Johnny Depp Falters, True Blood Returns, + WonderCon Cosplayers Rule

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Not much going on this week except for the latest Johnny Depp bomb, 'Transcendence.' 'Transcendence' is Depp's third flop in a row:  'Dark Shadows,' 'The Lone Ranger,' and now 'Transcendence,' which opened domestically at $11.5 million despite its $100 million budget. 'The Tourist' barely survived with a $16.5 million opening. The reviews are pretty dismal. 'Transcendence is coming in at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.

I like Depp. He's a great actor and he's an A-lister. He doesn't need to take every quirky role that's offered to him. I haven't been a Brad Pitt fan since I was 17 years old, but I have to give Pitt credit where credit is due. Pitt has grown choosier as his career has progressed. This is how it's supposed to be. The more established an actor is, the more selective they can be. Depp needs to start getting selective or his agent needs to be. I would love to see Depp in another indie gem like 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' or 'Benny and June.' Please Johnny, no more pirates and no more Tim Burton films.




Oh 'True Blood,' the show I love to hate. I've begrudgingly watched this show for the past six years and I'm glad Season Seven will be its last. The show is so over the top and not in a good way. You can find more speculation about 'True Blood' Season Seven here.


The new 'Godzilla' movie looks better and better every time I catch a glimpse of it. The trailers look great and are reminiscent of the original 1954 'Godzilla' that ravaged Japan over and over again. The less the remake looks like the 1998 Roland Emmerich monstrosity the better.


This year's Wondercon Cosplay is just so good this year. I'm a huge cosplay fan and occasional participant. I'm never as creative as these people though. I wish I were. Check out the rest of these cosplayers. They are seriously brilliant.

More 'Doctor Who' Set Photos, Geek News, Trailers + Links

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Here's another look at Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who' Season 8. It looks like this week's episode may be medieval themed! Cool! Here are some more set photos for your viewing pleasure.

Thrones Fun, Jlaw in Mystique Movie?, Cosplay, + More Geek News

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Between the months of April and June, there will be lots of Thrones talk. As the season premiere debuted this past Sunday, this week was particularly plentiful for 'Game of Thrones' spoofs and memorabilia. I typically don't do full reviews of television shows or films anymore, but I will post something I find interesting or humorous. If you want to see a great recap of this week's episode, head over to Sati's. She has a great review of 'Two Swords.'

'Game of Thrones' theme as song by goats. Yes goats. They are fascinating little creatures.


My Top 10 Favorite Space Marines

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The space marine is an archetype of science fiction. The quintessential space marine is tough, stoic, an alpha male (or female), off-world (sometimes on world), and always armed to the teeth. The earliest use of the actual term "space marine" appeared in 'Captain Brink of the Space Marines,' a 1932 'Amazing Stories' comic, which was a science fiction anthology. Steven Spielberg used this same material for his 1980s television series of the same name (available on Netflix).

Rabid Fandom, 'GoTs' AutoTune, Reboots, Spoilers, + Trailers

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This is my favorite 'Game of Thrones' autotune from @musicalscience, appropriately titled, 'The Dragon's Daughter.' It has all of your favorite characters singing their little hearts out. Yay. It actually has a cool little beat to it.



'THX-1138' Review - Blind Spot

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This android's got some swagger.
'THX-1138' is the third film in the Blind Spot Series with TheMatinee.Ca. You can see my Blind Spot movies list in the right hand side bar. Blind Spots are films that I've never seen before and are posted on the last Tuesday of the month. The first film on my list was 'Quest for Fire,' the second blind spot was 'Attack of the 50'-Foot Woman.' I accidentally skipped 'Fahrenheit 451' (1966). So 'Fahrenheit 451' is now on my list for April!

Art By Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong

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These posters are so deliciously delectable that they need their own blog posts. These prints are just beautiful. I saw this in my email from Mondo (otherwise known as Mondo Tees). Mondo creates limited edition screen printed posters for classic and contemporary films. They seem to collaborate often with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas.

"Alien" by Martin Ansin
"Prometheus" by Martin Ansin

"Psycho" by Kevin Tong

"Hannibal" by Kevin Tong


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