2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Tyler Bates Talks Music of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

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When it was first announced, 2014’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was oftentimes labeled as the 1st film to possibly dismantle that the financial juggernaut that is the MCU (or Marvel Cinematic Universe, for the uninitiated). However, thanks to memorable characters (see: Groot) and terrific nostalgic and original musical choices, it went on to become one of the stand out entries from Marvel Studios (both critically and financially).  Now, flash forward 2 years later, its sequel, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2, suddenly finds itself in an unexpected position, that of the hotly anticipated blockbuster. Will it promise great character moment like its predecessor? Additionally, will it again-like its predecessor-feature great music?   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Tyler Bates Talks Music of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2”

NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016

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With San Diego Comic Con 2016 only weeks away, expect announcements to pour in from the various movie studios and television networks in the weeks to come.  With that said, Nickelodeon has unveiled today what they have planned for the pop culture event.  Curious to know what they have in store for attendees?  Find out in the press release below… Continue reading “NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Vegeta Himself, Chris Sabat, Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F

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After speaking previously with many of the folks (actors and producers alike) behind DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F, on the final day of Comic Con I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Sabat, the voice behind one of my favorite DBZ characters, the antihero known only as Vegeta. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Vegeta Himself, Chris Sabat, Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Recap

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Normally, after a busy week of press obligations and attending panels, Sundays (for me) are normally reserved for extra time in the Exhibit Hall.  However, while I did take some time to hang out in the Exhibit Hall, I broke a bit from my typical routine, and attended panels for Heroes Reborn and The Strain.  Check out some of the cool moments from these panels below… Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Recap

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Like Friday, Saturday provided plenty of awesome panels (especially in regards to superhero properties)!  With Marvel Studios bowing out this year, Warner Bros/DC and 20th Century Fox pulled all the stops to get attendees buzzing about their films.  Check out a few of the highlights below…. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Friday Recap

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As mentioned before, Fridays and Saturdays during Comic Con (for me) are designated for panels.  However, in order to make it into the coveted space known as Hall H, many folks really have to WORK HARD for it.  This year was no different as Friday promised a number of panels from a number of hotly anticipated properties, such as Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, as well as STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Friday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes

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If I said it once, I’ll say it again, music plays a pivotal role in how we interpret film or television.  Without it, what we see-on the small or big screen-can seem “naked”-as if it is missing something.  However, with music, the right score can create a sense of dread (see JAWS) or rouse excitement (see SUPERMAN or STAR WARS).  Therefore with that said, at Comic Con this year (in promotion of the “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” Panel), I sat down with the composer behind many of the superheroes shows currently on television, Mr. Blake Neely. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Thursday Recap

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As mentioned before, Thursday (for many) acts as the first “official day” of Comic Con (as some may not be fortunate enough to get Preview Night).  For me, however, Thursday acts as a press heavy day as I know that I will likely spend the next two days in panels (instead of press rooms or conferences).  Therefore this year I spent the day making the following press rounds: Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Thursday Recap”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Writer/Director Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne Talk THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES’: WHAT HAPPENED?

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Believe or not, it’s very common in Hollywood that elements of a film (i.e. an actor/actress being recast, director getting fired, etc.), or the film entirely, gets canned before the finished product ever sees the light of day.  Such was the case with SUPERMAN LIVES, a film which would have seen actor, Nicholas Cage, as the Man of Steel, and helmer Tim Burton in the director’s chair.  However, due to some unfortunate circumstances with the production, the superhero film never made it to the big screen.

With that in mind, at Comic Con I sat down with writer/director, Jon Schnepp, and producer, Holly Payne, to chat about their film, THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES’: WHAT HAPPENED?-a documentary which investigates what happened to the long defunct film.  In the interview, Jon and Holly not only discuss what inspired them to make the film, but also highlight the many challenges in getting the film made. In addition, Jon and Holly also make time (of course) to geek out about they’re going to get MOST “sweaty” about as fans of Comic Con.  Check out the interview below…  Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Writer/Director Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne Talk THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES’: WHAT HAPPENED?”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Chris Ayres Talks Frieza’s Return In RESURRCTION F

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As mentioned before, the Big Bad known as Frieza has returned to wreak havoc upon Earth in the upcoming movie, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F, and it is once again up to Goku and the rest of the Z fighters to take him down.  Therefore in celebration of his return, I caught up with the voice behind the iconic villain, Chris Ayres, during my time at Comic Con.  In the interview, Ayres discussed what elements he brought to the character as well as what fans could expect from the film.  In addition, he also geeked out about what he was most excited to see at Comic Con as a fan.  Check out the interview below…

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2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Producer Justin Cook Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F

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Following my go as a new recruit for Frieza’s army, I took the opportunity to speak with Justin Cook, producer of the film, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F.  In the interview, we not only discuss Cook’s experience being at Comic Con, but also some details about the upcoming film as well as if Raditz (a character Justin voices) will ever return to DB universe.  Check out the interview below….    Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Producer Justin Cook Talks DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Frieza’s Galactic Bootcamp Demonstration

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Next month Frieza will seek to settle a score with the saiyan, Goku, in the upcoming movie, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F.  However, before he can do that, he must first assemble his army to ensure his victory.  Therefore at this year’s Comic Con, members of his army were recruiting attendees to see if that they had what it took to be his warriors.  Check out the video below-to see if I had what it took- as I made my way through some of recruiting tests, which included skills as “Energy, Agility, and Strength.” Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Frieza’s Galactic Bootcamp Demonstration”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Michael Rosenbaum and Sara Rue Talk IMPASTOR

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What happens when a slacker finds himself the new pastor of a small town?  Well, that the question that new series, Impastor, will seek to answer this Summer.  Starring Michael Rosenbaum and Sara Rue, among others, the upcoming TV Land series tells the tale of Buddy Dobbs (Rosenbaum), a slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as a small town’s new gay pastor.  During Comic Con, I caught up with Rosenbaum and Rue to discuss their characters on the show.  However, in the process, the hilarious co-stars were quite candid and shared a lot more!  Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Michael Rosenbaum and Sara Rue Talk IMPASTOR”

CONTEST: DRAGONBALL Z RESURRECTION F Posters Signed By Vegeta Himself, Chris Sabat!!

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If you recall, in a Tweet posted a few weeks ago (see below) a contest was teased to get a signed poster by a member of the DRAGONBALL Z: RESURRECTION F cast.  Now, that moment has finally arrived!  Starting today, until the film’s release on August 4th (that’s next Tuesday),  DRAGONBALL Z fans will have the chance to win a poster signed by Vegeta himself, Mr. Chris Sabat!
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2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: PROFILES IN HISTORY Presents MCCUNE MASTERWORKS

 

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The miniature model of the “Blockade Runner” from STARS WARS: A NEW HOPE

A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away… It all started with a ship.  While most may likely recall the ship simply as Princess Leia, C3PO, and R2D2’s getaway ship in the opening scene of A NEW HOPE, to avid STAR WARS fans, it is known as the “Blockade Runner.”  Built under the direction of late Oscar-winning chief model maker, Grant McCune, it was made available by leading Hollywood Memorabilia dealer, Profiles In History, to be viewed by  Comic Con attendees this year!  Some of you might ask, “Ok…So, why was this event so unique?” Well, aside being a historic piece of movie history, it’s appearance at Comic Con marked the first time it had been seen or displayed publicly for nearly 40 years!  Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: PROFILES IN HISTORY Presents MCCUNE MASTERWORKS”

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON (SDCC) 2015 Starts Today!

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If the trend in articles lately haven’t provided any kind of clue, today marks the first day (technically…Thursday, is sometimes designated as the official 1st day) of San Diego Comic Con!  For the uninitiated, the pop culture event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center for five days in July.  Promising loads of content for its attendees (i.e. comic books, videogames, movies, television shows, etc.), the event attracts over 140,000 people from around the world each July. Continue reading “SAN DIEGO COMIC CON (SDCC) 2015 Starts Today!”

Big NOBILITY Announcement Coming To SDCC!

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Starting tomorrow, the hottest original, extraordinary new series will be drawing crowds at San Diego Comic Con.  What series do I speak of?  Why, Nobility, of course!  Continue reading “Big NOBILITY Announcement Coming To SDCC!”

Cartoon Network Re-Ups Five of its Hit Original Series‏

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In advance of Cartoon Network’s ultimate fan experience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Network announced today that Cartoon Network Studios’ original series; Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, will return for additional seasons. Coming on the heels of worldwide ratings and critical acclaim are orders for Season 8 of the Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time, Season 8 of the Emmy®-winning Regular Show, Season 3 of the Emmy®-winning Uncle Grandpa, Season 3 of Steven Universe and Season 2 of Clarence. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence all originated from the prolific artist-driven Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios. Continue reading “Cartoon Network Re-Ups Five of its Hit Original Series‏”

Yahoo’s ‘OTHER SPACE’ Coming To Comic Con

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On Thursday, the cast of new scripted series “Other Space” on Yahoo will be participating in an autograph signing at San Diego Comic-Con.  Produced by Paul Feig, the comedy series follows Captain Stewart Lipinski (Karan Soni) and his astronaut crew when they’re transported into a different universe with space clouds, robot rebellions, and the occasional alien attack!  Below you can find the details… Continue reading “Yahoo’s ‘OTHER SPACE’ Coming To Comic Con”

TellTale Games Is Bringing Special WALKING DEAD: SEASON ONE Live Performance To Comic Con

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Telltale Games is preparing to head out to San Diego Comic Con… and together with the folks over at Skybound, they’ve arranged a very special event for fans of their episodic Walking Dead series: The Walking Dead Live Performance Continue reading “TellTale Games Is Bringing Special WALKING DEAD: SEASON ONE Live Performance To Comic Con”