If you need to gear up for Halloween and want that geeky angle to it, ThinkGeek has you covered. Right now, they have a sale going on for a decent chunk of merchandise and a lot of it is great to flesh out your Halloween costume. Other pieces can also be used as a quick costume such as a couple of kigurumis of Gengar or Gir. There’s more than just costume accessories and ideas though. The boxed set of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is also 50% off. Hurry now before all the good stuff is gone!
Alita: Battle Angel may have been pushed back, but we have a new poster that seems to kick things up a notch. Most of the clips I’ve seen look interesting, but don’t seem to point to any kind of “Battle Angel” but rather just someone fighting to defend themselves.
This poster wants to help change my mind. We see Alita using what appears to be blood as war paint under her eye. The poster also features the tagline, “The angel awakens into a warrior.”
James Cameron is producing and Robert Rodriguez is directing the film which will be based on the Gunnm graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro. Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz will star alongside Jennifer Connely, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Alita: Battle Angel will be released February 14, 2019. You can watch the latest trailer of the film here.
Caroll Spinney has been the puppeteer for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 50 years on Sesame Street. He was the original puppeteer for both characters and is now retiring at the ripe old age of 84.
The announcement came from Sesame Workshop’s Twitter and Spinney will be succeeded by Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson. Vogel currently works on Count Von Count and will now also do the role of Big Bird. Meanwhile, Jacobson will add Oscar the Grouch to his other puppets including Grover, Bert, and Guy Smiley. Spinney’s final season will be the upcoming 50th season that will debut on HBO in 2019.
Long-time puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced that he is stepping down from the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Spinney is pleased that his iconic roles will be carried on by puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson. Learn more: https://t.co/BALgkIPI5q pic.twitter.com/sGMDjqLklQ— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 17, 2018
Co-founder of Sesame Workshop, Joan Ganz Cooney, made the following statement along with the announcement:
“Caroll has been one of the leading lights of ‘Sesame Street’ from the very beginning. His genius and his talent made Big Bird the most beloved yellow feathered friend across the globe. But the sheer artistry of Caroll is that he also brought Oscar to life and made him the most lovable Grouch in the world.”
It’s sad to see Spinney go after all these years, but he’s earned his retirement.
Birds of Prey has most of its cast set and it’s only a matter of time before we learn more about the actual plot. In fact, we may have learned a healthy amount of the plot. Revenge of the Fans is reporting that they have some new plot details for the Cathy Yan directed film. You can read those details below:
“For starters, I hear that we initially find each of the leads dealing with their own individual issues before eventually teaming up. What are they up to, you ask?
Black Canary (Smolett-Bell) is a singer who fights crime at night.
Huntress (Winstead) was a killer for Black Mask right up until discovering that he killed her family. So now she’s hunting him down.
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is trying to move on from The Joker (who is referenced, but not seen).
Renee Montoya, on the other hand, is on Huntress and Black Mask’s trail because of the body count they’ve amassed.
What ultimately brings them together, as was referenced in the synopsis released online in August, is Cassandra Cain. See, Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, has kidnapped the young Ms. Cain because he sees her as “The Perfect Assassin,” and he’s grooming her to take the spot once held by Huntress. I’m told Cain will be handled similarly to the way X-23 was depicted in James Mangold’s Logan– except without any abilities, since that’s not Cain’s thing. She’s just really good at killing people thanks to a tragic upbringing where her father turned her into a weapon. Similar to X-23, her dialogue will be extremely limited as she’s presented as a tormented, yet silently deadly killer.”
RotF also reports a “EPIC CAMEO” but doesn’t know who it will be. Do you think that these details are possible, or just part of a fan-made theory?
Birds of Prey is currently slated for release on February 7, 2020.
Growing up, Halloweentown was one of my favorite movies to watch at this time of year. It’s been 20 years since the film launched and the original cast has come together again. Kimberly J. Brown shared a picture recently on Twitter of herself with the rest of the main cast including Robin Thomas Grossman, Judith Hoag, Emily Roeske, and J. Paul Zimmerman.
Unfortunately, Debbie Reynolds who played Grandma Aggie is missing as she passed away back in 2016. It’s still fun to see the cast together after all this time. If you never got to see it as a kid, here’s a brief synopsis of the Disney Channel Original Movie:
Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown - and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a `normal' life, but trouble is looming, and on her 13th birthday Marnie not only finds she is a witch, but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world.
You can check out the reunion photo below along with the trailer of the film. If you’ve never seen it and you have young kids, it’s a fun Halloween movie you should consider showing them!
The Cromwell’s and Kalabar are making nice today to meet some fans😉This is the first time we’ve all been together since we filmed #halloweentown 20 yrs ago! 🎃@heyjude629 @robinthomas101 @JPaulZim #halloweentown20 @HalloweentownOR #spiritofhalloweentown pic.twitter.com/UabsOO9ZOt— Kimberly J. Brown (@OfficialKJB) October 13, 2018
I cannot wait for the end of October. In addition to Halloween, RWBY season six premieres on Rooster Teeth! We finally have a trailer for the sixth season and it was more intense than I expected.
Salem narrates the trailer and we see team RWBY traveling and it looks like they’ve got a new friend. The most shocking moment to me is the last line said by Ruby. What could it mean!?
RWBY Volume 6 will premiere on Rooster Teeth First on October 27, 2018, or as part of Fathom Events on October 25, 2018.
Hey Gundam fans! A new crazy awesome trailer has dropped for Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) has and along with it comes some Japanese casting confirmation. If you watch the Japanese version, you’ll hear Ayumi Fujimura, Makoto Furukawa, Kazuya Nakai, and now Yuichiro Umehara has been announced to voice Zoltan Akkanen. Here’s the synopsis:
“U.C. 0097. The year the Laplace's Box was opened. Despite the revelation of the original charter for the Universal Century, which acknowledges the existence of Newtypes and their rights, the world remains largely unchanged.
After the destruction of the Neo Zeon remnant force known as the Sleeves, the event that has come to be known as the "Laplace Incident" seems to have drawn to a close. In the final battle, two Full Psycho Frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human imagination. The menace of the White Unicorn and the Black Lion were sealed away from public consciousness, and were consigned to be forgotten by history.
But now sightings of the RX-0 Unicorn 03, long thought lost two years ago, are being reported. Its name is Phenex, an immortal golden bird.”
Gundam NT will be released in Japan on November 30, 2018. Toshikazu Yoshizawa serves as director and it has been written by Harutoshi Fukui. Are you excited for this!?
I love The Jim Henson Company! They are best known for creating the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. I think puppets are amazing and should be used more in good productions. Up in Canada, they are creating a live-action show based on Jeff Norton’s Dino Knights book series and The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Omnifilm Entertainment to make it happen.
The series will be called Knights of Panterra. Not going to lie, it makes me wish a little that I was in Canada. I know it’s set to be a kids’ series, but that doesn’t mean some of us wouldn’t enjoy it. Here’s a brief synopsis.
The Jim Henson company is also developing A Dark Crystal prequel series for Netflix called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’s great to see that they are developing other projects and I’m excited to see what comes of this new Knights of Panterra series.
I recently shared a tweet from Yoshi Sudarso that showed him with scarring eerily similar to Prince Zuko’s from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I had no idea what the heck was going on. Had he been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation? Was he working on a fan project? Did he just want to make a killer cosplay?
It turns out that it was the second idea. Sudarso seems to have teamed up with Re:Anime who specialize in making live-action adaptations of anime. It appears that they’re working on a live-action version of the fight between Azula and Zuko/Katara.
Yasmin Kassim will portray Katara, Nikki SooHoo will be Azula, and Sudarso will be Zuko. Josh Mabie is serving as director. A teaser is planned to drop at the end of the week, but in the mean time check out some pictures from Re:Anime’s Instagram feed!
CEO of Re:Anime, Nik Shaw, has mentioned that their intent with this short film is to prove to Netflix that they are the right production company for the job. What say you?
These amazing actors really brought the characters to life today. They did not only made me feel like I was watching zuko, katara, and Azula in real life. I felt apart of the world with them and didn't want it to be over. But sadly THAT'S A WRAP. Katara: @yasminjkassim Zuko: @yoshi_sudarso Azula:@nikkisoohoo Makeup : @kao_artandmakeup Costumes : @mariahwazhere Hair: @fancyjacks
Kazuki Takahashi is most well known as the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!. VIZ Media has now partnered with Takahashi for a new manga called THE COMIQ. Other than the name all we have is the following picture and the fact that it will premiere this fall in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Announcement: THE COMIQ, from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator, Kazuki Takahashi, premieres in Weekly Shonen Jump this fall! pic.twitter.com/cjQqscMwzP— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 6, 2018
My guess, and call me crazy, is that it will be about a boy who wants to make comic books. Probably as the artist who draws the comics, but who could the mysterious, totally evil, white-haired person’s role? Of course he’s the antagonist, but how? Will he just mock our main character, or will he just ruin our main character’s life in other ways because he’s jealous?