After being taken down weeks ago to prevent furthur cyber attacks on it’s systems, Playstation Network is planning to return this week with an all new system full of new goodies as well as a few gifts to make it worth your while when you return. Personally I can’t wait to see what they have in store. Info below…
It’s Monday morning and you know what that means, It’s time to find out what movie’s you spent your money on this weekend. This weekends big winner for a second week in a row is “Hop” who continued it’s strong run with a 21 million dollar take. Despite it’s 42% drop from last weekend it still had enough to take out the Russel Brand vehicle “Arthur”. The remake of the 1981 comedy pulled in 12 million dollars for a rather anemic second place. This puts Brand in the rare position of having the two top grossing movies of the weekend, a feat that hasn’t taken place since Decaprio did it in “Man in the Iron Mask” and “Titanic” in 1998.
The two big surprises of the week got to the number 3 and 4 spots with “Hanna” and “Soul Surfer” posting strong debuts.Positive reviews for Hanna and a nearly 80% female audience for Soul Surfer drove these movies to strong positions and word of mouth may keep them there for a while.
The biggest disappointment this week was the stoner comedy “Your Highness”. The action/adventure/weed comedy failed to find it’s audience after it was mistakenly marketed as a movie starring Oscar award winners instead of marketing it to the people that drove Pineapple Express and Half Baked out of the red. Look for this film to disappear from theaters rather quickly much like Sucker Punch who has now dropped out of the top ten after just two weeks.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.
Paul is an Austin based artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios. You can find his work in book stores everywhere or for more info visit paulmaybury.com. You can also read his original webcomic Party Bear for free here. So make sure you check out his stuff and support artist who are out there doing good work. I’d recommend Strange Tales #2: Little Lies. Classic art style, good stories, Definitly worth checking out…
Here’s a quick peek at some Captain America: The First Avenger footage that was shown on Entertainment Tonight last night. Lots of action and even some shield tossing in there. The trailer will premiere tonight on ET…
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in 3D on July 22.
This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian return from their busy week of wedding festivities (not to each other, that’s not legal here) for a jam packed show. This week the guys discuss why the new Conan trailer sucks, Can David Slade save Daredevil, as well as take on a super sized edition of The Comic Break brought to you by www.comicbreak.com. All this and much much more on this episode of Noob Radio…
Free comic book day party, May 7th
The Beverage Bar
2950 Thousand Oaks Dr.
San Antonio, TX
Come meet local comic book writers and artists!
Plus, comic themed Live Art Show!
This “gem” slipped by my collective awareness as it apparently hit the internetz on Monday. I don’t have a lot to say about it other that it looks pretty awful. Like a mix between those terrible Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunk movies. Just bad…
Of all the remakes, reboots, and comic imaginations coming out this summer, this is probably the least interesting to me. I grew up knowing of Conan the comic but never really watched the movie version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. After watching this teaser I’m not sure I’m gonna be going out of my way anytime soon to check this version out either. Enjoy your spooky dark Conan trailer…
This from somekindofawesome.com.
Apparently Beck recorded some mini version of songs for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World that have now been released and you can check them out here. I love Scott Pilgrim, its a real representation of what I thought the world would be like growing up, full of power ups and 1 up block. Apparently it is not. I’m still waiting. Either way here are some very cool unreleased clips from Beck and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World…
I’ve been super excited to see this film since the early teaser from last fall. Abrams has really captured the 80′s Spielberg vibe here. I think a lot of it may have to do with the music and the whimsical bit of childhood nostalgia that seems to run throughout the trailer. Either way I can’t wait to see this when it hits June 10, 2011. This summers starting to look like its gonna be a big one after last years disappointments…
Set in 1979 Ohio, a group of six young children use a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One night while filming near a remote stretch of railroad tracks, the children witness a truck collide with an oncoming train leading to a catastrophic derailment. Amidst the fire and destruction, something inhuman emerges.
Set in 2014 along the Iraq-Iran border, Fault Line Episode 1: Bad Part of Town follows a marine Staff Sergeant as he deploys with his four-man squad. Another crew has gone missing while on the hunt for a chemical weapons site, and Staff Sergeant Blackburn
This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian are joined on location by friends of the show and contributors for Geek Weekend 2 and the semi-annual geek roundtable for a rowdy discussion of all the days news involving comics, video games, movies and television. It was a wild and rowdy time so check it out on this episode of Noob Radio!
Rockstar released box art for one of it’s most anticipated games of 2010 and now 2011 today and I’m not super impressed with it.??? It’s pretty basic fare with nothing special going on. Certainly wouldn’t grab my eye if I was perusing the game stores and came across it. Then again it’s whats under the hood that counts and this one looks pretty good. check out the trailer below.
Set amid the violence and corruption of post-World War II Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters’ emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war veteran, who rises through the ranks of the LAPD by solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face-to-face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
After the explosive conclusion of “Animal Armies,” Jepperd and his new traveling companions begin a long trek north in search of answers in this stand-alone issue. But as the first snowfall of the year hits, mistrust and fear threaten to tear the group apart before they even get started!
There is often a strange disconnect when picking up a comic for the first time, especially when you’re jumping in 18 issues deep. With no real sense of where the story is headed or where it’s been I often find myself grasping at the smallest detail hoping it will lead me to a connection with a character that will draw me into the story and begin that relationship I was looking for in comics to begin with. With some books it’s a struggle to find my footing and if I reach the staples with out finding that connection, I’m pretty sure it’s a lost cause and time to move on but occasionally I come across that rare comic that grabs you with nothing but the cover itself and won’t let go. It’s just a little peek into what’s in store but it grabs me none the less and I can’t help but delve into it and that was the case with Sweet Tooth #18.
Sweet Tooth #18 picks up with Gus (The Boy) and Tommy Jeppard (The Big Man) leading a group of survivors along a desolate road in search of the mythical place called Alaska in the hopes for a better life in post apocalyptic America. There was a terrible plague at some point in the past leaving the world a cold and dangerous place and these characters are looking for a sliver of hope in this dark world. As the travel the road searching for this land of new hope, there is a lot of tension between the characters of the group. Past acts of betrayal have left many in the group
This week on the noobnews podcast, Richard and Christian discuss Joseph Gordon Levitt joining the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, the new segment “The Comic Break” brought to you by comicbreak.com, as well as all the Superman casting news you can fit in a pair of red tights. All this and much much more on this episode of The Noob News…
Here’s this weeks rundown… Quick Hits…
Joseph Gordon levitt signed on to Dark Night rises, who would you like to see him play? no riddler or joker in this movie, i could see him as a young dick grayson perhaps?.
Will ferrell will be doing a 4 episode stint as a saber manager helping to fill in for michael scott when he exits the show
later this season,
It looks like Stephen Kings (IMO) best work is finally gonna get the Hollywood treatment it’s fans have always clamored for. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the book will make its way to the big screen via a Warner Bros. and CBS Films co-production. What’s yet to be seen is the size and scope of the story to be told. Stephen King’s “The Stand” is a monster of a book that could probably be turned into a 24 episode tv series. There are a ton of characters that come and go as well as major story arcs that just couldn’t be told in even a trilogy of
A few years ago I stumbled across the small spanish horror movie [REC]. It was a verite style horror movie, filmed from various helmet cameras and television cameras to capture the action taking place in a small apartment complex as a zombie/demon/rabies outbreak happened. It was awesome, I loved it, I couldn’t wait to see the sequel [REC] 2 when it was announced and I was not dissappointed when I did see it. Now I’m equally excited to see that they are moving forward with two more films that will fill in the gaps between the first two films as well as spread the story to the world outside the apartment building. Let the awesomeness ensue…
Blooding-Disgusting has reported that Leticia Dolera has been cast alongside Diego Martin for [REC] Genesis. Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero will split directing duties for the final two films in the franchise,
Jonathan Liebesman’s Battle: Los Angeles will be dropping soon and the posters just keep getting better. I was thinking this movie was gonna be on a smaller scale but things are looking bigger and bigger with each bit of info we get.
The action epic starsAaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, and Bridget Moynahan and hits theaters on March 11th, 2011.
For years there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world