I love comedies that are highly self-referential. They start in season one with a back story and just build and build. They aren’t necessarily serialized but the series still manages to reflect past events. It feels rewarding to remember and spot those references. Archer and Adventure Time are strong examples of this, but before them, there was the Venture Bros. Season 5 starts in a few weeks, and Adult Swim has released a great recap of the first four seasons. Check it out!
OK… so still confused? Awesome. Check out the show on Cartoon Network June 2nd at midnight.
Hey all! We’ve got a new Nerds Play: Minecraft video. We go on an adventure to establish a mine in our continuing quest to face the Ender Dragon. Check it out!
At WonderCon a few weeks ago, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures showed off a brand-spanking new trailer for Pacific Rim. Well, now they’ve decided to share it with those who weren’t able to get down to Anaheim. Take a look!
Yes, I admitted Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t be high on my list for a Wonder Woman movie, but I cannot wait for this to come out! In the trailer, we get a little bit more of the character-driven stuff. I can only assume star Charlie Hunnam’s character, Raleigh Becket, loses his original Jaeger co-pilot and has to train newcomer Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). We also get some glimpses of Charlie Day and Idris Elba, but most importantly, there’s some all-new footage of Jaeger on Kaiju violence. Now excuse me, those last thirty seconds made me need to change my pants.
Iron Man 3 comes out this week and I wanted to share a little comic book background for a couple of things. If you saw my Phase One unboxing, you probably caught a glimpse of a fun little piece of memorabilia: an AIM business card of CEO Aldrich Killian. Check it out:
So today’s Ka-Pow 101 will address who is Aldrich Killian and what is AIM. Hit the jump to learn more, but keep in mind: any information from the comics may be unintentional spoilers for Iron Man 3.
We talked about it in on today’s episode of the podcast, but I think everyone should take a look at the trailer for themselves. Kevin Tancharoen is back at it with season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy. It looks like there’s been some re-casting and an upgrade in graphics. Take a look for yourself.
Don’t forget to check out Episode 43 of the podcast to hear what we thought.
Wow that’s a lot of F’s up there. How about another pair: f*cking fun! That’s what this trailer looks like. After the Super Bowl’s TV spot, we now have a full trailer for The Fast and The Furious 6. We get a large amount of plot info. The gang’s back together to take down a gang of vehicular criminals. In exchange, they get full pardons. A pretty basic plot for a straight-forward action movie. And don’t get it mixed up. F&F is no longer simply a racing movie, it is a full blown action franchise. We also get a good glimpse at some of the new talent in the movie. Luke Evans as the antagonistic Owen Shaw. Gina Carano also shows off some of the moves that had me pumped for Haywire. Let’s hope this works out better. Take a look for yourself.
Not too long ago, I wrote a review for the Disney/Pixar film, Wreck-It Ralph. I loved the movie, but I also gushed over the short which showed before the feature. It is a beautiful film which matches computer animation with traditional animation perfectly. If you didn’t have a chance to watch the short in theaters, Disney has done you a favor and put the short online.
Let me know what you thought of it. Also, I’ve been watching a lot of amazing shorts lately, so I may try to do a few posts with great shorts of many varieties. Let me know if you’ve seen (or made) any and if I like it, I’ll post it and share it.
Not too long ago, the CYaN team was addicted to Temple Run. We’ve since been moved on but we may be filling Guy Dangerous’ ever-moving shoes very soon. None of us use Apple products so we won’t be able to play as soon as later tonight in the US, but slashgear reports Android users can look forward to Temple Run 2 next week. Check out this video featuring some of the new gameplay features:
We’ll let you know if this app is as addictive as the last when we get our hands on it.
We did our highly anticipated in 2013 podcast (Engress) recently, and movies were unfortunately cut due to time. Danny has his Top 20, but we had many more to mention. Unfortunately, this one still missed our attention. Niels Arden Oplev (2009′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) teams again with Noomi Rapace to bring us a tense tale of revenge. Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard also star. Check out the trailer.