Is interactive 3D the future of comic strips? I sure hope so! This Calvin & Hobbes comic was reimagined as an interactive 3D comic using the Blender program by Gabriel de Laubier. It might not impress everyone, but I think it’s kinda cool, and I’d be up for seeing more comics get this 3D makeover.
You can experience the interactive 3D comic strip in the widget below. You can also view it in Google Cardboard.
As a fan of how Batman was portrayed in The LEGO Movie, I’m looking forward to seeing his spinoff The LEGO Batman Movie. The stuff that I’ve seen for it so far has been absolutely hilarious, and I think that it has the potential to be even better than The LEGO Movie.
The movie is being directed by Chris McKay, butPhil Lord and Chris Miller are still producers on the project and helping steer it in the right direction. During a recent interview with Collider, Lord and Miller expressed their excitement for the film and how thrilled they are with how the project is coming along. Miller praised McKay’s Batman fandom saying:
“Chris McKay, the director of the movie, is a real Batman aficionado and knows really arcane stuff that was only in one issue of the comic book in 1972, and that sort of thing.”
Lord added the McKay is so hardcore that “he has a very large Catwoman tattoo on his forearm.” It’s good to know that they’ve got such a big fan bringing this movie to life. Because they do have someone who’s so knowledgeable about the character, you can expect to see lots of Easter eggs. In fact, Miller described the film as one big Easter egg:
“So, it is chock full of stuff for Batman aficionados. It is just a 90-minute Easter egg.”
Lord added that it heavily honors the comics and reveals that it “covers all the way through to Batman v Superman” and “all the way through and to the future.”
Will Arnett is reprising his role as Batman, and he will be joined by Zach Galifianakis (Joker), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Michael Cera (Robin), and Mariah Carey (Mayor Grange). In case you missed the trailer for the film, make sure to click here to check it out!
Earlier today, I wrote about how Captain Phillips’ Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi has joined the cast of Blade Runner 2, and it looks like today is a big day for the actors in that particular film: Abdi’s co-star, a little-known actor by the name of Tom Hanks, is playing Captain “Sully” Sullenberger in a new film by Clint Eastwood called Sully, and that movie’s first trailer has just landed. Though it does seem to share a bit of DNA with Robert Zemeckis’ own plane movie, Flight, this one thankfully looks better than Eastwood’s recent directorial efforts. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
Sully hits theaters on September 9, 2016.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
“Sully” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
We’re in the middle of the summer movie season right now, and the sweltering heat makes the chill of winter seem like a lifetime away. But we’re only a couple of days from July, and if you subscribe to celebrating that whole “Christmas in July” thing, these two pieces of Die Hard fan art from artist Chris Weston (via Xombiedirge) seem like a nice teaser for the Christmas classic that you should definitely be watching next month.
Both prominently feature McClane’s vulnerable, shoeless state thanks to Hans Gruber’s decision to “shoot the glass” (best to imagine that line in Alan Rickman’s voice), and even though these are still images, there’s a nice sense of propulsive movement to both of these pieces that’s fitting for an action movie that moves at such a rapid-fire pace.
The team at Brotherhood Workshop is back with another terrific stop-motion LEGO video, and this time they went big with it. Taking the famous airport fight scene from Captain America: Civil War as inspiration, they put their own spin on that instant-classic fight and had Iron Man call in his Hulkbuster armor to battle Ant-Man in Giant-Man mode as the rest of the gang watches in awe. Check it out:
ComingSoon reports that AMC has renewed its comic book adaptation Preacher for a second season. That’s great news for those of us who have been tuning in thus far, and especially great news for those of us who read the comic series and have been patiently waiting for the show to start touching on some of those plotlines. Creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin opted to use the first season as a quasi-origin story for the characters to ease audiences into the weirdness and insanity of the comic storyline, and that approach has made some fans (myself included) slightly impatient with the show so far.
I’m glad the network is giving the show time to grow and hopefully reach the good stuff that should be coming in season 2. It’d have been a shame if AMC canceled it after only one season, because with as long as it took for this property to finally make the jump from the page to the screen, this may end up being the only live-action adaptation of Preacher fans ever see.
“‘Preacher’ is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”
If you missed the first five episodes of the series so far, AMC will be re-airing them starting tomorrow night (Thursday, June 30, 2016) at 9pm.
For years, I thought the voice telling me I had new e-mail was a computer talking to me! Now Great Big Story tells me that Elwood Edwards was a professional voice actor whose wife worked for the company that would become America Online. Talk about a lucky break — or so you would think. Edwards was never able to find work (outside of an appearance on The Simpsons) after doing the lines heard by around 30+ million people every day in the ’90s. Hear his story below.
As evidenced by the extreme reactions to the new Ghostbusters movie, it turns out people are extraordinarily passionate about that franchise. And while a lot of those reactions have seemingly opened a gateway of the worst corners of the internet to spew their hatred alongside average people who simply don’t think the movie looks that great, Ghostheads is a new documentary that showcases the altruistic side of Ghostbusters fandom.
The doc hits Netflix on July 15, the same day Paul Feig’s new movie arrives in theaters.
GHOSTHEADS looks back at the impact the Ghostbusters franchise has had on fans over the past three decades. Through interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig, and many more, as well as with the Ghostbusters fan community from across the globe, Ghostheads presents countless humanizing stories about overcoming obstacles, comradery, and the idea that no one should ever feel alone or isolated. From Tom Gebhardt, a young man from New Jersey who’s built his own Ecto-1 and feels most like himself when in uniform, to a woman who won her battle with addicition by focusing her energy on building props from the films, to Peter Mosen, the “Original Ghostbusters Fan,” who’s been dressing up like Ray Stantz since the first film’s release, and whose passion landed him a small part in the sequel. Ghostbusters has impacted many lives over the past 30 some-odd years, and these are some of the fans who continue to carry the torch of the franchise’s positive messaging, all over the world.
BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence (Rhode Island) boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.
Bleed For This opens in limited release on November 4th.