Posts tagged X Men

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST [trailer 1]

:: I have yet to find the words…

XMEN Update: Peter Dinklage is Bolivar Trask!!!
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XMEN Update: Peter Dinklage is Bolivar Trask!!!

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X Men: Days of Future Past - Trask Industries

:: Here it comes…

SDCC’13 XMEN+FIGHTCLUB

1. Author Chuck Palahniuk announced today that he’s working on Fight Club 2, and that it will be done in a graphic novel style! Whether or not they’ll turn it into a movie is uncertain…but they probably will…
READ MORE [here]

2. The new teaser posters for X-Men:Days of Future Past were released this afternoon, to solidify any thoughts of a time-traveling-crossover between “First Class” and the original movie series! 

SDCC’13: MORE XMEN UPDATES

:: Today there was a surprise panel to explain some major details, and reveal most of the cast - which includes stars from both “First Class” and the regular “X-Men” movie series.

WHICH MEANS with the confirmation of Bishop that there will be time travel! Also, and probably the biggest news, with Singer back as Director they will be eradicating some of the *cough*mistakes*cough* done in X-Men3…again with time travel haha

So for all of you that were thinking “how are they going to have two X-Men movie time lines” here ya go!

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SDCC’13: XMEN UPDATE

:: I haven’t paid much attention to this years ComicCon…until they released updates for X-Men: Days Of Future Past!!!

Below we see the return of Charles Xavier and Magneto, Colossus right off the hop, and BISHOP!!!

THEN IGN released footage captured of Sentinels, and news about Boliver Trask!

While it all still feels a little cheesey…I’m excited :)

THE WOLVERINE [trailer] CinemaCon Exclusive 

XMEN4 UPDATE: Bishop Confirmed!

:: Through his personal Vine, Singer confirmed that my favorite X-character will be in the upcoming movie “Days Of Future Past” !!!!!!!!

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Fox used Vine to post a 6sec trailer of “The Wolverine”. Some think it’s hoaky, I think it’s a brilliant use of todays social media! 
PS: Look closely, there’s confirmation of the Silver Samurai!!!

MARVEL HEROES: First Official Trailer

Finally something concrete on the upcoming Diablo-style MMO from my favorite comicbook franchise! At first I heard rumors that this would be a full open-world sandbox style MMORPG (in the shadow of WoW) but I think since the overrated success of StarWars:TOR studios are realizing it’s better to try something new rather than battle a giant. 
Now I’ll have to quickly play through Ultimate Alliance 2 to get myself up to speed; it looks like this will be the same style of game, following the escapades of the Teseract…the powerful cube we’re introduced to from the movies. Cross-media storytelling is my favorite!  

via: marvelentertainment

MY Essential iPad Apps

I’ve had my iPad for a solid year now, and my friend Carl just bought his, so I thought it’d be interesting to share what I believe to be the top Apps for my favorite Apple product.  

PRODUCTIVITY
iWork: This includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote ($9 each)
Moleskine: A really nice, clean, simple note-taking App for those who enjoy physically writing stuff out but want to use the iPad to save space. (free)
*I mostly use the pre-loaded Notes app for jotting things down, it has the great built-in feature of emailing your notes to you once you’ve finished writing to help you not forget. 
Remote: An Apple sanctioned App that lets you control synced iTunes with your iPad. (free)
Nightstand: A great alarm clock, with tons of built in features. (free)

READING
Holy Bible HD:
By far the easiest to use, clearest version, with great cross-version integration (free) 
Kindle: Amazon has created a reading monster! The biggest library, and best friend to any college student - with most textbooks ranging in the $10 price range. (free) 
*i also use iBooks, but it’s Canadian store is virtually empty 
Flipboard: My favorite source for daily news. It takes websites, your Facebook newsfeed, and even Tweets, and organizes them in a neat magazine style layout. (was $9 - now free apparently)
Marvel: I used to be a huge comicbook junkie, and have picked up the habit again since downloading this app. With individual comics priced at $1.99 how can you go wrong!? (free)  
*there is a DC app with same prices for fans of that universe 

EDITING
PS Express:
Made for the iPhone, but just as helpful for minor on-the-go photo edits. (free) 

VIDEOS
Netflix:
Get real, who doesn’t use this? (free)  
Crackle: Like Nflix, but for those shows/movies that we loved and then forgot about (free)
Vimeo: Personally preferred over YouTube, but not as popular (free)  

SOCIAL NETWORKING
MyPad: The best way to interact on Facebook with your iPad (free)
Checkin Map
:
Cause Foursquare is for chumps (free) 
Google+: Very similar to the Fbook App, which in this case isn’t a bad thing (free) 
IM+: Take your AIM, MSN, and Fbook/MySpace Chat and cram them all into one easy to use window (free)
*of course there’s the official Twitter and Tumblr apps that you should automatically have! 

MUSIC
Beatwave:
Touch the squares and music happens; more like a game a music making device (free)  
Drum Kit: Mess around with a full set of drums ($1) 
Classical: A classic guitar on your screen. Not the easiest to use, but fun to play around with (free)  

GAMES
Angry Birds Seasons HD LITE:
This version updates itself with the holidays…Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. (free or $1.99 for full version) 
Plants vs Zombies: My all time favorite iOS game ($3) 
ZTP: Zombie vs redneck tower defence game (free) 
NOVA 2: It’s the iOS answer to Halo ($7) 
#sworcery: Has to be played to be understood………….  ($5)
X-MEN: The classic arcade multiplayer platformer, one of the best ($1) 
E.Legacy: A great RPG for lovers of the PS1’s Final Fantasy series ($5) 
SF IV: Street Fighter 4 in your hands, awesome! ($5) 

HOUSE OF M [comic] Review
I did this backwards, read Civil War before M, but oh well. It was explained to me as being one of (if not the) biggest event for Marvel Comics. I don’t know if I agree with that, but from the perspective of the mutant-society, I would say the repercussions have greater impact than anything else. For anyone that is into where Marvel has brought their heroes these days it’s a must-read. Avengers has their “age of heroes” X-Men their “schism” even Fantastic Four and Spider Man have now teamed up (with the death of Torch) and all of it stems from House of M. To sum up the 8 part series; Scarlet Witch (Magneto’s daughter) turns on the Avengers, loses control of her powers, and creates an alternate reality. Only a few heroes know the truth, and wage battle against the family of Magnus in an attempt to save Prof X and return the world to normal. In the end, Witch unleashes her powers in a last ditch effort that results in roughly 95% of the mutant population losting their powers. This of course makes things unsettling with humans, which sparks the Civil War series… 
It’s a fun/short read for anyone that enjoys seeing massive hero-teamups. Definitely weird to see characters like Wolverine in charge of SHIELD, and refreshing to see someone like Peter Parker showing a more intense, less quirky, side. 
Now I’m gonna dive into “Age of Apocalypse” and wait/hope that they port the “Onslaught” series into the iPad store. 

HOUSE OF M [comic] Review

I did this backwards, read Civil War before M, but oh well. It was explained to me as being one of (if not the) biggest event for Marvel Comics. I don’t know if I agree with that, but from the perspective of the mutant-society, I would say the repercussions have greater impact than anything else. 
For anyone that is into where Marvel has brought their heroes these days it’s a must-read. Avengers has their “age of heroes” X-Men their “schism” even Fantastic Four and Spider Man have now teamed up (with the death of Torch) and all of it stems from House of M.
To sum up the 8 part series; Scarlet Witch (Magneto’s daughter) turns on the Avengers, loses control of her powers, and creates an alternate reality. Only a few heroes know the truth, and wage battle against the family of Magnus in an attempt to save Prof X and return the world to normal. In the end, Witch unleashes her powers in a last ditch effort that results in roughly 95% of the mutant population losting their powers. This of course makes things unsettling with humans, which sparks the Civil War series… 

It’s a fun/short read for anyone that enjoys seeing massive hero-teamups. Definitely weird to see characters like Wolverine in charge of SHIELD, and refreshing to see someone like Peter Parker showing a more intense, less quirky, side. 

Now I’m gonna dive into “Age of Apocalypse” and wait/hope that they port the “Onslaught” series into the iPad store. 

Comic Con 2011

It’s back, and it’s pumping out more nerdy excitement than ever…

[SpiderMan]
Here’s a juicy teaser of the new Peter P in full webs. 

[Dark Knight Rising]
GJL himself posted the new Batman3 poster on his personal blog.

[the Hobbit]
There are tons of released pics and vlogs floating around the net…

[SCHEDULE]
i09’s take on what is the coolest stuff not to miss at this years event! Including panels and releases from Locke & Key, Marvel calling 2011 the “year of the X Men”, and Joss Whedon sitting down to discuss Buffy!!!

Coffee & Multitasking v.77

1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BUYS MYSPACE
2005; Rupert Murdoch buys the social network for $580 million. 2011; JT buys it for only $35 million. Regardless of the sad downfall, the combination is epic!
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2. POPE’s FIRST TWEET
They grow up so fast…
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3. X MEN: REGENESIS  
On the heels of “Uncanny’s” demise (Schism), the rift in the historic comic mutant group will be split into two different franchises: “Uncanny” (rebirth) and “Wolverine &”
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X-MEN:FIRST CLASS [movie] Review
*Spoiler Alert*
Thankfully all my previous thoughts on how awful this movie was going to be were smashed. It was a fantastic Marvel movie, that had a lot of X Men characters…I word it like that, because much like X Men 3 we’re given another movie that threw in as many mutants as possible, went horribly off course from the comics, changed characters entire life-stories, but delivered a very entertaining bit of comic-movie cinema. It definitely ranks up there with Iron Man and SpiderMan in my books, but still feels like it’s taking place in a different universe from #’s 1+2…which sucks because this is supposed to be a prequel, not a reboot. The cameo’s from Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Rebecca Romijn (original Mystique) definitely added to the overall story arch, added laughs, and made me feel more at home with the movie. But doing things like making Mystique and Prof X adopted bro ‘n sis were horrible ideas (much like NOT making Juggernaut and Prof X bro’s in #3). Oh and by the way, writers, killing one of the coolest new-mutants in the movie, really!?? I get that he can adapt to anything thereby making a battle irrelevant…but c’mon!  The fight sequences and use of mutant abilities were/was exactly what fans have been waiting for, and WERE’NT delivered with any of the previous “X” movies. The CGI was clean, smooth, and added rather than taking away. For example the whole submarine, battleship, beach scene…perfect! Something I found to be really beautiful was how Erik spent the whole movie trying to kill Shaw, only to reveal that he wants the exact same mutant vs man war, but kills him for the simplistic (if you can call it that) matter of Shaw murdering Eriks mother. Then, in a very epic sequence, picks up the helmet and truly becomes Magneto…
Definitely go see it, and don’t sit behind the dork with the huge head that I was stuck behind :P  

X-MEN:FIRST CLASS [movie] Review

*Spoiler Alert*

Thankfully all my previous thoughts on how awful this movie was going to be were smashed. It was a fantastic Marvel movie, that had a lot of X Men characters…
I word it like that, because much like X Men 3 we’re given another movie that threw in as many mutants as possible, went horribly off course from the comics, changed characters entire life-stories, but delivered a very entertaining bit of comic-movie cinema. It definitely ranks up there with Iron Man and SpiderMan in my books, but still feels like it’s taking place in a different universe from #’s 1+2…which sucks because this is supposed to be a prequel, not a reboot. 
The cameo’s from Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Rebecca Romijn (original Mystique) definitely added to the overall story arch, added laughs, and made me feel more at home with the movie. But doing things like making Mystique and Prof X adopted bro ‘n sis were horrible ideas (much like NOT making Juggernaut and Prof X bro’s in #3). Oh and by the way, writers, killing one of the coolest new-mutants in the movie, really!?? I get that he can adapt to anything thereby making a battle irrelevant…but c’mon!  
The fight sequences and use of mutant abilities were/was exactly what fans have been waiting for, and WERE’NT delivered with any of the previous “X” movies. The CGI was clean, smooth, and added rather than taking away. For example the whole submarine, battleship, beach scene…perfect! 
Something I found to be really beautiful was how Erik spent the whole movie trying to kill Shaw, only to reveal that he wants the exact same mutant vs man war, but kills him for the simplistic (if you can call it that) matter of Shaw murdering Eriks mother. Then, in a very epic sequence, picks up the helmet and truly becomes Magneto…

Definitely go see it, and don’t sit behind the dork with the huge head that I was stuck behind :P