So Marvel announced today that a female character will be taking over the mantle of Thor in the comic world soon. Awesome! Cool! More strong, female characters in the comics world, especially in the world of big-name heroes, is awesome to see. But, is there really a need to turn Thor into a woman?
Whether you were too busy to watch it, too distracted to DVR it, too poor to attend it, or, like me, just too drunk to remember what happened - don't worry. Here's your (kinda) weekly Monday Night Raw report for the event from Richmond, VA.
Daniel Radcliffe is headed to Comic-Con for the first time, and surprisingly, it's not for anything Harry Potter related. Instead, he's there to promote Horns, a dark fantasy film based on Locke & Key author Joe Hill's novel of the same name. It stars Radcliffe as a man who sprouts a pair of demonic looking horns overnight. If that wasn't bad enough, his girlfriend gets murdered, and everyone wants to blame the guy with the scary looking head-protrusions.
What the hell happened?! That was my final reaction watching the season premiere of Hemlock Grove. This might surprise you, given my past with the show, but this wasn't an exclamation of horror. I was shocked, shocked at how good the episode was. This is what Hemlock Grove should have been all last season. Raising questions, but giving answers. Showing the darkness, but not bringing everything to light.
Official Bioshock Infinite LEGO sets are not a thing (yet), but that didn't stop one super-fan from creating his own blocky vision of Columbia. This Bank of the Prophet build was created by Imagine Rigney, and is fully equipped with little LEGO versions of a Handyman, Sonbird, the Luteces, and of course, Booker and Elizabeth.
Japan loves its Pokemon. Scratch that. Japan looooovvvves its Pokemon. This weekend in Tokyo, that trend intensifies with the opening of an official "Pikachu Cafe" that will serve a menu of Poke-inspired food and drinks.
Today on The View of all places, Marvel announced that there's going to be a new Thor, and she's a woman. While they haven't revealed their specific plans for the character yet, we do know that for some reason, the old Thor (Man-Thor?) is no longer worthy to wield Mjolnir. This new character will be stepping in to replace him.
Sound Sweet Sound, what sound might that be? It's a benign band name as far as they go and could signal pretty much any sort of sound, but no matter what they called themselves, not much can prepare you for their epic, acid western track "Up to You," which sounds straight from the Tex-Mex border regions, but SSS actually hails from Toulouse. And I just love it when that happens . . .
Welcome back to New Music Monday, the worst punctuated column on 8CN. Each week dozens of new records, tapes, and cds are released to the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!
Weird Al Yankovic has premiered a new music video, "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's pop-hit "Happy." If Weird Al making more music isn't awesome enough, the video also features guest appearances from comedians like Aisha Tyler, Aisha Tyler, and Kristen Schaal. Fantastic.
For the first time in franchise history, Jurassic World will actually feature a functioning Dino-park, complete with attractions, and visitors, and all of the trappings of a real-life theme park. In fact, as our previous sneak peaks at the film showed, the filmmakers have gone the extra mile in building particularly elaborate sets, complete with fully-stocked gift shops and park facilities. As a big theme-park enthusiast, this is particularly exciting for me, as it means being able to pore over all of the movie's cool props, like this leaked park brochure.
A new trailer for the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes has been released, and it features the debut of a new Mega evolution, secret base gameplay, and Pikachu's new fashion line (which has something to do with the Contest Hall).