Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

The Amazing Spider-Man’s The Lizard

A new concept art image was released today of The Amazing Spider-Man‘s villain, the Lizard. Yesterday, we actually came across images of a movie tie-in with Pez dispensers. Questions definitely arose with exactly what direction Sony is trying to send the fans.

Rhys Ifans’ The Lizard, in this concept art, looks very similar to the video that was shown at this year’s Comic-Con. So, sources are saying that it might be an early version of the villain.

Needless to say, we are still excited to see what this hopefully new and improved version of Spider-Man will show us?

The Amazing Spider-Man is slated to be released on July 3, 2012.

[via Comingsoon.net]

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November 30, 2011

Stabler as a Vampire??

It could really be true. Christopher Meloni, better known as Elliot Stabler from SVU, is in talks with HBO to play a major role in season five of True Blood.

We are hearing that the actor would play an incredibly powerful vampire in the show. ::shriek::

Meloni is currently shooting a role in Zack Snyder’s Superman movie, Man of Steel.

UPDATE: yup, one dream has come true. Chris Meloni in a room with Alex Skarsgard. I want to be there.
According to Alan Ball, in addition to being “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands,” he’s also “the mastermind of the mainstream movement.”
November 30, 2011

Barrowman Post :)

If this man wasn’t gay, I would hop on a plane, find him and ask him to marry me.

I wish he can really be Jack Harkness in real live. Actually, no I don’t. I love the triple threat man John Barrowman.

Today, Barrowman appeared on This Morning and discussed Torchwood and Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

Check out the video from Blogtor Who HERE.

November 30, 2011

Syfy’s Original Mini-Series: Tin Man, Alice, Neverland

I have previously said how much of a fan I am of Syfy and that also includes their original mini-series. I love their re-imaginings of fairy tales.

With Neverland premiering this Sunday, you can now watch both Tin Man and Alice on syfy.com. If you haven’t watched either, I strongly suggest you do.

Below is a synopsis and video of all three mini-series.

Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination.

Peter, along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a magical orb which transports them to another world – Neverland.  Filled with white jungles and imposing cities formed out of trees created by Dr. Fludd and inhabited by a colony of tree spirits led by Tinker Bell, this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies snatched from time.  These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny and her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man.  As the fight to save this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up—right here in their new home called Neverland.

Neverland premieres on Syfy on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9/8 and Monday, Dec 5 at 9/8c.

Tin Man is a modern science fiction update of L. Frank Baum’s timeless “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” When a sorceress named Azkadellia scorches the once-beautiful land of OZ into a desolate wasteland, the only hope lies in an “outsider” named DG, a young Midwestern woman, whose troubling dreams have summoned her to the doomed paradise. D.G. embarks on a journey to find the great mystic man to save the O.Z. and on her way she befriends a scarecrow named Glitch, a tin cop named Cain, and gentle manimal named Raw. Journey beyond the yellow brick road with Tin Man.

Abandoned by her father as a child, the independent twenty-one-year-old Alice is accustomed to men being unpredictable, but Jack Chase is something else. Just moments after surprising her with a rare family ring, he’s suddenly kidnapped by two thugs and driven into darkness. It is then that Alice is confronted by a sharply dressed stranger who calls himself White Rabbit, and who promises to know more about Jack than she. Where Alice follows him is through the liquid glass of an ornate mirror. Where she lands is Wonderland, an outlandish underground city of twisted towers and parapets, staircases conceived in a Dali dream, and an otherworldly purple horizon. Soon, the word’s out that Wonderland has its most prized captive. It seems Alice has the ring that controls the looking glass—the key to the power of the Queen of Hearts. It was mad folly for her son Jack to give it to a girl he barely knew. But Jack had his reasons. Discovering them is up to Alice.

November 30, 2011

Christmas Specials Galore on Syfy this Tuesday!

Starting at 8pm est this Tuesday, December 6, Syfy is premiering all-new episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven. Yay! All of which are Christmas specials. Double yay!

Here is a little synopsis of each of the episodes.

In Eureka, Jack and Jo find themselves lost on their way to the photon generator and appear to run into the nature-loving Taggart, who has transformed into a polar bear living in an ice cave. Hospitable Taggart quickly offers penguin tartar when not before long, Jack gets nauseated at the sight and runs off looking for Andy. Tune-in next Tuesday, December 6th at 8/7c as Eureka gets an animated makeover for this special holiday themed episode.

In the Warehouse 13 sneak peek, Pete is seen reaching high on the shelves to put back Rudolph’s nose, when suddenly he falls on the slippery snow on the ground, taking down several other pieces with him. He returns these items back onto the shelf and heads back inside. Upon entering he notices two investigators and quickly asks Pete to show his hands. Taking it as a prank from Artie, Pete tells him to come out but instead we see MacPherson appear and claim he hasn’t worked there for years. Tune-in to an all new episode of Warehouse 13 next Tuesday, December 6th at 9/8c to see if MacPherson really came back from the dead!

Audrey is wondering why everyone seems to think it’s Christmas Eve and is confused by the Santa locked up in the cell block. Santa asks Audrey if she’d like to sit on his lap, which sparks a nerve and Audrey goes after him but soon realizes that its Duke under the costume. It appears that Nathan and team were helping to get Audrey into the Holiday spirit though she’s still unsure as to why now, considering its July! Haven returns for a Holiday Episode Tuesday, December 6th at 10/9c.

November 30, 2011

A Nerd Chrismukah Wishlist: Real Dunder Mifflin Paper

For that Dunder Mifflin employee in your life, this is absolutely the perfect gift for them.

NBC has teamed up with paper company Quill to create an officially licensed brand of Dunder Mifflin Inc. copy paper based on The Office‘s fictional paper product supply company.

The Dunder Mifflin brand letter-size paper is 20 lb. 92 bright white sustainable paper, just like the kind of paper that most standard printers and copy machines are stocked with.

In a nod to diehard fans, “The Office” paper packaging is decorated with slogans from the series, including “Our motto is Quabity [sic] First,” “Get Your Scrant On” and “Limitless paper in a paperless world.”

Quill.com and NBCstore.com are currently taking pre-orders for the paper, which ships on Dec. 26. A 500-sheet ream sets you back $9.98, while a box — 10 reams — ranges from $47.99 to $74.98. (In contrast, a single ream of Quill-branded paper retails for $7.59.)

Down the line, the paper will also be available at Staples, Quill’s parent company.

 

[via NY Post]
November 29, 2011

#NerdGirls Have More Sex

[via Mashable]

 

Gamers rejoice: female online gamers are more social, happy, sexually and physically active than their non-gaming counterparts, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 2,000 U.S. adults. Gaming is a stress reliever for most of these women (61%), while 16% game online to connect with others.

This GameHouse infographic, first published in VentureBeat, compares the characteristics of women who game online and those who don’t. The study found that 55% of online gamers are women and 45% are men, although the infographic only details findings about women.

Female online gamers are more social than their non-gaming counterparts. Forty-one percent socialize at least once each day in person compared to 31% of non-gamers. They’re also more active on social networks, with 88% of gamers socializing online at least once each day compared to 71% of non-gamers.

More than half of all gaming women (64%) are either married or live with a partner. Fifty-seven percent have sex and 38% have sex at least once a week. Non-gaming women are less sexually active, as 52% have sex and 34% have sex at least once a week.

Thirty-eight percent of female gamers, compared to 28% of non-gamers, have children under the age of 18. The most popular time of day for gaming is between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., possibly after many moms have put their children to sleep.

Are you surprised by the positive behaviors, such as being more social and happy, associated with online gaming?

November 29, 2011

A Nerd Chrismukah Wishlist: Star Wars Pinup Recruitment Calendar

I read about this on GeekTyrant recently and had to tell you about it. It is pretty much the best thing one can get for that Star Wars geek in your life. Especially if that geek is a male. Joey DeMarco made this pinup calender featuring fourteen different models posing in a sexy pin-up recruitment poster for either the Rebellion or the Empire. DeMarco’s calendar is a parrallel of actual WWII recruitment posters and propaganda.

There are limited numbers of this awesome calender so make sure to purchase one off of DeMarco’s Etsy store HERE.

November 29, 2011

5 WTF Comic Book Covers

[via GeekTyrant]

Odd? Strange? Unexplainable? All of the above. Starting with Number 5, Archie teaming up with The Punisher is a classic example of what the f*** situations our favorite heroes land themselves in. So come with me on a journey through some of the other misadventures our beloved caped crusaders manage to wind up in what I hope (with your help of course) will be an ongoing series here at Geektyrant.

4. DON’T DROP THE GORILLA BATMAN!

What exactly was Bruce Wayne’s plan prior to lifting a 600 pound ape above his head? Also, Robin is a dumbass. Besides the fact he’s about to snap his ankle upon completing that bo-jank run, Gotham City is clearly far off in the background, the bombs are pointing upward away from the detonation tip on top, and if that gorilla was at all conscious he could most certainly break free so what’s the harm in laying him on his back…or simply removing the belt? To me it’s no surprise the boy wonder died…idiot.

3. Spider Man Comprimises Identity and Aunt May Is A Freak.

It wouldn’t even take a dense villain to figure out the web slingers identity considering she is his ONLY living relative! I feel like even Aunt May should figure this one out…then again maybe she doesn’t care. Life was probably pretty lonely after Ben’s death…and the Doc has something he didn’t…8 hands. Aunt May might be a lady in the streets but I think we all know her bedroom habits after this cover.

2. Can You Really Be That Mad Clark?

Did you think the word “positively” would keep her out Superman? Lois Lane has, is and always will be a trifling harlot and you should expect nothing less! Not that it’s her fault at all…why do you even have this room?! Do you really need to carve her name into a bust that apparently no one else was meant to see?! WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ART CLASSES?! HOW DO YOU EVEN HAVE TIME FOR THAT?! My heads about to explode from the questions that arise from this litany of bad decisions…let’s move on shall we?

1. “I’M THE INCREDIBLE HULK BITCH!”

Finally something I can get behind! Minus “white-bread” in the corner being a typical stereotype, I don’t think you could make a much more legit comic book cover. If only this were a true event…Charlie Murphy wouldn’t have said s*** when he kicked his brothers couch!

 

November 29, 2011

Teaser Posters for MiB3

We’ll be seeing the return of  Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as they reprise their roles as Agent K and Agent J in the third installment of Men in Black. The film also features John Brolin as a young Agent K. Men in Black 3 in 3D is slated to be released on May 25, 2012.

The teaser posters feel like those awful eye tricking posters that we all used to look at and try to figure out the 3D image that pops out. Instead they have a couple of hidden messages in it. First is the logo, MIB3, that’s MIB to the third power. Clever.

You might also notice an URL buried in the posters, TheMenInBlackSuitsAreReal.com, which points to a Facebook page bearing a similar name.

All the page offers is some insistence that the MiB are real, but perhaps Sony will start using the platform to unveil some real materials in the near future. Here’s some of the text you’ll find there now:

I’ve uncovered that there’s these Men in Black suits who monitor and police alien activity on earth. Up until now no one believes me, so I’m on a mission to prove that they’re real and that’s why I started this Facebook page.

Hopefully, soon Sony will release something that is worth getting excited about. Maybe a teaser trailer with some aliens. ::crossing fingers::

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