The Legendaires apparently had no fear of clowns, no matter how disturbing, creepy or perverted they were.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Disney shuts down Miramax. Good luck, Marvel.
The Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz is heartless. That's the only way to explain this t-shirt of him putting the smack down on C-3PO.
DC Comics offered promotional rings with their Blackest Night tie-ins. Now they're at it again with a Green Lantern and Flash ring.
Smilin' Stan Lee gives his opinion about the Spider-Man reboot and his cameo in Iron Man 2 while on the set of The Big Bang Theory.
Get a sneak peek of Hogwarts castle at the soon to open Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios Orlando.
"Finish him!" A remake of Mortal Kombat is on the way.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Some weeks it's hard to pick just one comic book for Cover of the Week. This week it was especially difficult with such dramatic artwork on some of my favorite titles. Blood pouring over Spider-Man, an exhausted Daredevil after a street fight and Batman gripping an armed maniac are all powerful images but it was the helplessness of Supergirl collapsed in a hospital hallway that won. I'm always a sucker for a sad ending.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Marvel Animation and BET have created a new Black Panther animated series. So far it's only aired in Australia with no US air date or network. X-Men's Storm is in the series so obviously the series follows the current Black Panther storyline. Stan Lee provides the voice of General Wallace and Djimon Hounsou voices the lead role. Every fan boy agrees that Hounsou is the perfect choice to play the Black Panther but we were all hoping for a live action movie.
It takes Diff'rent Strokes to move the world but it only takes one angry midget to cause a domestic disturbance. Gary Coleman was arrested in Utah over the weekend.
The writers of Star Trek 2 promise it will be about the villain.
Samuel L. Jackson talks about his appearance in the upcoming Thor movie. "Nobody's told me anything. I was reading the trades last week and I saw the cast list. My name was in it, so maybe I am doing something that I don't know about and I'll hear about it soon."
Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt be the next Spider-Man? He's keeping mum about playing everyone's favorite wallcrawler but he's already talked to the director about the reboot.
"Avengers Assemble!" Earth Mightiest Heroes have had a lot of teammates over the years and fought many villains including the Skrulls, Thanos, Ultron and loads of others. See if you agree with the 15 Defining Avengers Moments.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Like your girls with a little meat on their bones? How about girls with a lot of meat in their teeth? Then you'll love the My Zombie Pin-Up 2010 Calendar. Pick up yours for only $9.99.
"Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?" If so, download Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space absolutely free!
Finally something for those that love sad poetry and paper crafts: an Edgar Allan Poe paper toy.
For all you Batman collectors, pick up a reproduction 1966 Batboat model kit featuring the Dynamic Duo on water. Or better yet, the Bates Mansion model kit from Psycho.
Ryan Reynolds brags about his co-star Blake Lively in the upcoming Green Lantern film.
Everyone has seen the Batman television show but do you know The History of DC Comics on TV?
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This video has been making the rounds. I received it in an e-mail from my cohort Stan. After a little research, I discovered the name of the group and ages of the players:
Michael (8) and Sullivan (10) play a bluegrass version of El Cumbanchero on mandolin and guitar with sister Molly (16). The photo above shows them with bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley.
Check out their father's website for more info and visit Molly's website for her music and a list of her appearances.
Working on DSTG!, I run across a lot of videos and stories. Some are interesting and bizarre and others are rare gems. I Love Sarah Jane fits into the latter category; a zombie film but very unique and different from other living dead films. It's a short film written by Spencer Susser & David Michôd and directed by Spencer Susser.
Here's hoping that I Love Sarah Jane is made into a feature film.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
In 1838 the American author Edgar Allan Poe wrote one of his most famous tales The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, a story about three men adrift in a boat, who survived by killing and eating their companion, a cabin boy named Richard Parker. In 1884, thirty-five years after Poe's death, a yacht called the Mignonette sank in a storm en route to Australia from England. Four of the crew put to sea in an open boat, and three were rescued twenty-four days later. They had survived by killing and eating the fourth member, a cabin boy named Richard Parker. They eventually returned home to a heroes' welcome and received only six months' imprisonment.
From The Giant Bathroom Reader
Johnny Depp will be in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, due in theaters May 20th, 2011, but Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly are out as well as the original director, Gore Verbinski.
"It's a mad house! A mad house!" That's right, there's a Planet of the Apes prequel in the works.
Can you play video games and chew gum at the same time? Prove it with this Atari Joystick Gum.
Sweet Tooth was the best comic book of 2009. Now you can catch up on the adventures of Gus and Mr. Jepperd with Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 due in stores May 12th, 2010. Stop by your local comic book store and pre-order your copy now!
Stargate Atlantis star Jason Momoa will be playing Conan the Barbarian.
Sony has picked Mark Webb to direct Spider-Man 4.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This should be the final poster for Kick-Ass since the film is scheduled to be released on April 16th. The MPAA doesn't allow blood to appear on movie posters so instead we get a splash effect from the costumes. Nice touch.
Friday, January 15, 2010
In 1984 Argentinian police found a set of bones belonging to a missing nineteen-year-old, Carlos Sanchez, beneath a Buenes Aires building which was used by devil worshippers. The occupants explained that they had phoned an order for pizzas, but after an interminable delay had decided to eat the delivery boy instead.
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Teddy Thompson comes from a musical family, and while he was inspired by folk music, he grew up listening to Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. He's stated that these artists influenced his own music, which is a mixture of folk, rock, country and pop music. His lyrics have been compared to his father's, Richard Thompson, but he has his own unique style and covers such themes as love, loss, fame and self-loathing.
You can learn more about Teddy Thompson on his official website and purchase his music here.
Make a splash when you wear a Star Trek wetsuit.
Don't like being wet? Stay dry with this Batman umbrella. Thanks, Stan!
Iron Man 2 will be flying into IMAX theaters.
Principal photography for the upcoming Thor movie is underway.
May the force be with your feet with these Adidas Star Wars shoes.
Netflix is coming to the Wii console.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I took German in school, so maybe that's why I don't understand this Star Wars skit... dance... thing. Or maybe I need to start taking drugs and watching sci-fi films to have a clue about what the hell is going on here.
I have to admit, I'd never heard Beyonce's song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" until I ran across this video featuring a mash-up with The Andy Griffith Show theme song. Add some Andy Griffith to a Beyonce song and I am interested.
Kitty Pryde returns to mutantkind this March in Uncanny X-Men #522.
The sci-fi film Moon, featuring Sam Rockwell, was released on DVD yesterday. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.
WWE wrestler The Rock wants to play Black Adam in the Shazam movie.
Tobey Maguire dresses up like Spider-Man for kids' birthday parties.
We avoided a Sam Raimi Spider-Man 4, now if we can just dodge this Ghost Rider sequel. Ugh.
Verily I say unto thee, set thine eyes to a website where one might imagine what The Big Lebowski would be like if it was written by William Shakespeare.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
If movies have taught us anything, it's that robots want to rule the world. We all know the story, mankind builds robots and eventually the robots rise up to take over earth. Maybe robots like Roxxxy will only take over prostitution and pimps will have to fight a war for their whores. Either way, the future is looking pretty bizarre. Roxxxy made her premier at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas and has lots of features, except being attractive.
The life-size robotic girlfriend comes complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin.
"She can't vacuum, she can't cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean," TrueCompanion's Douglas Hines said while introducing AFP to Roxxxy.
"She's a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person."
Roxxxy stands five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, "has a full C cup and is ready for action," according to Hines, who was an artificial intelligence engineer at Bell Labs before starting TrueCompanion.
The anatomically-correct robot has an articulated skeleton that can move like a person but can't walk or independently move its limbs.
Robotic movement is built into "the three inputs" and a mechanical heart that powers a liquid cooling system.
Roxxxy comes with five personalities. Wild Wendy is outgoing and adventurous, while Frigid Farrah is reserved and shy.
There is a young naive personality along with a Mature Martha that Hines described as having a "matriarchal kind of caring." S & M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.
People ordering the robots online at truecompanion.com detail their tastes and interests much like online dating sites but here, the information is used to get the mechanical girlfriend in synch with her mate.
"She knows exactly what you like," Hines said of Roxxxy, noting that Rocky will also come with personalities.
"If you like Porsches, she likes Porsches. If you like soccer, she likes soccer."
Roxxxy will chat with her flesh-and-blood mate, and touching her elicits comments varying according to personalities.
She is wirelessly linked to the Internet for software updates, technical support and to send her man email messages.
But if you want a Roxxxy of your own, start saving now because she cost $7,000 to $9,000 depending on the features you select.
Using nothing but the sounds from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, YouTuber Pogo created a musical tribute to his favorite action movie.
"Each section is composed entirely of sounds from a major scene in the film. For example, the Terminator pounding on the fire escape door is used as a kick drum. Bones breaking play the role of a snare. Electrical disturbance acts as a crash cymbal."
Now turn up your speakers and enjoy the musical styling of breaking bones.
Not surprising, Jonah Hex is in trouble and is reshooting. Wow, who would have guessed a movie featuring Megan Fox would be a disaster.
Directors The Hughes Brothers were once offered The Dark Knight with possibly Clint Eastwood in the role of Bruce Wayne.
Want to see Jabba the Hutt strip? You bet you do when it's a Star Wars themed burlesque show on stage.
Brightest Day is the hilarious named sequel to Blackest Night.
Ethan Hawke ruins movies, now he wants to ruin comic books.
Artist David Finch signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Finally some good news about the Spider-Man movies. Sony plans to reboot Spider-Man with a new director and cast. From the official press release:
Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.
The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.
My only concern is that Sony may go the Ultimate Spider-Man route and make Peter Parker too contemporary and ruin the character. Still, the franchise was in desperate need of a new director and cast. Spider-Man 4 is slated for 2012.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Son of musical artists Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson was born in London, England. He moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to pursue a music career and began playing and singing in his father's band.
In 2000, he released his debut self-titled album which received critical acclaim. Over the years, Thompson released three more albums with his latest, A Piece of What You Need, from Verve/Forecast in June, 2008. "In My Arms" was the first single from the album and earned a spot on the UK Singles Chart. In 2009, he joined Elton John on tour and was the opening act.
You can learn more about Teddy Thompson on his official website and purchase his music here.
I love it when a plan comes together. Too bad the trailer for The A-Team movie didn't come together. *sigh*
June 29, 2012 is the Stardate for J.J. Abram's sequel to Star Trek.
The writers of Zombieland will be penning the upcoming Deadpool movie.
Gossip Girl's Blake Lively is the female lead in the upcoming Green Lantern film. The movie begins filming in March.
Speaking of casting news, Adriana Barraza is in talks to join the cast of Thor.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who saw Spider-Man 3 but Spider-Man 4 has been delayed and is apparently in trouble.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
I've been debating on starting this new feature spotlighting the weird and often gross stuff that floats around on the internet. Working on DSTG! leads to some bizarre sites, stories and videos. The post may not exactly fit with the rest of the site but if you're like me (and if you're reading this, you probably are a little like me), then you're intrigued by the freaks, the weirdos and strangeness that inhabits our world.
I'll try to post warnings for some of the future WTF of the Week posts. While this first item isn't exactly gross, it is disturbing and I hope to God, it doesn't inspire a bunch of copycats. A few weeks ago, I did a post featuring tattoos for your teeth. Now some prisoners have figured out how to tattoo the whites of their eyes.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Quirk Books has a sequel in the works for their Pride and Prejudice and Zombies called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.
Watch the abysmal 1990 Captain America movie on Hulu for free. Sorry, they won't pay you to watch it.
Archie will be appearing on US stamps in July 2010.
The Man of Steel takes on the Greatest Boxer of All time in a reprint of the 1978 DC Comics Superman vs. Muhammad Ali.
Iron Man 2 is already inspiring cosplayers. Check out this impressive War Machine costume.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Everybody wants to be a superhero and save the day. Growing Up Heroes is a site where people submit their childhood photos dressed up as their favorite superhero.
Dazzler would be envious of this wedding on roller skates.
It's official: Disney owns Marvel. *sigh*
Actor Tim Roth says he's ready for another Hulk movie. His contract was for a total of three films. "It would be so much fun to do it again. I’m in it for three."
Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire gives his list of Favorite Comics of 2009.
Friday, January 1, 2010
After victimizing everyone he could think of, Chairman Mao mobilized the entire Chinese nation to take it out on the sparrows. Sparrows eat cereal crops, and so over a period of forty-eight hours about 80 million Chinese took to the streets and fields and banged woks and gongs until the birds dropped dead of exhaustion. It was a popular move with most people because the Chinese loved fried sparrow. Without the sparrows to control worms and other pests however, agricultural disaster followed. With the natural food cycle altered, 43 million people starved to death over the next three years.
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