Thursday, July 31, 2014

BBC America Theatrical Events to Launch Doctor Who's 8th Season


Season Launches with Live Pre-Show and Post-Show Hosted by Chris Hardwick on BBC AMERICA on August 23

12 Midnight Theatrical Events in 12 Cities on August 23

Theatrical Events in Over 550 Theaters Across the U.S. on August 25

New York – July 31, 2014 – It’s a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who with special programming on the channel and theatrical events across the country with Fathom Events. The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 23, 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA. (Trailer, Photos)

Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Doctor Who’s feature-length season premiere episode, Deep Breath, is a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London. Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Steven Moffat, the episode stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax.

In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET. The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes - the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Theatrical Events Across the U.S. - August 23 and August 25

Announced today, BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events are teaming up again for two days of theatrical screening events of Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath in the U.S. This electrifying episode will be shown in select cinemas across the U.S. and will also include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive bonus content.

On Saturday, August 23 at midnight, there will be 12 theatrical events in 12 cities at 12am/midnight to celebrate the launch of the new season. More information will be announced on August 5 at

On Monday, August 25, the celebration goes nationwide with two showings at 7:00pm and 9:30pm (local time). The event will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are now available for Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath at participating theater box offices and online at 

For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

About Doctor Who:
Ahead of the new season premiere, Doctor Who: The World Tour will see the stars visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season. Details about the New York visit on August 14 will be announced in the coming days. More information on the itinerary for Cardiff (UK), London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is available on 

Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series, has set social media records and received numerous awards including last year’s Institutional Peabody Award. The series has enjoyed success off-air with more than 10 million DVDs and 8 million action figures sold globally and is the BBC’s top series on iTunes in the U.S. and UK. Doctor Who is a BBC Wales production for BBC One and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Doctor Who Season 8 Official Photos

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Hercules" Review: Dwayne Johnson Muscles Into Summer

Can you smell what the Herc is cooking?
Hercules lost a fight to a girl.

Well, at the box office anyway. "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson, triumphed over Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend. The brainy "Lucy" brought in $44 million, compared to the brawny "Hercules" collecting $29 million.

We gave "Lucy" a glowing review a few days back. But that doesn't mean we are here to disparage "Hercules."

Far from it. "Hercules" is a highly enjoyable summer flick. It just doesn't pretend to require a Mensa-level IQ to get lost in its 98 minutes of action. In fact, it doesn't even take its own mythology too seriously. One of the running gags is whether Hercules really is the Son of Zeus. Or does he just have a good publicity agent (storyteller Iolaus, portrayed by Reece Ritchie)?

Women Who Kick Ass Panel - SDCC 2014

Orphan Black Panel SDCC 2014 with Tatiana Maslany

There are three parts to the panel but this is the one that is getting the most hits for some really good reasons.  In addition to getting a special actress award from the fan club, The Clone Club, Tatiana Maslany hears from a fan with a special story.

Marvel v DC Movie Release Dates

So many movies coming out from Marvel and DC - lets take a look.  Obviously most of these dates are subject to change, especially movies further out.  I am uncertain of the accuracy of these dates as different web sites list different dates and some of the more official sites don't seem to be updated.

Color Key
Marvel Studios
Fox-Sony - Marvel Product

DC is staying away from Marvel until 2016!!

August 1 - Guardians of the Galaxy


May 1 - The Avengers - Age of Ultron

June 19 - Fantastic Four reboot

July 17 - Ant-Man


May 6 - Captain America 3
DC comes out swinging in 2016 - one of the May 6 movies needs to move

May 6 - Batman v Superman

May 27 - The X-Men - Apocalypse

July 18 - Doctor Strange

July - Shazam

November 11 - The Sinister Six

December - Sandman


DC may have the upper hand in 2017
May 5 - Unannounced Marvel Studios (Thor 3?)

May - Justice League

July 28 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2

July - Wonder Woman

November 3 - Unannounced Marvel Studios

December - Green Lantern - Flash

TBD - Wolverine sequel

TBD - Fantastic Four sequel

Marvel will come back in 2018 and dominate

May 4 - The Avengers 3

May - Man of Steel 2

July 6 - Unannounced Marvel Studios

November 2 - Unannounced Marvel Studios

TBD - The Amazing Spider-Man 3


May 3 - Unannounced Marvel Studios

I will be interested in seeing what happens in May 2016.  The Batman v Superman movie is going to be huge and important to this entire plan for DC.  They cannot go up against the established Captain America.  Both films will suffer in the end and DC has more riding on this than Marvel.  Expect DC to move to April or June.

Later in 2016 the battle of the unknowns will be interesting as well.  If Batman v Superman sets up Shazam and Sandman properly then we should see some big hits.  Marvel's next new superhero introduction won't be a given by any stretch.

2017 will have three big DC movies and Marvel may counter with some heavy hitters of their own.  It would appear that Guardians is going to be a huge hit in 2014 and so should do well again.  It depends on what Marvel has in store for the rest of its films in 2017.

2018 should be all Marvel even with Man of Steel 2 there. Still, if DC has managed to have duplicated Marvel's success then by 2018 there could be more DC movies in the works.

I don't expect any battles per say but if both franchises give each other a little distance, both should do well.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Godzilla 2 Details from SDCC 2014

More info about the Godzilla sequel includes what monsters will be appearing in the film. Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah will be in the movie.

Great news - let's hope Godzilla is in the movie this time!!

Skull Island - New King Kong movie at SDCC 2014

A surprise reveal of a new King Kong movie called Skull Island made a debut at Comic Con this weekend.  No word on anything else - see the article here -

Alien Costume at SDCC 2014 - Way Cool!!

Adam Savage has built an incredible space suit costume from Alien and wore it at Comic Con 2014.  It took him 10 years to make.

See photos and video at this site

Doctor Who - New Teaser "Listen"

SDCC - WB Reveals Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman

Well?  What do you all think of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman garb?

Orphan Black's Funniest Moments Season 2 - Comic Con Panel 2014

The Death of Superman Lives - What Happened Trailer

The aborted Superman movie with Nicholas Cage now has a documentary - and despite them making the movie project good - it would have been horrible.

The Avengers - Age of Ultron - the complete poster!

The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer - Comic Con

Some spoilers!!

The Jackport Killer By @KneelDowne Review

The Jackport Killer
By Kneel Downe

The new book by Twitter author, well he is more than a Twitter author now, has been out for a month or two now and I have finally gotten around to reading it.  While recovering from knee surgery I was able to sit down, didn’t have much choice in that, and give The Jackport Killer my undivided attention.

Doctor Who - New Guests Announced For L.I. Who 2

Long Island Doctor Who has added a slew of guests to their convention which takes place November 7 - 9.  You can buy your tickets on the website but you better act fast as they are almost sold out. The guest announcements are below in the official press release.

LI Who announces New Series Doctor Who guest Nina Toussaint-White to make her first New York convention appearance!

LI Who announces New Series Doctor Who guest Nina Toussaint-White to make her first New York convention appearance. Nina who starred in the Doctor Who Series 6 episode “Let’s Kill Hitler” as Mels/River Song. She has also been in many other British television shows such as The Bill, Primeval, EastEnders, Whitechapel, Casualty, and Switch.

Nina can be found on twitter at @NinaToussaint 

LI Who Welcomes Titan Comics Artist Simon Frazer And Writer Nick Abadzis To Their First Ever Doctor Who Convention!

LI Who welcomes Titan Comics artist Simon Frazer and Writer Nick Abadzis to their first ever Doctor Who Convention.

Simon Fraser is best known to 2000 AD fans as the co-creator of Russian rogue Nikolai Dante, whose adventures have been a staple of the comic since 1997. Fraser is also the co-creator of Family in the Judge Dredd Megazine and has drawn Judge Dredd and Shimura.
His non-2000 AD work includes Lux & Alby: Sign On and Save the Universe  and Grindhouse: Prison Ship Antares for Dark Horse. Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time and Richard Matheison's HellHouse for IDW. Fraser’s creator-owned project Lilly MacKenzie and the Mines of Charbydis ran in the Judge Dredd Megazine and He is currently working on the new Titan Editons Doctor Who comic (11th Doctor) and more Lilly Mackenzie. His website is and he's 'simonfraser' on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and 'SiFraser' on Facebook.

Nick Abadzis is a British cartoonist, writer and graphic novelist of international renown who has been honored with various storytelling awards inc luding the
prestigious Eisner in 2008 for his graphic novel Laika. To date, there have been ten foreign editions. He also works as a visual facilitator, corporate scribe and editorial consultant. He’s devised various magazines and properties that have helped create lasting equity and sales for the many publishing entities and websites that he has been involved with.

As a highly experienced author of stories for both adults and children, Nick has been published in the USA by Condé Nast, Macmillan, Marvel Comics, DC/
Vertigo Comics and, in Japan by Kodansha and Korea by Marubol Publications. His comics and illustrations have appeared in various national UK newspapers including The Times, The Guardian and The Independent on Sunday and he has been published in Europe by BBC Worldwide, Dargaud, Glénat, Doctor Who Magazine, 2000AD, Punch, David Fickling Comics and
Atrium Verlag among others. His latest book, just published (and co-authored with David Camus) is The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe from Self-Made Hero/Abrams Comics Arts. He is also writing Titan Comics’ new ongoing series,
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

SDCC - Arrow Season 3 Trailer and Pic of Roy as Arsenel

At SDCC this week the producers of Arrow have released a picture of Roy Harper as Arsenel.  For those who read the comic book will know he is the Robin to Green Arrow.  They also released a trailer for season three and it looks pretty good.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC - The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Poster Revealed

SDCC - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Panel Announces New Member

At the SDCC Agents of SHIELD panel the played a video with Patton Oswalt in character making the announcement that Barbara Morse has been added.  For comic book fans will know Barbara Morse better as Mockingbird who is a SHIELD operative and a member of The Avengers.  You can watch the announcement in the video below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Batman - The Complete Series Details Reveled at SDCC

The Batman Complete TV Series details have been announced at SDCC and well the gift set will be expensive and packed with lots of goodies.  The DVD and Blu Ray will be out November 11th and the price will be $200 for the DVD and $270 for the Blu Ray.

Both sets will have all 120 episodes completely remastered and interviews with Adam West and Burt Ward.  The Blu Ray will come with an exclusive Hot Wheels replica Batmobile, Adam West Scrapbook, 44 vintage trade cards, an Ultraviolet digital copy of all 120 episodes and an episode guide and will be a limited edition set that is numbered. 

For those of you that do not have the money for that set a DVD set of season one will cost you $40 and will be obviously followed by season two and three at a later date.

The Flash SDCC Clip

There was a Flash promo at SDCC today and I have to say that I am really looking forward to this show.  If you pay attention the comic book fans will be able to pick out the Easter eggs in this clip. 

'Lucy' review: Mind Over Matter

Careful - Lucy knows something you don't know. In fact, she knows everything you don't know.
Leaving the theater after seeing "Lucy," I was in a quandary. How would I describe the movie? Maybe I could reference the computer-generated world of "The Matrix." Maybe I could make some parallels with the hyper senses that fueled "Inception."

Or maybe I could just get right to the point and say it's an outstanding sci fi flick. Yeah, that works.

Director Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element") and actress Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow from "Iron Man," "Captain America" and "The Avengers") team up for the wildest ride of the summer movie season. Morgan Freeman is along, too, serving as a narrator of sorts as his character, Professor Samuel Norman, assists in explaining the plot.

As Norman expounds to students on his theories about the capacities of the human mind - what would happen if we began using more than the usual 10 percent of our brains? - we see Lucy living through the stages of conscious expansion. She gains uncanny control over her own body, then the bodies of others and then ... well, you get the idea. Or at least I don't want to spoil it for you if you don't.

Doctor Who Season 8 Debut - Deep Breath will be shown in theaters around the world

The first episode of this season of Doctor Who will be shown in movie theaters.  "Deep Breath" will be shown on August 23, in the UK, the same date as the debut on TV around the world.  US and Canada will be able to see the episode on August 25.  Look at your local cinema release info for details.

The Avengers - Age of Ultron Posters

Some promotional posters

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ben Affleck as Batman - New Photo

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be released in 2018 but the wait to see Spider-Man won't be that long as he will appear in The Sinister Six movie which will be out on November 11, 2016.

No word on which of Spider-Man's enemies will feature.

San Diego Comic Con 2014 - More TOYS!

Here are a few more sites and pictures of some of the toys on display at San Diego Comic Con 2014

So cute!

Marvel's Ant-Man Poster

San Diego Comic Con Reports - TOYS!!

A couple of sites have begun posting photos of some of the toys debuting at San Diego Comic Con 2014.  Here are a select few photos and links to their originating web sites.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mad Max - Fury Road Movie Poster

Teaser poster

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray Set

Rumored for months, it is now confirmed that there will be a limited edition 50th anniversary set for Doctor Who on both Blu-ray and DVD.  The sets will be limited to 6,000 blu-ray and 4,000 dvd and be available in the UK September 8.  The set will include -

Doctor Who Episodes

  • The Name of the Doctor
  • The Night of the Doctor
  • The Day of the Doctor
  • The Time of the Doctor
The Docu-drama
  • An Adventure in Space & Time
And much more....
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide
  • The Science of Doctor Who
  • Doctor Who Proms 2013
  • The Last Day
  • The Day of the Doctor Readthrough
  • The Day of the Doctor Cinema Intros
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-Scenes action
  • BBC America Documentary: Tales from the Tardis
  • BBC America Documentary: Farewell to Matt Smith

Intruders Synopsis and Character Breakdown

BBC America has released a synopsis for Intruders and a character breakdown.  They also give a brief description of the first four episodes also.  Intruders airs August 23rd right after Doctor Who.


BBC AMERICA’s new original drama series starring celebrated British actor John Simm
and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino