Monday, July 28, 2014

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Red Band Trailer Released

The Red Band trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is now available (thanks to Machina) for us non-Comic-Con attendees to check out. This graphic-novel-come-to-life features some mega stars, mega violence and mega sexiness. It stars Josh Brolin as Dwight and Eva Green as love-interest-gone-horriby-bad, Ava Lord. It also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Powers Booth, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Lady Gaga (yep), Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, and Stacy Keach. It hits theaters on August 22.

Let us know what you think. It's fun to look at and well, there are some killer babes, but will the film keep our attention past this trailer?

Official Synopsis:
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'The Strain' Recap: 'Gone Smooth'

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You all ready for some real vampires? Good because Voldemort is in the house! Nope. Scratch that. It's Eichhorst putting on his face. Literally. Let's do this.

Again Eph and the rest of the Canary team are told they're off the case as listening comprehension is not one of their strong skills. To the shock of no one, Eph's not happy and Jim gets a mysterious phone call; probably the same masters who made him release the van with the coffin. Oh Jim, the fate of humankind rested on your shoulders and you blew it.

Andrew the Survivor returned home to a wife who is barely retaining her grip on reality. Honey, you're sick but get better because I can't do this alone! So, no pressure or anything.

Vasily Fet sighting! Business is booming with rat exterminations but go help the rich people first, you know, as they're so much more important than schools or hospitals. Can the Master go after Fet's boss next?

Back at the hospital, Captain Redfern has taken a turn for the cadaverous. Let's check the black light - yup, still got wormy things wiggling around. You know who we should talk to? That crazy old man with the wicked sharp sword but first, surgery!

'True Blood' Recap: 'Karma'

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The beginning of this week’s "True Blood" starts out like an action movie—music and all. Eric seems to be getting weaker as he has to fight the Yakuza. His vision fades in and out, but he still seems to be kicking Yakuza tail. He finally stops when he sees that they have captured Pam. The real question is: Where is Sarah?

Eric & Pam
They’ve really gotten themselves in a doozy where they’re being held under silver until sunrise by the Yakuza. The president of the Yakanomo Corporation wants to get information about Sarah’s whereabouts. As Eric and Pam sizzle in the moments before dawn, they finally settle on Eric killing Sarah when they find her and the Yakuza guy keeping her body. He finally lets them go, and they decide to go to Sarah’s sister’s house at nightfall together to kill her. Seems like a fair deal.

Sarah finally makes it to her sister’s house where she drops dead. RIP, Amber. Wait, low and behold, Amber isn’t dead. Amber wakes up and tells Sarah that she can’t stay at her house. Sarah feeds Amber a bunch of crap about how she’s a changed woman. Blah, blah, blah. I wish that Amber would just kill her.

Sarah tells Amber that she took all of the antidote, so she is the only person that can heal Hep-V vampires. So when Eric, Pam, and the Yakuza show up, Amber is perfectly healed. So where is Sarah?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First Trailer Released for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

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Another glorious trailer graced this weekend's Comic-Con and this one is full of pretty post-apocalyptic desert landscapes, colorful explosions, car crashes, beautiful ladies, Bane masks (?) and a guy who's mad. From director George Miller, creator of the Mad Max trilogy, comes "Mad Max: Fury Road" and the title pretty much nails it.

The film stars Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception") as Max Rockatansky, Charlize Theron (“Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, and Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus.

Here's the synopsis via IMDB:
A apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Check it out (compliments of Warner Bros.) and let us know if it'll be on your "must-see" list for 2015...

-Larissa Mrykalo

Saturday, July 26, 2014

James Gunn Announces Sequel to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director, James Gunn just made a fun little announcement on his official Facebook page! GotG doesn't come out until this Friday, August 1 but it looks like a second film is already being planned. Here's what Gunn wrote about his Comic-Con announcement...

So, anyway, just now at Comicon a filmed bit with me and Chris Pratt played where we announced the sequel to ‪#‎GuardiansoftheGalaxy‬, which we're working on to release in theaters on July 28, 2017. Yes, I suppose this is ballsy, considering the film hasn't even been released yet, but I guess I just can't let go of that damn raccoon! Please go see Guardians of the Galaxy 1 in theaters next week. By the way, this photo has nothing to do with any of that - it's from the LA Times Hero Complex story on me which I appreciate quite a bit.

Will you be heading to theaters on August 1? It looks like early reviews are incredibly positive and we're betting on a huge opening weekend.

-Larissa Mrykalo

New Comic-Con Exclusive 'True Blood' Trailer Teases the Final Episodes

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There are only five episodes left of "True Blood" and many speculate that it will end with no survivors. According to this "In the Weeks Ahead" exclusive out of Comic-Con, this may not be true. Does Sarah Newlin have an antidote to the virus that's wiping out the vamps? Will Eric and Bill survive? Will Hoyt and Jessica rekindle their old (forgotten) romance? Will Sookie and Bill come full circle and end up happily ever after?

Check out the trailer below and let us know how you think the series will end...

-Larissa Mrykalo

First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

She's fierce, feminine and looks like she won't be taking any crap. The Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con not only gave some glimpses of concept art from the Zack Snyder-directed "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" but what we've all been aching to see...Wonder Woman.

According to io9, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot were present and posed for pics and they went on to describe the concept art...

The rooftops of Gotham City, Superman flying through flames, with an intense expression on his face, Batman standing in the rain on the dark rooftops, Batman with his batmobile, Superman running away from an alien spaceship, Superman carrying what looks like an injured Lois Lane, and Superman doing a three-point landing. Batman and Superman both looking hella intense and angry and kind of Frank Miller-esque.

Here's the "trinity" compliments of Brian Truitt on Twitter...

So what do you think about our Wonder Woman? Were you expecting the glamazon in gold, red and blue from the 70s? Probably not. The film is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Friday, July 25, 2014

Comic-Con Debuts Season Three Trailer for 'Arrow'

Just because you're not at Comic-Con doesn't mean you can't reap its glorious rewards. For example, all the cool trailers that fans get to see during panels. Fans of the CW hit, "Arrow" were treated to a sneak peek of the third season and now you can partake in the coolness. The first look at the CW series just hit YouTube with the following note:

Excited fans at Comic-Con’s ARROW panel on Friday, July 25, 2014, got their first glimpse of the action-packed series’ third season, including views of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo.

The third season premieres on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. It's "little brother" "The Flash" will premiere its first season on Tuesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET.'s your look.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Season Five Trailer for 'The Walking Dead' Debuts with a Premiere Date

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I'm still a bit speechless about this brand spanking new season five trailer for "The Walking Dead" that just debuted at Comic-Con so I'm just going to let you watch and revel in its awesome. Oh and we have a premiere date. Season five returns on Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Defiance' Recap: 'This Woman's Work'

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Last week on "Defiance," Amanda learned to say 'no' to drugs and Datak's plotting landed him in bed with some strange fellows. Literally. Let's do this.

Berlin is videotaping Tommy sleeping then keeps it up during sexy times. Berlin dear, that's called an unhealthy addiction to technology and is certain to end up on FaceSpace and possibly land you a reality TV gig. Step carefully. (I'm totally trademarking that by the way.) But during these shenanigans, there was another Ark fall. Scavengers, ho!

Enter the Viceroy. Mercardo's in da house! He wants the fuel cell from the Ark and makes Pottinger take the expert scavenger-turned-lawkeeper with him. You know, the one with whom he's competing for Amanda's affections. Pottinger sulks but follows orders. Sit Pottinger, sit. Good boy.

And the winner of the race to the Ark-fall is...Hellbugs! If by 'winner' you mean 'first to be fried by blue electricity' of course. Wait. When did the Emperor get to town?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New 'Hot in Cleveland' Animated Episode Handles a Zombie Apocalypse

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I never thought I'd be here writing about TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" but leave it to Comic-Con to change this fact. A preview of the July 30 episode of what is being titled, "The Animated Episode" debuted during the “Legends of TV Land” panel at San Diego Comic-Con and well...there are zombies. From TV Land, "Our ladies go 2-D in a fun-filled animated episode that involves questionable beauty treatments, zombies, and a look at Cleveland had LeBron never left."

The ladies are their usual selves even with the zompoc raging outside their door. Unfortunately for Elka's sister, Mamie (Georgia Engel), her kindness gets her gnawed during the homage to "The Walking Dead."

The plethora of pop culture episode airs on Wednesday, July 30, at 10 p.m. ET on TV Land. Check out the peek below and thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the tip on this cool episode.

-Larissa Mrykalo

New Look at Ben Affleck as Batman in Honor of 75th Anniversary

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A closer look at stubbly Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been revealed in honor of Batman's 75th Anniversary and he's looking quite pensive. Director Zack Snyder simply tweeted #75 along with the new image. It's being featured at this week's San Diego Comic-Con as part of the Anniversary Montage Wall.

From DC Comic's blog, "Batman is a major presence at San Diego Comic-Con. He’s been seen in comics, film, TV, games, toys and clothing, and it’s all represented within the DC Entertainment booth, particularly in the Batman 75th Anniversary montage wall created for the show."

Here is the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" press note...

For Your Consideration: Conan O'Brien's Cameo in Roger Corman's 'Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda'

We would be remiss if we didn't present this fintastic look at Conan O'Brien's cameo in Roger Corman's newest creature feature, "Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda." He presented it on his July 23rd show which also featured Corman as a guest. It's sexy, bloody, sporty and downright majestic. Okay, it's just damn funny.

The cinematic masterpiece airs on Saturday, August 2 at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.

-Larissa Mrykalo

IDW Announces 'Orphan Black' Comic Book Series

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Despite its snub at the Emmys, fans really dig the BBC America hit, "Orphan Black" and IDW Publishing paid attention. They just announced at Comic-Con that coming in 2015 is a new comic book series based on the show. Details were released yesterday via a press release from IDW and it revealed that not only will it not be cloning the show, it'll offer new story lines set in the show's world.

Here is the announcement from IDW:

Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

“Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell in comic-book form.”