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Our favorite trailers from Comic-Con 2017

Comic-Con International 2017 is almost over in San Diego, and a flurry of new geek-related trailers for movies, TV shows and video games have all come out. There was a ton of new footage (some new trailers, other leaked footage, etc.), but we here at Mom & Dad Are Geeks are just focusing on the ones that we enjoyed watching over the weekend:

Ready Player One
This was the first time we have seen some footage from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie, based on the totally awesome book by Ernest Cline. I think this first trailer shows some of the cool effects of the Oasis virtual world described in the book, but misses on the central theme/plot, which is about the main character’s search for the treasure/adventure. Hopefully future trailers will hit on that, rather than just another Transformers-like video game action movie.

Stranger Things, Season 2
At least one of us here on the M&DAG staff (me) loved Season 1 of Stranger Things, and we keep trying to get the other staff member to watch it (she’s stubborn). The addition of the Dragon’s Lair video game, arcade and Vincent Price narrative from Thriller make this so awesome. Can’t wait for October!

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23 Jul 2017

Comic-Con: All The Movie News You Need To Know (and Trailers You Need to See)

Minute-per-minute, no other week yields more news of the geeky persuasion than that of San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a round-up of the movie news you need to know, then the trailers you need to see.

Oscar-winner Brie Larson officially announced as Captain Marvel
Due out 2018, it’s the first Marvel female superhero in forever. Black Widow fans ticked.

Joss Whedon still wants to direct a Black Window movie
“But should he?” asks io9. No. No, he should not. Black Widow fans ticked even more.

Kurt Russell will play StarLord’s Dad in Guardians 2
1. Didn’t we already know this? 2. Apparently Stallone is in this, too. Say what? 3. Most important: What’s on the soundtrack?

Guardians is also becoming a ride at Disneyland

Black Panther movie reveals its villain
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24 Jul 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes Mycroft Holmes comic

Mycroft Holmes The Apocalypse HandbookYes, you read that correctly. No, it’s not The Onion, but damn if this doesn’t sound like it:

“Basketball legend, novelist, and superstar polymath Kareem Abdul-Jabbar brings his take on Sherlock Holmes’ older brother to comics at last! An all-new adventure set in the world of the bestselling Mycroft Holmes novel, The Apocalypse Handbook, sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?”

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09 Jun 2016

Geek parenting for the win…

Baby MarvelRight after we had finished watching the season finale of The Flash (did anyone understand that ending?), my 6-year-old daughter comes in the room and presents us with this drawing.

Yep. So proud. If anyone from Disney or Marvel would like to talk about creating the TV show, movie or comics, just let us know.

BTW, the character on the right is Baby Deadpool, which we think is the white costumed version (No, we didn’t let her watch the movie).

24 May 2016

Which cameo is Stan Lee’s favorite?

Stan Lee working at Timely Comics in the 1940s. Photo (c) D23.com

Stan Lee working at Timely Comics in the 1940s. Photo (c) D23.com

At 93, Stan Lee is still the master of Marvel — as well as making cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. D23 has an interview with Lee and asked which cameo was his favorite:

Maybe my favorite, though, was the one in Spider-Man 2 where I say to Peter Parker in the street something like, “Yes, one man can make a difference.” Then when I walk away, I say, “’Nuff said!”

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23 May 2016

Warner Bros. debuts Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad exhibition

If you can’t make it out to Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly has a cool (ad-free!) slideshow of props from Batman v Superman and the upcoming Suicide Squad. A few samples below, the rest are definitely worth your clicks here.

Harley Quinn costume Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad costume. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad / Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

23 May 2016

What not to get Dad for Father’s Day

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No dad — geek or otherwise — wants this for Father’s Day, FYI. Trust us. Shop wisely.

20 May 2016

Marvel makes men mighty promises

Marvel Avengers underwear

 

Spotted in the Men’s section at Walmart. Marketing is making some significant promises.

19 May 2016

Walking Dead opens permanent attraction at Universal July 4

Celebrate our nation’s independence by getting the ever-loving piss scared out of you. I’m filing this under: Places I’m Going, Never. But, if you’re into this sorta thing, it looks impressive.

According to Comic Book Resources:

The immersive, haunted house-style attraction will incorporate aspects of both the hit AMC television series and the Image Comics title that spawned the show.

Unlike temporary, pop-up attractions, this one is permanent. No word if it’s heading to Universal Orlando. I’ll just stay safely tucked up here in Massachusetts, thanks.

19 May 2016

X-Men take on ’80s music

As a geek and child of the ’80s who does not wish to listen to music past 1987, I could not love the X-Men Twitter feed more right now. First, there’s X-Men takes on classic ’80s album covers, such as the several below. Then the marketing team, which is truly killing it, also released:

X-Men Apocalypse

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19 May 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke special features announced

This summer, one of Batman’s most famous — and infamous — graphic novels, Batman: The Killing Joke, is coming to an R-rated animated release (on DVD and Blu-ray) Aug. 2. ComingSoon.net has details on special features that will be available on the Blu-ray edition.

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14 May 2016