Acting is hard, especially when you have to shave your entire freaking head to play a character. Karen Gillan recently had to do just that to play the space-assassin Nebula in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (now the highest grossing movie of 2014!). So, probably worth it, but damn, that sucks, especially considering she might be back for the sequel.
Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, also happens to be a pretty awesome DJ. Last week in Sydney, Australia, he put on the first show in his new tour, appropriately titled "Rave of Thrones," and it looked awesome.
Seasons come and seasons go, but Netflix always has something good to watch. This month, as usual, a buttload of movies and TV shows are being added to the library including School of Rock, Silver Linings Playbook, The Blacklist, the second season of Arrow, and the final season of How I Met Your Mother. Check out the full list below.
Telltale Games has gained a lot of attention recently, after winning several game of the year awards for the first season of their Walking Dead adventure game, they also just released the final installments in the second season of that same game and The Wolf Among Us. They've got episodic adventure games based on Borderlands and Game of Thrones coming out soon, as well. All of these titles being episodic, though, I think it's time to assess the effectiveness and current state of episodic games.
Guardians of the Galaxy continues to kick ass at the box office, hopefully proving once and for all that Hollywood blockbusters can be different and successful. This past weekend, the Marvel movie surpassed both The LEGO Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest grossing movie of the entire year at the domestic box office.
Like lots of people my age I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my dad. We watched TNG nearly religiously, and every iteration since with some regularity. We even watched a bit of the terrible Enterprise together. It was a conduit for us to talk about the bigger issues raised by the show in the comfortable environment of a fictional universe. We bitched about Q and discussed para-science and the role of technology in our lives. We both worked on a constant stream of cool tech and science facts. Eventually I moved on to the mythic elements of Star Wars, but Picard has never left the captain's chair of my heart.
They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but according to HBO, it fell in under two seasons. Not too many people were happy that this historical drama got such a short run, which begs the question, were they right? Or were they just entranced by the Tumblr feed that was Vorenus and Pullo.
Holy hell folks, it's finally coming and it's been long overdue. If for some reason you thought I was talking about a new Hello Kitty cartoon, well then I'm sorry to disappoint. Mance Media, a relatively new production studio, is working on a TV series inspired by the Resident Evil games. That's right, you heard correctly folks! You can start jumping for joy.
Two decades ago, Kevin Smith somehow convinced Stan Lee to appear in his film Mallrats. 20 years later, Smith has gotten him to do it again, confirming that Stan Lee will play a character in the upcoming film Yoga Hosers.
After a long period of praise for their progressive ways in their comics properties Marvel has caused a bit of a stir with a hyper-sexualized variant Spider-Woman cover. She's crouched on a rooftop, lips slightly parted with her spandex covered ass in the air like she's waiting to get fucked. It's a pose that's perfectly in line with what artist Milo Manara has been doing in his own work on his Italian comic, Click!. Marvel, Manara and the writer, Dennis Hopeless have all weighed in on the controversy.
It's Marvel rumor time, and this one concerns the entire line-up of the Avengers team. It took a while for the current roster (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow) to come together, with each of them being introduced prior to their appearance as a full team in the Avengers movie. However, according to a new report, while that team might still be together in Age of Ultron next year, that doesn't mean they'll stay that way for long.
Nintendo is really, really bad at naming things, but I have to admit that this New 3DS has some pretty interesting features. That's not a typo by the way, it's actually called the "New Nintendo 3DS." Nintendo has literally stopped caring about names at this point.