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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Deadpool Does Shakespeare –Your First Look at DEADPOOL #21!

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Deadpool Does Shakespeare #21 Marvel Comics News

New York, NY—September 28th, 2016 — This October, the Merc With a Mouth is crashing headlong into Marvel NOW! and he’s bringing William Shakespeare with him! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DEADPOOL #21 – the colossal 80 page issue coming to comic shops and digital devices on October 26th! First up, witness the the return of one of Deadpool’s greatest adversaries as Madcap returns to the fold in a brand-new full length adventure from Gerry Duggan and Mateo Lolli! No one has pushed Deadpool to the limit quite like Madcap. Is Wade ready to face him again? Then, Deadpool goes Shakespeare for an all-new 60-page tale from writer Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) and artist Bruno Oliveira! Those old plays from English class just got a lot more interesting. Don’t say we never taught you anything! Be there for the tales of the bard as you’ve never seen them before when DEADPOOL #21 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 26th!

DEADPOOL #21 (AUG160837)
Variant Covers by MIKE MAYHEW (AUG160838)
and JANET LEE (AUG160840)
Secret Comic Variant by SCOTT KOBLISH (AUG160839)
Champions Variant by PHIL NOTO (AUG160841)

Funko to release Pink and the Brain / Animaniacs POPS!

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Pop!: Pinky and The Brain
Pinky and The Brain are
trying to take over your collection!
The laboratory mice and their diabolical plans
are coming soon from Funko! Narf!
coming this November

Funko Making Animaniacs Pop Figures Toys

Funko Making Animaniacs Pop Figures Toys

Funko Making Animaniacs Pop Figures Toys

Pop!: Animaniacs
Hello-o-o, nurse! Animaniacs are also
coming soon from Funko!
The Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are
sure to be a hit with any nostalgic 90s kid!
Collect them this fall!
 coming this November

Friday, September 23, 2016

Harley Quinn Solo-Film Confirmed - Margot Robbie Producing

Harley Quinn Solo Film Spin Off Margot Robbie Executive Producer

The news has broke that the long anicipated Harley Quinn solo-film is officially going to happen. Margot Robbie has signed on to star and executive produce the film. It turns out that Margot Robbie is quite industrious. Her production company, LuckyChap, has a first look deal with Warner Brothers and is already producing other films for WB, like Wonder Woman and the all-female lead Oceans 11 remake.

No word yet on when the spin-off film will be targeted for release.

Stay tuned to Legions of Gotham for the latest.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Mega Pop! Plush!

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Funko Mega Pop! Plush: The Nightmare Before Christmas JackFunko Mega Pop! Plush: The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally

Mega Pop! Plush: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Just in time for Halloween, it's Jack Skellington and
Sally as Mega Pop! Plush figures!
The frighteningly cute duo are
16" tall and super soft!
Coming this fall!
Nice work, bone daddy!

Funko Batman & Harley Quinn Mega Pop! Plush!

Batman Funko Mega Pop! Plush

Mega Pop! Plush: Batman and Harley Quinn

Batman and Harley Quinn!
The caped crusader sports his classic 60's outfit, and
Dr. Quinzel wears her iconic jester costume!
Add them to your DC collection soon!
Harley Quinn Funko Mega Pop! Plush
coming this October

ELECTRIC SIX Ready "Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres" for October Release

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Set For Release on Oct. 7th via Metropolis Records

With the dawning of another Autumn comes the announcement of a new ELECTRIC SIX album. Just in time for Halloween, the Detroit dance rockers are back with Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres, set for release on October 7, 2016 via Metropolis Records. Consistently releasing mind-bending albums annually since 2005, they’ve spiced things up with a heavier dose of atmosphere and textures on their twelfth studio album.

The group has dabbled in numerous genres in the past such as dance, punk, hip-hop and R&B, but Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres demonstrates the ability to combine all these genres into one cohesive album.  From the Grandmaster Flash-inspired “Number Of The Beast” to the super smooth tour of the NYC outer boroughs “Mood Is Improving,” Fresh Blood finds itself in an urban sprawl with beats, rhythms and Dick Valentine’s trademark, inflection-heavy gruff vocals pulling listeners along for the ride. Pumping a heavy pop injection, “I’ll Be In Touch” and “Dance With Dark Forces” reel in the listener off the street and into the club. The beautiful and haunting “Spacewalkin’” closes out the album and assures the listener that the vampire has now fed and will live a thousand more years, albeit in outer space.
Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres
ELECTRIC SIX had mainstream success out of the gate with the release of their debut album Fire, which includes their smash singles "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar." The album peaked at #5 on the U.S. Dance chart and would later reach gold certification in the UK. Since then, the band has gone on to release eleven albums including Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres, a live album/DVD that was funded via Kickstarter and continues to tour both nationally and globally.

Electric Six is Dick Valentine (vocals), Da Ve (guitar), Johnny Na$hinal (guitar), and Tait Nucleus? (synths).
Sep 23The LoftLansing, MI 
Sep 24Hell's Half Mile FestivalBay City, MI
Sep 26The Horseshoe TavernToronto, Canada
Sep 27Red DogPeterborough, Canada
Sep 28Studio @ The Waiting RoomBuffalo, NY
Sep 29Middle EastCambridge, MA
Sep 30Studio@Webster HallNew York, NY
Oct 01Metro GalleryBaltimore, MD
Oct 02Black CatWashington, DC
Oct 04MilkboyPhiladelphia, PA
Oct 05Cat's CradleCarrboro, NC
Oct 06The EarlAtlanta, GA
Oct 07House of BluesNew Orleans, LA
Oct 08SaturnBirmingham, AL
Oct 09ZanzabarLouisville, KY
Oct 11Club CafePittsburgh, PA
Oct 12The BasementColumbus, OH
Oct 13High Noon SaloonMadison, WI
Oct 14Double DoorChicago, IL
Oct 15Frankie'sToledo, OH

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD arrives on limited-edition Blu-ray on November 22

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Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97

The Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) return with a vengeance in high definition when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series resurrects C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud in limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate. In the outrageous sequel to C.H.U.D., the half-dead decomposing humanoids, led by the suave and charming Bud, must be eliminated to halt the spreading plague in this classic horror satire. The C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Director David Irving and interviews with Actor Gerrit Graham, Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher, and Special Effects Artist Allan Apone, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.

Kevin, Steve, and Katie are an inseparable trio of friends doing some extracurricular snooping in the school science lab when, among the test tubes and beakers, they discover a corpse! But before they can say “Abra Cadaver,” the body disappears, rolling down Route 51 strapped to a gurney. The kids need a spare stiff, and fast. What they find is “Bud the Chud,” a half-dead decomposing humanoid, the result of a military experiment gone haywire. When Bud sets out on a killing spree, the kids, the Army, the police, and the FBI are hot on his trail, trying to save the entire town from becoming “Chudified!”

·       Audio Commentary with Director David Irving
·       Interview with Actor Gerrit Graham
·       Interview with Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher
·       Interview with Special Effects Artist Allan Apone
·       Still Gallery 

Year of Production: 1988
Title Copyright: C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 85 minutes  
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE Sets The Stage For Marvel’s Monstrous New Series!

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Marvel’s Monstrous New Series! 

New York, NY—September 21st, 2016 — Long before Super Heroes patrolled the skies, mammoth monsters roamed the Marvel Universe – leaving wanton destruction in their wake. Now, they have returned! Before their explosive re-emergence in the all new spectacular MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 – catch up on the rich history of these marvelous monsters with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB coming to comic shops and bookstores everywhere in January! Peel back this brand-new cover from artist Greg Land and you’ll find a treasure trove of iconic stories and first appearances! Titanic tales from the past and present designed to get fans everywhere prepared for MONSTERS UNLEASHED!

Before the can’t-miss first issue of Monsters Unleashed in January, meet a menacing menagerie of unforgettable monsters, Marvel mainstays, and some major players in Monsters Unleashed! Featuring Monstrom, Grottu, Moomba, Bruttu, Orrgo, Elsa Bloodstone, Lady Hellbender, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and many more! 

MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB collects FEARLESS DEFENDERS #8, MARVEL ZOMBIES (2015) #1, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1, TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #2-3 and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #73 & #90, TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #11-13, #15, #17, #19 and #23; and TALES OF SUSPENSE #15, #17, #19 and #22.

ISBN: 978-1-302-90089-2

New Cover by GREG LAND
264 pgs…$34.99
FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 01/04/17


Amaranthe Drop "That Song" -- Listen!

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Amaranthe, the cutting edge rock band with the triple lead vocal attack, have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm. The band's merch store is here.

Listen to "That Song" here.

"The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe, the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet! Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"

Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough MASSIVE ADDICTIVE.

Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.

U.S. tour dates are forthcoming. So stay tuned.

1. Maximize
2. Boomerang
3. That Song
4. 21
5. On the Rocks
6. Limitless
7. Fury
8. Faster
9. Break Down and Cry
10. Supersonic
11. Fireball
12. Endlessly

Animated Epic Adventure Kubo and the Two Strings Coming to Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital!

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Animated Epic Adventure Kubo and the Two Strings Arrives on Digital HD 11/8 and Blu-ray, 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand 11/22




– Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
– David Fear, Rolling Stone

– Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
Universal City, California, September 21, 2016 – A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in LAIKA’s newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings.  The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls comes to Digital HD on November 8, 2016 and Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on November 22, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “an exquisite, beautiful film,” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!

From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar). Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.

Kubo and the Two Strings stars an all-star supporting voice cast including George Takei (Star Trek), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Man in the High Castle), and Academy Award® nominees Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter), Brenda Vaccaro (Johnny Bravo), and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD are packed with exciting behind-the-scenes bonus content, featuring the filmmakers and incredible voice cast, that allows viewers to dive even deeper into the magical story.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack & Blu-ray™ Combo Pack 
•  Introduction by Director/Producer Travis Knight:  Director/Producer Travis Knight introduces “Kubo’s Journey.”
Mythological Monsters:  The filmmakers and crew discuss the new techniques they used to create the terrifying antagonists. Learn how each monster  differed in scale, design, and execution.
Braving the Elements:  A particularly challenging aspect of filming was animating water and rain effects. Discover how LAIKA was able to animate water    in the context of a stop-motion film.
The Redemptive and Healing Power of Music:  Learn how traditional and contemporary musical styles were combined by Academy Award®-winning    composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement) to infuse the film with such a heartfelt sound. 
Epilogue by Director/Producer Travis Knight:  Director/Producer Travis Knight discusses what attracted LAIKA to Kubo and the Two Strings.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack & Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD
Japanese Inspiration:  The LAIKA creative team and the cast discuss the inspirations for the story.
Corners of the Earth:  Filmmakers and crew discuss the challenges of the varied landscapes and locations in Kubo and the Two Strings.
The Myth of Kubo:  Cast and filmmakers discuss the story at the core of Kubo and the Two Strings.
Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Travis Knight

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Blu-Ray Review

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Synopsis: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael are back to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang

Review: There are many fans that aren't pleased with the newer versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from the Nick cartoon to the new Michael Bay film franchise. I am not one of those fans. I enjoy every new incarnation of the TMNT, as do my children. This sequel was a marked improvement on the first one, with us finally getting the classic Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady characters on screen for the first time! The nostalgia was strong with this one, tons of action and great comedy...a must watch.

Interest Range: TMNT, Action, Kids

Justice League Action / DC Superhero Girls Happy Meal Toys!

The newest McDonald's Happy Meal toys to hit the United States are a combination Justice League Action and DC Superhero Girls! These amazing toy sets can be seen below and include characters that range from Batman and Green Arrow to Batgirl and Katana!

DC Superhero Girls McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

Justice League Action McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

Check out the commerical for the Happy Meal from our Youtube channel:

Why Gotham Is Wrong - Superheroes DO Work On TV!

I recently wrote a news piece for Screen Rant about the comments that Gotham show runner Bruno Heller made about Superheroes not working on television and follow-up clarification from executive producer Ken Woodruff. 

Bruno Heller was at the Edinburgh Television Festival this past August, when he blurted out the following:

"I don’t think superheroes work very well on TV. Probably because of the costume thing."

Heller went on to say:

"TV is about real people and faces and not so much about magic and the supernatural things"
Really? Really Bruno? I think viewers of HBO's Game of Thrones may differ in that opinion, especially since Gotham averaged 4 million viewers per episode last season and Game of Thrones averaged 22 million. Executive producer Ken Woodruff tried to further clarify Heller's comments while promoting Gotham season three to the Hollywood Reporter:
“I think I can help clarify his statement. There’s a reason why he chose to develop a show that took place before the actual fully realized Batman. He thought that was the best way to tell stories on the medium of television. It was about the origins and it was about real people and how they evolved and became the villains and heroes that we know and we’ve seen in comics and in feature films. A lot of that is just pragmatic and TV is a much more intimate medium sometimes than film can be. You’re living with these people, you’re spending 22 hours with them over the course of a season as opposed to two hours. They’re in your living room. They’re part of your life in a much more intimate way than maybe film characters can be. When you have a cape on and you’re a superhero, there’s a level of attachment there. They’re otherworldly and godlike in that way. That’s what Bruno was talking about.”

Interestingly, the CW Network has a plethora of DC Comics shows with weekly costumed superheroes that are working just fine. The Flash, for example, enjoys nearly the same ratings as Gotham and is on a network with far less exposure than Fox. Supergirl, which recently moved from CBS to the CW to join the other DC Comics shows, beat out Gotham in the ratings hands down last season. Why then, pray tell, does everyone think that superheroes cannot work on television? 

Apparently, as usual, DC Comics is trailing behind Marvel. I say that with begrudging fan frustration, because I'm a DC guy through and through, but lets face facts...the Netflix Daredevil series has proven that costumed heroes and intimate "real world" storytelling can mix to produce amazing results, the kind of results that you just can't get from squeezing a bunch of characters on the big screen for two hours. That may be one of the big reasons why films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are getting such a harsh reception from the fans...perhaps we just demand more in today's world?

Bottom line is that its been fifty years since fans have been given a Batman television show. Its long overdue at this point, if you ask me. If you want to do Batman in the box office, fine. Do a series...a REAL series (no prequels and stay closer to accepted versions of the characters) and then release the season finales to the theater as movie events. I guarantee you'll garner more loyalty and respect from viewers and a lot less criticism for rushed, muddled and half-assed characterization and storytelling. If you need a model DC Comics, go watch Daredevil on Netflix.

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Book: Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother

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Check out this charming new book!

Ninja Bunny has faced incredible danger! He has demonstrated all the skills of a super awesome ninja: impressive strength, amazing bravery, extreme sneakiness!

But when he embarks on a new mission to find the Golden Carrot of Awesomeness, he meets his biggest challenge yet—his annoying little sister! She insists on tagging along, and she insists that she is a ninja bunny, too. Not possible. Will she ruin Ninja Bunny’s chance at finding the world’s largest carrot? Or might she actually possess a few ninja skills of her own?


Happy Birthday Adam West! Batman Turns 88 Today!


Yeah, the classic television Batman himself, Adam West, turns 88 today! Mr. West and his portrayl of Batman are among my first memories as a child. He was gracious enough to give me one of my first ever interviews back in 2003 and was again a gentlemen and wrote the preface for my first book, Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle. A very happy birthday to you Adam West, and many happy returns.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

1st Look at J.K. Simmons as Gordon In Justice League!

Director Zack Snyder gave the fans a Batman Day surprise today on his Twitter account, the first look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League Movie. The image can be been below, directly from Snyder's Twitter account.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

King Jack DVD Review

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King Jack DVD Review

About the Film: Jack (Charlie Plummer) is a scrappy 15-year-old kid stuck in a small, run-down town. He's got more problems than he can handle: an escalating feud with a violent older bully, a crush on a neighborhood girl, and having to go to summer school again. So when his runty younger cousin (Cory Nichols) comes to stay for the weekend, the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him - but no one really cares what Jack wants.

Our Take: This movie is a breath of fresh air. The cast is young, but highly talented. Lead Charlie Plummer is extremely impactful and manages to express his sadness and frustration in a very believable way. There are a lot of coming of age films out there, but this one stands out. I highly recommend giving this one a watch.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snyder Tweets Pic of Tactical Batsuit from Justice League Movie!

Snyder Tweets Pic of Tactical Batsuit from Justice League Movie!

The Justice League movie is in the process of filming right now and director Zack Snyder has just shared this image of a new Batsuit that we can expect to see in the film!

Batman: The Animated Series VR Experience Coming To Viewmaster!

Batman: The Animated Series VR Virtual Reality Experience Coming To Viewmaster!
Mattel is bringing Batman: The Animated Series back to life in a really fun way. The new virtual reality Viewmaster is going to feature Batman, according to this article by Variety

"And we’re not talking your childhood’s View-Master here: Mattel gave the iconic stereoscopic photo viewer a major make-over last year, releasing a version that’s basically a Google Cardboard-compatible virtual reality headset, to be used with any compatible Android or iOS phone.

Warner Bros. tasked its Blue Ribbon Content studio to cooperate closely with OTOY, which is known for cloud-based graphics processing and holographic imagery. “We are extremely excited for our fans to be able to experience ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ in a new and immersive way,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.

Batman will only be the first of a number of characters to find a second life on the View-Master. Mattel has partnered with OTOY to produce more content for the platform, both companies announced Tuesday. “OTOY is the perfect partner to create new VR content for View-Master,” said Mark Morse, Director Advanced Concepts at Mattel.  “The Batman experience (is) just a glimpse into the incredible things to come from this collaboration."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Real Ghostbusters Cartoon Turns 30 Today!

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In this monumental day exactly 30 years ago, September 13, 1986, the first ever episode of The Real Ghostbusters aired on ABC. This show had a profound effect on my childhood..many of our childhoods and is what kept me interested in Ghostbusters throughout the late 1980s. Its the series that expanded on the film universe of the Ghostbusters, giving us so many memorable episodes that its hard to even choose a few to name....and of course the legendary Kenner toyline. What are your favorite Real Ghostbusters memories?

Monday, September 12, 2016

First Look at the Villains In Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Adam West Batman in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders DVD Blu-Ray
A new press release was delivered today to promote the Fathom Events screenings of "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" on Monday, October 10. The film will screen three times that day. The press release and a picture of the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman and the Riddler can be seen below, along with the official trailer for the film!

Penguin, Joker, Riddler and Catwoman in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders DVD Blu-Ray

Following Record-Breaking
‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Event,
‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’
Set for Exclusive One-Time Cinematic Event October 10

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Spotlight
Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar Voicing Classic Roles 

DENVER – September 12, 2016 – Travel back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes. Audiences will have the opportunity to join all the animated excitement as it unfolds on the big screen for one special day. Fathom Events is once again partnering with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment to bring “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” to movie theaters for three exclusive showings on Monday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, before it comes to Digital HD on October 11 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on November 1.

Bringing these iconic characters to animated life are Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). In the new film, Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. 

In addition to the film, audiences will view an exclusive pre-screening introduction, and a post-screening preview of “Those Dastardly Desperados,” a featurette that explores how the villains became more than just antagonists in a Batman story – they became icons of American pop culture.

Tickets for “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” can be purchased beginning Friday, September 9, online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Working with Warner Bros. on ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ was a great experience and we knew it was something we wanted to duplicate,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “With ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ we get to give our audiences another extremely exciting event experience driven by the return of three nostalgic pop culture names to their most memorable roles.”

“Fans have voiced a strong desire to see DC-centric animated films on the big screen for years, and ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ offers another opportunity to entertain our audience with a highly-anticipated cinema event,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to launch our newly branded ‘DC Classics Collection’ films with a Fathom Events presentation.”

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC. (s16)
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim, Right Now Kapow for Disney XD and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Features of Batman online game

“Batman: Arkham City” thrills for famous character lovers

Batman is one of the most popular superheroes who is loved by children and adults around the world. Considering video slots developers’ love for comic books heroes, it’s not difficult to guess that there are models dedicated to this picturesque character in online casino which exist for a long time.
First of all, the point at issue is about story that gradually reveals the whole history of prison city population, making a lot of sharp turns in its path and forcing Batman to cooperate with his worst enemies.


New Batman adventures

Wherever you live in the real world, gloomy Gotham will long remind of itself and especially of its black heart - Arkham City. Even after a 20-hour tour along its muddy streets, this criminal paradise will tempt you again and again. There you can take a look at madding crowd from the top of stone gargoyles, and then fly off, sliding through night air between town’s houses directly on enemies’ heads.

Whatever Arkham City world would be like, it no way could be a masterpiece without gameplay support, and wouldn’t appear in baccarat casinos. That is why gameplay is not lagging behind project’s artistic component and design level, it only emphasizes hero’s image. Here he is not perfect. Despite incredible training and technical equipment, Batman quickly gives way to a couple of armed opponents, even starts attacking them suddenly having huge trust in his abilities.


Features of special effects

There are many techniques, methods which are still effective - diving from the house roof right on enemies’ heads or inconspicuous descent behind their back on the rope. But now new items such as smoke bombs, which allow hiding from shooter’s eyes and the kind of stun have been added. Recharging locked doors’ mechanisms batteries is just one of its ways of application. In battle, stun gun disorients your enemies with one shot, forcing them shooting randomly in different directions, waving their arms.

Close fight is still the most powerful argument in battles with numerous enemies. Due to techniques abundance, each time battle causes only positive emotions. Corrected control makes it easier to use a variety of techniques during combat, such as pulling an enemy with spear or throwing a smoke bomb.
Admiring Gotham views from the rooftops, you will occasionally hear conversations of ordinary characters, which complement story with small unnecessary details. Someone complains about hard life in Arkham torture chambers, others want to change their gang, some people just talk about life.
As a supplement, developers give an opportunity to play as Catwoman, but not without DLC help. Pace of play increases dramatically, it is possible to climb buildings eaves, famous feline grace has been added in fights.

This is a monumental work, each element of which is made at the highest creative and technical level. Here is not just the best game, but also the best project based on comic books, and, perhaps, the best game of the year in general.