Pacific Rim Uprising NYCC Panel

After starring in one of the biggest blockbusters ever, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and headlining one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2018, Pacific Rim Uprising, you’d think John Boyega would be comfortable with idea of being called a sci-fi icon by now. But as evidenced during the latter sci-fi sequel’s panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday, he still remains remarkably humble.

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Replicas NYCC Panel

How many times can we see the Frankenstein concept of bringing back dead people play out on the big screen, you ask?  Short answer: countless times. Keanu Reeves is starring in Replicas, the latest in a long line of films, mostly told from a male perspective mind you, which tampers with death and recreation. If you haven’t seen it already.

I have nothing against films that explore the idea of cloning. Though, I think BBC America’s small screen gem Orphan Black did an exceptional job taking on themes of feminism, sisterhood, and the politics of science.

But according to Reeves, Replicas is more about how man manipulates nature for his own selfish needs, which makes me significantly less excited about it. “There’s an idea of control, an impulse to create and manifest. This film is having a conversation with that.”

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Spawn movie update

New York Comic Con kicked off today, and in advance of new trailers for anticipated blockbusters like Pacific Rim Uprising and Justice League, comic creator and soon-to-be-director Todd McFarlane hyped his upcoming film adaptation of Spawn, the formerly-human antihero who preys on the most evil members of society. He also threw some shade at Deadpool for some reason. Read McFarlane’s latest Spawn movie update below.
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the punisher new york comic con

Update: It seems that Netflix originally planned a surprise release date for The Punisher (its release date was intentionally obscured in all promotional materials) this month, with some stories suggesting that the show would drop as early as this weekend. However, in addition to pulling the series from NYCC, the surprise release date has been postponed as well. No release date has been set, but the series is still expected to premiere in 2017.

The Punisher New York Comic Con panel has been cancelled by Marvel and Netflix in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The panel was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 7, but the superhero television series, which follows a gun-toting vigilante, was pulled from NYCC out of respect for the 58 victims killed in the shooting.

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star wars the last jedi details

While we’re anxiously waiting for a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer — which according to Mark Hamill, is due to arrive any minute — the Lucasfilm booth at New York Comic-Con is providing all sorts of tidbits and teases of the latest Star Wars film.

It’s no new footage, but the new Star Wars The Last Jedi details reveal information about Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian guards, the ins and outs of a Resistance cruiser bridge guard blaster rifle, and why exactly Kylo Ren wears a helmet.

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The Empire Strikes Back - Karl Fitzgerald - Bottleneck Gallery NYCC Prints

This weekend, New York Comic-Con will descend upon The Big Apple, bringing all sorts of hardcore nerdity to the city. We’ll be bringing you all of the important updates about upcoming movies and TV shows, but in the meantime, we’ve got a line on some of the outstanding collectible artwork you’ll be able to get your hands on from the showfloor (and some you can get online too).

Bottleneck Gallery has sent us some exclusive debuts of prints that will be on sale this weekend at New York Comic-Con. They include an outstanding new print for The Empire Strikes Back by Karl Fitzgerald, who also delivered a mesmerizing piece in honor of Blade Runner 2049. Plus, Martin Ansin has an astounding print for Wonder Woman, and there are prints for The Thing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Watchmen, Jaws, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Check out the Bottleneck Gallery NYCC prints down below. Read More »

Annabelle Creation Review

(This review originally ran following an early screening at Comic-Con. Annabelle: Creation is in theaters today.)

While sequels tend to have trouble measuring up to the originals, in the horror world, there are plenty of occasions in which a follow-up, no matter how deep into the franchise fans have gone, turns out to be a surprisingly satisfying entry into its canon. In the case of Annabelle: Creation, we’re handed a sequel that runs circles around the original, both as a quality film and as a gruesome, terrifying piece of horror storytelling.
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atomic blonde trailer

One of the panels that went overlooked at San Diego Comic-Con amidst all the major news and trailers from the rest of the convention was Entertainment Weekly‘s own “Women Who Kick Ass” panel. Usually, the panel features an ensemble of tough, badass women from movies and television, but this year’s panel focused on just one: Charlize Theron.

With Atomic Blonde in theaters this weekend, Charlize Theron continues to proved that she’s a certified action star. As Theron said during the panel, she sought out the movie herself because she wanted a very specific movie to play with, a movie where she could play a character who was “unapologetic and can play by the same rules as men.” Atomic Blonde is definitely that movie, and it opens up a possible franchise where Charlize Theron can keep returning as the secret agent over and over again.

Along with discussing the future of Atomic Blonde with Entertainment Weekly senior writer and panel moderator, Sara Vilkomerson, the actress also talked about a possible follow-up for Mad Max: Fury Road, what she thinks of the suggestion that she be the next James Bond, one of her proudest moments on screen, and what she wants to see from future female characters in movies. Read More »

Rocko's Modern Life - Comic-Con TV Trailers

We’re still recovering from the insanity that is San Diego Comic-Con. Because there are so many movies and TV shows that get promoted at the massive pop culture convention, we simply don’t have the time to report on each and every one of them by attending all the panels that unfolded. But we still wanted to highlight some of the big shows with new footage to show off for fans.

So we’ve rounded up a slew of new trailers for upcoming TV shows, both returning and new programs, ranging from revivals of Nicktoons like Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold! to freshman shows like The Orville and Future Man, returning shows like Once Upon a Time and Doctor Who, and plenty more Comic-Con TV trailers from the 2017 convention. Read More »

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westworld season 2 trailer

Update: Fresh off the first trailer from Comic-Con, HBO has announced that Westworld season 2 will arrive in the Spring of 2018. Not exact date has been given yet. Our original Comic-Con post, complete with the new trailer, continues below.

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Westworld season 2 has only been filming for a week, but that didn’t stop HBO’s ambitious science fiction series from bringing a few minutes of footage to Comic-Con 2017. After a panel that was mostly about fun banter amongst the assembled cast and a steadfast refusal to comment on the upcoming second season in the slightest, it all wrapped up with a cryptic teaser and a release year.

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