Friday Round Up: All The Geek Bits Worth Putting on The Internet

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It’s a classic Friday Round Up full of geek news and opinions that you’ve come to base your whole life around. There’s some movie, toy, and TV stuff in this edition. Read up, and let us know what you think!

Movie Stuff

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DC Finally Has Movies: DC is all in releasing a list of their planned movies, which include pretty much every one of the 75 heroes showing up in Batman v Superman or Superman v. Batman, whatever that thing is. 2020 is a long ass ways away. I’ll… be 42 when the Green Lantern film comes out. That’s putting me in a really weird place right now. Thanks, DC.

 
 

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Iron Man vs. Captain America: Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to signing a deal to make him a major player in Captain America 3, which will focus on the Civil War storyline in the comics. I thought that was a pretty stupid storyline over all and this is a bit dissapointing if true, but I guess they could handle it in some intersting way. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is pretty much my favorite Marvel movie and I’m not sure how they’d top it using Civil War as source material.

 
 

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Ewoks Coming Back: The Star Wars rumor mill is going crazy again, this time with the speculation that the Ewoks will return because Warwick Davis was hired onto Star Wars 7. As much as I’m a fan of complete speculation, I think I feel that I must remind everyone that Davis was in Phantom Menace and he was clearly not an Ewok in that film. It’s also hard to imagine that they’d put something so derisive into Star Wars 7 right off the bat when they seem to be loading it up with fan service.

 
 

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AICN Recommends Matty Movie: If you’re familiar with the Robot’s Pajamas you’re probably familiar with podcast co-host an cosplayer harasser Matty. Matty was in a flick called Dead Weight and the site Aint it Cool News gave Dead Weight a worth mentioning nod. We’ve had some bad blood with Aint it Cool in the past, but maybe they’re not so bad after all.

 
 
 

Toy Stuff

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Aliens Minimates: I got a bunch of the Aliens Minimates by Diamond Select Toys this week. I haven’t had much of a chance to check them out, but they appear to be really cool. Hopefully, I’ll have time to review them soon.

 
 

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Alien Egg Giveaway: Speaking of Aliens, Our pal Phillip Reed of Battle Grip is giving away some Alien Eggs from the Super 7 Alien ReAction toy line. All you have to do to enter is to leave comments on his blog. Comment away, friends! Also leave comments here, because comments are always appreciated by bloggers like me and Mr. Reed!

 
 
 

TV Stuff

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Twin Peaks Comes Back: We already mentioned this one the site and it’s kind of old news already, but I haven’t weighed in and said how stoked I am for the return of Twin Peaks. I love that show. And I’m hoping that they can bring the old magic back for the limited amount of episodes they have planned. I’m excited about the prospect of typing up that super loose end left dangling at the end of the last episode of season 2.

 
 

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HBO Streaming: In a big move for HBO, they’ve announced that they’re going to open up their streaming service to anyone. That means you don’t have to subscribe to the cable version of HBO in order to access the streaming service. As someone who is very against piracy, I really am excited for this. I totally would pay for a service to check out what they got, cancel, and then return when they have a good amount of new content available. Showtime really needs to do this when Twin Peaks comes back, because I will pirate the shit out of that. Hey, we all have our weaknesses.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture was provided by Retroist’s Facebook page.

  • Chris Piers

    Man, that Tony Moore art for Dead Weight is just amazing.