As part of the 35th anniversary of Alien, and the slightly less illustrious 10th anniversary of AVP: Alien vs. Predator, the Universal Studios theme parks will feature an Alien vs. Predator maze at their annual Halloween Horror Nights event.
Not to nitpick, but Guardians of the Galaxy had a quite a few glaring factual errors . . . What? Explosions and naked flesh in space? No dude, we're talking about Star-Lord's music taste, because he is most clearly the hip hop-loving sort of intergalactic treasure hunter.
I've seen Guardians of the Galaxy twice now, and that second viewing really cemented it as my new favorite Marvel movie. As a fan of the comics though, there were so many things I wish they had time to pack into that movie. I understand why they didn't make the cut, but that's why I'm glad Guardians made a crap-ton of money this past weekend, more or less guaranteeing it a sequel down the line.
The cat's out of the bag now. After a brief leak earlier this morning, Ubisoft has officially released the first trailer for this year's other Assassin's Creed game. It's called Rogue (previously codenamed Comet), and will arrive this fall on last-gen platforms.
Here's another one from the ever-present rumor mill: Bethesda may or may not be kind of sort of working on a Fallout MMO. At least according to this article from Air Herald. Or, at least, according to that article, Fallout: New Vegas director Josh Sawyer claims that the Fallout franchise could eventually make for a decent MMO. This is a terrible, terrible idea.
Here we go again. With the latest announcement of the Halo Master Chief Collection coming to the Xbox One, rumors have started anew that we may be seeing this collection make its way to the PC. The latest is that a listing for the title on PC has shown up on Amazon UK. I think it's time that we all laid these hopes to rest, though, and recognized that Halo's never coming back to the PC.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits Blu-ray/DVD next month, and while it sadly won't feature a new one-shot short film, it does look like a number of juicy deleted scenes will be included. Marvel has released one of those snippets online, showing SHIELD agents on the hunt for a fugitive Cap with some high-tech tracking technology.
If you happened to be at the London Guardians of the Galaxy premiere or Comic-Con in San Diego, you probably caught a glimpse at this impressive Groot and Rocket made entirely out of LEGO. If you're wondering just how much effort goes into a statue like this, LEGO has released a time-lapse video of its construction, which featured 80 builders working over 300 hours with almost 30,000 bricks.
With such edifices of imagination like Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Castle in the Sky under his belt, Hayao Miyazaki must seem like some modern-day Willy Wonka. And you know what? He basically is.
It has now been confirmed that Studio Ghibli, probably the most internationally prominent animation studio aside from Disney, will be closing its doors, though perhaps not permanently. Whil the company will continue to maintain its back catalog of works, no new productions will be made unless by freelance. The studio’s last feature film was When Marnie Was There, which released in Japan July 19th but with no current plans for a US distribution. If and when it does premiere stateside, it may be the final work of an illustrious company beloved worldwide.
Marvel took a huge gamble and won this past weekend with Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that featured a talking raccoon and his best friend the tree (and those weren't even the craziest bits). However, the studio still seems reluctant to roll the dice on a female-led comic book movie. If they don't move fast, Sony might end up beating them to the punch, as reports indicate that they're planning a Spidey-universe superheroine movie for 2017.
Aloha, fair denizen! Do you like new music? Great, you've stumbled into the right hibiscus, the only column on 8CN written by a man who accidentally purchased an autographed copy of Don Ho's Greatest Hits at a thrift store. Each week dozens of new rekkids, compact discuses, and cassettes (yep! they still make 'em) get released, 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!
Jesse and Justin Moynihan are holding an AMA today, here's the juiciest bits: Jesse used to be a towel boy at a gym and his favorite character is Magic Man. Just kidding, there's plenty more: solid gold advice for aspiring artists, the production process of both Adventure Time and Manly, and much more, with the conversation broken down by topic.
Regulators! Mount up! Time to continue our quest for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless, most disgusting, mostest worstest album covers of all time. Last time we saw some dead babies, a sawy crotch thing, an alien Cher, and, worst of all, a Ted Nugent. What's in store for this installment? Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Let's get things started with a little Bela Lugosi action.