21 October 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Japanese Sandman

And this is it, the last episode of the New Adventures of Superman. I guess they felt the series wouldn't have been complete without some uncomfortable racism because the episode offered up plenty of "Japanese antics." Superman fought off super sleep to win the day once he realized he could thwart the Sandman by closing his eyes.

The Punisher Tries, Tries Again, This Time on TV

After three failed attempts at the film box office, the Punisher has decided to target the small screen for his potential franchise.According to Deadline, a pilot for Marvel's Punisher is in development at Fox. Marvel is quite busy in both the movie and TV world with other live action TV projects in development including Hulk, Jessica Jones, Cloak and Dagger, and Mockingbird. The Punisher series will take the form of a gritty police procedural. This comes as a bit of a surprise because critics of the films seemed to always want the envelop to be pushed beyond what would be TV allowable. But even on Fox, there are limits to what is considered decent viewing, you know, for kids.

What does this all mean for Franken-Castle?

20 October 2011

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - Discount Review

Heroes: The Ninja Turtles Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo, their mentor Splinter, and of course Casey Jones.

Villains: The Shredder and his Foot Clan.

Diabolical Scheme: Shredder was recruiting disillusioned youth to train as ninja's in explanding the reach of his underground criminal syndicate.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Ghost of Kilbane Castle

I couldn't make this stuff up, but a 3 year old probably could. Lois and Jimmy decide to look for a story in an old haunted castle. The caretaker twins put on quite a show. First they planted a bomb on the road, then they dressed up like ghosts, then they used a mystical bagpipe to summon a real ghost. Jimmy and Lois decide to flee, but Jimmy took a sword along just in case which angered the ghost who then summoned a sea serpent.

19 October 2011

Compare the Official Avengers Trailer with the Sweded Parody

Indeed, we are all in this together now. Sync em up and get ready to laugh.

Watch a Scene From Ghost Rider Sequel

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is the next scheduled live-action superhero movie, coming out February 2012. But this clip from  the Spike TV Scream Awards gives a good look at old flame head and his hell cycle.

Evolution of the Batman (and Robin) - Catwoman Short

Although the Dark Knight himself was nowhere to be found in this entry, DC's fifth, and most likely last, Showcase shorts featured Batman's sometimes lover, the felonious feline, Catwoman. Like the previous DC Showcase shorts, this one had a pretty sharp edge to it giving Catwoman her most adult onscreen portrayal to date.And even though there was a horrid Catwoman movie, this short is the first time that Selina Kyle's Catwoman has headlined.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Luminians on the Loose

Lex Luthor recruited some laser based aliens to his cause, but then he yelled at them and they got mad. So, Superman had to save Lex and team up against the Luminian's to prevent a full scale invasion.

18 October 2011

Caps Howling Commandos Get an Extra Wail

Most of the time its obvious why deleted scenes were left on the cutting room floor, but sometimes they leave you wondering why they didn't make the final print. In this scene from  the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Captain America: The First Avenger, we would have been treated to an excellent scene of the Howling Commandos in action facing an extremely fake looking tank =).

Onscreen History of the Atom

Although not the original hero named Atom (the first, Al Pratt being a tough-guy type), Ray Palmer, was the first heroic Atom that could change size. As the Atom of the Silver Age, Palmer made his comic debut in 1961's Showcase #34 clad in red and blue.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Mysterious Mr. Mist

This was horrible. Things just kept randomly happening off screen. This episode must have been spliced together from leftover cut scenes. And once again, the double length only served to drive home how bad it was.

17 October 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Rain of Iron

When giant iron balls rained down on Metropolis, it was a job for Superman. Naturally assuming the balls were falling from space, Superman went into orbit and found a suspicious asteroid. As it turned out, the balls weren't originating from space but were being bounced off of the asteroid at precise angles. Superman found the source pretty quickly, but then the whole thing devolved into a hostage negotiation as Dujy had taken island natives prisoner. A missile and some mounted torpedoes later, Superman would be the victor.