Category Archives: First Look

ANO On Assignment Part 2: Meet Natalie

I say thee awesome!  Photo by Ryan Shewchuk Photography

In my endeavors to find the nerdy corners of Sin City it became clear I would need some help; a guide of sorts to direct me to the local flavors a humble tourist might overlook.  This led me to contact a local expert; in the year or so I’ve been writing and telling you about all occurrences of nerdiness I have been lucky to run across some of the best events and people I’ve ever known.  When I tracked down a local expert I wasn’t fully aware of what I was getting into; it has been more than an honor to sit down and chat with one of the most truly righteous people I’ve ever met.  She is a mom, an entrepeneur, a nerd, a writer, a costume maker, and a very nice lady.  I’m talking about Natalie Midkiff; keep that name in your head this woman is going places.

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A Bit About Ideas

What a good month this has been to be a nerd; specifically this one. We’ve had the biggest movie ever come our way (and I loved it), we had Free Comic Book Day, and I finally got my hands on a copy of Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga #1 (seriously, third printing, turns out the book is kinda popular). How did I feel about this book you may ask (seriously go ahead and ask, it’ll make the part where I tell you seem more natural), well I don’t want to give away the entire review but I’ve read it three times now in two days. To put that in perspective I don’t even read Walking Dead a second time (well, usually), and that is probably my top comic running right now (well, after Saga it’ll probably drop to the second spot). Enough lead in, let’s get to the meat of this here tasty meal.

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Excitement Factor Nine

Alright, not gonna lie about this one, but I totally had a full-on nerdgasm when I heard this. I’m saying new pants were called for; yes people I was that excited. I’m talking about the news that one of my favorite writers is returning to comics (FINALLY! Its only been what feels like ALL TIME EVER) to pen another original narrative. Oh man, I can’t wait to tell you guys about this. Just kidding, I can. See, this is called a teaser. The build up! Alright, I actually -can’t- wait to tell you. Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics with Saga, an all new original title due out March 14th. Seriously if that alone isn’t enough to get you a little excited get the hell off my website. For the rest of you, let’s hop below.

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Film Distributor Wanted

I came across this gem a few weeks back between the time I published my Buffy article and when I did my Dollhouse article. I got an instant boner when I heard about it but between school, work, and an internship I hadn’t had time to post about it. I now have the time and I still have the boner. Instead of a 20th anniversary vacation, Joss Whedon and his wife Kai Cole decided to adapt Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing under their Bellwether Pictures banner. They filmed it in 12 days.

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Grand Theft Auto V: The Trailer

Last week the trailer for the latest installment in Rockstar’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series hit the internet, and I don’t know about you, but it kind of caught me off guard.  You can probably blame the fact that we’re in the midst of arguably the best two months of console game releases of all time, but I for one wasn’t even thinking about the possibility of a new GTA game, let alone that it might be so close.

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The Dark Knight Rises: More Catwoman, and a first look at Bane!

Pittsburgh is proving to be the absolute lowest-security place to film a highly anticipated sequel to one of the most successful comic book film franchises of all time.  Leaked images from The Dark Knight Rises are hitting the Internet like bathroom self-portraits on Facebook.  Here we have a less-dolled up angle from the scene I wrote about last week.  Nothing too exciting, but it does reveal more of Catwoman’s not-really-a-costume.  There have been alleged stuntwoman-with-a-mask sightings, but I guess it’s just a small domino mask?  I don’t know if I need ears or a tail or anything, but a cowl would be nice.  I’m just not sure it’s a good idea to have all that hair hanging out if you’re going to be a high-end cat burglar…

Batman's services will not be required on this case.

Next up, we’ve got a sneak peek at what looks to be Bane’s entire costume, rather than the shadowy over the shoulder shot we’re getting in the trailers.  I’m putting a break here in case you are extra sensitive to spoilers, but there’s no story given away here or anything.

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FIRST LOOK: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (I guess)

So we’ve finally got a production image of one of the new characters from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and um…it’s pretty underwhelming, I guess? It’s Anne Hathaway on a terrible bike, not much more to see here. I know Nolan strives for realism in his Batman films, but this seems fairly unspectacular to me.

I want to give Christopher Nolan the benefit of the doubt here. He’s already made the only two good films featuring major DC comic book characters. But so far we’ve got underwhelming and unidentifiable Catwoman costume, more Batpod (so probably more Tumbler, which is the worst thing ever), AND they’re bringing back Ra’s al Ghul. Don’t get me wrong, Ra’s is one of the greatest Batman villains of all time, but this means I have to hear them repeatedly mispronounce his name in yet another movie. Roz the bailiff from Night Court al Ghoul.

I guess all I’m saying is that the next thing I find out about The Dark Knight Rises better be awesome, or I will continue to register my nerd rage across the internet.

FIRST LOOK: The Man of Steel

Set to release on June 14, 2003, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will see a new chapter emerge for the most recognizable super hero of all-time, Superman. While the plot of Man of Steel remains a mystery, the first production photo was released today by Warner Bros., depicting Henry Cavill as Superman. So, what information can we gain from said photo? Find out after the break.

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