagic

Michael Bay Talks Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen

The LA Times had a chance to sit down with director Michael Bay to discuss his career and next month’s eagerly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The conversation touched on the extremely large scope of the film and the difficulties of having it completed in such a short amount of time considering the type of film and post-production work involved. Continue reading