Monthly Archives: May 2010

Official Green Lantern Movie Synopsis Revealed

ComicBookMovie.com posted a short synopsis of the upcoming Green Lantern film today. There are no major spoilers but roles and minor plot lines are outlined.

“Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.”

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First Full-Length Trailer For Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

The film based on the graphic novel series stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Johnny Simmons, Ellen Wong, Allison Pill, Mark Webber and Anna Kendrick. It opens wide on August 13th.


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Melbourne Sets Superhero Record

The Guinness World Record for the most number of people wearing superhero costumes in one location has been broken in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne smashed the previous record of 1091 people wearing super hero costumes in the one place held by the UK, when 1245 people gathered at Federation Square.

The Central Business District was no place for bad guys on Saturday with Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and other comic book heroes portrayed hundreds of times over by people of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes.

Superman was the most popular hero, closely followed by Batman, Robin and Spider Man.

The girls were out in force too, dressed as Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl and Hawk Girl.

The managing director of Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Australia, Preston Lewis, shouted triumphantly in his American accent: “We did it, we broke the record.”

“To see all those people, young and old, families, babies in Fed Square was great, they were so enthusiastic,” he said.

The youngest hero was nine-day-old Rhys Hapmton, of Sunbury. His mother, Elise Guymer, said superheroes run in her family.

“He’s following in the footsteps of his two brothers who are always dressing up as Batman,” Ms Guymer said.

“He’s the Bat Baby of the family.”

The event was held to celebrated the 75th anniversary of the release of the first DC comic.

Watch a slideshow of the event HERE.

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Introducing The New WIRED App For The iPad

Download the new WIRED app ($4.99) and be the first to experience this groundbreaking magazine with exclusive iPad content. Go behind the scenes of Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Spin the interactive Mars map to see the human impact on the Red Planet. Hang out in the recording studio with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. See the greatest special effects in modern film—all in one reel. It’s the WIRED vision of how technology is changing the world—and it’s only on the iPad.

In the June issue of WIRED, you’ll find:

- The inside scoop on how a commando team rescues hostages, how Cheetos are made, and how great jokes get written.
– The definitive guide to gardening for geeks.
– The story of Charles Komanoff, whose spreadsheet could eliminate traffic jams.
– The best new LED TVs, tested and rated.

You’ll also get more iPad extras like:

- A video journey aboard a real Con Air flight.
– A behind-the-scenes tour of a biobank—a warehouse of frozen medical tissue samples.
– Expanded slide shows, video, music, and more

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Celebrity Cameos On Batman

One the Batman TV show, the Dark Knight and his trusty sidekick would effortlessly scale the side of a building often times running into unusual guest stars.

Here are some memorable appearances from one of my favorite childhood shows.

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An Interview With Grant Morrison About Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne

Grant Morrison is currently writing a six-issue miniseries, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (DC Comics), that some consider one of the comic-book events of the year. Being touted as an event-creator is something this 50 year-old, Scottish-born writer must be used to by now. Morrison’s knack for rich conversational dialogue and intricately knotted plotting has garnered raves since the 1980s for everything from his big hits (the current, superb Batman and Robin series) to cult favorites (the your-head-will-explode The Invisibles).

Entertainment Weekly spoke to Morrison about Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, the second issue of which has just arrived in comic-book stores. There’s also news about a BBC sci-fi TV project Morrison is working on. Read the interview HERE.

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Celebrate X-Men Day On July 8th

A new era for the X-Men begins on Thursday, July 8th with the release of X-Men #1 and Marvel is proud to celebrate with the inaugural X-Men Day! In the first X-Men #1 in almost 20 years, Marvel’s mighty mutants enter the Heroic Age to face a deadly new threat, courtesy of fan favorite creators Victor Gischler and Paco Medina! Mark your calendars and be the first person on your block to score great X-Men Day commemorative items like the exclusive limited-edition cover print featuring Paco Medina’s “We Are The X-Men” images, exclusive variants, mini-posters and more! Plus, fans can’t miss the chance to add their own heroes to the X-Men lineup by sketching on the X-Men #1 Blank Variant!

Plus, Marvel would like to thank participating retailers with a special advance screening edition of X-Men #1 Premiere Variant! This limited-edition comic, featuring a personalized letter from Vice President, Executive Editor Axel Alonso, won’t be made available to the general public or retailers not participating in this historic event!

On July 8th, the X-Men enter into an all-new, all-different X-Men #1 and no fan can miss the celebration known as X-Men Day!

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LOST: The Complete Collection

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced LOST: The Complete Collection due on August 24th. This unique box set will retail for $229.99 and $279.99 on DVD and Blu-ray respectively.

NOTE: You can pre-order the set at Costco for $145 HERE.

LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION – Contents

- Every Episode in the Series (Seasons 1 through 6)

- Over 30hrs of Season 1-6 Bonus materials (previously released materials from Season 1-5 and the all-new Season 6 bonus material)

- A unique series of featurettes that takes viewers on very personal tours of Oahu where the series was created, with key cast and crew as they reflect.

- Exploring the global phenomenon that is Lost, bonus showcases events ranging from the series cast and crew at San Diego’s famed Comic-Con convention to international voice recordings, local events and even fan parties, all of which helped make the show into a worldwide favorite.

- A closer look at some of the props with cast, writers and producers, exploring their significance, stories and emotional ties to the characters.

- Humorous yet emotional look at every character who died on the series

- 16 hilarious Lost “Slapdowns” featurettes showcasing celebrity Lost fans who confront Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to ask press questions about the final season, including the Muppets and cast members Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson, Rebecca Mader and more.

The exciting collectible packaging also includes:  a Special Edition collectible ‘Senet’ Game as seen in Season Six, a custom LOST island replica, an exclusive episode guide, a collectible Ankh, and a black light penlight.

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Rumor: New $100 Apple TV

For its next Apple TV, Apple may ditch the set-top box form factor and instead cram a media player into a tiny device running the iPhone OS, according to Engadget.

The blog cites an anonymous tipster who claims the next Apple TV has been described as “an iPhone without a screen,” containing only two ports — the power socket and the video-out — and the same internal architecture as an iPhone. The next Apple TV is also rumored to feature 16GB of Flash storage and support for 1080P HD. The device will cost only $100, according to the tipster — significantly lower than the current $230 system. Engadget did not provide a time frame of when to expect the device.

Most interestingly, Engadget claims the device will have a strong focus on cloud-based media, meaning most video you view will be streamed from the internet. That’s plausible, given that Apple is building a gigantic data center and the company recently acquired streaming-music service Lala. Some sources have also said that Apple is planning to reboot iTunes into a streaming media center.

In conference calls with investors, Apple has repeatedly referred to its Apple TV as a “hobby,” implying it’s still a niche product that has yet to be a blockbuster hit. If the rumor turns out to be true, then this certainly sounds like a compelling revamp of the Apple TV.

Engadget’s rumor follows Google’s announcement of Google TV, a web TV platform based on the Android operating system.

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Stan Lee to Sign Ultimo at Pasadena’s Rock’N Comic-Con On Saturday May 29th

Another exciting event this Memorial Day weekend for those in the Pasadena California area!

ULTIMO co-creator Stan Lee will appear at Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 for an exclusive signing of ULTIMO Vol. 1!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet with the legendary comic book creator at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 East Green Street), Booth 402 from 2-3PM on Saturday May 29th!

ULTIMO is created by the historic collaboration between Western comic legend Stan Lee and acclaimed Japanese manga creator Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King). Created by the mysterious Dr. Dunstan (who has an uncanny resemblance to Stan Lee), mechanical dolls Ultimo (the ultimate embodiment of good) and Vice (the ultimate embodiment of evil) battle each other across 1,000 years to prove whether good or evil is the most powerful force of the universe!

Those who haven’t had the chance to check out ULTIMO Vol. 1 yet will have the opportunity to purchase a copy at the show, at the cover price of $9.99 (no tax!). For more information on Rock’n Comic-Con 2010, please check out their website, at http://www.rockncomiccon.com.

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