Finally, *finally* we have an image of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle!
So Ms. Kyle seems to be taking a little joyride on the Bat Pod… interesting… And those are some neat goggles she’s wearing too. Since she IS on the Bat Pod, I’m guessing this is her Catwoman look? Either way I’m just happy we finally have an official picture!
What are your thoughts? Share them below!
There are shows that make you laugh out loud, yet simultaneously question your morals because of the perverse content inducing this laughter. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is one of these shows.
Originally airing in Canada and now rebroadcast by FEARnet in the U.S., Todd and the Book of Pure Evil depicts the plight of Â high school with a delightful Satanic twist. The main character, Todd (Alex House), a slacker metalhead with an affinity for ganja, wants nothing more than to be with Jenny (Maggie Castle), the girl of his dreams. Todd has a metal band with his amputee best friend Curtis (Billy Turnbull) called Barbarian Apocalypse. This show has a formula that has been used in many high school dramas, but what makes it refreshing here is that it has been wonderfully mixed with camp, cheese, death metal, and Satanic conspiracies!
Today Warner Bros. released the first official picture of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
What do you all think? Personally, I’m digging the dark tones (a staple of any Zach Snyder film).
“Man of Steel” is currently in production and due to be released June 14, 2013.
What if superheroes were real?
If you have ever asked yourself that question, then you need to read Penny Cavalier.
Many of us have confined the idea of superheroes to the big screen or the pages of a comic book. It turns out that there is an underground community of Real Life Superheroes (RLSH) walking the streets in this day and age. That’s right, actual superheroes. These people may not have powers, but they have alter egos, costumes, and the fortitude to change the world.
Like myself, you may not have even been aware that this community existed. Lupsha took on the task of interviewing these different RLSH to see what they are like. His journey delving into this community is fascinating, insightful, and bittersweet.
The book starts off with a forward by Lupsha stating that to the best of his knowledge, at least 99% of the fascinating stories he heard were true. For reasons such as the safety of people he interviewed, there is still that 1% of mystery. It’s understandable that Lupsha added a forward stating this because of the incredible tales that are told in Penny Cavalier. There were times I questioned what I read simply because it was so surreal.
Penny Cavalier reveals the motivations, methods, and philosophies of different people who identify themselves as a RLSH. Some of the people he interviews are more like the kind of characters you imagine reading about in a comic book, and others have adopted and evolved the concept of being a RLSH. Some don’t even hide their real life identity and in fact share it freely! There’s variety with the different people interviewed, which I really appreciated as a reader.Â What’s interesting is reading the different involvement these RLSHs have with the police and their attitudes and relationships with the local authorities. Depending on how each person adopts the role of the RLSH seems to affect how they’re treated by police. Penny CavalierÂ gives you a peek into this fascinating subculture of RLSHs and explains how this group is able to exist in our world. I think for me what was the most interesting was when the different RLSHs gave opinions on each other, and some of them are not shy about expressing their thoughts on their peers.
The way Lupsha catalogues the interviews and his journey into the world of RLSH is smooth and personable. He does not simply type up transcripts of the interviews in a boring question and answer format, he lets the reader know his reactions so that instead of just reading interviews, you’re experiencing them the way he did. You can feel his fascination, shock, and at times trepidation and that is what really makes Penny CavalierÂ enjoyable. The book reveals how the idea of the RLSH has been adopted by various people and what it means for them to be a RLSH. Lupsha after interviews shares anecdotes from his life that relate to the ideas of kindness, selflessness, and being a good samaritan (which is in fact one of the names of a RLSH). This isn’t just a book of interviews, it explores the ideas and experiences of selflessness in our own lives and what makes RLSHs stand apart.
Bottom Line: Read Penny Cavalier. It explores a fascinating subculture that I was not even aware of until I started reading. Lupsha gives the content of the interviews justice by his smooth and personable writing style and makes you wish that more RLSHs had been willing to be interviewed so that you could read more.
Buy Penny Cavalier HERE.
Visit jonny Lupsha’s blog HERE.
I was in the middle of writing a post about my adventures at San Diego Comic Con when my friend Dianne turned my attention to this video:
Before I continue with those posts I must address this video. I have gotten a lot of grief for being a nerd in my life, but never have I come across someone who so condescendingly vilified a group of people and their passions as Kristine Frazao from RTAmerica.
In this video Ms. Frazao simultaneously insults comics, among others mediums, as a form of art and expression along with criticizing the mentality of the people who attend this convention. She constantly refers to the attendees such as myself as not living in the “real world” and spending exorbitant amounts of money on something that could be put to better use. In the video she addresses the large number of homeless in the San Diego area and comments on how Comic Con attendees should instead be using their travel money to fly to Washington DC to protest.
The caption during the entire report reads: “Comic Con Groupies Escape Reality And Leave Others To Save Dark Economy.”
Where do I begin with this response?
First I’ll start with the economicÂ aspects of this report. So, we nerds are leaving others to save the dark economy by escaping reality at Comic Con. We are criticized for spending exorbitant amounts of money on something we care about when we should be spending it on protesting in DC.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but as the lovely cosplayer Victoria Schmidt pointed out, a lot of the revenue made in downtown San Diego businesses come from people who are in the area for Comic Con. By spending money at local AMERICAN OWNED businesses, are we not supporting the economy? Â Also, one of the reasons we are forced to spend so much money on a hotel is because a little thing called “supply and demand.” Supply and demand refers to the prices of a coveted item increasing because of its popularity. If anything, by spending moreÂ money on a hotel, we are contributing more money to the economy.
According to Batman-News.com the teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will premiere with the last chapter of the Harry Potter films.
So pretty much Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 is going to be one of the most nerdly epic experiences ever. EVER I SAY!
I hope that the teaser for TDKR will be more revealing than the teaser for The Dark Knight which, true to the utmost nature of teasing, gave us only voices and some admittedly sweet lines. Will we see Catwoman? Will we see Bane? Only time will tell, my friends, only time will tell…
I, for one, will be counting down the seconds until I get to see that teaser. Is it sad that hearing this news makes me totally giddy? And when I say sad I mean amazing.
The teaser for The Dark Knight. Three years later it still gives me chills.
Let’s raise our glasses, fellow Batfans, because this is just the beginning.