There are times when even one of the greatest and most influential artists in a particular medium can say stupid sh*t — and Frank Miller has arguably been no exception. Yet it’s worth noting that Frank Miller is arguably the biggest force outside Alan Moore to revolutionize Batman, particularly since Christopher Nolan’s soon-to-be-completed/and much lauded Dark Knight Trilogy wouldn’t even exist without them.
‘Twas only yesterday that Christian Bale himself came out and admitted that it was Miller’s Year One that inspired his performance in The Dark Knight Rises, and was also the only comic book he pretty much ever gave a damn about: Keep Reading
In case you hadn’t heard, Netflix had plans to jump on board the video game rental train last year, right alongside the Qwikster plan. Netflix had plans to offer games for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii.
Fresh on the heels of PIPA and SOPA comes ACTA, yet another in a line of four letter acronyms that basically means artists and writers of all kinds will again be getting screwed by enforcing Amendment-violating regulations.
The acronym in question stands for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which has already drawn opposition in Poland by attracting hundreds of demonstrators (it doesn’t help that Prime Minister Donald Tusk signed the agreement in Tokyo this week) and a no-confidence vote in Parliament. Keep Reading
You’d think he should be able to go wherever he wants, being a Sith lord and everything, but apparently every stormtrooper on the Death Star just came from a celebratory kegger (maybe it’s finally fully operational), as this phone commercial shows Vader waiting to use the can with his own troops.
Yes, you heard right — this is actually an ad for the new Korean cell phone mobile carrier company called Olleh.The product being touted is known as the Olleh lte ‘Warp’, which explains the random scenes in which Vader and his troops warp to get where they need to go. Keep Reading
According to the Richmond Register, several Richmond, Kentucky-area criminal investigations are on suspension, following a decision by the Supreme Court that GPS tracking of suspected criminals is illegal without a court-issued warrant.
The decision follows numerous cases in which Kentucky Drug Task Force officers attached GPS devices to the cars of several known/suspected drug dealers without court authorization. The deciding case, Antoine Jones vs. The United States, came before the Court as a result of continued and unwarranted tracking of Jones, a suspected cocaine trafficker. Keep Reading
If you’re remotely familiar with any of Stevie D’s role in the nerdcore band Illbotz, you’ll probably be interested in knowing that he’s united with rising nerdcore legends Beefy and Adam WarRock to create a new Supergroup: The Best Damn F*ckin Rappers in the Universe.
Fans of the above should know that the single for D’s The Best Damn F*ckin’ Rappers in the Universe dropped today. Packed with nerdcore similar in flavor to the Illbotz’ best and greatest work, the new release comes hot on the heels of recent accolades heaped upon contributors Beefy and Warrock. The artwork, provided by renowned comic book artist Rusty Shackles, Keep Reading
When the superhero blockbusters come pouring out of the cinemas, usually what we have to deal with are crummy fast food chain tie-ins and/or products that invariably end up at Target. It seems only fitting, however, that in anticipation of Joss Whedon’s latest they’d release something so quirky, so weird, so awesome in its originality, so…Joss Whedon-y.
That’s right, for a mere $300 to $800 dollars, an actual BPRD training facility has opened in Portland. In case you’re not a Hellboy aficionado, BPRD stands for Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and is essentially comprised of Hellboy’s buddies — Johann Kraus, Liz Sherman, Kate Corrigan, Roger the Homunculus, Abe Sapien, and Captain Ben Daimo. Dark Horse Comics themselves have teamed up with and outdoor education and training company to create the camp, which trains you in skills of survival (duh), martial arts, weaponry, forensics, folklore and mythology, potions, charms, telepathy, physiology of monsters and gadgets of the occult.
How bad-ass is that?
According to a new poll on Fox News.com, the fastest growing demographic of the video game-playing public happens to have a habit of pooping their pants and belching uncontrollably. While that may sounds like most male gamers in general, we’re actually referring to toddlers.
Based on our past coverage, it may seem like the last news outlet you want covering video games and their impact on youth is FOX News, but in a poll conducted by the NPD Group — a well-respected market research and polling group — the number of toddler video game players has jumped to nearly 20%. making it officially the fastest growing video game-playing demo in the country. Keep Reading
Who is the most hated band in the world? It sounds like quite a general topic, one that could set off a sprawling debate lasting for weeks. But judging by the petition signed by 55,000 haters to stop Nickelback from playing a Detroit Lions halftime show last year, the Canadian quartet is probably one of them.
Dedicated Star Wars fan Casey Pugh took it upon himself to re-make all of Episode IV: A New Hope back in 2009 — an epic undertaking if there ever was one. What exactly possessed him to do so, we may never know — but instead of trying to compete with the likes of Lucasfilm and ILM, Pugh had a different idea — assemble an entire 2 hours’ worth of 15 second clips, all sweded (“The summarized recreation of popular pop-culture films using limited budgets and a camcorder”) versions of the 1977 classic submitted by fans.
The result is a faithful and gleefully no-budget re-envisioning, and it doesn’t sound like it was easy Keep Reading
With a band moniker like IS TROPICAL, perhaps it’s only fitting that the quirky English synth pop band inspired a couple of loyal fans named Pablo and Josh to make an equally strange video for the single, ‘Land of The Nod.’
Somewhere between a digital painting slathered on your screen, and a youtube video suffering from what feels like standard Firefox stutter (on acid), ‘LOTN’ is as infectious as the erratic and quirky melody of Is Tropical’s beat.
Jackie Chan’s acrobatic stunts are swallowed and spit out by a congestion of thick pixellated paint, and it’s as smooth as water cascading through a river of oil. Keep Reading
In a recent speech at the TED conference in Brussels, renowned and outspoken British diplomat and politician Paddy Ashdown (who most famously helped negotiate the 1970s nuclear disarmament treaties in Geneva) gave a lengthy list of reasons as to why he thinks the United States’ power is fading fast.
According to Ashdown, specifically, the ‘empire’ that is America will likely last only a mere 10-15 more years. Here’s a list of reasons why.
THOSE WHO IGNORE THE PAST… Keep Reading
Fanboys erupted in rage when, on Ain’t it Cool News, Stallone confirmed the rumors:
Harry, the film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance…our final battle is one for the ages. The PG13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say Keep Reading
In the spirit of this week’s porn industry announcement that studios might be packing up their dildos and moving out of town (all as a result of state govt. enforcing mandatory condom laws), the following could prove either good or bad for them: someone has gone to the trouble to create an iPad equipped with a fleshlight-holding case.
The fleshlight is even strategically positioned underneath it and therefore making it quite convenient for you to, uh, take care of yourself while you watch your porn.
As an aside: This is not a real product, yet — and it’s not endoresed by the makers of Fleshlight…though I’d be hard pressed to think that since you’re already f*cking a flashlight, they’d probably be fine with taking it one step more forward. Including f*cking an iPad. Keep Reading
This past week’s unveiling of D.C.’s brand new logo seems to have pissed off quite a few people. Some argue it’s the logo itself that sucks, but perhaps their P.R. department could use some work as well.
What it perhaps comes down to is that D.C. Comics seems to have been dismissiveto fans as of late.
Last year, for example, when the re-launch of Starfire prompted an outcry on the behalf of longtime fans — including a concerned mother looking out for her comic-reading kid Keep Reading
On Tuesday George Lucas officially dropped the bomb that lots and lots of people have probably been hoping he would eventually drop — even the in-denial, don’t-think-about-the-prequels/Ewoks/Jar-Jar crowd. (Which might be all of us.)
In an interview with The New York Times writer Bryan Curtis, Lucas stated:
“I’m retiring…I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.”
Rick McCallum, the man who’s stood beside Lucas Keep Reading
Although cries of protest and anger proved enough to quell the threat of Stop Online Piracy Act, it seems that its evil twin PIPA (or Stop Online Piracy Act) is causing just as much of a firestorm of controversy.
While it’s a bit too soon to tell if this particular piece of legislation will get shelved in similar fashion, it could stand to reason that if and several other sites follow suit, the government might have something to think about. So yeah, take that oppressive Orwellian-esque legislation! Will it take 700,000 tweets and over a million emails do the trick and end it all, much the way it did with SOPA? And as the San Diego City Beat newspaper insists, it will ‘compromise the planet’s digital security and open the doors for China-class censorship.’ Keep Reading
In an interview with Chuck Norris over at Arrow in the Head, the 71 year old star of Delta Force 2 and uber right-wing neocon, revealed that he was basically the next best thing to the action film Antichrist. Specifically:
“In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn’t be able to watch this. But I don’t play in movies like this. Due to that I said I won’t be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13.”
Got that, guys? Not only is Chuck Norris going to be responsible for Keep Reading
In conjunction with Japan Airlines and Tokyo FM Broadcasting, Sanrio — the company responsible for all things Hello Kitty — unleashed a custom designed special jet, dedicated to everyone’s favorite caricatured feline.
But this wasn’t just any Hello Kitty Jet. It also featured a special PSA on its side — according to Mitsuaki Suzuki, director of Japan Society of OBGYNs Keep Reading