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Friday, May 31, 2013

New Teen Titans Go! "Hey Pizza" Pics & VIdeo




New Episode
Airs Tuesday, June 4
7:30 P.M. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis:
Robin struggles with whether to build a senior center or a pool, while Beast Boy and Cyborg try to get a pizza for free.

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Batman temp Tattoos, Stickers and Activity Book found at Fred dept store.

Few new Batgoodies found at Fred's Dept store (Fred's is a regional small store in the South) These may be available at other stores. The were 1.00 each who can pass up Batstuff for 1.00..  Not this Batfan ;)

New Batman Backpack at Walmart

New Batman mesh backpack at Walmart... Hmm the mesh really isn't good for hiding your emergency batsupplies thou lol

More New Target $1 Section Finds!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey DVD Review

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey DVD Review


Synopsis: There's no time to lose after greedy Plunderin' Pete snatches the legendary Crystal Mickey statue from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Without this sparkly statue's magic, the Clubhouse will disappear forever! Can the world's most extraordinary hero, Mickey, get the magical statue back in time?

Only with your help - and the right Mouseketools - can Mickey journey across the Sandy Desert, brave the Rushing River and make his way through the Hidden Jungle. But watch out for Pete's trickiest traps!


Review: I remember a time, not too long ago, when I thought that the Mickey character was dead in the water.  He wasn't really used anymore and was more of an aged symbol of the Disney brand.   Then, something magical happened...the Disney Channel started airing Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, a CGI based cartoon, and all of a sudden Mickey and friends gained new legs!  My three year old is Mickey CRAZY.  This DVD features the great Quest for the Crystal Mickey feature and an additional four episodes.  This one is wildly entertaining, fun and kid friendly.  We cannot recommend it enough!

Includes the additional episodes "Donald Of The Desert," "Donald The Genie," "Goofy's Coconutty Monkey," and "Goofy's Giant Adventure." 


Interest Range: Animation, Disney Channel

See Heath Ledger's Dark Knight Joker Diary!



This clip, from the upcoming french documentary "Too Young To Die" features Heath Ledger's father, Kim, going through his inspiration diary for his legendary Joker role and discussing his son's acting method.  There is a french language translation that is a bit distracting, but this video is a must see!

Howl's Moving Castle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review

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Howl's Moving Castle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review


Synopsis: For the first time on Blu-ray, Disney proudly presents a remarkable Studio Ghibli film from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (best animated feature, 2001, Spirited Away). Howl’s Moving Castle soars like never before with a new HD digital transfer, and perfect picture and sound!

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell. Featuring the voice talents of Christian Bale and Billy Crystal, Miyazaki’s artistry comes to life with inventive characters, unique storytelling, and richly detailed animation. Your whole family will love this epic fantasy on Disney Blu-ray!

Review: No one does Japanese anime like Miyazaki.  Fortunately, thanks to John Lasseter being the head of Disney animation they are importing Miyazaki's fantastic and moving films.  This is the debut of Howl's Moving Castle on blu-ray high-definition!  The film, at it's heart, is a love story.  Its extremely dynamic and visually stunning.  We cannot recommend it enough.

Interest Range: Animation, Anime

My Neighbor Totoro (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review

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My Neighbor Totoro (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review


Synopsis: Disney presents a Studio Ghibli film about the magic of friendship and sisterhood from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Best Animated Feature, 2001, Spirited Away).  Celebrate the 25th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro – available for the first time on Disney Blu-ray, with a new HD digital transfer and perfect picture and sound! 

Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei as they discover their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit named Totoro who can only be seen by the eyes of a child.  As Totoro introduces the girls to his extraordinary friends, they embark on the journey of a lifetime.  Featuring the voice talents of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, My Neighbor Totoro is an amazing animated adventure the whole family will fall in love with.

Review: I had no idea what was going on with this film.  My sister brought it over ages ago and introduced my daughter to it.  Since then, she has raved about Totoro.   She even has a Totoro themed hat that she wears in the winter!  I'd heard that he was kind of like a Japanese Winnie the Pooh, but I felt like this new release was a great time to see what all the fuss is about!

The film is very fanciful and interesting.  Not surprising for a Miyazaki anime.  It centers around these two sisters, who are very close.  Their mother is in the hospital, so their dad takes them to this new home.  There, they meet the spirit of the forest, Totoro.  He takes them on magical journies and cares for them while their mother is away.  Its a very touching and wonderful story.

The film is finally available on blu-ray, which will please anime fans!  The movie looks amazing in high-definition. This one is a great addition to your collection!

Interest Range: Animation, Anime

Stand-Up Guys Blu-Ray Review

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Stand-Up Guys Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: STAND UP GUYS stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret - he has to kill his friend, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their pasts once and for all.

Review: If you're looking for a film that has three legendary actors..this one is for you!  This film is half life drama and half dark comedy.  The film is dominated by Walken and Pacino, who both do great, but the real highlight of the film is Alan Arkin, who is a favorite of mine.  The film is a great aftermath to the criminal buddy flick..we get to see what happens to aging criminals, with a very gratifying conclusion.  I highly recommend this one!

Interest Range: Drama, Action

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SPOILERS! HUGE Bat-Family Character Death - DC Officially Jumps the Shark!

What is wrong with Dc Comics anymore?  I haven't found their comic books accessible for some time now, but this is getting absurd.  They're grasping at the wrong straws to keep us interested and they just keep messing things up worse.  Now, we have a new HUGE Batman family death....

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Batman / JL Fast Food Toys now at Sonic!


Go to your local Sonic now to score these!  FYI, there are seven magnets in total.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Captain America: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review

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Captain America: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) , and the world, from his arch-nemesis once and for all.

For the first time, director Albert Pyun’s cult classic is presented in widescreen and in astonishing high-definition!


Review: This is what Shout Factory does best. They bring us things sometimes forgotten...sometimes for the better, but to many of us b-movie enthusiasts films like this are the best!  Think back to a time before the X-Men films..before Spiderman..the Dark Knight..The Avengers..remember when comic book movies were awful more often than not?  Captain America falls into this category.  Its 1990s comic book movie at its worst.  That being said, its also a huge guilty pleasure, and I honestly think Red Skull looks better in this version than the modern one!  This is a must have for any comic book or b-movie fan.  The movie looks great in high-definition for the first time!  This release also includes a
brand new interview: Looking Back At Captain America With Director Albert Pyun.

Interest Range: Action, Marvel Comics

Monday, May 27, 2013

Remember When: The Vintage TMNT Blimps!




Back in the day you could get one of two blow-up TMNT blimps!  These awesome toys go for a pretty penny these days...IF you can find one!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Batman Inspired Shirt



The net us full of cool custom t-shirts these days.  This one, from GimmickTees.com is available here:

http://www.gimmicktees.com/2013/05/bats-on-bats-on-bats.html

Friday, May 24, 2013

LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Blu-Ray / DVD Review

LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Blu-Ray / DVD Review
Synopsis: When Bruce Wayne receives the man of the year award, fellow billionaire Lex Luthor becomes jealous and decides to run for President. To create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics Lex recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray which wreaks havoc on Gotham. As Lex destroys Batman's tech, Batman reluctantly turns to Superman for help.
Review: The first thing to note is that this comes in a blu-ray / DVD combo pack, which is fantastic as a parent and collector.  I keep the blu-ray and the kids can borrow the DVD.  It works out great.  The box set also includes an exclusive Clark Kent Lego mini-figure!  A great bonus....although I'd rather have had a Bruce Wayne personally.

Whats Good About this Film

The film credits open with Danny Elfman's classic Batman theme from 1989 and a mimic of the opening credits, with the Batman symobol forming out of Lego.  Definately a good move and a great way to get fans into the mood!   Batman and Superman continue their long time rivalry.  Supes shows up in the nick of time to the tune of his classic John Williams composed movie theme.  The typical arrogant boyscout, his every word and movement annoys Batman to the upteenth degree.  The entire Justice League gets involved in the film, along with a huge portion of Batman's rogues gallery.

Whats GREAT About this Film

The voice cast is full of experienced voice actors of the highest quality, including two classic Ninja Turtles alum, Townsend Coleman and Rob Paulsen.  The highlight, however, is Clancy Brown reprising his long-time role as Lex Luthor.  He brings a dignity and presence to the character that is unmatched.

What to watch for

The film is full of a fantastic mixture of action and humor.  The tongue in cheek comedy is one of the best parts of the Lego films, from Star Wars to Batman. The film even ends with the hint of a sequel, which would be wonderful in this reviewer's opinion!

Bonus Features

This set includes some great bonus features, including a fun feature about the Lego stop motion animator bringing some kids into his studio and teaching them about animation.  Also, we get a few episodes of Brave and the Bold and a Teen Titans episode to watch.  Then, we get the finalists from the Batman Lego stop motion animation contest.  Tons of fun stuff to watch.
Interest Range: Dc Comics, Animation, Lego

LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Blu-Ray / DVD Review

Synopsis: When Bruce Wayne receives the man of the year award, fellow billionaire Lex Luthor becomes jealous and decides to run for President. To create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics Lex recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray which wreaks havoc on Gotham. As Lex destroys Batman's tech, Batman reluctantly turns to Superman for help.

Review: The first thing to note is that this comes in a blu-ray / DVD combo pack, which is fantastic as a parent and collector.  I keep the blu-ray and the kids can borrow the DVD.  It works out great.  The box set also includes an exclusive Clark Kent Lego mini-figure!  A great bonus....although I'd rather have had a Bruce Wayne personally.

Whats Good About this Film

The film credits open with Danny Elfman's classic Batman theme from 1989 and a mimic of the opening credits, with the Batman symobol forming out of Lego.  Definately a good move and a great way to get fans into the mood!   Batman and Superman continue their long time rivalry.  Supes shows up in the nick of time to the tune of his classic John Williams composed movie theme.  The typical arrogant boyscout, his every word and movement annoys Batman to the upteenth degree.  The entire Justice League gets involved in the film, along with a huge portion of Batman's rogues gallery.

Whats GREAT About this Film

The voice cast is full of experienced voice actors of the highest quality, including two classic Ninja Turtles alum, Townsend Coleman and Rob Paulsen.  The highlight, however, is Clancy Brown reprising his long-time role as Lex Luthor.  He brings a dignity and presence to the character that is unmatched.

What to watch for

The film is full of a fantastic mixture of action and humor.  The tongue in cheek comedy is one of the best parts of the Lego films, from Star Wars to Batman. The film even ends with the hint of a sequel, which would be wonderful in this reviewer's opinion!

Bonus Features

This set includes some great bonus features, including a fun feature about the Lego stop motion animator bringing some kids into his studio and teaching them about animation.  Also, we get a few episodes of Brave and the Bold and a Teen Titans episode to watch.  Then, we get the finalists from the Batman Lego stop motion animation contest.  Tons of fun stuff to watch.

Links: www.legionsofgotham.org 

Interest Range: Dc Comics, Animation, Lego

Legendary Actor Tim Curry Recovering From Stroke

Our best wishes to legend Tim Curry as he recovers from a recent stroke.  For those Bat-fans that don't know, Curry was originally cast as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, but his portrayl was considered "too dark" by show producers and he was replaced by Mark Hammil during production.  He did lend his voice to Leon's Henchman and a Robot Clown in the series.   He later portrayed Mutro Botha in an episode of Batman Beyond and more recently, Curry voiced G. Gordon Godfrey in Young Justice.  Of course, most of us love Curry from his cult classic role as Dr. Frank - N - Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Get well soon Tim!

The 1st Dc Universe Justice League: Flashpoint Trailer!


Teen Titans Go! New Episode: "La Larva Amor" Pics & Video!

“La Larva Amor”
New Episode
Airs Tuesday, May 28
7:30 P.M. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: While Starfire is away, the other Titans let Silkie wander away to Mexico, where he shares romantic intrigue worthy of a telenovela with a dramatic Mexican beauty and her jealous lover.


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

New $1 Batman items at Target



New in the $1 bins at the front of Target are some cool Batman items and hey who can resist Batman stuff for only a buck lol

Walking Dead Mystery Mini Figures Coming!

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The Walking Dead 2.5" Mystery Minis coming late June from Funko

Win a copy of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey on DVD!

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To enter to win this great new Disney DVD just email your entry to us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lego Batman: The Movie out today on Blu-Ray / DVD!

Go and pick it up today!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Enough Arkham Origins Drama - New Batman Can Hugger!

Found at Wal-mart for only $2..perfect for summer!