Unless you live under a rock (or were vacationing there for the weekend), you know that Comic-Con International (aka San Diego Comic-Con aka SDCC) took place last weekend. It stopped being a true comic convention years ago and is now a pop culture and media convention. Of course, a lot of today’s pop culture is based on comicbook properties, so there’s a full circle thing going on anyway. The fact remains: SDCC is the grand-daddy of comic cons and it’s now where Hollywood lets loose with the vast majority of announcements and surprises for the year in pop culture to come. Continue reading
A lot of media companies have confirmed their presence at Comic-Con International (better known as San Diego Comic Con) and panel schedules are taking shape. So we’re talking about the properties that are big enough to get some time at the con and the huge ones that warrant a place in Hall H. But, of course, we have plenty of geek chat and news to hit first. Listen now! Continue reading
We’re a little all over the place this week, but you can probably tell we had a good time. After a very brief update of our goings on, we get into myriad tv shows we’ve watched from the 80s through to today (and some crazy plot lines), what we like/don’t like about movie trailers and why detailed origin story movies aren’t necessary. We also say farewell to a Bat icon and talk Star Wars costumes. Listen now!
A new Suicide Squad trailer dropped last week. On YouTube it already has almost 10 million views. This movie seems to be what the DC cinematic universe needs after the mixed reviews and backlash from the Dawn of Justice film. From the views on YouTube, the Suicide Squad trailer has more views than the Dawn of Justice one! Continue reading
This year, for the first time in many years, I did not watch the Super Bowl (or the Big Game or whatever the hell you’re allowed to call it and not get in trouble for infringing the rights of the poor little NFL). Instead, I relaxed, read, watched some Netflix (Bob’s Burgers, if you need to know) and caught all the movie trailers online that were shown during the game. Continue reading
Last week (on Christmas Day) the full trailer for Deadpool was released. As expected, there was a red band version and a green band version. Obviously, the red band was the one to watch. There are a lot of movies that do this for trailers now and there are a couple reasons for it. First, having a green band trailer means it can be shown on television and in theaters – we’ve all seen the green screen with “this trailer approved for this audience” language. Second, people can choose whether or not to have “strong language and violence” in the trailer they watch online. Continue reading