What is Star Wars 1313? All we know at the moment is that it’s a 3rd person shooter game about a bounty hunter. Oh, and it’s aiming for an ‘M’ rating! Will we really be getting a Star Wars shooter title that’s on par with the Battlefield, Call Of Duty and Bioshock games? Will this be the gritty used-future that’s so well portrayed in the books and comic’s and not the soft approachable fare found in most of the modern tellings of that galaxy far, far, away? Continue reading
Before we get into the article, let me take a minute and apologize for my sad pun of a title. To be fair, you should all be thanking me because I could have used a pun involving the word “quiver” and I think we all know that would have gone horribly awry.
Anyway… 2012 is officially the year of the archer. By the time autumn rolls around guys and gals alike will be clamouring to get their hands on a bow and arrow and take aim at a target. Preferably a stationary inanimate object, and not, say, their sibling or spouse. But either way, chances are a good portion of the population will be ready to draw back that string. Continue reading
Do you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Now you can find out, for real. The Walking Dead Escape is your chance to see if you have what it takes to survive societies end.
Petco Park in San Diego will be transformed into to the battle for humanities survival on July 12 through the 14th. The course gives you a chance to fight for your life for a $70 ticket, which equates to about 35-45 minutes in the course, or you can be a walker for an as yet undetermined price. Spectator tickets are also set to be released though they have not been assigned a cost as of this publication. Continue reading
They’re baaaaaccckkkkkk!!!!! Couture, Statham, Li and the rest of Sly’s team return to make things go boom. This time they are adding Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and more classic action stars to the mix. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis also see their roles significantly boosted. Continue reading
We are 8 days out from Prometheus hitting theaters. While we definately know this tale takes place among the Aliens mythology we await to see to just what degree and intensity it does.
Ridley Scott returns to a world he helped create and brings his unique visual style in full force along with a veritable who’s who of todays most talented actors. Starring Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Noomie Rapace, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and more, Prometheus follows a group of scientific explorers as they venture to another far off world. While there they seek the answers to the origins of mankind. Some things are better left hidden. Continue reading
I received this book as a gift from fellow Fizmarbler, Adam Loomis, awhile back and proceeded to plow my way through it. It’s a clever, well researched, re-imagining of Abraham Lincoln’s life from young boy to leader of a nation as supernatural evil conspires against him and the world. I love creative, alternate reality takes on history. Taking the known and familiar and playing with it. Seeing what other angles can be made. Written by, Seth Grahame-Smith, this tale is his second go at making something new out of something established prior. He previously added the undead to Jane Austen’s classic, giving us, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. While I have not had the oppurtunity to read that, I have heard it being given both extreme praise and beratement. Continue reading
Bond is back this November with the Sam Mendes’ directed, Skyfall. It looks to be continuing the darker, grittier take on Bond and has 007 fighting threats from M’s past as it comes back to haunt her. This film stars Daniel Craig, Judi Denche, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney. The first trailer was recently released and can be seen in the link below.
James Bond – Skyfall
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I have been a fan of comic book characters and movies for as long as I can remember.So when they combine their forces I always want to see what happens. To be honest though, I was never a die hard Avengers fan. I like the characters and I see their place in the Marvel universe, but Captain America, Iron Man and Thor never had this grand appeal to me that other characters did. Still, I read Avengers comics here and there and have at least been aware of their time-line and pertinence to Marvel. I say this, to let you know whatever I say comes from someone who loves film and fantastic characters, but may speak with a bit of ignorance in regards to these particular heroes.
After the culmination of many years and movies we get the collective powerhouse of The Avengers. It stays pretty true to comic book form, while minor aesthetic changes have been made for the story to work and to accommodate the more modern take on these characters and their introduction and interaction to the world. This time line is much more crammed together than that of the comics and rightfully so. These are stories told 2 hours at a time while that other medium has had years to create relationships and histories, characteristics and quirks. Although limited by time, Joss Whedon and the rest, manage to apply those things which make the characters who they are in the comics to the film world without forcing things. It is allowed to naturally progress. To become what it is or change as it needs to be and in so doing allows us to deal with whatever changes in a more accepting way. Continue reading
A new poster has arrived for this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. While it doesn’t provide us with anything new in the way of story points, it does return us to the Batman Begins color palette.
TDKR opens on July 20th, and we at Fizmarble are semi-patiently counting down the days (it’s two months away!).
Here is the newest trailer to keep you occupied till this July: