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New Disney Infinity 2.0 trailer has the Marvel heroes fighting to "Walk This Way". [video]

The newest trailer of Disney Infinity 2.0 has the Marvel super heroes rocking out and fighting to Aerosmith's "Walk This Way". This new edition to Disney Infinity looks like it will be so much fun to play and I cannot wait to pick it up.



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Should you trust your favorite pop culture doctor?

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This funny chart from College Humor titled "Should You Trust That Doctor?" shows whether or not you can trust particular doctors. Featuring some of the biggest doctors in recent pop culture, this chart ranges from Dr. Huxtable (The Cosby Show) to the drink Dr. Pepper. See where your favorite doctor ranks on this chart and let me know if your favorite doctor is missing and who it is!
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Kokiri Forest theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is played beautifully by violinist Taylor Davis! [video]

Taylor Davis has released an all new The Legend of Zelda violin video and I highly recommend checking it out! Playing the Kokiri Forest theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time you can see that Taylor was having a lot of fun during the filming of this video. The forest environment is great and the added touch of wearing Link's outfit from the game adds to the excellence of the video. Taylor is an extremely talented violinist and has great sound. If you are interested in more music from Taylor or want to pic up her albums (including an all Zelda album) check out her website.

Enjoy the Kokiri Forest theme by Taylor Davis!



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Mario vs Minecraft Steve - Let the fight begin! [video]

Check out this fun fan film that pits Mario against Minecraft Steve in a showdown that shows that the characters just don't get along. This video is a lot of fun and has some terrific effects. Fighting for a one-up mushroom, who will come out on top?



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Read an excerpt from the upcoming book Star Wars: A New Dawn!

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It was a controversial move when Disney and Lucas Film decided to streamline the Star Wars canon library and do away with the Star Wars Expanded Universe. (Everything formally known as the "Expanded Universe" is now known as "Legends".) This move set it so that only the feature films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels would be canon as well as a series of upcoming books. It was announced recently that the first book to become part of the new canon would be Star Wars: A New Dawn. This book, written by John Jackson Miller, would be a prequel to the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels and would chronicle the story of how Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla meet and become the leads in the new show. (Star Wars Rebels will take place in between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.)

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, Star Wars fans can now take their first peak at the upcoming book with this amazing excerpt:

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New video game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze" is announced!

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A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game is underway from the development company WayForward that will bridge the gap in between seasons 2 and 3 of the hit Nickelodeon show. This new game will be titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze and will be released for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Featuring a side-scrolling adventurer that will allow players to swap between turtles at will, this game brings a non-linear world to gamers that will reward exploration and creative thinking.

Here is a description of the game from the press release:
"The game quickly heats up as Shredder, Tiger Claw and a new army of mutants threaten the streets of New York, forcing Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo to take action into their own hands. The game’s distinguishing feature is its vast, interconnected, non-linear game world, which rewards exploration and creative thinking. Powers, upgrades and equipment scattered across New York and Dimension X opens…

Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 13 minutes! [video]

Check out this special "Everything Wrong" video for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 created by Screen Junkies! Yes, you read that right. Screen Junkies and Cinema Sins switched places and created each others signature series for this film. I think Screen Junkies did a fantastic job with this video and like their Cinema Sins friends, pointed out a lot of little details that may have slipped by fans while watching the film.
"What in the world?! That's right folks, Honest Trailers and CinemaSins switched bodies to take on one of 2014's most sinful movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. You heard that right: we made an Everything Wrong With... and they made an Honest Trailer. Everyone gets us mixed up anyway, so why not?" Enjoy!
(Catch Cinema Sins' "Honest Trailer" for The Amazing Spider-Man 2here.)



"On the bright side, a 14-year-old boy just got a scholarship to Oxford. Yay!"

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Marvel is set to release anti-bullying variant covers for their big titles in October!

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In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October), Marvel is teaming up with STOMP Out Bullying to bring awareness to the program and it's cause. Bullying has become a big issue for children in today's society and Marvel is hoping to bring a positive message to its readers with the help of heroes such as Captain America, Hulk, the Avengers, the Inhumans, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel will be releasing special STOMP Out Bullying variant covers that will be sold exclusively at comic shops for Captain America #25, Guardians of the Galaxy #20, Legendary Star-Lord #4, Rocket Raccoon #4, Hulk #7, Avengers #36, and Inhuman #7.
"We are privileged to join forces with Marvel Entertainment on this critically important bullying and cyberbullying prevention campaign,” said Ross Ellis, founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying. “Bullying and cyberbullying have reached epidemic proportions, with one out of every four kids being a victim. And bullying tra…

New trailer for Once Upon A Time shares footage from the Frozen storyline! [video]

During the ABC special "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" a new trailer was aired for the Frozen storyline that is about to take place on Once Upon A Time. They also revealed that the story will focus on the relationship of Anna and Elsa and take place after the events of their animated film. There is plenty of things seen in this short trailer about the older characters as well and a few little Easter eggs to find too. Watch the all new Once Upon A Time promo below!



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Jennifer Lawrence is ready to be the Mockingjay in the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 poster!

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Jennifer Lawrence is looking badass as Katniss Everdeen in the new poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 that was released by Lionsgate! Granted, maybe it's Katniss' outfit that looks badass and we only see the back of her but it's still Lawrence wearing it. What do you think of Katniss' rebel warrior "Mockingjay" look so far?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will explode into theaters on November 21, 2014.
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Fan Art shows off the evolution of Catwoman in television and film!

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Take a look at this brilliant evolution flow chart that shows off the evolution of DC's Catwoman! The artist behind this piece is Jeff Victor and the cartoon art style he uses is a lot of fun. The chart takes us through Catwoman's years on television as well as films.
"A tribute to one of the greatest comic characters of all time: Catwoman! I can't decide who I like better- Michelle Pfeiffer or Julie Newmar. Which Catwoman is your favorite?" I have always loved the Batman: The Animated Series Catwoman. I always found her to be a lot of fun and I love the outfit she wore. Although it looks like another, the 2011 costume in this lineup is Catwoman's look from the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold and it was modeled after her 40's-50's costume. Which Catwoman is your favorite?
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New Six Flags Fiesta Texas roller coaster "Batman: The Ride" will be the world's first 4D free fly coaster! [video]

Get ready adrenaline junkies and roller coaster enthusiasts! An all new Batman roller coaster is coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas named "Batman: The Ride" in the summer of 2015! This new coaster will be unlike anything you have seen before. This will be the world's first 4D free fly coaster which will start off with a 120 foot hill climb and have two drops that go beyond 90 degrees! The coaster will flip passengers head over heels 6 times (your seat actually spins in circles as well as the whole train car).  The coaster will have 5 cars holding 8 passengers each. This roller coaster looks like so much fun! I'd love to get down to Texas at some point to try this out!

Warning: Some spots in this video have a first person point of view and may get you dizzy if you are prone to that.



Source: YouTube - Six Flags

Honest Trailer - The Amazing Spider-Man 2! [video]

This week Screen Junkies and Cinema Sins have switched places and are doing each other signature series, "Honest Trailer" and "Everything Wrong". This week both groups focused on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Here we'll see Cinema Sins doing an "Honest Trailer" for the film. It took some time to get used to the new voice over for this video but you can see that Cinema Sins had fun making this video.
"What the hell is going on?!?! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!! Or, more likely, we've traded formats with Screen Junkies for the day. So they're doing the Everything Wrong With video and we did the Honest Trailer. The target: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both teams worked independently, using the other's format, and both teams had an embarrassing amount of fun doing it. We get accused of coordinating with Screen Junkies a lot, so we finally did." Tomorrow I'll post up the other half to this crazy team-up…

New promo for The Walking Dead Season 5 tells us "You are not safe"! [video]

AMC has released an all new promo video for The Walking Dead Season 5 and it has some great new footage. Titled "You Are Not Safe" this new promo shows us that things are only going to be getting worse for Rick and his group of survivors.

The Walking Dead returns on October 12, 2014 at 9/8c.



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Green Arrow and Black Canary have a friendly competition in the newest DC Nation short "Onomatopoeiabot"! [video]

Check out this fun animated DC short titled "Onomatopoeiabot" that features a playful competition between Green Arror and Black Canary while protecting the city. These DC Nation shorts are always a lot of fun and this one is no exception. The animation style is great and I know DC fans will love it. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - DC Entertainment

First image of Allison Williams as Peter Pan is released for NBC's Peter Pan Live!

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Last year, NBC aired a live production of The Sound of Music which received smash hit ratings. This December, NBC will be looking to recapture that magic by airing Peter Pan Live!

This new production will star actress Allison Williams as Peter Pan. Williams follows the classic theatrical trend of casting a female in the role of Peter Pan. Previous incarnations of Peter Pan had Cathy Rigby, Sandy Duncan, and Mary Martin take the role.

Allison Williams has released on her Instagram page the first official image of herself as Peter Pan and she looks amazing. We see her sitting on a ship’s mast all ready to go. She commented on the picture that "I was all ready to cut my hair, then was told by the folks who actually know what they’re doing that a wig works better for everybody." Allison Williams’ Peter Pan seems to have a bit of a trendier look to him but it still looks great! Take a look at Allison Williams in the photo below and let me know what you think of her look.

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Watch the legendary Dragon Con 2014 parade in its entirety! [video]

Dragon*Con has come and gone and for those in attendance an amazing time was had. How do I know? Because Dragon*Con is filled with nothing but awesome and stories that come out of it are always amazing.

One of the best things about Dragon*Con is the legendary Dragon*Con cosplay parade. This parade showcases amazing cosplays from just about every genre you can think of. If you weren't able to attend this year, you can now watch the entire parade thanks to Dragon*Con TV! The parade is 1 hour and 19 minutes and if you are into cosplay and awesome geek cars then it is a lot of fun to watch! The three hosts commentating throughout the parade did a wonderful job as well keeping you informed what groups and costumes were going by. See if you can find your favorite character(s) in this parade. Which cosplays are among your favorite here?
*The actual parade begins at the 12:30 mark.

Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - DragonConTV

Stan Lee's original cameo for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is revealed!

It appears as though Stan Lee's cameo in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was initially much different than the one that made it into the film. The original cameo actually had Stan Lee in a glass case within The Collector's collection. Along with posting a picture of the planned cameo on his Instagram, director James Gunn explains the scene as well as clears up the rumor that the scene was cut because Disney would not allow it.
"#gotgpicoftheday At a panel on Sunday at Dragoncon, I talked about a deleted @realstanlee cameo in Guardians, and promised the folks there I’d post a photo on Instagram - so here it is! As you can see, this is not Stan, but a double. In the original cut of the film, when the Guardians enter the Collector’s museum, Rocket looks over and sees Cosmo the dog in one display case, Quill looks over into another display case and is surprised by a tentacle slapping against the glass, and Groot looks over and sees, in another display case, Stan Lee. In …

Watch the all new 4 minute Star Wars Rebels sneak peek! [video]

A new sneak peek has been released for the upcoming Disney show Star Wars Rebels and its 4 minutes long! The new clip features the entire crew of The Ghost and shows the relationships and dynamics of the group. I don't know about everyone else but I am really getting excited for this show!



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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirms his DC film character to be Black Adam!

Dwayne Johnson has teased fans about his upcoming DC film role for a quite some time but today he has officially let the cat out of the bag! Dwayne Johnson will officially be suiting up in the new Shazam film not as the title character but as Black Adam! Johnson confirmed the news earlier today through his twitter account. Fans will recognize Black Adam as Shazam's arch enemy but their have also been stories where Black Adam was imagined as a corrupted antihero. We'll have to wait and see how the character is played in the film but it's a great casting! Are you excited to see Dwayne Johnson star in the upcoming Shazam film as Black Adam?

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam#TheAntiHero#DCComicspic.twitter.com/Qk55eNf3R7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014

Source: Twitter - Dwayne Johnson

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Behind the scenes look at the iconic clock tower scene's visual effects! [video]

Jump behind the scenes with Senior VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen, CG Supervisor Bob Winter, and Animation Supervisor Dave Schaub of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and take a look at how the iconic clock tower scene from the film was created.



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Super Mario Bros. by the numbers! How well do you know the plumber's franchise? [video]

Everybody knows Mario from the Super Mario Bros. franchise by Nintendo but how much do you really know about the franchise? Let's take a look at some of the numbers the franchise has turned out and see if you know these surprising facts! For example; why did Nintendo America commit $80 million to give  1.2 million gamers of Party Party gaming gloves? Or how many weeks was Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. theme was on the Billboard ringtone charts? Find out these answers and more in the video below!



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New Star Wars Rebels short features Ezra finding a crashed TIE Fighter! [video]

Disney has released the fourth short for their upcoming show Star Wars Rebels and this time it stars the young Ezra as he encounters a crashed TIE Fighter. This new short is titled "Not What You Think" and shows fans that Ezra has a lot of bravery and spunk about him.



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. released a teaser trailer for Season 2! [video]

The new trailer for Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been released and it gives fans a first look at Season 2 footage! It seems the main idea here is that S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to be trying to go back into the shadow and help people "even when they don't know it". This is interesting considering that is how S.H.I.E.L.D. operated for many years until they were outed and became a public organization. Perhaps the HYDRA uprising and downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D. will allow them to step into the shadows easier.



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New video from Nintendo Japan shows off the New Nintendo 3DS and its features! [video]

A new video has been uploaded by Nintendo Japan that shows off the New Nintendo 3DS and some of the new features that can be found on this updated 3DS.

What are your thoughts on the New Nintendo 3DS? Will you be picking one up at launch when it hits your area?



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Once Upon A Time's Season 4 promo teases Elsa's entrance to Storybrook. [video]

A chill is falling over Storybrook in Once Upon A Time's new promo for Season 4!

The new promo has Elsa walking the streets of Storybrook while the main characters (in their Enchanted Forest outfits) look on not yet sure what to make of her. How long will it take before we find out why she was locked inside Rumpelstiltskin's vault? Will actress Elizabeth Mitchell be playing the original Snow Queen like the rumors suggest? How will Anna and the other Frozen characters play into the show? There is a lot of questions for this upcoming season and although I personally think it is too soon to be doing a Frozen storyline, I'm a little curious to find out some of the answers.

Watch the all new Season 4 promo below!



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See what Ghostbusters would be like with an entirely new (and hilarious) cast! [video]

The casting for Ghostbusters was perfect in my opinion. Everyone did exactly what they had to and the movie was a smash hit. However, what would it have been like if the casting was entirely different? Take a look at this hilarious animated video that stars Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson, Paul Reubens (Peewee Herman), and Bill Cosby as the Ghostbusters! I honestly wouldn't mind seeing how this whole film would play out. Enjoy!



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Watch actress Karen Gillan shave her head for Guardians of the Galaxy! [video]

To everyone's surprise, Scottish actress Karen Gillan revealed at last year's San Diego Comic-Con that she had shaved her head completely for the role as Nebula is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now a year later a video of Gillan shaving her beautiful red hair for the film has found it's way online for all her fans to watch. The fact that Gillan went all in and really shaved her head for this role is a credit to her dedication. Well done, Karen! You were amazing in Guardians of the Galaxy!



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See how Westeros comes to life in this Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown! [video]

HBO's Game of Thrones is a smash hit with fans everywhere. The story is sensational, there is plenty of action, and the show's visual effect are amazing. This video by Rodeo FX, the effects team behind the look of the show, shows off the visual effects breakdown of the show's armies, castles, landscapes, and more! Sit back and watch Westeros come to life!



Source: Vimeo - Rodeo FX

Video Games: The Movie! From humble beginnings to a global phenomenon! [video]

From humble beginnings the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar that has gripped the globe. Produced by actor Zach Braff and narrated by actor Sean Astin this movie takes a look at how video games have grown to the global phenomenon. It has interviews some of the industries leading names and gamers including Chris Hardwick, Nolan Bushnell, Alison Haislip, Hideo Kojima, Wil Wheaton, Cliff Bleszinski (CliffyB), Hiroyoki Kobayashi, Warren Spector and many more!
"From executive producer Zach Braff and CliffyB comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead." You can now purchase the filmon iTunes and at the official …

New promo is released for Arrow Season 3! [video]

An all new promo has been released by the CW for season 3 of Arrow and it has some great new footage! Watch a kiss between Oliver and Felicity, Count Vertigo's arrival in Starling City, Canary kick some butt, and even Thea training with The Dark Archer! If the end of season 2 is any indication of what is to come, season 3 should be very exciting!



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Star Wars counts down its 10 Best Fights! [video]

The Star Wars franchise is known for its amazing fight scenes. It just wouldn't be a Star Wars film without them. The StarWars.com crew have gotten together and compiled a list that they think best shows off the 10 Best Fights within the franchise. For this Top 10 they are choosing from fights only seen in the films. The list ranks these Top 10 fights on "inventiveness, choreography, and emotional impact." Below is an amazing video that shows you footage and descriptions of each fight sequence and below the video you can read the list of fights that made the list. Let's see if your favorite made the list!



"10. Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. General Grievous, Revenge of the Sith

The most dynamic battle of any Star Wars film, moving from lightsaber duel to high-speed chase to knock-down drag-out fist fight. Obi-Wan is brave and heroic; Grievous is menacing and creepy. It's a fast, fun scene, filled with thrills and a few laughs.

9. Mace Windu Vs. Darth Sidious, Revenge of…

New DC Nation - Tales of Metropolis short has Jimmy Olsen complaining to Clark Kent about Superman. [video]

Everyone would love to be Superman's best friend. Just think of all the cool things that he could do for you. Jimmy Olsen however knows that being Superman's best friend, and possibly only friend, can have drawbacks. Check out this DC Nation - Tales of Metropolis short where Jimmy Olsen complains about how bad Superman is to Clark Kent. What could go wrong with confiding in Clark?



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