I am stylin’ with World of WarCraft

The game is War of WarCraft and the place is the world tournament in Indianapolis during GenCon. Cryptozoic CEO Scott Gaeta takes I am stylin’ on a tour of their tournament with a $50,000 grand prize! WOW Artist Glenn Rane from Blizzard Entertainment gives his take on the decks he creates for the fans (btw, he created “Black Ice”). To learn more about our show visit our Facebook Fan Page at http://facebook.com/iamstylin, or our web site at http://iamstylin.tv. Show suggestion, fan questions, special request? Email info@iamstylin.tv. Check out our sponsor for 10,000 pop culture t-shirts in-stock & in your size: http://StylinOnline.com.

The Weekend Box Office Chart For August 27th to August 29th.

Ohhhh 21.3 vs 21… oh the movie drama.

I saw The Last Exorcism (for free) and have to say I didn’t like it. I guess the summer block buster season is over

1. The Last Exorcism $21.3 Total: $21.3
2. Takers $21.0 Total: $21.0
3. The Expendables $9.5 Total: $82.0
4. Eat Pray Love $7.0 Total: $60.7
5. The Other Guys $6.6 Total: $99.3
6. Vampires Suck $5.3 Total: $27.9
7. Inception $5.1 Total: $270.7
8. Nanny McPhee Returns $4.7 Total: $17.0
9. The Switch $4.6 Total: $16.4
10. Piranha 3D $4.3 Total: $18.2
11. Lottery Ticket $4.0 Total: $17.4
12. Avatar: Special Edition $4.0 Total: $4.0

I am stylin’ with Universal Designs

Ever want to look like a super hero? How a bout a super hero on a motorcycle? Universal Designs gets KP into an Iron Man II leather motorcycle jacket that looks just like the iron suit itself! Meet David Pea and see the stellar leather work his team puts into fully-functional motorcycle riding suits for Batman and Wolverine fans too!

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Judge Minty – Taking Law To The Lawless!

I would have never guessed this is fan made.

Based on the 2000AD comic book character Judge Minty (a more approachable version of Judge Dredd) and made by fan filmmaker Steven Sterlacchini, we get a glimpse at what a truly creative person can do with a little time and even less money.

Here is the synopsis:

The film will be based on Judge Minty, a character created by John Wagner and Mick McMahon. An aging Judge who is forced to ‘retire’ from the streets, mainly it seems because he has become too compassionate. He chooses to take ‘The Long Walk’ into the Cursed Earth, there “to take law to the lawless”. The film will be based around his first experiences in the radioactive wastes.

Also, my first thought was “How much does something like this cost… cause I’m blow away by some of the visuals. Looking at the youtube page I found this little tidbit.

Hard to say really as people were just doing it for themselves rather than being paid…

We had? a day of location hire, although you’re not really seeing much of it – and 2 days of green screen hire, but people were generally giving their time for nothing.

The Official Walking Dead Trailer Is Full Of Zombie Fun

First, I just noticed that at 3:18 the scene is directly from a panel in the comic. Also the intro with the 1970 Judge getting trashed made me tear up a little…. love that car.

Based off the Robert Kirkman comic of the same name, The Walking Dead will officially air on AMC Sunday, October 31st 10PM ET & PT/9 PM C. The First show will be a full 90 minutes of fun loving Zombie action followed by 5 more episodes to fill out the season.

Weekend Box Office Chart For August 20th to August 22nd

Wow, wait Piranha 3D almost had a better opening then Scott Pilgrim! (10.5 vs 10). I mean really what a off week for good movies, Vampires Suck was number 2… I mean really.

1. The Expendables $16.5 Total: $64.8
2. Vampires Suck $12.2 Total: $18.5
3. Eat Pray Love $12.0 Total: $47.1
4. Lottery Ticket $11.1 Total: $11.1
5. The Other Guys $10.1 Total: $88.1
6. Piranha 3D $10.0 Total: $10.0
7. Nanny McPhee Returns $8.3 Total: $8.3
8. The Switch $8.1 Total: $8.1
9. Inception $7.6 Total: $261.8
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World $5.0 Total: $20.7
11. Despicable Me $4.3 Total: $230.7
12. Dinner for Schmucks $3.5 Total: $65.7

Oh and my comments from last week still stand:

“Scott, if your life had a face, I would punch it.”

Love that shirt!

The Kids in the Hall Reunite for Comedy Head Crushing Miniseries

The Kids in the Hall are back on TV screens in “The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town,” a four-hour miniseries on IFC. The first pair of half-hour episodes airs Friday (10 p.m. EDT).

From the IFC previews it looks like all five original comedians will be involved – Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson and each troupe member plays multiple, fully realized characters from the original show.

Here is what IFC has:

Shortly after the arrival of the Grim Reaper to Shuckton, Ontario on a Greyhound bus, everyone in the small town is implicated when one of its most distinguished citizens is found murdered. “Death Comes to Town,” an original scripted series of eight 30-minute episodes, premieres on IFC on August 20 at 10:00PM ET/PT, marking the return of the audacious comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall to U.S. television for the first time since their cult series ended in the mid-1990s. Famous for their distinctive and surreal sketch comedy, all five original members of The Kids in the Hall — Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson — star in IFC’s new scripted comedy series and play almost all of the characters in their trademark gender-bending style. Co-written by all five Kids, the story of Death Comes to Town unfolds in a serialized format, different from their previous work on television, that uses “act-enders” to carry viewers forward to the next episode. “It’s a gothic comic mini-series,” explains Bruce McCulloch, Executive Producer. “Like ‘Corner Gas’ meets ‘Twin Peaks’. It’s silly and it’s dark, and it’s about outsiders and people in over their heads.” “It is still very much a Kids in the Hall troupe effort,” adds Dave Foley, “As long as what we’re pursuing is what we think is really funny, that’s what keeps us honest.” Death Comes to Town was conceived by Bruce McCulloch, who is also executive producer. The series is directed by Kelly Makin and produced by Susan Cavan of Accent Entertainment. The Kids in the Hall burst onto North American TV screens in 1989, launching the careers of five young comics and permanently establishing their wacky humor in the annals of pop culture. Often inappropriate and sometimes shocking, their comedy has been characterized by a skewed perspective on human nature. Produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The Kids in the Hall aired in the U.S. for six years, first on HBO and then on CBS. Their only feature film, Brain Candy with The Kids in the Hall, was released in 1996 and instantly became a cult classic. The troupe recently completed a live tour of over 40 North American cities, featuring all new material for the first time since the end of their run on TV. “Death Comes to Town” airs on IFC Friday at 10 PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, starting August 20th.

The last time The Kids in the Hall performed for the cameras was their 1996 feature, “Brain Candy”. Before that it was just the HBO and CBS show.

Star Wars Fans, Guess What’s Coming to Blu-Ray… And With Deleted Scenes!

At the Star Wars Celebration V over this past weekend, Lucasfilm announced the Star Wars saga will finally be coming to the realms of high definition Blu-ray in the fall of 2011.

The Star Wars Blu-Ray box set will consist of all six films, presented in the highest possible visual and audio quality and contain a wealth of special features including documentaries, retrospectives, interviews with the cast, and super rare behind-the-scenes moments and unseen footage from the Lucasfilm archives!! Like this scene (watch it now before it gets pulled)

Amazing, after all these years seeing a clip for the first time. Almost like the shirt below, I was just browsing the site and saw it and now I must own it…. I’m sort of an impulse shopper.

It’s a great day to be a Netflix subscriber

The New York Times is reporting that a common complaint some subscribers currently have with Netflix’s online offerings is about to be rectified.

Netflix has signed a joint deal with subscription-based television service Epix (a fledgling competitor to HBO that holds the rights to the film output of Paramount, Lions Gate and MGM… and somebody who I had to Google cause I had no idea who they are) to bring films from said studios to their “Watch Instantly” streaming service 90 days after they’re released to DVD.

So what does this mean exactly-

Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for Netflix, said he is essentially taking the “huge pile of money” that Netflix pays in postage for DVDs by mail — about $600 million this year — “and starting to pay it to the studios and networks.

and what does it mean for you –

The Epix deal will add new releases like “Iron Man” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” to Netflix’s catalog, greatly enhancing the “Watch Instantly” streaming service that the company markets to subscribers as part of an $8.99 package that also includes DVD deliveries. It was the second film deal for Netflix this summer, coming a month after a pact with Relativity Media, the firm run by Ryan Kavanaugh.

In short, it means way more movies you can watch instantly, and honesty that’s a pretty cool deal.

First Official Jackass 3 Trailer

With upwards of 80% of the stunts in 3D, this movie is going to be fun.

First Trailer for the movie Jackass 3D. The Jackass pranksters are at it again in this third outing, presented for the first time in 3D — an effect that will no doubt redefine the use of the in-your-face technology. Once again Jeff Tremaine returns to direct the MTV Films/Paramount Pictures production.

The whole Jackass gang – Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee-Man and all your favorites, has returned to inflict pain on themselves for your pleasure. Jeff Tremaine is back as director with Spike Jonze again on board as producer.

Jackass 3D opens on October 15th.

Weekend Box Office Chart For August 6th to August 8th

Inception lost the top spot this week, with The Other Guys moving in to take the No. 1 spot.

1. The Other Guys $35.6 Total: $35.6
2. Inception $18.6 Total: $227.7
3. Step Up 3-D $15.5 Total: $15.5
4. Salt $11.1 Total: $91.9
5. Dinner for Schmucks $10.5 Total: $46.7
6. Despicable Me $9.4 Total: $209.4
7. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $6.9 Total: $26.4
8. Charlie St. Cloud $4.7 Total: $23.5
9. Toy Story 3 $3.0 Total: $396.3
10. The Kids Are All Right $2.6 Total: $14.0
11. Grown Ups $2.4 Total: $155.7
12. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice $2.3 Total: $57.0

Weekend Boxoffice Chart for August 13th to August 15th

With non stop action, the cast of the of the Expendables has proven they are just not done yet.

1. The Expendables $35.0 Total: $35.0
2. Eat Pray Love $23.7 Total: $23.7
3. The Other Guys $18.0 Total: $70.5
4. Inception $11.3 Total: $248.5
5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World $10.5 Total: $10.5
6. Despicable Me $6.7 Total: $221.9
7. Step Up 3-D $6.6 Total: $29.5
8. Salt $6.3 Total: $103.5
9. Dinner for Schmucks $6.3 Total: $58.8
10. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $4.0 Total: $35.1
11. Toy Story 3 $2.1 Total: $400.7
12. Charlie St. Cloud $2.0 Total: $28.7

Now lets talk about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. While it did bomb, I think it’s very much worth seeing. Yes it’s a geek love film but it has tons of great scenes and overall I have to say it was a fun movie for the wife and myself.

“Scott, if your life had a face, I would punch it.”

Love that shirt!

Superman Does It Again – Comic Book Saves Family From Losing Their House

Proof, Superman can do anything!

A couple facing foreclosure found the cash influx they desperately needed with the discovery of a copy of Action Comics #1 in a “box that had magazines in it and some old comic books” in their basement.

Actually I’m going pause for a second while I run around my house looking for random comics worth 250k all the way up to a cool $1 million!! I mean really, this was just in a box. Ok give me a sec I’ll be right back…. or I won’t cause I’ll be counting my cash.

… back, no luck so the story goes on.

As any true fanboy can tell you, Action Comics #1 is the most significant comic of all time because it not only birthed the entire genre of the superhero comics, but it was Superman’s debut.

The fortuitous find occurred when the anonymous family began the painful process of packing up their home due to a bank’s foreclosure proceedings. The house had been in the family’s possession since the 1950s, which is probably when the wife’s father stashed the issue in a box with some other, mere mortal titles. When they first realized what they had found, they contacted Stephen Fishler, co-owner of New York’s ComicConnect and Metropolis Collectibles.

New Scott Pilgrim vs The World Interactive Trailer Is Amazing

The new Scott Pilgrim vs the World Interactive Trailer is flat-out amazing, and better then most DVD extras. The new trailer has all sorts of goodies, info links that you can click on that show comic book comparisons, director commentaries from Edgar Wright with info about the characters, filming locations and Scott Pilgrim creator, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s changes. As well as links to ‘stuff’, complete with video game sound effects and other neat stuff…. so lots of stuff.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World comes to theaters on August 13, 2010.

Green Lantern and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln Movie News

I know, what an odd title right.

According to Comic Book Movie, the character of Krona will make an appearance in Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds. My first thought hearing this news is either they are already hard at work planning the sequel (good news) or DC is working on the same idea as Marvel. Bring all the characters in for one block buster movie sometime in the future (even better news).

Another day, another Green Lantern filming report. The cast and crew of DC’s next superhero tentpole franchise, Green Lantern, will be filming in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, tonight. Several streets will be completely closed off to allow room for an Earth-based scene involving the fear entity Parallax and Krona. Longtime readers of DC comics know who Krona is; but for those of you a bit unfamiliar, here is a brief description:

Born on Maltus, Krona is an Oan scientist who became obsessed with observing the origins of the universe itself, despite an ancient legend that said discovering that secret would cause a great calamity. Krona constructs a machine that pierces the temporal barrier and views the beginnings of time itself. Krona catches a glimpse of the hand of creation depositing the speck that would become the entire cosmos. His machine explodes at that instant, and the universe is shattered causing the creation of the Multiverse as the universe replicates into an infinite number of parallel universes. At this same moment, the Anti-Matter Universe is created, unleashing evil into the cosmos; thus, the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor are born. As punishment for this act, Krona is transformed into pure energy by his fellow Oans and is sent to forever wander the cosmos. Krona’s actions are what caused the Oans to become the Guardians of the Universe.

The exact role Krona will play in Green Lantern is still uncertain. Could this be another clue that DC is secretly planning to conjoin their superhero properties into one film universe? Or is this their way of explaining all the different incarnations of their film characters?

While to most of you this news is more along the lines of whats a Krona? To Green Lantern fans this is huge.

Now for some news that’s sort of a bummer…. not sure if you know this or not but Liam Neeson has been locked on to play President Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg in his planned film, Lincoln. If you’ve seen Laim you know this is a near prefect fit.

Sadly word on the webs is that Neeson, while speaking to GMTV, said he won’t be playing the legendary president anymore stating “I’m not actually playing Lincoln now. I was attached to it for a while, but it’s now…I’m past my sell-by date”

First I thought he was saying he’s too old, now I think it’s more “Hey you guys waited to long for me to make this flick”

Weekend Box Office Chart For July 30th to August 1st

The mind-bending Warner Bros. thriller Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio was able to hold on to the top spot for the third-straight weekend with $27.5 million, giving it a total of just under $200,000

1. Inception $27.5 Total: $193.3
2. Dinner for Schmucks $23.3 Total: $23.3
3. Salt $19.2 Total: $70.8
4. Despicable Me $15.5 Total: $190.3
5. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $12.5 Total: $12.5
6. Charlie St. Cloud $12.1 Total: $12.1
7. Toy Story 3 $5.0 Total: $389.6
8. Grown Ups $4.5 Total: $150.7
9. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice $4.3 Total: $51.8
10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $3.9 Total: $288.2

Gamers Fight Back Against Robbers, See Gamers Are Violent!

This is why you don’t mess with gamers! Notice how they give over the cash no problem, but take his DS and your in for an a## kicking.

Here’s the full story:

Two masked robbers that targeted an internet gaming center in Kaneohe Wednesday night never expected their victims to fight back. But they did and it was all caught on video.

This isn’t something police encourage but the gamers say they were protecting their home.

It is just before midnight on Wednesday. Devin Wolery is sitting at the counter at PC Gamerz in Kaneohe watching over his nine customers when two masked men walk in.

“They came in and they started yelling at me like they had a problem with me,” said Wolery.

Video surveillance shows him reaching to push a panic button to alert police when things escalate.

“Boom right there, jumps and punches me in the face — knocks my glasses off.”

Customers are unaware what’s happening when he’s struck again and that gets their attention.

“They start yelling at the customers, tell them to give them their money,” said Wolery. “They were also making movements like they had a gun or some other kind of weapon.”

Customers hand over whatever change they have while a suspect punches video monitors at the counter but the cameras are still rolling. That’s when the suspect in black approaches Dylan Hays.

“They tried to take his DS, his Nintendo DS and he wasn’t having that — so he came back swinging,” said Wolery.

“Then he hit me and I kind of just got angry and I bull-rushed him out there door,” said Hays.

“I pulled him down the ground over here, the table got moved and I had him down on the ground he was still hitting me,” said Wolery. “Dylan pulls off the guys mask — he runs out the door — his friends are outside waiting. Let’s get out of here, let’s get out of here and we were holding one guy in and still fighting him and the other guys come into the store –pull him out and take off.”

Police are on the scene in minutes. Three teenagers are caught and arrested a block away, two 17-year-old boys and 18-year-old Brycen Iona. All three are familiar to the gamers.

“They were customers of us they gave us their information their personal information,” said Wolery.

“I wish I was there,” said Jim Wolery who is grateful his son’s customers were there for him.

“I mean we’re gamers, we’ve been immersed in that culture where like we all want to Superman, you know we’re missing something partial in our brain that says yeah this might be dangerous,” said Hays.

“We want to have people think of this as their home that they can come play games, find new friends talk to people,” said Wolery.

“I mean its Devin’s place but it’s also ours, like this is where we come to hang out,” said Hays.

All three suspects were released pending further investigation.