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Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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The Ninja Turtles have finally left their liar in the sewers of New York City and entered theaters around the world. How will fans react to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Will it excite fans and succeed or will fans' dislike of Michael Bay (who is not the director of this film) sink it before it even has a chance?

I have to start off by saying that this is indeed a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it feels that way. That is not a bad thing! I actually enjoyed this film and as a long time fan I, like many out there, was nervous about it. However, I am glad to see that I walked out with a smile on my face. I'll also make a note pointing out that I was excited to see this film because I had the opportunity to be a background extra in it and found myself during the film's climactic Times Square battle at the end of the film. Very exciting!

This was a film that was publicly dismissed before it even got started. Fans didn't like the look of the turtles and walked…

The Evolution of Video Games - Acapella Edition! [video]

Go on a journey through some of gamer's fondest gaming memories with this amazing "The Evolution of Video Games - Acapella Edition" video. The singer here does a great job and uses a chorus effect to make him sound "old gamey" which was a great idea. Enjoy the walk down memory lane with these great songs.



Game Index and TimeCodes:
1. Pac Man 1980 - 00:43
2. Super Mario Bros 1985 - 00:58
3. Legend of Zelda 1986 - 01:38
4. Dragon Warrior 1986 - 02:26
5. Tetris 1989 - 03:10
6. Ninja Turtles 1989 - 03:36
7. Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 - 04:14
8. Doom 1993 - 04:55
9. Super Metroid 1994 - 05:38
10. Super Mario 64 1996 - 06:07
11. Duke Nukem 3d 1996 - 06:46
12. Pokemon 1996 - 07:13
13. Resident Evil 1996 - 07:57
14. Final Fantasy 7 1997 - 08:30
15. Zelda Ocarina 1998 - 09:43
16. Metal Gear Solid 1998 - 10:25
17. Halo 2001 - 10:59
18. Katamari Damacy 2004 - 12:01
19. Oblivion 2006 - 12:34
20. Uncharted 2007 - 13:21
21. Credits/Portal Song - 14:07

Source: YouTube - Triforcef…

The Nerdy Bartender - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slushies! [video]

If you are looking for a way to keep the Ninja Turtle weekend alive or just looking for fun new drinks then let me present to you Stacey Roy, the Nerdy Bartender! I've featured Stacey's awesome cosplay videos in the past but now she is starting an all new video series titled "The Nerdy Bartender" that is a lot of fun.

The first episode of The Nerdy Bartender has Stacey Roy creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle slushies! To give the drinks a little more presentation value Stacey painted her glasses to look like the various Turtles' faces which is a fun idea. I also have to say that I love all the Star WarsDoctor Who, and Assassin's Creed collectables in the background! I even spotted a cool Nathan Drake statue from Uncharted 3 on a shelf behind her.

Stacey walks her audience through the process of creating the drinks in a very fun and easy to follow manner which is great. The pop up "Whabam Facts", or "Fun Facts", are also a great touch an…

Nebula wears an alternate costume in this Guardians of the Galaxy concept art.

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A new concept art piece for the character of Nebula from the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy has popped up with Nebula wearing a different outfit. The concept art comes from Marvel artist Andy Park and features actress Karen Gillan as Nebula in an alternate costume. This particular costume has one major change and that is the change to Nebula's top revealing her stomach making it a "sexier" outfit. What do you think of this concept? Think they should have kept this idea and used it for the film?
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Source: Comic Book Movie

Watch a clip from the Star Wars Rebels short "The Machine in the Ghost". [video]

Check out this all new clip from Star Wars Rebels that features two of the show's main characters Hera and Kenan. The clip comes from a Star Wars Rebels short titled "The Machine in the Ghost" that will air this Monday on Disney XD.
"Hera and Kanan have conflicting ideas on what's most important in the midst of a battle with TIE Fighters, in the new Star Wara animated series. You can see the full version of “The Machine in the Ghost” after Gravity Falls (9:00 PM ET/PT) on Disney XD on Monday, August 11th. This is the first of four all-new Star Wars Rebels shorts that will debut on Disney XD on Monday night over the next four weeks." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - IGN

Doctor Who Season 8 opening intro is revealed in leaked video from the show's premiere! [video]

Straight from the premier of of the first episode of Doctor Who's first episode "Deep Breath" comes this great leaked video of the Season 8 opening intro! It's pretty interesting and definitely looks cool but it'll take some getting used to. Make sure to read my comments under the video if this intro seems familiar at all.


If you watch this video and think that it looks familiar then you may be remembering this fan made Doctor Who intro from YouTuber "Billydakiduk" who posted his video on YouTube almost a year ago last September. It would appear that the BBC loved his intro enough that they were heavily influenced by it. I can only hope that the BBC was in contact with him and made a nice deal to use his idea.

Source: YouTube - DarkWhovianRises

A brief visual history of Nintendo handheld consoles. [Video]

Take a look at a brief visual history of Nintendo handheld consoles in this fun fan film. Starting from 19080 with the Game and Watch to the present this video has smooth animation and fun music and it's fun to watch.
"Just a tribute to this great company and all the hours of fun and entertainment. PS: I forgot the 2DS. Nothing personal!" Enjoy!


Brief history of Nintendo handheld video consoles. from Dadot on Vimeo.


Source: Vimeo

Everything Wrong with Tomb Raider (reboot) in 15 minutes. [video]

Inspired by Cinema Sins, YouTuber "Dartigan" is looking to create his own "Everything Wrong" series for video games. He does a good job with this video and I am sure as he makes more the quality will progress. Sit back and enjoy "Everything Wrong with Tomb Raider in 15 minutes"!



Source: YouTube - Dartigan

Get your first look at Anna and Elsa (and Kristoff and Sven) from Disney's Frozen on Once Upon A Time!

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The first photo of Frozen's Anna and Elsa together on ABC's Once Upon A Time has been released! Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig) will be joining the show next season when it premieres on September 28, 2014. I've also included a photo of Elsa and Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), and Sven the reindeer. The Frozen story arc will take place just after the events of the film and will see Anna and Kristoff getting married. The executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz joked that, "In case you are wondering, the happy couple is registered at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna."
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Source: TV.com

New trailer for the CW's The Flash gives you a look at the characters origin! [video]

A brand new trailer has been released by the CW for their upcoming show The Flash! Titled "My name is...", this new trailer shows off Flash's speed and gives fans a peek at the origin story of the character through character narration.

The Flash will air on the CW on October 7, 2014.



Source: YouTube - The CW Television Network

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug extended edition release date is announced!

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Warner Bros. has just revealed the release date for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD and Blu-ray extended edition! Fans can look forward to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting store shelves on November 4, 2014 and it will include 25 minutes of additional footage.

This release comes just a month before the release of the final film hitting theaters which is perfect. If there is one thing that director Peter Jackson knows how to do it is how to release a extended edition. The film will have an added 25 minutes of footage but there will be 9 hours of additional behind the scenes footage. That is an incredible amount of footage.

Will you be picking up The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug extended edition DVD/Blu-ray?

Source: TheOneRing.net

Review - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy!

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As I expected Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel film like no other we have previously seen. For this reason, Guardians is a smash hit. However, let's not be blinded to the fact that this film was not flawless.

First lets look at the cast. Chris Pratt delivers an amazingly impressive job as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. He nails his comedic moments and delivers the dramatic needs of the character when necessary. He is certainly a highlight of the film. Dave Bautista surprised everyone with a perfectly portrayed Drax the Destroyer. He brought big hits and the humor needed to the character. His deadpan wit and great timing on some of the film's funnier lines really made you take notice of the character. The one thing that felt missing from the character is a planned endgame for his attack on Ronan the Accuser. Zoe Saldana shined as Gamora but it was the script that hurt her performance in this film. Saldana blended into the Guardians team very well but the character…

Ubisoft releases the announcement trailer for Assassin's Creed Rogue. [video]

Smack in the middle of the fan anticipation for Assassin's Creed Unity (due out October 28, 2014 for Xbox One and PS4) Ubisoft is announcing a new Assassin's Creed game titled Assassin's Creed Rogue that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PS3. Assassin's Creed Rogue will hit store shelves in November 11, 2014 and will offer a whole new experience to gamers. 
"Become the ultimate Assassin Hunter in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. As Shay you’ll hunt those you previously called brothers from the streets of New York City to the frozen and fractured glacial landscapes of the Arctic Circle. Is Shay a traitor, rebel, renegade or something else entirely? Only one thing is certain, he follows his own creed.  Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a brand new chapter in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed universe. Play as Shay, an Assassin who finds himself at a crossroads and ultimately turns his back on The Brotherhood in order to hunt them down. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available exc…

Watch the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer with the 1987 cartoon theme song! [video]

If you are not a fan of the new official rap song "Shell Shocked" for the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you are in luck. One dedicated fan put together an all new video featuring footage from the new film along with the classic theme song from the 1987 cartoon series! The resulting video is absolutely amazing! Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Jeremy Hyler

Alternate Nova Corps armor revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy!

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A new book titled Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie is due to come out next week but a very interesting image from it has leaked that is getting a lot of attention.

The leaked image is a piece of concept art for an alternate costume for the Nova Corps that we are introduced to in the film. If you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy then you can certainly tell that this armor is different than the one used in the film.

The very interesting thing here is that original scripts had the character Nova in the film and this armor certainly looks like his specific armor. Could this be his armor that eventually got cut along with his character? Could we still see this armor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

The character of Nova is truly great and I would love to see him get introduced soon. Either way, this alternate armor looks amazing!

Source: Comic Book Movie

Six character posters are released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay!

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Lionsgate has released 6 brand new character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1! The posters feature Beetee Latier, President Coin, Effie Trinket, Haymitch Abernathy, Plutarch Heavensbee, and Finnick Odair. The posters show off the style of District 13 and the fact that we see Effie in one of these posters shows us that her role has been changed from the book. So it will be interesting to see what they have planned for her character.
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Look inside the full article to see all six character posters!

Every X-Men film in less than 3 minutes! [video]

Are you a big X-Men fan? Then check out this great video that explains every X-Men film in under 3 minutes!
"Some people just don't have the time to watch all 7 films in the X-Men franchise. This is a completely unbiased, 100% accurate and heavily researched (well... sorta) summary of every thing you need to know about X-Men."


Source: YouTube - Mashable

Warner Bros. released two possible dates for the Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" sequels!

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Warner Bros. recently made a huge announcement by releasing the dates of 11 upcoming films. Nine of these dates belong to DC films but two are labeled as "Untitled WB Event Film". I believe these two dates could possibly be sequels to the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Let's take a quick look at the announced dates with possible movies tied to them.

Untitled DC Film - 08/05/16 (Shazam?)
Untitled DC Film - 06/23/17 (Justice League?)
Untitled DC Film - 11/17/17 (Sandman?)
Untitled DC Film - 03/23/18 (The Flash and Green Lantern?)
Untitled DC Film - 07/27/18 (Wonder Woman?)
Untitled WB Event Film - 11/16/18 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Part 2?)
Untitled DC Film - 04/05/19 (Man Of Steel 2?)
Untitled DC Film - 06/14/19 (Batman Reboot?)
Untitled DC Film - 04/03/20 (Lobo?)
Untitled DC Film - 06/19/20 (Justice League 2?)
Untitled WB Event Film - 11/20/20 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Part 3?)

As you can see above, the film da…

Warner Bros. announces 9 untitled DC film release dates up until 2020!

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Warner Bros. has made a huge announcement by releasing the dates of nine untitled DC films that will be released over the next few years until 2020. Along with these nine DC dates were two "Untitled WB Event Film" dates which could possibly be sequels to the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is setting up events and characters for the Justice League film so it is safe to assume that the upcoming films will be films surrounding those characters. Using the proposed lineup given by Hollywood reporter Nikki Finke back in mid-June, let's take a look at the release dates and possible films to go with them.

Untitled DC Film - 08/05/16 (Shazam?)
Untitled DC Film - 06/23/17 (Justice League?)
Untitled DC Film - 11/17/17 (Sandman?)
Untitled DC Film - 03/23/18 (The Flash and Green Lantern?)
Untitled DC Film - 07/27/18 (Wonder Woman?)
Untitled WB Event Film - 11/16/18 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fin…

Disney Infinity announces Aladdin and Jasmine figures in newest trailer! [video]

Big announcement for Disney and Disney Infinity fans out there! Today it was announced through a new trailer that Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, from Disney's Aladdin, will be getting their own figures for Disney Infinity 2.0. These new figures unfortunately do not come with a playset but will be playable in the new Toy Box 2.0.

It's great to see more classic Disney characters coming out for Disney Infinity. Here's hoping more great character announcements keep rolling out!



Source: YouTube - GameNewsHQ

Disney plans to bring a bigger Star Wars presence to their parks!

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Star Wars has had a steady presence in the Disney parks for some time with the Star Tours ride as well as Star Wars Weekends. However, it appears that Disney plans to roll out some expansions and increase the presence of the hit sci-fi franchise in its parks.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has stated that they are developing ideas and designs for a far greater Star Wars presence in the parks and that more information on the matter will be available next year.

Iger also commented that the Star Wars presence in the parks will be comparible to the Disney Princesses and Cars in the parks. That certainly is a larger presence if they are comparing it to the Disney Princesses!

Are you excited for a Star Wars expansion and larger presence in the Disney parks? I know I am!

Source: Huffington Post

Get a sneak peek at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier bloopers! [video]

In order to entice fans into buying Captain America: The Winter Soldier (as though they needed more reasons), Marvel has released a sneak peak at the blooper reel from the film. I'd love to get a look at the full blooper reel as this sneak peek is pretty funny! Enjoy!


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Source: Comic Book

How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Should Have Ended! [video]

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended have created another great video and this time they focus on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This video makes you stop and wonder why exactly these ideas weren't implemented by the characters in the film. Sure the film would have had a lot less action but it would have made more sense and been a lot shorter. Great work, HISHE. You've made another fantastic video that I laughed throughout.
"Before going into battle, Cap and Team discuss their options and realize they've had something very useful in their possession all along."


PS - I love the Guardians of the Galaxy reference thrown in this video. Did you catch it at 2:18?

Source: YouTube - How It Should Have Ended

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - "Legend of the Yokai" reveals interesting background details! [video]

An interesting new promo clip was released for the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that gives fans a look at the background for the Turtles. According to this motion comic style video, it appears that the Turtles that we know and love may not have been the first of their kind. Interesting?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in theaters on August 8, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Movies Coming Soon

Honest Video Game Trailers - Star Fox 64! [video]

1997 saw the release of Star Fox 64 and the video game world took notice! Star Fox 64 remains to this day a cherished game by gamers but it's time that we take a closer look at the game that we all loved so much. Smosh Games has released an Honest Trailer for the game and it will uncover all the funny moments of the game that fans love joking about.
"Experience the Epic 1997 title "Star Fox 64" like never before. Relive your favorite moments of the Star Wars Franchise dressed as a team of four bad ass furries. It's time to show those monkeys who's boss. Oh and don't forget; Do a Barrel Roll!"


Source: YouTube - Smosh Games

George R.R. Martin's children's book The Ice Dragon will be getting republished!

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George R.R. Martin’s children’s book The Ice Dragon was first published in 1980 but it is now getting republished (again). The book was republished in 2007 with new illustrations but with the growing popularity of the hit show Game of Thrones the book is getting renewed interest. The new publication will feature great artwork from the Spanish artist Luis Royo.

The Ice Dragon is said to be set in the same world as Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (the books that Game of Thrones is adapted from), but fans should not expect the same kind of tone. Since this is a children's book there will not be sex and very bloody scenes in it. It was explained to me that this book is like The Hobbit to The Lord of the Rings. Though it is not said outright that this book is set in Westeros, fans will be able to find plenty of similarities between the two settings. Martin may also reference The Ice Dragon in the newest Game of Thrones book.
"There's also a possible reference to the tale i…

Game of Thrones Season 4 bloopers! [video]

During the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con a new blooper reel was shown for the 4th season that is bound to make every fan out there laugh. Check it out below and enjoy!



Source: YouTube - GameofThrones

Honest Trailers - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze! [video]

Screen Junkies has just released their "Honest Trailer" for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze! Travel back to a time when the Turtles were still completely awesome and yet still managed to be bad at the same time. (Use your weapons!! They're right there!)
"Before you see the Ninja Turtles reboot, relive TMNT's most infamous on-screen adventure: the totally tubular, Vanilla Ice-flavored '90s time capsule that is "TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze!"" This Honest Trailer will make you realize how much you completely loved the original 1990 film and how you want to go rewatch it right now.



Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

Deleted scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug released! "Traveling through Mirkwood Forest". [video]

Warner Bros. has released a deleted scene from the upcoming extended edition of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This deleted scene features the band of dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins, trying to make their way through the bewitched Mirkwood Forest.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition will be on store shelves on November 3, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Xpayne1

Nintendo Direct - Hyrule Warriors - August 4, 2014! [video]

If you did not get to catch the Nintendo Direct for Hyrule Warriors last night then be sure to check it out now! It featured an amazing amount of new information from new playable characters, items, modes, character/weapon upgrades, and even new outfits for your fighters. There is SO much to talk about from this Nintendo Direct but for now I'll let Yosuke Hayashi from Koei Tecmo Games and Eiji Aonuma, Hyrule Warriors Supervisor from Nintendo and producer/director of several The Legend of Zelda games, explain all the new game elements to you. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Nintendo

Fan creates touching film tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. [video]

It was recently announced that Hayao Miyazaki's animation studio, Studio Ghibli, is taking a break from animating feature films to assess its current situation and figure out how to move forward. The films to come out of Studio Ghibli over the last 29 years have touched many fans and have been instant classics to them. One fan, Alexandre Gasulla, edited together her own video tribute to Miyazaki and the incredible films that he created.

Film clips include; Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

This film tribute is truly touching. Enjoy!



Source: Vimeo

Nintendo officially ends the Sheik gender debate by giving us the definitive answer.

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Since the character of Sheik was first introduced in the 1998 Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, fans have been widely split on the gender of the character.

There are certainly valid arguments on both ends (but more for Sheik being a girl) and after all this time the topic has once again been making its round now that Sheik is a playable character in the upcoming Wii U game Hyrule Warriors. Now it appears that a representative from Nintendo has stepped forward and has given us the definitive answer and put the debate to rest (hopefully). Nintendo's Senior Product Marketing Manager Bill Trinen has clarified that Sheik is in fact female.
"We asked Nintendo if there was an official word on this, and they answered the call. Nintendo's official line, quoted from Nintendo senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen, is this: "The definitive answer is that Sheik is a woman — simply Zelda in a different outfit."" There you have it! Straight fro…

Watch a 7 minute extended clip from Star Wars Rebels! [video]

A fantastic new clip has been released for Disney's upcoming show Star Wars Rebels and it is 7 1/2 minutes long!
"In this special extended preview of Star Wars Rebels, the Empire arrives on Lothal -- bringing tyranny with them. Imperials and stormtroopers establish an intimidating presence on the planet, enforcing strict new laws for trade and arresting citizens for expressing dissent of any kind. A young boy named Ezra, however, discovers that a mysterious group is attempting to steal cargo from the Empire. Intrigued, he tries to take it for himself – and ends up on the run from both Imperials and this small band of rebels.  Star Wars Rebels, set between Episodes III and IV of the Star Wars saga, will premiere in October 2014 with a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world."


Source: YouTube - Star Wars

New Spider-Man spin-off film could feature a female lead!

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Sony Pictures has been working on expanding their Spider-Man universe with their current projects "Sinister Six" and "Venom" (now rumored to be titled "Venom Carnage"). It appears that they may be adding one more spin-off to this list and it could feature a female lead character!

Sony Pictures has hired Lisa Joy Nolan (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice, Westworld) to write this new film. At the moment there is no word yet on what character this new film will focus on but many fans are thinking that it could be Black Cat, Silver Sable, Firestar, or Spider-Woman. The most likely is Black Cat, aka Felicia Hardy, since Felicia was already introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 played by Felicity Jones.

Are you excited at the possibility of a female lead super hero film? What female Spider-Man character would you want to see featured on the big screen?

Source: Deadline

New Hyrule Warriors trailer shows how powerful Lana can really be! [video]

The "White Sorceress" Lana proves she has more than just magic up her sleeves in this new trailer for Hyrule Warriors coming out for Nintendo's Wii U. Lana looks like she is going to be really fun to play as and her move set shown in this trailer combined with her first looks incredible!

Hyrule Warriors will be released for the Wii U on September 26, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Nintendo

Deleted scene from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has Peter Parker find out his father is alive! [video]

It appears that director Marc Webb has planned an alternate ending to his film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  The deleted scene features a moment at the end of the film where Peter Paker (Andrew Garfield) finds out that his father Dr. Richard Parker (Campbell Scott) is actually alive and is given some wise advice that convinces him to return to the life of "Spider-Man". "With great power comes great responsibility."


Post by Daniel Ruiz.

Source: Facebook - Marvel Fase 2

Deleted scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier explains why Steve Rogers went back to his old suit! [video]

A deleted scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier has surfaced that a scene that follows the S.H.I.E.L.D. announcement by Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) that Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, has just become public enemy No. 1. This deleted scene also explains what exactly happened to Steve Roger's new "stealth" suit and why he went back to his original suit. Enjoy!



Source: USA Today

James Gunn sends a thank you letter to the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, crew, and fans!

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Fans have fully embraced Marvel's new film Guardians of the Galaxy and writer and director James Gunn is truly grateful. The film has exploded at the box office and it is being spoken about in a very positive light everywhere you look.

Wanting to thank his cast, crew, and certainly his fans, James Gunn took some time to write a thank you letter to everyone expressing just how grateful he is.

Here is the letter that Gunn posted on his Facebook fan page:
"Thanks to all of you who saw (and are seeing) Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, from the bottom of my heart. The Guardians are a group of oddballs, outcasts, and geeks. The movie is for anyone who ever felt cast aside, left out, or different. It's for all of us who don't belong. This movie belongs to you. And, today, I think we're doing okay.  I am of course happy with all the film has accomplished box-office-wise. But what touches me the most is that the film I told the folks at Marvel I wanted to make two yea…

Owls and ravens get confused in this Harry Potter and Game of Thrones crossover comic!

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With so many people using birds to deliver their messages, it was only a matter of time before some of them got confused and delivered them to the wrong person. Take a look at this clever Harry Potter and Game of Thrones crossover comic where an owl and a raven wind up at the wrong destination.
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Source: Tor

Task Force X (the Suicide Squad) is explained in the new Batman: Assault on Arkham clip! [video]

With just one week left until its release, a new clip has been released for the DC animated film Batman: Assault on Arkham. It features the character of Amanda Waller talking to the members of the Suicide Squad and explaining to them what "Task Force X" is. (In the film Task Force X is another name for the Suicide Squad but Warner Bros. could not use the term "suicide" for a children's film.)

Film synopsis:

"When the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, Batman soon becomes involved. But things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well."Batman: Assault on Arkham will hit store shelves on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on August 12, 2014.



Source: YouTube - WarnerBrosOnline

Every Easter egg in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! [video]

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has been released to smash hit reviews and box office sales. If there is one thing that Marvel definitely does right in their films it is Easter eggs and Guardians is no exception! It is full of them from start to finish and in case you missed any, YouTuber "Mr. Sunday Movies" has compiled them together in a wonderful video. Check it out below and see if you caught all of the mentioned Easter eggs! (Or maybe you found one that wasn't in this video? Let me know in the comments!)

*Spoilers in video!



Source: YouTube - Mr. Sunday Movies

Acting like Dumbledore in real life would be a great combination of creepy and funny! [video]

Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter franchise has many quirks that fans find to be charming and funny. However, if fans did some of the things that he did in real life they might be considered to be a little creepy. Take a look at this great video from Buzz Feed that shows exactly how creepy (or funny) some of Dumbledore's actions would be in real life.



Source: YouTube - BuzzFeedVideo

Chewbacca's secret is revealed in this funny comic!

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Chewbacca has been holding a secret from all of his fans for many years but it appears that the secret is out!
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Source: Pictures In Boxes

Harry Potter vs The World - A brilliant Harry Potter and Scott Pilgrim mash-up! [video]

Take a look at this hilarious mash-up video between Harry Potter and Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I'm a big fan of Harry Potter but I have to admit that the films would be very entertaining if show in the style of Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Sit back and enjoy "Harry Potter vs The World"!



Source: YouTube - The Unusual Suspect

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Temple/Palace Theme acapella! [video]

Check out this great, original acappella arrangement of the video game song "Temple / Palace Theme" from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link by YouTuber Smooth McGroove!



Source: YouTube - Smooth McGroove

Studio Ghibli announces they will shut down their animated film department!

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Recently, there have been a lot of rumors going around that Studio Ghibli is in danger and that they could be shutting down all together. These rumors began to circulate shortly after Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement so most assumed that this was just people overreacting to Miyazaki's announcement.

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki shocked the anime world when he appeared on the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku TV show in Japan and announced that Studio Ghibli will dismantle their anime film department and will now only manage its trademarks. This is very surprising news after 29 years of amazing films.

The world has certainly lost a creative and innovative animation company. It is being reported that the translation of the interview may imply that Studio Ghibli may be taking a break as they restructure their anime department and rebuild but for the moment the studio will stop making feature films. All the same, this is very sad news.

Are you upset by this sudden news? Is there a…