Category Archives: Film and Television

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Out Now: “Batman: Assault On Arkham” (8/12/2014)

Fans of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies will be excited to know that the latest feature in this line of films has just been released and is entitled “Batman: Assault On Arkham”. It’s been available on digital servicing for a few weeks already but was just released to Blu-ray and standard format DVD yesterday. Check out the cool cover.

DVD - Batman Assault On Arkham - 2014
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Airing Tonight: “4th and Loud” (8/12/2014)

“From Arena Rock to Arena Football” is the tagline for AMC Network’s latest program and this might be of interest to the KISS Fans of the world since it features Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and presents them as the owners of the Arena Football team the “LA KISS” and the new reality series has its premiere this evening. Check out the poster.

Poster - 4th and Loud
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Warner Brothers Pictures Locks In Dates For Upcoming Films

So I want to apologize for being a few days late with this news but yeah the big scoop is that Warner Brothers Pictures has locked nine dates that will continue what they are going to be presenting in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. That film was originally supposed to be released in May of 2016 but they moved it up a couple of months to March which many are saying was to avoid competing with Marvel Studios release of “Captain America 3”.

Logo - Batman vs Superman - Dawn Of Justice

As you already know, “Batman v. Superman” stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill and will essentially be the second film in their own cinematic universe. If one can trust these dates and their mystery films, it looks like we will be getting two new DC superhero films a year all the way up until 2020 which is pretty cool. If Marvel Studios keeps putting out two to three films a year then there has never been a better time to be a geek. Below are the newly announced dates for the as yet undisclosed films that will occupy the slots.

Aug. 8, 2016: Undisclosed Film
June 23, 2017: Undisclosed Film
Nov. 17, 2017: Undisclosed Film
March 23, 2018: Undisclosed Film
July 27, 2018: Undisclosed Film
April 5, 2019: Undisclosed Film
June 14, 2019: Undisclosed Film
April 3, 2020: Undisclosed Film
June 19, 2020: Undisclosed Film

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m sorry but I am laughing over here because as much as the news about the possibility of nine more superhero films is coming to some sort of launching point is awesome, it seems kind of ridiculous to make a big deal out of dates alone with no idea about a film. Maybe it comes from the immediate success that Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” seems to be finding. That film opened up just over a week ago and people are raving about it. I have not yet seen it but its my plan over the coming days for sure since I don’t want to risk any spoilers about it. Of course this film follows the earlier in the year release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” which was incredible. Warner really has to step up their game with these films because Marvel is already riding high on entertaining us with this stuff. Hopefully we shall see a trailer for this “BvS” film soon enough. So let’s be hopeful for what will fill all of these slows. I will assume that there are single films focused on various Justice League members. What films do you hope that Warner Brothers Pictures offers up with these heroes? Let me know in the comments below.

Learn more about the growing superhero universe from the Warner Brothers Pictures side of the fence via the official Wikipedia entry below.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Extended_Universe

Opening Today: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (8/8/2014)

“Cowabunga Dude”! It’s time to prepare your staff, sai, sword and nunchucks as the new live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film opens today. Check out the poster and the premise below and then we’ll chat about it a little bit.

Poster - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2014
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Opening Today: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” (8/1/2014)

I’ve said for awhile that is was time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get more cosmic and what better way to do it than to bring “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” to the big screen in the teams live-action debut. Check out the poster below and then we can discuss a little deeper.

The Premise: I will not even defer to the film’s Wiki entry because their plot reveals too much for me to share in this new broadcast post but essentially the film features a disparate and rag tag group of unlikely heroes from numerous worlds and species. When Thanos dispatches a dangerous henchman Ronan The Accuser to retrieve an artifact that he needs they band together and realize that they can help protect the galaxy from threats of this kind. The trailers have shown that there is a healthy dose of tongue in cheek comedic lines to be found in the film but I am okay with that since Marvel always did have a sense of humor when it was necessary. I don’t think we will be getting slapstick here so don’t worry. I like what I have seen so far and I really enjoyed the original Guardians team that had Starhawk, Charlie – 27, Martinex and Vance Astro so I am hopeful that this does the task that it is supposed to and expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos where so much more cool stuff awaits its fans. Can Captain Marvel or Adam Warlock be far from making appearances or am I dreaming while typing this narrative for you. Only time will tell. Readers might be interested in learning that while the film is only opening up today is the everywhere sense, they have already confirmed that we shall see a sequel. I think I know where “Avengers 3” will be heading. So let’s take a look at the cast and tell me my friends will you see this film? What are your hopes? Please no spoilers if you have somehow been lucky enough to see it somewhere.
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