NEW ‘ADVENTURE TIME’ EPISODE DEBUTING ON DVD BEFORE IT AIRS ON CARTOON NETWORK

Check out a sneak peek at the all new Adventure Time episode, Princess Day, which will be included on the Adventure Time: Princess Day DVD dropping July 29. The actual episode will air two days later on July 31 at 7PM EST, but you know you totally want to be a cool guy/gal and watch it early so you can brag to your friends.

Watch LSP get all crazy in the preview clip above. I’m pretty sure I’d get kicked out of the Breakfast Kingdom because breakfast is my favorite food group and I’d just eat all the citizens along with their delicious-looking bacon carpets.

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES
Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.
Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.
Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.
Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.
Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES

Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.

Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.

The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.

Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.

Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.

Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

JON HAMM WOULD MAKE A BAD-ASS CABLE
If you would have asked me yesterday if I thought Don Draper would make a good Cable I would have replied with a resounding “HELL NO!” But then I saw this pic Instagrammed by Rob Liefeld of the Mad Men star Photoshopped as everyone’s favorite time-traveling mutant and HOLY GEEZE!!! Someone needs to make this happen because if Hamm gained some upper-body muscle he could totally pull this off. And chicks would love it because the dude’s wiener is a freaking monster. Dude’s bulge is so beastly someone made an entire blog about it. If his dick can carry a website, surely the rest of him can carry a live-action Cable flick.

JON HAMM WOULD MAKE A BAD-ASS CABLE

If you would have asked me yesterday if I thought Don Draper would make a good Cable I would have replied with a resounding “HELL NO!” But then I saw this pic Instagrammed by Rob Liefeld of the Mad Men star Photoshopped as everyone’s favorite time-traveling mutant and HOLY GEEZE!!! Someone needs to make this happen because if Hamm gained some upper-body muscle he could totally pull this off. And chicks would love it because the dude’s wiener is a freaking monster. Dude’s bulge is so beastly someone made an entire blog about it. If his dick can carry a website, surely the rest of him can carry a live-action Cable flick.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, THERE WAS A REALLY GOOD DICK JOKE ON TV LAST NIGHT
Following up last night’s skull-shattering episode of Game of Thrones (too soon?), Silicon Valley took what I thought was going to be a throw-away line about jerking dudes off and turned it into an absurdly funny bit where a bunch of programmers come up with an algorithm for jerking off 800 dudes in one room. There’s mention of mean jerk time, complimentary shaft angles, and the clever idea of being able to “hot swap dicks in and out, so that on a down stroke you bring a new one in, so on the stroke up, you’re not wasting any energy.”
Okay, now, with all that in mind, take another look at the picture posted above.
I haven’t heard many people talking about this show, but it’s surprisingly pretty good. Sadly, I think the audience that would actually understand why a joke like this is funny is probably too small for the show to stick around longer than three seasons. Hopefully I’m proven wrong.
(via Warming Glow)

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, THERE WAS A REALLY GOOD DICK JOKE ON TV LAST NIGHT

Following up last night’s skull-shattering episode of Game of Thrones (too soon?), Silicon Valley took what I thought was going to be a throw-away line about jerking dudes off and turned it into an absurdly funny bit where a bunch of programmers come up with an algorithm for jerking off 800 dudes in one room. There’s mention of mean jerk time, complimentary shaft angles, and the clever idea of being able to “hot swap dicks in and out, so that on a down stroke you bring a new one in, so on the stroke up, you’re not wasting any energy.”

Okay, now, with all that in mind, take another look at the picture posted above.

I haven’t heard many people talking about this show, but it’s surprisingly pretty good. Sadly, I think the audience that would actually understand why a joke like this is funny is probably too small for the show to stick around longer than three seasons. Hopefully I’m proven wrong.

(via Warming Glow)

SIMPSONS LEGO MINIFIGURES REVEALED

Lego already released a $255 Simpsons House, but this coming May, they’ll be releasing a series of 16 Lego Simpsons figures to go along with it! The set drops May 1st with each figure being sold for $3.99 (most likely blind-packaged), just in time for the May 4th episode “Brick Like Me” which sees Springfield and all its residents turned into Lego bricks.

Now comes the hard part: resisting the urge to buy an entire case of these.

(via Variety)

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Preview: Lunartik’s Dr. Who Titan Geronimo Series

Lunartik (AKA Matt JOnes has been hard at work on another series of Dr. Who blindboxes, as well as some large scale figures. The blindbox series retains its 3” form factor while the newer, bigger toys look to be about 8” or so. Take a look at these prototypes and pre-order them in their final form here.

Hit the link for all the photos!

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THE SIMPSONS DID A MIYAZAKI TRIBUTE

Hayao Miyazaki, he Japanese master of animation celebrated his 73rd birthday on January 5th and The Simpsons paid tribute. There’s references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.

[Via Giant Robot]

Best Ad of 2014

I was snowed in today. That means I got to watch TV while I worked. I saw this and it was amazing. Dog, owl, fish, poodle. It has everything.

'The Walking Dead' Mid-season Finale Compared To The Comics

SPOILER ALERT: Shit goes down. Also, sorry for completely ruining the mid-season finale if you haven’t already seen it (Why haven’t you seen it yet!?). Here’s a side-by-side comparison of scenes from episode 408 and issues 46-48 of the comics. Pretty cool to see how close they stuck to the books even though the Governor should have showed up with the tank at the end of season three, but it’s major discrepancies like that keep the show fresh and make it its own unique beast.

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Kawaiistanza by Angimoto
This incredible print is called “Kawaiistanza,” and it’s created by the amazing Angimoto. It’s George Costanza from Seinfeld, of course, with cutesy Japanese undertones for kawaii purposes. Want it? Order it now for only $8 via his webstore. Bargain!

Kawaiistanza by Angimoto

This incredible print is called “Kawaiistanza,” and it’s created by the amazing Angimoto. It’s George Costanza from Seinfeld, of course, with cutesy Japanese undertones for kawaii purposes. Want it? Order it now for only $8 via his webstore. Bargain!

Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’
Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.
When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.
When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.
Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead

Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.

When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.

When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.

Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

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9 Deadly Killer Pussies Teaser

The Kickstarter anime project from ESC-Toy and Asahi Production is quickly approaching. Today Erick Scarecrow launched a teaser, showing off the design of the 9 Eyes Stone. This stone housed the powers of an evil cat character that nearly destroyed Japan. His powers were sealed away centuries ago, but are unearthed in modern day Japan, wreaking havoc on the country. Someone’s got to stop this jerkface cat, and it’s not going to be the Samurai Pizza Cats.

Get more on the project on Twitter: @9DKP

All The Feels: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale [SPOILERS]
It’s finally over, guys. It’s okay, we’re here for you. Let’s talk about it. Together.
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Five years of perhaps the greatest television writing of our lifetime has all culminated to this. The final episode of Vince Gillian's Shakespearean masterpiece, Breaking Bad, wrapped up last night and it was everything a fan of the show could want and more. Every line of dialogue was expertly crafted by the writers and delivered pitch perfect by the actors. Every shot was perfectly framed with purpose and intent. It was glorious. It was beautiful. It was some of the greatest character-driven storytelling that any of us will ever  experience unless someone, somehow, finds a way to top this masterpiece.
But enough gushing. Here’s some random observations and musings I had from throughout the episode. Feel free to share your own in the comments below.
Fe Li Na.That was the title of the finale. Fe = Iron. Li = Meth. Na = Sodium. Blood, meth, tears. Also an anagram for finale. Kind of poetic how that all worked out.
"Just get me home and I’ll take care of the rest." Walt’s plea to God, or the universe, or himself, or whoever, as he hides in the car he’s about to steal while cops close in on the bar that he just fled. I translated that into “Get me home and I’ll make everything right again. I’ll pay for my sins. Just give me one last chance to make everything right.”
Donna Bowman of The AV Club said: ”We’ve all been asking ourselves what we want from this show. I’ve tried not to commit myself in writing to wanting anything, beyond Jesse’s getting out alive, because more than anything I wanted to let Vince Gilligan take us where he wanted us to go. But now I can say what I wanted. I wanted the special thrill that comes when the forces of luck and the forces of human will coincide to make miracles happen. And on this show, that has happened to Walt again and again in the service of his own ego. The end has been dreadful, but the means have been intoxicating. When Walt pounded the window of that stolen car with his fist, causing the snow to fall away, it was like the Fonz thumping the jukebox: a moment of supreme efficacy, endorsed by the universe. That’s what I wanted, one last time. And there it is. I’m grateful.”
That pounding-the-window moment was magical. The confidence, you could just see his ego swell and his spirits rise. Such a small scene on paper, but Bryan Cranston killed it.
This version’s pretty good too.

Oh, Huell. What happened to that guy?
When Marie calls Skylar to warn her about Walt. The split second she evokes Hank’s name and gets all choked up: SO GOOD! But then we cut back to Skylar in her sad little kitchen and the camera pans to reveal Walt hidden behind a beam. This entire scene was beautiful. You could tell that even after everything, she still loved for him. And Walt finally admitting that everything he did, he did for himself!!! Fucking redemption. Lots of silent acting. I always love when actors can speak volumes with just their faces. I just kept hoping he would steal a kiss, or that Skylar would offer one, or he’d tell her he loved her or something, but I’m a big fat sappy jerk.




It’s almost like he let his own confession just pour over him like a baptism. His conscience is finally cleansed.

Walt Junior’s rebellious new fashion sense. Dark hoodie. Camo pants. Boots. Super angsty. Poor kid. It really sucks he’ll never know the full story of everything that his father went through for his sake (well, until his stupid dumb ego got in the way and ruined everything). Pretty much everyone in this show gets some sort of closure, but poor Flynn has to go on believing that his father murdered his Uncle Hank. And the kicker is, his mom knows that he really didn’t, but it’s a secret that she’ll have to live with for the rest of her life. Heavy stuff.
Badger and Skinny Pete, yo! God DAMN it was good to see those guys one last time. Having their farewell scene be one last job for Walt was just icing on the cake. The fact that the job was shining laser pointers into Gretchen and Elliott Schwartz’s mansion so that they’d think hired hitmen were pointing sniper rifles at them, well, that was the sweet creamy center.



And speaking of the Gretchen and Elliott scene…
The Gretchen and Elliott scene. Walt lurking in the shadows, calming walking through their front door like he owned the place, just admiring everything, more of that silent acting stuff and Crantson brought the goods.
There’s a particular shot where Gretchen and Elliott are in the kitchen and Walt is right around the corner just looking at their framed photos lining a shelf. I’m not sure this was intentional (I’d like to think it was), but the scene almost felt like Walt was in museum looking at a display of what the perfect life would be like — what he could have had if things went differently.
What do you think Todd was about to say? “Jesus. Mr. White -” and before he can say another word, Jesse is strangling the living shit out of Todd’s creepy ass. But what the hell could he have possibly said!? “Mr. White, I think something’s wrong with your car.” “Mr. White, is that a robot?” Dude, your uncle and all of your friends are dead as shit! And I love how he still has the manners to call him “Mr. White.” Just another weird quirk of the character, but you’d think he’d have the sense of mind to, like, get a gun and make a last stand or something.

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His ringtone for Lydia was pretty dope though.


"Then do it yourself." So glad to see Jesse refuse to be manipulated one last time. I feel like when he took off the chains that Todd had him in, it was symbolic of him removing the chains that Walt’s had on him all this time.
And holy SHIT this dude totally had this coming!

That’s right. Don’t even let him finish his sentence. I wonder how they pulled off the blood splatter gag. Think it was done in the scene or somehow edited in during post?
The rest of it. While the majority of the episode was a slow building swell of perfection, pretty much everything that happened during and after the trunk-gun incident was just a rapid fire succession of greatness. Walt telling Lydia about the ricin, Jesse and Walt’s subtle nod before they part ways. Walt basking in his self-perceived excellence as he admires the meth lab.

And my God the mirror imagery!



Everyone in this episode truly was a shadow of their former selves.
All in all, it was a brilliantly executed send-off to one of televisions few true masterpieces. Walter White was a man who let his creation destroy his life, so he used the time he had left to redeem himself. In the end, it was his creation of redemption (the trunk-gun) that did him in.
Everything was perfect and everything and I wanted. Even the final scene and the song that accompanied it.
It also reminded me of Lost, which is never a bad thing.

Vince Gilligan and everyone involved with the show really should be proud of themselves. They’ve managed to create something that set the bar for mainstream entertainment and I can’t wait to see what comes along to top it.
And just because, here’s my favorite Breaking Bad .GIF ever.

All The Feels: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale [SPOILERS]

It’s finally over, guys. It’s okay, we’re here for you. Let’s talk about it. Together.

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The Final Episode Of ‘The IT Crowd’ Airs Tonight!

For those of you who have never heard of The IT Crowd (shame on you!), it’s basically what The Big Bang Theory would be like if it was smart, funny, and entertaining. The fourth and final season ended back in 2010, but the final episode ever of all time will air tonight in the U.K.

For serious, this show’s mad amazing. I truly despise sitcoms and the sitcom formula in general, but The IT Crowd is the perfect mix of characters who are both believable and larger than life and puts them into completely absurd situations. It’s the only show I can think of where episodes get stuck in your head like a great song and you watch them over and over again.

Not really feeling Jen’s new hair-do though.

Pre-Order Breaking Bad’s Complete Series Collector’s Set
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series is dropping November 26, but there’s ample time to pre-order the series on Blu-ray, and more time to pre-order the Collector’s Edition at 30% off list price through Amazon. This Blu-ray set would normally be $300, but Amazon is knocking it down to $210 for pre-orders.
The set comes with:
Collectible replica money barrel
Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
All new two-hour documentary
16 page booklet with letter from Vince Gilligan
Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
Los Pollos Hermanos apron
Worth the money? Definitely think so.

Pre-Order Breaking Bad’s Complete Series Collector’s Set

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series is dropping November 26, but there’s ample time to pre-order the series on Blu-ray, and more time to pre-order the Collector’s Edition at 30% off list price through Amazon. This Blu-ray set would normally be $300, but Amazon is knocking it down to $210 for pre-orders.

The set comes with:

  • Collectible replica money barrel
  • Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
  • All new two-hour documentary
  • 16 page booklet with letter from Vince Gilligan
  • Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
  • Los Pollos Hermanos apron

Worth the money? Definitely think so.

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