WALKING DEAD Poised for a Bloodbath

ricks5As THE WALKING DEAD shambles toward its fifth-season premiere in October, star Andrew Lincoln wants us to know that no one should be considered safe; death could be waiting for any of the major characters:

It is an inevitable part of this show. It’s one of the great things, I think, that you have real jeopardy for favorite characters. It won’t be without its share of death this season.

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New, Longer ‘Interstellar’ Trailer

A new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar was shown at Comic-Con International: San Diego, and it has finally been made available to those of us who couldn’t make the trip to the left coast.

I still find this trailer frustrating because it stops at the space journey, and to me that’s the interesting part!

Rangers Reveal Goalie Masks for the New Season

 

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of my beloved New York Rangers released images of the mask he will wear for the 2014-’15 season, and it looks like a stripped-down, simplified version of previous masks. It doesn’t seem as “busy” to me. King Henrik’s mask has his usual stylized crown on the front, with the Statue of Liberty on each side. As a hidden message, the three crowns on the mask (his, and the twin Lady Libertys) pay homage to the three crowns on the Swedish flag, (the “Tre Kronor”).

The mask was designed and painted by Dave Gunnarsson, who does a lot of work for NHL goalies.

 

camtalbotBackup goaltender Cam Talbot also has a new design ny Ginnarsson, this one paying homage to the New York-based comedy classic Ghostbusters.

What Can Break Cap’s Shield?

shieldedThis publicity image of a prop from Avengers: Age of Ultron is very unsettling: What could be powerful enough to break Captain America’s shield?

The legendary shield was created by out of a strange alloy of Vibranium, a rare metal found only in the African country of Wakanda — but more importantly, it’s virtually indestructible. So how does the weapon get cracked like this in the movie?
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Play Guardians of the Galaxy — the Game

guardiansgameWith Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opening this Friday, now might be a good time to download the new Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for your phone.

Players take on the role of Star-Lord as he leads his crew — Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax — through 60 unique levels of gameplay on a hunt for the five pieces that comprise the Universal Weapon.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone Devices.Download now from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.

GAME OF THRONES Blooper Reel Released

The makers of GAME OF THRONES released a blooper reel for the recently completed fourth season at Comic-Con International: San Diego this weekend, and while I think it’s pretty meh, a lot of people think it’s hilarious, so here it is…

Ant-Man Cast (Finally) Confirmed

ant-panelThe cast and their roles in the upcoming Marvel Studios production Ant-Man were confirmed at Comic-Con International: San Diego over the weekend, and the surprise to me was the character Evangeline Lilly will be playing: Hope Pym, the daughter of scientist Hank Pym.

We’ve known for a long time that Paul Rudd will be playing the titular hero, and his civilian identity will be Scott Lang, the petty criminal who steals a size-changing suit from the brilliant inventor Dr. Henry Pym, to be played by Michael Douglas. Corey Stoll – currently visible as the hero on FX in Guillermo Del Toro’s THE STRAIN – will play the villainous Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket.
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