Magic Mike's first tease

Magic Mike has been one big tease since it first began announcing it's casting, but this is the first official tease from Steven Soderbergh's upcoming stripper film also highlights co-stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello.

Director Steven Soderbergh explores the world of male strippers with Magic Mike, and ahead of the film's June 2012 release, Warner Bros. has unleashed the first still from the dramedy.

Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey are all accounted for in the photo, with the latter apparently dressed as a shirtless Uncle Sam. The rest of the actors, all of whom play strippers in the movie, are only showing off their arms for now, but each of the sexy hunks has their own signature dance. Whether or not the dances are actually shown on screen come June remains to be seen.

Magic Mike is inspired by Tatum's experiences working as a stripper before his acting career took off. But instead of the lead, Tatum plays the mentor to Pettyfer's character, a performer in the troupe.

McConaughey plays Dallas, a former stripper who owns the club where the two perform -- though from the looks of the photo, he doesn't take his retirement very seriously.

Magic Mike arrives in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012. It also stars Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough and Cody Horn.


Hunger Games Contest

Alright kiddies, its been too long since we've run a contest, and I'm all hyped up on Christmas spirit and baked goods, so there's no time like the present! I'm really excited about this contest, because well...I'm really excited about this movie. Okay, maybe that's the sugar talking, but I'm going with it, very excited.

Well a recent reorganization of San Diego Comic Con swag uncovered not one, but two hunger games posters and a mocking jay pin. And since these little treasures have been shut away, I thought, you know, I think I'll give them away to new homes. So there will be two (2) prizes.

Prize #1 will be a poster and a mocking jay pin. Prize #2 will just be a poster.

To Enter: Just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you follow us here at Muse Led. It's quick and easy, and if you haven't already done it, what are you waiting for? We don't sell your address or spam you. In fact I don't send you anything unless you win and you tell me where to send the stuff!

(2) Leave me a comment. If you don't leave a comment I'm going to just assume that you like us and are not being bribed by swag.

And if you want to up your chances of winning, you know you do, if you post about this contest somewhere else and you tell us about it in the comment section you'll get a bonus entry! Don't forget to include the link in your post so we can validate your entry. Limit one per site, so you can't post a million times on facebook or twitter and have each count as an extra entry!

If you like us on facebook you get two bonus entries! But again let me know in the comments, or I won't even know to look for those bonus entries.

Rules: All entries must be in by friday, January 6th 2011 at 11:58 pm PST. This contest is only open to blog followers. All entries are validated against follower list. Entries by non-followers will be disqualified. Contest is open worldwide. Winner will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be posted here, on the MuseLedBlog facebook page as well on twitter. So don't forget to check back, if I have not received notice from winner within 7 days I will announce a new winner. Void where prohibited.


Underworld Awakening Trailer

Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene in Underworld Awakening. The fourth in the Underworld franchise - and the first shot in 3D - Selene leads a battle against humans when they discover the existance of vampires and lycans. It's a good thing they are showing this in IMAX, as the action is bigger, and the lycans are bigger. A lot bigger, as in crazy big.

Underworld Awakening comes to theaters January 20th.


Goon #37

Publication Date: January 04, 2012
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 12592 4 03711

A shady corrupt Factory owner, Blank, makes a fatal error and it costs many of the women inside his building their lives. But not only does he get off on all charges, he became a hero. He didn’t start the fire true technically that was done by an out of control taco truck, but because of all his cuts, because he locked the women inside so he could diddle one of the girls, many lost their lives.

But the survivors and their families, they were not satisfied with any of it. And so they picketed, which only angered  Blank, who sent union busters and police to beat the picketers into submission. When the people need help, but police are all corrupt, they turn to the Goon. He runs the construction worker union, surely he can help the garment workers union.

Franky has his reserves, but few injustices get past the Goon. He may be a thug, but he’s all about the little people, it’s a huge part of his charm.

With the Goon against him, and his police and union busters neutralized, Blank turns to some dark forces to make his profit. But obviously he doesn’t know the Goon, he doesn’t back down from a challenge, and neither will the women.

Powell delivers a power story and even more powerful message. Fans of the Goon will love the action, the story, and the art, which is all classic Goon, and the twist will throw a few for a loop.


Prometheus Official Trailer

As promised, it's Thursday and here is the first official Prometheus Trailer.
The kick-ass cast includes Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Patrick Wilson, and Noomi Rapace, directed by Ridley Scott, and promises one amazing sci-fi thrill ride.

I don't know how I will wait til June 8, 2012.


ATTN: The Return of Nexus in Dark Horse Presents #12!


December 22, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics announces the return of Nexusin Dark Horse Presents #12.

The fan-favorite title returns with its team of creators, Mike Baron (The Badger) and Steve Rude (The Moth), in their respective positions of writer and artist! Baron and Rude created Nexus in 1981 and have been continuing their canonical tale for thirty years. The Eisner Award winners will craft a brand-new three-part story for readers eager to quench their thirst for what’s next to come in the Nexusverse.

The new stories crush anvils,” says Mike Baron.

“Nexus has never been a stranger to different publishers. Last seen under the Rude Dude banner in 2009, Nexus has stayed in limbo, never quite knowing when to return, or if he ever would return.

Things come together in strange ways. With the backing of Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Nexus will return to comics,” Steve Rude said. “We especially look forward to the response of Nexus’s devoted fans, and thank them for the wonderful support and encouragement they’ve given us since the book’s debut in 1981!”

Dark Horse Presents #12 is on sale May 2012.

About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.


Spartacus: Vengence trailer

On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance.” Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death, or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.

“Spartacus: Vengeance” will premiere on STARZ Friday, January 27th at 10pm ET.


the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

via Trailer Addict

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


Beneath The Darkness trailer

The terrifying secrets of a small town hero are exposed when a teenaged prank turns deadly in the new psychological thriller Beneath The Darkness, starring Dennis Quaid, Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Tony Oller, Stephen Lunsford, Devon Werkheiser, Brett Cullen, Amber Bartlett and Dahlia Waingort. Image Entertainment will theatrically release the film on January 6, 2012.

In Beneath The Darkness, Ely Vaughn (Quaid) is a pillar of the community in tiny Smithville, Texas. The town's mortician, Ely has been revered since his days as the high school's star quarterback. But since the tragic death of his wife two years earlier, Ely has withdrawn from his neighbors, while local teens spread stories of supernatural goings on at Ely's mansion—which is also the funeral home. When high school friends Travis (Oller), Abby (Teegarden), Brian (Lunsford) and Danny (Werkheiser) decide to check out the rumors, they are shocked to see the supposedly grieving widower dancing with a mysterious woman behind the curtains of his bedroom window. Their curiosity aroused, the four teens wait for Ely to leave the house before breaking in to investigate.

But instead of finding clues to the woman's identity, they stumble on a grotesque, long-hidden secret. The sadistic mortician next door will now stop at nothing to literally bury his past.


The Innkeepers trailer and exclusive

Synopsis: After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history

THE INNKEEPERS will be available on-demand December 30th and In theatres starting February 3rd.

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New Woman In Black TV Spot

The Woman in Black stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Liz White, Janet McTeer, Alisa Khazanova, and is directed by James Watkins.

Synopsis: A young lawyer (Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals.

The movie will be released to theaters on February 3, 2012.


The first seven minutes of the Dark Knight Rises

This footage is being shown in select IMAX locations shown before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Enjoy!

The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Two-time Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah And Her Sisters) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.


The Adventures of TinTin Review

The Adventures of Tintin are based on the classic comic of the same name by Belgian artist George Remi, who wrote under the name Hergé. The series is widely popular in Europe, the little boy sitting next to me in the screening explained before the movie starts. Paramount and Sony Pictures are hoping that interest will jump across the pond and delight those in the US, unfamiliar with the franchise as well. In fact, if it's a success there are 2 sequels planned.

The movie follows Tintin, a young journalist, and his dog Snowy on an adventure over land, sea and air. Tintin's life is soon turned upside down after purchasing a model of a three-masted sailing ship, the unicorn. Very soon he discovers there is so much more than meets the eye, as people vie for the shipping, going as far as to kill for it. It's up to TinTin to uncover it's mysteries before it's too late.

Steven Speilberg directs the motion-capture film, which isn't as creepy as prvious motion-capture films. Yes, I'm talking about you Polar Express. And it makes fantastic use of the technology. I usually love a live action movie over the motion-capture, but in this case I'm not sure a live-action could have accomplished half of the stunts with a budget any studio could provide it. I'm thinking the crane battle alone would have been a catastophy in a live action movie. And lets face it, few dogs could really do all that Snowy did without endangering him.

It's fun and fast paced, very Indiana Jones, well the first 3, can't say about the last one never saw it. But it may be a little too fast paced at times. With the 3-D, it was too much. I was dizzy with all the action, which for me was a definite negative.

The film covers three of the comics The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. The script is inventive, the characters enjoyable and it'll charm grown ups, children and everyone in between.

The Adventures of Tintin opens in theaters December 21st, 2011


The Devil Inside Trailer

Release Date: 6 January 2012
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth
Directors: William Brent Bell
Writer: William Brent Bell, Matthew Peterman
Studio: Paramount Pictures

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.


The Wrath of the Titans Official Trailer

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) --the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)--is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.


21 Jump Street releases trailer

The new 21 Jump Street just put out a poster and trailer and both are here!

The new 21 Jump Street features characters Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum)…two guys who join the police force’s secret Jump Street unit and use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school.

The eager rookies trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring while having to deal with all of the teenage issues they thought they left back in high school just a few years earlier.

21 Jump Street hits theaters March 16, 2012


Ridley Scott Teases us with Prometheus Trailer

Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

See It Thursday, December 22, 2012


The Legend Ends: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The Dark Knight Rises July 20, 2012


Criminal Macabre: Omnibus V2

Publication Date: December 21, 2011
Format: FC, 368 pages, TP, 6" x 9"
Price: $24.99
Age range: 16
ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-747-0

Cal McDonald, the pill-popping, alcoholic antihero of the hit Criminal Macabre series, is back! Teamed with his undead partner Mo'Lock, Cal protects the sin-infested streets of Los Angeles against a growing horde of zombies, vampires, and occultists!

This trade collects Criminal Macabre Volumes 4-6, the one-shot story “Feat of Clay”, "The Creepy Tree" and "The Trouble with Brains" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, and "Hairball" from Dark Horse Presents #102-#105, featured in color for the first time!

The book opens with “Hairball,” and it classic Cal McDonald, big chip on his shoulder, doing right with the odds against him, and taking no prisoners. After dealing with a Giant headed problem Cal gets a huge influx of odd cases, but when a client brings in a baby hand, it peaks his interest and he investigate. But what he finds may be more than he can handle. What’s a little more body damage, this is Cal freakin’ McDonald we’re talking about. But I do love his first person narrative, and his hit/damage counts.

Unlike Niles’ other series 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre isn’t all blood sucking vampires. No, that would be too easy for our prickly hero. In this omnibus alone he battles werewolves, clay golems exacting revenge, pissed off councilmen, rat toothed old world Nosferatu, brains, killer trees, con artists and cops. He has a few allies besides Mo’Lock. There’s an ex-girlfriend, a possessed car, lots of ghouls and a demon baby that offer assistance.

Two Red Eyes is among my all time favorites. Cal gets a beating. Cal sobers up. Cal is pissed off. Cal Kicks some major butt. Cal realizes he just got a hollow victory. Though that synopsis can describe most of the stories, it doesn’t make this one any less amazing. A close second is My Demon Baby, where I have to agree with Mo’Lock, Cal’s baby talk is utterly disturbing.

The love/hate relationship between Cal and Mo’Lock is fantastic. Cal fights the inevitable, as Mo’Lock bides his time, and deals with Cal’s childlike behavior. They have an odd chemistry, a mixture of support and enabling, that works wonderfully. Throughout the book, Cal is in various states of disrepair, and when no one else is there for him Mo’Lock picking up the pieces.

One of the fantastic things about the Criminal Macabre series is that if you’re not a long time reader you can still jump in and have the ride of your life. This series is not only seriously fast paced, it is absolutely exhilarating the way Niles weaves his tales of pure perfection. Each of the stories has a different artist, but each manages to capture the darkness, the grittiness, and the dark humor of the series. This Is one of my favorite series, and lovers of horror, hell, for lovers of good writing, this is one you should be reading.


Brody's Ghost- The Midnight Train and Other Tales

Publication Date: December 28, 2011
Format: FC 32 pages
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 18938 4 00111

This one shot is actually a collection of four shorts that were featured on the Myspace Dark Horse. It doesn’t serve at all as an introduction to Brody’s strange world of ghosts, and only has the slightest mentioning of the “Penny Murderer” which is much of the focus in the regular series. 

The Midnight Train: Brody’s Ghosts are trying to give him lessons, and although he’s learning them, even when he does good, he doesn’t do good enough.

The Scene of the Crime: Brody tries to enhance his vision skills by revisiting a crime scene, but he’s mistaken for the killer instead.

The Test: Long deprived of all of his senses, Brody can no longer take it, and he demands his freedom. One of his ghost shows him the worth of the exercises with his test and a valuable lesson is learned.

The Big Game: Brody tries to have a normal day, but one of his ghosts forces him to do otherwise.

Brody’s humor flutters just under the surface here, and really this one-shot is for those already familiar with the series. If you're unfamiliar with the series check out Brody's Ghost Book 1 from Thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley, and you definitely won't regret it.


Jack the Giant Killer Trailer

Jack the Giant Killer is an upcoming fantasy / adventure film based on the fairy tale of the same name. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult as the titular hero with a script written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. The film is scheduled to be released on June 15, 2012.

An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.


Angel and Faith #5


Publication Date: December 28, 2011
Format: FC 32 pages
Price: $2.99
UPC: 7 61568 18152 4 00511

 Harmony. Harmony. Harmony! This issue is all about the buxom blonde vampire and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s now a super celebrity in the vampire world and a sex tape on the verge of being released could bring down her empire, so she enlists Angel and Faith’s help.

It takes readers back to Angel’s private eye days, and away from the events of the last comic. I’m hoping in the mean time tensions are building, and it’ll make for a much higher octane next issue.

Angel may be looking for salvation, but not mindless oblivion on Harmony’s level. And honestly, he’s more fun when he’s brooding anyways. So far the pacing of the series has been much steadier and more consistent than Buffy Season 8 was, which makes for a much more enjoyable read.

For a preview check out Dark Horse. 


B.P.R.D.: It's All Going To Hell In 2012 -Pt. 2‏


The Avengers Banner- The Whole Team Is Here

Here is the new character banner for The Avengers.

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.



Here are the first two posters for the film ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. IGN got their hands on the posters first.

Based on the twisted book by author Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies), who also wrote the script. The “book is written as a biography of Abraham Lincoln, based on “secret diaries” kept by the 16th President and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges who taught him how to hunt and kill vampires.
The 16th U.S. President will be played by Benjamin Walker

Anthony Mackie will play Lincoln’s best friend, Will

Dominic Cooper will play Henry, a good vampire who mentors young Lincoln about slaying the undead

Mary Elizabeth-Winstead plays Mary Todd

Jimmi Simpson plays Josh Speed, Lincoln’s personal assistant and close friend.

Alan Tudyk plays Stephen Douglas, ally of the Southern Vampires

Rufus Sewell is the vampire villain

The adaptation is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton, they teamed up previously on 9.

20th Century Fox will release ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER In 3D on June 22nd, 2012

Here’s the official synopsis of the book…

“Indiana, 1818 – Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.” “My baby boy…” she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history be

Here’s the film’s official synopsis..

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.



ATTN: Francesco Francavilla Unleashes The Black Beetle!


December 15, MILWAUKIE, OR– Adding an exciting new layer to Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a new three-part story by New York Times best-selling artist for Batman, and currentCaptain America artist, Francesco Francavilla: The Black Beetle!

The Black Beetle is centered on a pulp-noir character and takes place in a fictional universe that’s based in Colt City. Francavilla published several stories online and even put out an ashcan. When the ashcan sold out, Francesco quickly realized that many fans were interested in exploring this world with him. It was only a matter of time before Dark Horse approached him about bringing some Black Beetle tales to Dark Horse Presents!

“I’m working on a 24-page story, titled Night Shift’ that will be spread over three issues of Dark Horse Presents. I am hugely influenced by pulp stories of the ‘30s and ‘40s, and wanted to develop a series that used that influence as a jumping-off point to explore some modern storytelling with fun twists. I think this will be a great introduction to readers who are new to this character and universe, but will also be an exciting new adventure for those who’ve been reading the online stories over the years,” Francesco states.

“As a huge fan of pulp and noir, working on my own characters and stories really gives me free reign to explore this world and create lots of fun scenarios and thrilling situations. The stories are definitely full of mystery and intrigue, plus I get to give The Black Beetlelots of cool and funky gadgets. ‘Night Shift’ promises to be full of action, excitement, danger, and double-crosses, so I am overjoyed to see this new tale in print, and hope this is the first of many more to come in Dark Horse Presents.”
For more on Francesco Francavilla’s art, check out his official website,, and his pulp blog,

Dark Horse Presents #11 is on sale April 18th, 2012!

About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.


The Hunger Games new poster


The new poster for the Hunger Games has been released. The poster was uncovered as a part of an internet hunt. Shows Katniss Evergree (Jennifer Lawrence) standing in the main Capitol area, holding her trademark bow and arros, looking at banners of herself and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).

Are you as excited as I am for this movie? Check back with us on December 23rd for your chance to win a hunger games poster and a mocking Jay pin from San Diego Comic con!


The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Publication Date: April 27, 2011
Format: FC, HC, 184 pages, HC, 9" x 12"
Price: $34.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-697-8

Do you like your Alice in Wonderland delightfully bloody? This one may be for you. The art from EA’s Alice is dark and twisted.

 The idea behind the art wasn’t to twist the ideas of the classic Carroll story and make it something it was not, but instead to embrace it, and see the evolution of what it could become, because lets face it, Wonderland has never exactly been a sweet and cuddly place.

The pages of the book hold the explorations, concepts, sketches, and final renders that chronicle the development of Alice’s next chapter. The story, and process behind the game give a great inside look to the final product.

The artwork is absolutely masterful, it is seriously crazy. And whether or not you’re a fan of the game, it’s great material for those who love Alice in all her incarnations. 

Check out a preview at Dark Horse.


Men In Black 3 Trailer Is Here

 Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for Men In Black 3. It's a little more of the same old gags like the use of the neuraliser; there's also Will Smith jumping off a very tall building and Josh Brolin doing a really, really good Tommy Lee Jones impression.

The plot sees Smith's Agent J travel back in time to prevent the assassination of his partner Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in 1969 - which he must do with K's younger counterpart (Josh Brolin). Also appearing are Emma Thompson as another agent In Black, Jermaine Clement, Alice Eve and Michael Stuhlbarg.


What To Expect When You’re Expecting Trailer Is Delivered

Here is the trailer for Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone, Joe Manganiello the film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone, Joe Manganiello and is directed by Kirk Jones. The film is scheduled to be released on May 11, 2012.

Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood.

Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?



The Amazing Spiderman has finally released a poster! It stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/the Lizard.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo


The Legend Ends- New Dark Knight Rises Poster

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is the final film for director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale. Focusing naturally on Tom Hardy’s Bane, the big villain of Chris Nolan’s next – and, as driven home by the tagline here, final – Batman film. The poster is dark and gritty, and I am beyond excited to see Hardy in action as the back breaking Bane. If the poster is any indication Bale's Batman is in for a bad time. Trailer to follow soon I'm sure.


It's Official: Chris Meloni Joins True Blood as a Series Regular

The buzz around the internet has been that True Blood has been in contact with Law and Order: SVU's Chris Meloni. And today it was announced that Meloni will indeed join the cast as a season regular for season 5!

Alan Ball says Meloni will be "An ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” Can't wait to see what that means exactly.

True Blood doesn’t have an official premiere date for Season 5, but at this point we can probably expect the series to return June 2012.


Chad Michael Murray Everlast Signing in San Francisco

The adorable Chad Michael Murray made his way to Northern California to sign his first book, the graphic novel Everlast, which I will be reviewing later this week, so make sure you check back later for that.

He arrived early, and before the signing, happily snapped pictures of the line of fans that had come up to see him. Some of those pictures you can find on the Everlast Blog.

The signing took place at Comix Experience on Divisadero Street. If you've ever been in there, you know its small and intimate, really the perfect place for a guy like Chad, who is really kinda shy.

But it really gave him a chance to actually talk to fans, unlike other signings, where everything is rushed.

Though most of the his fans know him best from One Tree Hill, there were a few little girls who adored him from A Cinderella Story. And Chad was more than happy to interact with all of his fans no matter what brought them in. I brought one of his smallest fans with me, and not only did he take extra time to interact with her, but he picked her up for a couple of pictures as well, making for a very memorable experience for her. Thanks for being so fantastic, Chad!

The Lovely Kenzie took a pic with Misty


Game of Thrones: The Cold Winds Are Rising

Game of Thrones released a trailer on 12/9/11 on YouTube. It was played after Boardwalk Empire on Sunday on HBO.

Season 2 of Game Of Thrones premieres April 2012. For more on Game of Thrones, go to


G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer now out!

via Machinima

Director: Jon M. Chu
Release: 6/29/2012
Studio: Paramount


ATTN: Dark Horse Present's John Arcudi's The Creep!

December 12, MILWAUKIE, OR – With another incredible addition to the increasingly impressive lineup, Dark Horse Comics will publish John Arcudi’s three-part suicide mystery, The Creep, beginning in Dark Horse Presents #11!
In the summer of 1987, a young teenage boy commits suicide. The boy’s mother is unsatisfied with the police’s lack of interest in the motivation behind it, or what connection it might have to the suicide of the boy’s former best friend. She remembers that she heard an old college boyfriend of hers, Oxel, is a private detective. What she doesn’t know is Oxel suffers from a debilitating condition called acromegaly. Will the contact from his old flame be all that Oxel needs to take the case?
“Murder mysteries are common in suspense fiction, but you don’t hear much about suicide mysteries. Oxel starts to wonder if maybe he was hired to help this woman solve the riddle of her life more than that of her son’s death. But then, in the end, it turns out that this really is a suicide mystery, after all. And add to all that the additional layer of this ex-girlfriend knowing nothing about Oxel’s disfiguring illness, since she hasn't seen him in 20 years,” Arcudi says. “And after seeing Jonathan’s Dear Creature,it struck me that he was perfect for The Creep and we were lucky to get him.”
“I’m very pleased to be working with Dark Horse again and a comics vet like John. We’re just getting into the swing of things, but I already have a lot of interesting material to draw. Since I’ll be coloring The Creep, it’s also a good chance to stretch myself artistically (most of my comics have been straight black and white). The fact that I get to do that in service of a good writer is icing on the cake.” – Jonathan Case
Dark Horse Presents #11is on sale April 18th, 2012!
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.


ATTN: Dark Horse Collects Brian Wood's Channel Zero!

December 12, MILWAUKIE, OR – Out of print and unavailable to readers for more than three years, Dark Horse Comics is giving new life to a critically acclaimed classic with the complete collection of Brian Wood’s Channel Zero!
DMZ and The Massive creator Brian Wood launched an all-out assault on the comics medium in 1997 with Channel Zero, an influential, forward-thinking series that combined art, politics, and graphic design in a unique way. Hitting on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance, it remains as relevant today as it did back then.
The Channel Zero collection contains the original series; the prequel graphic novel, Jennie One (illustrated by Becky Cloonan); the best of the two Public Domain design books; and almost fifteen years of extras, rarities, short stories, and unused art. Also featuring the now-classic Warren Ellis introduction and an all-new cover by Wood, this is the must-have edition. A blistering take on media control in a repressive future America!
"Channel Zero is literally the start of my comics career, the first proper comic I ever made, and as such as informed everything that's come after it, especially DMZ and the upcoming THE MASSIVE.” Tells Brian Wood. “It also put me and Becky Cloonan together, helping build a creative partnership that has lasted a decade. This edition here is the definitive one, including everything worth printing, including a color section that includes the original covers to the single issues."
Praise for Brian Wood & Channel Zero:
“Wood’s message is clear enough: apathy is the real enemy, and it is harder to fight than any totalitarian government.”—Wired
“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation…Someone’s remembered what comics are for. Meet Brian Wood.”—Warren Ellis, award-winning writer of Planetary
"Dramatic Black and White visuals...Controlled sense of rhythm." I.D. magazine
“Your handbook for the media revolution.”—Eyeballmagazine
"Strangely prescient... lucid and sharp”- Matt Fraction
"A seemingly endless barrage of powerful art"- Newtype USA
"Fascinating... this is a paranoid future Grant Morrison could not conceive of" - Comics International
The Channel Zero Collection is on sale May 30th, 2012!


Orchid #3


Publication Date: December 14, 2011
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 16912 6 00311

The heartbreak and sorrow of Orchid’s world has never been so palpable as it is when General China’s story is finally revealed. And as shocking and tragic as it is, it isn’t his alone. Orchid, Yehzu and Simon’s rescuer is much more than she first appears to be, but she may not be the savior they need.

Anzio’s execution still lies on the horizon, and they still don’t have a plan to save him. The world is a dire place, especially when it’s full of bears with scorpion stingers.

I adore this storyline, each new element makes the story more vivid. The action took a bit of a backseat this time, so that the story telling could shine. Morello’s imaginative take on the future, has a Mad Max and Lost World feel. This should be in your must read pile.

As always to check out a preview head over to Dark horse.

 And each issue features new music by Tom Morello at


A Warrior's Heart

A Warrior's Heart was finally released on December 2, after sitting on the shelf since 2009, but the movie had an extremely limited release. For me this meant that I had to drive 2 hours to even get a chance to see it, but was it worth the wait, or hell the drive for that matter?

Starring Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, the story follows Lutz's character, Connor. He's a hot shot star player on the Lacrosse team, with a volatile temper but after losing his father he begins to spiral out of control. Greene's character Brooklyn falls for Connor, but is helpless to get him through his pain. His mother, the lovely Gabrielle Anwar, is utterly unable to get through to him help him off the destructive path he's on barreling down. In steps Sgt. Major Duke Wayne, Adam Beach, who takes him to a wilderness Lacrosse camp and sets him back on the path of righteousness.

The movie is adorable and heartfelt, Connor's path of discovery to find himself isn't magical, it's raw, it's gritty. There was plenty of sweating, and even a hard earned lesson, a team coming together, and a little bit of a love story.

It was far better than I was expecting. The lacrosse scenes were fast paced, and pretty awesome. And Lutz showed a great array of emotions that were very true for his situation. Some of the dialogue was a little cheesy, but Lutz delivered it with zeal. And I have to admit when Connor broke down and cried, I was right there with him.

The low point of the movie, or rather points, where Greene's narration. The voiceovers cheapened the experience instead of enhancing anything for me. It was an overused gimmick that quickly became tiresome.

Bottom line: It's a sweet story. I adored it, but wouldn't have driven so far for it. Perfect for a lazy Sunday though, and well worth the price of admission.


Battleship trailer #2

Battleship has released a new trailer, and dare I say it looks decent. And when I say decent I mean it'll make a crap ton of money like the Transformers movies. Whether people love it or not, they won't be able to keep themselves from going to see it, myself included.
Battleship is an upcoming 2012 epic action-adventure film inspired by Hasbro's popular game "Battleship".

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.

Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander) and Jeffrey Silver (300). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).
The battle for Earth begins at sea.


New Spartacus:Vengance Trailer released

SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE. The show premieres on January 27th at 10pm ET.

Spartacus: Vengeance is a Starz television series. The second season and sequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Its story follows Spartacus (played by Liam McIntyre, who replaces the late Andy Whitfield), after he and his fellow gladiators kill their master Batiatus and escape from his gladiatorial training school or ludus. Cast members and characters who return from the first season include Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Oenomaus, Manu Bennett as Crixus, Nick Tarabay as Ashur, Viva Bianca as Ilithyia, and Craig Parker as Gaius Claudius Glaber. Dustin Clare will also reprise his role as Gannicus from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.


The Occultist #2


Publication Date: December 14, 2011
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 18843 1 00211

The world of the Occultist is a wild one, and although the sword is doing its damnedest to protect Rob, whether he wants it to or not, it doesn’t mean he’s in any less trouble, especially since the lovely Detective is onto him, and in over her head in his world.

His foes are numerous, and his back is against the wall as the bounty hunters close in, each more harrowing than the next. Will Rob survive, and what of his pretty unsuspecting girlfriend? She runs into the fray with nary a second thought, which may be her last.

The action is full kilter in this one, and finally the reason the sword chose Rob is exposed, but that knowledge may not be enough to save him.

Mike Richardson and Tim Seeley deliver another epic  storyline, which shows no signs of slowing as it leads into the final part. And Victor Drujiniu’s art is top notch.

For the preview visit Dark Horse.


The Evil Dead gets a release date!

Via Movie Web

Evil Dead landed a home at Sony and Film District last month, and now the partners have set a release date of April 12, 2013. Let the rejoicing commence.

A lot of folks are against this remake, admittingly I was among them, but Sam Raimi, Robert G. Tapert and Bruce Campbell, the guys behind the original franchise, are producing, so I'm willing to give it a chance. Directing will be Federico Alvarez who co wrote the script with Rodolfo Sayagues.

Diablo Cody has been working on rewriting the script, and she's been quoted as saying that the remake is "unbelievably violent." The story revolves around a group of friends who venture up to a remote cabin, where they discover the Book of the Dead. They must fight to survive when a demonic force is unleashed after the book is read. Movie Web has been reporting that the lead character is bringing his sister to the cabin to help her kick her drug habit.

Honestly, they had me at Bruce Campbell.

Production is scheduled to begin in early 2012.

The Evil Dead comes to theaters April 12th, 2013.


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